WO/2015/149148 BITUMEN RECOVERY FROM IN-LINE TAILINGS FLOW BASED ON FLOW PROFILE CHARACTERISTICS||WO||08.10.2015|
||PCT/CA2014/050333||SUNCOR ENERGY INC.||DOMINSKI, Marek J.|
Recovering bitumen from an in-line tailings flow can include determining flow profile characteristics of the in-line tailings flow; based on the flow profile characteristics, identifying an interface between a bitumen-rich flow component of the in-line tailings flow and an underlying water-rich flow component; and positioning a flow redirection device in accordance with the interface in order to redirect the bitumen-rich flow component away from the water-rich flow component. The flow profile characteristics can include a velocity profile. The flow redirection device can include a skimmer blade.
WO/2015/149149 PORTABLE LOCKS AND LOCK SYSTEMS||WO||08.10.2015|
||PCT/CA2014/050336||13876 YUKON INC.||DUNCAN, Gordon Andrew|
A portable lock includes a wireless signal receiver. The lock may be unlocked by transmitting a wireless unlock signal from a portable device such as a cellular telephone. Various actuation mechanisms which may include a solenoid, motor or memory wire of a type that contracts when energized are provided in example embodiments. Self-locking embodiments are readily operated with one hand.
WO/2015/149151 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FORMING SPACER LEVELS OF A COUNTER FLOW ENERGY EXCHANGE ASSEMBLY||WO||08.10.2015|
||PCT/CA2015/000110||VENMAR CES, INC.||ERB, Blake Norman|
A counter flow air-to-air energy exchange assembly may include a plurality of air channel levels configured to allow air to pass therethrough. Each of the air channels may include a spacer layer having a plurality of modular spacer components secured together. At least two of the modular spacer components are identical in size and shape. The spacer layer includes a plurality of air channels. Each of the plurality of air channels extends from an air inlet to an air outlet.
WO/2015/149150 DOOR PAINTING ASSEMBLY||WO||08.10.2015|
||PCT/CA2015/000094||WATERSTON, Steve||WATERSTON, Steve|
A door painting assembly for mounting the door to a support such that the door may be rotated to facilitate painting the door includes a mount operationally coupled to a door. The mount comprises a rod operationally coupled to the door. The rod extends laterally away from the door. An outer surface of the rod has a concavely arcuate area. A pair of brackets is each coupled to the rod. Each of the pair of brackets is coupled to the door so the rod is retained on the door. A rest is operationally coupled to a supporting structure. The concavely arcuate area of the rod engages the rest. The door is supported above a support surface at a height that is accessible to a user. The door is rotatable so the user may easily paint each side of the door.
WO/2015/149162 APPARATUS FOR MEASURING OPTICAL SIGNALS FROM MULTIPLE OPTICAL FIBER SENSORS||WO||08.10.2015|
||PCT/CA2015/000232||KROMASENSE INC.||OUELLETTE, Francois|
There is described a sensor apparatus. It comprises an interrogator comprising a light source emitting pulses having a wavelength about an average wavelength; and a fiber Bragg grating (FBG) arrangement. The arrangement comprises a FBG sensor array comprising a plurality of FBG sensors on an optical fiber and being for reflecting the pulses, thereby producing reflected pulses at each one of the FBG sensors. FBG sensors of a given FBG sensor array have a spatial separation therebetween which is sufficient to allow, at a receiver, a temporal discrimination between the reflected pulses produced by each one of the FBG sensors. The FBG sensor array has a spectral reflection window which comprises the average wavelength.
WO/2015/149166 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN USERS||WO||08.10.2015|
||PCT/CA2015/050228||BREAKMATES INC.||RENZI, Jonathan|
There is provided a method and system for managing communications associated with a user using an electronic device. The method is executable at a server that is communicatively coupled to the electronic device via a communication network. The method comprises receiving from the electronic device, via the communication network, an indication of a break-time slot, the break-time slot indicative of the user availability; creating an entry in a user's scheduling application profile, the entry associated with the break-time and indicative of the user availability; based at least in part on a time of the user availability, selecting a targeted message, the targeted message being associated with the time of the user availability; causing, via the communication network, an electronic device associated with the user to display the targeted message in association with indication of the break-time slot in the scheduling application.
WO/2015/149169 DART-INITIATED MULTISTAGE HIGH PRESSURE FRACTURING SYSTEM||WO||08.10.2015|
||PCT/CA2015/050246||COMPLETIONS RESEARCH AG||GRAF, Robert James|
A system and method for fracturing multiple zones in a hydrocarbon well is provided. The system comprises a series of multistage fracturing devices (MFD's) that are connected along a casing or completion tubing string and have ports that can be opened to allow fracturing of the formation adjacent the MFD. The ports in each MFD are triggered to open by a dart having a specific geometry that is pumped downhole and caught by a catching mechanism that comprises levers or "fingers" in the MFD. Upon catching of the dart, the section downhole of the dart can be sealed off and the ports located uphole of the dart can be opened to allow fracturing operations to occur.
WO/2015/149176 GEOPOLYMER CEMENT COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING SAME||WO||08.10.2015|
||PCT/CA2015/050260||THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA||ALAM, M. Shahria|
A geopolymer cement composition that utilizes a combination of industrial waste by-products that includes a mixture of mine tailings and recycled glass powder (RGP) along with an alkali activator and optionally an alumina additive for activating the geopolymer cement which can be used to produce geopolymer concrete products.
WO/2015/149160 VALVE CLOSURES||WO||08.10.2015|
||PCT/CA2015/000227||ISΛMI VISION INC.||MALONEY, Michael|
A valve closure for a dispenser comprises a rigid body portion and a flexible diaphragm that engages the body portion when the valve closure is mounted in the dispenser. The valve closure may include a combination central boss/pin and dispensing orifice that, through a self-closing and self-sealing action, cuts off material flow following dispensation. Such configuration of a central boss/pin may also tend to prevent or at least reduce orifice re-healing by holding open the orifice during periods of non-use when the orifice is cut-off to material flow. For example, the central boss/pin may include an undercut region with which an annular lip of the orifice may engage to seal the orifice. The valve closure may further include a secondary channel, in addition but separate to a primary fluid flow channel, which may be used to provide external air venting that is completely or substantially de-coupled from fluid dispensation.
WO/2015/149182 ANTI-FUSE MEMORY CELL||WO||08.10.2015|
||PCT/CA2015/050266||SIDENSE CORPORATION||KURJANOWICZ, Wlodek|
An anti-fuse memory cell having a variable thickness gate oxide. The variable thickness gate oxide is formed by depositing a first oxide over a channel region of the anti-fuse memory cell, removing the first oxide in a thin oxide area of the channel region, and then thermally growing a second oxide in the thin oxide area. The remaining first oxide defines a thick oxide area of the channel region. The second oxide growth occurs under the remaining first oxide, but at a rate less than thermal oxide growth in the thin oxide area. This results in a combined thickness of the first oxide and the second oxide in the thick oxide area being greater than second oxide in the thin oxide area.