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: 20150047203
    Abstract: A stationary blade (10) for a blade set (4) of an electrically operated hair cutting appliance (1), including a first wall (20) and a second wall (30), each wall defining a first surface (22a, 32a), a second surface (22b, 32b) facing away from the first surface, and a laterally extending leading edge (23, 33) defining a plurality of laterally spaced apart longitudinally extending projections (24, 34), wherein the first surfaces of the first and second walls face each other, at least at their leading edges (23, 33), while facing projections along the leading edges of the first and second walls are mutually connected at their tips (26, 36) to define a plurality of generally U-shaped teeth (12), and the first surfaces of the first and second walls define a laterally extending guide slot (16) for a movable blade (40) of said blade set between them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Martinus Bernardus Stapelbroek, Jan Van Dalen
  • Publication number: 20140339340
    Abstract: The sprayhead device includes a housing (60) having an orifice plate (62) therein with at least one orifice opening (64) therethrough. A liquid line (36) delivers liquid to the sprayhead, where it proceeds through the orifice opening, wherein the liquid flow rate through the orifice and the liquid pressure are sufficiently great relative to the size of the orifice that the liquid moves through the orifice as a continuous stream. Gas is delivered to the housing and gas flows to the interior of the sprayhead through at least two openings (68) in the housing. The gas streams (flows) intercept the liquid flow perpendicularly, approximately 180° apart. The velocity of the gas flows is sufficient to break up the liquid stream from the orifice into a spray of droplets of desired size and velocity, accelerating them out of an acceleration duct (66) exit portion of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: PAULUS CORNELIS DUINEVELD, ALEXANDRA KULAS, MARTINUS BERNARDUS STAPELBROEK, JASPER ZUIDERVAART
  • Publication number: 20140298602
    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: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: MARTINUS BERNARDUS STAPELBROEK, PATRICK A. HEADSTROM, FOKKE ROELOF VOORHORST, JELTE STEUR, ARIF VEENDIJK, GERT H. WESTRUP
  • Publication number: 20140300039
    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 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: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: GERRIT JAN DE JONG, MICHIEL ALLAN AURELIS SCHALLIG, HENKDRIK RICHARD JOUSMA, MARTINUS BERNARDUS STAPELBROEK, TYLER G. KLOSTER, SCOTT E. HALL, PATRICK A. HEADSTROM
  • Patent number: 8827700
    Abstract: The sprayhead device includes a housing (60) having an orifice plate (62) therein with at least one orifice opening (64) therethrough. A liquid line (36) delivers liquid to the sprayhead, where it proceeds through the orifice opening, wherein the liquid flow rate through the orifice and the liquid pressure are sufficiently great relative to the size of the orifice that the liquid moves through the orifice as a continuous stream. Gas is delivered to the housing and gas flows to the interior of the sprayhead through at least two openings (68) in the housing. The gas streams (flows) intercept the liquid flow perpendicularly, approximately 180° apart. The velocity of the gas flows is sufficient to break up the liquid stream from the orifice into a spray of droplets of desired size and velocity, accelerating them out of an acceleration duct (66) exit portion of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Paulus Cornelis Duineveld, Alexandra Kulas, Martinus Bernardus Stapelbroek, Jasper Zuidervaart
  • Patent number: 8793830
    Abstract: A mouthpiece appliance includes an assembly for receiving teeth which includes cleansing portions, such as two opposing side portions and an intermediate center portion. The brushing portions include bristle sections which are adapted to clean teeth. The appliance also includes at least one DC motor assembly with an output shaft with an eccentric mass of crankshaft. The appliance further includes a mechanical motor cover including 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: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Martinus Bernardus Stapelbroek, Patrick A. Headstrom, Fokke Roelof Voorhorst, Jelte Steur, Arif Veendijk, Gert H. Westrup
  • Publication number: 20140109326
    Abstract: The self-contained intraoral appliance includes first and second substantially rigid bands (12, 14) configured to fit along the outer and the inner surfaces of a row of teeth in the mouth. A motor (20) driven by a battery is connected to the bands through a connecting assembly (2, 24, 28, 34, 40 and 44) in such a manner as to provide substantially complete coverage of top surfaces of molar teeth. Brush elements (16, 18) are mounted on the surfaces of the bands to provide cleansing of the teeth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: JOOST ADRIANUS JOHANNES VAN DER RIJT, MICHIEL ALLAN AURELIUS SCHALLIG, MARTINUS BERNARDUS STAPELBROEK, JOZEF JOHANNES MARIA JANSSEN, FOLKERT VRIJBURG
  • Patent number: 8667634
    Abstract: The mouthpiece includes a mouthpiece carrier member (14) having upper and lower sections which are adapted to receive the upper and lower teeth of a user. The mouthpiece carrier member has several embodiments which include side members and an intermediate member or members connecting the two side members to define the two sections. A bristle field (20) is mounted on the mouthpiece carrier member for contact with the surfaces of the teeth. The mouthpiece carrier member is moved in such a manner to produce a bristle action which has a significant axial component, resulting in the bristle tufts moving toward the teeth, contacting the teeth and moving away from the teeth, producing cleaning action on the teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Jelte Steur, Martinus Bernardus Stapelbroek, Evert Alle Helfrich, Arif Veendijk
  • Publication number: 20140060975
    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: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: 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: 8636677
    Abstract: The self-contained intraoral appliance includes first and second substantially rigid bands (12, 14) configured to fit along the outer and the inner surfaces of a row of teeth in the mouth. A motor (20) driven by a battery is connected to the bands through a connecting assembly (2, 24, 28, 34, 40 and 44) in such a manner that one end of the first band moves through a displacement to brush the teeth while the other end remains substantially stationary, and such that an opposing end of the second band moves through a displacement while the other end remains substantially stationary. Brush elements (16, 18) are mounted on the surfaces of the bands to provide cleansing of the teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Joost Adrianus Johannes Van Der Rijt, Michiel Allan Aurelius Schallig, Martinus Bernardus Stapelbroek, Jozef Johannes Maria Janssen, Folkert Vrijburg
  • Patent number: 8448282
    Abstract: The mouthpiece (10) includes receiving portions for receiving teeth from the upper and lower jaws. The teeth receiving portions includes two side portions (26, 28) which are joined by flexible members (32, 34) to a front portion (30). The two side portions move laterally relative to the front portion by the flexible members to accommodate a variety of dental arch configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Martinus Bernardus Stapelbroek, Arif Veendijk
  • Publication number: 20130089836
    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: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Martinus Bernardus Stapelbroek, Patrick A. Headstrom, Fokke Roelof Voorhorst, Jelte Steur, Arif Veendijk, Gert H. Westrup
  • Patent number: 8413969
    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. A mounting plate is connected between a node point along the V-shaped spring member and the housing of the toothbrush. In one embodiment, the V-shaped spring member includes opposing slots on opposite sides of the node point, the slots extending in an axial direction, creating an integrated torsion bar node spring, while reducing stress in the vicinity of the nodal point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics 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
  • Publication number: 20120326370
    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: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS 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
  • Publication number: 20120260441
    Abstract: The mouthpiece assembly includes a receptacle (12) for receiving teeth therein, with bristles (24) mounted thereon for contacting and cleaning the teeth. The receptacle and the bristles cover at least 4 cm. A drive train (20) drives the receptacle such that the bristles move substantially at right angles toward and away from the surfaces of the teeth, the drive train including a motor (22) which produces sufficient force to produce a minimum bristle tip threshold pressure of 6 Newtons per cm and a maximum of 85 Newtons per cm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Kevin A. Miller, Ari Lumbantobing, Patrick A. Headstom, Martinus Bernardus Stapelbroek
  • Patent number: 8210846
    Abstract: The interface structure includes a handle portion (12) having separate supply lines for gas and liquid, and a head portion (18) also having separate supply lines for gas and liquid, wherein the upper surface of the handle portion is configured relative to the lower surface of the head portion, with or without a separate locking member, that the gas and liquid lines in the handle connect in a fluid-sealing relationship with the gas and liquid lines in the head as the head portion is operatively positioned on the handle portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Paulus Cornelis Duineveld, Martinus Bernardus Stapelbroek, Jasper Zuidervaart
  • Publication number: 20110258792
    Abstract: The mouthpiece includes a mouthpiece carrier member (14) having upper and lower sections which are adapted to receive the upper and lower teeth of a user. The mouthpiece carrier member has several embodiments which include side members and an intermediate member or members connecting the two side members to define the two sections. A bristle field (20) is mounted on the mouthpiece carrier member for contact with the surfaces of the teeth. The mouthpiece carrier member is moved in such a manner to produce a bristle action which has a significant axial component, resulting in the bristle tufts moving toward the teeth, contacting the teeth and moving away from the teeth, producing cleaning action on the teeth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Jelte Steur, Martinus Bernardus Stapelbroek, Evert Alle Helfrich, Arif Veendijk
  • Publication number: 20110247159
    Abstract: The dental mouthpiece includes an assembly (14, 16, 18) for holding a bristle field or fields (20) used to clean teeth when the mouthpiece is actuated, and a power assembly (12) for moving the bristle-holding structure and the bristle fields so that the bristles produce a cleaning action on the teeth, wherein the bristle fields are replaceable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Jelte Steur, Evert Alle Helfrich, Martinus Bernardus Stapelbroek, Arif Veendijk
  • Publication number: 20110185525
    Abstract: The mouthpiece (10) includes receiving portions for receiving teeth from the upper and lower jaws. The teeth receiving portions includes two side portions (26, 28) which are joined by flexible members (32, 34) to a front portion (30). The two side portions move laterally relative to the front portion by the flexible members to accommodate a variety of dental arch configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Martinus Bernardus Stapelbroek, Arif Veendijk
  • Publication number: 20110119848
    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: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS 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