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| Electric vehicles (EVs) are regarded as one of the most effective tools to reduce the oil demands and gas emissions. And they are welcome in the near future for general road transportation. When EVs are connected to the power grid for charging and/or discharging, they become gridable EVs (GEVs). These GEVs will bring a great impact to our society and thus(More)
Glomerular matrix accumulation is a hallmark of diabetic nephropathy. Recent data have linked the serine/threonine kinase protein kinase B (Akt) to matrix modulation. Here, we studied its role in high glucose-induced collagen elaboration by mesangial cells. Primary rat mesangial cells were treated with high glucose levels (30 mmol/l) or mannitol as osmotic(More)
With the growing plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) integrated into the power grid, a large number of onboard batteries need to be charged via the infrastructure such as dedicated charging station and the parking lots. In this paper, a control framework is proposed to manage the charging and discharging by using vehicle-to-grid technology. In order to(More)
D. Wu, F. Peng, B. Zhang, A. J. Ingram, D. J. Kelly, R. E. Gilbert, B. Gao, S. Kumar, and J. C. Krepinsky Division of Nephrology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario; Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Fitzroy, Australia; and Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute and Division of Endocrinology, St. Michael’s Hospital,(More)
This paper proposes a new DC micro-grid system, which fully utilizes the renewable energy and electric vehicle for smart energy delivery. The proposed DC grid incorporates the AC supply module, standby energy module, renewable energy module, and storage energy module together, to execute the energy distribution. Hence, this grid system can offer a high(More)
This paper introduced the GPS/GPRS-based remote electronic monitoring and calibration system, as well as its working principle and system framework. Then the hardware structure and software designing of vehicle mounted unit were introduced. Next, we emphasize testing the reliability and speed of communications while refreshing the data of ECU through GPRS.(More)
Active power filter is an advanced power electronic device, which can be used for integrated compensating harmonics and improving power quality. A shunt active power filter using for three-phase four-wire system is introduced in this paper. The basic operation principles and structure are analyzed. This paper proposes the design of a shunt active power(More)
Previous studies of bone density in patients with Colles fracture have been inconclusive. We measured bone density at the second metacarpal in 36 postmenopausal women with Colles fracture. The patients were found to have highly significant (P < 0.01) or significant (P < 0.05) differences in the parameters of bone density compared with controls matched for(More)