Patents by Inventor Gabriel Kohn

Gabriel Kohn has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 9519017
    Abstract: A circuit integrity detection system for use in detecting the integrity of sensing wire in a heating pad wherein the integrity of the sensing wire is checking the inputs from a first and second A/D converter connected to opposite ends of the sensing wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Gabriel Kohn
  • Patent number: 9360518
    Abstract: A circuit integrity detection system for use in detecting the integrity of a sensing wire in a heating pad wherein the integrity of the sensing wire is checking the inputs from a first and second A/D converter connected to opposite ends of the sensing wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel Kohn, Leonard Horey, William G. McCoy, Lei Feng, Xiao Bao Yang, Fei Ma
  • Publication number: 20150283353
    Abstract: A sleep system including a thermal pad and a thermal control unit in thermal communication with the thermal pad. The thermal controller is configured to automatically adjusts a temperature of the thermal pad during a sleep cycle time according a programmed routine. During the preprogrammed routine, the thermal control unit maintains the temperature in the thermal pad at a first temperature T1. After a first time period S1 from the initiation of the sleep cycle, the thermal control unit adjusts the temperature in the thermal pad a ?T, for example to a second temperature T2. The second temperature T2 is dependent of the first, preset, temperature T1 and the ?T. The thermal pad temperature is maintained at the second temperature T2 for a majority of the sleep cycle. At a time period S2 before the end of the sleep cycle, the temperature in the thermal pad 12 adjusted a ?T to a third temperature T3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel Kohn, Vera Bevini, Mike Fretwell
  • Publication number: 20150102823
    Abstract: A circuit integrity detection system for use in detecting the integrity of a sensing wire in a heating pad wherein the integrity of the sensing wire is checking the inputs from a first and second A/D converter connected to opposite ends of the sensing wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: SUNBEAM PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Gabriel Kohn, Leonard Horey, William G. McCoy, Lei Feng, Xiao Bao Yang, Fei Ma
  • Publication number: 20150008934
    Abstract: A circuit integrity detection system for use in detecting the integrity of sensing wire in a heating pad wherein the integrity of the sensing wire is checking the inputs from a first and second A/D converter connected to opposite ends of the sensing wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Gabriel Kohn
  • Publication number: 20140319123
    Abstract: A controller for use in textile heating devices, such as heating pads, heating blankets, and the like is provided. The controller provides a display system for conveying to a user the selected heat setting. Such display system is useful in low light condition, where a user cannot readily see the heat setting indicia on the controller. The display system includes a plurality of lighted elements. The lighted elements are illuminated at different intensity levels to indicate the selected heat setting, In this manner, a user is provided with a visual frame of reference to indicate the selected heating setting. Namely, the differentiation between the intensity levels enables a user to visual determine the selected heating setting by the position of a higher intensity lighted element in relationship to lesser intensity lighted elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Gabriel Kohn
  • Publication number: 20130293242
    Abstract: A circuit integrity detection system for use in detecting the integrity of a sensing wire in a heating pad wherein the integrity of the sensing wire is determined by first driving one end of the sensing wire with a low voltage electrical test signal from a microcontroller, and then checking whether the test signal is present on the other end of the sensing wire, in order to distinguish the test signal from the standard AC line voltage present on the sensing wire, the electrical test signal is preferably of a different frequency than the standard 50-60 Hz AC line voltage. In one embodiment, the test signal frequency is approximately 30 kHz.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Gabriel Kohn, Leonard Horey, William G. McCoy
  • Publication number: 20070139844
    Abstract: A circuit is provided for powering a small electrical appliance load. In one embodiment the circuit includes a power output control device such as a triac to supply power to the load. A thermal fuse is placed in series with the triac. A resistor is placed in thermal proximity to the thermal fuse. A switching device such as a transistor is provided to turn on the resistor. A microcomputer controller monitors a short fault condition of the triac. The microcomputer controller turns on the transistor upon detecting a short fault condition in the triac.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Inventors: Leonard Horey, Gabriel Kohn
  • Patent number: 7138585
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bath scale for measuring a user's weight having a weight display and a message display driven by a detection-and-display system adapted to provide through the message display one or more substantially non-deductive messages to the user of the bath scale that instruct the user in plain language how to use the scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc
    Inventors: Gabriel Kohn, Alejandro Herrera, Anson Wong, Patricia Bassett
  • Publication number: 20050067723
    Abstract: A humidifier has a first sealable reservoir feeding water to a second reservoir communicating with ambient atmosphere. A blower is adapted to blow a stream of air through the humidifier to ambient atmosphere, such that the stream of air picks up water vapor from any water that may be in the second reservoir. A feeder valve feeds a quickly-evaporable quantity of water from the first reservoir into the second reservoir. The quickly-evaporable quantity of water in the second reservoir is substantially smaller than the water capacity of the first reservoir. A dry-out mechanism shuts off the feeder valve upon a user command and continues to run the blower at least until the quickly-evaporable quantity of water has evaporated to an extent effective in inhibiting the growth of microorganisms in the microorganism-vulnerable reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2003
    Publication date: March 31, 2005
    Inventors: Kenneth Parker, Michael Docherty, Gabriel Kohn
  • Publication number: 20050029330
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for a friction stir welding process, which comprises the steps of conventional stir welding—including applying friction to the areas of the workpiece to be welded by means of a rotating tool (20) that has a large shoulder that is pressed downwards on the workpiece and has a probe inserted into the material to be welded. The tool being advanced along the weld line. The method additionally comprises generating a laser beam (28) and collimating and focusing said beam on the workpiece in the weld region (29) ahead of the rotating tool. The invention also provides an apparatus for friction stir welding, which comprises the elements of conventional stir welding apparatus—including a rotating tool (20) that has a large shoulder and has a probe for insertion into the material to be welded, a mechanism for holding the tool and rotating and advancing it, a mechanism for pressing the tool shoulder downwards on the workpiece, and a mechanism for clamping the workpieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2002
    Publication date: February 10, 2005
    Inventor: Gabriel Kohn
  • Publication number: 20040222026
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bath scale for measuring a user's weight having a weight display and a message display driven by a detection-and-display system adapted to provide through the message display one or more substantially non-deductive messages to the user of the bath scale that instruct the user in plain language how to use the scale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2003
    Publication date: November 11, 2004
    Inventors: Gabriel Kohn, Alejandro Herrera, Anson Wong, Patricia Bassett
  • Patent number: 6730887
    Abstract: One or more current sensors are mounted externally of a heating member so as to simplify construction of the heating member. The sensors are particularly useful in safety control circuits for heating members using PTC wire as resistance heating elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Leonard I. Horey, Armando Alvite, Gabriel Kohn
  • Publication number: 20030047556
    Abstract: One or more current sensors are mounted externally of a heating member so as to simplify construction of the heating member. The sensors are particularly useful in safety control circuits for heating members using PTC wire as resistance heating elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2002
    Publication date: March 13, 2003
    Inventors: Leonard I. Horey, Armando Alvite, Gabriel Kohn
  • Patent number: 6133731
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus are provided for measuring the mechanical properties of ferromagnetic, elongated structures, such as cables, through the measurement of Barkhausen signals. The method comprises creating a magnetic field, that varies as a function of time or of position, and measuring the Barkhausen signals rate as a function of the magnetic field for each section of the structure to be tested. The mechanical properties are determined for each section from the Barkhausen signals relative to it. The apparatus comprises means for generating the variable magnetic field, a plurality of Barkhausen signal sensors distributed along the structure length, and means for comparing the signals relative to each section to be tested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Assignee: Case Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Mordechai Melamud, Gabriel Kohn
  • Patent number: 5619135
    Abstract: A steel hardness measurement system and method of using same are provided for measuring at least one mechanical or magnetic characteristic of a ferromagnetic sample as a function of at least one magnetic characteristic of the sample. A magnetic field generator subjects the sample to a variable external magnetic field. The magnetic field intensity of the magnetic field generated by the magnetic field generating means is measured and a signal sensor is provided for measuring Barkhausen signals from the sample when the sample is subjected to the external magnetic field. A signal processing unit calculates a jump sum rate first moment as a function of the Barkhausen signals measured by the signal sensor and the magnetic field intensity, and for determining the at least one mechanical or magnetic characteristic as a function of the jump sum rate first moment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1997
    Assignee: American Iron and Steel Institute
    Inventors: Gabriel Kohn, George Hicho, Lydon Swartzendruber
  • Patent number: D512967
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Suppawat Kosumsuppamala, Kenneth R. Parker, Gabriel Kohn, Adam Day
  • Patent number: D480370
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2003
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Suppawat Kosumsuppamala, Kenneth R. Parker, Gabriel Kohn, Adam Day
  • Patent number: D481364
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Suppawat Kosumsuppamala, Augusto A. Picozza, Gabriel Kohn, Adam Day