Patents by Inventor Martin John Edwards

Martin John Edwards 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: 20210177130
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enhancing a user's efficiency while operating an oral hygiene device (10) is provided. In an exemplary embodiment, motion information of an oral hygiene device is received from one or more accelerometers (32) located within the oral hygiene device. The received motion information is compared to a targeted motion of the oral hygiene device. The user operating the oral hygiene device is then provided with feedback in response to determining that the received motion information is within a predefined range of the targeted motion information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Vincent JEANNE, Toon HARDEMAN, Arjen DEN HAMER, Jan Wojciech OBREBSKI, Martin John EDWARDS, Alex MERCK
  • Patent number: 10952528
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enhancing a user's efficiency while operating an oral hygiene device (10) is provided. In an exemplary embodiment, motion information of an oral hygiene device is received from one or more accelerometers (32) located within the oral hygiene device. The received motion information is compared to a targeted motion of the oral hygiene device. The user operating the oral hygiene device is then provided with feedback in response to determining that the received motion information is within a predefined range of the targeted motion information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Vincent Jeanne, Toon Hardeman, Arjen Den Hamer, Martin John Edwards, Jan Wojciech Obrebski, Alex Merck
  • Publication number: 20210068528
    Abstract: A personal care device including at least one sensor (28) configured to obtain sensor data including information about a user; a controller (30) having a feature extraction module (230) and a classifier (240), the feature extraction module configured to extract one or more features from the obtained sensor data, the classifier configured to determine a status of a user based on the extracted one or more features; and a personal care device (10) configured to provide a personal care function and receive one or more control signals to adjust the personal care function based on a determined status of at least a portion of the user's body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Dionisio Massingo NUNES, Vincent JEANNE, Wilhelmus Johannes Everardus EVERS, Felipe Maia MASCULO, Martin John EDWARDS
  • Publication number: 20210010800
    Abstract: A method (200) for determining a position and an orientation of a portion of a handheld personal care device relative to a user's body (50), comprising: providing (210) a handheld personal care device comprising at least one energy source (20) and at least one detector (22), both the at least one energy source and the at least one detector located within the handheld personal care device, the at least one energy source arranged at a first position and having a first orientation within the handheld personal care device; emitting (220) energy in a three dimensional space surrounding the handheld personal care device; detecting (230) a portion of the energy emitted; generating (240) sensor data; extracting (250) one or more features from the generated sensor data; and estimating (260) a position and an orientation of a portion of the handheld personal care device relative to the user's body based on the extracted one or more features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: MARTIN JOHN EDWARDS, GERBEN KOOIJMAN, DIONISIO MASSINGO NUMES, WILHELMUS JOHANNES EVERARDUS EVERS, STEVEN CHARLES DEANE, VINCENT JEANNE, FILIPE MAIA MASCULO
  • Patent number: 10761645
    Abstract: A sensing device is provided. The sensing device includes at least one first receiving electrode, a plurality of first electrodes, and at least one second electrode. The first receiving electrode extends in a first direction. The first electrodes are connected electrically by a first signal line. The width of each first electrode is larger than a width of the first signal line. The first signal line passes through the first electrodes. The first signal line and the first electrodes are overlapped. The first electrodes have a first voltage level. The second electrode has a second voltage level. The first electrodes and the second electrode are disposed on the same row which extends in a second direction intersecting the first direction. The first voltage level is different from the second voltage level. The first signal line crosses the first receiving electrode and the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: INNOLUX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Martin John Edwards
  • Publication number: 20200260859
    Abstract: A system and method of determining and notifying a user when to replace a worn dental cleaning head (104), comprises receiving, from a sensor (106), at least one measured value; calculating, using the measured value, a burn metric of the dental cleaning head; modeling, using the burn metric, an estimated lifetime of the dental cleaning head; determining, from the lifetime model, whether the dental cleaning head is in need of replacement; and notifying the user upon determining that the dental cleaning head is in need of replacement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: STEVEN CHARLES DEANE, VINCENT JEANNE, GREGORY RUSS GODDARD, TOON HARDEMAN, MARTIN JOHN EDWARDS
  • Patent number: 10653236
    Abstract: A method (500) for calibrating a pressure sensor (28) of an oral cleaning device (10). The method comprises the steps of: providing an oral cleaning device comprising a body portion (12), an elongated member (14, 720) extending from the body portion and comprising a head (16, 770), a pressure sensor (28) configured to obtain a measurement of a force applied to the head by the user during a cleaning session, and a processor (32) configured to receive, from the pressure sensor, the measurement of force applied to the head; obtaining a non-zero load calibration parameter; and calibrating, by the processor using the non-zero load calibration parameter, the measurement of force received from the pressure sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Martin John Edwards, Toon Hardeman
  • Patent number: 10595626
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enhancing a user's efficiency while operating an oral hygiene device (10) is provided. In an exemplary embodiment, at least one image is captured using an image capturing component (602), and a region of interest (820) for operating the oral hygiene device is determined based on the at least one captured image. Characteristics corresponding to a motion of the oral hygiene device operated by the user are extracted. An analysis of the extracted characteristics occurs to determine a quality of motion of the oral hygiene device, and feedback is provided to the user to regarding the determined quality of motion of the oral hygiene device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Vincent Jeanne, Toon Hardeman, Arjen Den Hamer, Martin John Edwards, Jan Wojciech Obrebski, Hubert Gerard Jean Joseph Amaury Vroomen, Alex Merck
  • Publication number: 20190380482
    Abstract: There is provided an attachment for an oral care device, and an oral care device comprising such an attachment. The attachment comprises a treatment element. The treatment element includes a first electrode and a second electrode, and the electrodes are arranged such that, when the first and second electrodes are placed in contact with tissue within an oral cavity of a user, an applied current is able to flow from the first electrode to the second electrode, via the tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: MARTIN JOHN EDWARDS, JAYPRAKASH PATEL
  • Patent number: 10448729
    Abstract: A powered oral care apparatus (2) has a pump-free fluid delivery system for delivering one or more fluids to the oral cavity of a user. The oral care apparatus may employ an oral care assembly (30) that has a capsule member (38) for delivering fluid through a number of openings (31, 46) in response to movement of a head (4) of the oral care apparatus. The oral care apparatus may also employ an oral care assembly (62) having a diaphragm member (84) and a mass member (88) coupled thereto wherein, in response to motion being imparted to the brushhead, the mass member and diaphragm member generate a pumping force to cause fluid to be delivered out of the oral care assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Martin John Edwards, Steven Charles Deane, Johannes Hendrikus Maria Spruit
  • Patent number: 10426254
    Abstract: An oral hygiene device (100) including at least one sensor (104) to improve a user's operation of the oral hygiene device is provided. In one exemplary embodiment, the oral hygiene device includes a longitudinal shaft (102), an attachment assembly (112), a handle portion (110), a suspension system (106), at least two sensors (104a, 104b), and at least one processor (132). The at least one processor is operable to receive an amount of force applied to the attachment assembly, which is detected by the at least two sensors. An angle that the attachment assembly is applied is also determined, the angle being based on the detected amount of force. In one embodiment, the angle and the amount of force are displayed within a user interface to the user to help the user improve their oral hygiene technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Toon Hardeman, Vincent Jeanne, Hubert Jean Joseph Amaury Vroomen, Arjen Den Hamer, Martin John Edwards, Jan Wojciech Obrebski, Alex Merck
  • Patent number: 10307348
    Abstract: A varnish composition is provided comprising a hydrophilic oral care agent, such as a peroxide material, dispersed in a solution of a film-forming hydrophobic polymer in a non-polar solvent. The solvent is selected so as to be a good solvent for the polymer and to be susceptible to evaporation. The composition can be applied as a single layer varnish, preferably a whitening varnish. E.g., the dispersed hydrophilic peroxide material is an aqueous peroxide solution, such as a hydrogen peroxide solution, whereby the dispersion is an emulsion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Antonius Wilhelmus Maria De Laat, James Donald Gwyer, Martin John Edwards, Zeynep Sabah
  • Publication number: 20190104837
    Abstract: A method (500) for calibrating a pressure sensor (28) of an oral cleaning device (10). The method comprises the steps of: providing an oral cleaning device comprising a body portion (12), an elongated member (14, 720) extending from the body portion and comprising a head (16, 770), a pressure sensor (28) configured to obtain a measurement of a force applied to the head by the user during a cleaning session, and a processor (32) configured to receive, from the pressure sensor, the measurement of force applied to the head; obtaining a non-zero load calibration parameter; and calibrating, by the processor using the non-zero load calibration parameter, the measurement of force received from the pressure sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: MARTIN JOHN EDWARDS, TOON HARDEMAN
  • Publication number: 20190095039
    Abstract: A sensing device is provided. The sensing device includes at least one first receiving electrode, a plurality of first electrodes, and at least one second electrode. The first receiving electrode extends in a first direction. The first electrodes are connected electrically by a first signal line. The width of each first electrode is larger than a width of the first signal line. The first signal line passes through the first electrodes. The first signal line and the first electrodes are overlapped. The first electrodes have a first voltage level. The second electrode has a second voltage level. The first electrodes and the second electrode are disposed on the same row which extends in a second direction intersecting the first direction. The first voltage level is different from the second voltage level. The first signal line crosses the first receiving electrode and the second electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventor: Martin John Edwards
  • Publication number: 20190008270
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for providing feedback to an individual based on brushing performance, and providing guidance for the individual's brushing, are provided herein. In one exemplary embodiment, after an oral hygiene device is orientated, a determination is made as to a segment within the individual's mouth that a brush head of the oral hygiene device is located. Upon this determination being made, a sub-segment within the individual's mouth where the brush head is located is also determined. A brushing performance within the sub-segment is calculated and displayed to the user. A level of compliance for the particular segment is determined based on the brushing performance of the various sub-segments within the particular segment. If the level of compliance exceeds a pre-set compliance level for that segment, the individual is guided to a different segment within their mouth for brushing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Toon HARDEMAN, Teunis VLIEGENTHART, Arjen DEN HAMER, Vincent JEANNE, Jan Wojciech OBREBSKI, Yekaterina BORISENKO, Martin John EDWARDS
  • Patent number: 10168818
    Abstract: A sensing device is provided. The sensing device includes a first receiving electrode, a plurality of first electrodes, and a second electrode. The first receiving electrode extends in a first direction and controlled to a receiver. The first electrodes are connected electrically by a first signal line. At least one of the first electrodes is coupled to and controlled by a transmitter. The second electrode is electrically connected by a second signal line. The first electrodes and the second electrode are disposed on a row which extends in a second direction intersecting the first direction. The first signal line crosses the first receiving electrode and the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: INNOLUX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Martin John Edwards
  • Publication number: 20180352947
    Abstract: An oral hygiene device (100) including at least one sensor (104) to improve a user's operation of the oral hygiene device is provided. In one exemplary embodiment, the oral hygiene device includes a longitudinal shaft (102), an attachment assembly (112), a handle portion (110), a suspension system (106), at least two sensors (104a, 104b), and at least one processor (132). The at least one processor is operable to receive an amount of force applied to the attachment assembly, which is detected by the at least two sensors. An angle that the attachment assembly is applied is also determined, the angle being based on the detected amount of force. In one embodiment, the angle and the amount of force are displayed within a user interface to the user to help the user improve their oral hygiene technique.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: TOON HARDEMAN, VINCENT JEANNE, HUBERT JEAN JOSEPH AMAURY VROOMEN, ARJEN DEN HAMER, MARTIN JOHN EDWARDS, JAN WOJCIECH OBREBSKI, ALEX MERCK
  • Publication number: 20180280259
    Abstract: A varnish composition is provided comprising a hydrophilic oral care agent, such as a peroxide material, dispersed in a solution of a film-forming hydrophobic polymer in a non-polar solvent. The solvent is selected so as to be a good solvent for the polymer and to be susceptible to evaporation. The composition can be applied as a single layer varnish, preferably a whitening varnish. E.g., the dispersed hydrophilic peroxide material is an aqueous peroxide solution, such as a hydrogen peroxide solution, whereby the dispersion is an emulsion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: ANTONIUS WILHELMUS MARIA DE LAAT, JAMES DONALD GWYER, MARTIN JOHN EDWARDS, ZEYNEP SABAH
  • Patent number: 10042451
    Abstract: A touch sensor input device includes a first and second array of electrodes, the electrodes in the first array being orthogonal to the electrodes in the second array. A capacitor sensing arrangement senses an electrode capacitance signal which varies in the presence of a touch input. The capacitance signals for groups of electrodes in each array are combined in order to derive respective individual sense signals. This arrangement has electrodes with a finer resolution than the sensing resolution, and this gives improved ability to sense accurately the position of the touch input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: INNOLUX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Martin John Edwards, John Richard Ayres, Nicola Bramante
  • Publication number: 20180192765
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enhancing a user's efficiency while operating an oral hygiene device (10) is provided. In an exemplary embodiment, at least one image is captured using an image capturing component (602), and a region of interest (820) for operating the oral hygiene device is determined based on the at least one captured image. Characteristics corresponding to a motion of the oral hygiene device operated by the user are extracted. An analysis of the extracted characteristics occurs to determine a quality of motion of the oral hygiene device, and feedback is provided to the user to regarding the determined quality of motion of the oral hygiene device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: VINCENT JEANNE, TOON HARDEMAN, ARJEN DEN HAMER, MARTIN JOHN EDWARDS, JAN WOJCIECH OBREBSKI, HUBERT GERARD JEAN JOSEPH AMAURY VROOMEN, ALEX MERCK