WO/2016/132089 POWER SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE||WO||25.08.2016|
||PCT/GB2015/050467||THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK||GAMMON, Peter|
A power semiconductor device is described. The device comprises a silicon carbide substrate (2) and a layer (3) of monocrystalline silicon having a thickness tsi no more than 5 μπι disposed directly on the substrate or directly on an interfacial layer (22; Fig.2) having a thickness no more than 100 nm which is disposed directly on the substrate. The device comprises a lateral transistor (1), such as a laterally-diffused metal oxide semiconductor (LDMOS) transistor or lateral insulated gate bipolar transistor (LIGBT), comprising first and second contacts (151, 152) laterally-spaced contact regions disposed in the monocrystalline silicon layer.
WO/2016/132103 CANCER PROGNOSTIC||WO||25.08.2016|
||PCT/GB2016/050357||UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CARDIFF CONSULTANTS LIMITED||SMALLEY, Matthew|
The invention relates to a prognostic method for determining at least one, or combination, of the following: the progression of cancer in a subject suspected or diagnosed with breast cancer and/or response to treatment of said subject to a therapeutic treatment regimen for the treatment of the same; a kit of parts for use in said method; and use of said method in a treatment regimen.
WO/2016/132105 CATALYST WITH STABLE NITRIC OXIDE (NO) OXIDATION PERFORMANCE||WO||25.08.2016|
||PCT/GB2016/050359||JOHNSON MATTHEY PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY||CHIFFEY, Andrew Francis|
A method of preparing a catalyst composition for producing a stable ratio of NO2 to NO in an exhaust system of a compression ignition engine is described. The method comprises: (i) preparing a first composition comprising a platinum (Pt) compound disposed or supported on a support material; (ii) preparing a second composition by reducing the platinum (Pt) compound to platinum (Pt) with a reducing agent; and (iii) heating the second composition to at least 650 °C.
WO/2016/132106 SATELLITE IMAGE PROCESSING||WO||25.08.2016|
||PCT/GB2016/050360||THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH||MITCHARD, Edward|
To generate a representation of changes in forest coverage for a large number of geographic locations, it is proposed to make use of radar backscatter data from synthetic aperture radar (SAR) apparatus. Backscatter data from shorter wavelength radar bands such as C-Band can be processed to provide a representation of changes in forest coverage to a given degree of certainty providing the data is suitably prepared.
WO/2016/132107 PUMP STATION MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD||WO||25.08.2016|
||PCT/GB2016/050363||PULSAR PROCESS MEASUREMENT LIMITED||BEARD, Keith Victor|
A system comprising : a reservoir (14) for holding a liquid (1); a pump (20) arranged to pump the liquid (1) out of the reservoir (14) to a system outlet (24) or into the reservoir (14) from a system inlet; a pressure sensor (34) arranged between the reservoir (14) and the system outlet (24) or between the system inlet and the reservoir (14), the pressure sensor (34) configured to measure the discharge pressure (Pd) of the pump (20) and to generate discharge pressure data; a level sensor (26) configured to detect the level (1) of the liquid (1) in the reservoir (14) and to generate level data; a power monitor (28) configured to monitor the power consumed (p) by the pump (20) and to generate power data; a volume monitor configured to monitor the volume (V) of liquid (1) pumped by the pump (20) and to generate volume data; and a controller (30) configured to: receive the power data, the volume data, the discharge pressure data and the level data; process the discharge pressure data to determine a discharge head (Hd) of the pump (20); process the level data to determine a static head (Hs) of the pump (20); process the discharge head (Hd) and the static head (Hs) to determine a total dynamic head (TDH) of the pump (20); and process the total dynamic head (TDH), the volume data and the power data to determine a normalised pumping station efficiency (nSPE).
WO/2016/132108 PUMP MONITORING METHOD||WO||25.08.2016|
||PCT/GB2016/050365||PULSAR PROCESS MEASUREMENT LIMITED||BEARD, Keith Victor|
A system comprising: a reservoir (14) for holding a liquid; a pump (20) arranged to pump the liquid out of the reservoir (14) or into the reservoir (14); a level sensor (26) configured to detect the level of the liquid in the reservoir (14) and to generate level data; a current monitor (28) configured to monitor the current drawn by the pump (20) and to generate current data; and a controller (30) configured to: receive level data and determine the static head from the level data, and generate head data from the static head; receive first current and head data corresponding to the current drawn by the pump (20) as a function of the static head for a first period of operation of the pump (20); receive second current and head data corresponding to the current drawn by the pump (20) as a function of the static head for a second period of operation of the pump (20), wherein the second current and head data is recorded when the liquid in the reservoir (14) is between a first liquid level and a second liquid level, and wherein the first current and head data is recorded when the liquid in the reservoir (14) is between at least the first liquid level and the second liquid level; and process the first current and head data and the second current and head data to determine first difference data (PPI) representing the difference between the current drawn between the first liquid level and the second liquid level in the first period of operation and the second period of operation, the first difference data providing a pump performance indicator giving an indication of the condition of the pump.
WO/2016/132109 SYSTEM FOR THE TRANSMISSION OF DATA FOR TELEVISION PROGRAMMES IN A DEFINED AREA||WO||25.08.2016|
||PCT/GB2016/050371||GLOBAL INVACOM LTD||STAFFORD, Gary|
The invention relates to a system which allows the user selection of programmes to be viewed and or listened to from a group of channels or programmes which is a subset of the data for programmes or channels which are received by a server in a conventional manner. The subset or group is selected in accordance with predefined criteria and the data for the group is then wirelessly transmitted to a defined area, within which users, via a user interface provided on their device, can choose to select a programme from the said group. In one embodiment the data for the said group of programmes or channels is adapted prior to transmission to allow the wireless transmission to be more reliable and in one embodiment the data for the group is transmitted as a multicast.
WO/2016/132110 IMPROVED PLUMBING FITTING||WO||25.08.2016|
||PCT/GB2016/050372||MCALPINE & CO. LIMITED||MCALPINE, James Edward|
A connector (10) or kit of parts facilitates sealingly inserting a plumbing member (211) into a gap (250) created in an existing pipeline (200). The connector (10) comprises a bridging sleeve (12; 212), a first sealing device (14; 214), a second sealing device (16; 216), a first sealing element (18; 218), and a second sealing element (20; 220). In use, the first sealing device (14; 214) is adapted to form a first seal between a bridging sleeve (12; 212) first tubular section internal surface and an existing pipeline external surface (252, 254) by compression of the first sealing element (18; 218) and the second sealing device (16; 216) is adapted to form a second seal between a plumbing member internal surface and a bridging sleeve second tubular section external surface (24) by compression of the second sealing element (20; 220).
WO/2016/132111 PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF TETRAFLUOROPROPENE||WO||25.08.2016|
||PCT/GB2016/050374||MEXICHEM FLUOR S.A. DE C.V.||SHARRATT, Andrew Paul|
A process for producing at least one tetrafluoropropene, the process comprising (i) converting Z-1233zd to TFMA in the presence of at least one base, wherein the process is conducted in the presence of water, and (ii) contacting the TFMA produced in step (i) with hydrogen fluoride (HF) in the presence of a Lewis acid metal halide catalyst to produce reaction product comprising at least one tetrafluoropropene.
WO/2016/132090 WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS||WO||25.08.2016|
||PCT/GB2015/054045||CELLXICA LIMITED||LAZARE, Floyd|
Wireless communication apparatus is disclosed having a first base station providing an access point to a first communications network and second base station providing an access point to a second communication network. The first base station communicates wirelessly with a first access terminal using a first carrier at a first frequency and having a first bandwidth, and the second base station communicates wirelessly with a second access terminal using a set of carriers at respective different frequencies within a second frequency band, which has a second bandwidth larger than the first bandwidth and the first frequency is within the second frequency band. The second base station inhibits transmission of data by the second base station to the second access terminal using a subset of carriers having frequencies within the first bandwidth of the first frequency.