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The present invention discloses a personal working system with a dynamic structure, including a central control unit, wherein the central control unit includes an external device identification component used for identifying a plurality of external devices and connecting the identified plurality of external devices into a working system; a weak (or short-distance) communication interface for the communication between the central control unit and the external devices; a strong (or medium-distance and long-distance) communication interface for the communication between the central control unit and an external node; the weak communication interface includes Bluetooth; and the strong communication interface includes WIFI connection, Internet connection, local area network connection and radio telephone connection. The present invention has the advantages that the external devices will not be outdate and is universal with the external devices of the system in the world.


Pitt J.,Imperial College London | Bourazeri A.,Imperial College London | Nowak A.,University of Warsaw | Roszczynska-Kurasinska M.,University of Warsaw | And 6 more authors.
Computer | Year: 2013

Integrating social and sensor networks can transform big data, if treated as a knowledge commons, into a higher form of collective awareness that can motivate users to self-organize and create innovative solutions to various socioeconomic problems. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/xSoAvMNZSL8 is a video in which author Jeremy Pitt expands on his article 'Transforming Big Data into Collective Awareness' and discusses how integrating social and sensor networks can transform big data, if it's treated as a knowledge commons, into a higher form of collective awareness that can motivate users to self-organize and create innovative solutions to various socioeconomic problems. © 1970-2012 IEEE.


News Article | November 22, 2016
Site: www.prweb.com

Spacebase, an online meeting room booking service co-founded by Oxford MBA alumnus Julian Jost, has launched its first operation in the US market, making 200 unique spaces available in New York. With its headquarters in Berlin, Spacebase is building on its success in Europe offering unusual and quirky meeting spaces that enable companies to meet a demand for innovative and creative thinking. After completing an MBA at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, Jost launched Spacebase with long-time friend Jan Hoffmann-Keining in 2014, with the aim of providing a sharing economy solution for meeting places, and it has since established itself as one of Europe’s largest online meeting room booking platforms. "If you think about what is happening in business nowadays, we are seeing a trend towards nomadic working lifestyles. People need more flexibility, and that’s exactly what we are offering," said Jost. Jost believes that if chosen correctly, spaces can have a real impact on the effectiveness of a meeting. He recalls talking to a consultant firm who were delivering some individual training sessions for their managers. "These were very personal, and very psychological. However, they held the sessions in a cold, windowless hotel room and consequently, the managers found it hard to talk openly about themselves," he said. "In our estimation the average employee spends 31 hours in meetings a month, costing US businesses alone $106 billion, so the effectiveness of these meetings is paramount." Spacebase now offers over 2000 locations for companies to choose from in more than 30 cities across 12 countries, including Paris, Munich, Johannesburg, Hong Kong and Tel Aviv. These range from the practical to the surreal, and include a boxing gym and a boat. However, Julian explained that it is the subtle meeting places that he finds most exciting. "In New York we have a space called the centre for social innovation, which is designed for companies with a social purpose. It has a unique vibe that people will find really inspiring." Jost and Hoffman-Keining see the US market as a natural progression for the start-up, which has rapidly expanded since its launch in 2014. "Originally, the launch in New York was to accommodate the demand of our clients, but now we are seeing that NYC has become our fastest-growing market, thanks to the high speed growth of the sharing economy and the demand for flexibility," said Hoffmann-Keining. To speak with Julian Jost, please contact the press office: Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford blends the best of new and old. We are a vibrant and innovative business school, but yet deeply embedded in an 800 year old world-class university. We create programmes and ideas that have global impact. We educate people for successful business careers, and as a community seek to tackle world-scale problems. We deliver cutting-edge programmes and ground-breaking research that transform individuals, organisations, business practice, and society. We seek to be a world-class business school community, embedded in a world-class University, tackling world-scale problems. In the Financial Times European Business School ranking (Dec 2015) Oxford Saïd is ranked 10th. It is ranked 1st in the UK and 9th worldwide in the FT’s ranking of open enrolment programmes (May 2016) and 28th in the world in the FT ranking of MBA programmes (Jan 2016). The MBA is ranked 7th in Businessweek’s full time MBA ranking outside the USA (Nov 2014) and is ranked 5th among the top non-US Business Schools by Forbes magazine (Sep 2015). The Executive MBA is ranked 2nd worldwide in the Economist’s Executive MBA ranking (Sep 2015) and 9th worldwide in the FT’s ranking of EMBAs (Oct 2015). The Oxford MSc in Financial Economics is ranked 11th in the world in the FT ranking of Masters in Finance programmes (Jun 2016). In the UK university league tables it is ranked first of all UK universities for undergraduate business and management in The Guardian (Jun 2016) and 2nd in The Times (Sept 2016). For more information, see http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/


Deans J.A.,SA | Tucker R.T.,SA
20th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference 2011 and the 13th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference 2011, COASTS and PORTS 2011 | Year: 2011

Variations in the grain sizes of beach sand along the Adelaide metropolitan coast have been investigated in relation to assessing likely pumping efficiency and practicality for a proposed change in beach replenishment methods from sand carting to sand pumping. Pumping rates, achievable slurry concentrations and pump and pipeline design parameters are examined for the range of sands occurring in the mid-coast sand accumulation areas of the Adelaide coast. Determination of the 'design sand' is a critical aspect of the sand pumping infrastructure proposed, as it influences pipe wear and pump size with pumps that could be operating at peak capacity, possibly requiring two pumps per station. The paper includes results from recent and historic sand sampling and analysis work. The influence of nearly 40 years of beach replenishment and concurrent sediment transport processes on sand characteristics and distribution is discussed with some projections made of likely future sand characteristics. The November 2010 sand pumping trials are outlined, with results presented for dredged pumping of 'fine' and 'coarse' sands at a range of slurry concentrations in a 285 mm ID test pipe of 400 m length.


Patent
Sa | Date: 2012-06-13

A casing device for use with a portable electronic device to attach a peripheral device to the portable electronic device. For example, the casing device is configured to be mounted onto the portable electronic device in various ways. In one example, the casing device can be formed with a first device compartment for removably receiving and supporting a portable electronic device. In another example, the casing device can be adapted to fit in a receiving compartment in the portable electronic device. The casing device can also be formed to have an accessory compartment for removably receiving and supporting a peripheral device, such as an external rechargeable battery. Additionally or alternatively, the casing device can be configured to allow the peripheral device to be electrically connected to the portable electronic device for battery charging and/or data transferring operation. For example, the peripheral device can be formed as an external battery to supply power to the portable electronic device.


Patent
Sa | Date: 2012-05-23

A mowing apparatus has at least one support track (12) adapted to be mounted to an area to be maintained and a mowing device (10) adapted to be supported on the at least one support track (12). The mowing device of the mowing apparatus can comprise a power supply (14) for moving the mowing device along the at least one support track and for operating the mowing device to carry out a mowing operation. The at least one support track of the mowing apparatus is configured to guide the mowing device to move along the at least one support track during a normal mowing operation. A grass maintenance system is also provided and comprises one or more grass maintenance devices, such as a mowing device.


Trademark
S.A. | Date: 2015-03-23

Leather and imitations of leather; suitcases; valises; leather bags; shopping bags made of leather and textile; bags for sports, wallets; handbags; travelling bags; rucksacks on casters; haversacks and rucksacks; school backpacks; backpacks for climbers; backpacks for hiking; umbrellas and parasols. Ropes, string, cargo nets for camping, namely hammock nets; tents, awnings, sails; bivouac sacks. Clothing, namely, jumpers, jerseys, polo shirts, tank tops, T-shirts, shirts, vests, jackets, anoraks, raincoats, rain slickers, wind-jackets, parkas, trousers, shorts, leggings, dungarees, skirts, dresses, socks, gloves, scarves, beanies, caps, hats, belts; sports clothing, namely, sports jackets, sports jerseys, sports pants, sports shirts, sports vests, sport stockings, sports caps and hats; footwear; sports footwear.


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Trademark
S.A. | Date: 2013-04-14

baby bottles; pacifiers for babies; pacifier clips; teething rings; nasal aspirators; thermometers for medical purposes; baby bottle nipples. safety seats for infants and children for vehicles; baby strollers. chairs; baby bouncers; high chairs for babies; beds; mattresses; playpens; baby walkers; baskets for domestic use, not of metal; clothes hangers, not of metal.


Trademark
S.A. | Date: 2011-01-12

baby bottles; pacifiers for babies; pacifier clips; teething rings; nasal aspirators; thermometers for medical purposes; baby bottle nipples. safety seats for infants and children for vehicles; baby strollers. chairs; baby bouncers; high chairs for babies; beds; mattresses; playpens; baby walkers; baskets for domestic use, not of metal; clothes hangers, not of metal. Clothing, footwear and headgear for babies and children, namely, gloves, scarves, socks, tights, pajamas, jumpers, t-shirts, sweatshirts, trunks, topcoats, suspenders, ear muffs, tops, trousers, shorts, bathing trunks, bikinis, bathing suits, bermuda shorts, blazers, dresses, skirts, undershirts, pants, body suits, chemisettes, belts, layettes, sweatsuits, tracksuits, costumes, dungarees, bottoms, leggings, ties, parkas, raincoats, ponchos, neckerchiefs, bath robes, baby bunting, smocks, esparto shoes, boots, half boots, flip flops, slippers, galoshes, sandals, shoes, caps, hats, berets, fabric hats, knit caps, toques, baby bibs not of paper, and cloth bibs; clothing, footwear and headgear for babies; dressing gowns. Advertising, dissemination of advertising through all means and dissemination of prospectuses, leaflets and printed matter, business management, business administration, office functions, retail and wholesale services in stores and through global computer networks (Internet) or mail order featuring clothing, footwear, headwear, articles for gymnastics and sports, toys, games, toiletries, furniture, textile products, baby bottles, baby bottle tongs, pacifiers, pacifier chains, teething rings, nasal aspirators, thermometers for medical use and teats, childrens safety seats and chairs for cars, strollers, reclining chairs, beds, mattresses, playpens, walkers, gift baskets containing products for personal hygiene and coat hangers not made of metal for babies and children.


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Trademark
S.A. | Date: 2013-06-24

Clothing, footwear and headgear for babies and children, namely, gloves, scarves, socks, tights, pajamas, jumpers, t-shirts, sweatshirts, trunks, topcoats, suspenders, ear muffs, tops, trousers, shorts, bathing trunks, bikinis, bathing suits, bermuda shorts, blazers, dresses, skirts, undershirts, pants, body suits, camisettes, fabric belts, layettes, tracksuits, masquerade costumes, headbands, dungarees, bottoms, leggings, ties, parkas, raincoats, ponchos, neckerchiefs, bath robes, baby bunting, smocks, esparto shoes, boots, half boots, sports shoes, flip flops, slippers, galoshes, sandals, shoes, caps, hats, berets, fabric hats, knot caps, toques and cloth bibs.

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