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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
In pursuing its mission to provide scientific and technical support to policy-makers, the JRC generates inventions and technologies, most of them protected by patents. Selected patents and technologies available for licensing are listed here below. The patents and technologies are categorised by name and JRC reference number but can be also filtered by IPR status, science area, keyword and JRC institute.
The two inventions relate to immunotherapy, the treatment of cancers with radio labelled antibodies. This technique utilises radionuclides in association with antibodies or peptides specific to antigens expressed on tumorous cells. To bind a radionuclide to a vector, it is necessary to use bifunctional agents with two specific binding sites. Consequently, the inventions describe three bifunctional chelating agents for metals and especially for actinides and lanthanides, and even more specifically for 225Ac. Three bifunctional vectors — macrocycle ligands of the type polyaza polycarboxilic or polyphosphonic — their method of synthesis, and their uses are disclosed in the inventions.
This invention relates to the fragmentation of coated nuclear fuel particles and fuel elements comprising coated fuel particles embedded in a ceramic matrix material such as graphite.
The present invention generally relates to methods and devices to protect taut cables from large vibrations, which might be caused by wind, rain, traffic, earthquakes or passage of people. In contrary of all existing devices which treat the consequences of one type of resonance, this method works on the causes, by capping any resonance growth. This effect is obtained by the insertion of a very simple and cheap device, attached perpendicularly to the cable and call state switching inducer.
The present invention relates to the technical field of natural language processing and in particular to the extraction of linguistic patterns expressing different types of relationship from natural language documents including news articles.
The present invention relates to satellite radio-navigation signals, and more particularly to a method and receiver for processing Offset Carrier Modulated (OCM) ranging signals. Through the use of systems such as GPS, satellite navigation has become a critical element of society and economy. Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) involve the transmission of radio-navigation signals to (typically, but not exclusively, ground-based) receivers where they are processed and used for ranging purposes, or to calculate a position, velocity, time (PVT) solution.
Nowadays commercial SPR biosensors are bench-top like (non-portable). Those instruments are in majority based on the traditional prism-coupled SPR configuration, which is robust and sensitive but it is not open to miniaturization and integration.
Moreover during the last years new systems have been developed enabling the simultaneous detection of different biochemical species (multiparameter detectors). Those systems are based on microscopic techniques and are also referred as SPR imaging systems. SPR imaging systems enables the high-throughput analysis of biochemical events, reducing the average cost-per-assay. The fabrication of pocket-sized SPR imaging sensors for specific targets is limited by the optical setup. The acquisition of multiple biospecific recognition at the same time involves an optical setup in which the optical lengths make the instrument too big and heavy (50*50*50 cm3 and about 50 Kg of weight). Generally it is possible to have a pocket-size monoparametric SPR based system or a bench-size multi-parametric SPR based system, but it is difficult to combine those two characteristics on the same instrument.
The present invention generally relates to the field of radar imaging, more particularly to a radar transducer array for an imaging radar system. Radar transducer arrays with a plurality of transmission and reception antenna elements are well known in radar imaging.
An apparatus for carrying out high cycle fatigue tests of a specimen under high pressure, including: a pressure vessel; a load train including a first horn and a second horn between which a specimen is to be arranged, wherein the load train is arranged within an internal chamber of the pressure vessel; and a converter configured to apply ultrasonic waves into the load train by exciting the first horn to apply a dynamic stress to the specimen. A base part of the second horn is movably seated in the pressure vessel such that two separated chambers are formed within the pressure vessel with the first chamber for the specimen, wherein both chambers can be fed with gas and charged with different gas pressures in order to apply a static stress to the specimen.
The present invention relates to the field of sample preparation and analysis by purification of liquid samples by Solid Phase Extraction (SPE). In the field of sample analysis, a clean-up step in the analytical procedure is required for the analysis of chemical compounds (analytes), especially detection of compounds at trace level.
The present invention relates to chaotic spreading codes, in particular a method for generating a set of chaotic spreading codes having autocorrelation and cross-correlation properties suitable for satellite navigation systems and CDMA communication systems.