Patent Number: 6,297,483

Title: Induction heating of heating element

Abstract: A heating apparatus includes a heating element having a conductor, at least a part of which is an electrically closed circuit along which an eddy current flows; a container for accommodating the heating element; a magnetic field induction section for induction-heating the heating element; and a high frequency power supply device for supplying high frequency power to the magnetic field induction section. The heating element is induction-heated by an AC magnetic field generated by the magnetic field induction section.

Inventors: Sadahira; Masafumi (Toyonaka, JP), Uetani; Youji (Amagasaki, JP), Kondoh; Shinji (Toyonaka, JP), Yamashita; Hidekazu (Osaka, JP), Omori; Hideki (Akashi, JP), Obata; Tetsuo (Toyonaka, JP), Urata; Takayuki (Hyogo, JP)

Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.

International Classification: H05B 6/36 (20060101); H05B 6/10 (20060101); H05B 006/10 (); H05B 006/40 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018