Heat Pipes: Construction and Application

A Study of Patents and Patent Applications

  • Marten Terpstra
  • Johan G. Van Veen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Part I

    1. Marten Terpstra, Johan G. Van Veen
      Pages 26-52
    2. Marten Terpstra, Johan G. Van Veen
      Pages 53-69
  3. Part II

    1. Marten Terpstra, Johan G. Van Veen
      Pages 83-363
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 365-383

About this book


This analysis of invention is the result of a study of patents, patent applications and some other technical and scientific lite­ rature published in the United States, Japan, Great Britain, Western Germany and France, as well as European (Munich) and PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) patent applications, in the period from about January 1975 to about January 1985. It provides a systematic review of research activities on the structural and operational development of heat pipes in the period covered, and on their applications. The study is in two parts: Part I relating to aspects of indi­ vidual heat pipes and Part II concerning the application of heat pipes to heat exchangers and mechanical and electrical components, in which the construction and operation of the in­ dividual heat pipes are of secondary importance. The material studied during the search has been derived from the search files of the European Patent Office, Rijswijk, The Nether­ lands, classified in accordance with the following international patent classes (IPC): F 28 D 15/02 relating to heat exchange apparatus with the intermediate heat transfer medium in closed tubes passing into or through the conduit walls in which the medium condenses and evaporates, e.g. heat pipes. F 24 J 2/32 relating to heat pipes of solar heat collectors. Vlll G 21 D 5/02 relating to arrangements of nuclear reactor and engine, in which reactor produced heat is converted into mechanical energy and in which reactor and engine are structurally combined.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Marten Terpstra
    • 1
  • Johan G. Van Veen
    • 1
  1. 1.The HagueThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8043-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3447-4
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