|| List of recent Niter-related patents
|Consumable downhole packer or plug|
A packer or plug for use in a wellbore includes: a tubular mandrel made from a composite material including a pyrotechnic composition; an expandable seal disposed on an outer surface of the mandrel; and an igniter operable to initiate combustion of the mandrel.. .
|Compact and mechanical inertial igniters for thermal batteries and the like for munitions with short duration firing setback shock|
An inertial igniter including: a body having a base; a striker release element rotatably disposed on the body, the striker release element having a first surface; a first biasing element for biasing the striker release element away from the base; a striker mass rotatably disposed on the base along a second axis, the striker mass having a second surface corresponding to the first surface of the striker release element, the first surface obstructing rotation of the striker mass; and a second biasing element for biasing the striker mass such that the second surface is biased towards the first surface; wherein when the body experiences an acceleration profile of a predetermined magnitude and duration, the striker release element rotates towards the base to release an engagement between the first and second surfaces and allow the striker mass to rotate under a biasing force of the second biasing element.. .
|Fluid insulated injector-igniter|
A system for transferring and igniting a fuel comprising a fuel supply and a cryogenic fuel processor connected to the fuel supply and operative to remove impurities from the fuel. The system includes a power supply and an injector-igniter.
|Method and system of thermochemical regeneration to provide oxygenated fuel, for example, with fuel-cooled fuel injectors|
The present disclosure is directed to integrated injector/igniters providing efficient injection, ignition, and complete combustion of various types of fuels. One example of such an injectors/igniter can include a body having a base portion opposite a nozzle portion.
|Corona ignition system having selective enhanced arc formation|
A corona discharge (24) ignition includes an electrode (38) emitting a radio frequency electric field and providing a corona discharge (24) to ignite a combustible mixture. The system includes a controlled high voltage energy supply (52) providing energy to a main energy storage (28) at a first main voltage.
|Colored pyrotechnic smoke-producing composition|
A colored pyrotechnic smoke-producing composition has an oxidizer, a fuel, a flame retardant, a dye, a coolant, and a binder. The oxidizer may be potassium chlorate.
|Laser-ignition combustor for gas turbine engine|
The combustor has a laser ignitor mounted to the casing, remotely from the liner of the combustion chamber. The laser ignitor has an igniter beam path for igniting the fuel and air mixture in the combustion chamber, the igniter beam path extending at least partially across the air plenum surrounding the liner and into the combustion chamber through a corresponding beam path aperture provided in the liner..
|Traveling spark igniter|
An igniter having at least two electrodes spaced from each other by an insulating member having a substantially continuous surface along a path between the electrodes. The electrodes extend substantially parallel to each other for a distance both above and below said surface.
|Integrated fuel injector igniters having force generating assemblies for injecting and igniting fuel and associated methods of use and manufacture|
Embodiments of injectors configured for adaptively injecting and igniting various fuels in a combustion chamber are disclosed herein. An injector according to one embodiment includes an end portion configured to be positioned adjacent to a combustion chamber, and an ignition feature carried by the end portion and configured to generate an ignition event.
|High efficiency, ternary mix engine|
Pressurized and superheated, dry steam is admitted into the working chamber of a spark ignition engine for the purpose of increasing the thermal efficiency of the engine. The steam is admitted into the working chamber near the end of compression, and before ignition of the fuel.
A gas generator includes a cylindrical housing, a diffuser portion, a first combustion chamber defined by a first porous plate member, a second combustion chamber defined by a second porous plate member, and an ignition device having an ignition portion attached to an igniter collar. The first porous plate member comprises first through holes arranged in the vicinity of a peripheral edge portion.
|Integrated fuel injector igniters suitable for large engine applications and associated methods of use and manufacture|
Embodiments of injectors suitable for injection ports having relatively small diameters are disclosed herein. An injector according to one embodiment includes a body having a first end portion opposite a second end portion.
|Retractable ignition system|
An integrated retractable burner ignition system including a burner having an outlet face and a flow passage including a front end substantially coincident with the outlet face of the burner and a gas inlet positioned rearward from the front end of the flow passage, an igniter including a high voltage electrode surrounded by an insulator and extending beyond the insulator to form a tip end of the igniter, the igniter being mounted slidably within the flow passage, an actuator connected to a rear portion of the igniter and configured to advance and retract the igniter within the flow passage, and a slidable seal between the igniter and the flow passage, the seal being positioned rearward of the gas inlet of the flow passage and frontward of the rear portion of the igniter.. .
|Digital television transmitting system and receiving system and method of processing broadcast data|
A dtv transmitting system includes a frame encoder, a randomizer, a block processor, a group formatter, a deinterleaver, and a packet formatter. The frame encoder builds an enhanced data frame and adds parity data into the data frame.
|Method for modifying combustion chamber in a reciprocating piston internal combustion engine and resulting engine|
A method for improving combustion in a main combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine and a resulting engine are disclosed. The engine includes a main combustion chamber arranged between a head and a reciprocating piston.
|Welder powered arc starter|
An electric welding arc starter powered by a switching regulator, which draws its input current from the weld cables. Optionally, the regulator temporarily reduces its input current after the arc igniter fires.
|Si3n4 insulator material for corona discharge igniter systems|
A silicon nitride material is disclosed which has properties beneficial for efficient operation of a corona discharge igniter system in an internal combustion gas engine.. .
|Method and system for starting an intermittent flame-powered pilot combustion system|
A flame powered intermittent pilot combustion controller may include a first power source and a second power source separate from the first power source, a thermal electric and/or photoelectric device, an igniter and a controller. The thermal electric and/or photoelectric device may charge the first power source when exposed to a flame.
|Method and system for controlling an ignition sequence for an intermittent flame-powered pilot combustion system|
A locally powered intermittent pilot combustion controller may include an igniter, a thermal electric and/or photoelectric device that produces an electrical signal having power when exposed to a flame, and a local power source for providing power when the thermal electric and/or photoelectric device is not exposed to a flame. In some cases, the intermittent pilot combustion controller may include a memory for storing information about an ignition sequence for igniting a pilot flame, and a controller coupled to the memory.
|Method and system to avoid fire of an electrical device|
The invention is directed to a system comprising (i) an electrical device connected to a source of electrical power; (ii) a container comprising a solid propellant gas generator, an igniter and a filter positioned between the solid propellant gas generator and an outflow opening for a gas, which outflow opening is fluidly connected to the electrical device; (iii) means to detect the temperature in the electrical device; and (iv) a control system having a control logic which, when a temperature is measured by means (iii) above a threshold value, will cut off the source of electrical power and which will actuate the igniter. The invention is also directed to a method to avoid a fire as a result of overheating, preferably performed in the above system..
|Quiescent chamber hot gas igniter|
An engine has an ignition source in a combustion chamber of the engine. An inner housing is provided that includes one or more jet apertures and defines an inner chamber containing the ignition source.
|Ceramic combustor can for a gas turbine engine|
A combustor assembly having a support assembly between a metal support assembly and a ceramic combustor can section that accommodates a thermal expansion difference therebetween. An air fuel mixer and an igniter are mounted to the support assembly secured to the ceramic combustion can which receives the ignition products of the ignited fuel and air mixture..
|Ignition system having control circuit with learning capabilities and devices and methods related thereto|
Featured is an ignition system using miniaturized hot surface igniters of various types, configurations, and material systems. The ignition system includes an electronic microprocessor on which a software program is executed so as to control the operation of an igniter and all functions of the ignition system.
|Inter-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.
|Intra-event control strategy for corona ignition systems|
The invention provides a system and method for controlling corona discharge and arc formations during a single corona event, i.e. Intra-event control.
|Ignitor plug isolation chamber (ipic) for a gas turbine engine|
An ignitor plug isolation chamber (ipic) includes a first end cap mountable to a cylinder, the first end cap includes an igniter aperture to receive an ignitor plug. A second end cap mountable to the cylinder, the second end cap includes a ground aperture.
|Emitter for a thermo-photovoltaic system and thermo-photovoltaic system comprising at least one such emitter|
A thermo-photovoltaic system including an infrared radiation emitter including a body including a first external surface and a second external surface, the first and second external surfaces being distinct, the first external surface facing a concentrator for receiving a concentrated solar radiation, the second external surface facing a thermo-photovoltaic cell, and the body further including at least one gas and/or liquid combustion chamber therein, and an igniter is provided for causing combustion in the combustion chamber.. .
|High frequency programmable pulse generator lighting apparatus, systems and methods|
A high frequency pulse generator, a distributed parameter coupling line, a sequential pulse variable voltage ignition system using a standard hmi lamp or a specialized ultra high frequency hmi lamp to provide a high color rendering index, to reduce or eliminate audit lamp and igniter resonance and provide for a wide range of color correction from 7000° kelvin to 3000° kelvin from a standard hmi lamp.. .
|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.
|Cooled combustor seal|
A cooled combustor seal having a plurality of channels enabling cooling air to pass from outside of a combustion chamber to cool an area inside the combustion chamber around the seal is disclosed. The channels may be provided through a slider, a housing, and/or a washer of the combustor seal.
|Improvements in 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..
|Method and apparatus for 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.
|Controlled pyrotechnic train|
A controlled pyrotechnic train implementing a mems chip portion for use as an igniter of a charge. The pyrotechnic train includes an initiator; a blocker configured to block the train; a deflector of the blocker; and an output charge.
|Performing integrity checks on climate control system components|
Exemplary embodiments are disclosed of a climate control system that includes an igniter and a controller having an igniter relay. The controller senses a current level through the igniter and senses voltage between terminals of a second relay of the controller.
|Chemical production system|
Systems and methods of producing chemical compounds are disclosed. An example chemical production system includes an intake chamber having intake ports for entry of a gas mixture.
|Gasoline engine control system and control method for the same|
A gasoline engine control system includes a crankshaft rotation sensor configured to measure a rotation speed of a crankshaft, a coolant temperature sensor configured to measure a coolant temperature, an engine knocking sensor, a valve timing mechanism, an engine igniter, an air/fuel controller, and a controller configured to obtain a crankshaft rotation speed, a coolant temperature, and knocking information from the crankshaft rotation sensor, the coolant temperature sensor, and the engine knocking sensor, respectively, to determine a fuel class flowing in the engine and a cold start adaption factor, determine a fuel/cold start adaption factor based on the fuel class and the cold start adaption factor, and control an operation of at least one of the valve timing mechanism, the engine igniter, and the air/fuel controller according to the determined fuel/cold start adaption factor when the determined fuel/cold start adaption factor may be not a predetermined reference fuel/cold start adaption factor.. .
|Integrated fuel injector igniters with conductive cable assemblies|
The present disclosure is directed to a fuel injector assembly including a valve and a cable assembly for actuating the valve. The cable can include a plurality of strands, and each strand can be an optical fiber, an electrical conductor, or a tensile member capable of withstanding a tensile stress caused when the valve actuator actuates the valve, or any combination thereof.
|Integrated fuel injector igniters configured to inject multiple fuels and/or coolants and associated methods of use and manufacture|
Embodiments of injectors configured for adaptively injecting multiple different fuels and coolants into a combustion chamber, and for igniting the different fuels, are disclosed herein. An injector according to one embodiment includes a body having a first end portion and a second end portion.
|Igniter shield device and methods associated therewith|
An igniter shield for use in combination with an igniter includes a substantially cylindrical-shaped body that includes a proximal portion, a distal portion, a first longitudinally oriented support and a second longitudinally oriented support wherein the first and second longitudinally oriented supports extend between and are connected to the proximal portion and the distal portion, the substantially cylindrical-shaped body further including a longitudinally oriented baffle circumferentially spaced apart from the first and second longitudinally oriented supports, wherein the baffle extends between and is connected to the proximal portion and the distal portion, and wherein the baffle includes a radially outward facing convex surface and a radially inward facing concave surface, the radially inward facing concave surface having a radius of curvature smaller than a radius of curvature of at least one of the proximal or distal portions.. .
|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.
|Perforated flame tube for liquid fuel burner|
A flame tube for a liquid fuel burner is disclosed. The liquid fuel burner includes a fuel atomizer directing atomized fuel into the flame tube and an igniter disposed within the flame tube to ignite the atomized fuel.
|Method and apparatus for operating traveling spark igniter at high pressure|
An ignition circuit and a method of operating an igniter (preferably a traveling spark igniter) in an internal combustion engine, including a high pressure engine. A high voltage is applied to electrodes of the igniter, sufficient to cause breakdown to occur between the electrodes, resulting in a high current electrical discharge in the igniter, over a surface of an isolator between the electrodes, and formation of a plasma kernel in a fuel-air mixture adjacent said surface.
|Engine stroke determination apparatus|
There is provided an engine stroke determination apparatus. The engine stroke determination apparatus is for determining stroke of a single-cylinder four-stroke engine and includes a transistor igniter.
A fire igniter uses a chemical reaction of two components, such as glycerin and powdered potassium permanganate, to create a flame. The glycerin may be contained within a crushable vial.
|Method and apparatus for a dual mode burner yielding low nox emission|
A method of operating a burner includes providing supplying a combustible mixture containing a ratio of fuel and air that is incapable of maintaining a stable flame to a combustion chamber. The combustible mixture is ignited by an igniter, and presence of a flame is sensed.
|Multi-coil spark ignition system|
An ignition system for an internal combustion engine includes an igniter having at least two high voltage (hv) electrodes and a low voltage (lv) electrode. The at least two hv electrodes are electrically isolated one from the other and the at least two hv electrodes are electrically isolated from the lv electrode.
|Compact and low-volume mechanical igniter and ignition systems with safing arm and arming pin for thermal batteries and the like|
A method for actuating an inertial igniter. The method including: moving a mass contained within an interior of a body towards one of a pyrotechnic material or primer when an all-fire acceleration profile is experienced; hermetically sealing the interior of the body from an outside environment; restraining the movable mass from contacting the one of the pyrotechnic material or primer for acceleration profiles less than the all-fire acceleration profile; at least indirectly blocking the movable mass from movement towards the one of the pyrotechnic material or primer under acceleration profiles equal to or greater than the all-fire acceleration profile; and manually removing the blocking such that the movable mass can move towards and contact the one of the pyrotechnic material or primer when the all-fire acceleration profile is experienced to actuate the inertial igniter..
|Connection device, igniter and ignition system|
A connection device for connecting a first power supply and a second power supply to an ignition plug has a first power supply side line which establishes electrical connection between the ignition plug and the first power supply and which is electrically connected to the second power supply, and a second power supply side line which establishes electrical connection between the ignition plug and the second power supply. The first power supply side line includes a first diode which prevents a current inflow from the second power supply into the first power supply or a current inflow from the first power supply into the second power supply, and an inductor disposed between the first diode and the ignition plug.
|Signal detection circuit, igniter, and vehicle using the same|
There are provided a signal detection circuit and an igniter capable of enhancing a capability of withstanding breakdown by noise. The signal detection circuit includes an input terminal sin configured to receive a control signal from an ecu and a bidirectional floating diode provided between the input terminal and a ground.
|Inertially operated electrical initiation devices|
An all-fire detection circuit for an electrically initiated inertial igniter munition. The all-fire detection circuitry including: an input configured for receiving an input voltage over a duration responsive to an acceleration of the munition; an electrical storage device configured to receive a portion of the input voltage over the duration and to thereby accumulate a charge, an output coupled to the electrical storage device to deliver an all-fire indication when at least a portion of the charge exceeds a first predetermined voltage; a first diode having a first anode coupled to the input, and a first cathode; a resistor coupled in series between the first cathode and the electrical storage device; a second diode having a second anode coupled to the electrical storage device, and a second cathode; and a third diode having a third anode coupled to the first cathode, and a third cathode coupled to the second cathode..
|Inflator and airbag device|
An inflator includes: an inflator case configured from a bottomed cylindrical upper case and lower case, with the inflator case having an upper combustion chamber and a lower combustion chamber in which gas generants are accommodated, the upper combustion chamber and the lower combustion chamber being partitioned by a partition wall, and with the inflator case having a peripheral wall in which upper gas discharge holes and lower gas discharge holes are formed; a first inner cylinder member in which a transfer charge for combusting the gas generant inside the lower combustion chamber is accommodated; a second inner cylinder member whose upper end portion penetrates the partition wall and is positioned in a lower portion of the upper combustion chamber, with a transfer charge for combusting the gas generant inside the upper combustion chamber being accommodated inside the second inner cylinder member; a first igniter and a second igniter.. .
|Device for combustion and purification treatment of automobile smoky exhaust|
Disclosed is an improved device for combustion and purification treatment of automobile smoky exhaust, which includes, in sequence between an inlet end and an outlet end of an exhaust pipe, a combustion system and an exhaust buffering and filtration system. Exhaust gas, when passing through the combustion system, is forced to divide and individually flow through a plurality of gas channels.
|Method and system for monitering temperature and humidity of wareshouses|
A method and system for monitoring the temperature and humidity of warehouses are disclosed. The method includes: installing a detecting module in a cartridge, transporting the cartridge to a plurality of storages of the warehouse by a transmission assembly so as to measure the temperature and humidity of each of the storages by the detecting module, transmitting the measured results to a control unit by a wireless network, and dynamically monitoring the temperature and humidity of the warehouses according to the measured results by the control unit.
|Methods and systems for reducing the formation of oxides of nitrogen during combustion of engines|
The present disclosure is directed to various embodiments of systems and methods for reducing the production of harmful emissions in combustion engines. One method includes correlating combustion chamber temperature to acceleration of a power train component, such as a crankshaft.
|Injector-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.
|Aerial disposal and dispersal of cremated remains going out with a bang|
An aerial disposal and dispersal of cremated remains device is presented. It is used to spread the remains of loved ones over a desired area.
|Radially firing igniter|
The invention pertains to ignition systems and more particularly to spark igniters for burners and burner pilots. A spark igniter is provide, which is configured so that the spark gap is on the outer side surface of the spark igniter..
|Radial conduit cutting system and method|
What is presented is a metal magnalium thermite pellet that is used to create heated gas. The metal magnalium thermite pellet is made to be inserted into the cutting apparatus that is used for cutting a conduit for oil, gas, mining, and underwater pressure sealed tool applications.
|Igniter with a multifunctional plug|
The invention relates to an igniter for seismic prospection or for mining applications or for use in the crude oil and natural gas industries, comprising a detonator in which an explosive material, an igniting element and internal wires for initiating the igniting element are arranged, wherein the internal wires lead into a plug which is arranged at one end of the detonator. In order for the user of the igniter to be able to introduce external wires into the plug without having to strip said wires of insulation beforehand, and, in the plug, for the internal wires to be electrically connected to the external wires, without the external wires requiring any plug and socket connector or mating part of a plug and socket connector, according to the invention, the plug is designed as a multifunctional plug..
|Compact and low-volume mechanical igniter and ignition systems for thermal batteries and the like|
A thermal battery including: a housing having a first compartment and a second compartment; a thermal battery housed in the first compartment; and an inertial igniter housed in the second compartment; where the first and second compartments are separated by a rigid member.. .
|Water resistant direct spark igniter|
A direct spark igniter for a fuel-fired heating appliance is provided with enhanced ignition performance in environments having substantial levels of both moisture and pollution. Such enhanced ignition performance is representatively achieved by the combination of (1) forming external annular ribs on the ceramic body portion of the igniter; (2) extending a top end of the igniter electrode rod into the body portion; (3) bending the igniter electrode and ground rods and angling them toward one another; and (4) knurling external side surfaces on lower end portions of the igniter electrode and ground rods..
|Single chip igniter and internal combustion engine ignition device|
Aspects of the invention are directed to a single chip igniter such that it is possible to realize a reduction in operating voltage, an increase in noise tolerance, a reduction in size, and a reduction in cost. By reducing the gate threshold voltage of a mos transistor, and reducing the operating voltages of a current limiter circuit, an overheat detector circuit, a timer circuit, an overvoltage protection circuit, an input hysteresis circuit, and the like, it is possible to reduce the operating voltage of a single chip igniter.
|Compact and low-volume mechanical igniter and ignition systems for thermal batteries and the like|
An ignition system for a thermal battery where the ignition system includes: a base plate for connection to the thermal battery; and two or more inertial igniters formed on the base plate, each of the two or more inertial igniters having a striker mass which ignites one or more pyrotechnic materials upon a predetermined acceleration profile, the base plate having an opening corresponding to each of the two or more inertial igniters for allowing a generated spark to pass into the thermal battery.. .
|Igniter assembly, method of assembling same and cover member|
The igniter assembly including the resin portion surrounding at least a portion of the peripheral wall of the cover member, a portion of the metallic header, and the electro-conductive pin.. .
|Extinguishing container and method for providing said extinguishing container in a serviceable manner|
An extinguishing container having a closable filling opening for liquid extinguishing agent is provided. The extinguishing container is deformable in an unfilled storage state and dimensional stability in an operating state in which the extinguishing container is filled with extinguishing agent, wherein the deformability decreases with an increasing filling degree, and by a compartment for accommodating blasting agent.
|Igniter for a turbomachine and mounting assembly therefore|
An exemplary igniter assembly for a turbomachine includes an igniter extending along an axis from an igniting end portion to an opposing end portion. The igniting end of the igniter is configured to be received within a bore of a tube.
|Method of manufacturing a spark plug electrode material into a desired form|
A method of making an electrode material for use in spark plugs and other ignition devices including industrial plugs, aviation igniters, glow plugs, or any other device that is used to ignite an air/fuel mixture in an engine. The electrode material is a ruthenium-based material that includes ruthenium as the single largest constituent.
|High pressure combustor with hot surface ignition|
A combustor including a housing, an injector body, insulation, an air/fuel premix injector, a hot surface igniter, a fuel injector and a burner. The housing forms a main combustion chamber.
|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.
|Combustion gas piston type movable guiding tube netting device|
A combustion gas piston type movable guiding tube netting device includes a capture net (8), a traction head (6), a guiding tube (7), an igniter (3), a main gunpowder (5), a combustion gas generator (1) and a piston (2). The piston and the main gunpowder are placed in the combustion gas generator.
|Combined high energy igniter and flame detector|
An apparatus and method are provided for improved gas pilot burners, which are capable of simultaneous flame ignition and flame detection. More particularly, the invention provides for an apparatus and method capable of simultaneous high-energy ignition and flame ionization detection in a high-energy igniter that utilizes a spark rod located in a fuel channel..