US Patent No. 10,893,580

THERMAL STABILITY OF GEOMETRICALLY COMPLEX-SHAPED SMART SUSCEPTORS


Patent No. 10,893,580
Issue Date January 12, 2021
Title Thermal Stability Of Geometrically Complex-shaped Smart Susceptors
Inventorship Landon K. Henson, Seattle, WA (US)
Marc R. Matsen, Seattle, WA (US)
John R. Hull, Seattle, WA (US)
Lee C. Firth, Seattle, WA (US)
Tunde A. Olaniyan, Bothell, WA (US)
Assignee THE BOEING COMPANY, Chicago, IL (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,893,580

1. A smart susceptor assembly, comprising:an electromagnetic flux field source configured to generate an electromagnetic flux field;
a susceptor comprising one or more contours and positioned adjacent to the electromagnetic flux field source, wherein the susceptor comprises a leveling temperature and a Curie temperature; and
an electrically conductive cladding positioned on or over the susceptor and electrically coupled to the susceptor,
wherein:
the electrically conductive cladding is thermally conductive;
the susceptor and the electrically conductive cladding provide a receptacle configured to receive a flowable material to be heated within the receptacle during a heating process; and
the smart susceptor assembly comprises only one leveling temperature and only one Curie temperature.