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The Open Group is a vendor and technology-neutral industry consortium, currently with over four hundred member organizations. It was formed in 1996 when X/Open merged with the Open Software Foundation. Services provided include strategy, management, innovation and research, standards, certification, and test development.The Open Group is most famous as the certifying body for the UNIX trademark, and its publication of the Single UNIX Specification technical standard, which extends the POSIX standards and is the official definition of a UNIX system. The Open Group also develops and manages the TOGAF standard, which is an industry standard enterprise architecture framework.The Open Group members include a range of IT buyers and vendors as well as government agencies, for example Capgemini, Fujitsu, Oracle, Hitachi, HP, Orbus Software, IBM, Kingdee, NEC, SAP, US Department of Defense, NASA and others. Wikipedia.


Patent
The Open Group | Date: 2010-12-14

A light source detection method and system are provided. The method includes receiving incident light sources through light passing holes formed in a light spot forming board to form a light spot on an imaging board; capturing the image of the light spot and detecting the intensity thereof into divided zones so as to transmit such information that is calculated by preset algorithms to a processing device for identification, thereby improving on the drawbacks of prior techniques to achieve better accuracy of light sources and efficiency in use.


Patent
The Open Group | Date: 2010-12-14

A wind power device is provide that includes a first carrier with a first active layer disposed thereon, a second carrier with a second active layer disposed thereon, at least a wind-receiving member connected to the first and second active layers and at least a power unit. The wind-receiving member takes in wind energy for activating the first and second active layers to drive the power unit to generate power. The wind power device advantageously provides ease in assembly and maintenance and is suitable to environments with variable wind directions and capable of being flexibly adjusted to adapt to varying wind speeds and thus achieve optimal power generating efficiency.


Patent
The Open Group | Date: 2010-03-17

A system and method of managing light energy are provided. A detecting apparatus detects input information related to input light energy and environmental information related to efficiency of inputting light energy. Then, an analysis and management apparatus calculates, analyzes, classifies, manages or optimizes the input information and environmental information by predetermined parameters or rules, and determines whether to take a corresponding action according to results of analysis or management. Accordingly, drawbacks of prior arts, that the source of light energy cannot be handled accurately and difficulties in controlling and optimizing light energy persist, can be solved.


Grant
Agency: Department of Defense | Branch: Navy | Program: SBIR | Phase: Phase II | Award Amount: 600.24K | Year: 2006

While test and certification of current Naval systems based on federated architectures is a well-understood process, existing methodologies will prove inadequate when applied to component-based distributed real-time systems employing dynamic resource management in a heterogeneous environment. This inadequacy in testing and certification can be addressed by the development of testing methodologies that characterize component behavior through specification of assertions on both functional and nonfunctional behaviors. The existing implementation of the Open Group’s “Assertion Definition Language” (ADL) already has many of the attributes necessary to satisfy a systematic functional verification methodology. Missing from the current implementation is the ability to verify a component’s nonfunctional behavioral characteristics in a real-time and distributed system. The goal of the Phase II effort is two fold: to extend the current ADL product to support functional and nonfunctional behavioral verification of components that compose those design patterns, and to investigate test strategies applicable to OA design patterns. The resulting product will be a specification-based assertion testing methodology and test environment framework that provides the ability to specify and verify critical component behavioral characteristics in a systematic way. Targeted characteristics will focus on hard and soft real-time behaviors such as deadline, latency, throughput, and jitter.


A method and system for energy management of a composite battery are provided to control and manage products of reaction going on in the composite battery. During the reaction, the gas products are usually exhausted and wasted. If the gases could be recycled, battery effectiveness would be improved. According to the present invention, the gases are collected and then recycled by an exhaust gas recycling device. In addition, the method and system involve analyzing data of the generated electrical energy, data of the produced gases, operational data of the composite battery and device data for the exhaust gas recycling device. Thus, the composite battery is controlled and managed according to the analysis, and its effects are improved.

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