||WO||WO/2014/129916 - BEVERAGE PREPARATION MACHINE WITH ENERGY STORAGE MEANS||28.08.2014||
||PCT/PT2014/000013||NOVADELTA - COMÉRCIO E INDÚSTRIA DE CAFÉS S.A.||NABEIRO, Rui Miguel|
The present invention discloses a beverage preparation machine (1), in particular for aromatic beverages such as expresso coffee, with a machine chassis (2), a fluid supply tank (3), at least one extraction device (4), fluid heating means (5) and energy storage means (6), the energy storage means (6) being arranged in the machine chassis (2) and sized such as to optimize the overall balance of the machine (1), in particular in order to make it easily portable, and to optimize the thermal conditioning of the energy storage means (6) in order to increase their operational efficiency.
||WO||WO/2014/129917 - SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EVALUATING THE MOTION OF A SUBJECT||28.08.2014||
||PCT/PT2014/000014||UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO||FERRO BENTO, Virgílio António|
The present invention intends to solve the problem of automatically analysing the movement performed by a subject. Disclosed is a 3D motion tracking method that allows a user to perform a control movement and so generating a tunnel of motion. Using the tunnel of motion a user can repeat the motion but limiting the movement within the boundaries of the tunnel. The disclosed motion analysis system and methods can be used in medical rehabilitation, sport, science, gaming, robotics, cinema or force feedback applications.
||WO||WO/2014/126489 - ELECTROLYSER AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SYNTHESIS GAS BY WATER ELECTROLYSIS USING GRAPHITE/CARBON ELECTRODES||21.08.2014||
||PCT/PT2014/000011||SANTANA CAMPOS RODRIGUES, José João||SANTANA CAMPOS RODRIGUES, José João|
The present invention relates to an alkaline electrolyser characterised in that electrolysis is performed without separating the hydrogen and oxygen gases obtained by the dissociation of the water by the graphite electrodes (2) that are isolated by separating plates (1) and permanently attached inside a suitably sealed tank (5) containing de-ionised water to which a sodium hydroxide electrolyte with a low concentration is added, the terminal electrodes forming the positive pole (4) and the negative pole (3). Each of the graphite plates (2) has two holes that form two electrolyte circulation channels; the bottom channel (6) is connected to the electrolyte inlet and the top channel (7) corresponds to the electrolyte outlet channel, entraining the gases produced during the electrolysis and oxidation process. The present invention also relates to the electrolytic process carried out in the electrolyser designed according to claim 1, supplied by an electric power source and producing a gaseous mixture containing hydrogen and oxygen which are conveyed to a reactor containing the carbonaceous material, yielding synthesis gas.
||WO||WO/2014/126490 - FLEXIBLE HYBRID AEROGELS PREPARED UNDER SUBCRITICAL CONDITIONS AND THEIR PREPARATION PROCESS||21.08.2014||
||PCT/PT2014/000012||INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TÉCNICO||FIDALGO, Alexandra Marina Abrantes|
The present invention regards flexible aerogels, characterized by being hybrid organic-inorganic-fiber nanocomposites (1), designed to work as thermal insulators in transportation, building, textile or other industries. Their preparation procedure consists in coating textile fibers or mixtures of textile fibers, either organic or inorganic, with a hybrid aerogel of silica and polymer nanoparticles of low glass transition temperature, chemically bonded to the inorganic matrix. The coating is performed by the sol-gel process, immersing the fibers in a precursor mixture of the hybrid gel. By hydrolysis and condensation reactions wet flexible gels are formed, which are aged, washed and dried under subcritical conditions. The flexible aerogels, hereafter referred to as aerogel blankets, contain between 20 and 80 wt% of fiber, between 13 and 79 wt% of silica, between 0.2 and 40 wt% of polymer nanoparticles, have thicknesses between 1 and 80 mm, present thermal conductivities between 0.03 and 0.08 W.K- 1.m-1, apparent densities between 100 and 165 kg.m-3, surface densities between 2 and 4.5 kg.m-2, are stable at atmospheric moisture and are hydrophobic.
||WO||WO/2014/123437 - AUTOMATIC DEVICE FOR HOMOGENISING BLOOD IN THE TUBING AND STORAGE BAG||14.08.2014||
||PCT/PT2014/000009||EROFIO ATLÂNTICO, LDA.||FONTES DE MELO PEREIRA, André|
The present invention relates to a device for homogenising blood in the tubing and storage bag, the function of which is to push automatically the blood in the tubing into the storage bag, and then to allow the already homogenised blood to return to the tubing. This device comprises: a two-roller system having an upper and a lower roller (1) that compress the tubing in the direction of the tubing diameter; a lifting system for moving the upper roller vertically, pressing the tubing so as to seal the same; a control system for automatically starting the movement of rotation of the lower roller (1) and the movement of the lifting system; two guides (30) for guiding the tubing during the process; a support for the blood bag (33); and components for protecting the equipment, such as the front cover (34), the rear cover (35), the outer sheath (29) for covering the device and the sheath (32) for protecting the rollers.
||WO||WO/2014/123436 - OPTICAL SENSORS FOR BORON DETECTION BASED ON THE USE OF 2,3,6,7,10,11-HEXAHYDROXYTRIPHENYLENE OR ITS DERIVATIVES||14.08.2014||
||PCT/PT2014/000007||INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TÉCNICO||FARINHA, José Paulo Sequeira|
The present invention relates generically to the use of optical sensors for the detection and quantification of boron in natural waters, waters for domestic, agricultural and industrial use, as well as domestic, agricultural and industrial effluents. More specifically, it refers to the use of 2, 3, 6, 7, 10, 11-hexahydroxytriphenylene (I) or its derivatives as optical sensors for the detection and quantification of boric acid, tetrahydroxyborate, boronic acids and boronates in aqueous media.
||WO||WO/2014/120031 - VARIABLE RATIO TRANSMISSION ELEMENT AND SYSTEM COMPRISING THE VARIABLE RATIO TRANSMISSION ELEMENT||07.08.2014||
||PCT/PT2014/000008||RADICAL COORDINATE, UNIPESSOAL, LDA||MONTEIRO, Elder António Ferreira|
A variable ratio transmission element of the invention comprising a disc-like body (1) in disc having two faces, one face being divided into at least three similar circular sectors (6), each circular sector (6) being delimited by an arc (7) of a circle and two radii (8) defining a central angle (a). Each circular sector (6) is provided with elongated recesses (9) parallel to each other and cut out in one face of the body (1), the elongated recesses (9) defining engaging segments (10); each segment (10) extending from the arc (7) of a circle up to the respective closest radius (8) and forming an angle (ß) with the latter which is half of angle (α). The invention further relates to a transmission system comprising the transmission element. The invention applies to powered devices and vehicles industry and pedal vehicle industry.
||WO||WO/2014/116131 - LAMINATED CORK-BASED PANEL WITHOUT WOOD LAYERS, THE PANEL COMPRISING A CORK-BASED COUPLING MEMBER||31.07.2014||
||PCT/PT2014/000005||AMORIM REVESTIMENTOS, S.A.||CHAGAS, José António Marchão Das|
The present invention relates to a laminated panel (1) of cork material or cork-based material devoid of any wood material, the panel (1) comprising at least one central layer (2) of cork material or cork-based material, said central layer (2) having a first face and a second face; at least one wear outer layer (4) arranged on said first face of central layer (2); and one coupling member (3) arranged on at least two sides of panel (1), wherein the coupling element (3) is an extension of said central layer (2) of cork material or cork-based material at said sides. In addition, the panel further comprises a base outer layer (5) arranged on the second face of central layer (2). The invention is generally directed to building industry, and particularly it is applicable to flooring.
||WO||WO/2014/116132 - BIOMATERIAL COMPRISING POLY(TRIMETHYLENE CARBONATE-CO-E-CAPROLACTONE) FOR PROMOTING AXONALL GROWTH AND NEURONAL REGENERATION||31.07.2014||
||PCT/PT2014/000006||INEB - INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE ENGENHARIA BIOMÉDICA||PÊGO, Ana Paula|
Mammalian central nervous system (CNS) neurons do not regenerate after injury due to the inhibitory environment formed by the glial scar, largely constituted by myelin debris. The use of biomaterials to bridge the lesion area and the creation of an environment favoring axonal regeneration is an appealing approach, currently under investigation. This work aimed at assessing the suitability of three candidate polymers - poly(?-caprolactone), poly(trimethylene carbonate-co- ?-caprolactone) (P(TMC-CL)) (11:89 mol%) and poly(trimethylene carbonate) - with the final goal of using these materials in medicine, namely in the development of conduits to promote spinal cord regeneration. Cortical neurons cultured on P(TMC-CL) in the presence of myelin were able to tame myelin inhibition in comparison with the control condition (glass substrate). This effect was found to be mediated by the glycogen synthase kinase 3p (GSK3p) signaling pathway with impact on the collapsin response mediator protein 4 (CRMP4), suggesting that nanomechanical properties were implicated in this process. The obtained results indicate P(TMC-CL) as a promising material for CNS regenerative applications as it promotes axonal growth, taming myelin inhibition.
||WO||WO/2014/112890 - SANDWICH STRUCTURE WITH CEMENTITIOUS PANEL FOR BUILDING CONSTRUCTION||24.07.2014||
The utility model relates to a panel of sandwich-type structure comprising three layers bonded together, characterized by containing two layers of mineral matrix composite material reinforced with mineral or organic fibers (1) and (3), separated by a layer of composite material of lightweight hydraulic concrete (2).