WO/2016/190807 APPARATUS AND METHOD OF DETERMINING PLACEMENT OF A TUBE||WO||01.12.2016|
||PCT/SG2015/050125||INSTITUTE OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION||NG, Wee Loon|
An apparatus and a method for determining a placement of a tube are provided, the apparatus comprises a fluid discharge module for discharging fluid into a first end of the tube; a sensor module for capturing sound produced at an approximate vicinity of the second end of the tube; and a processing unit for processing the sound to obtain one or more parameters; said one or more parameters for determining the placement of the tube.
WO/2016/190810 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DETERMINING MERCHANT SATISFACTION||WO||01.12.2016|
||PCT/SG2016/050230||MASTERCARD ASIA/PACIFIC PTE LTD||NERKAR, Sanket|
A system comprising a database comprising authorization data and clearing data from transactions carried out at a plurality of merchants over a payment network, the authorization data comprising a plurality of transaction records, each transaction record comprising a payment card identifier, a merchant identifier, a transaction identifier, a time and date, and an authorization transaction amount; the clearing data comprising a plurality of transaction identifiers and a corresponding plurality of clearing transaction amounts. The system also comprises a gratuity calculation component in communication with the database. The gratuity calculation component is configured to: generate, from the authorization data and the clearing data, a table of matched transaction identifiers by comparing at least a subset of the transaction identifiers of the transaction records to the plurality of transaction identifiers of the clearing data; and for the matched transaction identifiers, generating gratuity data by computing respective differences between the corresponding clearing transaction amounts and authorization transaction amounts.
WO/2016/190811 SEAMLESS UNIQUE USER IDENTIFICATION AND MANAGEMENT||WO||01.12.2016|
||PCT/SG2016/050236||GOGO APP PTE. LTD.||CHOW, Wing Hong|
The invention discloses a method and apparatus for the automated capturing and management of Unique Identifiers in electronic and other equipment, so that one or more users can be uniquely identified and granted access to a service or services via one or more communication networks.
WO/2016/190812 A COMPUTERIZED METHOD AND SYSTEM OF CREDIT APPLICATION AND ISSUANCE THEREOF||WO||01.12.2016|
||PCT/SG2016/050239||MASTERCARD ASIA/PACIFIC PTE LTD||LYNCH, Kieran|
A computerized method of issuing credit to an applicant is provided. The method has steps of: (a) receiving credit application request from the applicant, said credit application request being transmitted electronically via a mobile data input device of the applicant; (b) sending an electronic query to the applicant requesting a response including application data required from the applicant; (c) electronically receiving the application data via the data input device, said application data containing information indicative of an identity of the applicant; (d) electronically obtaining a verified identity of the applicant using the application data; (e) electronically determining a credit limit using the verified identity of the applicant; and (f) electronically transmitting a payment token to the data input device of the applicant, wherein said payment token is a system of payment capable of making a payment up to the determined credit limit. A computer system for carrying out the above method is also provided.
WO/2016/190813 ENERGY CONVERSION DEVICE AND METHOD OF FORMING THE SAME||WO||01.12.2016|
||PCT/SG2016/050241||NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY||SU, Pei-Chen|
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. The method may also include forming a cavity on the second surface of the semiconductor substrate using a deep reactive ion etch. The method may further include enlarging said cavity by carrying out one or more wet etches so that the enlarged cavity is at least partially defined by a vertical arrangement comprising a first lateral cavity surface of the semiconductor substrate extending substantially along a first direction, and a second lateral cavity surface of the semiconductor substrate adjoining the first lateral cavity surface. The method may include forming a first electrode on a first surface of the electrolyte layer, and forming a second electrode on a second surface of the electrolyte layer.
WO/2016/190814 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FACIAL RECOGNITION||WO||01.12.2016|
||PCT/SG2016/050244||TRAKOMATIC PTE. LTD||LIN, Xiaoming|
The present invention relates to a method and a system for facial recognition. The method comprises the steps of a) reading an image which can show one or more persons, b) detecting whether said image shows at least one human face of a person, wherein the method is only continued if the image shows at least one face, c) analyzing the image for non-facial attributes of the person of this face, d) extracting facial attributes of this face from the image, e) sorting and/or filtering face templates stored in a database by said non-facial- attributes, f) searching the sorted and/or filtered database for a face-template matching this face of the image.
WO/2016/190815 NANOSTRUCTURED IRON/CARBON FOR SCAVENGING OXYGEN||WO||01.12.2016|
||PCT/SG2016/050245||AGENCY FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH||LI, Xu|
The invention is directed to a nanostructured composite material comprising a mixture of at least one metal particle such as iron and a carbon material from biomass such as D-glucose, D-glucosamine hydrochloride or a-cyclodextrin. The invention is also directed to a composition comprising the composite material comprising the composite material and an inorganic salt, and a method for synthesizing the composite material comprising immersing the carbon material into a solution of metal ions, drying the impregnated carbon particle and subjecting the impregnated carbon particle to a carbothermal reduction process. The nanostructured composite material is useful as an oxygen scavenging layer in a multi-layer film which comprises the oxygen scavenging layer and an oxygen barrier layer that retards the permeation of oxygen from an external environment.
WO/2016/190816 SENSOR ARRANGEMENTS AND METHODS OF OPERATING A SENSOR ARRANGEMENT||WO||01.12.2016|
||PCT/SG2016/050247||AGENCY FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH||TAO, Jifang|
According to various embodiments, there is provided a sensor arrangement including a filter configured to provide an output signal having an output wavelength, the output wavelength having a dependence on a temperature of the filter; a temperature module configured to change the temperature of the filter; a controller circuit configured to control the temperature module for changing the temperature of the filter until the output wavelength increases with decreasing temperature; and a determination circuit configured to determine a dew point of an environment surrounding the sensor arrangement, based on a minimum value of the output wavelength and the dependence.
WO/2016/190817 METHOD OF EVAPORATING LIQUID IN MICRO-CAPILLARIES||WO||01.12.2016|
||PCT/SG2016/050248||JN MEDSYS PTE LTD||NG, Kian Kok Johnson|
There is provided a method of charging an array of micro-capillaries, the micro-capillaries having at least one end that is open for fluid communication, the method comprising the steps of: (a) filling the array of micro-capillaries with an assay liquid; (b) controllably evaporating at least some of the assay liquid to remove it from the microcapillary and creating a void space in each of the capillaries between the assay liquid and the open end; and (c) filling the void space with a liquid that is immiscible with said assay liquid. There is also provided a use of the disclosed method for conducting a polymerase chain reaction and a device for charging an array of micro-capillaries.
WO/2016/190818 SYNTHESIS AND APPLICATION OF TUNGSTEN CHALCOGENIDE HETERO-STRUCTURED NANOMATERIALS||WO||01.12.2016|
||PCT/SG2016/050249||NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY||ZHANG, Hua|
The present invention demonstrates a facile method for the synthesis of tungsten chalcogenide hetero-structured nanomaterials in a colloidal solution process, wherein the tungsten precursor is a tungsten salt, a tungsten complex or a combination thereof, and the chalcogen precursor is a chalcogen element, a chalcogen compound, a chalcogen complex, or a metal chalcogenide. By modifying the reaction conditions as described herein, different forms of tungsten chalcogenide hetero-structured nanomaterials can be produced. The thus obtained nanomaterials may be employed in the economical and environmental friendly fabrication of electronic devices, such as organic photovoltaic devices, field emission transistors, gas sensors, and in particular light emitting diodes. As demonstrated for quantum dot light-emitting diodes, outstanding results with respect to thermal stability, luminescence, brightness, and overall performance can be achieved when replacing materials commonly employed for the assembling of hole transport layers or buffer layers in the fabrication of light-emitting diodes, such as PEDOTPSS, with the tungsten chalcogenide hetero- structured nanomaterials according to the present invention.