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A method is described for the transmission and reception of digital terrestrial television signals, said signals comprising a plurality of radiotelevision programs or services receivable by a television receiver in a certain frequency band, wherein at least a portion of said frequency band has been discontinued for the digital terrestrial television signals and assigned to a different service, in particular to a mobile telephony service, such as the LTE type, wherein it is provided to receive said radiotelevision programs or services whose contents are transmitted through Internet type signals that are converted into radiotelevision signals of the terrestrial digital broadcasting type and placed in channels belonging to said portion of said frequency band, said digital terrestrial television signals not being radiated, but conveyed to said receiver via a coaxial cable distribution system.


A method is described herein for the sequential presentation of images with enhanced functionality, and apparatus thereof, that allow to associate an audio track with one or more images in such a way that the association can be used whenever the user wants to create a presentation; a distinct feature of the method and/or apparatus thereof is that in which the step of associating a first audio track to at least a first image and the step of associating a second audio track to at least a second image provide for storing a first identification code of the first audio track in the first metadata of said at least first image, and storing a second identification code of the second audio track in second metadata of said at least one second image.


An apparatus is described that implements a method for browsing through radio-television services, each of said radio-television services belonging to a respective broadcaster from among a plurality of broadcasters, and being contained in a respective broadcasting multiplex among a plurality of broadcasting multiplexes, said method comprising the steps of identifying for each radio-television service to which broadcaster and/or to which multiplex of the plurality of broadcasters and/or broadcasting multiplexes belong, selecting a service by way of selection means from among the plurality of receivable services and sequentially selecting through the selection means radio-television services belonging to the same broadcaster, or to the same multiplex, of the selected radio-television service.


Patent
Unipessoal Lda. | Date: 2017-01-25

An evolving mobile Unit for controlled product storage and dispensing, with modular construction and multiple upgrade possibilities, to the capacity and storing/picking system that can evolve from manual, up to fully automatic operation. The Unit is easy to transport and manoeuver, by crane or forklift, using the provided pick up points (6) and pockets (7), either in standard or heavy duty/all- weather form. The Unit can be autonomous, with an integrated power unit (49) and internal climate control (19). The products are stored inside, within Unit Loads (UL) (8) that can hold any kind of materials, either solid or liquid, at ambient or controlled temperature and humidity. The ULs are stored in a modular shelving system (9), adjustable to accommodate mixes of UL sizes. Access control is provided by lock (11), drawer (16) and software systems together with a picking/replenishment method. The software controls the ULs multiple locations (12), and manages the picking method, either in manual, manual assisted, Basic Semi- Automatic, Semi-automatic or Fully-automatic versions, using Cartesian coordinate robots (14) for storing/picking the desired products. These and other features, aspects, and advantages of the present invention will become clearer with the following description, appended claims, and accompanying drawings.


A method is described, together with the associated radio-television apparatus and system, for generating messages, comprising information about radio-television programs, in reply to a query made by a radio-television apparatus on one or more radio-television program databases and/or on the Internet, wherein the messages are issued on the basis of a users privacy criterion; said privacy criterion requiring at least the verification of a users credentials.


Patent
Unipessoal Lda. | Date: 2016-01-20

Device for storage of electrical energy of high capacity (MEESD) using batteries (1) of electric vehicles (EVB) connected by power electronics devices (2), allowing the connection of individual batteries present in the necessary configurations. The mechanical conception of MEESD allows the safe transportation of the fully charged BVEs, from charging location to the place of their use. The Management and Control System (MCS) from MEESD, establishes EVBs connections settings in order to allow the connection to any kind of electrical power generation unit, namely Renewable Energy Sources (RES), without implying external transformation; also to raise the output of maximum current, it can set the necessary batteries in parallel, for example to supply energy to the simultaneous fast charging of several Electrical Vehicles (EV). MEESD makes possible transportation of electrical energy produced by RES, to, for example, facilities that provide fast charging of EVs without usage of the existing distribution grid.


Featured are a device, a surgical kit and an osteotomy method for aligning a bone or bony structure. Such a method includes providing a base member that extends in at least two directions and spans the cut in the bone; a securing mechanism mechanically coupled to the base member for securing the base member to the bone; and an adjusting mechanism coupled to the base member and including at least one first portion. Such a method includes securing one end of the base member to the bone using the securing mechanism and rotating the at least one first portion so it contacts at least one of the opposing surfaces of the cut thereby maintain the two opposing surfaces in fixed spaced relation. Such a method also includes securing the base members other end to the bone using the securing mechanism.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: MSCA-RISE | Phase: MSCA-RISE-2015 | Award Amount: 873.00K | Year: 2015

The HUNTER project will develop revolutionary power devices that convert humidity into electrical charge (hygroelectricity), thereby contributing to the European technology and creativity through joint R&D and R&I multisectorial and international cooperation activities supported by knowledge sharing. The devices will harvest electricity from atmospheric humidity and supply a current, such as solar cells capture sunlight and generate electrical power. The successful realization of the project is assured by implementing a coordinated network of knowledge sharing in materials science, physics and chemistry; by solidifying the state-of-the-art understanding in nanoelectronics and by applying bottom-up nanoengineering approaches via an international and inter-sector collaboration of highly qualified researchers from Portugal, France, Finland, Ukraine, Belarus and USA. Both technological (nanoelectronic device fabrication) and fundamental (charge transport mechanisms) issues will be assessed by this multidisciplinary consortium. The successful realization of this project will lead to scientifically substantiated principles for the development of a new generation of functional materials and, consequently, to the creation of advanced nanoelectronic devices. Within the HUNTER project, the consortium will implement research/innovation activities by means of functional secondments and organizing training courses, workshops and summer schools aimed at sharing knowledge, acquiring new skills and developing the careers of the consortium members. Sharing the culture of research and innovation, the HUNTER project will allow applying recent advancements in nanotechnology and materials science to the realization of the creative idea of Nikola Tesla (1932) of capturing electricity from the air. This vision will be performed in practice by innovative humidity-to-electricity devices, which will enhance the range of known renewable energy sources by a new atmospheric humidity source.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: SME-1 | Phase: SFS-08-2015-1 | Award Amount: 71.43K | Year: 2016

In long-term, cocoa production is faced with serious challenges. Changing weather conditions, low and decreasing yields, ageing cocoa farmers, competition with other cash crops, volatile prices and pest-related diseases are threatening the future supply of cocoa. Around 4 million tonnes of cocoa beans are required each year just to keep up with current demand. About 500 million new cocoa plants (5%) are required each year. With demand for cocoa on the rise, cocoa production is set to receive special attention in the next few years. Micropropagation has emerged as an important global agro-technology routinely used for rapid generation of high quality, uniform and disease-free planting material. Boereboom Invitro Portugal is a SME specialized in in vitro plant micropropagation that will be pioneer in in vitro cocoa plants micropropagation worldwide, aiming at enhancing profitability and growth performance through innovative and competitive products seizing Europe and global markets opportunities. The SME can answer the increase on demand by presenting a maximum production capacity of 1 million cocoa plants and a net profit of 600,000, enable a corporate growth of a total net profit of 1,200 million by 2020. Boereboom already has a two years agreement with Theobroma, to whom will sell the product initially. Nowadays, the main commercial available solution for cocoa propagation is seedling. In vitro micropropagation offers several advantages over seed propagation, resulting in reduced costs, improved market access and sustainable increases of consumption. A competing solution to Boerebooms product is cocoa plant propagation by somatic embryogenesis. However the application of this method is still in a development phase. Boerebooms team has the relevant know-how to implement the business, having created a project management structure that can ensure a competent management and a solid integration and communication throughout the whole project lifecycle.


Patent
University of Aveiro and Unipessoal Lda | Date: 2016-01-22

Wireless network data router for a vehicle, and operating method thereof, comprising: a multi-connection interface for wireless access in vehicular environments, herewith WAVE; a wireless local area network, herewith Wi-Fi, interface; a mobile network data interface; a downlink data connection for the vehicle and/or users in the vehicle and its vicinity; a data processing unit for routing data between said interfaces; wherein the data processing unit is configured to: calculate a score for each reachable network on the WAVE, Wi-Fi and mobile network interfaces; switch the uplink connection of the wireless network data router to the reachable network with the best score. Also a wireless network data router for vehicles for connecting vehicles to the Internet through a multi-network device, said router being a mobile router suitable to form a mesh network of connected vehicles, wherein the router is arranged for using parked cars for redistributing Wi-Fi signal from fixed hotspots.

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