Patents by Inventor Yvon Martel

Yvon Martel 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: 9694859
    Abstract: The drive unit includes a watertight elongated housing extending along a longitudinal axis and defining an inner chamber, two juxtaposed tracks disposed around the housing along its longitudinal axis and enabling the drive unit to move when the tracks are rotatably driven around the housing, and at least one track-driving motor. The motor is located within the inner chamber of the housing and includes an output shaft mechanically connected to the corresponding track. The unit can also include a ventilation circuit for the interior of the inner chamber of the housing, and a generator for producing electricity. The drive unit can be manufactured from a single housing or with the housings of two apparatuses that are juxtaposed and rigidly paired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventor: Yvon Martel
  • Publication number: 20160121944
    Abstract: The compact pulling apparatus includes a watertight elongated housing extending along a longitudinal axis and a track disposed around the housing along its longitudinal axis. The track enables the apparatus to move when rotatably driven around the housing. Depending on the implementation, the apparatus can include a generator/motor to selectively produce electricity which can power external equipment and rotatably drive the track, and/or a fuel-power engine. The apparatus further includes a power train assembly by which the rotating output power is transmitted from inside to outside the housing by the power train assembly using at least one rotatable shaft section sealingly extending across a corresponding one of the walls of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventor: Yvon MARTEL
  • Publication number: 20150217815
    Abstract: The drive unit includes a watertight elongated housing extending along a longitudinal axis and defining an inner chamber, two juxtaposed tracks disposed around the housing along its longitudinal axis and enabling the drive unit to move when the tracks are rotatably driven around the housing, and at least one track-driving motor. The motor is located within the inner chamber of the housing and includes an output shaft mechanically connected to the corresponding track. The unit can also include a ventilation circuit for the interior of the inner chamber of the housing, and a generator for producing electricity. The drive unit can be manufactured from a single housing or with the housings of two apparatuses that are juxtaposed and rigidly paired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventor: Yvon MARTEL
  • Patent number: 8827014
    Abstract: The apparatus includes a watertight elongated housing extending along a longitudinal axis and defining an inner chamber, a track disposed around the housing on its longitudinal axis and enabling the apparatus to move when the track is rotatably driven around the housing, and a track-driving motor. The motor is located within the inner chamber of the housing and includes an output shaft mechanically connected to the track. The apparatus can also include a ventilation circuit for ventilating the inner chamber of the housing and a generator for producing electricity. A method of operating a motorized pulling apparatus is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventor: Yvon Martel
  • Publication number: 20130264130
    Abstract: The apparatus includes a watertight elongated housing extending along a longitudinal axis and defining an inner chamber, a track disposed around the housing on its longitudinal axis and enabling the apparatus to move when the track is rotatably driven around the housing, and a track-driving motor. The motor is located within the inner chamber of the housing and includes an output shaft mechanically connected to the track. The apparatus can also include a ventilation circuit for ventilating the inner chamber of the housing and a generator for producing electricity. A method of operating a motorized pulling apparatus is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventor: Yvon MARTEL
  • Patent number: 8528672
    Abstract: The apparatus includes a watertight elongate housing extending along a longitudinal axis and defining an inner chamber, a track disposed around the housing on its longitudinal axis and enabling the apparatus to move when the track is rotatably driven around the housing, a handlebar connected to the housing and extending rearward, and a track-driving motor. The motor is located within the inner chamber of the housing and includes an output shaft mechanically connected to the track. The apparatus can also include a ventilation circuit for ventilating the inner chamber of the housing and a generator for producing electricity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Inventor: Yvon Martel
  • Publication number: 20130192906
    Abstract: The apparatus includes a watertight elongate housing extending along a longitudinal axis and defining an inner chamber, a track disposed around the housing on its longitudinal axis and enabling the apparatus to move when the track is rotatably driven around the housing, a handlebar connected to the housing and extending rearward, and a track-driving motor. The motor is located within the inner chamber of the housing and includes an output shaft mechanically connected to the track. The apparatus can also include a ventilation circuit for ventilating the inner chamber of the housing and a generator for producing electricity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventor: Yvon MARTEL
  • Patent number: 8453769
    Abstract: The apparatus includes a watertight elongate housing extending along a longitudinal axis and defining an inner chamber, a track disposed around the housing on its longitudinal axis and enabling the apparatus to move when the track is rotatably driven around the housing, a handlebar connected to the housing and extending rearward, and a track-driving motor. The motor is located within the inner chamber of the housing and includes an output shaft mechanically connected to the track. The apparatus can also include a ventilation circuit for ventilating the inner chamber of the housing and a generator for producing electricity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventor: Yvon Martel
  • Publication number: 20130037332
    Abstract: The apparatus includes a watertight elongate housing extending along a longitudinal axis and defining an inner chamber, a track disposed around the housing on its longitudinal axis and enabling the apparatus to move when the track is rotatably driven around the housing, a handlebar connected to the housing and extending rearward, and a track-driving motor. The motor is located within the inner chamber of the housing and includes an output shaft mechanically connected to the track. The apparatus can also include a ventilation circuit for ventilating the inner chamber of the housing and a generator for producing electricity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventor: Yvon MARTEL
  • Publication number: 20100294575
    Abstract: A motorized hand truck has six wheels around an axle. An electric motor, through a worm drive, drives a gear box connected to the axle. The hand truck can be used horizontally to carry long objects. It could be used to carry stretchers for example. In fact, for heavy object, using it horizontally is safer for the user who is below the load and controls it from a low center of gravity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventor: Yvon Martel
  • Patent number: 5222569
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a propulsion apparatus for imparting thrust to a person. The propulsion apparatus is configured so as to be disposed or mounted on the user such that the thrust is transmitted to the rear of the user's pelvic area. The propulsion apparatus may, for example, include a motor which is connected to a propeller for providing forward thrust. The propulsion, apparatus may, in particular, be used in association with skis for travelling over a snow covered surface; however, it may be used in association with other similar or analogous devices for travel over the same or other surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1993
    Inventor: Yvon Martel