Patents Examined by Shawntina T Fuqua
  • Patent number: 11516888
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a method of manufacturing far-infrared radiation thermal wire and far-infrared radiation thermal wire thereby, more particularly, a method of manufacturing far-infrared radiation thermal wire and far-infrared radiation thermal wire manufactured thereby, in which electric power is supplied with a predetermined resistance value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Inventors: Se Yeong Kim, Dong Woo Kim
  • Patent number: 11510727
    Abstract: A treatment instrument including a heat transmitter that includes a treating surface and an installation surface, a substrate attached to the installation surface, and a heat generator formed on a surface of the substrate. The substrate surface and heat generator together form an uneven surface. First and second adhesion layers formed of a material having thermal conductivity and electrical insulation are provided between the installation surface and the substrate. The first adhesion layer is in close contact with the installation surface, and the second adhesion layer is in close contact with the heat generator and the substrate surface. The second adhesion layer is inserted into a recess in the uneven surface formed by the heat generator on substrate surface so as to increase the contact area between the second adhesion layer and the uneven surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tsunetaka Akagane
  • Patent number: 11512873
    Abstract: An electrical connection interface (100) of a device for electrically heating a flow of air flowing within a ventilation, heating and/or air conditioning system of a motor vehicle comprises, in a panel (102), at least one notch that is dimensioned for receiving a connection terminal (126) mounted at the end of an electrode of a heating element of the electric heating device. The electrical connection interface comprises at least one device for limiting the shear (101) of the connection terminal which extends proud from the panel (102) adjacent to the notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Laurent Tellier, Frédéric Pierron, Serif Karaaslan, Yann Couapel
  • Patent number: 11510289
    Abstract: A laminated glass includes a pair of glass plates facing each other, a pair of intermediate adhesive layers positioned between the pair of glass plates and in contact with the respective glass plates, a wiring positioned between the pair of intermediate adhesive layers, and one set of bus bars connected to the wiring. The wiring includes conductive thin wires arranged in parallel with each other between the bus bars. The bus bars are arranged alongside a same edge of the glass plates. In an area corresponding to at least a part of a principal face of the glass plates, the conductive thin wires are arranged as one aggregation and include at least one turnaround. A resistance value of each of the conductive thin wires is within a range of 10% or less with respect to an average value of resistance values of the conductive thin wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: AGC INC.
    Inventors: Yuhei Gima, Seiichi Miyasaka, Shigeru Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11503674
    Abstract: A heater cable produces a substantially level voltage across its cross-section, providing a uniform and controllable thermal output along its length. The heater cable includes at least one center bus wire extending axially along a central axis of the heater cable, and at least one radial bus wire extending axially through the heating cable and positioned adjacent to the center bus wire. The heater cable further includes a thermally and electrically conductive interstitial material disposed around the at least one center bus wire and the at least one radial bus wire, and a jacket disposed about the interstitial material, the at least one center bus wire, and the at least one radial bus wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: nVent Services GmbH
    Inventors: Linda D. B. Kiss, Mohammad Kazemi, Peter Martin, Edward Park
  • Patent number: 11499724
    Abstract: A heater panel includes a core and a heater/dielectric layer including a positive thermal coefficient (PTC) heater layer between a pair of dielectric layers. A structural facing is included, wherein the heater/dielectric layer is bonded directly between the core and the structural facing. A second structural facing can be bonded to the core opposite the heater/dielectric layer. An impact layer can be bonded to the structural facing, e.g., the first structural facing described above, opposite the heater/dielectric layer. The heater layer can be formed by direct writing a heating element pattern onto a dielectric layer bonded to the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Hu, Nathaniel Ching, Casey Slane, Galdemir Cezar Botura
  • Patent number: 11491847
    Abstract: A heating apparatus is provided. The heating apparatus includes a positive temperature coefficient (PTC) heating element and a power controller configured to generate and apply a pulse width modified signal to the PTC heating element. The power controller is configured to vary a current of the pulse width modified signal linearly with respect to a temperature of a space being heated by the PTC heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Chih-hung Yen, Taeyoung Han, Bahram Khalighi, Kuo-huey Chen, Shailendra Kaushik
  • Patent number: 11490462
    Abstract: Disclosed is a floor underlayment system and method for radiant heat, comprising: one half inch tile or other floor underlayment board, a series of grooves cut into the tile or other floor underlayment board, electric resistance heating cable inserted into the series of grooves cut into the tile or other floor underlayment board, and sensor wires inserted into the series of grooves cut into the tile or other floor underlayment board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventor: Cory Rundle
  • Patent number: 11487306
    Abstract: A temperature control device for arrangement on a surface to be tempered, having an upper part, a lower part, an electrical connection and at least one first tempering element in connection with the electrical connection. The lower part is designed for engagement with the upper part such that a surface pressure can be provided with the upper part and the lower part in the orthogonal direction to an upper side and a lower side of the first tempering element for surface coupling of the lower part to the surface to be tempered. The temperature control device can be fastened longitudinally displaceably to the surface to be tempered in such a way that a change in length of the temperature control device in the longitudinal direction of the temperature control device can be accommodated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: STEGO-HOLDING GMBH
    Inventors: Robert Dent, Dietmar Guilliard, Elmar Mangold
  • Patent number: 11490465
    Abstract: A window assembly includes a first pane of glass and a first terminal connector in mechanical communication with the first pane of glass. The first terminal connector has a first base portion which includes a first surface. The first surface is separated from the first pane of glass by solder. The first surface includes a center portion. The center portion includes a curved portion which is nearer the major surface of the first pane of glass than a remaining portion of the center portion. The solder separating the curved portion from the major surface of the first pane of glass is of a thickness which is less than a thickness of the solder separating the remaining portion of the center portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Pilkington Group Limited
    Inventors: Charles P. Sitterlet, Charles E. Ash, Robert Matt Thomas, Thomas S. Hicks
  • Patent number: 11479287
    Abstract: A method of heating a vehicle member, comprising at least one first electrical heating unit and at least one second electrical heating unit, the method comprising: a first step with a step consisting of supplying current to the first electrical heating unit until at least one zone reaches a setpoint temperature, and with a step consisting of determining a first electrical energy supplied to the first electrical heating unit, a second step with a step consisting of supplying the first electrical heating unit in order to keep the priority area of the member at the setpoint temperature and with a step consisting of delivering to the second electrical heating unit a second electrical energy, calculated based on the first electrical energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Autoliv Development AB
    Inventors: Eric Gallot, Alexander Gulde, Thomas Letierce
  • Patent number: 11483900
    Abstract: A carbon felt heating device is disclosed. The carbon felt heating device includes a carbon felt unit adapted to radiate heat upon supply of power, and power-connecting portions, which are provided at two ends of the carbon felt unit so as to electrically connect the carbon felt unit to a power source, wherein at least some of voids in the carbon felt unit are filled with resin or polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: EVERWELLTECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Su Nam Yu, Se Hwan Jeong
  • Patent number: 11483901
    Abstract: A ceramic heater includes a ceramic plate having a wafer mounting surface and having a resistive heating element embedded in the plate; and a ceramic tubular shaft having a tubular shape and bonded to a back surface of the plate. The plate has a circular recess with a bottom in the back surface thereof. The tubular shaft has a plate-side flange extending radially outward from an outer peripheral surface of a plate-side end portion. An entire end surface of the plate-side end portion of the tubular shaft is bonded to a bonding region of the back surface of the plate outside the circular recess. The opening diameter d1 of the plate-side end portion of the tubular shaft, the inner diameter d2 of the plate-side flange of the tubular shaft, and the diameter D1 of the circular recess of the plate satisfy d2?d1?D1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yutaka Unno
  • Patent number: 11472373
    Abstract: Multilayer metallo-dielectric energy control coatings are disclosed in which one or more layers are formed from a hydrogenated metal nitride dielectric, which may be hydrogenated during or after dielectric deposition. Properties of the multilayer coating may be configured by appropriately tuning the hydrogen concentration (and/or the spatial profile thereof) in one or more hydrogenated metal nitride dielectric layers. One or more metal layers of the multilayer coating may be formed on a hydrogenated nitride dielectric layer, thereby facilitating adhesion of the metal with a low percolation threshold and enabling the formation of thin metal layers that exhibit substantial transparency in the visible spectrum. Optical properties of the coating may be tuned through modulation of metal-dielectric interface roughness and dispersion of metal nanoparticles in the dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: 3E NANO INC.
    Inventors: Nazir Pyarali Kherani, Sai Shankar Balakrishnan, Stepan Olegovich Fomichev, Yufeng Ye, Remy Howard Haoching Ko, Daniel P. Shea
  • Patent number: 11470692
    Abstract: A vehicle glazing comprising a glass substrate having an electrically conductive coating deposited on at least a portion of at least one surface thereof, wherein the electrically conductive coating comprises a pyrolytically deposited transparent conductive oxide layer, wherein a peripheral obscuration band printed on at least a portion of the electrically conductive coating, a cured electrically conductive ink printed on the peripheral obscuration band, and an electrically conductive element in electrical contact with both the electrically conductive coating and the cured electrically conductive ink. Also disclosed are a method of manufacturing a vehicle glazing and a vehicle comprising said vehicle glazing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: PILKINGTON GROUP LIMITED
    Inventors: Leigh Francis Mellor, Joseph Jeremy Boote
  • Patent number: 11470690
    Abstract: The present teachings disclose a wire mesh heater including: a wire mesh element having a surface area comprising a non-contact area and a contact area; a primary conductor having a hollow and a contact surface; and a secondary conductor including a configured to expand outwards. The contact area contacts the contact surface to provide an electrical connection between the wire mesh element and the primary conductor, and the primary conductor is disposed about the secondary conductor and secured to the secondary conductor when expanded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventor: Nicholas P De Luca
  • Patent number: 11465364
    Abstract: An electric heating pad for warming a patient. The electric heating pad may be a heated underbody support, heated mattress or heated mattress overlay. An embodiment of the heating pad includes a flexible sheet-like heating element including an upper edge, a lower edge, and at least two side edges. The heating pad may also include a shell covering the heating element and comprising at least two sheets of flexible material (e.g., two sheets may be one sheet folded over to form at least two sheets). The two sheets of flexible material may be coupled together about the edges of the heating element by a weld. The material of the two sheets may include urethane. In some embodiments, a catalyst to accelerate hydrogen peroxide decomposition is coated on or impregnated into an element within the shell, or on the interior surface of the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Augustine Temperature Management LLC
    Inventors: Scott D. Augustine, Randall C. Arnold, Ryan S. Augustine, Rudolf A. Deibel, Scott A. Entenman, Garrett J. Augustine, Brent M. Augustine
  • Patent number: 11457512
    Abstract: A cord-shaped heater 1, having: a conductive wires 5a; an inner-layer covering 7 formed on the outer periphery of the conductive wires 5a; and an outer-layer covering 9 formed on the outer periphery of the inner-layer covering 7, wherein the melting temperature of the inner-layer covering 7 is higher than the melting temperature of the outer-layer covering 9, the inner-layer covering 7 and the outer-layer covering 9 are made of same type of polymer material, and the inner-layer covering 7 and the outer-layer covering 9 are adhered to each other. The cord-shaped heater 1, wherein the conductive wire 5a includes a plurality of conductive wires, and the conductive wires 5a is covered with an insulating film 5b. A sheet-shaped heater, wherein the cord-shaped heater is arranged on a substrate, the substrate has a gap, at least a part of the outer-layer covering is penetrated into the gap of the substrate, and the inner-layer covering is not penetrated into the gap of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: KURABE INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akifumi Wada, Tadao Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11457514
    Abstract: A resin window capable of preventing breakage of defogger wires, and a method for producing the same. The resin window includes a plate-like resin glass extending from one end side to the other end side and having a curved portion formed thereon in the extending direction of the resin glass, and a film disposed so as to follow the shape of the resin glass and having a defogger wire extending in the extending direction of the resin glass. When seen in the direction normal to the resin glass, the defogger wire has a wave-shaped portion in at least a portion at a position corresponding to the curved portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TSUCHIYA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobutaka Honma, Ai Nishida, Kazuhiro Yoshida
  • Patent number: 11440294
    Abstract: A laminated glazing comprising an assembly including (i) at least a thermoplastic interlayer, (ii) a first busbar laid over the thermoplastic interlayer, (iii) at least one heating wire laid over the first busbar, (iv) a second busbar at least partly laid over the heating wire and at least partly laid over the first busbar, (v) where a solder layer suitable for melting in an autoclave covers at least part of a surface of the first busbar or the second busbar and is arranged to contact the heating wire, and (vi) where the assembly is laminated with at least a glass sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Pavel Horak, Laurent Goutiere