WO/2015/040607 A METHOD AND A DEVICE FOR DETERMINING THE MASS FLOW RATE AND THE PRESENCE OR ABSENCE OF A LIQUID FLOWING IN A PIPE||WO||26.03.2015|
||PCT/IE2014/000015||DAIRYMASTER||DALY, John Gerard|
A device (1) for determining the mass flow rate of milk turbulently flowing with air in a pipe (2) in pulsed milk slugs comprises sampling a signal from a microphone (8) of the device (1) indicative of sonic signals produced by the milk flow. The sampled signals are read by a microprocessor (15) which applies a Fast Fourier Transform to the sampled signal to produce the frequency domain of the sampled signal. The microprocessor (15) is configured to compute the average energy value of the sampled signal in the frequency bandwidth of 6 kHz to 15 kHz during consecutive monitoring periods. The average energy values are inserted into a calibration equation, which may be a power law equation, a polynomial equation, a logarithmic equation or any other such suitable equation in order to convert the average energy value to a mass flow rate of the milk flowing through the pipe 2 during that predefined monitoring period. The total mass flow of milk flowing through the pipeline (2) during a period from T1 to T2 is determined by integrating the determined mass flow rate of the milk from the time T1 to the time T2. Disengagement of a milking cluster from the teats of an animal as a result of kick-off during milking is also determined when the monitored signal from the microphone (8) transitions from the signal indicative of milk flowing in pulsed slugs to a continuous relatively high energy noise signal indicative of air being continuously drawn through the pipeline.
WO/2015/036986 WOUND FLUID ELEVATED PROTEASE ENZYME INHIBITION THROUGH CAMELID BLOOD PRODUCTS.||WO||19.03.2015|
||PCT/IE2014/000014||PRENDERGAST, Patrick T.||PRENDERGAST, Patrick T.|
Camelid blood products their peptide isolates and synthetic sequences for wound fluid elevated protease enzyme inhibition. The present invention provides evidence that Metalloprotease and other Protease enzyme (e.g. elastase) peptide inhibitors are present in camelid serum /plasma can be used alone or combined with other agents to enhance healing in the treatment of chronic wounds and burns by inhibiting elevated wound fluid protease activity. These protease enzymes inhibitors present in camelid serum/ plasma can be demonstrated to inhibit chronic non-healing wound fluid proteolytic enzymes by the use of wound fluid assaykits specifically designed to measure wound fluid protease activity. The serum/ plasma and isolated or synthesised peptides of this patent have use in the treatment of a range of cosmetic skin indications and diseases such as disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, cardiovascular conditions and specifically in the treatment of wound healing and burns and in scar tissue healing.
WO/2014/203232 A SAFETY APPARATUS||WO||24.12.2014|
||PCT/IE2014/000012||MCENTEE, Thomas, Gerard||MCENTEE, Thomas, Gerard|
A gas disperser (1) for use in directing toxic gases released from slurry tanks (7) during slurry mixing with a slurry mixer (2) away from operatives (9) and animals, the gas disperser (1) being adaptable to be integral or combined with the slurry mixer (2) to provide a unitary slurry mixer (2) and gas disperser (1) for safe mixing of slurry in enclosed spaces such the slurry tanks (7) of slatted houses..
WO/2014/203233 A LOG SPLITTER, AND A METHOD FOR SPLITTING A LOG||WO||24.12.2014|
||PCT/IE2014/000013||CONROY, Bernard Michael||CONROY, Bernard Michael|
A log splitter (1) for coupling to a dipper arm (2) of an earth working machine comprises a support element (3) and an anvil (5) extending perpendicularly from the support element (3). A splitting element (6) is slideable longitudinally along the support element (3) from a receiving state spaced apart from and defining with the anvil (5) an open mouth (9) for receiving a log, and a splitting state adjacent the anvil (5) for splitting the log. A primary ram (7) coupled between the splitting element (6) and a mounting bracket (20) extending from the support element (3) urges the splitting element (6) between the receiving and splitting states. A mounting element (10) couples the log splitter (1) to the dipper arm (2) and is pivotally coupled to the support element (3) by a main pivot shaft (45), so that the support element (3) is pivotal about the main pivot shaft (45) through an angle of 95° relative to the mounting bracket (10) from a first state with the open mouth (9) facing in a first direction, and a second state with the open mouth (9) facing in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, thereby permitting the log splitter (1) to engage horizontally or vertically disposed logs or logs inclined to the vertical for splitting thereof.
WO/2014/199363 A METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING WITH AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE LOCATABLE ON OR IN AN ANIMAL||WO||18.12.2014|
||PCT/IE2014/000011||DAIRYMASTER||HARTY, Edmond Patrick|
An electronic monitoring device (20) for attaching to an animal (21 ) for determining a plurality of states of an animal (21). The monitoring device (20) comprises an NFC module (31) which facilitates wireless communication between a smart phone (32) and the monitoring device (20). The monitoring device (20) comprises an accelerometer (27) for monitoring acceleration of the head (25) of the animal (21 ). A microprocessor (28) determines various states of the animal from signals received from the accelerometer (27). The smart phone (32) is programmed by a software application which allows an identifying code of the monitoring device (20) to be read from the memory chip (36) and cross-referenced in the smart phone (32) with the identity of an animal, which can be inputted into the smart phone (32). Data relating to the state or states of the animal can be read from the microprocessor (28) through the NFC module (31) wirelessly into the smart phone (32). Additionally, data relating to the animal stored in a cloud computer server corresponding to the state or states of the animal is downloaded from the cloud computer server by the smart phone (32).
WO/2014/199361 A METHOD, A DEVICE AND A SYSTEM FOR DETECTING A STATE OF AN ANIMAL||WO||18.12.2014|
||PCT/IE2014/000009||DAIRYMASTER||HARTY, Edmond, Patrick|
A device (5) attached to the neck (6) of an animal (2) comprises an accelerometer (28) which produces first and second signals indicative of movement of the animal (2) and the raised and lowered states of the head of the animal. A microprocessor (30) in the device (5) processes the first and second signals to detect ruminating, resting, feeding and three activity states of the animal during respective second predefined time periods of approximately 15 minutes duration. Data indicative of the states of the animal is stored by the microprocessor (30) in the device (5) and periodically transmitted to a cloud computer server which further processes the data to determine various health states and other issues of the animal.
WO/2014/199362 A METHOD, A DEVICE AND A SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING A STATE OF AN ANIMAL||WO||18.12.2014|
||PCT/IE2014/000010||DAIRYMASTER||HARTY, Edmond Patrick|
A device (5) attached to the neck (6) of an animal (2) comprises an accelerometer (17) which produces first and second signals indicative of the raised and lowered state of the head (7) of the animal (2) and movement of the animal (2). A microprocessor (20) in the device (5) processes the first and second signals to determine if the animal is ruminating, resting, feeding or in a highly active state during respective second predefined time periods of approximately 15 minutes duration. Data indicative of the ruminating, resting, feeding and the highly active state of the animal is stored by the microprocessor (20) in the device (5) and is periodically wirelessly communicated to a base station computer which further processes the data to determine various health states of the animal.
WO/2014/178034 A PUMP, A WASTE DISPOSAL TRUCK AND A METHOD FOR PUMPING A PUMPABLE MATERIAL||WO||06.11.2014|
||PCT/IE2014/000008||COUNTRY CLEAN RECYCLING||O'REGAN, David, John|
A waste disposal truck comprising a solid matter storage chamber (6) and a compactor (7) for compacting solid matter being delivered to the solid matter storage chamber (6). A pumpable material storage chamber (9) is located on top of the solid matter storage chamber (6), and a pump (10) is mounted on the compactor (7) to the rear and to one side thereof for receiving and pumping pumpable material into the pumpable material storage chamber (9). The pump (10) comprises a pump housing (15) defining a pump chamber (16). An inlet port (24) is provided to the pump chamber (16). A sub-housing (25) extending upwardly from the pump housing (15) defines an inlet opening (45) to the inlet port (24). A piston (35) is carried on an hydraulic ram (33) which is pivotally coupled to an anchorage (31) in the sub- housing (25). The piston (35) is urged by the hydraulic ram (33) from a first state spaced apart above the inlet opening (45) through the inlet port (24) for discharging pumpable material in the pump chamber (16) through an outlet port (21), and in turn through a conduit (12) to the pumpable material storage chamber (9). A chute (47) directs pumpable material through the inlet opening (45) and the inlet port (24) to the pump chamber (16).
WO/2014/167556 A RAINWATER COLLECTION TANK AND A RAINWATER COLLECTION SYSTEM||WO||16.10.2014|
||PCT/IE2014/000007||SHEEHY, Denis||SHEEHY, Denis|
A rainwater collection system comprises a rainwater collection tank (10) located in a downpipe (8) from a rainwater gulley (6) of a flat roof (3). A connecting conduit (62), a pump (16) and a delivery conduit (85) delivers rainwater from the rainwater collection tank (10) to the rainwater storage tank (12), which is at a level lower than the rainwater collection tank (10). When rainwater reaches a predefined pumping level (92) in the rainwater collection tank (10), the pump is activated for a predefined initiating time period to initiate syphonic flow from the rainwater collection tank (10) to the rainwater storage tank (12). A peripheral wall (20) of the rainwater storage tank (10) tapers downwardly. A float controlled valve (30) in the rainwater collection tank (10) allows discharge of rainwater from the rainwater collection tank (10) into the downpipe (8) on the rainwater level in the rainwater collection tank (10) exceeding a predefined overflow level (32).
WO/2014/155372 HIGH VISIBILITY SAFETY MARKINGS TO ENHANCE ONCOMING VEHICLE RECOGNITION||WO||02.10.2014|
||PCT/IE2014/000006||RENEHAN, Anne||RENEHAN, Anne|
The present invention relates to visual safety of vehicles in the automotive industry, in particular the invention provides vehicle headlight and taillight regions, with high visibility retroreflective, conspicuity safety markings, to enhance vehicle recognition, when a vehicle is been driven with Head/Dim or taillights, which are not functioning correctly, or have not been turned on. The advantages of this invention are that, it enables vehicles to be more visible to other road users, especially when a badly lit vehicle is being approached from the front or rear, or in the event of a vehicle having faulty lights or forgetting to switch them on. By having the high visibility retroreflective, conspicuity safety markings (1, 3) contained within the light units (5a, 5b) keeps them clean and vibrant, ensure incoming traffic of the location, true width and type of vehicle they are approaching, by giving the impression of a well lit unit, therefore avoiding accidental collision.