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1. (WO2019050846) SERPENTINS DE CHAUFFAGE EN FORME D'ARC
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CLAIMS

Therefore, at least the following is claimed:

1 . An apparatus comprising:

a first arc-shaped heating coil that is curved with a radius of curvature, the first arc-shaped heating coil being electrically connected to a power source;

a second arc-shaped heating coil that is curved with a same radius of curvature as the radius of curvature of the first arc-shaped heating coil, the second arc-shaped heating coil being electrically connected to the power source;

a hinge that is attached to the first arc-shaped heating coil and to the second arc-shaped heating coil; and

an articulation assembly connected to the first arc-shaped heating coil, the second arc-shaped heating coil, and the hinge, wherein the articulation assembly rotates the first arc-shaped heating coil and the second arc-shaped heating coil at the hinge to form a major arc.

2. The apparatus of claim 1 , wherein the first arc-shaped heating coil and the second arc-shaped heating coil are inductive heating coils that produce an alternating magnetic field for inductive heating.

3. The apparatus of claim 1 , wherein the first arc-shaped heating coil and the second arc-shaped heating coil are resistive heating coils.

4. The apparatus of claim 1 , wherein the first arc-shaped heating coil is a serpentine heating coil comprising a plurality of arc-shaped sections that extend and curve with the radius of curvature and are parallel laterally, orthogonal to the radius of curvature.

5. The apparatus of claim 1 , wherein the first arc-shaped heating coil is a serpentine heating coil comprising a plurality of straight sections that are arranged along a curve with the radius of curvature and extend laterally, orthogonal to the radius of curvature.

6. The apparatus of claim 1 , wherein the first arc-shaped heating coil is a spiral heating coil that is curved with the radius of curvature.

7. The apparatus of claim 1 , wherein the articulation assembly is detachably connected to the first arc-shaped heating coil, the second arc-shaped heating coil, and the hinge.

8. A heating coil comprising:

a plurality of arc-shaped conductors that is curved with a radius of curvature, the plurality of arc-shaped conductors being connected in a single pattern of the heating coil;

a respective arc-shaped conductor of the plurality of arc-shaped conductors having a shape of a major arc having the radius of curvature, each

respective arc-shaped conductor of the plurality of arc-shaped conductors being arranged laterally parallel and orthogonal to the radius of curvature; and

wherein the major arc of each respective arc-shaped conductor of the plurality of arc-shaped conductors is partially surrounding an object to be heated.

9. The heating coil of claim 8, wherein the heating coil is an inductive heating coil that produces an alternating magnetic field for inductive heating.

10. The heating coil of claim 8, wherein the heating coil is a resistive heating coil.

1 1 . The heating coil of claim 8, wherein the single pattern is a serpentine pattern, and the respective arc-shaped conductor of the plurality of arc-shaped conductors is electrically connected to an adjacent arc-shaped conductor of the plurality of arc-shaped conductors in the serpentine pattern.

12. The heating coil of claim 8, wherein the single pattern is a spiral pattern, and the plurality of arc-shaped conductors are electrically connected in the spiral pattern.

13. An apparatus comprising:

a first arc-shaped heating coil having a radius of curvature, the first arc-shaped heating coil comprising a first plurality of arc-shaped conductors that is curved with the radius of curvature, the first plurality of arc shaped conductors being arranged laterally parallel and orthogonal to the radius of curvature, a respective arc-shaped conductor of the first plurality of arc-shaped conductors having a shape of a first minor arc having the radius of curvature, the first arc-shaped heating coil being electrically connected to a power source;

a second arc-shaped heating coil having the radius of curvature, the second arc-shaped heating coil comprising a second plurality of arc-shaped conductors that are curved with the radius of curvature, the second plurality of arc shaped conductors being arranged laterally parallel and orthogonal to the radius of curvature, a respective arc-shaped conductor of the second plurality of arc-shaped conductors having a shape of a second minor arc having the radius of curvature, the second arc-shaped heating coil being electrically connected to the power source; and a connector that is attached to the first arc-shaped heating coil and to the second arc-shaped heating coil and aligns the first arc-shaped heating coil and to the second arc-shaped heating coil into a single arc shape.

14. The apparatus of claim 13, wherein the single arc shape is a major arc having the radius of curvature.

15. The apparatus of claim 13, wherein the respective arc-shaped conductor of the first plurality of arc-shaped conductors is electrically connected to an adjacent arc-shaped conductor of the first plurality of arc-shaped conductors to form a serpentine pattern circuit.

16. The apparatus of claim 13, wherein the first plurality of arc-shaped conductors is electrically connected to form a spiral pattern circuit.