|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||62/371 ; 62/457.2 ; 62/457.7 ; 220/089.1 ; 220/420|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 25 인용 특허 : 3|
A lightweight, insulated chest and method are provided for transportation and storage of perishable and other items which require a temperature-controlled environment. The chest includes insulated side walls, bottom and a hinged cover which is pneumatically sealed to prevent tampering and for thermal security. The chest includes a fluid conduit within the cover for air evacuation and depressurization of the interior and also includes a conduit to provide a vacuum between the walls of the sides and bottom which contain a rigid polymeric foam insulation.
[ We claim:] [1.] A chest comprising:a) side walls;b) a bottom, said bottom joined to said side walls to form a container;c) a cover, said cover removably positioned on said container; andd) means to evacuate air from within said container, said air evacuating means mounted on said container.