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Method of measuring the movement of an input device
A small and cheap user's input device for measuring scroll-and-click movements of a finger (132) or other object relative to the device comprises at least one...
Systems and methods for driving a display device and interrupting a
In a driver for a luminescent display the operating voltage of a driver circuit is monitored to prevent extra dissipation due to open output connections (28) of...
Electronic ballast with lamp type determination
The electronic ballast with lamp type determination for an electronic ballast providing power to a lamp filament 208 includes a filament current sensing circuit...
High intensity discharge lamp
A metal halide lamp is disclosed comprising an elongated discharge vessel, preferably made of a ceramic material, surrounded by an outer envelope and having a...
Polyethylene compositions and pipe made from same
A polymer composition comprising a density equal to or greater than about 0.947 g/cc, a high load melt index from about 1 g/10 min to about 30 g/10 min, and a...
Control mechanism for an endoscope
Control mechanism (10) for an endoscope including first and second independently rotatable control knobs (18,20), an inner pinion shaft (22) fixed to the first...
An illumination system has linear array of light emitters (R, G, B, A, W) associated with it least one linear array of outcoupling means (O.sub.1, O.sub.2,...
Illumination system combining diffuse homogeneous lighting with direct
An illumination system, preferably for illumination in a car, comprising at least one plain or slightly curved, solid light guide (4) made of transparent...
Method and system for marking one or more parts of a recorded data
An apparatus and method for marking one or more parts of a recorded data sequence including displaying a representation of the recorded data sequence, selecting...
Protecting content from illicit reproduction by proof of existence of a
complete data set via self-referencing...
Data items are selected for inclusion in a data set so as to discourage a transmission of the entire set. Each data item includes section(s) which constitute(s)...
The method creates an audio stream comprising tracks of sinusoidal components linked across a plurality of sequential time segments. Segments in each track are...
Computer tomography apparatus
A computer tomography apparatus for examination of an object of interest includes detecting elements adapted to detect electromagnetic radiation scattered from...
Overhead reduction and address and protection in communication stack
The invention reduces addressing overhead for communication using a layered communication protocol. An improvement of the invention maintains security for the...
Ultra-high pressure discharge lamp provided with a multi-layered
interference filter on an outer surface of the...
The invention relates to a high-pressure discharge lamp which comprises at least a burner (2) having a symmetrical discharge chamber (21), where at least the...
X-ray examination apparatus
An X-ray examination apparatus (10) comprises radiation modules in the form of an X-ray source (20) and an X-ray detector(18), a main curved arm (12) having...
Pocket-size hand-held container for consumer items
A pocket-size hand-held container for containing a supply of consumer items comprises a frame, a lid, and preferably a bag is disposed in the container for...
The invention provides signal coding, wherein the signal is source coded to obtain a coded data stream, and source significance information (SSI) is included...
Radio communication system
A radio communication system comprises a secondary station having a communication channel with a primary station for the transmission of data packets from the...
Spectroscopic analysis apparatus and method with excitation system and
focus monitoring system
The present invention relates to an analysis apparatus, in particular a spectroscopic analysis apparatus, for analyzing an object, such as blood of a patient,...
Portable x-ray detector plate with shock absorption
A portable X-ray detector unit (10) comprising a detection panel (12) housed within a cassette (14), wherein a margin is provided around the detection panel...
Electronic device with an array of processing units
Electronics devices like X-ray detectors with an array of pixels are combined (binned) into binning blocks of m.times.n pixels. Available read-out lines of the...
Method for junction formation in a semiconductor device and the
semiconductor device made thereof
Devices and methods for junction formation in manufacturing a semiconductor device are disclosed. The devices have shallow junction depths far removed from...
Device for shortening hairs by means of laser induced optical breakdown
The invention relates to a device (1) for shortening hairs (3), in particular growing from human skin (5). The device (1) has a laser source (7) for generating a...
Reduction of phenolic compound precursors in tobacco
A tobacco rod having reduced levels of at least one phenolic compound precursor selected from the group consisting of gentisic acid, 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid,...
Liquid flow sensor fox x-ray tubes
A housing (30) surrounds at least a portion of an x-ray tube (1). A cooling system (32, 32') supplies a cooling liquid through the housing. The cooling system...
Coherent-scatter computed tomography
Known reconstruction techniques from coherent scattered x-rays apply non-exact reconstruction techniques. According to the present invention, a relatively wide...
Color LCD with bi-color sequential backlight
In an LCD, a backlight having red, green, and blue LEDs is controlled to generate monochromatic light (e,g., blue) during a portion of a cycle, such as an image...
Flexible foil moveable by non-mechanical means
A foil moveable by non-mechanical means, such as light or heat, comprises an alternating array of first and second foil sections each resiliently and...
Automated myocardial contrast echocardiography
A myocardial contrast echo exam is performed by the use of a two dimensional array transducer probe. The probe is held against a selected acoustic window of the...
X-ray examination device
The invention concerns an X-ray examination device (10) comprising an X-ray source (20), an X-ray detector (18) and a segmented carrier, where the X-ray source...
Flavor capsule for enhanced flavor delivery in cigarettes
Improved delivery of additive materials to cigarettes is provided through the use of one or more capsules containing additive materials, such as flavor...
Device and method for recording information
A device for recording records a series of blocks (42) having continuous logical addresses, e.g. digitally encoded video, on a record carrier at a corresponding...
Network communication apparatus for providing a user with a paging message
A network communications system comprises a number of user stations, coupled via a data network to a number of service provider host systems. The user stations...
Method and apparatus for indicating the location of an object
A method of indicating the location of a relatively mobile object, comprising the steps of: (a) generating a first signal that is characteristic of a first,...
Order of titles
A method of recording an encoded bit stream that represents video objects includes recording a collection of contiguously arranged video objects and management...
Wavelength conversion layers with embedded crystallites
The present invention is directed to a wavelength conversion layer (1) with a matrix layer (2) comprising embedded rare-earth-ion-doped micro-crystallites (3)...
Defect area management
A multi-layer optical writable disc (D) comprises at least two layers (L1, L2, . . . ) and at least two defect management areas (DF1, DF2, . . . ). A first...
A display device comprises a light emitting picture element (120) and a contrast enhancing element (110). The contrast enhancing element comprises a plurality of...
Electrically controllable color conversion cell
The invention relates to light emitting devices (2) with variable output color. More specifically, the inventions provides a color conversion cell (10) which can...
Internet-based service for updating a programmable control device
An Internet based service is provided for updating a programmable control device. An Internet site contains links to appliance-dependent control and feature...