Patents Represented by Attorney Hedman & Costigan, P.C.
  • Patent number: 8349770
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the preparation of 4-hyroxy-L-proline or compositions with a high content of this aminoacid and the use thereof as agrochemical in the agronomical field and/or as a synthesis intermediate of chemical compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Arterra Bioscience S.R.L.
    Inventors: Maria Gabriella Colucci, Fabio Apone, Maarten J Chrispeels
  • Patent number: 8349925
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flame-retardant composition that comprises a synergistic flame-retardant mixture, and a method for flame-retarding a polymer by adding the flame-retardant composition. The invention further relates to polymers that contain said flame-retardant composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: THOR GmbH
    Inventor: Volker Butz
  • Patent number: 8336614
    Abstract: A movable well drilling rig for drilling either on-shore or off-shore new in-line arranged oil, gas, mineral and water wells or for servicing in-line non-productive wells with well heads emerging from ground by at least three meters where the rig has a drilling mast supporting a vertically upward and downward movable drilling rotary head, where the drilling mast is operatively associated at least a pipe and drilling bit and stabilizer container, pipe and drilling bit and stabilizer element gripping and loader devices as well as driving motors, and a control operator, cab and auxiliary servicing devices, wherein all the above components are operatively supported either on a ground movable substructure or on a floating platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Walter Bagassi
  • Patent number: 8336899
    Abstract: An improved fork (1) for sport motorcycles, comprising a support group (2) suitable to be connected with the frame of the motorcycle, a pair of shock absorber arms (3, 4), which vary the position of the frame of the motorcycle in respect of the front wheel of the motorcycle itself as a result of the application of a load, each of which connected with the support group (2) and including an outer sheath (5) and a stem of force (6) slidingly and telescopically coupled one with each other, guide and support means (7), interposed between the outer sheath (5) and the stem of force (6) of the shock absorber arms (3, 4), which minimize friction between the stem of force (6) and the outer sheath (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Dal Soggio S.r.l.
    Inventor: Gianni Dal Soggio
  • Patent number: 8337605
    Abstract: A chemical composition for protecting glassy surfaces exposed to the external environment comprising silicon dioxide, in a percentage between about 0.3-2%, isopropyl alcohol (2-propanol) in percentage between 60-70%, 1-methoxy-2-propanol in percentage between 15-25%, ethanol in percentage between 0.5-3.5% and ethyl silicate in percentage between 0.1-1%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: CIEFFE31 S.R.L.
    Inventors: Filippo Cabrini, Fabrizio Caneva, Francesco Franza
  • Patent number: 8333349
    Abstract: An apparatus for supplying a track circuit in a railway line provided with a plurality of track circuits adjacent to one another and electrically insulated from one another. Said circuit comprises a pair of rails (R) formed by parallel metal bars (B) and a transmission block (2), capable of supplying the track circuit via a voltage generator designed to cause a current to flow in the circuit, it being possible for information to be associated to said current signal via a predetermined code. Said current delivered and absorbed by the circuit is detectable by a detection device provided on board a train that is travelling along that track circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Sirti S.p.A.
    Inventors: Renato Altamura, Daniele Trentini
  • Patent number: 8333043
    Abstract: An apparatus for thermally hygrometrically processing and conditioning air for classified environments and preparing foods. The apparatus has a stainless steel inner bottom and monolithic thermally insulated panels. The panels have an outer wall and an inner wall therebetween a thermally insulating material is arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Sinteco Impianti S.R.L.
    Inventor: Adam Franck
  • Patent number: 8333665
    Abstract: A lubricating having a foam lubricant that minimizes exudation of the lubricating component caused by deformation of the foam lubricant, is excellent in initial lubrication, has a long life, has a low cost, and is excellent in the productivity thereof; a bearing utilizing the lubricating system; a universal joint utilizing the lubricating system; and a process for the production thereof. A lubricating system includes a foam lubricant (9) containing a lubricating component in a resin thereof which foams, hardens, and becomes porous and a lubricant (10) for initial lubrication which is present together with the foam lubricant (9) in a portion to be lubricated. The lubricant (10) for initial lubrication consists of grease having a worked penetration not less than 300 or having a degree of oil separation not less than 0.7 wt % when the grease is left 24 hours at 70° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: NTN Corporation
    Inventor: Mika Kohara
  • Patent number: 8329623
    Abstract: The present invention provides a grease composition (7) which has a low friction and a low viscosity and is durable at a high temperature and a grease-sealed bearing (1) in which the grease composition is enclosed. The grease composition contains base oil, a thickener, and an additive. The base oil contains an ionic liquid consisting of a cation component and an anion component. The additive contains a corrosion inhibitor such as nitrites, molybdates or dibasic acid salts. The thickener is fluorine resin such as polytetrafluoroethylene. The grease composition (7) is applied to a periphery of each rolling element (4) of the grease-sealed bearing (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: NTN Corporation
    Inventor: Takayuki Kawamura
  • Patent number: 8328339
    Abstract: A method for digitally printing on textile articles comprises a digital application of a dedicated diluent substance, according to the type of used coloring material (digital ink), thereby evenly distributing the volume and concentration of the dyeing substances, independently from the intensity of a desired color. An apparatus for carrying out the method uses a portion of a printing module, i.e. a printing head, not involved by the printing of the basic colors C-M-Y-K-, for injecting a specific diluent substance selectively integrating the printing, in which the color or dye, because of its low intensity, would be less than the amount necessary for achieving a passing of the coloring substances up to the opposite side of the fabric material to be printed upon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: J-Teck3 S.R.L.
    Inventor: Enrico Grasselli
  • Patent number: 8323674
    Abstract: A biocide composition, comprising 2-methylisothiazolin-3-one as a biocidal active ingredient and at least one further biocidal active ingredient, as an additive to materials capable of being attacked by harmful microorganisms, wherein the composition comprises a pyrithione as the further biocidal active ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Thor GmbH
    Inventors: Dagmar Antoni-Zimmermann, Rudiger Baum, Hans-Jurgen Schmidt, Thomas Wunder
  • Patent number: 8316761
    Abstract: Apparatus for producing so-called soft ice cream comprising a refrigerated feeding tank (12) for a liquid mixture (11) suitable for the preparation of soft ice cream, a group for pasteurising the mixture and a whipping cylinder (50). According to the invention, said group for pasteurising the mixture comprises a heating device (20) for an amount of mixture equal to at least one portion of product, a pre-cooling device (30, 30?) for said amount of heated mixture and a storage tank (40, 40?) for storing the pasteurised mixture at a constant temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: G.S.G. S.R.L.
    Inventors: Genesio Bravo, Stefano Bravo
  • Patent number: 8314701
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the traceability of plants after field planting and during the whole productive and commercial cycle, by means of the RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) Tags technology, comprising: 1) marking of the plants by the grafting of radio-frequency microchips containing information relating to the plant it-self, directly in the trunk or other parts of the plant or by means of external systems; 2) handling and display of the traceability data by means of a suitable software system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Metapontum Agrobios S.r.l.
    Inventors: Pasquale Domenico Grieco, Gianpiero Vigo
  • Patent number: 8313243
    Abstract: A rolling bearing (1) having an inner ring (2); an outer ring (3); a plurality of rolling elements (4) interposed between the inner ring (2) and the outer ring (3); a retainer (5) retaining the rolling elements (4); and a seal (6) provided at an open portion, of the inner ring (2) and the outer ring (3), which is disposed at both axial ends thereof. The rolling bearing (1) is lubricated with a grease (8) enclosed in a space, inside the bearing, which is constructed of the inner ring (2), the outer ring (3), the retainer (5), and the seal (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: NTN Corporation
    Inventors: Hidenobu Mikami, Yosuke Taguchi
  • Patent number: 8312595
    Abstract: A castor wheel construction for furniture pieces and the like comprises a hub including an annular supporting element supporting a cylinder having two end portions thereon two wheels are respectively mounted, one for each cylinder portion, the annular supporting element also including a vertical attachment portion for receiving a peg element integral with the furniture pieces, to allow the castor wheel construction to turn about a vertical axis, each wheel comprising a cylindric portion operating as a tread, coupled to a flange portion, the wheels being fixedly coupled to the cylindric portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: O.G.T.M. Officine Meccaniche S.R.L.
    Inventor: Roggero Trivini
  • Patent number: 8307607
    Abstract: Connecting element for panels (11, 12) comprising a flange (19) having a presser (19?) at a first end, a first longitudinal seat (20a) for receiving and engaging an extension (13) of a first panel (11) in an intermediate portion, and a enlarged base (28) at a second end, said first longitudinal seat (20a) being open in an area adjacent to said flange and delimited, besides by said flange (19) also by a first lateral wall (22) opposite to said flange (19) and by a first base wall (25) for connecting said first lateral wall (22) with said flange (19), said enlarged base (28) defining with a first projection (29), which extends from a first end thereof towards said first base wall (25), a first longitudinal channel (20b) delimited by said flange (19), said first base wall (25), said enlarged base (28) and said first projection (29), wherein said first base wall (25) extends in the direction orthogonal to said flange (19) at least over a section equivalent to the distance between said flange (19) and said first p
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Politec Polimeri Tecnici S.A.
    Inventor: Cosimo Conterno
  • Patent number: 8298481
    Abstract: A method for sterilizing a plastic bottle in an aseptic filling system according to which at least an inner surface or an outer surface of a bottle is sterilized by injecting a heated sterilizing fluid at 65° C.-90° C. while maintaining internal pressure of the bottle at 1 kPa-20 kPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Toyo Seikan Kaisha, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Iwashita, Yonosuke Takahara, Kenichi Kominami, Ken Isogawa
  • Patent number: D671792
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: La Tavola S.r.l
    Inventor: Sergio Sambonet
  • Patent number: D673068
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Beghelli S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gian Pietro Beghelli
  • Patent number: D673882
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Lambretta Motolife Italia S.p.A.
    Inventor: Alessandro Tartarini