|| List of recent Pipes-related patents
|Building drainage system pipes with improved performance at low flow|
Building drainage system pipes with improved performance at low flow are disclosed. The pipes have two or more conjoined portions.
|Cooling device for rack-type electronic equipment and data centre|
The present invention provides a cooling device for rack-type electronic equipment. The rack-type electronic equipment is provided with electronic circuit devices having different heating quantities inside an enclosure, and the cooling device has multiple heat pipes for cooling the rack-type electronic equipment.
|System of support thrust from wasted exhaust|
Systems and methods for influencing thrust of a gas turbine engine are disclosed. A system includes a plurality of pipes positioned at an exhaust nozzle of the gas turbine engine.
|Pipe-joining method and apparatus for producing underwater pipelines, and underwater-pipeline-laying vessel comprising such an apparatus|
A method of joining pipes to produce underwater pipelines, wherein the facing free ends of two adjacent pipes, aligned along an axis, are welded to define a cutback; a protective sheet of plastic material is extruded close to the cutback; and the protective sheet is wound about the cutback.. .
|Contactor module with hydrophobic capillary membranes, integrated in a heat exchanger and hybrid plant for the dehumidification/conditioning of air|
The present invention concerns a contact module (10) operating with three fluids, air, coolant fluid and desiccant solution, with hydrophobic tubular membranes for the dehumidification and/or cooling of process air, said contact module comprising plurality of conduits (1) for the refrigerant fluid, in particular typically frigorific evaporating fluid, the contact module being characterized in that:—the space between said plurality of conduits (1) is substantially filled with a plurality of capillary pipes (2) in hydrophobic micro-porous membrane whose lumen is suitable to be crossed by and whose main extension direction is perpendicular to said plurality of conduits (1);—on the two opposite surfaces of the contact module at the ends of said plurality of capillary pipes, one or more closing material layers, in particular of hardening resin, are disposed, for incorporating the end parts of said plurality of capillary pipes and sealing the thus created space between said plurality of capillary pipes, said space being suitable to let a desiccant solution pass which laps the external surface of said plurality of capillary pipes without being able to penetrate in their interior owing to the hydrophobic nature of their material, said two opposite surfaces having been subjected to cutting mechanical operations to the end of opening the lumen of said more capillary pipes making thus possible the passage of the air to be dehumidified and/or cooled;—on the opposite surfaces at the ends of said plurality of conduits (1) respective collectors (2) are arranged for the collection of the coolant fluid and the desiccant solution. The invention further concerns an integrated plant (300, 400) for the dehumidification and conditioning of air, which makes use of one or two contact modules according to the invention..
|Pressurized solar power system|
Systems and methods for generating electrical power using a solar power system comprising pressurized pipes for transporting liquid water. The pressurized pipes flow through solar collectors which concentrate sunlight on the water flowing through the pipes.
|Nasal aspirator for babies|
A device for suctioning nasal secretions, including a nasal tip having an opening through which the nasal secretions are suctioned, a first pipe, a first end of which is connected to the nasal tip and the other end of which communicates via a first opening, and a second pipe, one end of which communicates via a second opening, and these two pipes form an angle no more than 90°, and the opening connected to the nasal tip is aligned with the second pipe and arranged with the air stream exiting the opening of the second pipe.. .
|High throughput semiconductor deposition system|
A reactor for growing or depositing semiconductor films or devices. The reactor may be designed for inline production of iii-v materials grown by hydride vapor phase epitaxy (hvpe).
|Annulus ring hole drill|
An apparatus for drilling annulus ring hole, comprising: a down-the-hole (dth) percussion hammer assembly, the dth percussion hammer assembly comprising one or more dth percussion hammers, an annulus ring structural housing having an outer diameter (od) and an inner diameter (id) for accommodating the dth percussion hammers within space between the od and the id of the annulus ring structural housing; one or more drill pipes being connected serially with each other forming a string of drill pipes, the string of serially connected drill pipes being connected to the dth percussion hammer assembly; a top pipe with one or more exhaust openings being connected to the string of serially connected drill pipes; an air or fluid distributor being connected to the top pipe; and a rotary head providing rotational turning motion for the apparatus, and the rotary head being connected to the air distributor.. .
|Heat exchanger and air conditioner|
A first header collecting pipe is divided into an upper space corresponding to an upper heat exchange region and a lower space corresponding to a lower heat exchange region. The lower space is divided into a plurality of communication spaces corresponding respectively to auxiliary heat exchange parts of the lower heat exchange region.
|Breathable multi-component exhaust insulation system|
A breathable, multi-layer exhaust insulation system is provided. The system includes a multi-layer sleeve, wherein the first layer, which is positioned adjacent the exhaust system pipes, is a braided sleeve which may be constructed from high-temperature resistant materials such as e-glass, s-glass, silica or ceramic.
|Methods and apparatus for providing fluidic inserts into an exhaust stream to reduce jet noise from a nozzle|
A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product are provided in connection reducing jet noise from a convergent-divergent nozzle that includes a divergent section through which at least portion of an exhaust gas flows at supersonic speeds. In one example, an apparatus is equipped with one or more injection ports arranged on the divergent section of the convergent-divergent nozzle, one or more delivery pipes coupled to each of the one or more injection ports on the exterior surface side of the divergent section and operable to transport an injection gas from a source to the divergent section through the one or more injection ports, and a controller operable to control at least one parameter associated with introduction of the injection gas.
|Method for preheating fuels in a gas turbine engine|
A method and apparatus are disclosed which are directed generally to gas turbine engine systems and specifically to a method utilizing a heat pipe or pipes associated with a thermal oxidizer for preheating a fuel-air mixture. This preheating of a fuel-air mixture allows a substantial reduction in size a thermal oxidizer used as a combustor so that it can be used with all fuels, especially natural gas..
|Injector for the combustion chamber of a gas turbine having a dual fuel circuit, and combustion chamber provided with at least one such injector|
A starting injector usable in all flight modes without additional cost or weight. The starting injector includes a dual fuel circuit and an air circuit.
|An ozone-resistant polyurethane composition and associated method of production|
The ozone-resistant polyurethane composition according to the present invention, which is for the linings of valves, pipes or ozone contactors used in advanced water-treatment plants, comprises: 100 parts by weight of a polyurethane prepolymer consisting of toluene diisocyanate and poly(tetramethylene ether)glycol; from 8 to 14 parts by weight of 6-methyl-2,4-bis(methylthio)phenylene-1,3-diamine; and from 0.8 to 2.8 parts by weight of benzophenone or benzotriazole. Also, the production method for the ozone-resistant polyurethane composition according to the present invention, which is for the linings of valves, pipes or ozone contactors used in advanced water treatment plants, comprises the steps of: mixing from 0.8 to 2.8 parts by weight of benzophenone or benzotriazole in 100 parts by weight of a polyurethane prepolymer consisting of toluene diisocyanate and poly(tetramethylene ether)glycol, and stirring for between 25 and 35 minutes at between 90 and 100° c.; and mixing from 8 to 14 parts by weight of 6-methyl-2,4-bis(methylthio)phenylene-1,3-diamine into the stirred liquid..
|Spring lock culvert pipe liner|
Devices, apparatus, systems and methods for forming rolled up spiral shaped tubular inserts of interlocking seams of elongated strip material and for inserting the inserts into damaged channels such as culverts, sewer lines, pipes, and the like. The inserts are released to expand outward and unravel until the walls of the unraveling insert abut against interior walls of the damaged channel forming a protective interior wall for the damaged channel.
|Systems and methods for thermal management for telecommunications enclosures using heat pipes|
Systems and methods for thermal management for telecommunications enclosures are provided. In one embodiment, a method for thermal management for modular radio frequency (rf) electronics housed within an electronics enclosure comprises: distributing heat generated from an rf electronics component installed on a first thermal region of an electronics module base plate across the first thermal region using at least one primary heat pipe that laterally traverses the first thermal region; distributing heat generated from the rf electronics component to a second thermal region using at least one secondary heat pipe not parallel with the at least one primary heat pipe; conductively transferring heat across a thermal interface between the electronics module back-plate and a backplane of an electronics enclosure that houses the electronics module, wherein the backplane comprises a plurality heat sink fins aligned with the at least one primary heat pipe and the at least one secondary heat pipe..
|Rack mounted electronics having connectors with heat cooling fingers|
A system and method for cooling a plurality of connectors interfacing electrical and optical signals to circuit boards in an electronics cabinet, such as backplane connectors routing signals to circuit boards housed in card cage assemblies. Heat pipes coupled to the connectors efficiently remove heat from the connectors and sink the connector heat to a cold junction of a liquid cooling system, which cooling system may also extract heat from air flow cooling the circuit boards such that the system is room neutral, meaning that the ambient temperature remains constant during operation of the system.
|Pipe fixing part structure for vehicle|
To provide a pipe fixing part structure for a vehicle that can prevent the invasion of foreign substances into an under cover and the occurrence of a strange sound and can protect pipes without using a protective member. As a fixing part structure of pipes 2 to 5 for a vehicle, in which part of the bottom surface of a floor panel 1 is covered by an under cover 6 and the pipes 2 to 5 are arranged in the front-back direction of the vehicle between the under cover 6 and the floor panel 1, adopted is a configuration in which: a clamp 7 that holds the pipes 2 to 5 is fixed to the bottom surface of the floor panel 1; a cutout 6a is formed in a vertical wall 6a at at least a front end edge of the under cover 6; and the clamp 7 is placed in the cutout 6a.
|Quick-action coupling for pipes|
A quick-action coupling for pipes, including two joint components joined at respective ends of pipes, an engaging element constraining the two joint components together. The engaging element includes a flange longitudinally solidly constrained to one of the components; a lever hinged to the flange; a hook engaging the other component and hinged to the lever.
|Friction stir joining of curved surfaces|
A system and method for joining curved surfaces such as pipes by obtaining pipes having additional rough stock material on the pipe ends, the rough stock material being precision machine processed to prepare complementary face profiles on each of the curved surfaces and then performing friction stir joining of the pipes to obtain a joint that has fewer defects than joints created from conventional welding.. .
|System and method for identifying a ballooning zone|
A method and apparatus for identifying a ballooning zone in downhole formations. In one embodiment, a method for identifying a ballooning zone in downhole formations includes disposing a drill string in a wellbore.
|Electronics enclosures with high thermal performance and related system and method|
Various apparatuses, methods, and systems are provided for cooling electronic components. For example, an apparatus includes an electronics enclosure having multiple ribs configured to separate electronic components.
|Method and arrangement for treatment of liner sleeve|
A method for preparing a resizing sleeve for lining a joining point in a pipe assembly having pipes of thicker and thinner diameter. The method includes stretching the resizing sleeve in diameter to the size of the thicker pipe in diameter of the pipe assembly, installing an installation hat according to the thicker pipe in diameter of the pipe assembly by airtightly gluing it onto the stretched resizing sleeve, and returning the resizing sleeve to the size of the thinner pipe in diameter of the pipe assembly to be lined.
An air controller comprises a shield adapted to be disposed around pipes, the shield may include at least one layer having an elongated surface, the surface having at least one geometrical pattern mounted on the surface and substantially covering a portion of the surface. The pattern may include an effective number of plurality of laterally extending repeating elements, wherein the elements are directly applied to the pipes creating plurality of contact surfaces effective to control flow of air from the pipes..
|Solar energy gathering device|
A solar energy gathering device includes a heat storage unit, a number of heat gathering units and a number of fresnel lenses. Each of the heat gathering units includes a transparent glass block having a vacuum receiving space, and a heat pipe received in the vacuum receiving space and in thermally contact with the heat storage unit.
|Solar collector with heat exchanger and absorption vacuum tubes|
An absorption vacuum tube (2) with heat pipe (3), a condenser (4) of which is placed in a plugged stub pipe (5) of a dry type heat exchanger (1) of a solar collector, is characterised in that it comprises more than one heat pipe (3), preferably two to six. The plugged stub pipes (5) are located in walls of the heat exchanger (1) in groups, creating stub pipe sets, in which the condensers (4) of the heat pipes (3), situated in one absorption vacuum tube (2), are located.
|Electrical raft with map|
An electrical raft 200 is provided that has electrical conductors 252 embedded in a rigid material 220. The electrical raft 200 may have other embedded components, such as embedded fluid pipes 210.
|Methods of using light to repair hernia defects|
A hernia repair method includes the step of identifying a hernia defect in a patient, the hernia defect having a size, a location, and a shape. The method involves positioning a dispensing instrument laparoscopically into the patient adjacent the hernia defect.
|Cooling in a thermal cycler using heat pipes|
A device for amplifying a nucleic acid sample may include a sample holder configured to receive a nucleic acid sample, a heating system configured to raise the temperature of the sample, a cooling system configured to lower the temperature of the sample, and a controller configured to operably control the heating system and the cooling system to cycle the device through a desired time-temperature profile. The cooling system may include at least one heat pipe and a heat sink and the at least one heat pipe may include a first portion disposed proximate to the sample holder and a second portion disposed proximate to the heat sink..
|Expansion circuit board cooling|
Method and apparatus for cooling components on an expansion circuit board, heat is transmitted from components on the expansion circuit board to a thermal connector via heatpipes or other heat transmitting means, the thermal connector configured to communicate heat to a counterpart thermal connector when the expansion circuit board is installed.. .
|Apparatus for generating a multi-vibrational field|
An apparatus may deliver multi-vibrational electromagnetic (mvem) fields which are independent but may work simultaneously. The mvem fields may be used in many applications, including eliminating calcium build-up in pipes, reducing soap usage in laundry, reducing salt usage in water softeners, reducing chlorine use in pools, inhibiting algae growth, increasing water clarity, restructuring or inhibiting nitrates, restructuring or inhibiting tannins, restructuring or inhibiting calcium salts and other minerals, treating pain, treating inflammation, enhancing after-surgery healing, and improving circulation in treated areas of animals and humans.