WO/2016/131105 A LATCH ASSEMBLY FOR A SLIDING DOOR||WO||25.08.2016|
||PCT/AU2016/050110||ASSA ABLOY AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED||LIN, Matthew|
A latch assembly (1) and a latch set (1, 2, 3, 4) for use with a sliding door frame (6). The latch assembly (1) includes a housing (48, 49), and a bolt (17) pivotable relative to the housing (48, 49) on rotation of either one of a pair of actuator hubs (51, 52). The latch assembly (1) also includes a pair of locking hubs (55, 54) which are also rotatable to adjust the lock mechanism between an active condition and an inactive condition.
WO/2016/131098 SULFONYLUREAS AND RELATED COMPOUNDS AND USE OF SAME||WO||25.08.2016|
||PCT/AU2016/050103||THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND||O'NEILL, Luke|
ABSTRACT The present invention provides for certain sulfonyl ureas and related compounds which have advantageous properties and show useful activity in the inhibition of activation of the NLRP3 inflammasome. Such compounds are useful in the treatment of a wide range of disorders in which the inflammation process, or more specifically the NLRP3 inflammasome, have been implicated as being a key factor.
WO/2016/131095 STEP-CLIMBING ATTACHMENT FOR A WHEELED CHAIR||WO||25.08.2016|
||PCT/AU2016/050100||MOBILITY 2000 (AUSTRALIA) LIMITED||BEHRENS, Michael|
A step-climbing attachment for a wheeled chair, the attachment comprising a first wheel having at least a hub and a rim spaced from the hub, the hub and rim defining an inner region, a second wheel having a different diameter than the first wheel, and the second wheel being rotatably mounted to an extending arm, the extending arm being movable relative to the first wheel between a first position and at least one second position by a controllable mechanism, wherein the controllable mechanism is housed at least partially within the inner region of the first wheel, wherein the second wheel is driven by rotation of the first wheel.
WO/2016/131099 GENERATING A SIGNED ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT||WO||25.08.2016|
||PCT/AU2016/050104||FUJI XEROX AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED||MATTHEW, Coad|
A computer-implemented method (200) for generating a signed electronic document, the method comprising: identifying (210) one or more predetermined features in document content data, wherein the document content data forms at least part of an electronic document to be signed; selecting (210), based on the one or more identified features, one or more routines from a plurality of routines, where at least one of the one or more routines defines supplementary information associated with one or more predetermined features; performing (230) the selected one or more routines to provide at a user interface a representation of the supplementary information, where the representation of the supplementary information is in addition to a representation of the electronic document at the user interface; receiving (240) a signature of a user at the user interface; and generating (250) the signed electronic document by associating the electronic document with the signature.
WO/2016/131103 A FLUID VESSEL EVACUATION COUPLING||WO||25.08.2016|
||PCT/AU2016/050108||WALNAB PTY LTD||PEATTIE, Adam|
The present invention relates broadly to an evacuation coupling (10) for connection to a fluid vessel for evacuation of fluid from the vessel. The evacuation coupling (10) comprises a coupling body (14) including an elongate fluid passageway (18) having a fluid inlet (20) and a fluid outlet (22) at its respective opposite ends. The evacuation coupling (10) also comprises an isolation valve (24) mounted within the fluid passageway (18) and designed to control the flow of fluid. The evacuation coupling further comprises a valve actuator (26) operatively coupled to the isolation valve (24) to effect its opening and closure. The evacuation coupling (10) additionally comprises coupling means in the form of a ball locking mechanism (28) designed to releasably couple with the vessel via the receiver (12). The evacuation coupling (10) also comprises a coupling actuator (30) mounted to the coupling body (14) and arranged to co-operate with: 1. the ball lock mechanism (28) to permit its coupling and uncoupling from the fluid vessel; 2. the valve actuator (26) to either i) restrict movement of the coupling actuator (30) with the isolation valve (24) opened and the ball lock mechanism (28) coupled to the vessel to prevent uncoupling of the evacuation coupling (10) from the vessel, or ii) permit coupling of the evacuation coupling (10) to the vessel with the isolation valve closed.
||PCT/AU2016/050116||COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, AS REPRESENTED BY DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY GROUP OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE||KHACHAN, Joseph|
A thruster comprising: a chamber to contain a fluid; a plurality of nozzles to exhaust neutral particles derived from the fluid in the chamber, wherein each nozzle has a converging section and the converging section includes a first electrode; a second electrode located distal to the first electrode to provide a voltage differential between the first and second electrodes sufficient to create plasma ions from the fluid and the voltage differential accelerates the plasma ions on a flow path through the converging section, and wherein at least one or more of the accelerated plasma ions are neutralised to form the neutral particles by charge exchange with other neutral particles, or by recombination with electrons, on the flow path.
WO/2016/131110 FIREFIGHTER TRAINING UNIT||WO||25.08.2016|
||PCT/AU2016/050115||DEAKIN UNIVERSITY||MULLINS, James|
A firefighter training unit for simulating use of a fire extinguishing system, the unit including: a reel; a user-manipulable nozzle; a hose having opposite ends attached respectively to the reel and the nozzle and being partially wound around the reel, wherein rotation of the reel in a first rotational direction allows the hose to be unwound from the reel; a motor configured to drive the reel in a second rotational direction which causes the hose to be wound onto the reel; one or more devices for providing one or more output signals corresponding to one or more simulated operating conditions of the fire extinguishing system; and a controller configured to drive the motor in response to the one or more output signals so as to apply torque to the reel in the second rotational direction to simulate forces applied to the hose during operation of the fire extinguishing system.
WO/2016/131075 GLARE REDUCTION||WO||25.08.2016|
||PCT/AU2015/000769||SEEING MACHINES LIMITED||GRUBB, Grant|
A system and method are provided for actively illuminating and capturing images of an object, such as a driver of a vehicle to reduce glare. The system includes a video imaging camera orientated to generate images of the subject object (e.g., eye(s)) in successive video frames. The system also includes first and second light sources operable to illuminate the object one at a time. The system further includes a processor for processing the image by performing a functional operation to reduce glare in the image. The system may remove glare caused by the illuminators and by external energy sources.
WO/2016/131090 SOLIDS INJECTION LANCE AND CONVEYING SYSTEM MAINTENANCE WITHOUT SLAG DRAIN||WO||25.08.2016|
||PCT/AU2016/050078||TECHNOLOGICAL RESOURCES PTY. LIMITED||DRY, Rodney James|
A method of maintaining solids injection laces and solids supply lines is disclosed. In particular, the method involves of accessing a solids injection lance and a linked solids supply line for maintenance, where the solids injection lance extends into a metallurgical vessel. The vessel includes (i) the solids injection lance, (ii) a molten bath of metal and slag, such that an outlet end of the lance is submerged in the slag under quiescent conditions, (iii) a gas space above the molten bath pressurized to above atmospheric pressure and (iv) the supply line for conveying solid feed material in a carrier gas to an inlet end of the solids injection lance. The method includes (a) closing an outlet end of the solids injection lance so as to prevent molten slag entering the outlet end when the gas pressure in the supply line and the solids injection lance upstream of the outlet end is reduced to a pressure below the pressure in the vessel and (b) accessing the solids injection lance and/or the supply line for maintenance by removing a section of the supply line.
WO/2016/131097 LANCE UNBLOCKING METHOD AND APPARATUS||WO||25.08.2016|
||PCT/AU2016/050102||TECHNOLOGICAL RESOURCES PTY. LIMITED||HAYTON, Mark|
A method of removing a blockage in a solids injection lance under normal operating conditions of a direct smelting vessel is disclosed. The direct smelting vessel contains a bath of molten metal and slag and the solids injection lance extends into the direct smelting vessel and has an outlet end that is submerged in the molten slag. The solids injection lance further has a single inlet coupled to a section of supply line that conveys gas and solid feed material to the solids injection lance. The method comprises (a) advancing a blockage-removing tool through the supply line section and through the solids injection lance to an upstream side of the blockage, (b) operating the tool under elevated gas pressure conditions to remove the blockage such that solid feed material and gas are able to flow through the solids injection lance. The method further comprises (c) retracting the tool from the solids injection lance and the supply line section. Also disclosed is an apparatus for removing a blockage in a solids injection lance extending into a direct smelting vessel.