Patents by Inventor Albert Jan Aitink

Albert Jan Aitink 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: 10279492
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a drive train (50) of a hair cutting appliance (10) and to a self-aligning coupling linkage (66) for a drive train (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Kin Fatt Phoon, Marcus Franciscus Eijkelkamp, Geert Willem De Goeij, Albert Jan Aitink
  • Publication number: 20190091883
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to method of manufacturing a blade set assembly (16), a blade set assembly (16), and to a hair cutting appliance (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: EVERHARDUS JOHANNES HOEXUM, WILLEM MAAT, SIEGFRIED SABLATSCHAN, MARTINUS BERNARDUS STAPELBROEK, ROEL ALEXANDER RETHMEIER, GEERT-JAN DARWINKEL (GUUS), ALBERT JAN AITINK, LUC BERNTSEN, DAAN HENDRIK GOSENSHUIS
  • Patent number: 9987759
    Abstract: A hair cutting appliance includes a mounting unit configured to couple a cutting unit to a housing. The mounting unit includes a swivel mechanism having a base portion configured to be coupled to the housing, and a top portion configured to be coupled to the cutting unit, where the base and top portions are movable with respect to each other, such that, during operation, the cutting unit is pivotably supported by the swivel mechanism, which defines a virtual pivot axis for the cutting unit. The virtual pivot axis is substantially parallel to a cutting edge of the cutting unit. In a first or shaving state of the swivel mechanism, the virtual pivot axis is located at a first position with respect to the cutting unit, and in a second or styling state, the virtual pivot axis is located at a second position that is different from the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Jeroen Molema, Albert Jan Aitink, Bram Tuijp, Hendrik Klaas Louwsma, Martinus Bernardus Stapelbroek, Robbert Freerk Johan Van Der Scheer
  • Publication number: 20180104834
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method of forming a sheet-metal based double-walled stationary blade (24) for a hair cutting appliance (10), the method comprising: providing a first pre-product layer (70), providing a second pre-product layer (72) which is separate from the first pre-product layer (70), providing a guide slot (44) for a cutter (26), and bonding the first pre-product layer (70) and the second pre-product layer (72) to one another such that the pre-product layers (70, 72) are arranged to jointly receive a to-be-mounted cutter (26), wherein the first pre-product layer (70) and the second pre-product layer (72), in the bonded state, are at least partially offset from one another to provide a defined mating clearance fit for the to-be-mounted cutter (26), wherein the pre-product layers (70, 72) are bonded to one another at their longitudinal ends such that stationary blade teeth (54) are partially formed by the first pre-product layer (70) and partially formed by the second pre- product layer
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: JASPER ZUIDERVAART, MARTINUS BERNARDUS STAPELBROEK, ALBERT JAN AITINK, ONNO HOITINGA, FOLKERT VRIJBURG
  • Publication number: 20180009121
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a hair cutting appliance (10), a blade set (22; 130; 150; 170) for a hair cutting appliance (10), and to a stationary blade (24) for said blade set (22; 130; 150; 170).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: MARTINUS BERNARDUS STAPELBROEK, JAN BENNIK, JOHAN PRAGT, REMY AMOS ABRAHAM RIPANDELLI, ROBERT FREERK JAHAN VAN DER SCHEER, JAN VAN DALEN, ALBERT JAN AITINK, ROLAND VAN STRAATEN, EVERHARDUS HOHANNES HOEXUM
  • Patent number: 9789617
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hair cutting appliance (10), a blade set (20) for a hair cutting appliance (10), and to a stationary blade (22) for said blade set (20), said blade comprising a first wall portion (44) and a second wall portion (46), each which defining a first surface (80, 82, 84), and a second surface (86, 88, 90) facing away from the first surface (80, 82, 84), and an intermediate wall portion (48) arranged between the first and the second wall portion (46), wherein the first wall portion (44) the second wall portion (46) and the intermediate wall portion (48) jointly define at least one toothed leading edge (32, 34), wherein the first surfaces (80, 82) of the first wall portion (44) and the second wall portion (46) face each other, at least at their leading edges (32, 34), the first wall portion (44), the second wall portion (46) and the intermediate wall portion (48) are interconnected at their tips (38) to define a plurality of teeth (40), wherein the first surfaces (80, 82) of the fir
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILLIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Martinus Bernardus Stapelbroek, Jan Bennik, Albert Jan Aitink, Robbert Freerk Van Der Scheer, Remy Ripandelli, Johan Pragt, Fokke Roelof Voorhorst
  • Patent number: 9782903
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hair cutting appliance (10) and a blade set (20) for a hair cutting appliance (10), said blade set (20) being arranged to be moved through hair in a moving direction (28) to cut hair, said blade set (20) comprising a stationary blade (22), comprising a first wall portion (44), and a second wall portion (46), each wall portion defining a first surface (80, 82, 84), a second surface (86, 88, 90), and at least one toothed leading edge (32, 34) comprising a plurality of mutually spaced apart projections (36), wherein the toothed leading edge (32, 34) at least partially extends in a transverse direction (Y, t) relative to the moving direction (28), wherein the mutually spaced apart projections (36) at least partially extend forwardly in a longitudinal direction (X, r) approximately perpendicular to the transverse direction (Y, t), wherein the first surfaces (80, 82) of the first wall portion (44) and the second wall portion (46) face each other, at least at their leading edges (3
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Martinus Bernardus Stapelbroek, Jan Bennik, Albert Jan Aitink, Robbert Freerk Van der Scheer
  • Publication number: 20170246751
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a cutting appliance (10), a blade set (20), and to a cutter (24) and a stationary blade (22) for said blade set (20). Said cutter (24) comprising a main portion (78), particularly a substantially flat main portion obtained from sheet metal material, at least one toothed leading edge (80) protruding from the main portion (78), the at least one toothed leading edge (80) comprising a plurality of teeth (82), and at least one scraping portion (300) comprising a tapered scraper profile (302, 304, 306) at least partially extending in a longitudinal direction (X) that is perpendicular to a cutting motion direction (126) of the cutter (24), wherein the at least one scraping portion (300) is, in a mounted state, arranged to contact a stationary blade (22) of the blade set (20) at a first wall (100) thereof to scrape off accumulated dirt and debris when the cutter (24) and the stationary blade (22) are moved with respect to each other when in operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2015
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: ESTHER VREDEVELD, ALBERT JAN AITINK, ROBERT ALEXANDER VAN EIBEREN SANTHAGENS
  • Publication number: 20170120466
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a drive train (50) of a hair cutting appliance (10) and to a self-aligning coupling linkage (66) for a drive train (50).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: KIN FATT PHOON, MARCUS FRANCISCUS EIJKELKAMP, GEERT WILLEM DE GOEIJ, ALBERT JAN AITINK
  • Publication number: 20170113361
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a hair cutting appliance (10), a blade set (20) for a hair cutting appliance (10), and to a stationary blade (22) for said blade set (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: FRANSISCUS HERMANNUS FEIJEN, SIEGFRIED LATSCHAN, GEERT VEENSTRA, WOUTER VAN KEMPEN, JACOB WILLEM KROON, ALBERT JAN AITINK
  • Publication number: 20170028574
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a hair cutting appliance (10) arranged to be moved through hair in a moving direction (28) in order to cut hair. The hair cutting appliance (10) having: a housing portion (12), a blade set (20) having a skin-facing top surface (32), and a releasable attachment comb (50). The blade set (20) is arranged pivotably with respect to the housing portion (12). The attachment comb (50) comprises a supporting frame (52), at least one spacing guard element (58) arranged to space the blade set (20) from a working surface when in operation, a mounting portion (60) arranged to be attached to a housing portion (12) of the hair cutting appliance (10), and an orientation determining portion (62) arranged to engage the blade set (20) and to define a locking orientation of the blade set (20) when mounted to the hair cutting appliance (10). The present disclosure further relates to an attachment comb (50) for use with a hair cutting appliance (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: LUCA IACCARINO, BRITT ROUMEN, MARTINUS BERNARDUS STAPELBROEK, JAN BENNIK, JOHAN PRAGT, REMY AMOS ABRAHAM RIPANDELLI, ROBBERT FREERK JOHAN VAN DER SCHEER, ALBERT JAN AITINK, ROALAND VAN STRAATEN, EVERHARDUS JOHANNES HOEXUM, JAN VAN DALEN
  • Publication number: 20160271815
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hair cutting appliance (10) comprising a mounting unit (30) for coupling a cutting unit (18) and a housing (12) thereof, and to a mounting unit (30), the mounting unit (30) comprising a swivel mechanism (32) comprising a base portion (38) arranged to be coupled to a housing (12), and a top portion (46) arranged to be coupled to a cutting unit (18), wherein the base portion (38) and the top portion (46) are movable with respect to each other, such that, during operation, the cutting unit (18) is pivotably supported by the swivel mechanism (32), wherein the swivel mechanism (32) defines a virtual pivot axis (p) for the cutting unit (18), the virtual pivot axis (p) being substantially parallel to a cutting edge (29) of the cutting unit (18),wherein, in a first state (I) of the swivel mechanism (32) in which the cutting unit (18) is adapted for shaving, the virtual pivot axis (p) is located at a first position (p) with respect to the cutting unit (18), and wherein, in a second s
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: JEROEN MOLEMA, ALBERT JAN AITINK, BRAM TUIJP, HENDRIK KLAAS LOUWSMA, MARTINUS BERNARDUS STAPELBROEK, ROBBERT FREERK JOHAN VAN DER SCHEER
  • Publication number: 20160271814
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hair cutting appliance (10) comprising a blade set (20), and to a blade set (20) of a hair cutting appliance (10). The blade set (20) is arranged to be moved through hair in an assumed moving direction (28) to cut hair. The blade set (20) comprises a stationary blade (22), a movable blade (24), and a lateral protecting element (56). The stationary blade (22) comprises at least one toothed cutting edge (32, 34), a lateral end (30), and a first surface (48) that is arranged, when in use for shaving purposes, as a skin-contacting surface. The movable blade (24) comprises a toothed cutting edge (32, 34). The stationary blade (22) and the movable blade (24) are arranged to be reciprocally moved with respect to each other in a cutting direction (Y) that is basically perpendicular to the assumed moving direction (28).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: JAN BENNIK, ROBBERT FREERK JOHAN VAN DER SCHEER, MARTINUS BERNARDUS STAPELBROEK, ALBERT JAN AITINK, EVERHARDUS JOHANNES HOEXUM
  • Publication number: 20160236362
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hair cutting appliance (10), a blade set (20) for a hair cutting appliance (10), and to a stationary blade (22) for said blade set (20), said blade comprising a first wall portion (44) and a second wall portion (46), each wall portion defining a first surface (80, 82, 84), a second surface (86, 88, 90), and at least one toothed leading edge (32, 34) comprising a plurality of mutually spaced apart projections (36) provided with respective tips (38), wherein the first surfaces (80, 82) of the first wall portion (44) and the second wall portion (46) face each other, at least at their leading edges (32, 34), where in facing projections (36)along the leading edges (32, 34) of the first and second wall portions (46) are mutually connected at their tips (38) to define a plurality of teeth (40), wherein the first surfaces (80, 82) of the first wall portion (44) and the second wall portion (46) define there between a guide slot (76) for a movable blade (24) of said blade set (20), an
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: MARTINUS BERNARDUS STAPELBROEK, JAN BENNIK, ALBERT JAN AITINK, ROBBERT FREERK VAN DER SCHEER, REMY RIPANDELLI
  • Publication number: 20160236361
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hair cutting appliance (10), a blade set (20) for a hair cutting appliance (10), and to a stationary blade (22) for said blade set (20), said blade comprising a first wall portion (44) and a second wall portion (46), each which defining a first surface (80, 82, 84), and a second surface (86, 88, 90) facing away from the first surface (80, 82, 84), and an intermediate wall portion (48) arranged between the first and the second wall portion (46), wherein the first wall portion (44) the second wall portion (46) and the intermediate wall portion (48) jointly define at least one toothed leading edge (32, 34), wherein the first surfaces (80, 82) of the first wall portion (44) and the second wall portion (46) face each other, at least at their leading edges (32, 34), the first wall portion (44), the second wall portion (46) and the intermediate wall portion (48) are interconnected at their tips (38) to define a plurality of teeth (40), wherein the first surfaces (80, 82) of the fir
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: MARTINUS BERNARDUS STAPELBROEK, JAN BENNIK, ALBERT JAN AITINK, ROBBERT FREERK VAN DER SCHEER, REMY RIPANDELLI, JOHAN PRAGT, FOKKE ROELOF VOORHORST
  • Publication number: 20160229071
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hair cutting appliance (10) and a blade set (20) for a hair cutting appliance (10), said blade set (20) being arranged to be moved through hair in a moving direction (28) to cut hair, said blade set (20) comprising a stationary blade (22), comprising a first wall portion (44), and a second wall portion (46), each wall portion defining a first surface (80, 82, 84), a second surface (86, 88, 90), and at least one toothed leading edge (32, 34) comprising a plurality of mutually spaced apart projections (36), wherein the toothed leading edge (32, 34) at least partially extends in a transverse direction (Y, t) relative to the moving direction (28), wherein the mutually spaced apart projections (36) at least partially extend forwardly in a longitudinal direction (X, r) approximately perpendicular to the transverse direction (Y, t), wherein the first surfaces (80, 82) of the first wall portion (44) and the second wall portion (46) face each other, at least at their leading edges (3
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: MARTINUS BERNARDUS STAPELBROEK, JAN BENNIK, ALBERT JAN AITINK, ROBBERT FREERK VAN DER SCHEER
  • Patent number: 8844141
    Abstract: A shaver (1) includes a handle (2), at least two rotary shaving heads (5), driven by at least one drive shaft (15; 115; 215) which protrudes from the handle (2), and a support structure (6) for supporting the shaving heads (5) onto the handle (2) so as to have their joined shaving surface(s) extend substantially perpendicular to the at least one drive shaft (15; 115; 215). The support structure (6) is configured such, that a space (A), restricted at one side by the shaving heads (5) and at the opposite side by the handle (2), is substantially open to its remaining, surrounding side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Albertus Johannes Cornelis Van Der Borst, Bart J. Massee, Paul Anton Josef Ackermans, Wilko Westerhof, Albert Jan Aitink, Ype Brada
  • Patent number: 8261452
    Abstract: A shaving device comprises a head structure (2) and a base structure (4). The head structure (2) is configured to retain and support at least one shaving head (30A, 30B, 30C). The head structure (2) is releasably retainable on the base structure (4). The base structure (4) is free of support elements in an area of an outer circumference of the head structure (2) such that the head structure (2), when coupled to the base structure (4), is not supported in the area of its outer circumference. The head structure (2), when coupled to the base structure (4), is substantially only retained on the base structure (4) by a retaining force provided by a retaining structure of the base structure (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Wilko Westerhof, Mattheus Jacobus Van Der Meer, Albert Jan Aitink, Harold Wolf, Oege Smedinga
  • Patent number: 8245404
    Abstract: An inner cutter unit for a rotary shaver includes cutter blades arranged at different radii from a rotation axis of the unit. Depending on their respective positions within the unit, the respective cutter blades may be provided with different wedge angles and/or different bending resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.A.
    Inventors: Wllem Minkes, Bastiaan Johannes De Wit, Albert Jan Aitink
  • Patent number: 8151467
    Abstract: A cutter member for a rotary shaver includes a number of cutters arranged in at least two rings around a central axis, and a number of upwardly bent arms connecting the cutters to the central base. The rings are formed by bending some of the arms more outward and/or inward than others. Further, the cutter member may be made by consecutively cutting a blank of sheet material so as to have a number of arms with cutters and by bending some of the arms more outward and/or inward than others, so as to arrange the cutters in the at least two rings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Minkes Wllem, Bastiaan Johannes De Wit, Albert Jan Aitink