WO/2015/178783 SILICA PRODUCTS FROM GEOTHERMAL FLUIDS BY REVERSE OSMOSIS||WO||26.11.2015|
||PCT/NZ2015/050064||ENVIRONMETALS LIMITED ||MITCHELMORE, Andrew W. |
The invention concerns a method and apparatus for producing silica concentrates from geothermal fluids containing at least 300 ppm silica, by passing the fluid at a temperature above 80°C. and at a pH reduced to between 4.0 and 7.5 through a reverse osmosis membrane. In the diagram, geothermal fluid (1) is passed to a separator (2) to be flashed to produce steam (3) and separated geothermal water (SGW) (4). The SGW (4) is passed to a heat exchanger (5) then inlet pump (7). Acid is introduced to the geothermal fluid flow at a dosing means (6) to reduce the pH and an anti-scalant may also be introduced. The geothermal fluid is then passed to a reverse osmosis unit (8) to produce a concentrate (9) and a permeate (10). Following reverse osmosis, the concentrate and permeate may be treated with other processes to produce the desired product and concentration. For example, if precipitated silica is produced, the concentrate is passed to a curing tank (11) and to a thickener (12). The precipitated silica is collected (13) while the retained fluid is removed (14).
WO/2015/178779 A POWERED ROTARY KNIFE SYSTEM||WO||26.11.2015|
||PCT/NZ2015/000039||IBEX INDUSTRIES LIMITED ||BLENKINSOPP, Keith |
A powered rotary knife for trimming carcasses of meat and poultry has an optimised blade velocity, not achieved by a conventional AC induction motor system unless a turning rate in the standard flexible drive cable or Bowden type cable is raised. A standard interchangeable annular blade is used on an internally geared-up handle, driven by a selected direct-current motor through a flexible cable connecting the handle to the motor. A larger knife-driving spur gear in the handle is preferred over an internal speed-raising gearbox option.
WO/2015/178780 MAGNETICALLY PERMEABLE CORE AND INDUCTIVE POWER TRANSFER COIL ARRANGEMENT||WO||26.11.2015|
||PCT/NZ2015/050055||POWERBYPROXI LIMITED ||ABDOLKHANI, Ali |
An inductive power transfer coil arrangement comprising: a first coil assembly including: at least a first magnetically permeable core including a base having first and second limbs extending away therefrom, wherein the first limb is located between two second limbs and extends further from the base than the second limbs, and at least one coil wound about at least one limb; and a second coil assembly including: at least a second magnetically permeable core for use in an inductive power transfer system, including a base having first and second limbs extending away therefrom, wherein the first limb is located between two second limbs that extend further from the base than the second limbs; and at least one coil wound about at least one limb; the first and second magnetically permeable cores being arranged in relatively moveable relationship such that in some relative positions the first and second magnetically permeable cores are opposed such as to provide effective magnetic coupling.
WO/2015/178784 CONCRETE COLOURANTS||WO||26.11.2015|
||PCT/NZ2015/050065||LACY, Rachel D'arcy ||LACY, Rachel D'arcy |
A method of colouring cementitious building materials such as concrete is disclosed. The method uses flowable, spray-dried, particulate formulations of inorganic pigments prepared using a selection of formulants that do not substantially effect primary ettringite formation. Quantities of the formulations may conveniently be dispensed into a slurry of cement and water by gravimetric or volumetric means.
WO/2015/178782 A CONSTRUCTION SYSTEM AND METHOD||WO||26.11.2015|
||PCT/NZ2015/050063||PDMM LIMITED AS TRUSTEE OF THE PDMM TRUST ||BOWKER, Paul Innes |
The invention provides a construction system and method for creating a formwork into which concrete or other suitable material may be poured to form a wall of a structure, such as a building. The system and method allow for interior structures within the wall to be inspected before shuttering is added and the wall is poured.
WO/2015/178781 MAGNETICALLY PERMEABLE CORE AND AN INDUCTIVE POWER TRANSFER COIL ARRANGEMENT||WO||26.11.2015|
||PCT/NZ2015/050056||POWERBYPROXI LIMITED ||ABDOLKHANI, Ali |
An inductive power transfer coil assembly including: a magnetically permeable core including a base having a pair of spaced apart limbs extending therefrom; and a winding located between and above the pair of spaced apart limbs.
WO/2015/174857 METHOD OF FARMING BURROWING CLAMS||WO||19.11.2015|
||PCT/NZ2015/050052||THE CAWTHRON INSTITUTE TRUST BOARD ||HEASMAN, Kevin |
A method of farming burrowing clams, in particular clams of the genus Panopea, by the use of an open mouthed, nestable, self-tapping growing container is disclosed. The growing containers is screwed into the sediment in an intertidal zone and seedlings of burrowing clams planted in the sediment filled growing containers.
WO/2015/174860 A PORTABLE DEVICE FOR WOUND CARE AND METHOD FOR USE||WO||19.11.2015|
||PCT/NZ2015/050058||SCARF NURSING SOLUTIONS LIMITED ||LAKE, Karen Dianne |
The invention relates to a portable, multi-use device for use when attending to a wound, the device comprising a first tray and a second tray and further comprising a locking system adapted to attach the first and second trays together in a locked state and to allow the first and second trays to be separated from each other in an unlocked state.
WO/2015/174862 POLYNUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCE||WO||19.11.2015|
||PCT/NZ2015/050060||VICTORIA LINK LIMITED ||HODGKISS, Justin |
The present invention provides for a polynucleotide sequence (aptamer) comprising the sequence: 5'- AAGGGATGCCGTTTGGGCCCAAGTTCGGCATAGTG-3' (SEQ ID No: 2) and a method of using this polynucleotide sequence to detect small molecules in a sample. The polynucleotide sequence and method of the present invention may be useful in the detection of small molecules in a sample by using a nanoparticle coated with the polynucleotide sequence to detect the presence of small molecules in a sample using a colorimetric aggregation assay.
WO/2015/174863 OPTIMISATION METHOD OF A POLYNUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCE||WO||19.11.2015|
||PCT/NZ2015/050061||VICTORIA LINK LIMITED ||HODGKISS, Justin |
The present invention provides for a method of optimisation of a polynucleotide sequence for use in an aptamer based assay, comprising adding additional bases to the ligand binding domain. The invention also covers methods of detecting target molecules in a sample using 5 optimised polynucleotide sequences in a suitable detection assay.