Patents by Inventor Kurt Sadek

Kurt Sadek 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: 8813330
    Abstract: A method for tuning resonant spring assembly systems used in appliances such as power toothbrushes, particularly leaf spring systems, includes the step of measuring the frequency-dependent amplitude of the appliance workpiece, and then removing a portion of the spring member so as to decrease its spring rate sufficiently that the resonant frequency of the spring member closely approximates the drive frequency of the appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Grez, Jeffrey R. Gueble, Jerry C. Wood, Devin M. Nelson, Kevin A. Miller, Craig D. Hanela, Bruce E. Taber, Richard K. Taylor, William Bryant, Scott E. Hall, Andreas Lolbneggar, Piet C. J. van Rens, Kurt Sadek, Paul L. W. M. Barten, D. I. Stephan Leitner
  • Publication number: 20130000093
    Abstract: A method for tuning resonant spring assembly systems used in appliances such as power toothbrushes, particularly leaf spring systems, includes the step of measuring the frequency-dependent amplitude of the appliance workpiece, and then removing a portion of the spring member so as to decrease its spring rate sufficiently that the resonant frequency of the spring member closely approximates the drive frequency of the appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Joseph W. Grez, Jeffrey R. Gueble, Jerry C. Wood, Devin M. Nelson, Kevin A. Miller, Craig D. Hanela, Bruce E. Taber, Richard K. Taylor, William Bryant, Scott E. Hall, Andreas Lolbneggar, Piet C.J. van Rens, Kurt Sadek, Paulus L.W.M. Barten, D.I. Stephan Leitner
  • Publication number: 20060170293
    Abstract: The apparatus for converting side-to-side to rotational motion for a workpiece includes a spring assembly with a movable base mounting element which is driven in a slightly arcuate reciprocal side-to-side motion and a fixed mounting element spaced apart from the base element and mounted in the appliance so that it does not rotate or move in operation of the apparatus. A spring member, such as two planar leaf springs positioned at an angle to each other, is mounted between the movable base element and the fixed mounting element. A drive shaft member extends from the movable base element through the fixed mounting element and beyond. A workpiece such as a brushhead is mounted on the distal end of the drive shaft. The spring member is configured so that it is substantially less resistant to twisting action than bending action, such that the side-to-side motion of the base element results in rotation of the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2006
    Publication date: August 3, 2006
    Inventors: Joseph Grez, Jeffrey Gueble, Jerry Wood, Devin Nelson, Kevin Miller, Craig Hanela, Bruce Taber, Richard Taylor, Willam Bryant, Scott Hall, Andreas Loibnegger, Piet van Rens, Kurt Sadek, Paulus Barten, D.I. Stephen Leitner
  • Patent number: 7067945
    Abstract: The apparatus for converting side-to-side to rotational motion for a workpiece includes a spring assembly with a movable base mounting element which is driven in a slightly arcuate reciprocal side-to-side motion and a fixed mounting element spaced apart from the base element and mounted in the appliance so that it does not rotate or move in operation of the apparatus. A spring member, such as two planar leaf springs positioned at an angle to each other, is mounted between the movable base element and the fixed mounting element. A drive shaft member extends from the movable base element through the fixed mounting element and beyond. A workpiece such as a brushhead is mounted on the distal end of the drive shaft. The spring member is configured so that it is substantially less resistant to twisting action than bending action, such that the side-to-side motion of the base element results in rotation of the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Grez, Jeffrey R. Gueble, Jerry C. Wood, Devin M. Nelson, Kevin A. Miller, Craig D. Hanela, Bruce E. Taber, Richard K. Taylor, William Bryant, Scott E. Hall, Andreas Loibnegger, Piet C. J. van Rens, Kurt Sadek, Paulus L. W. M. Barten, D. I. Stephan Leitner
  • Publication number: 20030204924
    Abstract: The apparatus for converting side-to-side to rotational motion for a workpiece includes a spring assembly with a movable base mounting element which is driven in a slightly arcuate reciprocal side-to-side motion and a fixed mounting element spaced apart from the base element and mounted in the appliance so that it does not rotate or move in operation of the apparatus. A spring member, such as two planar leaf springs positioned at an angle to each other, is mounted between the movable base element and the fixed mounting element. A drive shaft member extends from the movable base element through the fixed mounting element and beyond. A workpiece such as a brushhead is mounted on the distal end of the drive shaft. The spring member is configured so that it is substantially less resistant to twisting action than bending action, such that the side-to-side motion of the base element results in rotation of the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2002
    Publication date: November 6, 2003
    Inventors: Joseph W. Grez, Jeffrey R. Gueble, Jerry C. Wood, Devin M. Nelson, Kevin A. Miller, Craig D. Hanela, Bruce E. Taber, Richard K. Taylor, William Bryant, Scott E. Hall, Andreas Loibnegger, Piet C.J. van Rens, Kurt Sadek, Paulus L.W.M. Barten, D.I. Stephan Leitner
  • Patent number: 4799364
    Abstract: A discoil cold cartridge filled with a latent heat storage medium of which a discoid main wall (1) serves to act together with a scraper and stirrer of an ice-cream maker, is formed by at least two parts joined together, of which one part consists of the discoid main wall (1) facing the scraper and stirrer tool and the other part of a trough-shaped base (2). The discoid main wall (1) serves to act together with the scraper and stirrer tool and is designed as an inherently stable die-cast part least one wall of the base (2) is itself reversibly adaptable to the change in volume of the latent heat storage medium in phase transition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1989
    Assignee: U.S. Philips Corp.
    Inventors: Otto Meier, Kurt Sadek, Zvonko Sikoronja, Johann Schroder