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Discharge/recirculation system for household appliances

The present invention relates to a discharge/recirculation system (1) for electric household appliances, comprising: a single pump assembly (10); which is selectively configurable to pump water from an intake path (7) either to a discharge path (8a) leading to the drains or to said recirculation path leading (8b) leading back to the washing chamber.. . ... Unico Inc

Pipe for conveying abrasive materials such as concrete, apparatus and method for producing said pipe

Method and apparatus for producing a curved tubular segment comprising obtaining a curved external tubular element and a curved internal tubular element made of a material having a resistance to wear greater than that of the curved external tubular element and having a cross section such as to cover at least part of the internal surface of the curved external tubular element. It provides the insertion of the curved internal tubular element inside the curved external tubular element after heating the latter by means of a heating unit. ... Unico Inc

Container handling machine and method

The invention relates to a container handling machine (1) having at least one operative unit (18) comprising first support means (21) to support a base (12) of a filled and closed container (3), second support means (24) cooperating with an end (17) of the container (3) opposite the base (12), a plunger (31) selectively moved along its axis (e) to perform a deformation operation on the base (12) of the container (3) from a first swollen configuration to a second inwardly-retracted configuration, and actuator means (35) selectively activated to move the plunger (31) along its axis (e) between a first position, detached from the base (12) of the container (3), and a second position, in which the plunger (31) defines the second configuration of the base (12); the machine (1) further comprises a control unit (41) configured to selectively activate the actuator means (35) for moving the plunger (31) along its axis (e); the second support means (24) are maintained at a constant distance from the first support means (21) during the deformation operation; the control unit (41) comprises measuring means (42) for measuring the maximum deforming force (f) exerted by the plunger (31) on the base (12) of the container (3) during the deformation operation in order to determine whether the container (3) is correctly filled.. . ... Unico Inc

Apparatus for cooking food products

An apparatus for cooking food products, comprising a main body, a containing chamber suitable to contain a cooking liquid, an exit element of the cooking liquid from said containing chamber, and a removal device.. . ... Unico Inc

Closing device for an apparatus for cooking food products

A closing device able to be associated with a cooking apparatus of the type where the food product is totally or partly immersed in a cooking liquid, for example a deep fryer, with a main body defining an internal chamber and with a mouth to which a tube to discharge the cooking liquid is coupled. The closing device comprises at least one insert which can be selectively associated with an end open toward the outside of the discharge tube, a closing element which can be selectively associated with the insert, and a gasket interposed between the insert and the closing element.. ... Unico Inc

Bi-helical toothed wheel with variable helix angle and non-encapsulating tooth profile for hydraulic gear apparatuses

The invention relates to a bi-helical toothed wheel (1) with non-encapsulating profile (4) for hydraulic gear apparatuses (2), of the type bound to a support shaft (5) to form a driving or driven wheel of said hydraulic apparatus and comprising a plurality of teeth (6) extended with variable helix angle with continuous function in the longitudinal direction, wherein the teeth profile (4) keeps a shape continuity in each cross section thereof. More particularly, each tooth of the toothed wheel is longitudinally split in three zones: initial (a), central (b) and terminal (c) zones, and the central zone (b) has a variable helix angle, while the initial (a) and terminal (c) zones have a constant helix angle. ... Unico Inc

Drive assembly for a manually driven vehicle with an electric auxiliary drive, method for regulating a drive assembly of this type, and use

The present invention relates to a drive assembly (10) for a manually driven vehicle (80), in particular a bicycle or a pedelec, with an electric auxiliary drive (24), wherein the drive assembly (10) has a first drive shaft (12) for a manual drive and a rotor (20) of the electric auxiliary drive (24), and wherein the first drive shaft (12) and the rotor (20) of the electric auxiliary drive (24) are coupled to a common drive element (29), wherein the first drive shaft (12) and the rotor (20) of the electric auxiliary drive (24) are coupled to the drive element (29) by means of a harmonic drive (25), wherein the harmonic drive (25) has an outer sleeve (28) with an internal toothing system (62) and a deformable inner sleeve (26) with an external toothing system (64) and a shaft generator (27), wherein the shaft generator (27) is at least indirectly connected fixedly to the rotor (20) of the electric auxiliary drive (24) so as to rotate with it, wherein the deformable inner sleeve (26) is at least indirectly connected fixedly to the first drive shaft (12). . ... Unico Inc

Machine body for a wheel servicing apparatus with display support unit

A machine body for a wheel servicing apparatus includes a casing a display support unit configured to support a display unit, such as a touchscreen unit, that is connectable with a processing unit of the wheel servicing apparatus. The display support unit is movably arranged at the casing to provide a first position in which a display front surface of the display unit attachable to the display support unit is visible to a user, and a second position in which a display front surface of the display unit attachable to the display support unit is shielded from the outside such that the display front surface is not visible to the user.. ... Unico Inc

Container with a stirrer device for fluid products

A container is disclosed with a stirrer device suitable to be installed on machines for dispensing fluid products. The container comprises a tank with a particular configuration defined by two cylinders each having a respective longitudinal axis, wherein the distance between two of the longitudinal axes is less than the diameter of a cylinder, and in which two stirrer units are comprised, coaxial to the cylinders of the tank. ... Unico Inc

Double-chamber piston pump for the distribution of fluid products

A piston pump is disclosed suitable to be installed on machines for dispensing fluid products, comprising a jacket, a piston device mobile with alternate motion inside said jacket and comprising a rod and a head. The pump also comprises a pipe for fluids to enter and a pipe for fluids to exit, said pipes being disposed on the same side of the jacket and on opposite sides with respect to the piston device.. ... Unico Inc

Machine and a method for filling containers

A method for handling a container having a longitudinal axis, the method comprising: moving at least one handling unit along a path; feeding the container to the at least one handling unit to be retained and advanced along the path; filling the container with a pourable product by activating a filling device of the at least one handling unit; pressurizing the container via a pressurization circuit of the filling device as the container is advanced along the path; and applying a label to an outer surface of the container after pressurizing the container but before filling the container with the pourable product.. . ... Unico Inc

Method for mounting a tyre on a rim or demounting a tyre from a rim and apparatus therefore

The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for mounting a tyre on a rim or demounting a tyre from a rim. The method includes the steps of rotating the wheel (tyre/rim assembly) by an electric motor about an axis, checking the current consumption of the electric motor during the mounting and demounting operation, and continuously and automatically adjusting a specific combination of torque and speed of the electric motor during the mounting/demounting operation. ... Unico Inc

Apparatus for the proportioned feed of coffee beans

Apparatus for the proportioned feed of coffee beans includes a separator proportioner unit configured to measure out the coffee beans in individual measures; an incremental weighing unit configured to weigh a quantity of coffee beans proportioned by the separator proportioner unit; and a control card configured to receive a weight signal from the incremental weighing unit and calculate the weight of the proportioned coffee beans.. . ... Unico Inc

Modular architecture optimized for making microsatellites

The present invention concerns a method for making a microsatellite, comprising providing: modules of a first type configured to house electronic boards of a microsatellite; modules of a second type configured to house devices and systems of a microsatellite; and modules of a third type comprising first and second interface means configured to be coupled to a launch vehicle and to external appendages of a microsatellite, respectively; said modules of a third type being designed to cause a body of a microsatellite to have a predefined height; wherein all the modules of the first, second and third types are configured to be stacked regardless of the type. The method further comprises making a body of a microsatellite by stacking modules of different types, wherein the stacked modules include at least one module of the second type and at least one module of the third type.. ... Unico Inc

12/21/17 / #20170360060

Machine for the production of ice-cream and heat exchange device used in said machine

Machine for the production of ice-cream, provided with a support body inside which a container for ingredients can be removably inserted, and a cooling circuit comprising an evaporator. The evaporator consists of at least one or more coils and a support casing defining an internal surface and an external surface on which the one or more coils adhere. ... Unico Inc

12/07/17 / #a device for feeding items to a sorting machine, including: a conveyor plane (26) for feeding items or parcels along an advancement direction (a1); an optical detection device (18), to allow the acquisition, while the items are in motion on the conveyor plane (26) of the three-dimensional coordinates of a determined number of points on the surface of the items and to organize them into coordinate vectors; a manipulator (19) provided to pick the items from the conveyor plane (26) and to place the items picked in a desired position; a control system, provided to process, for each item in motion on the conveyor plane (26), the coordinate vectors in order to obtain a three-dimensional representation of the item, including the information based on which the control system handles the manipulator for picking and placing the items.
11/16/17 / #20170327251

Passive device designed to facilitate demise of a space system during re-entry into the earth's atmosphere

Space system comprising a structure formed by structure components, an on-board equipment carried by the structure, and a passive device designed to facilitate demise of the space system during re-entry into the earth's atmosphere. The passive device comprises connecting members designed to stably connect the structure components. ... Unico Inc

10/05/17 / #20170287257

Personalized selector device of substances to obtain and optimize mixtures able to generate beverages and connected method

A device to produce personalized mixtures of substances intended to obtain and optimize beverages for a specific individual or user, includes a plurality of containers of basic substances, at least a measuring device and management and control means. The device is associated to the management and control means configured to carry out instructions regarding personalized formulas that express univocal sensory profiles or profiles functional to the specific needs of a specific individual or user.. ... Unico Inc

10/05/17 / #20170284119

Anti-seismic support for warehouses and load-bearing structure with such support

An anti-seismic device (1) for load-bearing structures or machines for example automated warehouses, comprises at least one supporting foot (3) suitable for being fixed to a load-bearing structure of the automated warehouse. The supporting foot (3) is configured for resting and sliding on a support and sliding surface (5), so as to allow relative movement of the automated warehouse with respect to the support and sliding surface (5). ... Unico Inc

08/31/17 / #20170247219

Method for implementing a correct winding of a wire on a spool

A method for implementing a correct winding of a wire on a spool. The method is characterized in that it comprises a step for calculating the angular speed of a motor displacing a wire dispensing device according to the wire winding pitch and according to the pulling error, detected in relation to a given pre-set set-point and to a tolerance value, in order to determine the presence of a possible “valley error”, or of a possible “peak error”. ... Unico Inc

07/13/17 / #20170198921

Door for apparatus to cook and/or heat food and corresponding production method

Door for apparatus to cook and/or heat food, that comprises at least a perimeter frame and two panels, located distanced and facing each other and delimited externally by said at least one perimeter frame, so as to form a closed chamber, at least one of the two panels being co-molded with the at least one perimeter frame.. . ... Unico Inc

06/22/17 / #20170174736

Long-acting recombinant human follicle-stimulating hormone-fc fusion protein

Recombinant fc fusion proteins of human follicle-stimulating hormone (hfsh) with in vivo biological activities comparable to those of human follicle-stimulating hormone are disclosed. A recombinant hfsh-fc fusion protein comprises β subunit of hfsh (hfsh β), ctp, α subunit of hfsh (hfsh α), a flexible peptide linker, and human igg2 fe variant (vigg2fc). ... Unico Inc

06/15/17 / #20170166429

Machine and method for filling containers with pourable product

A filling machine for filling containers with a pourable product, comprising: a product tank containing the pourable product and a first gas maintained at a first pressure value; at least one dosing tank containing a second gas; a first pressurizing device configured to selectively pressurize the second gas in the at least one dosing tank to a second pressure value, that is lower than the first pressure value; a controller configured to: set the second valve in an open configuration after the at least one dosing tank has been pressurized to the second pressure value; and set the second valve in the closed configuration as the pressure detected by the sensor in the at least one dosing tank reaches a third pressure value corresponding to a predetermined volume of the pourable product in the dosing tank.. . ... Unico Inc

05/18/17 / #20170140885

Rotary switch suitable for use in adverse environmental conditions

A rotary switch fitted with signalling means to provide a visual indication of the operating condition of an actuator device, comprising a switch body made of metal or coated externally in metal and a cover is provided. The cover may be joined to close the switch body by means of a plurality of attachment screws in metal or externally coated in metal, each housed in seats arranged in the cover and in the switch body. ... Unico Inc

05/11/17 / #20170129759

Container filling machine with weighing device and weighing method

The present disclosure is directed to a machine for filling at least one container with a pourable product. The machine includes a conveyor; at least one filling unit configured to engage the at least one container; and a weighing device coupled to the at least one filling unit and configured to provide weighing information related to a weight of the at least one container during a filling operation. ... Unico Inc

05/04/17 / #20170121112

An automated warehouse with a laser targeting system

An automated warehouse (1) comprises a plurality of drawers (2), each drawer comprising a plurality of housing zones (3) each adapted to receive an item (a). The warehouse also comprises moving means configured for moving a drawer (2) between a rest position in which it is stored in a respective housing seat (5) and an access portion (6), and vice versa. ... Unico Inc

05/04/17 / #20170120358

Method for finishing hardened gears

Method for finishing hardened gears comprising: a first dry removal step of a first stock amount by means of a first cutting tool with defined cutting edges; and a second dry removal step of a second stock amount by means of a second cutting tool with non defined cutting edges.. . ... Unico Inc

05/04/17 / #20170119179

Rotatable display

A rotatable display for containing an article including a coin. The rotatable display can include an article receptacle for holding the article, which can be easily rotated by a user. ... Unico Inc

04/20/17 / #20170107979

Tandem motor linear rod pump

A tandem motor linear rod pumping apparatus for imparting reciprocating, substantially-vertical motion to a pump rod for a sucker-rod pump. The tandem motor linear rod pumping apparatus includes first and second linear mechanical actuator systems disposed in a single housing. ... Unico Inc

04/20/17 / #20170106577

Plant and method for making continuous elastic yarns made of silicone material and continuous elastic yarn made of silicone material thus obtained

A plant and method for making continuous yarns made of silicone material comprises at least an extrusion station, into which the material is introduced in an amorphous condition, and extrusion means which cause the material to exit from the extrusion station along an extrusion axis. The plant also comprises a vulcanization station, located downstream of the extrusion station, at a determinate distance therefrom, in which the continuous yarn is vulcanized in a direction of treatment. ... Unico Inc

04/20/17 / #20170105552

Rotatable display

A rotatable display for containing an article including a coin. The rotatable display can include an article receptacle for holding the article, which can be easily rotated by a user. ... Unico Inc

03/16/17 / #20170079090

Electric apparatus for cooking and/or heating food

Electric apparatus for cooking and/or heating food includes a chamber to receive food, electric heating elements associated with said chamber, at least one temperature sensor to measure a temperature in the chamber, and a temperature control device provided with a control and power supply unit configured to receive the temperature measured by the sensor and compare it with a desired temperature in a central zone of the chamber. The temperature control device may also comprise at least one estimator filter configured to receive at entrance: the temperature detected, the actual power supplied to the electric heating elements by said control unit and the data relating to previous temperature estimations and able to supply at exit an estimated temperature, wherein said control unit is configured to use the estimated temperature transmitted by the estimator filter to establish the correct mean power to be supplied by the electric heating elements.. ... Unico Inc

03/16/17 / #20170074528

Cooling dryer for compressed air and corresponding method

Dryer for compressed air including at least one cooling unit (28), able to cool a refrigerant fluid circulating in at least one drying unit (22), provided with an air inlet (11) and an air outlet (13) and also comprising at least one circuit (18) inside which air to be treated circulates from said air inlet (11) to said air outlet (13). The dryer for compressed air comprises, along the circuit (18), at least one cooling apparatus (12), configured to cool the compressed air to positive temperatures, a few degrees above zero and near to freezing temperature, and at least one freezing apparatus (14), disposed downstream of the cooling apparatus (12) and configured to cool the compressed air to abundantly negative values.. ... Unico Inc

03/16/17 / #20170074080

Subterranean pump with pump cleaning mode

A method to dislodge debris from a pump system in which the pump system includes a down-hole pump coupled by a rod string to an above-ground pump actuator, which is coupled to a controller configured to operate the pump system. The method also includes determining that the pump system should begin operating in a pump clean mode, and implementing the pump clean mode configured in the controller. ... Unico Inc

03/09/17 / #20170066031

Method and apparatus for forming profiled articles

An apparatus (40) for forming a profiled article (46) comprises: a forming path (41) through which a blank of deformable material to be formed into the profiled article passes; a pair of complementary and opposing body forming die members (45, 45′) adapted to travel along the forming path (41); and a drive (44, 44′) that facilitates travel of the body forming die members (45, 45′) along the forming path (41), wherein the pair of body forming die members (45, 45′) is adapted to act on the blank of deformable material independently to form a desired profile on the blank. Locating elements (75) that locate the blanks may be provided. ... Unico Inc

02/09/17 / #20170036361

Razor handle

A razor handle that provides maximum control when shaving is disclosed. The handle base may have a rectangular prism or tetrahedral frustum shape, with one unique side surface for each of a user's three fingertips. ... Unico Inc

02/02/17 / #20170029139

Attitude control for agile satellite applications

The present invention relates to attitude control and, in particular, to control of the attitude of a space platform. The space platform may take the form of or be part of a satellite and/or a spacecraft. ... Unico Inc

01/26/17 / #20170023443

Wheel service machine with compact sensing device

The present invention relates to a wheel service machine and a method for servicing a wheel. The wheel service machine, like a tyre changer or a wheel balancer, for servicing a wheel (w), like a vehicle wheel, comprising a rotary mounting including a shaft (s) to which the wheel (w) is mounted, a frame work for carrying at least the rotary mounting and a sensing device mounted to the frame work, for determining geometrical dimensions of the wheel (w), or parts of the wheel (w), the sensing device comprises a carrier element and a first sensing unit for sensing the wheel (w) and computing means for determining the geometrical dimensions of the wheel (w) based on the data received from the sensing device, the first sensing unit being mounted on the carrier element, the wheel service machine further comprises a drive means for enabling a pivotal movement of the sensing device wherein the drive means is a micro stepper motor.. ... Unico Inc

01/26/17 / #20170023442

Communication system for a tyre service machine and measuring unit for being used with such communication system

The present invention relates to communication system for tyre service machine being configured for receiving tyre and/or rim of vehicle wheel rotatably about rotation axis, the communication system comprising at least one processing unit and at least one measuring unit, at least one measuring unit comprising at least one sensor component for measuring at least one property of wheel, processing component for processing data acquired by at least one sensor component and/or for processing input data received from at least one of at least one processing unit, at least one processing unit and at least one measuring unit each comprising data communication component for receiving data from and/or transmitting data to another data communication component. The data communication component of processing unit and data communication components of at least one measuring unit are arranged for communicating wirelessly with each other in accordance with at least one sensor-independent protocol.. ... Unico Inc

01/26/17 / #20170023431

Measuring unit and measuring assembly for measuring unbalance forces

The present invention relates to measuring unit for measuring forces generated by unbalance of rotor mounted on measuring shaft, particularly of vehicle wheel mounted on measuring shaft of wheel balancing machine, the measuring unit comprising stationary frame, first bearing for receiving measuring shaft rotatably about its shaft axis (z), second bearing pivotally supporting first bearing about pivot axis (y) which intersects shaft axis (z) and being supported on stationary frame, first force sensor for measuring forces generated by unbalance of rotating rotor and acting on measuring shaft about pivot axis (y), and second force sensor for measuring forces generated by unbalance of rotating rotor and acting on measuring shaft and on second bearing in direction intersecting shaft axis (z), wherein second bearing and stationary frame are integrally formed of single element as support plate.. . ... Unico Inc

01/19/17 / #20170015519

Method for implementing a correct winding of a wire on a spool

Method for implementing a correct winding of a wire on a spool (100). The method also comprises a step for calculating the angular speed of a motor (43) displacing the wire dispensing device (40) according to the wire winding step and according to the dancer error, detected by a position sensor (35) that provides an analogical signal with respect to a zero position and to a tolerance value, in order to determine the presence of a possible “valley error”, or of a possible “peak error”. ... Unico Inc








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