Patents Represented by Attorney Law Offices of Natan Epstein
  • Patent number: 8240870
    Abstract: A halogen light fixture for mounting under a cabinet and over a counter surface, as in a kitchen, has a housing between opposite end caps adaptable to fixtures of varying lengths. A partition between the end caps cooperates with a housing top and rear wall to provide a closed wiring compartment including a power switch accessible on a bottom of the partition. A translucent diffuser panel is supported in open slots formed in the end caps and can be pulled from the slots for access to the lamps sockets. The fixture is held together by screws passing through the housing and the end caps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Troy-CSL Lighting, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Pickett, Maer Skegin, Scott Searle
  • Patent number: 7824921
    Abstract: A urine sample is taken by providing to the person a container having a removable cap with an initially unbroken elastomeric septum puncturable by a blunt tipped pipette and self-resealing following withdrawal of the pipette from the septum. The urine specimen is deposited in the container and the cap replaced. The container with the specimen is conveyed to a laboratory location for analysis where the septum is punctured by manually pressing the blunt tip of a plastic pipette against the septum with sufficient force to puncture through the septum and into the container with the tip. A sample of the urine specimen is drawn into the pipette and the pipette tip withdrawn to allow the septum to self-reseal, such that the urine specimen is sampled for analysis without reopening the container cap following replacement of the cap at the specimen collection site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Inventor: Abner Levy
  • Patent number: 7798668
    Abstract: A corner mount light fixture has an extruded housing base with two mutually perpendicular housing walls and a wire channel coextruded with the housing base. A lamp holder snap mounts to the wire channel and pierces the insulation of a conductor pair press fitted in the channel. The conductor pair runs between two terminal blocks also snap mounted to the wire channel near opposite ends of the housing, so that multiple lamp holders can be installed at intervals along the conductor pair. Plastic housing covers snap onto the extruded housing base on either side of each lamp holder, and a glass lens is supported over each lamp holder in guideways molded on the housing covers. The lens slides along the guideways to open the housing for access to the lamp holder. Multiple fixtures can be daisy chained by interconnecting terminal blocks of adjacent fixtures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Troy-CSL Lighting, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeff R. Cunius
  • Patent number: 7794132
    Abstract: An electric lighting system for concealed lighting and track lighting installations has lamp holders spaced along a custom power cable with two finely braided high current conductors. The cable and conductors have a flattened rectangular cross section and are exceptionally pliable to facilitate cornering in tight spaces. The cable exterior is slotted for reduced height of the installed lamp holders and optimum low profile of concealed lighting installations. The lamp holders are adaptable to different types of lamps and include an optional reflector. Snap-on mounting lugs permit installation of the cable and lamp holders directly to a mounting surface. Alternatively, a low profile track holds the cable and lamp holders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Troy-CSL Lighting, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeff R. Cunius
  • Patent number: 7600900
    Abstract: A halogen light fixture for mounting under a cabinet and over a counter surface, as in a kitchen, has a housing of continuous cross section between opposite end caps adaptable to fixtures of varying lengths. Screw fasteners pass through aligned openings in the housing and the end caps for attachment to the cabinet underside, and spacers integral to the end caps provide for air flow between the fixture and the cabinet. A partition also extending between the end caps provides a closed wiring compartment and some or all of the electrical components of the fixture, including lamp sockets and power switch can be mounted on the partition for ease of assembly and access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Troy-CSL Lighting, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Pickett, Maer Skegin, Scott Searle
  • Patent number: 7411507
    Abstract: Enhanced physical protection against vandalism for RFID reader/writer units is provided by a relatively thick metal front or housing which also functions as the antenna element of the reader/writer. The metal front is cut or slotted to define a radio frequency antenna integral with the metal front or housing for improved physical protection and good unshielded antenna function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Soundcraft, Inc.
    Inventor: Martin S. Casden
  • Patent number: 7363052
    Abstract: A field deployable data processing and communications device such as a portable personal digital assistant (PDA) device is configured and programmed for collecting local information such as environmental, chemical or biological data, images and voice messages, at the scene of an incident of a nature which requires intervention by public safety or law enforcement agencies. The PDA is deployed at the incident scene by first response personnel and provides a conduit for seamlessly conveying information collected by the PDA at the scene to remote facilities and agencies, which may be chosen for their ability to deal with and respond to situations of a particular nature, thereby reducing delays and improving efficiency of response to public safety and security incidents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Inventor: David M. Lamensdorf
  • Patent number: 7114833
    Abstract: A halogen light fixture for mounting under a cabinet and over a counter surface, as in a kitchen, has a housing of continuous cross section between opposite end caps adaptable to fixtures of varying lengths, a rapidly accessible wiring compartment by tool free removal of a single partition, and an air flow path through the fixture housing including a heat shield arrangement for effective heat dissipation and cooler operation of the fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Troy-CSL Lighting, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Pickett, Maer Skegin, Scott Searle
  • Patent number: 7069883
    Abstract: Early stage detection of engine liquid cooling problems is provided with temperature, pressure and other sensors and associated logic circuits configured for detecting alarm conditions including below normal static coolant pressure coupled with an elevated coolant temperature, above normal static coolant pressure, below normal coolant pump pressure condition, coolant voids due to coolant loss or boiling, and external steam or liquid leakage from the cooling system. A gauge displays the difference between coolant pump output pressure and static coolant pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Inventor: Robert M. Atkins
  • Patent number: 7021837
    Abstract: Three alternate fiber ribbon interconnections are described for optically interfacing two 4-channel optoelectronic transceiver modules, each module having separate, spaced apart transmitter and receiver diode arrays. In each instance the optical interconnection is made by either an 8 fiber or a 12 fiber ribbon and associated fiber end connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jerome Eichenberger, Chris Lee Keller, Shuhei Toyoda
  • Patent number: 7008500
    Abstract: Plastic cards with included electronic elements are made by laminating a carrier sheet bearing multiple electronic elements between top and bottom plastic sheets. The laminated composite is die cut into separate cards. Prior to lamination the carrier sheet is perforated in a web pattern such that the carrier sheet material is largely recessed from the side edges of the finished cards for better lamination and appearance of the finished card edges. The electronic elements may be obtained on continuous rolls of carrier material which is cut into sheets for lamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: Soundcraft, Inc.
    Inventor: Joel Smulson
  • Patent number: 6993808
    Abstract: A hinge for an orthopedic splint has two plates hinged for pivotal movement relative to each other and a detent engageable for locking the plates at a selected angle to each other, and a spring urging the detent into engagement. The detent is protected in a recessed guideway against operation with the unaided hand to discourage tampering with the splint settings by the patient fitted with same, but is retractable with a pointed tool inserted in the recess or a removable screw threaded in the detent as a finger hold. The screw may also pass through the detent and if tightened against an underlying plate keeps the detent disengaged to facilitate adjustment of the splint. The hinge allows left and right hand angular settings of the splint to either side of a zero angle for ambidextrous use of the splint, and radial tabs with directional markings are provided as visual indicators of the angular setting of the splint hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: Lenjoy Medical Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: John E. Bennett, Willis C. Bradley
  • Patent number: 6965301
    Abstract: Protection against abusive ringing of doorbells is provided by a ring limiting circuit including ring counter and ring timer circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Inventors: Ari Epstein, Natan Epstein
  • Patent number: 6905257
    Abstract: Optoelectronic transceiver modules having photoemitter and photodetector arrays spaced from each other are interfaced to a single optical fiber ribbon having evenly spaced optical fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jerome Eichenberger, Chris Lee Keller, Shuhei Toyoda, Yasunori Iwasaki
  • Patent number: D521171
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Troy-CSL Lighting, Inc.
    Inventor: Maer Skegin
  • Patent number: D556359
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: Troy-CSL Lighting, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeff R. Cunius
  • Patent number: D570293
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Troy-CSL Lighting, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeff R. Cunius
  • Patent number: D622891
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Troy-CSL Lighting, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve B. Nadell
  • Patent number: D622893
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Troy-CSL Lighting, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve B. Nadell
  • Patent number: D632838
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Troy-CSL Lighting, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeff R. Cunius