Patents by Inventor Arturo Colamussi

Arturo Colamussi 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: 7217309
    Abstract: A microporous paper filter (10) for particulates emitted together with the exhaust gases of internal combustion engines, made in the form of a folded up sheet to form a “Greek key” i.e. having several filtering layers (13) placed substantially parallel, connected by means of folds (14), the layers (13) being separated and maintained equidistant through the interposition of spacers (20) each comprising at least one corrugated paper sheet (21, 22) or pleated paper (23).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Inventor: Arturo Colamussi
  • Patent number: 6994881
    Abstract: A device for the formation of croissants made of puff pastry or the like, said croissants being initially shaped into pastry rolls (12) starting from flat puff pastry, wherein there are at least two gripping or clasping and folding elements (13, 14, 15), connected by an articulated joint (16, 17) and suitable for being transferred, aligned with each other, onto portions of a puff pastry roll (12), withholding the roll (12) and being moved to a folded position thus causing the firmly held pastry roll to take on the form of a U- or crescent shape, there also being driving systems (25, 26) for the reciprocal movement between the at least two gripping or clasping and folding elements (13, 14, 15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: Vortex Systems S.r.l.
    Inventor: Arturo Colamussi
  • Publication number: 20050098042
    Abstract: A filtering device (1) for the particulate and volatile substances present in the emission gas of internal combustion engines, receives gas from the exhaust of a motor vehicle through a conveying duct (2); the device (1) comprises a filter (10) connected to the conveying duct (2) and a heat exchanger (3) positioned and connected so as to receive the emission gas from the conveying duct (2) and send it to the filter (10), a control valve (4), suitable for regulating the temperature of the emission gas entering the filter, by deviating an aliquot of the flow of emission gas coming from the vehicle exhaust to send it to the heat exchanger (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2004
    Publication date: May 12, 2005
    Inventor: Arturo Colamussi
  • Publication number: 20040226274
    Abstract: A microporous paper filter (10) for particulates emitted together with the exhaust gases of internal combustion engines, made in the form of a folded up sheet to form a “Greek key” i.e. having several filtering layers (13) placed substantially parallel, connected by means of folds (14), the layers (13) being separated and maintained equidistant through the interposition of spacers (20) each comprising at least one corrugated paper sheet (21, 22) or pleated paper (23).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2004
    Publication date: November 18, 2004
    Inventor: Arturo Colamussi
  • Patent number: 6622617
    Abstract: An apparatus for the folding of croissants comprising, in series, downstream of at least one preparation station of rolls of pastry, obtained from triangles of pastry rolled up with one pointed central external end, and fed one after another, a positioning station with a pre-determined pitch distance of the rolls in a central position with respect to underlying conveying devices, an oriented positioning station of the pointed end on the underlying conveying devices and a U-folding station of the rolls, in which the folding station comprises front and rear gages for each roll and rotating side gages for the folding of opposite ends of each roll, the oriented positioning station and the folding station being movable alternately forwards and backwards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: Vortex Systems S.r.l.
    Inventor: Arturo Colamussi
  • Publication number: 20030167933
    Abstract: An apparatus for the folding of croissants comprising, in series, downstream of at least one preparation station of rolls of pastry, obtained from triangles of pastry rolled up with one pointed central external end, and fed one after another, a positioning station with a pre-determined pitch distance of said rolls in a central position with respect to underlying conveying devices, an oriented positioning station of said pointed end on said underlying conveying devices and a U-folding station of said rolls, in which said folding station comprises front and rear gages for each roll and rotating side gages for the folding of opposite ends of each roll, said oriented positioning station and said folding station being movable alternately forwards and backwards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2003
    Publication date: September 11, 2003
    Inventor: Arturo Colamussi
  • Patent number: 6554124
    Abstract: Equipment for feeding product groups to a conveyor for their packaging, wherein the groups of products (13), are divided and spaced, for transfer onto the conveyor (12). The equipment includes a transport unit (15) that is moveable in the direction of the conveyor (12) and may be lowered and lifted towards the conveyor. The transport unit (15) receives the divided and spaced product groups (13) and releases the divided and spaced product groups on belts (45) that continuously advance in the direction of a pusher tug conveyor (40, 41). The pusher tug conveyor is associated with and is a part of said conveyor (12). Motors (43, 25) for the pusher tug conveyor (40, 41), for the belts (45) and for the transport unit (15) are controllable in phase, by means of a common processor (49).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: Vortex Systems S.r.l.
    Inventors: Arturo Colamussi, Daniele Davi′
  • Publication number: 20030019369
    Abstract: A device for the formation of croissants made of puff pastry or the like, said croissants being initially shaped into pastry rolls (12) starting from flat puff pastry, wherein there are at least two gripping or clasping and folding elements (13, 14, 15), connected by an articulated joint (16, 17) and suitable for being transferred, aligned with each other, onto portions of a puff pastry roll (12), withholding the roll (12) and being moved to a folded position thus causing the firmly held pastry roll to take on the form of a U- or crescent shape, there also being driving systems (25, 26) for the reciprocal movement between the at least two gripping or clasping and folding elements (13, 14, 15).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2002
    Publication date: January 30, 2003
    Inventor: Arturo Colamussi
  • Publication number: 20020003079
    Abstract: Equipment for feeding product groups to a conveyor for their packaging, wherein the groups of products (13), previously divided and spaced, must be transferred on and phased with said conveyor (12) characterized in that it comprises a transport unit (15) that can be moved in the direction of said conveyor (12) and lowered and lifted towards the same, said transport unit (15) receiving said divided and spaced product groups (13) and releasing them on belts (45) that continuously advance in the direction of a pusher tug conveyor (40, 41) associated to them and being part of said conveyor (12), said belts (45) being arranged according to a closed ring and releasing said product groups (13) on said pusher tug conveyor (40, 41) to one of their ends, motor means (43, 25) of said pusher tug conveyor (40, 41), of said belts (45) and of said transport unit (15) being controllable in phase by means of a common processor (49).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2001
    Publication date: January 10, 2002
    Inventors: Arturo Colamussi, Daniele Davi'
  • Patent number: 5575376
    Abstract: A product handling device having at least one carriage provided with at least one product engagement element and movable between different positions, and a drive element for driving the at least one carriage between the different positions. With the at least one carriage there is associated at least one locator element interacting with external elements arranged to determine the limits of a preselectable travel path. A handling apparatus integrates into one structure of a plurality of such devices, mounted in common to a carriage for vertical and horizontal movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1996
    Assignee: Vortex Systems S.r.L.
    Inventor: Arturo Colamussi
  • Patent number: 5391046
    Abstract: An automated apparatus for loading and unloading motor vehicles, to be positioned between a loading platform and a vehicle positioning region, includes a frame movable longitudinally to the loading platform, a manipulator-conveyor unit provided with lifting and/or gripping devices and arranged on a support element rotatable through at least 180.degree., the manipulator-conveyor unit being extendable so as to be movable to a position above the loading platform and to a position above the load floor of a vehicle, features being provided for correctly aligning the support element with the load floor, a central processor also being connected to the apparatus. Sensors are associated with the manipulator-conveyor unit for sensing its movement above the support element and are connected to the central processor and to an actuator which correctly positions at least one pair of motorized wheels supporting the manipulator-conveyor unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1995
    Assignee: Vortex Systems S.r.l.
    Inventor: Arturo Colamussi
  • Patent number: 5046598
    Abstract: An apparatus for conveying, accumulating in succession and arranging products or ready-made articles in groups, with the products or ready-made articles being fed to the same apparatus on one or more rows of conveyors, wherein the individual packages or the individual ready-made articles are orderly positioned inside independent saddles, positioned in succession, and driven along the pathway of the apparatus. The saddles are moved by a continuous, closed-loop element, to which they can be selectively and elastically linked by friction elements, and are disengaged by simple engagement with stopping elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1991
    Assignee: Vortex Systems S.r.l.
    Inventor: Arturo Colamussi
  • Patent number: 4901502
    Abstract: In a boxing plant for cones and/or conoids which at its inlet are disposed in groups of a certain number each, an apparatus for feeding groups of cones in an orientated and ordered arrangement to boxes comprises a first section (A) in which groups of cones (11) positioned on a container tray (12) in an essentially horizontal plane are orientated in a predetermined manner on opposite sides so that they all lie with their tails pointing towards the center, and a second section (B) in which they are discharged from the container trays (12) onto racks (15) and the cones (11) on one side are offset relative to the cones on the other side, and then moved while offset onto a central region (16) which can be opened in the manner of a sliding door above boxes (17) and in which the cones (11) disposed side by side in a head-tail arrangement are compacted (18) into matrices (44) having the same dimensions as the boxes and are then allowed to fall into the boxes by opening the sliding door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1990
    Assignee: Vortex Systems S.r.l.
    Inventor: Arturo Colamussi
  • Patent number: 4899866
    Abstract: An apparatus for the ordered arrangement and creation of a feed stock in boxing plants for cones and/or conoids, for positioning after first conveyors which feed a stream of individual cones one after another, comprising a splitter unit for splitting in two the stream of cones flowing from the first conveyors towards second conveyors which follow the splitter unit. An escapement mechanism disposed at the other end of the second conveyors and a pusher and positioning unit for transferring the cones towards containing devices, to provide good accumulation of cones and their regular downstream feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1990
    Assignee: Vortex Systems S.r.l.
    Inventor: Arturo Colamussi
  • Patent number: 4890718
    Abstract: In an automatic plant for the production of products, such as food products, in which modular supports carrying a determined number of products are used. A high-capacity physical and/or chemical treatment apparatus provides a temporary storage facility sufficient to ensure continuity of operation and production of the plants positioned downstream and upstream thereof, even if one or the other is momentarily at rest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1990
    Assignee: Vortex Systems S.r.l.
    Inventor: Arturo Colamussi
  • Patent number: 4774797
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of wrapping various products in packaging obtained from a strip. In the method, the strip is longitudinally folded along its center so as to form two longitudinal portions which are longitudinally coupled. The portions are then joined along transverse junction lines which define compartments having upwardly open mouths for inserting material. The compartments are then separated at the transverse junction lines, thus obtaining a set of independent bags which remain joined together at lateral areas near the mouth. The resulting bags are suspended from a conveyor travelling along a closed path in a loop. According to the invention, the path travelled by the bags is inside the path of the conveyor so that opposite corners of the bag mouths are brought together and consequently loosen the borders bounding the mouth so that metering means can be inserted along a circular portion of the path of the conveyor so that a preset amount of material can be discharged into the bags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1988
    Assignee: Azionaria Costruzioni/Macchine Automatiche A.C.M.A. S.p.A.
    Inventors: Arturo Colamussi, Andrea Melchiorri
  • Patent number: 4498273
    Abstract: A system for packaging into cartons cones for ice-cream and other cornet-like articles coming loosely from a production unit wherein in a first processing station (A) splitting of the cone feed main stream into a plurality of individual sub-streams occurs. In a second processing station (B) a temporary cone-storage field is made up, the cones being orderly marshalled in a number of rows, the cone axes being vertical with the cone tips upside down and the cones being closely spaced apart from each other. From said second processing station (B) the cone rows are transferred into a third processing station (C), wherein, for each cone row, a belt having evenly spaced apart bores is provided for receiving individual cones. Each belt is independently motorized for stepwise forward motion. As a predetermined number of bores in each belt carries as many cones as there are bores, a cone-grasping unit (E) draws the cone row and transfers it into empty cartons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 12, 1985
    Inventor: Arturo Colamussi
  • Patent number: 4252461
    Abstract: A dam for a waterway comprises a plurality of panels of flexible and inextensible sheet material such as rubberized fabric extending vertically from the bottom to adjacent the surface of a waterway. The edges of the panels overlap and are removably fastened together to provide a series of attached panels which extends across the waterway. Each sheet is attached to a separate concrete base on the bottom of the waterway and to a separate floating cylindrical member ajdacent the surface of the water. Each panel can be repaired or replaced independently of the other panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1981
    Assignee: Pirelli Furlanis Applicazioni Idrauliche
    Inventors: Arturo Colamussi, Vittorio Merli
  • Patent number: 4103497
    Abstract: Manoeuvrable weir comprising at least one flap hinged to a threshold shel laid on the bottom of a waterway to be dammed. The flap foresees openings on its surface from which lead out conduits which debouch in correspondence of the threshold structure, creating over it a water current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1978
    Assignee: Pirelli Furlanis - Applicazioni Idrauliche Agricole Gomma S.p.A.
    Inventors: Arturo Colamussi, Vittorio Merli
  • Patent number: 4103496
    Abstract: A collapsible and expansible barrage comprising a threshold structure dised at the bottom of the waterway, a metallic flap, provided with an upturned-glass type of air-tank, hinged to said threshold structure, and a flexible sheet connected at one of its end to the threshold structure and to the other end to the threshold structure; the flap and the threshold structure are further connected one to the other by means of a damped tie-rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1978
    Assignee: Pirelli Furlanis - Applicazioni Idrauliche Agricole Gomma S.p.A.
    Inventors: Arturo Colamussi, Vittorio Merli