Patents by Inventor Sergio Da Costa Pito

Sergio Da Costa Pito 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: 10889327
    Abstract: The invention concerns a structure for a motor vehicle front end, comprising a crossmember and at least one column (4) rigidly connected to the crossmember, the crossmember extending longitudinally in a so-called main direction, characterised in that said at least one column (4) comprises a first set (10) of reinforcing ribs (11) on at least a portion (12) of an outer surface of said at least one column (4), each reinforcing rib (11) extending in a direction (D) parallel to the main direction of the crossmember.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Lanard, Sergio Da Costa Pito
  • Publication number: 20200381792
    Abstract: The invention relates to a casing for protecting at least one electric battery module (M), comprising at least one element (9) for thermal regulation of said at least one module (M) in which a heat-transfer fluid flows. According to the invention, the protective housing comprises at least one duct (10), for conveying heat-transfer fluid, that extends in at least one wall of the protective casing (B, 1, 2, 3, 4) and is in fluid connection with said at least one thermal regulation element (9).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Thibaut Perrin, Mohamed Ibrahimi, Bastien Jovet, Sergio Da Costa Pito
  • Patent number: 10833716
    Abstract: A docking station having a base, a first maintaining element and a second maintaining element arranged to bear on two opposite edges of a contour of a nomad electronic device received between the first maintaining element and the second maintaining element. The first maintaining element is movable relative to the base to adjust the separation between the first maintaining element and the second maintaining element based on the distance separating the two opposite edges of the nomad electronic device. A visible outer surface of the first maintaining element includes at least one control element and/or at least one device displaying a function of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: FAURECIA INTERIEUR INDUSTRIE
    Inventors: Julien Beauregard, Sergio Da Costa Pito, Christophe Brunard
  • Publication number: 20200343501
    Abstract: The invention relates to a battery support housing (1) comprising a cover (2) capable of being attached to the chassis of a vehicle and a support structure (3) capable of receiving an electric battery (B), said support structure (3) being composed of a main face (3a), at least a part of the periphery of which is equipped with a rim (3b), characterized in that at least one zone of the support structure (3) is manufactured by combining a plurality of materials, which materials comprise at least one ductile material, a resistant material and an assembly material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Sergio Da Costa Pito, Emmanuel Henon, Jean-Nicolas Guyomard, Emmanuel Rudloff, Guillaume Lair
  • Publication number: 20190366652
    Abstract: The invention relates to a shut-off flap (26) for a motor vehicle shut-off device, notably for a device for shutting off an air inlet in the front face of a motor vehicle, comprising a flap body (28), the flap body (28) being at least partially made of a fibre reinforced composite material, notably one that uses continuous reinforcing fibres (42, 44). The invention also relates to a motor vehicle shut-off device comprising such a flap and to methods of manufacturing this flap and this shut-off device for a motor vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Sergio Da Costa Pito, Thomas Nore
  • Publication number: 20190315407
    Abstract: The invention concerns a structure for a motor vehicle front end, comprising a crossmember and at least one column (4) rigidly connected to the crossmember, the crossmember extending longitudinally in a so-called main direction, characterised in that said at least one column (4) comprises a first set (10) of reinforcing ribs (11) on at least a portion (12) of an outer surface of said at least one column (4), each reinforcing rib (11) extending in a direction (D) parallel to the main direction of the crossmember.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Lanard, Sergio Da Costa Pito
  • Patent number: 10106091
    Abstract: A support for a portable electronic apparatus. The support includes a first edge and a second edge, a locking device movable between a locking position, in which it prevents the translation of the first edge relative to the second edge, and an unlocking position, and an actuating device for actuating the locking device movable between an inactive position and an active position in which the actuating device keeps the locking device in its unlocking position. Movement of the second edge from an idle position to a maintaining position drives the actuating device from its active position to its inactive position. The support includes a control device that, when moved from a released position to a disengagement position, causes the actuating device to go from its inactive position to its active position while keeping the second edge in its maintaining position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Faurecia Interieur Industrie
    Inventors: Sergio Da Costa Pito, Bruno Dinant
  • Patent number: 10086771
    Abstract: A support for a mobile device has a front face bearing a stationary jaw. The support includes a moving jaw facing the stationary jaw, mounted in translation on the front face of the support. The moving jaw is able to receive a side edge of the mobile device, and the support further includes at least one guide ramp secured to the support, on which the moving jaw is slidingly mounted between a separated position, in which the mobile device is placed against the moving jaw, and a maintaining position, in which the mobile device is kept pressed against the stationary jaw. The support includes at least one return element, secured to the support, cooperating with the moving jaw over the entire length of the guide ramp and able to grip the mobile device against the stationary jaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Faurecia Interieur Industrie
    Inventors: Philippe Barre, Julien Beauregard, Christophe Brunard, Sergio Da Costa Pito, Bruno Dinant
  • Patent number: 9951215
    Abstract: The invention relates to an injectable composite material comprising: (a) 28 to 95% by weight of a polypropylene-polyethylene copolymer; (b) 0 to 10% by weight of a flow enhancer; (c) 1 to 20% by weight of an impact modifier; (d) 1 to 20% by weight of a compatibilizing agent; and (e) 3 to 70% by weight of natural fibers, wherein the polypropylene-polyethylene copolymer forms a matrix. It also relates to a method for preparing this composite material as well as to a method for its use for manufacturing parts by injection or by overmolding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Faurecia Interieur Industrie
    Inventors: Pauline Kannengiesser, Embarka Aoudjit, Laurence Dufrancatel, Sergio Da Costa Pito, Gérard Mougin
  • Publication number: 20170250717
    Abstract: A docking station having a base, a first maintaining element and a second maintaining element arranged to bear on two opposite edges of a contour of a nomad electronic device received between the first maintaining element and the second maintaining element. The first maintaining element is movable relative to the base to adjust the separation between the first maintaining element and the second maintaining element based on the distance separating the two opposite edges of the nomad electronic device. A visible outer surface of the first maintaining element includes at least one control element and/or at least one device displaying a function of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Julien BEAUREGARD, Sergio DA COSTA PITO, Christophe BRUNARD
  • Publication number: 20160257260
    Abstract: A support for a mobile device has a front face bearing a stationary jaw. The support includes a moving jaw facing the stationary jaw, mounted in translation on the front face of the support. The moving jaw is able to receive a side edge of the mobile device, and the support further includes at least one guide ramp secured to the support, on which the moving jaw is slidingly mounted between a separated position, in which the mobile device is placed against the moving jaw, and a maintaining position, in which the mobile device is kept pressed against the stationary jaw. The support includes at least one return element, secured to the support, cooperating with the moving jaw over the entire length of the guide ramp and able to grip the mobile device against the stationary jaw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Philippe BARRE, Julien BEAUREGARD, Christophe BRUNARD, Sergio DA COSTA PITO, Bruno DINANT
  • Publication number: 20160167586
    Abstract: A support for a portable electronic apparatus. The support includes a first edge and a second edge, a locking device movable between a locking position, in which it prevents the translation of the first edge relative to the second edge, and an unlocking position, and an actuating device for actuating the locking device movable between an inactive position and an active position in which the actuating device keeps the locking device in its unlocking position. Movement of the second edge from an idle position to a maintaining position drives the actuating device from its active position to its inactive position. The support includes a control device that, when moved from a released position to a disengagement position, causes the actuating device to go from its inactive position to its active position while keeping the second edge in its maintaining position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Sergio DA COSTA PITO, Bruno DINANT
  • Patent number: 9365244
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vehicle dashboard crossmember (2) including a crossbar which extends lengthwise along a generatrix line (G) that is directed substantially along the width of the vehicle body and transversely relative to the direction of travel of said vehicle, as well as at least one connection flange (3, 4) designed to enable said crossbar (2) to be attached to said body, said crossbar (2) consisting, over at least a portion of the length thereof, of a load-bearing web (10) that has a side wall (11) rounded about said generatrix line (G) so as to have, in a cross-section perpendicular to the generatrix line, a first arm (12) and a second arm (13) that are connected to one another via a common connection portion (14) and which thus define a cavity (15), and of a reinforcing brace (20) made of a fibrous composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignees: FAURECIA INTERIEUR INDUSTRIES, PEUGEOT CITROEN AUTOMOBILES SA
    Inventors: Jean Michel Appasamy, Christian Brancheriau, Sergio Da Costa Pito, Mickael Trannoy
  • Patent number: 9278653
    Abstract: A fixing support is provided for a portable electronic device, in particular in a motor vehicle. The fixing support includes a fixed base for receiving the electronic device, a retainer movably mounted on the fixed base between an idle position to place the electronic device on the fixed base and an active position to retain the electronic device on the fixed base, and a one-way lock adapted to allow the retainer to move from the idle position toward the active position, while preventing the retainer from moving from the active position toward the idle position. A motor vehicle dashboard and a motor vehicle are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Faurecia Interieur Industrie
    Inventors: Sergio Da Costa Pito, Christian Brancheriau
  • Patent number: 9150257
    Abstract: The invention relates to a transverse element comprising: a crossmember (2) designed to support a motor vehicle instrument panel, chiefly comprising a tubular element; and at least one support element (28), having the shape of an L, designed to support one end of said tubular element and intended to be fixed to a front pillar (8) of said vehicle. According to the invention, the transverse element comprises a first reinforcing element (48) designed to connect a first branch (30) of the support element to the crossmember (2) and a second reinforcing element (50) designed to connect the second branch (32) of the support element to the crossmember (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Faurecia Interieur Industrie
    Inventors: Laurent Baudart, Christian Brancheriau, Sergio Da Costa Pito, Albin Descamps
  • Publication number: 20150151793
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vehicle dashboard crossmember (2) including a crossbar which extends lengthwise along a generatrix line (G) that is directed substantially along the width of the vehicle body and transversely relative to the direction of travel of said vehicle, as well as at least one connection flange (3, 4) designed to enable said crossbar (2) to be attached to said body, said crossbar (2) consisting, over at least a portion of the length thereof, of a load-bearing web (10) that has a side wall (11) rounded about said generatrix line (G) so as to have, in a cross-section perpendicular to the generatrix line, a first arm (12) and a second arm (13) that are connected to one another via a common connection portion (14) and which thus define a cavity (15), and of a reinforcing brace (20) made of a fibrous composite material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventors: Jean Michel Appasamy, Christian Brancheriau, Sergio Da Costa Pito, Mickael Trannoy
  • Patent number: 8985679
    Abstract: An instrument panel crossmember for vehicles that have different configurations is intended to extend between two front pillars of a vehicle. The crossmember has a first portion extending opposite the vehicle driving seat. One end of the first portion connects to a front pillar of the vehicle, and another end of the first portion is connected to a fixing device. The fixing device is designed selectively to support a second portion of the crossmember that extends facing the vehicle passenger seat and/or to support a strut designed to connect the crossmember to the floor of the vehicle, depending on the configuration of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Faurecia Interieur Industrie
    Inventors: Sergio Da Costa Pito, Christian Brancheriau, Laurent Baudart, Albin Descamps
  • Publication number: 20140291894
    Abstract: The invention relates to an injectable composite material comprising: (a) 28 to 95% by weight of a polypropylene-polyethylene copolymer; (b) 0 to 10% by weight of a flow enhancer; (c) 1 to 20% by weight of an impact modifier; (d) 1 to 20% by weight of a compatibilizing agent; and (e) 3 to 70% by weight of natural fibers, wherein the polypropylene-polyethylene copolymer forms a matrix. It also relates to a method for preparing this composite material as well as to a method for its use for manufacturing parts by injection or by overmolding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: FAURECIA INTERIEUR INDUSTRIE
    Inventors: Pauline Kannengiesser, Embarka Aoudjit, Laurence Dufrancatel, Sergio Da Costa Pito, Gérard Mougin
  • Publication number: 20140138980
    Abstract: The invention relates to a transverse element comprising: a crossmember (2) designed to support a motor vehicle instrument panel, chiefly comprising a tubular element; and at least one support element (28), having the shape of an L, designed to support one end of said tubular element and intended to be fixed to a front pillar (8) of said vehicle. According to the invention, the transverse element comprises a first reinforcing element (48) designed to connect a first branch (30) of the support element to the crossmember (2) and a second reinforcing element (50) designed to connect the second branch (32) of the support element to the crossmember (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: FAURECIA INTERIEUR INDUSTRIE
    Inventors: Laurent Baudart, Christian Brancheriau, Sergio Da Costa Pito, Albin Descamps
  • Publication number: 20140125086
    Abstract: The invention relates to an instrument panel crossmember for vehicles that have different configurations, said crossmember (4) being intended to extend between two front pillars (28, 30) of a vehicle. According to the invention, the crossmember (4) comprises a first portion (22) extending opposite the vehicle driving seat, one end of said first portion (22) being intended to connect to a front pillar (28) of the vehicle, the other end being connected to a fixing device (26), said fixing device (26) being designed selectively to support one end of a second portion (24) extending facing the vehicle passenger seat and/or a strut (20) designed to connect said crossmember (4) to the floor (16) of the vehicle, depending on the configuration of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: FAURECIA INTERIEUR INDUSTRIE
    Inventors: Sergio Da Costa Pito, Christian Brancheriau, Laurent Baudart, Albin Descamps