Patents by Inventor Francesco Lanni

Francesco Lanni 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: 20220100690
    Abstract: A reconfigurable data acquisition card including at least one field programmable gate array (FPGA) and a configurable bus switch coupled with the FPGA. The bus switch forms at least first and second ports used by the FPGA, the bus switch being adaptable for insertion into a connection having a number of lanes at least equal to a combined number of lanes in the first and second ports. The data acquisition card further includes multiple optical transmitters and optical receivers. Each optical transmitter and optical receiver is coupled with a corresponding transceiver in the FPGA via at least one optical fiber having multiple communication links. Timing circuitry in the data acquisition card is coupled with clock generation and distribution circuitry in the FPGA and is configured to distribute clock and timing signals to detector front-ends with fixed latency and to synchronize input/output links with a system clock generated by the FPGA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: Kai CHEN, Michael BEGEL, Hucheng CHEN, Francesco LANNI
  • Publication number: 20210397580
    Abstract: A reconfigurable computing platform includes a reconfigurable computing device, electro-optical transceiver, and first voltage converter disposed on a multilayer board. The electro-optical transceiver converts an optical signal at least one of to and from an electrical signal, and the electrical signal is operatively coupled to the reconfigurable computing device. The electro-optical transceiver is disposed in proximity to the reconfigurable computing device, and the first voltage converter is operatively coupled to a common voltage distributed around a periphery of the multilayer board. The first voltage converter converts the common voltage to a first operating voltage, and the first voltage converter is disposed in proximity to the reconfigurable computing device. The first operating voltage is provided to the reconfigurable computing device as a first power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Shaochun Tang, Michael Begel, Hucheng Chen, Helio Takai, Francesco Lanni
  • Publication number: 20120264569
    Abstract: An exercise machine of the treadmill type comprises a motor (5) connected to a belt (3) and able to be activated for driving the belt, an actuator (6) associated with the belt (3) for angling it, an interface (7) designed to allow the user (100) to set a basic pair of values relating to predetermined operating parameters and corresponding to a machine operating configuration. The machine also comprises a processor (8) programmed to derive a user (100) oxygen consumption value depending on the basic pair of values and for calculating, the oxygen consumption value being equal, at least one alternative pair of values which involves lower energy consumption by the motor (5) compared with the basic pair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: TECHNOGYM S.P.A.
    Inventors: Camilo ESCOBEDO, Mauro FABBRI, Francesco LANNI, Claudio SERRA
  • Patent number: 7144222
    Abstract: A propeller or propeller blade is manufactured using lattice block material to provide a structure which is generally hollow but for a three-dimensional lattice of support spars. The propeller or propeller blade, being predominately hollow, is substantially lighter than a solid cast propeller or propeller blade while retaining the desired strength due to the three-dimensional lattice of support spars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Naval Marine, Inc.
    Inventors: Francesco Lanni, John A. Eckhart
  • Publication number: 20040005221
    Abstract: A propeller or propeller blade is manufactured using lattice block material to provide a structure which is generally hollow but for a three-dimensional lattice of support spars. The propeller or propeller blade, being predominately hollow, is substantially lighter than a solid cast propeller or propeller blade while retaining the desired strength due to the three-dimensional lattice of support spars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2003
    Publication date: January 8, 2004
    Inventors: Francesco Lanni, John A. Eckhart
  • Patent number: 6238257
    Abstract: A waterjet propulsion pump (14) is mounted in an opening in a fully submerged intermediate transom (12) located forward of the stern transom (11) and at the aft end of a dependent structural pod (15) on the hull bottom with the pump discharge nozzle (30) lying aft of the intermediate transom. A steering nozzle (50) is mounted on the discharge nozzle (30) for pivotal movement about an axis that lies in a vertical plane. At least one reversing deflector (100 or 300 and 400) is mounted for pivotal movement about an axis that is perpendicular to the vertical plane. A rotatable steering shaft (70, 270) operated by a steering actuator located with the hull (140 or 340) is coupled to the steering nozzle (50 or 250). A hollow reversing shaft (90, 290) is received telescopically over a portion of the steering shaft and is translatable axially relative to the steering shaft by a reversing actuator (150, 350) located within the vessel hull.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Assignee: Bird-Johnson Company
    Inventors: Gregory P. Platzer, Francesco Lanni
  • Patent number: 6152792
    Abstract: A waterjet steering and reversing apparatus has a steering nozzle mounted aft of the exit nozzle for pivotal movement about a steering pivot axis that lies in a vertical plane and a reversing deflector that is mounted for pivotal movement about a reversing pivot axis for movement between an inactive position clear of a water jet discharged from the steering nozzle and an operative position in which the water jet impinges on a surface that deflects the water jet to a direction having a forward vector. The reversing pivot axis is perpendicular to the vertical plane and spaced apart from the steering pivot axis. A rotatable steering shaft is coupled at its lower end to the steering nozzle, is coaxial with the steering pivot axis, extends upwardly through an opening in the hull, and has an upper end portion located within the hull. A hollow reversing shaft received telescopically over a portion of the steering shaft is translatable axially relative to the steering shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: Bird-Johnson Company
    Inventors: Francesco Lanni, Gregory P. Platzer
  • Patent number: 6135831
    Abstract: An impeller for a marine waterjet propulsion system has blades that are configured to reduce cavitation, vibration, noise and physical damage to the major components of the propulsion system or host vessel of installation. The leading edge of each blade of the impeller is skewed forwardly over at least the outer 70% of its span, the forward skew being maximum at the tip and being not less than 35.degree.. The impeller has a blade area ratio of not less than 1.5. The chord lengths of each blade increase progressively from the point of minimum skew to the tip, resulting in reduced loading in the cavitation critical region. A partial or full tip band may be affixed to the blade tips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2000
    Assignee: Bird-Johnson Company
    Inventors: Francesco Lanni, Neal A. Brown
  • Patent number: 6071156
    Abstract: A surface vessel has a hull that is configured to provide a mounting location for a waterjet pump propulsion system that is fully submerged under substantially all operating conditions of the vessel. A waterjet propulsion pump is mounted in an opening in the mounting location of the hull. At least the aft portion of the pump exit nozzle extends aft of the mounting location. A rotatable steering nozzle is coupled to the lower end of a rotatable steering shaft. A rotatable reversing deflector is coupled to the lower end of a rotatable reversing shaft that is either concentric with or parallel to the steering shaft. The steering shaft and reversing shaft extend upwardly through a shared opening or a pair of openings in the hull. Steering and reversing actuators associated with the steering and reversing shafts are located within the hull. A pair of steering deflectors in a "clamshell" relationship is an alternative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2000
    Assignee: Bird-Johnson Company
    Inventors: Gregory P. Platzer, Francesco Lanni