Patents Represented by Attorney Leonard W. Suroff
  • Patent number: 5860596
    Abstract: An automatic temperature controlled shower head assembly includes a housing having an inlet port and a plurality of outlet ports to permit water to flow therethrough; a valve device operatively associated with the input port controls the volume of water flowing through the assembly depending upon the position of a temperature responsive drive mechanism mounted within the housing in operative relationship to the valve device. The drive mechanism detects temperature changes of the flowing water and acts in response to these temperature changes, within a predetermined range, wherein the valve device is moved to automatically vary the volume of water flowing from the outlet ports depending upon the temperature of the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1999
    Inventor: Stanley Kolt
  • Patent number: 5779539
    Abstract: A static venting system includes a first larger geometrically-shaped member having a plurality of outwardly extending vertical louvers with a top margin and a bottom margin; a second smaller geometrically-shaped member is disposed within the larger member and has a plurality of outwardly extending vertical louvers and a top margin and a bottom margin; a cap member is provided with a first portion for affixing the cap member to the top margin of one of the first or second geometrically-shaped member; the base member has a centrally disposed aperture, a portion for affixing the top margin of the other of said geometrically-shaped members thereto and an outwardly extending flange portion for affixing the base member over a vent aperture provided in an external surface; and a means for connecting the base member to the cap member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1998
    Inventor: Stanley Kolt
  • Patent number: 5080005
    Abstract: A passive building vent disposed in an outside vertical building wall, communicates between the outside atmospheric air and the confined air within the building, via a housing forming an air mixing chamber with a passageway disposed therethrough. A movable membrane is mounted within the housing at one end of the passageway, the other end of the passageway communicates with the confined air and is disposed outside of the vertical building wall. The membrane has a closed position, substantially blocking the passageway and an open position, permitting the free flow of air therethrough. The air passage permits the flow of outside air into the air mixing chamber. A venting device communicates with the air mixing chamber permitting the flow of air to exit from the air mixing chamber. A deflector is mounted on the housing proximate the venting device and communicates with the air mixing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1992
    Assignee: Leonard W. Suroff
    Inventor: Stanley Kolt
  • Patent number: 4750447
    Abstract: An inflatable life raft which forms a passenger receptacle, has a removable canopy for covering the passenger receptacle and is formed from a flexible walled housing which includes inner and outer walls, with a plurality of chambers being formed between the walls. A bleeder mechanism, in the form of a plurality of cords disposed in the chambers keep substantially all of the areas of the chambers in communication with each other so that inflation and more especially deflation, can be readily accomplished without forming air pockets caused by the inner and outer chamber walls sticking together precluding the free flow of air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1988
    Assignee: East/West Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Dominic J. Spinosa, Frank Knoll
  • Patent number: 4697736
    Abstract: An automatic temperature responsive damper assembly for use within the conduit of a ventilating system designed to exhaust the air from a confined space to the atmosphere when the confined space reaches a preselected temperature greater than that in the conduit adjacent to the atmosphere includes at least one vane pivotally mounted within the conduit and preferably two. The vane or vanes are mounted so that they are movable between a generally opened position, wherein air can pass freely through the conduit, and a generally closed position, wherein air passage through the conduit is restricted. A temperature responsive drive assembly that detects the temperature of the air within the conduit is mounted therein and opens and closes the vanes. Biasing the vanes to a normally closed condition is accomplished by placing a greater portion of each vane beyond its pivotal axis and having the smaller portion of one vane cooperate with the larger portion of the other to maintain the generally closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1987
    Assignee: Leonard W. Suroff
    Inventor: Stanley Kolt
  • Patent number: 4609826
    Abstract: An energy efficient apparatus suitable for use in hot, arid climates wherein a source of water is available includes in combination; a rotating wheel member which utilizes the buoyancy of outwardly extending members and a pair of temperature sensitive devices responsive to the change in ambient temperature to cause the moment about the axis of the rotating wheel member to increase, thereby aiding in the rotation of the rotating wheel member providing continuous output energy. The increase of the mechanical moment is caused by the mechanical change in position of an outwardly extending member and provides a portion of the energy obtained thereby to a spring and escapement mechanism which further couples additional energy to support the rotation of the rotating wheel member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 2, 1986
    Inventor: Hyman Suroff
  • Patent number: 4597498
    Abstract: A mobile maintenance stand for servicing and transporting ejection seats utilized in aircraft includes a mobile platform having disposed thereon upright arms adapted to encompass an ejection seat and rotatable to expose the various portions thereof for servicing and maintenance of the wiring, electronics, etc. disposed therein. The platform is rotatable 360 degrees in a horizontal plane with the upright arms rotatable 270 degrees in a vertical plane and is mounted on a lower portion provided with wheels disposed at the distal ends of outwardly extending arms. The arms may be extended to provide additional stability and removable screw jacks are attachable on the arms to provide a rigid stable platform. Additionally included on the rotating base platform is a removable telescoping crane assembly that may be attached to an ejection seat disposed in an aircraft for removing the seat therefrom and placing it in position to be retained by the pair of servicing arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1986
    Assignee: East/West Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Dominic J. Spinosa, Frank Knoll
  • Patent number: 4596181
    Abstract: A passive building vent is disposed in an opening provided in an outside vertical wall for communicating between the outside atmospheric air and the confined air space within the building and includes an inner vertical wall having a plurality of horizontally extending louvres with downwardly extending openings and a pair of side wall portions affixed to the inner vertical wall beyond the end of the louvres. A plurality of horizontally disposed vanes extend between the pair of side wall portions and are jounaled in apertures provided therein. The vanes extend downwardly in a vertical plane overlapping and are displaced inwardly providing a free air path therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1986
    Assignee: Leonard W. Suroff
    Inventor: Stanley Kolt
  • Patent number: 4591092
    Abstract: An energy saver automatic temperature responsive vent, for permitting the passage of air from one defined space to another, which includes a frame for mounting over an opening extending from one defined space to another defined space, the frame having a central passage disposed therethrough and a flap movably mounted to the frame, so as to be means, movable from a closed portion substantially blocking the passage to an open portion permitting the flow air therethrough, a temperature drive assembly being provided to open and close the flap in response to changes in temperature. Adjustment means are provided to preclude the flap from closing entirely, if desired. In addition, the vent is configured so that it has a recess disposed therein for accommodating the knob or the like of an adjustment means on a similar vent so that the vents can be nestled together in the most compact space possible as an expedient to shipping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1986
    Assignee: Leonard W. Suroff
    Inventor: Stanley Kolt
  • Patent number: 4586654
    Abstract: An energy saver automatic temperature responsive vent, for permitting the passage of air from one defined space to another, which includes a frame for mounting over an opening extending from one defined space to another defined space, the frame having a central passage disposed therethrough and a flap movably mounted to the frame, so as to be means, movable from a closed portion substantially blocking the passage to an open portion permitting the flow air therethrough, a temperature drive assembly being provided to open and close the flap in response to changes in temperature. Adjustment means are provided to preclude the flap from closing entirely, if desired. In addition, the vent is configured so that it has a recess disposed therein for accommodating the knob or the like of an adjustment means on a similar vent so that the vents can be nestled together in the most compact space possible as an expedient to shipping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1986
    Assignee: Leonard W. Suroff
    Inventor: Stanley Kolt
  • Patent number: 4582250
    Abstract: An automatic temperature responsive damper assembly for use within the conduit of a ventilating system designed to exhaust the air from a confined space to the atmosphere when the confined space reaches a preselected temperature greater than that in the conduit adjacent to the atmosphere includes at least one vane pivotally mounted within the conduit and preferably two. The vane or vanes are mounted so that they are movable between a generally opened position, wherein air can pass freely through the conduit, and a generally closed position, wherein air passage through the conduit is restricted. A temperature responsive drive assembly that detects the temperature of the air within the conduit is mounted therein and opens and closes the vanes. Biasing the vanes to a normally closed condition is accomplished by placing a greater portion of each vane beyond its pivotal axis and having the smaller portion of one vane cooperate with the larger portion of the other to maintain the generally closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1986
    Assignee: Leonard W. Suroff
    Inventor: Stanley Kolt
  • Patent number: 4567816
    Abstract: An energy saving unidirectional vent, for permitting the passage of air from one defined space to another includes a frame for mounting over an opening communicating therebetween. The frame having a central passageway disposed therethrough and a flap movably mounted to the frame, so as to be movable from a closed position substantially blocking the passageway, to an open position, permitting the flow of air therethrough. A membrane is affixed to the flap on the surface facing the exhaust defined space. An adjustment device is provided to maintain the flap in a partially open position, if desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1986
    Assignee: Leonard W. Suroff
    Inventor: Stanley Kolt
  • Patent number: 4557183
    Abstract: An energy saving incrementally adjustable vent, for permitting the passage of air from one defined space to another which can be mounted on a vertical or horizontal surface includes a frame for mounting over an opening communicating therebetween. The frame has a central passageway disposed therethrough and a flap movably mounted to the frame, so as to be movable from a closed position substantially blocking the passageway, to an open position, permitting the flow of air therethrough. An adjustment device has a detent apparatus affixed to the frame. The adjustment device cooperates with the flap to provide a means for selectively adjusting the amount of air flow therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1985
    Assignee: Leonard W. Suroff
    Inventor: Stanley Kolt
  • Patent number: 4520959
    Abstract: An energy saver automatic temperature responsive vent, for permitting the passage of air from one defined space to another, which includes a frame for mounting over an opening extending from one defined space to another defined space, the frame having a central passage disposed therethrough and a flap movably mounted to the frame, so as to be means, movable from a closed portion substantially blocking the passage to an open portion permitting the flow air therethrough, a temperature drive assembly being provided to open and close the flap in response to changes in temperature. Adjustment means are provided to preclude the flap from closing entirely, if desired. In addition, the vent is configured so that it has a recess disposed therein for accommodating the knob or the like of an adjustment means on a similar vent so that the vents can be nestled together in the most compact space possible as an expedient to shipping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1983
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1985
    Assignee: Leonard W. Suroff
    Inventor: Stanley Kolt
  • Patent number: 4507922
    Abstract: An assembly having a heat expansible fluid therein and capable of expanding and contracting in response to temperature changes between predetermined limits with a first member having a front surface and a rear surface, with the surfaces terminating in a free end. A second member having a rear front surface and a rear surface is also provided with the surfaces terminating in a free end. The first member may include an inner section, with an outer section, and a central section extending intermediate the inner and outer section. The central section has a curved wall extending outwardly from the rear surface. The inner section is adapted to expand outwardly upon the assembly being elevated in temperature which results in the expansion of the heat expansible fluid contained therein. The assembly can be designed to be fully expanded at approximately 85.degree. F. and contracted at approximately 65.degree. F. in an unloaded condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1981
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1985
    Assignee: Leonard W. Suroff
    Inventor: Stanley Kolt
  • Patent number: 4506862
    Abstract: A fluid hose connector capable of resisting transverse forces to avoid inadvertent disconnection from a mating connector includes an elongated hollow body which includes a first portion that provides an extending collar to restrain the lateral movement of a mating connector and a second portion which provides for connection to a source of fluid. The body portion includes a hollow coupling for removably retaining a mating connector and a hollow plunger which is adapted to be slidably received within the coupling. The plunger is provided with a first disconnect position which prevents fluid flow through the body and a second position which permits fluid to flow therethrough. A spring disposed within the body urges the plunger to the first or disconnect position so that when the connector is not mated, it prevents fluid flow therethrough as well as providing a dust cover for the connector opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1985
    Assignee: East/West Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Dominic J. Spinosa, Frank Knoll
  • Patent number: D287583
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1987
    Assignee: TII Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Smith, Michael A. Savona
  • Patent number: D312460
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1990
    Assignee: TII Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Smith
  • Patent number: D327452
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1992
    Assignee: Harry Winston, Inc.
    Inventor: Nick Akselrod
  • Patent number: D333108
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1993
    Assignee: Harry Winston, Inc.
    Inventor: Nick Akselrod