||WO||WO/2014/107816 - IMPEDANCE-BASED MEASUREMENT DEVICE WITH A TWO-DIMENSIONAL ARRAY OF COILS||17.07.2014||
||PCT/CH2013/000008||PROCEQ SA||STIERLI, Peter|
The device for the impedance-based probing of materials described herein comprises a two-dimensional array of coils (1) and a measurement unit (4) adapted to determine, for each coil (1), a parameter indicative of its impedance. A pulse generator (3) is able to generate current pulses in each coil (1). The circuitry drives and senses the coil array through row and column lines (rp1... rpN1, cp1... cpN2, c21... csN2) in order to minimize the number of required components. The device can, in particular, be used for probing concrete.
||WO||WO/2014/107817 - DETERMINATION OF FAULT CAUSES IN A PRODUCTION PROCESS OF AN ELONGATED TEXTILE STRUCTURE||17.07.2014||
||PCT/CH2013/000226||USTER TECHNOLOGIES AG||NASIOU, Thomas|
The method is used to determine fault causes in a production process of an elongated textile structure. Measured values of a property of the structure are detected along the longitudinal direction of the structure. Values of a parameter of the structure are determined from the measured values. An event field (3) which contains a quadrant of a two-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system is provided, the abscissa (31) of which indicates an extent (l) of parameter values in the longitudinal direction and the ordinate (32) of which indicates a deviation (ΔΜ) of the parameter from a target value. Densities of events in the event field (3) are determined from the values of the parameter and the extent (l) of said values in the longitudinal direction. In the event field (3), two density lines (41, 42), which are substantially constant but follow different event densities, are calculated. The curves of the two density lines (41, 42) are compared with each other. A fault cause is inferred from a significant deviation of the curves from each other. Thus, the causes of any faults can be determined, regardless of the periodicity thereof.
||WO||WO/2014/107818 - STORAGE DEVICE FOR STORING AND/OR FOR TRANSPORTING OBJECTS FROM THE SITE OF PRODUCTION OF ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS||17.07.2014||
||PCT/CH2014/000002||TEC-SEM AG||ZAUGG, Franz|
The invention relates to a device which is intended for storing and/or for transporting objects from the site of production of electronic components outside a process facility and which has a multiplicity of mounts for storing the object and is provided with means for introducing nitrogen or some other inert gas into the device, in order for the objects to be flushed with nitrogen. In order for it to be possible, in the case of such a device, to achieve improvement in respect of avoiding contamination of the objects from the region of production of electrical components, means are proposed for the purpose of heating the nitrogen, or the inert gas, to a temperature of at least 30°C or more in the region of the objects.
||WO||WO/2014/100905 - COMPOSITE GLASS||03.07.2014||
||PCT/CH2013/000228||SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE||SCHWANKHAUS, Norbert|
The invention relates to a flame-retardant composite glass (1) comprising a plurality of glass panes (2.1-2.3) and a flame-retardant intermediate layer (3) which is arranged between two first glass panes and comprises a flame-retardant material that foams or swells up in the event of a fire, as well as an attack-resistant layer (8) consisting of transparent plastic that is solid at room temperature. The invention is characterised in that the flame-retardant composite glass has, between the first glass panes (2.1 - 2.2), an edge compound (4, 5) extending along and around the edges such that a chamber filled with said flame-retardant material is defined by the first glass panes and this edge compound, and in that between at least one of the first glass panes (2.1 - 2.2) and said flame-retardant material, a primer layer (6) is arranged which consists of a material whose adhesion to the flame-retardant intermediate layer and/or to the glass pane becomes weaker in flame-retardant test conditions than it is in room temperature conditions.
||WO||WO/2014/100906 - CATHETER OR CANNULA ARRANGEMENT WITH UNIT FOR MONITORING LENGTH OF STAY OF THE SAME IN A BODY||03.07.2014||
||PCT/CH2013/000232||BERLINGER & CO. AG||TOBESCU, Corneliu|
The catheter or cannula arrangement (1) comprises a catheter or cannula (10) and a security unit (2) for monitoring a length of stay of said catheter or cannula in a body. Therein, the security unit (2) may in particular comprise. - A signalling unit (5) for emitting a signal referred to as first signal (S1); ); - an activation detection unit (3) for detecting a first event and for producing a signal referred to as second signal (S2) indicative of said detection; - a timer unit (4) receiving said second signal (S2) from said activation detection unit (3) and for starting a time duration measurement in reaction to said receiving said second signal (S2) and for producing and transmitting to said signalling unit a third signal (S3) as soon as the measured time duration is as large as or exceed said preset time span.
||WO||WO/2014/094184 - STACKING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR STACKING METAL SHEETS||26.06.2014||
||PCT/CH2013/000205||SOUDRONIC AG||TAIANA, Peter|
The invention relates to a stacking device having a stacking magazine (2), wherein the bottom sheet in each case of a stack (1) of metal sheets is de-stacked by a suction element (5, 15). Said element is movable upwards and downwards by means of a drive (6). At the end of the upward movement the bottom sheet (4) in each case of the stack (1) is grasped by suction and removed from the stack. A second suction element (5', 15') is provided which is movable upwards and downwards by means of a drive (6') and by which at the end of the upward movement the bottom sheet (4) of the stack (1) can be grasped. The second suction element is driven ahead of the first suction element, such that the bottom sheet (4) in each case of the stack (1) can be withdrawn from the stack first by the second suction element (5') and then by the first suction element (5). As a result, the stacking of thin sheets having a thickness of only 0.12 mm and a square shape is possible without disruption. The stack is held magnetically in the stacking magazine, which simplifies the stacking.
||WO||WO/2014/094183 - FIRE RESISTANT CONCRETE||26.06.2014||
||PCT/CH2012/000281||EMPA EIDGENÖSSISCHE MATERIALPRÜFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT||LURA, Pietro|
The present invention relates to improved concrete elements, particularly to high-performance self-compacting concrete (HP-SCC); to cementitious compositions suitable for producing such concrete elements; to methods of manufacturing such concrete elements and such cementitious compositions; to the use of specific additives in concrete elements and cementitious mixtures. The inventive compositions comprise an effective amount of polymer fibres and of hydrogels. The inventive concrete elements show improved fire resistance, particularly towards explosive spalling.
||WO||WO/2014/094185 - RING AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING THE SAME||26.06.2014||
||PCT/CH2013/000206||FURRER-JACOT AG||RUPPLI, Lucas|
The ring (1) comprises a sleeve-like or annular substrate (2) made of a precious metal or of a precious-metal alloy with a relative density. The sleeve-like or annular substrate (2) has an inner surface (3), which is intended to come into contact with the finger, an outer surface (4), two side surfaces (5, 6) and a central cavity (7), for accommodating the finger. A bundle (8) of fibres (9) is wound up in a number of coils at least over part of the outer surface (4), wherein the fibres (8) are connected to one another by means of a transparent plastic adhesive with relative density ρ2 < ρi, and the fibres (8) have a relative density ρ3 < ρ1.
||WO||WO/2014/094189 - APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR PASTEURIZATION OF HUMAN MILK||26.06.2014||
||PCT/CH2013/000224||CARAG AG||CHRISTEN, Lukas|
The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for the inactivation of a biological contaminant in a human milk product by exposing the milk product to UV by imparting a vortical flow to the milk product. The exposure inactivates or reduces the amount of a contaminant in the milk product; and the activity of a bioactive component present in the milk product is not substantially reduced. The contaminant may be selected from a group comprising E. coli, Staphylococcus spp. Streptococcus spp., Bacillus spp., Enterococcus spp. and Enterobacter spp., Cytomegalovirus, Human immunodeficiency virus or Human T- lymphotrophic virus. The bioactive component may be a carbohydrate, lipid, protein, fatty acid, enzyme, antibody, growth factor, cytokine, chemokine, hormone, antimicrobial compound or metabolite
||WO||WO/2014/094187 - BREAST SHIELD UNIT HAVING MEDIA SEPARATION||26.06.2014||
||PCT/CH2013/000220||MEDELA HOLDING AG||FURRER, Etienne|
The invention relates to a breast shield unit for use together with a breast pump for expressing human breast milk, comprising a breast shield (2) for receiving a mother's breast (B) and a media separating device (7, 9) for exerting a vacuum in the interior of the breast shield (2). Said breast shield (2) has a receiving area (33) for receiving a nipple of the mother's breast (B). The media separating device (7, 9) has a media separating diaphragm (9) which can be moved to and fro between two positions for the purpose of transmitting the vacuum. The media separating diaphragm (9) is located in the receiving area (33), at least in one of the two aforementioned positions. The breast shield unit according to the invention can be produced extremely compactly, despite integrated media separation, and minimizes the dead volume.