Patents by Inventor Frank Gallo

Frank Gallo 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: 20150240991
    Abstract: A combined hinge pin hanging device, for hanging items at inside corners, at outside corners, and on flat wall surfaces includes: a first member, elongated, straight, generally cylindrical, and of a predetermined length, consisting of a continuous first diameter, for placement securely within an axial continuous passage formed collectively within knuckles of interleaved hinge leaves, thereby to secure as a hinge pin; a second member, elongated, generally cylindrical, and not continuously straight, of a second diameter, the first and second members coupled, and the second member extending upwardly from a top of the first member, the second member also consisting of at least one portion that extends outwardly away from an axial line of the first member upon which to hang an item; and a stop defined between the first and second members to prevent the device from entry beyond the stop into the axial continuous passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventor: Frank Gallo
  • Publication number: 20070043885
    Abstract: A method for simulating the insertion of a data storage medium into or removal of a data storage medium from an input/output station, alternatively referred to as an import/output station. In one application of the invention, a data storage resides in an I/O station slot. A first variable corresponding to this slot is modified to indicate that the slot is actually empty. A command is issued indicating that the I/O station has been accessed, triggering a scan of the slot by an automated robotic accessor. Since the accessor will detect that the slot is, in fact, full, it will report this status to a library manager which will, in turn, update the first variable. The action of updating this variable is reported to associated devices such as a host computer, host application, or other associated device. In this manner, the operation of the library manager and devices receiving status information may be tested without requiring that a physical data storage medium actually be removed and re-inserted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2005
    Publication date: February 22, 2007
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Frank Gallo, Jose Miranda Gavillan, Khanh Ngo
  • Publication number: 20070022240
    Abstract: A method for assigning element addresses in an automated data storage library includes determining if a data storage device, such as a tape cartridge, belongs to a particular host's cartridge assignment policy. If so, the data storage device is issued a virtual import/export element address taken from a set of non-common virtual import/export element addresses, if available. If no non-common address is available, then a common virtual import/export element address is assigned to the data storage device. If no addresses, either common or non-common, are available, then the data storage device is queued until an address becomes available.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2005
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Frank Gallo, Theresa Lopez, Steven Pierce, Timothy Pierce
  • Publication number: 20060069844
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for managing physical addresses of data storage media within a data storage library. The library maintains a data table of storage slots and the media stored in those slots. The data table may contain addresses for storage slots that are not physically present or accessible within the library. Hardware such as storage slots may be added or removed without causing an inconsistency within the data table of assigned addresses. Addresses may be recorded as the particular frame, column, and row that describe the location of a particular storage slot. Each data storage media is associated with a particular host. The data table of the library maintains a record of data storage media and the host affinity the media corresponds to.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2004
    Publication date: March 30, 2006
    Inventors: Frank Gallo, Brian Goodman, Leonard Jesionowski
  • Publication number: 20060064542
    Abstract: A storage subsystem, method of automatically maintaining the subsystem hardware configuration up to date and program product therefor. The storage subsystem automatically initiates hardware discovery in response to a triggering event. Subsystem hardware information is collected during hardware discovery and checked against a current configuration to identify hardware changes. Whenever hardware changes are identified, the subsystem configures the hardware and calibrates newly configured hardware. So, hardware changes may be automatically discovered, configured and calibrated free from operator intervention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2004
    Publication date: March 23, 2006
    Inventors: Brian Goodman, Frank Gallo, Leonard Jesionowski
  • Publication number: 20060004482
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method, system, and program for using storage slots efficiently. A storage element count is assigned to each one of multiple logical libraries, and the sum of the storage element count for each one of the multiple logical libraries exceeds the total number of storage slots in the library.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2005
    Publication date: January 5, 2006
    Inventors: Frank Gallo, Brian Goodman, Ronald Hill, Leonard Jesionowski
  • Publication number: 20050229020
    Abstract: Disclosed are a system, a method, and a computer program product to provide improved error handling in an embedded system. When the embedded system encounters a fatal error, information pertaining to the error is saved and an indication that the error has occurred is also saved. The embedded system resets itself to allow normal operation to resume. Before or after the reset, the embedded system sets an indication of the prior error so that a human or a machine will be alerted to the fact that the embedded system had encountered the error. At some point in time, the error information may be retrieved, collected or sent for post error analysis. The error flag and/or error status is then cleared to remove the current error condition and/or allow a subsequent error to be managed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2004
    Publication date: October 13, 2005
    Applicant: International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Goodman, Ronald Hill, Frank Gallo, Jonathan Bosley
  • Publication number: 20050076174
    Abstract: Disclosed are a system, a method, and an article of manufacture to provide for configuring an automated data storage library having one or more storage frames that operate with different types of data storage media. The automated data storage library is configured to operate with sequential storage shelf addresses assigned to consecutive storage frames that use the same type of data storage media. The storage frames that operate with different types of data storage media may be physically assembled in any order. The automated data storage library may be expanded by attaching storage frames that operate with different types of data storage media in any order while maintaining sequential storage shelf addresses that span across multiple library frames.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2003
    Publication date: April 7, 2005
    Inventor: Frank Gallo
  • Publication number: 20050043852
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method, system, and program for using storage slots efficiently. A move command is received to move a portable data storage medium from a source address to a destination address. An empty storage slot that has no association with the destination address is located. The portable data storage medium is moved from the source address to the located empty storage slot. An association is stored between the located empty storage slot and the destination address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2003
    Publication date: February 24, 2005
    Inventors: Frank Gallo, Brian Goodman, Ronald Hill, Leonard Jesionowski
  • Patent number: 6171366
    Abstract: Systems and methods for cleaning and operating gas cleaning devices using vibration generators wherein the systems include sensors and programs for monitoring and predicting resonant conditions of different surface areas and zones in order to vary the frequency and amplitude of vibrations to establish optimum resonant conditions on such surface areas or zones and thereby optimize cleaning and operation of such gas cleaning devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2001
    Assignee: Lab, S.A.
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Vicard, Frank Gallo
  • Patent number: 5378978
    Abstract: A system for controlling an electrostatic precipitator adapted to be powered by an alternating power source includes a regulator for regulating at least one precipitator operating parameter in response to at least one control signal, a measurement circuit coupled to the precipitator for providing measurement signals corresponding to at least precipitator secondary voltage and precipitator secondary current. A processor coupled to the measurement circuit and to the regulator generates the control signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1995
    Assignee: Belco Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Frank Gallo, Jean-Francois Vicard
  • Patent number: 4996471
    Abstract: A controller can control controlling a precipitator. The controller has a power modulator. The modulator has a control terminal and is coupled to the precipitator. The power modulator is adapted to be powered by an alternating current. The modulator can operate to regulate the drive to the precipitator in response to a control signal on the control terminal. The controller also has a measurement means coupled to the precipitator for providing a plurality of measurement signals corresponding to a plurality of operating parameters of the precipitator. Also included is a processing means having a program. The processing means is coupled to the measurement means and the power modulator for producing the control signal and for regulating the power modulator in response to the measurement signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 26, 1991
    Inventor: Frank Gallo
  • Patent number: 4587475
    Abstract: In an electrostatic precipitator system powered by a primary power source, the power supply has a converter and a high voltage device. The converter can be coupled to the primary power source for producing a converter voltage with a different frequency content. The high voltage device is driven by the converter, producing from its converted voltage a high voltage. This high voltage is influenced by the different frequency content, having at least one frequency component at a predetermined low frequency which is sized to promote efficient precipitation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1986
    Assignee: Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation
    Inventors: James A. Finney, Jr., Frank Gallo