Patents Assigned to Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.
  • Patent number: 11564437
    Abstract: A removable chin curtain assembly selectively attachable to a helmet is disclosed. The helmet has a helmet shell, a chin strap, and a pair of fasteners connecting the chin strap portion to the helmet shell. The fasteners are made at least in part of ferromagnetic material. The removable chin curtain assembly has a chin curtain and at least one permanent magnet connected to the chin curtain. The at least one permanent magnet is adapted for selectively magnetically connecting the chin curtain to at least one of the fasteners. Alternative embodiments of a removable chin curtain assembly are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventor: Caroline Letendre
  • Patent number: 11529834
    Abstract: A vehicle including a frame; a motor; at least one ground engaging member; at least one suspension member pivotally connecting the ground engaging member to the frame; at least one double bonded bushing being disposed in an end portion of the at least one suspension member; at least one wear plate disposed between a first end of the at least one double bonded bushing and the frame, the at least one wear plate being rotationally fixed relative to the frame, the first end of the at least one double bonded bushing abutting the at least one wear plate, the at least one wear plate being selectively removable from the vehicle; and at least one shaft extending through a portion of the frame, the at least one double bonded bushing, and the at least one wear plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Eric Theobald, Jean-Pierre Bourgeois, Michel Boisclair
  • Patent number: 11524569
    Abstract: A heat exchanger assembly has a top par and a bottom part joined to the top part. At least one of the top and bottom parts defines a recess. The top and bottom parts define therebetween a passage formed in part by the recess. The passage has a first portion of the passage extending along a first side of the heat exchanger assembly; a second portion of the passage extending along a second side of the heat exchanger assembly; an inlet fluidly communicating with the first portion of the passage near a first end of the passage; and an outlet fluidly communicating with the second portion of the passage near a second end of the passage. Fluid enters the passage via the inlet, then flows in the first portion of the passage, then flows in the second portion of the passage, and then exits the passage via the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Sebastien Vezina, Jonathan Fortier
  • Patent number: 11518453
    Abstract: A snowmobile has a rear suspension assembly including at least one slide rail, a plurality of idler wheels, a front suspension arm having first upper and lower ends, and a rear suspension arm having second upper and lower ends. The first upper end is connected to a tunnel of the snowmobile. The first lower end is selectively connected to the at least one slide rail. The first lower end is connectable to the at least one slide rail at first and second positions. The first position of the first lower end is vertically higher from a bottom surface of the at least one slide rail than the second position of the first lower end. The second upper end is connected to the tunnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Bertrand Mallette, Jerome Chapdelaine
  • Patent number: 11472347
    Abstract: A container, a stackable container assembly and a vehicle having a container. The container includes a container body having a top surface and a bottom surface; and a fixture assembly configured for receiving an accessory container, the fixture assembly being separately formed from and attached to the top surface, the bottom surface being configured for connecting the container to a vehicle, the bottom surface including: a tongue attached to the bottom surface, the tongue extending from the bottom surface, the tongue being configured for inserting into a first vehicle anchor fixture connected to the vehicle, and an anchor attached to the bottom surface, the anchor being configured for inserting into a second vehicle anchor fixture, the anchor including: at least one anchor lock extending parallel to the bottom surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Christian Labbe, Mathieu Mercier, Eric Fournier
  • Patent number: 11459064
    Abstract: A method of assembling a watercraft of a family of watercraft includes, when assembling a first watercraft, attaching a front hull panel to a rear hull panel such that the front hull panel extends forwardly of the rear hull panel. The front hull panel and the rear hull panel form a hull of the first watercraft. The method also includes, when assembling the second watercraft: attaching a hull extension panel to the rear hull panel such that the hull extension panel extends forwardly of the rear hull panel; and attaching the front hull panel to the hull extension panel such that the front hull panel extends forwardly of the hull extension panel. The front hull panel, the hull extension panel and the rear hull panel form a hull of the second watercraft. The second watercraft has a second hull length greater than a first hull length of the first watercraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Richard Simard, Simon Erpelding
  • Patent number: 11458795
    Abstract: A snowmobile has a rear suspension assembly including front and rear suspension arms, first and second rear shock absorbers, a first sensor for sensing an angular position of the front suspension arm, a second sensor for sensing an angular position of the rear suspension arm, and a controller communicatively connected to the first and second sensors. A method of controlling the rear suspension assembly includes: sensing an angular position and/or an angular velocity of the front suspension arm; sensing an angular position and/or an angular velocity of a rear suspension arm; and determining a stroke and/or a piston velocity of the first rear shock absorber and/or the second rear shock absorber based on the angular position and the angular velocity of the front and rear suspension arms as sensed by the first and second sensors respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Pascal Gagnon, Maxime Boisvert
  • Patent number: 11458823
    Abstract: A cover for covering at least partially a vehicle. The vehicle includes a straddle seat and a footrest extending along a lateral side of the vehicle. The cover includes a cover body and a clip connected to the cover body. The clip is configured to be connected to the footrest of the vehicle. The clip includes: a clip body fastened to the cover body; an upper connector extending from an inner side of the clip body and configured to engage an upper side of the footrest so as to restrict forward movement of the clip relative to the footrest; and a lower connector extending from an inner side of the clip body and configured to engage a lower side of the footrest. The clip is configured such that, when the clip is connected to the footrest, an edge portion of the footrest is located between the upper and lower connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin Houle, Caroline Letendre, Benoit Morissette
  • Patent number: 11448146
    Abstract: A method for starting an internal combustion engine (ICE) having a crankshaft and an electric turning machine (ETM) operatively connected to the crankshaft comprises energizing an absolute position sensor adapted for providing an indication of an angular position of a rotor of the ETM and applying a current to the ETM to generate a sufficient torque to rotate the crankshaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Normand Lebreux, Michel Bernier, David Monfette, Bruno Schuehmacher
  • Patent number: 11427284
    Abstract: A personal watercraft hull has a bow, a keel, starboard and port upper edges, a starboard portion extending between the keel and the starboard upper edge, a port portion extending between the keel and the starboard upper edge, and a transom. The starboard portion has a starboard row of grooves. The port portion has a port row of grooves. The rows of grooves extend in a longitudinal direction and are laterally offset from the longitudinal centerline and from their corresponding upper edge. The grooves of the rows of grooves define recesses in an outer surface of the hull. A personal watercraft having the personal watercraft hull is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventor: Lonnie Lieb
  • Patent number: 11421771
    Abstract: A drive pulley for a continuously variable transmission comprising a fixed sheave having a first sheave face, a movable sheave axially movable relative to the fixed sheave along an axis of rotation of the continuously variable transmission, the movable sheave having a second sheave face, the fixed sheave and the movable sheave rotating about the axis of rotation and a separation measured at a constant radial distance from the axis of rotation along an axial direction between the first sheave face and the second sheave face, the separation varying around the axis of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Xavier-Pierre Aitcin, Max Richer, Mathieu Gauthier
  • Patent number: 11420701
    Abstract: A mirror assembly for a handlebar of a vehicle has a stem assembly and a mirror connect to the stem assembly. The stem assembly includes a base, a stem connected to the base, and a clamp connected to and extending from the base. The clamp is adapted for being disposed inside a handle of the handlebar. The base, the stem and the clamp are integral. The clamp defines a ramp. A threaded fastener inserted through the base and extends in part in the clamp. A nut engages the threaded fastener, and at least a portion of the nut abuts the clamp. Translating the nut toward the base by rotating the fastener causes the nut to move over the ramp thereby deflecting the ramp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Driant, Kevin Cyrenne
  • Patent number: 11420715
    Abstract: A watercraft includes: a central frame; a deck supported by the central frame; and first and second lateral hulls laterally spaced apart from one another, the central frame being disposed at least in part laterally between the first and second lateral hulls. Each of the lateral hulls includes: a plurality of lower hull panels mounted to the central frame, at least part of an outer surface of each lower hull panel forming a running surface of the watercraft; a plurality of braces connected between the central frame, the plurality of lower hull panels and the deck; and at least one buoyant element received in and substantially filling a space defined between the lower hull panels and the deck. Each brace includes: an inner mount connected to the central frame, a lower mount connected to at least one lower hull panel, and an upper mount connected to the deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Richard Simard, Simon Erpelding
  • Patent number: 11415207
    Abstract: A snowmobile has a two-stroke engine having an electronic reverse function so that a crankshaft can be selectively rotated in forward and reverse rotation directions. A gearbox has a first shaft coupled to a countershaft, a second shaft extending parallel to the first shaft, first transmission gears mounted to the first shaft and second transmission gears mounted to the second shaft. The first transmission gears are in constant mesh with the second transmission gears to form high and low gear pairings. A shifter is operable for selectively operating the gearbox in one of a high gear, a low gear and a neutral gear. The engine is selectively operable in the forward and reverse rotation directions while the gearbox is operated in at least one of the high gear, the low gear and the neutral gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Jean-Sebastien Pard, Joel Pitre, Yan Nolet
  • Patent number: 11415096
    Abstract: An electric turning machine (ETM) operatively connected to an internal combustion engine (ICE) is operated as a motor with a first control strategy and as a generator with a second control strategy. In the first control strategy, electric power is delivered from a power source to the ETM selectively through at least one transistor of an electrical converter. After switching from the first control strategy to the second control strategy, the ETM delivers electric power to an accessory selectively through the at least one transistor of the electrical converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Normand Lebreux, Michel Bernier, Jasmin Rouleau, David Monfette
  • Patent number: 11396930
    Abstract: A drive pulley for a continuously variable transmission (CVT) has a pulley shaft with a fixed sheave, a movable sheave and a back plate thereon. The movable sheave has a movable sheave surface with first and second surface portions that faces the back plate. A biasing member biases the sheaves away from each other. A slider is disposed between the back plate and the movable sheave. The slider has a flat engagement zone surface, and a curved driving zone surface extending outward from the engagement zone surface. From rest, as the pulley shaft accelerates, the engagement zone surface of the slider slides radially outward against the first portion of the movable sheave surface and then the driving zone surface of the slider slides radially outward against the second portion of the movable sheave thereby pushing the movable sheave toward the fixed sheave. A vehicle having the CVT is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Xavier-Pierre Aitcin, Catherine Geoffroy
  • Patent number: D958040
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Charles-Edouard Berche, Francois Chenevert, Christopher Rudwal
  • Patent number: D958041
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Charles-Edouard Berche, Francois Chenevert, Christopher Rudwal
  • Patent number: D958042
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Charles-Edouard Berche, Francois Chenevert, Christopher Rudwal
  • Patent number: D971786
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Drake Nolte, Jean-Philippe Crepeau