Patents by Inventor Luigi Marchi

Luigi Marchi 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: 10704488
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for controlling an injector of a combustion engine. The injector includes an injection valve housing with an injection valve cavity, a valve needle axially movable within the injection valve cavity, a valve seat on which the valve needle rests in a closed position and from which the valve needle is lifted for an open position, and a spring element configured and arranged to exert a preload force on the valve needle acting to urge the valve needle in the closed position. A calibration value is provided, which is representative for the preload force. A base quantity is provided correlated to the fluid volume to be dispensed by the injector. A set-point opening time length is determined based on the calibration value and the base quantity. The valve needle of the injector is controlled to be in the opening position correlated to the set-point opening time length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventor: Luigi Marchi
  • Patent number: 10330062
    Abstract: An injector for injecting fluid with a valve assembly including a valve body and a valve needle, the needle including an armature retainer and being operable to prevent and to enable injection of fluid, and with an electromagnetic actuator assembly, operable to exert a force for influencing a position of the valve needle, including a pole piece and an armature. The pole piece is positionally fixed with the valve body. The armature is operable to be axially displaced relative to the pole piece and to take along the armature retainer when being displaced towards the pole piece. A fluid channel is defined by the armature retainer constriction surface and the pole piece constriction surface. A hydraulic diameter of the fluid channel is at least twice at large when the valve needle is in a closing position compared to the hydraulic diameter at a maximum displacement away from the closing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: CPT Zwei GmbH
    Inventors: Luigi Marchi, Filippo Falaschi, Ivano Izzo
  • Patent number: 10309360
    Abstract: A valve assembly for an injection valve is disclosed, including a valve body with a cavity, a valve needle axially moveable in the cavity, the valve needle being fixedly connected to a retaining element which extends in radial direction and is arranged in an axial region of the valve needle facing away from the fluid outlet portion, and an armature being able to slide on the valve needle and acting on the needle by way of the retaining element. A conical spring is arranged between the retaining element and a top side of the armature facing the retaining element, biasing the armature away from the retaining element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: CPT Group GmbH
    Inventors: Filippo Falaschi, Christoph Hamann, Luigi Marchi
  • Publication number: 20170370340
    Abstract: A valve assembly for an injection valve is disclosed, including a valve body with a cavity, a valve needle axially moveable in the cavity, the valve needle being fixedly connected to a retaining element which extends in radial direction and is arranged in an axial region of the valve needle facing away from the fluid outlet portion, and an armature being able to slide on the valve needle and acting on the needle by way of the retaining element. A conical spring is arranged between the retaining element and a top side of the armature facing the retaining element, biasing the armature away from the retaining element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventors: Filippo Falaschi, Christoph Hamann, Luigi Marchi
  • Publication number: 20170218901
    Abstract: An injector for injecting fluid with a valve assembly including a valve body and a valve needle, the needle including an armature retainer and being operable to prevent and to enable injection of fluid, and with an electromagnetic actuator assembly, operable to exert a force for influencing a position of the valve needle, including a pole piece and an armature. The pole piece is positionally fixed with the valve body. The armature is operable to be axially displaced relative to the pole piece and to take along the armature retainer when being displaced towards the pole piece. A fluid channel is defined by the armature retainer constriction surface and the pole piece constriction surface. A hydraulic diameter of the fluid channel is at least twice at large when the valve needle is in a closing position compared to the hydraulic diameter at a maximum displacement away from the closing position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventors: Luigi Marchi, Filippo Falaschi, Ivano Izzo
  • Publication number: 20160369731
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for controlling an injector of a combustion engine. The injector includes an injection valve housing with an injection valve cavity, a valve needle axially movable within the injection valve cavity, a valve seat on which the valve needle rests in a closed position and from which the valve needle is lifted for an open position, and a spring element configured and arranged to exert a preload force on the valve needle acting to urge the valve needle in the closed position. A calibration value is provided, which is representative for the preload force. A base quantity is provided correlated to the fluid volume to be dispensed by the injector. A set-point opening time length is determined based on the calibration value and the base quantity. The valve needle of the injector is controlled to be in the opening position correlated to the set-point opening time length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Applicant: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventor: Luigi Marchi