Patents by Inventor Alexander Cornelis Geerlings

Alexander Cornelis Geerlings has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210187177
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a drive unit (20) for a breast pump, comprising a housing (21), internal components (22) arranged in the housing (21), and a suspension (17), wherein the internal components (22) are mechanically coupled to each other to form a unit which is mechanically coupled to the housing (21) by way of the suspension (17).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: PETER ADRIANUS ALBERT KEMPS, ALEXANDER VAN ROOIJEN, ALEXANDER CORNELIS GEERLINGS
  • Patent number: 10729875
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a system configured to adjust the duration of individual sensory stimuli provided to a subject. The system is configured to determine a current amount of slow wave activity in the subject, responsive to the subject being presently in slow wave sleep, control one or more sensory stimulators to provide the individual sensory stimuli to the subject, determine habituation of the subject to the individual sensory stimuli and, responsive to the slow wave activity in the subject for a period of time following the providing of the individual sensory stimuli showing habituation, adjust the duration of the individual sensory stimuli.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Alexander Cornelis Geerlings, Gary Nelson Garcia Molina, Stefan Pfundtner
  • Publication number: 20190150879
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods for characterizing at least one anatomical parameter of an upper airway of a patient by analysing spectral properties of an utterance, comprising: a mechanical coupler comprising means for restricting the jaw position of the patient; means for recording an utterance; and processing means for determining at least one anatomical parameter of the upper airway from the recorded utterance and comparing the recorded utterance to a threshold value. In addition the present invention relates to the use of the above mentioned systems as a diagnostics tool for assessing obstructive sleep apnea.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Stijn DE WAELE, Stefan WINTER, Alexander Cornelis GEERLINGS
  • Patent number: 10182787
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods for characterizing at least one anatomical parameter of an upper airway of a patient by analysing spectral properties of an utterance, comprising: a mechanical coupler comprising means for restricting the jaw position of the patient; means for recording an utterance; and processing means for determining at least one anatomical parameter of the upper airway from the recorded utterance and comparing the recorded utterance to a threshold value. In addition the present invention relates to the use of the above mentioned systems as a diagnostics tool for assessing obstructive sleep apnea.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Stijn De Waele, Stefan Winter, Alexander Cornelis Geerlings
  • Publication number: 20170340854
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a system configured to adjust the duration of individual sensory stimuli provided to a subject. The system is configured to determine a current amount of slow wave activity in the subject, responsive to the subject being presently in slow wave sleep, control one or more sensory stimulators to provide the individual sensory stimuli to the subject, determine habituation of the subject to the individual sensory stimuli and, responsive to the slow wave activity in the subject for a period of time following the providing of the individual sensory stimuli showing habituation, adjust the duration of the individual sensory stimuli.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: ALEXANDER CORNELIS GEERLINGS, GARY NELSON GARCIA MOLINA, STEFAN PFUNDTNER
  • Patent number: 9500302
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for attenuating noise produced by steam flowing through a pipe, comprising the steps of providing a pipe arrangement (10), which comprises an inner pipe (12) that defines in its inside an inner flow channel (14) which progresses in pipe direction (16) of the inner pipe (12), and an outer pipe (18) that surrounds the inner pipe (12) and progresses substantially parallel thereto, thereby defining an outer flow channel (20) between the two pipes (12, 18) which is substantially parallel to the inner flow channel (14), establishing a steam flow (22) in and along the inner flow channel (14), and establishing a water flow (28) in and along the outer flow channel (20), said water flow (28) being adapted to attenuate a noise produced by said steam flow (22) flowing through the inner flow channel (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Alexander Cornelis Geerlings, Jan Sietsma
  • Patent number: 9278167
    Abstract: The present application relates to a breast pump system comprising a pump unit, an actuator for driving the pump unit, and a power supply for supplying electrical power to the actuator, and also to a method for use in such as system. An actuator speed regulating module is provided to drive the actuator at a first speed when the pump unit is turned on, and to continue to drive the actuator at a second speed higher than the first speed after a load on the actuator reaches a predetermined level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Arnold Aalders, Michiel Dirk Augustinus Bijloo, Alexander Cornelis Geerlings, Godefridus Gertruda Willem Beulen, Theodorus Johannes Adrianus Maria Den Bekker
  • Publication number: 20150209497
    Abstract: The present application relates to a breast pump system comprising a pump unit, an actuator for driving the pump unit, and a power supply for supplying electrical power to the actuator, and also to a method for use in such as system. An actuator speed regulating module is provided to drive the actuator at a first speed when the pump unit is turned on, and to continue to drive the actuator at a second speed higher than the first speed after a load on the actuator reaches a predetermined level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: Arnold Aalders, Michiel Dirk Augustinus Bijloo, Alexander Cornelis Geerlings, Godefridus Gertruda Willem Beulen, Theodorus Johannes Adrianus Maria Den Bekker
  • Publication number: 20140276228
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods for characterizing at least one anatomical parameter of an upper airway of a patient by analysing spectral properties of an utterance, comprising: a mechanical coupler comprising means for restricting the jaw position of the patient; means for recording an utterance; and processing means for determining at least one anatomical parameter of the upper airway from the recorded utterance and comparing the recorded utterance to a threshold value. In addition the present invention relates to the use of the above mentioned systems as a diagnostics tool for assessing obstructive sleep apnea.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Stijn De Waele, Stefan Winter, Alexander Cornelis Geerlings
  • Publication number: 20140257126
    Abstract: Provided are systems and methods for combined respiratory therapy and respiratory monitoring. A respiratory therapy and respiratory monitoring apparatus as described herein may include a spacer portion having first and second ends, wherein the first end includes a patient interface and the second end includes a respiratory therapy device. A monitoring device such as, for example, a microphone is incorporated into the spacer portion so as to record sounds from within the apparatus. The sounds may be processed and otherwise analyzed to derive one or more characteristics therefrom. These characteristics may be used to make one or more determinations relevant to the monitored and treated patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Teunis Johannes Vink, Rene Martinus Maria Derkx, Alberto Fazzi, Alexander Cornelis Geerlings, Cornelis Pieter Janse, Jakob Van De Laar, David Paul Walker
  • Publication number: 20140202548
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for attenuating noise produced by steam flowing through a pipe, comprising the steps of providing a pipe arrangement (10), which comprises an inner pipe (12) that defines in its inside an inner flow channel (14) which progresses in pipe direction (16) of the inner pipe (12), and an outer pipe (18) that surrounds the inner pipe (12) and progresses substantially parallel thereto, thereby defining an outer flow channel (20) between the two pipes (12, 18) which is substantially parallel to the inner flow channel (14), establishing a steam flow (22) in and along the inner flow channel (14), and establishing a water flow (28) in and along the outer flow channel (20), said water flow (28) being adapted to attenuate a noise produced by said steam flow (22) flowing through the inner flow channel (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Alexander Cornelis Geerlings, Jan Sietsma
  • Patent number: 8310651
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a lithographic apparatus includes an illumination system configured to condition a radiation beam; a support constructed to support a patterning device, the patterning device being capable of imparting the radiation beam with a pattern in its cross-section to form a patterned radiation beam; a substrate table constructed to hold a substrate; a projection system configured to project the patterned radiation beam onto a target portion of the substrate, and a passive noise damper configured to dampen gas borne noise caused by movement of a movable part of the lithographic apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Peter Paul Hempenius, Johan Hendrik Geerke, Youssef Karel Maria De Vos, Nicolaas Bernardus Roozen, Erwin Antonius Henricus Fransiscus Van Den Boogaert, Alexander Cornelis Geerlings
  • Publication number: 20090195760
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a lithographic apparatus includes an illumination system configured to condition a radiation beam; a support constructed to support a patterning device, the patterning device being capable of imparting the radiation beam with a pattern in its cross-section to form a patterned radiation beam; a substrate table constructed to hold a substrate; a projection system configured to project the patterned radiation beam onto a target portion of the substrate, and a passive noise damper configured to dampen gas borne noise caused by movement of a movable part of the lithographic apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Applicant: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Peter Paul HEMPENIUS, Johan Hendrik GEERKE, Youssef Karel Maria DE VOS, Nicolaas Bernardus ROOZEN, Erwin Antoniu Fransiscus VAN DEN BOOGAERT, Alexander Cornelis GEERLINGS