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8080766 Steam oven system with steam generator  
A steam cooker includes one or more cooking chamber having an access door. A steam generator unit is provided for heating water to generate steam. The steam generator unit may be connected for...
8080769 Characterization of AC mains circuit parameters  
Methods, devices, and systems implementing AC mains circuit parameter characterization are provided. One example embodiment of an image forming device includes a variable electrical load, and a...
8063341 Image forming apparatus  
The fixing apparatus of an image forming apparatus has a heating device, a feeding device and control device, wherein in a case of continuously forming images onto the material to be heated,...
8049144 Plasma arc coating system  
A system for coating a substrate includes a heater that heats the substrate. The heater includes a two-dimensional array of a plurality of heat sources which supply heat to the substrate when the...
8049142 Convection preheat system and method for radiant baking  
A cooking appliance includes a cabinet forming an oven cavity, a broil heating element, a bake heating element, a convection heating system and a controller. The convection heating system develops...
8044326 Steam cooking apparatus  
A steam cooking apparatus having a steam generating device that generates steam to be fed to a heating chamber and a vapor heating heater that heats the steam generated by the steam generating...
8039774 Electrical heater with a resistive neutral plane  
A heating system in the form of a multi-layer, yet relatively thin and flexible panel. The panel contains a number of layers including first, second and third electrically insulating layers. A...
8035063 Electronic power control for cooktop heaters  
A power control system for an electric cooktop. The power level is set by a knob connected to a potentiometer. Potentiometer information is digitally communicated by a controller over a serial...
8035060 Inkjet printhead with a plurality of vapor bubble generators  
The invention provides for an inkjet printhead having a plurality of micro-electromechanical vapor bubble generators. Each bubble generator includes a nozzle in fluid communication with an ink...
8030598 Electric grill  
An electric cooking assembly includes a main body portion that defines a cooking area. First and second cooking surfaces are contained within the cooking area. A first electric heating element...
7982165 Metal heat treating systems that control the ratio of hydrogen to water vapor in metal heat treating atmospheres  
A system for heat treating a metal product has an annealing zone having a first preselected atmosphere condition, a cooling zone having a second preselected atmosphere condition different than the...
7977609 Temperature measuring device using oscillating frequency signals  
This invention provides a wafer-type temperature sensor capable of eliminating the need for an A/D converter, adapting itself to automation and improving the heat resistance to measure temperature...
7973265 Coupled optical waveguide resonators with heaters for thermo-optic control of wavelength and compound filter shape  
An integrated optical device is disclosed comprising a substrate, optical waveguide, and compound optical resonator having a temperature sensor, at least two coupled optical resonators, and a...
7952049 Method for multi-step temperature control of a substrate  
A method of changing the temperature of a substrate during processing of the substrate includes providing the substrate on a substrate holder, the substrate holder including a temperature...
7932480 Multiple heater control system with expandable modular functionality  
A multiple heater control system includes cables, connectors, and junction boxes for user-friendly daisy chain connections of heater controllers and heaters in various configurations or...
7892423 Dialysis system including multi-heater power coordination  
A dialysis system includes a first fluid heater, a second fluid heater, and a logic implementer configured to synchronize the duty cycles of the first and second heaters so that (i) power is not...
7885557 Thermistor isolation technique for a ceramic fuser heater  
An electrically isolated temperature sensor for use with a printer, copier, or all-in-one fuser. The fuser includes an AC driven heater to which a thermistor is mounted for sensing the temperature...
7823626 Refrigerated oven  
A refrigerated oven having a cooking chamber in which is provided a heating elements and a refrigeration unit chamber in which is provided a refrigeration unit. The refrigeration unit is fluidly...
7813627 Low vapor pressure high purity gas delivery system  
Systems, apparatuses and methods for vapor phase fluid delivery to a desired end use are provided, wherein the conditions of the system are monitored to determine when the water concentration or...
7718933 Methods and systems for direct manufacturing temperature control  
Methods and systems for direct manufacturing are provided. The system includes a part bed, a deck disposed within the part bed, and a heater configured to heat a workpiece area adjacent the deck....
7718932 Electrostatic chuck having radial temperature control capability  
An electrostatic chuck (“chuck”) is provided for controlling a radial temperature profile across a substrate when exposed to a plasma. The chuck includes a number of independently controllable gas...
7698023 Apparatus and method for thermal stabilization of PCB-mounted electronic components within an enclosed housing  
An apparatus comprises a matrix of thermoelectric devices for applying thermal gradients across an electronic component mounted in a PCB substrate within an enclosed housing. A matrix of...
7675006 Temperature sensing circuit in cooking appliance and controlling method of the same  
A temperature sensing circuit and a method of automatically controlling the temperature sensing circuit in a cooking apparatus for more accuracy are provided. In the method, the low temperature...
7671304 Multiple zone temperature controller for injection molding system  
A multiple zone temperature controller for a hot runner injection molding system. The temperature controller includes inputs for signals from two or more thermocouples corresponding to two or more...
7650833 Method and apparatus for food preparation and holding station synchronization  
A system for synchronization of a food preparation appliance and a holding station comprising a food preparation appliance for processing a food during a food preparation cycle and a holding...
7628107 Food product timing system  
A food timing system is disclosed that includes a number of timer modules associated with food holding devices in a restaurant. The timer modules are connected in a network for communicating...
7619181 Heating system for bathing unit  
A control system suitable for use with a bathing unit system having a water receptacle is provided. The control system comprises a heating module, a power source and a controller in communication...
7619184 Multi-parameter process and control method  
A method and system for generating control settings for a multi-parameter control system. The interdependencies of processing tools and the related effect on semiconductor wafers within a...
7599636 Fixing apparatus with current control to heater  
A fixing apparatus has first and second heating members and a current control unit which controls a number of waves and each of a first AC current to the first heating member and a second AC...
7589299 Electronic power control for cooktop heaters  
In one aspect, a cooktop heating system that include a first cooktop heating element, a second cooktop heating element, and an interface device. The system also includes a controller for...
7582850 Household electrical appliance comprising two heating sub-assemblies articulated on each other  
The subject is a household electrical appliance (1) comprising two articulated heating sub-assemblies (2, 3) and resistances (7) connected to an electricity supply component (8). The component (8)...
7582849 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...
7579573 Thermal activation method and thermal activation device for a heat-sensitive adhesive sheet  
A thermal head has heating elements that can be selectively driven independently from one another during a driving operation to directly heat, and thereby thermally activate, regions of a...
7566846 Multi-zone blanket arrangement  
A multi-zone blanket includes a body including first heat zones juxtaposed side-by-side and symmetrically aligned within a body cavity. A first primary heating element passes through each of the...
7547863 System and method for control of supplemental appliances  
A system and method for controlling one or more appliances includes a control system where one appliance is in a condition such as having operated at full capacity for a predetermined period of...
7521653 Plasma arc coating system  
A system for coating a substrate includes a heater that heats the substrate. The heater includes a two-dimensional array of a plurality of heat sources which supply heat to the substrate when the...
7495194 Heating apparatus and heating method  
A heating apparatus includes a plurality of heating means that heat a heated object, a temperature measuring means that measures temperatures of some of the plurality of heating means, a heated...
7491911 MEMS bubble generator for large stable vapor bubbles  
A MEMS vapour bubble generator that uses a heater in thermal contact with a liquid to generate a bubble. The heater is energized by an electrical pulse that is shaped to have a relatively low...
7469500 Nematode extermination in place using heat blankets  
A system and method for nematode extermination in lawns using an array of insulated heat blankets (2) placed on the lawn, and energized in a controlled sequence to raise the soil temperature to an...
7420140 Method and apparatus for controlling the energization of a cooking appliance  
A control system for an oven includes a first and a second temperature sensor, and a controller. The oven has a first cavity and a second cavity and includes, a first electrical heating element...
RE40464 Evaporation device for multiple volatile substances  
An evaporation device is disclosed for evaporating volatile substances such as insecticides and aromatics of a type having a housing containing a heating block with a heating element, a container...
7371996 Roller-equipped annealing lehr  
A roller-equipped annealing lehr for flat glass, having a roller conveyor inside a lehr housing, with heating units arranged in pairs above and below the roller conveyor, in rows situated one...
7368686 Apparatus and methods for operating an electric appliance  
An electric cooking appliance is provided. The electric cooking appliance includes a plurality of surface heating elements and a plurality of sensors configured to monitor an operational status of...
7351937 Control circuits for hot melt adhesive heater circuits and applicator heads  
An electronic control circuit, for use in connection a hot melt adhesive dispensing system having a relatively large applicator head, has a plurality of heater circuits and a plurality of...
7342202 Electric grill  
An electric cooking assembly includes a main body portion that defines a cooking area. First and second cooking surfaces are contained within the cooking area. A first electric heating element...
7332692 Redundant control circuit for hot melt adhesive assembly heater circuits and temperature sensors  
A redundant control circuit comprises a pair of heater circuits for heating a hot melt adhesive hose assembly to a predetermined temperature level, and a pair of temperature sensors which are used...
7328654 Food warming apparatus  
In general, one embodiment of the invention is directed to apparatus for warming pre-cooked sandwich buns and the like to a desired holding temperature and then holding the buns at such holding...
7230204 Method and system for temperature control of a substrate  
A substrate holder for supporting a substrate in a processing system and controlling the temperature thereof is described. The substrate holder comprises a first heating element positioned in a...
7223944 Oven temperature control system  
An oven temperature control system for an oven cell having a top heating element with two separate heating conductors in a top portion of the oven cell, a bottom heating element with two separate...
7214910 On-chip power supply regulator and temperature control system  
An on-chip temperature control system includes a temperature sensor, which monitors a temperature of a chip, and a hysteresis comparator which checks whether the temperature is in an acceptable...