WO/2016/151340 LINEARIZED NEGATIVE IMPEDANCE CONVERTER MATCHING CIRCUITS AND IMPEDANCE ADJUSTMENT CIRCUIT FOR A NEGATIVE IMPEDANCE CONVERTER||WO||29.09.2016|
||PCT/GB2016/050859||SMART ANTENNA TECHNOLOGIES LTD||HU, Sampson|
There is disclosed a negative impedance converter for a matching circuit for matching an impedance of an antenna to an impedance of an RF source or load. The negative impedance converter comprises first and second transistors connected in a cross-over configuration. Each transistor has a source or emitter, a drain or collector and a gate or base, and each transistor further has a first biasing circuit connected to its gate or base. The first biasing circuit comprises a first DC biasing signal source and a first diode or a third transistor connected between the first DC biasing signal source and the gate or base. There is also disclosed a negative impedance converter for a matching circuit for matching an impedance of an antenna to an impedance of an RF source or load. The negative impedance converter comprises first and second transistors connected in a cross-over configuration, each transistor having a source or emitter, a drain or collector and a gate or base. The source or emitter of one transistor is configured as an RF input port and the source or emitter of the other transistor is configured as an RF output port. The drain or collector of the first transistor is connected to the gate or base of the second transistor and the drain or collector of the second transistor is connected to the gate or base of the first transistor. An impedance is connected between the drain or collector of the first transistor and the drain or collector of the second transistor. The negative impedance converter is further provided with a passive impedance adjustment network connected between the source or emitter of the first transistor and the source or emitter of the second transistor.
WO/2016/151339 A PIPELINE BREAKAWAY COUPLING||WO||29.09.2016|
||PCT/GB2016/050857||KLAW PRODUCTS LIMITED||THOMAS, Richard|
A pipeline breakaway coupling (10) comprising a pair of shut-off valve housings (12) clamped to each other by means of a detachable collar (14). The shut-off valve housings (12) define a hollow bore (16) along which flowable material may flow and the collar (14) permits the shut-off valve housings (12) to separate from each other on operation of an actuation mechanism (18) operably engaged with the collar (14). A shut-off valve (20) is located within the hollow bore (16) of each shut-off valve housing (12). Each shut-off valve (20) includes a shut-off valve member (22) movable between a valve open position and a valve closed position in which the shut-off valve member (22) shuts off the flow of any flowable material through the hollow bore (16). Each shut-off valve member (22) is biased to move to its valve closed position on separation of the shut-off valve housings (12). The collar (14) includes a pair of collar members (26,28). Each of the collar members (26,28) is pivotably coupled to the other at or towards a first end (26a,28a) so as to allow pivotable movement of the collar members (26,28) relative to each other. The collar members (26,28) are secured to each other at or towards their other, second ends (26b, 28b), so as to clamp the collar members (26,28) about the shut-off valve housings (12), by means of a breakaway coupling mechanism (30). The actuation mechanism (18) includes an actuator (32) and a driving assembly (38) to drive the actuator (32) from an extended position to a retracted position on operation of the actuation mechanism (18). The actuator (32) breaks the breakaway coupling mechanism (30) on driving movement of the actuator (32) into its retracted position.
WO/2016/151321 CUSTOMISABLE JEWELLERY||WO||29.09.2016|
||PCT/GB2016/050809||AMBROSE, Nicholas Lieth||AMBROSE, Nicholas Lieth|
A customisable item of jewellery comprises a grid (18) with a plurality of openings (20) defining a plurality of distinct closely contiguous adornment locations, and attachment means (30) suitable for releasably retaining a pin of an adornment in each selected one of said plurality of openings; whereby once a plurality of adornments are attached to said attachment means, a cluster of releasable adornments is formed.
WO/2016/151336 BATTERY MODEL COMPRISING PLURALITY OF EQUIVALENT CIRCUIT NETWORKS AND INTERFACE ELEMENT COUPLING THEM||WO||29.09.2016|
||PCT/GB2016/050852||IMPERIAL INNOVATIONS LIMITED||MARINESCU, Monica|
The disclosure provides a method and apparatus for determining a characteristic of a battery within a system. The method comprises: defining a model comprising a plurality of equivalent circuit networks and an interface element through which the equivalent circuit networks are coupled; monitoring at least one observable parameter of the system; and calculating a battery characteristic based on the observable parameter and the model.
WO/2016/151342 A METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING TARGETED MARKETING OFFERS||WO||29.09.2016|
||PCT/GB2016/050879||BUBBLES ONLINE SERVICES LTD||ADAMS, Martin Edward|
The present invention relates to a method, system and server for generating targeted marketing offers for users of mobile devices using the user's historical online retail browsing activity. When a user is within a physical retail store, a customised marketing offer is generated for a user based upon this activity and transmitted to the user's mobile device.
WO/2016/151320 PROSTHETIC GLENOID COMPONENT||WO||29.09.2016|
||PCT/GB2016/050807||IMPERIAL INNOVATIONS LIMITED||AMIS, Andrew|
A prosthetic glenoid component (10) comprising a concave external bearing surface (12), a glenoid-contacting surface (14) opposite to the bearing surface, and a plurality of fixation elements (16) protruding from said glenoid-contacting surface (14) oppositely to said bearing surface (12) for location into a peripheral portion (104b) of a glenoid cavity (104) to secure the component to the scapula (102), wherein a central portion (15) of the glenoid-contacting surface (14) is free of fixation elements so as to preserve the integrity of the glenoid vault.
WO/2016/151323 BUILDING ELEMENT||WO||29.09.2016|
||PCT/GB2016/050813||SAINT-GOBAIN CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS UK LIMITED||JONES, Nicholas|
A building element (for example plasterboard) is described, and comprises a wirelessly or magnetically readable identifier. Since the identifier is wirelessly or magnetically readable, it is possible to determine the type of the plasterboard (or other building element) after installation, without damaging the plasterboard or any decoration applied to it.
WO/2016/151324 NOVEL GLASSES||WO||29.09.2016|
||PCT/GB2016/050815||PILKINGTON GROUP LIMITED||HORSLEY, Martin James|
Glasses are disclosed having a composition comprising the following oxides (in weight %): SiO2 61 to 70%, A12O3 0 to 9%, Na2O 10 to 13%, K2O 0 to 1%, MgO 2 to 6%, CaO 6 to 16%, SrO 0 to 1%, ZrO2 2 to 15%, TiO2 0 to 1%. The glasses may have a strain point greater than 570° C, and good dimensional stability at high temperatures, making them suitable for fire protection glazings and substrates which are processed at elevated temperatures, e.g. substrates for display panels, information storage discs and semiconductor devices, including photovoltaic cells. Physical properties of the glasses, such as thermal expansion coefficient, density and refractive index, are disclosed, as are the melting and liquidus temperatures. The glasses are suitable for manufacture by the float process, yielding flat glass in the form of sheets.
WO/2016/151338 MULTI-BAND ANTENNA IMPEDANCE MATCHING USING NEGATIVE IMPEDANCE CONVERTERS||WO||29.09.2016|
||PCT/GB2016/050856||SMART ANTENNA TECHNOLOGIES LTD||HU, Sampson|
There is disclosed an active impedance matching network for an electrically-small antenna. The network comprises a plurality of electrically-parallel branches connected between a transceiver and the antenna. At least one branch comprises a pre-matching transformer, a negative impedance converter and a post-matching network connected in series with each other. There is also disclosed a matching network for connecting an electrically small antenna to an RF source or load. The matching network comprises a negative impedance converter, a pre-matching network for connecting the negative impedance converter to the antenna and a post-matching network for connecting the negative impedance converter to the RF source or load. The post-matching network comprises a plurality of parallel branches between the negative impedance converter and the RF source or load. Each branch includes a separate post-matching impedance transforming circuit, and each branch is configured to carry a different frequency band.
||PCT/GB2016/050653||PARKSIDE FLEXIBLES (EUROPE) LIMITED||SHAW, Mark|
An ovenable package (5) comprises an ovenable receptacle (10) configured to hold a food product. The receptacle (10) has an open face surrounded by a rim (14). An ovenable laminated film lid (20) is attached to the rim (14) of the receptacle by a welded seal (15) between a lower face of the laminated film lid (20) and the rim (14) of the receptacle (10). The laminated film lid comprises a first layer (21), a second layer (22) above the first layer (21) and a resealable adhesive (23) between the first layer (21) and the second layer (22). An unopened package (5) is openable by separating the second layer (22) from the first layer (21) in a peripheral region (31). The opened package can be reclosed to a ventable state by reattaching the second layer (22) to the peripheral region (31) of the first layer (21) by the resealable adhesive (23). The ventable state permits venting of gas from an interior of the receptacle (10) between the second layer (22) and the peripheral region (31) of the first layer (21).