Patents by Inventor Michael Vinokur

Michael Vinokur 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).

  • Publication number: 20200330709
    Abstract: A blower includes a housing including an inlet and an outlet, a bearing-housing structure provided to the housing and adapted to rotatably support a rotor, a motor provided to the bearing-housing structure and adapted to drive the rotor, and an impeller provided to the rotor. The bearing-housing structure includes a bearing shaft having a bearing surface that rotatably supports the rotor. The bearing shaft provides only a single bearing of the non-ball bearing type for the rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Samuel Aziz MEBASSER, Peter Jeffrey THOMAS, Roman VINOKUR, Kevin Gene McCULLOH, William S LANE, Yeu-chuan HSIA, Michael David BEDNAR, John Paul FREESE, Karl Yutaka IWAHASHI, David Brent SEARS, Barton John KENYON, Richard G KRUM, Par Egron DANNAS, Hiroshi SUZUKI, Malcolm Edward LEADER
  • Publication number: 20200222935
    Abstract: There is disclosed a selective wetting apparatus (2) comprising a roller (20) rotatable about a roller axis (24) and comprising a wettable roller surface (22); an applicator unit (10) having a lip (12) which extends parallel to the roller axis (24) and is radially spaced apart from the roller surface (22) by a gap (30), wherein the applicator unit (10) is to convey liquid agent (14) towards the roller (20) so that the liquid agent (14) forms a liquid bridge (32) over the gap (30) to wet a wettable axial portion of the roller surface (22); and a flow guide (50) to direct a gas flow (56) into a regulated axial portion of the gap (30) to locally prevent formation of a liquid bridge (32), and thereby prevent wetting of a corresponding axial portion of the roller surface (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Alex Lipnizkiy, Mordechai Arenson, Marko Richter, Yossi Yaacobov, Gil Fisher, Michael Vinokur, Chen Talmor, Nadav Shalem
  • Patent number: 10576227
    Abstract: A blower includes a housing including an inlet and an outlet, a bearing-housing structure provided to the housing and adapted to rotatably support a rotor, a motor provided to the bearing-housing structure and adapted to drive the rotor, and an impeller provided to the rotor. The bearing-housing structure includes a bearing shaft having a bearing surface that rotatably supports the rotor. The bearing shaft provides only a single bearing of the non-ball bearing type for the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: ResMed Motor Technologies Inc
    Inventors: Samuel Aziz Mebasser, Peter Jeffrey Thomas, Roman Vinokur, Kevin Gene McCulloh, William S. Lane, Yeu-chuan Hsia, Michael David Bednar, John Paul Freese, Karl Yutaka Iwahashi, David Brent Sears, Barton John Kenyon, Richard G. Krum, Par Egron Dannas, Hiroshi Suzuki, Malcolm Edward Leader
  • Publication number: 20190358960
    Abstract: In an example, a liquid dispenser is for dispensing liquid into a liquid reservoir with reduced foam formation. The liquid dispenser has a baffle element, guiding element and a discharge element. The baffle element is to receive liquid, the guiding element is to guide liquid from the baffle element to the discharge element, and the discharge element is to discharge liquid into the liquid reservoir. The baffle element, the guiding element and the discharge element are arranged in cascade to flow liquid from the baffle element to the discharge element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: HP Indigo B.V.
    Inventors: Michael Vinokur, Alex Lipnizkiy, Shai Valdman
  • Publication number: 20190307977
    Abstract: A blower includes a housing including an inlet and an outlet, a stationary component provided to the housing, an impeller positioned between the inlet of the housing and the stationary component, and a motor adapted to drive the impeller. The stationary component includes a tube portion structured to retain and align a pair of bearings that rotatably support a rotor to which the impeller is coupled. The tube portion includes a diameter in a side closest to the impeller that is sufficient size to accommodate adhesive to retain one of the bearings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Bruce MOIR, Roman VINOKUR, Frederick Arlet MAY, Dmitri Anatolievich DOUDKINE, Barton John KENYON, Christopher James SMITH
  • Patent number: 10219976
    Abstract: A soaking basin is provided having a magnetic jet assembly positioned to provide a therapeutic liquid circulation within the basin. The magnetic jet includes an impeller assembly and a drive assembly. The impeller assembly operatively coupled to the magnetic drive assembly only via magnetic attraction, such that a basin wall and a disposable liner are disposed between the impeller assembly and the magnetic drive assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: M.A.C. Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Sasha Vinokur, Genya Vinokur, Michael Vinokur
  • Publication number: 20180125750
    Abstract: A soaking basin is provided having a magnetic jet assembly positioned to provide a therapeutic liquid circulation within the basin. The magnetic jet includes an impeller assembly and a drive assembly. The impeller assembly operatively coupled to the magnetic drive assembly only via magnetic attraction, such that a basin wall and a disposable liner are disposed between the impeller assembly and the magnetic drive assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicant: Footsiebath, LLC
    Inventors: Sasha Vinokur, Genya Vinokur, Michael Vinokur
  • Patent number: 9788630
    Abstract: A manicure bowl is provided having an ergonomic wrist rest incorporated into the bowl area, and providing additional support to the manicure bowl. The wrist rest can additionally function as a handle for the manicure bowl. Additionally, the wrist rest, and the outside of the wall of the bowl under the rest and behind the neck of the wrist rest, are receded as to accommodate another manicure bowl fully nested inside it when manicure bowls are stacked on top of one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Footsiebath LLC
    Inventors: Genya Vinokur, Michael Vinokur
  • Patent number: 9700483
    Abstract: A soaking basin is provided having a magnetic jet assembly positioned to provide a therapeutic liquid circulation within the basin. The magnetic jet includes an impeller assembly and a drive assembly. The impeller assembly operatively coupled to the magnetic drive assembly only via magnetic attraction, such that a basin wall and a disposable liner are disposed between the impeller assembly and the magnetic drive assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Footsiebath, LLC
    Inventors: Sasha Vinokur, Genya Vinokur, Michael Vinokur
  • Publication number: 20170055671
    Abstract: A manicure bowl is provided having an ergonomic wrist rest incorporated into the bowl area, and providing additional support to the manicure bowl. The wrist rest can additionally function as a handle for the manicure bowl. Additionally, the wrist rest, and the outside of the wall of the bowl under the rest and behind the neck of the wrist rest, are receded as to accommodate another manicure bowl fully nested inside it when manicure bowls are stacked on top of one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: FOOTSIEBATH, LLC
    Inventors: Genya Vinokur, Michael Vinokur
  • Publication number: 20150297446
    Abstract: A soaking basin is provided having a magnetic jet assembly positioned to provide a therapeutic liquid circulation within the basin. The magnetic jet includes an impeller assembly and a drive assembly. The impeller assembly operatively coupled to the magnetic drive assembly only via magnetic attraction, such that a basin wall and a disposable liner are disposed between the impeller assembly and the magnetic drive assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicant: FOOTSIEBATH, LLC
    Inventors: Sasha Vinokur, Genya Vinokur, Michael Vinokur
  • Patent number: 8763174
    Abstract: A soaking basin is provided having a base unit, a disposable liner, and a frame nested therebetween to enable removal of the liner from the base unit, even when filled with liquid. In this manner, a user can remove the liner filled with liquid to pour out the liquid and discard the liner, after a treatment has been completed. Thus, the user need not lift the entire soaking basin to pour out liquid. In addition, the user can use the frame to support the new liner while filling it with liquid, and to transport the filled liner to the base unit to service clients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Footsiebath, LLC
    Inventors: Genya Vinokur, Sasha Vinkur, Michael Vinokur
  • Patent number: 8411797
    Abstract: A digital nonlinear adaptive mechanism for frequency offset compensation for use in a digital Frequency Shift Keying (FSK) receiver such as a Bluetooth GFSK receiver. The mechanism is intended to aid in the recovery of a frequency-modulated signal in the presence of an unknown additive frequency offset, which could be greater than the peak frequency deviation and which must be suppressed to enable proper data recovery in the receiver. The mechanism utilizes a demodulator to convert the frequency offset into a digitally represented DC level. This level is extracted by a non-linear estimator based on peak detectors and filters. Active suppression of the DC level is achieved by feed-forwarding the estimated value into a subtractor that removes it from the digital signal. A gear shift mechanism incorporated within the DC estimation block enables the dynamic control of the DC estimation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Udi Suissa, Oren Eliezer, Michael Vinokur
  • Patent number: 8387175
    Abstract: A soaking basin is provided having a base unit, a disposable liner, and a frame nested therebetween to enable removal of the liner from the base unit, even when filled with liquid. In this manner, a user can remove the liner filled with liquid to pour out the liquid and discard the liner, after a treatment has been completed. Thus, the user need not lift the entire soaking basin to pour out liquid. In addition, the user can use the frame to support the new liner while filling it with liquid, and to transport the filled liner to the base unit to service clients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Footsiebath LLC
    Inventors: Genya Vinokur, Sasha Vinokur, Michael Vinokur
  • Patent number: 7895685
    Abstract: A soaking basin is provided having a disposable liner and a base unit. The liner defines an air chamber and a plurality of apertures defined in a floor of the liner. The base unit includes an air blower system connected to the liner such that air is forced out the apertures of the liner into the liquid. The liner can further include a water-soluble coating of soaking additives adhered thereto. In this manner, the liner and the base unit cooperatively provide a therapeutic soak, even in a salon setting, without sacrificing hygienic practices. Moreover, the basin is cost-effective to manufacture and use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Footsie Bath LLC
    Inventors: Genya Vinokur, Sasha Vinokur, Michael Vinokur
  • Publication number: 20090094739
    Abstract: A soaking basin is provided having a base unit, a disposable liner, and a frame nested therebetween to enable removal of the liner from the base unit, even when filled with liquid. In this manner, a user can remove the liner filled with liquid to pour out the liquid and discard the liner, after a treatment has been completed. Thus, the user need not lift the entire soaking basin to pour out liquid. In addition, the user can use the frame to support the new liner while filling it with liquid, and to transport the filled liner to the base unit to service clients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Inventors: Genya Vinokur, Sasha Vinokur, Michael Vinokur
  • Publication number: 20070056087
    Abstract: A soaking basin is provided having a disposable liner and a base unit. The liner defines an air chamber and a plurality of apertures defined in a floor of the liner. The base unit includes an air blower system connected to the liner such that air is forced out the apertures of the liner into the liquid. The liner can further include a water-soluble coating of soaking additives adhered thereto. In this manner, the liner and the base unit cooperatively provide a therapeutic soak, even in a salon setting, without sacrificing hygienic practices. Moreover, the basin is cost-effective to manufacture and use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2006
    Publication date: March 15, 2007
    Inventors: Genya Vinokur, Sasha Vinokur, Michael Vinokur
  • Publication number: 20050164639
    Abstract: A digital nonlinear adaptive mechanism for frequency offset compensation for use in a digital Frequency Shift Keying (FSK) receiver such as a Bluetooth GFSK receiver. The mechanism is intended to aid in the recovery of a frequency-modulated signal in the presence of an unknown additive frequency offset, which could be greater than the peak frequency deviation and which must be suppressed to enable proper data recovery in the receiver. The mechanism utilizes a demodulator to convert the frequency offset into a digitally represented DC level. This level is extracted by a non-linear estimator based on peak detectors and filters. Active suppression of the DC level is achieved by feed-forwarding the estimated value into a subtractor that removes it from the digital signal. A gear shift mechanism incorporated within the DC estimation block enables the dynamic control of the DC estimation process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2004
    Publication date: July 28, 2005
    Inventors: Udi Suissa, Oren Eliezer, Michael Vinokur
  • Patent number: 5499603
    Abstract: A liquid injection system for internal combustion engines has a simplified pumping system, with a vacuum driven pump, assisted by an electrically driven booster pump. The liquid is delivered to the engine manifold by way of a spray nozzle incorporating an expansion chamber, into which chamber a calibrated air nozzle delivers air as a high velocity jet to impinge in atomizing, droplet forming relation on injection liquid entering the expansion chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1996
    Inventor: Michael Vinokur
  • Patent number: 4461245
    Abstract: A novel pump suitable for use in a water injection system of an internal combustion engine is described. The pump controls the rate of flow of water injected into the engine. The pump includes a variable pressure inducing means for pressurizing the water contained in the pump. The variable pressure inducing means is responsive to negative back pressure developed in the intake manifold of the engine and varies the pressure of the water in accordance with changes in the negative back pressure of the manifold. As the negative back pressure decreases, the pressure of the water increases which in turn increases the flow rate of fluid from the pump into the engine. There is also disclosed a pressure sensitive nozzle for controlling the flow of fluid exiting from the nozzle as a function of fluid pressure. The nozzle includes an auxiliary fluid flow path through the nozzle that has an inlet opening of variable size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 24, 1984
    Inventor: Michael Vinokur