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Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Universal sensor platform for immunoassayThe research group in Bioelectrochemistry and Biosensors of the University of Alcalá has developed a method for the construction of a universal analytical device that allows the adaptation of any ELISA format to an immunosensor format, in order to develop simple, low cost and easy to use sensors. This device is based on the sequential deposition of self-assembled monolayers of polymers and affinity elements, applicable for the detection and quantification of any analyte or target antigen in a liquid sample, which allows the development of "on-demand" immunosensors. The group looks for companies or institutions from agro-food, bio-sanitary and environmental sector, interested in reaching collaboration agreements, commercial agreements with technical assistance or patent licensing.
DIT Hothouse posted this:UPQC: A Device for Power Quality EnhancementUPQC (Universal Power Quality Conditioner) allows optimal control of a power electronics-based conditioner. Comprising both shunt and series elements (inverters), UPQC compensates for sags and swells, unbalance and distortion (harmonics)in the supply current and supply voltage respectively. UPQC delivers cost savings, increased reliability and enhanced electrical power network functionality. It also employs modular control software and novel techniques for load side short circuit protection of series inverters.
Syncoda Technologies posted this:US8238513 (B2) - IMAGING SYSTEM AND METHOD UTILIZING PRIMARY RADIATIONAn imaging system and method for producing an image based on primary radiation. A separate image based solely on scattered radiation may also be obtained and may be of practical interests. The separation of primary and scattered radiation is achieved by utilizing a small beam exposure and a cone beam exposure, then the primary and scatter images are reconstructed based on a pencil beam model or from a Monte Carlo method. Other embodiments disclosed include two-layer detector arrays or volumetric detector arrays that measure the relationship between the dose and the position, from which the primary and scattered radiation can be extracted. In addition, by limiting a readout time of a detector, primary radiation component may be read because of a delay in the scattered radiation.
Syncoda Technologies posted this:US8239176 (B2) - Simulation Methods and Systems for Carriers Having MultiplicationsCan be used for financial analysis and traffic analysis software: A simulation of a multiplication process includes tracing histories of a plurality of carriers, increasing a weight factor of a carrier to simulate a multiplication of the carrier, and summing the number of the plurality of carriers. Each of the plurality of carriers is multiplied by its respective weight factor.
Syncoda Technologies posted this:US8512301 (B2) - Canned vacuumAn apparatus includes a vacuum container for maintaining a built-in vacuum pressure, and a vacuum device for connecting the vacuum container with a surface. A method to treat patients using a disposable vacuum source is also provided, including applying the disposable vacuum apparatus to the patient's skin, equalizing the pressure in the vacuum apparatus and the pressure on the skin to apply a vacuum suction force, and releasing the vacuum suction force by equalizing the pressure on the skin with the ambient atmospheric pressure.
Syncoda Technologies posted this:US9070809 (B2) - Inter-Facing Solar PanelsA method for effectively collecting solar energy, including disposing solar panels substantially inter-facing each other, and reflecting sun light between inter-facing solar panels. A solar panel, including a first portion adapted to convert sun light into usable energy at a first optimal wavelength; and a second portion adapted to convert sun light into usable energy at a second optimal wavelength. A method for effectively collecting solar energy, including using a first portion of a first solar panel to partially convert a beam of sun light into usable energy, and partially reflect the beam of sun light into a second solar panel; and using the second solar panel to partially convert the reflected beam into collectable energy.
Syncoda Technologies posted this:US9226722 (B2) - Medical Imaging System and Method with Separate Primary and Scattered ComponentsA computed tomography (CT) or ultra sound imaging system and method are configured to construct images of an object. The imaging system includes: a radiation or ultrasound source including a collimating or a blocking device configured to generate both a narrow beam and a wide beam; a detector configured to detect radiation or ultrasound wave from the radiation or ultrasound wave from the radiation or ultrasound source; and at least one processing circuit configured to: determine a scatter-to-primary ratio (SPR) of the wide beam based on the narrow beam; determine a primary component of the wide beam based on the SPR to thereby separate the primary component from a scattered component of the wide beam; and construct an image of an object inside a patient using the primary component to thereby improve a contrast of the object.
Syncoda Technologies posted this:US9339595 (B2) - DISPOSABLE VACUUM SOURCE AND MEDICAL APPLICATIONS THEREOFAn apparatus including: a vacuum container configured to provide and substantially maintain a built-in vacuum pressure; a contact member configured to contact and substantially enclose a surface area; a vacuum device configured to couple the built-in vacuum pressure to the surface area thereby applying a suction force over the surface area; and a conduit coupled to the vacuum container; wherein the vacuum container is also configured to retain a substance collected from adjacent the surface area, wherein the conduit is configured to direct the substance to the vacuum container, and to maintain substantially the same level of vacuum pressure as the vacuum container, wherein the vacuum container comprises a collapsible container, and wherein the collapsible container comprises a spring member configured to maintain a tension in a wall of the vacuum container.
Syncoda Technologies posted this:US9369082 (B2) - Solar power mobile charging stationA mobile charging system includes a foldable solar panel and a battery configured to receive electricity generated by the solar panel and to charge one or more electric vehicles. The mobile charging system is configured to be towed or driven to locations to provide services to users. Users can park their electric vehicles under the shade of the solar panel, getting electricity either through the battery or directly from the solar panel, the hydro generator, or the wind turbine. The users can also get food from the kitchen, cooked from an electric stove or oven or microwave, cold drinks from the vending machine or refrigerator, and get online from the wireless router. Operators of the charging systems can broadcast their positions. Users can find the positions of the available systems using apps, and request services to be delivered at the user locations.
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas posted this:Use of immobilized enzymes in the synthesis of biodieselCSIC has developed a process for the enzymatic synthesis of alkyl esters of long chain fatty acids in the presence of an alcohol and an enzymatic preparation with a sterol esterase/lipase covalently immobilized on magnetic particles functionalized on its surface. The process increases the yield of the synthesis of alkyl esters, and allows recovery of the catalyst. The synthesized compounds can be used as biofuel. Industrial partners are being sought to use the technology through a patent licence agreement. An offer for Patent Licensing
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FUNDITEC posted this:Use of proteins from alternative sources for food applicationsAt FUNDITEC we have a wide experience in the valorization of biomass from microalgae (both lipid and protein extracts) to be used in the development of products of interest in the food industry. Looking for Research co-operation, Technical co-operation and Partner Search
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Using artificial intelligence to shorten the time in the wind turbine design process.Nowadays, aerodynamic industry makes use of exclusively customary techniques over the different stages composing the design process. These techniques require some computing time (depending on the accuracy provided), which bounds the number of different designs that can be taken into account. By reducing that time through the use of new methods in artificial intelligence, it is possible increasing the amount of considered designs.
- Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew UniversityYissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University
Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University posted this:Using Chlorella Ohadii Algae Genes to Improve Plant Resistance to PhotodamageA photo damage resistant transgenic plant. Project ID : 8-2018-5702
Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia posted this:Valorization of HFC-23: trifluoromethylation reactions- clean production of trifluromethylcopper reagent - process works at room temperature and atmospheric pressure - inexpensive and abundant trifluoromethyl source - environmentally friendly process - low-cost reagents - valorization of fluoroform: a by-product of PTFE production - Versatile reagent allowing for a broad scope of reactivity
University of Vigo posted this:Valorization of whey and vinasses by producing antimicrobial extracts using biotechnological processesThis invention is based on the production of antimicrobial extracts with potential application against pathogenic microorganisms. The biotechnological production of antimicrobial metabolites was carried out using Lactobacillus plantarum strains. Two industrial wastes, whey, and wine distilled lees (or vinasses) were assayed in order to make the process economically competitive with regard to the chemical one. The extracts are mainly composed by lactic acid, 3-phenyllactic and bacteriocins. Whey was enzymatically hydrolyzed and the solutions were fermented sequentially or simultaneously. The bioprocesses were carried out continuously or discontinuously
uacoopera posted this:Variable flow pump for longitudinal displacementA Portuguese University has developed an invention consisting of a new concept of flow variation in a vane pump that allows to bypass the concepts now patented and used. This invention therefore relates to a variable displacement vane pump and the variations in the fluid’s flow rate conveyed by the pump for a given rotation is achieved by changing a longitudinal length of the chambers, and not by changing the eccentricity between the ring and the rotor. This is the main difference between this and the variable flow vane pumps currently available. The university is looking for companies that develop and produce oil pumps to license this technology.
- Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew UniversityYissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University
Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University posted this:VEGF Stimulation for Anti-Aging TreatmentA treatment resulting in attenuation of multiple aging phenotypes ("healthy aging") and lifespan extension Project ID : 6-2018-4548
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Ventilated facade building system of folded sheet without frameA research group from the Department of Architecture of the University of Alcalá (Spain) has developed a ventilated facade system characterized by the incorporation of a folded sheet placed in the middle of the section, which acts as a structural element of the façade and holds the rest of the materials and constituents of the facade. The sheet is folded forming ribs on both sides of the sheet, strengthening the façade and producing suitable modulations for both fixing the outer finishing material and transmitting the loads (own weight and horizontal actions) to the structure of the building by means of fastening elements located in the edge of the floor slab. The group looks for companies in the building sector and manufacturers of facade systems to sign technical cooperation agreements, commercial agreements with technical assistance and patent licensing agreements.
Jordi Reverter posted this:Versatile magnetic/optical device for advanced nanotherapiesLow cost device that allows the simultaneous or sequential induction of both magnetic and optical hyperthermia. For use in local treatments, this is the first time these two heat induction mechanisms have been combined in a single device
Licensing Manager at Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia
Laser Consult Ltd. posted this:Vertical axis wind turbine for slow and changing wind speedOne of our partner company active in the fields of construction, trade and services has developed a solution to accelerate and regulate the wind speed to handle low wind speed and high wind gusts. The presented product is in the capacity range where other vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs) are however its energy production is more effective. The Hungarian firm is looking for industrial partners interested in licence agreement.
Arkadiusz Rudawski, PhD posted this:Vertical centrifugal honey dehydrator (VCHD)/honey dryerProposed VCHD allows the beekeepers (owners of small and medium apiaries) to dehydrate honey faster and cheaper than with the use of products available on the market nowadays. The cost of the VCHD is also lower than the cost of typical commercial honey dehydrators. What’s more. The VCHD is also multifunctional. It allows for: creaming honey, drying pollen and, after minor reconfiguration, it can act as a honey centrifuge.
Technology Broker at Center for Technology Transfer, Cracow University of Technology
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Very active aluminum catalysts in glycidyl methacrylate ring opening polymerization, with application in electronic devicesThe research group in "Organometallic Complexes in Catalytic Processes" of the University of Alcalá presents the synthesis of aluminum aryloxide compounds and their application in glycidyl methacrylate ring opening polymerization processes. The most frequent use of this polymer is as photocurable material with optimal characteristics for use in electronic devices. The research group looks for companies in the electronic industry, especially those dedicated to the preparation of electronic components, to reach patent licensing agreements, collaborative or commercial agreements with technical assistance.
- Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de PueblaBenemérita Universidad Autónoma de PueblaBenemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla posted this:Vestibular prosthesis with micro-electric-mechanical sensorsA vestibular prosthesis includes micro-electric-mechanical (MEMS) sensors, gyroscopes in each sensitivity axis (X, Y, Z), accelerometers in each sensitivity axis (X, Y, Z) to detect an angular and linear movement providing displacement measurements, gyroscopes in each one of the spatial axes (X, Y, Z), a microprocessor connected to the MEMS sensors and producing an electric pulse pattern or a continuous galvanic current pattern, a conditioning unit that amplifies and conditions the microprocessor output to apply current to the stimulation electrodes, the microcontroller being configured to determine the displacement of the cupula and the otolithic mass, determine a membrane potential as a result of a displacement detected by the MEMS sensors by means of determining a transduction current, and determine an action potential discharge pattern for the primary afferent neuron,; which synapses with the hair cell by means of a mathematical model of the informative process of the vestibular mechanoreceptor.
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:Vibration-Assisted ball burnishing. A solution for Surface enhancement through acoustoplasticity An innovative system to modify the surface integrity, i.e. surface texture and roughness, hardness and residual stress, of previously milled workpieces has beThe Challenge The manufacturing industry demands effective finishing processes to which workpieces could be subjected to enhance their future in-service performance. This need is especially required for innovative materials, as they usually show a detrimental surface integrity state due to their low machinability. In the transportation industry, the manufacturing of components such as turbine blades, requires the application of local processes that could reinforce critical areas of the workpiece that are subjected to demanding regimes, such as fatigue. Improving the surface and near-surface texture, roughness, residual stress and hardness is a mean to prevent crack growth and enhance the behavior of these components. In this context, the vibration-assisted ball burnishing tool has proved positive results in laboratory applications, and is ready for a leap forward into the industry,
Servei de Gestió de la Innovació posted this:Vibration-assisted ball burnishing: A solution for Surface enhancement through acoustoplasticityAn innovative system to modify the surface integrity, i.e. surface texture and roughness, hardness and residual stress, of previously milled workpieces has been developed. The system can be easily integrated in real manufacturing environments, but should be tested with that aim. Partners to further develop the system and/or to establish commercial agreements along with technical cooperation are sought.
Licensing Manager at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Vibroacoustic spectrometry system for the non-destructive analysis of materialsThe research group "Radiation and Sensing Group" of the University of Alcalá presents a system of non-destructive analysis of materials and structures, by spectral study of the indirect vibroacoustic excitations of the materials analyzed. By means of this system it is possible to perform in situ the analysis of materials and structures without previous treatments, solving with that the need to use coupling liquids that the current ultrasonic based systems currently use. The group seeks to reach licensing agreements, collaboration agreements or commercial agreements with technical assistance, with companies from the agrofood, pharmacy, construction, ceramics, wood, cork and other materials sectors.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Video surveillance system and intelligence monitoritation.GEINTRA is a research group from the Department of electronics of the University of Alcala. They offer solutions for video surveillance and intelligent monitoring from the information provided by different sensors. This technological solution can be use in different applications, among which highlights people detection and object identification and tracking. Their main advantages are its versatility to be used with different objectives and in different operating environments, the intelligence of the process and control system (extracting reliable statistics, position and orientation, size, counting, mobility and other physics of the object). The group is looking for security companies, companies working in events planning or gauging control, to achieve technical collaboration agreements.
Centre Technology Transfer CITTRU posted this:Visible light photoactive materials based on modified nanocrystalline titanium dioxide for disinfection and sterilizationTitanium dioxide based materials are commonly known as photocatalysts of environmental and biomedical relevance. Photoactive TiO2 irradiated with ultraviolet light shows antiseptic, fungicidal, disinfecting and odour-neutralizing properties. It can be used for production of self-cleaning surfaces as well as disinfection, sterilization or odour-neutralizing agents. Currently used TiO2 material are active only with UV light. Modification of the material done by research team of the Jagiellonian University allows to activate TiO2 with use of visible light.
- Universitat de GironaUniversitat de GironaUniversitat de Girona
Technology Transfer Office
Universitat de Girona posted this:ViTAM, Videoconferencing multiplatform solutionsThe main innovation aspects in ViTAM are the following: - Simple and usable user interfaces. User interfaces are asymmetrical, differing from the patient and the professional. While the patient’s interface is extremely simplified, the professional’s side keeps a slightly higher complexity to keep control of the videoconferencing. This approach facilitates at most the use of technology by non-experts. - Specially designed for medical and social consultations. It implements two innovative operation modes not available in the market: the online consultation with waiting room and the videoconferencing call centre (coming soon). - Multiplatform and Multidevice. It is multiplatform (Windows, Mac, Android, iOS) and multidevice (PC, laptop, tablet, smartphone). - Easy integration. It can be easily integrated in or with other applications, as well as connect with external services (e.g. electronic health record, calendar). - Customisation. It can be customised not only in terms of graphical user interface but also in the workflow so as to implement new personalised videoconferencing scenarios. - Single and multiple videoconferencing. It offers 1 to 1 videoconferencing and multivideoconferencing in a single and unified interface. - Privacy. It ensures privacy protection by providing communications and data protection and enables its deployment on certified medical data management servers. - Sensors. It can be implemented as a background application running on the device, which can receive incoming connection requests, which can be useful when linked to sensors data alarms (e.g. blood pressure).