Patents by Inventor Ronald Dekker

Ronald Dekker 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: 11009803
    Abstract: A mask assembly suitable for use in a lithographic process, the mask assembly comprising a patterning device; and a pellicle frame configured to support a pellicle and mounted on the patterning device with a mount; wherein the mount is configured to suspend the pellicle frame relative to the patterning device such that there is a gap between the pellicle frame and the patterning device; and wherein the mount provides a releasably engageable attachment between the patterning device and the pellicle frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignees: ASML Netherlands B.V., ASML Holding N.V.
    Inventors: Matthias Kruizinga, Maarten Mathijs Marinus Jansen, Jorge Manuel Azeredo Lima, Erik Willem Bogaart, Derk Servatius Gertruda Brouns, Marc Bruijn, Richard Joseph Bruls, Jeroen Dekkers, Paul Janssen, Mohammad Reza Kamali, Ronald Harm Gunther Kramer, Robert Gabriël Maria Lansbergen, Martinus Hendrikus Antonius Leenders, Matthew Lipson, Erik Roelof Loopstra, Joseph H. Lyons, Stephen Roux, Gerrit Van Den Bosch, Sander Van Den Heijkant, Sandra Van Der Graaf, Frits Van Der Meulen, Jérôme François Sylvain Virgile Van Loo, Beatrijs Louise Marie-Joseph Katrien Verbrugge
  • Patent number: 11003098
    Abstract: Tooling for a mask assembly suitable for use in a lithographic process, the mask assembly comprising a patterning device; and a pellicle frame configured to support a pellicle and mounted on the patterning device with a mount; wherein the mount provides a releasably engageable attachment between the patterning device and the pellicle frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V
    Inventors: Frits Van Der Meulen, Maarten Mathijs Marinus Jansen, Jorge Manuel Azeredo Lima, Derk Servatius Gertruda Brouns, Marc Bruijn, Jeroen Dekkers, Paul Janssen, Ronald Harm Gunther Kramer, Matthias Kruizinga, Robert Gabriël Maria Lansbergen, Martinus Hendrikus Antonius Leenders, Erik Roelof Loopstra, Gerrit Van Den Bosch, Jérôme François Sylvain Virgile Van Loo, Beatrijs Louise Marie-Joseph Katrien Verbrugge, Angelo Cesar Peter De Klerk, Jacobus Maria Dings, Maurice Leonardus Johannes Janssen, Roland Jacobus Johannes Kerstens, Martinus Jozef Maria Kester, Michel Loos, Geert Middel, Silvester Matheus Reijnders, Frank Johannes Christiaan Theuerzeit, Anne Johannes Wilhelmus Van Lievenoogen
  • Patent number: 10957353
    Abstract: An optical phonograph cartridge includes an optical vibration sensor that operatively couples to a stylus/cantilever to convert, to optical signals, mechanical vibrations representative of the music encoded in the groove of a vinyl record. The optical vibration sensor includes a photonic integrated circuit includes an input waveguide network for conveying light and an output waveguide network for conveying modulated light, wherein the modulated light is generated by a screen that is attached to the cantilever and is disposed between the input and output waveguide networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Phix Photonics Assembly
    Inventors: Albert Hasper, Dimitri Geskus, Ronald Dekker
  • Publication number: 20210031234
    Abstract: An ultrasound transducer arrangement (100) is disclosed comprising a plurality of substrate islands (110, 120, 130) spatially separated and electrically interconnected by a flexible polymer assembly (150) including electrically conductive tracks providing said electrical interconnections, said plurality including a first substrate island (110) comprising a plurality of ultrasound transducer cells (112) and a second substrate island (120) comprising an array of external contacts for connecting the ultrasound sensor arrangement to a flexible tubular body including a coaxial wire assembly (200) comprising a plurality of coaxial wires (220) each having a conductive core (228) covered by an electrically insulating sleeve (226); and an electrically insulating body (210) having a first main surface (211), a second main surface (213) and a plurality of through holes (212) each extending from the first main surface to the second main surface and coated with an electrically conductive member, wherein each coaxial wire
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Vincent Andrianus HENNEKEN, Marcus Cornelis LOUWERSE, Johannes Wilhelmus WEEKAMP, Ronald DEKKER, Marc Godfriedus Marie NOTTEN, Antonia Cornelia Jeannet VAN RENS
  • Patent number: 10898924
    Abstract: A large aperture CMUT transducer array is formed of a plurality of adjacently located tiles of CMUT cells. The adjacent edges of the tiles are formed by an anisotropic etch process, preferably a deep reactive ion etching process which is capable of cutting through the die and its substrate while maintaining vertical edges in close proximity to the CMUT cells at the edge of the tile. This enables the CMUT cells of continuous rows or columns to exhibit a constant pitch over multiple CMUT cell tiles. The tiles also contain interconnect electrodes along an edge for making electrical connections to the tiles with flex circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Wojtek Sudol, Peter Dirksen, Vincent Adrianus Henneken, Ronald Dekker, Marcus Cornelis Louwerse
  • Patent number: 10898925
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ultrasound transducer assembly, in particular for intravascular ultrasound systems. The ultrasound transducer assembly comprises at least one silicon substrate element including an ultrasound transducer element for emitting and receiving ultrasound waves and including electrical connectors for electrically connecting the transducer element. The substrate element has a top surface, a bottom surface and a side surface connecting the top surface and the bottom surface. An isolation layer forms the side surface for electrically isolating the substrate element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Ronald Dekker, Vincent Adrianus Henneken, Marcus Cornelis Louwerse, Maria Filomena Raganato
  • Publication number: 20200367854
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods relating to intraluminal imaging are disclosed. In an embodiment, an intraluminal imaging device is disclosed. One embodiment of the intraluminal imaging device comprises a flexible elongate member configured to be inserted into a body lumen of a patient, the flexible elongate member comprising a proximal portion and a distal portion. The intraluminal imaging device further comprises an ultrasound imaging assembly disposed at the distal portion of the flexible elongate member. The imaging assembly comprises a support member, a flexible substrate positioned around the support member, a plurality of ultrasound transducer elements integrated in the flexible substrate, and a plurality of control circuits disposed on the flexible substrate at a position proximal to the plurality of transducer elements. The plurality of control circuits has an outer profile that does not extend beyond an outer profile of the plurality of transducer elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Egbertus Reinier JACOBS, Johannes Wilhelmus WEEKEMP, Vincent Adrianus HENNEKEN, Marcus Cornelis LOUWERSE, Ronald DEKKER
  • Patent number: 10835922
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ultrasound transducer device comprising at least one cMUT cell (30) for transmitting and/or receiving ultrasound waves, the cMUT cell (30) comprising a cell membrane (30a) and a cavity (30b) underneath the cell membrane. The device further comprises a substrate (10) having a first side (10a) and a second side (10b), the at least one cMUT cell (30) arranged on the first side (10a) of the substrate (10). The substrate (10) comprises a substrate base layer (12) and a plurality of adjacent trenches (17a) extending into the substrate (10) in a direction orthogonal to the substrate sides (10a, 10b), wherein spacers (12a) are each formed between adjacent trenches (17a). The substrate (10) further comprises a connecting cavity (17b) which connects the trenches (17a) and which extends in a direction parallel to the substrate sides (10a, 10b), the trenches (17a) and the connecting cavity (17b) together forming a substrate cavity (17) in the substrate (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Ronald Dekker, Bout Marcelis, Marcel Mulder, Ruediger Mauczok
  • Patent number: 10828673
    Abstract: An ultrasound transducer arrangement (100) is disclosed comprising a plurality of substrate islands (110, 120, 130) spatially separated and electrically interconnected by a flexible polymer assembly (150) including electrically conductive tracks providing said electrical interconnections, said plurality including a first substrate island (110) comprising a plurality of ultra sound transducer cells (112) and a second substrate island (120) comprising an array of external contacts for connecting the ultrasound sensor arrangement to a flexible tubular body including a coaxial wire assembly (200) comprising a plurality of coaxial wires (220) each having a conductive core (228) covered by an electrically insulating sleeve (226); and an electrically insulating body (210) having a first main surface (211), a second main surface (213) and a plurality of through holes (212) each extending from the first main surface to the second main surface and coated with an electrically conductive member, wherein each coaxial wire
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Vincent Adrianus Henneken, Marcus Cornelis Louwerse, Johannes Wilhelmus Weekamp, Ronald Dekker, Marc Godfriedus Marie Notten, Antonia Cornelia Jeannet Van Rens
  • Publication number: 20200330072
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods relating to intraluminal imaging are disclosed. In an embodiment, an intraluminal imaging device is disclosed. One embodiment of the intraluminal imaging device comprises a flexible elongate member configured to be inserted into a body lumen of a patient, the flexible elongate member comprising a proximal portion and a distal portion. The intraluminal imaging device further comprises an ultrasound imaging assembly disposed at the distal portion of the flexible elongate member. The ultrasound imaging assembly comprises a support member, a flexible substrate positioned around the support member and including a proximal region and a distal region, the proximal region comprising a plurality of cutouts defining a plurality of substrate ribbons, a plurality of transducer elements integrated in the distal region of the flexible substrate, and a plurality of control circuits disposed on the proximal region of the flexible substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Egbertus Reinier JACOBS, Johannes Wilhelmus WEEKEMP, Vincent Adrianus HENNEKEN, Marcus Cornelis LOUWERSE, Ronald DEKKER
  • Patent number: 10736607
    Abstract: An integrated circuit array, in particular for two dimensional sensor arrays such as ultrasound imaging systems is disclosed. The integrated circuit array (10) comprises a plurality of integrated circuit elements (12) each formed in a substrate (14), wherein the substrates are separated from each other. The array comprises a flexible and/or stretchable connection layer (22) connected to the integrated circuit elements for flexibly connecting the integrated circuit elements to each other. The array further comprises a plurality of electrical interconnects (18) for electrically connecting the integrated circuit elements to each other, wherein the electrical interconnects are formed as metal lines in one piece with integrated interconnects of the integrated circuit elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Ronald Dekker, Vincent Adrianus Henneken, Angel Metodiev Savov
  • Publication number: 20200205776
    Abstract: An intraluminal ultrasound imaging device includes a flexible elongate member configured to be positioned within a body lumen of a patient. The flexible elongate member includes a proximal portion and a distal portion. The device also includes an ultrasound imaging assembly disposed at the distal portion of the flexible elongate member. The ultrasound imaging assembly is configured to obtain imaging data of the body lumen. The ultrasound imaging assembly includes a transducer array including a substrate, a silicon oxide layer disposed over the substrate, and a plurality of rows of micromachined ultrasound transducer elements disposed on the silicon oxide layer. Two of the plurality of rows of micromachined ultrasound transducer elements are spaced apart by a trench formed by etching through a screen formed in the silicon oxide layer. Associated devices, systems, and methods are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Ronald DEKKER, Vincent Adrianus HENNEKEN, Marcus Cornelis LOUWERSE, Aslihan ARSLAN CARISEY
  • Publication number: 20200064609
    Abstract: A light microscope comprises: a structuring optical unit comprising a waveguide chip for providing a structured illumination; an input selection device for variably directing light to one of several inputs of the waveguide chip; the waveguide chip further comprising a light guide path following each of the inputs; each light guide path divides into several path divisions; and each path division leads to one output of the wave-guide chip. The outputs of the waveguide chip can be arranged at a pupil plane of the light microscope, and an exit direction of light from the outputs is transverse to a plane defined by the waveguide chip. A method for providing structured illumination light using the light microscope is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Gerhard Krampert, Kai Wicker, Ralf Netz, Ronald Dekker, Edwin Jan Klein, Douwe Harmen Geuzebroek
  • Patent number: 10555722
    Abstract: A CMUT transducer array comprising a first column (58) of spaced CMUT cells on at least one silicon island, a second column (58) of spaced CMUT cells on at least one further silicon island, the second column being staggered in alignment with the first column such that cells of the second column are partially located in spaces between successive cells of the first column, the first column and the second column being spaced apart by a gap, and a flexible foil retaining the respective silicon islands, the flexible foil comprising conductive interconnects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Vincent Adrianus Henneken, Marcus Cornelis Louwerse, Ronald Dekker
  • Publication number: 20190224717
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ultrasound transducer assembly, in particular for intravascular ultrasound systems. The ultrasound transducer assembly comprises at least one silicon substrate element including an ultrasound transducer element for emitting and receiving ultrasound waves and including electrical connectors for electrically connecting the transducer element. The substrate element has a top surface, a bottom surface and a side surface connecting the top surface and the bottom surface. An isolation layer forms the side surface for electrically isolating the substrate element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Ronald Dekker, Vincent Adrianus Henneken, Marcus Cornelis Louwerse, Maria Filomena Raganato
  • Patent number: 10327333
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electronic circuit arrangement (10) comprising: a substrate (12) having a first surface (12a) and a second surface (12b), an electronic circuit, an electrical connection part (16) for providing an electrical connection to the electronic circuit and being arranged on the first surface (12a), and at least one electrical wire (18). The electrical wire (18) comprises at least one conductive core (20) and an isolation (22) surrounding the conductive core (20). An end portion (18a) of the electrical wire (18) is an isolation-free portion for allowing access to the conductive core (20), wherein the end portion (18a) of the electrical wire (18) is connected to the electrical connection part (16). At least one through-hole (24) extending from the first surface (12a) to the second surface (12b) is provided in the substrate (12), wherein the electrical wire (18) is arranged through the through-hole (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Ronald Dekker, Vincent Adrianus Henneken, Marcel Mulder
  • Patent number: 10239093
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ultrasound transducer assembly (10), in particular for intravascular ultrasound systems. The ultrasound transducer assembly comprises at least one silicon substrate element (30) including an ultrasound transducer element (14) for emitting and receiving ultrasound waves and including electrical connectors for electrically connecting the transducer element. The substrate element has a top surface (44), a bottom surface (46) and a side surface connecting the top surface and the bottom surface. An isolation layer (32, 50) forms the side surface for electrically isolating the substrate element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Ronald Dekker, Vincent Adrianus Henneken, Marcus Cornelis Louwerse, Maria Filomena Raganato
  • Patent number: 10209243
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device (100) for cardiac electrophysiology screening comprising a substrate (10) comprising a cavity (42), said substrate carrying a deformable layer (32) extending over said cavity (42), wherein a portion of said deformable layer (32) covers said cavity and acts as a membrane over said cavity (32), said portion having a surface comprising a pattern of grooves (44) and carrying a multi-electrode structure (110, 110?); and a plurality of cardiomyocytes (130) assembled in at least some of said grooves (44). A method of manufacturing such a device (100) is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Ronald Dekker, Anja Van De Stolpe, Berent Jan Van Meer, Saeed Khoshefetrat Pakazad, Angel Savov
  • Patent number: 10180390
    Abstract: A flow cytometry system having a flow channel defined through the thickness of a substrate is disclosed. Fluid flowing through the flow channel is illuminated by a first plurality of surface waveguides that are arranged around the flow channel in a first plane, while a second plurality of surface waveguides arranged around the flow channel in a second plane receive light after it has interacted with the fluid. The illumination pattern provided to the fluid is controlled by controlling the phase of the light in the first plurality of surface waveguides. As a result, the fluid is illuminated with light that is uniform and has a low coefficient of variation, improving the ability to distinguish and quantify characteristics of the fluid, such as cell count, DNA content, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: LioniX International BV
    Inventors: Frederik Schreuder, Marcel Hoekman, Ronald Dekker, Seyed Naser Hosseini
  • Patent number: 9986916
    Abstract: A catheter (700, 800, 1206) includes a shaft with distal (808, 906, 1004, 208) and proximal ends (1006). The distal end comprises at least one array of capacitive micromachined ultrasound transducers (308, 402, 404, 500, 512, 600, 604, 802, 008) with an adjustable focus for controllably heating a target zone (806, 1014, 1210). A connector (1012) at the proximal end supplies the at least one array of capacitive micromachined ultrasound transducers with electrical power and controls the adjustable focus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Max Oskar Köhler, Peter Dirksen, Shunmugavelu Sokka, Ronald Dekker