Patents Assigned to Koninklijke Philips Electronics, N.V.
  • Patent number: 10441173
    Abstract: A system and a related method extract physiological information from remotely detected electromagnetic radiation. The system includes an interface configured for receiving a data stream including image data representing an observed overall region of at least one subject of interest. A partitioning unit defines a plurality of sub regions in the overall region. A classifier classifies the plurality of sub regions into at least one indicative type of region and at least one auxiliary type of region. The at least one indicative type of region includes at least one indicative region of interest at least partially representing the subject of interest. The at least one auxiliary type of region includes at least one reference region. The system further comprises a data processor configured for processing at least one sub region classified as region of interest, thereby obtaining vital information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Caifeng Shan, Alexander Dubielczyk, Andreas Wolfgang Schlack, Rolf Neumann
  • Patent number: 10374812
    Abstract: A physical uncloneable function (PUF) pattern is used for verifying a physical condition of an item. The PUF pattern is arranged to be damaged in the event that said item is exposed to a predetermined environmental condition. Verification of the physical condition of the item, is carried out by obtaining a measured response from the PUF pattern, and comparing the measured response with a stored response in respect of the PUF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Hendrik Jan Jozef Hubertus Schepers, Boris Skoric
  • Patent number: 10366255
    Abstract: In order to easily prepare a medical diagnostic analysis of a patient, a barcode scanning device (100) is configured for determining a physiological quantity of the patient. The barcode scanning device (100) comprises a light receiving unit (108) configured for receiving light (219) reflected from a surface to be sensed of the patient, and a signal processing unit (218) configured for determining the physiological quantity of the patient based on the received light (219).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventor: Heinz Otto Kurzenberger
  • Patent number: 10357158
    Abstract: A wireless medical device (12) includes at least one sensor (14, 18, 22) which monitors physiological data of a patient or an actuator (26) which delivers therapy to the patient. A wireless transceiver (40) transmits and receives information packets related to at least one of the monitored physiological data and the delivered therapy. The wireless transceiver (40) has a duty-cycle limit. The duty-cycle module (50) determines the duty-cycle parameters for the wireless transceiver (40) according to the duty-cycle limit. A communication module (60) controls the transceiver (40) to broadcast at least one duty-cycle parameter when transmitting an information packet or when acknowledging receiving an information packet from a neighboring wireless medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventor: Maulin Dahyabhai Patel
  • Publication number: 20190191921
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a system (1) for brewing ingredients in a solvent, said system comprising: -a first unit (5) for measuring a change of the electro-conductivity (?EC) of said solvent, -a second unit (6) for comparing said change of the electro-conductivity (?EC) with a predetermined threshold (TH), to generate a signal (S) indicating that the ingredients should be separated from the solvent. This system allows determining when the brewing of ingredients has to be stopped, without the need for a user to have a preset brewing time duration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Declan Patrick KELLY, Qi ZHOU, Guangwei WANG
  • Patent number: 10257814
    Abstract: A method of indicating to a secondary station a set of at least one available transmission resource among a predetermined plurality of transmission resources, each set being described by a plurality of parameters, said method comprising the steps of: —signalling to the secondary station an association between a control signalling channel and at least one parameter describing a set of transmission resources; coding into an address at least one remaining parameter from the plurality of parameters describing the said set of transmission resources; —transmitting the address to the secondary station using the said control signalling channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Matthew P. J. Baker, Timothy J. Moulsley
  • Patent number: 10206534
    Abstract: A system, device and method for the brewing of a capsule. The device comprises a first chamber portion and a second chamber portion movable with respect to each other to be moved between an open position and a closed position. The device further comprises a capsule handler arranged to enable insertion therein of the capsule and to position said capsule in a brewing position, wherein the capsule handler retains the capsule in the brewing position when the capsule handler is in a ready position. When the first chamber portion and the second chamber portion are moved with respect to each other from the closed position to the open position, the capsule can fall freely from the brewing position under the influence of gravity when the capsule handler is in an ejection position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignees: Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.V., Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Andrea Favero, Guiseppe Fin, Ka Cheung Tsang, Ralf Kamerbeek, Hendrik Cornelis Koeling, Angenita Dorothea van Loon-Post
  • Patent number: 10173077
    Abstract: A therapeutic apparatus comprising: a magnetic resonance imaging system adapted for acquiring a set of magnetic resonance imaging data in an imaging zone, wherein the magnetic resonance imaging system comprises a means for generating a magnetic field, a guiding means adapted for guiding a beam of charged particles to a target zone within a subject such that the beam encloses an angle with the magnetic field lines of the magnetic field within the imaging zone, the angle being between 0 degrees and 30 degrees, wherein the imaging zone comprises the target zone, a zone determination means for determining the location of the target zone within the subject using the set of magnetic resonance imaging data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventor: Johannes Adrianus Overweg
  • Patent number: 10097843
    Abstract: A method of encoding a video data signal (15) is provided, together with a method for decoding. The encoding comprises providing color information (51) for pixels in an image, providing a depth map with depth information (52) for the pixels, providing transition information (56, 57, 60, 70, 71) being representative of a width (63, 73) of a transition region (61, 72) in the image, the transition region (61, 72) comprising a depth transition (62) and blended pixels in which colors of a foreground object and a background object are blended, and generating (24) the video data signal (15) comprising encoded data representing the color information (51), the depth map (52) and the transition information (56, 57, 60, 70, 71). The decoding comprises using the transition information (56, 57, 60, 70, 71) for determining the width (63, 73) of the transition regions (61, 72) and for determining alpha values (53) for pixels inside the transition regions (61, 72).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Wilhelmus Hendrikus Alfonsus Bruls, Christiaan Varekamp, Reinier Bernardus Maria Klein Gunnewiek
  • Patent number: 10092270
    Abstract: A CMUT transducer cell suitable for use in an ultrasonic CMUT transducer array has a membrane with a first electrode, a substrate with a second electrode, and a cavity between the membrane and the substrate. The CMUT is operated in a precollapsed state by biasing the membrane to a collapsed condition with the floor of the cavity, and a lens is cast over the collapsed membrane. When the lens material has polymerized or is of a sufficient stiffness, the bias voltage is removed and the lens material retains the membrane in the collapsed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventor: Peter Dirksen
  • Patent number: 9918653
    Abstract: The invention relates to electrophysiology catheter systems and their use, such as in an MRI environment, and in particular to analysis of electric signals from such. An electrophysiology (EP) catheter with a plurality of electrically isolated electrode segments arranged in longitudinally spaced bands around the catheter is used to detect electric signals. A workstation receives the electrical signals which are then processed by a processing unit. Electric signals from electrode segments can be used to determine roll angle information of the catheter in relation to patient anatomy by determining signals from electrode segments in contact with tissue. Also, electric signals can be used to extract a reference signal that can be used to correct for gradient induced artifacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Oliver Lips, Bernd David, Sascha Krueger, Steffen Weiss
  • Patent number: 9897672
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a power supply system (311) for supplying current to a gradient coil (303) of a magnetic resonance imaging system (100), the power supply system (311) comprising: an electrical power supply (309) to supply a first voltage to a gradient amplifier (307) for driving the gradient coil, the gradient amplifier output being connected to the gradient coil (303); an energy buffer having an input connected to the electrical power supply (309), the energy buffer being configured to supply second voltage to the gradient amplifier (307), the energy buffer being in parallel to the gradient amplifier (307) and the electrical power supply (309), the energy buffer comprising a voltage converter (313) configured to control the second voltage as to compensate for a variation in the first voltage resulting from the driving of the gradient coil (303).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Engenio Johannes Franciscus Maria Smits, Martin Alexander Hollander, Johannes Paulus Schoonderbeek
  • Patent number: 9869689
    Abstract: The invention is related to a laser diode based multiple beam laser spot imaging system for characterization of vehicle dynamics. A laser diode based, preferably VCSEL based laser imaging system is utilized to characterize the vehicle dynamics. One or more laser beams are directed to the road surface. A compact imaging system including an imaging matrix sensor such as a CCD or CMOS camera measures locations or separations of individual laser spots. Loading status of vehicles and vehicles' pitch and roll angle can be characterized by analyzing the change of laser spot locations or separations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventor: Meng Han
  • Publication number: 20170325686
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and a related method for extracting physiological information from remotely detected electromagnetic radiation. The system comprises an interface configured for receiving a data stream comprising image data representing an observed overall region comprising at least one subject of interest; a partitioning unit configured for defining a plurality of sub regions in the overall region; and a classifier configured for classifying the plurality of sub regions into at least one indicative type of region and at least one auxiliary type of region, wherein the at least one indicative type of region comprises at least one indicative region of interest at least partially representing the subject of interest. Preferably, the at least one auxiliary type of region comprises at least one reference region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Caifeng SHAN, Alexander DUBIELCZYK, Andreas Wolfgang SCHLACK, Rolf NEUMANN
  • Patent number: 9808112
    Abstract: A system, device and method for preparing a beverage using a capsule. The capsule comprises a cup-shaped body, a lid and an actuating member. The device comprises a capsule holder, a fluid supply unit, and a flow control unit arranged for controlling a parameter of the fluid to be supplied to the capsule. The flow control unit is arranged for selectively operating in one of at least a first mode and a second mode. The flow control unit comprises a switching member movable between a first and second position, and arranged for being engaged by the actuating member of the capsule. The system is arranged such that the flow control unit is in the first mode when the switching member is in the first position, and such that the flow control unit is in the second mode when the switching member is in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignees: Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.V., Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Andrea Favero, Guiseppe Fin, Ka Cheung Tsang, Ralf Kamerbeek, Hendrik Cornelis Koeling, Angenita Dorothea van Loon-Post
  • Patent number: 9797973
    Abstract: Magnetic resonance examination system comprises displaceable carrier for supporting an object to be examined. The carrier can be moved over a two dimensional area. The magnetic resonance examination system is configured to acquire sets of magnetic resonance signals from the object for various positions of the carrier in the two dimensional area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Peter Boernert, Jochen Keupp, Peter Koken, Kay Nehrke
  • Patent number: 9778470
    Abstract: A multi-view display is switchable between single view and multi-view modes, and uses lenticular arrangement over a display panel which includes birefringent electro-optic material adjacent to a non-switchable optically transparent layer. The non-switchable optically transparent layer has a refractive index substantially equal to the extra ordinary refractive index of the birefringent electro-optic material. In the single view mode, the birefringent electro-optic material defines a non-switched state, and the polarization of the light from the display panel and incident on the lenticular arrangement is linear and aligned with the optical axis of the birefringent electro-optic material at the surface where the display output light is received. In the multi-view mode, the birefringent electro-optic material defines a switched state in which the optical axis is aligned perpendicularly to the display output surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Fetze Pijlman, Jan Van Der Horst
  • Patent number: 9737234
    Abstract: A diagnostic imaging system includes a first controller that detects any unsafe or dangerous conditions in a diagnostic scanner and generates safety/emergency data indicative of the unsafe or dangerous conditions. A communication unit generates a safety/emergency signal from the safety/emergency data using a digital protocol and communicates the safety/emergency over a local digital network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Filips Van Liere, Henricus Gerardus Roeven
  • Patent number: 9730677
    Abstract: A matrix array ultrasound probe passively dissipates heat developed by the matrix array transducer and beamformer ASIC away from the distal end of the probe. The heat developed in the transducer stack is coupled to a metallic frame inside the handle of probe. A metallic heatspreader is thermally coupled to the probe frame to convey heat away from the frame. The heatspreader surrounds the inside of the probe handle and has an outer surface which is thermally coupled to the inner surface of the probe housing. Heat is thereby coupled evenly from the heatspreader into the housing without the development of hotspots in the housing which could be uncomfortable to the hand of the sonographer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Richard Edward Davidsen, Steven Russell Freeman, Bernard Joseph Savord
  • Patent number: 9726476
    Abstract: An instrument system that includes an image capture device, an elongate body, an optical fiber and a controller is provided. The elongate body is operatively coupled to the image capture device. The optical fiber is operatively coupled to the elongate body and has a strain sensor provided on the optical fiber. The controller is operatively coupled to the optical fiber and adapted to receive a signal from the strain sensor and to determine a position or orientation of the image capture device based on the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Bhaskar S. Ramamurthy, Neal A. Tanner, Robert G. Younge, Randall L. Schlesinger