||WO||WO/2014/113826 - A MULTI-STAGE HYDROELECTRIC POWER GENERATING STATION||24.07.2014||
||PCT/ZA2014/000001||JORDAAN, Peter Philip||JORDAAN, Peter Philip|
This invention relates to a multi-stage hydroelectric power generating station (10). More specifically, the invention relates to multi-stage hydroelectric power generating station (10) having multiple turbines spaced along a continuously failing stepped open canal (12), which stepped open canal accelerates the flow of water into the turbines to velocities normally associated with higher head heights. The multi-stage hydroelectric power generating station (10) includes at least one stepped canal (12) for directing a flow of liquid and two or more rotors (14) operably driven by the liquid flowing through each stepped canal (12). The stepped canal (12) is co-operatively defined by a canal floor (16) and opposing canal sidewalls (18), wherein the canal floor (16) comprises a continuous negative gradient thereby to restrict damming of liquid flowing through the stepped canal (12). The two or more rotors (14) are spaced relative to one another along the stepped canal (12) such that at least two steps of the stepped canal (12) are located between consecutive rotors (14).
||WO||WO/2014/100839 - USER CONTROL OF THE TRADE-OFF BETWEEN RATE OF NAVIGATION AND EASE OF ACQUISITION IN A GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE||26.06.2014||
||PCT/ZA2013/000094||VAN DER WESTHUIZEN, Willem, Morkel||VAN DER WESTHUIZEN, Willem, Morkel|
The invention provides a method for dynamic user control over the layout of a graphical user interface. The method includes the steps of receiving a description of the way in which a control region in the interface is allocated to a plurality of virtual objects, without object overlap, receiving the position of a user point, reallocating a fraction of the control region from at least one object to a different object, based on the user point position, allocating a part of a display region in the interface to at least one of the objects, based on the current allocation of the control region to said object, but with control-display decoupling, and repeating the previous three steps fast enough that the user will perceive the changes as substantially continuous.
||WO||WO/2014/100838 - EVENT AND CAUSALITY-BASED HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION||26.06.2014||
||PCT/ZA2013/000093||VAN DER WESTHUIZEN, Willem, Morkel||VAN DER WESTHUIZEN, Willem, Morkel|
The invention relates to a method for human-computer interaction (HCI). The method includes: establishing an event set; establishing and referencing one or more events in the event set; establishing and referencing an event to represent the observer in the event set; establishing a representation manifold as an indefinite metric Riemann manifold; representing the events on the representation manifold in such a way that the logical relations between events are coordinate independent and geometrically encoded as causal relations; establishing an input manifold to represent user input; and establishing an output manifold that maps between the representation manifold and a physical output device. Further, based on user input, select any one or more steps from: manipulating the observer event, adjusting manifold metrics, changing mappings, adjusting mapping parameters, and applying mappings. The above steps are repeated when the user input changes.
||WO||WO/2014/100840 - A DISPOSABLE STORAGE CONTAINER FOR INFANT CLEANING TOILETRIES||26.06.2014||
||PCT/ZA2013/000095||BENNETT, David, Jonathan||BENNETT, David, Jonathan|
A disposable infant toiletry storage container, the container comprising at least two storage compartments, which are separated from one another to prevent mixing of its toiletry con-tents, wherein the container is at least partially collapsible and each compartment is sealable.
||WO||WO/2014/094005 - UNIVERSAL CIRCUMCISION DEVICE||19.06.2014||
||PCT/ZA2013/000092||MEDTECH GLOBAL AFRICA (PTY) LTD||VAN WYK, Hendrik, Jakobus|
A circumcision device comprises a support means having a glans penis locating portion locatable thereon, the glans penis locating portion having a first end and a second end, and a base portion being displaceably located on the support means, the base portion providing an opening through which the second end of the glans penis locating portion is locatable, and the base portion being displaceable between an open position and a closed position by an adjustment means; the first end of the glans penis locating portion providing an opening through which a glans penis is locatable, and over which a prepuce of a located glans penis is foldable; a prepuce crushing area of a located glans penis being defined between a prepuce crushing surface at the first end of the glans penis locating portion and a corresponding base portion prepuce crushing surface on the base portion; at least one operating mechanism of the adjustment means being operable to apply a crushing force to the prepuce crushing area, the operating mechanism of the adjustment means being able to be disabled by at least one disabling means; and the disabling means allowing the adjustment means to be disabled with a single application of the circumcision device.
||WO||WO/2014/094004 - INTERLOCKING BUOYANT ELEMENT||19.06.2014||
||PCT/ZA2013/000084||TACON, Jonathan Rayner||TACON, Jonathan Rayner|
An interlocking buoyant element (10) includes a right-angled parallelepiped body (12) defining opposite top (14) and bottom (16) faces, a first pair of opposite side faces (18.1, 18.2) and a second pair of opposite side faces (20.1, 20.2). A first male connector (22) is located on one of the first pair of opposite side faces (18.1, 18.2) and a corresponding first female connector (24) is located on the other of the first pair of opposite side faces (18.1, 18.2), the first female connector (24) defining a channel with longitudinal axis (C-C) along which a first male connector (22) of an adjacent interlocking buoyant element (10) may be received slidably. A second male connector (32) is located on one of the second pair of opposite side faces (20.1, 20.2) and a corresponding second female connector (34) is located on the other of the second pair of opposite side faces (20.1, 20.2), the second female connector (34) defining a channel with a longitudinal axis (E-E) along which a second male connector (32) of an adjacent interlocking buoyant element (10) may be received slidably. The longitudinal axis (C-C) of the first female connector (24) extends between the second pair of opposite side faces (20.1, 20.2), alternatively, the longitudinal axis (E-E) of the second female connector (34) extends between the first pair of opposite side faces (18.1, 18.2).
||WO||WO/2014/089582 - JET-BASED MIXER SETTLER||12.06.2014||
||PCT/ZA2013/000040||MINTEK||HULBERT, David Gordon|
A mixer settler which includes at least first and second horizontally disposed units wherein a transfer duct transfers fluid at an increased velocity from the first unit to the second unit.
||WO||WO/2014/089583 - COLLAPSIBLE TRAFFIC LIGHT||12.06.2014||
||PCT/ZA2013/000091||DORASAMY, Ramchander||DORASAMY, Ramchander|
A pole for a traffic light configured to articulate in any direction when subjected to the force of an impact from an object.
||WO||WO/2014/089584 - AN ACCESSORY TO A FISHHOOK||12.06.2014||
||PCT/ZA2013/000096||LEIGH, Stephen, Andrew||LEIGH, Stephen, Andrew|
The invention relates to an accessory to a fishhook that includes a positioning means ( 12) to be mounted on an eyelet (14) of a fishhook, a connecting means (18) extending from the positioning means (12) and attachment means (22) allowing objects to be attached thereto.
||WO||WO/2014/085833 - BUOYANT ELEMENT||05.06.2014||
||PCT/ZA2013/000085||TACON, Jonathan, Rayner||TACON, Jonathan, Rayner|
A buoyant element (10) includes an elongate buoyant body (12) that defines a major side (14), a minor side (16) that is parallel to the major side (14), axial ends (20) connecting the major side (14) and the minor side (16) at an angle of substantially 45 degrees from the orthogonal spanning the major side (14) and the minor side (16) and means (18) for connecting adjacent buoyant elements (10) together. The length of the major side (14) is twice the length of the minor side (16).