Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-FP | Phase: GC.SST.2011.7-10. | Award Amount: 4.23M | Year: 2011
CO2 emissions, noise emissions and other negative impacts caused by present urban delivery concepts and specifically by the delivery vehicles are unsustainable in present and future European urban life. Fully electric light delivery vehicles (LDV) not only offer zero local CO2 emissions and close-to-zero noise emissions. The change in propulsion technology from ICE to electric powertrains will lead to the integration of new components and systems, while others undergo changes or become obsolete. The possibility to integrate the electric motor into the wheel further increases the design freedom, especially if also suspension and regenerative braking can be integrated into it. This opens up new freedom in design and clears the way for new urban delivery vehicle concepts. DELIVER is to produce and physically showcase design research results that allow for full exploitation of this new freedom, while responding to changing future market demands. To achieve this key objective, the project generates, investigates and analyzes innovative design concepts for electric LDVs with motorized wheels. It delivers a range of advanced architectures which enable at least the same high level of intrinsic safety as known from current best in class conventional vehicles at minimal weight, maximised energy efficiency (40 % better than best-in-class ICE benchmark), optimized ergonomics & loading space at affordable costs as well as acceptable levels of comfort and driving performance. The program will culminate in a driving concept validation vehicle which will embody the optimum integration of systems as researched during the design and development stage. The purpose of the vehicle is to validate the research results with the highest degree of reality possible within the budget. Some specific targets will be verified by simulation such as crash. DELIVER can achieve substantial impact due to the strong involvement of leading industrial partners.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-FP | Phase: GC.SST.2013-3. | Award Amount: 3.42M | Year: 2013
As the global population gravitates towards increasingly large urban agglomerates, the density of movements and the sheer numbers of people displacements is growing so fast that existing vehicles for personal transport increasingly seem insufficient: consuming too much energy (present day cars), or exposing their drivers to larger-than-needed accident risks (motorcycles or bicycles). As especially urban climate is heating up worldwide, acclimatised personal transport is getting more and more the norm, as opposed to taking a bicycle to work. Epsilon aims to conceptualize, develop and prototype a new category of vehicle in between the ultra compact (urban) car and present day moped category small covered vehicles or semi-covered scooters. Epsilon underwrites the hard performance targets defined in the call topic and seeks to meet these while ensuring a very competitive level of affordability and safety. Epsilon can achieve this by means of leveraging the substantial amount of previous and parallel (national & EU-funded) R&D of other projects in which epsilon partners participate, combined with the specific skills and expertise of the consortium members. As such it focuses on optimally integrating cutting edge yet available on prototype level components, materials, manufacturing technologies and subsystems into a drivable prototype plus 2 crash tested body structures. The extensive real experimental testing in combination with advanced performance simulations will allow full confidence verification of the performance of the vehicle and also will allow for strong promotion of the accomplished innovation. Epsilon takes very serious care of the fit between vehicle classes as agreed in European and worldwide standards and the characteristics of the vehicle to be developed. The epsilon consortium includes 1 major carmaker, 1 automotive supplier, 3 specialized electric car engineering / prototyping companies and 4 research centres from 5 EU countries.
Marquardt J.U.,LEC Tokyo Legal Mind University |
Thorgeirsson S.S.,LEC Tokyo Legal Mind University
Seminars in Liver Disease | Year: 2010
Increasing evidence suggests that many, perhaps all solid tumors contain a subset of cells that possess functional properties similar to the normal tissue stem cells, including self-renewal, unlimited proliferative capacity, and pluripotency. The hierarchical cancer model that places a cancer stem cell (CSC) population at the apex of tumor formation is based on this notion. The cancer stem cell hypothesis posits that CSCs are responsible not only for tumor initiation, but also generation of metastasis and local recurrence after therapy. Current definitions of the CSC are based only on functional properties regardless of potential cellular origin. Histopathology investigations of chronic liver diseases and experimental studies support the existence of CSCs in liver cancer. In particular, recent advances in microarray technologies utilizing integrative comparative genomic analysis of human hepatocellular carcinoma specimens, cancer cell lines, and transgenic models establish the molecular similarities between CSC and normal tissue stem cells and highlight the importance of CSC for the prognosis of liver cancer patients. The results have also uncovered the key stemness and oncogenic pathways frequently disrupted during hepatocarcinogenesis providing the basis for identifying novel therapeutic targets against CSC. © 2010 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc.
Otalora F.,LEC Tokyo Legal Mind University |
Garcia-Ruiz J.,LEC Tokyo Legal Mind University
Chemical Society Reviews | Year: 2014
The Cave of Giant Crystals in the Naica mine (Mexico) is one of the most amazing displays of mineral beauty ever created in nature. In addition to the colossal crystals of gypsum, which in some cases exceed eleven meters in length and one meter in thickness, the scenery fashioned by the crystalline beams that thrust through the darkness of the cave from floor to ceiling with a luster like moonlight is a unique example of harmony based on crystal symmetry. We review the crystallogenesis of this remarkable and challenging phenomenon of mineralization near equilibrium that can be used to teach the basics of nucleation and crystal growth. This journal is © the Partner Organisations 2014.
Purandare N.C.,LEC Tokyo Legal Mind University
Bioanalysis | Year: 2013
Biospectroscopy is an emerging field that harnesses the platform of physical sciences with computational analysis in order to shed novel insights on biological questions. An area where this approach seems to have potential is in screening or diagnostic clinical settings, where there is an urgent need for new approaches to objectively interrogate large numbers of samples in an objective fashion with acceptable levels of sensitivity and specificity. This review outlines the benefits of biospectroscopy in screening for precancer lesions of the cervix due to its ability to separate different grades of dysplasia. It evaluates the feasibility of introducing this technique into cervical screening programs on the basis of its ability to identify biomarkers of progression within derived spectra ('biochemical-cell fingerprints').
LEC Tokyo Legal Mind University | Date: 2014-06-17
Rust removing preparations; paint stripping preparations; polishing preparations; furniture polishes; automobile polishes; preservatives for leather polishes, namely, leather creams; floor polishes; soaps and detergents; glass cleaning preparations; cleaning and scouring preparations; shampoos; laundry soap; hand cleaners, namely, hand cleaning preparations; toilet bowl detergents; scouring powder; liquid soap; medicated soap; cosmetics and non-medicated toiletries; toilet water; skin lotions; cleansing milk for toilet purposes; hand lotions; cosmetic creams; hand creams; lip creams; deodorants for human beings; bath oils; bath salts; beauty masks; baby oils; baby powder; perfume and essential oils; natural perfumery prepared from vegetables; incenses and fragrances; perfuming sachets; abrasive paper, namely, sandpaper; abrasive cloth; abrasive sand; artificial pumice stone; polishing paper; cleaning liquids in the nature of cleansing and polishing preparations for furniture, ornaments, walls and floors; room fragrances. Containers of paper, for packaging; paperboard boxes; paper bags and sacks; fiberboard boxes; food wrapping plastic film for household purposes; garbage bags of paper for household purposes; garbage bags of plastics for household purposes; hygienic hand towels of paper; towels of paper; table napkins of paper; hand towels of paper; handkerchiefs of paper; paper; blotters; toilet paper; paper for wrapping; napkin paper; stationery; paper stationery; albums; stationery, namely, note cards; scrapbooks; sketchbooks; pocket memorandum books; note books; writing pads; envelopes; writing implements, namely, writing instruments; pencils; pencil point protectors; felt writing pens; mechanical pencils; felt marking pens; ball-point pens; stamp cases; pencil sharpeners non-electric; paper clips; rubber erasers; stationery, namely, seals; bookmarkers; letter racks; stationery, namely, stickers; adhesive tape dispensers office requisites; printed matter, namely, posters, prospectuses and pamphlets; picture postcards; catalogues; calendars; publications, namely, magazines featuring household goods; books, namely, picture books and comic books; photograph stands; face towels of paper. Curtain fittings, namely, rings, rods, rollers and hooks; metal-substitute plastic fasteners, namely, clothesline fasteners having a plastic frame and plastic gripping paws; casters not of metal; locks non-electric, not of metal; cushions furniture; pillows; mattresses; industrial packaging containers of wood, bamboo or plastics; industrial packaging containers of wood not including corks nor wooden stoppers, lids and covers; wooden boxes for industrial packaging purposes; industrial packaging containers of bamboo; bamboo baskets for industrial packaging purposes; industrial, namely, commercial packaging containers of plastics not including corks nor wooden stoppers, lids and covers; corks, plastics and wooden stoppers for industrial packaging containers; plastic and wooden lid and covers for industrial packaging containers; hat hooks not of metal; hanging boards, namely, plastic Japanese style pegboards using positional hooks; towel dispensers not of metal; furniture; chests of drawers; toy chests; cupboards; dining tables; seats; portable bath seats; stools; Japanese style floor seats, namely, zaisu; dining chairs; high chairs for infants; mirrors looking glasses not for carrying with; dressers, namely, dressing tables; three-mirror dressing tables; cheval glasses; handheld mirrors as a part of a dresser; bathroom vanity; toy boxes and chests; umbrella stands; shoe cabinets; book stands; bookcases; magazine racks; lockers; wind chimes; infant walkers; picture frames. Electric tooth brushes; personal washing cloths; combs, combs cases; make-up sets comprised of make-up brushes; make-up sponges; make-up brushes; vanity cases fitted; perfume sprayers sold empty; powder compacts; soap holders and boxes; toiletry sets comprised of tooth brushes; nail brushes; powder puffs; tooth brushes non-electric; tooth brush cases; shaving brushes; shaving brush stands; hair brushes; eyebrow brushes; tub brushes; metal brushes; gloves for household purposes; industrial packaging containers of glass or porcelain; industrial packaging glass containers for beverages; industrial packaging glass containers for cosmetics; industrial packaging glass containers for food; industrial packaging glass containers for medicines; industrial packaging containers of ceramics; glass toppers for industrial packaging containers; glass covers and lids for industrial packaging containers; cooking pots and pans non-electric; coffee-makers non-electric; kettles non-electric; rice cooking pots non-electric; griddles non-electric; frying pans non-electric; cooking steamers non-electric; table ware, namely, coffee service table ware and tea set service table ware; Japanese style tea-serving pots kyusu; drinking cups; dishes and plates; salad bowls; Japanese nests of food boxes jubako; Japanese rice bowls chawan; dish covers; decanters; serving bowls hachi; beer mugs; lunch-boxes; jugs; teacups yunomi; Japanese style soup serving bowls wan; insulated containers for food for domestic use; household or kitchen containers; bread boxes; portable coldboxes non-electric, namely, portable coolers; rice chests; food preserving jars of glass; drinking flasks for travellers; vacuum bottles in the nature of insulated flasks; ice pails; pepper pots, not of precious metal; sugar bowls, not of precious metal; colanders; salt shakers, not of precious metal; Japanese style cooked rice scoops shamoji; cooking funnels; drinking straws; bottle openers; egg cups, not of precious metal; napkin holders, not of precious metal; napkin rings, not of precious metal; pan-mats; chopsticks; chopstick cases; ladles and dippers; cooking sieves and sifters; trays, not of precious metal; toothpicks; toothpick holders, not of precious metal; whisks non-electric; cooking skewers; cooking strainers; hand-operated coffee grinders and pepper mills; Japanese style wooden pestles surikogi; Japanese style earthenware mortars suribachi; cooking graters; chopping boards for kitchen use; rolling pins for cooking purposes; cooking utensils in the nature of grills; lemon squeezers in the nature of citrus juicers; cleaning tools namely, sponges and squeegees; washing utensils, namely, washing boards; clothes pegs in the nature of clothes pins; washing brushes; wash basins; dusting or cleaning cloths; wash-tubs; scrubbing brushes; waste baskets; dust-pans; buckets for cleaning; dusters; brooms; mops; clothes hanging rods used as washing lines; clothes drying hangers; ironing boards; sprayers sold empty; stirrers for hot bathtub water yukakibo; bathroom pails; feeding vessels for pets; brushes for pets; clothes brushes; chamber pots; boxes of metal for dispensing paper towels; soap dispensers; toilet paper holder; handy shoe shiners, namely, shoe shine cloths; shoe-trees stretchers; floor polish applicators mountable on a mop handle.
LEC Tokyo Legal Mind University | Date: 2012-12-12
A cleansing sheet including a nonwoven sheet impregnated with a cleaning agent, the cleaning agent containing 99.80 wt % to less than 99.95 wt % of purified water and more than 0.05 wt % to 0.20 wt % of a bactericidal preservative, the bactericidal preservative including more than 0.025 wt % to 0.10 wt % benzalkonium chloride, more than 0.0025 wt % to 0.01 wt % iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, and more than 0.0225 wt % to 0.09 wt % glycol, based on the total weight of the cleaning agent taken as 100 wt %. The cleaning sheet can be applied to the delicate skin of infants or the sensitive skin of elderly people.
LEC Tokyo Legal Mind University | Date: 2012-12-28
A baby bottle holder, that fits a shoulder of a bottle body, that prevents slipping, is easily holdable, and has thermally-insulating grips to facilitate preparation of milk, is made of a thermally-insulating and flexible elastic member, and integrally includes a tubular cover and a conical cover therebelow covering the shoulder of the bottle body, and a tongue-shaped grip pair extending downward from symmetrical positions on both sides of the conical cover. Fingers grasp non-slip surfaces of the grips, which provide insulation from heat, and can easily shake the bottle body. During feeding prepared milk, the grasp of the fingers on the non-slip surfaces of the grips prevents slipping-off of the bottle body. An infants hands can also grasp the grips preventing slipping-off of the bottle body.
Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Smart - Proof of Market | Award Amount: 25.00K | Year: 2012
This application is to assess the commercial viability of a project that will see the introduction of a next generation 7.5 Tonne battery powered electric delivery vehicle for sale in the U.K. and Europe. We have a strong belief, backed up by Modec customer feedback that the 5.5T GVW of the Modec was a hindrance for many customers and that 7.5T would be a more commercially attractive proposition for these customers. Project objectives The Marketing study will assess the size of the market in Europe for this type of vehicle, concentrating on the urban customers who operate back-to-base delivery vehicles who will be a prime target area for this 7.5T electric powered vehicle. A study of current pricing for vehicles in this market sector will also be performed. LEC2 will look to form a strategic partnership with a U.K. or European volume manufacturer in order to benefit from economies of scale for components or to possibly use an existing Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) platform with a view to converting it to electric propulsion. The “lessons learned” that the team have from the experience of producing the Modec, and our knowledge of European Type Approval requirements will, we believe, give us the edge over any competition and the ability to get the vehicle to market quickest. The main benefit of introducing this kind of vehicle is to help “clean up” inner city areas where CO2 emissions are particularly heavy from vehicles of this size. It is estimated that a saving of 12Tonnes of CO2 per annum per vehicle can be achieved which will make a significant contribution to helping governments to achieve their targets for reduction in emissions.We also believe that there will be incentives to clean up vehicle fleets imposed by governments (striving to meet their emissions targets).
LEC Tokyo Legal Mind University | Date: 2013-04-22
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