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National Taiwan Normal University , or Shīdà 師大, is an institution of higher education and normal school operating out of three campuses in Taipei, Taiwan. NTNU is widely recognized as one of Taiwan's elite higher education institutions. The university enrolls approximately 11,000 students each year. The ratio of undergraduate to graduate students is 6:4. Approximately 1,500 students are international. Wikipedia.

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National Taiwan Normal University | Date: 2016-10-13

A method of power management to be implemented by an energy-consuming device includes the steps of: while the energy-consuming device is in an operating state, receiving an input associated with a time period; determining first energy consumption for operation in the operating state for the time period; determining second energy consumption for switching to a shutdown state; determining a smaller one between the first and second energy consumptions; maintaining operation in the operating state when it is determined that the first energy consumption is the smaller one; and switching to the shutdown state when it is determined that the second energy consumption is the smaller one.

National Taiwan Normal University | Date: 2016-09-15

An electronic device includes a display unit, an input unit, a memory unit, a sensor unit, a communication unit, and a control unit. The display unit is configured to display a question and answers corresponding to the question. The input unit is configured to allow user selection of one of the answers. The sensor unit is configured to detect movement of the electronic device. The control unit is configured to control the memory unit to record the one of the answers and to determine whether the movement meets a predetermined condition of shaking after the user selection is received by the input unit, and to control the communication unit to transmit the one of the answers when it is determined that the movement meets the predetermined condition.

National Taiwan Normal University | Date: 2016-12-20

This invention proposes using a feed forward quasi universal converter for energy harvesters, and uses it to power IoTs (Internet of things). A typical DC to DC converter uses voltage feedback control or current feedback control. It is not easy for the input impedance to closely match the output impedance of the power source. In the meantime, it also meets its output voltage and power targets. The Feed forward Quasi Universal Converter proposed in this invention controls the input impedance and the output voltage/power within a range that meets the design targets. It is also achieved with a simple electronic adjustment when the source impedance changes or the output requirements change. It has the potential to shorten the IoTs system industrys product development cycle, reduce installation and maintenance costs and facilitate the adoption of hybrid energy sources.

National Taiwan Normal University | Date: 2016-04-08

An economizer compressor is to be used in an air conditioner. The air conditioner includes the economizer compressor, an evaporator, and a container. The evaporator generates condensed water during operation. The container receives the condensed water generated by the evaporator. The economizer compressor includes a main body and a textile member that is capable of transferring moisture and is quick drying. The main body is to be disposed in the container. The textile member covers at least a part of the main body, and is to be used for absorbing the condensed water.

Disclosed is neutrophil geleatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) for use in prevention and treatment of polycystic kidney diseases. By administration of NGAL, the lifespan of patients can be prolonged.

Disclosed is a method of treating or preventing polycystic kidney disease (PKD) by administration of neutrophil geleatinase-associated lipocalin (Ngal) protein. Also, a transgenic non-human animal model is established to investigate the effect of overexpression of exogenous Ngal on PKD progression.

National Taiwan Normal University and Chang Gung Memorial Hospital | Date: 2016-10-04

The present invention is related to an extracting method of kuguacin, pharmaceutical composition comprising the kuguacin and use thereof, specifically related to a use of the kuguacin for treating periodontal diseases.

National Taiwan Normal University | Date: 2016-05-17

An air conditioning economizer includes a compressor, a condenser, a metering device, an evaporator generating condensed water during operation, a refrigerant pipe and a textile member. The refrigerant pipe is a loop pipe interconnecting the compressor, the condenser, the metering device and the evaporator, and includes a supercooling section interconnecting the condenser and the metering device. The textile member is capable of transferring moisture, is quick drying, covers the supercooling section, and is for absorbing the condensed water.

National Taiwan Normal University | Date: 2016-06-08

A dynamic tire pressure sensor system for a bike comprises a dynamic tire pressure sensor device and a user receiving carrier wherein the dynamic tire pressure sensor device comprises at least a tire pressure sensor module, a processing module and a transmission module: the tire pressure sensor module transmits tire pressure change data to the processing module; the processing module either performs data operation independently or transmits tire pressure change data to the user receiving carrier from the transmission module for data operation in order to analyze pedaling cadences and pedaling forces during cycling and provide/display real-time sports information on the user receiving carrier.

Xiao D.,Oak Ridge National Laboratory | Chang M.-C.,National Taiwan Normal University | Niu Q.,University of Texas at Austin
Reviews of Modern Physics | Year: 2010

Ever since its discovery the notion of Berry phase has permeated through all branches of physics. Over the past three decades it was gradually realized that the Berry phase of the electronic wave function can have a profound effect on material properties and is responsible for a spectrum of phenomena, such as polarization, orbital magnetism, various (quantum, anomalous, or spin) Hall effects, and quantum charge pumping. This progress is summarized in a pedagogical manner in this review. A brief summary of necessary background is given and a detailed discussion of the Berry phase effect in a variety of solid-state applications. A common thread of the review is the semiclassical formulation of electron dynamics, which is a versatile tool in the study of electron dynamics in the presence of electromagnetic fields and more general perturbations. Finally, a requantization method is demonstrated that converts a semiclassical theory to an effective quantum theory. It is clear that the Berry phase should be added as an essential ingredient to our understanding of basic material properties. © 2010 The American Physical Society.

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