Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Ernestine C. Bartlett
  • Patent number: 6796950
    Abstract: In a massaging apparatus (1) comprising a suction chamber (12) bounded by chamber walls (13, 14, 15, 16) and a pump (19) for the generation of a partial vacuum inside the suction chamber (12) and thus forming a skin fold (20) which is drawn into the suction space inside the suction chamber (12), as well as two rollers (21, 22) to be placed onto a body area (3), the two rollers (21, 22) can be driven by a motor (27) via a drive transmission (28), and the roller (21) which is disposed at the front, as viewed in the operating direction (4), is arranged inside the suction chamber (12), and the roller (22) which is disposed at the rear, as viewed in the operating direction (4), is arranged outside the suction chamber (12), the circumferential surface (25) of the roller (21) which is disposed at the front, as viewed in the operating direction (4), advantageously consisting of a material having a friction value higher than that of the material of the roller which is disposed at the rear, as viewed in the operating d
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Ingo Müller
  • Patent number: 6791247
    Abstract: The lamp of the invention has three lead rods (6, 7, 8) and two filament structure bodies (13). Each of the two filament structure bodies has three filaments (13a, 13b, 13c). All the filaments (13a, 13b, 13c) are arranged around the outside of the three lead rods (6, 7, 8). Since light from each of the filaments (13a, 13b, 13c) reaches outside of the lamp (1) without the light travel being hindered by the three rods (6, 7, 8), the light from the filaments (13a, 13b, 13c) is uniformly radiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Toshio Takahashi
  • Patent number: 6789915
    Abstract: A road-marking system comprising at least a first (1) and a second road-marking unit (2) each having an emission surface (10; 20), the first unit comprising a first light source (21, 21′ . . . ) and the second unit comprising a second light source (22, 22′ . . . ). Each unit has a shape adapted to a saw-cut recess (9) accommodating the unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Lucas Leo Desiree Van Der Poel, Gerrit Gijsbertus Van Bochove, Leonardus Urbanus Emile Konings, Antonius Henricus Maria Raaijmakers
  • Patent number: 6787979
    Abstract: A rare-gas low-pressure discharge lamp for generating ultraviolet light, in particular for cosmetic or therapeutic purposes, has a discharge vessel which is filled with rare gas and is at least partly transparent to UV light and which is at least partly coated with a phosphor which radiates UV light upon excitation by an excitation radiation produced in the discharge vessel so as to utilize a desired spectral range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Thomas Juestel, Hans Nikol, Cornelis Jojakim Jalink
  • Patent number: 6784960
    Abstract: The invention relates to a liquid-crystal display device comprising a display cell and a plurality of retardation foils of polymerized or vitrified liquid-crystal material, whose liquid-crystal molecules have a tilt angle with respect to a plane parallel to the substrates, which retardation foils have substantially complementary indicatrices so that each one of the retardation foils brings about the compensation of approximately half the display cell in the driven state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics, N.V.
    Inventors: Peter Van De Witte, Johannes A. M. M. Van Haaren, Rifat A. M. Hikmet, Dirk J. Broer
  • Patent number: 6781302
    Abstract: A low mercury consumption electric lamp is provided having a a layer of a luminescent material comprising a phosphor derived from a mixture of a blue-halo calcium halophosphate phosphor having an average particle size within the range of about 6.6 to about 10 microns; a calcium-yellow calcium halophosphate phosphor having an average particle size within the range of about 9.0 to about 13 microns; and fines of a warm-white calcium halophosphate phosphor, preferably having an average particle size of about 4.62.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Gary A. Sigai, Snehasish S. Ghosh, David Curtis Nesting, Brett A. Carter
  • Patent number: 6781259
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrical apparatus having an actuator including at least two permanent magnets (1, 1a) and at least one electrical coil (2) which is movably supported by means of a swing arm (3), which coil is arranged to be traversed by magnetic fields of the permanent magnets (1, 1a), the actuator having a cage (4), which encloses the coil (2) and the permanent magnets (1, 1a), as a closed magnetic return path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Dirk Hente
  • Patent number: 6777875
    Abstract: The electric lamp (1) has a lamp vessel (2), wherein an electric element (3) is accommodated. Said element is connected to current conductors (4), molybdenum end portions (5) of which extend outside the lamp vessel and have a skin of titanium nitride or chromium carbide as a protection against oxidation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Maarten Walter Steinman, Mathias Leonardus Maria Tunissen
  • Patent number: 6777098
    Abstract: A marking (3 to 5) is provided in a surface (8) of an element (1) which comprises a substrate (6) of aluminum or an alloy thereof and an anodized outer layer (7) in that a region (10) of the surface (8) is irradiated with a laser beam such that at least one visual property of the surface (8) in said region (10) is changed and a visual marking (3 to 5) is obtained which is observable to the human eye. The laser beam penetrates the anodized outer layer (7) at least to a major degree and induces the change in the at least one visual property substantially locally only in a zone (9) where the anodized outer layer (7) adjoins the substrate (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Keng Kit Yeo
  • Patent number: 6766824
    Abstract: The valve comprises a flexible resilient valve member which is positioned in a flexible fluid line in a fluid-tight relationship therewith. An actuating element, such as a ring-shaped member, surrounds the valve member, and an actuating coil is positioned adjacent the ring member. An electrical control signal energizes the coil in operation, producing a magnetic field which moves the actuating element to deform the valve member, opening the valve. Termination of the electrical signal permits the valve member to return to its normal closed position arrangement. A feedback control system is provided for the valve which includes providing pre-established limits on time and volume of fluid delivery. Determinations are successively made as to whether such limitations have been met, and the control valve is closed when one such limitation has been met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Richard K. Taylor
  • Patent number: 6763591
    Abstract: The invention relates to a waterproof housing (1) of an apparatus, for example an electrically rechargeable shaving device, which housing (1) is provided with at least one opening (3a,3b) in a wall (1a), which opening is sealed off by means of a foil (4) permitting the equalization of a pressure difference between the inside of the housing and the outer atmosphere. In order to provide means for the equalization of a pressure difference suitable for all kinds of apparatuses, which means are not susceptible of contamination and at the same time are capable of equalizing pressure differences, the foil (4) is elastically deformable and provided with at least one incision (8,9) of which the cutting edges can yield owing to a pressure difference across said foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Mattheus Jacobus Van Der Meer
  • Patent number: 6763090
    Abstract: A telephone set starts ringing when receiving in incoming call. The user of the telephone set is able to give an on-hold user command given after start of said signaling. In response to the on-hold command the incoming call is placed automatically on-hold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Chiwei Che, Ya-Cherng Chu
  • Patent number: 6752310
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrically conductive wire (1) comprising two spaced solder balls (2) thereon and flux (4) in the space (3) between the solder balls for making a circuit connection between electrically conductive members on opposite surfaces of a substrate. The wire (1) is inserted in a through-hole of the substrate and soldered by a customary soldering process, like wave soldering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Eddy W. Vanhoutte, Gilbert De Clercq
  • Patent number: D492118
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Jamie Mc Currach, Daniel Greene
  • Patent number: D494688
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Martin Van de Ven, Hongmei Hu
  • Patent number: D495055
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Daniel A. Silber
  • Patent number: D495092
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Bart Johannes Massee
  • Patent number: D495830
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Michiel Cornelissen
  • Patent number: D496268
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Edward I. Stamm, Jr., Gregg Heard, Jenni Heerink
  • Patent number: D496467
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Marten Frans Elkerbout