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Frank E Lowther: Plasma ceramic coating to supply uniform sparking action in combustion engines. Purification Sciences, Robert J Bird, May 18, 1982: US04330732 (51 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a hot spark that is more-or-less uniform over the combustion chamber volume in a liquid oxidant/liquid fuel combustion engine. In addition, heat losses are reduced and low wear/low friction surfaces are provided. Flame sprayed ceramic coatings are utilized to provide a ...


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Frank E Lowther: Biological intermediate sewage treatment with ozone pretreatment. Union Carbide Corporation, John C LeFever, December 11, 1979: US04178239 (47 worldwide citation)

A process for intermediate treatment of aqueous sewage containing biodegradable materials and non-biodegradable materials. The sewage is contacted with an ozone-containing gas to pretreat the sewage by converting a substantial amount of the non-biodegradable material to biodegradable material, follo ...


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Frank E Lowther: Apparatus for storage of compressed gas at ambient temperature. Atlantic Richfield Company, Drude Faulconer, October 28, 1986: US04619225 (42 worldwide citation)

The present invention includes methods and apparatus wherein large volumes of normally cryogenic gases, like oxygen and nitrogen, can be safely stored as "quasi-liquids" at room temperatures. The dangers and hazards normally associated with the storage of highly compressed gases are greatly reduced ...


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Frank E Lowther: Vehicle braking and kinetic energy recovery system. Purification Sciences, Robert J Bird, September 22, 1981: US04290268 (40 worldwide citation)

An auxiliary kinetic energy recovery system is provided for a vehicle with a rotary sliding vane engine including a compressor, a combustion chamber and a motor in which the braking is done by connecting the rotor of the compressor to a wheel and braking rotation of the rotor by controlling the gas ...


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Frank E Lowther: Internal combustion engine. Purification Sciences, August 5, 1980: US04215659 (28 worldwide citation)

An internal combustion engine of the gasoline or diesel reciprocating piston type wherein the fuel and air are fed into the combustion chamber in the sequence: (1) fuel is fed into the combustion chamber first, and (2) air (preferably compressed air) is then fed into the combustion chamber. This seq ...


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Frank E Lowther: Ozone generation and recovery system. W R Grace & Co, John C LeFever, June 15, 1976: US03963625 (27 worldwide citation)

A continuous ozone generation and recovery system is provided including a source of oxygen-rich gas; at least one high-throughput corona generator; means for passing the oxygen-rich gas through an electrical corona at a high ratio of gas volume:electrode area to synthesize ozone in a concentration n ...


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Frank E Lowther: Rotary sliding vane device with radial bias control. Atlantic Richfield Company, Drude Faulconer, October 26, 1982: US04355965 (24 worldwide citation)

A rotary sliding vane fluid device with sealing and lubrication between the vanes, rotor, and stator. Each vane comprises a pair of elements having longitudinal and axial passages therethrough for supplying lubricating and sealing fluid to the tip and axial end portions of the vane. A port in the ro ...


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Frank E Lowther: Corona generator apparatus. Purification Sciences, Schovee & Boston, December 7, 1976: US03996474 (21 worldwide citation)

In a corona generator preferably for generating ozone and employing a plurality of corona generating cells each comprising a pair of parallel spaced-apart electrodes and preferably having a fired-on coating of porcelain enamel and connected to a voltage source Vo and having an air gap Ta between sai ...


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Frank E Lowther: Coil and Hall device circuit for sensing magnetic fields. Atlantic Richfield, July 31, 1990: US04945306 (19 worldwide citation)

Relatively minute changes in magnetic field intensity are sensed by a circuit including a wire coil connected to a Hall effect element to provide the bias current to the element. The Hall effect element is disposed in the magnetic field with the coil and the output signal of the element is proportio ...


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Frank E Lowther: Cylinder pressure control of fluid injection in an internal combustion engine. Purification Sciences, Robert J Bird, May 4, 1982: US04327688 (18 worldwide citation)

Certain reciprocating piston internal combustion engines have liquid oxidant and liquid fuel injection schedules that are controlled by a microprocessor that acts upon pre-stored data and upon engine sensor output data. For these engines, the present invention provides a pressure sensor in the worki ...