US Pat. No. 9,132,693

CAPACITIVE MICROMACHINE ULTRASOUND TRANSDUCER

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1. A capacitive micromachined ultrasound transducer, comprising:
a silicon substrate;
a cavity;
a first electrode, which is arranged between the silicon substrate and the cavity; wherein the first electrode is arranged
under the cavity; a membrane, wherein the membrane is arranged above the cavity and opposite to the first electrode;

a second electrode, wherein the second electrode is arranged above the cavity and opposite to the first electrode;
wherein the second electrode is arranged in or close to the membrane, wherein the first electrode and the second electrode
are adapted to be supplied by a voltage;

a first isolation layer, which is arranged between the first electrode and the second electrode, wherein the first isolation
layer further comprises a first sublayer which comprises an oxide, and a second sublayer which comprises a nitride, and

a second isolation layer, wherein the second isolation layer is arranged between the second electrode and the cavity, wherein
the first isolation layer is arranged between the first electrode and the cavity, wherein the second isolation layer comprises
a dielectric.

US Pat. No. 9,110,390

OPTICAL DEVICE AND METHOD OF IN SITU TREATING AN EUV OPTICAL COMPONENT TO ENHANCE A REDUCED REFLECTIVITY

KONINKLIJKE PHILPS N.V., ...

1. A method of in situ treating an optical component reflecting at least one of EUV and soft X-ray radiation in an optical
device, the at least one of EUV and soft X-ray radiation being provided from a radiation source, said radiation source being
operable to generate the at least one of EUV and soft X-ray radiation during a normal operation of said radiation source,
said radiation source not generating the at least one of EUV and soft X-ray radiation during operational pauses of said radiation
source, said optical component being arranged in a vacuum chamber of said optical device and comprising at least one reflecting
surface having a top layer of at least one surface material, the method comprising the acts of:
providing at least one source for providing said at least one surface material in said chamber; and
depositing said at least one surface material from said at least one source on said at least one reflecting surface during
at least one of the normal operation and the operational pauses of said optical device in order to at least one of cover,
substitute deposited contaminant material and compensate for ablated surface material, wherein said at least one surface material
is deposited by sputter deposition; and

moving said at least one source close to said at least one reflecting surface during the operational pauses of said radiation
source and moving said at least one source away from said at least one reflecting surface during the normal operation of the
radiation source.

US Pat. No. 9,095,471

PRE-EMPTIVE FLUID SHIFTS TO TREAT OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA

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1. A method of treating obstructive sleep apnea comprising:
reducing, with a reducing treatment, an effective amount of extracellular fluid of a patient suffering from obstructive sleep
apnea;

sensing, with electrical impedance, an efficacy of fluid shift and an associated reduction in the effective amount of extracellular
fluid in the patient caused by the reducing treatment;

controlling a duration of the reducing treatment based on the sensing; and
ending the reducing treatment based on a sensed reduction in the effective amount of extracellular fluid.

US Pat. No. 9,154,295

METHOD OF GENERATING A CORRESPONDENCE TABLE FOR A CRYPTOGRAPHIC WHITE BOX

KONINKLIJKE PHILPS N.V., ...

1. A method of generating a correspondence table suitable for use in a cryptographic processing method and comprising:
storing a plurality of input data and of output data in the table;
associating each said input datum with a plurality of said output data in the table;
for each said input datum, generating, using a processor of a computer, a plurality of distinct first subsidiary data and
a plurality of distinct second subsidiary data, and obtaining an encrypted intermediate datum depending on the input datum;

for each said generated first subsidiary datum, obtaining the plurality of output data by applying, with the processor, a
coding function to said first subsidiary datum and to the encrypted intermediate datum depending on the input datum; and

for each of said generated second subsidiary data, obtaining a plurality of coded input data by applying, with the processor,
a further coding function to said second subsidiary datum and to the input datum.

US Pat. No. 9,140,803

ACQUISITION PROTOCOL ASSESSMENT APPARATUS

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1. A method, comprising:
generating, via a dose estimator, a dose map indicative of an estimated X-ray radiation dose deposited in a subject based
on acquisition protocol parameter values of an acquisition protocol of an imaging system, and the dose map includes a plurality
of dose values indicative of spatially distributed dose; and

generating, via a noise estimator, a contrast-to-noise map based on a noise map and an attenuation map, wherein the noise
map is indicative of an estimated image noise based on the acquisition protocol parameter values, and the contrast-to-noise
map includes a plurality of contrast-to-noise values indicative of spatially distributed contrast-to-noise, and the noise
map includes a plurality of noise values indicative of spatially distributed noise, and the attenuation map includes a plurality
of attenuation values indicative of spatially distributed attenuation; and

displaying, via a display, the dose map and the contrast-to-noise map in a human readable format.

US Pat. No. 9,053,213

INTERACTIVE OPTIMIZATION OF SCAN DATABASES FOR STATISTICAL TESTING

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1. An imaging system which generates a patient image collective, comprising:
a data store which stores a collective of images;
one or more processors programmed to:
a) receive a plurality of candidate images and associated data for inclusion in the collective of images;
b) apply at least one inclusion/exclusion rule to the plurality of candidate images and the associated data which results
in a subset of candidate images;

c) test the candidate images based on at least one quality measure;
d) review the at least one quality measure and the candidate images;
e) refine the at least one inclusion/exclusion rule based on the reviewed at least one quality measure by at least one of:
adding a rule, modifying a rule, deleting a rule, removing a candidate image; and adding a candidate image;

repeat b)-e) until an optimized collective of images is generated based on the collective size and reviewed at least one quality
measure; and

output at least one generated collective to the data store or to a display.

US Pat. No. 9,386,869

COVER DEVICE FOR A DRINK CONTAINER

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1. A cover device for a drink container, the cover device comprising:
a basic assembly that includes a housing with a spout portion, the housing having a locally supporting hinge contact surface
portion, and the spout portion having a drink opening; and

a valve arrangement that comprises a valve element having first and second portions which are integral with each other through
an area of the valve element that corresponds with a position of the locally supporting hinge contact surface portion in response
to the valve element being hingably associated with the basic assembly at the locally supporting hinge contact surface portion,
wherein only the first portion of the valve element is configured for being directly influenced, via a passage to the drink
opening, to block or unblock the passage to the drink opening, wherein the second portion of the valve element is not configured
for being directly influenced, via the passage to the drink opening, to block or unblock the passage to the drink opening,
and wherein the first and second portions of the valve element are configured in size, position, and orientation for (i) assuming
a leakproof closed state that includes the valve element having a smaller total moment of force on the first portion of the
valve element than on the second portion of the valve element in response to the valve element being subjected to an overpressure
prevailing at a side of the cover device adapted to face the drink container, and (ii) assuming an open state in response
to the valve element being subjected to an underpressure prevailing from a side of the cover device having the drink opening.

US Pat. No. 9,901,696

PATIENT INTERFACE DEVICE WITH TILT ANGLE ADJUSTING MECHANISM

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1. A patient interface device, comprising:
a cushion assembly including a nasal cushion member, a sub-frame member and an extension member, the nasal cushion member
including a central orifice and a channel surrounding the central orifice, the sub-frame member including a central support
portion having a cylindrical coupling member defining a central opening, wherein a rear end of cylindrical coupling member
is received within the central orifice of the nasal cushion member and the central support portion is received within the
channel of the nasal cushion member;

a fluid coupling conduit coupled to the sub-frame member and in fluid communication with an interior of the nasal cushion
member through the central opening and the central orifice; and

a frame assembly including a frame member comprising:
a first arm including a first mounting portion having a proximal end and a distal end,
a second arm including a second mounting portion having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the cushion assembly is rotatably
coupled to the first arm and the second arm such that the cushion assembly is rotatable with respect to the frame assembly
about an axis extending through the first arm and the second arm,

a central portion positioned below the nasal cushion member, the central portion having a flat top surface, a first terminal
end and a second terminal end opposite the first terminal end, wherein the proximal end of the first mounting portion is directly
connected to the first terminal end of the central portion such that the first mounting portion extends away from the top
surface of the central portion in a direction that is substantially normal to the top surface of the central portion, wherein
the proximal end of the second mounting portion is directly connected to the second terminal end of the central portion such
that the second mounting portion extends away from the top surface of the central portion in the direction that is substantially
normal to the top surface of the central portion, and wherein the extension member extends from the cushion assembly in a
direction toward the central portion, and

a drive mechanism received and held by the frame member, the drive mechanism being operatively coupled to the extension member
such that actuation of the drive mechanism changes a tilt angle of the cushion assembly relative to the frame assembly.

US Pat. No. 11,027,082

METHODS AND SYSTEMS TO ESTIMATE COMPLIANCE OF A PATIENT CIRCUIT IN THE PRESENCE OF LEAK

Koninklijke Philps N.V., ...

8. A non-invasive ventilator system, comprising:a remote ventilator component configured to generate a gas source;
a user interface comprising a mask configured to provide gas to a user;
a connecting circuit configured to connect the remote ventilator component to the user interface;
at least one sensor configured to measure at least one of gas flow or pressure;
a low frequency, high cutoff, low pass pressure filter, wherein a pressure test signal is filtered; and
a controller, the controller configured to generate the pressure test signal by filtering white noise through the low frequency, high cutoff, low pass filter; excite a flow source of the remote ventilator component with the generated pressure test signal for a predetermined time period, wherein excitation occurs over a series of increasing bias flows; obtain a measurement of at least one of a gas pressure or flow rate from the at least one sensor of the system; determine a vector of pressure of the obtained measurement; and determine, using the determined pressure vector, a parameter of a pressure flow model to indicate a compliance of a connecting circuit in the non-invasive ventilator system.