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Patent
Cascade Technologies, Inc. | Date: 2017-03-29

The present disclosure relates to pontoon shields. The pontoon shields disclosed herein may, for example, protect pontoons from damage and/or enhance the aesthetic appearance of pontoons. The shields may be fashioned from one or more segments of resilient material configured to attach along a longitudinal aspect of a pontoon. The shields may be fashioned from a single segment, or from one or more segments configured to mate with one another. The shields may be attached to a pontoon, for example, via an adhesive, weld, and/or one or more brackets, or other mechanical means.


Patent
Cascade Technologies, Inc. | Date: 2017-05-31

The present disclosure relates to thermal contrast therapy devices, treatment methods for providing thermal contrast therapy, and systems for providing and managing thermal contrast therapy treatments. The thermal contrast therapy devices disclosed herein are configured to provide a sequence of alternating cooling periods and heating periods to one or more areas of a patients body. A thermal contrast therapy device may comprise a source of hot fluid, a source of cold fluid, and one or more pumps configured to circulate fluid through one or more treatment pads in fluid communication with the device. The thermal contrast therapy devices disclosed herein are configured to rapidly and efficiently transition between alternating cooling periods and heating periods.


Patent
Cascade Technologies, Inc. | Date: 2017-06-07

A leak detection system for detecting leaks in pressurised containers, the system comprising a leak test conveyor for moving each container and an accumulation tunnel through which the leak test conveyer extends, wherein the accumulation tunnel and the leak test conveyer together define at least one enclosed accumulation volume, each enclosed accumulation volume being sized to accommodate only a single container, thereby to allow gas leaking from the single container to accumulate, and a gas sensor for sensing accumulated leaked gas from the single container.


Patent
Cascade Technologies, Inc. | Date: 2016-10-27

The present disclosure relates to thermal contrast therapy systems, and automated thermal contrast therapy devices configured to interact with such systems and to perform customized thermal contrast therapy treatment sequences. Treatments may be prescribed by a treatment provider or selected by a user of a thermal contrast therapy device associated with such a system. In some embodiments, a thermal contrast therapy device may be configured to receive an indication from one or more temperature sensors and/or flow meters and to effect a desired measure of heat transfer during treatment, for example, by automatically adjusting the temperature and/or flow rate of the heat transfer fluid. In some embodiments, a thermal contrast therapy device may be configured to receive an indication of one or more physiological parameter values and to perform a customized thermal contrast therapy treatment sequence based, at least in part, on the one or more physiological parameter values.


Patent
Cascade Technologies, Inc. | Date: 2015-10-14

A leak detection system comprising a substantially sealed accumulation chamber adapted to accommodate a single gas container, the accumulation chamber being sealed so that when a gas container is in the accumulation chamber gas leaked from that container accumulates. An optical detector is provided for detecting leaked gas, the detector including an optical cell. A controller directs a reference sample to the optical cell and subsequently directs a sample from the from the accumulation chamber to the optical cell. The optical detector is operable use both the reference sample and the accumulation chamber sample to detect leaked gas.


Patent
Cascade Technologies, Inc. | Date: 2017-04-19

A leak detection system comprising a substantially sealed accumulation chamber adapted to accommodate a single gas container, the accumulation chamber being sealed so that when a gas container is in the accumulation chamber gas leaked from that container accumulates. An optical detector is provided for detecting leaked gas, the detector including an optical cell. A controller directs a reference sample to the optical cell and subsequently directs a sample from the from the accumulation chamber to the optical cell. The optical detector is operable use both the reference sample and the accumulation chamber sample to detect leaked gas.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: ICT-28-2015 | Award Amount: 17.24M | Year: 2016

The MIRPHAB (Mid InfraRed PHotonics devices fABrication for chemical sensing and spectroscopic applications) consortium will establish a pilot line to serve the growing needs of European industry in the field of analytical micro-sensors. Its main objectives are to: provide a reliable supply of mid-infrared (MIR) photonic components for companies incl. in particular SMEs already active in analytical MIR sensing reduce investment cost to access innovative MIR solutions for companies already active in the field of analytical sensors, but new to MIR photonics based sensing attract companies new to the field of analytical sensors, aiming to integrate -sensors into their products. To fulfil those objectives, MIRPHAB is organized as a distributed pilot line formed by leading European industrial suppliers of MIR photonic components, complemented by first class European R&D institutes with processing facilities capable of carrying out pilot line production. MIRPHAB provides: access to MIR photonic devices via mounted/packaged devices for laser-based analytical MIR sensors expert design for sensor components to be fabricated in the pilot line plus training services to its customers. The platform will be organized such that new developments in MIR micro- and integrated optic components and modules can be taken up and incorporated into the MIRPHAB portfolio. MIRPHAB will work on a convincing scheme for the flow of hardware and information, suitable to operate a distributed pilot line efficiently. MIRPHAB will develop sound business cases and a compelling business plan. Potential cost-performance breakthroughs will be shown for reliable MIR sensing products based on building blocks provided by MIRPHAB. MIRPHAB will become a sustainable source of key components for new and highly competitive MIR sensors, facilitating their effective market introduction and thus significantly strengthening the position and competitiveness of the respective European industry sector.


Patent
Cascade Technologies, Inc. | Date: 2016-05-05

The present disclosure relates to thermal contrast therapy devices, treatment methods for providing thermal contrast therapy, and systems for providing and managing thermal contrast therapy treatments. The thermal contrast therapy devices disclosed herein are configured to provide a sequence of alternating cooling periods and heating periods to one or more areas of a patients body. A thermal contrast therapy device may comprise a source of hot fluid, a source of cold fluid, and one or more pumps configured to circulate fluid through one or more treatment pads in fluid communication with the device. The thermal contrast therapy devices disclosed herein are configured to rapidly and efficiently transition between alternating cooling periods and heating periods.


Grant
Agency: Department of Energy | Branch: | Program: SBIR | Phase: Phase II | Award Amount: 1000.00K | Year: 2015

The availability and continued growth of high performance computing (HPC) is opening new avenues for complex physics based software simulations. The usage of high performance computing is particularly important in high-fidelity large-eddy simulation of multi-physics engineering problems such as the development of more e cient and less polluting advanced energy technologies. Large-eddy simulation is a branch of computational fluid dynamics (CFD). While high performance computing based large-eddy simulation is common amongst researchers, its adoption in commercial industries is still hindered by inherent complexities in utilizing the associated software tools. The proposed solution herein is a web-based platform with user-interface tools that support large-eddy simulation in high performance computing environments. Development through Phases I and II will build a web platform that accomplishes several overall goals: provides immediate value to large-eddy simulation software usability through stand-alone user-interface tools creates a collaborative web-based simulation framework that engages computational experts, designers and decision-makers enables greater knowledge and insight generation from high-fidelity large-eddy simulation data The web-platform user interface tools are targeted at a commercially marketed large-eddy simulation code. This code was developed from turbulence modeling methodologies resulting from the Department of Energys Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program" at Stanford University. During Phase I the web based platform and three user interface tool prototypes were deployed. The platform demonstrated the capability to connect to computing resources that run large-eddy simulation software. The user interface prototypes then simplified tasks associated with simulation setup, interactive analysis and data management. Commercial user feedback on the tools was gathered and assimilated into objectives for Phase II. This second phase will focus on refining the front facing user experience of the web tools while also enhancing their underlying functionality. For example, one innovative prototype from phase I allowed engineers to interactively inspect simulation data much like a radiologist inspects planar magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) output. Phase II will reduce the setup steps associated with this tool and add additional analysis probes to the maps like pan and zoom interface. Probes for data correlations and time animation will require additional back-end features from the large-eddy simulation code. Additional research and development will explore modularization of the web platform to allow a plug-in like capability for new user interface tools. With respect to energy technologies, large-eddy simulation is poised to impact the design of cleaner and more e cient gas turbines. The web platform will ensure that industry users can e ciently derive knowledge from simulation to create design insights.


Grant
Agency: Department of Defense | Branch: Air Force | Program: STTR | Phase: Phase I | Award Amount: 150.00K | Year: 2015

ABSTRACT: In this proposal, researchers from Cascade Technologies and Professors Matthias Ihme and Ali Mani from Stanford University lay out a plan to develop predictive modeling tools for transcritical flows. Phase I of the three phase plan is outlined in detail and extensions are proposed for Phases II and III. Central points of the Phase I plan include: A comprehensive review and assessment of existing models and approaches for predicting mixing and phase transitions in transcritical flows In-depth gap analysis to determine technical deficiencies in the current state of the art Theoretical characterization of controlling processes and parameters in transcritical flows Fundamental analysis of interfacial dynamics using phase-field simulations in the critical limit Demonstration of initial modeling capabilities in idealized test cases with representative conditions Development of a detailed plan for Phase II model development, implementation, testing, and validation Summary reports to communicate Phase I findings to the Air Force and to the broader technical community Phase II efforts will strongly emphasize model validation and will expand the application scope beyond the canonical test problems envisioned for Phase I. Developments in Phase III will focus on transitioning the developed models, numerical methods, and technologies to the Air Force and industrial customers. BENEFIT: Improve prediction of fuel mixing and combustion in rocket engines, gas turbine combustors, and diesel engines Deepen fundamental understanding of multicomponent mixing and phase dynamics under transcritical conditions Improve numerical methods for high-fidelity simulations of transcritical flows

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