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CSIC - Institute of Refrigeration | Date: 2017-03-01

The object of the present invention is a biomimetic and zoosemiotic aerial vehicle incorporating sensors and means to detect and frighten off animals, its main characteristic being that it is equipped with a programmable automatic pilot. An object of the present invention is also the use of this vehicle in applications such as the control of certain plagues, in addition to the inspection of environmentally protected areas.


Patent
CSIC - Institute of Refrigeration | Date: 2017-04-05

A non-magnetic insertion probe for spectroscopic measurements comprising a hollow optic rod (1), an experimental space sealer (2), a sample holder (3) provided with a sample space (3-2), and at least two optic fiber guides (3-3) that traverse the sealer (2), the rod (1) and the sample holder (3), a first or irradiating guide guiding the light towards the sample space (3-2) and a second or collecting guide guiding the light from the sample space to the exterior of the probe. The materials and design of the probe allow for spectroscopic measurements inside a cryostat.


Patent
CSIC - Institute of Refrigeration and Complutense University of Madrid | Date: 2017-03-01

The invention relates to a novel implant based on titanium, consisting of a titanium coating formed over biomaterials, applicable in bone implantology. The nanotopographical characteristics of said implants inhibit bacterial adhesion and formation of bacterial biofilm on the surface, the implants simultaneously exhibiting suitable properties for the adhesion, extension, and proliferation of the bone-forming cells. The invention also relates to a method for producing the implant by means of oblique incidence techniques and to the use thereof in bone implantology..


The invention relates to a method and a device for detecting the temporal variation of the light intensity in a matrix of photosensors, comprising a matrix of pixels, a block for the automatic adjustment of the amplification of the photocurrent, and an arbitrating and event-encoding block. Each pixel comprises a photosensor that generates a photocurrent, an adjustable gain current mirror connected to the outlet of the photosensor, a transimpedance amplifier arranged at the outlet of the current mirror, optionally at least one amplification circuit arranged at the outlet of the transimpedance amplifier, and capacitors and detectors of thresholds for determining whether the output voltage exceeds a higher threshold or drops below a lower threshold in order to generate an event in the pixel.


Patent
CSIC - Institute of Refrigeration and Polytechnic University of Valencia | Date: 2016-12-22

The invention relates to a catalytic activation layer for use in oxygen-permeable membranes, which can comprise at least one porous structure formed by interconnected ceramic oxide particles that conduct oxygen ions and electronic carriers, where the surface of said particles that is exposed to the pores is covered with nanoparticles made from a catalyst, the composition of which corresponds to the following formula: A_(1-x-y)B_(x)C_(y)O_(R )where: A can be selected from Ti, Zr, Hf, lanthanide metals and combinations thereof; B and C are metals selected from Al, Ga, Y, Se, B, Nb, Ta, V, Mo, W, Re, Mn, Sn, Pr, Sm, Tb, Yb, Lu and combinations of same; and A must always be different from B. 0.01


Patent
CSIC - Institute of Refrigeration | Date: 2017-05-10

The invention relates to a catalytic activation layer for use in oxygen-permeable membranes, which can comprise at least one porous structure formed by interconnected ceramic oxide particles that conduct oxygen ions and electronic carriers, where the surface of said particles that is exposed to the pores is covered with nanoparticles made from a catalyst, the composition of which corresponds to the following formula: A_(1-x-y)B_(x)C_(y)O_(R) where: A can be selected from Ti, Zr, Hf, lanthanide metals and combinations thereof; B and C are metals selected from Al, Ga, Y, Se, B, Nb, Ta, V, Mo, W, Re, Mn, Sn, Pr, Sm, Tb, Yb, Lu and combinations of same; and A must always be different from B. 0.01 < x < 0.5; 0 < y < 0.3.


Patent
CSIC - Institute of Refrigeration | Date: 2017-05-17

The present document provides details of a nanostructured material defined by an anodized alumina having a nanostructure with transverse pores that pass through and connect longitudinal pores grown on an aluminium substrate. This document also describes the process for producing said nanostructured material and the possible use thereof as a template or mould for obtaining nanostructures formed by nanowires, which are generated in the cavities or pores of the aforementioned nanostructure of the nanomaterial of the invention. Likewise, this document details the use of the nanostructured anodized alumina material as a mould for producing nanostructures.


Patent
CSIC - Institute of Refrigeration, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava and Helmholtz Center Dresden | Date: 2017-05-24

The present invention relates to a procedure for measuring a d.c. magnetic field by means of a cylindrical device formed by a magnetostrictive core. A d.c. magnetic field is applied and the mechanical deformation on the device caused by the magnetic field is measured and compared with the obtained measurements from previous calibrations to estimate magnetic field intensity values. The invention also relates to an apparatus for measuring a d.c. magnetic field by means of the indicated procedure. The apparatus comprises:- a cylindrical sensor element and an abutment/fixing element, such that the cylindrical sensor element experiences mechanical deformation when exposed to the d.c. magnetic field,- a deformation sensing device configured for detecting the mechanical deformation of the cylindrical sensor element, and- a processing unit configured for determining the intensity of the d.c. magnetic field based on the detected mechanical deformation of the cylindrical sensor element.


Patent
CSIC - Institute of Refrigeration | Date: 2017-05-24

The present invention relates to peptides, namely isolated from olive oil, showing antihypertensive activity. The isolated peptides of the invention comprises at least two cysteines separated by n amino acids, being n an integer of 0, 1, 2, or 3, and consisting of a length between 5 and 10 amino acids. The invention also relates to compositions and functional foods comprising said peptides, as well as its use as a medicament for the treatment diseases associated with high blood pressure and a method for obtaining thereof.


Patent
Technion Research & Development Foundation Ltd. and CSIC - Institute of Refrigeration | Date: 2017-03-29

An optical element for use in power adjustable spectacles comprises a front lens and a back lens which can slide laterally with respect to each other to achieve a first relative position and a second relative position. The optical element may be designed to provide good optical performance for far-distance viewing and for near-distance viewing, or to provide good optical performance for near-distance viewing and for intermediate-distance viewing. In some cases, the front lens and the back lens can slide laterally with respect to each other to achieve a third relative position, and the optical element may be designed to provide good optical performance for far-distance viewing, for intermediate-distance viewing and for near-distance viewing. In all cases, the predetermined addition of the prescription is in the range of 0.50 diopters to 3.00 diopters.

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