WO/2016/075427 MASK FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF CORROSION SENSOR||WO||19.05.2016|
||PCT/GB2015/050296||BAE SYSTEMS PLC ||BALMOND, Mark, David |
A method of manufacturing a sensor (1), such as a corrosion sensor, a mask including a series of masking elements (21, 22, 23) for masking a corresponding series of sensing elements (12, 13, 14), a sensing element having such a mask and a sensor are provided. The sensor (1) includes a number of metallic strips (12, 13, 14) mounted on a non-conducting substrate (9) and a module (3) for forming electrical connections to the strips whereby to enable communication between the strips (12, 13, 14) and monitoring equipment for the sensor (1). The module includes a number of wire connections (15, 16, 17, 18) and the method includes the steps of encapsulating the wire connections within a flexible chemical and heat resistant sealing compound and subsequently encapsulating the flexible sealing compound within a second sealing compound by an injection moulding process. The sensing elements (12, 13, 14) are covered by the masking elements (21, 22, 23) prior painting the sensor (1) with a corrosion-inhibiting paint. The masking elements (21, 22, 23) are made of a material allowing only weak adherence of paint in order to have sharp paint edges around the sensing elements (12, 13, 14). Sharp edges allow the corrosion-inhibiting agents to leach onto the sensing elements (12, 13, 14).
WO/2016/075428 UNMANNED VEHICLE||WO||19.05.2016|
||PCT/GB2015/051957||SEWELL, Gary ||SEWELL, Gary |
A vehicle is disclosed that can operate on either flat or curved surfaces, i.e. of varying radii of curvature and whether concave or convex. The vehicle is provided with a detachable and / or interchangeable downforce generator mounted movably in relation to the wheels / wheel equivalent means in the roll, pitch and yaw planes as well as in the Z plane, i.e. essentially normal to the plane, or to a tangent to the plane, of the surface to which the vehicle is adjacent. The wheels / wheel equivalents can also articulate relative to the downforce generator to ensure that the wheels / wheel equivalents conform to the varying surface topography and maximise traction. A variety of mounting means and methods on moving with these mounting means are taught. The detachable and / or interchangeable downforce generator may be a vortex generator, a magnetic device, a device employing passive or active pneumatic suckers and a compressor, non-contact Bernoulli grip adhesion cups, a device employing induced electro-adhesion means, a device employing microscopic cilia gecko-like means, or any other applicable downforce generator technology. A wide range of surveillance, inspection and conducting engineering operations are taught.
WO/2016/075438 MULTIPOINT GAS SENSING APPARATUS||WO||19.05.2016|
||PCT/GB2015/053307||OPTOSCI LIMITED ||WALSH, Douglas |
A modular architecture is implemented in the apparatus providing a multipoint optical gas sensing network. A laser beam from a tunable laser diode source is split and each of the resulting beams is directed via optical fibres to respective gas sensing cells. As the laser beam is configured to sweep a range of frequencies spanning a characteristic absorption frequency of a target gas, a measurement of the level of absorption of the light from the laser beam incident at each cell is correlated with the concentration of the target gas. Photodetectors are arranged to receive light transmitted through the respective cells and the attenuation sensed in the laser beam is attributed to absorption (once other factors have been corrected for). The photodetectors are arranged in groups on receiver modules: receiver modules are provided with dedicated processing capability.
WO/2016/075439 IMAGE PROJECTION||WO||19.05.2016|
||PCT/GB2015/053309||DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY ||AMOS, Vivian Sureshkumar |
An image projection system (10) comprises an image projection device (12) and a projection screen apparatus (14). The projection screen apparatus (14) comprises a flexible partially-transparent reflective projection screen (20), e.g. a foil or film, onto which an image can be projected by the image projection device (12) and a screen support arrangement (22) for supporting the flexible projection screen (20). The screen support arrangement (22) comprises first and second support rollers (24, 26) which extend along opposite edges of the projection screen (20) to hold the projection screen in tension and inclined at an angle relative to the image projected by the image projection device (12). The screen support arrangement (22) also comprises a tension control mechanism (28) for controlling the tension applied to the projection screen (20) by the support rollers (24, 26).
WO/2016/075454 PRESSURE CUFF DETECTION AND INFLATION SYSTEM||WO||19.05.2016|
||PCT/GB2015/053405||MJS HEALTHCARE LIMITED ||SAGGERS, Christopher John |
A pressure cuff detection system comprising an air compressor in communication with a pressurised air distributor having a plurality of pressurised air outlets, one or more of said outlets being in pressurised air communication with one type of pressure cuff selected from a group of possible such cuffs, each pressurised air outlet coupled to its own valve means adapted to open and close the outlets, control means provided to monitor, in use, pressure variation at said ports and thereby determine which ports are open and which are closed, and to identify from such determination the particular type of cuff actually connected to the port(s).
WO/2016/075467 NETWORK BASED IDENTITY FEDERATION||WO||19.05.2016|
||PCT/GB2015/053431||THALES HOLDINGS UK PLC ||WALLER, Adrian |
The disclosure concerns the establishment of a network based system for executing information transactions. An identity assertion, confirmed by one computer in the network, can be distributed to other computers in the network, on the basis of trust based relationships between computers. Trust based relationships between computers can be delegated along trust pathways linking computers not in direct communication in the network.
WO/2016/075468 A METHOD OF SCREENING FOR MODULATION OF CELL SIGNALLING PATHWAYS||WO||19.05.2016|
||PCT/GB2015/053432||CAMBRIDGE ENTERPRISE LIMITED ||HARDWICK, Bryn |
A method for the identification of new therapeutic targets and protein interaction sites for use in drug discovery. In particular the invention relates to a method for identifying inhibitors of a cell signalling pathway, the method comprising (1) providing a population of mammalian cells, each mammalian cell having an active cell signalling pathway and comprising: (a) a first heterologous nucleic acid comprising; (i) a nucleotide sequence encoding a first detectable reporter and, (ii) a constitutive regulatory element which is operably linked to the nucleotide sequence; and, (b) a second heterologous nucleic acid comprising: (i) a first nucleotide sequence encoding a repressor molecule, for example an RNA or protein, which inactivates, inhibits or suppresses expression of the first detectable reporter, (ii) a second nucleotide sequence encoding a second detectable reporter; and (iii) a signal-activated regulatory element which is activated by said cell signalling pathway, said signal-activated regulatory element being operably linked to the first and second nucleotide sequences, (2) introducing a library of test compounds into said population of mammalian cells, and; (3) determining the expression of the first and the second detectable reporters in one or more of the population of transfected cells, wherein expression of the first detectable reporter but not the second detectable reporter in a transfected cell is indicative that the test biomolecule expressed by the nucleic acid in the cell inhibits said cell signalling pathway.
WO/2016/075469 DETECTION SYSTEM||WO||19.05.2016|
||PCT/GB2015/053433||D J BYERS LIMITED ||BYERS, Patrick |
A detection system (102) for monitoring activity in an area around a shoreline (104) or pipeline. The detection system (102) comprising a plurality of detection modules (110a - 110g) configured to detect the presence and/or movement of objects in the area, the detection system (102) also comprising a control facility (106) configured to receive data generated by the detection modules (110a - 110g) and to send data to the detection modules (110a - 110g), the detection system (102) also comprising a plurality of relay modules (108a - 108c) operable to transfer data between the detection modules (110a - 110g) and the control facility (106).
WO/2016/075470 A METHOD, A CONTROLLER, AND A NETWORK FOR CONTROLLING DEVICES IN A POWER DISTRIBUTION NETWORK||WO||19.05.2016|
||PCT/GB2015/053435||UPSIDE ENERGY LTD. ||OAKES, Graham |
A method of controlling a plurality of power units in a power distribution network (PDN), comprising: a) receiving one or more requests to increase or decrease the power drawn from, or the power supplied to, the PDN; b) determining, based on aggregated power and/or energy data regarding the plurality of power units, and the one or more requests, one or more parameters defining properties of power units to be controlled in response to the one or more requests; c) receiving status updates from the plurality of power units; d) for each status update, determining whether the properties of the power unit fulfils the determined parameters; and e) if the properties of the power unit fulfils the determined parameters, controlling the power unit to change the amount of power drawn from or supplied to the PDN.
WO/2016/075471 CONTAINER CLOSURE ASSEMBLY WITH VENT||WO||19.05.2016|
||PCT/GB2015/053436||BEESON AND SONS LIMITED ||KING, Roger Milner |
A container closure assembly comprising; a container neck (12) having an opening; a closure (14) for the neck, the closure having a base portion (16) and a skirt portion (18); a screw thread on the closure, the screw thread comprising a plurality of circumferentially overlapping thread segments (26), each thread segment having upper (28) and lower (30) thread surfaces; and lugs (20) on the neck to engage the screw thread on the closure; and means (46,48) for forming a seal between the neck and closure when the closure is screwed down on the neck; the closure further comprising a block (44) to restrict rotation of the closure in an unscrewing direction beyond a venting position when the closure is under an axial pressure; wherein the neck and closure are constructed and arranged to provide a vent for venting gas from the container neck at least when the closure is in the venting position; and wherein the vent includes a recess (34) in the neck located adjacent to one or more of the lugs on the neck.