WO/2016/077906 MAMMOGRAPHY DETECTOR WITH SMALL CHEST DISTANCE||WO||26.05.2016|
||PCT/CA2014/000844||TELEDYNE DALSA, INC. ||VAN ARENDONK, Anton Petrus Maria |
An X-ray detector is manufactured bonding detector layers onto a main frame leaving a protruding edge portion extending beyond edge of the detector layers. The protruding edge portion of the main frame is then detached from the main frame along a detachment line adjacent the edge of the detector layers before a cover with a thin edge wall is applied to the detector stack.
WO/2016/077907 WET COATING COMPOSITIONS FOR PAPER SUBSTRATES, PAPER SUBSTRATES COATED WITH THE SAME AND PROCESS FOR COATING A PAPER SUBSTRATE WITH THE SAME||WO||26.05.2016|
||PCT/CA2014/051098||CONVERDIS INC. ||MONGRAIN, Yvon |
A wet coating composition useful for coating a cellulosic fiber-based substrate is provided. The composition includes two aqueous emulsions. The first emulsion includes an oxidized paraffin/polyethylene wax and the second emulsion includes an ethylene/acrylic acid copolymer wax, ethylene/acrylic amide copolymer wax, ethylene/acrylic acid/acrylic amide copolymer wax or a mixture thereof. The oxidized paraffin/polyethylene wax has a surface energy less than or equal to 2 m N/m being substantially dispersive energy. The wet coating composition when dried forms a coating having a surface energy ranging from 20 to 60 m N/m being the sum of dispersive and polar energies. A process for treating a cellulosic fiber- based substrate with the wet coating composition, a substrate coated and articles including the coated substrate are also described. The process involves a heating step to allow migration of the coating towards a core of the cellulosic fiber-based substrate.
WO/2016/077908 CONDITIONING OF A FEED STREAM FOR A FROTH SEPARATION VESSEL||WO||26.05.2016|
||PCT/CA2014/051099||TOTAL E&P CANADA LTD. ||MOETAMED-SHARIATI, Saba |
A bitumen-containing froth is treated with a paraffinic solvent by adding the froth to the solvent in two or more additions prior to separation in a froth settling unit. The first addition of froth results in an S:B ratio which causes precipitation of asphaltenes in the bitumen. Maltenes are dissolved in the solvent. The dissolved maltenes shift the solubility parameter of the solvent. The second or more additions of the balance of the froth to the shifted solvent result in an overall S:B ratio resulting in precipitation of the asphaltenes and dissolving of the maltenes. The volumes of the two or more additions of froth can be adjusted to meet different objectives. Solvent requirements can be reduced, a target asphaltene content in the final product can be altered or both. Further, the target asphaltene content in the product can be designed so as not to foul downstream heating processes.
WO/2016/077910 SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY DISPLAYING PAGES OF A DIGITAL EDITION AND COMPUTER IMPLEMENTED METHOD FOR SAME||WO||26.05.2016|
||PCT/CA2014/051108||NUGLIF INC. ||DEMERS, Charle |
A system for automatically displaying pages of a digital edition while at least some of the pages are concurrently being edited on an editing system. The system comprises processor-based devices, each requesting an update of a page and maintaining a communication channel open between the processor-based device and a storage unit, an assembler unit continually generating updated compiled files of the edited pages and continually sending the updated compiled files to the storage unit storing the updated compiled files and sending, over the communication channel established with one of the processor-based devices, the updated compiled file corresponding to the page for which the processor-based devices has requested an update, as the updated compiled file is received on the storage unit. A computer implemented method for performing the same is also provided.
WO/2016/077909 THERMAL EXCHANGE ENGINE||WO||26.05.2016|
||PCT/CA2014/051101||VANINSBERGHE, Terry ||VANINSBERGHE, Terry |
The orbiting scroll thermal exchange engine, expanding screw thermal exchange engine, and the sliding vane thermal exchange engine are three similar utility designs producing work with the expansion and contraction of a gas, leveraged by the phase change of a liquid contained in chambers that change in volume. Multiple working chambers are formed inside a vessel, carrying a quantity of liquid and gas, prescribed for the temperature range anticipated. Adjacent to each chamber the conduction of thermal energy into the vessel is changing the internal pressure and moving each chamber as it is changing in volume. The thermal expansion or contraction is leveraged with the phase change of the liquid, producing torque for the duration of the volume change within each chamber.
WO/2016/077905 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INCREASING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE CULTIVATION OF PARTICULAR FRUIT BEARING VINES IN UNFAVOURABLE CLIMATIC REGIONS||WO||26.05.2016|
||PCT/CA2014/000833||LAMOUREUX, Normand ||LAMOUREUX, Normand |
A method and a system for increasing the degree days in the immediate environment of fruit bearing vines for the cultivation of particular fruit bearing vines, such as non-rustic vinifera variety vines, in unfavourable climatic regions where the degree days is insufficient for the full maturity of the fruit, is described. Rows of the vines are protected in removable shelters which have a removable tarp cover disposed over a support frame structure to shield the rows of vines from the harsh, vine damaging, winter month temperatures while keeping the vines in a controlled temperature environment. Heated liquid circulation conduits are supported in the shelters at predetermined locations and provide controlled heat during the winter months to prevent the vines and the cordon bearing spuds of the vines from damaging cold temperatures. In the early spring the roots are activated early and the tarp is removed and a transparent film sheet covering is substituted to admit sunlight to help activate the vine early to gain degree days. The method and system is also applicable to semi- rustic or rustic wine producing grape vines grown in these climatic regions having degree days down to about 1200.
WO/2016/077914 WALKER FOR MOVING A STRUCTURE||WO||26.05.2016|
||PCT/CA2015/051103||DOHERTY, Benjamin, Daniel ||DOHERTY, Benjamin, Daniel |
ABSTRACT Described herein is a walker for moving a structure over the ground. The structure to be moved may be an oil and gas rig for instance. The walker includes a pontoon for engaging the ground, a jack with rollers disposed on the pontoon for lifting the structure and sitting on rollers, a longitudinal drive assembly for longitudinally moving the pontoon relative to the jack with or without the structure on the rollers, and lateral and rotational drive assemblies for moving the jack and the pontoon relative to the structure when the structure sits on the ground.
WO/2016/077923 CEILING LIFT TILT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM||WO||26.05.2016|
||PCT/CA2015/051200||ARJOHUNTLEIGH MAGOG INC. ||BRULOTTE, Denis-alexandre |
A ceiling lift tilt management system includes first and second motor units, which are attachable to a rail system of a medical care facility. Each motor unit includes a flexible strap, which can be coiled or uncoiled within the motor unit to raise or lower a spreader bar attached thereto. Coiling or uncoiling of the straps can cause raising or lowering of a sling attached to the spreader bars. The system also allows for tilting of the spreader bars by coiling or uncoiling a leading motor unit strap. The system includes a control system that measures the relative lengths of the two straps in order to ensure that relative tilt between the spreader bars does not exceed a threshold. Once a threshold tilt for height difference is reached, further user requests for additional tilting are prohibited. Patient comfort and safety are therefore ensured.
WO/2016/077924 COUPLED SPREADER BAR ASSEMBLY FOR PATIENT LIFT||WO||26.05.2016|
||PCT/CA2015/051201||ARJOHUNTLEIGH MAGOG INC. ||BRULOTTE, Denis-Alexandre |
A spreader bar assembly includes first and second spreader bars and a coupling member that extends between the two spreader bars and holds them together. The spreader bars are pivotally coupled to the connecting member and are able to pivot with respect to the connecting member in a single direction only. The connecting member may be a telescopic structure with a rod and cylinder and is able to extend and contract in length. Also, there may be rotation within the spreader bar, in the example, rotation of the rod within the cylinder. This enables the spreader bar assembly to accommodate loading differences from one side of a spreader bar to the other. The structure enables two spreader bars to be manipulated together, reducing the risk of injury to a patient or caregiver.
WO/2016/077930 SELF-CLEANING ULTRAVIOLET WASTEWATER DISINFECTION UNIT AND METHOD||WO||26.05.2016|
||PCT/CA2015/051211||BIOTURBINE SYSTEMS INC. ||MAYRAND, Paul |
A self-cleaning ultraviolet wastewater disinfection unit and method are provided. The disinfection unit defines a water treatment chamber comprising a UV lamp for treating the wastewater. A plurality of pieces of media may be positioned in the treatment chamber. When wastewater is present in the chamber, gas is injected into the wastewater through a gas inlet conduit. The gas agitates the pieces of media in the wastewater to cause the pieces of media to rub against the UV lamp unit to remove matter that has accumulated on the UV lamp unit. The removal of accumulated matter on the UV lamp and other surfaces in the chamber may improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the disinfecting unit. Furthermore, the cleaning operation may be performed automatically at scheduled periods to increase the time between major cleanings of the unit.