Heated Line Section With Heating Element Internal Of Flow Path Patents (Class 392/485)
  • Patent number: 10717343
    Abstract: A heater device has a heater body and a heater case. The heater body has a heat generating part generating heat and radiates the heat supplied from the heat generating part. The heater case is attached to an interior member provided in an interior and houses the heater body, such that an interior-side surface of the heater body is located on a back side of the interior member. The heater case is provided with a ventilation passage through which a space outside the heater case located on the back side of the interior member communicates with the interior-side surface of the heater body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Seki, Kimitake Ishikawa, Yasuhiro Sagou, Toshinori Ochiai
  • Patent number: 9810120
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purifying system includes: a NOx trapping agent (2) which adsorbs nitrogen oxide when an excess air ratio of exhaust gas is more than 1, and releases nitrogen oxide when the excess air ratio is 1 or less; a NOx purifying catalyst (13) which reduces nitrogen oxide to nitrogen; and an oxygen concentration controller which controls oxygen concentration in the exhaust gas. When the excess air ratio of the exhaust gas is more than 1, nitrogen oxide is adsorbed to the NOx trapping agent (2). When the excess air ratio of the exhaust gas is 1 or less, the oxygen concentration controller controls the oxygen concentration of the exhaust gas at an inlet of the NOx purifying catalyst between 0.8 and 1.5% by volume, so that the NOx purifying catalyst reduces nitrogen oxide released from the NOx trapping agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Akama, Hitoshi Onodera
  • Patent number: 9671053
    Abstract: A fluid line includes a pipe, a connector having a pipe connection arranged at one end of the pipe, and a through-channel through the connector, wherein the pipe connection surrounds a portion of the through-channel, and a heater structured and arranged within the pipe and the connector to heat at least a portion of the pipe and at least a portion of the connector. A flow cross section of the through-channel section at least on a part of its length is no more than 60% of a flow cross section of the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: NORMA GERMANY GMBH
    Inventors: Carsten Eckardt, Stephan Mann, Marc Rastetter, Cameron Read, Knut Seibel
  • Patent number: 9664086
    Abstract: A heatable fluid line is disclosed having a tube, a connector that comprises a housing which is arranged at an end of the tube, and a heating rod that is arranged in the interior of the tube and enters into the housing through an inlet channel having a longitudinal axis and exits out of the housing through an opening arranged in a neck, wherein a seal is arranged in the neck, which seal surrounds the heating rod and is held in the neck by a plug (21). The object is to be able to achieve a reliable assembly in a simple manner. For this purpose, it is provided that the plug (21) comprises at least two parts (22, 23) which are connected to one another by an articulation section (24) having an articulation axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: NORMA GERMANY GMBH
    Inventors: Ervin Birman, Carsten Eckardt, Stephan Mann
  • Patent number: 9624806
    Abstract: A heatable fluid line having a tube and a connector at an end of the tube, the fluid line including an inlet channel with a longitudinal axis, and a heating rod arranged in the interior of the tube and projecting laterally out of the connector through an outlet channel at a predetermined angle to the longitudinal axis. A seal is arranged between the heating rod and the connector in an accommodation space that includes a circumferential wall. An arrangement is provided that centers the heating rod and a seal in relation to one another to seal the heating rod. as it is guided laterally outwards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: NORMA GERMANY GMBH
    Inventor: Stephan Mann
  • Patent number: 9468042
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing trichlorosilane from raw gas containing silicon tetrachloride and hydrogen, having: a reaction chamber being supplied with the raw gas for generating reacted gas containing trichlorosilane and hydrogen; a plurality of heaters heating the raw gas and having exothermic portions being disposed along a vertical direction in the reaction chamber; a plurality of electrodes being connected to basal portions of the heaters; and a radiation plate being disposed between the exothermic portions of the heaters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masami Miyake, Kazuki Mizushima, Wataru Saiki, Naoya Murakami
  • Patent number: 9278606
    Abstract: Provided is a heater for vehicles, and more particularly, a heater for vehicles which can be easily manufactured and have a reduced thickness to implement miniaturization, by forming a heat radiating part using a plate-shaped first support part (and second support part) vertically disposed to the flow direction of air, and can fix the support part and the heat radiating part by a simple method to increase manufacturability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: HALLA CLIMATE CONTROL CORP.
    Inventors: Jung Sam Gu, Kwang Hun Oh, Jun Young Song, Hong-Young Lim, Young-Ha Jeon
  • Patent number: 9040880
    Abstract: An electronic circuit control arrangement to sustain water discharging from an instantaneous hot water heater at a set temperature or range having a proportional water temperature signal derived from a sensing arrangement in communication with water inlet and outlet ports so as to sense the respective temperatures at each port to provide a comparatively measurable proportional difference between the inlet and outlet temperatures set against referenced parameters, including a comparator that acts as an operable control of a switch adapted to couple and de-couple an alternating current power source to the heating element through a duty cycle of highs and lows to provide a rate to generate and maintain the appropriate coupling and/or de-coupling of the alternating current power source to and from the heating element to achieve the desired referenced temperature and/or range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Hendon Semiconductors Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Mark Potter, Justin Langman
  • Publication number: 20150139633
    Abstract: Provided is a heating device which is capable of smoothening flow of a heat medium while reducing a processing time of a case. A heating device 1 is constituted of a case 2 including therein a flow path 3 through which a heat medium flows, and electric heating wire heaters 4 arranged in the flow path 3 of the case 2 to heat the heat medium. The case 2 is constituted of a first case section 6 and a second case section 7 each of which has at least one opened surface and which are connected to each other in a state where respective openings 6A and 7A are made to abut on each other. The respective case sections 6 and 7 are formed by casting of a metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yokoyama, Yusuke Sakai
  • Publication number: 20150125139
    Abstract: A heating apparatus which is assembled by inserting a columnar heating wire heater 2 into a hole 30 provided in a case 3, and heats cooling water introduced into the case 3 by the heating wire heater 2, wherein the heating wire heater 2 is inserted into boss portions 42 and 43 provided in the case 3, both end portions are supported by O-rings 50 disposed between inner peripheral walls of the boss portions 42 and 43 and an outer peripheral wall of the heating wire heater 2, a gap 45 for passing the cooling water is formed along an outer peripheral surface of the heating wire heater 2 between the two boss portions 42 and 43 within the case 3, and a tapered portion 60 and a rounded portion 61 are formed on an end portion on an insertion-direction distal end side of the heating wire heater 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Kazumasa Takada
  • Publication number: 20150117847
    Abstract: The invention relates to a heating device (10) for a vehicle, comprising: a flow path (14, 16, 20, 22, 24) for a liquid heat transfer agent; an electric heating device (34) for generating heat and for releasing generated heat to the heat transfer agent on a heating portion (20) of the flow path; and an electronic controller (26) for controlling a heat output of the heating device. The controller (26) is provided with a heat releasing body in order to release waste heat of the controller (26) to the heat transfer agent on a preheating portion (16) of the flow path upstream of the heating portion (20). The invention likewise relates to a method for cooling the controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Uwe Reinholz, Florian Larisch, Karl Goettl, Michael Staake, Stephan Buckl, Nils Elm, Thorsten Kabelitz
  • Patent number: 9014548
    Abstract: Provided is a cooling-water heating type heater, and more particularly, a cooling-water heating type heater capable of effectively heating cooling-water, using a first pipe with a cylindrical first heating part and a second pipe with a second heating part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Halla Visteon Climate Control Corporation
    Inventor: Kil Sang Jang
  • Patent number: 9008496
    Abstract: A probe including a liquid sample channel through which a liquid sample flows in a specified direction; a nebulizer gas channel through which a nebulizer gas flows in a specified direction, formed at the outer circumference of the liquid sample channel so as to have a round annular outer circumference and be coaxial with the liquid sample channel; a heating gas channel for injecting an assist gas in a specified direction, wherein a heating gas injection port is formed around the outlet end of the nebulizer gas channel so as to have a round annular outer circumference and be coaxial with the nebulizer gas channel; and a heating element which is arranged inside the heating gas channel and heats the assist gas for injecting through the heating gas injection port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventor: Tomohito Nakano
  • Patent number: 9002186
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling the temperature of an object, comprises: a housing comprising: a cavity adapted to accept an object, an air inlet configured to allow air to flow into the cavity, and an air outlet configured to allow air to flow out of the cavity; and a nest configured to hold the object within the housing such that the smallest planar dimension of the object is substantially aligned with the smallest planar dimension of the cavity; wherein the nest and housing are adapted to direct air flow from the air inlet, substantially in parallel across at least one surface of the object and in the direction of the smaller dimension of the at least one surface, to the air outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Teradyne, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry W. Akers, Nathan Blosser, Brian S. Merrow
  • Patent number: 8934763
    Abstract: A water delivery system is provided, comprising at least one faucet device with a cold water faucet part and a hot water faucet part, a cold water line to the at least one faucet device, a tankless heater device for heating water, a hot water line having a first portion running from an outlet of the tankless heater device to the at least one faucet device and having a second portion running from the at least one faucet device to an inlet of the tankless heater device, and a circulatory pump arranged in the second portion of the hot water line, wherein the circulatory pump has a prefixed first performance level and a prefixed second performance level, wherein the first performance level causes a finite water flow in the hot water line which is below an operation threshold value of the tankless heater device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Xylem IP Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Oliver Laing
  • Patent number: 8934764
    Abstract: An electrical heating device with pluggable heating module includes a box body (10) and a heating module (20). The box body (10) has an accommodation space (14) for the liquid (74) contained therein, which is provided with a slot (111) communicating the accommodation space (14). The heating module (20) is received in the slot (111) in a pluggable way and separates the accommodation space into a first chamber (141) and a second chamber (142). The heating module (20) includes a positive temperature coefficient (PTC) heating component (21) and a heat conducting component (22) covering the outside of the PTC heating component (21). By this arrangement, the time for maintaining the electrical heating device (1) can be saved and the liquid (74) heating effect of the electrical heating device (1) can be improved as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Betacera Inc.
    Inventors: Chih-Chang Wei, Etsuro Habata
  • Patent number: 8925835
    Abstract: A method that includes forming a chamber in a substrate, forming a silicon layer overlying the chamber, etching the silicon layer to remove selected regions and retain a selected portion overlying the chamber, the selected portion being at a location and having dimensions that correspond to a location and to dimensions of a nozzle, and forming a first metal layer adjacent to the selected portion. The method also includes forming a path in the substrate to expose the chamber concurrently with removing the selected portion of the silicon layer to expose the nozzle, the nozzle being in fluid communication with the path, the chamber, and a surrounding environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ming Fang, Fuchao Wang
  • Patent number: 8869880
    Abstract: A system for subsea extraction of gaseous materials from and preventing the formation of hydrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Gaumer Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack L. McClanahan, Craig S. Tiras, Jeff McClanahan, Gaurav Dhingra
  • Patent number: 8840041
    Abstract: A combined showerhead and tankless water heater. A control panel permits a user to adjust the temperature level of the water that is heated. In one embodiment, the water flowing through the tankless water heater portion can be heated up about an additional eighteen (18) degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Drakken Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Marta Martinez
  • Patent number: 8809746
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing trichlorosilane, comprising: a reaction chamber into which the raw gas is introduced to produce a reaction gas; a plurality of heaters disposed inside the reaction chamber to heat the raw gas; and a plurality of electrodes connected to basal portions of the heaters, wherein the heaters include first heaters each having an exothermic portion and second heaters each having an exothermic portion shorter than that of the first heater and a radiation plate connected to the exothermic portion, wherein a partial portion of the exothermic portion of the first heater faces the radiation plate of the second heaters; the reaction chamber has an introducing port of the raw gas on a side of the exothermic portion of the second heater; and the reaction chamber has discharge port of the reaction product gas on a side of the radiation plate of the second heater is arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Materials Corporation
    Inventors: Masami Miyake, Wataru Saiki
  • Patent number: 8768154
    Abstract: A representatively pumpless water heater system has an instantaneous water heater coupled in series with a storage water heater by piping circuitry incorporating a fixed (and selectively fixed) bypass useable to route pressurized incoming cold water sequentially through the instantaneous and storage type heaters. The fixed bypass can also route pressurized incoming cold water to mix with the heated water exiting the instantaneous heater for delivery to the storage heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventors: Daichi L Nakagawa, Kevin J Pirotin
  • Publication number: 20140169776
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a heat exchanger, comprising at least one electric resistance heating element, at least two conductors which are connected to the at least one electric resistance heating element in an electrically conductive manner in order to conduct electric current through the at least one electric resistance heating element and thereby heat the electric resistance heating element, at least one thermally conductive element for transferring heat from the at least one electric resistance heating element to a fluid to be heated, at least one electrically insulating element, which electrically insulates the at least two conductors, and at least one pipe, wherein the at least two conductors and the at least one electric resistance heating element are arranged within a cavity bounded by the pipe and the pipe lies on the at least one electrically insulating element under a compressive force at at least one contact surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: BEHR GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Michael Kohl, Karl-Gerd Krumbach, Thomas Spranger, Frank-Heiner Schenk
  • Patent number: 8755681
    Abstract: A urea feed or return line (2) that comprises a hollow coupling (1) enabling it to be connected to a urea tank and that comprises a passage for the urea, this coupling being, in addition, equipped with a heating filament (9), at least one part of which extends freely inside the passage provided for the urea, this part having the shape of a loop or a spiral capable of also extending at least partly into the tank and/or into a tube attached thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Inergy Automotive Systems Research (S.A.)
    Inventors: Stephane Leonard, Joel Op De Beeck, Vincent Potier
  • Patent number: 8755682
    Abstract: In one example, a mixing header includes a body that defines a fluid passage having an inlet side and an outlet side. The mixing header also includes a flow conditioning element that is connected to the body and arranged for fluid communication with the fluid passage. The flow conditioning element also includes a plurality of elements each connected to, and extending outwardly from, a hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Trebor International
    Inventors: Cory D. Shorr, John M. Roach, Kelly Davis
  • Patent number: 8750696
    Abstract: A dryer circuit includes a main circuit and a connection controller. The dryer circuit includes a power unit, a first and second heating units, a first and a second switches, a motor having a fan installed, a resistor, a first diode, and a second diode. The first and the second heating units are coupled to ground respectively through the first and the second switches. The resistor is coupled between the first heating unit and the motor. The first diode is coupled between the second heating unit and the motor. The second diode is coupled between the first heating unit and the motor and in series with the resistor. The connection controller controls the first and the second switches on or off for adjusting the power supplied to the motor, and the first and the second heating units at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Tek Maker Corporation
    Inventor: Teh-Liang Lo
  • Patent number: 8731386
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electric heating device for heating fluids, comprising at least one heating rod, which has at least one heating element, a housing, which encloses the heating rod and has an inlet opening and an outlet opening, wherein the inlet opening and the outlet opening are interconnected by a winding flow channel. According to the invention, the flow channel forms a helix that has a longitudinal axis, wherein the heating rod is disposed next to the longitudinal axis of the helix and extends through a helically winding wall of the flow channel at a plurality of points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: BorgWarner BERU Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Ralph Waechter, Michael Stoerzinger, Bernd Halbrock, Alexander Dauth, Klaus Lehmann
  • Patent number: 8669494
    Abstract: A spa system comprises an electrically powered heater. The electrically powered heater comprises a heating element capable of drawing a rated current when switched on to an AC line voltage. An electronic control system is programmed to control the heating element to draw less than the rated current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Balboa Water Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Trong Tran
  • Patent number: 8607694
    Abstract: The present device concerns a boiler for use in a machine for making hot beverages including a diffuser (32) with a first wall (33) destined to be placed in contact with the liquid to be heated and a second wall (34) opposite first wall (33), heating element (11) consisting of at least one thick film or photo-etching resistor (31) arranged on second wall (34) of diffuser (32), a body which, with first wall (33) of diffuser (32), defines a heating volume (11) inside which the liquid is to be heated, characterized in that it is arranged so that heating volume (11) is positioned on either side of heating element (30). Also described is the fabrication of machines for preparing hot beverages such as coffee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Compagnie Mediterraneenne des Cafes (SA)
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Blanc, Alain Goering
  • Publication number: 20130302021
    Abstract: Provided is a fluid heating device that is small in size and capable of heating a large flow of gas or liquid at a low cost. A flow path in which no backwater is produced is provided by providing grooved flow paths of a fluid are provided over an outer side surface of a metallic circular cylinder such that a fluid passing through a narrowed one of the flow paths impinges perpendicularly against a wall of the next flow path. This allows instantaneous heat exchange within a small space, and makes manufacturing of such a structure simple.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: PHILTECH, INC.
    Inventors: Yuji FURUMURA, Naomi MURA, Shinji NISHIHARA, Noriyoshi SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20130243412
    Abstract: A probe including a liquid sample channel through which a liquid sample flows in a specified direction; a nebulizer gas channel through which a nebulizer gas flows in a specified direction, formed at the outer circumference of the liquid sample channel so as to have a round annular outer circumference and be coaxial with the liquid sample channel; a heating gas channel for injecting an assist gas in a specified direction, wherein a heating gas injection port is formed around the outlet end of the nebulizer gas channel so as to have a round annular outer circumference and be coaxial with the nebulizer gas channel; and a heating element which is arranged inside the heating gas channel and heats the assist gas for injecting through the heating gas injection port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomohito NAKANO
  • Patent number: 8478117
    Abstract: The invention relates to a heating device having a heating arrangement in a housing through which a fluid medium can flow in a longitudinal direction, wherein the at least one heating arrangement comprises at least two grid elements as heat exchanger plates with openings through which the medium flows, the grid planes of which are embodied for the exchange of heat energy between the plate and the fluid medium, at least one heating element, in particular a PTC element, arranged between the grid elements, wherein the at least one heating arrangement is arranged in the housing in such a way that the grid planes of the grid elements are arranged substantially perpendicularly to the longitudinal direction, so that the flow of medium is oriented substantially perpendicularly to the grid planes, wherein the grid elements and the at least one heating element are arranged braced relative to one another by means of at least one tensioning element so that they touch, and wherein the grid elements each have at least one
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Stego-Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Hartmut Eisenhauer, Elmar Mangold
  • Publication number: 20130164445
    Abstract: Provided are assemblies comprising an elongate enclosure comprising a material resistant to thermal expansion at temperatures experienced in a processing chamber. At least one heating element extends along a longitudinal axis of the elongate enclosure through an open interior region allowing a flow of gases to pass the heating element in a direction substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis. Methods of processing substrates using a heating element to excite gaseous precursor species are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventors: Garry K. Kwong, Joseph Yudovsky, Steven D. Marcus
  • Publication number: 20130163971
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electric heating device for a motor vehicle, said electric heating device comprising a ceramic heating resistor and a metal cooling body, which has two mutually opposed primary sides, wherein one of the two primary sides forms an inflow side, against which a fluid stream to be heated flows. In accordance with this disclosure, the heating resistor is arranged in a groove, which is located in one of the two primary sides of the cooling body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: BorgWarner BERU Systems GmbH
    Inventor: BorgWarner BERU Systems GmbH
  • Patent number: 8450666
    Abstract: A water boiling device includes a heat tank unit received in a machine body, a high frequency induction heater, and a heat pipe unit. The heat tank unit includes first and second heating tanks in communication with each other. Outside water can flow into the first and second heating tanks. The high frequency induction heater includes a heat pipe induction coil and first and second induction coils. The heat pipe unit includes first and second heating pipes. An upper section of each heating pipe is received in one of the heating tanks, and a lower section of each heating pipe extends out of the heating tanks and is inserted into the heat pipe induction coil. The first and second heating tanks will heat up to heat the water in the first and second heating tanks when a high frequency current is passed through the heat pipe induction coil and first and second induction coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Inventors: Shun-Chi Yang, Mao-Hsiung Yang, Tsung-Chuan Yang, Fang-Ming Wu, Cheng-Yen Wu
  • Patent number: 8452167
    Abstract: A urea feed or return line (2) that comprises a hollow coupling (1) enabling it to be connected to a urea tank and that comprises a passage for the urea, this coupling being, in addition, equipped with a heating filament (9), at least one part of which extends freely inside the passage provided for the urea, this part having the shape of a loop or a spiral capable of also extending at least partly into the tank and/or into a tube attached thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Inergy Automotive Systems Research (S.A.)
    Inventors: Stephane Leonard, Joel Op De Beeck, Vincent Potier
  • Publication number: 20130108253
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling the temperature of an object, comprises: a housing comprising: a cavity adapted to accept an object, an air inlet configured to allow air to flow into the cavity, and an air outlet configured to allow air to flow out of the cavity; and a nest configured to hold the object within the housing such that the smallest planar dimension of the object is substantially aligned with the smallest planar dimension of the cavity; wherein the nest and housing are adapted to direct air flow from the air inlet, substantially in parallel across at least one surface of the object and in the direction of the smaller dimension of the at least one surface, to the air outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: TERADYNE, INC.
    Inventor: Teradyne, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8404013
    Abstract: A feed gas conditioner can include embodiments having a cross heat exchanger. In embodiments, the cross heat exchanger can have a housing defining a flow passage in a first direction and a flow passage in a second direction. Heating elements in the flow passage in the first direction can heat fluidic materials. In embodiments, the feed gas conditioner can remove particles from the fluidic materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Gaumer Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack L. McClanahan, Craig S. Tiras
  • Patent number: 8406932
    Abstract: An embodiment of a spa control system includes a heater, a pump for circulating water through the pump, one or more sensors for monitoring temperature, and an electronic controller coupled to the heater, pump and sensor(s) for controlling the heater and pump based on the rate of change in temperature at the sensor(s). A method of controlling a heater in a spa with a spa control system is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Balboa Instruments, Inc.
    Inventor: Jerrell P. Hollaway
  • Patent number: 8395086
    Abstract: Isopotential heaters used in the preconcentration stage of sample detection systems are described. The heaters have at least two electrically conducting paths of which the resistances of the electrically conducting baths are substantially equal such that in use uniform heat distribution is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Qinetiq Limited
    Inventors: David J Combes, Timothy I Cox, Ian C Sage
  • Patent number: 8396356
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment of a heater assembly includes a heater housing structure defining an elongated heater chamber having a first port and a second port and defining a wetted side on the interior of the heater chamber and a non-wetted side on the exterior of the heater chamber. A resistive heater element is has an active region disposed within the heater chamber, free of any brazed or welded bulkhead members. The housing structure includes a first heater terminal opening and a second heater terminal opening, a first terminal end of the heater element passed through the first terminal opening from the wetted side to the non-wetted side, and a second terminal end of the heater element passed through the second terminal opening from the wetted side to the non-wetted side. First and second seal members are disposed on the non-wetted side respectively onto the first terminal end and the second terminal end and in contact with respective first and second seal surfaces defined on the housing structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Balboa Water Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Loren R. Perry, Paul Rosenau, Christopher P. Caronna
  • Patent number: 8395089
    Abstract: An electrical heating device, which includes a housing, in which at least one heat generating element with at least one PTC element and electrical strip conductors abutting oppositely situated lateral faces of the PTC element and a plurality of heat dissipating elements arranged in parallel layers are accommodated, which are held abutted on oppositely situated sides of the heat generating element. An electrical heating device according to the invention and which fulfils the practical requirements, in particular with high voltage operation in an improved manner has at least one heat dissipating element which is situated, with the intermediate positioning of an electrically insulating layer, on the assigned heat generating element and can be electrically connected to a ground potential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Eberspacher catem GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Franz Bohlender, Michael Niederer, Holger Reiss
  • Patent number: 8395097
    Abstract: An electrical heating device, includes a housing in which at least one heat generating element with at least one PTC element and electrical strip conductors abutting oppositely situated lateral faces of the PTC element and a plurality of heat dissipating elements arranged in parallel layers are accommodated. The heat dissipating elements are held abutted on oppositely situated sides of the heat generating element, with the intermediate positioning of an electrical insulation. In order to be capable of improved high voltage operation, at least one conducting element electrically connects together a plurality of heat dissipating elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Eberspacher catem GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Franz Bohlender, Michael Niederer, Holger Reiss
  • Publication number: 20120308217
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (1) for heating a fluid (9), with a housing (2) comprising a housing shell (3), a housing base (4) and a housing cover (5), with at least one inlet opening (11) and at least one outlet opening (13) for the fluid (9), and at least two electrodes are disposed in the housing (2) at a distance (25) apart from one another, which are each electrically conductively connected to a pole of at least one pulse generator (20). The pulse generator (20) is configured to emit variable voltage pulses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: Johann Wiedlroither
  • Patent number: 8307637
    Abstract: A device for purifying exhaust gases of a vehicle by selective catalytic reduction including a heated piping. The heated piping comprises a fluid conveying pipe including a thermoplastic elastomer, a heating element arranged inside the conveying pipe, and an anti-abrasive layer. Preferably, the conveying pipe is made of a polyolefinic matrix based thermoplastic elastomer in which it is intimately dispersed a dynamically vulcanized and EPDM based elastomeric phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Dayco Fluid Technologies S.p.A.
    Inventors: Franco Colosimo, Mario Zasa, Simone Cavanna
  • Patent number: 8301021
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a heating device (1) for fuel with at least one PTC heating element (5) and a heat transfer device (6) in thermal contact with the latter, which exhibits two heat transfer elements (7, 7?), and with a tubular casing (2) made of plastic that envelop the heat transfer device (6) and the a least one PTC heating element (5), wherein the diesel fuel to be heated flows through the casing (2) and around the heat transfer device (6) during operation of the heating device (1). Provided on the interior side of the tubular casing (2) is a guiding device that interacts with the at least one PTC heating element (5) and/or the heat transfer device (6) in such a way that at least one PTC heating element (5) and the heat transfer device (6) can be axially inserted into the casing (2) for assembling the heating device (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Mahle International GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Dr. Beetz, Gerd Kissner
  • Patent number: 8280236
    Abstract: In various embodiments, the invention provides a system for heating a liquid, such as, for example, water, comprising a plurality of liquid heaters, the inlets and outlets of which are respectively connected in a parallel flow relationship by respective manifolds, and configured to provide liquid having a temperature of greater than about 90 degrees Fahrenheit at a flow rate of greater than about 10 gallons per minute. In various embodiments, the present invention provides an electric tankless liquid heater system capable of delivering hot liquids, and in particular water, at even higher flow rates and or temperatures, including, but not limited to, flow rates greater than about: (1) 12 gpm; (2) 18 gpm; (3) 20 gpm; and (5) 20 gpm; and/or temperatures of greater than about: (1) 100° F.; (2) 120° F.; (3) 140° F.; and (4) 180° F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Eemax Incorporated
    Inventor: Edward Vincent Fabrizio
  • Publication number: 20120224839
    Abstract: An electric heater for fuel of endothermal engines, in particular for fuel systems called “common rail” and the like, includes a heating part and a terminal adapted to be associated with one end of the hollow body of a fuel feeding duct; advantageously, the terminal is at least partly made of plastic material. A fuel feeding duct to which the heater is applied, as well as to a fuel warm-up device, are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: ELTEK S.P.A.
    Inventors: Mauro Zorzetto, Alberto Barbano, Paolo Colombo, Mirco Arata
  • Patent number: 8249438
    Abstract: A dryer circuit includes a main circuit and a connection controller. The dryer circuit includes a power unit, a first and second heating units, a first and a second switches, a motor having a fan installed, a resistor, a first diode, and a second diode. The first and the second heating units are coupled to ground respectively through the first and the second switches. The resistor is coupled between the first heating unit and the motor. The first diode is coupled between the second heating unit and the motor. The second diode is coupled between the first heating unit and the motor and in series with the resistor. The connection controller controls the first and the second switches on or off for adjusting the power supplied to the motor, and the first and the second heating units at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Tek Maker Corporation
    Inventor: Teh-Liang Lo
  • Patent number: 8249439
    Abstract: A high-pressure gas-heating device has a pressurized container (1) carrying a gas, a heating element (3) arranged in the pressurized container (1), and an insulation (2). The insulation (2) is arranged on the interior wall of the pressurized container (1). The pressurized container (1) is designed for pressures of to 100 bar, and at least one flow distributor element (5) is arranged in an inflow area of the pressurized container (1) to distribute the inflowing gas over the entire width of the heating element (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Linde Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Peter Heinrich, Heinrich Kreye, Tobias Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20120204374
    Abstract: Apparatus for providing a heated cleaning fluid to a vehicle surface having an inlet port for receiving an amount of fluid; a housing bounding a reservoir in fluid communication with the inlet port; and an outlet port in fluid communication with the reservoir for dispensing an amount of heated fluid. A heater element heats fluid that passes from the inlet to the outlet port through the reservoir. A heat exchanger in thermal contact with the heater element for conveying heat to the fluid within the reservoir has a strut that divides fluid entering the housing through the inlet port into two flow paths and elongated fins that extend outwardly from the strut at transverse angles that bound fluid flow channels for fluid moving through said reservoir. A control circuit energizes the heater element with a voltage to heat the heating element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: Nartron Corporation
    Inventors: David Shank, John Washeleski, Peter Strom