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Integrated fuel injector igniters having force generating assemblies for injecting and igniting fuel and associated methods of use and manufacture

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Embodiments of injectors configured for adaptively injecting and igniting various fuels in a combustion chamber are disclosed herein. An injector according to one embodiment includes an end portion configured to be positioned adjacent to a combustion chamber, and an ignition feature carried by the end portion and configured to generate an ignition event. The injector also includes a force generator assembly and a movable valve. The force generator assembly includes a first force generator separate from a second force generator. The first force generator creates a motive force to move the valve between the closed and open positions into the combustion chamber. The second force generator is electrically coupled to the ignition feature and provides voltage to the ignition feature to at least partially generate the ignition event.

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MCALISTER TECHNOLOGIES, LLCPHOENIX, AZ78

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McAlister, Roy E 1739 W. 7th Ave., Mesa, AZ 102 1151

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MCALISTER TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (9)
8,297,254 Multifuel storage, metering and ignition system 3 2009
8,635,985 Integrated fuel injectors and igniters and associated methods of use and manufacture 0 2009
8,561,598 Method and system of thermochemical regeneration to provide oxygenated fuel, for example, with fuel-cooled fuel injectors 0 2010
8,555,860 Integrated fuel injectors and igniters and associated methods of use and manufacture 1 2010
8,561,591 Integrated fuel injector igniters having force generating assemblies for injecting and igniting fuel and associated methods of use and manufacture 0 2012
8,820,275 Torque multiplier engines 0 2012
8,727,242 Fuel injector assemblies having acoustical force modifiers and associated methods of use and manufacture 0 2012
8,528,519 Integrated fuel injector igniters suitable for large engine applications and associated methods of use and manufacture 0 2012
8,683,988 Systems and methods for improved engine cooling and energy generation 0 2012

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