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9045066 Heater control unit and vehicle seat heater  
A heater control unit controls electric power supplied to a heater provided in a seat. The heater control unit includes an outside air temperature measuring portion that measures an outside air...
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...
9040881 Cooking methods  
The present invention relates to a cooking control method performed by a cooking apparatus for a food item. The method comprises obtaining a unique identifier and cooking data for the food item,...
9040880 Circuit arrangement for sustaining water in contact with a heating element at a set temperature or range within an instantaneous hot water heater unit  
An electronic circuit control arrangement to sustain water discharging from an instantaneous hot water heater at a set temperature or range having a proportional water temperature signal derived...
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Heater control unit and vehicle seat heater
 
A heater control unit controls electric power supplied to a heater provided in a seat. The heater control unit includes an outside air temperature measuring portion that measures an outside air...
9006616 Portable spa monitoring and control circuitry  
Control circuitry for controlling a spa water heater, wherein a microcontroller is configured to detect zero crossings of an A.C. line voltage from a voltage sense signal, to cause closing of a...
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...
8963053 Programmable delay introducing circuit in self-timed memory  
Delays are introduced in self-timed memories by introducing a capacitance on the path of a signal to be delayed. The capacitances are realized by using idle-lying metal layers in the circuitry....
8952299 Dual resistance heater for phase change devices and manufacturing method thereof  
A dual resistance heater for a phase change material region is formed by depositing a resistive material. The heater material is then exposed to an implantation or plasma which increases the...
8921743 Device and method for monitoring a heating appliance  
Disclosed herein is a system for monitoring a heating apparatus that includes a motion detector configured to determine whether a person is proximate the heating apparatus. The motion detector is...
8921739 Systems and methods for windshield deicing  
Cost efficient, lightweight and rapid windshield deicing systems and methods are disclosed. The systems utilize step-up converters or inverters, or dual-voltage batteries, to provide a voltage...
8921741 Cooking temperature and power control  
A system and method for controlling the power delivered to cookware by a power control system that comprises a heating control user interface that is set by the user to a particular heating...
8912683 Smart responsive electrical load  
A smart responsive electrical load (10) is operatively connectable to an electricity supply network (20). The smart responsive electrical load (10) comprises an electrical power-consuming device...
8912469 Safety device  
A safety device for regulating the supply of electricity and/or fuel to an appliance. Electricity and/or fuel may be supplied to an appliance for a period of time responsive to a user operating a...
8912468 Zero-crossing detector circuit and image forming apparatus having the same  
A zero-crossing detector circuit includes: a first capacitor including a first electrode configured to connect to one end of an AC power supply and a second electrode; a second capacitor including...
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...
8898927 Apparatus and methods for drying material  
Exemplary embodiments or implementations are disclosed of systems for drying materials and control apparatus and methods relating to material drying systems. In an exemplary embodiment, a control...
8890357 Bathing system transformer device with first and second low voltage output power connections  
A line voltage transformer device for a bathing installation includes a housing structure, with a line voltage electrical power connection including a line voltage wiring cable having an...
8887671 Water heating systems and methods  
A water heating system, comprises a tank, a bracket, a heating element, and a controller. The bracket has a hole and a notch. The heating element is mounted on the tank, and the heating element...
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...
8869679 Automatic power shut-off to at least a portion of a cooking apparatus  
Methods to control power to a cooking appliance are provided. The methods include monitoring a power signal to the portion of the cooking appliance, including monitoring a current and/or voltage...
8872073 Image forming apparatus  
An image forming apparatus includes a heat source of a fixing device to heat when an alternate current signal is supplied thereto; a conduction control circuit for controlling an alternate current...
8866047 Removable timed windshield deicer sheet  
A thermoelectric deicer sheet comprising a flexible sheet fabricated of static cling vinyl embedded with heater elements with a cord extending therefrom with a 12 volt adapter to plug into a...
8867908 Self-programming water heater  
A hot water heater includes a tank for storing water, one or more heating elements for selectively applying heat to the water in the tank, and a controller for controlling the heating elements,...
8853598 Bowling ball maintenance device  
A bowling ball maintenance device performs a de-oiling process on bowling balls having porous surfaces. The maintenance device may comprise a container sized to store at least one bowling ball...
8835816 Cooking methods and a cooking apparatus for use with same  
The present invention relates to a cooking control method performed by a cooking apparatus for a food item. The method comprises obtaining a unique identifier and cooking data for the food item,...
8835815 Heater control device, image forming apparatus, and heater controlling method  
A heater control device comprising: a storage unit that stores therein a turn-on pattern of a heater specified in units of a predetermined control cycle including a plurality of half-wavelengths...
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...
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...
8805597 Electrical appliance energy consumption control  
An electrical appliance configured to receive power and a power consumption signal from an electrical power distribution system comprises an energy storage device and a controller. The energy...
8793030 Power saving method for a temperature-controlled electrical heating food processing device  
The present invention provides with a power saving method for the electrical heating food processing device of temperature-controlled, which applied the thermal sensor dynamic senses the...
RE45026 Resistance heating system  
A resistance heating system is provided which includes a resistance heater, a source of alternating current electricity connected by conductors to the resistance heater, and a controller...
8785824 Boiler regulation system for ensuring hot water is priority  
A boiler regulation system for diverting energy from a boiler to hot water production having a housing with a thermostat dial, a sensor connection, and a plurality of connections on the housing; a...
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.,...
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...
8742302 Heating device and its temperature control method  
A heating device and its temperature control method, wherein an NTC element envelops a core member, a sensing wire is wound around an outside periphery of the NTC element for making parallel...
8692166 Substrate heating device and substrate heating method  
A device for heating a substrate with light from a flash lamp having a semiconductor switch connected in series to the flash lamp. After triggering of a trigger electrode of the flash lamp, a...
8669501 Control system for cooking appliance during jewish holidays and sabbath  
A cooking appliance control system for use during the Jewish Holidays or Sabbath. A timer is in communication with the oven heater element programmed to provide for scheduled activations and...
8669494 Spa heater system and methods for controlling  
A spa system comprises an electrically powered heater. The electrically powered heater comprises a heating element capable of drawing a rated current when switched on to an AC line voltage. An...
8669500 Interface device for oven  
A countertop multi-function oven has a baking and a toasting mode. The oven uses a rotating input dial as a function selector. A second rotating input dial is used to allow a user selection of a...
8653424 Compensation for induction heating in coil welding equipment  
A method to optimize the welding energy input into the heating coil of a heating coil fitting is disclosed. In particular, the invention pertains to a compensation method for the effects on the...
8654515 Household appliance  
There is provided a household appliance including a housing and a cavity arranged within the housing. The housing element is further arranged to allow viewing of the cavity. A display which is...
8629378 Heating control device and method thereof  
A heating control device for a heating apparatus comprises a power control unit connected between an external power source and a heating unit of the heating apparatus to transfer power...
8624169 Electric grilling appliance  
A heating appliance comprises a chamber portion defining a heating chamber, a lid portion, a heating apparatus to heat air in the heating chamber, a food temperature sensor to sense an internal...
8618449 Method and apparatus for controlling phase of AC power and method of controlling heating element of fixing unit  
A method of controlling a phase of an alternating current (AC) power having an AC voltage waveform having a predetermined cycle includes counting a number of times a zero crossing signal has been...
8614407 Method for supplying current to a glow plug  
The invention relates to a method for supplying current to a glow plug in a running diesel engine after reaching the operating temperature thereof by a series of current pulses, wherein a piston...
8610036 Device and method for monitoring a heating appliance  
A device for monitoring a heating apparatus that includes a default deactivated motion detector for determining whether a person is proximate the heating apparatus. The device includes a default...
8610037 Cooking score thermometer  
A method and apparatus for monitoring and controlling a cooking process, which includes a process for determining doneness using a single parameter as a combination of temperature and time...
8598494 Method for controlling power supply to the liquid contents of a cooking vessel  
A method for controlling power supply to the liquid contents of a cooking vessel or the like, particularly for controlling the electrical power supply in an induction heating system, wherein a...
8598498 Processing controller for driving the heat sources of a cooker  
Provided are a cooker and a method for controlling the same. Levels driven by a plurality of heat sources are controlled by input driving levels of all the heat sources received by an input unit....