Fire Barrier


A fire barrier for use in dynamic voids to seal against the spread of fire. Flexible foil-backed insulation material is supported by a woven metallic support screen positioned in the void. As the surfaces defining the void undergo relative movement, the ability of the individual wire elements of the screen to move in a scissor-like […]

High Temperature Polymer Electrolytes


An electrolyte is provided having a backbone that includes a plurality of aromatic constituents coupled together by at least one atom having a Jt-cloud, and in which a halogen atom and an ion exchange group are covalently bound directly to the backbone. Furthermore, the electrolyte is high temperature resistant and may comprise perhalogenated polymers, including […]

Printing of Electronic Circuits and Components


Methods are disclosed for printing (2-7) multilayer electronic components, and circuits on a surface (2), where at least one of the layers is formed by a redox reaction (6) occurring in a deposited solution (4, 5). Electronic components may comprise semiconductors such as in transistors or diode, or metal oxide or electrolyte such as in […]

Layered Hard Mask and Dielectric Materials and Methods Therefor


A damascene structure includes a hard mask layer that is applied in a liquid phase to a line dielectric layer. Contemplated hard mask layers comprise a Si-N bond and are densified such that the etch resistivity of the hard mask layer is greater than the etch resistivity of the line dielectric layer and the via […]

Voice Recognition Peripheral Device


Methods and apparatus are provided in which a voice recognition peripheral device (VRPD) is in electronic communication with and releasibly attached to a personal digital assistant (PDA). Voice recognition software or hardware is provided on the VRPD to provide voice commands that are transferred to an application that is executed on the PDA, or to […]

Improved Configuration and Process for Shift Conversion


The inventors discovered that a significant portion of steam in hydrogen production from syngas (and other gases with relatively high CO to H2 ratio) is utilized for temperature control in the shift reactors. Therefore, it is contemplated that the overall steam demand can be significantly lowered by splitting the feed stream in a first and […]

Polycarbosilane Adhesion Promoters for Low Dielectric Constant Polymetric Materials


The adhesion of low k poly(arylene ether) dielectric coating compositions is effectively enhanced by a polycarbosilane promoter additive or primer. A coating composition is prepared by (a) providing a poly(arylene ether) composition; and (b) adding to said composition a small effective adhesion promoting amount of certain polycarbosilanes. The adhesion enhanced coating compositions are cured by […]

High Pressure Gas Processing Configurations and Methods


Contemplated plants comprise an acid gas removal unit (102) that receives a compressed gas from an injection gas compressor (107), wherein acid gas is removed from the compressed gas in the acid gas removal unit (102) at a pressure of about of above pipeline pressure.

Twin Reflux Process and Configurations for Improved Natural Gas Liquids Recovery


A two-column NGL recovery plant includes an absorber (110) and a distillation colunm (140) in which the absorber (110) receives two cooled reflux streams, wherein one reflux stream (107) comprises a vapor portion of the NGL and wherein the other reflux stream (146) comprises a lean reflux provided by the overhead (144) of the distillation colunm (140). Contemplat configurations are especially advantageous in a upgrade of an existing […]

Catalysed Acylation of Alkylated Benzene Derivatives


An ecofriendly process for acylation ofan alkylated benzene derivative has increased selectively towards para position and comprises a step of reacting the alkylated benzene derivative with an acylating agent in the presence of nitrobenzene, dichlorobenze, dimethylsulfolane, and/or benzotrile, and a crystalline alumino silicate catalyst having general formula M2/nO.Al2O3.xSiO2.wH2O, wherein M is an alkali cation, a […]