US Patent No. 10,368,396

HEAT PIPE WITH PRINTED HEATER AND ASSOCIATED METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING


Patent No. 10,368,396
Issue Date July 30, 2019
Title Heat Pipe With Printed Heater And Associated Methods For Manufacturing
Inventorship Jeffrey L. Duce, Maple Valley, WA (US)
Christopher D. Courter, Torrance, CA (US)
Assignee The Boeing Company, Chicago, IL (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,368,396

1. A heater for space equipment, comprising:a heat pipe;
a first layer applied to the heat pipe, the first layer made from an electrically non-conductive material;
a resistance heater printed onto the first layer after the first layer is applied to the heat pipe; and
a second layer adjacent the resistance heater, the resistance heater being positioned between the first layer and the second layer, and the second layer being made from an electrically non-conductive material.