Specially Formed Or Adapted To Fit Material To Be Heated (e.g., A Pipe) Patents (Class 219/535)
  • Patent number: 10932326
    Abstract: A flexible heated hose assembly for an aircraft is provided. The flexible heated hose assembly including: an inner fluid tube enclosing a fluid passageway, the inner fluid tube having tubular shape; a first silicone liner located radially outward from the inner fluid tube; and a printed positive temperature co-efficient (PTC) heater located radially outward from the first silicone liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventors: Raghavendra Hassan Venkataramu, Rhushikesh Patil, Gururaja Bambila, Aruna Kumar Huluvangala Krishnappa
  • Patent number: 10907754
    Abstract: A composite strip which extends in a main direction between first and second ends and which comprises a main strip comprising first fibres embedded in a matrix. The first fibres are made of carbon, an electrically conducting material, and the matrix is made up of at least one polymer. The composite strip further comprises a junction layer formed of an electrically conducting junction material. The junction layer is placed on the main strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: TOTAL SA
    Inventors: Alexandre Lewandowski, Franck Rey-Bethbeder, Dominique Delaporte, Alain Lechon, Maurice Geli, Yann Buzaré
  • Patent number: 10849600
    Abstract: A sample extraction device and a desorption device for use in gas chromatography (GC), gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GCMS), liquid chromatography (LC), and/or liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LCMS) are disclosed. In some examples, the sample extraction device includes a lower chamber holding a sorbent. The sample extraction device can extract sample headspace gas from a sample vial by placing the sorbent inside the vial and creating a vacuum to increase recovery of low volatility compounds, for example. Once the sample has been collected, the sample extraction device can be inserted into a desorption device. The desorption device can control the flow of a carrier fluid (e.g., a liquid or a gas) through the sorbent containing the sample and into a pre-column and/or a primary column of a chemical analysis device for performing GC, GCMS, LC, LCMS, and/or some other chemical analysis process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Entech Instruments Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel B. Cardin
  • Patent number: 10785831
    Abstract: An ice protection heater element includes a carbon allotrope heater with micro-perforations across up to about sixty percent of the carbon allotrope heater's surface. The micro-perforations allow uniform heating across the heating element and tailored electrical resistances for ice protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Casey Slane, Jin Hu, Galdemir Cezar Botura, Nathaniel Ching
  • Patent number: 10729126
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to sample thawing. Features described herein may limit power requirements of the thawing device and may thereby increase the portability of the thawing device. The device may include a housing; a heater block housed within the housing and forming a vial receptacle; a thermally-conductive compliant material may line an inner surface of the receptacle; and a heating element may be coupled with the heater block. The thermally-conductive compliant material may be molded to a shape of a bottom portion of the vial so as to fittingly mate with the bottom portion of the vial. In some embodiments, the heater block does not have moveable components and may be a single non-segmented piece. An ejection pin may be provided configured to break contact between the vial and the thermally-conductive compliant material. Additionally, the receptacle may be localized to the vial region adjacent to the frozen sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: BioLIfe Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas McPherson, Brian Schryver, Scott Comiso
  • Patent number: 10696458
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a receptacle system and component parts thereof, for example a carafe with a lid, wherein an elongated object, for example a (stirring) rod can remain in the opening of the receptacle when the lid is in place. The previously known receptacle systems are susceptible to damage. It is therefore an object of the present invention to provide advantageous components of a receptacle system and an advantageous receptacle system per se, wherein the susceptibility to damage is reduced. This object is achieved by a holding device, a lid device and a receptacle system as disclosed herein. According to an embodiment, the holding device essentially has a hollow cylindrical device body, which in turn is composed inter alia of two cylinder portions which are connected to one another by means of a folding device. Both cylinder portions are connected to one another by means of the folding device, such that they can pivot about a pivot axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: VitaJuwel GmbH
    Inventor: Ewald Eisen
  • Patent number: 10596759
    Abstract: An extrusion assembly, a method of constructing an extrusion assembly, and an additive manufacturing system including an extrusion assembly are disclosed. The extrusion assembly includes an extrusion die; a channel having an inlet and an outlet, which is in fluid communication with the extrusion die; and a heating element that melts a filament material drive through the channel so that the melted material is extruded by the extrusion die. The heating element can be helically wound about the channel or extend parallel to the channel, among other configurations. Further, the extrusion assembly includes a temperature sensor that is positioned adjacent to the channel between the extrusion die and the heating element. The channel, heating element, and temperature sensor are enclosed together within a sheath as a single integral unit. An additive manufacturing system utilizing the extrusion assembly can include a drive assembly, a support assembly, and a controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: CHROMALOX, INC.
    Inventors: Adam N. Heiligenstein, Paul R. Neilson, Martin P. Konieczny
  • Patent number: 10520257
    Abstract: A heat transfer element includes curved mounting surfaces configured to mate with an outer surface of a pipe for attachment thereto; and a channel configured to receive a tracer therein. The heat transfer element is configured to effect conductive heat transfer from the tracer to the pipe, or to process flowing through the pipe, when attached with heat transfer cement (HTC) to both the pipe and the tracer. A system includes a pipe and a tracer; HTC; and a heat transfer element having curved mounting surfaces configured to mate with an outer surface of the pipe and attached thereto via the HTC, and a channel in which the tracer is received and secured via HTC. The heat transfer element is configured to effect conductive heat transfer from the tracer to the pipe, or to process flowing through the pipe, when attached with HTC to both the pipe and the tracer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas William Perry
  • Patent number: 10458592
    Abstract: A double tube is provided, which can reliably prevent buckling and flattening of an inner tube even when bending is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventors: Masashi Yagi, Hiroyuki Fukushima, Tomohiro Takagi, Makoto Furukawa
  • Patent number: 10274108
    Abstract: A method lays lined pipeline which actively and successfully removes air pockets which might be trapped in the annulus between the liner and the host pipe by progressively flooding the lined pipeline. Further, the liner is brought into closer contact and engagement with the host pipe. The removal of air in the annulus enables the pipeline test pressure to stabilize more quickly and avoids the risk of potential collapse during operational service life in the event the pipeline pressures fluctuate or a vacuum is created during an emergency shutdown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Pioneer Lining Technology Limited
    Inventor: Stephen Barnes
  • Patent number: 10247153
    Abstract: A heating device for a fluid line has a heat-conductive pipe segment to be flowed through by a fluid. An electrical heating element that heats the pipe segment is provided. An electrical plug connection device is provided, wherein contact elements connect the heating element electrically to the plug connection device. A fastening element attaches the heating element and the contact elements to the pipe segment. A plastic housing encapsulates the fastening element, the heating element, and the pipe segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Udo Mueller, Peter Hoehn, Ralf Werner, Thomas Lenk
  • Patent number: 10022934
    Abstract: A tube assembly includes glass fiber, a heat-recovered heat recoverable tube surrounding at least a portion of the glass fiber, an adhesive having an adhesive composition comprising a reactive polyethylene and a reactive propylene copolymer. The adhesive adhesively couples the heat-recovered heat recoverable tube to the glass fiber. The adhesive composition includes a reactive polyethylene, such as, a maleic anhydride modified linear low density polyethylene resin, and a reactive propylene copolymer, such as, a maleic anhydride grafted polypropylene copolymer. The adhesive composition is capable of adhering to glass fiber with an axial load of 5 N at 70° C. for a period of at least 60 seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventors: Lester T. Toy, Danny Verheyden, Vijay Daga
  • Patent number: 9884685
    Abstract: A heating apparatus for use in an AoA sensor is described herein. The heating apparatus includes a heating element bonded to a support element. The support element is configured to be attachable to and removable from the AoA sensor. The heating element may receive an electrical current, causing the temperature of the heating element to increase. The temperature increase is designed to reduce the probability that ice forms in certain locations of the AoA sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Gary L. Bartz, Bryan Galbreath, Julie F. Asfia, Arthur D. Sandiford
  • Patent number: 9457553
    Abstract: A system for repairing a structural component, in particular an aircraft structural component, includes a repair patch which is connected to the structural component in such a manner that it covers an opening in the structural component resulting from removing a damaged region of the structural component. A sensor is fastened to the repair patch in a region of the repair patch covering the opening in the structural component and is designed to detect strains and/or stresses occurring in the repair patch. An evaluating device is adapted to evaluate the strain values and/or stress values detected by the sensor and, in dependence on the result of this evaluation, output a signal which is characteristic of the quality state of the connection between the structural component and the repair patch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Inventors: Heiner Stehmeiner, Clemens Bockenheimer
  • Patent number: 9310012
    Abstract: Sleeve part of a pipe joint wherein the sleeve part includes a chamber space, into which the opposing butt ends of the pipe parts to be connected together are placed such that the sleeve part extends a distance from the point of connection of the pipe parts to be connected together on top of both pipe parts. The sleeve part includes heating member, such as resistance wires. As a consequence of the heating of the resistance wires a joint forms between the sleeve part and the pipe parts. An inspection aperture is formed in the sleeve part through the wall of the sleeve part from the exterior to the interior to a point where the positioning of the opposing butt end surfaces of the pipe parts to be connected together can be verified. The invention also relates to a pipe joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: MARICAP OY
    Inventor: Göran Sundholm
  • Patent number: 9097152
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a system and method of providing energy to a dwelling. An engine is housed within an inner tank, which is in turn housed within an outer tank. The engine provides electricity which is used for a dwelling. Exhaust fumes from the engine are piped through a series of heat-exchanging tubes within the outer tank to heat potable water within the outer tank. Water enters the potable tank at a bottom of the tank, and warms as it rises through the outer tank toward an outlet near a top of the outer tank. Hot, potable water is provided from the top of the outer tank to the dwelling. Condensate from the exhaust is captured and used as potable water. Heat, vibration, and acoustic energy from the engine is captured by the fluid in the inner tank and transferred to the outer tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: McAlister Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Roy E. McAlister
  • Patent number: 9072322
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mouthpiece device of an electronic cigarette, includes an atomizing device for vaporizing tobacco substance into aerosol, a reservoir for storing tobacco substance and a guiding tube for guiding tobacco substance from the reservoir to the atomizing device, which are all set in a shell. The guiding tube has one end inserted in the reservoir and the other end communicated with atomizing device. The mouthpiece device further includes a preheating device for heating solid tobacco substance in the reservoir to generate liquid. The preheating device is set in the end of the reservoir near the guiding tube, and seals solid tobacco substance in the reservoir. The present invention solves existing problems such as fluid leakage, complicate manufacturing, high cost, bad heat insulation and filtering aerosol; and obtains perfect leakage proof, simple manufacturing, lower cost, good heat insulation and well filtering aerosol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Inventor: Qiuming Liu
  • Patent number: 9055617
    Abstract: An electrically heated aerosol generating system for receiving an aerosol-forming substrate includes at least one electric heater for heating the aerosol-forming substrate to form the aerosol. The heater includes a heating element of a first cross section electrically connected to a plurality of elongate support elements. Each support element has a cross section greater than the first cross section. At least one of the support elements is integrally formed with the heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Michel Thorens, Jean-Marc Flick, Olivier Yves Cochand, Flavien Dubief
  • Patent number: 9018569
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrical heating system for at least one section of a fluid transport pipe, the pipe comprising a casing in which the fluid to be transported flows, the heating system comprising electric wires arranged around the casing and intended to be powered, via connection elements, by an electrical power supply comprising several phases, system in which the electric wires are arranged in at least one set of several groups each comprising several electric wires, each of the groups in said set being intended to be supplied by a distinct phase, the electrical heating system comprising connecting units to perform an electrical connection and linking together the electric wires of each of said groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: ITP SA
    Inventor: Christian Geertsen
  • Patent number: 8993937
    Abstract: A heater module (22L, 22R) of the present invention is provided along a heated surface (13CLa) of an object to be heated (13CL, 13CR). The heater module includes a plate-like heater body (34) that faces the heated surface of the object to be heated, and an insulating holder (31) that holds the plate-like heater body in a manner as to face the heated surface of the object to be heated. The insulating holder is fixed, at one edge thereof, to a mounting surface (14a) on which the object to be heated is mounted, and located on one side of the plate-like heater body away from the heated surface of the object to be heated. The insulating holder is provided, at another edge opposite to the one edge, with a regulation member (31a) that projects toward the heated surface of the object to be heated from the plate-like heater body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoto Todoroki, Yukiko Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 8993935
    Abstract: A heating device (100, 200), which can be arranged at an object (101, 201) to be heated, especially an injection molding die, has an inner jacket surface (111, 211) and an outer jacket surface (112, 212), with a heating element (105, 205) and with a thermocouple (103, 203). The thermocouple (102, 203) has at least one positioning section, in which the cross section of the thermocouple (103, 203) deviates in at least one direction of the cross-sectional area from the cross section of at least one section of the thermocouple (103, 203) located adjacent to this positioning section. The heating device (100, 200) has at least one device for locking this positioning section against displacement in and/or opposite to the direction in which the thermocouple (103, 203) extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Türk & Hillinger GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Schlipf
  • Patent number: 8985154
    Abstract: The invention includes systems and methods for heating a fluid and transporting the fluid at an elevated temperature. The system includes a fiber reinforced spoolable pipe. This spoolable pipe may include an inner layer, at least one reinforcing layer, at least one heating element, and at least one insulation layer. The heating element may be located external to the inner layer. The invention also includes methods of deploying and rehabilitating a spoolable pipe for transporting a fluid at elevated temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Fiberspar Corporation
    Inventors: Peter A. Quigley, Michael Feechan
  • Patent number: 8965187
    Abstract: A heating system for a fluid pipe system in which at least one electric heating element (RL) is assigned to at least one fluid line, said heating element, in order to apply a predetermined heating output to the fluid line, being provided with an electric operating voltage (UB) that is reduced compared to the supply voltage (U).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: VOSS Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Olav Borgmeier, Tobias Etscheid, Reiner Mitterer, Thomas Schüler
  • Patent number: 8952296
    Abstract: The invention relates to an interior lining for vehicles and aircraft having a carrier and a heating layer and an upper layer, wherein the at least one heating layer is arranged between the carrier and the upper layer, and the heating layer and the upper layer are directly or indirectly interconnected, and to a method for producing such an interior lining, wherein at least one heating layer is pre-laminated onto an upper layer to form a layer composite, and the layer composite is press-laminated, membrane-laminated or vacuum-laminated onto a carrier, or alternatively, in order to produce such an interior lining, a heating layer is pre-laminated onto a carrier to form a carrier/layer composite, and an upper layer is press-laminated, membrane-laminated or vacuum-laminated onto the carrier/layer composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: NBHX Trim GmbH
    Inventors: Volker Hermann, Michael Ewert
  • Publication number: 20150028014
    Abstract: A heatable handle jacket includes a jacket mounted around a handle of a vehicle. The jacket is made of a thermally conductive material and includes an end having an outer surface with a recessed portion. A heating unit includes a heating wire mounted inside the jacket or to an inner side of the jacket. A controller is embedded in the recessed portion and electrically connected to the heating unit to control heating operation of the heating wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Tong Yah Electronic Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: PO SHUAN WANG
  • Publication number: 20150013092
    Abstract: The heating device is suitable for assembly with an element (3) supporting a wiper blade and comprises an element of longitudinal main axis (4) suitable for mounting inside a housing (5) of the support element (3) so as to form a spine. A heating element (13) is positioned on a bottom face of the spine-forming element (4). The spine-forming element (4) comprises at least one bushing (20) for the passage of electrical conduction means (19) in order to provide an electrical power supply for the heating element (13).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Gérald Caillot, Jean-Michel Jarasson, Vincent Izabel, Chantal Marquet
  • Patent number: 8925573
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrically heatable media line (1), comprising a fluid line (2) and at least one fluid connector (4) connected to a line end (2a). The fluid line (2) and the fluid connector (4) respectively have electric heating means (6, 10), wherein the fluid line (2) and/or the fluid connector (4) including electric connections (16) of the heating means (6, 10) are/is enclosed by a plastic molding compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: VOSS Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Olav Borgmeier, Marco Isenburg, Ulrich Erb, Volker Zieris, Josef Brandt, Otfried Schwarzkopf, Martin Lechner, Sascha Rosenfeldt
  • Patent number: 8921744
    Abstract: A line connector for media lines having a connecting piece with a flow channel, at least one connecting section for connection to a media line or unit, and at least one transition section adjacent to the connecting section. In order to prevent freezing of the respective medium at low temperatures in the connecting area or to thaw a frozen medium, the line connector includes heating means arranged to at least partially enclose the flow channel. A fixing part, with elements for guiding and fixing the heating means, is provided on the connecting piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: VOSS Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Sascha Rosenfeldt, Martin Vedder
  • Patent number: 8895901
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pipeline for carrying a molten salt, with a pipe wall that is stable with respect to the temperatures occurring. A heating conductor (21) is provided inside the pipeline (5) for heating, the heating conductor (21) preferably not lying against the inner wall of the pipeline (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Jürgen Wortmann, Michael Lutz, Martin Gärtner, Kerstin Schierle-Arndt, Stephan Maurer, Michael Ladenberger, Karolin Geyer, Florian Garlichs
  • Patent number: 8895905
    Abstract: Devices, apparatus, systems and methods of using a portable heater that does not use a separate compressor or blower or vacuum. The heater can be attached to a piping system to dry interior walls and/or heat coatings in the piping system. The heater can be attached to a manifold having alternative inlet end and two outlet ends. The manifold ends can have quick connect fittings with similar fittings to be easily mateably attached by rotating fittings with one another. A quick connect/disconnect air pressure regulator with quick connect fitting can be attached to the manifold ends. A quick connect/disconnect plug with similar quick connect fitting can close the manifold ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Pipe Restoration Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Larry Gillanders
  • Publication number: 20140305924
    Abstract: A heatable current collector for establishing an electrical contact between a current carrying line and an electric vehicle includes a lifting mechanism, a sliding contact rail, a rod, an electrical resistance heating conductor and a resilient hose. The rail is mounted on the lifting mechanism and has a longitudinal hole disposed perpendicular to the current carrying line. The electrical resistance heating conductor is disposed in grooves of an outer threading of the rod. One end of the resilient hose is sealed off and is connected to an end of the rod. The rod, the electrical resistance heating conductor and the resilient hose are disposed in the hole. The resilient hose presses the rod and the electrical resistance heating conductor against an inside surface of the hole. The hole is formed so close beneath a surface of the rail that a section of the hole forms a slit in the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Paul Uchtmann
  • Publication number: 20140299593
    Abstract: Heating systems including heating elements and fastener materials covered and protected from the environment by a heating cap structure. The heating cap structure can interlock mating ribs or other structure in adjacent heating panels. Additional heating cap, transition, or flashing sections may further cover and protect heating system components. One or more heating elements may include heating cable or heating fluids or materials penetrating heating element bodies. The heating element bodies and heating cap panels and covers can include extruded or otherwise formed sections having a wide variety of shapes that can be varied to provide desired objectives, such as for example supporting strength, increased heat transfer, component cost minimization, component life, heating system weight, and ease of assembly, use, maintenance, expansion, contraction, and adaptability. The outer and other surfaces of the heating system may be painted, including to improve aesthetics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Brian Casey
  • Publication number: 20140291309
    Abstract: A device is for heating a battery of a vehicle, when the battery is in its place in the vehicle. The device has a heating element, a contact arrangement to a current supply and a thermostat arrangement which ensures that the battery does nor overheat. The device has a first part, which has a heating element, and the first part is intended for heating some surface of the battery, which surfaces are the sides and bottom of the battery. The device has a shell, which surrounds the first part and is flexible material, and a thermostat protrusion, which is in the side of the first part. The thermostat protrusion has a thermostat arrangement. It is seamlessly attached to the first part. The thermostat protrusion is arranged to be turned onto some other surface of the battery where said first part is.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Polar Heater Oy
    Inventor: Polar Heater Oy
  • Patent number: 8844513
    Abstract: A device, system and method for heating fluid (air) in a flue to create a draw prior to combusting a fuel in a combustion device. The device, system and method includes a housing that may be integrated about the flue. The housing may include a heat exchanger that itself may include a heating source that may be in thermal communication with the flue and a temperature differentiation driver. The heat exchanger may operate to transfer heat energy from the heating source to a fluid constrained to a path created by the flue. The result is a pressure differential created within the flue to help draw the fluid out of the combustion device. The heat exchanger may be configured such that it may cause heat transfer to the heavier, more dense fluid contained within the ventilation system prior to combusting fuel in a combustion device, thereby causing the fluid to be relatively less dense thus creating a draw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: John Stock LaMunyon, III
  • 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
    Inventor: Michael RAMACCIOTTI
  • Patent number: 8807483
    Abstract: An electrothermal heater mat (3) is provided for an ice protection system for an aircraft (1) or the like. The heater mat (3) is a laminated heater mat and comprises dielectric layers (50-58), a heater element (501) and a temperature sensor (507). Each dielectric layer (50-58) comprises thermoplastic material, and the temperature sensor (507) comprises a sprayed metal track (5010, 5012) deposited on a substrate (50, 5019) comprising thermoplastic material. The substrate may be one of the dielectric layers (50) or a separate carrier (5019) which is smaller than the dielectric layers (50-58).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: GKN Aerospace Services Limited
    Inventors: Stuart Martin Lewis, Peter English, Nicholas John Winter
  • Patent number: 8809751
    Abstract: A heater system is provided that includes a hybrid insulation cover that has a first cover disposed around hinged carrier members and heat trace sections, and a second cover operatively engaged with the first cover and adapted for detachable placement around a heating target and its varying geometries. A flexible insulation jacket having a similar construction as the second cover is also provided for use with connector assemblies. Furthermore, a heater system is provided that includes at least one heat trace section encapsulated within adjacent insulating members for use with heating gaslines and pumplines of semiconductor processing systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Eric Ellis, Troy Ruben Bolton, Jacob Lindley
  • Patent number: 8803041
    Abstract: A flow heater (100, 200, 300, 400, 500) with a tube arrangement including at least one tube (105, 106, 205, 206, 305, 306, 404, 405, 406) for passing through a fluid to be heated or a plurality of fluids to be heated, and with a heater with a metal jacket, especially with a tubular heating body (102, 202, 302, 402, 502), in which the tubes (105, 106, 205, 206, 304, 305, 306, 404, 405, 406, 505) surround the heater. At least in partial areas of the heater, wall sections (113, 114, 213, 214, 311, 312, 313, 411, 412, 413, 513) of the tube arrangement (105, 106, 205, 206, 304, 305, 306, 404, 405, 406), which wall sections face the heater, are adapted to an outer contour of the heater, which heater may or may not include a heat transport tube (117, 317, 517), so that the wall sections are in flush contact with sections of this outer contour. The tube arrangement (105, 106, 205, 206, 304, 305, 306, 404, 405, 406, 505) is connected together and/or with the heater by a connection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Türk & Hillinger GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Schlipf
  • Patent number: 8796997
    Abstract: A lithium polymer (LiPo) battery pack having LiPo battery cells is provided which includes battery protection circuitry, charging circuitry, cell balancing circuitry, and control and communication circuitry. The batteries can be charged while in use by an internal charger. Battery charging and discharging are accomplished in a controlled and protected manner to avoid overcharging and overdischarging conditions. The novel battery pack has built-in safeguards against dangerous LiPo battery conditions and is implemented in a small, portable unit which contains the battery cells, control and protection circuitry, internal charger and display gauge. The battery pack is useful for powering an intravenous fluid warmer or other medical or electrical devices and equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Vital Signs, Inc.
    Inventor: David Cassidy
  • Patent number: 8794231
    Abstract: An electrically heated smoking system includes a shell and a replaceable mouthpiece. The shell includes an electric power supply and electric circuitry. The mouthpiece includes a liquid storage portion and a capillary wick having a first end and a second end. The first end of the wick extends into the liquid storage portion for contact with liquid therein. The mouthpiece also includes a heating element for heating the second end of the capillary wick, an air outlet, and an aerosol forming chamber between the second end of the capillary wick and the air outlet. When the shell and mouthpiece are engaged or connected, the heating element is in electrical connection with the power supply via the circuitry, and a flowpath for air is defined from at least one air inlet to the air outlet via the aerosol forming chamber. In use, liquid is transferred from the liquid storage portion towards the heating element by capillary action in the wick.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Michel Thorens, Jean-Marc Flick, Olivier Yves Cochand
  • Publication number: 20140165645
    Abstract: A portable heat transfer device for transferring thermal energy to and/or from laboratory tubes, clinical vials, specimen vials, laboratory vials, serum vials, drug vials and laboratory containers is provided. The heat transfer device comprises an insulated, thermally conductive heat conduit system and base for the purpose of exchanging heat between the laboratory container and a thermoregulatory device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Biocision, LLC
    Inventor: Brian Schryver
  • Patent number: 8712227
    Abstract: Fluid conduit segments are provided that include, but are not limited to integrated heating systems for protection against freezing. To this effect PTC-fabric heating elements are provided that are integrated in the fluid conduit segments and that in the negative temperature range include, but are not limited to a PTC-temperature-dependent resistance. The heating system thus provides a higher output in the negative temperature range and a lower output in the positive temperature range, i.e., the heating limits itself until temperature equalization has been reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Juergen Meisiek, Torsten Maulitz
  • Patent number: 8698050
    Abstract: The present invention provides a heating device capable of dispensing heated personal care product while containers thereof are being heated. For example, there could be a base having multiple wells with a heating system associated with each well. There could be separate control of the heat in each well. The wells have an upper opening for permitting insertion of a container in them (in inverted fashion), and a side opening for permitting heated material in a container to be dispensed from the container while a portion of the container is being heated in the well. In another form, the invention provides a temperature sensor at the bottom of a heating well that projects into a heat conductive head of a container being warmed in the well. Methods for using such devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen B. Leonard, Thomas P. Gasper
  • Patent number: 8692163
    Abstract: An electrical sleeve heater for heating an elongated part has a metallic and tubular casing extending coaxially along an axis with the part and surrounding the part. The casing has a front end is with a radially inwardly open cutout. A electrical heating element set in the casing is energizeable to heat the casing and the part surrounded by the casing. A thermocouple has a sensing tip in the cutout. A retaining body of at most low thermal conductivity is fitted in the cutout, holds the tip out of contact with the metallic casing, and urges the tip radially inward into direct engagement with an outer surface of the part. The retaining body is a molded part, a plate, or a spring of a material with low or negligible thermal conductivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Hotset Heizpatronen und Zubehoer GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Vogt, Bernward Seeberg
  • 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
    Inventors: Hisao Takahashi, Satoru Anada, Toru Iwazumi
  • Patent number: 8653424
    Abstract: A method to optimize the welding energy input into the heating coil of a heating coil fitting is disclosed. In particular, the invention pertains to a compensation method for the effects on the welding energy input from using a fundamental frequency outside the tolerance range for the AC welding voltage established for the heating coil fitting. A generator is one option to supply power to a device for the implementation of the invention-based method. It supplies an AC welding voltage to the heating coil with a fundamental frequency outside the tolerance range for the AC welding voltage as marked out for the heating coil fitting. Another option is especially the use of DC welding voltage for the heating coils of heating coil fittings. To execute the method, a welding power supply unit is connected to the contact elements of a heating coil fitting via connecting leads and connecting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: PF-Schweisstechnologie GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Merle, Stefan Kehm, Achim Spychalski-Merle
  • Publication number: 20140042148
    Abstract: A removable heating device for a hot runner nozzle contains an elongated heating unit which exhibits at least one longitudinal slot which does not extend as far in the longitudinal direction as the length of a substantially cylindrical heating unit and which enables an enlargement of the inner diameter of the heating unit by its open end. The heating device further has a channel disposed in the outer surface of the heating unit in which an electrical heating element is disposed. Furthermore, a heater/thermocouple assembly contains such a heating device and at least one thermocouple for detecting the temperature in the front end region of the hot runner nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventor: SWEN SPULLER
  • Publication number: 20140021194
    Abstract: A heating jacket for use with an ammonia-containing storage cartridge for the controlled release of ammonia into an exhaust stream for the reduction of NOx is disclosed. The heating jacket includes an upper section comprising a plurality of layered materials, a lower section comprising a plurality of layered materials, a tool-less locking mechanism for securing the upper and lower sections, wherein the upper and lower sections together form an interior space for the receiving an ammonia-containing material canister. The heating jacket may also include a temperature regulating device within one of the upper section and the lower section for maintaining an activating temperature within a predefined limit for the controlled release of ammonia into the exhaust stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: International Engine Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory A. Griffin, Timothy Yoon, Jeffrey R. Kelso, David J. Nicholls, Jason B. Arriaga
  • Publication number: 20130344370
    Abstract: A heater module (22L, 22R) of the present invention is provided along a heated surface (13CLa) of an object to be heated (13CL, 13CR). The heater module includes: a plate-like heater body (34) that faces the heated surface of the object to be heated; an L-shaped member (31) including a module main surface (31m) to which the plate-like heater body is provided, and a bent arm portion (31c) bent with respect to the module main surface; and a power source connection terminal (35) provided in the bent arm portion and connected to the plate-like heater body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Yukiko Kinoshita, Naoto Todoroki
  • Publication number: 20130341319
    Abstract: A heater module (22L, 22R) of the present invention is provided along a heated surface (13CLa) of an object to be heated (13CL, 13CR). The heater module includes a plate-like heater body (34) that faces the heated surface of the object to be heated, and an insulating holder (31) that holds the plate-like heater body in a manner as to face the heated surface of the object to be heated. The insulating holder is fixed, at one edge thereof, to a mounting surface (14a) on which the object to be heated is mounted, and located on one side of the plate-like heater body away from the heated surface of the object to be heated. The insulating holder is provided, at another edge opposite to the one edge, with a regulation member (31a) that projects toward the heated surface of the object to be heated from the plate-like heater body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Naoto Todoroki, Yukiko Kinoshita