Patents Represented by Attorney Myron Greenspan
  • Patent number: 7320616
    Abstract: There is provided an insulation displacement connector (IDC) assembly having a main body defining at least one wire channel. The main body has at least one substantially flat surface to which a vacuum nozzle can be affixed in order to pickup the IDC assembly. The IDC assembly has at least one contact member with a piercing, cutting or slicing end that is slideably disposed within the main body, and a mounting end that extends from the main body. The mounting end of the contact is attached to a printed circuit board. An insulated conductor, such as wire, cable, and/or ribbon, can be quickly and easily inserted in the channel without being pierced by the piercing end of the contact. When a user pushes down on the IDC, the contact slides into the channel and pierces the insulated conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: Zierick Manufacturing Corp.
    Inventors: Janos Legrady, Ronald Fredriks, Raffaele Tarulli
  • Patent number: 7317911
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for operating a telecommunications system and to a corresponding telecommunications system comprising at least one centralized device and at least one telecommunications terminal device, which is configured for communicating with the centralized device and/or other telecommunications terminal devices. The invention is characterized in that one or more control programs are stored in the centralized device, whereby the control programs can be activated by signals of the telecommunications terminal device in order to initiate one or more functions in the telecommunications terminal device, in the centralized device and/or in other telecommunications terminal devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Assignee: T-Mobile Deutschland GmbH and Deutsche Telekom AG
    Inventors: Heinrich-Helmut Brenig, Detlef Firch
  • Patent number: 7310827
    Abstract: A crescent-shaped splash guard, encircling the part of the head to be washed, protects the eyes, ears and nose from soap and other solutions. It is placed centrally on the forehead above the eyes. Two opposing side portions extend from the center to above and behind the ears. The side portions form upper and lower edges providing a seal against the head. The side portions form troughs about the periphery, directing water and hair washing solutions to the side and back, and preventing solutions from dripping into the eyes, nose and ears. A handgrip in the splash guard's center provides a grip for a “hairwasher.” Holding the handgrip prevents the splash guard from shifting. The “hairwasher” applies pressure to the splash guard via the handgrip to ensure that all hair solutions are guided through the troughs and discharged away from the eyes, nose and ears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Inventors: Martin J. Ciesinski, Chris J. Dowhie
  • Patent number: 7117865
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bench top grill assembly that includes a rigid continuous grill body, a grill grate removably covering an upper opening, and a fuel element receptacle or container removably positionable in the grill body through a lateral opening dimensioned to closely receive the container. A safety handle projects from the fuel element container through the lateral opening away from sides of the grill body so that the handle does not become heated during use and may be safely gripped. A support table with multiple dimensions, forks, and condiment dishes increase the convenience of the bench top grill assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: Lifetime Hoan Corporation
    Inventors: Dan Siegel, Adam Krent
  • Patent number: 6836297
    Abstract: A video signal selecting device for selectively outputting one of a plurality of input video signals to a video display apparatus in accordance with an instruction input is disclosed. The selecting device comprises a selector for selectively outputting one signal of the plural video signals, an OSD control section for displaying symbol information on uniformly colored background indicating that the selective output is executed on a screen of the video display apparatus, and a control circuit section for controlling the selective output of the selector in accordance with the instruction input, and for detecting a change of the instruction input to start up the OSD control section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Osamu Maeda
  • Patent number: 6826494
    Abstract: A pseudo noise generator includes a first arbitrary random number generator that generates two groups of first random number signals respectively corresponding to pre-divided Amplitude Probability Distributions, which are obtained by pre-dividing a specified Amplitude Probability Distribution into two parts at a specified level. A second arbitrary random number generator generates two groups of second random number signals respectively defined by a specified Pulse Duration Distribution and a specified Pulse Spacing Distribution at said specified level. One of the two groups of first random number signals are selected in accordance with the specified Pulse Duration Distribution and the specified Pulse Spacing Distribution defined at said specified level. The selected signals are converted, by a D/A converter, to pseudo noise of analog value in accordance with the Amplitude Probability Distribution, the specified Pulse Duration Distribution and the specified Pulse Spacing Distribution at the specified level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignees: IWATSU Electric Co., Ltd., Electromagnetic Compatibility Research Laboratories Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Yamane, Takashi Shinozuka, Kaoru Setoguchi
  • Patent number: 6825986
    Abstract: The invention refers to the methods and means of conversion of electromagnetic radiation (mainly belonging to the optical range) with the purpose of forming of objects' images (mainly of spatially extended ones) within incoherent light. In an Optical System (OS) the following procedures are being performed: pre-defined distortion of optical motion of rays by means of Amplitude-Phase Mask (APM); optical-electronic conversion of distorted image of object 6 and deduction of the distortions inserted by the APM and by OS. Deduction of distortions is arranged by means of accorded spatial filtration of the distorted image. Distortion of optical motion of rays is accomplished in the direction that is close to the orthogonal one in regards to the distortions brought in by defocusing and by aberrations of the OS. In the meanwhile, the possibility to receive the function of distortions that possesses rotary symmetry is being secured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Obschestvo s Ogranicennoy Otvetstvennostiju <<INSMAT Teknologiya >>
    Inventors: Yakov Mikhailovich Ashkinazy, Andrei Valerievich Cheglakov, Anatoly Alekseevich Schetnikov
  • Patent number: 6799863
    Abstract: An adjustable utility light for suspension from an object has a nominal width and lateral edges, and both an elongate hollow member with opposing open ends and an axis. A pair of generally elongate gripping members is also present, each with a free gripping end and a hollow member engaging end. The gripping members are slidably and rotatably mounted with regard to associated open ends of the hollow member so as to be able to change the axial distance between the gripping members. An elongate biasing member extends through the hollow member and is attached at opposite ends to the gripping member. The biasing member is generally under tension so as to urge the gripping members towards each other, minimizing the distance between them. It is stretchable upon separation along the axis of the gripping members against its own biasing forces. An elongate lamp is provided with an axial length generally equal to the nominal width of the hollow member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: Central Tools, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen B. Offiler, Marcus D. J. Poisson
  • Patent number: 6800181
    Abstract: A device for cleaning jewelry and the like has a housing with an electro-cleaning part and a steam cleaning part. A cleaning bath tank is made of an electrically conductive material. The tank is supported in the electro-cleaning part and can be connected to an electric potential and filled with a conductive fluid that cleans more effectively when heated. The jewelry cleaning device also has an electrical conductor extending into the tank, one that is electrically insulated from the tank and can be connected to an electric potential. There can be placed into the tank an insert with a support surface and conductive engagement means supported so that jewelry engages in an electrically conductive way with the insert. The insert is placed to avoid direct electrical contact between the engagement means and the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Inventor: Carlo L. Accattato
  • Patent number: 6800976
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a spindle motor with a magnetic seal. A method and an apparatus are described for sealing spindle motors, preferably those used for disk storage units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: Precision Motors Deirtsche Minebea GmbH
    Inventor: Jurgen Oelsch
  • Patent number: 6798398
    Abstract: A computer mouse accessory comprises a cover which is configured to fit over a computer mouse in such a way that the pressure-sensitive switches associated with the computer mouse are operable through an opening in the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: Hairy Mouse Limited
    Inventors: David Edwin Smith, Bruce Ledwith, Michael Osborne
  • Patent number: 6794613
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lighter assembly for use in a receptacle. A rigid elongate body is frictionally retained in the receptacle and an engaging arm projects into an axial passage way. An item to be lit engages the engaging arm, which completes a switch and actuates a heating element to ignite the item. An insulator block supports the heating element and protects the heating element from damage during use. Vents allow smoke and ash to escape the lighter assembly, and a lens assembly actuated by the engaging arm lights up for easy location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Liteglow Industries, Inc
    Inventor: Spencer Krumholz
  • Patent number: 6789267
    Abstract: There is provided a hat comprising a crown portion, a brim removably and rotatably attached to the crown portion by a sliding assembly, a circumferential band attached along its lower edge to the lower periphery of the crown portion and having at least a first part of the sliding assembly attached thereto, a headband attached to the circumferential band and/or the crown portion, but preferably not to the sliding assembly, that is disposed between the sliding assembly and a wearer's head when the hat is worn. The sliding assembly comprises a first member at least partially secured to the inside of the crown portion and/or the circumferential band, and a second member at least partially secured to the brim. The sliding assembly is preferably vertically oriented so that, in particular, the sliding assembly may be recessed from the lower periphery of the crown portion for improved functioning and aesthetics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: 3 Sixty Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Oliver Ahn
  • Patent number: 6765627
    Abstract: A video processing circuit for receiving a video signal from a tuner or a video recording/reproducing apparatus through a first or second input terminal and for outputting the video signal as it is through an output terminal under one condition and outputting a character signal from a signal source thereof instead of the video signal through the output terminal or outputting the video signal with the character signal superimposed thereon from the output terminal under the other condition. In the video processing circuit, among a plurality of circuits interposing from the first and second input terminals to the output terminal, only circuits related to the signal source of the character signal are formed in one integrated circuit (second integrated circuit) and the other circuits are formed in the other integrated circuit (first integrated circuit).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Maeda, Katsuhiro Morisada, Toshiaki Irie
  • Patent number: 6741852
    Abstract: A method and device is able to authenticate a subscriber of a digital mobile radiotelephone system vis-à-vis an authentication entity, wherein the subscriber firstly initializes vis-à-vis the authentication entity by executing several times the authentication algorithm containing stored subscriber-specific components and by storing the corresponding response parameters of the subscriber-specific components in a non-volatile memory. Systematic authentication of the subscriber of the mobile radiotelephone system vis-à-vis the authentication entity via a common interface is made possible by the authentication parameters stored in the memory since the authentication entity can always refer back to the response parameters of the individual subscriber module it already knows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: DeTeMobil Deutsche Telekom MobilNet GmbH
    Inventor: Walter Mohrs
  • Patent number: 6721486
    Abstract: An automatic time setting apparatus for an electronic device which receives transmission radio wave in which time data is inserted, extracts the time data from the received transmission radio wave and performs a time setting operation of a clock section within the electronic device in accordance with the extracted time data. The automatic time setting apparatus includes a measuring section which starts measuring a constant time period in response to first turning-on of a power source, in which a system controller determines whether or not a first time setting operation of the clock section has been performed when the measuring section has measured the constant time period, and executes the time setting operation when it is determined that the first time setting operation has not been performed yet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsuhiro Morisada
  • Patent number: 6695481
    Abstract: A locking device and its assemblage are provided for confining an object. The locking device is used to confine the object having an end having a recess having a defining surface to prevent the object from being displaced in a direction. The locking device is a geometrically closed-loop body having a hollow portion, and has a flexibility so that upon being applied with an external force, the object will pass through the hollow portion and the end will thus be confined by the locking device while the force disappears. A simple process can be used to assemble and disassemble the locking assemblage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: Delta Electronics
    Inventor: Lee-Long Chen
  • Patent number: 6688568
    Abstract: The invention concerns a fixing device comprising a vertical rod (10) used for fixing an object in front of a wall (2) hanging from a horizontal rail (1) by it top end zone (12) which is deformed so as to co-operate with the rail to maintain the rod stable by the effect of its own weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Groupe SMS
    Inventor: Claude Moufflet
  • Patent number: D506635
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: Lifetime Hoan Corporation
    Inventors: Adam Krent, Robert Price
  • Patent number: RE38547
    Abstract: A frequency-modulated converter with a series-parallel resonance, particularly for driving any ohmic or inductive load, including gas discharge tubes, wherein a commutating voltage switch in the form of a transistor is provided and is connected in series between a negative electrode of a direct current voltage source and a first terminal of an inductor, and a pulse generator circuit is provided between the voltage source and the transistor's control electrode and the inductor's second terminal is connected to the primary winding of a transformer. A first capacitor and rectifier diode are also provided in a first and second parallel branch respectively between the transistor's charge receiving and charge emitting electrodes, and a second capacitor is provided across the voltage source's electrodes, and a smoothing capacitance is provided for the voltage source, the second capacitor being connected in series with the inductor via the diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Assignee: Lumicae Patent AS
    Inventor: Julius Hartai