Of Particular Construction And/or Material (e.g., Infrared Generator) Patents (Class 219/553)
  • Patent number: 10425993
    Abstract: A heating element includes a bottom layer, a web consisting of a carbon nanotube (CNT) yarn wherein the web is affixed to a first side of the bottom layer, and an encapsulating layer positioned on the web and the first side of the bottom layer. A method for making a heating element includes providing a bottom layer, inserting a plurality of pegs into the bottom layer such that a portion of each peg protrudes from the bottom layer, weaving a CNT yarn around the protruding portions of the plurality of pegs to form a CNT web, affixing the CNT web to the bottom layer, and encapsulating the CNT web and the bottom layer to form the heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Casey Slane, Jin Hu, Galdemir Cezar Botura, Nathaniel Ching
  • Patent number: 10388880
    Abstract: A method for forming an organic light emitting diode is provided. A substrate and an evaporating source are provided. A first electrode is formed on a surface of the substrate. The evaporating source is spaced from the first electrode. The carbon nanotube film structure is heated to gasify an organic light emitting material and form an organic light emitting layer on a surface of the first electrode. A second electrode is formed on a surface of the organic light emitting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yang Wei, Hao-Ming Wei, Kai-Li Jiang, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 10388896
    Abstract: A method for forming an organic thin film transistor is provided. An organic semiconductor layer, a source electrode, a drain electrode, a gate electrode, and an insulating layer are formed on an insulating substrate. A method for forming the organic semiconductor layer is provided. An evaporating source is provided, and the evaporating source and the insulating substrate are spaced from each other. The carbon nanotube film structure is heated to gasify the organic semiconductor material to form the organic semiconductor layer on a depositing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yang Wei, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 10287953
    Abstract: An exhaust purifying apparatus is provided, that can be manufactured at low manufacturing costs and is capable exhibiting high exhaust purifying performance. The exhaust purifying apparatus includes an exhaust passage, and an exhaust purifying member disposed in the exhaust passage. The exhaust purifying member is made of stainless steel. The surface of the stainless steel material is not covered with a catalyst coat containing a catalyst component, so that the surface of the stainless steel material is brought into contact with exhaust. The exhaust purifying member is made of precipitation hardening stainless steel and/or austenitic stainless steel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: KUBOTA Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Ozaki, Naoki Inoue, Tamotsu Ohashi, Kengo Hidaka, Hiroyuki Kawasoe, Masaru Hayashida, Shunji Okano, Michisuke Iga
  • Patent number: 10198132
    Abstract: An electroconductive film and a method for manufacturing the electroconductive film, having an insulating substrate and an electrode including a thin metal wire disposed on the surface of the insulating substrate, wherein the width of the thin metal wire varies, the difference between the maximum wire width and the minimum wire width of the thin metal wire is 20% to less than 75% of the average wire width of the thin metal wire, and the average wire width is 1-7 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Ichiki, Nozomu Tonoike
  • Patent number: 10133406
    Abstract: A touch sensor includes a sensing pattern including a first pattern and has unit patterns connected with each other through connection parts thereof, and a second pattern having separated unit patterns, and bridge electrodes connecting the separated unit patterns, wherein at least a portion of a boundary between the first pattern and the second pattern includes convex parts of a curved line and concave parts of a curved line between the convex parts, and the convex part of the first pattern and the concave part of the second pattern face each other, and the concave part of the first pattern and the convex part of the second pattern face each other. The touch sensor has excellent touch sensitivity while suppressing an occurrence of cracks in the sensing pattern due to a stress concentration during bending, and preventing the sensing pattern from being viewed by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: DONGWOO FINE-CHEM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Byung Jin Choi
  • Patent number: 10113710
    Abstract: A flat reflector element for planar arrangement on an LED circuit board has light-passage openings that correspond to the positions of the LEDs, wherein projecting contact protection elements are provided at the periphery of each of said light-passage openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: ZUMTOBEL LIGHTING GMBH
    Inventors: Helmut Feurle, Marcel Kilga, Michael Spiegel
  • Patent number: 10054024
    Abstract: A honeycomb body includes at least one housing and a honeycomb structure with a plurality of channels. The honeycomb structure is formed from at least one at least partially structured metallic layer which forms connecting points fixing the honeycomb structure. A cross section of the honeycomb structure has radial zones with differing densities of the connecting points. In at least one zone, at least 1% and at most 20% of inner contact points in the cross section also form a connecting point. An exhaust-gas purification unit and a motor vehicle are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: EMITEC Gesellschaft fuer Emissiontechnologie mbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Maus, Peter Hirth, Rolf Brück, Kait Althöfer
  • Patent number: 9976466
    Abstract: There is provided a honeycomb type heating device including: a pillar-shaped honeycomb substrate having a partition wall defining a plurality of cells extending from one end face to the other end face and a circumferential wall surrounding the partition wall; a plurality of heaters adjacently arranged on a circumferential face that is an outside surface of the circumferential wall in a circumferential direction of the circumferential face; and intermediate members interposed between the circumferential face of the honeycomb substrate and the plurality of heaters. The sum of areas of portions of the circumferential face covered with the intermediate members between the circumferential face of the honeycomb substrate and the plurality of heaters is 20 to 100% of the sum of areas of portions of the circumferential face covered with the plurality of heaters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoya Takase, Kazumi Mase, Yoshiyuki Kasai
  • Patent number: 9784160
    Abstract: A honeycomb body includes at least a housing and a honeycomb structure having a plurality of channels. The honeycomb structure is formed of at least one at least partially structured metallic layer that forms connecting points fixing the honeycomb structure. At most 20% of inner contact points in a cross section of the honeycomb structure form a connection point, and the connection points are disposed at a distance from each other in such a way that respective connection-free regions of the same size surround each of the connection points. An exhaust-gas purification unit and a motor vehicle are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: EMITEC Gesellschaft fuer Emissionstechnologie mbH
    Inventors: Rolf Brück, Wolfgang Maus, Peter Hirth, Kait Althöfer
  • Patent number: 9611169
    Abstract: A doped silica-titania glass article is provided that includes a glass article having a glass composition comprising (i) a silica-titania base glass, (ii) a fluorine dopant, and (iii) a second dopant. The fluorine dopant has a concentration of fluorine of up to 5 wt. % and the second dopant comprises one or more oxides selected from the group consisting of Al, Nb, Ta, B, Na, K, Mg, Ca and Li oxides at a total oxide concentration from 50 ppm to 6 wt. %. Further, the glass article has an expansivity slope of less than 0.5 ppb/K2 at 20° C. The second dopant can be optional. The composition of the glass article may also contain an OH concentration of less than 100 ppm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Sezhian Annamalai, Carlos Alberto Duran, Kenneth Edward Hrdina
  • Patent number: 9583187
    Abstract: Phase change material can be set with a multistage set process. Set control logic can heat a phase change semiconductor material (PM) to a first temperature for a first period of time. The first temperature is configured to promote nucleation of a crystalline state of the PM. The control logic can increase the temperature to a second temperature for a second period of time. The second temperature is configured to promote crystal growth within the PM. The nucleation and growth of the crystal set the PM to the crystalline state. The multistage ramping up of the temperature can improve the efficiency of the set process relative to traditional approaches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Sanjay Rangan, Kiran Pangal, Nevil N Gajera, Lu Liu, Gayathri Rao Subbu
  • Patent number: 9508607
    Abstract: Some implementations provide a package that includes a first die and a second die adjacent to the first die. The second die is capable of heating the first die. The package also includes a leakage sensor configured to measure a leakage current of the first die. The package also includes a thermal management unit coupled to the leakage sensor. The thermal management unit configured to control a temperature of the first die based on the leakage current of the first die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Lew G. Chua-Eoan, Rongtian Zhang
  • Patent number: 9455075
    Abstract: An over-current protection device includes first and second electrodes and a multilayered structure including first and second PTC polymer material layers that are stacked one above the other and that are bonded to each other. The first PTC polymer material layer includes a first polymer matrix and a particulate conductive filler. The second PTC polymer material layer includes a second polymer matrix and a particulate conductive filler. The second polymer matrix is made from a second polymer composition that contains. One of the first and second polymer compositions contains polyvinylidene fluoride and polyolefin and the other of the first and second polymer compositions contains polyolefin or polyvinylidene fluoride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Fuzetec Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jack Jih-Sang Chen, Chang-Hung Jiang
  • Patent number: 9322679
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of monitoring the position of a vehicle, vessel, rail car, barge, tanker truck that is loaded with bulk or hazardous material. A G.P.S unit is set to send a signal to a radio transmitter if the unit moves beyond a maximum permissible distance (for example, 50 feet or more). An oxygen sensor can be used to send a signal to a radio transmitter if oxygen levels fall below a selected minimum concentration. The radio transmitter can send the message to a tugboat crew, police department, fire department, company headquarters, civil defense office or other personnel if either of the unit has moved beyond the selected maximum travel distance or if oxygen levels fall below a minimum concentration. In addition to the radio transmission of oxygen concentration data and/or G.P.S position data, visible or audible alarms can be used such as strobe light, horn or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Inventor: Daniel J. Herbold
  • Patent number: 9265653
    Abstract: A thermal therapy device includes a substrate and at least one heating unit arranged on the substrate. The at least one heating unit includes a heating element, a first electrode, and a second electrode. The heating element includes a carbon nanotube film structure and a polymer matrix. The carbon nanotube film structure is substantially parallel to and offset from a central plane of the polymer matrix. The first electrode and the second electrode are electrically connected to the carbon nanotube film structure, and control the amount of heat and deformation produced by the carbon nanotube film structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lu-Zhuo Chen, Chang-Hong Liu, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 9057669
    Abstract: Methods of sampling substances such as subsurface contaminants, a transfer line for use in a system for such sampling, a sampling system and methods of manufacture and use of the system are described. The transfer line used in a probe system for subsurface chemical sampling connects a detection apparatus with a probe, the transfer line including a first flexible tube for carrying fluid to the probe; and a second flexible tube for carrying sample-loaded fluid from the probe; wherein second flexible or both first and second flexible tubes comprise a barrier tube surrounded by a metal coating. The metal coating is a continuous cladding deposited with structural integrity, and the metal coating is surrounded by an insulating layer, so that one or both of the flexible tubes can be heated by applying a voltage on the metal coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: MAVA AES NV
    Inventors: Mark van Straaten, Wouter Van De Putte, Samuel Van Herreweghe
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150122800
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the production of cross-linked graphene and graphene oxide networks, which are selected from aerogels and xerogels with improved performance and characteristics thereof. The invention is also concerned with graphene and graphene oxide networks, which are selected from aerogels and xerogels produced by such processes and uses thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicants: KING ABDULAZIZ UNIVERSITY, THE BIO NANO CENTRE LIMITED
    Inventors: Ainara Garcia Gallastegui, Milo Shaffer, Abdulrahman O. Alyoubi, Abdullah M Asiri
  • Patent number: 8987643
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved electrical heating device for forced convection heating as well as for radiant heating, the device having minimum number of element supporting components and with the heating element held and supported between two parallel walls of a modified ceramic honeycomb, in such a way that the supported element is perpendicular to the direction of the air flow while being open to air flowing through the channels the heating element being also protected from direct physical contact with the metallic body of the outer shell/enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Sundereswar Rao Vempati Venkata
  • Publication number: 20150076137
    Abstract: According to a method for manufacturing a sheet-like heating element and a sheet-like heating element manufactured by the method of the present invention, cubics are pulverized into nanoparticles, the nanoparticle powder is mixed with carbon to become an original yarn, and the original yarn is cut to a length of between 0.2 mm and 0.8 mm and mixed into a pulp liquid to be formed into nanoparticle pulp. The sheet-like heating element forms a space where the particles can be rotated so as to allow 90% or higher far infrared radiation, and thus contributes to the health of users, entails a low defective rate since no bending occurs during the manufacturing, can be manufactured in quantity at low cost, and can be used for multiple purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Sun Il Kim
  • Patent number: 8981267
    Abstract: A heating device having an improved heat resistance structure is provided. The heating device may include a heating element that generates heat, and an elastic conductive part that applies electricity to the heating element. A connector may be provided between the elastic conductive part and the heating element to preclude direct contact between the heating element and the elastic conductive part. The heating element may be fixed to one side of the connector, and the elastic conductive part may be fixed to the other side of the connector to allow current applied from the elastic conductive part to flow to the heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Seung Jo Baek, Young Jun Lee, Hyoung Jun Kim, Byeong Wook Park
  • 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: 20150053668
    Abstract: Resistive heating assemblies comprising a substrate, a conductive coating comprising graphenic carbon particles applied to at least a portion of the substrate, and a source of electrical current connected to the conductive coating are disclosed. Conductive coatings comprising graphenic carbon particles having a thickness of less than 100 microns and an electrical conductivity of greater than 10,000 S/m are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Eldon L. Decker, Noel R. Vanier, John M. Furar, Stephen B. Istivan, Cheng-Hung Hung
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150028020
    Abstract: A curing device comprises a first elliptic cylindrical reflector and a second elliptic cylindrical reflector, the first elliptic cylindrical reflector and the second elliptic cylindrical reflector arranged to have a co-located focus, and a light source located at a second focus of the first elliptic cylindrical reflector, wherein light emitted from the light source is reflected to the co-located focus from the first elliptic cylindrical reflector and retro-reflected to the co-located focus from the second elliptic cylindrical reflector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Phoseon Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Doug Childers
  • Publication number: 20150021315
    Abstract: The invention relates to a combined decoupling and heating system, in particular for installing ceramic tiling using the thin bed method, having at least one anchoring layer formed from a structure element for a filler compound that is to be introduced in the area of the upper side of the decoupling and heating system and that is ductile during processing and hardens thereafter. The anchoring layer is formed at least in part of mechanically highly stressable reinforcement fibers made of a material that itself is electrically conducting or that has become electrically conductive through coatings and/or additives, whereby the reinforcement fibers can be heated up by conducting electrical current thus forming the heating layer of an electrically operable area heating system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Peter Blanke
  • Patent number: 8937268
    Abstract: Provided is a conductive film suitable for use in a transparent heating element having superior visibility and heat generation properties. A conductor of a first conductive film has a mesh pattern which has a plurality of lattice cross points (intersections) formed by a plurality of first metal nanowires and a plurality of second metal nanowires. The conductor between intersections is formed in a wave-like shape having at least one curve. The array period of an arc of one first metal nanowire from among parallel adjacent first metal nanowires is one period. The array period of an arc of another first metal nanowire constitutes two periods. Similarly, the array period of an arc of one second metal nanowire is one period. The array period of an arc of another second metal nanowire constitutes two periods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Tadashi Kuriki
  • Publication number: 20150013608
    Abstract: An electrically conductive ceramic heating element for use in a reactor for depositing a film of material onto a semiconductor wafer, said reactor comprising a reactor chamber, a radiative heating device disposed within the reactor chamber including the heating element and operative for heating said wafer to a temperature of greater than 1100 degrees C., a wafer carrier disposed within the reactor chamber and adjacent to the radiative heating device, the wafer carrier having at least one wafer cavity for supporting a semiconductor wafer for having a film of material be deposited thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Peter Allen Zawadzki, Sunil Vaid, Gary D. Hering, Mikhail Kats
  • Patent number: 8926769
    Abstract: The present application relates to an alloy for use at high temperature. The invention is characterized in that the alloy consists principally of Ni, Cr and Fe and in that the alloy has a principal composition such that the levels of the elements Fe, Si, C, Nb and Mo lie within the following intervals, given in percentage by weight: Fe 5-13 Si 1-3 C <0.1 Nb <0.2 Mo <1.0 and in that Ni comprises the balance, while its level does not exceed 69% and in that the level of Cr is greater than Cr=15% and in that it is less than the lower of the two values Cr=5*Si?2.5*Fe+42.5 and Cr=25.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Sandvik Intellectual Property AB
    Inventor: Rikard Norling
  • Publication number: 20150001077
    Abstract: A heater which realizes both reduction of power consumption and improvement of durability against thermal shock. The heater includes a ceramic substrate formed of a ceramic material containing alumina as a main component; and a heat-generating resistor provided on the ceramic substrate and having a heat-generating portion and a lead portion, the heat-generating resistor containing, as a main component, one or more metals selected from the group consisting of platinum (Pt), palladium (Pd), and rhodium (Rh), or an alloy of any of these, and a ceramic material which is the same as the ceramic material of the ceramic substrate. In the heater, the ratio of the resistance of the heat-generating portion to the sum of the resistances of the heat-generating portion and the lead portion is 76 to 95%, and the heat-generating portion has a thickness of 1 to 6 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seiji Oya, Yuta Oishi
  • Publication number: 20140361005
    Abstract: A glow plug including a coil housed in a tube. The coil includes a heating coil made of an Ni—Cr alloy disposed on a front end side, and a control coil connected to a rear end side of the heating coil. The coil has a normal temperature resistance value of 300 m? to 500 m?. The accumulated amount of heat generated by the heating coil for two seconds from the start of energization is 400 W or less. The ratio of an inrush current value at the start of energization to a current value two seconds after the start of energization is 1.2 or higher. The control coil has a temperature resistance coefficient of five or higher and a resistance value of 25 m? or higher at a portion between a front end of the control coil and L/2, where L is the length of the control coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keisuke Kasahara
  • Publication number: 20140361003
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a four-braid resistive heater, which includes a conductive structure configured to transport electrical currents and to generate heat based on the electrical currents. The conductive structure has first, second, third, and fourth electrical conductors. The first and second electrical conductors are looped around each other along a length of the conductive structure. The third and fourth electrical conductors are looped around each other along the length of the conductive structure. Loops formed with the first and second conductors are interleaved with loops formed with the third and fourth conductors along the length of the conductive structure. The first and third electrical conductors can be electrically coupled together, and the second and fourth electrical conductors can be electrically coupled together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Makan Mohageg, Jeffrey L. Sabala, Alexander S. Sohn, Neil R. Nelson
  • Patent number: 8907256
    Abstract: There is disclosed a heater which does not excessively heat a lubricating fluid but can rapidly raise a temperature of the lubricating fluid, even when a size thereof is small. A heater includes a honeycomb structure section including partition walls which contain a ceramic as a main component and generate heat by electrical conduction, and a plurality of cells which are partitioned and formed by the partition walls and extend through the honeycomb structure section from one end to another end to become through channels of a lubricating fluid; and a pair of electrodes which become an anode and a cathode to come in contact with the honeycomb structure section, thereby conducting the electricity through the partition walls of the honeycomb structure section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeharu Hashimoto, Kenkichi Nagai, Masahiro Kida, Yoshiho Tomita
  • Publication number: 20140353230
    Abstract: A filter (10) and a filter element (18) for a fluid, particularly fuel, oil, water, air or urea solution, particularly of a combustion engine, particularly of an automobile, are described. The filter element (18) comprises a filter medium (20) through which fluid can flow. The filter element (18) further includes an electrically operated heating medium (30) that has at least one electrical resistor element with a temperature-dependent electrical resistor. The heating medium (30) is arranged in a path of flow (36) of the fluid in order to heat the fluid. The at least one resistor element includes an electrically conductive polymer composite that has a temperature-dependent electrical resistor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: MANN+HUMMEL GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Klein, Ralf Brunst, Claus Fischer, Marco Goedecke, Armando Labarta
  • Publication number: 20140339217
    Abstract: The invention relates to a heating element for a room in a building having a flat support which includes carbon nanotubes and a plurality of contacts, wherein the carbon nanotubes can be excited to infrared emission by connecting an electrical voltage to the contacts. The invention further relates to a method for producing such heating element, the support thereof being attached to a wall of the room. In order to simplify the heating element, according to the invention the support includes a flexible textile material in which the contacts are embedded and to which the carbon nanotubes are applied in an aqueous dispersion and the water is evaporated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Margarete Franziska Althaus
  • Publication number: 20140339218
    Abstract: An infrared emitter is formed having a reduced thermal mass and increased thermal conductivity to effectively deliver and dissipate heat from a heating element that emits electromagnetic radiation. The improved thermal dynamic process may enhance one or both of power consumption and/or longevity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Zhi-Xing Jiang, Raymond Davis
  • Patent number: 8890040
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Olivier Greim, Julien Plojoux, Dani Ruscio
  • Publication number: 20140326715
    Abstract: A composite structure is provided. The structure is formed of rigid composite material in which particulates or fibres reinforce a polymer matrix. The structure has first and second electrically conductive metallic meshes embedded therein, and respective electrodes electrically connected to the meshes. The first and second meshes are electrically isolated from each other in the composite material so that the meshes can be held at different electrical potentials to each other. In use, an electrical unit can be provided to electrically bridge the first and second meshes such that electrical signals can be transmitted between the electrodes and the electrical unit via the meshes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Claudio ZIZZO
  • Patent number: 8877099
    Abstract: The present invention provides a Ti3SiC2 based material that exhibits excellent arc resistance, an electrode, a spark plug, and methods of manufacturing the same. A Ti3SiC2 based material according to the present invention includes Ti3SiC2 as a main phase, the Ti3SiC2 based material having a TiC content of 0.5 mass % or less and an open porosity of 0.5% or less. It may be preferable that 0 to 30 mol % of Si in the main phase Ti3SiC2 be substituted with Al. A spark plug according to the present invention includes an electrode formed using the Ti3SiC2 based material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Hattori, Takafumi Kimata, Yoshimasa Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8878101
    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: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyeon Choi, Ki-Hwan Kim, Sujin Kim
  • Patent number: 8866052
    Abstract: A heating article is provided including a heating element including a first layer of nonwoven fibers mixed with conductive fibers, wherein the layer is divided to include a conductive region and a nonconductive region, wherein the conductive region extends in a co-extensive and co-planar pattern in a majority of the layer, and wherein the conductive region has first and second ends, and a power source removably coupled to the first and second ends. The first layer can include nonwoven fibers mixed with non-metallic conductive fibers. The heating article can also include a second layer superposed with the first layer, wherein the second layer is substantially free of non-metallic conductive fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Davis-Dang Hoang Nhan, Sudhanshu Gakhar, Thomas Michael Ales, III, Sridhar Ranganathan
  • Patent number: 8859075
    Abstract: A silicon carbide ceramic is provided which has a small amount of resistivity change due to changes in temperature and which is capable of generating heat by current application. The silicon carbide ceramic contains silicon carbide crystals having 0.1 to 25 mass % of 4H—SiC silicon carbide crystals and 50 to 99.9 mass % of 6H—SiC silicon carbide crystals, preferably having a nitrogen content of 0.01 mass % or less, more preferably containing two or more kinds of silicon carbide particles containing silicon carbide crystals and silicon for binding the silicon carbide particles to each other and having a silicon content of from 10 to 40 mass %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Kaneda, Takayuki Inoue, Tsuyoshi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20140291315
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure includes a honeycomb structure body and a pair of electrode members, an electrical resistivity of the honeycomb structure body is from 1 to 200 ?cm, each of the pair of electrode members is formed into a band-like shape extending in a cell extending direction of the honeycomb structure body, one electrode member is disposed on a side opposite to the other electrode member via a center of the honeycomb structure body, there are formed one or more electrode member slits as slits opened in an electrode member region, there are formed one or more honeycomb structure body slits as slits opened in a honeycomb structure body region, and a depth of at least one of the electrode member slits is deeper than a depth of at least one of the honeycomb structure body slits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazumi MASE, Yoshiyuki KASAI, Yoshimasa OMIYA
  • Publication number: 20140284320
    Abstract: An electrostatic chuck 10 includes a disc-shaped alumina ceramic base 12, and a heater electrode 14 and an electrostatic electrode 16 that are embedded in the alumina ceramic base 12. An upper surface of the alumina ceramic base 12 functions as a wafer-receiving surface 12a. The heater electrode 14 is formed in a pattern shape, for example, in the manner of a single brush stroke so as to be arranged over the entire surface of the alumina ceramic base 12. When a voltage is applied to the heater electrode 14, the heater electrode 14 generates heat, and heats a wafer W. This heater electrode 14 contains TiSi2 as a main component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro NOBORI, Takuji KIMURA, Hidemi NAKAGAWA
  • Patent number: 8841589
    Abstract: A ceramic heater in which a heater pattern is formed on a ceramic substrate is disclosed. The heater pattern has a heating element and lead portions. The heating element has heating connection ends and the lead portions have lead connection ends. The heating element and the lead portions are connected at joints which are formed by overlaying the heating connection ends and the lead connection ends. The heater pattern, as viewed in a direction perpendicular to a plane in which the heater pattern is formed, has inwardly recessed concavities formed on both widthwise sides of each of the joints. The concavities include portions in each of which a profile of the respective heating connection end crosses a profile of the respective lead connection end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventor: Chimato Satou
  • Patent number: 8835819
    Abstract: A heating device is provided, comprising a shaped body, which has at least two regions comprising different compositions of a ceramic material with a positive temperature coefficient of electrical resistance. A method for manufacturing a heating device is furthermore specified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: EPCOS AG
    Inventors: Jan Ihle, Werner Kahr
  • 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: 8816257
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flexible transparent heating element using graphene and a method for manufacturing the same. The heating element comprises a flexible transparent substrate; a graphene layer formed to at least one side of the flexible transparent substrate; and an electrode connected with the graphene layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Graphene Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Young Jin Kim, Byung Hee Hong, Jae Boong Choi, Jonghyun Ahn, Junmo Kang, Hyeong Keun Kim, Su Kang Bae