Patents by Inventor Bout Marcelis

Bout Marcelis 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: 20140251014
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pre-collapsed capacitive micro-machined transducer cell (10) comprising a substrate (12), and a membrane (14) disposed above a total membrane area (Atotal), wherein a cavity (20) is formed between the membrane (14) and the substrate (12), the membrane comprising a hole (15) and an edge portion (14a) surrounding the hole (15). The cell (10) further comprises a stress layer (17) on the membrane (14), the stress layer (17) having a predetermined stress value with respect to the membrane (14), the stress layer (17) being adapted to provide a bending moment on the membrane (14) in a direction towards the substrate (12) such that the edge portion (14a) of the membrane (14) is collapsed to the substrate (12). The present invention further relates to a method of manufacturing such pre-collapsed capacitive micro-machined transducer cell (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Peter Dirksen, Ronald Dekker, Vincent Adrianus Henneken, Adriaan Leeuwestein, Bout Marcelis, John Douglas Fraser
  • Publication number: 20140247698
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pre-collapsed capacitive micro-machined transducer cell (10) comprising a substrate (12), and a membrane (14) disposed above a total membrane area ((Atotal), wherein a cavity (20) is formed between the membrane (14) and the substrate (12), the membrane (14) comprising a hole (15) and an edge portion (14a) surrounding the hole (15), the edge portion (14a) of the membrane (14) being collapsed to the substrate (12). The cell further comprises a plug (30) arranged in the hole (15) of the membrane (14), the plug (30) being located only in a subarea (Asub) of the total membrane area (Atotal). The present invention further relates to a method of manufacturing such pre-collapsed capacitive micro-machined transducer cell (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventors: Peter Dirksen, Ronald Dekker, Vincent Adrianus Henneken, Adriaan Leeuwestein, Bout Marcelis, John Douglas Fraser
  • Publication number: 20130186392
    Abstract: An aerosol delivery system (e.g., MDI or nebulizer for delivering aerosolized medication to a patient) includes a temperature sensor (10) in an aerosol output pathway of the system. A controller (600) determines that an aerosol generator of the system has released aerosol when the sensor senses a predetermined temperature change in the pathway. The temperature sensor may also comprise a thermal flow sensor that includes a heater and upstream and downstream temperature sensors. The controller compares the upstream and downstream temperatures to determine the presence, direction, and/or magnitude of fluid flow in the pathway. The controller may use the aerosol detection and/or flow detection to monitor compliance with desired use of the system and/or provide real-time instructions to a user for proper use of the system. The controller may record the aerosolization and flow data for later analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS, N.V.
    Inventors: Jacob Roger Haartsen, Jonathan Stanley Harold Denyer, Michael James Robbert Leppard, Anthony Dyche, Ronald Dekker, Bout Marcelis
  • Publication number: 20120291779
    Abstract: An aerosol delivery system (e.g., MDI or nebulizer for delivering aerosolized medication to a patient) includes a temperature sensor in an aerosol output pathway of the system. A controller determines that an aerosol generator of the system has released aerosol when the sensor senses a predetermined temperature change in the pathway. The temperature sensor may also comprise a thermal flow sensor that includes a heater and upstream and downstream temperature sensors. The controller compares the upstream and downstream temperatures to determine the presence, direction, and/or magnitude of fluid flow in the pathway. The controller may use the aerosol detection and/or flow detection to monitor compliance with desired use of the system and/or provide real-time instructions to a user for proper use of the system. The controller may record the aerosolization and flow data for later analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS, N.V.
    Inventors: Jacob Roger Haartsen, Jonathan Stanley Harold Denyer, Michael James Robbert Leppard, Anthony Dyche, Ronald Dekker, Bout Marcelis
  • Publication number: 20120285236
    Abstract: An aerosol delivery system (e.g., MDI or nebulizer for delivering aerosolized medication to a patient) includes a temperature sensor in an aerosol output pathway of the system. A controller determines that an aerosol generator of the system has released aerosol when the sensor senses a predetermined temperature change in the pathway. The temperature sensor may also comprise a thermal flow sensor that includes a heater and upstream and downstream temperature sensors. The controller compares the upstream and downstream temperatures to determine the presence, direction, and/or magnitude of fluid flow in the pathway. The controller may use the aerosol detection and/or flow detection to monitor compliance with desired use of the system and/or provide real-time instructions to a user for proper use of the system. The controller may record the aerosolization and flow data for later analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS, N.V.
    Inventors: Jacob Roger Haartsen, Jonathan Stanley Harold Denyer, Michael James Robbert Leppard, Anthony Dyche, Ronald Dekker, Bout Marcelis
  • Publication number: 20120209069
    Abstract: An endoscopic method involves an advancement of an endoscope (20) as controlled by an endoscopic robot (31) to a target location within an anatomical region of a body, and a generation of a plurality of monocular endoscopic images (80) of the anatomical region as the endoscope (20) is advanced to the target location by the endoscopic robot (31). For avoiding or detecting a collision of the endoscope (20) with and object within monocular endoscopic images (80) (e.g., a ligament within monocular endoscopic images of a knee), the method further involves a generation of distance measurements of the endoscope (20) from the object as the endoscope (20) is advanced to the target location by the endoscopic robot (31), and a reconstruction of a three-dimensional image of a surface of the object within the monocular endoscopic images (80) as a function of the distance measurements (81).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventors: Aleksandra Popovic, Mareike Klee, Bout Marcelis, Christianus Martinus Van Heesch
  • Publication number: 20120085934
    Abstract: The invention relates to position determining system (201) for determining a position of an object (2). A first position detection unit (205) detects a first position of the object (2) based on radiation transferred between the object (2) and transfer positions being known relative to a reference position by a sending and receiving unit (203, 214, 216, 217). A second position detection unit (35) detects a second position based on an acceleration of the object (2) and the determined first position, wherein an output unit (12) outputs at least one of the first position and the second position. If the transfer of radiation is interrupted, the second position can be output by the output unit. Moreover, the first position can be used as an initial value for determining the second position or to update the second position. This improves the quality of determining the position of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Bout Marcelis, Christianus Martinus Van Heesch, Mareike Klee, Drazenko Babic
  • Publication number: 20110245713
    Abstract: A medical device comprising a probe for measurement temperature data of tissue within a patient's body is proposed. The probe (2) comprises a flexible substrate (3) attached to a medical device core (5), the flexible substrate (3) comprising one or more thermopiles (7) and may furthermore comprise resistors for measuring an absolute temperature and heat sources for locally applying heat. The thermopiles can be processed directly on a flexible polymer carrier or, alternatively, on a silicon substrate and transferred to a flexible carrier (3) enabling both, a highly flexible substrate (3) and very small structural dimensions for the thermopiles (7) and, possibly, the resistors and heat sources. Accordingly, measurement of temperature gradients of tissue being in contact to the medical device may be performed at high resolution allowing reliable detection of temperature anomalies e.g. due to malign tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Judith Margreet Rensen, Jaap Haartsen, Mareike Klee, Drazenko Babic, Bernardus Hendrikus Wilhelmus Hendriks, Christianus Martinus Van Heesch, Bout Marcelis