Patents by Inventor Klaus Regenauer-Lieb

Klaus Regenauer-Lieb has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 9365438
    Abstract: There is provided an apparatus 2 for desalinating non-potable water. The apparatus has a first vapor producing module 5 configured to receive a heated working fluid for producing vapor from a volume of non-potable water for driving at least one first distillation module 10 for producing condensate 12. The apparatus also includes a second vapor producing module 14 configured to receive working fluid from the first vapor producing module 5 for producing additional vapor from a further volume of non-potable water 8?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: The University of Western Australia
    Inventors: Hui Tong Chua, Xiaolin Wang, Klaus Regenauer-Lieb
  • Publication number: 20150285044
    Abstract: A method for flow manipulation within a porous volume. Steps include inducing a sequence of fluid flows between fluid sources and fluid sinks disposed at at least three spaced locations in or around a porous volume, the fluid flows being induced by providing fluid at one or more of the sources and extracting fluid at one or more of the sinks. Successive fluid flows in the sequence are induced at predetermined times and oriented in different directional orientations between different sources and sinks, the successive fluid flows define different flow volumes which at least partially intersect one another, and the successive fluid flows are selected to induce cross-directional flows to mix one or more fluids in the porous volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
    Inventors: Guy Parker METCALFE, Daniel Robert LESTER, Michael George TREFRY, Klaus REGENAUER-LIEB
  • Patent number: 9062541
    Abstract: Described embodiments relate to methods, systems and infrastructure for flow manipulation within a porous volume. Some embodiments relate to a method of subsurface flow manipulation, comprising: providing fluid at a first subsurface location adjacent to or in a subsurface volume through which the fluid is to pass; providing first suction at a second subsurface location adjacent to or in the subsurface volume to extract fluid from the subsurface volume, the second subsurface location being located across at least part of the subsurface volume from the first subsurface location; providing fluid at a third subsurface location spaced from the first subsurface location and adjacent to or in the subsurface volume; and providing second suction at the first, second or a fourth subsurface location adjacent to the subsurface volume to extract fluid from the subsurface volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
    Inventors: Guy Parker Metcalfe, Daniel Robert Lester, Michael George Trefry, Klaus Regenauer-Lieb
  • Publication number: 20130153398
    Abstract: There is provided an apparatus 2 for desalinating non-potable water. The apparatus comprises a first vapour producing module 5 configured to receive a heated working fluid for producing vapour from a volume of non-potable water for driving at least one first distillation module 10 for producing condensate 12. The apparatus further comprises a second vapour producing module 14 configured to receive working fluid from the first vapour producing module 5 for producing additional vapour from a further volume of non-potable water 8?.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventors: Hui Tong Chua, Xiaolin Wang, Klaus Regenauer-Lieb
  • Publication number: 20120273205
    Abstract: Described embodiments relate to methods, systems and infrastructure for flow manipulation within a porous volume. Some embodiments relate to a method of subsurface flow manipulation, comprising: providing fluid at a first subsurface location adjacent to or in a subsurface volume through which the fluid is to pass; providing first suction at a second subsurface location adjacent to or in the subsurface volume to extract fluid from the subsurface volume, the second subsurface location being located across at least part of the subsurface volume from the first subsurface location; providing fluid at a third subsurface location spaced from the first subsurface location and adjacent to or in the subsurface volume; and providing second suction at the first, second or a fourth subsurface location adjacent to the subsurface volume to extract fluid from the subsurface volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Guy Parker Metcalfe, Daniel Robert Lester, Michael George Trefry, Klaus Regenauer-Lieb