Patents by Inventor Carmine Cuneo

Carmine Cuneo 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: 20200400142
    Abstract: A variable mechanical lubricant pump provides a pressurized lubricant for an internal combustion engine. The lubricant pump includes a delivery port which is fluidically connected to the engine, a control ring which shifts between a maximum and a minimum eccentricity position, a pump rotor having slidable vanes which rotate in the control ring, a control ring preload spring which pushes the control ring into the maximum eccentricity position, a hydraulic control chamber which pushes the control ring into the minimum eccentricity position, a pressure galley pump port fluidically connected to the engine, and an overpressure valve fluidically associated with the delivery port. The pressure gallery pump port charges the hydraulic control chamber with a gallery pressure to control a remote gallery pressure of the engine via a control chamber pressure in the hydraulic control chamber. The overpressure valve opens if an applied lubricant pressure exceeds a predefined maximum pressure limit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: PIERBURG PUMP TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: CARMINE CUNEO, MASSIMILIANO LAZZERINI
  • Publication number: 20200256335
    Abstract: A variable lubricant vane pump includes a pump housing, a shiftable control ring, a rotatable pump rotor, a control ring preload spring which preloads and pushes the control ring into a high eccentricity direction, a hydraulic safety control chamber which moves the control ring against the control ring preload spring and which is directly and constantly pressurized with a pressurized lubricant having a pump outlet pressure, a separate hydraulic adjustment control chamber which moves the control ring against the control ring preload spring and which is selectively pressurized with the pressurized lubricant having an over-atmospheric pressure, an electric adjustment valve which selectively directs the pressurized lubricant having the over-atmospheric pressure to the separate hydraulic adjustment control chamber, and a calibrated hydraulic channel which directly connects the separate hydraulic adjustment control chamber with atmospheric pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: PIERBURG PUMP TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventor: CARMINE CUNEO
  • Publication number: 20190293069
    Abstract: A mechanical lubricant pump includes a control ring which shifts between a maximum and a minimum eccentricity position, the control ring having a circumference with anti-spring and pro-spring hydraulic surfaces, a pump rotor having slidable vanes which rotate in the control ring, a preload spring which pushes the control ring into the maximum eccentricity position, a hydraulic pilot chamber which pushes the control ring into the minimum eccentricity position, a hydraulic pressure control circuit which controls a gallery pressure by regulating a pilot chamber pressure, and a hydraulic outlet chamber which surrounds a part of the circumference. The hydraulic pilot chamber is charged with a pump outlet pressure or with the gallery pressure of an engine. The hydraulic outlet chamber is charged with the pump outlet pressure and is connected to the pump outlet for a pressurized lubricant. The anti-spring hydraulic surface is larger than the counter-acting pro-spring hydraulic surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: PIERBURG PUMP TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventor: CARMINE CUNEO
  • Publication number: 20160290335
    Abstract: A variable displacement lubricant pump includes a control ring, a pump rotor with radially-slidable vanes which rotate in the control ring, and a pressure control system to control a lubricant discharge pressure. The pressure control system includes a pressure control chamber which pushes the control ring into a high pumping volume direction, a pilot chamber which pushes the control ring into a low pumping volume direction, and a pressure control valve which controls a pressure in the pressure control chamber. The pressure control valve comprises a control port connected to the pressure control chamber, a control valve body which connects/disconnects the control port to atmospheric pressure, first and second valve chambers arranged at opposite ends of the control valve body, and a fluidic valve control line comprising a discharge valve which discharges the lubricant from the second valve chamber to atmospheric pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: PIERBURG PUMP TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: CARMINE CUNEO, GIACOMO ARMENIO, MASSIMILIANO LAZZERINI
  • Patent number: 9394891
    Abstract: A lubricant pump for pumping a pressurized lubricant to an engine includes a shiftable control ring, a pump rotor, a pump outlet port, a pressure control system and a preload control arrangement. The pressure control system comprises a first pressure control chamber, a first pressure conduit connecting the pump outlet port with the first pressure control chamber, and a pressure control valve. The pressure control valve comprises an outlet port, a control valve cylinder wall comprising a control port connected with the outlet port, a control plunger which opens and closes the control port, an input pressure plunger connected with the control plunger, and a control spring preloading the control plunger into a closed position. The preload control arrangement comprises a preload cylinder, a preload plunger in the preload cylinder supporting a basis of the control spring, a preload cylinder inlet, and a preload control valve controlling a lubricant pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: PIERBURG PUMP TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventor: Carmine Cuneo
  • Patent number: 9133738
    Abstract: A variable displacement lubricant pump providing a pressurized lubricant for an engine includes a control ring. A pump housing comprises a pump rotor with radially slidable vanes which rotate in the control ring. A pressure control chamber pushes the control ring into a low pumping volume direction against a force of a flexible pretensioning element. The pressure control chamber is connected with a pump outlet port via a first pressure conduit. A pretension control unit adjusts discharge pressures of the pressurized lubricant. The pretension control unit comprises a pretension cylinder with a plunger and an outlet opening arranged in a cylinder wall. The plunger is axially moveable and supports the flexible pretensioning element to push the control ring into a high pumping volume direction. The pretension cylinder is connected with the pump outlet port via a second pressure conduit. The outlet opening is connectable to a low-pressure via an electrical pretension control valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: PIERBURG PUMP TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventor: Carmine Cuneo
  • Patent number: 9017041
    Abstract: A variable displacement lubricant pump includes a first plunger which pushes a shiftable control ring into a high pumping volume direction. A pump rotor comprises radially slidable vanes which rotate in the control ring. A pressure control system comprises a first pressure control chamber wherein a first plunger is axially moveable. A first pressure conduit connects a pump outlet port with the first pressure control chamber. A first pressure control valve controls a pressure in the first pressure control chamber. A second pressure control valve between an outlet opening in a side wall of the first pressure control chamber and a low pressure source controls the outlet opening and is a centrifugal valve mechanically connected with the pump rotor which closes at a high rotational speed of the pump rotor. The outlet opening is closed by the first plunger in a low pumping volume position and opened in a high pumping volume position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Pierburg Pump Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Carmine Cuneo, Giacomo Armenio
  • Publication number: 20140030120
    Abstract: A lubricant pump for pumping a pressurized lubricant to an engine includes a shiftable control ring, a pump rotor, a pump outlet port, a pressure control system and a preload control arrangement. The pressure control system comprises a first pressure control chamber, a first pressure conduit connecting the pump outlet port with the first pressure control chamber, and a pressure control valve. The pressure control valve comprises an outlet port, a control valve cylinder wall comprising a control port connected with the outlet port, a control plunger which opens and closes the control port, an input pressure plunger connected with the control plunger, and a control spring preloading the control plunger into a closed position. The preload control arrangement comprises a preload cylinder, a preload plunger in the preload cylinder supporting a basis of the control spring, a preload cylinder inlet, and a preload control valve controlling a lubricant pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2011
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: Pierburg Pump Technology GMBH
    Inventor: Carmine Cuneo
  • Publication number: 20130263815
    Abstract: A variable displacement lubricant pump providing a pressurized lubricant for an engine includes a control ring. A pump housing comprises a pump rotor with radially slidable vanes which rotate in the control ring. A pressure control chamber pushes the control ring into a low pumping volume direction against a force of a flexible pretensioning element. The pressure control chamber is connected with a pump outlet port via a first pressure conduit. A pretension control unit adjusts discharge pressures of the pressurized lubricant. The pretension control unit comprises a pretension cylinder with a plunger and an outlet opening arranged in a cylinder wall. The plunger is axially moveable and supports the flexible pretensioning element to push the control ring into a high pumping volume direction. The pretension cylinder is connected with the pump outlet port via a second pressure conduit. The outlet opening is connectable to a low-pressure via an electrical pretension control valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: PIERBURG PUMP TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventor: Carmine Cuneo
  • Publication number: 20130039790
    Abstract: A variable displacement lubricant pump includes a first plunger which pushes a shiftable control ring into a high pumping volume direction. A pump rotor comprises radially slidable vanes which rotate in the control ring. A pressure control system comprises a first pressure control chamber wherein a first plunger is axially moveable. A first pressure conduit connects a pump outlet port with the first pressure control chamber. A first pressure control valve controls a pressure in the first pressure control chamber. A second pressure control valve between an outlet opening in a side wall of the first pressure control chamber and a low pressure source controls the outlet opening and is a centrifugal valve mechanically connected with the pump rotor which closes at a high rotational speed of the pump rotor. The outlet opening is closed by the first plunger in a low pumping volume position and opened in a high pumping volume position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: PIERBURG PUMP TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Carmine Cuneo, Giacomo Armenio