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University of Bordeaux 1, Bordeaux Polytechnic Institute, French National Center for Scientific Research and Institute National Of Recherche En Informatique Et En Automatique | Date: 2017-01-04

The invention concerns a hybrid simulator (100) for teaching optics or for training adjustment of an optical device. According to the invention, the hybrid simulator (100) comprises at least one dummy optical component (10) physically simulating an optical device, at least one actuator device (30) for generating or simulating an adjustment of said dummy optical component (10), a sensor configured for detecting an adjustment signal representative of operating said actuator device (30), a digital processing system (90) comprising a numerical model for simulating an output numerical optical beam resulting from interaction between an input numerical optical beam and a numerical optical component representing said optical device as a function of said adjustment signal and a display system (2, 95) for displaying a visual signal (51, 52) representative of said output optical beam and/or augmented reality signals (60, 61, 62, 63).


Patent
French National Center for Scientific Research, Bordeaux Polytechnic Institute and The Regents Of The University Of California | Date: 2017-02-01

The present invention concerns the use of a thioether alkylation process for modulating the lower critical solution temperature of an elastin-like polypeptide comprising at least one methionine residue. It also concerns derivatives of elastin-like polypeptides and their preparation process.


Patent
French National Center for Scientific Research, University of Bordeaux 1 and Bordeaux Polytechnic Institute | Date: 2017-01-25

The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a miniaturized electrochemical cell and to a miniaturized electrochemical cell. The method of the invention comprises preparing at least one inner electrode (1) made of an electron conducting or semi-conducting material M_(1), providing a hollow support (4) made of an electrically insulating material M_(6), this support (4) having at least one internal hollow channel, depositing on the external surface of the support (4) a layer of an electrically conducting material M_(2), forming a template (5) of colloidal particles made of an electrically insulating material M_(3), on the layer of electrically conducting material M_(2), depositing a layer of an electrically conducting material M_(4) on the layer of electrically conducting material M_(2), depositing a layer L_(1) of an electron conducting or semi-conducting material M_(5) on the layer of electrically conducting material M_(4), introducing the at least one inner electrode (1) into the at least one internal hollow channel of the obtained structure, stabilizing the obtained structure at its two open ends with an electrically insulating material M_(7), removing the materials M_(2), M_(3), M_(4) and M_(6). The invention finds applications in the field of electrochemistry, in particular.


Patent
University of Bordeaux 1, Bordeaux Polytechnic Institute and French National Center for Scientific Research | Date: 2016-09-16

Dissymmetric particles also called Janus particles of micron or submicron size and methods of synthesis of Janus particles by bipolar electrochemistry, based on substrates of isotropic or anisotropic shape. The particles include an electrically conductive substrate having at least a chemically and/or physically modified part by deposit of a layer of electrochemically depositable material, and a non-modified part. The particles are of isotropic shape, and the layer of electrochemically depositable material has a specific shape delimited by a precise contour.


Patent
Bordeaux Polytechnic Institute, French National Center for Scientific Research and Smurfit Kappa | Date: 2015-07-02

The present invention relates to a supported anthraquinonic catalyst which may be obtained by radical polymerization of a reaction mixture comprising styrene; at least one initiator generating free radicals; at least one cross-linking agent which is at least difunctional, at least one pore-forming agent; and at least one anthraquinonic styrenic monomer of formula (I)


Patent
French National Institute for Agricultural Research, French National Center for Scientific Research, University of Bordeaux 1 and Bordeaux Polytechnic Institute | Date: 2015-06-19

The subject matter of the invention is dextrans which have between 95% and 99% of -1,6 glucosidic bonds, a weight-average molar mass M_(w )at least equal to 0.710^(9 )g.mol^(1), and a dispersity index D of between 1.3 and 3. The invention also relates to a dextran saccharase which makes it possible to produce such dextrans, and to a method for producing said dextrans.


Patent
French National Institute for Agricultural Research, French National Center for Scientific Research and Bordeaux Polytechnic Institute | Date: 2017-04-26

The subject matter of the invention is dextrans which have between 95% and 99% of -1,6 glucosidic bonds, a weight-average molar mass Mw at least equal to 0.7109 g.mol-1, and a dispersity index D of between 1.3 and 3. The invention also relates to a dextran saccharase which makes it possible to produce such dextrans, and to a method for producing said dextrans.


Patent
Bordeaux Polytechnic Institute, French National Center for Scientific Research and Smurfit Kappa | Date: 2017-05-10

The present invention relates to a supported anthraquinonic catalyst obtainable by radical polymerization of a reaction mixture containing: - styrene; - at least one initiator generating free radicals; - at least one at least difunctional crosslinking agent; - at least one expanding agent; and - at least one anthraquinonic styrene monomer having Formula (I), wherein n is a whole number from 1 to 5.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: IoT-01-2016 | Award Amount: 34.71M | Year: 2017

The IoF2020 project is dedicated to accelerate adoption of IoT for securing sufficient, safe and healthy food and to strengthen competitiveness of farming and food chains in Europe. It will consolidate Europes leading position in the global IoT industry by fostering a symbiotic ecosystem of farmers, food industry, technology providers and research institutes. The IoF2020 consortium of 73 partners, led by Wageningen UR and other core partners of previous key projects such as FIWARE and IoT-A, will leverage the ecosystem and architecture that was established in those projects. The heart of the project is formed by 19 use cases grouped in 5 trials with end users from the Arable, Dairy, Fruits, Vegetables and Meat verticals and IoT integrators that will demonstrate the business case of innovative IoT solutions for a large number of application areas. A lean multi-actor approach focusing on user acceptability, stakeholder engagement and sustainable business models will boost technology and market readiness levels and bring end user adoption to the next stage. This development will be enhanced by an open IoT architecture and infrastructure of reusable components based on existing standards and a security and privacy framework. Anticipating vast technological developments and emerging challenges for farming and food, the 4-year project stays agile through dynamic budgeting and adaptive decision-making by an implementation board of representatives from key user organizations. A 6 M mid-term open call will allow for testing intermediate results and extending the project with technical solutions and test sites. A coherent dissemination strategy for use case products and project learnings supported by leading user organizations will ensure a high market visibility and an increased learning curve. Thus IoF2020 will pave the way for data-driven farming, autonomous operations, virtual food chains and personalized nutrition for European citizens.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: MG-1.4-2014 | Award Amount: 16.38M | Year: 2015

The EC Flight Path 2050 vision aims to achieve the highest levels of safety to ensure that passengers and freight as well as the air transport system and its infrastructure are protected. However, trends in safety performance over the last decade indicate that the ACARE Vision 2020 safety goal of an 80% reduction of the accident rate is not being achieved. A stronger focus on safety is required. There is a need to start a Joint Research Programme (JRP) on Aviation Safety, aiming for Coordinated Safety Research as well as Safety Research Coordination. The proposed JRP Safety, established under coordination of EREA, is built on European safety priorities, around four main themes with each theme consisting of a small set of projects. Theme 1 (New solutions for todays accidents) aims for breakthrough research with the purpose of enabling a direct, specific, significant risk reduction in the medium term. Theme 2 (Strengthening the capability to manage risk) conducts research on processes and technologies to enable the aviation system actors to achieve near-total control over the safety risk in the air transport system. Theme 3 (Building ultra-resilient systems and operators) conducts research on the improvement of Systems and the Human Operator with the specific aim to improve safety performance under unanticipated circumstances. Theme 4 (Building ultra-resilient vehicles), aims at reducing the effect of external hazards on the aerial vehicle integrity, as well as improving the safety of the cabin environment. To really connect and drive complementary Safety R&D (by EREA) to safety priorities as put forward in the EASA European Aviation Safety plan (EASp) and the EC ACARE Strategic Research and Innovation (RIA)Agenda, Safety Research Coordination activities are proposed. Focus on key priorities that impact the safety level most will significantly increase the leverage effect of the complementary safety Research and Innovation actions planned and performed by EREA.

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