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9040879 RF heating at selected power supply protocols  
Disclosed is an apparatus for applying RF energy to an object in an energy application zone via one or more radiating elements at a plurality of modulation space elements (MSEs). The apparatus may...
9029740 Air impingement heater  
Apparatus and methods for heating of one or more substrates with a plurality of independently controllable heating zones. Pressurized air is provided to each of a plurality of independently...
8983283 Method and apparatus for operating an electric water heater using adjustable temperature setpoints  
A control system for an electric water heater having an upper heating element and a lower heating element is disclosed. The control system includes a control module that controls operation of the...
8933377 Control device for an electrical heating device for a cooking field, cooking field and method for operating such an electrical heating device  
A control device for an electrical heating device for a cooking field with a cooking field plate comprises an electro-mechanical switching device for adjusting a power of said heating device with...
8929724 High efficiency oven and method of use  
A high efficiency oven is disclosed. An exemplary high efficiency oven includes two or more infrared heating elements selected to generate different wavelengths in an oven cavity, a temperature...
8907254 Heating control system, deposition device provided therewith, and temperature control method  
A heating control system which allows a plurality of heaters to heat an object without depending on a variation in characteristics among a plurality of heater power sources includes: a...
8909033 Control systems for renewable hot water heating systems  
A method is provided for interconnecting a single electrical heating element of a hot water heater to first and second AC electrical power sources. Typically, these first and second AC electrical...
8907255 Method for deicing a power supply line for railway vehicles  
This method for deicing a direct current power supply line for railway vehicles is provided for a line extending between at least a first and a second reversible substations able to supply an...
8890039 Method and heating system for heating a fluid line system, particularly in a motor vehicle  
A method for heating a fluid line system with at least two electric heating elements (R1, R2, R3), which are operated electrically in parallel and each heating element (R1/R2/R3) is separately...
8878106 Toast oven having at least five heating elements  
A countertop multi-function oven. The oven, comprising: an internal compartment; a door for the compartment; at least five heating elements; the fifth heating element being located between two top...
8859940 Image heating apparatus  
The image heating apparatus includes first and heat generation member, a connection state switching section switching the first and second heat generation members between a serial connection state...
8809747 Current peak spreading schemes for multiplexed heated array  
A method of operating a heating plate for a substrate support assembly used to support a semiconductor substrate in a semiconductor processing apparatus, wherein the heating plate comprises power...
8803038 Apparatus for image formation  
An apparatus for image formation comprises a fixing unit, first to fourth switching units, a DC power supply unit, an accumulating unit, a charging unit, and a switching control unit. The first...
8803041 High-performance flow heater and process for manufacturing same  
A flow heater (100, 200, 300, 400, 500) with a tube arrangement including at least one tube (105, 106, 205, 206, 305, 306, 404, 405, 406) for passing through a fluid to be heated or a plurality of...
8796592 Staining device having automatic mains voltage detection and voltage changeover  
A staining device for staining samples has a heating device including a first heating element and a second heating element. A switch arrangement allows the two heating elements to be connected in...
8791390 Image heating apparatus  
An image heating apparatus includes an endless belt; first, second, third and fourth resistors having resistances R1, R2, R3 and R4, arranged in this order from an upstream side in a feeding...
8768526 Water heater demand side management system  
A system for shifting energy demand from on-peak time windows to off-peak time windows by using hot water heater load shifting, while providing the end user with the level of service (i.e.,...
8761950 Power control system and method and program for controlling power control system  
A power control device includes a priority setting section capable of setting a use priority of a home appliance connected wirelessly or via cable or an adapter connected to the home appliance....
8748783 Oven with interface device  
A countertop multi-function oven has a baking and a toasting mode. The oven has, in vertical arrangement, a first rotating time selection dial and second rotating temperature selection dial and...
8680441 Heating plate with planar heater zones for semiconductor processing  
A heating plate for a substrate support assembly in a semiconductor plasma processing apparatus, comprises multiple independently controllable planar heater zones arranged in a scalable...
8680440 Control circuit for controlling heating element power  
A control circuit and associated method for dynamically controlling power to one or more heating elements are provided. A power source supplies power to a load through one or more current pass...
8563901 Method and apparatus for top heat bake assist in a gas oven appliance  
A method and apparatus are described for providing top heat to assist with baking in an oven appliance having a gas bake burner. The top heat is provided by a heating element positioned in the top...
8558147 Shaped heater for an aerosol generating system  
A heater for heating an aerosol-forming substrate includes a plurality of elongate heating elements arranged in an elongate array. The elongate array has a support end with a first dimension, a...
8546732 Heating plate with planar heater zones for semiconductor processing  
A heating plate for a substrate support assembly in a semiconductor plasma processing apparatus, comprises multiple independently controllable planar heater zones arranged in a scalable...
8541719 System for reduced peak power consumption by a cooking appliance  
According to one aspect of the present disclosure, a system for reducing peak power consumption in an electromechanically controlled cooking appliance is provided. The system comprises a surface...
8525082 Method for performing an automatic cooking process  
The present invention relates to a method for performing an automatic cooking process in an oven, wherein the oven is in a preheated state with a first starting temperature (T0) in the beginning...
8525081 Food steamer containers with sequential ohmic water heating  
A liquid heating system includes an electric current controller, a first container, and a second container. The first container includes a first liquid and a first electric heating system. The...
8513574 Heat treatment apparatus emitting flash of light  
Flash lamps connected to short-pulse circuits and flash lamps connected to long-pulse circuits are alternately arranged in a line. The duration of light emission from the flash lamps connected to...
RE44312 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...
8450658 Semiconductor processing apparatus  
An output-history storing unit stores past and present measurement data input to a measurement-data input unit while distinguishing the measurement data for each of output sources. An...
8395095 Electrothermal transfer device and electrothermal transfer method  
An electrothermal transfer device includes a substrate, a plurality of electrothermal components and a heating circuit. The electrothermal components are disposed on a surface of the substrate and...
8378272 Heat treatment apparatus, heat treatment method and storage medium  
Disclosed is a heat treatment apparatus for performing a heat treatment on an object to-be-processed by a heater, which can inhibit variation in thermal histories among the objects...
8367979 Cooking platform and related method  
A household range includes a first oven having a first electric cooking element, and a second oven includes a second electric cooking element. A power management system is used to distribute power...
8344291 Dual heating element of a cooking appliance  
A cooking appliance including a plurality of separately controlled cooking areas, a first heating element positioned below one of the plurality of separately controlled cooking areas, a second...
8315510 Light emitting type heat treatment apparatus  
A light emitting type heat treatment apparatus includes relatively low rated power density filament lamps and relatively high rated power density filament lamps, in which a heat treatment...
8283608 Method for heating at least one component of an SCR system using resistive heating elements  
Method for heating at least one component of an SCR system using several resistive heating elements, according to which these heating elements are fed in parallel by a current source and according...
8274020 Apparatus and method of controlling a triple heating element of a cooking appliance  
A cooking appliance and method of operating the same is disclosed. The method includes energizing each of a first heating element, a second heating element, and a third heating element to a...
8258440 Rethermalizing apparatus  
Apparatus for and methods of rethermalizing a package of refrigerated or frozen food are disclosed. In general, heating mechanisms are brought into conductive heat transfer contact with the...
8258437 Non-concentric surface heating element switch  
A cooking appliance has a cooktop including a plurality of separately controlled cooking areas. A first heating element and a second heating element are positioned below one of the separately...
8242417 Temperature control method of heat processing plate, computer storage medium, and temperature control apparatus of heat processing plate  
In the present invention, temperature drop amounts of heating plate regions when the substrate is mounted on a heating plate are detected to detect a warped state of the substrate. From the...
8242415 Product warming apparatus  
A product warming apparatus with at least one product holding container having a bottom surface. An enclosure includes at least one opening configured to receive the product holding container. A...
8225708 Multi-beverage brewer with on-demand variable brew water temperature and method  
A beverage brewer (10) with a temperature selectable dispense system having an on-demand hot water heating chamber assembly (30) with a hot water chamber body (86) having a volume substantially...
8217320 Thermal type flow sensor  
A thermal type flow sensor measures a flow rate of a fluid by means of a heat resistive element having a temperature dependency. The sensor is comprised of: plural heat resistive elements used for...
8204633 Water heater demand side management system  
A system for shifting energy demand from on-peak time windows to off-peak time windows by using hot water heater load shifting, while providing the end user with the level of service (i.e.,...
8203103 Plasma arc coating system and method  
In an embodiment an apparatus for coating a substrate comprises: an array of plasma arcs; a first plurality of reagent manifolds located upstream of the array of plasma arcs and a second plurality...
8173937 Heat treatment apparatus emitting flash of light  
Flash lamps connected to short-pulse circuits and flash lamps connected to long-pulse circuits are alternately arranged in a line. The duration of light emission from the flash lamps connected to...
8138453 Electric oven with multiple broil heaters and method for preheating the electric oven  
A electric oven is provided that includes a body, a cooking chamber located within the body for receiving food, the cooking chamber having an upper surface, a lower surface, and a rear surface...
8089031 Heating apparatus for heating objects to be heated, heating method for heating the objects to be heated, and storage medium in which computer-readable program is stored  
The present invention provides a heating apparatus for heating objects to be processed, which can detect a temperature of the objects to be processed with higher precision and accuracy, thereby to...
8084715 Method and means for heating and controlling the temperatures in a sauna  
A control panel used in combination with a power unit to control the operation of a sauna. The control panel is equipped with a microprocessor that has software and proper circuitry to allow a...
8080767 Thermal processing apparatus and thermal processing method for object to be processed  
A thermal processing apparatus comprising a processing vessel containing, in addition to a plurality of objects subject to heat treatment, an acoustic wave device for temperature measurement. A...