WO/2017/006073 TUBE INTRODUCERS AND ASSEMBLIES||WO||12.01.2017|
||PCT/GB2016/000121||SMITHS MEDICAL INTERNATIONAL LIMITED||NEAME, Simon|
An introducer (2) for a curved tracheostomy tube (1) has a patient end tip (33) that projects beyond the patient end of the tube to help insertion. The patient end tip (33) is divided into two hinged portions (36) and (37). The hinged portions (36) and (37) bend outwardly to fill the gap created when the tube 1 is deformed to an oval section caused by straightening it by loading on the introducer.
WO/2017/006074 PROCESS FOR PRODUCING LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS||WO||12.01.2017|
||PCT/GB2016/000128||GASCONSULT LIMITED||SKINNER, Geoffrey, Frederick|
A process for producing liquefied natural gas in which a feed natural gas is mixed with methane-rich recycle gas and introduced into a liquefaction unit such that a partially liquefied stream emerges at reduced pressure; separation of the said two-phase stream into liquid and vapour fractions to provide a liquefied natural gas and methane vapour which constitutes the said recycle gas: mixing of the feed natural gas and the recycle gas at substantially the same pressure, and compressing the resulting mixed stream to a higher pressure before being introduced into the liquefaction unit.
WO/2017/006075 DRY POWDER INHALER APPARATUS||WO||12.01.2017|
||PCT/GB2016/000130||LI, Jianhe||LI, Jianhe|
An apparatus for a dry powder inhaler, the apparatus comprising: a compressed air chamber; an occluder for occluding a fresh air inlet of a dry powder inhaler; an elastic membrane in fluid communication with the compressed air chamber and coupled to the occluder; wherein the elastic membrane is configured to: move the occluder to a closed position, in sealing engagement with the fresh air inlet, in response to an air pressure within the compressed air chamber to occlude the fresh air inlet; and move the occluder to an open position, disengaged from the fresh air inlet, in response to a reduction of the air pressure to open the fresh air inlet.
WO/2017/006076 DRY POWDER INHALER APPARATUS||WO||12.01.2017|
||PCT/GB2016/000131||LI, Jianhe||LI, Jianhe|
A suction actuated valve, for a dry powder inhaler, comprising: a compressed air lumen; a control chamber for providing suction; and a trigger assembly, in fluid communication with the control chamber, comprising: a displaceable membrane contained within the control chamber and displaceable within the control chamber, the displaceable membrane configured to seal the control chamber such that suction provided by the control chamber displaces at least a portion of the displaceable membrane to provide an opening force to the trigger assembly for moving the trigger assembly from a closed configuration to an open configuration; and a trigger coupled to the displaceable membrane, the trigger configured, in the closed configuration, to occlude the compressed air lumen and configured, in the open configuration, to open the compressed air lumen; wherein the trigger has a first cross-sectional area and the displaceable membrane has a second cross-sectional area greater than the first cross- sectional area such that when suction is provided by the control chamber the displaceable membrane provides a mechanical advantage for moving the trigger from the closed configuration to the open configuration.
WO/2017/006077 DECONTAMINATION DEVICE||WO||12.01.2017|
||PCT/GB2016/000136||THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR DEFENCE DSTL||MITTER, Ronald, Conrad|
The present invention relates to a portable decontamination device and a method of use, for isolating and decontaminating a sample on a surface, such as a suspected biological or chemical sample.
WO/2017/006078 PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR||WO||12.01.2017|
||PCT/GB2016/051810||JSP LIMITED||WILLIAMS, Mark|
A liner (10) for fitting within a headcap to provide a degree of impact protection, said liner comprising a generally concave shell for receiving a wearer's head, in use, and having a top section (16), a front section (12) and a rear section (14), and a pair of side panels extending downward from, and integrally formed with, respective side edges of said top section (16), wherein a first slot (14a) is provided on each side of said rear section (14), extending from a side edge thereof to a hinge portion (14b) located between said top portion (16) and said rear section (14), and a second slot (12a) is provided on each side of said front section (12) extending from a side edge thereof to a hinge portion (12b) located between said top portion (16) and said front section (12).
WO/2017/006079 SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNETIC SENSOR||WO||12.01.2017|
||PCT/GB2016/051880||LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY||CHESCA, Boris|
A magnetometer for measuring a magnetic flux and also the absolute magnetic flux, the magnetometer comprising a plurality of superconducting quantum devices (SQUIDs) connected in series, each SQUID including: a superconducting loop containing two Josephson junctions connected to each other in parallel; and a flux-focussing region, the flux-focussing region configured to generate a screening current in response to the magnetic flux, the screening current modulating the corresponding voltage response for each SQUID which is in-phase with the voltage response of each other SQUID in the array.
WO/2017/006080 A PRESSURE WASHER AND A METHOD OF PROVIDING A SUPER-HEATED JET OF WATER||WO||12.01.2017|
||PCT/GB2016/051936||RESTORATIVE TECHNIQUES LTD||FAIRCHILD, Jamie Aelfred|
Some pressure washers include units for introduction of detergents and other chemicals into the water stream; however, it is desirable to obtain sterilized cleaning water without them, such that use in, for instance, food preparation processes can be implemented. With a sufficiently high temperature super-heated water stream, all process equipment, including pipework, that comes into contact with sterile process materials, can be cleaned, de-greased and sterilized both with the spray jet using water alone whilst not contributing endotoxins, microbial contamination or particles. Merely raising the temperature of water in a conventional pressure washer could cause components to fail, if they were not designed to operate at such high temperatures. In the present invention, the pump (25) supplies a relatively low volume of water at a relatively high pressure to the boiler (13), allowing the boiler (13) to heat that volume of water to a relatively high temperature. In contrast, if a higher volume of water were desired over a given time period, the pump would have to supply it at a comparatively lower pressure (which is undesirable) and/or the boiler would only be able to heat it to a comparatively lower temperature over that same time period (which is also undesirable). Increased working temperatures on a hose (3) will reduce its maximum working pressure; however, by using a PTFE hose as in the present invention, the maximum working pressure at 170 degrees may be up to 17 MPa.
WO/2017/006081 DYNAMIC PACKET ROUTING||WO||12.01.2017|
||PCT/GB2016/051941||LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS LLC||BAMFORD, Stewart|
The present invention generally relates to methods of routing packets in a network comprising Autonomous Systems (ASs), next hop determiners for routing packets in such a network, systems for routing packets in such a network, and route indicator feeders for providing modified route indicators. A method of routing packets in such a network may comprise: obtaining route indicators each comprising: an indicator of a network prefix; and an indicator of an AS path for delivering packets to an AS having the network prefix; identifying at least one said route indicator having an AS path indicator comprising a predetermined AS identifier; storing the network prefix indicator of each said identified route indicator; receiving at least one packet having an address indicating a destination; and if the destination address of said packet is within an address range defined by a said stored prefix indicator, transmitting the packet on a non-peering connection to the AS having the predetermined AS identifier.
||PCT/GB2016/051944||DYSON TECHNOLOGY LIMITED||CELIK, Tuncay|
A method of manufacturing a magnet comprising: providing a rare earth magnetic body; cold spray depositing a layer of dysprosium or terbium onto the magnetic body to form a magnet; and heat-treating the magnet. A magnet is also provided comprising a magnetic body and a layer of dysprosium or terbium. The magnetic body contains grains of rare earth magnet alloy, and the layer of dysprosium or terbium is deposited onto a surface of the magnetic body by a cold spray process.