Patents by Inventor Bartel Van De Sluis

Bartel Van De Sluis 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).

  • Patent number: 10004454
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a breath pacing device (10) for pacing the respiratory activity of a subject, comprising an output unit (12) for outputting a sequence of output signals, a control unit (16) provided to control the output unit, and an input unit (14) connected to or integrated into the output unit for generating an input signal related to a respiration characteristic of a subject. The control unit is provided to control the length of the sequence at least based on characteristics of the input signal. The invention is further related to a corresponding method for pacing the respiratory activity of a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Jan Krans, Bartel Van De Sluis, Juergen Vogt, Ronaldus Aarts, Tim Tijs, Bernardo Arnoldus Mulder, Paulus Dillen, Georgo Zorz Angelis, Roy Raymann, Petronella Zwartkruis-Pelgrim, Jia Du, Ype Brada, Maarten Van Den Boogaard
  • Publication number: 20160331305
    Abstract: To provide a breath pacing system and a corresponding method for pacing the respiratory activity of a subject that provide the possibility to adapt the output signal to the respiration characteristics of the subject automatically and effectively a breath pacing system (10) for pacing the respiratory activity of a subject and a respective method is proposed, comprising: an input unit (14) for generating or determining an input signal related to a respiration characteristic of a subject, a signal analyzing unit (16) provided to recognize a signal pattern within the input signal, and an output unit (12) for outputting output signals corresponding to a desired breathing sequence, wherein said output unit (12) is provided to be activated, upon a starting signal, to output a sequence of output signals comprising a signal pattern related to a previously recognized signal pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Jan Martijn KRANS, Bartel VAN DE SLUIS, Juergen VOGT, Ronaldus AARTS, Tim TIJS, Ype BRADA, Maarten VAN DEN BOOGAARD, Jan BENNIK, Roy RAYMANN, Petronella ZWARTKRUIS-PELGRIM, Jia DU
  • Patent number: 9392963
    Abstract: To provide a breath pacing system and a corresponding method for pacing the respiratory activity of a subject that provide the possibility to adapt the output signal to the respiration characteristics of the subject automatically and effectively a breath pacing system (10) for pacing the respiratory activity of a subject and a respective method is proposed, comprising: an input unit (14) for generating or determining an input signal related to a respiration characteristic of a subject, a signal analyzing unit (16) provided to recognize a signal pattern within the input signal, and an output unit (12) for outputting output signals corresponding to a desired breathing sequence, wherein said output unit (12) is provided to be activated, upon a starting signal, to output a sequence of output signals comprising a signal pattern related to a previously recognized signal pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Jan Martijn Krans, Bartel Van De Sluis, Juergen Vogt, Ronaldus Aarts, Tim Tijs, Ype Brada, Maarten Van Den Boogaard, Jan Bennik, Roy Raymann, Petronella Zwartkruis-Pelgrim, Jia Du
  • Publication number: 20130310636
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a breath pacing device (10) for pacing the respiratory activity of a subject, comprising an output unit (12) for outputting a sequence of output signals, a control unit (16) provided to control the output unit, and an input unit (14) connected to or integrated into the output unit for generating an input signal related to a respiration characteristic of a subject. The control unit is provided to control the length of the sequence at least based on characteristics of the input signal. The invention is further related to a corresponding method for pacing the respiratory activity of a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Jan Krans, Bartel Van De Sluis, Ronaldus Aarts, Tim Tijs, Bernardo Arnoldus Mulder, Paulus Dillen, Georgo Zorz Angelis, Roy Raymann, Juergen Vogt, Petronella Zwartkruis-Pelgrim, Jia Du, Ype Brada, Maarten Van Den Boogaard
  • Publication number: 20130231522
    Abstract: To provide a breath pacing system and a corresponding method for pacing the respiratory activity of a subject that provide the possibility to adapt the output signal to the respiration characteristics of the subject automatically and effectively a breath pacing system (10) for pacing the respiratory activity of a subject and a respective method is proposed, comprising: an input unit (14) for generating or determining an input signal related to a respiration characteristic of a subject, a signal analyzing unit (16) provided to recognize a signal pattern within the input signal, and an output unit (12) for outputting output signals corresponding to a desired breathing sequence, wherein said output unit (12) is provided to be activated, upon a starting signal, to output a sequence of output signals comprising a signal pattern related to a previously recognized signal pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Jan Martijn Krans, Bartel Van De Sluis, Juergen Vogt, Ronaldus Aarts, Tim Tijs, Ype Brada, Maarten Van Den Boogaard, Jan Bennik, Roy Raymann, Petronella Zwartkruis-Pelgrim, Jia Du
  • Publication number: 20120194095
    Abstract: A multi-dimensional controller (150) controls the multiple parameters of a lighting system (250). A track-ball (100) that provides three axes of rotation (101-103), for example, is used to control each of three lighting parameters, such as chrominance, luminance, and saturation. In like manner, intensity, direction, and diffusion control may be controlled by a device with three degrees of freedom/control. Force-feedback (120) is optionally provided to indicate divergence from established presets (220) or recommended operating conditions. Switches (130) and other control elements are also provided to store or recall preset parameters (220), override scheduled lighting settings, and so on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS, N.V.
    Inventors: Ian Ashdown, Damien Loveland, Allan Brent York, Aloysius Cornelis Arnoldus Maria Ketelaars, A.J.W.A. Vermeulen, Winfried Antonius Henricus Berkvens, Roel Peter Geert Cuppen, Antonius Adrianus Maria Marinus, Bartel Van De Sluis
  • Publication number: 20080091728
    Abstract: Retrieval of similar content item or documents is provided based on similarity of their location or place. A base location is determined, for example using a GPS device. Location of one or more identified anchor document(s), in a database for example, is determined by extracting location data. Then a first threshold is set based on a criterion distance determined between the base location and the anchor item location. A candidate document item location is identified and the location data for candidate content item may be extracted. A distance between the base location and the candidate location may be determined as a candidate distance. A candidate content item may be selected as similar for retrieval based on the first candidate distance and the first threshold. The notion of criterion distance-determined granularity for setting a threshold is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS, N.V.
    Inventors: Elmo Diederiks, Bartel Van De Sluis
  • Publication number: 20070147681
    Abstract: A system and method for representing a person in an electronic system. An image is obtained including an image of a target person. The image or a digital representation thereof, is processed to recognize a facial feature associated with the target person in the image. The target person's facial portion is then extracted from the image. The extracted target person's facial portion is displayed via a display interface associated with a same or separate and distinct electronic system to represent the target person when connected to that electronic system. An image capture device capturing the image obtained is adapted to take an image at a moment when a target person is smiling or when a target person is gazing towards capture device. An icon may be generated that includes the extracted target person's facial portion for representing the target user via a display interface associated with the electronic system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2004
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Applicant: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Bartel Van De Sluis
  • Publication number: 20070124694
    Abstract: A display including: a display surface (108, 300) for displaying content to a user; a computer system (110) for supplying the content to the display surface (108, 300) for display in a content window (112, 306) on the display surface (108, 300); and a recognition system (128) for recognizing a gesture of a user and defining at least one of a size, location, and content of the content window (112, 306) on the display surface (108, 300) based on the recognized gesture. The display can be a display mirror (108) for reflecting an image of the user at least when the content is not being displayed. Furthermore, the gesture can be a hand gesture of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2004
    Publication date: May 31, 2007
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Bartel Van De Sluis, Jan Horsten
  • Publication number: 20070009234
    Abstract: A method for displaying a pictorial item corresponding to an audio content item is provided. The method including: identifying one or more characteristics of the audio content item; searching a remote network (114) for the corresponding pictorial item based on the identified one or more characteristics; retrieving the corresponding pictorial item from the remote network; and displaying the pictorial item corresponding to the audio content item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2004
    Publication date: January 11, 2007
    Inventor: Bartel Van De Sluis
  • Publication number: 20060253451
    Abstract: A service is provided to a user of a mobile CE device with an onboard memory for storing content information. Upon a communication path being established to the device, the device is caused to conditionally overwrite the stored content information with new content information so as to keep the memory substantially filled. The user is enabled to control the conditions for overwriting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2004
    Publication date: November 9, 2006
    Inventors: Bartel Van De Sluis, Elmo Diederiks
  • Publication number: 20060252455
    Abstract: A device (100) for multimedia communication is equipped with control means (110). In response to a single activation (130) of the control means (110), the device (100) takes a sample (133) of some multimedia content (136), adds the sample (133) to a message (134) being processed (122) and optionally dispatches (135) the message (134) with the attached sample (133) to a recipient. This makes it easier for a receiver of the dispatched message (135) to identify and authenticate the author of the message (134). It is also easier, when processing the message (134), to express the mood of the author of the message (134) and to convey the current situation and surroundings of the author. When the dispatched message (135) contains a command for controlling a communication session, the fresh sample (133) can be reproduced at the recipient, elucidating the command. Examples include a hello or farewell greeting from the sender of the message (135).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2004
    Publication date: November 9, 2006
    Applicant: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Leonardus Van Stuivenberg, Bartel Van De Sluis
  • Publication number: 20060218112
    Abstract: The method of the invention enables a user to select an item, associates the item with at least a parameter indicating the geographical area where the item was selected, and presents a collection of items including the item dependent on whether a relation exists between the parameter indicating the geographical area where the item was selected and a parameter indicating the geographical area where the item is being presented. The computer program of the invention enables a programmable device to carry out the method of the invention. The electronic device of the invention is capable of carrying out the method of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2004
    Publication date: September 28, 2006
    Inventors: Bartel Van De Sluis, Vincentius Buil, Elmo Diederiks
  • Publication number: 20060206563
    Abstract: A client system (200, 220) receives a content item. The user can mark the received content item as being of interest. In response to said marking, tracking means (204, 224) automatically provide identifying data for the marked content item to a remote server system (250). The server receives a portion of the content item from a client system (200, 220), processes the received portion to obtain an identifier for the content item, obtains further information on the content item using the identifier, and transmits the further information back to the client system (200, 220). The tracking means (204, 224) subsequently receive further information on the content item from the remote server system (250). An identifier for the content item can be used in an e-commerce system (160), for example by putting it on a shopping list (161) or to obtain a list of related items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2006
    Publication date: September 14, 2006
    Inventor: Bartel Van De Sluis
  • Publication number: 20060203312
    Abstract: A method for viewing digital still photographs is provided. The method including: inputting at least one digital data file representing a digital still photograph, the at least one digital data file and location stamp indicating a time when the photograph was taken or a location where the photograph was taken, digital still photograph; and altering an ambient characteristic based on at least one of the time and location stamps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2004
    Publication date: September 14, 2006
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Bartel Van De Sluis, Elmo Diederiks
  • Publication number: 20060179162
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and device for selecting an application to be displayed onto an output unit or screen, a computer program product and element for carrying out said method, as well as a method and device for determining the output device on which to display said application. A device for selecting an application to be displayed on at least one screen, contains one input unit that is associated with at least a first application unit, and another input unit that is associated with at least a second application unit in which an active input unit is identified, and the screen on which to display the associated application is determined upon identification by the input unit. The device enables an input unit to select an application to be displayed on a screen, which input unit is specially designed for the selected application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2003
    Publication date: August 10, 2006
    Inventor: Bartel Van De Sluis
  • Publication number: 20060155761
    Abstract: A system for organizing and retrieving digital photographs using global positioning system coordinates, comprising a digital camera 2 having a positioning system receiver for capturing a digital image, a first database 21 storing the digital image data along with positioning system coordinates of the location where the image was taken, a second database 22 for storing positioning system coordinate information and associated location names of a plurality of locations; and a processor 25 for determining the positioning system coordinates of the digital image stored in the first database 21, searching the second database 22 for matching positioning system coordinates, and if a match is found storing the location name with the digital image data in the first database 21.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2004
    Publication date: July 13, 2006
    Inventors: Bartel Van De Sluis, Elmo Diederiks
  • Publication number: 20060146765
    Abstract: A user interface concept for wireless ad hoc content sharing between portable devices referred to as portable content containers (PCCs). A user-centered design approach is provided enabling users to share content such as music and photos. A variety of physical ways of establishing a secure connections between the PCC devices is provided. In addition, a clear view on the location of the content stored on the devices, and a drag & drop interface is provided. Use is made of separate spaces, each containing the corresponding content and includes a “shared” space such that all connected users may transfer content to and from to their own personal devices. The use of a drag & drop interface in combination with the subdivision of the screen into several spaces, provided the user with a clear view on the content location. The close proximity of users is assumed and enhances social interaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2004
    Publication date: July 6, 2006
    Applicant: Koninklijke Philips Electronics, N.V.
    Inventors: Bartel Van De Sluis, Gerrit Hollemans, Mathijs Sommeijer
  • Publication number: 20050256903
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method of managing a media system (103, 201, 208) with a group identifier in a network (210) of media systems. The invention further relates to a media system for managing a network of media systems with a group identifier. The media system can be may be a set-top box, a TV, a PC, a DVD player, a radio, a screen, a camera or a VCR. Said method includes the steps of determining a status of the network, wherein the status represents the group identifier, presence and/or absence of at least one media system; and determining the group identifier for at least one media system based on the determined status.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2003
    Publication date: November 17, 2005
    Inventors: Bartel Van De Sluis, Elmo Diederiks, Koen Vrielink, David Simons, Adrian Martel
  • Publication number: 20050149639
    Abstract: A method (and corresponding system) of providing a single user interface to a plurality of devices (1, 2, 3), where at least a number of the devices comprises at least one user-adjustable parameter (14), the method comprising the steps of transmitting information representing the at least one user-adjustable parameter to a control device (1), obtaining use information regarding a current use of at least a number of the devices, selecting user-adjustable parameters relevant for the current use on the basis of the use information where the parameters are selected from the received parameters, and generating a user interface representation in the control device, where the user interface representation comprises the selected parameters. It is an object of the invention to adapt a single user interface to a plurality of devices and to provide a single remote controller of devices to dynamically adapt to the capabilities of the devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2003
    Publication date: July 7, 2005
    Applicant: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Koen Vrielink, Bartel Van De Sluis, Elmo Diederiks, Mark Verberkt