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Call For Inventors: The 2011 DiabetesMine™ Design Challenge


The DiabetesMine, a web resource for diabetics, is calling for innovative solutions to better the lives of persons with diabetes in its 2011 DiabetesMine Design Challenge.

 This is the third year of the Challenge, which calls for new devices, web applications, or other instruments designed to facilitate the daily challenges that persons with diabetes face.  These include special diets, limitations to exercise, insuring proper blood circulation, blood sugar testing, insulin shots, blood pressureZero, Grand Prize Winner DiabetesMine Design Challenge 2010: designer: Mauro AmorusoZero, Grand Prize Winner DiabetesMine Design Challenge 2010: designer: Mauro Amoruso monitoring, and being on the alert for vision and other sensory changes.

One of 2010's Grand Prize winners, Mauro Amoruso designed a combination insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor in a futuristic bracelet format.  

Ideas can come from patients, parents of diabetic children, design, medical, and engineering students or professionals, or anyone else with knowledge of the disease that can come up with an ingenious groundbreaking concept.

There will be three grand prize winners, each receiving $7,000 in cash plus, guidance and support from a variety of innovation and investment professionals.  Two other finalists, the Most Creative Idea, and the Best Kids Concept will be awarded $2,500 and $1,500 respectively.

Projects will be submitted online at the Diabetes Mine website and 10 finalists will be selected by open community voting.  Winners will be selected by a distinguished panel of judges. The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 29, 2011, at 11:59 pm Pacific time

The DiabetesMine contest is sponsored by the California HealthCare Foundation, supported by IDEO, and endorsed by Medgadget.com.

For complete information about the Challenge, visit Diabetes Mine.

 

Comments
Mar 12, 2011
by sumitgupta008

Inventors

Inventors are just like God in this World.

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sumitgupta

 

Apr 1, 2011
by Anonymous

RAGHUVAMSI IRON ORE PELLETZATIONTECHNOLOGIES

RAGHUVAMSI IRON ORE PELLETZATIONTECHNOLOGIES

(GREEN FIELD PROJECT) SEEKING FOR INVESTORS

RAGHUVAMSI TECHNOLOGIES of ANDHARA PRADESH state INDIA, has developed an alternative iron ore palletizing technology specifically for small and medium scale industries such as like 50,100,300,500 tones per day, aimed at preventing the build up of accretions which requires the regular shut-down of kilns for cleaning. Each kiln has to be stopped at regular intervals to break off these accretions of fused charge materials which build up on the inside of the kiln. In a year, this results in two to three months lost production time.

The company claims that using this technology there is no need to use coal lump, limestone and dolomite as input feed to the kiln or to separate gangue materials from the product after reduction. at present the sponge iron manufactures are using lime stone, dolomite, coal lumps, all of three feeding in kiln inlet as feed material, after reduction ( kiln out put/ discharge ) of all three char coal, un burned dolomite, some un calcined lime stone mixed to getter, that the reason they has to screening and de- magnetized the sponge apart from that all others materials. (The separated material is as called gangue).

But in our technology gangue contents like sio2, al2o3, mgo, will be separated with beneficiation system. We don’t have to feed any other material in kiln feed inlet. In our case we are feeding green pellets as feed material in kiln in let , after reduction it will come out as DRI PELLETS ( sponge iron).

If the kiln is coal fired rather than gas or oil, sufficient coal to meet the fuel requirement is still required in the kiln. These pellets have been trialed in rotary kilns in 2007.

This process Technology patented, the binder in the pellet provides the necessary reducing agent, and sulphur is removed during pellet sintering.

Available iron in the pellets depends on the quality of the ore used. Hematite with an Fe content of 62-66% and with low decrepitating properties has been used to date. In early trials the ore was crushed to 5mm and smaller but subsequent trials have shown that a size range of 5-18mm is perfectly satisfactory to obtain equally high metallization of 90-93%.

Yield has also improved with the consumption of ore decreasing from 1600kg to 1400kg per tone DRI produced due to a better understanding of the process, improvements in equipment and greater automation.

The main properties of the pellets are listed in Table 1. The pellets are porous which aids reducibility.

Table 1 Properties of sintered pellets

Parameter

Size (mm)

Proportion (%)

Tumble Index

+6.0

>90

Abrasion Index

-0.5

<5

Pellets

10-25

>85-90

Fines

-1.0

<1

To develop a 50t/day demonstration plant for RAGHUVAMSI TECHNOLOGIES is seeking investors funding of INR 240M (US$5.3M) from suitable agencies or steel plants. RAGHUVAMSI TECHNOLOGIES IS INTERESTED IN FRANCHISE ALSO.

Because of this technology sponge iron and steel manufactures can get lot of marzines / profits, the Indian Sponge Iron /DRI Economic growth turn over gone up to 1,00,000.0 (0NE LACKS) Cores per annum.

PERSONNEL NOTE: - OUR PATENT IS UNDER PROCESS.

CONTACT

I V SUBBA RAO,

RAGHUVAMSI TECHNOLOGIES,

Ho.No.14-5-11.

OPP.BATCHU SRI DEVI HOUSE

SHIVALAYAM STREET

PEDDAPURAM :-533 437

ANDHARA PREDESH

E-MAIL I.D:- rvit_2007@yahoo.com (or) raghuvamsi2007@yahoo.co.in,

Mobile 91 09490188826