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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.


Patent
The Filter | Date: 2017-06-14

Disclosed is an oil pump device for supplying oil from an oil pan located below a casing of an internal combustion engine or transmission of a vehicle. The oil pump device includes a pump unit placed in the casing and having a pump rotation shaft arranged in parallel to a rotation axis of the internal combustion engine, an electric motor having a motor body mounted to an outer lateral side surface of the casing, a mechanical drive shaft rotatable by an output of the internal combustion engine, a mechanical drive connection mechanism connecting the mechanical drive shaft to one end of the pump rotation shaft, and a reduction gear mechanism placed in the casing and connecting the other end of the pump rotation shaft to a motor rotation shaft of the electric motor.


Intake sound reduction device for internal combustion engine includes an elastic member formed into substantially cylindrical shape and having an open base end, a top end sealed by an end surface wall and a bellows circumferential wall; a base plate retaining base end of elastic member; and a communication pipe whose one end is connected to base plate so that a volume chamber formed inside elastic member communicates with an intake passage of the engine. Intake sound reduction device has first resonance system formed by expansion and contraction in axial direction of elastic member and second resonance system formed by film-vibration of end surface wall. When either one of resonance frequencies of the first and second resonance systems is primary resonance frequency and the other is secondary resonance frequency, the primary resonance frequency is set to 30200 Hz and the secondary resonance frequency is set to 50300 Hz.


Patent
The Filter | Date: 2017-06-28

An oil bypass structure of an oil cooler includes: a bypass passage; an outlet side passage; and bypass valve disposed at a connection portion between the bypass passage and the outlet side passage, the bypass valve which includes a valve element including an inside passage, and within which the oil flows, the bypass valve being arranged to be closed to shut off a flow of the oil from the bypass passage to the outlet side passage by the valve element so that the oil passing through the heat exchange section flows within the inside passage, and to be opened to connect the bypass passage and the inside passage so that the oil passing through the bypass passage flows within the inside passage.


Patent
The Filter | Date: 2017-03-27

A downhole tubing filter to remove sand and other solid particles from production fluid in a subterranean well. The downhole tubing filter includes a filter element having a perforated mandrel surrounded by at least one filter media made of a stainless steel woven mesh material to provide improved permeability and resistance to chemical and physical forces.


The invention discloses a feeding device, a feeding system, and a high-pressure molding method that belong to the technical field of casting, the feeding device comprising a locating element for connecting with a sleeve and a knock-off element connected with the locating element, in which: the locating element is in the shape of a disk with a through hole at the center, and a boss extending upwards is provided at the center of the locating element at the location of the through hole; the knock-off element is tube-shaped, with its upper part being cylinder-shaped and lower part being cone-shaped, and the upper part of the knock-off element is interference fitted in the boss of the locating element; the locating element and knock-off element are both made of metal. In present invention, the pressure subjected by the sleeve is reduced by the relative displacement between the locating element and the knock-off element that results from friction, thus achieving an effect of buffering and protecting the sleeve relatively well. The problems of sand loss resulting from the contact and friction between the knock-off core and the sleeve and the sleeve being prone to inclination in the prior art can be avoided in the invention.


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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