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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...
LED power control methods and apparatus
Methods and apparatus for providing and controlling power to loads including one or more LEDs. In one example, a controlled predetermined power is provided to a...
Method of manufacturing a plurality of semiconductor devices and carrier
Individual devices (100) are locally attached to a carrier substrate (10), so that they can be removed therefrom individually. This is achieved through the use...
LED assembly having maximum metal support for laser lift-off of growth
Described is a process for forming an LED structure using a laser lift-off process to remove the growth substrate (e.g., sapphire) after the LED die is bonded to...
Illumination system comprising mechanical dimming device
An illumination system (10), comprising an illumination source (2) and a mechanical dimming device (4) for dimming the amount of light generated by the...
Container receiving unit with even distribution of beverage
A container receiving unit for use in an apparatus for preparing a beverage includes a receiving space for receiving a container arranged for holding a beverage...
Method and apparatus for realizing personalized information from multiple
A system for a meta-browser includes a receiver, an output device for displaying a virtual unified browsing space, and a selector input device for navigating the...
Method and apparatus for time scaling of a signal
A decoder receives (501) a bitstream comprising an encoded mono signal and stereo data. A time scale processor (503) generates a time scaled mono signal. A...
Method and apparatus for editing source video to provide video image
A method and apparatus for editing a source video that has already been taken to stabilize images in the video. To eliminate jerky motion from a video, changes...
Anti-scatter-grid for a radiation detector
The invention relates to an Anti-Scatter-Grid (ASG) with lamellae (2) that absorb incident radiation (1, 8) and that produce an electrical signal proportional to...
Extreme UV and soft X ray generator
A gas discharge source, in particular, for generating extreme ultraviolet and/or soft X-radiation, has a gas-filled intermediate electrode space located between...
Method of, and system for, communicating data, and a station for
Data is transmitted from a first station to a second station, by following method: at the first station, dividing the data into a sequence of data packets and...
Method for controlling the rotation of optical disc using speed profile
and holding circuit
A motor control method for rotating an optical disc to be accessed by an optical head includes steps of: providing an increasing power to rotate a motor at...
Digital player interface device with exchangeable adapter
A digital player interface device with exchangeable adapter is provided to comprise an adapter providing with a through hole for load-on/off of a digital player...
Circuit for signal amplification and use of the same in active matrix
An amplification circuit comprises a capacitor arrangement (42) and a switching arrangement. The capacitor arrangement has a first capacitor (C2) which has a...
Method and circuit for driving gas discharge lamps using a single inverter
For driving one or more gas discharge lamps (2) to conduct or to block at any time and at the same time, a rectangular high voltage is generated from a high DC...
Lighting unit with multiple light sources of a different color temperature
In a lighting unit for operating lamps (LA1, LA2) of a different color temperature, a number of predetermined color points can be adjusted. The color points are...
High-pressure mercury vapor lamp incorporating a predetermined germanium
to oxygen molar ratio within its...
A high-pressure mercury vapor lamp suitable for sterilization purposes. Germanium and oxygen are added in small quantities to the mercury and/or the mercury...