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Zaščita oči (Slovene)

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
7.00.00  Interdisciplinary research     

Code Science Field
1.03  Natural Sciences  Physical sciences 
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Researchers (10)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  33922  Amer Beharić  Metabolic and hormonal disorders  Researcher  2011 - 2012  47 
2.  20198  Mojca Hudovernik  Metabolic and hormonal disorders  Researcher  2009 - 2010  39 
3.  03426  MSc Bojan Marin  Physics  Researcher  2009 - 2012  93 
4.  20129  PhD Dušica Pahor  Metabolic and hormonal disorders  Researcher  2009 - 2012  777 
5.  01120  PhD Janez Pirš  Physics  Head  2009 - 2012  238 
6.  08737  Silvija Pirš    Technical associate  2009 - 2012  80 
7.  00400  PhD Dušan Ponikvar  Physics  Researcher  2011 - 2012  127 
8.  27746  Simon Trpin  Neurobiology  Researcher  2009 - 2010  40 
9.  22137  Bernarda Urankar  Educational studies  Researcher  2010 - 2012  26 
10.  33049  Levin Vrhovec  Neurobiology  Researcher  2011 - 2012  58 
Organisations (2)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0106  Jožef Stefan Institute  Ljubljana  5051606000  89,961 
2.  0334  University Medical Centre Maribor  Maribor  5054150000  22,561 
Significance for science
Based on the research results during the Project implementation, an EU and USA patent was granted to Jožef Stefan Institute (EP 1883854 and US 8,026,998) for the new operational concept of LCD light shutters that allows for significantly improved homogeneity of the light attenuation. The latter is particularly important for the active eye-protective welding filters. The most recent upgrade of this light shutter concept has been published as a US patent application (2012) - US 2012/0002121.
Significance for the country
The “spin-off” company of Jožef Stefan Institute, Balder, has successfully introduced the Intellectual property of Jožef Stefan Institute in the field of LCD light shutters (patents EP 1883854 and US 8,026,998 + US patent application US 2012/0002121) in its regular production of the automatic eye-protective welding filters (attachment 2). Therefore Balder is for the last couple years the only producer of these products in the World that exhibit the highest optical quality (CE and DIN Plus 1/1/1/1) according to the International Safety Standard EN 379 (attachment 3). New findings based on the Clinical Research of the effects of strong light and intense light pulses on human eyes have contributed to better understanding and therefore also to increased safety, performance and overall comfort of the welders. Furthermore, the excellent performance of Balder’s LCD welding filters was finally the main reason for the invitation of the International Standard Organization (ISO) to Balder and IJS to actively participate in ISO expert group preparing new ISO Standard: “Occupational Eye and Face Protection”. Based on the superior performance and comparative advantage of Balder’s automatic welding filters a multinational corporation Kimberly Clark decided to buy the Company Balder. Being integrated in the Kimberly Clark System, Balder keeps its trade name and continues its production in Slovenia. Furthermore, the American part of production of the welding filters going to be transferred to Balder (June 2013) – opening new jobs in Slovenia.
Most important scientific results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, final report, complete report on dLib.si
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2009, 2010, final report, complete report on dLib.si
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