Flexible Or Resilient (e.g., Warming Pad) Patents (Class 219/528)
  • Patent number: 10324479
    Abstract: A portable plant instrument freezing and bursting prevention device using a non-directional serial connector includes a main body portion, a plurality of heat wire portions, each of the plurality of heat wire portions comprising a male connector having a cylindrical shape, a heat wire having resistance, and a female connector having a cylindrical shape and having a hollow portion with both ends open, which are sequentially coupled to one another, and an end cap inserted into the female connector at an end of the plurality of heat wire portions to short-circuit the female connector, in which the male connector of one of the plurality of heat wire portions is inserted into the female connector of another one of the plurality of heat wire portions, and thus the plurality of heat wire portions are serially connected to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: KEPCO ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC.
    Inventor: Chang Sun Yoon
  • Patent number: 10293947
    Abstract: An aircraft heating system wherein the heater includes a haven (34) constructed from dielectric layers (40-50), conductive lanes (60), bus bars (70), and strips (80-150). Façade sections (41, 51, 61) of the dielectric layers (40-50) and the lanes (60) form the primary heating surface (31). The strips (80-150), along with sections (42, 52, 62) of the layers/lanes, form havens (34) for harbor sections (72) of the bus bars (70).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jin Hu, James M. Roman
  • Patent number: 10278892
    Abstract: An infrared (IR) heating panel system comprising a thermally and electrically insulating substrate, a power buss, an at least one substrate supported IR heating element electrically coupled to the power buss, and a return element electrically coupled to the power buss and IR heating element. A printed shield substantially covers the IR heating element(s). The heating panel emits radiation when an electrical current is passed therethrough. The printed shielding layer is electrically coupled to a low impedance grounding matrix and configured to harness and shunt electrical field charges emitted by the IR heating element. Some embodiments include two or more IR heating panels coupled in an electrical parallel configuration supplied by one twisted and shielded power feed wire. Twisted two-wire shielded plus ground conductors are soldered to the corresponding IR heater solder points while simultaneously maintaining the twisted wire configuration for EMR cancellation and EF grounding shield conductivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: TYLOHELO INC.
    Inventors: Steven John Benda, Chad Matthew Benda, Ragis H. C. Kao
  • Patent number: 10237923
    Abstract: Provided is a transparent film heater including: a transparent substrate 100; and a heat-emitting layer 200 that includes conductive nanowires 10 forming a network, and a coating material 20 applied to the nanowires 10 and functioning to bind the nanowires 10 with each other, is disposed on the transparent substrate 100, and emits heat upon the application of a voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION, YONSEI UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Jin-Woo Park
  • Patent number: 10201935
    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: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    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: 10125743
    Abstract: The method for de-icing composite material structures, particularly blades of a wind turbine made from composite materials, includes the following steps: disposing at least one layer of a formulation of conductive polymer on at least one portion of the surface of the structure, providing an appropriate electrical power supply for the structure, and connecting the layer of a formulation of conductive polymer to the electrical power supply in such a way as to cause the conductive layer of conductive polymer to heat up, controlling the electrical power supply depending on climatic conditions. The required composition and suitable device are also described. A specific application is the blades of wind turbines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: VALEOL
    Inventors: Bastien Gaillardon, Serge Gracia, Mathieu Oyharcabal, Thomas Olinga
  • Patent number: 10109400
    Abstract: Laminated resistive heaters comprising a carbon nanotube layer are described. The invention also includes methods of making laminated resistive heaters and applications using the resistive heaters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Amy M. Heintz, Katherine P. Mitchell, Brett R. Burton, Ioan I. Feier, Timothy J. Lastrapes, Beth Muszynski
  • Patent number: 10094505
    Abstract: A heatable line pipe useful for diesel fuel systems and fuel cell systems is provided. The heatable line pipe comprises in order from an inside of the pipe: a) an electrically insulating inner layer; b) a first electrically conductive layer; c) at least two current leads wound spirally around the first electrically conductive layer; d) a second electrically conductive layer over the at least two current leads forming a surface; and e) an outer cladding of an electrically insulating plastic material. The thickness of the second electrically conductive layer is 0.1 to 1.5 mm, and the at least two current leads form wave peaks in the surface of the second electrically conductive layer. The line pipe has the advantage that a fall in heating performance over the lifetime is effectively prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignees: EVONIK DEGUSSA GmbH, VOSS AUTOMOTIVE GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Goering, Michael Boeer, Juergen Franosch, Joerg Westmeier, Otfried Schwarzkopf, Daniel De Beer
  • Patent number: 10064243
    Abstract: A heating pad with a thermostatic control circuit coupled to a resistance heating element. The resistance heating element and an acrylic based polymer adhesive are glued between polyester film layers. The film layers and heating element are contained with a plastic sleeve. The thickness and properties of the polyester film and adhesive forms a fuse. The adhesive delaminates the polyester film at excessive temperatures causing the resistance heating element to sever thereby creating an open circuit that halts operation of the heating pad. The thermostatic control circuit includes a hysteresis circuit that compares analog signals across two thin film resistors to provide a control signal to a power controller to selectively vary the power output to the heating element. The thermostatic control circuit is an integrated circuit board disposed within the fused plastic sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: DSM&T Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Sergio Corona
  • Patent number: 10023778
    Abstract: A system and method for treatment of biomass products or residues to obtain valuable adhesives and composite materials is described herein. Some embodiments do not require purification of a biomass product or residue to produce an adhesive. Some embodiments comprise a treatment of post extraction algae residue configured to produce an adhesive. Use of post extraction algae residue adds value to alternative energy produced by extracting oil from algae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
    Inventor: William Chirdon
  • Patent number: 9955532
    Abstract: To provide a fabric heater that can be stretchable in all direction and warms up quickly. The aforementioned problem is solved by means of a fabric heater (1) that comprises a piece of fabric (2) that is formed into one piece by twist-braiding the plurality of loop portions (5) with each other, the plurality of loops portions (5) being formed by conductive thread (4), and electrodes (30) that are comprised by electrode thread (31, 35) and by spacing from each other, and the conductive thread (4) has a core (10) formed by a fiber and a conductive layer (11) or a conductive foil (12) that covers the surface of the core (10) or; by means of fabric heater (1) which is formed by the conductive thread (4) comprises a bunch of lines (7) having at least one or more conductive lines (6a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: SANKI CONSYS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masahide Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9936538
    Abstract: The invention relates to a an electric radiator element having multiple heating zones for the production of energy-efficient eco-design applications, radiator heating flanges and radiator heating pipes in the low-voltage range, having integrated radiators which increase the heating output of a heater resistor without the additional consumption of energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventor: Al Bernstein
  • Patent number: 9885158
    Abstract: A paving screed for a road paver that comprises a screed plate, a heating element and a fastening device for pressing the heating element onto the screed plate. The fastening device comprises an actuating member and an elastic element. The actuating member is configured to deflect through its operation the elastic element directly or indirectly by a predetermined amount, wherein the elastic element applies a predetermined force directly or indirectly onto the heating element and biases the heating element against the screed plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: JOSEPH VOEGELE AG
    Inventors: Frank Grimm, Thorsten Eckart
  • Patent number: 9821832
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fabric (30, 31) with at least one support (41, 41?), with at least two electrical function elements (70), and with at least one seam (40). It is provided that at least two of the electrical function elements (70) are in the form of strands and integrated in the seam (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: GENTHERM GMBH
    Inventors: Oliver Davignon, Gábor Panyi
  • Patent number: 9811952
    Abstract: A system and a method for monitoring a condition of a paving machine. The system includes a screed plate and a heating element for heating the screed plate. The system also includes a controller configured to determine a heat-up time for the screed plate and compare the heat-up time to a predetermined time. The controller is further configured to provide a signal indicating that the screed plate needs to be replaced if the heat-up time is less than or equal to the predetermined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Caterpillar Paving Products Inc.
    Inventor: Nathan A. Carlson
  • Patent number: 9728309
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose a variable resistance and a manufacturing method thereof, and the variable resistance is a variable resistance with continually adjustable resistance value. This variable resistance comprises: an elastic insulation envelope and conductive particles filled in the elastic insulation envelope. The manufacturing method of the variable resistance comprises: filling conductive particles into an elastic insulation envelope with an opening; and sealing the opening of the elastic insulation envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hong Wang, Tianyue Zhao, Yanling Han
  • Patent number: 9723657
    Abstract: A method of three-dimensionally shaping articles, such as articles that are difficult to transport, includes the following successive steps: placing at least one flexible cord (1) on a former (10), the cord (1) incorporating a heating electrical resistance surrounded by at least a first set of yarns of thermoplastic polymer material; connecting the flexible cord (1) to an electrical power supply for a given duration to cause the thermoplastic polymer of at least the first set of yarns surrounding the heating resistance to soften, the cord then taking on the shape imposed by the former (10); cooling the cord; and optionally removing the former (10) in order to obtain the three-dimensional object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Societe Choletaise De Fabrication
    Inventor: Olivier Verriele
  • Patent number: 9706748
    Abstract: A heat-exchanging mat to cool livestock provides for elastic water conduction channels displaced toward an upper surface of the mat and provides for cushioning placed below those elastic channels. In this way, a high degree of cushioning may be obtained without sacrificing an efficient transfer of heat into the upper surface of the mat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Christopher Choi, Nigel Cook, Kenneth Nordlund
  • Patent number: 9693668
    Abstract: A cleaning pad structure of stitch bonded construction incorporating one or more substrate layers of an absorbent nonwoven material with an optional additional fluid blocking substrate layer of polymer film or other suitable material in juxtaposed relation to the absorbent nonwoven layers. Stitching yarns are introduced in stitching relation through the substrate layers. One face of the pad defines a cleaning surface of raised yarn loops formed by the stitched yarns. The pad further includes an attachment surface facing away from the cleaning surface. The stitches of yarns across the attachment surface define an engagement surface for attachment to cooperating hooking elements across a surface of a mop head to define a hook and loop attachment system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: TIETEX INTERNATIONAL LTD
    Inventor: Martin Wildeman
  • Patent number: 9687084
    Abstract: Particular infant support or nursing pillows are disclosed, for supporting an infant in a variety of settings by providing a stable surface upon which to rest. Various embodiments include a generally crescent shaped device, including a resilient fill material surrounded by a fabric shell and having a top and a bottom surface connected by a band of uniform width extending vertically and wholly about the perimeter of the pillow. The support pillow may be combined with an accessory device to form a support pillow assembly. An attachment mechanism may be configured to attach the accessory device to the support pillow such that the accessory device is arranged to direct a perceptible effect to at least one of the first arm, the second arm, and the medial region of the support pillow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventors: Jacob Sclare, David Gilbert, Cary Costello, Daniel Corso, Alex Soriano, Joseph Staley, Katherine Buchanan
  • Patent number: 9606080
    Abstract: A non-enzymatic glucose sensor and method for fabricating the sensor are disclosed. The glucose sensor contains at least one non-enzymatic electrode configured to catalyze the electro-oxidation of glucose in preference to other bio-molecules. The surface of the electrode comprises CuO nanoparticles. The sensor shows sensitivity and selectivity exceeding enzyme based devices presently in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
    Inventors: Satheesh Babu G. Thekkedath, Ramachandran Thiagarajan, Bipin G. Nair
  • Patent number: 9586449
    Abstract: A tire heating system for includes a wheel that may be attached to a vehicle. A tire is attached to the wheel and a charging unit is attached to the wheel. The charging unit produces an electrical current when the wheel is rotated. A heating unit is attached to the tire and the heating unit is electrically coupled to the charging unit. The heating unit heating the tire and the heating unit prevents ice formation on the tire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Inventor: Aldera Love
  • Patent number: 9532403
    Abstract: A capacitive sensor electrode for controlling activation and deactivation of a PTC conductive ink heater can be deposited as part of the same layer of conductive ink used to form the open heater circuit pattern for the heater. A layer of conductive ink is deposited on an insulating substrate, with a first portion of the layer forming an open heater circuit pattern and a second portion of the layer forming a capacitive sensor electrode spaced from and electrically isolated from the first portion of the layer. A layer of positive temperature coefficient (PTC) conductive ink is deposited so as to bridge gaps between in the open heater circuit pattern while leaving the capacitive sensor electrode spaced from and electrically isolated from the layer of PTC conductive ink on the first portion of the layer of conductive ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Inventor: Paul Kielar
  • Patent number: 9468043
    Abstract: Laminated resistive heaters comprising a carbon nanotube layer are described. The invention also includes methods of making laminated resistive heaters and applications using the resistive heaters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Amy M. Heintz, Katherine P. Mitchell, Brett R. Burton, Ioan I. Feier, Timothy J. Lastrapes, Beth Muszynski
  • Patent number: 9435680
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for fuel level sensing are described herein. An example sensor includes a sealed housing comprising a first end, a second end, and an interior defined by walls extending therebetween. The sensor includes a float surrounding an exterior of the sealed housing and is configured to move longitudinally along the sealed housing between the first end second ends. The float may include a magnetic element configured to provide a magnetic field. The sealed housing may include an electrically conductive spring coupled to at least one of the first end or the second end, and may include a ferrous element coupled to the electrically conductive spring and configured to be displaced relative to the sealed housing based on the magnetic field. The electrically conductive spring may expand and retract to adjust a resistance of the electrically conductive spring in response to the ferrous element being displaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: DERINGER-NEY, INC.
    Inventor: Arthur S. Klein
  • Patent number: 9408257
    Abstract: A silicone band heater assembly includes a silicone heater cable, lead wires, and a zip tie connection. The heater cable consists of a resistance heater wire that is optionally surrounded by a fiberglass braid, which in turn is encased in a silicone insulator. Each end of the heater cable includes an overmolded zip tie segment, which includes the splice connection between the lead wire and resistance wire, and the ability to link the ends of the heater cable assembly together when being clamped to a desired structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Tutco, Inc.
    Inventor: James Patrick Lollar
  • Patent number: 9398698
    Abstract: A pattern of an electrically conductive print material is formed on a receiver element using an elastomeric relief element that has a relief pattern comprising (1) an uppermost relief surface, and (2) an average relief image depth of at least 50 ?m relative to the uppermost relief surface. A printable material composition is applied to the uppermost relief surface, which printable material composition contains an electrically conductive print material and a carrier liquid. At least 50 weight % of the carrier liquid is removed from the uppermost relief surface, leaving the electrically conductive print material on the uppermost relief surface. Either the elastomeric relief element or the printable material composition on the elastomeric relief element, or both, are treated with an acid in vapor or liquid form to improve conductivity of the electrically conductive print material after it has been transferred from the uppermost relief surface to the receiver element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: Elsie Anderson Fohrenkamm, Charles W. Simpson, Gregory Lloyd Zwadlo
  • Patent number: 9327923
    Abstract: A heated portable cargo ramp and method of making the same is provided. The ramp has an elongated base comprising a length that is longer than a width of the base. A first ceramic insulating layer is provided above the elongated base. A heating element is provided above the first ceramic insulating layer. The heating element comprises an elongated flexible mat. A first rubber layer is provided above the heating element. A second ceramic insulating layer is provided above at least the portion of the rubber layer which extends over the heating element. A second rubber layer is provided above at least the portion of the second ceramic insulating layer which extends over the laminated paper-enclosed heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventor: Quintin S. Marx
  • Patent number: 9307889
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a doormat adapted for outdoor use for melting snow and ice accumulations comprising of a base including a mat element and a bottom portion for engaging with a supporting surface, wherein the mat element is configured for housing heating pipes in electrical engagement with each other that are disposed between the mat element and an upper surface element; at least one removable battery pack, removably attached to the doormat by an electronic port, wherein the heating pipes are powered by removable battery packs connected to the doormat via Universal Serial Bus (“USB”) ports and as such providing for individualized charging of each removable battery pack; and the upper surface element comprising of a brush member with at least one or more apertures for providing access to the removable battery pack for charging the heating pipes disposed within.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Inventor: Isaac S. Daniel
  • Patent number: 9271335
    Abstract: The inventive device object of the present application is a Snow Blanket or Snow Pad which will melts away this unwanted snow off cars and from around cars as well as from stairs and walkways around homes and businesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Inventor: Vickie Lamb
  • Patent number: 9233523
    Abstract: The device for sealing together a formed bottom sheet and a lidding sheet between a feed roll and a sealing roll has a heating unit for preheating the lidding sheet before the sealing operation. The heating unit is a contactless induction heating device which has coils and magnetic-field influencing elements which are arranged transversely to the travel direction of the lidding sheet and opposite at least one of the coils. The distance between each of the magnetic-field influencing elements and the at least one coil is adjusted by a control unit on the basis of measurement values of temperature sensors arranged downstream of the magnetic-field influencing elements in order to regulate the temperature profile of the lidding sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Uhlmann Pac-Systeme GMBH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Detlev Gertitschke, Juergen Liebhardt, Robert Lehmann
  • Patent number: 9228749
    Abstract: A heating wire support meshing and a method of constructing a heated surface, particularly a floor surface therewith, is described. The heating wire support meshing comprises one or more mats formed by transversely spaced parallel rows of wire support bridge elements interconnected together at their crossings. The bridge elements have electric heating wire support slots to receive and guide one or more electric heating wires along one or more desired paths. Bottom support formations extend along a bottom planar surface of the mat. Top support formations lie in a top planar surface of the mat. The wire support slots are adapted to support the one or more electric heating wires spaced below the top support formations. The support meshing also acts as a reinforcement of a sub-floor on which the support meshing is installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: FLEXTHERM INC.
    Inventors: Michel Morand, Philippe Charron
  • Patent number: 9222699
    Abstract: A rubber heat pad is integrated into a fiberglass fiber insulator to form a heater blanket for a diesel fuel filter and other truck components. A controller monitors ambient temperatures and pad temperatures and the battery flow state. If it is cold, and the battery has available power, then a heat pad(s) is turned ON. When the pad(s) gets too hot, then it is turned OFF by the controller. Truck park mode allows AC power. On the road use triggers an inverter to supply AC to the pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Inventors: James R. Hendrickson, Todd R. Alcock, Scott A. Alcock
  • Patent number: 9163365
    Abstract: An anti-icing system may maintain a thin layer of solution on top of pedestrian reception areas to prevent frozen precipitation from remaining frozen on the pedestrian reception areas. This greatly reduces the slippery surfaces that pedestrians would otherwise encounter when using the walk-on surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Inventor: Bertram Solis
  • Patent number: 9103181
    Abstract: A heater cable for hydrocarbon drilling tubing, preferably applicable to pressurized or flooded annular space shale type wells, to prevent and/or remove obstructions in petroleum production wells tubing, caused by the accumulation of substances such as paraffin and hydrates or by a sharp increase in viscosity of the type which extends alongside a metallic thermo conductor duct affixed to the tubing by means of fixation elements. The cable is formed by an inner sheath insulating the electrical conductors, a metallic coat on said conductors' insulating sheath, a fluoropolymeric jacket surrounding said metallic sheath and an outer armor generally defined by a spring which surrounds the jacket in a helicoidal way. The coating of the conductors' insulating sheath is defined by a laminar band which protects all the surface of said sheath arranged in a surrounding way alongside it following a helicoidal arrangement and whose successive spirals are partially overlapped between them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Inventor: Pablo Javier Invierno
  • Patent number: 9006619
    Abstract: A combination cooking appliance controls a radiant heating element provided in an oven cavity, both a blower and a convection heating element provided in an air plenum, and microwave energy sources to provide for numerous potential operating modes. The present invention is particularly concerned with the manner in which the various cooking components are configured and flexibly controlled to provide for short cook cycles in a variety of operational modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: ACP, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert McNamee, Robert A. Schulte, Thomas Miller, Roger W. Carlson, James A. Goranson, Edward R. Cook
  • Publication number: 20150021313
    Abstract: The present invention provides an energy-saving heating pad comprising a pad member comprising a heating wire enclosed by at least one heat accumulation layer therein and a socket connected to the heating wire therein; a controller comprising a plug connected to the socket of the pad member and a power outlet plug therein. As the heating wire being enclosed by the heat accumulation layers provided inside the pad member, the user is able to heat up the heating wire for a certain period of time to allow fast heat conduction on the heat accumulation layer for heat accumulation and preservation. Furthermore, it allows portable uses with convenience once it is heated via the electrical plug for a certain period of time, which lessens the safety concern on having the human body being exposed under the electromagnetic waves generated and achieves the merit of being energy-saving altogether.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Long Huang CHANG
  • Patent number: 8937268
    Abstract: Provided is a conductive film suitable for use in a transparent heating element having superior visibility and heat generation properties. A conductor of a first conductive film has a mesh pattern which has a plurality of lattice cross points (intersections) formed by a plurality of first metal nanowires and a plurality of second metal nanowires. The conductor between intersections is formed in a wave-like shape having at least one curve. The array period of an arc of one first metal nanowire from among parallel adjacent first metal nanowires is one period. The array period of an arc of another first metal nanowire constitutes two periods. Similarly, the array period of an arc of one second metal nanowire is one period. The array period of an arc of another second metal nanowire constitutes two periods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Tadashi Kuriki
  • Patent number: 8886026
    Abstract: Electrical mats for generating heat, light or IR radiation which may be cut, drilled or trimmed and maintain their function. The mat is made of at least two sets of non-parallel electrodes of different polarities wherein electrodes of same polarities are connected to each other, but isolated from electrodes of different polarities; and a plurality of electrical elements connected to the electrode of different polarity and generating heat, radiation or light. The mats may be in the form of tiles, strips or tubes and may be used to tile 2D or 3D structures. The mats may also include cover layer or thermal isolation. Mats may be formed by deposition on a substrate or woven as fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventor: Ofir Gilad
  • Publication number: 20140326709
    Abstract: A sheet-type ohmic heating element (10) comprises a substrate sheet (12) having applied thereon a layer of PTC material (14) and a protective cover sheet (16) laid over the layer of PTC material. The protective cover sheet extends beyond the boundary of the layer of PTC material and is affixed to the substrate sheet circumferentially around the boundary of the layer of PTC material. The protective cover sheet and the layer of PTC material are arranged in non-adhesive contact with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: IEE INTERNATIONAL ELECTRONICS & ENGINEERING S.A.
    Inventors: Driss Chabach, Raphael Bennes, Céline Lemire, Julie Distel, Alain Schumacher
  • Publication number: 20140317925
    Abstract: There is provided a heating device for use in the repair or production of a component of a wind power installation, in particular a rotor blade of a wind power installation. The heating device has a mat with at least one peripherally extending passage open to one side, and a vacuum tube in the at least one passage. The at least one peripherally extending passage divides the mat into a first and a second portion. A heating unit is provided in the region of the first portion. The air in the region of the first portion can be sucked away through the vacuum tube in the at least one passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Sven Muschke, Steffen Himsel, Uwe Rahmann
  • Patent number: 8871839
    Abstract: A method for heating a composite material area to be repaired includes placing a primary heating pad on the area to be repaired, and placing one or more satellite heating pads on the periphery of the primary pad in a manner that the satellite heating pads are adjacent to the edges of the primary pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Aircelle
    Inventors: Emmanuel Anfray, Franck Maze
  • Publication number: 20140299591
    Abstract: There is disclosed a heater for an automotive vehicle or other article of manufacture. The heater typically includes a first conductive medium and a second conductive medium disposed upon a carrier. In a preferred embodiment, the first conductive medium includes a first section and a second section that are electrically connected by a second conductive medium. The second conductive medium preferably exhibits a positive thermal coefficient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Shaun Calvin Howick, Goran Bajic
  • Publication number: 20140263280
    Abstract: A surface mounted heater includes a universal seal fitting. A first aperture in the substrate secures the substrate to an inlet gas valve of the component. The first aperture has a scalloped radii with a first radii and a second radii. The first radii corresponds to a first type of component seal and the second radii corresponding to a second type of component seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: MARCHI THERMAL SYSTEMS
    Inventor: Michael RAMACCIOTTI
  • Patent number: 8816257
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flexible transparent heating element using graphene and a method for manufacturing the same. The heating element comprises a flexible transparent substrate; a graphene layer formed to at least one side of the flexible transparent substrate; and an electrode connected with the graphene layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Graphene Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Young Jin Kim, Byung Hee Hong, Jae Boong Choi, Jonghyun Ahn, Junmo Kang, Hyeong Keun Kim, Su Kang Bae
  • Patent number: 8816255
    Abstract: Provided is a surface heater using a strip type surface heating element and a fabricating method thereof, in which the surface heater can be embodied into a thin film form using a metallic surface heating element which has a specific resistance value appropriate as a heat wire and is formed of a strip style, where the strip type surface heating element can be sequentially produced at an inexpensive cost. The surface heater includes: the strip type surface heating element in which a number of strips which are obtained by slitting a metallic thin film are arranged with an interval in parallel with each other and both ends of each adjacent strip are connected with each other; and an insulation layer which is coated on the outer circumference of the strip type surface heating element in a plate form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Amogreentech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Yeong Lee, Hyun Chul Lim, Sung Chul Yang, Sang Dong Jeong, Soung Ho Jang
  • Patent number: 8809747
    Abstract: A method of operating a heating plate for a substrate support assembly used to support a semiconductor substrate in a semiconductor processing apparatus, wherein the heating plate comprises power supply lines and power return lines and respective heater zone connected between every pair of power supply line and power return line. The method reduces maximum currents carried by the power supply lines and power return lines by temporally spreading current pulses for powering the heater zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: John Pease, Neil Benjamin
  • Patent number: 8796588
    Abstract: A system for generating radiant heat in a transit vehicle includes at least one floor panel having at least one heating element disposed therein, and a power switch operably disposed intermediate a power supply source and the heating element for selectively providing and discontinuing a supply of a predetermined power generated by such power supply source to and from such at least one heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: RTR Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Craig M. Berger
  • Publication number: 20140190957
    Abstract: A heating element includes two flexible plastics layers connected in overlying relationship with first and second conductors each running along the element between the layers the side edges with a row of printed conductive strips at right angles to the conductors. A grounding layer comprising a sheet of foil laminated to a carrier is laminated to the heating element. A reinforcing layer in the form of a bitumen anti-fracture membrane is applied on one surface and a reinforcing layer of a fiber reinforced material is applied on the opposite surface for engagement into a tile adhesive layer. First and second strips of an electrically insulating material are applied over the first and second conductors to define slots allowing insertion into the slots of respective clamp type terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventors: Edward Chivers, Norman L. Loewen, Jonathan Willner, Robert P. Amborsky
  • Patent number: 8772679
    Abstract: Methods and system for controlling a heater conductor in a heating element including a sensor conductor separated from the heater conductor by an NTC layer. The heating element is coupled to a control circuit and the flow of electricity from a direct current source through the circuit is controlled such that a change of the resistance of the NTC layer is indicative of the temperature of the heater conductor. This resistance is detected based on a time or amplitude analysis and based thereon, a heating mode of the heater conductor is controlled. In a variation, the circuit is operated in a two-period measurement mode wherein the energy transferred through the NTC layer in one period is equal and opposite to the energy transferred through the NTC layer in the other period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Weiss Controls, Inc.
    Inventor: Lenny Novikov