||WO||WO/2014/183183 - NON-SELECTIVE, PRE-EMERGENCE HERBICIDE||20.11.2014||
||PCT/CA2013/000470||MACALPINE, Jessie Leanne Preston||MACALPINE, Jessie Leanne Preston|
The present invention relates to a pre-emergent and non-selective herbicidal composition comprising an isothiocyanate and caffeine and to methods of controlling unwanted vegetation. The isothiocyanate can be obtained from an aqueous extract of garlic mustard roots and the caffeine can be obtained from an aqueous extract of used coffee grounds. Isothiocyanate and caffeine can also be provided in substantially pure form.
||WO||WO/2014/183184 - COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING CARDIOMETABOLIC DISEASES AND DISORDERS||20.11.2014||
||PCT/CA2013/000472||UNIVERSITY OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND||SALEH, Tarek|
Described herein are combinations useful for treating or preventing a cardiometabolic disease or disorder, or which can be used for appetite suppression, for improvement of endothelial function, for controlling weight, or a combination of one or more thereof. The combinations comprise Berberine, alpha lipoic acid (LA), and apocynin, or an isomer, derivative, pharmaceutically acceptable salt or ester of one or more thereof. Methods of treatment using the combinations, as well as compositions and related medical uses are also described.
||WO||WO/2014/183185 - SELF CONTAINED VENDING MACHINE EMPLOYING EXPENDABLE REFRIGERANT AND GEOTHERMAL-BASED HEAT EXTRACTION||20.11.2014||
||PCT/CA2013/000477||PACIFIC SURF PARTNERS CORP.||RUBIN, Leonid|
Methods and apparatus for providing a self-contained vending machine employing an expendable refrigerant and geothermal based heat extraction are described. A first cooling chamber is cooled by a geothermal-based heat extraction system and provides a cool environment for storage of beverage liquid and a source of liquid CO2. Liquid CO2 is converted into gas form and is used to cool a second cooling chamber located inside the first cooling chamber. Beverage liquid is dispensed to a pre-dispensing container inside the second cooling chamber before being transferred to a portable container for consumption. Inert pressurized gas or the liquid CO2 may be used to propel the beverage liquid through a heat exchanger in the second cooling chamber prior to the beverage liquid entering the pre-dispensing container. Methods and apparatus for dispensing a frozen consumable product employing a similar first cooling chamber and a similar geothermal-based heat extraction method include a second cooling chamber kept at a temperature below the freezing point of flavoring liquid by admission of liquid CO2 into the second cooling chamber. The liquid CO2 is also used to eject a container containing the frozen consumable product when the flavoring liquid has been frozen to a desired temperature.
||WO||WO/2014/183187 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DOWNHOLE WELLBORE PLACEMENT||20.11.2014||
||PCT/CA2013/050374||EVOLUTION ENGINEERING INC.||LOGAN, Aaron W.|
A method of drilling multiple wellbores in close proximity to one another involves providing a primary wellbore; equipped with a fiber Bragg grating sensor (FBG) line. The FBG sensor line extends along at least a portion of the primary wellbore. The method drills at least one secondary wellbore using a directional drill. Data from the FBG sensor line is processed to determine locations of acoustic sources corresponding to the directional drill relative to the FBG sensor line. Locations of the acoustic sources are used to compare a trajectory of the secondary wellbore to a desired trajectory. Corrections to the trajectory may be made as the secondary wellbore is drilled. The methods may be applied, for example, to drilling formations of wellbores for SAGD applications. Associated apparatus and computer program products are also described.
||WO||WO/2014/183182 - A SYSTEM FOR VARIABLE-RATIO BLENDING OF MULTIPLE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS FOR DELIVERY VIA A PORTED OPENER||20.11.2014||
||PCT/CA2013/000466||CLEAN SEED AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGIES LTD.||ROSENGREN, Colin, Mark|
A system to meter multiple agricultural products according to an independently prescribed rate for each in a variable-ratio blend of the agricultural products from a single opener in a plurality of such systems and openers across an applicator such as a drill. Bulk storage compartments associated with the applicator deliver multiple agricultural products to metering assemblies mounted in clusters or pods across the applicator. The agricultural products are fed from the metering assemblies, via a flow re-director, into a manifold, and then into a corresonding single opener having conduits to transport the agricultural product into the soil. Controllers independently regulate metering by the metering assemblies. The flow re-director and manifold provide blending of combinations of the agricultural products for each opener according to a field prescription.
||WO||WO/2014/183188 - MODULAR JOIST BRACE BRACKET||20.11.2014||
||PCT/CA2013/050601||GLOBAL UTILITY PATENT CORP.||SIDHU, Geoffrey Rajay|
An apparatus for supporting brace members between a plurality of adjacent parallel spaced apart joists wherein each of the joists extends between top and bottom edges comprises a joist engaging cup adapted to receive one of the top or bottom edge of the joist therein and a brace supporting platform angularly extending from each side of the cup in a direction towards the other of the top or bottom edge of the joist. A plurality of brace members may be sized to be received on the brace supporting platforms and extend diagonally between a top and bottom edges of adjacent joists.
||WO||WO/2014/183189 - EXPANDABLE HOLDING TANK||20.11.2014||
||PCT/CA2013/050954||WHITTAKER, Gregory||WHITTAKER, Gregory|
An expandable holding tank includes a base supporting a first sidewall to define a liquid retaining enclosure. A second sidewall travels up and down one of an exterior face or an interior face of the first sidewall from a stored position to an operative position. In the stored position, the second sidewall is nested with the first sidewall to position a lower edge of the second sidewall adjacent to the base. In the operative position, the second sidewall is telescopically extended relative to the first sidewall to place the lower edge of the second sidewall at a distance from the base and an upper edge of the second sidewall extending above an upper edge of the first sidewall.
||WO||WO/2014/183190 - LOOPWORK ROPE FOR MUSSEL CULTURE||20.11.2014||
||PCT/CA2014/000129||FRÉCHETTE, Marcel||FRÉCHETTE, Marcel|
The mussel culture rope is made of interlooped hitches providing hollows, crevices and cavities for sheltering young mussels against predators and for providing extended attachment surface to retain growing mussels. The loopwork is a recyclable type loopworks having a fixed knot at a starting end thereof and a releasable knot and a loopwork release segment at a terminal end thereof. The loopwork is recycled into a plain rope during harvest and braided again for a subsequent culture cycle.
||WO||WO/2014/183191 - OVERHEAD RAIL SYSTEM HAVING CHARIOTS MOVING LONGITUDINALLY ALONG THE RAIL SYSTEM||20.11.2014||
||PCT/CA2014/000326||MINRAIL INC.||BEAUVAIS, Marc R.|
The present disclosure relates to an overhead rail system having a pair of parallel rails, mountable to an overhead structure, and a rack line fixedly mounted underneath each rail. A pair of chariots is mounted on the pair of parallel rails. Each chariot has upper and lower bearings rollably connecting the chariot to a respective one of the pair of parallel rails. The bearings allow longitudinal movement of the chariot along a length of the parallel rails while limiting movement of the chariot in other directions. Each chariot has a pinion configured to engage respective rack lines. A drive system is operatively connected to the pinion of at least one of the chariots.
||WO||WO/2014/183209 - A METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRIMMING PLANT MATERIAL||20.11.2014||
||PCT/CA2014/050361||KEIRTON MANUFACTURING LTD.||EVANS, Jay|
A method and apparatus for trimming plant material. The method includes providing a vacuum device and a plant material trimming device adjacent the vacuum device in substantial vertical alignment with the vacuum device. The plant material trimming device may have a discharge port in communication with an intake port of the vacuum device. The method also includes operating the plant material trimming device to trim plant material and operating the vacuum device to draw trimmed plant material from the plant material trimming device through the discharge port and the intake port into the vacuum device.