A heating and/or cooling surface with even distribution of the heat or the cold from the source

Technology description

The name of the technology: A heating and/or cooling surface with even distribution of the heat or the cold from the source
Challange: Heating or cooling processes play a significant role in a wide range of applications, both in industry and in everyday life. Conventional devices comprising a small area source of heating / cooling can be faced with constructional solutions or the problems of temperature fluctuation, therefore a new construction is proposed. This solution opens up new possibilities for applications where fast, accurate temperature control is needed with small heated source. An example is the controlled modification of the texture of polymer systems, cooling of electronic components.
Description: The technical solution includes thermally conductive plates which are fixed in the thermal insulating frame and separated by a blocking layer. A small size heating and / or cooling element is connected to the underside of the conductive plate. The heat conducting plate may be equipped with a temperature sensor and the support plate includes a holder for mounting the heating / cooling elements and a temperature sensor, as well as the positioning holes in the insulating frame, making the device very flexible.
This design solution can be advantageously applied in processes where defined temperatures change from a small source to many times larger surface is required.
Scheme and more detailed description of the device can be found in Utility Model Document No. 30540.
Commercial opportunity: The device is suitable for the defined tempering of studied or treated materials, especially based on polymers or biopolymers. It can be used both for the development of new materials and for the optimization of existing production processes. An example is the controlled modification of the texture of polymer systems, cooling of electronic components, studying of thermal properties.
IP protection status: National utility model No. 30540
Development status:

Phase 3

Corresponds with TRL 5 and TRL 6

Technology validation and implementing it in real environment. Testing the technology outside of the laboratory and its adjustment to external conditions.

  • TRL 5 represents a state where the results of the real environment tests are known and there is an idea of how to deal with the problems found (if any)
  • TRL 6 is a state where a fully functional prototype already exists and is capable of fulfilling all its functions
Partnering strategy: Collaboration licensing
Další informace: https://isdv.upv.cz/doc/FullFiles/UtilityModels/FullDocuments/FDUM0030/uv030540.pdf
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Keywords: Cooling element Heating element Point source of heating Temperature distribution
Categories: Engineering Physics Research Tools
Owner of a technology: Univerzita Tomáše Bati ve Zlíně
Institution: Tomas Bata University in Zlín
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