WO/2015/177488 FLUID SYSTEM AND METHOD||WO||26.11.2015|
||PCT/GB2014/051566||CASTROL LIMITED ||BARNES, Andrew Philip |
A method is described of supplying liquid to a liquid delivery system in a vehicle. A a replaceable liquid container including a reservoir containing liquid is releasably coupled in the vehicle to provide fluidic communication between the reservoir and a liquid delivery system of the vehicle during operation of the vehicle. The method includes the steps of : (i) prior to establishing liquid communication between the reservoir and the liquid delivery system of a selected vehicle, communicating with a data carrier carried by the container and determining data associated with at least one of the container and its contents; and(ii) using the data in an analysis of suitability of the container and/or content of the container for the selected vehicle and generating a suitability output, and(iii) establishing liquid communication between the reservoir and liquid delivery system of the selected vehicle in dependence on the suitability output.
WO/2015/177489 FLUID SYSTEM AND METHOD||WO||26.11.2015|
||PCT/GB2014/051567||CASTROL LIMITED ||BARNES, Andrew, Philip |
A method is described of controlling at least one operation in at least part of a lifecycle of a replaceable container which is arranged to be removably seated in a dock in a vehicle and which at least before seating in the dock contains an ancillary fluid for use by the vehicle. A controller communicates with a data carrier carried by the container, determines, on the basis of the communication with the data carrier, data associated with at least one of the container, its contents and the vehicle, and controls carrying out of at least one action in relation to at least one of the container and its contents on the basis of the data associated with at least one of the container, its contents and the vehicle.
WO/2015/177497 ADDITIVE MANUFACTURE OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS||WO||26.11.2015|
||PCT/GB2015/050297||BAE SYSTEMS PLC ||REZAI, Amir |
Apparatus and a method of forming a composite component (8) by additive layer manufacturing are provided. The method includes the steps of providing an elongate tape (2) of carbon nanotubes (CNTs), applying stretching force to the tape (2) whereby to align the carbon nanotubes to the tape and form an aligned tape (27), impregnating the tape (27) with matrix material (40, 48, 50), forming the aligned tape (27) into portions (43) of required size and transferring the portions as required to a component build location whereby to form the component (8), layer by layer.
WO/2015/177494 INFLATED SPORTS MANNEQUIN||WO||26.11.2015|
||PCT/GB2015/000145||PETERKIN, Steve ||PETERKIN, Steve |
A sports mannequin (1) is described comprising an outer skin (3) and an inflatable chamber (3) located inside, with an inlet valve to enable inflation of the chamber (3). A lower part of the outer skin (3) can be zipped open and a removable, self-righting, ballast part (13) can be located in the base which is forced downwards by the inflation of the inflatable chamber (3) which helps secure it in place.
WO/2015/177552 DEPOSITION OF ZINC OXYSULPHIDE BY CVD||WO||26.11.2015|
||PCT/GB2015/051490||PILKINGTON GROUP LIMITED ||PALMER, Liam Sonie |
A method of coating a substrate with zinc oxysulphate (ZnO(1-x)Sx, where 0 ≤ x ≤ 1) by atmospheric pressure chemical vapour deposition is disclosed. Various precursors offering sources of zinc, oxygen and sulphur are provided.
WO/2015/177543 STEAM CYCLE POWER MODULE||WO||26.11.2015|
||PCT/GB2015/051481||HEAT RECOVERY SOLUTIONS LIMITED ||WICKHAM, Mark |
An integrated steam cycle power module (100) comprising a steam turbine (102) arranged to have steam supplied thereto; a steam manifold (104) arranged to have exhaust steam from the steam turbine supplied thereto; at least one heat exchanger (108) arranged to have exhaust steam supplied thereto from the manifold via risers which connect the manifold to headers (117) associated with the heat exchangers; and having the steam turbine situated below the steam manifold and arranged, in use, to vent exhaust steam to the manifold, which exhaust steam is passed to the heat exchanger in order to have heat extracted therefrom. Substantially all of the equipment required can be integrated into a compact module reducing plot space, overall costs and assembly time on site or allowing the module to be fabricated off site. The heat exchanger may be arranged to form substantially planar, substantially vertical walls along the side regions of the module.
WO/2015/177493 IMPROVEMENTS IN SOLAR POWER||WO||26.11.2015|
||PCT/GB2015/000140||SHAMBA TECHNOLOGIES LTD ||MATOS, Edward |
A system comprising a first direct current (DC) power supply, energy storage means, a first DC appliance, control means configured to connect the first DC appliance to the energy storage means and the first DC power supply to permit the first DC appliance to draw power from the energy storage means or the first DC power supply, and throttling means for throttling an output power of the first DC power supply. The control means is operative to monitor a voltage across the energy storage means and deactivate the throttling means when the voltage across the energy storage means exceeds a first threshold.
WO/2015/177511 METHOD OF PREPARING A METAL ORGANIC FRAMEWORK||WO||26.11.2015|
||PCT/GB2015/051383||THE TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SYSTEM ||ZHOU, Hong-Cai |
The present invention relates to a method of preparing a metal organic framework comprising metal ions and carboxylate ligands; the method comprises: reacting (i) a source of metal ions, with (ii) a carboxylic acid precursor of a the carboxylate ligands, in an organic solvent consisting of one or more carboxylic acid solvents, at a temperature of about 75°C or greater, optionally in the presence of water. The present invention also relates to the same method for preparing monocrystalline metal organic frameworks as well as the metal organic frameworks obtained from such methods.
WO/2015/177522 IMPROVED SWEETENER||WO||26.11.2015|
||PCT/GB2015/051453||TATE & LYLE INGREDIENTS AMERICAS LLC ||WOODYER, Ryan D. |
A low or zero calorie sweetener composition with sweetness synergy and desirable taste characteristics. The sweetener composition is suitable for use as a substitute for high calorie sugars. The sweetener composition is for use in food and beverage products, pharmaceutical products, nutritional product and cosmetic products.
WO/2015/177498 ADJUSTABLE BACKREST FOR A CHAIR||WO||26.11.2015|
||PCT/GB2015/050770||SPECMAT LIMITED ||SUDDABY, Tom |
Adjustable backrest (10) comprises upper, middle and lower support units (12, 14, 16) mounted between upper and lower frame sections (18, 20) of a chair (not shown). Each support unit (12, 14, 16) comprises a first part (30) and a second part (32) which is releasably mounted on the first part (30), e.g. with bolts (33). The second part (32) comprises a plurality of members (34), joined together in series to define a spinal support surface (36) with a substantially arcuate profile. The spinal support surface (36) extends to each lateral side of the first part (30), and is configured to provide lateral support to a user's spine when resting against the backrest (10). Adjacent pairs of members (34) are each joined together with a lockable hinge arrangement (40) for preventing pivotal movement of one member (34) relative to the other member (34) about respective pivot axis (42) when locked, whilst allowing pivotal movement of one member relative to the other about respective pivot axis (42) when unlocked. Pivotal movement of the members (34) about their respective pivot axes (42) when their respective hinge arrangements (40) are unlocked allows the substantially arcuate profile of the spinal support surface (36) to be adjusted to fit snugly against a user's spine.