Patents by Inventor William A. Luciano

William A. Luciano 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: 20200160647
    Abstract: The present system incorporates mobile computing devices to play games, such as electronic pull-tabs, in a plurality of venues, each having a local wireless network. Each network communicates with a central system that generates decks of game outcomes and associated awards. All wagers and awards for each game are tracked on the central system, which also provides each game award and associated outcome from a deck stored on the central system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: JOHN F. ACRES, WARREN WHITE, MARK N. DAILEY, WILLIAM DALE HERMANSEN, ANTHONY MORELLI, ALEX WHITE, CYRUS A. LUCIANO, JOHN G. SCHMITZ, ANDREW KING, PATRICK B. FERGUSON
  • Patent number: 10590569
    Abstract: A structure for use in industrial fabrics such as paper machine clothing and engineered fabrics is disclosed. The structure includes axially and radially elastic hollow members, and relatively inelastic yarns in various patterns. The structure has a high degree of both compressibility under an applied normal load and excellent recovery (resiliency or spring back) upon removal of that load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Robert A. Hansen, Bjorn Rydin, William Luciano
  • Patent number: 10586428
    Abstract: The present system incorporates mobile computing devices to play games, such as electronic pull-tabs, in a plurality of venues, each having a local wireless network. Each network communicates with a central system that generates decks of game outcomes and associated awards. All wagers and awards for each game are tracked on the central system, which also provides each game award and associated outcome from a deck stored on the central system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: PATENT INVESTMENT & LICENSING COMPANY
    Inventors: John F. Acres, Warren White, Mark N. Dailey, William Dale Hermansen, Anthony Morelli, Alex White, Cyrus A. Luciano, John G. Schmitz, Andrew King, Patrick B. Ferguson
  • Patent number: 10493329
    Abstract: A golf ball tracking system and method is described. The golf ball tracking system includes a golf ball and a stationary time of flight receiver. The golf ball includes a memory, a logic component, an antenna and a battery. The memory stores a unique identifier associated with the golf ball. The logic component is electrically coupled to the memory. The antenna is electrically coupled to the logic component. The battery is electrically coupled to the logic component, antenna and memory. The battery powers the transmission of the unique identifier using the antenna at one or more frequencies. The stationary time of flight (ToF) receiver configured to receive the unique identifier transmitted by the golf ball. The unique identifier communicated to the ToF receiver at a frequency that tracks the location of the golf ball along a ball path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: EDGE TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Robert A. Luciano, Jr., William K. Bertram, Warren R. White
  • Patent number: 8225821
    Abstract: A connecting element for use in an industrial fabric. The connecting element includes a center portion and a plurality of lobes extending therefrom. The industrial fabric may be a spiral link fabric. The connecting element deforms under compression or tension reducing the fabric thickness and permeability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Breuer, Jesus Perez, William Luciano
  • Publication number: 20100129597
    Abstract: A structure for use in industrial fabrics such as paper machine clothing and engineered fabrics is disclosed. The structure includes axially and radially elastic hollow members, and relatively inelastic yarns in various patterns. The structure has a high degree of both compressibility under an applied normal load and excellent recovery (resiliency or spring back) upon removal of that load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Inventors: Robert A. Hansen, Bjorn Rydin, William Luciano
  • Publication number: 20060005936
    Abstract: The invention provides a connecting element for use in an industrial fabric. The connecting element includes a center portion and a plurality of lobes extending therefrom. The industrial fabric may be a spiral link fabric. The connecting element deforms under compression or tension reducing the fabric thickness and permeability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Publication date: January 12, 2006
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Breuer, Jesus Perez, William Luciano
  • Patent number: 6887323
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method of reducing density in an ammonium nitrate product. The method comprises providing a gas generating agent in the form of a water-insoluble solid compound capable of generating gas by chemical reaction and providing an ammonium nitrate product. The water-insoluble solid gas generating agent is introduction into the ammonium nitrate product under conditions causing gas generation by the gas generating agent in the ammonium nitrate product. The ammonium nitrate product is particulated to form a particulated prilled ammonium nitrate product with reduced density. The invention also relates to a particulated ammonium nitrate product produced by this method and to the use of a gas generating agent in the form of a water-insoluble solid compound reduce density in a particulate ammonium nitrate product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Assignee: Sasol Chemistry Industries Limited
    Inventors: Jacobus Breedt, Hugh Albert Sandry Stephens, William Luciano Spiteri, Edwin Bals
  • Patent number: 6786243
    Abstract: An industrial fabric of the variety used in the papermaking and similar industries has machine-direction (MD) yarns and cross-machine-direction (CD) yarns, which may be interwoven with one another to form a woven structure. The industrial fabric includes, as at least some of the MD and/or CD yarns, sheath/core yarns which have a core yarn surrounded by a sheath. The core yarn and the sheath are visually distinguishable by the naked eye from one another, such as by color, so that wear on a surface of the industrial fabric can be monitored visually during its operating life by the visual change that would become apparent when the sheath is worn away from the core yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Michael G. Moriarty, William A. Luciano
  • Publication number: 20030226611
    Abstract: An industrial fabric of the variety used in the papermaking and similar industries has machine-direction (MD) yarns and cross-machine-direction (CD) yarns, which may be interwoven with one another to form a woven structure. The industrial fabric includes, as at least some of the MD and/or CD yarns, sheath/core yarns which have a core yarn surrounded by a sheath. The core yarn and the sheath are visually distinguishable by the naked eye from one another, such as by color, so that wear on a surface of the industrial fabric can be monitored visually during its operating life by the visual change that would become apparent when the sheath is worn away from the core yarn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2002
    Publication date: December 11, 2003
    Inventors: Michael G. Moriarty, William A. Luciano
  • Patent number: 6158576
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to endless belts and fabrics for use in a process control loop which can be used in the production of the products specified in the specification. The belt is provided with means for emitting electromagnetic radiation upon excitation by an energy source. That is, the belt is provided with a sensor which emits electromagnetic radiation when excited by an energy source, such as an external one that is directed at the belt. A sensor is comprised of an electromagnetic radiation emitting compound dispersed within a matrix. The sensor may also contain a scattering material. The sensor can take the form of a filamentary material, coating or film that can then be incorporated on or in the belt. In operation, energy emitted from an energy source is directed at the belt. Upon excitation of the sensor by the energy, the sensor emits electromagnetic radiation, which is detected by a detector located nearby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Dana Burton Eagles, William A. Luciano, Jeffrey Scott Denton, David A. Dunn
  • Patent number: 5829488
    Abstract: A dryer fabric for use in a dryer section having a closed transfer in a papermaking machine. The dryer fabric has a structure of woven threads with one side, called the paper side, being adapted to support and abut against a paper web in the dryer section. At least some of the threads contacting against the paper web are hydrophilic, thereby providing for adhesion between the dryer fabric and the paper web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Lars Fagerholm, William A. Luciano
  • Patent number: 4574435
    Abstract: The use of a spiral seam construction to join together the ends of a flat woven papermaker's felt having flat monofilament lengthwise yarns of a synthetic, polymeric resin improves the resistance of the seam to flex fatigue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1986
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: William A. Luciano, Mary Cosciani
  • Patent number: 4369081
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a laminated foam-fabric endless belt is disclosed. A foam strip is joined endless and then stretched over an endless substrate fabric. A layer of batting is needled into the foam and substrate fabric to form an integral laminated belt. Several layers of batting may be applied to increase the weight of the belt to a desired level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1983
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas H. Curry, William A. Luciano
  • Patent number: 4357386
    Abstract: The disclosure is of a composite papermakers felt made up of a textile base layer, an intermediate layer of polymeric resin foam particles and a covering layer of non-woven staple fibers. The felt is useful in the wet press section of a papermaking machine. The disclosure is also of a method of manufacturing the felt of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1982
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: William A. Luciano, Steven S. W. Yook