Physical Type Apparatus Patents (Class 422/243)
  • Patent number: 9610229
    Abstract: Compositions for delivering materials, such as a biological material, sand, soil, metal, water, sea water, holy water, synthetic or biological polymers, cremated ash, ceramics, animal or plant tissue, or another physiologically compatible component having personal significance to an individual are described herein. The material(s) are encapsulated in an inert, non-bioerodible, hydrophobic, polymeric material. Methods of making microparticles encapsulating the personalizing substance and methods of use are also provided. The personalizing substance may be encapsulated in a polymeric non-bioerodible microparticle. The encapsulated personalizing substance may be combined with a carrier for delivery to an individual's skin. In some embodiments, the personalizing substance is added to a tattoo ink and incorporated in a tattoo created on an individual's skin. Following injection in the skin, the encapsulated material remains in the microparticles, and is not released over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Chamber Works, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Duffy, Ellen Dias Jorgensen, Erich Boger, Edith Mathiowitz
  • Patent number: 9539187
    Abstract: Compositions for delivering materials, such as a biological material, sand, soil, metal, water, sea water, holy water, synthetic or biological polymers, cremated ash, ceramics, animal or plant tissue, or another physiologically compatible component having personal significance to an individual are described herein. The material(s) are encapsulated in an inert, non-bioerodible, hydrophobic, polymeric material. Methods of making microparticles encapsulating the personalizing substance and methods of use are also provided. The personalizing substance may be encapsulated in a polymeric non-bioerodible microparticle. The encapsulated personalizing substance may be combined with a carrier for delivery to an individual's skin. In some embodiments, the personalizing substance is added to a tattoo ink and incorporated in a tattoo created on an individual's skin. Following injection in the skin, the encapsulated material remains in the microparticles, and is not released over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Chamber Works, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Duffy, Ellen Dias Jorgensen, Erich Boger, Edith Mathiowitz
  • Patent number: 9517443
    Abstract: A device for polymerizing lactams in molds, comprising: a reservoir for storing lactam, wherein said reservoir is kept at a temperature which varies in the range of 135-150° C. for melting the lactam and keeping it in melted state; lactam feeding means comprising dosing pipes for feeding the lactam from the reservoir, first dosing means for feeding an initiator; second dosing means for feeding an activator; a mixing head configured to receive the lactam, the initiator and the activator from respectively said lactam feeding means, said first dosing means and said second dosing means. The initiator and activator are liquid, and the cited reservoir and lactam feeding means are located within a heater configured to maintain the temperature of the lactam at a substantially constant value until it reaches the mixing head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
    Inventors: Sonia Garcia Arrieta, Unai Morales Diez, Cristina Elizetxea Ezeiza, M Amaia De La Calle Lizarazu, Jose Ignacio Hernandez Vicente, Pablo Casado Francisco, Mikel Liceaga Ontoria
  • Patent number: 9034273
    Abstract: A system includes a quench ring assembly, which includes a quench ring, a throat ring coupled to the quench ring, and a dip tube coupled to the quench ring. The quench ring assembly is self-retained as a unit. The system also includes a support assembly configured to support the quench ring assembly. The support assembly includes a removable mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Karol Rzepniewski, Allyson Joy Jimenez-Huyke, Anna Renata Ziombra, Slawomir Jozef Golec
  • Patent number: 9034194
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating a flow of fluid with microwave radiation, the apparatus comprising: a vessel having a sidewall and opposed first and second end walls defining a substantially cylindrical chamber, the first end wall being disposed a predetermined distance d1 from the second end wall; a pipeline for flowing fluid through, the pipeline passing through the first end wall towards the second end wall of the vessel, the chamber and the pipeline being substantially co-axial and the pipeline being substantially transparent to microwave radiation; and a microwave radiation inlet in the side wall of the vessel for admitting microwave radiation of wavelength ? into the chamber, wherein the distance d1 is substantially equal to an integral multiple of ?/2 so that the chamber is a microwave resonator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: ADVANCED MICROWAVE TECHNOLOGIES LTD
    Inventors: Yuriy Vladimirovich Zadyraka, Sergey Ivanovich Gritsinin, Mamikon Aramovich Misakyan, Igor Antonovich Kossyl, Eduard Mikailovich Barkhudarou
  • Patent number: 8999173
    Abstract: An electrochlorination and electrochemical system for the on-site generation and treatment of municipal water supplies and other reservoirs of water, by using a custom mixed oxidant and mixed reductant generating system for the enhanced destruction of water borne contaminants by creating custom oxidation-reduction-reactant chemistries with real time monitoring. A range of chemical precursors are provided that when acted upon in an electrochemical cell either create an enhanced oxidation, or reduction environment for the destruction or control of contaminants. Chemical agents that can be used to control standard water quality parameters such as total hardness, total alkalinity, pH, total dissolved solids, and the like are introduced via the chemical precursor injection subsystem infrequently or in real time based on sensor inputs and controller set points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Global Water Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: David T. Schwartzel, Michael L. Fraim
  • Publication number: 20150086418
    Abstract: A sterilization system including an air intake and an air exhaust fluidly connected to a conditioning plenum is provided. A heater is arranged inside the conditioning plenum downstream from the air intake. The system includes a first sterilization chamber adjacent to a second sterilization chamber, a first pressure plenum adjacent to the first sterilization chamber and fluidly connected to the first sterilization chamber and the conditioning plenum and a second pressure plenum adjacent to the second sterilization chamber and fluidly connected to the second sterilization chamber and the conditioning plenum is provided. The system further includes a first return duct arranged between the first and second sterilization chambers and fluidly connected to the first sterilization chamber and the conditioning plenum and a second return duct arranged between the first and second sterilization chambers and fluidly connected to the second sterilization chamber and the conditioning plenum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Gary C. Snyder, David H. Gibson
  • Patent number: 8986550
    Abstract: A method and a modular system for performing a sterilizing treatment of ballast waters (12) onboard of a ship (10), for reducing and/or removing the contents of invasive living micro-organisms. A water loading pump (13) and a water preliminary filtering stage (14) are operatively connected to a plurality of ballast water storing tanks (11); a UV sterilizing apparatus (18) for the ballast water is submerged into the ballast water in each water storing tank (11), and is operatively connected to a local control unit (QE). Each UV sterilizing apparatus (18) comprises a UV radiation source (28). The ballast water (12) inside each storing tank (11) is recirculated although the UV radiation source (28), for a required time and mixed with the ballast water inside the water storage tank (11) to enable the living micro-organisms to be substantially reduced or eliminated, during the navigation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Artes Ingegneria S.p.A.
    Inventors: Pasquale Punzo, Giuseppe Balzano
  • Publication number: 20150044109
    Abstract: An apparatus for production of microcapsules includes a volumetric pump configured to deliver a polysaccaridic suspension through a catching tube. A needle-type element is configured to receive the suspension through the catching tube, and the needle-type element has a button hole opening in a lateral wall thereof and an output hole that outputs the suspension. The button hole opening receives a pressure fluid current. A pressure regulator is coupled to the button hole opening to regulate the pressure fluid current to interrupt a suspension flow and obtain microdroplets of homogeneous size exiting the output hole. The microdroplets are received in a receiving container in a solution including divalent cations or polycationic substances to form a gel such that homogeneous microcapsules are formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Riccardo Calafiore, Giovanni Luca, Mario Calvitti, Ennio Becchetti, Paolo Puccetti, Francesca Fallarino, Claudio Nastruzzi
  • Patent number: 8911688
    Abstract: A microvalve for controlling fluid flows, and a sealing device for sealing cavities in a microfluidic system, particularly in a lab-on-a-chip system, and a method for the production thereof. A sealing surface of a valve body, or a sealing element, respectively, rests on a sealing surface of a substrate and is pressed against the sealing surface of the substrate in a fluid-tight manner by means of a clamping element. The clamping element and/or the valve body, or the sealing element, respectively, are at least partially elastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V.
    Inventors: Rainer Gransee, Eva Schaeffer, Klaus-Stefan Drese, Silvio Kraus, Tobias Baier, Felix Schmitz
  • Publication number: 20140348720
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present invention, a gas-liquid circulating type gas hydrate reactor, includes: a reactor body configured to be supplied with gas and water to generate a gas hydrate; and a bubble generator configured to be disposed around a lower portion of the reactor body, wherein the gas supplied from the lower portion of the reactor body is jetted into the reactor body through the bubble generator. The gas-liquid circulating type gas hydrate reactor in accordance with the present invention makes it possible to jet gas at a high speed by using the bubble generator disposed at the low portion of the reactor body so as to promote the reaction of water and gas which are accommodated in the reactor body while forming a water stream at the lower portion of the reactor body that enables a smooth agitation of the water and the gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicants: KOREA INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY, KOREA GAS CORPORATION, DONGSHIN HYDRAULICS CO., LTD., STX OFFSHORE & SHIPBUILDING CO., LTD., SUNGILTURBINE CO., LTD., DAEWOO ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Joung Ha Kim, Ju Dong Lee, Jae Ho Yun, Ho Kyeong Kim, Sang Min Kim, Seung Beom Hong, Ta Kwan Woo, Seung Hee An
  • Publication number: 20140348900
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a process for preparing liposomes, lipid discs, and other lipid nanoparticles using a multi-port manifold, wherein the lipid solution stream, containing an organic solvent, is mixed with two or more streams of aqueous solution (e.g., buffer). In some aspects, at least some of the streams of the lipid and aqueous solutions are not directly opposite of each other. Thus, the process does not require dilution of the organic solvent as an additional step. In some embodiments, one of the solutions may also contain an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API). This invention provides a robust process of liposome manufacturing with different lipid formulations and different payloads. Particle size, morphology, and the manufacturing scale can be controlled by altering the port size and number of the manifold ports, and by selecting the flow rate or flow velocity of the lipid and aqueous solutions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Cureport, Inc.
    Inventor: De-Min Zhu
  • Publication number: 20140274989
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to the manufacture of pharmaceutical compositions comprising an antibiotic compound and a beta-lactamase inhibitor compound when both compounds have a chemical structure that includes a beta-lactam ring, as well as resulting pharmaceutical compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph Terracciano, Nicole Miller Damour
  • Publication number: 20140261082
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for hydrating a particulate biomaterial with a liquid biomaterial includes a vacuum device and a valve for withdrawing a gas from the particulate biomaterial and introducing the liquid biomaterial. The valve includes a hub, a valve body, a particulate port, a vacuum port, and a liquid port. The valve body selectively moves between first and second positions. The valve body at least partially defines a first passage and a second passage. The particulate port, the vacuum port, and the liquid port are each configured to fluidly connect to a particulate container, the vacuum device, and the liquid container, respectively. In the first position, the first passage fluidly connects the vacuum port to the particulate port for withdrawing the gas from the particulate container. In the second position, the second passage fluidly connects the liquid port to the particulate port for hydrating the particulate biomaterial.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: NORDSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Benjamin B. Anderson, Kevin C. Geppert, Thomas A. Kirk, Huadong Lou, Mark Stevenson
  • Publication number: 20140255267
    Abstract: A method and device for destroying and inhibiting exposure to microbes and infection includes a first element and a second element, and a power source. At least one of the elements includes antimicrobial metal, which, when energized by the power source, produces ions that are lethal to microbes. The device can be incorporated into virtually any useful object. During normal use of the object, electrical communication is established between the two elements, causing current supplied from the power source to flow through the antimicrobial metal. The two elements are configured and arranged to ensure that ions flowing from the antimicrobial metal flow through the region in which it is desired to kill microbes. The antimicrobial metal can be on the surface of the element, incorporated into the material making up the element, or provided in any other way that allows the antimicrobial effect to be achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: ArgentumCidal Electrics, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. FULLER, Richard WYSK, Wayne J. SEBASTIANELLI, Paul H. COHEN, Robert C. VOIGT
  • Publication number: 20140255268
    Abstract: A method and device for destroying and inhibiting exposure to microbes and infection includes a first element and a second element, and a power source. At least one of the elements includes antimicrobial metal, which, when energized by the power source, produces ions that are lethal to microbes. The device can be incorporated into virtually any useful object. During normal use of the object, electrical communication is established between the two elements, causing current supplied from the power source to flow through the antimicrobial metal. The two elements are configured and arranged to ensure that ions flowing from the antimicrobial metal flow through the region in which it is desired to kill microbes. The antimicrobial metal can be on the surface of the element, incorporated into the material making up the element, or provided in any other way that allows the antimicrobial effect to be achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: ArgentumCidal Electrics, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. FULLER, Richard WYSK, Wayne J. SEBASTIANELLI, Paul H. COHEN, Robert C. VOIGT
  • Patent number: 8795536
    Abstract: Process for degrading organic substances in an aqueous composition comprising a step (a) wherein, in a liquid reaction medium, said aqueous composition is reacted with at least one composition comprising hydroxide ions (OH?) and hypochlorite in a molar ratio between hydroxide and hypochlorite higher than or equal to 0.001 and lower than 1.5, in order to oxidize said organic substances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Solvay (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventors: Patrick Gilbeau, Ward Blancke
  • Publication number: 20140212333
    Abstract: Static fluid disinfecting system and related methods. Implementations of a method of disinfecting a fluid include statically contacting a fluid included in in a container with an open-celled foam where the open-celled foam is coated with a quaternary organosilane coating produced from a quaternary ammonium organosilane reagent where the fluid contains one or more microorganisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicants: Coating Systems Laboratories, Inc., Qore Systems LLC
    Inventors: William R. Peterson, II, William R. Peterson, III
  • Publication number: 20140205494
    Abstract: A grommet device and method of using a grommet device is provided. A top structure has a top surface. An aperture having a central axis is positioned interior of the top structure. A sidewall is formed around the aperture and connected to the top structure. The sidewall is positioned substantially perpendicular from the top surface of the top structure. At least two upper protruding structures are connected to the top structure at different locations along the top structure, wherein each of the upper protruding structures extends into the aperture. At least two lower protruding structures extend from the sidewall at different locations along the sidewall, wherein each of the lower protruding structures have a flexing portion extending into the o aperture, wherein each of the upper protruding structures are substantially radially aligned with the flexing portion of each of the lower protruding structures, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Symmetry Medical Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventor: Kraig Herman Allen
  • Patent number: 8784657
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a novel method for cleaning a filter surface using a plasma discharge self-cleaning filtration system. The method involves utilizing plasma discharges to induce short electric pulses of nanoseconds duration at high voltages. These electrical pulses generate strong Shockwaves that disintegrate and dislodge particulate matter located on the surface of the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Drexel University
    Inventors: Young I. Cho, Alexander Fridman, Alexander F. Gutsol, Yong Yang
  • Publication number: 20140135412
    Abstract: Method for removing a foreign substance from a polymer composition including subjecting a polymer composition to a medium selected from the group comprising chemical reagents, electron beam radiation, electromagnetic radiation, or combinations thereof, removing the transformed foreign substance from the polymer composition, where the foreign substance is by subjecting the polymer composition to the medium at least partially transformed into a form that facilitates removal from the polymer composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: KRONES AG
    Inventor: Thomas Friedlaender
  • Patent number: 8721974
    Abstract: The disclosed invention relates to a process, comprising: conducting unit operations in at least two process zones in a process microchannel to treat and/or form a non-Newtonian fluid, a different unit operation being conducted in each process zone; and applying an effective amount of shear stress to the non-Newtonian fluid to reduce the viscosity of the non-Newtonian fluid in each process zone, the average shear rate in one process zone differing from the average shear rate in another process zone by a factor of at least about 1.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Velocys, Inc.
    Inventors: Anna Lee Tonkovich, Ravi Arora, David Kilanowski, Eric Daymo
  • Publication number: 20140094432
    Abstract: Processes for precipitating polymers from a polymer-containing solution are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: CERULEAN PHARMA INC.
    Inventor: J. Michael Ramstack
  • Patent number: 8679351
    Abstract: A water decontaminization system and method which utilizes an apparatus for producing hydroxyl ions through hydrolysis of water molecules to oxydize contaminents in the water. The apparatus includes a water chamber with an input water conduit and an output water conduit to establish a water flow in the chamber, in which electrodes positioned in the water chamber apply a voltage potential which causes electric current to flow through the water to create hydroxyl ions in the water, in a manner effective to kill contaminents such as viruses, bacteria, algae, organic substances, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Hydrover Holding S.A.
    Inventor: Sergio Gabriel Capettini
  • Patent number: 8647514
    Abstract: A standing wave in a water current, which is subject to purification, is swirled in the lower mass-exchange chamber in order to create negative pressure along the central axis, the atmosphere air intake and crating of two countercurrents interacting with each other, resulting in a standing wave and oxygenation of the water current. A cylindrical mixing chamber, which is divided into the upper mass-exchange chamber and the lower mass-exchange chamber by dividing walls with a coaxial orifice towards the air-supply pipe and peripheral bypass channel. In the lower mass-exchange chamber, water, which is subject to purification, is swirled and under the negative pressure in the center it intakes air from the air-supply pipe, creating hydrosol and reaction area of ion exchange due to forming of the standing acoustic wave. Part of the processed current is outlet into the volume through a permeable wall in the side surface of the upper mass-exchange chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventor: Leonid Jurievich Vorobiev
  • Patent number: 8632740
    Abstract: A collection device and a method for collecting a biological sample, particularly whole blood, includes a separating member to separate the whole blood into its components, and at least reagent positioned to selectively interact with a component of the separated sample. The reagent is able to selectively interact with the plasma/serum, and is prevented from contacting or interacting with the whole blood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Ajit Dastane, Dimitrios Manoussakis, Christopher Battles, Paul Dicesare, Jeffrey Radziunas
  • Patent number: 8609036
    Abstract: A method and device for destroying and inhibiting exposure to microbes and infection includes a first element and a second element, and a power source. At least one of the elements includes antimicrobial metal, which, when energized by the power source, produces ions that are lethal to microbes. The device can be incorporated into virtually any useful object. During normal use of the object, electrical communication is established between the two elements, causing current supplied from the power source to flow through the antimicrobial metal. The two elements are configured and arranged to ensure that ions flowing from the antimicrobial metal flow through the region in which it is desired to kill microbes. The antimicrobial metal can be on the surface of the element, incorporated into the material making up the element, or provided in any other way that allows the antimicrobial effect to be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Agentumcidalelectrics, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Fuller, Richard A. Wysk, Wayne J. Sebastianelli, Paul H. Cohen, Robert C. Voigt
  • Publication number: 20130326937
    Abstract: For increasing the concentration of stable water clusters in water solution an external electric field is applied to provide an alignment of electric dipole moments of the stable water clusters and for growing of the latter, the water solution with the stable water clusters is subjected to vigorous shaking by ultrasound to break the stable water clusters into a greater number of smaller stable water clusters, and products are produced with increased concentration of the stable water clusters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: D & Y Laboratories
    Inventors: Shui Yin Lo, David L. Gann
  • Publication number: 20130323635
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing resin particles uses a microreactor to mix first and second stock solutions, and to aggregate resin fine-particles to obtain resin particles. The microreactor includes stationary and rotating discs that are two discoid discs and that are disposed so that a gap is formed between circular surfaces of the two discs when the resin particles are manufactured, a first stock solution feed part that feeds the first stock solution from an end of the gap into the gap, and one or more second stock solution feed parts that are formed at the opposite side of the first stock solution feed part based on the center of the circular surface of the stationary disc by spatially connecting top and bottom surfaces of the stationary disc, and that feed the second stock solution containing an aggregating agent from the top surface side of the stationary disc to the gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Seishi Ojima
  • Patent number: 8591835
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of the invention are directed to sample tubes comprising a cylindrical elongate tube having a gripping section with at least one discontinuity extending radially about the outside surface of the elongate tube. Methods of making sample tubes and their use in sample handlers are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventor: Gregory B. Norell
  • Publication number: 20130302211
    Abstract: A method and device related to a liquid product pressure and (optionally) temperature treatment method reduces the level of microorganisms in the liquid product to a preselected level. Utilizing the method, liquid product is diffused in a chamber with the speed of pressure variation of liquid product in one embodiment of about 109 Pa/sec. The preferred speed of the diffused drops is about 10 m/sec. The liquid product can optionally be heated before or during diffusion, and is preferably heated as a diffused liquid product by mixing it with superheated steam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Andrei Alexandrovich Volkov, Nikolay Vladislavovich Arofikin, Alexander Yurievich Kolesnov
  • Publication number: 20130287633
    Abstract: Provided is a multi-stack cure system. The system includes a chamber having an inlet port and an outlet port. A magazine is mounted in the chamber. A plurality of substrates having encapsulants are loaded in the magazine. A heater is mounted at the chamber and serves to heat the plurality of substrates having the encapsulants. A loading unit is positioned adjacent the inlet port. The loading unit has a transfer device and a push bar. A substrate recognition device is mounted in the loading unit. A control device is connected to the substrate recognition device. The inlet port has a size larger than each of the plurality of substrates having the encapsulants and smaller than the magazine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jung-Gyu Park
  • Publication number: 20130252534
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a deodorizing system for a waste receptacle with a venting system. More particularly, the present invention relates to a waste receptacle that contains a venting system which allows air to enter the receptacle when removing a trash liner, thus allowing the liner to be removed more easily than before. Additionally, as the air moves through the venting system and across or through a deodorizing media, a fresh scent, anti-bacterial agent or other desired effect is provided when the garbage liner is removed from the waste receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventor: John G. Smith
  • Publication number: 20130243662
    Abstract: A pressure vessel and a drum rotatably arranged inside which has an inner space for material that is introduced into the pressure vessel. In various embodiments, a drive mechanism rotates the drum in relation to the pressure vessel. The drive mechanism can include a motor that can be located inside the pressure vessel in an interspace between the drum and the pressure vessel. Some embodiments include a door to close an opening of the pressure vessel and a part of the door can extend into an open end of the drum when the door is closed to keep the material in the drum and out of the interspace. In particular embodiments, a steam supply conduit extends into the drum at the closed end of the pressure vessel. In some embodiments, a helical agitation blade in the drum moves the material away from or toward the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Sanciflex AB
    Inventors: Per-Arne Froderberg, Melvin R. Madeley, Anna-Lena Seedhill
  • Patent number: 8524166
    Abstract: Stents and delivery systems with reduced chemical degradation and methods of sterilizing the same are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Bin Huang, Lothar W. Kleiner, John Stankus
  • Publication number: 20130211159
    Abstract: Method for degassing a storage tank for liquid products containing volatile organic compounds or VOC, in particular petroleum products, comprising a step a) of introducing an aqueous mixture comprising substances able to interact chemically and/or physically with the VOC in the gaseous state inside the tank, which is kept closed, so as to encourage them to pass from the gaseous phase to the liquid phase, and to remain in the liquid phase. Such introduction step being protracted so as to reduce the concentration of the VOC to a predetermined value functional to having an acceptable explosive limit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: IDRABEL ITALIA S.R.L.
    Inventor: Ivo Saverio Rancich
  • Publication number: 20130189165
    Abstract: A system includes a quench ring assembly, which includes a quench ring, a throat ring coupled to the quench ring, and a dip tube coupled to the quench ring. The quench ring assembly is self-retained as a unit. The system also includes a support assembly configured to support the quench ring assembly. The support assembly includes a removable mount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Karol Rzepniewski, Allyson Joy Jimenez-Huyke, Anna Renata Ziombra, Slawomir Jozef Golec
  • Publication number: 20130174759
    Abstract: Road material compositions, systems for uses and methods of making are provided in which the road material includes an asphaltene mixture. The asphaltene mixture generally includes at least one of the following: a surfactant, peptizer, stabilizer and light end hydrocarbons. The asphaltene mixture is combined with waste cuttings from a drill site and an aggregate to form a road-based material. The road-based material, thus, re-uses drill cuttings waste avoiding its disposal and the high costs associated with disposal. The road-based material is suitable for high and low traffic roads, oil roads, black top, as a patch mix and as a road base. The asphaltene mixture and the road-based material when formed are capable of immediate use as well as long-term storage. The asphaltene mixture and road-based material may both be readily modified for small and large scale production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: Pronghorn Environmental Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Pronghorn Environmental Technologies LLC
  • Patent number: 8470266
    Abstract: Provided is a sample packing device for packing a sample with respect to a microchip for performing reaction of a micro component contained in the sample, the microchip at least including: a sample reservoir; a reaction reservoir; and a channel connected between the sample reservoir and the reaction reservoir, in which a package including a sample chamber packed in advance with the sample is mounted on the microchip so as to pack the sample in the sample chamber into the sample reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru Asogawa, Hisashi Hagiwara, Tohru Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 8470249
    Abstract: An apparatus for making a gaseous clathrate has a closed reaction vessel to which are fed a reaction gas and a reaction liquid while an interior of the vessel is maintained at a predetermined pressure and a predetermined temperature so that the gaseous clathrate is formed in the vessel. An outlet nozzle on the vessel defines a flow passage opening into the vessel and having an inner wall surface extending between an inner inlet end inside the vessel and an outer outlet end. The passage extends along an axis, is rotation-symmetrical about the axis, and is of decreasing flow cross section from its inner end to its outer end. The inner wall surface is curved in an S-shape from the inner end to the outer end so that pressure in the vessel forces the formed clathrate out through the passage with increasing compression as the flow cross section decreases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Reto Mebes
    Inventor: Bernd Bonso
  • Patent number: 8460607
    Abstract: A microfluidic device having a flow channel comprising a hydrophobic membrane to improve control of flow and control of processing conditions in the flow channel, and to improve the removal of gas bubbles from the flow channel of the microfluidic device. In addition, the invention enables the process controls of the microfluidic device to know when gas bubbles have been removed, so that the next step in the process can be carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventor: Tahua Yang
  • Patent number: 8435465
    Abstract: A microfluidic cartridge for isolating biological molecules having a capture chamber containing functionalized solid supports maintained in a fluidized state provides reduced pressure drops and bubble formation during microfluidic extraction. The cartridge may include an electric field lysis chamber and/or a chemical lysis chamber. The electric-field lysis chamber may comprise an electrically insulating structure arranged between two opposing planar electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: CFD Research Corporation
    Inventors: Shivshankar Sundaram, Balabhaskar Prabhakarpandian, Kapil Pant, Yi Wang
  • Publication number: 20130105377
    Abstract: A method and system for reversibly converting water between an initial ionic strength and an increased ionic strength, using a switchable additive, is described. The disclosed method and system can be used, for example, in distillation-free removal of water from solvents, solutes, or solutions. Following extraction of a solute from a medium by dissolving it in water, the solute can then be isolated from the aqueous solution or “salted-out” by converting the water to a solution having an increased ionic strength. The solute then separates from the increased ionic strength solution as a separate phase. Once the solute is, for example, decanted off, the increased ionic strength aqueous solution can be converted back to water having its original ionic strength and reused. Switching from lower to higher ionic strength is readily achieved using low energy methods such as bubbling with CO2, CS2 or COS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: Queen's University at Kingston
    Inventors: Philip G. Jessop, Sean M. Mercer, R. Stephen Brown, Tobias Robert
  • Publication number: 20130085312
    Abstract: Devices for use in the disposal of pharmaceutical compositions are provided. Aspects of the devices include: a support having a surface; an activated carbon layer present on the surface; and an adhesive for stably associating a pharmaceutical composition with the activated carbon layer upon application of the pharmaceutical composition to the activated carbon layer. Also provided are methods of using the devices and kits containing the devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: Teikoku Pharma USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Teikoku Pharma USA, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8409501
    Abstract: A mobile deactivation apparatus for deactivating contaminants within a defined region that includes a source of a vaporous deactivating agent, a gas handling system, a support member, a drive means, a control system, and a power system is disclosed. The gas handling system dispenses the vaporous deactivating agent to the defined region. The support member is movable in the defined region and supports the source of the vaporous deactivating agent and the gas handling system. The support member can be propelled by the drive means. The control system is programmed to control the operation of the gas handling system and the drive means. A power system is provided to supply power to the mobile deactivation apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: American Sterilizer Company
    Inventors: Gerald E. McDonnell, Thaddeus J. Mielnik, Francis J. Zelina, Michael A. Centanni
  • Patent number: 8404193
    Abstract: A microchip which comprises: a resinous base having a plurality of fine channels formed on one side thereof, one or more cylindrical parts disposed so as to protrude from the other side, and a through-hole which pierces each cylindrical part along the axis thereof and communicates with the fine channel so that the diameter of the inner wall of the through-hole gradually decreases from the tip end of the cylindrical part toward the fine channel at a first inclination angle; and a resinous covering member bonded to that side of the resinous base on which the fine channels have been formed. The microchip has been configured so that a liquid sample can be introduced from the tip end of each cylindrical part through the through-hole. The wall thickness of the cylindrical part on the end side where a liquid sample is to be introduced has been made smaller than the wall thickness thereof on the base side where the cylindrical part has been formed, by forming a step therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Opto, Inc.
    Inventors: Kanji Sekihara, Takehiko Goshima
  • Publication number: 20130064709
    Abstract: A grommet device and method of using a grommet device is provided. A top structure has a top surface. An aperture having a central axis is positioned interior of the top structure. A sidewall is formed around the aperture and connected to the top structure. The sidewall is positioned substantially perpendicular from the top surface of the top structure. At least two upper protruding structures are connected to the top structure at different locations along the top structure, wherein each of the upper protruding structures extends into the aperture. At least two lower protruding structures extend from the sidewall at different locations along the sidewall, wherein each of the lower protruding structures have a flexing portion extending into the aperture, wherein each of the upper protruding structures are substantially radially aligned with the flexing portion of each of the lower protruding structures, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: Symmetry Medical Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Kraig Herman Allen
  • Publication number: 20130039807
    Abstract: A retort system for heating product to a specified temperature for sterilization is provided. The system includes a vessel having an associated heating system. A frame within the vessel for securing the baskets during reciprocation of the baskets may include a progressive latch mechanism. A roller arrangement for supporting baskets within the vessel may include both a plurality of transfer rollers and a plurality of support rollers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Philip M. LeBlanc, Beau R. Moreau
  • Publication number: 20130017131
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a single use, controlled environment manufacturing module in the form of a sterile sealed bag formed of a substantially flexible material, such that the bag can be inflated and deflated for transport and/or disposal. The flexible bag has one or more access ports and connectors to accommodate a variety of biochemical or pharmaceutical manufacturing processes to be carried out within the flexible bag. The interiors of one or more disclosed modules can be connected, forming a module train.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: XCELLEREX, INC.
    Inventor: XCELLEREX, INC.
  • Publication number: 20120328483
    Abstract: A method of replacing a first dispersion medium, in a starting slurry composed of the first dispersion medium and either terephthalic acid crystals or isophthalic acid crystals, with a second dispersion medium, and apparatus therefore. The starting slurry is tangentially fed to a vertically extending cylindrical portion of a cyclone-shaped nozzle disposed at an upper portion of a replacement tank of a dispersion medium replacement apparatus, from a tangential direction of the cylindrical portion, and moves circularly along an inner wall of the cylindrical portion. The slurry circularly moving is then discharged from an opening which is disposed at a vertically lower end of the cylindrical portion and dispersed in a second dispersion medium which is fed from a lower portion of the replacement tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Masato Inari, Fumiya Zaima