SOLAR COLLECTOR PANEL
 Inventor: James D. Gessford, P.O. Box 87, Bancroft, Id. 83217
[ * ] Notice: The portion of the term of this patent subsequent to Nov. 11, 1997, has been disclaimed.
 Appl. No.: 190,151
 Filed: Sep. 24, 1980
Related U.S. Application Data
 Continuation-in-part of Ser. No. 858,584, Dec. 8,1977, Pat. No. 4,232,658.
 Int. CU F24J3/02
 U.S. CI 126/450; 126/441;
126/444; 156/306.9; 156/309.3
 Field of Search 126/447, 448, 449, 450,
126/426, 441, 444, 445; 156/309.3, 210, 292, 306.9; 428/73, 116-118, 188
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U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
4,023,556 5/1977 Sarazin et al 126/445
4,062,352 12/1977 Lesk '. 126/444 X
4,092,977 6/1978 Guntler et al 126/444
4,114,599 9/1978 Stephens 126/445
4,120,288 10/1978 Barrett 126/450
4,203,425 5/1980 Clark 126/445 X
Primary Examiner—Larry Jones
Attorney, Agent, or Firm—H. Ross Workman; Rick D.
A solar collector panel and a method of making the collector panel. The solar collector panel has four layers of fiberglass mat which are each saturated with a catalyzed liquiform resin. Between the first two layers, unimpregnated Kraft honeycomb paper having an open cellular structure is placed so as to form a resinated honeycomb core between these first two layers. A plurality of fluid channels are then bonded to the second layer of resin saturated fiberglass mat. The fluid channels are made of a material having a coefficient of thermal expansion essentially equal to that of the fiberglass mat. The third layer of resin-saturated fiberglass mat is placed over the fluid channels. A second layer of Kraft honeycomb paper is then placed between the third and fourth layers of resin-saturated fiberglass mat, and a clear gel coat mixed with an ultraviolet inhibitor solution is rolled out over the top of the solar collector panel to partially screen out ultraviolet rays.
6 Claims, 8 Drawing Figures