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dc.contributorDepartment of Mechanical Engineering-
dc.creatorZhou, L-
dc.rightsAssignee: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.en_US
dc.subjectFood preparation deviceen_US
dc.subjectSmart springen_US
dc.subjectShape memory alloyen_US
dc.titleFood preparation device with smart springen_US
dc.description.otherinformationInventor name used in this publication: Li Min Zhouen_US
dc.description.otherinformationUS6686564; US6686564 B2; US6686564B2; US6,686,564, US 6,686,564 B2; 6686564; Appl. No. 10/094,138en_US
dcterms.abstractA food preparation device such as toaster includes a chassis, a heating element, and a carriage for directly or indirectly supporting a food item. The carriage is movable with respect to the chassis to move the food item to or from a cooking position adjacent to the heating element. A Shape Memory Alloy resistance member is connected between the carriage and the chassis. Electric circuitry controls voltage/current to the Shape Memory Alloy resistance member to selectively heat the resistance member and alter its shape to move the carriage to or from the cooking position.-
dcterms.bibliographicCitationUS Patent 6,686,564 B2. Washington, DC: US Patent and Trademark Office, 2004.-
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