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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
431002000 PROCESS OF COMBUSTION OR BURNER OPERATION 473
431288000 CANDLE, E.G., TAPER, ETC. 89
431018000 TIMER, PROGRAMMER, RETARDER OR CONDITION RESPONSIVE CONTROL 77
431159000 FUEL DISPERSER INSTALLED IN FURNACE 74
431354000 MIXER AND FLAME HOLDER 65
431350000 FLAME HOLDER HAVING PROTECTIVE FLAME ENCLOSING OR FLAME STABILIZING STRUCTURE 33
431153000 CORRELATION OF FUEL OR POWER SUPPLY WITH COMPONENT MOVEMENTS IN A DISABLING AND ENABLING SEQUENCE 32
431278000 SEPARATELY SUPPLIED OR CONTROLLED, PHYSICALLY RELATED FLAME HOLDERS, E.G., DIVERSE FUELS, PILOT AND MAIN, ETC. 31
431258000 BURNER HAVING ELECTRICAL HEATER OR IGNITER 26
431253000 COMBINED 25
431207000 HEATED LINE SECTION FEEDS FLAME HOLDER 22
431254000 ELECTRICAL OR MECHANICAL IGNITER CORRELATED WITH BURNER FEED 22
431326000 POROUS, CAPILLARY, PARTICULATE OR SIEVELIKE FLAME HOLDER, E.G., RADIANT SURFACE BURNER, ETC. 20
431298000 FIBROUS WICK TYPE FLAME HOLDER 19
431013000 WITH INDICATOR OR INSPECTION MEANS 16
431202000 STRUCTURAL INSTALLATION 13
431267000 FRICTIONAL, CHEMICAL OR PERCUSSIVE TYPE IGNITER 11
431114000 WITH MEANS ATTENUATING SOUND OR PULSATION 10
431344000 FLAME HOLDER AND FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY 9
431144000 BURNER CAP, COVER OR EXTINGUISHER 7
431001000 COMBUSTION BURSTS OR FLARE-UPS IN PULSES OR SERIAL PATTERN 7
431125000 WITH SIMULATION FEATURE 6
431126000 WITH ORNAMENTATION OR FLAME COLORING ADDITIVE 6
431157000 MEANS AT CHAMBER OUTLET ESTABLISHING COMBUSTION PRESSURE DISTINCT FROM AMBIENT 4
20130089824Heating And Cleaning Apparatus For Surface Treatment - A heat gun for cleaning and heat treating surfaces uses a lightweight jet engine to generate a hot blast of exhaust, with aggregate injectors in an engine jacket arranged over the jet engine admixing a cleaning medium with the hot exhaust. The cleaning medium admitted into the hot exhaust jet is discharged through an exhaust nozzle 1 directed at the item to be treated. The engine is controlled electronically and advanced on a lightweight frame 04-11-2013
20120288808HOT AIR GENERATOR BURNER WITH INTERCHANGEABLE LIGHTER - A heat-shrink gun in which an ignition voltage of the gaseous mixture is generated by a piezoelectric lighter (11-15-2012
20120288809HOT AIR GENERATOR DEVICE WITH IMPROVED LIGHTING - A hot air generating device of the type including an injection device (11-15-2012
20130196274UNDERWATER TORCH - A underwater cutting torch having a control valve assembly, a check valve assembly and a torch head all positioned within a housing. The control valve assembly and check valve assembly include a passageway for gasses to flow that includes a coupler formed of PTFE material to inhibit combustion within the handle of the underwater cutting torch.08-01-2013
431346000 FLASH-BACK CONTROLLING OR PREVENTING STRUCTURE 4
20090291403METHOD AND APPARATUS TO DELIVER SOLID FUEL TO A COMBUSTION ZONE - An apparatus and method for consistently delivering solid fuel to the combustion zone of a furnace is disclosed. The method includes feeding the solid fuel into the material inlet of a rotating rotary air lock valve which may have slanted vanes and moving the fuel from the material inlet of the rotating rotary air lock valve to the material outlet of the rotating rotary air lock valve, and conveying the fuel and gas through a discharge conduit to a fuel feed receiver of a furnace burner having a combustion zone.11-26-2009
20110008739DETONATION WAVE ARRESTOR - An apparatus and system disclosed herein provides detonation wave arrestor including a detonation wave deflector and a burst element. The detonation wave arrestor disclosed herein attenuates and defects the propagation of a detonation wave characterized by a supersonic flame front propagation. The detonation wave arrestor provides deflection of detonation wave towards the burst element. The rupture of the burst element provides venting of hot gases remaining from the detonation, thus providing separation and attenuation of combusted gas residuals. The detonation wave arrestor disclosed herein may be used in a combustible fuel delivery system.01-13-2011
20110250554Demisting Flame Arrestor for an Electrolytic Hydrogen Generator - A demisting flame arrestor provides a border between an electrolytic reaction vessel and an intake manifold of an engine, and includes a composite material having hydrophilic zones and hydrophobic zones constructed to form multiple pathways for permitting gaseous flow. The hydrophilic zones promote trapping and condensation of water vapor and in the event of fire disperse flame into the multiple pathways to arrest the flame front. The hydrophobic zones repel condensed water to return the water to the reaction vessel through force of gravity.10-13-2011
20120189966DETONATION FLAME ARRESTOR INCLUDING A TRANSITION POINT/ATTENUATION MATRIX AND TORTUROUS PATH MEDIA - A detonation flame arrestor including an outer cylinder, an inner cylinder, transition point/attenuation matrix and tortuous path media. The inner cylinder is secured to a canister flange and positioned inside the outer cylinder secured to the canister flange, altogether forming a canister. The torturous path media is positioned in the canister between the inner cylinder and the outer cylinder to to provide turbulence and a large surface area which acts as a heat sink to extinguish a flame. Both the outer cylinder and the inner cylinder include a transition point/attenuation matrix which forms their respective cylindrical circumferences. Helical or parallel wire or rings create the transition point/attenuation matrix which attenuates and creates turbulence as the first stage of quenching a flame front.07-26-2012
431115000 COMBUSTION PRODUCTS RETURN STRUCTURE 4
20080293002Energy efficient low NOx burner and method of operating same - A burner assembly that produces very low NO11-27-2008
20080206693Low NOx burner08-28-2008
20110111355DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING REGENERATIVE BURNERS - The invention relates to a device for controlling regenerative burners used as a firing device, particularly for iron and steel product heating furnaces or for radiating tubes for continuous strip steel processing lines, according to which the supply of at least one of the fluids involved in the combustion (fuel and comburent) is carried out through a rotary injector (05-12-2011
20120214108HEATING APPARATUS - An apparatus for heating a blast furnace stove having a combustion region and a combustion gas outlet associated with the combustion region includes a source of lower calorific value fuel; a first pipeline for supplying the lower calorific value fuel to the combustion region; a source of air; a second pipeline for supplying the air to the combustion region; a source of oxidant comprising at least 85% by volume of oxygen; a third pipeline to supply the oxidant to the combustion region; a fourth pipeline communicating with the combustion gas outlet for conducting combustion gas away from the stove; and a fifth pipeline operable to recirculate combustion gas to the combustion region. The apparatus may operate in different modes according to which of the pipelines are placed in communication with the combustion region.08-23-2012
431142000 BURNER HEAD OR IGNITER REMOVABLY SECURED TO FUEL TANK BY ENCIRCLING FRAME OR CASING 4
20110281224DEVICE FOR LIGHTING AND EXTINGUISHING CANDLES - A device for lighting and extinguishing candles that includes a housing, an ignitor mechanism provided on the housing, an extinguisher mechanism provided on the housing and being movable between a retracted position and an extended position, and a first actuator for the extinguisher mechanism. Activation of the first actuator prevents the ignitor mechanism from being operated.11-17-2011
20110008738GAS LIGHTER AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME - The gas dispensing apparatus comprises a reservoir (01-13-2011
20120315588Lighter Accessory for a Cigarette Lighter and Smoking Device Using Same - A lighter accessory for a cigarette lighter and a smoking device using the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the lighter accessory, a shell includes a side wall and a bottom wall defining an open chamber sized to slidably and frictionally receive the cigarette lighter. The opened chamber has an opening opposite the bottom wall that is configured to accept the cigarette lighter. A housing is coupled to the shell to define an interior chamber configured to accept a supply of fibrous wick. A conduit connects the housing to another opening, a wick opening, and a dispenser advances the fibrous wick from the interior chamber through the conduit to the wick opening. In use, the cigarette lighter may light the wick which in turn is used to ignite tobacco or other smokable herb.12-13-2012
20090239183LIQUATED GAS LIGHTER WITH NON-ADJUSTABLE FLAME HEIGHT - Liquated gas lighter with non-adjustable flame height, comprising a gas reservoir (09-24-2009
431121000 WITH APPARATUS CLEANING, PURGING OR SCAVENGING MEANS 3
20090280447BACKPACKING STOVE - A burning appliance having a burner assembly including a burner for providing combustion is disclosed. The appliance includes a fuel tip for supplying fuel to the burner assembly and a fuel control and cleaning assembly cooperating with the fuel tip to permit control of fuel supplied to the burner and cleaning of the fuel tip while the appliance is in operation. The cleaning assembly may be formed on the appliance itself and may incorporate a cleaning element, a cleaning element control mechanism and a heat dissipating interface positioned with respect to the cleaning element and the cleaning element control mechanism such that a user may control the cleaning element with the cleaning element control mechanism without the use of gloves or other protective equipment while the appliance is in operation.11-12-2009
20130101944GASIFICATION BURNER - A gasification burner for combustion of a fuel, comprises a barrel having a front and a back, wherein exhaust gas produced by combustion exits at an outlet, a first air inlet into the barrel and a fuel inlet into the barrel, each positioned adjacent the back, wherein air at a first flow rate and fuel at a fuel flow rate are deliverable at the first air inlet and the fuel inlet, respectively, and a secondary air link operatively connected a second air inlet. The second air inlet is positioned closer to the front of the barrel than the first air inlet, and air at a second flow rate is deliverable at the second air inlet from the secondary air link and into the combustion chamber. A slag trap is operatively connected to the barrel so as to be able to receive slag generated from combustion of the fuel in the barrel, and the slag trap is closer to the back than the second air inlet. The second air inlet is offset with respect to the front from the secondary air link.04-25-2013
20110275022Pilot Light Gas Line Connector Assembly - Pilot light gas line connector assemblies and methods for cleaning a pilot light orifice are disclosed herein. An exemplary connector assembly for coupling to a pilot light gas line and cleaning a pilot orifice has a first fitting end, a second fitting end, and a passageway therebetween. The first fitting end is adapted to receive a first end of the pilot light gas line and the second fitting end is adapted to receive a valve capable of directing forced air from a forced air source into the second fitting end. Methods of cleaning a pilot orifice of a pilot light system include removing the pilot light gas line from a gas port and coupling the pilot light gas line to a pilot light gas line connector assembly. Then forced air is directed into the connector assembly and through pilot light gas line thereby cleaning the pilot orifice.11-10-2011
431195000 FUEL DISTRIBUTOR UNDERLYING COMBUSTION ANNULUS HAVING AIR FEEDING PERFORATIONS 3
20080206695Computer-controlled pyrotechnic matrix display - A computer-controlled matrix of pixels that emit bursts of fire in a controlled manner to create moving images and text on a plane in front of the matrix. The unit houses a number of pixels in a grid array, with each pixel associated with a solenoid gas valve. The valves are supplied by a main gas bus and when actuated release gas to an individual pixel, where it flows out and over a constantly burning pilot light and combusts. The valves are connected through a main circuit box to a computer, and are controlled by software that allows the user to script and play complex graphical animations, musical compositions, scrolling text, as well as real-time graphical response to specific user inputs.08-28-2008
20100248171BURNER, COMBUSTOR AND REMODELING METHOD FOR BURNER - A combustor with a burner maintains combustion stability. The burner includes an air hole member 09-30-2010
20090068605QUARTZ GLASS MADE BURNER - A quartz glass burner including a multibranched-tube quartz glass nozzle made up of multiple tubules housed in a quartz glass outer tube, wherein an inner diameter of the outer tube contracted such that an inner diameter of a tip of the outer tube is between 0.65 and 0.90 times the inner diameter of a trunk of the outer tube. The nozzle is structured such that the region from the tubule branching portion to the tip thereof is housed in the outer tube. The outer tube housing the tubules has a length that is greater than or equal to 1.5 times the inner diameter of the tip of the outer tube. Therefore, there is provided a quartz glass burner that causes the flow velocity distribution of gas emitted from outer tube to be uniform at the tip of the burner, thereby enhancing glass microparticle deposition efficiency and also enhancing firepower during flame working.03-12-2009
431120000 WITH WICK TRIMMING, TREATING, INSERTING, OR REMOVING MEANS 2
20090291400Liquid fuel lamp and fragrance diffuser apparatus - A liquid fuel lamp design is disclosed, consisting of a length of wick housed within a vertical wick tube equipped with an upwardly-extending handle, which wick tube assembly is seated resealably within a funnel-shaped fuel aperture extending upward from a low wide fuel reservoir, atop which is securely affixed a lamp chimney of such dimension as to assure a high degree of isolation of the lamp flame and exhaust vapors above 451 F degrees from non-vapor combustibles in the lamp environment. The invention relies on a novel liquid fuel lamp filling system, whereby the wick tube may be equipped with a bushing and cap to resealably close the fuel aperture, and is removed and replaced by its upwardly extended handle via the chimney's upper opening to allow refilling and maintenance. The wick tube and fuel reservoir are configured so as to efficiently burn liquid fuels, especially viscous fuels, and in particular vegetable oils as fuel. The inner base of the lamp chimney accommodates non-flammable liquid fragrances such that while the lamp is burning, heat from the flame volatizes the fragrance and disperses it upon the column of hot vapor rising from the lamp chimney. The entire device is highly spill-resistant, constructed durably, and equipped with articulations to accommodate lamp accessories. A device for conveniently attaching and removing such accessories is also disclosed.11-26-2009
20100009305CANDLEWICK HOLDER REMOVER - The candlewick holder remover enables an individual to easily remove the candlewick holder that is left in the candlestick after the candle has burned in it. The candlewick holder remover comprises an elongated portion and a removing portion, the latter comprising at least one sharp edge to cut the wax and pry the candlewick holder from the candlestick.01-14-2010
431129000 BURNER HEAD COVER OPERATIVELY INTERRELATED WITH IGNITER 2
20090104574Utility Lighter - A utility lighter includes a housing having an elongated tube portion, an actuation button depressibly mounted at a housing portion of the housing, a safety wheel rotated and mounted at the actuation button, and a blocker driven to move by a rotational movement of the safety wheel between an inoperative configuration and an operative configuration. In the inoperative configuration, the blocker is retained in the housing portion of the housing to prevent a depressible head of a piezoelectric element from being depressed by the actuation button for ignition. In the operative configuration, the safety wheel is rotated at the actuation button to drive the blocker to diminish undesirable position, so that the actuation button is depressed to depress the depressible head of the piezoelectric element and to actuate the valve actuator for ignition.04-23-2009
20090061370BURNER NOZZLE - A burner comprises a body, a nozzle, and at least one attachment element for removably attaching the nozzle to the body. The body defines an oxidant inlet, a feedstock inlet, a body outlet, and one or more passages for conveying the oxidant from the oxidant inlet to the body outlet and for conveying the gasification feedstock from the feedstock inlet to the body outlet. The nozzle defines a nozzle inlet and a nozzle outlet, wherein the nozzle inlet is configured to receive the oxidant and the gasification feedstock from the body outlet and the nozzle outlet is configured to discharge the oxidant and the gasification feedstock into the reaction chamber. The at least one attachment element removably attaches the nozzle to the body such that the nozzle inlet is in fluid flow communication with the body outlet when the nozzle is attached to the body.03-05-2009
431347000 INCANDESCING OR REFLECTING COMPONENT, E.G., REIGNITING HOT SPOT, ETC. 2
20080241776INFRARED EMITTING GAS BURNER - A gas burner for an infrared oven provides fast and controllable infrared energy, the emitted spectrum of which varies continuously over a wide spectrum. The burner is assembled from an elongated fuel distribution chamber having an open top and into which a gaseous fuel and combustion air is introduced. As the fuel mixture is delivered into the fuel distribution chamber, it eventually fills the chamber and thereafter flow through a double-layer wire mesh burner plate set over the fuel distribution chamber. The fuel combusts above the wire mesh burner plates to heat a screen wire above the burner plates. The screen wire is heated to a temperature at which the screen wire emits IR. The emitted IR wavelength can be controlled by controlling the gas supply to turn the combustion on and off according to the amount of IR heated needed.10-02-2008
20090061373INTEGRATED OPERATING AND CONTROL PACKAGE FOR A PRESSURIZED BURNER SYSTEM - An operating and control package for at least one pressurized burner. The operating and control package comprises a controller and a gas control device. The controller is an integrated packaged unit for supplying and controlling a pre-mixed air/gas pressurized burner. A housing is provided for containing the controller. The housing is preferably located at the end of the burner manifold. The gas control device comprises a gas control valve for receiving gas entering the control package and a premix blower located within the housing for receiving gas from the gas control valve and air entering the control package. The gas control device mixes the air and gas to form a pressurized combustible mixture which is fed into the burner.03-05-2009
431331000 POT TYPE BURNER 2
20130216966SPILL PROOF ALCOHOL BURNER - The present invention relates general to an alcohol burner that uses liquid alcohol as a fuel source and has an increased burn time, controlled combustion and a smaller footprint. In various embodiments, the present invention introduces a system of double stacked baffles with two separate functions. The upper baffle area optimizes controlled combustion, while the lower baffle area optimizes heat transfer from the combustion area down into the fuel storage area. The lower baffle also provides a steady vapor supply to the upper baffle area. By dividing these functions, the burner in accordance with embodiments of the present invention can store fuel vertically, rather than needing to be spread out horizontally. Embodiments of the present invention thus facilitate a wide range of practical configurations for consumer uses not previously possible.08-22-2013
20120308946MELTABLE FUEL GAS GENERATION APPARATUS AND METHODS - Gas generation apparatus and methods are provided, including apparatus and methods for efficient vaporization, and optional burning, of meltable fuels. The apparatus and methods provide controlled generation and combustion of any low melting point dimensionally stable combustible meltable fuel. This is preferably accomplished by first converting the solid or semi solid meltable fuel material into a liquid state, then into vapor, and finally mixing with an air source or other oxidizer before combustion.12-06-2012
431252000 WITH ADJUNCTIVE MEANS TO EXTEND OR DEFLECT FLAME BY AIR BLAST OR ASPIRATION 1
20100104993APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ROTATING A FIRE, A FLAME, A SMOKE PLUME, OR FOR CIRCULATING HEAT - The invention relates to a device (04-29-2010
431124000 WITH RESERVE FLINT HOLDER 1
20120122044GAS LIGHTER AND A DISPOSABLE GAS RESERVOIR AND GAS FLOW CONTROL MECHANISM - A gas lighter that includes an external housing, a first compartment for receiving a disposable gas reservoir and a second compartment for receiving a group of flints.05-17-2012
431156000 CONVERTIBLE 1
20100209861CANDLEHOLDER AND METHOD - A candle with a smooth exterior surface is configured so that it has a size and shape to substantially fill a hollow interior of the receptacle. The receptacle has an open mouth and a hollow interior having a smooth surface. The smooth exterior surface of the candle and smooth interior surface of the receptacle are in contact and slide past each other upon inserting the candle into the hollow interior to seat the candle on a moveable platform that is near a base end of the receptacle. After the candle is partially burned so an outer end thereof is burned away and displaced from the open mouth of the receptacle, the platform is advanced inward to move the outer end of the candle towards the open mouth to reposition the displaced outer end nearby the open mouth of the receptacle.08-19-2010
431249000 WITH FEATURE FOR ACCESS TO OR EXPOSURE OF FLAME HOLDER 1
20130011800Flame Device Including a Lift Mechanism and can Lift a Flame to a Predetermined Height - A flame device including a lift mechanism and can lift a flame to a predetermined height includes a base, a cover, and a lift mechanism. The base includes a chamber including an opening. The cover is movably engaged with the base and selectively closes the opening. The lift mechanism includes a supporting member adapted for bearing and lifting a fuel container in the chamber to different heights. The lift mechanism is operably movable in a first direction including the supporting member being moved up from a lower height to the predetermined height and in a second direction including the supporting member being moved down from the predetermined height to the lower height.01-10-2013
431345000 FLAME HOLDER HAVING ATTACHED HANDLE 1
20100075266BURNER/HOT AIR GENERATOR APPARATUS OF THE EXTENDER TYPE - The invention relates to an apparatus comprising an injection device (03-25-2010

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