US 10,368,396 B2
Heat pipe with printed heater and associated methods for manufacturing
Jeffrey L. Duce, Maple Valley, WA (US); and Christopher D. Courter, Torrance, CA (US)
Assigned to The Boeing Company, Chicago, IL (US)
Filed by The Boeing Company, Chicago, IL (US)
Filed on Apr. 1, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/88,396.
Prior Publication US 2017/0290096 A1, Oct. 5, 2017
Int. Cl. H05B 3/12 (2006.01); H05B 3/00 (2006.01); B64G 1/50 (2006.01); C23C 28/00 (2006.01); H05B 3/16 (2006.01); H05B 3/46 (2006.01); F28D 15/02 (2006.01); F28D 21/00 (2006.01)
CPC H05B 3/0014 (2013.01) [B64G 1/50 (2013.01); B64G 1/506 (2013.01); C23C 28/321 (2013.01); C23C 28/34 (2013.01); F28D 15/02 (2013.01); H05B 3/12 (2013.01); H05B 3/16 (2013.01); H05B 3/46 (2013.01); F24D 2220/07 (2013.01); F28D 2021/0021 (2013.01); F28D 2021/0035 (2013.01); H05B 2203/005 (2013.01); H05B 2203/013 (2013.01); H05B 2203/021 (2013.01); H05B 2203/022 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A heater for space equipment, comprising:
a heat pipe;
a first layer applied to the heat pipe, the first layer made from an electrically non-conductive material;
a resistance heater printed onto the first layer after the first layer is applied to the heat pipe; and
a second layer adjacent the resistance heater, the resistance heater being positioned between the first layer and the second layer, and the second layer being made from an electrically non-conductive material.