2011
Machinery & Equipment

This product is designed to assist with the assembly and servicing of electronics circuit boards (PCBs).

Many circuit boards are large and complex, with a vast quantity of small components. When working on such a PCB, it is often necessary to locate specific components. Finding the specific part among the many can often be difficult and time consuming.

‘PCB Guide’ is a software tool designed to aid this task. It uses data generated by the PCB design software - specifically the ‘pick-and-place’ file. This file is normally generated for automatic assembly tools. It contains each component’s reference, value, position (X,Y and PCB side) and orientation on the PCB.

‘PCB Guide’ uses the pick-and-place file to generate a location map ...

The invention refers to an installation for the termo-formation of the multilayer polymer plaques made of composite polymers in view of the re-introduction in the economic circuit of the polymer waste. The technical problem which is resolved with the invention is the one with which through the realization a formatting installation of the multilayer plaques made from polymer waste, it is mixed, stratified, and then is thermo-formed through specific procedures, the plastic debris considered waste, in new products used in different areas.

With the utilization of the formatting installation of the multilayer plaques the following advantages are obtained:
- The superior employment of the polymeric waste;
- High and constant quality of the products;
- Important energy and prime material savings;

The Attitude Control and Aerodynamic Drag Sail (ACADS) is a gossamer structure intended to be deployed on a nanosatellite once the spacecraft is on orbit.

The sail is deployed using compressed nitrogen that inflate telescoping booms. Once deployed, the sail has a cross-sectional area of ten square meters.

A prototype sail has been constructed and deployed many times at various design reviews and conferences, proving the effectiveness and reliability of the deployment system.

In an orbit of 600 kilometers, a satellite with a mass of fifty kilograms and a volume of 50x50x50 centimeters would take about 25 years to deorbit. With the sail deployed, the satellite's deorbit time would be reduced to less than six months.

The sail is ...

One embodiment of a modular base assembly comprises a frame and leveler assemblies used to support a vehicle model. The frame has a frame segment with several parts including a cross-support and a side-support having a surface defining a plurality of holes where model-making components can be attached and unattached thereto. Leveler assemblies level the base assembly, and each can include a wheel hub locator that adjustably fixes a hub along a longitudinal horizontal, a vertical, and a horizontal direction. Another embodiment comprises a motorized vehicle undercarriage that carries a frame. The frame has a platform with a top surface defining a plurality of holes in the form of a matrix. Model-making components can be attached and unattached thereto.

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Automating power transmission, basing on the USB theory and the desk phone headset theory. This whole setup looks at improving power transmission with easy to manage power usage by clients. Clients' meters are going to be managed by a centralized software systems at substations, connections to clients' meters are going to loop from TCj's(Terminal connection Joints) which looks like a USB Hub. Client's meter will have an LCD screen to enable the client takes current readings and previous, this meter will have a small printer section to print a receipt at every end of the month. It will also have an embedded fire detector and alarm to stop any fire outbreak. This meter will have a customer support redial ...

Automatic Sheet Sorter for separating zero defect sheets from a batch of printed bio-sensor base arrays.

Sensor arrays are produced on sheets that later on make up multiple of finished biomedical sensors. During the manufacturing process of these arrays various in process tests and measurements are performed. This example focuses on the manufacture and inspection of the carbon layer of a blood glucose sensor. Variations in the print process of this layer result in sheets where some of the sensors are outside their acceptable tolerance range but do not deem the entire array defective. However these sensors need to be identified and marked for post processing of the arrays into finished product and future editing out when the sensors ...

Here is a product that speeds and improves work, manufacturing, or scientific research processes.

The novel backpressure regulator that opens or "cracks" at low pressures in chemical environments is the "Magnetic Backpressure Regulator."

The novel Magnetic Backpressure Regulator keeps a constant pressure on items upstream of it. It is a normally-closed valve that opens when the pressure goes above a threshold value, thus maintaining a constant backpressure.

The novel Magnetic Backpressure Regulator comprises a conduit for channelling a fluid under pressure, a regulator for exhausting the fluid when pressure setting is exceeded, a valve for opening and closing flow of the fluid in the regulator, and a screw for variably setting force of repulsion by rotation.

The upper portion ...

Water is an essential commodity for life on Earth. Drinking water is supplied to people living in urban areas from the major and minor water supply schemes. Most of those living in rural areas pump water into the overhead tanks from their own wells of at least 1m in diameter. These wells are located close to the households and are not covered to allow sunlight to disinfect water to some extent and to get water aerated by direct contact with air.

Leaves falling into the wells and the clay particles and heavy metals reaching the wells with recharging water settle to the bottoms of those wells. When those leaves decay they release heavy metals and other toxic compounds due ...

The “Bog Master” snorkel boot was developed to enhance navigation through swampy mud such as encountered in underground and open-pit mines, dairy and hog farms, wetlands, etc., by foiling the grip of boot-sucking sludge. The purpose was to retain the unencumbered qualities of the boot while providing a potentially life-saving advantage of not “bogging down” in the mud through a multiport vacuum-break sole design. A snorkel/pipe maintains an airway (vacuum vent) and conducts the air to the area of greatest-sensed vacuum, namely the ball of the foot and heel. Check valves are an absolute necessity—their location being most advantageous at or near the end where the air meets the mud. If mud is allowed to backflow into the conduit/manifold, ...

Clean Coal Wastewater Treatment

Clean coal wastewater treatment is a unique concept that (1) mitigates the harmful atmospheric emissions associated with coal combustion and (2) eliminates the pollution of waterways caused by wastewater treatment plant effluent discharges. In addition to its pollution control features, the technology yields pipeline-quality natural gas and algae-based products, such as animal feed, fertilizer and biofuel feedstock.

Clean coal wastewater treatment begins with the “hydromethanation” process. The inputs for the hydromethanation process are a carbon source (such as coal or biomass) and water. The process converts the carbon source into pipeline-quality natural gas (methane) and carbon dioxide in equal proportions. The hydromethanation process results in the systematic removal of both heavy metals and gaseous pollutants ...

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