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Also detect filter leaks with this loop-powered flow monitor
May 01, 2014
This loop-powered particulate-matter flow and emissions monitor (photo) also detects filter leaks in baghouses, cartridge dust collectors and cyclones. Simple two-wire installation and single-piece mounting, along with heavy-duty construction and charge-induction sensing with no optics enable low-maintenance operations, even in applications with challenging particulate types, such as flyash from coal and carbon black, and emissions from smelters, foundries, cement kilns and powder dryers. - FilterSense Inc., Beverly, Mass. www.filtersense.com

Fired Heaters: Best Practices for the Control of Fuel Gas
May 01, 2014
Large petroleum-refining complexes often have dozens of fired heaters, making broad-based competency in this area essential to overall reliability, safety and energy efficiency. Despite industry's widespread familiarity with fired heaters, they continue to pose significant challenges during initial control-system design and unless properly specified, operated and maintained, fired heaters can hinder good control and reliable operation going forward. All fuel-gas-fired heaters have basic features in common, but no two applications are exactly the same, and an industry best practice for fuel-gas control has never emerged. Even one of the most basic questions - whether to use fuel-gas-flow control or pressure control - remains open, with little industry guidance available. A helpful approach to move toward industry standardization is to identify the most common and successful practices based on current technology and experience, for use as a design starting point and a reference point.

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Oregon (April 23)
April 23, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 23 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Oregon. *** Battelle Memorial Institute Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 22 -- Battelle Memorial Institute, Richland, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,696,771) developed by four co-inventors for a "[c]ompact integrated combustion reactors, systems and methods of conducting integrated combustion reactions." The co-inventors are Daniel R. Palo, Philomath, Ore., Jamelyn D. Holladay, Kennewick, Wash., Robert A. Dagle, Richland, Wash., and Robert T. Rozmiarek, Middleton, Wis. The patent application was filed on Dec. 15, 2006 (11/611,461). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8696771.PN.&OS=PN/8696771&RS=PN/8696771 Written by Marlyn Vitin.

Spectra7 Announces Financial Results for the Fifteen Month Period Ended December 31, 2013
April 23, 2014
TORONTO, ONTARIO and PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwired - April 23, 2014) - Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. ("Spectra7" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:SEV), a high performance analog semiconductor company delivering unprecedented speed, resolution and signal fidelity to consumer and wireless infrastructure products, today announced its audited financial results for the fifteen month period ended December 31, 2013. A copy of the audited consolidated financial statements for the fifteen month period ended December 31, 2013 prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards and the corresponding Management's Discussion and Analysis will be available under the Company's profile on www.sedar.com. All amounts are in US dollars unless otherwise noted. 2013 Highlights /T/

UniPixel appoints CEO, president and director
April 23, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: UniPixel, Inc., a provider of Performance Engineered Films to the touch screen, flexible printed electronics and display markets, has appointed Jeff Hawthorne as CEO, president and director.

Sustainable Brands® Announces Full Program Details for Global Brand Innovation Conference
April 23, 2014
 Sustainable Brands® [http://www.sustainablebrands.com/?utm_source=CSRWire&utm_medium=pressrelease&utm_content=apr23&utm_campaign=sb14sd] recently announced full program details for SB'14 San Diego running June 2-5 at the Paradise Point Resort and Spa. As the largest community gathering in the Sustainable Brands global conference network, it will convene nearly 2,500 brand innovators from around the world who are driving business success towards a regenerative economy. Over 160 influential brand leaders and cutting-edge practitioners of environmental and social innovation will lead interactive discussions, breakout sessions, plenary presentations, deep-dive workshops and networking activities. Comprehensive workshops kick-off the week with skills building fundamentals and foundational learning in strategy and execution. Trends and market drivers set the tone for inspiring morning plenary sessions. Consumer and B2B research studies, challenging topics and one-of-a-kind case studies round out afternoon breakout sessions. Distinguished experts and thought-provoking contributors include:

Xilinx releases Vivado Design Suite 2014.1
April 23, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Xilinx, Inc., a supplier of programmable logic devices, has released the Vivado Design Suite 2014.1, extending support for the new UltraFast design methodology.

Deal snapshot: MOLECULAR IMPRINTS TO SELL SEMICONDUCTOR BUSINESS TO CANON
April 23, 2014
MANAVIGATOR-April 23, 2014-Deal snapshot: MOLECULAR IMPRINTS TO SELL SEMICONDUCTOR BUSINESS TO CANON US nanopatterning systems and solutions provider Molecular Imprints Inc, a company in the portfolio of Harris & Harris Group Inc (NASDAQ:TINY), had agreed to divest its semiconductor imprint lithography equipment unit to Japanese Canon Inc (TYO:7751), Harris & Harris said.

26.9% China LED Lighting Market CAGR Growth Forecasted in Research Report
April 23, 2014
April 23, 2014ReportsnReports.com offers "LED Lighting Market in China 2014-2018" research report in its store. LED lighting, also known as solid state lighting, is a semiconductor-based lighting technology. LEDs emit light based on the electroluminescence principle, which gives them high luminous efficacy. Also, LEDs are compact in size and are more power efficient as well as brighter than traditional lighting technologies such as incandescent and fluorescent lamps. Owing to these advantages, customers prefer to use LEDs for general lighting applications. In China, LEDs are gaining more importance due to their power and luminous efficacy. Moreover, the government also supports the adoption of LED lighting to a large extent. Thus, China is becoming one of the largest potential markets for LED lighting.

United States: The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces LEED Platinum Certification for Major Renovation Project in Helsinki, Finland
April 23, 2014
March 26, 2014 The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) announces Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification for the major renovation project in Helsinki, Finland under LEED for New Construction and Major Renovation. This project, which established the Innovation Center to house the U.S. Embassy's public offices, is the first overseas U.S. diplomatic facility to achieve the Platinum level of LEED Certification.

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