Patents Assigned to Koninklijke Philips N.V.
  • Patent number: 11122295
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a store (201) storing a set of image parts and associated depth data for images representing a scene from different view poses (position and orientation). A predictability processor (203) generates predictability measures for image parts of the set of images for view poses of the scene. A predictability measure for a first image part for a first view pose is indicative of an estimate of the prediction quality for a prediction of at least part of an image for a viewport of the first view pose from a subset of image parts of the set of image parts not including the first image part. A selector (205) selects a subset of image parts of the set of image parts in response to the predictability measures, and a bitstream generator (207) for generating the image bitstream comprising image data and depth data from the subset of image parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Bart Kroon, Christiaan Varekamp, Patrick Luc Els Vandewalle
  • Publication number: 20210278491
    Abstract: A cooling device (40) includes a heat exchanger (50), a first flow loop (52) connecting a cold sink (42, 44, 46) and the heat exchanger, and a second flow loop (54) connecting a hot sink (20) and the heat exchanger. A first passive one way valve (62) disposed on the first flow loop is oriented to allow flow in an allowed direction of flow (F1) and to block flow in the opposite direction. A second passive one way valve (64) disposed on the second flow loop is oriented to allow flow in an allowed direction of flow (F2) and to block flow in the opposite direction. The allowed directions of flow produce counter-flow in the heat exchanger. In an illustrative embodiment, the hot sink is comprises a cryogenic magnet coil (20) and the hot sink is a cold head (42, 44) and liquid helium tank (46).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Matthew VOSS
  • Publication number: 20210278740
    Abstract: A light transmissive optical component includes an electroactive material layer structure having a controlled deformation. When actuating the component, different relative thickness changes are implemented at different regions of the electroactive material layer thereby providing a non-uniform change in an optical function between those different regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: MARK THOMAS JOHNSON, FRANCISCUS JOHANNES GERARDUS HAKKENS, ACHIM HILGERS
  • Publication number: 20210280351
    Abstract: High voltage DC generators based on a resonant tank include power inductors. As the demands on power output increase, but the demands on size of such high voltage DC generators decrease, the effect of radiated magnetic emissions become more significant. The present invention concerns a design for an inductive device, and a method for the assembly of an inductive device, in which a winding facing surface of the inductive device is a continuous portion, so that no air gap is present facing the winding facing surface. This reduces leakage of magnetic flux from the inductive device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Bernd ACKERMANN, Albert GARCIA I TORMO, Peter LUERKENS
  • Patent number: 11110298
    Abstract: A method includes generating a nominal dose distribution based on an image and clinical goals. The method further includes generating a setup error dose distribution based on range and setup uncertainties. The method further includes generating a dose distribution for a parameter of an internal organ. The method further includes optimizing a planned dose distribution of an intensity modulated proton therapy plan by minimizing a total objective value including the nominal dose distribution, the setup error dose distribution dose distribution, and the dose distribution for the internal organ. The method further includes generating a final dose distribution for the intensity modulated proton therapy plan based on beam parameters of the optimized planned dose distribution. The method further includes controlling a proton therapy apparatus configured to deliver proton therapy based on the intensity modulated proton therapy plan with the optimized planned dose distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Gipson Joe Anto, Vaitheeswaran Ranganathan, Ajesh Kumar
  • Patent number: 11112509
    Abstract: A multi-functional and multi-modality radiation detector (10) is provided. The radiation detector (10) comprises at least two detector units (12a, 12b) having photosensitive pixels (14) and at least one scintillation device (20) optically coupled to the photosensitive pixels (14). The detector units (12a, 12b) are arranged next to each other on a substrate foil (24). Therein, the scintillation devices (20) of the detector units (12a, 12b) are spaced apart from each other, such that the radiation detector (10) is bendable. This allows the radiation detector (10) to be used in many different geometrical configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Johannes Wilhelmus Maria Jacobs
  • Patent number: 11109776
    Abstract: A system and method include a shape sensing enabled device (120) including one or more imaging devices (202), the shape sensing enabled device coupled to at fiber (122). A shape sensing module (132) is configured to receive optical signals from the at least one optical fiber within a structure and interpret the optical signals to determine a shape of the shape sensing enabled device. A device positioning module (134) is configured to determine position information of the one or more imaging devices based upon one or more relationships between the at least one optical fiber and the one or more imaging devices. A mapping module (136) is configured to register frames of reference of the at least one optical fiber, the shape sensing enabled device, and a mapping system of a target device (124) to provide an adjusted position of the target device based on the position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Shyam Bharat, Cynthia Ming-fu Kung, Jochen Kruecker
  • Patent number: 11109832
    Abstract: Real time strain imaging is provided by acquiring a sequence of cardiac image frames and estimating tissue displacement in the myocardium over a heart cycle. The displacements may be estimated using speckle tracking and are used to calculate strain over the myocardium. A color map is formed of the strain values. During the next heart cycle the color map is warped to fit the myocardium in each image frame and the warped color map is displayed as a color overlay over the myocardium of each image of the new heart cycle as they are displayed in real time. A new color map is also produced over the new heart cycle for use with the following heart cycle. An ultrasound system which performs real time strain imaging is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Abhay Vijay Patil, Atul Ingle, Karl Erhard Thiele
  • Patent number: 11109775
    Abstract: A system and method for shape sensing assistance in a medical procedure includes a three-dimensional image (111) of a distributed pathway system (148). A shape sensing enabled elongated device (102) is included for insertion into the pathway system to measure a shape of the elongated device in the pathway system. A pathway determination module (144) is configured to compute a planned path to a target in the three-dimensional image and compute permissible movements of the elongated device at diverging pathways in the pathway system to provide feedback for deciding which of the diverging paths to take in accordance with the planned path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Tobias Klinder, Bharat Ramachandran, Robert Manzke, Raymond Chan
  • Patent number: 11109839
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for displaying a 3D ultrasound image volume in a desired view orientation. A 3D ultrasound image can be acquired of an anatomical feature in a patient. The actual orientation of the anatomical feature can be determined in space. The 3D ultrasound image including the anatomical feature can be displayed such that the anatomical feature is positioned in a selected orientation that is different than the actual orientation, and in relation to a lighting model for generating lighting and shadowing on the anatomical feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: David Nigel Roundhill
  • Patent number: 11109840
    Abstract: A medium of interest is interrogated according to ultrasound elastography imaging. A preliminary elasticity-spatial-map is formed. This map is calibrated against a reference elasticity-spatial-map that comprises an array (232) of different (240) elasticity values. The reference map is formed to be reflective of ultrasonic shear wave imaging of a reference medium. The reference medium is not, nor located at, the medium of interest, and may be homogeneous. Shear waves that are propagating in a medium are tracked by interrogating the medium. From tracking locations on opposite sides of an ablated-tissue border, propagation delay of a shear wave in the medium and of another shear wave are measured. The two shear waves result from respectively different pushes (128) that are separately issued. A processor decides, based on a function of the two delays, that the border crosses between the two locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: William Shi, Ajay Anand, Sheng-Wen Huang, Shriram Sethuraman, Hua Xie
  • Patent number: 11112478
    Abstract: The invention provides for a magnetic resonance imaging system (100) for acquiring MRF magnetic resonance data (144) from a subject (118) within a region of interest (109). The magnetic resonance imaging system comprises a processor (130) for controlling the magnetic resonance imaging system and a memory (134) for storing machine executable instructions (140) and MRF pulse sequence commands (142). The MRF pulse sequence commands are configured for controlling the magnetic resonance imaging system to acquire the MRF magnetic resonance data according to a magnetic resonance fingerprinting protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Peter Boernert, Thomas Erik Amthor, Mariya Ivanova Doneva, Fabian Wenzel
  • Patent number: 11112441
    Abstract: There is provided a portable device (100) for monitoring a subject and detecting a source of interference for the portable device (100). The portable device (100) comprises a detector (102) configured to detect the presence of interference in an environment of the portable device (100). The portable device (100) also comprises a processor (104) configured to determine a strength of the interference in the environment of the portable device (100) and to control a user interface (106) to provide an output at a frequency that depends on the determined interference strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Hansjoerg Geywitz, Albrecht Reinhard Kinzkofer
  • Patent number: 11110619
    Abstract: The present application relates to a domestic appliance (1) comprising a mechanical function unit (2) having a movable member (3), a housing (4) containing a motor (5) to operate the movable member to carry out a primary function of the appliance, and an electrical function unit (6) having an electrically operative member (7) to perform a secondary function of the appliance that supports the primary function performed by the mechanical function unit. The electrical function unit comprises a module (8) positioned between the mechanical function unit and the housing. The electrical function unit comprises a generator to convert mechanical energy generated by the motor located in the housing into electrical energy to power the electrically operative member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Geert-Jan Darwinkel
  • Patent number: 11114900
    Abstract: An intermediate device for supporting a power transfer to an electromagnetic load (505) from a power transmitter (201) comprises a resonance circuit (507) including an inductor (801) and a capacitor (803) where the inductor (801) is arranged to couple to the power transmitter (201) through a first surface area (509) and to the electromagnetic load (505) through a second surface area (511). The resonance circuit (507) is arranged to 5 concentrate energy of the power transfer electromagnetic signal from the first surface area (509) towards the second surface area (511). The device further comprises a communicator (807) for exchanging messages with the power transmitter (201). The communicator (807) transmits a request message to the power transmitter (201) comprising a request for the power transmitter (201) to generate a measurement electromagnetic signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Andries Van Wageningen
  • Patent number: 11112471
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to inductively feeding a RF coil (9) for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and in particular to a system comprising a RF coil (9) for magnetic resonance imaging and at least one feeding coil (14) for inductively feeding the RF coil (9) with an RF signal, and further to a method for inductively feeding a RF coil (9) for magnetic resonance imaging with at least one RF signal. According to the invention, in this system, the at least one feeding coil (14) is configured and arranged for feeding the RF signal into a conductive coil element (10) of the RF coil (9) at a first position and at a second position, the first position being different from the second position, wherein the direction of the magnetic field of the RF signal at the first position is different from the magnetic field of the RF signal at the second position. In this way, the invention provides for an inductive RF feeding of a resonator which can be achieved in a compensated way, i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Christoph Leussler, Oliver Lips
  • Patent number: 11109764
    Abstract: The invention describes a single heat flux sensor arrangement (1) comprising a sensor (10) comprising a layer (100) of thermally insulating material, an inner temperature measurement means (S1) arranged at an inner region of the insulating layer (100) and an outer temperature measurement means (S2) arranged at an outer region of the insulating layer (100); an evaluation unit (11) adapted to receive a temperature input from the inner 5 temperature measurement means (S1) and to receive a temperature input from the outer temperature measurement means (S2); and a heating means (12, S2) realized to deliberately raise the temperature of a region of the insulating layer (100). The invention further describes a non-invasive method of measuring a core body temperature (T0) of a subject (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Edwin Gerardus Johannus Maria Bongers, Antonius Hermanus Maria Blom
  • Patent number: 11110239
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to a pressure support system configured to identify respiratory events of a subject. The system is configured to produce and analyze signals pertaining to one or more parameters of the pressurized flow of breathable gas to identify respiratory events. The respiratory events may include coughs and/or other respiratory events. The parameters may comprise a pressure, flow and/or volume of the pressurized flow of breathable gas. In some embodiments, cough detection may be based on a vibration in pressure, a negative spike in flow, a cessation in flow, and/or a large insufflation. In some embodiments, the system comprises one or more of a pressure generator, a subject interface, one or more sensors, a processor, a user interface, electronic storage, and/or other components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: David Troxell, William Anthony Truschel
  • Patent number: 11110241
    Abstract: A cushion member (100, 200) for a patient interface device (4) that includes a sealing portion (110, 210) having a flap portion (111, 211) including a first layer (116, 216) and a second layer (118, 218) mechanically bonded to the first layer. The first layer is structured to engage a face of a patient and is made of a fabric material. The second layer is made of a material selected from the group consisting of a monomer, a polymer, and a mixture of a monomer and a polymer. A base portion (170, 270) is bonded to the second layer. The base portion is structured to be coupled to a gas delivery conduit (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Harold Allen Lockhart, Derrick Blake Andrews
  • Patent number: D930243
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Gael Louis Jacques Prat-Pfister