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Information recording disc, recording and/or reproducing device and method
Four ECC blocks are recorded in a burst cutting area of an optical disc. Each ECC block is constituted by a BCA content code of 1 byte, content data length of 1...
Method and device for protecting user information against manipulations
A method of protecting user information against manipulations provides a high level of protection against any kind of manipulation without increasing the...
Method, apparatus and a unit for image conversion
An image conversion unit for converting a first image with a first resolution into a second image with a second resolution, the second resolution being higher...
Computer tomography apparatus and method for examining an object of
A computer tomography apparatus (100) for examination of an object of interest (107), the computer tomography apparatus (100) comprising detecting elements (123)...
Method of recording information on a multi layer record carrier, and
device for recording on a dual layer...
Recordable DVD+R and DVD+R/W optical discs with two (or more) information layers are developed to double the data storage capacity and video recording time. A...
Method of compensating temperature dependence of driving schemes for
An image is updated on a bi-stable display (310) such as an electrophoretic display by providing separate scaling functions (SF1, SF2) for scaling a duration of...
Image display device
A display device includes a display panel having separately addressable pixels for displaying an image. A first pixel group of provides emergent light in a first...
RF traps for radio frequency coils used in MRI
A radio frequency coil includes an operative radio frequency circuit (100, 100') and a trap radio frequency circuit (110, 110'). The operative radio frequency...
Magnetic resonance imaging with short echo times
In a magnetic resonance imaging method, inner radial readout lines (100, 200, 300, 400) in an inner portion (102, 202, 302, 402) of k-space are acquired using a...
Catalysts for low temperature oxidation of carbon monoxide
CuO--ZnO--CeO.sub.2 catalyst and aged CuO--ZnO catalyst catalytically active for low temperature oxidation of carbon monoxide. The catalysts are co-precipitated,...
Time budgeting by determining status of a streaming buffer during an
autonomous non-data transfer operations in...
Between data accesses to a storage medium, requested by an initiator, a logical unit may need to perform autonomous operations. The logical unit receives...
Topical service provides context information for a home network
A consumer apparatus is made an intuitive component of a user-interface to a topical server. A specific user-interaction with the apparatus or its proxy on the...
Method and system for providing a single unified channel
quieting/measurement request element in an 802.11...
A channel quieting/measurement request element is provided for use in a wireless local area network. The unified element of the invention integrates a dual...
System and method for enhancing an object of interest in noisy medical
The invention relates to a system and a method for detecting an object of interest in a sequence of medical images. Said viewing system comprises alarm detection...
Broadband laser lamp with reduced speckle
The present invention is directed to a laser resonator emitting visible radiation with reduced speckle noise, wherein said optical resonator is formed by at...
Method and device for recording marks representing data in an information
layer of an optical record carrier
A device and method of recording marks representing data in an information layer of a record carrier includes irradiating the information layer by a pulsed...
In an apparatus for handling sheet material or an optical input device, for example, which employs a relative movement sensor (108) utilizing the so-called...
Picture signal enhancement
In a method of picture signal enhancement, a picture signal is subjected (3, 7) to a histogram-based picture signal modification based on a luminance level...
Switchable 2D/3D display
A display device comprises a backlight (6) and a light modulating layer (5) such as an LCD device. The backlight (6) can be controlled to operate as a single...
Active matrix display device
An addressing scheme is provided for a display having an array of current driven pixels. An input voltage is used for generating a desired source-drain current...
Spatially resolved determination of magnetic particle anisotropy in an
area of examination
Determination of at least one of physical, chemical and biological properties and parameters within an area of examination of an object of examination by...
Power allocation methods for lighting devices having multiple source
spectrums, and apparatus employing same
Methods for allocating power amongst different source spectrums, or "channels," of a multi-channel lighting unit, and apparatus that employ such methods. Power...
Method and circuit arrangement for operating a discharge lamp
A method and a circuit arrangement for operating a discharge lamp, in particular during the first hours of operation after lamp manufacture, are described. The...
Electronic ballast protection
A method of electronic ballast protection including providing an electronic ballast having an AC/DC converter 104 with an electronic ballast input and a mains...
System for and method of controlling a light source and lighting
The invention relates to a system for controlling a light source (208, 210, 212) within an area (200), the system comprising: location means conceived to detect...
Fluorescent lamp and method for manufacturing the same
Fluorescent lamp (1) comprising a glass discharge vessel (2) in which a gas is present, which discharge vessel (2) is on two sides provided with a tubular end...
System and method for controlling a LED luminary
The present invention relates to a control system (10; 30; 50) for a LED luminary (12) including a plurality of LED light sources of multiple colors for...
Fastener with friction engageable surface
Interference surfaces are constructed on inner transition surfaces between wings of a fastener having a spiral recess. A portion of the transition surface is...
Starter housing for gas discharge lamp, and method of mounting same
A starter housing (1) for a gas discharge lamp (3) is described. The starter housing (1) comprises an outer (5) and an inner housing (10) which are arranged one...
Shatter glass guard and venting effect design
A shatter glass guard and venting effect design for a fixture of a luminaire adapted to provide adequate shatter guard protection for the purpose of preventing...
Tool for identifying non-conformities
A tool for identifying a non-conformity on a curved surface of an object, in particular on the circumferential surface of a cigarette, comprises a curved surface...
Error detection for speech to text transcription systems
A method, a system and a computer program product detects errors within text generated by a speech to text transcription system. The transcribed text is...
Systems and methods for detecting silences in audio signals
Silences are detected when a local signal power is below a given fixed or relative threshold value, the duration of the local signal power being below the given...
Method and apparatus for optimally matching data sets
A method for matching grayvalued first elements of a first data set with grayvalued second elements of a second data set so that a first distribution of the...
Fluid filled devices
A device (100; 200; 300; 400) comprising a sealed cavity (210) containing n volumes of fluids (80, 87; 220, 230; 320, 332; 420, 422, 430, 432) is described,...
Differential decoder followed by non-linear compensator
A receiver including a (differential-quadrature-) phase-shift-keying demodulator (4) and a differential detector (10) having a decoder (19), is provided with a...
Phase-change optical recording medium having first and second track
An optical disc or other optical recording medium enables reading barcode-shaped-BCA marks in a burst cutting area (BCA) with tracking on while making tampering...
Reading and writing of information blocks
A system writes and reads information blocks on a record carrier and generates status information which is indicative of the fact that at least one area of the...
Apparatus for radial tracking in an optical disc drive using tracking an
error signal derived from...
An optical disc drive uses a tracking error signal derived from the wobble-induced signal components of the optical detector signal. This tracking error signal...
Controlling ambient light as a function of a video signal
A method of providing one or more aspects of an ambient environment comprises receiving a video signal, processing the video signal and controlling ambient light...
System comprising an electrical bridge for generating an electrical signal
for a load and a control unit for...
A System for generating a PWM output voltage signal include a first half bridge having a first set of switches, and a second half bridge having a second set of...
Method and circuit arrangement for operating multi-channel
transmit/receive antenna devices
Methods and circuit arrangements for operating a multi-channel transmit/receive antenna device or arrangement, especially for use in a magnetic resonance imaging...
Simultaneous MR-excitation of multiple nuclei with a single RF amplifier
A medical imaging system (2) excites multiple nuclei through a single RF amplifier (24). The medical imaging system (2) includes a magnet (10) that generates a...
Luminescence sensor comprising at least two wire grids
The present invention proposes a sub-wavelength luminescence sensor, such as e.g. a luminescence biosensor or a luminescence chemical sensor, comprising at least...
Cyclonic separator for separating particles from an airflow and vacuum
cleaner including such a separator
A cyclonic separator for separating particles and/or liquids from an airflow using means for causing the air to follow a cyclonic flow pattern through the...
Device for aligning a data carrier plate with respect to a data
The invention relates to a device for aligning a data carrier plate and its drive (11) with respect to a data transmission head in a data transmission device, in...
Information recording device and method, information reproducing device
and method, recording medium, program,...
An ECC block is constituted by RS(248,216,33). Of a data length of 216 bytes (symbols), only 16 bytes are allocated to BCA data and the remaining 200 bytes are...
Integrated circuit and method for transaction abortion
An integrated circuit includes processing modules and an interconnect device for coupling the processing modules and for enabling a device-level communication...
User aware audio playing apparatus and method
An audio player apparatus (1) and method (2). The audio player apparatus comprises input means (10), such as buttons (11, 12, 13, 14) or soft-buttons on a touch...