||WO||WO/2015/012703 - REPRODUCTIVE STATUS INDICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD||29.01.2015||
||PCT/NZ2014/000152||DINGER, Bartel Christiaan||DINGER, Bartel Christiaan|
The invention relates to a reproductive status indication system that comprises an electronic sensing device placed on a bovine, wherein the device is adapted to detect the bovine's reproductive activity and produce reproductive activity data based on that activity. The reproductive status indication system also comprises a data processing system, which analyses the data according to a preselected reproductive activity threshold and time threshold to make a determination as to whether or not the bovine is likely pregnant, following a breeding event, and to cause the reproductive status indication system to provide a visual indication of whether or not the bovine is pregnant, based on that determination.
||WO||WO/2015/009164 - AN ARTICLE CARRIER APPARATUS||22.01.2015||
||PCT/NZ2013/000129||COMPAC TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED||COOK, Lee Adrian|
The present subject matter relates to article carriers for use in grading apparatus and in particular, but not exclusively, for use in grading fruit. The present subject matter provides an article carrying apparatus (100) comprising a plurality of carrier lanes (120i=1-x) each for receiving and conveying a number of articles (160); one or more diverters (130k=1-z) arranged to control the distribution of received articles into the lanes; a sensor (140, 240) arranged to determine a capacity use parameter (Ci) for each lane; and a controller (150) arranged to control the position of each diverter dependent on the determined capacity use parameters.
||WO||WO/2015/009166 - WINDOW STAY AND WINDOW STAY COMPONENTS||22.01.2015||
||PCT/NZ2014/000144||ASSA ABLOY NEW ZEALAND LIMITED||MCGREGOR, Duncan Duff|
A window stay includes a riveted friction pivot joint between a first element and a second element. A rivet passes through apertures in the first and second elements. A first washer is positioned between the inner side of the first element and the inner side of the second element. A second washer is positioned between the rivet head and the outer side of the second element. The first washer may reside at least partly within a recess formed in the first element. The second washer may reside at least partly within a concave region formed in the underside of the rivet head. The aperture in the second element may form a cylindrical surface that bears against the rivet shaft without the use of a washer between the cylindrical surface and the rivet shaft.
||WO||WO/2015/009168 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TESTING MAGNETO-OPTICAL HARD DISKS||22.01.2015||
||PCT/NZ2014/000146||HTS-110 LIMITED||FEE, Michael, Graeme|
A magnetic testing apparatus includes a magnet assembly with a sample path extending through the magnet assembly. The magnetic field produced by the magnet assembly defines a known, varying magnetic field profile along the sample path. A sample is moved along sample path such that the sample portion is subjected to a predetermined magnetic field ramp or magnetic field profile during a measurement period. A measurement arrangement is also provided to measure one or more properties of the sample during the measurement period, in order to test sample properties at a plurality of different magnetic fields. The apparatus may be particularly suited to magneto-optical measurements, including Magneto-Optical Kerr Effect measurements. The apparatus may be used for testing of hard disk platters.
||WO||WO/2015/009167 - METHODS AND SYSTEMS RELATING TO MILKING SHEDS||22.01.2015||
||PCT/NZ2014/000145||RADIAN TECHNOLOGY 2012 LIMITED||FORREST, Campbell Ernest|
Systems and methods for determining the positions of animals and/or equipment in a farm setting. Individual animals may be associated with milking clusters or other equipment. Animal position may be determined using animal ID tags. Equipment position may be determined using one or more markers arranged on or near the equipment.
||WO||WO/2015/009169 - AN ACCESSORY FOR A FIREARM||22.01.2015||
||PCT/NZ2014/000147||HAWKINS, Robert Craig||HAWKINS, Robert Craig|
An accessory for a firearm, such as a rifle, which has a stock, wherein the stock includes a fore end. The accessory includes a fore grip; and a mounting assembly attached to an end of the fore grip, the mounting assembly including a base having two protrusions, wherein the protrusions extend outwards from the base to define a cradle there between for the fore end of the stock, and wherein the protrusions include apertures complementary to a band of a bridging member. The fore grip may make it easier to carry the firearm and can include compartments for storage of accessories such as a bipod and the like.
||WO||WO/2015/009173 - TRAMPOLINE||22.01.2015||
||PCT/NZ2014/000151||HILL, Ralph Douglas||HILL, Ralph Douglas|
A trampoline comprising a flexible rebounding mat, a frame located beneath the mat, a plurality of spring elements connecting between the frame and the mat that hold the mat in tension above the frame, and a protective padding arrangement for at least partially covering the plurality of spring elements. The padding arrangement which comprises one or more pads is configured to prevent a trampoline user from sustaining injuries caused by accidentally stepping or jumping onto the spring elements.
||WO||WO/2015/009170 - IMPROVEMENTS IN, OR RELATING TO, PLANT MAINTENANCE||22.01.2015||
||PCT/NZ2014/000148||PLANT DETECTION SYSTEMS LIMITED||LYSAGHT, Andrew, John|
The invention disclosed is a plant maintenance apparatus to move along a plant or line of plants. The apparatus has a support frame to connect to a prime mover to move the apparatus. A sensing member is mounted from the frame, to contact and be deflected by the plant as the apparatus is moved. A sensor to senses the deflection and if the deflection is above a threshold it issues a signal to an actuator. There is a near ground member, mounted from and moving with the frame. The near ground member acted on by the actuator, so that when the threshold is met the near ground member moves to a first position away from the plant when immediately adjacent thereto, and then moves to a second position once past said plant. The result is the near ground member can treat a ground or soil or otherwise at or near a plant at least when in the second position, including disturbing any non-desired plants on the ground, whilst moving away from and not disturbing the plant which is sensed and above the threshold when in the first position.
||WO||WO/2015/009171 - A VESSEL CLOSURE||22.01.2015||
||PCT/NZ2014/000149||SJI LIMITED||SHARP, Jeffrey John|
A closure for a vessel is provided, including a storage chamber to be sealed by a frangible membrane. A cutting apparatus is positioned within the storage chamber and movable by an actuator to break the membrane. The cutting apparatus includes a cutter having a cutting edge facing the membrane, the greatest distance between two points on the cutting edge being at least substantially 50% of the width of the storage chamber at the junction between the storage chamber and the membrane. Connectors extend from the cutter to the actuator, the length of the cutter being less than or equal to the sum of the width of spaces between the connectors and width of the connectors from their junction with the actuator. The connectors taper outwardly towards the cutter, with the angle between each connector and a central axis of the cutting apparatus being within the range of 3 degrees to 15 degrees.
||WO||WO/2015/009172 - PATIENT INTERFACE AND ASPECTS THEREOF||22.01.2015||
||PCT/NZ2014/000150||FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE LIMITED||NICOLSON, Charles|
A ballooning patient interface has a frame that supports a sealing member. The frame and/or the sealing member is secured to the head of a user with headgear, such as a strap. Various features of the sealing member improve comfort for the user in the nares of the users as well as on facial surfaces in contact with the sealing member.