Patents by Inventor Declan Patrick Kelly

Declan Patrick Kelly 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: 10842166
    Abstract: A roasting device and method of roasting partially roasted coffee beans includes acts of obtaining a roast level of the partially roasted coffee beans; determining a roasting profile for roasting based on at least the roast level of the partially roasted coffee beans prior to roasting; and roasting the partially roasted coffee beans according to the determined roasting profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Declan Patrick Kelly, Jingwei Tan, Yanyan Wang
  • Patent number: 10813570
    Abstract: A device for monitoring the inhalation of airborne pollutant by a subject including a processor configured to determine or receive measurements of the amount of airborne pollutant around the subject and the amount of air inhaled by the subject, and to combine the measurements to determine a measure of the amount of airborne pollutant inhaled by the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Koray Karakaya, Maarten Petrus Joseph Kuenen, Declan Patrick Kelly, Ron Martinus Laurentius Van Lieshout, Marc Andre De Samber
  • Patent number: 10816445
    Abstract: A particle sensing system is for sensing particles entrained in a fluid. The system comprises a flow channel having a longitudinal direction along which the fluid is to be passed, a heating arrangement for heating the fluid and thereby applying a positive thermophoretic force on the fluid in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the flow channel and a first sensor for sensing the particles in the fluid after heating by the heating arrangement. The thermophoretic force increases the concentration of the particles at the first sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Declan Patrick Kelly, Michael Martin Scheja, Shuang Chen, Cornelis Reinder Ronda
  • Patent number: 10767876
    Abstract: In various embodiments, an air quality-monitoring system (100) may include at least one sensor (106) configured to detect operation of a mechanism (110) within or at a boundary of an indoor environment. The mechanism may be external to an air purifier (102) associated with the indoor environment. The system may include a persistent memory (124) for storing data about the indoor environment observed by the at least one sensor (106).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Declan Patrick Kelly, Cornelis Reinder Ronda, Xiaoming Zhou, Amanda Zhao
  • Patent number: 10769509
    Abstract: The present application relates to a method of determining an action associated with an apparatus. The method comprises obtaining (100) data representing a visual code and a visual symbol; comparing (120) the visual code with a reference code, and comparing (130) the visual symbol with a reference symbol, to obtain comparison results; and determining (140) the action in response to the comparison results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Declan Patrick Kelly
  • Patent number: 10760805
    Abstract: An air purification apparatus (100) is disclosed that comprises a flow channel (110) extending between an inlet (111) and an outlet (113); a pollutant removal structure (120) and an air displacement apparatus (130) in the flow channel; a branched sensor channel (140) including: a first branch (142) extending between an ambient air port (141) and a further outlet (143) in the flow channel between the inlet and the air displacement apparatus; and a second branch (144) extending between the ambient air port and a further inlet (145) in the flow channel between the air displacement apparatus and the outlet, the first branch and second branch sharing a branch section; at least one sensor (150) in the shared branch section; a valve arrangement (161, 163) in the branched sensor channel adapted to exclusively disconnect the first branch from the flow channel in a first configuration and exclusively disconnect the second branch from the flow channel in a second configuration; and a controller (170) adapted to control
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Michael Martin Scheja, Declan Patrick Kelly
  • Publication number: 20200209132
    Abstract: A particle sensing apparatus is provided for determining particle concentration in a fluid, e.g. air. The apparatus is based on fluid-flow passageway having an upstream inlet to receive the fluid and a downstream outlet to exhaust the fluid. It also includes a recirculation passageway in fluid communication with the fluid-flow passageway. Between them, the fluid-flow passageway and the recirculation passageway define a recirculation loop. A first particle sensor is located in the recirculation loop, and other sensors may also be present at other options. A force applicator is included in the fluid-flow passageway to apply a force to the particles entrained in the fluid. The force is used to direct some or all of the particles into the recirculation loop. This provides a choice between increasing the detection limit or the detection range. A processor determines the concentration of particles in the fluid based on the concentration of particles detected at the first particle sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Declan Patrick KELLY, Shuang CHEN, Michael Martin SCHEJA
  • Publication number: 20200194130
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device and method for estimating a local particle concentration indicating the local concentration of pollen and/or microorganisms and to a device and method for generating or refining a particle concentration map of a region. To increase the resolution and accuracy and to enable tracking and monitoring of exposure of a user a particle concentration map (40, 40?) of a region (30) including the actual location (33) is used, which may be generated and refined by crowdsourcing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Martin SCHEJA, Declan Patrick KELLY, Cornelis Reinder RONDA
  • Publication number: 20200182503
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and a control device (100) for operating an air treatment apparatus (10), the control device (100) comprising an input (102) arranged to receive measured data that is indicative of particle concentration from a sensing unit (130), a baseline processing module (104) arranged to derive particle concentration indicative information from the received measured data, an obtaining module (106) arranged to obtain augmenting information that is indicative of air quality, an air quality index augmenting module (108) arranged to determine an augmented air quality index based on the particle concentration indicative information and the augmenting information, and an operation control module (110) arranged to operate the air treatment apparatus (10) based on the augmented air quality index. The disclosure further relates to a corresponding computer program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Declan Patrick KELLY, John Robert MCGARVA, Xiao-Ming ZHOU, Hongyi ZHENG
  • Publication number: 20200129000
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling the taste of coffee, a method of controlling the taste of coffee and a coffee maker including the apparatus. The apparatus includes a control unit, configured to determine a target pH value of water corresponding to a desired coffee taste, and a corresponding adjustment control signal; and a pH adjustment unit, configured to adjust, in response to the adjustment control signal applied to the pH adjustment unit, the pH value of water to be fed into a brewing unit of a coffee maker to the target pH value. In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, the pH value of water to be fed to a brewing unit of a coffee maker may be adjusted for a desired coffee taste.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: QIAO HUA, DECLAN PATRICK KELLY, GUANGWEI WANG, JINGWEI TAN
  • Publication number: 20200116604
    Abstract: A particle sensing system is for sensing particles entrained in a fluid. The system comprises a flow channel having a longitudinal direction along which the fluid is to be passed, a heating arrangement for heating the fluid and thereby applying a positive thermophoretic force on the fluid in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the flow channel and a first sensor for sensing the particles in the fluid after heating by the heating arrangement. The thermophoretic force increases the concentration of the particles at the first sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Declan Patrick KELLY, Michael Martin SCHEJA, Shuang CHEN, Cornelis Reinder RONDA
  • Patent number: 10517313
    Abstract: A coffee roasting apparatus including a compartment for holding coffee beans; a roasting element for roasting the coffee beans in the compartment; and a controller for controlling the roasting element. The controller is configured to control the roasting element as a function of a rate of change in the volume of the coffee beans residing in the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Jingwei Tan, Jun Zhou, Declan Patrick Kelly, Yanyan Wang
  • Patent number: 10512356
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling the taste of coffee, a method of controlling the taste of coffee and a coffee maker including the apparatus. The apparatus includes a control unit, configured to determine a target pH value of water corresponding to a desired coffee taste, and a corresponding adjustment control signal; and a pH adjustment unit, configured to adjust, in response to the adjustment control signal applied to the pH adjustment unit, the pH value of water to be fed into a brewing unit of a coffee maker to the target pH value. In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, the pH value of water to be fed to a brewing unit of a coffee maker may be adjusted for a desired coffee taste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Qiao Hua, Declan Patrick Kelly, Guangwei Wang, Jingwei Tan
  • Patent number: 10508819
    Abstract: An air treatment system (100) is provided that comprises an air purifier (110) arranged to treat a first parameter of ambient air; a controller (130) arranged to control operation of the air purifier (110); and a sensor (120) arranged to detect a value indicative of the first parameter, and to output sensor data indicative of the value to the controller. The controller (130) is arranged to determine whether the sensor (120) and the air purifier (110) are in a same air space by controlling the air purifier (110) to operate in a test mode and analyzing sensor data from the sensor (120) received during the test mode. If the sensor (120) and the air purifier (110) are determined to be in the same air space, the controller (130) is arranged to control the air purifier (110) to operate in a mode based on sensor data from the sensor (120).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Declan Patrick Kelly, Michael Martin Scheja
  • Publication number: 20190353598
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for determining levels of gaseous elements and optionally utilizing the determined levels to calibrate one or more sensors of an air purifier. For example, in some implementations a first image is captured of a colorimetric sensor device at the start of a sensing period and a second image is captured of the colorimetric sensor device at the end of the sensing period. The colorimetric sensor device includes at least one colorimetric sensor configured to change colors in response to reaction with a gaseous pollutant. Values may be determined based on the colors of the colorimetric sensor in the first and second images and the values may be utilized to determine a pollution value indicative of the amount of the gaseous pollutant to which the colorimetric sensor was exposed during the sensing period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Declan Patrick KELLY, Wei Zhong CHEN
  • Patent number: 10481652
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for cooling an autonomous vehicle computing system are provided. A modular cooling device can include a cooling baseplate and one or more modular heat frames. The cooling baseplate can include at least one planar cooling surface, an inlet configured to receive a cooling fluid, an outlet, and at least one cooling channel coupled between the inlet and the outlet. The at least one cooling channel can be configured to allow the cooling fluid to flow between the inlet and the outlet and provide cooling to the at least one planar cooling surface. Each modular heat frame can be configured to house at least one autonomous vehicle computing system component, be coupled parallel to the at least one planar cooling surface, and transfer heat from the at least one autonomous vehicle computing system component housed by the modular heat frame to the cooling baseplate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: David Patrick Rice, Thomas Jeffrey Watson, John William Zinn, Robert Henry Doll, Declan Seamus Kelly
  • Publication number: 20190301761
    Abstract: An air purification apparatus (100) is disclosed that comprises a flow channel (110) extending between an inlet (111) and an outlet (113); a pollutant removal structure (120) and an air displacement apparatus (130) in the flow channel; a branched sensor channel (140) including: a first branch (142) extending between an ambient air port (141) and a further outlet (143) in the flow channel between the inlet and the air displacement apparatus; and a second branch (144) extending between the ambient air port and a further inlet (145) in the flow channel between the air displacement apparatus and the outlet, the first branch and second branch sharing a branch section; at least one sensor (150) in the shared branch section; a valve arrangement (161, 163) in the branched sensor channel adapted to exclusively disconnect the first branch from the flow channel in a first configuration and exclusively disconnect the second branch from the flow channel in a second configuration; and a controller (170) adapted to control
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: MICHAEL MARTIN SCHEJA, DECLAN PATRICK KELLY
  • Publication number: 20190303735
    Abstract: The present application relates to a method of determining an action associated with an apparatus. The method comprises obtaining (100) data representing a visual code and a visual symbol; comparing (120) the visual code with a reference code, and comparing (130) the visual symbol with a reference symbol, to obtain comparison results; and determining (140) the action in response to the comparison results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventor: Declan Patrick KELLY
  • Patent number: 10363514
    Abstract: The invention provides a sensor device which comprises an input flow channel (10) for receiving a gas flow with entrained matter to be sensed. A thermophoretic arrangement (14a, 14b) is used to induce a thermophoretic particle movement from a first, warmer, region (16) of the input flow channel to a second, cooler, region (18) of the input flow channel (10). A sensor (24) comprises a particle sensor component at or downstream of the first region (16) of the input flow channel (10). The invention provides the benefit of pre-filtering (e.g. removal of most suspended solids/liquids) without the need for a physical filter that can become blocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Declan Patrick Kelly, Michael Martin Scheja, Cornelis Reinder Ronda, Koray Karakaya, Jan Frederik Suijver
  • Patent number: 10364994
    Abstract: The present application relates to an apparatus for purifying and/or humidifying air, and a related method for purifying and/or humidifying air. The apparatus comprises a rotary filter (1), a fan (9, 10) for passing air through the rotary filter (1), and a reservoir (4, 5), and wherein the rotation speed of the rotary filter (1) and the settings of the fan (9, 10) depend on the ambient relative humidity and ambient gas pollutant concentration. The apparatus combines the feature of chemisorption with the use of a rotary filter (1), thereby providing an apparatus which is able to purify air and/or regulate the ambient humidity based on humidity levels and levels of a target gas pollutant in the air. The invention removes the need for a pump for liquid transport, removes the need for frequent and expensive filter changes by the user, and instead only requires the user to periodically refresh the filtration solution in the reservoir (4, 5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Declan Patrick Kelly, Weizhong Chen, Johan Marra, Cornelis Reinder Ronda, John Robert McGarva, Xuan Zhang, Jan Frederik Suijver, Jean-Paul Jacobs