|1.||WO||WO/2014/062068 - AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE||24.04.2014||
|PCT/NZ2013/000018||HIEFF ENGINE COMPANY LIMITED||SMITH, Roger John|
An internal combustion engine which produces improved torque and efficiency. The engine comprises a piston; a rotatable crankshaft comprising a crankshaft cam surface; a piston connecting rod pivotally connected to the piston; a crankshaft timing rod pivotally connected to the piston connecting rod at a conrod joint and to the crankshaft; a rocker arm configured to contact the crankshaft cam surface during its rotation cycle and to the conrod joint to move same to form a working crank angle between the piston connecting rod and the crankshaft timing rod; a slipper plate positioned substantially inline between the connecting rod joint and the crankshaft offset pivot point to better manage the angle of connecting rod portions whilst they are rising and falling from the motion of the crankshaft rotation wherein the position of the slipper plate can be pivoted during use to provide for alteration of the stroke of the piston.
|2.||WO||WO/2014/062071 - CONTAINER CONSTRUCTION||24.04.2014||
|PCT/NZ2013/000190||SUB ZERO INTERNATIONAL LIMITED||GREER, Alexander Townshend|
The invention relates to a bottle which includes at least two compartments, at least one side wall, at least one passage between the compartments and characterised in that the passage is configured to constrict under pressure to restrict fluid transfer between the compartments, wherein the passage is formed as a consequence of the gap created by two opposing concave panels in the side wall of the bottle. A method of filling the bottle is also claimed.
|3.||WO||WO/2014/062070 - INTERFACE COMPRISING A NASAL SEALING PORTION AND A ROLLING HINGE||24.04.2014||
|PCT/NZ2013/000189||FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE LIMITED||BEARNE, Peter David Alexander|
An interface for positive pressure therapy includes a mask assembly. The mask assembly comprises a mask seal that is adapted to underlie the nose. The mask seal extends up the lateral sides of the nose. The mask seal has a primary seal below the nose and a secondary seal alongside the nose. The mask seal comprises a rolling hinge that permits one portion of the mask seal to deform relative to another portion of the mask seal. In one configuration, the portion of the mask seal that underlies the nose is configured to deform relative to a lower portion of the mask seal.
|4.||WO||WO/2014/062069 - SHON AS A PROGNOSTIC BIOMARKER FOR CANCER AND AS A PREDICTOR OF RESPONSE TO ENDOCRINE THERAPY||24.04.2014||
|PCT/NZ2013/000188||LIU, Dong-Xu||LIU, Dong-Xu|
An estrogen-regulated gene sequence SHON has been characterised, and found to be a novel oncogene in mammary carcinoma and significantly associated with estrogen and progesterone receptor expression in breast cancer. The present invention encompasses methods for predicting the responsiveness to endocrine therapy for breast cancer and providing a prognosis for disease-free and/or distant metastasis-free survival of a cancer patient.
|5.||WO||WO/2014/062072 - IMPROVEMENTS TO MANHOLE ASSEMBLIES||24.04.2014||
|PCT/NZ2013/000191||FULMAC PRODUCTS LIMITED||FULLER, Brian|
The specification describes improvements to manhole assemblies, including brackets to facilitate connecting a sewer to a manhole, a kitset manhole assembly, and methods of using the foregoing.
|6.||WO||WO/2014/058328 - A MULTI-FUNCTION FREQUENCY CONTROL DEVICE||17.04.2014||
|PCT/NZ2013/000186||RAKON LIMITED||ROBINSON, Brent, John|
A single frequency control device incorporating a high frequency resonator, a low frequency resonator and a temperature sensing element, the latter thermally coupled closely to the said resonators to facilitate temperature sensing with higher resolution and accuracy. Additional benefits offered by the structure include smaller size and lower cost.
|7.||WO||WO/2014/054954 - SOLAR AIR HEATING / COOLING SYSTEM||10.04.2014||
||PCT/NZ2013/000185||COULTER, Grace||COULTER, Grace|
The invention relates to a system for using solar energy to ventilate a space, particularly the interior of a building, although other structures may also be ventilated such as crop stores, desalination plants, glass houses and power generation plants. The system can operate in different modes so that solar energy is used to heat or cool the space, as required. Part of the system is a solar heat collector, which absorbs available solar energy. The solar heat collector includes two separate channels able to receive air from different sources and pass them in counter flow. The channels transfer heat between them using an efficient turbulence-inducing structure that enables the system to operate in the different modes to heat or cool a space.
|8.||WO||WO/2014/054953 - INDUCTIVE POWER TRANSFER CONTROL USING ENERGY INJECTION||10.04.2014||
|PCT/NZ2013/000184||AUCKLAND UNISERVICES LIMITED||BUDGETT, David Mortimer|
The invention relates to inductive power transfer (IPT) systems, and has particular relevance to control of IPT systems, and to operation of IPT system primary power supplier. There is provided a method for controlling an IPT system primary power supply having a switched resonant circuit; the method comprising: determining the value of a parameter of the system; determining an energy injection switching pattern having a duration dependent on the parameter value; controlling the resonant circuit according to the determined energy injection switching pattern.
|9.||WO||WO/2014/051439 - GEOMETRIC SWITCH AND CIRCUITS INCLUDING THE SAME||03.04.2014||
|PCT/NZ2013/000179||AUCKLAND UNISERVICES LIMITED||ANDERSON, Iain Alexander|
The present invention provides a mechanically-actuated switch comprising a deformable conductive element providing a conductive path between a first terminal and a second terminal, wherein the effective geometry of the conductive element changes suddenly upon deformation to cause a disproportionately large change in a resistance between the first and second terminals. The switch can be made from lightweight and soft materials, and is particularly suited for integration with dielectric elastomer devices. Also disclosed are various circuits and a method for controlling circuits including the switch.
|10.||WO||WO/2014/051436 - LID CONSTRUCTION FOR BREATHING APPARATUS||03.04.2014||
|PCT/NZ2013/000175||FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE LIMITED||MILLER, Jeremy, Livingston|
A breathing assistance apparatus has a lid and latch assembly configured for one-handed operation. The apparatus also includes a hinge assembly that separates when over-rotated but that reengages upon closing of the lid onto the main body of the apparatus.