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Particle facilitate testing (2017)
Patent
Luxton, R. W., Kiely, J., & Wraith, P. (2017). Particle facilitate testing. 2017/0146525A1

Magnetic particles are distributed across a fluid flow by applied magnetic field to interact with a test substance in fluid. Alternatively or additionally, particles, which may be magnetic, are combined with cells and energy, eg ultrasonic energy, is... Read More

System and method for synchronous task dispatch in a portable device (2017)
Patent
Gaster, B. (2017). System and method for synchronous task dispatch in a portable device. US 9588804

A portable computing device synchronously offloads tasks from a first processing resource to an alternative processing resource. Offload requests are centralized and communicated to a dispatch controller. The request defines the alternative processin... Read More

Method and system for synchronization of workitems with divergent control flow (2016)
Patent
Houston, M., Gaster, B., Howes, L., Mantor, M., & Behr, D. (2016). Method and system for synchronization of workitems with divergent control flow. US 9424099 B2

Disclosed methods, systems, and computer program products embodiments include synchronizing a group of workitems on a processor by storing a respective program counter associated with each of the workitems, selecting at least one first workitem from... Read More

Allocating memory and using the allocated memory in a workgroup in a dispatched data parallel kernel (2016)
Patent
Gaster, B., & Howes, L. (2016). Allocating memory and using the allocated memory in a workgroup in a dispatched data parallel kernel. US 9244828 B2

In a computing system, memory may be managed by using a distributed array, which is a global set of local memory regions. A segment in the distributed array is allocated and is bound to a physical memory region. The segment is used by a workgroup in... Read More

Sensor and method for detecting androstenone or skatole in boar taint (2016)
Patent
Hart, J., Crew, A., McGuire, N., & Doran, O. (2016). Sensor and method for detecting androstenone or skatole in boar taint. EP2966441 A1

The present application is concerned with a sensor system for and a method of detecting, and preferably quantifying, androstenone (CAS Reg.No. 18339-16-7) and/or skatole (CAS Reg. No. 83-34-1), the chemicals associated with boar taint. In a preferred... Read More

Method for memory consistency among heterogeneous computer components (2014)
Patent
Hower, H., Hill, M., Wood, D., Gaster, B., Hechtman, B., & Beckmann, B. (2014). Method for memory consistency among heterogeneous computer components. US 20140337587 A1

A method, computer program product, and system is described that determines the correctness of using memory operations in a computing device with heterogeneous computer components. Embodiments include an optimizer based on the characteristics of a Se... Read More

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

Analyzing sward and plant species make-up of sports and amenity turf, involves analyzing presence of genetic markers e.g. ribulose-bisphosphate carboxylase gene in sward sample obtained from sports or amenity turf surfaces (2012)
Patent
Allainguillaume, J., & Wilkinson, M. J. (2012). Analyzing sward and plant species make-up of sports and amenity turf, involves analyzing presence of genetic markers e.g. ribulose-bisphosphate carboxylase gene in sward sample obtained from sports or amenity turf surfaces. WO2012131300-A2 ; WO2012131300-A3

Abstract: NOVELTY - Method for analyzing sward, involves analyzing a sample of sward for the presence of one or more genetic markers, where the one or more genetic markers indicates the presence, identity and/or relative abundance of one or more spec... Read More

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

Method and apparatus for monitoring gas concentration in a fluid (2011)
Patent
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

Patent for 3D ceramic material (2011)
Patent
Hoskins, S., & Huson, D. (2011). Patent for 3D ceramic material. PCT/GB2011/051069

Based on a broad programme of research undertaken by Professor Stephen Hoskins and Mr David Huson, which led to the award of several AHRC-funded research projects ('The Fabrication of Three Dimensional Art and Craft Artefacts through Virtual Digital... Read More

A system for anatomical reduction of bone fractures (2011)
Patent
Dogramadzi, S., Raabe, D., & Atkins, R. (2011). A system for anatomical reduction of bone fractures. 1115586.8

For optimum healing of bone fractures in the human body, to ensure that the bone and surrounding joints are able to function correctly again, the fragments of the broken bone must be subjected to an anatomical reduction, which involves positioning an... Read More

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

Magnetic particle detector system (2010)
Patent
Kiely, J., Luxton, R. W., & Hawkins, P. (2010). Magnetic particle detector system. EP20050744998 20050517

A magnetic particle detector system comprises a plurality of reaction surfaces; a corresponding plurality of electrical coils, each located adjacent a respective reaction surface; and a measuring system for measuring the effect of magnetic particles... Read More

Gas sensor (2010)
Patent
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

Determining the sensitivity of a cell to a drug (2010)
Patent
Salisbury, V., Alloush, H., & Smith, A. (2010). Determining the sensitivity of a cell to a drug. WO/2010/015844

The present invention provides an in vitro method for determining the resistance or sensitivity of a cell line or patient sample to a deoxyribonucleoside kinase-dependent drug, wherein the method comprises the steps of: (i) treating a patient sample... Read More

Preconcentrator device (2008)
Patent
Combes, D., Cox, T., & Sage, I. (2008). Preconcentrator device. WO2009/001065

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.