US Patent No. 10,798,784

ELECTRICAL ENERGY TRANSFER SYSTEM FOR A WIRE MESH HEATER


Patent No. 10,798,784
Issue Date October 06, 2020
Title Electrical Energy Transfer System For A Wire Mesh Heater
Inventorship Nicholas P. De Luca, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA (US)
Andrew Perkins, Berkeley, CA (US)
Assignee De Luca Oven Technologies, LLC, San Francisco, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,798,784

1. A wire mesh heater comprising:a wire mesh element having a surface area comprising a non-contact area and a contact area along at least 50% of a wire mesh element length;
a primary conductor comprising a slit having a contact surface;
a heating cavity comprising a first surface defined by the non-contact surface of the wire mesh element; and
a heat shield disposed in the heating cavity,
wherein the heat shield is disposed adjacent to the primary conductor to reflect a majority of the heat radiation generated by the non-contact surface away from the primary conductor,
wherein the contact area contacts the contact surface to provide an electrical connection between the wire mesh element and the primary conductor.