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9027324 Engine and combustion system  
One embodiment of the present invention is an engine. Another embodiment is a unique combustion system. Other embodiments include apparatuses, systems, devices, hardware, methods, and combinations...
8955303 Pulse detonation system  
In one embodiment, a pulse detonation system includes a pulse detonation tube including a base tube and a thermally protective layer disposed adjacent to an inner surface of the base tube. The...
8951039 Combustor equipped with air flow rate distribution control mechanism using fluidic element  
The object of the invention is to provide a lightweight mechanism that changes the distribution of a flow rate of air for combustion supplied into each burner, without providing a mechanical...
8944809 Tubular flame burner and combustion control method  
A tubular combustion chamber including a tubular combustion chamber whose front-end is open; and, fuel-gas spraying nozzles and oxygen-containing-gas spraying nozzles, for spraying a fuel and an...
8919131 System and method for combustion dynamics control by acoustic control/cancellation of fuel flow fluctuation at fuel injection location  
A combustion dynamics control system for an aviation based or land based gas turbine engine employs an acoustic driver that is configured to drive pressure perturbations across a premixed fuel...
8899010 Pulse detonation combustor  
A pulse detonation combustor including a plurality of nozzles engaged with one another via mating surfaces to support a gas discharge annulus in a circumferential direction. The pulse detonation...
8887482 Active flow control with pulse detonation actuators  
Concepts and technologies described herein provide for the creation of a high speed actuating fluid flow utilizing one or more pulse detonation actuators. According to one aspect of the disclosure...
8858222 Low energy laser-induced ignition of an air-fuel mixture  
A new approach for igniting an air-fuel mixture in a turbine or other engine is disclosed. Resonance-enhanced multiphoton ionization (REMPI) is used to generate volume ionization within an...
8851883 Preheating of fuel and oxidant of oxy-burners, using combustion air preheating installations  
The invention relates to a combustion method which is performed in a furnace that is equipped with energy recovery means and burners, whereby the heat from the combustion fumes is recovered by...
8813474 Pulsed detonation engine  
An engine including a means for supplying fuel to the combustion chamber of the fire tube, that includes a variable-volume transfer chamber for receiving fuel, a fuel transfer means from the tank...
8683780 Gas turbine engine and pulse detonation combustion system  
One embodiment of the present invention is a unique pulse detonation combustion system. Another embodiment is a unique gas turbine engine including a unique pulse detonation combustion system. In...
8650856 Fluidic deflagration-to-detonation initiation obstacles  
A detonation chamber and a pulse detonation combustor including a detonation chamber, wherein the detonation chamber includes a plurality of aerodynamic jets disposed adjacent an exterior of a...
8607543 Millimetre-scale engine  
A millimeter-scale pulse jet engine comprises an engine body that defines a combustion chamber, a fuel, an air intake, and an exhaust. The fuel inlet is arranged to inject fuel directly into the...
8544280 Continuous detonation wave engine with quenching structure  
A continuous detonation wave engine (CDWE) is disclosed. An example embodiment includes a generally annular combustion chamber dimensioned to allow a fuel mixture to detonate, a mixing chamber,...
8539752 Integrated deflagration-to-detonation obstacles and cooling fluid flow  
A detonation chamber and a pulse detonation combustor including a detonation chamber, wherein the detonation chamber includes a plurality of initiation obstacles and at least one injector in fluid...
8529246 Device and method for maintaining and operating a flame  
Disclosed is a device and a method for maintaining and operating a flame. The device has a burner, a burner attachment having an outlet geometry, wherein on a side of the burner attachment facing...
8438833 Partial filling of a pulse detonation combustor in a pulse detonation combustor based hybrid engine  
An engine contains at least one pulse detonation combustor having a combustion chamber and an exit nozzle coupled to and downstream of the combustion chamber. During operation of the at least one...
8377151 Process for producing a renewable biofuel from waste water treatment plants  
The present invention describes a method for production of a renewable, combustible liquid fuel that may be used; in internal combustion engines, as a fuel source for electricity generation...
8302377 Ground-based simple cycle pulse detonation combustor based hybrid engine for power generation  
An engine contains a compressor stage, a compressor plenum, an inlet valving stage, a PDC stage, a PDC exit nozzle stage, a transition stage, a high pressure turbine stage, a turbine plenum, and a...
8246751 Pulsed detonation cleaning systems and methods  
The present application provides a pulsed detonation cleaning system for cleaning an enclosed structure. The pulsed detonation cleaning system may include a pulsed detonation combustor cleaner and...
8239114 Methods and systems for modulating fuel flow for gas turbine engines  
A method of combustion stability control for a gas turbine engine is provided, and includes the steps of receiving by a stability controller, information regarding environmental and operating...
8091336 Method to initiate multiple chamber detonation wave combustors  
A pulse detonation wave engine (PDWE) detonation system provides for optical ignition. The detonation system has a plurality of detonation banks, where each detonation bank has a plurality of...
7871262 Method and device for burning hydrogen in a premix burner  
A method and a device for combusting gaseous fuel which contains hydrogen or consists of hydrogen, includes a burner which provides a swirl generator (1) into which liquid fuel is feedable...
7770552 Laser igniter having integral pre-combustion chamber  
An igniter for an internal combustion engine is disclosed. The igniter may have a body, and a pre-combustion chamber integral with the body and having at least one orifice. The igniter may further...
7758334 Valveless pulsed detonation combustor  
Pulse detonation combustors of valveless construction. One valveless pulse detonation combustor, having a tube with a closed end and an open end, is constructed with a flame accelerator within the...
7661401 Laser type engine ignition device  
A laser type ignition device for an internal combustion engine includes a laser oscillator mounted in the internal combustion engine so as to focus its laser beam on an air-fuel mixture supplied...
7568349 Method for controlling combustion device dynamics  
A method for controlling a combustion dynamics level within a combustion device includes defining a high dynamics operating state at a first fuel split ratio. The first fuel split ratio is a ratio...
7531014 Fluid bed reactor having a pulse combustor-type heat transfer module separated from the compartment of a reaction vessel  
A fluid bed reactor is configured to process a reactive material to form one or more products. The reactor includes a reaction vessel defining a compartment configured to receive the reactive...
7513117 Method for operating a furnace  
A method for operating a furnace with a multi-burner system for generating a hot gas is provided. The furnace has a combustion chamber with a plurality of burners, each having a fuel feed. The...
7491300 Apparatus and method for initiating a combustion reaction with solid state solid fuel  
A method is provided for initiating and sustaining a combustive reaction in a solid fuel. The method includes generating at least one pulsed optical signal and directing the pulsed optical signal...
7473094 Multiple plate combustor  
The invention consists of a pulse combustor, comprising two spaced apart outer plates, the outer plates having flat outer regions, conical regions inside of the flat regions and central hubs,...
7442034 Detonative cleaning apparatus  
An apparatus for cleaning a surface within a vessel has an elongate combustion conduit extending from an upstream end to a downstream end. The downstream end is associated with an aperture in the...
7101514 Control devices for evaporative chemical mixing/reaction  
An improved chemical mixing micro-device with features on the micro- and nano-scale. The micro-device is comprised of at least one chemical inlet port and one chemical outlet port, a...
6964171 Method and apparatus using jets to initiate detonations  
This invention pertains to apparatus and method for initiating detonation in a chamber of tubular or other shapes, which can be a combustor for a propulsion engine, such as a pulse detonation...
6922612 Combustion vibration estimating apparatus, plant and gas turbine plant  
The combustion vibration estimating apparatus comprises an inputting unit for inputting limiting values of plant data, weather data and internal pressure variation, an internal pressure variation...
6877310 Shock wave reflector and detonation chamber  
A shock wave reflector includes a number of reflective units positioned along a longitudinal direction and separated by a gap G. Each reflective unit has a length L. The length L and the gap G are...
6802290 Apparatus for igniting a fuel/air mixture  
A device for igniting a fuel/air mixture in the combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine, particularly a stationary gas engine, with at least one light source, an optical transmission...
6679278 Controllable valve particularly for delivering a pulsed flow of fluid  
The invention relates to a controllable valve, particularly for delivering a pulsed flow of fluid. It comprises a valve body (10); a valve seat (12) dividing the inside of the body into an inlet...
6676402 Laser ignition  
Sequenced pulses of light from an excitation laser with at least two resonator cavities with separate output couplers are directed through a light modulator and a first polarzing analyzer. A...
6665950 Gas-heated infrared radiator for an infrared drying unit  
Known gas-heated infrared radiators for infrared drying units have a radiator housing (1) that is subdivided by a gas-permeable burner plate (5) in a distribution chamber (6) for the gas-air...
6595002 Vibration reduction in a combustion chamber  
A combustion chamber according to the invention has a number b0 of annularly arranged burners, of which a number k of modulatable burners have means for modulating a fuel mass flow, k being k
6584774 High frequency pulsed fuel injector  
A high frequency pulsed fuel injector is disclosed. The fuel injector incorporates a resonance tube in outlet fluid communication with a fuel nozzle. During operation the resonance tube provides a...
6554607 Combustion-driven jet actuator  
The present disclosure relates to a flow control system, comprising a controller, an ignition device whose activation is controlled by the controller, a combustion-driven jet actuator, and a fuel...
6537058 Gas appliances  
A gas appliance such as a gas burner or gas fire, has means to vary the factors producing flames in the appliance in a substantially random or pseudo-random manner. This means can take several...
6464490 Circular pulsating combustors  
A pulsating combustor has a plurality of annular plate elements (12), which are stacked in spaced vertical alignment so as to define a central space (14). There is a plurality of slot-like...
6464489 Method and apparatus for controlling thermoacoustic vibrations in a combustion system  
In a method of controlling thermoacoustic vibrations in a combustion system having a combustion chamber and a burner, the fluid shear layer forming in the region of the burner is acoustically...
6446426 Miniature pulsed heat source  
A miniature heat source capable of being used in a hand-held device for delivering a metered pulse of fuel to a combustion chamber where it is converted into a pulsed amount of heat. For example,...
6375454 Controllable combustion device  
A combustion device for providing a stream of combustion products. In particular, there is a combustion device, utilizing micro-sized combustion tubes, that can 1) control firing profiles of an...
6354192 Fryer  
A discrepancy in the model setting between controllers is definitely detected. When it is judged at S4 that the setting is a split vat model, the procedure then goes to S5 for determining the...
6343927 Method for active suppression of hydrodynamic instabilities in a combustion system and a combustion system for carrying out the method  
A method for active suppression of hydrodynamic instabilities in a combustion system in which liquid or gaseous fuel is premixed with combustion air and the fuel/air mixture is then burnt. The...

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