Comprising Coating Printed Or Deposited On Core Sheath Or Support Means Patents (Class 219/543)
  • Patent number: 10425995
    Abstract: A positive temperature coefficient heater includes PTC elements embedded in adjacent heat rods, the PTC elements of the adjacent heat rods include center lines mismatched with each other and configured to minimize regions in which the PTC elements are overlapped with each other in the heat rods in which a plurality of PTC elements spaced apart from each other so as to form columns and rows and arranged in a single layer are embedded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: HANON SYSTEMS
    Inventors: Hak Kyu Kim, Sung Ho Kang, Sang Ki Lee, Jung Jae Lee, Jae Min Lee, Young Ho Choi, Sung Young Lee
  • Patent number: 10420210
    Abstract: A transparency including a conductive mesh is disclosed. The conductive mesh is formed by a plurality of inkjet printed electrically conductive lines on a polymer film or a glass, polyacrylate, polycarbonate, or polyurethane substrate, wherein at least one inkjet printed electrically conductive line intersects at least one other inkjet printed electrically conductive line. A flying vehicle including a transparency including a conductive mesh is also disclosed. Additionally, a method of preparing a transparency by laminating a polymer film and a substrate together, wherein a conductive mesh is formed on the polymer film by a plurality of inkjet printed electrically conductive lines, is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: PPG INDUSTRIES OHIO, INC.
    Inventors: Krishna K. Uprety, Khushroo H. Lakdawala, Alexander Bimanand
  • Patent number: 10336116
    Abstract: A fuser includes a fuser roll and a pressure roll that forms a nip between the rolls through which a sheet is conveyed to permanently fuse an image onto the sheet. The fuser roll includes a heater element having a single resistive trace, a common trace tapped to a first side of the resistive trace continuous across the resistive trace, and first and second conductive traces tapped to ends of the resistive trace at a second side of the resistive trace opposite the first side. The first and second conductive traces are physically separated and conductively segmented by a conductive gap between the conductive traces. The resistive trace includes a separation gap extending through the resistive trace continuously from the second side of the resistive trace at the conductive gap towards the first side of the resistive trace to prevent current flow between the segmented conductive traces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Tab A. Tress, Brian J. Gills, Allen J. Thompson, Michael A. Fayette
  • Patent number: 10332660
    Abstract: A resistor element includes a substrate having first and second surfaces facing each other, and a plurality of side surfaces connecting the first surface and the second surface with each other. A resistance layer is on at least one of the first and second surfaces. A first terminal and a second terminal are connected to the resistance layer, and each include a first electrode layer on the first surface, a second electrode layer on the second surface, and a plurality of side electrode layers on at least a portion of the plurality of side surfaces. At least a portion of the side surfaces of the substrate is exposed between side electrode layers of the first terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong Pil Lee, Seung Woo Song, Ji Hyun Park, Jong Bong Lim
  • Patent number: 10314113
    Abstract: A layered heater includes a resistive layer defining a resistive circuit pattern having at least one bend portion. A conductive overlay is provided on at least one of a top surface and a bottom surface of the bend portion to alleviate the current crowding effect, thereby protecting the electric circuit from premature failure. Methods of manufacturing the layered heater are also disclosed. The overlay may be formed on the bend portion after the resistive layer is formed. The overlay may also be formed on a substrate or a dielectric layer that supports the resistive layer before the resistive layer is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Elias Russegger, Gerhard Schefbanker, Martin Wallinger, Kevin Ptasienski
  • Patent number: 10302098
    Abstract: A heating pump includes a pump housing with an inlet, an outlet, a heater, an impeller, and a motor for driving the impeller. The impeller is received in the pump housing. The heater includes connecting heads and a main body for generating heat. The main body is bent into an arc. The pump housing includes a cylindrical sidewall extending in an axial direction of the motor and a top plate sealed to an axial opening of the sidewall. The top plate is made of metal. The heater extends through and is fixed to the top plate. The connecting heads extend to an exterior of the pump housing. The main body is located in an interior of the pump housing and in contact with the top plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: JOHNSON ELECTRIC INTERNATIONAL AG
    Inventors: Min Li, Jin Jin Wu, Kok Ang Chong
  • Patent number: 10288311
    Abstract: Provided is a cooking appliance having an improved structure in which superheated steam is capable of being used during a cooking operation. The cooking appliance supplies superheated steam while food is cooked, and includes: a main body, a front of which is opened and in which a cooking compartment is disposed; a heating chamber disposed in the main body to be in communication with the cooking compartment; a steam generator disposed to generate steam sprayed into the heating chamber; and a convection heater disposed in the heating chamber to heat the heating chamber and the cooking compartment. The convection heater heats steam discharged from the steam generator, and the steam discharged from the steam generator, in a superheated steam state, is sprayed into the heating chamber and supplied into the cooking compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung Min Cho, Jae Sung Kwon, Se Bin Im, Seong Deog Jang, Jin-Hee Cho
  • Patent number: 10280571
    Abstract: A road finisher includes a screed plate extending at right angles to the working direction of the road finisher, a tamper bar disposed rearwardly and/or forwardly of the screed plate in the working direction, wherein at least one electrically operated heating element is configured to heat up a heating surface facing a road subsurface, the heating element comprising a heating layer at least partially obtained through thermal spraying onto a substrate surface, and a piston rod with connecting means to a tamper bar drive. The tamper bar is connected to the piston rod with an upper surface of the tamper bar contacting a lower surface of the piston rod, wherein the piston rod is single-pieced with regard to its connecting means and its lower surface, and the heating layer is located between the piston rod and the tamper bar, especially applied to the lower surface of the piston rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: BOMAG GMBH
    Inventor: Gianluca Caputo
  • Patent number: 10228159
    Abstract: A heater, for an incubator for infants, has a housing structure with an upper housing surface and a lower housing surface, at least one air inlet for an inflowing air stream, at least one air outlet for an outflowing air stream, at least one fan impeller, at least one heating element and at least one heat transfer element. The upper housing surface and the lower housing surface delimit a flow space. The heat transfer element is a plate with a flat surface that is arranged horizontally during operation of the heater. An incubator for infants having such a heater is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: DRÄGERWERK AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Jochim Koch, Robert Lischinski, Uwe Schmid
  • Patent number: 10204854
    Abstract: The packaging substrate according to the present invention is a packaging substrate including: a core substrate; an insulating layer formed on one surface or each of both surfaces of the core substrate; and one or more wiring layers formed on the insulating layer and/or embedded in the insulating layer. The packaging substrate has a thin layer portion where the insulating layer is partially thinned at an outer peripheral portion of the insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuki Nitta
  • Patent number: 10149350
    Abstract: A heater, in particular a high-temperature heater, for example for domestic heating appliances, in which a layer that produces heat when a current flows through is provided on a carrier material as a heating element, wherein a first electrically conductive layer which is formed from a free-flowing, non-electrically conductive base material and carbon nano tubes dispersed therein is applied to the carrier material, wherein a protective layer is applied to this first layer and at least partly penetrates into the first layer as it is applied, or wherein a functional layer with carbon nano tubes dispersed therein is applied to the carrier material, and wherein the at least one layer or the functional layer makes contact with strip-like contact elements, and the layers applied to the carrier material or the functional layer are heated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignees: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V., BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Harun Erismis, Michael Geiss, Dominik Nemec, Frank Jördens, Gerhard Schmidmayer, Philipp Schaller, Jürgen Salomon
  • Patent number: 10144522
    Abstract: Method, system, and aircraft for providing anti-ice protection including a supply of ferrofluid that is flowed out of orifices along a first region of an aerodynamic surface, is provided. The flowed ferrofluid is urged toward an aperture on a second region. The aperture is arranged relative to a magnetic field generator. A magnetic field generated by the magnetic field generator attracts the ferrofluid into the aperture while water droplets carried by the ferrofluid continue past the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Steve G. Mackin
  • Patent number: 10132691
    Abstract: A sensor sheet has a planer shape to be disposed on a surface of a vehicle seat. The sensor sheet includes: a pliable planar main body capable of being disposed along the surface of the vehicle seat; a plurality of detecting portions provided in the main body; and a wiring line that is configured to supply power to each of the detecting portions, wherein each of the plurality of detecting portions is configured to transmit information detected from the surface of the vehicle seat to a controller through a wired or wireless communication, wherein the main body has an air permeability to enable circulation of air in a thickness direction, and wherein the plurality of detecting portions are arranged at a suitable interval in a surface direction of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kohei Kato, Masami Kataoka, Fumitoshi Akaike
  • Patent number: 10029415
    Abstract: A nozzle for printing three-dimensional parts with an additive manufacturing system, the nozzle comprising a nozzle body having an inlet end and a tip end offset longitudinally from the inlet end, a tip pipe for extruding a flowable material, an inner ring extending circumferentially around the tip pipe at the outlet end, an outer ring extending circumferentially around the inner ring, at least one annular recessed groove located circumferentially between the inner ring and the outer ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Stratasys, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Swanson, Dominic F. Mannella, Kevin C. Johnson, Ronald G. Schloesser
  • Patent number: 10032292
    Abstract: A portable pervasive device includes a combined visual and thermal display. The user is able to detect texture of displayed objects visually and through touching the combined display. A software application pre-defines color codes and temperature settings for a plurality of textures on a graded scale including smooth, soft, and rough. The object is then shown on the display using the color codes and temperature settings for at lest one surface of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Robyn R. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 10022922
    Abstract: A patch may be used to rework a composite structure in the field. The patch is bonded to the structure by a layer of adhesive and includes perforations that allow the escape of air from the adhesive as the patch is compressed against the structure. A spacer may be introduced between the patch and the structure to control the thickness of the adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Steven Donald Blanchard, Aydin Akdeniz, John Spalding, David M. Anderson, Michael W. Evens
  • Patent number: 10002906
    Abstract: The array of diodes comprises a matrix plane of diodes arranged according to columns in a first direction and according to rows in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction. The said diodes comprise a cathode region of a first type of conductivity and an anode region of a second type of conductivity, the said cathode and anode regions being superposed and disposed on an insulating layer situated on top of a semiconductor substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS (ROUSSET) SAS
    Inventors: Francesco La Rosa, Stephan Niel, Arnaud Regnier
  • Patent number: 9937728
    Abstract: A thermal head includes a substrate; a plurality of heating elements disposed on the substrate; a plurality of electrodes disposed on the substrate and electrically connected to the plurality of heating elements; a connector disposed adjacent to the substrate and including a plurality of connector pins including connection portions, each of which is electrically connected to a corresponding one of the plurality of electrodes, and a housing containing the plurality of connector pins; and a covering member covering the connection portions on the substrate. The housing includes an opening facing away from the substrate. The covering member includes a first portion located on the substrate and a second portion located on the housing. The second portion includes a first protrusion protruding toward the opening in a plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Yousuke Iwamoto, Youichi Moto, Yuuna Ookubo, Arata Okayama
  • Patent number: 9820338
    Abstract: The invention relates to a glass product with electrically heated surface and a method of its manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Lascom, Ltd.
    Inventors: Valentin Sergeevich Chadin, Timur Alekperovich Aliev
  • Patent number: 9788626
    Abstract: A suite of cordless hairstyling devices with interchangeable, rechargeable batteries is provided. The suite includes a cordless blow dryer, a cordless curling iron, a cordless flat iron, a plurality of rechargeable, interchangeable battery packs and a recharging station. The suite of hairstyling devices each have a handle with an indentation which is configured to receive one of the rechargeable, interchangeable battery packs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Inventor: Christopher Lee Pedroarena
  • Patent number: 9775194
    Abstract: A heating plate for a substrate support assembly in a semiconductor plasma processing apparatus, comprises multiple independently controllable heater zones arranged in a scalable multiplexing layout, and electronics to independently control and power the heater zones. A substrate support assembly in which the heating plate is incorporated includes an electrostatic clamping electrode and a temperature controlled base plate. Methods for manufacturing the heating plate include bonding together ceramic or polymer sheets having heater zones, branch transmission lines, common transmission lines and vias. The heating plate is capable of being driven by AC current or direct current phase alternating power, which has an advantage of minimizing DC magnetic field effects above the substrate support assembly and reduce plasma non-uniformity caused by DC magnetic fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Pease, Neil Benjamin
  • Patent number: 9646861
    Abstract: A heating plate for use in a substrate support is configured to provide temperature profile control of a substrate supported on the substrate support in a vacuum chamber of a substrate processing apparatus. The heating plate includes an independently controllable heater zones operable to tune a temperature profile on an upper surface of the heating plate. The heater zones are each powered by two or more power lines wherein each power line is electrically connected to a different group of the heater zones and each respective heater zone is electrically connected to a different pair of power lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Harmeet Singh, Keith Gaff, Neil Benjamin, Keith Comendant
  • Patent number: 9648743
    Abstract: A multilayer glass ceramic substrate includes a number of insulating layers composed of glass ceramics. An embedded resistor is formed between the insulating layers. The resistor includes scattered microvoids and includes materials containing conductive powders and glass powders. First and second internal conductors are provided where a first end of the embedded resistor is connected to the first internal conductor and a second end of the embedded resistor is connected to the second internal conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: SNAPTRACK, INC.
    Inventors: Yousuke Futamata, Hisashi Kobuke
  • Patent number: 9562443
    Abstract: A component, for example an aerofoil vane or other gas path structure in a gas turbine machine such as a gas turbine engine, in which an insulated electrical conductor path is embedded structurally integrally, and in which electromagnetic shielding, for the embedded electrical conductor path is provided structurally integrally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: David V. Roberts, Alison Jane McMillan, Stephen John Booth
  • Patent number: 9526311
    Abstract: A battery powered hairdryer configured with improved efficiency. The hairdryer is powered by a rechargeable lithium ion battery. The heat from the battery is directly used to heat the forced air created by the hairdryer fan. This is accomplished by situating the battery in the path of the forced air, or by connecting the battery to a heat sink and disposing at least part of the heat sink in the path of the forced air. To further improve efficiency, the fan motor is situated in the path of the forced air. All circuitry within the hairdryer is either disposed in the path of the forced air, or thermally connected to the heat sink which is at least partially disposed in the path of the forced air. In this way, any heat created by the hairdryer's electrical components is used to preheat the forced air within the hairdryer. The preheated air is then further heated by the heating element within the hairdryer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: INCUBATOR GROUP LLC
    Inventors: Eileen Bonnie Schaefer, Charles Francis Ciaramita
  • Patent number: 9494899
    Abstract: A heater used for a fixing device includes a substrate, first and second conductor patterns formed at either end of the substrate in the short direction of the substrate, a third conductor pattern formed between the first and second conductor patterns and separated from the two conductor patterns, a first heating member disposed between the first and third conductor patterns and electrically connected to the two conductor patterns, and a second heating member disposed between the second and third conductor patterns and electrically connected to the conductor patterns. The heater has both end regions in which the widths of the third conductor pattern in the short direction is smaller than that of a middle portion of the third conductor pattern. The widths of the first and second heating members in the end regions are smaller than the widths of the first and second heating members in the other region, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hisashi Nakahara, Hideaki Yonekubo, Satoru Taniguchi, Hiroyuki Sakakibara, Koji Nihonyanagi, Yasuhiro Shimura, Nozomu Nakajima, Yuji Fujiwara, Yusaku Iwasawa
  • Patent number: 9370047
    Abstract: Apparatuses and techniques relating to a resistive heating device are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: KOREA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AND BUSINESS FOUNDATION
    Inventor: Kwangyeol Lee
  • Patent number: 9345069
    Abstract: A device for generating heat from an applied current, the device comprises a mixture of conductive particles and dielectric particles. The device includes at least one pair of electrodes disposed within the mixture to direct an applied current through the mixture to resistively heat the mixture. The device may further heat a liquid that flows through the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Wood Stone Ideas, LLC
    Inventors: Michael G. Colburn, Stephen J. Bogner, David R. McCloskey
  • Patent number: 9338828
    Abstract: A foam heat exchanger, for use in connection with hot melt adhesive or other thermoplastic material dispensing applicators, comprises a foam having an open cell reticulated foam structure. Due to the open cell reticulated structure of the foam, the surface area of the foam heat exchanger, with which the air comes into contact, is significantly increased. In addition, the open cell reticulated structure of the foam heat exchanger will also cause the air flow to experience resistance and turbulence so as to in turn enhance the heating efficiency of the heat exchanger, through means of enhanced thermal energy transfer from the heat exchanger to the processed air stream, whereby a significantly larger volume of air can be heated as compared to a conventional heat exchanger of similar size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventor: Grant McGuffey
  • Patent number: 9247587
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a heating element including a transparent substrate, a bus bar, a power supply connected to the bus bar, a heat emitting pattern line provided on the transparent substrate and electrically connected to the bus bar, and a non-heat emitting pattern line provided on the transparent substrate and not electrically connected to the bus bar, and a method for manufacturing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Ki-Hwan Kim, Young-Jun Hong, Hyeon Choi, Su-jin Kim
  • Patent number: 9201366
    Abstract: An image-forming device includes a belt based fuser for fixing an image to a media substrate. The fuser includes a heater having a base component with at least one heating element disposed thereon. The heater further includes a covering layer covering the at least one heating element providing a substantially even surface to abut a belt. Unevenness, which may be present on the substantially even surface, has a height, defined by a base and a peak, of less than about 10 ?m. A process for producing the heater is also disclosed. The process includes disposing one or more heating elements on a base component of the heater, covering the heating elements of the fuser heater with a covering layer and providing a substantially even outer surface to abut a fuser belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Daniel Creteau, James Douglas Gilmore, Michael David Maul, Miranda Elizabeth Oaks, Katherine Mary Mulloy, Niko Jay Murrell, Jerry Wayne Smith, Scott Shiaoshin Wu
  • Patent number: 9150196
    Abstract: The present specification relates to a heating element in which a heating value for each region is controlled or a heating element in which the heating value for each region is controlled and which is inconspicuous, and a method for manufacturing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Hyeon Choi, Ki-Hwan Kim, Sujin Kim
  • Patent number: 9098035
    Abstract: A heater used for a fixing device includes a substrate, first and second conductor patterns formed at either end of the substrate in the short direction of the substrate, a third conductor pattern formed between the first and second conductor patterns and separated from the two conductor patterns, a first heating member disposed between the first and third conductor patterns and electrically connected to the two conductor patterns, and a second heating member disposed between the second and third conductor patterns and electrically connected to the conductor patterns. The heater has both end regions in which the widths of the third conductor pattern in the short direction is smaller than that of a middle portion of the third conductor pattern. The widths of the first and second heating members in the end regions are smaller than the widths of the first and second heating members in the other region, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hisashi Nakahara, Hideaki Yonekubo, Satoru Taniguchi, Hiroyuki Sakakibara, Koji Nihonyanagi, Yasuhiro Shimura, Nozomu Nakajima, Yuji Fujiwara, Yusaku Iwasawa
  • Patent number: 9067205
    Abstract: A system and method for valving on a sample processing device. The system can include a valve chamber, a process chamber, and a valve septum located between the valve chamber and the process chamber. The system can further include a fluid pathway in fluid communication with an inlet of the valve chamber, wherein the fluid pathway is configured to inhibit a liquid from entering the valve chamber and collecting adjacent the valve septum when the valve septum is in a closed configuration. The method can include rotating the sample processing device to exert a first force on the liquid that is insufficient to move the liquid into the valve chamber; forming an opening in the valve septum; and rotating the sample processing device to exert a second force on the liquid to move the liquid into the valve chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Peter D. Ludowise, Jeffrey D. Smith
  • Patent number: 9029742
    Abstract: An electrically conductive resistive layer is produced by thermally spraying an electrically conductive material onto the surface of a non-conductive substrate. Initially, the material layer arising therefrom has no desired shape. The material layer is then removed in certain areas so that an electrically conductive resistive layer having said desired shape is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Elias Russegger
  • Patent number: 8981259
    Abstract: A heating apparatus for heating electronic components on a printed circuit board in low temperature environment includes a printed circuit board, a heating unit, a switch unit, a temperature-sensing unit, an electric power unit, and a control unit. The heating unit, the switch unit, the temperature-sensing unit, and the control unit are fixed connected to the printed circuit board and are electrically connected with the metal lines on the printed circuit board. The heat source is sent to the heat-conducting layer on the printed circuit board through the heat-conducting terminal after the switch unit is conducted by the control unit and the power is sent from the electric power unit to the heating unit. Then, the electronic components are heated with the heat source through the heat-conducting layer, so that the electronic components are in the working temperatures for starting up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Mildef Crete Inc.
    Inventor: Chih-Sheng Chou
  • Patent number: 8952302
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a ceramic-coated heater in which the outer surface of a heater rod is coated with ceramic to improve the physical properties thereof including durability, corrosion resistance, and the like, thereby enabling the heater to be used in water or air. The outer surface of the heater rod is coated with a ceramic composition to which an acrylic corrosion resistant wax is added, thereby strengthening the bonding force of the coating layer film, and thus improving the physical properties thereof including durability, corrosion resistance, and the like to enable the heater to be used in water. Therefore, the ceramic-coated heater of the present invention enables high thermal conductivity using less current and reduces energy consumption so that it can be utilized in a wide variety of industrial fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Thermolon Korea Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chung Kwon Park
  • Patent number: 8952300
    Abstract: According to a first aspect of the present invention, there is provided a self-regulating electrical heating cable comprising: a first power supply conductor extending along the length of the cable; a second power supply conductor extending along the length of the cable; a third power supply conductor extending along the length of the cable; the first and second power supply conductors being in electrical connection with each other via a first electrically conductive heating element body having a positive temperature coefficient of resistance, and the second and third power supply conductors being in electrical connection with each other via a second electrically conductive heating element body having a positive temperature coefficient of resistance, and wherein, in use, the first, second and third power supply conductors are not physically connected to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Heat Trace Limited
    Inventors: Neil Malone, Jason Daniel Harold O'Connor
  • Patent number: 8952301
    Abstract: The grounded modular heated cover is disclosed with a first pliable outer layer and a second pliable outer layer, an electrical heating element between the first and the second outer layers, a heat spreading layer, and a thermal insulation layer positioned above the active electrical heating element. Beneficially, such a device provides radiant heat, weather isolation, temperature insulation, and solar heat absorption efficiently and cost effectively. The modular heated cover quickly and efficiently removes ice, snow, and frost from surfaces, and penetrates soil and other material to thaw the material to a suitable depth. A plurality of modular heated covers can be connected on a single 120 Volt circuit protected by a 20 Amp breaker. The modular heated covers are grounded for safety using the conductive heat spreading layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: 417 and 7/8, LLC
    Inventors: David Naylor, Thomas Caterina
  • Patent number: 8946597
    Abstract: The subject of the invention is a method of obtaining a heated window, comprising depositing a continuous thin film of a transparent electronically conductive oxide, having a sheet resistance that is uniform over the entire area of the film, on a glass sheet; and subjecting the thin film to a plasma treatment in which a device that emits excited species of an oxygen plasma is placed facing a region of the thin film, and then a relative movement is created between the thin film and the device in order to treat differentially the various regions of the thin film, so that after the thin film has been treated it has regions with different sheet resistances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Glass France
    Inventors: Georges Zagdoun, Pierre Chaussade, Vincent Legois
  • Patent number: 8916801
    Abstract: A household appliance includes a warming drawer housing having an interior chamber, and a warming drawer module being movable between a first position in which the warming drawer module is in the interior chamber of the warming drawer housing and a second position in which a part of the warming drawer module is outside the warming drawer housing. The warming drawer module includes a heating element forming a floor surface of the warming drawer module and a support plate that supports the heating element in the warming drawer module. The support plate includes a plurality of supports supporting an underside of the heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: BSH Home Appliances Corporation
    Inventors: Samuel Harward, Rose Marie Parker, Sibyl Perkins
  • Patent number: 8901464
    Abstract: A layered heater is provided that includes at least one resistive layer having a resistive circuit pattern, the resistive circuit pattern defining a length, a width, and a thickness, wherein the thickness varies along the length of the resistive circuit pattern and/or the width of the resistive circuit pattern for a variable watt density. The present disclosure also provides layered heaters having a resistive circuit pattern with a variable thickness along with a variable width and/or spacing of the resistive circuit pattern in order to produce a variable watt density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Kevin Ptasienski, James McMillin, Thomas T. Nagl, Rolando O. Juliano
  • Patent number: 8890038
    Abstract: A heating apparatus assembly and method are provided for heating a surface. The heating apparatus contains a substrate with a multiplicity of heating elements disposed upon at least one surface of the substrate where each element is individually controllable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Thermoceramix Inc.
    Inventor: Richard C. Abbott
  • Patent number: 8826809
    Abstract: A cooking appliance includes: an input part for inputting manipulations for cooking; a cooking grill formed with a controller for outputting a control signal according to the input from the input part and a grill section for contacting food; and a panel heater in the shape of a panel formed in the cooking grill to be controlled by the controller for supplying heat to the grill section, wherein the heat of the panel heater is transmitted concentratedly to the grill section of the cooking grill and the grill section is heated concentratedly so as to cook the food, thereby minimizing the loss of heat and making grill marks appear more clearly on the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Young Jun Lee
  • Publication number: 20140238974
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for producing a resistance heating element and also to a resistance heating element (10), wherein the resistance heating element has a tubular shape, wherein the resistance heating element is made in one piece, wherein the resistance heating element is produced from silicon carbide, the process comprising the process steps: formation of a shaped body in one piece from fibers of a fiber material, wherein the fibers have an unstructured fiber orientation, impregnation of the shaped body with a matrix material, curing of the matrix material, pyrolysis of the materials of the shaped body, siliconization of the shaped body, wherein the shaped body is converted into the resistance heating element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Gotthard Nauditt, Roland Weiss, Jeremias Schonfeld
  • Patent number: 8809747
    Abstract: A method of operating a heating plate for a substrate support assembly used to support a semiconductor substrate in a semiconductor processing apparatus, wherein the heating plate comprises power supply lines and power return lines and respective heater zone connected between every pair of power supply line and power return line. The method reduces maximum currents carried by the power supply lines and power return lines by temporally spreading current pulses for powering the heater zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: John Pease, Neil Benjamin
  • Patent number: 8796578
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and structure are provided for implementing selective rework for chip stacks. A backside metal layer to create resistive heating is added to a chip backside in a chip stack. A rework tool applies a predefined current to the backside metal layer to reflow solder connections and enables separating selected chips in the chip stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gerald K. Bartley, Darryl J. Becker, Philip R. Germann, Andrew B. Maki
  • Patent number: 8796596
    Abstract: A memory cell includes at least one heater, and at least two leads and a heating element which is formed between at least two leads, a material of the heating element being different from a material of at least two leads such that a location of a hot spot in the heater is controllable based on a polarity of current in the heater and at least one storage medium formed adjacent to at least one heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Supratik Guha, Hendrik F. Hamann
  • Patent number: 8759717
    Abstract: An electrically heated window comprising at least two plies of a glazing material; at least one ply of an interlayer material; a grid of at least one electrically conductive pathway attached to a film; and an electrical connector for supplying current to the grid in order to heat the window; wherein the at least one ply of an interlayer material, the grid and the film are laminated between the at least two plies of a glazing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Pilkington Group Limited
    Inventor: Mark Andrew Chamberlain
  • Patent number: 8750692
    Abstract: Electric air heater, in particular for electrical domestic appliances, comprising at least one heating element (20) provided with an insulated supporting element (21) on which at least one resistance wire (22) is wound. An electrical connector (17) clamps, with at least one electrical pin (18), said at least one heating element (20), tapping at least one end of said resistance wire (22). The electrical connections of a thermostat (15) and/or a thermistor (14) are made by means of electrical tracks (16) formed directly on a surface (25) of housing (13) to which said thermostat (15) and/or thermistor (14) are attached. Said electrical connector (17) clamps said surface (25) with at least one further electrical pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: I.R.C.A. S.p.A. Industria Resistenze Corazzate e Affini
    Inventors: Angelo Irrera, Gianni Palu