Pixela Corporation and University of Brunei Darussalam | Date: 2015-10-26
A roofing material composition and a method of applying that roofing material composition using specific angles to deflect infra-red rays and provide aesthetically nice finish is disclosed. The first coat of the roofing material is light in color and the second color may be a light or a dark color. The rough surface is prepared using specific filler, resin and paint to deflect infra-red rays and reduce heating inside a building.
University of Brunei Darussalam | Date: 2015-03-02
A real time visualization method and system for evaluating and monitoring recovery progress of Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstructed/injured subject is provided. The method includes receiving multiple super-imposed bio-signals from an eletromyogram (EMG) for muscles of limbs of the patient and signals pertaining to three dimensional kinematics measurement from a motion sensor set, processing the signals to extract wavelet features and evaluating the wavelet features to determine the extent of rehabilitation and a recovery classification of the patients limb from ACL injury. The system includes an input interface circuit, a processing module, a comparator module and an output interface circuit for providing an estimate of the extent of rehabilitation the patients limb from ACL injury.
Ibm and University of Brunei Darussalam | Date: 2015-09-23
Methods, systems, and computer program products for detecting losses in electrical networks are provided herein. A computer-implemented method includes computing a consumption estimation for each consumer associated with a network; determining a difference between (i) the consumption estimation and (ii) actual consumption for each consumer; clustering the consumers into a cluster based on a consumption pattern associated with each consumer; determining a level of deviation of (i) the consumption pattern associated with each consumer from (ii) a consumption pattern representative of the cluster; clustering the consumers into two or more clusters based on a consumption pattern during a first interval of time and during a second interval of time; determining, for each consumer, a level of evolution from (i) a first cluster during the first interval to (ii) a second cluster during the second interval; and identifying consumers associated with a given loss within the network.
Ibm and University of Brunei Darussalam | Date: 2015-10-29
Methods, systems, and computer program products for determining intermittent renewable energy penetration limits in a grid are provided herein. A computer-implemented method includes determining a load forecast for an electrical network based on historical load data and future step load information; determining the maximum size of renewable energy sources that can be added to the network based on the load forecast, parameters pertaining to the network, information pertaining to the renewable energy sources, and information pertaining to non-renewable energy sources; determining a storage component size for storing renewable energy generated by the renewable energy sources based on the maximum size of the renewable energy sources and constraints associated with the network; determining a minimum loading level of the non-renewable energy sources based on the load forecast, intermittency data associated with the renewable energy sources and the parameters pertaining to the network; and configuring the network based on the determinations.
Sudan University of Science, Technology and University of Brunei Darussalam | Date: 2015-12-28
Methods, systems, program products are described to create a social network based on dynamic interests of users and using ad-hoc networking. A user of mobile device can identify another user who is close by and has similar interests. Dynamic interests of the users can be extracted or identified based on mobile usage, browsing history, places traveled, and other user actions. Users are notified if another user who is similar more than a threshold is present nearby. The system also facilitates communication between users by way of chatting, file sharing, image sharing etc.
Ibm and University of Brunei Darussalam | Date: 2015-04-15
Methods, systems, and computer program products for scheduling crop transplantations are provided herein. A method includes determining one or more lifecycle constraints associated with a given crop via analysis of crop data; determining one or more cultivation conditions constraints associated with cultivating the given crop via analysis of cultivation conditions data; determining one or more weather forecast constraints associated with a given geographic area via analysis of weather forecast data; and generating a transplantation schedule for the given crop in the given geographic area based on determining a fit across (i) the one or more lifecycle constraints, (ii) the one or more cultivation conditions constraints, and (iii) the one or more weather forecast constraints.
Ibm and University of Brunei Darussalam | Date: 2016-10-07
One embodiment provides a method including: prior to an initial period of operation of an appliance, storing in memory a first set of characteristics of the appliance; during an initial period of operation of the appliance, learning a second set of characteristics of the appliance; during subsequent operation of the appliance: detecting an adverse operating condition of the appliance; and based on the first set of characteristics, the second set of characteristics and the detected adverse operating condition, determining a corrective action to be taken with regard to the appliance, the corrective action comprising at least one of: switching off the appliance and warning a user of the detected adverse operating condition. Other aspects are described and claimed.
University of Brunei Darussalam | Date: 2015-12-14
This study describes about a new electrochemical biosensor using DNA-redox electrostatic interaction and their subsequent non-specific adsorption on graphene screen-printed electrode or biochip. The ruthenium hexamine molecule [Ru(NH_(3))_(6)]^(3+), or RuHex, was observed to form complexes with free DNA in solution that adsorbed onto graphene surfaces, enabling the development of a rapid, high-sensitivity DNA biosensor. Reproducible cathodic current signals were generated from these low-cost graphene biochips, both in the presence and absence of dsDNA and loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) amplicons. The combination of the DNA-redox molecule complexes and the graphene surface therefore provided a novel detection strategy. This new biosensor was able to identify different meat species based on the isothermal amplification of target genes followed by electrochemical detection with square wave voltammetry.
University of Brunei Darussalam | Date: 2015-12-06
The present disclosure relates to a method to enhance the efficiency and reduce interfacial charge transfer resistance in dye sensitized solar cell (DSSC) and a perovskite solar cell (PSC) by fabricating with Mg and La doped photoanodes. Mg and La co-doped into TiO_(2 )has shown more than 20% efficiency than pristine TiO_(2 )and more than 5% higher efficiency than the single doping of 1% La and Mg in TiO_(2 )cells. Thus, the present disclosure relates to an improved photoanode material to be used in solar cells.
University of Brunei Darussalam | Date: 2016-04-18
A carbon nanofiber-based label free electrochemical immunosensor for sensitive detection of proteins in a fluid is described. The immunosensor as disclosed is a modified carbon nano-fiber screen printed electrode (CNF-SPE) wherein the electrode is modified with a carboxyphenyl film and then activated by EDC/NHS. Further, a monolayer of 4-aminophenylboronic acid coating was then fabricated onto the electrode to allow orientation of antibody via bonding of boronic acid-saccharide of oligosaccharide moiety located on the Fc region of antibody. The modified electrode is then used for the detection of a hormone such as rbST in a fluid with a detection limit of 1 pg/ml.