Imagineering Inc.

Nada, Japan

Imagineering Inc.

Nada, Japan
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Imagineering Inc. | Date: 2017-07-26

An ignition device is provided, which can boost an electromagnetic wave supplied by a resonance structure, and cause a discharge by enhancing a potential difference between a discharge electrode and a ground electrode, and even though such a structure of the ignition device, a downsize and a thickness reduction, specifically, the thickness reduction can be achieved. On a main surface of a rectangular insulting substrate (2), an input electrode (3), a coupling electrode (4), a discharge electrode (6), and a ground electrode (7), are provided. The input electrode (3) is connected to an outside terminal on one shorter side. The coupling electrode (4) is capacity-coupled with the input electrode (3). The discharge electrode (6) is connected to the coupling electrode (4) on the other shorter side through a coupling line (5). The ground electrode (7) is, on both longer sides of the main surface of the rectangular insulating substrate (2), capacity-coupled with the coupling electrode (4) and capacity-coupled with the coupling line (5), and extended to the other shorter side. A resonance circuit includes a capacitor constituted by the capacity coupling and an inductor constituted by the coupling line (5). Thereby, the electromagnetic wave supplied from the outside terminal into the input electrode is resonated, a potential difference between the discharge electrode (6) and the ground electrode (7) is enhanced, and then, a discharge is caused.


Patent
Imagineering Inc. | Date: 2017-04-05

A small-size injector having a built-in ignition device which can surely inject fuel and ignite the fuel with low electric power by the ignition device with a simple configuration is provided. The injector comprises a fuel injecting device 2 provided with a fuel injecting port 20 configured to inject the fuel, an ignition device 3 configured to ignite the injected fuel, and a casing 10 inside housing therein the fuel injecting device 2 and the ignition device 3 together. The ignition device 3 is constituted of a plasma generator 3 which integrally comprises a booster 5 having a resonation structure capacity-coupled with an electromagnetic wave oscillator MW configured to oscillate an electromagnetic wave, and a discharger 6 configured to cause a discharge of a high voltage generated by the booster 5.


Patent
Imagineering Inc. | Date: 2017-04-05

A small-size injector having a built-in ignition device which can surely inject fuel and ignite the fuel with low electric power by the ignition device with a simple configuration is provided. The injector comprises a fuel injecting device 2 having a fuel injecting port 20 that injects the fuel, an ignition device 3 configured to ignite the injected fuel, and a casing 10 inside housing therein the fuel injecting device 2 and the ignition device 3 together. The ignition device 3 is constituted of a plasma generator 3 which integrally comprises a booster 5 having a resonation structure capacity-coupled with an electromagnetic wave oscillator MW configured to oscillate an electromagnetic wave, and a discharger 6 configured to cause a discharge of a high voltage generated by the booster 5.


Patent
Imagineering Inc. | Date: 2017-03-01

[PROBLEMS] An ignition plug is provided, in which a tip end part of a central electrode is not eroded and an electric power loss of the electromagnetic wave can be reduced, even in a case where a configuration is performed such that a high voltage for discharge and an electromagnetic wave are supplied from a terminal part side of an ignition plug. An electrode part 2 comprises a central electrode 2A including an electrode chip part for generating the spark discharge with the ground electrode 5, and a cylindrical insulating tube member 2B for covering the central electrode 2A. On the outer peripheral surface of the insulating tube member 2B, a conductive member 21 is provided so as to electrically connect the central electrode 2A with a terminal part 20 for receiving an electric power from the outside.


A compression-ignition type internal combustion engine that burns a gaseous fuel, improves an ignition performance not only at a center part of the combustion chamber but also at an outer edge part. The compression-ignition engine comprises an electromagnetic wave generator configured to generate an electromagnetic wave, a controller configured to control the electromagnetic wave generator, and a plasma generator comprising a boosting circuit that constitutes a resonator configured to boost the electromagnetic wave, a first electrode configured to receive an output from the boosting circuit, and a second electrode provided to a vicinity of the first electrode, and the plasma generator is configured such that the first electrode is extruded and exposed toward a combustion chamber of the internal combustion engine, and a plurality of plasma generators are provided.


The object is to provide an injector with a built-in ignition device that can achieve downsize of device as a whole without changing significantly the structure of a fuel injection device. The injector with the built-in ignition device comprises an ignition device 3 and a fuel injection device 2. In the ignition device 3, an electromagnetic wave oscillated from an electromagnetic wave oscillator MW is boosted by a booster that is constituted by a resonance structure, a potential difference between a ground electrode 51 and a discharge electrode 31 is increased, and a discharge is caused. In the fuel injection device 2, a valve body part of a nozzle needle 24 is moved toward or away from a valve seat (orifis) 23a, and thereby, the fuel injection control is performed. Then, the resonance structure is formed by a dielectric member 30 that is connected to the electromagnetic wave oscillator and formed on the surface of a fuel injection pipe 21, and an inner wall surface 50a of a mounting port 50 for an injector of a cylinder head 5. A discharge electrode 31 is a projection that is formed on the surface of the fuel injection pipe 21, and a discharge is caused by making a position of the wall surface of the mounting port 5 that is closest to the discharge electrode 31 as a ground electrode 51.


Patent
Imagineering Inc. | Date: 2017-06-21

An ignition device is provided, the ignition device comprises a coaxial structural body comprising an inner conductor 2, an outer conductor 3, and an insulator 4 that insulates both the conductors 2 and 3, which are coaxially provided with one another along an axial direction. A connection terminal 5 is arranged at one axial end side of the coaxial structural body and connecting the inner conductor 2 and the outer conductor 3 to the electromagnetic wave oscillator MW. The inner conductor 2 has a linearly extended part protruding at another axial end side of the coaxial structural body extending outwards from the outer conductor 3 in the axial direction and a spirally extended part continuously extending from the linearly extended part in a reversed direction and in a spiral manner that winds around the linearly extended part of the inner conductor 2 in a predetermined number of turns around the linearly extended part such that the inner conductor 2 forms a resonance structure and the spirally extended part 20 with the resonance structure is obtained. A diameter and a length of the inner conductor 2 that is extended outwards from the outer conductor 3, and the number of turns of the spirally extended part of the inner conductor 2 are determined such that a capacitive reactance XC and an inductive reactance XL of the spirally extended part are substantially equal to each other.


Patent
Imagineering Inc. | Date: 2017-06-14

An injector unit that can use a gaseous fuel such as CNG in an already-existing diesel engine and a spark plug that uses the injector unit, are provided. The injector unit includes an injector, an igniter having a resonance structure configured to boost an inputted microwave and a discharger configured to perform a discharge, and a casing configured to house therein the injector and the igniter. The igniter includes a first part configured to transmit the inputted microwave, a second part configured to perform a capacity coupling to attain an impedance matching between the microwave and the igniter, and a third part configured to transmit the capacity-coupled microwave to the discharger. Moreover, the igniter is bent at a boundary of the first part and the second part, a boundary of the second part and the third part, or inside the first part.


Patent
Imagineering Inc. | Date: 2016-06-08

To provide a spark plug that can reduce power loss and prevent erosion of a tip end part of a central electrode, even in a configuration such that a discharge current and an electromagnetic wave are emitted from a terminal fitting part of the spark plug, and a plasma generation device using the spark plug. The spark plug is provided with a central electrode 2 including a terminal fitting part 2A and an electrode main body 2B electrically connected to the terminal fitting part 2A, an insulator 3 formed with an axial hole 30, which the central electrode 2 is fitted into, a main fitting 4 that surrounds the insulator 3, and a ground electrode 5 that extends from an end surface of the main fitting 4 and is adapted to form a discharge gap that causes a spark discharge between the central electrode 2 and the electrode main body 2B. The electrode main body 2B is constituted of a front electrode 25 including an electrode tip part 25a for causing the spark discharge with the ground electrode 5, a front dielectric cylinder 24 in a tube-like shape that covers the electrode tip part 25a, and a coupling conductive cylinder 23 in a tube-like shape that joins the front dielectric cylinder 24 and the terminal fitting part 2A.


Patent
Imagineering Inc. | Date: 2016-07-13

The present invention provides a plasma generator provided with a mixing circuit, said plasma generator being reduced in size and capable of being easily installed in a restricted space inside an engine. The present invention is a heat engine or a plasma generator provided with an ignition coil for supplying a discharge voltage, an electromagnetic wave oscillator that generates electromagnetic waves, a mixer that mixes energy for discharge with electromagnetic wave energy, and a spark plug that causes a discharge and introduces the electromagnetic wave energy to a reaction region. The discharge and electromagnetic wave energy are used together in the reaction region, wherein a combustion reaction or plasma reaction is carried out, triggering a combustion reaction or plasma reaction. The plasma generator is characterized in that part of a member that constitutes the spark plug is used as part of a member that forms the mixer.

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