US Patent Application No: 2008/0035,347

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Adjusting alloy compositions for selected properties in temperature limited heaters

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Heaters for treating a subsurface formation are described herein. Such heaters can be obtained by using the systems and methods described herein. The heater includes a heater section including iron, cobalt, and carbon. The heater section has a Curie temperature less than a phase transformation temperature. The Curie temperature is at least 740.degree. C. The heater section provides, when time varying current is applied to the heater section, an electrical resistance.

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SHELL OIL COMPANYHOUSTON, TX2287

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Brady, Michael Patrick Oak Ridge, TN 3 441
Horton, Joseph Arno JR Oak Ridge, TN 2 174
Vitek, John Michael Oak Ridge, TN 2 429

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