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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 (4 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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Alberto Buchelli: On-line determination of polymer properties in a continuous polymerization reactor. E I Du Pont de Nemours and Company, November 12, 1991: US05065336 (4 worldwide citation)

The molecular weights (Mw and Mn) and polydispersity (Mw/Mn) of a polymer have significant impact on the final product properties and processability of materials made out of it. This invention provides a method for on-line prediction of polymer properties. In a continuous polymerization reactor in w ...


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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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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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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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Steven M Hoffberg: System and method for determining contingent relevance. Steven M Hoffberg Esq, Ostrolenk Faber, November 14, 2017: US09818136 (2 worldwide citation)

A system and method providing for communication and resolution of utility functions between participants, wherein the utility function is evaluated based on local information at the recipient to determine a cost value thereof. A user interface having express representation of both information elemen ...


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Michael A Riley, Michael A Spohn, Gerald W Callan: Method and apparatus for fractional flow reserve measurements. BAYER HEALTHCARE, Joseph L Kent, David Schramm, James R Stevenson, April 11, 2017: US09615755 (2 worldwide citation)

A method of determining fractional flow reserve (FFR) in a blood vessel having stenosis includes injecting fluid into the blood vessel upstream of the stenosis using a power fluid injector, measuring pressure drop across the stenosis, and calculating FFR from measured pressure drop. The injected flu ...


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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 ...