|| List of recent Concentrator-related patents
| 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..
| Sensor array|
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.
|Light concentration apparatus, systems and methods|
An optical device is disclosed including: a non-imaging secondary concentrator having an entry aperture and an exit aperture, and configured to receive light focused by a primary focusing element from a source onto the entry aperture. The non-imaging secondary concentrator includes: a first portion proximal the entry aperture; and a second portion proximal the exit aperture which is not rotationally symmetric about an optic axis.
|Passive louver-based daylighting system|
A daylighting system for use in a building including a louver array having a first longitudinal element, and a second longitudinal element spaced therefrom. At least one of the first and second elements has an asymmetrical profile, each of the first and second longitudinal elements has a bottom profile including a parabolic surface, portions of opposing surfaces of the first and second longitudinal elements define a compound parabolic concentrator profile having a non-horizontal centerline that is tilted upwards, and the array prevents line of sight therethrough.
|Solar energy concentrator with multiplexed diffraction gratings|
A solar-energy concentrator and method for collecting sunlight with the concentrator. The concentrator includes a photovoltaic (pv) module having a pv cell and layers containing holographically-defined diffraction gratings that are spatially stacked or multiplexed.
|Solar concentrator assembly|
The present invention provides a solar concentrator assembly comprising a non-imaging dish concentrator and a photovoltaic receiver for the application of concentrator photovoltaic system that provides uniform solar flux, matches the square or rectangular solar images to the square or rectangular dimension of the photovoltaic receiver and produces high solar concentration ratio. The present invention also provides a solar concentrator assembly that is cost effective and has simpler mechanical structure..
|Solar receiver and associated 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.
|High brightness illumination system and wavelength conversion module for microscopy and other applications|
An illumination system comprising a laser light source and a wavelength conversion module for generating high brightness illumination by photoluminescence. The wavelength conversion module comprises an optical element comprising a wavelength conversion medium, set in a mounting for thermal dissipation, and an optical concentrator.
A solar concentrator is composed of the cascading of the first light guiding module and a second light guiding module. The solar light is collected and guided simultaneously toward the light propagation destination by the light guiding modules.
|Inflated tubular solar concentrators|
A solar collector utilizes an inflated tubular film which concentrates sunlight onto a solar receiver. The film incorporates refractive elements in a pattern which focuses light in one or two dimensions to create foci in the form of lines, spots, or other shapes.
|Non-latitude and vertically mounted solar energy concentrators|
A solar-energy concentrator optimized for operating in a substantially vertical orientation and method for collecting sunlight with such concentrator. The concentrator includes a photovoltaic (pv) module having a pv cell and layers containing diffraction gratings that may be spatially stacked or multiplexed.
|Method for converting of warmth environment into mechanical energy and electricity|
The compressor of high pressure (15) and the steam engine (20) are the heart of the method (device) for converting of warmth environment into mechanical energy and electricity. The compressor (15) acts as a concentrator of the environing heat and is adapted to create two thermal sources: a) the heat-positive (hot) source (11) due to the heat of compressed of an air, and b) the heat-negative (cold) source (40) due to of expansion of the compressed air.
|Steam rankine cycle solar plant and method for operating such plants|
The invention relates to a steam rankine cycle solar plant and a method of operating thereof. The plant comprises a high-pressure steam turbine with an inlet, an intermediate stage that is downstream of a first stage, and an outlet.
|Collapsible solar-thermal concentrator for renewable, sustainable expeditionary power generator system|
A solar-thermal concentrator for a expeditionary power generator system including a portable power plant that utilizes a hybridized solar/fuel stirling engine to supply electric power in an expeditionary setting. The concentrator includes a collapsible dish assembly that is pivotably and tiltably mounted on a portable base assembly, where the dish assembly includes a lightweight frame including a central mounting structure and multiple truss-like radial arms that are rigidly connected to and extend radially from the central mounting structure, and a reflector panel assembly including multiple flat, fan-shaped reflector panels that are secured to the frame and disposed in a semi-circular pattern.
|Method and system for monitoring led display using optical fiber as light transmission medium|
A system for monitoring led displays on electronic equipments using optical fiber as light transmission medium comprising: (a) a plurality of led displays on electronic equipments indicating operation status of the electronic equipments, (b) a plurality of optical light concentrator unit, for collecting light emitted by the led displays using optical fiber as light transmission medium, (c) a plurality of led display monitors for determining the operation status of the led displays that reflect the operation status of the electronic equipments, (c) an equipment led display monitoring software installed and executed in a computer system for comparing the operation status of the led displays with a predetermined operation status stored in the computer system and providing audio, visual, or electronic messaging alerts if any abnormality occurs, and (d) a communication link between the led display monitors and the computer system.. .
|Inflatable, pressure-controlled, portable line-concentrating heliostat|
Inflatable, flexible, collapsible, linear solar concentrator and heliostat designs, made primarily of flexible and elastic sheets enclosing and separating air-tight chambers which are elongated along and parallel to a main axis, with the chambers pressurized to different pressures form a structure and control the focus and rotation of a mirror.. .
|Sterilization with in-line concentrating and injection of hydrogen peroxide|
In a hydrogen peroxide gas plasma sterilizer, the concentration of the hydrogen peroxide sterilant is an important factor in determining sterilization efficacy. The present application describes sterilizers, and sterilization methods, which use a novel injector-concentrator arrangement.
|Integrated magnetoresistive sensor, in particular three-axis magnetoresistive sensor and manufacturing method thereof|
An integrated magnetoresistive device, where a substrate of semiconductor material is covered, on a first surface, by an insulating layer. A magnetoresistor of ferromagnetic material extends in the insulating layer and defines a sensitivity plane of the sensor.
|Overheating detection unit and oxygen concentrator|
An overheating detection unit is attached between an oxygen concentrator and a cannula, making it possible to reliably detect a high-temperature environment to cut the supply of oxygen when a user inhales oxygen using the cannula and is exposed to a fire or an abnormal high-temperature environment. An overheating detection unit includes a main body including a connecting member connected to an oxygen outlet and an oxygen outlet portion connected to a tube and also includes a housing covering the main body.
|Solar powered rechargeable device for use with an electronic device and method thereof|
A solar powered device comprising a solar radiation collection portion, wherein the solar radiation collection portion includes: a solar panel to collect solar radiation, a concentrator surrounding the solar panel to concentrate the solar radiation, and a charge controller coupled to the solar panel, a base portion, a plurality of legs, and a connection portion operably connecting the solar radiation collection portion to the base portion, the connection portion including a connection member having a first end and a second end is provided. Furthermore, an associated method is also provided..
|Long-life optical concentrator based on a specific fresnel lens produced from polymeric materials for solar power generation|
The present invention relates to a concentrator for focusing solar radiation, having surface structuring in the form of one or more fresnel lenses on the lower side, and to the production thereof from polymeric materials by means of a specific extrusion process. The inventive concentrator can be employed in plants utilizable for photovoltaic or solar heating purposes, and has the required durability and performance in demanding climatic zones.
|Three axis magnetic sensor device and method|
A method and structure for a three-axis magnetic field sensing device is provided. The device includes a substrate, an ic layer, and preferably three magnetic field sensors coupled to the ic layer.
|Solar modules with enhanced efficiencies via use of spectral concentrators|
Described herein are solar modules including spectral concentrators. In one embodiment, a solar module includes a set of photovoltaic cells and a spectral concentrator optically coupled to the set of photovoltaic cells.
|Process for controlling microorganisms in beverage products|
Methods for reducing thermophilic spore-forming bacteria that can lead to off-odors and tastes in beverage products, especially fruit or vegetable juice products, are provided. The methods employ one or more peroxy acids that are added to the beverage handling system prior to pasteurization and concentration of the beverage product.