Grupo Ferrer Internacional has filed a patent for a heating unit that includes a substrate with a chemical reactant material capable of exothermic reaction, an igniter, and an adhesive layer. Another version involves two substrates with the same components sealed together. GlobalData’s report on Grupo Ferrer Internacional gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Grupo Ferrer Internacional, Human telomerase RT biomarker was a key innovation area identified from patents. Grupo Ferrer Internacional's grant share as of January 2024 was 50%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Chemical heating unit with exothermic reaction and igniter

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Grupo Ferrer Internacional SA

The patent application (Publication Number: US20230364357A1) describes a heating unit designed with specific components to facilitate an exothermic reaction. The heating unit includes a substrate with a chemical reactant material capable of undergoing an exothermic reaction, an igniter in proximity to the reactant material, and a layer of adhesive material covering at least a portion of the reactant material and substrate. The adhesive material is compatible with the reactant material, ensuring proper functionality of the heating unit.

Additionally, the heating unit may include a second substrate in contact with the adhesive layer, forming a unitary structure containing the reactant material within. The chemical reactant material comprises a metal reducing agent and a metal-containing oxidizing agent, along with a binding agent. The igniter is a printable igniter with specific conductor configurations, and the adhesive material used can be selected from various types, curable at specific temperatures. Furthermore, the heating unit may have an additional layer that is impermeable to gas and liquids, and a vaporizable component containing a drug can be coated onto the second surface of the substrate. Overall, the patent application outlines a detailed design for a heating unit optimized for efficient and controlled exothermic reactions, with specific materials and configurations to ensure proper functionality and compatibility with various applications.

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