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Thermal barriers for compartments

United States Patent

9,789,751
October 17, 2017
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Microenvironmental Control and Thermal Barrier Curtains/Shades for Long-Haul Trucks
An aspect of the present disclosure is a thermal barrier that includes a core layer having a first surface, a second surface, and a first edge, and a first outer layer that includes a third surface and a second edge, where the third surface substantially contacts the first surface, the core layer is configured to minimize conductive heat transfer through the barrier, and the first outer layer is configured to maximize reflection of light away from the barrier.
Kreutzer; Cory J. (Arvada, CO), Lustbader; Jason A. (Boulder, CO)
Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, CO)
15/ 291,604
20170100990
October 12, 2016
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN The United States Government has rights in this invention under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 between the United States Department of Energy and the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, the Manager and Operator of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.