Patents by Inventor Andrea FARINA

Andrea FARINA 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).

  • Publication number: 20210318239
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for detecting time-resolved optical data, the device comprising a sensor comprising a number of detection elements configured to detect a light signal in a single photon regime, a timing circuit connected to said number of detection elements though a common line, and a control module connected to the sensor, the control module being configured to selectively enable the detection elements of the sensor according to a set of enabling patterns. The timing circuit is configured to measure a time of arrival of an output signal from the detection elements on the common line, the output signal being indicative of the detection of a photon of the light signal by any of the enabled detection elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicants: POLITECNICO DI MILANO, CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE - CNR, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
    Inventors: Cosimo D'ANDREA, Gianluca VALENTINI, Andrea FARINA, Simon ARRIDGE
  • Patent number: 10522303
    Abstract: A contact assembly for connecting electrically and mechanically a first terminal of a first apparatus to a second terminal of a second apparatus, wherein at least one of the first and the second apparatus is movable with respect to the other along a connection/disconnection direction, includes: a plurality of electrically conducting contact-finger-elements, each including a main contact portion configured for engaging the second terminal and an auxiliary contact portion for engaging the first terminal, wherein the finger-contact-elements are supported by a support frame of the contact assembly connectable to the first terminal or are configured for being directly connectable and supportable by the first terminal; one or more spring elements configured for acting on the contact-finger-elements so to urge the main contact portions against the second terminal when the first and the second apparatus are connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Francesco Belloni, Andrea Farina
  • Publication number: 20190035564
    Abstract: A contact assembly for connecting electrically and mechanically a first terminal of a first apparatus to a second terminal of a second apparatus, wherein at least one of the first and the second apparatus is movable with respect to the other along a connection/disconnection direction, includes: a plurality of electrically conducting contact-finger-elements, each including a main contact portion configured for engaging the second terminal and an auxiliary contact portion for engaging the first terminal, wherein the finger-contact-elements are supported by a support frame of the contact assembly connectable to the first terminal or are configured for being directly connectable and supportable by the first terminal; one or more spring elements configured for acting on the contact-finger-elements so to urge the main contact portions against the second terminal when the first and the second apparatus are connected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Francesco Belloni, Andrea Farina
  • Patent number: 10141126
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a switchgear having at least one couple of stationary conducting terminals and a switching device, such as a circuit breaker, having at least one couple of corresponding movable conducting terminals. The switching device is movable with respect to the switchgear along a connection/disconnection direction between a connection position, wherein the switching device is electrically and mechanically connected to the switchgear by engagement of the movable conducting terminals with the corresponding stationary contacting terminals by means of contact assemblies coupled either to the movable conducting terminals or to the stationary conducting terminals, and a disconnection position, wherein the switching device and the switchgear are electrically and mechanically disconnected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Francesco Belloni, Andrea Farina
  • Publication number: 20180019074
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a switchgear (5) having at least one couple of stationary conducting terminals (6) and a switching device (3), such as a circuit breaker, having at least one couple of corresponding movable conducting terminals (2). The switching device (3) is movable with respect to the switchgear (5) along a connection/disconnection direction (CD) between a connection position, wherein the switching device (3) is electrically and mechanically connected to the switchgear (5) by engagement of the movable conducting terminals (2) with the corresponding stationary contacting terminals (6) by means of contact assemblies (1) coupled either to the movable conducting terminals (2) or to the stationary conducting terminals (6), and a disconnection position, wherein the switching device (3) and the switchgear (5) are electrically and mechanically disconnected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Francesco Belloni, Andrea Farina
  • Patent number: 9843173
    Abstract: A switchgear apparatus (1) comprising a switching unit (2) comprising one or more electric poles (21), a truck assembly (4), on which said switching unit is mounted, said truck assembly being movable with respect to a supporting frame (3), actuation means (5) for moving said truck assembly, said switching unit being reversibly movable between an insertion position (A), at which said switching unit is electrically connected to an electric line, and a withdrawal position (B), at which said switching unit is electrically disconnected from said electric line and an electro-mechanical signalling arrangement (6) that is mounted on said truck assembly, said electromechanical signalling arrangement interacting with said actuation means to provide electric signals indicative of the position of the switching unit at said insertion position (A), at said withdrawal position (B) or at an intermediate position (C) that is different from said insertion position and said withdrawal position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: ABB TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Andrea Farina, Stefano Magoni
  • Patent number: 9799468
    Abstract: A support-assembly suitable for a micro-switch of a switching device, including bracket-support-means suitable for being connected, in a stationary position, to a frame portion of the switching-device, coupling-protrusion-component shaped for being provided at an end of an operating-shaft of the micro-switch and for movably engaging with the bracket-support-component. The coupling-protrusion-component and the bracket-support-component being configured for enabling a rotation of the operating-shaft around a rotation-axis and for preventing a movement of the operating-shaft transversely to the rotation-axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Stefano Magoni, Andrea Farina
  • Publication number: 20170179692
    Abstract: A switchgear apparatus (1) comprising a switching unit (2) comprising one or more electric poles (21), a truck assembly (4), on which said switching unit is mounted, said truck assembly being movable with respect to a supporting frame (3), actuation means (5) for moving said truck assembly, said switching unit being reversibly movable between an insertion position (A), at which said switching unit is electrically connected to an electric line, and a withdrawal position (B), at which said switching unit is electrically disconnected from said electric line and an electro-mechanical signalling arrangement (6) that is mounted on said truck assembly, said electromechanical signalling arrangement interacting with said actuation means to provide electric signals indicative of the position of the switching unit at said insertion position (A), at said withdrawal position (B) or at an intermediate position (C) that is different from said insertion position and said withdrawal position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Andrea FARINA, Stefano MAGONI
  • Publication number: 20150375450
    Abstract: A method of producing shrink sleeve labels comprises: unwinding a feed reel of heat-shrink film; separating at least one band of heat-shrink film from the feed reel; feeding the band of heat-shrink film to a formation spindle; winding the band of heat-shrink film around the formation spindle, there being provided an overlap region between a first longitudinal end of the band of heat-shrink film in contact with the formation spindle and the second longitudinal end of the band of heat-shrink film, transferring the sleeve label to a container to be labeled; interposing a layer of solvent, at the overlap region, between at least one portion of the first longitudinal end and at least one portion of the second longitudinal end, the layer of solvent having a thickness comprised between 0.002 mm and 0.09 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Maurizio PEDERCINI, Fiorenzo PARRINELLO, Andrea FARINA, Martino FISOGNI, Simone ALBERTAZZI, Maurizio FIORINI, Giampaolo CAMPANA, Nunziante PAGANO, Antonella IEMMELLO
  • Publication number: 20150311015
    Abstract: A support-assembly suitable for a micro-switch of a switching device, including bracket-support-means suitable for being connected, in a stationary position, to a frame portion of the switching-device, coupling-protrusion-component shaped for being provided at an end of an operating-shaft of the micro-switch and for movably engaging with the bracket-support-component. The coupling-protrusion-component and the bracket-support-component being configured for enabling a rotation of the operating-shaft around a rotation-axis and for preventing a movement of the operating-shaft transversely to the rotation-axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: ABB Technology AG
    Inventors: Stefano MAGONI, Andrea FARINA