US Patent No: 6,642,718

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Ignition system monitoring assembly

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An ignition system monitoring assembly for use in a combustion engine is disclosed. The assembly includes an igniter having at least one positioning guide with at least one transmittal member being maintained in a preferred orientation by one of the positioning guides. The transmittal member is in optical communication with a corresponding target region, and optical information about the target region is conveyed to the reception member via the transmittal member. The device allows real-time observation of optical characteristics of the target region. The target region may be the spark gap between the igniter electrodes, or other predetermined locations in optical communication with the transmittal member. The reception member may send an output signal to a processing member which, in turn, may produce a response to the output signal.

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Patent Owner(s)

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SIEMENS ENERGY, INC.ORLANDO, FL1570

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Brushwood, John Samuel Oviedo, FL 5 38

Cited Art Landscape

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GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (1)
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LUCAS INDUSTRIES LIMITED (1)
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PIERBURG INSTRUMENTS GMBH (1)
5,969,617 Flame ionization detector 2 1998
 
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
5,237,969 Ignition system incorporating ultraviolet light 4 1992

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Forschungsinstitut fur Kraftfahrwesen (1)
6,882,418 Device for monitoring the combustion processes occurring in the combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine 0 2002

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