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Title: Spark shield and inlet air vent for an ignition distributor

Abstract

This patent describes an internal combustion engine with cylinders, an ignition distributor including a distributor cap, a rotor, spark plug electrodes, a coil electrode, a shaft, a bowl shaped housing, a rotor electrode, a vent, a spark shield and a switch plate which comprises of an inlet to increase the flow of air through the distributor by supplying outside air to the distributor cap to augment the venting action created by the motion of the rotor about the shaft. The inlet comprises: pockets located on the outer circumferential edge of the switch plate; and legs located on the outer circumferential edge of the spark shield and seated in the pockets leaving a gap through which air is urged inside the distributor cap, the gap being formed when the distributor cap is assembled to the switch plate assembly trapping the spark shield therebetween.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6492709
Patent Number(s):
US 4661661
Assignee:
Chrysler Motors Corp., Highland Park, MI
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: Filed date 24 Apr 1986
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; SPARK IGNITION ENGINES; IGNITION SYSTEMS; AIR FLOW; CYLINDERS; ELECTRIC SPARKS; ELECTRODES; ROTORS; SHAFTS; SHIELDS; SPARK GAPS; SWITCHES; VENTS; ELECTRIC DISCHARGES; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; ENGINES; EQUIPMENT; FLUID FLOW; GAS FLOW; HEAT ENGINES; INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES; MACHINE PARTS; 330101* - Internal Combustion Engines- Spark-Ignition

Citation Formats

Kronberger, L J. Spark shield and inlet air vent for an ignition distributor. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Kronberger, L J. Spark shield and inlet air vent for an ignition distributor. United States.
Kronberger, L J. Tue . "Spark shield and inlet air vent for an ignition distributor". United States.
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title = {Spark shield and inlet air vent for an ignition distributor},
author = {Kronberger, L J},
abstractNote = {This patent describes an internal combustion engine with cylinders, an ignition distributor including a distributor cap, a rotor, spark plug electrodes, a coil electrode, a shaft, a bowl shaped housing, a rotor electrode, a vent, a spark shield and a switch plate which comprises of an inlet to increase the flow of air through the distributor by supplying outside air to the distributor cap to augment the venting action created by the motion of the rotor about the shaft. The inlet comprises: pockets located on the outer circumferential edge of the switch plate; and legs located on the outer circumferential edge of the spark shield and seated in the pockets leaving a gap through which air is urged inside the distributor cap, the gap being formed when the distributor cap is assembled to the switch plate assembly trapping the spark shield therebetween.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1987},
month = {4}
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