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Sensors for determining volatile compounds based on electrical conductivity and cataluminescence measurements of metal oxide films (2019)
Patent
Cox, T., Kiely, J., Ratcliffe, N., deLacy Costello, B., & Luxton, R. (2019). Sensors for determining volatile compounds based on electrical conductivity and cataluminescence measurements of metal oxide films

The invention relates to the field of sensors for detecting volatile compounds. The sensor of the present invention for detecting volatile compounds comprises: a film of metal oxide; a heater configured to provide heat energy to the film of metal oxi... Read More about Sensors for determining volatile compounds based on electrical conductivity and cataluminescence measurements of metal oxide films.

Cyclic ortho ester fuel additive (2014)
Patent
Lam, J., Ratcliffe, N. M., de Lacy Costello, B., Repetto, S., Costello, J. F., & Parmenter, D. (2014). Cyclic ortho ester fuel additive. WO/2014/174290

A diagnostic apparatus for analysing a sample to diagnose disease (2012)
Patent
Ratcliffe, N. M., de Lacy Costello, B., Ewen, R., & Probert, C. (2012). A diagnostic apparatus for analysing a sample to diagnose disease. EP2502065 A2 (text from WO2011061308A2)

A diagnostic apparatus (10) for analysing a sample to diagnose disease, the apparatus (10) comprising: a separating element (16) for separating gas derived from the sample into component parts; a sensor arrangement (18) coupled to the separating elem... Read More about A diagnostic apparatus for analysing a sample to diagnose disease.

Method and apparatus for monitoring gas concentration in a fluid (2011)
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Lam, J., Ratcliffe, N. M., & Smith, S. (2011). Method and apparatus for monitoring gas concentration in a fluid. US8081313 B2

A monitor for monitoring gas concentration in an aerospace application is described, one such application being measuring the concentration of oxygen in or next to aviation fuel. The monitor comprises: a substance, the spectroscopic properties of whi... Read More about Method and apparatus for monitoring gas concentration in a fluid.

A diagnostic apparatus for analysing a sample to diagnose disease (2011)
Patent
Ratcliffe, N. M., de Lacy Costello, B., Ewen, R., & Probert, C. (2011). A diagnostic apparatus for analysing a sample to diagnose disease. WO/2011/061308

A diagnostic apparatus (10) for analysing a sample to diagnose disease, the apparatus (10) comprising: a separating element (16) for separating gas derived from the sample into component parts; a sensor arrangement (18) coupled to the separating elem... Read More about A diagnostic apparatus for analysing a sample to diagnose disease.

Gas sensor (2010)
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Ratcliffe, N. M., de Lacy Costello, B., & Richards, W. (2010). Gas sensor. EP20080804338

A method of detection of a volatile compound in a gaseous atmosphere comprises irradiating a semiconducting metal oxide material with ultraviolet light, exposing the irradiated material to the gaseous atmosphere and determining the presence of any vo... Read More about Gas sensor.

Detection of disease by analysis of emissions (2008)
Patent
Probert, C. S. J., & Ratcliffe, N. M. (2008). Detection of disease by analysis of emissions. 1949852

A method of determining the cause of disease is described, which method uses the detection of "signature" or "fingerprint" volatile compounds in an emission, especially flatus, from a patient.

Detection of helicobacter pylori (2003)
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Ratcliffe, N. M., Teare, C., Dunn, C., Cowell, D., Penault, C., Chambers, P., & Black, M. (2003). Detection of helicobacter pylori. US6509169 B2

A method for detecting Helicobacter pylori in a subject's gastroenteral tract involves measuring a change in resistance of an electronic or electrochemical sensor, notably a polypyrrole film, on exposure to gas from the subject's lungs and/or stomach... Read More about Detection of helicobacter pylori.

Preparation of conductive films (1992)
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Ratcliffe, N. M. (1992). Preparation of conductive films. US5089294 A

An electrically-conductive polypyrrole film is formed, on a non-conducting substrate, by contacting the substrate with pyrrole and an oxidising agent in a solvent, or with the colloidal polypyrrole that is the reaction product thereof, and removing t... Read More about Preparation of conductive films.

Preparation of conductive films and their use as gas sensors (1991)
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Ratcliffe, N. M. (1991). Preparation of conductive films and their use as gas sensors. EP0411793 A2

An electrically-conductive polypyrrole film is formed, on a non-conducting substrate, by contacting the substrate with pyrrole and an oxidising agent in a solvent, or with the colloidal polypyrrole that is the reaction product thereof, and removing t... Read More about Preparation of conductive films and their use as gas sensors.

Langmuir blodgett films (1987)
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Smith, G., Daniel, M., Barton, J., & Ratcliffe, N. M. (1987). Langmuir blodgett films. WO/1987/000347

Novel Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) films of ABAB structure in which the compounds A and B are different and contain complementary groups which result in non-centrosymmetry of the layer plane. Three types of structure are described (i) in which A and B have... Read More about Langmuir blodgett films.