Patents Assigned to A. Raymond et Cie
  • Patent number: 10530293
    Abstract: A fastening staple adapted for fastening of a photovoltaic framework against a front face of a support wall comprises a bearing head and a counter-support foot constituting a jaw likely to transversely receive both a segment of the support wall and a segment of the photovoltaic framework. The counter-support foot comprises at least one bearing lateral flange positioned longitudinally so as to bear longitudinally against a rear face of the support wall when the photovoltaic framework and the support wall are transversely engaged in the jaw. The bearing head comprises at least one hooking element adapted to hook the photovoltaic framework in order to transversely immobilize the photovoltaic framework in the jaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: A. RAYMOND ET CIE
    Inventors: Antoine Legall, Emmanuel Turlot, Jean-Baptiste Chevrier
  • Patent number: 10493895
    Abstract: An attachment device for attaching to a generally channel-section rail having rims forming a channel is provided. The device comprises a latch for inserting into the inside of the channel and for being retained therein by the rims of the rail, and a locking member for locking the latch in the rail. The locking member comprises a rotary shaft secured to the latch and extending axially through a bearing plats for resting on the top of the channel. The locking member also includes a cam adapted to move the bearing plate axially relative to the rotary shaft when the rotary shaft is turned in one direction or the other. The bearing plate comes closer to the latch when the rotary shaft is turned in one direction of rotation and the bearing plate moves away from the latch when the rotary shaft is burned in the opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: A. RAYMOND ET CIE
    Inventor: David Lamoureux
  • Patent number: 10465727
    Abstract: The invention relates to an attachment device with a fastener, a first supporting disk and a second supporting disk, wherein the fastener has a head with a head contact surface and a pin extending out along a longitudinal axis, wherein the pin has an attachment end with a contact surface that is opposite the head contact surface. The first supporting disk has a suitably large opening to permit the pin to pass through the opening, and has a wedge-shaped section. The second supporting disk has a suitably large opening to permit the pin to pass through the opening and to permit the second supporting disk to turn relative to the fastener about the longitudinal axis of the pin. The second supporting disk is in contact with the wedge-shaped section and moves along the surface of the wedge-shaped section, when the second supporting disk and the fastener turn relative to each other about the longitudinal axis of the pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: A. Raymond Et Cie
    Inventors: Stefan Schulz, Melanie Anna, Virginie Pouzols, Richard Geist
  • Patent number: 10458583
    Abstract: The quick release tool includes a U-shaped body which presents a base that has a first side and a second side. The body also has a pair of legs that are spaced laterally from one another and extend away from the first side of the base to respective distal ends. Each of the distal ends presents a pair of ledges that are spaced longitudinally from one another to receive fingers on the locker of the quick connector assembly. The base of the U-shaped body presents a living hinge which is spaced laterally between the legs for pivoting the distal ends of the legs away from one another in response to the application of a force onto the second side of the base, thereby allowing the locker to be moved from the locked position to the unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: A. RAYMOND ET CIE
    Inventor: Brian A. Parks
  • Patent number: 10443643
    Abstract: A fastener device (1) for assembling a first part to a second part is provided. The fastener device comprises: a female element (2) that has an axial cavity (6) presenting a tubular inside surface and that is for engaging on the first part; a male element (3) in the shape of a rod for inserting axially into the cavity (6) and for engaging on the second part; and retention means (4) in the form of a U-shaped clamp that is inserted into a housing (5) of the female element (2), passing transversely through the axial cavity (6), so as to pinch the male element (3) and lock it axially in the cavity (6) of the female element (2); the retention means (4) being provided with anti-twisting means that prevent the a U-shape from twisting in the event of the male element (3) being pulled outwards relative to the female element (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: A. RAYMOND ET CIE
    Inventors: Sébastien De Marco, Jean-François Albaran
  • Publication number: 20190293209
    Abstract: The disclosed inventive concept provides a cable fastener assembly for securing a plurality of cables onto a stud. The cable fastener assembly includes a housing and a punch-nut for securing the housing onto the stud. The housing includes a base, a sidewall, and at least one attachment member extending from the sidewall. The base has an opening formed therein for receiving the stud and the sidewall includes at least one attachment member for securing a cable tie thereto. The punch-nut includes a base and an opening formed therein for receiving the stud. By providing interchangeable punch-nuts to be used with the housing, the disclosed inventive concept can accommodate studs having different shapes. Preferably, a pair of perpendicular passageways is formed within each attachment member. A cable tie may then be secured within each passageway for securing cables to the housing along different axes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: A. Raymond et Cie.
    Inventors: Julien Locatelli, James Nagle
  • Publication number: 20190285215
    Abstract: A tubular coupling is provided. The tubular coupling has a female endpiece with an axial orifice into which a male endpiece provided with a collar is designed to be inserted axially. The female endpiece includes a latching locking member that is designed to be deformed elastically in a radial direction by mechanical interference during insertion of the male endpiece into the orifice and to become locked against the back of the collar. The coupling further includes a ring mounted to slide coaxially with the orifice around the female endpiece and that forms a ramp that is oblique relative to the axial direction in order to deform the locking member elastically in a radial direction by the lever effect when the ring is subjected to axial traction in the direction for inserting the male endpiece into the female endpiece so as to release the male endpiece from the female endpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: A RAYMOND ET CIE
    Inventors: Sofien HAMADENE, Mathias HAMADENE
  • Patent number: 10408247
    Abstract: The invention includes a clip, and the clip includes a head and one or more clip surfaces for contacting the component to be held or an element on which the component is to be held. The clip surface faces the head at a distance therefrom, and a clamping part is provided which supports the head from the head side facing the clip surface or is connected to the head, the clamping part having a contact surface which faces the clip surface. The invention further includes a spring which is arranged so as to pre-tension the contact surface away from the head in the direction of the clip surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: A. Raymond et Cie
    Inventors: Stefan Schulz, Marcel Lindgens, Virginie Pouzols
  • Patent number: 10408252
    Abstract: A channel nut and retainer assembly and method of attachment to a strut are disclosed. The assembly comprises a rotatable nut and a retainer. The retainer comprises a base wall and opposed side walls. Each of the side walls has an upper flange for mating with the upper edge of the strut and further includes a cantilevered holding leg extending from the upper flange. The retainer additionally includes actuation legs extending from the base wall. Each actuation leg includes a base wall connecting end and a nut driving end. The retainer additionally includes retention legs extending from the base wall. Each of the retention legs includes a leg holding hook. The retainer further includes rotation stops extending between the base wall of the retainer and the upper flanges of the retainer. The rotatable nut automatically rotates to a locking position upon attachment of the assembly to the strut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: A. RAYMOND ET CIE SCS
    Inventors: Jason F. Reznar, William Teller
  • Publication number: 20190271427
    Abstract: A quick connection device with a double-checked locking mechanism is provided, comprising a connection housing and a locking mechanism, the locking mechanism including a first locking mechanism inserted into the connection housing and having a pedestal from which a pair of retaining arms extends, the pair of retaining arms being connected by a connection strip to form a retaining ring for fitting with the opposite plug-in tube, and having an elastic reset component; and a second locking mechanism inserted into the connection housing having a base from which locking arms and holding arms extend, the first locking mechanism being inserted between the locking arms and the holding arms, wherein the locking arms support a portion of the first locking mechanism and the second locking mechanism prevents movement of the first locking mechanism from the locked position to an unlocked position when the second locking mechanism is in a locked position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: A. RAYMOND ET CIE
    Inventors: Yingjun ZHOU, Feng QUE, Zhen CHEN
  • Publication number: 20190234547
    Abstract: A dual-latch system requiring two distinct and sequential operations to verify that a proper connection has been made is disclosed. In the first operation, the fluid line is installed into the quick connector and is attached. In the second operation, the fluid line is locked into the quick connector using a separate sliding lock latch. The connector assembly comprises a housing having an inner bore for receiving a portion of the fluid line, a spring latch having radially-spaced engaging bodies for engaging the raised upset or bead of the fluid line, and a sliding lock latch having spring release interference abutments. The sliding lock latch is movable from an unlocked position in which the abutments allow movement of the engaging bodies relative to the raised upset or bead to a locked position in which the abutments restrict movement of the engaging bodies to the raised upset or bead engaging position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: A. Raymond et Cie.
    Inventor: Justin Gauthier
  • Publication number: 20190234535
    Abstract: A swivelable and pivotable clip fastener for attaching two or more articles together is disclosed. The articles being attached may include electrical or fluid conduits or a substrate. The swivelable and pivotable clip fastener comprises a ball and socket construction for attaching a first article to a second article. The swivelable and pivotable clip fastener is easy to use. The clip fastener may be produced by additive manufacturing or a one-shot injection molding process. The ball and socket arrangement allows 360 degrees of rotation and pivoting of one article relative to the other. One or more slots are formed in the ball. The socket includes anti-release arms that are offset from one another. Optionally, the ball may be formed from a first material and the socket may be formed from a second material. A flash gate may attach the ball to the socket when the ball and socket are formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: A. Raymond et Cie.
    Inventors: Jason F. Reznar, William Teller
  • Patent number: 10344788
    Abstract: A device for anchoring at least one fastening element in a laminate structure having at least two layers comprises a fastening element, and a carrier assembly on which the fastening element is mounted. The carrier assembly is designed with a protruding rib structure which radially outwardly surrounds the fastening element, resulting in a transmission of force into the laminate structure that is conducive to long-term stability of the anchoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: A. RAYMOND ET CIE
    Inventors: Sebastian Blum, Till Eric Ruffing, Martin Büsch, Martin Kurth, Johannes Gebhardt
  • Patent number: 10345009
    Abstract: The present disclosure concerns a panel capable of bending under the effect of a load and having a peripheral surface provided with a plurality of pivoting attachment devices; each attachment device comprises: a metal gripping member adhered to the peripheral surface of the panel; and a metal clip cooperating by interlocking with the gripping member and configured to allow the gripping member to pivot when the panel bends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: A. RAYMOND ET CIE
    Inventors: Jean-Baptiste Chevrier, Antoine Legall, Richard Petri, Emmanuel Turlot
  • Publication number: 20190186518
    Abstract: A clip for retaining two planar elements assembled together on the main face thereof includes at least two side walls, each equipped with a groove opening and configured to enable the clip to be inserted on the two assembled planar elements and retain them against one another. At least one of the side walls is equipped with a slot opening into the groove and defining a flexible arm secured to the rest of the wall by a bending area. The free end of the flexible arm supports a stop partially blocking at least the groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: A. RAYMOND ET CIE
    Inventors: Antoine Legall, Jean-Baptiste Chevrier, Richard Petri, Emmanuel Turlot
  • Publication number: 20190170172
    Abstract: A high retention force fastener for fixing at least two panels together is disclosed. The fastener includes two components. One component is a metal clip and the other is a plastic insert that can be substantially inserted into the metal clip. The metal clip comprises a body having opposed panel engagement features extending therefrom, an insertion stop plate spaced apart from the engagement features and plastic insert locking tabs extending from the stop plate. The metal clip is preferably U-shaped and comprises two sides joined by a connector. Each of the sides includes a pair of the panel engagement features. The plastic insert comprises a head and a leg for insertion into the metal clip. The leg extends from the head. The plastic insert additionally includes metal tab engagement arms extending from and integrally formed with the head for engaging the plastic insert locking tabs of the metal clip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: A. Raymond et Cie.
    Inventors: Nicholas Jackson, JR., Todd Murray, Isabella Barrett
  • Publication number: 20190136884
    Abstract: The invention relates to a clip for fastening a first element to a second element, wherein the clip has a top (1) and a tip (2) and a first side (4) and a second side (5), wherein the first side (4) extends from the top (1) in the direction of the tip (2), and the second side (5) extends from the top (1) in the direction or the tip (2), wherein a first side wall (10) extends from the first side (4) in the direction of the second side (5), and a second side wall (13) extends from the second side (5) in the direction or the first side (4), wherein the first side wall (10) has a first protruding linger (14), which overlaps a region of the second side wall (13), wherein the first side wall (10) has a second protruding finger, which overlaps another region of the second side wall (13).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: A. Raymond et Cie.
    Inventor: Sven BINKERT
  • Patent number: 10220575
    Abstract: A fastener is provided. In another aspect, a fastener is made of layers of material, a light curable material and/or multiple built-up materials. Another aspect uses a three-dimensional printing machine to emit material from an ink jet printing head to build up a fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: A. Raymond et Cie
    Inventor: Jason F. Reznar
  • Patent number: 10207460
    Abstract: A fastener is provided. In another aspect, a fastener is made of layers of material, a light curable material and/or multiple built-up materials. Another aspect uses a three-dimensional printing machine to emit material from an ink jet printing head to build up a fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: A. Raymond et Cie
    Inventor: Jason F. Reznar
  • Patent number: 10208879
    Abstract: The fluid connector assembly includes a connector body with an intermediate portion that extends between opposite end portions and has a first bore. The connector body has an elongated wall that projects outwardly from the intermediate portion and that surrounds a second bore which opens to the first bore. A flat tube, which is made of a second material that is different than the first material and has at least one fluid passage, is in fluid communication with the second bore of the connector body. The flat tube has generally flat side walls and is lockingly retained with the connector body by male and female locking structures that cooperate with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: A. RAYMOND ET CIE
    Inventors: Mitchell W. Hunt, Matthew D. Lutzke, Julien Locatelli, Manuel Martinez, Albert Raymond, Richard Geist, Scott McNab