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01/28/16
20160025221 
 Aircraft gas turbine with a seal for sealing an igniter plug on the combustion chamber wall of a gas turbine patent thumbnailAircraft gas turbine with a seal for sealing an igniter plug on the combustion chamber wall of a gas turbine
A sealing arrangement of an igniter plug of a combustion chamber of a gas turbine, with an igniter plug passing through a recess of a combustion chamber wall, with at least one sealing ring through which the igniter plug projects and which is in sealing contact with an edge area of the recess facing away from the combustion chamber interior, wherein the sealing ring is designed in the form of a flat, annular and flexible disk.. .
Rolls-royce Deutschland Ltd & Co Kg


01/21/16
20160017805 
 Igniter tip with cooling passage patent thumbnailIgniter tip with cooling passage
A combustor cap for a combustor chamber of a combustion system is provided. The combustor cap includes a plate member including: a plurality of openings for accommodating a plurality of fuel nozzles of the combustion system; a cooling passage extending through a plane of the plate member; an entrance opening to the cooling passage; and an exit opening from the cooling passage to a side of the plate member opposite to the combustion chamber..
General Electric Company


01/21/16
20160016532 
 Burst device, hybrid inflator, airbag module and vehicle safety system patent thumbnailBurst device, hybrid inflator, airbag module and vehicle safety system
The invention relates to a burst device (10), especially for a hybrid inflator (40) including a burst member (20) delimiting an igniter compartment (25) at least in portions on its inside (21), wherein the burst member (20) in the idle mode can be pressurized with compressed gas on its outside (22) and, in the case of operation, the burst member (20) can be destroyed by an igniter compartment side bursting pressure, in accordance with the invention, the burst device (10) includes a support sleeve (30) arranged in the igniter compartment (25) and including an opening (32), the support sleeve (30) including a collar (34) delimiting the opening (33), wherein the burst member (20) rests on the collar (34) of the support sleeve (30) at least in portions upon pressurization from outside.. .
Trw Airbag Systems Gmbh


01/21/16
20160016531 
 Hybrid inflator comprising a burst cap, burst cap, airbag module, vehicle safety system and  manufacturing a burst cap patent thumbnailHybrid inflator comprising a burst cap, burst cap, airbag module, vehicle safety system and manufacturing a burst cap
The invention relates to a hybrid inflator (10) including a burst cap (20) including a bottom (21) and a sleeve-like side wall (22), the bottom (21) and the side wall (22) delimiting an igniter compartment (23), and the burst cap (20) in the idle mode being pressurized on the outer peripheral side with compressed gas having a filling pressure (pf) which at a functional maximum temperature of the hybrid inflator (10) has a maximum filling pressure (pfmax), and wherein the burst cap (20) can be destroyed by an igniter compartment side bursting pressure in the case of operation. In accordance with the invention, a transitional portion (24) is formed from the side wall (22) of the burst cap (20) to the bottom (21) so that the igniter compartment side bursting pressure required to destroy the burst cap (20) is lower than the sum of the maximum filling pressure (pfmax) and the filling pressure (pf).
Trw Airbag Systems Gmbh


01/14/16
20160013623 
 Active-control resonant ignition system patent thumbnailActive-control resonant ignition system
A method is disclosed for producing a corona discharge for igniting an air/fuel mixture in an internal combustion engine. An igniter is provided having a discharge tip that protrudes into a combustion zone.

01/14/16
20160010559 
 Finned ignitor grommet for a gas turbine engine patent thumbnailFinned ignitor grommet for a gas turbine engine
A heat shield for a combustor of a gas turbine engine includes a cold side opposite a hot side, the cold side defines a grommet that surrounds an igniter aperture, the grommet includes a multiple of fins.. .
United Technologies Corporation


01/07/16
20160003150 
 Igniter tip with cooling passage patent thumbnailIgniter tip with cooling passage
An igniter tip for a combustion system is provided. The igniter tip may include a central electrode; an insulator sleeve about the central electrode; and an outer electrode about the insulator sleeve, the outer electrode including a tubular wall having a cooling passage extending within the tubular wall, the cooling passage including an entrance opening and an exit opening to an exterior of the outer electrode.
General Electric Company


01/07/16
20160003044 
 Internal detonation engine, hybrid engines including the same, and methods of making and using the same patent thumbnailInternal detonation engine, hybrid engines including the same, and methods of making and using the same
Hybrid internal detonation-gas turbine engines incorporating detonation or pulse engine technology (such as an internal detonation engine), and methods of manufacturing and using the same are disclosed. The internal detonation engine includes a detonation chamber having a fuel igniter therein, a stator at one end of the detonation chamber having at least a first opening to receive fuel, a rotor adjacent to the stator, and an energy transfer mechanism configured to convert energy from igniting or detonating the fuel to mechanical energy.

12/31/15
20150377491 
 Combustion turbine engine combustor basket igniter port alignment verification tool and  validating igniter alignment patent thumbnailCombustion turbine engine combustor basket igniter port alignment verification tool and validating igniter alignment
A combustion turbine engine combustor igniter port alignment and dimensional verification tool is insertable in guide tube and igniter boss portions of the igniter port. The tool has concentrically nested outer and inner sleeves, having respective circumferential profiles that are separately slidably insertable within corresponding igniter port guide tube and igniter boss portions that have inner circumferential profiles in conformance with minimal dimension specifications.
Siemens Energy, Inc.


12/31/15
20150377206 
 Internal combustion engine and  igniting a fuel patent thumbnailInternal combustion engine and igniting a fuel
A method of igniting a fuel within a combustion chamber defined by a cylinder block of an internal combustion engine includes injecting a first portion of a fuel into the combustion chamber, and energizing a first plasma igniter. The first plasma igniter is configured for generating a first plurality of free radicals, extends through a cylinder head mated to the cylinder block, and protrudes into an intake port defined by the cylinder head that is disposable in fluid communication with the combustion chamber.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


12/31/15
20150377205 

Internal combustion engine and vehicle


An internal combustion engine includes a cylinder block defining a combustion chamber therein, and a cylinder head mated to the cylinder block such that the cylinder head covers the combustion chamber. The internal combustion engine also includes a fuel nozzle configured for injecting a fuel into the combustion chamber and a plasma igniter configured for ejecting a plasma into the combustion chamber to ignite the fuel.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


12/24/15
20150369495 

Ultra-low nox burner


A burner for use with an igniter for firing a flame into a heat-exchanger includes a body having a sidewall that defines an interior chamber. A first opening in the body receives a pre-mixed mixture of air and fuel.
Beckett Gas, Inc.


12/17/15
20150362298 

Method for producing a ring-shaped or plate-like element


The invention relates to a method for producing a ring-shaped or plate-like element, in particular for a metal-sealing material-feedthrough, in particular for devices which are subjected to high pressures, preferably igniters for airbags or belt tensioning devices, whereby a blank, especially in the embodiment of a wire-shaped material is provided and the blank is subjected to processing so that a feedthrough-opening can be incorporated into a ring-shaped or plate-like element created from the blank.. .
Schott Ag


12/17/15
20150362275 

Stacked ordnance systems and methods


A stacked ordnance device provides a disposable and optionally non-reusable projectile weapon. A gun barrel can be formed by holding two half barrels together such that separating the halves exposes the length of the bore.
Falcon Industries, Inc.


12/10/15
20150354481 

System and engine control using pre-chamber ignition


A system and method are disclosed for controlling an engine using pre-chamber ignition. According to at least one aspect of the present disclosure, the system includes a pre-chamber ignition system in communication with a combustion cylinder of the engine.
Cummins Inc.


12/10/15
20150354460 

Distributed spark igniter for a combustor


An ignition system for a combustor of a gas turbine engine is disclosed. The ignition system may include an igniter operatively associated with the combustor, and an electrode operatively associated with the combustor and spaced from the igniter, wherein an electrical potential is created between the igniter and the electrode to produce an electric arc therebetween..
United Technologies Corporation


12/03/15
20150345922 

Igniter for downhole use having flame control


An igniter initiates combustion in an amount of explosive that is downhole and adjacent the igniter. The igniter includes an amount of combustible material and a resistive igniter element disposed on a side of the combustible material that faces the amount of explosive.
Baker Hughes Incorporated


12/03/15
20150342400 

Igniter for solid cooking fuels


An igniter for solid cooking fuels includes a heat chamber and a heat gun manifold. The heat gun manifold includes a manifold flange with a first hole, the manifold flange attached to a bottom of the heat chamber, and a manifold tube received within the first hole.

11/26/15
20150335925 

Systems and methods for reducing an overpressure caused by a vapor cloud explosion


Systems and methods for reducing an overpressure caused by an explosion of a vapor cloud are provided. In one or more embodiments, the system can include one or more sensors operable to detect the explosion of the vapor cloud.
Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company


11/19/15
20150330758 

Fireworks safety igniter


A firework safety igniting device includes a housing having a hollow interior and an open end, the open end sized to receive a firework fuse therethrough; a first electrode is mounted within the hollow interior on an interior surface of the housing. A second electrode is also mounted within the hollow interior on the interior surface in a spaced apart relationship with the first electrode.

11/19/15
20150330757 

Vented-at-temperature igniter


A vented pyrotechnic device is provided that hermetically seals the pyrotechnic material contained therein under ambient storage conditions, but vents upon exposure to elevated-temperature conditions at or below the outgassing temperature for the pyrotechnic material. The vent passage communicating the chamber containing the pyrotechnic material with the exterior of the device is initially sealed at ambient storage conditions by a temperature-sensitive material.
Fike Corporation


11/19/15
20150330638 

Hearth apparatus


An apparatus having a substantially air-sealed, transparent, front through which a flame within the firebox may be viewed. The apparatus may include a burner configured to hold and burn a liquid fuel and positioned so as to cause a flame from the burning, fuel to appear within the firebox.
Innovative Hearth Products, Llc


11/12/15
20150323295 

Igniter with a locked consolidated powder charge


An igniter with a charge sleeve is provided with a through hole having a cylindrical wall, a bridge wire extending at least partially within the through hole, and a consolidated ignition powder charge retained within the through hole of the charge sleeve such that the bridge wire is at least partially embedded in the ignition powder charge. The cylindrical wall comprises at least one of i) a protrusion embedded into consolidated ignition powder charge, ii) a dimple filled with the consolidated ignition powder charge, and iii) at least 2 cylindrical wall sections that are eccentric to each other.
Special Devices, Inc.


11/12/15
20150323181 

Igniter with pilot flame, particularly for gas-fired burners


An igniter with pilot flame, particularly for gas-fired burners, comprising a venturi tube provided, at the part where the combustible mix exits, with a cap which is fitted detachably and with play on an end portion thereof, and is provided with at least one hole, which is transverse to the end portion, for the outflow of the combustible mix; the venturi tube comprising two portions: a first portion, at the end of which the cap is present, and a second portion, by means of which it is associated with a gas source, which is extended laterally with respect to an intermediate region of the first portion, the first portion further having, on the opposite side with respect to the exit side of the combustible mix, a removable plug.. .
A.r.c.s.r.l.


11/12/15
20150322863 

Localized ignition diagnostics


A system for a gas turbine engine includes an igniter event conductor. The igniter event conductor has a first portion adjacent an igniter of the engine and in a combustion chamber of the engine and a second portion apart from the igniter and apart from the combustion chamber.
Woodward, Inc.


11/05/15
20150316263 

Propellant flow actuated piezoelectric igniter for combustion engines


A propellant flow actuated piezoelectric igniter device using one or more hammer balls retained by one or more magnets, or other retaining method, until sufficient fluid pressure is achieved in one or more charging chambers to release and accelerate the hammer ball, such that it impacts a piezoelectric crystal to produce an ignition spark. Certain preferred embodiments provide a means for repetitively capturing and releasing the hammer ball after it impacts one or more piezoelectric crystals, thereby oscillating and producing multiple, repetitive ignition sparks.
Innovative Engineering Solutions, Inc.


11/05/15
20150316018 

Capacitive igniter with a flameout time-delay function


A capacitive igniter with a flameout time-delay function is provided. A first terminal of a flameout time-delay circuit is electrically connected with a common connecting point of a charge-discharge circuit and a charging coil l1.
Chongqing Lihua Technology Co., Ltd


10/29/15
20150311680 

Distribution of corona igniter power signal


A corona discharge ignition system comprising a plurality of corona igniters is provided. The system includes a control and drive electronics unit for directing the energy from a power supply toward the corona igniters; and a single transformer disposed between the control and drive electronics unit and the plurality of corona igniters.
Federal-mogul Ignition Company


10/29/15
20150308805 

Miniature electro-pyrotechnic igniter, and ignition head for the same


An electric non-pyrotechnic ignition head (100) suitable for use in an electro-pyrotechnic igniter (1), comprising: a housing (102) defining a front opening (106); —an electrically insulative, thermally conductive bridge filament support body (130) that is at least partly disposed in said front opening, and that defines a frontal heating surface (132b); and a bridge filament (120) including at least one cross-over portion (122) that extends over the frontal heating surface (132b) of the bridge filament support body (130).. .
Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast- Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek Tno


10/29/15
20150308348 

Continuous detonation wave turbine engine


A gas turbine engine includes a transient plasma igniter in communication with a continuous detonation wave combustor. A method of operating a gas turbine engine includes maintaining ignition of a continuous detonation wave combustor with a transient plasma igniter..
United Technologies Corporation


10/29/15
20150307059 

Silicone propelled pedestrian hood lifter and seatbelt pre-tensioner


A pyrotechnic device contains a housing having a first end and a second end. A structural component or piston is contained within the housing.
Tk Holdings Inc.


10/29/15
20150307058 

Surface mount initiators


An initiator assembly includes an smi assembly board onto which at least a first and a second initiator are surface mounted. The first and second initiators each include a respective surface mount initiator board with which a respective igniter element is respectively mounted.

10/22/15
20150300127 

Device and well stimulation


The invention relates to a heat generator for well stimulation, comprising a tubular fuel vessel (22) with two or more mutually separated, closed segments (23) arranged in longitudinal succession and each at least partly filled with fuel (30), and at least one igniter (40) for ignition of the fuel in at least one of the segments (23), wherein the ends of the segments are connected such that the fuel in a subsequent segment is ignitable owing to the evolution of heat in the course of burnoff of the fuel in a preceding segment. The invention further relates to a process for well stimulation using an inventive heat generator..
Wintershall Holding Gmbh


10/15/15
20150292287 

Device and process for stimulation and cleaning of a liquid-filled well


The invention relates to a device for cleaning a liquid-filled well (10) comprising a tubular vessel (21), the interior of which contains at least one combustion chamber (30) and at least one hollow chamber (25) arranged in longitudinal succession, the combustion chamber (30) being at least partly filled with a fuel (31) and having an igniter (32), and the vessel (21) having at least one inflow orifice through which well fluid can flow from the outside into the vessel (21), wherein the at least one inflow orifice is provided with a closure device (42) comprising at least one closure element which loses its integrity on exceedance of a given temperature, such that the closure device (42) opens. The invention further relates to a process for stimulating and cleaning a liquid-filled well using an inventive device..

10/08/15
20150285511 

Home appliance with improved gas igniter


A home appliance having an improved gas igniter (or ignitor) including an appliance body, at least one burner assembly supported in the appliance body to provide a heat source for cooking, with the burner assembly including a gas pipe, an igniter in operational communication with the gas pipe, the igniter including a heater element and a shroud covering a portion of the heater element, the shroud including a shroud body defining a chamber having the heater element therein, an inlet opening facing the gas pipe, an outlet opening facing away from the gas pipe, and a constriction intermediate the inlet opening and the outlet opening, thereby defining a fluid flow path through the chamber whereby a fluid stream is directed from the inlet opening, across the heater element, through the constriction to the outlet opening.. .

10/08/15
20150285206 

Corona ignition device with improved electrical performance


A corona igniter (20) comprises a central electrode (22) surrounded by an insulator (26), which is surrounded by a conductive component. The conductive component includes a shell (34) and an intermediate part (36) both formed of an electrically conductive material.

10/08/15
20150285019 

Devices and related methods for actuating wellbore tools with a pressurized gas


An apparatus for activating a wellbore tool may include a first sub having a an igniter disposed in the first chamber, the igniter generating a flame output when ignited and a power charge disposed in the second chamber, the power charge generating a high pressure gas when ignited by the flame output. The well tool also includes a gas transfer sub connectable with the first sub, the gas transfer sub having: a first end receiving a portion of the power charge, a longitudinal bore, and a plurality of flow passages radiating from the longitudinal bore, the plurality of flow passages providing fluid communication between the longitudinal bore and the second chamber of the first sub; and a second sub connectable with the gas transfer sub.

10/01/15
20150275843 

Catalytic fuel igniter


A catalytic fuel igniter is compatible with internal combustion engines and other chemical fuel operated systems. The catalytic fuel igniter does not require electrical components typically required for such systems, thus reducing complexity.

10/01/15
20150274123 

Seat belt tensioner for a vehicle passenger restraint system


A belt tensioner (10) for a vehicle occupant restraint system comprises a tube (12) containing gas in the trigger case and an igniter unit (14) arranged in the tube (12) which igniter unit is inserted in an open end face (16) of the tube (12) and includes a base (18) and a cap (20) fastened to the base (18) for accommodating a propelling charge, wherein the cap (20) is arranged at least pertly inside the tube. The igniter unit (14) is welded to the tube (12)..
Trw Automotive Gmbh


09/24/15
20150270688 

Shrink-fit ceramic center electrode


An igniter (20) includes an outer insulator (24) formed of an outer ceramic material hermetically sealed to a conductive core (26). The conductive core (26) is formed of a core ceramic material and a conductive component, such as an electrically conductive coating applied to the core ceramic material or metal particles or wires embedded in the core ceramic material.
Federal-mogul Ignition Company


09/24/15
20150267615 

Alternative fuel rocket augmentation device


A rocket engine tail cone for creating a propulsive force used as augmentation for turbomachinery that uses alternative fuel created by combining compressed environmental air as usable liquid oxygen or gaseous oxygen and a fuel propellant mixture. The rocket engine will inject liquid oxygen or gaseous oxygen into its combustion chamber as an oxidizer and exhaust gas and or jet fuel as a propellant mixture and will employ a spark from an electronic ignition plug as an igniter..

09/17/15
20150260107 

Ignition exciter discharge switch


An ignition exciter system for igniting fuel in a gas turbine engine. The ignition exciter system includes a rechargeable energy source, at least one pulse-forming network coupled to the rechargeable energy source and generating a stored energy waveform from energy in the rechargeable energy source, at least one igniter plug coupled to the at least one pulse-forming network to receive the stored energy waveform and generating a spark in response to the received stored energy waveform..
Unison Industries, Llc


09/10/15
20150253038 

Dual energy electric and gas water heater with igniter shutoff circuit


A dual energy electric and gas water heater with an igniter shutoff circuit provides the user with a quick connect by which the electrical heating system may be selectively enabled or disabled. A transformer and relay limit the function of the gas igniter to only function when the electrical heating system is not energized, whether by manual disconnection or power loss..

08/27/15
20150241185 

Kinetic fireball incendiary munition


A kinetic fireball incendiary munition is provided having an outer shell or bomb casing, one or more incendiary sub munitions therein, and an igniter therefore. Each of the submunitions includes an incendiary portion, at least one rocket motor that propels the submunition inside of a target volume, and an oxidizer for the incendiary portion and rocket motor.
Exquadrum, Inc.


08/27/15
20150238755 

Electrical discharge irrigator apparatus and method


An electrical discharge irrigation device includes a power source to produce power of a first voltage, a circuit coupled to the power source to convert the power of the first voltage to power of a second voltage where the second voltage is higher than the first voltage, a trigger to activate the circuit, an igniter coupled to the circuit to produce a spike, an electrical charge storage component coupled to the igniter the electrical charge storage component becoming conductive and storing an electrical charge after receiving the spike, and an output tip. The output tip includes an electrode and insulating material as an outer layer..
American Eagle Instruments, Inc.


08/20/15
20150233690 

Detonator ignition protection and detection circuit


An ignition circuit (200) includes: an igniter (210) having first (211) and second (212) terminals; a first diode (225) electrically connected in series with the igniter at the first terminal; a second diode (230) electrically connected in series with the igniter at the second terminal. The first and second diodes each have an anode terminal (226, 231) and a cathode terminal (227, 232), wherein like terminals of the first and second diodes are electrically connected to the igniter, thereby defining proximal terminals and distal terminals.
Dyno Nobel Inc.


08/20/15
20150232188 

Aircraft


An aircraft with a turbofan engine including an engine body and a fan, wherein the turbofan engine is supported on an airframe via a pylon, an igniter cable is interposed between an ignition plug of the engine and an ignition control unit that controls power supply to the ignition plug, and at least a part of the igniter cable is passed through an inside of the pylon.. .
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation


08/20/15
20150231429 

Unidirectional, sprinkler-type, antipersonnel-fragmentation-free fire-extinguishing bomb


The invention discloses a unidirectional spray type fire extinguishing bomb without high explosive fragmentation, includes a housing, a fuse, an igniter, an fire extinguishing agent and a main charge, and further includes a tail braking device, combustor, a plate closure, a piston and a diffuser. The housing, the tail braking device and the piston are made of light metal materials; the housing is cylindrical; the tail braking device is arranged at the bottom of the housing and is fixed with the housing through a screw nail; and the fuse is arranged on the diffuser and is fixed through a screw nail.
Beijing Mechanical Equipment Institute


08/13/15
20150226432 

Igniter a smoking article, and associated method


An igniter apparatus is provided, comprising a heat precursor source having a heat precursor; a heating arrangement configured to, on demand, receive the heat precursor from the heat precursor source and to emit heat associated with the heat precursor and capable of igniting an ignitable article; and a sensory precursor source having a sensory precursor substance, wherein the sensory precursor substance is configured to provide a perceptible sensory effect, and wherein the sensory precursor source is in communication with the heating arrangement and is configured to release the sensory precursor substance in association with the heat emitted by the heating arrangement. An associated method is also provided..
R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company


08/13/15
20150226431 

Igniter lance and operating a burner having said igniter lance


The igniter lance include a lance fuel duct for pulverised fuel and an electric igniter for ignition of the pulverized fuel passing through the lance fuel duct.. .
Alstom Technology Ltd


08/13/15
20150226430 

Air fire lighter


An air fire lighter having fuel and a ducted axial fan for igniting a solid fuel fire. The fuel travels through the fire lighter to a distal end of the fire lighter and is ignited by an igniter.
Infora, Llc


08/06/15
20150222097 

Semiconductor igniter plug for an aircraft turbomachine, comprising scoops for discharging possible fuel residues


The invention relates to an igniter plug (30) for an aircraft turbomachine, comprising an external electrode (34), an internal electrode (36), as well as a semiconducting body (38) arranged between the external electrode and the internal electrode and set back from these electrodes so as to define an electrical arc forming cavity (40), the bottom of which is formed by an axial end surface (42) of the semiconducting body. According to the invention, the end of the external electrode (34) is equipped with at least one scoop (44) for discharging possible fuel residues present in the cavity (40)..
Snecma


07/30/15
20150211420 

Combustor igniter assembly


A gas turbine engine comprising a combustor having a combustor liner assembly and a mounting bracket provided on the combustor liner assembly, a floating collar being slidingly received on the mounting bracket for relative sliding movement in a plane normal to an axis of an igniter opening in the liner assembly. The floating collar includes an annular surface defining a collar opening, and an igniter having an axis concentric with the axis of the collar opening is sealingly engages the annular surface.
Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.


07/16/15
20150198026 

Steam environmentally generated drainage system and method


A steam environmentally generated drainage system and method for producing hydrocarbons from a formation using in situ steam generation and gravity drainage. The system and method includes a first well as a circulation and production well, a second well as a circulation, injection and combustion well, and a third well as an injection well.

07/09/15
20150192291 

Multi-cone fuel burner multi-tube heat exchanger


Installed in a fuel-fired heating appliance is a specially designed burner assembly operative to receive and combust a pre-mixed flow of fuel and air to create therefrom a spaced apart plurality of flames which are aligned with and flow directly into the inlets of a corresponding spaced plurality of heat exchanger tubes. The flames create within the tubes hot combustion gases that transfer combustion heat to a supply fluid flowed externally across the tubes.
Rheem Manufacturing Company


07/02/15
20150188292 

High energy ignition spark igniter


The disclosure pertains to ignition systems and more particularly to spark igniters for burners and burner pilots. The spark igniter provided, is configured such that an electric field concentration between two electrodes increases while keeping output voltage unchanged..
John Zink Company, Llc


06/25/15
20150179313 

Ring-shaped or plate-like element and producing same


A ring-shaped or plate-like element, in particular for a metal-sealing material-feedthrough, for example for devices which are subjected to high pressures, such as igniters for airbags or belt tensioning devices, includes a feedthrough opening, whereby the feedthrough opening is located substantially in the center of the ring-shaped or plate-like element and whereby the ring-shaped or plate-like element has a thickness. The ring-shaped or plate-like element has a relief region in the area of the feedthrough opening.
Schott Ag


06/25/15
20150176952 

Ring-shaped or plate-like element and producing same


A ring-shaped or plate-like element, in particular for a metal-sealing material-feedthrough, for example for devices which are subjected to high pressures, such as igniters for airbags or belt tensioning devices, includes a feedthrough opening, whereby the feedthrough opening is located substantially in the center of the ring-shaped or plate-like element and whereby the ring-shaped or plate-like element has a thickness. The ring-shaped or plate-like element has a relief region in the area of the feedthrough opening.
Schott Ag


06/25/15
20150176374 

Firing mechanism with time delay and metering system


An apparatus for selectively isolating a firing head associated with a perforating gun may include an igniter coupled to a firing head, a time delay module coupled to the igniter and generating a pressure pulse after being activated by the igniter, a metering module, and a second firing head. The metering module may be coupled to the time delay module and including a housing having a bore and at least one opening exposed to a wellbore annulus.
Owen Oil Tools Lp


06/18/15
20150171602 

Non-invasive resonant frequency detection in corona ignition systems


A corona ignition system including a corona igniter, an energy supply, and a frequency detector is provided. The energy supply provides energy to the corona igniter during corona events which are spaced from one another by idle periods, during which no energy is provided to the corona igniter.
Federal-mogul Ignition Company


06/18/15
20150171601 

Relay-mod method to drive corona ignition system


A corona ignition system for maintaining a drive frequency approximately equal to the resonant frequency of a corona igniter is provided. The system includes a current sensor, at least two cascaded timers which are electrically independent of a controller, and at least two switches.
Federal-mogul Ignition Company


06/18/15
20150171600 

Flexible control system for corona ignition power supply


A corona ignition system including a corona igniter, switches, and a programmable controller capable of rapidly adjusting to changes in resonant frequency is provided. Energy at a drive frequency and an output current is provided to the corona igniter.
Federal-mogul Ignition Company


06/18/15
20150171541 

Pole member for a pyrotechnical igniter of an inflator, igniter, inflator and airbag module comprising said pole member


The invention relates to a pole member (11) as prefabricated subassembly for a pyrotechnical igniter (10), especially for an inflator comprising two electrically conductive contact pins (14) embedded in an injection-molded part (13), wherein a fixing member (20) for anchoring the pole member (11) in the inflator is embedded in the injection-molded part (13), wherein the contact pins (14) extend through a through-hole (21) of the fixing member (20) and wherein one or more sealing components (32) are formed or arranged in or on the fixing member (20). Furthermore, the invention relates to an igniter, an inflator and an airbag module comprising such pole member..
Trw Airbag Systems Gmbh


06/18/15
20150168258 

Concurrent resonant frequency detection in corona ignition systems


A system and method for detecting resonant frequency of a corona igniter concurrent with operation of the corona igniter is provided. The method includes providing a plurality of pulses of energy to the corona igniter, each having a pulse duration and spaced from one another by a deadtime duration during which no energy is provided to the corona igniter.
Federal-mogul Ignition Company


06/18/15
20150167599 

Injector-igniter with fuel characterization


A vehicular fuel system with onboard fuel characterization including an onboard combustion modifier source capable of supplying a combustion modifier agent, such as hydrogen, and a fuel tank capable of storing a fuel. An injector-igniter is operative to direct inject the fuel and a proportionate amount of the modifier agent into a cylinder of an internal combustion engine.
Mcalister Technologies, Llc


06/18/15
20150164277 

Charcoal igniter


The invention is a charcoal igniter 100 for cooperative use with a charcoal chimney 400. The igniter 100 having an upper portion 102 and a lower portion 116.

06/11/15
20150159868 

Igniter and flame sensor assembly with opening


A burner assembly includes a burner housing having a fuel inlet; a burner for emitting ignited fuel to a heat exchanger; and an igniter and flame sensor assembly mounted to the burner housing, the igniter and flame sensor assembly including an opening therein providing an air path from an exterior of the burner housing to an interior of the burner housing, the opening sized to provide a predetermined drop of carbon dioxide at an outlet of the heat exchanger.. .
Carrier Corporation


06/04/15
20150153040 

Gaseous fuel burner with high energy and combustion efficiency, low pollutant emission and increased heat transfer


The invention relates to a gaseous fuel (including all mixtures thereof) burner structure, characterised in that it comprises: a housing defining a distal flame outlet end and a proximal gaseous fuel and air supply end, both ends having covers; a pressurised-air inlet arranged in the housing close to the proximal end, defining an inner pressurised-air-supply chamber; a pressurised-gaseous-fuel-supply duct arranged in the centre, housed in a first mixing chamber and provided with a plurality of openings for the outflow of the gaseous fuel to said first mixing chamber, said first mixing chamber also comprising a plurality of openings for supplying pressurised air axially and radially; an igniter arranged inside said first mixing chamber for a first combustion; a second, over-mixing chamber arranged colinearly with said first chamber, the end of the fuel duct comprising a cover provided with openings via which gaseous fuel is axially supplied to said second, over-mixing chamber, and the wall of said second chamber comprising openings via which pressurised air is radially supplied, where a second stage of the combustion process is carried out; and a third, conical flame-formation chamber colinearly connected to the end of said second, over-mixing chamber.. .

06/04/15
20150152825 

Injector-igniter with thermochemical regeneration


A fuel injection system comprising an injector-igniter and a fuel tank in fluid communication with the injector-igniter. The injector igniter includes an injector housing and a valve assembly.
Mcalister Technologies, Llc


05/28/15
20150144841 

Gaseous fuel cpox reformers and methods of cpox reforming


A gaseous fuel catalytic partial oxidation (cpox) reformer can include a plurality or an array of spaced-apart cpox reactor units, each reactor unit including an elongate tube having a wall with internal and external surfaces, the wall enclosing an open gaseous flow passageway with at least a portion of the wall having cpox catalyst disposed therein and/or comprising its structure. The catalyst-containing wall structure and open gaseous flow passageway enclosed thereby define a gaseous phase cpox reaction zone, the catalyst-containing wall section being gas-permeable to allow gaseous cpox reaction mixture to diffuse therein and hydrogen-rich product reformate to diffuse therefrom.
Watt Fuel Cell Corp.


05/28/15
20150144094 

Shaping a fuel charge in a combustion chamber with multiple drivers and/or ionization control


The present disclosure is directed to injectors with integrated igniters providing efficient injection, ignition, and complete combustion of various types of fuels. These integrated injectors/igniters can include, for example, multiple drivers used to shape charges, controllers used to modify operations based on ionization parameters, and so on..
Mcalister Technologies, Llc


05/21/15
20150137044 

Liquid fuel cpox reformers and methods of cpox reforming


A liquid fuel catalytic partial oxidation (cpox) reformer can include a plurality or an array of spaced-apart cpox reactor units, each reactor unit including an elongate tube having a gas-permeable wall with internal and external surfaces, the wall enclosing an open gaseous flow passageway with at least a portion of the wall having cpox catalyst disposed therein and/or comprising its structure. The catalyst-containing wall structure and open gaseous flow passageway enclosed thereby define a gaseous phase cpox reaction zone, the catalyst-containing wall section being gas-permeable to allow gaseous cpox reaction mixture to diffuse therein and hydrogen rich product reformate to diffuse therefrom.
Watt Fuel Cell Corp.


05/21/15
20150135719 

Gas turbine combustor with tile having access hole for spark plug


The present invention relates to a gas-turbine combustion chamber with a combustion chamber wall, on which tiles are arranged, and with a recess for passing through an igniter plug, said recess extending through the combustion chamber wall and a tile, with the tile being provided with a tubular projection surrounding the recess and extending from that side of the tile facing away from a combustion chamber interior.. .
Rolls-royce Deutschland Ltd & Co. Kg


05/07/15
20150125771 

Integrated gaseous fuel cpox reformer and fuel cell systems, and methods of producing electricity


Integrated gaseous fuel catalytic partial oxidation (cpox) reformer and fuel cell systems can include a plurality or an array of spaced-apart cpox reactor units, each reactor unit including an elongate tube having a gas-permeable wall with internal and external surfaces, the wall enclosing an open gaseous flow passageway with at least a portion of the wall having cpox catalyst disposed therein and/or comprising its structure. The catalyst-containing wall structure and open gaseous flow passageway enclosed thereby define a gaseous phase cpox reaction zone, the catalyst-containing wall section being gas-permeable to allow gaseous cpox reaction mixture to diffuse therein and hydrogen rich product reformate to diffuse therefrom.
Watt Fuel Cell Corp.


05/07/15
20150125601 

Method and producing nanosilicon particles


A method and apparatus for the production of nano-sized silicon particles via a low-temperature chemical solid-liquid reaction between a silicon-containing compound and a reducing agent. Embodiments of the present invention provide a production method that is cost-effective, while producing elemental silicon having purity, particle sizes, and stability suitable for energetics applications including solid propulsion additives, igniters, flares, decoys, and liquid fuel catalysts..
Systems And Materials Research Corporation


04/23/15
20150107549 

Adaptive control system for fuel injectors and igniters


The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods for adjusting the operation of a gasoline-fueled engine based on monitored conditions within a combustion chamber of the engine. In some cases, the system monitors regions within the combustion chamber, identifies or determines a satisfactory condition, and applies an ionization voltage to a fuel injector to initiate a combustion event during the satisfactory condition.
Mcalister Technologies, Llc


04/23/15
20150107477 

Igniting unit, especially for an inflator, inflator, airbag module, vehicle safety system and manufacturing an igniting unit


The invention relates to an igniting unit (10), especially for an inflator, comprising an electric igniter (11) including a first inner cap (12) which forms a space (14) for being filled with a booster propellant charge with a second outer cap (13). In accordance with the invention, the second cap (13) is an electrically non-conductive insulating cap..
Trw Airbag Systems Gmbh


04/09/15
20150099231 

Integrated vent gas separator and flare stack


According to one aspect, an apparatus includes a separator vessel adapted to separate solid and liquid materials from gas materials; a flame arrestor in fluid communication with the separator vessel and through which the gas materials are adapted to flow; and a flare stack adapted to burn off the gas materials. The flare stack includes a vent pipe and an igniter.
Mathena, Inc.


03/26/15
20150084533 

Igniter, igniter control method, and internal combustion engine ignition apparatus


An igniter is not provided with a depression igbt and is configured such that a distance between a main igbt and a sense igbt is equal to or greater than 100 μm and equal to or less than 700 μm and preferably equal to or greater than 100 μm and equal to or less than 200 μm. The igniter is controlled such that, before the overcurrent of the main igbt reaches a predetermined upper limit, a sense current of the sense igbt is saturated.
Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.


03/19/15
20150075486 

Method and providing adaptive swirl injection and ignition


A fuel injector-igniter incorporating adaptive swirl injection and ignition. The fuel injector-igniter comprises a housing, an actuator, and a valve.
Mcalister Technologies, Llc


03/12/15
20150068489 

Turbulent jet ignition pre-chamber combustion system for spark ignition engines


An ignition system for an internal combustion engine having at least one combustion chamber where the ignition system includes a housing, an ignition device, an injector, and a pre-chamber having a nozzle disposed spaced from the proximal portion of the pre-chamber. The igniter portion of the ignition device and the nozzle of the injector are operatively supported in the proximal portion of the pre-chamber and disposed flush therewith.
Mahle Powertrain, Llc


03/12/15
20150068025 

Igniter assembly including arcing reduction features


A corona igniter (20) includes a metal shell (32) with a corona reducing lip (38) spaced from an insulator (26) and being free of sharp edges (40) to prevent arcing (42) in a rollover region and concentrate the electrical field at an electrode firing end (48). The corona reducing lip (38) includes lip outer surfaces (88) being round, convex, concave, or curving continuously with smooth transitions (90) therebetween.
Federal-mogul Ignition Company


03/05/15
20150061292 

Short term, autonomous, electrical power supply system


A short term, autonomous, electrical power supply system, particularly an emergency short term, autonomous, electrical power supply system. Said system comprises an actuator with an electrical motor (14), an electrical generator (15) for driving said electrical motor (14) of said actuator, a turbine (13) in driving engagement with said electrical generator (15), an generator (7) of combustible, fluidic energy, a fluid line (10) from said generator (7) to said turbine (13), a control unit (5), and an igniter (9) arranged inside said generator (7) and controlled by said control unit (5)..
Airbus Helicopters Deutschland Gmbh


02/19/15
20150047361 

Nozzle with multi-tube fuel passageway for gas turbine engines


A pilot fuel nozzle for a combustor includes an igniter forming a central body extending along a longitudinal center of the nozzle. A nozzle tip includes a plurality of circumferentially spaced fuel passages and a plurality of circumferentially spaced air passages extending to an outer side of the nozzle tip.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


02/12/15
20150044115 

Waste disposal


The waste disposal system disclosed herein includes a chamber operated at high ampere and low voltage, the chamber configured to inject smoke on a stream of free radicals. In one implementation, the stream of free radicals is generated from a plasma igniter and the smoke is generated from waste products, such as hospital waste products..
Strategic Environmental & Energy Resources, Inc.


02/12/15
20150040938 

Methods for varnish removal and prevention in an internal combustion engine


Methods for removing and preventing the buildup of unwanted deposits and varnishes on combustion chamber surfaces, particularly injector-igniter components that are exposed to combustion events. A method of removing deposits from an injector-igniter comprises monitoring the current across a pair of electrodes in the injector-igniter, comparing the current with a predetermined threshold level, and performing a cleaning cycle if the current exceeds the threshold level.
Mcalister Technologies, Llc


02/12/15
20150040845 

Multi-chamber igniter


Air/fuel mixture is received from a combustion chamber of the internal combustion engine into an enclosure about a flame kernel initiation gap between a first ignition body and a second ignition body. Air/fuel mixture received into the enclosure is directed into a flame kernel initiation gap.
Woodward, Inc.


02/12/15
20150040575 

Fuel igniter assembly having heat-dissipating element and methods of using same


A combustor for a gas turbine engine includes a combustion chamber and a fuel igniter assembly. The combustion chamber is defined by an annular inner combustor liner and an annular outer combustor liner.
Unison Industries, Llc


02/12/15
20150040568 

Combustor floating collar assembly


A gas turbine combustor floating collar for mounting an igniter or fuel nozzle to a combustor is provided with an outer periphery in a non-circular shape, for example having at least one section thereof formed with a flat surface, such as a square or triangular shape. The outer periphery of the floating collar is complementary to and completely surrounded by an inner periphery surface of a recess of a boss affixed on the combustor, thereby preventing substantial rotation of the floating collar with respect to the boss..
Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.


02/05/15
20150036781 

Health monitoring of igniters


Methods and associated devices useful for the health monitoring of igniters of gas turbine engines are disclosed. Exemplary embodiments disclosed include the use of an accumulated spark count to an igniter to obtain an indication of wear on the igniter and/or the remaining life of the igniter.
Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.


01/29/15
20150027418 

Internal combustion engines


An internal combustion engine comprising at least one cylinder and a pair of opposed, reciprocating pistons within the cylinder forming a combustion chamber therebetween. The engine has at least one combustion igniter associated with the cylinder, a portion of the combustion igniter being exposed within the combustion chamber formed between the opposed pistons..
Cox Powertrain Limited


01/29/15
20150027337 

Pyrotechnic tensioner


A pyrotechnic pretensioner (10) for a safety system in a vehicle has an inflator (22) including a propelling charge (26) and an igniter (32) and including a housing (12) in which a pressure chamber (14) is provided into which gas can flow and in which a piston can be displaced by the gas, an end piece (16) which closes the pressure chamber (14) and in which a chamber (24) is formed into which the propelling charge (26) is filled and whose wall constitutes the wall of the propellant is provided on the housing (12).. .
Trw Automotive Gmbh


01/22/15
20150020764 

Ignition system for low grade synthesis gas at high compression


An igniter system for a reciprocating piston internal combustion engine having one or more cylinders including at least one igniter per cylinder is disclosed. The igniter system can comprise: a combustion chamber connected to a main cylinder of the engine by a restricted diameter bore, wherein a lean burn fuel mixture is introduced into the combustion chamber by the normal compression stroke of the engine; a hydrogen valve that injects a hydrogen rich gas into the combustion chamber forming a mixture of hydrogen and air having a hydrogen concentration above the stoichiometric ratio for hydrogen and air in the combustion chamber; and a spark ignition source that injects hot unburned hydrogen into the main cylinder, thereby initiating ignition..
V-grid Energy Systems


01/15/15
20150015141 

Igniter-less power supply for xenon lamps in an accelerated weathering test apparatus


A power supply for use in an accelerated weathering test apparatus can ignite the lamp without using a separate igniter and control both the xenon lamp radiated spectrum and its intensity in order to fully simulate the sun's daily cycle, improve the ultraviolet output, reduce the infrared radiation, and compensate for the xenon lamp aging.. .

01/08/15
20150010872 

Hot surface igniter with fuel assist


A large-scale combustion system has a fuel line having a burner end, a burner at the burner end of the fuel line, a source of fuel flowing through the fuel line to the burner, a hot surface igniter adjacent to the fuel line, a flame holder disposed adjacent to the hot surface igniter, and a source of igniter combustion air. The hot surface igniter is activated to ignite the source of fuel, the ignited fuel leaving the burner, and the hot surface igniter is protected from a heat caused by the ignited fuel.

01/08/15
20150007548 

Rotary pulse detonation engine


A rotary pulse detonation engine produces mechanical output by detonating a fuel/air mixture in detonation chambers between adjacent impeller blades. The impeller is housed within an outer casing and rotated around an inner sleeve.

12/25/14
20140377711 

Home cooking appliance with an electrode chamber


A home cooking appliance having an electrode chamber for a burner assembly is provided. The home cooking appliance includes a burner rail, maintop surface, burner assembly including a burner electrode, igniter box below the burner rail and maintop surface, and an electrode chamber on the burner rail.
Bsh Home Appliances Corporation


12/25/14
20140377710 

Air fire lighter


An air fire lighter having fuel, an igniter and a ducted fan for igniting a solid fuel fire. The fuel travels through the fire lighter to a collar at a distal end of the fire lighter, transforming into a vapor that is ignited by an igniter.
Infora, Llc




Niter topics: Internal Combustion Engine, Combustion, Flame Holder, Distributed, Control Unit, Exhaust Gas, Cross Section, Airbag System, Transverse, Radial Direction, Accommodation, Rocket Engine, Gas Turbine, Ground Terminal, Absolute Pressure

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