• US 20160073623A1
  • Filed: 11/30/2015
  • Published: 03/17/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/18/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of controlling the temperature inside of an enclosure as part of a method of treating an article, the method of controlling comprising:

  • (A) providing a flexible and inflatable enclosure;

    (B) providing a heating system comprising(i) a heater;

    (ii) at least one thermocouple electrically connected to the heater and located inside of the inflated enclosure and measuring Tactual; and

    (iii) a controller electrically connected to the heater and the thermocouple and programmed with predetermined temperature ramp rate (Tsetpoint) and a target temperature (Ttarget), the controller increasing the temperature inside of the enclosure by(a) increasing the Tsetpoint one degree every six minutes until Ttarget is reached;

    (b) comparing the Tactual to the Tsetpoint; and

    (c) turning the heater on or off in response to the difference between Tactual and Tsetpoint.

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