WO/2017/027954 AUTOMATED REFLEX HAMMER||WO||23.02.2017|
||PCT/CA2015/050782||SYNEW CORPORATION||PARKER, William|
Reflex testing apparatuses and methods are provided. The apparatuses can be used to elicit deep tendon reflex responses from patients (animals and/or humans). In some embodiments, a mechanism on the hand-held apparatus can allow a user to adjust an impulse in which the apparatus produces and a source of potential energy can be used to produce a desired impulse. The ability to control the impulse produced by the apparatus, or provided by the method, can provide the user with an ability to determine hypo-, normo-, or hyper-reflexic physiologic states of patients with an increased degree of consistency.
WO/2017/027952 BALLOON HOLDER||WO||23.02.2017|
||PCT/CA2015/000467||POVITZ, Cary||POVITZ, Cary|
There is disclosed a balloon holder for holding a balloon having a tail and a tapered self-closing bladder. The balloon holder comprises a main body having a tail locking mechanism, an elongated member protruding from a bottom extremity of the main body, a support element configured to slide over the elongated member and be positioned on the main body, and a position adjustment mechanism for adjusting the position of the support element on the main body. In use, the tail of the balloon is secured to the main body by the tail locking mechanism and the support element is slid over the elongated member and positioned on the main body using the position adjustment mechanism so as to support the balloon in an upright position.
WO/2017/027953 PROCESS FOR STRIPPING CARBAMATE FROM ION EXCHANGE RESIN||WO||23.02.2017|
||PCT/CA2015/000471||ECO-TEC LTD.||SHEEDY, Michael, A.|
In a preferred embodiment, there is provided a process for separating an amine compound or a conjugate acid thereof and a carbamate compound or a conjugate acid thereof from a mixture having the amine compound, the carbamate compound, carbon dioxide and at least one anionic contaminant salt using an anionic exchange column, the process including passing the mixture through the column to obtain a first effluent and passing through the column an extraction fluid to obtain a second effluent, where the extraction fluid most preferably includes carbonic acid.
WO/2017/027964 SELECTIVE ACTIVATION OF MOTOR IN A DOWNHOLE ASSEMBLY||WO||23.02.2017|
||PCT/CA2016/050950||IMPULSE DOWNHOLE SOLUTIONS LTD.||LORENSON, Troy|
A downhole assembly and method are provided for selective activation of a motor in a drilling string. The downhole assembly includes a stator and a rotor assembly. The rotor assembly comprises a rotor body having a fluid passage extending between an inlet and an outlet, the fluid passage extending through at least part of the length of the rotor; and a ball catch component comprising a receiving end and an interior seat for receiving and retaining a blocking implement, and a fluid passage. When no blocking implement is retained in the rotor assembly, the fluid passage permits flow of drilling fluid entering the receiving end to the fluid passage of the rotor body. The fluid thereby bypasses the motor, which is not activated. When a blocking implement is in place, drilling fluid flows around the ball catch component and into the motor to thereby activate the motor.
WO/2017/027969 SYSTEMS FOR ENHANCING BOARDROOM TABLES TO INCLUDE USB TYPE-C POWER AND CONNECTIVITY FUNCTIONALITY||WO||23.02.2017|
||PCT/CA2016/050960||ICRON TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION||HUNDAL, Sukhdeep Singh|
Boardroom table systems are provided that include a plurality of USB Type-C receptacles that can provide power and/or data transfer functionality to one or more devices attached thereto. Power transferred by the boardroom table system may be managed by USB Power Delivery, and may come from a source of wall power, or from a device coupled to one of the USB Type-C receptacles. Data transferred by the boardroom table system may include USB data, Ethernet data, video data, and/or any other type of data transmittable via a USB Type-C receptacle. In some embodiments, boardroom table systems also include presentation devices. In such embodiments, a device coupled to a USB Type-C receptacle could both transmit or receive power, exchange data, and transmit video to the presentation device via the same USB Type-C receptacle of the boardroom table system, thus eliminating the need for multiple sockets and cables.
WO/2017/027955 HEAT EXCHANGER DEVICE FOR CONFINED SPACES||WO||23.02.2017|
||PCT/CA2016/000197||CAMPEAU, Gerard||CAMPEAU, Gerard|
This application is directed to a compact heat transfer system for use in heat transfer applications occurring in confined spaces. There is a need to improve heat transfer efficiencies in heat transfer systems designed for confined spaces. The heat exchanger device (14) of the present application, comprises a bladder (16) configured to contain a heat transfer fluid, and a recirculating fluid path (20) formed by a conduit circuit (36) to operatively communicate with the bladder, the bladder configured to provide shape-conformable interfaces (24, 82, 84) for heat transfer between the heat transfer fluid and an exposed surface (26) within the confined space (12). The conduit circuit (36) further extends through a secondary heat exchange unit (38) located at a heat generating device (30).
WO/2017/027956 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING TOTAL COLIFORM AND E. COLI IN POTABLE WATER||WO||23.02.2017|
||PCT/CA2016/000208||MITRA, Sushanta Kumar||MITRA, Sushanta Kumar|
An apparatus for testing for the presence of pathogens in test liquids is described. Also described is a method for testing for the presence of pathogens in test liquids. Also described is a hydrogel for testing for the presence of pathogens in test liquids.
WO/2017/027960 LATERAL DRILLING METHOD||WO||23.02.2017|
||PCT/CA2016/050794||IMPULSE DOWNHOLE SOLUTIONS LTD.||KINSELLA, Doug|
An improved method of drilling a substantially lateral section of a wellbore is provided. A first segment of a drilling string with a bottom hole assembly is extended into a wellbore. At determined intervals of the drilling string, a plurality of friction reduction segments are connected as the wellbore is drilled and the drilling string is extended into the wellbore. The friction reduction segments comprise a friction reduction tool and corresponding activation tool for activating the friction reduction tool. The activation tool selectively diverts drilling fluid into a motor powering the friction reduction tool or away from the motor, and can be a ball catch assembly that is activated when a suitably sized projectile is seated in the assembly. Multiple friction reduction segments can be connected to the drilling string and one or more of the plurality of segments can be activated.
WO/2017/027962 BALL INSERTION DEVICE FOR USE IN OIL AND GAS WELLS||WO||23.02.2017|
||PCT/CA2016/050851||FMC TECHNOLOGIES CANADA LTD.||PENNEY, Bradley Eric|
In one illustrative embodiment, the ball inserter device comprises, among other things, a body having a ball insertion opening and a ball drop opening, wherein the ball drop opening intersects the ball insertion opening, a ball inserter piston that is attached to the body and an inserter cavity isolation valve coupled to the body wherein the valve element, when closed, blocks the ball insertion opening and partially defines an insertion cavity between the inserter cavity isolation valve and the ball inserter piston and a pressure relief valve coupled to the body that is in fluid communication with the insertion cavity. In this example, the device also comprises a ball input device coupled to the body that includes a plug, a removable cap and an opening that is axially aligned with the ball drop opening.
WO/2017/027965 CONNECTOR FOR A MODULAR BUILDING||WO||23.02.2017|
||PCT/CA2016/050954||VECTORBLOC CORP.||BOWRON, Julian|
A connector assembly, having an upper connector, a pin coupling the upper connector to a lower connector and a gusset plate sandwiched between the upper and lower connectors. Also, disclosed is a hoistable connector assembly, a lifting frame assembly, a coupling system for modular frame units, a method for assembling a module unit using the connector assembly, and a modular frame unit and building having the connector assembly.