Patents by Inventor Paul Marcel Carl Lemmens

Paul Marcel Carl Lemmens 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: 10004919
    Abstract: A light emitting device for application near mammal tissue includes a flexible body having a front surface for facing the mammal tissue and an opposing back surface. The flexible body accommodates at least one light source which is arranged for irradiating an irradiation area of the mammal tissue. A thermally insulating layer covers the back surface of the flexible body. The thermally insulating layer has a larger surface area than the flexible body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Paul Marcel Carl Lemmens, Gerrit Oversluizen, Wouter Hendrik Cornelis Spoorendonk, Jacobus Petrus Johannes Van Os
  • Publication number: 20180125394
    Abstract: The present invention relates to distinguishing different sedentary states of a subject. A sedentary state can refer to standing, sitting and/or lying. An apparatus for determining a sedentary state of a subject is presented that comprises a sensor interface for obtaining a movement signal indicative of a movement of the subject; an extraction unit for extracting a signal feature indicative of postural control oscillations of the subject from the movement signal, wherein the signal feature indicative of postural control oscillations is indicative of center of mass motion oscillations for preventing the subject from falling; and a classifier for classifying a sedentary state of the subject based on the signal feature indicative of postural control oscillations of the subject. Further, a corresponding method, computer program and system are presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Francesco Sartor, Erik Gosuinus Petrus Schuijers, Gabriele Papini, Louisa Simone Ruijs, Paul Marcel Carl Lemmens, Chantal Nathalie van den Broek
  • Patent number: 9750447
    Abstract: In summary the invention utilizes a patient's interaction with a user interface 120 of a controllable lighting system 100. The user interface enables light characteristics of the lighting system 100 to be adjusted such as the light color emitted from a light source 110 of the lighting system 100. A monitor 130 is provided for monitoring how the patient interacts with the user interface 120, e.g. by monitoring how frequent the patient interacts with the user interface, the monitored number of interactions may be processed by a processor 140 to determine a value of the coping style which indicates how active or passive the patient is.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Paul Marcel Carl Lemmens, Murray Fulton Gillies, Juergen Vogt
  • Publication number: 20170079578
    Abstract: Various embodiments relate to methods, devices, and systems for ascertaining a sedentary body posture of a subject including: determining if the subject is in a sedentary state when the subject is sedentary for a pre-determined time; receiving a heart rate signal for least one heart rate feature when the subject is in the sedentary state; deriving at least one heart rate feature value when the subject is in the sedentary state further including filtering an arousal value from the received heart rate signal, so as to reduce an influence of the arousal on the determination of the sedentary posture; and determining the sedentary body posture of the subject based on a comparison between the derived at least one heart rate feature value and a pre-determined range associated with the corresponding at least one heart rate feature, wherein for each sedentary body posture, a pre-determined range is stored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Chantal Nathalie van den Broek, Paul Marcel Carl Lemmens, Louisa Simone Ruijs, Francesco Sartor, Erik Gosuinus Petrus Schuijers
  • Publication number: 20160161281
    Abstract: The present invention relates to device, system and method for counting the number of cycles of a periodic movement of a subject, e.g. for step counting of a person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: ERIK GOSUINUS PETRUS SCHUIJERS, LOUISA SIMONE RUIJS, FRANSESCO SARTOR, PAUL MARCEL CARL LEMMENS
  • Publication number: 20150238350
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for avoiding that brown adipose tissue is stimulated due to low body temperatures. By avoiding such stimulation of the brown adipose tissue, unintended uptake of a radioactive glucose tracer in the brown adipose tissue may be minimized which may be important in PET imaging to avoid generation of false positive images. An embodiment of the invention suggests an apparatus (100) configured with a thermoregulation device (101) for heating e.g. the chest area and a controller (103) for controlling the thermoregulation device on the basis of a temperature reference (Tr) and measurements of the body temperature, e.g. a local body temperature (Tbm).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Tim Johannes Willem Tijs, Paul Marcel Carl Lemmens, Tim Elisabeth Joseph Weysen, Gijs Antonius Franciscus Van Elswijk
  • Publication number: 20150165228
    Abstract: The invention relates to alight emitting device (1) for application near mammal tissue (2), e.g. for the relief of pain, comprising: a flexible body (3) having a front surface (4) for facing the mammal tissue and an opposing back surface (5), said flexible body accommodating at least one light source (6), said at least one light source (6) is arranged for irradiating an irradiation area of said mammal tissue (2). A thermally insulating layer (7) covers the back surface (5) of the flexible body (3). The thermally insulating layer (7) has a larger surface area than the flexible body (3). The invention further relates to a kit of parts for such a light emitting device and to a method for assembling such a light emitting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Paul Marcel Carl Lemmens, Gerrit Oversluizen, Wouter Hendrik Hendrik Cornelis Spoorendonk, Jacobus Petrus Johannes Van Os
  • Patent number: 8952888
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for conveying an emotion to a person being exposed to multimedia information, such as a media clip, by way of tactile stimulation using a plurality of actuators arranged in a close vicinity of the person's body, the method comprising the step of providing tactile stimulation information for controlling the plurality of actuators, wherein the plurality of actuators are adapted to stimulate multiple body sites in a body region, the tactile stimulation information comprises a sequence of tactile stimulation patterns, wherein each tactile stimulation pattern controls the plurality of actuators in time and space to enable the tactile stimulation of the body region, and the tactile stimulation information is synchronized with the media clip. An advantage with the present invention is thus that emotions can be induced, or strengthened, at the right time (e.g. synchronized with a specific situation in the media clip).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Jacobus Maria Antonius Van Den Eerenbeemd, Floris Maria Hermansz Crompvoets, Paul Marcel Carl Lemmens, Dirk Brokken
  • Publication number: 20140288382
    Abstract: In summary the invention utilizes a patient's interaction with a user interface 120 of a controllable lighting system 100. The user interface 100 enables light characteristics of the lighting system 100 to be adjusted such as the light color emitted from a light source 110 of the lighting system 100. A 110 monitor 130 is provided for monitoring how the patient interacts with the user interface 120, e.g. by monitoring how frequent the patient interacts with the user interface, the monitored number of interactions may be processed by a processor 140 to determine a value of the coping style which indicates how active or passive the patient is.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Paul Marcel Carl Lemmens, Murray Fulton Gillies, Juergen Vogt
  • Patent number: 8712948
    Abstract: A method of adapting an environment of a terminal (2) includes: —receiving data (27) from an external source at the terminal (2); —receiving monitoring data from a system for monitoring at least one user in the environment; and —controlling at least one output device for providing an output perceptible in the environment, the output being adjusted in dependence on the monitoring data. At least one segment including data pertaining to at least one mental state is retrieved from the data (27) from the external source, and the adjustment in dependence on the monitoring data is effected at least partly on the basis of the data pertaining to the at least one mental state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Philip Steven Newton, Henricus Fransiscus Petrus Maria Van Doveren, Dirk Brokken, Jacobus Maria Antonius Van Den Eerenbeemd, Floris Maria Hermansz Crompvoets, Paul Marcel Carl Lemmens, Jan Johannes Gerardus De Vries
  • Publication number: 20140094879
    Abstract: A light-emitting device (100) is disclosed. The light-emitting device (100) comprises a plurality of light-emitting elements (135) or light sources and a power module (120) adapted to selectively convey, supply or provide electrical power to the light-emitting elements (135). The power module (120) may be dimensioned such as to be able to power only a proper subset of the light-emitting elements (135) of the light-emitting device (100) at a given time, the subset having a maximum number of light-emitting elements (135) included therein with respect to the number of light-emitting elements (135) included in the all subsets of the light-emitting elements (135) of the light-emitting device (100).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Jacobos Petrus Johannes Van Os, Tim Dekker, Gerrit Oversluizen, Paul Marcel Carl Lemmens, Frank Anton Van Abeelen, Wouter Hendrik Cornelis Spoorendonk
  • Patent number: 8527041
    Abstract: Stimulation system for indicating stimulation signals to a user, provided with at least one heart beat sensor for converting measured heart beats into a signal, a processing circuit configured to process the measured heart beat signals, a user interface configured to indicate stimulation signals to a user, wherein the processing circuit is configured to calculate intervals between the detected heart beats and register a predetermined number of successive intervals, predict a time interval between a detected heart beat and a predicted future heart beat based on the registered intervals, and instruct the user interface to indicate a stimulation signal to a user non-simultaneously with the predicted heart beat at the end of the predicted time interval so as to change the heart rate and/or heart coherence of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Floris Maria Hermansz Crompvoets, Jan Johannes Gerardus De Vries, Dirk Brokken, Jacobus Maria Antonius Van Den Eerenbeemd, Paul Marcel Carl Lemmens
  • Publication number: 20120041917
    Abstract: A method of adapting an environment of a terminal (2) includes: —receiving data (27) from an external source at the terminal (2); —receiving monitoring data from a system for monitoring at least one user in the environment; and —controlling at least one output device for providing an output perceptible in the environment, the output being adjusted in dependence on the monitoring data. At least one segment including data pertaining to at least one mental state is retrieved from the data (27) from the external source, and the adjustment in dependence on the monitoring data is effected at least partly on the basis of the data pertaining to the at least one mental state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Philip Steven Newton, Henricus Fransiscus Petrus Maria Van Doveren, Dirk Brokken, Jacobus Maria Antonius Van Den Eerenbeemd, Floris Maria Hermansz Crompvoets, Paul Marcel Carl Lemmens, Jan Johannes Gerardus De Vries
  • Publication number: 20110306891
    Abstract: Stimulation system for indicating stimulation signals to a user, provided with at least one heart beat sensor for converting measured heart beats into a signal, a processing circuit configured to process the measured heart beat signals, a user interface configured to indicate stimulation signals to a user, wherein the processing circuit is configured to calculate intervals between the detected heart beats and register a predetermined number of successive intervals, predict a time interval between a detected heart beat and a predicted future heart beat based on the registered intervals, and instruct the user interface to indicate a stimulation signal to a user non-simultaneously with the predicted heart beat at the end of the predicted time interval so as to change the heart rate and/or heart coherence of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Floris Maria Hermansz Crompvoets, Jan Johannes Gerardus De Vries, Dirk Brokken, Jacobus Maria Antonius Van Den Eerenbeemd, Paul Marcel Carl Lemmens
  • Publication number: 20110264453
    Abstract: In a method of adapting communications in a communication system comprising at least two terminals (1,2), a signal carrying at least a representation of at least part of an information content of an audio signal captured at a first terminal (1) and representing speech is communicated between the first terminal (1) and a second terminal (2). A modified version of the audio signal is made available for at the second terminal (2). At least one of the terminals (1,2) generates the modified version by re-creating the audio signal in a version modified such that at least one prosodic aspect of the represented speech is adapted in dependence on input data (22) provided at at least one of the terminals (1,2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Dirk Brokken, Nicolle Hanneke van Schijndel, Mark Thomas Johnson, Joanne Henriette Desiree Monique Westerink, Paul Marcel Carl Lemmens
  • Publication number: 20110063208
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for conveying an emotion to a person being exposed to multimedia information, such as a media clip, by way of tactile stimulation using a plurality of actuators arranged in a close vicinity of the person's body, the method comprising the step of providing tactile stimulation information for controlling the plurality of actuators, wherein the plurality of actuators are adapted to stimulate multiple body sites in a body region, the tactile stimulation information comprises a sequence of tactile stimulation patterns, wherein each tactile stimulation pattern controls the plurality of actuators in time and space to enable the tactile stimulation of the body region, and the tactile stimulation information is synchronized with the media clip. An advantage with the present invention is thus that emotions can be induced, or strengthened, at the right time (e.g. synchronized with a specific situation in the media clip).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Jacobus Maria Antonius Van Den Eerenbeemd, Floris Maria Hermansz Crompvoets, Paul Marcel Carl Lemmens, Dirk Brokken
  • Publication number: 20110022992
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for modifying a representation based upon a user instruction and a system for producing a modified representation by said method. Conventional drawing systems, such as pen and paper and writing tablets, require a reasonable degree of drawing skill which not all users possess. Additionally, these conventional systems produce static drawings. The method of the invention comprises receiving a representation from a first user, associating the representation with an input object classification, receiving an instruction from a second user, associating the instruction with an animation classification, determining a modification of the representation using the input object classification and the animation classification, and modifying the representation using the modification. When the first user provides a representation of something, for example a character in a story, it is identified to a certain degree by associating it with an object classification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Xiaoming Zhou, Paul Marcel Carl Lemmens, Alphons Antonius Maria Lambertus Bruekers, Andrew Alexander Tokmakoff, Evelijne Machteld Hart De Ruijter-Bekker, Serverius Petrus Paulus Pronk