||WO||WO/2014/171814 - SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THE ASSEMBLY AND COLLECTION OF NON-FILLED SPOUTED POUCHES||23.10.2014||
||PCT/NL2013/050297||IPN IP B.V.||LAST, Laurens|
Method and system for the assembly and collection of non-filled spouted pouches (10) to be transported to a remote filling device. According to the invention, a pick and place robot system (25) is provided comprising a camera system (11) on the basis of which a gripping device (28) is operable to pick up the spouted pouches, and a robot arm (29) is operable to transport the spouted pouches to a storage rail (21), wherein the gripper can place the spouted pouches.
||WO||WO/2014/171815 - METHOD AND INSTALLATION FOR THERMAL DIGESTION OF BIOMASS||23.10.2014||
||PCT/NL2013/050539||SUSTEC CONSULTING & CONTRACTING B.V.||HOL, Alex|
The invention relates to a method for thermal digestion of biomass. This method comprises the steps of supplying fresh biomass, preheating the supplied fresh biomass, hydrolysing the preheated biomass, cooling the hydrolysed biomass and discharging the cooled biomass. The supplied biomass is preheated here by mixing the supplied biomass with the hydrolysed biomass. The mixture formed during the preheating can optionally then be separated again into preheated, fresh biomass and partially cooled, hydrolysed biomass. The invention further relates to a installation with which this method can be performed.
||WO||WO/2014/171832 - METHOD AND INSTALLATION FOR THE THERMAL HYDROLYSIS OF BIOMASS||23.10.2014||
||PCT/NL2014/050253||SUSTEC CONSULTING & CONTRACTING B.V.||HOL, Alex|
The invention relates to a method for thermal digestion of pumpable biomass, like sewage sludge. The method comprises the steps of supplying fresh biomass, preheating the supplied fresh biomass, hydrolysing the preheated biomass, cooling the hydrolysed biomass and discharging the cooled biomass. The supplied biomass is preheated here in at least two steps, wherein in one of the steps at least a part of the supplied biomass is mixed with at least a part of the hydrolysed biomass, and wherein in another step at least a part of the supplied biomass is brought into head-exchanging contact with a prewarming or preheating medium. At least 25 percent, more preferably at least 75 percent and most preferably substantially 100 percent of the hydrolysed biomass may be mixed with the supplied fresh biomass. The mixture formed during the preheating can optionally be separated again into preheated, fresh biomass and partially cooled, hydrolysed biomass. The invention further relates to a installation for performing this method.
||WO||WO/2014/171834 - POUCH COLLECTION ROBOT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THE ASSEMBLY AND COLLECTION OF NON-FILLED SPOUTED POUCHES||23.10.2014||
||PCT/NL2014/050255||IPN IP B.V.||LAST, Laurens|
The present invention relates to a pouch collection robot system and method for the collection of non-filled spouted pouches to be transported to a remote filling device. According to the invention, at least one pick and place robot unit with a gripping device is provided to pick up a non-filled spouted pouch from a conveyor, and to place the non-filled spouted pouch into alignment with one of the multiple storage rails, allowing the non-filled spouted pouch to be placed into the storage rail.
||WO||WO/2014/171821 - ASSURED VEHICLE ABSOLUTE LOCALISATION||23.10.2014||
||PCT/NL2014/050232||NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST-NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO||KWAKKERNAAT, Maurice Rogier Jozef Arthur Emanuel|
It is proposed to provide a system for localizing a vehicle in a marked environment, provided with a set of markers, e.g. on a road side, the markers emitting a position signal indicative of a respective marker's known geographical position. The system comprises a distance detection unit and a processing unit provided in the vehicle, the processing unit adapted to receive said position signal of a respective marker. The processing unit is adapted to receive said known geographical position from the position signal of said respective marker; and to estimate a first distance measure of the vehicle relative to the respective marker based on a position signal measurement. The processing unit feeds said estimated first distance measure to the distance detection unit; the distance detection unit being adapted to detect said marker within the first distance measure by a second distance measure. The distance detection unit is further adapted to provide the processing unit with the second distance measure of the vehicle relative to the detected marker and with a detection angle of the detected marker; and the localization unit calculating an instantaneous geographical position of said vehicle from the second distance measure; the detection angle and the marker's known geographical position.
||WO||WO/2014/171825 - INTERFEROMETRIC DISTANCE SENSING DEVICE AND METHOD||23.10.2014||
||PCT/NL2014/050241||NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST-NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO||CHENG, Lun Kai|
Distance to a target is sensed using a common path interferometer, wherein a first fraction of light from a light source is collected after reflection by a partially reflective element together with reflection from a target of a second fraction of light from the light source that has been transmitted by the partially reflective element. The collected light is split in two parts, both containing a part of the first fraction and part of the reflection from the target. The parts are fed through a first and second optical branch path to an input side of a three-way optical coupler respectively. Light from at three terminals on a second side of the N way coupler is fed to respective light intensity detectors. Information representing an excess distance traveled by the first fraction from detection signals determined by the least three light intensity detectors.
||WO||WO/2014/171831 - ROOF ANCHOR, DROP SAFETY DEVICE AND METHOD||23.10.2014||
||PCT/NL2014/050250||FLORED LIMITED||ROOD, Jan Hein|
The present invention relates to a roof anchoring for attachment to a roof, such as a fiat roof, wherein the roof anchoring comprises: - a placing member for placing the roof anchoring on a surface of the roof, which placing member preferably comprises a fiat plate material, - a fixing member for fixing an element for anchoring to the roof anchoring, wherein - the placing member is provided with a plurality of openings for receiving therein or feeding therethrough a deformable material, such as a glue material or a roof covering material such as bitumen, for the purpose of providing by means of the roof covering material an adhesive effect between the roof covering material and the placing member.
||WO||WO/2014/171833 - X-RAY DEVICE, MASK AND METHOD FOR TAKING AN X-RAY IMAGE||23.10.2014||
||PCT/NL2014/050254||GENTLECEPH B.V.||HOOGEVEEN, Reinier Cornelis|
The invention relates to an x-ray device and method for taking an x-ray image of a skull of a person using a cephalostat. The cephalostat (104) comprises a first fixating organ (111) and a second fixating organ(112) for fixating ahead of the person at opposite sides of the head such that a sagital plane is transverse to a direction of an x-ray beam (101A) originating from an x-ray source(101). According to the invention,an outer contour of a shielded area (SA) is defined. The defined shielded area (SA) prevents a head from x-ray radiation and leaves landmarks for diagnostics accessible. The shielded area is valid for a large variety of individuals. Frequent adjustments to a shielding mask are no longer necessary for each individual. The shielded area is obtained by implementing a mask (150, 1) at the cephalostat for blocking a part of the x-ray beam.
||WO||WO/2014/171824 - BLASTOID, CELL LINE BASED ARTIFICIAL BLASTOCYST||23.10.2014||
||PCT/NL2014/050239||UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE||RIVRON, Nicolas Clément|
The invention relates to a method for making an at least double layered cell aggregate and/or an artificial blastocyst, and/or a further-developed blastoid termed blastoid, by forming a double layered cell aggregate from at least one trophoblast cell and at least one pluripotent and/or totipotent cell, and culturing said aggregate to obtain an artificial blastocyst. This artificial blastocyst has a trophectoderm-like tissue that surrounds a blastocoel and an inner cell mass-like tissue. The cell aggregate can be formed from toti- or pluripotent stem cell types, or induced pluripotent stem cell types, in combination with trophoblast stem cells. Formation of a blastoid can be achieved by culturing the cell aggregate in a medium preferably comprising one or more of a Rho/ROCK inhibitor, a Wnt pathway modulator, a PKA pathway modulator, a PKC pathway modulator, a MAPK pathway modulator, a STAT pathway modulator, an Akt pathway modulator, a Tgf pathway modulator and a Hippo pathway modulator. The invention further relates to a method for growing an at least double layered cell aggregate into an artificial blastocyst, and into a further-developed blastoid, a fetus or a live animal. The invention further pertains to an in vitro cell culture comprising the mentioned compounds and/or cell aggregates.
||WO||WO/2014/171826 - TREATMENT OF COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT IN DEPRESSIVE DISORDERS||23.10.2014||
||PCT/NL2014/050242||STICHTING VU-VUMC||SMIT, August Benjamin|
The invention relates to treatments for depressive disorders based on reducing the extracellular matrix in the hippocampus. The invention also relates to methods of screening for new compounds to treat depressive disorders.