WO/2015/127528 CHROMOGENIC ABSORBENT MATERIAL FOR ANIMAL LITTER||WO||03.09.2015|
||PCT/CA2014/050140||7905122 CANADA INC.||JOLLEZ, Paul|
A chromogenic absorbent material for an animal litter includes an oxidizing agent responsive to peroxidatic/pseudoperoxidatic activity in an animal excretion or a first catalytic compound generating the oxidizing agent in situ. The material also includes a chromogenic indicator being chromogenically responsive to the oxidizing activity of the oxidizing agent, and an absorptive material which is porous, for absorbing the animal excretion. The absorptive material includes a water-absorbing polysaccharide providing absorptive properties to the chromogenic absorbent material; and may also include a second polysaccharide and a superabsorbent polymer. The material may be obtained in the form of particles having a low density and a high porosity, and is usable in conjunction with an animal litter for detecting various diseases in animals.
WO/2015/127529 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES||WO||03.09.2015|
||PCT/CA2014/050141||KASHLAKOV, Roman||KASHLAKOV, Roman|
Features and methods are provided to improve an electronic device. Magnets are used to draw in and eject a card tray, which houses a data card, from the electronic device. Touch interface sensors are positioned on the sides of the electronic device to detect when the user is holding the electronic device. One or multiple universal connectors can be connected to the electronic device, and the electronic device is configured to determine the orientation of the universal connector and the type of configuration of the universal connector. An internal protective structure of the electronic device includes bars that form a cage. The center of gravity of the electronic device is positioned to one part of the device, which coincides with reinforced structure. A piezoelectric structure within the device is used to generate power, and to generate vibrations. A device holder and wireless charger are provided.
WO/2015/127531 PURIFICATION PROCESS FOR PARTLY-HYDROLYZED CELLULOSE||WO||03.09.2015|
||PCT/CA2014/050156||NORAM ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTORS LTD.||LOCKHART, James M.|
A method of recovering purified partly-hydrolyzed cellulose particles from a composition comprising agglomerated partly-hydrolyzed cellulose particles and an acid, using electrodialysis. The invention addresses the problem of reducing the acid to very low levels while avoiding the high capital and operating costs, high water usage and large filtration surface area or dilution time requirements of the prior art processes. Following dilution, concentration by centrifuging or settling, and/or dialysis of the composition, the composition is treated in an electrodialysis cell to remove ions, such as free sulfate from sulfuric acid. The method may include having an anion exchange resin in the feed compartment of the electrodialysis cell, adding a base to the receiving solution in the electrodialysis cell, and a second step of electrodialysis of the purified partly-hydrolyzed cellulose particles.
WO/2015/127527 CO-EXPRESSION OF MAGNETOTACTIC BACTERIAL GENES AND GENES ENCODING IRON HANDLING PROTEINS IN CELLS||WO||03.09.2015|
||PCT/CA2014/000555||LAWSON HEALTH RESEARCH INSTITUTE||GOLDHAWK, Donna E.|
The invention provides an improved modified magnetosome that contains more iron therein with the combination of the expressed genes. This is achieved by co-expression of (a) one or more bacterial magnetotactic genes to amplify iron uptake, compartmentalization and biomineralization in cells, with (b) one or more mammalian iron handling proteins that together augment(s) and/or regulate the cells iron pool. As a result, mammalian cells or bacterial cells that are transfected or transformed, respectively, can be more effectively tracked using various imaging technologies.
WO/2015/127550 LED LIGHTING FIXTURE WITH A LIGHT EMITTING WAVEGUIDE RESEMBLING A LAMP SHADE||WO||03.09.2015|
||PCT/CA2015/050044||KENNEDY, Matthew||KENNEDY, Matthew|
The invention is the design of a lighting waveguide and its assembly in an LED lighting fixture. LED waveguide technology offers a novel approach to the design of a lighting fixture that still retains a typical appearance of a lamp shade and lighting fixture. The invention is a nominally transparent plastic or glass waveguide fashioned in the shape of a lamp shade with a slot at one side that defines a gap between two edges or ends of the side of the waveguide, and possess perturbations on the surface of the waveguide to facilitate the extraction of light to provide usable light from the lighting fixture. An LED PCB board with side-mounted LEDs is mounted to the lighting fixture between the slot in the waveguide such that the light emitting surfaces of the LEDs are proximal to and face towards the edges of the waveguide, Illuminating the waveguide and providing light from the light fixture by means of the perturbations that provide a light extracting means.
WO/2015/127559 ABHD6 ANTAGONISTS FOR PROMOTING BROWNING OF WHITE ADIPOSE TISSUE AND BROWN ADIPOSE TISSUE FUNCTIONALITY||WO||03.09.2015|
||PCT/CA2015/050147||VAL-CHUM, LIMITED PARTNERSHIP||MADIRAJU, S.R. Murthy|
The present disclosure relates to compounds of formula I : compositions containing same and methods for treating or preventing a condition associated with brown adipose tissue dysfunction in a subject and/or for converting white adipose tissue into beige/brite adipose tissue.
WO/2015/127565 HIGH INDEX ELEMENT-BASED SPOT-SIZE CONVERTER FOR OPTICAL MODE CONVERSION AND EVANESCENT COUPLING BETWEEN TWO WAVEGUIDES||WO||03.09.2015|
||PCT/CA2015/050153||TERAXION INC.||PAINCHAUD, Yves|
A spot-size converter for coupling light between first and second waveguides respectively supporting first and second propagation modes having substantially different dimensions is provided. The spot-size converter includes a lower and an upper waveguiding structure each characterized by an effective refractive index. The lower waveguiding structure is coupled to the first waveguide to receive light therefrom or transmit light thereto in the first propagation mode. The upper waveguiding structure is coupled to the second waveguide to transmit light thereto or receive light therefrom in the second propagation mode. The upper waveguiding structure includes a plurality of longitudinally extending high-index elements arranged in multiple vertically spaced rows. At least part of the upper waveguiding structure extends at least partially over the lower waveguiding structure so as to define a coupling region wherein an effective refractive index crossing occurs, thereby enabling evanescent coupling of light between the lower and upper waveguiding structures.
WO/2015/127562 ASPHALT ADHESIVE COMPOSITION UTILIZING AN IONOMERIC ELASTOMER||WO||03.09.2015|
||PCT/CA2015/050150||LANXESS INC.||ADKINSON, Dana|
A polymer modified asphalt composition has asphalt, an oil, tackifying resin, a polymer additive and an ionomer. The composition is suitable for use in construction materials for waterproofing, sealing and/or otherwise covering construction surfaces. For example, the composition may be formed into a self-adhesive roofing material that partially adheres to an underlying substrate surface.
WO/2015/127557 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF ANTIPSYCHOTIC MEDICATION-INDUCED WEIGHT GAIN||WO||03.09.2015|
||PCT/CA2015/050145||CENTRE FOR ADDICTION AND MENTAL HEALTH||TIWARI, Arun K.|
The invention provides methods and compositions for the treatment of a subject having a psychiatric disease or disorder based upon the subject's genotype and/or the number of risk alleles carried by the subject, which risk alleles have been found by the present inventors to predispose a subject to antipsychotic medication induced weight gain (AIWG). The methods of the invention also provide for different treatments, or different treatment regimens, for the subject depending on the subject's risk of AIWG. Related compositions, in the form of kits, systems, and computer-readable media are also provided.
WO/2015/127538 METHODS OF PREPARING METAL / METAL OXIDE MATERIALS FROM NANOSTRUCTURED SUBSTRATES AND USES THEREOF||WO||03.09.2015|
||PCT/CA2015/000118||THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA||MACLACHLAN, Mark|
The invention provides a method of preparing a metal / metal oxide material. In one aspect, a nanostructure is provided, the nanostructure comprising a first metal to form the metal oxide, and a reaction surface with a reducing agent on the reaction surface. A second metal is deposited onto the reaction surface to form a bimetallic product. The bimetallic product is calcined to form the metal / metal oxide material.