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PRIZE LIST OF 2004

GRAND PRIX OF THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF INVENTIONS OF GENEVA


presented by Mr. Jean-Luc VINCENT, president-founder of the Exhibition, to
- FLEXSTONE GmbH, from Germany, for their process for producing flexible, structured sandstone slabs.

THE OSCAR OF INVENTIONS 2004
awarded on the basis of a popular vote by visitors to the Exhibition, and given by Mr. Jean-Pierre SIGRIST, director of the Exhibition, to
- Mr. Francesco AMBRICO, from France, for his system for projecting light objects during celebrations.

PRIZES OF THE WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION (WIPO)
given by Mr. Vladimir YOSSIFOV, director of the division for infrastructure services and innovation promotion of WIPO,
to an inventor from a developing country,
- M. Gaoussou TRAORE, from Mali, for his construction method with blocks of concrete shuttering for adobe,
and to a woman inventor,
- Mrs. Maryam SABOONI ASRE HAZER, from Iran, for her SATEX, a natural, fire resistant 100% cotton fabric.

PRIZE OF THE STATE OF GENEVA
given by Mr. Jean-Nicolas THALMANN, to
- MM. Craig THORLEY and Joe KAAL, from Australia, for their UNITRACT syringe, which stops all dangerous injection practices with one fully automatic process.

PRIZE OF THE CITY OF GENEVA
presented by Mrs. Donatella BENJAMIN, to the company
- PRO-TENT ZELTSYSTEME AG, from Switzerland, for their folding, modular, architectural tent system for exhibition stands, sales promotion and special events.

INTERNATIONAL PRESS PRIZE
given by Mr. Gérard SERMIER, press officer of the Exhibition, to
- Mr. Pierfrancesco GHISLERI, from Italie, for GECODE, code memorizer and generator of passwords.

PRIZE OF THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF INVENTORS' ASSOCIATIONS (IFIA)
given by Mr. Farag MOUSSA, president, to
- Mr. Philippe LANDA, from France, for his BurEcran: a desk and a computer with a screen embedded in the table top.

PRIZE OF THE MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF RUSSIA
presented by Mr. Vladislav V. FADEEV, official delegate of the Exhibition for Russia, to
- Mr. Stefan MANEA, from Romania, for his phytotherapy complexes with ecologically cultivated plants.

PRIZE OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY (INPI) - FRANCE
presented by
- Mr. Olivier REDON, from France, for his dynamic sheath for presenting CD or DVD optical disks.

PRIZE OF THE MINISTRY OF RESCUE SERVICES OF RUSSIA
awarded by Mr. Mikhail I. FALEEV, deputy Minister, to the company
- MONTEROSA S.P.S., from Italy, for their blasting charge conveyable by helicopter, for programmed detachment of avalanches.

PRIZE OF THE FRENCH AGENCY FOR INNOVATION (ANVAR)
given by Mr. Gérard MORICE, official delegate of the Exhibition for France, to
- Mr. Gérard DUMOUTIER, from France, for BodyUp, a T-shirt equipped with electronic sensors which monitor unsuitable movements that could damage your spine.

PRIZE OF THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND RESEARCH OF ROMANIA
given by Mr. Constantin RANEA, Director general of Institutional Development, to
- Mr. Hans-Peter STEFFEN, from Switzerland, for his air jet sprayer for the phytosanitary treatment of plants and crops.

PRIZES OF FRANCE TECHNOPOLIS COMPANIES INNOVATION
given by Mr. Jacques ROURA, associate director, to
- Mr. Jean-Jacques JUBIN, from France, for his geometry for rigid shell systems
and to,
- Mr. Gérard DUMOUTIER, from France, for BodyUp, a T-shirt equipped with electronic sensors which monitor unsuitable movements that could damage your spine.

PRIZES OF THE STATE AGENCY FOR PROTECTION OF INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY (AGEPI) OF MOLDOVA,
given by Prof. Aurelian GULEA, official delegate of the Exhibition for Moldova, to the company
- INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, from Poland, for their hydrolised proteins used as nutritive pharmaceutical agents in treatment of multiple sclerosis.

PRIZE OF THE FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE OF THE CITY OF GENEVA - SIS LABEL
awarded by Lieutenant Colonel Raymond WICKY, to
- Mr. KOPYLOV, from Russia, for his gas compound for extinguishing fires.

PRIZE OF THE NATIONAL COMPANY OF COUNSELLORS IN INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY (CNCPI) - FRANCE
awarded by Mr. Roland NITHARDT, to the company
- CATLUD S.A.S., from France, for ERGOMIA, a universal ergonomic card.

PRIZE OF THE SPANISH OFFICE OF PATENTS AND TRADEMARKS
given by Mrs. Ana MORENO, chief of external relations, to
- Mr. Gerardo GARCES MARTIN, from Spain, for his passengers' portable headrest for use in any kind of transport.

PRIZE OF THE GENEVA TOURISM OFFICE
presented by Mrs. Tamara DACUرA, secretary Public Relations, to
- Mr. Mike CATLING, from Great-Britain, for his intelligent golf trolley which follows you wherever you go.

PRIZE OF THE SWISS AUTOMOBILE CLUB, (ACS)
awarded by Mr. Francis Aymon LACHENAL, member of the Committee, to
- Mr. Jean-Claude DECOTTIGNIES, from Belgium, for ANTICO, an automobile safety appliance which informs the car behind that it is entering a danger zone as far as distance is concerned.

PRIZE OF THE OFFICE FOR THE PROMOTION OF INDUSTRIES AND TECHNOLOGIES OF GENEVA- OPI
awarded by Mr. Jean-Nicolas THALMANN, director, to the company
- ANAPOL GERؤTETECHNIK AG, from Switzerland, for their electromechanical linear actuator.

PRIZE FOR A COMPUTER SCIENCE SOLUTION awarded by Swiss Re
given by Mr. Frank CUYPERS, chief of the intellectual property division, to the company
- SPEEDSCRIPT Ltd, from Switzerland, for their efficient writing system for touchscreens.

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN PRIZE
given by Professor Claude DUPRAZ, to
- Mr. Josef GRASMANN, from Austria, for his system for price tags with the possibility of rewriting over them.

PRIZE OF THE STATE AGENCY FOR INVENTIONS AND TRADEMARKS OF ROMANIA - OSIM
given by Mrs. Elena KLEININGER, Head of the Division for Policy Making, to
- Mr. Karim-Frédéric MARTI, from Switzerland, for his DOLOBLOC, a medical device allowing reduction of pain during an injection, the risk of accidental stains and aggressiveness at the sight of an needle,
and to
- Mr. David SOURLIER, from Switzerland, for his black box allowing a scaled 3D animated reconstruction of a critical traffic event.

THE GARCIA CABRERIZO PRIZE - SPAIN
given by Mr. Pedro GARCIA CABRERIZO Y DEL SANTO, lawyer, to the company
- PURGADORES DE CONDENSADO, from Spain, for their monitoring process for gas and steam leakage and oilspills or polluting liquids.

SOLAR PRIZE
awarded to the best invention in the area of solar energy or renewable energies given by Mr. Yves ROULET, president of the Swiss Association for the professionals of the solar industry, to
- Mr. Alois SCHWARZ, from Austria, for his energy black box using solar energy in heating, cooling and air conditioning.

THE YOUNG BUSINESS MANAGERS' ASSOCIATION PRIZE - GJD
given by Mr. Frédéric WIGGER, member of the Committee, to the company
- INFINITY INTERNATIONAL, from Taiwan, for their one touch tap for avoiding contamination. Resistant to bacteria.

PRIZE OF THE ITALIAN DELEGATION OF THE EXHIBITION
given by Mr. Stefano LORENZONI, official delegate of the Exhibition for Italy, to the company
- MURA Srl, from Italy, for GIUDITTA, a multifunctional window.

PRIZE OF THE ROMANIAN DELEGATION OF THE EXHIBITION
given by Mr. Radu IORDACHEL, official delegate of the Exhibition for Romania, to
- MM. SHAKHRAMANIAN Nikolay & KHIDASHELI David, from Russia, for their navigation information system which helps people to find objects in the field.

PRIZE OF THE ITALIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOR SWITZERLAND
given by Mrs. Dilma von HALLER, director, to the company
- MAXPLA, from Italy, for their painting roller with automatic supply.

PRIZE OF THE INCUBATOR OF INVENTIONS OF RUSSIA
given by Mr. Vladislav V. FADEEV, official delegate of the Exhibition for Russia, to the company
- XTREME TECHNOLOGY, from Taiwan, for their improved structure for lithium batteries.

PRIZES OF TAIWAN
given by Mr. CHEN Tsung-Tai, official delegate of the Exhibition for Taiwan:
Prize of the Mayor of Taipei to:
- Mr. CHOI Young-Talk, from Korea, for his technology for stocking energy in under-floor heating systems,
Prize of the Governor to:
- Mr. Laszlo PAPP, from Hungary, for his rocking chair with variable seat and back,
Prize of the Association to:
- Mr. Alexander KOZLOV, from Russia, for his thermoluminescent dosimeter for individual control of personnel working in nuclear power stations.

PRIZE OF THE GERMAN ASSOCIATION OF INVENTORS
given by Mr. Georges HERRMANN, to
- Mr. Vladimir TARNOPOLSKY, from Russia, for his process for mass diagnosis of infectious illnesses in people living in difficult to reach regions.

PRIZE OF THE KOREA INVENTION PROMOTION ASSOCIATION - (KIPA),
given by Mr. MIN Kyung-Tak, official delegate of the Exhibition for the Republic of Korea, to the company
- EIGHT TORTOISE BIO-CHIP, from Taiwan, for their essence of mulberry used to eliminate discomfort caused by bad circulation of blood and bad breathing.

PRIZE OF THE MALAYSIAN INVENTION AND DESIGN SOCIETY (MINDS)
given by Dr. CHOO Yuen May, to the
- INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD BIOTECHNOLOGY, from Poland, for their bio-preparation for food and the foodstuff industry.

PRIZE OF THE PORTUGUESE ASSOCIATION OF CREATIVITY
given by Mr. Camilo RODRIGUES, president, to
- Mr. Patrick MUSSOT, from Switzerland, for his fishing bait.

PRIZE OF THE POLISH INVENTORS AND RATIONALIZERS ASSOCIATION
given by Mr. Jerzy POLACZEK, general secretary, to
- Prof. Aurelian GULEA, from Moldova, for his nanotechnologies for obtaining ceramic oxide systems.

PRIZE OF THE HUNGARIAN INVENTORS' ASSOCIATION
given by Mr. Andras VEDRES, official delegate of the Exhibition for Hungary, to
- Mr. WANG Hsin-Ken, from Taiwan, for his machine for fast filtering of dirty sea water.
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