Patents Assigned to Institute of Nuclear Energy Research Atomic Energy Council, Executive Yuan
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 10570065
    Abstract: A method is provided to fabricate a green desiccant wheel. A green recycled adsorbent material of aluminum hydroxide and alumina is extracted and used as a base material to be added to a 3-dimensional (3D) network skeleton of a foam support. Through sintering, surface is hardened with the material adsorbed to megapores uniformly distributed. Thus, an adsorbent material of porous ceramic having pores on surface is made. The area contacting with moist air is increased. The moisture-adsorbing capacity is improved. At last, the whole procedure is integrated to develop a high-efficiency green desiccant wheel. Thus, the reusable materials are kept at innate grade or upgraded for recycling and regenerating. New materials and products can be further fabricated. The present invention helps solving environmental problem of wastes. Life cycle of resource is lengthened. A sample of recycling economy is innovated. Industrial efficiency is effectively enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH, ATOMIC ENERGY COUNCIL, EXECUTIVE YUAN, R.O.C.
    Inventors: Sheng-Fu Yang, To-Mei Wang, Chi-Tzeng Hsu, Heng-Yi Li
  • 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: 10547079
    Abstract: A portable flame electric generation device having metal-supported solid oxide fuel cells includes a furnace, a heat shield structure, a plurality of metal-supported solid oxide fuel cells and a housing structure. Each of the metal-supported solid oxide fuel cells includes a porous metal substrate, a first anode layer, a second anode layer, an anode isolation layer, an electrolyte layer, a cathode isolation layer, a cathode interface layer and a cathode current-collecting layer. The metal-supported solid oxide fuel cell is capable of quickly starting up and withstanding thermal shocks, and also liquefied fuel cartridges are applied as heating and fuel sources for transforming the CO and H2 fuels into electricity via electrochemical reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH, ATOMIC ENERGY COUNCIL, EXECUTIVE YUAN, R.O.C.
    Inventors: Chang-Sing Hwang, Chun-Huang Tsai, Chun-Liang Chang, Ming-Hsiu Wu, Te-Jung Huang, Sheng-Fu Yang, Cheng-Yun Fu
  • Patent number: 10538486
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hydroxamic acid-based contrast agent containing an isotope of fluorine, which comprises a compound having a structure of Formula (III): wherein R1 represents radioactive fluorine-18 (18F) or isotope fluorine-19 (19F), and R2 represents hydroxyamine —(NH)OH. The hydroxamic acid-based contrast agent containing an isotope of fluorine provided in the present invention has the capability of selectively inhibiting histone deacetylase (HDAC) subtypes 8/6/3, and specifically targets to the focus of spinocerebellar ataxia with over-activation of HDAC. By labeling with the radioisotope fluorine-18, a positron emission tomography (PET) image is obtained with the hydroxamic acid-based contrast agent containing radioisotope fluorine-18, whereby spinocerebellar ataxia is effectively detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH, ATOMIC ENERGY COUNCIL, EXECUTIVE YUAN. R.O.C
    Inventors: Mei-Hui Wang, Chia-Yu Hu, Mao-Chi Weng, Jyun-Hong Chen, Chun-Hung Yang, Hung-Man Yu
  • Patent number: 10533874
    Abstract: A walk detection method for detecting a motion state of a user includes: measuring a number of triaxial components of gravitational acceleration vector of the device; calculating a triaxial angular velocity of the device; recording data inputs of the triaxial angular velocity, and recording the data inputs not larger than a filtered threshold as effective data inputs; calculating a mean of effective data inputs; calculating a difference value between the effective data inputs and a mean thereof; and determining that, when the difference value is smaller than a threshold of walking state, the user is in a walking state. Otherwise, the user is determined to be in a shaking state at the same location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignees: INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH ATOMIC ENERGY COUNCIL, EXECUTIVE YUAN, NATIONAL YUNLIN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Chung-Hao Huang, Lun-Hui Lee, Chian-Cheng Ho, Zu-Hao Lai
  • Patent number: 10524758
    Abstract: The invention provides an automatic exposure control method for a digital X-ray imaging device. The automatic exposure control method for a digital X-ray imaging device includes the following the steps. First, a parameter database is provided before imaging scan. A depth information is generated, wherein the depth information by a depth sensor detect the thickness of a region of interest of an object. Imaging exposure parameters, mAs and kV, are estimated according to the depth information and the parameter database. Then, X-ray imaging is performed according to the imaging exposure parameters estimated by the method described in this application. In addition, an automatic exposure control system for a digital X-ray imaging device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH, ATOMIC ENERGY COUNCIL, EXECUTIVE YUAN, R.O.C
    Inventors: Meei-Ling Jan, Sheng-Pin Tseng, Chia-Hao Chang
  • Patent number: 10524750
    Abstract: A scanning system includes a first base, a bed panel, a bed board, a second base and an X-ray mechanism. The bed panel, movably located on the first base, includes a first image-receiving module. The bed board is movably located on the bed panel. The second base, located aside to the first base, includes a second image-receiving module. The X-ray mechanism, connected with the first base, includes an X-ray tube. While the bed panel and the bed board are moved away from the second base, and the X-ray mechanism is moved toward the second base; then, the X-ray tube would undergo a vertical movement to a position aside to a lateral side of the first base by facing the second base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH, ATOMIC ENERGY COUNCIL, EXECUTIVE YUAN, R.O.C
    Inventors: Ho-Hui Hsieh, Sheng-Pin Tseng, Syuan-Ya Huang
  • Patent number: 10507250
    Abstract: Method provided for labeling a nuclear medicine for imaging tracing, comprising a labeling precursor of the HDAC inhibitor BNL-26 (C22H23N3O) and the derivatives that are separated into two classes. The first class comprises a BNL-26 (C22H23N3O) and derivatives BNL-26a (C21H21N3O), BNL-26b (C22H22N2O), and other compounds of the labeling precursors which are categorized into two parts, the first part includes BNL-26-CH2CH2OTs (C31H33N3O4S), BNL-26a-CH2CH2OTs (C30H31N3O4S), and BNL-26b-CH2CH2OTs (C31H32N2O4S), which provides labeling precursor through —CH2CH2OTs structure, and the second part includes pre-BNL-26 (C28H34N3O3B), pre-BNL-26a (C27H32N3O3B), pre-BNL-26b (C28H33N2O3B), which provides labeling precursor through 4,4,5,5-tetramethyl-1,3,2-dioxaborolan-2-yl structure. The second class includes BNL-26 (C22H23N3O) indole/indoline, which provides a series of derivative labeling precursors derived from a secondary amide bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Institute of Nuclear Energy Research, Atomic Energy Council, Executive Yuan
    Inventors: Ming-Hsin Li, Chyng-Yann Shiue, Han-Chih Chang, Chun-Fang Feng
  • Patent number: 10475544
    Abstract: A method of oxidative degradation is provided for waste of ion exchange resin. Therein, oxidative deactivation is processed through a fluidized bed. A column-type reactor is used to fluidize solid of the ion exchange resin. The reactor schematizes the input and output of an ion exchange resin, an oxidant, a catalyst and a fluid. The reactor controls the reaction temperature. The reactor separates solid and liquid, and uniformly distributes fluid. The present invention fluidizes the ion exchange resin in the reactor. The present invention processes oxidation within a controlled temperature range with the oxidant and catalyst added. The oxidation is maintained at high efficiency with easy control. The original structure and the characteristic of ion exchange of the ion exchange resin are destroyed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH, ATOMIC ENERGY COUNCIL, EXECUTIVE YUAN, R.O.C.
    Inventors: Chun-Ping Huang, Ying-Jing Li, Tung-Yi Chung
  • Patent number: 10466369
    Abstract: An energy-resolved X-ray image detector includes a scintillation crystal layer, a photon detector layer and an optical layer. The scintillation crystal layer includes a plurality of scintillation crystals. The photon detector layer includes a plurality of photon detector elements. The optical layer is disposed between the scintillation crystal layer and the photon detector layer. The optical layer includes a plurality of optical elements having different light transmittances. The scintillation crystal is used for converting the X-ray beams into scintillation lights, and, when each scintillation light injects the corresponding optical elements, the light transmittances of the optical elements determine whether the scintillation lights can pass through the respective optical elements. The photon detection element then detects the scintillation lights passing through the corresponding optical elements to discriminate the energy of the X-ray beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH, ATOMIC ENERGY COUNCIL, EXECUTIVE YUAN, R.O.C
    Inventors: Hsiang-Ning Wu, Hsin-Chin Liang
  • 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