Patents by Inventor Roland Van Straaten

Roland Van Straaten 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: 20200331156
    Abstract: A hair cutting appliance is configured to be moved through hair in a moving direction in order to cut hair. The hair cutting appliance includes a housing portion, a blade set having a skin-facing top surface, and a releasable attachment comb. The blade set is arranged pivotably with respect to the housing portion. The attachment comb includes a supporting frame, at least one spacing guard element configured to space the blade set from a working surface when in operation, a mounting portion configured to be attached to a housing portion of the hair cutting appliance, and an orientation determining portion configured to engage the blade set and to define a locking orientation of the blade set when mounted to the hair cutting appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Luca IACCARINO, Britt ROUMEN, Martinus Bernardus STAPELBROEK, Jan BENNIK, John PRAGT, Remy Amos Abraham RIPANDELLI, Robbert Freerk Johan VAN DER SCHEER, Albert Jan AITINK, Roland VAN STRAATEN, Everhardus Johannes HOEXUM, Jan VAN DALEN
  • Patent number: 10751892
    Abstract: A grooming appliance (100) comprising: a grooming mechanism (102) for grooming a user; a motor (104) arranged to operate the grooming mechanism; and a controller (106) configured to modulate a data signal into sound produced by the grooming appliance during the operation of the grooming mechanism by the motor, in order to transmit information relating to the grooming appliance. In embodiments, the sound being modulated is caused by the motor when operating the grooming mechanism. In this case the controller is arranged to supply a drive signal to the motor in order to control the motor, and to perform the modulation by varying the drive signal in order to modulate the data signal into the sound caused by the motor during operation of the grooming mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Robert Godlieb, Jasper Zuidervaart, Roland Van Straaten
  • Publication number: 20180111278
    Abstract: A grooming appliance (100) comprising: a grooming mechanism (102) for grooming a user; a motor (104) arranged to operate the grooming mechanism; and a controller (106) configured to modulate a data signal into sound produced by the grooming appliance during the operation of the grooming mechanism by the motor, in order to transmit information relating to the grooming appliance. In embodiments, the sound being modulated is caused by the motor when operating the grooming mechanism. In this case the controller is arranged to supply a drive signal to the motor in order to control the motor, and to perform the modulation by varying the drive signal in order to modulate the data signal into the sound caused by the motor during operation of the grooming mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: ROBERT GODLIEB, JASPER ZUIDERVAART, ROLAND VAN STRAATEN
  • 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: 9381656
    Abstract: A device for trimming hair includes a fixed cutting element, a mobile cutting element and a fixed guard, each including a plurality of teeth that extends in a similar direction. The mobile cutting element is moveable relative to the fixed cutting element such that hairs are cut when they enter a space between the teeth. The mobile cutting element is positioned between the fixed cutting element and the fixed guard, and when in use, the fixed guard is the component closest to the skin to be shaved in a certain direction. A length of the teeth of the fixed and mobile cutting elements and the fixed guard differ so that, during use, the fixed cutting element and the fixed guard may contact the skin but the mobile cutting element is restricted from fully contacting the skin to prevent damage or irritation of the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Roland Van Straaten, Roel Alexander Rethmeier, Reinier Alexander Tijsseh
  • Publication number: 20140317932
    Abstract: A device for trimming hair (11) is disclosed, comprising a fixed cutting element (4), a mobile cutting element (5) and a fixed guard (13), each comprising a plurality of teeth (6, 7, 13) extending in a similar direction. The mobile cutting element is moveable relative to the fixed cutting element such that hairs are cut when they enter the space between the teeth. The mobile cutting element is positioned between the fixed cutting element and the fixed guard, and when in use the fixed guard is the component closest to the skin to be shaved. The length of the teeth of the fixed and mobile cutting elements and the fixed guard differ so that, during use, the fixed cutting element and the fixed guard may contact the skin but the mobile cutting element is restricted from fully contacting the skin to prevent damage or irritation of the skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Roland Van Straaten, Roel Alexander Rethmeier, Reinier Alexander Tijsseh
  • Publication number: 20120090181
    Abstract: A personal care apparatus (101) is presented, comprising a housing (117). This housing has a longitudinal axis (108) and is provided with a first end portion (102) and a second end portion (105). The first end portion (102) has a first end (103) having a first device configured for performing a function related to personal care (104). The second end portion (105) has a second end (106) having a second device configured for performing a function related to personal care (107). Said end portions (102, 105) are located in accordance with the longitudinal axis (108), and said ends (103, 106) are configured for pointing in different directions (114, 115). The first end portion (102) and the second end portion (105) are rotatable over an axis of rotation with respect to each other, which axis of rotation approximately corresponds to the longitudinal axis (108). This personal care apparatus allows the user to easily prevent the not in use device to have unintended interference with the user's skin or hairs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Alma Broekhuizen, Johannes Beugels, Roland Van straaten, Everhardus Johannes Hoexum, Pascal Homan, Aandre Klok
  • Publication number: 20100139361
    Abstract: The invention relates to a calibration arrangement (10) for calibrating an apparatus that is arranged to prepare a beverage from water and an instant product, for different types of instant product. The calibration arrangement comprises: input means (20) for entering a setting into the apparatus, said setting providing the apparatus with dispense information of a particular instant product type, thereby enabling the apparatus to dispense appropriate amounts of said instant product; conversion means (15) for providing the settings for the respective instant product types. The conversion means (15) and the input means (20) function brand independently, that is without making use of or referring to a brand of the instant product type or some other type indication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2007
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Anke Sinnema, Peter Sofrides Viet, Gertrude Riette Van Der Kamp, Matthijs Hendrikus Lubbers, Jacqueline Van Driel, Roland Van Straaten, Simon Martijn Oversteegen
  • Publication number: 20100011629
    Abstract: A device (1) for supplying superheated water, comprising a container (3) for containing water, and a heating element (5) for heating water in the container to a superheated state. During use the water in the container is superheated, by the heating element typically 120 to 140° C. The pressure in the container is suppressing the evaporation of the water If this superheated water is released from the container via a water outlet (7) for letting out superheated water, it evaporates due to decrease of pressure when leaving the container As a result the increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Jan Greta Etienne Pieters, Roland Van Straaten, Martin Hommes
  • Publication number: 20090266101
    Abstract: beverage dispensing apparatus for enclosing and cooling a keg (1) containing a beverage, comprising means for guiding the beverage from the keg (1) to a dispending tap for controlling the beverage output from the dispensing apparatus. The apparatus comprises a cooling system provided with heat transfer means (4) being in direct thermal contact with the keg (1). The cooling system is provided with an adsorbent cooling device (3) comprising a liquid chamber (5) for containing and vaporizing a liquid working substance (8), and an adsorbent chamber (6) containing an adsorbent (9) for adsorbing the vaporized working substance. The liquid chamber (5) is connected through a control valve (12) with the adsorbent chamber (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Eric Mark Sloot, Joldert Maria Boersma, Hugui Wang, Marcelinus Johannus Maria Bruggeman, Roland Van Straaten, Paulus Cornelis Duineveld, Johan Bernard Kuperus