Patents by Inventor Lorenzo Cavagna

Lorenzo Cavagna 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: 20220042564
    Abstract: A braking band has a first plate and an opposite second plate having inner surfaces delimiting a gap, outer surfaces forming braking surfaces, and a plate body. The plates are joined by connecting elements. At least one plate has at least one ridge projecting into the gap without reaching the opposite plate. The ridge extends from a first connecting element to an adjacent connecting element, and along a circumferential direction, the connecting elements and the ridge being groupable in modules circumferentially distributed along the gap. A first module has three adjacent connecting elements connected by two ridges projecting from the first plate into the gap without reaching the second plate. A second module has three adjacent connecting elements connected by two ridges projecting from the second plate into the gap without reaching the first plate. A third module has at least one connecting element free of ridge connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Applicant: BREMBO S.p.A.
    Inventors: LORENZO CAVAGNA, NINO RONCHI
  • Publication number: 20190353216
    Abstract: A method for controlling the braking action applicable by a brake caliper on a mechanical movement member of a vehicle is described. An electronic control unit operatively connected to an actuator assembly receives an input signal representative of a braking request. The unit determines a first reference value of a position of a component in the actuator assembly and a second reference value of a parameter representative of the braking action applicable by a brake caliper via the actuator assembly. The unit determines at least one feedback value of the position of a component in the actuator assembly. The unit also generates at least one control signal for the actuator assembly based on feedback values and the reference values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: NINO RONCHI, ANTONIO QUARTI, LORENZO CAVAGNA, FABIANO CARMINATI
  • Patent number: 9022182
    Abstract: Brake band (14) of a disc for a ventilated disc brake, unusually capable of reducing braking whistling, extends between an inner diameter (D1), close to a rotation axis (X-X) of the brake band (14), and an outer diameter (D2), far from said rotation axis (X-X) of the disc, said brake band (14) comprising two plates (16, 18) facing one another and defining a gap (22), comprising two plates (16, 18) being joined together by heat dissipation and connection means or elements (20, 60), said connection means (20, 60) being shaped like small columns that project from one plate towards the opposite plate in the form of pins (20, 60) remaining inside said gap (22), said pins (20, 60) being grouped in at least two rows or tiers (26, 28, 30) arranged circumferentially. Some of the pins (60) arranged in said second tier (28 or 30) having a section shaped like a rhombus or diamond with four vertices joined by four sides in which said sides defining said section are substantially rectilinear in shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Freni Brembo S.p.A.
    Inventors: Lorenzo Cavagna, Nino Ronchi
  • Publication number: 20120255821
    Abstract: Brake band (14) of a disc for a ventilated disc brake, unusually capable of reducing braking whistling, extends between an inner diameter (D1), close to a rotation axis (X-X) of the brake band (14), and an outer diameter (D2), far from said rotation axis (X-X) of the disc, said brake band (14) comprising two plates (16, 18) facing one another and defining a gap (22), comprising two plates (16, 18) being joined together by heat dissipation and connection means or elements (20, 60), said connection means (20, 60) being shaped like small columns that project from one plate towards the opposite plate in the form of pins (20, 60) remaining inside said gap (22), said pins (20, 60) being grouped in at least two rows or tiers (26, 28, 30) arranged circumferentially. Some of the pins (60) arranged in said second tier (28 or 30) having a section shaped like a rhombus or diamond with four vertices joined by four sides in which said sides defining said section are substantially rectilinear in shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventors: Lorenzo Cavagna, Nino Ronchi
  • Patent number: 7690484
    Abstract: A braking band with a remarkable capacity for improved cooling, for use in disk-brake disks, comprises two plates coaxial with an axis, facing one another, and spaced apart to form a space in which an air-flow takes place from the axis towards the outer side of the band, the plates having facing surfaces from which pillar-like elements extend, transversely, to connect the plates, the pillar-like elements being distributed in circular rings or rows concentric with the plates so as to be distributed uniformly in the space, those pillar-like elements which are disposed in inside rows of the braking band having rhombic cross-sections. The rhombic cross-sections of the pillar-like elements which are in inside rows of the band are symmetrical with respect to an axis transverse the direction of flow and each element for connection between the plates extends from one plate to the other whilst remaining within the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Freni Brembo S.p.A.
    Inventors: Leone Oberti, Lorenzo Cavagna, Giuseppe Meroni
  • Publication number: 20040182660
    Abstract: The disk is formed by an annular braking band, by a bell, and by connecting means between the band and the bell. The bell has a plurality of radial recesses around its periphery. The connecting devices comprise a corresponding plurality of drive elements, each fitted in a radial recess of the bell with the ability to move substantially only radially, and a corresponding plurality of flat springs arranged to permit resilient axial play between the band and the bell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Inventors: Lorenzo Cavagna, Leone Oberti
  • Publication number: 20040124047
    Abstract: A braking band with a remarkable capacity for improved cooling, for use in disk-brake disks, comprises two plates coaxial with an axis, facing one another, and spaced apart to form a space in which an air-flow takes place from the axis towards the outer side of the band, the plates having facing surfaces from which pillar-like elements extend, transversely, to connect the plates, the pillar-like elements being distributed in circular rings or rows concentric with the plates so as to be distributed uniformly in the space, those pillar-like elements which are disposed in inside rows of the braking band having rhombic cross-sections. The rhombic cross-sections of the pillar-like elements which are in inside rows of the band are symmetrical with respect to an axis transverse the direction of flow and each element for connection between the plates extends from one plate to the other whilst remaining within the space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2003
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Inventors: Leone Oberti, Lorenzo Cavagna, Giuseppe Meroni
  • Publication number: 20040118644
    Abstract: A braking band with a remarkable capacity for improved cooling, for use in disk-brake disks, comprises two plates coaxial with an axis, facing one another, and spaced apart to form a space in which an air-flow takes place from the axis towards the outer side of the band, the plates having facing surfaces from which pillar-like elements extend, transversely, to connect the plates, the pillar-like elements being distributed in circular rings or rows concentric with the plates so as to be distributed uniformly in the space, those pillar-like elements which are disposed in inside rows of the braking band having rhombic cross-sections. Radial ends of the cross-sections of adjacent rows are substantially aligned on a common circle, and the pillar-like elements of each row have substantially the same radial extent in the said cross-section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2003
    Publication date: June 24, 2004
    Inventors: Leone Oberti, Lorenzo Cavagna, Giuseppe Meroni