US Patent No. 10,798,781


Patent No. 10,798,781
Issue Date October 06, 2020
Title Horizontal Modular Heater
Inventorship Arsalan Emami, Aliso Viejo, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,798,781

1. A heater, comprising:an external shell;
a plurality of zones,
wherein the plurality of zones divide the heater across a longitudinal line such that the zones are disposed across the heater from one horizontal end to the other, and the plurality of zones oriented horizontally are joined together by a tongue and groove feature, a soft seal feature, mechanically pressing the zones together, or by any combination thereof,
wherein the zones comprise structural redundancy for permitting replacement of a zone,
wherein each zone includes:
one or more insulation layers couple to one or more heater elements, wherein the insulation layers comprising a plurality of insulation layer blocks for insulating the heater elements from an ambient temperature;
the one or more heater elements disposed on an interior of the insulation layer, wherein the one or more heater elements configured in the longitudinal line spanning the heater's length;
a separate power source,
wherein the one or more of heater elements in other zones of the plurality of zones is configured to continue to operate when one zone of the plurality of zones is non-operational,
wherein each zone is configured to be detachable from the heater for replacement,
wherein the heater elements comprises an L-shaped end configured to deflect backward and forward at high temperatures for removing tension on the heater elements,
wherein each of heater element fastened to one of the insulation layers by one or more welds, and the one or more welds are disposed away from the heater element's end for permitting movement of the heater element, and
wherein each of the insulation layers comprises a cavity for expansion of the heater elements.