US 11,654,864 B2
Heating device
Waldemar Dworakowski, Cracow (PL); and Rafal Dlugosz, Poznan (PL)
Assigned to Aptiv Technologies Limited, St. Michael (BB)
Filed by APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED, St. Michael (BB)
Filed on Dec. 13, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/713,063.
Claims priority of application No. 18213507 (EP), filed on Dec. 18, 2018.
Prior Publication US 2020/0189523 A1, Jun. 18, 2020
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. B60S 1/02 (2006.01); B60S 1/56 (2006.01); H05B 6/06 (2006.01); H05B 6/44 (2006.01); B60R 11/04 (2006.01); B60R 11/00 (2006.01)
CPC B60S 1/026 (2013.01) [B60S 1/56 (2013.01); H05B 6/06 (2013.01); H05B 6/44 (2013.01); B60R 11/04 (2013.01); B60R 2011/0026 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A heating device comprising:
a housing configured to retain a camera lens;
a primary induction coil positioned proximate the housing and configured to generate a magnetic field in response to receiving electrical power from a power supply, the primary induction coil surrounding an optical axis of the camera lens;
a controller circuit in electrical contact with the primary induction coil configured to control the electrical power delivered to the primary induction coil; and
a secondary induction coil overlaying the primary induction coil and configured to receive the magnetic field from the primary induction coil and generate heat;
wherein the secondary induction coil is disposed within a windshield of a vehicle or on an inner surface of the windshield and defines a viewing window through which the camera lens views a surrounding area;
wherein the secondary induction coil directly heats the viewing window of the windshield when the primary induction coil receives the electrical power; and
wherein a temperature of the secondary induction coil is controlled by adjusting a voltage or a frequency of a signal applied to the primary induction coil.