Patents Assigned to Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO
  • Patent number: 10818927
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a Lithium battery with a substrate current collector formed of pillars on a substrate face, wherein the method comprises: forming elongate and aligned structures forming electrically conductive pillars on the substrate face with upstanding pillar walls; wherein the pillars are formed with a first electrode, a solid state electrolyte layer provided on the first electrode; and a second electrode layer, wherein the pillars are dimensioned in such a way that adjacent pillars are merged and a topstrate current collector is formed of complementary interspace structures between the merged pillars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Lucas Augustinus Haverkate, Sandeep Unnikrishnan, Dorothee Christine Hermes
  • Publication number: 20200334832
    Abstract: Moving objects are detected from a temporal sequence of images captured from successive viewpoints. Image flow vectors are computed from the temporal sequence of images, for example of flow between difference images derived from the sequence. An average direction of the image flow vectors associated with displacement of image areas between a first image and a second image derived from temporal sequence of images is computed. Preferably, a method of averaging is used that is designed to suppress the effect of outliers. Regions are determined in the first image. For each of the identified regions along range of positions along the computed average direction from a position of the identified region, it is determined whether or not there is a match between first image content in the identified region in the first image and second image content in a patch located within said range of positions in the second image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Richard Jacobus Maria DEN HOLLANDER, Jan BAAN
  • Publication number: 20200336098
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a photovoltaic roadway assembly, to the use of a primer layer comprising thermally reversible crosslinks, to a method of assembling a photovoltaic roadway assembly, and to a method of replacing at least part of a top layer in a photovoltaic roadway. The photovoltaic roadway assembly of the invention comprises a support, one or more photovoltaic modules assembled to said support, and a top layer, said top layer being attached to said one or more photovoltaic modules with a primer layer, wherein said primer layer comprises at least one organic polymer with thermally reversible crosslinks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Hartmut Rudolf FISCHER, Stan Anton Willem KLERKS, Daniël Hendrik TURKENBURG
  • Publication number: 20200329353
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a message distribution system configured to provide traffic messages received by at least one base station of a telecommunications network to at least one traffic control system capable of controlling traffic infrastructure. The message distribution system comprises a detection module and a routing module. The detection module is configured to detect traffic messages from user devices in a radio coverage area of the at least one base station. The routing module is configured to access association information associating at least one routing address of the at least one traffic control system with the radio coverage area of the at least one base station and to route the detected traffic messages to the at least one routing address associated with the radio coverage area of the at least one base station receiving the traffic messages from the user devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicants: Koninklijke KPN N.V., Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast-Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO
    Inventor: Antonius Hendrikus Johannes Norp
  • Publication number: 20200322125
    Abstract: The computation efficiency of distributed secure implementation of the computation of a (sum of) products of values Vi, Wi from different servers on a distributed computing system is improved by generation of coefficients of a first polynomial and second polynomial by a first server. The first polynomial P has all numbers Xi from a first data set on the first server as roots. The second polynomial Q has values Q(Xi)=Vi for the numbers Xi from the first data set. The first device transmits coefficients of the first and second polynomial P, Q to a second server in encrypted form. The second sever computes encrypted values <P(Xi?)> and <Q(Xi?)> of the first and second polynomial P, Q for a number Xi? in a second set from the encrypted coefficients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO
    Inventor: Peter Joannes Mathias VEUGEN
  • Patent number: 10794825
    Abstract: A method and system for measuring a sample property (X) by means of photonic circuit (10). The photonic circuit (10) comprises at least two photonic sensors (11, 12) configured to modulate the light according to respective output signals (S1,S2) with periodically recurring signal values (V1, V2). The photonic sensors (11, 12) comprise a low range sensor (11) with a relatively low range or high sensitivity for measuring a change (?X) of the sample property (X) and a high range sensor (12) with a relatively high range or low sensitivity to measure the change (?X) of the sample property (X). The sample property (X) is calculated by combining the output signals (S1, S2) of the sensors (11, 12). Particularly, the second output signal (S2) of the high range sensor (12) is used to distinguish between recurring signal values (V1) in the first output signal (S1) of the low range sensor (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Peter Johan Harmsma, Bart Michiel de Boer
  • Patent number: 10797939
    Abstract: The invention relates to a node for communication between a first network and an second network and coupled to a controller in the second network via a first communication route. The node and controller form a virtualised home gateway platform. The node is arranged to access a second communication route and also to couple to the controller via the second communication route upon connection failure of the first communication route. This reconnects the node to the controller thereby maintaining a route for transmission of data streams and downloads into the home environment but also re-establishes control signalling within the virtualised home gateway platform and therefore also within the home network. A system for performing gateway functions between a first network and an second network, and a method of maintaining connection between a node and a controller, are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignees: Koninklijke KPN N.V., Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast-Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Shuang Zhang, Frank Den Hartog, Miodrag Djurica
  • Patent number: 10793927
    Abstract: The invention relates to an improved process for separating lignin and monomeric sugars from a liquor comprising lignin and monomeric sugars in a solvent mixture of water and at least one organic solvent, which employs membrane filtration techniques such as nanofiltration and selective water removal, preferably by permeation through a membrane which is selective for water molecules. The invention further relates to a modular system for executing the process according to the invention. The process and system according to the invention are particularly suitable to be incorporated with pre-treatment of lignocellulosic biomass, in particular by organosolv fractionation or solvolysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST-NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
    Inventors: Marc Matheus Antonius Van Tuel, Wouter Johannes Joseph Huijgen, Henk Martin Van Veen
  • Publication number: 20200309816
    Abstract: Atomic force microscopy system comprising an atomic force microscopy device and a substrate carrier having a carrier surface carrying a substrate. The substrate has a substrate main surface and a substrate scanning surface opposite the substrate main surface. The atomic force microscopy device comprises a scan head including a probe. The probe comprises a cantilever and a probe tip arranged on the cantilever. The atomic force device further comprises an actuator cooperating with at least one of the scan head or the substrate carrier for moving the probe tip and the substrate carrier relative to each other in one or more directions parallel to the carrier surface for scanning of the substrate scanning surface with the probe tip. A signal application actuator applies, during said scanning, an acoustic input signal to the substrate, said acoustic input signal generating a first displacement field in a first displacement direction only.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Laurent FILLINGER, Paul Louis Maria Joseph VAN NEER, Daniele PIRAS, Marcus Johannes VAN DER LANS, Maarten Hubertus VAN ES, Hamed SADEGHIAN MARNANI
  • Publication number: 20200291138
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an improved process for biorefinery of brown macroalgae, which comprises: (a) contacting the brown macroalgae with a solvent system comprising at least 30 wt % organic solvent, to obtain extracted macroalgae as solid residue and a liquor; and (b) biorefining the extracted macroalgae. The inventors have found that the contacting of step (a) results in an efficient and cost-effective dewatering of the macroalgae, wherein up to 95 wt % of the internal moisture of the macroalgae could be lost without the need for energy-consuming drying techniques. As such, the downstream biorefinery of the extracted macroalgae is greatly facilitated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Adrianus Theodorus Smit, Wouter Johannes Joseph Huijgen
  • Publication number: 20200287502
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a photovoltaic roadway assembly, to a method of assembling the photovoltaic roadway assembly, and to a method of replacing one or more photovoltaic modules in the photovoltaic roadway assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Karl Everhardus SEWALT, Stan Anton Willem KLERKS, Marloes Annet van PUT
  • Publication number: 20200287066
    Abstract: A semiconductor substrate (1) having an active region (2) and a first surface and a second surface facing each other. A first type of passivating layer (5) is present for providing an electrical contact of a first conductivity type on a part of the first surface of the semiconductor substrate (1). A dielectric layer (4) is provided between the first type of passivating layer (5) and an active region (2) of the semiconductor substrate (1). Doping of the first conductivity type is provided in a layer (3) of the active region (2) of the semiconductor substrate (1) near the first surface. The lateral dopant level in the layer (3) of the active region (2) near the first surface is substantially uniform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Maciej Krzyszto Stodolny, Lambert Johan Geerligs, Evert Eugène Bende, John Anker
  • Publication number: 20200287065
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dopant enhanced silicon based solar cell and method of manufacturing thereof. The solar cell includes on a surface of the silicon substrate a layer stack including a thin oxide layer and a polysilicon layer, the thin oxide layer being arranged as a tunnel oxide layer in-between the surface of the substrate and the polysilicon layer. The solar cell is provided with fire-through metal contacts arranged on the layer stack locally penetrating into the polysilicon layer. The silicon substrate is provided at the side of the surface with a dopant species that creates a dopant profile of a first conductivity type in the silicon substrate. The dopant profile in the silicon substrate has a maximal dopant level between about 1×10+18 and about 3×10+19 atoms/cm3 and a depth of at least 200 nm within the substrate to a dopant atom level of 1×10+17 atoms/cm3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Maciej Krzyszto Stodolny, John Anker, Martien Koppes, Ingrid Gerdina Romijn, Lambert Johan Geerligs
  • Publication number: 20200283918
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a method for producing lactate. The method of the invention comprises electrochemically oxidising a catalyst at an anode, and using oxidised catalyst to oxidise propylene glycol and form lactate, thereby reducing the said oxidised catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Roel Johannes Martinus BISSELINK, Roman LATSUZBAIA, Anca ANASTASOPOL, Earl Lawrence Vincent GOETHEER
  • Patent number: 10770756
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a battery with a substrate current collector, wherein the method comprises: forming elongate and aligned electrically conductive structures on the substrate face with upstanding walls; wherein the walls are formed with a first electrode layer covering said walls, and a solid state electrolyte layer provided on the first electrode layer; and wherein a second electrode layer is formed by covering the electrolyte layer with an electrode layer; and forming a top current collector layer in electrical contact with the second electrode layer, wherein the second electrode layer is shielded from the conductive structure by an insulator covering a part of said conductive structure adjacent an end side thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Lucas Augustinus Haverkate, Sandeep Unnikrishnan, Dorothee Christine Hermes
  • Patent number: 10769959
    Abstract: A night vision goggles aided flight simulator system (100) and method for simulating night flight operations. The system comprises a computer (5) programmed with flight simulator software to calculate a flight simulator image (A1,A2); a projection screen (1) configured to receive the flight simulator image (A1,A2); a light projector (2) configured to project the flight simulator image (A1,A2) onto the projection screen (1); and a view tracking device (3) configured to measure a viewing vector (V) of a night vision device (4). The system (100) is configured to mask the projected flight simulator image (A1,A2) as a function of the measured viewing vector (V).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Pieter Bijl, Frank Leonard Kooi
  • Publication number: 20200279968
    Abstract: A back-contacted solar cell based on a silicon substrate of p-type conductivity has a front surface for receiving radiation and a rear surface. The rear surface is provided with a tunnel oxide layer and a doped polysilicon layer of n-type conductivity. The tunnel oxide layer and the patterned doped polysilicon layer of n-type conductivity form a patterned layer stack provided with gaps in the patterned layer stack. An Al—Si alloyed contact is arranged within each of the gaps, in electrical contact with a base layer of the substrate, and one or more Ag contacts are arranged on the patterned doped polysilicon layer and in electrical contact with the patterned doped polysilicon layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Evert Eugène Bende, Yu Wu, John Anker
  • Patent number: 10761315
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the invention, there is provided a mirror structure for adaptive optics devices, characterized in that it comprises: an elastically deformable layer in response to an applied force, said deformable layer comprising a central portion reflective to said an incident light beam (F); a support substrate positioned spaced with respect to said deformable layer; a spacer element connected to said elastically deformable layer and support substrate and positioned there between, said spacer element being arranged so that the separation distance between said first and second inner surface is in the range between 2 and 100 micron; an inner chamber at least partially defined by said first and substrate and by said spacer element, said inner chamber containing a pressurized gas (G); an actuator system capable of causing a deformation of said central portion counteracting the pressure of said pressurized gas; wherein, in use, said central portion is deformed according to profiles such as to control
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Erwin John van Zwet, Teunis Cornelis van den Dool, Evert Nieuwkoop
  • Patent number: 10759728
    Abstract: The invention relates to an improved process and system for the synthesis of dimethyl ether (DME) from a feedstock comprising H2 and COx, wherein x=1-2. The process according to the invention comprises (a) subjecting the gaseous mixture comprising synthesis gas originating from step (c) to DME synthesis by contacting it with a catalyst capable of converting synthesis gas to DME to obtain a gaseous mixture comprising DME; (b) subjecting a gaseous mixture comprising the gaseous mixture originating from step (a) to a separation-enhanced reverse water gas shift reaction; and (c) subjecting the gaseous mixture originating from step (b) to DME/synthesis gas separation to obtain DME and a gaseous mixture comprising synthesis gas, which is recycled to step (a). Herein, the feedstock is introduced in step (a) or step (b) and the molar ratio of H2 to COx in the gaseous mixture which is subjected to step (b) is at least (x+0.8). Also a system for performing the reaction according to the invention is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST-NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
    Inventors: Franciscus Petrus Felix Van Berkel, Hendricus Adrianus Johannes Van Dijk, Paul Dean Cobden, Willem Gerrit Haije, Jaap Ferdinand Vente
  • Patent number: 10759719
    Abstract: Propellant charges or grains having printed layers of two or more energetic materials are described along with methods for preparing and using them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Michiel Hannes Straathof, Christoffel Adrianus Van Driel