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Patent
Korea Electronics Technology Institute | Date: 2014-09-12

The present invention relates to a cathode active material, a lithium secondary battery having the same, and a method for preparing the same, and the purpose of the present invention is to provide battery properties and thermal stability under a high temperature environment even if the Ni content of M in LiMO_(2)(M=Ni, Co, Ti, Zr, etc.) of layered oxide is increased to 65% or more. The present invention provides a cathode active material for a lithium secondary battery which is represented by chemical formula 1 below and is obtained by substituting a part of Ni, Co and Mn for a dissimilar metal (M) through heat treatment with a lithium source after coating the dissimilar metal (M) on the surface of a transition metal precursor comprising Ni, Co and Mn. LiNi_(a)Co_(b)Mn_(c)M_(d)O_(2 )[Chemical Formula 1] (0.6


Patent
Korea Electronics Technology Institute | Date: 2016-09-08

Provided herein is a robust region segmentation method and a system using the same, the method including receiving setting of an image in an input image; calculating representative values for each of an internal portion and an external portion of the region; calculating a cost by substituting the representative values and a pixel value of the image in a cost function, and updating the region based on the calculated cost, wherein the cost function includes a term in which a difference between the updated pixel value and an original pixel value is reflected, thereby enabling an accurate region segmentation even in ambiguous images that are complicated and where division of regions is unclear.


Patent
Korea Electronics Technology Institute | Date: 2016-06-28

An UPnP communication system and method for supporting an active standby mode is provided. A media system according to exemplary embodiments includes: a player configured to play back media in an active mode; and a processor configured to provide device information of the player to a controller in a standby mode, and activate the player when the controller requests playback of media. Accordingly, the fewest renderers excluding media playback are operated, so that media can be played back according to a request from the controller even when a media renderer enters a low-power mode.


A heating paste composition, and a sheet heating element, a heating roller, a heating unit and a heating module, which use the composition, are disclosed. In one aspect, the heating paste composition includes 0.2 parts to 6 parts by weight of carbon nanotube particles, 0.5 parts to 30 parts by weight of graphite particles, 5 parts to 30 parts by weight of a binder mixture, 29 parts to 80 parts by weight of an organic solvent and 0.5 parts to 5 parts by weight of a dispersant, wherein the weights are with respect to 100 parts by weight of the heating paste composition.


Patent
Korea Electronics Technology Institute | Date: 2017-02-08

The present invention relates to an ink composition for light sintering, a wiring board using the same, and a method of fabricating the wiring board. The present invention aims to provide formation of a wiring pattern without damage to thin and soft wiring boards such as a flexible printed circuit board. The present invention provides an ink composition for light sintering including copper oxide nanoparticles having copper oxide films, a reducing agent for reducing copper oxidized by light irradiation to form copper nanoparticles, a dispersing agent, a binder, and a solvent. In addition, the present invention provides a method of fabricating a wiring board and a wiring board fabricated by the method, the method including a step of screen-printing the ink composition for light sintering on a flexible board body to form a preliminary wiring pattern, a step of drying the preliminary wiring pattern, and a step of reducing and sintering the oxidized copper of the copper oxide nanoparticles, which are included in the preliminary wiring pattern, by irradiating the dried preliminary wiring pattern with light to form a wiring pattern on the board body.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: ICT-11-2014 | Award Amount: 5.48M | Year: 2015

Despite the proliferation of IoT and smart cities testbeds, there is still no easy way to conduct large scale experiments that leverage data and resources from multiple geographically and administratively distributed IoT platforms. Recent advances in IoT semantic interoperability provide a sound basis for implementing novel cloud-based infrastructures that could allow testbed-agnostic access to IoT data and resources. FIESTA will open new horizons in IoT experimentation at a global scale, based on the interconnection and interoperability of diverse IoT testbeds. FIESTA will produce a first-of-a-kind blueprint experimental infrastructure (tools, techniques and best practices) enabling testbed operators to interconnect their facilities in an interoperable way, while at the same time facilitating researchers in deploying integrated experiments, which seamlessly transcend the boundaries of multiple IoT platforms. FIESTA will be validated and evaluated based on the interconnection of four testbeds (in Spain, UK, France and Korea), as well as based on the execution of novel experiments in the areas of mobile crowd-sensing, IoT applications portability, and dynamic intelligent discovery of IoT resources. In order to achieve global outreach and maximum impact, FIESTA will integrate an additional testbed and experiments from Korea, while it will also collaborate with IoT experts from USA. The participation of a Korean partner (based its own funding) will maximize FIESTAs value for EC money. Moreover, the project will take advantage of open calls processes towards attracting third-parties that will engage in the integration of their platforms within FIESTA or in the conduction of added-value experiments. As part of its sustainability strategy, FIESTA will establish a global market confidence programme for IoT interoperability, which will enable innovative platform providers and solution integrators to ensure/certify the openness and interoperability of their developments.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: IoT-01-2016 | Award Amount: 20.05M | Year: 2017

SynchroniCity represents the first attempt to deliver a Single Digital City Market for Europe by piloting its foundations at scale in 11 reference zones - 8 European cities & 3 more worldwide cities - connecting 34 partners from 11 countries over 4 continents. Building upon a mature European knowledge base derived from initiatives such as OASC, FIWARE, FIRE, EIP-SCC, and including partners with leading roles in standardization bodies, e.g. ITU, ETSI, IEEE, OMA, IETF, SynchroniCity will deliver a harmonized ecosystem for IoT-enabled smart city solutions where IoT device manufacturers, system integrators and solution providers can innovate and openly compete. With an already emerging foundation, SynchroniCity will establish a reference architecture for the envisioned IoT-enabled city market place with identified interoperability points and interfaces and data models for different verticals. This will include tools for co-creation & integration of legacy platforms & IoT devices for urban services and enablers for data discovery, access and licensing lowering the barriers for participation on the market. SynchroniCity will pilot these foundations in the reference zones together with a set of citizen-centred services in three high-impact areas, showing the value to cities, businesses and citizens involved, linked directly to the global market. With a running start, SynchroniCity will serve as lighthouse initiative to inspire others to join the established ecosystem and contribute to the emerging market place. SynchroniCity takes an inclusive approach to grow the ecosystem by inviting businesses and cities to join through an open call, allowing them to participate on the pioneering market place enabling a second wave of successful pilots. They will strengthen the ecosystem by creating a positive ripple effect throughout Europe, and globally, to establish a momentum and critical mass for a strong European presence in a global digital single market of IoT-enabled solutions.


Patent
Korea Electronics Technology Institute | Date: 2016-06-20

A cache management method for optimizing read performance in a distributed file system is provided. The cache management method includes: acquiring metadata of a file system; generating a list regarding data blocks based on the metadata; and pre-loading data blocks into a cache with reference to the list. Accordingly, read performance in analyzing big data in a Hadoop distributed file system environment can be optimized in comparison to a related-art method.


An adaptive cache management method according to access characteristic of a user application in a distributed environment is provided. The adaptive cache management method includes: determining an access pattern of a user application; and determining a cache write policy based on the access pattern. Accordingly, a delay in speed which may occur in an application can be minimized by efficiently using resources established in a distributed environment and using an adaptive policy.


Patent
Korea Electronics Technology Institute and Hanyang University | Date: 2016-03-23

The present invention relates to a positive electrode containing a metal chloride and an alkali metal chloride and an alkali metal-ion secondary battery including the same. The alkali metal-ion secondary battery according to the present invention includes a negative electrode, a positive electrode containing a metal chloride and an alkali metal chloride, and a sulfur dioxide-based inorganic electrolyte solution containing an inorganic electrolyte including sulfur dioxide (SO_(2)) and an alkali metal salt. As the alkali metal-ion secondary battery according to the present invention uses a mixture of the metal chloride and the alkali metal chloride as a positive electrode material, and an alkali-ion electrolyte as a sulfur dioxide-based inorganic electrolyte, compared to the conventional sodium-ion secondary battery, the alkali metal-ion secondary battery can be used at room temperature and pre-charged, and have improved energy density and power density.

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