Patents by Inventor Paulus Jacobus Maria VAN ADRICHEM

Paulus Jacobus Maria VAN ADRICHEM 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: 11385554
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of determining a characteristic of interest, in particular focus, relating to a structure on a substrate formed by a lithographic process, and an associated patterning device and lithographic system. The method comprises forming a modified substrate feature on the substrate using a corresponding modified reticle feature on a patterning device, the modified substrate feature being formed for a primary function other than metrology, more specifically for providing a support for a vertically integrated structure. The modified reticle feature is such that said modified substrate feature is formed with a geometry dependent on the characteristic of interest during formation. The modified substrate feature can be measured to determine said characteristic of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Miguel Garcia Granda, Steven Erik Steen, Eric Jos Anton Brouwer, Bart Peter Bert Segers, Pierre-Yves Jerome Yvan Guittet, Frank Staals, Paulus Jacobus Maria Van Adrichem
  • Publication number: 20220151192
    Abstract: A method and automated machine for milking dairy animals and manufacturing cheese from the milk obtained, including the steps of: milking a well-defined, measured amount of base milk which satisfies certain quality standards and which is not mixed with other milk; and manufacturing cheese directly from the base milk obtained, by means of a fully automatic production line, where the production line contains a number of separate processing locations where intermediate products from the base milk are generated and/or treated, and transportation between the processing location and the handling of the base milk is done by a fully automatic robot vehicle (robotised automatic guided vehicle).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: LELY PATENT N.V.
    Inventors: Paulus Jacobus Maria VAN ADRICHEM, Karel VAN DEN BERG, Arie HUYZER, Robbert KLOMPE
  • Publication number: 20220082943
    Abstract: A method for determining a component of optical characteristic of a patterning process. The method includes obtaining (i) a plurality of desired features, (ii) a plurality of simulated features based on the plurality of desired features and an optical characteristic of a patterning apparatus, and (iii) a performance metric (e.g., EPE) related to a desired feature of the plurality of desired features and an associated simulated feature of the plurality of simulated features; determining a set of optical sensitivities of the patterning process by computing a change in value of the performance metric based on a change in value of the optical characteristic; and identifying, based on the set of optical sensitivities, a set of components (e.g., principal components) of the optical characteristic that include dominant contributors in changing the value of the performance metric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicant: ASML NETHERLANDS B.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Jacobus Matheus BASELMANS, Paulus Jacobus Maria VAN ADRICHEM, Egbert LENDERINK
  • Patent number: 11029594
    Abstract: A method including obtaining a selected component of optical aberration of or for a lithography apparatus, under a processing condition; computing an approximate of a cost function, based on the selected component; and producing an adjustment of the lithography apparatus or a patterning process that uses the lithography apparatus, based on the approximate of the cost function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Steven George Hansen, Kateryna Stanislavovna Lyakhova, Paulus Jacobus Maria Van Adrichem
  • Publication number: 20210165332
    Abstract: A method involving: obtaining a process model of a patterning process that includes or accounts for an average optical aberration of optical systems of a plurality of apparatuses for use with a patterning process; and applying the process model to determine an adjustment to a parameter of the patterning process to account for the average optical aberration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: ASML NETHERLANDS B.V.
    Inventors: Paulus Jacobus Maria VAN ADRICHEM, Ahmad Wasiem Ibrahim EL-SAID, Christoph Rene Konrad Cebulla HENNERKES, Johannes Christiaan Maria JASPER
  • Patent number: 10813340
    Abstract: A system for milking a group of animals, in particular cows, comprises an accommodation space for the animals, and several fixed milking stations. The milking stations each comprise an opening for entry of the animal from the accommodation space. The system comprises an automatic milking system for automatic milking of animals in the milking stations. The milking system is configured to automatically milk the animal based on the milking animal fulfilling a predefined milking criterion. The system comprises no expulsion means and/or attraction means which can be activated by a control unit to give stimulus for the animal to leave said milking station. The system is also configured to allow animals to enter the milking stations irrespective of whether said animals fulfil the milking criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: LELY PATENTS N.V.
    Inventors: Karel Van Den Berg, Paulus Jacobus Maria Van Adrichem, Dik-Jan Wisse
  • Patent number: 10743511
    Abstract: A milking robot for completely automatically performing a teat-related action on a dairy animal. The robot includes a frame with a movable arm structure and a robot arm and actuators, a teat cup, a flexible connecting means connected between the teat cup and the arm structure, a retracting device for pulling the teat cup back onto the arm structure by means of the connecting means, a vacuum device for applying a milking vacuum to the teat cup, and a control unit for controlling the milking robot. The robot further includes at least one of an arm structure position-determining device for determining a measured value relating to an arm structure position, and an arm structure acceleration-determining device for determining an arm structure acceleration. The control unit is configured to control the retracting device and/or the vacuum device, if the determined measured value satisfies a predetermined measured value criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: LELY PATENT N.V.
    Inventors: Dik-Jan Wisse, Paulus Jacobus Maria Van Adrichem, Karel Van Den Berg
  • Patent number: 10588292
    Abstract: A system for milking a group of milking animals, in particular cows, comprises an accommodation space where the animals roam freely, and a plurality of fixed milking stations. The milking stations are each connected to the accommodation space by a walkable connection. Automatic milking systems, in the milking stations, automate milking of animals. The milking systems comprise connection systems for automatic connection of milking cups to the teats of the animal. The connection systems comprise a movable robot device that connects milking cups to the teats of the animal in said milking station. Expulsion means can be activated by a control system in each of the milking stations to give an expulsion stimulus for the animal to leave said milking station. The conditions for expulsion of the animal include the animal fulfilling a predefined expulsion criterion, and all other milking stations are occupied by other animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: LELY PATENT N.V.
    Inventors: Karel Van Den Berg, Paulus Jacobus Maria Van Adrichem, Dik-Jan Wisse
  • Publication number: 20200026182
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of determining a characteristic of interest, in particular focus, relating to a structure on a substrate formed by a lithographic process, and an associated patterning device and lithographic system. The method comprises forming a modified substrate feature on the substrate using a corresponding modified reticle feature on a patterning device, the modified substrate feature being formed for a primary function other than metrology, more specifically for providing a support for a vertically integrated structure. The modified reticle feature is such that said modified substrate feature is formed with a geometry dependent on the characteristic of interest during formation. The modified substrate feature can be measured to determine said characteristic of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Miguel GARCIA GRANDA, Steven Erik STEEN, Eric Jos Anton BROUWER, Bart Peter Bert SEGERS, Pierre-Yves Jerome Yvan GUITTET, Frank STAALS, Paulus Jacobus Maria VAN ADRICHEM
  • Publication number: 20190369480
    Abstract: A method including obtaining a selected component of optical aberration of or for a lithography apparatus, under a processing condition; computing an approximate of a cost function, based on the selected component; and producing an adjustment of the lithography apparatus or a patterning process that uses the lithography apparatus, based on the approximate of the cost function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: ASML NETHERLANDS B.V.
    Inventors: Steven George HANSEN, Kateryna Stanislavovna LYAKHOVA, Paulus Jacobus Maria VAN ADRICHEM
  • Patent number: 10175586
    Abstract: A method of correcting an optical image formed by an optical system, the method including obtaining a map indicative of a polarization dependent property of the optical system across a pupil plane of the optical system for each spatial position in an image plane of the optical system, combining the map indicative of the polarization dependent property of the optical system with a radiation map of the intensity and polarization of an input radiation beam to form an image map, and using the image map to correct an optical image formed by directing the input radiation beam through the optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Jaqueline Borges Nicolau, Hannah Noble, Johannes Jacobus Matheus Baselmans, Bart Smeets, Paulus Jacobus Maria Van Adrichem
  • Publication number: 20180359983
    Abstract: A milking device includes a mounting with four milking cups detachably fitted thereto, a robot arm for displacing the mounting from a rest position in the direction of an udder of a dairy animal, and a control system for the robot arm. The milking cups are each connected with a milk line connection to a milk line so that once the milking cups are fitted to the mounting, a first pair of the milk line connections extend in parallel in a first direction, and another pair of the milk line connections extend in parallel in a second direction, which first and second directions are parallel to a vertical plane and vertical projections of the first direction and the second direction onto a horizontal plane are oppositely directed. As a result, milking cups can be provided very compactly on the mounting without the milk lines lying in the way of one another, for example in the connection process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: LELY PATENT N.V.
    Inventors: Karel VAN DEN BERG, Maarten Johannes Jacobus VAN ADRICHEM, Paulus Jacobus Maria VAN ADRICHEM
  • Publication number: 20180343823
    Abstract: A milking robot for completely automatically performing a teat-related action on a dairy animal. The robot includes a frame with a movable arm structure and a robot arm and actuators, a teat cup, a flexible connecting means connected between the teat cup and the arm structure, a retracting device for pulling the teat cup back onto the arm structure by means of the connecting means, a vacuum device for applying a milking vacuum to the teat cup, and a control unit for controlling the milking robot. The robot further includes at least one of an arm structure position-determining device for determining a measured value relating to an arm structure position, and an arm structure acceleration-determining device for determining an arm structure acceleration. The control unit is configured to control the retracting device and/or the vacuum device, if the determined measured value satisfies a predetermined measured value criterion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: LELY PATENT N.V.
    Inventors: Dik-Jan WISSE, Paulus Jacobus Maria VAN ADRICHEM, Karel VAN DEN BERG
  • Publication number: 20180255745
    Abstract: A system for milking a group of milking animals, in particular cows, comprises an accommodation space where the animals roam freely, and a plurality of fixed milking stations. The milking stations are each connected to the accommodation space by a walkable connection. Automatic milking systems, in the milking stations, automate milking of animals. The milking systems comprise connection systems for automatic connection of milking cups to the teats of the animal. The connection systems comprise a movable robot device that connects milking cups to the teats of the animal in said milking station. Expulsion means can be activated by a control system in each of the milking stations to give an expulsion stimulus for the animal to leave said milking station. The conditions for expulsion of the animal include the animal fulfilling a predefined expulsion criterion, and all other milking stations are occupied by other animals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: LELY PATENT N.V.
    Inventors: Karel VAN DEN BERG, Paulus Jacobus Maria VAN ADRICHEM, Dik-Jan WISSE
  • Publication number: 20180242552
    Abstract: A system for milking a group of animals, in particular cows, comprises an accommodation space for keeping the animals. The accommodation space is configured such that the animals can walk around freely in the accommodation space, and contains fixed milking stations. The milking stations each comprise an entry opening for entry of a milking animal from the accommodation space to the milking station. The entry openings of the milking stations are permanently open. An automatic milking system is provided for automatic milking of animals present in the milking stations. The milking stations comprise a drinking system which is configured to provide water for the animals. The drinking system of the milking stations is the only drinking facility for the animals to meet their daily water needs. The accommodation space is configured such that the animals in the accommodation space can walk freely from the accommodation space to each entry opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: LELY PATENT N.V.
    Inventors: Karel VAN DEN BERG, Paulus Jacobus Maria VAN ADRICHEM, DIK-Jan WISSE
  • Publication number: 20180235175
    Abstract: Described is a system for milking animals, including cows, having an accommodation space in which the animals can walk around, and several stationary milking stations placed next to each other. Each milking station at a head end thereof includes a neck lock device which can be moved by way of an actuator device between a locked state in which a milking animal in said milking station can be locked at the neck by said neck lock device, and an open state in which a milking animal in said milking station is free to move its head in and/or out of the neck lock device. Also included is an automatic milking system for the automatic milking of milking animals and a control system that is actively connected to the actuator device of each neck lock device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: LELY PATENT N.V.
    Inventors: Karel VAN DEN BERG, Paulus Jacobus Maria VAN ADRICHEM, Dik-Jan WISSE
  • Publication number: 20180235174
    Abstract: A system for milking a group of animals, in particular cows, comprising an accommodation space in which the animals roam freely, and a plurality of fixed milking stations. A milk storage tank is placed outside the accommodation space. An automatic milking system for automated milking of the animals comprises at least one autonomous self-propelled trolley with milking cups. The milking system automatically connects the milking cups of the trolley to the teats of the animal. A milk discharge system connects the milking cups to the milk storage tank. The milk discharge system comprises flexible milk lines which are connected to the trolley. The trolley is connected to each milking station through a connection in an animal-free space adjacent to the milking stations. The flexible milk line is configured so the trolley can travel from the animal-free space into each of the milking stations while connected to the trolley.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: LELY PATENT N.V
    Inventors: Karel VAN DEN BERG, Paulus Jacobus Maria VAN ADRICHEM, Dik-Jan WISSE
  • Publication number: 20180235176
    Abstract: A system for milking a group of animals, in particular cows, comprises an accommodation space for the animals, and several fixed milking stations. The milking stations each comprise an opening for entry of the animal from the accommodation space. The system comprises an automatic milking system for automatic milking of animals in the milking stations. The milking system is configured to automatically milk the animal based on the milking animal fulfilling a predefined milking criterion. The system comprises no expulsion means and/or attraction means which can be activated by a control unit to give stimulus for the animal to leave said milking station. The system is also configured to allow animals to enter the milking stations irrespective of whether said animals fulfil the milking criterion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: LELY PATENT N.V.
    Inventors: Karel VAN DEN BERG, Paulus Jacobus Maria VAN ADRICHEM, Dik-Jan WISSE
  • Publication number: 20180039180
    Abstract: A method of correcting an optical image formed by an optical system, the method including obtaining a map indicative of a polarization dependent property of the optical system across a pupil plane of the optical system for each spatial position in an image plane of the optical system, combining the map indicative of the polarization dependent property of the optical system with a radiation map of the intensity and polarization of an input radiation beam to form an image map, and using the image map to correct an optical image formed by directing the input radiation beam through the optical system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Applicant: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Jaqueline BORGES NICOLAU, Hannah NOBLE, Johannes Jacobus Matheus BASELMANS, Bart SMEETS, Paulus Jacobus Maria VAN ADRICHEM
  • Patent number: 9861070
    Abstract: Self-propelled animal-shed vehicle for removing manure from a floor, and comprising a frame, a manure pick-up device, and a manure collecting bin, wherein the manure pick-up device comprises a rotating, continuous manure pick-up belt, at least two reversing parts, around which the belt can be rotatably moved, and a drive for moving the manure pick-up belt around the reversing parts, wherein the manure pick-up device during use keeps the manure pick-up belt in contact with the floor by means of a bottom reversing part, and wherein the drive is configured to move the manure pick-up belt at a peripheral speed, in such a manner that the manure pick-up belt moves from a bottom side of the bottom reversing part to a top side of the reversing part along the reversing part. Such a vehicle can keep an animal-shed floor clean in a very efficient manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: LELY PATENT N.V.
    Inventors: Paulus Jacobus Maria Van Adrichem, Karel Van Den Berg, Willem Derreke Kok, Frank Gerard Regelink