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Ronald D Matthews, Steven P Nichols, William F Weldon, Mark M Koeroghlian, Richard W Faidley: Miniature railgun engine ignitor. Board of Regents The University of Texas System, Arnold White & Durkee, May 18, 1993: US05211142 (70 worldwide citation)

A plasma ignitor system capable of injecting a high energy plasma jet into a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine or continuous combustion system. The plasma ignitor features a high energy current pulse source and a geometrically configured coaxial, dual-rail or three-rail ignitor sys ...


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Brian L Harden, Ronald D Matthews, Steven P Nichols, William F Weldon: Miniature railgun engine ignitor. Board of Regents The University of Texas System, Arnold White Durkee, December 31, 1991: US05076223 (59 worldwide citation)

A plasma ignitor system capable of injection a narrowly focused high energy plasma jet into a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine or continuous combustion system. The plasma ignitor features a high energy current pulse source and a geometrically configured coaxial or dual-rail ignito ...


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Ronald D Bell, William C Gardiner, John R Howell, Ronald D Matthews, Steven P Nichols: Combustion method and apparatus for staged combustion within porous matrix elements. Klauber & Jackson, January 14, 1992: US05080577 (16 worldwide citation)

Low NO.sub.x combustion is effected by a method wherein a fuel, e.g., natural gas, and a source of oxygen, e.g., air, are mixed and the mixture is combusted in at least two successive combustion zones filled with a porous matrix, the void spaces of which provide sites at which substantially all of t ...


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Steven P Nichols, William F Weldon: Railgun thruster. Board of Regents The University of Texas System, Arnold White & Durkee, August 8, 1995: US05439191 (13 worldwide citation)

A satellite thruster system capable of creating a high velocity plasma jet is disclosed. The plasma accelerator, or "railthruster," features a high energy current pulse source and a geometrically configured coaxial or parallel dual-rail ignitor system for higher velocity, and thus more fuel efficien ...


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Ronald D Bell, William C Gardiner, John R Howell, Ronald D Matthews, Steven P Nichols: Apparatus and method for combustion within porous matrix elements. Radian Corporation and the Board of Regents, The University of Texas System, Klauber & Jackson, November 3, 1992: US05160254 (10 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for controlled low NO.sub.x combustion. First and second combustion zones are provided, each filled with a porous high temperature resistant matrix, the void spaces of which provide sites at which substantially all of the combustion occurs. The second zone is downstream of the first zone. ...


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Ronald D Bell, William C Gardiner, John R Howell, Mark M Koeroghlian, Ronald D Matthews, Steven P Nichols: Apparatus and method for combustion within porous matrix elements. Radian Corporation, The Board of Regents The University of Texas System, Klauber & Jackson, August 25, 1992: US05141432 (9 worldwide citation)

Burner apparatus for use in controlled low NO.sub.x combustion. Mixing and flow-directing means receive and mix fuel and air provided thereto and form a flow of the resulting combustible mixture. A combustion zone defined by a porous high temperature-resistant matrix includes an input end for receiv ...


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Robert W Carnes Jr, Paul W Haase, Robert S Hudson, Steven P Nichols: Method and apparatus for joining metals. Board of Regents The University of Texas System, Arnold White & Durkee, March 9, 1999: US05880425 (4 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses methods and apparatus for joining of two workpieces. The present invention includes special preparation of the joining ends of the two workpieces to be joined. Methods of the present invention include delivering a high current, low voltage pulse to a pair of workpiece ...


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