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Electric heating March list of published pending patents 03/07Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 03/29/2007 > 35 patent applications in 31 patent subcategories. list of published pending patents
20070068905 - Wire electric discharge machine: A wire electric discharge machine capable of taper machining with an improved accuracy. A reference wire correction amount d set in advance is determined to be a proper value for a wire-diameter correction amount for a speed control plane, and adjustment amounts for adjusting the reference wire correction amount for... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20070068906 - Welding gun with controller and method for using same: A welding gun assembly including a housing that defines a first chamber and a second chamber. The assembly also includes a first piston moveably disposed in the first chamber and a second piston moveably disposed in the second chamber. The assembly includes an intensifying rod that can move at least... Agent: Daimlerchrysler Intellectual Capital Corporation Cims 483-02-19
20070068907 - System and method for monitoring a weld operation: A system for monitoring a weld operation is provided. The system includes an ultrasonic wave generator adapted to deliver an ultrasonic wave to a target material during the weld operation and an ultrasonic receiver adapted to receive the ultrasonic wave propagated through the target material. The system also includes a... Agent: Patrick S. Yoder Fletcher Yoder
20070068909 - Microwave generator and apparatus using the same: A microwave generator comprises: a high-frequency power section that includes a diamond SAW oscillator and outputs a high-frequency signal outputted from the diamond SAW oscillator to a subsequent stage; and a waveguide unit that emits the high-frequency signal inputted from the high-frequency power section in a form of microwave.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20070068908 - Methods and apparatus for irradiating a substrate to avoid substrate edge damage: Methods and apparatus (100) for scanning a surface (12) of a substrate (10) with an obliquely incident radiation beam (20) over a select scan path (210) to avoid damage (30) to the curved edge (14) of the substrate. The methods and apparatus allow for the substrate edge to be irradiated... Agent: Allston L. Jones Peters, Verny, Jones, Schmitt & Aston L.L.P.
20070068910 - Arc welding robot: The invention provides an arc welding robot capable of collecting and displaying waveform data in a welding operation without using an external device. The arc welding robot comprises: a manipulator 101 including a welding torch 124 mounted thereon; a control unit 102 for operating the manipulator 101 in a given... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20070068911 - Device and method for drying electrode coating: A device for at least partially drying the outer coating on a stick electrode in the form of a generally straight center welding wire of magnetic metal with an axis and surrounded by an extruded pliant mass with a settable binder. The device comprises a conveyor to transport a succession... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Lincoln
20070068912 - Ergonomic handle attachment with adjustment feature: An ergonomic handle attachment to be used with a welding torch handle, the attachment has an attachment portion which is selectively attached to a wall of the handle; a hand grip portion which is selectively attached to the attachment portion, and, a locking member extending from the hand grip portion... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Lincoln
20070068913 - Heat-generating element of a heating device: A heat-generating element of a heating device for heating air includes at least one PTC element and, lying on opposing side surfaces of the PTC element, electric strip conductors. A heat-generating element that is improved with a view to safety from electric flashovers and leakage currents is created with the... Agent: Boyle Fredrickson Newholm Stein & Gratz, S.c.
20070068914 - Heat-generating element of a heating device: A heat-generating element of a heating device for heating air includes at least one PTC element and, lying on opposing side surfaces of the PTC element, electric strip conductors. A heat-generating element that is improved with respect to the safety against electric flashovers is created with the invention under consideration... Agent: Boyle Fredrickson Newholm Stein & Gratz, S.c.
20070068915 - Thermostatic biasing controller, method of thermostatic biasing and an integrated circuit employing the same: The present invention provides a thermostatic biasing controller for use with an integrated circuit. In one embodiment, the thermostatic biasing controller includes a temperature sensing unit configured to determine an operating temperature of the integrated circuit. Additionally, the thermostatic biasing controller also includes a voltage controlling unit coupled to the... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20070068916 - Heating blanket cover construction and methods of manufacture: A heating blanket cover is constructed from a lower sheet, which may include a first material layer laminated to a second material layer, and an upper sheet bonded to the lower sheet along a longitudinally extending bonding site, wherein the upper sheet extends laterally from the bonding site over the... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
20070068917 - Method of estimating the temperature of an oxygen sensor heating element: The resistance of an oxygen sensor heating element is estimated by modeling the effects of physical and electrical heating on the resistance of the heating element lead-in conductors, and subtracting the lead-in conductor resistance from a measure of the heating circuit resistance. The lead-in conductor resistance model is based on... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20070068919 - Electronic miniature pancake maker: A device that automatically, rapidly, and consistency bakes and browns pancakes (also known as hotcakes, griddlecakes, flapjacks, and French Crêpes) without the use of the traditional frying pan. Convection heating is used to bake the inside of the pancake while radiation heating is used to brown the top and the... Agent: Stanley H. Kremen
20070068918 - Method and device for cooking with steam: A method for steam cooking includes introducing steam, from a steam generator device, into a food cooking container through a supply conduit so that at an inlet opening to the food cooking container the steam enters tangentially to a wall of the food cooking container. The generation of steam is... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20070068920 - Bake unit, method for cooling heating plate used in the bake unit, apparatus and method for treating substrates with the bake unit: There is provided a method for cooling a heating plate used in a bake unit. According to the method, the heating plate is cooled with a temperature adjustment plate that is cooler than the heating plate by providing the temperature adjustment plate on the heating plate. The temperature adjustment plate... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20070068921 - Heater module for semiconductor manufacturing equipment: Heater module, and semiconductor manufacturing equipment in which the heater module is utilized, for raising the cooling speed of a post-heating heater markedly more than conventional, and that can contribute toward bettering and improving productivity, without accompanying scaling-up of and cost increases in the semiconductor manufacturing equipment. The heater module... Agent: Judge & MurakamiIPAssociates
20070068922 - Process fluid device temperature control: A field device system for use in an industrial process includes a field device configured to couple to the industrial process and monitor or control the industrial process. The field device provides a temperature control signal output related to a temperature of the field device. A heater coupled to the... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20070068923 - Bus bar coupling for conductive fabric heaters: A flexible heating subassembly, that may be incorporated in a heating blanket or any other type of flexible heater, includes a conductive fabric heater to which first and second conductive bus bars, each being disposed alongside a respective first and second lateral edge of the heater, are coupled, each with... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
20070068924 - Virtual hearth design system: A method and system for simulating a living space capable of receiving a heating appliance. The method includes loading onto a computer system or a computer readable medium data representing at least a portion of the living space. The method further includes selecting from a data storage device or the... Agent: Faegre & Benson, LLP Patent Docketing
20070068925 - Electric appliance setting system, image processing apparatus, electric appliance, and program product therefor: An electric appliance setting system, comprising an image processing apparatus with an image scanning system, at least one electric appliance, which is communicably connected with the image processing apparatus through a network, is provided. The image processing apparatus includes a setting sheet print controlling system and a setting data transmission... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C. Dept. Mot
20070068926 - Power control system and method for regulating power provided to a heating device: A circuit includes a switching device for controlling a power signal to be applied to a heating device. A control circuit is configured for comparing a temperature signal, indicative of the temperature of the heating device, to a temperature setpoint to generate a gate pulse signal that controls the duration... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department
20070068927 - Heat-generating element of a heating device: A heat-generating element of a heating device for heating air including at least one PTC element, electric strip conductors lying on the PTC elements and a longish positioning frame that forms at least one frame opening for holding the minimum of one PTC element. A heat-generating element that is improved... Agent: Boyle Fredrickson Newholm Stein & Gratz, S.c.
20070068928 - Temperature sensor assemblies for electric warming blankets: An electric warming blanket for warming patients during surgery and other medical procedures includes a flexible heater and a temperature sensor assembly coupled thereto; a first layer of water resistant material coupled to a second layer of water resistant material, about a perimeter of the heater, forms a substantially hermetically... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
20070068929 - Bus bar interface for conductive fabric heaters: A flexible heating subassembly, which may be incorporated in an electric warming blanket or any other type of flexible heater, includes a single heater, which is preferably formed from an electrically conductive polymeric fabric. The subassembly further includes first and second conductive bus bars, each extending alongside a respective first... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
20070068930 - Electric warming blanket having optimized temperature zones: An electric heating blanket system includes a flexible sheet-like heating element having a substantially uniform watt density output across a surface area thereof, when the heating element is electrically powered. A temperature sensor is coupled to the heating element at a location where the heating element will be in conductive... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
20070068931 - Novel designs for an electric warming blanket including a flexible heater: An electric warming blanket includes a flexible heater that may be enclosed within a flexible shell, which is, preferably, water resistant and may extend beyond lateral edges of the heater to support stiffening members. A layer of non-conductive flexible porous material may be bonded to one or both sides of... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
20070068932 - Heater for assisting in venous catheterization: Certain embodiments pertain to a heater for warming a patient's extremity in order to cause vasodilation for facilitating venous catheterization.... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
20070068933 - Production of nanostructures by curie point induction heating: An apparatus for synthesizing nanostructures. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a heating device that defines a reaction zone therein and a susceptor made of a ferromagnetic material with a Curie temperature and placed in the reaction zone, where the Curie temperature substantially corresponds to a temperature at which the... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP
20070068934 - Microwave generator: A microwave generator having a central electrode (14) which at the front end has a radiating element (22) and an external electrode (18) which coaxially surrounds the central electrode (14) along an axially extending resonator portion (16), wherein the two electrodes (14 and 18) are of a rotationally symmetrical configuration... Agent: Leopold Presser, Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser
20070068935 - Slow-cooking method and oven: Method for cooking food, to be performed in an oven with a cooking cavity, a core-temperature proble capable of being introduced in a food item placed in the cooking cavity and provided with a temperature sensor for the food temperature and a sensor for detecting the temperature within the oven... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20070068936 - Thermochromic lid for cookware: A lid for article of cookware is covered over a considerable portion of its surface with a thermochromic ink or paint to form a first thermochromic indicator. This first thermochromic indicator undergoes a readily visible change in appearance to notify the cook that the underlying cookware vessel and/or the contents... Agent: Meyer Corporation, U.s. Attn: Edward S. Sherman, Esq.
20070068937 - Microwave heating applicator: A new type of microwave applicator has been disclosed. The applicator according to an embodiment of the invention makes use of an evanescent main power-transferring mode. This evanescent mode is complemented by a second mode, which is a propagating mode that has the purpose of providing a counter-directed magnetic field... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20070068938 - Thawing method and apparatus for articles to be thawed: This invention relates to a method of and an apparatus for thawing an object to be thawed. The method of thawing an object to be thawed according to the present invention comprises a step of generating a first stream (F1) inside of a reservoir (8) containing liquid by supplying additional... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070068939 - Apparatus and method for microwave heating using metallic conveyor belt: An apparatus, system, and method, for using circular mode magnetic microwave energy to heat the product in a continuous microwave process. The microwaves are generated and transmitted as rectangular waveguide mode microwave energy, and are converted by mode converters to circular magnetic mode microwave energy. As circular magnetic mode microwave... Agent: Dykas, Shaver & Nipper, LLP03/22/2007 > 24 patent applications in 22 patent subcategories. list of published pending patents
20070062913 - Probe array and method of its manufacture: A method of forming a probe array includes forming a layer of tip material over a block of probe material. A first electron discharge machine (EDM) electrode is positioned over the layer of tip material, the EDM electrode having a plurality of openings corresponding to a plurality of probes to... Agent: N. Kenneth Burraston Kirton & Mcconkie
20070062914 - Resistance welding-use electrode: In a conventional resistance welding-use electrode, a foot portion at the end is divided into three segments. An object such as a cap is inserted into a hole at the end. The foot portion is bent inward to hold the object by a force, and the object (cap) is pressed... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20070062916 - Process for the: A method for laser beam machining, in particular laser beam welding of bodywork components (14), with the aid of a remote laser head (3). The laser head is guided by a robot (5) including a multi-axial robot hand (7). During the welding process, the emitted laser beam (12) is guided... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC
20070062917 - Laser cutting and sawing method and apparatus: Laser cutting and sawing can be performed on a variety of materials, transparent or non-transparent, including quartz, sapphire, glass, semiconductors, and diamonds. By direct generation of a special laser beam from a laser cavity and/or by shaping of a laser beam, unique characteristics of the beam in X- and Y-axes... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20070062918 - Ultrafast laser direct writing method for modifying existing microstructures on a submicron scale: A method for pre-calibration of a laser micro-machining system to achieve alignment tolerances greater than the diffraction limit of an illumination wavelength. A blank is mounted in the system, such that the beam spot is incident on its top surface. Two marks are ablated in the blank. The centers of... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20070062915 - High precision, rapid laser hole drilling: A laser system produces a first laser beam for rapidly removing the bulk of material in an area to form a ragged hole. The laser system produces a second laser beam for accurately cleaning up the ragged hole so that the final hole has dimensions of high precision.... Agent: Eddie E. Scott
20070062919 - Laser processing method and processing device: Laser beam is irradiated to a surface of a processing target after reforming a cross section of the laser beam with a mask having a pierced hole by concentrating the laser beam passing through the pierced hole by a lens to form an image of the pierced hole of the... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
20070062921 - Full-body laser scribing method of fragile material: This invention enables the full-body (throughout the entire thickness) scribing of a plate made of fragile material such as glass by irradiating the work with the laser beam for heating with or without cooling and thereby generating the tensile thermal stress in the work which exceeds the cleavage toughness of... Agent: Armstrong, Kratz, Quintos, Hanson & Brooks, LLP
20070062920 - Laser assisted machining process with distributed lasers: Laser assisted machining process and machine utilizing multiple distributed laser units that are strategically distributed around the workpiece being machined to simultaneously heat the workpiece, creating a desired temperature distribution for laser assisted machining. Sequential incremental heating from different directions and positions are used, resulting in longer tool life and... Agent: Bahret & Associates
20070062922 - Torch for arc welding gun: A welding torch comprising: a main cylindrical conductive assembly with a front diffuser section having a plurality of circumferentially spaced shielding gas diffuser orifices for directing shielding gas radially outwardly from the assembly, a forwardly facing threaded bore extending through a cylindrical support nose and an elongated wire passageway coaxial... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Lincoln
20070062924 - Control apparatus: A control apparatus is disclosed for controlling nip pressure in a nip of a metering size press. The apparatus includes a metering size press roll and a backing roll which cooperates with the size press roll for defining therebetween the nip. A support post is provided for rotatably supporting the... Agent: David J. Archer
20070062923 - Switching device and system: A heating assembly for a printing device includes a heating device configured to be energized or deenergized. A switching device includes a bimetallic element efficiently thermally coupled to the heating device and configured to deenergize the heating device in a defined period of time in the event of an over... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department
20070062925 - Heater and the method for producing the same using pcb: Disclosed a heater and a method for manufacturing the heater using a PCB process for providing a heater generating heat at a temperature that is proper to use by designing the heater having an accurate resistance using the PCB process on an insulated board. The inventive method comprises the steps... Agent: Park Law Firm
20070062926 - Electric heat-reserving box: An electric heat-reserving box includes a receiving frame, a separating plate, an electric heater, a heat-insulating plate, a bottom plate and plural food trays. The receiving frame has a hollow interior with an upper holding rim. The separating plate positioned under the receiving frame is provided with a switch and... Agent: Ming-tsung Lee
20070062927 - Steam generator system for a household oven: A household oven comprises a housing defining a cooking cavity, a water supply, and a steam generator having an evaporation element fluidly coupled to the water supply and configured to generate steam for introduction into the cavity in response to water being supplied to the evaporation element. A fluid control... Agent: Whirlpool Patents Company - Md 0750
20070062928 - Device for firing ceramic products for dental prostheses: A heating muffle for a muffle kiln for the production of a dental ceramic product containing titanium, which comprises a hollow unit, which is provided with at least one opening for the uptake of the ceramic product and has completely heatable inner walls, and which can form together with a... Agent: Dentsply International Inc
20070062929 - Heating unit and the apparatus having the same: A heater unit that much improves accuracy in thermal uniformity of an object of heating during cooling, particularly rapid cooling, is provided. The heater unit in accordance with the present invention includes a heater substrate for mounting an object of heating and performing heat treatment thereon, and a cooling module... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20070062930 - Method of controlling boiling level: A method is provided for controlling boiling level in an electric cooking assembly (2). The assembly (2) includes an electric heater (12) incorporating an electric heating element (20) and a temperature-responsive device (30) adapted to monitor temperature of the cooking utensil (8) and including a temperature sensing element (38). The... Agent: Ira S. Dorman
20070062931 - Quartz heater tube module: Disclosed is a quartz heater tube module in which the individual quartz heater tube proper has a first and a second coverings covered on the outer surface of the glass tube. The first covering is provided with a first electrode in electrical connection with an electrode of the quartz heater... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Berner, LLP
20070062932 - System and method for heating massage oils and the like: A system for heating substances like oils, lotions, waxes, and gels, includes a container and a separate base unit with at least one heating element. The container with the substance therein is placed onto the base unit to heat the substance. The container is then removed from the base unit... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20070062933 - Resonator with adjustable capacitor for medical device: An apparatus, system and method of a resonator device with an adjustable capacitor for allowing the resonance frequency (F) of the resonator device to continue to be matched to the Larmor frequency of the MRI system. The resonator device includes an inductor coil, a conductive member, a sleeve having first... Agent: Brooks & Cameron, PLLC
20070062934 - Real-time imaging and spectroscopy during microwave assisted chemistry: An instrument and associated method are disclosed for conducting microwave assisted chemical reactions. The instrument includes a microwave cavity, preferably a closed microwave cavity, for conducting microwave assisted chemical reactions, and a source for applying microwave radiation within the cavity and to a vessel and its contents. The instrument also... Agent: Summa, Allan & Additon, P.A.
20070062935 - A microwave heating system for conditioning air in a space by heating the air to change its temperature: A microwave heating system is provided which heats air for a heated space in a heater. The heater includes two concentric enclosures which form an inner and an outer enclosure. The enclosures have an upper end and a lower end. A heating substrate is located in the inner enclosure. The... Agent: Matthew A. Dawson
20070062936 - Microwave susceptors incorporating expandable polymeric particles: The present invention relates to the field of microwave heating, in particular to the use of so-called microwave susceptors for providing localized thermal heating for the purpose of heating an object, such as the browning or crisping a food item. Most particularly, the present invention relates to a technology for... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center03/15/2007 > 31 patent applications in 27 patent subcategories. list of published pending patents
20070056932 - System and method for forming staple pockets of a surgical stapler: A system and method for forming a staple pocket, e.g., on the anvil portion of a surgical stapler device. A laser-machining system may include a laser-emitting device that is configured to emit a laser beam or beams for forming staple pockets on the anvil of a surgical stapler. The staple... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20070056933 - Method for producing a variable flow of melted material and articles therefrom: A method for generating a variable flow of melted material. The method may include: (a) providing first and second members, the members having a potential energy difference between them; (b) extending one or more members at a first average extension rate for a first period while producing an electrical arc;... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl
20070056935 - Fastening tool and method for fastening an element to a component: Disclosed is a fastening tool for fastening elements to components, having a holding device for holding an element. The holding device can be moved along a fastening direction relative to a fastening tool housing by a fastening drive device in order to fasten the held element to a component. In... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20070056934 - Stud welding apparatus with composite cable: A stud welding apparatus includes a power supply and a stud welding tool having a welding head portion and a cable receiving portion. A composite cable having first and second ends is coupled at a first end to the stud welding tool at the cable receiving portion and to the... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Groh, Sprinkle & Citkowski, P.c
20070056938 - Plasma welding method for a golf club head: A plasma welding method for a golf club head includes the steps of: preparing a club head body and a striking plate, and mounting the striking plate to the club head body; moving a plasma nozzle to aim to a connection line formed between the club head body and the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070056937 - Modular units: A modular unit (1) for transporting work pieces (40) and suitable for use in an array of such units, comprises a top (5); transportation means (10) which propel the work pieces onto and/or off said top (10) and against which the work pieces rest when located on the top (5)... Agent: Workman Nydegger (f/k/a Workman Nydegger & Seeley)
20070056936 - Nozzle for plasma torches: The invention relates to nozzles for plasma torches, which are essentially formed from a metal or a metal alloy. Particularly during the operation of such plasma torches for cutting processes using oxygen, an increase in wear occurs on the nozzles, which have to be exchanged with corresponding frequency. It is,... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20070056939 - Method for laser cladding of tubes: A system and process is provided for cladding of cylindrical surfaces. The cladding operation uses a laser head to carry out a welding operation in a tube spinning at high speeds to create smoother interior and exterior linings than can be obtained with conventional welding techniques. As a result, substantial... Agent: Lev Intellectual Property Consulting
20070056940 - Emissivity-independent silicon surface temperature measurement: A method and system for measuring remotely the surface temperature of a silicon wafer and layers, without the need to know the surface emissivity. The surface temperature is measured in-situ and in real-time during a high-temperature process, in a vacuum system, by using the linear polarization property of radiation. A... Agent: Dr. Mark Friedman Ltd. C/o Bill Polkinghorn
20070056941 - Laser processing apparatus and laser processing method as well as debris extraction mechanism and debris extraction method: A laser processing apparatus is provided. The laser processing apparatus removes and extracts debris generated by irradiating a transparent resin layer formed on a substrate with laser light during a patterning process, including debris extraction module provided on the upper side of the substrate, wherein the debris extraction module sucks... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20070056942 - Welding system sequence control apparatus: Welding systems and sequence controllers therefor are presented for controlling components of a welding system during a welding operation. The sequence controller receives system inputs and provides control outputs to the system components, and includes a processing component, an executable sequence control program, and a state table file. The sequence... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Lincoln
20070056943 - Apparatus and method for analyzing a welding process: A wire feed measuring device for wire feed in MIG or MAG welding is disclosed. The device includes a measuring head, which records the length of the fed wire, and a display device. The measuring head is wirelessly connected to the display device.... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20070056944 - Method for controlling and/or adjusting a welding process and welding device for carrying out a welding process: The invention relates to a method for controlling and/or adjusting a welding process, using a melting electrode, wherein after ignition of an electric arc, a welding process, which is adjusted on the basis of several different welding parameters, is carried out by means a welding current source (2), said process... Agent: William Collard Collard & Roe, P.C.
20070056945 - Welding torch having nozzle assembly with independently removable components: Embodiments of an insulated sleeve and a perforated screen may be used in a nozzle assembly for a welding torch. In one embodiment, a welding system includes an electrically insulated sleeve and a perforated screen disposed adjacent to the electrically insulated sleeve. The perforated screen is configured to be captured... Agent: Tait R. Swanson
20070056946 - Warming device for a car seat cover: A warming device for a car seat cover includes a heating layer, and a cord; the heating layer is sandwiched between two layers of a car seat cover, and it is made of electricity-conducting carbon fiber cloth with high resistance; the cord is connected to both the heating layer and... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20070056947 - System and sensor for remote defrost activation: A system and a sensor usable for the automated activation of a defrosting mechanism; particularly the automated defrost of a vehicle window. Further, the sensor is adapted for the detection and measurement of changes in the dielectric constant of a dielectric disposed on a surface. Further still, the sensor is... Agent: Kevin Farrell Pierce Atwood
20070056948 - System and method for preventing growth of mold or mildew in a building: A system for preventing growth of mold and mildew in buildings comprises an air diffusion device covering an opening of a heating ventilation and air conditioning duct. A heating cable is affixed to a flange of the air diffusion device that extends along a periphery of a screen covering the... Agent: Robert L. Wolter Beusse Brownlee Wolter Mora & Maire, P.A.
20070056949 - Glow plug: An object is to provide a glow plug in which a gap can be prevented from being generated between a ceramic heater and a cylindrical member even at the time of use in an internal combustion engine, etc. so that electrical conduction of the glow plug can be prevented from... Agent: Sughrue-265550
20070056950 - Removable heater: A batch processing chamber comprising a top plate having at least one opening, and sidewalls, wherein the sidewalls and the top plate define a process volume. At least one removable heater is generally disposed in the process volume, wherein the at least one removable heater can be inserted or removed... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP
20070056951 - Microchip: A microchip is formed on a chip base (composed of a silicone resin) so as to include a temperature controlled portion, which is controlled in temperature by way of a channel and which is brought into contact with Peltier elements. At least one recess is formed in the outer periphery... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20070056953 - Heater unit and semiconductor manufacturing apparatus including the same: A ceramic heater attaining more uniform temperature distribution from the start to the end of cooling is provided. Further, in a cooling module used for cooling the heater, liquid leakage during use is prevented, degradation in cooling capability is prevented and the performance is maintained for a long period of... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20070056952 - Heating unit and wafer prober having the same: A heater unit that can be fabricated in a simple manner and is highly reliable, as well as a wafer prober mounting the heater unit are provided. The heater unit of the present invention includes a mounting base mounting an object to be processed and a heater unit heating the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20070056954 - Heater for fluids comprising an electrically conductive porous monolith: An electrical heater element of controlled resistivity which can be used for a wide range of applications is formed from an electrically conductive synthetic porous carbon monolith.... Agent: Bartlett & Sherer
20070056955 - Controlling spas: A spa control system, the spa control system comprising a processor, wherein the processor is adapted to provide a signal to a user interface representing a spa operation. The user interface coupled to the processor, the user interface comprising a display, wherein the display can comprise of various display technology... Agent: Sinsheimer Juhnke Lebens & Mcivor, LLP
20070056956 - Controlling spas: A spa control system, the spa control system comprising a processor, wherein the processor is adapted to provide a signal to a user interface representing a spa operation. The user interface coupled to the processor, the user interface comprising a display, wherein the display can comprise of various display technology... Agent: Sinsheimer Juhnke Lebens & Mcivor, LLP
20070056957 - Heating device and method for the production thereof and heatable object and method for the production thereof: The invention relates to a heating device comprising a layer containing electrically conductive plastic. The layer contains electrically conductive plastic and exhibits an adhesive characteristic at least in some sections of at least one side. The invention also relates to a method for the production of a heating device which... Agent: Paul D. Bianco: Fleit, Kain, Gibbons, Gutman, Bongini, & Bianco P.l.
20070056958 - Linear motor and stage device using the linear motor: A linear motor can include a coil part having a plurality of coils forming a coil line; a magnet yoke part having a plurality of permanent magnets facing the coil line; and a coil cooling part configured to cool the coil part. The coil cooling part can include a cooling... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
20070056959 - Device for induction hardening: A device (1) for the induction hardening of components (2) which have a circular cross section, especially crankshafts, has two inductor half-shells (4, 5) arranged along a portion of the periphery of the component (2) to be hardened. At least one of the two inductor half-shells (4, 5) has only... Agent: David M. Mundt Cook ,alex ,mcfarron, Manzo Cummngs & Mehler
20070056960 - Hair styling device and method: A hair styling apparatus including a magnetron and a styling base in communication with the magnetron for styling a moistened lock of hair is provided. A shield removably encases the styling base for shielding microwave radiation emitted from the magnetron. The lock of hair is heated upon activation of the... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20070056961 - Cooking top plate: A substrate is made of a crystallized glass having translucency and an average linear thermal expansion coefficient of −5×10−7/° C. at 30 to 500° C. The substrate has a first surface (working surface) of a smooth surface having a surface roughness Rmax of less than 0.5 μm, and a second... Agent: J.c. Patents
20070056962 - Susceptor panel for brown and crisp microwaving package: A container made of material suitable for use in a microwave having a food supporting tray in the container, a film of microwave interactive susceptor material is located at preselected locations within the container and relative to food that is supported on the tray with means for supporting the food... Agent: David W. Carrithers Carrithers Law Office, PLLC03/08/2007 > 18 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories. list of published pending patents
20070051701 - Machining condition setting method for electrical discharge machines: Standard machining conditions are registered in advance for each workpiece material and other factors in correspondence to machining speed and precision. The standard machining conditions are selected for execution of machining. The machining precision is measured to determine whether or not the measured machining precision and machining speed (machining time)... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20070051702 - Flux system to reduce copper cracking: A granular flux formulated to reduce copper cracking in a weld bead. The granular flux forms a slag during a welding process that inhibits or prevents migration of molten copper migration through the slag.... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Lincoln
20070051703 - Shielding gas mixture for gas metal arc welding of coated steels: This invention relates to a shielding gas mixture for use with gas metal arc welding with a consumable wire electrode of coated steels, said shielding gas mixture consisting essentially of: (vii) from 6 to 10 volume percent carbon dioxide; (viii) from 6 to 10 volume percent helium; and (ix) the... Agent: Praxair, Inc. Law Department - M1 557
20070051704 - Built-in attachment device using selective laser sintering: A method of assembling a first part and a second part. The method may comprise the step of integrally forming an attachment device and a first part. For example, the attachment device may be a nut plate operative to retain a nut therein, and the first part may be an... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker
20070051705 - Systems for processing plate-like workpieces: A system for processing plate-like workpieces, especially metal sheets, comprises a first processing device in the form of a cutting device and also a second processing device, on which a processing line is defined. By means of a workpiece bed of a longitudinal guide a workpiece is movable relative to... Agent: Fish & Richardson Pc
20070051706 - Transparent material processing with an ultrashort pulse laser: Methods for ultrashort pulse laser processing of optically transparent materials. A method for scribing transparent materials uses ultrashort laser pulses to create multiple scribe features with a single pass of the laser beam across the material, with at least one of the scribe features being formed below the surface of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc
20070051707 - High speed laser drilling machine and method: A method of laser drilling a series of holes at spaced-apart hole locations in a workpiece including continually delivering laser pulses to the workpiece, and positioning the workpiece relative to the laser head from one hole location to a next within a time between two consecutive pulses.... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP (pwc)
20070051708 - Laser scanning apparatus and methods for thermal processing: Apparatus and methods for thermally processing a substrate with scanned laser radiation are disclosed. The apparatus includes a continuous radiation source and an optical system that forms an image on a substrate. The image is scanned relative to the substrate surface so that each point in the process region receives... Agent: Allston L. Jones Peters, Verny, Jones, Schmitt & Aston L.l.p.
20070051709 - Flushing lines or cavities of a laser processing machine: Flushing gas lines of a laser processing machine, by supplying a flushing gas to the system in a series of pressure impulses greater than a residual processing gas pressure after completion of a processing sequence, and allowing the supplied flushing gas to expand and mix with any residual gas between... Agent: Fish & Richardson Pc
20070051710 - Laser beam processing machine: A laser beam processing machine comprising a laser beam application means having a condenser for applying a laser beam to a workpiece held on a chuck table to process it, and a dust discharge means for collecting and discharging dust produced by the application of a laser beam to the... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell
20070051711 - Torch for electric arc welding system: A torch for connection to an electric arc welding system having a wire feeder, a power source and a weld process controller for the power source. The torch being connected to the front end of a welding gun, which gun has a rear end with a first unique component of... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Lincoln
20070051712 - Three stage power source for electric arc welding: A three stage power source for an electric arc welding process comprising an input stage having an AC input and a first DC output signal; a second stage in the form of an unregulated DC to DC converter having an input connected to the first DC output signal, a network... Agent: Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP
20070051714 - Method and system for reducing spatter in short circuit transition procedure for gas-shielding welding: A method for reducing spatter in the short-circuit transfer gas shielded arc welding is disclosed. In this method, the resistance changing rate or the impedance changing rate of the welding circuit loop is detected for estimating the diameter of the short-circuit liquid bridge. When the diameter of the short-circuit liquid... Agent: Milde & Hoffberg, LLP
20070051713 - Welding apparatus: Electric power corresponding to the condition of at least one of a welding object and a welding wire as electric power for contact determination is outputted from an output control unit 2, and the state of contact is detected by a contact determination unit 5, so that it is possible... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20070051715 - Power cable for air cooled welding torches: A power cable for use with welding apparatus for conveying power and cooling fluid from a welding machine to a welding torch. The cable includes an outer flexible conduit disposed about a flexible electrical conductor, a pair of end fittings operatively connected to the ends of the conduit and an... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP
20070051716 - Process for manufacturing packaged cored welding electrode: A manufacturing process is disclosed for manufacturing and packaging cored welding electrode. The process comprises providing core fill material, providing a strip of sheath material, bending the strip into a U or V shape, adding the fill material into a channel of the bent strip, joining the outer edges of... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Lincoln
20070051717 - Scent diffuser used with low-temperature dehydrated plant powders: A scent diffuser used with a low-temperature dehydrated plant powder includes: a scent diffuser body having a base and a lid; a heating basin being made by a thermal conductive material and having a three-dimensional heating groove disposed on the surface at the top of the heating basin and a... Agent: Charles E. Baxley, Esq.
20070051718 - Fastening device for fastening small components to a mounting surface by adhesive bonding: A fastening device for fastening a small component, in particular a stud provided with an adhesive flange, to a mounting surface using a heat-activated adhesive that creates an adhesive bond between the component and the mounting surface, has an induction coil to heat the component and/or the adhesive and a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C03/01/2007 > 72 patent applications in 57 patent subcategories. list of published pending patents
20070045236 - Method and apparatus for making tubes: In a method of making a tube, a sheet metal blank is placed in a U-shaped cavity of a lower mold of a shaping tool, and pressed into the cavity by a ram to shape the blank into a U-shaped configuration. In a next process step, the U-shaped blank is... Agent: Henry M. Feiereisen Henry M. Feiereisen, LLC
20070045237 - Method of arc-joining: A method of arc-joining a workpiece with a consumable electrode and with the use of an inert gas shield and a short arc is disclosed. Material is dispensed by the melting electrode to the workpiece while an electronically controlled electrical short circuit is formed. An inert gas is used that... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20070045238 - Method of welding material with reduced porosity: A welding method and apparatus is provided that is suitable for arc welding processes using shield gas. A weld area on an aluminum weldment is exposed to sulfur hexafluoride to chemically bind hydrogen in the weld area with the sulfur hexafluoride to reduce porosity.... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.
20070045240 - Dielectric welding: An apparatus for dielectric welding has an opposed pair of relatively movable electrodes (14, 12), each incorporating an electrically conducting element with a working surface close to and opposed to that of the other electrode. There is a gap (15) between the electrodes, such that a material to be welded... Agent: Law Offices Of William H. Holt
20070045241 - Contact start plasma torch and method of operation: A contact start plasma torch has a shuttle element disposed between a cathodic component and an anodic component. The shuttle element is movable between a first position and a second position and is maintained in the first position during an idle mode and a cutting mode. When the shuttle element... Agent: Ziolkowski Patent Solutions Group, Sc (itw)
20070045243 - Method and system for characterizing nanoparticles in a gun-shot residue: A method and system for characterizing gun-shot residue. More particularly, embodiments of the present invention provide a method that includes determining a size and an elemental composition of at least one nanoparticle from the gun shot residue and computing a temperature of formation of the at least one nanoparticle based... Agent: Sawyer Law Group LLP
20070045244 - Microwave resonance plasma generating apparatus and plasma processing system having the same: A microwave resonance plasma generating apparatus, a plasma processing system having the same and a method of generating a microwave resonance plasma are provided. The apparatus includes a microwave generating unit which generates a microwave, and a plasma producing unit which produces electrons and photons of high energy using the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070045242 - Plasma processing apparatus and processing method, and flat panel display manufacturing method: A plasma processing apparatus includes a stage, processing vessel, and microwave supply device. A target object is placed on the stage. The processing vessel accommodates the stage. The microwave supply device supplies microwaves into the processing vessel, and includes a parallel-plate waveguide, a plurality of slots, a square waveguide array,... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20070045245 - Method and apparatus for alignment of components of a plasma arc torch: A coolant tube and electrode are adapted to mate with each other to align the tube relative to the electrode during operation of the torch. Improved alignment ensures an adequate flow of coolant along an interior surface of the electrode. In one aspect, an elongated body of the coolant tube... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP
20070045239 - Apparatus and method for processing a microfeature workpiece using a plasma: Apparatus and methods for processing microfeature workpieces in a plasma reactor. One embodiment of a plasma reactor includes a reaction vessel, a workpiece holder in the reaction vessel, and a gas distributor in the reaction vessel aligned with the workpiece holder. The gas distributor includes a plurality of first ports... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20070045247 - Inductively coupled plasma alignment apparatus and method: An inductively coupled plasma alignment apparatus having a coil 10 for generating an inductively coupled plasma in a gas, the coil having a first axis 100; a torch 20 passing at least partially through the coil, the torch having a second axis 200; and an adjustment mechanism 80, 110 for... Agent: Thermo Finnigan LLC
20070045246 - Plasma generating electrode and plasma reactor: A plasma generating electrode according to the invention includes at least two opposing plate-shaped unit electrodes 2, each having a rectangular surface and four end faces, and a holding member 5 which holds at least one (fixed end 6) of a pair of parallel ends (pair of ends) of four... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20070045248 - Vacuum arc plasma thrusters with inductive energy storage driver: An apparatus for producing a vacuum arc plasma source device using a low mass, compact inductive energy storage circuit powered by a low voltage DC supply acts as a vacuum arc plasma thruster. An inductor is charged through a switch, subsequently the switch is opened and a voltage spike of... Agent: Jay Chesavage
20070045249 - Method and apparatus for generating an electric arc: A method and apparatus for reducing the gap resistance between two electrodes, such as the electrodes used fusion splicing one optical fiber to another, by injecting negative ions into the gas or gasses that are located between the electrodes. As a result, the voltage that is required to cause dielectric... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott
20070045250 - Method for manually laser welding metallic parts: A method for welding a metal part with a laser that generates a laser beam, where the method includes manually feeding successive portions of a filler material adjacent the metal part and in a pathway of the laser beam, generating the laser beam for melting the filler material, and cooling... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.
20070045251 - Process for manufacturing a tubular component with an insert made of a metal matrix composite: Process for manufacturing a tubular component comprising an insert made of a metal matrix composite, within which ceramic fibers extend, characterized in that it includes a draping step, in which a bonded sheet of coated filaments is draped around a metal mandrel, each filament comprising a ceramic fiber coated with... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070045252 - Laser induced plasma machining with a process gas: Embodiments of methods of laser machining that include inducing formation of a plasma plume from a process gas through interaction of the gas with a laser beam are disclosed. The methods may include removing material from the substrate by interaction of the induced plasma plume with the substrate.... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP
20070045253 - Energy monitoring or control of individual vias formed during laser micromachining: A method and system increase the quality of results achieved by laser micromachining systems. Data relating to parameters controlling laser micromachining process are recorded during the micromachining process, identified by the feature associated with the parameters used to micromachine, and stored on the system. The stored data can be either... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP
20070045254 - Wafer drilling method: A wafer drilling method for forming via holes reaching electrodes in a wafer having a plurality of devices formed on the front surface of a substrate and electrodes formed on the devices by applying a pulse laser beam from the rear surface side of the substrate, wherein a material forming... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell
20070045255 - Laser induced plasma machining with an optimized process gas: Embodiments of methods of laser machining that include inducing formation of a plasma plume from a process gas through interaction of the gas with a laser beam are disclosed. The methods may include removing material from the substrate by interaction of the induced plasma plume with the substrate. The process... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP
20070045256 - Optical fiber-bundle and fiber-optic processing equipment using the same: A fiber-bundle disclosed has: a bundle of a plurality of optical fibers each receives a light beam in one end and emits the light beam from the other end; and an adjuster to adjust positions of a plurality of optical fibers. The configuration can realize a wide variety of irradiation... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20070045257 - Laser control system: A control system, for use with a laser that generates a laser beam, includes a sensor for sensing a position of a hand of a user, and a control for controlling operation of the laser based on the sensed position of the user's hand.... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.
20070045258 - Nozzle polishing device in laser processing machine: A device is provided to remove sputtered materials adhering to a nozzle in a laser processing machine. In a laser processing, some sputtered material S1 adhering to a nozzle 65 degrades copy operations in the processing. A nozzle polishing device 600 comprises a processing head 610, and drives a processing... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (general) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20070045259 - Engine driven converter with feedback control: A method and apparatus for welding with an engine driven inverter power supply includes generating an ac output with an engine and generator. The output is rectified and inverted to provide an ac inverter output. The engine is controlled using feedback indicative of a welding output operating parameter. The feedback... Agent: Corrigan Law Office
20070045260 - Welded aluminum sheets and process therefore: An edge of an aluminum 5xxx series sheet is welded to another aluminum 5xxx series sheet utilizing a low magnesium content aluminum alloy filler. The bottom weld seam metal is heat dressed as by a TIG and subsequently the bottom and the top, are planished to the same thickness as... Agent: Hudak, Shunk & Farine, Co., L.p.a.
20070045261 - Preparation of filler-metal weld rod by injection molding of powder: A filler-metal weld rod of a filler-metal composition is prepared by providing a mass of metallic powders, mixing the metallic powders with a temporary thermoplastic binder to form an injection-moldable mixture, and thereafter injection molding the injection-moldable mixture at an injection-molding temperature above the thermoplastic temperature of the thermoplastic binder... Agent: Mcnees, Wallace & Nurick LLC
20070045262 - Electric heating module for heating air flow, in particular in automobiles: An electric heating module for heating air flow, in particular in vehicles, is provided by the invention having at least one PTC heating element 10 and at least one adjacent heat dissipating area 13, through which air can flow, with heat conducting ribs being in an effective contact to the... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20070045263 - Electrical heating device, especially for motor vehicles: The invention relates to an electrical heating device, especially for motor vehicles, comprising a closed frame (2) consisting of rails (3, 4) and cross rails (5, 6), heating elements (7) consisting of electrically conductive plastic layers (18) having PCT effect, which are arranged between contact plates (15, 16), heat-conducting secondary... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20070045264 - Glass plate with printed conductive members and method of producing the same: A glass plate having printed conductive members, comprises a functional strip (30) being a printed conductive member, a first bus bar (20a) electrically connected to an end of the functional strip and being a printed conductive member, a second bus bar (20b) electrically connected to the other end of the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070045266 - In situ conversion process utilizing a closed loop heating system: An in situ conversion system for producing hydrocarbons from a subsurface formation is described. The system includes a plurality of u-shaped wellbores in the formation. Piping is positioned in at least two of the u-shaped wellbores. A fluid circulation system is coupled to the piping. The fluid circulation system is... Agent: Shell Oil Company
20070045265 - Low temperature barriers with heat interceptor wells for in situ processes: A system for reducing heat load applied to a frozen barrier by a heated formation is described. The system includes heat interceptor wells positioned between the heated formation and the frozen barrier. Fluid is positioned in the heat interceptor wells. Heat transfers from the formation to the fluid to reduce... Agent: Shell Oil Company
20070045267 - Subsurface connection methods for subsurface heaters: A system for heating a subsurface formation is described. The system includes a first elongated heater in a first opening in the formation. The first elongated heater includes an exposed metal section in a portion of the first opening. The portion is below a layer of the formation to be... Agent: Shell Oil Company
20070045268 - Varying properties along lengths of temperature limited heaters: A system for heating a subsurface formation is described. The system includes an elongated heater in an opening in the formation. The elongated heater includes two or more portions along the length of the heater that have different power outputs. At least one portion of the elongated heater includes at... Agent: Shell Oil Company
20070045269 - Thermal garment and method: A heating garment for heating the body of a wearer having a front section adapted to overlie the ventral region of the wearer; a back section adapted to overlie the dorsal thoracic region of the wearer and having a medial portion and lateral portion; electric heating element located in the... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20070045271 - Heating element: a protection layer 4 with insulating property which covers the surface of the heater pattern 3a and the current-carrying part 3b, in which the dielectric layer 2, the conductive layer 3 and the protection layer 4 are formed to unite with the heat-resistant base member 1. There can be provided... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20070045270 - Imaging device temperature management: The present invention is directed to a method and apparatus relating to the thermal management of an image fixing device such as establishing the temperature of a component that engages with the image fixing device in an image forming apparatus.... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department
20070045273 - Patient infusion media warmer and method of use: A warming unit and method for warming an infusion medium prior to introducing the medium into a patient's body. The apparatus includes an outer casing, inlet and outlet tubes secured to the outer casing, a fluid conduit for transporting the infusion medium through the warming unit, and a heating element... Agent: Arent Fox PLLC
20070045272 - Patient infusion media warmer system and method of use: A warming unit and system and method for warming an infusion medium prior to introducing the medium into a patient's body. The apparatus includes an outer casing, inlet and outlet tubes secured to the outer casing, a fluid conduit for transporting the infusion medium through the warming unit, and a... Agent: Arent Fox PLLC
20070045274 - Heat rod assembly and pre-heater for vehicles including the same: Disclosed is a pre-heater for vehicles comprising: A PTC element module including a positive terminal composed of two sheets, an upper sheet of which has a fastening hole and upward bended ribs formed at opposite edges of the fastening hole; a ring-shaped insert insulator inserted between the ribs; a PTC... Agent: Needle & Rosenberg, P.C.
20070045275 - Modular heater systems: A heat trace assembly for heating a conduit is provided that comprises at least one preformed heat trace section adapted to be placed around at least a portion of the conduit and a connector secured to the heat trace section. The connector is adapted for coupling the heat trace section... Agent: Harness, Dickey, & Pierce, P.l.c
20070045276 - Flameless lighter: A lighter includes (1) a housing; (2) a rechargeable electric power source contained in the housing; (3) a heating element operatively connected to the power source; (4) an actuator for selectively connecting the heating element to the power source resulting in electricity being delivered to the heating element to cause... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20070045277 - Active control of heating systems for food service applications: Food service heating systems and methods that include a heating element configured to heat a food service product in a heating area. A controller is coupled to the heating element and configured to control an aspect of the heating element. A sensor arrangement is configured to sense motion of the... Agent: William A. Pollack
20070045278 - Glass ceramic cooktop having at least one burner: A glass ceramic cooktop includes at least one burner delimited in a radial direction by an inner wall of insulation, and a heating element disposed under the burner for heating up a cooking pot placed on the burner. A monitoring element is provided for limiting a heating temperature to a... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20070045279 - Heating element used in diffusion furnaces: An embodiment of the present invention is a heating element structure. A first strip wire shaped in a wave-like configuration is attached to an insulator surface by a plurality of staples placed along the first strip wire.... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20070045280 - Thermal head, driving method and thermal head drive circuit: A thermal head driving method of driving thermal heads is disclosed. The method includes a step of dividing the thermal heads into plural groups, providing for each of the groups a common potential terminal, a step of using a drive circuit to drive the thermal heads of one or more... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20070045281 - Operating device for an electrical appliance having a control panel and subadjacent sensor element and method of operating such an operating device: An operating device for a cooktop has a cover with a control panel with a plurality of operating areas. Below the panel, several FSR sensors are positioned. When a control panel is pushed down by a process of operation, the FSR sensor changes its electrical resistance resulting in change of... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20070045282 - Systems and methods for modifying an ice-to-object interface: A method for controlling a coefficient of friction between an object and ice includes steps of (1) pulsing power to an interface between the object and the ice to melt an interfacial layer of ice at the interface and decrease the coefficient of friction, (2) facilitating refreezing of the interfacial... Agent: Lathrop & Gage Lc
20070045283 - Heat sink and information processing device: A heat sink that is disposed on a heating element and absorbs the heat generated by the heating element includes: a contact surface to which recessed grooves are formed and the region of which excluding the recessed grooves is in contact with the heating element; insertion members having a thickness,... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20070045285 - Automatic heating apparatus: The present invention provides an automatic heating apparatus. The automatic heating apparatus uses a plurality of resistors and a heat conductor to solve the problems encountered when a complex heating circuit of the prior art needs to be operated in a low temperature environment and therefore requires an automatic heating... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20070045284 - Control for a cooking device and method for controlling a cooking device: A control and a method for controlling a cooking device, which is adapted to carry out cooking programs. The control includes a selection element for selecting a cooking program, a first input element for inputting the amount of cooking desired, a processing unit which modifies a parameter of the cooking... Agent: Bsh Home Appliances Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070045286 - Switching power supply and method for stopping supply of electricity when switching power supply exceeds rated capacity: A switching power supply includes a sensor for detecting that the output level of the switching power supply has exceeded a rated output level, and a memory that stores data for estimating temperature change of a heat-producing component during a period in which the output level is higher than the... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P.
20070045287 - Positive temperature coefficient device and method for making same: An improved PTC device and method of manufacturing is disclosed. In one embodiment, the device and method incorporates an improved metal-ceramic composite PTC material manufactured by: (a) heating a ceramic material to a sufficiently high temperature to induce the ceramic material's PTC properties; (b) grinding the ceramic PTC material into... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20070045288 - Inhaler: There is disclosed an apparatus having a housing, a heating element, a heating element switch, a heating chamber, a heating chamber cover, and a controller. The housing is handheld. The heating element is disposed within the housing. The heating element switch may be electrically coupled with the heating element. The... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP
20070045289 - Portable spray system: A portable cart is provided for spraying viscous coating material. The cart holds a resin container and an activator container, each of which is separately heated by conduction. Material transfer lines run from the containers to a spray gun, and the lines are heated. A gas tank and pressure regulator... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker
20070045290 - Heat generating device formed of heat generating diaphragm plates: Disclosed herein is a heat generating device formed of heat generating diaphragm plates comprises an electrically conducting supporting frame and a plurality of heat generating diaphragm plates. The supporting frame consists of two coupled supporting plates facing against each other with a predetermined spacing, surfaces on the two supporting plates... Agent: Bruce H. Troxell
20070045291 - Nano particle generator: Disclosed herein is a nano particle generator that can reduce power consumption, can be miniaturized, and can generate nano particles having various different material characteristics at the same time. The nano particle generator includes a body, a heating unit to heat a material received in the body such that the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20070045292 - Vehicle heating apparatus: A vehicle heating apparatus which directly detects an anomaly in temperature sensors for a heated portion of a vehicle or other device, including first and second front thermistors and first and second rear thermistors in front and rear seats, respectively, and a heater controller which stops a front heater group... Agent: Carrier Blackman And Associates
20070045293 - Power supply, image forming apparatus, and electric current supply method: This invention provides a power supply which supplies an AC electric current to the coil of a heating unit employing the electromagnetic induced heating method via a connector connecting a plurality of wires, and a method for the power supply. The method includes the steps of supplying electric currents to... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20070045294 - Power control apparatus and method for electric cookers: A power control apparatus for electric cookers is disclosed, which comprises: an input unit, for setting parameters of temperature control, power control and timing control, etc.; an output unit, for displaying parameters of temperature, power and timing, etc.; a micro controller unit (MCU), having a programmer pulse generator (PPG) and... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC
20070045295 - Drum heater systems and methods: Aspects of the invention can include an internal heating system for an image transfer drum that can include a box having a plurality of sides, an open side facing the drum and a heater element. The box can have small gaps between it and the internal drum surface to maximize... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC.
20070045296 - Electrode for machines for electromagnetic induction welding of the layers forming a multi-layer printed circuit: The machine (1) comprises at least one U-shaped magnetic circuit (2) provided with a field winding (3), comprising at the outer end of each arm of the magnetic circuit (2) on respective induction electrodes (5s, 5i), both electrodes being perpendicularly arranged as regards the multi-layer printed circuit, coaxially to each... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070045297 - Microwave-assisted processes and equipment therfor: The present invention provides for a system for effecting microwave assisted processes, the improvement comprising the combination of a source for generating microwave radiation, for example with a solid state generator, a self-adjusting cavity for receiving microwave radiation and for receiving a sample to be treated with the microwave radiation;... Agent: Ian Fincham
20070045298 - Method of processing organic materials using microwave radiation: Infant formula in particle form is sterilized by continuously moving a bulk of the homogenized product particles in a cold environment and exposing the particles to concentrated microwave radiation having a frequency between about 20 GHz to about 200 GHz and sufficient power density to heat the particles to their... Agent: Floyd B. Carothers Carothers And Carothers
20070045299 - Method of reducing unburned carbon levels in coal ash: There is disclosed a method of reducing carbon levels in fly ash. The method comprises the steps of: (a) placing the fly ash in a microwave reactor; (b) exposing said fly ash to microwave radiation in the presence of carbon-free material so as to raise its temperature to at least... Agent: Powell Goldstein LLP
20070045300 - Package for an ostomy appliance: A package for a disposable ostomy receiving bag, said package comprising a first compartment capable of accommodating a (fresh) ostomy receiving bag and a second compartment capable of accommodating a used ostomy receiving bag, said second compartment being sealable so as to confine the receiving bag facilitates the handling of... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20070045301 - Automatic cooking system and material handling system with multiple motion control mechanism: This invention relates to an automatic cooking system for automating the cooking process. The said system cooks all kind of possible dishes of any type, composition, and shape. It is entirely an automatic method of cooking. The only requirement for the users would be to bring the food items from... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
20070045302 - Microwave overheating prevention container: A microwave overheating prevention container has at least an external surface in internal and external surfaces of a metallic container coated with a nonmetallic material which is a synthetic resin material. The metallic container comprises an internal container and an external container where end faces are joined together with a... Agent: Sacco & Associates, Pa
20070045303 - Multi-level stack-a-plate arrangement: A stackable cooking vessel arrangement for microwave ovens wherein the arrangement comprises a plurality of plate members suspended at multiple tiers by leg support members within the cooking cavity of microwave ovens.... Agent: Delphine M. James
20070045304 - Food preservative device: A food preservation device has a cover made of silicone and a valve mounted through the cover, and the cover includes a plate with a skirt. The valve has a T-shaped air passage. The silicone cover has flexibility and elasticity, and further possesses heat resistance feature whereby food can be... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC
20070045306 - Casing structure for electronic equipment: A fan motor is mounted on the upper wall of the casing. The lower surface of this upper wall is formed into an inclined surface in which inclination is formed from the front wall side of the casing toward a back wall across from the front wall. When the fan... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20070045305 - High frequency heating apparatus: A high frequency heating apparatus of the present invention includes an inverter power supply for driving the high frequency generating device, a holding member for holding the inverter power supply and cooling fan for cooling down the inverter power supply. The holding member is provided with a holding portion for... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20070045307 - Radio frequency textile drying machine: A textile drying machine comprises a tank for receiving textiles with a spindle inside the tank for supporting the textiles, and a solid-state radio frequency generator. The generator is connected to the spindle and the tank is earthed so that when the generator is operated an oscillating electric field is... Agent: Armstrong, Kratz, Quintos, Hanson & Brooks, LLPPrevious industry: High-voltage switches with arc preventing or extinguishing devices
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