Chu | Date: 2017-03-22
An armed fighting interactive system based on high frequency wireless scoring, comprising a moving device (1), a fighting device (2), a defending device (3), a wireless identification control device (4) and a scoring disposing device. When a first conductive part (201) of one fighting device (1) touches a second conductive part (301) of the defending device (3) corresponding to the other fighting device (1), the wireless identification control device (4) corresponding to one fighting device (1) sends a high frequency impulse signal with an ID identification code, and the wireless identification control device (4) corresponding to the other fighting device (1) receives the high frequency impulse signal with the ID identification code and sends a scoring signal to the scoring disposing device. The scoring disposing device records the score.
News Article | May 10, 2017
HONG KONG, May 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited ("China Unicom" or "the Company") (HKEx: 0762; NYSE: CHU) was voted by professional investors as "Asia's Best Management Team" in "Asia's Best Managed Companies Poll 2017" by the authoritative financial magazine, FinanceAsia. Meanwhile, Mr. Wang Xiaochu, Chairman and CEO of the Company was named again as "Best CEO in China - 1st" and Mr. Li Fushen, Executive Director and CFO of the Company was named as "Best CFO in China - 1st". Additionally, China Unicom also swept a number of other top awards in the poll. The full list is as follows: As one of the most authoritative professional magazine in Asia's financial sector, FinanaceAsia has been organizing "Asia's Best Managed Companies Poll" for the seventeenth consecutive year. This year, FinanceAsia received votes from over 180 professional portfolio managers and investment analysts from around the world to solicit their views on Asia's best managed companies based on the criteria including overall management, corporate governance, investor relations and corporate social responsibility. The excellent recognitions mark the endorsement by professional investors and investment analysts who appreciate the Company's continuous enhancement and leading standard in management performance and corporate governance in Asia. Under the strategic guidance of "implementing Focus Strategies, fostering innovation and cooperation", the Company will continue to enhance its corporate governance structure and elevate execution capability. China Unicom would like to sincerely thank its investors and the investment community for their kind support and the great vote of confidence.
News Article | May 22, 2017
Montreal, May 22, 2017 - In Canada, one in four women delivers by caesarean section. This procedure can save the life of the mother and baby. But the steady increase in the rate of caesareans in industrialized countries is cause for concern because a medically unnecessary caesarean entails the risk of additional complications for the mother and her child, as well as costs for the health system. For the first time, a study published today in BMC Medicine evaluated the economic impact and benefits of a training program developed jointly with the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC). "We have shown that professional training to reinforce skills in obstetric clinical practice and self-assessment are effective in reducing the rate of medically unnecessary caesareans and in improving the quality of care offered to mothers and babies. This training program resulted in a cost reduction of approximately $180 per birth. If a similar program were offered in all Quebec hospitals, it would amount to a savings of $15.8 million annually," declared Mira Johri, Principal Scientist at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM), Professor at the university's School of Public Health and the lead author of the study. The QUARISMA (QUAlity of Care, Obstetrics RISk MAnagement and Mode of Delivery in Quebec) study is a cluster-randomized clinical trial that took place in 32 hospitals in Quebec between 2008 and 2012. In half of the hospitals targeted, the health professionals were trained to follow the QUARISMA program, which is based on training in clinical best practices and self-assessment through audit and feedback. The remaining hospitals -- the control group -- received standard care, with no special intervention. "We observed that a multifaceted audit and feedback intervention aimed at health professionals results in a slight reduction in the rate of caesareans for low-risk pregnancies, without adverse effects on maternal and neonatal health," revealed Nils Chaillet, principal investigator of the QUARISMA trial, researcher at the CHU de Québec-Université Laval Research Centre and professor at Université Laval's Faculty of Medicine. These results showing the program's effectiveness were published in The New England Journal of Medicine in April 2015. Today, after analyzing the effect of the program on 105,351 women included in the study, the researchers conclude that, in addition to reducing the number of medically unjustified caesareans, the program has made it possible to save money. How can a slight reduction in the rate of caesareans generate several millions of dollars in savings per year? Does this mean that caesareans are expensive interventions? "The main source of cost savings was not the modest reduction in the number of caesareans," explained Johri. "We discovered that better case management by clinicians led to fewer neonatal complications, and therefore better use of resources by the intervention group." The $15.8 million in savings can therefore be attributed mainly to optimizing the use of health interventions. "Caesareans are important for the reduction of perinatal mortality and morbidity in cases of high-risk pregnancies," added Chaillet. "However, medically unnecessary caesareans do not provide any benefits and can even lead to unnecessary complications." "When the time comes to decide whether to perform a caesarean or not, clinical factors do not always prevail," Johri concluded. "Improving health care quality is in everyone's interest. We have shown that a training program for health professionals reduces the number of medically unnecessary caesareans and benefits public finances and the health of mothers and babies." The article "A cluster-randomized trial to reduce caesarean delivery rates in Quebec: cost-effectiveness analysis" was published on May 22, 2017 in BMC Medicine. This research project was funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Mira Johri is a researcher at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre and a professor at the university's School of Public Health. Nils Chaillet is a physician and researcher at the CHU de Québec-Université Laval Research Centre and a professor at Université Laval's Faculty of Medicine. For additional information, we invite you to read the study: https:/
Chu | Date: 2017-08-09
The present invention relates to intraocular lenses (101) with quantum dots (103), materials and methods for making optical lenses, and methods of use. Such lenses provide accurate detectable markers that can be used to align, detect, and correct orientation of lenses prior to, during and after use.
Emory University, Foundation University, Schinazi, Liotta, Chu, Mcatee, Shi, Choi, Lee and Hong | Date: 2011-12-07
2-Fluoronucleoside compounds are disclosed which are useful in the treatment of hepatitis B infection, hepatitis C infection, HIV and abnormal cellular proliferation, including tumors and cancer. The compounds have general formulae (I), (II), (III), (IV) wherein Base is a purine or pyrimidine base; R^(1) is OH, H, OR^(3), N_(3), CN, halogen, including F, or CF_(3), lower alkyl, amino, loweralkylamino, di(lower)alkylamino, or alkoxy, and base refers to a purine or pyrimidine base; R^(2) is H, phosphate, including monophosphate, diphosphate, triphosphate, or a stabilized phosphate prodrug; acyl, or other pharmaceutically acceptable leaving group which when administered in vivo, is capable of providing a compound wherein R^(2) is H or phosphate; sulfonate ester including alkyl or arylalkyl sulfonyl including methanesulfonyl, benzyl, wherein the phenyl group is optionally substituted with one or more substituents as described in the definition of aryl given above, a lipid, an amino acid, peptide, or cholesterol; and R^(3) is acyl, alkyl, phosphate, or other pharmaceutically acceptable leaving group which when administered in vivo, is capable of being cleaved to the parent compound, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
Chu | Date: 2012-01-04
A blind with a looped blind sheet for adjusting opacity is revealed. The blind includes a top rod supporter, a top rod with two ends connected to the top rod supporter, a bottom rod supporter, a bottom rod with two ends connected to the bottom rod supporter, and looped blind sheet. The looped blind sheet with predetermined length and width includes alternate see-through parts and opaque parts and connected to form a loop having a front blind sheet and a rear blind sheet wound between the top rod and the bottom rod. When the front blind sheet or the rear blind sheet is pulled down or up, the opacity is adjusted by overlap degree of the see-through parts and the opaque parts of the front and the rear blind sheets changing without changing the length of the looped blind sheet.
Chu | Date: 2016-11-30
The present invention relates to a rotating torque transmission buffered shaft, mainly including a casing tube, a shaft tube and a lock mounting member. The casing tube is formed with a receiving space and the inner walls of both ends of the casing tube are formed with a first inner screw thread and a second inner screw thread respectively. The shaft tube is installed within the receiving space and the middle section of the shaft tube is formed with a screw thread portion corresponding to the first inner screw thread. The lock mounting member is engaged and locked on the second inner screw thread. The rotating torque transmission buffered shaft described in the present invention is mainly applied to ships, speed boats, vehicles of large-sized transportation systems; can absorb and balance intense rotating torque generated instantly; and can reduce the torque difference generated during the operation due to the linkage between the engine and the transmission device.
Chu | Date: 2012-03-21
The invention provides methods and systems for producing large size diamonds. The methods include using carbon containing gases and supplementary gases to form reaction zones that are suitable for diamonds to grow; controlling the temperatures that are suitable for diamonds to grow; and keeping the small size seeds in motion in the reaction zones to form large size diamonds. The method provides controlling the high temperature endurable small size seeds at suitable temperatures for diamonds to grow and keep them in motion in the reaction zones. The invention also provides systems that allow all the surfaces of the high temperature endurable small size seeds continually extend to form diamonds, then to form large size diamonds. The invention provides a large-scale, low cost production of large size diamonds.
Chu | Date: 2012-12-26
A wrench with a quick rotatable driving head includes a handle (40), a driving head (50) and a quick-disengaging unit (60). The quick-disengaging unit is composed of a fixing member (61) secured with the driving head, an operating member (62) inserted through the handle and fitted around the fixing member, and a restraining element (64) transversely provided between the fixing member and the operating member and the handle. The handle and the driving head can be separated by the quick-disengaging unit so that the driving head, with the quick-disengaging unit acting as a pivot, can quickly screw or unscrew a thread locking member, and the operating member can be restrictedly positioned on the fixing member by the restraining element, able to prevent the handle and the driving head from separating.
Chu | Date: 2013-12-25
An auto-filling assembly for a refillable sprayer has a base device (10), a controlling device (20) and a filling device (30). The base device (10) has a base (11), an oil tank (12) and a connecting jacket (13). The connecting jacket (13) is mounted on the base (11) and has a connecting disk (131), a switch (14) and an engaging mount (15). The controlling device (20) is connected to the base device (10) and has an inlet valve (21), a first linking valve (22), a gas-controlling valve (23), a second linking valve (24) and a triple valve (25). The filling device (30) is mounted on the base device (10), is connected to the controlling device (20) and has a storage bottle (31), a release valve (32) and a mechanical valve (33).