||WO||WO/2014/134742 - METHOD FOR PRODUCING HYDROGEN GAS FROM FORMIC ACID||12.09.2014||
||PCT/CH2013/000034||GRANIT S.A.||GAN, Weijia|
The present invention concerns a method for producing hydrogen gas from formic acid, characterized in that at least one heterogeneous catalyst is used to transform formic acid to hydrogen gas; in which said at least one heterogeneous catalyst contains heterogenised ruthenium. In a first aspect of the invention, said at least one heterogeneous catalyst contains at least one hydrophilic phosphine ligand being m-TPPTS (meta-trisulfonated triphenylphosphine). The said at least one heterogeneous catalyst is preferably obtained by mixing an aqueous solution of RuCl3 with hydrophilic phosphine, firstly activated by carrying out a homogeneous reaction with formic acid and by adding at least one solid structure.
||WO||WO/2014/134743 - PROTECTION DEVICE FOR AN OPTICAL SENSOR UNIT FOR RAIL VEHICLES||12.09.2014||
||PCT/CH2013/000213||HASLERRAIL AG||RIBAUX, Stephan Edouard|
The invention relates to a protection device for an optical sensor unit for rail vehicles, said protection device comprising a tube-like housing having a base part (21) and a funnel-like front part (24). In the region of a maximum outer cross section of the housing, a first extent in a plane perpendicular to a tube axis of the housing is greater than a second extent, which is perpendicular to the first extent.
||WO||WO/2014/134745 - THERMALLY INSULATED CORRUGATED CONDUIT||12.09.2014||
||PCT/CH2014/000025||BRUGG ROHR AG HOLDING||OESCHGER, Alfred|
The invention relates to a corrugated, thermally insulated conduit for fluids, e.g. for district heating networks, wherein at least one medium pipe (2) made of plastic or metal is surrounded by a thermal insulation layer (14), consisting of a polyurethane foam for example. The corrugation (25, 26) of the outer jacket (15) made of plastic is formed such that both the corrugation valleys (25) and the corrugation peaks (26) are round, particularly circular. In addition, the corrugation is dimensioned such that the corrugation depth T lies in a range of 4.5 mm to 8 mm for a conduit outer diameter range of 63 mm to 202 mm. This shaping and dimensioning of the conduit results in very good flexibility and thus the ability to roll up the pipe for the transport thereof.
||WO||WO/2014/134744 - METHOD AND DEVICE FOR UTILIZING THE HEAT OF A SOLAR POWER PLANT||12.09.2014||
||PCT/CH2014/000023||AIRLIGHT ENERGY IP SA||PEDRETTI-RODI, Andrea|
The present invention relates to a method for utilizing heat by a solar power plant, wherein heat is collected in the field of collectors (2) and is stored in a heat accumulator (5) and supplied for utilization to a downstream utilization unit (25), and wherein the pressure in the heat accumulator during the utilization of the heat is held substantially at the pressure level that corresponds to the input pressure of the downstream utilization unit. A solar power plant for performing this method has a heat accumulator, which stores heat generated by the solar field, and a pipe arrangement which connects the solar field, the heat accumulator and a unit for utilizing the heat to one another so as to be capable of operation and is designed for an operating mode of charging the heat accumulator and for an operating mode of discharging same. The heat accumulator is arranged in an overpressure zone that can be put under changing, predetermined pressure during operation.
||WO||WO/2014/134746 - APPARATUS FOR IMPROVED SUBSTRATE HEATING||12.09.2014||
||PCT/CH2014/000026||OERLIKON ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES AG||RATTUNDE, Oliver|
A heating arrangement for optimizing a temperature distribution of a substrate to be heated under vacuum comprises a vacuum-enclosure adapted to be operated under sub-atmosphäric conditions with at least a heat source, a holder for a substrate and a plate or mask exhibiting locally varying reflectance and transmittance effected at least in part by a pattern of holes. The plate or mask may be used as a mask or a reflector; depending on this arrangement the plate or mask is arranged between heat source and substrate holder or the substrate holder is arranged between heat source and plate or mask.
||WO||WO/2014/124546 - HYBRID NANOCOMPOSITE MATERIALS OF AMYLOID FIBRILS AND GOLD||21.08.2014||
||PCT/CH2014/000014||ETH ZURICH||LI, Chaoxu|
The present invention relates to novel hybrid nanocomposite materials containing amyloid fibrils and elemental single crystals of gold; to environmentally friendly ("green") methods for manufacturing such materials; to shaped articles comprising such materials as well as to the use of such materials.
||WO||WO/2014/124545 - METHOD FOR HEATING A PAVER SCREED||21.08.2014||
||PCT/CH2013/000031||AMMANN SCHWEIZ AG||TROX, Uwe|
The invention relates to a method for heating a paver screed (10) equipped with a heating device. The heating device has electric heating elements (2) which are supplied with an electric current by means of a current generator (1) in order to generate the heat. The electric voltage (U) which is supplied to the heating elements (2) is changed in order to change the heating output of the heating device. The electric voltage applied to the respective heating element (2) is thus increased or decreased in order to control or regulate the heating output. In this manner, an energy-efficient operation is made possible, and the service life of the heating elements (2) as well as of the generator (1) can be substantially increased. The motor which drives the generator (1) is likewise spared, and fuel is also saved when using an internal combustion engine, for example a diesel engine.
||WO||WO/2014/121405 - MIXER FOR PRODUCING CONCRETE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE MIXER||14.08.2014||
||PCT/CH2013/000024||AMMANN SCHWEIZ AG||KERNER, Gerhard|
The invention relates to a mixer (1) for producing concrete, comprising a processing chamber (16) in which solid and liquid material components of a concrete recipe are mixed into ready-to-use concrete during proper operation of the mixer (1). One part of an inner boundary of the processing chamber (16) is formed by a display window (5), through which the mixing process in the processing chamber (16) can be visually monitored from outside during the mixing operation via an overhead view onto the mixing material located inside. The mixer (1) comprises devices (12) for applying water to the display window (5) on the side which forms one part of the inner boundary of the processing chamber (16) in order to clean the display window (5) on said side.
||WO||WO/2014/121406 - CLEANING AGENT||14.08.2014||
||PCT/CH2014/000011||WETROK AG||WILD, Remo|
The invention relates to a cleaning agent containing the following components: a) at least one negatively charged organic macromolecule; b) at least one non-ionic, anionic, cationic or amphoteric wetting agent; and c) at least one non-ionic, anionic, cationic or amphoteric emulsifier for the at least one wetting agent. The non-ionic wetting agent is an acetyl diol or a polydimethyl siloxane. The anionic wetting agent is an anionic perfluoroalkyl polymer or an alkyl sulfosuccinate. The cationic wetting agent is a cationic perfluoroalkyl copolymer. The amphoteric wetting agent is an alkyl amidopropyl betaine.
||WO||WO/2014/121407 - METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN ACCELERATION SENSOR||14.08.2014||
||PCT/CH2014/000015||KISTLER HOLDING AG||SONDEREGGER, Christof|
The invention relates to a method for producing an acceleration sensor having a housing (1), which has a cylindrical or cubic basic shape, having at least one internal support (4) and having a sensor element (2) arranged thereon. According to the invention a sensor element (2) comprising a main body (29) having a head part (21) and an end face (24) opposing said head part (21) is premounted, by surrounding the head part (21) with at least one piezoelectric measuring element (23), a seismic composition (22) and a clamping ring (27). The end face (24) is subsequently positioned on the inner support (4) of the housing (1) in contact therewith to form a contact zone (7) between the end face (24) and the support (4). Finally, the sensor element (2) is welded in this contact zone (7) to the housing (1). The invention further relates to an acceleration sensor produced using said method.