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Reduction of carbon monoxide and nitric oxide in smoking articles using
nanoscale particles and/or clusters of...
Smoking article components, cigarettes, methods for making cigarettes and methods for smoking cigarettes are provided that use nitrided transition metal oxide...
System and method for airway manipulation
Methods and devices are disclosed for manipulating the airway, such as to treat obstructive sleep apnea. An implant is positioned within the body with respect...
Apparatus and method for generating steam
A steam generating apparatus includes a boiler for receiving water to be heated and an opening in a wall of the boiler. The opening is closable by a closing...
Optical disc device protecting the optical pickup unit during ejection by
a catch member of a tray displacing a...
An optical disc device comprising a tray (1) for carrying an optical disc, which tray (1) can move between a position inside the device and a position partly...
Matching led flash to camera's ambient light compensation algorithm
A white light LED flash for a digital camera is described that uses a blue light LED die in conjunction with red and green phosphor or quantum dot material over...
Apparatus and method for announcing a pending QoS service schedule to a
An apparatus and method is disclosed for announcing to a wireless station in a wireless network that a Quality of Service (QoS) service schedule is pending for...
Real time power control for optical recording drives
The invention discloses an optical recording drive for recording data on an optical carrier such as an optical disk of the DVD or BD format. A radiation source...
Lighting system and method for controlling a plurality of light sources
A lighting system, a lighting unit and a method for controlling a plurality of light sources are described. A lighting system comprises an intelligent...
OLED device employing a metal thin-film connected to a high-current cable
An interconnection arrangement for interconnecting a high-current carrying cable with a metal thin-film (3, 4) on a transparent and insulating substrate (1)....
Light emitting diode module
The present invention relates to a light emitting diode (LED) module (10), comprising at least one LED chip (12) having a surface (13) for emitting light, and a...
LED with molded bi-directional optics
A double-molded lens for an LED includes an outer lens molded around the periphery of an LED die and a collimating inner lens molded over the top surface of the...
Semiconductor light emitting device with integrated electronic components
One or more circuit elements such as silicon diodes, resistors, capacitors, and inductors are disposed between the semiconductor structure of a semiconductor...
Method of measuring relative movement in two dimensions of an object and
an optical input device using a single...
An optical input device for measuring relative movement between an object (15) and a sensor unit comprising a laser device (3, 5) having a laser cavity for...
Shielded electrode connector
An ECG lead set is described which is shielded against electrostatic charge hazards. An electrical shield is located at the end of each lead of the lead set and...
Structural arrangement for a fluid-dispensing power toothbrush
The fluid-dispensing power toothbrush includes a selected toothbrush architecture, generally, a handle portion, a head portion which is removable from the...
Recessed light fixture with a movable junction box
A recessed light fixture is provided with a movable junction box. The light fixture has a frame for supporting a lamp housing and lamp socket. A plurality of...
System and method for percutaneous glossoplasty
Methods and devices are disclosed for manipulating the tongue. An implant is positioned within at least a portion of the tongue and may be secured to other...
Secure proximity verification of a node on a network
A system and method determines the proximity of the target node to the source node from the time required to communicate messages within the node-verification...
System for providing expert care to a basic care medical facility from a
A system for providing expert care to a basic care medical facility (BCMF) from a remote location. The system facilitates real-time, continuous assessment of...
Medical viewing system and method for detecting boundary structures
A medical viewing system for displaying a sequence of medical images that represents moving and/or positioning a guide-wire in a blood vessel, which guide-wire...
Method, apparatus, and system for removing motion artifacts from
measurements of bodily parameters
A method for removing motion artifacts from devices for sensing bodily parameters and apparatus and system for effecting same that includes analyzing segments...
Radial adaptive filter for metal artifact correction
A diagnostic imaging system (10) corrects metal artifact streaks (38) emanating from a metal object (36) in a tomographic image (T). A first processor (40)...
System and method for providing lateral and frontal X-ray images of a
The present invention provides an imaging system (10) having a pedal-switching mechanism (14) for lateral and frontal imaging. The imaging system (10) is...
Visualization of 3D images in combination with 2D projection images
Original 2D rotational projections are combined preferably in an overlaying manner with corresponding viewings of a 3D reconstruction. By showing the 2D...
Electrically-pumped semiconductor zigzag extended cavity surface emitting
lasers and superluminescent LEDs
A semiconductor surface emitting optical amplifier chip utilizes a zigzag optical path within an optical amplifier chip. The zigzag optical path couples two or...
Identification of changes in broadcast database
A method of acquiring repetitively broadcast data comprises acquiring the data in fragments, acquiring a document comprising information on the fragments,...
Optical disc comprising a watermark and a method and recorder for
recording such a disc
A visible pattern is obtained by modulating the digital sum value. Because the digital sum value modulation allows the choice of several different channel bits...
Method for distinguishing unbalanced disc
A method for distinguishing unbalanced disc in an optical disc reproducing/recording apparatus, comprising following steps: moving an optical pickup head to a...
MR involving high speed coil mode switching between I-channel linear,
Q-channel linear, quadrature and...
Hybrid circuitry (40, 40', 40'') for operatively coupling a radio frequency drive signal (70) with a quadrature coil (30) is configurable in one of at least two...
Digitized MR signal data encoding with dynamically variable bit rate
A digital receiver circuit includes an encoder (104) for encoding a digitized magnetic resonance signal is disclosed herein. The digitized magnetic resonance...
Method and system for variable color lighting
A method, for controlling color output of a variable color lighting system (1) capable of emitting light within a color gamut, comprising the steps of receiving...
Lamp driver circuit and method for driving a discharge lamp
A lamp driver circuit (400) comprises a feedback circuit for controlling stable operation of a discharge lamp (La), e.g. an inductively coupled discharge lamp...
Method and circuit for driving a gas discharge lamp
A method for driving a gas discharge lamp and relates to a lamp driver circuit for driving a gas discharge lamp. The method includes supplying a current to the...
Electroluminescent arrangement having detached electrode and method of
fabricating the same
An electroluminescent arrangement comprising a substrate (1), at least one layered structure applied to the substrate that comprises at least one organic...
Organic LED device with electrodes having reduced resistance
Organic electroluminescent device with a layer stack for emitting light through a top electrode includes a conductive foil having a carrier material with an...
Low-pressure mercury vapor discharge lamp with amalgam capsule having
An amalgam capsule (16) for a low-pressure mercury vapor discharge lamp (1) has a closed end and an opposing end with an opening (21) to allow passage of...
Segmented dielectric barrier discharge lamp
The subject of the present invention is a dielectric barrier discharge (DBD-) lamp (1) for generating and emitting ultraviolet radiation comprising: --a housed...
Electric lamp featuring a discharge vessel with pinched seals and mounting
The electric lamp comprises a discharge vessel (1) which has pinched seals (4) of H-shaped cross-section. A pair of metal mounting members (10) are clicked on...
Anti-fuse cell and its manufacturing process
An anti-fuse cell includes a standard MOS transistor of an integrated circuit, with source and drain regions covered with a metal silicide layer and at least...
Method and apparatus for using light emitting diodes
The present invention provides a method and apparatus for using light emitting diodes for curing and various solid state lighting applications. The method...
Method of forming a dielectric layer on a semiconductor light emitting
A semiconductor structure comprising a light emitting layer disposed between an n-type region and a p-type region is formed. A first metal contact is formed on...
Pinhole SPECT camera with plural detector heads
An imaging system (10) includes at least one radiation detector unit (16) disposed adjacent a field of view (20) to detect and measure radiation from the field...
Hair styling appliance
To prevent over-heating and moisture loss of hair being styled by the influence of heat and pressure such as by a straightener, a hair styling appliance with...
Fastening system and lamp having a fastening system
A fastening system for fastening a lamp has at least one electrical source of radiant light, in place in a light system. Part of the lamp projects into an...
A LED luminaire comprises a heat sink disposed above an LED array and in thermal communication with the LED array, the LED array having at least one red LED and...
Multi-component filter providing multiple flavour enhancement
A multi-component filter for a smoking article comprises: a mouth end segment; a first flavor release segment comprising plant leaf upstream of the mouth end...
Smoking article with bypass channel
A smoking article having a tobacco rod of a smokable material and a filter system attached to the tobacco rod of smokable material. The filter system includes a...