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METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CRYSTALLIZATION OF SALTS

University of Saskatchewan

Method or apparatus for increasing the production rate, size, and/or quality of salt crystals produced from salt containing solutions by controlling temperature, evaporation, and/or circulation of the salt-containing solution. The salt-containing solution may be a salt-containing solution in a crystallization pond obtained as a product of solution mining, such as a KCl-containing solution obtained as a product of solution mining of a potash mine. Apparatuses may be provided to actively cool...

ADAPTIVE CONTROL TECHNIQUE FOR TRANSMISSION LINE CONTROL DEVICES TO HANDLE LARGE DISTURBANCE SCENARIOS

University of Saskatchewan

Various embodiments are described herein for a device and method for an adaptive controller for a power system. The adaptive controller has a parameter identification module and an adaptive control module. The parameter identification module determines values for parameters of a power system model based on a constrained parameter identification technique, errors between actual and estimated power system outputs and a control signal. The adaptive control module applies an adaptive pole-shift...

NOVEL COMPOSITE PARTS, METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

University of Ottawa

Described is a method of forming a textile perform for a mold having a complex curvature.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF SELECTING COMPOUNDS WITH REDUCED RISK OF CARDIOTOXICITY

University of Alberta

Provided herein are systems and methods for selecting compounds that have reduced risk of cardiotoxicity or which are not likely to be cardiotoxic. As an example, a system and method can include a computational dynamic model combined with a high throughput screening in silico that mimics one of the most important ion channels associated with cardiotoxicity, namely the human Ether-a-go-go Related Gene (hERG) channel. Also provided herein are systems and methods for redesigning compounds that...

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF SELECTING COMPOUNDS WITH REDUCED RISK OF CARDIOTOXICITY USING CARDIAC SODIUM ION CHANNEL MODELS

University of Alberta

Provided herein are systems and methods for selecting compounds that have reduced risk of cardiotoxicity or which are not likely to be cardiotoxic. As an example, a system and method can include a computational dynamic model combined with a high throughput screening in silico that mimics an important ion channels associated with cardiotoxicity, namely the human human cardiac sodium ion (hNa v1.5) channel). In certain embodiments, steered molecular dynamics simulations are used to identify...

INCREASED MOLYBDENUM AND SULFUR SOLUBILITY IN ALUMINOBOROSILICATE GLASSES WITH ADDED PHOSPHORUS

University of Manitoba

The incorporation of molybdenum and sulfur in aluminoborosilicate glasses was studied. The base aluminoborosilicate glass is incapable of retaining Mo and S above the level of about 1 mol%, producing crystalline alkali molybdates and sulfates. The extent of molybdenum solubility was significantly improved by substituting phosphate for a small fraction of the silicate glass-network-formers, increasing Mo incorporation by a factor of three with 5 mol% P2O5, and to nearly five times the P-free...

CINNAMOYL INHIBITORS OF TRANSGLUTAMINASE

University of Montreal

A compound of Formula, (I) or Formula: (II)

IMAGE DATA PROCESSING

THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

A method for processing image data of a sample is disclosed. The method comprises registering a first and a second images of at least partially overlapping spatial regions of the sample and processing data from the registered images to obtain integrated image data comprising information about the sample, said information being additional to that available from said first and second images.

BONE REPLACEMENT IMPLANTS WITH MECHANICALLY BIOCOMPATIBLE CELLULAR MATERIAL

McGill University

A methodology integrating multiscale analysis and design optimization to design a novel bone replacement implant made of a functionally graded cellular material that meets fatigue requirements imposed by cyclic loadings. The pore microarchitecture, described by interconnectivity, porosity, pore size as well as pore topology, is optimally designed for tissue regeneration and mechanical strength. The method can contribute to the development of a new generation of bone replacement implants with...

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ASSESSING PERCUTANEOUS IMPLANT INTEGRITY

CARITAS HEALTH GROUP, University of Alberta

Provided is an apparatus for assessing interface integrity between a medi um and an implant. A first signal is translated from a motion of an impact b ody during impact with an abutment connected to the implant. In some embodim ents, the first signal is filtered using a zero phase shift filter and then used for assessing the interface integrity. Since no phase shift is introduc ed, the interface integrity is accurately assessed. In another embodiment, t he apparatus maintains a system model...