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Carrier for solid-state lighting devices intended for a light bulb

There is provided a carrier (6) for solid-state lighting devices (2). The carrier (6) is intended to be arranged in a light bulb and is formed from one single flat and formable substrate (1), which has been bent to a generally tube-shaped form. ... Phi Inc

Lighting controller, lighting system and configuration method

A lighting system controller for a lighting system having lighting units and sensors which together form a communications network. A new sensor may be added to the network as a new network node. ... Phi Inc

Area illumination system and method

Disclosed is an illumination system (100) and method (600) for generating a predefmed illumination pattern on an area (10). The system comprises a plurality of luminaires (110), each luminaire having an orientation adjustment mechanism and being arranged to generate a contribution (210, 210′) to said illumination pattern on a part of said area; a plurality of cameras (120), each camera associated with one of said luminaires for capturing an image of an illuminated part of said area including the contribution generated by said as sociated luminaire; and a control unit (130) adapted to facilitate the generation of the predefmed illumination pattern by evaluating one of said images to determine a deviation from the predefmed illumination pattern for the illuminated part of said area captured in said image; selecting a luminaire from said plurality of luminaires from information contained in a light plan and generating an orientation adjustment signal for the selected luminaire based on the determined deviation.. ... Phi Inc

Efficient address assignment in coded lighting positioning systems

Remote controllers, positioning systems, and methods configured for the efficient assignment of addresses in a coded lighting positioning system are proposed. Particularly, a proposed remote controller comprises a receiver for receiving coded light from a light source in a coded lighting positioning system, where the coded light comprises an initial light source identifier of the light source. ... Phi Inc

Power control and monitoring arrangement

Current flow monitoring, from which a power dissipation metric in a load circuit may be obtained, is often performed using a current sense resistor. However, this implies extra circuit complexity. ... Phi Inc

Dc to dc converter

Pre-conditioners (or line-conditioners) are used to convert electrical power having first characteristics into electrical power having second characteristics. For example, a pre-conditioner may connect electrical equipment forming a load, which requiring only a conventional mains supply level to a utility three-phase supply. ... Phi Inc

Estimating an average value of an inductor current for switched-mode power converters

The present invention relates to a device (1) for estimating an average value of an inductor current for switched-mode power converters (100), the device (1) comprising: a sensor (10), which is configured to measure an inductor voltage (v_l) and an inductor current (i_l); a ripple-suppressor (20), which is configured to provide an estimated inductor current ripple (eir) based on the measured inductor voltage (v_l); and a current-corrector (30), which is configured to provide a corrected inductor current (i_lc) based on the estimated inductor current ripple (eir) and the measured inductor current (i_l).. . ... Phi Inc

Using image references in radiology reports to support report-to-image navigation

A system, method and computer readable storage medium for retrieving a narrative report for at least one study including a plurality of images of a patient from a memory, determining text structure boundaries to identify and classify each text structure in the narrative report, determining image references in each text structure of the narrative report, extracting image references from text structures classified as including an image reference and determining a study to which an extracted image reference corresponds.. . ... Phi Inc

Device and method for processing computer tomography imaging data

The invention relates to a device for processing ct imaging data, comprising a processing unit, which is configured to receive a plurality of sets of ct imaging data recorded at different imaging positions and at different points in time. Furthermore, the processing device is configured to provide a plurality of auxiliary sets of ct imaging data, each auxiliary set of ct imaging data comprising processed image data allocated to spatial positions inside a respective spatial section of the object space, wherein a given one of the spatial sections contains those spatial positions which are covered by those sets of ct imaging data acquired at a respective one of the imaging positions, and to generate the processed image data for a given spatial position using those of the sets of ct imaging data acquired at the respective one of the imaging positions.. ... Phi Inc

Method and system for load balancing of care requests for workload management

A system and method to provide a care-based activity recommendation engine are described. The system comprises electronic storage and physical computer processors. ... Phi Inc

Channel switching device, memory storage device and channel switching method

A channel switching device, a memory storage device and a channel switching method are provided. The channel switching device includes a signal analysis module and a switch module. ... Phi Inc

Memory management method, memory storage device and memory control circuit unit

A memory management method, a memory storage device and a memory control circuit unit are provided. The method includes: obtaining a usage status of a first physical unit of a rewritable non-volatile memory module for storing data from a host system; determining a first rule according to the usage status; and performing a first operation according to the first rule. ... Phi Inc

A particle sensor and particle sensing method

A particle sensor uses an electrostatic particle charging section in the form of an ionization chamber. A flow sensor arrangement is used to produce a signal which is representative of the amount of gas flow between the outside of the ionization chamber and the inside of the ionization chamber. ... Phi Inc

Particle sensor and particle sensing method

Presented is a particle sensing system is for providing particle distribution information in a fluid flow in which thermophoretic particle movement is induced (10) towards a sensor (12) for sensing collected particles. In accordance with the present invention, the thermophoretic particle movement is in opposite direction to the direction of gravity, and the sensor (12) is located above the sensing volume. ... Phi Inc

06/14/18 / #20180163952

Light bulb with solid-state lighting devices

There is provided a light bulb (1) which comprises: a cap (2) for mechanically and electrically connecting the light bulb (1) to a lamp socket; a light-transmissive envelope (3); a stem (12) arranged inside the envelope (3), the stem (12) including a base portion (13) proximal to the cap (2); and at least one carrier (7) and one or more solid-state lighting devices (6) mounted on the at least one carrier (7) inside the envelope (3). The at least one carrier (7) is supported by the base portion (13) of the stem (12). ... Phi Inc

06/14/18 / #20180163341

Steam iron

A steam iron (10) comprises a steam generator (15) having a main body portion (15a ) including an electrical heating element (16) to heat the steam generator (15), and an ironing plate (13) coupled to the steam generator (15) via a thermal coupling and configured to be passively heated by conduction of heat from the steam generator (15) via the thermal coupling. The thermal coupling between the steam generator (15) and the ironing plate (13) comprises an indirect thermal path formed by a flange (22) of the steam generator (15), the flange (22) being in contact with the ironing plate (13) and being spaced from the main body portion (15a ) of the steam generator (15), the flange (22) also being configured to space the main body portion (15a ) of the steam generator (15) from the ironing plate (13) to restrict the conduction of heat from the main body portion (15a ) of the steam generator (15) to the ironing plate (13).. ... Phi Inc

06/14/18 / #20180162970

Ziegler-natta - metallocene dual catalyst systems with activator-supports

Catalyst systems having both a metallocene catalyst component and a ziegler-natta component are disclosed. Such catalyst systems can contain a metallocene compound, an activator-support, an organoaluminum compound, and a ziegler-natta component comprising titanium supported on magnesium chloride.. ... Phi Inc

06/14/18 / #20180162969

Process for transitioning between low percentage chrome and high percentage chrome catalysts

A method of transitioning from a first catalyst to a second catalyst in a gas phase fluidized bed reactor comprising continuously feeding the first catalyst and a recycle stream comprising olefin monomer to the reactor; wherein the monomer contacts the first catalyst in the fluidized bed and polymerizes; wherein the reactor is operating in condensing mode (withdrawing a gaseous stream comprising unreacted monomer from the reactor, cooling the gaseous stream to condense a portion thereof, and contacting the cooled gaseous stream with fresh monomer to form the recycle stream); and wherein a liquid phase of the recycle stream evaporates within the fluidized bed; discontinuing the first catalyst to the reactor while continuing to feed the recycle stream; maintaining the condensing mode in reactor at >3 wt. % liquid phase in recycle stream while no fresh catalyst is introduced to reactor; and introducing the second catalyst to the reactor operating in condensing mode.. ... Phi Inc

06/14/18 / #20180161997

Hair trimmer with cutting guide

A hair cutting device comprises a blade portion and an adjustable cutting guide moveable with respect to the blade portion to provide a reference guide line on a user's skin/body to enable hair to be cut accurately at a predetermined angle or pattern.. . ... Phi Inc

06/14/18 / #20180161590

Automatic external defibrillator with increased cpr administration time

An automated external defibrillator (aed) is described which spends an increased proportion of a rescue in a cpr mode. This is accomplished by use of a single shock protocol which causes the aed to spend less time in shock analysis and delivery activities as compared with the typical multiple shock protocol. ... Phi Inc

06/14/18 / #20180161039

Implantable medical device and system to heat tissue

A medical implant device (18) for atrial appendage (20) is presented, suitable to transmit energy to its surrounding. The medical implant device (18) comprising an expandable structure (31,34) and a cover (32) disposed on the expandable structure is adapted to extend across the ostium (21) of the atrial appendage (20) for restricting migration of thrombi from the appendage to the blood stream in the heart (13). ... Phi Inc

06/14/18 / #20180161011

Ultrasonic transducer array probe for shear wave imaging

An ultrasonic transducer array probe (10) for shear wave imaging has a number of transducer elements which exceeds the number of transmit channels of a shear wave diagnostic imaging system. The probe includes a switch matrix or multiplexer (60) which selectively couples channels of the transmit beamformer (18) to the transducer elements of multiple shear wave apertures of the array. ... Phi Inc

06/14/18 / #20180161009

Ultrasonic diagnosis of cardiac performance using heart model chamber segmentation with user control

An ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system has a user control by which a user positions the user's selection of a heart chamber border in relation to two myocardial boundaries identified by a deformable heart model. The user's border is positioned by a single degree of freedom control which positions the border as a function of a single user- determined value. ... Phi Inc

06/14/18 / #20180160989

X-ray device with reduced pile-up

The invention relates to an x-ray device (1) for imaging an object (41). A radiation detector (3) of the x-ray device includes detector elements (21) for detecting radiation, each detector element (21) comprising an adjustable sensitive volume, where an x-ray photon entering the sensitive volume produces an electric signal used for generating the image data. ... Phi Inc

06/14/18 / #20180160944

System and method for estimating circadian phase

Systems and methods to estimate circadian phase of a subject use one or more sensors to track an activity level of the subject over a period. Actual light exposure need not be tracked nor used to estimate the circadian phase of the subject. ... Phi Inc

06/14/18 / #20180160934

Magnetic resonance guidance of a shaft to a target zone

A medical apparatus (1100) comprising a magnetic resonance imaging system and an interventional device (300) comprising a shaft (302, 1014, 1120). The medical apparatus further comprises a toroidal magnetic resonance fiducial marker (306, 600, 800, 900, 1000, 1122) attached to the shaft. ... Phi Inc

06/14/18 / #20180160892

Radial imaging system and method

A radial imaging system is provided for capturing an image of an object which extends radially around an image sensor in an object plane. A reflector (42) is used for reflecting incident light (46) to a generally axial direction. ... Phi Inc

06/14/18 / #20180160796

Methods and systems for extracting brushing motion characteristics of a user using an oral hygiene device including at least one accelerometer to provide feedback to a user

Systems and methods for enhancing a user's efficiency while operating an oral hygiene device (10) is provided. In an exemplary embodiment, motion information of an oral hygiene device is received from one or more accelerometers (32) located within the oral hygiene device. ... Phi Inc

06/14/18 / #20180160734

Electrical aerosol generating system

An aerosol-generating system is provided, including a power supply; a controller connected to the supply; an aerosol-generating element connected to the controller; and a first sensor connected to the controller to provide a first signal to the controller in response to a first user input action, the controller being responsive to the first signal to switch from an off state to a ready state in which the controller prevents at least one function of the system but is responsive to a second user input action providing a second signal to the controller, and the controller comparing the second signal with stored data and switching from the ready state to an on state if the second signal matches the stored data, and in the on state the controller is responsive to a third user input action to switch to an active state in which the controller activates the function.. . ... Phi Inc

06/14/18 / #20180160726

Smoking article with improved extinguishment

A smoking article (10) comprises a tobacco rod (11) and a filter (12) in axial alignment with the tobacco rod (11). Tipping wrapper (16) circumscribes at least a portion of the filter (12) and at least a portion of the tobacco rod (11) to secure the filter (12) in axial alignment with the tobacco rod (11). ... Phi Inc

06/14/18 / #20180160724

Hydrophobic smoking article tube

A smoking article tube includes an elongated tube having a mouthpiece segment at a first end and an empty smokable material cavity defined by a second end of the elongated tube opposing the first end. A hydrophobic tube region includes hydrophobic groups covalently bonded to the elongated tube.. ... Phi Inc

06/14/18 / #20180160716

Juice extractor

The invention provides a juice extractor (100) comprising a hopper (130) and a drivetrain (160) releasably coupled together. The releasable coupling comprises a lever arrangement (200) which pivots to operate a locking member (208), thereby to open or close a bayonet type coupling.. ... Phi Inc

06/07/18 / #a particle classifier system and a method of training the system are described. the particle classifier system is suitable for classification of particles in a liquid sample, said particle classifier system comprises

Koninklijke Philips N.v.

. . ... Phi Inc

06/07/18 / #20180160511

Lighting control module, a lighting system using the same and a method of setting a dimming level

A lighting control module comprises an interface for receiving a dimming setting and a memory for storing the dimming setting. Based on the dimming setting, an output circuit generates a dimming control signal for application to a conventional dimming interface of a lighting driver circuit. ... Phi Inc

06/07/18 / #20180160501

Color picker

A color picker controls a lighting system comprising one or more luminaries. A user interface comprises a display for displaying images when selected by a user via the user interface. ... Phi Inc

06/07/18 / #20180159928

Network-based file cloud synchronization method

The present disclosure provides a network-based file cloud synchronization method, including: prior to file synchronizations between user terminals and a server, respectively creating file registration information tables for the multiple user terminals and the server, wherein the file registration information tables on the respective user terminals include identifiers of all files created by the respective user terminals and the file registration information table on the server includes identifiers of files already uploaded to the server; on the currently used user terminal, randomly scanning data of a to-be-synchronized file so as to obtain a random feature code to be stored; identifying whether the data of the to-be-synchronized file is consistent with the data of the synchronized file according to the two comparisons between the identifiers and the random feature codes and determining a whole file synchronization operation is performed, no synchronization is performed, or only an incremental synchronization operation is performed.. . ... Phi Inc

06/07/18 / #20180159784

Wireless communication system

A data signal is transmitted in a wireless communication system from a primary station to a secondary station. The data signal comprising a medium access control header (mac-hs header) and a protocol data unit associated with the medium access control header. ... Phi Inc

06/07/18 / #20180159639

Method and system for debugging conducted interference of frequency modulation signals, and electronic device thereof

The present disclosure provides a method includes: if the frequency modulation antenna operates in a disconnected mode, performing a radio station search within a whole frequency modulation frequency band, and acquiring a received signal strength indicator value of each frequency point when the frequency modulation antenna operates in the disconnected mode; judging whether the acquired received signal strength indicator value is within a standard range of the received signal strength indicator values of the frequency point, if not, indicating that conducted interference is present and performing the next step, or if yes, indicating that conducted interference is not present and performing the previous step to re-acquire the received signal strength indicator value of each frequency point within the whole frequency modulation frequency band when the frequency modulation antenna operates in the disconnected mode; searching for a conducted interference source, and performing a debugging operation corresponding to the conducted interference source.. . ... Phi Inc

06/07/18 / #20180159445

Wafer and method of manufacturing the same

The present invention relates to a wafer (100) being subdivided and separable into a plurality of dies. Each die (110) comprises an array of capacitive micro-machined transducer cells (1). ... Phi Inc

06/07/18 / #20180159351

Bidirectional vehicle-mounted charge and discharge system and its methods

The invention discloses a bidirectional vehicle-mounted charge and discharge system, which is applied to a vehicle-mounted battery. It is characterized by comprising: an ac/dc conversion module, it is configured to perform ac/dc power conversion; and a dc/dc conversion module, it is coupled to the ac/dc conversion module to stabilize the output voltage and current and charge the vehicle-mounted battery. ... Phi Inc

06/07/18 / #20180158639

Target for barium-scandate dispenser cathode

The invention relates to the field of production of barium-scandate dispenser cathodes or other barium-scandate materials. A target (66) containing a mixture of bao, cao, al2o3 and sc2o3 tends to be more stable, the higher the scandia (scandium oxide) content is. ... Phi Inc

06/07/18 / #20180158562

A system for generating and collimating an x-ray beam

The invention relates to a system (100) for generating and collimating an x-ray beam (104), comprising an x-ray tube insert for generating the x-ray beam, the x-ray tube inert being a vacuum tube; a tube housing (102) for containing the x-ray tube insert (101), the tube housing being made of x-ray absorbing material; a collimator (103) for collimating the x-ray beam (104); wherein the collimator (103) is arranged in between the x-ray tube insert (101) and the tube housing (102). The invention also relates to a corresponding apparatus for scanning an object of interest with an x-ray beam (104) comprising the system.. ... Phi Inc

06/07/18 / #20180158252

Interactive mesh editing

A system and method are provided for interactive editing of a mesh which has been applied to a three-dimensional (3d) image to segment an anatomical structure shown therein. To facilitate the interactive editing of the applied mesh, a view of the 3d image is generated which shows a mesh part to be edited, with the view being established based on a local orientation of the mesh part. ... Phi Inc

06/07/18 / #20180158220

Metadata in multi image scenes

A spatial relationship is determined between a first image of a first region of a physical space, and a second image of a second region of that space; and the first and second images are thereby stitched together into a composite image comprising first and second areas derived from the first and second images respectively. Further, there is detected an embedded signal having been embedded in light illuminating at least part of the first region of the physical space upon capture of the first image, the embedded signal conveying metadata relating to at least part of the physical space. ... Phi Inc

06/07/18 / #20180158192

Occupancy detection

There is provided an apparatus for detecting when a subject has exited an item of furniture which has an upper side for supporting a subject and an underside opposite to the upper side, and comprises an overhanging component that extends from the underside toward a surface on which the item of furniture is resting. The apparatus comprises a light source to illuminate an edge-feature associated with a distal edge of the overhanging component, to create a shadow of the edge-feature on a region of the surface. ... Phi Inc

06/07/18 / #20180156926

Digital silicon photomultiplier for tof-pet

A radiation detector includes an array of detector pixels each including an array of detector cells. Each detector cell includes a photodiode biased in a breakdown region and digital circuitry coupled with the photodiode and configured to output a first digital value in a quiescent state and a second digital value responsive to photon detection by the photodiode. ... Phi Inc

06/07/18 / #20180156904

Ultrasound system with asymmetric transmit signals

An ultrasound system drives the elements of an ultrasound probe with asymmetric transmit signals which reinforce poling of the probe transducer. The use of asymmetric transmit signals enables a transducer element to withstand a significantly higher rf transmit voltage without degradation, which in turn enables higher acoustic output and improved reliability. ... Phi Inc

06/07/18 / #20180156879

A multi-channel transmit/receive radio frequency (rf) system

A multi-channel transmit/receive radio frequency (rf) system for a magnetic resonance examination system with an rf antenna array including multiple antenna elements and an rf power supply to supply electrical rf power to the antenna elements. Directional couplers are circuited between respective antenna elements and the power distributor. ... Phi Inc

06/07/18 / #20180156440

Lighting device comprising a split lighting engine

The present invention relates to a lighting device (100, 200, 300) comprising a split lighting engine with at least two thermally separated sub-engines (104, 106, 202, 204, 206, 302). Each sub-engine comprises at least one solid state light source (114, 212, 306) and a component (118, 210, 304) adapted to regulate electric current or power to the at least one solid state light source (114, 212, 306), so that the sub-engines (104, 106, 202, 204, 206, 302) are individually drivable based on a thermal environment of each sub-engine.. ... Phi Inc

06/07/18 / #20180156415

Lighting device, lens and method

The invention relates to a lighting device for issuing a light beam in a main direction along an optical axis. The lighting device comprises a light source and a positive, refractive lens provided on the optical axis, the lens being movable with respect to the light source over the optical axis. ... Phi Inc

06/07/18 / #20180155116

Container having improved strength

A container for consumer articles is at least partially formed from a laminar blank having an inner surface and an outer surface, and a thickness (t) of from about 100 micrometers to about 350 micrometers. The laminar blank defines a portion of the container that comprises a first planar wall and a second planar wall connected to one another by a first edge portion. ... Phi Inc

06/07/18 / #20180154405

Method and device for biofouling prevention on vessels by means of uv radiation and surface modification

The invention provides an object (10), that during use is at least partly submerged in water, wherein the object (100) is selected from the group consisting of a vessel (1) and an infrastructural object (15), the object (10) further comprising an anti-biofouling system (200) comprising an uv emitting element (210), wherein the uv emitting element (210) is configured to irradiate with uv radiation (221) during an irradiation stage one or more of (i) a first part (111) of an external surface (11) of said object (10) and (ii) water adjacent to said first part (111) of said external surface (11) of saidobject (10), wherein the object (10) further comprises protruding elements (100) with the uv emitting element (210) configured between the protruding elements (100) and configured depressed relative to the protruding elements (100).. . ... Phi Inc

06/07/18 / #20180154326

Equalizing vapor velocity for reactor inlet

The invention relates to distributing reactants more evenly across the interior space of a reactor vessel utilizing a distributor at the inlet end that initially directs the flow of reactants through a flange plate and a series of ring plates. The ring plates are physical spaced such that vapor along the wall of the inlet is mildly obstructed by the flange plate and the ring plates cause the vapor to alter course temper down any diverse velocities that may create hot spots within the catalyst bed.. ... Phi Inc

06/07/18 / #20180154177

Radiation therapy optimization unit with global considerations

A radiation therapy planning system (100) includes a radiation therapy optimization unit (124), which receives at least one target structure and at least one organ-at-risk (oar) structure segmented from a volumetric image, and generates an optimized plan (126) based on at least one modified objective function. The optimized plan (126) includes a planned radiation dose for each voxel.. ... Phi Inc

06/07/18 / #20180154173

Device for light based skin treatment

A device (10) for light based skin treatment is provided. The device (10) comprises a light source (18) for providing an incident light beam (21) for treating a skin (30), optical elements for focusing the incident light beam (21) in a focal point (22) inside the skin (30), and a skin interface element (11) for, during use of the device (10), providing optical coupling of the incident light beam (21) from the device (10) into the skin (30). ... Phi Inc

06/07/18 / #20180154092

Dispensing mechanism

A dispensing mechanism for an aerosol-generating article is provided, including an expandable buffering reservoir with an inlet and an outlet; a dispensing reservoir of constant volume with an inlet and an outlet; an inlet valve connected to the inlet of the expandable buffering reservoir and being configured to be connected to a liquid storage portion filled with pressurized liquid such that liquid can only flow from the liquid storage portion to the expandable buffering reservoir; an outlet valve connecting the outlet of the expandable buffering reservoir to the inlet of the dispensing reservoir such that the liquid can only flow from the expandable buffering reservoir to the dispensing reservoir; and a volume modifier configured to modify a volume of the expandable buffering reservoir.. . ... Phi Inc

06/07/18 / #20180153623

Universal fiber-optical realshape insert

A universal fors insert (20-22) for a plurality of different surgical instruments with each surgical instrument (50) including a lumen (51). Universal fors insert (20-22) employs a fors sensor (30) for generating sensing data indicative of a reconstructed shape of a tracking segment (30t) of fors sensor (30). ... Phi Inc

06/07/18 / #20180153619

Dose planning system

It is an object of the invention to improve treatment planning. This object is achieved by a dose planning system comprising a biopsy map creation module configured for receiving biopsy information for an organ of interest regarding biopsy locations and tissue characteristics of tissue found at the biopsy locations, wherein the biopsy map creation module is further configured for creating a spatially annotated biopsy map for the organ, by linking the spatial information on the biopsy locations to the tissue characteristics of tissue found at the corresponding biopsy locations. ... Phi Inc

06/07/18 / #20180153498

Fiber-optical realshape sensing for fluoroscopic surgical navigation

A fluoroscopic surgical system employing a fors sensor (40), a navigation controller (70), a fluoroscopic imager (30) and a mechanical connector (50) adjoined to the fluoroscopic imager (30). In operation, mechanical connector (50) is utilized to detachably attach fors senor to fluoroscopic imager (30), whereby navigation controller (70) processes a shape reconstruction of fors sensor (40) relative to a reference point fixed or movable within an operating space (20) for controlling a tracking of fluoroscopic imager (30) within the operating space (20). ... Phi Inc

06/07/18 / #20180153489

Determining c-arm angulation for valve positioning

The present invention relates to determining optimal c-arm angulation for heart valve positioning. In order to further improve the workflow in relation with the correct positioning of a valve prosthesis, it is described to provide (12) a 2d image of an aortic root of a heart of a patient, wherein the 2d image comprises three cusps of the heart in a visible and distinct manner. ... Phi Inc

06/07/18 / #20180153486

Dual energy differential phase contrast imaging

A grating based interferometric x-ray imaging apparatus having an interferometer (if). The interferometer comprises at least one grating (g1). ... Phi Inc

06/07/18 / #20180153478

Automatic real-time changes to the size of a patients data display

A medical monitoring system includes one or more electronic processors and one or more display devices. The one or more electronic processors are configured to receive vital signs of each a plurality of patients and dynamically configure in real-time a display of the received vital signs which includes for each patient an individually assigned patient sector display sized from available space for the display based on a priority order. ... Phi Inc

06/07/18 / #20180153425

Continuous outpatient ecg monitoring system

An ecg monitoring system for ambulatory patients includes a disposable multi-electrode patch that adhesively attaches to the chest of a patient. A reusable battery-powered ecg monitor clips onto the patch and receives patient electrical signals from the electrodes of the patch. ... Phi Inc

06/07/18 / #20180153208

Producing an aerosol-forming composition

There is provided a machine for producing an aerosol-forming composition for an aerosol-generating system, the machine including a plurality of reservoirs configured to contain components of an aerosol-forming composition; a mixing mechanism in communication with the plurality of reservoirs; a controller connected to, and configured to control, the mixing mechanism; a user interface connected to the controller for a user to operate the machine, the mixing mechanism being configured to mix selective quantities of components from the plurality of reservoirs according to specified ratios to create an aerosol-forming composition; a testing mechanism including a heater assembly configured to vaporize a test sample to form an aerosol, and at least one outlet configured to deliver the aerosol to the user; and a transfer mechanism configured to deliver the test sample to the testing mechanism. There is also provided a machine and process for producing and delivering the test sample.. ... Phi Inc

05/31/18 / #a process includes hydrogenating, in a reaction zone, a highly unsaturated hydrocarbon received from a hydrocarbon stream to yield a product having an unsaturated hydrocarbon, the hydrogenating step occurring in the presence of a hydrogenation catalyst which has a selectivity for conversion of the highly unsaturated hydrocarbon to the unsaturated hydrocarbon of about 90 mol % or greater based on the moles of the highly unsaturated hydrocarbon which are converted to the product, the hydrogenating step occurring in a reaction zone under conditions which include a flow index (if) in a range of about 0.09 to about 35, wherein the if is defined as:
05/31/18 / #20180153023

Lighting control based on orientation and auxiliary device input

A lighting device for notification and/or atmosphere creation is disclosed. The lighting device (100) comprises at least one light source (102) arranged for rendering a light output. ... Phi Inc

05/31/18 / #20180153020

Led driver and an led driving method

An led driver, comprising: an inductive switch mode converter having an inductive component (16,22), an led output (30) for an led load and a main converter switch (18) for controlling a current flowing through the inductive component; a sensor (32) for generating a sensor signal indicative of the output current or voltage provided to the led output; a feedback element (34) which provides a feedback path for feeding back the sensor signal for control of the main converter switch (18); and a processing circuit (50) for processing the sensor signal which has been fed back, wherein the processing circuit is adapted to generate an output when there is no sensor signal so as to limit the current flowing through the main converter switch when no sensor signal is present.. . ... Phi Inc

05/31/18 / #20180153016

Switchable high color contrast lighting

The invention provides a lighting unit (10) comprising a first lighting device (100), a second lighting device (200), and a control unit (300) configured to control the lighting devices (100,200), wherein (a) the first lighting device (100) is configured to provide first lighting device light (101) having a first spectral distribution with at least two first emission maxima (em11, em12, . . ... Phi Inc

05/31/18 / #20180152943

Method for communicating in a mobile network

A method of communicating between a primary station and a plurality of secondary stations is described. According to one aspect, the secondary station monitors a control channel search space for a control message from a primary station intended for the communication device. ... Phi Inc

05/31/18 / #20180151185

Audio encoding and decoding

An audio encoder comprises a multi-channel receiver which receives an m-channel audio signal where m>2. A down-mix processor down-mixes the m-channel audio signal to a first stereo signal and associated parametric data and a spatial processor modifies the first stereo signal to generate a second stereo signal in response to the associated parametric data and spatial parameter data for a binaural perceptual transfer function, such as a head related transfer function (hrtf). ... Phi Inc

05/31/18 / #20180150964

Method and apparatus for determining a depth map for an image

An apparatus for determining a depth map for an image comprises an image unit (105) which provides an image with an associated depth map comprising depth values for at least some pixels of the image. A probability unit (107) determines a probability map for the image comprising probability values indicative of a probability that pixels belong to a text image object. ... Phi Inc

05/31/18 / #20180150666

Temperature data processing method and system

The present disclosure provides a temperature data processing method, including: real-time sampling surface temperature data of positions for temperature measurement on a mobile terminal; uploading the sampled surface temperature data; compiling the surface temperature data according to the predefined format to obtain the real-time temperature data under a n-th working mode, wherein n is equal to or greater than 1 and equal to or less than m; outputting a working mode switching instruction and returning to the step of the real-time sampling; outputting loop instructions to perform the above steps cyclically until the step of sampling the real-time temperatures under a m-th working mode of the mobile terminal is completed; generating a temperature evolution curve chart according to the curves of the real-time temperature data under the m working mode of the mobile terminal compiled in a predefined manner to obtain the operation situation of the mobile terminal.. . ... Phi Inc

05/31/18 / #20180150651

Creating an access control policy based on consumer privacy preferences

A system for generating an access control policy comprises a user interface for enabling a user to indicate a topic and a set of permissions. A document analyzer analyzes the content of a plurality of documents to find a set of documents relating to the topic. ... Phi Inc

05/31/18 / #20180150308

Method for communication between views in android system

The present disclosure provides a method for communication between views in an android system, comprising: 1) defining a view message id for a corresponding view, and structuring a view message in the form of view id carrying relevant data; 2) setting up a hash table corresponding with view messages and the view entities, and registering view messages into the view; and when the view is removed from an interface, revoking all view messages registered by the view from the hash table; 3) creating a handler thread to handle view messages. The method for communication between views in an android system of the present disclosure reduces activity complexity and redundancy and effectively enhances the development and expansion of view functions while not affecting the control of activities over views.. ... Phi Inc

05/31/18 / #20180150127

Adaptive power providing device and method for providing power

The present invention relates to an adaptive power providing device and a method for adaptively providing power to multiple power receiving devices. A power providing device detects at its plugs or ports power drawn by the power receiving devices and adjusts the related port power budget if the drawn power consistently grows over time, thereby avoiding overpower switch-off.. ... Phi Inc

05/31/18 / #20180149758

Improving the spatial accuracy of positions measured by global navigation satellite system receivers placed in a spatial configuration

A method of improving spatial accuracy of positions measured by global navigation satellite system (gnss) receivers that are placed in a spatial configuration covering an area in which a deviation of a measured position from an actual position of each gnss receiver is in the same direction is disclosed. The method comprises receiving the positions measured by the gnss receivers in the spatial configuration, obtaining a map of planned positions of the gnss receivers in the spatial configuration and comparing the positions measured by the gnss receivers with the planned positions of the gnss receivers to identify the difference between the measured positions and the planned positions. ... Phi Inc

05/31/18 / #20180149721

Mr imaging using a stack-of stars acquisition

The invention relates to a method of mr imaging of at least an object (10) placed in an examination volume of a mr device (1). It is an object of the invention to enable fast mr imaging using the stack-of-stars acquisition scheme with a reduced level of streaking artifacts. ... Phi Inc

05/31/18 / #20180149720

Mri with variable density sampling

The invention provides a device for producing a magnetic resonance image. The device comprises a collecting unit adapted for collecting k space samples that are located on a non-cartesian grid in a non-cartesian coordinate space or non-uniformly located on a cartesian grid in a cartesian coordinate space, the non-cartesian/cartesian coordinate space adapted to be decomposed into a plurality of subspaces, each of which extends along one or more coordinate axes of the non-cartesian/cartesian coordinate space; a weight calculation unit (203) adapted for calculating a decomposed sample density weight function of the k space samples in each individual subspace and determining a density weight function in the non-cartesian/cartesian coordinate space via a multiplication of the decomposed sample density weight functions of the k space samples in the plurality of subspaces; a gridding unit adapted for interpolating the k space samples in the non-cartesian/cartesian coordinate space onto a uniform cartesian grid in a k space based on the density weight function of the k space samples in the non-cartesian/cartesian coordinate space; and a reconstructing unit adapted for reconstructing the magnetic resonance image based on the interpolated k space samples. ... Phi Inc

05/31/18 / #20180149343

Yaw indication using an accelerometer or tild sensor

A method (500) for monitoring rotation of a lighting unit (200) includes the steps of: providing (510) a lighting unit comprising a sensor (32), a controller (22), a first gear (212) configured to rotate the lighting unit about a first axis, and a second gear (214) configured to rotate about a second axis, wherein the second axis is substantially perpendicular to the first axis; rotating (520) one of the first and second gears, wherein the rotation causes rotation of the lighting unit about the first axis from a first position to a second position; generating (530), by the sensor in response to rotation of the second gear, sensor data; and translating (540), by the controller, the sensor data into information about rotation of the first gear.. . ... Phi Inc

05/31/18 / #20180149327

Lighting system

A lighting system includes a light source such as a laser, a scanning system such as a micro-mechanical mirror, and a converter element such as a phosphor. A redirection element is arranged in the optical path and has a discontinuity so that light is redirected to spaced apart locations on the converter element from adjacent locations on either side of the discontinuity. ... Phi Inc

05/31/18 / #20180149185

Low energy screws for wood and similar materials

A low energy wood screw that may be inserted quickly and using less energy than conventional screws. In various embodiments, the screw may include a countersunk head having a recess for accommodating a driving tool, a tapered neck, a plurality of crown ribs extending over the head and neck, a lubricating coating, main threads with a large thread lead, and lower threads having an asymmetrical profile and extending onto a gimlet point.. ... Phi Inc

05/31/18 / #20180148795

Methods of prostate cancer prognosis

The present invention relates to methods for diagnosing, monitoring or prognosticating prostate cancer or the progression state of prostate cancer wherein said method determines the state of the prostate cancer, based on the expression level of phosphodiesterase 4d (pde4d) variants. The invention further relates to a method of identifying an individual for eligibility for prostate cancer therapy. ... Phi Inc

05/31/18 / #20180148794

Methods of prostate cancer prognosis

The present invention pertains to methods for determining gene expression signatures for diagnosing patients with prostate cancer, e.g., to establish a prognosis for such patients, for determining the predisposition of said patient to develop aggressive or indolent disease, for example after primary treatment, and/or for identification and stratification of patients for available therapies. The invention also relates to products used in such methods, e.g. ... Phi Inc

05/31/18 / #20180148786

Genetic alterations associated with autism and the autistic phenotype and methods of use thereof for the diagnosis and treatment of autism

Compositions and methods for the detection and treatment of autism and autistic spectrum disorder are provided.. . ... Phi Inc

05/31/18 / #20180147738

Improved cutting unit and shaving head of a shaving device

The invention relates to a rotary cutting unit (207) of a shaving head of a shaving device, which cutting unit comprises an external cutting member (211) and an internal cutting member (212). In interconnected condition, a holding force prevents the external and internal cutting members from moving apart. ... Phi Inc

05/31/18 / #20180147419

Ultrasound guided radiotherapy system

It is an object of the invention to provide for a system, method and computer program product enabling monitoring of effects of intrafraction motion during the radio therapy treatment. According to a first aspect of the invention this object is achieved by an ultrasound guided radiotherapy system, comprising a radiotherapy system configured for providing a radiation treatment by means of a radiation beam to a treatment target. ... Phi Inc

05/31/18 / #20180147382

Liquid removal in a patient interface assembly

A patient interface device is for a pressure support system that includes a flow generator that produces a flow of breathing gas to be delivered to an airway of a patient. The patient interface device includes a sealing element to engage a face of the patient and receive the flow of breathing gas; a lumen having a first end and a second end opposite and distal the first end, the first end being in fluid communication with an interior of the sealing element; a connector member coupled to the second end of the lumen; a pressure sensor coupled to the connector member, the pressure sensor sensing pressure of a gas exiting the second end of the lumen; and a surface provided on one of the lumen and the connector member, the surface defining a thru hole through which undesirable liquid in the lumen can escape.. ... Phi Inc

05/31/18 / #20180147376

Automatic rise time adjustment

A method of providing pressure support to a patient that includes determining a measure associated with an inspiratory time of the patient during therapy, delivering a flow of breathing gas to the patient at an inspiratory positive airway pressure (ipap) level during at least a portion of an inspiratory phase of the patient, delivering the flow of breathing gas to the patient at an expiratory positive airway pressure (epap) level that is less than the ipap level during at least a portion of an expiratory phase of the patient, and automatically setting a rise time associated with a transition from the epap level to the ipap level based on the measure associated with the inspiratory time of the patient. Also provided is a pressure support system adapted to perform the method.. ... Phi Inc

05/31/18 / #20180147113

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation coordination method, computer program product and system

A cardiopulmonary resuscitation coordination method is disclosed. The method comprises: identifying a plurality of portable computing devices located within an area around a coordinator, each being associated with a respective user and comprising a communication interface and a sensor component; processing user-attribute information relating to said users; processing device-attribute information relating to the identified devices; for each sensor functionality of a plurality of sensor functionalities, the coordinator assigning a respective sensor functionality to the sensor component of at least one of the identified devices in response to the processed device-attribute information and user-attribute information; the coordinator assigning a cardiopulmonary resuscitation role to at least one of the users in response to the processed device-attribute information and user-attribute information; communicating data acquired by at least one of the sensor components assigned with a sensor functionality to the coordinator; and communicating specific cardiopulmonary resuscitation coordination guidance in response to the at least one assigned cardiopulmonary resuscitation role and the acquired data.. ... Phi Inc

05/31/18 / #20180147038

Battery chassis with stroke limiter design

A battery chassis with stroke limiter (70) for a power toothbrush (10) configured to improve the durability of a power toothbrush (10) and to simplify the assembly process. The battery chassis stroke limiter (70) provides a secure housing for the battery (80), while tolerance compensation leaves (71, 72), and battery hardstops (75, 76, 77) provide for drop mitigation protection and shock protection, as well as vibration mitigation.. ... Phi Inc

05/31/18 / #20180146981

Transducer transfer stack

The invention relates to a transfer stack (ts) for transferring a portion of a foil within a perimeter (p) that includes a transducer (t) to an article (a) such as a medical device or a medical needle. The transfer stack includes a carrier substrate (cs), a foil (f) having a transducer (t) incorporated therein, and the transducer is laterally surrounded by a perimeter (p). ... Phi Inc

05/31/18 / #20180146955

System and method for motion compensation in medical procedures

A system for fusing images to account for motion compensation includes an imaging modality (110) configured to obtain a baseline image and current images. A live tracking system (115) is configured to track an imaging instrument for capturing the baseline image and the current images, the live tracking system having a coordinate system registered with the baseline image and the current images. ... Phi Inc

05/31/18 / #20180146910

System for supporting an elderly, frail and/or diseased person

The present invention relates to a system (10) for supporting an elderly, frail and/or diseased person (12), in particular a person suffering from parkinson's disease, wherein the system (10) comprises: a detection unit (14) including (i) a brain activity sensor (20) for detecting a brain activity signal relating to the brain activity of the person (12) and (ii) a motion detection unit (22) for detecting a motion signal relating to a motion of one or more body parts of the person (12); an analysis unit (16) for determining, based on the detected brain activity signal and motion signal, an activity level of the person (12) which is indicative of the motoric and cognitive activity of the person (12); and a feedback unit (18) for providing a feedback to the person (12) if the activity level of the person (12) exceeds a predetermined threshold.. . ... Phi Inc

05/31/18 / #20180146708

Sensing in aerosol generating articles

A smoking article includes a housing that has a mouthpiece and that is configured to receive an aerosol generating substrate. The smoking article also includes a sensor that is positioned at, for example, the mouthpiece and that is configured to detect an oronasal molecule of a prospective smoker of the article. ... Phi Inc

05/24/18 / #20180146526

Lighting system

The invention relates to a lighting system (1) comprising a lighting device (6) having a first usb-pd connector and a power providing unit, which is preferentially a component of a power providing device (4) and which is operable in different operational modes. A second usb-pd connector is electrically connected with the power providing unit and adapted to be connected with the first usb-pd connector for generating a usb-pd connection (5) via which power and optionally also data are receivable by the lighting device. ... Phi Inc

05/24/18 / #20180146501

Mobile terminals and communication method therefor

The present disclosure provides a mobile terminal and a communication method therefor. The method comprises: using a display screen of a mobile terminal as a signal transmitting source, blackness and whiteness of the screen corresponding to ‘0’ and ‘1’ in a binary system respectively; and using a light sensor in the mobile terminal as a signal receiving source, and detecting the blackness and whiteness changes of a display screen of corresponding mobile terminal, so as to convert the pattern into internally identifiable ‘0’ and ‘1’ data. ... Phi Inc

05/24/18 / #20180145846

Lighting-control processor and method for operating a lighting-control processor

A lighting-control processor (100, 300) for controlling operation of an external lighting unit comprises an exchange control unit, which is configured to control exchange of lighting-control information with the lighting unit via a lighting-control interface in accordance with an exchange protocol and to generate and provide exchange monitoring information indicative of an operational status of the exchange control unit. A reset unit is configured to receive a soft-reset command and to cause a soft reset of the lighting-control processor upon receiving the soft-reset command. ... Phi Inc

05/24/18 / #20180144213

A lighting plan generator

A lighting plan generator configured to generate a lighting plan comprising a map of locations of a plurality of light units located on a ceiling of an interior space, the lighting plan generator being configured to generate the lighting plan from overlapping images captured by a mobile device from different locations as the mobile device moves through the interior space. The lighting plan generator comprises: an input configured to receive at least two images, the at least two images comprising at least partially overlapping areas; an image rectifier (160) configured to rectify the at least two images; an image data combiner (406) configured to combine data from the rectified at least two images, wherein a lighting plan (413, 415) is generated from the combined data from the rectified at least two images.. ... Phi Inc

05/24/18 / #20180143778

Data storage method, memory storage device and memory control circuit unit

A data storage method, a memory storage device and a memory control circuit unit are provided. The method includes: determining a first space in a first physical unit of a rewritable non-volatile memory module; and storing at least part of data stored in at least one physical unit of the rewritable non-volatile memory module to a second space in the first physical unit, and the second space is not belonging to the first space, and the first space is for ensuring that valid data stored in at least one second physical unit among the at least one physical unit can be stored to the first physical unit. ... Phi Inc

05/24/18 / #20180143422

Lens system

A lens system comprises a first lens group and a second lens group, and is configured to form an image at a first magnification and at a second magnification. The lens system has a common optical axis in both magnifications. ... Phi Inc

05/24/18 / #20180143370

Lamp with floating light source

A lamp comprising: a solid-state lighting element; a light guide having two oppositely arranged outer surfaces and a circumferential edge joining the respective circumferences of the two outer surfaces, the light guide being arranged to couple in light emitted by the solid-state lighting element at the circumferential edge; and two slits arranged in the light guide and adapted to couple light out from the light guide, wherein each of the two slits extends from one of the outer surfaces to the other one of the outer surfaces, the two slits at least partly crossing each other inside the light guide.. . ... Phi Inc

05/24/18 / #20180143368

An optical device for producing high brightness light

An optical device is provided. The optical device comprises a light converting member arranged to at least party convert incoming light of a first wavelength into light of a second wavelength, to emit light of the second wavelength, and to reflect at least a part of the light of the first wavelength; and a light guide comprising a light entrance and a light exit, the light guide being arranged to guide incoming light of the first wavelength from the light entrance to the light converting member and to guide light emitted and/or reflected from the light converting member to the light exit. ... Phi Inc

05/24/18 / #20180143283

Motion detection with multi element radio frequency antennas

The invention provides for an instrument (100, 300) comprising: a radio-frequency antenna (102) comprising multiple antenna elements (104); a radio-frequency system (106) comprising independent receive channels for receiving a radio-frequency signal (140) from each of the multiple antenna elements; a memory (130) containing machine executable instructions (160, 162); and a processor (124) for controlling the instrument. Execution of the machine executable instructions causes the processor to: control (200) the radio-frequency system to receive the radio frequency signal from each of the multiple antenna elements; extract (202) a noise signal (142) from the radio frequency signal from each of the multiple antenna elements; calculate (204) a normed signal (144) for each noise signal by applying a mathematical norm to each noise signal; calculate (206) a covariance (146) of the normed signal between each of the multiple antenna elements; calculate (208) a motion signal (148) by summing each covariance of the normed signal; and detect (210) motion of a subject by detecting a motion event (150) in the motion signal.. ... Phi Inc

05/24/18 / #20180143272

Method and apparatus for magnetic resonance imaging with rf noise

Embodiment of the present invention provides a method for cancelling environment noise of a magnetic resonance image (mri) system that includes a receive antenna. The method comprises acquiring magnetic resonance (mr) data including a noise rf ingredient via the receive antenna, acquiring noise rf data indicative of the environment noise of the mri system, calculating a compensation factor based on the noise rf data and a part of the mr data limited to a peripheral portion of k-space storing the mr data, estimating the noise rf ingredient of the mr data as a multiplication of the noise rf data and the calculated compensation factor, and generating corrected mr data by subtracting the estimated noise rf ingredient from the mr data.. ... Phi Inc

05/24/18 / #20180143081

Identifying a temperature anomaly

A device comprising: a communications interface configured to receive one or more first signals each indicating a respective temperature level sensed by a respective first temperature sensor located above a surface, and to receive one or more second signals each indicating a respective temperature level sensed by a respective second temperature sensor located below said surface; and detection logic configured to compare the one or more first 5 signals with the one or more second signals to identify a temperature anomaly above or below said surface, and thereby generate an output indicative of said temperature anomaly.. . ... Phi Inc

05/24/18 / #20180142883

Device and method for generating steam

The invention relates to a device (1) for generating steam. The device (1) comprises a water outlet arrangement (2) having an open end (3) to spray water onto a water receiving arrangement (4). ... Phi Inc

05/24/18 / #20180142843

Solid state lighting device and luminaire

A lamp (10) for replacement of a hps or hid lamp, is disclosed that comprises a support element (13) including a mounting shaft (15) extending therefrom, said mounting shaft being substantially parallel and having lateral displacement relative to a central axis of the lamp and a plurality of modules (20) each comprising a heat spreading element (23) wherein at least one module is mounted on the mounting shaft and is rotatable about the mounting shaft such that said at least one module can be pivoted between a first orientation in which the modules cooperate to define a closed structure; and a second orientation in which the at least one module is pivoted away from at least one neighboring module to define an opened structure. The lamp further comprises a plurality of sets of solid state lighting elements (30) wherein each set is mounted on an outer surface (21) of one of said modules, and a holder (11) for holding the support element (13), wherein the holder comprises a lamp cap (12) to connect the lamp (10) to a power source, wherein the lamp cap is compatible with a socket for the hps or hid lamp to be replaced. ... Phi Inc

05/24/18 / #20180142723

Fastener with cleaning and leveling wings

Fasteners, methods of forming fasteners, and methods of securing a work piece to a substrate using a fastener. Embodiments include fasteners having a structural feature below the head. ... Phi Inc

05/24/18 / #20180141815

System and method for containing an emission of sulfur trioxide

A system for containing an emission of sulfur trioxide, the system comprising a first pressurized vessel, the first pressurized vessel containing sulfur trioxide, a relief vessel containing a volume of a solvent solution, wherein the solvent solution comprises sulfolane, and a first relief conduit providing a first route of fluid communication between the first pressurized vessel and the relief vessel. A method for containing an emission of sulfur trioxide, the method comprising routing a first relief conduit so as to provide a first route of fluid communication between a first pressurized vessel and a relief vessel, wherein the first pressurized vessel contains sulfur trioxide, wherein the relief vessel contains a volume of a solvent solution, and wherein the solvent solution comprises sulfolane.. ... Phi Inc

05/24/18 / #20180141366

Patterned stamp manufacturing method, patterned stamp imprinting method and imprinted article

A method of manufacturing a patterned stamp for patterning a contoured surface is disclosed. The method comprises providing a pliable stamp layer carrying a pattern of features, forcing the pliable stamp layer onto the contoured surface with said pattern of features facing the contoured surface; applying a fluid support layer over the pliable stamp layer on the contoured surface; solidifying the support layer to form the patterned stamp; and removing the patterned stamp from the contoured surface. ... Phi Inc

05/24/18 / #20180141361

Frequency band extension in an audio signal decoder

A method is provided for extending the frequency band of an audio signal during a decoding or improvement process. The method includes obtaining the decoded signal in a first frequency band, referred to as a low band. ... Phi Inc

05/24/18 / #20180141038

Single cartridge for multiple detection modalities

The present invention relates to a sensor cartridge (100) comprising: a sample depot (10) which is configured to store a liquid sample; a first cartridge portion (20) comprising a first measurement chamber (22) which is coupled to the sample depot (10) and configured to receive a quantity of the liquid sample from the sample depot (10), wherein the first cartridge portion (20) is configured to measure a first analyte using a first modality on the quantity of the liquid sample and to provide a first analyte test signal; a cartridge portion (30-1) comprising a second measurement chamber (32-1) which is coupled to the first measurement chamber (20), which is configured to receive the quantity of the liquid sample from the first measurement chamber (22), wherein the cartridge portion (30) is configured to measure a second analyte using a second modality on the quantity of the liquid sample and to provide a second analyte test signal.. . ... Phi Inc

05/24/18 / #20180141023

A chemical formaldehyde filter

Presented is a chemical formaldehyde filter comprising a filter substrate having a porous structure; the filter substrate comprising a mixture of a formaldehyde absorbent and a porous framework material. Further, a method for fabricating such a filter is described.. ... Phi Inc

05/24/18 / #20180140869

Determination of positions of objects, such as brachytherapy seeds

The invention relates to a device for determining positions of objects (1i) positioned in a measurement area, wherein the objects (1i) are capable of at least temporarily generating a magnetic field. The device comprises magnetometers (3i) arranged at a plurality of locations in a vicinity of the measurement area for locally measuring the magnetic field generated by the objects (1i), and an evaluation unit (5) coupled to the magnetometers (3i), the evaluation unit (5) being configured to determine the positions of the objects (1i) on the basis of the magnetic field measurements by the magnetometers (3i). ... Phi Inc

05/24/18 / #20180140868

Device for light based skin treatment

A device (10) for light based skin treatment is provided. The device (10) comprises a light source (18) for providing an incident light beam (21) for treating a skin (30), optical elements for focusing the incident light beam (21) in a focal point (22) inside the skin (30), and a skin interface element (11) for, during use of the device (10), providing optical coupling of the incident light beam (21) from the device (10) into the skin (30). ... Phi Inc

05/24/18 / #20180140857

Method and apparatus for detecting a status of cpr chest compressions without using a stand-alone compression meter

A method and associated apparatus (12) detects the presence and quality of chest compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr) by analyzing existing signals in automated external defibrillator (aed) devices without using a stand-alone cpr meter. The method includes analyzing both a thoracic impedance signal and a common-mode current signal, each of which can be measured with standard aed pads (18). ... Phi Inc

05/24/18 / #20180140796

Patient interface device and retention assembly therefor

A retention assembly is for a patient interface device. The patient interface device includes a cushion member structured to engage a face of a patient. ... Phi Inc

05/24/18 / #20180140357

Optical system

The present application relates to an optical system (1) comprising a plurality of optical components, a pulse generating arrangement (3) configured to generate a treatment pulse along a treatment pulse optical path through said optical components, said pulse generating arrangement also being configured to generate a probe pulse along a probe pulse optical path extending through said optical components, a sensor (8) configured to generate information indicative of an optical characteristic of said probe pulse that has passed along said probe pulse optical path through said optical components, and a controller (5) configured to control said pulse generating apparatus (3) to selectively emit said treatment pulse along said treatment pulse optical path (2), in dependence on the information generated by the sensor (8).. . ... Phi Inc

05/24/18 / #20180140329

Microdermabrasion device with skin dome measurement to adjust vacuum setting

The invention provides a microdermabrasion device (1) comprising a vacuum system (100) and a device tip (200), wherein the vacuum system (100) is in fluid communication with a channel inlet (120) at an inlet zone (1200) of the device tip (200), wherein the vacuum system (100) is configured to apply a vacuum to the inlet zone (1200), wherein the inlet zone (1200) further comprises an sensor (400) configured to measure a skin parameter of a part of a skin in the inlet zone (1200) and to provide a corresponding sensor signal, wherein the device tip (200) further comprises a microdermabrasion zone (1240) configured to abrade a part of said skin, and wherein the microdermabrasion device (1) further comprises a control unit (500) configured to control the vacuum as function of sensor signal information derived from the sensor signal and a predetermined relation between the sensor signal information and a vacuum setting.. . ... Phi Inc

05/24/18 / #20180140269

X-ray imaging

The intensity of an x-ray signal received at a detector after passing through an object of interest is a function of the attenuation, phase change, and scattering caused by the object of interest. In traditional x-ray systems, it was not possible to resolve these components. ... Phi Inc

05/24/18 / #20180140210

Sensor system and method which makes use of multiple ppg sensors

A sensor system comprises first and second ppg sensors. A monitoring system monitors detection by at least one of the first and second detectors an optical calibration signals, for performing time calibration between the first and second ppg sensors. ... Phi Inc

05/24/18 / #20180140170

Medical optical connector system

The present invention relates to a medical optical connector for reversibly connecting two associated optical fibers (12, 14) for use in medical interventions, comprising a fiber carrying unit (16, 18) for inserting an end portion of at least one of the associated optical fibers (12, 14), and an optical arrangement (20) for interacting with a light beam from one of the associated optical fibers (12, 14) and conducting the light beam to the other one of the associated optical fibers (12, 14) in a connected state of the medical optical connector, the optical arrangement (20) comprising at least two gradient index elements (22a, 22b) and an additional optical element (23, 25) arranged between the at least two gradient index elements, wherein the additional optical element provides for a sterility barrier between the associated fibers (12, 14).. . ... Phi Inc

05/24/18 / #20180140149

Bagless vacuum cleaner

In a bagless vacuum cleaner, comprising a cyclonic separator having a cyclone tube (6), and a bucket (3) for containing a liquid, a diameter of the bucket (3) is at least 2 times a diameter of the cyclone tube (6). Preferably, in the bucket (3) there is a body (8) having a center in line with a center of the cyclone tube (6), a shape of the body (8) being or approximating a mushroom-shape.. ... Phi Inc

05/24/18 / #20180140139

Blender with a sealing gasket comprising ribs

The invention relates to a blender (200) comprising a base part (201), and a container (202) arranged on the base part (201). The container (202) comprises a detachable bottom part (203). ... Phi Inc

05/24/18 / #20180140126

A pressure cooking device

A pressure cooking device (10, 100) for cooking food materials (80), comprising: a sealed cooking chamber (20) arranged to accommodate food materials (80); a steam supplying unit (30, 130) arranged to supply steam to the sealed cooking chamber (20); and a steam channel (40) arranged to interconnect the steam supplying unit (30, 130) and the sealed cooking chamber (20); wherein the pressure cooking device (10, 100) further comprises a control unit (11) adapted to control the cooking process based on the liquid water content and/or the humidity in the sealed cooking chamber (20). By virtue of this invention, the liquid water content and/or the humidity in the sealed cooking chamber (20) could be adjusted conveniently.. ... Phi Inc

05/24/18 / #20180140125

Food preparation apparatus and method

Disclosed is a food preparation apparatus (100) comprising a food preparation compartment (101); a dielectric sensor (120) in said food preparation compartment, a data storage device (130) storing food seasoning data as a function of a dielectric constant of the food product, said food seasoning data relating to a plurality of condiments to be added to the food product; and a processor arrangement (110) coupled to said dielectric sensor. The processor arrangement is adapted to determine a dielectric property of a food product in the food preparation compartment from sensor data provided by said dielectric sensor; retrieve food seasoning data for the food product corresponding to the determined dielectric property from the data storage device; and, for each condiment of said plurality generate a seasoning instruction signal for adding an amount of said condiment of said plurality to the food product based on the retrieved food seasoning data until all condiments of said plurality have been added to the food product. ... Phi Inc

05/24/18 / #20180140016

Biological control in electronic smoking articles

A smoking article includes a housing having a mouthpiece and configured to receive a nicotine-containing aerosol generating substance. The smoking article also includes control electronics configured to control delivery of an amount of nicotine-containing aerosol from the nicotine-containing aerosol generating substrate through the mouthpiece. ... Phi Inc

05/24/18 / #20180139980

Method for brewing coffee and having enhanced aroma release

A method for brewing coffee involves providing two separate quantities of coffee particles, wherein only a first quantity of coffee particles is used for an actual process of brewing coffee by causing this quantity to interact with an extracting medium, and wherein another, secondary quantity of coffee particles is heated for enhanced aroma release. The second quantity may be small compared to the first quantity. ... Phi Inc

05/24/18 / #20180139970

Kitchen appliance and method

A kitchen appliance (100) is disclosed comprising a compartment (110) for receiving flour, said compartment comprising a sensor (120) for producing a sensor reading indicative of a dielectric property of said flour or a product comprising said flour. The kitchen appliance further comprises a processing arrangement (130) communicatively coupled to the sensor for determining an initial moisture content of said flour or product from said sensor reading and adapted to generate a control signal indicative of an amount of water to be added to the compartment as a function of the determined moisture content. ... Phi Inc

05/17/18 / #an energy measurement system for a lighting system is disclosed. the lighting system may comprise multiple lighting units arranged in multiple lighting zones, multiple sensors associated with the lighting zones, and an energy measurement device. the lighting system may be arranged to switch on a lighting zone depending on at least a sensor associated with the lighting zone.
05/17/18 / #20180139421

Methods and apparatus for custom color transition effects

Methods, systems, devices and apparatus for implementing a custom color transition effect on at least one light-emitting fixture device are disclosed. In accordance with exemplary embodiments, a color step for implementing the color transition effect is computed (304) based on a frame rate of the light-emitting fixture device(s) so that pixels are updated on each frame according to the frame rate of the device(s). ... Phi Inc

05/17/18 / #20180139063

Power providing system

The invention relates to a power providing system (1) comprising a power providing device (2) like a pse and an electrical device (4) like a pd. In a classification mode in a first phase the power providing device provides one or several voltage pulses and the electrical device draws one or several classification current pulses for indicating the class of the electrical device, wherein in a second phase the power providing device provides one or several voltage pulses for indicating the class of the power providing device. ... Phi Inc

05/17/18 / #20180139038

Computing with encrypted values

A secure calculation is performed on at least one input value. The calculation includes a number of operations, with a first operation performed on the input value, and subsequent operations performed on results produced by previous operations. ... Phi Inc

05/17/18 / #20180138833

Actuation device

An actuation device comprises at least one electroactive polymer (eap) layer (52) attached to a carrier (50) and a mechanical structure (56, 58) which defines at least two stable states. The eap layer is adapted, when driven, to interact with the mechanical structure to switch between the at least two stable states, wherein the mechanical structure retains the electroactive polymer layer in the selected stable state in a non-driven state. ... Phi Inc

05/17/18 / #20180137935

Edible recommendation

Systems and methods recommending edibles for consumption after considering a user's edible intake over a period of time. Each edible item, consumed or recommended, is associated with a set of parameters (or parameter ranges) that represent the various nutrients contained in that edible item (e.g., vitamins, minerals, calories, fat, etc.). ... Phi Inc

05/17/18 / #20180137626

Model-based segmentation of an anatomical structure

A system and method are provided for segmentation of an anatomical structure in which a user may interactively specify a limited set of boundary points of the anatomical structure in a view of a medical image. The set of boundary points may, on its own, be considered an insufficient segmentation of the anatomical structure in the medical image, but is rather used to select a segmentation model from a plurality of different segmentation models. ... Phi Inc

05/17/18 / #20180137618

Beam hardening correction for scanning dark field and phase contrast imaging

An apparatus and related method for processing image data supplied by a scanning phase contrast or dark-field imaging apparatus (ma). Beam hardening artifact in phase contrast and dark-field imaging can be reduced by applying a beam hardening processing operation by a beam hardening processing module (bhc) in respect of a plurality of detector readings that contribute signals to the same image pixel position or geometric ray of an imaging region of the apparatus (ma). ... Phi Inc

05/17/18 / #20180137394

Brain tissue classification

A system and method are provided for brain tissue classification, which involves applying an automated tissue classification technique to an image of a brain based on a prior probability map, thereby obtaining a tissue classification map of the brain. A user is enabled to, using a user interaction subsystem, provide user feedback which is indicative of a) an area of misclassification in the tissue classification map and b) a correction of the misclassification. ... Phi Inc

05/17/18 / #20180136896

Ultrasound image display set-up for remote display terminal

An ultrasound system enables simplified setup of a remote terminal for display of ultrasound images acquired by the ultrasound system. An image acquired by the ultrasound system is processed by or with display parameters for different viewing conditions or devices, such as display gamma correction, ambient lighting, or image quality. ... Phi Inc

05/17/18 / #20180136841

Data writing method, memory control circuit unit and memory storage apparatus

A data writing method for a rewritable non-volatile memory module having a plurality of physical erasing units and a memory control circuit unit and a memory storage apparatus using the same are provided. Each of the physical erasing units has a plurality of physical programming unit sets, and each of the physical programming unit sets has a plurality of physical programming unit. ... Phi Inc

05/17/18 / #20180136832

Circular user interface

A circular user interface (ui) that permits a user to select options and input subjective data (e.g., values and arrays) with a circular gesture-based interaction style in an easy, efficient and fast way. The ui is useful on circular devices that provide a display of, e.g., health and behavior measurements; it uses the circular shape of the device to guide the user and shows guiding animating elements on the display.. ... Phi Inc

05/17/18 / #20180136191

Sweat monitoring apparatus and monitoring method

A monitoring apparatus for monitoring a subject (14) is disclosed. The monitoring apparatus comprises a storage device (18) for storing first skin secretion data (27) of the subject. ... Phi Inc

05/17/18 / #20180135812

Tubular light emitting device

A tubular light comprises an elongate light source (10) and a tubular housing (18) around the light source. An optical beam shaping arrangement (20) is provided within the housing. ... Phi Inc

05/17/18 / #20180135193

Electrorefining of magnesium from scrap metal aluminum or magnesium alloys

The invention comprises methods and apparatuses for the electrorefining of mg from al or mg alloy scrap. The invention utilizes the density and charge features of mg present in a melted alloy to continuously extract mg and mg alloys from a melted al alloy feed.. ... Phi Inc

05/17/18 / #20180134428

Oral pouch product having soft edge and method of making

An oral pouch product having a soft edge includes an inner filling material enclosed inwardly of at least one seam between opposed layers of porous pouch wrapper. The at least one seam is separated from the periphery of the porous pouch wrapper by an unbonded area of the opposed layers so as to form a soft edge of the pouch wrapper.. ... Phi Inc

05/17/18 / #20180134351

Safety improvements for uv radiation in aquatic applications

The invention provides an object (10) that during use is at least partly submerged in water, the object (10) further comprising an anti-biofouling system (200) comprising an uv emitting element (210), wherein the uv emitting element (210) is configured to irradiate with uv radiation (221) during an irradiation stage one or more of (i) a part (111) of an external surface (11) of said object (10) and (ii) water adjacent to said part (111) of said external surface (11), wherein the light source (220) is at least controllable between a first uv radiation level and a second uv radiation level, wherein the first uv radiation level is larger than the second uv radiation level, wherein the object (10) is selected from the group consisting of a vessel (1) and an infrastructural object (15), wherein the object (10) further comprises a control system (300) configured to control said uv 221 radiation (221) as function of input information comprising information of one or more of (i) a location of the object (10), (ii) movement of the object (10), (iii) a distance (d) of the object (10) to a second object (20), and (iv) a position of the part (111) of the external surface (11) relative to the water.. . ... Phi Inc

05/17/18 / #20180133505

Phototherapy apparatus with integrated urine collector and sensor enabling reduction of side-effects

A hyperbilirubinemia phototherapy apparatus (10) includes a phototherapy device (12) including illuminators (20) arranged to illuminate a neonate with phototherapy illumination effective to treat hyperbilirubinemia. A urine collector (14) is configured to collect urine excreted by a neonate while being illuminated with phototherapy illumination by the phototherapy device. ... Phi Inc

05/17/18 / #20180133496

A device for treating skin using non-thermal plasma

The present application relates to a device for treating skin using non-thermal plasma. It comprises a housing having a skin interface electrode for application to skin during treatment, a generator for generating non-thermal plasma at the skin interface electrode; and an isolating element to isolate a region surrounding said skin interface electrode other than during treatment so that non-thermal plasma generated at the skin interface electrode within said region sterilises the skin interface electrode.. ... Phi Inc

05/17/18 / #20180133469

Non-invasive skin treatment device using r.f. electrical current with a treatment settings determiner

The invention provides a non-invasive skin treatment device (100) comprising an r.f. Treatment electrode (10); a return electrode (40); an r.f. ... Phi Inc

05/17/18 / #20180133419

Monitoring the degradation of a component of a patient interface device

A pressure support system for delivering a flow of breathing gas to a patient includes a pressure generating base unit including a gas flow generator and a controller, a patient interface device for delivering the flow of breathing gas to the airway of the patient, and a degradation monitor apparatus including a control unit and an indicator apparatus. The controller is structured to generate data indicative of a degradation metric based on use of the pressure support system and to communicate the data indicative of the degradation metric to the degradation monitor apparatus. ... Phi Inc








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