WO/2016/161511 PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR MULTIVALENT ION DESALINATION||WO||13.10.2016|
||PCT/CA2016/050398||SALTWORKS TECHNOLOGIES INC.||YIN, Xiangchun|
Processes, systems, and techniques for multivalent ion desalination of a feed water use an apparatus that has a cathode, an anode, and an electrodialysis cell located between the cathode and anode. The cell has a product chamber through which the feed water flows, a multivalent cation concentrating chamber on a cathodic side of the product chamber through which the concentrated multivalent cation solution flows, and a multivalent anion concentrating chamber on an anodic side of the product chamber through which the concentrated multivalent anion solution flows. The product chamber and the multivalent cation concentrating chamber are each bounded by and share a cation exchange membrane, and the product chamber and the multivalent anion concentrating chamber are each bounded by and share an anion exchange membrane. A monovalent ion species is added to at least one of the concentrated multivalent cation solution and the concentrated multivalent anion solution.
WO/2016/157888 HANDLE GRIP AND INNER HOUSING FOR HANDLE GRIP||WO||06.10.2016|
||PCT/JP2016/001803||FALTEC CO., LTD.||SASAKI, Kouzo|
In order to prevent the breakage and positional displacement of a temperature sensor, a handle grip is provided with: a cylindrical inner housing 110; a heat generating body 120 provided on the outer peripheral side of the inner housing 110; the temperature sensor 140 provided on the outer peripheral side of the inner housing 110; and a cover member 130 for covering the inner housing 110, the heat generating body 120, and the temperature sensor 140. A recess 111 is formed in the outer peripheral surface of the inner housing 110, and the temperature sensor 140 is fitted in the recess 111.
WO/2016/154707 INTERACTIVE COMPUTER PROGRAM WITH VIRTUALIZED PARTICIPANT||WO||06.10.2016|
||PCT/CA2015/000200||CAE INC.||IRELAND, Alexander|
An infrastructure for an interactive computer program comprising a computer generated environment. The infrastructure comprises an instrument module, a first display and a second display. At least one tangible instrument allows the user to interact within the computer generated environment, at least one virtualized instrument is not accessible to the user. The first display displays images from the computer generated environment. The second display is positioned on one side of the instrument module for displaying at least images of the virtualized instrument(s) and of a virtualized participant that has access to the virtualized participant of the interactive computer program. A method comprising providing the tangible instrument and the first display screen. The method also comprises displaying images of the virtualized instrument and the virtualized participant on the second display screen.
WO/2016/149786 WATER HEATING ASSEMBLY FOR PROVIDING HOT WATER IN A REDUCED TIME TO A POINT OF USE, AND RELATED KIT, USE AND METHOD||WO||29.09.2016|
||PCT/CA2015/000214||BOIVIN, Dominique||BOIVIN, Dominique|
Implementations of a water heating assembly, related kit, use and method make use of a temperature control near a point of use of water, so as to reduce a time response for hot water at this point of use. The water heating assembly includes a tank for containing water, an inlet temperature sensor for sensing an inlet temperature of the water upstream of the tank, and a valve located upstream of the tank. The valve is actuated when the sensed inlet temperature reaches a given temperature set-point such that the water is bypassed from the tank and directly sent to the point of use. The water heating assembly is configured such that the point of use can be fed with water at the desired temperature in a reduced time, the water coming directly from the hot water source and/or the water heating assembly, thereby saving water, energy and time.
WO/2016/153496 HOLLOW PISTON||WO||29.09.2016|
||PCT/US2015/022392||ELKHART PRODUCTS CORPORATION||MOSER, Shawn, Gene|
Disclosed are hollow pistons made from a single piece of starting material and methods of manufacturing hollow pistons from the single piece of starting material.
WO/2016/153547 GRILLING DEVICE WITH WARMING CABINET||WO||29.09.2016|
||PCT/US2015/046349||TRAEGER PELLET GRILLS, LLC||COLSTON, Michael|
A grilling device includes an oven section and a warming cabinet in thermal communication with the oven section. The oven section is directly heated by a heating mechanism, but the warming cabinet is heated indirectly by heat transferred from the oven section. The warming cabinet is disposed below the oven section such that heat from the oven section is transferred passively via conduction and radiation into the warming cabinet and is transferred actively via forced air convection as an air moving element forces air past an optional heat sink and/or other heating component(s) and into the warming cabinet. The air moving element also provides air to ignite and maintain a burning fuel source of the heating mechanism. The grill can include a utility shelf disposed below the warming cabinet, the space between the utility shelf and the bottom of the warming cabinet defining a utility space.
WO/2016/148675 PATIENT-SPECIFIC SURGICAL DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS||WO||22.09.2016|
||PCT/US2015/020414||WRIGHT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC.||STEMNISKI, Paul, M.|
A surgical device includes a body having a first side with a first surface that is complementary to a surface of a foreign object disposed within a patient based on preoperative imaging of the patient. The body defines at least one hole positioned relative to the body to facilitate insertion of an elongate device at a predetermined location relative to the foreign object.
WO/2016/141455 PRESSURE SWING PROCESSES FOR PRODUCING HEAVY HYDROCARBONS FROM RESERVOIR||WO||15.09.2016|
||PCT/CA2016/000067||NEXEN ENERGY ULC||HARDING, Thomas|
A process for producing hydrocarbon material from a hydrocarbon reservoir through a production well that is disposed in fluid communication with an injection well via an interwell region disposed within a communication zone, comprising: maintaining pressure within the communication zone above a predetermined high pressure during a high pressure production phase, and during at least a fraction of the high pressure production phase, supplying the first production-initiating fluid to the communication zone such that: mobilization of producible hydrocarbon material within the communication zone is effected, and such that the mobilized hydrocarbon material is conducted to the production well and produced via the production well; and at least a fraction of the supplied non-condensable gaseous material becomes dissolved within hydrocarbon material disposed within the communication zone; effecting a reduction in pressure of the communication zone from above the predetermined high pressure to below a predetermined low pressure such that at least a fraction of the dissolved non-condensable gaseous material becomes liberated from solution within the hydrocarbon material and, upon the liberation, expands and thereby at least contributes to driving the mobilized hydrocarbon material to the production well; after the effected reduction in pressure, maintaining pressure within the communication zone below the predetermined low pressure during a lower pressure production phase; effecting an increase in pressure of the communication zone from below the predetermined low pressure to above the predetermined low pressure; and repeating steps through, at least once.
WO/2016/139503 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COUPLING A SEISMIC SENSOR TO THE GROUND||WO||09.09.2016|
||PCT/IB2015/002259||CGG SERVICES SA||TALAALOUT, Abdelkrim|
A method and sensor device for recording seismic data. The sensor device includes a top section (330) and a bottom section (350) removably attached to the top section (330) through a connecting plug (380). The bottom section holds a coupling material (356) that is released into ground upon the bottom section (350) impacting the ground.
WO/2016/141008 PUMPABLE TWO COMPONENT RESIN||WO||09.09.2016|
||PCT/US2016/020347||J-LOK CO.||FAULKNER, Dakota|
A pumpable resin system for installation of mine roof bolts includes a resin reservoir configured to receive resin, a catalyst reservoir configured to receive catalyst, a resin pump arrangement in fluid communication with the resin reservoir, a catalyst pump arrangement in fluid communication with the catalyst reservoir, a delivery line in fluid communication with at least one of the resin pump arrangement and the catalyst pump arrangement, and a bolter arm configured to drill boreholes and install mine roof bolts. The delivery line is configured to deliver resin and catalyst from the resin reservoir and the catalyst reservoir to a borehole via the bolter arm.