Patents by Inventor Ronald G. Arpino

Ronald G. Arpino 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: 4922338
    Abstract: An inspection system in which the image viewed and the object being inspected lie in a single line of sight of the inspector. In one preferred embodiment, the inspector views a first side of back-to-back mirrors disposed at a 45 degree angle to the line of sight of the inspector. A video camera is disposed to view the reflection of the object from the second side of the mirrors and the image on a CRT is reflected from the first side of the mirrors. Thus, the image seen by the inspector is correctly spacially oriented with respect to the object and the inspector may manually position or re-position the object as easily as if the inspector were directly viewing it. In another preferred embodiment, a flat screen CRT and a miniature video camera are aligned in the direct line of sight from the inspector to the object. Zoom and cross-hair features may be provided in either embodiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1990
    Inventor: Ronald G. Arpino
  • Patent number: 4692589
    Abstract: An electric iron is provided with an orientation-detecting switch and a timing circuit, which, after the iron is unmoved in the horizontal or vertical positions for preset times, respectively, activates a heating resistor in the iron to trigger a manually resettable thermostatic cutoff switch. The iron also includes a temperature-sensing resistor and a potentiometer in circuit with a comparator and indicator means, whereby when the temperature reaches a level to which the potentiometer is set, the indicator means indicate that the iron is at ready temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1987
    Assignee: Hamilton Beach Inc.
    Inventors: Allen S. Borsari, Stanley J. Brym, Laura A. Markure, Ronald G. Arpino
  • Patent number: 4041831
    Abstract: An instrument for tuning musical instruments where a low difference frequency is derived between the instrument to be tuned and a reference frequency. The difference frequency signal is shaped to a pulse train of constant amplitude and width pulses. The pulses are integrated with respect to time, and an indicating meter indicates when the instrument is precisely in tune or small sharp or flat deviations therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1977
    Inventor: Ronald G. Arpino