Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Ernestine C. Bartlett
  • Patent number: 6986218
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of connecting a housing part (1) of an iron to a water tank (2) of the iron. The water tank (2) comprises a top part (3) and a bottom part (4). The method includes a watertight connection between these top and bottom parts. To make a simple and inexpensive connection between the housing part (10) and the water tank parts (3, 4) an edge (15) of the housing part (1), an edge (10) of the top part (3) of the water tank (2) and an edge (8) of the bottom part (4) of the water tank (2) are connected to each other in a single process step by means of mirror welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Kam W. Choy, Siew C. Yeo
  • Patent number: 6888302
    Abstract: A low-pressure mercury discharge lamp comprising an inner bulb, which forms a gas discharge vessel and the wall of which is made of a material which is transparent to electromagnetic radiation and is coated with a phosphor, and comprising an outer bulb surrounding the inner bulb, the wall of which contains an UV-A phosphor, and comprising means for generating and maintaining a low-pressure mercury gas discharge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Thomas Juestel, Cornelis Reinder Ronda, Hans Nikol
  • Patent number: 6861805
    Abstract: The invention relates to a high-pressure discharge lamp of the ceramic metal halide type of the Philips MasterColor series having a molybdenum coil wrapped around the discharge vessel and at least a portion of the electrode feed through means, and having power ranges of about 150 W to about 1000 W. Such lamps are provided with a discharge vessel which encloses a discharge space. The discharge vessel has a ceramic wall and is closed by a ceramic plug. An electrode which is located inside the discharge space is connected to an electric conductor by way of a leadthrough element. The leadthrough element projects through the ceramic plug with a close fit and is connected thereto in a gastight manner by way of a sealing ceramic. The leadthrough element has a first part which is formed by a cermet at the area of the gastight connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Andrew D. Jackson, Ray G. Gibson, III, Sarah A. Carleton, Shiming Wu, Louis N. Kowalczyk, Thomas Steere, Jay J. Palmer, John C. Alderman, John E. Conrad, Sr., Kent L. Collins
  • Patent number: 6848811
    Abstract: The invention relates to a reflector lamp at least comprising a bulb (1) having a closure (2) from which at least one current conductor (3) extends to the exterior, and a reflector (4) having at least a reflecting contour (5) and a reflector neck (6), wherein the closure (2) is arranged in the reflector neck (6), and at least one current conductor (3) is passed through the bottom (7) of the reflector neck (6), while the bulb (1) is supported in the interior of the reflector neck (6) by means of contact surfaces (8), and all current conductors (3) are passed through the bottom (7) of the reflector neck (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Jereon Christiaan Langevoort, Bruno Thoenessen, Eva Maria Siegert
  • Patent number: 6833677
    Abstract: The invention relates to a high-pressure discharge lamp of the ceramic metal halide type of the Philips MasterColor® series having power ranges of about 150 W to about 1000 W. Such lamps are provided with a discharge vessel which encloses a discharge space. The discharge vessel has a ceramic wall and is closed by a ceramic plug. An electrode which is located inside the discharge space is connected to an electric conductor by way of a leadthrough element. The leadthrough element projects through the ceramic plug with a close fit and is connected thereto in a gas-tight manner by way of a sealing ceramic. The leadthrough element has a first part which is formed by a cermet at the area of the gas-tight connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Andrew D. Jackson, Ray G. Gibson, III, Sarah A. Carleton, Shiming Wu, Louis N. Kowalczyk, Thomas Steere, Jay J. Palmer, John C. Alderman, John E. Conrad, Sr., Kent L. Collins
  • Patent number: 6831414
    Abstract: The high-pressure discharge lamp (1) comprises a lamp vessel (2) having a wall (3) which is exposed to a wall load of at least 30 W/cm2 during operation of the lamp, and a discharge space (4) in which a electrodes (5a, 5b) are disposed. The discharge space (4) has a filling that comprises mercury, argon, and halides (not fluoride) of tin and indium, to which filling an alkali halide is added, the alkali being potassium, rubidium, or cesium, and the halide being chlorine, bromine, or iodine. The high-pressure discharge lamp (1) according to the invention has an improved resistance to corrosion and to crystallization of the quartz glass wall (3) because of shielding or spacer means (8) by which a direct contact between electrode rods (30) and the wall (3) of the lamp vessel (2) is counteracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Willem Van Erk, Arnoldus Henricus Franciscus Maria Toonders
  • Patent number: 6822385
    Abstract: A gas discharge lamp fitted with a gas discharge vessel filled with a gas filling is suitable for a gas discharge which emits VUV radiation, with a luminophore coating containing a down conversion luminophore and with means for igniting and maintaining a gas discharge in which the down conversion luminophore has in a host lattice a pair of activators of the a first lanthanoid ion and a second lanthanoid ion and a sensitizer selected from the group of the cerium (III) ion, praseodymium (III) ion, neodymium (III) ion, samarium (III) ion, europium (III) ion, gadolinium (III) ion, terbium (III) ion, dysprosium (III) ion, holmium (III) ion, erbium (III) ion, thulium (III) ion, ytterbium (III) ion and lutetium (III) ion, is environmentally friendly and has a high lamp efficiency &eegr;lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics, N.V.
    Inventors: Koert Oskam, Andries Meijerink
  • Patent number: 6818453
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a non-fluorescent label which is suitable for making a charge-transfer fluorescent probe having a donor-bridge-acceptor structure, characterized in that the label comprises a maleimide moiety and the donor-bridge-acceptor structure, wherein the bridge is a group which leads to an all-trans orbital coupling of the donor and the acceptor, and the donor-bridge-acceptor structure has a higher energy charge-transfer emissive state than at least one non-emissive state of part of the label comprising the maleimide moiety, which non-emissive state must have a higher energy than the charge-transfer emissive state of the donor-bridge-acceptor structure after coupling of the maleimide moiety to a suitable system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Johannes W. Hofstraat, Jan W. Verhoeven, Marijn Goes
  • Patent number: 6811535
    Abstract: A device (1) for monitoring a vital sign of a living subject, comprising a measuring unit (2) for measuring at least one physical quantity indicative of said vital sign at an area (8) overlying an artery (7) of the subject, which measuring unit (2) is provided on a carrier (3) to be worn by the subject during operation, and a processing unit (4) for processing the measured physical quantity into a value for the vital sign, which device (1) is provided with at least one detector (5) for detecting the position of the measuring unit (2) relative to the artery (7) of the subject during operation and for actuating a feedback signal (Ufeedback) in dependence on this position. The user can move the device (1) relative to the artery (7) until the feedback signal (Ufeedback) is given, and thus a correct positioning of the measuring unit (2) relative to the artery (7) is achieved in an easy manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Yoram Palti, Yoram Wasserman, Israel Urbach, Baruch Glick, Aviran Itzhaki, Doron Kopel
  • Patent number: 6802637
    Abstract: In a hand mixer (1) having two mains terminals (10, 11) and having interference suppression means (16) for a motor (27) and having a switching means configuration (130) which includes speed switching means (60) for switching the speed of the motor (27) to different lower speed values and start means (61) for starting the motor (27) at a higher speed, the two mains terminals (10, 11) and the speed switching means (60) and the start means (61) and preferably also the interference suppression means are connected mechanically and electrically to form a module (9), all the electrical connections between said parts of the module (9) being realized on the module (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Jan Juriga, Hans Peter Krall, Martin Sonnek
  • Patent number: 6803900
    Abstract: Radiation from a collimated linear source (7, 8) is directed partly into a light guide structure (6) and partly glancing over the surface of the light guide structure (6). The radiation (15, 20) travelling inside the light guide is coupled out by micro-optical structures to illuminate the underlying reflective or superlying transmissive LCD. Radiation (17A, 17B) travelling across the surface outside the light guide (6) is directed towards an array of light sensitive detectors. Interruption of this radiation by a pen (21) or a finger (21) is detected and the position of the interruption is deduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Bruce I. Berkoff, Hugo John Cornelissen
  • Patent number: 6803721
    Abstract: The invention relates to a halogen incandescent lamp for operating on line voltage, at least comprising a hermetically sealed, cylindrical bulb (2) made from transparent material, a filling made from inert gas and a halogen additive, a luminous element (4), a current supply system, and a mount (5), which is formed from a single-piece support wire, one end region of which is bent away transversely to the lamp axis, and which retains the luminous element (4) in the vicinity of the end of the bulb (2) remote from the pinch, wherein a luminous element (4) bent virtually into a U-shape is arranged symmetrically relative to the lamp axis, the luminous element (4) is held twice by the mount (5) in the region of the portion of the luminous element (4) which is arranged transverse to the lamp axis, and one end of the mount (5) is fixed in a pinch (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Bernd Hofmann, Andreas Wever, Heinz-Josef Offermanns, Dieter Rosenbaum
  • Patent number: 6802816
    Abstract: A method for measuring blood pressure during a limited number of blood pressure cycles at an area overlying an artery of a living subject, includes applying a pressure (P) to the artery for occluding the artery in response to a pressure signal. Subsequently the pressure is released to re-open the artery in response to a pressure release signal. A delay time is computed, by comparing a first time duration with a second time duration. The delay time is from a reference point in time after which a next pressure release signal is to be supplied to a device for applying a pressure. A pressure to be applied to the artery in a next measuring cycle is computed. Subsequently a pressure signal and a pressure release signal corresponding to the computed pressure and delay time are supplied to the device for applying a pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Yoram Palti, Yoram Wasserman, Baruch Glick, Israel Urbach
  • Patent number: 6800998
    Abstract: In a discharge lamp comprising a discharge vessel surrounded by an outer bulb filled with nitrogen, a hydrogen getter is used comprising more than 80% by weight of Zr and Co and one or more elements chosen from the rare earth elements. The getter effectively removes hydrogen from the outer bulb and is not poisoned by nitrogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Bennie Josephus De Maagt
  • Patent number: 6798138
    Abstract: The invention relates to a halogen incandescent lamp for motor vehicles with an elongate bulb which is closed at one end and has a vacuumtight pinch seal at the other end, with at least one incandescent element arranged in the bulb, with a lamp cap connected to the pinch seal, and with current supply leads which are passed through the pinch seal to the incandescent element, with an annular optical filter which is provided at the closed end of the bulb. It is possible with such a halogen incandescent lamp in a simple manner both to change the subjective impression of the generated light and to improve the objective properties through emphasizing of a desired region of the spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Rolf Gervelmeyer, Heinz Schloemer, Ralf Schaefer, Leo Wings, Franz-Josef Brueckmann
  • Patent number: D501264
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics, N.V.
    Inventors: Kin Man Ernest To, Hongmei Hu, Xiaojun Zhu
  • Patent number: D497149
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Wilfried Johan Paul Ferdinand Daniels
  • Patent number: D497356
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Michael Jerome
  • Patent number: RE38634
    Abstract: The system comprises, for example, an electric shaver (1) and a cartridge (2) mounted in a chamber (12) of the shaver (1). The shaver (1) comprises a shaving head (3) having drivable cutters (31) and an electric motor (11) for driving the cutters (31) via a coupling pin (14). The cartridge (2) comprises a reservoir (25) for holding an auxiliary fluid. This auxiliary fluid may, for example, serve to reduce the friction between the shaving head (3) and the skin of a user. The cartridge (2) has an outlet channel (22) and a diaphragm pump (23) for feeding the auxiliary fluid from the reservoir (21) to the outlet channel (22). For the actuation of the diaphragm pump (23) the shaver (1) comprises a button (15) and a lever (17) which is pivotable about a pivot (18). When the button (15) is pressed the diaphragm pump (23) is actuated and a small amount of the auxiliary fluid is applied to the skin of a user via an outlet opening (32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Willem A. Westerhof, Schelte Heeringa
  • Patent number: D500021
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Alfred Hu