Patents by Inventor Luc Bouwens

Luc Bouwens 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: 20190145987
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to the identification of a biomarker specifically located in the plasma membrane of pancreatic beta cells. Based on a set of specific features the biomarker is a unique candidate for imaging and targeting strategies to study the pancreatic beta cell mass in health and disease (T1D, T2D, pancreatic cancers, obesity, islet transplantation, beta cell regeneration).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Eizirik Decio LAKS, Alexander BALHUIZEN, Nick Mark DEVOOGDT, Sam Marc Kris Aimé MASSA, Luc BOUWENS, Iris MATHIJS
  • Publication number: 20180326757
    Abstract: An inkjet printing method using an inkjet printing device including a vacuum support for a substrate held down against a support surface of the vacuum support by air suction includes a step of jetting a set of layers with a set of liquids on the support surface to form a pattern with a surface roughness between 2.0 ?m and 200.0 ?m and rougher than the surface roughness of the support surface, and a step of supporting the substrate at least partially on the pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Luc BOUWENS, Mark BARRETT, Joris VAN GARSSE
  • Publication number: 20160303871
    Abstract: A method using an inkjet print device for printing on a substrate includes a conveyor belt system, wherein the conveyor belt system includes a conveyor belt with synthetic setae to transport the substrate and to hold the substrate while printing on the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventor: Luc BOUWENS
  • Publication number: 20160185128
    Abstract: A method of UV curable inkjet printing on a cuboid shaped object includes the steps of jetting and UV curing an image of one or more UV curable inks on at least one vertical panel of the cuboid shaped object, and measuring the perpendicular distance from an active distance controller to the vertical plane, wherein the cuboid shaped object is selected from intermodal freight containers, crates, trucks, trailers, semi-trailers and boxcars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2014
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Tom CLOOTS, Joseph VANDER AA, Luc BOUWENS
  • Publication number: 20160185127
    Abstract: A method of UV curable inkjet printing on a cuboid shaped object includes the steps of bringing and holding at least part of an inkjet printing device in physical contact with the cuboid shaped object, and jetting and UV curing an image of one or more UV curable inks on at least one vertical panel of the cuboid shaped object, wherein the cuboid shaped object is selected from intermodal freight containers, crates, trucks, trailers, semi-trailers and boxcars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Tom CLOOTS, Joseph VANDER AA, Luc BOUWENS
  • Publication number: 20100330049
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an in vitro method for generating insulin-producing beta cells from a population of mammalian cells comprising dedifferentiated exocrine pancreatic cells. The method comprises the step of culturing said dedifferentiated exocrine pancreatic cells in a culture medium in the presence of at least one agent that is able to inhibit the Notch 1 signaling pathway in said dedifferentiated exocrine pancreatic cells, and at least one ligand of the gp130 receptor and/or at least one ligand of the EGF receptor. The invention further provides a population of mammalian pancreatic cells comprising insulin-producing beta cells obtainable by the present method and uses thereof in a pharmaceutical composition for treating type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2009
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventors: Luc Bouwens, Luc Baeyens
  • Patent number: 7604991
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an in vitro method wherein mammalian beta-cell differentiation can be induced in dedifferentiated exocrine pancreatic cells in a medium comprising ligands of the EGF receptor and the GP130 receptor, such as EGF and LIF. Insulin secreting cells, obtainable by this method, provide a means for the treatment of diabetes by islet transplantation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignees: Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Opus NV
    Inventors: Luc Bouwens, Luc Baeyens
  • Patent number: 7365720
    Abstract: A calibration method for calibrating a fixed format emissive display device having a plurality of pixels is described In the display each pixel comprises at least three sub-pixels for emitting light of different real primary colours. The method comprises determining, for each real primary colour separately, a virtual target primary colour which can be reached by at least 80% of the pixels of the display, determining a colour gamut defined by the determined virtual target primary colours, and adjusting the drive currents to the sub-pixels to achieve a colour inside the determined colour gamut. A display having an extended range of colours is described, i.e. a gamut of colours that is more than the gamut provided by an n virtual primary colour based electronic multicolour display, as measured on a chromaticity diagram, for example. A color and/or brightness uniform image can be produced with this fixed format emissive display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: Barco N.V.
    Inventors: Luc Bouwens, Nele Dedene, Robbie Thielemans
  • Publication number: 20070292388
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an in vitro method wherein mammalian beta-cell differentiation can be induced in dedifferentiated exocrine pancreatic cells in a medium comprising ligands of the EGF receptor and the GP130 receptor, such as EGF and LIF. Insulin secreting cells, obtainable by this method, provide a means for the treatment of diabetes by islet transplantation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2004
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Applicants: VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL, OPUS NV
    Inventors: Luc Bouwens, Luc Baeyens
  • Publication number: 20050174309
    Abstract: A calibration method for calibrating a fixed format emissive display device having a plurality of pixels is described In the display each pixel comprises at least three sub-pixels for emitting light of different real primary colours. The method comprises determining, for each real primary colour separately, a virtual target primary colour which can be reached by at least 80% of the pixels of the display, determining a colour gamut defined by the determined virtual target primary colours, and adjusting the drive currents to the sub-pixels to achieve a colour inside the determined colour gamut. A display having an extended range of colours is described, i.e. a gamut of colours that is more than the gamut provided by an n virtual primary colour based electronic multicolour display, as measured on a chromaticity diagram, for example. A color and/or brightness uniform image can be produced with this fixed format emissive display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Publication date: August 11, 2005
    Inventors: Luc Bouwens, Nele Dedene, Robbie Thielemans