Patents by Inventor Enrico Raffone

Enrico Raffone 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: 20220371594
    Abstract: An automotive electronic dynamics control system for an automated motor-vehicle. The electronic dynamics control system is designed to implement two distinct Model Predictive Control (MPC)-based Trajectory Planners comprising a Longitudinal Trajectory Planner designed to compute a planned longitudinal trajectory for the automated motor-vehicle; and a Lateral Trajectory Planner designed to compute a planned lateral trajectory for the automated motor-vehicle. The electronic dynamics control system is further designed to cause the planned longitudinal trajectory to be computed before the planned lateral trajectory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Enrico RAFFONE, Claudio REI, Marco ROSSI
  • Publication number: 20220306113
    Abstract: An automotive active lane change assist designed to cause a motor vehicle to carry out autonomous-driving lane change manoeuvres and to customize the autonomous-driving lane change manoeuvres based on manual-driving lane change habits of a driver of the motor vehicle learnt during one or different manual-driving sessions of the motor vehicle. The automotive active lane change assist is further designed to customize the autonomous-driving lane change manoeuvres based on manual-driving lane change habits of a driver of the motor vehicle by determining one or different autonomous-driving lane change settings for one or different drivers of the motor vehicle and for one or different types or categories of roads along which the motor vehicle can carry out autonomous-driving lane change manoeuvres.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: C.R.F. SOCIETA' CONSORTILE PER AZIONI
    Inventors: Enrico RAFFONE, Claudio REI, Michele BASSO
  • Publication number: 20220169247
    Abstract: An automotive electronic dynamics control system for a motor-vehicle equipped with and automotive automated driving system designed to cause the motor-vehicle to perform low-speed manoeuvres in automated driving. The automotive automated driving system comprises an automotive sensory system designed to detect motor-vehicle-related quantities, and automotive actuators comprising an Electric Power Steering, a Braking System, and a Powertrain. The electronic dynamics control system is designed to implement a Driving Path Planner designed to: receive data representative of static obstacles in the surroundings of the motor-vehicle and representing static space constraints to the motion of the motor-vehicle, and compute, based on the received data, a planned driving path for the motor-vehicle during a low-speed manoeuvre performed in automated driving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: C.R.F. SOCIETA' CONSORTILE PER AZIONI
    Inventors: Giulio BORRELLO, Enrico RAFFONE, Claudio REI, Massimo FOSSANETTI
  • Publication number: 20220161819
    Abstract: An automotive electronic driving speed control system configured to control the driving speed of the motor-vehicle along a recurring path travelled by the motor-vehicle in assisted- or autonomous-driving based on one or more driver-specific driving speed profiles of the motor-vehicle learnt during one or more previous travels of the same path along which the motor-vehicle is manually driven by the specific driver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: C.R.F. SOCIETA' CONSORTILE PER AZIONI
    Inventors: Roberto FEDELI, Enrico RAFFONE, Claudio REI, Massimo FOSSANETTI
  • Publication number: 20220080954
    Abstract: An automotive electronic lateral dynamics control system of an autonomous motor vehicle, comprising a lateral driving path planner designed to plan a lateral driving path of the autonomous motor vehicle and defined by a reference curvature of the autonomous motor vehicle; an automotive electronic driving stability control system designed to control an automotive braking system to apply to the autonomous motor vehicle a yaw torque to hinder a driving instability condition of the autonomous motor vehicle; and an automotive electronic steering control system designed to control an automotive steering system to apply to the autonomous motor vehicle a steering angle or torque to cause the autonomous motor vehicle to follow the lateral driving path planned by the lateral driving path planner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicant: C.R.F. SOCIETA' CONSORTILE PER AZIONI
    Inventors: Enrico RAFFONE, Claudio REI
  • Patent number: 11273828
    Abstract: An automotive electronic preventive active safety system comprising a control module configured to receive data indicative of a current position of a vehicle, of roads and characteristics thereof including road curvature, and of potential driving routes of the motor-vehicle from a current position up to an electronic horizon thereof. If a current speed of the vehicle at the current position is greater than or equal to a driving speed determined by a driving speed profile for the current position, the control module is configured to at least one of: command the motor-vehicle to decelerate to the driving speed determined by the driving speed profile for the current position; and generate a request to a driver of the motor-vehicle to decelerate the motor-vehicle to the driving speed determined by the driving speed profile for the current position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: C.R.F. SOCIETA' CONSORTILE PER AZIONI
    Inventors: Claudio Rei, Enrico Raffone, Massimo Fossanetti
  • Publication number: 20200290597
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling a balance of a moving motor vehicle whose pitching motion when overcoming an unevenness of the road is corrected by means of an acceleration and/or a deceleration of the vehicle by a value correlated to a level of unevenness of the road. The level of unevenness is detected by monitoring the road ahead of the moving vehicle and the pitching motion is predictively corrected based on such monitoring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Giovanni GABIATI, Massimo GRILLO, Michele IELUZZI, Pier Paolo PARAVIZZINI, Nicola POERIO, Enrico RAFFONE
  • Patent number: 10710629
    Abstract: A steerable, self-propelled vehicle includes a rotatable steering column that is connected to control the steering angle of one or more ground-engaging members of the vehicle. The vehicle includes between the steering column and the ground-engaging member a first steering servomechanism having at least a first steering assistance characteristic; a second steering servomechanism having a second steering assistance characteristic also being connected to act on the steering column. A controller is provided for causing the first and second steering assistance characteristics to influence the steering of the vehicle in dependence on one or more one or more control commands generated in the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Riccardo Morselli, Francesco Canuto, Patrizio Turco, Enrico Raffone
  • Publication number: 20200156638
    Abstract: An automotive electronic preventive active safety system designed to improve driving stability of a motor-vehicle and to: receive data indicative of a current position of the motor-vehicle, and of roads and their characteristics comprising a road curvature, and of potential driving routes of the motor-vehicle from a current position up to an electronic horizon thereof; identify the most driving-safety-critical road bend along the driving route of the motor-vehicle; backwards compute, from the most driving-safety-critical road bend and up to the current position of the motor-vehicle, a driving speed profile that the motor-vehicle should follow from its current position up to the identified most driving-safety-critical road bend to result in the latter being driven through at a driving speed that satisfies a driving safety criterion; compare the current and backwards-computed speeds of the motor-vehicle in the current position thereof; and, if the current speed of the motor-vehicle in its current position is gr
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Claudio REI, Enrico RAFFONE, Massimo FOSSANETTI
  • Patent number: 10124806
    Abstract: Automotive electronic control unit programmed to realtime estimate either or both of vehicle mass and road slope, wherein; a. road slope, is estimated; a1. when vehicle is considered stopped based on an accelerometer signal indicative of vehicle acceleration, wherein the vehicle is considered stopped in the presence of substantially zero values of a speed signal indicative of vehicle speed, and a2. when vehicle is in rectilinear and curvilinear motion by implementing a road slope observer based on a linear Kalman filter, which is designed to: a21. operate based on signals indicative of vehicle speed and acceleration, and a22. compensate for accelerometric disturbances due to; a221. vehicle static pitch resulting from vehicle load distribution, and a222. vehicle dynamic pitch due to acceleration to which vehicle is subjected during motion, and a223. accelerometric disturbance components due to vehicle lateral dynamics; b. vehicle mass is estimated: b1. when vehicle is in motion, and b2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: C.R.F. Società Consortile per Azioni
    Inventor: Enrico Raffone
  • Patent number: 10053146
    Abstract: A steerable, self-propelled vehicle includes a rotatable steering column that is connected to control the steering angle of one or more ground-engaging members of the vehicle. The vehicle includes between the steering column and the ground-engaging member a first steering servomechanism having at least a first steering assistance characteristic; a second steering servomechanism having a second steering assistance characteristic also being connected to act on the steering column. A controller is provided for causing the first and second steering assistance characteristics to influence the steering of the vehicle in dependence on one or more one or more control commands generated in the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Riccardo Morselli, Francesco Canuto, Patrizio Turco, Enrico Raffone
  • Publication number: 20180050724
    Abstract: A steerable, self-propelled vehicle includes a rotatable steering column that is connected to control the steering angle of one or more ground-engaging members of the vehicle. The vehicle includes between the steering column and the ground-engaging member a first steering servomechanism having at least a first steering assistance characteristic; a second steering servomechanism having a second steering assistance characteristic also being connected to act on the steering column. A controller is provided for causing the first and second steering assistance characteristics to influence the steering of the vehicle in dependence on one or more one or more control commands generated in the controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Riccardo Morselli, Francesco Canuto, Patrizio Turco, Enrico Raffone
  • Publication number: 20170001662
    Abstract: A steerable, self-propelled vehicle includes a rotatable steering column that is connected to control the steering angle of one or more ground-engaging members of the vehicle. The vehicle includes between the steering column and the ground-engaging member a first steering servomechanism having at least a first steering assistance characteristic; a second steering servomechanism having a second steering assistance characteristic also being connected to act on the steering column. A controller is provided for causing the first and second steering assistance characteristics to influence the steering of the vehicle in dependence on one or more one or more control commands generated in the controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Riccardo Morselli, Francesco Canuto, Patrizio Turco, Enrico Raffone
  • Publication number: 20160332633
    Abstract: Automotive electronic control unit programmed to realtime estimate either or both of vehicle mass and road slope, wherein; a. road slope, is estimated; a1. when vehicle is considered stopped based on an accelerometer signal indicative of vehicle acceleration, wherein the vehicle is considered stopped in the presence of substantially zero values of a speed signal indicative of vehicle speed, and a2. when vehicle is in rectilinear and curvilinear motion by implementing a road slope observer based on a linear Kalman filter, which is designed to: a21. operate based on signals indicative of vehicle speed and acceleration, and a22. compensate for accelerometric disturbances due to; a221. vehicle static pitch resulting from vehicle load distribution, and a222. vehicle dynamic pitch due to acceleration to which vehicle is subjected during motion, and a223. accelerometric disturbance components due to vehicle lateral dynamics; b. vehicle mass is estimated: b1. when vehicle is in motion, and b2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: C.R.F. SOCIETA' CONSORTILE PER AZIONI
    Inventor: Enrico; RAFFONE
  • Patent number: 9469340
    Abstract: A steerable, self-propelled vehicle (20) includes a rotatable steering column that is connected to control the steering angle of one or more ground-engaging members of the vehicle. The vehicle includes between the steering column and the ground-engaging member a first steering servomechanism having at least a first steering assistance characteristic; a second steering servomechanism having a second steering assistance characteristic also being connected to act on the steering column. A controller is provided for causing the first and second steering assistance characteristics to influence the steering of the vehicle in dependence on one or more one or more control commands generated in the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Riccardo Morselli, Francesco Canuto, Patrizio Turco, Enrico Raffone
  • Publication number: 20140311814
    Abstract: A steerable, self-propelled vehicle (20) includes a rotatable steering column that is connected to control the steering angle of one or more ground-engaging members of the vehicle. The vehicle includes between the steering column and the ground-engaging member a first steering servomechanism having at least a first steering assistance characteristic; a second steering servomechanism having a second steering assistance characteristic also being connected to act on the steering column. A controller is provided for causing the first and second steering assistance characteristics to influence the steering of the vehicle in dependence on one or more one or more control commands generated in the controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: CNH INDUSTRIAL AMERICA LLC
    Inventors: Riccardo Morselli, Francesco Canuto, Patrizio Turco, Enrico Raffone