Patents by Inventor Christof Kleemann

Christof Kleemann 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: 10426284
    Abstract: A fabric treating system comprises an enclosure comprising a first wall, a second wall, and a fabric receiving space defined by the enclosure. The fabric treating system also comprises a support member positioned proximate to the first wall. The support member is configured to support one of a hanger configured to support a piece of fabric and the piece of fabric within the fabric receiving space. The fabric treating system also comprises a fabric tensioning system positioned at least on the second wall. The fabric tensioning system comprises at least a first fabric grasper configured to be attached to at least a first portion of the piece of fabric to apply tension to the piece of fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Joseph Roselle, Corey Michael Bischoff, Christopher Lawrence Smith, Markus Sabisch, Oliver von Sartori-Montecroce, Christof Kleemann, Stefan H. Hollinger, Benjamin Janes Beck, Robert Hans-Joachim Damaschke, Stephan James Andreas Meschkat, Heiko Ullrich, Douglas Arthur Marsden
  • Patent number: 10420435
    Abstract: A fabric treating system comprises an enclosure comprising a first wall, a second wall, and a fabric receiving space defined by the enclosure. The fabric treating system also comprises a support member positioned proximate to the first wall. The support member is configured to support one of a hanger configured to support a piece of fabric and the piece of fabric within the fabric receiving space. The fabric treating system also comprises a fabric tensioning system positioned at least on the second wall. The fabric tensioning system comprises at least a first fabric grasper configured to be attached to at least a first portion of the piece of fabric to apply tension to the piece of fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Joseph Roselle, Corey Michael Bischoff, Christopher Lawrence Smith, Markus Sabisch, Oliver von Sartori-Montecroce, Christof Kleemann, Stefan H. Hollinger, Benjamin Janes Beck, Robert Hans-Joachim Damaschke, Stephan James Andreas Meschkat, Heiko Ullrich, Douglas Arthur Marsden
  • Publication number: 20190208960
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hand-held electrically driven domestic appliance and to a corresponding method for controlling the hand-held electrically driven domestic appliance. The domestic appliance includes an electric motor for driving the domestic appliance; a control unit for controlling the motor; a first actuation element for outputting a first control signal to the control unit in order to select a motor control mode; and a second actuation element for outputting a second control signal to the control unit. The control unit is designed to select a motor actuation mode from the specified motor actuation modes on the basis of the first control signal, and the control unit is designed to determine a motor actuation signal to be output to the motor on the basis of the selected motor actuation mode and the second control signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Christian Schroeder, Christoph Eissengarthen, Sabine Buhl-Remmel, Christof Kleemann
  • Patent number: 10278542
    Abstract: A hand blender containing a blade arrangement for a domestic appliance for cutting and comminuting food containing a rotatable blade with a hub which lies at a center of rotation of the blade for receiving a shaft. The blade includes at least one cutter which extends radially and which has a cutting edge that lies on a front side in the rotational direction and defines a circular cutting zone when circulating. The blade also includes a milling rib which protrudes upwards from the blade in an axial direction and is oriented so as to produce a milling effect when circulating and defines a corresponding milling zone that extends from the hub to the cutting zone of the cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: DE'LONGHI BRAUN HOUSEHOLD GMBH
    Inventors: Jurgen Wolf, Christian Stenglein, Sabine Buhl-Remmel, Christian Dexheimer, Christof Kleemann
  • Patent number: 10277157
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hand-held electrically driven domestic appliance and to a corresponding method for controlling the hand-held electrically driven domestic appliance. The domestic appliance includes an electric motor for driving the domestic appliance; a control unit for controlling the motor; a first actuation element for outputting a first control signal to the control unit in order to select a motor control mode; and a second actuation element for outputting a second control signal to the control unit. The control unit is designed to select a motor actuation mode from the specified motor actuation modes on the basis of the first control signal, and the control unit is designed to determine a motor actuation signal to be output to the motor on the basis of the selected motor actuation mode and the second control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: DE'LONGHI BRAUN HOUSEHOLD GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Schroeder, Christoph Eissengarthen, Sabine Buhl-Remmel, Christof Kleemann
  • Patent number: 10258200
    Abstract: An implement for stirring or comminuting, containing a drive motor arranged in a motor housing, a stem, in which a shaft connected to the drive motor in a rotationally rigid manner is mounted, and which is divided into an inner and an outer assembly, wherein the outer assembly has a shield at an end remote from the motor housing, and a working part surrounded by the shield, wherein the shaft is guided in an axially immovable manner in the inner assembly and the inner assembly is axially movable relative to the outer assembly. The working part is fixedly connected to the stem and is mounted in an axially immovable manner in the inner assembly, such that the working part can move in relation to the shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: DE'LONGHI BRAUN HOUSEHOLD GMBH
    Inventors: Jurgen Wolf, Christian Stenglein, Sabine Buhl-Remmel, Christian Dexheimer, Christof Kleemann
  • Publication number: 20180269820
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hand-held electrically driven domestic appliance and to a corresponding method for controlling the hand-held electrically driven domestic appliance. The domestic appliance includes an electric motor for driving the domestic appliance; a control unit for controlling the motor; a first actuation element for outputting a first control signal to the control unit in order to select a motor control mode; and a second actuation element for outputting a second control signal to the control unit. The control unit is designed to select a motor actuation mode from the specified motor actuation modes on the basis of the first control signal, and the control unit is designed to determine a motor actuation signal to be output to the motor on the basis of the selected motor actuation mode and the second control signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Christian Schroder, Christoph Eissengarthen, Sabine Buhl-Remmel, Christof Kleemann
  • Publication number: 20180160857
    Abstract: A hand blender containing a blade arrangement for a domestic appliance for cutting and comminuting food containing a rotatable blade with a hub which lies at a center of rotation of the blade for receiving a shaft. The blade includes at least one cutter which extends radially and which has a cutting edge that lies on a front side in the rotational direction and defines a circular cutting zone when circulating. The blade also includes a milling rib which protrudes upwards from the blade in an axial direction and is oriented so as to produce a milling effect when circulating and defines a corresponding milling zone that extends from the hub to the cutting zone of the cutter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Jurgen Wolf, Christian Stenglein, Sabine Buhl-Remmel, Christian Dexheimer, Christof Kleemann
  • Publication number: 20180116464
    Abstract: An implement for stirring or comminuting, containing a drive motor arranged in a motor housing, a stem, in which a shaft connected to the drive motor in a rotationally rigid manner is mounted, and which is divided into an inner and an outer assembly, wherein the outer assembly has a shield at an end remote from the motor housing, and a working part surrounded by the shield, wherein the shaft is guided in an axially immovable manner in the inner assembly and the inner assembly is axially movable relative to the outer assembly. The working part is fixedly connected to the stem and is mounted in an axially immovable manner in the inner assembly, such that the working part can move in relation to the shield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Jurgen Wolf, Christian Stenglein, Sabine Buhl-Remmel, Christian Dexheimer, Christof Kleemann
  • Patent number: 9770835
    Abstract: A shaving unit for a dry shaver includes at least one outer cutter and one under cutter. Driven by a motor, the outer cutter and the under cutter are movable relative to each other in an oscillatory motion. The under cutter and the outer cutter, which are biased into relative engagement by at least one spring, slide along a common contact surface. The spring is arranged in such a way that its biasing force always acts at an angle to the direction of oscillation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Reinhold Eichhorn, Detlef Gleich, Peter Junk, Christof Kleemann, Michael Odemer, Thorsten Pohl, Tobias Schwarz, Thomas Verstege, Martin Vitt, Juergen Wolf, Christoph Zegula
  • Publication number: 20160309937
    Abstract: A fabric treating system comprises an enclosure comprising a first wall, a second wall, and a fabric receiving space defined by the enclosure. The fabric treating system also comprises a support member positioned proximate to the first wall. The support member is configured to support one of a hanger configured to support a piece of fabric and the piece of fabric within the fabric receiving space. The fabric treating system also comprises a fabric tensioning system positioned at least on the second wall. The fabric tensioning system comprises at least a first fabric grasper configured to be attached to at least a first portion of the piece of fabric to apply tension to the piece of fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Joseph Roselle, Corey Michael Bischoff, Christopher Lawrence Smith, Markus Sabisch, Oliver von Sartori-Montecroce, Christof Kleemann, Stefan H. Hollinger, Benjamin Janes Beck, Robert Hans-Joachim Damaschke, Stephan James Andreas Meschkat, Heiko Ullrich, Douglas Arthur Marsden
  • Publication number: 20160309936
    Abstract: A fabric treating system comprises an enclosure comprising a first wall, a second wall, and a fabric receiving space defined by the enclosure. The fabric treating system also comprises a support member positioned proximate to the first wall. The support member is configured to support one of a hanger configured to support a piece of fabric and the piece of fabric within the fabric receiving space. The fabric treating system also comprises a fabric tensioning system positioned at least on the second wall. The fabric tensioning system comprises at least a first fabric grasper configured to be attached to at least a first portion of the piece of fabric to apply tension to the piece of fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Joseph Roselle, Corey Michael Bischoff, Christopher Lawrence Smith, Markus Sabisch, Oliver von Sartori-Montecroce, Christof Kleemann, Stefan H. Hollinger, Benjamin Janes Beck, Robert Hans-Joachim Damaschke, Stephan James Andreas Meschkat, Heiko Ullrich, Douglas Arthur Marsden
  • Patent number: 9410281
    Abstract: A fabric treating system having an enclosure having a first wall, a second wall, and a fabric receiving space defined by the enclosure. The fabric treating system also has a support member positioned proximate to the first wall. The support member is configured to support one of a hanger configured to support a piece of fabric and the piece of fabric within the fabric receiving space. The fabric treating system also has a fabric tensioning system positioned at least on the second wall. The fabric tensioning system has at least a first fabric grasper configured to be attached to at least a first portion of the piece of fabric to apply tension to the piece of fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Joseph Roselle, Corey Michael Bischoff, Christopher Lawrence Smith, Markus Sabisch, Oliver von Sartori-Montecroce, Christof Kleemann, Stefan H. Hollinger, Benjamin Janes Beck, Robert Hans-Joachim Damaschke, Stephan James Andreas Meschkat, Heiko Ullrich, Douglas Arthur Marsden
  • Patent number: 8955228
    Abstract: A system comprising a primary electrical device, such as a shaver, and an auxiliary electrical device, such as a shaver cleaner, defining a receiving arrangement for receiving the primary electrical device. The primary electrical device includes a first connector configured to couple with an associated connector of the auxiliary device to transmit electrical or electromagnetic energy between the devices. The primary electrical device includes an additional connector configured to couple the primary electrical device for receiving electrical or electromagnetic energy, such as from an electric mains voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Reinhold Eichhorn, Detlef Gleich, Sebastian Hottenrott, Peter Junk, Christof Kleemann, Michael Odemer, Thorsten Pohl, Tobias Schwarz, J├╝rgen Wolf
  • Patent number: 8407914
    Abstract: A device for refreshing fabrics by reducing malodors and/or wrinkles without requiring that the fabrics to be put through an entire standard laundry process. The device comprises an extractable drawer which is pulled out of the device to allow for loading of a fabric into a receiving region. The extractable drawer can then be closed transporting the fabric into the interior of the device. A fabric treatment composition is sprayed or otherwise dispensed onto the fabrics when the device is operated. The device comprises an air flow path and a heating element which allows for the fabrics to be treated during use and comprises a passive heat management system within the shell to minimize formation of hot spots and direct air flow away from the side walls. The extractable drawer of the present invention can be positioned to extract laterally or vertically out of the shell of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stefan Hubert Hollinger, Christof Kleemann, Markus Sabisch, Oliver von Sartori-Montecroce, Stephan James Andreas Meschkat, Heiko Ullrich, Robert Hans-Joachim Damaschke, Ulrich Alexander Bublitz, Brian Joseph Roselle
  • Publication number: 20100299952
    Abstract: A device for refreshing fabrics by reducing malodors and/or wrinkles without requiring that the fabrics to be put through an entire standard laundry process. The device comprises an extractable drawer which is pulled out of the device to allow for loading of a fabric into a receiving region. The extractable drawer can then be closed transporting the fabric into the interior of the device. A fabric treatment composition is sprayed or otherwise dispensed onto the fabrics when the device is operated. The device comprises an air flow path and a heating element which allows for the fabrics to be treated during use and comprises a passive heat management system within the shell to minimize formation of hot spots and direct air flow away from the side walls. The extractable drawer of the present invention can be positioned to extract laterally or vertically out of the shell of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventors: Stephan Hubert Hollinger, Christof Kleemann, Markus Sabisch, Oliver von Sartori-Montecroce, Stephan James Andreas Meschkat, Heiko Ullrich, Robert Hans-Joachim Damaschke, Ulrich Alexander Bublitz, Brian Joseph Roselle
  • Patent number: 7841090
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an electric shaver having a shaver housing, and a shaving head housing that is connected to the shaver housing for pivotal movement between two end positions. The shaving head housing carries at least two shaving assemblies, of which at least one shaving assembly is retractable into the housing to a first, retracted position, and elastically biased toward a second, extended position, such that extension of the at least one shaving assembly is a function of contact pressure applied by a user. Actuating elements carried by the shaving head housing control a maximum degree of extension of the at least one shaving assembly as a function of a pivot angle between the shaver housing and the shaving head housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Reinhold Eichhorn, Detlef Gleich, Peter Junk, Christof Kleemann, Michael Odemer, Thorsten Pohl, Tobias Schwarz, Thomas Verstege, Martin Vitt, Juergen Wolf, Christoph Zegula
  • Publication number: 20100282785
    Abstract: A fabric treating system comprises an enclosure comprising a first wall, a second wall, and a fabric receiving space defined by the enclosure. The fabric treating system also comprises a support member positioned proximate to the first wall. The support member is configured to support one of a hanger configured to support a piece of fabric and the piece of fabric within the fabric receiving space. The fabric treating system also comprises a fabric tensioning system positioned at least on the second wall. The fabric tensioning system comprises at least a first fabric grasper configured to be attached to at least a first portion of the piece of fabric to apply tension to the piece of fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: Brian Joseph Roselle, Corey Michael Bischoff, Christopher Lawrence Smith, Markus Sabisch, Oliver von Sartori-Montecroce, Christof Kleemann, Stefan H. Hollinger, Benjamin Janes Beck, Robert Hans-Joachim Damaschke, Stephan James Andreas Meschkat, Heiko Ullrich, Douglas Arthur Marsden
  • Patent number: 7707725
    Abstract: An electric shaver has a pivotally mounted longhair cutter unit that is pivoted outward into an operating position by motion of an operating switch of the shaver via an actuator that also causes the cutting blades of the longhair cutter unit to extend from the longhair cutter housing. Because the longhair cutter retracts into the longhair cutter housing when the longhair cutter unit is folded shut, the sharp edges of the blades are protected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Reinhold Eichhorn, Detlef Gleich, Peter Junk, Christof Kleemann, Michael Odemer, Thorsten Pohl, Tobias Schwarz, Thomas Verstege, Martin Vitt, Juergen Wolf, Christoph Zegula
  • Publication number: 20090133264
    Abstract: An electric shaver has a pivotally mounted longhair cutter unit that is pivoted outward into an operating position by motion of an operating switch of the shaver via an actuator that also causes the cutting blades of the longhair cutter unit to extend from the longhair cutter housing. Because the longhair cutter retracts into the longhair cutter housing when the longhair cutter unit is folded shut, the sharp edges of the blades are protected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Inventors: Reinhold Eichhorn, Detlef Gleich, Peter Junk, Christof Kleemann, Michael Odemer, Thorsten Pohl, Tobias Schwarz, Thomas Verstege, Martin Vitt, Juergen Wolf, Christoph Zegula