Patents by Inventor Franco Peruzzotti

Franco Peruzzotti 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: 20150246623
    Abstract: A hanger wire for contact wires of railway electrical lines may include: first wires including copper or a first alloy of copper; and second wires including a steel core coupled with a layer of copper or a second alloy of copper. An overhead contact line suitable to transmit electric power to a locomotive may include: at least one conductor element connected to a high voltage electric energy distribution network; at least one suspension wire fastened to a series of supporting poles arranged along the overhead contact line; and a plurality of hanger wires connecting the at least one conductor element to the at least one suspension wire. The hanger wires may include: first wires including copper or a first alloy of copper; and second wires including a steel core coupled with a layer of copper or a second alloy of copper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Inventors: Franco Peruzzotti, Antonio Pezzoni, Dustin Fox, Yance Syrif
  • Patent number: 8475920
    Abstract: Cable including at least one core comprising at least one transmissive element and at least one coating layer made of a coating material, wherein said coating material comprises: —at least one polyethylene; —at least one non-ionic surfactant having the following general formula (I): wherein: —Q is a p-functional group; —R is a linear or branched C1-C4 alkyl group, preferably a methyl group; —R1 is a hydrogen atom or a linear or branched C1-C6 alkyl group, preferably a hydrogen atom; —n is an integer from 2 to 5 inclusive, preferably 2; —x is an integer from 5 to 500 inclusive, preferably from 10 to 300 inclusive; —y is an integer from 0 to 500 inclusive, preferably from 10 to 300 inclusive; —z is an integer from 0 to 500 inclusive, preferably from 10 to 300 inclusive; —y+z is not lower than 2; —p is an integer from 1 to 4 inclusive, preferably 1 or 4; provided that, when the transmissive element is an electrical energy transmissive element, said at least one coating layer is an external sheathing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Prysmian Cavi E Sistemi Energia SRL
    Inventors: Andrea Pelizzoni, Luca Castellani, Franco Peruzzotti, Cristiano Puppi
  • Patent number: 8299152
    Abstract: A tire for vehicle wheels, includes at least one structural element obtained by crosslinking a crosslinkable elastomeric composition including at least one vulcanized rubber in a subdivided form surface treated with at least one oxidizing agent; at least one diene elastomeric polymer, and at least one sulfur-based vulcanizing agent. A surface treatment process of vulcanized rubber and crosslinkable elastomeric composition is obtained with the vulcanized rubber in a subdivided form surface treated with at least one oxidizing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Pirelli Tyre S.p.A.
    Inventors: Emiliano Resmini, Luigia Rossiello, Diego Tirelli, Franco Peruzzotti
  • Publication number: 20110017276
    Abstract: A sun tracker device includes a base frame provided with a track that is at least in part circular; a support structure, of at least one photoreceiver module, the support structure being slidably associated with the track and including a reference plane for the coupling to the at least one photoreceiver module; a first motor group for controlling the movement of the support structure on the track around a substantially vertical axis; and at least one movement member of the at least one photoreceiver module around a respective substantially horizontal axis. The reference plane is tilted, with respect to a support plane of the device, by an angle of predetermined amplitude. An optimal compromise is achieved between maximisation of the energy yield and minimisation of the device size, at the same time ensuring an easy access to the components of the device for the maintenance operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventors: Vincenzo Boffa, Michele Galbusera, Giuseppe Grassano, Fabio Roncella, Franco Peruzzotti
  • Patent number: 7861484
    Abstract: A method for making a sound-insulating load-bearing floor, includes the following steps: applying a sound-insulating material over a load-bearing floor as to form a continuous coating layer; allowing the continuous coating layer to harden; applying a covering floor over said hardened continuous coating layer; wherein the sound-insulating material includes: 40% by weight to 95% by weight, preferably 60% by weight to 90% by weight, with respect to the total weight of the sound-insulating material, of at least one rubber in a subdivided form; 5% by weight to 60% by weight, preferably 10% by weight to 40% by weight, with respect to the total weight of the sound-insulating material, of at least one binding agent including: a first, component including at least one organic compound having at least one acid functional group or a derivative thereof, the first component having a Brookfield viscosity, measured at 23° C., of 0.1 Pa·s to 100 Pa·s, preferably 0.2 Pa·s to 50 Pa·s, more preferably 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Pirelli & C. S.p.A.
    Inventors: Massimiliano Pavan, Elio Ganci, Raffaella Donetti, Massimo Marini, Diego Tirelli, Franco Peruzzotti
  • Publication number: 20100108351
    Abstract: Cable comprising at least one conductor and at least a fire resistant coating layer including a composition comprising: (a) at least an organic polymer having a combustion temperature range comprised between a minimum value T1 and a maximum value T2; (b) at least a glass frit; (c) at least an inert compound; wherein:—said inert compound (c) has a softening point or a melting temperature of not less than 1000° C.;—said glass frit (b) reaches a viscosity of between 107 poise and 108 poise in a selected temperature range including the combustion temperature range of said organic polymer (a), said selected temperature range being such that said glass frit (b) flows over said inert compound (c) and the burned organic polymer (a) so as to form a solid char fire resistant coating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventors: Paola Luciana Pinacci, Franco Peruzzotti, Diego Tirelli
  • Patent number: 7672555
    Abstract: A cable including at least one core having at least one transmissive element and at least one coating layer made from a coating material, wherein the coating material has at least a first polyethylene having a density not higher than 0.940 g/cm3, preferably not lower than 0.910 g/cm3, more preferably 0.915 g/cm3 to 0.938 g/cm3, and a Melt Flow Index (MFI), measured at 190° C. with a load of 2.16 Kg according to ASTM D1238-00 standard, of 0.05 g/10? to 2 g/10?, preferably 0.1 g/10? to 1 g/10?; the first polyethylene being obtained from a waste material; at least a second polyethylene having a density higher than 0.940 g/cm3, preferably not higher than 0.970 g/cm3, more preferably 0.942 g/cm3 to 0.965 g/cm3. Preferably, the coating layer is a cable external layer having a protective function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Prysmian Cavi E Sistemi Energia S.R.L.
    Inventors: Luca Castellani, Andrea Pelizzoni, Franco Peruzzotti, Enrico Albizzati
  • Patent number: 7654477
    Abstract: A process for producing a rubber powder from a vulcanized rubber material by the steps of: a) feeding a grinding device with the vulcanized rubber material; b) contacting the vulcanized rubber material with at least one liquid coolant; c) introducing at least one grinding aid additive into the grinding device; d) operating the grinding device so as to grind the vulcanized rubber material to form a rubber powder, and e) discharging the rubber powder from the extruder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Pirelli & C. S.p.A.
    Inventors: Diego Tirelli, Michele Galbusera, Franco Peruzzotti, Cristiano Puppi, Stefano Testi, Antonio Monterosso, Matteo Di Biase
  • Patent number: 7652101
    Abstract: A thermoplastic material has a) from 5% weight to 95% by weight, preferably from 10% by weight to 60% by weight, of vulcanized rubber in a subdivided form; b) from 5% by weight to 95% by weight, preferably from 40% by weight to 90% by weight, of at least one heterophase copolymer having a thermoplastic phase made from a propylene homopolymer or copolymer and an elastomeric phase made from a copolymer of ethylene with an ?-olefin, preferably with propylene; c) from 0% by weight to 90% by weight, preferably from 0% by weight to 50% by weight, of at least one ?-olefin homopolymer or copolymer different from b); the amounts of a), b) and c) being expressed with respect to the total weight of a)+b)+c). The thermoplastic material shows improved mechanical properties, in particular, improved elongation at break.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Pirelli & C. S.p.A.
    Inventors: Diego Tirelli, Michele Galbusera, Luca Castellani, Franco Peruzzotti, Enrico Albizzati
  • Publication number: 20090293413
    Abstract: A method for making a sound-insulating load-bearing floor, includes the following steps: providing a load-bearing floor; applying a sound-insulating material onto the load-bearing floor so as to form a substantially continuous coating layer; allowing the substantially continuous coating layer to dry; wherein the sound-insulating material includes: 40% by weight to 95% by weight, preferably 60% by weight to 90% by weight, with respect to the total weight of the sound-insulating material, of at least one rubber in a subdivided form; 5% by weight to 60% by weight, preferably 10% by weight to 40% by weight, with respect to the total weight of the sound-insulating material, of at least one binding agent including at least one water-dispersible polymer having a glass transition temperature (Tg) of ?50° C. to +50° C., preferably of ?40° C. to +10° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2005
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: PIRELLI & C. S.p.A.
    Inventors: Rafaella Donetti, Massino Marini, Massimiliano Pavan, Elio Ganci, Diego Tirelli, Franco Peruzzotti
  • Publication number: 20090272475
    Abstract: A tire for vehicle wheels, includes at least one structural element obtained by crosslinking a crosslinkable elastomeric composition including at least one vulcanized rubber in a subdivided form surface treated with at least one oxidizing agent; at least one diene elastomeric polymer, and at least one sulfur-based vulcanizing agent. A surface treatment process of vulcanized rubber and crosslinkable elastomeric composition is obtained with the vulcanized rubber in a subdivided form surface treated with at least one oxidizing agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Inventors: Emiliano Resmini, Luigia Rossiello, Diego Tirelli, Franco Peruzzotti
  • Publication number: 20090215963
    Abstract: A thermoplastic elastomeric material includes a vulcanized rubber in a subdivided form surface-grafted with at least one vinyl polymer, wherein the amount of the surface-grafted vinyl polymer is not lower than 60% by weight, preferably not lower than 70% by weight, more preferably not lower than 80% by weight, with respect to the total weight of the surface-grafted vinyl polymer and the vulcanized rubber in a subdivided form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2004
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventors: Serena Coiai, Elisa Passaglia, Catherine Hirel, Francesco Ciardelli, Diego Tirelli, Emiliano Resmini, Franco Peruzzotti
  • Publication number: 20090202828
    Abstract: Cable including at least one core comprising at least one transmissive element and at least one coating layer made of a coating material, wherein said coating material comprises: —at least one polyethylene; —at least one non-ionic surfactant having the following general formula (I): wherein: —Q is a p-functional group; —R is a linear or branched C1-C4 alkyl group, preferably a methyl group; —R1 is a hydrogen atom or a linear or branched C1-C6 alkyl group, preferably a hydrogen atom; —n is an integer from 2 to 5 inclusive, preferably 2; —x is an integer from 5 to 500 inclusive, preferably from 10 to 300 inclusive; —y is an integer from 0 to 500 inclusive, preferably from 10 to 300 inclusive; —z is an integer from 0 to 500 inclusive, preferably from 10 to 300 inclusive; —y+z is not lower than 2; —p is an integer from 1 to 4 inclusive, preferably 1 or 4; provided that, when the transmissive element is an electrical energy transmissive element, said at least one coating layer is an external sheathing layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2004
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventors: Andrea Pelizzoni, Luca Castellani, Franco Peruzzotti, Cristiano Puppi
  • Publication number: 20080304797
    Abstract: A cable including at least one core having at least one transmissive element and at least one coating layer made from a coating material, wherein the coating material has at least a first polyethylene having a density not higher than 0.940 g/cm3, preferably not lower than 0.910 g/cm3, more preferably 0.915 g/cm3 to 0.938 g/cm3, and a Melt Flow Index (MFI), measured at 190° C. with a load of 2.16 Kg according to ASTM D1238-00 standard, of 0.05 g/10? to 2 g/10?, preferably 0.1 g/10? to 1 g/10?; the first polyethylene being obtained from a waste material; at least a second polyethylene having a density higher than 0.940 g/cm3, preferably not higher than 0.970 g/cm3, more preferably 0.942 g/cm3 to 0.965 g/cm3. Preferably, the coating layer is a cable external layer having a protective function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Applicant: PIRELLI & C.S.P.A.
    Inventors: Luca Castellani, Andrea Pelizzoni, Franco Peruzzotti, Enrico Albizzati
  • Publication number: 20080250751
    Abstract: A method for making a sound-insulating load-bearing floor, includes the following steps: applying a sound-insulating material over a load-bearing floor as to form a continuous coating layer; allowing the continuous coating layer to harden; applying a covering floor over said hardened continuous coating layer; wherein the sound-insulating material includes: 40% by weight to 95% by weight, preferably 60% by weight to 90% by weight, with respect to the total weight of the sound-insulating material, of at least one rubber in a subdivided form; 5% by weight to 60% by weight, preferably 10% by weight to 40% by weight, with respect to the total weight of the sound-insulating material, of at least one binding agent including: a first, component including at least one organic compound having at least one acid functional group or a derivative thereof, the first component having a Brookfield viscosity, measured at 23° C., of 0.1 Pa·s to 100 Pa·s, preferably 0.2 Pa·s to 50 Pa·s, more preferably 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Inventors: Massimiliano Pavan, Elio Ganci, Raffaella Donetti, Massimo Marini, Diego Tirelli, Franco Peruzzotti
  • Publication number: 20080132642
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a thermoplastic elastomeric material includes the following steps: surface treating a vulcanized rubber in a subdivided form in order to provide radically transferable atoms or groups on its surface; grafting at least one vinyl monomer to the surface treated vulcanized rubber in the presence of at least one transition metal compound and at least one ligand so as to obtain a vinyl polymer grafted onto the surface of the vulcanized rubber in a subdivided form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2004
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Inventors: Serena Coiai, Francesco Ciardelli, Elisa Passaglia, Roberta Sulcis, Emilano Resmini, Diego Tirelli, Franco Peruzzotti
  • Publication number: 20070135580
    Abstract: A thermoplastic material has a) from 5% weight to 95% by weight, preferably from 10% by weight to 60% by weight, of vulcanized rubber in a subdivided form; b) from 5% by weight to 95% by weight, preferably from 40% by weight to 90% by weight, of at least one heterophase copolymer having a thermoplastic phase made from a propylene homopolymer or copolymer and an elastomeric phase made from a copolymer of ethylene with an ?-olefin, preferably with propylene; c) from 0% by weight to 90% by weight, preferably from 0% by weight to 50% by weight, of at least one ?-olefin homopolymer or copolymer different from b); the amounts of a), b) and c) being expressed with respect to the total weight of a)+b)+c). The thermoplastic material shows improved mechanical properties, in particular, improved elongation at break.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Publication date: June 14, 2007
    Inventors: Diego Tirelli, Michele Galbusera, Luca Castellani, Franco Peruzzotti, Enrico Albizzati
  • Patent number: 7162130
    Abstract: Optical fiber having a glass portion; at least one protective coating of thermoplastic material having at least one thermoplastic elastomer; the thermoplastic material having the following characteristics: a modulus of elasticity value at +25° C. lower than 150 MPa, preferably at least 10 Mpa, more preferably higher than 20 Mpa, and a Vicat point higher than 85° C., preferably higher than 120° C., more preferably lower than 350° C. Preferably, the coating is a single protective coating directly positioned onto the glass portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: Prysmian Cavi e Sistemi Energia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Luca Castellani, Giovanni Brandi, Mauro Maritano, Franco Peruzzotti, Giacomo Stefano Roba, Sabrina Fogliani, Lidia Terruzzi
  • Publication number: 20060151643
    Abstract: A process for producing a rubber powder from a vulcanized rubber material by the steps of: a) feeding a grinding device with the vulcanized rubber material; b) contacting the vulcanized rubber material with at least one liquid coolant; c) introducing at least one grinding aid additive into the grinding device; d) operating the grinding device so as to grind the vulcanized rubber material to form a rubber powder, and e) discharging the rubber powder from the extruder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2003
    Publication date: July 13, 2006
    Inventors: Diego Tirelli, Michele Galbusera, Franco Peruzzotti, Cristiano Puppi, Stefano Testi, Antonio Monterosso, Matteo Di Biase
  • Publication number: 20060127019
    Abstract: Optical fiber having a glass portion; at least one protective coating of thermoplastic material having at least one thermoplastic elastomer; the thermoplastic material having the following characteristics: a modulus of elasticity value at +25° C. lower than 150 MPa, preferably at least 10 Mpa, more preferably higher than 20 Mpa, and a Vicat point higher than 85° C., preferably higher than 120° C., more preferably lower than 350° C. Preferably, the coating is a single protective coating directly positioned onto the glass portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2002
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Inventors: Luca Castellani, Giovanni Brandi, Mauro Maritano, Franco Peruzzotti, Giacomo Roba, Sabrina Fogliani, Lidia Terruzzi