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AC INDUCTION FIELD HEATING OF GRAPHITE FOAM

United States Patent Application

*** PATENT GRANTED ***
20160057814
9,739,501
A1
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A magneto-energy apparatus includes an electromagnetic field source for generating a time-varying electromagnetic field. A graphite foam conductor is disposed within the electromagnetic field. The graphite foam when exposed to the time-varying electromagnetic field conducts an induced electric current, the electric current heating the graphite foam. An energy conversion device utilizes heat energy from the heated graphite foam to perform a heat energy consuming function. A device for heating a fluid and a method of converting energy are also disclosed.
KLETT, James W. (Knoxville, TN), RIOS, Orlando (Knoxville, TN), KISNER, Roger (Knoxville, TN)
14/ 466,532
August 22, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [0001] This invention was made with government support under contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.