US Pat. No. 9,418,470

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SELECTING THE VIEWING CONFIGURATION OF A RENDERED FIGURE

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A method for determining a viewing configuration of a rendered figure of a human body, for generating a suitable view on
the rendered figure, the method comprising the steps of:
capturing motion data in a 3D space of one or more body parts and providing the data to a computer;
rendering a figure that mimics the movement of the human body
taking measurements of deviation of the captured motion data from at least one of a reference list of motion data and measurements
of main motion direction; and

based on the results of the measurements, determining the viewing configuration of the rendered figure the viewing configuration
comprising at least one of: rotation, tilt, and zoom of the rendered figure

wherein an area of interest is selected based on the measurements, the selected area of interest directly determining the
viewing configuration on the basis of a mapping table defining a relation between any area of interest and parameters of the
viewing configuration.

US Pat. No. 9,299,169

ITERATIVE RECONSTRUCTION ALGORITHM WITH A CONSTANT VARIANCE BASED WEIGHTING FACTOR

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A method, comprising:
sensing, with a radiation sensitive detector array of an imaging system, radiation traversing an examination region and a
portion of a subject or object therein and generation projection data indicative thereof; and

reconstructing the generated projection data using an iterative statistical reconstruction algorithm that reduces or mitigates
image artifact caused by differences in variances in projections of the projection data used to update a voxel of the image
for one or more voxels of the image, wherein the iterative statistical reconstruction algorithm includes the following voxel
update term:

wherein p represents a projection, i represents a measurement in the projection p, j represents a voxel index, apij represent elements of a system matrix, mpi represents measured values of the measurement i of the projection p, n represents an iteration number, Ipi represents the forward projection of the image, api represents a forward projection of a unity image, and ?pj2 represents the constant variance based weighting factor.

US Pat. No. 9,123,498

GROUND CONNECTION TO A LAMP HOUSING

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. Lamp comprising
a burner fixed to a lamp base,
where the lamp base comprises at least a metal housing part, said metal housing part comprising a contact sheet element made
out of a metal material different from the material of said metal housing part,

and where electrical contacts are provided within said base, said electrical contacts comprising an electrical ground contact,
wherein a contact spring is provided for contacting said electrical ground contact to said metal housing part,

where said contact spring is arranged to press against said contact sheet element to provide electrical ground connection
to said metal housing part.

US Pat. No. 9,393,442

DEVICE FOR DETERMINING ILLUMINATION DISTRIBUTIONS FOR IMRT

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A device for determining illumination distributions to be directed to a target region for performing intensity modulated
radiation therapy, the device comprising:
a fluence map providing unit for providing a fluence map,
a layered graph structure providing unit for providing a layered graph structure, wherein the layered graph structure comprises
layers with nodes, wherein the nodes of a layer represent realizable extensions of an illumination distribution along a line,
which are realizable by a radiation device, wherein the nodes of different layers represent realizable extensions of an illumination
distribution along different parallel lines and wherein nodes of adjacent layers are connected by graph edges, to which first
weights and regularization values are assigned, wherein the regularization values depend on deviations between the extensions
of the illumination distributions represented by the nodes connected by the respective graph edges,

an extensions determination unit for determining extensions of an illumination distribution along the parallel lines for several
illumination distributions, wherein the extensions determination unit is adapted to determine the extensions for an illumination
distribution by determining a sequence of nodes connected by the graph edges through the layered graph structure, which optimizes
a cost function that depends on a combination of the first weights and the regularization values assigned to the graph edges
connecting the nodes of the sequence, thereby determining a contour of the illumination distribution,

a second weights determination unit for determining second weights defining the fluences of the illumination distributions,
for which the extensions have been determined, such that a deviation between the provided fluence map and a combination of
the illumination distributions having the determined extensions and the fluences defined by the second weights is minimized.

US Pat. No. 9,397,476

LASER SENSOR FOR SELF-MIXING INTERFEROMETRY HAVING A VERTICAL EXTERNAL CAVITY SURFACE EMISSION LASER (VECSEL) AS THE LIGHT SOURCE

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A self-mixing interferometric laser sensor comprising:
at least one semiconductor laser light source emitting laser radiation, the laser light source being a vertical external cavity
surface emission laser comprising a first end mirror having a front side and a back side, a gain medium arranged in a layer
structure on the front side of said first end mirror, the front side of said first end mirror forming an external cavity with
an external second end mirror;

and at least one photodetector located on the back side of said front end mirror for measuring changes in properties of subsequent
emitted laser radiation; and

wherein several vertical external cavity surface emission lasers with corresponding photodetectors are arranged side by side
and form a one or two-dimensional array, said vertical external cavity surface emission lasers being coherently coupled.

US Pat. No. 9,044,187

POST-PATIENT DYNAMIC FILTER FOR COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (CT)

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. An imaging system, comprising:
a radiation source configured to rotate around an examination region about a z-axis includes a focal spot that emits a radiation
beam that traverses the examination region;

a radiation sensitive detector array includes a plurality of detector pixels that detects radiation traversing the examination
region and generates projection data indicative of the detected radiation; and

a dynamic post-patient filter including one or more filter segments configured to selectively and dynamically move in front
of the detector array between the detector array and the examination region and into and out of a path of the radiation beam
illuminating the detector pixels during scanning an object or subject based on a shape of the object or subject, thereby filtering
unattenuated radiation and radiation traversing a periphery of the object or subject.

US Pat. No. 9,047,702

COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRACKING A BOLUS

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A computed tomography system, comprising:
an acquisition unit including an X-ray source and an X-ray detector for acquiring projection data sets,
a reconstruction unit for reconstructing a planning image from a first projection data set with a first projection angle,
an identification unit for identifying a region of interest in the planning image,
a selection unit for selecting a second projection angle through the region of interest and the second projection angle narrows
an x-ray beam emitted by the X-ray source relative to the first projection angle,

a calculator for calculating a target projection value for a projection of said region of interest with the selected second
projection angle,

a control unit for controlling said acquisition unit to acquire a second, reduced projection data set including projection
data from projections of said region of interest with the selected second projection angle, and

a comparator for comparing projection values of the second projection data set with the target projection value,wherein the control unit is adapted to control the acquisition unit to initiate the acquisition of a third projection data
set with a third projection angle based on the comparison result and to reconstruct a diagnostic image from the third projection
data set.

US Pat. No. 9,386,923

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC SENSOR POSITION RECOGNITION

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

9. A method for automatically recognizing pre-determined positions on a person's body, the method comprising acts of:
providing a position recognition unit at a pre-determined anatomical parts of a person's body, the position recognition unit
bearing a first unique identifier uniquely identifying the pre-determined part;

a sensor bearing a second unique identifier and detecting a physiological condition of a person at a location of a sensor;
transmitting the first and second unique identifiers and the detected physiological condition of the person; and
a data processing unit
receiving the transmitted first and second unique identifiers and the detected physiological condition of the person, and
correlating the predetermined position of the position recognizing unit bearing the received first unique identifier with
the location of the sensor bearing the received second unique identifier and the detected physiological condition of the person.

US Pat. No. 9,288,878

COMMISSIONING LIGHTING SYSTEMS

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A lighting system including:
a plurality of luminaires disposed in a space to be illuminated,
a sensor system to detect user presence within the space, and
a controller configured in a commissioning mode to receive data corresponding to the addresses of luminaires which are to
be defined as a group of luminaires, and to receive positional data from the sensor system in a response to a commissioning
actuator moving along a path defining a region of the space to be associated with said group of luminaires, and

in an operational mode to operate the luminaires of the group of luminaires in response to detecting occupancy in said region
of the space.

US Pat. No. 9,101,013

DRIVER FOR CONNECTING LED TO ELECTRONIC BALLAST

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A driver for driving a light emitting diode circuit the driver comprising
a first circuit for detuning a resonant tank of an electronic ballast, the first circuit comprising a serial connection of
a capacitor and a bidirectional switch, terminals of the serial connection being arranged to be coupled to terminals of the
electronic ballast for receiving an alternating current signal from the electronic ballast,

a second circuit for providing a direct current signal to the light emitting diode circuit, the second circuit comprising
a rectifier with inputs coupled to the terminals of the serial connection and with outputs being arranged to be coupled to
terminals of the light emitting diode circuit, and

a third circuit for providing a control signal to the first circuit for controlling an amount of power supplied to the light
emitting diode circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,167,617

METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING IN A MOBILE NETWORK IMPLEMENTING DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A method for operating a network comprising a primary station communicating with a secondary station, the method comprising:
in the primary station:
a controller for:
controlling a transceiver and antenna for
communicating with the secondary station in a discontinuous mode;
receiving a control message transmitted from the secondary station, the control message indicating at least one of a group
of: a current status parameter value of the secondary station; and a requested parameter value of the discontinuous reception
(DRX) mode of communication; wherein the request for the discontinuous mode parameter includes a desired range of values indicated
as multiples of a subframe, said desired range of values comprising an indication of a maximum limit and a minimum limit of
at least one of a group of: short DRX cycle duration; and long DRX cycle duration;

determining a determined parameter value of the discontinuous mode in response to the indication in the control message;
controlling the transceiver and antenna for
transmitting to the secondary station, an indication of the determined parameter value of the discontinuous mode, in a request
to adopt the determined parameter; and

receiving from the secondary station an indication of a determination of whether the secondary station is complying with the
transmitted request to adopt the determined parameter value.

US Pat. No. 9,058,477

PROCESS FOR THE GRADUAL EXCHANGE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION IN NON-TRUSTED PEER-TO-PEER ENVIRONMENTS

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A method of sharing risk of exchange of personal information between at least two wireless communication devices in a non-trusted
peer-to-peer environment, the method comprising acts of:
communicating between the two wireless communication devices to allow a first and second user to agree on a number of rows
and columns to segment a display, wherein the number of rows and columns are both greater than one;
on each of the at least two wireless communication devices
converting a text representation of the personal information into a graphics display;
segmenting the graphics display of the personal information into the agreed upon number of rows and columns; and
reciprocatingly exchanging corresponding segments of the graphics display one segment at a time between the wireless communication
devices, wherein the reciprocally exchanging further comprises acts of

receiving a selection on a first device of a single segment of first personal information to transmit from the first device
to the second device,

receiving the single segment with its identified row and column information at the second device,
extracting the row and column information of the received segment on the second device,
selecting by the second device a segment of second personal information identified by the extracted row and column information,
and

transmitting from the second device to the first device the selected segment of second personal information,
wherein the first user is able to select and transmit a second single segment of first personal information from the first
device only after receiving the selected segment of second personal information from the second device.

US Pat. No. 9,295,134

LIGHT SYSTEM FOR EMPHASIZING OBJECTS

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A light-emitting device comprising a plurality of light sources for illuminating a target, each of the light sources being
configured to emit light within a predetermined color range, the light-emitting device further comprising:
at least one photo detector adapted to receive light reflected at an illuminated region of the target; and
a processing module adapted to process signals generated by said at least one photo detector such as to produce an image representation
of the illuminated region, said image representation being comprised of a plurality of colors, and to determine a dominant
color of the illuminated region of the target by calculating which color of the image representation is one of:

a most abundant color, wherein the most abundant color is the color most present in the plurality of colors;
an average color, wherein the average color is calculated by averaging the plurality of colors; or
a most intense color, wherein the most intense color represents the color of the most intense reflected light received by
the at least one photo detector;

and, on basis of the dominant color and a criteria of predetermined color characteristics of light emitted by the light-emitting
device, generate at least one setting of the intensities of the plurality of light sources relatively to each other such that,
when said at least one setting is applied to the plurality of light sources, light emitted by the light-emitting device is
made compliant with said criteria of the predetermined color characteristics.

US Pat. No. 9,087,369

APPARATUS FOR BEING USED FOR DETECTING A PROPERTY OF AN OBJECT

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. An apparatus for being used for detecting a property of an object, the apparatus (1) comprising:
an ultrasound signal providing unit (2) for providing an ultrasound signal, which is indicative of a property of the object (9) at one or several depths within the object (9) and which depends on time,

a periodicity value determination unit (5) for determining a periodicity value being indicative of a degree of temporal periodicity of the ultrasound signal for a
constant depth, in order to detect the property of the object.

US Pat. No. 9,099,879

SUPPLY CIRCUIT FOR SUPPLYING POWER TO A SWITCH CIRCUIT

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

6. A supply circuit for supplying power and including a relay for selecting an output power, comprising:
a first and second inputs and a first and second outputs;
the first and second inputs electrically connected to the first and second outputs and defining a first branch and a second
branch;

the first output being coupled to the first input via the first branch;
the first output being coupled to the second input via the second branch;
the relay electrically interposed between the first branch and the second branch;
the first and second outputs being coupled to each other via an output capacitor and at least one voltage stabilizer in parallel
with each other;

the first branch including a first resistor and a first capacitor connected serially;
the supply circuit having
a first supply mode for receiving a first amount of input power from a source and providing a first amount of output power;
a second supply mode for receiving a second amount of input power and providing a second amount of output power, the first
amount of output power being larger than the second amount of output power, and the second amount of input power being larger
than zero and being smaller than an amount of a relay power necessary for operating the relay for switching a load;

the first branch coupled to the first output by a first diode and to the second output by a second diode;
the second branch coupled to the first output by a third diode and to the second output by a fourth diode;
the first input coupled to a first relay contact, the second input electrically coupled to a second relay contact.

US Pat. No. 9,516,720

SURGE-PROTECTION ARRANGEMENT

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A surge-protection arrangement for an electronic device comprising a heat-dissipating load thermally connected to a heat
sink of the load, which surge protection arrangement comprises
at least one high impedance arrangement connected in series with the load;
at least one low impedance arrangement connected in parallel with the load; and
a ground connection arranged to electrically connect the heat sink and a low impedance arrangement;
wherein the high-impedance arrangement is realized to discourage a common-mode surge current from entering the load, and the
low-impedance arrangement is realized to encourage a common-mode surge current to bypass the load into a ground connection.

US Pat. No. 9,380,677

ADDRESS INITIALIZATION OF LIGHTING DEVICE UNITS

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A lighting device, comprising:
a plurality of lighting device units arranged in a power supply chain, the plurality of lighting device units comprising:
a primary control unit comprising a control unit interface; and
a group of light units, each light unit of said group being arranged for receiving commands from the primary control unit
via a light unit interface of the light unit,

wherein said group of light units and said primary control unit are arranged in the power supply chain to successively receive
power originating from a power supply, such that each succeeding lighting device unit comprises a power input which is connected
to a switchable power output of a respective preceding lighting device unit,

wherein each preceding lighting device unit is configured to supply power at the switchable power output in response to initializing
an address identification of the lighting device unit,

wherein each succeeding lighting device unit is configured to initialize an address identification of the lighting device
unit in response to being supplied with power at the power input.

US Pat. No. 9,320,113

METHOD OF SELF-CALIBRATING A LIGHTING DEVICE AND A LIGHTING DEVICE PERFORMING THE METHOD

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A method of self-calibrating a lighting device, comprising:
monitoring a calibration area, which encompasses at least a part of an area being illuminated by the lighting device (L1); and

calibrating one or more light output settings of the lighting device;wherein said monitoring comprises repeating:
detecting a relevant change, if any, out of a set of relevant changes comprising at least a light intensity change, in the
calibration area during a monitoring time (t1), while keeping the light output of the lighting device constant;

determining an amount of change within the monitoring time; and
comparing the amount of change with a limit value;until the amount of change is below the limit value.

US Pat. No. 9,185,780

LIGHTING CONTROLLER, LIGHTING SYSTEM AND LIGHTING CONTROL METHOD

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A controller for controlling an illumination to be provided by a lighting unit, wherein the controller is adapted to:
obtain a value of a parameter of a first sound,
obtain a value of the parameter of a second sound,
base a reference value of the parameter on at least the value of the parameter of the second sound,
determine a deviation of the value of the parameter of the first sound from the reference value of the parameter, and
adjust the illumination based on the deviation,
wherein the controller is further adapted to:
obtain a threshold value of the parameter;
compare the value of the parameter of the first sound with the threshold value of the parameter; and
adjust the illumination only if the value of the parameter of the first sound is higher than the threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,398,892

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR A TRACKABLE ULTRASOUND

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A method of adjusting a calibration of a tracked ultrasound device, wherein the tracked ultrasound device includes a tracker
and a scan head, wherein the tracker includes one or more tracker fiducial markings and one or more sensor elements, wherein
the scan head has at least one scan plane originating therefrom and includes one or more scan head fiducial markings, the
method comprising:
attaching the tracker to the scan head in a first position;
calculating an initial calibration transformation matrix that relates the one or more sensor elements to the at least one
scan plane, such that the position and orientation of the one or more sensor elements enables determination of the position
and orientation of the at least one scan plane;

determining a first relative position of the one or more tracker fiducial markings in relation to the one or more scan head
fiducial markings when the tracker is attached to the scan head in the first position;

moving the tracker relative to the scan head into a second position;
determining a second relative position of the one or more tracker fiducial markings in relation to the one or more scan head
fiducial markings when the tracker is attached to the scan head in the second position;

calculating a difference between the first and second relative positions of the tracker fiducial markings and the scan head
fiducial markings; and

adjusting the initial calibration transformation matrix using the calculated difference between the first and second relative
positions of the tracker fiducial markings and the scan head fiducial markings.

US Pat. No. 9,320,080

WIRELESS MASTER-SLAVE DISTRIBUTED COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A master-slave distributed communications network comprising:
a master node; and
a plurality of slave nodes, the master node and the slave nodes being operatively interconnected,
wherein each slave node has a memory configured to store as uplink routing information only an address of a next node in a
route of a message to the master node, and

wherein each slave node is configured to read-out the address of the next node from the memory, add the address of the next
node in a destination field of an uplink data packet of the message, and forward the uplink data packet to the next node.

US Pat. No. 9,402,269

SIMPLIFIED BEACONING AND CHANNEL RESERVATION TECHNIQUES FOR SHORT RANGE WIRELESS NETWORKS

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium with instructions stored therein which upon execution instruct at least one processor
to:
generate a MAC superframe format for a wireless network, the MAC superframe format including a reserved channel access (RCA)
period that is allocated exclusively to one or more simple devices for transfer or receipt of payload data within a beaconing
group, the MAC superframe further comprising a distributed reservation protocol (DRP) period and a prioritized contention
access (PCA) protocol period that are accessible by devices different from the one or more simple devices for transfer or
receipt of payload data;

generate a beacon period including multiple beacon slots, the multiple beacon slots including one or more simplified beacon
slots, the one or more simplified beacon slots used by a selected device to transmit a beacon on behalf of the one or more
simple devices such that the beacon enables discovery of the one or more simple devices the one or more simple devices comprising
sensor devices; and

transfer or receive payload data by the one or more simple devices substantially following the beacon period using the RCA
period.

US Pat. No. 9,374,868

LIGHTING DEVICE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A lighting device, comprising:
a primary control unit arranged to obtain a lighting device control command and comprising a control unit interface; and
a group of light units, each light unit of said group being arranged for receiving light generation control commands via a
light unit interface of the light unit,

wherein the primary control unit is arranged
to select, on the basis of an obtained lighting device control command, a broadcast communication mode or an addressing communication
mode of the control unit interface, and

to communicate at least one light generation control command to at least one of said light unit interfaces of at least one
respective light unit of said group of light units via the control unit interface using the selected communication mode,

wherein when the broadcast communication mode is used, the light generation control command comprises a broadcast identifier,
and

wherein when the addressing communication mode is used, the light generation control command comprises an address identification
specific to one of said light units.

US Pat. No. 9,468,080

LIGHTING TOOL FOR CREATING LIGHT SCENES

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A lighting tool for setting lighting parameters of a plurality of light sources, comprising:
a processor connectable to the plurality of light sources, the processor being arranged to control lighting parameters of
each one of the plurality of light sources,

a position storage unit connected to the processor for storing a plurality of different camera view parameters, each of the
camera view parameters denoting a different camera view and being correlated to a different one of said light sources in said
storage unit,

a camera arrangement connected to the processor for providing a view of at least part of a scene illuminated by the plurality
of light sources,

wherein the processor, in response to a user-selection of a given light source of the plurality of light sources, matches
the user-selected given light source to the camera view parameter correlated to the given light source in the position storage
unit and controls the camera arrangement to implement the camera view denoted by the camera view parameter correlated to the
given light source.

US Pat. No. 9,370,084

DETERMINING CHANGES IN THE X-RAY EMISSION YIELD OF AN X-RAY SOURCE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An X-ray intensity checking device comprising:
an X-ray source comprising:
a cathode;
an anode; and
at least two X-ray sensors;
wherein the cathode emits electrons towards the anode;
wherein the anode comprises a target area on which the electrons impinge, generating X-ray radiation from which is formed
a beam in which both sensors are disposed, said beam comprising a heel part of reduced X-ray intensity characteristic of a
heel effect;

wherein said source is configured for, via measurement by one or more sensors from among said at least two, determining X-ray
intensity in said heel part and for, via measurement by at least one sensor from among said at least two, determining X-ray
intensity within said beam but outside said heel part;

wherein an X-ray barrier is provided with an aperture for said forming;
wherein said beam has a beam formation defined by said aperture, extending back to said target area and extending forward
past said aperture; and

wherein a sensor from among said at least one or more and a sensor from among said at least one are arranged within said beam
formation; and

an X-ray beam intensity checking processor configured for comparing said measurement from said heel part to said measurement
outside said heel part.

US Pat. No. 9,357,615

METHOD FOR GUIDING A HUMAN TO A REFERENCE LOCATION, AND LIGHTING SYSTEM COMPRISING A PLURALITY OF LIGHT SOURCES FOR USE IN SUCH METHOD

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A method for intuitively guiding a human to a reference location with a lighting system, wherein the reference location
comprises an emergency exit, and wherein the lighting system comprises a plurality of light sources, each having an emergency
lighting function and a general lighting function, and wherein the lighting system further comprises a control unit configured
to control the light intensity of the individual light sources as function of the distance of the individual light sources
to the reference location, by providing with the light sources along a pathway to the reference location light with an intensity
dependent upon the distance to the reference location, wherein the intensity of the light increases with decreasing distance
to the reference location.

US Pat. No. 9,497,851

THERMAL MANAGEMENT IN A LIGHTING SYSTEM USING MULTIPLE, CONTROLLED POWER DISSIPATION CIRCUITS

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a controller configured to (i) select a plurality of power dissipation circuits during any operating mode of the controller
in accordance with a thermal management strategy to dissipate excess energy in the selected plurality of power dissipation
circuits in a phase cut compatible, dimmable lighting system and (ii) responding to heating conditions in the controller by
activating the plurality of power dissipation circuits to distribute heat generation in the controller in accordance with
the thermal management strategy, wherein the dimmable lighting system includes one or more light sources selected from a group
consisting of at least one light emitting diode and at least one compact fluorescent lamp.

US Pat. No. 9,497,819

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING LIGHTING BASED ON USER MANIPULATION OF A MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A method of adjusting lighting via input from a mobile computing device, comprising:
providing first and second user gesture data reference outputs;
establishing a connection with a mobile computing device of a user;
receiving user gesture data from the mobile computing device in response to at least one physical movement of the mobile computing
device in space by the user, wherein the user gesture data is based on a comparison between the first and second user gesture
data reference outputs;

determining lighting property adjustments for light output produced by one or more LEDs of a LED-based lighting unit based
on the user gesture data; and

implementing the lighting property adjustments in response to the user gesture data.

US Pat. No. 9,385,285

LED MODULE WITH HIGH INDEX LENS

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) module, comprising:
a housing body, comprising:
a recess;
a top opening in the recess;
clamps positioned around the recess; and
a bottom opening coupled to the top opening, the bottom opening comprising a ceiling, the ceiling defining glue overflow channels;
a metal shim, comprising:
a base plate abutting a bottom of the housing body, the base plate forming a bond pad;
molding tabs extending from the base plate into the housing body; and
holes each defined partly by a molding tab and the base plate, wherein the holes are filled with a housing material that forms
part of the housing body so the metal shim and the housing body form an integral structure;

a lens;
a ceramic phosphor plate fixed to the bottom of the lens, wherein the lens is received in the recess so the ceramic phosphor
plate fully covers the top opening and the clamps are plastically deformed to clamp the lens; and

an LED comprising a submount and one or more flip chip LED dies mounted on the submount, wherein the submount comprises bottom
pads, each LED die comprises a n-type layer, a light-emitting layer, and a p-type layer, and the submount is seated completely
in the bottom opening.

US Pat. No. 9,351,348

LAMINATE SUPPORT FILM FOR FABRICATION OF LIGHT EMITTING DEVICES AND METHOD OF FABRICATION

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A method comprising:
providing a flexible support film, and
adding one or more layers to a surface of the film, in accordance with a pattern, to form at least a plurality of discrete
optical elements, the pattern resulting in variations in elevation of at least one layer normal to the surface of the support
film, wherein the pattern corresponds to an arrangement of light emitting devices on a separate substrate,

placing the flexible support film with the plurality of discrete optical elements upon the light emitting elements on the
separate substrate, without an adhesive,

applying a vacuum to draw the support film that is between the discrete optical elements toward the separate substrate, thereby
applying a force that urges the discrete optical elements upon the light emitting devices,

heating the laminate to attach the discrete optical elements to the light emitting devices, and
removing the support film, leaving the plurality of optical elements attached to the plurality of light emitting devices.

US Pat. No. 9,445,483

LIGHTING DEVICE AND LUMINAIRE COMPRISING AN INTEGRATED ANTENNA

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A lighting device comprising:
a heat sink;
a light emitter thermally connected to the heat sink,
a communication circuit being coupled to the heat sink for transmitting and/or receiving a communication signal,
wherein the heat sink being electrically conductive and comprising an opening having specific dimensions for constituting
an aperture antenna tuned for a particular frequency for directionally transmitting and/or receiving the communication signal
of the particular frequency via the heat sink,

wherein the communication circuit is connected to a primary radiator at least partially surrounded by the heat sink and transmitting
and/or receiving the communication signal at the particular frequency for inducing an electrical field representing the communication
signal into the aperture antenna, and the electrical field across the opening causes the opening to re-emit the communication
signal directionally according to the radiation characteristic of the aperture antenna,

wherein an outer rim of the opening of the aperture antenna has a dimension equal to N*(lambda/4), N being an integer number
and lambda being the wavelength of the communication signal of the particular frequency.

US Pat. No. 9,243,766

LIGHTING DEVICE FOR A VEHICLE

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A lighting device for a motor vehicle headlamp, comprising:
a light source for emitting light and
a reflector for focusing the light emitted by the light source, there being formed, at the rear end of the reflector, an opening
to receive at least a part of the light source, and a reflector neck that surrounds the opening and to which the light source
is fastened in a defined position relative to a reflective surface of the reflector, wherein the reflector neck is formed
integrally with the reflector, whereby the reflector neck and the reflector are produced in a common die casting operation;
and

wherein a plurality of locking members are formed on the reflector, which locking members, in the course of a rotary movement
of the light source about the optical axis of the reflector or about an axis parallel thereto when the light source has been
at least partly inserted in the reflector neck in the direction of the optical axis, engage in corresponding perforations
formed in the light source, at least one of the locking members co-operating with at least one of the perforations in the
course of the rotary movement in such a way, and causing forced guidance of the light source in such a way, that the light
source is held in a defined position relative to the reflector in the axial direction.

US Pat. No. 9,426,849

CONNECTION CIRCUIT FOR CONNECTING A DRIVER TO AN EXTERNAL POWER SUPPLY FOR DRIVING AN LED UNIT

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A connection circuit for connecting a driver device to an external power supply for driving an LED unit comprising one
or more LEDs, the connection circuit comprising:
a pair of first input terminals for connecting the connection circuit to an external power supply and for receiving an input
voltage from the external power supply,

at least one second input terminal suitable for connecting the connection circuit to the external power supply and for receiving
an input voltage from the external power supply,

a rectifier unit connected to the pair of first input terminals and to the at least one second input terminal for rectifying
the input voltage received from the first input terminals and/or the at least one second input terminal and for providing
a rectified voltage to the driver device for driving the LED unit,

wherein the at least one second input terminal is connected to the rectifier unit only by means of a conductive path including
a frequency filter; and

wherein the rectifier unit comprises three parallel rectifier paths, wherein the first input terminals are each connected
to a first and a second of the rectifier paths and the at least one second input terminal is connected to a third of the rectifier
paths.

US Pat. No. 9,385,264

II-VI BASED LIGHT EMITTING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A light emitting semiconductor device comprising:
a stack, the stack comprising:
a cathode,
a semiconductor layer comprising an emissive material having an emission in the range of 300-900 nm,
an insulating layer, and
an anode,
wherein the cathode is in electrical contact with the semiconductor layer,
wherein the anode is in electrical contact with the insulating layer,
wherein the insulating layer has a thickness in the range of up to 50 nm,
wherein the semiconductor layer comprises aluminum doped zinc magnesium oxide layer having 1-350 ppm Al.

US Pat. No. 9,351,357

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE LAMP AND DRIVER

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A light source comprising:
first and second terminals configured for exchanging with a driver an alternating current signal of at least 1 kHz, the light
source having a first end where the first terminal is located and a second end where the second terminal is located, the first
terminal comprising two first pins and the second terminal comprising two second pins,

a rectifier with a first input coupled to the first terminal and with a second input coupled to the second terminal, and
at least one light emitting diode coupled to outputs of the rectifier, wherein the first input of the rectifier is coupled
to the first terminal via a capacitor,

wherein the two first pins are interconnected via a first fuse, the capacitor being connected to one of the first pins, and
the two second pins are interconnected via a second fuse.

US Pat. No. 9,511,290

GAMING SYSTEM WITH MOVEABLE DISPLAY

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An electronic gaming system comprising:
a robust, moveable display having a picture display unit, the robust, moveable display being subject to gaming actions that
include (i) movement of the robust moveable display in space and time along a path of a real trajectory in real space and
(ii) impacts of collisions of the robust moveable display, wherein the movement along the path of the real trajectory includes
throwing the robust moveable display along a parabolic path for an interval of free motion through real space, the robust
moveable display further being configurable as a gaming character for participating in a game in which the picture display
unit displays a behavior of the gaming character for at least two positions on the parabolic path for the interval of free
motion through real space;

a game controller, arranged to generate a game scenario, wherein the game scenario includes pictures of different behaviors
of the gaming character that happen for each time moment of the game scenario to be displayed on the picture display unit
of the robust moveable display; and

a trajectory mapping unit, arranged to map (i) a virtual trajectory in space-time, corresponding to (a) space and (b) time
of a virtual world in the game scenario, the virtual trajectory with at least two pictures of the gaming character's behavior
in the game scenario having unequal picture content corresponding to different locations along the virtual space-time trajectory
in the game scenario, to (ii) the real trajectory of the robust moveable display along the parabolic path for the interval
of free motion through real space, so that each picture of the at least two pictures of the gaming character's behavior in
the game scenario along the virtual trajectory is displayed on the picture display unit of the robust moveable display at
an appropriate moment in (a) space and (b) time along the parabolic path of the real trajectory for the interval of free motion
through real space.

US Pat. No. 9,439,196

ELECTRONIC KEY CONVEY SOLUTION FOR IN-HOSPITAL MEDICAL BODY AREA NETWORK (MBAN) SYSTEMS

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A electronic key conveyance system of a medical institution, comprising:
a control point receiving one or more electronic keys from a coordinator of an MBAN spectrum, each of the electronic keys
authorizing the medical institution to use at least a portion of the MBAN spectrum;

a channel regulator separate from the coordinator, the channel regulator generating by a processor one or more channel use
rules based on the electronic keys, the channel use rules authorizing MBAN systems of the medical institution to use the at
least a portion of the MBAN spectrum; and,

one or more access points and/or ports receiving the channel use rules from the channel regulator and notifying the MBAN systems
of presently authorized portions of the MBAN spectrum based on the channel use rules.

US Pat. No. 9,398,663

LUMINAIRE FOR ROAD ILLUMINATION WITH SENSOR

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. Luminaire for road illumination, said luminaire comprising a housing containing a light source provided with optics, the
luminaire further comprising a sensor unit adapted to determine optical properties of a reflective reference surface or road
surface in the surrounding of the luminaire by measuring light properties of light being reflected by said reflective reference
surface or road surface and a calculation unit adapted to calculate the parameters for controlling the light output of the
luminaire based on the optical properties measured by the sensor unit, wherein the optical properties at least comprise specular
and diffuse reflection.

US Pat. No. 9,345,107

LIGHT LEVEL CONTROL FOR BUILDING ILLUMINATION

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A control system for controlling the light level of the interior of at least a portion of a building, the at least a portion
of the building being illuminated by both daylight via one or more transparent portions and by generated light via one or
more electric lights; the control system being operatively connected to:
at least one interior sensor for detecting an interior light level;
at least one electric light controller for controlling the light level of the one or more electric lights;
at least one window treatment controller for controlling the admittance level of daylight admitted through the one or more
transparent portions; and

a processing unit for handling control setpoints, the control setpoints comprising an interior light level setpoint, the processing
unit being operatively connected to the at least one interior sensor;

wherein the processing unit determines a difference between the detected interior light level and the interior light level
setpoint, and wherein the light level of the one or more electric lights and the admittance level of daylight admitted through
the one or more transparent portions are controlled in parallel by operating the at least one electric light controller and
the at least one window treatment controller to, based on the difference between the detected interior light level and the
interior light level setpoint, control the light level of the interior of at least the portion of the building,

wherein the at least one electric light controller receives a level of admitted light through the window treatment from the
at least one window treatment controller;

wherein the at least one window treatment controller receives a status of dimming level from the at least one electric light
controller; and

wherein the at least one electric light controller is operated based on the received level of admitted light through the window
treatment from the at least one window treatment controller, and/or the at least one window treatment controller is operated
based on the received status of dimming level from the at least one electric light controller.

US Pat. No. 9,497,815

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR INTERPOLATING LOW FRAME RATE TRANSMISSIONS IN LIGHTING SYSTEMS

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A method comprising:
in a microcontroller of a light fixture, receiving a plurality of input data frames at a low frame rate from a light controller
over a data bus;

generating a plurality of output data frames from any two adjacent input data frames of the plurality of input data frames
according to a scaling scheme in a lookup table; and

transmitting the plurality of output data frames at a frame rate greater than the frame rate of the received plurality of
input data frames to control a lighting effect of a light-emitting unit.

US Pat. No. 9,350,243

POWER CONVERTER WITH SEPARATE BUCK AND BOOST CONVERSION CIRCUITS

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a power converter configured to convert an input voltage to an output voltage and to supply the output voltage to a load,
the power converter including:

a buck conversion circuit including a first set of switches comprising first switches, and
a boost conversion circuit including a second set of switches comprising second switches, wherein the second set of switches
is separate from and capable of being controlled independently from the first set of switches; and

a control unit configured to
control delivery of power from the power converter to the load via the buck conversion circuit in a buck conversion mode by
controlling switching operations of the first switches using corresponding pulse width modulation (PWM) control signals, respectively,
and by turning off the second set of switches, and

to control the delivery of the power from the power converter to the load via the boost conversion circuit in a boost conversion
mode by controlling switching operations of the second switches using corresponding PWM control signals, respectively, and
by turning off the first set of switches.

US Pat. No. 9,345,099

COLOR EMPHASIS AND PRESERVATION OF OBJECTS USING REFLECTION SPECTRA

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A lighting arrangement configured to illuminate an object, the lighting arrangement configured to emit light of a plurality
of colors, the lighting arrangement comprising a control unit configured to:
determine the type of object to be illuminated;
receive a reflection spectrum of the object;
select control parameters for controlling mixed light emitted by the lighting arrangement, the mixed light having an illumination
spectrum matching the reflection spectrum of the object based on predetermined parameters relating to the type of object,
and

control the lighting arrangement for illuminating the object based on the selected control parameters,
wherein the lighting arrangement further comprises a detector in communication with the control unit provided for identifying
the object, and a database storing a plurality of pre-stored reflection spectra, wherein a pre-stored reflection spectrum
of the object is acquired from the database comprising the plurality of pre-stored reflection spectra,

wherein the predetermined parameters comprises a predetermined minimum color rendering index level of the mixed light emitted
by the lighting arrangement, wherein the control unit is configured to select parameters for the mixed light emitted by the
lighting arrangement such that the predetermined minimum color rendering index level is achieved.

US Pat. No. 9,313,858

PHOSPHOR ENHANCED LIGHT SOURCE FOR PRESENTING A VISIBLE PATTERN AND A LUMINAIRE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A phosphor-enhanced light source for presenting a visible pattern, the phosphor-enhanced light source comprises:
a light exit window for emitting light into the ambient of the phosphor-enhanced light source,
a light emitter for emitting light of a first color distribution towards the light exit window,
a luminescent layer comprising luminescent material for absorbing a part of the light of the first color distribution and
for converting a part of the absorbed light into light of a second color distribution, at least a part of the luminescent
layer forming at least a part of the light exit window, the luminescent layer comprises a first area and a second area being
different from the first area, the first area and the second area forming a pattern,
wherein
a first light conversion characteristic of the first area is similar to a second light conversion characteristic of the second
area for obtaining a first light emission by the first area into the ambient and a second light emission by the second area
into the ambient, the first light emission and the second light emission being experienced as similar light emissions by a
viewer if the light emitter is in operation, and

a first reflection characteristic of the first area is different from a second reflection characteristic of the second area
for obtaining a first ambient light reflection by the first area that is different from a second ambient light reflection
by the second area if light impinges from the ambient on the respective first area and second area, the difference between
the first ambient light reflection and the second ambient light reflection being visible by the viewer.

US Pat. No. 9,135,704

SPATIAL AND SHAPE CHARACTERIZATION OF AN IMPLANTED DEVICE WITHIN AN OBJECT

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A method for spatially characterizing a device positioned and deployed within an object under examination, the method comprising
the steps of
acquiring a set of images of the device,
reconstructing a three-dimensional model of the deployed device from the set of images,
comparing the model of the deployed device with an ideal model of the device in a predetermined deployment state inside the
object,

displaying the model of the deployed device on a display unit;
wherein the step of comparing comprises determining deviation areas in shape of the mode of the deployed device compared to
the ideal model; and

wherein the step of displaying comprises visualizing the deviation areas.

US Pat. No. 9,497,818

APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING LIGHT MODULE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An apparatus for controlling a light module, the apparatus comprising
a first circuit for detecting first control information, the first control information being transported via a first signal,
the first signal being a combination of a power signal and a control signal

a second circuit for converting the first control information into second control information, the first and second control
information defining light settings of the light module, a representation of the second control information being different
from a representation of the first control information, the second control information being transported via a second signal
and the second signal being a control signal destined for a control input of the light module, and

a third circuit for converting power from the first signal into a third signal, the third signal being a power signal destined
for a power input of the light module.

US Pat. No. 9,468,079

LIGHTING SYSTEM AND A METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF A LIGHTING SYSTEM

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A lighting system comprising:
a plurality of luminaires,
a first database containing data associated with the plurality of luminaires,
a second database containing information for lighting presets for a set of lighting scenes to be created by the plurality
of luminaires;

a third database containing first energy costs;
a calculation module for calculating energy consumption of the lighting system for at least one lighting scene of the set
of lighting scenes to be created depending on data retrieved from the first and the second database, wherein the calculation
module is configured to calculate overall energy costs of the at least one lighting scene based on the calculated energy consumption
and the first energy costs, which are retrieved from the third database; and

a lighting scene selector module for automatically selecting one or more lighting scenes from the set of lighting scenes depending
on an energy consumption target by calculating the energy consumption for each lighting scene and selecting the one or more
lighting scenes having an energy consumption lower than or equal to the energy consumption target.

US Pat. No. 9,345,080

LED LIGHT SOURCE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An LED light source comprising:
a first circuit input terminal and a second circuit input terminal for connection to a supply voltage source supplying an
AC supply voltage with frequency f,

a first rectifier equipped with a first input terminal coupled to the first circuit input terminal and a second input terminal
coupled to the second circuit input terminal,

a first series arrangement comprising N LED loads, a first and second end of said first series arrangement being coupled to
a first output terminal and a second output terminal of the first rectifier respectively, wherein N is an integer greater
than one,

a first controller for, during a period of the rectified AC supply voltage subsequently making the LED loads comprised in
the first series arrangement carry a current, one by one and in dependency of the momentary amplitude of the rectified AC
supply voltage when the momentary amplitude increases and for subsequently making the LED loads comprised in the first series
arrangement stop carrying a current, one by one, and in dependency of the momentary amplitude of the rectified AC supply voltage
when the momentary amplitude decreases,

a second rectifier equipped with a first input terminal coupled to the first circuit input terminal via a reactive element
and a second input terminal coupled to the second circuit input terminal,

a second series arrangement comprising M LED loads, a first and second end of said second series arrangement being coupled
to a first output terminal and a second output terminal of the second rectifier respectively, wherein M is an integer greater
than zero, and

a second controller for, during a period of the rectified AC voltage present between the output terminals of the second rectifier,
subsequently making the LED loads comprised in the second series arrangement carry a current, one by one and in dependency
of the momentary amplitude of the rectified AC voltage when the momentary amplitude increases and for subsequently making
the LED comprised in the second series arrangement loads stop carrying a current, one by one, and in dependency of the momentary
amplitude of the rectified AC voltage when the momentary amplitude decreases, wherein:

the first controller comprises N control strings, each of the N control strings comprising a switchable current source that
electrically connects and disconnects the cathode of a different respective one of the N LED loads to the second output terminal
of the first rectifier, and

each of the N control strings is controlled in accordance with a signal directly received from the anode of the LED load whose
cathode is electrically connected to the second output terminal of the first, rectifier through the switchable current source
of the control string.

US Pat. No. 9,357,607

LED LIGHT SOURCE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A device, comprising:
a rectifier equipped with a first input terminal and a second input terminal for coupling to output terminals of a phase cut
dimmer, supplying an AC supply voltage,

a series arrangement comprising N LED loads, a first and second end of said series arrangement being coupled to a first output
terminal and a second output terminal of the rectifier respectively,

control means, comprising N current sources, each current source coupled between the cathode of a respective LED load and
the second output terminal of the rectifier for during a period of the rectified AC supply voltage subsequently and sequentially
making the LED loads comprised in the series arrangement carry a current, one by one and in dependency of the momentary amplitude
of the rectified AC supply voltage when the momentary amplitude increases and for subsequently making the LED loads stop carrying
a current, one by one, and in dependency of the momentary amplitude of the rectified AC supply voltage when the momentary
amplitude decreases, said control means controlling the current through the LED loads at zero when the output voltage of the
phase cut dimmer equals zero and controlling the current through the LED loads at a value that is independent from the phase
angle of the phase cut dimmer when the output voltage of the phase cut dimmer differs from zero Volt, and

a switchable bleeder current source coupled between the first output terminal and second output terminal of the rectifier,
wherein:
a latch is coupled between the first and second output terminals of the rectifier and comprising a series arrangement comprising
a resistor and a capacitor to prevent the current through the dimmer from crossing zero after a leading edge generated by
the phase cut dimmer, in case the phase cut dimmer is a leading edge phase cut dimmer,

a unidirectional element is arranged in series with the capacitor, and
a clamp circuit is coupled to the capacitor and comprises a current source for discharging the capacitor and providing a low
ohmic path for the dimmer current when the phase cut dimmer is off.

US Pat. No. 9,278,167

ACTUATOR CONTROL IN A BREAST PUMP SYSTEM

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A breast pump system comprising:
a pump unit;
an actuator for driving the pump unit; and
a power supply arranged to supply electrical power to the actuator; characterized by
an actuator speed regulating module arranged to drive the actuator at a first speed when the pump unit is turned on, and to
continue to drive the actuator at a second speed higher than the first speed after a load on the actuator reaches a predetermined
level.

US Pat. No. 9,263,700

OPTO-ELECTRIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING AN OPTO-ELECTRIC DEVICE

Nederlandse Organisatie v...

1. An opto-electric device comprising an opto-electric element that is enclosed by a barrier structure for inhibiting a transmission
of moisture from an environment towards the opto-electric element, the barrier structure including a stack of layers comprising
at least an inorganic layer and a moisture getter material in a layer arranged between the inorganic layer and the opto-electric
element, characterized in that the stack includes a lateral diffusion layer, being an organic layer having anisotropic particles
that are aligned with the layer, wherein the getter material is present in a separate getter layer arranged between the opto-electric
element and the lateral diffusion layer.

US Pat. No. 9,115,853

LIGHTING DEVICE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A lighting device comprising:
at least one light source arranged to generate light and mounted on an electrically conductive flexible substrate;
an electrically insulating heat sink element;
a bulb forming an envelope and in thermal connectivity with the insulating heat sink element;
said at least one light source arranged in contact with said electrically flexible substrate;
a fastener compressively extending about the flexible substrate and the heat sing element;
the electrically conducting flexible substrate folded about a fold axis around the heat sink element;
the fastener including a first and a second leg separated by a recess, the recess receiving the at least one light source
between the first and second leg.

US Pat. No. 9,445,872

HAIR SHORTENING DEVICE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A device for shortening hairs, the device comprising:
a laser source configured to generate a plurality of laser pulses at peak power density for a predetermined pulse time;
an optical system configured to focus the plurality of laser pulses into each of a plurality of spatially separated focal
spots within a single hair such that at least three of the plurality of focused laser pulses overlap in time and co-operate
to reduce a total power required and the peak power density of each of the at least three laser pulses in the respective focal
spots with the peak power density at least equal to a first characteristic threshold value at which a laser induced optical
breakdown phenomenon occurs in the hair tissue wherein fractures in the hair result between the respective focal spots and
to below a second characteristic threshold value at which a laser induced optical breakdown phenomenon occurs in the skin
tissue; and

an optical manipulator configured to position the respective at least three focal spots into respective target positions substantially
in a 2D plane within the single hair, wherein the optical system is further configured such that a focal spot positioned substantially
within the medulla of the single hair has an increased power over each of others of the plurality of spatially separated focal
spots not positioned substantially within the medulla of the single hair;

an optical manipulator configured to position the respective at least three focal spots into respective target positions substantially
in a 2D plane in one of an equilateral triangular pattern of the at least three focal spots within the diameter of the single
hair or a straight line of the at least three focal spots that passes through the center of the single hair within the diameter
of the single hair, wherein the optical system is further configured such that a focal spot positioned substantially within
the medulla of the single hair has an increased power over each of others of the plurality of spatially separated focal spots
not positioned substantially within the medulla of the single hair.

US Pat. No. 9,439,260

CALIBRATING A LIGHT SENSOR

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A method of calibrating an output of a light sensor for use in controlling a lighting system comprising at least one lighting
device operable to output light with a plurality of different beam shapes, the method comprising:
placing the lighting system into each of a plurality of discrete modes, each mode being configured to output a different respective
configuration of light comprising a different respective pattern of one or more of the different beam shapes, said modes being
beam modes of the lighting device; and

performing a plurality of calibrations by determining a respective calibration setting for calibrating the output of the light
sensor in each of the modes, wherein in operation each mode will automatically vary an output illumination level of the respective
configuration of light, in response to a changing light level in an environment being illuminated, based on the output of
the light sensor as calibrated by the respective calibration setting.

US Pat. No. 9,241,761

ABLATION PROBE WITH ULTRASONIC IMAGING CAPABILITY

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

18. An ablation and ultrasound imaging system, comprising:
a probe configured for delivering ablation energy to body tissue, the probe comprising:
an ablation electrode tip;
a plurality of acoustic openings disposed through the ablation electrode tip;
a distal tip insert disposed within an interior lumen of the ablation electrode tip, the distal tip insert including a plurality
of fluid channels; and

a plurality of ultrasonic imaging sensors coupled to the distal tip insert, the ultrasonic imaging sensors configured to transmit
ultrasonic waves through the acoustic openings, wherein the distal tip insert includes a plurality of recesses each configured
for receiving one of the plurality of ultrasonic imaging sensors;

an ablation therapy module comprising an ablation source configured to generate and supply an electrical signal to the ablation
electrode tip; and

an ultrasound imaging module comprising an image processor configured to process ultrasonic imaging signals received from
the ultrasonic imaging sensors to generate an ultrasonic image.

US Pat. No. 9,313,867

IMAGING SYSTEM GANTRY

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An imaging system, comprising:
a stationary gantry;
a rotating gantry that rotates around an examination region about a z-axis, the rotating gantry, including:
a first recess; and
a second recess located in the first recess;
an annular support that is statically affixed to the stationary gantry and that rotatably couples the rotating gantry to the
stationary gantry, wherein a sub-portion of the annular support protrudes in the first recess and a first surface of the sub-portion
is adjacent to the second recess; and

a radial compliant ring disposed between the annular support and the rotating gantry in the second recess, adjacent to the
first surface of the sub-portion of the annular support.

US Pat. No. 9,119,255

LIGHT SOURCE COMPRISING A LED STRIP

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An LED light source comprising a first LED strip including
input terminals for connection to a DC-supply source,
a load comprising a plurality of parallel series arrangements, each series arrangement comprising an LED string and a resistor
in series and having a common terminal between the LED string and the resistor,

a plurality of conductive paths connecting the series arrangements between the input terminals; and
a sensing conductive path connecting the common terminals of each of the series arrangements of the plurality of series arrangements.

US Pat. No. 9,119,243

LIGHTING SYSTEM WITH RADAR DETECTION

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A lighting system comprising:
a radar arrangement arranged to transmit a signal and to detect a spectral power distribution of a received signal susceptible
of comprising a reflection of the signal that has been transmitted, wherein the radar arrangement is arranged to carry out
respective level detectors in respective frequency ranges that correspond with respective frequency differences between the
signal that is transmitted and the received signal, and whereby the radar arrangement is arranged to apply a spectral emphasis/de-emphasis
in detecting the spectral power distribution by applying respective thresholds to respective level detections; and

a control arrangement arranged to control lighting depending on the respective level detectors in the respective frequency
ranges.

US Pat. No. 9,119,262

BOOST AND LINEAR LED CONTROL

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) lighting subsystem, comprising:
one or more LEDs;
a current source for the one or more LEDs, the current source including:
a transistor having a control input coupled to a constant voltage source, a first leg coupled to the one or more LEDs and
a second leg; and

a current mirror coupled to the second leg of the transistor, the current mirror having a control node, a sense node indicative
of an operating point of the LED lighting subsystem, and a transistor size ratio that determines an LED current provided to
the one or more LEDs based on a control current received at the control node.

US Pat. No. 9,497,836

LIGHTING SYSTEM FOR ILLUMINATING AN ENVIRONMENT AND A METHOD OF STARTING AN INSTALLATION OF A PROGRAM ON A PROGRAMMABLE CONTROLLER

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A lighting system for illuminating an environment, the lighting system comprising:
a plurality of lighting modules, each of the lighting modules comprising a light source for emitting light, a programmable
controller for controlling an operation of the light source and a network interface for communicating with other lighting
modules and devices of the lighting system via a network, each of the lighting modules being configured to receive a program
for the respective programmable controller via the network interface and each of the lighting modules being configured to
install the program on the respective programmable controller in dependence on a program installation decision, the plurality
of lighting modules comprising a particular lighting module and at least one neighboring lighting module that is arranged
to illuminate together with the particular lighting module a portion of the environment; and

an installation decision generator for generating the program installation decision to start installation of the program on
the programmable controller of the particular lighting module, the installation decision generator being configured to obtain
operational information relating to a light emission operation of the neighboring lighting module, wherein the installation
decision generator is configured to base the program installation decision on information, comprising the obtained operational
information, to enable illumination of the portion of the environment to be within a pre-determined range or threshold of
a desired illumination (Imin) of the portion of the environment during the period of time that the program is being installed.

US Pat. No. 9,313,861

NETWORKED LIGHTING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SUCH LIGHTING APPARATUS TO IDENTIFY ITSELF AND COMMUNICATE ITS NETWORK

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving an identification command at an addressable apparatus which is connected to a lighting network and which is configured
to control at least one lighting unit for illuminating at least a region of a facility, wherein the addressable apparatus
has a network address associated therewith and has a signaling device integral thereto;

sequentially, for each bit of the network address:
the addressable apparatus controlling a first device among: the at least one lighting unit, and the signaling device, to indicate
a value of the bit during a bit period by the first device entering a state corresponding to the value of the bit, and

causing a second device among: the at least one lighting unit, and the signaling device, to signal during a time interval
within the bit period that the first device validly indicates the value of the bit; and

after the values for all of the bits of the network address have been indicated by the at least one lighting unit, causing
at least one of the first and second devices to enter a state which indicates an end of the network address.

US Pat. No. 9,283,038

HAIR REMOVING SYSTEM

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A hair-removing system comprising:
a first image sensor configured to scan skin in at least a first scanning direction and detect a two-dimensional image of
the skin to be treated;

a second image sensor configured to scan a part of the skin in at least a second scanning direction making a non-zero angle
with the image and provide hair position information;

a control unit coupled to the first and second image sensors configured to discern in the image of the skin, the part of the
skin having the hair and the hair position information; and

a hair-removing device operatively coupled to the control unit and the first image sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,108,326

CUTTING UNIT WITH GUARD TEETH AND HAIR-CUTTING DEVICE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

9. A hair-cutting device, comprising:
a lower end portion including a rechargeable battery; and
a cutting head comprising,
a reciprocating blade having a plurality of cutting teeth; and
a stationary blade having a plurality of guard teeth, wherein at least some of the guard teeth have a first end joined to
the stationary blade and a second end that is free, the second end having a larger cross-sectional area than the first end,
wherein the second end comprises a lower surface bulge in a lower surface of the guard teeth protruding downward from a middle
axis of the guard teeth to a lower end, the lower surface bulge being configured to face skin during operation of the hair-cutting
device, and wherein the second end further comprises an upper surface bulge in an upper surface of the guard teeth, wherein
the bulge in the upper surface of the guard tooth protrudes upward from the middle axis of the guard teeth to an upper end,
wherein the upper surface and lower surface bulges have a combined cross-section that has a width and a height, wherein the
height is defined as a distance from the upper end to the lower end and the width is a thickness of the second end perpendicular
to the middle axis and the height, wherein the height of the combined cross-section is greater than the width.

US Pat. No. 9,285,303

OPTICAL BIOSENSOR WITH A PLURALITY OF SENSOR REGIONS AND A DETECTOR HAVING A DETECTOR PLANE WHEREIN AT LEAST ONE PRIMARY IMAGE IS MAPPED ONTO THE WHOLE DETECTOR PLANE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An optical sensor device, comprising:
a) a plurality of sensor regions;
b) a plurality of objectives that are arranged such that each objective generates a primary image of one of the sensor regions,
wherein at least one of the objectives has a numerical aperture larger than 0.1 and comprises several lenses;
c) a light detector with an array of detector pixels;
d) intermediate optics that maps primary images of the objectives onto the detector plane, wherein at least one primary image
is mapped onto the whole detector plane; and

e) a light source for generating an input light beam (L) that is directed towards the sensor regions.

US Pat. No. 9,288,879

LAMP DEVICE AND A METHOD FOR OPERATING A LAMP DEVICE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A lamp device comprising:
a lighting module including a first and a second terminal;
a first and a second pair of connection pins for connecting the lamp device to a lighting fixture, wherein a first connection
pin of the second pair is connected to the second terminal;

a switch operable to connect a first pin of the first pair to the first terminal when closed; and
circuitry arranged to close the switch in response to a voltage difference between the pins of the first pair exceeding a
first threshold voltage and a voltage difference between the pins of the second pair exceeding a second threshold voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,288,881

CONTROL ARRANGEMENT FOR CONTROLLING AN ATMOSPHERE GENERATING DEVICE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A control arrangement for controlling an atmosphere generating device, comprising:
a control device having a control surface; and
a control object positionable onto the control surface, the control object being at least semi-transparent and comprising
a light source for illuminating the control object and identification means, wherein the control device comprises a control
unit configured to identify the control object, to receive relative positioning information from the control surface relating
to the positioning of the control object, and to output control data corresponding to placement information for controlling
the atmosphere generating device.

US Pat. No. 9,081,167

LENS COMPRESSION MOLDED OVER LED DIE

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. An intermediate product during the fabrication of a light emitting device, the device having been separated from a mold,
defining a lens, to form an encapsulating lens over the die, the mold not including a liquid channel through which liquid
lens material is injected into the mold, the device being at a time immediately after the LED die and lens are separated from
the mold, the device comprising:
a light emitting diode (LED) die attached to a support structure; and
a molded lens, entirely formed of cured lens material as a continuous homogeneous member, directly over, encapsulating, and
contacting the LED die, the lens being completely composed of the cured lens material, wherein there is no lens material extending
from the lens that is remaining from a liquid channel immediately after the LED die and lens are separated from the mold,

wherein there is no additional solid material covering and in contact with the molded lens.

US Pat. No. 9,248,313

MARKER ADAPTED NORMAL TISSUE COMPLICATION PROBABILITY

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A method for generating a patient specific therapy plan for a patient, comprising:
(a) with a processor, generating an initial therapy plan for administering an initial therapy to the patient, wherein the
initial therapy plan is generated using at least one of an initial normal tissue complication probability (NTCP) model and
an initial tumor control probability (TCP) model of a target region, and wherein the at least one of the NTCP model and the
TCP model is adapted to the patient based on a first value of at least one biomarker of the patient;

(b) administering therapy to the patient using the initial therapy plan with a therapy delivery system;
(c) with the processor, generating a revised therapy plan for administering a revised therapy to the patient, wherein the
revised therapy plan is generated using at least one of an updated NTCP model and an updated TCP model of the target region
of the patient, wherein the at least one of the initial NTCP model and the initial TCP model is adapted to the patient based
on a second value of the at least one biomarker of the patient; (d) administering therapy to the patient based on the revised
therapy plan with the therapy delivery system; and

wherein the at least one biomarker of the patient is Hb, CRP, PSA, TNF-?, ferritin, transferrin, LDH, IL-6, hepcidin, creatinine,
glucose, HbA1c, DNA end binding complexes (DNA-EBCs), HIF-1?, Galectin-1, CAP43, NDRG1, or telomere length;

wherein at least one patient biomarker is an additional biomarker chosen from in vitro test values, mass spectrometric protein
signatures, tumor type, tumor grade, tumor stage, primary tumor site, Gleason score, cologenic assays, previous treatment,
previous abdominal surgery, hormonal medication, anticoagulantia medication, age, diabetes, and tumor growth related measures;

wherein the NTCP model includes an EUD model expressed as:

where EUD is an equivalent uniform dose, Di is a physical dose to a volume segment vi of the target region, vtot is a total evaluated organ volume, ?M1, ?M2, . . . are a difference between a first and second set of biomarkers, N is the number of volume segments vi, M1 is a baseline value of a first biomarker, M2 is a baseline value of a second biomarker and g is a scalar evaluated based on the first and second sets of biomarkers and
the difference between the first and second sets of biomarkers, and n varies between 0 for a maximum dose and 1 for a minimum
dose; and

the TCP model includes an EUD model expressed as:

where EUD is an equivalent uniform dose, Dj is a physical dose to a volume vj of the target region, N is the number of volume segments vj, vtot is a total evaluated organ volume, L1, L2 are baseline values associated with a first and second cancerous tissue, ?L1, ?L2, . . . are a difference between the first and second sets of biomarkers, and g is a scalar evaluated based on the first and
second sets of biomarkers and the difference between the first and second sets of biomarkers, and n varies between 0 for a
maximum dose and 1 for a minimum dose.

US Pat. No. 9,357,600

ELECTRONIC BALLAST-COMPATIBLE LIGHTING DRIVER FOR LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE LAMP

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An apparatus comprising a light emitting diode tube (TLED) lamp, the TLED lamp comprising:
a tube having at least one electrical connector configured to be installed in a fluorescent light fixture;
a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) arranged in series with each other in a string and disposed inside the tube; and
a lighting driver disposed inside the tube and connected to the at least one electrical connector and being configured to
supply power to the plurality of LEDs, the lighting driver comprising:

a rectifier having an input connected to receive AC electrical power from the at least one electrical connector and having
an output connected to supply power to the plurality of LEDs;

a switching device connected to the output of the rectifier and configured to be opened and closed to modulate an LED voltage
from the plurality of LEDs that appears across the output of the rectifier;

a current sensor configured to sense an LED current passing through the string of LEDs; and
a controller configured to control a switching operation of the switching device in response to the sensed LED current.

US Pat. No. 9,357,618

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ILLUMINATION CONTROL OF A PLURALITY OF LIGHT SOURCES

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A lighting controller configured to set dimming levels of a plurality of light sources arranged to provide a spatial illumination
at a workspace, said lighting controller comprising a processor arranged to determine, based on information about a target
power level or target power reduction, a dimming level for each of said plurality of light sources such as to reduce power
consumption from the plurality of light sources towards the target power level or target power reduction and such as to provide
a target spatial illumination at said workspace,
wherein said processor is further arranged to determine said dimming levels for each of said plurality of light sources by:
receiving, from a daylight light sensor or a blind controller, data indicative of an ambient illumination sensed by the daylight
sensor or data indicative of a blind setting;

at least temporarily storing the data indicative of ambient illumination or data indicative of the blind setting;
applying a perturbation to the stored data to generate artificially perturbed data that deviates from the stored data by a
parameter, ?; and

determining said dimming levels for each of said plurality of light sources based on the artificially perturbed data.

US Pat. No. 9,119,260

ILLUMINATION SYSTEM COMPRISING A PLURALITY OF LEDS

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. Illumination system comprising:
a light-emitting diode (LED) system comprising two or more LED groups and current distribution means, wherein each LED group
includes one or more individual LEDs, the LED system having two input terminals, wherein each of the two or more LED groups
is configured with a mutually different group color point and a mutually different group threshold voltage;

a single controllable driver for providing working power to the LED system, the driver having two output terminals coupled
to the two input terminals of the LED system, respectively;
a control device for controlling the driver;
wherein the control device is designed for controlling the driver output voltage (Vi);
and wherein the current distribution means are responsive to the input voltage (Vi) at the input terminals of the LED system
for drawing current from the driver and distributing the current among the different LED groups in dependence on the input
voltage level (Vi).

US Pat. No. 9,491,845

CONTROLLED POWER DISSIPATION IN A LINK PATH IN A LIGHTING SYSTEM

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An apparatus comprising:
an active circuit to dissipate excess power in a link path of a switching power converter when the switching power converter
receives more energy during a period of time than an amount of energy to be provided to a load coupled to the switching power
converter plus inherent energy losses, wherein the excess power comprises power received by the switching power converter
to prevent a premature disconnection of a phase-cut dimmer.

US Pat. No. 9,161,416

METHOD FOR ADJUSTING A COLOR POINT OF LIGHT EMITTED FROM AN ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE OLED

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A method for adjusting a color point of light emitted from an organic light emitting diode (OLED) by using current with
a modulated waveform for driving the OLED, the waveform comprising at least three different parameters and the color point
located in a color space, the method comprising:
defining a color point target;
adjusting the at least three parameters to tune the waveform by:
determining a set of groups of parameters, wherein each group of parameters of the set of groups of parameters is defining
a specific shape of the modulated waveform;

selecting the group of parameters of the set of groups of parameters for which the resulting light output of the OLED is lying
within a predefined area around the color point target and the brightness of the OLED remains at a predefined level;

for each group of the parameters defining the respective modulated waveform and calculating an averaged color point, wherein
the calculation of the averaged color point comprises a summation over at least one period of the waveform of every color
point associated to the current amplitude at each point in time of the modulated waveform, weighting the summation by a luminance
associated to the current amplitude at each point in time of the modulated waveform, wherein the summation is performed such
that the luminance is linearly correlated to the current;

for each averaged color point calculating a color distance to the target color point;
selecting the modulated waveforms for which the color distances are lying within a predefined distance from the target color
point;

choosing one of the selected modulated waveforms; and
employing the chosen waveform to provide the current with the modulated waveform to the OLED.

US Pat. No. 9,429,636

ADAPTIVE KEYHOLE COMPRESSION FOR DYNAMIC CONTRAST-ENHANCED MRI

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A magnetic resonance imaging system, comprising:
a sequence control unit configured to control a magnetic resonance scanner to perform dynamic imaging by acquiring compressed
magnetic resonance data from an imaged region of a subject including fully sampling a central portion of k-space and partially
sampling a peripheral portion of k-space;

a sampling unit which determines a rate of change in a concentration of a contrast agent present in the image region of the
subject during the dynamic imaging based on magnetic resonance signals received by a radio frequency receiver; and

a control unit which adjusts a degree of compression of the acquired magnetic resonance data during the dynamic imaging based
on the determination made by the sampling unit;

wherein the control unit adjusts gradient fields to decrease the central portion of k-space and increase the peripheral portion
of k-space in response to an increase in the rate of change in the concentration of the contrast agent and adjusts the gradient
fields to increase the central portion of k-space and decrease the peripheral portion of k-space in response to a decrease
in the rate of change in the concentration of the contrast agent.

US Pat. No. 9,357,153

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INTELLIGENT CHANNEL ZAPPING

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A method of automatically re-classifying a plurality of channels, the method comprising acts of:
on a user's electronic device,
for each of the plurality of channels and a plurality of time intervals, receiving content including audio, video, and/or
multi-media;

receiving selection of a reference channel;
analyzing the reference channel to identify the content of the reference channel;
creating a reference genre based on the identified content of the reference channel;
for each of the plurality of time intervals
automatically detecting correspondence of the content received from each of the plurality of channels to at least one of a
plurality of genres including the reference genre; and

categorizing at least a portion of the plurality of channels into a reference cluster depending on the detected correspondence
of the content received from each of the plurality of channels to the reference genre.

US Pat. No. 9,609,763

HOUSING WITH LOCKING STRUCTURE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A housing with a locking structure,
said housing comprising at least a first housing part and an adjacent second housing part,
said locking structure comprising a flexible snap member extending from the first housing part over an inner wall portion
of the second housing part and being provided with a first engaging portion,

said inner wall portion of the second housing part being provided with a second engaging portion,
said first engaging portion and second engaging portion forming a snap fit connection to be released by lifting said snap
member from the inner wall portion,

and a release tool arranged on or above the bottom of said second housing part to be slidable towards the snap member,
said snap member being further provided with a receiving portion being formed to catch and interlock with the tip of said
release tool such that the tip of the tool and the snap member are interlocked with each other when the release tool is pushed
into the receiving portion.

US Pat. No. 9,468,003

MEDIUM ACCESS CONTROL (MAC) PROTOCOL FOR BODY AREA NETWORKS

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A wireless data communication system, comprising:
a plurality of master devices; and
a plurality of slave devices,wherein each master and slave device access a wireless medium in a body area network, wherein each master device of said plurality
of master devices communicates with an assigned set of slave devices during subframes reserved for the master device, each
subframe is part of a superframe included in a time round, wherein the time round includes a plurality of superframes, each
superframe includes a plurality of subframes, and each subframe includes a plurality of time slots, and wherein a length of
a particular subframe is variable and determined by a master device that controls said particular subframe.

US Pat. No. 9,282,598

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LEARNING DIMMER CHARACTERISTICS

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An apparatus comprising a lamp controller configured to:
monitor voltage information associated with one or more lamps or a dimmer of a system;
adjust one or more parameters of an attach current profile based on the voltage information to arrive at a selected attach
current profile; and

apply within the system the selected attach current profile.

US Pat. No. 9,357,613

DISPLAY AND LIGHTING ARRANGEMENT FOR A FITTING ROOM

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A display and lighting arrangement comprising a display unit, a sensor system, a control unit and a lighting system, wherein:
the sensor system is configured to sense a person in a predetermined area and to generate a corresponding sensor system signal;
the lighting system comprises a first light source configured to provide front face light to the person and a second light
source configured to provide top light to the person in the predetermined area;

the control unit is configured to derive at least one person feature from the sensor system signal and to control, based on
the person feature, the light of the first light source and the light of the second light source, wherein the person feature
includes a skin tone of the person and wherein the control unit is configured to control the lighting system based on the
derived skin tone such that a proportion of at least one of red light or yellow light in at least one of said front face light
or said top light is an increasing function of lightness of said derived skin tone; and

the display unit is configured to display an image of the person located in the predetermined area to the person in the predetermined
area.

US Pat. No. 9,453,898

MOTION TRACKING BASED ON FAST IMAGE ACQUISITION

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system for performing a plurality of MRI scans for acquiring magnetic resonance data
from a target volume of a patient in accordance with respective predefined scan geometries, wherein a scan geometry refers
to positional information that describes the target volume, the magnetic resonance imaging system comprising a non-transitory
memory for storing machine executable instructions and a processor for controlling the magnetic resonance imaging system,
wherein execution of the machine executable instructions causes the processor to:
a. control the MRI system to perform a first calibration scan for acquiring first image data from the target volume in accordance
with a first scan geometry, wherein the first calibration scan comprises a first set of two-dimensional scans performed in
respective first crossing slices, wherein the first set of two dimensional scans comprises at least two two-dimensional scans;

b. control the MRI system to perform a second calibration scan comprising a second set of two-dimensional scans performed
in respective second crossing slices to acquire second image data of the target volume in accordance with a second scan geometry;

c. generate geometry transformation data by registering the second image data relative to the first image data;
d. determine a deviation of the target volume caused by a movement of the patient using the geometry transformation data;
e. update each of the predefined scan geometries and the second scan geometry as a function of the geometry transformation
data;

f. repeat steps b to e until the determined deviation of the target volume satisfies a termination criterion;
g. control the MRI system to perform at least one MRI scan of the plurality of MRI scans to acquire image data in accordance
with the respective updated predefined scan geometry; and

h. repeat steps b to g for performing the plurality of MRI scans.

US Pat. No. 9,357,614

ILLUMINATION APPARATUS

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An illumination apparatus for reading comprising:
a light generation unit, configured to generate light having a color temperature in the range of between a first color temperature,
and a second color temperature;

an interface configured to provide options for a user to choose the user's preference for a color temperature of light;
a controller, configured to control the light generation unit to generate light having a color temperature changing from a
third color temperature to a fourth color temperature over time, wherein the third and the fourth color temperatures are in
the range between the first color temperature, and the second color temperature;

wherein the third color temperature is a less preferred color temperature of the user and the fourth color temperature is
a preferred color temperature of the user;

wherein the change of the color temperature of the light generated by the light generation unit ranges from the less-preferred
color temperature to the preferred color temperature;

wherein the controller changing the light generation unit generated light from the third color temperature to the fourth color
temperature uses a first phase, the first phase causing light generation at the third color temperature, a second phase causing
light generation to change from the third color to the fourth color, and a third phase causing the light generation at the
fourth color temperature;

wherein the second phase limits the color temperature to a set rate of color change over time and a set step color change
in which the color change takes place below a threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,795,069

METHOD FOR CONFIGURING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING AN INDUCTIVE RECEIVER COIL WITH ULTRA-THIN SHIELDING LAYER

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A method for configuring an electronic device for being inductively powered or charged, comprising:
configuring an inductive receiver coil for generating current in response to being exposed to an alternating magnetic field
generated substantially on a first side of the inductive receiver coil; and

disposing an ultra-thin soft magnetic shielding layer, comprising a thickness less than or equal to one hundred micrometers
(100 ?m), on a second side of the inductive receiver coil, opposite to the first side where the magnetic field is generated,
the soft magnetic shielding layer configured to mitigate formation of eddy currents within the shielding layer and an overlying
object wherein forming within the soft magnetic shielding layer, via laser cutting, a plurality of slits substantially parallel
to magnetic flux lines and orthogonal to eddy current flow, wherein the soft magnetic shielding material is attached to a
transparent adhesive foil, and laser energy is directed towards the soft magnetic shielding material layer at desired sites
to evaporate corresponding soft magnetic shielding material to form the slits, wherein the transparent adhesive foil remains
intact, said slits configured to impose a large impedance to eddy current formation extending from an outer perimeter of the
shielding layer toward a middle region of the shielding layer, wherein the middle region comprises:

a material selected from a group consisting of: Mumetal, nanocristaline metal and amorphous metals and the slits are not present
in the middle region.

US Pat. No. 9,276,724

MITIGATION OF CONTROL CHANNEL INTERFERENCE

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A network comprising:
a primary station configured to communicate with a secondary station and including a transmitter configured for sending control
data in a signal on a subset of a set of resources to the secondary station synchronously with a further primary station further
transmitting further control data in a further signal on a further subset of the set of resources to a further secondary station;

the secondary station configured to communicate with the primary station and including a receiver configured to receive the
control data in a signal from the primary station synchronously with receiving, via the receiver, the transmission of the
further control data from the further primary station;

the further primary station configured to communicate with the further secondary station and including transmitting via a
further transmitter configured to send further control data in a further signal on the further subset of the set of resources
to the further secondary station synchronously with the transmitting of control data on the subset of the set of resources
from the primary station to the secondary station;

the further secondary station configured to communicate with the further primary station and including a further receiver
configured to receive the further control data synchronously with receiving via the further receiver, the transmission of
control data from the transmitter of the primary station; and

the primary station transmitter configured to arrange the transmission of control data to be orthogonal to the transmission
of further control data from the further transmitter of the further primary station.

US Pat. No. 9,521,730

DIGITAL COMMUNICATION INTERFACE CIRCUIT FOR LINE-PAIR WITH DUTY CYCLE IMBALANCE COMPENSATION

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A device comprising:
an interface circuit configured to interface a controller with a Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) bus, wherein
the interface circuit comprises:

a diode bridge having polarity-independent input terminals configured to be coupled to the DALI bus, and further having a
positive output terminal and a negative output terminal;

a variable edge delay circuit configured to receive a transmit signal generated by the controller and to delay rising edges
of the transmit signal substantially more than falling edges of the transmit signal, or to delay falling edges of the transmit
signal substantially more than rising edges of the transmit signal;

an optocoupler having a pair of input terminals configured to receive the transmit signal from the variable edge delay circuit
and having first and second output terminals;

an amplifier having an input terminal and an output terminal, wherein the input terminal is connected to one of the first
and second output terminals of the optocoupler;

a voltage-controlled variable resistance element connected across the positive and negative output terminals of the diode
bridge, and having a control terminal for varying a resistance thereof; and

a first filter connected between the output terminal of the amplifier and the control terminal of the voltage-controlled variable
resistance element, wherein the first filter includes decoupled charge and discharge paths so as to decouple a rise time of
the transmit signal from a fall time of the transmit signal,

wherein the voltage-controlled variable resistance element is configured to couple the transmit signal to the DALI bus via
the diode bridge.

US Pat. No. 9,265,590

MULTIMODAL IMAGING FIDUCIAL MARKER

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A multimodal fiducial marker for registration of multimodal data, comprising:
a first portion comprising at least one radiopaque material; and
a second portion comprising a radioactive material in combination with a porous component capable of absorbing the radioactive
material;

wherein the porous component of the second portion forms a cavity for receiving and supporting the first portion within the
second portion.

US Pat. No. 9,316,752

PRECLINICAL TIME OF FLIGHT IMAGING

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A preclinical positron emission tomography (PET) scanner comprising:
radiation detectors arranged to view an examination region;
coincidence electronics configured to acquire time-of-flight localized PET imaging data using the radiation detectors;
reconstruction electronics configured to reconstruct the time-of-flight localized PET imaging data to form an image representative
of a distribution of a radiopharmaceutical in a plurality of preclinical subjects disposed in the examination region; and

a map of the plurality of preclinical subjects in the examination region;
the reconstruction electronics being configured to:
(1) associate the time-of-flight localized PET imaging data with individual preclinical subjects based on the map of the plurality
of preclinical subjects in the examination region to generate a set of time-of-flight localized PET imaging data for each
preclinical subject, and

(2) separately reconstruct each set of time-of-flight localized PET imaging data to generate images corresponding to the preclinical
subjects.

US Pat. No. 9,474,121

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DIGITAL DETECTION OF THE PHASE-CUT ANGLE OF A PHASE-CUT DIMMING SIGNAL

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving a phase-cut dimming signal produced from an AC line voltage;
comparing the phase-cut dimming signal to a threshold voltage and in response thereto outputting a digital phase-cut dimming
signal;

ascertaining a peak voltage level of the AC line voltage;
ascertaining a duty cycle of the digital phase-cut dimming signal;
employing the peak voltage level of the AC line voltage to ascertain a maximum value of the duty cycle of the digital phase-cut
dimming signal;

ascertaining a phase-cut angle of the phase-cut dimming signal from the duty cycle of the digital phase-cut dimming signal
and the maximum value of the duty cycle of the digital phase-cut dimming signal; and

controlling a dimming of an LED-based lighting unit in response to the phase-cut angle of the phase-cut dimming signal.

US Pat. No. 9,439,270

DIGITAL COMMUNICATION RECEIVER INTERFACE CIRCUIT FOR LINE-PAIR WITH DUTY CYCLE IMBALANCE COMPENSATION

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A device, comprising:
an interface circuit configured to interface a Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) bus with a controller, wherein
the interface circuit comprises:

a diode bridge having polarity-independent input terminals configured to be coupled to the DALI bus, and further having a
positive output terminal and a negative output terminal, wherein the diode bridge is configured to receive a receive signal
from the DALI bus;

a current limiter configured to limit an input current supplied to the interface circuit from DALI bus via the diode bridge;
an optocoupler having an input configured to receive the receive signal from the diode bridge and having an output configured
to output the receive signal, galvanically isolated from the diode bridge and the DALI bus;

a receive signal threshold reference device configured to set a threshold voltage for the optocoupler to respond to the receive
signal;

an optocoupler input current control device configured to divert at least a portion of the current supplied to the interface
circuit from being supplied to an input of the optocoupler;

an amplifier configured to receive the galvanically isolated receive signal from the optocoupler and to output a binary digital
signal;

a low-pass filter (LPF) configured to output the binary digital signal to the controller; and
a variable edge delay circuit configured to delay rising edges of the galvanically isolated receive signal substantially more
than falling edges of the galvanically isolated receive signal, or to delay falling edges of the galvanically isolated receive
signal substantially more than rising edges of the galvanically isolated receive signal.

US Pat. No. 9,301,356

LIGHT GENERATING DEVICE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A light generating device comprising:
a voltage input for receiving a variable operating voltage,
at least three LED circuits, coupled with said voltage input, wherein each LED circuit comprises a LED unit, and a controllable
current regulator, connected with said LED unit and configured to control a current in said LED circuit,

a controllable switch matrix, connected with said at least three LED circuits and comprising a plurality of switches, said
switch matrix being configured to operate in at least two different switching modes, and

a controller, connected at least with said switch matrix, configured to determine said variable operating voltage and to control
the switching mode of said switch matrix in dependence of the determined operating voltage,

said switch matrix being further configured so that at least two of said LED units
are connected in parallel to each other in a first switching mode, and
are connected in series with each other in a second switching mode.

US Pat. No. 9,282,946

ULTRASONIC TRACKING OF ULTRASOUND TRANSDUCER(S) ABOARD AN INTERVENTIONAL TOOL

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An ultrasound device comprising:
an imaging beamformer configured to provide an imaging beam for pulse-echo imaging of a region of interest; and
a retrospective dynamic transmit focusing (RDT) receive beamformer configured to provide a tracking beam for one-way only
beamforming of transmissive ultrasound to localize an object within the region of interest, the RDT receive beamformer being
operable to process signals output by a receiver of the transmissive ultrasound, wherein the transmissive ultrasound comprises
transmissive ultrasound issued by synthetic aperture acquisition with a virtual transducer array made of virtual transducer
array elements, further wherein each virtual transducer array element comprises a focal location of one focused beam emanating
from a real imaging array.

US Pat. No. 9,282,412

SEAL-QUALITY ESTIMATION FOR A SEAL FOR AN EAR CANAL

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A method of detecting a seal quality indication for a seal of an ear canal, the method comprising:
receiving a microphone signal from an ear canal microphone positioned in the ear canal;
generating a first signal from the microphone signal; and
determining the seal quality indication in response to a characteristic of a frequency spectrum of the first signal; wherein
the seal quality indication is determined in response to a comparison of a combined signal level in a first frequency band
having an upper frequency, and a combined signal level in a frequency interval including a second frequency band of frequencies
above the upper frequency.

US Pat. No. 9,497,780

PROTOCOL FOR SYNCHRONISING DATA PACKETS COLLISIONS IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A method for synchronizing transmission of data signals between at least a first node and a second node in a network comprising
said first and second nodes and at least one cooperating node, the method comprising:
after reception, by the at least one cooperating node, of a clear-to-code signal transmitted by the second node, broadcasting
a clear-to-send signal, which contains at least a timing indication, from the at least one cooperating node to the first node
and the second node, wherein the clear-to-code signal informs the at least one cooperating node that the first node and the
second node want to exchange data packets concurrently during at least a common time duration, and wherein the timing indication
includes a first time for starting transmission of a first data signal from the first node and a second time for starting
transmission of a second data signal from the second node; and

after reception of the clear-to-send signal by the first and second nodes, transmitting, via the at least one cooperating
node, the first data signal from the first node to the second node and the second data signal from the second node to the
first node concurrently in order to have the first data signal overlap the second data signal during the at least a common
time period, wherein the at least a common time period for concurrently transmitting the first and second data signals is
dependent on the timing indication.

US Pat. No. 9,439,606

INTERVENTIONAL APPARATUS ACTIVATED COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (CT)

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

15. A method, comprising:
generating, with a position detector of an interventional apparatus, a movement signal indicative of a distance an interventional
instrument affixed to a catheter of the interventional apparatus moves within an examination region of an imaging scanner
during an image-guided interventional procedure within a region of interest of a patient based on movement, of the catheter,
wherein the position detector detects the moved distance of the interventional instrument from outside the examination region
of the imaging scanner;

conveying the movement signal from the interventional apparatus to the imaging scanner used to generate images for the image-guided
interventional procedure; and

controlling, with a controller of the imaging scanner, scanning by the imaging scanner of the examination region activated
by the movement signal according to the interventional apparatus exceeding a predetermined threshold with the region of interest
and the interventional instrument both positioned in the examination region.

US Pat. No. 9,133,390

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DEVICE WITH LUMINESCENT MATERIAL

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A light emitting diode device comprising:
a light emitting diode arranged on a substrate, and
a wavelength converting element comprising a Mn4+-activated fluoride compound as a luminescent material, wherein the Mn4+-activated fluoride compound has a garnet-type crystal structure.

US Pat. No. 9,320,088

LED-BASED LIGHTING UNITS WITH SUBSTANTIALLY SEALED LEDS

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An LED-based lighting unit having a mounting surface and comprising:
a plurality of LEDs coupled to said mounting surface, each of said LEDs having a light emitting portion;
an adhesive layer atop said mounting surface, said adhesive layer not in contact with said light emitting portion of at least
some of said LEDs;

a plurality of optical pieces each having a base in contact with said adhesive layer about at least one LED of said plurality
of LEDs, at least some of said optical pieces individually placeable about said at least one LED; and

an elastomeric layer in contact with said adhesive layer and abutting and extending between said optical pieces;
wherein said LED-based lighting unit is configured to substantially seal said LEDs from external objects by cooperative sealing
engagement of the elastomeric layer and the optical pieces, wherein said elastomeric layer extends beyond and lips over the
periphery of said mounting surface.

US Pat. No. 9,276,739

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCRYPTING/DECRYPTING DATA

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A method of encrypting data comprising:
communicating, by at least one processor, with a biometric device configured to collect a noisy source of data;
obtaining, by the at least one processor, a noisy source of key information based at least partially on the noisy source of
data;

generating, by the at least one processor, a first key based at least partially on the noisy source of key information;
distributing, by the at least one processor, unique segments of the noisy source of key information across multiple encryption
keys such that at least one of the multiple encryption keys include a segment that is not present in other encryption keys
of the multiple encryption keys;

encoding, by the at least one processor, the data by distributing the data redundantly among a number of groups, each group
being associated with a respective encryption key of the multiple encryption keys; and

encrypting, by the at least one processor, each group by the respective associated encryption key.

US Pat. No. 9,258,873

SIGNAL AND POWER SUPPLY TRANSMISSION

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An integrated signal and power supply transmission arrangement (10) for a high voltage switch, comprising:
a supply board (12);

a main board (14);

an insulating plate (16);

at least one transformer arrangement (18); and

at least one signal transmission arrangement (20);

wherein the insulating plate is provided between the supply board and the main board;
wherein the at least one transformer arrangement is provided to supply electric energy to the driving circuit of a transistor,
which in turn feeds an X-ray source; and wherein the at least one transformer arrangement comprises a primary electric conductor
(22) arranged on the supply board to cause electromagnetic induction in a secondary electric conductor (24) arranged on the main board;

wherein the at least one signal transmission arrangement is adapted to transmit a signal (26) between the supply board and the main board; and wherein the at least one signal transmission arrangement comprises at least
a first optical signal transmission device (28) provided on the supply board, and a second optical signal transmission device (30) provided on the main board;

wherein the insulating plate is light-transmissive at least in the part between the first and second optical signal transmission
device; and

wherein the first and the second optical signal transmission devices are arranged in an optical connection path.

US Pat. No. 9,220,147

LUMINAIRE WITH A SENSOR THAT VARIES ITS ACTIVATION IN RESPONSE TO THE PRESENCE OR ABSENCE OF OBJECTS

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A luminaire comprising a light source, a sensor and a controller, the light source comprising a first LED module for primarily
directing light towards a wide angle lens, and a second LED module for primarily directing light towards a narrow angle lens,
wherein each LED module comprises one or more light emitting elements; wherein the narrow angle lens is arranged to direct
light emitted by the second LED module in a downward direction relative to the direction in which light emitted by the first
LED module is directed by the wide angle lens, the controller being configured to control the first and second LED modules
to modify a lighting parameter of the light source differently depending on whether the sensor detects movement of an object
towards, or away from, the light source, wherein, when the sensor detects that an object is moving away from the luminaire,
at least the first LED module is activated by the controller, and
wherein, when the sensor detects that an object is moving towards the luminaire, the first LED module is deactivated by the
controller and the second LED module is activated by the controller.

US Pat. No. 9,089,004

NETWORK WITH SUBNETS BEING CONNECTABLE VIA BRIDGE TERMINALS

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A method of connecting a first subnet and a second subnet of a communication network by means of a bridge terminal, wherein
the first subnet operates on a first frequency channel and the second subnet operates on a second frequency channel, the method
comprising:
signaling a switching operation and unavailability of the bridge terminal by sending a power management bit in a header of
a data frame to stations in either the first subnet or the second subnet which is not served by the bridge terminal after
the switching operation; and

switching the operation of the bridge terminal between an operation in the first subnet on the first frequency channel and
an operation in the second subnet on the second frequency channel, wherein the bridge terminal is unavailable for the first
subnet when it is operated in the second subnet, and wherein the bridge terminal is unavailable for the second subnet when
it is operated in the first subnet.

US Pat. No. 9,335,424

SPECTRAL PHOTON COUNTING DETECTOR

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
an integrator that produces at its output a pulse having a peak amplitude indicative of the energy of a detected photon;
a pulse maximum amplitude identifier that identifies the peak amplitude of the pulse;
first discharging circuitry that discharges the integrator at a first discharging speed; and
second discharging circuitry that discharges the integrator, in response to identifying the peak amplitude of the pulse, at
a second discharging speed, wherein the first discharging speed is less than the second discharging speed.

US Pat. No. 9,282,600

TRANSFORMERLESS RESONANT BOOST SUPPLY CIRCUIT

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A supply circuit comprising:
a bridge circuit comprising a first switch and a second switch, wherein each of the first and second switches has at least
a first terminal and a second terminal, and wherein said first switch and said second switch are connected in series by a
connection of said second terminal of said first switch with said first terminal of said second switch, and forming an interconnection
therebetween, and wherein said bridge circuit is coupled to a load circuit;

a resonant circuit, having a resonant capacitance and a resonant frequency, coupled at one end to a power source and coupled
at another end to the interconnection of the first and second switches of the bridge circuit, wherein the resonant circuit
is a series resonant circuit comprising an inductance and the resonant capacitance, wherein the resonant capacitance is divided
into a first partial capacitance and a second partial capacitance, the first and second partial capacitances each comprising
half of the resonant capacitance,

wherein the first partial capacitance comprises a first capacitor and a second capacitor coupled to an interconnection between
a first diode and the power source, and

wherein the second partial capacitance comprises the first capacitor and a third capacitor coupled to an interconnection between
a second diode and the power source;

the first diode being coupled in series with the first switch at the first terminal of the first switch, with reference to
the power source, and forming the interconnection between the first diode and said power source;

the second diode being coupled in series with the second switch at the second terminal of the second switch, with reference
to the power source, and forming the interconnection between the second diode and said power source; and

a control unit configured or programmed to:
move said first switch to an on position and move said second switch to an off position during a first time interval and a
second time interval, wherein said resonant circuit is configured to generate a first, negative sinusoidal half wave during
said first time interval and to generate a second, positive sinusoidal half wave during said second time interval;

move said first switch to an off position and move said second switch to an on position during a third time interval and a
fourth time interval, wherein said resonant circuit is configured to generate a third, positive sinusoidal half wave during
said third time interval and to generate a fourth, negative sinusoidal half wave during said fourth time interval; and

provide a maximum switching frequency of the bridge circuit, wherein the maximum switching frequency of the bridge circuit
is in a range from 10% to 50% of the resonant frequency of the resonant circuit, whereby resonant current is caused to flow
through the load circuit during the second and fourth time intervals, and whereby resonant current does not flow through the
load circuit during the first and third time intervals.

US Pat. No. 9,279,558

LUMINAIRE LENS ASSEMBLY HAVING A THERMAL COMPENSATION UNIT AND METHOD THEREOF

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A luminaire, comprising:
at least one elongated luminaire housing;
a plurality of lens segments extending through said at least one elongated luminaire housing, said lens segments having at
least one edge that is angled at a respective angle, wherein the angles of said at least one edge of adjacent lens segments
are supplementary angles;

at least one end constraint at one or more ends of said plurality of lens segments for inhibiting movement of at least one
segment of said plurality of lens segments in at least one direction; and

at least one temperature compensation unit disposed between the ends of said plurality of lens segments, said temperature
compensating unit having an arched metal shim and configured to move at least one lens segment of said plurality of lens segments
toward alignment.

US Pat. No. 9,272,109

CUSHION COUPLING ASSEMBLY

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A respiratory interface device comprising:
a frame member having a plurality of tabs spaced apart on a peripheral edge of the frame member and projecting outwardly therefrom;
and

a cushion device including a plurality of detents, each of the plurality of detents being spaced apart on a peripheral edge
of the cushion device and projecting forwardly from the peripheral edge of the cushion device, each of the plurality of detents
having an inside surface perpendicular to the peripheral edge of the cushion device, an outside surface perpendicular to the
peripheral edge of the cushion device and an opening formed therethrough, wherein each of the detents has a curved recessed
surface formed therein and located between the inside surface and the outside surface to thereby provide a guide to position
each of the plurality of tabs downward into the opening of a corresponding one of the plurality of detents, and wherein each
of the plurality of detents is positioned to engage with a corresponding one of the plurality of tabs to removably couple
the cushion device to the frame member.

US Pat. No. 9,168,013

BREAST DENSITY ASSESSMENT

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. An X-ray imaging system comprising: an X-ray image acquisition device with an X-ray source and an X-ray detector; a processing
unit; and an interface unit; wherein the X-ray image acquisition device is adapted to acquire first image data with first
image acquisition parameters; wherein the first image parameters are adapted to a first radiation spectrum of a dual energy
mode; and wherein the X-ray image acquisition device is adapted to perform the first image acquisition with a low X-ray dosage
of a pre-scan; and wherein the X-ray image acquisition device is adapted to acquire second image data with second image acquisition
parameters; wherein the second image parameters are adapted to a second radiation spectrum of the dual energy mode; and wherein
the X-ray image acquisition device is adapted to perform the second image acquisition with a higher X-ray dosage than the
first image acquisition, and wherein the second image acquisition is a mammography scan; wherein the processing unit is adapted
to perform a dual energy basis material decomposition based on the first and second image data to generate decomposed basis
material image data; and to derive a density information of the tissue structure of the region of interest from the decomposed
basis material image data; and wherein the interface unit is adapted to provide the density information to a user.

US Pat. No. 9,280,158

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GUIDING A ROBOT CLEANER ALONG A PATH

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A system, comprising:
a base station including a transmitter configured to transmit a guide signal into a guide signal reception field spatially
bounded by at least one boundary portion; and

a mobile robot including:
a drive system configured to drive the robot across a floor;
two mutually adjacently disposed guide signal sensors, each of said sensors configured to generate a reference signal that
reflects the sensor's reception of the guide signal; and

a controller operably connected to the drive system and the guide signal sensors, the controller configured to:
control the drive system to track the robot along the at least one boundary portion of the guide signal reception field back
to the base station based on said reference signals, wherein a first one of said guide signal sensors is positioned substantially
inside of the boundary portion of the guide signal reception field and a second one of said guide signal sensors is positioned
substantially outside of the boundary portion of the guide signal reception field.

US Pat. No. 9,265,909

ADJUSTABLE HEADGEAR

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An adjustable headgear assembly comprising:
a headgear member structured to fit over the crown and back portion of a human head, said headgear member having upper side
portions positionable at least one of above and forward of the ears of a human head and lower side portions positionable at
least one of below the ears of a human head and along the back portion of a human head;

a pair of upper retention members, one of said pair of upper retention members extending downwardly and forwardly from each
of said upper side portions; and

a pair of lower retention members, one of said pair of lower retention members extending forwardly and upwardly from each
of said lower side portions, wherein:

each upper retention member of said pair of upper retention members is positioned and structured to engage a respiratory interface
device in a manner which imparts an upward connecting force on the respiratory interface device in an upward direction, wherein
each lower retention member of said pair of lower retention members is positioned and structured to engage the respiratory
interface device in a manner which imparts a downward connecting force on the respiratory interface device in a downward direction
distinct from the upward direction,

one of the upper retention members comprises a first portion of a first cord-like unitary member and a corresponding one of
the lower retention members comprises a second portion of the first cord-like unitary member,

the other of the upper retention members comprises a first portion of a second cord-like unitary member, and a corresponding
one of the lower retention members comprises a second portion of the second cord-like unitary member, and

each unitary member includes (a) a first end coupled to one of the upper side portions, (b) an opposite second end coupled
to a corresponding one of the lower side portions, and (c) an intermediate portion disposed between the first end and the
opposite second end, said intermediate portion being structured to slidably engage a vertically extending portion of a respiratory
interface device along a vertical axis of the vertically extending portion.

US Pat. No. 9,175,214

LIGHTING DEVICE WITH LIGHT SOURCE AND WAVELENGTH CONVERTING ELEMENT

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A lighting device comprising:
a light source arranged to emit light with a primary wavelength, and
a wavelength converting element arranged to convert at least part of the light with the primary wavelength into light with
a secondary wavelength, the element comprising a phosphor with a metal-ion activator which is excitable via a partially forbidden
electronic transition, said phosphor being compounded with a polymer, the phosphor and the polymer being chosen such that
the difference in their refractive index is smaller than 0.1,

wherein the phosphor comprises a Mn(IV)-activated fluoride compound,
wherein the Mn(IV)-activated fluoride compound comprises Na3Li3Al2F12:Mn(IV).

US Pat. No. 9,055,919

SPECTRAL IMAGING

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A method, comprising:
performing a perfusion imaging procedure with a computed tomography scanner while concurrently modulating administration of
at least two different contrast agents to a same vessel of a subject during the imaging procedure based on a modulation profile,
wherein the at least two different contrast agents exhibit different spectral characteristics;

generating time series perfusion volumetric image data indicative of the at least two different contrast agents;
performing a spectral decomposition of the time series perfusion volumetric image;
determining concentrations of the at least two different contrast agents for an image of the time series perfusion volumetric
image data based on the spectral decomposition;

determining a ratio of the concentrations;
mapping the ration of the concentrations to a time of the ratio in the modulation profile at which the at least two different
contrast agents were administered with the ratio in the modulation profile; and

determining a perfusion parameter based on the mapping time between the ratio of the concentrations and the modulation profile.

US Pat. No. 9,279,565

LAMP

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A lamp comprising,
a one piece envelope mounted on a base,an internal structure arranged within the envelope, the internal structure comprising a stem extending from the base, a solid
state light source arranged on the stem, and a screen obscuring at least a portion of light emitted from the solid state light
source such that light emitted from the solid state light source is diffused by the screen,
wherein the stem is arranged to support the screen,
wherein the screen is arranged such that the screen is capable of being passable through a base opening of the envelope and
an un-collapsed state such that the screen is impassable through the base opening of the envelope.

US Pat. No. 9,247,844

INFUSION UNIT WITH VARIABLE VOLUME INFUSION CHAMBER

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An infusion unit for production of hot beverages by extraction of a product charged into an infusion chamber using pressurized
hot water, comprising said infusion chamber, wherein said infusion chamber comprises:
a yielding wall configured to take a position by adjusting a volume of the infusion chamber according to an amount of product
contained in said infusion chamber when the infusion chamber is closed;

a variable volume chamber filled with a liquid and connected to said yielding wall, so that a volume of the variable volume
chamber filled with the liquid varies according to the position taken by said yielding wall when the infusion chamber is closed;
and

a closing member configured to prevent liquid flow from and in said variable volume chamber filled with the liquid when the
position of the yielding wall is locked, the position of the yielding wall being locked when the infusion chamber is closed,

wherein said variable volume chamber filled with the liquid is in fluid communication with a flow passage from which said
liquid can exit from said variable volume chamber, said closing member being provided on said flow passage, and

wherein said variable volume chamber filled with the liquid is in fluid communication through said flow passage with a collection
container, wherein said collection container allows storing a larger or smaller amount of liquid according to the volume of
the variable volume chamber filled with the liquid when the infusion chamber is closed.

US Pat. No. 9,114,219

INSUFFLATING-EXSUFFLATING SYSTEM

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A system to extract secretions from the airway of a subject, the system comprising:
(a) a circuit to control the pressure at the airway of a subject by generating a flow of gas having a controlled pressure
that is delivered to the airway of the subject by an airway interface that communicates the circuit with the airway of the
subject; and

(b) a processor to control the circuit such that the flows of gas generated by the circuit move secretions up the airway of
the subject by:

(1) use of a secretion loosening module for fluctuating the pressure in the airway of the subject up and down between positive
and negative pressures for a plurality of loosening cycles such that the fluctuation of the pressure in the airway of the
subject during the loosening cycles loosens secretions in the airway of the subject without moving the secretions up the airway
of the subject, followed by

(2) use of an inexsufflation module for fluctuating the pressure in the airway of the subject up and down for one or more
insufflation-exsufflation cycles such that a given insufflation-exsufflation cycle insufflates and exsufflates the subject,
thereby moving secretions up the airway of the subject.

US Pat. No. 9,426,866

LIGHTING SYSTEM WITH LIGHTING DIMMER OUTPUT MAPPING

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A method for mapping dimming output signal values of a lighting dimmer using a predetermined lighting output function and
driving a light source in response to mapped digital data, the method comprising:
receiving a dimmer output signal;
detecting duty cycles of the dimmer output signal;
converting the duty cycles of the dimmer output signal into digital data representing the detected duty cycles, wherein the
digital data correlates to dimming levels;

mapping the digital data to light source control signals using the predetermined lighting output function; and
generating the light source control signals to control operation of the light source.

US Pat. No. 9,351,071

AUDIO SOURCE POSITION ESTIMATION

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An apparatus for determining a position estimate for an audio source, the apparatus comprising:
a first microphone for generating a first microphone signal;
a second microphone for generating a second microphone signal;
an acoustic element providing an acoustic effect to sound from sound source positions to the first microphone, the acoustic
effect being asymmetric with respect to an axis between the first and the second microphones;

a position processor comprising:
a first position circuit for estimating a first possible position and a second possible position for a sound source in response
to time of arrivals at the first microphone and the second microphone for audio from the sound source, the first possible
position being a position in a first area on one side of the axis and the second possible position being a position in a second
area on an opposite side of the axis;

an estimator for determining a first acoustic effect measure for the first microphone signal, the first acoustic effect measure
being indicative of a degree to which an acoustic effect of the first microphone signal matches an expected characteristic
of the acoustic effect for sound sources in the first area;

a second position circuit for determining the position estimate for the sound source by selecting between the first possible
position and the second possible position in response to the first acoustic effect measure.

US Pat. No. 9,318,672

LEADFRAME LED LIGHTING ASSEMBLY

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A lighting assembly including:
a leadframe stamped out of a metal sheet material, the leadframe comprising at least a first leadframe part and a second leadframe
part having a separation between them, wherein:

the first leadframe part comprises:
a first flat portion;
a first inclined section bent at a first edge; and
a second inclined section bent at a second edge opposite the first edge, the first and the second inclined sections being
longitudinally offset from each other; and

the second leadframe part comprises:
a second flat portion;
a third inclined section bent at the first edge and located opposite the second inclined section of the first leadframe part;
and

a fourth inclined section bent at the second edge, the third and the fourth inclined sections being longitudinally offset
from each other;

a plurality of spaced LED elements fixed to the leadframe and bridging the first leadframe part and the second leadframe part,
each of the plurality of spaced LED elements comprising a packaging with at least a first contact tab and a second contact
tab wherein the first contact tab comprises a contact surface arranged on and connected to the first flat portion, and wherein
the second contact tab comprises a contact surface arranged on and connected to the second flat portion;

wherein the plurality of spaced LED elements forms the only electrical connection between said first leadframe part and said
second leadframe part;

wherein the plurality of spaced LED elements is disposed to emit light when operated; and
wherein the first, the second, the third, and the fourth inclined sections form light direction sections including reflective
surfaces arranged to reflect light emitted from the plurality of spaced LED elements.

US Pat. No. 9,288,872

CONTROL DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING A LIGHTING EFFECT

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. Control device for controlling at least one lighting effect of at least one lighting element of a plurality of interconnected
lighting elements,
wherein the control device comprises at least one attachment part, and wherein the control device is arranged to be connected
to a lighting element chosen from any of the plurality of interconnected lighting elements by means of said at least one attachment
part,

wherein the control device, when it is connected to said lighting element, is arranged to control said at least one lighting
effect of at least one lighting element of the plurality of interconnected lighting elements, wherein said at least one lighting
effect is dependent on the position of the control device connected to said lighting element, and

wherein the control device incorporates at least one of the group of: a radio receiver, a television receiver, and a connection
to the Internet.

US Pat. No. 9,278,184

PRESSURE SUPPORT SYSTEM WITH INDUCTIVE TUBING

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A pressure support system comprising:
(a) a gas flow generating system comprising:
(1) a gas source,
(2) a controller, and
(3) a first inductive coil operatively coupled to the controller;
(b) a patient interface device comprising:
(1) an input element operatively coupled to the patient interface device, and
(2) a second inductive coil operatively coupled to the input element and disposed on the patient interface device; and
(c) a tubing disposed between the gas flow generating system controller and the patient interface device, the tubing being
structured to carry a flow of air or gas from the gas source to the patient interface device, the tubing comprising a first
end structured to couple with the gas source, a second end structured to couple with the controller, an elongated tube attached
between the first end and the second end and having an elongated length between the gas flow generating system controller
and the patient interface device, and a third inductive coil coupled to the elongated tube along the elongated length and
wound about the first end, the second end, and the elongated tube, the tubing being structured to inductively couple power
or a signal between the first inductive coil of the gas flow generating system controller and the second inductive coil of
the patient interface device.

US Pat. No. 9,277,979

DENTAL POSITION TRACKING SYSTEM FOR A TOOTHBRUSH

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A dental zone tracking system for a toothbrush which compensates for head movement during brushing, comprising:
a toothbrush which includes a system (20) for determining the orientation of the toothbrush during brushing by a user;

stored target information (22) for toothbrush orientation for each of a plurality of selected dental zones;

a processing system (24) for comparing the toothbrush orientation information with the target orientation information, once the toothbrush orientation
information and the target orientation information are both in the same coordinate system and for determining which, if any,
target information matches, within a selected tolerance, the toothbrush orientation information;

a compensation system (24) which produces adjusted target information for the dental zones based on differences between the toothbrush orientation
information and previous target information, wherein the compensation system includes using a pre-selected initial dental
zone being brushed to determine an initial head orientation information and wherein the head orientation information is updated
by determining the difference between the toothbrush orientation information and the target range orientation information
at time intervals; and

a feedback system (28) responsive to the processing system for communicating brushing information to the user concerning brushing in the selected
dental zones.

US Pat. No. 9,276,714

METHOD FOR SIGNALLING A PRECODING IN A COOPERATIVE BEAMFORMING TRANSMISSION MODE

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A mobile terminal communicating in a communication system with at least a first station and a second station, the mobile
terminal comprising:
a processor configured to:
select a first index associated with a first codebook containing at least one precoding scheme associated with communication
with the first station; and

select a second index from a second codebook containing at least one second precoding scheme associated with communication
with the second station, wherein the second index is associated with the selected first index; and

a transmitter configured to transmit the first index to the first station.

US Pat. No. 9,250,470

ILLUMINATION SYSTEM WITH REMOTE PHOSPHOR LAYER AND/OR SCATTERING LAYER

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An illumination system comprising:
an array of light sources and a remote phosphor layer and scattering layer arranged between the array of light sources and
a light output window for emitting the light from the light sources, wherein a majority of the array of light sources are
made to and include a first standard comprising a first light emission characteristic,

at least one light source of the array of light sources comprising a light emission characteristic different from the majority
of the array of light sources with the first light emission characteristic,

the remote phosphor layer and scattering layer being arranged at a distance from the array of light sources, the remote phosphor
layer comprising luminescent material arranged for converting at least a part of the light emitted by the light sources into
light of a different color, the scattering layer comprising scattering structures and/or scattering material arranged for
scattering at least a part of the light emitted by the light sources, the luminescent material being distributed across the
remote phosphor layer and the scattering structures and/or scattering material being distributed across the scattering layer
in a different manner directly between the at least one light source and the light output window as compared to between the
majority of the array of light sources with the first light emission characteristic and the light output window based on a
determination of a distribution of the luminescent material and the scattering structures and/or scattering material required
for compensating at least partially the difference in light emission characteristic of the at least one light source.

US Pat. No. 9,065,429

SEMICONDUCTOR SWITCH WITH RELIABLE BLACKOUT BEHAVIOR AND LOW CONTROL POWER

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A switching apparatus for connecting/disconnecting electrical devices to/from a power grid in response to mains interruptions,
the apparatus coupled to the power grid via at least one input terminal, the apparatus comprising:
a bidirectional semiconductor switch;
an isolation circuit for isolating the apparatus from a control circuit;
a bias supply for generating a floating auxiliary voltage using at least one capacitor; and
an On/Off controller powered by the floating auxiliary voltage, wherein the On/Off controller is configured to output a control
voltage received by the bidirectional semiconductor switch, turning on the bidirectional switch, in response to an appearance
of a supply voltage derived from the mains and supplied via the bias supply circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,504,130

SETTINGS FOR LIGHT LOADS CONNECTED TO BUS

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A device for selecting a setting for one or more illuminating light loads connected to a bus, the device comprising
a controller configured to run a calculation and define, through a control of a power converter connected to the bus, in response
to a calculation result, a direct current voltage signal for the bus, wherein in said calculation said controller calculates
the value of the direct current voltage signal to be equal to or slightly larger than a maximum voltage amplitude of the one
or more illuminating light loads, or calculates the value of the voltage signal for which an overall efficiency of the one
or more illuminating light loads is maximal, or for which the total power consumption of the one or more illuminating light
loads is minimal; and

a power detector configured to detect a change in a total power consumption of the one or more illuminating light loads and
in response to a detection of the change informing the controller to run the calculation again.

US Pat. No. 9,474,151

ELECTRONIC TEXTILE WITH MEANS FOR FACILITATING WASTE SORTING

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. An electronic textile comprising:
an electronic structure including conductive wires being at least partly spaced apart from each other and one or more electronic
components connected to the conductive wires, wherein one or more gaps are formed in the electronic structure between the
at least partly spaced apart conductive wires, and

a fabric structure including two fabric portions,
wherein the electronic structure is between the two fabric portions, and
wherein the two fabric portions are joined together according to a bonding pattern including bonding segments, the bonding
segments being arranged in one or more of the gaps of the electronic structure such that the electronic structure is held
in place in the fabric structure by the bonding pattern, wherein a bonding strength of the bonding segments is weaker than
a tear strength of the fabric portions.

US Pat. No. 9,417,299

USING MEMRISTOR DEVICES AS SWITCHES FOR MRI RF COILS

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A radiofrequency (RF) coil assembly configured for use in a magnetic resonance system, including:
a preamplifier;
a transmit radiofrequency coil;
a receive radiofrequency coil; and
a memory resistive element which retains a selected resistive state after a control signal is removed, wherein the memory
resistive element functions as a switch and is connected between the receive radiofrequency coil and the pre-amplifier of
the magnetic resonance system.

US Pat. No. 9,386,643

VISIBLE LIGHT COMMUNICATIONS USING A REMOTE CONTROL

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A remote control unit for controlling a set of lighting devices, comprising:
a processing unit arranged to determine one or more properties of signals for visible light communications, based on current
settings of an image capturing unit, wherein said current settings relate to a current exposure time indication of said image
capturing unit; and

a transmitter arranged to transmit a control signal pertaining to said properties to said set of lighting devices,
wherein said properties relate to main frequency characteristics of said signals, and wherein said processing unit is arranged
to determine said main frequency characteristics to be inside the main lobe or a side lobe of a frequency representation of
said exposure time indication.

US Pat. No. 9,356,888

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTING MEANINGFUL CLINICAL ALERTS

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A messaging system for routing clinical messages, said messaging system comprising:
an event handler comprising:
a memory with executable instructions stored thereon; and
a processor configured to access said memory to execute said instructions and to:
receive one or more inbound messages, including one or more worklist items, from one or more event sources;
store the worklist items in an event database; and,
generate and communicate outbound messages for one or more worklist items in the event database that need to be acted upon,
as determined by one or more rules; and

a standardized protocol to represent the inbound messages and the outbound messages;
wherein the event handler verifies and/or modifies the worklist items of the inbound messages using one or more rules, wherein
the rules are based on one or more of hospital policies, target settings, properties of the inbound messages, on-call status,
worklists, and workflows.

US Pat. No. 9,336,612

CONTRAST-DEPENDENT RESOLUTION IMAGE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A method for processing one or more reconstructed images, comprising:
receiving a first reconstructed image having a first image resolution;
receiving a second reconstructed image having a second image resolution, wherein the first resolution is greater than the
second resolution;

generating a gradient map based at least on the second reconstructed image;
transforming the gradient map with a function that ensures smooth weighting transitions;
generating a weighting function based on the transformed gradient map; and
generating a contrast-dependent resolution image by combining, based on the weighting function, the first and second reconstructed
images into a single image so that the first reconstructed image contributes to a greater degree to the contrast-dependent
resolution image for higher contrasts regions of the images and the second reconstructed image contributes to a greater degree
to the contrast-dependent resolution image for lower contrasts regions of the images.

US Pat. No. 9,318,518

PHOTON COUNTING DETECTOR PIXEL HAVING AN ANODE INCLUDING TWO OR MORE ALTERNATIVELY SELECTABLE AND SEPARATE SUB-ANODES

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An imaging system, comprising:
a radiation source that emits x-ray radiation that traverses an examination region;
a detector array with a plurality of photon counting detector pixels that detect x-ray radiation traversing the examination
region and respectively generate a signal indicative of the detected x-ray radiation, a photon counting detector pixel, comprising:

a direct conversion layer having a first radiation receiving side and second opposing side;
a cathode affixed to and covering all of or a substantial portion of the first side;
an anode affixed to a centrally located region of the second side, wherein the anode includes at least two sub-anodes; and
a metallization affixed to the second side, surrounding the anode with a gap between the anode and the metallization;
a substrate having at least two bonding pads, one for each of the at least two sub-anodes, wherein each of the at least two
bonding pads is physically and electrically coupled to a different one of the at least two sub-anodes;

processing electronics;
switching electronics configured to alternatively electrically couple only a single one of the at least two bonding pads to
the processing electronics; and

a reconstructor that reconstructs the signal to generate volumetric image data indicative of the examination region.

US Pat. No. 9,267,671

RELEASABLE OPTICAL ELEMENT

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. An optical element for releasable connection to a lighting module, said optical element comprising;
an outer member having a cylindrical portion, said cylindrical portion having a shoulder portion extending towards a central
axis of said cylindrical portion;

an inner member having a cylindrical portion at least partially arranged within said cylindrical portion of said outer member;
wherein said optical element further comprises at least one deformable member arranged within said cylindrical portion of
said outer element adjacent to said shoulder; and

at least one of said inner and said outer member comprising an optical member for modifying light emitted from said lighting
module;

wherein said inner member is movable in an axial direction in relation to said outer member to compress said deformable member
between a base surface of said cylindrical portion of said inner member and said shoulder portion of said cylindrical portion
of said outer member; and

to expand said deformable member in a direction perpendicular to the axial direction such that the outer member is releasably
connected to the inner member through a friction between deformable member and the inner member.

US Pat. No. 9,357,485

METHOD FOR DETERMINING AN OPERATIONAL CHANNEL IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK, ENERGY-RESTRICTED DEVICE AND PROXY DEVICE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. Method for determining an operational radio channel out of a set C of radio channels, of a communication network, said
communication network comprising at least two potential proxies for an energy-restricted device to join the network, the method
comprising the following steps:
attempting, by the energy restricted device, to join the network,
transmitting in MAC broadcast, by the energy-restricted device for each attempt, a beacon message on a channel ci of the set C, and switches to receiving mode on channel listen(c), wherein listen is an arithmetical function, from C to C,
wherein the next channel on which the energy-restricted device will transmit the next beacon message for the next attempt
i+1 is ci+1=succ(ci), wherein succ is arithmetical function, from C to C;

receiving, by at least one of the proxies, a first beacon message sent on the operational radio channel c_op, the proxies
determining at least one temporary master device among the set of proxies,

switching the temporary master device's radio receiver to channel succm(c_op),m being a non-zero positive integer; wherein succm denotes that the function succ is applied m times, such that succm(c)=succ(succm?1(c)),

transmitting, by the energy-restricted device, a further beacon message on radio channel succm(c_op) and switching to receiving mode on channel listen(succm(c_op)),

receiving, by the temporary master device, a receipt of the further beacon message, and transmitting by the temporary master
device a response on a channel listen(succm(c_op)),

receiving, by the energy-restricted device, the beacon response on a channel listen(succm(c_op)), determining that c_op is the operational channel.

US Pat. No. 9,354,332

DETECTOR ARRAY WITH TIME-TO-DIGITAL CONVERSION HAVING IMPROVED TEMPORAL ACCURACY

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A method comprising:
(i) synchronizing a first time-to-digital converter (TDC) with a common clock signal;
(ii) synchronizing a second TDC with the common clock signal wherein the synchronizing operations (i) and (ii) determine a
fixed time offset of the second TDC respective to the first TDC as the period of the common clock signal or as a fixed fraction
or multiple of the period of the common clock signal;

detecting an event;
generating a trigger signal associated with the detection of the event;
generating a first time stamp for the trigger signal by measuring a first time interval using the first TDC and transforming
the first time interval into the first time stamp using a first transform operation including multiplying by a multiplication
factor;

generating a second time stamp for the trigger signal by measuring a second time interval using the second TDC and transforming
the second time interval into the second time stamp using a second transform operation including multiplying by the multiplication
factor;

associating a time stamp with the event based on the first time stamp and the second time stamp; and
increasing or decreasing the multiplication factor to reduce any difference between (1) the time difference between the second
time stamp and the first time stamp and (2) the fixed time offset.

US Pat. No. 9,301,378

PHOTON COUNTING DETECTOR

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An imaging system, comprising:
a detector array, which includes a plurality of direct conversion detector pixels, that detects radiation traversing an examination
region of the imaging system and generates a signal indicative of the detected radiation;

a pulse shaper configured to alternatively process the signal indicative of detected radiation generated by the detector array
or a set of test pulses having different and known heights that correspond to different and known energy levels and to generate
output pulses having heights indicative of the energy of the processed detected radiation or set of test pulses; and

thresholds adjuster configured to analyze the heights of the output pulses corresponding to the set of test pulses in connection
with the heights of set of test pulses and a set of predetermined fixed energy thresholds and generate a threshold adjustment
signal indicative of a baseline shift based on a result of the analysis.

US Pat. No. 9,491,827

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING LIGHTING

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A method of associating a user interface element with at least one light source, comprising:
identifying presence of a user interface element over one or more covered LEDs of a plurality of LEDs;
associating the user interface element with control of controlled LEDs of the LEDs based on the presence identification of
the user interface element;

identifying at least one lighting control property of the user interface element, wherein the identifying at least the lighting
control property of the user interface element is based on sensing of at least one physical characteristic of the user interface
element via at least one of the covered LEDs;

identifying a user interaction with the user interface element; and
adjusting at least one property of the controlled LEDs in response to the user interaction with the user interface element,
wherein the adjusting of the controlled LEDs is based on the lighting control property of the user interface element;

wherein the user interface element is attachable over the covered LEDS.

US Pat. No. 9,445,435

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DATA IN A WIRELESS NETWORK, AND WIRELESS NETWORK THEREFOR

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A method for transmitting data from a resource-constrained transmitter to a receiver in a wireless network, comprising:
sending a channel request message to the receiver, the channel request message requesting the receiver to determine an available
communication channel,

listening for the channel request message by the receiver during periodic predetermined slots,
in response to the channel request message, the receiver determining communication channel availability based on sensing the
wireless network during a sensing slot and then broadcasting channel information associated with at least one channel,

the transmitter listening to the channel information and then transmitting data on the at least one channel, and
the receiver going into a power saving mode when the channel request message is not received during one of the periodic predetermined
slots.

US Pat. No. 9,426,861

DRIVER CIRCUIT BETWEEN ELECTROMAGNETIC BALLAST AND LED

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A device, comprising:
a rectifier bridge with an input for exchanging a first current signal with an electromagnetic ballast and with an output
for providing a second current signal to a light circuit comprising one or more light emitting diodes, the rectifier bridge
comprising four first diode elements, and

a protection circuit for protecting the electromagnetic ballast against one or more parameters of the first current signal
obtaining a value larger than a threshold value,

wherein the one or more parameters comprise a direct-current component of the first current signal, the protection circuit
comprising four second diode elements,

wherein respective first diode elements are serially coupled to respective second diode elements.

US Pat. No. 9,301,347

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING MAXIMUM OUTPUT DRIVE VOLTAGE OF SOLID STATE LIGHTING DEVICE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A programmable driver for driving a solid state lighting device, the driver comprising:
a processing circuit configured to determine a voltage reference signal (Vref) based on a nominal current setting and a predetermined
power limit;

a voltage feedback loop configured to receive the voltage reference signal and to generate a voltage feedback signal comprising
a difference between a reference voltage indicated by the voltage reference signal and a drive voltage of the solid state
lighting device;

a current feedback loop configured to determine a generate a current feedback signal comprising a difference between a reference
current and a drive current of the solid state lighting device; and

a power stage configured to adjust a maximum output voltage of the driver to enable driving the solid state lighting device
based at least in part on the voltage feedback signal when the voltage feedback signal has a higher level than the current
feedback signal, wherein

the predetermined power limit indicates a maximum output power the power stage is able to deliver.

US Pat. No. 9,189,941

STEPPED ALARM METHOD FOR PATIENT MONITORS

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A system for generating patient alarms using a stepped alarm scheme, said system comprising:
one or more processors programmed to:
receive physiological scores and/or physiological parameter values;
compare the physiological scores and/or the physiological parameter values to a plurality of alarm levels;
in response to a physiological score and/or physiological parameter value falling within an uninhibited zone of the alarm
levels, issue an alarm; and,

set a first inhibition period for the uninhibited alarm level after issuing the alarm, wherein an inhibition period is a period
during which one or more corresponding alarm levels are inhibited from triggering an alarm, characterized in that the physiological
score and/or physiological parameter value includes a vital signs index (VIX) value calculated from the physiological parameter
values using a predictive model of stability of a physiological condition.

US Pat. No. 9,098,906

GENERATION OF HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE IMAGES FROM LOW DYNAMIC RANGE IMAGES IN MULTIVIEW VIDEO CODING

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An encoding apparatus for encoding first and second views of a high dynamic range (HDR) image, the apparatus comprising:
first and second receivers configured to receive the first and second views;
a first view predictor configured to predict the first view by automatically generating a mapping function in response to
an input from a low dynamic range (LDR) representation of the first view and a corresponding reference HDR image, and the
automatically generated mapping function that is also applicable for use in predicting the first view of consecutive HDR images
of a same scene; and

a second view predictor configured to predict the second view from at least one of the first view, an LDR representation of
the second view, and an LDR representation of the first view.

US Pat. No. 9,084,528

PHASE CONTRAST IMAGING

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A device for phase contrast imaging of an object, the device comprising:
first, second, and third independently movable sliders;
a source connected to the first slider and configured to issue an X-ray beam having an optical axis for producing absorption-based
and phase contrast images;

a detector connected to the second slider and configured to detect the X-ray beam; and
a grating arrangement including a plurality of gratings connected to the third slider between the object and the source and
between the object and the detector for moving out of the optical axis of the X-ray beam to produce the absorption-based images,
and within the optical axis of the X-ray beam to produce phase contrast images;

an input device configured to select a region-of-interest within the absorption-based image;
a variable aperture configured to adapt a field-of-view of the X-ray beam to the region-of-interest on the phase contrast
images.

US Pat. No. 10,021,746

LED LIGHTING CIRCUIT WITH CONTROLLABLE LED MATRIX

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. Circuit for operating LED lighting devices, comprising:a lighting circuit comprising at least a first lighting circuit terminal and a second lighting circuit terminal, and a first and a second LED lighting device electrically connected in series between said first and second lighting circuit terminals;
a third lighting circuit terminal connected between said first and second LED lighting devices;
a power supply with a first and second power supply terminal for delivering electrical power to said LED lighting devices;
a switching circuit comprising at least a first and second switching element,
wherein said first switching element is connected between said first power supply terminal and said first lighting circuit terminal, and wherein said second switching element is connected between said first power supply terminal and said third lighting circuit terminal; and
a control circuit controlling the switching circuit, the control circuit being configured to individually activate at least one of the first and second LED lighting devices independent from the activation of the other one of the first and second LED lighting devices, said control circuit comprising a logic circuit configured to receive at least a first input signal and a second input signal for controlling said first LED lighting device and said second LED lighting device.

US Pat. No. 9,497,839

BOOSTING/BLANKING THE FILAMENT CURRENT OF AN X-RAY TUBE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A boosting/blanking method comprising the steps of:
a) measuring temporal variation of a tube current of an X-ray tube during boost;
b) storing the temporal variation in a first memory;
c) applying a boosting/blanking current to a filament of a cathode of the X-ray tube for a short time interval;
d.1) determining, based on the stored temporal variation, the tube current after the short time interval;
d.2) determining, based on the stored temporal variation, whether the tube current after the short term interval is less than
a target value; and

d.3) if the tube current after the short term interval is determined to be less than said target value, returning to step
c);

wherein if, instead, the tube current after the short term interval is determined not to be less than said target value, returning
to step c) is not performed.

US Pat. No. 9,333,140

BED APPARATUS HAVING MOVABLE HEATER ASSEMBLY

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A bed apparatus comprising:
a support;
a bed disposed on the support and movable about a pivot axis among a plurality of bed positions; and
a radiant heater assembly movable about the pivot axis among a plurality of heater positions, the radiant heater assembly
in a first heater position being oriented to face toward the bed in a first bed position, the radiant heater assembly in a
second heater position being oriented to face toward the bed in a second bed position; wherein

the support comprises a strut that extends between and above the bed and below the radiant heater assembly and wherein the
strut pivots about the pivot axis.

US Pat. No. 9,967,961

SIMULATED SPATIAL LIVE VIEWING OF AN OBJECT FROM VARIABLE VIEW-POINTS

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An X-ray tube for viewing of an object, comprising:a cathode arrangement;
an anode; and
a controller configured to control the cathode arrangement and the anode to generate an electron beam from the cathode arrangement towards a target area of the anode to generate X-ray radiation by electrons impinging on the target area,
wherein the controller is further configured to control the electron beam such that the electrons hit the anode at a moving focal spot and to provide a movement of the moving focal spot at least in a first moving direction transverse to a viewing direction, and wherein the anode includes a continuous inclined surface for providing different heights for positions of the moving focal spot, wherein the continuous inclined surface has a continuously changing inclination along a direction of the continuously changing inclination of the continuous inclined surface between inner and outer parts of the anode.

US Pat. No. 9,392,903

DEVICE FOR FROTHING A LIQUID

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A device for frothing a liquid, comprising:
a chamber comprising a single input supply tube for supplying the liquid to be frothed, air and a frothing gas, the supply
tube comprising an internal space and an open side serving as an inlet of the open space, thereby allowing access to the internal
space from an outlet nozzle of a liquid supply unit supplying the liquid to be a frothed, the frothing gas, and air drawn
into the internal space across a free space separating the internal space of the outlet nozzle of the liquid supply unit and
the internal space of the supply tube, wherein the air is drawn into the supply tube across the free space under the influence
of a jet stream of the mixture of the liquid to be frothed and the frothing gas, and

a substantially round outlet tube provided at the bottom of the chamber, the outlet tube being arranged for letting out a
mixture of the liquid and the frothing gas, and for letting out excess frothing gas,

wherein the chamber is cylinder-shaped,
wherein the supply tube has a tangential arrangement with respect to the chamber and is provided at a height (h) from the
bottom of the chamber,

wherein the ratio of the value of the height (h) of the supply tube and the height (H) of the chamber is in a range between
0.2 to 0.7, and

wherein the ratio of the value of the diameter of the outlet tube (d) and the value of the diameter (D) of the chamber is
in a range of 0.6 to 0.95,

wherein the outlet tube is constituted by a central portion for letting out excess frothing gas and a non-central portion
for letting out the mixture of the liquid and the frothing gas, the non-central portion circumscribing the central portion.

US Pat. No. 9,333,657

SAFETY RAZOR APPARATUS HAVING A PIVOTABLE GRIP PORTION

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

3. A safety razor apparatus comprising:
a blade assembly comprising:
two guiding members, each having a surface for abutting against a skin,
one or more blades located between said two guiding members, wherein a cutting edge of each blade and said surfaces are positioned
substantially in one plane, and

a plurality of recesses, each recess disposed at a different location and extending parallel to said cutting edge of each
blade, said recesses extending alongside one another and opening in the same direction; and

a grip portion including a pin, the grip portion pivotal relative to said blade assembly about the pin, wherein the pin engages
one of said plurality of recesses.

US Pat. No. 9,297,643

DISTANCE ESTIMATION USING SPLIT BEAM LUMINAIRE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A method for determining a distance from a sensor to a luminaire, the luminaire comprising at least a first light source
configured to emit a first light beam adapted to illuminate a predefined area and a second light source configured to emit
a second light beam adapted to illuminate a background area surrounding the predefined area, the sensor being configured to
detect at least a back-reflected first light beam and a back-reflected second light beam, the method comprising:
determining the distance from the sensor to the luminaire based, at least partially, on a comparison of information indicative
of a first signal strength of the detected back-reflected first light beam and information indicative of a second signal strength
of the detected back-reflected second light beam.

US Pat. No. 9,298,169

WAKE-UP APPLIANCE WITH SNOOZE FUNCTION

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. Wake-up appliance comprising:
an alarm device for generating an alarm signal;
a control device for controlling the operation of the alarm device, the control device having a snooze input for receiving
a user input signal;

at least one controllable light-generating device controlled by the control device, wherein said light-generating device is
capable of generating light within at least a blue range of the light spectrum;

wherein the control device is capable of operating in an alarm state and in a snooze state;
wherein the control device is designed to activate, when operating in the alarm state, the alarm device to produce the alarm
signal;

wherein the control device is designed to make a transition, in response to receiving a user input signal at its snooze input,
to the snooze state and control the alarm device to stop the alarm signal or reduce the signal intensity of the alarm signal,
then wait for a predetermined snooze interval, and subsequently make a transition back to the alarm state and re-activate
the alarm device; and

wherein the control device is designed to control, in response to receiving the user input signal at its snooze input, the
light-generating device to increase the light intensity in at least part of said blue range;

wherein said light-generating device comprises at least one first light source capable of generating output light having a
spectrum that is non-zero within at least one sub-range within said blue range of the light spectrum;

wherein the control device is designed to increase the light intensity of said at least one first light source in at least
part of the blue range of the light spectrum each time the control device receives the user input signal and otherwise remains
constant; and

wherein said light-generating device further comprises at least one second light source controlled by the control device independently
of said at least one first light source.

US Pat. No. 9,273,843

LED FRONT LIGHTING ARRANGEMENT

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. Lighting arrangement comprising:
at least one LED lighting element having a primary optic arrangement for emitting light,
at least one collimator for forming an emission pattern of said emitted light,
and a secondary optic arrangement for projecting said emission pattern,
wherein said collimator comprises:
a cutoff reflector surface with a front edge and a back edge, said back edge being located adjacent to said LED lighting element,
and said front edge being spaced therefrom in a depth direction (X, A), said front edge being arranged as a shielding edge
forming a light/dark cutoff in said emission pattern,

and first and second lateral reflector surfaces arranged opposite to each other adjacent to said LED lighting element which
flare out from an area nearest the LED lighting element,

wherein said front edge of said cutoff reflector surface is arranged between the primary optic arrangement and the secondary
optic arrangement at least substantially within a focal area of said secondary optic arrangement at a distance from the secondary
optic arrangement that substantially corresponds to a focal distance of the secondary optic arrangement,

wherein said first and second lateral reflector surfaces extend further into said depth direction (X, A) than said cutoff
reflector surface, and beyond the focal area of the secondary optic arrangement, such that the resulting emission pattern
has no sharp light/dark cutoff in lateral direction, and

wherein said first and second lateral reflector surfaces have an S shape, with smooth transitions between angles, in cross-sectional
view with at least a first angle portion that forms a first opening angle with a central geometrical axis (A) and a second
angle portion that forms a second opening angle with the central geometrical axis (A), wherein said first angle portion is
arranged closer to said LED lighting element than said second angle portion, and wherein said first opening angle is larger
than said second opening angle.

US Pat. No. 9,070,358

PARAMETRIC ENCODING AND DECODING

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A decoder for generating a multi-channel audio signal, the decoder comprising:
a first receiver for receiving a down-mix signal being a combination of at least a first channel signal weighted by a first
weight and a second channel signal weighted by a second weight, the first weight and the second weight having different amplitudes
for at least some time-frequency intervals;

a second receiver for receiving up-mix parametric data characterizing a relationship between the first channel signal and
the second channel signal;

a circuit for generating a first weight estimate for the first weight and a second weight estimate for the second weight from
the up-mix parametric data; and

an up-mixer for generating the multi-channel audio signal by up-mixing the down-mix signal in response to the up-mix parametric
data, the first weight estimate and the second weight estimate, the up-mixing being dependent on an amplitude of at least
one of the first weight estimate and the second weight estimate,

wherein the up-mix parametric data comprises an accuracy indication for a relationship between the first weight and the second
weight and the up-mix parametric data, and the decoder is arranged to generate at least one of the first weight estimate and
the second weight estimate in response to the accuracy indication.

US Pat. No. 9,063,955

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EDITING PROGRAM SEARCH INFORMATION

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A method of editing program search information, comprising the steps of:
acquiring descriptive information of a scene of a program, said descriptive information including a description of said scene
as a whole and a description of elements within said scene;

generating a scene search information unit according to said descriptive information, and;
editing a search information file according to said scene search information unit for use in searching of said program, wherein
said edited search information file is enhanced with information regarding said description of elements within said scene
by including search marks precise to said elements wherein one element is associated with a plurality of scenes.

US Pat. No. 9,414,473

DISCHARGE LAMP WITH CONTACT PATHS WITHIN THE BASE

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. Lamp comprising
a burner fixed to a lamp base,
where an operating circuit for supplying electrical power to said burner is arranged within the lamp base,
and where said operating circuit is electrically connected to at least one elongate contact path element within said lamp
base,

said contact path element being supported within said base, where the contact path element comprises at least a first portion
fixed within the base, and a second portion, slidably received therein,

and where said contact path element is fixed to at least a part of said operating circuit at a position arranged in longitudinal
direction from said second portion.

US Pat. No. 9,408,742

GLOSSOPEXY ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A tongue remodeling system, comprising:
a first body-engaging structure;
a second body-engaging structure;
a tether connected and fastened to the first body-engaging structure and to the second body-engaging structure; and
means for adjusting a distance between the first body-engaging structure and the second body-engaging structure when the first
body-engaging structure and the second body-engaging structure are engaged with a body without disconnecting and unfastening
the tether from either of the body-engaging structures.

US Pat. No. 9,393,067

GLASSOPLASTY USING TISSUE ANCHOR GLOSSOPEXY WITH VOLUMETRIC TONGUE REDUCTION

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A method for treating a patient, comprising:
creating a space in a tongue of the patient by removing a volume of material from the tongue, the volume being determined
to achieve a desired effect on an external portion of the tongue;

inserting a tissue anchor into the tongue along an insertion pathway; and
creating a force solely along the insertion pathway to deform the space.

US Pat. No. 9,360,203

ILLUMINATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLY OF AN ILLUMINATION DEVICE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A bulb-shaped illumination device comprising:
at least two light sources arranged to generate light,
a carrier comprising two or more carrier parts, the carrier arranged to support said light sources, said light sources being
in thermal contact with said carrier, and

a bulb-shaped envelope enclosing said light sources and said carrier within an open interior space, the envelope integrated
with a threaded annular socket,

wherein said envelope comprises at least two enveloping parts which, when joined together, form said envelope and the surface
of the illumination device,

wherein the carrier is arranged in thermal contact with at least one of the enveloping parts for dissipating heat from said
light sources out of said illumination device, the carrier extending inwardly from the at least one enveloping part,

the carrier positioned to divide a light mixing space defined within the envelope into at least two compartments,
the light sources positioned on each side of the carrier with a first light source on a first carrier side in a first compartment
and a second light source on a second carrier side in a second compartment and facing away from said first light source in
an outward direction of the envelope, and

the envelope extending around the carrier and to the socket to form a heat sink and enclosing the first light source, the
second light source, and the carrier and forming the bulb shape illumination device;

wherein a curved outer contour defined by the two or more carrier parts matches a curved inner contour defined by an inner
surface of at least one of the enveloping parts in a direction parallel to a longitudinal axis of the bulb-shaped illumination
device from a top of the illumination device to a position adjacent a portion of the at least one enveloping part that is
inserted into the threaded annular socket.

US Pat. No. 9,322,973

LIGHTING DEVICE WITH LIGHT SOURCES POSITIONED NEAR THE BOTTOM SURFACE OF A WAVEGUIDE

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A device comprising:
a waveguide comprising a first section of transparent material;
a light source disposed proximate a bottom surface of the waveguide, the light source comprising:
a base element upon which at least one semiconductor light emitting diode is situated;
sidewalls that extend from the base element to the waveguide and form a cavity between the semiconductor light emitting device
and the light guide; and

a second section of transparent material disposed within the cavity; and
a surface to be illuminated proximate a top surface of the waveguide;
wherein:
the sidewalls are reflective, and
the semiconductor light emitting diode includes a photonic crystal configured such that at least half of energy emitted by
the semiconductor light emitting diode is emitted at angles >45° relative to a normal to a top surface of the semiconductor
light emitting diode.

US Pat. No. 9,326,363

ILLUMINATION DEVICE WITH WAKE-UP FUNCTION

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An illumination device with wake-up functionality capable of outputting light with a gradually increasing intensity, the
device comprising:
a plurality of controllable light sources;
a user input (UI) receiving a user input signal defining a steady intensity value,
a control device:
varying a combined intensity of the plurality of light sources in conformity with a first function of time to reach said inputted
steady intensity value; and

concurrently varying a color value of the plurality of light sources in conformity with a second function of time, wherein
the color value achieves a steady white color value associated with a maximum steady intensity value independent of said inputted
steady intensity value.

US Pat. No. 9,307,524

METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING IN MOBILE SYSTEM

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A method for operating a secondary station for communicating in a network with a primary station, the method comprising:
determining at least one search space of a plurality of search spaces of the secondary station, each search space comprising
at least one set of resource elements;

controlling an antenna and transceiver to communicate in the network to receive messages;
searching, in a message of the received messages in the at least one determined search space for a control message from the
primary station that is addressed to the secondary station,

wherein determining the at least one search space is based on a hash function fs(x),

wherein x?X, s?{0, 1, . . . , T?1} into {0, 1, . . . , M?1},wherein x corresponds to a respective parameter of the secondary stations, s corresponds to a parameter of
a subframe, X is a set of the respective x parameters of the secondary stations, T indicates a number of hash functions, and
M is constant; and

wherein the hash function has the following properties:
for each s?{0,1, . . . , T?1}, the function fs attains each element in {0, 1, . . . , M?1}, approximately equally often; and

for all distinct s,t in {0, 1, . . . , T?1},where t is a different subframe number than s, the number of elements x in X is such that fs(x)=i and ft(x)=j is approximately the same for all values of i and j.

US Pat. No. 9,287,017

DIFFERENTIAL PHASE-CONTRAST IMAGING WITH INCREASED DYNAMIC RANGE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An analyzer grating for X-ray differential phase-contrast imaging, comprising an absorption structure with:
a first plurality of first areas with a first X-ray attenuation; and
a second plurality of second areas with a second X-ray attenuation;
wherein the second X-ray attenuation is smaller than the first X-ray attenuation;
wherein the first and second areas are arranged periodically in an alternating manner;
and wherein a third plurality of third areas is provided with a third X-ray attenuation, which lies in a range from the second
X-ray attenuation to the first X-ray attenuation; and

wherein every second of the first or second areas is replaced by one of the third areas.

US Pat. No. 9,087,259

ORGAN-SPECIFIC ENHANCEMENT FILTER FOR ROBUST SEGMENTATION OF MEDICAL IMAGES

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. An apparatus for segmenting medical images comprising:
a memory which stores a medical intensity image to be segmented; one or more processors programmed to:
apply a pre-segmentation algorithm to the intensity image to estimate a boundary of a target volume and to enlarge said estimated
boundary to ensure inclusion of said target volume in said enlarged estimated boundary,

operate on the intensity image within the said enlarged estimated boundary with an enhancement filter based on a pool of features
to generate an enhanced image which differentiates the target volume from neighboring tissue,

wherein the enhanced image is a 2D/3D image including a 2D/3D array of voxels, a value of each voxel representing a probability
that each voxel belongs to the target volume;

a memory for storing the enhanced image.

US Pat. No. 9,046,628

LENS STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD, AND THE MANUFACTURE OF SHAPED POLYMER ARTICLES

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A method of manufacturing a shaped polymer device, comprising acts of:
forming a planar polymer layer over a planar glass substrate; and
laser ablating the polymer layer, by direct removing the polymer material, over the glass substrate defining a lenticular
arrangement of a plurality of lenticular elements.

US Pat. No. 9,491,836

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING RELATIVE POSITIONS OF LED LIGHTING UNITS

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A method, comprising:
A) addressing each addressable LED-based lighting unit of a plurality of addressable LED-based lighting units arranged in
a linear configuration on a communication bus comprising a data line, a power line and a ground line; and

B) counting, for each addressable LED-based lighting unit, a number of times a change in an electrical property at least partially
dependent on current occurs on the data line or the power line or the ground line in response to A).

US Pat. No. 9,485,833

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INCREASING DIMMING RANGE OF SOLID STATE LIGHTING FIXTURES

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A system for controlling a level of light output by a solid state lighting load controlled by a dimmer, the system comprising:
a phase angle detector configured to detect a phase angle of the dimmer based on a rectified voltage from the dimmer and to
determine a power control signal based on the detected phase angle and comparison of the detected phase angle with a predetermined
first threshold; and

a power converter configured to provide an output voltage to the solid state lighting load, the power converter providing
the output voltage in response to the rectified voltage from the dimmer in an open loop mode when the detected phase angle
is greater than the predetermined first threshold, and providing the output voltage in response to the rectified voltage from
the dimmer and the variable power control signal determined by the phase angle detector in a closed loop mode when the detected
phase angle is less than the predetermined first threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,080,284

IRONING BOARD ASSEMBLY WITH CONFIGURABLE IRONING SURFACE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An ironing board assembly comprising:
an ironing board, including:
a main board having a substantially flat ironing surface that extends longitudinally between a first end and a second end;
a wing integrally and movably connected to said main board and having a wing surface for extending the ironing surface of
the main board; and

a further wing hingedly connected to the main board for rotation around a rotation axis that extends substantially parallel
to the ironing surface,

wherein the wing is pivotally connected to the main board for rotation around a rotation axis that extends substantially perpendicular
to the ironing surface.

US Pat. No. 9,370,315

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR INFLUENCING AND/OR DETECTING MAGNETIC PARTICLES COMPRISING BRIDGE UNIT

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An apparatus for influencing and/or detecting magnetic particles in a field of view, wherein the apparatus comprises:
a selection field signal generator unit and selection field elements for generating a magnetic selection field having a pattern
in space of its magnetic field strength such that a first sub-zone having a low magnetic field strength where a magnetization
of the magnetic particles is not saturated and a second sub-zone having a higher magnetic field strength where the magnetization
of the magnetic particles is saturated are formed in the field of view,

a drive field signal generator unit, a signal receiving unit and a drive-receiving coil, said drive-receiving coil being configured
both for changing a position in space of the first and second sub-zones in the field of view by a magnetic drive field so
that the magnetization of the magnetic particles changes locally and for acquiring detection signals, wherein the detection
signals depend on the magnetization of the magnetic particles in the field of view, wherein the magnetization is influenced
by the change in the position in space of the first and second sub-zones,

a bridge unit coupled between said drive field signal generator unit and said signal receiving unit, said bridge unit comprising
a first bridge sub-unit comprising a first inductive or capacitive coupling element,
a second bridge sub-unit comprising a second inductive or capacitive coupling element,
a third bridge sub-unit coupled in series with said first bridge sub-unit, said third bridge sub-unit comprising a measurement
inductor, and

a fourth bridge sub-unit coupled in series with said second bridge sub-unit, said fourth bridge sub-unit comprising said drive-receiving
coil, and

a coupling unit coupled between the drive field signal generator unit and the bridge unit for coupling into the bridge unit,
wherein the signal receiving unit is coupled to a first output terminal arranged between the first and second bridge sub-units
and a second output terminal arranged between the third and fourth bridge sub-units.

US Pat. No. 9,214,609

LED ASSEMBLY COMPRISING A LIGHT SCATTERING LAYER

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A light emission diode (LED) assembly, comprising:
a LED die,
a phosphor layer,
a filter layer, and
a light scattering layer; wherein:
the light scattering layer comprises a material that:
is substantially transparent,
has a thickness between 300 nm and 800 nm, and
the light scattering layer has a refractive index that differs from refractive indexes of the filter layer disposed on a first
surface of the light scattering layer and the phosphor layer disposed on a second surface of the light scattering layer by
at least 0.2; and

a product of the thickness of the light scattering layer and the refractive index of the light scattering layer is less than
or equal to 1900 nm and greater than or equal to 400 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,199,048

AUTOMATIC IDENTIFICATION OF A PATIENT INTERFACE DEVICE IN A PRESSURE SUPPORT SYSTEM

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A pressure support system comprising:
a pressure generator;
a pressure sensor;
a flow sensor; and
a controller cooperating with the pressure sensor and the flow sensor to control operation of the pressure generator, wherein
the controller includes a processor and a stored routine executed by the processor, wherein the routine is structured to automatically
identify a patient interface device in use with the pressure support system by:

providing a plurality of pressures to the patient interface device using the pressure support system and determining a plurality
of exhaust flow rates of the patient interface device, each exhaust flow rate being responsive to one of the plurality of
pressures;

detecting one or more nil or minimal changes of the exhaust flow rates responsive to provided pressures level changes when
the plurality of pressures are above a certain predetermined onset pressure, wherein the nil or minimal change of the exhaust
flow rate comprises a change in flow rate that is less than or equal to a predetermined flow variation tolerance; and

comparing a particular one of the exhaust flow rates and a pressure corresponding to the particular one of the exhaust flow
rates to a plurality of predetermined flow rates and a number of predetermined pressure points to identify the patient interface
device, the particular one of the exhaust flow rates being responsive to one of the plurality of pressures that is above the
certain predetermined onset pressure, wherein each of the provided pressures level changes each is at least 25% of a normal
operating range of the pressure support system.

US Pat. No. 9,485,837

LIGHTING APPLICATION FOR AN INTERACTIVE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

13. A system comprising:
an interactive electronic device remotely linked to a lighting system, the interactive electronic device comprising:
a processor;
a memory, the memory including an operating system, one or more user applications and an interactive lighting process;
a user interface;
one or more sensors configured to detect a signal characteristic of the interactive electronic device;
a communications device; and
wherein the processor is configured to detect a context of the interactive electronic device based on the detected signal,
and wherein the interactive electronic device is configured to wirelessly transmit one or more lighting adjustment signals
from the communications device to the lighting system in response to the detected context; and

the lighting system comprising a light controller linked to a light-emitting unit, the light controller including a communications
device responsive to the one or more lighting adjustment signals received from the interactive lighting process;

wherein the interactive electronic device further comprises a Global Positioning System (GPS) and wherein the interactive
electronic device is configured to detect an amount or pattern of movement of the interactive electronic device outside of
a lighting area over a predetermined period of time and adjust the one or more lighting adjustment signals in response to
the determined amount of movement or pattern outside of the lighting area.

US Pat. No. 9,470,770

MAGNETIC RESONANCE SPECTROSCOPY WITH AUTOMATIC PHASE AND B0 CORRECTION USING INTERLEAVED WATER REFERENCE SCAN

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A method comprising:
performing a magnetic resonance (MR) sequence including:
applying a preparatory MR sub-sequence providing water signal suppression;
performing a magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) sub-sequence after applying the preparatory MR sub-sequence to acquire
1H MRS data with water signal suppression;

performing an MR reference sub-sequence after the MRS sub-sequence to acquire MR reference data wherein an excitation pulse
for the MR reference sub-sequence has a flip angle of 5° or less; and

performing phase and B0 correction of the 1H MRS data with water signal suppression using the MR reference data to generate corrected MRS data.

US Pat. No. 9,312,314

LIGHT APPARATUS FOR GENERATING LIGHT

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A light apparatus for generating light, the light apparatus comprising:
a light emission structure including at least two light emission electrodes and a light emission material arranged between
the light emission electrodes, wherein the light emission material is arranged to emit an emitted light, if a voltage is applied
to the light emission electrodes,

a capacitor structure including at least two capacitor electrode films and a dielectric film between the capacitor electrode
films wherein the capacitor electrode films and the dielectric film are at least partly in parallel to the light emission
structure, and

a film encapsulation comprising at least one film,
wherein the at least one film encapsulates at least the light emission material,
wherein at least a portion of the capacitor structure is formed by the film encapsulation.

US Pat. No. 9,420,673

LIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY RENDERING A LIGHTING ATMOSPHERE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A light control system for automatically facilitating rendition of a lighting atmosphere by a lighting system, the light
control system comprising:
a decomposition unit for decomposing the lighting atmosphere into elementary light effects by analyzing a data file at least
partially abstractly defining the lighting atmosphere, wherein the elementary light effects comprise at least two of the following:
ambient light effects; task light effects; and accent light effects,

a classification unit for classifying the elementary light effects into sets of light effects, and
a coordination unit for coordinating implementation of the sets of light effects by the lighting system by determining and
refining configuration settings of the lighting system, wherein the coordinating comprises:

computing an initial estimation of configuration settings for implementing each set of light effects with the lighting system,
and

gradually refining the different configuration settings in a closed-loop fashion using different time scales for different
sets of light effects.

US Pat. No. 9,357,497

CONTROLLING THE POWER CONSUMPTION OF A RECEIVING UNIT

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A device for controlling a power consumption of a receiving unit, the receiving unit being arranged to control an apparatus
in response to a reception of a wireless or non-wireless operation control signal from a transmitting unit, the apparatus
comprising a product that is remotely controlled via a combination of the transmitting unit and the receiving unit, the device
comprising:
a controller for, in response to a detection of a state of the apparatus, controlling the power consumption of the receiving
unit for reducing an average power consumption of the receiving unit;

a receiver for receiving the operation control signal, the device being configured to switch the receiving unit off when the
apparatus is switched on or off or is in another state and to switch the receiving unit back on in reaction to a reception
of the operation control signal; and

a processor for, in response to an analysis of traffic exchanged between the transmitting unit and the receiving unit, generating
statistics and generating a message.

US Pat. No. 9,265,456

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING VITAL SIGNS OF A SUBJECT

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A device for determining a vital sign of a subject comprising:
an interface configured to receive a data stream derived from detected electromagnetic radiation reflected from a region of
interest including a plurality of skin areas of the subject irradiated by ambient light, said data stream comprising a data
signal per skin pixel area of one or more skin pixels for each of the plurality of skin areas of said region of interest,
a data signal representing the detected electromagnetic radiation reflected from the respective skin pixel area over time,

an analyzer configured to analyze spatial and optical properties of the data signals in a plurality of wavelength ranges,
a processor configured to differentiate between a vital sign information signal of the subject and background noise based
on the data signals of skin pixel areas within the plurality of skin areas, and

a post-processor configured to determine the desired vital sign from said vital sign information signal.

US Pat. No. 9,253,707

NETWORK INTERFACE UNIT FOR A NODE IN A WIRELESS MULTI-HOP NETWORK, AND A METHOD OF ESTABLISHING A NETWORK PATH BETWEEN NODES IN A WIRELESS MULTI-HOP NETWORK

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A network interface unit (10) for a node (D, D1, D2, D3, Da, Db, Dc) in a wireless multi-hop network (WN) comprising a plurality of nodes (D, D1, D2, D3, Da, Db, Dc) that can be connected by means of network paths between source nodes and destination nodes, which network interface unit
(10) comprises
a multiple route request assembly module (11) for assembling a multiple route request message (MREQ) such that the multiple route request message (MREQ) of a source node
(D) includes a plurality of addresses (41, 43, 45) for specific multiple destination nodes (D1, D2, D3) to which network paths are to be established; wherein said multiple route request assembly module is configured to assemble
a multiple route request message (MREQ) to comprise a single multiple route request indicator (MR) to indicate that network
paths are desired between the source node (D) and multiple destinations (D1, D2, D3) in the wireless multi-hop network (WN), which multiple route request indicator (MR) consisting of a single bit of the multiple
route request message (MREQ);

a transmit unit (12) for transmitting the message (MREQ) to other nodes (D1, D2, D3, Da, Db, Dc) in the wireless multi-hop network (WN); and,

a decoding unit (16) for, as the multiple route request indicator (MR) in the multiple route request (MREQ) is detected by each receiving intermediate
node (Db), a table entry (T1, T2, T3) for each of the multiple destination nodes (D1, D2, D3) is created by each said receiving intermediate node (D2, Db, Dc) on the basis of the destination node addresses (41, 43, 45) contained in the multiple route request message (MREQ).

US Pat. No. 9,113,508

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A LIGHTING SYSTEM WITH A PLURALITY OF LIGHT SOURCES

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A system for controlling a lighting system with a plurality of light sources, comprising
a light system controller for controlling the light sources to create a spatial pattern coding one or more attributes of the
light sources,

a light pattern capturing device comprising a scanner for capturing the created spatial light pattern and a communication
unit for communicating with the light system controller in order to enable the controlling of the one or more light sources
based on the captured spatial light pattern, wherein the light pattern capturing device further comprises

a spatial light pattern capturing unit being configured to capture a spatial light pattern created by the light sources, wherein
the unit is a CCD- or CMOS-sensor, a mechanical scanning device, or a barcode scanning unit, which is able to detect light,
and

a light pattern processing and decoding unit being configured to decode attributes of the light sources decoded in the captured
light pattern, and wherein the communication unit is configured to communicate decoded attributes to the light system controller
for controlling the light sources, to which the received attributes relate.

US Pat. No. 9,103,824

BIOSENSOR SYSTEM FOR ACTUATING MAGNETIC PARTICLES

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A biosensor system, comprising:
a biosensor cartridge;
a first biosensor magnet assembly for generating a first magnetic field in the biosensor cartridge comprising two magnetic
subunits each having a core with a top surface separated by a gap, the core tapering in the direction of the biosensor cartridge
and having an incline section inclined by 120° to 150° with reference to the perpendicular of the sensor surface of the biosensor
cartridge; and

wherein a sensor surface comprised by the biosensor cartridge is arranged above the top surfaces of the cores, wherein the
two subunits are adapted to generate the first magnetic field between the first subunit and the second subunit with first
magnetic field lines essentially in parallel to the sensor surface to exert forces at magnetic particles in the cartridge;

wherein a second biosensor magnet assembly is arranged above the sensor surface for generating a second magnetic field and
exerting a force on magnetic particles in the cartridge;

control means for separately controlling the second magnetic field by electrically driving at least one of the second biosensor
magnet assembly and the two magnetic subunits;

wherein the control means causes the second magnetic field to include second magnetic field lines directed nearly perpendicular
to the sensor surface, the second magnetic field lines acting as magnetic walls which block the magnetic particles from translating
in a direction nearly in parallel to the sensor surface.

US Pat. No. 9,451,905

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MONITORING THE BARORECEPTOR REFLEX OF A USER

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. An apparatus for use in monitoring the baroreceptor reflex in a user, the apparatus comprising:
one or more sensors configured to generate output signals conveying information related to a position of the user and information
related to a heart rate of the user;

a processor configured to:
determine, based on output signals, when the user moves from a lying position on a bed to a sitting position;
determine a heart rate when the user is lying, determine a heart rate when the user is sitting, and calculate a change between
the heart rates of the user that occurs as a result of moving from the lying position to the sitting position; and

provide an indication of the baroreceptor reflex of the user based on the calculated change in the heart rate of the user;
and

a display configured to display the indication of the baroreceptor reflex of the user.

US Pat. No. 9,377,167

ILLUMINATION DEVICE WITH AN ENVELOPE ENCLOSING A LIGHT SOURCE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A lamp, comprising:
a fitting;
a support structure coupled to the fitting, the support structure defining at least a first compartment and a second compartment,
the first compartment and the second compartment each including a reflective part comprising a reflective ceramic material;

one or more first compartment LEDs supported by the support structure in the first compartment;
wherein the first compartment LEDs are arranged to generate first compartment light source light, and the reflective part
of the first compartment is arranged to reflect at least part of the first compartment light source light;

one or more second compartment LEDs supported by the support structure in the second compartment;
wherein the second compartment LEDs are arranged to generate second compartment light source light, and the reflective part
of the second compartment is arranged to reflect at least part of the second compartment light source light; and

one or more transmissive parts arranged to transmit at least part of the first compartment light source light and the second
compartment light source light, thereby providing lamp light downstream of the transmissive parts;

wherein the fitting is arranged about a central axis and wherein a second axis that is perpendicular to the central axis intersects
at least one of the first compartment LEDs and intersects at least one of the transmissive parts.