US 11,656,522 B2
Solar temperature regulation system for a fluid
John L. Marshall, Sedgwick, ME (US); Richard J. Paolini, Jr., Framingham, MA (US); Jay William Anseth, Canton, MA (US); and Joanna F. Au, Boston, MA (US)
Assigned to E Ink Corporation, Billerica, MA (US)
Filed by E INK CORPORATION, Billerica, MA (US)
Filed on Sep. 25, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/582,519.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/738,323, filed on Sep. 28, 2018.
Prior Publication US 2020/0103719 A1, Apr. 2, 2020
Int. Cl. G02F 1/167 (2019.01); G02F 1/1334 (2006.01); G02F 1/1333 (2006.01); G02F 1/1335 (2006.01); G02F 1/1675 (2019.01)
CPC G02F 1/167 (2013.01) [G02F 1/1334 (2013.01); G02F 1/133348 (2013.01); G02F 1/133516 (2013.01); G02F 1/133354 (2021.01); G02F 2001/1678 (2013.01); G02F 2201/52 (2013.01)] 11 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A temperature regulating device comprising:
a structure comprising an internal reservoir configured to retain a fluid, the reservoir including an inlet in fluid communication with the internal reservoir and an outlet in fluid communication with the internal reservoir, the structure having an incident light surface comprising capsules containing (i) first particles having a first electrophoretic mobility and having a first color and (ii) second particles having a second electrophoretic mobility and having a second color, wherein the first electrophoretic mobility and the second electrophoretic mobility are different, and wherein the first color and the second color are different;
a temperature sensor in contact with the fluid and configured to measure a temperature of the fluid;
a voltage source for applying a voltage to the capsules; and
a controller in electrical communication with the temperature sensor and the voltage source, the controller being configured to execute a program stored in the controller to apply a level of the voltage to the capsules based on a temperature of the fluid received from the temperature sensor.