With Terminal Or Connector Means (e.g., To External Circuit Means) Patents (Class 219/541)
  • Patent number: 11141638
    Abstract: A heating apparatus for use with an athletic device having a shaft and a plurality of hand holding locations associated with portions of the shaft. The heating apparatus comprises at least one motion capture device operatively coupled to the shaft and configured to receive and process motion related information of the shaft, and a removable self-contained module configured to be received within an athletic device shaft and to emit heat. The heating apparatus comprises a power source connected to supply electrical power to the plurality of heating elements. A user-operable control is coupled to the power source and configured to selectively power on and regulate the heat released from the heating elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventors: Samantha Kate Wolfe, Raeshon Lamont McNeil, Jeremy Eric Losaw
  • Patent number: 11129241
    Abstract: The utility model discloses a ceramic heating element with multiple temperature zones, which comprises a ceramic heating element. The ceramic heating element consists of a first ceramic substrate, a second ceramic substrate, a heating circuit, an electrode pad, a heating temperature zone, an independent electrode lead and a common electrode, the first ceramic substrate and the second ceramic substrate are stacked and rolled to form a cylindrical or elliptic structure with a center hole, the heating circuit is printed on a front face of the second ceramic substrate, a plurality of electrode pads are printed on a back face of the second ceramic substrate, and a plurality of through holes are machined on an upper surface of the second ceramic substrate. The utility model has the beneficial effects of a simple structure and strong practicability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventor: Guoming Li
  • Patent number: 11006685
    Abstract: This invention provides gloves and socks containing printed heaters. The glove or sock with a heater comprises a glove or sock, a substrate with the outline of the glove or sock, and a heater printed on the substrate wherein the substrate is laminated to the glove or sock. The heater comprises two printed conductive bus bars with extensions traversing the substrate and an array of printed resistive areas arranged so that each area is between and overlaps and is contiguous to two conductors, one of which is one of the bus bars or its extensions and the second is the other bus bar or its extensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: DUPONT ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Allan Lamontia, Mehrdad Mehdizadeh, Michael R. Moseley
  • Patent number: 10906378
    Abstract: A radiant heater device according to the present disclosure includes a radiant heater that radiates radiant heat to a passenger of a vehicle and a controller that controls an output of the radiant heater. The controller acquires information related to a thermal sensation of the passenger and controls the output of the radiant heater based on the information related the thermal sensation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shiro Bando
  • Patent number: 10875428
    Abstract: A seat located in a cabin of a motor vehicle includes a seat back and a layer of radiant material embedded in the seat back. The radiant material directs heat to one or more occupants residing in a rear region of the cabin in the motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Rami Z. Sayed
  • Patent number: 10760465
    Abstract: A heater is provided that includes at least one resistive heating element having a material with a non-monotonic resistivity vs. temperature profile and exhibiting a negative dR/dT characteristic over a predetermined operating temperature range along the profile. The heater can include a plurality of circuits disposed in a fluid path to heat fluid flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: WATLOW ELECTRIC MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark D. Everly, Jeremy Ohse, Patrick Margavio, Sanhong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10743374
    Abstract: An armored resistor (1) comprising a tubular casing (2) in which a metallic heating element (3) immersed in an electrically insulating material (4) is arranged. Furthermore, a first closing element (5) and a second closing element (6) of the tubular casing (2) are provided, in which the first closing element (5) is fluid-tightly fixed to the respective first end (7) of the tubular casing (2), and the second closing element (6) is provided with at least one at least one radial protrusion (15) which abuts on the second end (8) of the tubular casing (2), and which delimits at least one passage (16) communicating with the inside of the tubular casing (2), adapted to allow the passage of the electrically insulating material during the manufacturing of the armored resistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: I.R.C.A. S.P.A. INDUSTRIA RESISTENZE CORAZZATE E AFFINI
    Inventors: Duilio Capraro, Federico Zoppas, Paolo De Noni
  • Patent number: 10727092
    Abstract: Embodiments of substrate support rings are provided herein. In some embodiments, an apparatus for processing substrates includes, a ring configured to be disposed about a peripheral edge of a substrate support to support at least a portion of a substrate disposed atop the substrate support, wherein the ring comprises a heater; and a power supply coupled to the heater to provide power to the heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventor: Keith A. Miller
  • Patent number: 10681778
    Abstract: A method of constructing a heater includes providing a substrate, forming at least one trench into the substrate, depositing a functional material onto the substrate and into the at least one trench to form a functional element, and providing an electrical termination in contact with the functional element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Mohammad Nosrati, Kurt English, Patrick Margavio, Kevin Smith
  • Patent number: 10681779
    Abstract: A conductive honeycomb structure includes: a pillar honeycomb structure portion including an outer peripheral side wall and partition walls, each of the partition walls extending through the pillar honeycomb structure from a first end face to a second end face to define a plurality of cells forming a through channel of a first fluid; a pair of electrode portions disposed in contact with an outer surface of the outer peripheral side wall across a central axis of the honeycomb structure portion; and a pair of terminal connecting portions formed on the outer peripheral side wall, each of the terminal connecting portions being at least partially covered with each of the electrode portions. Each of the electrode portions includes band-shape first, second and third electrode layers each having a predetermined electrical resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Noro
  • Patent number: 10653011
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing the circuit board comprises following steps of providing an insulating substrate, and defining at least one through-hole on the insulating substrate to extending through two opposite surfaces of the insulating substrate; forming a silver layer on each of the two opposite surfaces, and forming a silver conductive structure in each through-hole connecting the silver layers; forming a copper wiring layer on the silver layers to cover each silver conductive structure and a portion region of the silver layers; and etching the silver layers to form a silver wiring layer corresponding to the copper wiring layer, wherein a first etching liquid, which does not etch the copper wiring layer, is used for etching the silver layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignees: HongQiSheng Precision Electronics (QinHuangDao) Co., Ltd., Avary Holding (Shenzhen) Co., Limited.
    Inventors: Xian-Qin Hu, Mei Yang, Jun Dai
  • Patent number: 10522383
    Abstract: A bonding material including a phenoxy resin thermoplastic component, and a carbon black filler component. The carbon black filler component is present in an amount greater than 1 wt. %. The carbon black filler converts the phenoxy resin thermoplastic component from a material that transmits infra-red (IR) wavelengths to a material that absorbs a substantial portion of infra-red (IR) wavelengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bing Dang, Jeffrey D. Gelorme, John U. Knickerbocker
  • Patent number: 10480393
    Abstract: The present invention is aimed at providing an improved heater for electronic thermostats which can increase clamping force between a wax case and the heater while allowing reduction in the number of components and cost reduction, thereby improving productivity and reducing manufacturing costs in manufacture of an electronic thermostat, while improving durability and operational reliability of an electronic thermostat. The present invention provides a heater for electronic thermostats including: a hollow tube open at one end thereof and closed at the other end thereof; a heating member disposed inside the tube and generating heat by electrical resistance; and lead wires supplying electric power to the heating member, wherein the tube is directly inserted into a fastening hole of a wax case through interference fitting such that the heater is mounted on the wax case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: WOO JIN IND. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seok-Ha Ryu, Young Jin Cho, Seok-Ju Lee
  • Patent number: 10476212
    Abstract: A shield cap is mounted to an electrical connector for reducing crosstalk between adjoining electrical connectors. The shield cap includes a body portion and opposite shield plates. The body portion is configured to engage the electrical connector and is formed from a non-conductive material. The opposite shield plates are connected to opposite sides of the body portion and configured to at least partially cover one or more insulation displacement contacts exposed from the electrical connector. The electrical connector includes a wire termination conductor configured to be connected to a wire conductor of a cable. The wire termination conductor is at least partially coated with a shielding layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Steven Richard Bopp, Paul John Pepe
  • Patent number: 10428227
    Abstract: Provided is an antistatic composition for a vehicle, including a nickel powder and a polyolefin resin. The antistatic composition contains 2.5 to 15 vol. % of the nickel powder as a pigment volume concentration (vol. %).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignees: Nihon Tokushu Toryo Co., Ltd., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Suzuki, Masanori Hiraki, Tetsuya Otogawa, Ayumi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10278532
    Abstract: A household appliance includes: a treatment chamber for receiving goods to be treated, the treatment chamber having a bottom for collecting condensed water from a treatment process, the bottom of the treatment chamber having, on its side facing away from the treatment chamber, at least one flat heating element which heats the bottom of the treatment chamber in at least some regions by at least one electrical heating element, and evaporates the condensed water collected there into the treatment chamber. The electrical heating element includes a heating layer. The at least one flat heating element includes an electrical measuring element including a measuring layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: MIELE & CIE. KG
    Inventor: Thomas Metz
  • Patent number: 10265734
    Abstract: A window cleaning robot (100), a window cleaning robot system and a method for controlling the window cleaning robot are disclosed. The window cleaning robot (100) comprises a window cleaning robot body (10), a detecting module disposed on the window cleaning robot body (10) and configured to detect an environment outside the window cleaning robot body (10), and a controlling device connected to the detecting module and configured to control an action of the window cleaning robot body (10) based on a data detected by the detecting module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: JIANGSU MIDEA CLEANING APPLIANCES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuan Chen, Xiaogang Zhu, Xiaolong Yuan
  • Patent number: 10259751
    Abstract: A tungsten carbide-cubic boron nitride composite material and preparation method thereof mainly includes WC and cBN, wherein the WC powder is coated with Co nano-layer and the cBN powder is coated with SiO2 nano-layer, and hardness and toughness of the composition material can be improved by coating. The method for preparing a tungsten carbide-cubic boron nitride composite material adopts chemical vapor deposition method and high temperature sintering method. First nano-layers were coated on the surface of WC and cBN, and then the bulk materials can be obtained via high-temperature sintering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Hohai University
    Inventors: Jianfeng Zhang, Yuping Wu, Sheng Hong, Gaiye Li, Wenmin Guo
  • Patent number: 10199245
    Abstract: The electrostatic chuck includes a discoidal alumina ceramic substrate and a heater electrode and an electrostatic electrode embedded in the alumina ceramic substrate. The top surface of the alumina ceramic substrate is a wafer-mounting face. The heater electrode has a pattern, for example, of a single continuous line so as to realize electric wiring over the entire surface of the alumina ceramic substrate. Upon the application of a voltage, the heater electrode generates heat and heats the wafer W. The heater electrode is made of a complex oxide of titanium, aluminum, and magnesium (Ti—Al—Mg—O) dispersed in molybdenum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Nobori, Takuji Kimura, Reo Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10151187
    Abstract: A hydrocarbon resource recovery system may include an RF source, and an RF antenna assembly coupled to the RF source and extending laterally within a wellbore in a subterranean formation for hydrocarbon resource recovery. The RF antenna assembly may include first and second tubular conductors, and a dielectric isolator coupled between the first and second tubular conductors to define a dipole antenna. The hydrocarbon resource recovery system may include solvent injectors within respective laterally extending wellbores extending transverse and above the RF antenna assembly and configured to selectively inject solvent into the subterranean formation adjacent the RF antenna assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: EAGLE TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Brian N. Wright, Warren MacPhail, Alan Watt
  • Patent number: 10010238
    Abstract: A fluid circulation component for a washing appliance may generally include a substrate defining a passageway therethrough for transporting fluid through the substrate. The fluid circulation component may also include a layered heating assembly formed directly onto an inner surface of the substrate. The layered heating assembly may include a heat insulating layer disposed directly on the inner surface, a heat conducting layer disposed radially inwardly from the heat insulating layer so as to form an outer wall of the passageway, first and second electrically insulating layers disposed between the heat insulating and conducting layers and a resistive heating layer positioned between the first and second electrically insulating layers. Additionally, when current is directed through the resistive heating layer, heat may be generated that is transmitted through the layered heating assembly to the heat conducting layer so as to increase a temperature of the fluid being transported through the passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Owen Miller, John Edward Dries
  • Patent number: 9972942
    Abstract: An insulated, electrically groundable, support surface includes at least one heat shield configured to be disposed between a ground cover and an electrically-conductive cover(s) of the support surface to insulate the ground cover from heat generated by electric current flowing through the electrically-conductive cover(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Newpark Mats & Integrated Services LLC
    Inventors: Randy Paul Bordelon, Mathew Stephen James Lanigan, Kenneth Edward Durio, James Kerwin McDowell
  • Patent number: 9942947
    Abstract: Disclosed is a heater comprising a PTC heating resistor based on barium titanate. The PTC heating resistor is printed onto a substrate. Also disclosed is a method for manufacturing such a heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: BorgWarner Ludwigsburg GmbH
    Inventors: Anthony Maher, Katherine O'Sullivan, Steven Sweeney, William O'Connor
  • Patent number: 9847175
    Abstract: A method of forming a stacked electronic component, and an electronic component formed by the method wherein the method includes: providing a multiplicity of electronic components wherein each electronic component comprises a first external termination and a second external termination; providing a first lead frame plate and a second lead frame plate wherein the first lead frame plate and the second lead frame plate comprises barbs and leads; providing a molded case comprising a cavity and a bottom; and forming a sandwich of electronic components in an array between the first lead frame plate and the second lead frame plate with the barbs protruding towards the electronic components and the leads extending through the bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: KEMET Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Maurice Perea, R Allen Hill, Reggie Phillips
  • Patent number: 9769879
    Abstract: A radiation heater apparatus has a plurality of heat radiation parts and a plurality of heating parts. A low thermal conductive part is formed between adjacent two of the heat radiation parts. The low thermal conductive part is provided with resin material which mainly forms a substrate part. The low thermal conductive part thermally isolates the heat radiation part by surrounding a periphery of the heat radiation part. As a body contacts with the surface of the apparatus, the thermal energy of specific heat radiation part directly under the body dissipates heat to the body. Furthermore, heat transfer from the periphery of the specific heat radiation part to the specific heat radiation part is reduced by the low thermal conductive part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Ota, Manabu Maeda, Yasuhiro Sagou, Kouji Kondoh, Gentaro Masuda, Hidetada Kajino, Yoshihiko Shiraishi
  • Patent number: 9748465
    Abstract: A thermoelectric module (13), for converting thermal energy into electric energy, includes a plurality of leg pairs (26), which have each a p-doped semiconductor leg (27) and an n-doped semiconductor leg (28), which are contacted with one another electrically via metal bridges (29). At least one electrically insulating ceramic plate (30), which is arranged on a hot side (18) of the thermoelectric module (13) or on a cold side (19) of the thermoelectric module (13) and is flatly in contact with metal bridges (29) associated with this side (18, 19) and is fastened thereto. The pressure stability of the thermoelectric module (13) can be improved if the respective ceramic plate (30) is segmented, so that a plurality of ceramic plate segments (31) are arranged next to each other, which are each flatly in contact with a plurality of metal bridges (29) and are fastened thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: EBERSPAECHER EXHAUST TECHNOLOGY GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Jörg Oesterle, Arnulf Spieth, Andreas Resch, Herve Tchamgoue, Sebastian Leicht
  • Patent number: 9651257
    Abstract: Disclosed is a heater including: an insulating base; a heating element buried in the insulating base and formed of a first linear section, a second linear section provided in parallel with the first linear section, and a folded section configured to connect the first linear section and the second linear section; a first lead buried in the insulating base and connected to the first linear section; and a second lead buried in the insulating base and connected to the second linear section. The first linear section is inclined relative to the first lead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kotaro Taimura
  • Patent number: 9585196
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure including: a tubular honeycomb structure part having porous partition walls with which a plurality of cells are formed, and an outer peripheral wall; and a pair of electrode parts arranged on a side surface of the honeycomb structure part, an electrical resistivity of the honeycomb structure part is from 1 to 200 ?cm, each of the pair of electrode parts is formed into a band-like shape extending in a direction in which the cells extend, in a cross section perpendicular to the extending direction of the cells, the one electrode part is disposed opposite to the other electrode part via the center of the honeycomb structure part, and a total of heat capacities of the pair of electrode parts is from 2 to 150% of a heat capacity of the whole outer peripheral wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Kasai, Atsushi Kaneda, Yusuke Hosoi, Yoshimasa Omiya, Tadato Ito
  • Patent number: 9566859
    Abstract: A battery temperature control device has a battery pack case that houses a temperature control unit and a battery stack as a group of battery modules. The temperature control unit has an evaporator exchanges heat using the air conditioning unit from the upstream side of the direction of airflow, a blower fan that recirculates the interior air inside the pack case, a PTC heater as a fin member, and a unit duct that supplies air to the battery stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kentaro Hatta, Kentaro Oshima, Qiye Yang
  • Patent number: 9532402
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure including: a tubular honeycomb structure part having porous partition walls and an outer peripheral wall; and a pair of electrode parts arranged on a side surface of the honeycomb structure part, an electrical resistivity of the honeycomb structure part is from 1 to 200 ?cm, each of the pair of electrode parts is formed into a band-like shape, the one electrode part is disposed opposite to the other electrode part via the center of the honeycomb structure part, and a distance from one end portion in the extending direction of the cells to an end portion of the electrode part which faces the one end portion of the honeycomb structure part in the extending direction of the cells is from 1 to 10% of a length of the honeycomb structure part in the extending direction of the cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Kasai, Yoshimasa Omiya, Tadato Ito
  • Patent number: 9468921
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure including a tubular honeycomb structure portion having: porous partition walls with which a plurality of cells extending from one end surface to the other end surface are formed to partition through channels of a fluid; and an outer peripheral wall positioned on an outermost periphery, an electrical resistivity of the partition walls is from 1 to 200 ?cm, at least a part of the outer peripheral wall is formed by a low Young's modulus portion configured to have a Young's modulus lower than that of the partition walls, and a ratio of the Young's modulus of the low Young's modulus portion to the Young's modulus of the partition walls is from 2 to 95%. Provided is a honeycomb structure which is a catalyst carrier and also functions as a heater when a voltage is applied thereto and which has an excellent heat shock resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshimasa Kondo, Tsuyoshi Watanabe, Yusuke Hosoi, Atsushi Kaneda, Kazumi Nagareda
  • Patent number: 9452579
    Abstract: A charging and discharging control device includes a pantograph point voltage detection unit configured to detect a pantograph point voltage of a vehicle, a charging and discharging control unit configured to charge a power storage device provided in a vehicle when the pantograph point voltage is greater than or equal to a charging voltage threshold value and discharge the power storage device when the pantograph point voltage is less than a discharging voltage threshold value, a load determination unit configured to determine whether an absolute value of load power for the vehicle is less than a load power threshold value, and a charging and discharging control change unit configured to reduce any one or more of the charging voltage threshold value, the discharging voltage threshold value, and charging/discharging impedance when the absolute value of the load power is less than the load power threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES MACHINERY TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Shintani, Yoshikatsu Hineno
  • Patent number: 9431822
    Abstract: An over-current protection device includes two metal foils and a PTC material layer laminated therebetween. The PTC material layer has a volumetric resistivity between about 0.07 ?-cm and 0.45 ?-cm. The PTC material layer comprises a crystalline polymer and first and second conductive fillers dispersed therein. The first conductive filler is carbon black powder. The second conductive filler is selected from the group consisting of metal powder and conductive ceramic powder and has a volumetric resistivity less than 0.1 ?-cm. The weight ratio of the second conductive filler to the first conductive filler is less than 4. The resistance jump R300/Ri of the over-current protection device is in the range from 1.5 to 5, where Ri is an initial resistance and R300 is a resistance after tripping 300 times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: POLYTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CORP.
    Inventors: Kuo Hsun Chen, Yu Hsuan Tseng, Yi An Sha
  • Patent number: 9393176
    Abstract: Examples of infrared heating panels are described as having a non-linear power density profile along a length of the heating panel. The power density profile can include a first power density zone and a second power density zone, each zone corresponding to an area of the heating panel having a separate power density in response to a current flow. An infrared heating panel can include multiple heating elements arranged adjacently in a row and electrically connected together by at least two power buses extending perpendicularly across the heating elements. In one example, the first power density zone is located between a first power bus and an end of the heating elements. The second power density zone can be located between the first power bus and an opposite end of the heating elements. Infrared sauna systems and methods of generating heat for a sauna are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: TyloHelo, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Benda, Ragis H. C. Kao, Chad M. Benda
  • Patent number: 9385496
    Abstract: A glow plug having a main body bracket, a heater, a center shaft, an insulator, an O-ring that is provided between the front end surface of the insulator and the main body bracket, and a pin terminal that is fitted to the rear end portion of the center shaft and used for supplying electricity from the outside. The pin terminal includes a small-diameter portion, a flange, and a large-diameter portion where an engagement portion and a fitting recess are formed. The large-diameter portion includes a crimp formation region, which is formed so as to have the even outer diameter and be capable of being crimped, in a range from the front end thereof to the front end of the engagement portion. A part of the crimping target portion forms a crimping portion that fixes the rear end portion of the center shaft by crimping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuki Okumura
  • Patent number: 9293283
    Abstract: Armored resistor with an end sealing element in which the electric pin (2) partially projecting from an end (1?) of the armor (1) and connected to said end by said sealing element (5) is provided with a part (22) with high roughness, i.e. knurling and/or toothing (22?, 22?, 22??) and/or a circular groove (23, 23?), moreover said end (1?) of the armor is crimped in order to compress said sealing element (5) against said zone with high roughness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: I.R.C.A. S.P.A. INDUSTRIA RESISTENZE CORAZZATE E AFFINI
    Inventors: Roberto Colombo, Gianni Palu′, Maurizio Biasi
  • Patent number: 9261480
    Abstract: A terminal connection portion has a plate shape extending in an axial direction and has a constant width dimension. A terminal front end edge thereof has a convex shape at a front end side in the axial direction and has a circular-arc shape with a radius from 0.5 times to 0.8 times the width dimension, and is arranged in the center between a first pad side edge and a second pad side edge, on an electrode pad. A brazing material portion has a form spreading to a front end side in the axial direction away from the terminal connection portion. A brazing material front end edge which is a front end edge of the brazing material portion has a convex and circular-arc shape at the front end side in the axial direction, and is configured to be apart from a pad front end edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahito Suzuki, Tomohiro Kuwayama
  • Publication number: 20150136750
    Abstract: A windscreen wiper heating element for motor vehicle is disclosed. The heating element includes a circuit having a heating electrical conductor and a support of that circuit. The circuit includes a first loop, the ends of which are connected to electrical power supply terminals, and at least one second loop, the ends of which are connected to said terminals and the length and/or the section of the conductor of this loop is different from that or those of the conductor of the first loop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Gérald Caillot, Vincent Izabel, Jean-Michel Jarasson
  • Publication number: 20150136756
    Abstract: Presented is a heating element, and method for producing same, comprised of strip material having a length, width and depth where the strip material is twisted at least once axially relative to its length and bent at least once across its width resulting in a generally flat profile. The twists and bends provide for expansion and contraction of the heating element and thereby provide stress relief during heating and cooling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Micropyretics Heaters International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramgopal Vissa, Venkata Burada, Anu Vissa
  • Publication number: 20150114950
    Abstract: The disclosure refers to a heating device comprising a flat tube, a ceramic heating element arranged in the flat tube, a contact sheet contacting the heating element, a sheet of electrically insulating ceramic electrically insulating the contact sheet from the flat tube, a frame holding the heating element and the contact sheet. According to this disclosure, the frame is made of an elastomer and has two sealing sections that each seal an end of the flat tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: John Kelly, Martin Dowling
  • Publication number: 20150101316
    Abstract: Heater assemblies and other electrical components are provided having protective coatings that allow for use in high temperature and highly corrosive environments. Methods for applying protective coatings are also provided. In one embodiment, a component is provided and includes a protective coating that encapsulates at least a portion thereof. The component can be, for example, a heating assembly that includes a heating element and at least one lead operably coupled to the heating element, or a component that is disposed within a dosing tank in a selective catalyst reduction system having an engine that is configured to emit an exhaust stream. Methods for coating components are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: John David Seaton
  • Patent number: 8993940
    Abstract: A dielectric component with electrical connection is provided for a laminated heater mat (3) for an ice protection system for an aircraft (1). The dielectric component with electrical connection comprises at least one dielectric layer (50, 55) comprising thermoplastic material, and the dielectric layer (50) or a stack of the dielectric layers (50, 55) has first and second main surfaces and a hole (505) extending between the first and second main surfaces. A first sprayed metal coating (501) comprises a first portion (503) deposited on the first main surface (502) adjacent to the hole (505) and a second portion (5014) which projects into the hole. A second sprayed metal coating (5013, 5513) comprises a third portion deposited on the second main surface (506, 552) adjacent to the hole (505) and a fourth portion (5015) which projects into the hole (505). The second portion (5014) overlaps the fourth portion (5015) to form a continuous conductive path between the first main surface and the second main surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: GKN Aerospace Services Limited
    Inventors: Nicholas John Winter, Stuart Martin Lewis, Peter English
  • Publication number: 20150083709
    Abstract: A heating panel system for producing heat, comprises a heating panel comprising a layer of heating textile, the heating textile layer being made of a non-woven three-dimensional network of non-woven non-electrically conductive synthetic fibers and electrically conductive strands of synthetic fibers or fine metal wires consolidated therewith. A shapeable structural layer laminated to the heating textile layer. Electrodes are conductively secured to the heating textile layer at opposite ends, the wires being adapted to be connected to a power source to form a circuit with the panel of heating circuit to circulate electric power within the heating textile layer. A method for thermo-shaping the panel is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Francois Pepin, Alain Poirier, Oliver Guy Robert Vermeersch, Begriche Aldjia
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8981266
    Abstract: Electrical apparatus such as a heater (2) for an ice protection system for an aircraft (1) comprises a laminate such as a heater mat (3) and a connector (41-49). The laminate (3) comprises dielectric layers (50-58) and an electrical element such as a heater element (501), and each dielectric layer of the laminate comprises thermoplastic material. The connector (41-49) comprises a ribbon having first and second ends and a metal conductor (413, 423, 433). The ribbon comprises thermoplastic material and its first end (415, 425, 435, 445, 455, 465, 475, 485) is embedded in the laminate and is laminated to adjacent first and second ones of the dielectric layers (50-58) of the laminate. Because the thermoplastic material of the ribbon is the same as or is compatible with the thermoplastic material of the first and second dielectric layers, the formation of an undesirable discontinuity at the interfaces between the first end of the ribbon and the first and second dielectric layers is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: GKN Aerospace Services Limited
    Inventors: Stuart Martin Lewis, Peter English
  • Patent number: 8981265
    Abstract: An electrical system responsive to overheating and/or electric arcing of an electrically conductive member, e.g. a heating member of an aircraft windshield, includes a first switch in a first current path, and a second switch in a second current path. The first current path is from an electrical power supply through the first switch, through an arc sensor to the heating member to the power supply. The second current path is from a temperature sensor monitoring the temperature of the heating member through the second switch to a temperature controller. When the temperature of the heating member is at or above a predetermined value, the temperature controller causes the first switch to open. When there is arcing, the second switch is moved to the open position. The temperature controller senses that the second switch is open and causes the first switch to open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: PPG industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Jiao, Hars Gyorgy, Ali N. Rashid, Joseph Medzius
  • Publication number: 20150069047
    Abstract: An electrically heated aerosol-generating system for receiving an aerosol-forming substrate includes a heating element including a first electrically conductive element electrically insulated from a second electrically conductive element by an electrically insulating portion. The first and second elements are elongate and are electrically connected to each other by an electrically resistive portion. At least one electrically conductive element and the electrically resistive portion are arranged such that they are at least partially in contact with the aerosol-forming substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Olivier Greim, Julien Plojoux, Dani Ruscio
  • Publication number: 20150053667
    Abstract: A three-dimensional ceramic heater, such as a cylindrical ceramic heater, is proposed in which the conductive ceramic heating element is multi-furcated into lanes at least in the folded-back sections so that the electric current tends to flow in a more uniform and hence laminar manner with the effect that the localized over heating is suppressed greatly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuma Kushihashi, Noboru Kimura, Kazuyoshi Tamura
  • Publication number: 20150055942
    Abstract: Base structures for use with a scent warmer may include a support structure configured to receive thereon an at least substantially hollow member defining a cavity. An electrical connector may extend from the support structure. A power cord connector extending from the support structure may be electrically connected to the electrical connector using a rigid electrical connection and configured to physically secure and electrically communicate with a power cord. Methods of making a base structure for use with a scent warmer may involve configuring a support structure to receive thereon an at least substantially hollow member defining a cavity. An electrical connector that extends from the support structure may be formed. A power cord connector configured to physically secure and electrically communicate with a power cord may be electrically connected with the electrical connector using a rigid electrical connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Brandon Juarez
  • Publication number: 20150048077
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a heater including a heating element of which a main component is V, Nb, Ta, Mo, or W, leads bonded to respective ends of the heating element, and an insulating base in which the heating element and the lead are embedded, in which the heating element and the insulating base are formed of a sintered body which is integrally sintered, the heating element includes a compound including at least one of V, Nb, Ta, Cr, Mo, W, Mn, or Fe, which is an element different from the element used as the main component of the heating element, and the element is substantially not included around the heating element in the insulating base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akio Kobayashi