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08/18/16
20160238354 
 Igniter and  manufacturing an igniter for an inflator patent thumbnailIgniter and manufacturing an igniter for an inflator
A pyrotechnical igniter (100) for an inflator of a vehicle safety system comprises at least two contact pins (102) physically separated from each other by an electrically insulating compound and a bridge wire (110) connected to both contact pins (102) in an electrically conducting manner. A fastening portion (112) in which the bridge wire (110) is welded to the contact pins (102) is provided at each of the contact pins (102)..
Trw Airbag Systems Gmbh


08/11/16
20160234919 
 Energy saving hid lamp patent thumbnailEnergy saving hid lamp
An energy saving hid lamp with a long lifespan is provided. In an embodiment of the invention, the lamp comprises at least two arc tubes within a quartz enclosure wherein each of the arc tubes has a tungsten cathode tip, an anode and xenon gas between the two electrodes.
Articmaster Inc.


08/11/16
20160230992 
 Safety and convenience system for a gas grill patent thumbnailSafety and convenience system for a gas grill
The present disclosure introduces a safety and convenience system for a gas grill. The disclosed system can have a grill assembly, a sensor assembly, and a system controller.

08/11/16
20160228994 
 Method and device for removing at least part of a sea platform patent thumbnailMethod and device for removing at least part of a sea platform
Method for removing at least part of a sea platform comprising a support structure with at least one cylindrical support beam located under water, which method comprises the steps of; providing a device for cutting one of the at least one cylindrical support beams, attaching the device in the circular configuration under water to one of the at least one cylindrical support beams with the fastener, wherein the nozzle openings of the molten metal jet cutting units are directed to and at least partly surround said cylindrical support beam, igniting the fuel material of the molten metal jet cutting units with the igniter to cut said surrounded cylindrical support beam with the molten metal jetted out of the nozzle openings, lifting the disconnected part of a platform to be removed with a removal vessel provided near the support structure, and transporting the disconnected part of the sea platform to be removed to a different location.. .
Heerema Marine Contractors Nederland Se


08/04/16
20160223301 
 Igniter assembly, airbag system, and detection system and detection  same patent thumbnailIgniter assembly, airbag system, and detection system and detection same
An igniter assembly for which an igniter and a conductive igniter collar are integrated via an insulating layer, wherein the igniter comprises a metal eyelet, a metal cover that retains the eyelet therein, an ignition charge that is disposed in the cover and in a space in contact with an end face of the eyelet, a heating body that is connected to the end face of the eyelet, and a conductive pin that passes through the insulating layer and is electrically connected to the heating body. The other end of the conductive pin is exposed from the insulating layer so that a current supplying circuit is connected.
Daicel Corporation


08/04/16
20160223223 
 Schmitty compressor patent thumbnailSchmitty compressor
A compressor unit for heating and sanitizing water for human use including a combustion housing defining a combustion chamber. A heat exchanger is partially supported in the combustion chamber and configured to heat water.

08/04/16
20160222940 
 Inter-event control strategy for corona ignition systems patent thumbnailInter-event control strategy for corona ignition systems
The invention provides a system and method for controlling corona discharge. A driver circuit provides energy to the corona igniter and detects any arc formation.
Federal-mogul Ignition Company


07/28/16
20160218489 
 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


07/28/16
20160214564 
 Gas generator patent thumbnailGas generator
The present invention provides a gas generator wherein a diffuser portion having a gas discharge port is disposed at one end of a cylindrical housing; an ignition device is disposed at the other end of the cylindrical housing; an axially-movable metallic partition wall having a plurality of through-holes is disposed between the ignition device and the diffuser portion; a space between the partition wall and the ignition device is an ignition device chamber charged with a molded article of a first gas generating agent; a space between the partition wall and the diffuser portion is a combustion chamber charged with a molded article of a second gas generating agent; the partition wall has a circular bottom surface and an annular wall extending, in a single direction, perpendicularly to an outer circumference of the circular bottom surface, and the circular bottom surface is disposed so as to be on the diffuser portion side; the ignition device has an igniter having a disk-shaped ignition portion protruding toward the partition wall and a metallic annular member having an annular wall and disposed around the ignition portion; and the annular wall of the annular member protrudes to the partition wall further than the distal end surface of the ignition portion.. .
Daicel Corporation


07/21/16
20160208756 
 Injector-igniters with variable gap electrode patent thumbnailInjector-igniters with variable gap electrode
Fuel injector-igniters with variable gap electrodes. A fuel injector-igniter comprises a housing, an actuator disposed in the housing, and a valve including a valve head operative to open and close against a valve seat in response to activation of the actuator.
Mcalister Technologies, Llc


07/21/16
20160206909 

Volatile organic compound disposal


The voc disposal system disclosed herein includes a plasma chamber and a vent chamber. The plasma chamber includes one or more bands of plasma igniters that produce a field of free radicals across a volume of the plasma chamber.
Paragon Waste Solutions, Llc.


07/14/16
20160200285 

Gas generator and assembling method thereof


A metallic cup of constant inner diameter covering the igniter to define a charging chamber. The igniter assembly includes a main body, including an ignition portion and a electro-conductive pin integrated with a metallic collar by a resin.

07/07/16
20160195055 

Ignition timing control device and ignition timing control system


An ignition timing control device has a knocking detection unit and an ignition timing adjustment unit. In a condition that the operation state of the internal combustion engine is suitable for adjustment of the ignition timing, the ignition timing control device outputs to an igniter an adjusted ignition signal as adjusted (corrected) by an adjusted ignition timing determination process.
Ngk Spark Plug Co., Ltd.


07/07/16
20160195041 

Stable combustion in spark-ignited lean-burn engine


A lean-burn engine may comprise a combustion chamber, an intake manifold configured to provide a lean fuel/air mixture to the combustion chamber, and a pre-chamber in fluid communication with the combustion chamber. The pre-chamber may include a spark igniter configured to initiate combustion of the lean fuel/air mixture in the combustion chamber, and a heating element contained in the pre-chamber.
Caterpillar Inc.


07/07/16
20160193373 

Tubular floating electrode dielectric barrier discharge for applications in sterilization and tissue bonding


Disclosed is a device and method for contacting a biological substrate. A non-thermal plasma device delivers a non-thermal plasma discharge using a dielectric conduit, an igniter electrode and a rf electrode.
Drexel University


06/23/16
20160177043 

Anion exchange membrane for electrodialysis applications and process for the preparation thereof


The present invention relates to the preparation of novel anion exchange membranes from bicomponent or tricomponent copolymers containing both quaternizable and cross-linkable moieties. The bicomponent copolymers consisted with polyacrylonitrile and poly(2-dimethylaminoethyl) methacrylate and the tricomponent copolymers consisted with polyacryloniterle and poly2-dimethylaminoethyl) methacrylate and polyn-butyl acrylate.

06/16/16
20160169640 

Igniter carrier, igniter unit and producing an igniter unit


The invention relates to an igniter carrier (4) for an igniter unit (1), particularly for a gas generator, comprising a first receptacle section (8) for an igniter (2), a second receptacle section (9) and a connecting section (7) for attaching the igniter unit (1), wherein the igniter carrier (4) is prefabricated from a plurality of individual parts joined together and can be assembled in an assembly process as an individual part (4) of an assembly (1) together with an igniter (2) and a connector part (3). The invention further relates to an igniter unit (1), particular for a gas generator, comprising such an igniter carrier (4), to an igniter (2) and to a method for producing such an igniter unit (1)..

06/16/16
20160167618 

Initiator assemblies


An initiator assembly for placement in an associated opening in an initiator-containing device includes an initiator device having at least one igniter element and an elastomeric overmoulding. The initiator device includes at least one of a thermoplastic initiator base and a thermoplastic adapter integrally joined to a base of the initiator-containing device.

06/16/16
20160167617 

Dual stage hybrid inflator and triggering the same


A dual-stage hybrid inflator and triggering a method thereof are provided. The dual-stage hybrid inflator includes a main casing, a central pipe, and a disc set, a first propellant chamber assembly, a second propellant chamber assembly, a pressurized gas, a first igniter assembly, a second igniter assembly and an exhaust hood.
Mosa Industrial Corporation


06/09/16
20160161235 

Igniter device


There is provided an igniter device, for use in an explosive train, comprising a first synthetic polymer layer, a second synthetic polymer layer, wherein said first layer and second layer envelope a portion of an energetic material, wherein said synthetic polymer is capable of being sealed.. .

06/09/16
20160161120 

Inductive start and capacitive sustain ignition exciter system


An ignition exciter system includes an igniter, a step-up transformer, a switch device, and a spark-sustain capacitor. The igniter has a spark gap across which a spark may be generated.
Honeywell International Inc.


05/26/16
20160148710 

Nuclear fission igniter


Illustrative embodiments provide nuclear fission igniters for nuclear fission reactors and methods for their operation. Illustrative embodiments and aspects include, without limitation, a nuclear fission igniter configured to ignite a nuclear fission deflagration wave in nuclear fission fuel material, a nuclear fission deflagration wave reactor with a nuclear fission igniter, a method of igniting a nuclear fission deflagration wave, and the like..
Terrapower, Llc


05/26/16
20160146177 

Two-dimensional igniter for testing in-cylinder gas velocity and/or gas composition


An igniter system for measuring gas velocity and/or gas composition within the combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine. The igniter has an insulator body and conductive shell around the top portion of the insulator body, configured so that the igniter can be installed in place of a conventional spark plug.
Southwest Research Institute


05/12/16
20160134085 

Igniter and vehicle, and controlling ignition coil


An igniter that includes switch element and switch control device for controlling the switch element depending on ignition signal. The switch control device includes a determination stage that compares voltage associated with the ignition signal with a predetermined voltage to generate a determination signal, a driving stage that controls on/off operations of the switch element depending on the determination signal, a timer circuit that asserts a conduction protection signal when state where the determination signal becomes an assert level corresponding to an on operation of the switch element continues for predetermined time, a time-varying voltage generating circuit that generates time-varying voltage over time in response to the assertion of the conduction protection signal, and an amplifier that changes the voltage of a control terminal of the switch element such that detection voltage associated with coil current flowing in the switch element is close to the time-varying voltage..
Rohm Co., Ltd.


05/05/16
20160123590 

Cyclone ignition gun


A cyclone ignition gun includes a housing, an igniter, an electric fan, a battery pack, a gas can and a duct pipe respectively mounted inside the housing, a slide switch mounted in the top side of the housing for controlling the operation of the igniter and the electric fan, and a push switch mounted in the bottom side of the housing for controlling the gas can to discharge gas for burning. The slide switch and the push switch can be simultaneously operated to selectively achieve the function of fire burning and air blowing, the function of fire burning, or the function of air blowing..

05/05/16
20160123589 

Control valves for heaters and fireplace devices


A heating apparatus may include a control valve assembly. A control valve assembly can have a housing and a valve body positioned within the housing.
Procom Heating, Inc.


05/05/16
20160123294 

Igniter and vehicle


An igniter includes: a switch connected to an ignition coil; and a controller to control the switch according to an ignition signal. The controller includes an ignition signal input; a determination stage comparing a voltage of the input with a reference voltage to generate a determination signal; a drive stage controlling the switch's on/off according to the determination signal; a comparison circuit receiving a first supply voltage, comparing a current on the switch with a reference current, and generating a feedback-signal having a level based on the comparison; an output transistor having one end grounded and the other end connected to an output terminal of an ignition check signal and having a threshold voltage higher than the first supply voltage; and a level-shifter receiving a second supply voltage higher than the threshold voltage, level-shifting the feedback-signal, and outputting the level-shifted feedback-signal to a control terminal of the output transistor..
Rohm Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160115873 

Igniter assembly


An igniter assembly for a combustion system of a gas turbine engine is provided. The igniter assembly includes an igniter plug having a tip which, in use, is located at an aperture in a wall of a flame-tube of the combustion system such that the tip can provide an electrical discharge to ignite an air-fuel mixture within the flame-tube.
Rolls-royce Plc


04/21/16
20160109125 

Hot surface igniters and methods of making same


A method of making a hot surface igniter is described. A silicon carbide composition that includes both fines fraction and a coarse fraction is sintered in a nitrogen and argon reducing atmosphere in a manner that controls the incorporation of nitrogen with in the lattice of recrystallized silicon carbide.

04/21/16
20160107889 

Hydrogen generators


A pyrolytic hydrogen generator comprising a pressure vessel containing a plurality of cardboard receptacles for the thermally decomposable hydrogen generating material and an associated ignition system. Also, a modular pellet tray assembly for use in the generator comprises a plurality of trays having pellet holders and associated igniters and held in a stack by support rods that also provide electrical connectivity to the trays..

04/14/16
20160105001 

Igniter


An igniter includes a switch element and a switch control apparatus. An ignition signal igt is input to an input line of the switch control apparatus.

03/17/16
20160076770 

Lighting tobacco-based products


An igniter apparatus for igniting a tobacco-based product having a sensitized tip. The igniter apparatus includes a first member and a second member cooperatively defining a chamber having sides supporting an abrasive.

03/17/16
20160074685 

Fire suppression system including an integral time delay and output starter with attach and detach firing pin assembly


A two-part starter mechanism for a powder aerosol generator fire suppression system is provided. Generally, the starter mechanism includes a pyrotechnic igniter assembly and a removable mechanical trigger coupled thereto.
Fike Corporation


03/10/16
20160069320 

Method and controlling operation of an internal combustion engine


An internal combustion engine includes a plasma ignition system having an in-cylinder dielectric barrier-discharge igniter, and a direct-injection fuel injector having an in-cylinder fuel nozzle. The fuel nozzle protrudes into the combustion chamber proximal to the igniter.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


03/03/16
20160060988 

Radial conduit cutting system and method


In certain instances, the combustible pellet is compacted to between 90 percent and 99 percent of its theoretical density. The combustible pellet may be capable of being transported separate from the cutting apparatus or the high power igniter or both.

02/25/16
20160054108 

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.


02/25/16
20160053561 

Power charge igniter having a retainer protrusion


A power charge (12) for a downhole setting tool has a sleeve (14) which defines a housing. A propellant (16) is located in the sleeve (14) in solid form and defines a first end face (20).
Diamondback Industries, Inc.


02/25/16
20160053560 

Power charge having a combustible sleeve


A power charge (12) for a downhole setting tool has a sleeve (14) which defines a housing. A propellant (16) is located in the sleeve (14) in solid form and defines a first end face (20).
Diamondback Industries, Inc.


02/25/16
20160052486 

Gas generator


A gas generator includes a lower shell as a housing, an igniter including a squib cup and a plug, and a fixing portion formed from a resin molding for fixing the igniter to the lower shell. The squib cup includes a contact portion in contact with the plug and a non-contact portion not in contact with the plug.
Nippon Kayaku Kabushiki Kaisha


02/25/16
20160052483 

Inflator and airbag module


An inflator for a protective device in a vehicle includes a diffuser (10) forming a substantially rotation-symmetric external housing of the inflator with a dosing member (12), wherein the diffuser (10) includes a plurality of discharge orifices (78) arranged in a row, and which are of circular shape. The inflator also includes an igniter sleeve (38) which at least partially encloses an igniter (34) and an igniter chamber (42) filled with a booster charge and is adjacent to a first combustion chamber (44) filled with fuel, wherein the igniter sleeve (38), related to a central axis b of the igniter sleeve (38), has overflow orifices (98) unevenly distributed in circumferential direction..
Trw Airbag Systems Gmbh


02/25/16
20160052481 

Igniter, igniter assembly, and detection system and detection method therefor


This igniter has a heating element, an ignition agent positioned so as to be in contact with the heating element, and conductive pins that pass through an insulating layer, and are electrically connected to the heating element. One end of each conductive pin is exposed through the insulating layer in such a manner that a current supply component, which supplies an ignition current, is connected to the heating element.
Daicel Corporation


02/18/16
20160047573 

Wireless space heater


There is disclosed a wireless space heater (10) with a switch operated valve assembly (19) having a gas inlet (21), a gas outlet (22) coupled to a gas burner (30), a gas outlet (26) coupled to a pilot gas nozzle (28), a thermopile (31), a thermocouple (33), an igniter (35), and a wireless receiver (40) which receives instruction signals from a thermostat (50). The thermostat includes a wireless receiver/transmitter (51) so that it may communicate to a home wireless router (60) or alternatively a gateway (61) coupled to a router.
Sure Heat Manufacturing, Inc.


02/18/16
20160047318 

Torch igniter


A gas turbine combustor assembly includes a primary combustion chamber in fluid communication with a primary fuel injector and a primary air inlet. A torch igniter is carried by the primary combustion chamber, and includes an auxiliary combustion chamber housing comprising a mixing chamber and a throat region converging downstream of the mixing chamber.
Woodward, Inc.


02/11/16
20160039712 

Corona ignition device with improved seal


An electrically conductive glass seal for providing a hermetic bond between an electrically conductive component and an insulator of a corona igniter is provided. The glass seal is formed by mixing glass frits, binder, expansion agent, and electrically conductive metal particles.
Federal-mogul Ignition Company


01/28/16
20160025221 

Aircraft 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.




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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