AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

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Vienna, Austria

The Austrian Institute of Technology is an Austrian application-oriented R&D company, employing more than 850 people in various locations across Austria. Its name was changed from Austrian Research Centers to the current name in June 2009.Their website states: "The ARC Group is committed to creative and efficient cooperation of natural, economic and social science experts with the ultimate aim of consolidating and extending Austria’s position as a business locatio the face of international competition." Wikipedia.

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Patent
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology | Date: 2017-08-02

The present invention provides a method for multiplex detection of target DNA. Specifically the invention provides a solid substrate comprising a plurality of DNA probes, wherein each probe contains at least two linear nucleotide chains (LNCs). The present invention is particularly useful in multiplex reactions wherein multiple target sequences are detected in one reaction. Kits useful in the multiple target detection are also provided.


Patent
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology | Date: 2017-07-19

The invention relates to a method and a device for determining the time curve of the depth of breath (T) of a person, in particular a sleeping person. Height profiles (H) of the person (1) at individual recording time points are continuously determined. Height profiles from adjacent recording time points are combined to give segments. The region which indicates the abdomen or chest region of the person depending on a corresponding reference point or reference region (21) is selected as an observation region (22). For each height profile (H) within the segment (S1,..., Sq), the corresponding average value of the distances of the points of the height profile (H), which points lie within the observation region (22), from a reference point or reference object is separately determined. For the segment (S1,..., Sq), a signal (si) is determined and for each recording time point (t1,..., tp) of the height profile (H), the average value determined for this height profile (H) is associated with said signal. On the basis of the determined signal (si), in particular on the basis of the amplitude of said signal, one or more values which characterise the time curve of the depth of breath (T) are determined.


Patent
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology | Date: 2017-07-12

The invention relates to a method of distinguishing a thyroid cancer type or risk thereof, comprising the step of determining the DNA methylation status of thyroid cancer genes of a sample of a subject, wherein the thyroid cancer genes are selected from one or more of the genes of table 1 or 2, and comparing the methylation status of said genes with a control sample, thereby identifying thyroid cancer DNA in the sample.


Patent
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology | Date: 2017-02-01

The present invention discloses a method of generating subsets of methylation specific markers from a set, having diagnostic power for various diseases, e.g. cancer of thyroid, breast, colon, or leukemia, in diverse samples; identified subsets of that set, as well as methods for the prognosis and diagnosis of diseases.


Patent
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology | Date: 2017-01-25

The invention relates to a device for determining the state of a persons skin and is characterized in that, as a flat sheet that can be applied to the skin (9) and can be secured flat thereon, it has a self-adhesive film, in particular skin plaster flat sheet (1) made of a non-conductive film adapting the skin topography, which film has a window-like recess (2) passing transversely through it, in particular for direct application of a cosmetic or medical formulation (91) from outside (as) onto the skin (9), wherein at least two contact electrodes (3; 3) are arranged as sensors on the skin side (hs) of the film, in particular of the skin plaster flat sheet, and can be applied to the skin, in that the electrodes are further connected to an impedance and resistance and/or capacitance measurement unit (5) via a voltage supply unit (4) that can be supplied with current by means of NFC technology, from which a preferably passive communications unit (6) with an antenna loop (7) issuing from it can be supplied with the measurement data, which can be called up as skin resistance and/or capacitance data by means of NFC-capable external communications unit with suitable App, such as a mobile phone, reader or smartphone.


Patent
Seibersdorf Labor GmbH and AIT Austrian Institute of Technology | Date: 2017-02-22

The invention relates to a medication injector (100) for dispensing liquid medications to people. The injector comprises a container (1) which is filled with the liquid (12) and which has an opening (11) at one end for dispensing the liquid (12) and comprises at least one pair of capacitive measuring electrodes (21, 22) arranged opposite each other in the outer region of the container (1), in particular on the wall, for determining the permittivity of the respective medium in the intermediate region between the measuring electrodes, said measuring electrodes being used by the injector to determine the fill level of the container. A shielding (3) is provided which surrounds the measuring electrodes (21, 22) in the manner of a sheath, is arranged around the container (1), and reduces possible external interfering influences on the capacitive measurement, such as those resulting from contact for example. Additionally, a contact sensor (5) is provided which can mark the measurement as invalid.


Patent
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology | Date: 2017-02-01

The inventive provides a method of determining the flow speed or pressure of a fluid comprising providing a sensor comprising at least one graphene layer as semi-conductor material, contacting said sensor with said fluid, determining an electrical property of said graphene layer, such as an conductibility or an electric current, impedance or transistor gating of the graphene semiconductor, and determining the flow speed or pressure as a result of said electrical property, wherein the graphene layer comprises reduced graphene oxide; and a flow and pressure sensitive graphene sensor flow cell for performing such a method.


Patent
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology and Seibersdorf Labor GmbH | Date: 2017-05-17

The invention relates to a detection unit (100) for detecting the removal of medicines (201) from a packaging unit (200) comprising at least one pocket (202) for a medicine (201), wherein the pocket (202) has an opening (203), which is closed by a foil (204), wherein a) the detection unit (100) has a first carrier layer (110) with a contact area (199) for placing against the foil (204) of the packaging unit (200), wherein a first flat electrode (111) is arranged on the first carrier layer (110), b) a second carrier layer (120) is arranged parallel to the first carrier layer (110) and/or the first electrode (111), lying against the first carrier layer (110), wherein a second flat electrode (121) is arranged on the second carrier layer (120), wherein the first electrode (111) and the second electrode (121) lie opposite one another, in particular overlap one another, c) provided in the first carrier layer (110) is a first perforation (112), which partially surrounds the first electrode (111) and provided in the second carrier layer (120) is a second perforation (122), which partially surrounds the second electrode (121), and d) the first and second perforations (112, 122) are arranged in such a way that, when a medicine (201) is pressed through, regions on the two carriers (110, 120) on which the electrodes (111, 121) are located swing away from different articulated regions, in particular lying opposite one another, and/or in different spatial directions, and the electrodes (111, 121) are in this way separated from one another.


Patent
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology and Indigo Agriculture Inc. | Date: 2017-05-03

The disclosure provides materials and methods for conferring improved plant traits or benefits on plants. The materials can include a formulation comprising an exogenous endophytic bacterial population, which can be disposed on an exterior surface of a seed or seedling, typically in an amount effective to colonize the plant. The formulations can include at least one member selected from the group consisting of an agriculturally compatible carrier, a tackifier, a microbial stabilizer, a fungicide, an antibacterial agent, an herbicide, a nematicide, an insecticide, a plant growth regulator, a rodenticide, and a nutrient.


Patent
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology | Date: 2017-09-27

Method and apparatus for automatically preparing seeds with an additive to be deployed together with the seeds, wherein the seeds (6) are opened and a predefined amount of additive is introduced into the seeds (6) through the opening.

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