Patents by Inventor Giovanni Monfrino

Giovanni Monfrino 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: 9981702
    Abstract: A motor-vehicle structure includes an underbody portion of sheet-metal defining an aperture with within there is mounted a floor portion of plastic material or composite material, for housing a spare wheel or other component of a vehicle, such as an electric or electronic component and/or for example a unit for accumulating electric energy. To said floor portion of plastic material or composite material there is associated a holding element having at least a first part anchored to the underbody portion of sheet-metal and at least a second part which can be anchored to said spare wheel or said other component, so that in case of an accident, said holding element prevents said spare wheel or said other component from being projected far away from the underbody structure, by constraining it instead to remain within a distance corresponding to one dimension of said holding element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: C.R.F. SOCIETA CONSORTILE PER AZIONI
    Inventors: Daniele Franceschini, Giovanni Monfrino, Roberto Puppini
  • Publication number: 20160368547
    Abstract: A motor-vehicle structure includes an underbody portion of sheet-metal defining an aperture with within there is mounted a floor portion of plastic material or composite material, for housing a spare wheel or other component of a vehicle, such as an electric or electronic component and/or for example a unit for accumulating electric energy. To said floor portion of plastic material or composite material there is associated a holding element having at least a first part anchored to the underbody portion of sheet-metal and at least a second part which can be anchored to said spare wheel or said other component, so that in case of an accident, said holding element prevents said spare wheel or said other component from being projected far away from the underbody structure, by constraining it instead to remain within a distance corresponding to one dimension of said holding element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Applicant: C.R.F. Società Consortile per Azioni
    Inventors: Daniele FRANCESCHINI, Giovanni MONFRINO, Roberto PUPPINI
  • Patent number: 8863798
    Abstract: An airless vehicle tire, in particular for road vehicles, has a tread, which rolls on a road surface, and a reinforcing strip made of elastomeric material and for reinforcing the tread; the reinforcing strip being located inwards of the tread, being connected integrally to the tread, and having a number of adjacent blocks movable with respect to one another, and a circumferential forcing device for exerting force and a circumferential preload on the blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Fiat Group Automobiles S.p.A.
    Inventors: Stefano Re Fiorentin, Giovanni Monfrino
  • Patent number: 8720505
    Abstract: A tire (3) for vehicles, which does not require pressurization by means of a pressurized fluid, has a tread (16), two sidewalls (15), and two beads (8) attached to a wheel rim (2) and made of elastomer material; the tire is provided with at least one tubular reinforcement body (18) which is associated with the tread; each of the sidewalls have a respective homogeneous resilient annular membrane (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Fiat Auto S.p.A.
    Inventors: Stefano Re Fiorentin, Mario Palazzetti, Giovanni Monfrino
  • Patent number: 8262170
    Abstract: A motor-vehicle wheel structure comprises a wheel rim and a wheel disk having a circumferential border bent and welded within the wheel rim, and a central portion bearing a circumferential series of holes for engagement of bolts for fixing the wheel to the wheel support. The central portion is radiused to the circumferential border of the disk by means of an intermediate annular portion having in cross section an arched configuration projecting outwards. The intermediate annular portion has a plurality of embossed portions projecting outwards, configured in such a way as to define a plurality of spokes set at the same angular distance apart from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: C.R.F. Società Consortile per Azioni
    Inventors: Marcello Trentin, Davide Vigè, Benedetta Peyron, Giovanni Boreanaz, Giovanni Monfrino
  • Publication number: 20120031536
    Abstract: An airless vehicle tyre, in particular for road vehicles, has a tread, which rolls on a road surface, and a reinforcing strip made of elastomeric material and for reinforcing the tread; the reinforcing strip being located inwards of the tread, being connected integrally to the tread, and having a number of adjacent blocks movable with respect to one another, and a circumferential forcing device for exerting force and a circumferential preload on the blocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventors: Stefano Re Fiorentin, Giovanni Monfrino
  • Patent number: 8038224
    Abstract: A motor-vehicle wheel structure comprises a wheel rim and a wheel disk having a circumferential border bent and welded within the rim, and a central portion bearing a circumferential series of holes for engagement of bolts for fixing the wheel to the wheel support. The central portion is connected to the circumferential border of the disk by an intermediate annular portion having in cross section an arched configuration projecting outwards. Welded on the outer face of the wheel disk is an auxiliary disk having a substantially plane conformation, the outer border of which is welded to the main disk substantially in a position corresponding to the apex of the aforesaid projecting annular portion. The auxiliary disk integrates tubular columns that project from the inner face of the auxiliary disk and have their ends welded to the central portion of the main disk so that they are co-axial to the holes for the fixing bolts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: C.R.F. Società Consortile per Azioni
    Inventors: Marcello Trentin, Davide Vigé, Benedetta Peyron, Giovanni Boreanaz, Giovanni Monfrino
  • Publication number: 20110192515
    Abstract: A tyre (3) for vehicles, which does not require pressurisation by means of a pressurised fluid, has a tread (16), two sidewalls (15), and two beads (8) attached to a wheel rim (2) and made of elastomer material; the tyre is provided with at least one tubular reinforcement body (18) which is associated with the tread; each of the sidewalls have a respective homogeneous resilient annular membrane (24).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: Fiat Auto S.P.A.
    Inventors: Stefano Re Fiorentin, Mario Palazzetti, Giovanni Monfrino
  • Patent number: 7950429
    Abstract: A tire for vehicles which does not require pressurization by means of a pressurized fluid has a tread, two sidewalls, and two beads which are attached to a wheel rim made of elastomer material, and is provided with at least one tubular reinforcement body which is associated with the tread; each of the sidewalls having a respective homogeneous resilient annular membrane, a straight generatrix of which forms an angle (A) other than 90° with the axis of the tire; the membranes being stretched radially between the tread and the beads such as to be pre-tensioned in the absence of external loads acting on the tire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Fiat Auto S.p.A.
    Inventors: Stefano Re Fiorentin, Mario Palazzetti, Giovanni Monfrino
  • Publication number: 20100127558
    Abstract: A motor-vehicle wheel structure comprises a wheel rim and a wheel disk having a circumferential border bent and welded within the wheel rim, and a central portion bearing a circumferential series of holes for engagement of bolts for fixing the wheel to the wheel support. The central portion is radiused to the circumferential border of the disk by means of an intermediate annular portion having in cross section an arched configuration projecting outwards. The intermediate annular portion has a plurality of embossed portions projecting outwards, configured in such a way as to define a plurality of spokes set at the same angular distance apart from one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Inventors: Marcello Trentin, Davide Vigè, Benedetta Peyron, Giovanni Boreanaz, Giovanni Monfrino
  • Publication number: 20100127557
    Abstract: A motor-vehicle wheel structure comprises a wheel rim and a wheel disk having a circumferential border bent and welded within the rim, and a central portion bearing a circumferential series of holes for engagement of bolts for fixing the wheel to the wheel support. The central portion is radiused to the circumferential border of the disk by means of an intermediate annular portion having in cross section an arched configuration projecting outwards. Welded on the outer face of the wheel disk is an auxiliary disk having a substantially plane conformation, the outer border of which is welded to the main disk substantially in a position corresponding to the apex of the aforesaid projecting annular portion. The auxiliary disk integrates tubular columns that project from the inner face of the auxiliary disk and have their ends welded to the central portion of the main disk so that they are co-axial to the holes for the fixing bolts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Inventors: Marcello Trentin, Davide Vige, Benrdetta Peyron, Giovanni Boreanaz, Giovanni Monfrino
  • Publication number: 20080257463
    Abstract: A tyre for vehicles which does not require pressurisation by means of a pressurised fluid has a tread, two sidewalls, and two beads which are attached to a wheel rim made of elastomer material, and is provided with at least one tubular reinforcement body which is associated with the tread; each of the sidewalls having a respective homogeneous resilient annular membrane, a straight generatrix of which forms an angle (A) other than 90° with the axis of the tyre; the membranes being stretched radially between the tread and the beads such as to be pre-tensioned in the absence of external loads acting on the tyre.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2004
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Applicant: FIAT AUTO S.P.A.
    Inventors: Stefano Re Fiorentin, Mario Palazzetti, Giovanni monfrino
  • Publication number: 20070261774
    Abstract: A tyre (3) for vehicles which does not require pressurisation by means of a pressurised fluid has a tread (16), two sidewalls (15), and two beads (8) which are attached to a wheel rim (2) made of elastomer material, and is provided with at least one tubular reinforcement body (18) which is associated with the tread; each of the sidewalls having a respective homogeneous resilient annular membrane (24), a straight generatrix of which forms an angle (A) other than 90° with the axis (13) of the tyre (3); the membranes (24) being stretched radially between the tread (16) and the heads (8) such as to be pre-tensioned in the absence of external loads acting on the tyre (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2004
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Inventors: Stefano Re Fiorentin, Mario Palazzetti, Giovanni Monfrino