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Thermodynamic system

. . The invention relates to a thermodynamic system (10), notably a system (10) implementing a thermodynamic rankine cycle, comprising a circulation loop (31-36) for the circulation of a working fluid, said loop (31-36) comprising an energy production means (20), said system (10) also comprising a device for cooling said energy production means (20) and a channel (37, 38) designed to supply said cooling device with working fluid from said loop (31-36) and to return said working fluid into said loop (31-36), said cooling device being designed so as to cool said energy production means (20) by vaporisation of the working fluid inside said production means (20), said working fluid entering said energy production means (20) in the liquid phase.. . ... Aq Corporation

Systems and methods for scanning three-dimensional objects

A method for computing a three-dimensional (3d) model of an object includes: receiving, by a processor, a first chunk including a 3d model of a first portion of the object, the first chunk being generated from a plurality of depth images of the first portion of the object; receiving, by the processor, a second chunk including a 3d model of a second portion the object, the second chunk being generated from a plurality of depth images of the second portion of the object; computing, by the processor, a registration of the first chunk with the second chunk, the registration corresponding to a transformation aligning corresponding portions of the first and second chunks; aligning, by the processor, the first chunk with the second chunk in accordance with the registration; and outputting, by the processor, a 3d model corresponding to the first chunk merged with the second chunk.. . ... Aq Corporation

Compounds, compositions and methods of use

Herein, compounds, compositions and methods for modulating inclusion formation and stress granules in cells related to the onset of neurodegenerative diseases, musculoskeletal diseases, cancer, ophthalmological diseases, and viral infections are described.. . ... Aq Corporation

Wave energy converter with submerged element

. . A wave energy converter (1) has: a buoyant structure (2) which, in use, floats on water; a generator (18); a generator drive mechanism (38) on board the buoyant structure (2), the generator drive mechanism (38) having an rotational input drive shaft (20) and a rotational output drive shaft (36); a drive member (22) operably connected to the input drive shaft (20), the drive member (22) being moveable back and forth between a first position and a second position; a biasing arrangement (23, 26) for example a buoyant block acting on the drive member; and, a submerged element 4, 4′ which, in use, moves below the surface of the water out of phase with the buoyant structure (2), the drive member (22) being attached by a tether (28) to the submerged element (4). In use, when the buoyant structure (2) encounters a wave crest, the spacing between the buoyant structure (2) and the submerged element (4, 4′) increases and the drive member (22) is pulled towards the second position by the tether (28), and, when the buoyant structure (2) encounters a wave trough, the spacing between the buoyant structure (2) and the submerged element (4, 4′) decreases and the drive member (22) is urged towards the first position by the biasing arrangement (23, 26). ... Aq Corporation

Aqua exercise equipment

An aqua resistance dumbbell comprises a tubular wall that provides a bore for receiving a user's hand from each end of the bell. A rod is located within the bore and extending laterally across the bore to be gripped by a user with one or both hands from one or both ends of the bore. ... Aq Corporation

Compounds, compositions and methods of use

Herein, compounds, compositions and methods for modulating inclusion formation and stress granules in cells related to the onset of neurodegenerative diseases, musculoskeletal diseases, cancer, ophthalmological diseases, and viral infections are described.. . ... Aq Corporation

Self-propelled robotic swimming pool cleaner with retractably tethered floating buoy

A method and apparatus for raising a self-propelled pool cleaner from a surface of a pool. The cleaner includes an interior chamber, a lower portion with an inlet and an upper portion with an outlet. ... Aq Corporation

Water conserving shower systems

A plumbing system for a shower or the like includes a mixing valve operable for delivering a water flow of adjustable temperature from a water source to a dispensing device downstream from the mixing valve. The system further includes a diverter valve between the mixing valve and the dispensing device, and operable to divert a selectively variable portion of the water from the mixing valve back to the water source. ... Aq Corporation

Gas permeable electrode and method of manufacture

A gas permeable or breathable electrode and method of manufacture thereof. In one example there is an electrolytic cell having an electrode comprising a porous material, wherein gas produced at the electrode diffuses out of the cell via the porous material. ... Aq Corporation

Improved devices and method for smelterless recycling of lead acid batteries

Lead from lead acid battery scrap is recovered in two separate production streams as clean grid lead and as high-purity lead without smelting. In preferred aspects, lead recovery is performed in a continuous process that uses an aqueous electroprocessing solvent and electro-refining. ... Aq Corporation

Distiller

A distiller including an evaporator having at least one evaporation surface for evaporating liquid into vapor. At least one movable liquid applicator assembly has a wiper applicator which can move over the at least one evaporation surface, for wiping and applying a thin even film of the liquid on the at least one evaporation surface for evaporation.. ... Aq Corporation

Intraocular drug delivery

An ab externo method of placing an intraocular implant into an eye can include advancing a needle, in which the implant is disposed, into the eye through conjunctiva and sclera of the eye. The implant can include a drug deliverable to the eye. ... Aq Corporation

A powder detergent formulation

The present disclosure relates to a powder detergent formulation. The present disclosure particularly relates to powder detergent formulation containing salts of amino alkyl carboxylates bearing secondary or tertiary amino group and three or more carboxyl groups.. ... Aq Corporation

Process for purification of produced water

We provide a process for treatment of produced water, including but not limited to water produced by a “steam flood” process for extraction of oil from oil sands, including the removal of color from the water. This removal may be accomplished through addition of color-removal polymers and flocculents. ... Aq Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170334750

Electrolysis device and apparatus for producing electrolyzed ozonated water

There is provided an electrolysis device configured to use unpurified water containing a small amount of ions of alkaline earth metal such as ca and mg as raw water, and to have a structure of supplying the raw water to a cathode chamber in which deposition of scale of the alkaline earth metal on the surface of a cathode provided in the cathode chamber can be prevented. The electrolysis device and the apparatus for producing electrolyzed ozone water are configured by an electrolysis cell formed in a manner that a membrane-electrode assembly is configured by a solid polymer electrolyte separation membrane formed by a cation exchange membrane, and an anode and a cathode which are respectively adhered to both surfaces of the solid polymer electrolyte separation membrane, and the membrane-electrode assembly is compressed from both surfaces thereof, and thus the solid polymer electrolyte separation membrane, the anode, and the cathode are adhered to each other. ... Aq Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170331173

Near field communication antenna and smartphone having antenna

A near field communication (nfc) antenna and a smartphone having the antenna are disclosed. The present disclosure provides a parallel stacked nfc antenna, of a smartphone, suitable for nfc communication. ... Aq Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170308692

Mobile terminal, mobile terminal program, checkpoint management system, and checkpoint management method

A mobile terminal that can be utilized for a checkpoint management system performs contactless electric communication with a reader/writer device for a passive rfid tag. An application processing unit cooperates with an application server through electronic communication. ... Aq Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170305619

Bottle cap

The invention discloses a push bottle cap, comprising an outer push cap, an inner ejecting cap, a striker and a waterproof cap. The inner ejecting cap is tightly connected to the upper portion of the waterproof cover, forming a hollow chamber; the top of the inner ejecting cap is tightly attached to the upper inner wall of the outer push cap; the upper portion of the inner ejecting cap is provided with a telescoping device; the waterproof cover comprises a waterproof layer, the outer wall of the waterproof cap and the outer push cap are locked together through a fastener, and the waterproof cap is in screwed connection with a bottle in a threaded manner; the striker is inserted into the upper portion of the inner ejecting cap and located in the hollow chamber, the telescoping device surrounds the striker, and the tip of the striker points to but has no contact with the waterproof layer. ... Aq Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170305505

Self-deploying float

A self-deploying float assembly to support mechanical equipment such as aerators and mixers for use in water, wastewater and process water stream treatment basins and a method of installing same.. . ... Aq Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170305504

Self-deploying float

A self-deploying float assembly to support mechanical equipment such as aerators and mixers for use in water, wastewater and process water stream treatment basins and a method of installing same.. . ... Aq Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170293490

Method for modifying an onboard control system of a pool cleaner, and power source for a pool cleaner

An onboard control system of an electrically powered pool cleaner (3) is disclosed. The disclosed system is configured to operate the pool cleaner in accordance with a setup (a, b, c) of the onboard control system (350). ... Aq Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170292553

Rotatable connector assembly

This invention relates to a rotatable connector assembly, also referred to as a two-part connector assembly that allows connection of one object or member bearing one part of the assembly to another object or member bearing the other part of the assembly, and further allows rotation of the members with respect to each other in a plane parallel to the plane of the assembled connector, assures that the two connector members remain attached under load and shear forces, and permits ready detachment of the connector members from each other.. . ... Aq Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170291829

Media, systems, and methods for wastewater regeneration

A filtration device selectively removes hydrophobic waste from wastewater while leaving other water and surfactant components, which may then be recycled to a point of use. The wastewater treatment system may comprise a filtration unit and filtration media. ... Aq Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170291141

Portable water collection and filtration system

A portable water collection, filtration and power generation system is provided. The system is comprised of a holding tank, a filtration system, a reverse osmosis system an electrical power generator a mobile transport unit that holds the holding tank, filtration system, reverse osmosis system, and the electrical power generator. ... Aq Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170288366

Thin laser package for optical applications

An optical projection system includes: a laser emitter configured to emit a beam along an emission axis; an optical element having an optical axis non-parallel to the emission axis, the optical element having a back focal length; and a folding optic configured to redirect the beam toward the optical axis, the beam following a folded optical path having: a first section along the emission axis from the laser emitter to the folding optic; and a second section along the optical axis from the folding optic to the optical element, the sum of the lengths of the first and second sections being equal to the back focal length, the length of the first section being a function of a divergence of the beam and the back focal length, and the folding optic having a height along the optical axis configured to redirect substantially the entire beam emitted by the laser emitter.. . ... Aq Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170282102

Liquid filtration systems, components, and methods

Filter assemblies, filter modules, and filtration systems and methods.. . ... Aq Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170276394

Multi-tube offset pre-insulated hvac ducting technology

The invention provides an hvac duct having an inner composite tube and an outer composite tube. The inner composite tube has an interior metal wall, a primary foam wall, and an exterior metal wall. ... Aq Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170275906

Automated swimming pool cleaner having an angled jet drive propulsion system

A self-propelled cleaning apparatus for cleaning a submerged surface of a pool including a housing having an interior chamber, a plurality of supports rotationally mounted to a lower portion of the housing arranged to move the cleaning apparatus over the surface of the pool. At least one inlet and at least one outlet, and a filter and a water pump disposed in the interior chamber, the water pump configured to establish a flow path through the housing by drawing water and debris from the pool into the housing through the at least one inlet, directing water through the filter, and discharging filtered water out of the housing to the pool through the at least one outlet, wherein the at least one outlet is configured to direct a pressurized stream of water at an acute angle with respect to the surface over which the apparatus moves.. ... Aq Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170272728

System and method of three-dimensional scanning for customizing footwear

A method for generating shoe recommendations includes: capturing, by a scanning system, a plurality of depth maps of a foot, the depth maps corresponding to different views of the foot; generating, by a processor, a 3d model of the foot from the plurality of depth maps; computing, by the processor, one or more measurements from the 3d model of the foot; computing, by the processor, one or more shoe parameters based on the one or more measurements; computing, by the processor, a shoe recommendation based on the one or more shoe parameters; and outputting, by the processor, the shoe recommendation. . ... Aq Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170269316

Photoelectric conversion assembly

A photoelectric conversion assembly is proposed. The photoelectric conversion assembly comprises a photoelectric conversion module having an interposer, at least one optical element and an optical bench. ... Aq Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170254137

Portable security box with a solar panel and improved lock that attaches to a fixed object to secure valuables

A portable, universally fitting, stylish, lockable security box that integrally affixes to a an object such as the support or cross bar on a frame of a beach lounge chair, a stroller, bike or similar member where it is desirable to protect your valuables on a stationary or a larger movable object. The security box is a device preferably comprised of a main top component having a solar panel thereon and a main bottom component which are hinged together and able to be securely closed by a rfid locking mechanism. ... Aq Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170253500

Water conditioning

A water conditioning apparatus for separating organic compounds and dissolved solids from water. A membrane separates organic compounds from a liquid feed comprising water, organic compounds, and dissolved solids. ... Aq Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170251143

System and method for assisted 3d scanning

A three-dimensional scanning system includes: a camera configured to capture images; a processor; and memory coupled to the camera and the processor, the memory being configured to store: the images captured by the camera; and instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to: control the camera to capture one or more initial images of a subject from a first pose of the camera; compute a guidance map in accordance with the one or more initial images to identify one or more next poses; control the camera to capture one or more additional images from at least one of the one or more next poses; update the guidance map in accordance with the one or more additional images; and output the images captured by the camera to generate a three-dimensional model.. . ... Aq Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170248343

Boiling water heater

The invention discloses a boiling water heater, which includes a barrel shape internal tank body, a water inlet pipe, a water outlet pipe and a exhaust pipe, the upper end of the tank body, fixedly and hermetically connect to the first upper cover, the first upper cover is fixedly and hermetically connected to the second upper cover. One cavity is formed between the first and second upper covers, water inlet pipe passes through the second upper cover. ... Aq Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170247772

Composite particle for steel making and ore refining

Composite particles are used in combination with ore particles in an ore-refining or purification process, such as in a steel- or iron-making process. The composite particles comprise a core, which may be an aggregate of limestone, dolomite, or another ore particle. ... Aq Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170246596

Diffusor

The invention relates to a diffusor for adding of gases into water, said diffusor comprising a perforated tube (1) and at least one supply tube (2), said the at least one supply tube (2) is at one end coupled to a source for supplying gas and at the other end in fluid communication with the perforated tube (1), the gas is supplied to the perforated tube (1) through at least one inner supply tube (4; 5; 15) extending from the supply tube (2) to the perforated tube (1). The invention is distinctive in that at the least one inner supply tube (4; 5; 15) is a non-perforating tube and has at least one outlet (4a, 5a, 15a) situated at a free end of the at least one inner supply tube (4, 5, 15), said gas is adapted to be distributed into the perforated tube (1) through the at least one outlet (4a, 5a, 15a).. ... Aq Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170234056

Flexible portable security bag with an elongate zipper

A portable, universally fitting, stylish, lockable security box or bag that integrally affixes to a an object such as the support or cross bar on a frame of a beach lounge chair, a stroller, bike, wheelchair or similar member where it is desirable to protect your valuables on a stationary or a larger movable object. The security bag is a device preferably comprised of a flexible flap component and a main bottom component which encloses the valuables of the user. ... Aq Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170233272

Method and apparatus for selenium removal from high tds wastewater

A process for removal of selenium and nitrate from waste water includes both electrochemical and bioprocessing treatment. Embodiments include use of activated walnut shell a growth media for selenium-reducing bacteria.. ... Aq Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170231453

Multi-use mop

A multi-purpose mop. The multi-purpose mop may comprise a mop head, which may have a plurality of bristles on a first side, a squeegee on an opposite side, and a fabric attachment portion on a bottom face.. ... Aq Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170227488

Chlorine detection with pulsed amperometric detection

. . A method of measuring oxidant in an aqueous composition using an electrode system comprising a membrane permeable to a species to be measured, a cathode situated behind the membrane, and an electrolyte between the membrane and cathode. Embodiments of the method may include contacting the membrane and an anode with the aqueous composition, and measuring the current between the cathode and anode in response to a first voltage applied between them. ... Aq Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170223936

System and method for storing live seafood

A system for storing live seafood, includes: compartments into which the seafood is introduced, a hydraulic circuit to cause water to circulate, an installation for treating the water, characterized in that: the compartments form part of at least one module taking the form of a unit which unit is made of a lightweight material, the water flow generated by the hydraulic circuit enters the compartments via the upstream end and reemerges via the downstream end thereof, the water circulating through the compartments is kept at a temperature of below 25° c.. . ... Aq Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170223340

Depth perceptive trinocular camera system

A method for detecting decalibration of a depth camera system including a first, second, and third cameras having overlapping fields of view in a direction includes: detecting a feature in a first image captured by the first camera; detecting the feature in a second image captured by the second camera; detecting the feature in a third image captured by the third camera, the third camera being non-collinear with the first and second cameras; identifying a first conjugate epipolar line in the second image in accordance with a detected location of the feature in the first image and calibration parameters; identifying a second conjugate epipolar line in the second image in accordance with a detected location of the feature in the third image and the calibration parameters; and calculating a difference between a detected location of the feature in the second image and the first and second conjugate epipolar lines.. . ... Aq Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170219450

Pressure/force sensors for measuring fluid pressures; calibration methods for fluid pressure/force sensors; fluid drainage systems

In one aspect, the disclosure provides a pressure sensor that wirelessly provides force/pressure data to a wireless receiver. The pressure sensor includes a first fluid-responsive membrane configured to be exposed to a region, such as a body fluid, whose pressure is being monitored. ... Aq Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170217133

Floor and wall covering assembly

A floor and wall covering plank includes sequentially, from bottom to top, a waterproof substrate, an adhesive layer, a veneer layer, a paint protective layer, a uv protective layer. The plank may further include optionally one or more of a padding layer and veneer layer below the waterproof substrate. ... Aq Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170211023

Supramolecular capsules

Provided is the use of a capsule holding a catalyst, such as an enzyme. The capsule has a shell of material that is a supramolecular cross-linked network. ... Aq Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170209869

Apparatus for separating solid materials

An apparatus for separating solid materials is described, which comprises a channel for receiving a liquid and the materials to be separated, the channel being provided with an agitation surface. Means for directing streams of fluid at the materials to be separated are provided, the streams of fluid urging the materials over and against the agitation surface to separate the materials. ... Aq Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170209056

Implantable self-calibrating sensor assemblies and associated methods

Self-calibrating sensor assemblies for excess body fluid drainage systems are disclosed herein. Self-calibrating sensor assemblies can include a sensor assembly engaged with a flexible interface member of a drainage catheter. ... Aq Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170208737

Soil injection system and method

Embodiments of a method and a system are provided to create a uniform layer of a substance such as a hydrogel or other fluid substance underneath the soil surface with minimal or little surface disturbance to the plants, the plant roots and the soil located on or slightly below the applied surface area. It is to be clearly understood that various different embodiments may be employed to deliver a variety of different substances to the soil, and such substances may be gels or liquids. ... Aq Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170204584

Building foundation and soil stabilization method and system

. . System and means soil stabilization and moisture control for building foundations including methods and systems for stabilization moisture in a site for building foundation by applying soil moisture stabilization material in various forms, a preferred stabilization material being a mixture of aluninosilicate pozzolan mineral and granular material such as sand.. . ... Aq Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170203346

Self-regenerating remediation treatments and methods

Contaminated sediment is re-mediated using a self-regenerating reactive sedimentation capping system comprising a system of composite particles having a core and a coating. The coating of at least some particles further include a complexing or sorptive reactive material, such as activated carbon, appatite, a clay or organoclay, or a synthetic sorptive such as sorbster™. ... Aq Corporation

07/13/17 / #20170200561

Multi-layer water-splitting devices

Water-splitting devices and methods for manufacturing water-splitting devices or solar cells is disclosed. The method seeks to provide a relatively high-volume, low-cost mass-production method. ... Aq Corporation

07/13/17 / #20170197161

Fluid intake screen

A screen for intake of fluid. The screen includes parallel and spaced rods, filtration material, a fitting, and structural members. ... Aq Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170195841

Providing commercial enterprise data with map data

Disclosed are methods and systems for downloading map data. A database of layers of map data is maintained. ... Aq Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170189948

Method and composition for inhibiting methanogenesis during in-situ sediment treatment

Contaminated sediment is remediated using a sedimentation capping system comprising composite particles having a core and a coating containing a statin composition. The statins are useful for inhibiting the growth of methanogens, known anaerobes that produce methane from organic materials found in sediments. ... Aq Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170189478

Hatching fluid enzymes and uses thereof

The present invention relates to various polypeptides from fish hatching fluid, their encoding nucleic acid sequences, pharmaceutical compositions comprising said polypeptides and nucleic acid molecules and their use in various medical and cosmetic applications to the skin, particularly for moisturizing skin and/or for exfoliation of the horny layer of the skin for treating or preventing skin disorders or conditions in an animal.. . ... Aq Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170180708

System and method for speckle reduction in laser projectors

A method for applying power in a plurality of pulses to the projection source to control the projection source to emit coherent light during an exposure interval comprising at least two sub-intervals, the applied power causing the projection source to have different temperatures during first and second sub-intervals of the at least two sub-intervals; and emitting light from the projection source, wherein the projection source emits light having different wavelengths during the first and second sub-intervals in accordance with the different temperatures of the projection source.. . ... Aq Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170180706

Depth perceptive trinocular camera system

A method for detecting decalibration of a depth camera system including a first, second, and third cameras having overlapping fields of view in a direction includes: detecting a feature in a first image captured by the first camera; detecting the feature in a second image captured by the second camera; detecting the feature in a third image captured by the third camera, the third camera being non-collinear with the first and second cameras; identifying a first conjugate epipolar line in the second image in accordance with a detected location of the feature in the first image and calibration parameters; identifying a second conjugate epipolar line in the second image in accordance with a detected location of the feature in the third image and the calibration parameters; and calculating a difference between a detected location of the feature in the second image and the first and second conjugate epipolar lines.. . ... Aq Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170178392

3d scanning apparatus including scanning sensor detachable from screen

A handheld three-dimensional scanning sensor including: a depth camera; a client communication interface; a controller; and a memory having instructions stored thereon that, when executed by the controller, cause the controller to: control the depth camera to capture an image; and transmit the image over the client communication interface.. . ... Aq Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170174529

Flow powered water disinfection

A turbine powered or solar powered disinfection system is incorporated in the main fluid line that is flowing to a point-of-use (pou) or point-of-entry (poe) water system or water storage tank. Disinfectant is added to the flowing fluid line or disinfectant energy is otherwise imparted to the flowing fluid line. ... Aq Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170172800

Intraocular shunt manufacture

An intraocular shunt can be manufactured using a system that includes a liquid bath and a wire, which is moved through the bath. The wire can be moved through a first liquid bath to produce a first tubular layer of drug-infused gelatin. ... Aq Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170172799

Intraocular shunt implantation methods and devices

Devices and methods of implanting an intraocular shunt into an eye can be used to deliver the shunt to a location within the sclera. Some methods involve creating an opening in the sclera, and positioning a shunt in the anterior chamber of the eye such that the shunt terminates via the opening in the intrascleral space, thereby facilitating fluid flow through both the opening and the intrascleral space.. ... Aq Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170172798

Intraocular shunt inserter

An inserter for treating glaucoma can comprise a housing, a needle, a plunger, a slider component, and a drive component. The drive component is disposed within a cavity of the housing and rotatable within the cavity to result in movement along a longitudinal axis of the inserter to the needle and the plunger upon rotation of the drive component. ... Aq Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170172797

Intraocular shunt insertion techniques

An inserter for treating glaucoma can comprise a housing, a needle, a plunger, a slider component, and a drive component. The drive component is disposed within a cavity of the housing and rotatable within the cavity to result in movement along a longitudinal axis of the inserter to the needle and the plunger upon rotation of the drive component. ... Aq Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170172567

Surgical device

The present invention discloses a surgical device including: an operating lever, which includes two pinching arms that integrate to be a solid tube for pinching the object; an arm hold-down tube, which is a round and hollow tube for containing the said two pinching arms, closing the said two pinching arms for pinching the object; and a puncture tube, which is a round and hollow tube for containing the said two pinching arms and the said hold-down tube, the three tubes form the inter-sleeve structure. The device also includes a connection part for connecting the said puncture tube so that the said puncture tube can connect to the tube with larger diameter to form the puncture stabilizing and balancing tube; and a puncture part, which will protrude or retract via the puncture motion mechanism provided at the said puncture tube, so that the object can be pinched with the said operating lever and the said puncture part will protrude for conducting puncture. ... Aq Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170172114

Method and apparatus for removal of sea lice from live fish

A fish delousing installation includes a warm water source, and a fish slide for fish to slide down. The fish slide has a fish inlet, a fish outlet, and a slide length defined therebetween. ... Aq Corporation

06/15/17 / #20170168785

Computer programming system and method

A method of computer programming includes the steps of making a writable system catalog, and developing grammar by building an abstract grammar tree. Another method of computer programming involves use of a data model and a user interface, and includes the step of decoupling the user interface from the data model.. ... Aq Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170159191

Systems and methods for continuous alkaline lead acid battery recycling

Lead is recycled from lead paste of lead acid batteries in a process that employs alkaline desulfurization followed by formation of plumbite that is then electrolytically converted to pure lead. Remaining insoluble lead dioxide is removed from the lead plumbite solution and reduced to produce lead oxide that can be fed back to the recovery system. ... Aq Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170158524

Nanoplatelet metal oxides

Nanoplatelet forms of metal hydroxide and metal oxide are provided, as well as methods for preparing same. The nanoplatelets are suitable for use as fire retardants and as agents for chemical or biological decontamination.. ... Aq Corporation

06/01/17 / #20170151458

Aquatic exercise device

An aquatic exercise device (100) includes a cuff strap (102) for fastening a plurality of fins (106) to a user's leg. The cuff strap (102) is configured to position the plurality of fins (102) to extend outwardly form an interior of the cuff strap (102) when the cuff strap (102) is fastened to an ankle area of the user's leg. ... Aq Corporation

05/18/17 / #20170142312

System and method for high dynamic range depth capture using multiple cameras

A method for capturing a depth map includes: controlling a plurality of cameras to capture, concurrently, a plurality of first images during a first exposure interval, each of the cameras concurrently capturing a corresponding one of the first images, the cameras having overlapping fields of view; controlling a projection source to emit light at a first illumination level during the first exposure interval; controlling the cameras to capture, concurrently, a plurality of second images during a second exposure interval, each of the cameras concurrently capturing a corresponding one of the second images; controlling the projection source to emit light at a second illumination level during the second exposure interval, the second illumination level being different from the first illumination level; combining the first images with the second images to generate a depth map; and outputting the depth map.. . ... Aq Corporation

05/18/17 / #20170137607

Stabilized rubbers

Novel rubbers are provided which are stabilized by a specific combination of at least three different anti ageing compounds. Said rubbers dispose of an increase storage stability as well as an improved colour stability over the short term as well as over the long term. ... Aq Corporation

05/18/17 / #20170137310

Purifying device and method for elimination of xenobiotics in water

A purifying method for photochemical elimination of xenobiotics present in water. The purifying device is used which has a photochemical reactor unit having at least one inlet for contaminated water and one outlet for purified water, it provides a flow path for continuously flowing water from said inlet to said outlet, and is equipped with a radiation source module providing ultraviolet radiation in a wavelength range ranging from 100 to 280 nm. ... Aq Corporation

05/11/17 / #20170130432

Water conserving shower system and thermochromic fixtures used therein

. . A water delivery system includes a mixing valve operable for delivering a water flow of adjustable temperature from a water source to a dispensing device downstream from the mixing valve; a thermochromic thermal indicator, fluidly coupled between the mixing valve and the dispensing device, that provides a visible indication of the water flow having achieved a predetermined temperature; and a diverter valve, fluidly coupled between the mixing valve and the dispensing device, and operable to direct the water flow selectively either to the dispensing device or back to the water source. The thermal indicator may be a thermochromic pvc conduit, or it may be a fitting having an inlet, an outlet, a thermochromic pvc element therebetween, and a barrier located between the inlet and the outlet so as to define a flow path that includes an interior surface of the thermochromic element.. ... Aq Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170126318

Photoelectric conversion assembly

A photoelectric conversion assembly is proposed. The photoelectric conversion module comprises three parts, photoelectric conversion module, a printed circuit board (pcb) and a hybrid cable. ... Aq Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170121900

Apparatus for cleaning a surface

An apparatus for cleaning a surface, such as the surface of a rotating disk, the apparatus comprising an articulating arm associated via a linkage to a rotating member driven by a motor. Rotation of the rotating member causes linkage to move the articulating arm in an oscillating pattern. ... Aq Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170121165

Systems, methods, and apparatus for dispensing ambient, cold, and carbonated water

Systems, apparatus, methods, and articles of manufacture provide for a beverage dispensing system configured to form one of a plurality of available types of carbonated and non-carbonated beverage types in response to a user selection.. . ... Aq Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170121002

Maintenance unit for an inboard marine engine

A service unit including a vessel defining a chamber configured to receive fluid. A first conduit is coupled to the vessel and is in fluid communication with the chamber. ... Aq Corporation

04/27/17 / #20170114399

Predicting the ability of atlantic salmon to utilize dietary pigment based on the determination of polymorphisms

A method of predicting the ability of a salmon to utilise dietary pigment, the method comprising determining the alleles present at one or more dna polymorphism in the salmon and predicting the ability of the salmon to utilise dietary pigment based on the determination of the alleles. The method may be used for selecting a salmon for use as broodstock. ... Aq Corporation

04/06/17 / #20170097647

Systems and methods for optimizing water utility operation

This disclosure provides systems and methods for improving the performance of a water pumping station. A server can be configured to receive data from a plurality of sensors included within the water utility plant. ... Aq Corporation

04/06/17 / #20170097032

Rotatable connector assembly

This invention relates to a rotatable connector assembly, also referred to as a two-part connector assembly that allows connection of one object or member bearing one part of the assembly to another object or member bearing the other part of the assembly, and further allows rotation of the members with respect to each other in a plane parallel to the plane of the assembled connector, assures that the two connector members remain attached under load and shear forces, and permits ready detachment of the connector members from each other.. . ... Aq Corporation

03/30/17 / #20170086488

Seed composition and method to improve germination and emergence under adverse soil conditions

A seed composition, system, and method of improving seed germination, emergence, and seedling development are provided. The seed composition includes a seed, a binder, and a surfactant forming a first layer. ... Aq Corporation

03/23/17 / #20170081800

Water repelling article

Disclosed herein is a water repelling article for use in clothing comprising, at least one inner material and at least one outer material that substantially covers the inner material, wherein the article further comprises at least one water repelling agent uniformly distributed throughout the article and the article has a resiliently deformable non-flat three dimensional shape. In addition, a process for forming a water repelling article for use in clothing is disclosed.. ... Aq Corporation

03/23/17 / #20170080604

Method and apparatus for producing milled elastomer

The invention is a method for producing milled elastomer, comprising the steps of directing a liquid jet from at least one nozzle on an elastomeric material moving in an at least partially transversal direction with respect to the discharge direction of the at least one nozzle. In the method according to the invention the liquid jet directed on the elastomeric material has a pressure of 650-1350 bar, and the elastomeric material is moved with respect to the at least one nozzle such that, in a first phase adapted for disintegrating a surface of the elastomeric material, the elastomeric material has a first forward-feed rate of 10 to 20 mm/s at a point of impact of the liquid jet in a direction transverse to the discharge direction, and, in a second phase after disintegrating the surface, the elastomeric material has a second forward-feed rate being decreased with 35-65% compared to the first forward-feed rate. ... Aq Corporation

03/16/17 / #20170074023

Flexible portable security bag

A portable, universally fitting, stylish, lockable security box or bag that integrally affixes to a an object such as the support or cross bar on a frame of a beach lounge chair, a stroller, bike, wheelchair or similar member where it is desirable to protect your valuables on a stationary or a larger movable object. The security bag is a device preferably comprised of a flexible flap component and a main bottom component which encloses the valuables of the user. ... Aq Corporation

03/16/17 / #20170071350

Floating lounge with improved back support

According to one aspect, embodiments of the invention provide a recreational floatation device comprising a body portion comprising an inflatable member having a first inner perimeter surrounding a first inner area, a first support portion comprising a layer of material extending through the first inner area and attached to the inflatable member at its first inner perimeter to support a user of the device, a back support member located within said first inner area, a hinge mechanism coupled to the back support member and the first inner perimeter and configured to allow the back support member to rotate between a first position, wherein a substantial portion of the back support member extends generally away from the first inner area, and a second position, in which the back support member lies substantially within the first inner area.. . ... Aq Corporation

03/09/17 / #20170065762

Systems for utilizing the water content in fluid from a renal replacement therapy process

The present invention relates to systems, methods and uses for recycling at least a part of water lost during various renal replacement therapy processes, e.g. In the preparation of a fresh dialysate solution or fresh reconstitution fluid for kidney disease dialysis and hemofiltration by utilizing water from the spent fluids. ... Aq Corporation

03/02/17 / #20170057882

Persistent, targeted, optimized, soil amendment composition and method

A material for optimizing and maintaining at least one of water, nutrients, biocides, and other protectant or growth supporting chemicals in natural soils by decreasing leaching, evaporation, and volatility through application of agglomerated granules (prills) formed of engineered hydrating particles, a binder, nutrients, and protectants to the soil. Typical application is by applying prills simultaneously with seeds when drilled, broadcast, or otherwise distributed.. ... Aq Corporation

03/02/17 / #20170057841

Liquid purification system

A liquid purification system is provided that includes a liquid holding device configured to hold liquid and an ultra-violet (uv) disinfecting system disposed in a base adjacent to a closed end of the liquid holding device. A power-generating system wirelessly powers the uv disinfecting system.. ... Aq Corporation

03/02/17 / #20170056438

Nanobubble-containing composition and use thereof

A composition contains nanobubbles containing hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen, and the use thereof. A composition containing, as an active ingredient, nanobubbles having a diameter of 30 micrometer or less and containing 0.45-0.55 ppm of hydrogen, 10-12.5 ppm of oxygen, and 7-8 ppm of nitrogen. ... Aq Corporation

02/23/17 / #20170051467

Floating debris skimming device

. . A skimming device configured to collect and store floating debris captured from the surface of a body of water. The skimming device includes a debris collector having an enclosed body defining an opening for receiving and storing captured debris therein; a skimming device movement member configured to move the skimming device in the body of water; a debris movement member configured to capture floating debris from the body of water and pass the captured debris into the debris collector; and a housing that surrounds the debris collector and skimming movement member such that the two endless belts of the skimming movement member extend above and below the housing. ... Aq Corporation

02/23/17 / #20170050848

Method for purifying raw phosphoric acid (e.g. mga acid) by adding ashes originating from waste incineration plants, comprising the production of pure phosphoric acid, calcium sulfate, water-soluble calcium hydrogen phosphates and metal salt solution

The present invention relates to a method for purifying raw phosphoric acid by adding ashes originating from waste incineration plants, as well as calcium hydroxide and at least one sulfide, and by wet-chemical digestion for obtaining (producing) calcium sulfate, pure phosphoric acid, metal salt solution and/or calcium hydrogen phosphates (e.g. Triple superphosphate).. ... Aq Corporation

02/23/17 / #20170050155

Mounting device for an aeration element and aerator

The invention relates to a mounting device (8) for an aeration element (2) for introducing a gas into a liquid, said aeration element (2) comprises a base body (3) having at least one upwardly-projecting sidewall (6), said mounting device comprises a mounting element (9) for connecting to the sidewall (6) of the base body (3) of the aeration element (2). Said mounting element (9) comprises at least one elastically deflectable retaining web (10) for detachably connecting to the at least one sidewall (6) of the base body (3) of the aeration element (2). ... Aq Corporation

02/23/17 / #20170050133

Water filter cartridge with air conduction

The present invention relates to a water filter cartridge, with a housing and a flow path for air for ventilating a water tank storing water to be processed by the water filter cartridge. The latter is distinguished in that the flow path has a first water barrier.. ... Aq Corporation

02/23/17 / #20170050132

Water filter cartridge with air conduction

The present invention relates to a water filter cartridge, with a housing and a flow path for air for ventilating a water tank storing water to be processed by the water filter cartridge. The latter is distinguished in that shut-off means are provided for the flow path for air, preferably in the form of a valve or a membrane.. ... Aq Corporation

02/16/17 / #20170042082

Osmoregulating coated seed and method

An osmotic regulator coated seed having enhanced seed germination and plant development is provided. The coated seed has a coating that includes an osmotic regulator that promotes seed germination, seedling emergence, seedling vigor, percent ground coverage, and/or stand density, even when the seed is subjected to abiotic stress conditions, or to reduced availability of water because of deficit irrigation techniques or soils that do not readily absorb or retain water. ... Aq Corporation

02/09/17 / #20170039658

Energy collaboration platform with multiple information level matching

Methods and systems for automatically matching energy transactions between two or more counterparties. One embodiment provides receiving, with a server, first transaction type data from a first counterparty involved in an energy transaction. ... Aq Corporation

02/02/17 / #20170029293

Systems and methods for water filtration

A water filtration systems may comprise an under the sink ro water filtration system that is plumed into a building's water supply. For example, the water filtration systems may include an ro device at least partially installed underneath a sink, with the tap water connection plumbed directly to the sink cold water supply line, and a waste water drain line connected directly to the sink drain, such as the p-trap.. ... Aq Corporation

02/02/17 / #20170028351

Systems and methods for water filtration

A water filtration systems may comprise an under the sink ro water filtration system that is plumed into a building's water supply. For example, the water filtration systems may include an ro device at least partially installed underneath a sink, with the tap water connection plumbed directly to the sink cold water supply line, and a waste water drain line connected directly to the sink drain, such as the p-trap.. ... Aq Corporation

02/02/17 / #20170028350

Systems and methods for water filtration

A water filtration systems may comprise an under the sink ro water filtration system that is plumed into a building's water supply. For example; the water filtration systems may include an ro device at least partially installed underneath a sink, with the tap water connection plumbed directly to the sink cold water supply line, and a waste water drain line connected directly to the sink drain, such as the p-trap.. ... Aq Corporation

02/02/17 / #20170027137

Module for storing and transporting live sea products, in particular lobsters, and device including at least one such module

A module for storing and transporting live products, in particular sea products, characterised in that it includes a box-shaped unit which is made from a light material, which has a length l and a width i defining a front surface ff and a rear surface rf, as well as a thickness e, and which is provided with at least one recess, the size of which is equal to the overall length of a crustacean to be inserted, the recess opening onto both the front surface ff and the rear surface rf. The invention also relates to the complete device, including a plurality of juxtaposed modules, and a system for treating water with an adapted composition.. ... Aq Corporation

01/26/17 / #20170023541

Wireless subterranean soil monitoring system

A wireless subterranean soil monitoring system. The system measures the complex permittivity around a subterranean antenna, and then responsively adjusts the antenna's tuning circuit according to the measured permittivity. ... Aq Corporation

01/26/17 / #20170021546

Apparatus and method for manufacturing mesh-like polymeric structures

A method and apparatus for manufacturing a combined polymeric structure are disclosed. The apparatus includes an extruder body (110), a die (120) configured to receive flowing polymeric material from the extruder body (110) and a motion unit. ... Aq Corporation

01/26/17 / #20170021251

Using a mobile device with integrated motion sensing for customized golf club fitting

One aspect of the disclosure relates to a method of swinging a mobile device to simulate swinging of a golf club in order to evaluate a user's golf swing for customized golf club fitting. In an embodiment, the method can be performed by a processor of the mobile device. ... Aq Corporation

01/26/17 / #20170020296

Inflatable lounge chair and methods of manufacturing same

This invention relates to recreational flotation devices, and particularly to inflatable lounge chairs, and to methods for manufacturing same.. . ... Aq Corporation

01/26/17 / #20170020091

Method and system for automated data analysis of soil moisture

A method and system for automated data analysis. The system and method provides advanced and accurate soil moisture information along the depth of soil moisture probes. ... Aq Corporation

01/19/17 / #20170017456

Nfc-enabled digital apparatus and method of nfc-based information transmission

An nfc-enabled digital apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a touch screen display and a near field communication (nfc) module comprising an nfc antenna and an nfc controller. ... Aq Corporation

01/19/17 / #20170017307

Systems and methods for remapping three-dimensional gestures onto a finite-size two-dimensional surface

A method for operating a real-time gesture based interactive system includes: obtaining a sequence of frames of data from an acquisition system; comparing successive frames of the data for portions that change between frames; determining whether any of the portions that changed are part of an interaction medium detected in the sequence of frames of data; defining a 3d interaction zone relative to an initial position of the part of the interaction medium detected in the sequence of frames of data; tracking a movement of the interaction medium to generate a plurality of 3d positions of the interaction medium; detecting movement of the interaction medium from inside to outside the 3d interaction zone at a boundary 3d position; shifting the 3d interaction zone relative to the boundary 3d position; computing a plurality of 2d positions based on the 3d positions; and supplying the 2d positions to control an application.. . ... Aq Corporation

01/19/17 / #20170016536

Gapless piston ring for internal combustion engine

A piston is provided for an internal combustion engine. The piston may include a cylindrical first piston portion having a first diameter, a cylindrical second piston portion of the first diameter, and a cylindrical third piston portion of a second diameter less than the first diameter located between the first piston portion and the second piston portion. ... Aq Corporation

01/19/17 / #20170016393

Engine with compression and momentum stroke

An engine may include a cylinder having a first combustion chamber at one end thereof and a second combustion chamber at an opposing end thereof, first and second cylinder heads at an end of the first combustion chamber and the second combustion chamber, respectively, and a double-faced piston slidably mounted within the cylinder. The piston may be configured to move in a first stroke from the first end to the second end of the cylinder. ... Aq Corporation

01/19/17 / #20170016360

Timed gas exchange in engine using piston as exhaust valve

A linear reciprocating engine may include an engine block, a cylinder having combustion chambers at opposing ends, cylinder heads located at an end of the respective combustion chambers, respectively, and a double-faced piston. The engine may further include piston rod portions extending from both faces of the piston through the combustion chambers. ... Aq Corporation

01/19/17 / #20170016331

Piston assembly for internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine may include an engine block, a cylinder within the engine block, and a piston within the cylinder. The piston may have an outer peripheral wall, and a groove in the outer peripheral wall of the piston may have a first edge and a second edge spaced from the first edge. ... Aq Corporation

01/19/17 / #20170016330

Engine with piston that overshoots cylinder wall exhaust port

A linear reciprocating engine may include a cylinder having first and second combustion chambers at opposing ends, first and second cylinder heads at an end of the first and second combustion chambers, respectively, and a double-faced piston slidably mounted within the cylinder. The engine may further include an exhaust port located in a peripheral cylinder wall and at least one combustion gas inlet in a location other than the peripheral cylinder wall. ... Aq Corporation

01/19/17 / #20170016329

Engine with piston that serves as valve to control gas exchange

A linear reciprocating engine may include a cylinder having a first combustion chamber at one end and a second combustion chamber at an opposing end, first and second cylinder heads located at an end of the first and second combustion chambers, respectively, and a double-faced piston slidably mounted within the cylinder. The engine may further include a first piston rod portion having a first recess extending from a first face of the double-faced piston through the first combustion chamber, and a second piston rod portion having a second recess extending from a second face of the piston through the second combustion chamber. ... Aq Corporation

01/19/17 / #20170016328

Gas exchange through engine piston rod

A linear reciprocating engine may include a cylinder having a first combustion chamber at one end and a second combustion chamber at an opposing end, first and second cylinder heads located at an end of the first and second combustion chambers, respectively, and a double-faced piston slidably mounted within the cylinder. The engine may further include a first piston rod portion extending from a first face of the double-faced piston through the first combustion chamber, and a second piston rod portion extending from a second face of the piston through the second combustion chamber. ... Aq Corporation

01/19/17 / #20170016327

Engine with continuous gas exchange during momentum stroke

An internal combustion engine may include an engine block, a cylinder defining a combustion chamber, and a piston in the cylinder. The piston may travel in a first stroke from one end to an opposite end of the cylinder, and may be sized relative to the cylinder to enable an expansion stroke portion of the first stroke while the piston travels under gas expansion pressure, and a momentum stroke portion of the first stroke for the remainder of the first stroke following the expansion stroke portion. ... Aq Corporation

01/19/17 / #20170016214

A fluid flow system and method

A fluid flow system comprising a supply line, a fluid control unit and at least one end user; wherein fluid flow through the system is facilitated only upon a certified verification signal generated by the end-user and certifying said verification signal by the fluid control unit.. . ... Aq Corporation

01/19/17 / #20170015969

Biomass carrier and a method of manufacturing thereof

A compressible biomass carrier for use in fluid treatment systems is disclosed. The biomass carrier includes an extruded circumferential mesh-like structure and elongated elements positioned in a space confined by the circumferential mesh-like structure and at least some of the elongated elements are joined to an inner portion of the mesh-like structure.. ... Aq Corporation

01/19/17 / #20170015393

Recreational flotation device and method of manufacturing same

This invention relates to recreational flotation devices, and particularly to floating mattresses or lounges, and to a method for manufacturing same.. . ... Aq Corporation

01/05/17 / #20170006027

Tag management system, tag management method, information provision system, and information provision method, as well as devices and tag used therefor

An operation terminal (120) requires an input of an authentication code when an authority granting request for corresponding electronic information to a tag (100) is received from a user, and transmits the authentication code to a server together with the authority granting request. The server (140) has an authentication code memory unit (142) that stores the authentication code for each tag, and an authorized user management unit (144) that manages the authorized user for each tag. ... Aq Corporation

01/05/17 / #20170004538

Nfc-enabled digital apparatus and method of nfc-based information transmission

An nfc-enabled digital apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a touch screen display and a near field communication (nfc) module comprising an nfc antenna and an nfc controller. ... Aq Corporation

01/05/17 / #20170003051

Control method of parallel connection multi-heating tank instant water heater

This invention discloses a controlling method of instant water heater having multiple heating tanks parallel with each other. The branches of the heating tanks are all set with valve unit that controls on/off of the heating tank's water inlet terminal except for one branch; the control method are: setting two flow comparison value, l1 and l2 respectively; if current tested flow rate is higher than l2, then gradually turn on branches' valve unit; if current tested flow rate is lower than l1, then gradually turn off branches' valve unit; current heating tanks separately control heating power change based on current flow rate and temperature, and heat the water in it to preset temperature, one of these heating tanks will feedback according to mixed temperature, then feedback to slightly adjust temperature control, so water heater's outlet temperature reaches set temperature completely.. ... Aq Corporation








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