Patents Assigned to Koninklijke Philips N.V.
  • Patent number: 10741187
    Abstract: An audio encoder comprises a multi-channel receiver which receives an M-channel audio signal where M>2. A down-mix processor down-mixes the M-channel audio signal to a first stereo signal and associated parametric data and a spatial processor modifies the first stereo signal to generate a second stereo signal in response to the associated parametric data and spatial parameter data for a binaural perceptual transfer function, such as a Head Related Transfer Function (HRTF). The second stereo signal is a binaural signal and may specifically be a (3D) virtual spatial signal. An output data stream comprising the encoded data and the associated parametric data is generated by an encode processor and an output processor. The HRTF processing may allow the generation of a (3D) virtual spatial signal by conventional stereo decoders. A multi-channel decoder may reverse the process of the spatial processor to generate an improved quality multi-channel signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Dirk Jeroen Breebaart, Erik Gosuinus Petrus Schuijers, Arnoldus Werner Johannes Oomen
  • Patent number: 10740932
    Abstract: An image processing system (IPS) and related method for image reconstruction operations, in particular for spectral computed tomography imaging. The image reconstruction operation is based on optimizing a regularized objective or cost function. The objective function includes a regularization term (R) that incorporates, as a-priori knowledge, a known amount of a material resident within a field of view to be reconstructed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Bernard Johannes Brendel, Michael Grass, Peter George Van De Haar, William Edward Peter Van Der Sterren
  • Patent number: 10741218
    Abstract: The method of reproducing a human perceptual signal comprises the steps of selecting (7) a human perceptual signal in dependency of a pace of a person (3), adapting (8) the human perceptual signal in dependency of a physical state of the person (3), and reproducing (9) the human perceptual signal. An adaptation of the human perceptual signal is limited to a certain maximum. The electronic device of the invention comprises electronic circuitry operative to perform the method of the invention. The software of the invention enables a programmable device to perform the method of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Steffen Clarence Pauws, Fabio Vignoli, Gertjan Leendert Wijnalda
  • Patent number: 10742953
    Abstract: A three-dimensional source device provides a three-dimensional display signal for a display via a high speed digital interface, such as HDMI. The three-dimensional display signal comprises a sequence of frames. The sequence of frames comprises units, each unit corresponding to frames comprising video information intended to be composited and displayed as a three-dimensional image. The three-dimensional source device includes three-dimensional transfer information comprising at least information about the video frames in the unit. The display detects the three-dimensional transfer information, and generates the display control signals based in dependence on the three-dimensional transfer information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Cornelis Talstra, Gerardus Wilheimus Theodorus Van Der Heijden, Philip Steven Newton
  • Patent number: 10740877
    Abstract: Patient imaging systems, such as PET imaging systems, for example, may suffer from the introduction of artificially introduced noise. This noise is, typically, introduced during iterations of reconstruction algorithms, such as the least-squares algorithms, which attempts to recreate a 2D or a 3D image from raw acquisition information. The noise appears as “hot-spots” in the reconstructed image. Approaches to address these artefacts use filtering approaches. Typically, a least-squares reconstruction is supplemented with a penalty term, an approach known as “Relative Difference Penalty”. The penalty parameter causes the reconstruction algorithm to filter more or less strongly at certain regions of the reconstruction. The present application proposes an approach which supplements the penalty term with continuous probability information about the likelihood of an edge being present in a portion of an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Thomas Dey, Andreas Goedicke, Andre Frank Salomon
  • Patent number: 10742384
    Abstract: A method and device for determining available communication sub-channels in an OFDM communication system is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of transmitting, on at least one first sub-channel, information regarding sub-channels available for a first transmission of at least one first data packet, receiving, on at least one second sub-channel, information regarding sub-channels available for a second transmission, determining at least one set of available sub-channels based on the information regarding the first and second transmissions. In one aspect of the invention, at least one set of the determined available sub-channels is further provided to a receiving system. The information is being provided in a separate transmission, or within a data packet, or within each subsequent data packet or in selected data packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Carlos Cordeiro, Seyed-Alireza Seyedi-Esfahani
  • Patent number: 10736607
    Abstract: An integrated circuit array, in particular for two dimensional sensor arrays such as ultrasound imaging systems is disclosed. The integrated circuit array (10) comprises a plurality of integrated circuit elements (12) each formed in a substrate (14), wherein the substrates are separated from each other. The array comprises a flexible and/or stretchable connection layer (22) connected to the integrated circuit elements for flexibly connecting the integrated circuit elements to each other. The array further comprises a plurality of electrical interconnects (18) for electrically connecting the integrated circuit elements to each other, wherein the electrical interconnects are formed as metal lines in one piece with integrated interconnects of the integrated circuit elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Ronald Dekker, Vincent Adrianus Henneken, Angel Metodiev Savov
  • Patent number: 10736396
    Abstract: The present invention relates to hair removal. In order to provide a hair-removal apparatus with improved user acceptance, a hair-removal apparatus (10) is provided that comprises a hair-removal device (12) with a movable hair-removal component (14) which comprises at least a first hair-contacting member (36) and a second hair-contacting member (36) which are movable relative to each other and which are configured and arranged to mutually co-operate for removing hairs by mutually exerting a contact force, a pressing component (40) configured and arranged to generate said contact force by exerting a pressing force (20) on the movable hair-removal component during operation, a skin proximity sensing component (16), and a force adjusting component (18). The skin proximity sensing component (16) is configured and arranged to detect a relative distance (22) between the movable hair-removal component (14) and a portion of the skin (24) with hairs to be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Sebastian Alexander Kindermann
  • Patent number: 10739431
    Abstract: A magnetic resonance examination system is provided with a graphical user interface and an (software) analysis module. The analysis module is configured to analyze examination information, notably a selected examination protocol, for actions to be taken by the operator, such as connecting auxiliary equipment or radio frequency receiver coils to the magnetic resonance examination system. The analysis module supplies the actions to be taken to the (graphical) user interface at the proper instant before or during carrying-out the examination protocol. In this way the operator is guided and supported in the performance of the selected examination protocol. This improves the efficiency of workflow in performing one or more selected protocols. Preferably, the graphical user interface is provided inside the examination room and may be mounted on the gantry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Paul Augustinus Peter Kaufholz, Marius Johannes Van Meel, Rudolf Theodoor Springorum, Willem Christiaan Constantijn Furster, Peter Van Der Meulen, Vincent Paul Quinten Van Wijk
  • Patent number: 10736588
    Abstract: An interventional system includes an introduction element (4) such as a catheter for being introduced into an object (9), for instance, a person. A moving unit (2) such as a robot moves the introduction element within the object. A tracking image generating unit (3) generates, using a radiation beam (7), tracking images of the introduction element within the object. A controller (8) controls the tracking image generating unit depending on movement parameters of the moving unit, which are indicative of the movement. The control operation of the controller (8) allows reducing radiation dose applied to the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Erik Martinus Hubertus Petrus Van Dijk, Sander Slegt
  • Patent number: 10739426
    Abstract: A magnetic resonance (MR) imaging apparatus comprises an MR imaging device (10) including a magnet (12) and heat generating components (18, 20, 22, 24). A cooling system (30) cools the heat generating components using chilled water from an air-cool chiller (28). Sensors (TS, VS) are configured to measure thermal parameters of the heat generating components or of the cooling system. An MR controller (40) controls the MR imaging device to execute an MR imaging examination program (“exam card”) (42) and to adjust the execution of the MR imaging examination program in response to a thermal parameter measured by the one or more sensors indicating the cooling system has insufficient cooling capacity. The MR controller may also adjust the exam card prior to its execution if the cooling system (30) has insufficient cooling capacity at the current air temperature to dissipate the heat load as estimated by a power dissipation model (80).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Cornelis Leonardus Gerardus Ham, Martijn Krelis Termeer
  • Patent number: 10740921
    Abstract: A method for estimating the absolute size dimensions of a test object based on image data of the test object, namely a face or part of a person. The method includes receiving image data of the test object, determining a first model of the test object based on the received image data, and aligning and scaling the first model to a first average model that includes an average of a plurality of first models of reference objects being faces or parts of faces of reference persons. The first models of the reference objects are of a same type as the first model of the test object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Dmitry Nikolayevich Znamenskiy, Ruud Vlutters
  • Patent number: 10736696
    Abstract: A rotational position determination apparatus is configured to determine an entry rotational position, which defines a rotational position of an insertion device like a stent at an entry site, such that a navigation of the insertion device from the entry site to a target site along an inner path results in a rotational position of the insertion device at the target site being equal to a desired target rotational position based on a representation of the inner path and the desired target rotational position. If the insertion device is arranged in the determined entry rotational position at the entry site and then navigated to the target site, it is therefore not necessary to rotate the insertion device at the target site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Marcia Alves De Inda, Wilhelmus Petrus Maria Van Der Linden, Maya Ella Barley, Alessandro Guido Radaelli
  • Patent number: 10736720
    Abstract: The oral care appliance comprises: a fluid pump (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 and/or a jet fluid flow using liquid slugs in a selected sequence directed to a nozzle and from there to the teeth, and a control assembly for selecting pulse flow or slug flow with specific set times and sequence directed to a nozzle assembly (80) and from there to the teeth; wherein the pulses have a pulse width within the range of 0.001-0.5 seconds, a pulse height from 0.1-10 Newtons, a rise/fall time range of 0.5-250 ms, a repetition rate in the range of 2 Hz to 20 Hz, and wherein the gas/liquid mixture range from 40-95% volume to volume gas to liquid, or wherein the fluid slugs in the jet flow have a volume in the range of 0.05-0.5 ml per orifice, a diameter in the range of 0.1-2 mm and a repetition rate within the range of 2 Hz to 20 Hz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Yu-Wen Chang, Gregory Russ Goddard
  • Patent number: 10736528
    Abstract: An electrode configured to provide electrical contact with skin of a subject is provided. The electrode includes an electrode body configured to be removably coupled with the skin of the subject and to receive electrical signals from and/or transmit electrical signals to the skin of the subject, and an electrical coupling that facilitates coupling the electrode to an external computing system. The electrode body includes a conductive silicone material configured to enable uptake or diffusion of moisture from the skin of the subject over which the electrode body is disposed; and a detergent configured to facilitate a flow of ions through the conductive silicone material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Sander Theodoor Pastoor, Lucas Johannes Anna Maria Beckers, Timon Rutger Grob, Denny Mathew, Edward Theodorus Maria Berben
  • Patent number: 10736541
    Abstract: Presented are concepts for monitoring the liquid or food consumption of a person. Once such concept employs the step of detecting a change in weight of the person resultant from usage of a toilet. A value representative of at least one of liquid consumption and food consumption of the person may then be determined based on the detected change in weight of the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Warner Rudolph Theophile Ten Kate, Francesco Sartor, Gabriele Papini
  • Patent number: 10736590
    Abstract: A method includes receiving radiation with a hybrid data detection system of an imaging system. The hybrid data detection system includes a hybrid data detector array with a set of spectral detectors and a set of integrating detectors that are arranged along a transverse axis of an examination region. The method further includes generating a set of truncated spectral projections with the first set of spectral detectors. The method further includes estimating a set of spectral projections for the integrating detectors. The method further includes combining the set of truncated spectral projections and the estimated set of spectral projections. The method further includes estimating a set of spectral projections based on the combined set to produce a complete set of spectral projections. The method further includes processing the complete set of spectral projections to generate volumetric image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Dirk Schafer, Michael Grass, Thomas Koehler, Roland Proksa
  • Patent number: D892530
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Davide Bignu
  • Patent number: D892767
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Emma Stina Katarina Sandberg
  • Patent number: D893013
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Eric Alan Higgins, Kevin Daniel Himes, Jonathan Sayer Grashow, Elizabeth Eury