WO/2016/128699 WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHODS AND APPARATUS||WO||18.08.2016|
||PCT/GB2015/050343||TOSHIBA RESEARCH EUROPE LIMITED||KULKARNI, Parag Gopal|
In an embodiment a wireless communication method in an access point of a wireless network is disclosed. The access point comprises a wireless network interface configured to be switchable between a plurality of wireless communication channels. The method comprises monitoring each of a plurality of monitored channels from the plurality of channels, wherein monitoring a monitored channel comprises configuring the wireless network interface to monitor the monitored channel; identifying potentially interfering transmissions on the monitored channel and determining a count of potentially interfering transmissions on the monitored channel; calculating an interference metric for the monitored channel as a function of at least the count of potentially interfering transmissions on the monitored channel; and storing the interference metric for the monitored channel, comparing the stored interference metrics for the plurality of monitored channels and selecting as a communication channel the monitored channel having the lowest interference metric; and configuring the access point to communicate over the wireless network using the selected communication channel.
WO/2016/128698 WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHODS AND APPARATUS||WO||18.08.2016|
||PCT/GB2015/050342||TOSHIBA RESEARCH EUROPE LIMITED||KULKARNI, Parag Gopal|
In an embodiment, a wireless communication method in an access point of a wireless network is disclosed. The access point comprises at least one wireless interface operable to communicate on one of a plurality of channels. The method comprises monitoring each of the plurality of channels, wherein monitoring a monitored channel from the plurality of channels comprises switching the wireless interface to the monitored channel;receiving a plurality of indications, each transmitted by a second access point on the monitored channel and indicating an aggregate traffic level calculated by the respective second access point; and storing an indication of the highest aggregate traffic level received for the monitored channel; comparing the stored highest aggregate traffic levels for the plurality of channels;selecting as a communication channel, the channel from the plurality of channels having the smallest stored highest aggregate traffic level; and communicating over the communication channel.
WO/2016/128697 A FISHING LINE MEASURING DEVICE||WO||18.08.2016|
||PCT/GB2015/000053||SPOTONFISH LTD||SHERRATT, Michael|
According to the present invention there is provided a fishing line measuring device (100, 200, 300, 400) for quickly and efficiently measuring line length. The fishing line measuring device, comprises a body (30) that houses a measurement spool (18) over which the line passes before, or after, being wound onto, or from, a reel (7); an apparatus (40) measures revolutions of the measurement spool; a memory (50) for storing the number of revolutions; the reel has a reeling mechanism and a means (70) for arresting the line; and a display (3), wherein the line measurement apparatus computes a length of line wound onto, or dispensed from, the reel.
WO/2016/128700 PROCESSING MULTISPECTRAL IMAGES||WO||18.08.2016|
||PCT/GB2015/051968||BAE SYSTEMS PLC||BISHOP, Gary, John|
A method of processing a multispectral or hyperspectral image captured in respect of an area of interest including a variably reflective surface, said image comprising at least one visible-wavelength signal and a NIR signal, the method comprising: -performing an image matching process using an iterative robust estimation method in respect of data points derived from said at least one visible-wavelength signal so as to estimate a scaling coefficient representative of specular reflection from said surface; -applying said scaling coefficient to said NIR signal such that a specular reflection component of the resultant scaled NIR signal is substantially the same as that of said at least one visible-wavelength signal; and -subtracting said scaled NIR signal from said at least one visible- wavelength signal to generate a visible-wavelength output image signal.
WO/2016/128701 VIDEO ENCODER||WO||18.08.2016|
||PCT/GB2015/053149||DIGITAL BARRIERS SERVICES LTD||LAMBERT, Robert|
A video encoder (2) is disclosed for sending video data to a server (4) over a channel. A video compressor (16) can compress video data using an adjustable compression factor. A multiplexer/pack constructor (18) can receive compressed video from the compressor, together with non-video data, and can queue data for transmission. A bandwidth monitor (20) is provided for monitoring the performance of the channel based on the behaviour of transmitted data packets, including their round-trip travel time to and from the server (4). The compressor (16) can modify the adjustable compression factor based on the performance of the channel, as determined by the bandwidth monitor, and the amount of non-video data received by the packet constructor. Specifically, the compression factor can be changed so that video data can be transmitted promptly but with reduced quality if there is less bandwidth available and if space is required in the channel for non-video data. This can permit transmission of non-video data without disrupting the live video feed or introducing any delay.
WO/2016/128759 MOUNTING BRACKET FOR FALL ARREST DEVICE||WO||18.08.2016|
||PCT/GB2016/050339||LATCHWAYS PLC||PASS, Andrew|
A mounting bracket (1) for securing a fall arrest device (200) to a structure, the mounting bracket including a base plate (3) configured for attachment to a structure, and at least one device mounting arrangement (20) attached to or integral with the base plate and configured to secure the fall arrest device to the mounting bracket.
WO/2016/128760 NEW POLYMORPHIC FORMS OF MINOCYCLINE BASE AND PROCESSES FOR THEIR PREPARATION||WO||18.08.2016|
||PCT/GB2016/050340||HOVIONE SCIENTIA LIMITED||MENDES, Zita|
The present invention concerns new forms of crystalline minocycline base. In particular, two new crystalline polymorphic forms, designated Form IV and Form V of minocycline base are provided. These are characterized by XRD, FTIR and TGA. Processes for preparing the new polymorphic forms and their use in pharmaceutical compositions are also provided. Form IV and form V are prepared by dissolving and/or suspending minocycline base in an organic solvent followed by crystallization.
WO/2016/128761 IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEMS AND METHODS||WO||18.08.2016|
||PCT/GB2016/050341||LIGHT BLUE OPTICS LTD||BENET BALLESTER, Raul|
We describe a method of capturing writing or drawing on a whiteboard. The method comprises: inputting camera data for a succession of image frames, wherein the camera data is from a camera directed towards the whiteboard and the image frames comprise successive images of the whiteboard from the camera; and user filter processing data from said image frames to remove parts of said image frames corresponding to parts of a user or user pen writing or drawing on said whiteboard. The user-filter processing comprises filtering to distinguish between motion of the user/user pen parts in the image frames and writing/drawing image information in the image frames which appears or changes during said writing or drawing but which is thereafter substantially unchanging. The method outputs writing/drawing data from the user filter-processing, this defining captured writing or drawing from the whiteboard.
WO/2016/128762 DETERMINING THE CONDITION OF A WOUND||WO||18.08.2016|
||PCT/GB2016/050342||MICROARRAY LIMITED||HUNT, Christopher David|
A product for monitoring the condition of the wound comprising a biologically inert matrix which absorbs wound exudate and one or more reagents on or in the matrix for measuring one or more markers comprised within the wound exudate. A change in the one or more reagents caused by the one or more markers comprised within the wound exudate provides a visual indication of an alteration in the condition of the wound. Companion wound dressings, kits and methods are also provided.
WO/2016/128770 HANDHELD TOOL||WO||18.08.2016|
||PCT/GB2016/050351||3D 2.0 LIMITED||MEAD, Stuart|
A heated handheld tool is described. The system includes a handheld device with interchangeable heads which may provide heat application, rotated abrasion, rotated polishing, or ultrasonic techniques, optionally in conjunction with a haptic control system. The tool may be used to remove unwanted material from 3D printed models, or as a soldering iron or heated wax tool.