Patents Assigned to Baultar I.D. Inc.
  • Patent number: 9089217
    Abstract: A seat support with adjustment systems allowing a height and swivel adjustment functionality of the seat in a manner free of any wobble and shaking motion. The seat mechanism for height and swivel adjustments have screw adjustment applying a pre-load on a resilient component which gives a resilient force on a load bearing surface. The load bearing surface guides the seat part in motion during seat adjustment in a way to reduce friction and wear with use in time. The screw adjustment and the resilient component are configured such that play in guiding of the seat part in motion during seat adjustment is eliminated regardless of fabrication and component variations, and wear, with use in time. A screw adjustment locking device is configured to assure a stable adjustment with use in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: BAULTAR I.D. INC.
    Inventors: Étienne Archambault, André Albert, Étienne L'Huillier, Maxime Laplante, Mathieu Rocheleau, Jimmy Rondeau
  • Patent number: 8967581
    Abstract: A seat connector which connects a vehicle seat with a base support, and method of connecting the same. The set connector has a base interface which connects to the base support, and a seat interface which connects to the vehicle seat. Both interfaces cooperate together by having the seat interface slide along the base interface. Both during and before this sliding engagement, the weight of the seat interface and the attached seat are supported by the base interface and other weight supports. Upon completing the sliding engagement, the vehicle seat is temporarily in a locked position where movement of the vehicle seat in all directions relative to the base support is restrained, even without the use of mechanical fasteners to secure the connection. The vehicle seat is then secured to the base support with mechanical fasteners. The vehicle seat can be removed from the base support by sliding the vehicle seat in a rearward direction along the base interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Baultar I.D. Inc.
    Inventors: Étienne L'Huillier, Étienne Archambault
  • Patent number: 8931848
    Abstract: A modular footrest assembly allowing an independent height and swivel adjustment functionality for a pedestal or wall-mounted seat configured in a modular manner. The footrest swivel is independent of the seat swivel and is obtained by manually lifting the seat until the swivel latch is disengaged. The footrest is then rotated and manually laid down to position on a bottom height limit. The footrest height adjustment is independent of the footrest swivel and is optional. The footrest may include a lockable piston element activated by a foot button to modify the bottom height limit position. The footrest swivel position may be manually changed in any height position and the height adjustment is the same after the swivel position modification. A damper may be added to the system to prevent a free drop of the foot support during a manual swivel adjustment operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Baultar I.D. Inc.
    Inventors: Etienne Archambault, Augustin Archambault
  • Patent number: 8844894
    Abstract: A scissor suspension mechanism, optionally used as a seat base, comprising both small footprint base and movable element, a set of two pairs of crossed first and second scissor arms and a linkage assembly including a plurality of pivot interfaces and linkages; which are designed in a way that the crossed first and second scissor arms describe, during the total elevation stroke of the movable element with respect to the base element, both positive and negative angles with respect to each other while passing through a null angle at which the overall mechanism length is maximal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Baultar I.D. Inc.
    Inventor: Etienne Archambault
  • Publication number: 20140084664
    Abstract: A seat support with adjustment systems allowing a height and swivel adjustment functionality of the seat in a manner free of any wobble and shaking motion. The seat mechanism for height and swivel adjustments have screw adjustment applying a pre-load on a resilient component which gives a resilient force on a load bearing surface. The load bearing surface guides the seat part in motion during seat adjustment in a way to reduce friction and wear with use in time. The screw adjustment and the resilient component are configured such that play in guiding of the seat part in motion during seat adjustment is eliminated regardless of fabrication and component variations, and wear, with use in time. A screw adjustment locking device is configured to assure a stable adjustment with use in time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: BAULTAR I.D. INC.
    Inventors: Étienne ARCHAMBAULT, André ALBERT, Étienne L' HUILLIER, Maxime LAPLANTE, Mathieu ROCHELEAU, Jimmy RONDEAU
  • Publication number: 20140084659
    Abstract: A modular footrest assembly allowing an independent height and swivel adjustment functionality for a pedestal or wall-mounted seat configured in a modular manner. The footrest swivel is independent of the seat swivel and is obtained by manually lifting the seat until the swivel latch is disengaged. The footrest is then rotated and manually laid down to position on a bottom height limit. The footrest height adjustment is independent of the footrest swivel and is optional. The footrest may include a lockable piston element activated by a foot button to modify the bottom height limit position. The footrest swivel position may be manually changed in any height position and the height adjustment is the same after the swivel position modification. A damper may be added to the system to prevent a free drop of the foot support during a manual swivel adjustment operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: BAULTAR I.D. INC.
    Inventors: Etienne Archambault, Augustin Archambault
  • Publication number: 20130206949
    Abstract: A scissor suspension mechanism, optionally used as a seat base, comprising both small footprint base and movable element, a set of two pairs of crossed first and second scissor arms and a linkage assembly including a plurality of pivot interfaces and linkages; which are designed in a way that the crossed first and second scissor arms describe, during the total elevation stroke of the movable element with respect to the base element, both positive and negative angles with respect to each other while passing through a null angle at which the overall mechanism length is maximal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: BAULTAR I.D. INC.
    Inventor: BAULTAR I.D. INC.
  • Publication number: 20130082504
    Abstract: A modular seat assembly comprising a plurality of modules easily interchangeable and connected together with mounting interfaces. More particularly, the modular seat assembly comprises a mounting group comprising modules designed for mounting the seat assembly preferably to a vehicle cabin; and a seat group comprising modules designed for assembling an upper seat connectable to the modules of the mounting group. Each module has an independent structural function and is removably connected to the modular seat assembly via its mounting interface, which can include an anti-wobbling fastening mechanism. The independent structural function of module can thus affect the final functionality of the seat assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: BAULTAR I.D. INC.
    Inventor: Etienne ARCHAMBAULT
  • Publication number: 20130047400
    Abstract: A seat connector which connects a vehicle seat with a base support, and method of connecting the same. The set connector has a base interface which connects to the base support, and a seat interface which connects to the vehicle seat. Both interfaces cooperate together by having the seat interface slide along the base interface. Both during and before this sliding engagement, the weight of the seat interface and the attached seat are supported by the base interface and other weight supports. Upon completing the sliding engagement, the vehicle seat is temporarily in a locked position where movement of the vehicle seat in all directions relative to the base support is restrained, even without the use of mechanical fasteners to secure the connection. The vehicle seat is then secured to the base support with mechanical fasteners. The vehicle seat can be removed from the base support by sliding the vehicle seat in a rearward direction along the base interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: BAULTAR I.D. INC.
    Inventors: Étienne L'HUILLIER, Étienne ARCHAMBAULT
  • Patent number: 7559607
    Abstract: An adjustable ergonomic back for a seat is disclosed. The back has a plurality of back cushions, each cushion having at least one adjustment area. It further comprises a structural shell having a plurality of voids therein. A plurality of thin flexible elements are located between the back cushions and the structural shell, each flexible element being attached to the structural shell. Each of the flexible elements has a front surface and a back surface, the front surface being in contact with a respective adjustment area of one of the plurality of back cushions. The back further has a plurality of actuators located between the flexible elements and the structural shell, each of the actuators being in contact with one of the respective back surfaces of the flexible elements and exerting a pressure on the back surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Baultar I.D. Inc.
    Inventors: Bruno Archambault, Maxime Laplante, Michael Proulx, Claude Thérer, André Albert, Gilles Bernat, Pierre Larivière, Germain Bélanger
  • Patent number: 7517018
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a compact base for a seat with a suspension for a vehicle driver, for use in buses, heavy vehicles or special use vehicles, including excavation vehicles or foresting equipment, in which the operator or driver is subject to vibrations. The present invention provides total independence of the suspension properties, including stiffness, damping and range of travel, with height adjustment. In order to accomplish this, the compact base for the seat is divided into parts including a suspension and a seat height adjustment mechanism. These parts have no common component including balloons, dampers or guiding systems. In this manner, the suspension properties of the seat are not affected by the seat height adjustment. Moreover, the invention provides a compact seat base through the use of structures and balloons that fit one within the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: Baultar I.D. Inc.
    Inventors: Claude Therer, André Albert, Bruno Archambault, Étienne Archambault, Maxime Laplante
  • Publication number: 20070284927
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a compact base for a seat with a suspension for a vehicle driver, for use in buses, heavy vehicles or special use vehicles, including excavation vehicles or foresting equipment, in which the operator or driver is subject to vibrations. The present invention provides total independence of the suspension properties, including stiffness, damping and range of travel, with height adjustment. In order to accomplish this, the compact base for the seat is divided into parts including a suspension and a seat height adjustment mechanism. These parts have no common component including balloons, dampers or guiding systems. In this manner, the suspension properties of the seat are not affected by the seat height adjustment. Moreover, the invention provides a compact seat base through the use of structures and balloons that fit one within the other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2007
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Applicant: BAULTAR I.D. INC.
    Inventors: Claude Therer, Andre Albert, Bruno Archambault, Etienne Archambault, Maxime Laplante
  • Publication number: 20060237885
    Abstract: An active suspension for a driver seat of a bus or a heavy vehicle which comprises an electric actuator allowing the exertion of the force between the floor of the vehicle and the bottom of the seat. The adjustment of the height of the seat is accomplished by an electric actuator or by an independent mechanical system. A controller generates a control force calculated from measurements obtained by sensors located at different locations on the suspension. Forces exerted by the electric actuator can be relieved by passive element placed in parallel which cannot assume by themselves the role of a suspension for a given application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2004
    Publication date: October 26, 2006
    Applicant: Baultar I.D Inc.
    Inventors: Bruno Paillard, Jerome Mazoyer, Patrice Masson, Alain Berry, André Albert
  • Publication number: 20060152062
    Abstract: An adjustable ergonomic back for a seat is disclosed. The back has a plurality of back cushions, each cushion having at least one adjustment area. It further comprises a structural shell having a plurality of voids therein. A plurality of thin flexible elements are located between the back cushions and the structural shell, each flexible element being attached to the structural shell. Each of the flexible elements has a front surface and a back surface, the front surface being in contact with a respective adjustment area of one of the plurality of back cushions. The back further has a plurality of actuators located between the flexible elements and the structural shell, each of the actuators being in contact with one of the respective back surfaces of the flexible elements and exerting a pressure on the back surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Publication date: July 13, 2006
    Applicant: BAULTAR I.D. INC.
    Inventors: Bruno Archambault, Maxime Laplante, Michael Proulx, Claude Therer, Andre Albert, Gilles Bernat, Pierre Lariviere, German Belanger