Patents by Inventor Silvano Sandri

Silvano Sandri 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: 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
  • Patent number: 11466490
    Abstract: A hinge of a motor-vehicle mobile part includes a first and a second hinge element mounted articulated with respect to each other about a hinge axis. The second hinge element is articulated to the first hinge element by an articulation portion having two pins defining the hinge axis, and projecting in opposite directions from two sides of the second hinge element. The first hinge element and the second hinge element are obtained by an additive manufacturing technique in an already reciprocally articulated condition, with the pins mounted with clearance within respective articulation seats formed on two flanges of the first hinge element adjacent to the sides of the second hinge element. The hinge also includes two bushing-shaped members, each interposed between one of said two pins and the respective articulation seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: C.R.F. Società Consortile per Azioni
    Inventors: Daniele Bassan, Silvano Sandri, Michele Longo, Stefano Paradiso, Carlo Carcioffi
  • Publication number: 20220250692
    Abstract: A motor-vehicle lattice frame that includes a plurality of structural nodes each having a central body and at least one hollow arm protruding from the central body. The lattice frame also includes a plurality of beam elements connected to each other by means of the hollow protruding arms. The structural nodes are made by an additive manufacturing technique and at least one arm of one of the nodes has an end portion opposite to said central body having a channel shape with an open cavity both at a front end of the arm and along one side of the arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: C.R.F. SOCIETÀ CONSORTILE PER AZIONI
    Inventors: Daniele BASSAN, Silvano SANDRI, Michele LONGO, Stefano PARADISO, Carlo CARCIOFFI
  • Publication number: 20210032915
    Abstract: A hinge of a motor-vehicle mobile part includes a first and a second hinge element mounted articulated with respect to each other about a hinge axis. The second hinge element is articulated to the first hinge element by an articulation portion having two pins defining the hinge axis, and projecting in opposite directions from two sides of the second hinge element. The first hinge element and the second hinge element are obtained by an additive manufacturing technique in an already reciprocally articulated condition, with the pins mounted with clearance within respective articulation seats formed on two flanges of the first hinge element adjacent to the sides of the second hinge element. The hinge also includes two bushing-shaped members, each interposed between one of said two pins and the respective articulation seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: C.R.F. Società Consortile per Azioni
    Inventors: Daniele BASSAN, Silvano SANDRI, Michele LONGO, Stefano PARADISO, Carlo CARCIOFFI
  • 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: 10850598
    Abstract: A motor-vehicle engine suspension elastic device has a main body of metal and/or composite material elongated in a direction parallel to the longitudinal direction of the motor-vehicle. The elastic device has a first end that can be connected to a structural connecting element of a motor-vehicle, and a second end that can be connected to a motor-vehicle engine. The main metal body of the elastic device includes at least one portion elastically deformable in the aforesaid longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: C.R.F. Societá Consortile per Azioni
    Inventors: Silvano Sandri, Michele Rabito Crescimanno
  • Patent number: 10780755
    Abstract: It is herein described an oscillating arm for a motor-vehicle suspension having a first rod element and a second rod element. The second rod element is a half-shell rod that provides a cavity. The oscillating arm also comprises at least one insert, made of plastic or fiber-reinforced composite material, which fills the cavity of the half-shell rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: C.R.F. Società Consortile per Azioni
    Inventors: Carlo Pavesio, Andrea Crosetti, Sara Di Lisio, Silvano Sandri
  • Patent number: 10519838
    Abstract: Described herein is a unit for conversion of thermal energy designed in particular for installation along an exhaust-gas line of a motor vehicle and configured for exchange and conversion of the thermal energy of the exhaust gases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: C.R.F. Societa Consortile per Azioni
    Inventors: Alex Rinaldi, Silvano Sandri, Paolo Graziano
  • Patent number: 10486743
    Abstract: An auxiliary cross-member structure for supporting elements of a motor-vehicle front suspension includes a metal sheet hollow frame in a form of a hollow shell, with two opposite end portions, for connection of two respective oscillating arms of the suspension. The metal sheet hollow frame is defined by a single metal sheet folded on itself and having portions which are overlapped and welded. In a preferred implementation, within the metal sheet hollow frame is provided an additional filling structure at least partially constituted of synthetic material or composite material incorporating reinforcing fibers. At each end of the auxiliary cross-member structure there are two pairs of holes aligned with each other along two vertical axes which are used both for mounting elastic bushings for connection of a respective oscillating arm, and for the engagement of connecting screws for connecting the auxiliary cross-member structure to the motor-vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: C.R.F. Societa Consortile per Azioni
    Inventors: Carlo Pavesio, Silvano Sandri, Michele Maria Tedesco, Roberto Toffetti
  • Publication number: 20190176604
    Abstract: A motor-vehicle engine suspension elastic device has a main body of metal and/or composite material elongated in a direction parallel to the longitudinal direction of the motor-vehicle. The elastic device has a first end that can be connected to a structural connecting element of a motor-vehicle, and a second end that can be connected to a motor-vehicle engine. The main metal body of the elastic device includes at least one portion elastically deformable in the aforesaid longitudinal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: C.R.F. Società Consortile per Azioni
    Inventors: Silvano SANDRI, Michele RABITO CRESCIMANNO
  • Publication number: 20190162099
    Abstract: Described herein is a unit for conversion of thermal energy designed in particular for installation along an exhaust-gas line of a motor vehicle and configured for exchange and conversion of the thermal energy of the exhaust gases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Alex RINALDI, Silvano SANDRI, Paolo GRAZIANO
  • Publication number: 20190107162
    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: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Carlo PAVESIO, Renato BADINO, Stefano LUCA, Silvano SANDRI, Dario SCANTAMBURLO
  • Publication number: 20190077206
    Abstract: It is herein described an oscillating arm for a motor-vehicle suspension having a first rod element and a second rod element. The second rod element is a half-shell rod that provides a cavity. The oscillating arm also comprises at least one insert, made of plastic or fiber-reinforced composite material, which fills the cavity of the half-shell rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Carlo PAVESIO, Andrea CROSETTI, Sara DI LISIO, Silvano SANDRI
  • Patent number: 10023233
    Abstract: An auxiliary frame for supporting elements of a front suspension of a motor-vehicle includes two end supports for connection thereto of suspension elements and a structure which connects the end supports to each other. The connecting structure has a front beam and a rear beam which connect the end supports to each other. The rear beam has an arch-like configuration which extends substantially in a horizontal plane, with a central portion arranged in a forwardly spaced position. The front beam of the connecting structure has a configuration which is substantially straight and perpendicular to a vertical median plane of the auxiliary frame. The front beam and the rear beam are longitudinally spaced from each other and connected to each other by at least two lateral longitudinal arms spaced from each other and which have a configuration substantially straight and parallel to the vertical median plane of the auxiliary frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: C.R.F. Società Consortile per Azioni
    Inventors: Silvano Sandri, Maurizio Meneguzzo, Massimo Biasiolo
  • Publication number: 20180135492
    Abstract: Described herein is a unit for conversion of thermal energy designed in particular for installation along an exhaust-gas line of a motor vehicle and configured for exchange and conversion of the thermal energy of the exhaust gases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Alex RINALDI, Silvano SANDRI, Paolo GRAZIANO
  • Publication number: 20180072346
    Abstract: An auxiliary cross-member structure for supporting elements of a motor-vehicle front suspension includes a metal sheet hollow frame in a form of a hollow shell, with two opposite end portions, for connection of two respective oscillating arms of the suspension. The metal sheet hollow frame is defined by a single metal sheet folded on itself and having portions which are overlapped and welded. In a preferred implementation, within the metal sheet hollow frame is provided an additional filling structure at least partially constituted of synthetic material or composite material incorporating reinforcing fibers. At each end of the auxiliary cross-member structure there are two pairs of holes aligned with each other along two vertical axes which are used both for mounting elastic bushings for connection of a respective oscillating arm, and for the engagement of connecting screws for connecting the auxiliary cross-member structure to the motor-vehicle body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Carlo PAVESIO, Silvano SANDRI, Michele Maria TEDESCO, Roberto TOFFETTI
  • Patent number: 9831410
    Abstract: Described herein is a unit for conversion of thermal energy including: —a first heat-exchange unit defining a first flow path for a first thermovector fluid; and—a second heat-exchange unit defining a second flow path for a second thermovector fluid. The second flow path is obtained by a plurality of cartridge elements each including at least one element made of thermoelectric material. The second heat-exchange unit includes a first manifold element and a second manifold element, each including a connection interface to said plurality of cartridge elements, which is configured for providing a hydraulic connection with inlet orifices and outlet orifices of the cartridge elements, and an electrical connection to first electrodes and second electrodes of said plurality of cartridge elements electrically connected to the elements made of thermoelectric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: C.R.F. Societa Consortile per Azioni
    Inventors: Alex Rinaldi, Silvano Sandri, Andrea Perosino
  • Publication number: 20170240208
    Abstract: An auxiliary frame for supporting elements of a front suspension of a motor-vehicle includes two end supports for connection thereto of suspension elements and a structure which connects the end supports to each other. The connecting structure has a front beam and a rear beam which connect the end supports to each other. The rear beam has an arch-like configuration which extends substantially in a horizontal plane, with a central portion arranged in a forwardly spaced position. The front beam of the connecting structure has a configuration which is substantially straight and perpendicular to a vertical median plane of the auxiliary frame. The front beam and the rear beam are longitudinally spaced from each other and connected to each other by at least two lateral longitudinal arms spaced from each other and which have a configuration substantially straight and parallel to the vertical median plane of the auxiliary frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: C.R.F. Società Consortile per Azioni
    Inventors: Silvano SANDRI, Maurizio MENEGUZZO, Massimo BIASIOLO
  • Publication number: 20170133570
    Abstract: Described herein is a unit for conversion of thermal energy including:—a first heat-exchange unit defining a first flow path for a first thermovector fluid; and—a second heat-exchange unit defining a second flow path for a second thermovector fluid. The second flow path is obtained by a plurality of cartridge elements each including at least one element made of thermoelectric material. The second heat-exchange unit includes a first manifold element and a second manifold element, each including a connection interface to said plurality of cartridge elements, which is configured for providing a hydraulic connection with inlet orifices and outlet orifices of the cartridge elements, and an electrical connection to first electrodes and second electrodes of said plurality of cartridge elements electrically connected to the elements made of thermoelectric material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Alex RINALDI, Silvano SANDRI, Andrea PEROSINO
  • Patent number: 8627911
    Abstract: A roller shutter device is mounted in front of a radiator of a motor vehicle for regulating air flow entering into the engine compartment and traversing the radiator. The shutter is wound on a transverse roller which is received in an additional space defined in front of the radiator by a reinforcement crosspiece of the body having a substantially C-shaped outwardly projecting cross-section, which divides the front opening of the body into at least one lower opening and into at least one upper opening. The roller shutter is provided in one of said upper and lower openings; while an auxiliary shutter device which can be of the tilting louver type or even of the roller shutter type is associated to the other opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: C.R.F. Società Consortile per Azioni
    Inventors: Roberto Tregnago, Silvano Sandri, Irene De Puri