||WO||WO/2014/168578 - WAFER BONDING TOTAL THICKNESS VARIATION IMPROVEMENT BY CONTOUR CONFINEMENT METHOD||16.10.2014||
||PCT/SG2013/000143||APPLIED MATERIALS SOUTH EAST ASIA PTE. LTD.||WONG, Loke, Yuen|
This relates to a method and apparatus for the bonding of wafers used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. The method of bonding a wafer to a wafer carrier includes the steps of providing a wafer; providing a wafer carrier; applying an adhesive to the wafer and/or the wafer carrier; increasing the viscosity of the adhesive to minimize it from 'running' when the two wafers are brought in contact to each other. In addition the apparatus employed in the method will comprise a housing; an electromagnetic radiation emitter fitted to the housing and adapted to increase the viscosity of an adhesive located on a wafer or a wafer carrier supported on a chuck by driving off solvent or partially cross-linking the adhesive; and an actuator operatively connected to the emitter to actuate the emitter.
||WO||WO/2014/168580 - DOUBLE-CHAMBER BI-DIRECTIONAL REVERSE FLOW DEVICE||16.10.2014||
||PCT/SG2014/000070||SIL, Bijon Kumar||SIL, Bijon Kumar|
The present invention relates generally to a solid phase chromatographic assay device, test kit and method for the detection of an analyte in a sample. More particularly, the present invention provides a Bi-directional chromatographic assay device with double diagnostic chambers to detect two or more analytes. an assay device or test kit comprising (a) a chromatographic element comprising a central sample receiving area and a multiplicity of reagent releasing ends and reaction zones; (b) an absorbent pad adjacent the central sample receiving area; and (c) a removable separator positioned between the chromatographic element and the absorbent pad.
||WO||WO/2014/168579 - ANTI-MICROBIAL COMPOSITION||16.10.2014||
||PCT/SG2014/000053||ARETEON PTE LTD||CHUA, Eng Kheng Alfred|
The present invention relates to a topical anti-microbial composition and method of use thereof. In particular, the present invention relates to a topical anti-microbial composition comprising a quaternized chitosan derivative having a polymerizable organic moiety and an amphoteric surfactant.
||WO||WO/2014/168584 - NANOFILTRATION MEMBRANE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A NANOFILTRATION MEMBRANE||16.10.2014||
||PCT/SG2014/000157||NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY||WANG, Rong|
A nanofiltration membrane comprising a selective layer comprising or consisting of poly(amide-imide) cross-linked with polyallyamine is provided. A method of manufacturing the nanofiltration membrane and use of the nanofiltration membrane in a water softening process that is carried out at a low pressure of less than about 2 bar is also provided.
||WO||WO/2014/168582 - NANOPROBE-BASED GENETIC TESTING||16.10.2014||
||PCT/SG2014/000150||AGENCY FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH||ZU, Yanbing|
The present application relates to methods of detecting a mutation in a target nucleic acid molecule. Two phosphorodiamidate morpholino oligomer probes that differ by at least one base are each covalently coupled to a nanoparticle and hybridised to a target sequence. The melting temperature of the complexes between each of the two probes and the target nucleic acid are measured and compared to determine whether the sample contains a nucleic acid with the mutation. Further, the present invention relates to kits comprising a first and second conjugate as described herein and to the use of such kits for the detection of mutations in a target nucleic acid molecule or for assigning a genotype to a target nucleic acid molecule.
||WO||WO/2014/168583 - HEADREST STRUCTURE, HEADREST CUSHION AND PASSENGER SEAT||16.10.2014||
||PCT/SG2014/000155||SINGAPORE TECHNOLOGIES AEROSPACE LTD||ZHENG, Guo Ying|
A headrest structure for a passenger seat, a headrest cushion and passenger seat. The headrest structure comprises an adjustable headrest frame for connection to a passenger seat; and a headrest cushion mounted to the adjustable headrest frame such that the headrest cushion is moveable relative to a seat back of the passenger seat by way of the adjustable headrest frame; wherein the headrest cushion comprises a support surface facing away from the headrest frame, the support surface comprising a concave upper part and a convex bottom part relative to the passenger seat.
||WO||WO/2014/168587 - METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING AN INPUT IMAGE||16.10.2014||
||PCT/SG2014/000162||AGENCY FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH||LI, Zhengguo|
In various embodiments of the present disclosure, there is provided a method for processing an input image. The method includes generating a base layer portion and a detail layer portion from the input image by carrying out a linear transformation of pixels of a guidance image, and determining, for each of the pixels of the guidance image, a variance of the pixels in a surrounding window of pixels. Further, the method includes determining, for each of the pixels of the guidance image, a weight value of the pixels based on the determined variance, wherein the pixels are weighted in the linear transformation according to the determined weight value. Accordingly, a system for processing an input image is also provided.
||WO||WO/2014/168585 - POLYCAPROLACTONE MICROCARRIERS FOR STEM CELL CULTURE AND FABRICATION THEREOF||16.10.2014||
||PCT/SG2014/000158||AGENCY FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH||BIRCH, William|
A method for making polycaprolactone (PCL) microcarriers (microspheres) is disclosed together with uses of the microcarriers. The PCL microcaniers are coated with a matrix component and are used in methods of cell culture and stem cell differentiation. The PCL microcarriers are formed using emulsion techniques. The PCL microcarriers may be used in tissue engineering.
||WO||WO/2014/168581 - A SEAFLOOR VERTICAL HOISTING SYSTEM AND METHOD||16.10.2014||
||PCT/SG2014/000147||NAUTILUS MINERALS SINGAPORE PTE LTD||PARIANOS, John Michael|
A seafloor vertical hoisting system for hoisting ore from the seafloor, the hoisting system comprising a drive mechanism, at least one line adapted to be driven by the drive mechanism, a plurality of containers adapted to be operatively attached to the at least one line, a first casing adapted to at least partially encase the at least one line and the plurality of containers as they are hoisted relative to the seafloor and a second casing adapted to at least partially encase the at least one line and the plurality of containers as they are lowered towards the seafloor.
||WO||WO/2014/168586 - LENS ARRAY PACKAGES AND IMAGE CAPTURING DEVICES INCORPORATING THE SAME||16.10.2014||
||PCT/SG2014/000159||HEPTAGON MICRO OPTICS PTE. LTD.||ROSSI, Markus|
Various features can be provided to help reduce or alleviate the effects of thermal expansion/contraction of a lens array material. Such features include stress release cuts in the surface(s) of the lens array, a frame having a low constant of thermal expansion (CTE) embedded within the lens array, or polymer fibers wrapped around the lens array or around the lens array housing. The features can be used alone or in conjunction with one or more of the other features for reducing or alleviating the effects of the thermal expansion/contraction. In addition, one or more parts of a housing for the lens array can be composed of a material having a relatively low CTE. The lens array package can be incorporated into a camera or other image capturing device.