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 (72 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 ...

Fritzius Robert S: Ion wind generator. January 25, 1972: US3638058 (71 worldwide citation)

An ion wind generator in which a plurality of cathodes is disposed in operable proximity to a plurality of anodes forming an array with a high-voltage electric field on the order of 10 kilovolts per centimeter impressed between them causing the formation of ions which, in turn, are attracted by the ...

Shu Nakajima, Neil Benjamin: Ceramic electrostatic chuck assembly and method of making. Lam Research Corporation, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, November 19, 2002: US06483690 (67 worldwide citation)

A sintered ceramic electrostatic chucking device (ESC) which includes a patterned electrostatic clamping electrode embedded in a ceramic body wherein the clamping electrode includes at least one strip of a sintered electrically conductive material arranged in a fine pattern. Due to the fineness of t ...

Roger L Verkuil, Gregory S Horner, Thomas G Miller: Apparatus and method for depositing charge on a semiconductor wafer. Keithley Instruments, Pearne Gordon McCoy & Granger, January 14, 1997: US05594247 (67 worldwide citation)

A conductive screen is placed between a corona gun and the surface of a semiconductor wafer. The charge deposited on the wafer by the gun is controlled by a potential applied to the screen. A chuck orients the wafer in close proximity to the screen. A desired charge is applied to the wafer by first ...

Takafumi Oshima, Kozuka Kazuhiko: Rapid heat-dissipating type spark plug for internal combustion engines. NGK Spark Plug, Cooper & Dunham, May 21, 1991: US05017826 (66 worldwide citation)

A rapid heat-dissipating type spark plug has a metallic shell which is made of material having a tensile stress of more than 40 Kg/mm.sup.2 with a thermal conductivity of more than 60 W/m.multidot.k.

Ming Hsuan Chang: Multi-purpose battery mobile phones. Creation Intelligence Technology, Rosenberg Klein & Bilker, October 26, 1999: US05973477 (65 worldwide citation)

A multi-purpose battery for mobile phones includes a battery casing and a charging battery unit accommodated in the battery casing. The battery unit has a positive pole connected via a contact "a" of a switching switch to positive poles of a charging contact terminal and a power supply contact termi ...

Helmut Voelkel: Portable ion generator. HV Hofmann and Volkel, Robert J Schaap, December 15, 1987: US04713724 (65 worldwide citation)

A portable ion generator has a housing with a high-tension source disposed therein and a high-tension electrode of needle shape, projecting from the housing. The needle electrode is surrounded at a spacing therefrom by a second, annular electrode which is also connected to the high-tension source an ...

Jonathan Jay Woodworth, Deborah Lynn Limburg: Externally gapped line arrester. Law Offices of Michael L Wise, April 29, 2014: US08711538 (64 worldwide citation)

An arrester for preventing an insulator supporting a power line from experiencing an electrical flashover comprises an electrode, a varistor, and a separating device. The electrode is spaced apart from the power line or a conductor that is electrically tied to the power line so as to define an exter ...

Rolf Dethlefsen: Coaxial pseudospark discharge switch. Maxwell Laboratories, Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, June 30, 1992: US05126638 (64 worldwide citation)

A high power pseudospark switch (40) utilizes a coaxial cylindrical electrode geometry to provide a large number of pseudospark discharge channels (60) in a compact space. The coaxial cylindrical electrode geometry includes a hollow cylindrical anode (52) inside of a larger hollow cylindrical cathod ...

Leslie W Partridge: Self-balancing bipolar air ionizer. Ion Systems, Phillips Moore Lempio & Finley, October 8, 1991: US05055963 (63 worldwide citation)

Air ionizing apparatus that produces both positive and negative ions has a housing with air inlet and outlet passages, a plurality of spaced apart air ionizing electrodes and a high voltage supply which applies positive and negative voltages to separate electrodes. A fan creates an airflow that carr ...