Patents by Inventor Gianfranco D'Amato

Gianfranco D'Amato 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: 10293567
    Abstract: In a method of producing a stacking projection and a corresponding tool a mandrel as part of the tool is inserted into a cup, wherein the mandrel comprises a receiving recess. The bottom part of the cup is then supported by a supporting tool and a collet is assigned to a region of the cup where the stacking projection is to be formed. Thereafter, at least a part of the collet is pressed radially inwardly in direction to the receiving recess such that a portion of the cup wall is pressed into the receiving recess to form the stacking projection. Simultaneously, the height of the cup is reduced by displacing the mandrel and/or the supporting tool with respect to the other in axial direction. Finally, pressure applied to the collet is released and the cup is removed with the mandrel from the collet and the supporting tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Seda International Packaging Group SpA
    Inventor: Gianfranco D'Amato
  • Patent number: 10023348
    Abstract: A container for receiving foodstuff or dried beverages comprising a surrounding container wall, an upper container opening and a bottom part opposite to the container opening and connected to a lower end section of the container wall, wherein the bottom part includes an essentially flat bottom section and an abutment flange which protrudes at least in some locations from the bottom section in the direction of the container opening, and the lower end section of the container wall includes a support ring protruding radially inwards from the end section. The bottom part and the lower end section is connected between the abutment flange, an inner side of the container wall, and between the lower side of the bottom section and an upper side of the support ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Seda S.P.A.
    Inventor: Gianfranco D'Amato
  • Patent number: 10016080
    Abstract: There is provided a box-like container (1) for the storing and transporting of a food product, comprising a prismatic shaped main body (10) including a first wall (11) for the closing of a first end of the container (1), a second wall (12) for the closing of a second end of the container (1), and a peripheral wall (13), the container is characterized in that it further comprises opening means (20) arranged on the entire surface of said peripheral wall (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: SEDA INTERNATIONAL PACKAGING GROUP S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gianfranco D'Amato
  • Patent number: 9783359
    Abstract: The invention relates to a double-walled cup (1) which comprises an inner and an outer wall as well as a cup opening on its upper end and a bottom part on its lower end. The outer wall is substantially produced from paper, cardboard or the like. The object of the invention is to improve said double-walled cup (1) in such a manner that it can be more rapidly and simply produced and assembled and to reduce the structural stability of the double-walled cup while maintaining its corresponding thermal insulating properties. For this purpose, the inner cup providing the inner wall is inserted into the outer cup (3) providing the outer wall and is secured therein or thereto in an especially detachable manner. The inner cup (2) is produced from an at least fluid-tight plastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Seda S.P.A.
    Inventor: Gianfranco D'Amato
  • Patent number: 9630771
    Abstract: The cup (1) contains a pot (11), which preferably is filled with a concentrate of nutrition (19). The pot is closed by a lid (18) and is arranged close to the bottom of the cup and held against a vertical force, which may be applied, when the lid of the pot is torn off to use the contents of the pot. The pot shows a recess (16) at its outer structure, which is correlated to a shoulder (7) of the wall of the cup. When the pot is vertically inserted the recess snaps into the shoulder and provides a mechanical fixation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Seda International Packaging Group SpA
    Inventor: Gianfranco D'Amato
  • Patent number: 9499327
    Abstract: The invention provides a conical container (1) with a bottom (2) and a perimetral wall (3) which is preferably made out of a single layer of cardboard. The perimetral wall has annular projections (11), which are formed by overlapping portions (13,15) of the perimetral wall and which are extending approximately parallel to the perimetral wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Seda International Packaging Group SpA
    Inventor: Gianfranco D'Amato
  • Publication number: 20160288963
    Abstract: The present invention provides a reclosable lid for a cup or beaker for beverage, the lid comprising an edge region adapted to provide the coupling with a respective edge of said cup or beaker, and a dispensing port of the beverage contained within of said cup or beaker, the lid is characterized in that it comprises a further upper region connected from the edge region and where closing means for closing said dispensing port and supporting means for supporting said closing means are formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventor: Gianfranco D'Amato
  • Publication number: 20160280412
    Abstract: The present invention provides a container cup having a substantially frustoconical shape and comprising a side wall and a bottom wall, the container cup is characterized in that said side wall has an annular region which comprises at least one or more stiffening grooves, and an outer annular member arranged externally onto said cup wall and at said at least one or more grooves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventor: Gianfranco D'Amato
  • Publication number: 20160031178
    Abstract: In a method of producing a stacking projection and a corresponding tool a mandrel as part of the tool is inserted into a cup, wherein the mandrel comprises a receiving recess. The bottom part of the cup is then supported by a supporting tool and a collet is assigned to a region of the cup where the stacking projection is to be formed. Thereafter, at least a part of the collet is pressed radially inwardly in direction to the receiving recess such that a portion of the cup wall is pressed into the receiving recess to form the stacking projection. Simultaneously, the height of the cup is reduced by displacing the mandrel and/or the supporting tool with respect to the other in axial direction. Finally, pressure applied to the collet is released and the cup is removed with the mandrel from the collet and the supporting tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventor: Gianfranco D'AMATO
  • Publication number: 20150366386
    Abstract: There is provided a box-like container (1) for the storing and transporting of a food product, comprising a prismatic shaped main body (10) including a first wall (11) for the closing of a first end of the container (1), a second wall (12) for the closing of a second end of the container (1), and a peripheral wall (13), the container is characterized in that it further comprises opening means (20) arranged on the entire surface of said peripheral wall (13).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventor: Gianfranco D'Amato
  • Publication number: 20150329283
    Abstract: The cup (1) contains a pot (11), which preferably is filled with a concentrate of nutrition (19). The pot is closed by a lid (18) and is arranged close to the bottom of the cup and held against a vertical force, which may be applied, when the lid of the pot is torn off to use the contents of the pot. The pot shows a recess (16) at its outer structure, which is correlated to a shoulder (7) of the wall of the cup. When the pot is vertically inserted the recess snaps into the shoulder and provides a mechanical fixation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventor: Gianfranco D'Amato
  • Publication number: 20150314944
    Abstract: The invention provides a conical container (1) with a bottom (2) and a perimetral wall (3) which is preferably made out of a single layer of cardboard. The perimetral wall has annular projections (11), which are formed by overlapping portions (13,15) of the perimetral wall and which are extending approximately parallel to the perimetral wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2013
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventor: Gianfranco D'Amato
  • Patent number: 8932428
    Abstract: The invention relates to an insulated container for hot drinks or the like comprising an inner cup having a generally frusto-conical cup body and a generally frusto-conical outer shell. The cup is seated within the shell so that a contact path is disposed near the upper edge of the shell, along which contact path the outer surface of the cup body and inner surface of the shell are in contact. At least one bonding spot and/or bonding area for bonding said shell to said cup body is locally formed within said contact path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Seda S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gianfranco D'Amato
  • Patent number: 8807339
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a multi-layered package, and particularly to a container comprising a container opening and a container bottom. Preferably, at least one outer wall comprises a predetermined removable wall section, revealing an information. The feature of the package according to the present invention is that the package is formed with at least one inner wall and one outer wall. Thereby, the wall section is as part of the outer wall a removable card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Seda SpA
    Inventor: Gianfranco D'Amato
  • Patent number: 8794294
    Abstract: The invention relates to an insulated container for hot drinks or the like comprising an inner cup having a generally frusto-conical cup body and a generally frusto-conical outer shell. The cup is seated within the shell so that a contact path is disposed near the upper edge of the shell, along which contact path the outer surface of the cup body and inner surface of the shell are in contact. At least one bonding spot and/or bonding area for bonding said shell to said cup body is locally formed within said contact path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Seda S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gianfranco D'Amato
  • Publication number: 20140196838
    Abstract: The invention relates to an insulated container for hot drinks or the like comprising an inner cup having a generally frusto-conical cup body and a generally frusto-conical outer shell. The cup is seated within the shell so that a contact path is disposed near the upper edge of the shell, along which contact path the outer surface of the cup body and inner surface of the shell are in contact. At least one bonding spot and/or bonding area for bonding said shell to said cup body is locally formed within said contact path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Seda S.P.A.
    Inventor: Gianfranco D'Amato
  • Publication number: 20130284798
    Abstract: A carton for foodstuff, in particular for pizzas or similar foodstuffs, comprises a bottom part (2) and a lid part (3). Each of these parts (2, 3) has a front wall (4, 5) and two side walls (6, 7, 8). Bottom part (2) and lid part (3) are joined together pivotally by a rear wall (10) so that these parts (2, 3) are pivotable for opening and closing the carton (1). To stack cartons stably on top of one another in a simple manner and to prevent jamming of cartons arranged one above the other, at least one front wall (4, 5) of the bottom part (2) or lid part (3) runs obliquely outwards corresponding to a free end edge (11, 12) of the at least one front wall (4, 5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: SEDA S.P.A.
    Inventor: Gianfranco D'Amato
  • Patent number: D741711
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Seda S.P.A.
    Inventor: Gianfranco D'Amato
  • Lid
    Patent number: D822484
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Seda International Packaging Group SpA
    Inventor: Gianfranco D'Amato
  • Lid
    Patent number: D829549
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Seda International Packaging Group SpA
    Inventor: Gianfranco D'Amato