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Apparatuses and methods are described to effectively improve posture. The devices include a bar that is mounted vertically to a floor. The devices may also include resistance bands and/or straps, such that a person may exercise their postural musculature while stabilizing their back. Devices for mounting the bar to the ground and to a wall are discussed. The mounting devices may also include portions for receiving resistance bands. The bars may also be arranged in front a mirror to provide a studio setting for group exercises.


Patent
Vertical | Date: 2017-03-08

A wind power generator includes two spaced apart support members (31), multiple wind-guiding blades (32) interconnecting the support members (31), a rotating unit (4) and a power generating unit (5) connected to the rotating unit (4). The rotating unit (4) includes two bases (41) disposed on and micro-movable relative to the support members (31), a shaft unit (42), a rotating frame unit (3) and multiple blades (44) connected to the rotating frame unit (3). Each base (41) includes a bearing unit (411) including a substrate (413) formed with a central bore (400) and a bearing member (414) disposed in the central bore (400), and a connecting unit (412) including a connecting member (416) extending through the bearing member (414). The shaft unit (42) interconnects the connecting members (416). The rotating frame unit (3) surrounds and is connected to the bases (41) and the shaft unit (42).


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Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: LCE-03-2015 | Award Amount: 44.06M | Year: 2015

Our goal with the DEEPEGS project is to demonstrate the feasibility of enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) for delivering energy from renewable resources in Europe. Testing of stimulating technologies for EGS in deep wells in different geologies, will deliver new innovative solutions and models for wider deployments of EGS reservoirs with sufficient permeability for delivering significant amounts of geothermal power across Europe. DEEPEGS will demonstrate advanced technologies in three geothermal reservoir types that provide all unique condition for demonstrating the applicability of this tool bag on different geological conditions. We will demonstrate EGS for widespread exploitation of high enthalpy heat (i) beneath existing hydrothermal field at Reykjanes (volcanic environment) with temperature up to 550C and (ii) very deep hydrothermal reservoirs at Valence (crystalline and sandstone) and Vistrenque (limestone) with temperatures up to 220C. Our consortium is industry driven with five energy companies that are capable of implementing the project goal through cross-fertilisation and sharing of knowledge. The companies are all highly experienced in energy production, and three of them are already delivering power to national grids from geothermal resources. The focus on business cases will demonstrate significant advances in bringing EGS derived energy (TRL6-7) routinely to market exploitation, and has potential to mobilise project outcomes to full market scales following the end of DEEPEGS project. We seek to understand social concerns about EGS deployments, and will address those concerns in a proactive manner, where the environment, health and safety issues are prioritised and awareness raised for social acceptance. We will through risk analysis and hazard mitigation plans ensure that relevant understanding of the risks and how they can be minimised and will be implemented as part of the RTD approaches, and as a core part of the business case development.


A computer-implemented method for making decisions on data objects is provided. The method includes the steps of receiving data objects in a computer, applying a first artificial intelligence method to a data object, and applying a second artificial intelligence method to the results from the application of the first artificial intelligence method.


Patent
Vertical | Date: 2015-06-29

An industrial tank transport system used to transport an industrial tank without the use of a trailer. The industrial tank transport system is comprised of four components; a semi-tractor truck, a removable lift system, a dolly, and a tank. When these four components are combined together, the tank can be transported without the use of a conventional semi-tractor trailer. Various combinations of these four components are used to practice the various methods of raising and lowering the tank between a horizontal position and vertical position using the semi-tractor truck, transporting the dolly using the removable lift system and semi-tractor truck, attaching and removing the removable lift system to the semi-tractor truck, and attaching and removing the dolly to and from the tank using the removable lift system and semi-tractor truck.


A collective vertical tank has a plurality of tanks and stabilizing and weight-distributing connectors. The connectors are adjustable to provide an adjustable footprint of the collective tank. A stabilizing and weight-distributing connector for vertical hydraulic tanks includes a first connecting member attached to a first vertical tank and extending away therefrom, and a second connecting member attached to a second vertical tank and extending away therefrom. The second connecting member defines a central passage adapted to receive the first connecting member therein. A locking mechanism secures the first connecting member within the second connecting member.


A graphene-based battery includes an anode, a cathode and an electrolyte. The electrodes of anode and cathode include vertically free-standing graphene, carbon nanosheets, and/or three-dimensional (3D) carbon nanostructures in various configurations. For example, the carbon nanosheets are disposed orthogonally to a surface, and include a single layer or multiple layers of graphene. The vertically free-standing carbon nanosheets are coated with an active material as the cathode. A liquid, gel or solid-state electrolyte is either pseudo-morphologically coated on the surface of free-standing carbon nanosheets, or fully impregnates the space between the free-standing carbon nanosheets. Essentially, the vertically free-standing carbon nanosheets function as space-organizers at nanoscale. By partitioning the space between the anode and the cathode, the vertically free-standing carbon nanosheets can greatly enlarge the surface area of the loaded active material, and provide utterly high electrical conductivity, by virtue of physical properties of graphene.


Patent
Vertical | Date: 2016-04-25

A foot alignment tool is configured for aligning a foot bearing a load. The tool extends between a handle at one end and a support lever at an opposing end and is characterized in that the support lever is configured to be received under or substantially under the medial longitudinal arch or the cuboid of the foot and configured to be rotated so as translate and/or rotate the foot from the inside of the foot to the outside of the foot or from the outside of the foot to the inside of the foot by a predetermined amount about a foot heel-toe axis wherein the support lever is configured to apply a predetermined torque.


Patent
Vertical | Date: 2016-03-02

The present disclosure relates to cantilevered and divergent view wearable optical systems that redirect an optical path, and provide for optimal ergonomics coupled with vision enhancement and vision magnification. Methods of use, devices, and kits are also contemplated.


Floating roof tank for a volatile liquid have an outer roof and an internal floating roof with a primary seal with a support such that when the tank is empty, the floating roof will rest on the support whether the tank is in a vertical or horizontal position. The support enables the tank to be transported in a horizontal position without damage to the seal. The floating roof tank with support can be configured as a conical tank, flat bottom tank or slant bottom tank. The floating roof tank can also include a cleaning system and a flush mounted mangy cover.

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