Patents Assigned to Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
  • Publication number: 20190229285
    Abstract: A hybrid organic-inorganic solar cell is provided that includes a substrate, a transparent conductive oxide (TCO) layer deposited on the substrate, an n-type electron transport material (ETM) layer, a p-type hole transport material (HTM) layer, an i-type perovskite layer, and an electrode layer, where the substrate layers are arranged in an n-i-p stack, or a p-i-n stack, where the passivating barrier layer is disposed between the layers of the (i) perovskite and HTM, (ii) perovskite and ETM, (iii) perovskite and HTM, and perovskite and ETM, or (iv) TCO and ETM, and ETM and perovskite, and perovskite and HTM, or (v) substrate and TCO, and TCO and ETM, and ETM and perovskite, and perovskite layer and HTM, or (vi) a pair of ETM layers, or (vii) a pair of HTM layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
    Inventors: Yinghuan Kuang, Rudolf Emmanuel Isidore Schropp, Dibyashree Koushik, Mariadriana Creatore, Sjoerd Veenstra
  • Patent number: 10350014
    Abstract: Some embodiments are directed to a surgical robotic system for use in a surgical procedure, including a surgical arm having a movable arm part for mounting of a surgical instrument having at least one degree-of-freedom to enable longitudinal movement of the surgical instrument towards a surgical target. Some other embodiments are directed to a human machine interface for receiving positioning commands from a human operator for controlling the longitudinal movement of the surgical instrument, and an actuator configured for actuating the movable arm part to effect the longitudinal movement of the surgical instrument, and controlled by a processor in accordance with the positioning commands and a virtual bound. The virtual bound establishes a transition in the control of the longitudinal movement of the surgical instrument in a direction towards the surgical target. The virtual bound is determined, during use of the surgical robotic system, based on the positioning commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
    Inventors: Maarten Joannes Beelen, Gerrit Jacobus Lambertus Naus, Hildebert Christiaan Matthijs Meenink, Marc Joseph Dominique De Smet
  • Patent number: 10330676
    Abstract: A target analyte in a matrix is sensed using a sensor device having protrusions [500] such as e.g. nanorods, containing free charge carriers. Conformational molecules [504, 506] are bound at a first end to the protrusions, and bound at a second end to a label [502] e.g. a nanoparticle, that is free to move relative to the protrusions. The conformational molecule changes its conformation when bound to the analyte, thereby changing the distance and/or the relative orientation of the label to the protrusion. Energy [510] is used to excite free electrons in the protrusion near a plasmon resonance and resulting optical radiation [514] at wavelengths near the plasmon resonance wavelength is detected [516] and analyzed [518] to determined the presence/concentration of the analyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
    Inventors: Peter Zijlstra, Menno Willem José Prins
  • Patent number: 10324261
    Abstract: Improved passive optical coupling to photonic integrated circuit (PIC) chips is provided. An interposer unit (108) having one or more flexible optical waveguide members (112, 114, 116) is employed. The flexible optical waveguide members are coupled to the PIC chip (118) via their tips. The PIC chip includes alignment features to facilitate lateral, vertical and longitudinal passive alignment of the flexible optical waveguide members to on-chip optical waveguides of the PIC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
    Inventors: Xaverius Jacques Maria Leijtens, Rui Manuel Lemos Álvares dos Santos
  • Patent number: 10213297
    Abstract: Various inserts, called shapers and spacers, are provided for controlling tissue engineered heart valve (TEHV) leaflet geometry during culture. These inserts will prevent TEHV leaflet retraction during culture, be able to control the leaflet geometry during culture, enable culturing TEHV leaflets with a larger coaptation area, control the height of the coaptation area, maintain TEHV leaflet curvatures, and/or enable possibilities to culture TEHV leaflets in open configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignees: UNIVERSITAET ZUERICH, TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
    Inventors: Bart Sanders, Sandra Vossen-Loerakker, Anita Driessen-Mol, Simon Philipp Hoerstrup, Franciscus Petrus Thomas Baaijens
  • Publication number: 20190022278
    Abstract: A solubilized notochordal cell matrix powder dissolved in a carrier solvent or formed as a gel is provided. The notochordal cell matrix powder originates from lyophilized and treated porcine nucleus pulposus tissue containing notochordal cells. The powder contains less than 20% of porcine nucleid acids, and the powder contains a substantially unchanged amount of porcine protein content compared to the originating porcine nucleus pulposus tissue. The solubilized notochordal cell matrix powder is capable of stimulating native or stem cells to proliferate and produce a significant increase inglycosaminoglycansand type-II collagen matrix. Embodiments of the invention can be used for the disc regenerative treatment of discogenic back and neck pain in an orthopaedic and/or pharmaceutical setting/approach.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
    Inventors: Keita Ito, de Vries Henricus Stefen Antonius
  • Publication number: 20180358823
    Abstract: A power conversion and energy storage device is provided that includes port A, port B, port C, port D, an internal battery cell Bt1 having a negative pole connected to port C and a positive pole connected to port D, internal nodes N1 and internal node N2, an inductor L1 having a negative terminal connected node N1 and a positive terminal connected to node N2, a switch S1 configured to open or close an electrical connection between port A and the node N1, a switch S3 configured to open or close an electrical connection between port C and node N1, a switch S2 configured to open or close an electrical connection between port B and node N2, and a switch S4 configured to open or close an electrical connection between port D and node N2, where a modular battery unit is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
    Inventors: Erik Lemmen, Jorge Luiz Duarte, Marco Cornélis Marcel Drabbe, Jeroen Richard Gertruda Maar
  • Patent number: 10123890
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a preform by means of an electrospinning process. The present invention also relates to the use of the present preform as a substrate for growing human or animal tissue thereon. The present invention furthermore relates to a method for growing human or animal tissue on a substrate, wherein the present preform is used as the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
    Inventor: Franciscus Petrus Thomas Baaijens
  • Patent number: 10012794
    Abstract: A 3×3 multi-mode interference coupling device having a length L and a width W, a center input port between a pair of outer input ports, where each outer input port is displaced from the center input port by a distance W/3, and a center output port between a pair of outer output ports, where each outer output port is displaced from the center output port by a distance W/3, where the device is supports Cbar, Ccen, and a Cx coupling coefficients therein, when the outer input ports are equally excited with an input signal having a 180° phase difference, Ccen from each outer input port destructively interferes when the propagation length L is an integer number of L?/2, where the device outputs equal intensity laser modes from each outer output port when the propagation length is an integer multiple of L?/2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
    Inventors: Domenico D'Agostino, Daan Lenstra
  • Patent number: 10009568
    Abstract: A system and method for displaying visual focus points of meeting participants uses an image capture device to generate a real-time graphical representation of a physical meeting space containing collocated meeting participants. Remote display devices display the real-time graphical representation of the physical meeting space. Each remote display device is associated with a remote meeting participant located at a remote location. A viewpoint monitoring mechanism determines a remote participant visual point of focus within the real-time graphical representation. A remote participant simulator located in the physical meeting space has a unique remote participant representation for each remote meeting participant and a remote participant visual point of focus indicator associated with each remote participant representation to simulate the remote participant visual point of focus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignees: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
    Inventors: Jason Benjamin Ellis, Thomas D. Erickson, Karin Niemantsverdriet, Bin Xu
  • Patent number: 9999367
    Abstract: An improved fetal ST monitoring system and method is provided using an ECG monitoring system collecting a plurality of T/QRS segments of a fetus, and a data analysis computer system connected to the ECG monitoring system calculating from the plurality of T/QRS segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
    Inventors: Rik Vullings, Swan Gie Oei
  • Patent number: 9998016
    Abstract: Some embodiments are directed to an AC/DC converter comprising a first AC terminal for connection to a first AC circuit terminal, a neutral line terminal for connection to a neutral AC circuit terminal, a common node, a first AC side active bridge coupled between the first AC terminal and the common node, and a neutral voltage lift capacitor coupled between the neutral line terminal and the common node. The converter comprises first and second DC terminals, and a capacitor between the first and second terminals. A DC-side active bridge is coupled between the first and second terminals. An inductor is coupled between switchable nodes of the first AC side active bridge and the DC side active bridge. A controller is arranged to control the first AC side active bridge and the DC-side active bridge so to alternate voltage across the first AC terminal and the neutral line terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
    Inventor: Bastiaan Joannes Daniël Vermulst
  • Patent number: 9917515
    Abstract: The extended commutation cell (ECC) is a four-port, four-switch cell that allows for bidirectional energy transport in two orthogonal directions throughout the cell. By cascading multiple cells, a multilevel converter can be constructed with a high number of levels. The voltage across each cell capacitor can be adjusted independently of the load, resulting in high flexibility in output levels. Improved fault tolerance is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
    Inventors: Erik Lemmen, Jorge Luiz Duarte
  • Patent number: 9877852
    Abstract: The disclosure lies in the field of regenerative medicine and relates to an implant having a matrix material, and a method for manufacturing an implant having matrix material. The disclosure further relates to a crimped implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignees: Xeltis, BV, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
    Inventors: Tom Lavrijsen, Anandkumar Nandakumar, Martijn Antonius Johannes Cox, Franciscus Petrus Thomas Baaijens, Anton Bosman, Carolina Victoria Catharina Bouten, Tristan Mes, Patricia Yvonne Wilhelmina Dankers, Serge Hendrikus Mathijs Söntjens, Henricus Marie Janssen
  • Patent number: 9876329
    Abstract: An optical interconnect device is provided that includes a first vertical cavity of surface emitting laser (VCSEL), connected in parallel with a second VCSEL, an optical coupler that is configured to direct the light output from the first VCSEL and the second VCSEL to a single optical fiber, where a common connection of each VCSEL is controlled using a MOSFET/inverter, where in normal operation only one of the first VCSEL or the second VCSEL is enabled, where a common connection of each VCSEL is not directly connected to a ground, and a microcontroller that is configured to switch output from the first VCSEL to the second VCSEL in the event of failure by the first VCSEL, where a failure of the first VCSEL does not result a communication in link failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
    Inventors: Oded Raz, Teng Li
  • Publication number: 20180015202
    Abstract: A supramolecular polymer blend includes a thermoplastic elastomer functionalized with at least one bis-urea moiety and a functional component which is functionalized with at least one bis-urea moiety which is present in an amount of 0.5-40 wt % based on the total mass of the polymer blend. The functional component is selected from polyalkylene glycol, betaine, polysaccharide, zwitterion, polyol or taurine and derivatives thereof. Implants including the polymer blend and a process to manufacture the implants are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Applicant: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
    Inventors: Patricia DANKERS, Björne MOLLET, Samaneh KHEYRROOZ, Bastiaan IPPEL, Henk KEIZER, Geert VAN ALMEN, Frank BAAIJENS
  • Patent number: 9694193
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for treating biological cells in an object, the device comprising: —a single winding coil element; —an electrical generator connected to the single winding coil element, the single winding being configured to be positioned essentially around the object; wherein the electrical generator is configured to discharge into the single winding coil element so that the single winding coil element generates a short duration pulsed electromagnetic field by magnetic induction in the single winding coil element, the electromagnetic field having a field strength that is sufficiently high to affect, preferably increase the permeability of cell membranes and/or intracellular membranes of the biological cells contained in the object when in operation the object is placed inside the single winding coil element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
    Inventors: Johannes Wilhelmus Maria Van Bree, August Johannes Marie Pemen, Eva Stoffels
  • Patent number: 9655681
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a surgical robot for performing surgery of the minimally invasive type, comprising an instrument manipulator having a manipulator front end, which is provided with an instrument receiver for receiving therein a surgical instrument, and manipulating means for, at least in use, manipulating the manipulator front end with respect to a patient body. The manipulator front end further comprises a container for receiving therein the surgical instrument. The invention further relates to an instrument manipulator, a combination of an operating table and a surgical robot, and a master-slave operating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
    Inventor: Hildebert Christiaan Matthijs Meenink
  • Patent number: 9614158
    Abstract: A method for forming a semiconductor body, the method comprising: forming a mixture of an organic semiconducting material and a binder material; causing the semiconducting material to at least partially solidify; and causing the binder material to crystallize in such a way as to cause the semiconducting material to at least partially segregate from the binder material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignees: CAMBRIDGE ENTERPRISE LIMITED, TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN, EIDGENOSSICHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZURICH
    Inventors: Henning Sirringhaus, Shalom Goffri, Rene A. J. Janssen, Christopher Paul Radano, Paul Smith, Christian Muller, Pascal Wolfer, Natalie Stingelin-Stutzmann
  • Patent number: 9566489
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a detection unit comprising detection means for detecting the occurrence of an event. The detection unit further comprises processing means for controlling the operation of the detection unit and communication means for transmitting and receiving activation signals for interacting with further detection units. The processing means are designed for placing the detection unit into active mode upon receipt of an incoming activation signal, and furthermore for transmitting, in the active mode, an outgoing activation signal to at least one of said further detection units upon detection of an event and placing the detection unit into passive mode. The invention further relates to a detection system comprising a multitude of detection units as described and to a method for controlling a detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
    Inventors: Markus Jozef De Graaf, Christiaan Joseph Jacobus Heger, Pepijn Rijnbout