|| List of recent Pressor-related patents
| Method for stable expression of suppressors of rnai in plants by direct genetic transformation of seeds|
The present invention relates to a method for producing transgenic plants comprising agrobacterium mediated in planta transformation of seeds capable of overexpressing the rnai suppressor proteins. The invention also relates to a rapid method for generating transgenic rice plants stably expressing the viral suppressors of rnai by directly transforming the seeds and growing them in presence of appropriate selection markers.
| Data processing apparatus, method for processing data, and computer readable recording medium recorded with program to perform the method|
A data processing apparatus includes a first storage device which stores compressed data therein, a second storage device which accesses and temporarily stores the compressed data stored in the first storage device, a data decompressor which generates decompressed data by decompressing the compressed data and outputs the decompressed data to the second storage device so that the decompressed data is temporarily stored in the second storage device, and a controller which accesses the decompressed data temporarily stored in the second storage device. The data decompressor directly scatters the decompressed data into a page cache based on addresses of the page cache.
| Two-stage turbocharger control systems and methods|
A turbocharger control method includes: determining a first desired pressure ratio across a first compressor of a first turbocharger; based on the first desired pressure ratio, determining a first desired duty cycle for a first wastegate of the first turbocharger; determining a second desired pressure ratio across a second compressor of a second turbocharger based on the first desired pressure ratio; based on the second desired pressure ratio, determining a second desired duty cycle for a second wastegate of the second turbocharger; generating a first target duty cycle for the first wastegate based on the first desired duty cycle; opening the first wastegate based on the first target duty cycle; generating a second target duty cycle for the second wastegate based on the second desired duty cycle; and opening the second wastegate based on the second target duty cycle.. .
| Heating/cooling system for indwelling heat exchange catheter|
A cooling system for an indwelling heat exchange catheter includes a heat exchange bath that is configured to receive a conduit that carries saline to and from the catheter. A heating/cooling fluid is in the bath and exchanges heat with the saline.
| Coke compositions for on-line gas turbine cleaning|
A particulate coke composition including expandable coke is capable of removing deposits from rotating parts of a gas turbine engine while under full fire or idle speed. The coke composition may be introduced directly into the combustion chamber (combustor) of the gas turbine or, alternatively, anywhere in the fuel stream, water washing system, or the combustion air system.
| Communications system|
An underwater communications system is provided that transmits electromagnetic and/or magnetic signals to a remote receiver. The transmitter includes a data input.
| Carbon dioxide recovery apparatus and method|
An apparatus that separates and recovers co2 from a co2 absorbent that has absorbed co2 includes a regeneration tower configured to apply heat to the co2 absorbent that has absorbed co2, configured to separate and remove co2 from the co2 absorbent, configured to exhaust co2 gas, and configured to regenerate the co2 absorbent, a plurality of compressors configured to compress the co2 gas exhausted from the regeneration tower, a dehydration device provided between the plurality of compressors and configured to remove moisture from the compressed co2, and a line configured to supply air or n2 gas into the dehydration device to preliminarily operate the dehydration device until a stable state is achieved before starting the compressor.. .
| Internal orbital engine|
An orbital engine with a first outer generally tubular body with a first axis, and a second generally tubular inner orbiter body with a second axis, the second inner body being moveable within the first outer body. The first and second axes are parallel, but not colinear.
| Hermetic electrical feedthrough assembly for a compressor|
An electrical feedthrough assembly for providing connection to components of a compressor includes a housing having an inner surface defining a channel. A sealed wire assembly is provided in the channel.
| Capacity modulated scroll compressor|
A compressor including a housing defining a suction pressure region and a discharge pressure region includes first and second scroll members forming compression pockets. A first chamber located on the first end plate of the first scroll member includes first and second passages and a first aperture extending therethrough and in communication with the first chamber.
| Exhaust-gas turbocharger|
An exhaust-gas turbocharger (1) having a turbine (2); having a compressor (3); and a bearing housing (4) which is arranged between the turbine (2) and the compressor (3) and a compressor-side flange (5) of which adjoins the compressor (3). A heat throttle (6, 6′) is arranged in the compressor-side flange (5) of the bearing housing (4)..
| Proportional air flow delivery control for a compressor|
Provided herein are systems that enable proportional air flow delivery control for an air compressor. One system includes a pneumatic air compression system having a flow control member and being adapted to receive inlet air and to compress the inlet air to produce compressed air.
| Wabble plate type variable displacement compressor|
A wabble plate type variable displacement compressor has a wabble plate rotation preventing mechanism including an inner ring axially movable relative to a main shaft, an outer ring connected to the wobble plate, a plurality of balls placed between guide grooves of the inner and outer rings and performing power transmission, and a sleeve axially movably engaged with the inner ring, provided so as to be axially movable together with the inner ring. A shape differs between the axial cross-sectional profiles of substantially concave spherical surfaces formed respectively in the inner periphery of the outer ring and the outer periphery of the sleeve such that the closer to the axial opposite ends of the contact portion between both the surfaces the position is, the greater the clearance between these surfaces.
| Centrifugal compressor diffuser vanelet|
A system, in certain embodiments, includes a centrifugal compressor diffuser including a flow path having a first surface and a second surface defining opposite axial sides of the flow path. The centrifugal compressor diffuser also includes multiple vanes extending from the first surface to the second surface of the flow path.
| Assembly of an axial turbomachine and method for manufacturing an assembly of this type|
The present invention relates to an assembly of an axial turbomachine, comprising at least one outlet guide vane of a compressor and a diffuser arranged downstream of the outlet guide vane in the flow direction. It is provided that the outlet guide vane is connected to the compressor and that the diffuser is connected to the combustion chamber, without there being a direct mechanical connection between the diffuser and the outlet guide vane.
| System and method for operating a compressor device|
Embodiments of a system and method manipulate the position of inlet guide vanes and the drive speed for optimizing performance of a compressor device (e.g., a centrifugal compressor). In one embodiment, the systems and methods can correlate setpoints (e.g., inlet volume flow and discharge pressure) desired for installation and/or implementation of the compressor device with reference data collected as part of in-situ performance testing.
| Gas turbine engine compressor undercut spacer|
A gas turbine engine compressor spacer (230) includes a body (229) with a hollow cylinder shape. The body (229) includes an outer surface (232) with an axially forward end.
| Diffuser vane for a compressor device and diffuser assembly comprised thereof|
Embodiments of a diffuser vane comprise a vane body with a leading edge and a trialing edge that can rotate about the leading edge to improve performance of a compressor device. This configuration maintains the position of the leading edge on the diffuser vane relative to the orientation of the working fluid.
| Diffuser assembly comprising diffuser vanes pivoting about the leading edge|
Embodiments of a diffuser assembly incorporate a diffuser vane with a trailing edge that changes position to improve flow performance of a compressor device. In one embodiment, the trailing edge rotates about the leading edge.
| System and method to align variable diffuser vane with direction of flow of working fluid|
Embodiments of systems and methods permit use of variable diffuser vanes in multi-stage compressor devices. These embodiments deploy a flow sensor to identify the direction of flow for a working fluid that transits the stages of the compressor device.
| System and method to improve performance of a compressor device comprising variable diffuser vanes|
Embodiments of a system and method can modify the position of diffuser vanes to improve performance of a compressor device, e.g., a centrifugal compressor. These embodiments form a feedback loop to manage the position of the diffuser vanes relative to one or more operating parameters on the compressor device.
| System and method to position variable diffuser vanes in a compressor device|
Embodiments of a system and method can modify the position of diffuser vanes to improve performance of a compressor device, e.g., a centrifugal compressor. These embodiments include a feedback loop to manage the position of the diffuser vanes relative to one or more operating characteristics of an actuator that imparts movement to the diffuser vanes.
| Method for optimizing the speed of a twin-spool turbojet engine fan, and architecture for implementing same|
A method and system improving energy efficiency of a turbojet engine by optimizing rotating speed of a fan and operability of an engine, by freeing the fan from exclusive control of a low-pressure (lp) shaft by providing combined control with a high-pressure (hp) shaft when cruising power has been reached. The turbojet engine include at least one lp turbine and one hp turbine coupled to coaxial lp shafts and hp shafts, respectively, which can drive lp and hp compressors, respectively.
| Valve with at least two active positions|
A valve with at least two active positions is disclosed. When set in a first position, the valve can be connected to a first channel.
| Depressor in iron ore flotation comprising sugar cane bagasse, use of sugar cane bagasse as depressor in iron ore flotation and process of preparing depressor comprising sugar cane bagasse|
Sugar cane bagasse is used as a depressor in iron ore flotation, and a process of preparing depressor comprising sugar cane bagasse is disclosed.. .
| Compressed air supply device for commercial vehicles|
A compressed air supply device for a commercial vehicle is electrically connected to an electronic control device. The compressed air supply device includes a control valve which is actuated via the control device.
| Compressed-air supply device for a utility vehicle and method for operating a compressed-air supply device|
A compressed-air supply device for a utility vehicle includes a valve device, which, when in a first, energized switching state, deaerates the control inlet of a compressor coupled to the energy-saving control outlet and blocks a supply path to the second valve device, and when in a second, de-energized switching state, aerates the control inlet of the compressor coupled to the energy-saving control outlet and opens up the supply path to the second valve. The compressor can be switched into an energy-saving state by aeration of the control inlet..
| Vending machine with temperature control module|
A vending machine includes a cabinet and a temperature control module. The temperature control module includes an evaporator, a compressor, and a condenser.
| Vending machine with temperature control system|
A temperature control system mounted in the chassis of a vending machine is quickly detachable as a single unit. The chassis comprise a base panel and a mounting panel substantially parallel to the base panel.
| Mild ambient vehicular heat pump system|
A vehicular heat pump system for controlling the temperature of a passenger compartment and vehicle battery is provided. The heat pump system may include a cooling mode and a heating mode.
| Unidirectional climate control system|
A climate control system for a vehicle with a passenger compartment includes a heater circuit, a cooler circuit, and a primary loop, all of which have fixed flow directions. The heater circuit is filled with a first liquid medium and has a heater core, and the cooler circuit is filled with a second liquid medium and has a cooler core.
| Construction machine and control method for cooling fan|
A wheel loader is provided with a cab, an air conditioning unit, a cooling fan which has a capacitor and a compressor, an air conditioning switch which receives the operation or non-operation of the compressor, a temperature setting portion which sets a set temperature inside the cab, a room temperature sensor which detects a room temperature inside the cab, and a controller. In a case where the air conditioning switch is operated and the room temperature is higher than a set temperature, the controller maintains the rotation amount of the cooling fan at a limited rotation amount or more..
| Refrigerating apparatus|
A refrigerating apparatus includes first and second refrigerant circuits including respective first and second compressors, condensers, pressure reducers, and evaporators, connected circularly with first and second refrigerant pipes, respectively, refrigerants discharged from the first and second compressors being respectively condensed at the first and second condensers and thereafter respectively evaporated at the first and second evaporators to acquire a cooling effect; a temperature sensor that detects a temperature of an internal portion of a cold storage cabinet, the first and second evaporators being disposed to cool the internal portion simultaneously; and a first control device that controls the first and second compressors such that the first compressor and the second compressor start being alternately operated each time a temperature detected by the temperature sensor reaches a first temperature, and are continuously operated until the detected temperature reaches a second temperature lower than the first temperature.. .
| Method of operating a heat pump dryer and heat pump dryer|
Method of operating a heat pump dryer, the heat pump tumble dryer including a process air circuit and a heat pump unit having a refrigerant evaporator for cooling process air, a primary refrigerant condenser for heating process air, an auxiliary refrigerant evaporator arranged outside the process air circuit and connected between the primary refrigerant evaporator and a compressor of the heat pump unit, and at least one auxiliary fan adapted to impinge an air stream at the auxiliary heat exchanger. The at least one auxiliary fan is activated and deactivated by a control unit according to at least one of a temperature of the refrigerant and/or a pressure of the refrigerant, both preferably measured near or at a refrigerant outlet of the primary evaporator, a temperature of refrigerant near or at an refrigerant outlet or inlet of the auxiliary refrigerant evaporator, a temperature of the air near or at the auxiliary refrigerant evaporator, a temperature difference between refrigerant and air near or at the auxiliary refrigerant evaporator and, a temperature of the process air and/or humidity of the process air, both preferably near or at a process air inlet of a drying chamber of the heat pump tumble dryer..
| Low cost high efficiency ice machine|
Disclosed are ice making machines which use aluminum as an alternative to copper in the ice making machine evaporator and also use an alternate coolant/refrigerant specifically targeted to provide improved heat transfer transport properties and higher heat capacitance than conventional hfc coolant/refrigerants. Optionally, rotary compressors are used in place of conventional reciprocating compressors, further enhancing performance for the ice making machine.
| Temperature control systems with thermoelectric devices|
Temperature control systems and methods can be designed for controlling the interior climate of a vehicle or other the climate of another desired region. The temperature control system for a vehicle can have a thermoelectric system providing heating and/or cooling, including supplemental heating and/or cooling.
| Gas turbine engine buffer system|
A gas turbine engine includes a compressor section, a combustor in fluid communication with the compressor section, a turbine section in fluid communication with the combustor, and a buffer system. The buffer system can include a first circuit that supplies a first buffer supply air and a second circuit that supplies a second buffer supply air.
| Multiple point overboard extractor for gas turbine|
The disclosed overboard extractor provides overboard extraction of compressor fluid at multiple extraction points. The overboard extractor includes multiple extraction manifolds and a delivery manifold for extracting the compressor fluid from the multiple extraction points.
| Power augmentation systems and methods for grid frequency control|
The present application provides a combined cycle system. The combined cycle system may include a compressor water wash system in communication with a compressor and a water wash flow, a combustor water injection system in communication with a combustor and an injection flow, and a transient power augmentation system in communication with the compressor, the combustor, and a flow of supplemental water..
| Gas turbine system having an evaporative cooler|
A gas turbine system includes a compressor; a combustion chamber; a gas turbine; and an evaporative cooler. The evaporative cooler includes a plurality of cooling elements, a flow channel, and a feed device.
| Method and apparatus for heating liquid fuel supplied to a gas turbine combustor|
A method of heating liquid fuel upstream of a combustor in a system where compressor discharge air is cooled before being supplied to fuel nozzles in the combustor includes the steps of passing the compressor discharge air through a heat exchanger in heat exchange relationship with the liquid fuel to heat the liquid fuel and cool the compressor discharge air; supplying the heated liquid fuel and the cooled compressor discharge air to the combustor.. .
| Rotational engine|
The rotational engine assembly includes a housing defining a rotor interior. The housing defining an inlet and an outlet extending into the rotor interior.
| Process and apparatus for generating work|
The invention relates to a process and apparatus (10) for generating work, the apparatus (10) comprising at least one circuit for processing a working fluid in a thermodynamic cycle and mounted in a frame (11a) rotatable about an axis of rotation (12), the at least one circuit comprising, a compressor (13) for increasing the pressure in the working fluid, one or more expanders (17) in, on or downstream from the compressor (13) and extending in a direction having a tangential component, at least one channel (22) for the working fluid, a heat exchanger (18) for heating the accelerating working fluid in the channel (22), and a turbine (16) for generating work.. .
| Secondary air introduction system|
Embodiments for heating an emission control device are provided. In one example, a method for a turbocharged engine comprises during an engine cold-start, delivering boosted air from downstream of a compressor into a wastegate duct coupled across a turbine and exothermically reacting a reductant with the boosted air upstream of an exhaust emission control device.
| Turbocharger having compressor cooling arrangement and method|
A compressor adapted to compress a working fluid includes a housing surrounding a compressor wheel and a backplate connected to the housing and enclosing the compressor wheel within an interior space of the housing. A cooling fluid conduit is fluidly connected between a cooled and compressed source of working fluid downstream of the compressor and the interior space of the housing of the compressor at a location between the compressor wheel and the back plate.
| Secondary air introduction system and method for system operation|
A vehicle system operation method is provided. The method comprises, during a first operating condition, increasing back pressure in a first exhaust conduit positioned upstream of a turbine and downstream of a first emission control device and during a second operating condition, reducing back pressure in the first exhaust conduit and flowing boosted air from downstream of a compressor into a second exhaust conduit positioned upstream of a second emission control device and downstream of the turbine..
| Gas turbine engine with shortened mid section|
An industrial gas turbine engine (10) rated for at least 75 mw maximum output, including: a can annular combustion assembly (80); and a single rotor shaft (114); wherein a combustion section length (112) between a trailing edge (28) of a last row of compressor airfoils (20, 22) and a leading edge (54) of first row of turbine blades (56) is less than 20% of an engine length (154) between a leading edge (26) of a first row of compressor airfoils and a trailing edge (66) of a last row of turbine airfoils (60, 62).. .
| Gas turbine engine with radial diffuser and shortened mid section|
An industrial gas turbine engine (10), including: a can annular combustion assembly (80), having a plurality of discrete flow ducts configured to receive combustion gas from respective combustors (82) and deliver the combustion gas along a straight flow path at a speed and orientation appropriate for delivery directly onto the first row (56) of turbine blades (62); and a compressor diffuser (32) having a redirecting surface (130, 140) configured to receive an axial flow of compressed air and redirect the axial flow of compressed air radially outward.. .
| Suppressor sleeves and heat resistant weapon accessories|
Suppressor sleeves have longitudinal interior splines and venting valleys and exterior ribs arranged at angles relative to the interior splines. One or more sleeves and caps are combined to provide suppressor sleeve assemblies..
| Dryer circuit for a pneumatic regulating device of a vehicle|
A dryer circuit for a pneumatic regulating device of a vehicle, comprising an air dryer, and a first compressor, wherein the first compressor is designed to compress system air present in the pneumatic regulating device, wherein the air dryer, the first compressor and subsystems, which can be connected to the first compressor, of the pneumatic regulating device are arranged in such a way that, in the operating mode of a closed air supply, air delivered between the components of one of the subsystems by the first compressor is delivered so as to bypass the air dryer.. .
|Control of uric acid homeostasis|
The invention relates to vectors and mammalian cells in a system useful for switching on or switching off gene expression in response to uric acid. In a particular embodiment the invention relates to a mammalian cell useful in detecting and/or degrading a harmful excess of uric acid comprising (a) a vector comprising a genetic code for the uricase sensor-regulator hucr from deinococcus radiodurans r1 fused to a transactivation domain or a transrepressor domain; and (b) a vector comprising the corresponding operator sequence huco from deinococcus radiodurans r1 specifically binding the bacterial uric acid sensor-regulator hucr, a promoter and a polynucleotide coding for an endogenous or exogenous protein, e.g.
|Novel repressor on ifn-lambda promoter and sirna against zeb1 and blimp-1 to increase ifn-lambda gene activity|
The present invention is directed to the identification of a novel repressor located between ˜1.2 kb to ˜1.6 kb from the translation start site of the ifn-λ1 promoter. The present invention provides a method of using sirnas against zeb1 (binds to the repressor region) and blimp-1 (binds outside the repressor region) and increases the promoter activity of ifn-λ1 (i.e., increases the production of ifn-λ1 protein).
|Vista-ig for treatment of autoimmune, allergic and inflammatory disorders|
The present invention relates to a fusion proteins comprising regulatory t cell protein, vista (v-domain immunoglobulin suppressor of t cell activation (pd-l3) and an immunoglobulin protein (ig). The invention also provides the use of vista polypeptides, multimeric vista polypeptides, vista-conjugates (e.g., vista-ig), and vista antagonists for the treatment of autoimmune disease, allergy, and inflammatory conditions..
|Air decontamination device|
The invention relates to an air decontamination device. The mobile air decontamination device (1) includes: (i) an inlet port and an outlet port; (ii) a dehumidifying means downstream from the inlet port for dehumidifying the air entering the device (1) via said inlet port; and (iii) a means for evaporating a microbicidal material, which is arranged upstream from the outlet port and downstream from the dehumidifying means, and which is intended for vaporizing the microbicidal material in the air flowing inside the device (1).
|Rotational clap suction/pressure device|
The present invention relates to a simple and straightforward positive displacement suction/pressure device (rotational clap suction/pressure device) for utilizing in general industrial flow machines, such as various positive displacement pumps, vacuum pumps, compressors, flow meters, and rotary internal combustion engines. The object of the present invention using a double non-uniform rotation is to provide a simple and durable mechanical device having improved efficiency, by replacing the existing linear contact between various types of rotors or between a rotor and a housing, which is a problem in existing positive displacement flow machines and rotary internal combustion engines, with a whole surface..
|Turbocharger and system for compressor wheel-burst containment|
A turbocharger includes a turbine disc, a compressor wheel mechanically coupled to the turbine disc, and a single-walled air inlet. Made of ductile iron, the air inlet is configured to admit air to the compressor wheel and to provide clearance for rotation of the compressor wheel..
|Refrigerant compressor and refrigeration cycle apparatus using the same|
A refrigerant compressor includes a sealed case 9, a compression mechanism 2 and a motor part 16 contained in the sealed case, and an oil reservoir 53 formed in a lower portion of the sealed case. The refrigerant compressor further includes an oil supply pipe 62 which links the oil reservoir and a suction side of the compression mechanism by passage and introduces oil in the oil reservoir to the suction side, an oil supply amount adjusting means 61 which is provided on the oil supply pipe and adjusts an amount of oil supply supplied to the suction side, a rotational speed detecting means which detects a rotational speed of the motor part, and an oil supply amount controlling unit 80 which controls the oil supply amount adjusting means according to a rotational speed detected by the rotational speed detecting means.
|Suction header arrangement for oil management in multiple-compressor systems|
A refrigeration system with two or more compressors configured to compress a flow of refrigerant with oil entrained therein. A suction flow piping arrangement is configured to supply a flow of refrigerant and oil to the two or more compressors.
|Refrigerator with energy consumption optimization using adaptive fan delay|
A method of determining a time delay for turning off an evaporator fan in a refrigerator after a compressor of the refrigerator is turned off includes operating the evaporator fan in the refrigerator for a period of time, operating the compressor of the refrigerator to cool the refrigerator to a predetermined temperature after turning off the evaporator fan, determining a power consumption value for operating the compressor to cool the refrigerator, repeating the previous steps to obtain a plurality of times and a plurality of power consumption values, selecting the time coinciding with a lowest power consumption value, and adapting the refrigerator to use the time as the time delay for turning off the evaporator fan in the refrigerator after the compressor of the refrigerator is turned off.. .
|Compressor inlet housing and method of manufacturing|
A compressor inlet housing includes an aft region having a radially inner surface defining an inner diameter and a radially outer surface defining an outer diameter. Also included is an o-ring groove extending around at least a portion of the aft region within the radially outer surface, the o-ring groove including a groove width, a groove depth and a groove diameter.
|Process for salvaging turbocharger compressor housings|
A method of salvaging a used, damaged turbocharger compressor housing involving the steps of machining the damaged interior surface of the housing, grit blasting the machined surface, building up the machined surface with coating material, and final machining the interior surface to its original specifications. The method includes holding the compressor housing by key datums during the machining steps..
An exhaust-gas turbocharger (1) having a compressor (2); a turbine (3); and a bearing housing (4) which has a lubricant device (5) for shaft bearings (6, 7), which lubricant device can be connected via a lubricant feed line (8) to an engine lubricant circuit. A lubricant storage vessel (9) is connected between the lubricant feed line (8) and the lubricant device (5) of the bearing housing (4)..
|Integrated method of driving a co2 compressor of a co2-capture system using waste heat from an internal combustion engine on board a mobile source|
An integrated system and method for driving a co2 compressor to densify co2 captured from the exhaust gas stream of an internal combustion engine on board a mobile source of co2 includes operating a turbine that is operatively connected to the power input or drive shaft of the co2 compressor, and operatively connecting a motor-generator to the turbine for (a) recovery of any excess power when the turbine-generated power exceeds the co2 compressor power demand and (b) providing supplemental power when the turbine-generated power is insufficient to meet the co2 compressor power demand.. .
|Lossless compression of fragmented image data|
Lossless compression of fragmented image data is disclosed. In some embodiments, a stream of information comprising data elements having statistical characteristics is received.
|Horizontal pumps, refill units and foam dispensers with integral air compressors|
Foam dispensers having integral air compressors with connectors to connect with a disposable refill unit, disposable refill units and liquid pumps are disclosed herein. A refill unit includes a container and a liquid pump.
|Off-axis inverted foam dispensers and refill units|
An exemplary embodiment of a dispensing system includes a dispenser housing and a replaceable refill unit. The replaceable refill unit has a container that has a neck portion and a horizontal foam pump.
|Compositions and methods for selective polishing of platinum and ruthenium materials|
The present invention provides chemical-mechanical polishing (cmp) methods for polishing a platinum and/or ruthenium containing substrate, and compositions suitable for use in the methods. The polishing compositions used with the methods of the invention, which contain alumina and at least one additive selected from the group consisting of a suppressor, a complexing agent, and an amino compound, allow for platinum and ruthenium to be polished.