Patents by Inventor Norberto Termenon

Norberto Termenon 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: 20210079991
    Abstract: An electric drivetrain including an electric machine and at least one output pinion intended to be connected to an axle differential, and at least one speed reduction device including a first gear train and a second gear train intended to drive the output pinion in rotation in a first rotational direction or a second rotational direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: VALEO EMBRAYAGES
    Inventors: Herve MAUREL, Guillaume BOIDIN, Pierre CHOLVY, Gregory FOUCART, Norberto TERMENON, Cyrille CORNIGLION
  • Patent number: 10274067
    Abstract: A hydrokinetic torque-coupling device features a casing rotatable about a rotational axis and having an engagement surface, a torque converter including an impeller wheel and a turbine wheel, a locking piston including a piston body and a damper assembly. The piston body has a front surface axially facing the engagement surface of the casing. The locking piston is axially moveable along the rotational axis to and from the engagement surface of the casing to selectively engage the locking piston against the engagement surface of the casing in a lock-up mode. The damper assembly comprises an input member rotatable about the rotational axis and non-moveably attached to the turbine wheel, circumferentially acting elastic members and an output member elastically coupled to the input member trough the elastic members. The locking piston is non-rotatably connected to and axially moveable relative to the input member of the torsional vibration damper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Valeo Embrayages
    Inventor: Norberto Termenon
  • Publication number: 20180149249
    Abstract: A hydrokinetic torque-coupling device features a casing rotatable about a rotational axis and having an engagement surface, a torque converter including an impeller wheel and a turbine wheel, a locking piston including a piston body and a damper assembly. The piston body has a front surface axially facing the engagement surface of the casing. The locking piston is axially moveable along the rotational axis to and from the engagement surface of the casing to selectively engage the locking piston against the engagement surface of the casing in a lock-up mode. The damper assembly comprises an input member rotatable about the rotational axis and non-moveably attached to the turbine wheel, circumferentially acting elastic members and an output member elastically coupled to the input member trough the elastic members. The locking piston is non-rotatably connected to and axially moveable relative to the input member of the torsional vibration damper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventor: Norberto TERMENON
  • Patent number: 9366312
    Abstract: A torsion damping device (10) of an automotive temporary coupling system, comprising: a torque input element (12A, 12B) and a torque output element (18); an upstream circumferentially acting elastic member (36A) capable of being loaded by or of loading the input element (12A, 12B); a downstream circumferentially acting elastic member (36B) capable of loading or of being loaded by the output element (18); a radial phase washer (40A, 40B) arranged so that the two elastic members (36A, 36B) are mounted in series; each elastic member (36A, 36B) is received circumferentially between a phasing face (50A, 50B) and an oppositely located radial retention face (52B, 52A) of the phase washer (40A, 40B), the circumferential distance (D) between said faces (50A, 50B, 52B, 52A) being equal at most to the circumferential length of the elastic member at rest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Valeo Embrayages
    Inventors: Giovanni Grieco, Norberto Termenon
  • Patent number: 9068624
    Abstract: A torsion damping device (10), in particular for a motor vehicle transmission, wherein the damping device (10) comprises at least two pendulum oscillators, a first washer (24A) having at least one first pendulum oscillator (P1) and a second washer (24B) having at least one second pendulum oscillator (P2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: VALEO EMBRAYAGES
    Inventors: Roel Verhoog, Michael Hennebelle, Giovanni Grieco, Norberto Termenon
  • Patent number: 8857588
    Abstract: A hydrokinetic coupling device includes a lock-up clutch having at least one friction disc mounted such that it can slide axially with respect to a first rotary shaft, at least one first backing disc rotating as one with a secondary rotary shaft and a support ring to support the backing disc. The support ring has at least one axial groove circumferentially delineated by an upstream face and by a downstream face. A radial guide tooth of each backing disc is housed such that it can slide axially in the groove. Elastic preload elements are provided which are able to exert a preload torque to clamp the guide tooth of each braking disc circumferentially against one of either the upstream or downstream faces of the guide groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Valeo Embrayages
    Inventors: Rabah Arhab, Norberto Termenon
  • Publication number: 20140113733
    Abstract: A torsion damping device (10), in particular for a motor vehicle transmission, wherein the damping device (10) comprises at least two pendulum oscillators, a first washer (24A) having at least one first pendulum oscillator (P1) and a second washer (24B) having at least one second pendulum oscillator (P2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: VALEO EMBRAYAGES
    Inventors: Roel Verhoog, Michael Hennebelle, Giovanni Grieco, Norberto Termenon
  • Publication number: 20140076682
    Abstract: A torsion damping device (10) of an automotive temporary coupling system, comprising:—a torque input element (12A, 12B) and a torque output element (18);—an upstream circumferentially acting elastic member (36A) capable of being loaded by or of loading the input element (12A, 12B);—a downstream circumferentially acting elastic member (36B) capable of loading or of being loaded by the output element (18);—a radial phase washer (40A, 40B) arranged so that the two elastic members (36A, 36B) are mounted in series; each elastic member (36A, 36B) is received circumferentially between a phasing face (50A, 50B) and an oppositely located radial retention face (52B, 52A) of the phase washer (40A, 40B), the circumferential distance (D) between said faces (50A, 50B, 52B, 52A) being equal at most to the circumferential length of the elastic member at rest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: VALEO EMBRAYAGES
    Inventors: Giovanni Grieco, Norberto Termenon
  • Publication number: 20130220758
    Abstract: A hydrokinetic coupling device includes a lock-up clutch having at least one friction disc mounted such that it can slide axially with respect to a first rotary shaft, at least one first backing disc rotating as one with a secondary rotary shaft and a support ring to support the backing disc. The support ring has at least one axial groove circumferentially delineated by an upstream face and by a downstream face. A radial guide tooth of each backing disc is housed such that it can slide axially in the groove. Elastic preload elements are provided which are able to exert a preload torque to clamp the guide tooth of each braking disc circumferentially against one of either the upstream or downstream faces of the guide groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventors: Rabah ARHAB, Norberto TERMENON
  • Patent number: 8479902
    Abstract: A hydrokinetic coupling device includes a lock-up clutch having at least one friction disc mounted such that it can slide axially with respect to a first rotary shaft, at least one first backing disc rotating as one with a secondary rotary shaft and a support ring to support the backing disc. The support ring has at least one axial groove circumferentially delineated by an upstream face and by a downstream face. A radial guide tooth of each backing disc is housed such that it can glide axially in the groove. Elastic preload elements are provided which are able to exert a preload torque to clamp the guide tooth of each braking disc circumferentially against one of either the upstream or downstream faces of the guide groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Valeo Embrayages
    Inventors: Rabah Arhab, Norberto Termenon
  • Patent number: 8276723
    Abstract: A lock-up clutch (12) for a hydrokinetic coupling device (10), wherein the clutch includes rotational coupling means between a first element (44, 46) and an adjacent element (14A, 36) consisting of elastic tongues (60) adapted to transmit torque between the elements (44, 46, 14A, 36) and to be deformed elastically in the axial direction to enable movement of the first element (44, 46) relative to the adjacent element (14A, 36) about the articulation member in the form of an annular boss (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Valeo Embrayages
    Inventors: Roel Verhoog, Rabah Arhab, Norberto Termenon
  • Patent number: 8123011
    Abstract: A hydrokinetic coupling device (10), which comprises an axis of rotation (B) and a torque converter (12), comprising a turbine wheel (22) mounted rotationally around a rotary driven shaft, as well as a circumferential damping device (40), comprising a damper plate (42) with a radial flange (44), rotationally linked without play to the turbine wheel (22) by a connecting element (62) and which is linked with circumferential damping with the rotary driven shaft. A locking clutch (14) that comprises at least one annular friction disc (56A, 56B) sliding axially, which rotates together with the flange (44) of the damper plate (42). The friction disc (56A, 56B) is carried by the connecting element (62), which directly connects the turbine wheel (22) to the flange (44) of the damper plate (42).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Valeo Embrayages
    Inventors: Rabah Arhab, Norberto Termenon
  • Publication number: 20100276243
    Abstract: A hydrokinetic coupling device includes a lock-up clutch having at least one friction disc mounted such that it can slide axially with respect to a first rotary shaft, at least one first backing disc rotating as one with a secondary rotary shaft and a support ring to support the backing disc. The support ring has at least one axial groove circumferentially delineated by an upstream face and by a downstream face. A radial guide tooth of each backing disc is housed such that it can slide axially in the groove. Elastic preload elements are provided which are able to exert a preload torque to clamp the guide tooth of each braking disc circumferentially against one of either the upstream or downstream faces of the guide groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventors: Rabah Arhab, Norberto Termenon
  • Patent number: 7708126
    Abstract: A hydrokinetic coupling device is intended, in particular, for a motor vehicle. The hydrokinetic coupling device comprises a casing rotationally connecting a driving shaft and an impeller wheel, a turbine wheel fixed to a turbine hub rotationally connected to a driven shaft, a clutch locking the coupling of the driving and driven shafts, and a damping element comprising elastic washers for restricting the essentially-radial circulation of the fluid at least inside a front axial space which is located between a front guide washer and a web, such that the fluid circulates though the lockup clutch of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Valeo Embrayages
    Inventors: Rabah Arhab, Norberto Termenon, Daniel Bonnel
  • Publication number: 20100025175
    Abstract: A lock-up clutch (12) for a hydrokinetic coupling device (10), wherein the clutch includes rotational coupling means between a first element (44, 46) and an adjacent element (14A, 36) consisting of elastic tongues (60) adapted to transmit torque between the elements (44, 46, 14A, 36) and to be deformed elastically in the axial direction to enable movement of the first element (44, 46) relative to the adjacent element (14A, 36) about the articulation member in the form of an annular boss (50).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventors: Roel VERHOOG, Rabah Arhab, Norberto Termenon
  • Publication number: 20090223767
    Abstract: A hydrokinetic coupling device (10) which is intended in particular for a motor vehicle. The inventive device is characterized in that it consists of a damping element (20) comprising elements (100,110) for restricting the essentially-radial circulation of the fluid at least inside the front axial space (E1) which is located between a front guide washer (28) and a web (29), such that the fluid circulates through the lockup clutch (16) of the device (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2003
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventors: Rabah Arhab, Daniel Bonnel, Norberto Termenon
  • Patent number: 7543694
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hydrokinetic coupling device (10) characterized by the fact that the web (74) comprises, at the inner radial end thereof, a collar (86), which axially extends toward the front between the turbine wheel (32) and the turbine hub (40) and which is rotationally joined by friction welding respectively: at the front, to the turbine wheel (32) by a first weld joint (88) provided between a front annular contact face (90) of the collar (86) and a rear welding face (92) opposite the inner radial periphery of the turbine wheel (32) and; at the rear, to the turbine hub (40) by a second rear weld joint (96) provided between a rear annular contact face (98) of the collar (86) and a front welding face (100) opposite the outer radial periphery of the turbine hub (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Valeo Embrayages
    Inventors: Rabah Arhab, Norberto Termenon
  • Publication number: 20090101462
    Abstract: A hydrokinetic coupling device (10), which comprises a axis of rotation (B) and a torque converter (12), comprising a turbine wheel (22) mounted rotationally around a rotary driven shaft, as well as a circumferential damping device (40), comprising a damper plate (42) with a radial flange (44), rotationally linked without play to the turbine wheel (22) by a connecting element (62) and which is linked with circumferential damping with the rotary driven shaft. A locking clutch (14) that comprises at least one annular friction disc (56A, 56B) sliding axially, which rotates together with the flange (44) of the damper plate (42). The friction disc (56A, 56B) is carried by the connecting element (62), which directly connects the turbine wheel (22) to the flange (44) of the damper plate (42).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2008
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Inventors: Rabah ARHAB, Norberto Termenon
  • Publication number: 20070163852
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hydrokinetic coupling device (10) characterized by the fact that the web (74) comprises, at the inner radial end thereof, a collar (86), which axially extends toward the front between the turbine wheel (32) and the turbine hub (40) and which is rotationally joined by friction welding respectively: at the front, to the turbine wheel (32) by a first weld joint (88) provided between a front annular contact face (90) of the collar (86) and a rear welding face (92) opposite the inner radial periphery of the turbine wheel (32) and; at the rear, to the turbine hub (40) by a second rear weld joint (96) provided between a rear annular contact face (98) of the collar (86) and a front welding face (100) opposite the outer radial periphery of the turbine hub (40).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2005
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Inventors: Rabah Arhab, Norberto Termenon
  • Patent number: 7191879
    Abstract: A coupling apparatus for a motor vehicle, including a hub designed to link in rotation an output shaft and a turbine wheel a clutch for locking the coupling between the input shaft and output shaft. A locking piston is axially mobile between a wall integral with the turbine wheel and a wall for locking a crankcase designed rotatable link the input shaft and an impeller wheel. A female member of sealing mechanism, linked to the piston axially about a male member of the sealing mechanism, linked to the hub. A damping mechanism is clamped between the piston and the wall and an output member linked to the hub. The male member and the damping output member are each mounted on the hub or born by a member mounted on the hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Valeo Embrayages
    Inventors: Rabah Arhab, Norberto Termenon