Patents by Inventor Frank Verbakel

Frank Verbakel 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: 20210030293
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ECG electrode connector (1) and an ECG cable. To eliminate a trunk cable of a conventional ECG cable arrangement, the ECG electrode connector (1) is configured for mechanically and electrically connecting an ECG electrode with a lead wire. It comprises a connection arrangement (10) for mechanically connecting the ECG electrode connector (1) with an ECG electrode (100), a lead wire terminal (14) for connection with a signal line (301) of a lead wire (300), a shield terminal (15) for connection with a shield (302) of the lead wire (300), an electrode contact (17) for contacting an electrical contact (101) of the ECG electrode (100), a voltage clamping element (13) coupled between the lead wire terminal (14) and the shield terminal (15), and a resistor (16) coupled between the lead wire terminal (14) and the electrode contact (17).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Hugo VEENSTRA, Frank VERBAKEL
  • Patent number: 10589224
    Abstract: A capture device for capturing a target gas from a gas flow is disclosed that can be continuously used without requiring consumption of target gas binding salts. To this end, the device is arranged to generate separate acidic and alkaline streams of fluid by electrolyzing water, binding the target gas to the hydroxide ions in the alkaline fluid stream or the hydronium ions in the acidic stream, and recombining the generated streams to release the bound target gas and regenerating part of the electrolyzed water for further electrolysis. Such a capture device may for instance be used in a gas purification system, e.g. an air purification system for controlling target gas levels in a confined space such as a vehicle cabin, domestic dwelling or office space, a target gas generation system or a target gas enrichment system, e.g. for creating target gas-rich air for horticultural purposes. A method for capturing target gas from a gas flow and optionally utilizing the captured target gas is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Frank Verbakel, Rene Stallenberg, Cornelis Reinder Ronda, Jan Frederik Suijver
  • Publication number: 20200008699
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ECG cable for connection with an ECG monitor. To achieve a miniaturization of the ECG cable and omitting the conventionally used trunk cable and trunk cable connector, the ECG cable comprises a core (2), a resistive wire cable (3a-3h) comprising a plurality of resistive wires (31-37) wound around the core and isolated with respect to each other, and two or more flexible lead wires (4), each connected to a respective resistive wire at its one end (40) and to an electrode (5) at its other end (41).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Frank VERBAKEL, Nicolaas LAMBERT, Josephus Arnoldus Henricus Maria KAHLMAN, Pierre Hermanus WOERLEE, Marc Andre DE SAMBER
  • Patent number: 10422892
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a photon counting X-ray detector and detection method that effectively suppress polarization even under high flux conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Antonius Johannes Maria Nellissen, Frank Verbakel, Johan Hendrik Klootwijk, Herfried Karl Wieczorek
  • Publication number: 20190254549
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrocardiography (ECG) connector comprising two lead wire terminals (40a, 40b), each for connection with a respective signal line of a respective lead wire (204, 205), four measurement terminals (41a, 41b, 42a, 42b), each for connection with a respective measurement line (208a, 208b, 208c, 208d) of a connection cable (208), four resistors (43a, 43b, 44a, 44b), each coupled with their first end to a respective measurement terminal (41a, 41b, 42a, 42b), wherein two resistors (43a, 44a) are coupled with their second end to a first lead wire terminal (40a) and the other two resistors (43b, 44b) are coupled with their second end to the second lead wire terminal (40b), and four voltage clamping elements (45a, 45b, 46a, 46b), each coupled with their first end to a respective measurement terminal (43a, 43b, 44a, 44b) and with their second end to a common coupling point (47).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Hugo VEENSTRA, Frank VERBAKEL, Pierre Hermanus WOERLEE
  • Publication number: 20190175047
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an adapter (100) for coupling with a medical coupling unit (1) and a medical sensor (2) that are configured for being coupled for electrical signal transmission between them. The adapter comprises an adapter coupling unit (101) configured to fit with a coupling-side connector (10) of the medical coupling unit (1) and including a plurality of coupling-side electrical contacts (111, 113) for contacting a plurality of electrical contacts (11, 13) of the coupling-side connector (10) and a sensor-side connector (120) configured to fit with a sensor-side connector (20) of the medical sensor (2) and including a plurality of sensor-side electrical contacts (121, 123) for contacting a plurality of electrical contacts (21, 23) of the sensor-side connector (20), allowing the adapter coupling unit (101) to be mechanically coupled between the medical coupling unit (1) and the medical sensor (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Frank VERBAKEL, Nicolaas LAMBERT, Hugo VEENSTRA, Marc Andre DE SAMBER, Josephus Arnoldus Henricus Maria KAHLMAN, Pierre Hermanus WOERLEE
  • Publication number: 20190131742
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medical coupling unit for electrical signal transmission between the medical coupling unit (1, 1a, 1b) and a medical sensor (2, 2a) coupled to the medical coupling unit. The medical coupling unit comprises a coupling-side connector (10) comprising a plurality of first electrical contacts (11) in or on a first surface (12) and a plurality of second electrical contacts (13) in or on a second surface (14) opposite the first surface, and a connector interface (15) for analyzing electrical signals available at one or more of the plurality of first and second electrical contacts (11, 13) to detect one or more of presence of a medical sensor coupled to the medical coupling unit, the type of medical sensor coupled to the medical coupling unit, and the orientation of a sensor-side connector of a medical sensor coupled to the medical coupling unit. The present invention relates further to a sensor-side connector (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Hugo VEENSTRA, Pierre Hermanus WOERLEE, Frank VERBAKEL
  • Patent number: 10267929
    Abstract: Method of pixel volume confinement in a crystal of an energy resolving radiation detector, preferably an X-ray detector, more preferably a Computed Tomography detector, the crystal having a cathode side and an anode side, comprising: a. Inducing a break line (501) in the crystal along a pixel virtual limits b. Passivating the break line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Roger Steadman Booker, Frank Verbakel
  • Publication number: 20180376558
    Abstract: The invention provides a lighting unit, comprising a light source and a light sensor arrangement. An optical feedback path is provided from the light source (or another light source in the same overall system) to the light sensor arrangement. The light source is turned on in response to an external input and is maintained on as a result of the optical feedback path. This lighting unit can be turned on using an signal such as an optical signal which is received from an external source, and then maintained on using optical feedback from the light source itself. This makes it possible to control a lighting unit area such as a wall using an external device such as a torch or laser pointer, without the need for complex electronic protocols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: FRANK VERBAKEL, JACOBUS PETRUS JOHANNES VAN OS, MARC ANDRE DE SAMBER
  • Patent number: 10153321
    Abstract: The present invention is directed towards a moisture resistant radiation detector core assembly which was constructed by first assembling the photon-electron conversion layer, integrated circuit and the connection elements between and then encapsulating the whole assembly. This provides improved moisture barrier properties, since the encapsulation also covers the connection elements and does not have to be opened to apply the electrical connections, as is done for known radiation detector core assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Frank Verbakel, Peter Van Delft
  • Publication number: 20180313964
    Abstract: Method of pixel volume confinement in a crystal of an energy resolving radiation detector, preferably an X-ray detector, more preferably a Computed Tomography detector, the crystal having a cathode side and an anode side, comprising: a. Inducing a break line (501) in the crystal along a pixel virtual limits b. Passivating the break line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Roger STEADMAN BOOKER, Frank VERBAKEL
  • Patent number: 10085329
    Abstract: A lighting device (100) is provided comprising optically transmissive emitters and receivers. The receivers are configured to receive power via an optical signal transmitted from a light source (102). Furthermore, the receiver is provided with functionality for converting the optical signal to electrical power and supply an emitter with the electrical power. The optical signal may further comprise an address such that a receiver-emitter pair of the device may be wirelessly individually addressed and controlled. The optical signals of the device are not guided but are free to propagate through optically transmissive receivers, optically transmissive emitters or other optically transmissive materials of the lighting device. This enables a lighting device which provides new light effects in a simple manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Marc Andre De Samber, Frank Verbakel, Jacobus Petrus Johannes Van Os
  • Patent number: 9958556
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a direct conversion radiation detector for wherein the direct conversion material comprises a garnet with a composition of Z3(AlxGay)O12:Ce, wherein Z is Lu, Gd, Y, Tb or combinations thereof and wherein y is equal to or greater than x; and preferably Z comprises Gd. Suitable garnets directly convert radiation, such as x-rays or gamma-rays, into electronic signals. Preferably photoluminescence of the garnet is low or absent. The detector is particularly suitable for use in x-ray imaging devices, such as computed tomography. In some embodiments photoluminescence of garnets might be used to construct a hybrid direct-indirect conversion detector, which may be particularly suitable for use with Time-of-Flight PET.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Frank Verbakel, Cornelis Reinder Ronda, Herfried Karl Wieczorek
  • Publication number: 20180106910
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a direct conversion radiation detector for wherein the direct conversion material comprises a garnet with a composition of Z3(AlxGay)O12:Ce, wherein Z is Lu, Gd, Y, Tb or combinations thereof and wherein y is equal to or greater than x; and preferably Z comprises Gd. Suitable garnets directly convert radiation, such as x-rays or gamma-rays, into electronic signals. Preferably photoluminescence of the garnet is low or absent. The detector is particularly suitable for use in x-ray imaging devices, such as computed tomography. In some embodiments photoluminescence of garnets might be used to construct a hybrid direct-indirect conversion detector, which may be particularly suitable for use with Time-of-Flight PET.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Frank VERBAKEL, Cornelis Reinder RONDA, Herfried Karl WIECZOREK
  • Patent number: 9841510
    Abstract: The invention relates to a radiation detector (100) and to a method for manufacturing such a detector. In a preferred embodiment, the radiation detector (100) comprises an array of photosensitive pillars (110) that are embedded in a conversion material (120). The photosensitive pillars may particularly be diodes connected at their ends to external circuits (130, 140). The conversion material (120) may particularly comprise a powder of scintillator particles (121) embedded in a matrix of binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Matthias Simon, Frank Verbakel, Gereon Vogtmeier, Naor Wainer
  • Publication number: 20170326497
    Abstract: A capture device for capturing a target gas from a gas flow is disclosed that can be continuously used without requiring consumption of target gas binding salts. To this end, the device is arranged to generate separate acidic and alkaline streams of fluid by electrolyzing water, binding the target gas to the hydroxide ions in the alkaline fluid stream or the hydronium ions in the acidic stream, and recombining the generated streams to release the bound target gas and regenerating part of the electrolyzed water for further electrolysis. Such a capture device may for instance be used in a gas purification system, e.g. an air purification system for controlling target gas levels in a confined space such as a vehicle cabin, domestic dwelling or office space, a target gas generation system or a target gas enrichment system, e.g. for creating target gas-rich air for horticultural purposes. A method for capturing target gas from a gas flow and optionally utilizing the captured target gas is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: FRANK VERBAKEL, RENE STALLENBERG, CORNELIS REINDER RONDA, JAN FREDERIK SUIJVER
  • Publication number: 20170317133
    Abstract: The present invention is directed towards a moisture resistant radiation detector core assembly which was constructed by first assembling the photon-electron conversion layer, integrated circuit and the connection elements between and then encapsulating the whole assembly. This provides improved moisture barrier properties, since the encapsulation also covers the connection elements and does not have to be opened to apply the electrical connections, as is done for known radiation detector core assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Frank VERBAKEL, Peter VAN DELFT
  • Publication number: 20170311425
    Abstract: A lighting device (100) is provided comprising optically transmissive emitters and receivers. The receivers are configured to receive power via an optical signal transmitted from a light source (102). Furthermore, the receiver is provided with functionality for converting the optical signal to electrical power and supply an emitter with the electrical power. The optical signal may further comprise an address such that a receiver-emitter pair of the device may be wirelessly individually addressed and controlled. The optical signals of the device are not guided but are free to propagate through optically transmissive receivers, optically transmissive emitters or other optically transmissive materials of the lighting device. This enables a lighting device which provides new light effects in a simple manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: MARC ANDRE DE SAMBER, FRANK VERBAKEL, JACOBUS PETRUS JOHANNES VAN OS
  • Patent number: 9784854
    Abstract: A system (100) includes a photon counting detector array (116) including a direct conversion material (118) and a plurality of detector pixels (120) affixed thereto, and a split signal corrector (126) that corrects the output of the plurality of detector pixels for split signals. A method includes receiving an output signal of each of a plurality of detector pixels affixed to a direction conversion material of photon counting detector array, and correcting the output of the plurality of detector pixels for split signals. A computer readable storage medium encoded with computer readable instructions, which, when executed by a processer, cause the processor to: receive an output signal of each of a plurality of detector pixels affixed to a direction conversion material of photon counting detector array, and correct the output of the plurality of detector pixels for split signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Ira Micah Blevis, Daniel Rubin, Oren Zarchin, Frank Verbakel
  • Publication number: 20170256676
    Abstract: The invention provides a light emitting semiconductor device comprising a zinc magnesium oxide based layer as active layer, wherein the zinc magnesium oxide based layer comprises an aluminum doped zinc magnesium oxide layer having the nominal composition Zn1-xMgxO with 1-350 ppm Al, wherein x is in the range of 0<x?0.3. The invention further provides a method for the production of such aluminum doped zinc magnesium oxide, the method comprising heat treating a composition comprising Zn, Mg and Al with a predetermined composition at elevated temperatures, and subsequently annealing the heat treated composition to provide said aluminum doped zinc magnesium oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Kamal Asadi, Dagobert Michel De Leeuw, Johannes Franciscus Maria Cillessen, Wilhelmus Cornelis Keur, Frank Verbakel, Patrick John Baesjou, Cornelis Eustatius Timmering