Patrick S.-K. Leung

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-The output power of a wind energy conversion system (WECS) is maximized if the wind rotor is driven at an optimal rotational speed for a particular wind speed. To achieve this, a Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) controller is usually used. A successful implementation of the MPPT controller requires knowledge of the turbine dynamics and instantaneous(More)
Cathepsin K (CatK) is essential for osteoclast-mediated bone resorption. CatK expression is also detected in breast cancer cells that metastasize to bone. Here, the CatK inhibitor L-235 dosed in prevention (10, 30, and 100 mg/kg, p.o., b.i.d.) or treatment regimen (30 mg/kg) was compared with the bisphosphonate zoledronic acid (ZOL, 7.5 μg/kg/wk, s.c.) in(More)
This paper describes a blind cochannel interference cancelling technique, indirect cochannel interference cancelling (ICIC), that cancels a constant envelope modulated interferer in cellular mobile radio communication channels. ICIC exploits the constant envelope property of the interfering signal to simplify the receiver structure. The basic concept of(More)
The first lab-on-chip system for picoliter droplet generation and RNA isolation, followed by reverse transcription, and PCR amplification with real-time fluorescence detection in the trapped droplets has been developed. The system utilized a shearing T-junction in a fused-silica device to generate a stream of monodisperse picoliter-scale droplets that were(More)
Native extracellular tissue matrix (ECM) is increasingly used for tissue repair and regeneration. The kinetics of gamma irradiation damage on human dermis ECM was studied by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). Dermis ECM was irradiated at a low-dose rate of 0.23 kGy h(-1) in order to study the progression of ECM damage as the gamma dose increased from(More)
Glucocorticoid-induced leucine zipper (GILZ) is an anti-inflammatory protein first identified in T lymphocytes. We recently observed that GILZ is highly expressed in synovial endothelial cells in rheumatoid arthritis. However, the function of GILZ in endothelial cells is unknown. To investigate the actions of GILZ in this cell type, we induced GILZ(More)
Lifting and holding upper and lower limbs during the "prep and drape" portion of certain orthopaedic procedures exert strong forces on the holder and may lead to musculoskeletal disorders. To address these challenges during upper extremity procedures, this article describes a hand-free elevation and traction technique of the upper limbs during preoperative(More)