Patents by Inventor Manuel Eduardo Alarcon-Rivero

Manuel Eduardo Alarcon-Rivero 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: 10033181
    Abstract: The invention relates to a DC power distribution system for distributing DC power to one or several electrical devices. The system comprises an electrical device (2) for receiving DC power via an electrical conductor (4) from a power supply device (3) with a power supply control unit (5) and for transmitting a signal to the power supply control unit for requesting a lower power or a higher power. The power supply device is operable in a high power mode and in a low power mode, wherein the power supply control unit controls the power mode of the power supply device depending on the received signal. This allows adapting the power supply to the power, which is actually really needed in the DC power distribution system, in a technically relatively simple way. Particularly standby situations can be handled more efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Maurice Herman Johan Draaijer, Matthias Wendt, Michael Alex Van Hartskamp, Bozena Erdmann, Manuel Eduardo Alarcon-Rivero
  • Patent number: 9967953
    Abstract: A lighting system, an identification system and an identification device for a lighting system, wherein the lighting system comprises a plurality of components. The identification device comprises a transmitter adapted to receive an identification request, and a signaling apparatus comprising a control unit and one or more signaling devices, wherein the control unit is adapted to control the one or more signaling devices so that, in response to receipt of the identification request, an identification signal is produced that alerts a human to a location or direction of one or more of the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Matthias Wendt, Lennart Yseboodt, Bozena Erdmann, Manuel Eduardo Alarcon-Rivero, Maurice Herman Johan Draaijer
  • Patent number: 9912487
    Abstract: The invention relates to a DC power distribution system, especially an EMerge DC power distribution system (1). The system is adapted such that power conductors (3, 4) electrically connected to different groups (5, 6) of ports (14) belong to separate power line communication (PLC) channels, wherein several electrical loads (7 . . . 10; 11 . . . 13) are in power line communication with a group of ports of a same PLC channel. The separation of the different PLC channels allows for a relatively simple determination to which group of ports which electrical loads are electrically connected. This information can be used by, for instance, a user to commission the electrical loads. For example, if the locations of the power conductors, which are electrically connected to certain groups of ports, are known, the information about which electrical loads are connected to which groups of ports can be used for determining the location of the respective electrical load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Matthias Wendt, Bozena Erdmann, Manuel Eduardo Alarcon-Rivero, Maurice Herman Johan Draaijer
  • Patent number: 9887538
    Abstract: The invention relates to a DC power distribution system for distributing DC power from a power supply device (3) to an electrical device (2). The power supply device is operable in a high power mode or in a low power mode for supplying a higher power or a lower power, respectively, to the electrical device via an electrical conductor (4), wherein the electrical device is switchable between a high power mode and a low power mode in which the electrical device consumes more power or less power, respectively. An electrical device control unit (11) controls the mode of the electrical device depending on the power supplied by the power supply device. This automatic control of the electrical device depending on the provided power can lead to a better balance between the power consumption and the power supply and, thus, to an improved efficiency of supplying power to the electrical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Matthias Wendt, Michael Alex Van Hartskamp, Maurice Herman Johan Draaijer, Manuel Eduardo Alarcon-Rivero, Bozena Erdmann
  • Publication number: 20180007764
    Abstract: A lighting system, an identification system and an identification device for a lighting system, wherein the lighting system comprises a plurality of components. The identification device comprises a transmitter adapted to receive an identification request, and a signaling apparatus comprising a control unit and one or more signaling devices, wherein the control unit is adapted to control the one or more signaling devices so that, in response to receipt of the identification request, an identification signal is produced that alerts a human to a location or direction of one or more of the components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: MATTHIAS WENDT, LENNART YSEBOODT, BOZENA ERDMANN, MANUEL EDUARDO ALARCON-RIVERO, MAURICE HERMAN JOHAN DRAAIJER
  • Patent number: 9847885
    Abstract: The invention relates a method and apparatus for distributing power in DC-grid systems, wherein power negotiations are done in a daisy chained system. Multiple mechanisms are presented mitigating the issue of stepwise exploring the power requests along a chain and still keeping the negotiation quick and without many cycles required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Matthias Wendt, Lennart Yseboodt, Bozena Erdmann, Manuel Eduardo Alarcon-Rivero, Maurice Herman Johan Draaijer
  • Patent number: 9823218
    Abstract: Integrated circuit (100) comprising a semiconductor substrate (110); an insulating layer (120) over said substrate; an first transistor (140) on said insulating layer, said first transistor comprising an exposed channel region (146) in between a source region (142a, 142b) and a drain region (144); and a voltage waveform generator (150) conductively coupled to the semiconductor substrate for providing the first transistor with a bias voltage during a signal acquisition period, wherein the voltage waveform generator is arranged to generate an alternating bias voltage waveform (300) comprising a periodically increasing amplitude. A sensing apparatus including such an integrated circuit and a sensing method using such an integrated circuit are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Johan Hendrik Klootwijk, Marleen Mescher, Manuel Eduardo Alarcon-Rivero, Nico Maris Adriaan De Wild
  • Publication number: 20170325318
    Abstract: The invention relates to a control system (4) for controlling lighting units (30, 31, 32, 33) of a lighting system (1), wherein the lighting units are assigned to different areas and the control system is adapted to control the lighting units in accordance with a lighting command, which defines desired power levels, and depending on occupancy information, which is indicative of a degree of occupancy of the areas, such that different lighting units are set to their desired power levels at different times, even if the provided lighting command requests to set the lighting units to their respective desired power levels at substantially the same time. This can reduce the likelihood of, for instance, blown fuses or damaged components of the lighting system, while, because of the consideration of the occupancy information, the delay in setting the lighting units to their desired power levels may be not or only hardly visible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: MATTHIAS WENDT, MANUEL EDUARDO ALARCON-RIVERO, MAURICE HERMAN JOHAN DRAAIJER
  • Patent number: 9423375
    Abstract: An integrated circuit (100) comprising a substrate (110); an insulating layer (120) over said substrate; and a first nanowire element (140a) and a second nanowire element (140b) adjacent to said first nanowire element on said insulating layer; wherein the first nanowire element is arranged to be exposed to a medium comprising an analyte of interest, and wherein the second nanowire element is shielded from said medium by a shielding layer (150) over said second nanowire element. A sensing apparatus including such an IC, a sensing method using such an IC and a method of manufacturing such an IC are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Johan Hendrik Klootwijk, Marleen Mescher, Manuel Eduardo Alarcon-Rivero, Nico Maris Adriaan De Wild
  • Publication number: 20160043873
    Abstract: The invention relates to a DC power distribution system, especially an EMerge DC power distribution system (1). The system is adapted such that power conductors (3, 4) electrically connected to different groups (5, 6) of ports (14) belong to separate power line communication (PLC) channels, wherein several electrical loads (7 . . . 10; 11 . . . 13) are in power line communication with a group of ports of a same PLC channel. The separation of the different PLC channels allows for a relatively simple determination to which group of ports which electrical loads are electrically connected. This information can be used by, for instance, a user to commission the electrical loads. For example, if the locations of the power conductors, which are electrically connected to certain groups of ports, are known, the information about which electrical loads are connected to which groups of ports can be used for determining the location of the respective electrical load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2014
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: MATTHIAS WENDT, BOZENA ERDMANN, MANUEL EDUARDO ALARCON-RIVERO, MAURICE HERMAN JOHAN DRAAIJER
  • Publication number: 20150293054
    Abstract: An integrated circuit (100) comprising a substrate (110); an insulating layer (120) over said substrate; and a first nanowire element (140a) and a second nanowire element (140b) adjacent to said first nanowire element on said insulating layer; wherein the first nanowire element is arranged to be exposed to a medium comprising an analyte of interest, and wherein the second nanowire element is shielded from said medium by a shielding layer (150) over said second nanowire element. A sensing apparatus including such an IC, a sensing method using such an IC and a method of manufacturing such an IC are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Johan Hendrik Klootwijk, Marleen Mescher, Manuel Eduardo Alarcon-Rivero, Nico Maris Adriaan De Wild
  • Publication number: 20150276668
    Abstract: Integrated circuit (100) comprising a semiconductor substrate (110); an insulating layer (120) over said substrate; an first transistor (140) on said insulating layer, said first transistor comprising an exposed channel region (146) in between a source region (142a, 142b) and a drain region (144); and a voltage waveform generator (150) conductively coupled to the semiconductor substrate for providing the first transistor with a bias voltage during a signal acquisition period, wherein the voltage waveform generator is arranged to generate an alternating bias voltage waveform (300) comprising a periodically increasing amplitude. A sensing apparatus including such an integrated circuit and a sensing method using such an integrated circuit are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Johan Hendrik Klootwijk, Marleen Mescher, Manuel Eduardo Alarcon-Rivero, Nico Maris Adriaan De Wild
  • Publication number: 20150207315
    Abstract: The invention relates to a DC power distribution system for distributing DC power from a power supply device (3) to an electrical device (2). The power supply device is operable in a high power mode or in a low power mode for supplying a higher power or a lower power, respectively, to the electrical device via an electrical conductor (4), wherein the electrical device is switchable between a high power mode and a low power mode in which the electrical device consumes more power or less power, respectively. An electrical device control unit (11) controls the mode of the electrical device depending on the power supplied by the power supply device. This automatic control of the electrical device depending on the provided power can lead to a better balance between the power consumption and the power supply and, thus, to an improved efficiency of supplying power to the electrical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Inventors: Matthias Wendt, Michael Alex Van Hartskamp, Maurice Herman Johan Draaijer, Manuel Eduardo Alarcon-Rivero, Bozena Erdmann
  • Publication number: 20150200540
    Abstract: The invention relates to a DC power distribution system for distributing DC power to one or several electrical devices. The system comprises an electrical device (2) for receiving DC power via an electrical conductor (4) from a power supply device (3) with a power supply control unit (5) and for transmitting a signal to the power supply control unit for requesting a lower power or a higher power. The power supply device is operable in a high power mode and in a low power mode, wherein the power supply control unit controls the power mode of the power supply device depending on the received signal. This allows adapting the power supply to the power, which is actually really needed in the DC power distribution system, in a technically relatively simple way. Particularly standby situations can be handled more efficiently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Inventors: Maurice Herman Johan Draaijer, Matthias Wendt, Michael Alex Van Hartskamp, Bozena Erdmann, Manuel Eduardo Alarcon-Rivero
  • Publication number: 20150192613
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrical connector (1) for connecting an electrical device to an electrical conductor (3) for powering the electrical device with DC voltage. The electrical connector comprises a diagnostic information providing unit for providing diagnostic information about a connection between the electrical device and the electrical conductor and an indicator for indicating the determined diagnostic information. An installer can therefore readily see whether the electrical connection is correct or not. Accordingly, the installer can modify the electrical connections such that the indicated determined diagnostic information indicates a correct electrical connection. This reduces the likelihood of a shutdown of the powering of the electrical device with DC voltage, after the installation has been completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventors: Maurice Herman Johan Draaijer, Bozena Erdmann, Michael Alex Van Hartskamp, Matthias Wendt, Manuel Eduardo Alarcon-Rivero
  • Publication number: 20150017832
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrical connector for connecting an electrical device to an electrical conductor (3) for powering the electrical device (9) with DC voltage. The electrical connector (1) comprises an arrangement information providing unit for determining arrangement information being information about the arrangement of the electrical connector on the electrical conductor and an indicator (7) for indicating the provided arrangement information Since the arrangement information is provided and indicated, a user like an installer can easily see how the respective electrical connector is arranged on the electrical conductor, in particular, with respect to other electrical connectors. Specifically, if several electrical connectors are present, arrangement information can be provided for the several electrical connectors. This allows the user to easily obtain an overview of components of a DC power distribution system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Maurice Herman Johan Draaijer, Bozena Erdmann, Michael Alex Van Hartskamp, Matthias Wendt, Manuel Eduardo Alarcon-Rivero
  • Publication number: 20140361620
    Abstract: The invention relates to an overload detection device (1) for detecting an overload condition in a DC system (5) comprising a DC voltage source (4) and several electrical devices (8, 9, 10) electrically connected to the DC voltage source. The overload detection device comprises an overload detection unit for detecting the overload condition and a reducing unit for reducing the power consumed by an electrical device of the several electrical devices, if the overload detection unit detects the overload condition. Since the overload detection device reduces the power consumed by an electrical device of the several electrical devices, if the overload detection unit detects the overload condition, the overload condition may be removed, without requiring manual intervention. This allows for an improved recovery of the DC system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Alex Van Hartskamp, Manuel Eduardo Alarcon-Rivero, Matthias Wendt, Bozena Erdmann, Maurice Herman Johan Draaijer
  • Publication number: 20110026434
    Abstract: A node detection system includes an array of nodes (510), wherein each node of the array of nodes (510) has at least at least two, three or four directional antennas (530) configured to have antenna beams in as many directions. The range of each antenna is limited to reach a neighboring operational node of the array of nodes (510) for transmission of a message to the neighboring operational node. A controller (550) is configured to receive messages from the array of nodes (510) and determine the location of each node based on the messages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Petrus Desiderius Victor Van Der Stok, Manuel Eduardo Alarcon-Rivero, Willem Franke Pasveer, Mihai Adrian Tiberiu Sanduleanu