WO/2016/016594 CONFIGURING MAC PARAMETERS IN BODY AREA NETWORKS||WO||04.02.2016|
||PCT/GB2014/052336||KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA ||SUBRAMANI, Siva Kupanna |
In an embodiment, a method of medium access control in a co-ordinator node of a body area network is disclosed. The body area network comprises the co-ordinator node and a plurality of sensor nodes. Each of the sensor nodes comprises a sensor and is configured to wirelessly communicate with the co-ordinator node in time slots defined by a plurality of medium access control superframes. The method comprises receiving at the co-ordinator node, a signal from a first sensor node of the plurality of sensor nodes, the signal comprising an indication of a measured quantity at the first sensor node, the measured quantity being indicative of an attribute of a wireless link of the body area network between the first sensor node and the co-ordinator node; estimating an attribute of the link using the indication; and configuring parameters of a medium access control superframe using the estimated attribute.
WO/2016/016595 PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE AND PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE SEATING ASSEMBLY||WO||04.02.2016|
||PCT/GB2014/052357||AXON ENERGY PRODUCTS UK LTD ||CAMPBELL, Paul |
A relief valve having a valve seat assembly with a valve member inserted in a bore. In a closed position, the valve member seals against a valve seat, preventing flow through the valve. In an open position, the valve member lifts from the seat permitting flow through the valve. The valve member partially abuts the bore in both the open and closed positions, maintaining alignment of the valve member within the bore. The non-abutting surface of the valve member and the inner surface of the bore define fluid pathways such that in the open position, fluid is permitted to flow around the valve member and through the relief valve.
||PCT/GB2015/050471||DIRECT HEALTHCARE SERVICES LIMITED ||LEWIS, Jon |
The present invention concerns a mattress arrangement (100) and mattress. More particularly, but not exclusively, this invention concerns a mattress to assist in the prevention of pressure sores, and a method of reducing pressure sores. A mattress comprises a first air-holding portion (102) and a second air-holding portion (104). The first air-holding portion comprises the approximate middle section of the mattress and the second air- holding portion comprises the foot portion of the mattress. The first air-holding portion is connected to the second air-holding portion via a connecting portion arranged to allow only one-way airflow from the first air-holding portion to the second air-holding portion. The first air- holding portion includes a one-way air inlet valve and the second air- holding portion includes a one-way air outlet valve.
WO/2016/016603 A METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR TREATMENT OF FLUIDS||WO||04.02.2016|
||PCT/GB2015/050627||TYPHON TREATMENT SYSTEMS LIMITED ||MCNULTY, Peter |
This invention is directed to a method, system and apparatus (10) for the treatment fluids. An apparatus (10) for the treatment of a fluid comprises a fluid chamber (16) and at least one ultraviolet light unit (12, 13) arranged at a periphery of the fluid chamber (16). The at least one ultraviolet light unit (12, 13) comprises at least one ultraviolet light emitting diode (13) and an ultraviolet light directing element (12). The ultraviolet light directing element (12) is configured to collimate at least a portion of the light emitted from the at least one ultraviolet light emitting diode (13) in use such that the ultraviolet light rays emitted from each ultraviolet light unit (12, 13) are parallel in a first plane. Also described is a method for the cooling a light emitting diode in a fluid treatment system.
WO/2016/016604 GROUND LEVEL ILLUMINATION SYSTEM||WO||04.02.2016|
||PCT/GB2015/051561||CYCLOPS ROAD STUDS LIMITED ||MESSIOU, Antoine Yvon |
A ground level illumination system such as a road stud comprises a light source (12) positioned below ground level (8). An optics block (9) and a top block (2) transmit light from the source (12) to the exterior, the light rising at a shallow angle as a collimated beam in the top block (2) to emerge at a window (4) above the ground level (8). The window (4) is shaped to refract the light into a beam (16) that descends at a shallow angle relative to the ground level (8). The emerging beam (16) may be used to illuminate road markings (26) formed from luminous paint that can be re-charged by the illumination system. A feedback mechanism (82) can measure reflected light levels to maintain the optimal "charge" in the paint. A further element (84) of the system may also compare the intensity of reflected light at different wavelengths to detect the presence of fog.
WO/2016/016609 A SECURITY BARRIER||WO||04.02.2016|
||PCT/GB2015/052094||MCGARIAN, Bruce ||MCGARIAN, Bruce |
A security barrier comprising: a substantially planar support element (2) having a top edge and a bottom edge; and a bulbous barrier element (7), the barrier element having a top edge and a bottom edge, with a curved protruding section extending between the top and bottom edges, the protruding section extending away from the plane containing the top and bottom edges, wherein: the support element and barrier element are connected to each other at a connection region (13) at or near their top edges and define an internal space therebetween which may receive a generally planar structure having a top edge (8,36).
WO/2016/016605 A DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND A METHOD OF HANDLING ADDRESS TRANSLATION WITHIN A DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS||WO||04.02.2016|
||PCT/GB2015/051809||ARM LIMITED ||HANSSON, Andreas |
A data processing apparatus and method are provided for performing address translation in response to a memory access request issued by processing circuitry of the data processing apparatus and specifying a virtual address for a data item. Address translation circuitry performs an address translation process with reference to at least one descriptor provided by at least one page table, in order to produce a modified memory access request specifying a physical address for the data item. The address translation circuitry includes page table walk circuitry configured to generate at least one page table walk request in order to retrieve the at least one descriptor required for the address translation process. In addition, walk ahead circuitry is located in a path between the address translation circuitry and a memory device containing the at least one page table. The walk ahead circuitry comprises detection circuitry used to detect a memory page table walk request generated by the page table walk circuitry of the address translation circuitry for a descriptor in a page table. In addition, the walk ahead circuitry has further request generation circuitry which is used to generate a prefetch memory request in order to prefetch data from the memory device at a physical address determined with reference to the descriptor requested by the detected memory page table walk request. This prefetched data may be another descriptor required as part of the address translation process, or may be the actual data item being requested by the processing circuitry. Such an approach can significantly reduce latency associated with the address translation process.
WO/2016/016607 MANAGING DISPLAY DATA FOR DISPLAY||WO||04.02.2016|
||PCT/GB2015/052023||DISPLAYLINK (UK) LIMITED ||JAMES, Paul |
A method of managing display data to be sent from a host device (10) for display on a remote display device (2) involves storing two or more consecutive frames of display data to be displayed, comparing a group of one or more pixels of display data in an analysis area (27) in the current frame with a corresponding group of a previous frame to determine which groups have changed, storing an indication of which groups of one or more pixels have changed, determining a region (34) that includes at least one group of one or more pixels (29) that has changed, storing the display data for the region (34) within which at least one group of one or more pixels (29) has changed, and transmitting to the remote display device the display data only for the region (34) within which at least one group of one or more pixels has changed.
WO/2016/016597 A CONNECTOR DEVICE||WO||04.02.2016|
||PCT/GB2015/000209||KUTTING UK LIMITED ||SHORROCK, Lee, Peter |
A connector device (10) comprising a male part (12) and a female part (50) which engages the male part (12) when those two parts (12 and 50) are connected together, those two parts (12 and 50) having respective passageways which are coaxial when those two parts (12 and 50) are connected together. A collet (24) surrounds the male part (12) and is coupled thereto, which collet (12) has an external screwthread which engages an internal screwthread on the female part (50), so that relative rotation between those screwthreads in a given sense causes the female part (50) to sealingly engage the male part (12). The collet (24) has at least one slot (40) in it extending longitudinally with respect to the axis of the screwthreads to enable it to be splayed. A wedge part (34) is located between the male part (12) and the collet (24) and is displaceable longitudinally with respect to the axis of the screwthreads to splay the collet (24) thereby to lock the male and female parts (12 and 50) in such a sealing engagement with one another.
WO/2016/016613 HUMIDIFYING APPARATUS||WO||04.02.2016|
||PCT/GB2015/052131||DYSON TECHNOLOGY LIMITED ||DARVILL, William |
Humidifying apparatus includes a body and a nozzle detachably mounted on the body. The body includes a chamber, a water tank for supplying water to the chamber, and a motor-driven impeller for generating an air flow over water stored in the chamber. An ultraviolet radiation emitting lamp irradiates water stored in the chamber. The air flow is humidified with water from the chamber, and conveyed to the nozzle for emission from the apparatus. A sensor detects the position of the nozzle relative to the body, and a drive circuit controls the actuation of the lamp depending on an output from the sensor.