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Patent application: Enclosure with a condensation-resistant interior surface

Ben Welter - Thursday, September 07, 2017

U.S. patent application 20170254503 (applicant Sabic Global Technologies BV, Netherlands):

Sabic headlamp patent application drawing"In an embodiment, an enclosure comprises walls forming the enclosure, wherein the enclosure comprises an internal space; an inhibiting element disposed in at least one wall, the inhibiting element having an internal inhibiting surface exposed to the internal space, wherein the inhibiting element has a transparency of greater than or equal to 20%; and a condensing element disposed in at least one other wall, the condensing element having an internal condensing surface exposed to the internal space; wherein at least one of the inhibiting element and the condensing element comprise a phase change material [84] configured to form a temperature differential between an internal inhibiting surface temperature and an internal condensing surface temperature over a temperature range."

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/20170254503.pdf

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