Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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Hong Kong, China

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is a public research university in Clear Water Bay Peninsula, Hong Kong. Established in 1991, it is one of the territory's youngest statutory universities.The University currently consists of four disciplinary schools, which offer degrees in Business, Engineering, Science and Social Science & Humanities, alongside Interdisciplinary Programs Office, which provides cross-disciplinary programs, and Fok Ying Tung Graduate School/Fok Ying Tung Research Institute, which aims at technology transfer and commercialization. HKUST has been continuously viewed as one of the top three higher education institutions in Hong Kong. Wikipedia.


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Hong Kong University of Science, Technology and Hadasit Medical Research Services And Development Ltd. | Date: 2016-11-25

The present invention provides compositions and methods for treating, preventing, and inhibiting viral replication, viral infections and viral diseases and disorders, comprising the use of artemisinin derivatives having anti-viral activity.


Patent
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology | Date: 2017-01-10

A sound absorption panel (201) is constructed on an acoustically thin sheet (203) to provide an acoustic/vibrational energy absorption metamaterial structure. A plurality of dampers (101) are fixed to the acoustically thin sheet (203), and at least a subset of said dampers (101) comprise a support (103) and a flexible membrane (105) supported by the support. The flexible membrane (105) has one or more masses or platelets (107) attached. The dampers (101) in combination with the sheet (203) result in absorption of energy of movement of the sheet (203) resulting from sound transmission or vibrations across the sheet.


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SZ DJI Technology Co., Hong Kong University of Science and Technology | Date: 2017-04-26

Systems, methods, and devices are provided for controlling a movable object using multiple sensors. In one aspect, a method for determining initialization information for a movable object comprises: detecting, with aid of one or more processors, that the movable object has started operating; receiving, at the one or more processors, inertial data from at least one inertial sensor carried by the movable object; receiving, at the one or more processors, image data from at least two image sensors carried by the movable object; and determining, with aid of the one or more processors, the initialization information for the movable object based on the inertial data and the image data, wherein the initialization information one or more of a position of the movable object, a velocity of the movable object, or an orientation of the movable object relative to a gravity direction when the movable object started operating.


Patent
SZ DJI Technology Co., Hong Kong University of Science and Technology | Date: 2017-04-26

Systems, methods, and devices are provided for controlling a movable object using multiple sensors. A method for calibrating one or more extrinsic parameters of a movable object having a plurality of sensors in an initial configuration is provided. The method comprises: detecting that the initial configuration of the plurality of sensors has been modified; receiving inertial data from at least one inertial sensor during operation of the movable object; receiving image data from at least two image sensors during the operation of the movable object; and estimating the one or more extrinsic parameters based on the inertial data and the image data in response to detecting that the initial configuration has been modified, wherein the one or more extrinsic parameters comprise spatial relationships between the plurality of sensors in the modified configuration.


Patent
National University of Singapore, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology | Date: 2015-04-24

A fluorophore or conjugated polymer with aggregation-induced emission characteristics useful for drug tracking and delivery, identification and labeling of biological subjects, such as cells or parts of a cell, as well as for imaging, and image-guided photodynamic therapy are described herein.


Patent
SZ DJI Technology Co., Hong Kong University of Science and Technology | Date: 2017-04-26

Systems, methods, and devices are provided for controlling a movable object using multiple sensors. In one aspect, a method for estimating state information for a movable object is provided. The method can comprise: receiving previous state information for the movable object; receiving inertial data from at least one inertial sensor carried by the movable object; receiving image data from at least two image sensors carried by the movable object; and determining updated state information for the movable object based on the previous state information, the inertial data, and the image data using an iterative optimization algorithm during the operation of the movable object.


Patent
SZ DJI Technology Co., Hong Kong University of Science and Technology | Date: 2017-04-26

Systems, methods, and devices are provided for controlling a movable object using multiple sensors. In one aspect, a method for calibrating one or more extrinsic parameters of a movable object is provided. The method can comprise: receiving initial values for the one or more extrinsic parameters, wherein the one or more extrinsic parameters comprise spatial relationships between at least two image sensors carried by the movable object; receiving inertial data from at least one inertial sensor carried by the movable object during the operation of the movable object; receiving image data from the at least two image sensors carried by the movable object during the operation of the movable object; and determining estimated values for the one or more extrinsic parameters based on the initial values, the inertial data, and the image data using an iterative optimization algorithm during the operation of the movable object.


Patent
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology | Date: 2017-02-06

The present invention includes an apparatus, method and centrifuge environmental chamber system for use in a centrifuge to induce different atmospheric paths as boundary conditions to a soil model during a centrifuge test. The invention is configured to be mounted on top of a strongbox, is based on a convection design principle, with components adapted for use in a centrifuge, and software for continuous control and data acquisition. An apparatus for a centrifuge environmental chamber can include a model strongbox including a model space, an airflow channel configured to pull air from the model space and push back the air to the model space, and a humidity nozzle placed in the model space.


Patent
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology | Date: 2017-08-09

Provided is an antimicrobial coating material comprising one or more biocides encapsulated in inorganic-organic shells. The antimicrobial coating material can be applied on porous materials or porous media to form an antimicrobial coating without changing the physical properties and the functions of porous materials or porous media. The coating provides a durable, multi-level antimicrobial performance at high temperature through contact-killing, release-killing, anti-adhesion and self-cleaning. Also provided is a method of producing the antimicrobial coating material.


Herrup K.,Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Nature Neuroscience | Year: 2015

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a biologically complex neurodegenerative dementia. Nearly 20 years ago, with the combination of observations from biochemistry, neuropathology and genetics, a compelling hypothesis known as the amyloid cascade hypothesis was formulated. The core of this hypothesis is that it is pathological accumulations of amyloid-β, a peptide fragment of a membrane protein called amyloid precursor protein, that act as the root cause of AD and initiate its pathogenesis. Yet, with the passage of time, growing amounts of data have accumulated that are inconsistent with the basically linear structure of this hypothesis. And while there is fear in the field over the consequences of rejecting it outright, clinging to an inaccurate disease model is the option we should fear most. This Perspective explores the proposition that we are over-reliant on amyloid to define and diagnose AD and that the time has come to face our fears and reject the amyloid cascade hypothesis. © 2015 Nature America, Inc.

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