Patents by Inventor Robert A. Ciampa

Robert A. Ciampa 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: 10583252
    Abstract: A trigger operated syringe (100) for intramammary injection of antibiotics has a fluid containing syringe cartridge (203) activated by a plunger (206) which is inserted into the syringe cartridge (203A) and expels fluid when the trigger (205) is pulled. A syringe cartridge holding mechanism (223) holds the syringe cartridge in place until the trigger (205) is released and the plunger (206) retracted. Single syringe cartridge (203) and multiple syringe cartridge (204) versions are disclosed. The plunger moves in a direction which is effectively perpendicular to the direction of movement of the trigger, allowing for ease of injection to a cow's teats, and ejection of the spent cartridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM ANIMAL HEALTH USA INC.
    Inventors: Robert William Lachlan Holmes, Rodney Gordon Walker, Todd Donald Ebbett, Colin Anthony Standing, Peter Robert Williams, Giovanni Ciampa, Michael Rossignuolo, Robert John Smith
  • Patent number: 6115379
    Abstract: At least a portion of the data units in a bridge/router are processed by logic circuits according to cast type. The cast type, source address and destination address of an incoming data unit are determined by examining the header. For a unicast data unit, the source address and destination address are employed to obtain a transmit port indicator from memory, and the unicast data unit is directed to the port indicated by the transmit port indicator. For a non-unicast data unit, the source address and destination address are employed to obtain a first port mask that indicates valid ports for receipt of the data unit and a second port mask that indicates valid ports for transmission of the data unit from memory. The first and second port masks are combined to generate a third port mask, and the non-unicast data unit is directed to the ports indicated by the third port mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2000
    Assignee: 3Com Corporation
    Inventors: John A. Flanders, Ryan T. Ross, William D. Townsend, Thomas A. Lemaire, Thomas V. Radogna, Robert A. Ciampa, Brian W. Bailey
  • Patent number: 5926463
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for viewing a configuration of a computer network by polling a plurality of switches and routers present in the network to obtain copies of information stored in databases on the switches and routers. The present invention determines from this combined database is the status of the links, switches and routers, as well as uses software tools to determine the status of the network and its devices. The devices are then graphically displayed according to physical connectivity and status. Each status being displayed differently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1999
    Assignee: 3Com Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Ahearn, Konstantinos Baryiames, Darryl Black, Robert A. Ciampa, James Emken, William Nelson, Peter J. Sulc, Jing Xiang