WO/2017/008137 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A CONTOUR VIDEO WITH A 3D SURFACE IN A MEDICAL NAVIGATION SYSTEM||WO||19.01.2017|
||PCT/CA2015/050651||SYNAPTIVE MEDICAL (BARBADOS) INC.||SELA, Gal|
A medical navigation system for displaying a three dimensional (3D) surface video of a target is provided. The medical navigation system comprises a 3D imaging device, a camera, a display, and a controller electrically coupled to the 3D imaging device, the camera, and the display. The controller has a processor coupled to a memory. The controller is configured to perform calibration of input devices; acquire 3D depth data of the target from a signal generated by the 3D imaging device; construct a 3D surface contour of the target based on the 3D depth data; acquire a video stream of the target from a signal generated by the camera; generate a 3D surface video based on the 3D surface contour and the video stream; and display the 3D surface video on the display.
WO/2017/008138 DEVICE FOR MEASURING BIOLOGICAL SIGNALS||WO||19.01.2017|
||PCT/CA2015/051120||BODYPORT INC.||CENTEN, Corey James|
A device for measuring a biological signal, including a cardiovascular signal. The device includes a force sensor positioned to measures a biological signal as a varying force exerted on the device and/or electrical signal sensors that cooperate with each other to measure a biological signal as an electrical signal sensed from the user. The device includes a processor that receives the biological signal, determines, from the biological signal, one or more biological parameters, and generates output representative of the one or more biological parameters.
WO/2017/008139 UNDERGARMENT FOR CARRYING A BABY SKIN-TO-SKIN||WO||19.01.2017|
||PCT/CA2015/051124||BRAULT, Vivianne||BRAULT, Vivianne|
In order to increase the effectiveness and popularity of the kangaroo care method (skin-to-skin and breastfeeding with newborn baby) in developing countries, especially in order to save and protect weakened babies, the present invention relates to a straightforward, inexpensive solution for facilitating and encouraging this practice: a light, soft, comfortable, flexible garment that allows a baby to be held in a skin-to-skin manner for a long period of time, safely and leaving the hands free, thanks to a built-in, seamless seat, inter alia. As the garment can be used as an undergarment and is one-size-fits-all, it is easier for humanitarian and medical organisations to distribute, and more acceptable according to the cultural and religious criteria governing dress in most developing countries.
WO/2017/008140 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REDUCING SWITCH STRESS IN SWITCHED MODE POWER SUPPLIES||WO||19.01.2017|
||PCT/CA2016/000191||THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF
In various embodiments described in the present disclosure, various methods and systems are introduced, that may reduce and/or eliminate the voltage spikes on the power switches by avoiding operation at zero-ripple duty ratios. In a first aspect, a method for reducing voltage spikes across switches in a multi-level converter is provided, the method comprising: receiving an error value associated with a difference between a measured output voltage and a reference output voltage; determining a target duty cycle value based at least on a control feedback loop adapted to minimize the error value; if the target duty cycle value is equal or approximately equal to one or more critical duty ratio values, controlling the operation of the multi-level converter to operate the multi-level converter with an averaging sequence, the averaging sequence adapted to, on average, result in, or sufficiently approximate, the one or more critical duty ratio values, but not operate at the one or more critical duty ratio values; and generating one or more pulse-width modulated signals to control the operation of the multi-level converter based on at least one of the target duty cycle and the averaging sequence.
WO/2017/008141 LYSOSOMAL DEGRADATION OF LIPIDS AND PROTEINS AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF||WO||19.01.2017|
||PCT/CA2016/000192||UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA||AMIR ALIPOUR, Mohsen|
Methods for modulating lysosome-mediated microautophagy of a lipid or protein substrate in a cell are provided herein. In certain embodiments, said methods may comprise increasing lysosome-mediated microautophagy by treating the cell with a microautophagy-enhancing agent which increases lysosomal association-dissociation events between lysosomes and the cellular lipid or protein substrate and/or increases lysosomal degradation capacity; or decreasing lysosome-mediated microautophagy by treating the cell with a microautophagy-reducing agent which reduces lysosomal association-dissociation events between lysosomes and the cellular lipid or protein substrate and/or decreases lysosomal degradation capacity; thereby modulating lysosome-mediated microautophagy of the lipid or protein substrate.
WO/2017/008142 BIPOLAR END EFFECTOR APPARATUS FOR A SURGICAL INSTRUMENT||WO||19.01.2017|
||PCT/CA2016/000193||TITAN MEDICAL INC.||ROBERT, Rene|
An end effector apparatus for a surgical instrument is disclosed including a housing having a first jaw mounted on a revolute joint and providing a first electrical conduction path between the housing and the first jaw. A second jaw is mounted on a revolute joint within the housing and is insulated from the housing, the jaws each having a manipulating portion and a lever arm. A yoke is received within the housing and mechanically coupled to the lever arms and to a control link and is moveable in response to movements of the control link to cause opening and closing of the jaws, the yoke being electrically insulated from the housing and the first jaw. A second electrical conduction path is provided between the control link and the second jaw. The electrical conduction paths facilitate conduction of an electrocauterization current through tissue grasped between the jaws.
WO/2017/008143 MODIFIED FOAM LAYER AND WATERBASE PILLOW||WO||19.01.2017|
||PCT/CA2016/000194||IWI LTD.||BARD, Maurice|
A bed pillow with a water-bag support base advantageously includes a compressible foam layer above the water-bag base. The foam layer includes an upper portion of a memory foam and a lower density polyurethane foam therebelow. The low density polyurethane foam includes a convoluted base and vertically extending air vent channels are provided throughout at least a central portion of the pillow. With this arrangement improved air flow is provided. The air vent channels also improve localized compressibility whereby the response characteristics of the water-bag base support are maintained and not greatly dissipated.
WO/2017/008144 RE-IDENTIFICATION RISK MEASUREMENT ESTIMATION OF A DATASET||WO||19.01.2017|
||PCT/CA2016/050381||PRIVACY ANALYTICS INC.||SCAIANO, Martin|
There is provided a system and method executed by a processor for estimating re- identification risk of a single individual in a dataset. The individual, subject or patient is described by a data subject profile such as a record in the dataset. A population distribution is retrieved from a storage device, the population distribution is determined by one or more quasi-identifying fields identified in the data subject profile. An information score is then assigned to each quasi-identifying (QI) value of the one or more quasi- identifying fields associated with the data subject profile. The assigned information scores of the quasi-identifying values for the data subject profile are aggregated into an aggregated information value. An anonymity value is then calculated from the aggregated information value and a size of a population associated with the dataset. A re- identification metric for the individual from the anonymity value is then calculated.
WO/2017/008145 FLUID PUMPING SYSTEM WITH A CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION||WO||19.01.2017|
||PCT/CA2016/050665||YOUNKER, Kevin Ralph||YOUNKER, Kevin Ralph|
A technique for providing a water pumping system suitable for fighting wildfire, flood mediation, sewage transport, and the like is revealed. The system includes an internal combustion engine, a CVT with an input shaft and an output shaft, and a pump with an axial flow impeller. In one variation, multiple impeller stages are used and/or several systems are daisy-chained to provide for suitable delivery of water from its source. In another form, the system is carried by an all- terrain vehicle, side-by-side, or the like, to reach remote areas that need to move water to address a hazardous condition.
WO/2017/008146 EMISSION-BASED DETECTOR FOR CAPILLARY GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY||WO||19.01.2017|
||PCT/CA2016/050735||MÉCANIQUE ANALYTIQUE INC.||GAMACHE, Yves|
An emission-based detector for use in conjunction with capillary chromatography or other applications involving a gas sample having a small volume is provided. The detector is based on optical emission from a plasma medium. An optical cartridge or other detection and/or processing means may be provided to receive and analyse the emitted radiation and thereby obtain information on the gas to be analysed. The emission-based detector includes a gas inlet, a gas outlet and a capillary channel which is in fluid communication with the gas inlet and gas outlet. The capillary channel acts as the plasma chamber. Preferably, the capillary channel has transversal dimensions of the same order as the cross-section of typical chromatography capillary columns and defines a winding path within the detection area. A multi-cell emission-based detector and a method of analysing a gas sample using multiple detection cells are also provided.