||WO||WO/2014/153571 - KEY SAFE||25.09.2014||
||PCT/ZA2014/000007||BUCHNER, Gideon Gerhardus||BUCHNER, Gideon Gerhardus|
A key safe (10) includes a main container (14) defining an access port (20), an antechamber (16) and a primary hook (22) located within the antechamber (16). The antechamber (16) is movable between a first position in which a user is permitted access thereto and to the primary hook (22) from outside the main container (14) via the access port (20), and a second position in which the user is not permitted access to either the antechamber (16) or the primary hook (22) from outside the main container (14). The key safe (10) further includes a plurality of secondary hooks (26) located within the main container (14), which secondary hooks (26) are not directly accessible to a user. In use, transport means (18) transport keys between the primary hook (22) and a secondary hook (26) when the antechamber (16) is in the second position.
||WO||WO/2014/153573 - COOKING DEVICE||25.09.2014||
||PCT/ZA2014/000010||MALOPE-MATSHIKA, Maphefo Coronation||MALOPE-MATSHIKA, Maphefo Coronation|
Cooking device (10) for cooking coiled foodstuff (1 8), includes: (i) a first cooking plate (12); (ii) a second cooking plate (14); and (iii) a hinge (16) that guides the cooking plates between a closed position in which the cooking plates are substantially in overlapping configuration relative to each other and an open position in which the cooking plates diverge, in use, to permit a user access to foodstuff (18) located between the cooking plates, characterized in that each cooking plate defines a spiral groove (20) such that, when the cooking plates are in the closed position, the spiral groove (20) defined by the first cooking plate (12) is aligned with the spiral groove (20) defined by the second cooking plate (14).
||WO||WO/2014/153572 - ACCESSORY FOR A SYRINGE||25.09.2014||
||PCT/ZA2014/000008||ARMSTRONG, Sean Terrence||ARMSTRONG, Sean Terrence|
An accessory (10) for a syringe (12) includes: a body (14) sized and shaped in use to locate over finger flanges (22) on a syringe; and means, in use, to secure the body to the finger flanges (22). The body defines a bore extending there through. A plunger rod (16) including a first array of notches and/or protuberances (44) along at least a portion of its length is received within the bore defined by the body. Located within the bore defined by the body is an insert (18) that defines a bore through which the plunger rod, in use, extends. The insert (18) also includes a first finger (48) extending into the bore defined by the insert for, in use, engaging the first array of notches and/or protuberances (44) on the plunger rod (16).
||WO||WO/2014/146148 - AIRCRAFT||18.09.2014||
||PCT/ZA2014/000003||SMIT, Neill||SMIT, Neill|
This invention relates to an aircraft. More specifically, the invention relates to vertical take-off and landing aircraft having a plurality of wings (18) orbital in a substantially vertical operative plane. The aircraft includes an airframe (12), a primary closed loop guide(20A, 20B), a secondary closed loop guide(22A, 22B), a plurality of wings (18) movable along the guides and a means for displacing leading and trailing edges of the wings thereby to vary the pitch of the wings such that the aircraft can be controlled.
||WO||WO/2014/134636 - COLLAPSIBLE WHEEL||04.09.2014||
||PCT/ZA2014/000004||SEQUEIRA, Jose||SEQUEIRA, Jose|
The invention provides a collapsible wheel (10) and wheel (10) arrangement for vehicles to allow a vehicle's wheel (10) to collapse under certain circumstances to help prevent the vehicle from rolling over. The arrangement includes a wheel (10), an attachment means (2) arranged on the wheel (10) for attaching the wheel (10) to a vehicle, and collapsing means (1 ) for collapsing the wheel (10) when the vehicle enters a lateral slide.
||WO||WO/2014/134637 - INTELLIGENT LIGHTING APPARATUS||04.09.2014||
||PCT/ZA2014/000006||AZOTEQ (PTY) LTD||BRUWER, Frederick Johannes|
A light bulb which includes LED's and an integrated circuit controller which, in response to commands and data, operates the LED's within their respective ratings, wherein the commands and data are input by modulating a power line, by proximity or touch events, or by sensing patterns on a display.
||WO||WO/2014/121307 - SYRINGE||07.08.2014||
||PCT/ZA2014/000002||ARMSTRONG, Sean Terrence||ARMSTRONG, Sean Terrence|
A syringe includes a monolithic barrel (12) being divided into two bore portions, a first bore portion (22) extending from the needle adapter partially towards the second axial end and a second bore portion (24) extending from the first bore portion to the second axial end, wherein the first bore portion is circular in cross section and the second bore portion has a cross sectional shape that at least partially extends beyond the radius of the first bore portion. The syringe includes a plunger (14) sized to fit within and move along the longitudinal axis of the first bore portion. A plunger rod (16) extends along the longitudinal axis of the monolithic barrel, the plunger rod including a first array of notches and/or protuberances (30) along at least a portion of its length. The syringe includes an insert (18) sized to fit wholly within the second bore portion, the insert defining a bore through which the plunger rod extends and including a first finger (36) extending into the bore defined by the insert for, in use, engaging the first array of notches and/or protuberances on the plunger rod.
||WO||WO/2014/117186 - A SORTING APPARATUS||31.07.2014||
||PCT/ZA2013/000069||LOMBARD, Pierre||LOMBARD, Pierre|
This invention relates to a sorting apparatus (10). More specifically, the invention relates to a high throughput sorting apparatus (10), particularly suited for diamond sorting. The sorting apparatus (10) includes a dispenser (12) for dispensing a material, a diffuser (14), at least one sensor ( 16) and at least one deflector (18). The diffuser (14) in use comprises a receiving region ( 14A) for receiving material from the dispenser (12), a downwardly sloping surface (1413) radiating from and about the receiving region (14A) for diffusing material as it travels along the diffuser (14) and a continuous rim (14C) over which the material is discharged from the diffuser (14). In use, where the sensor (16) senses that a property of the material discharged from the diffuser (14) matches a predefined property, the deflector (18) is triggered to deflect the material into a collection bin.
||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.