|1.||WO||WO/2014/114910 - DOCKING STATION FOR A MOBILE ROBOT||31.07.2014||
|PCT/GB2014/050066||DYSON TECHNOLOGY LIMITED||IRELAND, Simon|
A docking station (6) for a mobile robot (4) comprising a base portion (60) that is locatable on a floor surface and a rear portion (62) that is pivotable with respect to the base portion (60), thereby permitting a user to place the docking station (6) on the floor in an unfolded configuration but to store the docking station (6) in a folded configuration.
|2.||WO||WO/2014/114927 - SUBSTRATE CARRIER||31.07.2014||
|PCT/GB2014/050162||OXFORD INSTRUMENTS NANOTECHNOLOGY TOOLS LIMITED||NEWTON, Andrew|
A substrate carrier for plasma processing apparatus is disclosed, comprising: a base plate assembly comprising a platform on which a substrate is placed in use, the volume to be occupied in use by a substrate placed on the platform constituting a substrate zone; and a top plate assembly on the base plate assembly, the top plate assembly comprising a top plate having an aperture therethrough surrounding the substrate zone and one or more retention members extending into the aperture, over a portion of the substrate zone, such that in use a substrate disposed in the substrate zone is retained in a fixed position between the base plate assembly and the top plate assembly. The upper surface of the top plate, facing away from the base plate assembly, is substantially planar and the one or more retention members protrude above the substantially planar upper surface of the top plate.
|3.||WO||WO/2014/114939 - SKIN ENHANCING BEVERAGE COMPOSITION||31.07.2014||
|PCT/GB2014/050179||BOTTLED SCIENCE LIMITED||RAPER, Piers|
The invention provides a beverage composition comprising hydrolysed collagen and vitamin C, or a derivative thereof,which is particularly suitable for improving skin hydration and skin condition. Additional active ingredients may include methyl sulphonyl methane, a vitamin selected from the vitamin B complex, L-lysine, omega-3 and omega-6fatty acids. The beverage composition is such that it promotes higher absorption and bioavailability of skin-nourishing ingredients. The beverage composition can improve the moisture content of the skin and can prevent fine lines and wrinkles.
|4.||WO||WO/2014/114941 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FORMING TUNNELS AND TUNNELS FORMED THEREBY||31.07.2014||
||PCT/GB2014/050183||THOMSON, James Crawford||THOMSON, James Crawford|
A method of forming tunnels, and tunnels formed thereby, said tunnels in one embodiment being of a form to carry transport routes such as rail and road transport therealong. The method allows the tunnel to be formed from one or more access points by allowing the tunnel structure to be progressively extended out from the tunnel by advancing deck structures along guide means which are formed as part of a base structure. The deck structures can also be used to support excavation equipment and/or act as transport routes for access to the leading edge of the tunnel as it is formed. This greatly reduces the need for separate access and works to be provided adjacent to the tunnel as it is formed and therefore reduces the level of reinstatement works required after the tunnel has been formed.
|5.||WO||WO/2014/114947 - METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ALLOCATING SPACE ON A STORAGE DEVICE||31.07.2014||
|PCT/GB2014/050193||ACUNU LTD||KATRIEL, Irit|
A system and method of assigning logical blocks of free space on a storage device having an associated address space is disclosed. The method comprises maintaining a pointer to a storage device address associated with a logical block of free space on the storage device and allocating data to the logical block of free space on the storage device. The pointer is advanced to a storage device address associated with the next logical block of free space thereafter, wrapping around to the start of the address space if the storage device address of the pointer exceeds the maximum address of the address space.
|6.||WO||WO/2014/114956 - FREEZE-DRIED COMPOSITION||31.07.2014||
|PCT/GB2014/050208||FLUOROGENICS LTD||LEE, Martin|
The invention relates to the use of a polysaccharide having at least four saccharide units, such as stachyose,as a glass-forming agent for the freeze-drying of a reaction mixture comprising an enzyme. In particular, the enzyme is a polymerase useful in a nucleic acid amplification reaction such as a Polymerase Chain Reaction. Compositions comprising such polysaccharides as well as methods for preparing them, kits containing them and methods for using them form further aspects of the invention.
|7.||WO||WO/2014/114958 - REFRIGERATION APPARATUS||31.07.2014||
|PCT/GB2014/050218||THE SURE CHILL COMPANY LIMITED||TANSLEY, Ian|
Some embodiments of the present invention provide an apparatus (1) comprising at least one receptacle (42) within which an article (44) can be placed for temperature-controlled storage. The apparatus (1) has a reservoir (10) within which fluid is contained, the reservoir (10) having a cooling region in thermal communication with the at least one receptacle (42). The reservoir (10) includes a headspace containing fluid that is, in use, higher than the at least one receptacle (42). The apparatus (1) has cooling means (30) for cooling fluid within the headspace. The or each receptacle (42) comprises a tube or pouch having an opening defined by an aperture (40) disposed in a wall of the reservoir (10) and extending inwardly into the cooling region so as to be submerged therein.
|8.||WO||WO/2014/114926 - GLYCOCONJUGATE VACCINES||31.07.2014||
|PCT/GB2014/050159||LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE||WREN, Brendan|
The disclosure relates to a glycoconjugate vaccine conferring protection against Francisella tularensis infections and a method to manufacture a glycoconjugate antigen. A particular embodiment refers to a vaccine or immunogenic composition comprising: a carrier polypeptide comprising one or more T-cell dependent epitopes and one or more amino acid sequences having the amino acid motif D/E- X-N-X-S/T wherein X is any amino acid except proline and crosslinked to said carrier polypeptide is an antigenic polysaccharide wherein the polysaccharide is isolated from Francisella and is an O-antigen.
|9.||WO||WO/2014/114931 - OPERATION OF A REFORMING PROCESS AND PLANT||31.07.2014||
|PCT/GB2014/050168||COMPACTGTL LIMITED||WESTERMANN, Thomas|
A steam reforming plant for reforming a hydrocarbon comprises a pre-reforming reactor (28) and a steam reforming reactor (30), and a stream of hydrocarbon is passed through the pre-reforming reactor (28) and then through a duct (72) to the steam reforming reactor (30). The plant also includes a carbonyl trap (70) upstream of the pre-reforming reactor (28), the carbonyl trap (70) being held at a temperature between a lower threshold value and an upper threshold value. The entire the length of the duct (72) is such that metal carbonyls are not formed. The inner wall of the duct (72) may be of a material which does not form metal carbonyls, or the duct (72) may be maintained at a temperature above the lower threshold value, so that metal carbonyls are not stable. This has been found to suppress contamination and deactivation of the reforming catalysts.
|10.||WO||WO/2014/114912 - POLYMERIC MATERIALS||31.07.2014||
|PCT/GB2014/050087||COLORMATRIX HOLDINGS, INC.||BRANNON, Philip|
(A) a polymer composition (especially a polyester composition) which includes a compound of tungsten and oxygen (especially tungsten oxide particles) and an additional additive, wherein said additional additive is selected from an acetaldehyde scavenger and a colourant, wherein when said polymer composition includes an acetaldehyde scavenger, said polymer composition includes at least 10ppm (suitably at least 25ppm, preferably at least 50ppm) of said acetaldehyde scavenger and when said polymer composition includes a colourant, said polymer composition includes at least SOpprh (suitably at least 75ppm, preferably at least lOOppm) of said colourant, wherein: preferably said article is a preform for a container; or (B) a sheet comprising a polymer composition (especially a polyester, polycarbonate or polyoiefln composition) which includes a compound of tungsten and oxygen (especially tungsten oxide particles), wherein said sheet has a width of at least G.3m.