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Patent
The Filter | Date: 2017-01-11

An oil mist collector (100) contains a casing unit (10), a first filtering unit (20), a second filtering unit (30), and a ventilation unit (40). The casing unit (10) includes an inlet (16), a first air chamber (17), a second air chamber (18), an air guiding orifice (19) located above the second air chamber (18) and communicating with an exterior environment via the second air filtering unit (30), and a first recycling orifice (121) arranged on a bottom end thereof and communicating with the first air chamber (17). The first filtering unit (20) is disposed in the first air chamber (17) and corresponds to the inlet (16). The second filtering unit (30) is fixed above the air guiding orifice (19) and includes an open rear end, a first lip (31) with a noncircular cross section, a second lip (32), and a first filtration assembly (33) defined between the first lip (31) and the second lip (32). The ventilation unit (40) includes a motor (41) and a rotary fan (42) rotatably connected with the motor (41) and secured in the second air chamber (18).


Patent
The Filter | Date: 2015-03-26

The present invention relates to smoking articles, for example electronic cigarettes (h referred to as e-cigarettes), and fluid reservoirs for use therewith or therein


Patent
The Filter | Date: 2016-09-30

A filter device having improved attenuation and isolation characteristics. In one example the filter device has a common terminal, a first terminal, and a second terminal, and includes a first filter connected between the common terminal and the first terminal, a second filter connected between the common terminal and the second terminal, and an additional circuit including at least three IDT electrodes each connected to a respective one of a corresponding at least three connection points within the filter device, the at least three connection points being selected from a group consisting of the common terminal, the first terminal, the second terminal, a first node disposed between the plurality of first filter elements along a path extending between the common terminal and the first terminal, and a second node disposed between the plurality of second filter elements along a path extending between the common terminal and the second terminal.


Patent
The Filter | Date: 2016-11-02

Presented is a method and apparatus for aiding medical procedures. An apparatus includes a housing defining a first opening, a second opening, and a interior, and a first cleaning element maintained within the interior relative to the first opening, the first cleaning element comprising at least one cleaning agent operable to remove extraneous debris from an object. The apparatus further includes a second cleaning element maintained with the interior relative to the second opening, the second cleaning element comprising at least one cleaning material and at least one white reference material, the at least one cleaning material operable to remove debris from an object. The apparatus also includes a conduit defining a passage from a first end of the housing to a second end of the housing.


Patent
Bergfeld, The Filter and Schernowski | Date: 2017-03-15

The invention relates to a method for producing a jewellery piece, preferably a watch casing, made of a metal alloy, wherein a scrap charge is melted to form a melt, the melt is cast in a die (1) to give a blank (2), the casting skin of the blank (2) is removed, the blank (2) is forged into a forged piece (3) and the forged piece (3) is heat-treated. The method is characterized in that the die (1) is compact.


A method of manufacturing an acoustic wave element includes simultaneously forming a plurality of electrodes on a piezoelectric substrate, the plurality of electrodes including first and second IDT electrodes and a connection electrode, forming an insulation over the plurality of electrodes and the piezoelectric substrate, the insulation having a first thickness in a direction perpendicular to the surface of the piezoelectric substrate over the second IDT electrode, processing a first portion of the insulation over the first IDT electrode and a second portion of the insulation over the connection electrode to reduce a thickness of the first and second portions of the insulation to a second thickness, and processing a third portion of the insulation over the surface of the second IDT electrode to reduce the first thickness of the third portion to a third thickness, the third thickness being greater than the second thickness.


Patent
The Filter | Date: 2016-10-27

First protuberance of a squared-U-shaped frame in one case and second protuberance of a squared-U-shaped frame in other case contact each other, and the one case and the other case are joined together through a method such as vibration welding and/or the like. Furthermore, a gasket is positioned at a position contacting the end of the first protuberance and the end of the second protuberance, and also positioned so as to surround an intake opening, and is jointed to a flank in the one case and a flank in the other case.


Patent
The Filter | Date: 2016-10-27

By joining together first case and second case, a notch in the first case and a notch in the second case are unified and an intake opening for air is formed. The ratio of the depth of the cases to the height of the intake opening is in the range 10:1 to 20:1.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: WATER-1b-2015 | Award Amount: 8.77M | Year: 2016

INTCATCH will instigate a paradigm shift in the monitoring and management of surface water quality that is fit for global waters in the period 2020-2050. INTCATCH will do this by developing efficient, user-friendly water monitoring strategies and systems based on innovative technologies that will provide real time data for important parameters, moving towards SMART Rivers. The business model will transform water governance by facilitating sustainable water quality management by community groups and NGOs using a clouds data linked to a decision support system and eco-innovative technologies. The INTCATCH project will use demonstration activities to showcase eco-innovative autonomous and radio controlled boats, sensors, DNA test kits and run-off treatment technologies. Actions which develop and evaluate these in a range of catchments will address the important innovation barriers to uptake, notably, a lack of knowledge of new technologies and their capabilities, identified by the European Innovation Plan (EIP) on water. By conceptually moving the laboratory to the field, the monitoring techniques that will be developed aim to supersede the inefficient, time dependent, costly and labour-intensive routine sampling and analysis procedures currently deployed to understand the quality of receiving waters. It will compliment routine monitoring that is required for baseline datasets, but also enable cost-effective impact and management investigations. INTCATCH will incentivise stakeholder innovation in monitoring and will facilitate new financing for innovation through its innovative franchise business model and empowerment of community groups and NGOs. The market ambition is that the INTCATCH business will facilitate an eco-innovative approach to deliver good quality water bodies across Europe and beyond. This will support green growth, increase resilience to climate change and capture greater market-share for Europes innovative industries.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: WATER-1b-2015 | Award Amount: 9.77M | Year: 2016

SMART-Plant will scale-up in real environment eco-innovative and energy-efficient solutions to renovate existing wastewater treatment plants and close the circular value chain by applying low-carbon techniques to recover materials that are otherwise lost. 7\2 pilot systems will be optimized fore > 2 years in real environment in 5 municipal water treatment plants, inclunding also 2 post-processing facilities. The systems will be authomatisedwith the aim of optimizing wastewater treatment, resource recovery, energy-efficiency and reduction of greenhouse emissions. A comprehensive SMART portfolio comprising biopolymers, cellulose, fertilizersand intermediates will be recoveredand processed up to the final commercializable end-products. The integration of resource recovery assets to system-wide asset management programs will be evaluated in each site following the resource recovery paradigm for the wastewater treatment plant of the future, enabled through SMART-Plant solutions. The project will prove the feasibility of circular management of urban wastewater and environmental sustainability of the systems, to be demonstrated through Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Costing approaches to prove the global benefit of the scaled-up water solutions. Dynamic modeling and superstructure framework for decision support will be developed and validated to identify the optimum SMART-Plant system integration options for recovered resources and technologies.Global market deployment will be achieved as right fit solution for water utilities and relevant industrial stakeholders, considering the strategic implications of the resource recovery paradigm in case of both public and private water management. New public-private partnership models will be explored connecting the water sector to the chemical industry and its downstream segments such asthe contruction and agricultural sector, thus generating new opportunities for funding, as well as potential public-private competition.

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