Patents by Inventor Johan Van Dyck

Johan Van Dyck 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: 10852400
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a system for determining a distance, comprising: a light source for projecting a pattern of discrete spots of laser light towards the object in a sequence of pulses; a detector comprising picture elements, for detecting light representing the pattern as reflected by the object in synchronization with the sequence of pulses; and processing means to calculate the distance to the object as a function of exposure values generated by said picture elements. The picture elements generate the exposure values by accumulating a first amount of electrical charge representative of a first amount of light reflected during a first time window and a second electrical charge representative of a second amount of light reflected during a second time window, the second time window occurring after the first time window. The picture elements comprise at least two sets of charge storage wells, each configured as a cascade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: XenomatiX NV
    Inventors: Dirk Van Dyck, Johan Van Den Bossche
  • Patent number: 10768301
    Abstract: A system for determining a distance to an object including a solid-state light source, a detector having a plurality of picture elements, and a processor to calculate the distance to the object as a function of exposure values generated by picture elements in response to the detected light. The picture elements generate exposure values by accumulating a first amount of electrical charge representative of reflected light during a first time window and a second electrical charge representative of reflected light during a second predetermined time window. The detecting occurs at the two charge storage wells; and the system interleaves the predetermined time windows with time windows during which the picture elements are used in a function different from the detecting and/or the picture elements include at least one further charge storage well to perform the function different from the detecting of the first and second amount of light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: XENOMATIX NV
    Inventors: Filip Geuens, Dirk Van Dyck, Rik Paesen, Johan Van Den Bossche
  • Patent number: 10710410
    Abstract: Polyurethane elastomeric compositions for making tires, methods for making said tires and tires made of said polyurethane elastomers. Said tires are in particular suitable for use as tires for low speed vehicles such as bicycle tires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: HUNTSMAN INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: Johan Van Dyck, Dieter Niclaes, Siddharth Sahu
  • Publication number: 20200124726
    Abstract: A system for determining a distance to an object including a solid-state light source, a detector having a plurality of picture elements, and a processor to calculate the distance to the object as a function of exposure values generated by picture elements in response to the detected light. The picture elements generate exposure values by accumulating a first amount of electrical charge representative of reflected light during a first time window and a second electrical charge representative of reflected light during a second predetermined time window. The detecting occurs at the two charge storage wells; and the system interleaves the predetermined time windows with time windows during which the picture elements are used in a function different from the detecting and/or the picture elements include at least one further charge storage well to perform the function different from the detecting of the first and second amount of light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: XENOMATIX NV
    Inventors: Filip GEUENS, Dirk VAN DYCK, Rik PAESEN, Johan VAN DEN BOSSCHE
  • Publication number: 20200033478
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a system for determining a distance, comprising: a light source for projecting a pattern of discrete spots of laser light towards the object in a sequence of pulses; a detector comprising picture elements, for detecting light representing the pattern as reflected by the object in synchronization with the sequence of pulses; and processing means to calculate the distance to the object as a function of exposure values generated by said picture elements. The picture elements generate exposure values by accumulating a first amount of electrical charge representing a first amount of light reflected during a first time window and a second electrical charge representating a second amount of light reflected during a second time window. The system projects and detects for at least two consecutive sequences of pulses, each being operated with a different duration of said first time window and said second time window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: XENOMATIX NV
    Inventors: Dirk VAN DYCK, Johan VAN DEN BOSSCHE
  • Publication number: 20200033457
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a system for determining a distance, comprising: a light source for projecting a pattern of discrete spots of laser light towards the object in a sequence of pulses; a detector comprising picture elements, for detecting light representing the pattern as reflected by the object in synchronization with the sequence of pulses; and processing means to calculate the distance to the object as a function of exposure values generated by said picture elements. The picture elements generate the exposure values by accumulating a first amount of electrical charge representative of a first amount of light reflected during a first time window and a second electrical charge representative of a second amount of light reflected during a second time window, the second time window occurring after the first time window. The picture elements comprise at least two sets of charge storage wells, each configured as a cascade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: XenomatiX NV
    Inventors: Dirk VAN DYCK, Johan VAN DEN BOSSCHE
  • Publication number: 20190048105
    Abstract: A process for providing one or more thermoset polymeric materials onto an object is disclosed wherein said process comprises at least the following steps: Providing a polymeric composition having a viscosity>10 Pa.s at room temperature comprising at least one cross-linkable polymeric material; and then Optionally heating the polymeric composition to achieve a liquid cross-linkable polymeric composition having a viscosity below 4 Pa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Giacomo Giannini, Johan Van Dyck, Kevin Van Looy, Hugo Verbeke
  • Publication number: 20160311260
    Abstract: Polyurethane elastomeric compositions for making tires, methods for making said tires and tires made of said polyurethane elastomers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Johan Van Dyck, Dieter Niclaes, Siddharth Sahu
  • Patent number: 8067476
    Abstract: Process for the preparation of foamed thermoplastic polyurethanes characterised in that the foaming of the thermoplastic polyurethane is carried out in the presence of thermally expandable microspheres.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Huntsman International LLC
    Inventors: Dominicus Limerkens, Johan Van Dyck, Bart Van Edom, Rhona Watson