Abstract: The invention relates to a method for adapting the composition of a mixture of fuel and combustion air. The mixture is supplied to a combustion chamber of a mixture-lubricated combustion engine in a work apparatus. The fuel is supplied to the combustion engine via a controlled fuel valve. In an operating state (I) of the combustion engine, the quantity of fuel is metered by the fuel valve. For the purpose of adapting the composition of the mixture, the combustion engine is shifted into a special operating state (II) which differs from the normal operating state (I). After starting, the combustion engine is operated in a first rotational speed range (B) for a prespecified operating time (Tmin), wherein, after the prespecified operating time (Tmin) has elapsed, the operating state (II) for adapting the composition of the mixture is initiated by a prespecified user action.
February 1, 2018
Date of Patent:
June 25, 2019
Andreas Stihl AG & Co. KG
Andreas Baehner, Michael Dietenberger, Martin Kiesner, Florian Hoche, Klaus Geyer, Steffen Bantle, Friedrich Hollmeier, Frederik Herrmann, Jochen Gantert, Karsten Schmidt
Abstract: An electrode arrangement for establishing a sustained electrical arc with a low voltage in which a pair of electrodes are initially brought together and then separated while a current is applied. The sustained arc is adapted to activate fuel flowing past the arc, and the flow is vortical so that the arc is caused to migrate around an annular arc gap space. Several geometric configurations of the electrodes include opposing cylindrical shapes having endwise alligned cavities and a generally tapered portions of one electrode received in a generally tapered opening in the other electrode.
December 28, 1988
Date of Patent:
November 13, 1990
David H. Scharnweber, Lyle O. Hoppie, Donald R. Haefner