Patents by Inventor Michel Paul Barbara Van Bruggen

Michel Paul Barbara Van Bruggen 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: 10646214
    Abstract: A tongue advancer assembly for a tongue manipulation system includes a core mount and a tongue advancer for coupling to the core mount. The core mount includes a connection rod coupling for coupling the tongue advancer assembly to a distal end of a connection rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Matthias Hamsch, Joachim Kahlert, Steve Woodard, Asheesh Divetia, Michel Paul Barbara Van Bruggen, Antonius Adrianus Petrus Schudelaro
  • Patent number: 10376224
    Abstract: A system for analysis of the upper airway has at least two sensors are provided along a flow path leading to the mouth and/or nose of a user. A relation is derived between the two sensor signals, and this is interpreted to detect at least the presence of upper airway obstructions, and preferably also the location and/or extent of such obstructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Ronaldus Maria Aarts, Joachim Kahlert, Michel Paul Barbara Van Bruggen, Okke Ouweltjes
  • Publication number: 20180168540
    Abstract: The invention provides a catheter (12) comprising longitudinally spaced acoustic emitters (S1, S2) and receivers (M1, M2, M3) for use in determining the locations of obstructions in an upper airway of a patient. A plurality of emitters and plurality of receivers are provided, such that, when inserted into an upper airway or oral cavity, the relative attenuation of signals received at each receiver from each emitter may be used to determine the existence and/or extent of obstructions located along the propagation path between each of the various emitter-receiver pairs. Also provided are methods for determining the locations of obstructions in an upper airway using signals received from acoustic receivers as comprised by catheter arrangements according to embodiments of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Michel Paul Barbara VAN BRUGGEN, Pippinus Maarten Robertus WORTELBOER
  • Publication number: 20170319377
    Abstract: A tongue advancer system is for use in a tongue manipulation device, comprising a tissue anchor having a set of retractable fingers having a retracted configuration in which the tissue anchor is adapted to be loaded into a delivery tube and a deployed configuration in which the fingers are adapted for extending into tongue tissue in forward and lateral directions. The system further comprises a spacer which extends beyond the maximum forward extent of the retractable fingers. The spacer ensures that the fingers do not puncture the tongue surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Pippinus Maarten Robertus WORTELBOER, Michel Paul Barbara VAN BRUGGEN
  • Patent number: 9784805
    Abstract: The invention relates to a nuclear magnetic resonance imaging radio frequency-receiver (112; 216; 308; 404), the receiver (112; 216; 308; 404) being adapted to receive analog signals from at least one radio frequency receiver coil unit (106; 200; 202; 300; 400; 402), the radio frequency receiver (112; 216; 308; 404) comprising: an analog-digital converter (118; 226) to convert the analog pre-amplified magnetic resonance signal into a digital signal, means (120; 230) for digital down converting the digital signal and a first communication interface (130; 252) adapted for transmitting the down converted digital signal via a communication link (e.g. wireless, optical or wire-bound).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Marc Paul Saes, Johan Samuel Van Den Brink, Filips Van Liere, Roel Penterman, Ralph Kurt, Emiel Peeters, Dirk Jan Broer, Michel Paul Barbara Van Bruggen, Hans Van Zon, Miha Fuderer
  • Publication number: 20170265853
    Abstract: A tongue advancer assembly (305) for a tongue manipulation system, the tongue advancer assembly (305) comprising: a core mount (703) comprising a connection rod coupling configured to couple the tongue advancer assembly to a distal end of a connection rod (303); and a tongue advancer (701) configured to be coupled to the core mount (703).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Matthias HAMSCH, Joachim KAHLERT, Steve WOODARD, Asheesh DIVETIA, Michel Paul Barbara VAN BRUGGEN, Antonius Adrianus Petrus SCHUDELARO
  • Publication number: 20170197075
    Abstract: An electrode is provided for use as part of a tongue treatment. The electrode is for providing a permanent anchored implant in the tongue. The anchored implant may be used both for electrical therapy and mechanical (tongue remodeling) therapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Michel Paul Barbara VAN BRUGGEN, Joachim KAHLERT, Gary William LOTZ
  • Publication number: 20170071473
    Abstract: An optical sensor for operating along a catheter (103), the optical sensor comprising a light pattern generator configured to project at least one light pattern at a radial projection angle with respect to the optical sensor length onto the inner surface of an elongated volume into which the optical sensor is inserted, wherein the light pattern generator comprises an illumination system for providing a first light beam having a component of its direction along the sensor length and a first light redirection element (1007) configured to redirect the light beam to generate the at least one light pattern (1009) at an oblique and/or right angle to the optical sensor length, a second light redirection element (1012) for redirecting a reflected version of the light pattern from the inner surface of the elongated volume to provide a second light beam and- an imaging device (1013) having a field of view (1011) with a central axis substantially parallel to the length of the optical sensor for receiving the second ligh
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Manfred MUELLER, Chaitanya DONGRE, Michel Paul Barbara VAN BRUGGEN, Ruud VLUTTERS, Frederik Jan DE BRUIJN, Waltherus Cornelis Jozef BIERHOFF, Dirk PETERS
  • Publication number: 20170055841
    Abstract: A catheter includes at least two optical sensors distributed along the catheter, each optical sensor comprising: a light pattern generator configured to project at a radial projection angle to the catheter at least one light pattern on the inner surface of an elongated volume into which the optical sensor is inserted; and an imaging device substantially aligned along a length of the optical sensor, the imaging device configured to observe the at least one light pattern on the inner surface of the elongated volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Manfred MUELLER, Chaitanya DONGRE, Michel Paul Barbara VAN BRUGGEN, Ruud VLUTTERS, Frederik Jan DE BRUIJN
  • Publication number: 20160354040
    Abstract: A system for analysis of the upper airway has at least two sensors are provided along a flow path leading to the mouth and/or nose of a user. A relation is derived between the two sensor signals, and this is interpreted to detect at least the presence of upper airway obstructions, and preferably also the location and/or extent of such obstructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Ronaldus Maria AARTS, Joachim KAHLERT, Michel Paul Barbara VAN BRUGGEN, Okke OUWELTJES
  • Patent number: 8840839
    Abstract: A transducer device for detecting an environmental state within a biological material including a channel comprising a fluid, a hydrogel material, which is adapted to change its volume when getting into contact with an environmental material and/or when detecting an environmental change, and which is mechanically coupled to the channel such that the volume of the channel changes when the volume of the hydrogel material changes. The transducer device further includes a sensor, which is adapted to generate a signal upon detection of the change of a physical property of the fluid that is induced by the volume change of the channel. By applying the transducer device, an accurate monitoring of physiological parameters, for which the hydrogel material is sensitive is possible. It is also possible to apply the transducer device outside of the bodily lumen, for example to monitor the blood of a patient outside the bodily lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Ventzeslav Petrov Iordanov, Hendrika Cecilia Krijnsen, Michel Paul Barbara Van Bruggen, Anna-Maria Janner, Ralph Kurt
  • Patent number: 8062287
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device comprising an ingestible capsule which measures at least one body parameter and starts a drug release program upon predefined changes in the body parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N V
    Inventors: Hendrika Cecilia Krijnsen, Geert Langereis, Michel Paul Barbara Van Bruggen, Ventzeslav Petrov Iordanov
  • Publication number: 20110095756
    Abstract: The application is directed to a sensor element for use in a magnetochemical sensor, which comprises a first gel-like material (10), especially a swellable hydrogel such as polyacrylamide, and a magnetic second material (20) in the form of particles, especially magnetite (Fe304) nanoparticles, embedded in the first material along with a receptor for an alalyte, eg glucose. Changes in magnetic field due to interaction with the analyte are detected with GMR element (50). Applications include biosensors, DNA testing devices, and high throughput screening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2006
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS, N.V.
    Inventors: Michel Paul Barbara Van Bruggen, Mischa Megens, Hans Van Zon, Ralph Kurt, Roel Penterman, Emiel Peeters
  • Publication number: 20100259261
    Abstract: The invention relates to a nuclear magnetic resonance imaging radio frequency—receiver (112; 216; 308; 404), the receiver (112; 216; 308; 404) being adapted to receive analogue signals from at least one radio frequency receiver coil unit (106; 200; 202; 300; 400; 402), the radio frequency receiver (112; 216; 308; 404) comprising: an analogue-digital converter (118; 226) to convert the analogue pre-amplified magnetic resonance signal into a digital signal, means (120; 230) for digital down converting the digital signal and a first communication interface (130; 252) adapted for transmitting the down converted digital signal via a communication link (e.g. wireless, optical or wire-bound).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Marc Paul Saes, Johan Samuel Van Den Brink, Filips Van Liere, Roel Penterman, Ralph Kurt, Emiel Peeters, Dirk Broer, Michel Paul Barbara Van Bruggen, Hans Van Zon, Miha Fuderer
  • Publication number: 20100114072
    Abstract: The invention relates to a transducer device (100,200,300,400) for detecting an environmental state or a change in the environmental state, in particular for detecting an environmental state within a biological material. The transducer device (100,200,300,400) comprises a channel (2,22,51) comprising a fluid, a hydrogel material (1,21,51), which is adapted to change its volume when getting into contact with an environmental material and/or when detecting an environmental change, and which is mechanically coupled to the channel (2,22,51) such that the volume of the channel (2,22,51) changes when the volume of the hydrogel material (1,21,51) changes. The transducer device (100,200,300,400) further comprises a sensor (11,12,25,35), which is adapted to generate a signal upon detection of the change of a physical property of the fluid that is induced by the volume change of the channel (2,22,51).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Ventzeslav Petrov Iordanov, Hendrika Cecilia Krijnsen, Michel Paul Barbara Van Bruggen, Anna-Maria Janner, Ralph Kurt
  • Publication number: 20100087795
    Abstract: Self-learning process for automatically adjusting a dosage of a substance administered to a person by a drug delivery device, a drug delivery device, wherein a dosage of a substance is adjusted by such a self-learning process and a drug delivery system comprising such a drug delivery device. Pain is experienced differently at certain times of day due to the origin causing the symptoms. Therefore, the medication providing pain relief should also be adjusted accordingly. The invention is to anticipate the pain experience and to deliver pain relief medication in such a way that Quality of Life is improved by appropriate timing of the right amount of medication and by appropriate timing of turning off the medication to reduce side effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Hendrika Cecilia Krijnsen, Ventzeslav Petrov Iordanov, Anna-Maria Janner, Michel Paul Barbara Van Bruggen
  • Patent number: 7682034
    Abstract: A light-source comprising at least one lighting unit (101) being arranged on a substrate (102) and a diffusing element (103) being arranged to receive and diffuse light emitted by said at least one lighting unit (101) is provided. The diffusing element (103) comprises a layer of non-woven fabric having a lower density at a side facing the lighting unit and a higher density at a side opposite to the lighting unit to obtain good diffusing properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Sima Asvadi, Martijn Krans, Michel Paul Barbara Van Bruggen, Johannes Theodorus Adriaan Wilderbeek, Jacob Marinus Jan Den Toonder
  • Publication number: 20100042042
    Abstract: It is described a hydrogel based transducer device for detecting an environmental state, in particular for detecting an environmental state within a biological material. The transducer device (300) comprises a base element (302), a radiation source (305), which is formed at the base element (302) and which is adapted to emit electromagnetic radiation (306), an optical element (325), which is arranged at the base element (302) and which is adapted to interact with the electromagnetic radiation (306). The transducer device (300) further comprises a radiation detector (350), which is adapted to receive the electromagnetic radiation (326) having interacted with the optical element (325), and a hydrogel material (340), which is mechanically coupled to the optical element (325) and which is adapted to change its volume when getting into contact with an environmental material of the transducer device (300) such that the spatial position of the optical element (325) is changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2007
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Ventzeslav Petrov Iordanov, Michel Paul Barbara Van Bruggen, Hendrika Cecilia Krijnsen, Anna-Maria Janner
  • Publication number: 20100042043
    Abstract: It is described a drug delivery system (100) that is adapted to infuse at least one drug in a profile related to the status of a patient. The system comprises sensors (110), dedicated electronics (140) and software to monitor the patient's activity and maintain control over the drug-release profile. A control unit (120) of the system (100) is adapted to temporarily set at least one component (110, 120, 150) of the system (100) in an idle mode (265). This will result in particular in a reduction of power required by the system (100). The described system (100) enables a personalized treatment of patients by monitoring their individual activity status and coupling this information to a drug delivery following appropriate delivery profiles. The system (100) may be provided with a memory in order to store a time dependence of activity data. This time dependence may be used by physicians to monitor, support and adapt their therapy for the patients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Hendrika Cecilia Krijnsen, Ventzeslav Petrov Iordanov, Anna M. Janner, Michel Paul Barbara Van Bruggen
  • Publication number: 20090317445
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device for controlled release of molecules. The device is particularly suitable for controlled release of therapeutic drugs to a patient. The device includes a housing with an opening for release of the molecules from the housing. The housing also comprises a reservoir for containing the molecules, in particular therapeutic drugs. The reservoir is arranged in the housing to allow release of the molecules through the opening. The device also comprises at least one thermoswitchable membrane and at least one heating element for at least partially heating the membrane. The device is configured for modulating the release of the molecules at the opening by heating the membrane, using the heating element. Optionally, the device further comprises a pressure element for providing pressurized release of the molecules from the device. In this way, the drug can be delivered to a patient in a pulsatile fashion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Michel Paul Barbara Van Bruggen, Hendrika Cecilia Krijnsen, Ventzeslav Petrov Iordanov, Anna-Maria Janner