With Heat Storage Or Transfer Means (vanes) Patents (Class 219/530)
  • Patent number: 11032877
    Abstract: A heating device in the form of a radiant heating device for a hob has a sheet-like support with a support top side, with at least one heating element on the support top side, which heating element is highly corrugated and runs in tracks in a laying pattern. The heating element has at least two heating conductor strips which each have lateral sides and a top edge and a bottom edge. These at least two heating conductor strips are placed together or placed on one another by way of their mutually facing lateral sides and are at least partially in contact. The at least two heating conductor strips are connected to one another in a fixed and non-detachable manner, advantageously before corrugation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: E.G.O. Elektro-Geraetebau GmbH
    Inventor: Robin Abendschoen
  • Patent number: 10912153
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices are disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment, a heating device for heating liquids in a reservoir, such as a tank or a container of a vehicle is disclosed. The heating device may have a housing which is resistant to the liquid to be heated and has a tubular outer casing closed at one end by a base part and at the other end by a cover part. The heating element may also include an insert inserted into the outer casing of the housing and at least one surface heating element arranged between the outer casing and the insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: I.G. Bauerhin GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Winterstein, Klaus Flittner
  • Patent number: 10900655
    Abstract: A heating unit includes a housing defining a thermal cavity, a reflector assembly disposed within the thermal cavity, and a heating element disposed within the thermal cavity. The reflector assembly includes a first reflector coupled to an interior surface of the housing and a second reflector coupled to the first reflector. The first reflector is spaced from the interior surface forming a first air gap therebetween and the second reflector is spaced from the first reflector forming a second air gap therebetween. The heating element is at least partially surrounded by the reflector assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Hatco Corporation
    Inventors: John Scanlon, Kevin Veeser
  • Patent number: 10883771
    Abstract: A heat sink vessel is disclosed herein. The heat sink vessel includes a body and one or more heating media. The body defines an inner volume. The body includes an upper portion, a middle portion, and a lower portion. The upper portion has a conical entrance for incoming flow of fluid. The middle portion has a first side and a second side. The middle portion interfaces with the upper portion of the first side. The lower portion interfaces with the middle portion on the second side. The lower portion includes an inverted perforated conical liner and a perforated plate. The inverted perforated conical liner and the perforated plate control the flow of fluid exiting the vessel. The one or more heating media is disposed in the inner volume. The one or more heating media is configured to store heat during processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Aestus Energy Storage, LLC
    Inventors: Bharat Bagepalli, Thomas Wagner, Ercan Dumlupinar
  • Patent number: 10363797
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vehicle heater, comprising at least one pipe, which has a plurality of chambers, ceramic heating elements, which are arranged in the chambers, and contact plates, which rest against the heating elements in the chambers via a front side and face an upper side or underside of the chamber via a rear side, wherein at least two chambers of the pipe are separated by an intermediate wall, which runs from the upper side to the underside of these two chambers. The contact plates have a slit, in which the intermediate wall is arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: BorgWarner Ludwigsburg GmbH
    Inventors: Victor Ritzhaupt, Alexander Dauth, Michael Luppold, Sisay Tadele, Jörg Baginski
  • Patent number: 10359187
    Abstract: A heating unit includes a housing defining a thermal cavity and has a first longitudinal edge and an opposing second longitudinal edge, a reflector assembly disposed within the thermal cavity, a heating element, and a lighting element. The housing defines a vent positioned at least one of laterally between a central longitudinal plane of the housing and the first longitudinal edge and laterally between the central longitudinal plane and the opposing second longitudinal edge. The reflector assembly is coupled to an interior surface of the housing. A spacer is positioned between the reflector assembly and the interior surface forming an air gap therebetween. The heating element extends within the central longitudinal plane and is at least partially surrounded by the reflector assembly. The lighting element is positioned along at least one of the first longitudinal edge and the opposing second longitudinal edge such that the vent is positioned laterally between the lighting element and the heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Hatco Corporation
    Inventors: John Scanlon, Kevin Veeser
  • Patent number: 9708752
    Abstract: Iron including a body (2) and a metal soleplate (1) that is folded back against the body (2), the soleplate including a lower surface defining an ironing surface and including, at least locally, a peripheral edge (11) where the soleplate is folded up in the direction of the body (2) and comes into contact with the latter to help attach the soleplate (1) to the body, wherein the peripheral edge (11) includes a portion (12) that is folded 180° at the place where the soleplate (1) extends parallel to the ironing surface, and in that the portion (12) that is folded 180° is extended by a latch part (13) that comes into contact with the body (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Gerald Latout, Jose Bolota, Christian Giovalle, Pascal Benesteau
  • Patent number: 9644853
    Abstract: There is provided a packaged engine working machine including, in a lower space of a package an electrical component storage box adapted to be impervious to heat from the engine and intrusion of dust or the like. In a packaged engine working machine in which an engine and a working machine driven by the engine are disposed in a lower space of a package, a storage box for storing a non-heat-generating electrical component included in electrical components for the engine and working machine, and a ventilation duct having a ventilation fan for sucking outside air into the lower space are each disposed in the lower space, and the packaged engine working machine includes an introduction path through which the ventilation duct and the storage box are communicated with each other, and the outside air sucked by the ventilation fan is partially guided into the storage box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Yanmar Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Kawano, Masaaki Ono, Keisuke Kawakita
  • Publication number: 20150075294
    Abstract: A pitot tube is provided having a tube wall and a heating arrangement for generating heat for heating thereby at least a portion of the tube wall to prevent the tube from becoming clogged with ice. The heating arrangement includes a radiation absorbing surface configured for absorbing electromagnetic radiation (EMR) and generating the heat. At least one radiation conveying portion is provided for receiving EMR from an EMR source and conveying it to the radiation absorbing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Maayan DERMER, Hillel KAIN
  • Patent number: 8981259
    Abstract: A heating apparatus for heating electronic components on a printed circuit board in low temperature environment includes a printed circuit board, a heating unit, a switch unit, a temperature-sensing unit, an electric power unit, and a control unit. The heating unit, the switch unit, the temperature-sensing unit, and the control unit are fixed connected to the printed circuit board and are electrically connected with the metal lines on the printed circuit board. The heat source is sent to the heat-conducting layer on the printed circuit board through the heat-conducting terminal after the switch unit is conducted by the control unit and the power is sent from the electric power unit to the heating unit. Then, the electronic components are heated with the heat source through the heat-conducting layer, so that the electronic components are in the working temperatures for starting up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Mildef Crete Inc.
    Inventor: Chih-Sheng Chou
  • Publication number: 20150034623
    Abstract: In a heater unit for heating a sheet stored in a cassette, respective heating wires of a plurality of heater wires are arranged along an outer periphery of a heat transfer plate so as not to overlap each other, respective power supply wires of the plurality of heater wires are arranged inside a path formed by the heating wires, and both ends of each of the plurality of heater wires are connected to a connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Yousuke Hata, Kazumi Sato, Takeyuki Suda, Hirohisa Kato, Shinya Suzuki, Manabu Koseki, Toshiyuki Abe, Toshifumi Kakutani
  • Patent number: 8915179
    Abstract: A muffin maker comprises a support device, a main body and a collecting plate. A pedestal of the support device includes a first inserted portion. Two support arms of the support device include a rotary device. The main body is used for baking muffin and is connected to the rotary device. The collecting plate is mounted on the pedestal of the support device and includes a second inserted portion. The second inserted portion is connected with the first inserted portion and the normal line of the collecting plate is perpendicular to the normal line of the pedestal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Tsann Kuen(China) Enterprise Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Shuhui Chang
  • Publication number: 20140363350
    Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure enhance elimination problems that freezing sulfur creates with gas-liquid parallel plate separators by integrally heating the parallel plate gas-liquid separator assembly. Through integral heating the duration of time that the separator apparatus remains above the freezing temperature of elemental sulfur is prolonged, thereby, allowing the opportunity for residual liquid sulfur to drain from the parallel plate assembly during upsets in unit operations and after a sulfur recovery unit shutdown event, thereby reducing or eliminating the operation and maintenance problems that may occur with existing separator designs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Matthew S. Hodson
  • Patent number: 8890036
    Abstract: A vacuum oven or vacuum furnace is disclosed having a heat distribution sleeve that conforms to the shape of an interior heating chamber. The heat distribution sleeve may be of generally annular shape, like a ring, and located in a substantially regularly spaced and offset relationship from a heating element located within walls adjacent the interior heating chamber. The heat distribution sleeve includes a thermal conductive material which absorbs and re-radiates heat emitted from the heating element, thereby providing more consistent and regular radiation fields for heating treating a work piece that is loaded on a work holding tray and, upon the vacuum oven being in an operational position, the work piece is located within the furnace chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventors: Daniel F. Serrago, James D. Emmons
  • Publication number: 20140319125
    Abstract: A sealed housing of an electric heating device to be installed in a motor vehicle includes a housing lower part and a housing cover abutting on the housing lower part via an intermediate sealing element. An elongate positive locking element, which interconnects the housing lower part and the housing cover in a form fit manner, is provided between opposed contact surfaces of the housing lower part and a housing cover. The positive locking element abuts on the contact surfaces under a pretensioning force caused by compression of the sealing element. A method of producing a sealed housing also is disclosed via which the contact surfaces move into contact with the elongate positive locking element under a pretensioning force of the sealing element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Eberspacher catem GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Franz Bohlender, Michael Niederer
  • Publication number: 20140319114
    Abstract: An electric heater, and an apparatus, a heating and air conditioning system and a vehicle, each comprising the electric heater, are provided. The electric heater comprises an outer frame; a heating core configured to connect to a power source and disposed within the outer frame; and a sealing-waterproof glue member disposed within the outer frame and configured to encase at least one end of the heating core. The heating core further comprises: a plurality of heat dissipating components and heating components arranged alternately, and each of the heat dissipating component is coupled with a heating component via a thermal conductor. Each of the heating components further comprises a core tube and a positive temperature coefficient thermistor disposed in the core tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicants: SHENZHEN BYD AUTO R&D COMPANY LIMITED, BYD COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Qing GONG, Xinping LIN, Maolin REN, Xiaofang LI, Tianyou DENG, Shumin WANG, Hui WU, Mengxiang WU, Hongmei QIU, Huaitong WEN, Weifeng ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20140217089
    Abstract: The invention relates to a heating rod, comprising a housing made of metal, a heating element disposed in the housing, and a contact plate, which is seated against the heating element with a front and which protrudes from the housing. It is provided according to this disclosure that the contact plate is an aluminum sheet having an anodized back and the contact plate comprises projections for positioning the heating element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Victor Ritzhaupt, Alexander Dauth, Michael Luppold
  • Patent number: 8798515
    Abstract: A system for fixing toner onto a receiver medium includes a reservoir containing heating liquid. A liquid-heating system warms the heating liquid to a temperature greater than a toner glass transition temperature. A rotatable liquid-blocking barrier has an inner surface and an outer surface. A media-transport system transports the receiver medium along a transport path. The transported receiver medium contacts or is entrained around the liquid-blocking member barrier so that the receiver medium is brought into contact with the outer surface of the liquid-blocking layer. The liquid-blocking barrier member and the reservoir are arranged so that an entrained portion of the receiver medium passes through the reservoir and is submerged in the warmed heating liquid, which contacts the inner surface. Heat is transferred from the warmed heating liquid to the toner, raising a temperature of the toner to a level above the toner glass transition temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Alan Richard Priebe, Donald Saul Rimai, Christopher J. White
  • Patent number: 8748779
    Abstract: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus includes an apparatus for heating a coupling medium, wherein the apparatus includes an external heat conductive unit, including a base for positioning a container storing the coupling medium, and an internal heat sink unit for absorbing heat from the heat generating unit of the ultrasound diagnostic apparatus. The external heat conductive unit and the internal heat sink unit are configured as separate assembly structures such that, in the state of assembly, the heat of the heat generating unit is transferred to the container through them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC
    Inventors: Zhensong Zhao, Youfeng Teng, Dongmei Li, Quan Li
  • Patent number: 8704139
    Abstract: The invention relates to a heating device comprising at least one tube housing in which at least one PTC heating element is arranged, and heat exchangers which are secured on the tube housing. According to the invention, it is provided that the heat exchangers are secured on the tube housing by stamping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: BorgWarner BERU Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Edgar Luppold, Alexander Dauth, Juergen Kochems, Klaus Lehmann, Joerg Weigold, Hans-Peter Etzkorn
  • Publication number: 20140083994
    Abstract: A disclosed heat radiation arrangement includes a substrate that has a first surface on which a heating element is installed; a heat radiating member that abuts a surface of the heating element via a thermal conductive elastic member, the surface of the heating element being on an opposite side with respect to a side of the first surface; and a casing to which the substrate and the heat radiating member are attached, wherein the substrate is secured to the casing within a region between two extended sides and on opposite sides of the heating element when viewed in a direction perpendicular to the first surface, these two extended sides being defined by extending two opposite sides of the heating element, which form outer edges of the heating element, toward outer edges of the first surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hisao Takahashi, Satoru Anada, Toru Iwazumi
  • Publication number: 20140041589
    Abstract: A heating element includes a heating body which is directly covered at least partly with a porous sintered coating, wherein the heating body and the porous sintered coating each includes at least 90% by weight of tungsten.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicants: VEECO INSTRUMENTS INC., PLANSEE SE
    Inventor: Elisabeth Martinz
  • Patent number: 8642926
    Abstract: An electric heating system, in particular an auxiliary heating system in automobiles, in which the heating system has several heating rods (1), arranged side-by-side; the heating rods (1) are connected to each other by means of alike metal plates (4) that are slid onto the heating rods (1); the heating rods (1) have for this purpose a series of slotted holes (3) that extend in the longitudinal direction (10) of the metal plates (4); the slotted holes (3) have longitudinal edges, facing each other, that clamp the heating rods (1) between them; and at least one part of the slotted holes (3) in each metal plate (4) is longer by more than the manufacturing tolerance, than the width of the heating rods (1) measured in the longitudinal direction (10) of the metal plates (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: BorgWarner BERU Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Jürgen Kochems, Michael Edgar Luppold, Rolf Merte
  • Patent number: 8637796
    Abstract: An electrical heating device includes at least one heat generating element and at least one heat emitting element having opposed surfaces that abut the heat generating element. The heat generating element includes at least one PTC heating element having strip conductors on both sides of it for the electrical supply of the PTC heating element At least one of the strip conductor is provided with at least one contact projection which protrudes beyond a PTC heating element locating face formed on the strip conductor. Also disclosed is a heat generating element having at least one strip conductor provided with at least one contact projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Eberspacher Catem GmbH & KG
    Inventor: Franz Bohlender
  • Patent number: 8541721
    Abstract: An improved solid heat transfer element composed of an elongate member having a generally cylindrical surface with male vortex generating protrusions is provided. The vortex generating protrusions, which may be referred to as “turbulators,” provide improved heat transfer by convection to a flow of air transverse to the elongate members without substantially increasing the pressure drop in the flow of air passing over the members. Advantageously, a plurality of the heat transfer elements, or of straight portions of a single serpentine heat transfer element, may be arranged in an aligned or staggered array of elements or straight portions. Many advantageous profile shapes of the element and vortex generators are provided, including aerodynamic profile shapes that are symmetrical with respect to a fluid flow to provide low drag and pressure drop. Heat in the element may be generated by means of electrical resistance or absorption of radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventors: Daniel Moskal, Maurice J. Marongiu
  • Publication number: 20130191985
    Abstract: The present invention involves a type of small-sized pool and PTC heater for liquid heating. The PTC heating component of PTC heater is composed of several heating cores made of PTC ceramic material, completely eliminating fire risk. Meanwhile, PTC heating component external is equipped with at least one layer of insulation and sealing component, which further includes several insulation layers and at least one sealing layer outside the insulation layer, effectively eliminating electricity leakage risk. Two layers of above mentioned insulation and sealing component could meet the insulation requirements specified in IEC standard and UL standard, so it could be used for applications with large power. In addition, the PTC heater has good water route sealing ability, so it could be used for liquid heating in small size pool. The small-sized pool is equipped with PTC heater with several layers of insulation and sealing for liquid heating, safe and reliable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: Shanghai Jilong Plastic Products Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Huarong Qin, Zhongxiu Zhang, Minhua Wu
  • Patent number: 8487220
    Abstract: A vacuum oven or vacuum furnace is disclosed having a heat distribution sleeve that conforms to the shape of an interior heating chamber. The heat distribution sleeve may be of generally annular shape, like a ring, and located in a substantially regularly spaced and offset relationship from a heating element located within walls adjacent the interior heating chamber. The heat distribution sleeve includes a thermal conductive material which absorbs and re-radiates heat emitted from the heating element, thereby providing more consistent and regular radiation fields for heating treating a work piece that is loaded on a work holding tray and, upon the vacuum oven being in an operational position, the work piece is located within the furnace chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventors: Daniel F. Serrago, James D. Emmons
  • Patent number: 8476560
    Abstract: A thermal processing furnace comprises: a tubular heat insulation member 4 surrounding a processing vessel 3 for receiving and thermally processing an object to be processed w; a heating resistor 5 helically arranged on an inner circumferential surface of the heat insulation member 4; and a support member 13 disposed on the inner circumferential surface of the heat insulation member 4, the support member 13 supporting the heating resistor 5 such that the heating resistor 5 can be thermally expanded and thermally shrunk. The thermal processing furnace further comprises: a movement prevention member 15 disposed on the heating resistor 5 to be in contact with one side surface of the support member 13 so as to prevent a downward movement of the heating resistor 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Makoto Kobayashi, Kenichi Yamaga, Ken Nakao
  • Patent number: 8467668
    Abstract: An infrared, room heater system for installation in a wall or on a floor. An electric fan assembly draws room air into a housing, then through three parallel, air transit channels where the air is heated by infrared radiation within and about a heat exchanger assembly, and then back out into the room. One or more ceramic heating elements attached to a first copper plate emit infrared radiation when electrically energized. The first copper plate lies adjacent to, but spaced away from, a second copper plate such that radiation emitted from the heating elements reflects back and forth between the plates. Room air passed between the copper plates is heated by heat radiation concentrated between the plates, thereby achieving both energy and space efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Acepower Logistics, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce R. Searle, Alexander Anderson
  • Publication number: 20130112682
    Abstract: There is provided a heat sink including: a heat radiation plate having a heating element fixed to one surface thereof; a plurality of heat radiation fins formed on the other surface of the heat radiation plate to radiate heat generated in the heating element; a flange part provided on a heat radiation fin positioned in an outermost position among the plurality of heat radiation fins; and a fixing member inserted into the flange part to fix the heat sink to a printed circuit board, wherein the flange part is compressed in a predetermined position thereof, such that the fixing member and the flange part are coupled and fixed to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Joo Won YOON
  • Patent number: 8431873
    Abstract: A vane type electric heater includes a heat generator and a vane structure, and the heat generator includes a rod, and the vane structure includes a plate and at least one heat pipe attached on a surface of the plate, and the plate includes a through hole for passing the rod, and the heat pipe surrounds the periphery of the through hole for enhancing the speed of thermal conduction and the effect of uniform temperature, so as to improve the heat output performance of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Chaun-Choung Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Cheng-Tu Wang, Meng-Cheng Huang
  • Publication number: 20130087550
    Abstract: The invention relates to a heating device for installation in a switchgear cabinet, having a support and a heating body, wherein the support replaceably accommodates the heating body in a holder. Simple and secure mounting of the heating body on the support is achieved in that the holder has a contact surface to which limiting elements are attached, in that the limiting elements immobilize the heating body in a form-fitting manner transversely to the contact surface plane, and in that one or a plurality of locking elements are provided in the region of the holder, which immobilize the heating body in a form-fitting manner perpendicularly to the contact surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: RITTAL GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Ruediger Braun, Friedhelm Loh
  • Publication number: 20130062336
    Abstract: Heater having an enclosure surrounding a heating core. The heating core includes heating elements and a self-supporting corrugated heat conductive fin that provides air flow channels between the corrugations as well as multiple heat reflective surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: Ji Yong Zhang, Kai Zhou
  • Publication number: 20130062337
    Abstract: An object is to provide a heat medium heating device capable of achieving closer contact between cooling plates without an increase in size thereof, and a vehicle air conditioning apparatus provided with the heat medium heating device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Satoshi Kominami
  • Patent number: 8395097
    Abstract: An electrical heating device, includes a housing in which at least one heat generating element with at least one PTC element and electrical strip conductors abutting oppositely situated lateral faces of the PTC element and a plurality of heat dissipating elements arranged in parallel layers are accommodated. The heat dissipating elements are held abutted on oppositely situated sides of the heat generating element, with the intermediate positioning of an electrical insulation. In order to be capable of improved high voltage operation, at least one conducting element electrically connects together a plurality of heat dissipating elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Eberspacher catem GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Franz Bohlender, Michael Niederer, Holger Reiss
  • Patent number: 8395089
    Abstract: An electrical heating device, which includes a housing, in which at least one heat generating element with at least one PTC element and electrical strip conductors abutting oppositely situated lateral faces of the PTC element and a plurality of heat dissipating elements arranged in parallel layers are accommodated, which are held abutted on oppositely situated sides of the heat generating element. An electrical heating device according to the invention and which fulfils the practical requirements, in particular with high voltage operation in an improved manner has at least one heat dissipating element which is situated, with the intermediate positioning of an electrically insulating layer, on the assigned heat generating element and can be electrically connected to a ground potential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Eberspacher catem GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Franz Bohlender, Michael Niederer, Holger Reiss
  • Publication number: 20130056455
    Abstract: A member of the present invention is provided with: a base material 12 having a low thermal conductivity; a heating element 13 that is routed to a surface of the base material 12; and a covering material 11 having a high thermal conductivity, and covering the heating element 13 and the base material 12, in which the base material 12 includes a positioning portion 21 adapted to position the heating element 13, and the covering material 11 is formed so as to compensate each other in cooperation with the heating element 13, and closes at least a partial range in a region between an exterior face and the surface of the base material 12.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: NIHON PLAST CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazushige Onishi, Koji Sugiyama, Mikio Ochiai, Hiromitsu Harada, Nobutaka Uematsu, Masato Unno, Minoru Oda
  • Patent number: 8278606
    Abstract: A pocketable body warmer includes: a metallic exterior casing with a metal plate being formed in the shape of a tube having a closed bottom end and an open opposite end; and a plastic interior casing with an outer contour being formed to be inserted in the metallic exterior casing. The interior casing is provided with a battery storage portion and a battery is loaded in the battery storage portion. Also, a heater is thermally connected to the metallic exterior casing for heating the metallic exterior casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoichi Toya, Toshiki Nakasho, Takuo Nomi
  • Patent number: 8258434
    Abstract: Apparatus for heating hair clips having a heatable member comprises a base, a heating structure, and means for providing electricity to the heating structure. The heating structure can comprise an elongated electrical heater having opposed sides, a plurality of thermally conductive heating elements in pairs on each side of the electrical heater, and a thermal insulator between the heating elements separating the heating elements from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventors: David Richmond, Howard Richmond, Henry K. Yu, Matthew W. Tivnon, Craig R. Steele
  • Patent number: 8258443
    Abstract: A heating unit for use in heating buckets or barrels. The heating unit includes a first pliable cover layer and a second pliable cover layer. A pliable electrical heating element is disposed between the first and the second cover layers and configured to convert electrical energy to heat energy and to distribute the heat energy. The pliable electrical heating element includes a heat generating element for converting electrical current to heat energy and a heat spreading element comprising carbon thermally coupled to the heat generating element. The heating unit further includes a thermal insulation layer. The heating unit includes a receiving power connector electrically connected to the heat generating element. The heating unit further includes one or more fasteners allowing the heating unit to be wrapped around a bucket or barrel and secured by the one or more fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: 417 and 7/8, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Caterina, David Naylor
  • Patent number: 8115146
    Abstract: A positive temperature coefficient heater may include at least one positive temperature coefficient rod having a heating module inserted into a rod case made of brass and plated with tin, at least one heat-radiating fin made of brass, plated with tin, and contacted and coupled with each of opposite outer faces of the positive temperature coefficient rod, and upper and lower housings coupled to opposite longitudinal ends of the positive temperature coefficient rod, wherein the positive temperature coefficient rod and the heat-radiating fin are joined together by soldered portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Modine Korea, LLC
    Inventors: Man Ju Oh, Duck Chae Jun, Tae Soo Sung
  • Publication number: 20110240631
    Abstract: The invention relates to a heater comprising at least one electric heating element and at least one heat-dissipating panel that has holes through which a fluid to be heated can flow, The heat-dissipating panel is heat conductively connected at the at least one heating element and is provided with a front side facing the heating element and a rear side. In an area lying across from the heating element, the heat-dissipating panel has a cross-section that is open towards the heating element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventors: Michael Luppold, Alexander Dauth, Hans-Peter Etzkorn, Rolf Merte
  • Patent number: 8022338
    Abstract: The invention relates to a heating element for a filter press, that can be supplied with a fluid heating medium and comprises at least one heating plate consisting of a heat-conducting material and extending essentially over a plane. Said heating plate is fixed to a base body of the heating element, exclusively in a continuous partial region, the surface of the continuous partial region being smaller than the remaining surface of the heating plate. The invention also relates to a heating element for a filter press, comprising two heating plates which are interconnected by means of spacers, outside the lateral expansion of the base body. The entire base body can be freely displaced between the heating plates, in relation thereto, at least in such a way that a thermal expansion of the heating plates and a different thermal expansion of the base body can take place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Klinkau GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Lothar Kuffel, Johann Zeller, Rolf Friedrich Buhl
  • Patent number: 7989735
    Abstract: Apparatus for heating hair clips having a heatable member comprises a base, a heating structure, and means for providing electricity to the heating structure. The heating structure can comprise an elongated electrical heater having opposed sides, a plurality of thermally conductive heating elements in pairs on each side of the electrical heater, and a thermal insulator between the heating elements separating the heating elements from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Inventors: David Richmond, Howard Richmond, Henry K. Yu, Matthew W. Tivnon, Craig R. Steele
  • Patent number: 7989739
    Abstract: An electric heater assembly suitable for use with molten metals, the heater employing improved heat transfer media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Inventor: C. Edward Eckert
  • Patent number: 7977605
    Abstract: The invention relates to a heating assembly (1) comprising at least one PCT element, in particular for a motor vehicle, said PCT element (2) being located between two contact sheets (3, 4), which are used to make electrical contact. According to the invention, the heating assembly (1) comprises a frame (7) and at least one of the two contact sheets (3)comprises a staggered section outside the frame (7), said staggered section of the projecting part (10) of the contact sheet (3) running parallel with the remaining part (11) of said sheet (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Behr France Rouffach SAS
    Inventors: Michel Brun, Pascal Miss, Mathieu Mougey
  • Patent number: 7910864
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a PTC heating element with at least one PTC resistance element which is arranged between two electrically conductive plates in a housing opening of a housing and, with at least one of the electrically conductive plates as an intermediate layer, which is pressed with an initial tension against a heat-emitting element which is held at the housing. With the present invention, a PTC heating element of the type mentioned at the beginning that can be manufactured easily and economically is to be specified. To solve this problem, the present invention further develops the PTC heating element mentioned at the beginning in such a way that attachment tabs arranged on the edge of the housing opening protrude beyond the housing opening and in such a way that the heat-emitting element has tab cuts, behind which the tabs engage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Catem GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Franz Bohlender
  • Patent number: 7825356
    Abstract: Certain embodiments pertain to a heater for warming a patient's extremity in order to cause vasodilation for facilitating venous catheterization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Augustine Biomedical and Design LLC
    Inventors: Karen Hewes, Scott D. Augustine, Mark C. Albrecht, Randall C. Arnold, Thomas F. Neils
  • Patent number: 7748314
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fermentation apparatus comprising a storage compartment which is formed with an accommodating space for storing food and at least one of a heating part and a cooling part to ferment the food in the storage compartment, further comprising a sensor to sense a fermentation level of the food; an input part comprising a memory button allowing to memorize the fermentation level in a state that the food is fermented to an extent that a user wants to memorize; and a controller to control operation of at least one of the heating part and the cooling part, and store a fermentation value from the sensor as a custom fermentation value if the memory button is selected. Thus, the present invention provides a fermentation apparatus for customizing a fermentation level and a method thereof, which memorizes a desired fermentation level and repeatedly provides food at a desired fermentation level by selecting a memorized fermentation level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung-hee Hahm, Jae-seung Lee, Joo-young Ha
  • Patent number: 7709770
    Abstract: A heating device is presented for surface heating of a body so as to maintain a required temperature of the body. The heating device comprises an electrical heating element and a power source for supplying a required voltage thereto. The heating element comprises first and second conductors, wherein the first conductor is made of a material with relatively high specific resistivity as compared to that of the second conductor, and the second conductor is made of a material with high heat conductivity. The first and second conductors are accommodated in spaced-apart parallel relationship along their lengths such that, when they are connected to the power source, electric currents flow in the conductors in opposite directions, and magnetic fields created in the vicinity of the first and second conductors are completely compensated. The first conductor thus serves as a heater and the second conductor as a heat diffuser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: HTTP—Hypothermia Therapy Ltd.
    Inventor: David Bikhovsky