METHOD OF HEATING AN ARTICLE

  • US 20080083720A1
  • Filed: 10/04/2007
  • Published: 04/10/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/04/2006
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A method of heating an article having a plurality of heating elements separated into a plurality of distinct heating zones utilizing a controller, said method comprising the steps of:

  • providing power to the heating elements of a first heating zone to heat a portion of the article;

    monitoring at least one parameter associated with the heating elements to determine when a predetermined event occurs; and

    simultaneously discontinuing power to the heating elements of the first heating zone and providing power to the heating elements of a second heating zone upon occurrence of the predetermined event.

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