Advanced science.  Applied technology.


Microwave Heating of Combustion Chamber of Internal Combustion Engine During Cold Starting: 11,174,780


A method of improving cold starting of an internal combustion engine of a vehicle. The vehicle is equipped with an on-board microwave generation system that generates and delivers microwaves into the combustion chamber of each cylinder via an antenna associated with each cylinder. The microwaves are delivered immediately prior to cold start of the engine, causing the combustion chamber and interior elements of the chamber to be warmed.

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Graham T. Conway, Yilun Lao