Patents by Inventor Giovanni Garofalo

Giovanni Garofalo 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: 20200164243
    Abstract: The device comprises a belt (3) on which is mounted a first sensing module (4), with: a ) a hitch (6) for connecting a recovery component part (7) such as a spring; b) a first movement sensing unit (8) to detect 3D movement; c) a force sensing unit (9) to detect the force exerted by the recovery component part (7) upon the hitch (6); in which the movement and force data are processed and sent wirelessly via a data transmission unit (11); and d) first means of closure (13,14), to close the belt (3) to a required dimension. Allows simultaneous and coordinated consideration of force and movement data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Ricardo JAUREGUI, Silvia RAGA, Marco CONTI, Giovanni VERGANI, Giorgio PEDRETTI, Alejandro RODRIGUEZ, Alessandro CASTAGNA, Raffaele GAROFALO
  • Patent number: 9243864
    Abstract: A pneumatic speargun for spearfishing and a related method of loading and firing includes a cylinder having a head and a body with a hand grip, a slide guide for a spear, a reservoir for a pressurized fluid, and a barrel connected to the reservoir. A piston is slidingly mounted in the barrel for movement from an end loading positions, in which it is retained, to an end discharge position. A trigger releases the retaining system and causes the piston to move from the selected end loading position to the end discharge position. The piston in the loading position is removably connected to the spear via a cable and a return system and the spear becomes propelled as the piston moves from the end discharge position to the selected end loading position by pulling the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Inventor: Giovanni Garofalo
  • Publication number: 20140318521
    Abstract: A pneumatic speargun for spearfishing and a related method of loading and firing includes a cylinder having a head and a body with a hand grip, a slide guide for a spear, a reservoir for a pressurized fluid, and a barrel connected to the reservoir. A piston is slidingly mounted in the barrel for movement from an end loading positions, in which it is retained, to an end discharge position. A trigger releases the retaining system and causes the piston to move from the selected end loading position to the end discharge position. The piston in the loading position is removably connected to the spear via a cable and a return system and the spear becomes propelled as the piston moves from the end discharge position to the selected end loading position by pulling the cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Giovanni Garofalo
  • Patent number: 8257124
    Abstract: Swimming fins of the kind comprising a foot pocket provided with a outsole and an upper closed at the tip and open at the heel zone, for lodging with slight clearance the feet of a scuba diver wearing diving booths, characterized by the fact that the outsole and/or the upper sections of the said fins are provided with a number of through holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: MARES S.p.A.
    Inventors: Giovanni Garofalo, Aristide Barone
  • Publication number: 20120211009
    Abstract: Regulator for underwater breathing apparatus, comprising a box-like body in which is formed a chamber having a first tubular element for connection to a mouthpiece, a second tubular element provided with a regulating valve for supplying air to the inside of the regulator chamber, a conduit for discharging expired air and any residual water, and an aperture on which is positioned a flexible diaphragm surmounted by a cover provided with a set of holes or apertures adapted to allow water to come into contact with the outer surface of the flexible diaphragm; the flexible diaphragm interacts by suitable means with the regulating valve; the diaphragm and the cover lie on, or are parallel to, a plane (M?) facing upwards and inclined forwards relative to a generally upright position of the diver; a plurality of water inlet apertures is formed behind the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventor: Giovanni Garofalo
  • Patent number: 7891024
    Abstract: A diving mask which includes a face-piece having, formed therein, one or more openings for housing one or more lenses, means for fixing the lenses inside the face-piece, and means for connecting the mask to the diver's head. The face-piece is formed by at least two portions which are stably connected together, where the two portions are respectively made using two materials which are different at least from the point of view of the rigidity, with one of the two materials being more rigid than the other one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: HTM SPORT S.p.A.
    Inventors: Giovanni Garofalo, Gian Paolo Vaccaro
  • Patent number: 7815477
    Abstract: Swimming flipper comprising a shoe part from which two ribs extend laterally, and a fin part, characterised in that said fin part is connected at one end to said shoe part, while its other end is constrained to said ribs in the vicinity of their ends, the sides of said fin part being at least partly not constrained in any way to the said side ribs, all of which so that during the active and passive phases of the flipper movement the free part and the constrained part of the said fin bend in the opposite directions forming substantially an S shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Mares S.p.A.
    Inventor: Giovanni Garofalo
  • Publication number: 20100015865
    Abstract: Swimming fins of the kind comprising a foot pocket provided with a outsole and an upper closed at the tip and open at the heel zone, for lodging with slight clearance the feet of a scuba diver wearing diving booths, characterised by the fact that the outsole and/or the upper sections of the said fins are provided with a number of through holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Inventors: Giovanni Garofalo, Aristide Barone
  • Publication number: 20090211580
    Abstract: Box body for the second stage of regulators for breathing equipment for underwater use comprising a material containing random carbon fibres in an epoxy or vinyl ester resin matrix, the said material being placed in a mould heated to temperatures of the order 120-150° C. and subjected to a pressure of the order of 150-200 bar for single mould moulding and up to 300 bar for two-mould moulding for a few minutes until it is completely hardened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventor: Giovanni GAROFALO
  • Publication number: 20090088036
    Abstract: Swimming flipper comprising a shoe part from which two ribs extend laterally, and a fin part, characterised in that said fin part is connected at one end to said shoe part, while its other end is constrained to said ribs in the vicinity of their ends, the sides of said fin part being at least partly not constrained in any way to the said side ribs, all of which so that during the active and passive phases of the flipper movement the free part and the constrained part of the said fin bend in the opposite directions forming substantially an S shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Inventor: Giovanni GAROFALO
  • Publication number: 20080120767
    Abstract: Face-piece for diving goggles, of the type comprising a face-piece made of an elastomer material such as rubber, synthetic rubber, silicone or the like and provided with a shaped recessed seat for the diver's nose. The outer side of the face-piece of the goggles, on both sides of the said shaped recessed seat for the nose, is provided with a series of projections which extend laterally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Inventor: Giovanni GAROFALO
  • Patent number: 7147318
    Abstract: Swimming or diving goggles comprising a pair of lenses that are separate or carried out as one piece, and a sealing frame surrounding said lenses; each of said lenses is provided with a temporal portion and with a nasal portion; said nasal portion is bent on a substantially horizontal plane and follows a first theoretical cylindrical surface with substantially vertical generatrixes, whereas said temporal portion is bent on a second theoretical surface having a combined bend both on a horizontal and on a vertical plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: HTM Sport S.p.A.
    Inventors: Giovanni Garofalo, Andrea Silvestri
  • Patent number: 7124476
    Abstract: Buckle for tensioning the straps of fins or the like, having quick and simple fastening and unfastening means, comprising a base part designed to be attached to one side of the shoe of the fin, an intermediate lever hinged at one end by hinge pins to the said base part, and a terminal part which carries at one end the means of connection to the fin attachment strap, while its other end is hinged by the pins at a point on the said lever situated between the end hinged to the base part and its free end, characterized in that the lever possesses on its two flanks, near its free end, two elastically flexible wings, each having a tooth and an outwardly projecting pin, while the base is provided, likewise on each flank, in positions corresponding to the said teeth and to the said pins, with means for engaging with the said teeth, and for housing the said pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: HTM Sport S.p.A.
    Inventors: Giovanni Garofalo, Gian Paolo Vaccaro
  • Publication number: 20060117469
    Abstract: Diving mask comprising a face-piece having, formed therein, one or more openings for housing one or more lenses, means for fixing the lenses inside the face-piece, and means for connecting the mask to the diver's head; said face-piece is formed by at least two portions which are stably connected together, said two portions being respectively made using two materials which are different at least from the point of view of the rigidity, one of the two materials being more rigid than the other one.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2005
    Publication date: June 8, 2006
    Inventors: Giovanni Garofalo, Gian Vaccaro
  • Publication number: 20060054167
    Abstract: A regulator assembly particularly for tanks for scuba divers, comprising a first pressure reduction stage, which can be connected to a tank of compressed air connected, by means of a hose, to a second pressure reduction stage associated with a front regulator. The assembly comprises, at the connection between the hose and the front regulator, a first L-shaped connector for arranging the hose laterally adjacent to the face of the user of the tank. The hose is arranged proximate to the upper region of a shoulder of the user with the tank arranged at the back of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2005
    Publication date: March 16, 2006
    Inventors: Giovanni Garofalo, Gabriele Canella
  • Publication number: 20050246868
    Abstract: Buckle for tensioning the straps of fins or the like, having quick and simple fastening and unfastening means, comprising a base part designed to be attached to one side of the shoe of the fin, an intermediate lever hinged at one end by hinge pins to the said base part, and a terminal part which carries at one end the means of connection to the fin attachment strap, while its other end is hinged by the pins at a point on the said lever situated between the end hinged to the base part and its free end, characterized in that the lever possesses on its two flanks, near its free end, two elastically flexible wings, each having a tooth and an outwardly projecting pin, while the base is provided, likewise on each flank, in positions corresponding to the said teeth and to the said pins, with means for engaging with the said teeth, and for housing the said pins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2005
    Publication date: November 10, 2005
    Inventors: Giovanni Garofalo, Gian Vaccaro
  • Patent number: 6848445
    Abstract: Regulator for underwater breathing apparatus including: a box-like body having a mouthpiece; and air inlet ducts connected to said box-like body through an inlet valve; one or more exhaust duct connected to the box-like body; a flexible diaphragm frontally positioned on the opposite side as to the mouthpiece and co-operating with an opening or closing lever of the inlet valve, the regulator includes a manually operable limiting device operable from the outside and movable from a first position, where it allows limited movement of the lever inside of the box-like body, to a second position where it allows unlimited movement of the lever inside of the box-like body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: HTM Sport S.p.A.
    Inventor: Giovanni Garofalo
  • Patent number: 6749369
    Abstract: An equipped balancing jacket includes a back and a first stage reducer connected to the compressed air bottle/bottles. From the first stage reducer project high pressure and low pressure hoses. The high pressure hose is directly connected to a computer and/or a manometer, while the low pressure hose is connected to a dispenser from which project the hoses for different functions. Alternatively, the low pressure hoses is connected to the dispenser through the intermediary of an intermediate dispenser, from which projects also the hose for the connection to the control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: HTM Sport S.p.A.
    Inventor: Giovanni Garofalo
  • Patent number: 6742688
    Abstract: A tensioning device for the fastening belt of compressed gas bottles to the back of a jacket or the like for underwater activities. A pneumatic jack is inserted between the two ends of the bottle fastening belt and connected to a suitable compressed gas source through at least one hose provided with a joint for connection with the jack. The jack is fit to supply an optimal tensioning strength of the belt for its tightening on the bottles. The pneumatic jack is connected to the joint through a coupling device which is manually controllable by the diver to allow the supplying of compressed air to the jack through the opening of a suitable valve positioned in the joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: HTM Sport S.p.A.
    Inventors: Giuseppe Minopoli, Giovanni Garofalo
  • Patent number: D502204
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Assignee: HTM Sport S.p.A.
    Inventors: Giovanni Garofalo, Andrea Silvestri