|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||244/134E ; 244/134D ; 244/134R ; 244/123|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 49 인용 특허 : 16|
A thermal de-ice and anti-ice system for aircraft surfaces employs a laminate in which flexible expanded graphite foil is an electrical and heat conducting layer that is disposed below an outer heat conducting layer, with an electrically insulating layer below the graphite layer. The flexible expanded graphite layer requires about three times less wattage than known resistance heating pad thermal systems to achieve de-ice and/or anti-ice temperatures. The temperature of the surface is controlled by varying the power supplied to the flexible expanded grap...
[ I claim:] [1.] An aircraft structure comprising an outer surface that includes a leading edge, and a heat-conducting tape bonded to said outer surface for electro-thermally removing ice from or preventing the formation of ice on the outer surface during flight, wherein the heat-conducting tape comprises at least two layers laminated to each other under heat and pressure, the layers comprising (i) a non-metallic conductive layer connected to a power source, the non-metallic conductive layer consisting of a flexible expanded graphite foil sheet having an...