WO/2016/185454 COUPLING APPARATUS FOR COUPLING AN AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT TO A PRIME MOVER||WO||24.11.2016|
||PCT/IE2016/000009||MCHALE ENGINEERING||MCHALE, Padraic Christopher|
Coupling apparatus (80) for coupling a mower (3) to a front three-point linkage of a tractor comprises a mounting element (17) for coupling to the three-point linkage and a carrier element (19) to which the mower (3) is coupled. A linkage mechanism (20) comprising upper link members (81) and a lower link member (23) couples the carrier element (19) to the mounting element (17). The lower link member (23) is pivotally coupled to the mounting element (17) about a first lower pivot axis (30). A pair of take-up springs (45) act between the lower link member (23) and the mounting element (17) to take up a portion of the weight of the mower (3). The take-up springs (45) are coupled between corresponding anchor elements (60) and corresponding anchor brackets (49) on the lower link member (23). The anchor elements (60) are carried on respective compensating arms (88), which in turn are pivotal on pivot shafts (53) carried on the mounting element (17). Actuator arms (89) acting between the lower link member (23) and the compensating arms (88) urge the anchor element (60) upwardly and downwardly as the carrier element (19) moves upwardly and downwardly for controlling the turning moment induced by the take-up springs (45) in the linkage mechanism (20), in order to maintain the effective weight of the mower (3) bearing on the ground substantially constant.
WO/2016/185455 COUPLING APPARATUS FOR CONNECTING AN AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT TO A PRIME MOVER||WO||24.11.2016|
||PCT/IE2016/000010||MCHALE ENGINEERING||MCHALE, Padraic Christopher|
Coupling apparatus (1) for coupling a mower (3) to a carrier arm (18) which is coupled to a rearward three-point linkage of a tractor comprises a linkage mechanism (20) which couples the mower (3) to the carrier arm (18). The linkage mechanism (20) comprises a first link member (25), a second link member (26) and a third link member (27) which are pivotally coupled between the carrier arm (18) and a mounting member (21) which rigidly carries the mower (3). The linkage mechanism (20) is configured, so that in the event of the mower (3) striking an obstruction, the mounting member (21) and in turn the mower (3) moves from an operative state with a skid plate (7) of the mower (3) engaging and riding along the ground, to a displaced state with the mounting member (21) and the mower (3) urged upwardly rearwardly with the skid plate (7) of the mower (3) spaced apart above the ground. A pair of tension springs (80) acting between the mounting member (21) and the carrier arm (18) resiliency urge the mounting member (21) and in turn the mower (3) into the operative state. The linkage mechanism (20) also defines a secondary pivot axis (97) about which the mounting member (21) and the mower (3) are tiltable.
WO/2016/185456 A METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RUPTURING AND DETECTING RUPTURING OF A MUSCLE, A MUSCLE FIBRE, A FIBRE MATERIAL OR A COATING IN OR ON A LUMEN, VESSEL OR SPHINCTER IN A HUMAN OR ANIMAL SUBJECT||WO||24.11.2016|
||PCT/IE2016/000011||FLIP TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED||O'DEA, John|
Apparatus (1) for rupturing muscle fibres in a lower oesophageal sphincter (2) comprises a balloon catheter (4) having a catheter (5) and a balloon (8) located at the distal end (7) of the catheter (5). A multi-electrode impedance planimetry measuring system (10) comprising a pair of stimulating electrodes (11) and sensing electrodes (12) is located on the catheter (5) within the balloon (8) for monitoring the diameter of the balloon (8) when the balloon (8) is inflated by a pump (25) with a liquid saline solution from a reservoir (26) through a flowmeter (33) under the control of a microprocessor (20). With the balloon (8) located in the sphincter (2) as the balloon (8) is being inflated, the microprocessor (8) computes the minimum diameter value of the balloon (8) from signals read from the sensing electrodes (12) each time the cumulative volume of the liquid saline solution in the balloon (8) increases by a predefined unit volume. The microprocessor computes a curve (40) of a plot of the minimum diameter values against the corresponding cumulative volume values of the liquid saline solution in the balloon (8) and determines the slope of the curve at each computed minimum diameter value. Rupture of the muscle fibres of the sphincter (2) is determined at the point of inflection (42) of the curve (40).
WO/2016/185453 AN ATTACHMENT FOR A PRIME MOVER||WO||24.11.2016|
||PCT/IE2016/000008||MULTIHOG R&D LIMITED||CONNOLLY, Sean|
An attachment (60) for a wheeled work vehicle (2) for clearing snow comprises a support housing (3) which rotatably carries an elongated cylindrical brush (5) and a plough blade (4), with the plough blade (4) and the brush (5) alternately operable between a lower operative state and an upper inoperative state. End elements (62) are pivotally coupled about vertical pivot axes adjacent respective opposite ends (15,16) of the plough blade (4). The end elements (62) are pivotal between a plurality of forward and rearward states through respective outward states. A coupling mechanism (7) couples the attachment (1) to the wheeled work vehicle (2) so that the support housing (3) is slewable between a transverse state and respective maximum offset states.
WO/2016/178202 GELATED MICROPARTICLE SUITABLE FOR ORAL DELIVERY OF THERAPEUTIC PEPTIDES TO THE LOWER INTESTINE||WO||10.11.2016|
||PCT/IE2016/000005||INSUCAPS LIMITED||BLEIEL, Sinead|
A gelated microparticle suitable for delivery intact to the mammalian lower intestine via an oral route comprises a monodispersed matrix formed of at least partially hydrolysed casein, chitosan, and an active agent, and includes a minor amount of at least one permeation enhancer dispersed throughout the matrix.
WO/2016/178203 A HEATING SYSTEM||WO||10.11.2016|
||PCT/IE2016/000007||MC ARDLE, Arthur james||MC ARDLE, Arthur james|
A heating system (1) made up a stove (2), a hot water cylinder (3), an open radiator zone (4) and pipework (5) connecting the stove (2), the hot water cylinder (3) and the radiator zone (4) in which the pipework (5) comprises a conduit in the form of a cylinder injector pipe (16) and manifold (6) which enable efficient and safe pumped flow of heated water from the stove (6) to the cylinder (3) radiator zone (4) for effective heating of the radiator zone (4).
WO/2016/162862 A MOWER AND A METHOD FOR CONFIGURING A MOWER TO SELECTIVELY DISCHARGE CUT FORAGE IN RESPECTIVE DIRECTIONS SIDEWARDLY AND REARWARDLY FROM THE MOWER||WO||13.10.2016|
||PCT/IE2016/000004||SHEEDY, Thomas||SHEEDY, Thomas|
Forage mower comprising a housing (3) defining a hollow interior (7) with a forward open mouth (8) in which a plurality of cutting elements (10) are located. A transversely extending conditioning drum (12) located in the hollow interior (7) transfers cut forage from the cutting elements to a transversely extending transfer auger (17) which transfers the cut forage transversely across the hollow interior (7) and discharges the cut forage through a sidewardly facing side outlet (18). A closure element (30) pivotally coupled to a top wall (6) of the housing (3) closes a rearward open mouth (25), and is pivotal between a closed state and an open state. The closure element (30) in the open state forms a passageway (39) over the auger (17) to the rearwardly facing discharge outlet (35) through which a sward is rearwardly discharged. Deflector plates (43,44) deflect the forage material into a narrow sward.
WO/2016/147167 A COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM, AND A METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING A HUMAN FEELING ELECTRONICALLY||WO||22.09.2016|
||PCT/IE2016/000002||LAFFAN, Robert, Emmet||LAFFAN, Robert, Emmet|
A system (1) comprises a programmable logic controller (3) which controls the display on a touch screen (5) and also controls a communications module (7) for setting up a telephone call with a cellular phone. A first electronic memory (9) stores a first image (10) of one or more individuals with whom a telephone call is to be set up, a second electronic memory (14) stores second images (15) indicative of human feelings and desires cross-referenced with word strings which describe the feeling or desire, while a third electronic memory (18) stores third images (19) indicative of representations of food items, beverages, and other articles and activities cross-reference with a word or words describing the food item, beverage, activity and the like. The programmable logic controller (3) displays the first images (10) on the touch screen (5) to allow selection by a speech impaired person indicating the telephone number to which a telephone call is to be set up. The programmable logic controller (3) then displays the second images (15) to allow selection of the human feeling or desire which the speech impaired person wishes to express, and the programmable logic controller (3) then displays the third images (19) to allow selection of the desired food, beverage, article or activity. On selecting the first and second images, the programmable logic controller (3) constructs a text message which is then transmitted by the communications module (7) to the selected phone number in a telephone call set up by the communications module (7).
WO/2016/079725 ADVANCED PRODUCTION PROCESS IN COMPOST, ENERGY AND FUELS FROM WASTE||WO||26.05.2016|
||PCT/IE2015/000021||O'KANE, Pearse||O'KANE, Pearse|
"Advanced production process in compost, energy and fuels from waste" Custom designed in-line air blowers and air heaters are coupled to a bio-drum to regulate the moisture content of the output #6 to produce high quality biomass (7) and high calorific synthetic material (9) for use in compost, energy and fuel production. Dried biomass (7) is converted into biogas (13) using advanced thermal treatment (12), to operate a gas engine (14) for the production of renewable energy (15) and fuel (16) In another example, the high calorific synthetics (9) are used in a steam generator (11) to produce energy (11a) and fuel ( l ib) In a further example, the materials (7) and (9) are transported separately to other thermal treatment systems, where they are used to produce compost, energy and fuel. In another example, the said dried materials (7) and (9) are blended together, or with other forms of biomass, or fossil fuels, to produce energy and fuel
WO/2016/075677 AN ARTICLE OF WEAR||WO||19.05.2016|
||PCT/IE2015/000020||KELTEKNOHOW LIMITED||CUNNINGHAM, Brian Patrick|
An article of wear (1) comprises leggings (4), leg portions (8) of which terminate in foot engageable elements (10), and shoe elements (5) are releasably engageable with the foot engageable elements (10). An inner sole (22) of each shoe element (5) is located within each foot engageable element (10) and is secured to an outer sole (13) of the corresponding shoe element (5) by T-shaped elements (29) which extend from the outer sole (13) and engage L-shaped elements (30) in first recesses (39) in the inner sole (22) with sole portion (25) of the corresponding foot engageable element (10) tightly clamped between the outer and inner soles (13,22). First pads (53) of hooks (54) on the outer soles (13) are engageable with second pads (55) of eyes (56) in second recesses (58) of the inner soles (22) adjacent toe portions (50) thereof for retaining the toe portions (50) of the outer and inner soles (13,22) tightly together.