|| List of recent Agitation-related patents
| Ultraviolet curable coating|
Ultraviolet curable compositions are disclosed that can be applied to achieve a uniform gloss after curing even under conditions of varying ultraviolet intensity during curing, that do not require continuous agitation to keep flattening agents and other additives suspended prior to application of the composition, and/or which do riot exhibit a significant increase in viscosity over time in a roll coater application.. .
| Health-giving foodstuff containing ethyl esters of fatty acids, namely of linen oil, and method for obtaining the same|
The subject of invention is the health-giving foodstuff containing ethyl esters of fatty acids of linen oil or linen oil and fish oil, characterised in that it constitutes of microcapsules in form of powder, which contains, in a protein-carbohydrate matrix, a nutraceutical with bioactive ethyl esters of acids ala, la or ala, la, dha, epa with not more than 4 percent by weight addition of ethanol, based on at least 99.8% anhydrous pharmaceutical ethanol, in form of drops of diameter less than 21.1m. The nature of the invention is also a method for obtaining of the health-giving foodstuff containing ethyl esters of fatty acids, namely of linen oil or linen oil and fish oil, by mixing of ingredients, their homogenisation, drying, characterised by that after obtaining liquid protein-carbohydrate matrix, a nutraceutical containing bioactive ethyl esters of acids ala, la or ala, la, dha, epa is introduced into it, followed by carrying out of dispergation of ester phase by mechanical agitation until stable form of emulsion is obtained, which is then treated with two-steps and two-stages pressure homogenisation: in 1st stage—at pressure of at least 20 mpa on the 1st step and 4 mpa at the 2nd step, and in 2nd stage—at pressure of at least 30 mpa on the 1st step and 10 mpa at the 2nd step, whilst homogenisation during the 1st stage is carried out in process coupled with thermal processing of the emulsion, which is then spray dried in atmosphere of temperature 160-190° c.
| Developing device and image forming apparatus|
A developing device includes: a transport/supply member disposed in a transport/supply path, formed along a developing roller, to supply a developer to the developing roller while transporting the developer from one end side toward the other end side; a transport/agitation member disposed in a transport/agitation path, inclined with respect to the transport/supply path, to agitate the developer while transporting the developer from the other end side toward the one end side; a first transport member disposed in a first transport path, connecting between the transport/supply path and the transport/agitation path on the other end side, to transport the developer from the transport/supply path to the transport/agitation path; and a second transport member disposed in a second transport path, connecting between the transport/agitation path and the transport/supply path on the one end side, to transport the developer from the transport/agitation path to the transport/supply path.. .
| Enhanced electrochemical deposition filling|
One embodiment is a method for void-free metallic electrofilling inside openings, said method includes: providing a substrate with at least one opening, the substrate includes an electrically conductive surface, including inside the at least one opening; immersing the substrate in an electrolyte contained in an ecd cell, the ecd cell includes at least one anode and a cathode, the cathode includes at least a portion of the conductive surface, the electrolyte includes plating metallic ions and at least one inhibitor additive, said metallic ions and at least one inhibitor additive having concentrations; providing electrolyte agitation across the substrate surface; and applying electroplating current density to the substrate; wherein the agitation, the concentrations, and the electroplating current density are such to produce void-free metallic electrofilling of the at least one opening, and wherein a height of electrodeposited surface bumps, or transition steps or humps, or transition spikes, is less than 140 nm.. .
| Post fill carbonation with container overpressure limitation|
In at least some embodiments, a carbonated beverage is formed by filling a container with a beverage liquid, adding solid carbon dioxide, sealing the container, and then limiting the development of overpressure within the container. In some embodiments, overpressure within a container may be limited by an adsorber material element.
|Apparatus, method and systems for providing selectable level carbonated water|
An apparatus, method and system configured to produce and provide on-demand, immediate sequential dispensing of varying levels of carbonated water, such as carbonated water having a level of carbonation selected by an end-user, is disclosed. In one aspect, immediate sequential dispensing of varying levels of carbonated water is provided by varying the rate of agitation during a fixed agitation interval.
|Composite microorganism reactor, and apparatus and method for water treatment using the same|
The present invention relates to a composite microorganism reactor, wherein both dephosphorization and denitrification occur in one reactor, and an apparatus and a method for water treatment using the same. The composite microorganism reactor according to the present invention comprises: an inner space for accommodating sewage and waste; a partition wall placed in the inner space to divide the same into an anaerobic region for dephosphorization and an anoxic region for denitrification; a sewage and waste inlet portion placed at the upper portion of the anaerobic region; a sewage and waste outlet portion placed at the upper portion of the anoxic region to discharge sewage and waste outside; a sludge discharge hole placed at the lower portion of the inner space to discharge sludge precipitated in the sewage and waste flowing into the inner space; and a sewage and waste agitation device provided at the anaerobic region to agitate the sewage and waste of the anaerobic region, wherein the sewage and waste flowing into the anaerobic region through the sewage and waste inlet portion pass through the lower end of the partition wall to flow into the anoxic region, and then rise at the anoxic region to be discharged outside through the sewage and waste outlet portion..
|Synthetic field grooming processes and conditioning grooming apparatus|
Disclosed is a synthetic athletic field grooming apparatus configured to be pulled by a vehicle to maintain the synthetic athletic field. The apparatus comprises a frame having a coupling mechanism for mounting the apparatus to the vehicle.
|Makeup brush cleaner and sanitizer|
The present invention generally relates to a makeup brush cleaner and sanitizer. Specifically, embodiments of the present invention relate to an apparatus configured to hold multiple cosmetics or other makeup type brushes in specifically designed retention means such that only the brush tips/bristles of the brushes are subject to the sanitation area of the apparatus.
|Media-agitation type pulverizer|
A media-agitation type pulverizer of the present invention includes: a guide ring installed to radially divide a lower region of a pulverization chamber into an inner section and an annular outer section. A flow of a mixture of a raw material slurry and pulverizing media is formed as a helicoidal flow comprising a secondary flow flowing through a circulation flow path which has an upward flow path and a downward flow path created, respectively, in the outer section and the inner section of the lower region of the pulverization chamber, with respect to the guide ring.
|Process of making antibacterial coating and antibacterial paper with same, and antibacterial paper|
Process for making an antibacterial coating includes the following steps. A solution containing titanium dioxide particles and a dispersant is prepared.
|Method and apparatus for preparing polymer beads of uniform particle size by suspension polymerisation|
Monomer solution and liquid solution immiscible with the monomers in the monomer solution are cocurrently jetted upwardly in a pulsating manner in a reaction vessel. Monomer droplets are allowed to rise up in a controlled and smooth manner under the dynamic forces exerted by differential flow rate and differential pressure between the monomer and liquid solutions and the differential densities between the monomer and liquid solutions without causing coalescence, agglomeration and breakup of the monomer droplets and to stabilize by partial polymerization of the droplets at 50-60° c.
|Systems, devices and methods related to paint recirculation during manufacture of radio-frequency modules|
In applications such as manufacture of shielded radio-frequency modules where costly metallic paint is sprayed to form a conductive layer, it is desirable to reduce the amount of paint being utilized, and to maintain an acceptable level of suspension of paint particles in solution. A closed recirculation system can be configured to provide such desirable features, and can include a reservoir for holding a volume of metallic paint, a spray apparatus for spraying metallic paint received from the reservoir, and a recirculator for recirculating the metallic paint that is not sprayed back to the reservoir.
|Apparatus and method for fluidized bed treatment of materials|
Apparatus and method for treatment of a particulate material employs a conveyor belt for supporting the particulate material for transport and a source of gas for delivery through the conveyor belt to fluidize the particulate material. A gas distribution system is used for controlling the gas flow to create regions of greater and lesser fluidization.
|Production of polyamides by polycondensation|
In a process for producing polyamides by polycondensation of polycondensable polyamide-forming monomers and/or oligomers in reaction mixtures comprising same, which may be water-containing but are free from organic solvents, the polycondensation is effected in an agitated reactor under agitation in a first step in the liquid phase and after a phase change taking place during the process in the same reactor is effected in a subsequent second step in the solid state, wherein the temperature in the reactor is below the melting point of the polyamide in the second step at least.. .
|Rotary slide stainer|
A slide stainer and a method for operating the slide carrier is disclosed. The slide stainer includes a slide carrier that carries one or more laboratory slides; a vessel that is capable of carrying fluid for staining the laboratory slides and that is sized to accommodate the laboratory slides; a slide transporter that moves the slide carrier into and out of the vessel; and a spring loaded pin that engages with a surface of the slide stainer to limit free-fall translation of the slide carrier in an event of a power loss.
|Solvent-free process for obtaining phospholipids and neutral enriched krill oils|
The invention discloses a new solvent-free process for obtaining phospholipids and neutral lipids enriched krill oils containing dha and epa poly-unsaturated fatty acids and astaxanthin. The process includes cooking fresh krill at high temperature—without agitation and or grinding; decanting the cooked krill for obtaining a partial de-fatted and de-watered solid and a liquid; squeezing the obtained solid to obtain a press liquid and a solid fraction; centrifuging the press liquid to obtain the phospholipids enriched krill oil; centrifuging of the decanter liquid obtained to obtain the neutral lipid enriched krill oil and stickwater..
|Image forming apparatus and image forming method|
This invention is to provide a technique of always obtaining a stable output image in image formation using toner. A supplier (1217) supplies toner in a decided toner supply amount.
|Sample processing apparatus and sample processing method|
A sample processing apparatus comprising a controller; an agitating section configured to agitate a sample in a sample tube; and a processing section configured to process the agitated sample, wherein the controller is configured to control the agitating section to agitate a sample in a first type of sample tube under a first agitation condition, and to control the agitating section to agitate a sample in a second type of sample tube, which contains a sample of lower volume than the first type of sample tube, under a second agitation condition different from the first agitation condition.. .
|Method and apparatus for contact refrigeration in cryogenic solid belt freezer|
Methods and apparatus for contact freezing a food product. A conveyor belt or other support may have an active region that supports materials on an outer surface.
|Microfluidic agitator devices and methods for agitation of a fluid|
According to various embodiments, a microfluidic agitator device may be provided. The microfluidic agitator device may include: an air inlet; an air outlet; an elastic diaphragm provided between the air inlet and the air outlet and configured to oscillate if an airflow from the air inlet to the air outlet is provided; and a chamber coupled to the elastic diaphragm..
|Method of processing a bituminous feed using agglomeration in a pipeline|
The present disclosure relates to a method of processing a bituminous feed. The bituminous feed is contacted with an extraction liquor to form a slurry.
|Herbal/plant sifter apparatus and method|
A plant/herb sifting apparatus and method is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a containment unit having at least two levels of a sifting means; the containment unit comprising a primary containment, a secondary containment and a collection base to sift and refine a plant/herb component by a vibrating and agitation means.
|Liquid supply method|
A liquid ejecting apparatus comprising a liquid storage unit that stores a liquid; a tank having a liquid capacity greater than that of the liquid storage unit; a liquid supply unit supplying the liquid in the liquid storage unit to the tank; an agitation device that agitates the liquid accommodated in the tank; and a liquid ejection unit that ejects the liquid from the tank.. .
|Nanostructured titania semiconductor material and its production process|
A nanostructured titania semiconductor material termed tsg-imp having a predetermined crystal size is produced by a sol-gel method by adding a titanium alkoxide to an alcoholic solution, adding an acid to the alcoholic solution, subjecting the acidic solution to agitation under reflux conditions: stabilizing the medium and adding bidistilled water under reflux until gelation; subjecting the gel to aging until complete formation of the titania which is dried and calcined.. .
|Healthcare facility disinfecting system|
A system and process for disinfecting rooms such as health care facility rooms with an oxygen/ozone mixture is described, which is effective to combat “superbugs” such as clostridium difficile (c. Difficile); e.
|Encryption processing device and method|
An encryption processing device includes: a memory configured to store a first secret key and a first agitation value operated with the first secret key; and a processor coupled to the memory and configured to: receive a first random number, generate a second agitation key based on the first secret key and the first agitation value, generate a first encryption information based on the second secret key and the first random number, update the first agitation value stored in the memory, and output the first agitation value and the first encryption information.. .
|Pressing a weld using the friction agitation welding process for better surface adjustment|
A friction agitation welding process for the joining of abutting plate-shaped workpieces consisting of an aluminium alloy, wherein a rotating bobbin tool is moved along a weld between the two plate-shaped workpieces during feed, exerting a first and a second contact pressing force on first and second sides, respectively, and wherein said bobbin tool is subjected to an additional axial force during its movement along the weld to plastically deform the area of the created welding seam such that the welding seam is pressed towards one side of the plate-shaped workpieces while forming a welding seam elevation protruding opposite from the workpiece surface.. .
|Method of processing a bituminous feed using an emulsion|
The present disclosure relates to a method of processing a bituminous feed. The bituminous feed is contacted with a bridging liquid-in-extraction liquor emulsion to form a slurry.
|Obstruction clearing assembly|
An obstruction clearing assembly for clearing an obstruction from a plumbing fixture and the respective pipe. The assembly positions inside the fixture, and is accessible and controlled from outside the fixture by a handle.
|Gravity assisted compost reactor|
A composting system is provided that uses gravity and natural thermal convection to yield a compact, modular, plug-flow compost reactor requiring minimal aeration and agitation energy. The compost reaction takes place in a self-supporting containment unit which is mounted at an angle with respect to its supporting base pad such that minimal external energy is required to mix and transport the composting material during its residence time within the container.
|Developing device and image forming apparatus including the same|
A developing device and an image forming apparatus including the same includes an agitating and conveying unit that receives a developer, and at least one agitating and conveying member to mix and agitate the developer and convey the developer in a developer conveying direction. A developing roller faces a photosensitive drum on which an electrostatic latent image is formed, and attaches the developer to an outer surface of the developing roller.
|Developer storage container and manufacturing method thereof|
In order to achieve an improvement in terms of workability when mounting a developer agitation member and a drive transmission member to a container portion storing developer, there is provided a method of mounting a developer storage container in which, when mounting a developer agitation member to a developer storage portion, a drive transmission member is inserted for connection from an end portion of the developer agitation member, the developer agitation member exhibits a first phase and a second phase. The first phase allows connection of the developer agitation member and the drive transmission member in the insertion path of the drive transmission member, whereas the second phase does not allow connection of the developer agitation member and the drive transmission member in the insertion path of a support member..
|Vortex device for separating cold gas and hot gas|
A vortex type cold and hot gas separating device (100) includes a body (110) having a cylindrical inner wall surface (111), the inner wall surface (111) defining a cylindrical inner chamber (112) having a first end (113) and a second end (114); an intake and agitation fan device (120) attached to the body (110) at the first end (113) which sucks external gas into the cylindrical inner chamber (112) and agitates the external gas to form a first vortex traveling towards the second end (114); a hot gas stream discharge port (130) located at or adjacent to an edge of the second end (114) to discharge a part of gas of the first vortex traveling to the hot gas stream discharge port (130) out of the cylindrical inner chamber (112); a vortex return device (140) located at the second end (114) to return the remaining gas of the first vortex which is not discharged from the hot gas stream discharge port (130), thereby forming a second vortex traveling towards the first end (113) of the cylindrical inner chamber (112) through a cyclone core of the first vortex; and a cold gas stream discharge port (150) located at a radial center of the first end (112) of the cylindrical inner chamber or located adjacent to and around the radial center. A temperature of the gas discharged from the hot gas stream discharge port (130) is higher than a temperature of the gas discharged from the cold gas stream discharge port (150)..
|Image forming apparatus|
An image forming apparatus configured to form an image on a recording medium, includes a developer container configured to store developer, an image bearing member configured to be rotated and on which a latent image is formed, a developer bearing member configured to bear developer and to be rotated to develop the latent image, an agitation member configured to be rotated to agitate the developer stored in the developer container, and a control unit configured to control the rotations of the image bearing member, the developer bearing member, and the agitation member so as to rotate the agitation member while the image bearing member is not rotated.. .
|Automated systems and methods for preparing biological specimens for examination|
The systems and methods disclosed herein permit automated preparation of biological specimens for examination. The disclosed systems and methods provide fast, efficient, and highly uniform specimen processing using minimal quantities of fluids.
|Developer storage body, image forming unit and image forming apparatus|
A developer storage body includes a storage portion for storing a developer, an agitation member for agitating the developer stored in the storage portion, and a swing member that swings in the storage portion by contact with the agitation member. A contact portion is provided at a first end portion of the swing member.
|Reaction apparatus and method using supercritical water or subcritical water|
At least two inlet flow paths for flowing the raw material fluid and the supercritical water or subcritical water into the mixing flow path are provided, along with an agitation blade having a rotating shaft set on a center shaft of the mixing flow path and an agitation blade having a rotating shaft set on a center shaft of the mixing flow path.. .
|Apparatus for fluid processing a workpiece|
A method of fluid processing a semiconductor workpiece, including disposing a workpiece holder with a housing capable of containing a fluid, the workpiece holder retaining the workpiece, providing an agitation system connected to the housing and comprising a member disposed within the housing adjacent the workpiece holder, and agitating the fluid by moving the member substantially parallel to a surface of the workpiece with a non-uniform oscillatory motion, the non-uniform oscillatory motion being a series of substantially continuous geometrically asymmetric oscillations wherein each consecutive oscillation of the series is geometrically asymmetric having at least two substantially continuous opposing strokes wherein reversal positions of each substantially continuous stroke of the substantially continuous asymmetric oscillation are disposed asymmetrically with respect to a center point of each immediately preceding substantially continuous stroke of the oscillation.. .
|Rotary agitation type heat treatment apparatus|
A rotary agitation type heat treatment apparatus includes: a cylindrical member for performing heat treatment on a material to be treated supplied inside the cylindrical member from one end thereof; a rotating unit for rotating the cylindrical member; a heating unit for heating the material supplied inside the cylindrical member; and agitation members arranged in the cylindrical member. Each agitation member has a shaft structure and two or more blades provided on the shaft structure.
|Compositions and methods comprising energy absorbing materials for follicular delivery|
The present invention provides compositions comprising energy (e.g., light) absorbing submicron particles (e.g., nanoparticles comprising a silica core and a gold shell) and methods for delivering such particles via topical application. This delivery is facilitated by application of mechanical agitation (e.g.
|Storage-stable formulation of paracetamol in aqueous solution|
The present invention relates to a method for the production of a formulation that is stable to oxidation and that is based on paracetamol in an aqueous solvent, comprising the steps of (i) dissolving paracetamol in an aqueous solvent comprising an isotonic agent that is sodium chloride and a buffer agent that is sodium citrate, having a temperature between 65° c. And 95° c.
|Compositions and methods comprising energy absorbing compoundfs for follicular delivery|
The present invention provides compositions comprising energy (e.g., light) absorbing submicron particles (e.g., nanoparticles comprising a silica core and a gold shell) and methods for delivering such particles via topical application. This delivery is facilitated by application of mechanical agitation (e.g.
A device for detecting an analyte in a sample, which includes a radiation source adapted to generate electromagnetic radiation; a transducer capable of transducing a change in energy to an electrical signal; at least one tethered reagent on or proximal to the transducer, the tethered reagent having a binding site which is capable of binding the analyte; a chamber for holding the sample in fluid contact with transducer, wherein the chamber is adapted to contain the sample on inversion, partial inversion or agitation of the device; and a detector which is capable of detecting the electrical signal generated by the transducer.. .
An ice agitation system includes an adaptor and an ice agitator. The adaptor includes a disk portion and an auger mounting channel.
|Infrared video tracking for use in projecting onto dynamic water features|
A projection system for projecting a still or video image onto a liquid surface. The system includes an agitation mechanism selectively operable to generate gas bubbles on the liquid surface.
|Integrated ice and beverage dispenser|
An automated ice dispenser (30) decouples the action of agitating ice stored in an ice bin (69) and the action of dispensing the ice and, additionally, uses a controlled action to dispense the ice. Agitation is achieved with a horizontally mounted agitator (91).
|Touch-free medical instrument sanitation station and method thereof|
A cleansing unit for enhanced sanitation compliance and for eradicating a healthcare facility-hosted opportunistic infections, the unit comprising: a hands-free automatic dispenser of disinfectant agent that dispenses such agent either directly on at least one agitation membrane support post having a condom-like mounted textured sheath or directly on the auscultation portion of the stethoscope, said textured sheath designed to provide a frictional agitation of an auscultation portion of a stethoscope to effectively clean and sanitize the stethoscope, and method thereof.. .
|Method for producing alpha-olefin unsaturated dimer|
A method for producing an unsaturated dimer by reacting an α-olefin having 6 to 14 carbon atoms in an agitated vessel, wherein a metallocene-based catalyst is used as a reaction catalyst; and the supply flow rate of hydrogen (vh) to the vessel is 0.2 to 1.2 [(nl/hr) per l of olefin] and the agitation power (pv) is 0.18 kw/m3 or more of the time of reaction.. .
|Device and process for continuous phosgenation|
A continuous process for generation of phosgene from co and cl2 and consumption of the phosgene thus generated in a liquid-phase reaction so as to form organic products p. The process is implemented in two successive reactors r1 and r2, the first reactor r1 being a reactor for catalytic synthesis of phosgene from co and cl2 gas, and the second reactor r2 being a piston reactor, the second reactor r2 being equipped with a mechanical axial agitation device..
|Mixing apparatus for mixing bonding adhesive at die bonder before dispense|
A moveable dispenser assembly including is shown. The dispenser includes a reservoir having bonding adhesive therein including particles and a liquid carrier.
|Low cost backside illuminated cmos image sensor package with high integration|
This invention discloses a backside illuminated image sensor without the need to involve a mechanical grinding process or a chemical-mechanical planarization process in fabrication, and a fabricating method thereof. In one embodiment, an image sensor comprises a semiconductor substrate, a plurality of light sensing elements in the semiconductor substrate, and a cavity formed in the semiconductor substrate.
|Synthesis of highly fluorescent gsh-cdte nanoparticles (quantum dots)|
The invention relates to a method for the synthesis of glutathione-capped cadmium-telluride (gsh-cdte) quantum dots in an aqueous medium, including the steps of: a) preparing a precursor solution of cadmium in a citrate buffer; b) adding glutathione (gsh) to the preceding mixture via strong agitation; c) adding a telluride (potassium or sodium telluride) oxyanion as a telluride donor to the preceding mixture; d) allowing the preceding mixture to react; and e) stopping the reaction by incubation at low temperature.. .
|Substrate cleaning system using stabilized fluid solutions|
A substrate cleaning systems are provided. One system includes a proximity head system for applying a meniscus to a surface of a substrate during a cleaning operation.
|Vacuum cleaner with blower and flexible head for improved particulate removal|
A vacuum cleaner with a flexible head portion and combined suction and blowing mechanism to agitate debris. An external pressured air source is used to provide a source of pressured air for the blowing mechanism.
|Non-invasive reperfusion system by deformation of remote, superficial arteries at a frequency much greater than the pulse rate|
Preferred systems for assisting clearance of an acutely thrombosed artery substantially surrounded by boney external body surfaces which are resistant to deformative displacement relative to the thrombosed artery by the application of external percussive force are described. The method consists of applying targeted, localized, non-invasive, high infrasonic to low sonic frequency vibratory percussion with a serial impact frequency much greater than the pulse rate of a patient being treated, the percussion directed towards a remote, preferably superficial “target vessel” residing palpably close to the skin surface.
|Oral care compositions with improved rheology|
Topical compositions containing from about 40% to about 77% by weight of the composition of a humectant component, said component containing from about 0.25% to about 7% of a structuring humectant selected from polyethylene glycols having an average molecular weight of from about 3,000 to about 8,000, and mixtures thereof; and at least one secondary humectant; the topical composition further comprises abrasive from about 5% to about 35%; from about 0% to about 1.5% of a viscosity modifier; a total solids content of 50% or less; water from about 5% to about 12%; and wherein the structuring humectant is added to the composition in solution with solvent or is added in a controlled manner as a molten material to the composition at a temperature less than about 35° c. And with turbulent mixing or vigorous agitation..
|Process for producing monodisperse polystyrene micro-particles|
A process for producing highly monodisperse polystyrene particles includes steps of mixing water and styrene in a reactor, optionally adding an electrolyte to the mixture, purging the mixture of oxygen, adding a polymerization initiator while agitating and heating the mixture, and maintaining agitation and heating for a time sufficient to achieve a desired yield of monodisperse polystyrene particles having a particle size from 0.25 microns to 2.5 microns and a statistical quality factor greater than 10.. .
|Novel formulations which mitigate agitation-induced aggregation of immunogenic compositions|
The present invention provides novel formulations which mitigate agitation-induced aggregation of immunogenic compositions particularly those having polysaccharide-protein conjugates. Specifically, the novel formulations comprise a poloxamer within a molecular weight range of 1100 to 17,400 which provides significant advantages over previously used surfactants including polysorbate 80.
|Ice agitation and dispensing device and method|
An ice dispensing system includes a rotatable barrel having an opening; an input chute having a first end coupled to an ice making machine and a second end in communication with the opening when the barrel is in a first position; an output chute in communication with the opening when the barrel is in a second position; a containment system positioned around a portion of the body of the barrel; and a drive system coupled to the barrel for rotating the barrel. The opening has a geometry and size that directs the ice and captures a regulated amount of the ice during rotation between the first position and the second position.
|Apparatus and method for detecting gases conveyed by drilling fluids from subterranean wells|
This application describes apparatus and methods for detecting gas content and compositions in drilling fluids while drilling a subterranean well. More specifically, the apparatus includes an agitated drilling fluid trap incorporating an inertial bypass filter and analyzer to rapidly extract and analyze gases liberated from a drilling fluid sample.
|Heparain-bulking agent compositions and methods thereof|
A free-flowing anti-coagulant powder composition, the anti-coagulant composition containing heparin and a bulking agent that is lyophilized or spray dried and ground into a powder. The powdered anti-coagulant composition can be dry filled into syringes and other blood collections systems for rapid dissolution and mixing with collected blood sample without agitation of the container.
|Method for producing high-purity barium chloride with low strontium and high-purity barium chloride with low strontium|
High-purity barium chloride (99.60% or more) is produced having low strontium (lower than 10 ppm) by using barium carbonate or a clear barium chloride filtration and hydrochloric acid mixed under agitation at a maintained temperature and ph. The barium chloride is obtained as liquid phase and then crystallized through further processes..
|Fixative and staining solutions|
The formulations, systems, and methods disclosed herein permit automated preparation of specimens (e.g., biological specimens) for examination. The disclosed formulations, systems, and methods provide fast, efficient, and highly uniform specimen processing using minimal quantities of fluids.
|Electro-depositing metal layers of uniform thickness|
The invention is an apparatus and method for forming highly uniform layers of metal on a substrate by electro-deposition. The substrate is electroplated in a bath composed of a quiescent (i.e., no external agitation) electrolyte solution using an effective constant current density carefully selected to match the chemical composition of the electrolyte..
|Foaming juice compositions|
The present invention relates to a simple foaming juice composition with a viscosity, clarity or color of the original juice. In one aspect, the invention relates to a foaming juice composition of a juice product and a food grade ester alginate in an amount sufficient to generate or produce a layer of foam thereon without the addition of other foaming agents when the juice product is subjected to agitation without also producing a significant change in viscosity, clarity or color of the juice product.
|Foaming tea compositions|
The present invention relates to a simple foaming tea composition with a viscosity, clarity or color of the original tea. In one aspect, the invention relates to a foaming tea composition comprising a tea product, a food grade ester alginate, wherein the addition of ester alginate generates or produces a layer of foam upon the tea product when subjected to agitation without also producing a significant change in viscosity, clarity or color of the tea product.
|Method and purge apparatus for preventing deformation of chamber of gas turbine, and gas turbine providing purge apparatus|
In this method of preventing deformation in a turbine casing of a gas turbine, in a turbine casing 10 there is arranged a buffer tank 30. In this buffer tank 30 there are formed a stagnation part agitation air opening 52 which ejects part of the air from an air compressor 21 as stagnation part agitation air ga2 toward a stagnation part 19 within the turbine casing, and an overall agitation air opening 51 which ejects overall agitation air ga1 for agitating gas held in an upper space within the turbine casing.
|Pretreatment of biomass using thermo mechanical methods before gasification|
An integrated plant generates syngas from biomass, where the integrated plant includes a thermo mechanical pulping (tmp) process, a biomass gasifier, a methanol synthesis process, and a liquid fuel generation process. Biomass is received as a feedstock in the tmp process.
|Process for decomposing lignin in biomass|
A mild inexpensive process for treating lignocellulosic biomass involves oxidative delignification of wood using an aqueous solution prepared by dissolving a catalytic amount of manganese (iii) acetate into water and adding hydrogen peroxide. Within 4 days and without agitation, the solution was used to convert poplar wood sections into a fine powder-like delignified, cellulose rich materials that included individual wood cells..