|NANOPORE, INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20140196305||Production of Thermal Insulation Products - Methods of making thermal insulation products are provided, one method including the steps of sealing a support material (e.g., a nanoporous core such as fumed silica, an aerogel powder, etc.) and at least one vapor (e.g., steam) within an interior portion of a substantially gas-impermeable envelope (e.g., a metallic and/or polymeric film), and then condensing at least a portion of the vapor after the sealing step to reduce the pressure within the gas-impermeable envelope from a first pressure before the condensing to a lower second pressure after the condensing. The disclosed methods limit or eliminate the need for mechanism pumping mechanisms to drawing the vacuum within the products, drying of the core before the sealing, and the like.||07-17-2014|
|20140151382||INSULATED CONTAINER SYSTEM FOR MAINTAINING A CONTROLLED PAYLOAD TEMPERATURE - An insulated container system and a temperature control insert that is configured to maintain a payload chamber temperature over a minimum length of time to enable goods within the payload chamber to be shipped over distances while being maintained within a desired temperature range.||06-05-2014|
|20130152612||SORPTION COOLING SYSTEMS AND CLIMATE CONTROL USING MULTI-CHANNEL THERMAL SWING ADSORPTION - Sorption cooling systems and methods for using sorption cooling systems, particularly to control the interior climate of vehicles, buildings, appliances and other enclosed spaces. The sorption cooling systems may incorporate sorbent beds having a low thermal mass that are capable of rapid cycle times to increase the efficiency of the sorption cooling systems.||06-20-2013|
|20090001086||CONTAINER INSERT INCORPORATING THERMALLY INSULATIVE PANELS - A container insert for providing a thermally insulated enclosure. The container insert includes a bottom panel, side panels and end panels that are interconnected by a plastic backing sheet. The side panels and end panels can be pivoted upwardly to form side walls and end walls. The plastic backing sheet covers the seams between adjacent insulation panels to provide a moisture barrier. The plastic backing sheet can also urge adjacent panels together to reduce the gap between adjacent panels and improve thermal performance.||01-01-2009|
|20090000312||METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COOLING A CONTAINER - A method and apparatus for the rapid cooling of a container and its contents, such as a beverage container. A heat transfer fluid is thermally contacted with the beverage container, where the heat transfer fluid has a temperature of less than 0° C. The heat transfer fluid can be physically separated from the container, such as by flowing the heat transfer fluid through a heat exchanger that surrounds the container. The cooling parameters can be controlled such that the container and its contents are rapidly cooled without freezing of the contents.||01-01-2009|
Patent applications by NANOPORE, INC.