Patents by Inventor Heribert Baldus

Heribert Baldus has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190282127
    Abstract: In a transient ischemic attack (TIA) alerting device, a motion sensor (24) is configured to attach to or be worn by a subject. A wearable electronic data processing device (10) includes a speaker (14), a microphone (16), a radio transmitter (26), and an electronic processor (40). The processor is programmed to perform a TIA alerting method including: detecting a TIA-symptomatic gait type by processing subject motion data acquired by the motion sensor; responsive to detecting the TIA-symptomatic gait type, executing a TIA assessment questionnaire (70) by outputting questions using the speaker and receiving spoken responses using the microphone; determining a TIA assessment based at least on the spoken responses to the questions of the TIA assessment questionnaire; and conditional on the TIA assessment indicating a possible TIA, outputting a TIA alert radio signal using the radio transmitter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: MARIANA NIKOLOVA-SIMONS, TINE SMITS, JORN OP DEN BUIJS, MARTEN JEROEN PIJL, JOSEF HERIBERT BALDUS, LINDA SCHERTZER
  • Patent number: 10335059
    Abstract: There is provided a fall detection system for use in detecting falls by a user, the fall detection system comprising a processing unit configured to determine context information about the user and/or the environment in which the user is located, and to increase the sensitivity of a fall detection algorithm used to detect falls by a user in the event that the determined context information indicates that the user is or may be at an increased risk of falling, the increase in sensitivity occurring while the increased risk of falling is indicated by the determined context information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Janneke Annegarn, Warner Rudoph Theophile Ten Kate, Heribert Baldus
  • Patent number: 10327136
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for identifying and/or, authenticating, and/or authorizing a first radio station in a radio network, comprising the steps of (a) at the first radio station, transmitting to a second radio station a first radio station identifier computed from a set of identity parameters based on the identity of the first radio station, comprising at least one identity parameter, (b) at the first radio station, transmitting at least one identity parameter from the set of identity parameters, (c) at the second radio station, comparing an authentication identifier computed on the basis of the transmitted identity parameter to the first radio station identifier for enabling a subsequent communication between the first and second radio stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Oscar Garcia Morchon, Bozena Erdmann, Josef Heribert Baldus
  • Patent number: 10142790
    Abstract: A method of controlling a device that includes a receiver and a movement sensor includes (a) deactivating the receiver; (b) while the receiver is deactivated, analyzing measurements from the movement sensor to determine a measure of the distance the device has moved from a first location; and (c) in the event that it is determined from the measurements from the movement sensor that the device has moved from the first location by more than a threshold distance, activating the receiver and using the receiver to obtain a second measurement of the location of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Marten Jeroen Pijl, Paul Michael Fulton, Heribert Baldus
  • Publication number: 20180181356
    Abstract: There is provided a method of controlling the operation of a first electronic device having a first display screen, the method comprising obtaining (101; 111) measurements of a position of the first electronic device relative to a second electronic device, an orientation of the first display screen, and/or an orientation of a second display screen of a second electronic device; determining (103; 113), using the obtained measurements, one or both of (i) whether a first user using the first electronic device can view the second display screen, and (ii) whether a second user using the second electronic device can view the first display screen; and controlling (105; 115) the display of information on the first display screen based on the result of the step of determining.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: PAUL MICHAEL FULTON, LAURA KLAMING, DAVID PAUL WALKER, HERIBERT BALDUS, DAWID OCHAL
  • Patent number: 9974908
    Abstract: There is provided a fall detector for detecting falls of a user or an object to which the fall detector is attached, characterized in that the fall detector comprises an air flow sensor for providing measurements indicative of vertical velocity and/or changes in altitude of the fall detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Heribert Baldus, Jacob Roger Haartsen, Stephan Schlumbohm, Ronald Dekker
  • Patent number: 9933452
    Abstract: There is provided a method for identifying a sit-to-stand transfer in measurements of the movement of a user, the method comprising obtaining measurements of the vertical acceleration experienced by the user during movement; obtaining measurements indicating changes in height of a part of the user during movement; processing the measurements of the vertical acceleration to identify candidate movements corresponding to a sit-to-stand transfer by the user; and determining an identified candidate movement as a sit-to-stand transfer where the identified candidate movement coincides with an increase in height. A corresponding apparatus and computer program product are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Wei Zhang, Heribert Baldus, Stephan Schlumbohm
  • Patent number: 9913077
    Abstract: A device for transmitting in multiple coupling modes has a transmission module (11), at least one periphery module (18), and an antenna (16, 17) for each of the multiple coupling modes. Further, in a method of switching between multiple coupling modes, switching is conducted between at least polling and listening phases of first and second coupling modes. The device and the method enable a seamless switching between e.g. a near field communication and a body coupled communication. Such a coupling or switching is particularly useful for performing secure transactions whereby through body coupled communication a body-worn tag is interrogated which provides a secure code for a transaction initiated through near field communication with a transaction terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Karin Klabunde, Steven Corroy, Heribert Baldus, Francesco Gallo
  • Patent number: 9892612
    Abstract: There is provided a method of responding to a detected fall, the method comprising determining which one or two or more actions to perform in response to detecting a fall by a user based on a user profile and/or user preference and/or the context of the detected fall; and performing the determined action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Tine Smits, Heribert Baldus
  • Patent number: 9773395
    Abstract: A device (10) for converting a movement of a user into a voltage comprises a neck cord (20), a piezoelectric sensor (30) and a printed circuit board (40). The neck cord is coupled to the piezoelectric sensor and provides in use a pulling force that acts on the piezoelectric sensor in a first direction. The printed circuit board is electrically and mechanically coupled to the piezoelectric sensor. The weight of the printed circuit board cause in use a gravity force to act on the piezoelectric sensor in a second direction, which differs from the first direction such that the movement of the user (5) wearing the neck cord causes a change in the shape of the piezoelectric sensor which in response thereto generates the voltage. The voltage may be used as a supply source for an electrical component (41) mounted on the PCB, or may be used as a wake-up signal for an electrical component such as a processor (41) or an accelerometer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Ashoka Sathanur Visweswara, Wilhelmus Andreas Marinus Arnoldus Maria Van Den Dungen, Heribert Baldus
  • Patent number: 9730617
    Abstract: The power used by a user in performing the vertical component of a movement is estimated. An accelerometer attached to a user measures the acceleration experienced by the user during movement. A processor configured to receive the measurements of the acceleration from the accelerometer, be attached to the user, estimate the vertical accelerations from the received acceleration measurements, and estimate the power used from the vertical accelerations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Stephan Schlumbohm, Heribert Baldus, Wiebren Zijlstra
  • Publication number: 20170134942
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for identifying and/or, authenticating, and/or authorizing a first radio station in a radio network, comprising the steps of (a) at the first radio station, transmitting to a second radio station a first radio station identifier computed from a set of identity parameters based on the identity of the first radio station, comprising at least one identity parameter, (b) at the first radio station, transmitting at least one identity parameter from the set of identity parameters, (c) at the second radio station, comparing an authentication identifier computed on the basis of the transmitted identity parameter to the first radio station identifier for enabling a subsequent communication between the first and second radio stations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Oscar GARCIA MORCHON, Bozena ERDMANN, Josef Heribert BALDUS
  • Patent number: 9553726
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for identifying and/or, authenticating, and/or authorizing a first radio station in a radio network, comprising the steps of (a) at the first radio station, transmitting to a second radio station a first radio station identifier computed from a set of identity parameters based on the identity of the first radio station, comprising at least one identity parameter, (b) at the first radio station, transmitting at least one identity parameter from the set of identity parameters, (c) at the second radio station, comparing an authentication identifier computed on the basis of the transmitted identity parameter to the first radio station identifier for enabling a subsequent communication between the first and second radio stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Oscar Garcia Morchon, Bozena Erdmann, Heribert Baldus
  • Publication number: 20160321903
    Abstract: There is provided a method of responding to a detected fall, the method comprising determining which one or two or more actions to perform in response to detecting a fall by a user based on a user profile and/or user preference and/or the context of the detected fall; and performing the determined action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: TINE SMITS, HERIBERT BALDUS
  • Publication number: 20160275771
    Abstract: A device (10) for converting a movement of a user into a voltage comprises a neck cord (20), a piezoelectric sensor (30) and a printed circuit board (40). The neck cord is coupled to the piezoelectric sensor and provides in use a pulling force that acts on the piezoelectric sensor in a first direction. The printed circuit board is electrically and mechanically coupled to the piezoelectric sensor. The weight of the printed circuit board cause in use a gravity force to act on the piezoelectric sensor in a second direction, which differs from the first direction such that the movement of the user (5) wearing the neck cord causes a change in the shape of the piezoelectric sensor which in response thereto generates the voltage. The voltage may be used as a supply source for an electrical component (41) mounted on the PCB, or may be used as a wake-up signal for an electrical component such as a processor (41) or an accelerometer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: ASHOKA SATHANUR VISWESWARA, WILHELMUS ANDREAS MARINUS ARNOLDUS MARIA VAN DEN DUNGEN, HERIBERT BALDUS
  • Publication number: 20160220153
    Abstract: There is provided a fall detection system for use in detecting falls by a user, the fall detection system comprising a processing unit configured to determine context information about the user and/or the environment in which the user is located, and to increase the sensitivity of a fall detection algorithm used to detect falls by a user in the event that the determined context information indicates that the user is or may be at an increased risk of falling, the increase in sensitivity occurring while the increased risk of falling is indicated by the determined context information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: JANNEKE ANNEGARN, WARNER RUDOPH THEOPHILE TEN KATE, HERIBERT BALDUS
  • Publication number: 20160113551
    Abstract: There is provided a fall detection system, comprising a user device comprising one or more sensors for measuring the movements of a user; and the system further comprising a processing unit configured to operate in a first mode in which the processing unit processes the measured movements to determine if the user has fallen and a further mode in which the processing unit processes measured movements obtained during a user-specified time period to determine the risk of the user falling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: JANNEKE ANNEGARN, HERIBERT BALDUS, WARNER RUDOLF THEOPHILE TEN KATE
  • Publication number: 20160113591
    Abstract: Physiologic monitor and monitoring method for calculating the risk that a dementia-affected patient wanders away from a predefined safe area. Skin conductivity or heart rate are used to predict the user's emotional state which could lead to a wandering event. If the risk level is high, an alarm is sent to the caretaker. False alarms are reduced by considering additional input information such as activity level of the person, location of the person, time of day.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: MARTEN JEROEN PIJL, HERIBERT BALDUS
  • Patent number: 9219785
    Abstract: The reliable and controlled allocation of network elements particularly medical sensors (2) to a network (4) without prior configuration of the wireless sensors or of the network administration system can be carried out using an allocation unit (1) for allocating network elements (2) to a wireless network (4), which allocation unit (1) comprises a transmitter which transmits, in a user-controlled manner, a code to a first network element (2), which code causes the first network element (2) to transmit its ID together with the code (encoded ID) so that the latter can be received by a second network element (3) which allocates the first network element (2) to its network (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Guido Muesch, Karin Klabunde, Heribert Baldus
  • Patent number: 9094383
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and corresponding method for a secure end-to-end patient healthcare system which includes wireless medical sensors adapted to be attached to a patient's body and in communication with each other forming a body sensor network within a wireless medical sensor network including one or more body sensor networks; ?-secure keying means incorporated into each wireless medical sensor for enabling secure communications between the wireless medical sensors, and a personal security manager within the body sensor network and in communication with the wireless medical sensors within the body sensor network, the personal security manager providing secure communications with backend services and providing security relationships within the body sensor network by means of the ?-secure keying means, wherein the ?-secure keying means are such that a coalition of no more than ? compromised wireless medical sensors conceals a pairwise key between any two non-compromised wireless medical s
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Oscar Garcia Morchon, Axel Guenther Huebner, Heribert Baldus