Patents by Inventor Roberto Catelli

Roberto Catelli 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: 10874243
    Abstract: Method for the production of apple sauce including the following steps: slicing apples generating a plurality of slices having two opposite faces and a peel which develops continuously between the two opposite faces; pulping the slices obtaining a first product and a first waste; refining the first waste generating a second product and a second waste; mixing the first product and the second product; heating the combination of the first product and the second product in order to deactivate enzymes contained therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: CFT S.P.A.
    Inventors: Roberto Catelli, Mario Gozzi, Stefano Romei
  • Publication number: 20200374984
    Abstract: An ohmic heater for heating a food product, comprising: —an inverter (3) comprising controlled switches (30); —a pair (4) of electrodes that can be positioned in contact with the food product to be heated, said inverter (3) being operatively interposed between a rectifier (2) of the supply voltage and the pair (4) of electrodes; —a transformer (6) located between the inverter (3) and the pair (4) of electrodes for regulating the amplitude of the voltage; —means (7) for determining the continuous component of the current in a zone downstream of the inverter (3) and upstream or at the transformer (6); —a system (800) for regulating the closing duration of the switches (30) of said inverter (3) that operates as a function of the means (7) for determining the continuous component by minimising/suppressing said continuous component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: ROBERTO CATELLI, PAOLO COVA, STEFANO ROMEI, ALESSANDRO SOLDATI, GIOVANNI FRANCESCHINI, ANDREA TOSCANI
  • Publication number: 20190045963
    Abstract: Method for the production of apple sauce including the following steps: slicing apples generating a plurality of slices having two opposite faces and a peel which develops continuously between the two opposite faces; pulping the slices obtaining a first product and a first waste; refining the first waste generating a second product and a second waste; mixing the first product and the second product; heating the combination of the first product and the second product in order to deactivate enzymes contained therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: ROBERTO CATELLI, MARIO GOZZI, STEFANO ROMEI
  • Patent number: 9322599
    Abstract: Disclosed is a concentration plant with differently-functioning sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: CFT S.P.A.
    Inventors: Roberto Catelli, Stefano Romei
  • Publication number: 20140134318
    Abstract: Method for the production of apple sauce including the following steps: slicing apples generating a plurality of slices having two opposite faces and a peel which develops continuously between the two opposite faces; pulping the slices obtaining a first product and a first waste; refining the first waste generating a second product and a second waste; mixing the first product and the second product; heating the combination of the first product and the second product in order to deactivate enzymes contained therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: CFT S.P.A.
    Inventors: ROBERTO CATELLI, MARIO GOZZI, STEFANO ROMEI
  • Publication number: 20140110020
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aseptic filler system for big containers having an outlet. The system comprises an outlet (1) which in turn comprises an outlet body (1b) and a cap (1a), which is inserted in a hole (2) of a filler head (3) provided with a pair of semicircular jaws (4), which lock about an annular cavity (5) provided externally of the outlet in order to block the outlet (1) to the hole (2). The system has seal means which operate between the outlet body (1b) and the periphery of the hole (2) to hermetically close the inside of the filler head when the outlet body is locked between the jaws (4). The seal means are realised by means of a first seal ring (2a), fashioned below the perimeter of the hole (2) and haying an internal diameter which defuses the passage diameter of the hole (2), and a second seal ring (6), fashioned externally of the outlet body (1b) above the annular cavity (5), the diameter of the upper part thereof being greater than the passage diameter of the hole (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: CFT S.P.A.
    Inventor: Roberto Catelli
  • Patent number: 8579020
    Abstract: The invention relates to an improved concentric tube heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: CFT S.p.A.
    Inventors: Roberto Catelli, Luca Belletti
  • Patent number: 8434988
    Abstract: A rotary seamer (1) is provided with a carousel (2) and with at least one seaming station (3) associated with the carousel (2) and comprising a rod-like element (6) rotating around its own longitudinal axis, a seaming tool (4) rotatably connected to a lever (5) integral with the rod-like element (6) and means for rotating the rod-like element (6) around its own longitudinal axis, in such a way as to displace the seaming tool (4) from an operative position, in which it interacts with an object seaming it, to a deactivated position, of non interference with the object; said means comprising an electric motor (7) associated with the carousel and kinetically to the rod-like element (6) and control means operatively active on the electric motor (7) to rotate the rod-like element (6) according to a predefined logic. In known seamers the actuation of the seaming tool is achieved by means of a cam, this entailing limitations and drawbacks in the adaptation of the seamer to the treatment of different objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: CFT S.p.A.
    Inventors: Stefano Tonti, Roberto Catelli
  • Publication number: 20130092328
    Abstract: The invention relates to a concentration plant with differently-functioning sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: CFT S.P.A.
    Inventors: Roberto Catelli, Stefano Romei
  • Publication number: 20110311696
    Abstract: The process for producing fruit juices comprises a stage of obtaining a fruit puree with an ultra-rapid extraction-deactivation process in an anaerobic environment, performed by means of immediate refining and a contemporaneous heating of a fruit triturate in an anaerobic environment, and a subsequent stage of pressing or centrifugation of the puree, with the aim of obtaining the fruit juice, which may be preceded by a stage of sterilisation-cooling and of temporary storing of the puree.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: CFT S.P.A.
    Inventors: Roberto Catelli, Stefano Romei, Mario Gozzi
  • Publication number: 20110030933
    Abstract: The invention relates to an improved concentric tube heat exchanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: CFT S.P.A.
    Inventors: Roberto CATELLI, Luca BELLETTI
  • Publication number: 20100218457
    Abstract: A rotary seamer (1) is provided with a carousel (2) and with at least one seaming station (3) associated with the carousel (2) and comprising a rod-like element (6) rotating around its own longitudinal axis, a seaming tool (4) rotatably connected to a lever (5) integral with the rod-like element (6) and means for rotating the rod-like element (6) around its own longitudinal axis, in such a way as to displace the seaming tool (4) from an operative position, in which it interacts with an object seaming it, to a deactivated position, of non interference with the object; said means comprising an electric motor (7) associated with the carousel and kinetically to the rod-like element (6) and control means operatively active on the electric motor (7) to rotate the rod-like element (6) according to a predefined logic. In known seamers the actuation of the seaming tool is achieved by means of a cam, this entailing limitations and drawbacks in the adaptation of the seamer to the treatment of different objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Applicant: CFT PACKAGING S.P.A.
    Inventors: Stefano Tonti, Roberto Catelli
  • Publication number: 20100209216
    Abstract: A rotary seamer (1) is provided with a carrousel (2) and with at least one seaming station (3) associated with the carrousel (2) and comprising a rod-like element (6) rotating around its own longitudinal axis, a seaming tool (4) rotatably connected to a lever (5) integral with the rod-like element (6) and means for rotating the rod-like element (6) around its own longitudinal axis, in such a way as to displace the seaming tool (4) from an operative position, in which it interacts with an object seaming it, to a deactivated position, of non interference with the object, an electric actuator (11) associated with the carrousel (2) and means for connecting said electric actuator (11) to the seaming tool (4), to rotate it around its own longitudinal axis. In known seamers, the seaming tool is mounted idle on the lever, this entailing limitations and drawbacks with regard to the hygiene and reliability of the seamer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: CFT PACKAGING S.P.A.
    Inventors: Stefano Tonti, Roberto Catelli
  • Publication number: 20100119335
    Abstract: A rotary seamer (1) comprises a seaming turret (2), a seaming station pivotally associated to the seaming turret (2) to set in rotation around its own axis (8) a container (6) to be seamed, a shaft (11) having a first end (13) hinged in the seaming turret (2), a seaming block (9) also called lever, defining a cavity (15) with longitudinal development, shaped complementarily relative to a second end (14) of the shaft (11) in such a way that it can be coupled thereto by inserting the shaft (11) into the cavity (15), and means (16) for anchoring transversely the seaming block (9) to the shaft (11), acting in a predetermined transverse direction (17) in such a way as to create at least one contact surface (20) between shaft (11) and cavity (15), said second end (14) of the shaft (11) and said cavity (15) being so shaped that said contact surface (20) has at least one oblique portion relative to the direction (17) in which said means (16) act.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicant: CFT PACKAGING S.P.A.
    Inventors: Roberto Catelli, Bartolomeo Valente
  • Patent number: 7517432
    Abstract: A plant for tomato juice concentration uses a falling-film evaporator with an external sleeve which surrounds a vertical bundle of tubes divided into a plurality of sectors in which the tomato juice circulates in succession, and which is combined with a heat exchanger which is arranged externally of the evaporator and which is divided into a plurality of sectors in each of which the tomato juice is circulated and heated as it exits from a sector of tubes of the evaporator before being introduced into a successive sector. The plant also includes a compressor that aspirates steam from a bottom zone, being a separation chamber of the evaporator, compresses it and reintroduces it into the central part of the evaporator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: CFT S.p.A.
    Inventor: Roberto Catelli
  • Publication number: 20060260764
    Abstract: A plant for tomato juice concentration uses a falling-film evaporator with an external sleeve which surrounds a vertical bundle of tubes divided into a plurality of sectors in which the tomato juice circulates in succession, and which is combined with a heat exchanger which is arranged externally of the evaporator and which is divided into a plurality of sectors in each of which the tomato juice is circulated and heated as it exits from a sector of tubes of the evaporator before being introduced into a successive sector. The plant also includes a compressor that aspirates steam from a bottom zone, being a separation chamber of the evaporator, compresses it and reintroduces it into the central part of the evaporator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2004
    Publication date: November 23, 2006
    Applicant: Rossi & Catelli S.P.A.
    Inventor: Roberto Catelli
  • Patent number: 6722268
    Abstract: The device for triturating and extracting juice or pulp from food produce is used in particular in the food preserves industry for triturating and subsequently separating the juice or pulp from fruit or vegetables, in particular in a cold-working process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: Rossi & Catelli S.p.A.
    Inventors: Roberto Catelli, Mario Gozzi
  • Publication number: 20040007139
    Abstract: The device for triturating and extracting juice or pulp from food produce is used in particular in the food preserves industry for triturating and subsequently separating the juice or pulp from fruit or vegetables, in particular in a cold-working process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2003
    Publication date: January 15, 2004
    Applicant: ROSSI & CATELLI S.P.A.
    Inventors: Roberto Catelli, Mario Gozzi
  • Patent number: 6668710
    Abstract: The food refiner comprises a sieve, provided with an inlet for a produce to be processed and an outlet for a waste product, at a center of which a rotor extends from the inlet to the outlet and bears a plurality of spatulas which interact with an internal surface of the sieve, and a casing which surrounds the sieve and which is provided with an outlet mouth for extracted product. The spatulas can be oriented contemporaneously and with different orientations with respect to an axial direction of the rotor which, for this purpose, comprises an external jacket and an internal jacket which can, on command, translate relatively to each other so as to cause a positioning of the spatulas, made possible by a guided rotatable coupling of the spatulas in relation to the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: Rossi & Catelli S.p.A.
    Inventors: Roberto Catelli, Mario Gozzi
  • Publication number: 20020195507
    Abstract: The food refiner comprises a sieve, provided with an inlet for a produce to be processed and an outlet for a waste product, at a centre of which a rotor extends from the inlet to the outlet and bears a plurality of spatulas which interact with an internal surface of the sieve, and a casing which surrounds the sieve and which is provided with an outlet mouth for extracted product. The spatulas can be oriented contemporaneously and with different orientations with respect to an axial direction of the rotor which, for this purpose, comprises an external jacket and an internal jacket which can, on command, translate relatively to each other so as to cause a positioning of the spatulas, made possible by a guided rotatable coupling of the spatulas in relation to the rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2002
    Publication date: December 26, 2002
    Applicant: ROSSI & CATELLI S. p.A.
    Inventors: Roberto Catelli, Mario Gozzi