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Kees Schouhamer Immink
Kornelis A Schouhamer Immink: Method of converting a series of m-bit information words to a modulated signal, method of producing a record carrier, coding device, device, recording device, signal, as well as a record carrier. U S Philips Corporation, Edward Blocker, August 4, 1998: US05790056 (22 worldwide citation)

A method of converting a series of m-bit information words to a modulated signal. For each information word from the series an n-bit code word is delivered. The delivered code words are converted to the modulated signal. The code words are distributed over at least one group of a first type and at l ...


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Kees Schouhamer Immink
Kornelis A Schouhamer Immink: Record carrier containing a signal having a sequence of successive information signal portions. U S Philips Corporation, Edward Blocker, July 6, 1999: US05920272 (12 worldwide citation)

A series of m-bit information words is converted to a modulated signal. For each information word from the series, an n-bit code word is delivered. The delivered code words are converted to the modulated signal. The code words are distributed over at least one group of a first type and at least one ...


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Yongping Xia: Light controller with occupancy sensor. Philips Electronics North America Corporation, Edward Blocker, Bernard Franzblau, February 6, 1996: US05489827 (211 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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Simon H A Begemann, Ariadne D Tenner, Gerrit J Van Den Beld: Lighting system for controlling the color temperature of artificial light under the influence of the daylight level. U S Philips Corporation, Edward Blocker, February 24, 1998: US05721471 (152 worldwide citation)

A lighting system having at least one light source for supplying artificial light and a control unit for controlling the light source. The light source is of the type having an adjustable color temperature. The control unit is provided with a control signal from a signal generator. The signal genera ...


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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 (146 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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Srinagesh Satyanarayana, Frank C Guida, George A Melnik: Method for installing a wireless network which transmits node addresses directly from a wireless installation device to the nodes without using the wireless network. Philips Electronics North America Corporation, Edward Blocker, Bernard Franzblau, June 1, 1999: US05909429 (122 worldwide citation)

A method for installing a wireless network, which includes the steps of physically installing a plurality of nodes in respective different locations in a building, connecting the nodes to a power supply and powering up the nodes, using a wireless installation device to program a respective address i ...


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Eliahu Efrat, Avner Peleg, Yossi A Hermush, Ehud Peleg, Elhanan A Borenstein: System and method and linking information to a video. Veon, Edward Blocker, May 27, 2003: US06570587 (121 worldwide citation)

A system and method are provided for linking information to and accessing information from a video. A hotspot can be defined in a frame of a video. The hotspot can be tracked in other frames of the video. Also, the hotspot can be linked to a target. When the video is played, the hotspot can be actua ...


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George A Melnik: Method for initializing a wireless, packet-hopping network. Philips Electronics North America Corporation, Edward Blocker, April 7, 1998: US05737318 (104 worldwide citation)

A method for automatically initializing a wireless, packet-hopping network, such as a building system control network which is used to control the operation of a building system, such as a lighting, security, and/or HVAC system. In accordance with this initialization method, each node in the network ...


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Yongping Xia, Joshua Zhu, Sreeraman Venkitasubrahmanian, Raj Jayaraman, Thomas Farkas: Electronic ballast with interface circuitry for multiple dimming inputs. Philips Electronics North America, Edward Blocker, November 25, 1997: US05691605 (100 worldwide citation)

A lamp controller includes an interface circuit, or receiver, which receives an input signal and decodes control signals supplied from a transmitting device, such as a power line wall controller, according to at least two of the following communication techniques: phase angle control, step control, ...


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Stefan F Szuba: Fluorescent lamp lighting arrangement for "smart" buildings. North American Philips, Edward Blocker, June 15, 1993: US05220250 (82 worldwide citation)

A fluorescent lamp lighting arrangement controlled by both a motion detector and a light sensing detector operable when said motion detector senses motion.