Patent Number: 8,714,461

Title: Enhancing insulating properties at higher temperature utilizing soft seals

Abstract: Devices utilized to enhance insulating properties at high temperatures. Such devices can include two gas compartments. A main gas compartment can function as a main layer and generally contains a layer of a gas (e.g., Xenon) having a relatively small thermal conductivity. The plates of the main gas layer can be separated by a soft seal, so that the main gas does not leak and the main layer expands easily. A second gas compartment can be configured as a vented compartment filled with air. At high temperatures, the main gas expands while the secondary gas volume shrinks. Since the main gas possesses a lower thermal conductivity, the effective resistance of the device increases, causing an enhancement in the insulating properties at large operating temperatures. A series of gas compartments can be utilized for additional enhancement in insulating properties.

Inventors: Vafai; Kambiz (Mission Viejo, CA), Khaled; Abdul-Rahim Assaad (Jeddah, SA)

Assignee: Kambix Innovations, LLC

International Classification: G05D 23/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018