Ignition system monitoring assembly

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6642718
APP PUB NO 20030057951A1
SERIAL NO

09963281

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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 OwnerAddressTotal Patents
SIEMENS ENERGY, INC.ORLANDO, FL1808

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Brushwood, John Samuel Oviedo, FL 3 52

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (1)
* 5978525 Fiber optic sensors for gas turbine control 18 1997
 
UNISON INDUSTRIES, LLC. (2)
5572135 Diagnostic apparatus and methods for ignition circuits 2 1994
5675257 Diagnostic device for gas turbine ignition system 16 1994
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 5237969 Ignition system incorporating ultraviolet light 4 1992
 
COOPER AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS (1)
6204594 Spark plug with pressure sensor 18 1998
 
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH (1)
* 4514656 Combination sparkplug and combustion process sensor 9 1982
 
PIERBURG INSTRUMENTS GMBH (1)
5969617 Flame ionization detector 2 1998
 
COOPER AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
6094990 Spark plug with concentric pressure sensor 10 1998
 
LUCAS INDUSTRIES LIMITED (1)
* 4919099 Combustion monitoring 39 1988
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Forschungsinstitut fur Kraftfahrwesen (1)
* 6882418 Device for monitoring the combustion processes occurring in the combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine 2 2002
 
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
* 2007/0135,987 System and method for turbine engine igniter lifing 3 2005
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