Patents Assigned to Faurecia Automotive Industrie
  • Patent number: 11358542
    Abstract: An automotive vehicle soundproofing part having a body that includes a plurality of interlaced and/or bonded fibers. The body includes, in its thickness: a porous upper region of granular elements dispersed between the fibers; and a porous lower region with no dispersed granular elements, or formed of a concentration of dispersed granular elements lower than the concentration in dispersed granular elements of the porous upper region. The porous upper region has an air passage resistance at least 100 N·m?3·s greater than the air passage resistance of the porous lower region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: FAURECIA AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRIE
    Inventors: Xavier Bathelier, Anne-Sophie Debruyne, Minh-Tan Hoang
  • Patent number: 11332080
    Abstract: A fixing piece, intended to immobilize at least one object on a fibrous covering in a motor vehicle, the fixing piece having a plate defining an upper surface and a lower surface configured to be oriented toward the fibrous covering, the upper surface being intended to come into contact with the object, and at least one object retaining stop protruding from the upper surface. The retaining stop is configured to maintain the object horizontally. The lower surface has a fibrous fixing structure configured to fix the fixing piece on the fibrous covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: FAURECIA AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRIE
    Inventors: Johnny Forget, Rémi Bouton, Xavier Bathelier
  • Patent number: 11180093
    Abstract: A motor vehicle soundproofing part includes a base body made from foam or felt and a surface layer, applied on the base body. The base body has shaping reliefs and the surface layer includes a plurality of through perforations and airtight regions between the perforations. Each perforation has a transverse dimension smaller than 1.5 mm, advantageously smaller than 1 mm and, in particular, between 0.1 mm and 0.5 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: FAURECIA AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRIE
    Inventors: Xavier Bathelier, Valerie Marcel
  • Patent number: 11168418
    Abstract: A manufacturing method includes: a step for producing a batt of fibers, elongated in a longitudinal direction, by batting with interlacing of the fibers, a step for passing the batt of fibers, in the longitudinal direction, through a loop-forming device having a set of rotary discs and stationary loop-forming elements, so as to generate undulations, and, following the passing step, a step for bringing the batt of fibers onto a conveyor equipped with brushes, and accumulating the undulations in the brushes so as to achieve a predetermined density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: FAURECIA AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRIE
    Inventors: Xavier Bathelier, Daniel Baudet
  • Patent number: 11001017
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for an automotive vehicle component that includes the steps of: arranging at least a first skin capable of solidifying on a first half-mold of a mold; closing a second half-mold of the mold to form the first skin; then solidifying the first skin in the molding cavity defined between the first half-mold and the second half-mold. The second half-mold has a piercing element with at least one point-shaped end, and the method includes piercing by the piercing element of at least one through-hole in the first skin before solidification of the first skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: FAURECIA AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRIE
    Inventors: Steve Jeunesse, Xavier Bathelier
  • Patent number: 10889246
    Abstract: An automotive interior equipment tray that defines a top surface, an under surface and a peripheral edge section extending between the under surface and the top surface over a contour of the tray. The peripheral edge section defines with the under surface a peripheral ridge. The tray includes a bead protruding from the under surface in the vicinity of the peripheral ridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: FAURECIA AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRIE
    Inventors: Steve Jeunesse, Gérard Bonnaudet
  • Patent number: 10889225
    Abstract: A vehicle interior equipment part, intended to be attached on a floor of the vehicle, that provides a heel rest for an occupant. The part includes a floor element having a first portion intended to extend in a substantially horizontal plane and a second portion intended to extend in a tilted plane relative to the first portion. The part further includes an inflatable heel rest attached on the second portion, the heel rest being reversibly deployable between a retracted idle position in which the heel rest is substantially flush with the second portion, and a deployed position in which the heel rest protrudes relative to the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: FAURECIA AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRIE
    Inventors: Franck Jeunehomme, Anne-Sophie Debruyne, Philippe Marcq
  • Patent number: 10569500
    Abstract: A method for producing an automotive equipment part includes the following steps: arranging a porous layer in a foaming mold; injection, on one side of the porous layer, of a foam precursor; expansion of the precursor material to form a foam base layer bonded to the porous layer; and extraction from the mold of the equipment part including the porous layer and the foam base layer bonded to the porous layer. The method further includes a step for injecting a pressurized fluid on a second side of the porous layer to form a counter-pressure to the expansion of the precursor material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: FAURECIA AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRIE
    Inventors: Michel Langiny, Valérie Marcel, Ludovic Jean Raymond Dejaeger, Arnaud Duval
  • Patent number: 10300860
    Abstract: A rear vehicle assembly having: two side trims intended to laterally bound a trunk, and a tray, movable relative to the side trims between a concealing position and a storage position. The tray includes at least one first panel, and one second panel linked to the first panel, defining two side edges of the tray. Each side trim defines a guide path for the tray. The tray includes at least one hinge articulating the first panel to the second panel, such that the side edge of the tray is adapted to cooperate with a respective guide path. And the rear vehicle assembly includes a driving mechanism adapted to drive the tray from the concealing position to the storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Industrie
    Inventors: Xavier Bathelier, Steve Jeunesse
  • Publication number: 20180282919
    Abstract: A manufacturing method includes: a step for producing a batt of fibers, elongated in a longitudinal direction, by batting with interlacing of the fibers, a step for passing the batt of fibers, in the longitudinal direction, through a loop-forming device having a set of rotary discs and stationary loop-forming elements, so as to generate undulations, and, following the passing step, a step for bringing the batt of fibers onto a conveyor equipped with brushes, and accumulating the undulations in the brushes so as to achieve a predetermined density.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: FAURECIA AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRIE
    Inventors: Xavier BATHELIER, Daniel BAUDET
  • Patent number: 9950679
    Abstract: A fabrication method for fabricating an equipment part for an automotive vehicle. The method includes the following steps. Supplying a sheet comprising ceramic fibers and thermofusible polymer fibers, the melting temperature of the thermofusible polymer being higher than 200° C. Heating the sheet, at a temperature higher than 200° C., so as to melt the thermofusible polymer. Applying a fabric on the sheet, the fabric comprising filament yarns having a core made of polymer presenting a softening point temperature that is higher than or equal to 200° C. And then thermoforming of the fabric and the sheet in a conforming mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Industrie
    Inventors: Steve Jeunesse, Xavier Bathelier
  • Patent number: 9915016
    Abstract: A carpet or other interior piece for an automobile vehicle includes a non-woven web of needled fibers forming a velvet face layer and a sole. The fibers of the web include at least 50% by mass and preferentially at least 75% by mass of hollow fibers. The velvet density of the web is greater than or equal to 0.04 g/cm3 and preferentially comprised between 0.04 g/cm3 and 0.06 g/cm3. This results in a velvet from which solid wastes are easily cleaned, while limiting the production costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Industrie
    Inventor: Daniel Baudet
  • Patent number: 9902128
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a piece of interior equipment of an automotive vehicle includes: obtaining a first web of fibers on a conveyor, the first web including a first layer of fibers forming a sole, and a second layer of fibers intended to form a velvet; depositing a second web of fibers and obtaining an assembly; needling the assembly; heating the needled assembly to a heating temperature, and obtaining a coating; and thermoforming the coating and a lower portion at a forming temperature in order to obtain the piece. The second web has continuous fibers with a single component having a melting temperature, the assembly further including a binding layer deposited on the sole of the first web, the binding layer in majority including at least one thermoplastic polymer having a melting temperature greater than the forming temperature and less than the melting temperature of the single component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Industrie
    Inventors: Xavier Bathelier, Daniel Baudet, Denise Medina
  • Patent number: 9796312
    Abstract: An interior trim part made by a method that includes the steps of bringing a fiber web onto a conveyor, needlepunching the fiber web to form a base in contact with the conveyor, and introducing a binder component on the base. The binder component introduced on the base is a thermoplastic polymer in solid form. The method includes a step for heating the base to cause the thermoplastic polymer making up the binder component to penetrate the base over a thickness smaller than the thickness of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Industrie
    Inventor: Mathieu Jouve
  • Patent number: 9751448
    Abstract: The present invention provides a support device. The support device includes a strap, the active length of which is variable, the strap supporting the accessory against the bearing element. The device includes a rail extending between two ends along the strap, the rail is secured to the wall, and a sliding element which slides along the rail, the sliding element includes a passage into which the strap is to be inserted. The device includes an adjustment device for adjusting the active length of the strap. The strap can be extended, relative to the adjustment device, between a retracted configuration, in which the active length is at a minimum, and an extended configuration, in which the active length is at a maximum. The adjustment device includes an element for returning the strap to the retracted configuration thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignees: ADVANCED COMFORT SYSTEMS FRANCE SAS—ACS FRANCE, FAURECIA AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRIE
    Inventors: Jacques Decorme, David Billy, Alexis Crabeil
  • Patent number: 9637068
    Abstract: Component for a motor vehicle and associated motor vehicle. The component according to the invention has a first support layer (20) and a second support layer (22), partially applied on the first layer (20). The second layer (22) includes at least one first region (24A, 24B) applied on the first layer (20) and at least one second region (26A, 26B) positioned across from and separated from the first layer (20), the second region (26A, 26B) together with the first layer (20) delimiting an intermediated space (34A, 34B). The second region (26A, 26B) has a density lower than the density of the first region (24A, 24B). The second layer (22) comprises at least one third region (28A) applied on the first layer (20), the third region (28A) having a density lower than the density of the first region (24A, 24B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Industrie
    Inventors: Jean-François Rondeau, Philippe-Jean Marcq
  • Patent number: 9561638
    Abstract: This method includes the arrangement of a first sheet (22A) of porous material on a first face (18) of a base layer and of a second sheet (22B) of porous material of a second face (20) of the base layer before a heating step. Each sheet (22A, 22B) of porous material has a thickness of less than that of the formed layer (16). The sheets (22A, 22B) of porous material confine between them the molten polymeric material derived from the heat fusible polymer fibers during the heating step. The sheets (22A, 22B) of porous material are bound to the formed layer (16) after the step for building up the formed layer (16), in order to make up a first composite body (12A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Industrie
    Inventors: Stève Jeunesse, Valérie Marcel
  • Publication number: 20160263858
    Abstract: A structural part (10) for a motor vehicle includes first (12A) and second (12B) mats, each mat comprising fibers and a resin bonding the fibers, and a separator (14) inserted between the first (12A) and second (12B) mats, the first (12A) and second (12B) mats being fixed on opposite faces of the separator (14). At least one of the first (12A) and second (12B) mats includes at least one continuous web of fibers (16), said web (16) comprising a plurality of parallel fibers bonded together by a thermosetting resin, at least part of the fibers of each web (16) having a length greater than 20 cm, in particular greater than 50 cm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicants: Faurecia Automotive Industrie, Lineo NV, Peugeot Citroen Automobiles SA, Universite de Reim Champagne-Ardenne
    Inventors: Frédéric ROUSSEAU, Moussa KHALFALLAH, François VANFLETEREN, Boussad ABBES, Valérie MARCEL
  • Patent number: 9133615
    Abstract: This assembly includes an elastic and porous base spring layer intended to be placed facing a surface, in particular of an automobile vehicle, and an intermediate insulation layer impervious to the passage of air, the intermediate layer being positioned on the base spring layer. The airproof intermediate layer has a surface mass density of less than 500 g/m2, the sound proofing assembly including a porous stiffening layer, positioned in contact with the impervious intermediate layer. The porous stiffening layer has a smaller thickness than the thickness of the base spring layer and a flexural stiffness, reduced to a unit width, of more than 0.01 N.m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: FAURECIA AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRIE
    Inventors: Lars Bischoff, Arnaud Duval
  • Publication number: 20140332313
    Abstract: This assembly includes an elastic and porous base spring layer intended to be placed facing a surface, in particular of an automobile vehicle, and an intermediate insulation layer impervious to the passage of air, the intermediate layer being positioned on the base spring layer. The airproof intermediate layer has a surface mass density of less than 500 g/m2, the sound proofing assembly including a porous stiffening layer, positioned in contact with the impervious intermediate layer. The porous stiffening layer has a smaller thickness than the thickness of the base spring layer and a flexural stiffness, reduced to a unit width, of more than 0.01 N·m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: FAURECIA AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRIE
    Inventors: Lars Bischoff, Arnaud Duval