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Barrier layer delaying oxygen depletion in sealed gas-filled led lamps

The invention provides a lighting unit (10) comprising (a) a lighting device (100), (b) a support (200), and (c) an envelope (300), wherein: —the lighting device (100) is configured to provide lighting device light (101); wherein the lighting device (100) comprises a light source (110); —the support (200) is configured to support the light source (110); wherein the 5 support (200) comprises a laminate of layers, wherein the laminate of layers comprises an electrically conductive first layer, an electrically non-conducive second layer), and a third layer, wherein the first layer comprises copper, wherein the second layer comprises an epoxy-based material, and wherein the third layer comprises an oxygen barrier material; —the envelope (300) is configured to provide a sealed space (310) enclosing the 10 light source (110) and at least part of the support (200); wherein the envelope (300) comprises an envelope part (320) transmissive for the lighting device light (101), and wherein the sealed space (310) comprise a filling gas (330) comprising a thermally conductive gas, wherein the filling gas (330) at least comprises oxygen (o2).. . ... Phi Inc

Automated grouping of multiple wirelessly communicating lamp units within a luminaire

A first lamp for use in a luminaire, the first lamp comprising: a transmitting circuit configured to transmit, and/or a receiving circuit configured to receive, one or more signals via a constrained signalling channel whereby propagation of the signals is constrained by a physical characteristic of the luminaire; and a controller configured to detect, based on the transmission and/or reception of these one or more signals via the constrained signalling channel, that one or more other, second components (e.g. Other lamps) are present in the same luminaire as the first lamp, and to identify the one or more second components based on the transmission and/or reception of the one or more signals.. ... Phi Inc

A method of visualizing a shape of a linear lighting device

A computer implemented method (500) of generating a virtual representation (110) of a linear lighting device (120) is disclosed. The computer implemented method (500) comprises the steps of receiving (502) one or more signals (130) comprising an identifier of the linear lighting device (120) and information about a number and a distribution of the plurality of linearly distributed light sources, which linear lighting device (120) comprises a plurality of linearly distributed light sources, identifying (504) the linear lighting device (120) based on the received one or more signals (130), capturing one or more images of the linear lighting device (120) and providing image information representing the one or more images, determining (506) a spatial distribution of the light sources based on the received one or more signals (130) and the image information, generating (508) the virtual representation (110) of the shape of the linear lighting device (120) based on the spatial distribution, and displaying (510) the virtual representation (110) of the shape of the linear lighting device (120). ... Phi Inc

Lighting system and method for operating a lighting system

A lighting system and a method for an operating a lighting system, enabling to obtain an identification tag comprised in lighting design data directly from an output beam, i.e. From the emitted light of the at least one lighting unit. ... Phi Inc

Commissioning of lighting devices

A method of enabling at least some of plurality of nodes to join a wireless network, where each operates according to a wireless networking protocol and each is a component of a lighting system. An initiating unit wirelessly broadcasts a discovery request using a protocol of the network, according to which each other node only responds to the discovery request as broadcast from the initiating unit on condition of being within a predetermined range. ... Phi Inc

Method and apparatus for fast and efficient image compression and decompression

The invention relates to a method and apparatus for fast and efficient image compression and decompression comprising transform coding of image data to generate an image representation using transform coefficients, bit-plane serialization of the image representation using transform coefficients, and for each bitplane optimal prefix encoding of bits in a bitplane sharing local context, run-length encoding of 0 bit sequences in the bitplane and storing the coefficients received after optimal prefix encoding and 0 run length encoding starting with the sign followed by the bits in the order of significance, starting with the most significant bit to the least significant bit in a seektable in a header section.. . ... Phi Inc

System, device and method for automatic commissioning of application control systems

The present invention provides an improved system, device and method for reliably commissioning application devices within an application control network that scales well even with large installations of the respective application control systems. Instead of relying on a direct physical identification of the application devices installed at a specific position, e.g. ... Phi Inc

A system and method for monitoring the connection of a pluggable lighting unit to a socket

A socket (16) is designed to receive a plug of a pluggable device (14). The socket has a detection arrangement (42) for detecting connection of a plug to the socket. ... Phi Inc

Actuator or sensor device based on an electroactive or photoactive polymer

An actuator or sensor device comprises an electroactive polymer (eap) arrangement which extends between fixed opposite ends. The electroactive polymer arrangement comprises a passive carrier layer and an active electroactive polymer layer, wherein at or adjacent the ends, the passive carrier layer and the active eap layer are mounted with one over the other in a first order, and at a middle area between the ends, the carrier layer and the active eap layer are mounted in an opposite order. ... Phi Inc

Light emitting diode component

The present invention relates to a light emitting diode component, comprising a light emitting semiconductor structure having a top surface, and a micro-optical multilayer structure arranged to guide light out from said light emitting semiconductor structure, said micro-optical multilayer structure comprising a plurality of layers, wherein an i+1:th layer is arranged on top an i:th layer in a sequence as seen from said semiconductor structure, wherein a refractive index, ni, of the i:th layer is greater than a refractive index, ni+l, of the i+1:th layer, and wherein a thickness of the i+1:th layer is greater than a thickness of the i:th layer. The present invention also relates to a light emitting diode comprising such a light emitting diode component.. ... Phi Inc

Spacial flicker removal at low frame rates in fluoroscopy

An image processing module and related method. The module (ip) comprises—one or more input interfaces (in) configured for receiving i) a first input image (ii) acquired of an object by an imaging apparatus (im) at a first geometrical configuration of the x-ray imaging apparatus and ii) a specification of a change from said first geometrical configuration to a second geometrical configuration of the imaging apparatus. ... Phi Inc

Computer implemented generation of a virtual design of a lighting device

The invention relates to computer implemented method that enables the generation of a virtual design of a lighting device and that determines the components for the virtually designed lighting device. The computer implemented method comprises four main steps and will be performed on a computing device or system. ... Phi Inc

Recipe sharing and adaptation

Methods and systems for sharing cooking recipes among multiple cooking appliances and multiple users are disclosed. Translating one recipe work flow, designed for a specific cooking device into another work flow process designed for a second, dissimilar cooking device typically requires significant manual analysis, especially considering the multitudes of cooking devices available. ... Phi Inc

Light source with diffractive outcoupling

An illumination device comprising a plurality of solid state light sources and a concentrating wave length converter arranged to inject light from said light sources through at least one entrance surface and to extract wave length converted light from at least one exit surface, comprising a structured layer provided on said exit surface, said structured layer having a structure period less than 5 micrometers, thereby enabling out-coupling through the exit surface by a combination of refraction and diffraction. In a situation where the angle of incidence on a surface is within a limited range, a combination of refraction and diffraction may provide a superior out-coupling from that surface.. ... Phi Inc

09/06/18 / #20180252790

A method for calibrating a magnetic resonance imaging (mri) phantom

It is an object of the invention to improve mri based treatment, especially mri based radiotherapy. This object is achieved by a method for calibrating a magnetic resonance imaging (mri) phantom having an expected geometry and comprising at least one mri detectable part with a position within the geometry which is known with a geometric inaccuracy. ... Phi Inc

09/06/18 / #20180252400

Cable entry for outdoor led module

The invention provides a multi-part cable module (10) for association with a receiver rail element (350) of a support (30), the multi-part cable module (10) comprising a primary part (100) and a secondary part (200), wherein the primary part (100) is configured to engagingly receive the secondary part (200), wherein the primary part (100) comprises a) a cavity (110) to receive at least part of the secondary part (200), and b) a primary part opening (120) to provide access to at least part of a functional part (210) of the secondary part (200) when the secondary part (200) is engagingly received by the primary part (100), and wherein the primary part (100) further comprises c) a primary part rail element (150) configured for a male-female association with the receiver rail element (350) of the support (30); the secondary part (200) comprises (a) an inlet (220) for receiving a cable (410), and (b) said functional part (210), wherein the functional part comprises an outlet (230) for said cable (410).. . ... Phi Inc

09/06/18 / #20180252388

Optical element, lighting device and luminaire

Disclosed is an optical element (100) for creating a collimated beam from a luminance distribution generated by a light source (200) placed at a defined position at the optical axis (105) of the optical element, the optical element comprising an inner zone (110) centered on said optical axis, the inner zone having a plurality of inner zone regions for generating a first plurality of partially overlapping images of said luminance distribution at a defined distance from the lens, the first plurality of partially overlapping images defining a first superimposed image having a first image width at the defined distance; and an outer zone (130) around said inner zone, the outer zone having a second plurality of outer zone regions for generating a second plurality of partially overlapping images of said luminance distribution at the defmed distance, the second plurality of partially overlapping images defining a second superimposed image having an second image width smaller than the first image width at the defmed distance, the second superimposed image being superimposed on the first superimposed image at the defmed distance. Also disclosed is a lighting device including the optical element and a luminaire including the lighting device.. ... Phi Inc

09/06/18 / #20180251745

Compositions and methods for modulating hemostasis

Factor xa variants and methods of use thereof are disclosed.. . ... Phi Inc

09/06/18 / #20180250455

Breast pump

There is provided a pressure oscillation damper in order to reduce the level of the pressure oscillations by the use of for a fluid extraction system. The pressure oscillation damper comprises a wall enclosing a main volume, at least two inlets, arranged in the wall and adapted to be connected to fluid extraction units, at least two outlets, arranged in the wall and adapted to be connected to pumping units, and at least one flexible member, arranged in the first volume so as to divide the first volume into at least two secondary volumes, each secondary volume forming a channel between the at least one inlet and at least one outlet, the flexible member being configured to bend toward a secondary volume having a lower pressure.. ... Phi Inc

09/06/18 / #20180250428

Ultrasound system with disinfecting feature

An ultrasound imaging system (100) including a disinfection system is disclosed. The disinfection system may include one or more ultraviolet light sources (115). ... Phi Inc

09/06/18 / #20180250108

Methods and systems for oral cleaning device localization

A method (300) for localizing an oral cleaning device within a user's mouth. The method includes the steps of: (i) providing (310) an oral cleaning device (10) with a motion identifier (28); (ii) estimating (335), based on sensor information received from the motion identifier, a probability of a first location of the oral cleaning device within the user's mouth; (iii) receiving (340) information from the motion identifier regarding a completed transition to a second state within the user's mouth; (iv) comparing (350) the completed transition to a defined set of possible transitions between each of a plurality of possible states within the user's mouth to determine a transition probability; and (v) determining (350), using a probabilistic graphical model comprising the first location probability and the transition probability, a probability of the location of the second state.. ... Phi Inc

09/06/18 / #20180249983

Spectral imaging phantom and method

The present invention is directed towards spectral imaging, wherein a dedicated spectral imaging phantom is scanned with a spectral x-ray device to obtain spectral imaging data of the spectral imaging phantom. Said imaging data of the spectral imaging phantom is used as input for obtaining improved further imaging data of a subject of which a spectral scan is performed subsequent to or simultaneous with the spectral scan of the spectral imaging phantom. ... Phi Inc

09/06/18 / #20180249951

Device, system and method for estimating the energy expenditure of a person

The present invention relates to a device for accurately estimating the energy expenditure of a person, in particular by which the effect of cardiovascular drift is taken into account. The device comprises an input unit (10) for obtaining a movement signal (13) representing physical activity of the person and a heart rate signal (15) representing the heart rate of the person, a cardiovascular drift determination unit (16) for determining cardiovascular drift phases (17) from said movement signal (13) and either said heart rate signal (15) and/or one or more cardiovascular drift related signals (23) carrying information on one or more of amount of sweat, weight loss, temperature rise, blood lactate concentration and physical fatigue of the person, a correction unit (18) for correcting the heart rate signal (15) generated and representing the heart rate during a cardiovascular drift phase, and an estimation unit (20) for estimating the energy expenditure of the person from the corrected heart rate signal (19).. ... Phi Inc

09/06/18 / #20180249936

Pulse oximeter with added context on patient monitor

Systems and methods for comparing a first patient's pulse oximeter data with a second patient's pulse oximeter data. The system of the present invention comprises a pulse oximeter device and a remote server. ... Phi Inc

09/06/18 / #20180249918

Device and system for monitoring of pulse-related information of a subject

The present invention relates to a wearable device for obtaining signals from a subject for use in the monitoring of pulse-related information of the subject. To enable the use of such a device in the monitoring of pulse-related information of the subject, which provides for unobtrusive, reproducible, easy to use, and simple measurements, the device comprises a device body (20), a ppg signal sensing unit (21) for acquiring a first photoplethysmography, ppg, signal from a first body location of the subject's body, and an imaging unit (22) for acquiring a sequence of images from a second body location of the subject's body different from the first body location, said sequence of images being configured for deriving a second ppg signal for the second body location of the subject's body. ... Phi Inc

09/06/18 / #20180249746

Capsule clusters for oral consumption

An oral product includes a matrix including a mixture of a plurality of capsules, a powdered component, a viscous component and a binder and wherein the matrix is molded into a shape. In a preferred embodiment, the capsules provide functional and flavorful ingredients. ... Phi Inc

08/23/18 / #20180242435

Installing and commissioning transceivers coupled to loads

The invention provides a lighting system comprising a lighting device, a remote database and a controller. The lighting device includes at least a transceiver (21, 31) coupled to a load (22, 32), said transceiver (21, 31) comprising at least one identification information and at least one security information wherein said security information is used for securing the communication with the transceiver (21, 31). ... Phi Inc

08/23/18 / #20180242432

A lighting system controller

A lighting system controller (11) configured to control at least one controllable luminaire (43), the lighting system controller comprising: a task definer (101) configured to define at least one task to be performed; a status determiner (103) configured to determine a status of the at least one task based on sensor data received from at least one device (21) physically separated from the lighting system controller (11); and a control signal controller (107) configured to output at least one lighting system signal to the at least one controllable luminaire (43) based on the status determiner (103).. . ... Phi Inc

08/23/18 / #20180242430

Systems and methods for lighting fixture location mapping

Lighting systems and methods for lighting fixture location mapping, for example, using a combination of photosensing readings and/or other sensors to identify a correct mapping. These systems and methods may be used to resolve ambiguities that could not be resolved using other processes, such an auto-commissioning method that identifies more than one possible mapping of the lighting fixtures to spatial locations. ... Phi Inc

08/23/18 / #20180241613

Adaptive recovery from node failures in a network system

The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for failure recovery in a network system, wherein a linked list is created, where each network node knows the network address of its neighbor node in at least one direction, wherein each network node sends a beacon to its neighbor node and has its neighbor node acknowledge receipt of the beacon, and wherein a network node checks with a switch device the port status of a port to which a neighbor node that has failed is connected in order to identify a replacement node.. . ... Phi Inc

08/23/18 / #20180241563

Image fingerprinting

A computing system includes a memory (114) that stores instructions of an image finger printer module (116). The computing system further includes a processor (112) that receives a bitmap digital image and generates a first key, which is an electronic compressed representation of the bitmap digital image, that uniquely identifies the bitmap digital image. ... Phi Inc

08/23/18 / #20180241439

Transmitting logical dali signals wirelessly

A system for transmitting a logical digital addressable lighting interface (dali) signal wirelessly is disclosed. The system comprises a transmitter (300) for transmitting the logical dali signal and a receiver (302) for receiving the transmitted signal. ... Phi Inc

08/23/18 / #20180241436

Stackable connector and device for wireless transmission of power

The present invention relates to a stackable connector for wireless transmission of power between separate devices comprising such a connector of a system, in particular of a patient monitoring system, said separate devices comprising such a connector. The connector comprises a housing (301, 407) and a magnetic coupling unit (302) arranged within the housing (301, 407) for transmitting power to and/or receiving power from another device of the system having a counterpart connector by use of inductive coupling. ... Phi Inc

08/23/18 / #20180241381

Random data generation circuit, memory storage device and random data generation method

An exemplary embodiment of the disclosure provides a random data generation circuit which includes a phase difference detection circuit and a random data output circuit. The phase difference detection circuit detects a phase difference between a first clock signal and a second clock signal and outputs phase difference information. ... Phi Inc

08/23/18 / #20180241307

A power converter and an led lighting circuit comprising the same

The invention provides a power converter comprising: an input for receiving input power with a variable nominal mains level, wherein said variable nominal mains level falls within at least 90v to 240v; a main power switch (q1) driven by the input power, and a control circuit (q2, q3) for controlling a control current of the main power switch (q1), wherein the control circuit in (q2, q3) is adapted to sense the level of the input power and draw current from a control terminal of the power switch (q1) according to the level, and said control circuit is adapted to operate in linear region and increase the drawn current along with the increase of the level throughout the variable nominal mains level of the input power, wherein the control circuit comprises: a darlington bridge with a first transistor (q2) and a second transistor (q3), the first transistor (q2) with a base terminal connected to a circuit position indicative of the voltage amplitude of the input power, the second transistor (q3) with a base terminal connected to an emitter terminal of the first transistor (q2) and a collector terminal connected to the control terminal of the main power switch (q1) and a collector terminal of the first transistor (q2); and a resistor network (r3, r7) coupled to the emitter of the second transistor (q3) for regulating the amplification of the second transistor (q3) and keep the second transistor (q3) working at linear region throughout the variable nominal mains level of the input power.. . ... Phi Inc

08/23/18 / #20180241250

Device for wireless transmission of data and power

The present invention relates to a device for wireless transmission of data and/or power between the device and another device of a system, in particular of a patient monitoring system. The device comprises an identification unit (601) for storing a unique identifier of the device, a connector (602) and a control unit (606). ... Phi Inc

08/23/18 / #20180240537

Guided structured reporting

A guided structured reporting apparatus (10) that enables clinicians to select report elements and generate a structured report (56), offering novel and improved structured reporting solutions that improves report (56) accuracy and precision, and expedites the generation of such a report (56). One or more processors (18) receive physiological information, generate a display, generate and display suggested finding codes (48) for adoption in the structured report (56), and generates and displays a structured report (56) based on the adopted finding codes (40).. ... Phi Inc

08/23/18 / #20180240231

Server-client architecture in digital pathology

According to an aspect of the invention, a client-server-system is provided. The client and the server are provided with the same digital image of a slice of a biological material, which has been applied with a staining substance. ... Phi Inc

08/23/18 / #20180239407

Power providing device and method

The invention relates to a power providing device (2) for providing power to a plurality of power receiving devices (31), a power distribution system including such power providing device (2), a method for providing power to a plurality of power receiving devices (31) and a corresponding computer program. During standby the power providing device (2) is beneficially supplied with power coming from a power source (1) dedicated or adjusted for the low energy consumption, e.g. ... Phi Inc

08/23/18 / #20180238986

Parallel mr imaging with nyquist ghost correction for epi

The invention relates to a method of parallel mr imaging. The method comprises the steps of: a) subjecting the portion of the body (10) to an imaging sequence of at least one rf pulse and a plurality of switched magnetic field gradients, wherein mr signals are acquired in parallel via a plurality of rf coils (11, 12, 13) having different spatial sensitivity profiles within the examination volume, b) deriving an estimated ghost level map from the acquired mr signals and from spatial sensitivity maps of the rf coils (11, 12, 13), c) reconstructing a mr image from the acquired mr signals, the spatial sensitivity maps, and the estimated ghost level map. ... Phi Inc

08/23/18 / #20180238975

Generation of rf signals for excitation of nuclei in magnetic resonance systems

The invention provides for a system (200) for generation of a radio frequency, rf, excitation signal for excitation of nuclei via an rf excitation coil (114) in a magnetic resonance system (100). The system comprises power generation units (203-206) each comprising a synthesizer (211-214), an rf amplifier (231-234), and a first feedback loop (251-254) unit adapted to configure the synthesizer to generate an rf signal which after amplification by the rf amplifier has a predefined first signal characteristic and a combiner (261) adapted for combining the rf signals amplified by the rf amplifiers for obtaining the rf excitation signal.. ... Phi Inc

08/23/18 / #20180237827

Method for the detection and characterization of a toxinogenic clostridium difficile strain

The invention relates to a cartridge for the detection and characterization of a toxinogenic clostridium difficile strain in a sample, wherein the following steps are performed, (i) a sample is provided for, (ii) in a multiplex pcr assay, (iii) the sample is analyzed with respect to the presence or absence of the cytotoxin tcdb gene, (iv) the sample is analyzed with respect to the presence or absence of one or more of the following deletions in the tcdc gene: (a) an 18 bp deletion in seq id no. 1 from nucleotide 330 to nucleotide 347, (b) a 36 bp deletion in seq id no. ... Phi Inc

08/23/18 / #20180237563

Methods for increasing polymer production rates with halogenated hydrocarbon compounds

Methods for controlling the productivity of an olefin polymer in a polymerization reactor system using a halogenated hydrocarbon compound are disclosed. The productivity of the polymer can be increased via the addition of the halogenated hydrocarbon compound.. ... Phi Inc

08/23/18 / #20180236712

3d printed luminaires using optical fibers

The invention provides a method comprising 3d printing a 3d item, the method comprising depositing during a printing stage 3d printable material and an optical fiber, to provide the 3d item with the optical fiber at least partly embedded in 3d printed material, wherein the 3d printable material during at least part of the printing stage comprises a light transmissive material, the method further comprising providing during the printing stage a light escape part comprising 3d printed material comprising the light transmissive material, where visible light propagating through the optical fiber can escape from the optical fiber via the 3d printed material comprised by the light escape part to external of the 3d item.. . ... Phi Inc

08/23/18 / #20180236675

Staged advice for optimal use of a shaving device

The invention relates to a method, a personal care system and a shaving device (1) for providing staged shaving advice. Personal assessment data is provided by the user and usage data from a shaving device is provided as input data for a logic (10) associating shaving related data with corresponding shaving advice instructions. ... Phi Inc

08/23/18 / #20180236674

Electrical appliance for performing a cutting action on hairs as present on an area of skin

An electrical appliance for performing a cutting action on hairs present on an area of skin (7) comprises at least one assembly of a driven internal cutting member (5) for cutting off the hairs and an external cutting member (6) which serves for contacting the area of skin (7) and also for covering and contacting the internal cutting member (5). The cutting members (5, 6) are designed such that friction between them is related to their condition of wear in a predetermined way. ... Phi Inc

08/23/18 / #20180236399

Gas filtration system and method

Presented is a filtration system (10) for removing a target gaseous pollutant from a gas to be filtered in an indoor space, the filtration system (10) comprising: a sensor arrangement (12), which comprises a gas sensor (14) for sensing a concentration of a target gas in the indoor space; an air cleaner (20) which comprises a filter (22) for filtering the target gas from the gas to be filtered, and a ventilation system (24) for controllably driving air through the filter (22), wherein the filter (22) comprises a reversible absorption filter or a reversible adsorption filter; and a controller (26) for controlling ventilation system air flow settings, wherein the controller (26) is adapted, based on current sensor arrangement signals, and a previous history of the sensor arrangement signals, and previous ventilation system air flow settings, to: determine a degree of filter (22) loading with the target gas; determine from the degree of filter (22) loading with the target gas a concentration of the target gas in the air flow exiting the air cleaner (20); and determine when filter (22) regeneration is taking place and when air filtering is taking place from the determined concentration of the target gas in the air flow exiting the air cleaner (20). Further, a method of controlling a filtration system for removing a target gaseous pollutant from a gas to be filtered in an indoor space is presented.. ... Phi Inc

08/23/18 / #20180236394

Oxygen separator with improved efficiency

An oxygen separator for generating an oxygen-enriched gas from an oxygen comprising gas, said oxygen separator comprising: a) an oxygen separator device comprising i) a sorbent material for sorbing at least one component of the oxygen comprising gas; and ii) at least two controllable interfaces, comprising a first controllable interface and a second controllable interface, for controlling the communication of gas between the inside and the outside of the oxygen separator device, b) a processor for controlling the oxygen separator such that a plurality of phases are sequentially carried, amongst them a purging phase; wherein the processor is configured to control the at least two controllable interfaces such that a flow of gas is generated between the first controllable interface and the second controllable interface during at least the purging phase, wherein the second controllable interface is located and/or controlled such that it controls the fluidic coupling between the inside of the oxygen separator device and a volume of non-oxygen-enriched gas during the purging phase.. . ... Phi Inc

08/23/18 / #20180236354

Lighting for video games

A lighting controller for controlling illumination emitted by one or more luminaires to accompany a video game. When a first event occurs during gameplay, the controller receives an indication of an identified type of the first event from amongst a set of predefined event types, and based on this controls the illumination to produce a first lighting effect to accompany the first event during the gameplay phase. ... Phi Inc

08/23/18 / #20180236263

Device and method for assisting in a brachytherapy procedure

The invention relates to a delivery assistance device for assisting in a brachytherapy procedure. The invention provides for an output of an optimized treatment plan, taking into considering the portions of the procedure already carried out. ... Phi Inc

08/23/18 / #20180236149

Breast pump device

A breast pump device (1) is adapted to enable realization of at least two batches (a, b) of breast milk as a direct result of a single pumping session to be performed on at least one user's breast, which batches (a, b) are different as far as the value of at least one quality parameter of the breast milk is concerned. The device (1) comprises a detection unit (50) for performing real-time detection of the at least one quality parameter in a flow of breast milk and outputting a detection signal representing an actual value of the at least one quality parameter, and further comprises a controller (70) for receiving the detection signal from the detection unit (50) and using the signal in a process of determining an appropriate setting of the device (1) as far as the choice of a destination position of the milk is concerned.. ... Phi Inc

08/23/18 / #20180235717

Multipurpose lumen design for optical shape sensing

A shape sensing enabled instrument includes a flexible guide wire or support rod including an outer surface which encapsulates interior features. The interior features include an optical fiber lumen (105) configured to receive one or more optical fibers for optical shape sensing, and a guide wire support rod or the support rod forming a hollow extending longitudinally along the instrument. ... Phi Inc

08/23/18 / #20180235708

Apparatus for determining a motion relation

The invention relates to an apparatus for determining a relation between a surface motion of a body (bd) and an object motion of an object (ob) within the body (bd). The apparatus comprises a first sensing unit configured to acquire a first position signal indicative of a position of a first element placed at the location on the surface of the body with the surface motion; a second sensing unit configured to acquire a second position signal indicative of a position of a second element attached to an interventional device and placed on or in the object, wherein the first position signal and the second position signal are acquired during a given duration synchronously; and a third unit for calculating the relation between the surface motion and the object motion based on the first position signal and the second position signal. ... Phi Inc

08/23/18 / #20180235662

Skin-abrading surface that releases agents to the skin

The invention provides a microdermabrasion device (1) comprising a microdermabrasion zone (300) for abrading a part of a skin of a subject, wherein the microdermabrasion zone (300) comprises a support material (310) and abrasive structures (320) at least partially associated with the support material (310), wherein the microdermabrasion zone (300) comprises a releasable material (330), releasable comprised by the microdermabrasion zone (300), wherein the releasable material (330) is a solid in air at 20° c. And at 1 bar, and wherein the releasable material (330) comprises a functional material (1330).. ... Phi Inc

08/23/18 / #20180235577

Medical image processing device and method

The present invention relates to a medical image processing device (10), comprising:—a receiving unit (60) for receiving a first and a second medical image (72, 74) of an anatomical object of interest (84), wherein each of the first and the second medical images (72, 74) comprises a different field of view of the anatomical object of interest (84), and wherein the first medical image and the second medical image (72, 74) show a same or similar anatomical state of the anatomical object of interest (84);—a registration unit (64) that is configured to determine a transformation from an image space of the second medical image (74) to an image space of the first medical image (72);—a transformation unit (66) that is configured to transform the second medical image (74) into the image space of the first medical image (72) based on said transformation in order to receive a transformed second medical image (74′); and—a segmentation unit (68) that is configured to perform an overall segmentation that makes use of both the first medical image (72) and the transformed second medical image (74′) without fusing the first medical image (72) and the transformed second medical image (74′), wherein one and the same segmentation model (92) is simultaneously adapted to both the first medical image (72) and the transformed second medical image (74′) by identifying a first set of feature points (80) of the anatomical object of interest (84) within the first medical image (72), by identifying a second set of feature points (82) of the anatomical object of interest (84) within the transformed second medical image (74′), and by adapting the segmentation model (92) to both the first and the second set of feature points (80, 82).. . ... Phi Inc

08/23/18 / #20180235567

Monitoring apparatus for monitoring blood pressure of a subject

A monitoring apparatus for monitoring a blood pressure information of a subject is disclosed. The monitoring apparatus comprises an ultrasound transducer for emitting ultrasound waves to a volume of the subject that includes a blood vessel and for receiving ultrasound waves from said volume of the subject, and for providing a first signal on the basis of ultrasound waves received from the volume of the subject. ... Phi Inc

08/23/18 / #20180235539

System and method for dynamic focusing on the heart and/or lungs by frequency tuning and analysis of phase and/or amplitude modulations

A wearable device for a patient includes a sock configured for wearing on a foot of a patient. A plurality of vital sign sensors is operably attached to the sock. ... Phi Inc

08/23/18 / #20180235525

Driver circuit

The invention describes a pulse oximeter driver circuit (1) realized to drive a load (12) comprising at least a red led light source (sr) and an infrared led light source (sir), which driver circuit (1) comprises a current regulator (11) realized to provide led current (iload) to the led light sources (sr, sir); a power converter (10) realized to provide a dc output voltage (utotal) comprising a current regulator voltage (u11) and a load voltage (uload); and a feedback means (13a, 13b, 13c) realized to obtain a measure (ufb) of the instantaneous voltage drop (u11) across the current regulator (11) and to report the voltage drop measure (ufb) to the power converter (10). The invention further describes a pulse oximeter device (100), and a method of driving a pulse oximeter load (12).. ... Phi Inc

08/23/18 / #20180235513

Method and apparatus for improved neonatal care

Methods and apparatus are described herein for analyzing gas samples obtained from an interior of a neonatal incubator. In various embodiments, a neonatal gas analysis apparatus (110) may include: a gas sampler (112) to obtain one or more samples of gas from a neonatal incubator (100); a preconditioner (116) configured to capture, concentrate, and/or isolate various types of molecules from the one or more samples of gas; a gas analyzer (114) configured to analyze the isolated molecules and provide one or more signals of one or more health indicators based on the analysis; and/or a reliability indicator (128) to provide a signal indicative of reliability of the gas samples. ... Phi Inc

08/23/18 / #20180235512

Automatic sampling accessory system and method of detection

A respiratory gas analyzer device (10), such as a capnograph device, is disclosed. A gas measurement component (28), such as a carbon dioxide measurement component in the case of a capnograph, is configured to measure at least one respired gas component (e.g. ... Phi Inc

08/23/18 / #20180235510

Simplified display of end-tidal co2

A capnograph device includes a carbon dioxide measurement component (20) configured to measure respiratory carbon dioxide level, and an electronic processor (30) programmed to generate a capnogram signal (40) and compute an end-tidal carbon dioxide (etco2) signal (50) by performing a sliding window maximum operation (42, 44) on the capnograph signal. In some embodiments the sliding window maximum operation employs a sliding time window (w) whose duration (tw) is at least 30 seconds. ... Phi Inc

08/23/18 / #20180235503

Apparatus and method for processing electromyography signals related to respiratory activity

The present invention relates to the field of medical technology and in particular to determining a respiratory activity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd) based on surface electromyography measurements taken from the intercostal muscles on the chest of a subject. A processing apparatus for processing an electromyography signal indicative of an activity of a target muscle in a human or animal body that relates to the measurement of respiratory effort amid an activity of at least one further muscle is presented. ... Phi Inc

08/23/18 / #20180235488

Non-invasive blood pressure monitoring device and method

The present disclosure relates to a device and a method for blood pressure measurement, the device (12) comprising a pressurizing unit (30), that is arranged to supply, via at least one supply line (32), a wearable cuff (14) which is arranged to pressurize a measurement site (16) of a subject of interest, a pressure detection unit (40) that detects a cuff pressure (p2) in a direct or mediate fashion, a control section (50) comprising a feed forward 5 controller (64) arranged to output a target inflation flow signal based on a desired inflation rate (or pressure), a feedback controller (62) arranged to minimize the error between a target inflation rate (or pressure) and an actual inflation rate (or pressure), wherein the output of the feed forward controller (64) and the output of the feedback controller (62) are combined to drive the pressurizing unit (30), and a blood pressure determination unit (100) arranged to calculate a blood pressure value based on the cuff pressure (p2) detected by the pressure detection unit (40) during inflation when the cuff pressure (p2) is increased by the pressurizing unit (30) in accordance with a defined pressurizing regime.. . ... Phi Inc

08/23/18 / #20180235473

System, method and processor for monitoring a vital sign of a subject

The present invention relates to a system (10) for monitoring a vital sign of a first subject (12), for example, a neonate, which is in proximity or in contact with a second subject (14), for example, a parent. The system comprises an imaging unit (16) for monitoring the first subject (12) from a distance, to obtain an imaging signal related to a first vital sign of the first subject (12), this imaging unit (16) might be, for example, a camera. ... Phi Inc

08/23/18 / #20180235456

Device and system for monitoring an eye of a subject

The present invention relates to a device for monitoring an eye of a subject, comprising: a transparent carrier for being in contact with the eye of the subject; and a photosensor facing the eye of the subject for receiving light reflected from the eye of the subject and for determining a light intensity of the received light, wherein the photosensor is arranged on the transparent carrier; and wherein the photosensor includes one of: a plurality of photodetectors arranged in the form of a two-dimensional array and spaced apart from one another for allowing incident light to pass between the photodetectors to enter the eye of the subject wherein the plurality of photodetectors is arranged in a plurality of rows of photodetectors or in a plurality of concentric circles substantially covering the iris and the pupil of the eye of the subject; and a single large area photodetector covering an iris and a pupil of the eye of the subject. The present invention further relates to a system and method for monitoring a pain level of a subject comprising a device as defined above.. ... Phi Inc

08/23/18 / #20180235341

Hair care device and method for enhancing uptake of a topical in hair

A hair care device for enhancing uptake of a topical in hair. The hair care device comprises a topical delivery unit for applying the topical to the hair surface, an ultrasound generator (103) for generating ultrasound at a frequency exceeding 15 mhz, wherein an ultrasound intensity is in a range between 2 w/cm2 and 100 w/cm2, and an ultrasound transducer (105) for applying ultrasound to the topical and/or the hair surface to enhance uptake of the topical by the hair.. ... Phi Inc

08/23/18 / #20180235283

Aerosol-generating article having an aerosol-cooling element

An aerosol-generating article is provided, including a plurality of elements assembled in the form of a rod, the elements including an aerosol-forming substrate and an aerosol-cooling element located downstream from the aerosol-forming substrate. The aerosol-cooling element includes a plurality of longitudinally extending channels and has a porosity of between 50% and 90% in the longitudinal direction. ... Phi Inc

08/23/18 / #20180235278

Extended heater and heating assembly for an aerosol generating system

A heating assembly for heating an aerosol-forming substrate is provided, including a heater including an electrically resistive heating element and a heater substrate; and a heater mount coupled to the heater, the heating element including a first portion and a second portion configured such that, when an electrical current is passed through the heating element, the first portion is heated to a higher temperature than that of the second portion, the first portion of the heating element being disposed on a heating area of the heater substrate and the second portion of the heating element being disposed on a holding area of the heater substrate, the heater mount being fixed to the holding area of the heater substrate, and the second portion of the heating element being longer than the first portion of the heating element.. . ... Phi Inc

08/16/18 / #20180235117

Adjusting a building service system

. . . . The invention relates to adjusting at least one of installed building service sensors (10) of a building service system. A sensor coverage area of at least one sensor (10) is adjusted based on information on a position of the installed sensor (10) relative to at least one other sensor (10). ... Phi Inc

08/16/18 / #20180235063

Device and method for processing an inductor current

The present invention relates to a device (1) for controlling a power converter (100), the device (1) comprising: a sensor module (10), which is configured to measure an inductor current (i_l) through an inductor of the power converter (100); a compensation module (20), which is configured to generate a compensation waveform (i_c); and an operating module (30), which is configured to provide a continuous conduction mode current signal (i_ccm) based on the compensation waveform (i_c) and of the inductor current (i_l) and which is configured to control the power converter (100) based on the provided continuous conduction mode current signal (i_ccm).. . ... Phi Inc

08/16/18 / #20180235049

Determining the position of a portable device relative to a luminaire

A system for determining the position of a portable device (501) relative to a luminaire (100, 503) is disclosed. The system comprises at least one luminaire (100, 503) that comprises at least two light emitters (101a, 101b) for emitting light that comprises a light signature identifying the light emitter from which the light is originated. ... Phi Inc

08/16/18 / #20180235041

Sleepy light

The invention provides a lighting device (100) comprising a first light source (10) and a second light source (20), a control system (50) configured to control the first light source (10) and the second light source (20), wherein the first light source (10) is configured to provide first light source light (11) having a correlated color temperature (cct) of at maximum 3000 k and a color rendering index (cri) of at least 75, and wherein the second light source (20) is configured to provide second light source light (21) having a dominant wavelength selected from the range of (575-780) nm and having a color rendering index of at maximum (70).. . ... Phi Inc

08/16/18 / #20180235039

Lighting control

A lighting system comprises one or more luminaires for illuminating an environment, each luminaire comprising at least one lamp controllable to emit configurable illumination. A set of configuration data (20′) is retrieved from a memory, the set of configuration data for a group of one or more of the lamps in the lighting system, the set of configuration data defining an initial lighting scene for rendering by the group of lamps. ... Phi Inc

08/16/18 / #20180234019

Power supply circuits

Presented is a converter circuit having main switching circuiton a primary side of a transformer, for controlling supply of a current to a storage inductor on the primary side when the main switching circuit is conductive. The convertor circuit comprises: a control circuit operatively coupled to the main switching circuit and for controlling the main switching circuit, the control circuit comprising a control capacitor adapted to enable the control circuit and turn off the main switching circuit; an auxiliary inductor magnetically coupled to the storage inductor and adapted to trigger the control circuit to operate and turn off the main switching circuit in response to a voltage change in the storage inductor when the main switching circuit being conductive; and a charging circuit coupled between the auxiliary inductor and the control capacitor and adapted to enable the auxiliary inductor to charge the control capacitor. ... Phi Inc

08/16/18 / #20180233224

Radiology image sequencing for optimal reading throughput

A device operating in conjunction with a picture archiving and communication system (pacs) (10) stores a plurality of radiological images, which includes at least two different image modalities. The device includes a radiology workstation (14) with at least one display device (20, 22). ... Phi Inc

08/16/18 / #20180233191

Memory control circuit unit, memory storage device and signal receiving method

A memory control circuit unit, a memory storage device and a signal receiving method. In one exemplary embodiment, a memory interface circuit of the memory control circuit unit receives a first signal from a volatile memory and adjusts a voltage value of the first signal to a voltage range in response to an internal impedance of the memory interface circuit, where a central value of the voltage range is not equal to a default voltage value, and the default voltage value is one half a sum of a voltage value of a supply voltage of the memory interface circuit and a voltage value of a reference ground voltage. ... Phi Inc

08/16/18 / #20180233155

Frame element positioning in frames of a bitstream representing audio content

A better compromise between a too high bitstream and decoding overhead on the one hand and flexibility of frame element positioning on the other hand is achieved by arranging that each of the sequence of frames of the bitstream has a sequence of n frame elements and, on the other hand, the bitstream has a configuration block having a field indicating the number of elements n and a type indication syntax portion indicating, for each element position of the sequence of n element positions, an element type out of a plurality of element types with, in the sequences of n frame elements of the frames, each frame element being of the element type indicated, by the type indication portion, for the respective element position at which the respective frame element is positioned within the sequence of n frame elements of the respective frame in the bitstream.. . ... Phi Inc

08/16/18 / #20180232625

Avatar relationships

Methods and systems for coaching a user. The system and methods of various calculate at least one relationship determinant value based on a user's behavior. ... Phi Inc

08/16/18 / #20180232499

Configuring multiple catalytic beds

The present disclosure relates generally to methods and systems for achieving enhanced catalytic performance via the strategic arrangement of multiple catalyst beds in series, where each catalyst bed comprises a compositionally-distinct catalyst, and each catalyst facilitates the conversion of the same structural moieties on the reactant to form the same product. Arranging multiple catalyst beds according to the methods and systems disclosed herein allows a predictable enhancement of conversion of the reactant to product without the need for time-consuming experimentation to test all possible catalysts configurations.. ... Phi Inc

08/16/18 / #20180231710

Frame for supporting a light guide panel and luminaire comprising the frame

The present invention relates to a frame (100) for supporting a light guide panel (120). The frame (100) being provided with: a solid state light source (102) connected to and arranged on a circuit board (104), the circuit board (104) comprising an electrically insulating outer perimeter portion (104a); an insulation layer (106) being electrically insulating, the insulation layer (106) having a surface area larger than a surface area of the circuit board (104); wherein the insulation layer (106) is arranged on the frame (100); the circuit board (104) is arranged on the insulation layer (106) such that an insulating outer perimeter portion (106a) of the insulation layer (106) is formed outside of the circuit board (106); thereby providing a double insulation of the solid state light source (102) in relation to the frame (100). ... Phi Inc

08/16/18 / #20180231623

Multi-level inverter and method for providing multi-level output voltage by utilizing the multi-level inverter

The invention relates to a multi-level inverter and a method for providing multi-level output voltage by the multi-level inverter, wherein the multi-level inverter comprises at least one cascaded h bridge multi-level module, wherein each h bridge multi-level module comprises a first h bridge multi-level leg and a second h-bridge multi-level leg connected in parallel, wherein each of the first and second h bridge multi-level legs comprises a first inverter leg and a second inverter leg coupled in parallel through a coupled inductor, the first and second inverter legs are coupled respectively to a primary winding and a second winding of the coupled inductor for providing first and second input voltages with multiple voltage levels, the primary and secondary windings of the coupled inductor are coupled in series and a junction node of the primary and secondary windings forms an output terminal of the h bridge multi-level leg, wherein the first input voltage has a predetermined phase shift relative to the second input voltage. The multi-level inverter can have lower change in output voltage and thus eliminates the problems caused by the great change in output voltage.. ... Phi Inc

08/16/18 / #20180231191

Light source with tunable emission spectrum

A lighting system according to embodiments of the invention includes first and second light emitting diodes. The first and second light emitting diodes have different peak wavelengths and emit light of the same color. ... Phi Inc

08/16/18 / #20180230641

A coated ironing plate and method of forming a coated ironing plate

The invention relates to a coated ironing plate comprising an ironing plate (4); and a composite coating (7) applied over the ironing plate (4). The composite coating comprises a dielectric layer (5) over the ironing plate (4) that has a surface resistance more than 109 ohms; and a static dissipative layer (6) for being in contact with a garment or fabric during ironing disposed on the dielectric layer (5) and in direct contact with the ironing plate (4). ... Phi Inc

08/16/18 / #20180230376

Phosphor with hybrid coating and method of production

The invention provides a method for providing luminescent particles (100) with a hybrid coating, the method comprising (i) providing a first coating layer (110) onto the luminescent particles (100) by application of a sol-gel coating process, thereby providing coated luminescent particles; and (ii) providing a second coating layer (120) onto the coated luminescent particles by application of an atomic layer deposition process. The invention also provides luminescent particles (100) comprise a luminescent core (102), a first coating layer (110) having a first coating layer thickness (d1) in the range of 50-300 nm, and a second coating layer (120) having a second coating layer thickness (d2) in the range of 5-250 nm.. ... Phi Inc

08/16/18 / #20180229786

Modular harness system

An electrical harness system for communicatively coupling a first bus node to a bus controller includes a data bus including a first cable segment and a first data line and a second data line, the first and second data lines extending in parallel along a length of the first cable segment and being electrically coupled together at a first end of the data bus, the first bus node being connected to the first data line and not to the second data line, and first and second termination impedances electrically coupled to the first and second data lines at a second end of the data bus.. . ... Phi Inc

08/16/18 / #20180229674

Automatic car setting adjustments by identifying driver with health watch wearable or in-car sensors

In one embodiment, a wearable device comprising one or more sensors is presented that receives one or more physiological parameters of a user sensed by the one or more sensors and causes adjustment of one or more vehicle parameters based on the one or more physiological parameters.. . ... Phi Inc

08/16/18 / #20180229268

Capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducers with increased lifetime

An array of cmut cells (10) has a dc bias voltage (vb) coupled to the top electrodes of the cells to bias the electrode to a desired collapsed or partially collapsed state. Fuses (200) are coupled in series with the bottom electrodes (22) of the cells which will open and isolate an individual cell from the other still-functional cells of the array in the event of a failure of the individual cell. ... Phi Inc

08/16/18 / #20180229057

Ultrasonic image guidance of radiation therapy procedures

An ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system has a thin two dimensional array transducer probe which is taped or belted to a patient to image a target region during radiotherapy. The radiotherapy procedure is conducted based upon planning done based on images of the target region acquired prior to the procedure. ... Phi Inc

08/16/18 / #20180229053

Dual localization of brachytherapy radioactive seeds

A brachytherapy seed localization system for localizing radioactive seeds within a diseased tissue, the brachytherapy seed localization system employs a tool tracking machine (50) for generating a tracked seed distribution map (51) of delivered locations of the radioactive seeds within the diseased tissue, and a tissue imaging machine (60) for generating a seed distribution image (61) of projected locations of the radioactive seeds within the diseased tissue including at least one false projected location. The brachytherapy seed localization system further employs a brachytherapy seed localizer (70) for generating a composite seed distribution map (71) of estimated locations of the radioactive seeds within the diseased tissue derived from a combination of the tracked seed distribution map (51) and the seed distribution image (61) excluding any false projected location(s) within the seed distribution image (61).. ... Phi Inc

08/16/18 / #20180228463

Ultrasound system and method for measuement using shear wave

The present invention proposes an ultrasound imaging system and method for measuring a property of a region of interest in a subject by using shear wave, wherein an ultrasound probe is configured to sequentially transmit, to each of a plurality of focal spots (320, 322, 324) in the region of interest, a push pulse (310, 312, 314) for generating a shear wave (330, 332, 334), each of the plurality of focal spots having a mutually different depth value (z1, z2, z3), and to receive ultrasound echo signals adjacent (350, 352, 354) to each of the plurality of focal spots; a shear wave detector is configured to derive, for each of the plurality of focal spots, a first parameter indicating a property of the generated shear wave, based on the received ultrasound echo signals; and a property estimator is configured to estimate a second parameter indicating the property of the region of interest 342 as a function of the derived first parameters.. . ... Phi Inc

08/16/18 / #20180228455

Optimal energy weighting of dark field signal in differential phase contrast x-ray imaging

Apparatus and related method for dark-field imaging. The apparatus operates on projective intensities detected at a detector in different energy channels. ... Phi Inc

08/16/18 / #20180228399

Capnography with decision support system architecture

A capnograph device (10) includes a carbon dioxide measurement component (20) and an electronic processor (30) programmed to generate a capnogram (40) comprising carbon dioxide level sample values measured as a function of time. End-tidal carbon dioxide (etc02) is determined from the capnogram, and an etc02 parameter quality index (etc02 pqi) (44) is computed using one or more quantitative capnogram waveform metrics computed from the capnogram. ... Phi Inc

08/16/18 / #20180228387

Devices systems and methods for assessing a vessel

An intravascular system includes at least one pressure-sensing instrument sized and shaped for introduction into a vessel of a patient; a processing unit in communication with the pressure-sensing instrument, the processing unit configured to: obtain proximal pressure measurements for at least one cardiac cycle of the patient while the pressure-sensing instrument is positioned proximal of a stenosis of the vessel; obtain distal pressure measurements while the pressure-sensing instrument is positioned distal of the stenosis; select a diagnostic window within a cardiac cycle by identifying a change in sign of a slope associated with the proximal and/or distal pressure measurements, wherein the diagnostic window encompasses only a portion of the cardiac cycle of the patient; calculate a pressure ratio between the distal and proximal obtained during the diagnostic window; and output the calculated pressure ratio to a display device in communication with the processing unit.. . ... Phi Inc

08/16/18 / #20180228318

Air-based fryer pan

An apparatus, pan and method for the preparation of food with hot air including a pan bottom providing a pan surface area for receiving food to be prepared, and side-walls at least partly surrounding the pan surface area, and a mounting connector for temporarily mounting the pan inside a food preparation chamber of an apparatus for preparing food. The pan bottom is provided with a plurality of through-holes as a hot air passage. ... Phi Inc

08/16/18 / #20180228217

Aerosol-generating system and aerosol-generating article for use in such a system

The aerosol-generating system comprises two substance sources including a nicotine source and a second substance source and a susceptor (2) for heating any one of the two substance sources. The system further comprises a power source connected to a load network, the load network comprising an inductor for being inductively coupled to the susceptor. ... Phi Inc

08/16/18 / #20180228216

A cartridge assembly for an aerosol-generating system and an aerosol-generating system comprising a cartridge assembly

A cartridge assembly for an aerosol-generating system, including a cartridge including a first compartment having a first air inlet and outlet, a second compartment having a second air inlet and outlet, and a mouthpiece partially surrounding the cartridge and having a third air outlet, the cartridge and the mouthpiece being longitudinally movable relative to one another between a retracted position and an extended position creating a chamber therebetween in fluid communication with the first, second, and third air outlets, the air inlets and the first and second air outlets are obstructed by the mouthpiece in the retracted position, the third air outlet is obstructed by the cartridge, and in the extended position air is drawable into the chamber along first and second airflow pathways extending from the respective air inlet through the compartment to the air outlet, and out of the chamber through the third air outlet.. . ... Phi Inc

08/16/18 / #20180228213

Aerosol generating article with a rupturing system and a blister capsule

There is provided an aerosol-generating article including at least one blister capsule including a volatile liquid, the article further including a rupturing system including a first tube and a second tube both arranged in operational engagement defining a volume; the first and second tubes being movable relative to each other along a first motion path from a first position to a second position, such that the defined volume is larger in the first position than in the second position; the first tube including a first rupturing member arranged at least partially inside the first tube, such that in the first position the first rupturing member is contained completely in the defined volume; and, in the second position, the first rupturing member at least partially protrudes from the defined volume and is configured to rupture the capsule and to form an aperture extending through the capsule.. . ... Phi Inc

08/09/18 / #20180227800

Multi-channel communication scheme for medical body area network (mban) to meet duty cycle regulation

A system and a method maintain a medical body area network (mban). Devices of the mban are communicated with over one or more channels of the mban. ... Phi Inc

08/09/18 / #20180227555

Lamp control

A user device (200) comprising a display (206), an interface (208) for communication with a lamp comprising controllable light sources (104) and a processor (202) configured to run an application (214), wherein the application is configured to: control the lamp to emit light in accordance with a source light pattern (302), said source light pattern defining for each light source the light that is to be emitted by the light source and designating at least one of the light sources as a marker light source (308); receive an image of the source light pattern as projected onto a target surface (300) by the lamp wherein the image is captured by a camera (210), wherein the target light pattern (310) in the image is distorted; display the received image on the display; detect locations in the displayed image where the marker light source(s) are positioned/intended to emit light onto the target surface; and use the detected locations of marker light source(s) to align a control overlay over the displayed image, the control overlay identifying for each light source an area in the displayed image where the light source is intended to emit light onto, wherein the control overlay enables a user of the user device to control the light sources in response to at least one user selection.. . ... Phi Inc

08/09/18 / #20180227398

Method and device for processing data packets

A method of encoding data packet by encoding type information and size information of the data packet into the same field. The data packet comprises a header part and a message part. ... Phi Inc

08/09/18 / #20180227225

Sdn-based qos-supported communication tunnel establishment method and system

The present disclosure provides an sdn-based qos-supported communication tunnel establishment method and system used in a communication network comprising sdn switches and an sdn controller, the method comprising: an sdn switch reports a target mac address and an sdn flow mismatching a flow table to an sdn controller; the sdn controller obtains a forwarding path of the sdn flow; the sdn controller generates a tunnel id mapping table and a queue id mapping table according to the forwarding path and 5-tuple information of the sdn flow, and generates a corresponding flow table, a priority queue being specified in the tunnel id; the sdn controller dispatches the flow table to the sdn switches; and the sdn switch obtains the output queue and the output port disclosure. . ... Phi Inc

08/09/18 / #20180227204

Determining a state of a network device

The invention provides a processor and a method for determining the state of a first network device in a lighting network based upon information associated with the first network device and a second network device adapted to pass messages to the first network device. The first network device is associated with a first count value, and the second network device is associated with a second count value. ... Phi Inc

08/09/18 / #20180226888

Converter circuit for reducing a nominal capacitor voltage

The present invention relates to a converter circuit (1) for reducing a nominal capacitor voltage, the converter circuit (1) comprising: an input node (ti1), which is configured to receive an input voltage (vg); an output node (to1; to2), which is configured to supply an output voltage (vo) to a load (rl1; rl2); and a capacitor (c1; c2), which is coupled to the load so that the input voltage is divided between the capacitor (c1; c2) and the load (rl1; rl2) and which is configured to be charged up to a voltage corresponding to a differential voltage between the input voltage (vg) and the output voltage (vo).. . ... Phi Inc

08/09/18 / #20180226168

X-ray detector for phase contrast and/or dark-field imaging

The present invention relates to x-ray imaging. In order to reduce x-ray dose exposure during x-ray image acquisition, an x-ray detector is provided that is suitable for phase contrast and/or dark-field imaging. ... Phi Inc

08/09/18 / #20180226151

System and method for improving float pool nurse scheduling

The present disclosure pertains to a system, a method of using such a system, and a non-transitory computer-readable medium containing instructions to such a system to assist in scheduling of float pool nurses. The system, method, and computer-readable medium allow a healthcare facility to optimize float pool nurse scheduling by identifying those units within the healthcare facility that have negatively correlated variation in nurse demand compared to the projected average nurse demand and solicit an approval from a decision-making authority, so that the identified and approved unit pairs can be combined when scheduling float pool nurses for the units.. ... Phi Inc

08/09/18 / #20180225954

Wearing compliance of personal emergency response system help button

In a personal emergency response system (pers), a personal help button (phb) (10) includes a call button (12), a motion sensor (22), and a transmitter or transceiver (24) for transmitting a wireless call signal responsive to pressing the call button. An electronic processor (28) performs a compliance monitoring process (42) at successive compliance check times, each including: acquiring motion sensor data over a compliance data acquisition time interval; determining whether the phb has moved since the last compliance check time; and assessing compliance based at least in part on the determination of whether the phb has moved. ... Phi Inc

08/09/18 / #20180225872

Information transformation in digital pathology

The present invention relates to an illustration of an annotation (22) at a sample slide (14). It is the intention for the invention to copy the annotation (22) provided at a reference slide (12) to the sample slide (14). ... Phi Inc

08/09/18 / #20180225414

Multi-level architecture of pattern recognition in biological data

Methods, systems and apparatus for detecting patterns in constituents of at least one biological organism are disclosed. In accordance with one method, clusters of the constituents are determined (208) by selecting (210) different subsets of at least one of genes or proteins and identifying (212) the clusters from biological data corresponding to the selected subsets. ... Phi Inc

08/09/18 / #20180224663

Multiview display device

The invention provides an autostereoscopic display device having an adjuster for adjusting the direction of a light beam (5). The adjuster (1) has an off-state and on-state and comprises a stack (10) of layers. ... Phi Inc

08/09/18 / #20180224591

Display device with directional control of the output, and a back light for such a display device

A display backlight comprises an edge-lit waveguide having an array of light out-coupling structures which for example each comprise a projection into the waveguide. Each projection has a beam redirecting face which is at an angle a to the normal. ... Phi Inc

08/09/18 / #20180224368

Laser sensor for multi parameter detection

The invention describes a laser sensor module (100) which is adapted to detect or determine at least two different physical parameters by means of self-mixing interference by focusing a laser beam to different positions. Such a laser sensor module (100) may be used as an integrated sensor module, for example, in mobile devices (250). ... Phi Inc

08/09/18 / #20180223431

Film-forming method

Source gases are instantaneously heated, at least two kinds of generated gas molecular species generated by instantaneously heating the source gases are independently introduced and brought into contact with a substrate having a temperature lower than heating temperature of the instantaneously-heating mechanism for source gas to form a first compound film and to form a second compound film containing at least one element of elements contained in the first compound film, and a multilayer film composed of at least the first compound film and the second compound film is produced.. . ... Phi Inc

08/09/18 / #20180223373

Mutations in pdgfrb and notch3 as causes of autosomal dominant infantile myofibromatosis

This invention relates to a method of diagnosing a subject as having and/or being a carrier for infantile myofibromatosis. This method involves providing an isolated biological sample from a subject; contacting the sample with one or more reagents suitable for detecting the presence or absence of one or more mutations in pdgfrb and/or notch3; detecting, in the sample, the presence or absence of the one or more mutations in pdgfrb and/or notch3 based on said contacting; and diagnosing the subject as having and/or being a carrier for infantile myofibromatosis based on said detecting, where the presence of the one or more mutations in pdgfrb and/or notch3 indicates the subject has a mutation that causes infantile myofibromatosis. ... Phi Inc

08/09/18 / #20180222068

Hair container and kit for a hair cutting appliance

The present disclosure relates to a hair container (32) for a hair cutting appliance (10), and to an attachment kit (34) comprising a hair container (32) and an attachment comb (30). The hair container (32) comprises a container housing (46) comprising a hair compartment (48) for accommodating cut hair sections, and an attachment portion (50) for releasably attaching the hair container (32) to a hair cutting appliance (10), wherein the attachment portion (50) is arranged to attach the hair container (32) to the hair cutting appliance (10) when an attachment comb (30) is attached to the hair cutting appliance (10). ... Phi Inc

08/09/18 / #20180221834

High efficiency, non-ragging, formed axial impeller

An axial impeller has blades formed from sheet metal blanks that are configured from taking a desired impeller blade and mathematically “unwinding” the blade to its flat counterpart. Preferably, the impeller blade is formed from a single rolling operation. ... Phi Inc

08/09/18 / #20180221687

Hair growth stimulation

Hair growth stimulating device to obtain a non-chemical hair growth stimulation comprising an ultrasound transducer (ust), and a driver (de) for the ultrasound transducer, wherein the driver is arranged for having the ultrasound transducer (ust) generate an ultrasound signal having a frequency not exceeding 100 khz, preferably 20 khz, at a power not exceeding 500 mw/cm2, preferably 250 mw/cm2. The frequency may be subject to a frequency sweep not exceeding 20%, preferably 10%. ... Phi Inc

08/09/18 / #20180221607

Cardiac, cardiopulmonary, and/or hemodynamic phenotyping

Various systems, apparatus and methods are described herein for generating cardiac, cardiopulmonary, and/or hemodynamics phenotypes of patients for use in various applications. In various embodiments, a ventilation support apparatus connected to a patient may be operated to perform a therapeutic maneuver selected to cause one or more targeted receptors of the patient to initiate an autoregulation response in the patient. ... Phi Inc

08/09/18 / #20180221092

Simulating breast deformation

A system and a method are provided for simulating a breast deformation of a subject using sensor data obtained from an orientation sensor of a mobile device, with the orientation sensor being configured for sensing an orientation of the mobile device with respect to a direction of gravity. In accordance with the system and method, model data is accessed which defines a biomechanical model of a breast. ... Phi Inc

08/09/18 / #20180221042

A connection rod for a tongue manipulation system

A connection rod for a tongue manipulation device system, the connection rod comprising: a first coupling part (307) configured to couple the distal end of the connection rod to a tongue advancer (305); a second coupling part (309) configured to couple the proximal end of the connection rod to an implant tool (101) or a removal tool (1601), wherein the connection rod is configured to transmit a tension or pulling force from the implant tool (101) or the removal tool (1601) to the tongue advancer (305) such that the tongue advancer is configured to be retracted within the implant tool (101) or removal tool (1601) respectively.. . ... Phi Inc

08/09/18 / #20180220993

Ultrasound system with processor dongle

A highly portable ultrasound system is configured using a wireless ultrasound probe (10), a processor dongle (30) containing a radio and a digital processor running an operating system and an ultrasound control program, and any conveniently available television receiver or display monitor. The sonographer only needs to carry the small wireless probe and the thumbdrive-like dongle in order to turn any available display device, together with the two components carried by the sonographer, into a completely functional ultrasound system. ... Phi Inc

08/09/18 / #20180220985

Classification of a health state of tissue of interest based on longitudinal features

A method includes determining, with a computer implemented classifier, a health state of tissue interest of a subject in at least one pair of images of the subject based on a predetermined set of longitudinal features of the tissue of interest of the subject in the at least one pair of images of the subject. The at least one pair of images of the subject includes a first image of the tissue of interest acquired at a first moment in time and a second image of the tissue of interest acquired at a second moment in time. ... Phi Inc

08/09/18 / #20180220969

Side-loading connectors with inline cabling for use with intravascular devices and associated systems and methods

Intravascular devices, systems, and methods are disclosed. In some embodiments, side-loading electrical connectors for use with intravascular devices are provided. ... Phi Inc

08/09/18 / #20180220765

Ultrasonic hair styling

A hair styler uses ultrasound at an ultrasound frequency of at least 1 mhz to get a non-chemical hair styling. Advantageously, the ultrasound frequency is between 1 and 100 mhz, preferably between 3 and 10 mhz, and more preferably between 3 and 5 mhz. ... Phi Inc

08/09/18 / #20180220700

Activated carbon beads for smoking articles

Smoking article include a smokable material and an activated carbon particle downstream of the smokable material. The activated carbon particle is produced from a whole seed. ... Phi Inc

08/09/18 / #20180220699

Smoking article mouthpiece with cooling agent inclusion complex

A smoking article includes a mouthpiece having an outer surface and a cooling agent inclusion complex disposed on the outer surface.. . ... Phi Inc

08/02/18 / #20180220536

Printed circuit board and printed circuit board arrangement

The invention describes a printed circuit board with a top side and a bottom side, the printed circuit board comprising at least two electrically conductive layers (112, 114, 116, 212, 214, 312, 314, 212i, 214i, 212j, 214j) for transmitting electrical current and at least one electrically insulating layer (102, 104, 106, 108, 202, 204, 302, 304, 202i, 204i, 202j, 204j) comprising electrically insulating material, wherein the electrically conductive layers (112, 114, 116, 212, 214, 312, 314, 212i, 214i, 212j, 214j) and the electrically insulating layer (102, 104, 106, 108, 202, 204, 302, 304, 202i, 204i, 202j, 204j) are arranged in an alternating assembly such that the two electrically conductive layers (112, 114, 116, 212, 214, 312, 314, 212i, 214i, 212j, 214j) are electrically insulated with respect to each other by means of the electrically insulating layer (102, 104, 106, 108, 202, 204, 302, 304, 202i, 204i, 202j, 204j), wherein each of the electrically conductive layers (112, 114, 116, 212, 214, 312, 314, 212i, 214i, 212j, 214j) is adapted to be coupled to a bond wire (460a, 460b) independently from the other electrically conductive layer (112, 114, 116, 212, 214, 312, 314, 212i, 214i, 212j, 214j) at a side surface of the printed circuit board being inclined to the top side and the bottom side of the printed circuit board. The invention further describes a corresponding method of fabricating the printed circuit board. ... Phi Inc

08/02/18 / #20180220511

Lighting device with context based light output

A lighting device (100) arranged for rendering a light output is disclosed. The lighting device (100) comprises at least one light source (102) arranged for emitting light. ... Phi Inc

08/02/18 / #20180219869

Localization based on network of wireless nodes

A wireless node for use in a network of wireless nodes, for performing a localization to determine a location of a mobile device based on respective beacon signals transmitted wirelessly between the mobile device and each of a plurality of the wireless nodes. The first wireless node is configured to: wirelessly transmit or receive the respective beacon signal for use in determining the location of the mobile device; and wirelessly transmit information vouching for one or more others of the wireless nodes as being trusted for use in the localization. ... Phi Inc

08/02/18 / #20180219624

Light emitting device for generating light with embedded information

A light emitting device (100) for emitting a beam of light is disclosed. The light emission of the light emitting device (100) comprises an embedded code. ... Phi Inc

08/02/18 / #20180219419

Wireless inductive power transfer

A wireless power transfer system includes a power receiver and a power transmitter providing power to this using an inductive power signal. The power transmitter comprises a variable resonance circuit (201) having a variable resonance frequency and generating the inductive power signal. ... Phi Inc

08/02/18 / #20180219416

Inductive wireless power transfer with synchronized power measurement

An inductive wireless power transmitter is presented for transmitting an inductive wireless power signal to at least two inductive wireless power receivers. The power transmitter coordinates communication with the power receivers in time slots. ... Phi Inc

08/02/18 / #20180219334

Cable unit for connecting devices to enable wireless exchange of data and/or power between them

The present invention relates to a cable unit for connecting devices in a system, in particular in a patient monitoring system, to enable wireless exchange of data and/or power between them. The proposed cable unit comprises a cable (510) and a connector (520, 530) arranged at each end of said cable, said connector comprising a data transmission unit (522, 32) for transmitting data to and/or receiving data from a device having a counterpart connector and a magnetic coupling unit (521, 531) for transmitting power to and/or receiving power from another device of the system having a counterpart connector by use of inductive coupling.. ... Phi Inc

08/02/18 / #20180219091

Integrated circuit and code generating method

An integrated circuit and a code generating method are described. The integrated circuit includes a plurality of field effect transistors, a plurality of sense-amplifiers, and a processing circuit. ... Phi Inc

08/02/18 / #20180218506

Device and method for registration of two images

The present invention relates to a device and method for registration of two images. To increase the accuracy of the registration the device comprises an input unit (126) for receiving one or more pairs of negative landmarks, which are indicated in the two images, a pair comprising two negative landmarks, one in each image, which structures are not identical and should not be aligned by the registration. ... Phi Inc

08/02/18 / #20180218179

Method and apparatus for storage of data for manufactured items

Exemplary embodiments are directed to a method and apparatus for storing data for a batch of manufactured items. The method comprises defining in a processor, using a lower limit identifier and an upper limit identifier, a range of unique item identifiers for the batch, wherein each manufactured item in the batch is allocated a unique item identifier falling within the range. ... Phi Inc

08/02/18 / #20180218116

Systems and methods for prioritizing variants of unknown significance

The present disclosure describes systems and methods for generating a priority score for a variant of a gene based on its potential significance to a disease. Priority scores may be calculated for multiple variants, and the variants may be ranked based on the generated priority scores.. ... Phi Inc

08/02/18 / #20180217677

Remote control device, user device and system thereof, and method , computer program product and identification signal

The invention is directed at a remote control device for controlling one or more user devices, comprising a directional optical sensor for receiving one or more optical signals from the user devices and for detecting an incoming direction of said received optical signals, and a processor. For identification of at least one of said user devices, the processor is arranged for analyzing at least one of said received optical signals for associating thereof with the at least one of said user devices and for keeping track of the at least one of said optical signals upon changing of said incoming direction. ... Phi Inc

08/02/18 / #20180217274

Imaging detector with improved spatial accuracy

A detector array (112) of an imaging system (100) includes a radiation sensitive detector (202/204/206) configured to detect radiation and generates a signal indicative thereof and electronics (208) in electrical communication with the radiation sensitive detector. The electronics include a current-to-frequency converter (300) configured to convert the signal into a pulse train having a frequency indicative of a charge collected during an integration period. ... Phi Inc

08/02/18 / #20180217273

Hybrid pet / ct imaging detector

An imaging system (102) includes a detector array (104) with a ring (106) with a first layer (110i) that detects gamma radiation and x-ray radiation and a second layer (110n) that detects only gamma radiation, wherein the first and second layers are concentric closed rings. A method includes detecting gamma radiation with a first layer of a dual layer detector in response to imaging in pet mode, detecting gamma radiation with a second layer of the dual layer detector in response to imaging in pet mode, and generating pet image data with the radiation detected with the first and second layers. ... Phi Inc

08/02/18 / #20180217218

Image reconstruction for mri using multiplexed sensitivity encoding

This invention provides an image processing method and apparatus for reconstructing an image of a site of a subject. The image processing method comprises: generating a first estimated phase of each shot of multiple shots of the site by sensitivity encoding based on shot data of the corresponding shot obtained for the site; reconstructing a first multiplexed sensitivity encoded image based on the first estimated phase of each shot and shot data of each shot; generating a second estimated phase of each shot of the multiple shots by regularized sensitivity encoding using the first multiplexed sensitivity encoded image; and reconstructing a second multiplexed sensitivity encoded image based on the second estimated phase of each shot and shot data of each shot. ... Phi Inc

08/02/18 / #20180217046

Particle sensor and sensing method

A particle sensor comprises an electrostatic particle charging section and a parallel-plate particle precipitation section, and a sensor for detecting the precipitated particles to produce a sensor signal. A pre-filter is placed upstream from the particle charging section. ... Phi Inc

08/02/18 / #20180217042

Optical particle sensor and sensing method

An optical particle sensor has at least first and second threshold settings applied to an optical sensor (16) or a sensor signal to obtain first and second optical sensor readings. They are processed (24) to determine a parameter which is dependent on a type of pollution event. ... Phi Inc

08/02/18 / #20180216934

System and method for detecting ground position changes

A system for detecting localized ground position changes makes use of plurality of lighting units, each fixed to the ground. Each lighting unit comprises a positioning system and a transmitter for transmitting positioning information to a remote central processing unit. ... Phi Inc

08/02/18 / #20180216810

Lighting device with light guide

A lighting device (100, 500) is provided which comprises a light guide (110, 510), a metal strip (120, 520), a solid state light source (130, 530) and a base (160, 170, 540, 550) for mounting the lighting device. The base includes an electrical interface. ... Phi Inc

08/02/18 / #20180215530

Container for consumer goods with sliding portion

There is provided a container (10) for consumer goods, the container (10) comprising an outer housing comprising a box portion (12) and a lid portion (14) depending from the box portion (12) along a hinge line. The container (10) further comprises a plurality of consumer goods (18) received within the box portion (12) and an inner frame (16) slidably received within the outer housing. ... Phi Inc

08/02/18 / #20180215450

Water lock to prevent water ingress

The invention provides an element (210) comprising: (i) an electrical component (1220); (ii) an optical medium (270) comprising medium material (275) comprising a silicone transmissive for one or more of uv radiation and visible radiation, wherein the electrical component (1220) is embedded in the optical medium (270); (iii) an electrical connector (510) for functionally coupling the electrical component (1220) external to the optical medium (270), wherein the electrical connector (510) is embedded in the optical medium (270) over at least part of its length; and (iv) a water barrier (530) at least partly embedded in the optical medium (270) and configured to enclose at least part of the electrical connector (510).. . ... Phi Inc

08/02/18 / #20180214713

Guidance for lung cancer radiation

An ultrasound device (18) is arranged to acquire an ultrasound image (19) of a thoracic diaphragm. A current location (24) of a tumor is determined using the ultrasound image (19) of the thoracic diaphragm and a predetermined relationship (14) assigning tumor locations to a set of simulation phase ultrasound images of the thoracic diaphragm in different geometries, or using a predetermined relationship (114) assigning tumor locations to a set of meshes representing the thoracic diaphragm in different geometries. ... Phi Inc

08/02/18 / #20180214706

Encoded status indicator for automated external defibrillators

An automated external defibrillator (“aed”) (10) employing a self-test circuit (11) and an encoded status indicator. The self-test circuit (11) automatically tests aed (10) and dependent upon the tests, generates both a base status signal (110) indicative of an operational readiness of aed (10) and a test status signal (120) indicative of self-test information of aed (10). ... Phi Inc

08/02/18 / #20180214651

Non-invasive ventilation bronchoscopy scope guide and method

A bronchoscopy scope guide (30) for a non-invasive ventilation (niv) patient interface (10) comprises a semi-rigid scope guide tube (32), a bronchoscopy scope seal (48), and a semi-rigid grommet (34). The semi-rigid scope guide tube (32) includes a principal axis (36) and entrance and exit guide portions (38,40). ... Phi Inc

08/02/18 / #20180214568

Antibody-drug conjugates for targeting cd56-positive tumors

The identification and characterization of two fully human cd56-specific monoclonal antibodies targeting spatially separated epitopes proximal and distal to the plasma membrane is described. Also described are antibody-drug conjugates (adcs) of the identified antibodies and their use for targeting cd56-expressing tumor cells.. ... Phi Inc








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