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Innovation In the Wellness Sector

Lately, there is an escalation in the number of medical cases due to an unhealthy lifestyle, absence of physical workouts, and non-conventional food habits. This makes the Indian wellness industry, a very big prospect in terms of revenue and target market. India has an unmatched heritage represented by its ancient systems of medicine. Indian systems of medicine and homoeopathy particularly Ayurveda and Yoga are widely recognised for their comprehensive approach to health and are effective in both prevention as well as curation of a disease.

India is the second largest exporter of Ayurvedic and alternative medicine in the world with the wellness market of worth INR 490 Billion. The demand for Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) and herbal products is surging in India and abroad. India has 6200 indigenous herbal plants and its vast reservoir of natural flora, fauna, ancient texts and knowledge have made it an authority in the field of AYUSH. The country’s vast AYUSH infrastructure comprises of 736,538 registered practitioners, 26,107 dispensaries and 3167 hospitals in public sector, 501 undergraduate colleges with annual intake of 28,018 students, 151 centres for postgraduate[ education with annual admission of 3504 scholars and 8896 licensed drug manufacturing units.

The Government of India has set up a dedicated Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) with the aim of providing stimulus to the ancient healthcare system. The Indian system of Ayurvedic medicine and homoeopathy continue to be widely used. The recent patents filed in the wellness industry in India are:

1). 201617032677

Title: SYSTEMS METHODS AND ARTICLES FOR ENHANCING WELLNESS ASSOCIATED WITH HABITABLE ENVIRONMENTS

Assignee: DELOS LIVING LLC

Publication Date: 20 Jan 2017

Abstract:

Environmental characteristics of habitable environments (e.g. hotel or motel rooms spas resorts cruise boat cabins offices hospitals and/or homes apartments or residences) are controlled to eliminate reduce or ameliorate adverse or harmful aspects and introduce increase or enhance beneficial aspects in order to improve a “wellness” or sense of “wellbeing” provided via the environments. Control of intensity and wavelength distribution of passive and active Illumination addresses various issues symptoms or syndromes for instance to maintain a circadian rhythm or cycle adjust for “jet lag” or season affective disorder etc.. Air quality and attributes are controlled. Scent(s) may be dispersed. Noise is reduced and sounds (e.g. masking music natural) may be provided. Environmental and biometric feedback is provided. Experimentation and machine learning are used to improve health outcomes and wellness standards.

2). 201711021610

Title: A SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REAL TIME ASSESSMENT OF WELLNESS AND HEALTH INSURANCE

Assignee: eExpedise Technologies Private Limited

Publication Date: 4 Aug 2017

Abstract:

The present invention provides an integrated system to expedite the risk assessment process at the time of issuance of policy, and determine the premium based on several preventive care initiatives of individuals at the time of issuing health insurance policy, wherein the system identifies list of options for services, provides a score, makes a decision on issuance of policy, calculates the premium amount and relays the information to a user or proposer. Further, the system provides services selected from the group consisting of details of service provider, underwriting, claim adjudication, suspicious profile management, wellness advisory, predictive analysis, cost of the service based on health records and the user selects at least one option from provided list of options.

3). 201727033542

Title: METHOD FOR STRESS MANAGEMENT AND OVERALL HEALTH STATUS IMPROVEMENT AND COMPOSITIONS USED THEREIN

Assignee: OMNIACTIVE HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

Publication Date: 10 Nov 2017

Abstract:

Carotenoid compositions are described for management treatment and/or prevention of stress by reducing cortisol levels and/or improving distribution and/or density of macular pigment and thus improving overall health status. More particularly a subject in need thereof for the method has disturbed macular pigment optical density or increased levels of cortisol as markers of psychological and physiological stress. Methods are also described of administering macular carotenoid compositions in daily doses of at least or about 0.005mg/kg body weight of lutein and at least or about 0.001mg/kg body weight of meso zeaxanthin and zeaxanthin isomer along with at least one food grade excipient and evaluating overall health status. The composition may be derived from plant extract containing xanthophylls and/or xanthophylls esters. The composition also reduces cortisol levels in the blood and relieves physiological stress thus improving overall health status of a subject in need thereof.

4). 201747033855

Title: SYSTEM, DEVICE AND METHOD FOR REMOTELY MONITORING THE WELL BEING OF A USER WITH A WEARABLE DEVICE

Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V

Publication Date: 6 Oct 2017

Abstract:

Systems devices methods for providing a speech pattern as a metric of well being system for remotely monitoring the wellbeing of a patient are disclosed. In one exemplary embodiment a system can include at least one wearable device that is configured to collect body sensor data and speech pattern data associated with a patient wearing the device and analyze the data to determine if the patient’s emotional well being is compromised. In some exemplary embodiments the wearable device can be configured to send an alert to at least one caregiver device that indicates the patient’s emotional well being is compromised. The wearable device can also be configured to send recommendations on courses of action to alleviate the condition.

5). 201727025770

Title: BEHAVIORAL ANALYSIS TO AUTOMATE DIRECT AND INDIRECT LOCAL MONITORING OF INTERNET OF THINGS DEVICE HEALTH

Assignee:  QUALCOMM INCORPORATED

Publication Date: 29 Sept 2017

Abstract:

The disclosure generally relates to behavioral analysis to automate monitoring Internet of Things (IoT) device health in a direct and/or indirect manner. In particular normal behavior associated with an IoT device in a local IoT network may be modeled such that behaviors observed at the IoT device may be compared to the modeled normal behavior to determine whether the behaviors observed at the IoT device are normal or anomalous. Accordingly in a distributed IoT environment more powerful “analyzer” devices can collect behaviors locally observed at other (e.g. simpler) “observer” devices and conduct behavioral analysis across the distributed IoT environment to detect anomalies potentially indicating malicious attacks malfunctions or other issues that require customer service and/or further attention. Furthermore devices with sufficient capabilities may conduct (local) on device behavioral analysis to detect anomalous conditions without sending locally observed behaviors to another aggregator device and/or analyzer device.

6). 201717026255

Title: EXERCISE DEVICE

Assignee: TE3 OY

Publication Date: 17 Nov 2017

Abstract:

The invention relates to a device (100) for performing exercises comprising a housing (105) a deviation sensor (140) for detecting a deviation of said housing (105) from an equilibrium and a control unit (110) coupled to said deviation sensor (140) arranged to count deviations from the equilibrium.

7). 201717031179

Title: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REAL TIME VISUALIZATION OF INDIVIDUAL HEALTH CONDITION ON A MOBILE DEVICE

Assignee: RATH Matthias W.

Publication Date: 24 Nov 2017

Abstract:

A method and technology to display 3D graphical output for a user using body sensor data personal medical data in real time is disclosed. A consolidated methodology to bring user meaningful life information based on real time sensor results analysis expert Q&As “What if scenarios and future emulation all in one artificial intelligence expert system is described. A unique rendering of 3D image of ones organ cell or subcellular level display related to one’s health condition can be visualized on a graphical user interface of a devices or devices. The change of the display from one level such as from organ to cell or cell to subcellular level or vice versa is enabled is disclosed.

 

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Innovative Electrical Machines

Electrical machines have a wide range of applications. The variability in their sizes, flexibility of use and high efficiency confers several advantages for their use in vehicles, generation of renewable energy e.g wind power generators, aircrafts, automations, domestic appliances etc.

The Electrical Machinery Equipment Industry wants to make India the country of choice for the production of electrical equipments and has a set target of USD 100 billion. To achieve the target, the Electrical Machinery equipment industry of India is focusing on Research & Development; lowering of custom duties on a range of equipments; setting up of the Electrical Equipment Skill Development Council (EESDC);  the establishment of electrical equipment industry clusters; the enhancement of product-testing infrastructure in the country; an increase of shares in the export market and financial support.

Indian manufacturers are becoming more competitive with respect to their product designs, manufacturing and testing facilities. The market-oriented reforms and huge demand for power generation and transmission will increase the demand for electrical machinery in future.

With a large pool of available human resources, adequate workforce, increasing scope of direct exports to neighbouring countries, Indian Electrical Machinery Equipment Industry is a favourable investment destination. Moreover, delicensing of electrical machinery industry by the government has facilitated the entry of major global players in India.

Factors fueling to the growth of Electrical Machinery Industry:

  • Capacity creation in sectors such as infrastructure, power, mining, oil and gas, refinery, steel, automotive and consumer durables.
  • Significant Business opportunities due to nuclear capacity expansion.
  • Rapid increase in infrastructure investment and industrial production.

The research works in the industry are aimed at developing innovations that widen the applications of electrical machines and improve their efficiency. The recent patents filed in the Electrical machinery industry in India are:

201717024825

Title: ELECTRIC MACHINE STATOR WITH LIQUID COOLED TEETH

Assignee: PRIPPELL TECHNOLOGIES LLC

Publication Date: 13 Aug 2017

Abstract:

A system for cooling the teeth of an electric machine stator. The stator includes a stator core that may be formed of a plurality of laminations. Each lamination has a plurality of back iron apertures a plurality of tooth tip apertures and a plurality of elongated apertures. When the laminations are assembled to form the stator core the back iron apertures align to form back iron inlet channels and back iron outlet channels and the tooth tip apertures align to form tooth tip cooling channels. The elongated apertures are L shaped and connect the back iron inlet channels and back iron outlet channels to the tooth tip channels. Cooling fluid may flow for example axially through a back iron inlet channel azimuthally and radially inward through an elongated aperture to a tooth tip axially along a tooth tip channel and to a back iron outlet channel through another elongated aperture.

2). 201737019753

Title: ELECTRICAL ROTATING MACHINE WITH ONE SIDED COOLING AND METHOD FOR ONE SIDED COOLING

Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Publication Date: 15 Sep 2017

Abstract:

The invention relates to an electrical rotating machine comprising a stator (1) a rotor (8) and a turbomachine (7) which is provided to cool the electrical rotating machine on the one side wherein the stator (1) comprises a laminated stator core (2) a front stator winding head (5a) and a rear stator winding head (5b) wherein the rotor (8) comprises a rear rotor winding head (6b). In order to improve cooling during the one sided ventilation in particular with respect to the prior art with regard to a uniform temperature distribution it is suggested that the laminated stator core (2) comprise channels (9a 9b) extending in the axial direction which are provided to cool the rear stator winding head (5b) with a second cooling air flow (14) generated by the turbomachine (7) wherein at least one first channel (9a) is provided to guide a second cooling air flow (14) generated by the turbomachine (7) through the laminated stator core (2) to the rear stator winding head (5b) wherein an air guide (4) which is fastened to the laminated stator core (2) on the side of the rear stator winding head (5b) is provided to bypass the second cooling air flow (14) via the rear stator winding head (5b) wherein at least one second channel (9b) is provided to guide the second cooling air flow (14) back from the rear stator winding head (5b) through the laminated stator core (2) wherein at least two radial slits (11) arranged in the axial direction which are arranged radially between the channels (9a 9b) running in the axial direction and an air gap (3) between the laminated stator core (2) and the rotor (8) and are connected to each other are provided to cool the laminated stator core (2) in particular the stator windings and/or the rear rotor winding head (6b) wherein the axial distance between the radial slits (11) to the side of laminated stator core (2) which faces away from the turbomachine (7) is reduced and is provided to compensate for a temperature gradient caused by one sided cooling.

3). 201717015346

Title: ELECTRICAL MACHINES WITH SMC CORES

Assignee: GKN SINTER METALS ENGINEERING GMBH

Publication Date: 13 Oct 2017

Abstract:

An electrical machine is disclosed. The electrical machine has a first part and a second part the first part moveable relative to the second part. One of the first part and the second part has a plurality of cores for current carrying windings. Each core is of soft magnetic composite material (SMC) and is shaped to be no wider at its ends than along its length

4). 201717002556

Title: ELECTRICAL MACHINE

Assignee: LIMANSKIY Valentin Grigoryevich

Publication Date: 9 June 2017

Abstract:

The invention described herein belongs to the category of electric motors and power generators and may be used, in particular, to generate electric and mechanical energy. The objective of the invention described herein is to expand the area of application, to reduce costs and to increase the specific power and efficiency of the electric machines. This electric machine comprises a rotor and a stator with winding coils and a control device. Stator winding coils are made as a system of radial and/or tangential coils connected in series and/or back-to-back; each coil has its own electric terminals. The control device can connect its electric contacts to the terminals of the corresponding stator winding coils in order to provide a chain control of electric current supply to the corresponding stator coils and thus to create, at each point in time, a pre-determined stator magnetic field in the electric machine, whether a rotating or a reciprocating one, depending on the spatial position and the magnetic condition of the rotor that performs rotating or reciprocating motions. The invention can be applied in the power industry, the transport industry, mechanical engineering, the construction industry, astronautics, and other fields of technology.

5). 201627034515

Title: ELECTRIC MACHINE

Assignee: FEAAM GMBH

Publication Date: 28 Oct 2016

Abstract:

Disclosed is an electric machine comprising a stator (1) and a rotor (21) that is mounted so as to be movable in relation to the stator the stator being provided with a plurality of slots (2) for receiving a stator winding. Exactly one conductor portion (3) of the stator winding is inserted into each slot. The conductor portions (3) are mutually short circuited in a short circuiting means on a first side (5) of the stator and are made as a single piece with said short circuiting means. On a second side (6) of the stator the conductor portions (3) are each connected to a terminal of a power supply unit (8) supplying adequate phase currents.

6). 201637027428

Title: ELECTRICAL MACHINE HAVING A FRAME AND SLEEVE

Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Publication Date: 4 Nov 2016

Abstract:

The invention relates to an electrical machine (1) comprising a rotor (4) which is rotatably mounted around a rotation axis (5) extending in the axial direction (3) in bearing devices (16 17) a stator (7) having two axial ends an air gap between rotor and stator an interior chamber (10) encompassing the stator (7) and rotor (4) a sleeve (11) encompassing a first part (111) which encloses the interior chamber (10) a frame (12) having a first (123) and a second (121) longitudinal support (123) a first (122) and a second (124) cross support and a dividing device (2) on the frame (12). The stator (7) comprises a fastening device (15) for connection to the frame (12) and the dividing device (2) can make the interior chamber accessible from the outside in a plane parallel to the frame (12). The invention further relates to a collection to a frame (12) to a sleeve (11) or to a service or production method of such an electrical machine (1).

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INNOVATIONS IN FOOD PROCESSING SECTOR

Innovations in food technology sector goes in accordance with the consumer demand for healthy and safe food and while simultaneously improving the quality and shelf life of the food product. The food industry is at present interested in some of the novel food processing technologies that improves the quality of food but at a low cost. The major industries constituting the food processing sector are grain milling, sugar, edible oils, beverages, fruits & vegetables processing and dairy products.

India has a rich agriculture resource and was ranked No.1 in the world in 2013 in terms of production of Arecanut, Bananas, Castor oil seed, Chickpeas, Chillies & Peppers dry, Ginger, Lemons & limes, Mangoes, Mangosteens, guavas, Millet, Okra, Papayas, Pigeon peas, Meat- buffalo, Milk-whole fresh buffalo & goat, Ghee, butter oil of cow milk, Ghee of buffalo milk and sesame seed. India ranks second in the world in the production of Anise, fennel, coriander, beans-dry, cabbages and other brassicas, cauliflower & broccoli, Egg plants (aubergines), Garlic, Groundnuts with shell, Lentil, Onions dry, Peas green, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Squash and Gourds, Rice/Paddy, Safflower seed, Sugar cane, Tea, Tomatoes, Wheat, Meat-goat, Milk whole fresh cow. Further, India is at third position in the production of Cashew nuts, with shell, Coconuts, Lettuce and chicory, Nutmeg, mace and cardamoms, Pepper (piper spp.) and Rapeseed.

India’s strategic geographic location and its close vicinity to food-importing nations makes India favourable for the export of processed food products. A total of 127 agro-climatic zones have been identified in India. Moreover, 42 Mega Food Parks (MFP) are being setup in India with an investment of USD 2.38 billion. The parks have around 1250 developed plots with basic enabled infrastructure that entrepreneurs can take on lease for the setting up of food processing and ancillary units. With an extensive network of food processing training, academic and research institutes, the cost of skilled manpower is relatively low in India as compared to other countries.

In order to promote innovations in food processing sector, Central and state governments have instated attractive incentives like capital subsidies, tax rebates, depreciation benefits, and reduced custom and excise duties for processed food and machinery.

Food processing is recognised as a priority sector in the Make in India policy and is one of the major employment oriented segments in India. With the growing awareness and concern for health and wellness, consumers are experimenting with different  cuisines, tastes and new brands paving the way for new investment opportunities in the food processing sector. The recent patents filed in the Food processing sector in India are:

1). 201747035342

Title: INTELLIGENT FOOD COOKING MACHINE

Assignee: WANG Aiqun

Publication Date: 17 Nov 2017

Abstract:

Disclosed is an intelligent food cooking machine comprising a rack (1) a bowl storage mechanism (2) a distributing and fetching mechanism (3) a pushing mechanism (4) a microwave heating mechanism (5) and a delivering and lifting mechanism (6). The intelligent food cooking machine is combined with a coin feed device and a change device; a bowl filled with food is taken out from the bowl storage mechanism (2) via the distributing and fetching mechanism (3); when the bowl is put in a lower stop position of the distributing and fetching mechanism (3) the pushing mechanism (4) pushes the bowl into the microwave heating mechanism (5) to perform heating treatment; after the food in the bowl is heated the pushing mechanism (4) re pushes the bowl onto the delivering and lifting mechanism (6) and the bowl is delivered to a bowl fetching window (14) via the delivering and lifting mechanism (6) so that a process of intelligently heating the food and selling the food is realized; and the intelligent food cooking machine is simple in structure and convenient to use.

2). 201747039730

Title: FOOD PREPARATION APPARATUS AND METHOD

Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.

Publication Date: 17 Nov 2017

Abstract:

Disclosed is a food preparation apparatus (100) comprising a food preparation compartment (101); a dielectric sensor (120) in said food preparation compartment a data storage device (130) storing food seasoning data as a function of a dielectric constant of the food product said food seasoning data relating to a plurality of condiments to be added to the food product; and a processor arrangement (110) coupled to said dielectric sensor. The processor arrangement is adapted to determine a dielectric property of a food product in the food preparation compartment from sensor data provided by said dielectric sensor; retrieve food seasoning data for the food product corresponding to the determined dielectric property from the data storage device; and for each condiment of said plurality generate a seasoning instruction signal for adding an amount of said condiment of said plurality to the food product based on the retrieved food seasoning data until all condiments of said plurality have been added to the food product. A method of automatically generating seasoning instructions for adding a plurality of condiments to a food product during preparation of the food product is also disclosed.

3). 201611009273

Title: VISCOUS FOOD PRODUCT GRINDING AND DISPENSING SYSTEM

Assignee: Trade Fixtures, LLC

Publication Date: 21 Nov 2017

Abstract:

A viscous food product dispensing system having a transport section for receiving a particulate food product from a bin, an auger for processing and conveying the received particulate food product from the transport section into an outlet adapter via one or more flutes, a milling device housed in the outlet adapter, and a discharge nozzle in the outlet adapter that pinches off the viscous food product created by the milling device. The auger has a unique design that allows it to engage and break whole nuts.

4). 201722017362

Title: FOOD PRODUCTS AND PROCESSES FOR PREPARATION THEREOF\

Assignee: SHIRODKAR, Jyoti

Publication Date: 17 May 2017

Abstract:

The present disclosure relates to pre-mixed barley based compositions comprising barley, cereals, pulses, spices, dry fruits and flavoring agents. The ingredients are present in pre-determined proportion to each other. Various food products can be prepared from the pre mixed barley based compositions, which can be consumed by healthy individuals as well as individuals suffering from obesity, dyslipidemia, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and the like. The present disclosure also provides a process for preparing the pre-mixed barley based compositions.

5). 5034/CHE/2015

Title: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATIC END-TO-END PREPARATION AND MANAGEMENT OF FOOD

Assignee: Vishnu Gurusamy Sundaram

Publication Date: 27 April 2017

Abstract:

The embodiment herein provide a method and system for providing an integrated cooking machine, which automates the process of cooking completely and support connected operation in the cooking such as share recipes, order recipes and even support connecting with the ingredient supplier ecosystem for ordering the required items. Thereby eliminating several food processing machines and even to the extent of removing kitchen in a house. The system includes electro-mechanical components for performing the cooking operation, which is driven by electronic circuits fed by programs that make this operation happen. The programs are stored in the device or downloaded from the cloud platform, which authenticates these machines and provide the required information. The system also has intuitive interface on the device to create recipes. The system is also configured to measure the output parameters of the food.

6). 2774 / MUM / 2014

Title: AUTOMATIC FOOD COOKING MACHINE

Assignee: MAHAVIR BABULAL, Suthar [IN/IN]; (IN).

BABULAL DOLATRAM, Suthar [IN/IN]; (IN)

Publication Date: 3 March 2016

Abstract:

The present invention relates to automatic cooking machine, without any human interaction. In the present invention, full Indian dish including roti / paratha, sabji, dhal and rice is processed, cooked and served in dishes automatically. In the present invention, all vegetables are controlled by the microcontroller / PLC system. It is about multiple different recipes saved in program and customized. Food cooking machine is eco-friendly & eco-user. The present invention is self cleaning and sterilizing which is controlled by microcontroller / PLC and all media of communication.

News

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/cons-products/food/indias-food-processing-sector-may-attract-33-billion-by-2024-study/articleshow/61737009.cms

http://ibnservice.com/2017/12/04/food-processing-and-packaging-equipment-market-growth-rate-survey-2017-2022/

https://www.ruralmarketing.in/industry/agriculture/food-processing-product-conformity-global-standards-logistics-will-boost-growth-says-study

http://www.fnbnews.com/Top-News/consumption-of-ultraprocessed-foods-increasing-in-canada-finds-study-41466

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/patanjali-group-signs-mou-to-set-up-

food-processing-unit-in-telangana/articleshow/61659829.cms

 

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Patents filing in the Construction Industry

In this rapidly changing globally competitive environment, companies have no option but to be innovative inorder to survive. Innovation can be in the form of a new product/technique or improvement of an existing product /technology.

Construction Industry in India is no exception.Construction industry abounds with innovative products and techniques and the construction activities contribute to more than 8% of India’s GDP.  Because of various government and private initiatives, there is an increased demand for real estate and infrastructure projects and companies in the construction sector are developing a number of products, services and processes that can be used used for new construction.

The following OPPORTUNITIES are available for innovation in the CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY:

Construction development in residential, retail, commercial and hospitality sectors.

Technologies and solutions for smart sustainable cities and integrated townships.

Technologies for the promotion of low cost and affordable housing.

Green building solutions.

Sustainable and environmentally friendly building materials.

Training and skill development of construction sector workers.

Smart cities.

Urban water supply, urban sewerage and sewage treatment.

A list of recent patents filed in the construction Industry:

WO/2017/194984 A1

Title: MODULAR CONSTRUCTION AND INSULATION ELEMENT FOR A BUILDING

Assignée: MIQUEL, Hervé (6 rue François Charvet, Chambéry, 73000, FR)

Publication Date: 16 Nov 2017

Abstract: The invention relates to a panel-based construction system for buildings. The construction element for a building comprises two stiffening plates (1-2) between which a load-bearing central core (3) is positioned, with an insulating foam (6-4) and linking beams (5-7) being provided on each side thereof. These components are assembled one against the other by means of bonding.

2) WO/2017/191232 A1

Title: CLIMBING SHOE FOR FIXING A CLIMBING SCAFFOLD TO A CONCRETE SECTION OF A BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Assignee: ULMA C Y E, S. COOP. (Paseo Otaduy 3, OÑATI, 20560, ES)

Publication Date: 9 Nov 2017

Abstract: Climbing shoe for fixing a climbing scaffold to a concrete section (2), comprising a first part (11) including clamps (14) configured for securing a track of the climbing scaffold and allowing the guided movement of the track while the climbing scaffold climbs in a substantially vertical direction, and a second part (30) fixed to the concrete section (2), the first part (11) being coupled to the second part (30). The first part (11) and the second part (30) are coupled to one another by means of a transverse guide (33) arranged in one of said parts (11, 30) and at least one hook (15) surrounding the transverse guide (33) arranged in the other one of said parts (11, 30), the hook (15) and the transverse guide (33) being able to slide with respect to one another for laterally disassembling the first part (11) with respect to the second part (30).

3). US 20170321444 A1

Title: METHODS AND APPARATUS OF BUILDING CONSTRUCTION RESISTING EARTHQUAKE AND FLOOD DAMAGE

Assignee: Arx Pax Labs, Inc. (Los Gatos, CA, US)

Publication Date: 9 Nov 2017

Abstract: A three part foundation system for supporting a building is described. Three part foundation systems can include a containment vessel, which constrains a buffer medium to an area above the containment vessel, and a construction platform. A building can be built on the construction platform. In a particular embodiment, during operation, the construction platform and structures built on the construction platform can float on the buffer medium. In an earthquake, a construction platform floating on a buffer medium may experience greatly reduced shear forces. In a flood, a construction platform floating on a buffer medium can be configured to rise as water levels rise to limit flood damage.

4). WO/2017/198930 A1

Title: BINDER BASED ON CALCIUM ALUMINOSILICATE DERIVATIVES FOR CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS.

Assignée: SAINT-GOBAIN WEBER (Rue de Brie, Servon, 77170, FR)

Publication Date: 23 Nov 2017

Abstract: The present invention relates to a hydraulic binder comprising at least 80% by weight of a ground granulated blast-furnace slag and at least one accelerator of the hardening reaction, said accelerator comprising at least one source of calcium sulfate and at least one nucleating agent in the form of particles, the BET specific surface area of which is greater than 1 m2/g and the size of which is such that 50% of the particles have a mean diameter of less than 5 µm, said particles being chosen from calcium carbonates, magnesium carbonates, calcium magnesium carbonates, calcium silicate hydrates, aluminum silicate hydrates, alone or as a mixture. This binder may be used in a mortar and concrete composition which, once mixed with water, makes it possible to obtain construction materials.

5.) US 20170333939 A1

Title: CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL MIXING SYSTEM

Assignee: Tomorrow’s Tools, LLC (St. Louis, MO, US)

Publication Date: 23 Nov 2017

Abstract: Systems and methods for preparing construction material mixtures. A container can include a flexible body having an interior for receiving and holding construction material mixture components to be mixed. The construction material mixture components can be mixed in the interior by rotating a mixing tool. The flexible body is collapsible for forcing the construction material mixture out of a mouth of the container. The flexible body can be everted to facilitate cleaning the interior of the flexible body. The system can also include a stand, a mixing tool, a funnel, and/or a measuring cup.

6). US 20170322088 A1

Title: DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE TEMPERATURE OF A ROAD BUILDING MATERIAL APPLIED BY A CONSTRUCTION MACHINE, AND CONSTRUCTION MACHINE COMPRISING SUCH A DEVICE

Assignee: MOBA Mobile Automation AG (Limburg, DE)

Publication Date: 9 Nov 2017

Abstract: A device for determining the temperature of a road building material applied by a construction machine in a placement width includes an infrared temperature measuring head, a motor and a controller. The infrared temperature measuring head is arranged to be twistable by the motor in a manner transverse to the direction of travel of the construction machine so as to scan the surface of the road building material to capture temperature measuring values of the surface of road building material during a rotational movement at a plurality of measuring points spaced apart from one another. The controller is configured to set a scanning speed as a function of a position of the measuring point.

7). US 20170275847 A1

Title: Tool Holder for a Work Vehicle or Construction Machine

Assignée: GROUPE MECALAC (Annecy-Le-Vieux, FR)

Publication Date: 28 Sept 2017

Abstract: A tool holder includes a locking cylinder provided with two first gripping pins extending laterally from each side of the fixed part thereof, and two second gripping pins extending laterally from each side of the moving part thereof. The tool includes at least two reception assemblies each having a first receiving portion and a second receiving portion the openings of which are each facing and provided to receive one of the first gripping pins and one of the second gripping pins for retaining the tool on the tool holder. The tool is locked on the tool holder by means of the locking cylinder by moving each gripping pin into abutment at the bottom of the associated receiving portion thereof.

8). WO/2017/126999 A2

Title: METHOD AND TOOLS FOR REDUCING THE AMOUNT OF CONCRETE USED TO CONSTRUCT A STRUCTURAL FRAMEWORK

Assignee: AL-HARBI, Ahmed (Alahsaa, P.O. Box 2208 Alahsaa, 36422, SA)

Publication Date: 27 Sept 2017

Abstract: The invention provides a solution to the problem of the overuse of concrete, using a method for constructing walls by means of panels. The invention solves the problem of the use of large amounts of concrete while maintaining what is routine in the industry with respect to construction using specific measurements of the wall, by providing a method, along with tools, which consists in using panels inside the wall by forming empty rectangular cuboid formworks that displace the concrete by an amount equal to the volume thereof.

9). US 9828769 B2

Title: Foldable brick with rope attachments and detachable wall building system

Assignee: HOBİ ENDÜSTRİYEL ÜRÜN TASARIM UYGULAMA ÜRETİM İTHALAT İHRACAT LİMİTED ŞİRKETİ (Istanbul, TR)

Publication Date: 28 Nov 2017

Abstract: The invention is about a modular foldable brick that enables architectural elements such as stacked walls, arches, corners, doors, windows and wall niches to be constructed at indoor and outdoor conditions that divides, restricts and secures a certain space; Due to the possibility of folding the storing and carrying of this brick is possible at a minimum weight. The brick is connectable within itself and also attachable to others for constructing architectural elements as wall building systems. The foldable brick provides a foldable brick body that forms the outer walls and an inner wall being formed with three techniques; connecting/fixing (A-B groups)/encircling (C group). All three techniques are related to the forming of the detachable wall building system’s entity unit foldable and sustainable brick. All these three techniques are used simultaneously.

10.) WO/2017/200285 A2

Title: ELECTRIC DRIVER TIP STRUCTURE FOR FINISHING BUILDING OUTER WALL

Assignee: IN, Woong Yeol (#1-207 115, Hyoseo-roGyeyang-gu, Incheon, 21103, KR)

Publication date: 23 Nov 2017

Abstract: The present invention relates to an electric driver tip structure for finishing a building outer wall and, more specifically, to an electric driver tip structure for finishing a building outer wall, the tip structure pressing and rotating a screw nail by the engaging rotation of two threaded parts coupled in a screw form, in a state in which a panel and a stud are supported in a state of making contact with each other, so as to couple and fix the panel and the stud by passing the screw nail through the panel and the stud from the rear thereof, thereby quickly and stably performing a coupling operation of the panel and the stud (vertical support), and thus building outer wall finishing construction using a metal panel can be easily performed and time and costs can be significantly reduced.

11). WO/2017/185146 A1

Title: METHOD FOR THE RAPID CONSTRUCTION OF ENERGY-EFFICIENT BUILDINGS

Assignee: INSOMAT LLC (Po office 54951, Atlanta, GA, 30308, US)

Publication Date: 2 Nov 2017

Abstract:A method for the construction of energy-efficient buildings which provide thermal comfort to the occupants thereof. The outside walls are insulating walls, and the inside walls are thermally inert. The walls are constructed from one or more vertical layers printed simultaneously or consecutively. Each vertical layer consists of a different material and has a different thickness depending upon the strength, insulating properties or thermal inertia required of the layer in question. Nozzles mounted on movable carriages hold different materials. No computer is required to give coordinates. The nozzles move from one end to the other end of a carriage pertaining to a wall, which is located in a specific position. The movement of the nozzles on a frame is restricted by switches and a programmed controller, which stop the movement of a nozzle when it reaches the end of the wall, sending a signal to raise the device a step up and to commence movement in the opposite direction. The program of the programmed controller stays the same because the coordinates are set by the carriages with switches.

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India: To Apply Or Not To Apply for a Patent of Addition?

The scope of improvement is infinite, precisely because perfection is unattainable”.

Often, after filing a patent for an invention, additional modifications and improvement of the invention surface. The improvements or modifications may take place as a result of further experimentation to improve the invention, or as a result of feedback received from the industry.  

In such a scenario, where the invention is already protected by a patent, the improvement or modification over the original patented product or process may be protected by a “Patent of Addition” in India.

“Patent of Addition” falls under Sections 54, 55 and 56 of the Patents Act, 1970. A patent of addition facilitates the addition of new subject matter in the form of modifications and improvements to an existing disclosure of the parent application, while retaining the priority date for claims based on the original disclosure by the patentee.

Filing a new patent application is another option, but the priority date of the new patent will be different from that of the previously filed application (or parent application). The claims of the patent of addition inherit the priority date of the parent application. As a result, claims in the patent of addition can have a priority date that is before the filing of the patent of addition.

However, the applicant must be the same for the parent patent application and the patent of addition. If the improvement or modification involves an additional applicant, a patent of addition may not be pursued.

A patent of addition effectively enables an applicant to make incremental improvements and add embodiments that might not justify their own patent applications without needing to file parallel applications. More specifically, the applicant need not pay a renewal fee for a patent of addition, thereby saving costs.

A patent of addition is a suitable and attractive option for applicants to add additional features onto previously filed patent applications, it may not always be the right tool for the job, it has its own disadvantages.

In contrast to the perception that the patent of addition inherits the priority date of a parent application, certain claims may have their own priority dates. Only the claims fully supported by the disclosure of the parent patent application are entitled to the priority date of the parent patent application.

A term of a patent is 20 years from the date of filing of patent application and the term of patent of addition is limited to its parent application’s term. For example, a patent of addition filed in 2017 that claims priority to a parent application filed in 2013 will expire in 2033, as opposed to 2037 if a new patent application was filed instead of patent of addition application. This reduced patent tenure might result in loss of significant revenue from products or methods that pertains to the new patent claims supported by the patent of addition.

Further, introduction of new claims in the patent of addition may leave the door open for an opponent to assert the invalidity of parent application if the disclosure in the parent application do not justify the additional claims. In situations where support for the new subject matter of the patent of addition is not clearly set out in the parent application, it may be advantageous to file a separate application to utilise the distinctiveness of the new claims, and to obtain the benefit of a full patent term.

Accordingly, a patent applicant must look at all the pros and cons before making a decision to apply for  a patent of addition.

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Top medical disruptors of 2018

As per a famous Indian Proverb :

“Jaan hai to Jahan Hai”. (If) there’s life, then there’s the world.

If there’s anything worth using technology, it’s for keeping ourselves alive and healthy. With the development in technology, healthcare in India is showing a gradual progress. The medical industry has undoubtedly benefited hugely from technological advancements and is the most promising market for businesses across the globe. There are millions of opportunities to create an evolving business by tackling the major medical challenges of the mass population. Numerous startups and companies are looking to HealthTech to offer life-changing products that harness innovation to enhance quality of care. But what are the latest developments in the works, and which companies are fuelling them?

1). Scalp cooling to prevent chemotherapy-related hair loss

Chemotherapy-induced temporary hair loss is one of the most common and distressing side-effects of cancer therapy. The Scalp cooling system has the potential to reduce cellular uptake of chemotherapy agents and decrease the chances of hair follicles experiencing damage from chemotherapy. During the clinical trial, 50.5% of patients were able to preserve their hair using the scalp cooling system. The system was FDA-approved in May 2017 and is starting to become available in hospitals nationwide.

US 9101463

Title: Head cooler

Assignee: Dignitana AB

Publication Date: 11 Aug 2015

Abstract: A head cooler (10) comprises a thermal exchange cap (11) and an outer insulating cover (12) to be arranged on a patient’s head. The cap (11) has a channel system (31, 32) for a cooling fluid forming an inside heat exchange surface to be applied on said head for cooling the head. The thermal exchange cap (11, 60) is adjustable and/or adaptable to compensate for a discrepancy in shape and size between the inside surface of the head cooler (10) and the head. The head cooler (10) may further comprise an eyebrow cooler (140) for cooling the area of the eyebrows. The head cooler (140) is used in medicine. A method for preventing hair loss of a patient is provided by arranging the head cooler (10) on the head of said patient.

2. Centralized medical monitoring system

In a hospital health care monitoring system it is necessary to constantly monitor the patient’s physiological parameters

US 9659149

Title: Medical monitoring system based on sound analysis in a medical environment

Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.

Publication Date: 23 May 2017

Abstract: The invention relates to a medical monitoring system (100) based on sound analysis in a medical environment. A sound level analyzer (SLA, 10) is capable of providing an indicator for perceived levels of sound from a number of sound events, and a data storage modality (DSM, 20) is receiving and storing said indicator for perceived levels of sound and also corresponding information from an associated patient monitoring system (PMS, 60) handling information indicative of a physical and/or mental condition of a patient under influence by sound. A sound event analyzer (SEA, 30) is further being arranged for performing, within a defined time window, an overall sound analysis (ANA, 50) related to physical and/or mental condition of the patient that may be influenced by sound in order to assist or supervise medical personal with respect to the acoustic environment.

3. Enhanced recovery after surgery

Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols are multimodal perioperative care pathways designed to achieve early recovery after surgical procedures by maintaining preoperative organ function and reducing the profound stress response following surgery.

US 9283263

Title: Compositions and methods for enhancing recovery after surgery or an athletic performance

Assignee: Top Doctors Labs (Fairfield, CA, US)

Publication Date: 15 March 2016

Abstract: The invention provides compositions and dosage forms, e.g., in the form of dietary supplements, such as pills, tablets, beverages, or gels, that enhance recovery after surgery or after an athletic performance. An exemplary composition or dosage form comprises about 5000 IU of vitamin A, about 15 mg of vitamin B1, about 34 mg of vitamin B2, about 25 mg of vitamin B3, about 50 mg of vitamin B5, about 20 mg of vitamin B6, about 90 μg of vitamin B12, about 300 mg of vitamin C, about 500 IU of vitamin D, about 60 IU of vitamin E, about 160 μg of vitamin K1, about 5 μg of vitamin K2, about 300 μg of biotin, about 400 μg of folate, about 30 μg of PABA, about 1 mg of boron, about 200 μg of chromium, about 500 μg of copper, about 150 mg of magnesium, about 5 μg of manganese, about 100 μg of molybdenum, about 135 μg of selenium, about 100 μg of vanadium, about 20 mg of zinc, about 150 μg of iodine, about 1.2 mg of pomegranate extract, about 250 mg of bromelain, and about 250 mg of quercetin. Methods for using the compositions and dosage forms for enhancing recovery after surgery or after an athletic performance are also provided herein. The invention also provides kits comprising a composition or dosage form described herein.

4. Targeted breast cancer therapies

Targeted cancer therapies target specific characteristics of cancer cells, or gene mutations that result in tumor development. Targeted therapies as the name specifies specifically target cancer cells and are less likely to harm normal and healthy cells as compared to chemotherapy.

US 9624549

Title: Stable gene targets in breast cancer and use thereof for optimizing therapy

Assignee: Cytognomix Inc. (London, Ontario, CA)

Publication Date: 18 April 2017

Abstract: A method for determining genes in breast cancer that are stable in copy number, expression and sequence in tumors from nearly all patients. Certain stable genes are targets of standard chemotherapy. The effectiveness of therapies that act upon these targets depends on maintaining the stability and integrity of these genes in tumors. Mutations in these targets result in poor response to therapies that target these gene products. In the instant invention, ordinarily stable gene targets are characterized as either normal or mutant for the purpose of determining whether to include or exclude particular drugs as potential treatments.

US 9285370

Title: ADAM22 for use as a prognostic variable, and target for therapy, of a metastatic breast cancer disease

Assignee: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (Dublin, IE)

Publication Date: 15 March 2016

Abstract: A method of diagnosing metastatic potential of a breast cancer in an individual with breast cancer is described. The method comprises a step of assaying a breast cancer tumor sample from the patient for expression of A Disintegrin and Metalloproteinase 22, (ADAM22), wherein expression of ADAM22 correlates with increased potential for metastasis compared with a patient who is ADAM22 negative. The invention also describes an agent for use in the treatment of metastatic breast cancer in a patient, in which the agent is selected from leucine-rich, glioma-inactivated protein 1 (LGI1) protein (SEQ ID NO:1) and an LGI1 peptide mimic capable of mimicking the ADAM22 binding activity of LGI1 by binding to the LGI1 binding domain of ADAM22 (SEQ ID NO: 4) and which is capable of inhibiting migration of endocrine resistant breast cancer cells.

Next-generation vaccine platform

It is expected that the medical industry will be seeing an upgrade to the entire vaccine platform to expedite new vaccines while also creating new ways of delivering vaccines.

US 9327026

Title: Multivalent breast cancer vaccine

Assignee: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation (Cleveland, OH, US)

Publication Date: 3 May 2016

Abstract: Compositions and methods for immunization against human breast cancer are disclosed. In one embodiment the multivalent antigenic composition is provided comprising immunogenic polypeptides selected from the group consisting of human α-lactalbumin, αS1 casein, β-casein and κ-casein.

US 9328149

Title: Mutated and bacteriophage T4 nanoparticle arrayed F1-V immunogens from Yersinia pestis as next generation plague vaccines

Assignee: The Catholic University of America (Washington, DC, US)

Publication Date: 3 May 2016

Abstract: Techniques from two basic approaches, structure-based immunogen design and phage T4 nanoparticle delivery, are developed to construct new plague vaccines. The NH2-terminal β-strand of F1 of Yersinia pestis is transplanted to the COOH-terminus of F1 of Yersinia pestis and the NH2-terminus sequence flanking the β-strand of F1 of Yersinia pestis is duplicated to eliminate polymerization but to retain the T cell epitopes. The mutated F1 is fused to the V antigen of Yersinia pestis to thereby form a fusion protein F1mut-V mutant, which produces a completely soluble monomer. The fusion protein F1 mut-V is then arrayed on phage T4 nanoparticles via a small outer capsid protein, Soc, from a T4 phage or a T4-related phage. Both the soluble and T4 decorated F1mut-V provided approximately 100% protection to mice and rats against pneumonic plague evoked by high doses of Yersinia pestis CO92.

6. The emergence of distance health

Physicians are working toward a goal of being able to provide healthcare from the comfort of a patient’s home. This means bringing monitoring devices into the homes and the ability to have a physician tell a patient the type of treatment they need to go through for certain conditions without having to go into the doctor’s office.

US 9208287

Title: System and method for remote tele-health services

Assignee: VIDEOKALL, INC. (Potomac, MD, US)

Publication Date: 8 Dec 2015

Abstract: A tele-health services cabin includes a plurality of vital signs monitoring devices, a cabin management unit, and videoconferencing hardware via which a remote practitioner in a remote medical call center videoconferences with a patient in the cabin to diagnose symptoms of the patient. The cabin management unit includes a processor that controls the cabin, a data input at which patient data is provided from the vital signs monitoring devices, and a transmitter connectable to a communication link for bi-directional communication between the cabin management unit and the medical call center, where the transmitter transmits the patient data to the medical call center. The tele-health services cabin may include a patient chair including a motorized seat back and at least one sensor encapsulated in the seat back. The tele-health services cabin may include a hands-free medical device station. The tele-health services cabin may include an automatic cleaning system.

7. The LDL cholesterol lowering drugs

LDL cholesterol lowering drugs are expected to be disruptors in the next year. The new drugs are expected to lower cholesterol to unprecedented levels.

US 8951514

Title: Statin and omega 3 fatty acids for reduction of apolipoprotein-B levels

Assignee: Pivotal Therapeutics Inc. (Woodbridge, Ontario, CA)

Publication Date: 10 Feb 2015

Abstract: A composition and a method of treatment utilizing a combination of statins (or HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors), a class of drug used to lower cholesterol levels by inhibiting the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase, with mixtures of an omega-3 fatty acid formulation containing about 90% or more omega 3 fatty acids by weight including a combination of Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), Docosapentaenoic acid (DPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in a weight ratio of EPA:DHA of from 5.7 to 6.3, wherein the sum of the EPA, DHA and DPA represent about 82% by weight of the total formulation and about 92% of the total omega 3 fatty acid content of the composition are taught.

US 9688630

Title: 3,3′-disubstituted indolines as inhibitors of cholesterol ester transfer protein

Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (Rahway, NJ, US)

Publication Date: 27 June 2017

Abstract: 3,3′-Disubstituted indoline compounds, including pharmaceutically acceptable salts of the compounds, are CETP inhibitors and are useful for raising HDL-cholesterol, reducing LDL-cholesterol, and for treating or preventing atherosclerosis.

8. Hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery system

In 2016, the FDA approved the first hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery system. The system is designed to help manage Type 1 diabetes. It is a fully automated insulin delivery system that connects a continuous glucose monitor with an insulin pump, eliminating the need for people with diabetes having to test and manage their insulin levels themselves.

US 9795737

Title: Method and system for closed-loop control of an artificial pancreas

Assignee: Animas Corporation (West Chester, PA, US)

Publication Date: 24 Oct 2017

Abstract: Methods and systems for controlling an insulin pump in response to glucose measurements are responsive to a base insulin delivery profile and a temporary insulin delivery profile. These can be used, e.g., to control blood glucose level of a subject using a continuous glucose monitor and an insulin infusion pump. During a selected time range, an insulin amount for the pump to supply is determined using the temporary insulin delivery profile. Outside that time range, the insulin amount is determined using the base insulin delivery profile. The temporary insulin delivery profile can specify an exact amount to be supplied (a “hard” profile), a nominal amount to be supplied if doing so does not drive glucose out of a desired zone (“soft”), or a soft profile with a minimum amount of insulin to be delivered (“semi-soft”).

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Sustainable innovations and their impact on economic growth of the country

Sustainable innovations and their impact on economic growth of the country

Technology and innovation policy is linked to the three verticals of sustainable development namely economic growth, social integrity and environmental conservation.

Sustainability requires innovations with a reduced impact on the environment. In the face of current situation, world’s three biggest challenges are: water supply, energy supply, and global warming.

But even the most advanced brands haven’t begun to approach solutions to the issue. Most companies are spending their resources working on reuse and minimizing the resources that go into producing goods. But that can only take us part of the way to sustainability.

The major issue is that most companies are coming up with more and more products for the consumers without mechanisms for re-usage. The problem is getting worse with ever-shortening product life cycles.

Why is it that even the remarkably innovative, entrepreneurial, and intensely competitive companies can’t find ways to deal with these global challenges?

Finding sustainable solutions isn’t about discovering new, indelibly disruptive ideas because the more green solutions we have, the less effective and efficient processes become.

There are three major changes brands must put into place to find a solution to this problem.

Standardize– There will be no sustainable business without standardization.  Companies in all industries need to agree to certain manner of production that allow for recycling. To win the battle of sustainability, companies will have to give up individuality for standards. For example. In many countries, glass bottles used in beer and wine industries are reused over and over again. This is possible only because the big brands have agreed to stick to a certain size and type of bottle.

Design products well- The time it takes to get most products to market has been significantly reduced over the last decades. But to become sustainable, companies need to take their time and extend their product’s life cycle. Well-designed products simply last longer.

Redefine Consumption- Last but most important, companies must rethink the very idea of what they want consumers to consume and how they create value. The way towards sustainability is to add extra value to the everything from interior design, product innovation, marketing, and services already existing. The companies should learn that they can minimize the consumption of goods but increase total consumption at the same time.

All this poses a significant challenge to the current mindset of the managers of most companies. They have to learn that the next innovation frontier is about breaking away from resource dependence, decoupling growth and consumption, and prolonging product life cycles .

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