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Publication numberUS613990 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 8, 1898
Filing dateDec 18, 1807
Publication numberUS 613990 A, US 613990A, US-A-613990, US613990 A, US613990A
InventorsPaul Guyenot
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Paul guyenot
US 613990 A
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(Application filed Dec. 18, 1897.)

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1 WENTR NH. @WENQ' (UNITED STATES n PAUL summer, or iAix- LEs-Bixms; FRANCE.

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BI ECIFIGATIQN part of' Letters Patent No. 613,990, dated November 8, 189 8.- Application filed December e, l897-. Serial lie-6852,4481 Ciio'modeld A i I I ,To' ail'whmlt it may concern.-

. Be it'kuown that I, PAUL-'GUYENOT, doctor,"

' Burners at a Distance by Means of Electricity, (for-which I have obtained a patent in France,

- dated February 25, 1896, No. 254,245, and in, lo Germany, dated March 31, 1'896, N'o. 94,084,) ot which the following is a specification;

This invention relates to improvements in controlling'apparatus for gas-burners at a distance; and it consists'ofielectrioal means 1' for freeing, lightin g,'andi extinguishing such bnrnem; z;r v n 'My invention has' for its object to provide an apparatus of the greatest simplicity, produc-'- ing'atthe time of freeing or opening-of the so burner the lighting'of the. same, and-it also prevents all'outward escape of gas during the zshuttingoff-orelosing of theburner. j ---II 1 this apparatus-I nsean assistant lighting tuhe working in combination withaplati- .25 num wire or lighter, and. one of -its'character'-- isticsl consists of abalI-valve formed of a; sphere, which is causedto pass alternately from the admission-inlet of the gas to the exit leading the gas to the self-lighter. 6 For a fuller explanation of my invention I refer in the following description to the annexed drawings; on which I v Figure 1 is a ver foalsectidn of a self-lighting gas device'constrncted according'to' my 5 invention. Fig. 2 is a horizontal section-on line 2 f; Fig. 1, Fig. 3 .is another horizon tal section on line 33 of the first figure. Fig."

4 is another vertical section made at right. angles to that of Fig. 1. Fig. 5 isa modifio cation of one of the portions of the apparatus shown on Figs. 1 to 4; Fig. 6 is a diagram showing the arrangement (if the self-lighting device in an electrical circuit obtained, for example, from an electrical battery. Figs. 7 and 8 are diagrams explanatory of the working of the apparatus.

The apparatus shown by Figs. 1 'to 4 con'-- 'si'sts of a closed chamber A, communicating in one direction by means of a tube awith anysuitable service-pipe B and in the oppo- 1 site direction with any suitable gas-burner C by a channel a.. In this chamber is a cap. I),

which can jfall either into the'seatcat the end of the tube a to close-the] same or into are- .approaching the burner 0 almost at the same level. Above the-upper openingorthe outsaidtube g'in a metallic sheath or'casing i,

above the openingcf the tube '9 and the platinam' wire. dt. to :form around them asort'cf protective chamber, closed, except at the top,-

to keep the platinum wire from burning in contact with the air. 1 The movements of nets D and E, arranged in such a manner-that their respective cores project into the interior of the. closed chamber A and are more or less in line with the seat 0' and the reeesscf. The one, B, when magnetized is-intendedto draw the ball-valve b toward the recess j'c', while the other,-when magnetized, attracts thesaid electromagnets or bobbins Dand-E are'prefsioninlejta, and between them-are the d-ifier: .ent. terminals, &c.,' necessary to the joining .These joints are indicatedbythe diagram 'Fig.6.:"

The wire I the-source of'electricity, extends-to the bobbin D, passing the terminal'l, on which bobbin it is wound. Thence'- it is connected at The wire k, leadin g from the opposite pole, is connected atm to the wire h of the platinum a given part '11. of the wire it] another wire 0 branches 01f, leading to and being wound 'aroundbobbimEand connected at n to the 'wire it.

It will be remarked that bin D .or into the other, E; For this purpose a commutator or a switch G is placed ata cessc, arranged a't'theside'of the seat c, s0 as to free the before-mentioned pipe a.; From, the recess 0' a pipe f is continued to a smalltube g, placed vertically'at the side-of and j erably arranged parallelto the gas-admisbridge (I, passing by the terminal Z.- Fromformed, for instance, of va ball or sphere:

letlof this tube g is a platinum wire orbridge T d, joining two electrical wires orcableshand h", suitably insulated and connected with the shrmo'unted by a guard or socket '12, rising V theb all-valve bar-e 01) tained by the-attractionof-two electromag-v 8o ball-valve b towardthe seatcm-These two and conductof the wires 'or electric cables,

7t, leading from one of the poles-of m to the wire h of the platinum bridge (1. a

the same source of electricity will send a current into the bobmews meted between the bobbinl) and the n 92', and another cemmumtor pieced any suitable position in the gzosiiien f the i ere a situated en '5, see new 5h?! opi men. and lighting it lee closing end. extin' the burner and lherefrem; the

v etlrreni from the. ed. to "tile bobbin D and iiatinum e Under Uneee eenditions, Fig. 7', she pipe a is free and proceeds to the main burner C, but at; the same time a, cert-sin quentitypesses into the '7, end consequently into the whey. The cepingfrem iliismibeis iighted by the into in its will light the eseapmg i'mm burner 6. (nice 'ihe'gas of this we sieumn lively liie commutator or switch G is suitably act ell to cut oil the current, aild mg" new demagnetized, allows the core d', b faiie sphere 5)., Fig.8, fell into the recess 0,

situated underneeiilthe said sphere, thus the pipe j"; communicating with the "-i,ube g. This auxiliary lighting menb is extinguished and the platinum c ceases .ie be incandescent, While the em-ne C mummies lighted, the pipe a re mainlng free.

To eioee and extinguish the burner, the switch G (or commutator) is actuated in such meiliieias to cause the cnrren't to passv mom-1d the bobbin E, and under the influence 0f me current the corresponding core a is in etized and attracts the bell Z), which ad- {3W0 commujmtoi's op jmeke use of mi ei'dinery steel TOW and lighted from the eat-m1 erieity, two ewitelleser eom e is eetueted in suiehoat eem pietiimfe w'ile flllii acts as a light-- one to be reduce Ii a iii. undersfbeod 'i/llfit *U'he made of any suitable Leia- M v attracted to cores of ine i these latter meg'netizefi. Pm 5 When several helmets eve G suiiieie'ni; for W-ei'king, 'VElll-Qfii; 'to connect in ezel Wires hand .13 e suimbi'e b oi greater resistance tiian'fiize pie-i, 1?, along which bridge 1) the current in case the platinum Wire 0E bridge (Z of eneof tlielighting -hm'ners should. break from e'eyeaiise. in this manner the eurreni; would pass to the ether burners, and only e single main "em'nei' Woold be disabled or put outof E eleim in'y in veni'lion 1. An. eppemiue for freeing" and lig'ni g es-bi1rners eevine' velvechember l1 nting,-isube, a, gas-supply tube, outlet-pessages from said veive-ehemberto the "burner lighiing-iaube, and. a magnetically-operated bellwelve, eontroiling saiwpaseeges, e e and for eiie purpose described. I

2. A gas-burner having a valve-chamber, EL lighting-tube and a burneetiibe leading from said chamber, e'ball-veheio control said tubes zimgiieiie meme in said elmmber to control the valve,- a Wire at the out-lei; of ti: 1 lighting-tube edeptedto' be heetedby a flow of current through ii) and me'ans'externel to the burner to free the gas and light the liglxi' ing-iuloe, thereby igniting the burner; and means for closing the lighting-tube after the burner hes'been lighted, as and for life purpose described 3'. An eppemtiis for freeing and lighting gas-burners having a burner-tube, a lightingtube,lzm. a, platinum Wiregvith a guard forming" a chamber around the Wire closed except at the top tokeep the wire from burning in contact with the air, as set forth.

4. An apparatus for freeing and lighting ga'e-bizrnei'sfiieving a, burner-tube and a1ighting-tube and e magnetically-operated ballvalve so arranged as to first admit gas to both tubes and after lighting ilie burner-tube ci t oi? the gas from thelighitingtobe, substantially as described,

in testimony whereof l have signed my name to this specification in i-hepresence of ewe subscribing Witnesses. v




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Cooperative ClassificationH05B3/145