Patents by Inventor Lucio Proni

Lucio Proni 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: 20180324528
    Abstract: A loudspeaker and method of assembly according to this invention provides for simplified replacement of defective parts that can be accomplished by an unskilled worker without the use of gauges, guides, fixtures or other equipment. A moving assembly, and a combined frame and motor structure, are assembled independently of one another and then connected together, within acceptable tolerances, by a centering tee which is affixed to the moving assembly and may be easily connected to and disconnected from the motor structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: JL Audio, Inc.
    Inventor: Lucio Proni
  • Patent number: 10123125
    Abstract: A loudspeaker and method of assembly according to this invention provides for simplified replacement of defective parts that can be accomplished by an unskilled worker without the use of gauges, guides, fixtures or other equipment. A moving assembly, and a combined frame and motor structure, are assembled independently of one another and then connected together, within acceptable tolerances, by a centering tee which is affixed to the moving assembly and may be easily connected to and disconnected from the motor structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: JL Audio, Inc.
    Inventor: Lucio Proni
  • Patent number: 9980036
    Abstract: A passive radiator is provided for use in a loudspeaker system in which the passive radiator and a driver are connected to one another within a speaker enclosure by an acoustic coupler having a coupler opening such that the driver and the passive radiator are located in different planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: JL Audio, Inc.
    Inventor: Lucio Proni
  • Publication number: 20180084334
    Abstract: A loudspeaker system comprises a driver mounted within the interior of a single-reflex band-pass box which is self-draining to protect the driver from exposure to standing water. The band-pass box may be mounted at the stern of a boat to direct acoustic energy from the driver to an individual being towed behind it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: JL Audio, Inc.
    Inventors: Lucio Proni, Bellal J. Hamze, Donald C. Nesbit, JR.
  • Patent number: 9800970
    Abstract: A loudspeaker system is provided in which a passive radiator and a driver are connected to one another within a speaker enclosure by an acoustic coupler having a coupler opening such that the driver and the passive radiator are located in different planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: JL Audio, Inc.
    Inventor: Lucio Proni
  • Publication number: 20170208389
    Abstract: A passive radiator is provided for use in a loudspeaker system in which the passive radiator and a driver are connected to one another within a speaker enclosure by an acoustic coupler having a coupler opening such that the driver and the passive radiator are located in different planes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Applicant: JL Audio, Inc.
    Inventor: Lucio Proni
  • Publication number: 20170150249
    Abstract: A loudspeaker system is provided in which a passive radiator and a driver are connected to one another within a speaker enclosure by an acoustic coupler having a coupler opening such that the driver and the passive radiator are located in different planes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Applicant: JL Audio, Inc.
    Inventor: Lucio Proni
  • Patent number: 8605936
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for mounting a loudspeaker within a cavity in the wall of a room to lessen the transmission of vibration to the wall comprises a weight support member coupled to the speaker cabinet and at least one flexible member extending from the speaker cabinet into engagement with wallboard or other wall sections forming opposite sides of the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: JL Audio, Inc.
    Inventor: Lucio Proni
  • Patent number: 8374379
    Abstract: A loudspeaker is provided in which precise alignment is obtained between the frame and motor assembly before they are connected to one another so that a voice coil coupled to the frame may be properly radially and vertically positioned with respect to a magnetic gap in the motor assembly while allowing the motor assembly and frame to be easily and quickly separated from one another to perform repairs or complete replacement of the motor assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: JL Audio, Inc.
    Inventor: Lucio Proni
  • Patent number: 8335337
    Abstract: A loudspeaker is provided in which precise alignment is obtained between the frame and motor assembly before they are connected to one another so that a voice coil coupled to the frame may be properly radially and vertically positioned with respect to a magnetic gap in the motor assembly while allowing the motor assembly and frame to be easily and quickly separated from one another to perform repairs or complete replacement of the motor assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: JL Audio, Inc.
    Inventor: Lucio Proni
  • Publication number: 20120070025
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for mounting a loudspeaker within a cavity in the wall of a room to lessen the transmission of vibration to the wall comprises a weight support member coupled to the speaker cabinet and at least one flexible member extending from the speaker cabinet into engagement with wallboard or other wall sections forming opposite sides of the wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventor: Lucio Proni
  • Publication number: 20110299717
    Abstract: A loudspeaker is provided in which precise alignment is obtained between the frame and motor assembly before they are connected to one another so that a voice coil coupled to the frame may be properly radially and vertically positioned with respect to a magnetic gap in the motor assembly while allowing the motor assembly and frame to be easily and quickly separated from one another to perform repairs or complete replacement of the motor assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: JL AUDIO, INC.
    Inventor: Lucio Proni
  • Patent number: 7792320
    Abstract: A loudspeaker and method of assembly according to this invention provides for precise alignment between the frame and motor structure before they are connected to one another, and employs a fixture to form the moving assembly of the speaker, i.e. the voice coil, upper and lower suspensions and diaphragm, outside of the frame so that concentric tolerance stack-up is minimized. The moving assembly, once formed, is mounted as a unit to the frame and motor structure to facilitate assembly and repair of the speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: JL Audio, Inc.
    Inventor: Lucio Proni
  • Patent number: 7715584
    Abstract: An air deflector is positioned relative to the through bore in the pole piece of the motor structure of a speaker such that the flow of air entering and leaving a cavity overlying the voice coil and pole piece is directed along a flow path which passes in thermal communication with at least a portion of the inner surface of the former of the voice coil opposite the wire winding on the outer surface of the former.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: JL Audio, Inc.
    Inventor: Lucio Proni
  • Publication number: 20090060250
    Abstract: A loudspeaker is provided in which precise alignment is obtained between the frame and motor assembly before they are connected to one another so that a voice coil coupled to the frame may be properly radially and vertically positioned with respect to a magnetic gap in the motor assembly while allowing the motor assembly and frame to be easily and quickly separated from one another to perform repairs or complete replacement of the motor assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventor: Lucio Proni
  • Patent number: 7379558
    Abstract: A loudspeaker is provided in which the outer diameter or foot of the spider is over molded with a standoff formed of a plastic material in an injection molding tool so that the spider and standoff form an integral unit. The standoff, in turn, is glued or otherwise affixed to the frame of the speaker to provide accurate centering of the voice coil relative to the magnetic gap of the motor structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: JL Audio, Inc.
    Inventor: Lucio Proni
  • Patent number: 7356157
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a loudspeaker having a lead wire management system including guides located at both the voice coil and the frame of the speaker. Each guide is angled allowing them to control the arc at which the lead wires extend between the voice coil and frame, and rounded edges of the guides relieve stress on the lead wire joint connections during motion of the voice coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: JL Audio, Inc.
    Inventor: Lucio Proni
  • Patent number: 7305750
    Abstract: A loudspeaker and method of assembly according to this invention provides for precise alignment between the frame and motor structure before they are connected to one another, and employs a fixture to form the moving assembly of the speaker, i.e. the voice coil, upper and lower suspensions and diaphragm, outside of the frame so that concentric tolerance stack-up is minimized. The moving assembly, once formed, is mounted as a unit to the frame and motor structure to facilitate assembly and repair of the speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: JL Audio, Inc.
    Inventor: Lucio Proni
  • Publication number: 20070154056
    Abstract: An air deflector is positioned relative to the through bore in the pole piece of the motor structure of a speaker such that the flow of air entering and leaving a cavity overlying the voice coil and pole piece is directed along a flow path which passes in thermal communication with at least a portion of the inner surface of the former of the voice coil opposite the wire winding on the outer surface of the former.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2006
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Inventor: Lucio Proni
  • Patent number: D843975
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: JL AUDIO, INC.
    Inventors: Weihua Ge, Dwayne Spanbroek, Lucio Proni, Bellal J. Hamze