Patents by Inventor Johannes Maria Thijssen

Johannes Maria Thijssen 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: 10976026
    Abstract: The invention provides a lighting device (12) configured to provide both functional lighting for illuminating a space, and simultaneously to present a spatially dynamic sparkling light display. The device comprises a chamber (14) containing one or more light sources (28). The light sources are arranged to direct light in the direction of a translucent surface portion (20), and in the direction of a plurality of light exit areas (32) delimited by the translucent surface portion. The light exit areas each have a higher transmittance than the surrounding surface portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Durandus Kornelius Dijken, Elise Claude Valentine Talgorn, Silvia Maria Booij, Johannes Maria Thijssen
  • Patent number: 10948156
    Abstract: A luminaire housing (10) comprises a light chamber (15) at least partially delimited by a light-transmissive cover (30). The light chamber comprises a mounting region for mounting at least one solid state lighting element. The cover comprises at least one rounded corner section (31) in between two further sections (33), wherein the rounded corner section has an inner surface (311) having opposing inner endpoints (103, 105) and an outer surface (313) having opposing outer endpoints (113, 115). Each inner endpoint is positioned relative to the outer endpoint proximal to said inner endpoint such that no ray of light (301, 301?) emitted by the at least one solid state lighting element entering the light-transmissive cover via an inner surface (331) of a further section exits the light-transmissive cover from the outer surface of a curved corner section. A luminaire including such a luminaire housing, a design method and a manufacturing method for such a luminaire housing are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Maria Thijssen, Silva Maria Booij
  • Publication number: 20200072437
    Abstract: A luminaire housing (10) comprises a light chamber (15) at least partially delimited by a light-transmissive cover (30). The light chamber comprises a mounting region for mounting at least one solid state lighting element. The cover comprises at least one rounded corner section (31) in between two further sections (33), wherein the rounded corner section has an inner surface (311) having opposing inner endpoints (103, 105) and an outer surface (313) having opposing outer endpoints (113, 115). Each inner endpoint is positioned relative to the outer endpoint proximal to said inner endpoint such that no ray of light (301, 301?) emitted by the at least one solid state lighting element entering the light-transmissive cover via an inner surface (331) of a further section exits the light-transmissive cover from the outer surface of a curved corner section. A luminaire including such a luminaire housing, a design method and a manufacturing method for such a luminaire housing are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Johannes Maria THIJSSEN, Silva Maria BOOIJ
  • Publication number: 20200041096
    Abstract: A luminaire (10) is disclosed comprising a plurality of spatially separated solid state lighting elements (13), each solid state lighting element associated with a lens element (17) arranged to shape a luminous distribution (21, 23) around an optical axis (14) of the solid state lighting element and at least one further optical element (19) arranged to redistribute at least part of a peripheral portion (23) of said shaped luminous distribution such as to reduce a perceived brightness of the solid state light element along a viewing angle coinciding with said peripheral portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: SILVA MARIA BOOIJ, JOHANNES MARIA THIJSSEN
  • Publication number: 20190302344
    Abstract: A lighting system comprises an elongate light guiding structure comprising a input edge miming along the length of the structure, and first and second side walls which extend between the input edge and a end face, at least one of which is stepped. The steps comprise at least a first step region which forms a total internal reflection surface for the light provided into the light guiding structure from the input edge such that light leaves the light guiding structure from the second side wall, and at least a second step region which forms a refracting interface for the light provided into the light guiding structure from the input edge such that light leaves the light guiding structure from the first side wall. In this way the use of refraction and total internal reflection is combined to enable flexibility in the control of the light output distribution as well as the appearance of the system. The lighting system for example comprises luminaire for ceiling mounting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: SILVIA MARIA BOOIJ, JOHANNES MARIA THIJSSEN
  • Patent number: 10408433
    Abstract: Presented is an LED module comprising: a printed circuit board, PCB, with a plurality of LEDs mounted thereon; and first and second optical cover plates each comprising an optically transmissive portion and coupled to the PCB so as to cover a respective subset of the plurality of LEDs. The first and second optical cover plates have complementary geometries so that they are self-aligning in two axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Lars Christian Casper, Marijn Geels, Johannes Maria Thijssen
  • Patent number: 10338299
    Abstract: A lighting system comprising an array of LEDs, collimators for collimating the light output from the LEDs and a lightguide mounted over the array of collimators. The lightguide comprises an elongate structure having a length direction with one light input end mounted over the collimators, wherein the general shape in cross section perpendicular to the length direction comprises a non-circular arc. The array of LEDs is mounted following a corresponding non-circular arc. Light extraction features are provided for out-coupling light from an outer arcuate surface of the lightguide. The non-circular arc formed by the outer surface of lightguide enables a non-uniform light output distribution to be formed. The shape of the surface can thus be used to control the directional light output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Fernando Munoz Fernandez, Johannes Maria Thijssen
  • Patent number: 10247385
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lighting device for issuing a light beam in a main direction along an optical axis. The lighting device comprises a light source and a positive, refractive lens provided on the optical axis, the lens being movable with respect to the light source over the optical axis. The lighting device further comprises a mixing structure provided on the optical axis and having an added blurring strength FWHM, with FWHM being in a range of 3° to 15°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Maria Thijssen, Fabio Fornasa, Rusian Akhmedovich Sepkhanov, Inge Van De Wouw
  • Publication number: 20190041035
    Abstract: The invention provides a lighting device configured to present to an observer a spatially dynamic sparkling light dis play. The device comprises a luminaire containing a plurality of light sources (28) located on a first surface portion, and arranged to direct light in a direction of a plurality of light transmissive areas (32) formed within an opposing second surface portion. The opposing second surface portion may at least partially bound a chamber (14) within which the primary light sources are disposed, where an internal surface arrangement of the chamber is configured to absorb at least part of the spectral composition of any light emitted by the primary light sources which does not fall directly onto the light transmissive areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Durandus Kornelius DIJKEN, Silvia Maria BOOIJ, Elise Claude Valentine TALGORN, Bas BATENBURG, Johannes Maria THIJSSEN, Hermanus Wilhelmus Maria VAN DELDEN
  • Publication number: 20190032891
    Abstract: The invention provides a lighting device (12) configured to provide both functional lighting for illuminating a space, and simultaneously to present a spatially dynamic sparkling light display. The device comprises a chamber (14) containing one or more light sources (28). The light sources are arranged to direct light in the direction of a translucent surface portion (20), and in the direction of a plurality of light exit areas (32) delimited by the translucent surface portion. The light exit areas each have a higher transmittance than the surrounding surface portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Durandus Kornelius DIJKEN, Elise Claude Valentine TALGORN, Silvia Maria BOOIJ, Johannes Maria THIJSSEN
  • Publication number: 20180156415
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lighting device for issuing a light beam in a main direction along an optical axis. The lighting device comprises a light source and a positive, refractive lens provided on the optical axis, the lens being movable with respect to the light source over the optical axis. The lighting device further comprises a mixing structure provided on the optical axis and having an added blurring strength FWHM, with FWHM being in a range of 3° to 15°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: JOHANNES MARIA THIJSSEN, FABIO FORNASA, RUSIAN AKHMEDOVICH SEPKHANOV, INGE VAN DE WOUW
  • Publication number: 20180095216
    Abstract: A lighting system comprising an array of LEDs, collimators for collimating the light output from the LEDs and a lightguide mounted over the array of collimators. The lightguide comprises an elongate structure having a length direction with one light input end mounted over the collimators, wherein the general shape in cross section perpendicular to the length direction comprises a non-circular arc. The array of LEDs is mounted following a corresponding non-circular arc. Light extraction features are provided for out-coupling light from an outer arcuate surface of the lightguide. The non-circular arc formed by the outer surface of lightguide enables a non-uniform light output distribution to be formed. The shape of the surface can thus be used to control the directional light output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: FERNANDO MUNOZ FERNANDEZ, JOHANNES MARIA THIJSSEN
  • Publication number: 20180017235
    Abstract: Presented is an LED module comprising: a printed circuit board, PCB, with a plurality of LEDs mounted thereon; and first and second optical cover plates each comprising an optically transmissive portion and coupled to the PCB so as to cover a respective subset of the plurality of LEDs. The first and second optical cover plates have complementary geometries so that they are self-aligning in two axes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: LARS CHRISTIAN CASPER, MARIJN GEELS, JOHANNES MARIA THIJSSEN
  • Patent number: 9644815
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a luminaire comprising one or more LED light sources (102) arranged within a light chamber that is enclosed by a translucent cover (302), having an inner surface (308), wherein the LED light source (102) is arranged to illuminate the inner surface (308) of the translucent cover (302). The translucent cover (302) comprises a prismatic optical structure (304) on the inner surface (308) for reflecting and/or refracting light from the LED light source (102) omni-directionally. The prismatic optical structure (304) is designed such that a direct view of the LED light source from outside the luminaire is obstructed by means of total internal reflection at the prismatic optical structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Philips Lighting Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Maria Thijssen, Denis Joseph Carel Van Oers, Noud Johannes Fleuren
  • Publication number: 20160369972
    Abstract: There is provided a light-emitting device (1) that may be mounted in a ceiling. The light-emitting device (1) comprises an optically reflecting layer (11) and a light-transmissive layer (12) arranged such that a space is formed in-between. In the space a light source (10a, 10b) and a reflector (13a, 13b) are arranged such that light emitted by the light source (10a, 10b) is redirected by the reflector (13a, 13b) and emitted primarily towards a reflective side (14) of the optically reflecting layer (11). The reflector (13a, 13b) is arranged to emit a portion of the light directly towards the light-transmissive layer (12). Furthermore, the reflector (13a, 13b) may comprise optically specular portions (20a, 20b, 31) and optically diffusive portions (18, 32, 33, 34, 35) arranged such that a larger surface fraction of the reflector (13a, 13b) comprises diffusive surface portions closer to the optically reflecting layer (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: JOHANNES MARIA THIJSSEN, SILVIA MARIA BOOIJ
  • Patent number: 9476551
    Abstract: A non-transparent light-emitting construction element (100; 200; 300; 400), comprising: a construction element having a mounting side and a user-facing side (104; 204; 304) to be facing a user when the light-emitting construction element is used in a construction; and a light-emitter (108; 404) embedded in the construction element, wherein the light-emitter is embedded in the construction element in such a way that the light-emitter is non-visible in its off-state and light from the light-emitter escapes from the construction element when the light-emitter is in its on-state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Maria Thijssen, Andreas Aloysius Henricus Duijmelink, Bram Knaapen, Anthonie Hendrik Bergman, Jonathan David Mason, Elena Tiziana Ferrari
  • Publication number: 20160290594
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a luminaire comprising one or more LED light sources (102) arranged within a light chamber that is enclosed by a translucent cover (302), having an inner surface (308), wherein the LED light source (102) is arranged to illuminate the inner surface (308) of the translucent cover (302). The translucent cover (302) comprises a prismatic optical structure (304) on the inner surface (308) for reflecting and/or refracting light from the LED light source (102) omni-directionally. The prismatic optical structure (304) is designed such that a direct view of the LED light source from outside the luminaire is obstructed by means of total internal reflection at the prismatic optical structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: JOHANNES MARIA THIJSSEN, DENIS JOSEPH CAREL VAN OERS, NOUD JOHANNES FLEUREN
  • Publication number: 20150364853
    Abstract: A connector assembly comprising at least a first connector body provided with a first mechanical interconnection element and a first connector part having at least one first conductor. The connector assembly further comprises a second connector body provided with a second mechanical interconnection element, a housing and a second connector part having at least one second conductor. The first and second connector bodies are releaseably connectable to each other by means of the mechanical interconnection elements, whilst the first and second conductors are releaseably connectable to each other. The second connector part is mounted on a slider being slideable with respect to the housing along a longitudinal axis thereof. The slider is slideable against spring force from a first position, wherein the slider is located near a front end of the second connector body to a second position at a distance of the front end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Maria THIJSSEN, Andreas Aloysius Henricus DUIJMELINK, Noud Johannes FLEUREN, Elena Tiziana FERRARI, Matje MAESSEN
  • Patent number: D816878
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Herman Vos, Noud Johannes Fleuren, Mark Johannes Antonius Verhoeven, Johannes Maria Thijssen, Joris Jan Vrehen, Fernando Munoz, Marko Macura, Jean-Francois Laporte, Jean-Francois Duquette, Jonathan Hardy
  • Patent number: D827192
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Herman Vos, Noud Johannes Fleuren, Mark Johannes Antonius Verhoeven, Johannes Maria Thijssen, Joris Jan Vrehen, Fernando Munoz, Marko Macura, Jean-Francois Laporte