Patents by Inventor Bas Driesen

Bas Driesen 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: 20200314980
    Abstract: A controller (10) for a lighting system (1) including a plurality of lighting devices (20) having different dim level capabilities is disclosed. The controller is configured to determine the dim level capability for each of said lighting devices, determine positions of said lighting devices, and create a light scene having a defined dim level with the lighting system by controlling a subset of said lighting devices selected from the plurality of lighting devices based on the determined dim level capabilities and respective positions of the lighting devices relative to a target location. Also disclosed is a lighting system including such a controller, a method of controlling such a lighting system and a computer program product for implementing such a method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: BARTEL MARINUS VAN DE SLUIS, BAS DRIESEN, BERENT WILLEM MEERBEEK
  • Patent number: 10772177
    Abstract: A lighting script—for use by a lighting controller to control at least one luminaire to render illumination effects, as the video content is outputted in a space illuminated by the at least one luminaire, synchronously with the outputting of the video content—is generated as follows. Frame image data of the video content is processed to determine at least one color palette of the frame image data. A sequence of illumination effects—to be rendered during the outputting of the video content and which is modifiable by a user—is displayed to the user. The displayed sequence conveys at least one illumination color derived from the determined color palette to be rendered in at least one of the illumination effects. The generated lighting script is for rendering the modified sequence of illumination effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Jonathan David Mason, Dzmitry Viktorovich Aliakseyeu, Philip Steven Newton, Remco Magielse, Bas Driesen, Marjolein Dimmie Van Der Zwaag, Ramon Eugene Franciscus Van De Ven
  • Patent number: 10736202
    Abstract: A method of controlling a luminaire at a first physical location in a physical space to render a lighting effect in the physical space, the method being performed by a control device and comprising steps of: receiving at least one data object for use in rendering the lighting effect, the data object defining at least one virtual object comprising an influence value for the virtual object and a coordinate vector denoting a virtual location of the virtual object in a virtual space; determining the first physical location of the luminaire in the physical space from a map of the physical space; determining a separation between the first physical location of the luminaire and a second physical location in the physical space corresponding to the virtual location of the virtual object in the virtual space; and controlling at least one characteristic of light emitted by the luminaire as a function of the determined separation and the influence value for the virtual object, thereby rendering the lighting effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Remco Magielse, Dzmitry Viktorovich Aliakseyeu, Bas Driesen
  • Patent number: 10716195
    Abstract: A lighting system (100) for controlling an LED array (102) is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Berent Willem Meerbeek, Markus Jozef Maria Kurvers, Bartel Marinus Van De Sluis, Bas Driesen
  • Publication number: 20200187147
    Abstract: An electronic device (1) is configured to receive one or more wireless signals from one or more beacon systems (21-23). The one or more wireless signals identify the one or more beacon systems. The electronic device is further configured to identify local beacon systems (21-24) which are present in the same area as the electronic device, e.g. from a manual configuration, determine a quantity of the local beacon systems and/or locations of the local beacon systems, and provide one or more location-based functions based on the one or more wireless signals in dependence on the quantity of the local beacon systems and/or the locations of the local beacon systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: BERENT WILLEM MEERBEEK, BAS DRIESEN
  • Patent number: 10674589
    Abstract: When a light scene comprises multiple colors of light, not all white light is suitable for matching the scene. A method is provided such that a white point is determined for each color in a set of colors, to create a set of white points. A single white point is then determined based on the set of white points. This allows, for example, a user to select a light scene (e.g. a romantic scene featuring red colors) for a living room, such that lighting devices contributing to the scene emit colored light. A functional lighting device (e.g. reading light) can then emit white light, determined according to the method, to provide more functional light (e.g. light suitable for reading) that matches the scene (e.g. warm white instead of cold white).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Aleksander Ostojic, Bas Driesen, Berent Willem Meerbeek, Bartel Marinus Van De Sluis
  • Patent number: 10568176
    Abstract: An illumination source comprises an array of light-emitting elements for emitting illumination to illuminate an environment. A controller is arranged to control the illumination emitted by different ones of the light-emitting elements so as to form a spatial pattern, and to vary the spatial pattern according to a spatial dimming function whereby the spatial pattern is varied so as to emit a different overall intensity level as a function of a received dimming signal. A value is determined of at least one property relating to a manner in which the illumination source is deployed (e.g. the manner in which it is installed), and the spatial dimming function is set in dependence on the value of this property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Aleksandar Sevo, Bas Driesen, Bartel Marinus Van de Sluis
  • Patent number: 10531548
    Abstract: A method is provided for controlling one or more lighting devices to generate a dynamic light effect based on an image. A first area in the image is selected based on first selection criteria (e.g. object recognition). Within this first area, a sequence of sub-areas (260, 262, 264) are selected based on second selection criteria (e.g. zooming in to a recognized object). Color values are extracted from each sub-area and the one or more lighting devices are controlled based on the extracted color values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Bartel Marinus Van De Sluis, Bas Driesen, Berent Willem Meerbeek
  • Publication number: 20190357338
    Abstract: A method of controlling a luminaire at a first physical location in a physical space to render a lighting effect in the physical space, the method being performed by a control device and comprising steps of: receiving at least one data object for use in rendering the lighting effect, the data object defining at least one virtual object comprising an influence value for the virtual object and a coordinate vector denoting a virtual location of the virtual object in a virtual space; determining the first physical location of the luminaire in the physical space from a map of the physical space; determining a separation between the first physical location of the luminaire and a second physical location in the physical space corresponding to the virtual location of the virtual object in the virtual space; and controlling at least one characteristic of light emitted by the luminaire as a function of the determined separation and the influence value for the virtual object, thereby rendering the lighting effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: REMCO MAGIELSE, DZMITRY VIKTOROVICH ALIAKSEYEU, BAS DRIESEN
  • Publication number: 20190342983
    Abstract: A lighting system (100) for controlling an LED array (102) is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Berent Willem MEERBEEK, Markus Jozef Maria KURVERS, Bartel Marinus VAN DE SLUIS, Bas DRIESEN
  • Publication number: 20190335560
    Abstract: A lighting device comprises an array of controllable light emitting pixels, each pixel having an adjustable light output colour. A controller is configured to receive a limited set of light output colours and to locally process these light output colours to form a colour gradient pattern to be displayed across pixels of the array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Markus Jozef Maria KURVERS, Bartel Marinus VAN DE SLUIS, Bas DRIESEN, Berent Willem MEERBEEK
  • Publication number: 20190254137
    Abstract: An illumination source comprises an array of light-emitting elements for emitting illumination to illuminate an environment. A controller is arranged to control the illumination emitted by different ones of the light-emitting elements so as to form a spatial pattern, and to vary the spatial pattern according to a spatial dimming function whereby the spatial pattern is varied so as to emit a different overall intensity level as a function of a received dimming signal. A value is determined of at least one property relating to a manner in which the illumination source is deployed (e.g. the manner in which it is installed), and the spatial dimming function is set in dependence on the value of this property.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Aleksandar SEVO, Bas DRIESEN, Bartel Marinus VAN DE SLUIS
  • Publication number: 20190124745
    Abstract: A lighting script—for use by a lighting controller to control at least one luminaire to render illumination effects, as the video content is outputted in a space illuminated by the at least one luminaire, synchronously with the outputting of the video content—is generated as follows. Frame image data of the video content is processed to determine at least one colour palette of the frame image data. A sequence of illumination effects—to be rendered during the outputting of the video content and which is modifiable by a user—is displayed to the user. The displayed sequence conveys at least one illumination colour derived from the determined colour palette to be rendered in at least one of the illumination effects. The generated lighting script is for rendering the modified sequence of illumination effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: JONATHAN DAVID MASON, DZMITRY VIKTOROVICH ALIAKSEYEU, PHILIP STEVEN NEWTON, REMCO MAGIELSE, BAS DRIESEN, MARJOLEIN DIMMIE VAN DER ZWAAG, RAMON EUGENE FRANCISCUS VAN DE VEN
  • Patent number: 10187963
    Abstract: A method of creating a lighting scene, the method comprising: receiving a still or moving input image; identifying one or more image segments within the input image (S22), including determining a shape of each of the one or more image segments (S23); determining a respective color and/or brightness level of each of the one or more identified image segments; determining a shape associated with each of a one or more luminaires present within the environment; matching the shape of each of the one or more identified image segments to the shape associated with a respective one of said luminaires or a respective group of the luminaires (S25); and for each respective of the one or more identified image segments, controlling the respective luminaire or group of luminaires to emit light with a color selected based on the color of the respective image segment and/or with a brightness level selected based on the brightness level of the respective image segment (S26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Bartel Marinus Van De Sluis, Berent Willem Meerbeek, Dirk Valentinus René Engelen, Bas Driesen
  • Publication number: 20180376564
    Abstract: A method is provided for controlling one or more lighting devices to generate a dynamic light effect based on an image. A first area in the image is selected based on first selection criteria (e.g. object recognition). Within this first area, a sequence of sub-areas (260, 262, 264) are selected based on second selection criteria (e.g. zooming in to a recognized object). Color values are extracted from each sub-area and the one or more lighting devices are controlled based on the extracted color values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: BARTEL MARINUS VAN DE SLUIS, BAS DRIESEN, BERENT WILLEM MEERBEEK
  • Publication number: 20180368236
    Abstract: When a light scene comprises multiple colors of light, not all white light is suitable for matching the scene. A method is provided such that a white point is determined for each color in a set of colors, to create a set of white points. A single white point is then determined based on the set of white points. This allows, for example, a user to select a light scene (e.g. a romantic scene featuring red colors) for a living room, such that lighting devices contributing to the scene emit colored light. A functional lighting device (e.g. reading light) can then emit white light, determined according to the method, to provide more functional light (e.g. light suitable for reading) that matches the scene (e.g. warm white instead of cold white).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: ALEKSANDER OSTOJIC, BAS DRIESEN, BERENT WILLEM MEERBEEK, BARTEL MARINUS VAN DE SLUIS
  • Patent number: 10154561
    Abstract: A method implemented by a communication device for controlling light emitted from a linear lighting device comprising a plurality of linearly distributed controllable light sources, the method comprising: displaying an image on a display of the communication device; receiving an input indicating an area of the image; analyzing the image area to derive a sequence of colors; generating a control signal based on the derived 5 sequence of colors; and transmitting the control signal to the linear lighting device to control the plurality of controllable light sources to emit light in accordance with the derived sequence of colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Bartel Marinus Van De Sluis, Tim Dekker, Berent Willem Meerbeek, Bas Driesen
  • Publication number: 20180279440
    Abstract: A method implemented by a communication device for controlling light emitted from a linear lighting device comprising a plurality of linearly distributed controllable light sources, the method comprising: displaying an image on a display of the communication device; receiving an input indicating an area of the image; analyzing the image area to derive a sequence of colors; generating a control signal based on the derived 5 sequence of colors; and transmitting the control signal to the linear lighting device to control the plurality of controllable light sources to emit light in accordance with the derived sequence of colors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: BARTEL MARINUS VAN DE SLUIS, TIM DEKKER, BERENT WILLEM MEERBEEK, BAS DRIESEN
  • Publication number: 20180279446
    Abstract: A method of creating a lighting scene, the method comprising: receiving a still or moving input image; identifying one or more image segments within the input image (S22), including determining a shape of each of the one or more image segments (S23); determining a respective colour and/or brightness level of each of the one or more identified image segments; determining a shape associated with each of a one or more luminaires present within the environment; matching the shape of each of the one or more identified image segments to the shape associated with a respective one of said luminaires or a respective group of the luminaires (S25); and for each respective of the one or more identified image segments, controlling the respective luminaire or group of luminaires to emit light with a colour selected based on the colour of the respective image segment and/or with a brightness level selected based on the brightness level of the respective image segment (S26).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: BARTEL MARINUS VAN DE SLUIS, BERENT WILLEM MEERBEEK, DIRK VALENTINUS RENÉ ENGELEN, BAS DRIESEN
  • Patent number: 9325532
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for transmitting one or more symbols in a multiple antenna wireless communication system. Subcarriers from one or more symbols are interleaved across a plurality of antennas. The symbols may be, for example, long or short training symbols based on a single-antenna long or short training symbol, respectively, and wherein each subsequent subcarrier from the single-antenna training symbol is positioned in a training symbol for a logically adjacent antenna. One or more additional subcarriers may be inserted in at least one of the plurality of symbols to allow nulled subcarriers to be estimated using an interpolation-based channel estimation technique. The remaining portions of a header, as well as the data sequences of a packet, may also be diagonally loaded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Jan Boer, Bas Driesen, Tim Schenk, Allert Van Zelst