Patents Assigned to Koninklijke Philips N.V.
  • Publication number: 20190151617
    Abstract: A deflectable device (100) comprising an elongate body (110) and a folded elongate member (120) is configured to change an orientation of the distal portion (114) of the elongate body (110) with respect to the proximal portion (112) of the elongate body (110) upon an electrical current flowing through the folded elongate member (120) causing a change of a length of the folded elongate member (120).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Cornelis Gerardus Maria DE HAAS, Johannus Gerardus VAN BEEK, Rudolf Maria Jozef VONCKEN, Jacob Roger HAARTSEN, Franciscus Reinier Antonius VAN DER LINDE, Franciscus Johannes Gerardus HAKKENS
  • Publication number: 20190154772
    Abstract: A magnetic resonance examination system comprises cooling clients (113, 144, 115) from which heat is carried-off by way of a system cooling circuit. A heat source (109) is in thermal contact with the system cooling circuit. A main pump (107) drives flow of the coolant in the system cooling circuit. The coolant is kept in motion and may be heated by the heat source. Thus, freezing of the coolant is avoided without the need of antifreeze. A back-up pump (121) of lower performance requirements may maintain flow of the coolant even if the main pump fails. A low viscosity coolant, such as water may be used. The system also contains a shut-off valve (127) and a short-circuit (141) parallel to the shut-off valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: CORNELIS LEONARDUS GERARDUS HAM
  • Patent number: 10292679
    Abstract: A fetal movement monitoring method that limits the ultrasound radiation to safe levels and conforms to the ALARA principle is disclosed. The disclosed method of monitoring fetal movements by Doppler ultrasound comprises accumulating the time for which ultrasound is radiated into a subject, comparing the accumulated time with a first reference total time, counting the number of fetal movements in the subject, comparing the number of movements with a reference number, deciding at least one of a further action of the device and an action to be recommended to the subject and conveying at least one of a further action of the device, an information to the subject about the counted fetal movements and an action recommended to the subject. A Doppler ultrasound device for monitoring fetal movements in a subject is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Chetan Mittal, Balasundar Iyyavu Raju
  • Patent number: 10292623
    Abstract: The present invention relates to apparatus (10) for determining a respiration volume signal from a subject (12), comprising a processing unit (28) for receiving image data (26) detected from a field of view (42) and for determining an alternating signal (S) including vital sign information (R) of the subject (12) from the image data (26), an analysis unit (30) for determining at least one characteristic parameter (A) corresponding to a respiration parameter of the subject (12) on the basis of the alternating signal (S), a calibration unit (32) for determining a calibration value (V1, V2) on the basis of a breathing volume measured during inhale and/or exhale of the subject (12) by means of an airflow or an air volume measurement, and a calculation unit (34) for calculating the respiration volume of the subject (12) on the basis of the calibration value (V1, V2) and the at least one characteristic parameter (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Mukul Julius Rocque, Caifeng Shan
  • Patent number: 10293165
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrical multichannel system (100) and to a neural stimulation and/or recording device comprising such a system. The multichannel system comprises a plurality of application components (130), e.g. stimulation electrodes, and associated access points (120) that are connected by a plurality of electrical lines (110). The resistances of these lines are adjusted to given target values, for example to equal values, by incorporating appropriate tuning sections (140) into the electrical lines. The lines may for example comprise different geometries and/or materials in the tuning sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Alfons Wouter Groenland, Ke Wang
  • Patent number: 10292662
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device and method for obtaining pulse transit time and/or pulse wave velocity information of a subject (14). Based on a set of image frames (19) of a subject (14) and detected motion of body parts of the subject (14) regions of interest are selected from different non-moving body parts and pulse transit time and/or pulse wave velocity information is obtained from acquired PPG signals extracted from different regions of interest and the respective determined physical distance between the respective regions of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Ihor Olehovych Kirenko
  • Patent number: 10292797
    Abstract: An oral care appliance comprises: a fluid pump assembly (46); a source of liquid (50); and a source of gas (12), wherein the pump is in operative communication with the sources of liquid and gas to produce a series of gas-injected fluid pulses, directed to a nozzle assembly (80) from which the resulting pulses are directed to the teeth. The individual pulses have a pulse width in the range of 0.001-0.5 seconds, a pulse height from 0.1-10 Newtons, and a rise/fall time range of 0.5-250 ms, a repetition rate in the range of 2 Hz to 20 Hz. The gas/liquid mixture range from 40-95% volume to volume, gas to liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Yu-Wen Chang, Gregory Russ Goddard
  • Patent number: 10292773
    Abstract: At an imaging site an imaging device (14) generates an image of a subject (4) and an imaging light markers generation device (6) generates light markers at locations on a surface of the subject before an interventional procedure is performed. At an interventional site an interventional light markers generation device (17) generates light markers at the locations on the surface of the subject (4) and a localization device (25, 27) determines the position of a catheter during the interventional procedure. A position determination unit (29) then determines the position of the catheter within the pre-interventional image based on the position of the catheter determined by the localization device and provided spatial relations between the devices used for generating the image and the light markers and for localizing the catheter. This allows showing the position of the catheter within the pre-interventional image without necessarily using x-rays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Steffen Weiss
  • Patent number: 10292622
    Abstract: A device and method for bioimpedance spectrography corrects for breathing artifacts. A breathing signal is used in conjunction with an impedance signal to adjust for a point in time within a respiratory cycle of a user at which the measurements are made. The correction allows the device to characterize tissue parameters accurately with fewer measurement points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Illapha Gustav Lars Cuba Gyllensten, Alberto Giovanni Bonomi, Jarno Mikael Riistama, Jennifer Caffarel, Harald Reiter
  • Patent number: 10292766
    Abstract: A cutting element for a cutting head for a device for cutting hair is disclosed. A laser beam is directed across a cutting zone, in the cutting head, substantially parallel to a user's skin. The laser beam has an effective cutting region in which the laser beam is of a sufficient intensity to cut hair entering said region. The cutting element has a guard adjacent to the cutting zone to contact a user's skin and space the laser beam there from. The guard has a non-planar shape in a direction extending across the cutting zone so that it substantially follows the contours of an edge of the effective cutting region of the laser beam to reduce any variation in the distance between the edge of the effective cutting region and the user's skin across the length of the cutting zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Rieko Verhagen, Bastiaan Wilhelmus Maria Moeskops, Mark Thomas Johnson
  • Patent number: 10293126
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to a mechanical ventilator system configured to deliver a pressurized flow of breathable gas to the airway of a subject. The system is configured to generate the pressurized flow of breathable gas according to a volume control mode therapy regime that delivers a target tidal volume to the subject during inhalation. During an individual inhalation, the system is configured to determine and/or adjust an inspiratory pressure level of the pressurized flow of breathable gas of the volume control mode therapy regime. The inspiratory pressure level is adjusted such that during the inhalation the inspiratory pressure level is not reduced to impede respiratory effort by the subject responsive to the target tidal volume being exceeded during the inhalation. The system comprises one or more of a pressure generator, a subject interface, one or more sensors, one or more processors, a user interface, electronic storage, and/or other components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Nathan John Berry Ann, William Anthony Truschel
  • Patent number: 10292618
    Abstract: A coil housing for a magnetic resonance (“MR”) imaging apparatus, comprises an anatomy receiving space defined by the coil housing, shaped and sized to receive at least a portion of a patient's anatomy to be imaged and a spacer shaped to maintain the anatomy receiving space a first distance from a bore wall of the MR imaging apparatus, the first distance defining an imaging area of the MR imaging apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Mikko Nevala, Thomas Minahan
  • Patent number: 10298564
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for a first communication device to perform authenticated distance measurement between the first communication device and a second communication device, wherein the first and the second communication device share a common secret and the common secret is used for performing the distance measurement between the first and the second communication device. The invention also relates to a method of determining whether data stored on a first communication device are to be accessed by a second communication device. Moreover, the invention relates to a communication device for performing authenticated distance measurement to a second communication device. The invention also relates to an apparatus for playing back multimedia content comprising a communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Franciscus L. A. J. Kamperman
  • Patent number: 10293375
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of manufacturing a capacitive micro-machined ultrasonic transducer (CMUT) device comprising a first electrode (112) on a substrate (110) and a second electrode (122) embedded in an electrically insulating membrane, the first electrode and the membrane being separated by a cavity (130) formed by the removal of a sacrificial material (116) in between the first electrode and the membrane, the method comprising forming a membrane portion (22) on the second electrode and a further membrane portion (24) extending from the membrane portion towards the substrate alongside the sacrificial material, wherein the respective thicknesses the membrane portion and the further membrane portion exceed the thickness of the sacrificial material prior to forming said cavity. A CMUT device manufactured in accordance with this method and an apparatus comprising such a CMUT device are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Peter Dirksen, Marcel Mulder, Adriaan Leeuwestein
  • Patent number: 10293181
    Abstract: A therapy planner is configured to construct a therapy plan based on a planning image segmented into segments delineating features of a subject. A predictive plan adaptation module is configured to adjust the segments to represent a foreseeable change in the subject and to invoke the therapy planner to construct a therapy plan corresponding to the foreseeable change. A data storage stores a plurality of therapy plans generated for a subject by the therapy planner and the predictive plan adaptation module based on at least one planning image of the subject. A therapy plan selector is configured to select one of the plurality of therapy plans for use in a therapy session based on a preparatory image acquired preparatory to the therapy session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Heinrich Schulz, Ingwer Carlsen, Rafael Wiemker, Kirsten Meetz, Stewart Young
  • Patent number: 10298916
    Abstract: An autostereoscopic image output device includes an image panel having an array of image pixels defining an image, the image pixels being arranged in rows and columns. An array of parallel lenticular elements is positioned over the image panel, the lenticular elements having optical focal axes that are slanted at an angle (?) to the image pixel columns. The image output device is operable in first and second modes, with the image panel and lenticular element array rotated by 90 degrees between the modes, thereby providing a landscape mode of operation and a portrait mode of operation, the slant angle ? in the landscape mode satisfies: 1???1/2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Siebe Tjerk De Zwart, Martin Gerard Hendrik Hiddink
  • Patent number: 10297049
    Abstract: An image processing system (IPS) and related method to transform different multi-modal or multi-contrast input images (u,v) into respective transformed images (U,V). The transformation may proceed iteratively to improve a regularized objective function. The regularization is via a regularizer function (R). The regularizer function (R) is computed from noise normalized gradients of the two or more transformed images (u,v).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Thomas Koehler, Bernhard Johannes Brendel, Frank Bergner
  • Patent number: 10293189
    Abstract: An ultrasonic apparatus (10) includes a support (2) for accommodating a portion of a patient (14). The support includes a first reservoir (8) with a transmission medium. The support further includes an ultrasonic wave source (9) having an emitting surface (7) being conceived to be oriented towards the portion of the patient (14) in use. The ultrasonic apparatus further includes a substantially transparent aperture (26) arranged in the support (2) for enabling an inspection of the first reservoir. A therapeutic system increases a workflow of the ultrasonic apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Jan Willem Bruggers
  • Patent number: 10295390
    Abstract: The present application relates to a system (10) for sensing liquid level in a receptacle (16). The system comprises a capacitive sensing probe (12), for sensing a capacitance between the capacitive sensing probe (12) and an electrically conductive portion of the receptacle (16). The system also comprises a control circuit (15) connected to the capacitive sensing probe (12) for detecting a level of the liquid in the receptacle (16) based on said capacitance, a non-isolated AC power supply (11) arranged to power the control circuit (15), the non-isolated AC power supply (11) having an electrical connection between its input and its output, and at least one filter capacitor (C1, C2) connected in series between the capacitive sensing probe (12) and the control circuit (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Wei Bian, Kin Leong Yip, Yao Hean Chiah, Kwong Lim Chin, Gary Chi Yang Lim
  • Patent number: 10296808
    Abstract: The present invention relates to X-ray imaging technology as well as image post-processing. Particularly, the present invention relates to a method for computer aided detection of structures in X-ray images as well as an X-ray system. A computer aided detection algorithm visibly determines tissue structures in X-ray image information and subsequently matches the shape of a determined tissue structure with a library of known tissue structures for characterizing the type of determined tissue structure. The determination of a tissue structure and thus the characterization of the type of the tissue structure may be enhanced when employing also spectral information, in particular energy information of the acquired X-ray image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Jon Erik Fredenberg, Mats Vilhelm Lundqvist, Ewald Roessl, Klaus Erhard, Thomas Koehler, Bjorn Cederstrom, Hanns-Ingo Maack