WO/2016/190863 METHOD FOR DETERMINING FRACTURE PROPPANT SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION USING PASSIVE SEISMIC SIGNALS||WO||01.12.2016|
||PCT/US2015/032652||MICROSEISMIC, INC.||MCKENNA, Jonathan, P.|
A method for determining spatial distribution of proppant incudes using signals detected by seismic sensors disposed proximate a formation treated by pumping fracturing fluid containing the proppant. Origin time and spatial position of seismic events induced by pumping the fracturing fluid are determined. Volume and orientation of at least one fracture in the subsurface formation associated with each induced seismic event are determined. Spatial distribution of a volume of the pumped fracturing fluid is determined using the volume and orientation of each fracture. A length of ellipsoidal axes is selected using a surface defined by a selected fractional amount of the total volume of frac fluid pumped into the formation. Spatial distribution of the proppant is determined using proppant mass, specific gravity and expected proppant porosity in the fractures, and spatially distributing a volume of the fractures within an ellipsoid defined by the ellipsoidal axes.
WO/2016/179690 SECURITY DEVICE||WO||17.11.2016|
||PCT/CA2016/050322||NANOTECH SECURITY CORP.||MACPHERSON, Charles Douglas|
A security device with multiple layers. A substrate provides the backing to a first luminescent layer. An optically variable structure is positioned between the first luminescent layer and a second luminescent layer. Both the first and second luminescent layers emit luminescent radiation when stimulated. When the first layer is stimulated, the optically variable structure filters the emitted luminescent radiation such that the emitted luminescent radiation only escapes the optically variable structure at a predetermined range of emission angles. A user, when viewing the security device from the predetermined range of angles as both layers are stimulated, can see a completed image of a predetermined indicia. When the security device is viewed at angles other than the predetermined range of angles as both layers are stimulated, a user will only see an incomplete image of the predetermined indicia.
WO/2016/172797 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING INVENTORY FOR HEALTH CARE OFFICES||WO||03.11.2016|
||PCT/CA2016/050489||SOWINGO.COM CORP.||BHATTI, Ravipal Singh|
Systems and methods are provided to manage inventory of products used in health care practices and organizations. The systems include tools to track inventory, purchase inventory and to predict how much inventory will be used. The method includes obtaining a schedule of future health care procedures. The method predicts an amount of a product that will be consumed by comparing each procedure against a corresponding procedure profile obtained from a procedure profile database. Each procedure profile includes product usage information of products expected to be consumed in a given procedure. This information is then used to predict when orders for replacement units of the product should be placed, to prevent insufficient supply of the product for a scheduled procedure. A graphical user interface is presented to order the replacement units by a determined date and for a determined quantity. Vendors interact with the system to sell the products.
WO/2016/174498 ADAPTIVE ELECTROMAGNET FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING||WO||03.11.2016|
||PCT/IB2015/053062||SYNAPTIVE MEDICAL (BARBADOS) INC.||HARRIS, Chad Tyler|
A method of configuring a conducting grid of elements interconnected at intersecting nodes by switches is described. The method includes: constructing a background grid by connection of centroids of the cell shape of the conducting grid; identifying a subset of elements in the background grid that intersect the smooth pattern of loops; identifying a subset of elements in the conducting grid that intersect the subset of elements in the background grid; the subset of elements in the conducting grid forming a discretized pattern of loops representing the smooth pattern of loops; for each of the discretized pattern of loops identifying current-in and current-out nodes; altering the on-off state of individual switches in accordance with the discretized pattern of loops; opening the switch between each respective pair of current-in and current out nodes; and applying power to the conducting grid via at least one pair of the input and output current nodes such that the current flow through the elements generates the magnetic field profile.
WO/2016/169119 TOP REFILLABLE ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES||WO||27.10.2016|
||PCT/CN2015/081979||ZHU, Xiaochun||ZHU, Xiaochun|
A top refillable electronic cigarette (100), having a movable cylindrical electronic cigarette assembly (1), a stationary top connecting assembly (3), and an air adjustment assembly (8). The stationary top connecting assembly (3) is positioned on top of the air adjustment assembly (8). The movable cylindrical electronic cigarette assembly (1) may be slid upwards to open an e-liquid refill port against the stationary top connecting assembly (3), so e-liquid is refilled at top. The movable cylindrical electronic cigarette assembly (1) has an e-liquid storage tank (7) inside, and a vaporizer body support (12) threadedly connect to a mouthpiece assembly (9) and a sliding base (4). The stationary top connecting assembly (3) defines a vapor passage (31) in the center of the stationary top connecting assembly (3) configured to allow vaporized e-liquid from a vaporizer (5) to pass through to the mouthpiece assembly (9). The vaporizer (5) is positioned inside the stationary top connecting assembly (3). The air adjustment assembly (8) is configured to allow a user to adjust amount of air intake to the top refillable electronic cigarette (100).
WO/2016/167792 INBONE TALAR DOME WITH EXPANDABLE FLANGES||WO||20.10.2016|
||PCT/US2015/026349||WRIGHT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC||NACHTRAB, Dean|
A joint replacement implant is disclosed. The implant includes a body having a bone contact surface and an articulation surface. An expandable stem extends longitudinally from the bone contact surface. The expandable stem includes a plurality of flanges. The plurality of flanges are expandable from a first diameter to a second diameter to anchor the implant to a bone.
WO/2016/165073 INSULATED HEATING DAMAGE FIXING PIECE, PLUG AND SOCKET||WO||20.10.2016|
||PCT/CN2015/076561||WANG, Chuan sheng||WANG, Chuan sheng|
Disclosed is an insulated heating damage fixing piece (1), which is used for enabling two conductive members (2) to be in contact with each other and limited by each other, so as to form a passage, and which is damaged in the case of overheating, enabling the two conductive members (2) to expand due to an elastic force, so as to form a broken circuit. The two conductive members (2) respectively have a slot (21) recessed from an edge, and the slot (21) has a slot width (S). The insulated heating damage fixing piece (1) comprises: a connecting member (11) and two limiting members (12) combined at both ends of the connecting member (11), wherein the connecting member (11) is provided in the slot (21); the two limiting members (12) have a working width (W) greater than the slot width (S), and an accommodating space (V) is provided between the two limiting members (12) for accommodating the two conductive members (2), so that the two limiting members (12) abut against opposite outer sides of the two conductive members (2), and the two conductive members (2) are in contact with each other and limited by each other; and the connecting member is damaged in the case of overheating. The insulated heating damage fixing piece (1) can be used for the overheating protection for a plug and a socket.
WO/2016/165105 DOUBLE-FACED LED LAMP STRUCTURE||WO||20.10.2016|
||PCT/CN2015/076753||MAINHOUSE（XIAMEN）ELECTRONICS CO.，LTD||ZHOU, Nanqing|
A Double-faced LED lamp structure, comprising a lamp housing (2) having a lamp cap (1). A front chip (4) which is electrically connected to the lamp cap (1) and provided with an LED luminous body (41) is disposed in the lamp housing (2), and a rear chip (6) which is electrically connected to the lamp cap (1) and provided with an LED luminous body is disposed at the rear part of the lamp housing (2), and the rear chip (6) is covered with a light-transmitting rear bulb shell (7). The LED lamp structure has the advantages that a front end face of a lamp achieves concentrated illumination, and a rear end face achieves light-supplementary irradiation, a double-face light emitting function of an LED spotlight is achieved, a better three-dimensional illumination effect is achieved, and the layout quantity of lamps is decreased.
WO/2016/161511 PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR MULTIVALENT ION DESALINATION||WO||13.10.2016|
||PCT/CA2016/050398||SALTWORKS TECHNOLOGIES INC.||YIN, Xiangchun|
Processes, systems, and techniques for multivalent ion desalination of a feed water use an apparatus that has a cathode, an anode, and an electrodialysis cell located between the cathode and anode. The cell has a product chamber through which the feed water flows, a multivalent cation concentrating chamber on a cathodic side of the product chamber through which the concentrated multivalent cation solution flows, and a multivalent anion concentrating chamber on an anodic side of the product chamber through which the concentrated multivalent anion solution flows. The product chamber and the multivalent cation concentrating chamber are each bounded by and share a cation exchange membrane, and the product chamber and the multivalent anion concentrating chamber are each bounded by and share an anion exchange membrane. A monovalent ion species is added to at least one of the concentrated multivalent cation solution and the concentrated multivalent anion solution.
WO/2016/162035 GRAVITY-DRIVEN WATER PURIFICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A FLEXIBLE, COLLAPSIBLE WATER CONTAINER||WO||13.10.2016|
||PCT/DK2015/050083||LIFESTRAW SA||VESTERGAARD FRANDSEN, Mikkel|
An apparatus for water purification comprising a flexible, collapsible water container (2a, 2b) to which a purification unit (4) is connected by a tube (3) for purification of water driven through the purification unit (4) by gravity. The container is produced by welding or gluing a laminate with an overlay region.