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Increasing the discharge arc diffuseness in mercury-free discharge lamps
A mercury-free gas discharge lamp suitable in particular for motor vehicles has an enhanced discharge arc diffuseness. The lamp according includes an inner...
Glow-switch starter, lighting device and lighting system therewith, and
The present invention relates to glow-switch starters 1, lighting devices therewith and use thereof. The glow-switch starter 1 is suitable for use with three...
LED with improved light emittance profile
An LED includes a substrate layer with a first surface and a second surface opposing the first surface and having a refractive index of n.sub.1. A light emitter...
Method and device for imaging an interior of a turbid medium using an
amplification factor selected from an...
The invention relates to a method and device (1) for imaging an interior of a turbid medium (55). A turbid medium (55) inside a measurement volume (15) is...
Integrated multi-channel time-to-digital converter for time-of-flight pet
In a radiation detector (10) for a time of flight positron emission tomography (PET) scanner (2), a radiation sensitive member (20) generates a signal (22)...
Concurrent reconstruction using multiple bed frames or continuous bed
In an imaging system (10), a short axial length 4D sinograms are loaded one at a time from a data memory (40). A portion of an image memory (44) that corresponds...
Track fixture luminaire
Processing of a broadcast signal
A method of processing a broadcast signal comprises receiving a broadcast signal, the signal including a video component and an audio component. A data component...
Arrangement and method for the spatially resolved determination of state
variables in an examination area
Examining an object wherein magnetic particles are introduced into at least part of a target area of the object under examination, the target area having a first...
Wireless network for requesting a contention channel
A wireless network employs at least a base station (1 to 3) and a plurality of assigned terminals (4 to 14) for exchanging user data and control data. That base...
Digital camera with panorama or mosaic functionality
A digital camera has a memory and a scan-mode. In this mode, the camera takes a sequence of still pictures. A next one of the pictures in the sequence is...
Visual content signal display apparatus and a method of displaying a
visual content signal therefor
The invention relates to a visual content signal display apparatus (100) comprising a receiver (101) which receives a visual content signal. The receiver (101)...
Programmable remote control and method for programming a programmable
remote control, a readable memory and a...
A remote control comprises object keys and a selector for linking preset IR or RF code sets to the object keys. The remote control comprises: --a selector for...
Interleaved planar transformer primary and secondary winding
The present invention describes a winding for a transformer comprising first (60) and second (70) planar sections which are arranged parallel to each other....
MRI system comprising a scan room interface for A/D-conversion of MR
signals between a receiver coil unit and a...
The present invention relates to a magnetic resonance imaging system, to a magnetic resonance imaging method for operating a magnetic resonance imaging system...
Circuit arrangement and method for the operation of a high-pressure gas
A circuit arrangement for operating a high-pressure gas discharge lamp has an igniting-circuit circuit arrangement having a capacitor able to be connected via...
High frequency driver for gas discharge lamp
A high frequency driver for a gas discharge lamp is supplied with a DC voltage. The driver converts the input DC voltage to an AC voltage and supplies the AC...
Lamp socket with improved heat conduction
The invention relates to a lamp socket 1 for lamps 25, in particular vehicle lamps, comprising a connection region 2 for arranging the lamps 25 on a headlamp, a...
Method for forming activated copper oxide catalysts
A method for forming a copper oxide catalyst includes forming a precipitate of copper hydroxide from a copper salt solution; forming dried particles of copper...
Over-wrap for smoking article
An over-wrap for connecting a tobacco rod and a cigarette filter. The over-wrap includes a tipping wrapper and a plurality of raised ribs extending from the...
Silver and silver oxide catalysts for the oxidation of carbon monoxide in
A component of a cigarette comprises a silver-based catalyst for the conversion of carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide. The silver-based catalyst comprises...
Aerosol generating devices and methods for generating aerosols having
controlled particle sizes
An aerosol generating device includes a housing, a heater and an optional mouthpiece. The heater volatilizes liquid within a flow passage and forms an aerosol in...
Method and apparatus to encode and decode multi-channel audio signals
An encoder (100) for encoding a multi-channel audio signal comprises a prediction processor (101) for generating two residual signals for two signal components...
Catheter tip tracking for interventional procedures monitored by magnetic
A tracking device (20, 20') for tracking a tip (14) of an interventional instrument such as a catheter (10) during an interventional procedure performed on an...
Data set visualization
In real-time three-dimensional imaging the choice of the visualization method and orientation is crucial for intervention success. The key question is what to...
Adaptive sampling along edges for surface rendering
High frequency signals cannot be reconstructed properly from sampled data if the sampling frequency lies below the Nyquist rate. The invention addresses this...
Optical scanning device
The invention relates to an optical scanning device for scanning in a first mode a first information layer (111) of an information carrier and in a second mode a...
Method and apparatus for tracking an object of interest using a camera
associated with a hand-held processing...
A hand-held processing device, such as a mobile telephone, a personal digital assistant (PDA), or a portable computer, includes a physically or electronically...
A color display device comprises a plurality of picture elements (14), at least two light sources, having different radiance spectra and being activated...
Parallel magnetic resonance imaging
The invention relates to a device (1) for magnetic resonance imaging of a body (7) placed in a stationary and substantially homogeneous main magnetic field. In...
Lighting fixtures incorporating Rf antennae
A lighting fixture, such as for street lighting, comprises an external housing (11) which has a radio frequency antenna (26, 26a, 27) integrally formed...
Ultrasound transducer and method for implementing flip-chip two
dimensional array technology to curved arrays
An ultrasound transducer probe (40) includes a support substrate (54), an integrated circuit (42) and an array of piezoelectric elements (50). The support...
Modular signal processing backbone for PET
An imaging system (2) having a scalable event processing architecture includes a plurality of detector modules (4) arranged around an associated imaging region...
Method of preparing a light-absorbing coating
A method of preparing a light-absorbing layer applied to a lamp vessel of an electric lamp. At least a part of the lamp vessel is provided with a light-absorbing...
High brightness illumination device with incoherent solid state light
An illumination light source includes an incoherent solid state light source adapted to emit light over at least one light emission surface and having a total...
Pack sleeve with pocket
Pack sleeve with pocket
Diagnosis apparatus reader
Sinusoidal coding including a phase jitter parameter
Encoding (2) a signal (A) is provided, wherein frequency and amplitude information of at least one sinusoidal component in the signal (A) is determined (20), and...
Image viewing system and method for generating filters for filtering image
features according to their type
Image processing system for generating a multidimensional adaptive oriented filter to be applied to the point intensities of a d-dimensional image, comprising...
System for the determination of vessel geometry and flow characteristics
The invention relates to a method and a system for the simultaneous reconstruction of the three-dimensional vessel geometry and the flow characteristics in a...
An adjustable phantom (36) includes a base (202), an actuator (204) and a phantom (210). The phantom includes first (210a) and second portions (210b), each...
Information recording method and apparatus, information reproducing method
and apparatus, information recording...
Congested rewriting in the same area is to be evaded to suppress the tendency towards occurrence of defective areas. When a stream 1 has been recorded, the last...
Device and method for scanning an optical recording medium and optical
The present invention relates to a device (1) for scanning an optical recording medium (3), comprising an optical unit (5) for reading data from and/or writing...
Control apparatus and method for use with digitally controlled light
The present invention provides an extension to a standard N-bit digital pulse width control method which can discriminate 2.sup.N discrete pulse widths per pulse...
Scanning backlight for a matrix display
A scanning backlight unit (BU) for a matrix display comprises a plurality of light sources (L1, . . . , Ln). A driver (2) supplies drive signals (D1, . . . , Dn)...
Active matrix pixel cell with multiple drive transistors and method for
driving such a pixel
A pixel cell in an active matrix display comprising a current driven emissive element such as an OLED (20) and a data input (17) for receiving an analogue data...
Magnetic resonance scanner with a longitudinal magnetic field gradient
In a magnetic resonance scanner, a main magnet system (10) is wound to generate a longitudinally directed main magnetic field (B.sub.0) at least in a scanning...