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  • OyBike: Bicycle Rental System InventorBernie Hanning Product DescriptionThe Oybike System comprises four components: a mobile phone for user communication, a homeport locking rental station, a bicycle with locking cable permanently attached, and ...
    Posted 11 Mar 2010, 11:02 by John Halliday
  • GroundHog: Coffee System for Cafetière Coffee InventorDavid Hornsby Product DescriptionGroundhog is a moulded plastic insert with a perforated base that fits inside the bottom of a cafetière. The insert, which holds the coffee grains ...
    Posted 11 Mar 2010, 11:01 by John Halliday
  • MC-KIT: Low-cost Automation for Machine Tools InventorSebastian Jenkins and Lily Cummings Product DescriptionA kit consisting of a microelectronic control system, electronic circuits for driving powerful DC electric motors, and a user control panel and ...
    Posted 11 Mar 2010, 10:59 by John Halliday
  • MidiSticks: Turning your surroundings into a Drumkit InventorAndrew Cordani Product DescriptionMidisticks represent a completely new take on the Electronic Percussion Instrument. They are capable of rapidly identifying several materials (e.g. wood, card, ceramic, rubber ...
    Posted 11 Mar 2010, 10:57 by John Halliday
  • QuitMate: personal quit-smoking computer InventorAndy Griffin Product Description The Quitmate® Quit Smoking Computer is your partner, working with you to encourage and motivate you to give up smoking. By simply recording every cigarette ...
    Posted 11 Mar 2010, 10:53 by John Halliday
  • Geodome InventorDavid Aviram Product DescriptionA frameless construction system of stressed skin panels. Suitable for a multitude of building applications where a structural joint is made by means of a ...
    Posted 5 Feb 2010, 10:53 by John Halliday
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OyBike: Bicycle Rental System

posted 11 Mar 2010, 11:01 by John Halliday

Inventor
Bernie Hanning

Product Description
The Oybike System comprises four components: a mobile phone for user communication, a homeport locking rental station, a bicycle with locking cable permanently attached, and an automated call centre with integrated computer system. Release codes are obtained via SMS and details are keyed into the homeport to release the bike. When the bike is returned the locking cable is engaged in the unit which provides a termination of hire code and finalises the billing process.

Markets/Application
An initial network of rental stations have been established in Hammersmith and Fulham. In recent months Oybike have extended the system to more London Boroughs and received expressions of interest for installation in major European cities including Paris, Lyon and Manchester.

Stage Reached
First contract awarded.

IP Protection
Patent granted.

Objectives
Seeking partners for commercialisation.

Contact Details
www.oybike.com  
info@OYbike.com  

GroundHog: Coffee System for Cafetière Coffee

posted 11 Mar 2010, 10:59 by John Halliday

Inventor
David Hornsby

Product Description
Groundhog is a moulded plastic insert with a perforated base that fits inside the bottom of a cafetière. The insert, which holds the coffee grains, is placed inside the cafetière and hot water is added in the usual way. As the cafetière plunger is pressed down, the coffee grains are pushed back into the Groundhog. When fully depressed the plunger grips the inside edge of the Groundhog, which is then easily removed with the filter after use, containing all the waste grains.

Markets/Application
Groundhog fits all current standard sized cafetières, and can be used for all kinds of infused drinks. It avoids any mess and is environmentally friendly.
It may be sold pre-packed and sealed with ready-to-make beverage portions.

Stage Reached
Product available

IP Protection
Patents granted

Objectives
Seeking distributors & licensees

Contact Details
www.groundhog.uk.com
djh@groundhog.uk.com

MC-KIT: Low-cost Automation for Machine Tools

posted 11 Mar 2010, 10:57 by John Halliday

Inventor
Sebastian Jenkins and Lily Cummings

Product Description
A kit consisting of a microelectronic control system, electronic circuits for driving powerful DC electric motors, and a user control panel and software system.
The kit allows the conversion of a wide range of manual industrial machines,   including traditional machine tools such as lathes and milling machines, to numerical control operation. Linking one or more kits to an external “host” computer system is an option.
Most parts of the kit are standardised for easy assembly, with just simple mounting adapters differing to suit various types of machine.

Markets/Application
This system will place modern technology and improved productivity within the reach of budget-limited small businesses and technical education schemes.

Stage Reached
Experimental proof of principle, prototype under construction.

IP Protection
Copyright on software.

Objectives
Seeking partners for commercialisation

Contact Details
www.mc-kit.co.uk
project@mc-kit.co.uk

MidiSticks: Turning your surroundings into a Drumkit

posted 11 Mar 2010, 10:53 by John Halliday   [ updated 11 Mar 2010, 10:57 ]

Inventor
Andrew Cordani

Product Description
Midisticks represent a completely new take on the Electronic Percussion Instrument. They are capable of rapidly identifying several materials (e.g. wood, card, ceramic, rubber, note-pad, etc.), and generating an assignable sound or effect (MIDI message) dependant on the type of material and the force in which is is struck. For example, tapping Midisticks on a mouse mat could generate a snare drum sound, tapping a pad of paper plays a tom-tom sound, a coaster a cymbal sound.

Markets/Application
Drummers for both practice & rehearsal (the prototypes have been used in live performances), home studio, and education, as well as a ‘Stress Buster’ gadget. The patent covers similar technology that may have further applications (e.g. games market, material analysis).

Stage Reached
In development (demonstrations available).

IP Protection
Patent granted.

Objectives
Seeking partners for commercialisation.

Contact Details
www.midisticks.com  
info@midisticks.com  

QuitMate: personal quit-smoking computer

posted 11 Mar 2010, 10:45 by John Halliday

Inventor
Andy Griffin

Product Description

The Quitmate® Quit Smoking Computer is your partner, working with you to encourage and motivate you to give up smoking.

By simply recording every cigarette you smoke, the Quitmate® will calculate a personalised program to help you reduce smoking levels and give up smoking for good. After every cigarette smoked the Quitmate® will set you a time based goal to wait until you smoke your next cigarette. Smoking levels are automatically reported in a variety of formats helping the smoker better understand their habit and motivate further reduction.

Markets/Application
Exceeding targets by 5 minutes, for 10 consecutive days will cause a 20-a-day smoker to reduce to 9-a-day!

Stage Reached
Prototype devices and software developed.

IP Protection
Patent applied for and trademarks registered.

ObjectivesTo increase public awareness of the product and seek partners for commercialisation.

Contact Details
www.quitmate.co.uk  
andy@quitmate.co.uk  

Geodome

posted 5 Feb 2010, 10:51 by John Halliday

Inventor
David Aviram

Product Description
A frameless construction system of stressed skin panels. Suitable for a multitude of building applications where a structural joint is made by means of a new interlocking jointing device, which forms part of the panel frame and which latches with an adjacent panel frame when the panels are assembled.
The technology eliminates the need for a separate skeletal structural frame by having the parts of the frame embedded within the panels. Upon panel assembly, a structural member is made between adjoining panel edges.

Markets/Application
The system is lightweight, comes flat packed and can be rapidly assembled and demounted.
The panels can be reused for different applications by re-assembly into new structural forms, thereby adding versatility of design and use.

Stage Reached
Prototype.

IP Protection
Patents pending.

Objectives
Seeking partners for commercialisation.

Contact Details
www.geodome.co.uk  
davidaviram@geodome.co.uk  

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