WO/2015/056252 AN EVAPORATOR||WO||23.04.2015|
||PCT/IE2014/000018||OGLESBY & BUTLER RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT LIMITED||STOREY, John Joseph|
An evaporator (1) comprises a housing (2) having a top wall (7) in which a receiving recess (14) is formed for receiving a container (15) for a liquid to be evaporated. A heat transfer element (30) having a first heat transfer abutment face (35) located in the receiving recess (14) transfers heat from an electrically powered heating element (25) to the container (15) through a second heat transfer abutment face (36) of a base (16) of the container (15). The heating element is planar and is located between the heat transfer element (30) and a locating element (40), which retains the heating element (25) tightly between the heat transfer element (30) and the locating element (40). A retaining magnet (48) located in the locating element (40) extends into a bore (52) in the heat transfer element (30) and co-operates with a complementary element (49) of magnetic material located in the base (16) of the container (15) for releasably retaining the container (15) in the receiving recess (14).
WO/2015/052694 A MONITORING DEVICE, A SYSTEM AND A METHOD FOR MONITORING THE STATUS OF A TRAP FOR VERMIN||WO||16.04.2015|
||PCT/IE2014/000017||TRAPTEC LIMITED||ANDERSON, Francis Joseph|
A monitoring device (1) for monitoring springing of a mousetrap (2) comprises a housing (15) on which the mousetrap (2) is supported. A micro-switch (19) located in the housing (15) is held in an open circuit second state by the action of the mousetrap (2) on an engagement member (23) which in turn acts on an actuator arm (20) of the micro-switch (19) for retaining the micro-switch (19) in the open circuit second state. Springing of the mousetrap (2) results in the mousetrap (2) being disengaged from the monitoring device (1), thereby disengaging the engagement member (23). This in turn results in the micro-switch (19) transitioning from the open circuit second state to its normally closed circuit first state. A microprocessor (41 ) on detecting the change of state of the micro-switch (19) operates a transmitter (46) to transmit an alert signal for reception by a remote central communications apparatus, which in turn relays the alert signal to a remote central control station.
WO/2015/044935 A MEASURING VESSEL||WO||02.04.2015|
||PCT/IE2014/000016||PUMPWATCH LIMITED||SISK, Henry Benjamin|
A measuring vessel (1) for determining the accuracy with which a liquid fuel dispenser dispenses liquid fuel comprises a neck (4) of transparent material. A primary arcuate panel (16) having three primary graduated scales (14) corresponding to three different kinds of liquid fuels is secured to the neck (4). Primary graduations (17) of the respective primary graduated scales (14) indicate the level to which the meniscus of actual volumes of the respective liquid fuel dispensed at the temperatures corresponding to the primary graduations (17) should rise so that the energy content of the actual volumes of the respective liquid fuels dispensed is equal to the energy content of a predefined calibration volume of the corresponding liquid fuel at a predefined reference temperature typically of 15°C. A secondary arcuate panel (20) having a secondary graduated scale (22) thereon is slideable relative to the primary graduated scales (17) so that a reference graduation (23) of the secondary graduated scale (22) can be aligned with an appropriate one of the primary graduations (17) of an appropriate one of the primary graduated scales (14), in order that the amount by which the actual volume of liquid fuel dispensed exceeds or falls below the actual volume which should have been dispensed.
WO/2015/040607 A METHOD AND A DEVICE FOR DETERMINING THE MASS FLOW RATE AND THE PRESENCE OR ABSENCE OF A LIQUID FLOWING IN A PIPE||WO||26.03.2015|
||PCT/IE2014/000015||DAIRYMASTER||DALY, John Gerard|
A device (1) for determining the mass flow rate of milk turbulently flowing with air in a pipe (2) in pulsed milk slugs comprises sampling a signal from a microphone (8) of the device (1) indicative of sonic signals produced by the milk flow. The sampled signals are read by a microprocessor (15) which applies a Fast Fourier Transform to the sampled signal to produce the frequency domain of the sampled signal. The microprocessor (15) is configured to compute the average energy value of the sampled signal in the frequency bandwidth of 6 kHz to 15 kHz during consecutive monitoring periods. The average energy values are inserted into a calibration equation, which may be a power law equation, a polynomial equation, a logarithmic equation or any other such suitable equation in order to convert the average energy value to a mass flow rate of the milk flowing through the pipe 2 during that predefined monitoring period. The total mass flow of milk flowing through the pipeline (2) during a period from T1 to T2 is determined by integrating the determined mass flow rate of the milk from the time T1 to the time T2. Disengagement of a milking cluster from the teats of an animal as a result of kick-off during milking is also determined when the monitored signal from the microphone (8) transitions from the signal indicative of milk flowing in pulsed slugs to a continuous relatively high energy noise signal indicative of air being continuously drawn through the pipeline.
WO/2015/036986 WOUND FLUID ELEVATED PROTEASE ENZYME INHIBITION THROUGH CAMELID BLOOD PRODUCTS.||WO||19.03.2015|
||PCT/IE2014/000014||PRENDERGAST, Patrick T.||PRENDERGAST, Patrick T.|
Camelid blood products their peptide isolates and synthetic sequences for wound fluid elevated protease enzyme inhibition. The present invention provides evidence that Metalloprotease and other Protease enzyme (e.g. elastase) peptide inhibitors are present in camelid serum /plasma can be used alone or combined with other agents to enhance healing in the treatment of chronic wounds and burns by inhibiting elevated wound fluid protease activity. These protease enzymes inhibitors present in camelid serum/ plasma can be demonstrated to inhibit chronic non-healing wound fluid proteolytic enzymes by the use of wound fluid assaykits specifically designed to measure wound fluid protease activity. The serum/ plasma and isolated or synthesised peptides of this patent have use in the treatment of a range of cosmetic skin indications and diseases such as disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, cardiovascular conditions and specifically in the treatment of wound healing and burns and in scar tissue healing.
WO/2014/203232 A SAFETY APPARATUS||WO||24.12.2014|
||PCT/IE2014/000012||MCENTEE, Thomas, Gerard||MCENTEE, Thomas, Gerard|
A gas disperser (1) for use in directing toxic gases released from slurry tanks (7) during slurry mixing with a slurry mixer (2) away from operatives (9) and animals, the gas disperser (1) being adaptable to be integral or combined with the slurry mixer (2) to provide a unitary slurry mixer (2) and gas disperser (1) for safe mixing of slurry in enclosed spaces such the slurry tanks (7) of slatted houses..
WO/2014/203233 A LOG SPLITTER, AND A METHOD FOR SPLITTING A LOG||WO||24.12.2014|
||PCT/IE2014/000013||CONROY, Bernard Michael||CONROY, Bernard Michael|
A log splitter (1) for coupling to a dipper arm (2) of an earth working machine comprises a support element (3) and an anvil (5) extending perpendicularly from the support element (3). A splitting element (6) is slideable longitudinally along the support element (3) from a receiving state spaced apart from and defining with the anvil (5) an open mouth (9) for receiving a log, and a splitting state adjacent the anvil (5) for splitting the log. A primary ram (7) coupled between the splitting element (6) and a mounting bracket (20) extending from the support element (3) urges the splitting element (6) between the receiving and splitting states. A mounting element (10) couples the log splitter (1) to the dipper arm (2) and is pivotally coupled to the support element (3) by a main pivot shaft (45), so that the support element (3) is pivotal about the main pivot shaft (45) through an angle of 95° relative to the mounting bracket (10) from a first state with the open mouth (9) facing in a first direction, and a second state with the open mouth (9) facing in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, thereby permitting the log splitter (1) to engage horizontally or vertically disposed logs or logs inclined to the vertical for splitting thereof.
WO/2014/199363 A METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING WITH AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE LOCATABLE ON OR IN AN ANIMAL||WO||18.12.2014|
||PCT/IE2014/000011||DAIRYMASTER||HARTY, Edmond Patrick|
An electronic monitoring device (20) for attaching to an animal (21 ) for determining a plurality of states of an animal (21). The monitoring device (20) comprises an NFC module (31) which facilitates wireless communication between a smart phone (32) and the monitoring device (20). The monitoring device (20) comprises an accelerometer (27) for monitoring acceleration of the head (25) of the animal (21 ). A microprocessor (28) determines various states of the animal from signals received from the accelerometer (27). The smart phone (32) is programmed by a software application which allows an identifying code of the monitoring device (20) to be read from the memory chip (36) and cross-referenced in the smart phone (32) with the identity of an animal, which can be inputted into the smart phone (32). Data relating to the state or states of the animal can be read from the microprocessor (28) through the NFC module (31) wirelessly into the smart phone (32). Additionally, data relating to the animal stored in a cloud computer server corresponding to the state or states of the animal is downloaded from the cloud computer server by the smart phone (32).
WO/2014/199361 A METHOD, A DEVICE AND A SYSTEM FOR DETECTING A STATE OF AN ANIMAL||WO||18.12.2014|
||PCT/IE2014/000009||DAIRYMASTER||HARTY, Edmond, Patrick|
A device (5) attached to the neck (6) of an animal (2) comprises an accelerometer (28) which produces first and second signals indicative of movement of the animal (2) and the raised and lowered states of the head of the animal. A microprocessor (30) in the device (5) processes the first and second signals to detect ruminating, resting, feeding and three activity states of the animal during respective second predefined time periods of approximately 15 minutes duration. Data indicative of the states of the animal is stored by the microprocessor (30) in the device (5) and periodically transmitted to a cloud computer server which further processes the data to determine various health states and other issues of the animal.
WO/2014/199362 A METHOD, A DEVICE AND A SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING A STATE OF AN ANIMAL||WO||18.12.2014|
||PCT/IE2014/000010||DAIRYMASTER||HARTY, Edmond Patrick|
A device (5) attached to the neck (6) of an animal (2) comprises an accelerometer (17) which produces first and second signals indicative of the raised and lowered state of the head (7) of the animal (2) and movement of the animal (2). A microprocessor (20) in the device (5) processes the first and second signals to determine if the animal is ruminating, resting, feeding or in a highly active state during respective second predefined time periods of approximately 15 minutes duration. Data indicative of the ruminating, resting, feeding and the highly active state of the animal is stored by the microprocessor (20) in the device (5) and is periodically wirelessly communicated to a base station computer which further processes the data to determine various health states of the animal.