Patent Number: 6,310,332

Title: Heating blankets and the like

Abstract: An elongated heating element for an electric blanket comprising a first conductor means to provide heat for the blanket and extending lengthwise of the element, a second conductor means extending lengthwise of the element, and a meltdown layer between the first and second conductor means which is selected, designed and constructed or otherwise formed so as to display an NTC, and including electronic controller set to detect a change in the resistance of the meltdown layer to provide a means of changing the power supply to the first conductor means (providing heat to the blanket), to prevent destruction of the melt down layer(.), the element further including a meltdown detection circuit for detecting meltdown of the meltdown layer and for terminating power to the first conductor means in the event that the control means fails and the meltdown layer heats up to a pre-determined degree.

Inventors: Gerrard; Grahame (Aston, GB)

Assignee: Winterwarm Limited

International Classification: H05B 3/54 (20060101); H05B 3/56 (20060101); H05B 001/02 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018