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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...
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...
9007339 Method for implementing touch screen on display panel and associated apparatus  
A method for implementing a touch screen on a display panel and associated apparatus is provided. Cross locations of source lines and gate lines of the display panel are arranged for sensing a...
9006618 Combined seat heater and capacitive occupancy sensor  
A combined seat heater and capacitive occupancy sensor comprises a heating element (10) connected between a first (21) and a second (22) node, and a capacitive sensing network connected to the...
8994392 Method of detecting a fault with the means for de-icing a probe for measuring a physical parameter  
A method of detecting a fault in a de-icer probe for measuring a physical parameter on an airplane engine, the method including: prior to starting an engine, measuring a first value of the...
8981260 Temperature control circuit of oven-controlled crystal oscillator  
A temperature control circuit of oven-controlled crystal oscillator includes a heater resistor, a first resistor, a thermistor, a second resistor, a third resistor, a differential amplifier, a...
8981265 Electric circuit and sensor for detecting arcing and a transparency having the circuit and sensor  
An electrical system responsive to overheating and/or electric arcing of an electrically conductive member, e.g. a heating member of an aircraft windshield, includes a first switch in a first...
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...
8972075 Method for controlling the temperature of a glow plug  
The invention relates to a method for controlling the temperature of a glow plug (1), wherein a setpoint temperature (Tset) is used to determine a setpoint value (Rset) of a temperature-dependent...
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...
8933378 Power supply system for a polyphase arc furnace with an indirect converter between a mains connection and a furnace transformer  
In a power supply system for a three-phase arc furnace (1), comprising at least one furnace transformer (4), the furnace transformer (4) is connected on the secondary side to the three-phase arc...
8927909 Closed loop temperature controlled circuit to improve device stability  
An integrated circuit is provided having an active circuit. A heating element is adjacent to the active circuit and configured to heat the active circuit. A temperature sensor is also adjacent to...
8921742 Toaster cover control device with fireproofing function and application method thereof  
A toaster cover control device with fireproofing function comprises a cover sliding-frame or a cover opening-closing mechanism and a power switch (K), a cover switch (K1) and a control circuit...
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...
8916804 Heat treatment method, recording medium having recorded program for executing heat treatment method, and heat treatment apparatus  
Provided is a thermal processing method including a first process comprising changing a set temperature of the heating plate from a first temperature to a second temperature; initiating a thermal...
8912470 Method and device for controlling a glow plug  
A method and a device for controlling a glow plug in a combustion engine, where a state of aging A of the glow plug is ascertained, and the control of the glow plug is influenced as a function of...
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...
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...
8866783 Display device, method for driving same, and electronic apparatus  
A display device includes: a display element for displaying an image on a screen; and driving means for driving the display element so that a scan mode for carrying out scanning and a pause mode...
8866336 Bathing system load device with auxiliary power connection  
A line voltage device with an auxiliary power connection for a bathing installation. An exemplary embodiment of the device includes a housing structure, and a primary electrical power connection...
8861102 Lithographic apparatus and thermal optical manipulator control method  
A control method is provided for controlling a heating of a thermal optical element, the thermal optical element having a matrix of heater elements. The method includes stabilizing a nominal...
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...
8859941 Surface temperature cooking control  
An oven includes an oven liner defined by front, top, bottom, back and side panels, a heating element thermally coupled to the oven liner, a temperature sensor configured to detect a temperature...
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...
8822889 Temperature control system  
A temperature control system includes a temperature control circuit having a plurality of predetermined temperature values, a switch control circuit and a heating control circuit. The temperature...
8818229 Current-supply control unit, fusing device, image forming apparatus, and current-supply control method  
A current-supply control unit for controlling current supply to a heating element includes a voltage detector and a heating element control unit. The voltage detector detects voltage at both ends...
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...
8803040 Load shedding for surface heating units on electromechanically controlled cooking appliances  
According to one aspect, a system for reducing peak power usage of an electromechanically controlled cooking appliance is provided. The system includes at least one infinite switch, one or more...
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...
8796593 Radio-frequency heating apparatus and radio-frequency heating method  
A radio-frequency heating apparatus includes a radio-frequency power generation unit (120), variable phase shift units (142a to 142d) that change a phase of a radio-frequency power generated by...
8791393 Heating control system using a fluid level sensor and a heating control element  
A heating control system for controlling heating of a fluid within an associated fluid vessel includes a first sensor responsive to a low fluid level in the fluid vessel and a second sensor...
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...
8785823 Extending the operating temperature range of high power devices  
A method and system for efficiently extending the operating temperature range of high power components within a system/device. An embedded monitor measures local temperatures such as junction...
8772680 Adaptive temperature controller  
The adaptive temperature controller system includes a device for measuring resistance, an electrically-conductive material, a power supply, and a device for controlling power. In operation, the...
8759723 System and method for low voltage detection for heat pump water heaters  
Systems and methods for low voltage detection for a heat pump water heater are disclosed. A current sensor can be used to monitor current supplied to a inductive load, such as a compressor or...
8716634 Temperature monitoring and control system for negative temperature coefficient heaters  
A temperature monitoring system for a flexible, thin-film graphite heater element includes a temperature sensing component that uses the heater element to sense temperature. The temperature...
8698037 Methods of and apparatuses for maintenance, diagnosis, and optimization of processes  
A sensor apparatus for measuring a plasma process parameter for processing a workpiece. The sensor apparatus includes a base, an information processor supported on or in the base, and at least one...
8698042 Cosmetic applicator device including a heater member  
A device for applying a composition may include an independent electrical energy source, at least one heater member that is powered by the independent electrical energy source and a circuit for...
8692167 Medical device heaters and methods  
A medical device having a heater with at least one heating element which has mains voltage applied to it by a heating control unit. The heating control unit includes a monitoring arrangement and a...
8680442 Systems and methods for a temperature-controlled electrical outlet  
Certain embodiments of the present invention provide an electrical outlet including a power output adapted to provide electricity to an electrically coupled device, a switch adapted to activate...
8680445 Field calibration of microwave oven  
A voltage calibration routine for an oven, particularly a microwave oven, enables a field technician to enter a voltage calibration mode to display on the oven a pre-established default voltage to...
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...
8642931 Adaptive temperature controller  
The adaptive temperature controller includes a device for measuring resistance, an electrically-conductive material, a power supply, and a device for controlling power. In operation, the...
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...