Patents by Inventor Mario Palazzetti

Mario Palazzetti 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: 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: 8574047
    Abstract: An air-exchange device for buildings, designed to be installed between an internal environment and an external environment, comprising, a casing having a substantially flattened parallelepiped shape; a heat exchanger housed inside said casing; and a first fan and a second fan, which have respective intake and delivery sections and are arranged for generating, respectively, a first airflow directed from the inside to the outside and a second airflow directed from the outside to the inside, where the first and second airflows are in a relationship of mutual heat exchange in said heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Savio S.p.A.
    Inventors: Aimone Balbo Di Vinadio, Mario Palazzetti
  • Patent number: 8426721
    Abstract: A photovoltaic receiver comprising an elongated structure bearing a plurality of photovoltaic cells. Said structure carries a plurality of finned dissipators, mounted on which are said photovoltaic cells, and ventilating means, designed to convey a flow of cooling air towards said dissipators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Savio S.p.A.
    Inventors: Aimone Balbo Di Vinadio, Mario Palazzetti
  • Publication number: 20110232720
    Abstract: A high-concentration photovoltaic system comprises at least one photovoltaic receiver (12) and a reflecting device (14) arranged for concentrating solar energy on said photovoltaic receiver (12). The photovoltaic receiver (12) comprises a tubular body (28) elongated in a longitudinal direction (30). The photovoltaic receiver (28) comprises a plurality of strips of photovoltaic material (32) fixed within said body (28). The supporting body (28) is provided with a plurality of lenses (34) arranged for focusing on said strips of photovoltaic material (32) the reflected solar radiation coming from said reflecting device (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventors: Aimone Balbo Di Vinadio, Mario Palazzetti
  • Publication number: 20110195654
    Abstract: An air-exchange device for buildings, designed to be installed between an internal environment and an external environment, comprising, a casing having a substantially flattened parallelepipedal shape; a heat exchanger housed inside said casing; and a first fan and a second fan, which have respective intake and delivery sections and are arranged for generating, respectively, a first airflow directed from the inside to the outside and a second airflow directed from the outside to the inside, where the first and second airflows are in a relationship of mutual heat exchange in said heat exchanger, wherein, the heat exchanger separates from one another a first casing section set in which is said first fan and a second casing section set in which is said second fan, said first casing section comprises a first chamber communicating with a first inlet of the heat exchanger and with an external inlet opening, a second chamber communicating with a first outlet of the heat exchanger and with the intake section of the f
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventors: Aimone Balbo Di Vinadio, Mario Palazzetti
  • 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: 7984701
    Abstract: The device is adapted to control the movement of a valve (1) of an internal combustion engine comprising a stem (1a) which may move in translation through an opening (2a) of a hollow guide body (2) and which ends in a mushroom head (1b) cooperating in operation with a valve seat (12) provided in a wall (13) of the engine head. The valve (1) may move in translation with respect to the hollow guide body (2) between a retracted position and a forward position in which the mushroom head (1b) respectively closes and opens the associated valve seat (12). The control device comprises an electromagnet (3) adapted, when energised, to retain the valve (1) in the retracted closed position, a first spring (7) associated with the valve (1) and tending to urge it towards the open position, and a second spring (8) also associated with the valve (1) and tending to oppose its transition into the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Fiat Auto SpA
    Inventors: Stefano Re Fiorentin, Mario Palazzetti
  • Publication number: 20110156883
    Abstract: A system for monitoring a state of operation of a photovoltaic panel. The system comprises a transponder for connection to the panel, wherein, when the panel is in a first state of operation, the transponder transmits an individual identifier code in response to a pre-determined received signal and wherein, when the panel is in a second state of operation, the transponder does not transmit the individual identifier code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventors: Aimone Balbo Di Vinadio, Mario Palazzetti
  • 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: 20110023866
    Abstract: A solar receiver for a linear-focusing solar concentrator, comprising, a base, which is elongated in a direction parallel to a focal line and carries an array of strip-shaped targets arranged orthogonal to said focal line and set at a distance apart from one another in a direction parallel to the focal line; a focusing assembly including an array of optical elements arranged for focusing solar radiation on said strip-shaped targets, the focusing assembly being mobile with respect to the base of the photovoltaic receiver in a direction parallel to said focal line; and an azimuthal pointing device, designed to move the focusing assembly with respect to said base as a function of the position of the sun.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: THESAN S.p.A.
    Inventors: Aimone BALBO DI VINADIO, Mario PALAZZETTI
  • Publication number: 20100253517
    Abstract: An antitheft and monitoring system for a plurality of photovoltaic panels, wherein the panels are connected by means of a connection line to a distribution substation. The monitoring system comprises a first unit associated to the distribution substation, wherein the first unit is designed to generate activation codes, and a plurality of second units associated to the panels, wherein each of the second units is designed to inhibit operation of the respective panel in the absence of the activation code for a pre-set period. Furthermore, each second unit is selectively activatable via a unique activation code generated by the first unit. The antitheft and monitoring system is moreover configured to activate an individual panel selectively by sending onto the connection line the corresponding unique activation code and detecting, via a measuring device, the characteristics of voltage and current of the individual active panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: SAVIO S.p.A.
    Inventors: Aimone Balbo Di Vinadio, Mario Palazzetti
  • Publication number: 20100236605
    Abstract: A photovoltaic receiver comprising an elongated structure bearing a plurality of photovoltaic cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Applicant: SAVIO S.p.A.
    Inventors: Aimone Balbo Di Vinadio, Mario Palazzetti
  • Publication number: 20090013944
    Abstract: The device is adapted to control the movement of a valve (1) of an internal combustion engine comprising a stem (1a) which may move in translation through an opening (2a) of a hollow guide body (2) and which ends in a mushroom head (1b) cooperating in operation with a valve seat (12) provided in a wall (13) of the engine head. The valve (1) may move in translation with respect to the hollow guide body (2) between a retracted position and a forward position in which the mushroom head (1b) respectively closes and opens the associated valve seat (12). The control device comprises an electromagnet (3) adapted, when energised, to retain the valve (1) in the retracted closed position, a first spring (7) associated with the valve (1) and tending to urge it towards the open position, and a second spring (8) also associated with the valve (1) and tending to oppose its transition into the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Applicant: Fiat Auto S.p.A.
    Inventors: Stefano Re Fiorentin, Mario Palazzetti
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20050175408
    Abstract: A safety barrier for road use comprises a barrier element (5) which can be displaced between an operative position, above the road surface, and an inoperative position, in which it does not substantially project above the road surface. Preferably provided is a number of sets of aligned barrier elements, rigidly connected to one another, the adjacent sets being connected together by articulated connecting structures (18) which enable one set of barrier elements (5) to be displaced between its inoperative position and its operative position without modifying the positions of the adjacent sets. In this way, one or more stretches of the barrier can be brought into the inoperative condition, leaving the adjacent stretches of barrier in the normal operative condition. The invention is particularly, although not exclusively, suited for the construction of traffic-divider barriers in road tunnels where it is necessary to eliminate the barrier rapidly in the event of an accident occurring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2002
    Publication date: August 11, 2005
    Inventors: Antonio Fuganti, Silvano Sandri, Mario Bochicchio, Stefano Re Fiorentin, Mario Palazzetti, Salvatore Frediani, Roberto Puppini
  • Patent number: 6926462
    Abstract: A safety barrier for road use comprises a barrier element which can be displaced between an operative position, above the road surface, and an inoperative position, in which it does not substantially project above the road surface. Preferably provided is a number of sets of aligned barrier elements, rigidly connected to one another, the adjacent sets being connected together by articulated connecting structures which enable one set of barrier elements to be displaced between its inoperative position and its operative position without modifying the positions of the adjacent sets. In this way, one or more stretches of the barrier can be brought into the inoperative condition, leaving the adjacent stretches of barrier in the normal operative condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Assignee: C.R.F. Societa Consortile per Azioni
    Inventors: Antonio Fuganti, Silvano Sandri, Mario Bochicchio, Stefano Re Fiorentin, Mario Palazzetti, Salvatore Frediani, Roberto Puppini
  • Patent number: 6085142
    Abstract: A method of calibrating the injectors of an injection system for an internal combustion engine which can compensate for the different flow rates of the injectors fitted in the engine, which are due to the production tolerances of the injectors, in order to re-match the injectors with consequent balancing of the combustion and overall improvement in the performance of the engine. The method is based on the determination of the flow rates of the injectors both with low admissions (idling) and with high admissions (acceleration) by measurement of the torque pulses supplied by each cylinder of the engine with the use of a dynamic torque measurement method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Assignee: C.R.F. S.C.P.A.
    Inventors: Luigi Di Leo, Mario Palazzetti, Cesare Ponti
  • Patent number: 5515281
    Abstract: Starting from a sequence of values of indicated torque detected for each expected combustion in the engine a cycle signal is generated as a combination of at least two successive values of the said sequence. The peak value of the said cycle signal is then compared with a comparison threshold chosen preferably in proportion of the fuel injection duration into the cylinders. Misfires are identified preferably from the result of a comparison between the said peak value and the said comparison threshold which differs from the result of comparison in the presence of regular operation of the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1996
    Assignee: Centro Richerche Fiat Societa' sortile per Azioni
    Inventors: Mario Palazzetti, Cesare Ponti, Luigi Di Leo
  • Patent number: 5324112
    Abstract: The device comprises a heat-sensitive element which is heated to a controllable extent so as to keep it at a predetermined temperature, for example, average body temperature. Detector means measure the power or energy required to keep the heat-sensitive element at this predetermined temperature, thus providing a signal indicative of the thermal comfort conditions of the environment. The heat-sensitive element has a general elongated shape so that it can be inserted, for example, into a motor vehicle safety belt, ensuring that the indication obtained indicates the general thermal comfort conditions throughout the entire region of the environment in which the heat-sensitive element extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1994
    Assignee: Fiat Auto S.p.A.
    Inventors: Mario Palazzetti, Gianfranco Salotti, Fabio Mingrino