Heater Type Patents (Class 29/611)
  • Patent number: 10717274
    Abstract: A fluid ejection device includes a fluid slot, a fluid ejection chamber communicated with the fluid slot, a drop ejecting element within the fluid ejection chamber, a fluid circulation channel communicated at one end with the fluid slot and communicated at another end with the fluid ejection chamber, a fluid circulating element within the fluid circulation channel, and a channel wall separating the fluid ejection chamber and the fluid circulation channel. The fluid circulation channel includes a channel loop, and a width of the channel wall is based on a width of the channel loop and a width of the fluid ejection chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Alexander Govyadinov, Paul A. Richards
  • Patent number: 10500857
    Abstract: There is provided a nozzle substrate including a nozzle hole penetrating in a thickness direction. The nozzle substrate includes a main substrate including a first surface and a second surface, an oxidation film formed on the second surface of the main substrate, and a water repellent film formed on a surface at an opposite side to the main substrate side of the oxidation film. The nozzle hole includes a first through hole penetrating the main substrate in a thickness direction, a second through hole penetrating the oxidation film and being connected to the first through hole, and a third through hole penetrating the water repellent film and being connected to the second through hole. An inner circumference surface of the second through hole and an inner circumference surface of the third through hole are approximately flush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: ROHM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Nobufumi Matsuo
  • Patent number: 10373854
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electrostatic chuck includes a ceramic dielectric substrate, an electrode layer, a base plate, and a heater plate. The ceramic dielectric substrate has a first major surface where a processing object is placed. The electrode layer is provided in the ceramic dielectric substrate. The base plate supports the ceramic dielectric substrate. The heater plate is provided between the base plate and the first major surface. The heater plate includes a first heater element and a second heater element. The first heater element emits heat due to a current flowing. The second heater element emits heat due to a current flowing. When viewed along a direction perpendicular to the first major surface, bends of the first heater element is more than bends of the second heater element, and the first heater element includes a portion positioned at a gap of the second heater element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Toto Ltd.
    Inventors: Jumpei Uefuji, Hitoshi Sasaki, Kosuke Yamaguchi, Kengo Maehata, Yuichi Yoshii, Tetsuro Itoyama
  • Patent number: 10129934
    Abstract: A susceptor wire array. The array includes a first susceptor wire comprising an alloy having a first Curie temperature point and a second susceptor wire comprising an alloy having a second Curie temperature point, the second Curie temperature point is different than the first Curie temperature point of the first susceptor wire. In one susceptor wire arrangement, the second Curie temperature point of the second susceptor wire is lower than the first Curie temperature point of the first susceptor wire. In another susceptor wire arrangement, the array further comprises a third susceptor wire, the third susceptor wire comprising an alloy having a third Curie temperature point. The third Curie temperature point of the third susceptor wire may be different than the first Curie temperature point of the first susceptor wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: James M. Kestner, Robert James Miller, Marc Rollo Matsen, Cameron Kai-Ming Chen, Leah Gillian Glauber, Christopher John Hottes
  • Patent number: 9888724
    Abstract: A method is disclosed comprising receiving a status of a vaporizer component of an electronic vapor device, determining a first audio file of a plurality of audio files based on the status, determining a first characteristic based on the status, and causing an audio output device to output the first audio file according to the first characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: LUNATECH, LLC
    Inventors: John Cameron, Dean Becker, Gene Fein
  • Patent number: 9867724
    Abstract: A stent is formed from a wire having an outer member, a radiopaque member lining at least a portion of the outer member inner surface, and a lumen defined by the outer member inner surface or the radiopaque member inner surface. A substance is disposed in the lumen to be eluted through at least one opening disposed through the outer member to the lumen. The radiopaque member may be substantially continuous along the length of the wire or disposed only along portions of the wire such as crowns. In a method for making the stent, a composite wire including an outer member, a radiopaque intermediate member, and a core member is shaped into a stent pattern and processed to remove the core member and optionally portions of the radiopaque intermediate member, without damaging the outer member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Bienvenu, James Mitchell, Dustin Thompson
  • Patent number: 9709447
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for thermal energy metering by measuring the average temperature of fluid in a tank, such as a hot water storage tank. Average temperature is measured with an elongated temperature sensor wire that can span the vertical height of the tank. The sensor wire can be protected with a waterproofing jacket. The sensor wire can be coupled to a second substantially parallel wire. A processing unit measures temperature from changes in the resistance of the sensor wire and measures rates of change to allow the system to distinguish different sources of heat increase and/or decrease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: AQUANTA INC.
    Inventors: Arnoud Bruins Jan van Houten, Evan Fair Johnson
  • Patent number: 9595768
    Abstract: A glazing is disclosed comprising at least one ply of glass having an electrically conductive component on at least one surface, and an electrical connector electrically connected to the electrically conductive component through a soldered joint, the solder of the joint having a composition comprising 0.5 wt % or more indium, wherein the electrical connector comprises a nickel plated contact for contacting the solder. Also disclosed are solders having a composition comprising 14 to 75 wt % In, 14 to 75 wt % Sn, to 5 wt % Ag, to 5 wt % Ni, and less than 0.1 wt % Pb. Also disclosed is use of a solder having a composition comprising 0.5 wt % or more indium to solder a nickel plated electrical connector to an electrically conductive component on the surface of a ply of glass. The aspects of the invention improve the durability of electrical connections on glazing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignees: Pilkington Group Limited, Nippon Sheet Glass Co. Ltd., Nishinihon Shoko Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael Lyon, Naotaka Ikawa, Kazuo Inada, Mamoru Yoshida, Takashi Muromachi, Kazuhisa Ono, Kozo Okamoto, Takashi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9553064
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a drive substrate (a pressure chamber substrate and a vibration plate) including a piezoelectric element and electrode wirings related to driving of the piezoelectric element formed thereon, and a sealing plate bonded thereto, the electrode wirings are made of wiring metal containing gold (Au) on the drive substrate through an adhesion layer which is a base layer, and has a removed portion in which a portion of the wiring metal in a region containing a part bonded to a bonding resin is removed and the adhesion layer is exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihide Matsuo, Masashi Yoshiike
  • Patent number: 9498000
    Abstract: There is provided a method of controlling aerosol production in an aerosol-generating device, the device including: a heater including at least one heating element configured to heat an aerosol-forming substrate; and a power source for providing power to the heating element, including the steps of: controlling the power provided to the heating element such that in a first phase power is provided such that the temperature of the heating element increases from an initial temperature to a first temperature, in a second phase power is provided such that the temperature of the heating element drops below the first temperature, and in a third phase power is provided such that the temperature of the heating element increases again. Increasing the temperature of the heating element during a final phase of the heating process reduces or prevents the reduction in aerosol delivery over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventor: Arkadiusz Kuczaj
  • Patent number: 9500613
    Abstract: A chip that measures a number of microbes includes a chip main body in the form of a long plate, and a measuring electrode provided on a first end side in the longitudinal direction of the surface of the chip main body and that is immersed in a measurement liquid. A connecting electrode is connected to the measuring electrode and is provided on a second end side in the longitudinal direction of the surface of the chip main body. Ground electrodes are provided on the second end side in the longitudinal direction of the surface of the chip main body. Conductive patterns provided to the outer peripheral portion of the measuring electrode are connected to the ground electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC HEALTHCARE HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Takeshita, Junichi Kita, Hidenori Morita, Kazufumi Oouchi
  • Patent number: 9462700
    Abstract: A method for producing an aircraft structure component is disclosed the component having an outer skin provided with electric conductor elements. The method includes providing an aircraft structure component having an outer skin, applying particles of electrically conductive material onto the outer surface of the outer skin of said aircraft structure component in a predetermined pattern, such that the accumulated particles of electrically conductive material form electric conductor elements along the outer surface of the outer skin, and applying particles of electrically insulating material onto the outer surface of the outer skin of said aircraft structure component in a predetermined pattern, such that the accumulated particles of electrically isolating material form an insulating layer for the electric conductor elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventor: Eckart Frankenberger
  • Patent number: 9421650
    Abstract: A method of forming a stent includes the steps of forming a composite member into a stent pattern, forming openings through an outer member of the composite member, processing the composite member to remove a portion of the composite member without adversely affecting the outer member, and swaging the outer member to create a plurality of lumens. The composite member may be formed of an outer member with an hourglass-shaped inner member, wherein the processing step removes the inner member and the swaging step forms two lumens from the hourglass shaped cavity. The composite member may be formed of an outer member, an inner member, and an intermediate member, wherein the processing step removes the intermediate member and the swaging step presses portions of the outer member into contact with the inner member to form two lumens separated by the inner member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Bienvenu, John Kantor
  • Patent number: 9333750
    Abstract: A method of processing a substrate includes forming holes in bottom portions of a plurality of recesses formed in a substrate to be arranged in an array direction at a predetermined pitch by performing reactive ion etching on the bottom portions of the plurality of recesses. The forming holes in the bottom portions of the plurality of recesses is a process of preparing a substrate in which a dummy recess serving as a dummy is formed on at least one side of the array direction, in which the plurality of recesses that include the bottom portions in which the holes are formed are arranged, such that a recess is formed on both sides of a recess so that the plurality of recesses are formed at the predetermined pitch in the array direction and performing reactive ion etching on the bottom portions of the plurality of recesses of the prepared substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masataka Kato
  • Patent number: 9333765
    Abstract: A thermal head capable of decreasing the possibility of causing a blur in an image printed on a recording medium is provided. A thermal head includes: a substrate; a plurality of heat generating portions disposed aligned on the substrate; an electrode disposed on the substrate so as to be electrically connected to the heat generating portions; a driving IC electrically connected to the electrode; and a covering member which covers the driving IC and makes contact with a recording medium which is being conveyed. The covering member includes: a first protrusion extending in a direction away from the substrate; and a second protrusion which is spaced from the first protrusion, is located between the first protrusion and the heat generating portions, and extends in a direction away from the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Youichi Moto, Takahiro Murata, Hidenobu Nakagawa, Takahiro Shimozono, Iwao Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9236700
    Abstract: A method of producing a glow plug, wherein a pin terminal is produced by applying a plastic working to a workpiece made of a conductive metal. The production method has: a first step of obtaining a first workpiece; a second step of setting the first workpiece to a second workpiece; a third step of setting the second workpiece to a third workpiece; and a fourth step of setting the third workpiece to a fourth workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuki Okumura
  • Patent number: 9132768
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an apparatus, a system and a method for a rear windshield for a vehicle, comprising an integral backlight having a combined surface, wherein the combined surface has an internal surface and an external surface, a plurality of illumination source disposed in a predefined pattern over the combined surface, a conductive grid disposed uniformly on the combined surface, and an apparatus capable of receiving signals disposed on the combined surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Tata Technologies Pte Limited
    Inventors: Kevin Power, Peter Davis, Anthony Jones
  • Patent number: 9128005
    Abstract: A pressure probe includes an elongated cable provided with a sensing tip, a portion of the elongated cable and sensing tip enclosed within a ceramic shroud, the ceramic shroud at least partially formed of a metalized ceramic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Zachary John Snider, Kirk Douglas Gallier, Jacob John Kittleson, Burt Richard Skiba
  • Patent number: 9103481
    Abstract: A heatable medium pipe having at least one pipe connector and heating element, wherein the heating element has a few wires, in particular two wires, and said wires extend continuously along the medium pipe and along the at least one pipe connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: VOSS AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventors: Otfried Schwarzkopf, Manfred Berg, Josef Brandt, Tobias Etscheid, Mark Heienbrok, Marco Isenburg, Markus Jeschonnek, Christoph Schöneberg, Horst Plum
  • Patent number: 9062809
    Abstract: A heatable medium pipe having at least one pipe connector and heating element, wherein the heating element has a few wires, in particular two wires, and said wires extend continuously along the medium pipe and along the at least one pipe connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: VOSS AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventors: Otfried Schwarzkopf, Manfred Berg, Josef Brandt, Tobias Etscheid, Mark Heienbrok, Marco Isenburg, Markus Jeschonnek, Christoph Schöneberg, Horst Plum
  • 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: 20150135521
    Abstract: Methods for producing a glow plug having a housing, a ceramic glow pin and a protective tube from which a section of the glow pin projects which is thinner than a thicker section arranged in the protective tube. The thinner section leads to a glow tip. The glow pin is inserted into the protective tube and the protective tube is inserted into the housing. A securing element is placed onto the first end of the glow pin. The internal diameter of the securing element is smaller than the maximum diameter of the glow pin. The securing element is fastened on the protective tube. Alternatively, the protective tube is heated locally at a section of the protective tube surrounding the thinner section, and there the interior width of the protective tube is reduced to a value smaller than the diameter of the thicker section of the glow pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Hans Peter Kasimirski, Martin Allgaier
  • Publication number: 20150136752
    Abstract: An electrical heating assembly is provided for a defrosting device of an air-intake lip of a turbojet engine nacelle. The electrical heating assembly includes a current-conductive portion and a resistive portion, and the resistive portion includes strips spaced apart one another. Each strip is connected to the current-conductive portion so as to form at least one recess in the resistive portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Marc GEROME, Xavier CAZUC, David PEREIRA
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150122799
    Abstract: To provide a heat generating device which is capable of minimizing the application of a large amount of heat through a contact with the heat generating device. The heat generating device includes an insulating base which contains a thermoplastic resin and has a front surface and a reverse surface and in which a plurality of via holes are formed to extend through a thickness, and heating resistors which are disposed in the via holes and generated heat when energized. Some of the heating resistors are connected in parallel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Toshihisa Taniguchi, Yoshihiko Shiraishi, Atusi Sakaida, Keiji Okamoto, Keita Saitou
  • Publication number: 20150089796
    Abstract: A method of making a package for a fuel unit, a fuel unit including the package, and a hydrogen generator including one or more of the fuel units are disclosed. The package includes a package strip made by forming apertures in a nonconductive substrate strip, forming conductor sections in a conductor strip, aligning the substrate and conductor strips, bonding the conductor sections to the substrate strip to cover the apertures, and removing non-bonded portions of the conductor strip. A package enclosing a hydrogen generating reactant is formed by securing a segment of the package strip to itself, to one or more other segments and/or to one or more other package components. One or more conductor sections in the package strip are in thermal contact with one or more quantities of reactant composition so heat can be transferred thermally decompose the reactant composition and generate hydrogen gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas J. Kmetich, Chad E. Law, Richard A. Langan
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150076135
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus of substrate supports having temperature profile control are provided herein. In some embodiments, a substrate support includes: a plate having a substrate receiving surface and an opposite bottom surface; and a shaft having a first end comprising a shaft heater and a second end, wherein the first end is coupled to the bottom surface. Methods of making a substrate support having temperature profile control are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: NIR MERRY, LEON VOLFOVSKI
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150075473
    Abstract: A glow plug includes a cylindrical housing having an axial hole and provided with a screw portion, and a heater member which is inserted into the axial hole in a state where at least a front end portion thereof projects from a front end of the housing. The housing includes a pressure contact portion brought into pressure contact with a seat surface of an internal combustion engine when the screw portion is screwed into a mounting hole of the internal combustion engine, and a cylindrical front-end-side body portion provided between the pressure contact portion and the screw portion. The front-end-side body portion includes a holding portion which holds the heater member directly or indirectly at an inner circumference thereof, and the holding portion has a smallest outer diameter in the front-end-side body portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki Osawa, Shuei Ishii
  • Publication number: 20150079667
    Abstract: A system for thermocycling biological samples within detection chambers comprising: a set of heater-sensor dies, each heater-sensor die comprising a heating surface configured to interface with a detection chamber and a second surface, inferior to the heating surface, including a first connection point; an electronics substrate, comprising a first substrate surface coupled to the second surface of each heater-sensor die, an aperture providing access through the electronics substrate to at least one heater-sensor die, and a second substrate surface inferior to the first substrate surface, wherein the electronics substrate comprises a set of substrate connection points at least at one of the first substrate surface, an aperture surface defined within the aperture, and the second substrate surface, and wherein the electronics substrate is configured to couple heating elements and sensing elements of the set of heater-sensor dies to a controller; and a set of wire bonds, including a wire bond coupled between the
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Sundaresh Brahmasandra, Thomas Haddock, Patrick Duffy, Jeffrey Williams
  • Publication number: 20150043123
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide an electrostatic chuck (ESC) having azimuthal temperature control. In one embodiment, the electrostatic chuck includes an insulating base, a dielectric layer disposed on the insulating base, the dielectric layer having a substrate supporting surface, an electrode assembly disposed between the insulating base and the substrate supporting surface, and a plurality of heating elements coupled to the insulating base, the heating elements azimuthally control a temperature profile across a substrate surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Michael S. COX
  • Patent number: 8950072
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a liquid ejection head, which includes: preparing a liquid ejection head which includes: a recording element board provided with an ejection port through which liquid is ejected and an energy generator; an electrical wiring member provided with an opening from which the recording element board is exposed; and plural electrical connecting portions for electrically connecting the recording element board and the electrical wiring member relatively moving a discharge member, which is for dropping a sealing agent, toward one end of an arrangement of the electrical connecting portions while dropping the sealing agent onto the electrical wiring member and inside the opening; and relatively moving the discharge member from the one end of the electrical connecting portions to the other end while dropping the sealing agent to seal the electrical connecting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshiaki Kaneko, Satoshi Kodama, Hirotaka Miyazaki, Satoshi Shimazu, Naoya Tsukamoto
  • Publication number: 20150034621
    Abstract: A pane arrangement having an electrically heatable baffle plate is described. The pane arrangement has a pane having an enclosure on the inner side of the pane, a radiation receiver and/or a radiation source facing the pane within the enclosure such that a beam path of electromagnetic radiation passes through a predefined region of the pane, a baffle plate arranged within the enclosure and below the beam path, and an electrically heatable area in the baffle plate heating the region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Alwin Timmermann, Dirk Wohlfeil
  • Publication number: 20150016083
    Abstract: A multi-layer aluminum nitride ceramic, multi-heating element substrate is provided for forming electrical bonds between integrated circuits and an interposer structure using a thermocompression bonding process. The individually energizable heater element traces can be run through common regions of the heater surface platform. A network of cooling vias can be run through other parts of the substrate. The traces are then separately controlled and energized during a predetermined routine resulting in a temperature profile that maintains a substantially constant temperature plateau phase near a reflow temperature, and a more uniform temperature across the spaced apart surface regions of the heater substrate, thus imparting a more precisely uniform heating to the parts being bonded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Stephen P. Nootens, Frank J. Polese, Christopher H. Bateman, Soren Dinescu, Casey C. Clausen, William L. Bradbury, Donald Bachelder
  • Publication number: 20150014295
    Abstract: A vehicle heater (10) comprises a main body (12) carrying a non-intrinsically safe heat conductor layer (14), and a sensor device (16, 18, 20) allocated to the heat conductor layer (14) and provided to detect an exceedance of a temperature threshold value. The sensor device (16, 18, 20) comprises a sensor layer arranged on the side of the heat conductor layer (14) (16) facing away from the main body (12) which is monitored for current flows which may occur substantially in the direction of its surface normal (42). In a method for producing a vehicle heater (10) a main body (12) of the vehicle heater (10) is equipped with a non-intrinsically safe heat conductor layer (14), and a sensor device (16, 18, 20) for detecting exceedances of a temperature threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Dietmar Bytzek, Thorsten Kabelitz, Karl Goettl, Daniel Eckert
  • Publication number: 20150014302
    Abstract: A ceramic heater wherein in at least one cross section of the ceramic heater orthogonal to the axial direction, a first resistor cross section has no protrusion on a first inner portion of the contour of a first resistor cross section, and has two or more protrusions on a first outer portion of the contour of the first resistor cross section and a method of manufacturing the ceramic heater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihito IKAI, Ryo SUZUKI, Yutaka SEKIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20150001206
    Abstract: An electric cartridge type heater (100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800, 900, 1000) has at least one the tubular metallic jacket (101, 201, 301, 401, 501, 601, 701, 801, 901, 1001), at least one electric heat conductor (102, 202, 302, 402, 502, 602, 702, 802, 902, 1002) arranged in the interior space of the tubular metallic jacket with two ends for electrically contacting the electric heat conductor, wherein the at least one electric heat conductor is electrically isolated from the tubular metallic jacket by an electrically insulating material (103, 203, 303, 403, 503, 603, 703, 903) arranged in the interior space of the tubular metallic jacket (101, 201, 301, 401, 501, 601, 701, 801, 901, 1001). The electric heat conductor is self-supporting. A method is also provided for manufacturing such an electric cartridge type heater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Andreas SCHLIPF
  • Publication number: 20140355641
    Abstract: A method of making an electrode assembly for a furnace includes providing a heating element within the furnace. The method further includes providing a power feedthrough having an end portion that extends into the furnace to couple with the heating element. The power feedthrough includes a conductive member for transmitting electricity to the heating element. The method includes cleaning an exterior surface of the conductive member proximate the end portion of the power feedthrough. The method further includes a step of applying an electroless nickel plating to the exterior surface of the conductive member for preventing corrosion of the conductive member within the furnace. The method also includes connecting the end portion of the power feedthrough to the heating element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Terry Lee Taft, Kim E. Womer
  • Publication number: 20140349515
    Abstract: A connection assembly is described. The connection assembly has a substrate having at least two electrically conductive structures, a housing, which is connected to the substrate on the bottom by an adhesive fastening, the housing has a plug receptacle having at least two plug contacts, the plug contacts are connected to at least two contact pads via electrical conductors, and the contact pads connected in an electrically conducting fashion to the electrically conductive structures, the angle between the plug-in direction into the plug receptacle and the bottom of the housing lying between 15° to 90°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventor: Alwin Timmermann
  • Publication number: 20140339214
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a glow plug comprising a housing and a glow pencil protruding from the housing. The glow pencil has a metal sleeve in which a heating coil and a control coil are arranged. The metal sleeve has a first portion surrounding at least part of the heating coil and a second portion surrounding at least part of the control coil. The first portion has a smaller wall thickness than the second portion. Also disclosed is an inventive method for producing a glow pencil for a glow plug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Andreas Ruthmann, Ulf Wyrwich, Dirk von Hacht, Volker Brichzin
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8888250
    Abstract: A thermal bubble jetting device including a substrate. A superoleophobic, textured surface is positioned on the substrate. The textured surface comprises one or more gaps configured for holding a gas. A receptacle is positioned in fluid communication with the textured surface. Both an inlet and nozzle are in fluid communication with the receptacle. The device includes a heater mechanism configured to expand a gas in the one or more gaps so as to sufficiently increase pressure in the receptacle to force liquid through the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Kock-Yee Law, Jun Ma, Hong Zhao, Peter M. Gulvin
  • 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: 20140332518
    Abstract: A heatable luminaire cover is described. The heatable luminaire cover has a polymeric main body, a first busbar, a second busbar and at least two conductor tracks on the inside of the polymeric main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Lothar Lesmeister, Andreas Schlarb, Sebastian Schmidt, Marcus Guldan
  • Patent number: 8881379
    Abstract: A resistor with heat sink is provided. The heat sink includes a conductive path having metal or other thermal conductor having a high thermal conductivity. To avoid shorting the electrical resistor to ground with the thermal conductor, a thin layer of high thermal conductivity electrical insulator is interposed between the thermal conductor and the body of the resistor. Accordingly, a resistor can carry large amounts of current because the high conductivity thermal conductor will conduct heat away from the resistor to a heat sink. Various configurations of thermal conductors and heat sinks are provided offering good thermal conductive properties in addition to reduced parasitic capacitances and other parasitic electrical effects, which would reduce the high frequency response of the electrical resistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas D. Coolbaugh, Ebenezer E. Eshun, Terence B. Hook, Robert M. Rassel, Edmund J. Sprogis, Anthony K. Stamper, William J. Murphy
  • Publication number: 20140326207
    Abstract: A glow plug (1) has a housing (2) and a heater (3). The housing (2) includes a thread portion (5), a tool engagement portion (6), a press contact portion (7) brought into press contact with a plug seat surface of an engine upon screwing the thread portion (5) into a mounting hole of the engine, a front body portion (9) located between the press contact portion (7) and the thread portion (5) and a rear body portion (8) located between the tool engagement portion (6) and the thread portion (5). At least one of the front body portion (9) and the rear body portion (8) has a thickness smaller than or equal to a predetermined value and includes a plurality of reinforcing parts (9A, 8A) provided intermittently in a circumferential direction of the housing (2) in the form of protrusions or recesses extending in the direction of an axis CL1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazutaka Eguchi, Shuei Ishii
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140321841
    Abstract: An assembled heatable media line having a media line having at least two heating elements arranged on the exterior of the media line and at least one line connector. In order to heat the at least one line connector, only one of the heating elements is arranged at or on said line connector and at least partially surrounds the same. A method for producing a heatable media line comprising the media line, at least one line connector and at least two heating elements is disclosed. The media line is pre-assembled, the heating elements being continuously wound around the media line. The heating elements are fastened or fixed on the media line by at least one fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Tobias Etscheid, Otfried Schwarzkopf, Marco Isenburg
  • Publication number: 20140319116
    Abstract: A transparent pane is described. The transparent pane has at least one transparent substrate and at least one electrically conductive coating on at least one surface of the transparent substrate. The electrically conductive coating has at least two functional layers arranged one on top of the other, and each functional layer has at least one anti-reflection layer, a first adaptation layer above the anti-reflection layer, and an electrically conductive layer above the first adaptation layer, and at least one anti-reflection layer of at least one layer of a dielectric material having an index of refraction less than 2.1 arranged between two electrically conductive layers, and a layer of an optically highly refractive material having an index of refraction greater than or equal to 2.1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Klaus Fischer, Sebastian Janzyk, Virginie Moreau, Marcus Neander, Christoph Schmitz