Patents by Inventor Renato Badino

Renato Badino 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: 12036834
    Abstract: Steering suspension module including a shock absorber strut, a suspension upright, an outer ring of a wheel hub unit attached integrally to a front face of the suspension upright, and a ball joint for articulation with a control arm; wherein the suspension strut consists of a cup-shaped body made entirely of continuous, sheared and bent metal sheet, and the outer ring is provided integral in one piece with, and radially cantilevered from, a steering arm extending transversely cantilevered from the cup-shaped body, on the side of the cup-shaped body; the shock absorber strut is constrained within a first seat of the cup-shaped body and the ball joint is made as an independent unit constrained integrally with a second seat of the cup-shaped body in a position facing the first seat, the ball joint projecting inferiorly cantilevered from the cup-shaped body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignees: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF, FCA ITALY S.p.A.
    Inventors: Renato Badino, Marco Falossi, Francesco Lamboglia, Carlo Pavesio
  • Patent number: 11938754
    Abstract: An anti-loosening device for a fastening unit of a motor-vehicle wheel is configured to be coupled with a wheel hub. The anti-loosening device is configured to be arranged within the wheel hub along an axial direction, so that a main axis of the anti-loosening device coincides with the wheel axis. The anti-loosening device includes a gear arranged to cooperate with inner teeth of the wheel hub, an elastic element extending axially with respect to the gear, and a coupling element obtained on a sector of said gear, arranged to receive a corresponding fastening. During assembly of the wheel—hub assembly, the anti-loosening device is arranged to create a compressed configuration, wherein the gear is decoupled with respect to the inner teeth, and is arranged within a cavity portion obtained on the inner surface of the wheel hub, so as to allow rotation of the anti-loosening device around the main axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: FCA ITALY S.P.A.
    Inventors: Stefano Lucà, Renato Badino
  • Patent number: 11780496
    Abstract: A steering suspension of a vehicle includes a suspension upright and a mechanical component consisting of a radially outer ring of a wheel hub unit or of a rolling bearing forming part of a wheel hub unit. The outer ring is provided integral in one piece with a flange and a steering arm, extending radially cantilevered from the outer ring and the flange, with which it is also integral in one piece. On the side opposite to the steering arm the flange is integral in one piece with a pair of axially drilled radial lugs, configured to support, in use, a brake caliper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignees: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF, FCA ITALY S.p.A.
    Inventors: Renato Badino, Marco Falossi, Francesco Lamboglia, Carlo Pavesio
  • Patent number: 11724540
    Abstract: A tool for mounting a motor-vehicle wheel on a wheel hub includes a tubular body having a coupling portion arranged for coupling to the wheel hub, and a carrier portion for supporting the motor-vehicle wheel during a centering phase of the wheel on the hub. The tool has an inner tubular member and an outer tubular member rigidly connected to each other so as to be coaxial. At the coupling portion, the inner and outer tubular members are spaced apart so as to define a space arranged to receive an end portion of the wheel hub, in such a way that, in an operating condition, the end portion of the hub is interposed between the inner tubular member and the outer tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: FCA ITALY S.P.A.
    Inventors: Stefano Lucà, Renato Badino
  • Patent number: 11713031
    Abstract: Hybrid or fully electric vehicle comprising: a conventional braking system based on friction bodies to brake the motor vehicle by interaction of the friction bodies in response to the operation of a brake pedal or any other equivalent control member, a reversible electric machine operatively coupled to the wheels of the vehicle and electronically controllable to operate selectively as an electric engine to generate a mechanical power to propel to the vehicle and as an electric generator to convert the kinetic energy of the motor vehicle into electrical energy, and an automotive electronic control system comprising a sensory system to measure automotive quantities, and an electronic control unit to control operation of the conventional braking system and of the electric machine in response to the operation of the brake pedal or any other operationally equivalent control member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: FCA ITALY S.p.A.
    Inventors: Gabriele Bonaccorso, Luca Enrico, Renato Badino, Michele Ieluzzi, Michele Galbusera
  • Patent number: 11535098
    Abstract: A wheel unit for an electric vehicle with a disengageable drive includes a wheel support, a wheel hub rotatably supported by the wheel support, and a wheel pin carried by a member driven by the electric motor and rotatably mounted within the wheel hub, by means of two rolling bearings. A coupling device connects in a releasable way the driven member to the wheel hub. The two rolling bearings that support in rotation the wheel pin have respective outer rings mounted by interference fit within a cylindrical wall of a central opening of the wheel hub, and respective inner rings rigidly connected together by means of a spacer sleeve having a predetermined length. The wheel-hub unit with the two rolling bearings and the spacer sleeve can be assembled before being mounted on the wheel pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: FCA Italy S.p.A.
    Inventor: Renato Badino
  • Publication number: 20220379859
    Abstract: A vehicle braking system includes a master cylinder. In a delivery line of the master cylinder there is a pressure transfer device, which generates a pressure in a hydraulic actuating line of a respective brake device following a fluid pressure communicated to a first inlet of the pressure transfer device from the delivery line and/or following a fluid pressure supplied to a second inlet of the pressure transfer device from an electrically-operated fluid pressure source. An electronic controller controls an enabling/disabling solenoid valve, and the electrically-operated fluid pressure source to create different operating modes of the system. The system does not include any vacuum-operated servo-assisting devices. The master cylinder is associated with a hydraulic device for adjusting the feeling on the brake pedal, in which a fluid pressure is generated that opposes the brake pedal actuation. The electronic controller controls the pressure in the device for adjustment of the feeling on the pedal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Applicant: C.R.F. Società Consortile per Azioni
    Inventors: Michele IELUZZI, Paolo GRAZIANO, Renato BADINO, Luigi PETRUCCELLI
  • Publication number: 20220333655
    Abstract: A suspension device of a motor-vehicle wheel includes a support member of the motor-vehicle wheel connectable to the motor-vehicle structure by means of one or more suspension members, a brake disc connected in rotation with the motor-vehicle wheel, a brake caliper associated with the brake disc and a brake disc cover. The brake caliper is formed in a single piece with the support member of the motor-vehicle wheel by means of additive manufacturing technology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Silvano SANDRI, Carlo PAVESIO, Dario SCANTAMBURLO, Renato BADINO, Stefano LUCÀ
  • Publication number: 20220324320
    Abstract: A wheel unit for an electric vehicle with a disengageable drive includes a wheel support, a wheel hub rotatably supported by the wheel support, and a wheel pin carried by a member driven by the electric motor and rotatably mounted within the wheel hub, by means of two rolling bearings. A coupling device connects in a releasable way the driven member to the wheel hub. The two rolling bearings that support in rotation the wheel pin have respective outer rings mounted by interference fit within a cylindrical wall of a central opening of the wheel hub, and respective inner rings rigidly connected together by means of a spacer sleeve having a predetermined length. The wheel-hub unit with the two rolling bearings and the spacer sleeve can be assembled before being mounted on the wheel pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventor: Renato Badino
  • Patent number: 11441623
    Abstract: A vehicle braking system includes a controller that receives signals from sensors associated with vehicle disc brakes, which allow detection of a parameter indicative of a degree of noise generated from each disc brake. When noise generation is detected, the controller activates a noise attenuation function of a first type if the vehicle is braking, and of a second type if the vehicle is not braking. The first type involves reducing actuating pressure of a fluid actuator associated with the disc brake for which noise generation is detected. The second type involves temporarily activating, while the vehicle is running and not braking, the fluid actuator associated with the disc brake which is generating noise. The controller also receives signals indicative of vehicle operating parameters which allow conditions to be defined in which priority is given to vehicle safety, and in which the noise attenuation function is excluded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: FCA Italy S.p.A.
    Inventors: Renato Badino, Stefano Lucà
  • Publication number: 20220266645
    Abstract: Steering suspension module including a shock absorber strut, a suspension upright, an outer ring of a wheel hub unit attached integrally to a front face of the suspension upright, and a ball joint for articulation with a control arm; wherein the suspension strut consists of a cup-shaped body made entirely of continuous, sheared and bent metal sheet, and the outer ring is provided integral in one piece with, and radially cantilevered from, a steering arm extending transversely cantilevered from the cup-shaped body, on the side of the cup-shaped body; the shock absorber strut is constrained within a first seat of the cup-shaped body and the ball joint is made as an independent unit constrained integrally with a second seat of the cup-shaped body in a position facing the first seat, the ball joint projecting inferiorly cantilevered from the cup-shaped body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Renato BADINO, Marco FALOSSI, Francesco LAMBOGLIA, Carlo PAVESIO
  • Publication number: 20220266904
    Abstract: A steering suspension of a vehicle includes a suspension upright and a mechanical component consisting of a radially outer ring of a wheel hub unit or of a rolling bearing forming part of a wheel hub unit; wherein the outer ring is provided integral in one piece with a flange and a steering arm, extending radially cantilevered from the outer ring and the flange, with which it is also integral in one piece; on the side opposite to the steering arm the flange is provided integral in one piece with a pair of axially drilled radial lugs, configured to support, in use, a brake caliper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Renato BADINO, Marco FALOSSI, Francesco LAMBOGLIA, Carlo PAVESIO
  • Patent number: 11390257
    Abstract: A vehicle braking system includes an assistance device having a vacuum pump driven by an engine for communicating vacuum to a chamber of the assistance device. A control valve is interposed along a fluid line between the pump and the chamber. The control valve is in its first operative condition, where the inlet side of the vacuum pump communicates with the chamber, when pressure within the chamber is above a predetermined value; and is in its second operative condition, where the inlet side of the vacuum pump communicates with the atmosphere, when pressure within the chamber is below a predetermined value. In this second condition the pump intakes air from and feeds air into the atmosphere, thereby reducing the energy consumption by the engine required for driving the pump during stages where, within the chamber, there is a vacuum sufficient for the regular operation of the braking system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventors: Gianluca Marcolongo, Renato Badino, Michele Ieluzzi, Giovanni Gabiati, Stefano Lucà, Paolo Graziano
  • Publication number: 20210354504
    Abstract: An anti-loosening device for a fastening unit of a motor-vehicle wheel is configured to be coupled with a wheel hub. The anti-loosening device is configured to be arranged within the wheel hub along an axial direction, so that a main axis of the anti-loosening device coincides with the wheel axis. The anti-loosening device includes a gear arranged to cooperate with inner teeth of the wheel hub, an elastic element extending axially with respect to the gear, and a coupling element obtained on a sector of said gear, arranged to receive a corresponding fastening. During assembly of the wheel—hub assembly, the anti-loosening device is arranged to create a compressed configuration, wherein the gear is decoupled with respect to the inner teeth, and is arranged within a cavity portion obtained on the inner surface of the wheel hub, so as to allow rotation of the anti-loosening device around the main axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: FCA Italy S.p.A.
    Inventors: Stefano LUCÀ, Renato BADINO
  • Publication number: 20210300113
    Abstract: A tool for mounting a motor-vehicle wheel on a wheel hub includes a tubular body having a coupling portion arranged for coupling to the wheel hub, and a carrier portion for supporting the motor-vehicle wheel during a centering phase of the wheel on the hub. The tool has an inner tubular member and an outer tubular member rigidly connected to each other so as to be coaxial. At the coupling portion, the inner and outer tubular members are spaced apart so as to define a space arranged to receive an end portion of the wheel hub, in such a way that, in an operating condition, the end portion of the hub is interposed between the inner tubular member and the outer tubular member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: FCA Italy S.p.A.
    Inventors: Stefano LUCÀ, Renato BADINO
  • Publication number: 20210094546
    Abstract: Hybrid or fully electric vehicle comprising: a conventional braking system based on friction bodies to brake the motor vehicle by interaction of the friction bodies in response to the operation of a brake pedal or any other equivalent control member, a reversible electric machine operatively coupled to the wheels of the vehicle and electronically controllable to operate selectively as an electric engine to generate a mechanical power to propel to the vehicle and as an electric generator to convert the kinetic energy of the motor vehicle into electrical energy, and an automotive electronic control system comprising a sensory system to measure automotive quantities, and an electronic control unit to control operation of the conventional braking system and of the electric machine in response to the operation of the brake pedal or any other operationally equivalent control member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Gabriele BONACCORSO, Luca ENRICO, Renato BADINO, Michele IELUZZI, Michele GALBUSERA
  • Patent number: 10895298
    Abstract: A suspension device of a motor-vehicle wheel includes a support member of the wheel connected to a structure of the motor-vehicle by one or more suspension members and a brake disc connected in rotation with the motor-vehicle wheel. The device also includes a brake disc cover rigidly connected to the support member and at least partially surrounding the brake disc. The brake disc cover is formed in a single piece with said support member of the motor-vehicle wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: C.R.F. Società Consortile per Azioni
    Inventors: Carlo Pavesio, Renato Badino, Stefano Luca, Silvano Sandri, Dario Scantamburlo
  • Patent number: 10830298
    Abstract: A brake disc for motor-vehicle disc brakes, includes a body with a hub and two opposite annular planar faces, wherein at least one of these faces is formed with one or more lines defining a surface irregularity, in the form of grooves or ribs, which extend between a radially inner edge and a radially outer edge of the respective face, so as to substantially cover the entire radial extension of the face. A height of the surface irregularity along said lines is less than 0.30 mm, so that during use, the lines defining the surface irregularity disappear, due to wear of the respective face, after an initial fraction of the life of the brake disc. During this initial stage, the lines defining the surface irregularity reduce the time necessary to obtain a bedding of the disc brake with respect to a case of a brake disc devoid of the lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: FCA Italy S.p.A.
    Inventors: Renato Badino, Stefano Luca
  • Publication number: 20200298811
    Abstract: A vehicle braking system includes an assistance device, having a vacuum pump driven by an engine for communicating vacuum to a chamber of the assistance device. A control valve is interposed along a fluid line between the pump and the chamber. The control valve is in its first operative condition, where the inlet side of the vacuum pump communicates with the chamber, when the pressure within the chamber is above a predetermined value; and is in its second operative condition, where the inlet side of the vacuum pump communicates with the atmosphere, when pressure within the chamber is below a predetermined value. In this second condition the pump intakes air from and feeds air into the atmosphere, thereby reducing the energy consumption by the engine required for driving the pump during stages where, within the chamber there is a vacuum sufficient for the regular operation of the braking system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Gianluca MARCOLONGO, Renato BADINO, Michele IELUZZI, Giovanni GABIATI, Stefano LUCÀ, Paolo GRAZIANO
  • Publication number: 20200116220
    Abstract: A vehicle braking system includes a controller that receives signals from sensors associated with vehicle disc brakes, which allow detection of a parameter indicative of a degree of noise generated from each disc brake. When noise generation is detected, the controller activates a noise attenuation function of a first type if the vehicle is braking, and of a second type if the vehicle is not braking. The first type involves reducing actuating pressure of a fluid actuator associated with the disc brake for which noise generation is detected. The second type involves temporarily activating, while the vehicle is running and not braking, the fluid actuator associated with the disc brake which is generating noise. The controller also receives signals indicative of vehicle operating parameters which allow conditions to be defined in which priority is given to vehicle safety, and in which the noise attenuation function is excluded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Renato BADINO, Stefano LUCÀ