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| Compact air or water turbine actuated generator having an air tunneling feature for use on a land or water based vehicle|
An air or water turbine actuated generator having an air funneling feature. Comprises one or more funnels concentrating a flow of air or water onto a turbine connected to a generator and related power converter and battery.
| System and coupling device for automatically coupling a mobile machine, in particular a container-stacking crane, to a mobile consumer supply system, and a coupling therefor|
According to the invention, an energy guiding chain (12) with an entrainment member (24) serves as a movable supply. A mechanical coupling is proposed with a coupling piece (26) on the end portion (22) and a coupling counterpart (28) on the entrainment member (24).
| Mold assembly caps used in fabricating infiltrated downhole tools|
An example mold assembly system includes a mold assembly including a mold forming a bottom of the mold assembly, a funnel operatively coupled to the mold, and an infiltration chamber defined at least partially by the mold and the funnel, the infiltration chamber being used for forming an infiltrated downhole tool. A mold assembly cap is positionable on the mold assembly and including a sidewall extendable about an outer periphery of the mold assembly at least partially along a height of the mold assembly.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
A cavitation engine configured to produce superheat steam from injected liquid water. The cavitation engine includes a funnel shaped impact chamber having an impact surface having a temperature of at least 375 degrees fahrenheit, a small diameter opening at a bottom of the impact chamber, and an expansion chamber below the small diameter opening.
|Intermittent catheters having hydration/gripper devices|
An intermittent catheter has a catheter shaft extending between a proximal end portion and a distal end portion, with a drainage funnel associated with the distal end portion of the catheter shaft. A hydration device encircles at least a portion of the drainage funnel and defines a hydrating fluid-containing reservoir in fluid communication with at least one fluid-release port.
|Geothermal power generating system|
Geothermal power generating system in which turbine/generators are driven by hot gases and energy from a geothermal source. Both terrestrial and marine embodiments are disclosed and, in some embodiments, include a support structure positioned above a source of geothermal energy, one or more turbine/generators suspended from the support structure by a deployment system that can move the turbine/generators toward and away from a source of geothermal energy, heat sensors on the turbine/generators for sensing heat from the geothermal energy source, a control system responsive to the heat sensors for activating the deployment system to move the turbine/generators away from the geothermal energy source if the heat from the geothermal energy source becomes too great.
A container assembly being separable into a plurality of sections includes a container that is divided into a plurality of selectively removable sections. Thus, the removable sections are manipulated to define a bottle, a cup, a dish and a funnel.
|Windshield washer conditioner|
A system and method of collecting and conditioning rainwater and other moisture, such as dew, from a windshield of a vehicle and utilizing the collected fluid to replenish the fluids in the windshield washer reservoir. A collection funnel is positioned on a vehicle in order to collect rainwater and other moisture.
Wiperfill Holdings Llc
A thin lightweight absorbent, adjustable, disposable, protective sink liner for use with the bathroom sink, kitchen sink, and associated method, a apparatus that is flexible, lightweight, non-woven, universal, conforming, fibrous, non-porous and compressed having a drain hole, flap, accordion folds and scored lines to transform the apparatus from a flat one dimensional object into a three dimensional funnel shaped object infused with aroma fragrances, and imprinted on its surface with colorful, and beautifully designed adhesive appliques, to all makeup the embodiment of a sink liner that is invented as a sink barrier; to catch dirt, dust, personal hygiene, and daily grooming debris that fall into the sink as a result of performing personal hygiene and beauty grooming activities over the sink.. .
|Safety nail clipper for pets|
A safety nail clipper for safe and fast cutting of the nails of a pet or wild animal can include a nail clipper body, a cutting implement, and a funnel, such that the funnel can guide a pet nail to a cutting location. Alternatively, a safety nail clipper can include a top piece, a top blade, a bottom piece, a bottom blade, and a funnel, such that the funnel guides a pet nail to a cutting location, where the top and the bottom blades meet when the top and bottom pieces are pressed together.
Method for producing granular polysilicon
Segregation of silicon granules in the fluidized bed production of polycrystalline silicon is achieved by successively transferring granular polycrystalline silicon through a plurality of vessels designed for funnel flow of granular material. The transfers may occur prior to introduction of feed particles into the reactor, or the enlarged granules from the reactor may be thus transferred to improve product size uniformity..
Wacker Chemie Ag
Pill sorter with bag sealer
A pill sorter with bag sealer designed for the dispensation and storage of easily transportable packages of medication. The pill sorter has one or more independent chambers that can store pills or other medication.
An abrading device includes a funnel and an outlet orifice disposed within the funnel for passage of abrasive material, where a distance between the outlet orifice and a bottom end of the funnel is adjustable. An exhaust tube is coupled to the funnel for withdrawal of spent abrasive material from the funnel..
Mold assemblies with integrated thermal mass for fabricating infiltrated downhole tools
An example mold assembly for fabricating an infiltrated downhole tool includes a mold defining a bottom of the mold assembly and a funnel operatively coupled to the mold. An infiltration chamber is defined at least partially by the mold and the funnel to receive and contain matrix reinforcement materials and a binder material used to form the infiltrated downhole tool.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
Mold assemblies that actively heat infiltrated downhole tools
An example mold assembly for fabricating an infiltrated downhole tool includes a mold forming a bottom of the mold assembly, and a funnel operatively coupled to the mold. An infiltration chamber is defined at least partially by the mold and the funnel to receive and contain matrix reinforcement materials and a binder material used to form the infiltrated downhole tool.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
Sorting and bagging apparatus and method
A sorting and bagging apparatus including a container defining an internal chamber with an opening thereinto and a lid configured to be positioned on the container. The lid defines a through opening aligned with the opening into the container.
Solar energy funneling using thermoplastics for algae and cyanobacteria growth
Disclosed is a wavelength conversion material for use in a photo-bioreactor for growing phototrophic organisms. The wavelength conversion material includes an organic fluorescent dye and a polymeric matrix, wherein the organic fluorescent dye is solubilized in the polymeric matrix.
Sabic Global Technologies B.v.
Baffled donut use in forming gypsum board
A system and method for introducing a slurry mixture for making gypsum board is disclosed. The system includes, for example, a mixer, a foam injector, and a canister for mixing and moving a slurry mixture of foam and gypsum slurry.
Continental Building Products Operating Company, Llc
Systems and methods for compressing plasma
Embodiments of systems and methods for compressing plasma are described in which plasma pressures above the breaking point of solid material can be achieved by injecting a plasma into a funnel of liquid metal in which the plasma is compressed and/or heated.. .
General Fusion Inc.
Shotgun shell automated wad dispenser assembly
The following invention provides method of retrofitting an automated wad dispensing attachment for shotgun shell reloading machines. The invention consist of the following separate parts described from proximal the distal.
Extended cool-down time subsea choke
A subsea choke system includes a flow control device fluidity coupled to a subsea well and a choke coupled to the flow control device. The choke includes a choke body coupled to the flow control device.
Fmc Technologies, Inc.
Atomic layer deposition chamber with funnel-shaped gas dispersion channel and gas distribution plate
Methods and apparatus for processing a substrate are provided herein. In some embodiments, a substrate processing chamber includes: a chamber body; a chamber lid assembly having a housing enclosing a central channel that extends along a central axis and has an upper portion and a lower portion; a lid plate coupled to the housing and having a contoured bottom surface that extends downwardly and outwardly from a central opening coupled to the lower portion of the central channel to a peripheral portion of the lid plate; and a gas distribution plate disposed below the lid plate and having a plurality of apertures disposed through the gas distribution plate..
Applied Materials, Inc.
Rocket landing systems
A rocket landing stabilization system can include one or more upright support structures such as posts, columns, or walls, from which one or more stabilizing elements can be supported. The stabilizing elements can be used to stabilize a rocket as it lands at a landing site.
Exhaust arrangement for aircraft having sensor
An exhaust arrangement is for an aircraft having sensing equipment and a front prop engine. An extension mounts on the underside along an edge of the fuselage to direct exhaust from the engine's exhaust pipes to a point to or past the sensing equipment typically exposed at the mid-section of the aircraft.
Laminated microfluidic device with membrane valves
The invention relates to a method for making a laminated microfluidics with membrane valves. The method comprises (a) generating a membrane valve assembly comprising (1) laminating three plastic foils together, the top foil comprising one through hole for each valve, the middle foil has a slit pattern connecting each valve hole of the top foil, and the bottom foil has one through hole for each valve and one additional hole entering the slit pattern; (2) placing the laminated foil, bottom foil down on a mould half having a smooth mould surface with one or more perpendicularly protruding cylinders that concentrically fit within the through holes of the laminated foil yet leave room for a membrane to form, and clamping a second mould half to close the mould; (3) injecting and allowing to cure a liquid rubber through a funnel associated with the bottom mould half and the additional hole on the bottom foil layer; and (b) laminating the membrane valve assembly and a flow path.
Ge Healthcare Bio-sciences Ab
Fluid filter apparatus
The present invention is directed to a collapsible filter apparatus. The collapsible filter apparatus includes an expandable top fluid retention portion, a filter portion and a collapsible funnel portion.
Town & Country Living
Contrast agent removing device and contrast agent removing method
A contrast agent removing device configured to remove a contrast agent from blood vessels includes: an elongated outer tube 40; an inner tube 20 arranged in an interior of the outer tube 40; an expandable portion 30 interlocked with a distal portion of the inner tube 20 and configured to be capable of being stored within the outer tube 40 and to expand radially outward in a funnel shape opening in a distal direction by projecting from the outer tube in the distal direction; and a fixing portion 80 provided at the rim of the expandable portion 30 and configured to be capable of being fixed to a contact object.. .
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
System for preparing beverage consumptions
A system for preparing beverage consumptions, comprising an appliance arranged for preparing and dispensing a beverage consumption; and at least one exchangeable supply pack arranged for holding and supplying a beverage related ingredient. The appliance includes a loading channel arranged for receiving the at least one exchangeable supply pack.
Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.v.
Transcatheter prosthetic heart valve delivery system and method
A system for percutaneous delivery of a stented prosthetic heart valve. The system includes a delivery device with a self-expanding prosthetic heart valve attached thereto and a delivery sheath with an opening on a distal end thereof.
Mold assemblies used for fabricating downhole tools
An example mold assembly for fabricating an infiltrated downhole tool includes a mold forming a bottom of the mold assembly, and a funnel operatively coupled to the mold and having an inner wall, an outer wall, and a cavity defined between the inner and outer walls. An infiltration chamber is defined at least partially by the mold and the funnel.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
A device for dispensing a composition and methods of dispensing a composition
Devices and related methods are provided for dispensing compositions having a tip (72) including an inner tapered funnel portion (74); a hollow barrel (84) including an outer tapered surface portion (86), an inner surface, an open front end, and an open back end opposite the front end; and a piston (16), where the outer tapered surface portion of the barrel aligns and releasably engages with the inner tapered funnel portion of the tip, and where the piston is in sliding engagement with the barrel. Applications include, but are not limited to, dispensing dental materials such as composites, adhesives, etchants, glass ionomers, cements, and sealants..
3m Innovative Properties Company
Specimen collection container assembly
A specimen collection container includes inner and outer tubes. The inner tube includes a bottom end, a top end, and a sidewall extending therebetween defining an interior.
Becton, Dickinson And Company
Bolus feeding device
A bolus feeding device is disclosed that provides for more effective and convenient g-tube feeding. The device includes a chassis that houses a chamber for storing the bolus, a trigger-piston assembly for compressing the bolus, a chamber hatch for accessing the chamber, and a dispensing unit for transferring the bolus into a g-tube.
Animal litter box
A litter box for an animal, typically a pet, comprises a base which holds a drain pan that contains litter. A drawer slides to and from the interior cavity of the base.
Electronically steerable antenna using reconfigurable power divider based on cylindrical electromagnetic band gap (cebg) structure
A low complexity/cost beamsteering antenna includes a central line feed affixed to a radial waveguide structure, radiating elements positioned along the circumference of the radial waveguide structure, and a plurality of active elements interspersed along the surface of the radial waveguide structure between the central line feed and the radiating elements. The active elements may comprise pin diodes or microelectromechanical system (mems) components, and may be selectively activated/deactivated by dc switches in order to direct the propagation of an rf signal over the radial waveguide structure in a manner similar to a power divider.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Ground water collection system
The ground water collection system is a filtering system for removing debris from ground water prior to drainage into a sewer line. The ground water collection system includes a basin having a drainage outlet formed through at least one sidewall.
Multi-stage bubble column humidifier apparatus
A downcomer apparatus for use in a multi-stage bubble column humidifier. The humidifier comprises at least a first, second and third stage, wherein each of said stages includes an inlet, an outlet and a chamber defined by said stage, in fluid communication with the inlet and the outlet.
King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals
Non-slip tread with alveolar structure
A non-slip tread, applicable to the footwear sector, having in correspondence of the heel and the front half-sole, two areas with alveolar structure whose cells consist of walls converging on a hole to form a funnel-shaped surface. Each hole is a through hole, that is, it passes right through the thickness of the tread and communicates with a transverse channel for lateral outflow made inside the tread..
Al. Pi. S.r.l.
Method of preventing snails from accessing the upper portions of a tree
A method of preventing snails from reaching the upper portion of the plant or tree utilizes a device which bars access to leaves and fruit subject to attack from the snails. Embodiments of the device utilized in the method have an inner funnel-shaped sleeve which biases against the tree trunk to provide a sufficiently tight closure to prevent snails from climbing between the trunk and the device.
Device and filtering molten metal
A device and method for transferring filtered molten metal to a die casting mold. The device and method include a casting filtration system that includes a funnel and a continuously replaceable filter placed fluidly between a molten metal source and a casting mold.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc
Stoma protective device
A stoma protective device is provided, comprising: a circular base ring having a top surface; a cylindrical wall extending from the top surface of the base ring and having a diameter less than a diameter of the base ring; and a hood extending from the cylindrical wall, the hood having a funnel shape with an opening through a top portion extending through at least a portion of a side portion. The base ring is configured to be secured between a flange secured to a patient's stoma and a ring secured to an ostomy pouch, whereby the hood protrudes into the interior of the ostomy pouch..
Funnel support and storage systems
The invention provides a funnel support system, wherein an exemplary embodiment is a funnel tree system comprising a base, a central trunk, and numerous branches, the branches angled upwards to receive funnels for storage and/or support. In use, the funnel tree may be placed in a bucket to contain residues from the funnels.
The dehumidifier container for storing desiccant includes a storage compartment and a holding compartment. The storage compartment has side walls and a bottom base to form a top opening with attachment devices.
Core Pacific, Llc
A new and distinct guzmania hybrid named ‘retro’ characterized by solid growth habit; funnel-form rosette plant, measuring about 20-25 cm in height (above the pot when flowering); numerous, green color foliage (measuring about 19 to 28 cm length and about 3 cm in width). Superior floral bract production; bracts are red in color (closest to rhs 44c), singular hear inflorescence, measuring about 9 cm in height and about 13 cm in diameter, and long-lasting habit..
A new and distinct guzmania hybrid named ‘royale’ characterized by solid growth habit; funnel-form rosette plant, measuring about 20-25 cm in height (above the pot when flowering); numerous, green color foliage (measuring about 25 to 35 cm length and about 3 cm in width) superior floral bract production; bracts are orange-red in color (closest to rhs33a), singular head inflorescence, measuring about 9 cm in height and about 15 cm in diameter; and long-lasting habit.. .
Corn Bak B.v.
Flying booster system
An orbiter launch system for sending a spacecraft into orbit from the upper atmosphere. An orbiter launch assembly is connected to a launch system transporter, wherein the launch system transporter provides lift surfaces for shuttling the orbiter launch assembly and a space orbiter into the upper atmosphere.
Apparatus and methods for aspirating and separating components of different densities from a physiological fluid containing cells
A system for separating components defining a cavity for receiving the fluid. The system further includes a rigid insert slidably disposed in the cavity, the insert including a funnel-shaped upper portion and a hole therethrough.
Babies' magic tea
A method of preparing tea comprising steps (a) selecting raw materials, wherein the raw materials include organic cumin seeds and organic funnel seeds; (b) washing the raw materials thoroughly; (c) sterilization of the raw materials via air-drying; (d) mixing a predetermined amount of organic funnel seeds and a predetermined amount of organic cumin seeds into a tea bags, wherein the tea bag is 1.5 g; (e) boiling 8 ounces of water, wherein the tea bag is added to the boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes; and (f) serving the tea to a baby at room temperature wherein the tea is intended for babies to reduce colic, gas, constipation, and acid reflux.. .
Pet exercise and entertainment device
Implementations described and claimed herein provide systems, apparatuses, and methods for exercising and entertaining a pet. In one implementation, a pet exercise and entertainment device includes a launch funnel for launching projectiles for a pet to retrieve.
Drip irrigation hose with outboard parallel inlets
Disclosed is a drip irrigation hose with an emitter, devoid of fluid storage, the emitter comprising, a plurality of holes, running along a first edge and a second edge of the emitter, wherein the plurality of holes enable filtration. An inlet support positioned at a first side of the emitter, wherein the inlet support has an inverted funnel shape, with a separating structure extending from at least one corner of the inverted funnel.
Jain Irrigation Systems Limited
Sample inlet and vacuum system for portable mass spectrometer
An inlet and vacuum system for a portable, or handheld, mass spectrometer. The mass spectrometer comprises three vacuum chambers, which includes two ion funnels connected in series in the first two vacuum chambers, followed by a mass spectrometer analyzer and ion detector in the third vacuum chamber.