|| List of recent Downstream-related patents
| Memory system and method having unidirectional data buses|
A memory system and method includes a unidirectional downstream bus coupling write data from a memory controller to several memory devices, and a unidirectional upstream bus coupling read data from the memory devices to the memory controller. The memory devices each include a write buffer for storing the write data until the respective memory device is no longer busy processing read memory requests.
| Pcrf rule rollback due to insufficient resources on a downstream node|
Various exemplary embodiments relate to a method performed by a policy and charging rules node (pcrn) device. The method may include: establishing a first service data flow for an application function having a first policy and control charging (pcc) rule including a first parameter within a session; receiving a request to upgrade the first parameter of the service data flow; generating a second pcc rule including an upgraded parameter; storing the first pcc rule in a cache; sending the second pcc rule to a policy and charging enforcement node (pcen); receiving acknowledgement that the second pcc rule has been installed at the pcen; receiving an indication that the second pcc rule failed at a downstream node; and sending the first pcc rule stored in the cache to the pcen..
| Bag making machine|
A bag making machine includes a feeder to unwind and feed a sheet in a first direction, a forming device to bend and fold the sheet to form a tubular body, a speed controller for controlling upstream and downstream speeds of advancement of the tubular body, a cutter to cut the tubular body into a plurality of tubular pieces, a direction changing device to change a direction of advancement of the tubular pieces so that the tubular pieces are advanced in a second direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction, a sewing device to sew and close an open bottom side of each of the tubular pieces, and a sealing device to hot press a sealing tape against the bottom side of each of the tubular pieces.. .
| Burner flame detection and monitoring system|
A burner flame detection and monitoring system for a pilot burner for combustion of wastes gases and waste materials. The system includes a pilot burner assembly.
| Pressure-regulating device for a system of fuel-cell stacks|
A system of fuel-cell stacks is provided. The system includes fuel-cell stacks, a circuit for supplying each fuel-cell stack with an oxidizing fluid, a circuit for supplying each fuel-cell stack with a reducing fluid, and a pressure-regulating device fitted to the supply circuits so as to regulate the fluid pressure in each fuel-cell stack.
| Fuel cell system and mobile article|
There is disclosed a fuel cell system including a fuel cell, a fuel supply system to supply a fuel gas to the fuel cell, an injector which adjusts a gas state on an upstream side of the fuel supply system to supply the gas to a downstream side, and a control unit which drives and controls the injector in a predetermined drive cycle. The control unit sets the drive cycle of the injector in accordance with an operation state of the fuel cell..
| Container sterilization apparatus and method|
Provided is an apparatus for sterilizing containers with a conveying device, which conveys the containers along a pre-set conveying path. A first sterilization device acts upon at least one area of the containers with radiation in order to sterilize them.
| Scavenge gear pump|
A scavenge gear pump and its method of operation is described. The scavenge gear pump defines a pump chamber in which a pair of toothed gears are rotatably driven to pump an oil-air mixture from an inlet passage where the oil mixture is at low pressure, to an outlet passage where the air and oil has separated and is at high pressure.
| Fan assembly|
A nozzle for a fan assembly includes an air inlet, an air outlet, an interior passage for conveying air from the air inlet to the air outlet, an annular inner wall, and an outer wall extending about the inner wall. The interior passage is located between the inner wall and the outer wall.
| Airfoil and disk interface system for gas turbine engines|
A gas turbine engine system includes a disk and an airfoil. The disk includes a first rail, a second rail, a retention slot located between the first and second rails, and a ridge extending radially outward from the second rail.
| Ladder seal system for gas turbine engines|
A sealing system for a gas turbine engine includes an arcuate first ladder seal segment having a central portion, an upstream flange adjoining the central portion, a downstream flange adjoining the central portion opposite the upstream flange, and a plurality of openings. The upstream flange is arranged at an angle θu greater than 0° and less than 90° relative to a given tangential plane, and the downstream flange is arranged at an angle θd greater than 0° and less than 90° relative to the given tangential plane..
| Control system for an axial flow turbine|
The invention relates to an axial flow turbine and method of operating thereof. The turbine comprises a last stage of rotating blades located towards a downstream end of the turbine having a distal region at an end of the airfoil of the blades.
| Expansion joint and steam turbine system including the same|
An expansion joint that is provided between a steam turbine outlet and a condenser inlet, including: an upstream baffle tube that has one end secured to an upstream fixing end and the other end as a free end, and forms a steam channel; a downstream baffle tube that has one end secured to a downstream fixed end and the other end as a free end, the free end being relatively movable outside the free end of the upstream baffle tube; and a flexible cylinder that is formed of a non-metal material using a resin sheet, and deformable while airtightly surrounding the baffle tubes.. .
| Apparatus for minimizing solid particle erosion in steam turbines|
Solid particle erosion in a steam turbine is minimized by diverting through angled slots formed in appendages of outer rings of the diaphragms, a portion of the steam from the steam flow path thereby bypassing downstream rotating components. The slot through the first stage appendage lies in communication with a passage through a downstream outer ring of a following stage such that the diverted solid particle containing steam may be extracted from the steam flow path and passed to the feed water heater of the turbine.
| Compressor tip clearance management for a gas turbine engine|
A compressor tip clearance management system includes a compressor section having a low pressure compressor and a high pressure compressor arranged downstream from the low pressure compressor. A variable stator vane is arranged upstream from the high pressure compressor.
| System of unloading bulk material|
The present invention pertains to a system of unloading bulk material that comprises at least a silo for receiving a bulk load discharged from a load transport means; and at least a feeder to feed the load from the silo to a conveyor belt. The system comprises a flow control means that regulates the operating parameters of the feeder to make sure that an estimated calibrated flow rate corresponds to a desired flow rate, where the estimated calibrated flow rate is obtained based on a calibration factor calculated by comparing an estimated flow based on an operating parameter of the feeder with a real flow measured downstream of the silo..
| Wave generating apparatus and method|
A wave forming apparatus has a channel for containing a flow of water with an inlet end connected to a water supply, a base, and spaced side walls, a first bed form or weir at the inlet end of the channel, and a second bed form in the channel downstream of the first bed form. Also disclosed is a wave forming apparatus has a channel for containing a flow of water, the channel having an inlet end connected to a water supply for supplying a flowing stream of water, a base, and spaced side walls, and at least one oblique foil member adjustably mounted in the base of the channel.
| Image forming apparatus|
An image forming apparatus includes an image bearing member and a transfer member, which form a transfer nip portion, and a guide member for guiding a sheet to the transfer nip portion. The guide member includes a rigid restricting member including a guide surface, a cut portion formed at a leading edge part of the guide surface, and a sheet-like elastic restricting member to cover the cut portion.
| Fixing device and image forming apparatus|
A fixing device includes a heating rotatable body; a rotatable endless belt having inner and outer peripheral surfaces; and a presser component having first and second presser portions and a recess. The first presser portion is provided within the inner peripheral surface and presses the outer peripheral surface onto the rotatable body to form a fixation nip, through which a recording medium passes, between the endless belt and the rotatable body.
| Powder accommodation container and image forming apparatus|
A powder accommodation container includes an accommodation container body that accommodates powder, a transport member and a discharge port. The transport member is arranged in an inside of the accommodation container body, rotates about a rotating shaft, and transports powder in the inside of the accommodation container body.
| System and method for discovering and verifying a hybrid fiber-coaxial topology in a cable network environment|
A method in an example embodiment can include polling a first cable modem in a cable network and receiving a first response message from the first cable modem identifying a downstream frequency detected by the first cable modem. The method further includes determining the downstream frequency is split between at least two fiber nodes and determining a cable modem termination system (cmts) service group topology, where the topology includes the at least two fiber nodes.
| Multi-channel code-division multiplexing in front-end integrated circuits|
A code-division multiplexing (cdm) system utilized in multi-channel (mc) front-end integrated circuits to significantly reduce the power consumption of such systems. The cdm system extends data compression advantages to uncorrelated and weakly correlated mc signals through the introduction of a new multi-channel signal binning and multiplexing (mcsbm) method and architecture.
| Increasing failure coverage of mofrr with dataplane notifications|
An enhanced fast re-route mechanism provides increased failure coverage to a multicast communication network. If a network node detects a failure and determines that it cannot re-route multicast data, the network node sends a downstream fast notification packet (dfnp) in the network.
| Enhancements to pim fast re-route with downstream notification packets|
A failure detection mechanism provides enhancements to pim-sm based fast re-route techniques. A network node upon detecting a loss of connection determines whether it can re-route multicast data traffic.
| Collimator comprising a prismatic layer stack, and lighting unit comprising such a collimator|
The invention provides a collimator comprising a first collimator face, a second collimator face, and a stack region. The stack region comprises a first layer having a first prismatically shaped top face with a plurality of 1d arranged first prisms having first prism axes, and a second layer having a second prismatically shaped top face with a plurality of 1d arranged second prisms having second prism axes.
| Image reading apparatus and image forming apparatus|
An image reading apparatus is provided with a registration roller configured such that a downstream end in a sheet feeding direction of a sheet abut to correct a skew of the sheet, and a pulling roller that conveys the sheet to the registration roller. The pulling roller is disposed such that a center of an arrangement in a direction orthogonal to the sheet feeding direction of the pulling roller is located on a side of the first restricting plate from a widthwise center of the sheet conveying path..
| Image reading apparatus and image forming apparatus provided with same|
An image reading apparatus includes a first housing, a second housing, a document conveyance path, a transparent member, a guide member, a transparent sheet member and a first pressing member. The second housing is openable and closable with respect to the first housing.
| Light guide and image reading apparatus|
A light guide includes an incidence surface configured to allow light from a light emitting unit to enter the light guide, a light guide portion configured to propagate the light entering via the incidence surface, a reflection portion configured to reflect the propagated light, an exit surface configured to allow light reflected on the reflection portion to exit, and a protrusion portion configured to position the light guide, wherein the protrusion portion is provided downstream of the reflection portion.. .
| Electro-scan integration into video pipe inspection vehicle|
A camera based sewer evaluation vehicle has an electro-scan pipe defect detection system integrated therein. A cable and winch of the camera based system are utilized to support either a camera or an electro-scan probe.
| Device and method for discharging an energy accumulator in a high-voltage grid|
The invention relates to a device and method for discharging an energy accumulator (c), in particular an intermediate circuit capacitor, in a high-voltage grid (3), in particular in a direct current intermediate circuit in a motor vehicle, having a direct current converter (5) connected downstream of the high-voltage grid (3), a low-voltage grid (4) connected downstream of the direct current converter (5), an power grid (7) connected downstream of the direct current converter (5) and parallel to the low-voltage grid (4) for supplying energy to a control circuit (9) of the direct current converter (5), and a first controllable switching element (s) which is connected to the connecting line between the direct current converter (5) and the low-voltage grid (4) and by means of which, in the event of a disturbance of the low-voltage grid (4), the direct current converter (5) and the power grid (7) can be disconnected from the low-voltage grid (4). The power grid (7) is connected to the direct current converter (5) via a first electrical component (10; 20) which prevents a backflow of current from the power grid (7) into the direct current converter (5)..
| Extracting energy from flowing fluids|
A barrage apparatus is a method and device for extracting energy from flowing fluids in an open flow by means of a submerged barrage or barrages that obstruct and channel flows at increased velocities to downstream turbine power take off modules. Increasing the velocity of the flow increases the amount of power available for extraction thereby providing opportunities to extract energy from low flow sites and facilitate the use of low cost small marine turbines to provide an ecologically sound, efficient and cost effective method of renewable energy extraction from fluid flows..
| Leaf seal|
Described is a leaf seal for sealing between a static component and a relatively rotating component having an axis of rotation, the leaf seal defining axially separated higher pressure upstream and lower pressure downstream areas within the static component when in use, the leaf seal comprising: a plurality of leaf elements having: a root end for attachment to the static component; a free end for wiping contact with the rotating component; an upstream edge extending from the root end to the free end; and, a downstream edge extending from the root end to the free end, wherein the leaf element width between the upstream edge and downstream edge at the root end is a, and width between the upstream edge and the downstream edge at the free end is b, where b<0.5α.. .
| Direct evaporative air handler|
A direct evaporative air handler for providing supply air to humidify and cool an enclosed space such as a data center. The air handler includes an evaporative cooler and a return air port that is positioned upstream of the evaporative cooler to allow recirculated air from the enclosed space to pass through the evaporative cooler.
| Optoelectronic semiconductor device|
An optoelectronic semiconductor device includes a first light source that emits green, white or white-green light and includes a semiconductor chip that emits in the blue spectral range, and a first conversion element attached directly to the semiconductor chip, a second light source that emits red light, having a semiconductor chip, that emits in a blue spectral range, and having a second conversion element attached directly to the semiconductor chip, and/or having a semiconductor chip that emits in a red spectral range, a third light source that emits blue light and has a semiconductor chip emitting in the blue spectral range, and a filler body having a matrix material into which a conversion agent is embedded, wherein the filler body is disposed downstream of the light sources collectively.. .
| Tank, a fuel storage system, and an aircraft|
A storage tank (25) of a storage system. The storage tank (25) includes a container (30) and a dynamic ventilation line (35) incorporated therein, said dynamic ventilation line (35) being provided with an air-no-fuel valve (45) that shuts off in the presence of fuel, the air-no-fuel valve (45) communicating with an internal space (int) of the container (30) via an upstream pipe (40) placed inside the container (30), a downstream pipe (50) secured to a wall (31) of the container (30) extending from the air-no-fuel valve (45) and opening out into a dynamic air intake (53) communicating with the outside air (200), said storage tank having at least one communication orifice (300) for communicating with other tanks..
| Aircraft landing gear|
An aircraft (11) with at least an inflatable device (41) installed in a cavity (21) in its external surface which is equipped with a door (25) for opening/closing said cavity (21) is provided. The inflatable device (41), comprising a cushion (45) and a gas generator is configured for filling the cavity (21) with the cushion (45) when it is inflated with the gas supplied by said gas generator, without protruding from the cavity (21) for reducing the downstream air flow disturbances generated by said cavity (21) when the door (25) is open.
| Color change valve device|
A color change valve device includes: a manifold including on an inside a paint passage, and to which connector passages are provided to radially penetrate therethrough at plural locations axially spaced from each other; a wash air valve and a wash liquid valve connected to the connector passages at a most upstream side among the respective connector passages in the manifold; paint valves connected to the connector passages in the manifold to be positioned at a downstream side of the respective valves; and a swirl flow forming member provided in the paint passage in the manifold for forming a swirl flow by the wash air and the wash liquid, wherein the swirl flow forming member is arranged across an entire length of the paint passage.. .
| Powder supply apparatus and powder supply method|
A powder feeding system for feeding powder in a feed tank via a valve for powder downstream of the feed tank and through a powder delivery pipe, the powder feeding system including: a powder fluidizing portion provided in the feed tank and configured to introduce fluidizing gas for fluidizing the powder; and a powder refluidizing portion provided between the powder fluidizing portion and the valve for powder and configured to introduce refluidizing gas for refluidizing the powder.. .
| Apparatus, system and method for separating solids in submersible pump applications|
An apparatus, system and method for separating solids in submersible pump applications are described. The solids separator of the invention removes solids from produced well fluid thereby reducing abrasive affects from those solids in electric submersible pump (esp) well production applications and increasing the lifespan of the esp assembly.
| Method for operating an aircraft cooling system and aircraft cooling system|
In a method for operating an aircraft cooling system a cooling medium is guided through a cooling circuit, which is connected to a refrigerating machine and to at least one cooling station associated with a cooling energy consumer, to supply cooling medium cooled by the refrigerating to the cooling station. A temperature of the cooling medium upstream of the cooling station and a temperature of the cooling medium downstream of the cooling station are detected.
| Vehicular air-conditioning system|
An air conditioning device for a vehicle, provided with: an air blower unit having a first introduction path and a second introduction path through which inside air or outside air is sucked into an upper fan and a lower fan by switching between switching doors; and an air conditioning unit for discharging air into the vehicle interior. The air conditioning device for a vehicle is characterized in that the first introduction path is an introduction path into which only the outside air is introduced when the inside air and the outside air are sucked separately and in that an outside air amount adjustment mechanism for limiting the amount of delivery of the outside air according to the speed of the vehicle is provided in the first introduction path or at a position downstream thereof to reduce the generation of wind noise at a defroster opening or a face opening..
| Tape feeder and parts mounting device|
On a guide surface 21e formed on a pressing member 21 for guiding carrier tape 15 while pressing it down from its upper surface side, there is provided a projecting portion 27 which projects downwardly in a given range along a tape feed direction correspondingly to such outer edge position of base tape 15a as exists downstream of a tape peeling position peeling off a top tape from the base tape 15a and more outwardly than the feed hole 15d of the base tape 15a. Thus, while the pressing member 21 is pressing down the carrier tape 15 from its upper surface side, the projecting portion 27 is contacted with the outer edge position of the base tape 15a from its upper surface side to thereby prevent the base tape 15a against vibration..
| Flow control of combustible mixture into combustion chamber|
In a premix supply, for supplying a fuel and oxidizer gas into a combustion chamber for burning, the premix supply having a smaller diameter flow than the combustion chamber, the premix supply comprising at least one dielectric barrier discharge device (dbd) comprising two electrodes separated by a dielectric, improved flame stability limits may be provided for the adjacent combustor by the actuation of the dbd to induce ionic wind. Both electrodes may be provided in a single wall of the premix supply.
| System and method for drum level control|
A level control system is provided. The system includes multiple sensors configured to measure multiple parameters related to a drum, wherein the multiple parameters include a drum liquid level, a vapor flow rate leaving the drum, a downstream pressure of the drum, and a feed-liquid flow rate entering the drum.
In a boiler, a heat exchanger provided in one of two flow paths formed by partitioning a downstream portion of a flow path for exhaust gas discharged from a furnace has a smaller total heat transfer area than a heat exchanger provided in the other of the two flow paths; the exhaust gases discharged from the flow paths to outside the boiler are introduced, without being mixed, into an air heater downstream of the boiler; and, in the air heater, the heat of the exhaust gases is transferred to the primary air and the secondary air so as to heat combustion air.. .
| Discrete mechanism for electronic transmission range selection|
A hydraulic control system for a transmission is provided. The hydraulic control system includes a source of pressurized hydraulic fluid that communicates with a discrete electronic transmission range selection (etrs) subsystem.
| Apparatus for measuring at least one characteristic value of a multiphase fluid mixture|
An apparatus (1) for measuring at least one characteristic value of a multiphase fluid mixture (13) comprises: a pipe section (20) having a main flow path through which the multiphase fluid mixture (13) flows, the main flow path comprising a throat (22) between an upstream part (21) and a downstream part (23) of the main flow path such as to generate a pressure drop between the upstream part (21) and the downstream part (23); a first sensing arrangement (28, 33, 29, 34, 35, 36) to measure a first characteristic value of the multiphase fluid mixture (13) flowing into the main flow path; -a channel (25) being positioned within the wall of the pipe section (20) such as to maintain similar operating conditions as in the main flow path, the channel (25) being coupled to the main flow path by an inlet (24) at the up-stream part (21), or the throat (22), and by an outlet (26) at the downstream part (23), or the throat (22), such that the pressure drop generates an aspiration effect diverting a sample of the multiphase fluid mixture (13) flowing through the main flow path into the channel (25), the channel (25) having an internal diameter (70) such that said multiphase fluid mixture sample flows in successive separated enriched phase samples (42, 52) within the channel (25); and a second sensing arrangement (30) to measure a second characteristic value of one of the phase of the multiphase fluid mixture sample flowing into the channel (25).. .
| Method and apparatus of flush pump feature for portable liquid purifying filter|
A flush pump feature on a liquid purifying filter includes a segment of flexible tubing containing a small bulb pump is described. Two check valves are positioned upstream and downstream of the bulb pump which then terminates with a simple manually operated open/closed valve.
| Differential pressure transmitter with redundant sensors|
A system for measuring flow of process fluid through process piping, includes a flow restriction in the process piping generating a differential pressure between an upstream side of the restriction and a downstream side of the restriction. The differential pressure is related to flow of the process fluid.
| Glass manufacturing apparatus and methods for manufacturing a glass ribbon|
A glass manufacturing apparatus is described herein that comprises a forming device configured to produce a glass ribbon and a pull roll device which draws the glass ribbon downward from the forming device. The pull roll device has a first roll apparatus, a second roll apparatus, and a third roll apparatus.