Patents by Inventor SANDER THEODOOR PASTOOR

SANDER THEODOOR PASTOOR 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).

  • Patent number: 11123009
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to a system configured to facilitate prediction of a sleep stage and intervention preparation in advance of the sleep stage's occurrence. The system comprises sensors configured to be placed on a subject and to generate output signals conveying information related to brain activity of the subject; and processors configured to: determine a sample representing the output signals with respect to a first time period of a sleep session; provide the sample to a prediction model at a first time of the sleep session to predict a sleep stage of the subject occurring around a second time; determine intervention information based on the prediction of the sleep stage, the intervention information indicating one or more stimulator parameters related to periheral stimulation; and cause one or more stimulators to provide the intervention to the subject around the second time of the sleep session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Gary Nelson Garcia Molina, Erik Bresch, Ulf Grossekathöfer, Adrienne Heinrich, Sander Theodoor Pastoor
  • Patent number: 11116935
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to a system and method for delivering sensory stimulation to a user during a sleep session. The system comprises one or more sensors, one or more sensory stimulators, and one or more hardware processors. The processor(s) are configured to: determine one or more brain activity parameters indicative of sleep depth in the user based on output signals from the sensors; cause a neural network to indicate sleep stages predicted to occur at future times for the user during the sleep session; cause the sensory stimulator(s) to provide the sensory stimulation to the user based on the predicted sleep stages over time during the sleep session, and cause the sensory stimulator(s) to modulate a timing and/or intensity of the sensory stimulation based on the one or more brain activity parameters and values output from one or more intermediate layers of the neural network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Gary Nelson Garcia Molina, Sander Theodoor Pastoor, Ulf Grossekathöfer, Erik Bresch, Adrienne Heinrich
  • Patent number: 10830218
    Abstract: The invention provides a health device for automatically administering skin pressure-based therapies to a user. The device comprises one or more actuator members, each comprising a smart shape-changing material of a class which is disposed to change shape in response to a change in temperature or to the application of an electrical stimulus. The actuator members are controlled by a controller to apply pressure to one or more points on a user's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Daan Anton Van Den Ende, Sander Theodoor Pastoor, Yanchun Zhang, Kars-Michiel Hubert Lenssen, Warner Rudolph Theophile Ten Kate, Alex Ivanov
  • Publication number: 20200305753
    Abstract: A system for delivering sensory stimulation a sensor; a sensory stimulator configured to deliver sensory stimulation to a patient during a sleep session, the sensory stimulation having varying stimulation intensity levels; and a computer system. One or more physical processors being programmed with computer program instructions which, when executed cause the computer system to: determine sleep stage information of the patient based on brain activity information of the patient during the sleep session from the sensor; provide input to the sensory stimulator based on the determined sleep stage information of the patient, the provided input causing the sensory stimulator to deliver the sensory stimulation to the patient; obtain stimulation response information from the patient, the stimulation response information including patient brain response to the delivered sensory stimulation; and determine a range of the stimulation intensity levels within which the patient brain response reaches a threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Tsvetomira Kirova TSONEVA, Gary Nelson GARCIA MOLINA, Stefan PFUNDTNER, Sander Theodoor PASTOOR
  • Publication number: 20200306494
    Abstract: Typically, high NREM stage N3 sleep detection accuracy is achieved using a frontal electrode referenced to an electrode at a distant location on the head (e.g., the mastoid, or the earlobe). For comfort and design considerations it is more convenient to have active and reference electrodes closely positioned on the frontal region of the head. This configuration, however, significantly attenuates the signal, which degrades sleep stage detection (e.g., N3) performance. The present disclosure describes a deep neural network (DNN) based solution developed to detect sleep using frontal electrodes only. N3 detection is enhanced through post-processing of the soft DNN outputs. Detection of slow-waves and sleep micro-arousals is accomplished using frequency domain thresholds. Volume modulation uses a high-frequency/low-frequency spectral ratio extracted from the frontal signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Gary Nelson Garcia MOLINA, Ulf GROSSEKATHÖFER, Stojan TRAJANOVSKI, Jesse SALAZAR, Tsvetomira Kirova TSONEVA, Sander Theodoor PASTOOR, Antonio AQUINO, Adrienne HEINRICH, Birpal Singh SACHDEV
  • Patent number: 10736528
    Abstract: An electrode configured to provide electrical contact with skin of a subject is provided. The electrode includes an electrode body configured to be removably coupled with the skin of the subject and to receive electrical signals from and/or transmit electrical signals to the skin of the subject, and an electrical coupling that facilitates coupling the electrode to an external computing system. The electrode body includes a conductive silicone material configured to enable uptake or diffusion of moisture from the skin of the subject over which the electrode body is disposed; and a detergent configured to facilitate a flow of ions through the conductive silicone material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Sander Theodoor Pastoor, Lucas Johannes Anna Maria Beckers, Timon Rutger Grob, Denny Mathew, Edward Theodorus Maria Berben
  • Publication number: 20200215287
    Abstract: A patient interface face contact element comprises a surface for contacting the face of a patient, and a connection face for coupling the patient interface face contact element to a support using a magnetic coupling. The support is also provided as well as the complete patient interface. Headgear strap clips can also be retained magnetically.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: RICHARD THOMAS HAIBACH, Jr., SANDER THEODOOR PASTOOR, CHRISTOPH DOBRUSSKIN, ANDREW BLAKE KITTRIDGE, JEROME MATULA, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20200121249
    Abstract: There is provided a method and apparatus comprising a processor to provide guidance for placement of a wearable device. At least one image of the body of a subject is acquired from one or more cameras (502). The at least one acquired image is analysed to recognise body parts of the subject and to identify a body part of the subject at which to place the wearable device (504). Guidance to place the wearable device at the identified body part of the subject is provided (506).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Elise Claude Valentine TALGORN, Lucas Jacobus Franciscus GEURTS, Vincentius Paulus BUIL, Mohammed MEFTAH, Sander Theodoor PASTOOR
  • Patent number: 10617837
    Abstract: A patient interface face contact (14) element comprises a surface for contacting the face of a patient, and a connection face for coupling the patient interface face contact element to a support (15) using a magnetic coupling (30). The support is also provided as well as the complete patient interface. Headgear strap clips can also be retained magnetically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Richard Thomas Haibach, Sander Theodoor Pastoor, Christoph Dobrusskin, Andrew Blake Kittridge, Jerome Matula, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190344042
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to a system and method for delivering sensory stimulation to a user during a sleep session. The system comprises one or more sensors, one or more sensory stimulators, and one or more hardware processors. The processor(s) are configured to: determine one or more brain activity parameters indicative of sleep depth in the user based on output signals from the sensors; cause a neural network to indicate sleep stages predicted to occur at future times for the user during the sleep session; cause the sensory stimulator(s) to provide the sensory stimulation to the user based on the predicted sleep stages over time during the sleep session, and cause the sensory stimulator(s) to modulate a timing and/or intensity of the sensory stimulation based on the one or more brain activity parameters and values output from one or more intermediate layers of the neural network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Gary Nelson GARCIA MOLINA, Sander Theodoor PASTOOR, Ulf GROSSEKATHÖFER, Erik BRESCH, Adrienne HEINRICH
  • Publication number: 20190192069
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to a system configured to facilitate prediction of a sleep stage and intervention preparation in advance of the sleep stage's occurrence. The system comprises sensors configured to be placed on a subject and to generate output signals conveying information related to brain activity of the subject; and processors configured to: determine a sample representing the output signals with respect to a first time period of a sleep session; provide the sample to a prediction model at a first time of the sleep session to predict a sleep stage of the subject occurring around a second time; determine intervention information based on the prediction of the sleep stage, the intervention information indicating one or more stimulator parameters related to periheral stimulation; and cause one or more stimulators to provide the intervention to the subject around the second time of the sleep session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Gary Nelson GARCIA MOLINA, Erik BRESCH, Ulf GROSSEKATHÖFER, Adrienne HEINRICH, Sander Theodoor PASTOOR
  • Publication number: 20190151193
    Abstract: The invention provides a health device for automatically administering skin pressure-based therapies to a user. The device comprises one or more actuator members, each comprising a smart shape-changing material of a class which is disposed to change shape in response to a change in temperature or to the application of an electrical stimulus. The actuator members are controlled by a controller to apply pressure to one or more points on a user's skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Daan Anton VAN DEN ENDE, Sander Theodoor PASTOOR, Yanchun ZHANG, Kars-Michiel Hubert LENSSEN, Warner Rudolph Theophile TEN KATE, Alex IVANOV
  • Patent number: 10183142
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to a system and method for managing a sleep session of a subject. Managing the sleep session is based on cardiac activity in the subject during the sleep session. Cardiac activity, as monitored via one or more sensors worn on an extremity of the subject and/or placed at a distance from the subject, is used to determine periods of slow wave sleep. Sensory stimulation is delivered to the subject during the periods of slow wave sleep to enhance slow wave activity. Wearing a sensor on an extremity, and/or placing a sensor at a distance from the subject during sleep, as opposed to the subject wearing an EEG cap, is more comfortable for the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Gary Nelson Garcia Molina, Cristian Nicolae Presura, Stefan Pfundtner, Sander Theodoor Pastoor
  • Patent number: 10179418
    Abstract: The invention relates to a shaving device for skin hairs. The device comprises a skin-contacting surface structure (14, 15), a cutter (6) for cutting hairs in a hair-cutting area (16), a shape-changing smart material (7), and a controller for controlling activation of the shape-changing smart material during use of the shaving device. The shape-changing smart material is configured, arranged and effective to adapt the relative position and/or relative orientation between at least part of the skin-contacting surface structure (14) and at least part of the hair-cutting area (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Cornelis Petrus Hendriks, Werner Daniel Petrus Kauwenberg, Roland Alexander Van De Molengraaf, Denny Mathew, Sander Theodoor Pastoor, Rufus Eugen Deodatus Driessen, Paul Philip Thursfield, Mark Thomas Johnson, Frederick Maria Boekhorst, Willem Auke Westerhof, Daan Anton Van Den Ende
  • Publication number: 20190000338
    Abstract: An electroencephalography (EEG) system includes a support configured to be positioned at least partially around the head of a user, an EEG electrode configured to be supported by the support and to be positioned for contacting skin of the user, an actuator operatively coupled to the EEG electrode and configured to move the electrode in at least two dimensions, including an axial dimension and a lateral dimension to enable the EEG electrode to contact the skin at different locations, and one or more physical processors operatively connected with the EEG electrode and the actuator. The one or more physical processors being programmed with computer program instructions which, when executed cause the one or more physical processors to: obtain an impedance signal from the EEG electrode; and actuate the actuator to move the EEG electrode based on a comparison of the obtained impedance signal with an impedance threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Daan Anton VAN DEN ENDE, Sander Theodoor PASTOOR
  • Publication number: 20180368755
    Abstract: Systems and methods to detect sleep stages of a subject analyze physiological parameters of the subject in combination with a subject's reactions to stimuli of increasing intensity and/or stimuli having different modalities. Stimuli are provided until a predetermined level of probability is reached for the accuracy of an estimation of the sleep stage of the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Gary Nelson Garcia Molina, Sander Theodoor Pastoor, Stefan Pfundtner, Brady Alexander Riedner, Michele Bellesi, Giulio Tononi
  • Patent number: 10137276
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to a system and method for managing a sleep session of a subject. Managing the sleep session is based on slow wave activity in the subject during the sleep session. Slow wave activity is related to sleep pressure. Sleep pressure dissipates and/or decreases as the subject sleeps. The dissipation dynamics depend on a given subject. The manner in which dissipation occurs regulates the length of the given sleep session and is linked to the temporal dynamics of slow wave activity. The system is configured to determine a metric indicating sleep pressure dissipation and, responsive to the determined sleep pressure dissipation metric indicating that sleep pressure dissipation has reached a dissipation threshold level during the sleep session, wake the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Gary Nelson Garcia Molina, Giulio Tononi, Sander Theodoor Pastoor, Stefan Pfundtner, Brady Alexander Riedner, Michele Bellesi
  • Patent number: 10064578
    Abstract: Systems and methods to detect sleep stages of a subject analyze physiological parameters of the subject in combination with a subject's reactions to stimuli of increasing intensity and/or stimuli having different modalities. Stimuli are provided until a predetermined level of probability is reached for the accuracy of an estimation of the sleep stage of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignees: Koninklijke Philips N.V., Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Gary Nelson Garcia Molina, Sander Theodoor Pastoor, Stefan Pfundtner, Brady Alexander Riedner, Michele Bellesi, Giulio Tononi
  • Patent number: 10046131
    Abstract: A patient interface and a patient interface system comprise a responsive material and a method for preventing the formation of red marks due to wearing a patient interface that is pressing against the skin of a patient for a longer time and/or for reducing air leakages of the patient interface that may result from an unintended shift of the patient interface on the patient's face. The responsive material is configured for alternating the pressure exerted by the cushion element on the patient and/or the area on the patient where the pressure is exerted by the cushion element in response to a physical quantity acting on the responsive material. The formation of red marks and of air leakages can be reduced or even avoided by means of the responsive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Cornelis Petrus Hendriks, Susanne Maaike Valster, Marc Matysek, Sander Theodoor Pastoor, Roland Alexander Van De Molengraaf, Nicolaas Petrus Willard, Richard Johannus Maria Van De Ven, Joyce Van Zanten, Willem Potze, Sima Asvadi, Rudolf Maria Jozef Voncken, Jacob Roger Haartsen, Mareike Klee, Matthew John Lawrenson, Julian Charles Nolan
  • Publication number: 20180116546
    Abstract: An electrode configured to provide electrical contact with skin of a subject is provided. The electrode includes an electrode body configured to be removably coupled with the skin of the subject and to receive electrical signals from and/or transmit electrical signals to the skin of the subject, and an electrical coupling that facilitates coupling the electrode to an external computing system. The electrode body includes a conductive silicone material configured to enable uptake or diffusion of moisture from the skin of the subject over which the electrode body is disposed; and a detergent configured to facilitate a flow of ions through the conductive silicone material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Sander Theodoor PASTOOR, Lucas Johannes Anna Maria BECKERS, Timon Rutger GROB, Denny MATHEW, Edward Theodorus Maria BERBEN