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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the highest cause of death in the postneonatal period (between 2nd and 6th month of life). Only in Europe, each year 2 400 infants still die of SIDS, an unexpected disease happening to infants who die in their sleep with no evidence of accidental asphysia, inflicted injury or organic disease; being a multifactorial syndrome mainly related to overheating, prolonged apnea, gastroesophageal reflux or inadequate bedding system and posture. In addition, SIDS is ten times more frequent within preterm newborns, around 385 000 babies per year are born preterm in Europe. BabyCareSleep project aims to develop a novel non-invasive intelligent monitoring system to prevent unexpected deaths in previously healthy infants and to detect risky situations in an early stage. Integrated in the cot through biosensing textiles, matrices of sensors will detect the most relevant biological parameters that will enable the detection of potential risky situation and performing preventive actions. The preventive system will stimulate sufficiently the babys brain (generate a sleep arousal) avoiding infants hypoxia and resuming breathing activity and will be so gentle to not awake the baby from sleep. As a result, the SMEs will strength their competitive position facing foreign competition, achieving cumulative benefits during the four year of post-project commercialization over 10 million. In addition, our proposed system will help to avoid dramatic situations in families and at the same time will give confidence to parents by a non-invasive and cot-integrated monitoring and warning system that will improve their quality of life. BabyCareSleep project will count with all the involved SME through the supply chain (textiles, electronic & communication, mattresses and a paediatrician sleep clinic); with RTDs of biomechanics, smart textiles and intelligent control systems; and with the support of a association for paediatric research.


A delivery device for inserting an interbody implant into an intervertebral space in a patient has an elongate tube with a channel and is sized to fit in an intervertebral space. The elongate tube has a proximal portion, a distal portion, a longitudinal axis, and a window with a longitudinal axis. The window is disposed adjacent the distal portion of the elongate tube and the longitudinal axis of the window is offset from the longitudinal axis of the elongate tube. The channel is sized to receive the interbody implant, and also the channel is configured such that the interbody implant is advanced therealong from the proximal region toward the distal region. The interbody implant is deployed into the intervertebral space from the window.


Patent
Cogent | Date: 2014-07-16

An energy generation process comprising the oxidation of carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide in a fuel cell, the process comprising the step of producing the carbon monoxide from carbon dioxide and carbon and/or a hydrocarbon, and the step of producing the carbon dioxide from the calcination of a metal carbonate, together with an apparatus for use in energy generation comprising a calcination unit in fluid communication with the fuel cell and the use of the apparatus in energy generation.


A frame structure for a multi-level container handling and storage facility 11, which is constructed by an array of basic structures comprising of two rows, R1 and R2, of spaced support columns 21 which are weight bearing. The columns in row R1 are joined respectively by one horizontal beam 25 and similarly the columns in row R2 are joined respectively by a separate horizontal beam 25 to form spaced adjacent beams that now define an intermediate level IL. The rows R1 and R2 of spaced support columns 21 are spaced at a distance allowing storage of at least one container therebetween below the intermediate level IL. The spaced adjacent horizontal beams 25 are at a distance matching the dimension of a container allowing storage of at least one container thereon above the intermediate level IL.


Patent
Cogent | Date: 2013-10-02

This invention provides an information system about medicine and biology. The system organizes information about these subjects into a variety of classes and allows navigation through the information by displays that include links to related information. The links, when selected, provide links to other related information, allowing quick access to related information. In certain instances the information is displayed in a graphical representation. Selection of an icon representing an item in the graphical representation produces expert-curated information about the item, or links to it, and expert-curated information related to the item, for example, links to related information.


Patent
Cogent | Date: 2013-02-08

A system and method for providing bi-directional streaming communication over the HTTP or HTTPS protocol between a client and a server is disclosed. The method provides a long-lived, bi-directional communication mechanism from a web client that is performed entirely over HTTP or HTTPS, using existing HTTP verbs such as GET and POST, and is operable with existing browser and RIA technology. The graphical and networking features of RIA frameworks in conjunction with the disclosed method provide low-latency, real-time data applications in a web browser.


Apparatus and methods for providing spinal percutaneous delivery of an implant that can rigidly fixate the spinous process of a first superior bone and a second inferior bone of a functional spinal unit. In one aspect, the device comprises two bone abutment members connected via an interconnecting member. In another aspect, the method comprises implanting at least two spinal implant apparatus within a target disc space via an implantation apparatus. In another aspect, a placement instrument comprising an implant delivery segment, an anchor segment, and an articulating arm is disclosed.


Grant
Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Feasibility Study | Award Amount: 28.00K | Year: 2015

The CHESS process - Technology and Market Validation project will undertake a detailed study of a process that uses natural gas to generate electricity in a way that removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The project will assess the technical, commercial, social and environmental issues associated with the CHESS process and develop a collaborative R&D plan to deliver a 100-kW prototype to demonstrate the process.


Grant
Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Innovation Voucher | Award Amount: 5.00K | Year: 2015

CHESS is a novel technology which generates carbon electricity while also removing CO2 from the atmosphere and producing lime. This entirely new process uses natural gas and limestone to produce electricity, lime and a pure stream of carbon dioxide. The lime is used to absorb further CO2 from the air.


Apparatus and methods for providing spinal percutaneous delivery of an implant that can rigidly fixate the spinous process of a first superior bone and a second inferior bone of a functional spinal unit. In one aspect, the device comprises two bone abutment members connected via an interconnecting member. In another aspect, the method comprises implanting at least two spinal implant apparatus within a target disc space via an implantation apparatus. In another aspect, a placement instrument comprising an implant delivery segment, an anchor segment, and an articulating arm is disclosed.

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