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Method and apparatus for applying a mid-IR graded-index microstructure to
an optical fiber tip to achieve...
A method and apparatus for applying a mid-IR graded microstructure to the end of a chalcogenide glass optical fiber are presented herein. The method and...
Methods for laser cutting glass substrates
A method for cutting a glass article from a strengthened glass substrate having a surface compression layer and a tensile layer includes forming an edge defect...
Methods and apparatus for material processing using atmospheric thermal
Methods and apparatus provide for: producing a plasma plume within a plasma containment vessel from a source of plasma gas; feeding an elongate feedstock...
Glass-substrate manufacturing method
A glass-substrate manufacturing method which includes a forming step and a cooling step. In the forming step, a molten glass is formed into a sheet glass by a...
Methods and apparatus for predicting glass dynamics
Computer-implemented methods and apparatus are provided for predicting/estimating (i) a non-equilibrium viscosity for at least one given time point in a given...
Burner apparatus, submerged combustion melters including the burner, and
methods of use
Apparatus includes a first and second conduits configured to form an annulus between them. An adjustable structure includes a body having an upper surface, a...
Submerged combustion melters having an extended treatment zone and methods
of producing molten glass
A submerged combustion melter includes a floor, a roof, and a sidewall structure connecting the floor and roof defining an internal space. A first portion of...
Method and apparatus for treating shale gas waste water
Organo clay and activated carbon are mixed to form a particle mixture. The particle mixture is contacted with waste water having chlorides and other...
Organics and nutrient recovery from anaerobic digester residues
Sludge from an anaerobic digester is treated to recover one or more of fibers, or solids or liquids with a high nutrient content. The solids or liquids can be...
Salt water supply unit and water softening apparatus
A salt water supply unit includes a salt water plate that divides the interior of a salt water tank into a salt container and a salt water reservoir, and a salt...
Method for control of deleterious microbes in oil and gas and other
A method of controlling sulfides in water systems is disclosed which includes injecting 9,10 anthraquinone into the water system and injecting a nitrate or...
Aerator/digester for water treatment
An Aerator/Digester for treating wastewater comprises cylindrical chamber having a centrally disposed air pipe supported from the chambers closed bottom end and...
Gasification waste water treatment using air separation unit oxygen
In one embodiment, a method includes gasifying a fuel source using a first oxygen stream supplied from an air separation unit (ASU), discharging a gasifier...
Systems and methods for plasma-based fluid treatment
The disclosed invention relates to a liquid treatment system comprising a fluid input channel and a plasmatron coupled to the fluid input channel, the...
Method for electro-chemical activation of water
An apparatus, system, and method for producing electro-chemically activated water wherein (1) a dilute aqueous salt solution is first delivered through a...
Fluid sterilizer and associated connecting device
A sterilizer may include: a first pipe having an inner wall with a light reflecting property; a second pipe disposed in the first pipe so as to pass fluid...
Device for treating fluorine-containing water
A device for treating fluorine-containing water includes a fluorine treating unit treating the fluorine-containing water in which calcium carbonate packed...
Water filtering system with temperature sensing
A filtering system is provided that includes at least one temperature sensor for measuring the temperature of a filter cartridge. The temperature measurements...
Faucet with built-in filter units
A faucet with built-in filter units includes a plurality of filter units arranged inside a main body of the faucet and also includes a dirt discharge valve so...
Flame spray synthesis of monoclinic Lu2O3 nanoparticles
A nanoparticle containing monoclinic lutetium oxide. A method of: dispersing a lutetium salt solution in a stream of oxygen gas to form droplets, and combusting...
Washing method of goethite-containing red mud
A washing method of red mud that is produced when an alumina-containing ore having a goethite to hematite mass ratio of 60/40 (goethite/hematite) or more in the...
Process for producing and processing a paste-like SiO.sub.2 composition,
and the use thereof
The invention relates to a process for producing a paste-like SiO.sub.2 composition using an SiO.sub.2 slip which allows simple intermediate storage and...
Unitary graphene layer or graphene single crystal
A unitary graphene layer or graphene single crystal containing closely packed and chemically bonded parallel graphene planes having an inter-graphene plane...
It is possible to obtain a graphite film with its shape controlled, by performing a sag controlling step of controlling temperatures of a polymer film at both...
Patterned structures of graphene and graphitic carbon and methods for
A patterned graphene or graphitic body is produced by providing a three-dimensionally patterned carbonaceous body; coating the body with a catalytic metal...
Vapour deposition process for the preparation of a phosphate compound
The present invention provides a vapour deposition process for the preparation of a phosphate compound, wherein the process comprises providing each component...
Process to separate phosgene and hydrogen chloride from a fluid stream
comprising phosgene and hydrogen chloride
A process according to the invention is a process to separate an initial fluid stream comprising phosgene and hydrogen chloride in at least a first and a second...
Composition for hydrogen storage
The composition for hydrogen storage is a composite of MgH.sub.2 powder and a metallic glassy Zr.sub.70Ni.sub.20Pd.sub.10 powder. Preferably, the metallic...
Apparatus and method for harvesting carbon nanotube arrays
An apparatus is provided for harvesting a carbon nanotube array from a substrate. The apparatus includes a peeler that peels the carbon nanotube array from the...
Diamond-like carbon nanorods and fabrication thereof
Novel sp.sup.3 rich diamond-like carbon (DLC) nanorod films were fabricated by hot filament chemical vapor deposition technique. The results are indicative of a...
Surface preparation method
A method of covalently immobilizing a charged chemical species on or near a sensor surface of a mass-sensitive chemical sensor, the sensor surface bearing...
Method of fabrication of Al/Ge bonding in a wafer packaging environment
and a product produced therefrom
A method of bonding of germanium to aluminum between two substrates to create a robust electrical and mechanical contact is disclosed. An aluminum-germanium...
Integrated analysis devices and related fabrication methods and analysis
Provided are integrated analysis devices having features of macroscale and nanoscale dimensions, and devices that have reduced background signals and that...
Low stress compact device packages
Various low stress compact device packages are disclosed herein. An integrated device package can include a first integrated device die and a second integrated...
Anodic bonding of dielectric substrates
A first ion rich dielectric substrate with a patterned dielectric barrier and a oxidizable metal layer is anodically bonded to a second ion rich dielectric...
MEMS structures and methods for forming the same
A method includes forming a MEMS device, forming a bond layer adjacent the MEMS device, and forming a protection layer over the bond layer. The steps of forming...
MEMS sensor packaging and method thereof
A micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS) sensor packaging includes a first wafer having a readout integrated circuit (ROIC) formed thereon, a second wafer...
Sensor module and semiconductor chip
A sensor module and semiconductor chip. One embodiment provides a carrier. A semiconductor chip includes a first recess and a second recess and a main surface...
CMOS ultrasonic transducers and related apparatus and methods
CMOS Ultrasonic Transducers and processes for making such devices are described. The processes may include forming cavities on a first wafer and bonding the...
Method and apparatus for fuel filling monitoring
A system includes a processor and an external fuel indicator. The processor is configured to instruct powering of a digital display in response to detection...
Fuel dispenser system with sealed partition part
A fuel dispenser system is provided including a partition part to separate a fuel dispensing unit from at least one electrically powered component. The...
Wireless spout and dispensing system
The present invention is related to a pouring device for a container for the dosing of liquid, said pouring device comprising: a) a housing b) a passage for the...
Pinch valve for dispenser for liquids
Fixed-volumes of liquid are measured and dispensed from a container by empirically determining the liquid surface height and opening a dispensing valve for a...
Container with pressure relief valve
A container for a fluid under pressure, preferably a beer keg, including a neck and a fitting mounted thereon with a suction tube for drawing the fluid into the...
Beverage dispensing system with user customizable inputs
A refrigerator includes a cabinet, a first compartment, a second compartment, a first door providing access to the first compartment, a second door providing...
Automated beverage generating system and method of operating the same
A method of operating an automated beverage generating system. The method comprises receiving one or more electrical signals representative of an order for a...
Beverage dispenser having liquid level gauge
A beverage dispenser includes a vessel, a dispensing tap, a dispenser assembly, and a dispensing tube. The vessel defines an internal volume, a lower opening,...
Vehicle control systems and methods
Vehicles equipped with certain embodiments may be used to pick up a load and to assist the vehicle operator's control of the vehicle in a manner that inhibits...
An industrial truck has a drive part and a load part. The drive part has at least one steerable drive wheel and at least one supporting wheel. The drive part...
Cable guide assembly
A cable guide assembly is used in a winch device having a rotatable cable shaft and a cable wound on the cable shaft. The cable guide assembly includes a...