Patents by Inventor Luca Benedetti

Luca Benedetti 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: 20210122505
    Abstract: An apparatus and a process can be used for packaging a product wherein a plastic film is tightly applied to a support. The plastic film is positioned above the support by means of a transport system; moreover, a stop structure or plate is active on the film portion present in the packaging station to efficiently hold the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Jvanhoe Rizzi, Giulio Benedetti, Luca Cerani
  • Publication number: 20210122513
    Abstract: The present invention refers to an apparatus and process for packaging a product wherein a plastic film is tightly applied to a support. The plastic film is positioned above the support by means of a transport system; moreover, a stop structure or plate is active on the film portion present in the packaging station for enabling to efficiently hold the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Jvanhoe Rizzi, Giulio Benedetti, Luca Cerani
  • Publication number: 20200179984
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating horticultural products includes in series at least: a first station, which has first elements for the individual handling of respective horticultural products, and at least one vision system, for the acquisition of information related to at least one parameter of interest of each horticultural product. A second station includes second elements for the individual handling of respective horticultural products and at least one device for weighing each horticultural product in transit, and a third station, which includes third elements for the individual handling of respective horticultural products. The first elements, the second elements and the third elements are offset along two respective laterally adjacent trajectories for the advancement of the horticultural products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventor: Luca BENEDETTI
  • Publication number: 20200179983
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating horticultural products having in series at least: a first station, which includes first elements for the individual handling of respective horticultural products and at least one vision system, controlled by an electronic control and management unit, for the acquisition of information related to at least one parameter of interest of each horticultural product. The apparatus further includes a second station, including second elements for the individual handling of respective horticultural products and at least one device for weighing each horticultural product in transit, controlled by the electronic unit, and a third station, including third elements for the individual handling of respective horticultural products. The second station includes an intermediate unloading assembly, which can be actuated selectively by the electronic unit for the early release of the horticultural products, handled by the second elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventor: Luca BENEDETTI
  • Patent number: 10633903
    Abstract: A hinge for the rotatable movement of a closing element, such as a door, a window, a shutter or the like, between a closing position and an opening position, the closing element being anchorable to a stationary support structure, such as a wall, a floor, a frame or similar, includes a hinge body anchorable to the stationary support structure or the closing element, and a pivot defining an axis and anchorable to the closing element or the stationary support structure. The pivot and the hinge body are coupled so as to cause the closing element to rotate between the opening and the closing position. The hinge body includes a working chamber defined along the axis to house the pivot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventors: Luca Benedetti, Mihai Mesaros
  • Patent number: 10624371
    Abstract: apparatus for dispensing mixed beverages obtained by mixing fresh vegetable products that were previously cut into small pieces, ground and frozen before being inserted into the apparatus and kept frozen until they are ready to be used. This apparatus comprises a beverage pickup compartment accessible from outside, a plurality of distinct and separate containers suitable to contain a specific quantity of frozen product, and to selectively distribute a definite quantity of the product contained therein in a mixing station, in which said containers are associated with a respective collecting means to containers toward a respective path that includes said mixing station and a thawing station; the latter is suitable to be positioned either upstream or downstream of said station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: UNITEC S.P.A.
    Inventor: Luca Benedetti
  • Patent number: 10549318
    Abstract: An assembly for processing fruit and vegetable products includes a plurality of units for containing fruit and vegetable products (A), which can move in sequence along a conveyance line. The assembly includes at least one vision element, arranged along the line and intended at least to check the actual number (N) of containment units on which each product (A) lies and is conveyed along the line, with such actual number (N) being able to depend randomly or otherwise on the size, shape, arrangement and/or method of loading on the line of the respective product (A). Downstream of the element there are at least one first device for weighing a first predefined number (n1) of consecutive containment units and at least one second device for weighing a second predefined number (n2) of consecutive containment units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: UNITEC S.P.A.
    Inventor: Luca Benedetti
  • Patent number: 10549317
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating horticultural products, such as blueberries and the like, includes in series at least one station for loading the horticultural products, at least one preliminary checking station, at least one alignment station, for their subsequent advancement aligned on at least one row, at least one viewing station, for acquiring information related to at least one parameter of interest of each horticultural product, such as the color, size, shape, sugar content, defectiveness, and the like, at least one distribution station for sorting the products into uniform subgroups as a function of the information acquired by the viewing station, and at least one recirculation apparatus for returning, at least to the viewing station, any horticultural products that have not been sorted by the distribution station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: UNITEC S.P.A.
    Inventor: Luca Benedetti
  • Patent number: 10421103
    Abstract: An assembly for handling fruit and vegetable products includes first containment units for fruit and vegetable products that can move along a first conveyance and/or control line. The assembly further includes second containment units for horticultural products that can move along a second conveyance and/or control line, which is laterally adjacent and proximate to the first line. The assembly includes a plurality of elements for transferring the horticultural products; such elements are distributed at least along a part of the first line and are selectively actuatable by an electronic management and control unit, for the transfer of each product from a first unit to a respective second unit in a portion chosen from a plurality of different portions of the first line, upon the occurrence of a predefined condition of mutual alignment between the horticultural product to be transferred, which is conveyed by the first unit, and a second unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: UNITEC S.P.A.
    Inventor: Luca Benedetti
  • Patent number: 10392200
    Abstract: An apparatus for dividing horticultural products, propelled by a fluid for transport from an intake region connected to an upstream station to an evacuation region connected to a downstream station. The apparatus includes a supporting frame for a contoured floor, which is arranged so that a first edge is at said intake region and is arranged so that a second edge, arranged opposite the first edge, is at the evacuation region. The contoured floor includes a plurality of lanes interposed in a parallel arrangement between the regions and have a substantially V-shaped transverse cross-section so as to produce the progressive conveyance and alignment of the horticultural products in transit along the bottom of each lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: UNITEC S.P.A.
    Inventor: Luca Benedetti
  • Patent number: 10392145
    Abstract: The object of the invention is to realize an apparatus for automatically and precisely filling single containers in succession with a pre-defined amount of products; each container is filled with two distinct loads of products, wherein the first load is determined according to its weight roughly measured, and the second load is determined numerically based on the difference between said first load and a pre-defined conventional weight; the apparatus comprises a first conveyor, a second conveyor loaded automatically with the products transported by the first conveyor, a third conveyor which is loaded with the agricultural products transported by the second conveyor and that transfers the products poured and present onto it inside a succession of single containers, weighing means able of weighing the total weight of the products on the whole present on the second conveyor, wherein the third conveyor is able of transferring the products poured and present on it in a succession of single containers; there is arra
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: UNITEC S.P.A.
    Inventor: Luca Benedetti
  • Publication number: 20190203515
    Abstract: A hinge for the rotatable movement of a closing element, such as a door, a window, a shutter or the like, between a closing position and an opening position, the closing element being anchorable to a stationary support structure, such as a wall, a floor, a frame or similar, includes a hinge body anchorable to the stationary support structure or the closing element, and a pivot defining an axis and anchorable to the closing element or the stationary support structure. The pivot and the hinge body are coupled so as to cause the closing element to rotate between the opening and the closing position. The hinge body includes a working chamber defined along the axis to house the pivot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Luca Benedetti, Mihai Mesaros
  • Patent number: 10264812
    Abstract: An apparatus for separation of agricultural products, which are normally joined to each other by a stem or the like, includes a conveyor for carrying agricultural products; a plurality of cutting modules positioned above the conveyor, each having a plurality of blades spaced along a rotating shaft, the shafts of the respective cutting modules being parallel to one another and orthogonal to the direction of movement of the conveyor; a positioning ramp associated with each blade; and a mechanism for simultaneously adjusting the height of the cutting modules above the conveyor to thereby enable the apparatus to effectively process agricultural products of varying sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: UNITEC S.P.A.
    Inventor: Luca Benedetti
  • Patent number: 10252297
    Abstract: An apparatus for selecting horticultural products includes an intake section leading to at least one passage lane defined by a pair of mutually close stems rotatably supported by a support and movement assembly and are interposed longitudinally between the intake section and a discharge section. between the pair of stems, kept inclined downward from the intake section to the discharge section, a longitudinal slot is disposed that can be crossed exclusively by debris and horticultural products having dimensions that are smaller than the width of the slot. The assembly includes a drive unit meshing with an end portion of each stem proximate to the intake section and elements for the free support of an end portion of each stem proximate to the discharge section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: UNITEC S.P.A.
    Inventor: Luca Benedetti
  • Publication number: 20190054503
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating horticultural products, such as blueberries and the like, includes in series at least one station for loading the horticultural products, at least one preliminary checking station, at least one alignment station for their subsequent advancement aligned on at least one row, at least one viewing station for acquiring information related to at least one parameter of interest of each horticultural product, such as the color, size, shape, sugar content, defectiveness, and the like, at least one distribution station for sorting the products into uniform subgroups as a function of the information acquired by the viewing station, and at least one recirculation apparatus for returning, at least to the viewing station, any horticultural products that have not been sorted by the distribution station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventor: Luca BENEDETTI
  • Publication number: 20190047023
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating horticultural products, such as blueberries and the like, includes in series at least one station for loading the horticultural products, at least one preliminary checking station, at least one alignment station, for their subsequent advancement aligned on at least one row, at least one viewing station, for acquiring information related to at least one parameter of interest of each horticultural product, such as the color, size, shape, sugar content, defectiveness, and the like, at least one distribution station, for sorting the products into uniform subgroups, as a function of the information acquired by the viewing station, and at least one recirculation apparatus for returning, at least to the viewing station, any horticultural products that have not been sorted by the distribution station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventor: Luca BENEDETTI
  • Patent number: 10093490
    Abstract: Method for the transportation and weighting of each of a continuous succession of agricultural products comprising a singling device with a plurality of pockets linearly arranged and on a rectilinear motion in translation along a parallel direction to the alignment line of the pockets, wherein the products are grasped in a drawing station by means of a first transferring means provided with gripping devices (grippers) opening downside and transferred to a release station wherein they are placed onto a second transferring means, wherein said gripping devices grasp in succession the products arranged on said singling device and wherein during the transportation onto the first transferring said products are singly weighed; said gripping means and the respective products are subjected to, in said first transferring means, a translation and to sequential and ordered distribution along two or more distinct and parallel alignment axes; said second transferring means comprises a plurality of movable conveyors paralle
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: UNITEC S.P.A.
    Inventor: Luca Benedetti
  • Publication number: 20180281022
    Abstract: An assembly for handling fruit and vegetable products, includes first containment units for fruit and vegetable products that can move along a first conveyance and/or control line. The assembly further includes second containment units for horticultural products that can move along a second conveyance and/or control line, which is laterally adjacent and proximate to the first line. The assembly includes a plurality of elements for transferring the horticultural products; such elements are distributed at least along a part of the first line and are selectively actuatable by an electronic management and control unit, for the transfer of each product from a first unit to a respective second unit in a portion chosen from a plurality of different portions of the first line, upon the occurrence of a predefined condition of mutual alignment between the horticultural product to be transferred, which is conveyed by the first unit, and a second unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventor: Luca BENEDETTI
  • Publication number: 20180257109
    Abstract: An assembly for processing fruit and vegetable products, includes a plurality of units for containing fruit and vegetable products (A), which can move in sequence along a conveyance line. The assembly includes at least one vision element, arranged along the line and intended at least to check the actual number (N) of containment units on which each product (A) lies and is conveyed along the line, with such actual number (N) being able to depend randomly or otherwise on the size, shape, arrangement and/or method of loading on the line of the respective product (A). Downstream of the element there are at least one first device for weighing a first predefined number (n1) of consecutive containment units and at least one second device for weighing a second predefined number (n2) of consecutive containment units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventor: Luca BENEDETTI
  • Publication number: 20180148270
    Abstract: An apparatus for dividing horticultural products, propelled by a fluid for transport from an intake region connected to an upstream station to an evacuation region connected to a downstream station. The apparatus comprises includes a supporting frame for a contoured floor, which is arranged so that a first edge is at said intake region and is arranged so that a second edge, arranged opposite the first edge, is at the evacuation region. The contoured floor includes a plurality of lanes interposed in a parallel arrangement between the regions and have a substantially V-shaped transverse cross-section so as to produce the progressive conveyance and alignment of the horticultural products in transit along the bottom of each lane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventor: Luca BENEDETTI