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 new patent  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. ... Philips Gmbh

 new patent  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.. . ... Philips Gmbh

 new patent  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. ... Philips Gmbh

 new patent  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. ... Philips Gmbh

 new patent  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).. . ... Philips Gmbh

 new patent  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. ... Philips Gmbh

 new patent  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.. ... Philips Gmbh

 new patent  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. ... Philips Gmbh

 new patent  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). ... Philips Gmbh

 new patent  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. ... Philips Gmbh

 new patent  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. ... Philips Gmbh

 new patent  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. ... Philips Gmbh

 new patent  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). ... Philips Gmbh

 new patent  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). ... Philips Gmbh

08/09/18 / #20180221687

 new patent  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%. ... Philips Gmbh

08/09/18 / #20180221607

 new patent  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. ... Philips Gmbh

08/09/18 / #20180221092

 new patent  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. ... Philips Gmbh

08/09/18 / #20180221042

 new patent  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.. . ... Philips Gmbh

08/09/18 / #20180220993

 new patent  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. ... Philips Gmbh

08/09/18 / #20180220985

 new patent  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. ... Philips Gmbh

08/09/18 / #20180220969

 new patent  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. ... Philips Gmbh

08/09/18 / #20180220765

 new patent  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. ... Philips Gmbh

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. ... Philips Gmbh

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. ... Philips Gmbh

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. ... Philips Gmbh

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. ... Philips Gmbh

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. ... Philips Gmbh

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. ... Philips Gmbh

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.. ... Philips Gmbh

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. ... Philips Gmbh

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.. ... Philips Gmbh

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. ... Philips Gmbh

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. ... Philips Gmbh

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. ... Philips Gmbh

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. ... Philips Gmbh

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. ... Philips Gmbh

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. ... Philips Gmbh

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. ... Philips Gmbh

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. ... Philips Gmbh

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).. . ... Philips Gmbh

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. ... Philips Gmbh

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). ... Philips Gmbh

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). ... Philips Gmbh

08/02/18 / #20180214257

Methods and systems for minimizing drivetrain interference of sensors in an oral cleaning device

An oral cleaning device (10) minimizes drivetrain interference of a sensor and includes: a body portion (12); a brush head member (14) extending from the body portion, the head having a bristle face (18), where the bristle face is configured to move relative to the body portion; a clock (32); a sensor (28) in communication with the clock and configured to sample sensor data at a sensor sampling frequency (42) which is based on input from the clock; and a drivetrain (22) in communication with the same clock as the sensor, the drivetrain configured to generate movement of the bristle face at a first drivetrain frequency (40) which is based on input from the clock, where the sampling frequency and the first drivetrain frequency are coordinated to minimize drivetrain interference of the sensor.. . ... Philips Gmbh

08/02/18 / #20180214214

Endoscope guidance from interactive planar slices of a volume image

An endoscopic imaging system (10) employing an endoscope (20) and an endoscope guidance controller (30). In operation, endoscope (20) generates an endoscopic video (23) of an anatomical structure within an anatomical region. ... Philips Gmbh

08/02/18 / #20180214212

System for stimulating renal nerves

The invention relates to a system (1) for stimulating renal nerves of a renal artery of a subject (3). The system comprises a stimulation device (12, 17, 28) for stimulating the renal nerves, a measuring unit (20) for measuring the blood pressure and/or the heart rate of the subject at at least two times, wherein at least one of these times is during or after the stimulation of the renal nerves, and a subject suitability determination unit (14) for determining whether the subject is suitable for a renal sympathetic denervation procedure based on the measured blood pressure and/or the measured heart rate. ... Philips Gmbh

08/02/18 / #20180214139

Workflow of needle tip identification for biopsy documentation

An interventional instrument (16) is inserted into a patient (14) to perform an interventional medical procedure guided by a medical imaging device (10). A trigger control (26) is activated. ... Philips Gmbh

08/02/18 / #20180214129

Medical imaging apparatus

A medical imaging apparatus (10) for evaluating medical image data is disclosed. The medical imaging apparatus comprises an ultrasound acquisition unit including an ultrasound probe (14) for acquiring ultrasound image data of a patient (12) and an ultrasound segmentation unit (24) for segmenting anatomical features of the patient in the ultrasound image data and for providing ultrasound segmentation data (46). ... Philips Gmbh

08/02/18 / #20180214095

A medical placement alarm

Many medical procedures involve the implantation of an element in a vascular body. Current imaging techniques allow the positioning of such expandable elements to be checked, before and after implantation, using contrast bursts into the blood from a pigtail catheter. ... Philips Gmbh

08/02/18 / #20180214093

Imaging with enhanced x-ray radiation

The invention relates to an x-ray imaging apparatus (2), comprising: a source (4) for generating x-ray radiation, an object receiving space (6) for arranging an object of interest for x-ray imaging, an x-ray collimator arrangement (8) arranged between the source (4) and the collimator arrangement (8), and an x-ray mirror arrangement (10). The mirror arrangement (10) comprises for example two tapered mirrors (22) facing each other and adapted for guiding x-ray radiation of the source (4) to the collimator arrangement (8). ... Philips Gmbh

08/02/18 / #20180214082

Intravascular devices systems and methods with an adhesively attached shaping ribbon

The present disclosure is directed to intravascular devices, systems, and methods having a core member coupled to a shaping ribbon with an adhesive. In some aspects, a sensing guide wire is provided. ... Philips Gmbh

08/02/18 / #20180214080

Gear for holding a physiological sensor

A wearable gear (100) for holding a physiological sensor for monitoring a subject, such as a pulse oximeter. Said wearable gear being configured to automatically adjust the maximal length such that the predefined tension is obtained regardless of the size of the body part of the subject. ... Philips Gmbh

08/02/18 / #20180214017

Catheter with optical sensing

A catheter (12) has an image sensing system (s1-s5) for imaging the interior wall of a passageway in which the catheter is to be located. The catheter has a radial imaging system comprising a light source arrangement for generating a light output radially around the catheter and an image sensor for receiving the generally radial light after the light has been scattered back by the interior wall. ... Philips Gmbh

07/26/18 / #20180212538

Braking energy recovery system for an electric motor and method

. . A braking energy recovery system (50) for an electric motor (62) comprises first regulator (52), energy storage device (54), second regulator (56), sensor (60), and controller (58). The first regulator (52) outputs a dc link voltage to the energy storage device (54). ... Philips Gmbh

07/26/18 / #20180211729

Assistance device and method for an interventional hemodynamic measurement

The invention relates to an assistance device, an assistance system and an assistance method for assisting a practitioner in an interventional hemodynamic (e.g fractional flow reserve (ffr)) measurement on a subject. The ffr pressure measurements are combined with an, for example, angiography-based assessment of the coronary vessel geometry. ... Philips Gmbh

07/26/18 / #20180211505

Check-in service on a personal help button

In a personal emergency response system (pers), a subscriber wears a personal help button (phb) (10) with a call button (12). A speakerphone console (30) detects a signal transmitted by the phb when the call button is pressed and establishes a telephone call with a pers center (8). ... Philips Gmbh

07/26/18 / #20180211423

Computed tomography image generation apparatus

The invention relates to a ct image generation apparatus (10) for generating an image of a head. Transformations of a first ct image of the head are determined for different measured projection groups, wherein for a measured projection group a transformation is determined such that a degree of similarity between the measured projection group and a calculated projection group is increased, wherein the calculated projection group is calculated by transforming the first ct image in accordance with the transformation to be determined and by forward projecting the transformed first ct image. ... Philips Gmbh

07/26/18 / #20180211391

Coupled segmentation in 3d conventional ultrasound and contrast-ehhanced ultrasound images

The present invention relates to an ultrasound imaging system (10) for inspecting an object (97) in a volume (40). The ultrasound imaging system comprises an image processor (36) configured to conduct a segmentation (80) of the object (97) simultaneously out of three-dimensional ultrasound mage data (62) and contrast-enhanced three-dimensional ultrasound image data (60). ... Philips Gmbh

07/26/18 / #20180211389

Automatic pre and post quantitative coronary angiography

The present invention relates to apparatus for automatic quantification of a part of vascular structure. It is described to provide (12) at least one first image comprising a spatial representation of a region of interest of a vascular structure, wherein the at least one first image comprises image data representative of a location of a part of a medical device. ... Philips Gmbh

07/26/18 / #20180211360

Registration of histopathology images

An image processing component (ipc) and related method for image registration of at least two sets of image objects. The image objects may be previously derived from a segmentation of imagery of biological material. ... Philips Gmbh

07/26/18 / #20180210925

Reliability measurement in data analysis of altered data sets

Data analysis of altered data includes analyzing (64) a test data set (14) with a data analysis technique using one or more configured processors (30) which create one or more analytical measures, and the test data set selected from an altered data set (12) according to a confidence score. At least one reliability measure of the one or more analytical measure is calculated using the configured one or more processors based on similarity of the one or more analytical measures and same analytic measures created from the data analysis technique applied to one or more reliability test data sets (16, 18) selected from the altered data set according to different confidence scores.. ... Philips Gmbh

07/26/18 / #20180210182

Autofocus imaging

The present invention relates to the field of digital pathology and in particular to whole slide scanners. Autofocus imaging can be performed by sampling a first number of pixels of a primary image sensor which is a time delay integration (tdi) sensor, and sampling a second number of pixels of an autofocus image sensor, wherein the second number is between one quarter and three quarters of the first number. ... Philips Gmbh

07/26/18 / #20180210058

Mr imaging with motion detection

The invention relates to a method of mr imaging of an object (10) placed in the examination volume of a mr device (1). It is an object of the invention to provide a method that enables efficient motion-compensation and/or motion-correction and that is compatible with cartesian sampling of k-space. ... Philips Gmbh

07/26/18 / #20180210052

Positioning of a magnetic resonance imaging antenna within the homogeneous field zone

The invention provides for a magnetic resonance imaging system (100) comprising: a magnet (104) for generating a main magnetic field with a homogeneous field zone (108); an antenna (124, 900, 1000) with an imaging zone (126) that has a fixed geometric relationship with portion (119) of a subject (118); a radio frequency system (114, 116, 124) for generating a radio frequency pulse (602); a magnetic gradient field system (110, 112); and a patient support (120, 122) for automatically moving the antenna and the portion of the subject from outside of the homogeneous field zone to within the homogeneous field zone along a movement axis. Machine executable instructions (180, 182, 184, 186, 188) cause a processor (136) controlling the magnetic resonance imaging system to: move the antenna and the portion from outside of the homogeneous field zone to within the homogeneous field zone along the movement axis; control (402) the radio frequency system to repeatedly generate a radio frequency pulse; control (404) the magnetic gradient field system to generate a gradient magnetic field during movement of the subject support only along the movement axis; control (406) the radio frequency system to repeatedly measure the radio frequency signal from the portion of the subject using the antenna; determine (408) a current location (128) of the antenna or of the imaging zone using the radio frequency signal; and control (410) the patient support to decelerate and halt at a predetermined location (109) within the homogeneous field zone using the current location.. ... Philips Gmbh

07/26/18 / #20180210043

Fixation mechanism and a mri system

The present invention provides a fixation mechanism (5) for fixing a flex coil unit of a mri system onto a patient comprising an oblique-shaped clip (9) comprising a first portion (9a) and a second portion (9b) arranged to form an oblique angle therebetween, wherein the first portion (9a) is configured to be arranged with a strap (7) along which the oblique-shaped clip (9) is subject to a force when the flex coil unit is fixed onto the patient; and an elongated slot (11) located at a longitudinal side of a housing of a spine coil unit of the mri system and formed at least partially by the housing of the spine coil unit, the elongated slot (11) being configured to receive the second portion (9b) of the oblique-shaped clip (9) and further configured to allow the second portion (9b) of the oblique-shaped clip (9) to abut against a side wall of the elongated slot (11) by the force along the strap (7). According to the present invention, it is very convenient for an operator to insert the clip into the slot or release the clip out of the slot at any position along the longitudinal direction of the housing.. ... Philips Gmbh

07/26/18 / #20180209892

Laser sensor for particle size detection

The invention describes a laser sensor module (100) for particle size detection. The laser sensor module (100) comprises at least one first laser (110), at least one first detector (120), at least one electrical driver (130) and at least one evaluator (140). ... Philips Gmbh

07/26/18 / #20180209779

Laser sensor for partical density detection

The invention describes a laser sensor module (100) for particle density detection. The laser sensor module (100) comprising at least one first laser (110), at least one first detector (120) and at least one electrical driver (130). ... Philips Gmbh

07/26/18 / #20180209635

Heat sink lighting device and method for manufacturing a heat sink

A finned heat sink (1) comprising a stack of n finned heat sink plates (3). The n finned heat sink plates comprise a top plate (3a) on top of a bottom plate (3b) and optionally at least one sandwiched plate (3c). ... Philips Gmbh

07/26/18 / #20180209609

A lighting assembly with a uv protected light source that emits visible light

A lighting assembly (1000), a lamp and a luminaire are provided. The lighting assembly comprises a first light source (110), a second light source (108) and an uv filter (104). ... Philips Gmbh

07/26/18 / #20180209593

Lighting device, luminaire and lighting device assembly method

A lighting device is disclosed that comprises a glass tube (10); a solid state lighting assembly in said glass tube, said assembly comprising an electrically insulating optical film (20) comprising at least one arcuate portion lining a part (12) of the inner surface of the glass tube, wherein the glass tube further comprises a further part (14) defining a light exit portion; and a plurality of solid state lighting elements (32) on a carrier (30), said carrier contacting said optical film; a thermally conductive member (40, 42) in between at least a part of the solid state lighting assembly and the glass tube for thermally coupling the solid state lighting elements to the glass tube; and a transparent or translucent electrically insulating cover (50, 60) contacting the electrically insulating optical film and covering the solid state lighting elements. A luminaire including such a lighting device and a lighting device assembly method are also disclosed.. ... Philips Gmbh

07/26/18 / #20180207683

Transducer laminate

The invention relates to a transducer laminate in which electrical contact is made between electrical conductors (c1, c2) and a transducer layer (ty). The transducer laminate includes two adhesive-coated foils (f1, f2), whose adhesive coatings (ac1, ac2) are arranged to face each other. ... Philips Gmbh

07/26/18 / #20180207482

Method and apparatus for exercise monitoring combining exercise monitoring and visual data with wireless devices

Embodiments of the invention provide a method and apparatus for a wireless exercise monitoring system for interactively monitoring an aspect of exercise, sports, or fitness utilizing a wearable device, such as a watch, eyewear, or smart apparel. The device is equipped with, or connected to, a digital camera. ... Philips Gmbh

07/26/18 / #20180207421

Device for radio-frequency skin treatment

The invention relates to a device (100) for radio-frequency (rf) skin treatment comprising an active electrode (1, 31) arranged on an operational side (15) of the device and having a first skin contact surface for electrical contact with a skin of a user during use. The device further comprises a return electrode (2, 32) arranged on the operational side (15) of the device and having a second skin contact surface for electrical contact with the skin of the user during use. ... Philips Gmbh

07/26/18 / #20180207396

Catheter assembly with low axial sliding friction

Sliding friction between a catheter and a guiding core is reduced by a rotating inner catheter member (12), introduced between the guiding core (13) and an outer catheter member (11). The inner catheter member (12) is rotated in the outer catheter member (11) by a motor (14), which may be controlled by a control unit (2). ... Philips Gmbh

07/26/18 / #20180207387

Fluid coupling conduit for a patient interface device

A fluid coupling conduit is for a patient interface device. The fluid coupling conduit includes a body including: an inlet end structured to receive a flow of breathing gas, an outlet end fluidly coupled to the inlet end, and a middle portion disposed between the inlet end and the outlet end, the middle portion including a rim defining a relief aperture provided in an aperture plane. ... Philips Gmbh

07/26/18 / #20180206954

Housing interlock design

A housing interlock (90) for a power toothbrush (10) configured to improve the durability of the toothbrush and to simplify the assembly process. The housing interlock (90) provides for tolerance mitigation and shock protection, and also provides housing interlock tabs (95) such that the housing interlock can secure the components within the housing.. ... Philips Gmbh

07/26/18 / #20180206813

System and method for analysis of the upper airway and a respiratory pressure support system

A system for analysis of the upper airway has a sensor arrangement with at least two sensor positions provided along a flow path leading to the mouth and/or nose of a user (4). A relation is derived between sensor signals at the two locations, and this is interpreted to detect at least the presence of upper airway obstructions, and preferably also the location and/or extent of such obstructions. ... Philips Gmbh

07/26/18 / #20180206808

Stenosis assessment

The present invention relates to improved assessment of a stenosis in a blood vessel in a body by comparing hemodynamic properties of the stenosed blood vessel with a substantially symmetric different blood vessel in the same body.. . ... Philips Gmbh

07/26/18 / #20180206751

A method and a system for automatic labeling of activity on ecg data

The present invention relates to a method of automatic labeling of activity of a subject on ecg data. The method of the invention comprises acquiring at least one physiological input signal purporting to an ecg signal and processing thereof. ... Philips Gmbh

07/26/18 / #20180206677

Blender with temperature sensor

The invention relates to a blender (10) for blending ingredients. The blender (10) comprises a base part (11) comprising a heating plate (22), and a container (13) for receiving said ingredients. ... Philips Gmbh

07/26/18 / #20180206676

Selector unit and coffee machine

The present invention relates to a selector unit (10) for selectively feeding beans (20), in particular coffee beans, from a plurality of storage containers (16, 18) to an outlet opening (22). The selector unit comprises a shutter (26) associated to the outlet opening, wherein the shutter is movably mounted and movable in at least two different positions for feeding the beans from at least one selected storage container of the plurality of storage containers to the outlet opening. ... Philips Gmbh

07/26/18 / #20180206610

Hair care device

An air outlet grill for use on a hair care device comprises a plurality of concentric and tilted flow guide surfaces (2), a cross section of the flow guide surfaces (2) having a curved shape that diverges in an air flow direction. Preferably, tilt angles between the flow guide surfaces (2) are designed such that an air inlet area of the air outlet grill is larger than an air outlet area of the air outlet grill, so as to increase air speed. ... Philips Gmbh

07/19/18 / #20180206312

Method for configuring a device in a lighting system

A configuration system (100) for configuring a first device (130) in a lighting system is disclosed. The configuration system (100) comprises a memory (102) arranged for storing one or more light settings (110), which light settings (110) are defined by one or more light setting rules (112). ... Philips Gmbh

07/19/18 / #20180206095

Method and apparatus for providing acknowledgement indicators in a wireless communication network

The invention relates to a user-operated device, a method and computer program for providing acknowledgement indicators performed by a user-operated device within a communication network. The user-operated device for receiving user input to trigger in a user-perceivable reaction of the user-operated device or a system controlled by it, the user-operated comprising means for detecting an actuation pattern of the user-operated device upon actuation of a user; means for comparing the detected actuation pattern with a predetermined pattern; and means for generating an acknowledgement indicator in dependence of a comparison result of the actuation pattern with the predetermined pattern.. ... Philips Gmbh

07/19/18 / #20180205814

Signaling system

A signaling system comprises a user device, and a personal computing device separate from the user device and configured to inform a user about the user device based on information received by the personal computing device from a remote server. In accordance with the present invention, the user device has an indicator to alert the user to use the personal computing device to get information relating to the user device.. ... Philips Gmbh

07/19/18 / #20180204346

Device and method for determining a position of a mobile device in relation to a subject

The invention relates to a device (1) and a method for determining a relational position of a mobile device (14, 14′). An embodiment provides for equipping the mobile device (14, 14′) with a light source (15) to project a light image on the subject (18) during use, while a camera equipped device (12) is observing the subject (18). ... Philips Gmbh

07/19/18 / #20180204306

X-ray imaging device for an object

The invention relates to an x-ray imaging device (10) for an object, an x-ray imaging system (100) for an object, an x-ray imaging method for an object, and a computer program element for controlling such device or system and a computer readable medium having stored such computer program element. The x-ray imaging device (10) comprises a receiving unit (11) and a processing unit (12). ... Philips Gmbh

07/19/18 / #20180203220

Autofocus imaging

The present invention relates to the field of digital pathology and in particular to whole slide scanners. Autofocus imaging can be performed by sampling a first number of pixels of an image sensor and sampling a second number of pixels of the image sensor, wherein the second number is between one quarter and three quarters of the first number. ... Philips Gmbh

07/19/18 / #20180203134

Quantum dot based imaging detector

A radiation detection system of an imaging system (100) includes a radiation sensitive detector array (112). The array includes a detector pixel with an optically transparent encapsulate material (114) with one or more particles (116) supporting one or more different scintillation materials (118), wherein each scintillation material is in the form of a nanometer to micrometer quantum dot. ... Philips Gmbh

07/19/18 / #20180203009

Device, system and method for managing treatment of an inflammatory autoimmune disease of a person

The present invention relates to a device, system and method for managing treatment of an inflammatory autoimmune disease of a person. The proposed device comprises an input unit (20) for receiving measurement data acquired over time including white blood cell count data related to the person's white blood cell count, tumor necrotic factor-α data related to the person's tumor necrotic factor-α, c-reactive protein data related to the person's c-reactive protein, cortisol level data related to the person's cortisol level and melatonin data related to the person's melatonin concentration. ... Philips Gmbh

07/19/18 / #20180202640

Lighting device with wireless control element

The invention provides a lighting device, comprising a light exit chamber (14), delimited by a light exit body (16), a plurality of light sources (20), positioned within the light exit chamber (14), and arranged to emit light in the direction of the light exit body (16), an optical processing element, adapted to process the light emitted from the plurality of light sources (20), and a transparent antenna element (22), extending into the light exit chamber (14) and positioned relative to the plurality of light sources (20) such that each light source is arranged to transmit light toward the antenna element, wherein said transparent antenna element (22) is separate from the optical processing elements, wherein the transparent antenna element (22) being transparent for the light emitted by the plurality of light sources (20), and the antenna element (22) comprises: a transparent conductive material that is self-supporting.. . ... Philips Gmbh

07/19/18 / #20180201028

Laser printing system

The invention describes a laser printing system (100) for illuminating an object (70) in a working plane (80). The object (70) moves relative to a print head (50) of the laser printing system (100). ... Philips Gmbh

07/19/18 / #20180200536

Radiation therapy system using plural treatment plans

The invention relates to a system for delivering a radiation treatment to a structure (21) within a body. In the system, a plurality of treatments plans is provided, each treatment plan being associated to one of a plurality of predefined possible position (33a; 33b) of the structure (21), which area regularly distributed on at least one predefined surface (32a; 32b). ... Philips Gmbh

07/19/18 / #20180200468

Patient interface device fabric support sleeve

A support sleeve (120, 120′, 220, 220′, 320, 320′) is structured for use with a patient interface device (8) having a mask and a cushion (100, 200, 300) structured to contact a patient's face, the support sleeve including a mask covering portion (124, 224, 324) structured to surround the mask and a support strap (126, 226, 326) structured to extend across a portion of a face-contacting side of the cushion and connect opposite sides of the mask covering portion. A support sleeve (420) is structured for use with a nasal type patient interface device having a mask and a cushion structured to contact a patient's face, wherein the support sleeve comprises a mask covering portion (424) structured to surround the mask, and a front portion (426) structured to contact the bridge of the patient's nose, wherein the cushion includes an apex structured to contact the bridge of the patient's nose, and wherein the front portion extends below the apex and is structured to be disposed between the nose and the apex. ... Philips Gmbh

07/19/18 / #20180200464

Method and systems for patient airway and leak flow estimation for non-invasive ventilation

A method (600) for estimating patient airway flow in a non-invasive ventilator system. The method includes the steps of: (i) determining (630) an estimated gas flow at the proximal end of the tubing; (ii) determining (640) a proximal pressure error value by subtracting the measured pressure at the proximal end of the tubing from the estimated pressure at the proximal end of the tubing; (iii) compensating for the determined proximal pressure estimate error value; (iv) compensating (654) for an error in the estimated gas flow at the proximal end of the tubing by feeding the estimate back into a sum of accumulated flows; (v) determining (656) an estimated gas flow leak; (vi) monitoring (660) for a leak in the non-invasive ventilator system; (vii) determining (670) a gas flow leak factor; (viii) adjusting (680) the estimated gas flow leak; and (ix) compensating (690) for bias in the patient airway flow.. ... Philips Gmbh

07/19/18 / #20180200013

Controller definition of a robotic remote center of motion

A robotic surgical system employs a surgical instrument (20), a robot (40) for navigating the surgical instrument (20) relative to an anatomical region (10) within a coordinate system (42) of the robot (40), and a robot controller (43) for defining a remote center of motion for a spherical rotation of the surgical instrument (20) within the coordinate system (42) of the robot (40) based on a physical location within the coordinate system (42) of the robot (40) of a port (12) into the anatomical region (10). The definition of the remote center of rotation is used by the robot controller (43) to command the robot (40) to align the remote center of motion of the surgical instrument (20) with the port (12) into the anatomical region (10) for spherically rotating the surgical instrument (20) relative to the port (12) into the anatomical region (10).. ... Philips Gmbh

07/19/18 / #20180199914

Fiber-optic realshape sensor for enhanced dopper measurement display

A doppler ultrasound system for executing doppler ultrasound tests. The doppler ultrasound system employs an ultrasound probe (40), a vessel fors sensor (20) and a doppler ultrasound controller (60). ... Philips Gmbh

07/19/18 / #20180199911

Monitoring apparatus for monitoring an ablation procedure

The present invention relates to a monitoring apparatus (101) for monitoring an ablation procedure. The monitoring apparatus (101) comprises an ultrasound signal providing unit for providing an ultrasound signal that depends on received echo series of an object (4) that is ablated. ... Philips Gmbh

07/19/18 / #20180199902

Apparatus for displaying medical image data of a body part

The present invention relates to an apparatus for displaying medical image data of a body part. It is described to provide (12) medical data of a body part, and subsets of medical image data from the medical data are determined (14). ... Philips Gmbh

07/19/18 / #20180199901

Device for remote fluoroscopy, nearby fluoroscopy and radiology

The invention concerns a device (102) for x-ray imaging, comprising a device mount (104) and an arm (106) movably connected to said device mount for rotation, relative to said device mount, around a device axis of rotation (108). The device (102) furthermore comprises an x-ray source (110) for emitting an x-ray beam (111) and an x-ray detector (112). ... Philips Gmbh

07/19/18 / #20180199882

System for increasing a patient's compliance with a therapy relating to an upper airway disorder

A device and method for increasing a patient's compliance with a therapy relating to an upper airway disorder are presented. The device comprises a receiving unit for receiving for receiving vital sign data including glucose level data of the patient, and therapy data including information regarding the therapy of the patient; a processing unit configured to process the therapy data and the vital sign data in order to determine feedback information based on the therapy data and the vital sign data; and a display unit for displaying the feedback information based on the therapy data and the vital sign data.. ... Philips Gmbh

07/12/18 / #20180199415

Occupancy messaging in wireless networked lighting system

Devices (10) comprise target detectors (11) for detecting presences of targets in first areas (1) and transmitters (12) for in response to detected presences transmitting multicast messages to controllers (20) and lamps (21-24) in wireless networked lighting systems. Such multicast messages increase reliabilities of the systems. ... Philips Gmbh

07/12/18 / #20180198623

Devices, systems and methods for authenticated intravascular device use and reuse

Devices, systems, and methods for reconditioning an intravascular device for reuse are provided. The method includes reading first security data from a memory of the intravascular device; determining if the intravascular device is authentic; generating second security data, when the intravascular device is authentic; and writing the second security data to the memory of the intravascular device. ... Philips Gmbh

07/12/18 / #20180197339

Augmented reality device for visualizing luminaire fixtures

The invention provides an augmented reality device and method for assisting a user in choosing appropriate luminaire fixtures to install within their home. A user may point the camera of a mobile device toward the region or location in a room where a new luminaire is desired, and based upon data generated by an orientation determination means included within the device, an appropriate luminaire or luminaire category is selected automatically for the user from a stored catalogue or database. ... Philips Gmbh

07/12/18 / #20180197337

Augmented display device for use in a medical imaging laboratory

An augmented reality device used in a medical imaging laboratory housing a medical imaging device (10) includes a headset (30), cameras (32, 33) mounted in the medical imaging laboratory, and directional sensors (34, 35, 36, 37) mounted on the headset. The cameras generate a panorama image (54). ... Philips Gmbh

07/12/18 / #20180196249

Method for simultaneous capture of image data at multiple depths of a sample

A novel method is disclosed to allow for the simultaneous capture of image data from multiple depths of a volumetric sample. The method allows for the seamless acquisition of a 2d or 3d image, while changing on the fly the acquisition depth in the sample. ... Philips Gmbh

07/12/18 / #20180196149

High energy resolution / high x-ray flux photon counting detector

An imaging system (100) includes a detector module (114). The detector module includes a block (300) of a plurality of direct conversion photon counting detector pixels (122) and corresponding electronics (124, 604, 606, 132, 134 or 124, 128, 130, 134, 802) with hardware for both high energy resolution imaging mode and high x-ray flux imaging mode connected with the block of the plurality of direct conversion photon counting detector pixels. ... Philips Gmbh

07/12/18 / #20180195701

Lighting module and lighting device comprising the lighting module

A lighting module (10) is disclosed, comprising a first carrier substrate (1) and a lighting unit (2, 4a-4d). The first carrier substrate (1) is bendable. ... Philips Gmbh

07/12/18 / #20180195684

Led spot with customizable beam shape, beam color and color uniformity

The invention provides a lighting unit (1000) comprising a lighting device (100), wherein the lighting device (100) comprises a light source (10) configured to provide light source light (11) and beam shaping optics (20) configured to shape the light source light into a lighting device beam (101), wherein the lighting device (100) comprises a window (30) comprising an upstream face (31) directed to the light source (10) and a downstream face (32), wherein the lighting unit (1000) further comprises a beam modifier (200) configured adjacent to the window (30) and configured to intercept at least part of said lighting device beam (101), wherein the lighting device (100) and the beam modifier (200) are configured to modify said lighting device beam (101) to provide a lighting unit beam (1001) downstream from said beam modifier (200), wherein the beam modifier (200) comprises a printed beam modifying element (210).. . ... Philips Gmbh

07/12/18 / #20180194023

System and method for treating a part of a body

According to an aspect, there is provided a system (10) for treating a part of a body to be treated, comprising a hand-held treating device (20), the treating device (20) comprising a treating unit (30), wherein the treating device (20) is configured such that a treating action of each portion (52) of a plurality of portions (52) of the treating unit (30) can be selectively enabled and disabled independently of the treating action of the other portions (52) of the treating unit (30); and a controller (40) configured to receive information on a predetermined pattern to be created on the part of the body to be treated, and to selectively enable and disable the treating action of the portions (52) of the treating unit (30) according to the received information as the treating device (20) is moved over the part of the body to create the predetermined pattern on the part of the body.. . ... Philips Gmbh

07/12/18 / #20180193585

Collapsible humidifier

A humidifier (68, 68′, 100, 100′) for an airway pressure support system (50), includes a base (70, 102), a number of side walls (76, 78, 104) extending from the base, and a top wall (80, 106) provided opposite the base, wherein the base, the number of side walls, and the top wall are made form an elastomeric material and at least partially define an internal chamber (82) for receiving and holding a liquid. The humidifier also includes a plurality of support structures (88, 88′, 112, 114, 118, 120) provided on or within the humidifier, each support structure extending along at least the number of side walls, wherein the humidifier is structured to collapse from an initial, expanded condition to a collapsed condition when a compressive force is applied to the top wall in the initial, expanded condition and to automatically return to the initial, expanded condition when the force is removed.. ... Philips Gmbh

07/12/18 / #20180192987

Ultrasound systems and methods for automatic determination of heart chamber characteristics

Ultrasound systems and methods for automatically determining heart chamber characteristics are provided. The systems and methods of the present invention, for example, can automatically determine chamber pressures and volumes of a patient's heart using a transthoracic or transesophageal ultrasound probe imaging the heart in 2d and/or 3d. ... Philips Gmbh

07/12/18 / #20180192973

Imaging with modulated x-ray radiation

The present invention relates to a modulation of x-ray radiation for the purposes of imaging an object of interest. For the modulation, the x-ray radiation provided by an x-ray source (12) is in part totally reflected by a mirror (20). ... Philips Gmbh

07/12/18 / #20180192967

Tiled detector arrangement for differential phase contrast ct

Radiation source and detector arrangement for a differential phase contrast ct scanner, in which the detector tiles are placed asymmetrically such that direct rays, which hit gaps between tiles are sampled by tile centers for the complementary rays. This may provide for good image quality without any approximate processing.. ... Philips Gmbh

07/12/18 / #20180192917

Method and apparatus for determining the orientation of an accelerometer

There is provided a method of determining the orientation of an accelerometer that is being carried or worn by a user, the method comprising measuring acceleration using the accelerometer as the user moves; processing the measured acceleration to determine a step frequency of the movements by the user; and processing the measured acceleration to identify a lateral component of acceleration as a component of acceleration having a high response at a frequency corresponding to half the step frequency.. . ... Philips Gmbh

07/12/18 / #20180192914

Determining metabolic parameters

Methods and systems for monitoring metabolic parameters of humans and other animals in an enclosed or semi-enclosed space such as a room. In these embodiments, metabolic parameters like basal metabolic rate, energy expenditure, and body composition are derived from environmental measurements of carbon dioxide (co2) production using context-aware processing algorithms. ... Philips Gmbh

07/12/18 / #20180192765

Methods and systems for extracting motion characteristics of a user using a hall effect sensor to provide feedback to the user

Systems and methods for enhancing a user's efficiency while operating an oral hygiene device (10) is provided. In an exemplary embodiment, at least one image is captured using an image capturing component (602), and a region of interest (820) for operating the oral hygiene device is determined based on the at least one captured image. ... Philips Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180192485

Led lighting module

The invention describes an led lighting module (1) comprising input terminals (13hi, 13lo) for connecting to an input voltage (uin); an led load (10) realised to operate at an upper threshold voltage level (vdim); and a regulation circuit (11, 12) realised to decrease led current (iled) through the led load (10) when the input voltage (uin) is greater than the upper threshold voltage level (vdim). The invention further describes an led lighting arrangement (4) and a method of driving an led load (10).. ... Philips Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180192222

Method and apparatus for processing an audio signal associated with a video image

An audio signal processing apparatus comprises a receiver (101) which receives an audio signal comprising audio data for at least a first audio object associated with a three dimensional image. The audio signal also comprises depth position data indicative of a target depth position for the first audio object. ... Philips Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180191514

Supporting the commissioning of a networked power distributiion system

The present invention provides a support system for supporting the commissioning of a networked power distribution system (1). The networked power distribution system comprises at least one power supply (2) with one or more power connectors (12, 12a) for supplying power to the one or more power connectors and a data communication interface for exchanging communication data. ... Philips Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180191274

Electrical current waveform generator, actuator and generation method

The invention provides a device for generating electrical currents of a particular desired waveform through the combining of a plurality of different frequency output currents generated by plurality of power generating arrangements. The power generating arrangements each comprise at least first and second sets of generating elements, configured to hold a relative charge and to be moveable with respect to one another in order to generate an electrical output current of a particular frequency.. ... Philips Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180191200

Inductive power transfer

A detection method for use in a primary unit of an inductive power transfer system, the primary unit being operable to transmit power wirelessly by electromagnetic induction to at least one secondary unit of the system located in proximity to the primary unit and/or to a foreign object located in said proximity, the method comprising: driving the primary unit so that in a driven state the magnitude of an electrical drive signal supplied to one or more primary coils of the primary unit changes from a first value to a second value; assessing the effect of such driving on an electrical characteristic of the primary unit; and detecting in dependence upon the assessed effect the presence of a said secondary unit and/or a foreign object located in proximity to said primary unit.. . ... Philips Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180191174

Charger device for battery supported power supplies

A charger device comprises a sensor which is configured to measure a differential current as a difference between a first current through a first battery portion of a battery and a second current through a second battery portion of the battery. The sensor is configured to provide a current difference signal based on the measured differential current. ... Philips Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180188391

Correcting photon counts in a photon counting x-ray radiation detection system

The invention relates to a photon counting x-ray radiation detection system. The system (31) comprises an x-ray radiation device (2) for providing polychromatic x-ray radiation (4) for traversing an examination zone (5) during a detection period of a scan. ... Philips Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180188333

Status derivation of load circuit via capacitance

Apparatuses (10) for determining statuses of load circuits (11) comprise terminals (1, 2) for exchanging current signals with current sources (12). The load circuits (11) comprise d loads (l1-ld) in series combinations coupled to the terminals (1, 2). ... Philips Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180186436

Dithered marine uv reflective coating with color

The invention provides a vessel (1) comprising a hull (21) with a coating layer (100), the vessel (1) further comprising an anti-biofouling system (200) comprising an optical medium and a light source configured to provide uv radiation, wherein the optical medium (270) is transmissive for light, wherein the optical medium comprises a radiation escape surface and a second optical medium surface with at least part of the transmissive optical medium material configured between said radiation escape surface and said second optical medium surface, wherein the optical medium is configured adjacent to at least part of the coating layer with the second optical medium surface configured closer to the hull (21) than the radiation escape surface, wherein the anti-biofouling system (200) is configured to provide said uv-radiation downstream from said radiation escape surface in a direction away from said hull (21), and wherein the vessel (1) further comprises a pattern comprising colored segments and uv reflective segments with at least part of the transmissive optical medium material configured between said pattern and said radiation escape surface.. . ... Philips Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180185600

Patient interface device with a frame assembly having a double-y supporting structure

A patient interface device is includes a cushion and a frame assembly coupled to the cushion, the frame assembly including a main frame member and a stiffening structure coupled to the main frame member, the stiffening structure having a main arm, a first y-portion coupled to a first end of the main arm having first and second front branches extending at upward and downward angles, respectively, from the first end of the main arm, and a second y-portion coupled to a second end of the main arm having first and second rear branches extending at upward and downward angles, respectively, from the second end of the main arm.. . ... Philips Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180185596

Barometric pressure sensor for variable resistance positive airway pressure device circuit compensation

A pressure support system includes a pressure generating system structured to generate a flow of breathing gas, a patient circuit including a patient interface device, the patient circuit being coupled to the pressure generating system and structured to carry the flow of breathing gas, a barometric pressure sensor coupled to the patient circuit within a gas flow path of the patient circuit, wherein the barometric pressure sensor is structured to generate a barometric pressure signal indicative of a barometric pressure within the gas flow path proximate the patient, and a control system. The control system is structured to control an outlet pressure of the pressure generating system based on at least the barometric pressure signal in a manner that compensates for a pressure drop across the patient circuit due to a pneumatic resistance of the patient circuit.. ... Philips Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180185530

Surface treatment device

A surface treatment device (100) is disclosed that comprises a conduit (110) including an air inlet (105) and an air outlet (115). The conduit comprises a reactive particles generator (130) for generating reactive particles from air and arranged to subject the surface to the generated reactive particles. ... Philips Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180185040

Infusion system and method for sonothrombolysis stroke treatment

An infusion system for sonothrombolysis treatment uses a syringe loaded with a microbubble solution and operated by a syringe pump to deliver the microbubble solution to a subject during sonothrombolysis treatment. To prevent the stratification of the microbubble solution in the barrel of the syringe during treatment, the barrel also contains a plurality of magnetic beads which are agitated into semi-random patterns of motion in the syringe chamber during the procedure. ... Philips Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180185010

Time-based parametric contrast enhanced ultrasound imaging system and method

An ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system and method acquire a sequence of image data as a bolus of contrast agent washes into and out of the liver. The image data of contrast intensity is used to compute time-intensity curves of contrast flow for points in an ultrasound image. ... Philips Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180184981

Intravascular devices systems and methods with a solid core proximal section and a slotted tubular distal section

The present disclosure is directed to intravascular devices, systems, and methods having a solid core proximal section and a slotted, tubular distal section. In some aspects, a sensing guide wire is provided. ... Philips Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180184938

Surface electromyography system, recorder and method

The present invention relates to determining a neural respiratory drive (nrd) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd) based on surface electromyography measurements taken from the intercostal muscles on the chest of a subject (100). An electromyography system is presented that comprises a first electrode (2′) and a second electrode (3′) for contacting a skin of a subject (100), and a recorder (4′) for recording an electromyogram between the first electrode (2′) and the second electrode (3′); wherein the first electrode (2′) comprises a first electrode area (2a) and a second electrode area (2b) for contacting the skin of the subject (100), wherein the first electrode area (2a) and the second electrode area (2b) are insulated from each other; and the recorder (4′) is configured to form a noise measurement between the first electrode area (2a) and the second electrode area (2b) of the first electrode (2′) for determining a contact quality of an electrode-skin contact of the first electrode (2′). ... Philips Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180184907

Mesh network personal emergency response appliance

A monitoring system includes one or more wireless nodes forming a wireless mesh network; a user activity sensor including a wireless mesh transceiver adapted to communicate with the one or more wireless nodes using the wireless mesh network; and a digital monitoring agent coupled to the wireless transceiver through the wireless mesh network to request assistance from a third party based on the user activity sensor.. . ... Philips Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180184504

Controller for a lighting arrangement

A configurable controller for a lighting arrangement or assembly is adapted to control or change an output characteristic of the lighting arrangement in response to a user input received at a user interface. The configurable controller limits the amount to which a user input at the user interface may adjust the output characteristics by storing a range of selectable or presently available values for the output characteristic. ... Philips Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180183591

Network node

A network node (110) is provided having a normal mode and a coordinator mode. The network node comprises a counter (130) and an incrementing unit (132), the incrementing unit being arranged to increment the counter at regular time intervals. ... Philips Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180182591

Rotating anode mount adaptive to thermal expansion

In order to provide a mount of an anode disk to a rotating shaft that is suitable for increased thermal loads on the anode disk, a rotating anode assembly (10) is provided that comprises an anode disk (12), a rotating shaft (14), and an anode disk support (16). The anode disk is concentrically mounted to a rotating axis (18) of the rotating shaft via the anode disk support, and the anode disk support comprises a first support (20) with a first circular axial support surface (22) that is provided at the rotating shaft in a concentric manner with the rotating axis. ... Philips Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180182489

Measure-based chaining of notifications

In an embodiment, a system is disclosed that receives a plurality of data structures that comprise contextually-related notifications, associates the data structures to starting, intermediate, and ending nodes, establishes plural possible pathways from the starting and intermediate nodes, each of the starting and intermediate nodes comprising a statement table with plural statements (and hence paths) to choose from based on measures, and based on continual input data and computation of the measures of each statement table, adding nodes to link to a selected starting node and then other nodes to ultimately provide a chain of notifications presented in non-overlapping time intervals and in narrative form that provide an indication of progress in advancing a user towards a goal.. . ... Philips Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180182262

Interactive intravascular procedure training and associated devices, systems, and methods

Devices, systems, and methods of intravascular procedure training are provided. In some instances, the method includes outputting, from a computing device to a display device in communication with the computing device, a first visual representation of a blood vessel; determining, using the computing device, a first course of action based on the first visual representation of the blood vessel; receiving, at an input device in communication with the computing device, a user input associated with a second course of action; comparing, using the computing device, the first and second courses of action; and outputting, from the computing device to the display, a comparison of the first and second courses of action. ... Philips Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180182131

Robust reconstruction for dark-field and phase contrast ct

A system and related method for signal processing. Interferometric projection data reconstructed into one or more images for a spatial distribution of a physical property of an imaged object. ... Philips Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180182097

Visualization of projection x-ray image

A system and method are provided for obtaining an improved visualization of bone objects comprised in a projection x-ray image. The projection x-ray image comprises bone objects which at least in part overlap. ... Philips Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180181899

Automated controlled-case studies and root-cause analysis for hospital quality improvement

A risk-adjusted assessment of a target facility's quality measures (e.g. Mortality rate, length of stay, readmission rate, complications rate, etc.) is determined with respect to the quality measures of a broader population base. ... Philips Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180181356

Method and apparatus for controlling the operation of an electronic device

There is provided a method of controlling the operation of a first electronic device having a first display screen, the method comprising obtaining (101; 111) measurements of a position of the first electronic device relative to a second electronic device, an orientation of the first display screen, and/or an orientation of a second display screen of a second electronic device; determining (103; 113), using the obtained measurements, one or both of (i) whether a first user using the first electronic device can view the second display screen, and (ii) whether a second user using the second electronic device can view the first display screen; and controlling (105; 115) the display of information on the first display screen based on the result of the step of determining.. . ... Philips Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180180726

Ultrasound transducer assembly

An ultrasound transducer assembly (30) is disclosed, comprising: a plurality of ultrasound transducer elements (34, 36, 38) for receiving ultrasound waves and for providing transducer signals (x2, x3, x4) corresponding to the respectively received ultrasound waves. The assembly comprises a plurality of signal combiners (42, 44; 60, 62, 64) for providing different output signals (y1, y2) on the basis of the transducer signals, and a plurality of timing elements (48, 52; 68, 70; 72, 74) for providing different time shifts (τ) to the transducer signals. ... Philips Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180180693

Bone mri using b0 inhomogeneity map and a subject magnetic susceptibility map

The invention provides for a medical instrument (100, 500) comprising a magnetic resonance imaging system (102) for acquiring magnetic resonance data (142) from a subject (118) within an imaging zone (108). The magnetic resonance imaging system comprises: a main magnet (104) for generating a b0 magnetic field within the imaging zone; a memory (134, 136) containing machine executable instructions (160, 162, 164, 166) and pulse sequence commands (140); a processor (130) for controlling the medical instrument. ... Philips Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180180692

Magnetic resonance fingerprinting dictionary generation using a supplementary magnetic field coil

The invention provides for a method of operating an instrument (100). The instrument comprises a magnetic resonance system (102) for measuring dictionary magnetic resonance data (154) from a measurement zone (108). ... Philips Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180180591

System and method for detecting halitosis

A system for detecting halitosis is disclosed that comprises a gas sensor (116) for generating a sensor signal signalling the detection of compounds indicative of halitosis exhaled through an oral cavity; an image sensor (114) for capturing an image (500, 510) of a dental condition and/or tongue condition in said oral cavity; and a processor (110) communicatively coupled to the gas sensor and the image sensor and adapted to process the sensor signal and the image in order to determine if in case of the sensor signal signalling the presence of a compound indicative of halitosis, said halitosis originates from said oral cavity by determining the dental condition and/or tongue condition in said image. A method for detecting halitosis and a computer program product implementing the method are also disclosed.. ... Philips Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180180226

A lighting assembly emitting a portion of uv light

A lighting assembly (100), a lamp, a retrofit light bulb, a retrofit light tube, a luminaire and a method of illuminating a space are provided. The lighting assembly (100) comprises a first light emitting element (110), a second light source (108) and a reflection element (216). ... Philips Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180179945

Assembly comprising a wet compartment and at least one anti-fouling energy source

An assembly comprises a wet compartment (100) having at least one inlet opening for allowing water to enter the wet compartment (100), a functional unit (2) located in the wet compartment (100), a dry area (200) which cannot be reached by water and which is outside of the wet compartment (100), a barrier (110) situated between the dry area (200) and the wet compartment (100), and at least one energy source (20) which is arranged and configured to emit energy for preventing biofouling of at least an exterior surface (17) of the functional unit (2), wherein the energy source (20) is arranged in the dry area (200), a path (112) being present between the dry area (200) and the wet compartment (100) for allowing energy emitted by the energy source (20) during operation thereof to reach the wet compartment (100), through the barrier (110).. . ... Philips Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180178250

Ultrasound system and ultrasonic pulse transmission method

An ultrasound system is disclosed comprising a probe (10) including an array (110) of cmut (capacitive micromachined ultrasound transducer) cells (100), each cell comprising a substrate (112) carrying a first electrode (122) of an electrode arrangement, the substrate being spatially separated from a flexible membrane (114) including a second electrode (120) of said electrode arrangement by a gap (118), the flexible membrane comprising a mass element (140) in a central region (17, 17′); and a voltage supply (45) coupled to said probe and adapted to, in a transmission mode of the ultrasound system, provide the respective electrode arrangements of at least some of the cmut cells with a voltage including a bias voltage component driving the at least some of the cmut cells into a collapsed state in which a central part of the flexible membrane contacts the substrate, said central part including the central region; and a stimulus component having a set frequency for resonating the respective flexible membranes of the at least some of the cmut cells in said collapsed state, wherein the mass element of each of the at least some cmut cells forces at least the central region of the flexible membrane of said cell to remain in contact with the substrate during said resonating. A pulse transmission method for such a system is also disclosed.. ... Philips Gmbh








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