Patents by Inventor Vincent Piucci

Vincent Piucci 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: 20190343343
    Abstract: Embodiments of the innovation relate to a wipe dispensing system that includes a wipe supply, a drive assembly disposed in operational communication with the wipe supply, a fluid dispensing assembly, and a wipe dispensing controller disposed in electrical communication with the drive assembly and the fluid dispensing assembly. The wipe dispensing controller is configured to receive a wipe criterion which defines a characteristic of a wipe to be provided by the wipe dispensing system, dispose a portion of the wipe supply between a first position and a second position relative to the fluid dispensing assembly via the drive assembly and based upon the wipe criterion, and apply a fluid to the portion of the wipe supply via the fluid dispensing assembly based upon the wipe criterion to generate the wipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: HyResults, LLC
    Inventors: Charles R. Sperry, Vincent A. Piucci, JR., Dennis F. McNamara, JR., Lawrence Pillote, Jose Antonio Ramirez, Grayson Martin
  • Publication number: 20160306934
    Abstract: A pathogen detection and display system is configured to discover and display the location of substances of interest, particularly pathogens that can spread infection. The detection and display system can be used in healthcare facilities on surfaces, medical equipment and devices, patients, and staff, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Applicant: Cardeya Corporation
    Inventors: Charles R. Sperry, Lawrence J. Pillote, Vincent A. Piucci, Dennis F. McNamara, JR., James M. Wilson, III, Lisa Ruth Stowe, Brett M. Sitzlar, Barbara A. Piucci, David C. Chase
  • Patent number: 8691154
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter is directed to an apparatus for the preparation of a cleaning, sanitizing, or sterilizing solution. In some embodiments, the apparatus comprises a modular component, such as a cartridge. The cartridge may contain chemical precursors to allow the generation of chlorine dioxide. The apparatus has a fluid inlet, and separates the fluid into a first flow path, which fills a reservoir. It also has a second flow path, which is heated before passing through the cartridge to create the desired gas. The fluid output from the cartridge is then fed into the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles R. Sperry, Vincent A. Piucci, Stephen D. Smith, Dennis F. McNamara, Suzanne M. Scott, John Koke
  • Publication number: 20130275236
    Abstract: The system comprises a central processing module that is configured to interconnect the fresh departments and operational functions. These tasks can include facilitated order fulfillment, inventory and accounting functions, sanitation, maintenance, traceability and others. This is a system that integrates various sub-systems within the fresh departments, as well as integrating the fresh departments together. The system may also utilize a plurality of slicing machines that communicate with the centralized processing unit. The software modules resident in the processing unit receive inputs that represent customer orders, and dispatch these orders to the plurality of slicing machines. The slicing machines are in communication with the software modules such that the modules are aware of the food product that is currently placed on the slicer. In this way, the software modules are able to direct specific orders to a particular slicing machine, minimizing human interaction and customer wait time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: John Koke, Charles Sperry, Vincent Piucci, Stephen Smith, Daniel Healey
  • Publication number: 20130216437
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter is directed to an apparatus for the preparation of a cleaning, sanitizing, or sterilizing solution. In some embodiments, the apparatus comprises a modular component, such as a cartridge. The cartridge may contain chemical precursors to allow the generation of chlorine dioxide. The apparatus has a fluid inlet, and separates the fluid into a first flow path, which fills a reservoir. It also has a second flow path, which is heated before passing through the cartridge to create the desired gas. The fluid output from the cartridge is then fed into the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventors: Charles R. Sperry, Vincent A. Piucci, Stephen D. Smith, Dennis F. McNamara, Suzanne M. Scott, John Koke
  • Patent number: 8501061
    Abstract: A method for making a foam-in-place cushion in which a foam-forming composition is dispensed between two plastic film portions in a predetermined fashion to selectively control the distribution of the foam in the cushion. A foam dispenser can be moved in a transverse direction as foam is dispensed. A dispersion device can be employed to apply pressure on predetermined areas of the film portions towards each other so as to cause the composition to be redistributed in position in a predetermined manner while the composition is in a less than fully expanded state. The plastic film can then be sealed closed to form an expanding foam cushion that can be placed into a shipping carton where the cushion expands to fill void space, or into a mold where the cushion expands and is molded into a desired shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Sealed Air Corporation (US)
    Inventors: Charles R. Sperry, Suzanne M. Scott, Dennis F. McNamara, Jr., Vincent A. Piucci, Jr., Michael J. Schamel
  • Patent number: 8434536
    Abstract: A heat-seal device generally includes a heat source, a thermal conductor, which encapsulates at least a portion of the heat source and is capable of transferring heat from the heat source, and a thermal insulator, which substantially surrounds the thermal conductor but leaves a portion thereof exposed, the exposed portion of the thermal conductor providing a heat-seal contact surface, which is adapted to be brought into contact with a material to be sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Sealed Air Corporation (US)
    Inventors: Vincent A. Piucci, Jr., Michael J. Schamel
  • Patent number: 8372459
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for cooking food, such as meat, protein, vegetable, or soup is disclosed. In one embodiment, the food items are supplied in a flexible polymer package that can withstand the temperature needed to cook the item. The cooking apparatus has two cooking surfaces in the form of heated platens, which may be arranged in a vertical orientation. These platens come together to simultaneously contact both sides of the food item. The cooking apparatus further includes a controller, configured to prepare the food using various control system algorithms. The apparatus cooks the food item from both sides to affect rapid and even cooking. It uses a combination of temperature, time, food thickness, platen force and a cooking code that is unique for each food type. The control system algorithm uses some or all of these parameters to determine precisely when the food item is cooked correctly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph E. Owensby, Vincent A. Piucci, Charles R. Sperry, Dennis F. McNamara, Stephen D. Smith, Suzanne M. Scott
  • Patent number: 8277468
    Abstract: A medical instrument for engaging tissue includes a flexible shaft, a tissue piercing coil at a distal portion of the shaft, and a tissue stabilizer positioned over the shaft and biased in a distal direction such that as the tissue piercing coil enters tissue, the tissue stabilizer is urged against a surface of the tissue. A medical instrument for reconfiguring tissue includes a flexible shaft defining a lumen housing actuating controls, and a distal actuating assembly with a sealing portion configured to substantially seal the shaft lumen from contact with bodily fluids. A cartridge assembly includes first and second members configured for releasable attachment to a medical instrument, and a holder configured to receive the first and second members and to be released from the first and second members upon action of the first and second members attaching to the medical instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Laufer, Jeffrey C. Cerier, Amos G. Cruz, Jonathan O'Keefe, Richard Andrews, Ram Chuttani, Vincent A. Piucci, Jr., Michael Barenboym, Neal H. Marshall, Randal B. Chinnock
  • Publication number: 20120181718
    Abstract: A method for making a foam-in-place cushion in which a foam-forming composition is dispensed between two plastic film portions in a predetermined fashion to selectively control the distribution of the foam in the cushion. A foam dispenser can be moved in a transverse direction as foam is dispensed. A dispersion device can be employed to apply pressure on predetermined areas of the film portions towards each other so as to cause the composition to be redistributed in position in a predetermined manner while the composition is in a less than fully expanded state. The plastic film can then be sealed closed to form an expanding foam cushion that can be placed into a shipping carton where the cushion expands to fill void space, or into a mold where the cushion expands and is molded into a desired shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: SEALED AIR CORPORATION (US)
    Inventors: Charles R. Sperry, Suzanne M. Scott, Dennis F. McNamara, JR., Vincent A. Piucci, JR., Michael J. Schamel
  • Publication number: 20120148713
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for cooking food, such as meat, protein, vegetable, or soup is disclosed. In one embodiment, the food items are supplied in a flexible polymer package that can withstand the temperature needed to cook the item. The cooking apparatus has two cooking surfaces in the form of heated platens. These platens come together to simultaneously contact both sides of the food item. The cooking apparatus further includes a controller, configured to prepare the food using various control system algorithms. The apparatus cooks the food item from both sides to affect rapid and even cooking. It uses a combination of temperature, time, food thickness, platen force and a cooking code that is unique for each food type. The control system algorithm uses some or all of these parameters to determine precisely when the food item is cooked correctly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: CRYOVAC, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph E. Owensby, Charles R. Sperry, Dennis F. McNamara, Stephen D. Smith, Suzanne M. Scott, Vincent A. Piucci
  • Patent number: 8182254
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for making a foam-in-place cushion in which a foam-forming composition is dispensed between two plastic film portions in a predetermined fashion to selectively control the distribution of the foam in the cushion. A foam dispenser can be moved in a transverse direction as foam is dispensed. A dispersion device can be employed to apply pressure on predetermined areas of the film portions towards each other so as to cause the composition to be redistributed in position in a predetermined manner while the composition is in a less than fully expanded state. The plastic film can then be sealed closed to form an expanding foam cushion that can be placed into a shipping carton where the cushion expands to fill void space, or into a mold where the cushion expands and is molded into a desired shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Sealed Air Corporation (US)
    Inventors: Charles R. Sperry, Suzanne M. Scott, Dennis F. McNamara, Jr., Vincent A. Piucci, Jr., Michael J. Schamel
  • Publication number: 20120080133
    Abstract: A heat-seal device generally includes a heat source, a thermal conductor, which encapsulates at least a portion of the heat source and is capable of transferring heat from the heat source, and a thermal insulator, which substantially surrounds the thermal conductor but leaves a portion thereof exposed, the exposed portion of the thermal conductor providing a heat-seal contact surface, which is adapted to be brought into contact with a material to be sealed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: Sealed Air Corporation (US)
    Inventors: Vincent A. Piucci, JR., Michael J. Schamel
  • Publication number: 20120078673
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a dynamic queueing and management system. The system utilizes the desired completion time in determining where to place new orders into the queue of orders to be fulfilled. If the desired completion time changes, the position of the corresponding order is adjusted within the queue. In some embodiments, the desired completion time is determined based on the location of the customer, either within the store or en route to the store. The queueing and management system may also separate the order input function from the order fulfillment and delivery functions. This may optimize each part of the process and allow faster service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventors: John Koke, Stephen D. Smith, Charles R. Sperry, Vincent A. Piucci
  • Patent number: 8136990
    Abstract: The invention is an inflatable mailer having a liner that can be inflated at the point of use. The liner includes a series of inflatable chambers that are in fluid communication with a common channel. A controlled volume of gas is disposed in the liner. The gas is sufficient to inflate the common channel but is not sufficient to appreciably inflate the inflatable chambers. As a result, the inflatable mailer is in a relatively compact state. The invention includes an apparatus for inflating the mailer. The apparatus includes a nip for moving the controlled volume of gas into the common channel; an inflation nozzle adapted to pierce the inflated common channel and introduce a second portion of gas into the liner until the liner is inflated to a desired level; and a sealing device to seal the inflated liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Sealed Air Corporation (US)
    Inventors: Vincent A. Piucci, Michael J. Schamel, Walter C. Sadakierski
  • Publication number: 20120012466
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter comprises a method and system for producing cleaning and/or sanitizing solutions using a replaceable cartridge system. Particularly, the consumables needed to electrochemically or chemically produce the cleaning and/or sanitizing solutions can be supplied in a cartridge in a quantity measured to last for the chosen design life of the cartridge. Alternatively, the cartridge can comprise cleaning and/or sanitizing precursors that can be pre-prepared and supplied in a highly concentrated form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: SEALED AIR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Charles R. Sperry, Vincent A. Piucci, JR., Stephen D. Smith, Suzanne M. Scott, Dennis F. McNamara, JR., John Koke
  • Publication number: 20110305810
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for cooking food, such as meat, protein, vegetable, or soup is disclosed. In one embodiment, the food items are supplied in a flexible polymer package that can withstand the temperature needed to cook the item. The cooking apparatus has two cooking surfaces in the form of heated platens, which may be arranged in a vertical orientation. These platens come together to simultaneously contact both sides of the food item. The cooking apparatus further includes a controller, configured to prepare the food using various control system algorithms. The apparatus cooks the food item from both sides to affect rapid and even cooking. It uses a combination of temperature, time, food thickness, platen force and a cooking code that is unique for each food type. The control system algorithm uses some or all of these parameters to determine precisely when the food item is cooked correctly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: CRYOVAC, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph E. Owensby, Vincent A. Piucci, Charles R. Sperry, Dennis F. McNamara, Stephen D. Smith, Suzanne M. Scott
  • Publication number: 20110167772
    Abstract: A heat-seal device generally includes a heat source, a thermal conductor, which encapsulates at least a portion of the heat source and is capable of transferring heat from the heat source, and a thermal insulator, which substantially surrounds the thermal conductor but leaves a portion thereof exposed, the exposed portion of the thermal conductor providing a heat-seal contact surface, which is adapted to be brought into contact with a material to be sealed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventors: Vincent A. Piucci, JR., Michael J. Schamel
  • Publication number: 20100043353
    Abstract: The invention is an inflatable mailer having a liner that can be inflated at the point of use. The liner includes a series of inflatable chambers that are in fluid communication with a common channel. A controlled volume of gas is disposed in the liner. The gas is sufficient to inflate the common channel but is not sufficient to appreciably inflate the inflatable chambers. As a result, the inflatable mailer is in a relatively compact state. The invention includes an apparatus for inflating the mailer. The apparatus includes a nip for moving the controlled volume of gas into the common channel; an inflation nozzle adapted to pierce the inflated common channel and introduce a second portion of gas into the liner until the liner is inflated to a desired level; and a sealing device to seal the inflated liner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Inventors: Vincent A. Piucci, Michael J. Schamel, Walter C. Sadakierski
  • Patent number: 7641459
    Abstract: A molding system for foam-in-bag cushions comprises a mold defining a mold cavity, an air plenum separate from the mold cavity, a plurality of air passages that connect the mold cavity to the air plenum, and at least one port connected to the air plenum. The mold cavity has an open side and the mold includes a door that is movable between a closed position closing the open side of the mold cavity and an open position allowing a cushion to enter and exit through the open side. The system further comprises a pneumatic vacuum/blowout system connected with the at least one port. The vacuum/blowout system comprises a vacuum source, an air tank containing pressurized air, and a vacuum/blowout valve structured and arranged to alternately couple the at least one port either to the vacuum source or to the air tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Sealed Air Corporation (US)
    Inventors: Charles R . Sperry, Vincent A. Piucci, Jr., Michael J. Schamel