Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm William J. Sapone
  • Patent number: 6817389
    Abstract: A unit for feeding powdery and/or granular products to containers includes a main body and a revolving funnel, through which the product reaches the main body. Driving means are provided for rotation of the revolving funnel with respect to the main body. Conveying and stirring means are carried by the funnel and driven into rotation within the main body to prevent formation of agglomerates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Inventor: Pietro Dovesi
  • Patent number: 6811098
    Abstract: A sprinkler device, especially for units for the spray distribution of water and other similar liquids, comprising an at least partly hollow central body defining a longitudinal axis, a connecting sleeve to a supply line removably secured to the central body, a convergent nozzle to accelerate the liquid located between the central body and the sleeve, a diverter unit located downstream from the nozzle to divert the flow in a substantially transverse direction so as to spray the fluid outwards, first snap means to connect the nozzle to the sleeve. The first snap connection means are arranged so as to hold the nozzle in an axially immobilised position with respect to the sleeve when the latter is fitted to and disconnected from the central body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Inventor: Arno Drechsel
  • Patent number: 6811475
    Abstract: Disclosed is a surface finishing pad for fitting to a base plate of a surface-finishing machine. The Surface finishing pad includes a retaining disc for attachment to the base plate. The retaining disc contains engaging means for engaging a mounting pad onto which one or more surface finishing discs may be attached. The mounting pad includes retaining disc engagement means complementary to the mounting pad engagement means, wherein an interference fit between the retaining disc and mounting pad engagement means provides for the mounting pad to be releasably fitted on to the retaining disc. In use, the mounting pad is retained on the retaining disc as a result of the interference fit between the retaining disc and mounting pad engagement means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Inventor: James Francis Riley
  • Patent number: 6811479
    Abstract: An apparatus for the cutting-up of fish, fish fillets and the like in slices etc., comprising a feeding unit which comprises a device for the feeding of fish/fillets, the feeding unit conveying the fish/fillets to a cutting unit which cuts the fish/fillets in slices, and a unit which comprises a device for the collection and processing of data, the collection and processing device comprises a device for the registration of the length of the fish/fillet in the feeding direction and/or the weight of the fish/fillet, and in that the feeding unit comprises a plane on which the fish/fillet is placed and fed forward, the plane forming a settable and adjustable angle to the horizontal plan, a device for the automatic adjustment and setting of the angle as a function of the length and/or the weight of the fish/fillet, and also a gripping device which comprises a device for the handling of the slices from the area in which the cutting takes place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: CP Food Machinery A/S
    Inventor: Claus Mohr Pedersen
  • Patent number: 6808042
    Abstract: A vehicular electric power steering apparatus with an enhanced supporting structure for improving the bending strength of a rack bar includes a motor having a rotor, a stator and a motor shaft inside the same; a housing installed such that it can communicate with the motor; a rack bar installed inside of the motor and housing and having a ball screw installed at the outer circumferential surface of one end and a rack gear formed at the outer circumferential surface of the other end; a ball nut installed at the outside of the ball screw for supporting the rack bar at a first point and moving the same in the axial direction; and a rack guide installed at the inside of the housing for supporting the rack bar at a second point and guiding axial movement by enclosing the rear surface of the rack gear, where the rack bar is supported at a third point by a supporting bush disposed at the inside of the front end of the housing adjacent to the rack guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: Mando Corporation
    Inventor: Joo Namgung
  • Patent number: 6808334
    Abstract: A connecting system for modular furniture structures includes an upright element with outer square cross-section giving the upright element four sides and four corners, featuring a trapezoidal or dovetail section longitudinal groove on each side. The longitudinal grooves gives the upright element longitudinal corners a quasi trapezoidal or dovetail shape. Trapezoidal connection small blocks are slidably inserted into the grooves and “C”-shaped clamps are slidably mounted along the longitudinal corners. Pin rods are fitted to both the trapezoidal connection small blocks and the “C”-shaped clamps by means of a threaded section forming also locking means for fixing the small blocks and clamps along the grooves and the corners. The pin rods have a circular groove all around and are introduced into bored small blocks fastened to furniture complementary structural elements and are fixed by means for threaded dowels set in engagement with the circular grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: Work Corporation Inc. S.p.A.
    Inventor: Bruno Nicoletti
  • Patent number: 6808337
    Abstract: A vessel, preferably a chip, for transport and mounting of structures has a hull and at least four vertically elevated support legs and displacement apparatus for elevating the support legs so as to stabilize the ship for lifting heavy loads from the ship for mounting for example to a preinstalled base on the seabed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: A2Sea A/S
    Inventor: Kurt Elith Thomsen
  • Patent number: 6805528
    Abstract: An apparatus for replacing rejected articles, in particular blister packs, includes an additional magazine situated beside the feeding line and aimed at receiving and housing, arranged in pile, the articles, which are to be withdrawn when necessary to replace the rejected articles. An elevating member is connected to the additional magazine and controls the stepwise movement of means supporting the pile of articles in step relation with accumulation of the articles inside the additional magazine or with withdrawal of a single article to be fed to the feeding line, from the top of said pile. A transferring device, situated above the additional magazine, is equipped with gripping means, which transfer the group of articles into the additional magazine, in order to form the pile of articles, and which withdraw single articles from the top of the pile in order to replace the rejected articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: Marchesini Group S.p.A.
    Inventor: Giuseppe Monti
  • Patent number: 6805060
    Abstract: A structure for pieces of furniture of variable configuration includes a plurality of different types of assembling elements, which are coupled with one another, in a stable and removable way, to support a desktop at a predetermined distance from the ground. The types of assembling elements include a sleeve, hollow inside and equipped, in its lateral wall, with male quick connection joint means, formed by a pair of pins. Another element is a bar for coupling with a pair of the sleeves, and being equipped, at both extremities, with female quick connectors, which include a pair of blocks featuring a longitudinal hole, which receives the pins, and a through hole containing a dowel for locking the pins. The desktop is supported by desktop bearing brackets. Moreover, legs are fastened to the sleeves to support the bar and the sleeves at a predetermined distance from the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: Work Corporation, Inc. S.r.l.
    Inventor: Bruno Nicoletti
  • Patent number: 6806585
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stabilization circuit of a magnet switch for a starter in which an electronic switch of a starter which starts an engine installed in a vehicle is stable-operated. In the present invention, a current is prevented to flow to a pull-in coil and holding coil when disconnecting a key switch using a diode which is capable of flowing a current in a normal direction and preventing a flow of a current in a reverse direction, so that it is possible to accurately return a plunger to its original state. Therefore, the operation of a motor unit is stopped by opening two contact points. In the case that a key switch is turned on by connecting a diode between the contact points and the pull-in coil, the pull-in coil and holding coil are magnetized, and in the case that the key switch is turned off, the current is not flown to the pull-in coil and holding coil, so that the pull-in coil and holding coil are not magnetized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: Valeo Mando Electrical Systems Korea Limited
    Inventor: Hyung-Bo Park
  • Patent number: 6800818
    Abstract: A distributor unit (D) includes a stepwise moving conveying line (L) for conveying containers (C) through one filling unit (G), where the containers (C) are filled with a predetermined filling liquid or powder substance. In a weighing station (15,16), associated to the conveying line (L), two weighing groups (11,12) are situated on opposite sides of the conveying line (L) and have one weighing area (14a,14b) for weighing a container (C). One transfer group (30) is associated to the weighing station (15,16) and moves crosswise to the conveying line (L). The transfer group (30) transfers containers (Ci) to be weighed from the conveying line (L) to the weighing area (14b) of one of the weighing groups (12), and transfers at the same time an already weighed containers (C*i−1) from the area (14a) of the other weighing group (11) to the conveying line (L).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: I.M.A. Industria Macchine Automatiche S.p.A.
    Inventors: Gianni Balboni, Claudio Trebbi
  • Patent number: 6799410
    Abstract: A conveying device for machines for packaging rolled articles includes a series of carriages, fastened, regularly spaced apart, to conveying means moved stepwise along an endless path. Each pair of adjacent carriages define holding seats for respective groups of articles to be packaged in a single pack with a sheet of a wrapping material. The carriages include a plurality of pushing prongs which extend, perpendicular to the conveying means, from slide means slidingly mounted on gliding means fastened to the conveying means crosswise to a forward movement direction of conveying means. The conveying device include also means for adjusting the position of the pushing prongs on the carriages, aimed at operating the slide means to move in a selected position along the gliding means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Inventor: Gianluigi Gamberini
  • Patent number: 6799729
    Abstract: An ultrasonically excitable tool or probe is provided with a central bore, and a coupling for attachment to an ultrasonic transducer also provided with a central bore. Fluid may be injected along the communicating bores for filling a bowl or concavity on a distal end of the tool. Upon energization of the transducer, fluid in the concavity serves as a conventional ultrasonic cleaning bath for depending parts which the tool may be raised to accommodate in the concavity. This cleaning may be achieved in a confined space where the presence of the transducer is impossible or impermissible, which is further facilitated by the existence of an extended handle or shaft portion, containing the bore, on the ultrasonic tool. A particular shape of the concavity is found to have unexpected utility in creating and focussing an atomized spray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: Misonix Incorporated
    Inventor: Dan Voic
  • Patent number: 6796103
    Abstract: In a machine for packaging stacks of multiply articles of paper into wrapping sheets, a first line conveys stacks of multiply articles of paper to a a wrapping station while a second feeds wrapping sheets to the wrapping station. Each sheet is kept vertically in a waiting position in the wrapping station until one stack is moved towards the sheet, so that the sheet gradually folds around the stack with overlapping parallel edges to be heat-welded. In the said second line there are first endless belts and second endless belts for a wrapping sheet received from conveying means situated upstream. The sheet is pulled up to the wrapping station and is clamped in the wait position by suction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Inventor: Gianluigi Gamberini
  • Patent number: 6793152
    Abstract: A self-adjusting rotating joint (1), especially for liquid distribution devices, including a first substantially tubular element (3), adapted to be connected to a liquid feeding inlet pipe, a second substantially tubular element (2), adapted to be connected to a liquid distribution nozzle, connecting means (6, 25) adapted to connect pivotally first (3) and second element (2), so as to allow their reciprocal rotation around a common axis (V), with limited axial relative displacement, transmitting a reaction force generated by the jet and lying on a plane passing through said common axis (V), braking means (15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 30, 31) to counter the relative rotary motion of the element (2, 3) about the rotation axis (V). The rotating joint is characterised in that the connecting means are made of a substantially cylindrical tubular element (6, 25) with substantially constant outer diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Inventor: Arno Drechsel
  • Patent number: D495357
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Inventor: Finn Nielsen
  • Patent number: D495809
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: IND.I.A S.p.A.
    Inventor: Bruno Gonzato
  • Patent number: D496601
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: Conet Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Sung-Uk Song
  • Patent number: D497000
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: Rion Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Narisawa, Mikio Shiba
  • Patent number: D497001
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: Rion Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Narisawa, Mikio Shiba