Patents Assigned to Institute of Nuclear Energy Research, Atomic Energy Council
  • Patent number: 10948180
    Abstract: A gasification reactor is provided. The reactor comprises a first gasification area, a second gasification area and a shared combustion area. The shared combustion area is set between the first and second gasification areas. Therein, the (present invention applies interconnected fluidized beds in gasification. The connecting piping between the first and second gasification areas are separately replaced with dense beds to be integrated for forming a single reactor. Thus, the present invention simplifies the system, saves the cost and reduces the operation difficulty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Institute of Nuclear Energy Research, Atomic Energy Council, Executive Yuan, R.O.C.
    Inventors: Yau-Pin Chyou, Po-Chuang Chen, Keng-Tung Wu, Rei-Yu Chein
  • Patent number: 10934314
    Abstract: A method for preparing organoboron derivatives containing oxygen atoms and an aromatic ring as labeled precursors of dopamine positron emission tomography imaging agents is revealed. Hydrochloride salt of cocaine is used as an initiator. Organoboron derivatives containing oxygen atoms are directly produced on an aromatic ring as drug substances and the aromatic ring is directly labeled with radioisotope fluorine-18 (F-18). The method takes only five steps including four steps for preparing organoboron derivatives containing oxygen atoms and an aromatic ring as drug substances and a step of labeling the aromatic ring of the organoboron derivatives with F-18 directly. Not only the process time is significantly reduced, the total yield rate is also improved effectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Institute of Nuclear Energy Research, Atomic Energy Council, Executive Yuan, R.O.C.
    Inventors: Yu Chang, Wen-Ching Wu
  • Patent number: 10925981
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hexa-lactoside-triazanonane triacetic acid (NOTA) derivative, a method for radiolabeling a hexa-lactoside positron emission tomography (PET) imaging agent for a liver receptor with Ga-68, and a hexa-lactoside PET imaging agent for a liver receptor. The hexa-lactoside-NOTA derivative is a conjugate of six chains of lactose with NOTA obtained by conjugating hexa-lactoside to a chelating agent p-thiocyanate-benzyl-triazanonane diacetic acid-glutamic acid in the presence of triethyl amine/dimethyl formamide as a solvent. The radiolabeling method comprises labeling with Ga-68 at room temperature. According to the present invention, the labeling effect is stable, the labeling efficiency of the labeled product is greater than 95%, the labeled product is highly stable and the radiochemical purity is still greater than 90% after 4 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH, ATOMIC ENERGY COUNCIL, EXECUTIVE YUAN, R.O.C
    Inventors: Wuu-Jyh Lin, Mei-Hui Wang, Hung-Man Yu, Kun-Liang Lin, Yan-Feng Jiang, Rui-Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 10925572
    Abstract: A geometric calibration method for dual-axis digital tomosynthesis includes the steps of: providing a calibration phantom having a first plate, a second plate parallel to the first plate, and mark points distributed to the first and second plates; arranging any mark point at the first plate not to be vertically collinear with a mark point at the second plate; projecting the calibration phantom onto a planar detector to obtain a projected calibration-phantom image; deriving a conversion relationship between the mark point and the corresponding projected position at the planar detector to further establish a projection matrix related to an imaging system; and, applying the projection matrix to calculate a plurality of geometric parameters. In addition, a geometric calibration system for dual-axis digital tomosynthesis is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH, ATOMIC ENERGY COUNCIL, EXECUTIVE YUAN, R.O.C
    Inventors: Chia-Hao Chang, Sheng-Pin Tseng, Yu-Ching Ni, Fan-Pin Tseng
  • Patent number: 10923690
    Abstract: A refined microcrystalline electrode manufacturing method is provided. The refined microcrystalline electrode manufacturing method includes the following step. First, an active material electrode layer is subjected to a conventional thermal annealing (CTA) process in an oxygen-containing environment at a first temperature interval to form an active material crystallization precursor; the active material crystallization precursor is subjected to a rapid thermal annealing (RTA) process in the oxygen-containing environment at a second temperature interval to form an active material coating layer with uniformly distributed fine microcrystal grains, wherein the temperature range of the second temperature interval is greater than the temperature range of the first temperature interval. In addition, a thin film battery and a thin film battery manufacturing method are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH, ATOMIC ENERGY COUNCIL, EXECUTIVE YUAN, R.O.C
    Inventors: Tien-Hsiang Hsueh, Yuh-Jenq Yu, Chi-Hung Su, Der-Jun Jan
  • Patent number: 10920742
    Abstract: A noise-reduction device for a wind turbine and the wind turbine applied thereof are introduced. The noise-reduction device has a body. The body has a connection portion and a spoiler. The connection portion is concavely disposed on one side of the body and corresponds in shape to the wind turbine's blade so as to be fixed to a confronting edge of the wind turbine blade. The spoiler is disposed on the opposing side of the body. As soon as the wind turbine blade is driven by wind, the spoiler stirs air and guides the air across two sides thereof. When guided by the spoiler, airflows turn into vortexes on the wind turbine blade; hence, the chance that the wind turbine will stall and generate noise is greatly reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH, ATOMIC ENERGY COUNCIL, EXECUTIVE YUAN, R.O.C.
    Inventors: Yan-Ting Lin, Guan-Ting Lin, En-Kai Cheng, Chin-Cheng Huang
  • Patent number: 10916800
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for plating a lithium (Li)-compound thin film. In the thin film, Li is obtained through thermal evaporation, and titanium (Ti) or other metal by using arc plasma. The elements converted into gas phase are co-deposited in a plasma environment with a reaction gas (oxygen) to be activated as excited atoms or molecules for reaction. In the end, all of the constituent elements are deposited on a substrate to form the Li-compound thin film. Thus, reaction efficiency is high with a fast deposition rate. The composition ratio of each element is independently determined to control its yield according to the requirement. Hence, the present invention greatly enhances the fabrication rate with lowered production cost for applications in the thin-film battery industries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Institute of Nuclear Energy Research, Atomic Energy Council, Executive Yuan, R.O.C.
    Inventors: Der-Jun Jan, Yuh-Jenq Yu, Tien-Hsiang Hsueh, Tien-F Ko
  • Patent number: 10839516
    Abstract: A simulate segmentation method of cylinder and pie cake digital models utilizes a three-dimensional model and a reference point to cope with various shapes of the nuclear reactor structures. The segmentation simulation of the nuclear reactor structure is conducted with genetic algorithm. The segmentation simulation of the nuclear reactor structure is achieved by using the genetic algorithm to perform a double selection mechanism on the cross-sectional area of the nuclear reactor structure to select the optimal configuration of the segmentation, thus minimizing the cross-sectional areas of the nuclear reactor structure. The cutter segments the nuclear reactor structure based on the optimal configuration of the segmentation, thereby achieving the purpose of minimizing the attrition rate of a cutter and segmenting the nuclear reactor structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH, ATOMIC ENERGY COUNCIL, EXECUTIVE YUAN
    Inventors: Yu-Hsiang Hung, Chung-Hao Huang, Shiang-Fong Chen, Po-Chou Tsai
  • Patent number: 10826101
    Abstract: A flow battery apparatus is provided with shunted currents repressed. The apparatus has a positive electrode device, a negative electrode device and a plurality of gas-gap devices. Gas-gap devices are separately set between branching channels and inlet and outlet manifolds of positive and negative electrodes. Each of the branching channels separately has an inserting tube to be inserted into one of the gas-gap devices. The diameter of the inserted vessel of gas-gap devices is bigger than the diameter of the inserting tube connected to a corresponding one of the branching channels. Thus, working liquids transferred to the positive and negative electrodes are segregated with coordination of the gas-gap devices. Only air spaces and discrete liquid drops are left between separated parts of the working liquids. Thus, shunted currents are repressed by preventing conductive paths from being formed between the positive and negative electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Institute of Nuclear Energy Research, Atomic Energy Council, Executive Yuan, R.O.C.
    Inventors: Hwei-Liang Chang, Ning-Yih Hsu, Yao-Sheng Hsu, Zone-Sure Chang
  • Patent number: 10786903
    Abstract: The present disclosure illustrates a map creation system and a method for a movable robot. The map creation system includes a movable robot and a display device. The movable robot includes a robot body; a driving unit driving the robot body to move in a space; an image capturing unit capturing a image in the space; a sampling unit sampling in the space to obtain a sample; a control unit controlling the operation of the driving unit, the image capturing unit and the sampling unit; and a power supply unit supplying an electrical power to each unit. The display device displays the received image and marks a location in the space where the sample is obtained on the image, and synchronously displays a movement trace of the movable robot in the space according to the driving instructions of the driving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Institute of Nuclear Energy Research, Atomic Energy Council, Executive Yuan
    Inventors: Chung-Hao Huang, Yu-Hsiang Hung, Chiung-Wei Huang, Cheng-Yuan Chang
  • Patent number: 10784533
    Abstract: A Li—Sn—O—S compound, a manufacturing method therefor and use thereof as an electrolyte material of Li-ion batteries, and a Li—Sn—O—S hybrid electrolyte are provided. The Li—Sn—O—S compound of the present invention is laminated Sn—O—S embedded with lithium ions. The Li—Sn—O—S compound is represented by the formula Li3x[LixSn1?x(O,S)2], where x>0. The manufacturing method for a Li—Sn—O—S compound includes the following steps of: (S1000) providing a Sn—O—S compound; (S2000) adding a lithium source into the Sn—O—S compound to form a Li—Sn—O—S precursor; and (S3000) performing calcination on the Li—Sn—O—S precursor in a vulcanization condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH , ATOMIC ENERGY COUNCIL, EXECUTIVE YUAN, R.O.C.
    Inventors: Der-Jun Jan, Dong-Hau Kuo, Roger Lo
  • Patent number: 10710203
    Abstract: A universal jig is provided for clamping wind turbine blades. The jig has a rectangle-like shape forming a space for clamping a blade at the blade root or the blade body. The jig comprises a set of vertically-moving parts; a set of horizontally-moving parts; a plurality of adjusted pads; and a plurality of positioning parts. The vertically-moving parts comprise two upper connecting posts and two lower connecting posts sheathed with each other separately to form two length sides of the jig. The horizontally-moving parts comprise two left connecting posts and two right connecting posts. The adjusted pads are locked on the left and the right connecting posts. The positioning parts are locked at the upper and the lower connecting posts of the length sides of the jig and are locked at the left and the right connecting posts of the width sides of the jig.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH, ATOMIC ENERGY COUNCIL
    Inventors: Yu-Chu Lin, Yan-Ting Lin, Wei-Nian Su, Chin-Cheng Huang
  • Patent number: 10707076
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a nanostructure composite material includes a step of preparing an inorganic material nanostructure, and a step of embedding an organic material to the inorganic material nanostructure so as to form the nanostructure composite material. In addition, a nanostructure composite material is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH, ATOMIC ENERGY COUNCIL, EXECUTIVE YUAN, R.O.C
    Inventors: Der-Jun Jan, Shih-Shou Lo, Cheng-How Wang
  • Patent number: 10709005
    Abstract: Plasma torch with an integrated electrode incorporating many heat pipes each heat pipe comprises an evaporating section and a condensing section set at a front end and a rear end of the electrode, respectively. The heat pipes with extremely high thermal conductivity can be used to replace the traditional water-cooled torch's electrode. The effect of reducing the elevated temperature at the torch's arc root zone through cooling by heat pipes is beneficial for prolonging the lifetime of plasma torch. Each heat pipe is filled with a small amount of working fluid. Even if one heat pipe is etched out, the cooling liquid thus ejected is limited without causing gas explosion and rock curing; the rest of heat pipes are not damage and can still function; although the heat dissipation efficiency might be reduced a little, the plasma torch still works. Thus, flexibility of the whole heat dissipation is enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Institute of Nuclear Energy Research, Atomic Energy Council, Executive Yuan, R.O.C.
    Inventors: Shiaw-Huei Chen, How-Ming Lee
  • Patent number: 10662073
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a Zinc oxide nanocapsule includes: a step of preparing a Zinc oxide narorod; a step of etching the Zinc oxide narorod to form a Zinc oxide nanotube, wherein the Zinc oxide nanotube is a hollow tubular structure; a step of filling a material into the Zinc oxide nanotube; and, a step of regrowing the Zinc oxide nanotube to encapsulate the hollow tubular structure so as to form a Zinc oxide nanocapsule. In addition, a zinc oxide nanocapsule is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH, ATOMIC ENERGY COUNCIL, EXECUTIVE YUAN, R.O.C
    Inventors: Der-Jun Jan, Shih-Shou Lo, Wan-Hsuan Tsai
  • Patent number: 10582898
    Abstract: A tomography method includes: a step of having a photon counting detector to undergo a relative motion with respect to an X-Ray source, and capturing 2×N projected energy spectral data at 2×N individual discrete projection angles that divide the relative motion, the N being a positive integer; a step of reforming the 2×N projected energy spectral data at the 2×N individual discrete projection angles and establishing corresponding projection intensity data; and, a step of basing on the projection intensity data and the 2×N projected energy spectral data at the 2×N individual discrete projection angles to calculate the material decomposition images. In addition, a tomography system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH, ATOMIC ENERGY COUNCIL, EXECUTIVE YUAN, R.O.C.
    Inventors: Chia-Hao Chang, Shu-Chun Chang, Fan-Pin Tseng, Yu-Ching Ni
  • Patent number: 10576442
    Abstract: A chemical looping reactor is provided. The reactor comprises a first reduction reactor, a second reduction reactor and a shared oxidation reactor. The shared oxidation reactor is set between the first and second reduction reactors. Therein, the present invention applies interconnected fluidized beds in chemical looping combustion. Single redox is processed with oxygen carrier (oxide of metal like nickel or copper). The first and second reduction reactors individually handle their own reactions and reactants. Thus, in a chemical looping reactor, two different source materials can be handled at the same time. The oxygen carrier can be cycled separately as well for fully releasing oxygen contained within. High-purity carbon dioxide is further obtained. The application can be extended to hydrogen generation. Hence, the present invention simplifies the reaction mechanism, enhances the yield, improves the operation efficiency and reduces the cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH, ATOMIC ENERGY COUNCIL
    Inventors: Yau-Pin Chyou, Po-Chuang Chen, Keng-Tung Wu, Rei-Yu Chein
  • Patent number: 10578655
    Abstract: A device for measuring low currents is proposed to include: a transimpedance amplifier to convert an analog current signal into an analog voltage signal; an analog-to-digital converter to acquire a graph that plots a curve representing variation of the analog voltage signal using digital codes; a statistic module to acquire a set of crossing numbers by: for each of the digital codes, making a straight line that has a constant value equaling the digital code across time in the graph, and counting a number of crossings of the curve with the straight line; and an analysis module to analyze distribution of the crossing numbers, and to output an output code based on the distribution of the crossing numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH ATOMIC ENERGY COUNCIL, EXECUTIVE YUAN
    Inventors: Chi-Wen Hsieh, Yi-Chun Lin, Tseng-Te Huang, Ming-Chen Yuan, Chien-Hau Chu, Yu-Chin Chi
  • Patent number: 10573898
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a high permeable porous substrate. The high permeable porous substrate includes a porous substrate body and a plurality of channels. The plurality of channels penetrate the first surface of the porous substrate body and do not penetrate the second surface of the porous substrate body. In addition, a solid oxide fuel cell supported by the high permeable porous substrate is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH ATOMIC ENERGY COUNCIL, EXECUTIVE YUAN
    Inventors: Chang-Sing Hwang, Chun-Huang Tsai, Chun-Liang Chang, Zong-Yang Chuang Shie, Sheng-Fu Yang, Te-Jung Huang, Shih-Wei Cheng
  • Patent number: D903075
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Institute of Nuclear Energy Research, Atomic Energy Council, Executive Yuan, R.O.C.
    Inventors: Yi-Ya Huang, Chun-Yi Chen, Hwen-Fen Hong