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.
WO/2016/075676 A MANIFOLD, A BUFFER TANK COMPRISING THE MANIFOLD, AND A METHOD FOR OPERATING A HEAT EXCHANGE SYSTEM||WO||19.05.2016|
||PCT/IE2015/000019||REA, David Patrick||REA, David Patrick|
A manifold (15) comprising a flow chamber (35) for receiving flow heat exchange water from respective heat sources (3, 5, 7) through first inlet ports' (47, 48) and from which the flow heat exchange water is delivered to heat exchange circuits (8,9) through flow ports (57, 58). A return chamber (36) in the manifold (15) for receiving return heat exchange water from the heat exchange circuits (8,9) through return ports (57, 58), and from which the return heat exchange water is returned to some of the heat sources (3, 5, 7) through first outlet ports (53, 54). A bypass chamber (37) located in the manifold (15) between the flow chamber (35) and the return chamber (36) receives flow water from the flow chamber (35), which has not been drawn off by the heat exchange circuits (8,9), through a communicating passageway (40). Heat exchange water from the bypass chamber (37) is returned through second outlet ports (55, 56) to others of the heat sources (3, 5, 7).
WO/2016/071893 A METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING INSUFFLATION OF A VESSEL DURING A SURGICAL OR INVESTIGATIVE PROCEDURE AND A SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INSUFFLATING A VESSEL||WO||12.05.2016|
||PCT/IE2015/000017||CROSPON LIMITED||O'DEA, John|
A system for insufflating a vessel in a human or animal body, such as the rectum (2) comprises a compressed air vessel (12) from which air inflating medium is passed through a pressure regulator (13), a flow control valve (16) and an inflating conduit (14) which extends into the rectum (2) through a bore (9) in an endoscope (8). A first pressure sensor (15) located in a leading end (17) of the endoscope (8) monitors the air pressure directly in the rectum (2). A second pressure sensor (23) on a carrier element (25) extends through the bore (9) of the endoscope (8) into the colon (4) for monitoring pressure in the colon (4). A third pressure sensor (30) adjacent a point (37) of a needle (32) introduced into the abdominal cavity (3), through which air which may leak into the abdominal cavity (3) is exhausted, monitors pressure in the abdominal cavity (3). A microcontroller (18) reads signals from the first, second and third pressure sensors (15, 23, 30) and controls the flow control valve (16) for maintaining the pressure in the rectum (2) at a first predefined pressure, and for preventing pressure in the colon (4) exceeding a second predefined pressure. The microcontroller (18) controls the vacuum pump (36) and may also control the flow control valve (16) in order to avoid the pressure in the abdominal cavity (3) exceeding a third predefined pressure, which would result in the collapse of the rectum (2).
WO/2016/063269 USE OF ANTAGONISTS TO THE NUCLEAR STEROID RECEPTOR ALONE OR IN COMBINATION AS DIRECT ANTIVIRAL AGENTS TO INHIBIT ALPHAVIRUS, TOGAVIRIDAE, ARENAVIRIDAE, FILOVIRIDAE, BUNYAVIRIDAE, FLAVIVIRIDAE AND RHABDOVIRIDAE||WO||28.04.2016|
||PCT/IE2015/000016||PRENDERGAST, Patrick T.||PRENDERGAST, Patrick T.|
The present invention is directed to therapeutic use of antagonists of the mineralocorticoid / aldosterone receptor for their previously unappreciated, prophylactic and therapeutic properties in preventing damage to the endothelial barrier that causes loss of vascular integrity resultant from filoviral infection of a patient and the effect of the Ebola viral coat glycoproteins GP1 / 2 attaching to the aldosterone receptor and causing the loss of endothelial cell attachment leading to characteristic haemorrhaging which results in hypovolemic shock to the patient. The invention also relates to compositions that comprise antagonist of the mineralocorticoid / aldosterone receptor and an excipient.
WO/2016/059625 SUPPORT APPARATUS FOR A SUBJECT AND A METHOD FOR SUPPORTING A SUBJECT IN A SUBSTANTIALLY INVERTED STATE||WO||21.04.2016|
||PCT/IE2015/000015||MIPINEYE LIMITED||CUNNINGHAM, Brian Patrick|
Apparatus (60) for supporting a subject (2) in an inverted state comprises a ground engaging plinth (8) and a support platform (12) pivotally coupled to the plinth (8) about a first pivot axis (15) so that the support platform (12) is pivotal between a first state with a subject (2) in a supine state on the support platform (12) and a second state with the subject (2) inverted on the support platform (12). The subject is supported in the inverted state on the support platform (12) by shoulder engaging elements (24), and is secured to the support platform (12) by a torso strap (35). A foot engageable element (77) connected to a weight carrying bar (84) through connecting members (79,82) extending through an elongated slot (80) in the support platform (12) allows leg and abdominal muscles to be exercised by urging the foot engageable element (77) in the direction of the arrow A against weights (85) carried on the weight carrying bar (84). A carrier element (81) slideable on a guide bar (83) guides the foot engageable element (77). Handgrips (86) are connected by steel cables (87) around pulleys (88, 89, 90, 91) to the weight carrying bar (84) for facilitating exercising of arm, shoulder, chest and back muscles.
WO/2016/059623 A SECURE BICYCLE PARKING SYSTEM||WO||21.04.2016|
||PCT/IE2015/000013||CYC-LOK LIMITED||MURPHY, Anna-Marie, Louise|
A secure bicycle parking system (1) comprises a plurality of lockers (3) comprising a base (8), a top wall (10) and side walls (9) which extend between the base (8) and the top wall (10) and converge towards an apex (18) from an open mouth (14). A door (15) closes the open mouth (14), and in turn a hollow interior region (12) within which a bicycle is located. Solenoid operated bolts (16) secure the door (15) in a closed state. The solenoid operated bolts (16) are operated by a microprocessor (30) for opening and closing the door (15) in response to validation of an identity code read by a card reader (31 ) in a control tower 5 from a card having the identity code imbedded in a machine readable configuration for operating the solenoid operated bolt (16) of one of the lockers (3) to release the door (15) thereof in order to provide access to the locker (3) for locating or removing a bicycle therefrom.
WO/2016/059624 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATMENT OF DISEASES||WO||21.04.2016|
||PCT/IE2015/000014||PRENDERGAST, Patrick T.||PRENDERGAST, Patrick T.|
A method for treating or preventing laminitis is provided comprising administering to an ungulate a therapeutically or prophylactically effective amount of a camelid protease inhibitor. Typically the ungulate is a horse and the camelid protease inhibitor is an inhibitor of equine metalloproteinases and equine serine proteases. The inhibitor may be isolated from blood from healthy camelid or may be generated by inoculating camelid with purified equine metalloproteinase enzymes and serine proteases or with snake venom metalloproteinases, such as those obtained from Bothrops jararaca. The inhibitor may a homodimer antibody or an antigen binding fragment of same. Also provided are compositions comprising such camelid protease inhibitors.
WO/2016/024259 A DRUM SOUND SIMULATING APPARATUS AND A FOOT ACTUATED STRIKER APPARATUS||WO||18.02.2016|
||PCT/IE2015/000012||CONUNDRUM MUSIC LIMITED||MALONE, Declan William|
A foot actuated striker apparatus comprises a striker element pivotally carried on a mounting member extending upwardly from the base. The striker element comprises a carrier arm carrying a striker head. The carrier arm is pivotally mounted on the mounting member. A linkage mechanism couples the striker element to a foot pedal, so that when the foot pedal is depressed downwardly, the striker head is urged to strike an object. A sensor housing is located on the carrier arm and carries a piezoelectric sensor sandwiched between first and second vibration damping pads. The sensor detects a strike of the striker head against the object, while the first and second vibration damping pads damp put secondary vibrations in the carrier arm. The sensor produces an electrical signal indicative of the strike, applied to a drum sound simulator to produce a selectable drum sound, and which is substantially noise free.