Patents by Inventor Maurizio Moretto

Maurizio Moretto 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: 20190343074
    Abstract: A drinking bowl (100) for domestic animals comprises a collecting basin (1), a removable container (2), a filtering element (3) which is arranged so as to close an opening (20) of the removable container (2) and a ventilation pipe (4) which extends between opposite ends of the removable container (2) and which opens inside the removable container (2) at a first end (41, 42) and downstream of the filtering element (3) at a second end (41, 42). The second end (41, 42) further comprises a widened portion (420) which is capable of channelling a flow of liquid inside the ventilation pipe (4) for introducing liquid inside the removable container (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: LAICA S.P.A.
    Inventor: Maurizio MORETTO
  • Publication number: 20190117009
    Abstract: A beverage preparation device comprising a main body, a tank, an assembly for pumping a liquid from the tank, and a unit for preparing the beverage, in which device an outlet path is defined inside the main body, the outlet path comprising a dispensing outlet, via which the beverage is dispensed out of the main body, and also comprising a filtering element that is detachably connected to the main body, wherein the filtering element is arranged downstream of the dispensing outlet relative to the outlet path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventor: Maurizio Moretto
  • Publication number: 20160022089
    Abstract: A tank for a machine for the production of hot drinks comprises a vessel suitable for containing water to be supplied to the machine for the production of hot drinks, a connecting element which connects the vessel to a feed circuit of the machine and means for the removable housing of a cartridge filter. The tank further comprises positioning means for removably fixing a conveyor element to the vessel, the conveyor element being suitable for covering the filter at an inlet section for the water to enter the filter, leaving a passage for the water defined between the vessel and the conveyor element, a feed channel being further defined between the conveyor element and the filter so as to allow a flow of water from the vessel towards the inlet section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventor: Maurizio MORETTO
  • Patent number: 8972825
    Abstract: A device (20) for an adaptive modulation communication system is provided. The device (20) comprises an input device (21) adapted to receive, from a communication channel, data encoded through a FEC code. A FEC decoder (23) connected downstream of the input device (21) is also provided for FEC decoding the received encoded data and providing error information determined by the FEC decoding. The device according to the invention further comprises means for measuring first error information of the encoded data before FEC decoding the received encoded data, and means for measuring second error information determined by the FEC decoder (23). Means (25) for estimating a condition of the communication channel based on both the first error information and the second error information are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Stefano Chinnici, Maurizio Moretto
  • Publication number: 20150008168
    Abstract: A device for treating water by means of a replaceable filter cartridge comprising a device (2) for determining and/or signalling a spent status of the filter cartridge that is removably housed in a housing seat (3). The determining and/or signalling device (2) and the housing seat (3) are provided with respective magnetic elements (21, 31), the magnetic element (31) of the seat (3) being arranged from a part opposite the determining and/or signalling device (2) with respect to a wall (32) that defines the seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Maurizio Moretto
  • Publication number: 20130223500
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a receiver being arranged to estimate a received signal. The receiver comprises demodulator means arranged to demodulate received signal data symbols of a higher constellation order such that a demodulated signal is obtained. The demodulator means comprises a main carrier recovery Phase-Locked Loop 9 arranged to demodulate 17 the data and pilot symbols. The demodulator means further comprises phase calculation means 5 arranged to provide 16 phase information from the pilot symbols of lower constellation order to the main carrier recovery PLL 9. The invention is particularly characterized in that the phase calculation means further comprises a pilot PLL 18 arranged to extract 15 the phase information from the pilot symbols. The invention also relates to a method in the receiver for estimating the received signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Dan Weinholt, Maurizio Moretto
  • Patent number: 8388841
    Abstract: A filter cartridge (1), particularly for percolating filter jugs, with a cartridge body (2) intended to contain a filter bed, provided with at least one inlet aperture (7) for the fluid to be filtered and at least one opposing outlet aperture (8) for the filtered fluid, with at least one grid (11) for retaining the filter bed inside the body and an element (12) for limiting the outflow of the filtered fluid at the outlet aperture (8), in which the grid (11) and the limiting element (12) are both placed in the same seat (10) provided in the outlet aperture (8) of the cartridge body (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Laica S.p.A.
    Inventor: Maurizio Moretto
  • Publication number: 20130020238
    Abstract: A percolating filter device including a casing with a wall on which is formed a seat, in which an accessory is retained in a removable way by corresponding fastening means and counter-means, which comprise a quick release fastening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: LAICA S.P.A.
    Inventor: Maurizio Moretto
  • Patent number: 8298408
    Abstract: A filtering device for filtering water and liquids in general comprises a first reservoir for collecting the water to be filtered, a second reservoir for collecting the filtered water, which reservoir is supplied by falling from the first reservoir, a conduit which extends from the first reservoir into the second reservoir, a cartridge type filtering element which is removably received in the conduit, a discharge hole for the filtered water that is positioned between the conduit and the second reservoir, and at least one opening for access to the cartridge provided at an end of the conduit that is distal from the first reservoir in order to promote the removal thereof. The device comprises an at least partial closure which can be removably fitted to the conduit in the region of the opening for access to the cartridge and comprises a flow adjuster which is associated with the conduit in order to adjust the flow of water flowing from the first reservoir to the second reservoir through the discharge hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: LAICA S.p.A.
    Inventor: Maurizio Moretto
  • Publication number: 20120072802
    Abstract: A device (20) for an adaptive modulation communication system is provided. The device (20) comprises an input device (21) adapted to receive, from a communication channel, data encoded through a FEC code. A FEC decoder (23) connected downstream of the input device (21) is also provided for FEC decoding the received encoded data and providing error information determined by the FEC decoding. The device according to the invention further comprises means for measuring first error information of the encoded data before FEC decoding the received encoded data, and means for measuring second error information determined by the FEC decoder (23). Means (25) for estimating a condition of the communication channel based on both the first error information and the second error information are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Stefano Chinnici, Maurizio Moretto
  • Patent number: 8101076
    Abstract: A filter cartridge for jugs is provided. The cartridge includes a first chamber in which there is provided filtering material which is able to filter water or liquids in general and in which there are defined an inlet and an outlet to allow the passage of water through the first chamber in contact with the filtering material. The cartridge also includes a second chamber which communicates with the first chamber in order to collect the water being discharged from the first chamber. The second chamber includes an opening for discharging the water from the cartridge. The discharge opening is open in the second chamber at a level that is higher than a base of the second chamber, in which the water being discharged from the first chamber is collected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Laica S.p.A
    Inventor: Maurizio Moretto
  • Publication number: 20110315622
    Abstract: A filter cartridge (1), particularly for percolating filter jugs, with a cartridge body (2) intended to contain a filter bed, provided with at least one inlet aperture (7) for the fluid to be filtered and at least one opposing outlet aperture (8) for the filtered fluid, with at least one grid (11) for retaining the filter bed inside the body and an element (12) for limiting the outflow of the filtered fluid at the outlet aperture (8), in which the grid (11) and the limiting element (12) are both placed in the same seat (10) provided in the outlet aperture (8) of the cartridge body (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventor: Maurizio Moretto
  • Publication number: 20100276376
    Abstract: For determining the exhaustion of a filter cartridge (8) according to the time elapsed since its activation, by means of a timer (15) and a control unit (16) associated therewith an operating time (TO) of useful life of the cartridge is calculated starting from its activation, and the calculating of a pause time (TP) is activated according to each pause in use of the cartridge (8) during the operating time (TO) in order to incorporate the calculating of the operating time with a recovery time determined according to the pause time (TP) calculated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventor: Maurizio Moretto
  • Publication number: 20100200478
    Abstract: A filtering device for filtering water and liquids in general comprises a first reservoir for collecting the water to be filtered, a second reservoir for collecting the filtered water, which reservoir is supplied by falling from the first reservoir, a conduit which extends from the first reservoir into the second reservoir, a cartridge type filtering element which is removably received in the conduit, a discharge hole for the filtered water that is positioned between the conduit and the second reservoir, and at least one opening for access to the cartridge provided at an end of the conduit that is distal from the first reservoir in order to promote the removal thereof. The device comprises an at least partial closure which can be removably fitted to the conduit in the region of the opening for access to the cartridge and comprises a flow adjuster which is associated with the conduit in order to adjust the flow of water flowing from the first reservoir to the second reservoir through the discharge hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Inventor: Maurizio Moretto
  • Publication number: 20100187168
    Abstract: A percolating filter system (1) comprises: a first (7) and a second (8) reservoir, for collecting the water to be filtered and for collecting the filtered water respectively; a passage (9) between the first and the second reservoir (7, 8), a replaceable filter cartridge (12) removably inserted into the passage (9), sensor means (14a-c) for detecting the water level in at least one of the reservoirs (7, 8), comprising at least one capacitive field-effect sensor positioned in at least one of the reservoirs (7, 8) at a predetermined filling level calculating means (13) connected to the sensor means (14a-c) in order to calculate the total quantity of water introduced into at least one of the reservoirs (7, 8) in successive fillings of the reservoirs (7, 8), and consequently to determine the state of efficiency of the cartridge (12) in order to indicate its exhaustion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventor: Maurizio Moretto
  • Patent number: 7722761
    Abstract: A filtering device for filtering water and liquids in general comprises a first reservoir for collecting the water to be filtered, a second reservoir for collecting the filtered water, which reservoir is supplied by falling from the first reservoir, a conduit which extends from the first reservoir into the second reservoir, a cartridge type filtering element which is removably received in the conduit, a discharge hole for the filtered water that is positioned between the conduit and the second reservoir, and at least one opening for access to the cartridge provided at an end of the conduit that is distal from the first reservoir in order to promote the removal thereof. The device comprises an at least partial closure which can be removably fitted to the conduit in the region of the opening for access to the cartridge and comprises a flow adjuster which is associated with the conduit in order to adjust the flow of water flowing from the first reservoir to the second reservoir through the discharge hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Laica S.p.A.
    Inventor: Maurizio Moretto
  • Patent number: 7678282
    Abstract: A method of determination of the conditions of exhaustion of a filtering cartridge for filtering carafes with replaceable cartridges is described, in which an initial identification of impedance of the water to be filtered is provided for in order to consequently calculate an important parameter for definition of the efficient lifespan on the filtering cartridge. Furthermore a carafe operating in compliance with such method is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: LAICA S.p.A.
    Inventor: Maurizio Moretto
  • Publication number: 20100025310
    Abstract: “A jug (1) for filtering liquids, which includes a lid (3), an aperture (4) provided through the lid (3) for the filling of the jug (1), a blocking mechanism (5) mounted on the lid (3) at the aperture (4) and displaceable between a first position, in which it closes the aperture, and a second, open position, actuating means associated with the blocking mechanism (5) for urging it into the first position and allowing its passage into the second position under the action of the flow of liquid admitted into the jug (1) through the aperture (4), and a counting device (11), on the lid (3), for counting the cycles of opening and/or closure of the blocking means (5) as a result of the admission of liquid into the jug (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventor: Maurizio Moretto
  • Publication number: 20090294350
    Abstract: A replaceable cartridge type filter for filtering systems for processing drinking water includes a casing for containing the filtering material which extends externally from an annular edge which defines a sealing surface, which is provided so as to engage in a sealing manner with a corresponding seat for receiving and retaining the cartridge so as to identify an upstream portion and a downstream portion of the cartridge which communicate with each other only by way of the cartridge. At the annular edge the filter comprises a deformable seal, whose deformability under load is substantially greater than the deformability of the edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventor: Maurizio MORETTO
  • Patent number: 7569138
    Abstract: A replaceable cartridge filtering jug includes a device for counting and displaying the filtering cycles performed by the cartridge to indicate that the cartridge is exhausted at the end of a period corresponding to its efficient useful life. An auxiliary counting and display device is also included which is capable of counting the filtering cycles performed in a subsidiary period of the period to indicate an item of data representing the temporary efficiency of the cartridge in the subsidiary period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Laica S.p.A.
    Inventor: Maurizio Moretto