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Bonsor Nigel, Thornton John, Spillman Brian W: Method and system for interacting with floating objects. Octec, Vosper Thornycroft, December 1, 1993: GB2267360-A (94 worldwide citation)

A ship's quarters are provided with orthogonal arrays of four light sources 10 to permit a CCD camera (22, figure 2) on a crane to monitor the motion of the ship in six degrees of freedom in real time. As shown in figure 2, data is passed to an image analyser (30) which first acquires and then track ...


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Penfold Alan S, Thornton John A: Electrode type glow discharge apparatus. Telic Corporation, Fulwider Patton Rieber Lee & Utecht, May 20, 1975: US3884793 (41 worldwide citation)

This is disclosed herein an electrode type glow discharge apparatus, such as that used for sputtering material from a cathode to provide a coating or the like on materials such as a substrate or substrates. Several exemplary embodiments are disclosed involving various combinations of constructural f ...


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Thornton John Desmond, Brown Brian Anthony: Liquid/fluid extraction process. Nat Res Dev, September 16, 1970: GB1205562-A (8 worldwide citation)

1,205,562. Liquid-liquid extraction; treating gases with liquids. NATIONAL RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT CORP. 28 Sept., 1967 [29 June, 1966], No. 29124/66. Headings B1F and B1R. Extraction apparatus comprises a charged nozzle 4, Fig. 1, and a receiving funnel 5 in a cell casing 1, a continuous phase, e.g. t ...


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Thornton John, Morecroft Frank: Joule-thomson cooling apparatus. British Aerospace, November 9, 1983: GB2119071-A (7 worldwide citation)

A core element 14/17 for a cooler operating on the Joule-Thomson principle and having a low thermal mass is formed by activating the surface of a substrate 20 of thermally insulating material to render it electrically conductive and then plating a thin layer of metal over the surface. The core eleme ...


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Thornton John: Imaging or like apparatus. British Aerospace, May 1, 1985: GB2147172-A (7 worldwide citation)

Where detectors, for example in thermal imaging apparatus, have been necessarily periodically irradiated at a predetermined level to provide a grey level reference this has hitherto been effected by periodically moving an opaque member in the form of a blade onto the optical path to intercept the ra ...


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Thornton John: Thermally responsive means. British Aerospace, October 19, 1983: GB2117903-A (3 worldwide citation)

A thermally compensating mounting for two elements 2, 3 (e.g. optical or quasi-optical devices) which require to lie in a given spaced co- axial relationship irrespective of temperature change and including a mounting 1 for one element 2, a mounting 7, 8, 9 for the other element 3, comprises a therm ...


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Thornton John Desmond: Circulation of electrolyte in an electrochemical cell, using taylor vortices. Atomic Energy Authority, May 30, 1990: GB2225340-A (3 worldwide citation)

In an electrochemical cell for decomposition of organic waste liquids having an anode compartment 16 and a cathode compartment 18 separated by a porous pot 20, the anode 26 is driven by a shaft 28 having an axial passage 32 extending from an upper inlet 34 in the vicinity of the liquid level to a lo ...


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Thornton John H: Hf dual-feed corner reflector antenna. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of the Navy, Sciascia R S, Rubens G J, McLaren J W, April 9, 1974: US3803622 (3 worldwide citation)

A high frequency, corner reflector antenna comprising two screens of vertl wires positioned at right angles to each other and two active elements located therebetween. The device is operable over a frequency bandwidth of 4:1 and can provide an azimuth pattern beamwidth of 45.degree.. The active elem ...


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Thornton John: De-contaminated fluid supply apparatus and cryogenic cooling systems using such apparatus.. British Aerospace, September 30, 1987: EP0239375-A2 (2 worldwide citation)

A fluid de-contaminator (5), eg a pure air generator, comprising a purifier cell containing say a dessicant, filter and/or de-contaminating chemicals, a compressor (1) for driving fluid through the cell, and valve means (4) arranged to permit an alternative operating mode in which the compressor act ...


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Thornton John Desmond, Pratt Henry Reginald Clive: Improvements in or relating to columns for liquid-liquid extraction processes. Atomic Energy Authority, October 5, 1955: GB737789-A (2 worldwide citation)

737,789. Extracting columns. UNITED KINGDOM ATOMIC ENERGY AUTHORITY. Aug. 20, 1953 [Aug. 20, 1952], No. 20924/52. Class 81 (1). A liquid-liquid extraction column is provided with means for creating energy waves through liquids therein at a frequency greater than 30 cycles per second and less than th ...