Patents by Inventor Paolo TRALLORI

Paolo TRALLORI 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).

  • Patent number: 10738789
    Abstract: A turbomachine has a casing where liquid may accumulate; at least one liquid level detector is located inside the casing for automatically detecting liquid accumulated inside the casing during operation of the turbomachine; the liquid level detector may be arranged for detecting one or two or three or four liquid levels inside the casing; the liquid level detector is typically connected to an electronic unit at least for automatically signaling the liquid level. The electronic unit controls at least one valve for automatically discharging the accumulated liquid from the casing; in this way, the status of the turbomachine is not only monitored but also managed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: NUOVO PIGNONE SRL
    Inventors: Giacomo Ragni, Francesco Bongini, Manuele Bigi, Paolo Trallori, Massimiliano Ortiz Neri
  • Patent number: 10054434
    Abstract: A surface roughness measurement device that in one embodiment includes main and auxiliary emitting fibers, multiple collecting fibers, an optical housing, main and auxiliary reflective mirrors, and an external circuit. The optical housing includes the fibers and defines an aperture for optically contacting a surface of an object. The main reflective mirror is arranged in the optical housing, for reflecting light emitted from the main emitting fiber to a detecting point of the aperture and reflected light by the object to the collecting fibers. The auxiliary reflective mirror is arranged in the optical housing, for reflecting light emitted from the auxiliary emitting fiber to the detecting point. The external circuit is for generating a laser beam to the main and auxiliary emitting fibers, collecting the reflected light from the collecting fibers, and calculating the surface roughness of the object based on the collected reflected light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Guangping Xie, Ming Jia, Zirong Zhai, Paolo Trallori, Kevin George Harding, Guiju Song
  • Publication number: 20180231012
    Abstract: A turbomachine has a casing where liquid may accumulate; at least one liquid level detector is located inside the casing for automatically detecting liquid accumulated inside the casing during operation of the turbomachine; the liquid level detector may be arranged for detecting one or two or three or four liquid levels inside the casing; the liquid level detector is typically connected to an electronic unit at least for automatically signaling the liquid level. The electronic unit controls at least one valve for automatically discharging the accumulated liquid from the casing; in this way, the status of the turbomachine is not only monitored but also managed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Giacomo RAGNI, Francesco BONGINI, Manuele BIGI, Paolo TRALLORI, Massimiliano ORTIZ NERI
  • Publication number: 20160252138
    Abstract: The system allows to monitor the operation of a flexible coupling device that connects a first rotary machine to a second rotary machine of a plant and transmits rotation and torque from the first machine to the second machine; at a first side a first hub of the device is connected to a first stub of a first shaft of the first machine and at a second side a second hub of the device is connected to a second stub of a second shaft of the second machine; the system comprises one or more detectors arranged to detect the relative rotation angle between at least two components selected between the first hub, the second hub, the first stub, the second stub, and an electronic processing unit connected to the one or more detectors for receiving signals generated by the detectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Applicant: NUOVO PIGNONE SRL
    Inventors: Massimo CAMATTI, Gianni MOCHI, Paolo TRALLORI, Simone PENNESI, Roberto PAOLANTI
  • Publication number: 20160069672
    Abstract: A surface roughness measurement device that in one embodiment includes main and auxiliary emitting fibers, multiple collecting fibers, an optical housing, main and auxiliary reflective mirrors, and an external circuit. The optical housing includes the fibers and defines an aperture for optically contacting a surface of an object. The main reflective mirror is arranged in the optical housing, for reflecting light emitted from the main emitting fiber to a detecting point of the aperture and reflected light by the object to the collecting fibers. The auxiliary reflective mirror is arranged in the optical housing, for reflecting light emitted from the auxiliary emitting fiber to the detecting point. The external circuit is for generating a laser beam to the main and auxiliary emitting fibers, collecting the reflected light from the collecting fibers, and calculating the surface roughness of the object based on the collected reflected light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Guangping XIE, Ming JIA, Zirong ZHAI, Paolo TRALLORI, Kevin George HARDING, Guiji SONG