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For managing application data of different contactless card applications for a plurality of mobile communication devices (2), a card emulation module and application data for contactless card applications are transferred (S2, S3) by a computer system (1) to one of the mobile communication devices (2). The card emulation module is configured to control the mobile communication device (2) to emulate a contactless card module and to execute data transactions (S6, S7) via a close range wireless communication interface of the mobile communication device (2) using the application data. The computer system (1) maintains (S20, S30, S40, S50, S60) for the mobile communication devices (2) a card database with representations of the card emulation modules and their application data. The computer system (1) makes it possible to manage centrally and flexibly the application data of different contactless card applications and different application providers for a plurality of mobile communication devices (2).


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Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: COMPET-06-2014 | Award Amount: 999.98K | Year: 2015

The SCREEN project brings the concept of cognitive radio to Space and exploits the benefits that this technology has already shown in the terrestrial domain. The project will look into analysing, developing, implementing and testing cognitive radio algorithms. The ground breaking element in SCREEN is however the implementation and testing. Even though some of the underlying technologies for the individual stages are not novel, the incorporation of all stages in a radio transceiver has never been done to the full extent of a cognitive, and not adaptive, system. The key enabling technology for cognitive radio is Software-Defined Radio (SDR), which provides the required flexibility to reconfigure the radio parameters autonomously and without any changes in the transceiver hardware. The Consortium will make use of proprietary SDR technology and use it for the implementation and testing. In fact, the project approach is to make use of terrestrial research results in cognitive radio at all levels (technological, market and regulatory) and capitalise the previous work done in different projects, avoiding unnecessary duplication of efforts. The target spectrum band for this project is S-band, which is underexplored and has a strong potential for future niche applications both in satcom and in ISLs for multi-satellite missions. It also brings advantages regarding regulatory concerns. This project clearly fits the topic, not only because its main goal is to evolve an innovative technology up to TRL4/5, but also because cognitive radio is a key enabling technology for the areas identified by the topic. This technology will lead to a new generation of satcom payloads and also have massive impact on ISLs and downlink subsystems. It also brings a terrestrial technology to space, together with new players, which has the possibility to dramatically improve the performance, efficiency and versatility of space communications.


Patent
The Innovation Group | Date: 2015-08-03

An end cap for a downspout of a gutter system or the like. The end cap has a screen constructed to extend over an opening at a lower end of a downspout. The screen has peripheral edge portions constructed to extend over adjacent outer end portions of the downspout and to be connected thereto by friction, an adhesive, screws or other connectors. The peripheral edge portions may be integral with the screen or may be separate from and connected to the screen.


Patent
The Innovation Group | Date: 2016-06-22

The present invention relates to an underwater harvesting system (1) for harvesting zooplankton, comprising an underwater vehicle (2) for being lowered into the sea and towed behind a surface vessel (3), comprising a housing (21) provided with an inlet (22) through which zooplankton-containing-fluid may flow; a hose (4) mounted on the underwater vehicle and in fluid communication with the inlet, the hose being adapted to secure and fluidly connect the underwater vehicle to the surface vessel; and pumping means for drawing in a zooplankton-containing-fluid through the inlet in the underwater vehicle and for pumping the zooplankton-containing-fluid through the hose to the surface vessel. The invention further relates to a method for harvesting zooplankton or other marine organisms.


Patent
The Innovation Group | Date: 2015-03-17

Disclosed is a high efficient hybrid eco-friendly cooking container, including: a container main body configured to contain a cooked material; and a lid body configured to seal an opened upper part of the container main body, in which the container main body has a dual structure, which includes a container inner skin and a container outer skin, and in which an air chamber empty while maintaining a predetermined interval is formed between the container inner skin and the container outer skin, a plurality of exhaust holes communicated with the air chamber is formed in a circumference of an upper end part of the container outer skin, an upper end of the container inner skin and an upper end of the container outer skin are connected with a connection body, and a circumference of the upper end of the container inner skin is bent in an outer direction to form a latching jaw part and be integrated with the connection body, and an assembling recess shaped like a half-circle is formed on a lower surface of the connection body with an interval corresponding to the latching jaw part and in this state, the upper end of the container outer skin is fitted into the assembling recess, and a flow hole is formed in the latching jaw part. Accordingly, at least 40% of total heat energy consumed while heating a cooking container is utilized for cooking, so that it is possible to improve cooking efficiency, efficiently remove condensate water generated while cooking, and burn even odor molecules and minimize generation of smell.


Patent
The Innovation Group | Date: 2015-09-21

A variable-color accessory is provided comprising: a plurality of accessory surfaces, a light-emitting plate, a light-scattering plate, and a control unit. The light-emitting plate is mounted inside one of the accessory surfaces, where the light-emitting plate is flexible, is bent consistently with one of the accessory surfaces, and has a plurality of light-emitting diodes for emitting different light colors. The light-scattering plate is disposed between the light-emitting plate and one of the accessory surfaces, where the light-scattering plate is flexible and transmits light. The control unit is electrically connected to the light-emitting plate, to control turn-on/off of the light-emitting diodes of the light-emitting plate. A variable-color device applied to the accessory is further provided.


Patent
The Innovation Group | Date: 2015-09-22

A method of installing a self-supporting radiant barrier or insulation between roof joists or wall studs secured to an exterior building surface. Flexible and resilient strips are positioned in an inwardly bowed condition between adjacent roof joists or wall studs. A radiant barrier or insulation is positioned between the adjacent roof joists or wall strips in a bowed condition in engagement with the bowed strips. Thereafter, flexible and resilient rods are positioned in a bowed condition in engagement with the roof joists or wall studs, the radiant barrier or insulation and over the bowed strips to secure the radiant barrier or insulation to the underlying bowed strips and the adjacent roof joists or wall studs. The bowed strips, radiant barrier or insulation and the bowed rods are all located within the interior surfaces of the roof joists or wall studs.


Patent
The Innovation Group | Date: 2014-03-24

A screen assembly for receiving high volumes of water flowing from a roof to a gutter. The screen assembly has a first support frame having an upstanding rim extending around a periphery thereof and being construed to be mounted on the gutter and secured to an adjacent portion of a roof fascia. The first support frame has an opening in a bottom surface thereof that is constructed to be disposed over a gutter opening when the first support frame is mounted on the gutter. The screen assembly has a second support frame having a screen secured thereto and extending over the second support frame. The second support frame has a shape corresponding to that of the first support frame and is mounted thereon in close relationship to and within the upstanding rim of the first support frame, the second support frame being connected to the upstanding rim.


Patent
The Innovation Group | Date: 2014-05-01

A radiant and insulating barrier having two sheets bonded together along spaced flat channels to define a plurality of hermetically sealed and spaced pockets between the channels. The pockets are filled with insulation. The sheets have an outer surface formed of a radiant heat reflecting material.


A drinking water dispenser with an integrated gravity-flow type deodorizing system for improving the organoleptic properties of water, the dispenser contains an air-tight accumulating reservoir for water (4) and a reaction chamber (18) for treatment of water by ozone, having a channel (22) for the supply of water from the delivery pipeline (1), an input for the supply of ozone, a channel (23) for release of gases - an excess ozone and gaseous reaction products of ozone, and an output for leaking of the ozone-treated water to the accumulating reservoir (4). With this the output of the reaction chamber (18) for leaking of the ozone-treated water to the accumulating reservoir (4) is provided with a rain-drop-flow formation device (13), which provides flowing of the ozone-treated water in the reaction chamber (18) by rain-drop-flow into the accumulating reservoir (4).

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