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Alarm condition distributed fiber optic sensor with storage transmission-reflection analyzer

This invention pertains to alarm condition fiber optic sensor with storage transmission-reflection analyzer for detection and localization of any number of consecutive loss-inducing disturbances along the test fiber....
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Lubricant for surface refinement of glass for mold lubricating processes in the hollow glass industry, comprises aluminum salt of fatty acids and/or carbon-based solvents and/or suspensions, which con

The lubricant for surface refinement of glass for mold lubricating processes in the hollow glass industry and also for roller lubrication in flat glass industry for the lubrication of flat glass press molds, for the tube glass production using lubricated mandrels or for the lubrication of rollers du...
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Multilayer circuit, particularly three-dimensional ceramic substrate system, is made of sintered ceramic material, where active electronic component is arranged in cavity

The multilayer circuit, particularly three-dimensional ceramic substrate system, is made of a sintered ceramic material. An active electronic component of a micro-system technology or Microelectromechanical systemor microelectronic is made of semiconducting material. The active electronic component ...
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Method and Device for Holding and Machining a Workpiece

The invention relates to a method and to a device for holding and machining workpieces (1). A first adapter piece (31) is exchanged with a second adapter piece (31') by means of a handling device (11). In a second step, the geometry of the second adapter piece (31') is adapted to the geometry of a w...
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Chitosan-coated Wires for Biosensing

A method of forming a bioelectronic device including a protein on an electrically conductive substrate, by electrodepositing aminopolysaccharide chitosan on the substrate while applying a cathodic voltage to the substrate, to form an aminopolysaccharide chitosan film thereon, applying an anodic volt...
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Two/three-dimensional multi-layer circuit carrier producing method for e.g. automobile industry, involves applying layer of strip conductor and dielectric layer on topmost dielectric layer alternative

The method involves applying a dielectric layer (4) i.e. thermoplastic polymer layer, on certain regions of a set of electrical strip conductors (2) and the surface of a two/three-dimensional basebody (1) by injection moulding. Another set of electrical strip conductors (6) is applied on the surface...
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Method and Device for the Production of a Grid with Chirp

The present invention relates to a method for the production of a grid with chirp, wherein a grid structure is inscribed in a carrier in that the carrier is exposed in a diffraction field of a diffraction grid (3), wherein the diffraction grid (3) is deformed into a state with a local and/or time-de...
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Hot-melt Adhesive and Method for the Manufacture Thereof

The invention relates to a hot-melt adhesive, comprising at least one polysaccharide ester (6) obtained through the reaction of a polysaccharide (5) with an imidazolide (3) in molten imidazole (1). The invention further relates to a method for manufacturing the hot-melt adhesive in which imidazole (...
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High Mass Throughput Particle Generation Using Multiple Nozzle Spraying

Spraying apparatus and methods that employ multiple nozzle structures for producing multiple sprays of particles, e.g., nanoparticles, for various applications, e.g., pharmaceuticals, are provided. For example, an electrospray dispensing device may include a plurality of nozzle structures, wherein e...
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Adaptive Mirror and Method for the Production Thereof

The invention relates to an adaptive mirror based on a ceramic substrate comprising a corresponding reflector and piezoelectric actuators, a cooling device being built into the substrate. The invention also relates a method for producing such a mirror. Said mirror can be used for the modulatation or...
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Computer Controlled Flow Manipulation for Vacuum Infusion Processes

Methods and apparatus for vacuum infusing resin into a fabric preform within a mold. The methods comprise deploying a VIPR chamber to increase permeability in a desired location identified by predictive modeling as best to achieve a desired flow front geometry. Suitable apparatus comprise a VIPR cha...
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Flexible Circuits and Electronic Textiles

Embodiments of wearable flexible devices and related methods are described herein. Other embodiments and related methods are also disclosed herein....
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Layered composite material formed from alternatingly arranged ceramic layers and organic polymer layers, useful as implant material and as technical ceramic in process technology or in mechanical engi

The layered composite material formed from alternatingly arranged ceramic layers (1) and organic polymer layers (2), useful as implant material and as technical ceramic in process technology or in mechanical engineering, is claimed. The connections between the layers are firmly bonded....
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Method for Production of a Ceramic Moulded Body

The present invention relates to a method for producing a ceramic molded body, comprising the steps of: (i) applying a liquid, nanosol-containing ceramic slurry on a carrier outside a consolidation liquid bath (Ii) at least partial lowering of the support in the Konsolidierungsflüssigkeitsbad, wh...
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Metal Ink Compositions, Conductive Patterns, Methods, and Devices

Metal complexes adapted to form conductive metal films and lines upon deposition and treatment. The metal complex can be a covalent complex and can comprise a first and second ligand. Low temperature treatment can be used to convert the complex to a metal. The metal films and lines can have low resi...
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Hollow Structures Formed with Friction Stir Welding

A hollow structure, and a method of forming the hollow structure, where the hollow structure includes first and second metal parts, the second metal part having an interior surface and a tapered support member extending from the interior surface. The hollow structure also includes a friction stir we...
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Method and Apparatus for Jet-assisted Drilling Or Cutting

An abrasive cutting or drilling system, apparatus and method, which includes an upstream supercritical fluid and/or liquid carrier fluid, abrasive particles, a nozzle (10) and a gaseous or low-density supercritical fluid exhaust abrasive stream. The nozzle (10) includes a throat section (2) and, opt...
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Assemblies for Use in Evaluating Subsurface Contamination, and Related Methods

A method is provided for determining the presence and/or concentration of at least one contaminant in a subsurface at a test site. The method generally includes inserting a sampling assembly into at least one tree at the test site, processing at least part of the sampling assembly to determine if a ...
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Hollow curved structures formed with friction stir welding

The present application describes a hollow structure, and a method of forming the hollow structure, where the hollow structure includes first and second metal parts (800), the second metal part (800) having an interior surface and a tapered support member (20) extending from the interior surface. Th...
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System and Method for Reversible Cation-exchange Desalination

Desalination is accomplished by subjecting feed saline water to a cation exchanger in magnesium form where sodium and scale-forming cations are at least partially exchanged for non-scale-forming magnesium ions. This ion exchange also reduces the osmotic pressure of the solution. When the resultant s...
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Micro-fluidic Interconnector

A method of bonding a capillary tube made of a thermally deformable material to a passage in a glass wafer comprising the steps of treating the surface of the capillary tube to render the surface bondable and wettable by a conventional epoxy resin; inserting a support inside the capillary to prevent...
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Method and Apparatus for Nondestructive Evaluation and Monitoring of Materials and Structures

A method and apparatus for nondestructive evaluation (NDE) of structures and materials using a highly nonlinear medium for the generation and detection of one or multiple highly nonlinear pulses (or highly nonlinear waves) impinging on a material or structure. The apparatus includes pulse exciters t...
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Desalination System and Process

The present invention pertains to an effective system and method for reducing or eliminating the formation of scale in desalination systems. The system utilizes at least one pair of electrodes in direct contact with a liquid to induce an oscillating electric field directly in a portion of the liquid...
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Intelligent Modeling and Control of Automation

A system and method for advanced device specific knowledge based modeling as well as intelligent control to yield high performance, low cost automation for optoelectronic design, packaging and assembly. The control loop design is based on knowledge based model predictive control. A knowledge model, ...
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Sample Processing Device

A floating chamber set may include a plurality of containers coupled to a frame such that each container translates vertically within a limited vertical range independent of the other containers. Each container may be perforated to allow liquid penetration....
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Method for producing internally and externally profiled workpiece i.e. hollow profiled double flanged shaft, by extrusion of massive elements in enclosed tool of hydraulic press, involves using blank

The method involves using blank in the form of a cylindrical massive element. Production of a workpiece with an inner profile and an outer profile is enabled by superposition of a bowl-extrusion process and a cross-extrusion process, where the workpiece exhibits higher temperature in areas of high d...
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Methods for Forming Metal-polymer Hybrid Tooling for Forming Parts Having Micro Features

A method (10, 100) for forming metal-polymer hybrid tooling includes patterning a surface of a silicon wafer (20, 420), depositing a polymer material (30, 430) onto the patterned features of the surface of the silicon wafer to form a polymer layer having a reverse of the patterned surface the silico...
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Coatings, Materials, Articles, and Methods of Making Thereof

A thermal spray process comprises injecting precursor solution droplets into the hot zone of the thermal spray flame. Also described are materials resulting from the process....
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Design of Dynamic Experiments for the Modeling and Optimization of Batch Process

The present invention relates to systems and methods for the dynamic design of experiments for modeling and optimization of batch processes in a wide variety of fields. In particular, the present invention provides systems and methods for identifying, selecting, implementing, and improving upon batc...
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Protective Oxide Coatings for Sofc Interconnections

A dense and well adhered spinel coating such as CuMn1.8O4, when deposited on a stainless steel substrate by electrophoretic deposition, significantly reduces the oxidation rate of the steel compared to the uncoated steel at elevated temperature. The protective oxide spinel coating is useful for prep...
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Lost pattern casting model used for casting of cast parts, comprises one or multiple segments, where each segment is made of plastic film of predetermined hardness

Lost pattern casting model comprises one or multiple segments, where each segment is made of a plastic film of predetermined hardness. Each segment is hollow. The plastic film has a thickness of greater than or equal to 10mu to less than or equal to 1 mm, particularly 20-150mu . The film has predete...
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Vacuum Gripper for Picking Up and Setting Down Unit Loads

The invention relates to a vacuum gripper for picking up and sequentially setting down unit loads (80) layer by layer, comprising a suction surface (20) having a plurality of suction openings (21), which are connected to a vacuum supply, and an actuating device (30) for temporarily connecting the su...
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Forming and removing mold or core during casting, e.g. of filigree structures, by forming mold or core containing hollow particles, to be collapsed under pressure after casting

A method for forming and removing a mold and/or core during a casting process involves: (a) producing the mold and/or core from a mass containing hollow particles; (b) after the casting has solidified, exposing the mold and/or core to pressure to destroy at least some of the particles and thus colla...
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Method for the production of a mold insert for a casting mold for injection molding, comprises applying a powder forming material in a thin layer on a base surface and melting a defined area of the la

The method for the production of a mold insert for a casting mold (10') for injection molding, comprises applying a powder forming material in a thin layer on a base surface, melting a defined area of the layer with a high energetic beam through thermal power, applying a further thin layer of the po...
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Blue-light Cured Adhesives for Joining Fabric

A system is provided for joining fabrics by lines or arrays of dots of adhesive, the system comprising: a blue light source; a dispenser, disposed proximally with the blue light source, the dispensing system being configured to deposit at least one drop of a monomer on first and second proximate fab...
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Novel Fabric Finishing Methods and Fabrics

This invention provides methods for finishing knitted fabrics and fabrics finished by the novel process. In one embodiment, the method of finishing a knitted fabric includes the steps of: (a) stretching the fabric above about 5% but less than about 25% in width, and above about (-)7% but less than a...
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Osmotic Desalination Process

An energy efficient desalination process that does not produce waste products involves the extraction of water from a first solution, such as seawater, by using a second concentrated solution to draw the water from the first solution across a semi-permeable membrane. By manipulating the equilibrium ...
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Forward Osmosis Separation Processes

Separation processes using engineered osmosis are disclosed generally involving the extraction of solvent from a first solution to concentrate solute by using a second concentrated solution to draw the solvent from the first solution across a semi-permeable membrane. One or both of the solute and so...
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Spiral Wound Membrane Module for Forward Osmotic Use.

A spiral wound membrane module for forward osmotic use is disclosed. The membrane module may generally include a forward osmosis membrane in a spiral wound configuration. The module may include two inlets and two outlets, and may define first and second fluid flow paths. The inlets to each of the fl...
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High Flux Thin-film Composite Forward Osmosis and Pressure-retarded Osmosis Membranes

One aspect of the invention relates to customized thin-film composite membranes comprising: a porous support; a selective barrier; and one or more polymeric additives dispersed in the porous support in an amount from at least about 1% and about 50% by weight of the porous support. Another aspect of ...
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Simulated Moving Bed Membrane Reactor, New Hybrid Separation Process and Uses Thereof

The present invention consists in a new technology, a simulated moving bed, absorbent membrane reactor. This technology comprises a reactor that integrates two different separation techniques: i) chromatography (simulated moving bed - SMB); ii) permeable membrane (namely, pervaporation and permeatio...
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Synthesis of Catalytic Subnanometric Au Particles Supported on Surfaces Having Amine Groups

The present invention refers to structures comprising particles of Au of subnanometric size (...
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Platform for Metrology Instruments and Use Thereof

The invention relates to a platform for metrology instruments, comprising a base and an upper plate that rotates on the base by means of rolling spheres, as well as kinematic couplings for anchoring the upper plate in pre-determined positions and sensors for obtaining highly precise measurements of ...
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Silica and Larnite Powder Aerogel Composite Material and Use Thereof in the Storage and Fixing of Gases

A silica and larnite powder aerogel composite material is described, obtainable through mixing larnite powder (the surface whereof is chemically modified by an aminosilane) with a sol obtained through hydrolysis and polycondensation of a silane. Said material may be utilised in the storage and fixin...
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Method for Inoculation in Industrial Percolating Biofilters

The invention relates to a method for the inoculation of industrial percolating biofilters. The method can be used to accelerate the activation and optimal operation of a packed percolating biofilter for the removal of hydrogen sulphide. The advantages of said method include the following: a) joint ...
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New Method for Synthesis of Diacetone Glucose 3-spiro-oxazolidinone and Derivative Thereof.

The worked out new method for the synthesis of chiral spirooxazolidinone (5), as well as its derivatives (6), (7) . The offered new method for synthesis makes use of cheaper and safer chemicals and conditions, thus expanding field of their industrial application....
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Metallic Coatings on Metallic Substrates

Porous titanium coatings have been produced on Ti-6A1-4V substrates by electrophoretic deposition of TiH2 powder suspensions, followed by vacuum sintering at 850 DEG C. The use of titanium hydride resulted in lower sintering temperatures as compared to pure titanium powders and this allowed maintain...
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Emissive Lamps Comprising Metal Clusters Confined in Molecular Sieves

The present invention concerns an illumination system comprising radiation source that when operational emits radiation in wave length range below 280 nm to an emission element that comprises an assembly of oligo atomic metal clusters confined in molecular sieve for converting invisible radiation em...
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Environmental Barrier for a Refractory Substrate Containing Silicon

The invention relates to a method for protecting a substrate (10), in which at least one portion adjacent to a surface is made of a refractory material containing silicon, during high-temperature use in an oxidising, humid environment, which consists of forming a boron-free environmental barrier on ...
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Process for Preparing a Polymer

The present invention relates to a process which comprises preparing polymers. The process uses an appropriate installation, and may comprise determining at least one parameter of a physical and/or chemical conversion. The invention also relates to a corresponding screening process. According to thi...
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Polycyclic Molecules Discriminating Neutron and Gamma Radiation

The invention relates to a novel molecule family discriminating neutron and gamma radiation and to a method for the preparation thereof. Said molecules are also useful for detecting radiation (X, gamma, electrons, protons, ions), and thus for manufacturing radar and industrial or medical dosimetry i...
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Method of Preparing Surface Chemical Gradients

The present invention relates to a method of functionalizing a substrate, comprising the bringing into contact of at least a part of the surface of said substrate, comprising aldehyde functions, with a solution comprising at least two compounds bearing an amine function and having different pKas, in...
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Device and Method for Monitoring the Vibratory State of a Rotating Machine

The present invention relates to a device for monitoring the vibrations generated by a bearing of a machine formed by two coaxial races, an outer race and an inner race, with one fixed with respect to the frame of a machine and the other rotating, between which races is trapped at least one rolling ...
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Method of Fastening Lamellae of a Lamellar Material on a Suitable Substrate

The invention provides a method of fastening lamellae of a lamellar material that is at least partially conductive onto an insulating substrate (2) containing oxides that are suitable for dissociating into mobile ions of given charge and stationary ions of opposite charge, the method comprising the ...
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Biodegradable Solvents for the Chemical Industry

This invention relates to ionic liquid (ILs) solvents for chemical synthesis based on an alkyl - imidazolium cation core containing ionic liquids which have enhanced biodegradability and reduced toxicity relative to existing imidazolium bases ILs such as 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium (bmmim) salts. Ma...
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Apparatus and Method for Welding

The present invention relates to arc welding torch and a method of extracting fume gas from a welding site. The torch comprises a metal electrode and at least one shield gas port adapted to direct a shield gas curtain around the metal electrode and a welding site. At least one shroud gas port is spa...
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Method for Controlling Weld Quality

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a method for controlling weld quality and improving the same. ; SOLUTION: The method includes the steps of producing a shield gas curtain 7 around the heat source and producing a shroud gas curtain 16 spaced radially outward from the shield gas curtain 7, wherein the...
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Apparatus and Method for Manual Metal Arc Welding

The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for providing additional shielding to a weld site when welding with a consumable self-shielding welding electrode. The method comprises the steps of producing a shroud gas curtain spaced radially outward from the electrode and substantially con...
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Apparatus and Method for Monitoring Welding

The present invention relates to apparatus and a method for displaying at least one welding condition. The apparatus comprises: a monitoring unit for monitoring at least one welding parameter, a processor for determining at least one welding condition in real-time in response to said monitored param...
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A Method and System for Drying Carbonaceous Material

A method and system for drying a carbonaceous material feedstock to a power station comprises heating the carbonaceous material with boiler flue gases to a temperature sufficient to enable at least partial removal of moisture from the carbonaceous material in a drying operation. Drying carbonaceous ...
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Pattern Transferring By Direct Current Plasma Based Ion Implantation and Deposition

A method and apparatus is disclosed for pattern transferring by direct current plasma based ion implantation and deposition. The apparatus comprising: a vacuum chamber divided into a first part and a second part; the first part and a second part have a connecting aperture; a means for producing a pl...
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Welded connections

A method for welding an end of a polygonal hollow section (PHS) to a member comprises the step of forming a weld across a surface of the PHS. The weld extends continuously from a connection weld connecting the PHS and the member to a location remote from the connection weld. The surface of the PHS i...
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Drill Hole Planning

Forming a sequence plan for a machine to travel to a series of specified locations is described. An initial cost table (414) and a pattern of locations (412) is inputted to a Sequential Ordering Problem (SOP) solver (402). The resulting sequence (410) is processed by a motion planner (404) to derive...
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Water Distribution Systems

A method is disclosed for use in the design of a water distribution by determining whether to locate a pressure reducing valve (PRV) in a given location comprising the steps of. (a) determining the benefit arising from reduced water leakage achieved by locating a PRV in that location; (b) determinin...
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Devices, Systems and Methods of Detecting Defects in Workpieces

This invention relates to devices, systems and methods for use in detecting a defect in a work piece. The device includes a transducer (10) comprising a piezoelectric crystal (11 ) mounted on a tungsten Epoxy backing (12). The transducer (10) is configured to operate in both receive and transmit mod...
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An Ice Making System

This invention relates to an ice making system including a clarity of evaporators (7a,b,c), a cooling circuit for circulating refrigerant through the apparatus (7a,b,c) and a defrost circuit for defrosting at least one evaporator (7a) at a time for circulating fluid through said evaporator (7a) to d...
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A Resin Applicator and a Method of Using the Same

The present invention provides an apparatus and a method for applying resin to a plurality of fibres, comprising: a housing (10) having at least one fibre entry port (20) and at least one fibre exit port; at least one fibre spreading surface (50a) arranged, in use, to spread a plurality of fibres as...
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Diffusely Radiating Led Light System

A lighting device (7) for illuminating objects, the lighting device comprising: a plurality of light emitting diodes (1) wherein at least one of the plurality of light emitting diodes is adapted to generate light having a spectrum different from a spectrum of light generated by another light emittin...
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Desalination

A desalination system includes a heated separation unit for receiving seawater or other non-potable water under pressure in droplet or mist form through a sprayer. A cyclone separator separates salt and other solids from the droplets or mist and discharges such solids from the separation unit. Water...
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Removable Anchoring Pedicle Screw

A removable anchoring pedicle screw includes an implant mounting screw, an anchor screw, and a nose piece. The anchor screw is configured to be rotated relative to the implant mounting screw such that the nose piece engages an expandable anchor. The expandable anchor is disposed between the implant ...
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Pressure sensor apparatus and pressure sensor housing

A pressure sensor apparatus and a pressure sensor housing are provided that are capable of preventing the occurrence of frozen moisture, swelling of a gel-like coating member and damage of a pressure sensor element (201) without accumulating moisture, oil, gasoline or the like on a protective wall (...
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Powder Coating Composition

The present invention provides a powder coating composition, and in particular a corrosion protection enhanced high temperature resistant powder coating which, when exposed to high temperature, withstands adhesion failure or cracking, often called mud cracking, which is due to a mismatch in thermal ...
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Metal Forming

A method of forming a sector for a nacelle lip skin from a sheet metal blank comprising the steps of :providing an arcuate or annular punch (7) or mandrel having an inner surface, an outer surface and a leading edge, said punch (7) substantially corresponding in shape to an inner surface of at least...
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Catalysed Dye Systems

The present invention is concerned with a dye system for application to a substrate, the dye system comprising: (a) at least one dye precursor; (b) an oxidising agent; and (c) a catalyst, wherein the catalyst is a homogeneous catalyst or a heterogeneous catalyst. Preferably, the catalyst comprises a...
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Erbium-doped Optical Glass

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an erbium-doped optical glass having the advantage that it has a gain profile which is both smoother and broader than known silica-based glasses. ; SOLUTION: The erbium-doped glass includes: (a) host glass; (b) an effective amount of erbium dopant; (c) a concentratio...
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Device

A device capable of random lasing comprising a substrate and a rare earth-doped glass fabricated on the substrate in the form of a waveguide, wherein the glass comprises a germanium glass, a titanium glass or a chalcogenide glass....
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Counter-current Chromatographic Arrangement

A chromatographic apparatus for separating components of a mixture comprises a fluid- liquid counter-current column (10) having a central supply region (14) for the mixture, upper and lower phase supply pumps (31, 32) at opposite ends of the column and ultra-violet detectors (35, 36) for detecting t...
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Fluorescent Dyes and Complexes

A fluorescent dye comprising a xanthene-derived fluorophore having the formula (I) wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5 and R6 are independently selected from H, alkyl, alkoxy, alcohol, ether, alkenyl, alkenoxy, aryl, aralkyl and amido, except that R1, R4 and/or R5 is not H when bonded to Y, Y1 or Y2, respect...
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Pipeline Tracking and Identification

Commercial opportunity: A wireless innovative system of accurate tracking and identification of underground, built-in or hidden, metallics and non metallics structures, as pipes, conduits, cables and other objects, without the need of any invasive or destructive work. The commercial activities al...
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Liquefied Natural Gas Chain

The technology has its main application in the area of LNG handling. An improved transport chain involving CO2, nitrogen and LNG is incorporated to obtain enhanced oil recovery while optimizing ship utilization and saving power by preservation of cooling properties in both ends of the new LNG chain....
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Recuperative heat exchanger for aluminium production

The production of aluminium results in huge amounts of waste gas which consume a lot of power in disposal because the gas holds a high temperature. It is essential to recuperate as much heat as possible from the waste gas, a procedure that is limited by current technology. If a solution can be fo...
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High capacity drill pipe for oil recovery

In the field of oil extraction, drilling new wells is crucial for increased oil recovery. A wide range of measurement and steering tools is needed to improve well placement and identify a reservoir’s “sweet” spot. High-speed, real-time data transmission in wired drill pipe is essential to obtain max...
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Metal-composite interface for tubular structures

The technology has its main application as a solution for end-termination of tubular structures of composite materials. Carbon-composite risers for oil and gas production are one important arena where the technology can be used. This interface offers a stronger, more secure and less costly soluti...
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Burner for combustion of gaseous fuels

During the production of heavy oils from, for example oil-sand, it is necessary to burn gaseous fuels produced in the process of cracking the heavy molecules of the heavy oils. DESCRIPTION The inventors of the technology are researchers at NTNU and SINTEF. The invention consists of a burner geom...
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Tensegrity structure for offshore use

In the aquaculture and fish farming industry, flexible and reliable net cage structures are vital. Large installations which are easily transported/moved without being compromised are a pain in the market. The repeating cell system of the tensegrity structure is of great flexibility and low weight, ...
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Contra-Rotating Propeller for Hydropower

Mini- and micro power plants have become more important in recent years, and small-scale water turbines are in demand. The contra-rotating propeller is easily manufactured, easy to move and adapt from one water- course to another. It can serve as a power generator, pressure reducer or as an element ...
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Friction Pipe Welding Device

BACKGROUND Various methods are available for joining plastic piping including the use of solvents, mechanical couplings and welding methods. Ease of use, speed of operation and above all robust joints are criteria by which available methods are judged. Researchers at the University of Manchester hav...
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