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Robert A Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration with respect to an invention of Frosch, Shaik A Qader: Solar heated fluidized bed gasification system. Monte F Mott, John R Manning, Paul F McCaul, September 22, 1981: US04290779 (35 worldwide citation)

A solar-powered fluidized bed gasification system for gasifying carbonaceous material. The system includes a solar gasifier (10) which is heated by fluidizing gas and steam. Energy to heat the gas and steam is supplied by a high heat capacity refractory honeycomb (16) which surrounds the fluid bed r ...


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Ronald L Woolley: Method and apparatus for providing increased thermal conductivity and heat capacity to a pressure vessel containing a hydride-forming metal material. Billings Energy Corporation, Calvin E Thorpe, February 5, 1980: US04187092 (35 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are disclosed for providing increased thermal conductivity and heat capacity to a pressure vessel containing a hydride-forming metal material which is capable of absorbing and storing relatively large amounts of hydrogen gas. An elongate pressure vessel, having an opening ther ...


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Joachim Wunning: Pass-through furnace for heat recovery in the heat treatment of aggregates of metallic articles or parts. Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, April 15, 1986: US04582301 (34 worldwide citation)

For recovery of heat, aggregates of metallic articles through which gas can flow are carried in a succession of baskets through a preheat zone, a treatment zone and a cooling zone of a heat treatment furnace and a heat transfer gas is constrained to flow vertically through the baskets in succession, ...


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Nathan Sclar: Thermoelectric infrared detector array. Rockwell International Corporation, H Fredrick Hamann, Craig O Malin, December 10, 1985: US04558342 (34 worldwide citation)

The detecting element of a thermoelectric infrared detector consists of p-n junctions of a thermopile which are located on a thin layer of unsupported silicon dioxide. The silicon dioxide spans an opening which extends through a silicon semiconductor substrate. The reference junctions of the thermop ...


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Michael P DeFrank, Robert J Rosati: Thermally isolated probe for biomedical apparatus and method of communicating energy there through. Alaris Medical Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, December 18, 2001: US06332090 (33 worldwide citation)

The thermal isolation apparatus for the protruding probe of a biomedical thermometer includes an insulative air gap and a heat sink disposed between the surface of the probe and the optical path through the probe. The heat sink surrounds the optical path, such as a waveguide, and acts to evenly dist ...


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Andrija Fuderer: Activated carbon adsorbent with increased heat capacity and the production thereof. Union Carbide Corporation, Alvin H Fritschler, February 12, 1985: US04499208 (33 worldwide citation)

The heat capacity of activated carbon adsorbent pellets is enhanced by the mixing of activated carbon powder with a higher heat capacity, inert inorganic material, such as dense alumina, prior to pelletizing. The resulting doped adsorbent enhances the operation of adiabatic pressure swing adsorption ...


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Shevlin Thomas S: Casserole for storing and cooking foodstuffs. April 3, 1973: US3725645 (33 worldwide citation)

This invention is directed to a device and system for cooking foods from a refrigerated or a frozen state to an edible state directly in the refrigerated or frozen environment. One or more cooking receptacles or casseroles containing foodstuff are placed in a chamber maintained at desired refrigerat ...


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Rodney L Biltonen, Donald B Mountcastle, Jaak Suurkuust: Differential calorimeter based on the heat leak principle. University of Va Alumni Patents Foundation, Oblon Fisher Spivak McClelland & Maier, March 17, 1981: US04255961 (33 worldwide citation)

A differential scanning calorimeter based on the heat leak principle having a reference measuring cell and a sample measuring cell symmetrically seated within a copper heat sink surrounded by an isothermal shield. Each measuring cell includes a cylindrical stainless steel ampoule which contains a te ...


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James P Hart, Wesley W Roberts, Charles G Geurts: Thermoforming machine with controlled cooling station. Penda Corporation, Lathrop & Clark, April 15, 1997: US05620715 (32 worldwide citation)

A four-station rotary thermoformer has a rotary carriage which transports a sheet of thermoplastic material clamped on a subframe through a load/unload station; a heating station; a forming station where the sheet is molded; and a cooling station removed from the mold where the part is cooled on the ...


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Buchan William R, Genthe James E, Mayer Edward F, Moore Robert A: Electrophotographic copier. Itek Corporation, Blair Homer O, Nathans Robert L, Brook David E, December 2, 1975: US3923392 (32 worldwide citation)

An electrophotographic copier is disclosed having a rotatable photoconductive drum, means to apply a uniform electrostatic charge pattern thereto, means to expose the uniform charge pattern to a light image of an original, and unique development, transfer and fusing systems. The development system i ...