IP protection



Please provide a short description of the state-of-the-art and/or current trends in the field? How does the result fit into it?
Analysis of environmental noise is an important field of environmental protection and acoustics. Real-time monitoring of environmental noise is an available technology and a practice in environmental acoustics, just as the modeling of noise prediction and mapping of noise immission in an area. The European Union has started a program named Environmental Noise Directive in 2002, to produce noise maps in all major cities and around major road, railway, airport and industrial noise sources.



What is the problem/need/knowledge gap that the research result is responding to?  How was it addressed before?
This research aims to combine the benefits of real-time noise monitoring and noise mapping in order to produce real-time noise maps, which is a new informative and illustrative way of environmental noise analysis. The solution of this problem necessitated the research of source-selective noise monitoring and the periodic refreshment of noise map using monitoring data.



What is the potential for further research?
Both technical problems open a very wide area of research and development, which will give much opportunity of further work, after the first systems are operating. The source-selective noise monitoring has to be applied for several situations that creates new challenges each time. The software development for procession and human interface will also require continuous development.




What is the proposed method of IPR-protection? (patent, license, trademark etc.)
Hungarian patent application and PCT application.



What are the steps that need to be taken in order to secure the IPR-protection? What is the cost of IPR-protection?
The innovation is ready to be IPR-protected.

The proposed costs of the first level of IPR-protection:

- Patent application, Hungary: 500 000 HUF

- PCT I and II. phases: 2 300 000 HUF

The national and USA procedures are depending on the market demand.



What is you overall assessment of the scientific maturity of the research result?
The innovation has unique findings and practical benefits.

It is ready to be IPR-protected.







Please put X as appropriate. 1 2 3 4 5
Scientific maturity       X  
Synergies     X    
State-of-the-art/innovation       X  
IPR-potential       X  


Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Post a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Request a proposal

Valorisation Plan Authors

Related Documents

There in no related documents

Visit the other applications of the INTERVALUE Platform: R&D Repository | IP Agreements

© 2009-2010 INTERVALUE Project