Patents by Inventor Marc Andre De Samber

Marc Andre De Samber 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: 11005017
    Abstract: There is proposed a light source comprising: a semiconductor diode structure adapted to generate light; and an optical enhancement section above the semiconductor diode structure and adapted to output light from the semiconductor diode structure. A partially-reflective layer covers at least a portion of the top of the optical enhancement section and is adapted to reflect a portion of the output light towards the optical enhancement section. The partially-reflective layer has a light transmittance characteristic that varies laterally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventors: Floris Maria Hermansz Crompvoets, Benno Spinger, Pascal Jean Henri Bloemen, Norbertus Antonius Maria Sweegers, Marc André De Samber
  • Patent number: 10995915
    Abstract: A LED module is disclosed comprising a LED chip including at least one LED arranged to direct a luminous output centered about an optical axis towards a light exit surface; an optical layer separated from the light exit surface by a spacing region having a lower refractive index than the optical layer and a material comprising the light exit surface, the optical layer being arranged to redirect the luminous output in a direction under a non-zero angle with the optical axis; and a collimating element over the optical layer, the collimating element being arranged to collimate the redirected luminous output in said direction. A lighting module including one or more of such LED modules is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Marc Andre de Samber, Norbertus Antonius Maria Sweegers, Floris Maria Hermansz Crompvoets
  • Patent number: 10948148
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lighting device, in particular a headlamp for vehicles, at least comprising an array of light sources, consisting of first and second light sources being mounted within the same flat or curved plane, and a projecting optical system arranged to project light emitted by the light sources in a forward direction of the lighting device. At least one shifting element is arranged in front of said first light sources. The shifting element generates real or virtual emission positions of the light of said first light sources shifted towards or away from the projecting optical system with respect to emission positions of said second light sources. With the proposed lighting device, in addition to the main lighting function of illumination, a pattern or signature can be projected at one or several additional image planes. The lighting device thus e.g. allows the additional projection of branding or safety patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Hugo Johan Cornelissen, Achim Hilgers, Floris Maria Hermansz Crompvoets, Norbertus Antonius Maria Sweegers, Marc Andre De Samber
  • Patent number: 10813570
    Abstract: A device for monitoring the inhalation of airborne pollutant by a subject including a processor configured to determine or receive measurements of the amount of airborne pollutant around the subject and the amount of air inhaled by the subject, and to combine the measurements to determine a measure of the amount of airborne pollutant inhaled by the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Koray Karakaya, Maarten Petrus Joseph Kuenen, Declan Patrick Kelly, Ron Martinus Laurentius Van Lieshout, Marc Andre De Samber
  • Publication number: 20200321493
    Abstract: A solid state UV output device package comprises a base which defines a chamber in which electrical components are housed. At least two spring contacts are mounted in the chamber. A lid over the chamber has a UV transparent or translucent window, electrical connection tracks mounted over the inside of the window and a UV output arrangement mounted over the electrical connection tracks. The electrical connection tracks of the lid make electrical contact with the spring contacts. This provides a two-layer structure which provides improved thermal management.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: MARC ANDRE DE SAMBER, ARIE JAN HOVESTAD
  • Publication number: 20200292151
    Abstract: A luminaire (10) comprises an array of lighting units (12) arranged as a plurality of regions (14a-14e). A reflector arrangement (16) is provided over the array of lighting units (12) for directing the light from each region (14a-14e) of the luminaire (10) to a different spread of light output directions. Each lighting unit (12) of at least one of the regions (14a-14e) comprises a first sub-unit (20, 22, 24) with a first polarised light output and a second sub-unit (20, 22, 24) with a second light output which is different from the first light output in polarisation, wherein the first and second sub-units (20, 22, 24) are independently controllable. In this way, light output in a certain range of directions can be controlled to have a desired polarisation. By actuating different sub-units (20, 22, 24), the polarisation can be dynamically controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: MARC ANDRE DE SAMBER, HUGO JOHAN CORNELISSEN, JOCHEN RENAAT VAN GHELUWE, NORBERTUS ANTONIUS MARIA SWEEGERS
  • Patent number: 10728968
    Abstract: The invention provides a lighting device (100) comprising a plurality of light source packages (110) each light source package (110) comprising a light source (10) and a polarizer (20) configured to polarize light source light (11) of said light source (10), wherein the light source packages (110) are individually controllable, wherein the light source packages (110) are configured to provide polarized light source light (11) with at least two different polarization states (p1,p2), and wherein the light source packages (110) share a light exit window (120) for escape of the light source light (11) from said lighting device (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Norbertus Antonius Maria Sweegers, Marc Andre De Samber, Hugo Johan Cornelissen
  • Publication number: 20200235259
    Abstract: A method comprises forming a mask on a first surface of a substrate. The mask is patterned to form openings on the first surface of the substrate. Notches are formed in the first surface of the substrate in the openings. The mask is removed from the first surface of the substrate A plurality of LEDs are provided on the first surface of the substrate and between notches. A second surface of the substrate is thinned to expose the notches and separate the LEDs. The second surface of the substrate is opposite of the first surface of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Filip ILIEVSKI, Norbertus Antonius Maria Sweegers, Kwong-Hin Henry Choy, Marc Andre De Samber
  • Publication number: 20200173646
    Abstract: The invention provides a system (1) comprising a fan assembly (100) with a plurality of nozzle openings (115a, 115b, . . . ) for creating air flows (111a, 111b, . . . ), the fan assembly (100) configured to provide the air flows (111a, 111b, . . . ) in at least two non-parallel directions (112a, 112b, . . . ), wherein the at least two non-parallel directions (112a, 112b, . . . ) are configured within a virtual cone (30) having an apex angle (?) selected from the range of 10-170° and having a cone axis (31), a control system (200) configured to control the air flows (11a, 111b, . . . ), the system (1) further comprising a light source (10) configured to generate light source light (11), and the system (1) further comprising heating elements (113a, 113b, . . . ) for heating the respective flows (111a, 111b, . . . ).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: ANTONIUS ADRIANUS MARIA MARINUS, MARC ANDRE DE SAMBER, NORBERTUS ANTONIUS MARIA SWEEGERS, HENDRIK JAN EGGINK
  • Publication number: 20200149697
    Abstract: A LED module is disclosed comprising a LED chip including at least one LED arranged to direct a luminous output centered about an optical axis towards a light exit surface; an optical layer separated from the light exit surface by a spacing region having a lower refractive index than the optical layer and a material comprising the light exit surface, the optical layer being arranged to redirect the luminous output in a direction under a non-zero angle with the optical axis; and a collimating element over the optical layer, the collimating element being arranged to collimate the redirected luminous output in said direction. A lighting module including one or more of such LED modules is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Marc Andre de Samber, Norbertus Antonius Maria Sweegers, Floris Maria Hermansz Crompvoets
  • Patent number: 10629788
    Abstract: Proposed is a light source comprising: a plurality of LED light sources, each of the plurality of LED light sources having: a semiconductor diode structure adapted to generate light; and a light output section above the semiconductor diode structure adapted to output light from the semiconductor diode structure, the area of the light output section being less than the area of the semiconductor diode structure; and an optically transmissive structure overlapping the light output sections of the plurality of LED light sources so as to receive light from the light output sections of the plurality of LED light sources and having a light exit section adapted to output the received light. The area of the light exit section of the optically transmissive structure is less than the footprint area of the plurality of LED light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Norbertus Antonius Maria Sweegers, Marc Andre de Samber, Hugo Johan Cornelissen, Floris Maria Hermansz Crompvoets
  • Patent number: 10615306
    Abstract: A method according to embodiments of the invention includes providing a light emitting semiconductor structure grown on a substrate. The substrate has a front side and a back side opposite the front side. Notches are formed in the substrate. The notches extend from the front side of the substrate into the substrate. After forming notches in the substrate, the back side of the substrate is thinned to expose the notches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Filip Ilievski, Norbertus Antonius Maria Sweegers, Kwong-Hin Henry Choy, Marc Andre De Samber
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190373817
    Abstract: The invention provides a horticulture arrangement (2) configured for support of a plant part (6) of a plant (5), comprising a horticulture lighting system (1) for horticulture lighting, the horticulture lighting system (1) comprising a light generating device (10) and an element (100), the element (100) having an elongated shape with an element length (L1), the element (100) comprising a plurality of light emitting regions (200) adapted to provide horticulture light (201) during operation of the light generating device (10), wherein an arrangement of positions of the light emitting regions (200) along the length (L1) of the element (100) is controllable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: MARC ANDRE DE SAMBER, NORBERTUS ANTONIUS MARIA SWEEGERS
  • Publication number: 20190313494
    Abstract: The invention provides a lighting device (100) comprising a plurality of light source packages (110) each light source package (110) comprising a light source (10) and a polarizer (20) configured to polarize light source light (11) of said light source (10), wherein the light source packages (110) are individually controllable, wherein the light source packages (110) are configured to provide polarized light source light (11) with at least two different polarization states (p1,p2), and wherein the light source packages (110) share a light exit window (120) for escape of the light source light (11) from said lighting device (100).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: NORBERTUS ANTONIUS MARIA SWEEGERS, MARC ANDRE DE SAMBER, HUGO JOHAN CORNELISSEN
  • Publication number: 20190232552
    Abstract: The invention provides a 3D printing method and product which makes use of a base module which comprises an electrical circuit, wherein the electrical circuit is incomplete. A 3D printed structure over the module completes the electrical circuit of the base module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Marc Andre DE SAMBER, Boudewijn Ruben DE JONG
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10290675
    Abstract: The invention provides an LED module having a concentrated light output window. Light output from a first output window of an LED assembly (e.g. from a plurality of LEDs) is passed to an input window of a light directing element and redirected to be emitted from a second, smaller output window of a light directing element. This difference in size thereby concentrates the light output by the light directing element. The second output window (of the light directing element) is substantially perpendicular to the first output window, allowing for the size of the LED assembly in a particular dimension to not be necessarily constrained by the size of the second output window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Lumileds Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Norbertus Antonius Maria Sweegers, Marc André De Samber
  • Patent number: 10281128
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lighting device (100, 200, 300) comprising a split lighting engine with at least two thermally separated sub-engines (104, 106, 202, 204, 206, 302). Each sub-engine comprises at least one solid state light source (114, 212, 306) and a component (118, 210, 304) adapted to regulate electric current or power to the at least one solid state light source (114, 212, 306), so that the sub-engines (104, 106, 202, 204, 206, 302) are individually drivable based on a thermal environment of each sub-engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Hendrik Jan Eggink, Boudewijn Ruben De Jong, Marc Andre De Samber
  • Publication number: 20190103508
    Abstract: A method according to embodiments of the invention includes providing a light emitting semiconductor structure grown on a substrate. The substrate has a front side and a back side opposite the front side. Notches are formed in the substrate. The notches extend from the front side of the substrate into the substrate. After forming notches in the substrate, the back side of the substrate is thinned to expose the notches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Filip Ilievski, Norbertus Antonius Maria Sweegers, Kwong-Hin Henry Choy, Marc Andre De Samber