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William E Garwood, James C Kuo, Solomon M Jacob, John J Wise: Conversion of coal to electricity. Mobil Oil Corporation, A J McKillop, M G Gilman, L G Wise, October 29, 1985: US04549396 (232 worldwide citation)

Utilizing air, rather than oxygen, to convert coal to synthesis gas containing very high proportions of inert nitrogen; subjecting this entire gas, possibly with intermediate cleanup, e.g., sulfur removal, to conversion over a special metal-zeolite catalyst to produce a product comprising C.sub.5 to ...


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Marshall T Savage: Apparatus and method for heating subterranean formations using fuel cells. Rick Martin, Patent Law Offices of Rick Martin P C, February 3, 2004: US06684948 (229 worldwide citation)

A fuel cell based subterranean heater for mineral extraction, in situ decontamination, or other applications. The fuel cells are preferably stacked within a casing which is then inserted into a hole bored, or otherwise formed, into the formation to be heated. Conduits within the casing, and preferab ...


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Thomas L Gustafson: Integrally formed linear light strip with light emitting diodes. StanTech, Harness Dickey & Pierce, December 15, 1998: US05848837 (226 worldwide citation)

An integrally formed single piece light strip having no internal voids, comprising first and second bus elements spaced apart from one another by a predetermined distance for operative connection to a power source. A substrate strip includes a top surface and a bottom surface having a printed circui ...


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Pei Jen Wang, Shun Ming Huang, Wei Chen Wu: Electrical energy storage device. Synergy Scientech, April 16, 2002: US06373152 (223 worldwide citation)

An electricity storage device and a portable electric-powered tool. The device comprises at least a battery; at least a super capacitor, which has lower internal impedance, when fully charged, than that of the battery and connects the battery in parallel; and an output end for supplying the electric ...


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Tony Quisenberry: Temperature controlled cooling system. Johnson & Gibbs, March 24, 1992: US05097829 (218 worldwide citation)

An improved temperature control fluid circulating system for automatically cooling a temperature control fluid in a thermal blanket with a thermoelectric cooling device having a cold side and a hot side when powered by electricity wherein the temperature control fluid is cooled by the cold side of t ...


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Shiro Kawakatsu: Control apparatus for engine/electric hybrid vehicle. Daihatsu Motor, Darby & Darby, June 15, 1982: US04335429 (218 worldwide citation)

A hybrid vehicle comprises an internal combustion engine, a relatively large motor/generator and a relatively small motor/generator, which are controlled by a microcomputer based on the required torque of the vehicle as a function of time. When the engine is permitted to run, it is always operated i ...


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Dennis F Johnson, Michael Wiebe, Erwin Holowick, Nathan R Jacob, Michael F Murhpy, James J Schellenberg, Michael S Stasenski: Wide area communications network for remote data generating stations. Itron, Patterson & Keough P A, October 5, 1999: US05963146 (217 worldwide citation)

A wide area communications network communicating data from a plurality of network service modules through a plurality of remote cell nodes and intermediate data terminals to a central data terminal. The wide area communicates network collects network generated by a plurality of physical devices such ...


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Thomas D Petite, Richard M Huff: Systems and methods for providing remote monitoring of consumption for a utility meter. Statsignal Systems, Thomas Kayden Horstemeyer & Risley, December 28, 2004: US06836737 (211 worldwide citation)

A system for providing remote monitoring of electricity consumption is provided. Briefly described, in one embodiment the system may comprise a plurality of electric meters, a plurality of communication devices having a unique address and defining a wireless communication network, and a site control ...


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Edward L Fitzemeyer, Bill M Steinhart, Carmelo Agostino: Utility monitoring and control system. Total Energy Management Consultants, Lahive & Cockfield, June 7, 1988: US04749992 (204 worldwide citation)

A remote utility reading and control system includes a central utility use data bank which communicates by communications link with a plurality of relay modules located at power sub-distribution transformers. Each relay module separately addresses and communicates by PLC with a number of site units ...


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Thomas Elwood Dowdy: Coal gasification and hydrogen production system and method. Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation, September 21, 1999: US05955039 (203 worldwide citation)

A system and method generates electricity and co-produces a hydrogen flow from coal. The electricity is generated by a turbine with a topping combustor and a solid oxide fuel cell ("SOFC") reacting syngas. The syngas is produced in a coal gasifier with a portion of the compressed air from the turbin ...



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