Abstract: A laterally-fed membrane chromatography device for removing a solute from a fluid is provided. The device has a top plate, a middle plate and a bottom plate. The top plate has an inlet and a top channel for directing the fluid from the inlet towards a membrane stack. The middle plate houses the membrane stack. The membrane stack has a leading edge for receiving the fluid from the top channel, a trailing edge for distributing the fluid to the bottom channel, and is configured to remove the solute from the fluid as the fluid passes through the membrane stack. The bottom plate has a bottom channel and an outlet. The bottom channel is for directing the fluid from the membrane stack to the outlet. The top channel directs the fluid form the inlet over the leading edge in a direction that is transverse to the direction of flow of the fluid through the membrane stack.
Abstract: A chromatography device for removing a solute from a fluid is provided. The device has a first plate having an inlet and a first channel. The first channel directs the fluid from the inlet towards chromatographic media housed in a chamber coupled to the first plate. The chamber has a leading edge for receiving the fluid from the first channel and a trailing edge for delivering the fluid to a second channel. The chromatographic media is configured to remove the solute from the fluid as the fluid passes through the chamber. The device also has a second plate coupled to the chamber having the second channel and an outlet. The second channel directs the fluid from the chamber to the outlet. The direction of flow of fluid through the first channel and the second channel is transverse to a direction of flow of the fluid through the chromatographic media. A method of removing a solute from a fluid is also provided.
Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for transporting and dispersing solid particles into the earth's stratosphere, comprising a conduit connecting a substantially ground level location to an elevated location, a particle transport means, and a deagglomeration means coupled with a dispersal means, wherein the deagglomeration means and dispersal means are located at an elevated location, and to a method of transporting particles of high refractive index into the stratosphere as well as to an aircraft and to a cloud thus formed.
December 15, 2010
Date of Patent:
June 14, 2016
Davidson Technology Limited
Peter Davidson, Hugh Edmund Murray Hunt, Christopher John Burgoyne
Abstract: A system of signal emitting modules is disclosed. The modules emit light or other signals to warn oncoming traffic that a road or other pathway has changed or is traversing a tortuous pathway. The modules are interconnected in a sequence so that they flash on and off in a pattern that leads the driver or observer along a path with less confusion than with randomly flashing or steady lights or reflectors. The modules are self-powered and can be arrayed first and programmed following deployment. The programming can be done with “mesh” technology, an external controller, or by dialing a specific number in each of a plurality of distributed controllers. The modules can improve highway safety by reducing driver confusion. The modules are arrayed to prevent a driver from seeing them from an oncoming direction. The driver coming from the opposite direction will have his or her own guiding system.
Abstract: A garment or apparatus worn by emergency workers includes an electrically operated source of multiple, mutually diverging laser light beams. The light beams may be modulated to identify the worker and his status. The worker's location in an emergency environment is readily established as the locus of the diverging beams. A smoke-filled environment makes the laser beams more visible to rescuers.
April 24, 1998
Date of Patent:
November 7, 2000
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Glenn Martin Cotty, Jr., Glen Clyden Argabright
Abstract: Automatic horn warning signal apparatus for use on boats is compact, unitary, self-contained, lightweight, drycell-battery-energized, is manually selectably actuated for automatically sounding any of nine predetermined patterns of warning horn signal sequences applicable to specified, recognized navigational procedures for marine craft. A small motor operates through a first speed-reducing, torque-increasing transmission for rotating a main cam shaft containing nine lobed cams each having a different configuration corresponding to the desired warning signal pattern to be sounded. A control lever is engageable with any of the nine cams for selecting the desired automatically sounded horn signal sequence. A second speed-reducing, torque-increasing transmission rotates a latching cam shaft at one-tenth the rate of the main cam shaft for operating a latch for enabling a pivot bar to serve as fulcrum for the control lever.
Abstract: An emergency signalling device which will transmit a code signal by means of spaced reflective members rotatably mounted upon a member which may be driven by air currents. The device more particularly comprises a rotatably mounted surface such as a hemisphere upon the convex surface of which are provided spaced reflective areas of differing dimensions which will reflect flashes of different duration when exposed to sunlight corresponding to a recognizable code to transmit an emergency message such as S.O.S. Means are provided upon the said surface to permit adjustment of rate of rotation in accordance with the velocity of air currents to which it is exposed.
Abstract: A flasher unit for buoys, beacons and the like for flashing an incandescent lamp in a required sequence of short and long flashes having short or long eclipses between flashes. A counter is provided having a number of counts equal to the number of flash-eclipse pairs required. A timing pulse generator is selectively controlled to produce timing pulses during each count that are temporally spaced in accordance with the flash-eclipse time durations during each count. Certain ones of the timing pulses serve to clock the counter. Lamp control pulses are generated during each count for energizing the lamp for the preselected time duration. A sync pulse is generated at the beginning of every flash and a second pulse during the first flash in a sequence. These pulses are externally available and are communicated to other flasher units for synchronization. The unit will also synchronize to incoming sync pulses. A photocell circuit inhibits flashing during daylight periods.