US Patent No: 4,518,345

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Direct ignition gas burner control system

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A direct ignition gas burner control system includes an igniter, two serially-arranged gas valves for controlling the flow of gas to the burner, and a microcomputer and related circuitry for controlling energizing of the igniter and valves. The microcomputer and its related circuitry provide for numerous options in system functions and for numerous checks on the integrity of the system components.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
EMERSON ELECTRIC CO.ST LOUIS, MO1464

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Haefner, John S St. Louis, MO 13 101
Mueller, Carl J St. Louis, MO 45 588

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
EMERSON ELECTRIC CO. (3)
4,188,181 Gas burner control system 16 1978
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Honeywell Inc. (1)
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