Tsutomu Iimura, Ryoichi Shibata, Yukiharu Takada: Directly-heating roller for fuse-fixing toner images. Hitachi Metals, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, February 9, 1988: US04724305 (31 worldwide citation)

The roller has a roller body having a small heat capacity, a bonding layer formed substantially uniformaly on the outer peripheral surface of the roller body, a lower insulating layer provided on the bonding layer; a heat generating layer provided on the lower insulating layer and having a ceramic m ...

P Paul Hysen, James J Souder, Lindsay E Waldorf: Food holder temperature maintenance system. Krass & Young, January 8, 1980: US04182405 (31 worldwide citation)

A food holder arrangement is disclosed for use in delivering meals including both hot and cold food items to points of consumption remote from the point of preparation with the hot and cold food temperatures maintained. The food holder arrangement includes a flat tray having a heat retaining insert ...

Ronald L Woolley: Method and apparatus for providing increased thermal conductivity and heat capacity to a pressure vessel containing a hydride-forming metal material. Billings Energy Corporation, Calvin E Thorpe, February 5, 1980: US04187092 (31 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are disclosed for providing increased thermal conductivity and heat capacity to a pressure vessel containing a hydride-forming metal material which is capable of absorbing and storing relatively large amounts of hydrogen gas. An elongate pressure vessel, having an opening ther ...

David P Hart: Heat pump system. August 13, 1991: US05038580 (30 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a heat pump system having a direct earth coupled underground heat exchanging apparatus. The system uses a heat exchanging fluid existing in both gaseous and liquid form during operation and includes ancillary equipment and associated controls for carrying out various functio ...

Donald M McCarson: Apparatus and method for combined solar and heat pump heating and cooling system. Bailey Dority & Flint, August 21, 1979: US04165037 (30 worldwide citation)

A heating and cooling system is provided having an indoor heat exchanger, an outdoor heat exchanger, a refrigerant compressor, an auxiliary heat exchanger in parallel with the outdoor heat exchanger, a solar collector unit, with the auxiliary heat exchanger disposed within a fluid contained in a sto ...

Paul K Chao, Kevin J Knob, Sergei Yurchak: Control of temperature exotherms in the conversion of methanol to gasoline hydrocarbons. Mobil Oil Corporation, Alexander J McKillop, Michael G Gilman, Van D Harrison Jr, October 1, 1985: US04544781 (30 worldwide citation)

A reactor bed, particularly one designed for converting alcohols to gasoline, is provided with a section downstream of the catalyst bed filled with high heat capacity thermal absorptive material. When the circulation of recycled gas to the system is temporarily suspended automatic valves terminate t ...

Henry Quackenbush: Method of and apparatus for the recovery of a desired material from a carrier stream. Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, November 1, 1977: US04056369 (30 worldwide citation)

A process and apparatus for recovering gasoline or other solvents from solvent laden air is disclosed. The solvent laden air is contacted at ambient pressure and temperature in a vessel with a mixture of an adsorbent for the desired material, e.g., activated charcoal, and an inert compound possessin ...

Gloria Weissberg, Tina Alster, Felix Franks, William Mallow: Therapeutic face and eye masque. SkinVestment, Kenyon & Kenyon, June 5, 2001: US06241711 (29 worldwide citation)

A face masque that applies cooling therapy to facial features of a patient. The masque is formed of two nylon or plastic layers that define a closed interior space and filled with a cooling medium that includes water, glycerin and hydroxyethyl cellulose. The masque controls the rate of heat dissipat ...

Masashi Ogasawara, Eiichi Akutsu, Tetsuro Kodera: Fusing device using a heat accumulated heating medium and the fusing method using the same. Fuji Xerox, Oliff & Berridge, May 25, 1999: US05907348 (29 worldwide citation)

The fusing device using a heat accumulated heating medium and the fusing process using the same is disclosed. The fusing device comprises a heating member having relatively low heat capacity, a heat accumulating system for temporarily accumulating heat energy at the heating member, a nip arrangement ...

John R Avery: Reusable thermal pack and flow retardant gel for use therein. P I, Lee Mann Smith McWilliams Sweeney & Ohlson, January 23, 1996: US05486206 (29 worldwide citation)

A thermal pack for heating or cooling portions of a body and a flow retardant gel for use therein. The thermal pack includes a gel pad and a pressure chamber. The gel includes a fibrous material disposed therein to essentially prevent flow and increase heat capacity.