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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 (1015 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 (655 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 (239 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 (195 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 (180 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 (127 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 (122 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 (109 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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Gammack Peter David, Frederic Nicolas, Simmonds Kevin John: Bladeless fan. Dyson Technology, March 11, 2009: GB2452490-A (102 worldwide citation)

A bladeless fan assembly 1 comprising a nozzle 10 and means for creating an air flow through the nozzle 10. The nozzle comprises in interior passage 20 communicating with a mouth 12, which is arranged to direct airflow from the interior passage 20 over an adjacent surface 14, which may be convex. Th ...


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Simon Raab, Marc M Barber: Stable vacuum mounting plate adapter. Faro Technologies, Cantor Colburn, November 20, 2007: US07296979 (99 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 ...