Patents by Inventor Maurice Herman Johan Draaijer

Maurice Herman Johan Draaijer 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: 10366048
    Abstract: The invention describes a method of performing automatic commissioning of a network (N) comprising a plurality of network devices (10, 11, 12, 13), wherein each device (10, 11, 12, 13) is characterized by a device identifier (14) and wherein the devices (10, 11, 12, 13) are realized to exchange data packets (2), which method comprises the steps of obtaining a computer-readable installation plan (3) for the network (N), which installation plan (3) comprises a physical location descriptor (31) for devices (10, 11, 12, 13) of the network (N); deducing the network topology (T) of the network (N) from network descriptive information (40, 41, 42, 43) provided by the devices (10, 11, 12, 13) on the basis of data packets (2) exchanged between the devices (10, 11, 12, 13); and comparing the deduced network topology (T) to the installation plan (3) to allocate a physical location descriptor (31) to a device identifier (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Xiangyu Wang, Armand Michel Marie Lelkens, Maurice Herman Johan Draaijer
  • Publication number: 20190116645
    Abstract: A method of automatically commissioning a lighting system comprising a plurality of luminaires for illuminating one or more regions within a space. The method comprises: receiving signals from a positioning system, indicating a respective location within the space at which each of a plurality of physical entities is detected by the positioning system, each of the entities being a person or a movable nonhuman object. The method further comprises determining a spatial distribution of at least some of the entities based on the locations indicated by the signals from the positioning system, and determining a region within the space corresponding to this spatial distribution. The method then comprises identifying a group of the luminaires that are arranged to illuminate the determined region and storing identifiers of those luminaires together as a group in a commissioning database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: LUCA TIBERI, RALF GERTRUDA HUBERTUS VONCKEN, MAURICE HERMAN JOHAN DRAAIJER, JOHANNES PETRUS WILHELMUS BAAIJENS
  • Patent number: 10133900
    Abstract: A method for controlling the output of contextual information to assist a user to perform a sequence of activities using a computing device, the computing device comprising or coupled to at least one wearable sensor and at least one output device for providing contextual information, the method comprising: identifying, using sensor information from the at least one sensor, an activity being performed by the user; selecting and controlling the output of contextual information based on the activity being performed by the user, the contextual information being output from the at least one output device to a user to assist the user in performing the identified activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Luca Tiberi, Paul Anthony Shrubsole, Maurice Herman Johan Draaijer, Ralf Gertruda Hubertus Voncken
  • Patent number: 10076015
    Abstract: In one aspect there is provided a luminaire (100) comprising: a light source (104) operable to emit a beam of light; and a radio module (106) operable to emit a radio beam comprising a radio signal, using a frequency band of 60 GHz; wherein the light source (104) and radio module (106) are operable to emit the light beam and radio beam so as to be substantially coincident in space. According to another aspect, there is provided a method comprising using a spatial extent of the light beam to indicate an approximate spatial extent of the radio beam, or vice versa using a spatial extent of the radio beam to indicate an approximate spatial extent of the light beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Arnoldus Cornelis Bernsen, Walter Dees, Maurice Herman Johan Draaijer
  • 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: 10013874
    Abstract: A wearable device 100 for controlling a controllable device 104 based on an interaction with an object 102 is disclosed. The wearable device 100 comprises a device detection unit 106 for detecting proximity of the object 102, an action detection unit 112 for detecting an action indicative of an interaction of a user wearing the wearable device 100 with the object 102 and a processing unit 108 for generating a control command for controlling the controllable device 104 based on the detected proximity of the object 102 and based on the action indicative of an interaction with the object 102. The wearable device 100 further comprises a communication unit 110 for sending the control command to the controllable device 104. Thereby, the wearable device 100 is able to detect the use of the object 102 and adjust the control parameters of the controllable device 104 to create context-related use conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Luca Tiberi, Paul Anthony Shrubsole, Maurice Herman Johan Draaijer, Ralf Gertruda Hubertus Voncken
  • Patent number: 9997958
    Abstract: The invention relates to a DC power distribution system (1), especially to an EMerge DC power distribution system, for distributing DC power. A power supply (5) supplies DC power to a track (2) to which an electrical load (9, 10) is attached. A communication device (11) is attached to the track (2), which a) wirelessly receives communication signals and transmits the received communication signals via a power line communication provided by the track to the power supply (5) and/or the electrical load (9,), and/or b) receives communication signals via the power line communication from the power supply (5) and/or the electrical load (9, 10) and wirelessly transmits the received communication signals. Thus, a communication setting is provided, which allows for a very simple integration of a control functionality for controlling, for instance, the power supply 10 and/or the electrical load by transmitting control signals via the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Maurice Herman Johan Draaijer, Bozena Erdmann, Matthias Wendt
  • Publication number: 20180129258
    Abstract: A Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) device for use in a PoE system is described. The PoE device comprising a first PoE port for connecting the device to an upstream PoE device or a central control unit, a second PoE port for connecting the device to a downstream device or PoE device and a control unit for controlling data and/or power communication between the first and second PoE port. The control unit further comprises a first power input terminal connected to the first PoE port to receive electrical power for powering the control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: PETER LUERKENS, HARALD JOSEF GÜNTHER RADERMACHER, MAURICE HERMAN JOHAN DRAAIJER
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180100932
    Abstract: There is provided a positioning system that comprises a GPS device including a GPS receiver arranged to receive GPS satellite signals from a plurality of GPS satellites and an attenuation device arranged to attenuate GPS satellite signals such that when a GPS satellite is located in a first portion of sky the GPS satellite signals received by the GPS receiver from said GPS satellite are attenuated. A storage is provided to store satellite location information for the plurality of GPS satellites over time at a location of the GPS receiver, and a controller is provided to determine location information of the GPS device based on received GPS information from the GPS device, wherein the received GPS information comprises information on signal strengths of the GPS satellite signals received by the GPS receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: MAURICE HERMAN JOHAN DRAAIJER, PAULUS HENRICUS ANTONIUS DAMINK
  • Publication number: 20180083799
    Abstract: A lighting device comprising: a first radio transceiver for connection to at least one further lighting device via a first wireless network; a second radio transceiver for connection to a network device via a second wireless network; a memory storing credentials assigned for use by the second transceiver for communication with the network device; and a control module configured to: detect that the lighting device is to operate as a bridge, instead of a further lighting device, to allow data to be exchanged between the at least one further lighting device and the network device; obtain credentials that have been established for use by the further lighting device to communicate with the second network; and modify the credentials stored in memory such that the credentials associated with the further lighting device are assigned for use by the second transceiver, thereby configuring the lighting device to operate as the bridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: MAURICE HERMAN JOHAN DRAAIJER, THEODORUS JACOBUS JOHANNES DENTENEER, HONGMING YANG
  • Publication number: 20180066833
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an apparatus comprising a pole such as a light pole, and one or more removable modules adapted to be removably fitted to the pole. The apparatus further comprises, included in the lighting module or another of the modules, a controller comprising a wireless receiver for wirelessly receiving on-off signals from a remote control system. An inductive coupling between a primary winding in the light pole and a secondary winding in the lighting module is used to transfer power from a power supply of the pole to at least one of the removable modules, in order to power an element of that module. Further, a magnetic coupling is used to enable the controller to control a switch in the pole in order to connect and disconnect the primary winding to and from the power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: MAURICE HERMAN JOHAN DRAAIJER, KUMAR ARULANDU
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9880598
    Abstract: A Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) device (200) for use in a PoE system is described. The PoE device (200) comprising a first PoE port (210) for connecting the device to an upstream PoE device or a central control unit, a second PoE port (220) for connecting the device to a downstream device or PoE device and a control unit (240) for controlling data (335) and/or power communication (400) between the first (210) and second (220) PoE port. The control unit (240) further comprises a first power input terminal (305) connected to the first PoE port (210) to receive electrical power (320) for powering the control unit (240).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Peter Luerkens, Harald Josef Günther Radermacher, Maurice Herman Johan Draaijer
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20170337857
    Abstract: A method (300, 600) of augmenting an illumination perception by one or more wearers of respective head-mountable computing devices (100) each including at least one transparent display module (106) is disclosed. The method comprises determining (320) a desired light condition for said wearer in a space (10), determining an actual light condition (330) for said wearer in said space; and displaying a semi-transparent image on the at least one transparent display module to filter the light passing through the at least one display module in case the actual light condition differs from the desired light condition. In embodiments, the user preferences may be used to perform a global optimization of the light output by one or more (distributed) light sources of a lighting system. Computer program products comprising computer program code for implementing such a method when executed on a suitable processor, a head-mountable computing device and a lighting system are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: LUCA TIBERI, ASHISH VIJAY PANDHARIPANDE, PAUL ANTHONY SHRUBSOLE, RALF GERTRUDA HUBERTUS VONCKEN, MAURICE HERMAN JOHAN DRAAIJER
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20170316240
    Abstract: A method for controlling the output of contextual information to assist a user to perform a sequence of activities using a computing device, the computing device comprising or coupled to at least one wearable sensor and at least one output device for providing contextual information, the method comprising: identifying, using sensor information from the at least one sensor, an activity being performed by the user; selecting and controlling the output of contextual information based on the activity being performed by the user, the contextual information being output from the at least one output device to a user to assist the user in performing the identified activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: LUCA TIBERI, PAUL ANTHONY SHRUBSOLE, MAURICE HERMAN JOHAN DRAAIJER, RALF GERTRUDA HUBERTUS VONCKEN