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Method and system for managing a power grid
A smart grid for improving the management of a power utility grid is provided. The smart grid as presently disclosed includes using sensors in various portions...
Navi-server, navi-client, and navi-system
Provided is a navi-system or the like capable of improving accuracy of road traffic information that is created based on probe information. A navi-client 2...
Laser measuring system for joints of pipes
A laser measuring system for continuous measurement of at least one join of pipe being inserted into or removed from a wellbore. The laser measuring system can...
Gas compensated recoilless liquid disrupter
The method of controlling recoil in a disrupter comprises: providing liquid in a liquid chamber of the disrupter, the liquid chamber having a front nozzle for...
Air heat exchanger
Provided is an air heat exchanger capable of preventing an increase in ventilation resistance and a decrease in heat exchange efficiency due to condensation...
Ice cube release and rapid freeze using fluid exchange apparatus and
An ice piece release system that includes a chilled compartment set at a temperature below 0.degree. C., a warm section at a temperature above 0.degree. C., and...
Ventilation device is mounted on inner wall in wind tunnel communicating between indoor and outdoor sides, having a ventilation louver. The ventilation louver...
Device and method for air conditioning
A device for air conditioning a casing housing a first conduit taking a first air flow rate from outside, a second conduit taking a second air flow rate from...
Advanced valve actuator with remote location flow reset
An fluid control valve and actuator assembly includes a valve configured to control a flow of liquid, and a valve actuator configured to control opening and...
Fuel injector for supplying fuel to a combustor
A fuel injector for a combustor generally includes an annular outer body having an inlet and an outlet. The outer body at least partially defines an outer flow...
Waveguide luminaire with guide imbedded activity sensor
An edge-fed waveguide luminaire includes a light waveguide having a planar body, a waveguide edge support structure, and an anchor opening in the planar body of...
Noise attenuation in a check valve unit or apparatus for producing vacuum
Check valve units having one or more sound attenuating members are disclosed. A check valve unit includes a housing defining an inlet port, an outlet port, and...
Piston assembly for shock absorber
A piston assembly for a shock absorber includes: a bypass passage formed along a vertical length direction of a piston rod in a small-diameter portion that is...
Clutch coupled to gas turbine engine and method for cooling
A gas turbine engine clutch includes a dry clutch assembly, forward and aft working areas, and a shaft. The dry clutch assembly is operative to receive power...
Multi-plate friction clutch
A multi-plate friction clutch wherein lubrication sites of the clutch can be efficiently supplied with oil to be sufficiently lubricated. A multi-plate friction...
Environmental protection for lowerable pole
An environmentally robust joint for use in a lowering pole assembly comprising a lower pole section and an upper pole section. The joint includes a lower...
Variable displacement pump
A variable displacement pump including a control mechanism shiftable between first and second states, when the control mechanism is in the first state, the...
Test and monitoring system for a sump pump installation operable from a
An automated system for monitoring and testing a sump pump installation includes an electrically-actuated valve which admits liquid to the liquid container in...
Between a movable core chamber and a fuel supply passage, a needle guide slidably supports a needle fixed to a movable core. The needle guide has a...
A working vehicle includes: an air cleaner provided with a vacuator; a planar portion located below the air cleaner; an emission receiver provided to the planar...
Fuel vapor storage and recovery apparatus
The invention refers to a fuel vapor storage and recovery apparatus (1) comprising at least one main vapor storage compartment (3) filled with an adsorbent...
Evaporated-fuel processing apparatus
An evaporated-fuel processing apparatus including: a sealing valve which is arranged in a communication path between the atmosphere and a fuel tank mounted on a...
Systems and methods for integrated power and thermal management in a
An integrated power and thermal management system for a turbine-powered aircraft is provided. The system may comprise a power turbine, compressor, first cooling...
Lubricating oil filter assembly
A lubricating oil filter assembly is provided for an internal combustion engine that includes, but is not limited to a body provided with: an oil inlet, an oil...
Switchable rocker arm with improved switching response time
A rocker arm includes a follower which follows a first lobe of a camshaft and is mounted to a rocker arm body; a lock pin that is selectively moveable in a lock...
Inlet guide vane assembly
An inlet guide vane assembly is disclosed, which comprises: a housing, configured with a first penetration part and a plurality of first grooves; at least one...
Pressure compensated capacitive micromachined ultrasound transducer for
An apparatus for interrogating a subsurface material includes a carrier configured to be conveyed through a borehole penetrating the earth, an array of acoustic...
Fabrication and use of well-based obstruction forming object
An apparatus that is usable within a well includes a string and an object. The object is adapted to be communicated into the well through a passageway of the...
Umbilical management system and method for subsea well intervention
An intervention system and method for control of seabed equipment, including a control umbilical connected to a support vessel or rig via a surface winch; a...
Anchor valve for security
A system for protecting a fluid supply from a contaminant includes an anchor check valve having an inlet end and an exit end, the anchor check valve adapted to...
Water bearing household appliance and associated operating method
A water bearing household appliance (1) includes: a treating chamber (6) in which one or more items (7) can be loaded and treated with water and one or more...
A household appliance, in particular a water-conducting household appliance, which can be connected to a power supply network of an energy supplier, includes a...
Extra-capillary fluid cycling system and method for a cell culture device
An extra-capillary fluid cycling unit for maintaining and cycling fluid volumes in a cell culture chamber includes a housing and a first flexible reservoir...
Automated tissue engineering system
The invention provides systems, modules, bioreactor and methods for the automated culture, proliferation, differentiation, production and maintenance of tissue...
Functionalized nanoparticles and method
A nanoparticle including an inorganic core comprising at least one metal and/or at least one semi-conductor compound comprising at least one metal includes 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,...
Material handling system
A material collection unit for a material handling system is disclosed. The material collection unit includes an elongated housing section, a separator, and an...
Clamping device for a sprayer can
A clamping device for a sprayer can is provided, including a shell body. The shell body includes a grip portion and a clamping portion for clamping one end of a...
Energy-harvesting-based control and communication for a cabin services
A passenger control unit is provided that may include a push-button, power assembly, and control and communication circuitry. The push-button may be for control...
Buoyancy system for an aircraft
A buoyancy system (10) for an aircraft (1), the buoyancy system (10) being provided with at least one inflatable float (15). The buoyancy system (10) has at...
Adaptable modular power system (AMPS)
An adaptable modular power system (AMPS) is hierarchical in a number of ways. AMPS modules connect to a backplane, and one or multiple AMPS backplanes can form...
Electric-control multimode steering valve, steering hydraulic control
system, and wheel type crane
An electric-control multimode steering valve comprises: a flow distributing and collecting valve, a first electromagnetic valve, and a second electromagnetic...
Occupant monitoring systems and methods
Various implementations relate to an operator monitoring system (OMS). Certain implementations include an OMS coupled to a rotatable portion of a steering wheel...
System and method of determining accumulator status
A method of detecting an accumulator failure is provided. The method may comprise measuring a first pressure on a gas-side of an accumulator, measuring a second...
Brake force measurement techniques
The present disclosure provides systems and methods related to determining observed applied brake force of an aircraft braking system. In various embodiments, a...
Brake device for vehicle
A master cylinder includes pressurizing chambers and atmospheric pressure chambers which are in communication with a reservoir provided upstream. The...
Hydraulic brake system
A hydraulic brake system including: (a) a first hydraulic-pressure generating device including a manual hydraulic pressure source; (b) a second...
Vehicle data services enabled by low power FM transmission
A vehicle system and method that include a smart phone for communicating with a vehicle by an authorized user. The vehicle includes an FM transmitter that...
Remote modular equipment center architecture
A plurality of remote module equipment centers (RMECs) distributed throughout a vehicle to aggregate sensor and control information into localized areas of the...
Rearview mirror assembly
A rearview mirror assembly includes a reflective mirror element and a blind spot indicator system in optical communication with the reflective mirror element...