Patents by Inventor Francesco Paolini

Francesco Paolini 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: 10494040
    Abstract: A tilting system for a suspended cab of a work vehicle includes a hydraulic cylinder coupled to a chassis of the work vehicle at a first end and the suspended cab at a second end. Further, the hydraulic cylinder is configured to extend to drive the suspended cab to rotate from a lowered position to a raised position. In addition, the hydraulic cylinder is configured to be substantially horizontal while the suspended cab is in the lowered position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Alessandro Benevelli, Francesco Paolini, John Cloud, Daniel Seacat
  • Patent number: 10343729
    Abstract: A suspension system for a work vehicle includes a rear suspension assembly that includes a first shock absorber assembly and a second shock absorber assembly, such that each of the first and second shock absorber assemblies has a first end that couples to a cab of the work vehicle and a second end that couples to a chassis of the work vehicle. The rear suspension assembly further includes a brace extending laterally between the first end of the first shock absorber assembly and the first end of the second shock absorber assembly relative to a direction of travel of the work vehicle, such that the first end of the first shock absorber assembly and the first end of the second shock absorber assembly are coupled to the brace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Alessandro Benevelli, Francesco Paolini, John William Cloud
  • Publication number: 20190100255
    Abstract: A suspension system for a work vehicle includes a rear suspension assembly that includes a first shock absorber assembly and a second shock absorber assembly, such that each of the first and second shock absorber assemblies has a first end that couples to a cab of the work vehicle and a second end that couples to a chassis of the work vehicle. The rear suspension assembly further includes a brace extending laterally between the first end of the first shock absorber assembly and the first end of the second shock absorber assembly relative to a direction of travel of the work vehicle, such that the first end of the first shock absorber assembly and the first end of the second shock absorber assembly are coupled to the brace.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Alessandro Benevelli, Francesco Paolini, John William Cloud
  • Publication number: 20190071136
    Abstract: A tilting system for a suspended cab of a work vehicle includes a hydraulic cylinder coupled to a chassis of the work vehicle at a first end and the suspended cab at a second end. Further, the hydraulic cylinder is configured to extend to drive the suspended cab to rotate from a lowered position to a raised position. In addition, the hydraulic cylinder is configured to be substantially horizontal while the suspended cab is in the lowered position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Alessandro Benevelli, Francesco Paolini, John Cloud, Daniel Seacat
  • Publication number: 20190046711
    Abstract: An apparatus for extracorporeal blood treatment comprises a sensor (10) for emitting a signal indicating a variation in blood volume (?Bv?) of an individual (7) subjected to extracorporeal blood treatment and a sensor (14) for emitting a signal indicating a weight loss of the individual. A control unit (20) receives the signals, compares the ratio between the relative variation of blood volume (?Bv/BV) and the relative variation of weight loss (AWL/TW) of the individual with a desired value, and controls the weight loss of the individual on the basis of the comparison. The apparatus enables automatically controlling a dialysis, preventing some complications due to hypotension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Francesco Fontanazzi, Francesco Paolini, Fabio Grandi
  • Patent number: 10130744
    Abstract: An apparatus for extracorporeal blood treatment comprises a sensor (10) for emitting a signal indicating a variation in blood volume (?Bv?) of an individual (7) subjected to extracorporeal blood treatment and a sensor (14) for emitting a signal indicating a weight loss of the individual. A control unit (20) receives the signals, compares the ratio between the relative variation of blood volume (?Bv/BV) and the relative variation of weight loss (AWL/TW) of the individual with a desired value, and controls the weight loss of the individual on the basis of the comparison. The apparatus enables automatically controlling a dialysis, preventing some complications due to hypotension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Gambro Lundia AB
    Inventors: Francesco Fontanazzi, Francesco Paolini, Fabio Grandi
  • Patent number: 9982413
    Abstract: A cab suspension system for a work vehicle includes a front suspension assembly having a bracket configured to fixedly couple to a frame of a cab of the work vehicle. In addition, the front suspension assembly includes a support element having a torsion bar and a pair of longitudinal supports. Each of the pair of longitudinal supports is configured to rotatably couple to a chassis of the work vehicle. The front suspension assembly also includes a damping assembly coupled to the support element and configured to couple to the chassis. The bracket is rotatably coupled to the support element at a pivot joint assembly, and the bracket is configured to position the pivot joint assembly forward of the cab relative to a direction of travel of the work vehicle while the bracket is coupled to the frame of the cab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Francesco Paolini, Alessandro Benevelli, John Cloud, Daniel Seacat
  • Publication number: 20180094404
    Abstract: A cab suspension system for a work vehicle includes a front suspension assembly having a bracket configured to fixedly couple to a frame of a cab of the work vehicle. In addition, the front suspension assembly includes a support element having a torsion bar and a pair of longitudinal supports. Each of the pair of longitudinal supports is configured to rotatably couple to a chassis of the work vehicle. The front suspension assembly also includes a damping assembly coupled to the support element and configured to couple to the chassis. The bracket is rotatably coupled to the support element at a pivot joint assembly, and the bracket is configured to position the pivot joint assembly forward of the cab relative to a direction of travel of the work vehicle while the bracket is coupled to the frame of the cab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Francesco Paolini, Alessandro Benevelli, John Cloud, Daniel Seacat
  • Patent number: 9791270
    Abstract: A method to determine a type of blood circuit attached to an extracorporeal blood treatment console including: pumping a liquid through a blood passage of the blood circuit, sensing a first pressure in: the blood passage while the passage is closed and pumping stopped, pumping an additional amount of the liquid into the blood passage while the blood passage is and remains closed and thereafter sensing a second pressure, and determine a dimensional characteristic of a fluid passage in the blood passage based on the additional amount of the liquid and the second pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Gambro Lundia AB
    Inventors: Francesco Paolini, Paolo Rovatti
  • Patent number: 9220830
    Abstract: An apparatus for extracorporeal blood treatment including a treatment unit; an extracorporeal blood circuit; an infusion line of a replacement fluid; a dialysis line connected in inlet to the second chamber; a fluid evacuation line; sensors for determining a first parameter relating to a patient's blood volume (BV %), a second parameter relating to an ultrafiltration flow rate (UFR) or to a patient's weight loss rate (WLR), a third parameter (Cd, Na) relating to a conductivity or concentration of a liquid crossing the dialysis line and/or the infusion line, and a fourth parameter relating to an infusion flow rate (QINF), and a control unit performing a control procedure to determine a variation in blood volume (BV %) and perform a setting sequence, wherein the control unit regulates a transmembrane pressure (TMP) to values which enable maximizing the convective exchanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: GAMBRO DASCO S.P.A.
    Inventors: Francesco Fontanazzi, Alessandro Surace, Francesco Paolini
  • Patent number: 9199027
    Abstract: An apparatus for extracorporeal blood treatment is described, including a treatment unit, an extracorporeal blood circuit, an infusion line of a replacement fluid, a dialysis line connected in inlet to the second chamber, and a fluid evacuation line; sensors for determining a first parameter relating to a patient's blood volume (BV %) a second parameter relating to an ultrafiltration flow rate (UFR) or to a patient's weight loss rate (WLR), a third parameter (Cd, Na) relating to a conductivity or concentration of a liquid crossing the dialysis line and/or the infusion line, and a fourth parameter relating to an infusion flow rate (QINF), and a control unit for performing a control procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Gambro Dasco S.P.A.
    Inventors: Francesco Fontanazzi, Alessandro Surace, Francesco Paolini
  • Publication number: 20150224241
    Abstract: An apparatus for extracorporeal blood treatment comprises a sensor (10) for emitting a signal indicating a variation in blood volume (?Bv?) of an individual (7) subjected to extracorporeal blood treatment and a sensor (14) for emitting a signal indicating a weight loss of the individual. A control unit (20) receives the signals, compares the ratio between the relative variation of blood volume (?Bv/BV) and the relative variation of weight loss (AWL/TW) of the individual with a desired value, and controls the weight loss of the individual on the basis of the comparison. The apparatus enables automatically controlling a dialysis, preventing some complications due to hypotension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Applicant: Gambro Lundia AB
    Inventors: Francesco Fontanazzi, Francesco Paolini, Fabio Grandi
  • Patent number: 8684959
    Abstract: An extracorporeal blood treatment apparatus comprises a sensor (10) for emitting a signal indicating a change of hematic volume of an individual (7) subjected to a treatment and a weight loss system for actuating the individual's weight loss. A control unit (20) receives an effective weight value of the individual and a desired weight loss value and from these values determines a desired value of a change in hematic volume at end of treatment. The weight loss system is controlled on a basis of the hematic volume change signal and the desired value of the hematic volume change. The apparatus enables automatic control of a dialysis operation while preventing some complications arising from hypotension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Gambro Lundia AB
    Inventors: Francesco Paolini, Francesco Fontanazzi, Fabio Grandi
  • Publication number: 20140088483
    Abstract: An apparatus for extracorporeal blood treatment is described, including a treatment unit, an extracorporeal blood circuit, an infusion line of a replacement fluid, a dialysis line connected in inlet to the second chamber, and a fluid evacuation line; sensors for determining a first parameter relating to a patient's blood volume (BV %) a second parameter relating to an ultrafiltration flow rate (UFR) or to a patient's weight loss rate (WLR), a third parameter (Cd, Na) relating to a conductivity or concentration of a liquid crossing the dialysis line and/or the infusion line, and a fourth parameter relating to an infusion flow rate (QINF), and a control unit for performing a control procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: GAMBRO LUNDIA AB
    Inventors: Francesco Fontanazzi, Alessandro Surace, Francesco Paolini
  • Publication number: 20140074008
    Abstract: An apparatus for extracorporeal blood treatment including a treatment unit; an extracorporeal blood circuit; an infusion line of a replacement fluid; a dialysis line connected in inlet to the second chamber; a fluid evacuation line; sensors for determining a first parameter relating to a patient's blood volume (BV %), a second parameter relating to an ultrafiltration flow rate (UFR) or to a patient's weight loss rate (WLR), a third parameter (Cd, Na) relating to a conductivity or concentration of a liquid crossing the dialysis line and/or the infusion line, and a fourth parameter relating to an infusion flow rate (QINF), and a control unit performing a control procedure to determine a variation in blood volume (BV %) and perform a setting sequence, wherein the control unit regulates a transmembrane pressure (TMP) to values which enable maximising the convective exchanges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Gambro Lundia AB
    Inventors: Francesco Fontanazzi, Alessandro Surace, Francesco Paolini
  • Publication number: 20140048460
    Abstract: A method to determine a type of blood circuit attached to an extracorporeal blood treatment console including: pumping a liquid through a blood passage of the blood circuit, sensing a first pressure in: the blood passage while the passage is closed and pumping stopped, pumping an additional amount of the liquid into the blood passage while the blood passage is and remains closed and thereafter sensing a second pressure, and determine a dimensional characteristic of a fluid passage in the blood passage based on the additional amount of the liquid and the second pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventors: Francesco Paolini, Paolo Rovatti
  • Publication number: 20110118647
    Abstract: An extracorporeal blood treatment apparatus comprises a sensor (10) for emitting a signal indicating a change of hematic volume of an individual (7) subjected to a treatment and a weight loss system for actuating the individual's weight loss. A control unit (20) receives an effective weight value of the individual and a desired weight loss value and from these values determines a desired value of a change in hematic volume at end of treatment. The weight loss system is controlled on a basis of the hematic volume change signal and the desired value of the hematic volume change. The apparatus enables automatic control of a dialysis operation while preventing some complications arising from hypotension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: GAMBRO LUNDIA AB
    Inventors: Francesco Paolini, Francesco Fontanazzi, Fabio Grandi
  • Patent number: 7794419
    Abstract: The apparatus for blood flow control in an extracorporeal circuit comprises: a user interface for setting a desired blood flow value (qbREAL) and a datum relating to the vascular access, a memory for recording a plurality of mathematical relations having mathematical expressions relating to the vascular access organ to be used, and a control unit. The control unit identifies the vascular access, selects, from among the plurality of mathematical relations present in the memory, a relation which corresponds to the vascular access identified, and calculates, as a mathematical function of the set value for the desired flow (qbREAL), a value at which to set the angular velocity of the pump associated to the extracorporeal circuit and/or a theoretical value of the arterial pressure upstream of the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Gambro Lundia AB
    Inventors: Francesco Paolini, Carlo Alberto Lodi, Francesco Fontanazzi
  • Patent number: 7648475
    Abstract: A non-invasive device for measuring blood temperature in a circuit for the extracorporeal circulation of blood includes a line in which blood taken from a patient flows. The device also includes a temperature sensor connected to the line and provided with a device for measuring the intensity of an electromagnetic radiation. The measuring device faces a connecting portion or window of the line that is permeable by electromagnetic radiation in a first wave band, and generates a first signal, correlated with the electromagnetic radiation in the first band and therefore with the temperature of the blood flowing in the line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Gambro Lundia AB
    Inventors: Giorgio De Cicco, Francesco Fontanazzi, Annalisa Delnevo, Massimo Zaccarelli, Francesco Paolini
  • Patent number: 7648474
    Abstract: A method of detecting the detachment of the venous needle from a patient during an extracorporeal blood treatment in a dialysis machine having an extracorporeal blood circuit provided with an arterial branch and a venous branch. The arterial pressure (Pa) is measured in the arterial branch and the venous pressure (Pv) is measured in the venous branch, and the determination is made of whether or not decreases of the arterial pressures (Pa) and venous pressures (Pv) are occurring during the dialysis treatment in normal conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Gambro Lundia AB
    Inventors: Francesco Paolini, Carlo Alberto Lodi, Massimo Fava