Patents by Inventor Britt Roumen

Britt Roumen 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: 10856715
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a nozzle arrangement (10) of a cleaning device (100) for cleaning a surface (20), comprising: —a nozzle housing (28); —a rotating brush (12) that is rotatable about a brush axis (14) and comprises a substantially cylindrical core element (52) with flexible brush elements (16) that are arranged on a circumferential surface (56) of the core element (52), wherein said brush elements (16) are configured to contact the surface to be cleaned (20) and pick up dirt and liquid particles (22, 24) from the surface to be cleaned (20) during a rotation of the rotating brush (12); —a drive for driving the rotating brush (12); —a liquid supplying arrangement (58) for supplying a cleansing liquid (68) to the rotating brush (12); —a wiping element (32) for wiping dirt and liquid particles (22, 24) across or off the surface to be cleaned (20), wherein said wiping element (32) extends along a longitudinal direction (48), which is arranged substantially parallel to the brush axis (14), and wherei
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Tseard Van Der Kooi, Britt Roumen, Pieter Kingma, Matthijs Hendrikus Lubbers
  • Publication number: 20200329902
    Abstract: The invention provides a mixing apparatus. The mixing apparatus includes a first container, wherein the first container comprises: a first port; and a mixing chamber. The mixing apparatus further includes a second container, wherein the second container is adapted to receive the first container, and a seal disposed between the first container and the second container. In addition, the mixing apparatus includes a channel between the first port and the mixing chamber, wherein the channel is defined by the seal and the first container. In some examples, the seal includes: a first seal portion; and a transition seal portion, the transition portion comprising: a seal split; and an air intake channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Britt Roumen, Bart-Jan Zwart
  • Publication number: 20200329903
    Abstract: The mixing apparatus includes a first container, wherein the first container comprises: a first port; and a mixing chamber. The mixing apparatus further includes a second container where the second container is adapted to receive the first container, and a seal disposed between the first container and the second container. In addition, the mixing apparatus includes a channel between the first port and the mixing chamber, where the channel is defined by the seal and the first container. In some examples, the seal includes: a first seal portion; and a transition seal portion, the transition portion includes a seal split; and an air intake channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Britt Roumen, Tim Gerard Tibbe, Bart-Jan Zwart
  • Publication number: 20200331156
    Abstract: A hair cutting appliance is configured to be moved through hair in a moving direction in order to cut hair. The hair cutting appliance includes a housing portion, a blade set having a skin-facing top surface, and a releasable attachment comb. The blade set is arranged pivotably with respect to the housing portion. The attachment comb includes a supporting frame, at least one spacing guard element configured to space the blade set from a working surface when in operation, a mounting portion configured to be attached to a housing portion of the hair cutting appliance, and an orientation determining portion configured to engage the blade set and to define a locking orientation of the blade set when mounted to the hair cutting appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Luca IACCARINO, Britt ROUMEN, Martinus Bernardus STAPELBROEK, Jan BENNIK, John PRAGT, Remy Amos Abraham RIPANDELLI, Robbert Freerk Johan VAN DER SCHEER, Albert Jan AITINK, Roland VAN STRAATEN, Everhardus Johannes HOEXUM, Jan VAN DALEN
  • Patent number: 10730197
    Abstract: A hair cutting appliance is configured to be moved through hair in a moving direction in order to cut hair. The hair cutting appliance includes a housing portion, a blade set having a skin-facing top surface, and a releasable attachment comb. The blade set is arranged pivotably with respect to the housing portion. The attachment comb includes a supporting frame, at least one spacing guard element configured to space the blade set from a working surface when in operation, a mounting portion configured to be attached to a housing portion of the hair cutting appliance, and an orientation determining portion configured to engage the blade set and to define a locking orientation of the blade set when mounted to the hair cutting appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    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, Roalnd Van Straaten, Everhardus Johannes Hoexum, Jan Van Dalen
  • Patent number: 10413143
    Abstract: A nozzle arrangement including a brush provided with brush elements having tip portions for contacting a surface and picking up dirt and/or liquid during rotation of the brush about a brush axis, a driving mechanism for rotating the brush, a first deflector element with a first deflector surface that extends substantially parallel to the brush axis and that interacts with the brush during the rotation of the brush for releasing the picked-up dirt and/or the liquid particles, and a second deflector element that is spaced apart from the brush and the first deflector element, the second deflector element having a second deflector surface that is oriented at an angle to the first deflector surface, wherein the second deflector surface deflects the dirt and/or liquid particles, which are released from the brush at the first deflector surface, into an exhaust channel that begins between the first and second deflector elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Tseard Van der Kooi, Britt Roumen, Matthijs Hendrikus Lubbers, Ralph Pierre Krebbers
  • 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: 20160256025
    Abstract: Cleaning device for cleaning a surface (20), the cleaning device having a nozzle arrangement (10) comprising: —a brush (12) rotatable about a brush axis (14), said brush (12) being provided with brush elements (16) having tip portions (18) for contacting the surface to be cleaned (20) and picking up dirt and/or liquid particles (22, 24) from the surface (20) during the rotation of the brush (12), —a drive means for rotating the brush (12), —a first deflector element (32) with a first deflector surface (33) that extends substantially parallel to the brush axis (14), wherein the first deflector surface (33) is configured to interact with the brush (12) during the rotation of the brush (12) for releasing the picked-up dirt and/or the liquid particles (22, 24) from the brush (12), and —a second deflector element (34) that is spaced apart from the brush (12) and the first deflector element (32), the second deflector element (34) comprising a second deflector surface (35a) that is oriented transverse to the first d
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: JOHANNES TSEARD VAN DER KOOI, BRITT ROUMEN, MATTHIJS HENDRIKUS LUBBERS, RAPLH PIERRE KREBBERS
  • Patent number: 9414728
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a nozzle arrangement (10) for a cleaning device (100) for cleaning a surface, the nozzle arrangement comprising: —a brush (12) rotatable about a brush axis (14), the brush being provided with flexible brush elements (16) having tip portions (18) for contacting the surface to be cleaned (20) and picking up dirt and/or liquid particles (22, 24) from the surface (20) during the rotation of the brush (12), wherein the brush (12) is at least partly surrounded by a nozzle housing (28) and protrudes at least partly from a bottom side (30) of the nozzle housing (28), —a squeegee element (32) which is spaced apart from the brush (12) and attached to the bottom side (30) of the nozzle housing (28) on a first side (31) of the brush (12) where the brush elements (16) enter the nozzle housing (28) during the rotation of the brush (12), wherein the squeegee element (32) is configured for wiping dirt and/or liquid particles (22, 24) across or off the surface to be cleaned (20) during a movem
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Tseard Van Der Kooi, Britt Roumen, Matthijs Hendrikus Lubbers
  • Publication number: 20150327743
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a nozzle arrangement (10) of a cleaning device (100) for cleaning a surface (20), comprising: a nozzle housing (28); a rotating brush (12) that is rotatable about a brush axis (14) and comprises a substantially cylindrical core element (52) with flexible brush elements (16) that are arranged on a circumferential surface (56) of the core element (52), wherein said brush elements (16) are configured to contact the surface to be cleaned (20) and pick up dirt and liquid particles (22, 24) from the surface to be cleaned (20) during a rotation of the rotating brush (12); a drive for driving the rotating brush (12); a liquid supplying arrangement (58) for supplying a cleansing liquid (68) to the rotating brush (12); a wiping element (32) for wiping dirt and liquid particles (22, 24) across or off the surface to be cleaned (20), wherein said wiping element (32) extends along a longitudinal direction (48), which is arranged substantially parallel to the brush axis (14), and wherein sai
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: JOHANNES TSEARD VAN DER KOOI, BRITT ROUMEN, PIETER KINGMA, MATTHIJS HENDRIKUS LUBBERS
  • Patent number: 9173536
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cleaning device for cleaning a surface (20), comprising: —a brush (12) rotatable about a brush axis (14), said brush (12) being provided with flexible brush elements (16) that are substantially uniformly distributed over the periphery of the brush (12), wherein the brush (12) is at least partly surrounded by a nozzle housing (28) and protrudes at least partially from a bottom side (30) of said nozzle housing (28), which, during use of the device (100), faces the surface to be cleaned (20), wherein the brush elements (16), during the rotation of the brush (12), substantially form a sealing with the housing (28) at a first position (33) where the brush elements (16) leave the housing (28) during the rotation of the brush (12), and contact the surface to be cleaned (20) during the rotation of the brush (12) at a second position (35) for picking up dirt particles (22) and liquid (24) from said surface (20), thereby defining a suction area (34) in a space between the brush (12),
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Tseard Van Der Kooi, Britt Roumen, Pieter Kingma
  • Publication number: 20150297047
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a nozzle arrangement (10) for a cleaning device (100) for cleaning a surface, the nozzle arrangement comprising: —a brush (12) rotatable about a brush axis (14), the brush being provided with flexible brush elements (16) having tip portions (18) for contacting the surface to be cleaned (20) and picking up dirt and/or liquid particles (22, 24) from the surface (20) during the rotation of the brush (12), wherein the brush (12) is at least partly surrounded by a nozzle housing (28) and protrudes at least partly from a bottom side (30) of the nozzle housing (28), —a squeegee element (32) which is spaced apart from the brush (12) and attached to the bottom side (30) of the nozzle housing (28) on a first side (31) of the brush (12) where the brush elements (16) enter the nozzle housing (28) during the rotation of the brush (12), wherein the squeegee element (32) is configured for wiping dirt and/or liquid particles (22, 24) across or off the surface to be cleaned (20) during a movem
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: JOHANNES TSEARD VAN DER KOOI, BRITT ROUMEN, MATTHIJS HENDRIKUS LUBBERS
  • Publication number: 20140189978
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cleaning device for cleaning a surface (20), comprising: —a brush (12) rotatable about a brush axis (14), said brush (12) being provided with flexible brush elements (16) that are substantially uniformly distributed over the periphery of the brush (12), wherein the brush (12) is at least partly surrounded by a nozzle housing (28) and protrudes at least partially from a bottom side (30) of said nozzle housing (28), which, during use of the device (100), faces the surface to be cleaned (20), wherein the brush elements (16), during the rotation of the brush (12), substantially form a sealing with the housing (28) at a first position (33) where the brush elements (16) leave the housing (28) during the rotation of the brush (12), and contact the surface to be cleaned (20) during the rotation of the brush (12) at a second position (35) for picking up dirt particles (22) and liquid (24) from said surface (20), thereby defining a suction area (34) in a space between the brush (12),
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Tseard Van Der Kooi, Britt Roumen, Pieter Kingma
  • Publication number: 20140182079
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cleaning device for cleaning a surface (20), comprising: —a nozzle arrangement (10) that comprises i) a brush (12) rotatable about a brush axis (14), said brush (12) being provided with flexible brush elements (16) having tip portions (18) for contacting the surface to be cleaned (20) and picking up dirt particles (22) and liquid (24) from the surface (20) during a pick-up period when the brush elements (16) contact the surface (20) during the rotation of the brush (12), wherein a linear mass density of a plurality of the brush elements (16) is, at least at the tip portions (18), lower than 150 g per 10 km, and ii) a single squeegee element (32) for pushing or wiping dirt particles (22) and liquid (24) across or off the surface to be cleaned (20) during movement of the cleaning device (100), said squeegee element (32) being spaced apart from the brush (12) and extending substantially along a longitudinal direction (48) being substantially parallel to the brush axis (14), whe
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Tseard Van Der Kooi, Britt Roumen
  • Patent number: D808829
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: TOMTOM INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventors: Mark Lee Dempsey, Daniel Browning, Nicholas Alexander Evans, Erik Hop, Ralph Christian Bremenkamp, Britt Roumen
  • Patent number: D808831
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: TOMTOM INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventors: Mark Lee Dempsey, Daniel Browning, Nicholas Alexander Evans, Erik Hop, Ralph Christian Bremenkamp, Britt Roumen