Patents Represented by Attorney Themis Law
  • Patent number: 8347910
    Abstract: A water refilling plug for automatically filling battery cells has a cylindrical plug housing that includes a connector fitting for water delivery into a housing, as well as a valve, actuated by a float, having an annular valve body and a conical valve seat. The valve is arranged between an inflow channel and an outflow channel leading into the battery cell. In accordance with the invention, swirl-generating deflection channels are arranged between the annular inflow channel and the conical valve seat in a pattern distributed over a circumference in the plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Oschmann GbR
    Inventors: Klaus Scherzer, Hermann Stauff
  • Patent number: 8352090
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for optimized design of an irrigation system with tubing spans equipped with components including distributors, each composed of elements. The method comprises the steps of: inputting first data about spans into storage means of a computer apparatus where an IT product for designing the plant is stored, which comprises a database of the elements; inputting second data concerning the terminals of the last spans into the storage means; selecting elements from a group of sets of elements contained in the database; and generating, by the IT product, a list of components comprising the selected elements. Each of the sets is processed by the IT product by selecting, of all the available elements, those having mechanical properties suitable for the first and second input data and the previously selected elements for mechanical continuity of the irrigation plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: IWT Innovative Water Technologies
    Inventor: Arno Drechsel
  • Patent number: 8345940
    Abstract: Method for automatic processing and evaluation of images, particularly diagnostic images, comprising an image processing tool in the form of a software program which is executable by the computer hardware and which image processing tool processes image data of a digital input image generating a modified digital output image whose image data are outputted in a graphical and/or alphanumerical format highlighting certain predetermined features or qualities of the corresponding regions of an imaged body or object, characterized in that the image processing tool comprises a first image detecting module which is an image processing module based on image processing non expert algorithms and which furnishes at its output a modified image file which modified image data are further processed by a classification or evaluation module which is a second image processing module comprising an image processing tool consisting in an expert image processing algorithm such as a classification or prediction algorithm the output o
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Bracco Imaging S.P.A.
    Inventors: Marco Mattiuzzi, Toni Werner Vomweg
  • Patent number: 8326047
    Abstract: Image processing method that includes the steps of considering each image point as a node of an artificial neural network, and of processing the image as function of values of the nodes and of connections of each image point undergoing processing with neighboring image points, the image points of the processed image being obtained by iterative evolution steps of parameters defining the appearance as evolution steps of the value of nodes or by iterative evolution steps of values of the set of connections or by a combination of the evolutions, wherein the processing occurs by evolution iterative steps that are functions of connections of neighboring image points with the image point under examination, each of the neighboring image points being further considered as neighboring one or more or all adjacent image points, the functions providing immediate feedback contributions for determining appearance values of all other image points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Bracco Imaging S.p.A.
    Inventor: Paolo Massimo Buscema
  • Patent number: 8321027
    Abstract: The transcutaneous power supply and/or recharger device of the present invention enables a precise centering of the device with a receiver coil in an implant. In one embodiment, the power supply device includes a plurality of satellite sensors or coils disposed around the transmitter coil. A voltage value detected in the receiver coil is transmitted to the power supply or recharger device via a telemetric channel and indicates the amount of power being transferred, and, therefore, the accuracy of the reciprocal positioning of the power supply terminal with the receiver coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Medico S.p.A.
    Inventors: Aldo Mozzi, Eugenio Snichelotto
  • Patent number: 8312804
    Abstract: The actuator unit includes a hollow body defining a sliding chamber within; a piston mounted sliding inside said sliding chamber such to provide an actuation force and operated by a fluid fed from the outside; a body having one transmission end for the transmission of said actuation force prolonged outside said sliding chamber and one hooking end hooked to said piston, amplification means being interposed between said body and said piston to amplify said actuation force so as to obtain an amplified actuation force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventors: Gino Ferrari, Franco Maioli
  • Patent number: 8302765
    Abstract: A bar conveyor belt includes two parallel longitudinal chains and a plurality of bars forming the conveying surface and fixed at their ends to the successive links of the two chains. Each chain link consists of a metal plate bent in the form of a U with its arms disposed to define a space intended to partially house that adjacent link positioned upstream with reference to the chain advancement direction, the arms being provided with a longitudinal slot for passage of that bar connected to the downstream link, the outer arm presenting an appendix engageable by the teeth of a drive sprocket. The appendix of each link is bent in the chain advancement direction to form a tooth with a complete involute profile, and the end of each bar extends into the appendix and is fixed to the top thereof, after passing through two holes provided in the arms of the link and the slots provided in the arms of the upstream link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Tecnopool S.p.A.
    Inventor: Leopoldo Lago
  • Patent number: 8301308
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a computerized method for operating changes to an irrigation system. The method includes the steps of: providing a computer processing apparatus having storage media; installing a computer program product for sizing and changing the system; loading a general database of components susceptible of being used in the system onto the storage media; loading an initial combination of components defining the configuration of the system before the change; introducing technical specifications about the final configuration of the system into the computer program product; operating one or more changes to the system in accordance with the technical specifications of the final configuration thereof. The computer program product is designed to provide a first list of components concerned by the changes and a second list containing the changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: IWT Innovative Water Technologies
    Inventor: Arno Drechsel
  • Patent number: 8297546
    Abstract: A device for locking the micrometric adjustment of the degree of grinding in coffee grinders includes a hollow cylindrical casing for housing a lower grinding wheel carrier, which is connected to a motion transmission shaft, and for housing an upper grinding wheel carrier, which is axially movable; and a threaded ring nut engagable in the casing to adjust the position of the upper grinding wheel carrier, wherein the ring nut has at least one seat for inserting a peg for locking its rotation, and the casing has an undercut slot in which a slider cooperating with the peg is housed, the thickness of the slider being less than the thickness of the slot. A member engages the slider and causes it to rise and to interfere by friction with the upper wall of the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Mazzer Luigi S.R.L.
    Inventor: Giovanni Mazzer
  • Patent number: 8286944
    Abstract: A motor vehicle lift includes two parallel runways, each provided with at least two elevating devices each having first and second uprights hinged to each other, to the floor (runway) and to the runway (floor) respectively; first and second arms hinged together, the second arm being further hinged to the second upright along a hinging axis equidistant from the axis on which the second upright is hinged to the runway (floor) and from the end of the second arm, which is slidable along a guide provided in the runway (floor), the first arm being also hinged to the first upright; and an actuator device securable selectively to two elements of the quadrilateral formed from the first/second uprights and the first/second arms, at least one of the parts of the quadrilateral being provided with elastic means to vary the dimension between the two hinged ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: O.ME.R. S.p.A.
    Inventors: Eride Rossato, Alberto Comand
  • Patent number: 8286303
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner with wet scrubber includes a housing containing a scrubbing liquid, which defines a level of liquid having a free surface; an inflow opening conveying the air streams to be scrubbed under the free surface of the liquid; an outflow opening of the scrubbed air streams; a dynamic separator disposed in the proximity of the outflow opening; and cleaning means disposed in the housing and acting on the dynamic separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: TPA Impex SpA
    Inventor: Luigi Amoretti
  • Patent number: 8282779
    Abstract: A method for producing webs of transversely extensible fibrous material, in particular paper, characterised by causing a web (12) of pliable fibrous material having a water content between 20% and 80% to adhere to at least one continuous elastic band elastic (6, 26, 31, 46, 66) adhering to the lateral surface of a first rotating roller, provided on its lateral surface with at least one circumferential cavity and to temporarily and locally pre-stretched said band by making it to enter into said at least one cavity for interference from at least one second rotating roller having its axis parallel to the axis of the first roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Inventors: Giorgio Trani, Marion Sterner
  • Patent number: 8267115
    Abstract: A self-compensated, adjustable fluid emitter includes a casing externally delimiting a volume, which is divided into a first chamber and into a second chamber by a fixed membrane that can be elastically deformed. An inlet communicates with the first chamber and an outlet communicating with the second chamber, causing the first and the second chambers to be in communication one with the other through a communicating duct. In operation, the membrane becomes deformed such that at least a portion thereof changes its position with respect to the outlet, modifying the flow rate of the fluid through the outlet depending on the pressure difference. Therefore, the flow rate of the fluid through the outlet is controlled and kept constant by the membrane in spite of changes in fluid pressure at least at the inlet or the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Irritec SRL
    Inventor: Carmelo Giuffre'
  • Patent number: 8250974
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for applying oscillating magnetic fields, particularly for treating liquid, pasty, semi-solid or granular products, to a method of use of such apparatus, and to a system incorporating it. The apparatus comprises at least one pipe of an electrically insulating material for conveying the products to be treated, at least one plurality of electrodes around the periphery of the pipe, and means for generating one high frequency oscillating electric voltage. Each of the electrodes has a substantially annular shape, with an inner surface having a minimum radial distance from the outer cylindrical surface of the at least one pipe, which is sufficient to prevent electric currents from passing to the product to be treated. The inner surface has at least one substantially conical edge with a predetermined conicity angle to allow use of relatively high voltages with no risk of discharges to air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Officine di Cartigliano SpA
    Inventor: Antonio Polato
  • Patent number: D668085
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Sitland S.p.A.
    Inventor: Sergio Bellin
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    Patent number: D670905
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Royalties IP Marketing and Management Limited
    Inventor: Elisabetta Armellin
  • Patent number: D670973
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventors: Raffaele Piacenza, Alessandro Piacenza
  • Patent number: D671374
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventors: Raffaele Piacenza, Alessandro Piacenza
  • Patent number: D672205
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventors: Raffaele Piacenza, Alessandro Piacenza
  • Patent number: D672206
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventors: Raffaele Piacenza, Alessandro Piacenza