WO/2017/068310 ASSIGNMENT OF PROCESSES TO COMPUTATIONAL RESOURCES||WO||27.04.2017|
||PCT/GB2015/053155||HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LP||TOFTS, Chris|
Method by which a plurality of processes are assigned to a plurality of computational resources, each computational resource providing resource capacities in a plurality of processing dimensions. Processing loads are associated in each processing dimension with each process. A loading metric is associated with each process based on the processing loads in each processing dimension. One or more undesignated computational resources are designated from the plurality of computational resources to host unassigned processes from the plurality of processes.In descending order of the loading metric one unassigned process is assigned from the plurality of processes to each one of the one or more designated computational resources.In ascending order of the loading metric any remaining unassigned processes are assigned from the plurality of processes to the one or more designated computational resources whilst there remains sufficient resource capacity in each of the plurality of processing dimensions.
WO/2017/068311 DEMODULATION OF NONUNIFORM QAM SIGNALS||WO||27.04.2017|
||PCT/GB2015/053163||TOSHIBA RESEARCH EUROPE LIMITED||SANDELL, Magnus Stig Torsten|
There is provided a device and method for demodulating a pulse amplitude modulated, hereinafter referred to as PAM, signal. The device comprises memory storing a set of boundaries of regions in which the log likelihood ratio, hereinafter referred to as LLR, for each bit to be determined is represented by a linear function of the received signal, along with the properties of the linear function for each bit for each region; and a controller. The controller is configured to: receive a PAM signal to be demodulated; determine which region the signal falls within; for each bit to be determined, retrieve the properties of the linear function for the LLR for the bit within the determined region and determine, from this linear function, the LLR value for the bit; and demodulate the signal based on the determined LLR values.
A crematorium (10) comprising sequentially interconnected primary (20), secondary (28), plenum (22) and tertiary (24) chambers, the a primary chamber (20) being a combustion chamber shaped and sized to accommodate a human body and comprising one or more burners (30) adapted, in use, to ignite, and sustain the combustion of, a human body placed inside the primary combustion chamber (20); the secondary (28) and tertiary (24) chambers each comprising one or more additional burners (32, 34) adapted, in use, to re-heat flue gasses expelled from the primary chamber (20), and wherein the plenum chamber (22) is located adjacent the primary chamber (20) such that re-heated flue gasses expelled from the secondary chamber (28) heat at least one wall (50) of the primary chamber (20).
WO/2017/068313 MOBILE INCINERATOR WITH AIR AND WATER HEATING||WO||27.04.2017|
An incinerator (10) comprising: a combustion chamber (12) and a flue (22) in fluid communication with the combustion chamber (12); a primary gas-to-gas heat exchanger (24) associated with the flue (22); a secondary gas-to-liquid heat exchanger (36); means (34) for forcing a supply of air (52) through the primary (24) and secondary (36) heat exchangers; and a heat sink (40, 42, 44, 46) adapted, in use, to capture heat from the secondary heat exchanger (36). The provision of a primary gas-to-gas heat exchanger (24) associated with the incinerator flue (22) means the problem of water boiling in a gas-to-liquid heat exchanger is overcome. By controlling the means (34) for forcing a supply of air (52) through the primary (24) and secondary (36) heat exchangers, the amount of heat recovery can be adjusted.
WO/2017/068314 MEDICO-SURGICAL TUBES AND THEIR MANUFACTURE||WO||27.04.2017|
||PCT/GB2016/000169||SMITHS MEDICAL INTERNATIONAL LIMITED||PAGAN, Eric|
A tracheostomy tube assembly includes an outer tracheostomy tube (1) and a removable inner cannula (3). The inner cannula (3) is made by helically winding PTFE tape (40) on a mandrel (42) and applying a reinforcing strip (34) of PTFE or other materials longitudinally along the outside of the wound tape. The tape and strip are then heated to sinter and bond them together and convert the PTFE to ePTFE and form an inner layer. An outer layer (46) is extruded along the outside of the inner layer. The shaft (30) is cut between the ends of adjacent reinforcing strips (34) to leave a short unreinforced portion (35) at the patient end (32) of each shaft.
WO/2017/068315 INK-JET PRINTING PROCESS||WO||27.04.2017|
||PCT/GB2016/000186||FUJIFILM IMAGING COLORANTS, INC.||DIMOTAKIS, Emmanuel|
A process for printing on a textile substrate comprising the steps of: (I) preparing an ink comprising the following components: (a) from 1 to 8 parts of a self-dispersible pigment which comprises a carboxy-functional dispersant crosslinked around a pigment core by a crosslinking agent having at least two groups selected from oxetane, carbodiimide, hydrazide, oxazoline, aziridine, isocyanate, N-methylol, keteneimine, isocyanurate and epoxy groups; (b) from 0 to 16 parts of a binder selected from one or more of an acrylic latex binder, a styrene acrylic latex binder and a styrene butadiene latex binder wherein the binder has a Tg in the range of from -25°C to 35°C; (c) from 1 to 30 parts of one or more water-miscible organic solvents (d) from 0.1 to 3 parts of a surfactant; (e) from 0 to 5 parts of biocide; (f) from 0 to 10 parts of a viscosity modifier; (g) from 0 to 10 parts of a polyurethane latex binder with a Tg in the range of from -25°C to 35°C; (h) from 0 to 6 parts of a cross linking agent; and (i) the balance to 100 parts water: (II) optionally preparing a latex binders solution comprising; i) from 1 to 16 parts of one or more latex binders selected from an acrylic latex binder, a styrene acrylic latex binder and a styrene butadiene latex binder where the latex binder(s) have a Tg in the range of from -25°C to 35°C; ii) from 0 to 6 parts of a polyurethane latex binder; and iii) from 0 to 5 parts of a cross linking agent: (III) printing the ink prepared in step (I) on to a textile substrate using a ink jet printer with a single pass print head and optionally pre-printing or overprinting with the latex binder solution from step (II) (IV) curing the printed textile substrate from step (III): provided that if component (b) in the ink prepared in step (a) is 0 then optional step (II) is compulsory. Also inks, ink-sets, ink containers and ink-jet printers.
WO/2017/068316 A RIDE-ON OR WALK-BEHIND GOLF TROLLEY||WO||27.04.2017|
||PCT/GB2016/000190||HERRICK, Michael||HERRICK, Michael|
A ride-on or walk-behind golf trolley (1) has a base chassis (2) that allows a user to stand on the golf trolley at or towards the rear of the chassis (2); wheels (5) and a power means configured to provide power to the wheels, and; a support stand (3) pivotally connected to the front of the base chassis (2), the support stand extending upwards from the base chassis and rotatable between an upright ride-on position where the support stand (3) is upright and forwards, and a walk-behind position where the support stand (3) is pivoted rearwards to extend over the chassis (2), the support stand (3) configured to carry and support a golf bag in use, the top portion of the support stand configured to be grasped by a user when riding on or walking behind the golf trolley (1).
WO/2017/068317 MEMORY ACCESS INSTRUCTIONS||WO||27.04.2017|
||PCT/GB2016/052736||ARM LIMITED||PARKER, Jason|
A data processing system (2) includes an instruction decoder (10) which decodes protected memory access instructions (LDR/STR) and less-protected memory access instructions (LDNPR/STNPR) to generate control signals for controlling a load store unit (12). The less-protected memory access instructions are associated with less restrictive memory access conditions than the protected memory access instructions. As an example, less-protected memory access instructions may be used to access shared memory regions (26, 28) whereas protected memory access instructions may not be used to access such shared regions. Conversely, less-protected memory access instructions may not be used to access private memory regions (30, 32, 34).
WO/2017/068318 HANDLING EXCEPTIONAL CONDITIONS FOR VECTOR ARITHMETIC INSTRUCTION||WO||27.04.2017|
||PCT/GB2016/052837||ARM LIMITED||GABRIELLI, Giacomo|
Processing circuitry 30, 35 supports a first type of vector arithmetic instruction specifying at least a first input vector. When at least one exceptional condition is detected for an arithmetic operation performed for a first active data element of the first input vector in a predetermined sequence, the processing circuitry 30, 35 performs at least one response action. When the at least one exceptional condition is detected for a given active data element other than the first active data element in the predetermined sequence, the processing circuitry 30, 35 suppresses the at least one response action and stores elements identifying information identifying which data element is the given active data element which triggered the exceptional condition. This can be useful for reducing the amount of hardware resource for tracking the occurrence of the exceptional conditions and/or supporting speculative execution of vector instructions.
WO/2017/068319 H-SHAPED SPIRIT LEVEL||WO||27.04.2017|
||PCT/GB2016/052954||BRYCE, Richard||BRYCE, Richard|
A spirit level comprising a generally central elongate bar (1), and at least one pair of arm members (6) pivotally coupled at a respective end of said bar for movement between a first, extended, generally H-shaped configuration in which said arm members (6) extend from said end of side bar at an angle thereto, and a second folded configuration, in which a side-wall of each of said arm members (6) is substantially parallel to and located against or adjacent to a side edge of said central bar, wherein at least one bulb (2) containing a bubble is provided in or on said central bar (1) and oriented substantially parallel to its longitudinal axis, and at least one bulb (2) containing a bubble is provided in or on an arm member (6) and oriented substantially parallel to its longitudinal axis.