Patents by Inventor Jan Martijn Krans

Jan Martijn Krans 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: 20220183505
    Abstract: A food processing device adapted to identify an ingredient and an associated recipe. The device includes a container for receiving an ingredient to be processed and a blending blade located in the container. The device further includes a sensor for sensing characteristics of the ingredient received at the container, a processor for analyzing the characteristics, and a communications system for sending the characteristics to a remote data processing resource for analyzing or further analyzing, where the analyzing is for identifying ingredient types for a plurality of added ingredients and for identifying a recipe consistent with the added ingredient types. The device further includes an output device for guiding a user to follow remainder of the identified recipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Dietwig Jos Clement Lowet, Jan Martijn Krans, lllapha Gustav Lars Cuba Gyllensten
  • Patent number: 11355002
    Abstract: A method for an alarm silencing or suppression routine following activation of a wake-up alarm on an electronic device (42). The method comprises, following the alarm activation, monitoring (14) light levels at a light sensor (44) of the device and automatically silencing (20) or otherwise suppressing the alarm signal responsive to sensing (16) a light level at the sensor above a pre-defined threshold. Following alarm signal suppression, a further confirmatory monitoring period follows in which light levels at the sensor continue to be monitored (22). If they fall to below a further predefined threshold (26), or below the original silencing threshold, the alarm signal is reactivated (28). This ensures that a user has not returned to a darkened environment a short space of time after alarm silencing, which might lead to the user falling back to sleep.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Jan Martijn Krans, Thomas Jacob Theodoor Hagebols, Arlette Van Wissen
  • Publication number: 20220044546
    Abstract: A method for an alarm silencing or suppression routine following activation of a wake-up alarm on an electronic device (42). The method comprises, following the alarm activation, monitoring (14) light levels at a light sensor (44) of the device and automatically silencing (20) or otherwise suppressing the alarm signal responsive to sensing (16) a light level at the sensor above a pre-defined threshold. Following alarm signal suppression, a further confirmatory monitoring period follows in which light levels at the sensor continue to be monitored (22). If they fall to below a further predefined threshold (26), or below the original silencing threshold, the alarm signal is reactivated (28). This ensures that a user has not returned to a darkened environment a short space of time after alarm silencing, which might lead to the user falling back to sleep.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Jan Martijn KRANS, Thomas Jacob Theodoor HAGEBOLS, Arlette VAN WISSEN
  • Publication number: 20200193858
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus, comprising: a memory comprising instructions; and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to: receive first data corresponding to measurements of behavior of a user in the absence of a target behavior; receive second data corresponding to a measured behavior of the user relative to a target behavior, the target behavior representing an improvement in the behavior of the user corresponding to the first data; provide a first distribution for the second data; analyze the first distribution for asymmetry; estimate a level of motivation of the user based on the analysis; and provide the estimated level of motivation as a basis for a subsequent action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Murtaza BULUT, Saskia VAN DANTZIG, Boris Emmanuel Rachmund DE RUYTER, Anouk SCHROETEN, Jan Martijn KRANS
  • Patent number: 10366206
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method or system is provided for providing connecting relationships between wearable devices. The method includes measuring a first health parameter of a user via one or more sensors of a first wearable device; measuring a second health parameter of the user via one or more sensors of a second wearable device; determining an alert action based on a combination of the measurements of first health parameter and the second health parameter; and generating a notification to the user based on the alert action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: John Cronin, Joseph George Bodkin, Jan Martijn Krans, Boris Emmanuel Rachmund De Ruyter
  • Publication number: 20190074076
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing a user's health habits. Various embodiments of the invention allow the user to register habits to a habit registry. Relevant sensor and other data is collected contemporaneously with the registration of the behavior and is stored in association with the registered habit. In normal use, a configured processor attempts to detect occurrences of a previously registered habit by comparing subsequently collected data to previously stored data. When collected and stored data match, a registered health habit is detected, the occurrence may be added to a health habit log, and the feedback may be provided to the user. The feedback assists the user to achieve his goals in health habit management.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: AKI SAKARI HARMA, JAN MARTIJN KRANS, DIETWIG JOS CLEMENT LOWET, SASKIA VAN DANTZIG
  • Publication number: 20180375807
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method comprising receiving an electronic message, the electronic message comprising a first motivational message; determining any one or a combination of a coaching style or content personalized to a user based on an analysis of the first motivational message; and setting any one or a combination of the coaching style or content for future electronic messages directed to the user based on a confidence of the determination meeting a threshold confidence level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: JAN MARTIJN KRANS, JOYCA PETRA WILMA, ARLETTE VAN WISSEN, JAN TATOUSEK, ANNERIEKE HEUVELINK-MARCK
  • Publication number: 20180338709
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a wearable device (12) is disclosed that automates the detection and determination of a type of activity, and both measures physiological and behavioral parameters and computes information corresponding to measured physiological parameters based on the determined type of activity. An embodiment of the wearable device provides these features by wirelessly receiving a signal with information coded therein that enables the wearable device to automatically detect and identify the type of activity in which a person (82) is engaged. The determination of the type of activity enables a more accurate computation of information that is specific to the activity in which the person is engaged, the computation of information based on the measured physiological and behavioral parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: JAN Martijn KRANS, AKI Sakari HÄRMÄ, Saskia VAN DANTZIG
  • Patent number: 10131061
    Abstract: The present application relates to a device for treating hair and/or skin. The device has a sensor (7) configured to detect an indicator on a user's hair and/or skin and a controller (8) operable to change an operating characteristic of the device in dependence on detection of the indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Jan Martijn Krans, Lucy Wade, Rufus Eugen Deodatus Driessen, Adrianus Johannes Maria Denissen
  • Publication number: 20180121624
    Abstract: There is provided a method of personalising first core content in a health management system. The method includes: obtaining one or more characteristics of the first core content, wherein the first core content is to be presented to a user with a first supplemental content item; obtaining one or more characteristics of the user; and selecting the first supplemental content item from a plurality of supplemental content items based at least in part on the characteristics of the first core content, the characteristics of the user and one or more characteristics of the first supplemental content item. An apparatus and a computer program product are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: JAN MARTIJN KRANS, SASKIA VAN DANTZIG, MURTAZA BULUT, DENNIS LOMANS
  • Publication number: 20180049293
    Abstract: A system (100) for determining the presence of a person is disclosed. The system (100) comprises a first user input device (102), located at a first space (112), arranged for generating a request signal based on a first user input. The system further comprises a plurality of lighting devices (108, 110), located at a second space (114), different from the first space (112), arranged for providing general illumination. The system further comprises a second device (104), located at the second space (114), arranged for generating a response signal, wherein the response signal is based on an indication of the presence of the person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: JAN MARTIJN KRANS, JONATHAN DAVID MASON, FRANCISCUS JACOBUS VOSSEN, JUDITH HENDRIKA MARIA DE VRIES
  • Publication number: 20170354351
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an apparatus (42) that provides advice on nutritional and caloric intake requirements for a child based on the child's current growth phase activity behavior and status corresponding to the child's current body mass index, the nutritional requirements determined in terms of a ratio of nutrient components that are tailored to the growth phase of the child.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: JAN MARTIJN KRANS, MARIA HELENA SCHUT, JUDITH HENDRIKA MARIA DE VRIES, ANASTASIA SCHMALZ
  • Publication number: 20170351828
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method or system is provided for providing connecting relationships between wearable devices. The method includes measuring a first health parameter of a user via one or more sensors of a first wearable device; measuring a second health parameter of the user via one or more sensors of a second wearable device; determining an alert action based on a combination of the measurements of first health parameter and the second health parameter; and generating a notification to the user based on the alert action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: John CRONIN, Joseph George BODKIN, Jan Martijn KRANS, Boris Emmanuel Rachmund DE RUYTER
  • Publication number: 20170154517
    Abstract: An air quality alert system provides a signal which indicates whether or not a door or window should be (fully or partially) opened or closed. The system takes account of the air quality in a first area (e.g. outdoors) as well as the proximity of the user to a door or window so that information is only provided when the user is situated at the door or window. This avoids overloading the user with unwanted information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: DZMITRY VIKTOROVICH ALIAKSEYEU, JOHANNES HENRICUS MARIA KORST, JAN MARTIJN KRANS, MAURO BARBIERI ABN AMRO, JONATHAN DAVID MASON, SERVERIUS PETRUS PAULUS PRONK, JOHAN PARTOMO DJAJADININGRAT, KORAY KARAKAYA, FRANCISCUS JACOBUS VOSSEN, SEYOUNG KIM, JOHAN MARRA, PIETER JOSEPH MATHIAS CUSTERS
  • Patent number: 9649470
    Abstract: A breath pacing apparatus and a method for pacing a respiration of a person include a haptic output unit with a variable haptically perceivable feature. The haptic output unit is configured to change the haptically perceivable feature periodically according to a sequence of desired respiration cycles, where a characteristic of the change of the haptically perceivable feature is related to a length of the respiration cycles in the sequence of desired respiration cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Juergen Vogt, Jan Martijn Krans, Jia Du, Tim Johannes Willem Tijs, Ronaldus Maria Aarts
  • Publication number: 20170091408
    Abstract: Various embodiments described herein relate to a system, method, and medium for coaching a user including one or more of the following: a plurality of instructions including variations of a reminder message to perform an action, wherein at least two of the instructions are stored in at least a first and a second delivery format; a physiological sensor for monitoring a physiological parameter of the user; and a processor unit configured to carry out the steps of: providing a first instruction from the plurality of instructions in the first delivery format; determining a level of compliance towards the goal based on the monitored physiological parameter; selecting a second instruction from the plurality of instructions based on the level of compliance towards the goal, wherein the second instruction is in either the first or the second delivery format, and is reduced in instruction content compared to the first instruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Murtaza Bulut, Jan Martijn Krans, Cliff Johannes Robert Hubertina Laschet, Roger Holmes, Graciana Puentes
  • Publication number: 20160331305
    Abstract: To provide a breath pacing system and a corresponding method for pacing the respiratory activity of a subject that provide the possibility to adapt the output signal to the respiration characteristics of the subject automatically and effectively a breath pacing system (10) for pacing the respiratory activity of a subject and a respective method is proposed, comprising: an input unit (14) for generating or determining an input signal related to a respiration characteristic of a subject, a signal analyzing unit (16) provided to recognize a signal pattern within the input signal, and an output unit (12) for outputting output signals corresponding to a desired breathing sequence, wherein said output unit (12) is provided to be activated, upon a starting signal, to output a sequence of output signals comprising a signal pattern related to a previously recognized signal pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Jan Martijn KRANS, Bartel VAN DE SLUIS, Juergen VOGT, Ronaldus AARTS, Tim TIJS, Ype BRADA, Maarten VAN DEN BOOGAARD, Jan BENNIK, Roy RAYMANN, Petronella ZWARTKRUIS-PELGRIM, Jia DU
  • Patent number: 9392963
    Abstract: To provide a breath pacing system and a corresponding method for pacing the respiratory activity of a subject that provide the possibility to adapt the output signal to the respiration characteristics of the subject automatically and effectively a breath pacing system (10) for pacing the respiratory activity of a subject and a respective method is proposed, comprising: an input unit (14) for generating or determining an input signal related to a respiration characteristic of a subject, a signal analyzing unit (16) provided to recognize a signal pattern within the input signal, and an output unit (12) for outputting output signals corresponding to a desired breathing sequence, wherein said output unit (12) is provided to be activated, upon a starting signal, to output a sequence of output signals comprising a signal pattern related to a previously recognized signal pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Jan Martijn Krans, Bartel Van De Sluis, Juergen Vogt, Ronaldus Aarts, Tim Tijs, Ype Brada, Maarten Van Den Boogaard, Jan Bennik, Roy Raymann, Petronella Zwartkruis-Pelgrim, Jia Du
  • Publication number: 20160165409
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus having a processor configured to receive an indication that a plurality of devices is located within a defined proximity to the apparatus, determine which of those devices belong to a predetermined group, receive physiological or behavioral data associated with each device of the predetermined group, and provide information to all or a combination of the group of devices and a second device based on a total value corresponding to the received physiological or behavioral data satisfying a predetermined condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: MURTAZA BULUT, JAN MARTIJN KRANS, JOHN CRONIN
  • Publication number: 20160107323
    Abstract: The present application relates to a device for treating hair and/or skin. The device has a sensor (7) configured to detect an indicator on a user's hair and/or skin and a controller (8) operable to change an operating characteristic of the device in dependence on detection of the indicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: JAN MARTIJN KRANS, LUCY WADE, RUFUS EUGEN DEODATUS DRIESSEN, ADRIANUS JOHANNES MARIA DENISSEN