Patents by Inventor Paolo Dario

Paolo Dario 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: 20190291155
    Abstract: A method to make a tubular element to transfer abrasive materials such as concrete, inert materials or suchlike, where the tubular element includes an external tubular component made of steel and an internal tubular component, coaxial to the external tubular component, where the internal tubular component is made of chromium carbide, or other similar material resistant to wear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Paolo Dario MAINI, Luca SOGGETTO
  • Patent number: 10399282
    Abstract: Method to make an arm in a composite material for articulated or telescopic modular structures for the distribution of concrete, which comprises a first step in which one or more layers of fiber (16, 25) are distributed on the external surface (17) of a male-type mold (11) having a cross section defined by at least a substantially flat wall. The section of the male mold (11) reduces, in at least one of its sizes, passing from one of its ends to the other. The fibers (16) may or may not be pre-impregnated with a resinous matrix. The method also comprises a second step in which the male mold (11) is ejected from the product thus obtained, a possible heat treatment being provided, for example in autoclave, before the extraction of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: CIFA SPA
    Inventors: Nicola Pirri, Paolo Dario Maini
  • Publication number: 20190217826
    Abstract: Mobile operating machine, provided with at least a work device (11) supported by a movement turret (14), at least a pair of stabilizing front legs (12a, 12b) and at least a pair of stabilizing back legs (13a, 13b); the mobile operating machine also comprises a support structure (18) provided with at least a pair of box-like elements (19a, 19b) configured to house the stabilizing front legs (12a, 12b) or back legs, and at least a positioning seating (20) of the movement turret (14) made in a crossing zone (Z) of the box-like elements (19a, 19b); each box-like element (19a, 19b) is provided with a first end (23a, 23b) that is open and through which a respective stabilizing front leg (12a, 12b), or back leg, is slidingly mobile and a second end (25a, 25b), opposite the first end (23a, 23b) and in correspondence with which a respective stabilizing back leg (13a, 13b), or front leg, is pivoted, so as to rotate around a corresponding axis of rotation (R1, R2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Paolo Dario MAINI, Paolo SALA
  • Patent number: 10295059
    Abstract: Cylinder for an actuator (11), in which said cylinder (10) comprises at least a liner (13) of a tubular shape developing along a longitudinal axis (X), a head portion (14) and a bottom portion (15), each disposed at one of the ends of the liner (13), and longitudinal tie rods (21) connected, externally to the liner (13), both to the head portion (14) and to the bottom portion (15); the longitudinal tie rods (21) are distanced with respect to each other on the circumference of the liner (13), they are made of a composite material formed by reinforcement fibers located in a matrix of binder material and wound between the head portion (14) and the bottom portion (15) according to a predominant orientation substantially parallel to said longitudinal axis (X), and have a continuous annular shape defined by two longitudinal branches (21a) connected by two opposite connection portions (21b, 21c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignees: CIFA S.P.A., RI-BA COMPOSITES S.R.L. CON UNICO SOCIO
    Inventors: Nicola Pirri, Andrea Bedeschi, Paolo Dario Maini
  • Publication number: 20180185173
    Abstract: The device (1) takes up the basic structure and operation of the McKibben type artificial muscles and similar, in which is provided a hollow cylindrical chamber (2), of resilient material, which is inflated in the active phase (K). The chamber (2) interacts with a braided sleeve (3), consisting of threads (31, 32), almost inextensible, arranged in crossed helical paths having a characteristic angle of inclination ? with respect to the longitudinal axis (X) of the device (1). The sleeve (3) is connected at the ends with two rigid head members (4A, 4B) provided to be mechanically connected to external bodies. The invention provides adjusting means (5), associated to said rigid head members (4A, 4B) adapted to vary their distance (D) at rest, so as to require a proportional and consistent change in the angle of inclination ?: if the latter is exactly 54.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Matteo CIANCHETTI, Cecilia LASCHI, Paolo DARIO, Syed Taimoor Hassan SHAH, Barbara MAZZOLAI
  • Patent number: 9926175
    Abstract: Auxiliary extension device for a crane provided with a telescopic extendable arm having at least one end segment provided with a free end, wherein the auxiliary extension device is made of one or more composite materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: CIFA SPA
    Inventors: Paolo Dario Maini, Mauro Marco Cortellini, Paolo Francesco Ragaini
  • Patent number: 9822535
    Abstract: Segment of an articulated arm made of composite material, with an elongated shape defining a longitudinal axis, and having a box-like cross section. The segment includes a first end portion, configured for the pivoting of a further segment, a second intermediate portion configured for the pivoting of an actuation member, and a third end portion. The first, second and third portions are made in a single body. The second intermediate portion includes a protruding zone defined by a first side and by a second side converging with respect to each other to define a top. Pivoting elements are provided in the protruding zone for the pivoting of the actuation member between the protruding zone and the first end portion. The first and the second side defining the protruding zone are filleted to substantially rectilinear adjacent tracts of the first and third end portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: CIFA SPA
    Inventors: Paolo Dario Maini, Nicola Pirri
  • Patent number: 9579163
    Abstract: Robotic platform for mini-invasive surgery comprising robotic arms (4a, 4b) suitable to be placed in the body of a patient, introduced through a single access port, which are an extension of external robotic manipulators (19). The continuity between external (1) and internal (4a, 4b) robotic arms is guaranteed by means of a trans-abdominal magnetic connection (6) between the internal robotic arm integral with the external one. The trans-abdominal magnetic coupling not only guarantees a stable anchoring, but most of all it transfers degrees of freedom to the internal robotic arms, inducing the motion of internal magnets by means of the automatized motion of external magnets. It is also possible to reposition the internal robotic arms without requiring having to additionally perform incisions on the abdomen. Using the external robotic arms allows translating the internal ones on the entire abdomen thus providing a working space not bound to the point of insertion and theoretically unlimited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Inventors: Pietro Valdastri, Christian Di Natali, Massimiliano Simi, Tommaso Ranzani, Arianna Menciassi, Paolo Dario
  • Publication number: 20160271889
    Abstract: Method to make an arm in a composite material for articulated or telescopic modular structures for the distribution of concrete, which comprises a first step in which one or more layers of fiber (16, 25) are distributed on the external surface (17) of a male-type mold (11) having a cross section defined by at least a substantially flat wall. The section of the male mold (11) reduces, in at least one of its sizes, passing from one of its ends to the other. The fibers (16) may or may not be pre-impregnated with a resinous matrix. The method also comprises a second step in which the male mold (11) is ejected from the product thus obtained, a possible heat treatment being provided, for example in autoclave, before the extraction of the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Nicola Pirri, Paolo Dario Maini
  • Patent number: 9352515
    Abstract: Method to make an arm in a composite material for articulated or telescopic modular structures for the distribution of concrete, which comprises a first step in which one or more layers of fiber (16, 25) are distributed on the external surface (17) of a male-type mold (11) having a cross section defined by at least a substantially flat wall. The section of the male mold (11) reduces, in at least one of its sizes, passing from one of its ends to the other. The fibers (16) may or may not be pre-impregnated with a resinous matrix. The method also comprises a second step in which the male mold (11) is ejected from the product thus obtained, a possible heat treatment being provided, for example in autoclave, before the extraction of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: CIFA SPA
    Inventors: Nicola Pirri, Paolo Dario Maini
  • Patent number: 9314933
    Abstract: A robot having an overall structure inspired by the Octopus vulgaris is described. The robot has soft arms joined in a radial manner to a central support. The soft arms have the capability of lengthening, shortening and wrapping around in a coil-shape manner. The extremely simple movements and coordination of the soft arms are effective because of the interaction between the single actions. For example during locomotion, while some arms act as a support for stability, the others provide for thrusting allowing the robot to advance. Once near the target, some arms provide for stability whereas the others can bend so as to wrap around and transport external entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO SANT'ANNA
    Inventors: Marcello Calisti, Andrea Arienti, Michele Giorelli, Barbara Mazzolai, Cecilia Laschi, Paolo Dario
  • Patent number: 9314923
    Abstract: A robotic limb is described. The robotic limb has a closed tubular casing made of viscoelastic material defining a chamber containing an incompressible fluid. The closed tubular casing has a sheath formed by substantially inextensible intertwined wires. In the chamber there are groups of transverse actuators axially spaced from each other, connected to the sheath and adapted to reversibly contract the closed tubular casing at least partly in the radial direction. The robotic limb also has longitudinal actuators adapted to reversibly contract the closed tubular casing at least partly in the axial direction being connected to each of the groups of transverse actuators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO SANT'ANNA
    Inventors: Matteo Cianchetti, Maurizio Follador, Andrea Arienti, Cecilia Laschi, Barbara Mazzolai, Paolo Dario
  • Publication number: 20150377353
    Abstract: Cylinder for an actuator (11), in which said cylinder (10) comprises at least a liner (13) of a tubular shape developing along a longitudinal axis (X), a head portion (14) and a bottom portion (15), each disposed at one of the ends of the liner (13), and longitudinal tie rods (21) connected, externally to the liner (13), both to the head portion (14) and to the bottom portion (15); the longitudinal tie rods (21) are distanced with respect to each other on the circumference of the liner (13), they are made of a composite material formed by reinforcement fibers located in a matrix of binder material and wound between the head portion (14) and the bottom portion (15) according to a predominant orientation substantially parallel to said longitudinal axis (X), and have a continuous annular shape defined by two longitudinal branches (21a) connected by two opposite connection portions (21b, 21c).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Nicola PIRRI, Andrea BEDESCHI, Paolo Dario MAINI
  • Patent number: 9028468
    Abstract: A robotic arm especially suited for laparoscopic surgery, having a torsional joint and a flexural joint forming serially arranged joints is described. The joints provide respective degrees of freedom for the arm, which further receives drive means for such joints. The robotic arm also has transmission means placed between the drive means have and the joints. The transmission means a first and a second assembly of three gear wheels, preferably conical gear wheels, and a train of three additional gear wheels, preferably straight-cut gear wheels, which couple the first and second assembly to form a differential mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento Sant'anna
    Inventors: Umberto Scarfogliero, Claudio Quaglia, Marco Piccigallo, Selene Tognarelli, Pietro Valdastri, Arianna Menciassi, Paolo Dario
  • Publication number: 20150102003
    Abstract: Auxiliary extension device for a crane provided with a telescopic extendable arm having at least one end segment provided with a free end, wherein the auxiliary extension device is made of one or more composite materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Paolo Dario Maini, Mauro Marco Cortellini, Paolo Francesco Ragaini
  • Publication number: 20150090850
    Abstract: Segment of an articulated arm made of composite material, with an elongated shape defining a longitudinal axis, and having a box-like cross section. The segment includes a first end portion, configured for the pivoting of a further segment, a second intermediate portion configured for the pivoting of an actuation member, and a third end portion. The first, second and third portions are made in a single body. The second intermediate portion includes a protruding zone defined by a first side and by a second side converging with respect to each other to define a top. Pivoting elements are provided in the protruding zone for the pivoting of the actuation member between the protruding zone and the first end portion. The first and the second side defining the protruding zone are filleted to substantially rectilinear adjacent tracts of the first and third end portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Paolo Dario Maini, Nicola Pirri
  • Publication number: 20140358162
    Abstract: Robotic platform for mini-invasive surgery comprising robotic arms (4a, 4b) suitable to be placed in the body of a patient, introduced through a single access port, which are an extension of external robotic manipulators (19). The continuity between external (1) and internal (4a, 4b) robotic arms is guaranteed by means of a trans-abdominal magnetic connection (6) between the internal robotic arm integral with the external one. The trans-abdominal magnetic coupling not only guarantees a stable anchoring, but most of all it transfers degrees of freedom to the internal robotic arms, inducing the motion of internal magnets by means of the automatized motion of external magnets. It is also possible to reposition the internal robotic arms without requiring having to additionally perform incisions on the abdomen. Using the external robotic arms allows translating the internal ones on the entire abdomen thus providing a working space not bound to the point of insertion and theoretically unlimited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Pietro Valdastri, Christian Di Natali, Massimiliano Simi, Tommaso Ranzani, Arianna Menciassi, Paolo Dario
  • Patent number: 8887763
    Abstract: An arm made of composite material, and relative production method, consisting of a plurality of articulated segments with a longitudinal main axis (x), pivoted to each other, each of the articulated segments comprising a box-like structure and at least a joint element attached thereto by means of gluing, the box-like structure having an end cooperating with an end of the joint element on the inside of the surface of the joint element. The ends define a substantially conical reciprocally overlapping area and have profiles concordantly inclined by an angle (?) with respect to the longitudinal axis (x).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Cifa SpA
    Inventors: Mauro Marco Cortellini, Paolo Dario Maini, Andrea Bernasconi, Stefano Beretta
  • Patent number: 8704413
    Abstract: An electromagnetic step-by-step wobbling micromotor comprises an inner component and an annular component being external to the inner one. The outer component may be a stator and the inner component a rotor, or vice versa. The inner component has three or more poles with a winding on each pole, and an external surface facing an internal surface of the outer component. During the operation of the micromotor each winding is powered. The external and internal surfaces have toothed surfaces. Each tooth has a peak radius which is different from the valley radius.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento Sant'Anna
    Inventors: Cesare Stefanini, Paolo Dario, Maria Chiara Carrozza, Sarah De Cristofaro
  • Patent number: 8684911
    Abstract: An endoscopic device for autonomous locomotion through a selected body cavity in a predetermined direction, the device comprising a hollowed, cylindrical body that extends between two, preferably, the front and rear, end portions, respectively. The body is made of a relatively elastic material and includes an anchor for temporarily and alternately attaching the end portions to a wall portion of the body cavity in synch with corresponding axial extensions and contractions of the body. The body incorporates a reinforcement structure distributed along its length that is substantially rigid in a radial direction and yields in an axial direction, the structure specifically comprising either a plurality of relatively rigid rings or at least one helical spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: ERA Endoscopy S.R.L.
    Inventors: Samuele Gorini, Alberto Arena, Giuseppe Pernorio, Arianna Menciassi, Paolo Dario