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The Innovation Company | Date: 2017-03-15

Disclosed is a podded all-direction pump-jet vector propeller, comprising a controller (1), a suspension arm (2), a motor (3) which is fixedly provided below the suspension arm (2) and is electrically connected to the controller (1), and an impeller (5) provided on an output shaft (4) of the motor (3), wherein the upper end of the suspension arm (2) is connected to a 360 degrees steering engine (6) in a driving manner, and the 360 degrees steering engine (6) is electrically connected to the controller (1). The vector propeller can be applied in the technical field of vessel vector propellers, and has the advantages of a simple structure, flexible dismounting and mounting, high degree of integration, high safety performance, and flexible and diverse controls, and can improve the work efficiency effectively.


Disclosed is a fuel-electric hybrid power driving and management system, which enables fuel and electricity power to be reasonably and automatically switched and which is energy saving and environmentally friendly, and an unmanned vessel. The driving and management system comprises a fuel driving system and at least one electric driving system, wherein the fuel driving system comprises an electronically controlled switch of a fuel engine, the fuel engine, a fuel supply tank and an electronically controlled throttle; and the electric driving system comprises a primary battery pack, a motor and a speed regulating device. The system further comprises a control system and a power management system, wherein the power management system, the speed regulating device, the electronically controlled switch of the fuel engine, and the electronically controlled throttle are all electrically connected to the control system, and the electronically controlled switch of the fuel engine, the fuel engine, the electronically controlled throttle, and the primary battery pack are all connected to the power management system in an electronically controlled manner. The unmanned vessel comprises a hull, both sides of the hull are respectively provided with an impeller which is mounted by a pod, and a communication system is used for communicating with a ground base station.


Metal catalyst compounds are disclosed. The catalyst compound are represented by the formula (I-II and VII): wherein M is a Group 8 metal; X is an anionic ligand; L is a neutral two electron donor ligand; K 2 (A-E) is a ditopic or multitopic ligand. Also disclosed is an easy applicable catalyst synthesis and the application in different olefin metathesis processes, e.g. Reaction Injection Molding (RIM), rotational molding, vacuum infusion, vacuum forming, process for conversion of fatty acids and fatty acid esters or mixtures thereof, in -olefins, dicarboxylic acids or dicarboxylic esters, etc.


Patent
Energy Research Company and The Innovation Company | Date: 2017-05-31

The group of inventions refers to heat exchange machinery. The device includes a tank with an outlet fitting and a steam source, a deaerator column with a cover and water inlet and vapor blowdown fittings located on the same, containing lower and upper deaeration sections. Each section includes pressure and distribution trays forming a jet chamber in the space between them, and random element packing. Deaeration sections are separated by a hydraulic seal formed by the edge of the upper section pressure tray and the projection connected to the deaerator column cover. The water inlet and vapor blowdown fittings are located inside the hydraulic seal projection with openings in it. The lower edges of the openings are located higher than the upper edge of the hydraulic seal by a value exceeding the sum of overflow height of the coolant over the edge and hydraulic resistance of the hydraulic seal channel. The total cross section of the openings is determined by equality of steam pressure in the blowdown fitting and in the space inside the hydraulic seal projection. This increases the operation reliability.


Metal catalyst compounds are disclosed. The catalyst compound are represented by the formula (I-II and VII): wherein M is a Group 8 metal; X is an anionic ligand; L is a neutral two electron donor ligand; K 2 (A-E) is a ditopic or multitopic ligand. Also disclosed is an easy applicable catalyst synthesis and the application in different olefin metathesis processes, e.g. Reaction Injection Molding (RIM), rotational molding, vacuum infusion, vacuum forming, process for conversion of fatty acids and fatty acid esters or mixtures thereof, in olefins, dicarboxylic acids or dicarboxylic esters, etc.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: FI.ICT-2011.1.8 | Award Amount: 17.36M | Year: 2013

FI-STAR will establish early trials in the Health Care domain building on Future Internet (FI) technology leveraging on the outcomes of FI-PPP Phase 1. It will become self-sufficient after the end of the project and will continue on a sustainable business model by several partners. In order to meet the requirements of a global Health industry FI-STAR will use a fundamentally different, reverse cloud approach that is; it will bring the software to the data, rather than bringing the data to the software. FI-STAR will create a robust framework based of the software to data paradigm. A sustainable value chain following the life cycle of the Generic Enablers (GEs) will enable FI-STAR to grow beyond the lifetime of the project. FI-STAR will build a vertical community in order to create a sustainable ecosystem for all user groups in the global Health care and adjacent markets based on FI-PPP specifications. FI-STAR will deploy and execute 7 early trials across Europe, serving more than 4 million people. Through the trials FI-STAR will validate the FI-PPP core platform concept by using GEs to build its framework and will introduce ultra-light interactive applications for user functionality. It will pro-actively engage with the FI-PPP to propose specifications and standards.FI-STAR will use the latest digital media technology for community building and will proactively prepare for Phase 3 through targeted elicitation of new partners using open calls. Finally, FI-STAR will collaborate with other FI-PPP projects, through the mechanisms in place, by actively interacting with all necessary bodies. FI-STAR is a unique opportunity for implementing Future Internet Private-Public Partnership in the Health Care domain, by offering to the community standardised and certified software including a safe, secure and resilient platform, taking advantage of all Cloud Computing benefits and guaranteeing the protection of sensitive and personal data travelling in Public Clouds.


Patent
The Innovation Company | Date: 2015-02-11

A composite laminate includes two composite layers, at least one metal mesh of high strength and high capability of absorbing impact energy, and multiple unidirectional fibrous layers, wherein the metal mesh and the unidirectional fibrous layers are disposed between the two composite layers. By adding the metal mesh to a composite laminate for making parts, such as front forks, frames, and seat posts of bicycles, an interlocking structure can be formed in the composite laminate. Due to the metal mesh having high strength and toughness, a part being formed of the composite laminate will have a high strength and an enhanced impact resisting capacity and thus can be prevented from brittle fracture. Furthermore, with the metal-reinforced composite laminate, a failure of the part can be warned at an earlier time, so that the part can be prevented from catastrophic damages, thus ensuring safety for users.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: FCT-05-2014 | Award Amount: 4.91M | Year: 2015

Covert evidence gathering has not seen major changes in decades. Law enforcement Agencies (LEAs) are still using conventional, manpower based techniques to gather forensic evidence. Concealed surveillance devices can provide irrefutable evidences, but current video surveillance systems are usually bulky and complicated, are often used as simple video recorders, and require complex, expensive infrastructure to supply power, bandwidth, storage and illumination. Recent years have seen significant advances in the surveillance industry, but these were rarely targeted to forensic applications. The imaging community is fixated on cameras for mobile phones, where the figures of merit are resolution, image quality, and low profile. A mobile phone with its camera on would consume its battery in under two hours. Industrial surveillance cameras are even more power hungry, while intelligent algorithms such as face detection often require extremely high processing power, such as backend server farms, and are not available in conventional surveillance systems. Here we propose to develop and validate a novel, ultra-low-power, intelligent, miniaturised, low-cost, wireless, autonomous sensor (FORENSOR) for evidence gathering. Its ultra-sensitive camera and built-in intelligence will allow it to operate at remote locations, automatically identify pre-defined criminal events, and alert LEAs in real time while providing and storing the relevant video, location and timing evidence. FORENSOR will be able to operate for up to two months with no additional infrastructure. It will be manageable remotely, preserve the availability and the integrity of the collected evidence, and comply with all legal and ethical standards, in particular those related to privacy and personal data protection. The combination of built-in intelligence with ultra-low power consumption could help LEAs take the next step in fighting severe crimes.


Patent
The Innovation Company | Date: 2016-08-17

A composite laminate includes two composite layers, at least one metal mesh of high strength and high capability of absorbing impact energy, and multiple unidirectional fibrous layers, wherein the metal mesh and the unidirectional fibrous layers are disposed between the two composite layers. By adding the metal mesh to a composite laminate for making parts, such as front forks, frames, and seat posts of bicycles, an interlocking structure can be formed in the composite laminate. Due to the metal mesh having high strength and toughness, a part being formed of the composite laminate will have a high strength and an enhanced impact resisting capacity and thus can be prevented from brittle fracture. Furthermore, with the metal-reinforced composite laminate, a failure of the part can be warned at an earlier time, so that the part can be prevented from catastrophic damages, thus ensuring safety for users.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ENV.2013.WATER INNO&DEMO-1 | Award Amount: 10.04M | Year: 2014

European water utilities face many problems related to their 3,5 million kms of distribution networks. Large parts of water distribution networks have to be rehabilitated requiring investments of 20 billion/year. Prioritization and optimization of investments is needed urgently. In many countries, water quality needs improvement in order to reduce health risks and resources for water production and distribution must be used more efficiently. The European Innovation Partnership on Water has established priority areas related to the challenges in water supply distribution networks, focusing on resource efficiency, Smart Water Management and decision support systems. Although the technology components for Smart Water Management are available, the route to application is still uncertain. The main hurdles are: lack of integrated and open solutions; difficulty to comply with user and integration requirements; lack of clear and validated business cases for solutions; lack of business intelligence awareness and lack of political and regulatory support. Project aims 1) To integrate and demonstrate 12 innovative solutions 2) To demonstrate 4 integrated solutions 3) To establish and guard integration and standardisation aspects 4) To establish business cases, deployment potential and market uptake routes Solution This project will overcome the hurdles by developing and demonstrating in 4 important Smart Water Management themes (water quality management, leak management, energy optimization and customer interaction). 12 innovative theme oriented solutions and 4 integrated (technological, financial, ICT, organisation, management) solutions will be demonstrated at 4 well-scaled and real-life demonstration sites in France, United Kingdom, Spain and The Netherlands. These solutions will be tested, validated and evaluated and business cases will be generated. Consortium 12 innovative SMEs, 3 water utilities, 3 research institutes, 1 company and 2 platform organisations.

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