Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Stuart J. Friedman
  • Patent number: 8302933
    Abstract: A valve device has a valve space (14) formed in a housing (12a, 12b), a valve drive (16) sealed against the valve space (14) by means of a sealing body (26) made of an elastic material, a two-armed actuating lever (32) which extends through the sealing body and whose first arm (34) is connected to the valve drive (16), and a closing body (28) molded on the sealing body (26), which forms a jacket of the second arm (30) of the actuating lever (32). The closing body (28) can cover or clear a valve seat (24) disposed in a valve space (14) by a swivel movement of the actuating lever (32), wherein the actuating lever (32) includes a spatially fixed bearing axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Buerkert Werke GmbH
    Inventor: Ralf Scheibe
  • Patent number: 8258905
    Abstract: A solenoid unit for a solenoid valve, including a magnet coil and a ferromagnetic circuit which surrounds the magnet coil and comprises a stationary magnet housing, a movable magnet armature and, if required, an armature antipole, the magnet housing being assembled of a cover, a shell and a bottom in the form of multiplayer transformer sheet metal parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Buerkert Werke GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Ellwein, Olaf Beyer, Martin Doerr
  • Patent number: 8172336
    Abstract: A tuft picker device for a brush making machine has a bristle magazine for holding a supply of loose bristles and a tuft picker having a tuft picking notch being movable past an open side of the bristle magazine in a working stroke. A shield member is adapted to be shifted across the tuft picker notch to change the effective depth thereof. The shield member can be adjusted by an adjusting device in each working stroke in order to vary the effective depth of the tuft picking notch from one working stroke to the next to change the size of a tuft engaged in the notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Firma G. B. Boucherie N.V.
    Inventor: Bart Gerard Boucherie
  • Patent number: 8051544
    Abstract: A method of replacing an electrical insulator on a conductor-supporting tower includes the steps of providing an elongate beam spanning the tower between a work site and a helicopter accessible site, a trolley movable on the beam between the sites and an insulator cradle detachably supported by the trolley for supporting the insulator during transport between the sites and to and from the tower via helicopter. The cradle is a partially peripherally enclosed, open-topped structure having a floor, an upstanding rear wall, peripheral walls sloping downwardly from the rear wall to a front wall, an opening in the front wall, an elongate slot in the floor extending rearwardly from the opening, the slot having a width greater than the diameter of an insulator shank but less than the diameter of an insulator skirt, the dimensions of the floor allowing an insulator skirt to lie flat thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Haverfield International Incorporated
    Inventor: Larry Graham
  • Patent number: 7971286
    Abstract: A modular occupant bench unit for use in a swimming pool formed from a plurality of contiguous modular wall panels joined end-to-end to define a pool enclosure having a vertical perimeter wall includes a vertical wall having opposite ends adapted to be joined with contiguous wall panels and being substantially coplanar with the vertical walls of the wall panels and an elongate bench protruding from the vertical wall between the top and bottom thereof into the pool substantially beyond the plane formed by the vertical wall of the pool, the upper side of the bench defining an occupant seating area and the underside being spaced from the floor of the pool. A plurality of hydrotherapy jets are spaced apart along the vertical wall above the upper side of said bench and below the water line of the swimming pool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Fox Pool Corporation
    Inventors: William A. Dillen, II, Robert E. Seitz
  • Patent number: 7975050
    Abstract: In a conditional access network a provider distributes valuable contents such as digital TV over the network and end-users are allowed to access such valuable contents in function of individual access rights defined by a user license. The valuable contents are made available to the end-users, by way of a plurality of different conditional access systems, each end-user is provided with a generic conditional access component having a basic functionality common to all conditional access systems, and particular conditional access systems are selectively enabled on each conditional access component subject to a successful verification of a corresponding license.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: SmarDTV SA
    Inventor: Christophe Genevois
  • Patent number: 7975279
    Abstract: In a pay television system, the choice and the confirmation of an impulse purchase are performed by the user on presentation, by means of a screen, of a grid of programmes. The selection by this user of a particular programme of his choice from the grid is subsequently confirmed in the system by an entitlement management message, this message being specific to an impulse purchase. In order to authorize the immediate screening of the selected transmission, the entitlement management message specific to an impulse purchase is contained in the data tied to the presentation of the grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Naǵravision SA
    Inventors: André Kudelski, Marco Sasselli, Philippe Stransky, Laurent Laffely
  • Patent number: 7931121
    Abstract: A transfer platform for safely transferring a lineman from a helicopter to a utility pole includes a cylindrical hollow member dimensioned to closely fit over the top of the pole, the member having an open lower end and a top cap closing the upper end thereof, the top cap abutting the top of the pole when the member is positioned on the pole, a step extending sidewardly from the member, the step being substantially parallel to and lower than the top cap and an equipment support assembly extending sidewardly from the member. An aperture is formed in the member beneath the underside of the step and an adjustable shim assembly extends through the aperture into the hollow of the member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Haverfield International Incorporated
    Inventor: Larry Graham
  • Patent number: 7925811
    Abstract: A modular system comprises a head module having at least one connection for an external bus signal on an external bus, at least one pneumatic supply connection, an electric supply connection and having a serial bus interface for an internal serial bus, an electric supply interface, a multipole interface and a pneumatic supply interface which are each led to the outside on the same side. The modular system further comprises at least one functional module having an internal serial bus line, electric supply lines, electric multipole lines and pneumatic supply lines which are each passed through from one side to the opposite side and which are each connected to a corresponding interface of the head module. The head module here converts serial bus signals into multipole signals and outputs these signals at the multipole interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Buerkert Werke GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Ottliczky, Michael Winkler
  • Patent number: 7866757
    Abstract: A brush stuffing machine comprising a bristle magazine and a stuffing tool which is movable between a bundle take-over position and a stuffing position, the stuffing tool is pivotally mounted about an axis for movement on a circular arc between the take-over position and the stuffing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Firma G.B. Boucherie N.V.
    Inventor: Bart Gerard Boucherie
  • Patent number: 7852493
    Abstract: There is described a method and an apparatus for the optical 3D digitization of bodies and body parts which reveal non-visible regions which therefore cannot be detected by the 3D digitizer. A mechanical aid is fixed at these regions and protrudes into the measurement space visible for the 3D digitizer. On this visible part, it is provided with marks and is digitized together with the remaining, visible body parts. From the spatial position of the marks of these aids, important geometrical information of the non-visible parts, such as the spatial position, circumferential dimensions, etc., can be calculated, and the 3D model of the body or body part incomplete at these points can be completed therewith. Two applications from the field of orthopedics are described by way of example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: corpus.e AG
    Inventors: Robert Massen, Dirk Rutschmann, Holger Reinhardt
  • Patent number: 7832810
    Abstract: A bristle magazine for a broom or brush stuffing machine includes a receiving space for a multitude of bristles, a bending edge and a bracket opposite the bending edge for maintaining the bristles in a curved condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Firma G.B. Boucherie N.V.
    Inventor: Bart Gerard Boucherie
  • Patent number: 7815393
    Abstract: A mounting assembly for rotatably mounting a surface processing tool holder on at least one motor driven rotatable arm of a surface processing apparatus, such that the tool can spin freely as the arm is driven by the motor, includes an elongate shank having a smooth surfaced, cylindrical portion intermediate its ends adapted for positioning within an aperture in the tool holder with one threaded end portion projecting through the aperture for attachment to an elongate mounting bar adapted for attachment to the arm. A bearing supported by the tool body and surrounding the smooth surfaced portion of the shank is rotatable relative to the shank. The mounting bar includes a threaded aperture for receiving the threaded end portion of the shank and the threaded aperture includes a counterbore for receiving the end portion of the smooth surfaced shank portion which is adjacent the threaded end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Wagman Metal Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Snyder, Brett L. Miller
  • Patent number: 7810481
    Abstract: A rear sight for mounting on a multifilament bowstring of an archery bow for sighting a target, including a body having a pair of sides with at least one end extending therebetween, each of the sides having a groove for tightly receiving at least one filament of the multifilament bowstring for mounting the sight within the bowstring, a pair of spaced-apart legs extending from the body end, the legs being either parallel to or diverging from each other and being substantially the same length, the facing surfaces of the spaced-apart legs and the end of the body defining therebetween a generally U-shaped sight window, the sight window being located between the filaments which extend in the side grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Inventors: Scot Sterner, Stephen Duttera
  • Patent number: 7721760
    Abstract: In a device for reversing the flow of flowing media including two multi-way valves (21) which are fluidically interconnected and mounted on an adapter plate (32), the two valves are identical and are fluidically connected with one another by being pushed one into the other via rotationally symmetrical sealing members that seal in the radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Buerkert Werke GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Hettinger, Julia Lauth, Josip Martis
  • Patent number: 7668311
    Abstract: At the moment of the diffusion of Pay-TV with multi-channel signals, each channel is associated to authorization messages (ECM) which allow to decrypt this channel according to the rights of the subscriber. When changing channel, a very short time is accepted before one has determined these new rights in relation with the new channel. The heavy encrypting algorithms are thus excluded. To avoid this drawback, to decrypt a channel, a system is proposed using the combination of the authorization information for a channel (ECM), and thus encrypted by a fast algorithm, with authorization information (MECM) for a group of channels. These latter are encrypted by a high security algorithm and are thus slower to decrypt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: NagraCard S.A.
    Inventors: André Kudelski, Marco Sasselli
  • Patent number: 7648119
    Abstract: A magnetic drive for a valve, in particular for a pneumatic or hydraulic valve, includes a movable armature (14) and a permanent magnet (20). The permanent magnet (20) is formed from a magnetic paste or a magnetic foil. In preferred embodiments, the permanent magnet (20) is integrated into the movable armature (14) and cooperates with a fixed solenoid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Burkert Werke GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Ralf Scheibe
  • Patent number: 7635169
    Abstract: A tuft picker device for a brush making machine has a bristle magazine for holding a supply of loose bristles, a tuft picker having a tuft picking notch being movable past an open side of the bristle magazine in a working stroke. A shield member is adapted to be shifted across the tuft picker notch to change the effective depth thereof. The shield member can be adjusted by an adjusting device in each working stroke in order to vary the effective depth of the tuft picking notch from one working stroke to the next to change the size of a tuft engaged in the notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Assignee: Firma G.B. Boucherie, N.V.
    Inventor: Bart Gerard Boucherie
  • Patent number: D605859
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: GreenHeart Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Barker, Michael Low
  • Patent number: D605860
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: GreenHeart Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Barker, Michael Low