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Sterling | Date: 2015-11-04

A crane mat is disclosed having a plurality of panels of lumber positioned in alternating transverse directions with respect to one another, where the top and bottom panels are oriented parallel to the direction of vehicular traffic. The top and bottom panels may include a plurality of spaced apart grooves extending longitudinally from a first longitudinal end of the crane mat to a second longitudinal end of the crane mat for enhancing traction of a vehicle when traversing across the crane mat by transporting rain or moisture off the mat, or for receiving mud or other debris. The crane mat may include a plurality of edge protectors positioned on respective sides of the crane mat to protect the crane mat from handling damage. In various embodiments, the crane mat may be manufactured using either softwood, hardwood, or any combination of softwood and hardwood.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-TP | Phase: KBBE.2013.1.2-09 | Award Amount: 11.84M | Year: 2013

The European aquaculture is a modern industry employing 190,000 people, with a 7 billion ex-farm value. This sector is well situated to be among world leaders in the efficient and sustainable production of safe seafood of the highest quality and nutritional value, taking into account consumer preferences and the large diversity of aquatic products from the wild. DIVERSIFY identified a number of new/emerging finfish species, with a great potential for the expansion of the EU aquaculture industry. The emphasis is on Mediterranean or warm-water cage culture, but also addressed are cold-water, pond/extensive and fresh water aquaculture. These new/emerging species are fast growing and/or large finfishes, marketed at a large size and can be processed into a range of products to provide the consumer with both a greater diversity of fish species and new value-added products. DIVERSIFY focuses on meagre (Argyrosomus regius) and greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili) for warm-water marine cage culture, wreckfish (Polyprion americanus) for warm- and cool-water marine cage culture, Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus) for marine cold-water culture, grey mullet (Mugil cephalus) a euryhaline herbivore for pond/extensive culture, and pikeperch (Sanders lucioperca) for freshwater intensive culture using RAS. These species were selected based both on their biological and economical potential, and to cover the entire European geographic area and stimulate different aquaculture types. In collaboration with a number of SMEs, DIVERSIFY will build on recent/current national initiatives for species diversification in aquaculture, in order to overcome the documented bottlenecks in the production of these species. The combination of biological, technological and socioeconomic research planned in DIVERSIFY are expected to support the diversification of the aquaculture industry and help in expanding production, increasing aquaculture products and development of new markets.


Patent
Sterling | Date: 2016-06-23

A distracting portal device for use between two adjacent vertebrae during an intervertebral surgical procedure. The distracting portal device is a three-dimensional object having a two-dimensional cross-section extended into a third dimension, where the cross-section has a shape which defines one or two portal openings. Each portal opening creates a space between the vertebrae into which a surgeon has clear access to perform the surgical procedure, such as a discectomy. Opposing top and bottom surfaces of the portal device are configured for contact with and distraction of the two adjacent vertebrae. The portal device is selected from a family having a single portal opening and having a cross-section resembling one of the letters C, O or U, or a family having two portal openings and having a cross-section resembling one of the letters H or I.


Patent
Sterling | Date: 2016-06-23

A surgical screw system comprising a cannulated screw, a guide wire and a driver. The screw has a head, a tubular body with a bore, and a tip opposite the head. The guide wire, shorter than the screw, is slidably disposed within the bore of the screw. The guide wire has a working end deployable beyond the tip of the screw, and the working end is sharpened to penetrate the bone and produce a pilot hole when an axial force is applied. The guide wire extends to deploy the working end beyond the tip to create the pilot hole, and fully retracts into the screw upon installation of the screw. The driver passes through the head of the screw into the bore, and applies the axial force to the guide wire. The driver may be used to drive the screw into the bone, and is removable from the screw.


Patent
Sterling | Date: 2016-06-23

A modular implant device for placement between two adjacent vertebrae during a surgical procedure. The implant device comprises a distractor/nosecone portion configured for placement in a first location between the vertebrae and providing distraction and fixation of a desired vertical separation between the vertebrae at the first location. An alignment guide being a long slender element has a first end inserted into the distractor/nosecone portion and extending away from the distractor/nosecone portion, where the alignment guide is used to position the distractor/nosecone portion in the first location between the vertebrae. A body portion is configured for placement in a second location between the vertebrae, providing distraction and fixation of a desired vertical separation between the vertebrae at the second location, where the body portion includes a bore to receive the alignment guide, and the body portion is translated along the alignment guide into position between the vertebrae.


Patent
Sterling | Date: 2015-02-23

The present invention relates to an apparatus for popping kernels, comprising a heating chamber configured to contain kernels, a microwave emitter configured to produce microwave energy within the heating chamber and heat the kernels, a single-mode resonant microwave applicator configured to generate a stable focused high intensity microwave region within the heating chamber, and an air blower configured to create airflow within the heating chamber sufficient to move the kernels within the heating chamber.


Patent
Sterling | Date: 2016-06-13

An apparatus for roasting coffee beans comprises a roasting chamber for containing coffee beans. The roasting chamber is positioned within a resonant cavity of a waveguide. A microwave emitter produces microwave energy within the waveguide with one or more stable high intensity microwave regions within the roasting chamber to heat the coffee beans in the roasting chamber to a temperature sufficient to roast the coffee beans. A device configured to move the coffee beans within the one or more high intensity microwave regions is coupled to the roasting chamber.


Patent
Sterling | Date: 2015-07-10

A filter cartridge and closure system is described comprising a filter cartridge for holding a filter pod that may be used, for example, to filter domestic water. In one embodiment, the filter cartridge and closure system enables the use of reusable filters in water pitchers, including reusable gravity-flow water filters.


A register box for HVAC installations has a body with a plurality of side panels arranged in a generally rectangular or square configuration and a wall extending across the rectangular configuration, a duct opening through the wall so as to communicate with an interior of the body, and an expandable foam polymeric material affixed to an inner side of the side panels. The wall has a surface extending from the opening of the duct to the side panels. The expandable foam polymeric material is affixed to the surface of the wall. The expandable polymeric material is polyurethane.


Patent
Sterling | Date: 2016-02-16

A fixture (100) for gradually releasing a spatially effective semiochemical, for example a repellant. The fixture includes a slotted tube (140), that may be formed for example, from a porous material, a peripheral tube (102) having a plurality of apertures and disposed outward from the slotted tube, a base (110) that engages the slotted tube and the outer tube, a funnel member (160) that engages a top end of the slotted tube and the peripheral tube, and a cap (130). In an embodiment the base includes a lighting element (150).

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