Patents by Inventor Andrea Ferrari

Andrea Ferrari 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: 11936157
    Abstract: A laser device comprises a first optical cavity comprising a first gain medium and a second optical cavity comprising a second gain medium. The first gain medium and the second gain medium generate light at respective different ranges of wavelengths. A synchronizer is optically coupled to both the first optical cavity and the second optical cavity and is configured to synchronize and mode-lock light from the first optical cavity and the second optical cavity. The laser device also includes a first optical filter and a second optical filter to filter the light from the first optical cavity and the second optical cavity respectively to output first filtered light pulses at a first predetermined range of wavelengths and second filtered light pulses at a second predetermined range of wavelengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignees: CAMBRIDGE ENTERPRISE LIMITED, POLITECNICO DI MILANO, FONDAZIONE INSTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
    Inventors: Daniel Popa, Giulio Cerullo, Tullio Scopigno, Dario Polli, Andrea Ferrari
  • Publication number: 20240083880
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of optical imaging. More particularly, it relates to compounds of the cyanine family with near-infrared emission characterized by improved physico-chemical and biological properties and to conjugates with biological ligands thereof. The invention also relates to the use of these compounds as optical diagnostic agents in imaging or therapy of solid tumors, to the methods for their preparation and to the compositions comprising them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicant: BRACCO IMAGING S.P.A.
    Inventors: Francesco BLASI, Federica BUONSANTI, Federico CRIVELLIN, Andrea FERRARIS, Laura ORIO, Lorena PIZZUTO, Roberta NAPOLITANO, Giovanni VALBUSA
  • Publication number: 20240076082
    Abstract: A carousel-type packaging machine comprising a plurality of workstations adapted to carry out a sequence of packaging operations and a rotating carousel arranged to move the containers through said workstations, wherein the carousel is arranged with a horizontal rotation axis and includes counter-rotating gripping members adapted to maintain containers in a constant trim during the rotation of the carousel through the various steps of the packaging process; the gripping members are further equipped with movable grippers controlled by motors associated with the workstations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2022
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Applicant: DOLCEPACK SAGL
    Inventor: Andrea FERRARI
  • Patent number: 11851421
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of optical imaging. More particularly, it relates to compounds of the cyanine family with near-infrared emission characterized by improved physico-chemical and biological properties and to conjugates with biological ligands thereof. The invention also relates to the use of these compounds as optical diagnostic agents in imaging or therapy of solid tumors, to the methods for their preparation and to the compositions comprising them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: BRACCO IMAGING S.P.A.
    Inventors: Francesco Blasi, Federica Buonsanti, Federico Crivellin, Andrea Ferraris, Laura Orio, Lorena Pizzuto, Roberta Napolitano, Giovanni Valbusa
  • Publication number: 20230312523
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of optical imaging. More particularly, it relates to compounds of the cyanine family with near- infrared emission characterized by improved physico-chemical and biological properties and to conjugates with biological ligands thereof. The invention also relates to the use of these compounds as optical diagnostic agents in imaging or therapy of solid tumors, to the methods for their preparation and to the compositions comprising them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Applicant: BRACCO IMAGING S.P.A.
    Inventors: Francesco BLASI, Federica BUONSANTI, Federico CRIVELLIN, Andrea FERRARIS, Laura ORIO, Lorena PIZZUTO, Roberta NAPOLITANO, Giovanni VALBUSA
  • Patent number: 11366004
    Abstract: An electronic device for detecting the weight of a capsule for a pharmaceutical product is provided with: a plurality of detection electrodes, which face a respective one of a plurality of sectors into which the capsule is divided in a main extension direction thereof, each one of the detection electrodes forming a respective detection capacitor with a common plate defined by a capsule-holding element which holds the capsule; and an electronic circuit having a plurality of detection stages, each operatively coupled to a respective one of the detection electrodes so as to detect, in an independent and exclusive manner, a capacitive variation of the respective detection capacitor and to generate a respective output quantity, which is a function of the capacitive variation and indicative of the weight of the respective sector of the capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: MG 2—S.R.L.
    Inventors: Antonio Tagliavini, Andrea Ferrari, Nicola Querzani, Mauro Minghetti
  • Publication number: 20210395832
    Abstract: Disclosed are gene signatures and methods for predicting the recurrence of prostate cancer in prostatectomized subjects. Other objectives of the invention are assay devices and kits for determining the expression levels of specific gene sets correlated to prostate cancer recurrence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: BRACCO IMAGING S.P.A.
    Inventors: Andrea FERRARIS, Erika REITANO, Alessandro MAIOCCHI
  • Publication number: 20200203911
    Abstract: A laser device for outputting filtered light pulses for inducing coherent Raman scattering in a sample. The laser device comprises a first optical cavity comprising a first gain medium; and a second optical cavity comprising a second gain medium different to the first gain medium. The first gain medium and the second gain medium are each excitable by a pump light source to generate light at respective different ranges of wavelengths. A synchronizer is optically coupled to both the first optical cavity and the second optical cavity. The synchronizer is configured to synchronize and mode-lock light from the first optical cavity and the second optical cavity. The laser device also includes a first optical filter and a second optical filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel POPA, Giulio CERULLO, Tullio SCOPIGNO, Dario POLLI, Andrea FERRARI
  • Publication number: 20200025602
    Abstract: An electronic device for detecting the weight of a capsule for a pharmaceutical product is provided with: a plurality of detection electrodes, which face a respective one of a plurality of sectors into which the capsule is divided in a main extension direction thereof, each one of the detection electrodes forming a respective detection capacitor with a common plate defined by a capsule-holding element which holds the capsule; and an electronic circuit having a plurality of detection stages, each operatively coupled to a respective one of the detection electrodes so as to detect, in an independent and exclusive manner, a capacitive variation of the respective detection capacitor and to generate a respective output quantity, which is a function of the capacitive variation and indicative of the weight of the respective sector of the capsule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Antonio TAGLIAVINI, Andrea FERRARI, Nicola QUERZANI, Mauro MINGHETTI
  • Publication number: 20190262911
    Abstract: A profiling machine, comprising: an annular guide (2), which defines a closed-loop path; a carriage (3), movable along the annular guide (2); a support arm (4), rotatably associated with the carriage (3) around a rotation axis (X); a profiling tool (10), associated with the support arm (4); a pusher (5), configured to drive the support arm (4) in rotation in an active direction, in order to push the profiling tool (10) towards a profile (P) to be machined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventor: ANDREA FERRARI
  • Publication number: 20190233702
    Abstract: Functionalized graphene is provided. The functionalized graphene is graphene onto whose surface one or more active molecules are grafted, the active molecule includes a plurality of terminal functional groups, and the plurality of terminal functional groups include at least two active functional groups. Because the active functional groups can chemically react with molecules in silicone oil, the functionalized graphene can evenly dissolve in the silicone oil, so that polyorganosiloxane prepared by using the functionalized graphene has good heat conduction performance. In addition, this application further provides a preparation method of the functionalized graphene and corresponding polyorganosiloxane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Yan XU, Yue LIN, Steve HODGE, Andrea FERRARI
  • Publication number: 20160254398
    Abstract: An apparatus (100) comprising: semiconductor (2); and an asymmetric electrode arrangement (10) comprising a first electrode (11), a second electrode (12) separated from the first electrode across a portion of the semiconductor and at least one surface plasmon polariton generator (20) associated with at least the first electrode (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Tim ECHTERMEYER, Elefterios LIDORIKIS, Alan COLLI, Jani KIVIOJA, Andrea FERRARI
  • Patent number: 9039854
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for connecting a first tube to a second tube, the tubes being interconnected in an overlapping region by means of an adhesive that fills a gap in the overlapping region between the tubes. Said method is characterized in that: a) adhesive is applied to the overlapping region of at least one of the tubes and the adhesive is selected in such a way that it is solid at temperatures of below 30° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Andrea Ferrari, Eugen Bilcai
  • Patent number: 8323789
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to compositions (“Nanomaterial Polymer Compositions”) comprising a silicone polymer and a nanomaterial, including but not limited to, a single or multi-walled nanotube, a nanowire, a nanodot, a quantum dot, a nanorod, a nanocrystal, a nanotetrapod, a nanotripod, a nanobipod, a nanoparticle, a nanosaw, a nanospring, a nanoribbon, a branched nanomaterial, or any combination thereof. The Nanomaterial Polymer Compositions are useful for optical and sensing devices including but not limited to noise suppression, passive Q-switching, mode-locking, waveform shaping, optical switching, optical signal regeneration, phase conjugation or filter devices, dispersion compensation, wavelength conversion, a soliton stabilization, microcavity applications, interferometers; optical, magneto-optical or electro-optical modulation; and biochemical sensors and photodetectors. The Nanomaterial Polymer Compositions are also useful in soft lithography processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Cambridge Enterprise Limited
    Inventors: Oleksiy Rozhin, Andrea Ferrari, William Ireland Milne
  • Patent number: 8107554
    Abstract: A system and a method for the transmission of signals representative of an event include a first low frequency clock and a low frequency counter for generating a first delay, and a second high frequency clock and a high frequency counter for generating a second delay. The system further includes a transmitter for transmitting the representative signals after a delay from the event made up by the sum of the first and the second delay. The second delay can be generated also by an analog device including for example a capacitor, and devices for charging the capacitor up to the reaching of a preset voltage at its ends. A wireless transmission system according to the invention is utilized in a checking system with a contact detecting probe, for transmitting a signal representative of contact with the piece to be checked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Marposs Societa' per Azioni
    Inventors: Andrea Ferrari, Roberto Padovani
  • Publication number: 20110163280
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions (“Optical Nanomaterial Compositions”) comprising one or more nanomaterials and an optical coupling gel or an optical adhesive. The invention also provides methods for using the Optical Nanomaterial Compositions as an index-matching gel, an optical adhesive or an optical film, all of which are suitable for optical and sensing devices applications, including but not limited to noise suppression, passive Q-switching, mode-locking, waveform shaping, optical switching, optical signal regeneration, phase conjugation, in filter devices, dispersion compensation, wavelength conversion, soliton stabilization, microcavity applications, in interferometers (such as the Gires-Tournois interferometer), optical, magneto-optical or electro-optical modulation, biochemical sensors and photodetectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: CAMBRIDGE ENTERPRISE LIMITED
    Inventors: Oleksiy Rozhin, Andrea Ferrari, William Ireland Milne
  • Publication number: 20110131006
    Abstract: A system for checking dimensions of mechanical component parts includes a checking probe (4) which can be programmed from a base unit (11) by means of a wireless radio-frequency link. An interface unit (34) connected to or integrated in the base unit includes control devices with at least an infrared receiver (26, 27) causing the generation of a control signal once coded signals are received. The coded signals can be transmitted by a remote controller (37)—which can be of a universal or dedicated type—or by an emitter (24, 25) adjacent to the receiver. In this second case the transmitted coded signal is adapted to be reflected, for example by an operator's finger, and the pair of emitter and receiver forms an optical switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Inventors: Andrea Ferrari, Giancarlo Perroni
  • Publication number: 20110094656
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for connecting a first tube to a second tube, the tubes being interconnected in an overlapping region by means of an adhesive that fills a gap in the overlapping region between the tubes. Said method is characterized in that: a) adhesive is applied to the overlapping region of at least one of the tubes and the adhesive is selected in such a way that it is solid at temperatures of below 30° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Andrea Ferrari, Eugen Bilcai
  • Publication number: 20110094992
    Abstract: Method for manufacturing a heat exchanger, wherein two neighboring metal tubes (1) are joined to one another in the overlap areas at their open ends by a U-shaped end tube (3), using an adhesive (5), wherein a) the adhesive is applied to the overlap areas of the U-shaped end tube, and wherein the adhesive is selected so that after being applied to the overlap areas of the U-shaped end tube and before being bonded to the metal tubes, the adhesive is solid and not tacky at temperatures below 30° C. and does not cure without an activation step, b) the end tube with the overlap area and the adhesive applied thereto is attached to the metal tubes or inserted into the metal tubes, and c) the adhesive is activated thermally or by bombardment with high-energy radiation either before or after step b), so that it cures after step b) and bonds the metal tube to the U-shaped end tube in the overlap area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventors: Eugen Bilcai, Andrea Ferrari
  • Publication number: 20100003528
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to compositions (“Nanomaterial Polymer Compositions”) comprising a silicone polymer and a nanomaterial, including but not limited to, a single or multi-walled nanotube, a nanowire, a nanodot, a quantum dot, a nanorod, a nanocrystal, a nanotetrapod, a nanotripod, a nanobipod, a nanoparticle, a nanosaw, a nanospring, a nanoribbon, a branched nanomaterial, or any combination thereof. The Nanomaterial Polymer Compositions are useful for optical and sensing devices including but not limited to noise suppression, passive Q-switching, mode-locking, waveform shaping, optical switching, optical signal regeneration, phase conjugation or filter devices, dispersion compensation, wavelength conversion, a soliton stabilization, microcavity applications, interferometers; optical, magneto-optical or electro-optical modulation; and biochemical sensors and photodetectors. The Nanomaterial Polymer Compositions are also useful in soft lithography processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2007
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Applicant: CAMBRIDGE ENTERPRISE LIMITED
    Inventors: Oleksiy Rozhin, Andrea Ferrari, William Ireland Milne