||WO||WO/2014/033421 - SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SPATIAL DOMAIN AUDIO DECOMPRESSION AND COMPRESSION||06.03.2014||
||PCT/GB2012/052107||TAM, Ka Him Kevin||TAM, Ka Him Kevin|
A method for spatial domain audio decompression and compression includes band-limiting a source audio frame to 12 k Hz; dividing the source frame into a plurality of segments, each segment having a first attribute of a segment length and a second attribute of a pair of maximum and minimum amplitudes; keeping side information by sample duplication; invoking a static segment model to the audio frame; obtaining a sequence of static segments;reducing errors in three predetermined frequency regions; quantizing the sequence of static segments; invoking the static segment model to the quantized output; performing aliasing to the segment lengths of a first group and a second group of the segments;forming a 6 bit structure with side information; context driven Huffman coding the 16 bit structure;obtaining Huffman coded relative amplitude corresponding to each segment; and decoding multiple Huffman bit streams back to the 16 bit structure.
||WO||WO/2014/033426 - SURGICAL RETRACTORS||06.03.2014||
||PCT/GB2013/051468||KAROO, Marc Philip Daveraj||KAROO, Marc Philip Daveraj|
A surgical retractor (10) comprising a main body portion (12) having at least one formation (26, 28)adapted, in use, for retracting tissue during a surgical procedure, and at least one light source (58, 60) located within the main body portion (12), wherein the main body portion (12) is manufactured from a transparent or translucent material.Suitably, the at least one light source (58, 60) is abattery-powered LED (58, 60) embedded,or encapsulated,within the main body portion (12), and the battery (76) may also be sealingly enclosed or encapsulated within the main body portion of the retractor(10) to provide a self-illuminating, disposable retractor (10). The light source or sources (58, 60) are preferably arranged to provide, in use, generalised and/or directed illuminationof asurgicalsite.The retractor (10) may additionally be provided with one or more aspirator conduits (34).
||WO||WO/2014/033427 - A HAND DRIER||06.03.2014||
||PCT/GB2013/051813||AHMED, Syed||AHMED, Syed|
A hand drier comprising communication means for communicating data to and/or from the hand drier.
||WO||WO/2014/033429 - IMPROVED EXTRACTION APPARATUS AND METHOD||06.03.2014||
||PCT/GB2013/052032||CAMBTEK LIMITED||HAWKINS, Anthony|
Disclosed is apparatus for distributing a solid, gel, powder or viscous test substance in an extraction fluid, the apparatus comprising a flow cell 2 for holding the test substance and having an inlet 4 and an outlet 6; an extraction chamber 8 located between said inlet and outlet comprising a convergent nozzle 10; and a recirculating pump 14 for driving extraction fluid: (i) into the flow cell via the inlet; (ii) through the extraction chamber; and (iii) back to the flow cell via the outlet, whereby a pressure differential is established across the extraction chamber such that the velocity of the extraction fluid is greater at the outlet than at the inlet; characterized in that the apparatus further comprises a tortuous path flow control valve (TPV) 12 located at the outlet and configured to permit flow of extraction fluid and extracted test substance 16 but to prevent or retard passage of said test substance 16 through the outlet.
||WO||WO/2014/033428 - FLUID DOSAGE SYSTEM||06.03.2014||
||PCT/GB2013/051958||NCH EUROPE INC LABORATORIES||WESTCOTT, Stephan Craig|
A fluid dosage system for tanks, suitable for use in locations which are remote from a reliable source of electricity. The dosage system is configured to be activated upon the flow of a fluid through a flow switch, and can be configured to deactivate after a period of inactivity.
||WO||WO/2014/033430 - PHOTOTHERMAL ACTUATION OF A PROBE FOR SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPY||06.03.2014||
||PCT/GB2013/052033||INFINITESIMA LIMITED||HUMPHRIS, Andrew|
Various methods of driving a probe of a scanning probe microscope are disclosed. One set of methods distribute the energy of a radiation beam over a wide area of the probe by either scanning the beam or increasing its illumination area. Another method changes the intensity profile of the radiation beam with a diffractive optical element, enabling a more uniform intensity profile across the width of the illumination. Another method uses a diffractive optical element to change the circumferential shape of the radiation beam, and hence the shape of the area illuminated on the probe, in order to match the shape of the probe and hence distribute the energy over a wider area.
||WO||WO/2014/033441 - FUSION PROTEINS AND METHODS FOR TREATING, PREVENTING OR AMELIORATING PAIN||06.03.2014||
||PCT/GB2013/052243||SYNTAXIN LIMITED||JAMES, Peter|
A single chain, polypeptide fusion protein, comprising: a non-cytotoxic protease, which protease is capable of cleaving a protein of the exocytic fusion apparatus of a nociceptive sensory afferent (eg clostridial neurotoxin L-chain or IgA protease); a galanin Targeting Moiety that is capable of binding to a Binding Site on the nociceptive sensory afferent, which Binding Site is capable of undergoing endocytosis to be incorporated into an endosome within the nociceptive sensory afferent (eg GALR1, GALR2, or GALR3 receptor); a protease cleavage site at which site the fusion protein is cleavable by a protease, wherein the protease cleavage site is located between the non-cytotoxic protease and the galanin Targeting Moiety; a translocation domain that is capable of translocating the protease from within an endosome, across the endosomal membrane and into the cytosol of the nociceptive sensory afferent (eg HN domain of clostridial neurotoxin); a first spacer located between the non- cytotoxic protease and the protease cleavage site, wherein said first spacer comprises an amino acid sequence of from 4 to 25 amino acid residues; and a second spacer located between the galanin Targeting Moiety and the translocation domain, wherein said second spacer comprises an amino acid sequence of from 4 to 35 amino acid residues. Nucleic acid sequences encoding the polypeptide fusion proteins, methods of preparing same and uses thereof are also described (eg of treating, preventing or ameliorating pain).
||WO||WO/2014/033442 - CONTACT LENSES MADE WITH HEMA-COMPATIBLE POLYSILOXANE MACROMERS||06.03.2014||
||PCT/GB2013/052244||COOPERVISION INTERNATIONAL HOLDING COMPANY, LP||UEYAMA, Hiroyuki|
Optically clear silicone hydrogel contact lenses are described that comprise a polymeric lens body that is the reaction product of a polymerizable composition comprising at least 25 wt.% of at least one hydroxyalkyl methacrylate; and at least 20 wt. % of at least one HEMA-compatible bifunctional polysiloxane comprising at least 6 siloxane groups and having an HLB value of at least 5 and/or a hydroxyl group content of at least 1wt.%.
||WO||WO/2014/033423 - SCAFFOLDING SAFETY EQUIPMENT||06.03.2014||
||PCT/GB2013/000364||F-BOARD LIMITED||GOWER, Alister Paul|
A scaffolding brick guard (20) comprises a panel (22) and at least two (hangers 28) for hanging the panel (22) vertically from a horizontal member of the scaffolding. Each hanger (28) has a first orientation in which it is substantially coplanar with the panel (22) and is attached to the panel (22) by means of a hinge whereby it is movable about an axis (32) into a second orientation not coplanar with the panel (22) to provide a hook to go over said horizontal member. When not in use a plurality of brick guards may be stacked by means of hollow conical stacking members (36) that nest together.
||WO||WO/2014/033461 - COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE AND METHOD||06.03.2014||
||PCT/GB2013/052274||SONY CORPORATION||MORIOKA, Yuichi|
A mobile communications system communicates data to and/or from mobile communications devices. The mobile communications system provides a wireless access interface for communicating data to and/or from the mobile communications devices, the wireless access interface providing on a downlink first carrier, the first carrier providing a plurality of communications resource elements across a first frequency range for communicating data, and providing a plurality of communications resource elements within a second frequency range which is within and smaller than the first frequency range. The wireless access interface provided by the base stations includes a plurality of time divided sub-frames, each sub-frame including the plurality of communications resource elements of the first frequency range and the plurality of the communications resource elements of the second frequency range, and each sub-frame includes a first wideband control channel in a part of each sub- frame having a bandwidth corresponding substantially to the first frequency range, and a second narrow band control channel in a second part of each sub-frame and having a bandwidth which is less than the first wideband control channel and a duration of the second narrow band control channel within the sub-frame is greater than a duration of the first wideband control channel within the sub- frame. The second narrow band control channel is configured for communicating control information to both the first mobile communications devices and the second mobile communications devices and forms part of the plurality of the communications resource elements of the second frequency range of the second carrier. By arranging for the narrow band control channel to be within the virtual carrier and to communicate control information to both first full capability communications devices and second reduced capability communications devices, the second reduced capability devices can access the narrow band control channel which is shared with the first full-capability mobile devices. This arrangement makes more use of the communications resources available to the communications system.