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  • Patents Inventions around the seven seas Sander De Vrieze Octrooicel Centexbel
  • The sea has always been a source of human fantasies and innovations
  • Patents – around the seven seas Patents Safety at sea Fishing and aquaculture Protection of the coasts Ship building How about your developments?
  • Patents – around the seven seas Patents Safety at sea Fishing and aquaculture Protection of the coasts Ship building How about your developments?
  • Safety at sea
  • Reversible life raft system US8382541 Winslow Marine (US) Specific construction Only one side can open
  • Insulating safety device for waterproof work clothes EP2433512 Save Dummy (ES) Expands the surviving time of a worker who fell in the water Seals all possible openings in the clothing with a salt reaction
  • Patents – around the seven seas Patents Safety at sea Fishing and aquaculture Protection of the coasts Ship building How about your developments?
  • It is possible to cultivate fish on the open sea
  • Aquaculture-net with anisotropic bottom mesh WO2013053603 - Bekaert nv - Ichalam SA (Chili) Typical size of fish cultivator: 30x30x15 or 50X15 m Bottom mesh can weigh >1000 kg Problem that arises: the bottom mesh sags
  • Aquaculture-net with anisotropic bottom mesh Solution for the sagging – problem: Increase the dimensional stability by using a ‘woven’ mesh of metal wires and make the bottom anisotropic
  • A second application of Bekaert solves the problem for the sides of the cultivator WO2013053605 - Bekaert nv - Ichalam SA (Chili) Combining the advantages of horizontal and vertical elements in the sides -> less volume problems and fractures
  • Algae – biomass of the future Cultivatable at sea 1 kilo algae: 0.4 € as oil 300 € as spec. nutrient On land: + controlable - high investments At sea: big surfaces First trials are done with coated textiles – algae bags
  • Algae cultuvation in watercontainers in the open sea EP2129213 Floating container, made with textile elements Feed lines and harvesting lines are foreseen
  • Support medium for the growth of macroalgae in the open sea EP2375884 Seaweed Energy Solutions Floating support structure Open structure to have a flow of water feeding the algae
  • Patents – around the seven seas Patents Safety at sea Fishing and aquaculture Protection of the coasts Ship building How about your developments?
  • The Dutch flood defense: “unbreachable” dikes for 2015 3500 kilometers of flood defense 200 kilometers are in need of repairs No conventional topping of the dikes, but broaden the dikes 700 million euro/year
  • Geotextiles for terraforming and coastal protection
  • Coastal protection exists already for years, eg chain of sand bags US3696623 (1972) Farbwerke Höchst Mat with internal combination of sand bags and normal fabric Coastal protection
  • Patents – around the seven seas Patents Safety at sea Fishing and aquaculture Protection of the coasts Ship building How about your developments?
  • Textiles sail the seven seas already for many years
  • The sustainable shipping award 2011 show the need for textiles in the future
  • Instead of windsails now, the sun can also be the driving force Solarsailor in Australia ‘Wings’ of solar panels On commercial ships or private ships Patent on ‘unmanned’ ships
  • Ship building of the future can go to all (wind) directions Now: on concrete platforms Hywind: floating windmills Deep sea possible Other materials necessary in the future
  • Patents – around the seven seas Patents Safety at sea Fishing and aquaculture Protection of the coasts Ship building How about your developments?
  • In Belgium, tax is deduced with 80% of the income of patented products Don’t forget to take a (Belgian) patent on your innovative developments! Around 100 companies use this specific law now Average tax deduction: 100.000 €
  • Patents – around the seven seas Patents Safety at sea Fishing and aquaculture Protection of the coasts Ship building How about your developments?
  • Sea – source of inspiration! Contact: svr@centexbel.be