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 Multi-unit space-efficient light-concentrating lens assembly patent thumbnailnew patent Multi-unit space-efficient light-concentrating lens assembly
A light-concentrating lens assembly for a solar energy system, the assembly comprising a primary off-axis quarter-section parabolic reflector for reflecting incident light, a secondary off-axis quarter-section parabolic reflector for receiving light reflected from the primary off-axis quarter-section parabolic reflector, a compound paraboloid concentrator (cpc) for receiving light reflected from the secondary off-axis quarter-section parabolic reflector and a housing for holding the primary and secondary off-axis parabolic reflectors as well as the cpc.. .
1930106 Ontario Limited


 Magnetic field sensing apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Magnetic field sensing apparatus
A magnetic field sensing apparatus including a magnetic flux concentrator and a plurality of magnetoresistance units is provided. The magnetic flux concentrator has a top surface, a bottom surface opposite to the top surface, and a plurality of side surfaces connecting the top surface and the bottom surface.
Isentek Inc.


 Wall-mounted sun tracking and light guiding apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Wall-mounted sun tracking and light guiding apparatus
The present invention relates to a flat wall-mounted sun-tracking and light-guiding device with built-in sensors, which comprises a sun-tracking and light-guiding member, a sun-tracking controller, a light concentrator, and a switchable light emitter. The sun-tracking and light-guiding member owns the function of tracking the sun and is coupled to the sun-tracking controller.
Institute Of Nuclear Energy Research, Atomic Energy Council, Executive Yuan, R.o.c.


 Turbine engine, components, and methods of cooling same patent thumbnailTurbine engine, components, and methods of cooling same
A centrifugal separator for removing particles from a fluid stream includes an angular velocity increaser configured to increase the angular velocity of a fluid stream, a flow splitter configured to split the fluid stream to form a concentrated-particle stream and a reduced-particle stream, and an exit conduit configured to receive the reduced-particle stream. An inducer assembly for a turbine engine includes an inducer with a flow passage having an inducer inlet and an inducer outlet in fluid communication with a turbine section of the engine, and a particle separator, which includes a particle concentrator that receives a compressed stream from a compressor section of the engine and a flow splitter.
General Electric Company


 Solar concentrator comprising flat mirrors oriented north-south and a cylindrical-parabolic secondary mirror having a central absorber patent thumbnailSolar concentrator comprising flat mirrors oriented north-south and a cylindrical-parabolic secondary mirror having a central absorber
The invention relates to a solar power concentrator (csp) formed by a series of long flat (fresnel-type) mirrors oriented in a north-south direction, each mirror having a single east-west axis of rotation, tracking the height of the sun. Together the mirrors reflect the light throughout the day towards a single cylindrical-parabolic mirror which concentrates the solar radiation onto a small area close to the focal line of the parabola on which an absorber is located that heats fluids and/or generates electricity..

 Wafer-integrated, ultra-low profile concentrated photovoltaics (cpv) for space applications patent thumbnailWafer-integrated, ultra-low profile concentrated photovoltaics (cpv) for space applications
A concentrator-type photovoltaic module includes a plurality of photovoltaic cells having respective surface areas of less than about 4 square millimeters (mm) electrically interconnected in series and/or parallel on a backplane surface, and an array of concentrating optical elements having respective aperture dimensions of less than about 30 mm and respective focal lengths of less than about 50 mm. The array of concentrating optical elements is positioned over the photovoltaic cells based on the respective focal lengths to concentrate incident light on the photovoltaic cells, and is integrated on the backplane surface by at least one spacer structure on the backplane surface.
Semprius, Inc.


 Using a multicast address as a tunnel remote gateway address in a layer 2 tunneling protocol access concentrator patent thumbnailUsing a multicast address as a tunnel remote gateway address in a layer 2 tunneling protocol access concentrator
A layer 2 tunneling protocol access concentrator (lac) may receive an indication to set up a layer 2 tunneling protocol (l2tp) tunnel. The lac may determine, based on the indication, a multicast address associated with initiating setup of the l2tp tunnel.
Juniper Networks, Inc.


 Oxygen concentrator systems and methods patent thumbnailOxygen concentrator systems and methods
Described herein are various embodiments of an oxygen concentrator system. In some embodiments, oxygen concentrator system includes one or more components that improve energy usage during operation of the oxygen concentrator system..
Inova Labs, Inc. A Delaware Company


 Concentrator patent thumbnailConcentrator
According to one embodiment, a concentrator, which has a first surface on which a measuring device, which measures an amount of electric power consumption, is arranged includes a housing, a communication module, a wireless communication module, a control module, a first antenna, and a second antenna. The housing includes a first sidewall and a second sidewall which are opposed in a first direction orthogonal to a direction of arrangement of the measuring device and the concentrator.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


 Epitaxial lift-off processed gaas thin-film solar cells integrated with non-tracking mini-compound parabolic concentrators patent thumbnailEpitaxial lift-off processed gaas thin-film solar cells integrated with non-tracking mini-compound parabolic concentrators
There is disclosed a method of preparing a photovoltaic device. In particular, the method comprises making thin-film gaas solar cells integrated with low-cost, thermoformed, lightweight and wide acceptance angle mini-cpcs.
The Regents Of The University Of Michigan


Solar module employing quantum luminescent lateral transfer concentrator

A solar concentrator module (80) employs a luminescent concentrator material (82) between photovoltaic cells (86) having their charge-carrier separation junctions (90) parallel to front surfaces (88) of photovoltaic material 84 of the photovoltaic cells (86). Intercell areas (78) covered by the luminescent concentrator material (82) occupy from 2 to 50% of the total surface area of the solar concentrator modules (80).
Pacific Light Technologies Corp.

Sample collection in compact mass spectrometry systems

Mass spectrometry systems include a core featuring an ion source, an ion trap, and an ion detector connected along a gas path, a pressure regulation subsystem connected to the gas path and configured to regulate a gas pressure in the gas path, a sample pre-concentrator connected to the gas path, where the sample pre-concentrator includes an adsorbent material, and a controller connected to the sample pre-concentrator, where during operation of the system, the controller is configured to heat sample particles adsorbed on the adsorbent material to desorb the particles from the adsorbent material and introduce the desorbed particles into the gas path, and a pressure difference between a gas pressure in the sample pre-concentrator and a gas pressure in at least one of the ion source, the ion trap, and the ion detector when the desorbed particles are introduced into the gas path is 50 mtorr or less.. .
908 Devices Inc.

Module with integral sensor

A module includes a concentrator with a gap and a central opening, a sensor secured in a gap in the concentrator and a power conduit extending through the central opening. Conductors extend from the sensor to provide results from the sensor.
Molex, Llc `

Bipolar plate with force concentrator pattern

Embodiments of present disclosure are directed to a bipolar plate assembly. The bipolar plate assembly has a frame and a base.
Nuvera Fuel Cells, Llc

Intake manifold with impact stress concentrator

An intake manifold is provided. That intake manifold includes a body having at least one runner and an impact stress concentrator projecting outwardly from the at least one runner..
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Methods for diagnosing infectious diseases using adsorption media

The present invention provides an in vitro method for concentrating infectious pathogens found in a biological sample obtained from an individual who is suspected of being infected with the pathogens. Provided herein is also an in vitro method for reducing or eliminating blood cells from a sample obtained from an individual suspected to being infected with an infectious pathogen.
Exthera Medical Corporation

Upgrated flight management system for autopilot control and providing the same

A preexisting fms system may be upgraded to increase its functionality by optimizing the control of autopilot and auto-throttle functions and replacing other preexisting components with different components for enhancing the functionality of the fms system. The preexisting iru, cadc, dme receiver and dfgc in the upgraded fms system are in communication with the legacy afmc but, instead of employing the legacy efis, the efis is replaced by a data concentrator unit as well as the display control panel and integrated flat panel display, and a gps receiver.
Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc.

Power and data distribution module and power and data distribution in an airborne vehicle

A power and data distribution module includes a plurality of first power supply interfaces, configured to be connected to a plurality of power supply lines, a data bus interface configured to be connected to a data bus, a plurality of power output interfaces, configured to be connected to an electrical load and to supply electrical power from a first power supply interfaces to the connected electrical loads, a plurality of voltage distribution modules coupled between the first power supply interfaces and the power output interfaces and configured to provide ac or dc voltage via the power output interfaces, a load shedding module configured to receive load shedding information via data communication over one or more power supply lines, and a data concentrator configured to receive redundant load shedding information via data communication over the data bus and to transmit the redundant load shedding information to the load shedding module.. .
Airbus Operations Gmbh

Concentrator photovoltaic cells bonded to flat-plate solar cells for direct and off-axis light collection

Systems, methods, and apparatus for light collection and conversion to electricity are disclosed herein. The disclosed method involves receiving, by at least one concentrating element (e.g., a lens), light from at least one light source, where the light comprises direct light and diffuse light.
The Boeing Company

Hybrid infrastructure provisioning framework tethering remote datacenters

Techniques are disclosed for deploying and maintaining appliances in a hybrid cloud computing system which includes an on-premise data center and a public cloud computing system configured to provide a common platform for managing and executing virtual workloads. Appliances to be deployed may include those required (or useful) for hybrid operations, including a cloud gateway appliance, a wide area network (wan) optimizer, a layer 2 (l2) concentrator, and a mobility agent that handles virtual machine (vm) migration traffic.
Vmware, Inc.

High flow therapy with built-in oxygen concentrator

Apparatus and methods for delivering a heated and humidified mixture of oxygen and air are provided. The apparatus includes an air compressor and oxygen concentrator enclosed in the housing of a vapor transfer system.
Vapotherm, Inc.

Bidirectional wireless data transmission method

In a bidirectional wireless data transmission system meter transmitters and concentrators communicate in wireless uplink and downlink connections. In order to be able to receive measured value data messages more reliably from the meter transmitters, the quality of wireless uplink connections which can be better received is reduced.
Diehl Metering Systems Gmbh

Dual-stage parabolic concentrator

An improvised solar concentrator and absorber/receiver subsystem using a dual-stage parabolic concentrator for concentrating solar power (csp) (thermal) system comprises of two parabolic mirrored reflectors wherein their apertures face each other with their focal point/line and axes coincides with each other, a plurality of absorber tubes/cavities placed on the non-reflecting side of the primary and/or secondary reflectors to carry heat transfer fluid, combined with relevant mechanisms to prevent/minimize thermal loss, mounted on a sun tracking mechanism. For concentrating photovoltaic (cpv) and concentrating hybrid thermo-photovoltaic (chtpv) systems, all or a portion of the reflectors' reflecting and/or exterior surfaces would be covered or substituted with suitable photovoltaic panels..

Sample concentration devices

The present disclosure relates to a concentrator for concentrating, purifying or otherwise isolating one or more target analytes in a fluid matrix, and related methods, using self-wicking materials, such as monoliths. The present disclosure can be used as a point-of need sample preparation device.
Monolythix, Inc.

Sample concentration devices

The present disclosure relates to a concentrator for concentrating, purifying or otherwise isolating one or more target analytes in a fluid matrix, and related methods, using self-wicking materials, such as monoliths. The present disclosure can be used as a point-of need sample preparation device.
Monolythix, Inc.

Lightweight structures for enhancing the thermal emissivity of surfaces

Systems and methods in accordance with various embodiments of the invention implement textured metasurfaces that can provide for enhanced thermal emissivity. In one embodiment, a lightweight solar power generator includes: at least one photovoltaic cell including a photovoltaic material; at least one concentrator, configured to focus incident solar radiation onto the photovoltaic material; and at least one textured metasurface characterized by its inclusion of a plurality of microstructures, each having a characteristic lateral dimension of between approximately 1 μm and approximately 100 μm patterned thereon; where the at least one textured metasurface is disposed such that it is in thermal communication with at least some portion of the lightweight solar power generator that generates heat during the normal operation of the lightweight solar power generator, and is thereby configured to dissipate heat generated by the at least some portion..
California Institute Of Technology

Solar receiver and process

The invention relates to apparatus utilized for concentrating and converting solar energy. In a first preferred embodiment, the disclosed solar concentrator is utilized in conjunction with a solar-energy conversion device located within the volume of the concentrator, and, in the first preferred embodiment, is a solar-thermal receiver module utilizing absorbing media wherein absorption occurs both in a liquid media and by means of a photovoltaic array..

Compactable power generation arrays

Compactable power generation arrays are provided. The compactable power generation arrays may include a structural substrate body having an array of solar concentrators configured to receive and re-direct solar radiation onto a plurality of photovoltaic (pv) cells.
California Institute Of Technology

Solar receiver and energy conversion apparatus

The disclosed invention relates to solar-thermal receiver tubes for heating high-temperature fluids such as molten salts and oils, such as those used in conjunction with trough reflectors or concentric concentrators. The disclosed invention utilizes fused silica receiver tube assemblies that provide optical absorption by way of optically-absorbing media that is imbedded within the thermal transfer fluid, preferably comprising inorganic “dyes” that comprise pulverized thin film coatings or dissolved materials that are specifically designed for maximizing optical absorption.

Hydraulic pumping system with detection of fluid in gas volume

A pumping method can include displacing a rod string with pressure applied to an actuator by a pressure source including an accumulator and a separate gas volume in communication with the accumulator. A sensor indicates whether a fluid is in the gas volume.
Amfields, Lp

Fail safe flushing bioreactor for selenium water treatment

A biological reactor system treats concentrated contaminated water with a combination of upflow and downflow bioreactors that are downstream from a reverse osmosis or other concentrator. The system may have a fail safe configuration where flush water may be introduced to the reactors in the event of a power failure or when taking the reactors offline.
Frontier Patent Holdco, Llc

Device for capturing and concentrating volatile organic compounds

A device for capturing and concentrating volatile organic compounds (vocs) in a sample of breath air. The device includes an intake for accepting an air sample; a disposable mouth piece; a sensor array for measuring physical parameters of the air sample; an exhaled air sampler for capturing a pre-determined volume of air; a concentrator for concentrating vocs in the air sample; and an ionic liquid collector, the latter of which may be removed from the device.
Elemental Sensor Llc

Flexible printed circuit, and concentrator photovoltaic module and concentrator photovoltaic panel using same

Provided is a flexible printed circuit including: a film-shaped insulating base material having flexibility and having a withstand voltage value of at least 2000 v; and an electric conductor layer formed on the insulating base material and forming a circuit pattern, wherein with respect to the insulating base material, a principal component thereof is a polyimide and a filler content thereof is 0%. Thus, a flexible printed circuit can be obtained that has an insulating base material which suppresses decrease in withstand voltage performance even in a high humidity environment..
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

System and process for pulping wood

Wood pulping process including pulping wood to produce a pulping effluent or liquor. Pre-concentrating the liquor in a pre-concentration unit produces concentrated liquor, a contaminated condensate and a non-contaminated condensate.
Veolia Water Technologies, Inc.

Air disinfection method and a device for implementation thereof

The invention relates to methods for air disinfection of microorganisms and biological agents by the method of their inactivation by electrostatic fields and filtering by the method of electrostatic precipitation. The method comprises the steps of creating a flow (a) of air to be disinfected; subjecting said flow to constant with electrostatic fields alternating in direction of intensity vector, said electrostatic fields being sequentially arranged along the flow, and created by transversely spaced air permeable electrodes (1); and filtering the treated flow with an electrostatic filter.

Light collection from dnv sensors

Methods and configurations are disclosed for an efficient collection of fluorescence emitted by the nitrogen vacancies of a diamond of a dnv sensor. Some implementations may include a diamond having a nitrogen vacancy and a reflector positioned about the diamond to reflect a portion of light emitted from the diamond.
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Input device sensor configuration

Input device configurations are described. In implementations, an input device includes a sensor substrate having a capacitive sensor to detect proximity of an object that contacts the input device.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Functionalized triptycene polymers and their uses

Embodiments described herein relate to compositions including iptycene-based structures. Some embodiments provide compositions including polymers having a backbone comprising an iptycene-based compound.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

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.

Method for operating a linear concentrator solar power plant, and linear concentrator solar power plant

The invention relates to a method for operating a linearly concentrating solar power plant (1), in which a heat transfer medium flows through a pipeline loop (47) having at least one receiver, the heat transfer medium having a flow velocity which is such that the flow in the pipeline loop (47) is turbulent, at least part of the heat transfer medium, upon exit from the pipeline loop (47), being extracted and recirculated into the pipeline loop (47). Furthermore, the invention relates to a linearly concentrating solar power plant with at least one pipeline loop (47) having at least one receiver in which a heat transfer medium flowing through the pipeline loop (47) is heated by irradiating solar energy, a mixing device (27) being comprised, in which at least part of the heat transfer medium flowing through the pipeline loop (47) is mixed with heat transfer medium to be delivered..
Basf Se

Systems, methods, and devices for an enterprise internet-of-things application development platform

Systems, methods, and devices for a cyberphysical (iot) software application development platform based upon a model driven architecture and derivative iot saas applications are disclosed herein. The system may include concentrators to receive and forward time-series data from sensors or smart devices.
C3, Inc.

Supports for suspended solar enhanced oil recovery concentrators and receivers, and associated systems and methods

Supports for suspended solar enhanced oil recovery concentrators and receivers, and associated systems and methods. A representative solar concentrator system includes a curved reflective element oriented concave relative to a focal line, a curved first rib member carrying the reflective element and oriented concave relative to the focal line, a curved second rib member oriented convex relative to the focal line, and a plurality of cross members coupled between the first rib member and the second rib member.
Glasspoint Solar, Inc.

Advanced pulse oximetry sensor

A non-invasive, optical-based physiological monitoring system is disclosed. One embodiment includes an emitter configured to emit light.
Masimo Corporation

Colorless luminescent solar concentrators using colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals

Disclosed herein are embodiments of a composition comprising a polymer or sol-gel and one or more nanocrystals. The composition is useful as a luminescent solar concentrator.
Los Alamos National Security, Llc



Concentrator topics:
  • Concentrator
  • Magnetic Field
  • Silicon Dioxide
  • Photovoltaic Cell
  • Monochromat
  • Pasteurization
  • User Interface
  • Portable Oxygen Concentrator
  • Notification
  • Solar Concentrator
  • Tube Receiver
  • Data Processing
  • Fluoropolymer
  • Solar Panels
  • Electrophoretic


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