Advanced science.  Applied technology.


Spark Plug Having Titanium Diboride Electrodes: 5,493,171


A spark plug for use in an internal combustion engine comprises an electrically nonconductive body member and a pair of electrodes formed of a material each having titanium diboride as its major component. Tests indicate that titanium diboride electrodes are extremely resistant to electrical erosion. The spark plugs embodying the present invention are particularly useful in continuous cycle or heavy duty cycle engines that have heretofore been the subject of severe electrode erosion.

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Charles D. Wood, III; Cheryl Blanchard; James Lankford, Jr.; James J. Cole; Gerald S. McAlwee