Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm William J. Sapone
  • Patent number: 8268105
    Abstract: A method relates to the production of paper rolls for examination tables, obtained from a tape (100) of embossed paper, having two layers (10, 20), joined together. The band (100) is obtained in known way from two continuous webs (1, 2), subjected to subsequent steps of embossing, glue (C) application, coupling and stabilization. The method includes applying measured quantities of a sanitizing and/or disinfectant substance (S) between the two layers of embossed paper (10, 20) before their joining; preferably, the substance (S) is applied to the same continuous web (1) that is aimed at receiving the glue (C), after the embossing step and contemporarily with the glue (C) application, by spot-application of a mixture (M) in aqueous solution containing suitable percentage of the glue (C) and sanitizing substance (S) to the tops (11A) of the embossing relieves (11.) In this case, the application means (240) for sanitizing substance (S) are formed by the same means (220) for applying the glue (C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventor: Andrea Bernacchi
  • Patent number: 7114616
    Abstract: The device (D) for removable fastening of seats (3) housing containers (C) to a metallic belt (1) includes first fastening means (10) made on the metallic belt (1) and aimed at being mutually coupled with second fastening means (34), made in the lower part of the seats (3) to position and lock the seats (3) to the belt (1). The device includes also supporting and sliding guides (4,5), facing each other and situated below and substantially orthogonal to eh metallic belt (1). The guides (4,5) are operated by operating means, between a first gripping configuration (P), in which they are vertical and constitute an abutment for the second fastening means (34), so as to define a fastening between the metallic belt (1) and the seats (3) for housing containers (C), and a second release configuration (R), in which at least one of the guides (4,5) is moved away from the second fastening means (34), so as to allow the seats (3) to be removed from the metallic belt (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: I.M.A.-Industria Macchine Automatiche, S.p.A.
    Inventors: Claudio Trebbi, Gabriele Gabusi
  • Patent number: 7058167
    Abstract: A system is provided for automatic feature enablement on the basis of a user's current location, in order to enable the most appropriate set of features. The system is implemented within a tuple space for allowing communication among system components. A location service is provided for tracking the location of a user. Policy daemons are created which contain user specified policies to select appropriate feature sets depending on the user's location. An interface is provided for specifying user preferences for features depending on location. Finally, a basic PBX feature architecture is used which consists of a database to hold individual user feature selections as a set of tuples and a call processing system which uses these feature selections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Mitel Networks Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Gray, Christian Szpilfogel
  • Patent number: 7022345
    Abstract: Oral solid pharmaceutical compositions with pH-dependent multiphasic release, containing, as active ingredient, a molecule useful in the inflammatory bowel disease therapy, are described, being such compositions suitable to the release of the active ingredient in the intestinal tract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Inventor: Roberto Valducci
  • Patent number: 6971952
    Abstract: A sanding tool 10 includes a block 11 mounting an abrasive member 50, and a shroud 12 which extends around the block and includes a channel 20 which is configured to receive abraded dust. The abrasive member is configured to project beyond an outer edge regions 16 of the shroud 12. The shroud further includes an outlet 21 which is connected to a source of suction, and at least one inlet 22 which is formed as an interruption in the edge regions 16 of the shroud 12. In use, when the sander is located on a planar surface, and suction is applied to the outlet, air is able to be drawn into the channel over the edge region of the peripheral wall and the inlet is configured to introduce a draft through said channel to facilitate clearing of abraded dust from the channel to the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: Whitbury Corporation Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Ross Anthony Whitty
  • Patent number: 6971213
    Abstract: A method for the rejection of single defective items, in particular strip packages, during transferring from a packaging line to a conveying line, includes a preliminary check of the integrity of each product present on the packaging line and the subsequent removable gripping of each tested product by transfer device. The transfer device moves the products away from the packaging line and release the defective-tested products at a first collection section or at a second collection section, while each integral-tested product is released onto the conveying line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: Packservice, S.r.l.
    Inventor: Antonio Battisti
  • Patent number: 6971216
    Abstract: In a device for singling out items coming from a feeder, with the feeder comprising an outlet channel for conveying the items an end section, compacting air jets are placed along the outlet channel for gathering the items one behind the other according to a continuous row, at the end section. The device is equipped with and abutment and catching comb for singling out a series of single and successive leading items of the row of items at the end section, and a driving belt moves the abutment and catching comb according to a direction of extraction at the end section, for abutting and catching a series of single and successive leading items and for transferring and placing the series of singled out items at a handling station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: Marchesini Group S.p.A.
    Inventor: Giuseppe Monti
  • Patent number: 6966466
    Abstract: A rotary airlock valve has a plurality of material receiving pockets having leading edges that are narrower than the trailing edges thereof, preferably having walls tapering inwardly so as to define a narrowed pocket opening for directing any material expansion due to pressurization to a center of a discharge outlet, to reduce wear and increase seal life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Assignee: ASJ Holding APS
    Inventor: Arne Sloth Jensen
  • Patent number: 6966423
    Abstract: A station for connecting a blistering machine with a boxing machine includes an endless conveyor defining an inlet section, where articles are received from a blistering machine, and an outlet section cooperating with the boxing machine. A series of bars are connected at the ends with a couple of endless chains for supporting and guiding crosswise a number of carriages. The carriages have pins projecting within a first and second track to move the carriages crosswise from a first configuration, near the inlet section, in which a first series of carriages are longitudinally offset with respect to a second series of carriages, to a second configuration, near the outlet section, in which the carriages are all longitudinally aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Assignee: Marchesini Group, S.p.A.
    Inventor: Giuseppe Monti
  • Patent number: 6964150
    Abstract: In an apparatus for feeding articles to a transferring line leading to a container filling machine, a conveyor moves a plurality of articles to an inlet section of the apparatus, where a plate moves vertically from the inlet section to an outlet section of the apparatus, where the articles are to be released. A plurality of collecting magazines are placed at the outlet section for receiving and piling the articles and then a pusher moves the articles situated in a pile in each collecting magazine to a related box of a box transferring line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: Packservice, S.R.L.
    Inventor: Antonio Battisti
  • Patent number: 6960147
    Abstract: A planetary gear comprising a central, rotatable input/output shaft (1a), an elastic outer ring (4) which when being elastically deformed encloses and presses at least three planet wheels (6, 12) in the form of rollers radially against a centrally mounted sun shaft (2), which extends axially in alignment with the input/output shaft (1a). The planet wheels (6, 12) have central holes and are rotatably mounted on stays (7, 13), the centre lines of the stays (7, 13) being parallel with the sun shaft (2). At least two (12) of the planet wheels have substantially coinciding centres with the stays (13) associated with the planet wheels (12), while the planet wheel or other planet wheels (6) as well as the associated stay or stays (7) is/are constructed such that the centre lines of the stays are positioned a given distance closer to the sun wheel (2) than the axes of the planet wheels (6) when the planet wheels (6) engage the sun shaft (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Assignee: Roulunds Rotrex A/S
    Inventor: Anders Peter Kolstrup
  • Patent number: 6834455
    Abstract: A stock for firearms comprises slots or cutouts provided in the body of the stock and filled with material adapted to absorb energy, in order to reduce recoil and nozzle rise, upon firing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignee: Benelli Armi S.p.A.
    Inventor: Lucio Burigana
  • Patent number: 6828352
    Abstract: The present invention relates to synthetic, novel, preferably fatty phosphoric acid esters which, when neutralized with a neutralizing agent, is revealed as a new surface active agent. Formulations are presented which demonstrate a method for using the disclosed surface active agent to prepare stable oil-in-water, water-in-oil emulsions and various solutions of varying polarity and viscosity for use in a variety of dermatological applications, and/or wherever emulsions or solutions according to the present invention may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Walter Merton Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Arnold W. Fogel
  • Patent number: 6823987
    Abstract: A conveyor (1) for containers (2) includes a first and second endless metallic belt (5a, 5b), which are arranged side by side and parallel, and which are mounted on respective driving pulleys having parallel axes. The metallic belts are operated to move with the same velocity in a predetermined forward movement direction (W). Operating means adjust the mutual angular positioning of the driving pulleys. A plurality of retaining elements, first (6a) and second (6b), are removably fastened to the respective metallic belts (5a, 5b) to define corresponding seats (7) for receiving and housing the containers (2), The longitudinal dimension of each of the seats (7) can be changed by acting on the operating means. With a maximum width (200) of the longitudinal dimension of each seat (7), the first and second retaining elements (6a, 6b) defining the seat (7) are situated one beside the other and partially overlapped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: I.M.A. Industria Macchine Automatiche S.p.A.
    Inventors: Vannino Sartore, Claudio Trebbi, Gabriele Gabusi
  • Patent number: 6823605
    Abstract: In order to create a solid-bow centrifuge for mechanical drainage and thermal drying of sludges, in which the possibility of clumping or of bake-on of the finely dispersed thick matter spun off from the thick matter outlet openings is minimized or prevented, according to the invention it is proposed to provide in the flight path of the spun off thick matter, a baffle cone surrounding the thick matter outlet openings at a distance and which rotates at a high circumferential velocity, that is, preferably it rotates together with the basket shell, and whose inner, ring-shaped, rotating conical surface accelerates the arriving thick matter and prevents solids bake-on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Martin Denuell, Eberhard Koppe, Wallace Leung
  • Patent number: 6824542
    Abstract: A hand held device generates a predetermined number of pulses of light having a predetermined electromagnetic spectrum, a predetermined duration, a predetermined inter-pulse interval, and a predetermined total energy. The pulse sequence is delivered to a skin surface to temporarily remove hair. A period of time for reappearance of hair on the selected skin surface after the using of the device to remove hair from the selected skin surface is determined by counting the days to hair reappearance after a test light application. Subsequently, the device is used periodically to apply the pulses of light to the selected skin surface at intervals of shorter length than the determined period of hair regeneration, thereby temporarily maintaining the selected skin surface free of visible hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Inventor: Harvey H. Jay
  • Patent number: 6821681
    Abstract: An interchangeable electrolyte contains an additive that promotes interchangeable use between batteries and electroplating cells by limiting dendritic deposition in battery cells and promoting a smooth finish in an electroplating cell, such that fresh or spent electrolyte can be used interchangeably in these type of cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Inventor: Johan C. Fitter
  • Patent number: D517613
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Angel Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Minoru Shigeta
  • Patent number: D498650
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Inventor: Howard Boilen
  • Patent number: D500188
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignee: Vida Shoes International, Inc.
    Inventor: Solomon Dabah