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Focusing lens with electrowetting based macro switch
The present invention provides a discretely adjustable lens (300) that is controllable by means of electrostatic or electrowetting forces. The lens provides two...
Optical scanning device
An optical scanning device for scanning a record carrier (22), the record carrier has an outer face (24) and the optical scanning device comprises a radiation...
Controllable optical lens
A controllable optical lens system, comprises a chamber housing first and second fluids, the interface between the fluids defining a lens surface. An electrode...
Controllable optical lens
A controllable electrowetting lens system has a feedback control loop for controlling the electrode arrangement drive signals to implement an autofocus function....
Wireless link module comprising two antennas
A wireless link module includes a lower band antenna and a higher band antenna. Each of these antennas includes an antenna element with a feeding end and an open...
Reflective electrode for a semiconductor light emitting apparatus
A process is disclosed for forming a reflective electrode on a semiconductor light emitting device, the light emitting device having an active layer for...
Illumination system comprising a radiation source and a fluorescent
An illumination system includes a radiation source and a fluorescent material including at least one phosphor capable of absorbing a part of light emitted by the...
Thiol-functionalized sorbent for smoking articles and filters for the
removal of heavy metals from mainstream smoke
Smoking articles which use thiol-functionalized sorbents are provided. The thiol-functionalized sorbents comprise at least one thioalkylsilyl compound covalently...
Battery for lamp
Electro-optically active device
An electro-optically active display device including at least one individually addressable pixel, each pixel being provided with an obstructing element, such as...
X-ray detector with CsI:T1 conversion layer
An x-ray detector comprises a conversion layer for converting x-radiation into optical radiation. Photosensitive elements notably photodiodes to derive...
Method for generating a burst of steam from a steam iron
A steam ironing device (1) comprises a steam generator (20) for heating water to steam, a steam outlet (25) for letting out a burst of steam (27) from the steam...
Vacuum cleaner with head
Radio communication system
In a radio communication system having a primary station and a plurality of secondary stations, the power of uplink and downlink channels between the primary...
Video language filtering based on user profile
The invention relates to video player devices intended to play a video content DSC including audio tracks forming a disc audio languages list DAL and/or...
Device for directing radiation to a layer, apparatus with such device and
method using such apparatus
A device for directing radiation to a layer (1) is described. The device includes a first optical element (L1) for focusing a first radiation beam (B1)...
Controlling lateral distribution of air gaps in interconnects
Properties of a hard mask liner are used against the diffusion of a removal agent to prevent air cavity formation in specific areas of an interconnect stack....
Closure device for a container
A closure device (10) for a container (12) includes a filling device (14) that can be attached to an opening (16) of the container (12) A closure structure such...
Hinged lid container with outer shell
A container includes an outer shell and an inner slide. The outer shell comprises an outer shell front wall, an outer shell rear wall, left and right outer shell...
Device for de-wrinkling garments
A garment de-wrinkling device (1) comprises an enclosure (10) for moistening garments (20). An ironing board (40) and an adjacent standby area (41), which are...
Coding a video data stream with unequal error protection based activity
A method adapted to detect the activity of individual partitions within a packetized frame. The method provides for the encoding of those portions of the data...
Real-time signature embedding in video
A method and system for embedding an authentication signature in an audio-visual signal such that only a part of an entire frame of the audio-visual signal is...
Method for transcutaneous catheter guiding
The invention relates to a method of determining the position of a catheter introduced along a guide wire inserted into a body, in which method an image of the...
Non-invasive left ventricular volume determination
A method for calculating total left ventricular (LV) volume during a cardiac cycle includes estimating the LV volume using only endocardial contours in a cardiac...
Stationary spectral power dependent audio enhancement system
An audio enhancement system (1) for speech recognition or voice control is described, comprising a signal input for carrying a distorted desired signal (z), a...
There is described a multi-channel encoder (10; 600) for processing input signals conveyed in N input channels to generate corresponding output signals conveyed...
Dual-stack optical data storage medium and use of such medium
A dual-stack recordable optical data storage medium wherein a focused radiation beam having a wavelength .lamda. enters through an entrance face of the medium...
A diffractive part for an optical scanning device is described. The device is for scanning a first information layer by means of a first radiation beam having a...
Method and apparatus for determining an optimum power level
A fast optimum power control method is disclosed, with a laser power level being adjusted in a predetermined sequence at an ADIP/ATIP frame of an optical...
Method for recording a lead-out on an optical disc
A device for recording information writes marks in a track on a record carrier of a writable type. The device records the information according to a predefined...
Motor power controller for a disk drive, disk drive comprising a motor
power controller and method for...
A motor power controller for a disk drive includes at least two operation states. In a first operation state, the disk drive motor is running continuously, and...
Electroluminescent display devices
In an active matrix electroluminescent display device a storage capacitor (24) is provided in each pixel for storing a voltage to be used for addressing a drive...
High frequency control of a semiconductor switch
Resonant gate driver circuits provide for efficient switching of, for example, a MOSFET. However, often an operation of the resonant gate driver circuit does not...
System of electric coils for transmitting and receiving radio-frequency
magnetic fields in a magnetic-resonance...
The invention relates to a magnetic-resonance imaging (MRI) apparatus comprising an electrical coil system (17) for transmitting and receiving a radio-frequency...
Integrated power supply for surface coils
A radio frequency receive coil for receiving a magnetic resonance signal includes a radio frequency antenna. The radio frequency antenna includes one or more...
RF coil system for an MRI system with a fixed coil and with a moving coil
part below the patient support
The present invention relates to an RF system for a magnetic resonance imaging device (13). The RF system comprises an RF transmitter coil subsystem and an RF...
Assembly of a capped high-pressure discharge lamp and a lamp holder
The invention relates to an assembly of a capped high-pressure discharge lamp (1) and a lamp holder (50). The discharge lamp comprises an outer envelope (10) in...
LED with porous diffusing reflector
In one embodiment, an AlInGaP LED includes a bottom n-type layer, an active layer, a top p-type layer, and a thick n-type GaP layer over the top p-type layer....
X-ray image detector
An Y-ray detector apparatus comprises an array of detector pixels arranged into a plurality of sub-arrays. The pixels in each sub-array share a common dose...
High-voltage rubber cone plug-in connector
A high-voltage connector is described, having a plug (10) with a rubber cone (131; 132, 133) for insertion in a socket (20). A connector of this kind is also...
Aromatic fibrous strip for consumer pack
A consumer pack with flexible outerwrap around the pack has a tear tape between the pack and the outerwrap for separating the outerwrap into upper and lower...