Tainan, Taiwan

National Cheng Kung University is a research-led comprehensive university in Tainan City, Taiwan. In Chinese, its name is shortened to 成大 . Cheng Kung is named after Cheng Ch'eng-Kung , who defeated the Dutch and founded the Kingdom of Tungning in Taiwan. NCKU is one of the most prestigious universities in Taiwan, with a high reputation in science, engineering, medicine, management, planning and design. According to US News and World Report - 2014 Global Universities Ranking , NCKU was ranked #22 Best Global University for Engineering and Computer Science. Times Higher Education- QS World University Rankings and Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities, NCKU was ranked second or third among all universities in Taiwan. Many surveys throughout the years have shown that its students are most desired by Taiwanese companies. NCKU has 9 colleges, 40 departments, 82 graduate institutes, and 54 research centers, and it is also a major university, educational, and area-network center in Taiwan.NCKU is among the four universities of Taiwan's Public Ivy - the Taiwan Comprehensive University System. Wikipedia.


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National Cheng Kung University | Date: 2016-05-20

A limb movement function evaluating method and the implantation system are provided. The aforementioned system includes a limb fixing device, limb guiding device, driver, actuator, impedance detector, and movement function analyzer. The limb fixing device is used to fix the first end of the user limb. The driver is used to guide the second end of the user limb through the actuator so as to make the second end moving relatively to the first end. The impedance detector is further connected to the driver so as to measure mechanical impedance where the movement of the user limb responses to the driving point of the driver. Finally, the limb movement analyzer compares the measured mechanical impedance and the movement path of the user limb so as to form a limb movement function curve. Therefore, the medical staff can make accurate rehabilitation evaluation according to the limb movement function curve.


Patent
National Cheng Kung University | Date: 2016-08-22

The present invention relates to a biodegradable nanocomplex. The biodegradable nanocomplex comprises a first electrically charged substance, a charge-redistribution substance, a second electrically charged substance and a carried substance, for holding the carried substance inside. The first electrically charged substance and the carried substance have the same electrical polarity, and the biodegradable nanocomplex has a nonuniformally and positively charge distribution along a radial direction thereof. The nonuniformally and positively charge distribution comprises a first electrically charged portion having substantially electrical neutrality, a second electrically charged portion surrounding the first electrically charged portion, and a third electrically charged portion surrounding the second electrically charged portion, in which the third electrically charged portion comprises an outermost surface of the biodegradable nanocomplex, thereby modulating the carried substance towards the desired immune responses via the nonuniformally and positively charge distribution.


Patent
National Cheng Kung University | Date: 2016-09-23

A method for determining a treatment response of cells is provided with steps of providing a un-treated first sample and a treated second sample; applying an electric signal to the first sample and the second sample; obtaining a first motion parameter of the first sample and a second motion parameter of the second sample in the electric signal, respectively; and comparing the first motion parameter and the second motion parameter to determine whether there is a difference. The difference represents that the treatment response exists.


Patent
National Cheng Kung University | Date: 2016-07-11

The present invention relates to an immunostimulatory nanocomplex. The immunostimulatory nanocomplex comprises polyglutamic acid (PGA), a first positively charged substance, a second positively charged substance and a dengue viral protein for holding the dengue viral protein inside. The immunostimulatory nanocomplex is characterized by having a nonuniformally and positively charge distribution along a radial direction thereof. The nonuniformally and positively charge distribution comprises a first electrically charged portion having substantially electrical neutrality, a second electrically charged portion surrounding the first electrically charged portion, and a third electrically charged portion surrounding the second electrically charged portion. The third electrically charged portion has a third volume charge density more than a second volume charge density of the second electrically charged portion, thereby enhancing CD8(+) T-cell response and higher antibody titer after administrating an organism with the immunostimulatory nanocomplex.


A radio frequency energy-transmitting apparatus includes a harmonic radar unit and a harmonic radar control unit. The harmonic radar unit transmits a radar wave with a fundamental frequency. After a radio frequency energy-harvesting apparatus receives the radar wave, the radio frequency energy-harvesting apparatus generates and transmits a radar reflection harmonic wave. A frequency of the radar reflection harmonic wave is a multiple frequency of the radar wave. After the harmonic radar unit receives the radar reflection harmonic wave, the harmonic radar control unit determines a location of the radio frequency energy-harvesting apparatus. According to the location of the radio frequency energy-harvesting apparatus, the harmonic radar control unit controls the harmonic radar unit, so that a radar wave beam of the radar wave transmitted from the harmonic radar unit is directed toward the location of the radio frequency energy-harvesting apparatus.


Patent
National Cheng Kung University | Date: 2016-04-19

A portable electronic device with a smart air purifier is provided with an electronic device body having a display surface, a back surface and a side jointed with the surfaces. The smart air purifier is embedded in the electronic device body. The smart air purifier includes a container, a fan, an air cleaning device, an air quality receiver, a tracking device, an adjustable opening, and a control panel. The container includes an air inlet formed on the back surface, an air outlet formed on the display surface, and an opening formed on the side. The fan draws air from the inlet to provide an airflow. The air cleaning device filters the airflow. The air quality receiver detects quality of the airflow. The tracking device tracks the user. The adjustable opening is disposed at the air outlet of the container. The control panel controls the fan and the adjustable opening.


A low power consumption sigma-delta modulator architecture capable of dynamic detection of output signal strength to change dynamic range, a method for implementing low power consumption circuit thereof, and a method for automatically correcting and extending dynamic range of the sigma-delta modulator are provided. An automatic correction unit is utilized to detect system output signal strength of the sigma-delta modulator, compare system input signal specifications to come out multiple sets of dynamic range curves, and thereby extract an appropriate combination of system order and feed-forward coefficients so as to extend the system dynamic range. The circuit architecture of the automatic correction unit is in a digital circuit form, including a digital signal processor, a counter and register array, a comparator, a digital coefficient controller, a feed-forward gain control unit and a system order control unit.


Patent
National Cheng Kung University | Date: 2015-10-05

A method of treating ovarian, tubal and peritoneal cancer is revealed. It comprises administering an effective amount of a pharmaceutical composition (including a copper chelator, a platinum-based chemotherapeutic agent and an anthracycline) to a subject in need thereof for reducing concentration of intracellular copper ions and promoting activation of transcription factor Sp1 and human copper transporter 1 (hCTR1).


Patent
National Cheng Kung University | Date: 2017-02-08

Reducing inflammatory pain in a subject having or being suspected of having an inflammatory pain using an IL-20 antagonist, which can be an antibody that blocks a signaling pathway mediated by IL-20. Such antibodies include anti-IL-20 antibodies and anti-IL-20R antibodies that specifically block the IL-20 signaling pathway.


Patent
National Cheng Kung University | Date: 2016-09-09

Embodiments of the present invention provide a two-phase process for searching the root causes of the yield loss in the production line 100. In a first phase, process tools and their process tool types that are likely to cause the yield loss are identified, and in a second phase, the process parameters that are likely to cause the yield loss within the process tool types found in the first phase are identified. In each phase, two different algorithms can be used to generate a reliance index (RI_(k)) for gauge the reliance levels of their search results.

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