Patent Number: 6,512,216

Title: Microwave processing using highly microwave absorbing powdered material layers

Abstract: A method of heating an article with microwave energy is described in which a thin layer of highly microwave absorbent powdered material is provided around at least a portion of a container made of microwave transparent material. The article to be heated is placed at a position within the container where the article is adjacent the thin layer of highly microwave absorbent powdered material, and microwave energy is applied to the container.

Inventors: Gedevanishvili; Shalva (Richmond, VA), Agrawal; Dinesh K. (State College, PA), Roy; Rustum (State College, PA), Vaidhyanathan; Balasubramaniam (Loughborough, GB)

Assignee: The Penn State Research Foundation

International Classification: B22F 3/105 (20060101); C03B 29/00 (20060101); C03B 29/02 (20060101); F27B 5/00 (20060101); H05B 6/64 (20060101); F27D 23/00 (20060101); F27D 5/00 (20060101); H05B 006/64 ()

Expiration Date: 01/28/2020