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Cationic peptidopolysaccharides with excellent broad- spectrum antimicrobial activities and high selectivity

The disclosure provides cationic peptidopolysaccharides of formula i: which has a bacterial peptidoglycan-mimetic structure, and shows outstanding broad spectrum activities against clinically significant bacteria and fungi. The structural affinity of these compounds with microbial cell wall constituents promotes its passage to the cytoplasmic membrane resulting in excellent antimicrobial activity and record high selectivity. ... Nanyang Technological University

Angiopoietin-like 4 and a method of its use in wound healing

A method and a pharmaceutical composition for increasing wound healing in an individual in need thereof, the method comprising administering an angiopoietin like 4 (angptl4) polypeptide or a therapeutically active fragment thereof.. . ... Nanyang Technological University

Broad-spectrum anti-infective peptides

Provided herein are anti-infective peptides and uses thereof. Such anti-infective peptides are useful against bacteria and viruses. ... Nanyang Technological University

Leukocyte and microparticles fractionation using microfluidics

This invention relates to a method for separating blood cells comprising the steps of: (a) lysing red blood cells of a blood sample and diluting said sample; (b) providing a microfluidic device comprising a spiral-shaped flow channel having at least a first end and a second end, wherein said flow channel has two inlet ports at or near said first end and at least two outlet ports at or near said second end, wherein one of the two inlet ports is located at the inner wall of the spiral-shaped flow channel and the other inlet port is located at the outer wall of the spiral-shaped flow channel and at least one of the outlet ports is connected to a container allowing the storage of blood cells; (c) introducing the sample of step (a) into the inlet port located at the outer wall of the spiral-shaped flow channel and introducing a sheath fluid into the inlet port located at the inner wall of the spiral-shaped flow channel; (d) driving said sample and the sheath fluid through the spiral-shaped flow channel; and (e) recovering the blood cell in the at least one container connected to the at least one outlet port. The present invention also relates to coupling above described method of purifying neutrophils in the native state with a method for diagnosing diabetes or an inflammatory disease in a subject, which involves further investigation of neutrophils by determining their rolling speed, the neutrophil circularity (nc) index and/or the expression of markers, such as intracellular reactive oxygen species (ros), cd1 1 b or psgl-1.. ... Nanyang Technological University

Nanofibers electrode and supercapacitors

According to the present disclosure, a method for synthesizing a free-standing flexible electrode is provided. The method includes the steps of mixing a solution comprising vanadium powder, molybdenum powder and hydrogen peroxide to form a mixture comprising nanofibers represented by the formula of v0.07mo0.93o3nh2o, filtering the mixture to form an electrode comprising the nanofibers, treating the electrode with an acidic solution, contacting the acid-treated electrode with a solution comprising monomers of a conductive polymer, and polymerizing the monomers in a medium comprising an oxidizing agent to form the conductive polymer. ... Nanyang Technological University

Method of forming an integrated circuit and related integrated circuit

A method of forming an integrated circuit is disclosed. The method includes: (i) forming at least a pair of optoelectronic devices from at least a first wafer material arranged on a semiconductor substrate, the first wafer material different to silicon; (ii) etching the first wafer material to form a first recess to be filled with a second material; (iii) processing the second material to form a waveguide for coupling the pair of optoelectronic devices to define an optical interconnect; and (iv) bonding at least one partially processed cmos device layer having at least one transistor to the second semiconductor substrate to form the integrated circuit, the partially processed cmos device layer arranged adjacent to the optical interconnect. ... Nanyang Technological University

Sensor element, image sensor, methods of forming and operating the same

A sensor element for sensing optical light may be provided. The sensor element may include a first electrode for electrically coupling to a first supply voltage, a second electrode for electrically coupling to a second supply voltage, and an oxide dielectric element between the first electrode and the second electrode. ... Nanyang Technological University

Method and apparatus for assessing a state of fouling of a reverse osmosis system

A method for assessing a state of fouling of a reverse osmosis system is provided. The method comprises deriving a plurality of impedance values from a low frequency region of an electrical impedance spectrum of a reverse osmosis membrane comprised in the reverse osmosis system, and determining a state of fouling of the reverse osmosis system based on 10 the plurality of derived impedance values. ... Nanyang Technological University

Energy conversion device and method of forming the same

Various embodiments may provide a method of forming an energy conversion device. The method may include forming an electrolyte layer on the first surface of the semiconductor substrate. ... Nanyang Technological University

Apparatus and methods for investigating a sample surface

An apparatus for investigating a sample surface is disclosed. The apparatus comprises: a probe array comprising a substrate and a plurality of probe tips extending from the substrate, the probe tips comprising a transparent and deformable material and configured to contact the sample surface; an actuator configured to move the probe array towards the sample surface; a light source configured to illuminate the probe tips with an illumination through the substrate; and an image capture device arranged to detect a change in intensity of the illumination reflected from the probe tips.. ... Nanyang Technological University

Power system and method of forming the same

The power system may include a main circuit arrangement having a power source, a load and a circuit breaker. The power system may additionally include an energy harvesting circuit arrangement connected to the main circuit arrangement. ... Nanyang Technological University

Light source and method for controlling the same

Embodiments provide a light source having a coherent light generator arrangement configured to generate at least one output light, and a waveguide arrangement optically coupled to the coherent light generator arrangement, the waveguide arrangement including at least one first resonator element and at least one second resonator element arranged in different orientations, wherein the waveguide arrangement is configured to interact with the at least one output light to cause the at least one first resonator element and the at least one second resonator element to emit respective first and second optical signals to co-operatively interact with each other to generate an output optical signal, and wherein the light source is configured to change a polarization characteristic of the output optical signal in response to at least one electrical signal applied to the light source to vary at least one of respective magnitudes of the first and second optical signals relative to each other.. . ... Nanyang Technological University

Tubular and vesicular architectures formed from polymer-lipid blends and method for forming the same

The invention relates to self-assembled architectures formed from polymer-lipid blends, and in particular, to tubular and vesicular self-assembled architectures formed from polymer-lipid blends. The invention further relates to a method for forming the tubular and vesicular self-assembled architectures. ... Nanyang Technological University

Dual-band dual-port antenna structure

A dual-band dual-port antenna structure is provided. The dual-band dual-port antenna structure includes a first antenna structure and a second antenna structure. ... Nanyang Technological University

05/03/18 / #20180118888

High electro-thermal performance 3d scaffold embedded polyimide for various applications

A polyimide produced from a polyamic acid solution of pmda-oda (pyromellitic dianhydryde-oxydianiline) in n-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (nmp).. . ... Nanyang Technological University

04/12/18 / #20180098736

System and method for predicting acute cardiopulmonary events and survivability of a patient

A method of producing an artificial neural network capable of predicting the survivability of a patient, including: storing in an electronic database patient health data comprising a plurality of sets of data, each set having at least one of a first parameter relating to heart rate variability data and a second parameter relating to vital sign data, each set further having a third parameter relating to patient survivability; providing a network of nodes interconnected to form an artificial neural network, the nodes comprising a plurality of artificial neurons, each artificial neuron having at least one input with an associated weight; and training the artificial neural network using the patient health data such that the associated weight of the at least one input of each artificial neuron is adjusted in response to respective first, second and third parameters of different sets of data from the patient health data.. . ... Nanyang Technological University

03/22/18 / #20180078143

Photo-acoustic imaging apparatus and methods of operation

A photo-acoustic imaging apparatus (300) is provided for imaging a region (318) of a subject (306). The apparatus comprises: a light source (310) for directing light (314) at the region of the subject. ... Nanyang Technological University

03/08/18 / #20180064346

Photo-acoustic sensing apparatus and methods of operation thereof

A photo-acoustic sensing apparatus (100) for non-invasive measurement of blood parameters of a subject (102) comprises a photo-acoustic sensor (104) for sensing photo-acoustic signals (106) induced when a region of the subject is illuminated by a light source (108). A first sensor processing module (112) may derive blood oxygen saturation using sensed photo-acoustic signals (114). ... Nanyang Technological University

01/25/18 / #20180024746

Methods of encoding and storing multiple versions of data, method of decoding encoded multiple versions of data and distributed storage system

There is provided a method of encoding multiple versions of data. The method includes computing a difference between a version of a data object and a subsequent version of the data object to produce a difference object, determining a sparsity level of the difference 10 object; determining whether the sparsity level satisfies a predetermined condition; and compressing the difference object to produce a compressed difference object and erasure encoding the compressed difference object to produce a codeword if the sparsity level is determined to satisfy the predetermined condition. ... Nanyang Technological University

01/18/18 / #20180019661

Device and method for energy harvesting using a self-oscillating power-on-reset start-up circuit with auto-disabling function

Device and method for energy harvesting using a self-oscillating power-on reset start-up circuit. The device for energy harvesting comprises a start-up circuit for generating self-oscillation and initial boosting of an input voltage from an energy source during a start-up phase; a main boost circuit for boosting the input voltage during a steady state phase; a clock generator circuit for generating clock signals which control voltage boosting of the main boost circuit during the steady state phase; and a switching circuit coupled to the start-up circuit, the main boost circuit and the clock generator circuit for switching powering of the clock generator circuit between the start-up circuit and the main boost circuit such that the clock generator circuit is powered by only one of the start-up circuit and the main boost circuit at any point in time.. ... Nanyang Technological University

01/18/18 / #20180015414

Regenerable draw solute for osmotically driven processes

Disclosed herein is a use of an inorganic salt to form and regenerate a draw solute for forward osmosis, wherein the inorganic salt is selected from one or more of the group selected from sodium sulfate, calcium lactate, disodium phosphate, tetrasodium pyrophosphate, and hydrates thereof. Also disclosed herein is a method of forward osmosis using said inorganic salt.. ... Nanyang Technological University

01/11/18 / #20180012261

Computerized method and system for personalized storytelling

A method and system are proposed for presenting information relating to a product to a potential customer for the product, upon the user scanning a 2d barcode using a mobile device. The information is presented to the customer as a story generated by an agent-based storytelling system. ... Nanyang Technological University

01/11/18 / #20180012095

Image recognition accelerator, terminal device, and image recognition method

An image recognition accelerator, a terminal device, and an image recognition method are provided. The image recognition accelerator includes a dimensionality-reduction processing module, an nvm, and an image matching module. ... Nanyang Technological University

01/11/18 / #20180008933

A draw solute for a forward osmosis process

A draw solute for a forward osmosis process, the draw solute comprising: a thermally responsive ionic compound having at least one of: a lower critical solution temperature (lcst) and an upper critical solution temperature (ucst), the draw solute being regeneratable from a diluted aqueous draw solution after forward osmosis via one of: liquid-liquid phase separation and solid-liquid phase separation, the draw solute being regeneratable when the diluted aqueous draw solution is at a temperature selected from one of: above the lcst and below the ucst. . ... Nanyang Technological University

01/11/18 / #20180008690

Nanocapsules carrying chikungunya-associated peptides

The present invention refers to a composition comprising a viral protein or fragment thereof, wherein the viral protein or fragment thereof is enclosed within a self-assembling protein nanocapsule, preferably ferritin, and wherein the viral protein, or fragment thereof is selected from a virus of the togaviridae family. The viral protein or fragment thereof may also further be selected from a virus of the alphavirus subfamily.. ... Nanyang Technological University

01/04/18 / #20180005771

A metal oxide nanostructured material and an electrochemical cell comprising the same

A method for preparing a niobium, titanium or vanadium metal oxide nanostructured material is provided. The method comprises providing an aqueous reagent comprising (i) a soluble metal oxalate, and/or (ii) oxalic acid and a metal oxide precursor, adding a buffering agent to the aqueous reagent to form a mixture, and heating the mixture under hydrothermal conditions to obtain the metal oxide nanostructured material. ... Nanyang Technological University

01/04/18 / #20180002354

Perovskite core-shell nanocrystals

Provided is a nanocrystal comprising a core comprised in a shell, wherein the core comprises a first material of a perovskite structure comprising a first organic cation not exceeding a molar weight of about 45 g/mol, a first divalent metal and a first counter anion, and, wherein the shell comprises a second material of a perovskite structure comprising a second organic cation having a molar weight between about 74 g/mol and about 187 g/mol, optionally the first organic cation, a second divalent metal and a second counter anion. Provided is further a matrix having the nanocrystal as defined above encapsulated therein. ... Nanyang Technological University

01/04/18 / #20180001264

Integrated reverse osmosis module with energy recovery for desalination

A system includes a first fluid inlet and a single reverse osmosis membrane module having a permeate outlet and a first inlet/outlet channel and a second fluid inlet/outlet channel in fluid communication with the first fluid inlet. An energy transfer system has a second fluid inlet, a brine outlet, a first energy exchanging module and a second energy exchanging module. ... Nanyang Technological University

12/21/17 / #20170362606

Site-specific dna recombination

The present invention provides a method of stably integrating a dna sequence of interest into a target genomic dna sequence of a host cell, wherein the target genomic dna sequence comprises a nucleotide sequence that is at least 80% homologous to the sequence as set forth in seq id no:1, as well as a kit for use in said method. Also provided is a method of generating a circular dna construct essentially consisting of a dna sequence of interest and a nucleotide sequence that is at least 80% homologous to the sequence as set forth in seq id no:3.. ... Nanyang Technological University

11/30/17 / #20170345640

Field emission light source

The present invention generally relates to a field emission light source and specifically to a miniaturized field emission light source that is possible to manufacture in large volumes at low cost using the concept of wafer level manufacturing, i.e. A similar approach as used by ic's and mems. ... Nanyang Technological University

11/23/17 / #20170335333

Recombinant expression system that senses pathogenic microorganisms

The present invention relates to a recombinant expression system comprising at least: (i) a first nucleotide sequence encoding for at least one protein of a quorum sensing system capable of detecting the presence, amount or both of a microorganism of interest by forming a complex with a marker molecule indicating the presence of said microorganism; (ii) a second nucleotide sequence encoding for at least one antimicrobial peptide, wherein the at least one antimicrobial peptide is effective against the microorganism of interest detected by the at least one protein encoded by the first nucleotide sequence, (iii) a third nucleotide sequence encoding for a genetic inverter that inhibits expression of the second nucleotide sequence, wherein the genetic inverter is under control of an inducible promoter and wherein the inducible promoter is induced if the complex of the at least one protein encoded by the first nucleotide sequence and the marker molecule indicating the presence of said microorganism is below a threshold concentration and is not induced if the complex of the at least one protein encoded by the first nucleotide sequence and the marker molecule indicating the presence of said microorganism exceeds a threshold concentration. Further encompassed is the use of the expression system and cells comprising the expression system of the invention.. ... Nanyang Technological University

11/23/17 / #20170334781

Engineered self-cleaning cementitious composites

The present invention relates to a cementitous composite specifically engineered to possess self-cleaning abilities while maintaining their unique strain-hardening behaviour and the preparation of the said composite. The cementitious composite comprises a hydraulic cement, a plurality of fibers, in particular polyvinyl alcohol fibers wherein the ratio of the plurality of fibers to the hydraulic cement is in a range from 1 to 3% by volume; a self-cleaning agent, in particular nanoparticulate titanium dioxide (tio2) wherein the weight ratio of the self-cleaning agent to the hydraulic cement is in a range from 0.01 to 1.. ... Nanyang Technological University

11/09/17 / #20170320934

Stabilized and autonomous antibody vh domain

The present invention relates to single domain antibodies comprising at least one modification relative to the 4d5 antibody scaffold or human germline vh3 domain, the modifications selected from the group consisting of h35d, a78v, s93v, s93g and w103r, with the position numbering being according to the kabat numbering scheme. Disulfide-free variants further comprise at least one additional modification selected from the group consisting of c22s, a24i, a24l and c92t, and with the proviso that at least one of c22s and c92t is present. ... Nanyang Technological University

11/09/17 / #20170319749

Bioresorbable-magnesium composite

The invention relates to biocomposites comprising a polymeric matrix and a magnesium filler such as a water soluble magnesium salt. The use of elemental magnesium or magnesium alloy in the biocomposite is minimized and preferably avoided. ... Nanyang Technological University

10/26/17 / #20170307561

Indium oxide nanowire having copper-based dopants, method of forming the same and gas sensor having the same, and method of forming nanowires having metal phthalocyanine, nanowire arrangement and gas sensor having the same

According to embodiments of the present invention, a method of forming an indium oxide nanowire including copper-based dopants is provided. The method includes providing an indium-based precursor material and a copper-based dopant precursor material, and performing a thermal evaporation process to vapourise the indium-based precursor material and the copper-based dopant precursor material to form an indium oxide nanowire comprising copper-based dopants on a substrate. ... Nanyang Technological University

10/26/17 / #20170304796

Method for preparing a magnetic chain structure

A method for preparing a magnetic chain structure is provided. The method comprises providing a plurality of magnetic particles; dispersing the plurality of magnetic particles in a solution comprising a dopamine-based material to form a reaction mixture; applying a magnetic field across the reaction mixture to align the magnetic particles in the reaction mixture; and polymerizing the dopamine-based material on the aligned magnetic particles to obtain the magnetic chain structure. ... Nanyang Technological University

10/12/17 / #20170290514

Methods to improve axial resolution in optical coherence tomography

Methods are proposed to improve axial resolution in optical coherence tomography (oct). In one aspect, the method comprises: obtaining a k-space interferogram of an oct spectral image; uniformly reshaping the k-space interferogram to a quasi-stationary interferogram by extracting a source envelope; fitting a spectral estimation model to the quasi-stationary interferogram; and calculating an axial depth profile using the fitted spectral estimation model.. ... Nanyang Technological University

10/12/17 / #20170290493

Carrying platform for moving a device within a conduit

A carrying platform for moving a device within a conduit, the carrying platform comprising: a body configured to be moveable within the conduit; a number of clampers provided on the body and configured to releasably engage the conduit for immobilizing the carrying platform relative to the conduit; and a device engagement mechanism provided on the body and configured to releasably engage the device.. . ... Nanyang Technological University

10/05/17 / #20170289684

An amplifier circuit for a parametric transducer and a related audio device

An amplifier circuit for a parametric transducer, comprising: a signal processor for processing an input signal into first and second signals; and at least a pair of output stages arranged to respectively receive the first and second signals for generating amplified first and second signals respectively, which are provided to operate the parametric transducer. The input, first and second signals are arranged with a substantially similar frequency to cause a switching frequency of the amplifier circuit to be matched to a carrier frequency of the parametric transducer. ... Nanyang Technological University

09/28/17 / #20170276836

Device including halide perovskite structure, methods of forming and operating the same

Various embodiments may provide a device for providing a first optical light of a first wavelength and a second optical light of a second wavelength. The device may include a halide perovskite structure including a first pattern and a second pattern different from the first pattern, so that the first pattern is configured to provide the first optical light of the first wavelength and the second pattern is configured to provide the second optical light of a second wavelength different from the first wavelength, upon a light incident on the first pattern and the second pattern. ... Nanyang Technological University

09/21/17 / #20170271201

Method of manufacturing a germanium-on-insulator substrate

A method of manufacturing a germanium-on-insulator substrate is disclosed. The method comprises: providing (102) a first semiconductor substrate, and a second semiconductor substrate formed with a germanium layer; bonding (102) the first semiconductor substrate to the second semiconductor substrate using at least one dielectric material to form a combined substrate, the germanium layer being arranged intermediate the first and second semiconductor substrates; removing (104) the second semiconductor substrate from the combined substrate to expose at least a portion of the germanium layer with misfit dislocations; and annealing (106) the combined substrate to enable removal of the misfit dislocations from the portion of the germanium layer.. ... Nanyang Technological University

09/14/17 / #20170264317

Method of encoding data and data storage system

According to various embodiments, there may be provided a method of encoding data, the method including providing a set of replica nodes, wherein each replica node of the set of replica nodes stores replica data identical to original data stored in a corresponding original node of a set of original nodes; receiving original data at each replica node of the set of replica nodes, wherein the received original data is transmitted from the corresponding original node of a different replica node; generating a first result at each replica node, based on the replica data stored therein and the received original data; and generating a second result at each replica node, based on the replica data stored therein and the first result from a different replica node; and replacing the replica data in each replica node with the second result from the respective replica node.. . ... Nanyang Technological University

08/31/17 / #20170246175

Sustained timolol maleate delivery from liposomes for glaucoma therapy and occular hypertension

Various embodiments relate to the field of liposomal formulations for drug delivery, in particular, liposomal formulations for ocular drug delivery. More specifically, various embodiments relate to sustained timolol maleate delivery from liposomes for glaucoma therapy and ocular hypertension.. ... Nanyang Technological University

08/24/17 / #20170240426

Method of functionalizing surfaces of carbon nanomaterials

The invention relates to a method of functionalizing surfaces of carbon nanomaterials using oxygen in the air. The method is clean and eco-friendly with virtually zero chemical usage and zero waste generation. ... Nanyang Technological University

08/17/17 / #20170237250

Electronic circuit for single-event latch-up detection and protection

An electronic circuit for single-event latch-up (sel) detection and protection of a target integrated circuit (ic) is disclosed. The circuit comprises: a first detector configured for detecting an absolute load current (i) and comparing the absolute load current (i) with a threshold current (ith); a second detector configured for detecting a rate of change of load current (di/dt) and comparing the rate of change of load current (di/dt) with a threshold current change rate (di/dt)th; and a determination module for triggering a power shut-down to the target ic if the absolute load current (i) exceeds the threshold current (ith) and/or the rate of change of load current (di/dt) exceeds the threshold current change rate (di/dt)th.. ... Nanyang Technological University

08/17/17 / #20170231519

System and method for annotating and analyzing eeg waveforms

Systems and methods of the present invention provide for storing an annotated set of confirmed epileptiform discharges (ed) waveforms in a database; receiving, by a computing device, a signal encoding electroencephalograph (eeg) data from a plurality of electrodes each attached to a subject and detecting eeg data; generating a user interface displaying a plurality of waveforms based upon at least a portion of the eeg data; receiving an initial selection of a portion of one of the plurality of waveforms comprising an ed; identifying a list of candidate waveforms including potential eds by determining an alignment of the initial selection with a portion of one of the plurality of waveforms in the eeg data; displaying the list of candidate waveforms on the user interface; receiving, from the user and via the user interface, an identification of a subset of the list of candidate waveforms; and storing the subset of the list of candidate waveforms as an annotated list of confirmed eds in the database.. . ... Nanyang Technological University

08/17/17 / #20170231510

Systems and methods for pedal revascularization assessment

Diffuse optical flow (dof) sensors can be used to assess deep tissue flow. Dof sensors positioned on a foot can provide fluctuating light intensity data to an analyzer, which can then determine absolute and/or relative blood flow. ... Nanyang Technological University

08/03/17 / #20170216485

Biological tissue adhesive composition and method of preparation thereof

A biological tissue adhesive composition is provided. The biological tissue adhesive composition comprises one or more macromolecules grafted with at least one catechol moiety and comprising at least one cross-linkable functional group, a first cross-linker for cross-linking the at least one catechol moiety, wherein the first cross-linker comprises or consists or 10 a multivalent metal ion, and a second cross-linker for covalently cross-linking the at least one cross-linkable functional group, wherein the one or more macromolecules are cross-linked by (a) complex formation between the at least one catechol moiety and the multivalent metal ion, and (b) covalent bonding of the at least one cross-linkable functional group with the second cross-linker. ... Nanyang Technological University

07/27/17 / #20170212728

Magnetic random number generator

A magnetic random number generator is disclosed. The magnetic random number generator comprises: a) a hall cross structure comprising at least one magnetic nanowire with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy; b) an in-plane pulsed current generator operable to generate stochastic nucleation of domain walls (dws) in the hall cross structure; and c) a sensor configured to measure a parameter of the hall cross structure upon dw nucleation, wherein said parameter has a value representing a random number. ... Nanyang Technological University

07/27/17 / #20170212541

Method for providing a voltage reference at a present operating temperature in a circuit

A method for providing a voltage reference at a present operating temperature in a circuit is provided. The circuit comprises a first mos transistor having a first threshold voltage; and a second mos transistor having a second threshold voltage different from the first threshold voltage is provided. ... Nanyang Technological University

07/13/17 / #20170201268

Analog-to-digital converter

An analog-to-digital converter (adc) is provided, having two comparators, two digital-to-analog converters (dacs), and an adder circuit. The adc receives an input value and, over a plurality of conversion cycles of the adc, generates an output value representative of the input value. ... Nanyang Technological University

07/13/17 / #20170200648

Method of manufacturing a substrate

A method of manufacturing a substrate is disclosed. The method comprises: providing a first semiconductor substrate, which includes an at least partially processed cmos device layer and a layer of first wafer material; bonding a handle substrate to the partially processed cmos device layer and removing the layer of first wafer material; providing a second semiconductor substrate having a layer of second wafer material which is different to silicon; bonding the first and second semiconductor substrates to form a combined substrate by bonding the layer of second wafer material to the partially processed cmos device layer; and removing the handle substrate from the combined substrate to expose at least a portion of the partially processed cmos device layer.. ... Nanyang Technological University

06/08/17 / #20170161872

Methods and systems for demosaicing an image

Methods and systems are presented for converting a mosaiced image in which, for each pixel, a single color intensity value is defined for only one corresponding color, into a full color image in which, for each pixel, color intensity values are defined for each of three colors. For each color, the intensity values of the mosaiced image are interpolated, and regression filtering is performed using the intensity values of one or both of the other colors. ... Nanyang Technological University

05/18/17 / #20170140409

Computerized method and system for automating rewards to customers

A computerized reward mechanism system is proposed which makes use both of presently collected data relating to the customer, and a database of historical data relating to the customer. Using this information, the system performs a customer preference analysis, which results in selecting rewards which are adapted to the customers' personal needs. ... Nanyang Technological University

05/18/17 / #20170137291

Methods for separating carbon nanotubes

In various embodiments, a method for separating semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes from metallic single-walled carbon nanotubes may be provided. The method may include the steps of (a) passing a carbon nanotube dispersion over a charged material. ... Nanyang Technological University

03/09/17 / #20170070200

A dead time circuit for a switching circuit and a switching amplifier

A dead time circuit (750) for a switching circuit is disclosed. The dead-time circuit comprises: an input (752) for receiving a switching signal of the switching circuit with at least one supply rail having a ground bounce signal; first and second outputs (754a, 754b); a first feedforward path (756) coupled to the first output and arranged to receive the switching signal; a second feedforward path (758) coupled to the second output and arranged to receive the switching signal; a first feedback path (760) forming a first feedback loop between the first output and the second feedforward path; and a second feedback path (762) forming a second feedback loop between the second output and the first feedforward path; wherein each of the first and second feedforward paths includes a respective first and second delay circuit (764a, 764b), each having a time delay greater than a predetermined time period of the ground bounce signal. ... Nanyang Technological University

03/09/17 / #20170066932

Light absorbing films

Provided is a spectrally selective solar thermal coating, formed as a continuous uniform layer, combining a light-absorbing coating and an infrared (ir) reflecting layer positioned on top of the absorber coating. The coating is adapted for use in a plurality of applications, including amongst many control of stray light and absorptivity in thermosolar devices.. ... Nanyang Technological University

03/02/17 / #20170059845

Partially coherent phase recovery

A system and method for incorporating partially coherent illumination models into the problem of phase and amplitude retrieval from a stack of intensity images. The recovery of phase could be realized by many methods, including kalman filters or other nonlinear optimization algorithms that provide least squares error between the measurement and estimation.. ... Nanyang Technological University

02/23/17 / #20170049403

System and method for predicting acute cardiopulmonary events and survivability of a patient

A method of producing an artificial neural network capable of predicting the survivability of a patient, including: storing in an electronic database patient health data comprising a plurality of sets of data, each set having at least one of a first parameter relating to heart rate variability data and a second parameter relating to vital sign data, each set further having a third parameter relating to patient survivability; providing a network of nodes interconnected to form an artificial neural network, the nodes comprising a plurality of artificial neurons, each artificial neuron having at least one input with an associated weight; and training the artificial neural network using the patient health data such that the associated weight of the at least one input of each artificial neuron is adjusted in response to respective first, second and third parameters of different sets of data from the patient health data.. . ... Nanyang Technological University

02/16/17 / #20170044515

Asx-specific protein ligase

The present invention is directed to enzymes having asx-specific ligase and cyclase activity and to nucleic acids encoding those as well as methods of the manufacture of said enzymes. Further encompassed are methods and uses of these enzymes.. ... Nanyang Technological University

02/02/17 / #20170029373

Allenamide as an orthogonal handle for selective modification of cysteine in peptides and proteins

There is provided a compound of formula i, having the structure: wherein r1 to r5 have the meanings given in the description.. . ... Nanyang Technological University

01/12/17 / #20170012404

Emission source and method of forming the same

In various embodiments, an emission source may be provided. The emission source may also include a gain medium including a halide semiconductor material. ... Nanyang Technological University








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