WO/2016/001478 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STORING HIGH CAPACITY ELECTRIC ENERGY||WO||07.01.2016|
||PCT/FI2014/050560||TERALOOP OY||SAARINEN, Petri|
The disclosed embodiments provide a highly efficient, utility scale energy storage and retrieval system. The system is characterized by a chain of multiple rotating interconnected masses (8), a hollow toroid- shaped housing (1), plural pairs of permanent magnets (7, 11), magnets (7, 11) and coils (10) for the charging and discharging of electric energy and is operated by an automated control system. The mass (8) chain is fitted and rotating inside the housing (1), and the energy is stored into the rotational energy of the chain. The transformation of electrical energy into rotational energy or vice versa is carried out by using coil units (10). In order to minimize losses, the chain is magnetically levitating and a vacuum is pumped into the housing (1).
WO/2015/112728 VAPOR DELIVERY SYSTEM||WO||30.07.2015|
||PCT/US2015/012476||ULTRATECH, INC.||BERTUCH, Adam|
An improved ALD system usable for low vapor pressure liquid and sold precursors. The ALD system includes a precursor container and inert gas delivery elements configured to increase precursor vapor pressure within a precursor container by injecting an inert gas pulse into the precursor container while a precursor pulse is being removed to the reaction chamber. A controllable inert gas flow valve and a flow restrictor are disposed along an inert gas input line leading into the precursor container below its fill level. A vapor space is provided above the fill level. An ALD pulse valve is disposed along a precursor vapor line extending between the vapor space and the reaction chamber. Both valves are pulsed simultaneously to synchronously remove precursor vapor from the vapor space and inject inert gas into the precursor container below the fill level.
WO/2015/110268 CONTAINER FOR SUPPLYING PLANT ROOTS WITH NUTRIENT SOLUTION WITHOUT THE USE OF SOIL||WO||30.07.2015|
||PCT/EP2015/000132||ERBACHER, Clemens||ERBACHER, Clemens|
A container (1) for supplying plant roots with nutrient solution without the use of soil has a basic shape which is selected from the group of basic shapes comprising cubes, cuboids, ellipsoids, spheres, rings, pyramids, cones, prisms and cylinders as well as combinations and parts of these shapes and asymmetrical shapes. The container (1) has an interior, which is provided for accommodating the plant roots, and a separating slot (8), which is arranged at a boundary of the container interior and is designed to subject at least one plant to clamping-in action, while at the same time allowing said plant to grow.
WO/2015/105989 COMBUSTION BOILER WITH PRE-DRYING FUEL CHUTE||WO||16.07.2015|
||PCT/US2015/010642||SULLIVAN, Eugene J.||SULLIVAN, Eugene J.|
A solid fuel boiler with one or more fuel chutes configured to pre-dry wet solid fuel prior to loading into a combustion chamber of the boiler, enabling higher thermal efficiencies and burning less fuel to produce the same steam quantity. The pre-drying fuel chutes pass through the boiler where hot combustion gases radiantly and convectively - heat the chute walls to dry the wet solid fuel by radiant, convective, and/or conductive heating. Agitator mechanisms or structures within the chute mix the fuel for uniform heating, break up clumps of wet fuel, regulate the speed of falling fuel, prevent sticking, dry the fuel by means of steam and/or hot air, transport and deliver a cooling medium while a chute is offline in an operating boiler, and suppress fire using steam injection. Fuel from the chute can flow into a fuel storage bin or directly into the combustion zone of the furnace.
WO/2015/101305 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FLUIDIZED REDUCTION OF IRON ORE POWDER||WO||09.07.2015|
||PCT/CN2014/095709||INSTITUTE OF PROCESS ENGINEERING,CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES||ZHU, Qingshan|
A system and method for fluidized reduction of iron ore powder. Use of oxidation increases the iron ore reduction rate. Use of high-gas-velocity processing accelerates iron ore reduction speed and greatly improves the gas-treatment capabilities of a unit-cross-sectional fluidized bed. Use of parallel-connections involving reduced coal gas lessens the volume of gas passing through a single-stage fluidized bed. The invention achieves the highly-effective reduction of iron ore powder in a fluidized bed under near-atmospheric pressure.
WO/2015/101304 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FLUIDIZED BED REDUCTION OF POWDERED IRON ORE||WO||09.07.2015|
||PCT/CN2014/095707||INSTITUTE OF PROCESS ENGINEERING,CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES||ZHU, Qingshan|
A system for fluidized bed reduction of powdered iron ore. Use of high-gas-velocity processing accelerates iron ore reduction speed and greatly improves the gas-treatment capabilities of a unit-cross-sectional fluidized bed. Use of parallel connections involving reduced coal gas lessens the volume of gas passing through a single-stage fluidized bed. Use of serial/parallel-connection processing involving reduced coal gas increases the coal gas utilization rate. The invention achieves the highly-effective reduction of powdered iron ore in a fluidized bed under near-atmospheric pressure. A reduction method based on the present system is also disclosed.
WO/2015/101306 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FLUIDIZED DIRECT REDUCTION OF IRON ORE CONCENTRATE POWDER||WO||09.07.2015|
||PCT/CN2014/095711||INSTITUTE OF PROCESS ENGINEERING,CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES||ZHU, Qingshan|
A system and method for the fluidized direct reduction of iron ore concentrate powder. A two-phase fluidized bed is used for the direct reduction of iron ore concentrate powder. Each phase of the fluidized bed is formed by a bubbling bed and a circulating bed. Use of serial-connection processing involving gas and of high-gas-velocity processing of the circulating bed increase the gas utilization rate and the reduction efficiency of single-phase reduction. Once reduced gases are subjected to preheating, each gas is sent into an initial reduction phase and a final reduction phase so as to implement reduction of minerals. Use of mixed-connection processing involving gas appropriately reduces processing pressure. Hot flue gas produced by combustion in a gas heater is sent to a mineral pre-heating system that is used for pre-heating iron ore concentrate powder.
WO/2015/103366 METHOD FOR DETERMINING A CONCENTRATION OF METAL IMPURITIES CONTAMINATING A SILICON PRODUCT||WO||09.07.2015|
||PCT/US2014/072946||HEMLOCK SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION||KRESZOWSKI, Douglas H.|
A method determines a concentration of metal impurities contaminating a silicon product. The method comprises obtaining a test sample of the silicon product with the metal impurities disposed thereon. The test sample is placed within a first vessel. A first acid solution is added to the first vessel containing the test sample. The test sample is submerged into the first acid solution to produce a mixed solution comprising the first acid solution, the metal impurities, and digested silicon. The undigested silicon is separated from the mixed solution. The mixed solution is analyzed to determine the concentration of metal impurities contaminating the silicon product.
WO/2015/089622 METALLURGICAL FURNACE||WO||25.06.2015|
||PCT/CA2013/001086||9282-3087 QUÉBEC (DBA TMC CANADA)||CHAO, John|
A metallurgical furnace including a refractory, which may include an inner layer, including bricks of a first type having a heat dissipation thickness, and bricks of a second type having a greater sacrificial thickness and protruding towards the furnace space. The furnace may include a force exerting member for contracting a segmented outer shell around the refractory, inward, as the refractory contracts when cooling. The force exerting member may include a tension member. The furnace may include a vertical compression member for exerting a compressive force upon the refractory, vertically compressing the refractory as it contracts. The furnace may include a cooling system, including a sleeve surrounding a layer of heated air, and air displacement members for displacing away the heated air. The furnace may include a roof, having suspension members extending therethrough, supporting an inner mesh, the inner mesh supporting insulating material. The furnace may also include an electrode seal having a plurality of shoes biased against the electrode(s).
WO/2015/087850 PNEUMATIC TIRE||WO||18.06.2015|
||PCT/JP2014/082480||THE YOKOHAMA RUBBER CO., LTD.||MATSUMOTO Kenichi|
Provided is a pneumatic tire such that a stud pin does not readily fall and the stud pin can be easily attached. The pneumatic tire includes a tire tread portion with a plurality of stud pin embedding openings in a tread surface, and a plurality of stud pins embedded in the openings. The openings are provided with a securing portion contacting the full circumference of the stud pins and securing the stud pins. On an inner wall of the securing portion, a convex portion for guiding the nail of a punching device for punching the stud pins into the openings along a depth direction of the openings is extended in the depth direction of the openings. The convex portion deforms in compliance with an outer peripheral surface of the stud pins as the stud pins are embedded in the openings, whereby the entire surface of the convex portion contacts the outer peripheral surface of the stud pins.