Patents by Inventor Stefan Vaes

Stefan Vaes 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: 20180321072
    Abstract: The embodiments are and include an apparatus, system and method for a liquid level monitoring dispenser for association with a liquid filled consumable. The apparatus, system and method may include: a receiver for receiving the consumable upon inversion thereof; at least one electrical contact within the receiver for communicative association with conductive strips on the consumable; a sensing module communicative with the at least one electrical contact and having associated therewith firmware for converting signals associated with the conductive strips and received at the electrical contact to an indication of the liquid level; a communications module for communicating the liquid level to at least a user display and over at least one network; a power module for powering at least the sensing module and the communications module; and at least one dispensing output in fluid communication with the consumable and capable of dispensing the liquid from the consumable to modify the liquid level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: NYPRO INC.
    Inventors: Amanda Williams, Julio Danel Oropeza, Yu-Chang Lee, Ying Hao Lee, Martin Johnson, Marc Theeuwes, Stefan Vaes, Toon Diels
  • Patent number: 7957241
    Abstract: A device for detecting defect signals on an optical disc includes a finite state machine (FSM) to control a servo system of an optical disk drive. When the FSM is in a DETECT state and defect signals are greater than thresholds, a detection counter is set to a first predetermined value and the FSM enters an ARM state. In the ARM state, when the detection counter counts zero, the FSM enters a KICK state and the detection counter is set to a second predetermined value. In the KICK state, a flag signal XDFCT is asserted. When the detection counter in the KICK state counts to zero, the FSM enters a WAIT state and the detection counter is set to a third predetermined value. When the flag signal XDFCT is asserted, corresponding servo control signals for the servo system are clamped to a programmable constant voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Sunext Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Stefan Vaes
  • Publication number: 20110019518
    Abstract: A device for detecting defect signals on an optical disc includes a finite state machine (FSM) to control a servo system of an optical disk drive. When the FSM is in a DETECT state and defect signals are greater than thresholds, a detection counter is set to a first predetermined value and the FSM enters an ARM state. In the ARM state, when the detection counter counts zero, the FSM enters a KICK state and the detection counter is set to a second predetermined value. In the KICK state, a flag signal XDFCT is asserted. When the detection counter in the KICK state counts to zero, the FSM enters a WAIT state and the detection counter is set to a third predetermined value. When the flag signal XDFCT is asserted, corresponding servo control signals for the servo system are clamped to a programmable constant voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: Sunext Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Stefan Vaes