BEST Inc. | Date: 2016-10-28
An air distribution apparatus that serves as a single sensing device for both lighting, LiFi, and HVAC functions that are operable on a single platform by building automation systems. The building automation system may be controllable by a single software system or network accessible locally on site or remotely off site. The air distribution apparatus can operate in a single zone or coupled with multiple like apparatuses for multi-zone operation. It is a high turndown, self-balancing system which allows for continuous commissioning with built-in fault diagnostic systems and that may be used as a supply, return, or exhaust system, or a combination thereof. The air distribution apparatus includes multi-stage airflow control systems that operate progressively based on unique actuation mechanisms and/or algorithms that allow for precise flow control and feedback to self-balance and commission the system.
BEST Inc. | Date: 2017-01-17
Methods and apparatus for modular building utilities systems and assemblies for a building are provided. A modular system may include a first assembly having a duct, inlet piping, and outlet piping coupled via a bracket in a first positional relationship, where the inlet piping and outlet piping are disposed exterior to the duct. The modular system may also include a second assembly that may also have a duct, inlet piping, and outlet piping coupled via a bracket in a second positional relationship, where the inlet piping and outlet piping are also disposed exterior to the duct. The first positional relationship of the first assembly and the second positional relationship of the second assembly may provide alignment between the respective ducts, inlet piping, and outlet piping to facilitate coupling of the first and second assemblies.
BEST Inc. | Date: 2015-10-30
A foldable mattress support includes a headboard, a central hinge portion and first and second portions of a bedboard frame. The first and second portions are pivotally attached to the central hinge. A longer first strut is pivotally attached at a first location to a side bar of the first portion and at a third location to a post of the headboard. A shorter second strut is pivotally attached at a second location to the side bar and at a fourth location to the post. The second location is closer to the head end of the first portion than is the first location, and the fourth location is closer to the top of the post than is the third location. The struts rotate the headboard from an unfolded state that is perpendicular to the first portion down to being parallel and adjacent to the first portion in a collapsed state.
BEST Inc. | Date: 2015-03-09
The present invention provides, in part, a Paenibacillus sp. isolate, designated Paenibacillus polymyxa JB05-01-1, as well as an anti-microbial agent obtained from the bacterium or cell culture supernatant thereof. Compositions, methods and uses are also provided.
BEST Inc. | Date: 2016-05-18
An apparatus for testing a high-dose-rate afterloader machine comprising an image capturing device that used to capture a plurality of still images or a real-time video, wherein said image capturing device further comprises, a zoom lens, a microphone and a light, a measurement ruler that is located on a base plate; a plurality of calibration points located on the said base plate, a source insert that connects to said high-dose-rate afterloader machine to one end, wherein said source insert allows entry of a radioactive pellet and a source wire into one end, and an adjustable shaft that is connected to said base plate and connected to said image capturing device.
BEST Inc. | Date: 2014-05-15
An adjustable clamp includes a tool-motivated adjustment mechanism. The adjustable clamp includes a head having a base, a top, a front, and first and second sides that define a cavity, and a strap extending from the head having teeth spaced apart a first distance on at least one surface. The first and second sides have openings that allow the strap to extend therethrough. A pair of tabs depend from the head and are spaced apart a second distance, the second distance being about half the first distance. The pair of tabs selectively engage the teeth. An aperture within the head is configured to allow entry of a tool therethrough at a predetermined angle relative to the base to engage the teeth disposed in the cavity such that the rotational movement of a tool in at least one direction selectively changes the position of the strap relative to the head.
Professional Compounding Centers Of America Pcca 50 Interest and BEST Inc. | Date: 2016-07-14
Intralesional injections including poloxamer compounds and anticancer drugs are disclosed. The combination of the poloxamer-based composition with chemotherapeutic agents within the disclosed intralesional injections provides a synergistic effect, thereby allowing lower dosages of the active drugs and enhancing the treatment effectiveness. The disclosed poloxamer-based intralesional injections are employed for treating different types of cancer in humans and other animal species. The disclosed intralesional injections can be used as the sole therapy or in combination with one or more additional therapies, such as, chemotherapy, electrotherapy, immunotherapy and/or radiation therapy. The disclosed intralesional injections can be employed in virotherapy and gene therapy treatments. The disclosed intralesional injections are designed for immediate release or controlled release of the active drugs. The disclosed intralesional injections are employed for local or systemic administration of active drugs.
BEST Inc. | Date: 2016-09-26
The present technology relates to connection joints for surface coverings which includes but is not limited to floor coverings and building panels. Embodiments of the present technology include connection joints that are strong and allow for the use of less material than is needed for tongue and groove connection joints. The connection joints includes cleats, clefts, and/or gap shims which allow for swelling and shrinking of the floor covering while maintaining a strong connection and preventing damage to the floor covering.
BEST Inc. | Date: 2016-05-04
Systems and methods for measuring and controlling fluid flow comprises an orifice plate defining a variable opening, wherein the orifice plate includes an outer assembly comprising a central opening and an inner assembly extending through the central opening. Another embodiment comprises a plurality of blades disposed parallel to each other, wherein the blades are pivotable along its longitudinal axis and include at least one low-flow blade or partial blade and a plurality of high-flow blades The flow device regulates high and very low volumes of fluid with precision, inexpensively, with superior acoustics, reduced energy, a simpler design, and prevents building infiltration. The high turndown device permits use at lower velocities, thereby reducing noise generation and eliminating need for sound-attenuating liners. The high rangeability device combines several part numbers into fewer parts, thereby streamlining product portfolios. Cost benefits associated with the flow device allow equipment to be scaled back 100:1 rather than legacy 4:1, providing energy savings, fewer product variations, simple and more robust applications. The device meets new and old building fresh air, comfort and energy codes. The flow device can be engineered, selected, and sized without sophisticated software programs.
BEST Inc. | Date: 2016-08-01
An air distribution apparatus that serves as a single sensing device for both lighting, LiFi, and HVAC functions that are operable on a single platform by building automation systems. The building automation system may be controllable by a single software system or network accessible locally on site or remotely off site. The air distribution apparatus can operate in a single zone or coupled with multiple like apparatuses for multi-zone operation. It is a high turndown, self-balancing system which allows for continuous commissioning with built-in fault diagnostic systems and that may be used as a supply, return, or exhaust system, or a combination thereof.