Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Daniel O'Byrne
  • Patent number: 6982645
    Abstract: A device for detecting the presence of a transponder in its vicinity is provided, which comprises an antenna, a pulse generation unit, a unit adapted to feed the antenna with the pulses and a unit for measuring the damped oscillations of the antenna as a consequence of being fed with the pulses, the unit for measuring the damped oscillations of the antenna determining whether a transponder is present or not in the vicinity of the antenna on the basis of the characteristics of the damped oscillations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Assignees: Overton Consultadoria E Servi├žos LDA
    Inventor: Claudio Ricci
  • Patent number: 6961980
    Abstract: A press-stud with lateral locking, having a male component and a female component which must be associable with each other, the female component has a seat which is suitable to accommodate, by insertion, the head of a mushroom-shaped element which protrudes from the male component; the seat can be accessed by the head through an opening which has a first larger part which allows insertion of the head and a second smaller part whose dimensions are intermediate between the dimensions of the head and the dimensions of the stem, the seat accommodating elastic contrast elements which allow the head to move over them during insertion and extraction, with a movement of the head toward the first part of the opening that is larger than the second smaller part, and viceversa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2005
    Assignee: Cobra Trade S.A.
    Inventor: Riccardo Candotti
  • Patent number: 6834982
    Abstract: A spotlight with perimetrical delimitation of the emitted light beam, comprising a light source for emitting a light beam, an optical element that can move axially with respect to the light beam in order to adjust the breadth of the light beam, and a Fresnel lens for diffusing the light beam. Beam adjusting elements are provided for delimiting perimetrically the light beam which are associated with the optical element and can move axially with it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignee: Coemar S.p.A.
    Inventor: Bruno Dedoro
  • Patent number: 6832580
    Abstract: A modular cage comprising first and second profiled elements connected by interlocking corner joints for reversible joining so as to constitute a supporting frame and grille-like wall elements connected to the frame to constitute the cage, with the corner joints comprising each a corner body from which tangs extend monolithically and at right angles, the tangs being provided with reversible locking devices which enter corresponding first longitudinally elongated seats formed in the profiled elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: Marchioro S.p.A. Stampaggio Materie Plastiche
    Inventor: Domenico Marchioro
  • Patent number: 6830476
    Abstract: A distribution unit for electric power and communications signals, particularly adapted to be used in combination weighers in order to supply power to individual heads of the weigher; the distribution unit is composed of a flexible printed circuit, which is manufactured flat and is provided with a plurality of multipole connectors for supplying power to the heads of a combination weigher and connect them to the communications network; the printed circuit is mounted on a substantially cylindrical structure, so that the multipole connectors are each arranged along a generatrix of the cylinder and the connectors of the weighing heads can be coupled to them radially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Assignee: Martini S.r.l.
    Inventors: Enzo Gesuita, Francesco Gusson
  • Patent number: 6827227
    Abstract: A reclosable container, particularly for fluid products, comprising a hollow body for containing the product which has, in an upward region, a neck provided with a dispensing opening and closure means constituted by a grip portion which supports a closure for the opening, the closing means being rigidly coupled to the grip portion, and by at least one annular band which is substantially coaxial to the closure and is fixed to the grip portion along preset-fracture regions formed on its outer surface and is fitted so as to adhere to the neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Lameplast S.p.A
    Inventor: Antonio Fontana
  • Patent number: 6826853
    Abstract: A sports shoe, comprising a soft upper provided with a cuff and with a rear counter which are semirigid and are separately connected to the upper, an additional semirigid element that is associated with the upper or monolithically coupled thereto, in an intermediate region, between the cuff and the counter, the additional semirigid element having, at the rear and/or laterally, at least one first tab and at least one second tab for sliding engagement in first guides formed in the cuff and in the counter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Jolly Scarpe
    Inventor: Ivo Zanatta
  • Patent number: 6820354
    Abstract: A sporting shoe equipped with a device to control the flexion of the toe includes a localized low friction protection body, particularly for a technical boot designed for practicing the sport of motorcycling, removable, attached along one side of the shoe with the use of reciprocal holder and engaging at least part of the point and of the side. The protection body is hinged to a second element, placed at the back, fixed along the external side of the shoe or a part of it, with the cooperation of a third element ovelapping the first two, which, engaging the second, provides two opposite stops that limit the run of the protection body and of the toe part of the relative shoe, or of a part thereof with respect to the back part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Jolly Scarpe S.p.A.
    Inventors: Ivo Zanatta, Claudio Franco
  • Patent number: 6810696
    Abstract: A method for trimming loose threads in circular knitting machines, comprising the steps of: starting from an initial pattern and on the basis of a given type of circular knitting machine, if one wishes to trim the loose threads, measuring a distance between needles of the same color on a same row in order to check whether the distance is at least equal to, or greater than, a minimum distance that allows to perform trimming of the loose threads; if the distance is shorter than the minimum distance, replacing a portion of the pattern with at least one special color that identifies a different type of knitting process for the portion of pattern, to be performed on the circular knitting machine; modifying the pattern on the basis of the replacement of the portion of pattern; producing an advancement by a number of rows equal to the number of drops of the knitting machine that are active; and encoding the pattern with the modifications, in order to perform the knitting process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Inventor: Riccardo Lonati
  • Patent number: 6812438
    Abstract: A covering for protecting surfaces in general, which comprises a sheet body that forms an internal supporting frame, to which a layer of self-sealing thermoplastic polymer is connected; the layer forms at least one face of the sheet-like body, the sheet-like body having protrusions for engaging a surface to be covered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Inventor: Gianmaria Guidi
  • Patent number: 6810539
    Abstract: A faucet with pull-out dispenser comprising a tubular body that is adapted to accommodate a flexible element to which the dispenser is fixed at one end, the tubular body comprising snap-acting elements that are adapted to retain detachably, by elastic deformation, the dispenser in the position in which the flexible element is fully retracted into the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: AMFAG S.p.A.
    Inventor: Orlando Bosio
  • Patent number: 6808131
    Abstract: A pull-out kitchen sprayer, comprising a central body accommodated within an outer enclosure, designed to convey water between an inlet associated with a flexible water feed hose and an outlet disk that comprises a central passage and peripheral passages, and comprising a switching device, and two elements constituted by the central body and by the outlet disk that are provided with arrangements for mutual locking with the interposition of a raised portion that protrudes from the internal surface of the enclosure, to lock the enclosure with respect to the elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: Amfag S.p.A.
    Inventor: Orlando Bosio
  • Patent number: 6808359
    Abstract: A method for automatically feeding the metal profiles in bar form entails gripping a set of the metal profiles from a magazine for collecting said profiles and transferring the set of metal profiles into a raised position and arranging the raised metal profiles on a movable transfer device provided with separators for separating the metal profiles, at which a preset number of metal profiles to be fed, at each work cycle to the machine arranged downstream, is conveyed transversely and counted; the metal profiles are transferred, in counted number, onto auxiliary supports arranged to the side of the transfer device and actuated gradually along the longitudinal axis of the metal profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: Schnell S.p.A.
    Inventor: Aronne Miglioranza
  • Patent number: 6804940
    Abstract: An apparatus for inserting tuft assemblies through a mattress, with retention disks, comprising a mattress locking structure composed of: two walls, flat and parallel with a space for accommodating the mattress for compression; a first carriage, supported by one of the walls with a first disk feeder and a tuft insertion device; a second carriage, supported by the second wall supporting a second disk feeder; an actuator for the carriages; each one of the feeders for disks comprises a disk magazine that is supported on a respective carriage and contains disks arranged in stack acted upon by a pusher in order to keep a front disk of the stack in a pick-up position; and pick-up elements each with a transfer element, supported by a carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: Resta S.r.l.
    Inventor: Roberto Resta
  • Patent number: 6805182
    Abstract: A bottle labeling machine, comprising a rotating carousel provided with a supporting structure for pans on which the bottles rest and comprising input and output star conveyors, the input and output star conveyors being arranged at a fixed elevation, the rotating carousel being provided with means suitable to change the elevation of the pan supporting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: P.E. S.r.l.
    Inventor: Mario Ballarotti
  • Patent number: 6804865
    Abstract: A magnetic closure for bags, rucksacks and items of clothing, comprising a first element and a second element that are suitable to couple to each other, each one of the first and second elements accommodating internally at least one permanent magnet; each one of the first and second elements comprises a base provided with male engagement elements and female engagement elements, the male and female engagement elements of the first element being able to mutually couple respectively to the female and male engagement elements of the second element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: SAMA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Erico Grunberger, Franco Revel
  • Patent number: 6792721
    Abstract: A shower apparatus, comprising an enclosure or a door and a shower tray, the enclosure or door and the shower tray being mutually disconnected and the enclosure or door having means for adjustable connection to walls that form a cubicle that accommodates the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Calibe S.r.l.
    Inventor: Filippo Montanari
  • Patent number: 6792734
    Abstract: A device for protecting lifting inserts having a tubular body during embedding in a concrete component, comprising an elastically deformable element insertable in the axial end of the tubular body of the lifting insert directed toward the outside of the prefabricated component engageable for lifting the prefabricated component. The elastically deformable element occupies an axial portion of the tubular body starting from axial end. The device comprises expansion elements, which act on the elastically deformable element to cause a radial expansion thereof through the elastically deformable element engaging whereby the inside walls of the tubular body to prevent infiltration of concrete through the axial end of the tubular body of the lifting insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Inventors: Sergio Zambelli, Benito Zambelli
  • Patent number: 6792623
    Abstract: A helmet for artificial respiration without the aid of masks, comprising a containment body with at least one optically transparent portion, which can accommodate hermetically the head of a patient. The containment body has an air intake port that can be connected to a ventilation apparatus and an outlet port. The helmet further comprises, on the containment body, substantially at the mouth of the patient being treated, an opening that can be closed removably by a closure element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Starmed S.p.A.
    Inventor: Libero Luppi
  • Patent number: D498555
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: Elettrica Rotaliana S.r.l.
    Inventors: Dante Donegani, Giovanni Lauda