Patents by Inventor Alessandro Ortale

Alessandro Ortale has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5960512
    Abstract: A noise-damping or vibration-damping attachment feature for a windshield wiper system includes a damping element which is located in an opening of an attachment section of the windshield wiper system and itself supports, in a passage opening, a casing to hold an attachment screw or an attachment bolt, and to refine the aforesaid attachment feature in such a manner that it can be produced at low cost while dispensing with a manual mounting of the damping element. The attachment section and the bushing are manufactured as a single part from the same material, wherein the bushing connected by means of ridges at least temporarily to the attachment section, and the damping element is poured or injected into the space between bushing and attachment section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Assignee: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises Inc.
    Inventors: Oliver Schael, Alessandro Ortale
  • Patent number: 5860186
    Abstract: A wiper arm for a lift-controlled windshield wiper device, in particular for an automotive vehicle, includes a coupling member that is also a component of a multiple joint assembly effecting lift control. A drive lever and a control lever are pivotably mounted on the coupling. The proposed improvement ensures that the wiper arm proximate the multiple joint assembly has a small overall height and can be manufactured at low cost. The coupling member that is part of the wiper arm is made as a sheet metal shaped part and has a profiled cross-section so that the drive lever or the control lever is connected to the coupling member so as to pivot within the height of the cross-section of the coupling member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1999
    Assignee: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises Inc.
    Inventors: Oliver Schael, Alessandro Ortale, Manfred Kohler
  • Patent number: 5820286
    Abstract: An attachment for a noise-and-vibration dampening fixing of a windshield wiper system to a vehicle body comprises a fastening eye with a circular aperture for receiving a rubber-elastic, hollow, cylindrical, noise-and-vibration dampening element with circumferential annular groove on its outside surface. Good stability of the attachment and its easy assembling are achieved in that, proceeding from the circular aperture, an open break extends through an edge, raised in an approximately perpendicular manner, so that a web is fastened on yoke tongues of a resulting yoke opening and bridges the yoke opening. The dampening element is insertable sideways through the yoke opening as far as into the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Assignee: ITT Automotive Europe GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Karl, Oldrich Krizek, Alessandro Ortale, Eckhardt Schmid