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7202449 Brewing machine power management system and method  
A power management system for managing the power supplied to a plurality of warming elements in a brewing machine, so as to conform to pre-set power safety requirements.
7200327 Electric heating device, in particular for a vehicle heating and/or air-conditioning apparatus  
Electric heating device comprising an electric radiator (10) for heating the air passing through it, said radiator comprising a casing (12), at least one resistive element mounted in the casing...
7196286 Heating apparatus, auxiliary power supply apparatus, auxiliary power supply system, fixation apparatus, and moving picture formation apparatus  
A heating device of the invention comprises a heater, a main power supply, and an auxiliary power supply. The heater includes a main heating element which generates heat with power supplied from...
7193180 Resistive heater comprising first and second resistive traces, a fuser subassembly including such a resistive heater and a universal heating apparatus including first and second resistive traces  
A resistive heater adapted for heating a fuser belt is provided. The heater comprises a substrate, a first resistive trace formed over the substrate, and a second resistive trace formed so as to...
7186958 Inhaler  
There is 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...
7183518 System of food storage preparation and delivery in finished cooked state  
A system configured to provide food storage, preparation, and delivery in a finished cooked state includes a computer control interface, a freezer/refrigeration module, a food transport mechanism,...
7173222 Aerosol generator having temperature controlled heating zone and method of use thereof  
A temperature and flow rate controlled capillary aerosol generator includes two heating zones optionally separated by a region in which a pressure drop is induced. Power is metered or applied to...
7161121 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...
7131549 Double sided grill with automated control including localized prompting and confirmation of manual operations  
Food heating operations and manual manipulations associated with a cooking appliance are controlled by a computer system connected to displays and input switches which arranged in physically...
7109448 Control system for cooking appliance employing radiant cooking  
A cooking appliance includes a heating system which is preferably capable of combining radiant, convection, microwave and conduction heating techniques to perform a cooking operation. The cooking...
7091456 Aircraft hot water supply system  
An aircraft hot water supply system (10) comprising a group of water-use stations (14a–14f) each including a hot water line having a heater (40a–40f) which heats water at a heating rate dependent...
7087867 Programmable oven with broiler temperature interlock  
The oven includes a lower electrical heating element which is located below a support member. Two laterally spaced apart upper electrical heating elements are supported above the support member...
7064295 Thermal processor having flexible duct  
A thermal processor including a heated drum assembly for thermally developing an image in an imaging media. Thermal processor includes an enclosure spaced from and forming an oven around heated...
7060948 Temperature control method and apparatus for driving polymerase chain reaction (PCR) chip  
Provided are a temperature control method and apparatus for driving a polymerize chain reaction (PCR) chip. In the temperature control apparatus, which is for a polymerize chain reaction chip, PCR...
7041940 Power management systems and methods  
A cooking platform includes at least one surface heating element having a first power consumption level and an oven located under the surface heating element. The oven includes a first heating...
7038176 Infinite temperature control for heating element of a cooking appliance  
A cooking appliance includes a cooktop having at least one heating zone having first and second heating elements and a control element for setting a desired cooking temperature for the heating...
7022949 Electric cooking range having multiple-zone power control system and wipe resistant control panel  
A multiple-zone power control system for controlling electric heating elements, including a power control unit having multiple control zones, a touch-sensitive function key, and a touch-sensitive...
7015431 Image forming apparatus with at least two alternately-controlled electric heating elements  
In a heating apparatus in which a plurality of heating bodies are provided and a ratio of an electrical amounts supplied to the respective heating bodies can be changed, two or more phase...
7015432 Water heater control system and method for controlling temperature with same  
A water heater control system is disclosed that can be programmed by a user to go on and off at predetermined times and maintain temperatures below normal usage temperatures. The water heater...
7005614 Cooking apparatus equipped with heaters and method of controlling the same  
A cooking apparatus equipped with heaters and a method of controlling the same. An aspect of the present invention is to increase convenience of a user by identifying a kind of an accessory, such...
6998584 System for output power control on electric heater drive  
Methods and systems are provided for controlling the output power to DC electric heater elements to reduce the input current ripple and to fine-tune the output power to meet the fine-tuning...
6995344 Cooking appliance  
The appliance has a cooking plate (10) and a radiant electric heater (2) having multiple heating zones (12, 14, 16) arranged substantially side-by-side. A temperature sensing assembly (34)...
6989514 System and method for controlling temperature control elements that are used to alter liquid temperature  
A system for controlling temperature control elements used to alter temperatures of a liquid comprises a temperature sensor, a first temperature control element, a second temperature control...
6953916 Control device for hairdresser cutting tool  
To facilitate work with several heatable hairdresser cutting tools, a control device for heatable hairdresser cutting tools is proposed, in which the power circuit device (3) is integrated in a...
6951998 Controller, temperature regulator and heat treatment apparatus  
A plurality of individually corresponding heaters and temperature sensors are provided along with a plurality of a PID control means. An average temperature/gradient temperature calculating means...
6943324 Combination heating system for a cooking appliance  
A cooking appliance includes a gas burner element, at least one electric heating element and a convection airflow system having a convection fan about which is disposed the at least one electric...
6940051 Electric circuit for portable heater  
A heater effectively uses a current controlled fan motor in series with a resistance heating arrangement. The fan motor preferably is wound with a gauge of wire to appropriate for the relatively...
6940050 Electric heating device comprising a plurality of heating elements  
The invention relates to an electric heating device and a method of controlling such a heating device, by means of which homogeneous heating of a heating register is to be achieved. For this...
6911627 Heating element device, heating element mounted structure, temperature control circuit, temperature control apparatus, and module  
A heating element device has a laminate of a plurality of heating element plates, each of the heating element plates having an insulator and a resistor, which is capable of generating heat upon...
6911628 Control system and control unit  
A control unit, which divides a controlled system into a plurality of zones and carries out control of the individual zones separately, can match the timings for the zones to reach a steady-state...
6894254 Heater control system with combination modular and daisy chained connectivity and optimum allocation of functions between base unit and local controller modules  
A heater control system that utilizes electronic temperature control at each of a number of interconnected heaters is provided for monitoring and operating heaters within a narrow temperature...
6881932 High reliability heater modules  
An improved air data sensing probe de-icing system that provides for dramatically increased reliability and lifespan, utilizing solid-state heating elements that are electrically connected in...
6875955 Thermal activation device for heat-sensitive self-adhesive sheet and a printer assembly  
A thermal activation device has a thermal head having heat generating elements for thermally activating a heat-sensitive adhesive layer of a heat-sensitive self-adhesive sheet. The heat-sensitive...
6870140 Universal fuser heating apparatus with effective resistance switched responsive to input AC line voltage  
A plurality of universal fuser heating apparatus embodiments are provided, each of which is capable of receiving any one of a number of input AC line voltages falling within at least two AC line...
6849834 Apparatus for cycle-skipping power control  
In one embodiment of the present invention, a power controller for an AC load comprises: a user interface adapted to interact with a user to produce at least one user interface signal; and a...
6849833 Logical flicker suppression for a temperature controlled heater load  
A temperature control system for reducing flicker in an electrical resistance heater comprising: an electrical resistance heater divided into at least two electrical loads and; a source of...
6847016 System and method for controlling power in an imaging device  
Disclosed are systems and methods for managing power in an imaging device. In one embodiment, a system and a method pertain to operating multiple heating elements in a temporally-shifted manner to...
6847015 Heat treatment apparatus and controller for heat treatment apparatus and control method for heat treatment apparatus  
Temperature control is made without the risk of contaminating object-to-be-processed and with high accuracy. Temperatures are metered out of contact with the objects-to-be-processed, and based on...
6841761 Nominal voltage identification system for electric resistance  
U.S. Ser. No. 2002009312A cooking appliance having an electric resistance heater is connected to a multiple phase external power source and includes a system for compensating for whether the...
6831257 Control system for multiple heating towers a method for heating liquids and distributing operating wear amongst a plurality of heating towers  
The present invention is a system that automatically controls the selection, start-up and operation of primary and secondary heating towers chosen from an array of heating towers having varying...
6831254 Automatic cook sequencing system for multiple ovens with refrigeration unit  
A system used to program and coordinate the cooking operations for two or more ovens such that the cooking operations are completed at the same time, independent of particular setting variations....
6818869 Multiple panel oven having individual controls for combined conductive and radiant heating panels  
A multiple panel cooking oven having individual controls for combined conductive and radiant heating. Each panel comprises an upper heating element for conductive heating and a lower heating...
6794618 Method for electrical heating of furnaces for heat treatment of metallic workpieces  
In order to refine a method for electric heating of furnaces for heat treating metallic workpieces, especially vacuum furnaces usable for plasma carburizing or nitriding, in which the heater...
6781097 System and method for proportional control of oven heating elements  
A system and method for controlling heater element operation in an oven includes a proportional heater signal generator that is mounted in associated with an oven operational mode switch. The...
6756570 Cold start cooking system  
A control system for a cooking appliance enables a consumer to perform a complete cooking operation regardless of whether food is placed into an oven after a preheating operation or from a cold...
6740854 Device for satellites including power supply means and associated with heating means  
A device for satellites is associated with heaters that are turned on when the device is turned off and turned off when the device is turned on. The device includes a power supply, a system for...
6735496 System and method of monitoring multiple control loops in a heater system  
A monitoring system includes a sensor that detects operating conditions in a plurality of control loops of a heater system and generates signals corresponding to the detected operating conditions....
6734403 Cooking oven incorporating accurate temperature control and method for doing the same  
An oven and a method for controlling the ambient temperature in an oven comprising a baking cavity that is preheated with respect to a user-selected temperature set point. The baking cavity can...
6730885 Batch type heat treatment system, method for controlling same, and heat treatment method  
There is provided a batch type heat treatment system, control method and heat treatment method capable of appropriately coping with a multi-product small-lot production. A reaction tube 2...
6730879 Self-cleaning systems and methods  
A self-cleaning oven includes a cooking chamber, a first heating element inside the cooking chamber, and a second heating element inside the cooking chamber. The first and second heating elements...