Patents Assigned to City University of Hong Kong
  • Patent number: 11509060
    Abstract: A filter-antenna and a method for making a filter-antenna. The filter antenna includes a microstrip antenna, such as a patch antenna, integrated with an absorptive (e.g., bandstop) filter for absorbing or dissipating energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Kwok Wa Leung, Yan Ting Liu, Nan Yang
  • Patent number: 11500125
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and a related system for determining seismic hazard related data. The method includes processing geological/seismological data associated with an area of unknown hazard using a simulation model, and determining simulated ground motion intensity data associated with the area of unknown hazard. The simulation model is determined based on geological/seismological data associated with an area of known hazard and ground motion intensity data associated with the area of known hazard. Alternatively, or additionally, the method includes processing simulated ground motion intensity data associated with the area of unknown hazard with another simulation model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Moshe Zukerman, Zengfu Wang, Gang Wang, Yu Wang, Xinyu Wang, William Moran, Qing Wang, Yanni Sun
  • Patent number: 11498067
    Abstract: An apparatus for patterning biological cells, and a method of patterning and coculturing biological cells using the apparatus. The apparatus includes a fluidic structure having an outlet and a plurality of inlets, the fluidic structure is arranged to facilitate a flow of a plurality of different cells in a cell suspension therethrough, wherein each of the plurality of inlets is arranged to facilitate a loading of the plurality of different cells from a plurality of supplies into the fluidic structure; and a flow controlling device arranged to control the flow of the plurality of different cells through the fluidic structure and/or the loading of the plurality of different cells from the plurality of supplies through the plurality of inlets; wherein the fluidic structure is further arranged to facilitate a simultaneous observation of the plurality of different cells arranged in a predetermined pattern in the fluidic structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Dong Sun, Lei Fan, Tao Luo
  • Patent number: 11490856
    Abstract: A method for analyzing neuropharmacology of a drug, including the steps of providing a set of brain activity maps representing changes of a brain activity of a living species under an influence of a plurality of known drugs each consisting of a known chemical structure; clustering the set of brain activity maps to form a plurality of functional classifiers; and classifying a brain activity map associated with a chemical compound using the functional classifiers so as to predict a neuropharmacology of the chemical compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Peng Shi, Xin Wang, Xudong Lin
  • Patent number: 11488788
    Abstract: The present invention provides a high output voltage supercapacitor having a cathode including layers of phosphorene, an anode comprising zinc, and an organic-solvent-based electrolyte including zinc. The supercapacitor demonstrates a high anti-self-discharge. The organic electrolyte may include an anhydrous zinc salt, tetraethylammonium tetrafluoroborate, and propylene carbonate (Et4NBF4/PC). The electrochemical stability window of Et4NBF4/PC extends beyond 2.5 V. The supercapacitor can be charged to 2.5 V and possesses high initial discharge voltage. The supercapacitor delivered 130 F g?1 even after more than 9500 cycles at a current density of 0.5 A g?1. More importantly, the supercapacitor exhibits a capacitance retention of 70.16% even after 500 hours self-discharge behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Chunyi Zhi, Zhaodong Huang, Xinliang Li, Guojin Liang
  • Patent number: 11484536
    Abstract: A method of treating metastatic cancer in a subject in need thereof including administering an effective amount of a capping protein Z inhibitor to the subject. A method of inhibiting metastasis of cancer cells including administering an effective amount of a capping protein Z inhibitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignees: City University of Hong Kong, 6J Biotechnology Limited
    Inventors: Jianbo Yue, Qingru Zhang, Zuodong Ye, Dawei Wang, Kaiyuan Zhu
  • Patent number: 11483368
    Abstract: A method for streaming a video. The method includes determining a total bitrate for a segment of a video to be received and streamed; predicting a viewpoint of a user for the segment; and determining bitrates for one or more tiles in the segment based on the determined total bitrate and the predicted viewpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Sam Tak Wu Kwong, Xuekai Wei, Mingliang Zhou
  • Patent number: 11471359
    Abstract: A system for ankle rehabilitation includes a motorized platform arranged to hold an ankle of a subject to be rehabilitated; a first sensor module arranged to detect signals representing movement intention of the ankle on the motorized platform; a second sensor module arranged to detect signals representing actual movement of the ankle on the motorized platform; and a processor arranged to process the signals detected by the first sensor module and the signals detected by the second sensor module, for control of movement of the motorized platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Yajing Shen, Haojian Lu
  • Patent number: 11476780
    Abstract: An energy harvester (100) includes: an inner band (110); an outer band (120) arranged to surround the inner band (110), wherein the inner band (110) is coupled to the outer band (120) at a fixed end (20) and the inner band (110) is spaced from the outer band (120) at a free end (30); and an energy generator (150) arranged to generate electric energy through relative movement between the inner band (110) and the outer band (120) at the free end (30). Also disclosed is a wearable device (10) including: a wearable strap formed by the inner band (110) and the outer band (120) of the energy harvester (100), and a mass (130) arranged to receive at least a portion of the wearable device (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Zhengbao Yang, Biao Wang
  • Patent number: 11472898
    Abstract: A method for surface modification of nanoparticles includes the separate steps of removing ligands from the surface of the nanoparticles to form ligand-free nanoparticles, and mixing new ligands with the ligand-free nanoparticles to form modified nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Feng Wang, Wei Kong, Tianying Sun
  • Patent number: 11475598
    Abstract: A universal color coding system, and method of analyzing objects with multiple attributes using the color coding system. The color coding system includes a color mapper arranged to map a plurality of colors with a plurality of numerical codes, wherein the each of the plurality of numerical codes is a unique integer determined based on a combination of prime numbers; wherein each of the plurality of numerical codes is arranged to represent a unique color in color space wherein each of the prime numbers represents a respective basic color of the color space; and wherein the plurality of numerical codes are integers calculated based on addition and multiplication of a plurality of prime numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Han-Lin Li, Way Kuo
  • Patent number: 11477662
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and a system for arranging base stations in a millimeter wave communication network. The method establishes a stochastic optimization framework for millimeter-wave base station deployment in the urban street geometry and provides a low-complexity user association arrangement which can well balance the workloads among BSs and reduce the outage probability by taking the time-varying nature of user equipments' positions and the susceptibility of millimeter-wave links to blockage effect into account. Compared with the state-of-the-art approaches, the present invention can effectively and efficiently reduce the outage probability in the long term.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Yue Zhang, Lin Dai, Eric Wing-Ming Wong
  • Patent number: 11476587
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for making a dielectric reflectarray antenna, and a dielectric reflectarray antenna made using such method. The method includes removing, from a substrate having a dielectric layer and a first outer metallic layer arranged on one side of the dielectric layer, the first outer metallic layer to form an intermediate substrate. The method also includes cutting the intermediate substrate to integrally form a dielectric reflectarray with an array of dielectric reflector elements of the dielectric reflectarray antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Kwok Wa Leung, Yuxiang Sun
  • Patent number: 11460401
    Abstract: A method of fabricating an array of plasmonic structures, a biosensor and a method of fabricating the biosensor. The biosensor includes: an array of plasmonic structures arranged on a base, and defining a detection surface distanced from the base; a separator arranged to separate at least a main portion of a cell from the detection surface; wherein the biosensor is arranged to detect, based on a change of an optical property of the array of plasmonic structures, in response to one or more protrusions extending from the main portion of the cell reaching the detection surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Stella W Pang, Shuyan Zhu
  • Patent number: 11463829
    Abstract: A method for processing audio signals includes extracting a fundamental frequency (F0) component from a first audio signal; processing the first audio signal with Dominant Melody Enhancement (DoME) based on a hearing profile and output a second audio signal; and providing the second audio signal to the user. The DoME enhances the F0 component. The enhancement weight of the DoME is corresponding to the hearing profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Drew Cappotto, Jan Schnupp
  • Patent number: 11453941
    Abstract: A method for preparing a CeOx coating on a surface of a substrate includes depositing a CeOx coating on the surface by means of a reactive magnetron sputtering from a pure cerium target. The CeOx coating can be transparent for visible light. A method for reducing the adhesion of a tissue material such as from a human to a surface of a medical instrument, for reducing the water condensation and improving the heat transfer performance of a heat exchanger surface of a substrate, and for reducing corrosion of a surface of a substrate includes depositing a CeOx coating on the substrate by means of a reactive magnetron sputtering from a pure cerium target. This provides an environmentally friendly preparation of the CeOx coating with no need for organic solvents or volatile organic compounds. The CeOx coating has good hydrophobicity, enhanced hardness, exceptionally high wear resistance, and superior thermal stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Kwok Yan Li, Zhen Shi, Po Wan Shum, Zhifeng Zhou
  • Patent number: 11451522
    Abstract: A system and method for a computer system for the secure storage, transmittance and access of genetic data includes a coordinator server including a coordinator program arranged to update secure access information, the coordinator server being in communication with a genetic data sequencing server, a genetic data analysing server, and a genetic data storage server, whereby the coordinator server communicates the secure access information in a manner to allow the genetic data storage server to act as a proxy server between the genetic data sequencing server and the genetic data analysing server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Shuai Cheng Li, Wei Dong
  • Patent number: 11437644
    Abstract: An electrolyte for use in an energy storage apparatus includes: a metal halide-based electrolytic solution arranged to electrically connect a cathode and an anode of the energy storage apparatus during an operation of charging and discharging cycle. The electrolytic solution includes a first metal halide arranged to prevent a dissolution of the cathode and/or a formation of dendrites on the anode during the operation of charging and discharging cycle, thereby maintaining cyclic stability of the energy storage apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Chunyi Zhi, Guojin Liang, Funian Mo, Zijie Tang
  • Patent number: 11436424
    Abstract: An RFID-based sensing method including receiving, from an RFID tag with a tuning circuit when the tuning circuit is arranged in a first state, a first RF signal; and receiving, from the RFID tag when the tuning circuit is arranged in a second state, a second RF signal. The tuning circuit is arranged to affect or facilitate impedance matching of an antenna and an integrated circuit of the RFID tag. The method also includes processing the first and second RF signals received to determine respective differences in two or more properties of the first and second RF signals received; and determining, based on the processing, a status associated with an environment in which the RFID tag is arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Shu Hung Henry Chung, Xu Zhang, Han-Xiong Li
  • Patent number: 11433559
    Abstract: A magnetically controllable robotic device including a body having a first body part and a second body part movably connected with the first body part. The first body part and the second body part are both rigid. The first body part is magnetically-responsive such that the first body part can be controlled by an external magnetic field generated by an magnetic control system. The first body part may be controlled such that the magnetically controllable robotic device is moved by the external magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Dong Sun, Pan Liao, Liuxi Xing