Patents by Inventor Markus Finger

Markus Finger 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20150380177
    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: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    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
  • Publication number: 20070068780
    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: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Publication date: March 29, 2007
    Inventors: Joachim Ulfik, Markus Finger, Lothar Pedron
  • Publication number: 20070068778
    Abstract: A switching hinge comprises a hinge housing (6) on which a hinge flap (4) is swivellably disposed about an axis (3). A switching element (2) coupled with the hinge flap (4) is provided on the axis (3), which switching element (2) triggers a switching operation at a built-in switch (7) in a predetermined position of the hinge flap (4). In this case, the switching point of the built-in switch (7) can be adjusted later. For this purpose, an exchangeable connection element (5) for transmitting rotating motions is preferably provided between the switching element (2) and the hinge flap (4), which connection element (5) can be mounted in different angular positions to the hinge flap (4) and/or the switching element (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Publication date: March 29, 2007
    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
  • Publication number: 20040088833
    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: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2003
    Publication date: May 13, 2004
    Inventors: Rolf Wecke, Meinhard Gerner, Joachim Ulfik, Markus Finger