Patent Number: 6,169,278

Title: Dielectric heating using spread-spectrum energy

Abstract: A dielectric heater for subject material by connecting an RF source, modulated to produce a spread-spectrum signal to a radio frequency applicator for the subject material, without requiring an impedance matching network. The carrier frequency of the RF source may be selected to match the impedance of the subject material and applicator network.

Inventors: Sternowski; Robert H. (Cedar Rapids, IA)

Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.

International Classification: B09C 1/06 (20060101); B09C 1/00 (20060101); H05B 6/48 (20060101); H05B 6/00 (20060101); H05B 006/48 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018