WO/2015/152710 METHOD AND MANAGING DAIRY ANIMALS, AND A MILKING SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING THE SAME||WO||08.10.2015|
||PCT/NL2015/050159||LELY PATENT N.V.||KOOL, Pieter Neelus|
A method, and milking system, for managing a herd of dairy animals comprising N groups, wherein N ≥ 2, comprises A) determining a content of a substance in the milk for a group of dairy animals, and B) performing an animal-related operation for the group, based on the content of the determined substance, wherein A) comprises: A1) repeating the following steps at least N times: a) performing milkings for the group of dairy animals, wherein an amount of milk is measured, b) performing milkings for at least one other group of dairy animals from the herd, wherein an amount of milk is measured, c) collecting all the milk, the amount of which has been determined in steps a) and b), to form a bulk amount, d) determining a reference content of the substance in the bulk amount of milk using an external measuring device, and A2) determining the content of the substance in the milk of the one group of dairy animals from the amount values measured in steps a) and b), as well as from the reference value, and at a predetermined assumption. This makes it possible to measure specific contents of milk for each group at the dairy farm with only a milk meter and with external reference values, and to take managing measures on the basis thereof.
WO/2015/152708 AN ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD TO DETERMINE A BODY CONDITION SCORE OF AN ANIMAL||WO||08.10.2015|
||PCT/NL2015/050141||LELY PATENT N.V.||VAN DER KAMP, Adolf Jan|
The invention relates to a method to determine a body condition score of an animal comprising the steps of: -providing a three-dimensional camera system configured and arranged to record at least one three-dimensional image of the animal, and an image processing device to process the image; -recording at least one three-dimensional image of the animal; -processing the image of the animal; -wherein processing of the image comprises the steps of: -forming a three-dimensional surface representation of a part of the animal from the three-dimensional image recorded by the three-dimensional camera system; -determining, in the image, reference points of the animal, in particular at least including hook bone points and pin bone points of the animal; -selecting a surface part of the animal representative for a body condition of the animal using the reference points, and -analyzing a first parameter representative for a body condition of the animal of the selected surface part; and -determining the body condition score on the basis of the first parameter.
WO/2015/152709 MILKING DEVICE COMPRISING A TILTABLE MILKING CUP HOLDER||WO||08.10.2015|
||PCT/NL2015/050145||LELY PATENT N.V.||REGELINK, Frank Gerard|
A milking device comprises a frame (15) fitted with at least one milking cup holder (20) with a milking cup (30) which is movable in a direction away from the milking cup holder (20), and a return device having a return means (33) connected to the milking cup (30) and which is configured to bring about the return of the milking cup (30) to the milking cup holder (20) from a position in which it has been moved away from the milking cup holder (20). The milking cup holder (20) is tiltable with respect to the frame (15) between a connecting position for retaining the milking cup (30) in an effective orientation and a tilted rest position, wherein the return device is configured to exert a force on the milking cup holder (20) via the return means (33) in order to tilt the milking cup holder (20). The milking device furthermore comprises a magnet means (50) which is configured to exert a magnetic force in order to fix the milking cup holder (20) in the connecting position with respect to the frame (15).
WO/2015/152720 SCANNING OF A HUMAN BODY PART WITH HIGH-ENERGY RADIATION EMITTED BY THE BODY PART||WO||08.10.2015|
||PCT/NL2015/050212||MILABS B.V.||BEEKMAN, Frederik Johannes|
A scanner for scanning a body part of a human, such as, for example, a breast of a woman. The scanner comprises a supporting part for the upper body of a human, a receiving space for the body part to be scanned, possibly a compression device for pressing against the body part introduced into the receiving space, and a camera which is arranged to form an image of the body part introduced into the receiving space and pressed against by the compression device, with the aid of high-energy radiation emitted by the body part. The camera comprises a collimator having a movable collimator part which has an incident surface facing towards the receiving space. The collimator defines and delimits an astigmatic, two-dimensional collection of radiation channels for the high-energy radiation.
WO/2015/152722 MONITORING DEVICE FOR MOVING OBJECTS||WO||08.10.2015|
||PCT/NL2015/050214||PRAZZA B.V.||VAN DRIEL, John|
The invention relates to a monitoring device for measuring the velocity of moving objects comprising a transmitter (2; 40) for generating high frequency, HF, electromagnetic, EM, waves with a first frequency, and a receiver (5:50) for receiving the EM waves and generating a first HF signal. The receiver is equipped with a control unit (51) set up to determine a speed between the transmitter and the receiver on the basis of the first HF signal. The transmitter may, for example, be located in a golf ball. The monitoring device is furthermore set up for illustrating the velocity on a display screen, for example, of a smartphone.
WO/2015/152725 RECUPERATOR, THE HEAT-EXCHANGING CHANNELS OF WHICH EXTEND TRANSVERSELY OF THE MAIN FLOW DIRECTION||WO||08.10.2015|
||PCT/NL2015/050217||LEVEL HOLDING B.V.||VELTKAMP, Wessel Bart|
The invention relates to a recuperator (7), comprising at least a recuperator unit with heat-exchanging channels (5, 6) extending parallel to each other, a first header (63) placed on a first side of the recuperator unit and having a triangular cross-section, one surface of which connects to a first end of the heat-exchanging channels (5, 6) of the recuperator unit, a second header (64) placed on the second side of the recuperator unit and having a triangular cross-section, one surface of which connects to the second side of the heat-exchanging channels (5, 6) of the recuperator unit, supply ducts (1, 4) extending to a second surface of the first and the second header (63, 64) and discharge ducts (2, 3) extending from the third surface of the first and the second header (63, 64), wherein the supply ducts (1, 4) and the discharge ducts (2, 3) extend transversely of the longitudinal direction of the heat-exchanging channels (5, 6), wherein the supply ducts (1, 4) and the discharge ducts (3, 4) extend on the sides of the headers (63, 64) lying opposite the recuperator units.
WO/2015/152711 DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROTECTION OF CROPS, SUCH AS TREES||WO||08.10.2015|
||PCT/NL2015/050199||VISSER 'S-GRAVENDEEL HOLDING B.V.||VISSER, Anthony|
The present invention relates to a method and a device for protecting at least one agricultural or forestry product, such as trees and particularly saplings, from damage by for instance beetles, preferably prior to transport of the agricultural or forestry product. The method comprises of applying wax on, in or at the agricultural or forestry product and depositing the wax on at least a trunk or stem thereof. The device comprises at least one applicator with which in use wax can be applied on, in or at the agricultural or forestry product, wherein the applicator is configured to deposit the wax on at least a trunk or stem of the agricultural or forestry product. The invention also relates to a container.
WO/2015/152712 SINGLE ELEMENT HYDROGEN SENSING MATERIAL||WO||08.10.2015|
||PCT/NL2015/050200||TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT||DAM, Bernard|
The present invention relates to a single element thin-film device, to a method for producing a thin-film device, to a single element for detecting hydrogen absorption, to a hydrogen sensor, to an apparatus for detecting hydrogen and to an electro-magnetic transformer comprising said sensor. A thin-film device comprises a substrate, an active sensing layer whose optical properties change depending on hydrogen content, and a protective layer on the active sensing layer.
WO/2015/152714 METHOD FOR DEWATERING BIOLOGICALLY ACTIVATED SLUDGE AND FILTERING OF A WASTE WATER INFLUENT, AND DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING SUCH METHOD||WO||08.10.2015|
||PCT/NL2015/050204||BRIGHTWORK B.V.||POIËSZ, Willibrordus Gerard|
The present invention relates to a method for dewatering activated sludge and filtering of a waste water influent, and filter belt device and system therefore. The method comprises the steps of: - supplying the influent to a filter belt device and filtering the influent with a filter belt; - providing a filter mat of accumulated solid particles from the influent on the belt of the filter belt device; - supplying the filtered influent to a sludge reactor; and - collecting activated aerobic sludge with a dry solids content in the range of 0.04- 0.8% and providing the activated sludge to the filter mat. In a preferred embodiment the method further comprises the step of supplying flocculants to the collected activated sludge.
WO/2015/152716 ACTUATOR MODULE FOR ACTUATING A LOAD||WO||08.10.2015|
||PCT/NL2015/050206||NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST-NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO||WITVOET, Gerrit|
The disclosure concerns an actuator module (10) for actuating a load (14). The actuator module (10) comprises a deformable frame (1) and an actuator (2) connected to the deformable frame (1). A time-varying force distribution (F) couples to an excited state (V0) of an eigenmode (V) of the deformable frame (1). The force distribution (F), as well as a stiffness distribution (K) and/or mass distribution (M) of the deformable frame 1 are adapted such that static nodal points (11s) of the deformable frame 1 are coincided with mode nodal points (11m). The locations where the nodal points coincide can be used to connect the actuator module (10) to a base frame to reduce transfer of vibrations to the base frame and back which may otherwise undesirably influence the transfer function from actuator to load. The disclosure further concerns a method for designing and/or manufacturing the actuator module.