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Systems and methods for improving stillage

Date/App# patent app List of recent Downstream-related patents
07/24/14
20140207014
 Micromachined fluid flow regulating device patent thumbnailMicromachined fluid flow regulating device
A micromachined fluid flow regulating device is disclosed comprising a fluid flow channel, at least one flow orifice formed in the channel, defining an inlet portion of the channel upstream of the flow orifice, an outlet portion of the channel downstream of the flow orifice, the fluid having a flow direction from the inlet portion to the outlet portion of the channel. At least one piston is arranged upstream of the flow orifice, movably suspended in the channel by a spring means such that the piston is movable by the fluid in the flow direction of the fluid, towards the flow orifice, to regulate a fluid flow through the flow orifice.
07/24/14
20140206098
 Low volume assay device having increased sensitivity patent thumbnailLow volume assay device having increased sensitivity
An assay device includes: a liquid sample zone; a reagent zone downstream and in fluid communication with the sample addition zone containing a reagent material; a detection zone in fluid communication with the reagent zone. The detection zone has a substrate and projections which extend substantially vertically from the substrate, wherein the projections have a height, cross-section and a distance between one another that defines a capillary space between the projections capable of generating capillary flow parallel to the substrate surface.
07/24/14
20140206058
 Systems and methods for improving stillage patent thumbnailSystems and methods for improving stillage
Systems and methods for improving stillage are disclosed. Stillage may include either whole stillage or thin stillage.
07/24/14
20140206005
 Method and kit for dna typing of hla gene patent thumbnailMethod and kit for dna typing of hla gene
The purpose of the present invention is to provide a method and kit for highly precise dna typing, in which ambiguity derived from phase ambiguity is eliminated. The present invention provides a method for the dna typing of hla, which is characterized by comprising: (1) a step of preparing a set of primers which can respectively anneal specifically to an upstream region and a downstream region of each of hla-a, hla-b, hla-c, hla-dqa1, hla-dqb1, hla-dpa1 and hla-dpb1 gene in the nucleotide sequence for the human genome, and a set of primers which can respectively anneal specifically to exon-2 and a 3′-side non-translated region in hla-drb1; (2) a step of carrying out the pcr amplification of a sample to be tested (dna) using the sets of primers; (3) a step of determining the nucleotide sequence for a pcr-amplified product; and (4) an optional step of carrying out the homology search in a data base..
07/24/14
20140205926
 Fuel cell system and starting method thereof patent thumbnailFuel cell system and starting method thereof
The problem is that a large force is required to open a flow-dividing shut valve provided in an air supply path for supplying the air to a fuel cell stack at a start of a fuel cell system. This problem is solved by reducing a pressure difference between upstream and downstream of the flow-dividing shut valve, before the flow-dividing shut valve is opened, at a start of the fuel cell system..
07/24/14
20140205700
 Device for moulding fibrous material patent thumbnailDevice for moulding fibrous material
A device for producing a 3 dimensional shaped consolidated product. The device includes a rotary drum, defined as a rotary conveyor with a peripheral surface extending in circumferential direction with at least one product shaping area in the form of a cavity on said peripheral surface, the peripheral surface is pervious to air at least in the product shaping area, at least one material feed device to feed a base material into the at least one cavity, a vacuum device designed to generate a negative pressure at least in the at least one cavity, whereby the generated suction is directed towards the interior of the rotary conveyor, and whereby downstream of the material feed device at least one consolidating device is located such that at least a part of the filled cavity is subjected to a consolidating treatment whereby the base material at least partly will adhere to neighbouring material..
07/24/14
20140205521
 Dry sorbent injection (dsi) recovery system and method thereof patent thumbnailDry sorbent injection (dsi) recovery system and method thereof
The invention generally relates to system and method for recovering sodium bicarbonate from a solid waste, and more particularly to a method and system for recovering sodium bicarbonate from fly ash of a coal fired plant collected downstream of an injection process for pollution reduction from the industrial process.. .
07/24/14
20140205458
 Structures and methods for forcing coupling of flow fields of adjacent bladed elements of turbomachines, and turbomachines incorporating the same patent thumbnailStructures and methods for forcing coupling of flow fields of adjacent bladed elements of turbomachines, and turbomachines incorporating the same
Turbomachines having close-coupling flow guides (ccfgs) that are designed and configured to closely-couple flow fields of adjacent bladed elements. In some embodiments, the ccfgs may be located in regions extending between the adjacent bladed elements, described herein as coupling avoidance zones, where conventional turbomachine design would suggest no structure should be added.
07/24/14
20140205450
 Fan and motor assembly and method of assembling patent thumbnailFan and motor assembly and method of assembling
In one aspect, a motor assembly is provided. The motor assembly includes a fan housing having an air inlet and an air outlet, and a motor coupled to the fan housing and positioned within the air inlet.
07/24/14
20140205443
 Seal assembly including grooves in an aft facing side of a platform in a gas turbine engine patent thumbnailSeal assembly including grooves in an aft facing side of a platform in a gas turbine engine
A seal assembly between a disc cavity and a hot gas path in a gas turbine engine includes a stationary vane assembly and a rotating blade assembly axially upstream from the vane assembly. A platform of the blade assembly has a radially outwardly facing first surface, an axially downstream facing second surface defining an aft plane, and a plurality of grooves extending into the second surface such that the grooves are recessed from the aft plane the grooves are arranged such that a circumferential space is defined between adjacent grooves during operation of the engine, the grooves impart a circumferential velocity component to purge air flowing out of a disc cavity through the grooves to guide the purge air toward a hot gas path such that the purge air flows in a desired direction with reference to a direction of hot gas flow through the hot gas path..
07/24/14
20140205442
Sealing device for a turbomachine turbine nozzle
A sealing device for a nozzle of a turbomachine turbine including a turbine rotor. The turbine nozzle includes at least one inner annular platform.
07/24/14
20140205441
Seal assembly including grooves in a radially outwardly facing side of a platform in a gas turbine engine
A seal assembly between a disc cavity and a turbine section hot gas path includes a stationary vane assembly and a rotating blade assembly downstream from the vane assembly and including a plurality of blades that are supported on a platform and rotate with a turbine rotor and the platform during operation of the engine. The platform includes a radially outwardly facing first surface, a radially inwardly facing second surface, a third surface, and a plurality of grooves extending into the third surface.
07/24/14
20140205427
Device for de-icing a leading edge of a turbine engine by slanting notches
A device for de-icing a wall of a leading edge of a turbine engine, the leading edge being adapted to cooperate with a downstream guide vane subjected to a flow of fluid, the device including: a first fluid flow device provided along an upper zone of the downstream guide vane so as to guide the fluid to the wall of the leading edge, and a second fluid flow device provided along a lower zone of the downstream guide vane so as to evacuate the fluid from the leading edge, wherein the first fluid flow device is arranged such that the wall of the leading edge is impacted by the fluid along a non-orthogonal direction.. .
07/24/14
20140205423
Method for providing transport units from a storage facility
Method for providing transport units from a storage facility on at least one removal line, wherein the transport units are stored in a plurality of storage racks and storage rack levels, wherein interior storage racks are arranged in pairs adjoining one another and have a storage aisle on each side of the pair. At least one storage line and at least one removal line is provided.
07/24/14
20140205353
Tape cassette
A tape cassette that includes a housing having a top surface, a bottom surface, a front wall, a tape feed exit located on the front wall, and an arm portion formed by the front wall and an arm rear surface behind the front wall. The arm portion partially surrounds an opening extending from the top surface to the bottom surface behind the front wall, and a tape feed path passes through the arm portion from an upstream portion of the arm portion to a downstream end of the arm portion.
07/24/14
20140205348
Tape cassette
A tape cassette that includes a housing having a front wall and a tape feed exit located on the front wall; a tape included at least partially within the housing and configured to be fed along a tape feed path extending to the tape feed exit; and tape type indicator apertures formed on the front wall, wherein a combination of the tape type indicator apertures forms a pattern corresponding to a type of the tape included at least partially within the housing. The tape type indicator apertures may be positioned proximate to the tape feed exit, and may comprise a first hole and a second hole, the first hole is formed at a bottom edge of the front wall, and the second hole is disposed on a downstream side of the first hole in a feed direction of the tape.
07/24/14
20140205344
Tape cassette
A tape cassette that includes a housing having a top surface, a bottom surface, a tape feed path, a front wall having a front surface, and a tape feed exit adjacent to the front wall. The tape cassette also includes a tape at least partially included within the housing, an ink ribbon at least partially included within the housing, and a take-up spool included within the housing and configured to take-up the ink ribbon.
07/24/14
20140205342
Tape cassette
A tape cassette that includes a housing having a top surface, a bottom surface, a tape feed path, a front wall, and a tape feed exit adjacent to the front wall. The tape cassette also includes a tape configured to be fed along the tape feed path to the tape feed exit, an ink ribbon, and a take-up spool configured to take-up the ink ribbon and having an axis of rotation.
07/24/14
20140205341
Tape cassette
A tape cassette that includes a housing having a top surface, a bottom surface, a tape feed path, a front wall, a tape feed exit adjacent to the front wall configured to expose a tape guided in the housing along the tape feed path in a tape feed path direction towards the tape feed exit, and a tape guide downstream, in the tape feed path direction, from the tape feed exit. The tape cassette also includes a tape at least partially included within the housing and configured to be fed along the tape feed path to the tape feed exit, and a first aperture formed in an area of the front wall.
07/24/14
20140205317
Sheet processing apparatus and image forming system
In order to correct a corrugation caused when a sheet widthwise edge portion elongates more than the vicinity of the center in a sheet feeding direction, a sheet processing apparatus includes: a fixing portion that fixes a toner image onto a sheet by heating, a plurality of pairs of rollers provided along a sheet feeding direction with an interval in the downstream of the fixing portion in the feeding direction to nip and convey a sheet; and a tensioning device that applies a tensile strength of the sheet feeding direction to a sheet in a center area of a width direction perpendicular to the sheet feeding direction.. .
07/24/14
20140204516
Directional grate access floor panel
A grate access floor panel comprising a support frame and a plurality of vanes supported by the frame, each of the plurality of vanes having an upstream end and a downstream end with respect to a direction of airflow across the plurality of vanes and faces that extend between the upstream and downstream ends, wherein at least some of the vanes have openings that extend through the faces thereof and have angled tips.. .
07/24/14
20140204170
Tape cassette
A tape cassette that includes a housing having a front wall and a tape feed exit located on the front wall, a tape included at least partially within the housing and configured to be fed along a tape feed path to the tape feed exit, a recess formed on the front wall extending from a bottom surface of the housing towards a top surface of the housing, and a first tape type indicator aperture on a bottom edge of the front wall. The first tape type indicator aperture is positioned downstream, in a tape feed direction, of the recess.
07/24/14
20140204147
Printhead color density correction in printing systems
A printing system includes a linehead that jets ink onto a moving print media to print a test block and an integrated imaging system positioned downstream of the linehead with respect to a media transport direction. The integrated imaging system includes an opening in a housing for receiving light reflected from a moving print media.
07/24/14
20140204144
Printing apparatus
An object of the present invention is to provide a printing apparatus, in which a time required for printing is shortened. The printing apparatus includes a first printing unit that performs printing on a first surface of a sheet by an ink jet system; and a second printing unit that performs printing on a second surface of the sheet by the ink jet system, the second printing unit being disposed on a downstream side of the first printing unit.
07/24/14
20140203996
Antenna installations
An antenna installation comprises a plurality of antenna assemblies (10) mounted in respective enclosures (12). The enclosures are interconnected by flow connections (14) allowing passage of dry air supplied from a dry air panel (16).
07/24/14
20140203638
Electrical outlet having wireless control capabilities
A line-in power is connectable to the disclosed outlet housing similar to any known power outlet. This provided power is used to drive an ac/dc converter to create a dc bus internal to the outlet housing.
07/24/14
20140203551
Hybrid redundant seal for refrigerant systems
A connection system for carrying a refrigerant may provide a hybrid redundancy in sealing a refrigerant flow from the surround system environment. The connection system may include a first sealing ring of a first type and a second sealing ring of a second type positioned downstream from the first sealing ring.
07/24/14
20140203503
Sheet transport device
A sheet transport device includes a device body that transports a sheet; a pair of transport rollers that come into contact with each other and transport the sheet toward a downstream side in a transport direction of the sheet; a transport member that guides and transports the sheet toward the transport rollers; and an open and close member that opens and closes a side surface of the device body. One of the transport rollers is provided at the device body and the other transport roller is provided at the transport member, and the transport member is rotatable around an axis parallel to the transport rollers.
07/24/14
20140203492
Sheet discharging device and erasing device
A sheet discharging device includes a first conveying path that guides a sheet to be conveyed. A second conveying path branches from the first conveying path.
07/24/14
20140203491
Device for inserting sheets into an envelope
A device for inserting sheets into an envelope comprises a holding device supporting the envelope. A support portion of the holding device is inserted into the envelope.
07/24/14
20140203487
Sheet processing device and image forming system
A saddle stitching binding device includes an additional folding roller unit that presses a fold line portion of a folded sheet bundle and performs additional folding, and a unit movement mechanism that causes the additional folding roller unit to reciprocate in the width direction of the sheet bundle. The saddle stitching binding device further includes a sheet supporting device that is located on a movement path of the additional folding roller unit and supports the lower surface side of the sheet bundle when the sheet bundle after pressed is conveyed to the downstream side.
07/24/14
20140203146
Method and device for using hot air to de-ice the leading edges of a jet aircraft
A de-icing device includes a hot air circuit including an inlet for hot air bled from an engine, and a duct connecting the inlet to an outlet of the circuit which opens towards the leading edge. The device also includes electrical heating means associated with the duct, and control means for controlling the heating means connected to detection means that detect the temperature of the hot air downstream of the heating means and are able to activate these if the detected temperature of the bled air is below a value corresponding to a minimum temperature required for de-icing, increased by a predetermined margin.
07/24/14
20140203047
Pumps with container vents
Exemplary embodiments of pumps, refill units and dispensers are disclosed herein. Some embodiments include a container for holding a fluid and a pump housing secured to the container.
07/24/14
20140202967
Method and apparatus for filtering a liquid sample
The invention relates to the filtering of liquid samples, preferably in a laboratory environment, for example for collecting micro organisms from the liquid sample for subsequent testing. The invention provides a method for filtering a liquid sample which comprises providing a blank of a deformable sheet material and a filtration medium, deforming the blank to form a funnel extending above and about the filtration medium, introducing the liquid sample to be filtered into the so formed funnel, and filtering the liquid sample from the funnel through the filtration medium, for example to a downstream receptacle.
07/24/14
20140202661
Thermal storage evaporator and system
A control module for a heating, ventilating, and air conditioning system includes a housing having an air flow conduit formed therein. An evaporator core is disposed in the air flow conduit, wherein at least a portion of the evaporator is configured to receive a first fluid from a first fluid source therein.
07/24/14
20140202552
High purity water system
A high purity water delivery system has a reservoir (40) of purified water. A distribution line (42) extends downstream from an outlet (44) of the reservoir to a return (46) of the reservoir.
07/24/14
20140202542
Water vapor distillation apparatus, method and system
A system for product water output. The system includes a controller, a first conductivity sensor in communication with the controller, a first product valve downstream from the first conductivity sensor and in communication with the controller, a second product valve downstream from the first product valve and in communication with the controller, a second conductivity sensor downstream from the second product valve and in communication with the controller, and a divert valve downstream from the first conductivity sensor and upstream from the first product valve and in communication with the controller..
07/24/14
20140202443
Fuel/air furnace mixer
A heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning (hvac) furnace has a venturi premixer and a disturber disposed downstream relative to the premixer and in an undivided output of the venturi premixer.. .
07/24/14
20140202365
Combustion apparatus with direct firing system
The invention relates to a combustion apparatus, in particular to a burner for the combustion of carbonaceous fuel. The combustion apparatus comprises a burner having a burner inlet for receiving a supply of combustible pulverous fuel and a supply of comburant gas and a burner outlet in the vicinity of which combustion of the fuel is supported during use; at least a primary conduit defining a flow channel for conveying a mixture of fuel and comburant gas from the burner inlet to the burner outlet; a fuel feed line defining a flow channel which conveys a pulverous combustible fuel in a dense phase; and a supply conduit fluidly connecting a comburant gas supply to the primary conduit and defining with the primary conduit a primary flow stream; wherein the fuel feed line is provided with a fuel feed outlet into the supply conduit upstream of the burner inlet to supply pulverous combustible fuel in a dense phase; and wherein the primary flow stream is provided with a mixing device downstream of the fluid supply outlet.
07/24/14
20140202224
Energy-saving device for rolling plant
A control device for a rolling plant, which is capable of reducing the pouring amount of cooling water by pouring cooling water at timing of high cooling efficiency when a material being rolled is cooled, and thereby being capable of saving the energy consumption. The control device includes a plurality of rolling stands that are arranged in tandem on a rolling line to roll the material being rolled of a metallic material conveyed on the rolling line, and inter-stand cooling systems that are provided between the plurality of rolling stands to pour cooling water onto the conveyed material being rolled.
07/24/14
20140202167
Power generation system
The power generation system includes a fuel cell that generates electric power using a fuel gas, a gas turbine including an air compressor, a combustor, and a turbine, an exhaust fuel line that introduces an exhaust fuel gas discharged from the fuel cell into the combustor, a branch exhaust fuel line branching off midway from the exhaust fuel line, a switching unit that sends the exhaust fuel gas to one of the branch exhaust fuel line and the combustor, and a heating portion that heats the exhaust fuel line at a downstream side of the switching unit.. .
07/24/14
20140202151
Hybrid air-cooled condenser for power plants and other applications
A hybrid air-cooled condenser system. The system may be provided by converting one among the many air-cooled condensers or condenser bays of a conventional condenser system to an evaporative cooler or condenser.
07/24/14
20140202129
Overfeed roller assembly, textile machine, and method of adjusting tension in a running yarn
An overfeed roller assembly for use on a rotating drive shaft of a textile machine is adapted for adjusting downstream tension in a continuous moving length of yarn. The overfeed roller assembly comprises a base assembly designed for mounting on the drive shaft, and an annular yarn tension adjuster carried by the base assembly.
07/17/14
20140200533
Dressing with asymmetric absorbent core for negative pressure wound therapy
Systems, methods, and apparatuses for treating a tissue site with reduced pressure are described. The system includes a manifold configured to be placed adjacent the tissue site, and a sealing member configured to be placed over the tissue site and the manifold.
07/17/14
20140200523
Systems and methods for applying a novel antimicrobial coating material to a medical device
An antimicrobial composition, generally comprising a biocidal agent, such as chlorhexidine gluconate, a lubricant, such as a modified siloxane, and a solvent, such as an alcohol and/or water. The biocidal agent acts as a highly effective biocide while the lubricant reduces friction between various components of a medical device during assembly.
07/17/14
20140199990
Communication network
A wired network may be used to carry signals for a wireless network, in a frequency-shifted manner, to extend the range of the wireless network. A wired network may detect signal interference emanating from a wireless service provider, and received through a leak in the wired network's infrastructure.
07/17/14
20140199931
Dual action check valve
A combination includes a selectively driven fan and a bypass flow passage for bypassing the fan. The bypass flow passage communicates with a first check valve to allow air to flow from the bypass passage to a downstream location.
07/17/14
20140199928
Disk sorting device
A disk sorting device includes a housing defining a disk transport path for conveying disks from a disk transferring device. A disk identifying device is located adjacent the disk transport path for identifying the type of disk passing along the transport path.
07/17/14
20140199766
Transgenic system for reversibly immortalizing mammalian quiescent cells
A transgene for endowing human quiescent cells from primary cultures with exogenously inducible telomere length homeostasis and cell cycle traverse is described. The transgene includes at least three promoter sequences; a g1-specific rna interference sequence which is operably linked downstream of a first promoter sequence; a telomere length maintenance gene sequence which is operably linked downstream to a second promoter sequence; a scaffold/matrix attachment region (s/mar) element positioned downstream in frame with said telomere length maintenance gene sequence and an exogenously-inducible transcriptional regulation system.
07/17/14
20140199743
High-nitrogen loading for ammonia processing via anaerobic digestion
A method and system to improve anaerobic digestion are disclosed. Simultaneous digestion of dairy manures with various food wastes improves anaerobic process stability and methane production.
07/17/14
20140199423
Food forming apparatus with a food feed member
The present invention relates to a food-form-apparatus with: a rotating drum (5) which comprises product cavities in which a food product is formed from a food mass and a food mass feed member (23), which comprises a housing with an infeed channel (24) and at least one upstream sealing area (25) and/or a downstream sealing area (26) and a flexible pressure plate (7) which is pressed against the outer surface of the drum and thereby provides a seal between the food mass member and the drum. The drum has at its outer surface a multitude of rows of cavities..
07/17/14
20140199389
Enteric active substance delivery
An oral enteric delivery system includes an outer shell assembled from multiple solid shell segments joined together by a binder. The binder does not dissolve upon exposure to the gastric environment, but it dissolves in the upper small intestine, causing the shell to disintegrate and causing the payload contained within the shell to be released in the digestive tube downstream of the stomach..
07/17/14
20140199352
Porous nanoparticles produced by solvent-free emulsification
The process for manufacturing porous nanoparticles disclosed herein includes feeding a dry-blended mixture of at least one resin and a neutralizing agent into a feed section of a screw extruder, injecting a surfactant solution downstream of the hopper, and adding an aqueous composition both directly after the surfactant solution as well as further downstream. Porous nanoparticles having a particle size of from about 50 nm to about 2 μm and a pore diameter of from about 20 nm to about 400 nm may be continuously recovered from the extruder following this process..
07/17/14
20140199214
Ethylene cracking furnace
The present disclosure provides an ethylene cracking furnace, comprising at least one radiant section provided with a bottom burner and/or a side burner, and at least one set of radiant coil arranged along a longitudinal direction of the radiant section. The radiant coil is an at least two-pass coil having an n−1 structure, wherein n is preferably a natural number from 2 to 8.
07/17/14
20140199210
Exhaust gas purification apparatus for an internal combustion engine
A reduction in the accuracy of a failure determination of a filter due to a reduction in the detection accuracy of a pm sensor is suppressed. In order to achieve this, provision is made for a filter, an nox selective reduction catalyst at the downstream side of the filter, a supply device for supplying a reducing agent to the nox selective reduction catalyst, a pm sensor for detecting an amount of particulate matter in an exhaust gas at the downstream side of the nox selective reduction catalyst, and a supply decrease part that makes an amount of supply of the reducing agent smaller in cases where at least one of the following conditions is satisfied than in cases where any of the conditions is not satisfied, wherein the conditions include: a condition in which the temperature of the nox selective reduction catalyst is equal to or less than a threshold value; a condition in which the temperature of the exhaust gas is equal to or less than a threshold value; a condition in which the flow rate of the exhaust gas is equal to or larger than a threshold value; and a condition in which the amount of adsorption of the reducing agent in the nox selective reduction catalyst is equal to or larger than a threshold value..
07/17/14
20140199192
Fuel injection pump
The present invention provides a fuel injection pump which pressurizes and discharges fuel that is drawn in a low-pressure state, the fuel injection pump including a pump housing having a valve holder in which an inlet valve, an outlet valve, and a relief valve are arranged in an interior and a pump chamber is formed between the inlet valve and the outlet valve and a plunger that pressurizes or depressurizes the pump chamber, in which the relief valve is provided on a downstream side of the outlet valve and is configured as a valve for returning the fuel to an upstream side of the outlet valve, and a portion of a passage on the upstream side of the outlet valve and a passage from the downstream side of the outlet valve to an upstream side of the relief valve are separately formed in a same space in the valve holder. The present invention can reduce the number of components of the fuel injection pump and reduce cost..
07/17/14
20140199177
Airfoil and method of making
An airfoil includes leading and trailing edges, a first exterior wall extending from the leading edge to the trailing edge and having inner and outer surfaces, a second exterior wall extending from the leading edge to the trailing edge generally opposite the first exterior wall and having inner and outer surfaces, and cavities within the airfoil. A first cavity extends along the inner surface of the first exterior wall and a first inner wall and has an upstream end and a downstream end, and a feed cavity is located between the first inner wall and the second exterior wall..
07/17/14
20140199136
Glue application unit for perfect binding machine
The gluing unit is provided with a sideways glue-applying member which can engage with throat regions (s) on both sides of a spine (r) of a book body (p), and the lateral glue-applying member is provided with a pair of scrapers (7, 7). Each scraper of the pair of scrapers is configured from an elastic rod-shaped main body (7a) and a scraping part (7b).
07/17/14
20140199108
Tape cassette
A tape cassette for use with a label printer having a plurality of tape type detecting switches that includes a housing having a front wall, a tape feed exit on the front wall, a top surface, and a bottom surface, a tape included at least partially in the housing and configured to be fed along a tape feed path extending to the tape feed exit, a recess on the front wall extending from the bottom surface towards the top surface, and an aperture on the front wall. The aperture is positioned downstream, in a tape feed path direction, of the recess, and is configured to receive one of the tape type detecting switches.
07/17/14
20140199101
Fixing apparatus
A fixing apparatus includes a back-up member contacting an inner surface of a cylindrical belt; a roller having an elastic layer and contacting an outer surface of the belt, the roller being cooperative with the back-up member to form a fixing nip between the belt and the roller. A sheet carrying a toner image is nipped and fed through the fixing nip, during which the unfixed toner image is heat-fixed thereon by the fixing nip.
07/17/14
20140199092
Developer accommodating unit, process cartridge and image forming apparatus
A developer accommodating unit for accommodating a developer includes: a flexible container provided with an opening for permitting discharge of the accommodated developer; a sealing member for sealing the opening and for exposing the opening by being moved in a direction crossing a longitudinal direction of the developer accommodating unit; an unsealing member, mounted to the sealing member, for moving the sealing member; a frame including a fixing portion for fixing the flexible container; and a bonding portion for bonding an end portion of the sealing member and a periphery of the opening. The bonding portion includes a projected portion or recessed portion in a plane of the bonding portion as at least a part thereof, in an upstream side or a downstream side of the opening with respect to an unsealing direction of the opening..
07/17/14
20140199077
Multi-mode fiber node
In a first configuration, circuitry of a fiber node may be configured to modulate an optical carrier by an analog upstream electrical signal received via the electrical network. In a second configuration, the circuitry may be configured to digitize the analog upstream electrical signal to generate a digitized upstream signal, and modulate the optical carrier with the digitized upstream signal.
07/17/14
20140199072
System and method for network synchronization and frequency dissemination
Distribution of reference frequency and timing information in a network involves determining latency between a first and second node from time delay between transmission of a reference frequency and timing signal and reception of an optical return timing signal in response. In a network with pairs of first and second optical fibers in optical fiber connections between network nodes, for transmission of optical data signals separately in mutually opposite directions between the network nodes respectively, provisions are made to transmit the reference frequency and timing signal and the resulting optical return signal via the same fiber, one in the same direction as the unidirectional data signal over that fiber and the other upstream.
07/17/14
20140198602
Mixer
The invention relates to a mixer (1) for mixing two components, in particular, a hardenable dental material. The mixer (1) has a mixer housing (2), a mixer element (4) and a cover (3).
07/17/14
20140197601
Arrangement for sealing an open cavity against hot gas entrainment
The invention refers to an arrangement for sealing an open cavity against hot gas entrainment. The open cavity is arranged between two axially adjacent stationary components limiting radially a hot gas path of a rotary flow machine, of which at least the downstream component carries at least one airfoil extending radially into said hot gas path.
07/17/14
20140197591
Sheet feeding apparatus and image forming apparatus
The sheet feeding apparatus includes a sheet tray on which sheets are stacked, a feeding roller which contacts a top sheet on the sheet tray and feeds the sheet in a sheet feeding direction, and a pair of intermediate conveying rollers which receives the fed sheet and conveys the sheet in a sheet conveying direction. The sheet feeding apparatus further includes a fixed slope portion, a sheet separation member, and an opposite member.
07/17/14
20140197554
Device for foaming milk, beverage maker comprising said device, and method for foaming milk
The present invention relates to a device for frothing up a liquid, in particular cold and/or unheated milk, having a liquid supply line for supplying the liquid, an air supply line which opens into the liquid supply line for supplying air into the liquid, a discharge line which is configured downstream of the opening of the air supply line into the liquid supply line for discharging the mixture of liquid and air, a first conveying unit, in particular a pump, which is provided for conveying the liquid through the liquid supply line and/or the mixture through the discharge line and a mixing unit which is provided downstream of the opening in the discharge line, the mixing unit including at least one narrow place or being configured as narrow place of the discharge line.. .
07/17/14
20140197333
Mass analyser interface
A mass analyzer includes a desolvation chamber into which an upstream gas is injected to provide a counter-flow to said downstream flow in the chamber. The counter-flow may slow the downstream flow of solvated ionized particles in the chamber, while allowing lighter desolvated ions to travel toward an outlet aperture of the desolvation chamber..
07/17/14
20140197196
Two-liquid dispensing systems, refills and two-liquid pumps
Exemplary embodiments of dispensing systems for dispensing mixtures of multiple liquids, refill units and pumps for such refill units and dispensers are disclosed herein. One refill unit includes a first container and a second container.
07/17/14
20140197109
Process for removing one or more disulfide compounds
One exemplary embodiment can be a process for removing one or more disulfide compounds from a caustic stream. The process may include passing the caustic stream, previously contacted with a hydrocarbon stream for removing one or more thiol compounds, through a vessel containing a coalescing element to remove the one or more disulfide compounds downstream of a three-phase separator and a thiol oxidation zone..
07/17/14
20140197101
Systems and methods for increasing convective clearance of undesired particles in a microfluidic device
A microfluidic device for increasing convective clearance of particles from a liquid is provided. A network of first channels can be separated from a network of second channels by a membrane.
07/17/14
20140197090
Multistage high capacity and depth coalescing media system
A filter assembly having a first stage filter that filters particulates from fluid flowing through the filter and a second stage filter downstream of the first stage filter that coalesces water from the fluid. By providing the first stage filter upstream of the second stage filter, particulate filtration capacity and efficiency may be provided while protecting the second stage filter from particulates.


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