Patents by Inventor Anthony Caracciolo, Jr.

Anthony Caracciolo, Jr. 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: 5014206
    Abstract: A system used for determining and recording the location of a vehicle during the occurence of predetermined events. The vehicle is equipped with a sensor or sensors which respond to the occurrence of the predetermined events. The sensors are connected to a navigational system which receive positional information from a navigational transmitter. The navigational system then computes the positional information, such as latitude and longitude of the vehicle, and stores this information in a data collector on the vehicle. The date and time of day of the occurrence of the events may also be stored along with the positional information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1991
    Assignee: FaciliTech International Incorporated
    Inventors: James R. Scribner, Raymond J. Nicholson, Thomas G. Brown, Anthony Caracciolo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4955655
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of a robot or like end-of-arm tool (EOAT) for gripping workpieces by cavities in the workpieces is provided. The EOAT is connected with the robot or like and includes an extendible rod having a generally flanged end opposite the robot. The EOAT also includes at least one spacer encircling the rod between the robot or like and the flanged end of the rod, and at least two elastomeric gripper portions encircling the rod and capturing at least one spacer. The gripper portions have a first dimension when the rod is extended whereby at least one of the gripper portions can be inserted into a workpiece cavity and the gripper portions have a second dimension when the rod is retracted whereby the gripper portions can engage with the workpiece cavity to grip the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 11, 1990
    Assignee: General Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony Caracciolo, Jr., Wayne R. Austin, Dante C. Zuccaro, Leonard P. Pomrehn
  • Patent number: 4688026
    Abstract: Tags capable of wirelessly transmitting unique codes when energized by radio frequency (RF) energy are used to identify a variety of different locations and objects. A portable battery-powered unit having digital storage capabilities is designed to be transported to the general location of the tagged locations and objects. The user moves an RF antenna sufficiently close to the tag to energize it and cause the tag to transmit its code. The detected code is then stored in digital form in a memory. The location tags contain an association or master list of the objects associated with that particular location. The method finds particular utility in performing inventory control of furniture or other objects since the tags can be mounted at points thereon that are not readily observable, thereby preserving their aesthetic appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1987
    Inventors: James R. Scribner, Thomas G. Brown, Anthony Caracciolo, Jr.