King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals is a public university in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Among Saudi universities, its science and engineering programs are highly regarded. It offers some programs that are not offered elsewhere in Saudi Arabia. Wikipedia.
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals | Date: 2017-01-27
Novel compounds comprising a Pt(II) metal center and S-containing ligands as anticancer agents including tetrakis(1,3-diazinane-2-thione)platinum(II) chloride monohydrate complex [Pt(Diaz)_(4)]Cl_(2).H_(2)O, wherein Diaz=1,3-diazinane-2-thione. Cytotoxic evaluations reveal that the compound possesses better cytotoxic activities against MCF7 than cisplatin. Methods of treating cancer comprising administering the compound are also provided.
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals | Date: 2017-07-12
The present invention relates to a door security system and method. More particularly, the present invention provides a door security system and method increasing the home security for elder people without limiting the privacy of or convenience for residents. The method comprises detecting closing of a door; keeping a first locking mechanism of said door in an open position for a first predetermined period of time after said closing; after said predetermined period of time, changing said first locking mechanism into a locked position. The re-entry time frame permits a user to re-enter without a key, immediately after realizing they forgot it. The invention further provides a home security method comprising recognizing a motion of a person on a door of a house through a camera provided in or near the door; producing streaming footage through a video camera; sending the produced streaming footage to a central processing server hidden inside the house; processing the streaming footage for face recognition purpose and checking against several databases in order to assess, if the person on the outside is either a person positively marked by the homeowner, such as friend and family, or negatively marked; and storing all data on the server. The home security method finds a compromise between security of the residents while maintaining the privacy using a step-up-evaluation process of potential incidents.
Rieger, Constantinescu, Redmond, Scott, King Fahd University of Petroleum, Minerals, Fedorak and Lundgren | Date: 2017-05-17
A system is provided for monitoring patients with dysphagia, or swallowing impairments, that monitors muscle movement during intensive swallowing exercises to provide adjuvant visual feedback from surface electromyography.
Saudi Aramco, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals | Date: 2017-03-08
The present invention relates to asphalt compositions. The present invention provides for a sulfur rubber asphalt binder composition that includes a base asphalt having a softening point, elemental sulfur, and a crumb rubber material. The crumb rubber material is combined with the base asphalt and the elemental sulfur to create the sulfur rubber asphalt binder composition. The crumb rubber material is present in the sulfur rubber asphalt binder in an amount effective to increase the softening point as compared to the softening point of the base asphalt.
King Fahd University of Petroleum, Minerals, Freeberg, Schomberg and Goeman | Date: 2017-05-24
A system for limiting the flow from a dispensing valve when a dispensing cartridge is replaced with the system including a dispenser cartridge with a cam and a water socket with a flow limiter therein that is activeable in response to the position of the dispenser cartridge in the dispensing valve and operable in response to an upstream fluid pressure in the dispensing valve.
King Fahd University of Petroleum, Minerals, Delphius Commercial and Industrial Technologies Pty. Ltd. | Date: 2017-03-15
The invention provides an apparatus(8) for cleaning cloth which includes a body(10) with an aperture, a closure, which is engageable with the aperture, a tub(26) with an outer shell and a cylindrical Inner cavity which corresponds with the aperture, a drum(28), which is positioned inside the cylindrical inner cavity(54) and which includes a wall, with an inner surface, an outer surface and a plurality of perforations(62) in the wait, a base(64) and an opposing mouth(66) which registers with the aperture, a drive means(30) which is connected to or engaged with the drum and which allows rotational movement of the drum about an axis, a generator(32) and an electrical power supply(78), inside the body, wherein the power supply is adapted to provide pulsating electrical power to the generator and wherein the generator is actuable to produce pulses of microwave energy at least into part of the drum.
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals | Date: 2017-03-01
A photovoltaic system is described that improves energy efficiency (conversion of solar energy to electrical energy) by beam-splitting, via reflective filters, the incident solar light into a reflective portion and an exit portion. The reflective portion and the exit portion are directed to respective photovoltaic cells that convert the incident light energy into electrical energy. The concentrated solar light is collimated then split via reflective filters saving on the reflective filter area and reducing overall bulkiness of the beam-splitting system. Further, a cascade of multiple filters is used to split either the reflected spectra or the exit spectra of solar light.
Indyme Solutions LLC, King Fahd University of Petroleum, Minerals, Kepner, Deal, Budano and Morikawa | Date: 2017-02-22
Fitting room management and occupancy monitoring system for retail operations having fitting rooms wherein, the system if capable of notifying staff of fitting room occupancy, the need for cleaning, and/or the need for customer help in real time as well as collecting and tracking data, of fitting room activity according to preset business rules. The system further assists retail operations with reduction of theft incidents, improvement of conversion rates arid employee compliance rates.
Saudi Aramco, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals | Date: 2017-01-04
Embodiments of processes for producing propylene utilize a dual catalyst system comprising a mesoporous silica catalyst impregnated with metal oxide and a mordenite framework inverted (MFI) structured silica catalyst downstream of the mesoporous silica catalyst, where the mesoporous silica catalyst includes a pore size distribution of at least 2.5 nm to 40 nm and a total pore volume of at least 0.600 cm^(3)/g, and the MFI structured silica catalyst has a total acidity of 0.001 mmol/g to 0.1 mmol/g. The propylene is produced from the butene stream via metathesis by contacting the mesoporous silica catalyst and subsequent cracking by contacting the MFI structured silica catalyst.
King Fahd University of Petroleum, Minerals and Saudi Aramco | Date: 2017-09-27
Compositions and processed for their use as additives for reducing the sulfur content of FCC gasoline employ a support material having deposited on its surface (a) a first metal component from Group IIB of the Periodic Table and (b) a second metal component from Group III or Group IV of the Periodic Table. The additive composition is preferably made of a montmorillonite clay support containing zinc and gallium, zinc and zirconium. Alternatively, the additive composition includes support material having deposited on its surface a metal component from Group III of the Periodic Table, preferably a montmorillonite clay support containing gallium. The clay is impregnated with the metal(s) using the known incipient wetness method and the dried powdered additive composition is preferably formed into shapes suitable for use in the FCC unit.