Patents by Inventor Xavier Bartolo

Xavier Bartolo 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: 20190291049
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purification member comprises an annular substrate centered on a central axis, a peripheral electrode alongside and against an outer cylindrical face of the substrate, and a central electrode alongside and against an inner cylindrical face of the substrate. The substrate is made up of an electrically conductive material and includes a plurality of intersecting walls defining longitudinal cells therebetween and that each emerge in an upstream face and in a downstream face of the substrate. These intersecting walls are covered with a catalytic composition and each wall extends from an outer cylindrical wall of the substrate, defining the outer cylindrical face, to the inner cylindrical wall of the substrate, defining the inner cylindrical face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventor: Xavier BARTOLO
  • Patent number: 10413867
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purification member comprises an annular substrate centered on a central axis, a peripheral electrode alongside and against an outer cylindrical face of the substrate, and a central electrode alongside and against an inner cylindrical face of the substrate. The substrate is made up of an electrically conductive material and includes a plurality of intersecting walls defining longitudinal cells therebetween and that each emerge in an upstream face and in a downstream face of the substrate. These intersecting walls are covered with a catalytic composition and each wall extends from an outer cylindrical wall of the substrate, defining the outer cylindrical face, to the inner cylindrical wall of the substrate, defining the inner cylindrical face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Faurecia Systemes D'Echappement
    Inventor: Xavier Bartolo
  • Patent number: 10309279
    Abstract: A device includes a power source, at least one exhaust gas purification member having an upstream face and a downstream face, and a heating member placed in front of and at a distance from the upstream or downstream face. The heating member comprises a frame and a plurality of elongate heating elements surrounded by a peripheral part of the frame. Each heating element has first and second ends, with at least one of the first and second ends being electrically connected to the power source with the other end being connected to the frame. Each heating element is, between the first and second ends, connected only to at least one other of the heating elements. The heating elements are in contact with one another by respective points of contact, two points of contact of two different heating elements in contact with one another being at the same electric potential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Faurecia Systemes D'echappement
    Inventor: Xavier Bartolo
  • Publication number: 20180291790
    Abstract: The exhaust gas purification device for a vehicle comprises an exhaust gas purification member having a plurality of longitudinal circulation channels for the circulation of the exhaust gases, with each circulation channel having a free section. The device further includes a heater, comprised of a plurality of electrically conducting resistive wires engaged longitudinally each in one or several circulation channels, and a power source of the resistive wires. The resistive wires that are engaged in a same circulation channel occupy a total section smaller than 25% of the free section of the circulation channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventor: Xavier Bartolo
  • Publication number: 20180291786
    Abstract: A purification method comprises providing a purification device comprising at least one exhaust gas purification member having an upstream surface through which the exhaust gas enters the purification member and a downstream surface through which the exhaust gases exit the purification member. The method further includes, in the absence of forced circulation of the exhaust gas through the purification member by an engine of the vehicle, heating radiatively at least either the upstream zone or the downstream zone, for example before starting the engine of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventor: Xavier Bartolo
  • Publication number: 20180291787
    Abstract: A device includes a power source, at least one exhaust gas purification member having an upstream face and a downstream face, and a heating member placed in front of and at a distance from the upstream or downstream face. The heating member comprises a frame and a plurality of elongate heating elements surrounded by a peripheral part of the frame. Each heating element has first and second ends, with at least one of the first and second ends being electrically connected to the power source with the other end being connected to the frame. Each heating element is, between the first and second ends, connected only to at least one other of the heating elements. The heating elements are in contact with one another by respective points of contact, two points of contact of two different heating elements in contact with one another being at the same electric potential.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventor: Xavier Bartolo
  • Patent number: 9869224
    Abstract: An ammonia generating device is used for the treatment of exhaust gases of internal combustion engines, particularly for motor vehicles. The device includes a tank having a body capable of releasing ammonia by desorption. The device is also provided with a first single connection member comprising an electrical connection to supply the device with electricity and a fluid connection to allow evacuation of the ammonia produced following the desorption reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Faurecia Systemes D'Echappement
    Inventors: Xavier Bartolo, David Gafforelli
  • Publication number: 20160258548
    Abstract: A driving device comprises a support, an actuator provided with an output shaft and fixed to the support, and an arm having a distal point provided to be connected to the closing member. A kinematic chain converts a rotation of the output shaft into a rotational movement of a proximal point of the arm around a rotation axis. The proximal and distal points are situated at opposite ends of the arm. The kinematic chain comprises a link connecting the arm to the support. The link is arranged to guide the proximal point of the arm in rotation around the rotation axis, and to transmit, between the arm and the support, radial orientation forces relative to the rotation axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Xavier Bartolo, Frederic Greber
  • Patent number: 8938951
    Abstract: A device for storing and supplying ammonia to an exhaust line of an automobile vehicle, includes a solid material provided for absorbing the ammonia, a reservoir for storing the solid material, and a heating unit to heat the solid material to desorb the ammonia. The solid material comprises solid elements with a mass of less than 50 grams. The heating unit is insulated from the reservoir. The device also includes a first assembly for transferring solid elements from the reservoir to the heating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Faurecia Systemes D'Echappement
    Inventors: Xavier Bartolo, David Gafforelli
  • Publication number: 20130327027
    Abstract: A device for storing and supplying ammonia to an exhaust line of an automobile vehicle, includes a solid material provided for absorbing the ammonia, a reservoir for storing the solid material, and a heating unit to heat the solid material to desorb the ammonia. The solid material comprises solid elements with a mass of less than 50 grams. The heating unit is insulated from the reservoir. The device also includes a first assembly for transferring solid elements from the reservoir to the heating unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Xavier Bartolo, David Gafforelli
  • Publication number: 20130327020
    Abstract: An ammonia generating device is used for the treatment of exhaust gases of internal combustion engines, particularly for motor vehicles. The device includes a tank having a body capable of releasing ammonia by desorption. The device is also provided with a first single connection member comprising an electrical connection to supply the device with electricity and a fluid connection to allow evacuation of the ammonia produced following the desorption reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Xavier Bartolo, David Gafforelli