Patents by Inventor Martinus Bernardus Stapelbroek

Martinus Bernardus Stapelbroek 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: 20190091883
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to method of manufacturing a blade set assembly (16), a blade set assembly (16), and to a hair cutting appliance (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: EVERHARDUS JOHANNES HOEXUM, WILLEM MAAT, SIEGFRIED SABLATSCHAN, MARTINUS BERNARDUS STAPELBROEK, ROEL ALEXANDER RETHMEIER, GEERT-JAN DARWINKEL (GUUS), ALBERT JAN AITINK, LUC BERNTSEN, DAAN HENDRIK GOSENSHUIS
  • Patent number: 9987759
    Abstract: A hair cutting appliance includes a mounting unit configured to couple a cutting unit to a housing. The mounting unit includes a swivel mechanism having a base portion configured to be coupled to the housing, and a top portion configured to be coupled to the cutting unit, where the base and top portions are movable with respect to each other, such that, during operation, the cutting unit is pivotably supported by the swivel mechanism, which defines a virtual pivot axis for the cutting unit. The virtual pivot axis is substantially parallel to a cutting edge of the cutting unit. In a first or shaving state of the swivel mechanism, the virtual pivot axis is located at a first position with respect to the cutting unit, and in a second or styling state, the virtual pivot axis is located at a second position that is different from the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Jeroen Molema, Albert Jan Aitink, Bram Tuijp, Hendrik Klaas Louwsma, Martinus Bernardus Stapelbroek, Robbert Freerk Johan Van Der Scheer
  • Publication number: 20180111277
    Abstract: A stationary blade for a blade set of an electrically operated hair cutting appliance includes first and second walls, where each wall has a first surface, a second surface facing away from the first surface, and a laterally extending leading edge having a plurality of laterally spaced apart longitudinally extending projections. The first surfaces of the first and second walls face each other, at least at their leading edges, while corresponding projections along the leading edges of the first and second walls are mutually connected at their tips to define a plurality of generally U-shaped teeth. The first surfaces of the first and second walls are separated to define a laterally extending guide slot for insertion of a movable blade of the blade set between them. The projections of the first wall have an average thickness that is less than an average thickness of the projections of the second wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: MARTINUS BERNARDUS STAPELBROEK, JAN VAN DALEN
  • Publication number: 20180104834
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method of forming a sheet-metal based double-walled stationary blade (24) for a hair cutting appliance (10), the method comprising: providing a first pre-product layer (70), providing a second pre-product layer (72) which is separate from the first pre-product layer (70), providing a guide slot (44) for a cutter (26), and bonding the first pre-product layer (70) and the second pre-product layer (72) to one another such that the pre-product layers (70, 72) are arranged to jointly receive a to-be-mounted cutter (26), wherein the first pre-product layer (70) and the second pre-product layer (72), in the bonded state, are at least partially offset from one another to provide a defined mating clearance fit for the to-be-mounted cutter (26), wherein the pre-product layers (70, 72) are bonded to one another at their longitudinal ends such that stationary blade teeth (54) are partially formed by the first pre-product layer (70) and partially formed by the second pre- product layer
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: JASPER ZUIDERVAART, MARTINUS BERNARDUS STAPELBROEK, ALBERT JAN AITINK, ONNO HOITINGA, FOLKERT VRIJBURG
  • Patent number: 9873203
    Abstract: A stationary blade for a blade set of an electrically operated hair cutting appliance includes first and second walls, where each wall has a first surface, a second surface facing away from the first surface, and a laterally extending leading edge having a plurality of laterally spaced apart longitudinally extending projections. The first surfaces of the first and second walls face each other, at least at their leading edges, while corresponding projections along the leading edges of the first and second walls are mutually connected at their tips to define a plurality of generally U-shaped teeth. The first surfaces of the first and second walls are separated to define a laterally extending guide slot for insertion of a movable blade of the blade set between them. The projections of the first wall have an average thickness that is less than an average thickness of the projections of the second wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Martinus Bernardus Stapelbroek, Jan Van Dalen
  • Publication number: 20180009121
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a hair cutting appliance (10), a blade set (22; 130; 150; 170) for a hair cutting appliance (10), and to a stationary blade (24) for said blade set (22; 130; 150; 170).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: MARTINUS BERNARDUS STAPELBROEK, JAN BENNIK, JOHAN PRAGT, REMY AMOS ABRAHAM RIPANDELLI, ROBERT FREERK JAHAN VAN DER SCHEER, JAN VAN DALEN, ALBERT JAN AITINK, ROLAND VAN STRAATEN, EVERHARDUS HOHANNES HOEXUM
  • Patent number: 9789617
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hair cutting appliance (10), a blade set (20) for a hair cutting appliance (10), and to a stationary blade (22) for said blade set (20), said blade comprising a first wall portion (44) and a second wall portion (46), each which defining a first surface (80, 82, 84), and a second surface (86, 88, 90) facing away from the first surface (80, 82, 84), and an intermediate wall portion (48) arranged between the first and the second wall portion (46), wherein the first wall portion (44) the second wall portion (46) and the intermediate wall portion (48) jointly define at least one toothed leading edge (32, 34), wherein the first surfaces (80, 82) of the first wall portion (44) and the second wall portion (46) face each other, at least at their leading edges (32, 34), the first wall portion (44), the second wall portion (46) and the intermediate wall portion (48) are interconnected at their tips (38) to define a plurality of teeth (40), wherein the first surfaces (80, 82) of the fir
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILLIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Martinus Bernardus Stapelbroek, Jan Bennik, Albert Jan Aitink, Robbert Freerk Van Der Scheer, Remy Ripandelli, Johan Pragt, Fokke Roelof Voorhorst
  • Patent number: 9782903
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hair cutting appliance (10) and a blade set (20) for a hair cutting appliance (10), said blade set (20) being arranged to be moved through hair in a moving direction (28) to cut hair, said blade set (20) comprising a stationary blade (22), comprising a first wall portion (44), and a second wall portion (46), each wall portion defining a first surface (80, 82, 84), a second surface (86, 88, 90), and at least one toothed leading edge (32, 34) comprising a plurality of mutually spaced apart projections (36), wherein the toothed leading edge (32, 34) at least partially extends in a transverse direction (Y, t) relative to the moving direction (28), wherein the mutually spaced apart projections (36) at least partially extend forwardly in a longitudinal direction (X, r) approximately perpendicular to the transverse direction (Y, t), wherein the first surfaces (80, 82) of the first wall portion (44) and the second wall portion (46) face each other, at least at their leading edges (3
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Martinus Bernardus Stapelbroek, Jan Bennik, Albert Jan Aitink, Robbert Freerk Van der Scheer
  • Publication number: 20170028574
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a hair cutting appliance (10) arranged to be moved through hair in a moving direction (28) in order to cut hair. The hair cutting appliance (10) having: a housing portion (12), a blade set (20) having a skin-facing top surface (32), and a releasable attachment comb (50). The blade set (20) is arranged pivotably with respect to the housing portion (12). The attachment comb (50) comprises a supporting frame (52), at least one spacing guard element (58) arranged to space the blade set (20) from a working surface when in operation, a mounting portion (60) arranged to be attached to a housing portion (12) of the hair cutting appliance (10), and an orientation determining portion (62) arranged to engage the blade set (20) and to define a locking orientation of the blade set (20) when mounted to the hair cutting appliance (10). The present disclosure further relates to an attachment comb (50) for use with a hair cutting appliance (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: LUCA IACCARINO, BRITT ROUMEN, MARTINUS BERNARDUS STAPELBROEK, JAN BENNIK, JOHAN PRAGT, REMY AMOS ABRAHAM RIPANDELLI, ROBBERT FREERK JOHAN VAN DER SCHEER, ALBERT JAN AITINK, ROALAND VAN STRAATEN, EVERHARDUS JOHANNES HOEXUM, JAN VAN DALEN
  • Publication number: 20160271815
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hair cutting appliance (10) comprising a mounting unit (30) for coupling a cutting unit (18) and a housing (12) thereof, and to a mounting unit (30), the mounting unit (30) comprising a swivel mechanism (32) comprising a base portion (38) arranged to be coupled to a housing (12), and a top portion (46) arranged to be coupled to a cutting unit (18), wherein the base portion (38) and the top portion (46) are movable with respect to each other, such that, during operation, the cutting unit (18) is pivotably supported by the swivel mechanism (32), wherein the swivel mechanism (32) defines a virtual pivot axis (p) for the cutting unit (18), the virtual pivot axis (p) being substantially parallel to a cutting edge (29) of the cutting unit (18),wherein, in a first state (I) of the swivel mechanism (32) in which the cutting unit (18) is adapted for shaving, the virtual pivot axis (p) is located at a first position (p) with respect to the cutting unit (18), and wherein, in a second s
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: JEROEN MOLEMA, ALBERT JAN AITINK, BRAM TUIJP, HENDRIK KLAAS LOUWSMA, MARTINUS BERNARDUS STAPELBROEK, ROBBERT FREERK JOHAN VAN DER SCHEER
  • Publication number: 20160271814
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hair cutting appliance (10) comprising a blade set (20), and to a blade set (20) of a hair cutting appliance (10). The blade set (20) is arranged to be moved through hair in an assumed moving direction (28) to cut hair. The blade set (20) comprises a stationary blade (22), a movable blade (24), and a lateral protecting element (56). The stationary blade (22) comprises at least one toothed cutting edge (32, 34), a lateral end (30), and a first surface (48) that is arranged, when in use for shaving purposes, as a skin-contacting surface. The movable blade (24) comprises a toothed cutting edge (32, 34). The stationary blade (22) and the movable blade (24) are arranged to be reciprocally moved with respect to each other in a cutting direction (Y) that is basically perpendicular to the assumed moving direction (28).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: JAN BENNIK, ROBBERT FREERK JOHAN VAN DER SCHEER, MARTINUS BERNARDUS STAPELBROEK, ALBERT JAN AITINK, EVERHARDUS JOHANNES HOEXUM
  • Publication number: 20160236362
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hair cutting appliance (10), a blade set (20) for a hair cutting appliance (10), and to a stationary blade (22) for said blade set (20), said blade comprising a first wall portion (44) and a second wall portion (46), each wall portion defining a first surface (80, 82, 84), a second surface (86, 88, 90), and at least one toothed leading edge (32, 34) comprising a plurality of mutually spaced apart projections (36) provided with respective tips (38), wherein the first surfaces (80, 82) of the first wall portion (44) and the second wall portion (46) face each other, at least at their leading edges (32, 34), where in facing projections (36)along the leading edges (32, 34) of the first and second wall portions (46) are mutually connected at their tips (38) to define a plurality of teeth (40), wherein the first surfaces (80, 82) of the first wall portion (44) and the second wall portion (46) define there between a guide slot (76) for a movable blade (24) of said blade set (20), an
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: MARTINUS BERNARDUS STAPELBROEK, JAN BENNIK, ALBERT JAN AITINK, ROBBERT FREERK VAN DER SCHEER, REMY RIPANDELLI
  • Publication number: 20160236363
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hair cutting appliance (10), a blade set (20) for a hair cutting appliance (10), and to a stationary blade for said blade set (20), said blade comprising a first wall portion (44), a second wall portion (46), and an intermediate wall portion (48), wherein the first wall portion (44), the second wall portion (46), and the intermediate wall portion (48) are fixedly interconnected, thereby forming a segmented stack (56), wherein the intermediate wall portion (48) comprises at least one cutout portion (68) and is disposed between the first wall portion (44) and the second wall portion (46), wherein the first wall portion (44), the second wall portion (46), and the intermediate wall portion (48) jointly form at least one toothed leading edge (32, 34), wherein the toothed leading edge (32, 34) at least partially extends in a transverse direction (Y, t), wherein the toothed leading edge (32, 34) comprises a plurality of mutually spaced apart projections (36) alternating with respec
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: MARTINUS BERNARDUS STAPELBROEK, JAN VAN DALEN
  • Publication number: 20160236361
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hair cutting appliance (10), a blade set (20) for a hair cutting appliance (10), and to a stationary blade (22) for said blade set (20), said blade comprising a first wall portion (44) and a second wall portion (46), each which defining a first surface (80, 82, 84), and a second surface (86, 88, 90) facing away from the first surface (80, 82, 84), and an intermediate wall portion (48) arranged between the first and the second wall portion (46), wherein the first wall portion (44) the second wall portion (46) and the intermediate wall portion (48) jointly define at least one toothed leading edge (32, 34), wherein the first surfaces (80, 82) of the first wall portion (44) and the second wall portion (46) face each other, at least at their leading edges (32, 34), the first wall portion (44), the second wall portion (46) and the intermediate wall portion (48) are interconnected at their tips (38) to define a plurality of teeth (40), wherein the first surfaces (80, 82) of the fir
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: MARTINUS BERNARDUS STAPELBROEK, JAN BENNIK, ALBERT JAN AITINK, ROBBERT FREERK VAN DER SCHEER, REMY RIPANDELLI, JOHAN PRAGT, FOKKE ROELOF VOORHORST
  • Publication number: 20160229071
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hair cutting appliance (10) and a blade set (20) for a hair cutting appliance (10), said blade set (20) being arranged to be moved through hair in a moving direction (28) to cut hair, said blade set (20) comprising a stationary blade (22), comprising a first wall portion (44), and a second wall portion (46), each wall portion defining a first surface (80, 82, 84), a second surface (86, 88, 90), and at least one toothed leading edge (32, 34) comprising a plurality of mutually spaced apart projections (36), wherein the toothed leading edge (32, 34) at least partially extends in a transverse direction (Y, t) relative to the moving direction (28), wherein the mutually spaced apart projections (36) at least partially extend forwardly in a longitudinal direction (X, r) approximately perpendicular to the transverse direction (Y, t), wherein the first surfaces (80, 82) of the first wall portion (44) and the second wall portion (46) face each other, at least at their leading edges (3
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: MARTINUS BERNARDUS STAPELBROEK, JAN BENNIK, ALBERT JAN AITINK, ROBBERT FREERK VAN DER SCHEER
  • Publication number: 20160229072
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hair cutting appliance (10), a blade set (20) for a hair cutting appliance (10), and to a stationary blade (22) for said blade set (20), said blade (22) comprising a first wall segment (50), a second wall segment (52), and an intermediate wall segment (54), wherein the first wall segment (50), the second wall segment (52), and the intermediate wall segment (54) are fixedly interconnected, thereby forming a segmented stack (56), wherein the intermediate wall segment (54) is disposed between the first wall segment (50) and the second wall segment (52), wherein the first wall segment (50), the second wall segment (52), and the intermediate wall segment (54) comprise a substantially equivalent overall extension, thereby jointly forming, at an end of the segmented stack (56), at least one toothed leading edge (32, 34), wherein the at least one leading edge (32, 34) comprises a plurality of mutually spaced apart projections (36) defining a plurality of teeth (40) and respective to
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: MARTINUS BERNARDUS STAPELBROEK, JAN VAN DALEN, PETER DANIEL MARTIJN VAN ZOEST, JAN VAN DRIEL
  • Patent number: 9410593
    Abstract: A nodal-mounted spring arrangement for an electronic toothbrush includes a V-shaped spring member secured at both ends so that it can operate in out-of-phase torsion mode along the axial dimension thereof. In one embodiment, the V-shaped spring member includes two extended end regions, which extend below a longitudinal edge of the middle portion of the V-spring. The free ends of the extended portions are joined by a flat cross-piece. This “closed end” region is present at both ends of the V-spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Tyler G. Kloster, Hendrik Richard Jousma, Michiel Allan Aurelius Schallig, Martinus Bernardus Stapelbroek, Patrick A. Headstrom, Scott E Hall, Wolter F. Benning
  • Patent number: 9145871
    Abstract: A V-spring member (18) for use in a driving system for a personal care appliance has regions (34, 36) at the ends of the spring which are large enough to support a contact with an end clamping assembly, the spring member including a cross-piece (40) extending between the longitudinal edges of the spring at the end regions, such that the ends of the spring member define a closed line. End clamping assemblies (16, 24) provided for such a V-spring member include a body portion (64) having a lower support portion (66) on which the V-spring is supported and a mating clamping member (88) positioned in registry with the support portion on top of the V-spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Tyler G. Kloster, Hendrik Richard Jousma, Michiel Allan Aurelius Schallig, Martinus Bernardus Stapelbroek, Patrick A. Headstrom, Scott E. Hall, Wolter F. Benning
  • Patent number: 9062736
    Abstract: A nodally mounted spring arrangement for a drive train which is used in an electronic toothbrush which includes a housing. A V shaped spring member (15) is secured at both ends thereof, wherein the spring member has a node point (30) along a ridge line, approximately halfway along the length of the spring member. A mounting plate (26) member is fixedly connected to the node point of the spring member and also fixedly connected to the housing of the toothbrush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Gerrit Jan De Jong, Michiel Allan Aurelius Schallig, Hendrik Richard Jousma, Martinus Bernardus Stapelbroek, Tyler G. Kloster, Scott E. Hall, Patrick A. Headstrom
  • Patent number: 8990992
    Abstract: The mouthpiece appliance includes an assembly for receiving teeth (12) which includes a plurality of cleansing portions, typically two opposing side portions (14, 16) and an intermediate center portion (18). The brushing portions include bristle sections which are adapted to clean teeth. The appliance includes at least one DC motor assembly (26) with an output shaft with an eccentric mass of crankshaft (28). The appliance further includes a mechanical motor cover comprising a plurality of arm members which are arranged to connect the DC motor assembly to the cleansing portions of the appliance so that as the unbalanced weight on the output shaft rotates, movement of the cleansing portions, toward and away from the teeth or along the surfaces of the teeth occurs, producing cleansing of the teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Martinus Bernardus Stapelbroek, Patrick A. Headstrom, Fokke Roelof Voorhorst, Jelte Steur, Arif Veendijk, Gert H. Westrup