Patents by Inventor Katja Honnefeller

Katja Honnefeller 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: 9295315
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hair treatment appliance (1) having a handle (3), a functional head (4) which can be connected to the handle (3) and has a hair treatment device (5), and also an ion application device (9) for applying ions to the hair, said ion application device having at least one ion outlet (11), wherein the functional head (4) and the handle (3) also in each case have an electrically conductive area on an outer face of the component and the electrically conductive area of the functional head (4) and the electrically conductive area of the handle (3) are electrically conductively connected to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Kloeppel-Riech, Katja Honnefeller, Norbert Smetana, Olaf Soerensen, Juergen Seng
  • Patent number: 8534298
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hair care device (1), having a handle (3), a function head (4) which can be connected to the handle (3), and which has a hair treatment device (5), particularly a brush and/or a tooth field, and having an ion-discharging device (9) for discharging ions onto the hair, the ion-discharging device (9) having at least one ion outlet (11). According to the invention, the hair care device (1) is characterized in that the function head (4) and/or a housing part which surrounds the ion outlet (11) has at least one grounding area for dissipating/limiting electronic charges. Advantageously, the ions are discharged exclusively from the back of the device (8) which faces away from the hair treatment device (5), while the grounding area on the function head (4) can be provided on the front of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Katja Honnefeller, Michael Kloeppel-Riech, Norbert Smetana, Olaf Soerensen, Juergen Seng
  • Patent number: 8448651
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hair care device (1) with a handle (3), a function head (4) having a hair treatment means, preferably comprising a bristle and/or a tooth field and/or air blower outlet means, as well as with an ion discharging device (8) for releasing ions, which has at least one ion outlet (9) and can be actuated by an actuating switch (10). According to the invention, the hair care device is characterized in that a closure device (11) for closing the ion outlet is provided, which can be actuated by the actuating switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Katja Honnefeller, Christine Bachmann, Gisa Nicolin, Juergen Seng, Michael Kloeppel-Riech, Phong Vu
  • Patent number: 8448649
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hair care device (1) with a handle (3), an operational head connected to the handle (3) having a hair treatment apparatus (5), in particular a bristle field and/or a comb tooth field, and an ion-producing apparatus (9) for producing ions on the hair, having at least one ion outlet (11). According to the invention, the hair care device (1) is characterized in that said hair care device has the feature of a back side (8) facing away from the hair treatment apparatus (5) and an ion-producing apparatus (9) for producing ions on the hair which has at least one switching unit, an ion source, an ion outlet (1) and a sheath surrounding the ion outlet (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Kloeppel-Riech, Katja Honnefeller, Norbert Smetana, Olaf Soerensen, Juergen Seng, Timo Hasenpflug
  • Patent number: 8414818
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hairbrush, bristles for use in a hairbrush and a method of producing a hairbrush and such bristles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Katja Honnefeller, Jürgen Seng, Michael Klöppel-Riech
  • Patent number: 8414817
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hairbrush (40), bristles (10) for use in a hairbrush, and method for the production of a hairbrush and such bristles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Katja Honnefeller, Jürgen Seng, Michael Klöppel-Riech
  • Patent number: 8234744
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a brush and a bristle holder. The invention relates in particular to a bristle holder for a brush, the bristle holder having a frame, a bristle anchoring means, and a back part, the back part having a first end area adjacent to the handle part of a connectable brush and a second end area adjacent to the brush end, the first end area supporting at least one first connecting element and the second end area supporting at least one positioning element and at least one holding element. The invention furthermore relates to a brush with and for a bristle holder of the described type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Juergen Seng, Michael Kloeppel-Riech, Katja Honnefeller, Sven Beutner, Olaf Soerensen, Armin Schwarz-Hartmann
  • Publication number: 20110315158
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hair care device (1) with a handle (3), an operational head connected to the handle (3) having a hair treatment apparatus (5), in particular a bristle field and/or a comb tooth field, and an ion-producing apparatus (9) for producing ions on the hair, having at least one ion outlet (11). According to the invention, the hair care device (1) is characterized in that said hair care device has the feature of a back side (8) facing away from the hair treatment apparatus (5) and an ion-producing apparatus (9) for producing ions on the hair which has at least one switching unit, an ion source, an ion outlet (1) and a sheath surrounding the ion outlet (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventors: Michael Kloeppel-Riech, Katja Honnefeller, Norbert Smetana, Olaf Soerensen, Juergen Seng, Timo Hasenpflug
  • Publication number: 20110296640
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a brush and a bristle holder. The invention relates in particular to a bristle holder for a brush, the bristle holder having a frame, a bristle anchoring means, and a back part, the back part having a first end area adjacent to the handle part of a connectable brush and a second end area adjacent to the brush end, the first end area supporting at least one first connecting element and the second end area supporting at least one positioning element and at least one holding element. The invention furthermore relates to a brush with and for a bristle holder of the described type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventors: Juergen Seng, Michael Kloeppel-Riech, Katja Honnefeller, Sven Beutner, Olaf Soerensen, Armin Schwarz-Hartmann
  • Publication number: 20110094535
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hair care device (1), having a handle (3), a function head (4) which can be connected to the handle (3), and which has a hair treatment device (5), particularly a brush and/or a tooth field, and having an ion-discharging device (9) for discharging ions onto the hair, the ion-discharging device (9) having at least one ion outlet (11). According to the invention, the hair care device (1) is characterized in that the function head (4) and/or a housing part which surrounds the ion outlet (11) has at least one grounding area for dissipating/limiting electronic charges. Advantageously, the ions are discharged exclusively from the back of the device (8) which faces away from the hair treatment device (5), while the grounding area on the function head (4) can be provided on the front of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventors: Katja Honnefeller, Michael Kloeppel-Riech, Norbert Smetana, Olaf Soerensen, Juergen Seng
  • Publication number: 20110088714
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hair treatment appliance (1) having a handle (3), a functional head (4) which can be connected to the handle (3) and has a hair treatment device (5), and also an ion application device (9) for applying ions to the hair, said ion application device having at least one ion outlet (11), wherein the functional head (4) and the handle (3) also in each case have an electrically conductive area on an outer face of the component and the electrically conductive area of the functional head (4) and the electrically conductive area of the handle (3) are electrically conductively connected to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventors: Michael Kloeppel-Riech, Katja Honnefeller, Norbert Smetana, Olaf Soerensen, Juergen Seng
  • Publication number: 20110005539
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hair care device (1) with a handle (3), a function head (4) having a hair treatment means, preferably comprising a bristle and/or a tooth field and/or air blower outlet means, as well as with an ion discharging device (8) for releasing ions, which has at least one ion outlet (9) and can be actuated by an actuating switch (10). According to the invention, the hair care device is characterized in that a closure device (11) for closing the ion outlet is provided, which can be actuated by the actuating switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventors: Katja Honnefeller, Christine Bachmann, Gisa Nicolin, Jürgen Seng, Michael Klöppel-Riech, Phong Vu
  • Publication number: 20100282268
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hairbrush, bristles for use in a hairbrush and a method of producing a hairbrush and such bristles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: Katja Honnefeller, Jürgen Seng, Michael Klöppel-Riech
  • Publication number: 20100269841
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hairbrush (40), bristles (10) for use in a hairbrush, and method for the production of a hairbrush and such bristles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: BRAUN GMBH
    Inventors: Katja Honnefeller, Jürgen Seng, Michael Klöppel-Riech
  • Patent number: 7121720
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a protective cap (2) for a temperature measurement probe (30) of an infrared radiation thermometer (1) that can be introduced into a body cavity (31). The protective cap (2) is comprised of a base body (12) shaped to fit the body cavity (31) and having a window (15) transparent to infrared radiation. The base body (12) is provided with additional structures (13; 18, 20) at least in parts to improve heat insulation between the temperature measurement probe (30) and the body cavity (31). This heat insulation of the temperature measurement probe (30) prevents measurement errors by the infrared radiation thermometer (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Beerwerth, Bernhard Kraus, Katja Honnefeller
  • Patent number: 6695474
    Abstract: A protective cap (2) for a temperature measurement probe (30) of an infrared radiation thermometer (1) that can be introduced into a body cavity (31). The protective cap (2) includes a base body (12) shaped to fit the body cavity (31) and having a window (3) transparent to infrared radiation. The base body (12) is provided with additional structures (13; 18, 20) at least in parts to improve heat insulation between the temperature measurement probe (30) and the body cavity (31). This heat insulation of the temperature measurement probe (30) prevents measurement errors by the infrared radiation thermometer (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: Braun Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Frank Beerwerth, Bernhard Kraus, Katja Honnefeller
  • Publication number: 20040013162
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a protective cap (2) for a temperature measurement probe (30) of an infrared radiation thermometer (1) that can be introduced into a body cavity (31). The protective cap (2) is comprised of a base body (12) shaped to fit-the body cavity (31) and having a window (15) transparent to infrared radiation. The base body (12) is provided with additional structures (13; 18, 20) at least in parts to improve heat insulation between the temperature measurement probe (30) and the body cavity (31). This heat insulation of the temperature measurement probe (30) prevents measurement errors by the infrared radiation thermometer (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2003
    Publication date: January 22, 2004
    Applicant: Braun Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Frank Beerwerth, Bernhard Kraus, Katja Honnefeller
  • Patent number: 6634787
    Abstract: A protective cap (2) for a temperature measurement probe (30) of an infrared radiation thermometer (1) that can be introduced into a body cavity (31). The protective cap (2) includes a base body (12) shaped to fit the body cavity (31) and having a window (15) transparent to infrared radiation. The base body (12) is provided with additional structures (13; 18, 20) at least in parts to improve heat insulation between the temperature measurement probe (30) and the body cavity (31). This heat insulation of the temperature measurement probe (30) prevents measurement errors by the infrared radiation thermometer (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Beerwerth, Bernhard Kraus, Katja Honnefeller
  • Patent number: 6609823
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an infrared radiation thermometer, in particular an ear thermometer, having a probe head (10) whose outer diameter and/or shape is variable by an elastic arrangement (4, 14, 24). This enables the probe head to conform itself automatically to the size and/or contour of the body cavity or to be conformed manually. The thermometer is therefore equally well suited for both children and adults, although their ear canals differ in diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2003
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Bernhard Kraus, Frank Beerwerth, Katja Honnefeller
  • Publication number: 20010046252
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an infrared radiation thermometer, in particular an ear thermometer, having a probe head (10) whose outer diameter and/or shape is variable by an elastic arrangement (4, 14, 24). This enables the probe head to conform itself automatically to the size and/or contour of the body cavity or to be conformed manually. The thermometer is therefore equally well suited for both children and adults, although their ear canals differ in diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2001
    Publication date: November 29, 2001
    Inventors: Bernhard Kraus, Frank Beerwerth, Katja Honnefeller