Filed: 58, Granted: 26
Filed: Mar 18, 2019
Inventors: Masanizan Binti Abu; Narayana Thotagamuge Roshan Nilantha Kumara; Lim Chee Ming @Jimmy Lim; Abdul Hanif Mahadi; Lim Ren Chong; Suthee Wattanasiriwech; Natasha Ann Keasberry
Applications: The invention discloses metal coated activated bamboo charcoal to remove heavy metals from wastewater or effluents produced in chemical processing or experimental laboratories
The present invention generally relates to a method of making modified bamboo charcoal for selective adsorption of heavy metals. It particularly relates to a method of preparing activated bamboo charcoal for the removal of heavy metals from wastewater or effluents produced in chemical processing.
Filed: Mar 18, 2019
Inventors: Pg Emeroylariffion Pg Abas; Hirdy bin Othman
Applications: The invention discloses an attachment for mounting on a wheel chair to enhance personal mobility of individuals with constrained physical movements.
The present invention discloses an attachment for mounting on a wheelchair that can be tailored to the needs of patients with only one-functional arm and which is affordable, portable, flexible, adaptable and require manual operation
Filed: Mar 18, 2019
Inventors: Mohammad Mansoob Khan; Tan Ai Ling; Mohammad Hilni Bin Harun Sani; Nurin Hayatus Saadah Binti Awg Hj Damit
Applications: The invention provides green synthesis of zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles with significantly reduced band gap using extracts of Costus woodsonii for visible light harvesting.
The present invention refers to a green and biological method used to synthesize ZnO nanoparticles (NPs) with low band gap energy using zinc nitrate as a precursor and the aqueous leaf and bulb extracts of Costus woodsonii. In particular, zinc oxide nanoparticles with narrow bandgap energy were synthesized by first preparing an aqueous plant extract solution, wherein the plant extract was obtained from Costus woodsonii, then combining the extract with zinc nitrate hexahydrate (Zn(NO₃)₂·6H₂O), followed by heating and stirring of the extract to form a paste, and finally calcination of the paste to form the zinc oxide nanoparticles.
Filed: Mar 18, 2019
Inventors: Minhaz Uddin Ahmed; Mohammad Rizwan
Applications: The invention detects Haptoglobin in biological samples with electrochemiluminescene immunosensor
The present invention discloses an electrochemical immunosensor (ECL). The ECL is configured for detecting Haptoglobin in biological samples. The immunosensor includes nanocomposite of gold nanoparticles, single-walled carbon nanotubes, quantum dots, and chitosan. This nanocomposite modified CNFs-SPE-interface could also be used for the ECL based detection of other biomarkers and biomolecules, such as Immunoglobulin A and dopamine.
Filed: Mar 19, 2018
Inventors: Jagjit Singh Dhaliwal, Ali Fakhry, Rubens Ferreira de Albuquerque Junior
Applications: The invention is useful to measure the stability of a single-piece mini dental implant.
This invention relates to a device to measure the stability of a single-piece mini dental implant. The device comprises a single-piece mini dental implant, a customized smart peg that is tightened by screw, and a magnetic radio frequency analysis (RFA) device connected with the smart peg. The device is used for measuring single-piece mini dental implant stability by resonance frequency analysis (RFA) data and converting the RFA data to implant stability quotient (ISQ) value. The resonance frequency of the single-piece mini dental implant is measured immediately after and during healing time after placement of the single-piece mini dental implant.
Filed: Mar 19, 2018
Inventors: Piyasiri Ekanayake, Kalpana Galappaththi, Mohammad Iskandar Petra
Applications: The invention relates to a metal-free organic photosensitizer and their use in electricity generation and related equipment, more particularly, it discloses a series of organic photosensitizers designed by combination of an electron-rich natural dye as the electron donor (D) group, a promising electron acceptor as the electron acceptor (A) group, and π-spacer (π) moiety. The novel photosensitizers disclosed herein exhibit surprising broader absorption spectra extending up to near infrared region (IR).
The invention relates to a metal-free organic photosensitizer and their use in solar cell making. It relates to natural photosensitizers with absorption spectra extending up to near infrared region (IR). The invention is capable of achieving a broader absorption spectrum that covers the entire visible range and extends up to the near-IR region of 2500 nm. The present disclosure provides a series of new organic D−π−A architected photosensitizer that is derived from cyanidin, which is abundantly available in nature. Cyanidin acts as the donor group (D) while cyanoacrylic acid and thieno [3, 2-b] thiophene are employed as the acceptor (A) and π-spacer, respectively. Sensitization performance calculated by density functional theory (DFT) and time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT) concludes to a plurality of preferred substitutions of π-A combination to cyanidin molecule thereby leading to an efficient dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC). Such π-A substitutions result in a broader absorption spectrum with a redshift up to 2500 nm.
Filed: Mar 19, 2018
Inventors: Liyanage Chandratilak De Silva, Tan Chien Loong
Applications: The invention is useful for sending or receiving an audio message from/to a remote user using a wearable portable communication device such as an audio pendant or a wristband.
The invention discloses a method and a system for audio messaging using a wearable wireless communication device. A preprogrammed audio pendant with WiFi capabilities is described which automatically accesses a database to download new voice messages for the user and plays it through its speaker. The audio pendant enables to create new messages for uploading to the database and sending to a set of selected devices. An IPS (Indoor positioning system), built into the audio pendant, provides location information of an elderly user within their homes and automatically plays the recently received messages based a satisfying a predefined event or time.
Filed: Feb 5, 2018
Inventors: Ak Mohammad Zulfikri Bin Pg Haji Zulkifly, Hajah Asmah Haji Husaini, Munikumar Venkatasalu, Lim Ren Chong
Applications: Bed-ridden patients to maintain personal hygiene using water
The invention relates to an apparatus to maintain a person's hygiene. The apparatus comprises an inflatable cushion having an aperture formed at an operative top surface. The top surface interfaces with the body of a user. An inner portion of the inflatable cushion defines a space operatively below the aperture. At least one bedpan is receivable in the space for collecting the excrement of the user and draining any fluid present within the at least one bedpan. The apparatus further comprises a water reservoir for storing water. A water faucet is provided for facilitating regulated discharge of water to allow the user to clean themselves with flowing water after their excretion process. A sewage tank is in fluid communication with at least one bedpan for receiving the wastewater resulting from the cleaning of the user.
Filed: Mar 19, 2018
Inventors: Mohammad Rizwan, Noor Faizah Mohd-Naim, Minhaz Uddin Ahmed
Applications: A low cost, highly sensitive immunosensor available for use in rapid point-of-care detection and quantification of β2M in serum and urine.
The present invention discloses an electrochemiluminescence (ECL) immunosensor that includes nanocomposite of gold nanoparticles-doped carbon nano-onions and chitosan-modified quantum dots screen-printed electrode for detection of analytes and proteins in a biological sample. The immunosensor can detect β2 microglobulin in serum and urine samples.
Filed: Dec 28, 2015 Granted: Apr 16, 2019
Inventors: Nagender Aneja and Sapna Gambhir
Applications: Mobile application to connect nearby users even in Airplane Mode (Prototype OffAT-Chat in Airplane Mode available at Google Play Store)
The invention discloses a method to create a social network based on dynamic interests of users for ad-hoc social networking. A user of a mobile device can identify another user who is close by and has similar interests. Dynamic interests of the users can be extracted or identified based on mobile usage, browsing history, places traveled, and other user actions. Users are notified if another user who is similarly more than a threshold is present nearby. The system also facilitates communication between users by way of chatting, file sharing, image sharing, etc.
Filed: Mar 19, 2018
Inventors: Sandhya Aneja, Nagender Aneja, Mohamad Iskandar Petra
Applications: Mobile application to connect users without Internet if nearby else using the Internet
The the present invention disclose a method and a system for unified instant messaging application/service that enables to concurrently send messages via online mode using the Internet and Offline or Airplane mode using WI-FI direct service/Bluetooth/WIFI. The instant messaging application first checks the contact to which message is to be sent is in its local vicinity. Once the contact, to whom the message is to be sent is available, and in the local vicinity, the messages are sent by WI-FI direct service/Bluetooth/WIFI without using the internet. If the destination user is not available nearby, then the message is delivered to an internet server or saved to history for delivering the messages to the user when the user is available, or internet is available. The messaging application also allows users to broadcast any question or information to nearby users without being connected or without using the Internet. The instant messaging application also displays different available users on a geographical map with the visual indication. The visual indication allows a user to identify as who has similar interests or different interest.
Filed: Mar 18, 2019
Inventors: Malai Haniti Sheikh Abdul Hamid; Piyasiri Ekanayake; Chai Jia Rong; Lee Sek Khai; Chong Kim Onn; Hussein Taha
Applications: The invention generates electricity from plants
The invention particularly relates to a membrane-less microbial fuel cell for generating electricity from plants. The microbial fuel cell comprising: a plurality of a pair of electrodes, wherein the pair of electrodes comprises one anode and one cathode; a liquid having a plant into which the pair of electrodes is configured to be positioned; and a component which utilizes the electricity produced. Further, the multiple pair of electrodes can be connected with each other to generate electricity as per the requirements. These pairs of electrodes are connected in parallel and/or in series. In the present invention, the effect of the distance between the electrodes, the surface area of the electrodes, the number of pair of electrodes, and the addition of the rooting powder is also evaluated.
Filed: Mar 19, 2018
Inventors: Mohammad Rizwan, Minhaz Uddin Ahmed, David Koh
Applications: The invention detects sIgA directly without utilizing any hazardous reagents or labels, any enzymes or chemicals.
The invention discloses a nanocomposite based immunosensor to detect a salivary secretory immunoglobulin A. The nanocomposite includes nanocomposite layers of gold nanoparticles and polyethylene glycol on carbon nanofiber screen-printed electrode. The nanocomposite layers of gold nanoparticles and the Polyethylene Glycol are self-assemble.
Filed: Aug 8, 2016
Inventors: Namal Arosha Senanayake Senanayake Mudiyansealge, Hj Abd Ghani bin Hj Naim
Applications: Smartwatch for patients healtcare
The invention discloses transient healthcare smart watch operating system for patients with historical pattern set stored in a knowledge base which has not been discovered until today. The innovative product will allow all health/sports experts and specialized industries in all domains of healthcare services, sports apparatus and medical technologies.
Filed: Aug 8, 2016
Inventors: Sharmili Roy, Minhaz Uddin Ahmed
Applications: Mult-species DNA detection in products
A LAMP-ECL based immobilization free DNA detection method that has sensitivity ranging between 1-10 pg/µL for multispecies is disclosed along with new primers. Detection of animal and microbial nucleic acid target species was achievable within 15 min of amplification time. This method has significant potential for developing a reusable on-site DNA detection platform.
Filed: Aug 8, 2016
Inventors: Toru Kitamura (Pixela), Nur Fajrini Binti Matjalina (UBD), Haji Mohammad Redza Bin Haji Hussin (UBD)
Applications: Anti-bacterial and anti-fungal coating for industry and homes
Photocatalytic reaction has long been regarded as effective against the growth of mold and fungus as well as germs. In reality, it turned out to be too weak to be called effective from the industrial level and some measures to combine with a pure photocatalytic reaction supplement or to strengthen it has been tried and investigated with virtually no fruitful results so far. A photocatalytic coating liquid consisting of Nafion as an indispensable binder resin is disclosed. In addition to this, the coating also generates strong oxidizing compounds by the decomposition of harmful organic compounds and also to protect the acidic environment by the decomposition of neutralizing chemicals from outside. The coating liquid adequately effective against mold and fungus.
Filed: Aug 8, 2016
Inventors: Hamadah Lubis, Minhaz Uddin Ahmed
Applications: Detecting porcine DNA in food
Meats are very prone to adulterations and mislabeling and despite proper labelling, doubts are inevitable due to the past cases of fraudulent labelling by dishonest manufacturers. The invention discloses a qPCR assay using specific primer and ZEN probe to detect porcine adulteration in food. The assay is highly specific to porcine DNA from nine other species. Porcine DNA was successfully detected in real food samples. The limit of detection in standard sample was as low as 1pg/μl and in raw pork‐chicken was as low as 0.001%. The assay rapidly detected 10ng/μl of porcine DNA approximately in 10.70 minutes.
Filed: Feb 05, 2018
Inventors: Abdul Aziz bin Hj. Abdul Kadir, Dyg Dalina Rasyidah Bte Awg Danan, Matthew Jerickson Nazareno Vejerano, Wesley Wong Kuan Wei
Applications: To plug in appliance with two-pin plug into the three-pin socket
The present invention aims to provide a device for opening safety cover of an electrical socket having at least three apertures. The device comprising a flexible rod drawn in the form of bellows compresses to take the shape of a rigid rod. The rod can be pushed into safety cover to open the aperture and decompresses to take the shape of the flexible rod to pull out from the aperture to close the aperture by the safety cover.
Filed: Aug 8, 2016
Inventors: Sheba Rani Nakka David and Rajan Rajabalaya
Applications: Patients with chronic kidney disease and in need of Peritoneal dialysis
A medicated patch for patients includes a medication layer containing a medication therein, and a backing film disposed on one side of the medication layer. The patch also includes a skin adhesive layer disposed beneath the medication layer; and a protective liner disposed beneath the skin adhesive layer. The patch is placed on a catheter by applying pressure to skin of a subject after insertion of the catheter therein, thereby holding the catheter and the medication diffusing into the skin prevents an exit site of infection.
Filed: Feb 9, 2016
Inventors: Namal Arosha Senanayake Senanayake Mudiyansealge, Joko Triloka
Detecting smallest are of muscle using Surface Electromyography and determining the area precisely covered by muscle is challenging. The prototype built is the integrated tiny muscle tracking and detection system during daily active lifestyle which has not been discovered until today. This innovative product will allow all heath/sports experts and specialized industries to apply our methods for novel products and services in all domains of health services, sports apparatus and medical technologies.
Filed: Feb 9, 2016 Granted: Oct 02, 2018
Inventors: Toru Kitamura (Pixela), Atiqah Md Ali, Nur Fajrini binti Matjalina (UBD), Haji Mohammad Redza bin Haji Hussin (UBD)
Existing thermo-shielding or infra-red (IR) absorbing or blocking capability products have certain disadvantages due to strong smell caused by organic solvents used for forming a uniform thin film or layer on a flat and transparent glass surface, difficulty in removing coating for reapply, and fragility to the long span UV radiation of the strong sun light UV. The inventive product solves these drawbacks while keeping its thermohielding and weathering resistant function better than conventional products. The invention provides an aqueous solution comprising fluoropolymer resin, water, and infrared absorbing pigments. The fluoropolymer is modified by incorporating a sulfonic group to obtain sulfonic group grafted fluoropolymer with an average molecular weight up to 2,000,000.
Filed: Feb 9, 2016 Granted: Oct 02, 2018
Inventors: Toru Kitamura (Pixela), Nursyahidah Husna Binti Haji Tarip, Muhammad Amin Bin Abu Bakar
Most metals are prone to corrosion in an oxidizing atmosphere forming compounds such as oxides, hydroxides, and sulphides. Rusting of iron or steel takes place when iron or steel is exposed to oxygen in the presence of water in the atmospheric environment. Due to rust, the metal is degraded forming ferric rust, a red-brown compound, which is a sign of electrochemical oxidation of the underlying metal. The invention discloses an electrolyte used as coating composition comprising sulfonated group graft fluoropolymer resin. The electrolyte is used to coat a thin layer on the painted metal surface, e.g., steel surface, above the ground and off-shore facilities, wherein the thin layer which is dried, transparent, and ionically conductive becomes a good source of constant supply of electrolyte above the ground and at atmospheric conditions.
Filed: Aug 8, 2016
Inventors: Abul Kalam Azad, Mohamad Iskandar Petra, Nikdalila Radenahmad
Proton conducting oxide electrolytes for solid oxide fuel cells has got considerable interest for its capability of intermediate temperature operation which solve the problems like materials degradation, prolong the lifetime and reduced cost by reducing the operating temperature of SOFCs from 900 oC to 600 oC. The invention discloses a new proton conducting material, which shows highest power density at 600 degree C.
Filed: Oct 29, 2015
Inventors: Jagabondhu Hazra (IBM), Manikandan Padmanaban (IBM), Ashish Verma (IBM), Mohamad Iskandar Petra (UBD), Sathyajith Mathew (UBD)
Penetration of renewable energy is doubling almost every three years. Renewable sources like wind and solar are highly unpredictable due to their weather dependency. When penetration of such sources is more than 10-15%, intermittency affects the reliability of the grid. To maintain the reliability of the grid, grid operators curtail such sources from the grid. In many occasions, such curtailments happen because of transmission bottleneck to transfer the extra energy generation from RE sources. To reduce such curtailment, it is essential to determine the optimal RE integration limit for any grid/micro-grid. The invention determines the phase-wise renewable energy integration limit in a grid/microgrid considering the intermittency of the RE sources. The invention also provides the optimal size of renewable resources in a grid/microgrid considering the reliability and the economy criterions. Further, the invention determines the minimum loading level (instantaneous and average) of conventional sources in the presence of intermittent RE sources.
Filed: Sep 23, 2015 Granted: Aug 13, 2019
Inventors: Sambaran Bandyopadhyay (IBM), Zainul Charbiwala (IBM), Tanuja Ganu (IBM), Mohamad Iskandar Petra (UBD)
Anomaly detection refers to detecting objects whose behavior deviate significantly from what is expected or standard. It may be detecting theft which is intentionally caused by some consumers in the electrical network, or it can be detecting any other abnormal behavior which may be caused by some mechanical damage in the network. The invention uses multi-layered statistical and machine learning techniques to detect anomalies using smart meter data and some knowledge about the electrical distribution network. The main advantage of this technique is that it is data driven. The learning model proposed in the solution will improve over time.
Filed: Aug 11, 2015 Granted: Feb 21, 2017
Inventors: Piyasiri Ekanayake, Ako Rajour Tanyi, Alwani Imanah Binti Rafieh, Tan Ai Ling, Lim Chee Ming
The invention is related to improved photoanode material to be used in solar cells to enhance efficiency and reduce charge recombination in dye sensitized solar cell (DSSC) and a perovskite solar cell (PSC), by fabricating with Mg and La doped photoanodes. Mg and La co-doped TiO2 photoanodes are 20% more efficient than pristine TiO2 and more than 5% higher efficiency than the single doping of 1% La and Mg in TiO2 anodes.
Filed: Apr 29, 2015 Granted: Nov 01, 2018
Inventors: Haseeb Shah, Sathyajith Mathew, Lim Chee Ming
Applications: Wind Turbine for regions with low wind speed
There are several locations with low to moderate wind profiles, which can potentially be utilized for wind energy applications. However, most of today’s commercial turbines do not perform well under such low wind velocities. Keeping this in view, the UBD researchers have developed a wind turbine which will start generating energy even at wind speeds as low as 1.5 m/s and perform well under low wind conditions. This is achieved through a laminar separation bubble controller which is an integral part of the turbine blades. The controller allows an early transition of the flow from laminar to the turbulent region even at low velocities, thereby improving the starting and low wind speed performances of the turbine.
Filed: Apr 18, 2015
Inventors: Syazana Abdullah Lim, Minhaz Uddin Ahmed
The invention is related to a carbon nanofiber-based label free electrochemical immunosensor for sensitive detection of proteins in a fluid. The immunosensor is a modified carbon nano-fiber screen protected electrode (CNF-SPE) with a carboxyphenyl film activated by EDC/NHS. Monolayer of 4-aminophenylboronic acid coating was then fabricated onto the electrode to allow orientation of antibody via bonding of boronic acid-saccharide of oligosaccharide moiety located on the Fc region of antibody. The modified electrode is then used for the detection of a hormone such as a rbST in a fluid with a detection limit of 1pg/ml.
Filed: Apr 15, 2015
Inventors: Sambuddha Roy (IBM), Subhrajit Bhattacharya (IBM), Yogish Sabharwal (IBM), Jayasuriya M. R. Sarath Bandara (UBD), Vanessa Teo (UBD)
Applications: Generating transplantation schedule for a crop
Determining the day to sow, plant or transplant a crop to maximize yield (referred to herein as scheduling the transplantation date of a crop) presents multiple challenges. Existing approaches commonly include a consideration of only a single transplantation of a crop, and use a yield model of the crop while a yield model is not always available for a given crop or crop variety. Further, generating yield models can be time-consuming and expensive. The invention generates transplantation schedule for a given crop in a given geographic area based analysis of lifecycle constraints, cultivation conditions constraints, and weather forecast constraints.
Filed: Nov 6, 2014
Inventors: Sharmili Roy, Ibrahim Abdul Rahman, Minhaz Uddin Ahmed
The invention is new electrochemical biosensor that uses DNA-redox electrostatic interaction and its subsequent non-specific adsorption on graphene screen-printed electrode or biochip. The invention provides new biomarkers to detect chicken and pork species limit of 1 pg/µL and 100 pg/µL respectively.
Filed: Oct 27, 2014
Inventors: Toru Kitamura (Pixela), Nur Fajrini Binti Matjalina (UBD), Nursyahidah Husna Binti Haji Tarip (UBD), Haji Muhammad Redza Bin Haji Hussin (UBD), Mohammad Zul Amali Bin Haji Mahri (UBD)
The invention provides a roofing material and applying the roofing material using specific angles to deflect infra-red rays. The method of applying roofing material provides aesthetically nice finish and saves energy costs.
Filed: Jul 30, 2014
Inventors: Zainul M. Charbiwala (IBM), Harshad D. Khadilkar (IBM), Tanuja H. Ganu (IBM), Devasenapathi P. Seetharamakrish (IBM), Jimmy Lim Chee Ming (UBD)
The invention detects information generated by a prepaid energy meter to determine amount of energy consumption associated with the prepaid energy meter. The invention generates code by encrypting the determined amount of energy consumption and identifier corresponding to the prepaid energy meter and output the generated code for transmission to an energy provider associated with the prepaid energy meter. The recharge code is decrypted to for remote recharge operation of the prepaid energy meter.
Filed: Jun 4, 2014 Granted: Dec 19, 2017
Inventors: Vikas Chandan (IBM), Harshad D. Harshad (IBM), Devasenapathi P. Seetharamakrish (IBM), Sunil Ghai (IBM), Sandeep Kalra (IBM), Zainul M. Charbiwala (IBM), Tanuja Ganu (IBM), Jimmy Lim Chee Ming (UBD)
The invention manages a picogrid with a computing device by generating power-related models. The models are generated based on data pertaining to a given device battery and context sources, and power-related historical data to determine a charging schedule for the given device battery to provision power for a picogrid.
Filed: May 27, 2014 Granted: May 9, 2017
Inventors: Vijay Arya (IBM), Jagabondhu Hazra (IBM), Tanuja Ganu (IBM), Devasenapathi P. Seetharamakrish (IBM), Shivkumar Kalyanaraman (IBM), Saiful Azmi bin Hj Husain (UBD)
The invention is used in distribution network with a phase imbalance to determine power consumption and power supply parameters of a particular entity of the distribution network and computing level of power consumption or supply increase and/or decrease associated with a device of the given entity to remedy the phase imbalance within the distribution network.
Filed: Apr 3, 2014 Granted: Jun 26, 2018
Inventors: Namal Arosha Senanayake Senanayake Mudiyansealge, Owais Ahamed Malik
The invention is related to real-time visualization system for monitoring recovery progress of Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstructed patients. The invention processes multiple super-imposed EMG bio-signals of limbs muscles and three dimensional kinematics measurement signals from a motion sensor set. The rehabilitation and recovery classification of the patient is determined based on extracted wavelet features from processed signals.
Filed: Apr 3, 2014
Inventors: Hjh Zohrah binti Haji Sulaiman, Prabitha Vinodh Kumar
The invention discloses a synthetic fusion gene comprising hex1 and pox1 genes for biological pre-treatment of biomass for the production of biodiesel.
Filed: Mar 4, 2014
Inventors: Balakrishnan Narayanaswamy (IBM), Thomas George (IBM), Yogish Sabharwal (IBM), Lalit Kumar Dagar (UBD), Saiful Azmi bin Hj Husain (UBD), Abd Ghani bin Hj Naim (UBD)
The invention generates ensemble of forecasting models by estimating accuracy value, computing cost and one or more resource requirements for each of multiple forecasting models for an environmental event.
Filed: Feb 12, 2014 Granted: Jun 26, 2018
Inventors: Vijaya Arya (IBM), Tanuja Hrishikesh Ganu (IBM), Shivkumar Kalyanaraman (IBM), Jimmy Lim Chee Ming (UBD), Devasenapathi Periagraharam Seetharamakrishnan (IBM)
The invention manages electricity generation in a distributed electricity generation system. The destination of generated electricity in the distributed generation system is determined based on sensed state of a power grid, sensed state of local energy storage; and sensed demand of a local electricity load.
Filed: Jul 26, 2013 Granted: Oct 11, 2016
Inventors: Vija Arya (IBM), Tanuja Hrishikesh Ganu (IBM), Saiful A. Husain (UBD), Shivkumar Kalyanaraman (IBM), Ashok Pon Kumar (IBM), Chandratilak De Silva Liyanage (UBD), Dwi Rahayu, Victoria (IBM, Australia), Devasenapathi Periagraharam Seetharamakrishnan (IBM)
The invention manages power of appliances by interconnecting an appliance using a connector with a power supply. The invention detects anomalous appliance behavior and deficient power quality by identifying appliance category, current operating state, and current standby state. A control action is further undertaken based on the detected behavior.
Filed: Jun 11, 2013
Inventors: Zainul Charbiwala (IBM), Sunil Ghai (IBM), Devasenapathi P. Seetharamakrish (IBM), Swarnalatha Mylavarapu (IBM), Jimmy Lim Chee Ming (UBD)
The invention identify an alternating current power source associated with a direct current-powered device and determines a storage scheme for storing direct current power.
Filed: May 31, 2013 Granted: Jun 27, 2017
Inventors: Vijay Arya (IBM), Tanuja Hrishikesh Ganu (IBM), Saiful A. Husain (UBD), Shivkumar Kalyanaraman (IBM), Ashkok Pon Kumar (IBM), Swarna Latha Mylavarapu (IBM), Devasenapathi Periagraharam Seetharamakrishnan (IBM), Liyanage Chandratilak De Silva (UBD)
The invention discloses a method to calculate power budget based on current state of an electrical grid and variable electrical load with variable pricing. The invention predicts future state of the electrical grid and a future electrical load to be drawn at the power-drawing location to calculate power budget with respect to the power-drawing location.
Filed: May 15, 2013 Granted: Oct 17, 2017
Inventors: Peter Hing, Lim Chee Ming, Khan Muhammad Naeem
The invention is related to Cermet body composition for the preparation of novel cermet materials to be used in solid oxide fuel cells. The cermet body composition includes a ceramic component and a metallic component, wherein the ceramic component is in the range of 5 % to 95 % by wt of the cermet body.
Filed: Apr 17, 2013 Granted: Mar 22, 2016
Inventors: Peter Hing, Lim Chee Ming, Jung Sang Cheol, Low Siaw Huei
The invention is related to synthesis of nanostructured metal oxide powders by converting metallic material into a precipitate of metal hydroxide by an electrochemical reaction and calcinating the metal hydroxide to form the metal oxides. The synthesis method is also used for the development of cermet particulates and topological insulator particles.
Filed: Mar 1, 2013 Granted: May 17, 2016
Inventors: Kim Onn Chong, Isyrah Fahmi Osman, Lim Ren Foo
The invention is related to a load lifting assembly to lift and transport the loads. The assembly includes a fixed pole and a lifting unit capable of moving longitudinally along the pole. The assembly further includes a load transporting unit coupled to the lifting unit and a driving unit to provide the motive force to the load transporting unit.
Filed: Nov 16, 2012 Granted: Jun 11, 2019
Inventors: James Peter Cipriani (IBM), Thomas George (IBM), Saiful A. Husain, Brunei (UBD), Rashmi Mittal (IBM), Anthony P. Praino (IBM), Yogish Sabharwal (IBM), Vaibhav Saxena (IBM), Lloyd Alan Treinish (IBM)
The invention is related to configuring weather model configurations based on characteristics of a target area. A weather model is run for different configurations to select weather model configuration for the target area.
Filed: Oct 23, 2012 Granted: Nov 17, 2015
Inventors: Jagabondhu Hazra (IBM), Saiful A. Husain (UBD), Shivkumar Kalyanaraman (IBM), Balakrishnan Narayanaswamy (IBM)
The invention is related to enforcing demand management in electrical grids. Electrical power is provided from a substation to different locations with smart power demand manager which controls electrical power delivery to power-drawing item. The management system detects discrepancy of unbalanced network load, unscheduled network load, change in network supply, and change in network condition. In case of such detection, electrical power supply is controlled via employing the power limiter of the substation in collaboration the smart power demand manager.
Filed: Sep 3, 2012 Granted: Jul 9, 2015
Inventors: Chandratilak Desilva Liyanage, Mohammad Auzi Ahadani, Mohamad Iskandar Petra, Wong Teck Sion (UBD)
Reconfigurable medicine dispenser is capable of automatically counting medicament accurately and dispensing into a set of vials at predetermined time intervals. The medicine dispenser includes: number of cells/cassettes to store tablets and/or capsules and has ability to dispense and count the tablets and/or capsules. The dispenser has a vial dispenser that serves to store vials and dispense vial one at a time. The dispenser can be monitored and reconfigured with smartphones or any other related devices.
Filed: Jul 31, 2012 Granted: Oct 20, 2015
Inventors: Jagabondhu Hazra (IBM), Shivkumar Kalyanaraman (IBM), Mathew Sathyajith (UBD), Devasenapathi Periagraharam Seetharamakrishnan (IBM), Mitra Shubhadip (IBM)
The invention is to determine a layout and dimension of a wind farm. A 3-D wake model for a wind farm is generated and to determine dimensions and position of the wind farms for a particular region.
Filed: May 30, 2012 Granted: Jul 10, 2017
Inventors: Prabitha Vinodh Kumar, Hjh Zohrah binti Haji Sulaiman, Junaidah Abu Bakar
The invention is an improved soxhlet extractor system for material extraction. The system includes an extractor with a siphon arm at one side and a steam path at other side. The system also includes a condenser with an inlet port and outlet port for cooling water running there through. Additionally, the invention includes a first still pot connected to the extractor, a second still pot connected to the first still pot, and a magnetic heating component provided under the first still pot and second still pot for heating extractant and/or solvent.
Filed: Apr 30, 2012 Granted: Jul 9, 2015
Inventors: Peter Hing, Siti Nurnazirah Izzati Bohari, Lim Chee Ming, Montri Suklueng, Andrew Jung
The invention disclose development of novel interconnect materials (including materials Iron Oxide – Copper Oxide and Ytterbium Oxide) for both low, intermediate and high temperatures solid oxide fuel cells
Filed: Apr 30, 2012 Granted: Apr 24, 2014
Inventors: Piyasiri Ekanayake, Lim Chee Ming, Kushan Tennakoon, Mohamad Iskandar Petra, Linda Lim Biaw Leng
An efficient extraction method of pigments from Scurrula ferruginea Danser (family Loranthaceae) flower was invented to be used in dye sensitized solar cell (DSSC). The pigment was extracted using ethanol. The pigment was adsorbed onto a titanium dioxide (TiO2) layer deposited on a photoelectrode and assembled DSSC with anode, counter electrode and electrolyte.
Filed: Apr 30, 2012 Granted: Jul 9, 2015
Inventors: Piyasiri Ekanayake (for BN and US Applications), Mohamad Iskandar Petra (for US Application)
Applications: Efficient fuel burning
A macroporous ceramic body was prepared by combining a mixture of ceramic forming components with a polymer network structure to form a second intermediate mixture comprising a polymer network. The polymer network is then removed in the drying and/or sintering step leaving an interconnected open pore network within the ceramic body. The macroporous ceramic body comprises a three-dimensional, porous network comprising pores of about 3 mm to 11 mm. The nature of the three dimensional porous network is controlled by incorporating pre-designed polymer network.
Filed: Apr 30, 2012 Granted: Feb 9, 2015
Inventors: Montri Suklueng, Peter Hing, Lim Chee Ming, Voo Nyuk Yoong
A portable tape casting machine with a movable reservoir containing slurry and at least one doctor blade disposed within the moveable reservoir. The doctor blade is controllable with a magnetic switch when the slurry is passed on to non-sticking transparency on a flat surface.
Filed: Apr 12, 2012 Granted: Aug 29, 2017
Inventors: Tanuja Hrishikesh Ganu (IBM), Shivkumar Kalyanaraman (IBM), Devasenapathi Periagraharam Seetharamakrishnan (IBM), Liyanage Chandratilak De Silva (UBD)
The invention is to load-shift time-deferrable devices by placing an electrical load scheduling mechanism in communication with an appliance. Delivery of electrical power to the appliance is scheduled via the electrical load scheduling mechanism based on assessed electrical grid load conditions. The scheduling includes altering a predetermined delivery of electric power to the appliance based on the assessed electrical grid conditions
Filed: Apr 9, 2012
Inventors: Chandratilak De Silva Liyanage, Wong Teck Sion, Mohamad Iskandar Petra, Mohammad Auzi Ahadani (UBD)
An energy usage control system that includes a plurality of sensors connectible to a microcontroller which is further connected to an electrical appliance. The system helps to reduce energy consumption according to user presence in a premise. The energy consumption and status of appliances can be displayed on a mobile device.
Filed: Mar 29, 2012 Granted: Apr 21, 2015
Inventors: Jagabondhu Hazra, Bangalore (IBM), Balakrishnan Narayanaswamy (IBM), Devasenapathi P. Seetharamakrishnan (IBM), Liyanage Chandratilak De Silva (UBD)
The invention helps to collect consumption data of appliances to building a consumption profile and reconstruct reactive power consumption of each appliance. The invention finally compute a schedule for each appliance based on the reactive power consumption while respecting constraint if any.
Filed: Dec 1, 2011
Inventors: Fatima-Shad Kaneez
Medical kit to detecting cerebrovascular disorders was invented such as stroke by measuring and analyzing the presence of an enzyme in a blood sample. The kit can detect risk of certain mental disorders such as Alzheimer’s Disease, Schizophrenia Disease, Parkinson’s Disease and Huntington’s Disease. The kit is not only suitable for the detection of these disorders in humans, but is also intended to have veterinary uses in other mammals.
Filed: Nov 3, 2011
Inventors: Md Mahmud Hasan
A networked medical data monitoring system can be accessed over the network. The networked system includes medical data recorder that is connected to skin electrodes and a data converter to convert in real-time the data from medical recorder to a form that can be transmitted. The medical data recorder also includes an amplifier, a filter and an analog to digital converter.