Patents by Inventor Ivo Van Os

Ivo Van Os 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).

  • Publication number: 20190077588
    Abstract: Capsule containing a substance for the preparation of a potable beverage. The capsule comprises an aluminum capsule body having a side wall and an outwardly extending flange and a sealing member for providing a fluid sealing contact with an enclosing member of a beverage preparation device. The beverage preparation device comprises an annular element having a free contact end which is provided with a plurality of radially extending open grooves. The sealing member comprises a separate crushable element made of aluminum provided on the capsule body at a side thereof, which side is—when seen from the outwardly extending flange—opposite the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.V.
    Inventors: Rebecca BARTEL, David Stewart Mackie CHRISTENSEN, Jeffrey Alexander HUGHES, Ivo VAN OS, Edwin Petrus Elisabeth VAN OPSTAL
  • Publication number: 20180317696
    Abstract: A coffee bean packaging cartridge for holding and supplying multiple servings of coffee beans can be connected to a coffee beverage system. The cartridge includes a container having an outer wall defining an interior volume and an opening at one end thereof. A permanent, preferably non-removable closure member is fitted to the one end of the container and substantially covers the opening. An exit passage in the closure member, defines a coffee bean outlet, for transferring coffee beans from the interior volume. The closure member further has relatively movable closing means for selectively closing the exit passage to reduce exposure of the coffee bean contents to surrounding air. The cartridge further includes connecting means for connecting the cartridge to a coffee beverage system. There is also provided a coffee beverage system that includes the coffee bean packaging cartridge as defined above and at least a dosing device and a grinding mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.V.
    Inventors: Ivo Van Os, Gerbrand Kristiaan de Graaff, Job Leonardus Kneppers, Richard Patrick Versluijs, Christiaan Johannes Maria Moorman
  • Patent number: 9980599
    Abstract: A coffee bean packaging cartridge for holding and supplying multiple servings of coffee beans can be connected to a coffee beverage system. The cartridge includes a container having an outer wall defining an interior volume and an opening at one end thereof. A permanent, preferably non-removable closure member is fitted to the one end of the container and substantially covers the opening. An exit passage in the closure member, defines a coffee bean outlet, for transferring coffee beans from the interior volume. The closure member further has relatively movable closing means for selectively closing the exit passage to reduce exposure of the coffee bean contents to surrounding air. The cartridge further includes connecting means for connecting the cartridge to a coffee beverage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.V.
    Inventors: Ivo Van Os, Gerbrand Kristiaan de Graaff, Job Leonardus Kneppers, Richard Patrick Versluijs, Christiaan Johannes Maria Moorman
  • Patent number: 9706877
    Abstract: A system for dosing coffee beans, comprising a coffee bean package provided with walls enclosing an inner space for coffee beans, a coffee bean outlet for delivering coffee beans, and a coupling part for coupling and uncoupling the coffee bean package with an apparatus that is provided with a coffee bean grinder, and an at least partly movably arranged coffee bean receiving device for supplying coffee beans from the coffee bean package to the grinder, which coffee bean receiving device is provided with a dosing space for being capable of containing a predetermined dose of coffee beans, wherein the coffee bean package prior to use in itself is closed off such that exposure of the coffee beans to ambient air is prevented, and the coffee bean receiving device is arranged to be guided through the coffee bean outlet into the inner space of the coffee bean package for letting coffee beans from the coffee bean package into the dosing space, and to guide the dosing space through the coffee bean outlet out of the inne
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.V.
    Inventors: Age Willem Tanja, Ivo van Os, Philippe Jacques van Camp, Gerbrand Kristiaan de Graaff
  • Publication number: 20170158423
    Abstract: Pad for producing a beverage, provided with a first permeable layer and a second permeable layer opposite to the first permeable layer. The pad is further provided with a filling arranged in between the first and second permeable layer. The pad is arranged for receiving pressurized water through the first permeable layer, for dissolving, dispersing, and/or extracting at least part of the filling in the received pressurized water. The pad is arranged for releasing through the second permeable layer the water with the at least part of the filling dissolved, dispersed, and/or extracted therein. The first permeable layer has a plurality of apertures for receiving the pressurized water. The apertures have a size dimensioned for establishing swirling motion of the water inside the filling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.V.
    Inventors: Frederike Ingeborg Heijdel, Jos Christiaan van der Veen, Gustaaf Frans Brouwer, Ivo Van Os, Wenda Corina de Koning
  • Patent number: 9603480
    Abstract: A system for dosing coffee beans, comprising a coffee bean package provided with at least one wall which at least partly encloses an inner space for multiple dosages of coffee beans, and a coffee bean outlet for delivering coffee beans, and an apparatus provided with a coffee bean grinder, a coffee bean inlet for supplying coffee beans from the coffee bean package to the grinder, a connecting device for connecting the coffee bean package to the apparatus, so that the coffee bean outlet can be connected to the coffee bean inlet, and a dosing device provided with a dosing space which is arranged for feeding-through one predetermined dose of coffee beans from the coffee bean outlet to the coffee bean inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.V.
    Inventors: Ivo van Os, Philippe Jacques van Camp, Age Willem Tanja, Gerbrand Kristiaan de Graaff
  • Patent number: 9578984
    Abstract: Pad for producing a beverage, provided with a first permeable layer and a second permeable layer opposite to the first permeable layer. The pad is further provided with a filling arranged in between the first and second permeable layer. The pad is arranged for receiving pressurized water through the first permeable layer, for dissolving, dispersing, and/or extracting at least part of the filling in the received pressurized water. The pad is arranged for releasing through the second permeable layer the water with the at least part of the filling dissolved, dispersed, and/or extracted therein. The first permeable layer has a plurality of apertures for receiving the pressurized water. The apertures have a size dimensioned for establishing swirling motion of the water inside the filling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.V.
    Inventors: Frederike Ingeborg Heijdel, Christiaan Jos Van Der Veen, Gustaaf Frans Brouwer, Ivo Van Os, Wenda Corina De Koning
  • Patent number: 9414710
    Abstract: A coffee beverage system is described, including a coffee bean packaging cartridge and a coffee brewing apparatus comprising a grinder wherein the coffee bean packaging cartridge is removably connectable to the coffee grinder apparatus. The coffee bean packaging cartridge is arranged for holding and supplying of coffee beans and includes a transportation component adapted for enabling transportation of the coffee beans. The coffee brewing apparatus comprises a motor for driving the transportation component of the first coffee bean packaging cartridge. The system further comprises a ground coffee packaging cartridge, preferably having a transportation component for enabling transportation of ground coffee which transportation component is also removably connectable to the coffee grinder apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Koniklijke Douwe Egberts B.V.
    Inventors: Gerbrand Kristiaan de Graaff, Ivo Van Os, Christiaan Johannes Maria Moorman, Joseph Theodoor Knitel
  • Patent number: 9339141
    Abstract: A coffee beverage system is described including a coffee bean packaging cartridge and a coffee brewing apparatus. The packaging cartridge includes a container holding coffee beans and transportation component for transporting the coffee beans towards an exit opening of the cartridge. The coffee apparatus comprises a grinder for grinding the coffee beans from the cartridge and a brewing device for brewing coffee on the basis of ground coffee obtained by means of the grinder. The system is further provided with a metering chamber for receiving coffee beans which are transported with the aid of the transportation component into the metering chamber. In use, the metering chamber will hold a predetermined amount of coffee beans. The metering chamber comprises a bottom portion which forms a part of the grinder, said bottom portion being arranged in the coffee apparatus for rotating around an axis extending in a vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignees: Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.V., Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Ivo Van Os, Job Leonardus Kneppers, Richard Patrick Versluijs, Christiaan Johannes Maria Moorman, Gerbrand Kristiaan de Graaff
  • Patent number: 9277838
    Abstract: A coffee beverage system is described including a coffee bean packaging cartridge and a coffee brewing apparatus. The packaging cartridge includes a container holding coffee beans and transportation component for transporting coffee beans towards an exit opening of the cartridge. The coffee apparatus comprises a grinder for grinding the coffee beans from the cartridge and a brewing device for brewing coffee from ground coffee obtained by the grinder. A metering chamber holds a predetermined amount of coffee beans and comprises a bottom portion which forms a part of the grinder, said bottom portion rotates around an axis extending in a vertical direction. A second coffee bean packaging cartridge includes a second dosing device separate from the first dosing device for preparing and/or supplying a dose of coffee beans to the entrance opening of the coffee brewing apparatus independent of the coffee brewing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignees: Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.V., Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Gerbrand Kristiaan de Graaff, Ivo van Os, Christiaan Johannes Maria Moorman, Joseph Theodoor Knitel
  • Patent number: 9265377
    Abstract: Cartridge for holding and supplying coffee bean material. The cartridge includes a housing enclosing an interior volume. The housing has an outlet for releasing the coffee bean material from the interior volume and for supplying the coffee bean material to an external apparatus. The cartridge further includes a conveyor for transporting the coffee bean material towards the outlet. The conveyor include a moveable structure for contacting the coffee bean material. The moveable structure is, at least partly, present in the interior volume. The conveyor further include manually operable actuation component for manually actuating the moveable structure. The manually operable actuation component is, at least partly, provided outside of the interior volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignees: Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.V., Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Gerbrand Kristiaan de Graaff, Ivo van Os, Christiaan Johannes Maria Moorman, Joseph Theodoor Knitel
  • Publication number: 20160007796
    Abstract: A system for preparing a coffee beverage, provided with a coffee making apparatus comprising a grinder for grinding coffee beans to obtain ground coffee, a coffee beverage preparation device arranged for, with supply of water to the ground coffee, preparing the coffee beverage, and a coffee outlet for dispensing the coffee beverage, a separate coffee bean package with an inner space which at least before use is filled with the coffee beans, wherein the coffee bean package before use is closed off in itself such that the exposure of the coffee beans to ambient air is prevented, a coffee bean inlet for supply of coffee beans from the coffee bean package to the grinder, and a connecting device for connecting the coffee bean package to the coffee making apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Gerbrand Kristiaan de Graaff, Gustaaf Frans Brouwer, Philippe Jacques van Camp, Ivo van Os
  • Publication number: 20150157166
    Abstract: A coffee bean packaging cartridge for holding and supplying multiple servings of coffee beans can be connected to a coffee beverage system. The cartridge includes a container having an outer wall defining an interior volume and an opening at one end thereof. A permanent, preferably non-removable closure member is fitted to the one end of the container and substantially covers the opening. An exit passage in the closure member, defines a coffee bean outlet, for transferring coffee beans from the interior volume. The closure member further has relatively movable closing means for selectively closing the exit passage to reduce exposure of the coffee bean contents to surrounding air. The cartridge further includes connecting means for connecting the cartridge to a coffee beverage system. There is also provided a coffee beverage system that includes the coffee bean packaging cartridge as defined above and at least a dosing device and a grinding mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: Ivo Van Os, Gerbrand Kristiaan de Graaff, Job Leonardus Kneppers, Richard Patrick Versluijs, Christiaan Johannes Maria Moorman
  • Publication number: 20150118367
    Abstract: A coffee beverage system is described including a first coffee bean packaging cartridge, a second coffee bean cartridge and a coffee brewing apparatus. After a first predetermined number of servings of coffee, transportation component of the first cartridge for transporting coffee beans of the first cartridge to a metering chamber of the system are disabled. The transportation component of the second coffee bean cartridge are not disabled or only disabled after a second predetermined number of servings of coffee which is larger than the first predetermined number of servings of coffee.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Ivo Van Os, Gerbrand Kristiaan de Graaff, Christiaan Johannes Maria Moorman, Charles Kevin Dillon
  • Patent number: 9011955
    Abstract: A system for preparing a coffee beverage, provided with a coffee making apparatus comprising a grinder for grinding coffee beans to obtain ground coffee, a coffee beverage preparation device arranged for, with supply of water to the ground coffee, preparing the coffee beverage, and a coffee outlet for dispensing the coffee beverage, a separate coffee bean package with an inner space which at least before use is filled with the coffee beans, wherein the coffee bean package before use is closed off in itself such that the exposure of the coffee beans to ambient air is prevented, a coffee bean inlet for supply of coffee beans from the coffee bean package to the grinder, and a connecting device for connecting the coffee bean package to the coffee making apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.V.
    Inventors: Gerbrand Kristiaan de Graaff, Gustaaf Frans Brouwer, Philippe Jacques van Camp, Ivo van Os
  • Publication number: 20140202581
    Abstract: A system for dosing coffee beans, comprising a coffee bean package provided with walls enclosing an inner space for coffee beans, a coffee bean outlet for delivering coffee beans, and a coupling part for coupling and uncoupling the coffee bean package with an apparatus that is provided with a coffee bean grinder, and an at least partly movably arranged coffee bean receiving device for supplying coffee beans from the coffee bean package to the grinder, which coffee bean receiving device is provided with a dosing space for being capable of containing a predetermined dose of coffee beans, wherein the coffee bean package prior to use in itself is closed off such that exposure of the coffee beans to ambient air is prevented, and the coffee bean receiving device is arranged to be guided through the coffee bean outlet into the inner space of the coffee bean package for letting coffee beans from the coffee bean package into the dosing space, and to guide the dosing space through the coffee bean outlet out of the inne
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.V.
    Inventors: Age Willem Tanja, Ivo van Os, Philippe Jacques van Camp, Gerbrand Kristiaan de Graaff
  • Patent number: 8783164
    Abstract: A system for dosing coffee beans, comprising a coffee bean package provided with walls enclosing an inner space for coffee beans, a coffee bean outlet for delivering coffee beans, and a coupling part for coupling and uncoupling the coffee bean package with an apparatus that is provided with a coffee bean grinder, and an at least partly movably arranged coffee bean receiving device for supplying coffee beans from the coffee bean package to the grinder, which coffee bean receiving device is provided with a dosing space for being capable of containing a predetermined dose of coffee beans, wherein the coffee bean package prior to use in itself is closed off such that exposure of the coffee beans to ambient air is prevented, and the coffee bean receiving device is arranged to be guided through the coffee bean outlet into the inner space of the coffee bean package for letting coffee beans from the coffee bean package into the dosing space, and to guide the dosing space through the coffee bean outlet out of the inne
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.V.
    Inventors: Age Willem Tanja, Ivo van Os, Philippe Jacques van Camp, Gerbrand Kristiaan de Graaff
  • Patent number: 8776671
    Abstract: A coffee beverage system is described including a first coffee bean packaging cartridge, a second coffee bean cartridge and a coffee brewing apparatus. After a first predetermined number of servings of coffee, transportation component of the first cartridge for transporting coffee beans of the first cartridge to a metering chamber of the system are disabled. The transportation component of the second coffee bean cartridge are not disabled or only disabled after a second predetermined number of servings of coffee which is larger than the first predetermined number of servings of coffee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignees: Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.V., Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Ivo Van Os, Gerbrand Kristiaan de Graaff, Christiaan Johannes Maria Moorman, Charles Kevin Dillon
  • Publication number: 20140014680
    Abstract: A system for dosing coffee beans, comprising a coffee bean package provided with at least one wall which at least partly encloses an inner space for multiple dosages of coffee beans, and a coffee bean outlet for delivering coffee beans, and an apparatus provided with a coffee bean grinder, a coffee bean inlet for supplying coffee beans from the coffee bean package to the grinder, a connecting device for connecting the coffee bean package to the apparatus, so that the coffee bean outlet can be connected to the coffee bean inlet, and a dosing device provided with a dosing space which is arranged for feeding-through one predetermined dose of coffee beans from the coffee bean outlet to the coffee bean inlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.V.
    Inventors: Ivo van Os, Philippe Jacques van Camp, Age Willem Tanja, Gerbrand Kristiaan de Graaff
  • Patent number: 8556199
    Abstract: A system for dosing coffee beans, comprising a coffee bean package provided with at least one wall which at least partly encloses an inner space for multiple dosages of coffee beans, and a coffee bean outlet for delivering coffee beans, and an apparatus provided with a coffee bean grinder, a coffee bean inlet for supplying coffee beans from the coffee bean package to the grinder, a connecting device for connecting the coffee bean package to the apparatus, so that the coffee bean outlet can be connected to the coffee bean inlet, and a dosing device provided with a dosing space which is arranged for feeding-through one predetermined dose of coffee beans from the coffee bean outlet to the coffee bean inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.V.
    Inventors: Ivo van Os, Philippe Jacques van Camp, Age Willem Tanja, Gerbrand Kristiaan de Graaff