Tank or container type liquid heater
392000000 - HEATING DEVICES (CLASS 219 SUBCLASS 200)
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|Class / Patent application number
|Number of patent applications / Date published
|Line connected tank
|Portable container or tank
|Flexible container (e.g., water bottle, etc.)
|Liquid warming bag and bag warmer - A liquid heating bag
|Warmer device and its operational method - A warmer device includes a rechargeable warmer bag containing liquid, a protection device for disposing the rechargeable warmer bag thereat, a charging unit for charging the rechargeable warmer bag to heat up liquid at a usable temperature, and a monitoring device for monitoring the rechargeable warmer bag, wherein the monitoring device includes an actuator operatively linked to the charging device and arranged in such a manner that the actuator is switched on to ensure the heating unit being operated to heat up the liquid, wherein the actuator is actuated by the bag when the bag is expanded, such that the actuator is switched off in response to an expansion of the bag at the protection device to cut off a power supply of the charging unit for preventing the bag being over-expanded.
|Warming System for Dialysis Fluid - A warming system for large volume dialysis bags provides a basin configured to position the bags in a low thickness, wrinkle free configuration for maximum heat transfer. A centrally positioned thermal sensing element may provide accurate temperature measurement of interior bag temperature by a correction process and a weight sensor may automatically control the heater when the bag is in place.
|Intravenous Fluid Warming Device - An apparatus and method for warming and maintaining temperature of intravenous fluid, utilizing a heater contained in a cavity of the intravenous bag. The cavity can be configured by special manufacture or by modifying available intravenous bags. The modified intravenous bag may also have insulation material for retaining heat and thermal transfer material for efficiently transferring heat from the heating component to the intravenous fluid.
|Water Supply and Heating System Comprising Flexible Tank and Heating Unit - A water supply system comprises a flexible water tank and a water heating unit. The flexible water tank comprises an outer layer, an inner layer, and an isolating layer in between the two The outer layer is made of a strong and flexible material and the inner layer is made of a food-safe material. The water heating unit comprises a mechanism for connection to the power source and electrical heating strips that are attached to the inner layer of the flexible water tank.
|Pour-in displacement discharge type tank
|Infant formula maker and brewer - The present invention is a warmer for heating liquids for use with powdered infant formula. In an exemplary embodiment the device comprises a water reservoir and pump, heating element, and carafe demarcated in ounces to allow the user to easily add the appropriate amount of infant formula after the water is warmed. In use, up to 64 ounces of water is placed in the water reservoir. The reservoir warms the water to the optimum temperature and fills the carafe through a water outlet. The carafe rests on a platform that is not heated so as to not bring the temperature above the optimum temperature for making formula. As further described herein, the system ensures a smooth and silky mixed formula of the proper concentrations.
|HEATERS FOR LIQUID HEATING VESSELS - An underfloor heater for a liquid heating vessel comprises a base plate, a heat diffuser portion in good thermal contact with the base plate, a heating element in good thermal contact with the diffuser portion and a sensing region for receiving a thermal sensor. The sensing region is not directly connected to the diffuser portion and is at least partly surrounded by a wall. The sensing region may be provided with a second separate diffuser portion comprising a disc of aluminum brazed to the underside of the base plate.
|ENVIRONMENTALLY PROTECTED THERMISTOR FOR RESPIRATORY SYSTEM - A temperature probe, such as for a respiratory system in which breathable gases are supplied to a patient, includes a housing having a cavity sized to snugly receive therein a generally cylindrical container within which is secured a thermistor, with the container adapted to provide a barrier to moisture. The probe provides a quick temperature response but minimizes migration of moisture to the thermistor notwithstanding the high temperature and heat levels encountered in normal operation of the respiratory system.
|Water Heating Apparatus - A water heating apparatus includes a water tank having a plurality of sidewalls, a main heating member mounted inside and across the water tank, and at least one secondary heating or partition member extending between the main heating member and the sidewalls to form at least one water compartment with a water path. At least one tertiary heating member is provided on the inner surface of the water tank. The partition member can be spiral in shape. Each heating member has at least a multi-layer conductive coating of nano-thickness deposited thereon, and electrodes coupled to the multi-layer conductive coating. The multi-layer conductive coating comprises a structure and composition which stabilize performance of the heating member at high temperature.
|AIRCRAFT USE WATER HEATER - To provide an aircraft use water heater that operates by an aircraft power source of an AC variable frequency mounted in an aircraft, that is small, light-weight, safe, and low power consumption, and that can supply warm water stably. In an aircraft use water heater composed of a tank section for heating liquid stored therein and a controlling section for controlling the heating of the liquid by an aircraft power source, a bottom face of the tank section has a baffle plate and, liquid flowing in the tank section collides against the baffle plate to flow in a different direction parallel to the bottom face and is upwardly moved, while being heated, in the vicinity of a helical coil-type heater and is taken out through a liquid outlet.
|METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REDUCING RESPONSE TIME IN BOOSTER WATER HEATING APPLICATIONS - An exemplary embodiment includes a booster water heater for fluids, e.g., water, that has a reservoir for the fluids, at least one electrical heating element extending into the reservoir and a control system for applying an overload voltage to the heating element. In a more preferred embodiment, the booster water heater is used to preheat water in commercial dishwashing applications.
|Apparatus With Expansion Chamber Providing Large Heat Distribution - This invention relates to an apparatus to efficiently and rapidly heat any liquid or fuel by providing large heat distribution. This apparatus has innumerable applications for efficiently heating water/fuel, using limited resources and providing cost-savings to private and commercial entities.
|Urea tank and base plate with an integrated heating element - Urea tank and base plate with an integrated heating element in which the heating element comprises at least one flexible part which is preferably a flexible heater comprising at least one resistive track affixed to one flexible film and/or placed between two flexible films.
|Potable water heating device - A rapid heating, highly efficient and reliable hot water drinking apparatus comprises: a water machine (
|CONTROLLING THE OPERATION OF AN ELECTRICALLY HEATED WATER TANK - A system for controlling the operation of the electric heating element in a water tank. The system comprises a temperature sensor in the water tank connected to a main control unit. User preferences related to hot water supply are inputted via a friendly user interface and the main control unit controls the operation of the heating element in the water tank to supply hot water according to the user preferences with minimal energy consumption.
|HEATABLE LIQUID CONTAINER MADE FROM PLASTIC MATERIAL AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREFOR - A heatable liquid container made from plastic material, particularly for holding water/urea mixtures and having an internal cavity and a heating element arranged essentially in the internal cavity of the container, and with at least one connection end, the heating element is braced by a bracing element in at least one bearing area in the internal cavity of the liquid container. The heating element is supported in a horizontally floating manner by the bracing element. The bracing element is an insert part that is at least partially encased in the plastic material by sintering and is made from the same material as the inner wall of the liquid container.
|FLUID PREHEATER - A fluid preheater (
|WATER HEATING CONTROL AND STORAGE SYSTEM - A water heating control and storage system, including an insulated tank for containing water to be heated. The tank has at least two heating elements, including an upper heating element and a lower heating element. An operation control device receives a demand response signal and enables each element to independently heat water for usage. A method for controlling a water heating storage system includes providing an insulated tank for containing water to be heated; providing an upper heating element with a thermostat and thermal limiting device and a lower heating element with a thermostat and thermal limiting device to heat upper and lower portions of water inside the tank; and providing a pair of switches for enabling each of the heating elements to independently heat upper and lower portions of the water for usage.
|SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SMART DEICERS - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a deicer system for heating water within a fluid receptacle to prevent ice from forming, the system including a main body configured to be positioned within the fluid receptacle, a heating element adapted to heat the water, a temperature sensor adapted to detect a temperature of the water, a switch adapted to activate and deactivate the heating element, and a control unit in communication with the heating element, the temperature sensor, and the switch. The heating element is supported by the main body. The control unit is adapted to control the heating element using the switch based at least in part on a temperature detected by the temperature sensor.
|LIQUID HEATER WITH TEMPERATURE CONTROL - A liquid heater such as a direct electrical resistance liquid heater having multiple flow channels is provided with a temperature-sensing element in the form of a wire extending across numerous channels, preferably all of the channels, near the downstream ends of the channels. The resistance of the wire represents the average temperature of the liquid passing through all of the channels, and hence the temperature of the mixed liquid exiting from the heater. A bubble suppressing structure is provided in the vicinity of the wire.
|WATER HEATER TANK WITH CONVEX HEADS - A tank for a water-heating appliance including a body, a first head, and a second head. The body includes a first end, a second end, and a longitudinal axis. The body extends along the longitudinal axis from the first end to the second end. The first head includes multiple landings. The first head is coupled to the first end so that the first head is convex and extends away from the body. The longitudinally outermost points of the landings define a first plane perpendicular to the longitudinal axis. The second head includes multiple landings. The second head is identical to the first head except for at least one opening through a landing. The second head is coupled to the second end so that the second head is convex and extends away from the body. The longitudinally outermost points of the landings define a second plane perpendicular to the longitudinal axis.
|WASHER FLUID WARMING DEVICE - A warming device capable of quickly increasing a temperature of a washer fluid with a relatively-low current, warming a relatively-large volume of washer fluid, and further retaining a washer fluid in a warmed state for some time after a power supply is turned off is provided. A warming device includes a structure in which a small heating chamber is housed in an inner space of a heat-retaining hot fluid storage chamber and an electric heater is housed in an inner space of the small heating chamber. The heat-retaining hot fluid storage chamber has a heat-insulating structure. The small heating chamber has a moderate thermal conductivity. A washer fluid fed from a washer tank is supplied to the small heating chamber through the heat-retaining hot fluid storage chamber, warmed by the heater and ejected from a washer nozzle.
|Apparatus and Method for Control of a Thermostat - Controllers and methods for activating a switching device to apply electrical power to a heating element are provided. One example controller includes a temperature sensor disposed within the fluid and configured to sense an ambient temperature of the fluid, a switching device configured to apply electrical power to a heating element, and a processor coupled to the temperature sensor and the switching device. The processor is configured to determine a temperature delta value based on the sensed ambient temperature from the temperature sensor and a set point temperature, to determine an offset based on an average duty cycle of a switching device for a predetermined number of historical time intervals, and to calculate a duty cycle based on the temperature delta value and the offset.
|WATER LEVEL MEASUREMENT DEVICE USING LOAD CELL - An assembly for measuring the water level of a food industry machine has a water tank holding water to be heated, a load cell installed underneath the water tank so that a weight of the water tank holding the water impinges on a strain gauge of the load cell, a controller for receiving an electric signal from the load cell proportionate to a weight of the water tank plus the water in the water tank and converting the weight to a water level of the water tank based on a pre-determined formula and a display structure for continuously displaying a water level of the water in the water tank. The water level measurement device stays dry and free of scale deposits.
|Reductant Heater - A reductant heating system may include a reductant tank, a reductant tank flange and a hollow tube residing within the reductant tank and passing through the reductant tank flange in two locations to carry coolant into and out of the reductant tank. The reductant heating system may further include a resistive wire wrapped around the hollow tube within the reductant tank and an electrical supply cord located outside of the reductant tank that supplies electrical power to the resistive wire. A temperature detector may be disposed within the reductant tank to detect a temperature within the reductant tank and govern electricity flow to the resistive wire. That is, the temperature detector may be wired in-line in the resistive wire and may be a thermal switch attached to the hollow tube. In another embodiment, the temperature detector may be a thermocouple that senses a temperature within the reductant tank.
|VENTILATION ELEMENT FOR A STORAGE TANK - The invention relates to a storage tank (
|FOAM DAM FOR APPLIANCE - An apparatus includes an inner rim, a base wall, a side wall and an outer rim. The inner rim has a first opening formed therein. The base wall extends outward from an inner edge of the inner rim and is integral with the inner rim. The side wall extends outward from an outer edge of the inner rim and is integral with the inner rim. The outer rim has a second opening formed therein and an inner edge integral with the side wall. The inner rim, base wall, side wall and outer rim are formed to prevent liquid seepage to one or more surrounding components of an appliance in which the apparatus is installed.
|Thermal Energy Storage Devices, Systems, And Thermal Energy Storage Device Monitoring Methods - Thermal energy storage devices, systems, and thermal energy storage device monitoring methods are described. According to one aspect, a thermal energy storage device includes a reservoir configured to hold a thermal energy storage medium, a temperature control system configured to adjust a temperature of the thermal energy storage medium, and a state observation system configured to provide information regarding an energy state of the thermal energy storage device at a plurality of different moments in time.
|FLUID RESERVOIR HAVING A HEATING RESERVE BOWL - The invention relates in particular to a reservoir for a urea-based reducing agent, with an integrated electric heating element, usable on a heat engine vehicle for pollution control. The heating element (
|DEVICE FOR TRANSPORTING AND HEATING A LIQUID FOR A VEHICLE WINDOW WIPING SYSTEM - The invention relates to a device for transporting and heating 10, 15 a liquid intended to be installed between a means for circulating the liquid and a wiper brush constituting a wiping system of a vehicle window, comprising a wall 21 delimiting at least one liquid circulation duct 22, 23 and in which is embedded a heating element 24 comprising at least one first electrically conductive strand 25 and one second electrically conductive strand 26, in which is provided a spacing means 31 which extends at least between said strands 25, 26.
|HEATED WATER ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM - A water heating storage system and method for controlling a water heating storage system for energy storage is provided. A water heating storage system may be in communication with a power generation utility to control and maintain temperatures within a storage tank in order to maximize energy storage and minimize energy usage.
|TARGET SUPPLY APPARATUS AND TARGET SUPPLY METHOD - A target supply apparatus used in an extreme ultraviolet light apparatus that generates extreme ultraviolet light by irradiating a target with a laser beam may include a tank, a nozzle that includes a through-hole and is disposed so that the through-hole communicates with the interior of the tank, a first heater disposed along a wall of the tank, a second heater disposed along a wall of the tank in a position that is further from the nozzle than the first heater, and a control unit configured to control the first heater and the second heater so that a temperature of the first heater is greater than a temperature of the second heater.
|COATING COMPOSITION, HEATER OF WASHING MACHINE HAVING THE SAME, AND COATING METHOD FOR THE HEATER - Disclosed herein is a coating composition to prevent contamination of a heater caused by water or steam. Since the coating composition may prevent formation and adhesion of scales on the surface of the heater. The coating composition may be cured at a low temperature and degradation does not occur on the surface of the heater after extended use thereof. As a result, formation of scales may be prevented. The heater of a washing machine includes a heating wire disposed at the center, a magnesium oxide (MgO) layer disposed outside the heating wire to surround the heating wire to transmit heat from the heating wire to the outside, and a stainless alloy layer disposed outside the magnesium oxide layer to surround the magnesium oxide layer. The surface of the stainless alloy layer is coated with a coating composition including a silicon resin containing organopolysiloxane and silicon containing polysilsesquioxane.
|CONCRETE CYLINDER CURING BOX AND METHOD - The present disclosure describes a curing box including a circulation assembly which substantially eliminates temperature stratification of a first fluid within the box. Additionally, the curing box includes an internal temperature sensor and an external temperature sensor which provide data to a control module. The control module permits adjustment of the fluid temperature within the box. The present disclosure additionally provides a method for curing a specimen in the curing box. The method compares the temperature signal from the external sensor to the internal sensor and adjusts the temperature of the fluid in the box to match the temperature reported by the external sensor. Additionally, the method controls the flow of a second fluid into the box thereby circulating the first fluid to substantially eliminate temperature stratification of the first fluid in the box. Thus, the method provides a controlled environment for curing the specimen.
|ELECTRIC BOILER CONTROL SYSTEM - An electric boiler control system, comprising: a series circuit, connected to a power supply source, said series circuit comprising: a heating element, dipped in a water of said boiler; a thermostat employing a first switch, adapted to open when a temperature of said water reaches a first level, and to close when said temperature falls under a second level, wherein said second level is less than said first level; a second switch, serially connected to said first switch; a mechanism for keeping said second switch closed while said series circuit is closed, and keeping said switch open, until closed by a user; a first button, for closing said second switch by a user; and a second button, for opening said second switch by a user.
|UREA TANK AND BASE PLATE WITH AN INTEGRATED HEATING ELEMENT - Urea tank and base plate with an integrated heating element in which the heating element comprising at least one resistive track affixed to one flexible film and/or placed between two flexible films.
|METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR REMOTELY MANAGING WATER HEATING UNITS IN A WATER HEATER TO ADDRESS GRID IMBALANCES AND RELATED WATER HEATERS AND CIRCUITS - Methods of managing electrical power storage can include remotely controlling operation of one of at least two water heating units included in a single water heater, separately from one another, at a customer location in response to a determination that an imbalance exists in a distribution of electricity to a power grid coupled to the single water heater.
|TANK WITH HEATING ELEMENT FOR SELECTIVE CATALYTIC REDUCTION - The invention describes a tank comprising a water or solvent based solution, dispersion or emulsion. The tank comprises an electrical resistance heating element immersed in the solution, dispersion or emulsion. The electrical heating element is provided in the tank with an electrical current. The electrical resistance heating elements comprises a textile fabric and at least one electrical heating wire. The electrical heating wire is fixed onto the textile fabric and the electrical heating wire comprises metal filaments or metal fibers.
|SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A WATER HEATER USING AN AUXILIARY POWER SOURCE - The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for connecting to an auxiliary power source and operating a water heater. One exemplary aspect is directed to a water heater configured to heat a volume of water. The water heater can include a first heating system configured to operate at a first power and a second heating system configured to operate at a second power. The second power can be less than the first power. The water heater can further include a first AC connection configured to receive externally supplied AC power at a first voltage and a second AC connection configured to receive externally supplied AC power at a second voltage. The second voltage can be less than the first voltage. The water heater can use only the second heating system when the second AC connection receives the externally supplied AC power at the second voltage.
|METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPERATING A WATER HEATER APPLIANCE - A method and system for operating a water heater appliance are provided. The method and system include initiating a vacation mode of the water heater appliance. An operating temperature of the water heater appliance is reduced from a normal operating temperature to a vacation operating temperature in the vacation mode of the water heater appliance. The method and system also include sanitizing the water heater appliance by raising the operating temperature of the water heater appliance from the vacation operating temperature to a sanitization operating temperature.
|PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR TREATING A GAS STREAM - A process of treating hydrogen gas liberated from the acid or alkaline dissolution of a metal is provided. The process comprises a step of passing the liberated hydrogen gas through a reactor containing an oxidising agent for oxidation of the hydrogen gas into water, followed by a step of regenerating the oxidising agent. Also provided is an apparatus for carrying out the process, the apparatus comprising a reactor containing the oxidising agent, wherein the reactor is at least partially immersed in an alumina bath.
|SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING ANODE ROD GALVANIC CORROSION - Systems and methods for adjusting anode rod galvanic corrosion are provided. An exemplary water heater includes a tank for holding a volume of water. The water heater also includes an anode rod extending into the water and electrically connected to an electrical ground such that a galvanic current flows from the anode rod to the electrical ground. The water heater includes at least one heating element configured to heat the water when energized. The water heater also includes a resistor configuration connected between the anode rod and the electrical ground such that the galvanic current flows through the resistor configuration. The resistor configuration provides a variable resistance.
|HEATER AND HEATING METHOD FOR WET EXTRACTION TANK - A heater and a heating method for a wet extraction tank, said heater comprising a heating tube comprising a spiral glass tube with an air inlet and an air outlet; the air inlet is connected to a steam supply apparatus via a steam tube, and the air outlet is in communication with an apparatus containing micro-steam or hot water; the steam tube has with a pressure regulating valve for adjusting the steam pressure inside the heating tube; the glass tube is fixedly connected to the extraction tank by a wooden material fixed to the tank via a stainless steel bolt; the glass tube is fixed to the wooden material by wrapping and welding a heat and chemical resistant soft plastic sheeting. The heating method comprises maintaining the liquid inside the tank in a constant state of ebullition so that heat is evenly and uniformly distributed throughout the tank.
|SCREW-IN HEAT EXCHANGING ELEMENT FOR WATER HEATERS - A screw-in heat exchanger which is adapted to a dedicated heating element receptacle, commonly found on domestic electric hot water heater tanks, which allows a tank's water to be heated or cooled while circulating a hot or cold heat transfer fluid through the heat exchanger.
|DEVICES FOR CONTROL OF CONDENSATION AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - The present invention relates to devices including a heating element with an opening, which can control condensation of liquid samples during thermal incubation. The opening of the heating element can provide direct access to the samples in a process that may be automated. The invention also provides methods for heating containers.
|HOT WATER SERVICE MONITORING - A system includes a cold water supply, a water heater, a mixing valve, and one or more water use fixtures. The water heater includes a tank, a first temperature sensor configured to output a first temperature signal indicative of a water temperature of water in the tank, a heating device, and a water heater controller configured to control the water heater based on the first temperature signal and an operating temperature setting. The mixing valve outputs a mixed water flow, which is a combination of a hot water flow and a cold water flow, to the water use fixtures. A second temperature sensor outputs a second temperature signal indicative of a water flow temperature of the mixed water flow or the hot water flow, and a system controller selectively deactivates the water heater based on the second temperature signal.
|HYBRID HEATING APPARATUS APPLICABLE TO THE MOVING GRANULAR BED FILTER - A structure of hybrid heating equipment according to the present invention is disclosed. The present invention combines a multiple of the thermal sources for heating the interior materials of the container simultaneously, and assures the materials could gain the thermal energy uniformity. Furthermore, the present invention allows users to control the level of the heating simply through adjusting the length of interior heating elements or the flow rate of the incoming gas. In addition, the present invention connect with the tubes of the hot exhaust gas to further lower the influence of the thermal resistance by coordinating the flow of the hot exhaust gas, therefore fully reflect the advantages of the conserving energy and reducing the carbon emissions by reusing the waste heat as the principal source while the electric heating devices as supplement.
|METHOD AND DEVICE FOR THAWING BIOLOGICAL MATERIAL - This disclosure is a system for heating a sample, e.g. a biological material, in a vessel. The system can include a heating device configured to transmit energy to the vessel and a base moveably coupled to the heating device. The system can also include a processor configured to receive an input associated with a target temperature, and transmit a signal to controllably move the heating device relative to the base for a time period, wherein the time period is determined based on the target temperature and content volume.
|SMART WATER HEATER WITH IMPROVED TEMPERATURE CONTROL - A system is disclosed that allows a user to set a temperature of a water heater by remote control where the water heater controls temperature based on waster use as measured by a water flow meter. The temperature can be an override temperature that is applied temporarily. The temperature can also be a profile that changes water temperature based on use such as dishwashing and clothes washing. The profile can also changed based on season of the year such as when children are in school and on summer vacation or there is a holiday period such as thanksgiving.
|DEVICE THAT ELIMINATES THE DRAINAGE OF LIQUID DURING THE CHANGING OF A HEATING ELEMENT - Disclosed is a device capable of retaining water in a water heater during the course of changing out the heating element. The device is comprised of a series of parts that fit together in such a way as to allow for a heating element insertion and removal without draining of water from the water heater. Because of the relationship between tubes
|AIRCRAFT HYDRAULIC FLUID HEATING SYSTEM AND METHOD - An aircraft hydraulic fluid heating system and method are disclosed. In one embodiment, pump characteristics of a hydraulic pump coupled to a reservoir are obtained. Further, total demand of the hydraulic fluid for hydraulically controlled flight controls in the aircraft is determined. Furthermore, the hydraulic fluid in the reservoir is dynamically heated based on the pump characteristics and the total demand of the hydraulic fluid.
|TEMPERATURE CONTROL OF ELECTRONIC VAPORIZERS - In one aspect of the disclosure, a temperature control unit (TCU) is described for use with a personal vaporizer including a tank that receives a fluid. The TCU includes an inner surface including a first metallic material, an outer surface including a second, dissimilar metallic material, and a power source in electrical communication with the inner and outer surfaces such that current is flowable from the power source to the inner and outer surfaces, whereby one of the inner and outer surfaces increases in temperature, and the other of the inner and outer surfaces decreases in temperature. In another aspect of the disclosure, a refillable tank is described for use with a personal vaporizer. The tank includes a body that is configured and dimensioned to retain a fluid, and a TCU that is connected to the body to facilitate heating and/or cooling of the body and/or the fluid.
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