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Tubular waveguide applicator
A microwave heating apparatus with a tubular waveguide applicator forming a heating chamber and with microwave-transparent centering elements to maintain...
Therapeutic and diagnostic method for ataxia-telangiectasia
ATM kinase is shown to regulate proteasome-mediated protein turnover through suppression of the expression of the ubiquitin-like protein ISG15 (Interferon...
Plasma H.sub.2S levels as biomarkers for vascular disease
Hydrogen sulfide (H.sub.2S) levels in plasma are useful in diagnosing cardiovascular disease. The ratio of H.sub.2S to NO in plasma is useful in diagnosing...
Hybrid Raman and Brillouin scattering in few-mode fibers
Methods and systems of sensing conditions in a fiber includes launching a light beam into a fiber. A first branch of scattered light is set to a mode other than...
Flame resistant filter apparatus and method
A filter assembly includes a filter pad comprising fibers including natural, synthetic and/or hybrid fibers. In particular embodiments, the filter pad comprises...
Method of cutting target members using a cutting saw device
A diamond wire saw and method provides a frame that includes a clamp that attaches to a target (e.g. piling, beam, tubular), an elongated toothed rack extending...
Seals having incorporated heat pipes are disclosed relating to pumps and other comparable sealing equipment that may include a seal face, a cavity, a wicking...
Method and apparatus for cementing while running casing in a well bore
An improved method and apparatus for dropping a ball, plug or dart during oil and gas well operations (e.g., cementing operations) employs a specially...
Tubular handling system
A system for facilitating the connection of a first tubular to a second tubular used in the oil and gas exploration and extraction industries includes a tubular...
Top drive stand compensator with fill up tool
A compensation and fill up assembly comprises a slip assembly for engaging a tubular and a compensation assembly for supporting a weight of the tubular when...
Micro-RNAs involved in macular degeneration
The present invention relates to the involvement of miR function in the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). It is shown that miR-23, miR-24...
Method of CO and/or CO.sub.2 hydrogenation to higher hydrocarbons using
doped mixed-metal oxides
A method of hydrogenation utilizing a reactant gas mixture comprising a carbon oxide and a hydrogen agent, and a hydrogenation catalyst comprising a mixed-metal...
Elevated platform cooling assembly and method
An elevated platform cooling assembly includes a portable assembly frame; a mast carried by the assembly frame, the mast selectively positional between a...
Methods and systems for determining and using gas extraction correction
coefficients at a well site
Methods and systems for monitoring, analyzing, and characterizing well bores and reservoir fluids in a subterranean formation are provided. In particular,...
Dual stem injection valve
Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to an injection valve with improved pressure regulation and/or improved erosion resistance. One embodiment of the...
Missort prevention system in a conveying system
A missort prevention system prevents missorts in a sortation conveying system. The missort prevention system includes a sensor for detecting the presence of an...
Axle mounted spare tire assembly apparatus and method of use
An axle mounted spare tire assembly is disclosed for use in replacing a damaged vehicle tire or tire support structure to permit a vehicle to then travel to a...
Device and method for securing a mobility device in a vehicle
A device for securing a mobility device in a mobility vehicle or on a lifting device that is installed in or on a mobility vehicle or trailer. The securing...
Subsea welding apparatus and method
A subsea friction welding apparatus comprises a chuck for supporting and retaining a weld item prior to welding the weld item to a work-piece, said chuck...
Method and apparatus for cleaning the interior of an above ground storage
An apparatus and method for cleaning the interior of an above ground storage tank includes a nozzle assembly mounted to a cover on the storage tank sidewall...
System and method for reducing fouling rate in a hydrogenation reactor
Fouling rate inhibition for a hydrogenation reactor. A hydrocarbon hydrogenation method comprises passing a liquid feedstream through a magnetic field to...
Motorcycle and recreational vehicle garage
Video inspection method for inspecting welds, structural beams, and
underdecks of marine vessels and like...
A method for inspecting a marine vessel underdeck utilizes a video camera such as a digital video camera with a magnifying or telephoto lens. The method...
Beam steerable UWB radar
An adaptive UWB radar front-end that can a) automatically tune the pulse width for target type and depth; b) automatically sweep specific area by controlling...
Gaming system, gaming device and method for draw poker game (dream card)
A gaming system, a gaming machine and a method is provided having a Five Card Video Draw poker game with a single hand or multiple hands. The gaming system or...
Stacked modular conditioning system and method
A system for sampling and/or conditioning a process gas such as natural gas or the like utilizing two or more modular components, each having unique...
CV joint for down hole motor and method
An apparatus for transmitting torque to a down hole motor in a down hole drilling assembly. The apparatus includes a center rod having a distal protuberance and...
Heat stabilizer for halogen-containing polymers
A stabilizer composition having low volatility and high efficiency comprising: (i.) 25.000% to 99.997% by weight of at least one dimethyltin compound of formula...
Vacuum suction base device with swivel coupling having electric motor
inside a wheel and gaps for visibility
The principles and embodiments of the presently claimed invention relate to steerable, light-weight, low-profile suction bases for upright cleaning apparatuses...
Seafood boiler apparatus
A cooking apparatus provides a frame for supporting a pot or cooking vessel. A basket is sized a shaped to fit the interior of the pot or cooking vessel. The...
Adjustable hunter's tree stand assembly
A hunter's tree stand has a longitudinally adjustable main frame, a standing platform suspended from the main frame, a seat, and a collapsible canopy cover...
System and method for ground penetrating radar communication using antenna
An object detection system (24) is disclosed having a transducer (40, 40') for detecting buried objects (26). The transducer is encapsulated within a robust,...
Ultrasonic meter flow measurement monitoring system
The present invention provides an automated meter station monitoring system for a fluid comprising a processor having algorithms for verifying performance of a...
Coated apparatus for improved corrosion resistance and associated system
and method for artificial lift
Embodiments provide a coated apparatus for improved corrosion resistance and associated system and system and method for artificial lift.
Increasing formation strength through the use of temperature and
temperature coupled particulate to increase...
A method of increasing near-wellbore rock strength so as to mitigate or remediate lost circulation events through increased hoop stress in the near-wellbore in...
Continuous batch tunnel washer and method
A method of washing fabric articles in a tunnel washer includes moving the fabric articles from the intake of the washer to the discharge of the washer through...
Kexin-derived vaccines to prevent or treat fungal infections
A vaccine is disclosed that promotes CD4+ T cell-independent host defense mechanisms to defend against infection by fungi such as Pneumocystis spp. The vaccine...
Method for producing acetylenes and syngas
The invention relates to a continuous method for producing acetylenes and syngas by partially oxidizing hydrocarbons with oxygen. A first feed stream (1)...
Tubing clamp assembly
A clamp assembly provides an attachment point for securely gripping pipe or other tubular goods including, without limitation, a section of coiled tubing. The...
Wine bottle closure apparatus
An improved wine bottle closure and vacuum pump apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus provides an improved bulb structure to be used for pumping and storage...
Outboard-motor closed-loop cooler system apparatus
An outboard-motor closed-loop cooler system apparatus providing a retrofit substitute for the midsection and the lower unit of a standard outboard motor, having...
Carbon molecular sieve and pellet compositions useful for C2-C3
A novel microporous carbon molecular sieve may be used as the basis for carbon adsorbent pellets that have discrete areas of carbonized binder and of carbonized...
Use of nitrite salts in treating tissue damage
Methods of treating a subject who has an tissue damage or who is at risk for tissue necrosis are disclosed. Also disclosed are methods of treating a subject who...
Plate and screw apparatus and methods thereof
This disclosure provides a plate having at least a first aperture and a second aperture, and at least a first annulus adaptable to be disposed within the first...
Surgical instrument with multiple instrument interchangeability
The present invention provides a multi-function laparoscopic surgical instrument that meets niche needs in the expanding field of Minimally Invasive Surgery...
Kiosk for energy industry logistics
An automated kiosk and related apparatus provide check-in and boarding services to energy sector passengers, such as helicopter passengers. Preferably, the...
Wireline hydraulic driven mill bottom hole assemblies and methods of using
A bottom hole assembly for engaging and removing an object within a wellbore comprises a cutting tool at a lower end. Continued engagement of the cutting tool...
Systems and methods for storage
In accordance with one embodiment, a system for storing commodities is provided. The system may include a tarpaulin. The tarpaulin may further have an internal...
Nanoparticles, nanosponges, methods of synthesis, and methods of use
We disclose novel metallic nanoparticles coated with a thin protective carbon shell, and three-dimensional nano-metallic sponges; methods of preparation of the...