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Water Chair with Attachments

Water Chair with Attachments

The patented water chair with attachments is the most relaxing and comfortable way to enjoy warm and sunny days in the water and stay cool doing it. Our unique multi-use in-water chair easily attaches to the side of swimming pools allowing for comfortable, upright sitting in the water and easily con...
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Method of Refurbishing Brake Components

Method of Refurbishing Brake Components

Utility patent for sale. New owner may license, franchise, resell or personally take advantage of exclusive patent rights by forming their own business to remanufacture brake rotors and/or remanufacture brake drums. The worth of a patent is proportional to the numbers and types of companies that c...
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Funerary urn made of bioplastics with a compartment for memorabilia and other features

Funerary urn made of bioplastics with a compartment for memorabilia and other features

Funerary urn made of bioplastics with a compartment for memorabilia and other features: licensing/sale of design patents (United States Patent and Trademark Office - USPTO & community designs (European Union Intellectual Property Office - EUIPO). The funerary urn is the result of a comprehensive con...
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Roofing Cap System

A low profile multi-vented steel hip and ridge cap system produced from durable 26 gauge Galvalume steel, then stone coated to match any composition shingle or metal roofing manufactures products. The ridge cap provides a beautiful, durable and low profile design that blends with the roof finish. It...
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Self Adjusting Trailer Skirting

As a brief Description: This is a self adjusting skirting system that provides an insulated and aesthetic appearance to an elevated structure and includes a series of modular panels, each of which having a bottom section slideably connected within an upper panel. An interior of each panel can b...
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System for Passive Alignment of Surfaces

Temporarily bringing two surfaces in physical contact with each other is required during several manufacturing processes. For example, during imprinting-based transfer of patterns from a stamp/template onto a substrate surface, the template must make conformal contact with the substrate. Conformal c...
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Bamboo joint connection devises for various diameter, unprocessed rods

Stress connection devices for Bamboo, wooden Rods or Tree Branches. For various diameter of no processed rods. To construct various types of geodesic Domes, Shelter, Apartment Buildings, Pavilion, multiple usable Scaffolds, Frameworks, Girder and so on. By using one, only one size of metallic con...
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Beam Clamp

NuClamp System LLC offers many new and innovative products that can be created within the claims of the Patents shown below. They offer advantageous alternatives to many products sold by most companies in the contractor hardware and facility maintenance supply chain. Beam Clamp: • Makes positiv...
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Biodegradable disposable tableware and methods for making same

This is a patent No. for biodegradable disposable tableware made of nearly every type of plant refuse and the method of making it. Allows manufacturing inexpensive eco-friendly disposable tableware from wood or plant-based raw material. The attached pictures are not photos but, rather, graphic rep...
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Sectional Folding Up Garage Door

SECTIONAL FOLDING UP GARAGE DOOR US PATENT 8327908 This is a new, patented automatic sectional garage door. The door opening is going up, where it folds up like an accordion, saving considerable space inside promise and reducing the overall design. The working prototype is already running for...
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Golf flexibility and swing management device

The GolfdBOSS is a new patented product line that will help golfers improve their muscle and joint flexibility as well as create a smoother golf swing. This product has been extensively lab and field tested with over 1000 golfers in South Texas and is ready for market. The patent is registered wit...
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Novel Food Product (Packaging)

Unique hand-held cup with two compartments that keeps pasta and sauce separated until just before microwave heating, resulting in the freshest possible taste and perfect al dente texture. Sauce is in the lid and pasta/rice/noodles is in the cup. The consumer pulls tab to break seal of lid to...
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Rollfast

Rollfast is an all new security toilet tissue dispenser for public washrooms that finally beats the vandals. Vandalism of dispensers in toilet cubicles is a major world wide problem that has never been fully resolved - until now. Costs of $100 to $200 per cubicle per year are quite normal and is ...
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Needle bearing hinge assembly

Disclosed is an enclosed needle bearing hinge mechanism having externally rotatable race surfaces, internal needle bearings, an internal pathway for introducing grease into the assembly for improved lubrication, reduced wear and a construction adapted to support large door or latch loads. The assemb...
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Dual panel window shade apparatus

A dual panel roller window shade apparatus includes an outer panel, an inner panel, a canopy, and a cord. The panels are radially spaced and rigidly attached to the spool at respective circumferential points. In operation, the spool is selectively operable via the cord such that the panels move gene...
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Swivel Cactus Table

The ribbed upward-curving branches of the Saguaro Cactus, pictured, is indigenous to Mexico, Arizona, and California and was the inspiration for the design of the Swivel Cactus Table. The Swivel Cactus Table is portable with 4 rotating Lazy Susans. It is easy to assemble. It provides 6.28 squar...
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Concrete construction material and method of use

A method for constructing concrete building units comprises forming and pouring a concrete floor on a floor platform, providing interior wall forms on said concrete floor, providing door frames, conduit and piping on said interior wall forms, providing a ceiling form; transporting said floor platfor...
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Clothing Iron Holder with Water Reservoir

A clothing iron holder that can prevent injury and household damage when using a clothing iron. The clothing iron holder with water reservoir (10) is a protective accessory for use with a clothing iron (12) or the like. The holder (10) includes a water reservoir (16) and is sized and shaped to re...
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Mold Tooling with Integrated Conformal Thermal Management Fluid Channels and Method

Method and device patents covering process for creating mold tooling (primarily injection mold) with conformal cooling channels and high thermal conductivity materials. The tooling is extremely efficient at exchanging heat between the molded polymer and the cooling medium, which enables faster m...
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Asar Stone

In this proposed utility model, we propose a new use for grilling stones as current today, but with the addition that is made and is made of slate stone type of metamorphic sedimentary and you can use a domestic microwave oven with the function to provide enough heat to grill stone slate material. ...
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Method for Production of Pulp

A pulp production process can produce pulp at high yield without usin sodium sulfide and high temperature/high pressure conditions if compared with the KRAFT process. Out of black liquor generated during the processes, lignin is collected. Pulp is produced by processing wood / plant chips for hydrop...
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Electrical Box Wire Schield

Electrical Box Wire Shield is the attachment for an electrical box or lighting fixture that helps to prevent fires caused by a short circuit. This attachment can be used to protect electrical wires from being pierced by a screw while installing electrical components such as thermostats, light fixtu...
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Patent of food products packed in a can bottle

Much better security of products. Top market potential. Exclusive or non-exclusive license offer....
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Powder bomb/ powder sprayer - Fire retardant chemical powder devices for Fire Services

The powder bomb is a sack/pack full of fire retardant chemical powder, with an explosive style charge inside / attached. when thrown into burning ( hard to get ) area i.e building it will explode like a bomb spreading powder everywhere to put a fire out / tackles fires causes etc. The powder spr...
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Failsafe Industrial Motor Brake

Being offered is a Utility Patent for a fail safe externally-mounted motor brake for use with relatively large industrial motors having brake drums to accommodate them. They are particularly useful for electric hoist motors as used with large industrial cranes. The motor brake is virtually maintenan...
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Next “must” for any billiard table.

New business with exclusive US patent for sale. The Laser Rack is the most innovative advancement in the sport of billiards in over a century. The employment of laser beam technology for the alignment of the balls in setting up each game ensures accuracy, precision, speed and ease of application. A...
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Curved Panel Assemblies and Method of Assemblies thereof.

All value conceptual and written found in the following material is reserved under copyright. More undisclosed intellectual property is held currently for competitive advantage by those participating with the owner in North America and Europe. ArcSys Construction Curve System – a powerful curved ...
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Automatic plant watering apparatus

This is an award winning product which is now fully developed for the $1.8bn plant care industry. I am looking for a manufacturer to distribute the product. An automatic plant watering apparatus is described in which a plant's growing medium is maintained uniformly moist. A one-piece water-holdi...
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Method for manufacturing root pin for endodontic pin-stump-provision for use in fine grinding device, involves forming elongate semi finished product from glass, ceramics, whisker by fine grinding in

The method involves forming an elongate semi finished product (10) from glass, ceramics, whisker or carbon fiber reinforced polymer by fine grinding in a hollow grinding device. The semi finished product is moved in the hollow grinding device by rotating a tool. A dipping bath is sealed in a low vis...
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Lubricants for hot glass processes and use of the lubricant to the surface finishing of glass

The invention relates to a lubricant for hot glass processes, in particular in the form of lubrication processes in the hollow glass industry, but also in the role lubrication in the flat glass industry, in the lubrication of flat glass molds, also in use as a plate cooler, where the tube glass manu...
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Burstable Liquid Packaging and Uses Thereof

The present invention relates to systems, devices, and methods for performing biological and chemical reactions. In particular, the present invention relates to the use of burstable liquid packaging for delivery of reagents to biological and chemical assays....
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Generation of Combinatorial Patterns By Deliberate Tilting of a Polymer-pen Array

The disclosure relates to a method of forming a pattern having pattern elements with a plurality of sizes on a substrate surface with a tilted pen array that includes choosing a tilt geometry for a pen array with respect to a substrate, inducing the tilt geometry between the pen array and the substr...
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Polymer-graphite nanocomposites via solid-state shear pulverization

Polymer-graphite compositions and related methods of using solid-state shear pulverization as can be used to affect one or more physical properties thereof....
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A Drawing Process for the Continuous Fabrication of Nanofibers Made of a Variety of Materials

Direct-write techniques are provided for the high speed (up to millimeter per second) and continuous fabrication of elongated nanostructures such as nanofibers. The nanofibers may be of an ionic solid, a hydrated salt, a molecular solid, or aggregated colloidal particles such as semiconductor partic...
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Methods for Fabricating Microstructures

Described herein are casting and molding methods useful for making microstructured objects. By including a plurality of microfeatures on the surface of an object, other characteristics may be imparted to the object, such as increased hydrophobicity. Some of the casting and molding methods described ...
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Casting Microstructures Into Stiff and Durable Materials from a Flexible and Reusable Mold

Described are methods for making microstructured flexible molds, for example useful for making microstructured metal objects in a casting process. Also described are casting methods for making microstructured epoxy objects. In some embodiments, the microstructured metal and epoxy objects are useful ...
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Replication of Patterned Thin-film Structures for Use in Plasmonics and Metamaterials

The present invention provides templating methods for replicating patterned metal films from a template substrate such as for use in plasmonic devices and metamaterials. Advantageously, the template substrate is reusable and can provide plural copies of the structure of the template substrate. Becau...
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Method of Solution Preparation of Polyolefin Class Polymers for Electrospinning Processing Included

A process to make a polyolefin fiber which has the following steps: mixing at least one polyolefin into a solution at room temperature or a slightly elevated temperature to form a polymer solution and electrospinning at room temperature said polymer solution to form a fiber....
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Emulsification of Concentrated Dispersions of Colloidal and Nanoparticles

A process to coat a shear thickening fluid onto a material which comprises emulsifying dispersions of a shear thickening fluid (STF) dissolved in a miscible carrier fluid or a partially miscible carrier fluid to form an emulsion and applying said emulsion to the material. The invention also relates ...
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Apparatus and Method for Preform Relaxation and Flow Control in Liquid Composite Molding Processes

A vacuum-induced injection molding apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a tool surface having an injection port extending therethrough. A flexible film extends over and is sealingly coupled to the tool surface. The flexible film comprises an outer surface and an inner surface such that the...
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Transparent Composites and Laminates and Methods for Making

An exemplary method for making a transparent composite includes steps of combining a refractive index modifier with a precursor solution to provide a modified polymer precursor solution, combining glass with the modified precursor solution, and curing the modified precursor solution to create a tran...
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Whey-protein Environmentally Friendly Wood Adhesives and Methods of Producing and Using the Same

Wood adhesives and methods of production and application of wood adhesives are provided. The adhesives may contain proteins, and specifically may include whey proteins derived from dairy processing. Products utilizing whey-based wood adhesives are also provided as are paper adhesives that include wh...
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Measurement of pipe wall thickness using magnetic flux leakage signals

An apparatus comprising a processor configured to implement a method comprising obtaining a pipe profile comprising a diameter, a nominal thickness, and a material, receiving a magnetic flux leakage (MFL) indication for a pipe associated with the pipe profile, and determining a wall thickness for th...
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Graded Transitions for Joining Dissimilar Metals and Methods of Fabrication Therefor

A transition joint for joining dissimilar metals with the chemical composition of the joint varied in a controlled manner from end to end. The transition joint has a first end of having a chemical composition similar to that of one of the metals to be joined and a second end having a chemical compos...
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Method and Apparatus for Braiding Micro Strands

A method and apparatus for fabricating microbraided structures is provided. A microbraiding device includes first and second carrier members that are movable with respect to each other. Each carrier includes a plurality of shelters. Spool-less strands of microfiber are retained in shuttles that are ...
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Methods for Forming Metal-polymer Hybrid Tooling for Forming Parts Having Micro Features

A method for forming metal-polymer hybrid tooling includes patterning a surface of a member such as a silicon wafer, stainless steel, nickel or nickel alloy, engaging a polymer layer with the patterned features of the surface of the silicon wafer to form the polymer layer having a reverse of the pat...
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Device and Method for Forming Multilayered Laminates

Methods and devices for forming a vertically-oriented multilayer laminates, for example, a vertically-oriented multilayer laminates, are provided. The laminates may be fabricated by hardenable fluids, for example, polymers that are directed along flow paths (80) to divide, repossession, and combine ...
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Methods for Forming Injected Molded Parts and In-mold Sensors Therefor

A method for use in forming a molded part includes providing a mold having a cavity and a movable pin, injecting a moldable material into the cavity, biasing the movable pin to maintain an end of the movable pin in contact with the moldable material in the cavity during the curing of the moldable ma...
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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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Mesoporous Material and Method

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a mesoporous body and a method for manufacturing the mesoporous body. ; SOLUTION: The method includes: preparing a casting mold including a casting material; impregnating a precursor into the casting mold; forming a deposit with a reaction of the precursor in the cas...
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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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Method of Blow Molding a Bulk Metallic Glass

A very low pressure gas or blow forming process for shaping a bulk metallic glass (BMG) in its supercooled liquid state that avoids the fractional stick forces experienced by conventional shaping techniques by engineering the expansion of a pre- shape or parison of BMG material such that substantial...
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Carbon Molds for Use in the Fabrication of Bulk Metallic Glass Parts and Molds

Novel molds and methods for Bulk Metallic Glass (BMG) molding using carbon templates obtained from pyrolyzed materials are provided. The method employs the Carbon MEMS (C-MEMS) technique to derive molds of different geometries and dimensions. The resultant carbon structures are stable at very high t...
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System for Machining Plastic Parts

The invention concerns a device for machining plastic parts, essentially burrs on parts formed using plastic injection, which comprises: a rotating rod (2); several arms (3a, 3b), connected to the rotating rod (2) that rock around several axes perpendicular to the axis of rotation of the rod (2), su...
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Horn-shaped Channel Insert for Plastic Injection Moulding Processes

The invention concerns a horn-shaped internal channel insert for pouring molten material into the mould in injection-moulding processes that comprises an internal horn-shaped channel (4) for pouring the molten material into an injection mould and two symmetrical parts (2, 3) joined using removable f...
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System and Method for Obtaining, Grading and Selecting Olive Oil

The invention comprises the steps of selecting a mill (1); pressing the olives in said mill (1), pressed pulp thereby being obtained; beating the pressed pulp; separation into the solid phase, known as "alperujo", and a mixture of oil and water; extraction of the solid particles from the mixture of ...
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Automatic Olive Classification System

The invention relates to a system that has been specially designed to be used in olive oil mills, said system comprising the use of a plurality of RFID tags (1-1') which can be placed among the olives or secured to the various trailers (2) used to transport same to the olive oil mill and which conta...
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Additives That Modify the Viscosity of Vegetable Oils for Use Biolubricants

The invention relates to novel lubricating oil compositions containing at least one vegetable oil as a base component and a polymer additive that can modify the viscostiy thereof. The invention also relates to a preparation method therefor and to the use of same....
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Process for the Production of Phosphorous Compounds

The invention is directed to a process for the production of certain phosphorous, namely urea, thio-urea and sulphonamide phosphorous compounds. The present invention provides a process for the production of phosphorous compounds which process allows an easy and effective separation of the reaction ...
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Device and Method for Adaptive Control of Blank's Machining

Invention refers to devices, especially to computer numerical control (CNC) machines, and to the method for adaptive machining of parts using adaptive control system with fuzzy logic principles, especially to the device and method, which adaptively controls technological parameters according to surf...
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Method of Production of Three Dimensional Aorthic Implant

Three dimensional bifurcational aorthic implant has reduced elastic weft yarn tension. This results in increase of main lumen of the implant at 2-3 cm zone before bifurcation and of the branches by 15-20%....
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Hot Forming with Inlay Material

The invention relates to a method for hot forming a blank made of an aluminum or steel alloy, wherein the blank is heated before the forming process and is then formed at a temperature of at least 150 DEG C in a forming tool, and to a device for hot forming comprising a forming tool, which has a pun...
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Authentication Method and Device for Protecting Manufactured Goods

The present invention is related to a method for the authentication of an article comprising the steps of generating identification data about an article, geometrical coding the identification data to form one geometric coding, incorporating the geometrical coding into a random pattern to forman aut...
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Method for forming MEMS devices having low contact resistance and devices obtained thereof

The present disclosure proposes a method for manufacturing in a MEMS device a low-resistance contact between a silicon-germanium layer and a layer contacted by this silicon-germanium layer, such as a CMOS metal layer or another silicon-germanium layer, through an opening in a dielectric layer stack ...
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Natural Fiber and Resin Composite Material

The invention relates to a natural composite including a non-woven fabric reinforcement made of natural fibers and a natural matrix selected from among mixtures of tannins and lignin pre-reacted with a low molecular-weight aldehyde, the resin being between 20 and 50 wt % of the total weight of the c...
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Polymer Filaments

The invention relates to polymer filaments and methods for their production. In particular, although not exclusively, the invention relates to conducting polymer filaments and their production from solutions of polymerisable oxidizable monomer units....
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Multimode High Bandwidth Microstructured Optical Fibres

The present invention relates to the design and manufacture of multimode microstructured optical fibres. One aspect of the invention provides a method of forming an optical fibre with multimode high bandwidth transmission characteristics, said method comprising forming a plurality of apertures at pr...
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A Method for Making Microstructured Fibres Sensitive to the External Environment

The present invention relates to the design and manufacture of microstructured optical fibres. One aspect of the invention provides a method of forming a microstructured optical fibre, the method comprising forming one or more apertures at predetermined locations in a preform, the one or more apertu...
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Semi-synthetic Material

The invention relates to a modified ultra-fine natural fibre powder for use in a melt forming process for the preparation of a semi-synthetic material, the powder including particles of a natural fibre modified to improve the heat stability of the natural fibre powder particles during said melt form...
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Method and Device for Manufacturing an SMC Material

A method of manufacturing an SMC material is described which comprises the steps of: (a) applying a resin material (18) to a first carrier film (16); (b) sprinkling recycled material fibres onto the resin material (18) and first carrier film (16); (c) sprinkling virgin material fibres (22) onto the ...
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Manufacturing Device and Method

A manufacturing device comprising a hopper/wiper device operable to apply layers of material to a bed, and heater means operable to heat selected areas of each layer to form a product, wherein the hopper/wiper device is operable so that the product includes at least a first part of a first material ...
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Manufacturing Technique

An additive layer manufacturing method comprising applying a material, for example a strong Raman scatterer material, treating the applied material using a laser 18, monitoring a characteristic of the applied material using a vibrational spectroscopy technique, for example a Raman technique, and usi...
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Process for Forming Aluminium Alloy Sheet Components

The method relates to a method of forming an Al-alloy sheet component. The method comprises heating an Al-alloy sheet blank to its Solution Heat Treatment temperature at a heating station and, in the case of alloys not in a pre age hardened temper, maintaining the SHT temperature until Solution Heat...
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Minimally Invasive Collapsible Cage

An articulating fusible support cage comprises a first support member having a first and second end and a second support member having a first and second end. A first end cap is pivotally connected to the first and second support members at the first ends. The first end cap supports a jackscrew for ...
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A Method of Making a Patterned Dried Polymer and a Patterned Dried Polymer

A method of making a patterned dried polymer from a polymer solution or polymer dispersion, the method comprising the step of placing a mask above the polymer solution/dispersion so that there are exposed areas of polymer solution/dispersion and unexposed areas of polymer solution/dispersion, and ir...
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Method of Manufacture of a Composite Concrete Article

A method of manufacturing a composite concrete article comprising forming a textile structure, removing material from regions of the textile structure to create voids in the textile structure and incorporating the textile structure into a body of wet uncured concrete such that the concrete flows int...
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Image Display Device and Method for Manufacturing the Same

It is possible to manufacture a highly reliable image display device capable of proceeding with resin cure even in the case where a protective panel is provided with a light shielding portion. A liquid crystal display unit 2 having a liquid crystal display panel 8 and a light transmissive protective...
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Sorting apparatus

The apparatus has a transport device (12) e.g. transport belt, conveying piece goods e.g. preforms (5), in a direction of a sorting arrangement (10) e.g. disk sorter. Displacement devices e.g. pivotable plates (6a-6d), are arranged above the transport device and are in contact with the goods tempora...
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Patch Transfer and Inspection Device

The invention provides an interlinked device for producing sealed packaging units, with a clocked delivery device for web-like material, with a separating device for separating in each case at least one portion of the web-like material, with a clocked packaging device, and with a sealing device, the...
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Process for Production of Magnetic Thin Film, Magnetic Thin Film, and Magnetic Material

Disclosed are: a process for producing a magnetic thin film having an insulating property, capable of acting as a permanent magnet, and capable of exhibiting improved remanent magnetization compared to the conventional magnetic thin films; a magnetic thin film; and a magnetic material. Specifically ...
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Plasma Reactor, and Method for the Production of Monocrystalline Diamond Layer

The Erfindujng concerns a plasma reactor, with which wide single crystalline diamond layers on wafers can be manufactured. The invention relates to in addition a method to the preparation of such diamond layers. For the preparation of wide diamond layers provides the hetero epitaxy, D. h. the dep...
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Wafer Level Package Structure, and Sensor Device Obtained from the Same Package Structure

A wafer level package structure with a plurality of compact sensors such as acceleration sensors and gyro sensors is provided. This package structure is composed of a semiconductor wafer with plural sensor units, and a pair of package wafers bonded to both surfaces of the semiconductor wafer. Each o...
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Ink for Inkjet Textile Printing and an Inkjet Textile Printing Method Using the Same

The present invention has an object to provide an ink for inkjet textile printing which has excellent fastnesses and causes less bleeding on a textile and to provide a low cost method for inkjet textile printing by using said ink; and relates to an ink for inkjet textile printing wherein the ink con...
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Brazing fin material for heat exchangers, heat exchanger, and method of manufacturing same

A brazing fin material for heat exchangers includes a core material and a filler metal clad on each side of the core material, wherein the core material is an aluminum alloy including manganese, the filler metal is an aluminum alloy including 6 to 9.5 mass % of silicon, silicon particles in the fill...
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Developing Device, Image Forming Apparatus, and Process Unit

An information attaching unit attaches either one of carrier density information of initial developer and loose apparent density information of toner in the initial developer to a housing of a developing device. A density-information storage unit stores therein either one of the carrier density info...
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Method of Producing Ring Member

A method of producing a ring member includes a cutting process in which a rectangular sheet is formed by cutting a strip-shaped material pulled out from a coiled material; a joining process in which opposite edges of the sheet are butted, and a cylindrical member is formed by joining the edges to ea...
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Polishing Apparatus

A polishing apparatus for polishing an end edge of a work piece by bringing a bristle tip of a polishing brush into contact with the end edge of the work piece as the bristle tip passes the end edge of the work piece includes a support plate having a through hole into which the polishing brush is in...
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Toner Container, Image Forming Apparatus Including Same, and Connecting Structure for Connecting Toner Container and Image Forming Apparatus

A toner container includes a cylindrical container body, a cap having a toner outlet, and a shutter. The cap includes a primary positioning primary positioning hole, formed in a top front surface perpendicular to a longitudinal direction of the toner container, extending in the longitudinal directio...
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'Dry Oil'

Background Fluid dispersed systems, such as emulsions and foams are widely used in the food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, ink or paints industries, and wherever else it may be desirable to encapsulate one fluid within another, immiscible fluid. Some fluid dispersed systems are more difficult to pre...
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Mail Box Receptacle

The Mail Box Receptacle fulfills a real need for millions of people world-wide. Once introduced consumer and industry acceptance will be enthusiastic and immediate. Marketing will be easy as it can go to discount and department stores as well as in specialty outlets. In addition it can be attracti...
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A Computer Aided Tomography to Ruled Edge Prototyping Translator

To remain competitive in a global market, manufacturers are called upon to bring a variety of products to market with continually decreasing lead times and development costs. These commercial realities are a driving force demanding the development of improved rapid prototyping techniques. A rapid pr...
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Higher Order Construction Algorithm for Rapid Prototyping

To remain competitive in a global market, manufacturers are called upon to bring a variety of products to market with continually decreasing lead times and development costs. These commercial realities are a driving force demanding the development of improved rapid prototyping techniques. A rapid pr...
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Self Encapsulating Metal Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor

A new type of organic transistor – Self-Encapsulating Metal-semiconductor Field Effect Transistor (SEMFET) is under development at the University of British Columbia which promises to be the first one to offer quality performance and low cost at low gate voltages (~ 3 V). Self-encapsulation of the S...
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Novel Self-Calibration for Air-Bearing Rotary Encoders

The University of British Columbia (UBC) has developed a self-calibration method for air-bearing rotary encoders that eliminates the need for additional calibration instruments. High accuracy rotary encoders are widely used for rotational axis position measurement in ultra-precision manufacturing eq...
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High Throughput μ-Electro-Discharge Machining

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a novel method for high throughput micro-electro-discharge machining (μEDM). This method eliminates the need for numerical control (NC) machines to control the EDM process and enables parallel micro-machining, dramatically reducing cos...
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Advanced 3D Braiding Machine

The Universal Braiding Control System is a rotary 3-D braiding machine for preparing braided materials from filaments such as fibers, threads, yarns etc. The machine possesses a unique arrangement of the rotary cams to provide for additional degrees of freedom of movement relative to conventional ro...
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Hydrosilylation of Polypropylene

A novel reactive extrusion process has been developed for the production of hydrosilylated polypropylene resins from commodity grade polypropylene. This process provides a way to modify polypropylene with desirable functionality, such as increased adhesion, chemical reactivity, or hydrophilicity cha...
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Concrete Tension Anchorage System

A pre-stressed, pre-tensioned or post-tensioned, concrete structure has significantly greater load bearing properties compared to an un-reinforced concrete structure. Steel rods or tendons are used almost universally as the pre-stressing or post-tensioning members. The steel rods and associated anch...
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Active Electronic Security Cloth and Webbing

There is an increasing concern about detection and prevention of tampering with such articles as computers, sensors, special materials, equipment cabinets, vehicles, and with facility entrances. Existing measures include anti-tamper circuits, locks, seals, and closed circuit monitoring. However, the...
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Low-cost Flexible Manufacturing Techniques for Bradbury-Neilson Gates and Similar Interdigital Structures for Use in Miniature Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometers and Other Related Applications

Small devices that can rapidly and accurately analyze chemical and biological molecules are required by many industries. Homeland security and the medical community lead the list. Current instruments are either too large to be used as a first responder in the field, too slow in giving results to ana...
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Automated Propellant Blending (MSC-22757)

Abstract: Innovators at NASA Johnson Space Center have developed a safer, more consistent and economical way in which to blend propellants. Used mainly for the production of Zirconium Potassium Perchlorate (ZPP) propellant, this automated blending apparatus and process has produced compositions tha...
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Protective Laminate Space Suit Helmet and Extravehicular Visors (MSC-21503)

Abstract: This invention is a helmet and visor assembly of laminate construction comprised of an underlayer of polycarbonate polymer material with a chemically resistant outer layer of polysulfone material....
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Densification Via Thermal Treatment

Densification Via Thermal Treatment ( 99025) INVENTION: The invention consists of a new thermal processing treatment which is capable of shrinking, and ultimately closing, cavities in materials composed of two or more phases. U. S. Patent No. 6,315,838...
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A Printed-Film Sensor with Application in Automotive and Aerospace Manufacturing

INVENTION: Northwestern has invented a device to monitor process quality for sheet metal fabrication. The invention, made from printed-film technology, measures the so-called “draw-in” at points on the periphery of a sheet metal blank during press stroke. Such monitoring is especially im...
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Quality Control of Composite Part Preforms

INVENTION: The invention tests individual preforms used in composite parts. The invention has these advantages over currently available methods: It does not rely upon visual inspection It avoids scrap by testing preform defects before a composite part is formed It can utilize low cost test fix...
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Atomic Force Electroluminescence Microscopy

INVENTION: Northwestern University scientists have invented a new atomic force microscope tool, AFEM, capable of gathering simultaneous topographical, current, and electroluminescence information through a commercially available conductive AFM tip. Characterization of individual bottom-emitting opto...
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Gas flow method for detection of preform defects (24068)

INVENTION: Method and apparatus to detect and characterize a defect in a fiber preform residing in a preform-receiving cavity of a mold or simulated mold of the type used for liquid composite molding (e.g., resin transfer molding) to make a composite component or structure. The defect may result fro...
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Programmable Parts Feeder (25111)

INVENTION: The invention is a vibratory device that programmably conveys, sorts, orients, and feeds multiple parts simultaneously, in parallel. To the best of our knowledge, it is the only commercially viable vibratory device that can perform this variety of functions without large numbers of actuat...
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Surface-Independent, Surface-Modifying, Multifunctional Coatings and Applications Thereof (26145)

INVENTION: Northwestern researchers have developed a substrate independent multifunctional surface modification affording adherent nanofilms on all natural and synthetic surfaces tested, including metals, oxides, semiconductors, polymers and ceramics. The nanofilm chemically combines with a wide ran...
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Magnetic Material with Large Magnetic-Field-Induced Deformation (27050)

INVENTION: Polycrystalline Ni-Mn-Ga foam magnetic shape-memory alloys exhibiting significant reversible magnetic field-induced strain. ADVANTAGES: A polycrystalline Ni-Mn-Ga foam magnetic shape-memory alloy exhibiting magnetically induced strain about 50 times larger than reported for nonporous,...
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Die-less Sheet Metal Forming (27097)

INVENTION: Without the need of a die, the invention forms sheet metal through a new technique known as Double Sided Incremental Forming (DSIF). Die-less, incremental forming methods like DSIF have been used to cost-effectively form prototype and low-volume production parts. In contrast to other “3D-...
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Method for Preparation of New Superhard Boron Carbonitride Material

Method for preparing superhard ternary boron carbonitride compound Advantages . Produces a superhard ternary boron carbonitride compound . Requires temperature and pressure conditions achievable in existing industrial high pressure devices . Produces BC0.5N at >70% yield Technology The method ...
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Novel Adsorbent Systems for Water Purification Using Metal Oxide Bound to Substrate and Heated Metal Oxide Particles

Introduction There is an ever increasing need for potable water. Improvements in conventional purification technologies allow for savings in both time and money and ensure that clean water is available in areas that need it. Technology Description Professor Benjamin at the University of Washington h...
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Methods and Compositions for Screening for Modulators of Parkinson’s Disease

Introduction Parkinson’s Disease (PD) pathogenesis has been linked to oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, aberrant proteolytic processes and dysfunctional immune surveillance. However the molecular mechanisms of the involvement of these processes are currently unclear. Analysis of genes tha...
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Nanocellular Foaming of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene using Ultrasound

Introduction Ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) is a thermoplastic consisting of molecules of incredibly long chains with molecular weights of several million. It has the highest impact strength of any thermoplastic, has a high resistance to corrosion, moisture, and abrasion, and has ...
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Copper Chloride-mediated Synthesis of Silver Nanowires

Introduction Owing to the high electrical and thermal conductivity of bulk silver, the synthesis of Ag nanowires has been and continues to be an area of active research. The properties and applications of the nanostructures are determined by the shape, size, structure, and composition of the nanostr...
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Continuous Production of Microcellular Fibers

Introduction In microcellular plastic foams, inert gas is dissolved in thermoplastic under high pressure. The forced evacuation of this gas during processing creates pores (or cells) within the final plastic. The pores are small enough that clarity of the plastic is unaffected, and because of the po...
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Reaction Mixer for High Throughput Chemical Synthesis

Introduction High throughput chemical synthesis requires the execution of a large number (perhaps 100 – 10,000) of small reactions to run in parallel. One is faced with the task of having to mix the contents of a large number of reaction vessels at various temperatures, times and conditions. This is...
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Porous Polypropylene Caps for High Throughput Chemical Synthesis

Introduction High throughput chemical synthesis often requires that solvent be removed from a large number of containers as part of the process. Typically this is done with a small number of tubes using a centrifugal concentrator (to prevent mechanical solvent loss due to bumping) and under vacuum ...
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Patterned wet deposition of ultrathin electrically conductive gold

Introduction Ionic polymer metal composite actuators offer large deflection, fast, yet soft actuation, and a very good durability at low voltage in wet conditions. Therefore they can be used in pumps, valves and for manipulation in solution. In the more general aim of integrating ionic polymer actua...
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Microscope for unfolded images of birefringence, extinction, and transmission at millisecond time resolution

Introduction Birefringence imaging techniques are employed in a variety of industrial settings, including engineering strain modeling and quality control for textile production. One of the drawbacks of currently available birefringence imaging systems is the long lag time required for each image to ...
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Self-Assembly of Hybrid Components for OLED and Flexible Displays

Introduction The market for flat panel displays is projected to reach $125 billion by 2012. Flexible displays are a fast-growing segment of this market, forecast to reach $120 billion by 2020. Cost-effective methods for low cost, high volume production of these displays at increasingly larger ...
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Electrospinning of Polymeric and Ceramic Nanofibers as Uniaxially-Aligned Arrays

Introduction Nanotechnology is the use of nanoparticles, which are particles made to a scale measured as one millionth of a millimeter. One difficulty associated with manufacturing to this scale is manufacturing nanofibers out of polymeric and ceramic materials. Another problem is finding a method t...
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Wear Sensor for Industrial Machinery

Researchers at McGill have developed a sensor for detecting, in real-time, the erosion of a wear surface of a component, particularly a liner attached to the mill shell of a rotating grinding mill. The sensor consists of a conductive element embedded in the component, such as the liner of the mill. ...
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Novel Circular Saw Blade

•Self-tensioning radial saw through introduction of shape memory alloy (SMA) into saw disk. •Prevents saw blade from distorting as speed/rpm’s and temperature increase. •Simulations using finite element analysis have shown that the design is capable of producing critical speed increases of 30 to 50%...
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Speed-Reduction Transmission

This new generation of speed-reduction transmissions, dubbed Speed-o-Cam and Slide-o-Cam, provide high accuracy and smooth operations. Based on the structure of indexing cam mechanisms, and functioning under pure rolling, these transmissions offer virtually zero backlash, zero power losses, and unli...
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100% Powder Efficiency in Direct Laser Deposition for Rapid Prototyping

BACKGROUND Direct Laser Deposition (DLD), which is also known as Direct Metal Deposition (DMD) or Laser Metal Deposition (LMD), is an additive ‘rapid’ manufacturing process in which a part is generated by repeatedly adding and fusing layers of material to a surface. A laser beam creates a melt pool ...
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Electronically Functional Yarn

BACKGROUND The majority of everyday clothing consists of textile fibres knitted or woven to produce a fabric. Their primary purpose is structural and aesthetic. Fibres can have added functionality by the integration of electronics into the material from which they are formed. Our vision is to enable...
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Gear Bearings (GSC-14207)

Goddard's technologies are based on two innovative designs: the roller gear bearing and the phased-shifted gear bearing. The roller gear bearing has crowned roller ends with the roller radius equaling the gear pitch radius. The gear can mesh with another roller gear, with the crowned ends contacting...
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Quickmobilefood

Quickmobile food solve the problem of using expensive vehicle in providing mobile kithen . The problem of space in the previous invention had been solve by providing ample space in the kitchen and serving compartment.There is a plathform with step and canpoy which enable customer to stand and been p...
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Cooking Utensil with Improved Heat Retention

A cooking utensil with improved heat retention includes an inner pot received within an outer pot and separated in a closely spaced-apart relationship to form a volume or chamber therebetween. The chamber is evacuated and sealed with foil leaves at the upper edges of the inner and outer pot. The vac...
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Compact Vacuum Insulation

Improved compact insulation panel is provided which is comprised of two adjacent metal sheets spaced close together with a plurality of spherical, or other discretely shaped, glass or ceramic beads optimally positioned between the sheets to provide support and maintain the spacing between the metal ...
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Conductive Emulsion for Preparing Surface for Powder Coating

Abstract The present invention provides an environmentally friendly conductive sol-gel emulsion for surface treatment of low-conductivity objects. The emulsion renders the object amenable to powder coating or other treatments that require the surface of an object to be conductive. The sol-gel crea...
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Additive Package for In-Situ Phosphatizing Paint, Paint and Method

Abstract This additive package for in-situ phosphatizing paint provides independent, but simultaneous reactions to metal surfaces and to polymer paint film. The in-situ phosphate layer forms covalent bonds with paint films providing strong coating adhesion, thus offering excellent corrosion protec...
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Nano-Composite Piezoelectric Material

Abstract This method will allow for the construction of high quality capacitors at low process temperatures for thick-film and circuit board manufacturing. Additionally this concept has possible applications in microelectromechanical system ("MEMS") devices manufacturing. Piezoelectric materials w...
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Shape-controlled Silver Nanoparticle Ink (“ArgentInkTM”)

New Market Opportunity: Silver nanoparticle inks have applications in a wide number of fields across the electronics, physics, chemistry and biomedical fields. The optical absorption and fluorescence characteristics of the silver nanoparticles are critical to their functionality in all applications...
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