Patents Assigned to Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
  • Patent number: 10844273
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
    Inventors: Colin David Wood, Wendy Wenjun Tian, Khoa Nguyen Pham
  • Patent number: 10845353
    Abstract: A soil condition analysis system, including: a support platform to support an elongate soil core extracted from the Earth; a plurality of soil sensing components configured to measure corresponding characteristics of a soil core supported on the support platform; one or more data acquisition components in communication with the soil sensing components and configured to generate measurement data representing the measured characteristics from the soil sensing components; wherein at least one of the support platform and the plurality of soil sensing components is mounted on a computer-controlled translation stage to enable the soil sensing components to automatically measure the corresponding characteristics of the soil core at mutually spaced locations along a longitudinal axis of the elongate soil core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Raphael Viscarra Rossel, Paul Flick, Craig Raymond Lobsey
  • Patent number: 10846472
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to computationally efficient processing of legal texts. A language processor extracts from text blocks atomic literals that correspond to terms in the legal text and that are shared across logic expressions for different text blocks. A mapper maps the text blocks into a logic expression of the atomic literals and a logic engine evaluates the logic expression based on one or more assignments of the atomic literals. A user interface comprises user input elements associated with the atomic literals. Upon user interaction with the user input elements, an assignment is created of the atomic literal associated with the user input elements and the logic engine is called to evaluate the logic expression based on the created assignment. The user interface changes based on the evaluation to thereby provide legal advice in the form of remaining atomic literals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Linda Postniece, Leif Hanlen, Travis Simon, Neil Bacon, Guido Governatori
  • Patent number: 10834890
    Abstract: The present invention provides a plant of the cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) variety Sicot 812RRF, or a part, cell, tissue or organ thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignees: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC & INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION, COTTON SEED DISTRIBUTORS LTD.
    Inventor: Warwick Nigel Stiller
  • Patent number: 10822615
    Abstract: The present invention relates to genetically modified cells that are capable of optimal transgene expression by co-expressing a silencing suppressor whilst at the same time are also capable of silencing a gene, such as a naturally occurring gene of the cell. The present invention also relates to methods of producing the modified cells, as well as relates to processes for obtaining a genetically modified cell with a desired property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Craig Christopher Wood, Fatima Naim, Surinder Pal Singh, Peter Michael Waterhouse
  • Publication number: 20200339824
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to processes, compositions and agents for inhibiting corrosion in various substrates, for example metal substrates. The present disclosure is also directed to corrosion inhibitors comprising organometallic polymers such as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), including compositions and processes comprising MOFs for inhibiting corrosion in metal substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicants: The Boeing Company, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: James Ivan MARDEL, Ivan Stewart COLE, Paul Andrew WHITE, Anthony Ewart HUGHES, Tracey Anne MARKLEY, Timothy Graham HARVEY, Joseph OBSBORNE, Erik SAPPER
  • Patent number: 10800729
    Abstract: The present invention relates to extracted plant lipid or microbial lipid comprising docosahexaenoic acid, and/or docosapentaenoic acid, and processes for producing the extracted lipid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignees: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Nuseed Pty Ltd, Grains Research and Development Corporation
    Inventors: James Robertson Petrie, Surinder Pal Singh, Pushkar Shrestha, Jason Timothy McAllister, Robert Charles de Feyter, Malcolm David Devine
  • Patent number: 10793507
    Abstract: The present invention relates to lipid comprising docosapentaenoic acid and/or docosahexaenoic acid preferentially esterified at the sn-2 position of triacylglycerol, and processes for producing and using the lipid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignees: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Grains Research and Development Corporation, Nuseed Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: James Robertson Petrie, Surinder Pal Singh, Pushkar Shrestha, Jason Timothy McAllister, Robert Charles de Feyter, Malcolm David Devine, Xue-Rong Zhou
  • Patent number: 10797617
    Abstract: An electromechanical transducer, including: one or more first mechanical resonator structures having respective first fundamental oscillation resonance frequencies; and a second mechanical resonator structure including one or more electromechanical transducer components, and having a second fundamental oscillation resonance frequency that is substantially greater than the first fundamental resonance frequencies of the first mechanical resonator structures; wherein oscillations of the first mechanical resonator structures driven by external mechanical vibrations cause the first mechanical resonator structures to intermittently couple with the second resonating structure to drive oscillations of the second resonating structure such that the electromechanical transducer components of the second mechanical resonator structure convert the oscillations of the second resonating structure to electrical energy or signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
    Inventors: Andojo Ongkodjojo Ong, Paulo Antonio De Souza, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20200306183
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymer composite for controlled release of an agent. In particular, the present invention relates to a stimuli-responsive polymer composite that can provide for controlled release of an agent in response to light. The polymer composite may be particularly suitable for the controlled delivery of a drug that is modulated by light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Timothy Hughes, Xavier Mulet, Johan Basuki, Xiaojuan Hao
  • Patent number: 10785991
    Abstract: A method of preparing an encapsulated phospholipid oil-in-water emulsion comprising: preparing an oil-in-water pre-emulsion comprising a phospholipid-containing oil and mixing the oil-in-water pre-emulsion with an encapsulant material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Luz Sanguansri, Mary Ann Augustin, Zhiping Shen
  • Patent number: 10781463
    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 desaturase or elongase activity that can be used in methods of synthesizing long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Surinder Pal Singh, Stanley Suresh Robert, Peter David Nichols, Susan Irene Ellis Blackburn, Xue-Rong Zhou, James Robertson Petrie, Allan Graham Green
  • Patent number: 10781505
    Abstract: A method for the pyrometallurgical processing of a sulphide material containing copper, the sulphide containing relatively high quantities of silica and relatively low quantities of iron, wherein the process comprises feeding the sulphide material to a TSL furnace operated under oxidising conditions such that the sulphide material forms blister copper containing between 1.2 and 1.5 wt % sulphur and a slag containing between 7 and 13 wt % copper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignees: Glencore Technology Pty Ltd, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Stanko Nikolic, Chunlin Chen, Shafi Jahanshahi
  • Patent number: 10771289
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method, receiver, multi-receiver device, system and computer readable medium for configuring a receiver to perform multi-transmitter channel estimation for a time-varying channel. In one aspect, the method includes: wirelessly receiving at least two frames, each frame including a block of training symbols received at different points in time for a time-varying channel; estimating, for each block at a block location, a first channel coefficient of the time-varying channel, wherein the block location is the same for each block; and interpolating or extrapolating a plurality of second channel coefficients for the respective training symbols of each block based on the respective first channel coefficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Chang Kyung Sung, Rodney Kendall, David Eric Humphrey, Hajime Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200280095
    Abstract: An electrolyte composition comprising (i) a block copolymer, (ii) an organic electrolyte (e.g. an ionic liquid), and (iii) a lithium salt, wherein the block copolymer comprises a non-ionic block and an ionic block, the non-ionic block comprising polymerised residues of hydrophobic monomers, and the ionic block comprising polymerised monomer residues having covalently coupled thereto (a) a pendant organic ionic liquid cation, the pendant organic ionic liquid cation having a counter anion, (b) a pendant anionic moiety, the pendant anionic moiety having a counter cation, or (c) a combination thereof, and the electrolyte composition has at least two glass transition temperature (Tg) values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: John Chiefari, Kristine Barlow, Nicolas Goujon, Xiaojuan Hao, Maria Forsyth, Patrick C. Howlett
  • Patent number: 10758753
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a ducting system (100) for conveying a flow of a gaseous feed (110) comprising a combustible component from an inlet to at least one combustion module (12), the ducting system (100) utilising a combination of a sensor (C0) for measuring the concentration of the combustible component in the gaseous feed (110), a flame detector (F0, F1, F2, F3, . . . , Fn) a shut-off valve (6) and a flame arrestor (5) located in a flow path of the gaseous feed upstream of the shut-off valve (6) such that a measurement of a concentration of combustible material in the gaseous feed over a specified concentration by the sensor (CO) causes the shut-off valve (6) to be configured to the closed position for preventing flow of a gaseous feed comprising a combustible mixture of the combustible component from reaching an ignition source and/or detection of flame by the flame detector (F0, F1, F2, F3, . . .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Shi Su, Hua Guo, Xinxiang Yu
  • Patent number: 10758927
    Abstract: Some embodiments relate to an apparatus for holding a workpiece under tension while one or more operations are performed on the workpiece, the apparatus comprising: a frame; a first spindle rotatably coupled to the frame; a first coupler configured to couple the first spindle to a first end of the workpiece; a second spindle rotatably coupled to the frame; and a second coupler configured to couple the second spindle to a second end of the workpiece; wherein a distance between the first and second couplers is adjustable to hold the workpiece under tension between the couplers while the one or more operations are performed, and wherein the workpiece can be rotated with the couplers relative to the frame about a common axis of rotation extending between the couplers. Some embodiments relate to a system comprising a controller for controlling rotation of the workpiece. Embodiments also relate to processes comprising holding a workpiece under tension while performing one or more operations on the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
    Inventors: Andrew Joseph Urban, Steven John Hogan
  • Patent number: 10738234
    Abstract: The phenomena of nutrient adsorption are utilised to enhance nutrient bioavailability and enhance methanogenesis efficiency. Thus methods for avoiding or reversing such adsorption or utilising the phenomena in a way favourable to promotion of methanogenesis in a formation, for example, through desorption of bound nutrients, or adsorption competing bacteria nutrients or methanogen toxicants, etc., are provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
    Inventors: Luke Connell, Regina Sander, Deasy Heryanto, Nicholas Lupton, Michael Camilleri, Zhejun Pan
  • Patent number: 10723844
    Abstract: A valve in the form of a medical device, article, or implant that is composed wholly or partly of a biomaterial, the biomaterial comprising a polyurethane or polyurethane urea elastomeric composition having a plurality of soft segments and hard segments, such that the plurality of soft segments are each derived from at least one block copolymer segment of Formula 1 and optionally an additional polyol or polyamine. The valve may include a plurality of valve leaflets and a support structure with one or more of the valve leaflets being composed wholly or partly of the biomaterial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Pathiraja Arachchillage Gunatillake, Mark Bown, Raju Adhikari
  • Patent number: 10724861
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a system for monitoring walls. The system receives first and second image data representing two-dimensional locations of multiple points of the wall associated with a first and second point in time, the second point in time being later than the first point in time. The system also receives depth data from a depth sensor indicative of a change in depth of the wall between the first point in time and the second point in time. The system then determines data indicative of a change of the two-dimensional locations of the multiple points of the wall between the first point in time and the second point in time based on the first image data, the second image data, and the depth data. This means correlations between the image data and the depth data can be considered, which allows accurate perpendicular line of sight monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Marc Karim Elmouttie, George Vladimir Poropat