WO/2016/166496 BATTERY UNIT||WO||20.10.2016|
||PCT/GB2015/051247||R E A P SYSTEMS LTD||DOERFFEL, Dennis|
A battery unit (100) contains multiple cells of the type contained in a pouch of a generally rectangular shape with a welded side seam, such as lithium polymer cells. The battery unit (110) has a modular construction formed from a stack of interlocking frame pieces (15, 20, 25) where the number of open frame pieces (20) can be varied depending on the desired number of cells. Each cell pouch is gripped by its side seams between two of the frame pieces. The battery unit (100) also has a top cover piece (30) which together with the frame pieces (15, 20 10) and (25) encloses the cells. The top cover piece (30) also accommodates a battery management system (BMS) (32). This design protects the somewhat delicate cells while at the same time providing a lightweight modular construction.
WO/2016/166497 FEEDER SYSTEM||WO||20.10.2016|
||PCT/GB2015/052530||FOSECO INTERNATIONAL LIMITED||VOLKS, Christof|
A feeder system for metal casting comprising a feeder sleeve mounted on a tubular body. The tubular body has a first end and an opposite second end and a compressible portion therebetween so that upon application of a force in use, the distance between the first and second ends is reduced. The feeder sleeve has a longitudinal axis and comprises a continuous sidewall extending generally around the longitudinal axis that defines a cavity for receiving liquid metal during casting, the sidewall having a base adjacent the second end of the tubular body. The tubular body defines an open bore therethrough for connecting the cavity to the casting. The feeder sleeve has at least one cut-out that extends into the sidewall from the base and the second end of the tubular body projects into the cut-out to a fixed depth. The cut-out can be a groove which is separate from the cavity. The invention also resides in a feeder sleeve for use in the system and a process employing the feeder system.
WO/2016/166505 MEASUREMENT SYSTEM AND METHODS||WO||20.10.2016|
||PCT/GB2016/050720||EXPRO NORTH SEA LIMITED||DEACON, Paul|
Measurement system and methods with landing string systems. Some examples describe a system having a measurement device (110) with mechanical sensors (130), which can be used to observe mechanical conditions associated with a landing string (10). Further, data-storage devices (150) are considered, which are in communication with the measurement devices, and allow storage, from time to time, of data associated with the observed mechanical conditions. Further, a power assembly (160) may be used to provide power to the data-storage device for at least an expected time of service of the system.
WO/2016/166518 COIL PROTECTOR, METHOD AND KIT THEREWITH||WO||20.10.2016|
||PCT/GB2016/051016||PULSE PLASTICS LTD||JONES, Ian|
The present invention provides a protector for protecting a steel coil having an outer curved surface, an inner core surface and a sidewall located there between, the protector comprising a first member adapted for engagement with a coil core; and a second member adapted for engagement with a coil outer surface. The invention further provides a protector for protecting a steel coil having an outer curved surface, an inner core surface and a sidewall located there between, the protector comprising a first member having a coil core guard; and a second member having a coil belly guard,wherein, in use, the coil core guard is located adjacent the coil core and the coil belly guard is located adjacent the coil outer surface, both the first and second members being adjacent the coil sidewall. Also provided is a method of protecting a steel coil from damage, the steel coil comprising the steps of providing a protector according to an aspect of the present invention;locating the first member adjacent a coil core; and locating the second member adjacent a coil outer surface.
WO/2016/166519 ELEVATABLE BUILDING FOR PREVENTING FLOOD DAMAGE||WO||20.10.2016|
||PCT/GB2016/051017||LARKFLEET LIMITED||ADAMS, Paul|
An elevatable building including a foundation (18) set into a ground surface and a platform (15) that, in the event of a flood, is to be elevated by a lifting mechanism (19). The building includes lightweight walls (14) and a roof assembled on the platform (15) to form a house. An adaptable connection (28) for utility services is provided which adjusts to the height from ground level of the platform when it is raised or lowered by the lifting mechanism so that vital service to the house can remain uninterrupted.
WO/2016/166521 CHIMERIC PROTEIN||WO||20.10.2016|
||PCT/GB2016/051019||UCL BUSINESS PLC||PULÉ, Martin|
The present invention provides a chimeric protein which comprises a multi-spanning transmembrane protein fused to a FAS endodomain, wherein the multi-spanning transmembrane protein binds an extracellular ligand, leading to activation of the FAS endodomain. The chimeric protein is useful as a suicide gene. The invention also provides a cell, such as a T cell comprising such a chimeric protein, which is useful in adoptive T cell immunotherapy approaches.
WO/2016/166545 FITTING EXTERNAL INSULATION SYSTEMS TO BUILDINGS||WO||20.10.2016|
||PCT/GB2016/051051||B R TESTING LIMITED||JAY, Daniel Adam|
There is disclosed a method of retro-fitting an external insulation system to a building, and a retro-fit external insulation system for a building. One disclosed method comprising the steps of: mounting a plurality of support elements (16) to an existing external surface (14) of a wall (12) of a building (10); providing a plurality of surface panels (22), each of which comprises an internal wall-facing surface (36) and an external surface (38); arranging the surface panels so that they cover at least a substantial part of the existing external surface of the wall; mounting each surface panel to one or more of the support elements, so that cavities (40) are defined between the internal wall -facing surfaces of the panels and the existing external surface of the wall; and supplying flowable insulation material (42) into the cavities; in which the step of mounting the support elements to the external surface comprises positioning at least one adjustable one-piece spacer (108) between each support element and the surface, the spacer comprising a first end (112) which abuts the surface and a second end (114) which abuts the support element, and adjusting the spacer to vary a space (1 10) between the support element and the surface.
WO/2016/166500 A LIFTING VEHICLE INCORPORATING A LOAD MONITOR||WO||20.10.2016|
||PCT/GB2016/000082||ABBEY ATTACHMENTS LIMITED||BARNES, Christopher Tom|
A lifting vehicle (1) such as a forklift truck comprises a lifting device (7) such as lifting forks movably mounted on a mast (6). The mast (6) is secured to a chassis (2) of the vehicle (1). Raising and lowering of the lifting device (7) on the mast (6) is controlled by a lift cylinder (8) and tilting of the mast (6) forward and backward out of a vertical position is controlled by a tilt cylinder (9). The tilt cylinder (9) is mounted by fastenings (24; 28) between a part (10) of the chassis (2) and the mast (6). A load monitor (13) comprising a strain gauge (14) is mounted on a bridge (18) that is secured at each end to locations that are either on said part (10) of the chassis (2) or on the mast (6) adjacent the fastening (24; 28 ) for the tilt cylinder (9). An indicator (16) is provided that is in communication with the load monitor (13) in order that it can signal an output of the load monitor (13) to an operator of the vehicle (1). As the strain gauge (14) is secured to a part of the vehicle (1) which is stressed by the loads being carried, the load monitor (13) is able to measure the stress being imposed on the vehicle (1). However, as the locations to which the ends of the bridge (18) are secured are static with respect to one another, the readings are not distorted by torsional and shear forces. This enables not only to the weight of a load (12) to be detected but also the stability of the vehicle (1) as a whole to be judged and thereby an indication to be given to an operator of the vehicle if there is any risk of overloading of the vehicle or a tip-over accident occurring.
WO/2016/166551 LOCKING DEVICE FOR A NUT SUCH AS A WHEEL NUT||WO||20.10.2016|
||PCT/GB2016/051060||1NVENTIONS LTD||LEES, John Sydney|
A locking device (1) suitable for selectively locking a nut (12) onto a stud (11) comprises a body (2) which has at least two inwardly facing portions (2a) that are spaced apart, and a helical coil spring (3) that is secured to the body, the device being so constructed and arranged that in use the two inwardly facing portions engage respective side faces of the nut in a manner that prevents the body rotating about the axis of the nut, and further so that in this position a portion of stud protruding from the nut, or at least protruding beyond a threaded part of the nut that is threaded onto the complimentary thread of the stud, is located within and securely gripped by an end portion of the coil, thereby restricting rotation of the nut on the stud.
WO/2016/166553 A SWING||WO||20.10.2016|
||PCT/GB2016/051063||ROBOVISION LIMITED||MANN, Miles|
The present invention provides a seat (100) for a swing comprising a seat member (11, 2) providing a seat surface, two stabilising arm members (22, 24), the stabilising arm members extending upwardly from either side of the seat surface, wherein each stabilising arm member (22, 24) is configured to receive at least partially, in use, a received portion of an elongate swing suspension element, the received portion of the elongate swing suspension element running adjacent the stabilising arm member (22, 10 24) along at least a part of the length of the stabilising arm member (22, 24) such that the stabilising arm member (22, 24) acts to increase the effective rigidity of the received portion of the elongate swing suspension element.