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Infrared signal generation from AC induction field heating of graphite foam

United States Patent

February 27, 2018
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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 to produce light. An energy conversion device utilizes light energy from the heated graphite foam to perform a light energy consuming function. A device for producing light and a method of converting energy are also disclosed.
Klett; James W. (Knoxville, TN), Rios; Orlando (Knoxville, TN), Moyers; Richard L. (Knoxville, TN), Monk; John E. (Fredericksburg, VA), Kisner; Roger (Knoxville, TN)
UT-BATTELLE, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN), SPECTRUM FML, INC. (Fredricksburg, VA)
14/ 466,544
August 22, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH 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.