Thermally insulated cryogenic container
Thermal insulating flexible ceramic containing flame hydrolysis produced microporous oxide aerogel
Handleable shapes of thermal insulation material
Thermally insulating structure
ApplicationNo. 074766 filed on 06/10/1993
US Classes:62/45.1, STORAGE OF SOLIDIFIED OR LIQUIFIED GAS (E.G., CRYOGEN)220/62.15, Including a layer which comprises an inorganic, nonmetallic material (e.g., porcelain, glass, brick, concrete, earthenware)220/560.12, Including thermal insulation220/592.25Foam insulation
ExaminersPrimary: Capossela, Ronald C.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassF17C 001/00
AbstractA low heat-leak cryogenic system comprising a cryogenic fluid, a first lamina having an external side facing toward and exposed directly to, or indirectly to, the cryogenic fluid and an internal side facing away from the cryogenic fluid; a second lamina spaced apart from the first lamina, and at least one block or layer of coherent aerogel extending from the first lamina to the second lamina. In another version, the aerogel is in a gaseous environment having a pressure not greater than 250,000 micrometers of mercury. In another version, at least one of the lamina is flexible so as to at least partially transmit an external load, such as that imposed by the atmosphere, to the coherent aerogel, and the coherent+ aerogel is capable of at least partially transmitting a load imposed on it from one lamina to the other.