Patents Assigned to Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
  • Publication number: 20190316128
    Abstract: The invention is to methods of gene silencing in arthropods using dsRNA. The method is include contacting the arthropod with, and/or directly feeding the arthropod, the dsRNA to the arthropods to deliver the dsRNA to arthropod tissues. It is envisaged that the methods of the invention will have use in determining the biological function of genes in arthropods. Methods of pest control of arthropods, and of protecting arthropods against parasites and predators are provided. Transgenic arthropods expressing dsRNA molecules are also provided by the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Steven Whyard, Fiona Helen Cameron, Minoo Moghaddam, Trevor J. Lockett
  • Patent number: 10443079
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of synthesizing long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, especially eicosapentaenoic acid, docosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid, in recombinant cells such as yeast or plant cells. Also provided are recombinant cells or plants which produce long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a group of new enzymes which possess desatorase or elongase activity that can be used in methods of synthesizing long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Surinder Pal Singh, Stanley Suresh Robert, Peter David Nichols, Susan Irene Ellis Blackburn, Xue-Rong Zhong, James Robertson Petrie, Allan Graham Green
  • Patent number: 10440678
    Abstract: A wireless tracking system comprises mobile devices and stationary devices at known locations. The system receives a first radio measurement indicative of a first propagation path length and receives sensor data indicative of the movement of the first mobile device. The sensor data is of a type different to the radio measurement. The system then determines a historical location of the first mobile device based on the first radio measurement and the sensor data and determines error data indicative of a difference between a historical radio measurement and the historical location and stores the error data associated with the historical location. The system can then receive a second radio measurement indicative of a second propagation path length of radio frequency radiation and determine an estimated location of the second mobile device based on the second radio measurement and the stored error data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Mark Hedley, Shenghong Li
  • Publication number: 20190300894
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for extracting lipid from vegetative plant parts such as leaves, stems, roots and tubers, and for producing industrial products such as hydrocarbon products from the lipids. Preferred industrial products include alkyl esters which may be blended with petroleum based fuels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Thomas Vanhercke, James Robertson Petrie, Anna El Tahchy, Surinder Pal Singh, Qing Liu
  • Publication number: 20190291044
    Abstract: A process for absorbing carbon dioxide from a gas stream containing carbon dioxide, including contacting the gas stream with an aqueous composition having a substituted heteroaromatic compound including a six-membered heteroaromatic ring comprising from 1 to 3 nitrogen atoms in the heteroaromatic ring and at least one substituent wherein at least one of the substituents is of formula —R1NH2 wherein R1 is selected from C1 to C6 alkylene and ethers of formula —R2—O—R3— wherein R2 and R3 are C1 to C3 alkylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
    Inventors: Graeme Douglas PUXTY, William CONWAY, Qi YANG, Paul Hubert Maria FERON
  • Patent number: 10424062
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to representing an interior of a volume, such as but not limited to, a lumen. Examples of lumens may comprise a colon or bronchus. An input port receives the captured image data of the interior of the volume. The processor selects one of the multiple candidates such that the selected one of the multiple candidates corresponds to the captured image data. Each candidate is associated with simulated image data of the interior of the volume. The processor stores an association of the selected candidate with the captured image data to represent the interior of the volume. Aspects of the disclosure include computer implemented methods, computer systems and software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Olivier Salvado, Hans De Visser, Cédric Dumas
  • Patent number: 10416248
    Abstract: Magnetic resonance (MR) apparatuses, systems and methods for analysing a material. The magnetic resonance apparatuses include a primary loop defining an aperture that the material being analysed can pass through where the primary loop includes at least one pair of electrically conductive segments. The magnetic resonance apparatus also includes a pair of capacitance units corresponding to each pair of electrically conductive segments. Each capacitance unit is conductively connected to two adjoining conductive segments in series so that the primary loop forms a circuit for a radio frequency (RF) current. The primary loop is adapted to: conduct the RF electrical current so that the RF electrical current is predominantly in-phase over the entire primary loop. The magnetic resonance apparatus further includes: a pair of secondary coils corresponding to each pair of capacitor units, electrically conductively isolated from the primary loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
    Inventor: David Geoffrey Miljak
  • Publication number: 20190275535
    Abstract: Embodiments generally relate to froth measurement apparatus, and related methods and systems. An example apparatus comprises: an elongate first housing portion; and a series of sensor probes positioned along the first housing portion, each of the sensor probes having a probe body extending away from the first housing portion by a distance and comprising first and second electrodes for measuring changes in electrical potential associated with froth and/or bubbles. The sensor probes comprise signal processing circuitry coupled to the probe bodies to receive analog output signals from the probe bodies and to generate digital output signals based on the analog output signals. The apparatus comprises at least one processor configured to receive the digital output signals or sensor information based on the digital output signals and configured to determine at least one froth parameter over a sampling period based on the digital output signals or the sensor information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Krishna Mohanarangam, Wei Yang
  • Publication number: 20190269718
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of adversely affecting a biofilm, the method comprising exposing the biofilm to a composition comprising an effective amount of polymer that incorporates within its backbone structure a first polymerised residue of ethylenically unsaturated monomer, said first polymerised monomer residue comprising a covalently bound moiety that (i) presents pendant from the backbone structure, and (ii) comprises a cationic functional group or precursor functional group thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicants: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Monash University
    Inventors: Katherine Elizabeth Sarah Locock, Laurence Meagher, Yue Qu, Ana Traven
  • Patent number: 10378112
    Abstract: A process for producing a titanium load-bearing structure, which comprises cold-gas dynamic spraying of titanium particles on to a suitably shaped support member, and a titanium load bearing structure so-produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
    Inventors: Saden Zahiri, Mahnaz Jahedi, Jeffrey Lang, Timothy Fox, Richard Fox
  • Patent number: 10378319
    Abstract: Process for stimulating and maintaining the activity of a microbial consortia within a subterranean solid carbonaceous medium to produce methane are described. The process comprises the steps of: (A) dosing a first nutrient composition into the microbial consortia environment, (B) monitoring the microbial consortia environment, including the generation of methane therein; (C) dosing a second nutrient composition into the microbial consortia based upon the results of step (B); and (D) repeating steps (B) and (C) and, if required, (E) dosing a further nutrient composition into the microbial consortia environment based upon the results of step (D).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
    Inventors: David Lambourne, Philip Hendry
  • Patent number: 10366177
    Abstract: A method of designing a cutting drum for earth moving equipment is disclosed. The cutting drum has two or more ring segments, each ring segment comprising a plurality of cutting tools, and the rotational position of at least one ring segment is adjustable relative to one or more other ring segment and fixable in the new rotational position. The method involves inputting a plurality of design parameters of a cutting drum into a computer program, performing a computer simulated analysis of the cutting drum using the computer program to determine at least one operational value associated with at least one design objective, using the computer simulated analysis to determine the relative locations of the ring segments that correspond to the at least one design objective, and rotating the or each adjustable ring segment relative to at least one other ring segment so that the relative locations of the ring segments correspond to the at least one design objective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
    Inventors: Xing Sheng Li, Yong Sun, Hua Guo
  • Patent number: 10364393
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus and method for the production of densified charcoal from organic material that can be used for example as chemical reagents, fuels, or absorbents. The reaction vessel defines a flow path extending from the input to the vessel, through to the output from the vessel, in which the thermal decomposition of the organic material progresses as the organic material passes through the reaction vessel. The vessel includes a reaction zone for autogenous reaction of organic material in a reaction bed of the organic material. Pressure can be applied to the bed of organic material to increase the density of the resultant charcoal. Acoustic emitters may also be used to enhance the densification process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
    Inventor: Alexandre Vladimirovich Deev
  • Patent number: 10344334
    Abstract: Disclosed are nucleic acid, RNA, and protein expression profiles which are indicative of the onset, predisposition to the onset and/or progression of a large intestine neoplasm. More particularly disclosed are nucleic acid molecules, the expression profiles of which are indicative of the onset and/or progression of a colorectal neoplasm, such as an adenoma or an adenocarcinoma. The expression profiles of the present invention are useful in a range of applications including, but not limited to, those relating to the diagnosis and/or monitoring of colorectal neoplasms, such as colorectal adenomas and adenocarcinomas. Further disclosed are methods of screening a subject for the onset, predisposition to the onset and/or progression of a large intestine neoplasm by screening for modulation in the expression profile of the disclosed nucleic acid molecule markers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: CLINICAL GENOMICS PTY. LTD., COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
    Inventors: Lawrence Charles LaPointe, Robert Dunne, Graeme P. Young, Peter Molloy, Susanne Pedersen, Glenn Southwell Brown, Lloyd Douglas Graham
  • Publication number: 20190201866
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing metal organic frameworks, comprising: a tubular flow reactor comprising a tubular body into which, in use, precursor compounds which form the metal organic framework are fed and flow, said tubular body including at least one annular loop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Marta RUBIO MARTINEZ, Matthew Roland HILL, Michael BATTEN, Kok Seng LIM, Anastasios POLYZOS, Timothy Raymond BARTON, Trevor Dean HADLEY, Andreas Alexander MONCH
  • Publication number: 20190203125
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for producing industrial products such as hydrocarbon products from non-polar lipids in a vegetative plant part. Preferred industrial products include alkyl esters which may be blended with petroleum based fuels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Thomas Vanhercke, James Robertson Petrie, Anna El Tahchy, Surinder Pal Singh, Qing Liu
  • Publication number: 20190203102
    Abstract: A method of controlling sand production in a sandstone reservoir comprising providing (i) an aminosilane and (ii) a polymeric linking agent comprising monomeric units having pendent functional groups selected from the group consisting of carboxylic acids, carboxylic acid esters and amides, wherein a plurality of the pendent functional groups are reacted with the amino group of the aminosilane by a process selected from the group consisting of aminolysis of carboxylic acid ester groups, Mannich reaction between the amino group of the aminosilane and a plurality of at least one of carboxylic acid and amide pendent groups in the presence of an aldehyde activating agent or combination thereof, contacting the aminosilane and polymeric linking agent with the sandstone reservoir to bond the silane group of the aminosilane with particles of sand and provide agglomeration as a result of covalent bonding of the linking agent with a plurality of aminosilanes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
    Inventors: Colin David WOOD, Wendy Wenjun TIAN, Khoa Nguyen PHAM
  • Patent number: 10338194
    Abstract: Disclosed is method of computing a round trip delay between a pair of nodes, the method comprising transmitting at least one beacon at a known transmit time from each of the nodes; measuring the times-of-arrival of the beacons at other of the nodes; and estimating a round trip delay between the nodes from the measured times-of-arrival and the transmit times; and correcting the round trip delay for either or both of a frequency offset between the nodes and relative motion between the nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
    Inventors: Mark Hedley, David Eric Humphrey
  • Patent number: PP30813
    Abstract: A new and distinct variety of Mango plant, herein referred to by its cultivar name, ‘NMBP-4069’, is provided which forms fruit with an average weight of 378 grams and with skin that is soft pink to red blush over a pale yellow background in coloration. The new variety is a mid-season variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventor: Ian Stephen Edward Bally
  • Patent number: PP30814
    Abstract: A new and distinct variety of Mango plant, herein referred to by its cultivar name, ‘NMBP-1243’, is provided which forms fruit with an average weight of 507 grams with skin that is strong red/pink blush over a pale yellow background in coloration. The new variety is an early season variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventor: Ian Stephen Edward Bally