Patent Number: 6,250,875

Title: Heater

Abstract: A heater comprises a casing, which has an interior chamber. It further comprises a rotor, which is formed as an impeller on the one hand and as an eddy-current disk on the other, and a magnet support, which is equipped with permanent magnets and disposed non-rotarily in the casing and which is displaceable into an operating position in the direct neighborhood of the eddy-current disk and into a position of rest spaced therefrom. The eddy-current disk and the magnet support equipped with permanent magnets are rinsed by water.

Inventors: Bauer; Hans-Jurgen (Elsbethen, AT), Teufel; Bernhard (Plankenfels, DE), Kilian; Gunter (Schontal-Aschhausen, DE), Bilek; Andreas (Graz, AT)

Assignee: Audi AG

International Classification: F01P 5/10 (20060101); F01P 5/00 (20060101); F24J 3/00 (20060101); H02K 49/00 (20060101); H02K 49/04 (20060101); B60H 001/03 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018