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Integrated self-cleaning window assembly for optical transmission in combustion environments

United States Patent

7,247,383
July 24, 2007
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An integrated window design for optical transmission in combustion environments is described. The invention consists of an integrated optical window design that prevents and removes the accumulation of carbon-based particulate matter and gaseous hydrocarbons through a combination of heat and catalysis. These windows will enable established optical technologies to be applied to combustion environments and their exhaust systems.
Kass; Michael D. (Oak Ridge, TN), Partridge, Jr.; William P. (Oak Ridge, TN)
U.S. Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
10/ 817,413
March 26, 2004
This invention relates to an integrated self-cleaning window assembly for optical transmission in combustion environments. The United States Government has rights to this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 with UT-Battelle, LLC, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.