was born in Noordwijk, near Leiden, in the
Netherlands on August 22, 1939.
in the American law after the patent was adjudged to
him, it was remarkable and very frustrating that it
was not possible to make effective the claims to
Microsoft, Intel, and many Manufacturers of
sound-cards and sound-equipment, which are in fact
using these by him, discovered principles.
billions of dollars.
has analyzed the sound of being built up in two segments:
namely the informant or basically part
of pure information of it and the directional
information part as a functional and
natural aspect for hearing from where sounds come
key for to be able to manipulate sounds as we now
can experience in computer-games and many more
has as the first invented a system for recording
music in the most natural way and to reproduce it by
a normal stereo-equipment with loudspeakers, so that
the listener thinks he is at the location, for
example in the concert hall.
the name Holographic Sound System (first named BILAS
or bilateral acoustic system or a few years later
JOS or Just Original Sound).
the years middle of 1970 he became therefore in the
international audio-world more or less an
interesting guy, but he was never rewarded for his
exceptional efforts and inspiration.
he has got that, some few years later despite of his
rights who has for some years yet to go,
the American Patent Law became suddenly changed in a
way, that there has been an article adjoined - the
so-called 'all elements rule' - and with that
rule it was not possible anymore for him to claim
his legal fees.
So, if you have
interest and the guts to read the official patents
then you are invited to get the information on the
following web-pages here after.
Earlier he invented two cameras.
The first one was a
very fast sport-shutter (easy 1/4000 sec or faster),
which has to placed before the objective of a (cheap
and) normal camera. This shutter then takes over the
task of the build in shutter. This was achieved by a
system of a plurality of parallel screens, each
provided with a plurality of parallel slots.
construction he combined thereafter with a
synchronized moving screen provided with an
elongated slot, which screen is positioned adjacent
the space for the photosensitive recording material
and such a construction - his second camera - became
the so-called "against the sun/light camera". It is
a totally different one with amazing properties.
Mid seventies he was invited by a good friend, late Ben Dingerdis, who was acquainted with late General Haig from the NATO in Brussels, to lay his ideas - concerning the possibility to make airplanes and other things invisible for radar detection - before a particular commission, which specially here fore has came from Brussels to the military airport Ypenburg near The Hague.
These ideas, on which is based the now known Stealth-technique, were there well discussed in a hush-hush conference.One of his remarks was, that he as a medical doctor further it has to leave to experts and that they therefore have to ask for a number of engineers. He also made the remark, that because of the excessive military consequences he didn’t have the need for to get a bullet by one or other secret service. He enforced his meaning by saying that he of course strictly should keep silence about this and thus therefore there was no reason to be silenced and that he otherwise hadn’t come to the meeting, if they were afraid that he should leak his own ideas to the wrong party.