City University of Hong Kong is a public research university located in Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong. It was founded in 1984 as City Polytechnic of Hong Kong and became a fully accredited university in 1994. CityU offers over 50 bachelor's degree programmes through its constituent colleges and schools. Postgraduate degree programmes are offered by the Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies. Wikipedia.
City University of Hong Kong | Date: 2016-02-01
A chemosensing hydrogel is provided that undergoes a colorimetric reaction in response to the detection of a biogenic amine vapor, such as a biogenic amine vapor that is a by-product resulting from food spoilage. In an embodiment, an apparatus for detection of biogenic amines, is provided that includes a hydrogel having a bimetallic iron(II)-iron(III) complex disposed within the hydrogel, wherein the hydrogel is configured to change from a first color to a second color in response to exposure to a biogenic amine.
City University of Hong Kong | Date: 2015-09-25
Cryptographic techniques for encrypting images, and decrypting and reconstructing images, are provided to facilitate preventing unauthorized access to images. A holographic cryptographic component (HCC) generates complex holograms of multi-dimensional source images of a multi-dimensional object scene. The HCC generates phase holograms, based on the complex holograms, using a stochastic hologram generation process, and encrypts the phase holograms to generate encrypted holograms based on a random phase mask, which can be the private encryption key. At the decoding end, an HCC overlays a conjugate phase mask on the encrypted holograms to decrypt them, wherein the decrypted holograms are illuminated with a coherent light source to generate holographic images that reconstruct the source images. The source images are only reconstructed properly if the correct phase mask is used. If HCC applies the encryption process repetitively to the same source image, HCC can generate a different encrypted hologram in each run.
City University of Hong Kong | Date: 2016-11-10
The present invention is concerned with a method of rapid identification of a mammalian species origin or mammalian species origins of a sample.
City University of Hong Kong | Date: 2015-08-31
Fast processing of information represented in digital holograms is provided to facilitate generating a hologram for displaying three-dimensional (3-D) holographic images representative of a 3-D object scene on a display device. A holographic generator component (HGC) can receive or generate visual images, comprising depth and parallax information, of a 3-D object scene. A hologram processor component can apply a first non-uniform transform to a visual image to generate a first signal, and can apply a second transform to the first signal to generate a second signal that corresponds to a hologram that represents the 3-D object scene. The hologram can be illuminated with a light beam to facilitate generating a holographic image(s) that can be a reconstructed image that reconstructs the 3-D object scene. A display component can display the holographic image(s) for viewing by an observer.
City University of Hong Kong | Date: 2017-02-06
Transistors can be used for a variety of electronic-based applications. Therefore, transistor efficiency and performance is of importance. An apparatus is presented herein to increase the locking range of transistors by leveraging cross-coupled injection transistors in conjunction with symmetry injection transistors. The transistor efficiency can also be increase by reducing a parasitic capacitance associated with the components of the transistor.
City University of Hong Kong | Date: 2016-05-26
A multistable structure including local portions arranged to undergo processing by at least one of the physical treatment and chemical treatment so as to form localized stimulations of the treated portions; wherein the treated portions are arranged to interact with the untreated portion of the structure to form a prescribed residual stress distribution associated with the treated portions and the untreated portion of the structure, the prescribed residual stress distribution being arranged to provide at least one alternative stable configuration to the structure.
City University of Hong Kong | Date: 2017-03-03
Systems, methods, and devices that employ self-driven gate-drive circuitry to facilitate controlling power switches to emulate a diode bridge to synchronously rectify a power signal are presented. A single-phase or multi-phase synchronous rectifier can comprise at least a first pair of switches of a first conducting path and a second pair of switches of a second conducting path that can form or emulate a diode bridge. To facilitate emulating turn-on and turn-off conditions of a diode, a switch can be turned on when voltage across the switch is forward-biased and turned off when switch current is reversed; also, there can be at least one current-controlled switch in each conducting path. Self-driven gate-drive circuitry employs low power components that can facilitate controlling respective switching of the at least first pair and second pair of switches, wherein switching of the switches is also controlled at start-up to emulate a diode bridge.
City University of Hong Kong | Date: 2015-09-09
A system and method for an electrochemical detector includes a plurality of receptors disposed on a semiconductor layer, wherein the plurality of receptors are arranged to interact with a target substance so as to alter an electrical characteristic of the semiconductor layer.
City University of Hong Kong | Date: 2015-08-19
A novel class of heterodinuclear PtRu complexes are provided, and the methods for preparing the complexes are described. The inhibitory activities of the heterodinuclear PtRu complexes against cancer/tumor cell growth, including cancer/tumor cells having a resistance to cisplatin, are further demonstrated.
City University of Hong Kong | Date: 2015-08-20
A repairable electrical component includes one or more electrodes and a pliable casing, the one or more electrodes positioned within the pliable casing, wherein the repairable electrical component is configured to self-repair if the repairable electrical component or any part of the repairable component is partially damaged. A method of forming a repairable electrical component includes forming one or more electrodes, the electrodes comprising a core, an intermediate layer of ferromagnetic material and a pyrrole based material defining an outer layer, the outer layer encapsulating the core and ferromagnetic layer, positioning the one or more electrodes within an electrolyte, providing a casing to enclose the one or more electrodes and the electrolyte, the casing formed from a polyurethane material.