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  • Publication number: 20160252308
    Abstract: A thermal ground plane is provided. The device includes a casing characterized by a first casing portion and a second casing portion, the first casing portion united with the second case portion via an ultrasonic weldment so as to delimit a hermetically sealed casing chamber. A phase-change media, a wicking structure and a spacing element are further characteristic of the device, each of which residing within the casing member. The wicking structure is adjacent the first casing portion of the casing, with the spacing element intermediate the wicking structure and the second casing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Applicant: Minco Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Russell H. STREHLOW
  • Patent number: 8173939
    Abstract: A non-film based, thermally conditionable light transmitting article is provided. The article includes an adhesively coated resistive wire and a substrate suitably selected for light transmittance. The adhesively coated resistive wire is solely and directly adhesively affixed to the substrate so as to be thereby supported upon and by the substrate. A layer of adhesive, in the form of an adhesive linkage originating from the adhesive of the adhesively coated resistive wire, is present between the resistive wire and the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Minco Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter M. Bobgan
  • Patent number: 9671174
    Abstract: A thermal ground plane includes a casing having a first casing portion and a second casing portion, the first casing portion united with the second case portion via an ultrasonic weldment so as to delimit a hermetically sealed casing chamber. A phase-change media, a wicking structure and a spacing element are further characteristic of the device, each of which resides within the casing member. The wicking structure is adjacent the first casing portion of the casing, with the spacing element intermediate the wicking structure and the second casing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Minco Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell H. Strehlow, Peter M. Bobgan
  • Patent number: 8305186
    Abstract: A resistive temperature detector assembly characterized by improved calibration means is generally provided. The assembly includes a primary resistive element, characterized by a temperature coefficient of resistance TCR1, for detecting temperature, and a calibration component characterized by first and second resistive elements, each operatively united with each other, and with the primary resistive element. The first resistive element is configured and/or adapted so as to permit selective passage of current through at least a portion thereof, with the first and second resistive elements characterized by temperature coefficients of resistance TCR1 and TCR2, TCR1 having a value intermediate the value of TCR1 and TCR2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Minco Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Bryan Jacob Myers
  • Patent number: 9100992
    Abstract: An assembly suitable for controlling the temperature of a workpiece operatively engaged thereby is provided. The assembly generally comprises a housing characterized by first and second housing members sealingly united at their peripheries, and a heater cartridge enclosed within the housing and compressively retained interior of the sealingly united peripheries of the housing members. The heater cartridge comprises a heat conducting casing characterized by first and second heat conducting casing members and a composite heating element compressively retained between the heat conducting casing members. The first and second heat conducting casing members are selectively united interior of their peripheries so as to delimit heat conduits for the heater cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Minco Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter M. Bobgan, Timothy Robert DeBruin
  • Patent number: 6844805
    Abstract: A temperature detection and switching assembly comprising a solid state low temperature cut-out, operatively linkable to a remote controller, is provided. Preferably, the solid state low temperature cut-out comprises a plurality of spaced apart programmable temperature switches supported by an elongate flexible substrate. An elongate, flexible yet rugged casing is further provided for housing the solid state low temperature cut-out, as is a mounting fixture comprising a fitting, for receiving the casing, a flange extending therefrom, and a gasket for sealing between the flange and a mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Assignee: Minco Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin J. Knutson, Kent S. Delahay, Mark W. Garfield, Mark J. Swenson, Jon S. Shogren
  • Patent number: 9320086
    Abstract: A fail safe heating assembly for operative union with a heat sink and/or work piece is provided. The assembly generally includes a heater characterized by a resistive heating element and a dielectric substrate, and a resistive sensor, substantially coextensive with the resistive heating element of the heater and united therewith so as to define a composite heating assembly. The resistive heating element is supported upon the dielectric substrate, with the heater including leads for operative union with a current source. The resistive sensor is characterized by a first resistive sensor portion having a resistive material delimiting a first resistive pattern, and a second resistive sensor portion having a resistive material delimiting a second resistive pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Minco Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell H. Strehlow, Matthew J. Fuhs, Jamin Robert Taylor, Scott A. Dupay
  • Patent number: 10036599
    Abstract: A thermal energy storage assembly characterized by a housing having first and second chambers characterized by first and second phase-change media, respectively, is generally provided. The housing includes first and second housing portions and a partition structure, the housing portions and the partition structure united about their peripheries via an ultrasonic weldment so as to delimit the housing chambers. The second housing chamber includes condenser and evaporator chamber portions or segments. The partition structure and the second housing portion are selectively united via ultrasonic weldment in furtherance of forming tensioning elements within same. A wicking structure and spacing element reside within the second housing chamber to aid phase-change of the second phase change media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Minco Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell H. Strehlow, Peter M. Bobgan
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