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Elson Dias da Silva: Fluid conduction utilizing a reversible unsaturated siphon with tubarc porosity action. Tubarc Technologies, Kermit D Lopez, Luis M Ortiz, Ortiz & Lopez PLLC, July 27, 2004: US06766817 (958 worldwide citation)

A method and system for harnessing an unsaturated flow of fluid utilizing a reversible unsaturated siphon conductor of fluid having a tubarc porous microstructure. Fluid is conducted from a zone of higher (+) fluid matric potential to a zone of lower (−) fluid matric potential utilizing a tubar ...


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Elson Dias da Silva: Irrigation and drainage based on hydrodynamic unsaturated fluid flow. Tubarc Technologies, Kermit D Lopez, Luis M Ortiz, Ortiz & Lopez PLLC, July 19, 2005: US06918404 (618 worldwide citation)

Irrigation and drainage systems are disclosed, including a saturated zone and at least one pipe in communication with the saturated zone. The pipe(s) can be configured to comprise a tubarc porous microstructure for conducting water from the saturated zone to an unsaturated zone in order to drain the ...


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Peter J Zanzucchi, Sterling E McBride, Charlotte A Burton, Satyam C Cherukuri: Apparatus and methods for controlling fluid flow in microchannels. David Sarnoff Research Center, William J Burke, May 27, 1997: US05632876 (234 worldwide citation)

By combining electro-osmotic and electrohydrodynamic pumps in a microchannel, both polar and non-polar fluids can be moved along said channel. The pumps can be made from pairs of wire electrodes inserted into openings in the channel and connected to a source of a pulsed DC power. By reversing the vo ...


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Akihiro Takehara, Hideto Fujii: Flooring material for building. Daiken Trade &, Gerald J Ferguson Jr, Tim L Brackett Jr, Sixbey Friedman Leedom & Ferguson P C, July 30, 1996: US05540025 (190 worldwide citation)

A flooring material for building comprises a wood overlaid board having a pair of side faces parallel to each other and a flexible sheet which is integrally layered on the back face of the wood overlaid board. The lower portion of the wood overlaid board is provided with a plurality of nick grooves ...


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Theeuwes Felix: Electroosmotic pump and fluid dispenser including same. Alza Corporation, Ciotti Thomas E, Sabatine Paul L, Mandell Edward L, December 2, 1975: US3923426 (177 worldwide citation)

A miniature electroosmotic pump and fluid dispenser including the pump are disclosed. The pump comprises a plexiglass housing having a fluid inlet and outlet, a pair of spaced silver-silver chloride electrodes disposed in the housing and connected to a d.c. power source, a porous ceramic plug which ...


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Yves Fouillet, Raymond Charles, Olivier Constantin, Hubert Jeanson: Device for displacement of small liquid volumes along a micro-catenary line by electrostatic forces. Commissariat a l Energie Atomique, Oblon Spival McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, May 30, 2006: US07052244 (119 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a device for displacement of at least a small volume of liquid (5) under the effect of an electrical control, including a substrate (1) provided with first electrically conducting means (2), the device also comprising second electrically conducting means (3) arranged facing ...


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Leslie R Inglis: Air flow amplifier. Vortec Corporation, Tilton Fallon Lungmus Chestnut & Hill, September 6, 1977: US04046492 (111 worldwide citation)

An air flow amplifier of relatively high air flow amplification ratios in which a thin film of pressurized primary air flowing in a transverse direction is mechanically deflected to impinge on a generally frusto-conical surface tapering towards the throat of the amplifier. The deflecting action is p ...


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William G Boyle, John J Goiffon, Charles M Pool: Well control system. Otis Engineering Corporation, Johnson & Gibbs, December 22, 1992: US05172717 (104 worldwide citation)

An electrically actuated downhole system for controlling and monitoring the flow of gas from a gas lift petroleum well in which a borehole penetrates at least two spacially separated geological production zones, and at least two strings of parallel tubing extend along the interior of a well casing, ...


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Albert G Bodine: Rod string sonic stimulator and method for facilitating the flow from petroleum wells. Edward A Sokolski, April 4, 1989: US04817712 (99 worldwide citation)

A close fitting piston of a material such as rubber is attached to the end of a rod string such as a sucker rod which is suspended inside a tubing string installed in an oil well. An orbiting mass oscillator is attached to the upper end of the rod string and is operated at a frequency such as to cau ...


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Simon Raab, Marc M Barber: Stable vacuum mounting plate adapter. Faro Technologies, Cantor Colburn, November 20, 2007: US07296979 (93 worldwide citation)

A vacuum support includes a vacuum plate having a top surface and a bottom surface, the vacuum plate having a mechanical stop extending from the bottom surface; an elastomeric seal extending along a periphery of the bottom surface, the vacuum plate and the elastomeric seal defining a vacuum space; a ...



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