Patents by Inventor Michael Heesemans

Michael Heesemans 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: 20190133488
    Abstract: There is provided a method and apparatus for determining at least one of a position and an orientation of a wearable device on a subject. At least one physiological characteristic signal is acquired from a subject (402). The acquired at least one physiological characteristic signal from the subject has one or more characteristics indicative of at least one of a position and an orientation of a wearable device on the subject. The at least one of the position and orientation of the wearable device on the subject is determined based on the one or more characteristics indicative of the at least one of the position and orientation of the wearable device on the subject (404).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: MOHAMMED MEFTAH, NICOLE HIJNEN, VINCENT ALEXANDER RUDOLF AARTS, MICHAEL HEESEMANS, RENE MARTINUS MARIA DERKX, TEUN VAN DEN HEUVEL
  • Publication number: 20170014041
    Abstract: Various embodiments relate to a system and method for monitoring the heart rate of a user. In particular various embodiments relate to a system comprising an input unit, a time measurement unit, a heart rate sensor, a processing unit and an output unit. The processing unit determines at least one of three different time periods, the first below, the second inside and the third above a single heart rate range defined by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Wilhelmus Johannes Joseph Stut, Francesco Sartor, Michael Heesemans, Gerhard Spekowius, Jennifer Caffarel
  • Patent number: 8760408
    Abstract: A data processing system, e.g., a remote control device, has a pressure-sensitive touch screen arranged over a display monitor. The monitor provides a visual indication depending on a magnitude of a pressure registered by the touch screen. The indication is rendered as centered on the touch area and has an attribute that depends on the pressure exerted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Michael Heesemans, Galileo June Destura, Ramon Eugene Franciscus Van De Ven
  • Publication number: 20080204427
    Abstract: A data processing system, e.g., a remote control device, has a pressure-sensitive touch screen arranged over a display monitor. The monitor provides a visual indication depending on a magnitude of a pressure registered by the touch screen. The indication is rendered as centered on the touch area and has an attribute that depends on the pressure exerted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS, N.V.
    Inventors: Michael Heesemans, Galileo June Destura, Ramon Eugene Franciscus Van De Ven
  • Publication number: 20080105470
    Abstract: A data processing system comprises a pressure-sensitive input device for assigning a floating-point value to a parameter under control of a pressure applied to the device. The system is operative to detect a rate of change of the pressure to control the assigning, e.g., to validate the current value as being input or to unlock the value as set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS, N.V.
    Inventors: Ramon Eugene Franciscus Van De Ven, Galileo June Destura, Michael Heesemans
  • Publication number: 20080094367
    Abstract: A remote control device has a display monitor for rendering an image and a touch screen for user interaction. The touch screen is pressure-sensitive. The device has an operational mode wherein the image is being scaled dependent on a value of the pressure registered by the touch screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2005
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS, N.V.
    Inventors: Ramon Eugene Franciscus Van De Ven, Galileo June Destura, Michael Heesemans
  • Publication number: 20080062169
    Abstract: A data processing system has a display monitor for rendering a virtual object, and a touch screen for enabling a user to interact with the object rendered. The system is operative to enable the user to modify a shape of the object at a first location on the object. The shape is modified under control of a magnitude of a pressure registered at a second location on the touch screen substantially coinciding with the first location when viewed through the touch screen in operational use of the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Publication date: March 13, 2008
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS, N.V.
    Inventors: Michael Heesemans, Galileo Destura, Ramon Van De Ven
  • Publication number: 20070195097
    Abstract: Interactive video may involve user controlled characters. Additional interaction in broadcast interactive video may be provided by using video objects (3, 3?) and detecting any coincidence between a user controlled character (2) and the video objects. If coincidence is detected, an event may be triggered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2004
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventor: Michael Heesemans
  • Publication number: 20050108270
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are described for compensating for a linear time scale change in a received signal, so as to correctly rescale the frame sequence of the received signal. Firstly, an initial estimate of the sequence of symbols is extracted from the received signal. Successive estimates of correctly time scaled sequences of the symbols are then generated by interpolating the values of the initial estimates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2003
    Publication date: May 19, 2005
    Inventors: Michael Heesemans, Ronaldus Hermanus Oosterholt, Guy Roberts
  • Patent number: 6701525
    Abstract: An audio/video set is operated with hierarchical menus. It displays a menu string of first items in a first coordinate direction on the screen and detects a user selecting an item thereamong. Upon so detecting, the set displays a menu string of second items in a coordinate direction transverse to the first direction and through the selected item. It detects user selection among the second items for activating an associated television functionality. It displays the items in a bulletized manner as annotated by supporting indicativity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Paulus C. Neervoort, Guy J. Roberts, Michael Heesemans, Sung H. Kim, Edwin P. G. Van Vianen
  • Patent number: D820881
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Wilhelmus Johannes Joseph Stut, Michael Heesemans, Francesco Sartor, Lukas Stefan Gorzelniak, Wijbrand Stet