Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-FP | Phase: NMP.2013.1.2-1 | Award Amount: 4.94M | Year: 2013
IAQ is a crucial factor for humans apperception. It is proven that air quality affects the health and the well-being of people. IAQSense focuses on R&D to develop a new nanotechnology based on innovative sensor system, miniaturized, low cost for mass produced sensors. The main technology innovation is based on surface ion mobility dynamics, it separates each gas component and its concentration like a mass spectrometer and allows high sensitivity fast multi-gas detection, in a way never seen before. IAQSense Project will characterize, monitor and improve IAQ in an innovative way. To enlarge the field of detection, the sensor system includes in total 3 patented technologies with biomolecule detection and security related nanotechnologies. IAQsense objectives are to develop sensor systems and reach TRL6, including all electronics, pattern detection firmware and validate these systems and their impact in real environments (building, health, hazards scenarios). Ability for mass production and low cost are mandatory requirements. Developments include integrated IC for real time gas pattern processing with special architecture for low power and energy management; test and validation; predictive numerical models; implementation into buildings; preparation for industrialization. IAQSense brings a unique solution for VOC sensing in a growing sensor market and is participating in the innovation and European competitiveness while providing a strategic contribution to the European industry. IAQSense will-provide a major step in analysis and control of IAQ on every place, home, office, vehicles, and contributes to the optimum reduction in energy consumption, finally, it will pave the way for integration into portable devices for the best of future applications in health and security. The consortium is composed of 4 SMEs, 3 industrial, 3 research institutes. The project will last 3 years and will deliver a complete sensor system.
Facet Inc | Date: 2013-03-28
A reinforcement implant comprises a cantilever part for spanning a resected area of a lamina and an anchoring part at opposite ends of the cantilever part. The first anchoring part has a pressure surface for bearing on the spinous process of the vertebra, and the second anchoring part has a transverse thrust surface for bearing on an outer face of the lamina. The pressure surface and the transverse thrust surface enclose an obtuse angle. An anti-shear device (e.g., a facet screw) is arranged on the transverse thrust surface, and one edge of the transverse thrust surface is adjoined by a load-bearing area of the cantilever part. The implant can thus be mounted in place from outside without needing to be pushed with a load-bearing action into the resected area. The resection surfaces on the lamina are free of loads, such that unevenness does not cause problems.
Facet Inc | Date: 2013-12-16
The invention relates to an intervertebral fusion implant for fusing two adjacent vertebrae, comprising an adjustable support body, the base surface and cover surface of which are configured to bear on end plates of the adjacent vertebrae, wherein provision is made for a side bracket, which can be pivoted laterally about a hinge and the base and cover of which have a planar design, and provision is made for an actuator for pivoting out the side bracket into a position (working position) spread from the support body. As a result, the implant has particularly small dimensions and can, after assembly at the envisaged implantation site, be actuated in such a way that it becomes larger and thereby affords a larger support surface for support in the intervertebral space. Thus, even comparatively large-area defects can be treated by minimally invasive surgery.
Facet Inc | Date: 2013-12-16
An intervertebral fusion implant for fusion of two adjacent vertebrae, comprising a base piece and a cover piece, which are each designed to bear on a facing end plate of one of the adjacent vertebrae, wherein the cover piece is adjustable in height with respect to the base piece, wherein a ratchet mechanism, provided between base piece and cover piece, effects a stepped adjustment of height and secures an adopted height against reversal. In this way, a defined expansion can be achieved that is dependent on the number of actuations. A precise control of the state of expansion is permitted, specifically in a purely haptic manner. Moreover, a locking of the adopted state of expansion is achieved with the ratchet mechanism.
Facet Inc | Date: 2013-09-20
A fixing arrangement comprises a retaining element and a clamping sleeve which receives a bone screw. The bone screw has a head and a secondary thread and is pivotally mounted in the clamping sleeve. The clamping sleeve has a radially protruding section on the outer casing of the clamping sleeve and at least one track of a clamping thread, which complements the secondary thread, in the interior of the clamping sleeve. In the unclamped state, a free path is formed by a clearance on the clamping sleeve. A protruding section engages into an opening on the receiving seat in a formfitting manner, and the thickened section is shaped to expand towards the rear in the form of a cone. The cone angle is selected such that the free path divided by the tangent of the half-cone angle corresponds to 0.5 to 2.5 times the thread pitch of the secondary thread.
Facet Inc | Date: 2015-10-02
Elastic bands for offices, namely, silicone bands for wrapping together component parts of exhibits, displays, and stages. reusable bags for protecting, storing, and transporting exhibit materials, display fixtures, and concert items.
Facet Inc | Date: 2013-02-13
Medical apparatus, namely, spinal cages, spinal prostheses; medical apparatus and devices in the field of orthopedics.
Facet Inc | Date: 2013-04-09
Facet Inc | Date: 2013-12-16
The invention relates to an intervertebral fusion implant for fusing two adjacent vertebrae, comprising a base piece and a cover piece and also a spreading means, wherein the base piece and the cover piece are connected by a rocker which is situated therebetween and externally coupled, and the spreading means is a spreader clip on the rocker and a drive device is provided for the spreader clip. The spreader clip is used to erect the rocker such that the implant expands in terms of height. As a result of the external coupling of the rocker, a large lifting travel is available. Furthermore, the spreader clip has a blocking effect in relation to an unwanted return as a result of the frictional forces thereof.