WO/2017/046549 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGEMENT OF OPERATIONAL INCIDENTS BY A FACILITY SUPPORT SERVICE||WO||23.03.2017|
||PCT/GB2015/052679||COMPUTACENTER UK LTD.||RAYNER, Steve|
There is disclosed a computer-implemented incident management system comprising a first interface for receiving details of an incident, a ticketing module arranged to generate a first electronic ticket in accordance with said details received via the first interface, and a second interface for providing information relating to the incident to a user. The second interface provides the information relating to the incident in conjunction with an associated user input element and in response to activation of the associated user input element, the system forwards data identifying the user and the incident to the ticketing module. In response to receipt of said data identifying the user and the incident, the ticketing module is arranged to generate a second electronic ticket in association with the first electronic ticket.
WO/2017/046550 TUBES AND THEIR MANUFACTURE||WO||23.03.2017|
||PCT/GB2016/000155||SMITHS MEDICAL INTERNATIONAL LIMITED||BATEMAN, Timothy|
The inner cannula (3) of a tracheostomy tube includes a shaft (30) extruded of an ePTFE material. The axial strength of the shaft is increased by heating elongate portions (34 and 35) along the shaft such as by contact with a heated roller (205). The heating is sufficient to alter the structure of the material and make the heated portions (34 and 35) more rigid than the remainder of the shaft.
WO/2017/046551 THREAD DISPENSER||WO||23.03.2017|
||PCT/GB2016/000165||FORRESTER, Andrew||FORRESTER, Andrew|
A thread or floss dispenser (1) is disclosed, comprising a container (3) for housing a quantity of thread (11). The container has a substantially flat external wall (16) through which is provided an aperture (12) for the thread to emerge from the interior of the container. A cap (5) is slidably connected to the container so that it can move in a reciprocal manner, along the plane of the external wall, between open and closed positions. The external wall has an elongate recess (13) extending from the aperture towards a terminating point (17) near to the edge of the wall, The edge or underside of the cap carries a blade (27) that, as it passes over the terminating point of the recess towards the closed position, effects cutting of the thread.
WO/2017/046552 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MONITORING PARTICLES IN A LIQUID||WO||23.03.2017|
||PCT/GB2016/052448||CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY||MCADAM, Ewan|
Particles in a liquid flow are monitored by reflected light fluorescence. The flow may pass through a flow cell (10) having a viewing window (14). The flow cell may be partitioned by a membrane (12) so that deposition of particles can be monitored. The use of reflected light fluorescence enables the monitoring of small particles (under 3ųm) which are important in the fouling of membrane surfaces in membrane bioreactors, but which are undetectable by conventional direct observation methods.
WO/2017/046553 GAS TREATMENT ASSEMBLY||WO||23.03.2017|
||PCT/GB2016/052450||CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY||MCADAM, Ewan|
A gas treatment assembly for controlling the CO2/CH4ratio of a gas stream (generally from a biogas unit) to make it more suitable as input for a combined heat and power (CHP) system uses a treatment module (10) in which the gas and a treatment liquid pass in contraflow, separated by a membrane (18). Generally the membrane has the form of a bundle of tubes, with one flow path passing through the interiors. The membrane is selected to allow passage of the gas (or a part thereof) but to resist passage of the liquid. It may be microporous and hydrophobic.
WO/2017/046554 ANTHRATHIOPHENE DERIVATIVES WITH TRANSVERSE SOLUBILISING UNITS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS AS ORGANIC SEMICONDUCTORS||WO||23.03.2017|
||PCT/GB2016/052493||CAMBRIDGE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY LIMITED||ISLAM, Nazrul|
Anthrathiophene derivatives are disclosed, which comprise transverse solubilising groups at transversal positions relative to the longitudinal axis of the anthracene core. These compounds enable preferential molecular stacking and a high field effect mobility and at the same time show improved solubility as compared to known benzothiophene based materials. In addition, organic thin films comprising these derivatives, their use in electronic devices and components, such as organic thin film transistors, and methods of manufacturing the same are disclosed.
WO/2017/046555 RIM FOR A WHEEL||WO||23.03.2017|
||PCT/GB2016/052533||DYMAG GROUP LIMITED||WALLS-BRUCK, Marcus|
Herein is described a non-metallic rim for a wheel, the rim comprising: a barrel having first and second flanges extending radially outward from opposing edges of the barrel, and the barrel comprising a first bead seat and a second bead seat arranged axially inwardly, respectively, of the first and second flanges, wherein a primary structural component extends at least through the first flange and the barrel, the primary structural component being capable of bearing the majority of the radial and/or lateral load that, in use, would be borne by the rim a protective insert is disposed between an outer face of the first flange and the primary structural component and/or at least a portion of the first bead seat is spaced apart from the primary structural component and the primary structural component, bead seat and, if present, the protective insert are bound by a polymer matrix.
WO/2017/046556 INJECTION DEVICE||WO||23.03.2017|
||PCT/GB2016/052569||CONSORT MEDICAL PLC||GLOVER, Robert|
An injection device having an outer housing configured to receive a syringe. The syringe has a barrel for containing medicament and a needle in fluid communication with the barrel. The device further has a needle shield axially moveable relative to the outer housing between a needle covering position and a needle exposing position and a biasing means to bias the needle shield axially forwardly toward the needle covering position. A locking sleeve, axially movable relative to the outer housing between a non- locking position and a locking position, selectively limits axial movement of the needle shield. In a first configuration, the needle shield is axially slideable within the locking sleeve to permit rearward axial movement of the needle shield from the needle covering position to the needle exposing position. In a subsequent configuration, the needle shield is prevented from moving axially rearwardly by interference with the locking sleeve, thereby maintaining the needle shield in the needle protecting position. The device may reduce the risk of needle stick injuries when compared to known injection devices and also may prevent unintentional reuse of the device.
WO/2017/046557 VACUUM CLEANER||WO||23.03.2017|
||PCT/GB2016/052609||DYSON TECHNOLOGY LIMITED||DIMBYLOW, Stephen|
A handheld vacuum cleaner (2) comprising a handle (6) by which the vacuum cleaner is supported during use and a cyclonic separating unit (8) having a first end and a second end. An inlet duct (30, 36) extends through the first end of the cyclonic separating unit (8). The cyclonic separating unit (8) is arranged to extend away from the handle (6) such that the first end is further from the handle (6) than the second end.
WO/2017/046558 VACUUM CLEANER||WO||23.03.2017|
||PCT/GB2016/052610||DYSON TECHNOLOGY LIMITED||DIMBYLOW, Stephen|
A handheld vacuum cleaner (2) comprising a handle (6) by which the vacuum cleaner is supported during use, a cyclonic separating unit (8) comprising a separator (18) having a cyclone chamber (28) which defines a separator axis X and an inlet duct (30, 36) having an inlet duct axis which is substantially parallel with the separator axis X. The cyclonic separating unit (8) extends at least partly around a portion of the inlet duct (30, 36).