Patents Assigned to Bernstein AG
  • Patent number: 10725437
    Abstract: A safety sensor for monitoring the operational safety of a system comprises at least one safety signal input and at least one safety signal output. The safety sensor has a control unit. The control unit imprints the output safety signal with additional data, wherein the signal value of the output safety signal is changed within the limits of the value range assigned to the presently output signal state of the output safety signal depending on the additional data of the signal value of the output safety signal, and/or the control unit imprints the received input safety signal with additional data, wherein the signal value of the received input safety signal is changed within the limits of the value range assigned to the presently received signal state of the input safety signal depending on the additional data of the signal value of the received input safety signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: BERNSTEIN AG
    Inventors: Marcus Scholz, Georg Zwirkowski, Thomas Krause
  • Patent number: 10149542
    Abstract: The invention relates to a support column system (100) for supporting at least one computer installation (101, 102), wherein the support column system comprises the following: a) at least one elongate support column (1) which is arranged for vertical fitting; b) at least one vertical fastening means (7) which is arranged for fastening the support column (1) vertically to a floor, a ceiling, or a wall of a room, or for fastening said support column (1) to a roller platform; c) at least one first support installation (2) that is fastened to the support column (1), for supporting at least one visual output device (101) of the computer installation; d) at least one second support installation (3) that is fastened to the support column (1), for supporting at least one manual input device (102) of the computer installation; characterized in that the support column (1) in the cross section is configured as a multi-chamber profile, wherein the multi-chamber profile has at least one closed front chamber (12) and one
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: BERNSTEIN AG
    Inventor: Uwe Diekröger
  • Patent number: 10024053
    Abstract: The invention relates to a support column system (100) for supporting at least one computer installation (101, 102), wherein the support column system comprises the following: a) at least one elongate support column (1) which is arranged for vertical fitting; b) at least one vertical fastening means (7) which is arranged for fastening the support column (1) vertically to a floor, a ceiling, or a wall of a room, or for fastening said support column (1) to a roller platform; c) at least one first support installation (2) that is fastened to the support column (1), for supporting at least one visual output device (101) of the computer installation; d) at least one second support installation (3) that is fastened to the support column (1), for supporting at least one manual input device (102) of the computer installation; characterized in that the support column (1) has at least one cut-out in an externally accessible wall, and at least one functional element (40) is routed through the cut-out, wherein at lea
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: BERNSTEIN AG
    Inventor: Uwe Diekröger
  • Patent number: 9646777
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrical switching device, in particular a position switch, limit switch, microswitch or other limit stop switch, having at least one housing and one or more electrical switch contacts arranged in the housing, the housing having at least one actuation opening, via which the switch contact(s) can be actuated mechanically from a position outside the housing, the switching device, as a further separate component, having at least one actuator, which has at least one actuation ram that is longitudinally displaceable in the direction of a longitudinal axis of the actuator, the actuator, in a number of different rotation angle positions with regard to the longitudinal axis, being securable to the housing of the switching device in a manner secured against rotation, in such a way that, in the event of external actuation of the actuation ram, the switch contact(s) can be mechanically actuated, a strap being provided as securing means to mechanically secure the actuator to the housing of t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: BERNSTEIN AG
    Inventors: Markus Finger, Michael Schnitker
  • Patent number: 8933353
    Abstract: A switch (1), in particular a foot-operated switch, with a housing (2), in which a switching device (4) is arranged, wherein a leadthrough with a bearing (6) is provided on opposite sides of the housing (2), and a pivotable pedal (3) can be fixed to the bearings (6). The pedal (3) can be positioned removably on the bearings (6) and, in the state in which it is positioned on the bearings (6), can be secured on the bearings (6) in each case via at least one connecting element (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Bernstein AG
    Inventors: Markus Finger, Michael Schnitker, Klaus Wehmeyer
  • Publication number: 20120211337
    Abstract: A switch (1), in particular a foot-operated switch, with a housing (2), in which a switching device (4) is arranged, wherein a leadthrough with a bearing (6) is provided on opposite sides of the housing (2), and a pivotable pedal (3) can be fixed to the bearings (6). The pedal (3) can be positioned removably on the bearings (6) and, in the state in which it is positioned on the bearings (6), can be secured on the bearings (6) in each case via at least one connecting element (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: Bernstein AG
    Inventors: Markus Finger, Michael Schnitker, Klaus Wehmeyer
  • Publication number: 20090083956
    Abstract: A tensioning device for at least one cable control switch is described. The tensioning device includes a holding element for clamping and securing a cable thereto. A housing is connected to the holding element. An adjustment device is disposed between the housing and the holding element to permit adjustment between the housing and the holding element, thereby permitting a predetermined tension to be applied to the cable. The device also includes an electronic device for detecting the tension in the cable and for generating a signal indicative of the tension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Applicant: Bernstein AG
    Inventors: Joachim Ulfik, Werner Winkelhake, Markus Finger
  • Patent number: 7271358
    Abstract: A switching hinge comprises a hinge housing (6) at which a hinge flap (4) is swivellably disposed, a switching element (2) coupled with the hinge flap (4) being provided, which switching element (2) triggers a switching operation at a built-in switch (7) in a predetermined position of the hinge flap (4). According to the invention, the built-in switch (7) can be adjusted relative to the switching element (2) for adjusting the switching point. Particularly, a precision adjustment can be carried out so that an adaptation to the respective installation situation becomes possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: Bernstein AG
    Inventors: Joachim Ulfik, Markus Finger, Lothar Pedron
  • Patent number: 7238900
    Abstract: A switching hinge having a hinge housing at which a hinge flap is swivellably disposed about an axis. A switching element is coupled to the hinge flap, which switching element triggers a switching operation at a built-in switch in a predetermined position of the hinge flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Bernstein AG
    Inventors: Joachim Ulfik, Markus Finger, Lothar Pedron
  • Patent number: 6913247
    Abstract: A quick-action tensioning device (1) for cable control switches comprises a holding element (2), to which a cable (3) can be fastened in a clamping manner, and a housing (8), which is connected with the holding element (2). According to the invention, devices (9, 10) for a precise adjusting are provided between the housing (8) and the holding element (2). In particular, a nut (10) can be used for the precise adjusting, so that the cable tension can be continuously adjusted, in which case a rough adjustment as well as a precision adjustment can be carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: Bernstein AG
    Inventors: Rolf Wecke, Meinhard Gerner, Joachim Ulfik, Markus Finger
  • Patent number: 6891118
    Abstract: A manually operable, electrical operating member having two key buttons for the respective switching-on and switching-off of the current, which key buttons are arranged on mutually opposite sides and can be operated in several steps. A common, mechanically operable switch is provided with which the key buttons are each in an operative connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: Bernstein AG
    Inventors: Rolf Wecke, Jürgen Weiss, Micahel Leuschner
  • Patent number: 6750658
    Abstract: Inductive safety sensor for monitoring the condition of doors and gates, particularly of elevators, having a sensor device for sensing a target which is designed such that it emits a signal only when sensing a target made of a defined material and switches from a first constant current to another constant current when the target is sensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: Bernstein AG
    Inventors: Andreas Hofmann, Matthias Krühler
  • Publication number: 20030234170
    Abstract: A manually operable, electrical operating member having two key buttons for the respective switching-on and switching-off of the current, which key buttons are arranged on mutually opposite sides and can be operated in several steps. A common, mechanically operable switch is provided with which the key buttons are each in an operative connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2003
    Publication date: December 25, 2003
    Applicant: Bernstein AG
    Inventors: Rolf Wecke, Jurgen Weiss, Michael Leuschner
  • Patent number: 6667449
    Abstract: A switch hinge is described having a first hinge wing, which accommodates a switch operable by a lever, having a second hinge wing and having a shaft which, in the operative position, is non-rotatably connected with the second hinge wing. The shaft, on its circumference, has a switch groove which extends in the direction of the shaft axis and into which an operating pin connected with the lever dips in a predetermined swivelling position between the two hinge wings. In a preassembled condition, in which the operating pin rests in the switch groove, the shaft is secured by a lock against rotation with respect to the first hinge wing, and the second hinge wing is freely swivellably with respect to the shaft. A screw screwed into the face-side end of the first hinge wing axially displaces the shaft by a predetermined extent out of the preassembled position into the operative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: Bernstein AG
    Inventors: Rolf Wecke, Joachim Ulfik, Achim Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 6590156
    Abstract: A sensor having a sensor housing made of a housing tube which has a receiving space axially penetrating the housing tube, preferably for an electronic sensor system. The housing tube is a hollow cylinder which has axially extending flats on two mutually opposite areas. A profile groove housing for the sensor includes an insertion area with parallel walls and a receiving area adjoining the insertion section. The receiving area is essentially circular in cross-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Assignee: Bernstein AG
    Inventors: Arnd Franke, Torsten Hässler
  • Publication number: 20020174996
    Abstract: A sensor having a sensor housing made of a housing tube which has a receiving space axially penetrating the housing tube, preferably for an electronic sensor system. The housing tube is a hollow cylinder which has axially extending flats on two mutually opposite areas. A profile groove housing for the sensor includes an insertion area with parallel walls and a receiving area adjoining the insertion section. The receiving area is essentially circular in cross-section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2002
    Publication date: November 28, 2002
    Applicant: Bernstein AG
    Inventors: Arnd Franke, Torsten Hassler
  • Publication number: 20020175812
    Abstract: Inductive safety sensor for monitoring the condition of doors and gates, particularly of elevators, having a sensor device for sensing a target which is designed such that it emits a signal only when sensing a target made of a defined material and switches from a first constant current to another constant current when the target is sensed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2002
    Publication date: November 28, 2002
    Applicant: Bernstein AG
    Inventors: Andreas Hofmann, Matthias Kruhler
  • Publication number: 20020125116
    Abstract: A switch hinge is described having a first hinge wing, which accommodates a switch operable by a lever, having a second hinge wing and having a shaft which, in the operative position, is non-rotatably connected with the second hinge wing. The shaft, on its circumference, has a switch groove which extends in the direction of the shaft axis and into which an operating pin connected with the lever dips in a predetermined swivelling position between the two hinge wings. In a preassembled condition, in which the operating pin rests in the switch groove, the shaft is secured by a lock against rotation with respect to the first hinge wing, and the second hinge wing is freely swivellably with respect to the shaft. A screw screwed into the face-side end of the first hinge wing axially displaces the shaft by a predetermined extent out of the preassembled position into the operative position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2002
    Publication date: September 12, 2002
    Applicant: Bernstein AG
    Inventors: Rolf Wecke, Joachim Ulfik, Achim Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 6236006
    Abstract: A switch device, includes a casing having an inlet opening for introduction of a conductive cable, having at least two conductors and an insulating sheath. The casing has an open end which is closeable by a lid. Received in the interior of the casing are contact members having terminals which point in the direction of the lid, for penetration through the insulating sheath of the cable and contacting the conductors. A pressure pad is secured interiorly on the lid in an area of contact-making between the contact members and the conductors, for exerting a pressure onto the cable, whereby the pressure pad so projects into the interior of the casing as to firmly press the cable onto the contact members via the connected terminals, when the lid is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Assignee: Bernstein AG
    Inventor: Rolf Wecke