Patents by Inventor Daniele Bassan

Daniele Bassan 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: 11466490
    Abstract: A hinge of a motor-vehicle mobile part includes a first and a second hinge element mounted articulated with respect to each other about a hinge axis. The second hinge element is articulated to the first hinge element by an articulation portion having two pins defining the hinge axis, and projecting in opposite directions from two sides of the second hinge element. The first hinge element and the second hinge element are obtained by an additive manufacturing technique in an already reciprocally articulated condition, with the pins mounted with clearance within respective articulation seats formed on two flanges of the first hinge element adjacent to the sides of the second hinge element. The hinge also includes two bushing-shaped members, each interposed between one of said two pins and the respective articulation seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: C.R.F. Società Consortile per Azioni
    Inventors: Daniele Bassan, Silvano Sandri, Michele Longo, Stefano Paradiso, Carlo Carcioffi
  • Publication number: 20220250692
    Abstract: A motor-vehicle lattice frame that includes a plurality of structural nodes each having a central body and at least one hollow arm protruding from the central body. The lattice frame also includes a plurality of beam elements connected to each other by means of the hollow protruding arms. The structural nodes are made by an additive manufacturing technique and at least one arm of one of the nodes has an end portion opposite to said central body having a channel shape with an open cavity both at a front end of the arm and along one side of the arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: C.R.F. SOCIETÀ CONSORTILE PER AZIONI
    Inventors: Daniele BASSAN, Silvano SANDRI, Michele LONGO, Stefano PARADISO, Carlo CARCIOFFI
  • Patent number: 11407020
    Abstract: A method for molding a sheet into a motor-vehicle component includes heating the sheet by a kiln, prior to forming the component. The kiln has a main body with a roller shape, having a plurality of sectors extending along a radial direction with respect to a longitudinal axis of the roller body. The sectors are configured to each receive a sheet, so that the main body with a roller shape is arranged to simultaneously carry a plurality of sheets. The kiln includes a plurality of heating elements in said main body with a roller shape and configured to heat only the first portion of the roller body, so that the roller shaped main body is designed to heat the sheets in a differentiated way, particularly at their areas in contact with said first portion of the roller body. The kiln includes at least one electronically-controlled drive motor, arranged to rotate the roller-shaped main body around the longitudinal axis of the kiln, so as to vary the position of the sectors with respect to the inlet and outlet ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: C.R.F. Società Consortile per Azioni
    Inventors: Daniele Bassan, Marco Colosseo
  • Publication number: 20210262732
    Abstract: A method for moulding a sheet into a component of complex shape having areas with different mechanical properties, particularly a motor-vehicle component, includes a first heating step of the sheet carried out by a kiln, prior to forming the component. The kiln has a main body with a roller shape, having a plurality of sectors extending along a radial direction with respect to a longitudinal axis of the roller body. The sectors are configured to each receive a sheet, so that the main body with a roller shape is arranged to simultaneously carry a plurality of sheets. The kiln includes a plurality of heating elements incorporated in the roller-shaped main body, so as to heat the sheets in contact with the roller body. The kiln includes at least one electronically-controlled drive motor, arranged to rotate the roller-shaped main body around the longitudinal axis of the kiln, so as to vary the position of the sectors with respect to the inlet and outlet ports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: C.R.F. Società Consortile per Azioni
    Inventors: Daniele BASSAN, Marco COLOSSEO
  • Publication number: 20210260643
    Abstract: A method for molding a sheet into a motor-vehicle component includes heating the sheet by a kiln, prior to forming the component. The kiln has a main body with a roller shape, having a plurality of sectors extending along a radial direction with respect to a longitudinal axis of the roller body. The sectors are configured to each receive a sheet, so that the main body with a roller shape is arranged to simultaneously carry a plurality of sheets. The kiln includes a plurality of heating elements in said main body with a roller shape and configured to heat only the first portion of the roller body, so that the roller shaped main body is designed to heat the sheets in a differentiated way, particularly at their areas in contact with said first portion of the roller body. The kiln includes at least one electronically-controlled drive motor, arranged to rotate the roller-shaped main body around the longitudinal axis of the kiln, so as to vary the position of the sectors with respect to the inlet and outlet ports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: C.R.F. Società Consortile per Azioni
    Inventors: Daniele BASSAN, Marco COLOSSEO
  • Publication number: 20210032915
    Abstract: A hinge of a motor-vehicle mobile part includes a first and a second hinge element mounted articulated with respect to each other about a hinge axis. The second hinge element is articulated to the first hinge element by an articulation portion having two pins defining the hinge axis, and projecting in opposite directions from two sides of the second hinge element. The first hinge element and the second hinge element are obtained by an additive manufacturing technique in an already reciprocally articulated condition, with the pins mounted with clearance within respective articulation seats formed on two flanges of the first hinge element adjacent to the sides of the second hinge element. The hinge also includes two bushing-shaped members, each interposed between one of said two pins and the respective articulation seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: C.R.F. Società Consortile per Azioni
    Inventors: Daniele BASSAN, Silvano SANDRI, Michele LONGO, Stefano PARADISO, Carlo CARCIOFFI
  • Patent number: 10821495
    Abstract: A component of a vehicle structure is obtained by a hot forming operation on a hybrid panel having a sheet element of light alloy and a sheet of plastic material. The hybrid panel is hot formed by pressing it against a forming surface of a mould element by a pressurized gas or by a second mould element. Following this operation, the hybrid panel assumes a configuration corresponding to the forming surface, whereas the light alloy sheet element and the plastic material sheet constituting the hybrid panel adhere to each other following softening by heat of the plastic material. Before the hot forming step, a surface of said light alloy sheet element which must contact the plastic material sheet is subjected to a roughening treatment, thereby defining surface asperities between which the plastic material of the plastic material sheet is inserted when it is softened by heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: C.R.F. Società Consortile per Azioni
    Inventors: Daniele Bassan, Marco Colosseo
  • Patent number: 10758956
    Abstract: Described herein is a method for rolling metal sheets of variable thickness. The method makes it possible to impress, during rolling, any distribution of areas of increased thickness within a figure corresponding to the plane development of a motor-vehicle component prior to the pressing operation. Impression of the desired distribution of areas of increased thickness envisages simultaneous impression, during rolling, of a further distribution of areas of increased thickness, or compensation areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: C.R.F. Società Consortile per Azioni
    Inventors: Marco Colosseo, Daniele Bassan
  • Patent number: 10471809
    Abstract: Described herein is a structure of a motor-vehicle door including a multi-thickness metal sheet pressed and shaped to define: a hinge area configured for fastening one or more hinges for connection to the body of a motor vehicle; a panel area configured for receiving an upholstery-trim element for the door; and a frame area configured for receiving a window of the door. The above multi-thickness metal sheet has a first thickness in said hinge area, a second thickness in said panel area, and a third thickness in said frame area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: C.R.F. Societa Consortile per Azioni
    Inventors: Marco Colosseo, Daniele Bassan
  • Patent number: 10166592
    Abstract: A method for forming a sheet made of an aluminium alloy into a component of complex shape, particularly a motor-vehicle component, such as an outer panel or an inner frame of a bonnet or a door of a motor-vehicle, provides for blow-forming of the sheet, with the aid of pressurized gas, within a mould. The alloy constituting the sheet does not have superplasticity features and the sheet and/or the mould are heated to a temperature in the order of 400°-450° C. for 5XXX series alloys and 450°-500° C. and over for 6XXX and 7XXX series alloys. The maximum pressure reached by the forming gas is in the order of 20-30 bars and the time required for forming the sheet is between 40 and 150 seconds and therefore is consistent with production rates in the automotive field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: C.R.F. Societa Consortile per Azioni
    Inventors: Marco Colosseo, Daniele Bassan
  • Patent number: 10124397
    Abstract: A method for obtaining a camshaft for an internal-combustion engine having a structure made of a single piece includes obtaining the camshaft by starting from a metal tubular element. The cams are obtained by expanding the tubular element within a die using high-pressure fluid. The tubular element can have an enlarged thickness in portions that are to form the cams. Forming with high-pressure fluid can be obtained using gas or liquid (for example, water or oil) at high pressure, at room temperature or at a higher temperature. The piece obtained is subjected to thermal treatment and to a grinding operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: C.R.F. SOCIETA CONSORTILE PER AZIONI
    Inventors: Marco Colosseo, Daniele Bassan
  • Publication number: 20180009019
    Abstract: A component of a vehicle structure is obtained by a hot forming operation on a hybrid panel having a sheet element of light alloy and a sheet of plastic material. The hybrid panel is hot formed by pressing it against a forming surface of a mould element by a pressurized gas or by a second mould element. Following this operation, the hybrid panel assumes a configuration corresponding to the forming surface, whereas the light alloy sheet element and the plastic material sheet constituting the hybrid panel adhere to each other following softening by heat of the plastic material. Before the hot forming step, a surface of said light alloy sheet element which must contact the plastic material sheet is subjected to a roughening treatment, thereby defining surface asperities between which the plastic material of the plastic material sheet is inserted when it is softened by heat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Daniele BASSAN, Marco COLOSSEO
  • Patent number: 9821365
    Abstract: In a method for manufacturing a camshaft for an internal combustion engine a metal tubular element is expanded within a mold with the aid of a fluid at high pressure fed into the tubular element and with a simultaneous axial compression of the tubular element. The cams of the camshaft are formed in subsequent steps, starting from intermediate cams and ending with end cams. In a first step of the method, the intermediate cams are formed in a first mold. In a subsequent step, the end cams are formed within auxiliary molds which surround, only throughout a predetermined length, end portions of the tubular element which project from the mold which surrounds the already formed intermediate cams. In this subsequent step, the tubular element is compressed axially by axially displacing two clamp members, which grip and surround completely, throughout a predetermined length, the end portions of the tubular element which project outwardly from the auxiliary molds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: C.R.F. Societa Consortile per Azioni
    Inventors: Marco Colosseo, Daniele Bassan
  • Publication number: 20170225547
    Abstract: Described herein is a structure of a motor-vehicle door including a multi-thickness metal sheet pressed and shaped to define: a hinge area configured for fastening one or more hinges for connection to the body of a motor vehicle; a panel area configured for receiving an upholstery-trim element for the door; and a frame area configured for receiving a window of the door. The above multi-thickness metal sheet has a first thickness in said hinge area, a second thickness in said panel area, and a third thickness in said frame area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Marco COLOSSEO, Daniele BASSAN
  • Publication number: 20170225208
    Abstract: Described herein is a method for rolling metal sheets of variable thickness. The method makes it possible to impress, during rolling, any distribution of areas of increased thickness within a figure corresponding to the plane development of a motor-vehicle component prior to the pressing operation. Impression of the desired distribution of areas of increased thickness envisages simultaneous impression, during rolling, of a further distribution of areas of increased thickness, or compensation areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Marco COLOSSEO, Daniele BASSAN
  • Publication number: 20160090487
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coating composition for metal surfaces comprising a polymer matrix and at least first and second functionalized nano-containers dispersed within the matrix and respectively containing active substances different from each other. Each of said first and second functionalized nano-containers defines a volume of nanometric size containing said active substance confined within a porous core and/or a porous shell that, in normal conditions, prevent the direct contact of the active substance with the external environment, while, in predetermined triggering conditions, allow the release of the active substance into external environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Applicant: C.R.F. SOCIETA' CONSORTILE PER AZIONI
    Inventors: Brunetto Martorana, Davide Roncato, Daniele Bassan, Elisa Micucci
  • Publication number: 20150343519
    Abstract: A method for obtaining a camshaft for an internal-combustion engine having a structure made of a single piece includes obtaining the camshaft by starting from a metal tubular element. The cams are obtained by expanding the tubular element within a die using high-pressure fluid. The tubular element can have an enlarged thickness in portions that are to form the cams. Forming with high-pressure fluid can be obtained using gas or liquid (for example, water or oil) at high pressure, at room temperature or at a higher temperature. The piece obtained is subjected to thermal treatment and to a grinding operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2013
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Marco COLOSSEO, Daniele BASSAN
  • Publication number: 20150231685
    Abstract: In a method for manufacturing a camshaft for an internal combustion engine a metal tubular element is expanded within a mould with the aid of a fluid at high pressure fed into the tubular element and with a simultaneous axial compression of the tubular element. The cams of the camshaft are formed in subsequent steps, starting from intermediate cams and ending with end cams. In a first step of the method, the intermediate cams are formed in a first mould. In a subsequent step, the end cams are formed within auxiliary moulds which surround, only throughout a predetermined length, end portions of the tubular element which project from the mould which surrounds the already formed intermediate cams. In this subsequent step, the tubular element is compressed axially by axially displacing two clamp members, which grip and surround completely, throughout a predetermined length, the end portions of the tubular element which project outwardly from the auxiliary moulds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Marco Colosseo, Daniele Bassan
  • Publication number: 20150231686
    Abstract: A method for forming a sheet made of an aluminium alloy into a component of complex shape, particularly a motor-vehicle component, such as an outer panel or an inner frame of a bonnet or a door of a motor-vehicle, provides for blow-forming of the sheet, with the aid of pressurized gas, within a mould. The alloy constituting the sheet does not have superplasticity features and the sheet and/or the mould are heated to a temperature in the order of 400°-450° C. for 5XXX series alloys and 450°-500° C. and over for 6XXX and 7XXX series alloys. The maximum pressure reached by the forming gas is in the order of 20-30 bars and the time required for forming the sheet is between 40 and 150 seconds and therefore is consistent with production rates in the automotive field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Marco Colosseo, Daniele Bassan