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 ...

Thomas G Leone: Spark plug heating for a spark ignited engine. Ford Global Technologies, Allan J Lippa, Alleman Hall McCoy Russell & Tuttle, August 14, 2007: US07255080 (70 worldwide citation)

A system for an engine of a vehicle, comprising of at least one combustion chamber located in the engine, a delivery system configured to deliver a fuel and a fluid to the combustion chamber, an ignition system including a spark plug configured to ignite the fuel within the combustion chamber, a spa ...

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.

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 ...

Shu Nakajima, Neil Benjamin: Ceramic electrostatic chuck assembly and method of making. Lam Research Corporation, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, November 19, 2002: US06483690 (64 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 ...

Ming Hsuan Chang: Multi-purpose battery mobile phones. Creation Intelligence Technology, Rosenberg Klein & Bilker, October 26, 1999: US05973477 (64 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 ...


Rolf Dethlefsen: Coaxial pseudospark discharge switch. Maxwell Laboratories, Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, June 30, 1992: US05126638 (62 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 ...

William P Strumbos: Spark plug temperature control. March 7, 1989: US04810929 (62 worldwide citation)

A spark plug having a heat pipe incorporated in the center conductor assembly in the insulator centerbore. The heat pipe is thermally non-conducting below a design temperature such that the firing end of the spark plug retains heat to burn off fouling deposits. Above the design temperature range, a ...

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