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Hans E P Kohler: Remote control hand apparatus for operating different modules. U S Philips Corporation, Robert T Mayer, Bernard Franzblau, December 8, 1987: US04712105 (328 worldwide citation)

Remote control hand apparatus for operating different modules such as a TV-receiver, teletext decoder, video recorder, VLP player, audio system, audio tuner, compact disc player, audio recorder, etc. This hand apparatus has a plurality of module keys by means of which the user can get access to a sp ...


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Jan E Van Der Werf, Peter Dirksen: Differential interferometer system and lithographic step-and-scan apparatus provided with such a system. U S Philips Corporation, Bernard Franzblau, April 4, 2000: US06046792 (263 worldwide citation)

A differential interferometer system for measuring the mutual positions and movements of a first object (WH) and a second object (MH). The system comprises a first interferometer unit (1, 2, 3, 4) having a first measuring reflector (RW) and a second interferometer unit (5, 6, 7, 8) having a second m ...


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Nevenka Dimitrova, Mohamed S Abdel Mottaleb: Video retrieval of MPEG compressed sequences using DC and motion signatures. Philips Electronics North America Corporation, Bernard Franzblau, February 9, 1999: US05870754 (209 worldwide citation)

Signatures from MPEG or Motion JPEG encoded video clips are extracted based on the luminance, chrominance, and motion vector values. The signatures are stored in a database, along with corresponding location, size, and time length information. The signature of a query video clip, also encoded in the ...


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Yongping Xia: Light controller with occupancy sensor. Philips Electronics North America Corporation, Edward Blocker, Bernard Franzblau, February 6, 1996: US05489827 (188 worldwide citation)

A system for controlling the intensity of a lamp including a remote sensing device for detecting the presence of an occupant within an area. The device also transmits a signal based on the currently sensed presence of the occupant. After each transmission of an occupancy signal, the device is inhibi ...


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Nigel D Young: Method and apparatus for a touch sensing device having a thin film insulation layer about the periphery of each sensing element. U S Philips Corporation, Bernard Franzblau, February 9, 1999: US05869791 (154 worldwide citation)

A touch sensing device comprising a plurality of individually operable touch sensing elements having first and second overlapping and spaced conductive layers (12, 15) with the second conductive layer being displaceable towards the first conductive layer in response to a touch input. The device is f ...


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Alexander C Thomas: DC/DC voltage multiplier with selective charge/discharge. U S Philips Corporation, Bernard Franzblau, March 10, 1992: US05095223 (151 worldwide citation)

A DC/DC voltage multiplier comprises a charging source (Vs) connected between first and second terminals (Vdd and Vss), a storage capacitor (Ctr) connected between the first terminal and a third terminal (Vdd and Vtr), a plurality of voltage pump stages each comprising four switches (S1a, S1b and S1 ...


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Yongping Xia, Sreeraman Venkitasubrahmanian, Raj Jayaraman, Thomas Farkas: Coded communication system and method for controlling an electric lamp. Philips Electronics North America Corporation, Edward Blocker, Brian J Wieghaus, Bernard Franzblau, February 16, 1999: US05872429 (138 worldwide citation)

A communication method particularly suited for lighting control employs encoding of perturbations in a voltage signal having a fundamental period with a nominal waveform. A control period includes a pre-selected number of fundamental periods of the voltage signal. Different control commands are indi ...


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Geert J Bosscha: Device for determining the charge condition of a battery. U S Philips Corporation, Bernard Franzblau, September 1, 1992: US05144218 (136 worldwide citation)

A device for determining the charge condition of a battery (10) comprises a current-frequency converter (50) which generates pulses of a frequency is dependent on the battery charge or discharge current. These pulses are counted and are used for computing the battery charge condition. In order to in ...


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Martinus L G Thoone, Henricus P M Krukkert: Vehicle navigation system provided with an adaptive inertial navigation system based on the measurement of the speed and lateral acceleration of the vehicle and provided with a correction unit for correcting the measured values. U S Philips Corporation, David R Treacy, Bernard Franzblau, July 19, 1988: US04758959 (123 worldwide citation)

A navigation system for a road vehicle comprises a route-determining unit and position-locating means. The route-determining unit works together with a mass memory which stores geographic data of a road network. The route-determining unit determines a driving route between a starting point and a des ...


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Edward H Stupp, Mark W Fellows: Variable high frequency ballast circuit. North American Philips Corporation, Robert T Mayer, Bernard Franzblau, October 13, 1987: US04700113 (115 worldwide citation)

A variable high-frequency ballast circuit for igniting and operating energy saver discharge lamps includes a high frequency inverter that energizes the lamps with a given high frequency voltage at which reliable lamp ignition is assured. The lamp current is monitored so as to automatically increase ...



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