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Gregory W Swift, Albert Migliori, John C Wheatley: Microchannel crossflow fluid heat exchanger and method for its fabrication. The United States of America represented by the United States Deparment of Energy, William A Eklund, Paul D Gaetjens, Judson R Hightower, May 14, 1985: US04516632 (145 worldwide citation)

A microchannel crossflow fluid heat exchanger and a method for its fabrication are disclosed. The heat exchanger is formed from a stack of thin metal sheets which are bonded together. The stack consists of alternating slotted and unslotted sheets. Each of the slotted sheets includes multiple paralle ...


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John C Wheatley, Gregory W Swift, Albert Migliori: Intrinsically irreversible heat engine. The United States of America represented by the United States Department of Energy, William A Eklund, Paul D Gaetjens, December 25, 1984: US04489553 (52 worldwide citation)

A class of heat engines based on an intrinsically irreversible heat transfer process is disclosed. In a typical embodiment the engine comprises a compressible fluid that is cyclically compressed and expanded while at the same time being driven in reciprocal motion by a positive displacement drive me ...


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Dennis Michael DeFreitas, Albert Migliori: Ignition methods and apparatus using microwave and laser energy. Unison Industries Partnership, Leydig Voit & Mayer, December 8, 1998: US05845480 (51 worldwide citation)

An ignition apparatus for a combustor includes a microwave energy source that emits microwave energy into the combustor, and a laser energy source that emits laser energy into the combustor so that a plasma is produced that ignites a combustible mixture therein. The plasma preferably is a non-contac ...


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John C Wheatley, Gregory W Swift, Albert Migliori: Acoustical heat pumping engine. Paul D Gaetjens, William A Eklund, Richard G Besha, August 16, 1983: US04398398 (45 worldwide citation)

The disclosure is directed to an acoustical heat pumping engine without moving seals. A tubular housing holds a compressible fluid capable of supporting an acoustical standing wave. An acoustical driver is disposed at one end of the housing and the other end is capped. A second thermodynamic medium ...


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Albert Migliori: Fixed pitch wind turbine system utilizing aerodynamic stall. John Midyette III, John Humphrey, William W Cochran II, January 24, 1984: US04427897 (41 worldwide citation)

A fixed-pitch wind turbine system utilizing a permanent magnet alternator. Optimum output power is achieved by controlling the load on the stator output armature of the permanent magnet alternator. Energy is stored in the ac utility grid utilizing a synchronous inverter which couples energy from the ...


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Thomas J Hofler, John C Wheatley, Gregory W Swift, Albert Migliori: Acoustic cooling engine. The United States of America represented by the United States Department of Energy, Lee W Huffman, Paul D Gaetjens, Judson R Hightower, February 2, 1988: US04722201 (41 worldwide citation)

An acoustic cooling engine with improved thermal performance and reduced internal losses comprises a compressible fluid contained in a resonant pressure vessel. The fluid has a substantial thermal expansion coefficient and is capable of supporting an acoustic standing wave. A thermodynamic element h ...


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Albert Migliori: Resonant ultrasound spectroscopy. The United States of America represented by the Department of Energy, Ray G Wilson, Paul D Gaetjens, William R Moser, November 5, 1991: US05062296 (40 worldwide citation)

A resonant ultrasound spectroscopy method provides a unique characterization of an object for use in distinguishing similar objects having physical differences greater than a predetermined tolerance. A resonant response spectrum is obtained for a reference object by placing excitation and detection ...


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Albert Migliori, Gregory W Swift: Feedback regulated induction heater for a flowing fluid. The United States of America represented by the United States Department of Energy, William A Eklund, Paul D Gaetjens, Judson R Hightower, December 24, 1985: US04560849 (29 worldwide citation)

A regulated induction heater for heating a stream of flowing fluid to a predetermined desired temperature. The heater includes a radiofrequency induction coil which surrounds a glass tube through which the fluid flows. A heating element consisting of a bundle of approximately 200 stainless steel cap ...


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Dennis M DeFreitas, Timothy W Darling, Albert Migliori, Daniel E Rees: Ignition methods and apparatus using microwave energy. Simmonds Precision Engine Systems, Leonard L Lewis, William E Zitelli, November 25, 1997: US05689949 (28 worldwide citation)

An ignition apparatus for a combustor includes a microwave energy source that emits microwave energy into the combustor at a frequency within a resonant response of the combustor, the combustor functioning as a resonant cavity for the microwave energy so that a plasma is produced that ignites a comb ...


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John C Wheatley, Gregory W Swift, Albert Migliori: Thermoacoustic magnetohydrodynamic electrical generator. The United States of America represented by the United States Department of Energy, William A Eklund, Paul D Gaetjens, Judson R Hightower, July 8, 1986: US04599551 (27 worldwide citation)

A thermoacoustic magnetohydrodynamic electrical generator includes an intrinsically irreversible thermoacoustic heat engine coupled to a magnetohydrodynamic electrical generator. The heat engine includes an electrically conductive liquid metal as the working fluid and includes two heat exchange and ...



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