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System and method for generating audio-visual summaries for audio-visual
The invention describes a system (1) for generating audio-visual summaries for audio-visual program content (3). The system comprises a search unit (4) for...
Method of spatial and SNR picture compression
The versatile method of spatial and SNR scalable picture compression comprises: high resolution encoding (202a) an input picture (vi) yielding high resolution...
Computed tomography method with helical relative movement and conical beam
The invention relates to a computed tomography method in which a periodically moving object is irradiated by a conical beam bundle. An nPi-relative movement is...
Medical image viewing protocols
A method, computer program and device for creating a viewing protocol for medical images is described. At least a first site of interest is identified in a...
The invention relates to a record carrier (1) comprising an area for storing data, the record carrier adhering to a pre-defined, standardized condition with...
Information carrier comprising access information and dummy information
An information carrier for holding user information includes access information for accessing the user information, the access information being stored in a...
Method of measuring relative movement of an object and an optical input
device over a range of speeds
A method and optical module for measuring relative movement of an input device and object (15) along at least one measuring axis. A laser device (3) having a...
Universal line voltage dimming method and system
A universal line voltage dimming method and system, with a control circuit for an electronic ballast including an on-time converter (50) generating an on-time...
An electric lamp includes a quartz-glass envelope having at least one sealed end, a thin foil including molybdenum at least partly embedded within said sealed...
Light source including a wavelength-converted semiconductor light emitting
device and a filter
A semiconductor light emitting device comprises a light emitting layer disposed between an n-type region and a p-type region. The light emitting layer is adapted...
Automotive lamp provided with a bulb locked to the cap of the lamp
An automotive lamp includes a translucent bulb containing a light source and a cap that surrounds a portion of the bulb such that it engages the bulb by a click...
Lamp-ballast-system with integrated cooling circuit
The subject of the present invention is a lamp-ballast-system (1), especially a dielectric barrier discharge (DBD-) lamp-ballast-system for generating and/or...
Projection system and method for operating a projection system to
compensate for overshoot sequence
A method for operating a projection system (1) is described, wherein a brightness level (B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6) in an image (IM) is represented by the total...
Tiered hinge-lid pack of smoking articles
A hinge-lid pack of smoking articles such as cigarettes comprises: a box portion; a lid portion hinged to the box portion; and at least two longitudinally offset...
Housing for OLED reading lamp
System and method for generating automatic user interface for arbitrarily
complex or large databases
A software system automatically and dynamically generates a fully functional user interface (UI) based upon, and connected directly to, an underlying data model...
Controlling an apparatus based on speech
An apparatus with a speech control unit includes a microphone array having multiple microphones for receiving respective audio signals, and a beam forming module...
Seamless reproduction from a signal recorded on a first and a second layer
of a record carrier
The invention relates to an apparatus for reproducing a digital information signal which is recorded on a first and a second layer of a record carrier, the...
Method and apparatus for synchronization over 802.3AF
A method and apparatus for synchronizing timing of Access Points (APs) and/or Synchronization Units (SUs) includes (a) arranging a cable having at least four...
Single spot cross-correlation tracking
A tracking error (TE) signal is formed from a single spot on a photodetector 25 to improve the robustness in optical disc applications having a reduced...
Video data signal correction
A method and apparatus for correcting video data signals for addressing an active matrix electroluminescent display device wherein input video signals are...
A gas-discharge lamp (1) is described having an inner envelope (2) comprising a discharge vessel (3) and two tubular sections (6, 7) arranged on the discharge...
Low-pressure gas discharge lamp comprising a UV-B phosphor
A low-pressure gas discharge lamp includes a gas discharge vessel having a gas filling with a discharge-maintaining composition. At least part of a wall of the...
A detection module for detecting electro-magnetic radiation comprises a photosensor, a current integration circuit and an arithmetic unit fits the integration...
Multimedia method and system for interaction between a screen-based host
and various distributed and...
A screen-based host with processing and I/O facilities interacts with distributed items that are arranged for storing and exchanging digital information with the...
Light collimation and mixing of remote light sources
A light-emitting device, comprising at least a first light source (101) and a second light source (102) is provided. The light source further comprises a first...
Fluid ejection device for ink jet heads
A fluid ejection device that can be used for inkjet heads is described. A large actuator with a small stroke in combination with hydraulic pressure transfer by...
Smoking article component transfer device and method
Described herein is a method and apparatus for transferring rods, or tubes, comprising feeding a plurality of rods into a hopper, feeding the rods through a...
Remote control unit
Optical data disc with multiple booting points
A booting procedure can take a long time and typically starts from a lead-in on a main data layer of an optical data disc. A Portable-Blue (PB) disc, a dual boot...
Optical scanning device with compact spherical aberration compensation
The invention relates to an optical scanning device for scanning at least one information layer (101, 102) in an information carrier (10), comprising means (1)...
Phosphor in polycrystalline ceramic structure and a light-emitting element
The invention relates to a phosphor in a polycrystalline ceramic structure and a light-emitting element provided with the same comprising a Light-Emitting Diode...
Palladium-containing nanoscale catalysts
A method of making palladium-containing nanoscale catalyst particles comprising subjecting a starting material to laser energy so as to form a vapor and...
Smoking article with a restrictor
A smoking article filter includes a flow restrictor and a cavity downstream of the flow restrictor. The flow restrictor includes an orifice or flow channel for...
Cigarettes and filter subassemblies with squeezable flavor capsule and
methods of manufacture
Improved delivery of additive materials to cigarettes is provided through the use of one or more capsules containing additive materials, such as flavor...
The invention relates to a lamp assembly (1) for illuminating a surface (S) comprising a chamber (3) accommodating a plurality of light-emitting diodes (11R,...
LED-based lighting fixtures for surface illumination with improved heat
dissipation and manufacturability
LED-based lighting apparatus and assembly methods in which mechanical and/or thermal coupling between respective components is accomplished via a transfer of...
Pocket-size container for consumer items
A three-piece pocket-size container for holding a consumer product such as smokeless tobacco product in an interior volume of a perimeter band which has a base...
Tobacco powder supported catalyst particles
Cut filler compositions, cigarettes, methods for making cut filler compositions and cigarettes, and methods for treating mainstream tobacco smoke of cigarettes...
Cellulose acetate fiber modification
Cellulose acetate fibers can be modified to have physical imperfections and then incorporated into cigarette filter plugs as filtering materials. Cellulose...
Thermally insulative smoking article filter components
A filter component includes a catalyst surrounded by a thermally insulative carbon fiber composite. The catalyst can catalyze the chemical reaction of selected...
Method of producing a sealed bundle of consumer articles
A method of producing a sealed bundle containing consumer articles such as smoking articles comprises the steps of wrapping a sealable material around an outer...
Method for encoding multiword information by wordwise interleaving and
wordwise error protection with error...
Multiword information is encoded as based on multibit symbols disposed in relative contiguity with respect to a medium. It has wordwise interleaving, wordwise...
Method and system for detecting artifacts in ICU patient records by data
fusion and hypothesis testing
A method for monitoring a patient employs hypothesis testing against each of several monitored signals to determine whether an artifact is present in the...
Medical viewing system and method for detecting and enhancing static
structures in noisy images using motion of...
A method for use in a medical viewing system for processing for display a sequence of images of a medical intervention comprising manipulating a tool such as a...