06967051 is referenced by 39 patents and cites 25 patents.

Thermal insulation systems and with methods of their production. The thermal insulation systems incorporate at least one reflection layer and at least one spacer layer in an alternating pattern. Each spacer layer includes a fill layer and a carrier layer. The fill layer may be separate from the carrier layer, or it may be a part of the carrier layer, i.e., mechanically injected into the carrier layer or chemically formed in the carrier layer. Fill layers contain a powder having a high surface area and low bulk density. Movement of powder within a fill layer is restricted by electrostatic effects with the reflection layer combined with the presence of a carrier layer, or by containing the powder in the carrier layer. The powder in the spacer layer may be compressed from its bulk density. The thermal insulation systems may further contain an outer casing. Thermal insulation systems may further include strips and seams to form a matrix of sections. Such sections serve to limit loss of powder from a fill layer to a single section and reduce heat losses along the reflection layer.

Title
Thermal insulation systems
Application Number
9/939286
Publication Number
6967051 (B1)
Application Date
August 20, 2001
Publication Date
November 22, 2005
Inventor
James E Fesmire
Titusville
FL, US
Stanislaw D Augustynowicz
Titusvile
FL, US
Agent
Guy Miller
Gary G Borda
Randall M Heald
Assignee
The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DC, US
IPC
B32B 003/02
B32B 009/00
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