|| List of recent Concentrator-related patents
| Network architecture for data communication|
This invention relates to a network architecture for data communication between data sources and data destinations via network nodes and at least one data concentrator. According to the invention the nodes (2, 4) are conceived to communicate with a data concentrator (1) in both directions either via a permanently operative network (8) in the multihop mode or via an occasionally operative network (5) in wireless connection with mobile user nodes (6) in the nomadic mode.
| Intelligent field shaping for magnetic speed sensors|
The present disclosure provides for techniques to improve the sensitivity of magnetic sensor systems. One embodiment of a magnetic sensor system includes a magnetic biasing body comprised of a hard magnetic material and including a recess therein.
| Transverse flux electrical machine rotor|
A rotatable transverse flux electrical machine (tfem) comprising a stator portion and a rotor portion operatively disposed inside the stator portion is described therein, the rotor portion comprising a plurality of magnets and concentrators alternatively affixed in a cylindrical arrangement to a non-magnetic magnets-and-concentrators supporting frame, the non-magnetic magnets-and-concentrators supporting frame being operatively secured to an axial shaft concentrically aligned with a rotational axis of the rotor portion.. .
| Method of manufacturing a transverse flux electrical machine rotor|
A method of assembling a rotor portion adapted to be used in a rotatable transverse flux electrical machine (tfem) is presented, the method comprising assembling at least one concentrator to a concentrator-receiving jig, applying bonding material between the concentrator and a magnet-and-concentrator supporting frame, assembling the concentrator-receiving jig to the magnet-and-concentrator supporting frame wherein a radial reference portion of the concentrator-receiving jig is material to set a distance between the concentrator assembled to the concentrator-receiving jig and the magnet-and-concentrator supporting frame, curing the bonding material to secure the concentrators to the magnet-and-concentrator supporting frame, and removing the concentrator-receiving jig without the at least one concentrator that remains secured to the magnet-and-concentrator supporting frame. A tool thereof is also encompassed by the present application..
|Thermal protection system for pressurized gas cylinders in vehicles|
Disclosed is a thermal protection system for a pressurized gas cylinder. The system includes a pressurized gas cylinder 2, a temperature-activated pressure relief device 4 coupled with the pressurized gas cylinder 2, a thermal concentrator 6 integrated with an opening 10 in a vehicle panel 8, the panel being located in proximity to the cylinder; and an opening in the concentrator 6 directed toward the pressure relief device 4.
|Solar concentrator and photoelectric conversion structure|
A solar concentrator and photoelectric conversion structure is described. The solar concentrator and photoelectric conversion structure includes a glass concentrator and at least one photoelectric conversion layer.
|Ion mobility spectrometer which controls carrier gas flow to improve detection|
Ims apparatus has an inlet with a preconcentrator opening into a reaction region where analyte molecules are ionized and passed via a shutter to a drift region for collection and analysis. A pump and filter arrangement supplies a flushing flow of clean gas to the housing in opposition to ion flow.
|Lighting apparatus for measuring the position of a mobile terminal, and position measuring system using same|
A lighting apparatus for measuring the position of a mobile terminal is disclosed. The disclosed lighting apparatus may be a lighting apparatus for measuring the position of a mobile terminal by way of visible light communication.
|Hand-held micro-liposuction adipose harvester, processor, and cell concentrator|
Devices and methods are provided for aspirating adipose tissue with a portable device. This device may include a processing chamber, a cannula, a vacuum source, a filter or screen for separating connective tissue strands from adipose tissue, a digestion area, and a product cell concentration chamber..
|Communication systems for patient support apparatuses|
A patient support apparatus, such as a bed, cot, stretcher, or the like, uses the ability to communicate with a device via near field communication to determine that the device is physically proximate the support apparatus. The support apparatus uses this determination to associate itself with the device.
|Opposing row linear concentrator architecture|
A solar concentrator assembly is disclosed. The solar concentrator assembly comprises a first reflective device having a first reflective front side and a first rear side, a second reflective device having a second reflective front side and a second rear side, the second reflective device positioned such that the first reflective front side faces the second rear side, and a support assembly coupled to and supporting the first and second reflective devices, the second reflective device positioned to be vertically offset from the first reflective device..
|Method for parallel meter-reading between concentrator and electricity meters|
A parallel meter-reading method between a concentrator and electricity meters includes determining a phase of electric power supplied from a concentrator to the electricity meters, generating a reference signal synchronized with electric power determined for each phase, generating a request signal synchronized with the 3 phases electric power determined and transmitting the generated request signal to an electricity meter modem, receiving the request signal, determining a phase of electric power supplied to the electricity meter according to the request signal, generating a response signal synchronized with the determined phase and transmitting the generated response signal to the concentrator modem, and receiving the response signal of the electricity meter modem with respect to the request signal, and determining whether or not the response signal is synchronized with the reference signal to determine the phase of electric power supplied to the electricity meter.. .
|Liquid to liquid biological particle concentrator with disposable fluid path|
Highly efficient and rapid filtration-based concentration devices, systems and methods are disclosed with sample fluidic lines and a filter packaged in a disposable tip which concentrate biological particles that are suspended in liquid from a dilute feed suspension. A sample concentrate or retentate suspension is retained while eliminating the separated fluid in a separate flow stream.
|Power line communication network and discovery process|
An apparatus for a power line communication network includes a power line transmitter/receiver, a processor coupled to the power line transmitter/receiver, and memory accessible to the processor. The processor is configured to store a routing table in the memory for routing packets in an upward direction towards a data concentrator (dc).
|Device for concentrating solar radiation in an absorber|
A device (1) for concentrating solar radiation in an absorber (2), an anchoring frame (8) and an inflatable concentrator pad (3), which has a light-transmissive entry window (4) for coupling in the solar radiation and a reflector film (5) subdividing the concentrator pad (3) into at least two cavities (6, 7), wherein the reflector film (5) is designed to concentrate the solar radiation in the absorber (2) which is arranged in the cavity (6) of the concentrator pad (3), and with an anchoring frame (8), arranged outside of the concentrator pad (3), for anchoring the concentrator pad (3), wherein the absorber (2) is attached to the anchoring frame (8) by means of an absorber mount (15) and the concentrator pad (3) has at least one attachment opening (26) for the absorber mount (15) to pass through.. .
|Method and apparatus for measuring the reflection properties of a reflector|
The invention comprises a method and a device for measuring a reflector for radiation during the operation thereof, in which to determine the current reflection properties of the reflector in a number of at least one measurement points provided in the path of the radiation reflected by the reflector, the pattern of predetermined characteristics of the currently reflected radiation is measured and compared with a predetermined reference pattern, wherein the current geometrical properties of the reflector are inferred from the comparison and in the event of undesired geometrical properties, appropriate operational parameters of the reflector are modified. This method is preferably applied in trough collectors for solar power plants, in order to measure flexible concentrators arranged in a pressure cell, during their operation..
|Position measurement using flux modulation and angle sensing|
Systems and methods for determining a position of a movable component. One system includes a controllable source of varying magnetic flux.
|Cooling system for high performance solar concentrators|
Techniques for cooling concentrating solar collector systems are provided. In one aspect, an apparatus for cooling a photovoltaic cell includes a heat exchanger having a metal plate with a bend therein that positions a first surface of the metal plate at an angle of from about 100 degrees to about 150 degrees relative to a second surface of the metal plate, and a plurality of fins attached to a side of the metal plate opposite the first surface and the second surface; a vapor chamber extending along the first surface and the second surface of the metal plate, crossing the bend; and a cladding material between the vapor chamber and the heat exchanger, wherein the cladding material is configured to thermally couple the vapor chamber to the heat exchanger.
|Interposer connector for high power solar concentrators|
In one aspect, an interposer assembly for housing a photovoltaic device includes a frame, formed from an electrically insulating material, having a center opening with a shape/size complementary to a shape/size of the photovoltaic device thus permitting the photovoltaic device to fit within the center opening in the frame when the photovoltaic device is housed in the assembly; a beam shield on the frame having a cup-shaped inner cavity to aid in routing of light to the photovoltaic device, wherein a side of the beam shield facing the frame has one or more recesses present therein; and one or more interposer connectors positioned between the frame and the beam shield such that the interposer connectors fit within the recesses in the beam shield, and wherein a portion of each of the interposer connectors extends into the center opening of the frame.. .
|Lead frame package for solar concentrators|
Techniques for providing high-capacity, re-workable connections in concentrated photovoltaic devices are provided. In one aspect, a lead frame package for a photovoltaic device is provided that includes a beam shield; and one or more lead frame connectors affixed to the beam shield, wherein the lead frame connectors are configured to provide connection to the photovoltaic device when the photovoltaic device is assembled to the lead frame package.
|Polymeric solar concentrator and solar thermal device incorporating same|
Polymeric sheets suitable for use as solar concentrators in solar thermal devices are provided. Also provided are solar thermal devices incorporating the polymeric sheets.
|Concentrating solar power with glasshouses|
A protective transparent enclosure, such as a greenhouse, encloses a concentrated solar power system having line-focus solar energy concentrators. The line-focus solar energy concentrators have a reflective front layer, a core layer, and a rear layer.
|Method for harvesting microalgae and device for implementing said method|
Method for harvesting microalgae in a culture medium, includes passing the medium through a set of consecutive concentrators; each including a passive filtering unit separating the inner space of the concentrator into an upper and lower volume; the upper volume having an inlet (16) and an outlet (18) arranged at a lower position with respect to the inlet for extracting a more concentrated culture medium from the upper volume; the lower volume having an outlet (32) for extracting a liquid from the lower volume; the inlet (16) of a downstream concentrator being connected to the outlet (18) of the upper volume of the upstream concentrator; and harvesting a concentrated culture medium at the outlet (18) of the upper volume of a concentrator. Preferably, the inlet of the upper volume of an upstream concentrator is located at a greater height than the inlet of the upper volume of the downstream concentrator..
An arrangement for monitoring a submarine reservoir comprises a number of sensor units located in an array (1) on the seabed, and an interrogator unit for obtaining data on the reservoir from the sensor units. The interrogator unit comprises a transmitter unit (20) for sending optical signals to the sensor array and a receiver unit for receiving modulated optical signals from the array.
|Concentrator-type photovoltaic receiver having homogenizer with fixing structure|
The present invention relates to a concentrator-type photovoltaic receiver having homogenizer with fixing structure. The resent invention improves the structure of the homogenizer, which comprises a homogenizing part providing homogenizing function and a supporting part providing supporting and fixing function.
|Method of manufacturing reflectors for a solar concentrator apparatus|
Glass reflectors for concentrating sunlight in a solar energy system are disclosed. A concave mold is used to shape the glass reflectors in which the surface of the mold that contacts the float glass has a grooved surface profile comprising a plurality of cusps.
A hair treatment device has a body and a blower supported by the body from which air is blown. A concentrator separately connected to the body or integral with the body comprises at least one gas flow conduit in gas flow communication with the blower.
|Systems and methods for salvaging red blood cells for autotransfusion|
Systems and methods for salvaging blood cells from an absorbent material are disclosed. In one exemplary aspect, such as system includes a rotatable basin having perforations to allow rinse solution from a stationary basin to reversibly flow therethrough to wash the blood cells from the absorbent material, thereby forming an effluent solution.
|Concentrator solar receiver with improved homogenizer|
A concentrator solar receiver with an improved homogenizer is revealed. A homogenizer used in a concentrator solar module is improved.
|Surface mountable solar receiver with integrated through substrate interconnect and optical element cradle|
A concentrator-type photovoltaic (cpv) device includes a solar cell comprising a substrate including a light receiving surface and a mounting surface opposite the light receiving surface. A conductive through-substrate interconnect having insulated sidewalls extends through the substrate from the mounting surface to the light receiving surface to provide an electrical connection to a conductive terminal on the light receiving surface.
|Fabrication of interconnected thin-film concentrator cells using shadow masks|
A method for fabricating thin film solar cells for a concentrated photovoltaic system uses three shadow masks. The first mask, used to deposit a back contact layer, has multiple horizontal and vertical lines defining columns and rows of cells, and multiple tabs each located in a cell along a center of a vertical border.
|Compact wastewater concentrator using waste heat|
A compact and portable liquid concentrator includes a gas inlet, a gas exit and a flow corridor connecting the gas inlet and the gas exit, wherein the flow corridor includes a narrowed portion that accelerates the gas through the flow corridor. A liquid inlet injects liquid into the gas stream at a point prior to the narrowed portion so that the gas-liquid mixture is thoroughly mixed within the flow corridor, causing a portion of the liquid to be evaporated.
|Low-cost thin-film concentrator solar cells|
A low cost concentrating photovoltaic system includes a condenser system having refractive or reflective optics and a photovoltaic module having one or more thin film solar cells. The thin film solar cells may be a-si, cdte, cu(inga)se2, organic solar cell or dye sensitized solar cells.
|Concentrator photovoltaic system with tracking motor bearing support|
A drive apparatus for a concentrator photovoltaic array including a gearbox case, a motor body housed within the gearbox case and a motor shaft coupled to and extending though a motor bearing of the motor body and having an axis of rotation. A front shaft mount bearing is coupled to one distal end of the motor shaft and a rear shaft mount bearing coupled to the other distal end of the motor shaft, and the front and rear shaft mount bearings are constrained by the gearbox case.
|Multi mode low temperature plasma sterilizer|
In a low temperature hydrogen peroxide gas plasma sterilizer, the accurate control of concentration of the hydrogen peroxide sterilant is an important factor in determining reliability and sterilization efficacy of the sterilization process. The present application describes sterilizers, and sterilization methods, which use a novel injector-concentrator arrangement which allows accurate concentration of the sterilant performed concurrently with the sterilization process.
|Rotatable transverse flux electrical machine|
The invention concerns a rotatable transverse flux electrical machine (tfem) comprising a stator portion; and a rotor portion rotatably located in respect with the stator portion, the rotor portion including an alternate sequence of magnets and concentrators radially disposed about a rotation axis thereof; the stator portion including at least one phase, the at least one phase including a plurality of cores cooperating with a coil disposed about the rotation axis, each core including a skewed pair of poles to progressively electromagnetically engage an electromagnetic field of respective cooperating concentrators. The invention is also concerned with a plurality of elements located in desired positions in the tfem and also with a linear tfem..
|Windmill comprising a transverse flux electrical machine|
The invention concerns a windmill including a rotatable transverse flux electrical machine (tfem) comprising a stator portion; and a rotor portion rotatably located in respect with the stator portion, the rotor portion including an alternate sequence of magnets and concentrators radially disposed about a rotation axis thereof; the stator portion including at least one phase, the at least one phase including a plurality of cores cooperating with a coil disposed about the rotation axis, each core including a skewed pair of poles to progressively electromagnetically engage an electromagnetic field of respective cooperating concentrators. The invention is also concerned with a plurality of elements located in desired positions in the tfem..
|Linear transverse flux electrical machine|
The invention concerns a linear transverse flux electrical machine (tfem) comprising a fixed portion; and a movable portion located in respect with the fixed portion, the movable portion including an alternate sequence of magnets and concentrators longitudinally disposed about a longitudinal axis thereof; the fixed portion including at least one phase, the at least one phase including a plurality of cores cooperating with a coil disposed about the longitudinal axis, each core including a skewed pair of poles to progressively electromagnetically engage an electromagnetic field of respective cooperating concentrators. The invention is also concerned with a plurality of elements located in desired positions in the tfem and also with a rotatable tfem..
|Surface-mountable lens cradles and interconnection structures for concentrator-type photovoltaic devices|
A concentrator-type photovoltaic (cpv) receiver includes a solar cell on a substrate. The solar cell includes a light receiving surface having a conductive terminal thereon.
|Photovoltaic concentrator receiver and its use|
The present invention relates to a photovoltaic (pv) concentrator receiver for concentrated illumination which comprises a substrate with at least one solar cell, wherein on the front surface of the substrate and the at least one solar cell an encapsulation material and a cover plate are disposed. The edges of the receiver are protected by a frame.
|Optical concentrators and splitters|
Apparatus and methods are provided for use with solar energy. An optical concentrator and splitter (ocs) includes a non-planar bottom surface having symmetrical halves, each half defined by an off-axis section of a parabola.
|Method of producing a solar concentrator|
A method for producing a solar concentrator, the method comprising providing an upper mold, adapted for molding a light exit face, providing a bottom mold, adapted for molding a light entry face, and blank molding the transparent material between the upper mold and the bottom mold to form a solar concentrator comprising a light entry face and a light exit face.. .
|Low frequency ultrasound surgical systems for the treatment of soft tissues|
Devices, systems and methods using low frequency ultrasound to emulsify, disintegrate, cut and/or coagulate tissue in a narrow space such as the nasal passages and paranasal sinuses. The devices may comprise a low frequency generator, a functionally active handle, an ultrasound emitter, a concentrator, a waveguide and distal functional tips.
|Multi-element packaging of concentrator photovoltaic cells|
A photovoltaic structure includes, from bottom to top, a conductive substrate, at least one electrical isolation layer, and a patterned conductive material layer. The patterned conductive material layer includes at least one solar concentrator receiver plate configured to mount a photovoltaic concentrator cells and at least one metallic wiring structure.
|Solar thermodynamic machine power generation technology|
A solar thermodynamic machine power generation method can use the radiant energy of the solar concentrator, and directly convert the internal energy of the working medium molecule with cyclic phase transformation at low boiling point into electric energy for achieving the fuel-free large-scale electric power production. It has the characteristics of long-term continuous operation, green environmental protection, safety and reliability and low cost, and has a great application and social economic value.
|Skylight with improved low angle light capture|
A skylight with a light transmission passage bounded by reflective surface. Centrally facing, curved mirror reflective surfaces are positioned on opposite sides of the passage.
|Input device configuration having capacitive and pressure sensors|
Input device configurations are described. In one or more implementations, an input device includes a sensor substrate having one or more conductors and a flexible contact layer spaced apart from the sensor substrate.
|Solar cell arrays for concentrator photovoltaic modules|
The present invention relates to a solar cell array configuration comprising a plurality of solar cells provided on at least one substrate, a plurality of contact pads, one contact pad for each of the plurality of solar cells, provided on the at least one substrate, electrical wiring connecting each of the plurality of solar cells with a corresponding one of the plurality of contact pads and a diode electrically connected with at least two of the plurality of solar cells.. .
|Input device sensor configuration|
Input device configurations are described. In one or more implementations, an input device includes a sensor substrate having one or more conductors and a flexible contact layer spaced apart from the sensor substrate.
|Organ transporter with oxygen generation|
An apparatus for perfusing an organ or tissue includes a perfusion circuit for perfusing the organ or tissue; an oxygenator for oxygenating perfusate that circulates through the perfusion circuit; and an oxygen supply device such as an oxygen concentrator or an oxygen generator configured to supply oxygen to the oxygenator. A method of perfusing an organ or tissue includes producing oxygen from a device such as an oxygen concentrator and an oxygen generator; supplying the produced oxygen, preferably as the oxygen is produced, to a perfusate to oxygenate the perfusate; and perfusing the organ or tissue with the oxygenated perfusate.
A liquid concentrator having an evaporator assembly and a cyclonic separator includes features designed to improve the performance of the liquid concentrator. A settling chamber is separated from a sump of the cyclonic separator.
|Oxygen concentrator having structural sieve beds|
Embodiments of oxygen concentrators having a sieve bed that includes a vessel filled with a separation medium are disclosed. The sieve bed vessel at least partially supports one chassis component of the oxygen concentrator with respect to another chassis component.
|Oral/nasal cannula manifold|
An oral/nasal cannula manifold gas sampling and oxygen delivering manifold for sampling exhaled breath of a subject and delivering supplemental oxygen, the cannula including a main body portion having a suction port which is connected with a collection tube to a suction device for sampling the exhaled breath of the subject. A nasal prong upwardly protrudes from the main body portion and is positioned for insertion into a nostril of the subject to collect nasally exhaled breath.
|Reflector system for concentrating solar systems|
A solar concentrator assembly is disclosed. The solar concentrator assembly comprises a first reflective member, a second reflective member, a photovoltaic receiver comprising at least one photovoltaic solar cell unit, and a support structure coupled to the first and second reflective members and the photovoltaic receiver.
|Dual hybrid fluid heating apparatus and methods of assembly and operation|
A dual hybrid heating apparatus, method of assembly and operation to pre-heat vaporizable fluid by free heat sources—waste heat from heat recovery units and insolation. The pre-heated vaporizable fluid is routed to where a parabolic dish solar concentrator vaporizes it to turn a blade of a turbine generator to generate electricity.
|Device for centrifugation and further processing of tissue aspirates in closed system|
The device enables to put the patients own bone marrow derived stem cells on a lyophilized bone allograft covered by human albumin, after a short separation by centrifugation. The cell concentrator comprises a closed housing (1, 2) for receiving a syringe (7) for holding tissue aspirates and a container (12) below said syringe (7) for receiving the concentrate received by centrifugation; means for clamping the syringe within said housing (1, 2); means for releasable locking the plunger (6) of the syringe (7) and means for pushing the plunger (6) of the syringe (7) along a predetermined length, to introduce at least a part of the concentrate into said container (12).
|Visibly transparent, luminescent solar concentrator|
A visibly transparent luminescent solar concentrator (lsc) is disclosed. The lsc includes a transparent substrate having at least one edge surface.