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Thermal control structure and garment

United States Patent

March 13, 2012
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A flexible thermally conductive structure. The structure generally includes a plurality of thermally conductive yarns, at least some of which are at least partially disposed adjacent to an elastomeric material. Typically, at least a portion of the plurality of thermally conductive yarns is configured as a sheet. The yarns may be constructed from graphite, metal, or similar materials. The elastomeric material may be formed from urethane or silicone foam that is at least partially collapsed, or from a similar material. A thermal management garment is provided, the garment incorporating a flexible thermally conductive structure.
Klett; James W. (Knoxville, TN), Cameron; Christopher Stan (Sanford, NC)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
11/ 842,407
August 21, 2007
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS The United States Government has rights to this invention pursuant to contract number DE-AC05-00OR22725 between the United States Department of Energy and UT-Battelle, LLC.