Patents by Inventor Zsolt Szarka-Kovacs

Zsolt Szarka-Kovacs 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: 10260254
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a mechanism (10) for transmitting a torque applied to a handle (12). The mechanism (10) comprises a torque transmitter (18). The torque transmitter (18) is for transmitting the torque applied to the handle (12) coupled thereto. The mechanism (10) comprises a torque transmitter stop (40) within the housing (14). The torque transmitter (18) and the torque transmitter stop (40) are cooperatively arranged for the torque transmitter stop (40) and the torque transmitter (18) to engage to arrest a torque transmitter rotation. The torque transmitter (18) and the torque transmitter stop (40) are cooperatively arranged for the torque transmitter stop (40) and the torque transmitter (18) to disengage when the torque so applied exceeds a predetermined torque value. Also disclosed herein is a method for operating the mechanism (10) for transmitting a torque applied to the handle (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: TNBT HOLDINGS PTY LTD
    Inventors: Marc Cohen, Zsolt Szarka-Kovacs, Daniel Mascia, Jonathon Woodcock, Attila Bertok
  • Publication number: 20180209169
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a mechanism (10) for transmitting a torque applied to a handle (12). The mechanism (10) comprises a torque transmitter (18). The torque transmitter (18) is for transmitting the torque applied to the handle (12) coupled thereto. The mechanism (10) comprises a torque transmitter stop (40) within the housing (14). The torque transmitter (18) and the torque transmitter stop (40) are cooperatively arranged for the torque transmitter stop (40) and the torque transmitter (18) to engage to arrest a torque transmitter rotation. The torque transmitter (18) and the torque transmitter stop (40) are cooperatively arranged for the torque transmitter stop (40) and the torque transmitter (18) to disengage when the torque so applied exceeds a predetermined torque value. Also disclosed herein is a method for operating the mechanism (10) for transmitting a torque applied to the handle (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: TNBT HOLDINGS PTY LTD
    Inventors: Marc Cohen, Zsolt Szarka-Kovacs, Daniel Mascia, Jonathon Woodcock, Attila Bertok
  • Publication number: 20180202190
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a latchbolt retractor (12). The latchbolt retractor (12) comprises a latchbolt retraction mechanism (30) mounted to a carriage (28). The latchbolt retraction mechanism (30) comprising a latchbolt assembly coupler (32) for operational coupling to a latchbolt assembly (22). The carriage (28) is configured to slide along at least one rail (14,16) for positioning the latchbolt assembly coupler (32) relative to the latchbolt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Marc Cohen, Daniel Mascia, Zsolt Szarka-Kovacs, Jonathon Woodcok
  • Publication number: 20180187451
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a mechanism (30) for a lockset (10). The mechanism (30) comprises a latchbolt retractor (22) that is rotationally actuatable. The mechanism (30) comprises a rotationally mounted handle coupler (36). The rotationally mounted handle coupler (36) is rotatable by a rotation of a handle (12) when coupled thereto and comprises an adaptor receiver (46) for receiving any one of a plurality of adaptors (48,52,54). The rotationally mounted handle coupler is configured to engage with at least one of the plurality of adaptors (48,52), but not all of the plurality of adaptors (54), for transmission of the rotation of the handle (12) to a latchbolt retractor actuator (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Marc Cohen, Daniel Mascia, Jonathon Woodcock, Zsolt Szarka-Kovacs
  • Patent number: 8414210
    Abstract: An electronic pen having a retractable nib for interacting with a surface. The pen comprises a slidably movable cartridge having a nib for contacting the surface, a retraction mechanism for retracting the cartridge, an actuator coupled to the retraction mechanism, a force sensor providing a reaction to an axial force transmitted from the cartridge, and a processor configured for generating force data indicative of a force detected by the force sensor. The retraction mechanism comprises a barrel for receiving the cartridge, which is adapted for seating the cartridge in either an extended position or a retracted position, whereby the axial force from the cartridge is transmitted to the barrel in the extended position. A biasing mechanism biases the cartridge towards the extended or retracted positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Kia Silverbrook, Paul Lapstun, Matthew John Underwood, Robert John Brice, Zsolt Szarka-Kovacs
  • Patent number: 8366338
    Abstract: An electronic pen for interacting with a surface. The pen comprises a cartridge having a nib for contacting the surface, a capacitive force sensor cooperating with said cartridge for sensing a nib force transmitted axially through the cartridge, and a processor configured to generate force data indicative of a force detected by the force sensor. The capacitive force sensor comprises: a spring having an integral conductive moving plate resiliently biased towards a reference position, a conductive fixed plate and a dielectric separating said plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Matthew John Underwood, Zsolt Szarka-Kovacs, Robert John Brice, Paul Lapstun, Kia Silverbrook
  • Patent number: 8360669
    Abstract: An electronic pen comprises a retractable cartridge, a retraction mechanism for extending and retracting the cartridge, a button for actuating the retraction mechanism, a sensing arrangement for sensing a configuration of the pen, and a processor cooperating with the sensing arrangement. The processor is adapted to configure a state of the pen in response to input signals from the sensing arrangement. The sensing arrangement comprises a button sensor coupled to the button, which senses actuation of the button and a cartridge sensor for sensing whether the cartridge is extended or retracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Matthew John Underwood, Nicholas Damon Ridley, Zsolt Szarka-Kovacs, Robert John Brice, Paul Lapstun, Kia Silverbrook
  • Patent number: 8297868
    Abstract: An electronic pen comprises a retractable cartridge having a nib, a force-actuable device that is actuated by a nib force transmitted axially through the cartridge from the nib, a retraction for retracting the cartridge, a button for actuating the retraction mechanism, and a decoupling mechanism for biasing the button away from coupled engagement with the retraction mechanism and thereby the force-actuable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Matthew John Underwood, Robert John Brice, Zsolt Szarka-Kovacs, Paul Lapstun, Kia Silverbrook
  • Patent number: 8287204
    Abstract: An electronic pen comprises a user-replaceable cartridge having a nib, a force sensor for sensing a nib force transmitted axially through the cartridge from the nib and a retraction mechanism for retracting the cartridge. The retraction mechanism comprises a barrel adapted for seating the cartridge in either an extended position or a retracted position, and a first biasing mechanism for biasing the cartridge towards the extended or retracted positions. A second biasing mechanism biases the barrel towards engagement with the force sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Kia Silverbrook, Paul Lapstun, Matthew John Underwood, Robert John Brice, Zsolt Szarka-Kovacs
  • Publication number: 20100079602
    Abstract: A method is described for positioning an image sensor at a point of best focus for a lens. The lens has an optical axis and the image sensor is moved to a plurality of positions along the optical axis. The image sensor captures an image of a target image at each of the plurality of positions through the lens. A measure of blur in the image captured is derived at each of the plurality of positions from pixel data output from the image sensor. A relationship is derived between blur and position of the image sensor along the optical axis. The image sensor is then moved to a position on the optical axis that the relationship indicates as the point of best focus where the image sensor is fixedly secured relative to the lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Inventors: Jonathon Leigh Napper, Zhenya Alexander Yourlo, Colin Andrew Porter, Matthew John Underwood, Robert John Brice, Zsolt Szarka-Kovacs, Paul Lapstun
  • Publication number: 20090314553
    Abstract: An electronic pen comprises a retractable cartridge, a retraction mechanism for extending and retracting the cartridge, a button for actuating the retraction mechanism, a sensing arrangement for sensing a configuration of the pen, and a processor cooperating with the sensing arrangement. The processor is adapted to configure a state of the pen in response to input signals from the sensing arrangement. The sensing arrangement comprises a button sensor coupled to the button, which senses actuation of the button and a cartridge sensor for sensing whether the cartridge is extended or retracted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventors: Matthew John Underwood, Nicolas Damon Ridley, Zsolt Szarka-Kovacs, Robert John Brice, Paul Lapstun, Kia Silverbrook
  • Publication number: 20090314552
    Abstract: An electronic pen comprises a retractable cartridge having a nib, a force-actuable device that is actuated by a nib force transmitted axially through the cartridge from the nib, a retraction for retracting the cartridge, a button for actuating the retraction mechanism, and a decoupling mechanism for biasing the button away from coupled engagement with the retraction mechanism and thereby the force-actuable device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventors: Matthew John Underwood, Robert John Brice, Zsolt Szarka-Kovacs, Paul Lapstun, Kia Silverbrook
  • Publication number: 20090315862
    Abstract: An electronic pen having a retractable nib for interacting with a surface. The pen comprises a slidably movable cartridge having a nib for contacting the surface, a retraction mechanism for retracting the cartridge, an actuator coupled to the retraction mechanism, a force sensor providing a reaction to an axial force transmitted from the cartridge, and a processor configured for generating force data indicative of a force detected by the force sensor. The retraction mechanism comprises a barrel for receiving the cartridge, which is adapted for seating the cartridge in either an extended position or a retracted position, whereby the axial force from the cartridge is transmitted to the barrel in the extended position. A biasing mechanism biases the cartridge towards the extended or retracted positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventors: Kia Silverbrook, Paul Lapstun, Matthew John Underwood, Robert John Brice, Zsolt Szarka-Kovacs
  • Publication number: 20090315734
    Abstract: An electronic pen for interacting with a surface. The pen comprises a retractable cartridge having a nib, an automatic retraction mechanism for automatically retracting the cartridge, and a processor for controlling the automatic retraction mechanism. The processor is configured to automatically retract the cartridge in response to predetermined pen conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventors: Paul Lapstun, Matthew John Underwood, Robert John Brice, Zsolt Szarka-Kovacs, Kia Silverbrook
  • Publication number: 20090315864
    Abstract: An electronic pen comprises a user-replaceable cartridge having a nib, a force sensor for sensing a nib force transmitted axially through the cartridge from the nib and a retraction mechanism for retracting the cartridge. The retraction mechanism comprises a barrel adapted for seating the cartridge in either an extended position or a retracted position, and a first biasing mechanism for biasing the cartridge towards the extended or retracted positions. A second biasing mechanism biases the barrel towards engagement with the force sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventors: Kia Silverbrook, Paul Lapstun, Matthew John Underwood, Robert John Brice, Zsolt Szarka-Kovacs
  • Publication number: 20090315863
    Abstract: An electronic pen for interacting with a surface. The pen comprises a cartridge having a nib for contacting the surface, a capacitive force sensor cooperating with said cartridge for sensing a nib force transmitted axially through the cartridge, and a processor configured to generate force data indicative of a force detected by the force sensor. The capacitive force sensor comprises: a spring having an integral conductive moving plate resiliently biased towards a reference position, a conductive fixed plate and a dielectric separating said plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventors: Matthew John Underwood, Zsolt Szarka-Kovacs, Robert John Brice, Paul Lapstun, Kia Silverbrook