||WO||WO/2014/175752 - AUTOMATICALLY ADJUSTING HEADGEAR FOR PATIENT INTERFACE||30.10.2014||
||PCT/NZ2014/000074||FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE LIMITED||MCLAREN, Mark Arvind|
A headgear for securing a mask to a user's face is described. The headgear requires a first load force to elongate the headgear and, when fitted to a user, applies a balanced fit force that substantially equals a load force applied to the headgear during respiratory therapy. In some embodiments, the headgear includes an elastic portion configured to provide a retraction force, a non-elastic portion configured to be inelastic in comparison to the elastic portion, and a restriction mechanism connected to the non-elastic portion and to the elastic portion. The restriction mechanism is configured to apply a first resistance force to the user's head on elongation of the headgear and a second resistance force to the user's head on retraction of the headgear.
||WO||WO/2014/175753 - HEADGEAR FOR BREATHING MASK||30.10.2014||
||PCT/NZ2014/000075||FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE LIMITED||BEARNE, Peter David Alexander|
An interface assembly includes an interface, such as a mask, that is secured to a head using a headgear assembly. The headgear assembly can include at least one halo portion and a plurality of straps. The headgear assembly can include both a front halo portion and a rear halo portion. In some arrangements, the headgear and mask define an adjustable closed loop. In some arrangements, the headgear can include one or more rigid portions that contact the user's face to at least partially isolate a seal of the mask from tightening forces applied to the headgear. In some arrangements, the mask is an oral-nasal mask and the headgear applies a force to the mask comprising an upward force component. In some arrangements, the headgear can be contoured to the user's head.
||WO||WO/2014/171843 - BROOM APPARATUS WITH REMOVABLE AUXILIARY TOOL||23.10.2014||
||PCT/NZ2014/000069||BROWNS BRUSHWARE LIMITED||BROWN, Murray, Charles|
A broom comprising an elongate handle attached at one end to a head, a plurality of bristles attached to the head on a different side from the handle, and an auxiliary tool portion configured for use in any one or more of the group selected from scraping, cutting and scooping, wherein the auxiliary tool portion is removably attached to the head and/or handle by means of a quick-release mechanism. The quick release mechanism may comprise a lever, skewer and stop, and the lever having a cam. The auxiliary tool portion may project forwardly from the broom and/or downwardly having a substantially rigid lower edge.
||WO||WO/2014/171842 - BIOCOMPATIBLE ENCAPSULATION SYSTEM||23.10.2014||
||PCT/NZ2014/000068||LIVING CELL TECHNOLOGIES NEW ZEALAND LIMITED||WILLIAMS, Anna L|
The invention relates to an encapsulation system comprising alginate biocapsules for the immunoisolation of living cells of therapeutics. Specifically, although by no means exclusively, the encapsulation system is for use in allo- and xeno- transplatation. The invention is also directed to methods of making and using the encapsulation system.
||WO||WO/2014/171841 - A gas analysis apparatus and method for testing gas emissions from a manufactured product||23.10.2014||
||PCT/NZ2014/000067||STEPHEN YOUNG IP LIMITED||YOUNG, Stephen|
A gas analysis apparatus for testing gas emissions from a manufactured product, comprises or is arranged to be connected to, a chamber arranged to contain and/or receive gas emitted from a sample of the manufactured product to be tested, an electro-chemical cell, and a transmission conduit arranged to transmit a sample of gas emitted from the product from the chamber to the electro-chemical cell. The electro-chemical cell is arranged to generate a signal indicative of the concentration of a particular gas in the gas sample. The apparatus further comprises, or is arranged to be in communication with, an electronic controller which processes the signal and generates an output indicative of the amount of gas emitted from the product over a predetermined time. The apparatus may be used for testing formaldehyde emissions from wooden, wood based or fibre based products.
||WO||WO/2014/171840 - A PORTABLE BARRIER||23.10.2014||
||PCT/NZ2014/000066||MCKINLEY, Neil Bruce||MCKINLEY, Neil Bruce|
The present invention relates to a portable barrier. The portable barrier includes a plurality of resilient elongate barrier members. The barrier members are connected at alternating ends to neighbouring barrier members. Ends of neighbouring barrier members which are not connected to each other are biased towards each other by resilence of the barrier members.
||WO||WO/2014/171844 - ROOF RACK EXTENSION DEVICE||23.10.2014||
||PCT/NZ2014/000070||MCNABB, Fiona, Katherine||MCNABB, Fiona, Katherine|
This invention relates to an improved roof rack extension device, the device including two or more side rails adapted for attachment to a portion of a roof rack, two or more support arms adapted to connect at or proximate a first end of the support arm to a side rail and adapted to connect to a vehicle surface at or proximate a second end of the support arm and a cross bar portion adapted to span the two or more side rails.
||WO||WO/2014/168493 - IMPROVED VEHICLE CONSTRUCTION AND MODIFICATION METHOD||16.10.2014||
||PCT/NZ2014/000064||U DRIVE MOBILITY (NZ) LIMITED||PHILLIPS, Roger Denis|
The invention provides an improved vehicle construction in addition to a method of manufacturing such a construction. This method includes the steps of removing the original floor of an existing vehicle body and connecting a replacement floor to the sides of the vehicle body. This replacement floor extends below the location of the original floor to increase the interior volume of the body, where the replacement floor includes at least one honeycomb panel having an internal cellular core structure encased between two exterior sheets.
||WO||WO/2014/168491 - COOLANT AND CHIP SEPARATOR APPARATUS||16.10.2014||
||PCT/NZ2014/000062||EIGEN SYSTEMS LIMITED||FORLONG, Murray, Houlton|
A separator apparatus for a cutting machine which separates chips from coolant, wherein the separator includes a fluid chamber into which an airborne mixture of chips and coolant driven by an airflow enters via an entry port, said separator apparatus being adapted to: sufficiently slow the speed of the airborne mixture once inside said chamber so that the chips and coolant separate out from the airflow; retain the chips and coolant released from the airborne mixture in the fluid chamber; and allow air from the airborne mixture to exit the fluid chamber via an air outlet; wherein said fluid chamber includes a chip collector which captures the chips and enables the chips to be separated and removed from said coolant in the chamber; and wherein said fluid chamber includes a coolant outlet through which coolant, from which the chips have been removed, is able to exit.
||WO||WO/2014/168489 - FLEXIBLE MASK COUPLING||16.10.2014||
||PCT/NZ2014/000057||FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE LIMITED||SALMON, Andrew Paul Maxwell|
Mask interfaces having mask frames and mask seals are disclosed. Headgear and breathing conduits can be connected to the mask interfaces. The connection between the mask seals and the mask frames can enable movement of the mask seals relative to the mask frames. The relative movement may be at the mounting locations of the mask seals and mask frames.