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Method and apparatus for optimising the consumption of the fire-extinguishing substance and/or extinguishing time for burning solids and liquids.. Cerberus, July 5, 1995: EP0661081-A1 (4 worldwide citation)

To optimise the extinguishing time and the consumption of the extinguishing water for a complete extinguishing of any fire, the extinguishing parameters for an extinguishing apparatus and the extinguishing method are determined using the methods of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics. Firstly, the de ...


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David A Blank: Combustion control via homogeneous combustion radical ignition (HCRI) or partial HCRI in cyclic IC engines. HCRI Technologies International, Smith Moore Leatherwood, Thomas W Epting, May 2, 2017: US09638093 (3 worldwide citation)

A process is provided for improving combustion control and fuel efficiency in rotary and reciprocating IC engines by enabling leaner combustion at higher compression ratios using less heat for ignition. Embodiments employ secondary chambers of minimal total volume within a cylinder periphery. These ...


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Greg Pasternack, Brett Valle, David Paige, Ken M Shaw: Portable apparatus and method for measuring hydraulic features in rivers and streams. The Regents of the University of California, John P O Banion, June 20, 2006: US07062962 (3 worldwide citation)

A portable apparatus for measuring characteristics of hydraulic features in rivers and streams that are unwadeable. The apparatus consists of a tripod base, a horizontal boom that articulates on the tripod, a carriage configured to travel on the boom, and a measuring rod that can be moved vertically ...


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Erich Sundermann, Hanno Laurien, Wolfgang Vahlbrauk, Hans Reye: Process and apparatus for the thermal treatment of trickling material swellable or rendered swellable, and containing aluminosilicates. Perfluktiv Consult, Karl F Ross, Herbert Dubno, May 12, 1987: US04664623 (3 worldwide citation)

In the thermal process for treating swellable granulates of clay or the like, the granulates are entered in heaps (4) with free intervals between them into a shaft (1) and traverse said shaft (1) by stages from top to bottom. The heaps (4) are supported by grates (2) of which the bars may be tempora ...


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Jay I Frankel, Majid Keyhani, Rao V Arimilli, Jie: Rate-based sensors for advanced real-time analysis and diagnostics. University of Tennessee Research Foundation, Luedeka Neely & Graham P C, May 26, 2009: US07539587 (3 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a universal rate-based transducer for advancing diagnostic and predictive analyses of low frequency physical phenomena, such as associated with heat and mass transfer, solid and fluid mechanics, pressure and seismic analysis. In many applications, such as in the fire metrology ...


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Daniel Stanimirovic: Fully articulated and comprehensive air and fluid distribution, metering, and control method and apparatus for primary movers, heat exchangers, and terminal flow devices. August 7, 2012: US08235776 (3 worldwide citation)

The described method and apparatus pertains namely to the HVAC (Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning) industry, though its many functions extend into any and all forms of air-fluid movement, metering, distribution, and containment. Essentially, the scope of operation of the method and apparatu ...


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David M Cook Martin: Fluid mechanics devices. Unilab Holdings, Richard E Jenkins, September 29, 1992: US05150883 (3 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a variety of fluid mechanics devices such as fluid-flow valves; piston and cylinder devices; fluid-flow restrictors; fluid reservoirs and fluid-flow manifolds. The devices are build up from stacks of wafer-like components. Which preferably are transparent and in each case, at ...


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Christoph Scharf, Gunter Scharf: Method and device for determining and presenting surface charge and dipole densities on cardiac walls. Christoph Scharf, Onello & Mello, April 4, 2017: US09610024 (2 worldwide citation)

The invention discloses a method, a system, a computer program and a device for determining the surface charge and/or dipole densities on heart walls. Using the foregoing, a table of dipole densities ν(P′, t) and/or a table of surface charge densities ρ(P′, t) of a given heart chamber can be generat ...


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Michael J King, Akhil Datta Gupta, Yanbin Zhang: Determining performance data for hydrocarbon reservoirs using diffusive time of flight as the spatial coordinate. THE TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SYSTEM, Edwin S Flores, Daniel J Chalker, Chalker Flores, October 17, 2017: US09790770 (2 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure provides a technique for determining performance data for hydrocarbon reservoirs using data storage, an output device and one or more processors. A heterogeneous multi-dimensional model of at least a portion of the hydrocarbon reservoir divided into cells is obtained. Each cel ...


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Showalter Merle Robert: Superposition of pivoted pad slider bearing and squeeze film fluid mechanics for heavily cyclically loaded machine elements.. Automotive Eng Ass, December 19, 1984: EP0128747-A2 (2 worldwide citation)

For bearings subject to fully reversing cyclic loads in service, low friction and high load capacity can be achieved with a very strong pivoted pad bearing structure designed for large squeeze film effects in addition to the steady state pivoted pad slider film forming effects. The invention consist ...