Accession Number : ADD010721

Title :   Flexible Electrochemical Heater.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Kuhn,W E ; Hu,K H ; Black,S A

Report Date : 03 Nov 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : It is, an object of the present invention to provide a simple, low cost fabrication and self-contained heat source which is easily activated, non-complex, lightweight, compact, strong, and stands alone without the need for containment packaging of active materials. Another object of this invention is to provide a simple effective technique for heating military field rations and the like which is not toxic, is self-contained, is compact, and does not produce a flame. A further object is to provide a heat source using micro electrochemical cells for warming various parts of the human body.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Heaters, *Flexible structures, *Field equipment, Electrochemistry, Fabrication, Flexible materials, Portable equipment, Heating elements, Composite materials, Alloys, Electrolytic cells

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE