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Rotating arc spark plug

United States Patent

May 27, 2003
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A spark plug device includes a structure for modification of an arc, the modification including arc rotation. The spark plug can be used in a combustion engine to reduce emissions and/or improve fuel economy. A method for operating a spark plug and a combustion engine having the spark plug device includes the step of modifying an arc, the modifying including rotating the arc.
Whealton; John H. (Oak Ridge, TN), Tsai; Chin-Chi (Oak Ridge, TN)
Ut-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
09/ 879,607
June 12, 2001
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 between the United States Department of Energy and UT-Battelle, LLC.