Plural Units Combined With Single Casing Housing Or Support Patents (Class 219/537)
  • Patent number: 10960983
    Abstract: An ice protection system is configured for a rotor blade having a leading edge along at least a portion of a spanwise length extending between a root portion and a tip portion. The system has an electric spanwise anti-ice heater configured for placement on the leading edge of the blade and a first electric spanwise de-ice heater adjacent the anti-ice heater and having varying chordwise dimensions. The de-ice heater is configured for placement on an upper surface of the blade or a lower surface of the blade. Electrical connectors for each heater are configured for connection near the root portion of the blade to a source of electrical power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Jared Mark Paulson, Jeffrey Paul Nissen
  • Patent number: 10241094
    Abstract: A micro heater includes a substrate formed of an anodized film and a heater electrode formed on the substrate and provided with a heat generation wiring line. The heat generation wiring line is formed in a laminated state. Also disclosed are a micro sensor and a micro sensor manufacturing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Point Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bum Mo Ahn, Seung Ho Park, Sung Hyun Byun
  • Patent number: 10098381
    Abstract: An electronic smoking article includes a heater in communication with a liquid supply reservoir including liquid material and operable to heat the liquid material to a temperature sufficient to volatilize the liquid material contained therein and form an aerosol. The volatilized material flows through a sheath flow and aerosol promoter insert that is operable to cool the aerosol, reduce the particle size of the aerosol and increase the delivery rate of the aerosol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: David B. Kane, David R. Schiff, Chris Carrick, Chris Phelan, Christopher S. Tucker
  • Patent number: 9771158
    Abstract: An electrothermal heater mat for anti-icing or de-icing of a helicopter rotor blade or other aerodynamic surface comprises a substrate, such as a flexible polyimide sheet, bearing tracks of a material of selected electrical resistivity, these tracks being formed by printing onto the substrate with a thermosetting ink loaded with electrically conductive (e.g. carbon) particles. Electrical bus bars/terminals for the supply of electrical energy to the resistive tracks may also be printed, using an ink loaded with particles of higher conductivity material such as copper or silver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: QINETIQ LIMITED
    Inventors: Christopher John Gilmore, Greg Peter Wade Fixter
  • Patent number: 9724720
    Abstract: A transportable vehicle enclosure (1) for painting vehicles includes side, front (6), rear (5), ceiling (4) and floor (3) portions, one of the portions being configured to allow vehicular access; whereby, in use, a vehicle (2) may be placed within the enclosure; the enclosure further including an air handling unit (18) for respectively producing a first temperature level within the enclosure suitable for a spray mode of operation and a second temperature level within the enclosure suitable for a baking mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Inventor: David John Utting
  • Patent number: 9713254
    Abstract: Active or functional additives are embedded into surfaces of host materials for use as components in a variety of electronic or optoelectronic devices, including solar devices, smart windows, displays, and so forth. Resulting surface-embedded device components provide improved performance, as well as cost benefits arising from their compositions and manufacturing processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: TPK Holding Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Michael Eugene Young, Arjun Daniel Srinivas, Matthew R. Robinson, Alexander Chow Mittal
  • Patent number: 9029739
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide apparatus and methods for performing rapid thermal processing. One embodiment of the present invention provides an apparatus for processing a substrate. The apparatus includes a heating source disposed outside a chamber body and configured to provide thermal energy towards a processing volume. The substrate support defines a substrate supporting plane, and the substrate support is configured to support the substrate in the substrate supporting plane. The heating source includes a frame member having an inner wall surrounding an area large enough to encompass a surface area of the substrate, and a plurality of diode laser tiles mounted on the inner wall of the frame member. Each of the plurality of diode laser tiles is directed towards a corresponding area in the processing volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph M. Ranish, Aaron Muir Hunter, Thomas F. Soules, Alexander M. Rubenchik
  • Patent number: 8987641
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for a high performance heater. In an embodiment, the high performance heater comprises a first stackable tray comprising a first alignment pin that insulates a first heating element disposed in the first stackable tray; a second stackable tray comprising a second alignment pin that insulates a second heating element disposed in the second stackable tray, wherein a top of the first alignment pin fits into a cutout of a bottom of the second alignment pin when the first and second stackable trays are stacked, and wherein the first and second stackable trays comprise one or more materials, an outer diameter and an inner diameter, and wherein an area between the outer diameter and the inner diameter of the stackable trays comprises at least one cutout portion that allows expansion of the material(s) when the high performance heater is at high temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Arsalan Emami
  • Publication number: 20150021314
    Abstract: A heater for a hand held appliance, the heater comprising a first layer, a second layer and a separator for separating the first and second layers of the heater wherein the separator is a tube. The first layer and/or second layer may be a wire element. The first layer may extend at least partially around and/or partially along the tube. The tube may comprise spacers extending along the tube and radially away from the tube for supporting the first layer. An outer tube may be provided wherein the outer tube extends at least around and along the first layer. The outer tube may extend around and along the tube. An inner support structure for supporting the second layer may be provided. The inner support structure may comprise an inner tube or support wings and the second layer may extend at least partially around the inner tube or support wings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Mark Brett COULTON, Robert Lawrence TWEEDIE, James Richard Warren HEWITT, Patrick Joseph William MOLONEY
  • Publication number: 20140193182
    Abstract: The image heating apparatus includes a heater that achieves even heat-generation distribution and suppression of a non-sheet feeding portion temperature increase when an image is printed on a sheet whose size is smaller than a maximum size for the apparatus, and an endless belt, wherein plural heat-generation resistive members having positive temperature coefficients are connected in parallel are provided between first and second conductive members provided along a longitudinal direction of a substrate; plural heat-generation blocks including the plural heat-generation resistive members connected in parallel, are arranged in series along the longitudinal direction; and in the plural heat-generation resistive members included in one of the heat-generation blocks, a heat-generation resistive member arranged at an end portion in the longitudinal direction has a resistivity value higher than that of a heat generation resistive member arranged at a center in the longitudinal direction, or an interval between heat
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Shimura, Koji Nihonyanagi
  • Publication number: 20140138370
    Abstract: A panel heating element is described. The panel heating element has at least one substrate with a substrate surface, and an electrical heating layer for heating the substrate, which heating layer extends at least over a part of the substrate surface and is connected to at least two electrodes provided for connection to a voltage source such that a current path for a heating current is formed between the electrodes. The heating layer is electrically divided by separating zones each having at least one free zone end. The current path changes its direction of flow at the free zone ends. A transition zone adjoins the zone end of each separating zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventors: Bastien Royer, Li-Ya Yeh, Susanne Lisinski, Marcel Klein, Dang Cuong Phan
  • Patent number: 8692168
    Abstract: Infrared heating panels are provided with an electrically insulative substrate that carries one or more infrared heating elements. Each heating element includes an elongated first segment attached to a first surface of the substrate and an elongated second segment electrically connected in series with the first segment. At least the first segment is a strip of an electrically resistive material adapted to emit infrared radiation in response to a current. The second segment is attached to the second surface of the substrate opposite from and in a parallel arrangement with the first segment such that a first current flowing through the heating element flows through the first segment in a first direction relative to the substrate and flows through the second segment in a second direction opposite the first direction. Saunas, heating systems, and methods for reducing electromagnetic emissions in an infrared sauna are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: TyloHelo Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Benda, Tracy Felder
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140014646
    Abstract: A matrix-patterned cloth includes: first and second fiber layers including mutually isolated first and second conductors, respectively; an intermediate fiber layer between the first and second fiber layers; conductive connecting yarns connecting one of the first conductors and one of the second conductors, wherein, when a pressure is applied to the matrix-patterned cloth, each connecting yarn bends so that a position of contact between the connecting yarn and the first or second conductor changes depending on how large the pressure is; a selector; and a heating controller or a resistance measuring unit. The selector scans and sequentially selects one of the first conductors and one of the second conductors. The heating controller applies voltage to intersecting areas where the selected first and second conductors intersect each other via the first and second conductors. The resistance measuring unit measures electric resistances of the intersecting areas via the first and second conductors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Yasuhiro FUKUYAMA, Takashi SUNDA, Hiroaki MIURA, Youji SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20130306622
    Abstract: Provided is a heater for vehicles, and more particularly, a heater for vehicles which can be easily manufactured and have a reduced thickness to implement miniaturization, by forming a heat radiating part using a plate-shaped first support part (and second support part) vertically disposed to the flow direction of air, and can fix the support part and the heat radiating part by a simple method to increase manufacturability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Jung Sam Gu, Kwang Hun Oh, Jun Young Song, Hong-Young Lim, Young-Ha Jeon
  • Publication number: 20130186885
    Abstract: A description is given of a process for producing a metal plate having at least one embedded heating element and of the metal plate produced by the process. The heating element is arranged between two plate bodies, and the heating element is embedded in the plate bodies by rolling with material displacement. The adjacent sides of the plate bodies have a layer of aluminium or an aluminium alloy. After a heat pre-treatment at the re-crystallisation temperature of the aluminium or the aluminium alloy, the plate bodies are pressed against one another to bring about a reduction in thickness, with which the plate bodies form a diffusion bond with one another and are integrally bonded to one another over the entire surface area thereof to form the metal plate to be produced. The process produces a metal plate as a whole with better thermal conductivity and a broader spectrum of use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Inventors: Norbert Hoffstaedter, Markus Spring
  • Patent number: 8466392
    Abstract: A material comprises: a first component having a first positive temperature coefficient of resistance characteristic; and a second component having a second positive temperature coefficient of resistance characteristic, the second positive temperature coefficient of resistance characteristic being different from the first positive temperature coefficient of resistance characteristic, the proportions of the two components being such that the material has a positive temperature coefficient of resistance characteristic which is a combination of the first and second positive temperature coefficient of resistance characteristics of the first and second components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Heat Trace Limited
    Inventor: Jason Daniel Harold O'Connor
  • Patent number: 8455800
    Abstract: The helix heated hoses 10 and 12 use two features to increase the flexibility. The first feature is a braided-copper heating element 14, which has increased flexibility over the prior art solid copper heating element. The element is spiral wound around the hose and held in place with a moisture barrier 16. The second feature is the helix twist 18 located just before the point where the hoses 10 and 12 attach to the manifold 20. The helix feature is created with the helix support 22, which initiates the twist around 24 inches back from the point of termination. The helix feature works to reduce the moment of inertia about the neutral axis 26 of the two supply hoses 10 and 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Graco Minnesota Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph E. Tix, Mark T. Weinberger, Douglas S. Ryder
  • Patent number: 8410406
    Abstract: Helical wire heating coil assemblies and methods of assembling helical heating coil assemblies are provided. In one example, a helical wire heating coil assembly includes first and second support frames that are detachably coupled together by a first plurality of insulating standoffs coupled to the first support frame, a second plurality of insulating standoffs coupled to the second support frame, and a helical wire heating coil coupled to both the first plurality of insulating standoffs and the second plurality of insulating standoffs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Nova Coil, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward A. Kutz
  • Patent number: 8369694
    Abstract: A vaporizing dispenser comprising a user-activatable chemical reaction heat source and a volatile compound inside a container such that convection currents from the activated heat source volatilize the volatile compound and carry it out of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Tempra Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin J. Pitz, Michael Sheppard Bolmer, Zbigniew R. Paul, Cullen M. Sabin, Martin W. Sabin
  • Publication number: 20120308216
    Abstract: An electrical heating apparatus includes a stationary housing having a lower base portion, an upper control portion, and a column portion extending from and rigidly connecting the base and control portions. The base and control portions define first and second parallel and horizontally spaced-apart vertical housing axes, and the control portion includes control circuitry and first and second direction controllers. First and second heating units each include a radiant heating element and a reflector, the heating elements adapted upon energization to radiate heat, and the reflector disposed and adapted to reflect the radiated heat from the heating unit. The heating units each engage the base and control portions of the housing, is engaged by one of the direction controller, and has a pivot axis disposed coaxial with and pivotable about one of the housing axes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: Donald William BRYCE
  • Patent number: 8319158
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing an electric heating device, comprising a housing in which a heating block is held with the pretensioning force of at least one spring element located approximately at the same level as the heating block in its post assembly position and which defines opposite housing apertures between which the heating block is exposed, wherein the heating block is introduced into a housing part and the heating block is enclosed in the housing by another housing part. The spring element is brought into its assembled position and pretensioned when the housing is being closed to enclose the heating block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Catem GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Franz Bohlender, Michael Niederer, Michael Zeyen, Rainer Wuenstel, Detlef Stephan
  • Patent number: 8278605
    Abstract: A multiple stage open coil electrical resistance heater uses a unique coil configuration on either side of a dividing support plate so that the air passing through the heater is heated uniformly when one or more stages of the heater are energized. The coil configuration also creates a termination zone on one side of the heater so that the terminations of the coils can be situated on the cool side of the heater. The heater coils also includes specially configured terminals to facilitate connection to power using an elongated member such as a stud or bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Tutco, Inc.
    Inventor: James Patrick Lollar
  • 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: 8183503
    Abstract: A reversible, submersible, encapsulated PTC heater is disclosed having: a disc-shaped sealable housing; a central disc comprised of a sheet mineral disposed within the sealable housing; cavities disposed within the central disc; PTC heating elements disposed within the cavities; an upper electrode disc disposed upon a top side of the central disc and PTC heater elements; a lower electrode disc disposed upon a bottom side of the central disc and PTC heater elements; an upper polyimide film disc disposed upon a top side of the upper electrode disc; and a lower polyimide film disc disposed upon a bottom side of the lower electrode disc. The electrode discs are configured to make an intimate contact with the PTC heating elements and for connectivity to an electrical power source. The PTC heater is configured to electrically heat a medium to a predetermined temperature and to maintain the temperature of the medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventor: Bosonto K. Gupta
  • Patent number: 8164034
    Abstract: A configuration contains a first honeycomb body, which is formed by at least one convoluted or wound stack and has a plurality of channels allowing a flow, wherein a first end of the stack is connected to an electric connection and a second end is connected to an electric ground. The stack contains a plurality of sheet metal foils in electric contact with each other, the foils being structured at least in some regions. At the same time, the honeycomb body has support pins for connecting to a second honeycomb body, the pins have a distance of at least 25 mm from each other along the course of the stack at least outside an inner region. A method introduces support pins into the honeycomb body and a device receives a honeycomb body and/or for positioning support pins. The device enables the installation of the support pins in the honeycomb body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Emitec Gesellschaft fuer Emissionstechnologie mbH
    Inventors: Jörg-Roman Konieczny, Rolf Brück, Jan Hodgson
  • Patent number: 8158908
    Abstract: A device includes an electrically heatable honeycomb body, particularly for treating an exhaust gas flow of a mobile internal combustion machine. The device includes sheet metal foils forming channels and being in electrical contact with a housing. The housing has a terminal for connection to a voltage source, a plurality of contact points disposed remotely from the terminal for contacting the sheet metal foils and a respective contact conductor between the terminal and each contact point. The contact conductors have the same electrical resistance. A motor vehicle having at least one such device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: EMITEC Gesellschaft fuer Emissiontechnologie mbH
    Inventors: Jörg-Roman Konieczny, Rolf Brück, Jan Hodgson
  • Patent number: 8153938
    Abstract: The invention relates to an added electrical heater (1), especially for a heating system or air conditioner of a motor vehicle. A plurality of heating elements (2) are provided which are formed by PTC elements while being fitted with at least one electrically conducting coating (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignees: Behr GmbH & Co. KG, Behr France Rouffach SAS
    Inventors: Michel Brun, Geoffrey Denny, Gerard Eckerlen, Erwan Gogmos, Michael Kohl, Walter Kreuzer, Pascal Miss, Mathieu Mougey, Jürgen Otto, Christophe Schmittheisler
  • Patent number: 8084721
    Abstract: An electrical heating apparatus has: a fin brazed on at least one of a main body upper wall and a main body lower wall of a tube; an insertion unit having an electro-heat-generating element pressure-welded to a wall of one of the main body upper wall and the main body lower wall; and an edge part projecting in the width direction from each of main body vertical walls to form an edge space. The edge space is formed so as to be continuous with the insertion space and is smaller in thickness dimension than the thickness dimension of the insertion unit. The edge part has an edge part upper wall, an edge part lower wall, and an edge part vertical wall disposed in a concave shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Calsonic Kansei Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuaki Mori, Syotaro Abe
  • 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: 7989738
    Abstract: A liquid warming grommet assembly (400, 500) maintains liquids or other materials in a vessel (406) at a desired temperature. The grommet assembly (400, 500) includes a grommet (408) receivable within an aperture in a work surface (404). A heating element (440) is receivable within a casing (410) of the grommet (408), and an upper warmer plate (444) is positioned at the upper portion of the heating element (440) and is substantially flush with the work surface (404).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Inventor: Norman R Byrne
  • Patent number: 7977610
    Abstract: A device and a method for receiving ceramic heating elements (PTC elements, cold conductors) in a heating device, use an insulating frame and at least one contact plate held by the latter and on which the heating elements can be placed. The device is characterized in that the contact plate is frictionally held in the frame. The method is characterized in that at least on the contact plate side remote from the heating element reception side is moulded on or spread a layer of the following materials: plastic, polymer ceramic, ceramic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Borgwarner Beru Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Hamburger, Werner Faβbinder, Mike Riether
  • Patent number: 7963760
    Abstract: A heater cartridge and a molding apparatus using the heater cartridge are provided. The molding apparatus includes a mold comprising at least one cartridge channel and a heater cartridge inserted to the cartridge channel, the heater cartridge comprising a main body casing, a plurality of heating sectors dividing an inside of the main body casing, and a heating part provided to at least one of the heating sectors to heat a predetermined area of the mold. The heater cartridge and molding apparatus having same provide uniform heating to enhance thermal efficiency and the quality of a product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-hyun Cho, Jong-won Lee
  • Patent number: 7947933
    Abstract: A ceramic heater comprising a ceramic body, a heat generating resistor buried in the ceramic body, an electrode pad that is electrically connected to the heat generating resistor and is formed on the surface of the ceramic body and a lead member bonded onto the electrode pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Ryuichi Nagasako, Osamu Hamada, Koji Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 7947932
    Abstract: An open coil electrical resistance heater uses a number of offset insulators to support the coil of the heater. The offset insulators configure the run of coil in a sinusoidal shape to hold the insulators in a more secure manner and reduce vibration and noise generation during heat operation. The sinusoidal configuration of the coil also reduces the problem of shadowing of portions of the resistance wire coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Tutco, Inc.
    Inventors: James L. Sherrill, R. Devin Ridley
  • Patent number: 7923667
    Abstract: Electric Room Heater in its housing contains heaters which consist of strip of oriented cold rolled transformer sheet that are cooled by natural air circulation. Heater consists of two cross supports (11) connected by a central support (14). Between the cross supports are placed non-flammable insulating holders (13). The insulating holders have sprockets. Between sprockets lies strip of the heater of oriented cold rolled transformer sheet (12). The insulating holder (13) by its width (17) creates distance between layers of heater strips, and by sprockets width (18) makes distance between adjacent strips, windings, in the layer. These distances make channels for air circulation, thus enabling strip temperature to be less then 100° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Inventors: Ratko Isidorovic, Janko Isidorovic, Ksenija Isidorovic
  • Patent number: 7847221
    Abstract: Heating flange (1) for heating a flow of gas as it flows though a cross-section of flow (S), wherein the heating flange (1) is designed such that it can be inserted or interposed in an intake line (A) of an internal combustion engine and has at least one heat conductor (5) that extends through the cross-section of flow (S) from a mounting point (6a) to an immediately following further mounting point (6b) on the heating flange (1), as well as a retaining leg piece (2), which is provided with at least one of the mounting points (6a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: DBK David + Baader GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Gschwind, Mathias Proner
  • Patent number: 7816630
    Abstract: A device and a method for receiving ceramic heating elements (PTC elements, cold conductors) in a heating device use an insulating frame and at least one contact plate held by the latter and on which the heating elements can be placed. The contact plate is frictionally held in the frame. According to the method, at least on the contact plate side remote from the heating element reception side is molded on or sprayed a layer of the following materials: plastic, polymer ceramic, ceramic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignees: Eichenauer Heizelemente GmbH & Co. KG, Beru AG
    Inventors: Andreas Hamburger, Werner Faβbinder, Mike Riether
  • Patent number: 7633038
    Abstract: Provided are a heated exhaust pipeline, a related plurality of heating elements attached to an exhaust pipeline, and a method of controlling the plurality of heating elements. Individual heating elements are characterized by a temperature indicator and/or an alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyun-Su Seol
  • Patent number: 7618588
    Abstract: An integrate device includes a heater thermally coupled to a plurality of flow-through tubes to perform thermally-driven chemical reactions. A wire mesh heater is wrapped around each of multiple flow-through tubes, thereby creating a thermal interface between the mesh and the tubes. Each end of the wire mesh is coupled to an electrical contact. The electrical contacts are preferable positioned at an exterior portion of the integrated device to be easily placed in electrical contact with a voltage source. As current passes through the mesh, heat is produced. The heat passes from the mesh to each of the flow-through tubes via the thermal interface. The flow-through tubes can be fluidically coupled to a sample preparation module. The sample preparation module, the flow-through tubes, and the heater can be integrated within a single integrated device that provides automated sample preparation and thermally-driven chemical reactions for a variety of applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Microfluidic Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Chun-Wah (Phil) Lin, Bob Yuan
  • Patent number: 7595465
    Abstract: Device for keeping a heating wire (2) in position in a horizontal oven includes a ceramic bar (3) and a number of ceramic spacer elements (4). Each spacer element consists of a bar-shaped part, on which a Y-shaped part (6) is placed near the center of the bar-shaped part. The V-shaped part of the Y-shaped part can partially enclose the bar. Near one end, the bar-shaped part is preferably provided with a transverse part, which is at right angles to the bar-shaped part and runs parallel to the Y-shaped part, so that a U-shaped recess is created which can accommodate the heating wire and the other side of the Y-shaped part and the bar-shaped part together form an L-shaped recess in which the heating wire can also be accommodated. The one end of each spacer element is provided with a projection and the other end with a recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Assignee: Tempress Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Barteld Kolk
  • Patent number: 7592572
    Abstract: A cartridge heater, especially a compressed cartridge heater (1) has at least one heating coil (8, 9), which is arranged exposed in a metallic tubular body (2) and is embedded in a granulated insulating material. The ends of heating coil portions (8, 9) are provided with terminals (7) projecting from the tubular body (2). To make it possible to manufacture such a cartridge heater with minimal effort in terms of labor and material, a flat insulating plate (10) coordinated in its width with the internal diameter of the tubular body (2) is provided as the carrier. The heating coils (8, 9) extend along the two flat sides of the insulating plate (10) and the two heating coils (8, 9) are connected to one another by a coil section (12, 12?), which is led around a deflecting edge (27) of the insulating plate (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Türk + Hillinger GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Schlipf
  • Patent number: 7479620
    Abstract: Disclosed a heater and a method for manufacturing the heater using a PCB process for providing a heater generating heat at a temperature that is proper to use by designing the heater having an accurate resistance using the PCB process on an insulated board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Inventor: Jae-Sang Park
  • Patent number: 7425688
    Abstract: A heating assembly for heating a hot air stream flowing in a flow passage of a tumble dryer. The heating assembly is configured for installation in the flow passage and comprises at least one heating element and at least one temperature sensor. The heating element is arranged such that the hot air stream can flow around it in a passing direction (D). The at least one temperature sensor can detect the temperature of the hot air stream and is arranged such that it projects into a core area of the hot air stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: DBK David + Baader GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Loesch, Ralf Frohn, Jerome Grunewald, Jens Koehne
  • Patent number: 7378614
    Abstract: A heat rod assembly for preheating internal air of a vehicle by using heat generated from a positive temperature coefficient (PCT) device and a pre-heater for vehicles including the same, in which components of the heat rod assembly and the pre-heater are grouped as module units so that a width and a volume of the heat rod assembly or the pre-heater can be variously formed so that the heat rod assembly or the pre-heater is adaptable for various kinds of vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Woory Industrial Company Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung-Young Lee
  • Patent number: 7339136
    Abstract: The present invention features a cooking utensil for creating an elongated cavity in a bread item, wherein a meat item may be inserted. The cooking utensil comprises a bread-impaling spike supported by and extending from a base member, wherein the bread-impaling spike comprises an elongated body portion and a piercing end portion, each of which are configured to pierce the bread item and form a cavity therein, and wherein the elongated body portion has a shape configured to form at least two condiment receiving channels within the cavity of the bread item upon inserting the meat item. The condiment receiving channels are defined by at least one wall of the cavity and the inserted meat item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Hole-e-Cow Corp.
    Inventor: Donald W. Schmanski
  • Patent number: 7332693
    Abstract: Functional elements, particularly PTC heating elements, are braced in a hollow reception means, such as a profile tube. The reception means have two at least partly concave top wall areas facing one anther and flat sides of the functional elements and in this way permits a bracing of the functional elements, in that side walls of the reception means, extending substantially perpendicular to the concave top wall areas, are subject to the action of a pressing pressure. In the free space areas defined by the concave top walls can be fitted ends of attachment parts, such as metal lamellas, which are clamped in the same operation, according to the invention, during the bracing of the functional elements. This makes it possible in a simple manner to manufacture assembled devices, particularly electric heating devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignees: Eichenauer Heizelemente GmbH & Co. KG, Beru AG
    Inventor: Andreas Hamburger
  • Patent number: 7244913
    Abstract: A temperature regulator regulates a temperature of a microchemical chip that has chemical reaction sections. The temperature regulator includes a temperature measuring unit and a thermoelectric element corresponding to each chemical reaction section. The temperature regulator further includes a heat conductor, a heat exchanging unit, and a temperature controlling unit that controls electric current to be applied to the thermoelectric element based on a temperature measured by the temperature measuring unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Murakami, Shigeru Watanabe
  • Patent number: 7154072
    Abstract: An open coil resistance heater assembly is made for universal mounting between left and right hand installations in an appliance or other equipment. The heater assembly has its coils arranged symmetrically about a bisecting plane of the heater assembly and/or a center line of its terminal assembly aligned with the bisecting plane. The symmetrical coil arrangement and/or bisected terminal assembly allow the heater to be used in right hand or left hand installations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: Tutco, Inc.
    Inventors: James L. Sherrill, H. Keith Howard
  • Patent number: 7087868
    Abstract: In order to create a heating device which can operate in different power stages, but only has to be contacted from one side, the invention provides a heating device with at least two plate-like ceramic heating elements, which are electrically contacted on opposite flat sides and on at least one side is provided at least one flat, electrical conductor, in which on one side of the elements there are at least two conductors electrically insulated from one another, each of the conductors being in contact with at least one heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignees: Eichenauer Heizelemente GmbH & Co. KG, Beru AG
    Inventors: Andreas Hamburger, Werner Fassbinder