Patents Assigned to Auckland Uniservices Limited
  • Patent number: 10888567
    Abstract: Pharmaceutical compositions comprising 3-aminoisoxazolopyridine compounds of the Formula I having IDO1 and/or TDO inhibitory activity are described, where W is CR1, N or N-oxide; X is CR2, N or N-oxide; Y is CR3, N or N-oxide; Z is CR4, N or N-oxide; and at least one of W, X, Y, and Z is N or N-oxide; and R9 and R10 are as defined. Also described are methods of using such compounds in the treatment of various conditions, such as cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Auckland UniServices Limited
    Inventors: Brian Desmond Palmer, Lai Ming Ching, Swarnalatha Akuratiya Gamage
  • Patent number: 10878995
    Abstract: A magnetic flux coupler comprising a magnetically permeable core having a first axis, two coils magnetically associated with the core, each coil defining a pole area located on a first side of the core and the pole areas being separated along the first axis, the coils each having a central region located between the pole areas, an end region opposite to the central region, and a side region between the central region and the end region, wherein an auxiliary pole area is provided beyond the end region of each coil which absorbs leakage flux which would otherwise emanate from the each coil in use in the vicinity of the end region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Auckland UniServices Limited
    Inventors: Grant Anthony Covic, Mickel Bipin Budhia
  • Patent number: 10850060
    Abstract: A tinnitus masking system for use by a person having tinnitus. The system comprises a sound delivery system having left and right ear-level audio delivery devices and is configured to deliver a masking sound to the person via the audio delivery devices such that the masking sound appears to originate from a virtual sound source location that substantially corresponds to the spatial location in 3D auditory space of the source of the tinnitus as perceived by the person. The masking sound being represented by left and right audio signals that are converted to audible sound by the respective audio delivery devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Auckland Uniservices Limited
    Inventors: Grant Donald Searchfield, Kei Kobayashi, Samuel Irving
  • Patent number: 10804038
    Abstract: The invention provides an electric circuit device including a conductive element configured to provide an electrical input to an electrical component, the resistivity of the conductive element being variable based at least on the extent of deformation thereof, and a deformable body coupled directly or indirectly to, or integral with, the conductive element such that deformation of the body causes the conductive element to deform, thereby varying the resistance thereof and altering the input to the electrical component. Said devices may be used singularly or in combination as logic elements within electrical circuits, providing drive and/or control functionality. Particular embodiments provide improved electrostatic generators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Auckland UniServices Limited
    Inventors: Benjamin Marc O'Brien, Iain Alexander Anderson, Thomas Gregory McKay, Emilio Patricio Calius
  • Patent number: 10788424
    Abstract: A system for quantifying fluorescence elicited on a substance or sample. The system has an excitation light source configured to direct light to an waveguide network. The network has a probe tip adapted to transmit excitation light to the sample and receive fluorescence light elicited from the sample. A detector is configured to receive fluorescence light from the waveguide network and output a signal corresponding to the fluorescence light power, and a control system including a memory component configured to store signal to noise ratio threshold values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Auckland Uniservices Limited
    Inventor: Frederique Vanholsbeeck
  • Publication number: 20200299950
    Abstract: A connector is provided for connecting between a first and second structural members. The connector includes a load applying member which bears in use in a first direction against a crushable portion of the first structural member. A retainer retains the load applying member at an initial distance from the second structural member. A non-return mechanism can act in successive cycles of forced movement of the first structural member. When the first structural member is forcibly moved in a direction opposite the first direction the load applying member progressively crushes the crushable portion of the first structural member. When the first structural member is then moved in the first direction the retained location of the load applying member is moved in the first direction relative to the second structural member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: AUCKLAND UNISERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Pouyan ZARNANI, Pierre Joseph Henri QUENNEVILLE
  • Patent number: 10778038
    Abstract: An inductive power transfer (IPT) pick-up circuit has a full-wave rectifier (D1-D4) coupled to a resonant circuit (L1 C1) and adapted to rectify an AC current received from the resonant circuit. A pair of inductors (L2 L3) are provided, being arranged to couple the rectifier to an output (VLoad) of the pick-up circuit and alternately store and release energy to the output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Auckland UniServices Limited
    Inventors: John Talbot Boys, Nicholas Athol Keeling
  • Patent number: 10755561
    Abstract: The present application relates to the detection of moving vehicles and other objects, in particular though not exclusively for the application of switching stationary charging pads for moving electric vehicle charging. There is provided an electric vehicle detecting apparatus for switching a charging pad for charging a vehicle transmitting a locating signal, the apparatus comprising two sensors separated in the direction of travel of the vehicle, and a detector arranged to detect the vehicle by comparing the locating signals received by each of the two sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Auckland UniServices Limited
    Inventor: John Talbot Boys
  • Patent number: 10741325
    Abstract: An inductive power transfer system (IPT) pick-up comprises: a pick-up coil capable of generating a voltage by magnetic induction from a primary conductive pathway, and a tuning capacitor associated with the pick-up coil to provide a first pick-up resonant circuit; a first output associated with a first control means to substantially control the voltage or current provided by the first output; a further resonant circuit connected in series or parallel with the first pick-up resonant circuit; and a second output associated with a second control means to control the voltage or current provided by the second output and a method of providing an additional independently controllable output from an IPT pick-up having a resonant pick-up circuit is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: AUCKLAND UNISERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: John Talbot Boys, Grant Anthony Covic, Daniel James Robertson
  • Publication number: 20200224360
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of making a flame retardant material, and/or to a flame retardant material, and/or a polymer composite including the flame retardant material, and/or a method of making the polymer composite. More particularly, the invention relates to treatment of a keratinous fibre with a reactive amine and an inorganic acid to make a flame retardant material which is can be used in a polymer composite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: AUCKLAND UNISERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Debes BHATTACHARYYA, Dae Seung JUNG, Nam Kyeun KIM
  • Publication number: 20200203992
    Abstract: Magnetic coupling structures for wireless power transfer include overlapping coils which are configured to provide improved flux patterns. Control methods are used to determine the variation in coupling factor relative to alignment between the primary magnetic coupling structures and energise one or more coils of the primary magnetic coupling structure dependent on the relative alignment of the coupling structures to maximise coupling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Auckland UniServices Limited
    Inventors: Grant Anthony Covic, Seho Kim, Feiyang Lin
  • Publication number: 20200181207
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to compositions and methods for treating, detecting and assisting in the diagnosis of Streptococcus pyogenes infection, of rheumatic fever or of poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis (PSGN), and compositions and methods for assessing the propensity for developing rheumatic fever or PSGN in subjects in need thereof. Recombinant polypeptides, including recombinant Streptococcus pyogenes SpnA polypeptides, and compositions comprising such polypeptides, for use in such methods are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: AUCKLAND UNISERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Nicole J MORELAND, Paul Gary YOUNG, Thomas PROFT
  • Patent number: 10673274
    Abstract: A magnetic flux pad for receiving or generating magnetic flux. The pad includes two pole areas (11, 12) associated with a magnetically permeable core 14. Coils 17 define the pole areas. The pad allows useable flux to be generated at a significant height above a surface of the pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: AUCKLAND UNISERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: John Talbot Boys, Chang-yu Huang, Grant Anthony Covic, Mickel Bipin Budhia
  • Patent number: 10673279
    Abstract: An inductive power transfer apparatus may be used for producing or receiving a magnetic field for inductive power transfer. The apparatus has a central coil and two end coils, one of the end coils being provided at each end of the central coil. Some turns of each of the end coils are on one side of the central coil and the remaining turns are on the other side. The end coils act to weaken or cancel flux on one side of the central coil and guide magnetic flux through the central coil to provide an arch shaped flux pattern beyond the apparatus on the other side of the central coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Auckland UniServices Limited
    Inventors: John Talbot Boys, Grant Anthony Covic
  • Patent number: 10670541
    Abstract: Several embodiments include a method of computing void fraction in a two-phase mixture in a pipe. A driver and a transmitter antenna can transmit a radio frequency (RF) signal through the pipe. The pipe can convey the two-phase mixture extracted from a geothermal well. The RF signal can pass through the two-phase mixture. A receiver antenna in the pipe can receive the RF signal. A receiver circuit can measure signal strength attenuations of the RF signal at the receiver antenna over a time window. A computation engine can compute an average of the signal strength attenuations over the time window. The computation engine or another computing device can then compute, in real-time, a change in a void fraction of the two-phase mixture based on the average of the signal strength attenuations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: Steamfield Sensors, Inc., Auckland UniServices Limited
    Inventors: John R. Sisler, Sadiq Jafar Mohammed Zarrouk
  • Patent number: 10666090
    Abstract: An inductive power transfer pickup circuit has a pickup coil (L2) and tuning capacitor (C2) connected in series to provide a series resonant circuit. A bi-directional switch (S1) is used to vary the phase angle between the open circuit pickup coil voltage (VOC) and the pickup coil inductor current (iL) to provide a controlled AC supply to an output of the pickup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: AUCKLAND UNISERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: John Talbot Boys, Grant Anthony Covic, Hunter Hanzhuo Wu
  • Patent number: 10610112
    Abstract: A method of determining physiological information for an internal body surface using an open catheter comprising multiple sensors. Sensor potentials are obtained and used to determine catheter potentials within the catheter, and the physiological information for the internal body surface is determined using at least some of the catheter potentials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Auckland UniServices Limited
    Inventors: Bruce Smaill, Jichao Zhao, Judit Chamorro Servent, Shu Meng
  • Patent number: 10600564
    Abstract: A multiphase IPT primary track conductor arrangement comprising a first phase conductor and a second phase conductor, the conductors being arranged substantially in a plane and so as to overlap each other and being arranged such that there is substantially balanced mutual coupling between the phase conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: AUCKLAND UNISERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Mickel Bipin Budhia, Grant Anthony Covic, John Talbot Boys, Michael Le Galais Kissin
  • Publication number: 20200069179
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a method of extracting eye velocity information from a video footage having a plurality of frames, comprising detecting at least part of an eye in at least two frames of the video footage, applying an optical flow algorithm to the at least two frames of the video footage to extract pixel velocity information, and determining a statistical measure from the pixel velocity information within the detected at least part of the eye. Other embodiments of the invention relate to a method of extracting head image trajectory information from a video footage having a plurality of frames, comprising detecting at least part of a facial region of the head image in at least two frames of the video footage, determining a measure of the movement of the at least part of a facial region between the at least two frames, and determining a transformation map from the measure of the movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: Auckland UniServices Limited
    Inventors: Ben Thompson, Jason Te Wharekotua Turuwhenua
  • Patent number: RE48247
    Abstract: An Inductive Power Transfer (IPT) pick-up apparatus includes a magnetically permeable core, a first coil, being wound about the core so as to be inductive coupled therewith such that a current induced in the first coil is most sensitive to a first directional component of magnetic flux and a second coil, being wound about the core so as to be inductively coupled therewith such that a current induced in the second coil is most sensitive to a second directional component of magnetic flux. The first directional component is substantially orthogonal to the second directional component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: AUCKLAND UNISERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: John Talbot Boys, Grant Anthony Covic, Grant Arthur John Elliot