Patents Represented by Law Firm Bucknam and Archer
  • Patent number: 8336363
    Abstract: A device to grip and handle a metal container, obtained as an extruded, deep-drawn or deep-drawn/ironed metal rough piece, especially suitable for use on high-speed machines intended to perform, in a sequence, a plurality of mechanical working operations or other sort of working on the metal container, and including a first or lower portion that is fit to interface-connect the device to the machine both at the working stage and at the transfer stage of the high-speed machine from one working station to the one coming next, and a second or upper portion that is adapted for firmly gripping the metal container during the handling and the entire working sequence of working operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Frattini S.p.A. Costruzioni Meccaniche
    Inventor: Roberto Frattini
  • Patent number: 8303050
    Abstract: A display case having a preferably square or rectangular outline and a front (1), a rear (2), an upper (5), a right (3) and a left side face (4), a base (6) or in addition an upper part (14) instead of the upper side face (5), all the side faces or at least a part of the same being formed of panes of glass, the interior being sealed in its lower region with a support surface (7) and the display case being sealed extensively in an airtight manner relative to the external air. The display case being formed from two symmetrical halves (8, 9) which are separated from each other vertically, the base (6) and the possibly present upper part (14) forming a part of the front (1), rear (2), right (3) and left side face (4) and the two halves (8, 9) being able to be moved away from each other or towards each other horizontally and parallel, the support surface (7) being excluded from the movement. Such a display case has no door, access to the interior is nevertheless provided in the open state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Glasbau Hahn GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Hahn
  • Patent number: 8286460
    Abstract: A process and apparatus to make an edge or a collar featuring a complex structure on extruded, deep-drawn and deep-drawn/wire-drawn metal rough pieces with which bottles for the beverage and food sector or for technical use are particularly obtained, suitable for the application of a closing cap and fit to use on a tapering machine. The process includes a starting operating stage to deform an upper end portion of a metal holder by turning it outwardly so as to obtain an edge or a collar with a basically circular section, one or more intermediate operating stages to deform the edge or collar by squeezing in the radial direction and stretching towards the bottom of the metal holder, a final operating deformation stage to obtain an edge or collar with a complex ovoidal profile for the application of at least two caps of different types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Frattini S.p.A. Costruzioni Meccaniche
    Inventor: Roberto Frattini
  • Patent number: 8272769
    Abstract: A modular lighting fixture (10) is provided with a plurality of arms (16) branching off a central support (14) wherein they are inserted pressure-wise starting from the respective bottom ends. The central support comprises a containment body (18) wherein a plate (20) is arranged, with concentric seats (22,24) for as many spiral electrical conductors (22?, 24?) surmounted by a cylindrical plate (26) of insulating material wherein a plurality of through seats (28) with circular plan or wells is peripherally obtained, starting from a plane (30), wherein the bottom ends of arms (16) are inserted, provided with the electrical cables (42) for powering a lighting body connected to the opposite top end of the same arms. The bottom end of the arms is made integral to a sleeve (40) provided, along the base perimeter, with a vertical notch (40?) intended for coupling with a projection (52) protruding from the outer side surface of a cylindrical body (48), whereon the sleeve is fitted pressure-wise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventor: Paolo Bassani
  • Patent number: 8267734
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for fabricating ZnO nanowires with high aspect ratio at low temperature, which is associated with semiconductor manufacturing process and a gate controlled field emission triode is obtained. The process comprises providing a semiconductor substrate, depositing a dielectric layer and a conducting layer, respectively, on the semiconductor substrate, defining the positions of emitter arrays on the dielectric layer and conducting layer, depositing an ultra thin ZnO film as a seeding layer on the substrate, growing the ZnO nanowires as the emitter arrays by using hydrothermal process, and etching the areas excluding the emitter arrays, then obtaining the gate controlled field emission triode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: National Chiao-Tung University
    Inventors: Chia-Ying Lee, Seu-Yi Li, Pang Lin, Tseung-Yuan Tseng
  • Patent number: 8246724
    Abstract: In a method for air treatment in a display cabinet for the storage and/or display of objects, whose walls, floor and roof structure more or less enclose the inside space of the display cabinet and in which a forced inflow of air from an air delivery system connected to the inside space (1) of the cabinet maintains a slight excess pressure compared with the air outside it, the said airflow passes through suitable dust or gas filtration means before entering the cabinet and its air humidity is adjusted and/or controlled by means of a cooling device. After filtration, the airflow passes through a catalyser (8) present in a liquid (7), the air picks up moisture from the liquid and is rendered completely free from germs. In this manner and in a simple way, a completely germ-free atmosphere is produced inside the display cabinet. A display cabinet for implementing the method has a corresponding structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Glasbau Hahn GmbH
    Inventor: Norbert Leonhardt
  • Patent number: 8244052
    Abstract: The present invention discloses the video coding method using image data skipping. Said method detects whether the encoded macro-block has to be skipped and terminated by a likelihood ratio test prior to mode decision. Therefore, the computation burden such as motion estimating and compensating can be properly eliminated. In one embodiment, the skipping likelihood ratio is composed of the encoded block and its predictions associated with the skipping displacement. While the decision threshold adapts according to the mode decision and detection statistics, the false detection and rate-distortion are substantially preserved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: National Chiao Tung University
    Inventors: Yen-Chi Shih, Tian-Sheuan Chang
  • Patent number: 8230759
    Abstract: An integrated brake and chain disk device for a door operator includes an electrical motor with a main shaft coupled to a gear box for rolling a rolling door through an output shaft of the gear box; a brake device for braking the main shaft; a chain disk device for manually rotating the main shaft upon power failure; a clutch device which disengages the intermediate shaft from the chain disk device or engages the intermediate shaft with the chain disk device. The brake device includes at least one torsion spring fitting on a fixed hub. The torsion spring tightly fits on the hub and becomes immovable when a force in a spiral direction of the torsion spring is exerted on either end of the torsion spring, and can be released from the hub when a force in a direction opposite to the spiral direction of the torsion spring is exerted on either end of the torsion spring. In this way, the brake device and the chain disk device are integrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Inventor: Chung Hsien Hsieh
  • Patent number: 8069764
    Abstract: A shearing apparatus (10) for material unwound from reels comprises a support frame (12) for a working table (14) whereon a moving tape (16) is wound; said apparatus is provided with means for the temporary stabilization along at least a crosswise extended zone of said material arranged on the moving tape (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: ATOM S.p.A.
    Inventor: Ernesto Mirabello
  • Patent number: 8066115
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) for working on metal containers, especially suitable for high speed machines and intended for performing a sequence of operations on the metal containers themselves including a chain composed of a plurality of elements (12) linked in a succession and cooperating in simultaneous transporting and processing of metal containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Frattini S.p.A. Costruzioni Meccaniche
    Inventor: Roberto Frattini
  • Patent number: 8061555
    Abstract: An automatic product vending machine is provided where the user can withdraw the selected product directly from the machine, the storage area for the products is a rack and the dispensing device of the single product is a frame on which a pusher is mounted which causes the selected product to fall into a tray, which positions the product at an opening which permits its withdrawal by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Daint S.R.L.
    Inventors: Roberto Guglielmi, Antonio Scapin
  • Patent number: 8020420
    Abstract: Apparatus (10) for continuously performing localized and/or extended deformations on metallic containers constituted by extruded or drawn and solid-drawn tubular bodies including: —A) interface module (1); —B) at least one work module (2, 2?, 2?) and —C) possibly one inversion module (3), wherein said modules are arranged so that they form a closed path and said interface module (1) includes a feeding station or drum (12), an unload drum (16) and at least one selective dispatch element for re-feeding the containers to the work modules (2, 2?, 2?) or the unload drum (16), depending on the number of predetermined operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Frattini S.p.A. Costruzioni Meccaniche
    Inventor: Roberto Frattini
  • Patent number: 8017175
    Abstract: A highly stable, multilayer organic molecular photoelectric element without interlayer miscibility phenomenon during manufacturing process, and a method for producing multilayer organic molecular photoelectric elements with simplified solution process are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: National Chiao Tung University
    Inventors: Hsin-Fei Meng, Sheng-Fu Horng, Chain-Shu Hsu, Shi-Cheng Lin, Hua-Hsien Liao
  • Patent number: 7997434
    Abstract: There is provided a bottle, adapted in particular for containing beverages, wherein its bottom is not integral with the rest of the bottle, but is fixable to the aforesaid by means of reversible fixing means; in particular, the bottom can be screwed to the rest of the bottle. Once the bottle is rotated so that its bottom is turned upward, after having opened the bottom the bottle may be set, in opposition position to the normal positioning of the aforesaid bottle, atop this bottom, where there are present means of locking and clasping with the part normally arranged on the top part of the bottle and with the related cap, this permitting the user to drink the contents of the bottle by bringing his lips to that which normally composes the bottom of the aforesaid bottle, naturally once it is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Inventor: Fabio Benetti
  • Patent number: 7971819
    Abstract: A wire depositing apparatus of the type providing for deposition of the wire, such as welding wire, steel wire with low carbon content, stainless steel wire, core wire or aluminum wire wrapped in a loop, inside a drum. The wire depositing apparatus consists essentially of two parts and more precisely a first part wherein are positioned the capstans for driving and drawing the wire, as well as a device, known as a flyer, which provides for depositing and winding the wire inside the drum. The drum to be filled with the wound wire is set and manipulated in the second part of the depositing apparatus. The flyer, in addition to a rotation movement about its vertical axis, is provided with a vertical reciprocating rectilinear movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Gimax S.R.L.
    Inventor: Gianluigi Marangoni
  • Patent number: 7949190
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a real-time nighttime vehicle detection and identification system comprises an illuminant object image segmentation device 1, an illuminant object classifying device 2, a vehicle lighting object identification device 3, a vehicle position determining device 4 and a vehicle tracking device 5. Under various circumstances of road lighting during nighttime, the system can efficiently and accurately demarcate and identify the lamps of oncoming and preceding vehicles and accurately provides the driver with auxiliary information needed to analyze the traffic conditions in front of the vehicle during the conditions met on the road at that time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: National Chiao Tung University
    Inventors: Bing-Fei Wu, Yen-Lin Chen, Yuan-Hsin Chen, Chao-Jung Chen
  • Patent number: 7919785
    Abstract: The present invention provides a light-emitting diode-converted phosphor compound having the following chemical formula: (M1-m-nCemEun)2BO3X wherein M is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Ca, Sr and Ba, X is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Cl and Br, 0?m?0.5, and 0?n?0.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: National Chiao Tung University
    Inventors: Teng-Ming Chen, Chun-Kuei Chang
  • Patent number: 7891747
    Abstract: A glass cabinet for storage and/or display of objects includes a front, a rear (2), a right (3) and a left lateral surface (4), a bottom piece (5) and an upper piece (6) forming the top, at least one lateral surface, for example, the front lateral surface being formed as a glass door (1), in the closed state of the glass cabinet, the interior thereof being sealed in an airtight manner to the environment and the door (1) being mounted displaceably laterally parallel by a guide means mounted in the region of the upper piece or the lower piece or respectively in the region of the upper and the lower piece until release of half of the door opening. In this position, the guide means is formed in such a manner that the projecting part of the door (1) can be pivoted in this position so far that this part of the door (1) adjoins the left (3) or right lateral surface (4). Such a design of a glass cabinet is particularly suitable for those with a very large width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Glasbau Hahn GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventor: Thomas Hahn
  • Patent number: 7874667
    Abstract: To attain the object of the invention to provide an eye mask of a simple structure that is easy to assemble using the integrally formed arc-shaped mask body, with the centrally located concave part abutting the nose of the wearer, the eye mask of the invention comprises an arc-shaped oblong mask body (1) integrally formed of resin, a concave (4) formed at the center of the mask body (1), a first and a second eye spot (5 and 6) comprising small perforated holes (2) formed on both sides of the concave (4) and temples (10) each mounted on both sides of the mask body (1) via a hinge (9), wherein the cross section of the mask body (1) perpendicular to its length direction has a C-curved surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Nawari Trading Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hidehiro Kitayama
  • Patent number: D654827
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Inventor: Gian Mauro Brun