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Dave Fletcher, Brian Graichen, Keith Hampton, Matt Gilmer, Andrew Niedert: Aspirators for producing vacuum using the Venturi effect. Dayco IP Holdings, FisherBroyles, Susan M Oiler, November 28, 2017: US09827963 (2 worldwide citation)

Aspirators are disclosed herein that include a body defining a Venturi gap between an outlet end of a converging motive section and an inlet end of a diverging discharge section and have a suction port in fluid communication with the Venturi gap. The converging motive section defines a circular-shap ...


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Cascia Mark A: A digital controller for a cooling and heating plant having near-optimal global set point control strategy. Landis & Staefa, February 3, 1999: EP0895038-A1 (2 worldwide citation)

A DDC controller is disclosed which implements a control strategy that provides for near-optimal global set points, so that power consumption and therefore energy costs for operating a heating and/or cooling plant can be minimized. The controller can implement two chiller plant component models expr ...


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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 ...


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Spangenberg Henri, Spangenberg Frederic, Laroche Inachos: Water bottle filter purifier to filter and purify water after its exit from tap, comprises filter having upper part hermetically screwed in which the neck of the filter is sealed by stopper and lower part on which the filter is placed. Spangenberg Henri, Spangenberg Frederic, Laroche Inachos, June 8, 2007: FR2894244-A1 (2 worldwide citation)

The water bottle filter purifier to filter and purify water after its exit from a tap, comprises a filter having an upper part hermetically screwed in which the neck of the filter is sealed by a stopper and a lower part on which the filter is placed. The stopper having a mobile capsule, which allows ...


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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: US08235777 (2 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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Showalter Merle Robert: Connecting rod.. Automotive Eng Ass, January 16, 1985: EP0131383-A2 (2 worldwide citation)

A connecting rod design for minimizing friction and maximizing load bearing capacity of reciprocating crankpin assemblies, such as those found in internal combustion engines. Rather than the conventional journal bearing arrangement, the compressive load between wrist pin and journal center is borne ...


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Harold Vinegar, Scott Nguyen: Heater pattern for in situ thermal processing of a subsurface hydrocarbon containing formation. GENIE IP, Marc Van Dyke, Fourth Dimension IP, March 28, 2017: US09605524 (1 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of the present invention relate to heater patterns and related methods of producing hydrocarbon fluids from a subsurface hydrocarbon-containing formation (for example, an oil shale formation) where a heater cell may be divided into nested inner and outer zones. Production wells may be lo ...


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William Banning Vail III: Methods and apparatus to prevent failures of fiber-reinforced composite materials under compressive stresses caused by fluids and gases invading microfractures in the materials. Smart Drilling and Completion, Sheridan Ross P C, April 18, 2017: US09625361 (1 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus are described to use real-time measurement systems to detect the onset of compression induced micro-fracturing of fiber-reinforced composite materials. Measurements are described to detect the onset of compression induced micro-fracturing of fiber-reinforced composite materials ...


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Sowmya Ballakur, Robert J Beetel, Paul Friedrichs, David Herzfeld, Andrew Wu, Denise Zarins, Mark S Leung: Devices, systems and methods for evaluation and feedback of neuromodulation treatment. Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg r l, September 5, 2017: US09750560 (1 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure relates to devices, systems and methods for evaluating the success of a treatment applied to tissue in a patient, such as a radio frequency ablative treatment used to neuromodulate nerves associated with the renal artery. A system monitors parameters or values generated during ...