Patents by Inventor Andrea Arienti

Andrea Arienti 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: 10464541
    Abstract: A braking system for vehicles comprising a pilot pump provided with a manual actuation means, the pilot pump being fluidically connected to a hydraulic actuator device in turn operatively connected to a braking device associated with a wheel of said vehicle, wherein the hydraulic actuator device delimits a first and a second actuation chamber fluidically separated by a movable septum along an axial direction X-X, the first actuation chamber containing fluid pressurized by the pilot pump, the second actuation chamber being filled with fluid under pressure and being provided with a delivery duct fluidically connected to said braking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Freni Brembo S.p.A.
    Inventors: Roberto Arienti, Andrea Odoni, Carlo Cantoni
  • Patent number: 9764809
    Abstract: A device, which is autonomous or which can be associated with another structure, for propulsion in a liquid environment, is described. The device has a bladder body made of a soft material, developing along and around a central longitudinal axis, defining an internal chamber between a dorsal wall and a ventral wall; in the bladder body, an inlet opening and an outlet opening of a liquid in and out of the chamber, arranged at a longitudinal end of the body; and drive means for driving a contraction of the bladder, arranged on the dorsal wall and having a mechanical connection with the ventral to cyclically attract the ventral wall to the dorsal wall, thereby causing a pulsed ejection of a propeller jet from the chamber through the outlet opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO SANT'ANNA
    Inventors: Andrea Arienti, Francesco Giorgio Serchi
  • Patent number: 9314933
    Abstract: A robot having an overall structure inspired by the Octopus vulgaris is described. The robot has soft arms joined in a radial manner to a central support. The soft arms have the capability of lengthening, shortening and wrapping around in a coil-shape manner. The extremely simple movements and coordination of the soft arms are effective because of the interaction between the single actions. For example during locomotion, while some arms act as a support for stability, the others provide for thrusting allowing the robot to advance. Once near the target, some arms provide for stability whereas the others can bend so as to wrap around and transport external entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO SANT'ANNA
    Inventors: Marcello Calisti, Andrea Arienti, Michele Giorelli, Barbara Mazzolai, Cecilia Laschi, Paolo Dario
  • Patent number: 9314923
    Abstract: A robotic limb is described. The robotic limb has a closed tubular casing made of viscoelastic material defining a chamber containing an incompressible fluid. The closed tubular casing has a sheath formed by substantially inextensible intertwined wires. In the chamber there are groups of transverse actuators axially spaced from each other, connected to the sheath and adapted to reversibly contract the closed tubular casing at least partly in the radial direction. The robotic limb also has longitudinal actuators adapted to reversibly contract the closed tubular casing at least partly in the axial direction being connected to each of the groups of transverse actuators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO SANT'ANNA
    Inventors: Matteo Cianchetti, Maurizio Follador, Andrea Arienti, Cecilia Laschi, Barbara Mazzolai, Paolo Dario
  • Publication number: 20150086364
    Abstract: A device, which is autonomous or which can be associated with another structure, for propulsion in a liquid environment is described. The device has a bladder body made of a soft material, developing along and around a central longitudinal axis, defining an internal chamber between a dorsal wall and a ventral wall; in the bladder body, an inlet opening and an outlet opening of a liquid in and out of the chamber, arranged at a longitudinal end of the body; and drive means for driving a contraction of the bladder, arranged on the dorsal wall and having a mechanical connection with the ventral to cyclically attract the ventral wall to the dorsal wall, thereby causing a pulsed ejection of a propeller jet from the chamber through the outlet opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Andrea Arienti, Francesco Giorgio Serchi
  • Publication number: 20140083230
    Abstract: A robot having an overall structure inspired by the Octopus vulgaris is described. The robot has soft arms joined in a radial manner to a central support. The soft arms have the capability of lengthening, shortening and wrapping around in a coil-shape manner. The extremely simple movements and coordination of the soft arms are effective because of the interaction between the single actions. For example during locomotion, while some arms act as a support for stability, the others provide for thrusting allowing the robot to advance. Once near the target, some arms provide for stability whereas the others can bend so as to wrap around and transport external entities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Marcello Calisti, Andrea Arienti, Michele Giorelli, Barbara Mazzolai, Cecilia Laschi, Paolo Dario
  • Publication number: 20130167683
    Abstract: A robotic limb is described. The robotic limb has a closed tubular casing made of viscoelastic material defining a chamber containing an incompressible fluid. The closed tubular casing has a sheath formed by substantially inextensible intertwined wires. In the chamber there are groups of transverse actuators axially spaced from each other, connected to the sheath and adapted to reversibly contract the closed tubular casing at least partly in the radial direction. The robotic limb also has longitudinal actuating means adapted to reversibly contract the closed tubular casing at least partly in the axial direction being connected to each of the groups of transverse actuators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: Matteo Cianchetti, Maurizio Follador, Andrea Arienti, Cecilia Laschi, Barbara Mazzolai, Paolo Dario