Baseboard Type Patents (Class 392/352)
  • Patent number: 8467668
    Abstract: An infrared, room heater system for installation in a wall or on a floor. An electric fan assembly draws room air into a housing, then through three parallel, air transit channels where the air is heated by infrared radiation within and about a heat exchanger assembly, and then back out into the room. One or more ceramic heating elements attached to a first copper plate emit infrared radiation when electrically energized. The first copper plate lies adjacent to, but spaced away from, a second copper plate such that radiation emitted from the heating elements reflects back and forth between the plates. Room air passed between the copper plates is heated by heat radiation concentrated between the plates, thereby achieving both energy and space efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Acepower Logistics, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce R. Searle, Alexander Anderson
  • Patent number: 8150241
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a baseboard heater guard or security device designed to shield the upper and front surfaces of a baseboard heater. The guard or security device comprises two or more vertical members that substantially follow the contour of the outside surface of the baseboard heater forming a frame around the heater. The vertical members comprise or are attached to a fixing member designed for attachment on the wall above the baseboard heater and a second fixing member designed for attachment at a second point on the floor. One or more first horizontal members are attached to the two or more vertical members near the top surface of the baseboard heater. One or more second horizontal members are attached to the two or more vertical members near the front surface of the baseboard heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Inventor: Eugene Michael Kretkowski
  • Patent number: 7992623
    Abstract: A wall covering system for radiant heating includes a first wall covering portion and a second wall covering portion. The first portion is releasably connectable to the second portion in a direction substantially perpendicular to an outer surface of the first portion. The first portion includes a bottom side and top channel portion downwardly depending from the bottom side. The second portion includes a top side and a bottom channel portion extending upwardly from the top side. The top channel portion and the bottom channel portion bound a channel for receiving a heating conduit. The channel extends longitudinally relative to the first portion and the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Keller Komfort Radiant Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: James P. Keller
  • Publication number: 20110129203
    Abstract: A room heater comprising a housing having an lower opening at the bottom of the housing forming an inlet to admit a gas into the housing and an upper opening positioned above the lower opening forming an outlet through which the gas exits the housing, and a thermally sprayed heater that provides heat to the gas inside the housing. A method of fabricating the room heater is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: THERMOCERAMIX INC.
    Inventor: Richard C. ABBOTT
  • Patent number: 7723652
    Abstract: A heating strap assembly includes a of heating strap engaged with positioning recesses of supports which are connected between two sides of a rectangular frame which includes a first end board, a second end board and the two sides connected between the first and second end boards. Two positioning bars are connected between the first and second end boards to press the supports. An adjusting device includes a U-shaped pull member which is movably connected to the second end board by springs. The pull member is connected to a driving support which is movably connected to the two sides of the frame and includes positioning recesses with which the heating strap is engaged. The springs pull the pull member to pull the heating strap so as to keep the tension of the heating strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Inventor: Shu-Lien Chen
  • Publication number: 20090123138
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a baseboard heater guard or security device designed to shield the upper and front surfaces of a baseboard heater. The guard or security device comprises two or more vertical members that substantially follow the contour of the outside surface of the baseboard heater forming a frame around the heater. The vertical members comprise or are attached to a fixing member designed for attachment on the wall above the baseboard heater and a second fixing member designed for attachment at a second point on the floor. One or more first horizontal members are attached to the two or more vertical members near the top surface of the baseboard heater. One or more second horizontal members are attached to the two or more vertical members near the front surface of the baseboard heater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventor: Eugene Michael Kretkowski
  • Patent number: 5963708
    Abstract: A heating system for baseboard location has a chamber partly filled with liquid and sealed for holding a vacuum. A heater in the chamber heats the liquid into vapor to heat the chamber. First and second heat exchange plates extend annularly and substantially horizontally about the chamber with inner peripheries in heat-conducting contact with the chamber. The first heat exchange plate has at least one airflow hole therethrough on one side of the chamber and the second heat exchange plate has at least one air-flow hole therethrough on another side of the chamber. A space between the first and the second heat exchange plates is enclosed at the outer peripheries of the plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Assignee: Well Men Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Man Kwan Wong
  • Patent number: 5790748
    Abstract: A heater for heating and dispensing air within a room. the inventive device includes a heater having a heating coil or radiator located within a housing. Fan assemblies are mounted to end panels and/or front panels of the housing to force air through the heater and into a room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1998
    Inventor: Ashok Y. Tamhane
  • Patent number: 5537506
    Abstract: A flat temperature-regulating device has at least one temperature-regulating element (heating or cooling element), at least one holding device and at least one flat cover. The holding device has a carrier module that is fixed to a wall by means of a holding element, supports both the temperature-regulating element and the cover and establishes a thermally conducting connection between the two.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1996
    Inventor: Manfred Fennesz
  • Patent number: 5459810
    Abstract: An adjustable panel mounting system particularly adapted for skirting heating systems includes an extruded aluminum front panel (2) having a pair of inwardly turned flanges (10, 12) on its rear surface and flexible winged mounting adaptors (18) made of resilient material such as nylon. The adaptors fit loosely between the flanges of the front panel so as to allow up and down adjustability of the panel position to allow for uneven floors or to enable access to the space behind the panel, and also to allow the panel to move if adjacent panels expand on heating. The rear surface also carries tubes (14, 16) for heating water or electrical heating elements. The mounting adaptors are fixed to the wall by two part mounting blocks (32, 38) which provide additional adjustability in other directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1995
    Inventor: Philip F. Villa
  • Patent number: 5197111
    Abstract: An electric convection space heater for placement adjacent to a wall includes a plurality of elongated electric heating elements positioned in an elongated housing having a front panel having an elongated cold air inlet, a back panel for placement adjacent to a wall and a top portion with a plurality of elongated heated air outlet slots. The heating elements are arranged to extend longitudinally in the housing below the outlet slots with the heating elements horizontally disposed in spaced apart stair-step configuration with each heating element being located at progressively lower elevations from the front panel to the rear panel. The outlet slots occupy a front to back dimension on the housing top portion which exceeds the distance between the front and back elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1993
    Assignee: The Marley Company
    Inventors: David S. Mills, II, Robert D. Rendel, Carl P. Hinesley
  • Patent number: 5082176
    Abstract: A conventional baseboard radiator has a flat cover, an open metal box about the same width as the cover is supported on the cover in heat-conducting fashion. Support clips hook over the rear panel of the box and extend between the baseboard radiator and the wall to hold the box in position. A coarse screen is stretched across the top of the box and over the top of the ends. Tabs are struck out from the end panels of the box and are received by openings in the mesh to hold the screen in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1992
    Inventor: Victor Preato