WO/2016/180379 NOVEL TRANSPOSON THAT PROMOTES THE FUNCTIONAL EXPRESSION OF GENES IN EPISOMAL DNA, AND METHOD FOR INCREASING DNA TRANSCRIPTION IN THE FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS OF METAGENOMIC LIBRARIES||WO||17.11.2016|
||PCT/CO2015/000010||UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES||MONGUI, Alvaro|
A novel transposon (TnC_T7) has been developed to partially supply the transcriptional machinery during the functional analysis of genomic/metagenomic libraries. This transposon was designed and constructed such that it can be integrated randomly into any episomal DNA, allowing the inducible expression of the adjacent DNA regions in both directions. In general, this genetic tool includes a kanamycin resistance gene, two T7 bidirectional promoters and the T7 RNA-polymerase-coding gene, the latter under the control of an arabinose-inducible promoter (PBAD). Experimental validation confirmed the potential of TnC_T7 for use in functional genomic/metagenomic studies in order to partially overcome the limitations of the bacterial hosts, which prevent same from recognising the majority of foreign genes in DNA libraries.
WO/2016/155677 HYBRID SYSTEM FOR ABSORBING THE ENERGY OF IMPACTS||WO||06.10.2016|
||PCT/CO2015/000005||TECH4RIDERS S.A.S.||ACEVEDO, ORDUNA, German Leonardo.|
The invention relates to a hybrid system for absorbing the energy of impacts, comprising an active element consisting of an airbag (4) and a passive element (material with the inherent capacity to absorb the energy of impacts, which can be formed by one or a number of layers of different materials) (5). The hybrid system increases the structural resistance of surfaces with a simple or double curvature, whereby there is an increase in the maximum energy that the system can absorb without the need to modify the internal pressure, the volume or the material of the airbag (4). The system can be inflated by means of the direct injection of a gaseous fluid (2), or via the use of gas accumulators, cold gas generators or pyrotechnic gas generators. The system can be activated via mechanical or electronic activators.
WO/2016/155678 DEVICE FOR THE EXTRACTION OF WATER FROM THE ENVIRONMENT||WO||06.10.2016|
||PCT/CO2016/000002||VELASCO VALCKE, Francisco Javier||VELASCO VALCKE, Francisco Javier|
The invention relates to a device and a method for extracting water from the environment. The device comprises: a means for capturing water from the environment by means of a liquid desiccant; an extraction chamber; a first duct through which liquid desiccant flows with water from the capturing means to the extraction chamber; a second duct through which liquid desiccant flows from the extraction chamber to the capturing means; a tank for containing extracted water; a third duct through which the water flows from the extraction chamber to the tank; a vacuum generator whose suction point and delivery point are operatively connected to the tank for suctioning the gas contained in the tank and delivering gas into the tank; and a control device that controls the vacuum generator. The operation of the vacuum generator generates a temperature and pressure gradient of the extracted water, which causes the water to evaporate inside of the extraction chamber.
WO/2016/134679 COGENERATING DYNAMIC UPS||WO||01.09.2016|
||PCT/CO2015/000003||E - DINA ENERGY S.A.S.||MURACA, Antonio|
The invention relates to a cogenerating dynamic UPS consisting of a) a rack (1) with a rod structure (2) and a containment ring (3) where the bearings, the shaft (16), and the starter motor (4) are mounted; b) a stator (7) with coils (5) and cores (6); capacitors and supercapacitors (17); c) a rotor (9) with two concentric channels (10) where the neodymium magnets (11) are arranged, in addition to a mass-carrying centre for the flanges (12); d) a programmable logic controller PLC module (8); e) bridge rectifiers; f) flanges (12) that are coupled to the starter motor (4) by means of the shaft (16) and support the rotor (9); g) an electronic three-phase inverter (13); j) an interface module (14) comprising an assembly of transistors and power-controlled weak-current-coupling semiconductors; k) two collector air-core coils (15) for the positioning of the plate; and l) a battery bank.
WO/2016/119762 MODULAR STRUCTURAL CONSTRUCTION SYSTEM||WO||04.08.2016|
||PCT/CO2016/050001||UNIVERSIDAD EAFIT||BARBOSA PEREZ, Jaime Leonardo|
The present invention relates to a modular construction system that comprises a module of receiving columns, a mezzanine module, a floor module, and a façade module. The module of receiving columns comprises a vertical support and a cantilever beam, the construction system being disposed on a surface by means of the vertical support. The mezzanine module comprises an inner rib and perimeter beams. The inner rib is formed from parallel structural profiles articulated perpendicularly with other parallel structural profiles between the webs. The perimeter beams are joined to the end of the structural profiles of the inner rib. The mezzanine module is articulated to the module of receiving columns by articulating the perimeter beams with the cantilever beams, the mezzanine module being perpendicular to the vertical support. The floor module is disposed on the mezzanine module. The façade module comprises a structural frame formed by structural profiles, perimeter supports secured to the structural frame, a façade, and a supporting base that is secured to the perimeter beam. The perimeter supports are articulated with the supporting base in order to articulate the façade module to the mezzanine module. The articulations are made by means of securing elements that extend through perforations in the components to be articulated.
WO/2016/112877 ANTIMICROBIAL, ANTIOXIDANT, EDIBLE VIRGIN ANACARDIUM OIL||WO||21.07.2016|
||PCT/CO2016/000001||PATERNINA BUELVAS, Carlos||PATERNINA BUELVAS, Carlos|
The invention demonstrates the existence of an almond which, owing to its characteristics, produces a virgin oil and a protein flour, i.e. the Anacardium Occidentale L. almond. Following harvesting and storage, the Anacardium almond can be kept for more than six months without losing its nutritional and organoleptic properties, unlike olives which have to be processed within 24 hours after harvesting in order for the olive oil to be extracted. The oil extracted by pressing is a virgin oil and, owing to the qualities of the almond, the oil does not have to be refined and the protein flour does not have to be cooked for consumption. The virgin oil and the protein flour must be stored in stainless steel tanks in order for all of the nutritional and organoleptic properties to be preserved. The following steps are employed for extraction of virgin oil and protein flour from the Anacardium almond: A. Receipt of the Anacardium almond. B. Crushing. C. Pressing. D. Filtration and storage. E. Compact coarse flour (cake). F Grinding. G. Fine protein flour. H. Storage.
WO/2016/050225 BELT FOR DETECTING, CORRECTING, PREVENTING AND MONITORING SLEEP APNOEA||WO||07.04.2016|
||PCT/CO2015/000014||HUMBERTO ECHEVERRI S.A.S||ECHEVERRI TOBON, Humberto de Jesús|
The invention relates to an abdominal belt which is a portable device designed for detecting, correcting, preventing and monitoring obstructive sleep apnoea without waking the patient. The user adjusts the belt to his or her size, switches it on, and activates a mechanism which, by means of a sensor, detects a lack of breathing before said lack of breathing becomes a period of apnoea. The sensor emits a signal to a motor which transmits a subtle vibration through the belt to the patient, without rousing him or her into a state of consciousness, so that he or she resumes breathing. The following day, the patient connects the belt to the USB port of his or her computer to recharge the battery and to display the data consolidating the history of the previous night and past nights.
WO/2016/015688 MEDIUM-VOLTAGE CABLE FOR OVERHEAD AND UNDERGROUND ELECTRIC INSTALLATIONS||WO||04.02.2016|
||PCT/CO2015/000013||CODENSA S.A. ESP.||PUYANA RUIZ, Carlos Alberto|
The invention relates to a quadruplex-type insulated cable (three phases insulated from, and wired to one another together with a neutral) used in the construction of a medium-voltage braided network for overhead and underground electric installations. Said cable allows: the safety distances required between phases to be substantially reduced; minimum insulation distances to be complied with, in the case of non-compliance owing to easement encroachment; and the performance indices of a distribution line to be improved (rate of forced outages and duration of same) owing to its environmentally friendly interaction. The invention is suitable for use in electrical engineering, overhead installations of electric lines or cables (H02G 7/00), installations of electric cables or lines in or on the ground or water (H02G 9/00).
WO/2016/011988 PORTABLE, MODULAR AND MULTI-POSITION DEVICE FOR THE PHYSICAL REHABILITATION OF INDIVIDUALS WITH CEREBRAL PALSY||WO||28.01.2016|
||PCT/CO2015/000012||CUESTAS BUITRAGO, Leidy Esmeralda||CUESTAS BUITRAGO, Leidy Esmeralda|
The invention relates to a portable, modular and multi-position device suitable for the motor development of individuals with cerebral palsy, given that the device permits different exercise or activities to be carried out with the individual in different positions and irrespective of the size of each individual. The design of the device is based on the Bobath method for the physical motor development of individuals with cerebral palsy, and therefore permits exercises and activities to be carried out in a seated position (primarily intended for when eating), a supine position (intended for when resting), and a prone position (intended for cephalic control and body control exercises). The device is adapted to the individual using a series of elements that adjust to the body of the individual at key control points (head, trunk and pelvis), generating a postural alignment at the level of the shoulders, elbows and upper and lower extremities, securing same, and also generating stimulation due to changes in the texture of the different elements forming the device.
WO/2015/172753 METHOD FOR THE AUTOMATIC SEGMENTATION AND QUANTIFICATION OF BODY TISSUES||WO||19.11.2015|
||PCT/CO2015/000009||UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES||MENDOZA LEON, Ricardo Antonio|
Disclosed is a computer-implemented method that allows automatic discrimination between two tissues of interest: extrinsic tissue and intrinsic tissue, from a plurality of images, allowing a quantitative valuation of each of said tissues to be obtained without requiring the intervention of an expert. Said method involves: defining, using a parametric contour, a discrimination area in images obtained from a medical image acquisition device; and subsequently discriminating and quantifying the tissues on the basis of the photometric features of the different tissues observed in the images, evaluating the local area of each voxel belonging to the discrimination area previously defined within the plurality of images. The disclosed method considerably increases precision in the discrimination and quantification of tissues, while the percentage error shown is considered tolerable for diagnostic purposes.