Patents Represented by Attorney Modiano & Associati
  • Patent number: 8347712
    Abstract: A balancing machine for rotating bodies, particularly for wheels of motor vehicles and the like, including a rotating shaft supported by a supporting element which is connected rigidly to the frame of the balancing machine, at least one first measurement transducer and one second measurement transducer being coupled elastically, along perpendicular planes, to an extension of the supporting element, an actuation motor being connected to the rotating shaft by means of a belt, the actuation motor being connected on an extension of the supporting element, and the extension connecting the rotating shaft to the measurement transducers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Carlo Buzzi
  • Patent number: 8347559
    Abstract: A structure for outdoor marquees, pergolas and the like, of the type that comprises at least one supporting post with a substantially vertical arrangement, which is associated with at least one beam which can have an even slightly inclined arrangement. The beam comprises two mutually opposite profiles having a substantially U-shaped cross-section, the first profile, which is superimposed on the second profile and faces it, accommodating elements for moving a marquee associated with the structure, the second profile constituting a path for collecting rainwater that drains off the marquee in order to convey it to a drainage path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Corradi S.p.A.
    Inventor: Luca Grazioso
  • Patent number: 8341892
    Abstract: A structure for awnings and arbours, comprising a supporting frame, provided with respective front columns, which are designed to support guide beams for a covering canopy and for at least one movable crosspiece, which is in turn associated with an end flap of the covering canopy. At least one collection duct for rainwater being provided with at least one sealing element, in order to prevent the penetration of water, and is also provided with at least one outlet for draining the water, which extends externally from the duct and is substantially faced towards at least one respective hole, which is defined in at least one respective tubular body, which is substantially vertical and is associated with a corresponding front column. The outlet is substantially accommodated within the hole when the crosspiece is in the configuration of maximum advancement towards the front columns and the covering canopy is completely extended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Corradi S.p.A.
    Inventor: Michele Tugnoli
  • Patent number: 8340805
    Abstract: A knitting line comprises a plurality of yarn feeders from which a downstream machine draws respective yarns. The machine is provided with selection elements adapted to vary the state of selection of the yarn feeders in relation to the angular position of the machine. Each of the yarn feeders is provided with a stationary drum and with a yarn count sensor arranged to generate a pulse per each yarn loop unwound from the drum. A selection signal is periodically sent to the yarn feeders, which is indicative of the state of selection of the individual feeders in relation to the angular position of the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: L.G.L. Electronics S.p.A.
    Inventors: Pietro Zenoni, Giovanni Pedrini, Luca Gotti
  • Patent number: 8333363
    Abstract: A regulating valve has a valve body, with an inlet and an outlet for fluid, which are connected by a connecting opening, and a flow control device for the connecting opening, inserted in a seat formed in the valve body. The flow control device has a piston for controlling flow within the connecting opening which is functionally connected to an electric motor adapted to make it slide within a cylinder along a sliding axis, and a monolithic tubular jacket that surrounds, determining its coaxiality, the rotor of the electric motor and the flow control piston, further providing the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Carel Industries S.p.A.
    Inventors: Luigi Nalini, Andrea Dalan, Davide Scarabottolo
  • Patent number: 8328252
    Abstract: A grip assembly, particularly for suitcases and trunks, constituted substantially by two mutually articulated half-shells which are adapted to form an internal containment compartment. The grip assembly comprises at least one grip hand which can be actuated on command, according to predefined paths, for the removable gripping and transport of selectively one among a plurality of containment trays for the half-shells. The gripping occurs at a perimetric portion having a predefined shape that is common to all of the trays. Each tray comprises at least one seat having variable dimensions at its central portion for accommodating half-shells of various formats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: G.T. Line S.R.L.
    Inventor: Massimo Tonelli
  • Patent number: 8328247
    Abstract: A lock for carrying cases comprises at least one block hinged at a first end to a first half-shell. The block is rotatable about a pivoting axis from a closed configuration, in which at least one tab that protrudes on the opposite side with respect to the pivoting axis engages elastically and detachably a perimetric ridge that protrudes from a second half-shell, to couple the first half-shell to the second half-shell, to an opening configuration, in which the tab is disengaged from the ridge, and vice versa. The lock comprises a lever, which is hinged to the block at a first end portion thereof and can be gripped at a second end portion thereof, which is opposite to the first one, for the rotation of the block and the disengagement of the tab from the ridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: G.T. Line S.R.L.
    Inventor: Massimo Tonelli
  • Patent number: 8322797
    Abstract: A hydraulic device for actuating the braking of work vehicles and the like, comprising a duct for connecting the delivery duct to the discharge duct or to an auxiliary duct, along which there are auxiliary pumping elements, which can be actuated in order to pump pressurized liquid into the feed duct; a one-way valve being provided which allow the liquid to flow along the connecting duct exclusively toward the delivery duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Safim S.p.A.
    Inventors: Andrea Mamei, Eronne Mamei
  • Patent number: 8292136
    Abstract: A support for easier carrying of suitcases, trunks and the like, comprising at least one substantially elongated band, which is provided with elements for fastening at its respective end portions, so that it can be folded onto itself in a loop and closed around at least one suitcase, said band being provided, on at least one face, with elements for detachable coupling to the trunk of the body of the user, so as to allow to carry the suitcase without using one's hands and in a substantially upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: G.T. Line S.R.L.
    Inventor: Massimo Tonelli
  • Patent number: 8287476
    Abstract: A protective device for a joint, particularly for a knee, comprising a first frame to which a second frame is articulated by means of a pair of hinges that during use are arranged proximate to the two sides of the joint, the hinges being constituted by a first base and a second base, which are associated respectively with the first and second frames and are rotatably connected to each other by means of a first arm and a second arm, which are mutually crossed. The ends of the first arm are rotatably associated with the first and second bases, both by means of substantially hemispherical mutual engagement surfaces; one end of the second arm is associated rotatably with the first base by means of a substantially hemispherical mutual engagement surface and the other end of the second arm is associated with the second base by means of a substantially flat mutual engagement surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Tryonic Limited
    Inventor: Silvano Bettiol
  • Patent number: 8282443
    Abstract: An automatic machine and an automatic method for grinding the perimetric edge of rectangular or nonrectangular of glass sheets arranged substantially vertically, comprising at least one conveyor and at least one workhead provided with an abrasive tool for grinding the glass sheet at its edge, following its perimetric profile by way of the relative action of movement of the glass sheet and movement of the at least one workhead. During grinding, the glass sheet is no longer supported and moved by the conveyor but by at least one carriage, to which the glass sheet is coupled by way of at least one sucker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: For.El. Base di Vianello Fortunato & C. S.N.C.
    Inventors: Fortunato Vianello, Dino Moschini
  • Patent number: 8246023
    Abstract: A vibration damper, particularly for supporting compressors, pumps, electric motors and the like, comprising a flat body from which at least two engagement tabs protrude on each of the two faces and at least two elastically deformable contact and shock-absorbing portions protrude on at least one of the faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Mollificio Cappeller S.R.L.
    Inventor: Alessandro Cappeller
  • Patent number: 8246072
    Abstract: A folding frame for strollers and prams, comprising a supporting framework which has two side members which are interconnected by an articulated structure, each side member having a rear upright (4b) and a front upright (4a) which are articulated to one another about an articulation assembly (4c) and are associated in a downward region respectively with a rear wheel assembly and a front wheel assembly, the side members having a respective handle tube (4e) which can move with a rotary and translational motion with respect to the respective front upright, the handle tubes being arranged laterally adjacent to the respective front upright.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: L'Inglesina Baby S.p.A.
    Inventor: Bruna Groppo
  • Patent number: 8245821
    Abstract: A vibration damping device for hydraulic shock absorbers for vehicles, having two cartridges, each associated with a shock-absorber integrated in a component of a vehicle, and each comprising a tubular body, with a piston that forms two chambers with variable volumes of incompressible fluid, a first compression chamber, and a second extension chamber. Each piston is carried by a stem exiting from an end of the tubular body and associated with part of the shock-absorber. The piston is provided with bleeding orifices for fluid bleeding. Flow control and throttling for the orifices are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: C.D.A.—Bitubo—di Mardollo Scipione & C. s.n.c.
    Inventor: Gianni Mardollo
  • Patent number: 8235354
    Abstract: A regulating valve for regulating the flow of fluids in refrigeration systems has a valve body that has an inlet and an outlet for fluid, connected by a connecting opening, a flow control device for the opening, which is inserted in the valve body and comprises a flow control piston for the connecting opening that is driven by an electric motor along a sliding axis between an open position and a blocking position of the connecting opening. The flow control piston has openings for connection between a front face, which is directed toward the connecting opening, and a rear face thereof for balancing pressures applied by the fluid to the front face, and a head dome facing the connecting opening and forming the front face, the connection openings comprising a plurality of holes passing through the dome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Carel Industries S.R.L.
    Inventors: Luigi Nalini, Andrea Dalan
  • Patent number: D666073
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: TOPP S.p.A.
    Inventor: Toni Cavalcante
  • Patent number: D671029
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Missoni S.p.A.
    Inventor: Rosita Missoni
  • Patent number: D671030
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Missoni S.p.A.
    Inventor: Rosita Missoni
  • Patent number: D671440
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Missoni S.p.A.
    Inventor: Rosita Missoni
  • Patent number: D672538
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventor: Alessandro Marcolin