WO/2016/113519 SUB-PLATE MOUNTED VALVE||WO||21.07.2016|
||PCT/GB2015/050081||AXON ENERGY PRODUCTS UK LTD||LYNCH, Jonathan|
A sub-plate mounted valve for installation in a sub-plate or manifold for controlling hydraulic systems, such as subsea blowout preventers. A spool (123) disposed within the valve is movable between an open position in which fluid flow is permitted from a supply port (108) of the manifold to a function port (106) of the manifold, and a closed position in which fluid flow is permitted between a return port (110) of the manifold and the function port (106). The spool (123) is moved between the open and the closed position by supplying pressurized fluid to a piston (126) disposed on the outside surface of the spool. One or more springs (130) may also act on the piston to bias the spool into the open or the closed position. To facilitate proper alignment of the valve within the manifold, the valve may be rotated within the manifold to align indicators (450, 452) corresponding to particular features of the manifold and the valve.
||PCT/GB2015/050088||TOSHIBA RESEARCH EUROPE LIMITED||SEMA, Dumanli Oktar|
In an embodiment, an antenna is disclosed. The antenna comprises: a substrate of dielectric material, the substrate being substantially planar and defining a first surface and a second surface opposed to the first surface; an electrically conductive ground plane on the first surface, the ground plane defining a slot; a first feed line configured to receive a first input signal having a frequency within an operating frequency range, the first feed line extending over the slot on the second surface in a first direction by a length of between 0.3 and 0.4 wavelengths of a signal in the operating frequency range and terminating over the slot, the first feed line being offset from a central axis of the slot running in the first direction; a second feed line configured to receive a second input signal having a frequency within the operating frequency range, the second feed line extending on the second surface in a second direction, the second direction being orthogonal to the first direction, the second feed line terminating over the slot at least a distance of 0.1 wavelengths of a signal in the operating frequency range from the first feed line such that the first and second feed lines do not intersect, the second feed line extending substantially perpendicularly from a location on an edge of the slot between 0.4 and 0.6 of the extent of that edge.
WO/2016/113521 AUTHENTICATION METHOD||WO||21.07.2016|
||PCT/GB2015/052771||VALIDSOFT UK LIMITED||PETERSEN, John|
An authentication method. The method comprises comparing user voice data received via an electronic device to a stored voice template to determine a voice authentication parameter. A voice authentication threshold is determined and the voice authentication parameter is compared to the voice authentication threshold to determine whether to authenticate the user. Determining the voice authentication threshold comprises determining a current value of an enrolment counter, then comparing the current value of the enrolment counter to an enrolment counter threshold and determining whether the stored voice template is fully enrolled according to the result. If the stored voice template is fully enrolled, the voice authentication threshold is set to a first voice authentication threshold. If the stored voice template is not fully enrolled then a device attribute received from the electronic device is compared to a stored device attribute. If the received device attribute matches the stored device attribute, the voice authentication threshold is set to a second voice authentication threshold determined by the current value of the enrolment counter. If the received device attribute does not match the stored device attribute, the voice authentication threshold is set to a third voice authentication threshold.
WO/2016/113522 IMPROVEMENTS IN OR RELATING TO DECORATING ROLLERS||WO||21.07.2016|
||PCT/GB2015/052775||CORAL TOOLS LIMITED||PAGE, Matthew|
A retention assembly (10) for a hollow tubular decorating roller (202) comprising a fixed mount member (12) that is securable in use to a roller frame (26). The fixed mount member (12) includes a first primary support formation (16) and a first retention formation (18) that extends radially beyond the first primary support formation (16). The retention assembly (10) also includes a separable mount member (14) that is selectively couplable with the fixed mount member (12). The separable mount member (14) includes a second primary support formation (20) and a second retention formation (22) that extends radially beyond the second primary support formation (20). The first and second primary support formations (16, 20) are received, in use, by a respective end (204a, 204b) of a hollow tubular decorating roller (202). The first and second retention formations (18, 22) cooperate with one another while the separable mount member (14) is coupled with the fixed mount member (12) to in use retain a hollow tubular decorating roller (202) therebetween.
WO/2016/113523 MOTOR MOUNT||WO||21.07.2016|
||PCT/GB2015/053577||DYSON TECHNOLOGY LIMITED||DOUGLAS, Craig|
Disclosed is a mount for an electric motor, the mount comprising a sleeve (120) for receiving a motor, the sleeve (120) including an annular seal (140) extending around the sleeve (120) and a recess (170) extending around the circumference of the sleeve (120). The sleeve (120) has a first end and a second end. The recess (170) may be disposed adjacent the first end of the sleeve (120). The annular seal (140) may be disposed at the first end and the recess (170) next to the annular seal (140). The first end may be a downstream end of the mount. The recess (170) may be an indentation extending circumferentially around the sleeve (120). The recess (170) may be provided on a radially outer surface of the sleeve (120). The recess (170) may comprise first and second radial surfaces which are spaced apart when in an uncompressed state. The first and second surfaces are pressed together when in a compressed state. Also disclosed is a hair care appliance comprising such a mount.
WO/2016/113518 CURABLE COMPOSITIONS AND MEMBRANES||WO||21.07.2016|
||PCT/GB2015/000310||FUJIFILM MANUFACTURING EUROPE BV||MARTINEZ, Elisa Huerta|
A curable composition comprising the components (i) 0 to 60 wt% non-ionic crosslinker(s); (ii) 20 to 85 wt% curable ionic compound(s) comprising an anionic group and at least one ethylenically unsaturated group; (iii) 15 to 45 wt% solvent(s); (iv) 0 to 10 wt% of photoinitiator(s); and (v) 2 to 45 wt% of structure modifier(s); wherein the molar ratio of component (v) : (ii) is 0.25 to 0.65. The compositions are useful for preparing membranes for (reverse) electrodialysis.
WO/2016/113524 ROTARY ACTUATOR||WO||21.07.2016|
||PCT/GB2015/053715||LB BENTLEY LIMITED||JURCZYK, Krzysztof|
An actuator comprises a housing (18), piston driven member (26) axially movable within the housing (18) and being coupled to the housing (18) by a first pin and ramp coupling such that axial movement of the piston driven member (26) relative to the housing (18) is accompanied by angular movement of the piston driven member (26) relative to the housing (18), and an output member (34) constrained against axial movement relative to the housing (18) and coupled to the piston driven member (26) by a second pin and ramp coupling such that both axial and angular movement of the piston driven member (26) drive the output member (34) for angular movement relative to the housing (18).
WO/2016/113538 ISOLATING TRANSMISSION LINE TRANSFORMER||WO||21.07.2016|
||PCT/GB2016/000010||HIGH SPEED TRANSMISSION SOLUTIONS LIMITED||LACEY, Glenn Richard|
An isolating Transmission Line Transformer (ITLT) for use in a data communications- system is disclosed. The ITLT comprises a core, a first port for connection to a data source, and a second port for connection to a transmission or data receiver line, said second port being on substantially the opposite side of the core to the first port. In addition, a transmission line is formed by first and second conductors, the first conductor being connected in series to the first port and the second conductor being connected in series to the second port to provide d.c. isolation between the ports. The conductors are arranged side- by-side though or around the core, and each executes a single turn or winding through or around the core.
WO/2016/113551 STRUCTURAL DAMAGE DETECTION||WO||21.07.2016|
||PCT/GB2016/050062||BAE SYSTEMS PLC||CHEN, Jiye|
Disclosed is a method of assessing a structural defect presence in a structure, the method comprising the steps of: determining at least one critical damage strain value of the structure, capturing a first image of a surface of the structure under a first loading condition; capturing a second image of the surface of the structure under a second loading condition; assigning a position matrix on the captured first image; obtaining a deformation matrix comprising a deformation value at each position of the position matrix by using an image correlation technique on the first and second images, and by comparing deformation of corresponding parts of the surface captured therein; calculating a strain matrix using the obtained deformation matrix; and determining a micro-crack to be present at a position if an element of the strain matrix representing the strain at the position is greater than or equal to a predetermined critical damage strain value, wherein the critical damage strain value is a strain value at which a micro-crack is detected or predicted to appear and/or propagate.
WO/2016/113574 LABELLING APPARATUS AND METHOD||WO||21.07.2016|
||PCT/GB2016/050099||CATCHPOINT LIMITED||COOPER, Michael John|
The invention relates to the application of labels (8) from a supply of labels (2) which are defined in sheet material (6) and in which adjacent labels are joined together by a line of weakening (14) to form a continuous label supply. The label sheet material is provided with a layer of adhesive which contacts with a backing layer (10) to form the label supply. The leading label (8') is provided with a leading edge portion (38) detached from the backing layer (10) for application at an application point (22) to an article (20) and the article and label feed movement are controlled such that the remainder of the label can be detached from the backing layer, and the line of weakening broken effectively and accurately and without the need for the sheet material of the label supply and /or backing layer to have a thickness to provide the level of rigidity or stiffness of the material which is conventionally required, thereby reducing material usage and wastage.