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Title: Misfire tolerant combustion-powered actuation

Abstract

The present invention provides a combustion-powered actuator that is suitable for intermittent actuation, that is suitable for use with atmospheric pressure carburetion, and that requires little electrical energy input. The present invention uses energy from expansion of pressurized fuel to effectively purge a combustion chamber, and to achieve atmospheric pressure carburetion. Each purge-fill-power cycle can be independent, allowing the actuator to readily tolerate misfires. The present invention is suitable for use with linear and rotary operation combustion chambers, and is suitable for use in a wide variety of applications.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. (Albuquerque, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
SANDIA CORP
OSTI Identifier:
874155
Patent Number(s):
6328002
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM) SNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
misfire; tolerant; combustion-powered; actuation; provides; actuator; intermittent; atmospheric; pressure; carburetion; requires; electrical; energy; input; expansion; pressurized; fuel; effectively; purge; combustion; chamber; achieve; purge-fill-power; cycle; independent; allowing; readily; tolerate; misfires; linear; rotary; operation; chambers; wide; variety; applications; combustion chamber; electrical energy; atmospheric pressure; energy input; /123/

Citation Formats

Spletzer, Barry L., Fischer, Gary J., Marron, Lisa C., and Kuehl, Michael A. Misfire tolerant combustion-powered actuation. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Spletzer, Barry L., Fischer, Gary J., Marron, Lisa C., & Kuehl, Michael A. Misfire tolerant combustion-powered actuation. United States.
Spletzer, Barry L., Fischer, Gary J., Marron, Lisa C., and Kuehl, Michael A. Mon . "Misfire tolerant combustion-powered actuation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874155.
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title = {Misfire tolerant combustion-powered actuation},
author = {Spletzer, Barry L. and Fischer, Gary J. and Marron, Lisa C. and Kuehl, Michael A.},
abstractNote = {The present invention provides a combustion-powered actuator that is suitable for intermittent actuation, that is suitable for use with atmospheric pressure carburetion, and that requires little electrical energy input. The present invention uses energy from expansion of pressurized fuel to effectively purge a combustion chamber, and to achieve atmospheric pressure carburetion. Each purge-fill-power cycle can be independent, allowing the actuator to readily tolerate misfires. The present invention is suitable for use with linear and rotary operation combustion chambers, and is suitable for use in a wide variety of applications.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2001},
month = {1}
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