Document Type

Article

Publication Date

January 2018

Patent Number

9863687

CPC

F24J 1/00, A47J 36/28, A61F 7/03, C09K 5/18, F25D 5/00, A01N 25/34, A01N 25/18, A01N 25/10

Abstract

Self-heating apparatus and methodology for customizing a time-temperature profile thereof. The layered apparatus includes at least a layer of phase change material and a layer of air- or oxygen-activated material. When the air- or oxygen-activated material is activated, heat is released rapidly and is absorbed by the phase change material. The phase change material then releases the absorbed heat over a long period of time. Time-temperature profiles can be adjusted based on type, amount, and configuration of phase change and air-activated materials used. The apparatus and methodology allows rapid heat-up of times of a few minutes and lasts several hours at near constant tunable temperatures.

Application Number

14/826416

Assignees

University of South Florida

Filing Date

08/14/2015

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