Patents Assigned to Patek Philippe SA Geneve
  • Patent number: 10359737
    Abstract: Disclosed is a flexible-pivot mechanical component of the type with separate intersecting blades, particularly for timepieces. The mechanical component includes an attachment portion and a movable portion that are connected by first and second resilient blades that intersect in a contactless manner at an intersecting point. The flexible-pivot mechanical component is combined with an adjustment unit making it possible to adjust the position of the intersecting point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: PATEK PHILIPPE SA GENEVE
    Inventors: Frédéric Maier, David Chabloz
  • Patent number: 10216146
    Abstract: An actuating organ for actuating an indicator in a timepiece, including: a fixing portion; a mobile portion; a first elastic portion connecting the mobile and fixing portions, the first elastic portion guiding the mobile portion relative to the fixing portion and exerting an elastic return action on the mobile portion; an actuation portion engaging with a toothed component of the timepiece upon actuation of the mobile portion relative to the fixing portion to actuate the toothed component, thereby actuating the indicator; and a second elastic portion connecting the actuation portion to the mobile portion, the second elastic portion being arranged to guide the actuation portion relative to the mobile portion so as to allow the actuation portion to retract when leaving the toothed component after release of the mobile portion, the second elastic portion being also arranged to exert an elastic return action on the actuation portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: PATEK PHILIPPE SA GENEVE
    Inventor: David Chabloz
  • Patent number: 9342053
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a timepiece component, such as a balance, an oscillating mass or a wheel, comprises a micro-manufacturing technique, such as the DRIE technique. The method may comprise forming at least one member in or at the periphery of the structure, of a material different from that of the structure. This member is typically metal and is formed by electro-forming using a cavity of the structure as a mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: PATEK PHILIPPE SA GENEVE
    Inventors: Frédéric Maier, Stéphane Von Gunten, Sylvain Jeanneret
  • Patent number: 9323223
    Abstract: The timepiece movement includes a balance-and-hairspring oscillator and an escapement cooperating with the oscillator. The outer turn of the hairspring includes a stiffened portion (9?) arranged to at least partially compensate for the variation in the rate of the movement in dependence upon the oscillation amplitude of the balance caused by the escapement. The hairspring further includes at least one of the following features: a) a distance (R?) between the inner end of the hairspring and the centre of rotation of the hairspring lower than 400 ?m, b) a Grossmann curve (10) defined by the inner turn of the hairspring, c) a stiffened portion defined by the inner turn of the hairspring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: PATEK PHILIPPE SA GENEVE
    Inventor: Jean-Luc Bucaille
  • Patent number: 9134701
    Abstract: A timepiece movement includes a balance-and-hairspring regulator and an escapement co-operating with the regulator, the outer turn (5) of the hairspring including a stiffened portion (6?; 6?; 6??) arranged to make the development of the hairspring more concentric, is characterized in that the stiffened portion (6?; 6?; 6??) is also arranged to at least partially compensate for the variation in the rate of the movement in dependence upon the oscillation amplitude of the balance caused by the escapement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: PATEK PHILIPPE SA GENEVE
    Inventor: Jean-Luc Bucaille
  • Patent number: 8904894
    Abstract: A backlash-compensating mobile (1) intended to form a gear with a second mobile (2) and having rigid teeth (4, 5) and backlash-compensating leaf springs (16), is characterized in that the rigid teeth (4, 5) are distributed in groups of consecutive teeth, each group having a first rigid tooth (4) and a second rigid tooth (5) having respective mutually facing meshing flanks (10, 11) to permit the displacement of the second mobile (2) in both directions, and in that the leaf springs (16) are interleaved between these groups in spaces not intended to receive the teeth (3) of the second mobile (2), and extend beyond the tip circle (Ca) of the rigid teeth (4, 5) in order to cooperate with the second mobile (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Patek Philippe SA Geneve
    Inventor: Sylvain Geiser
  • Patent number: 8757869
    Abstract: The escapement comprises an escapement wheel (1) and an anchor (2). In the place of the traditional limiting walls or pins, the escapement comprises, on the anchor (2) and/or the escapement wheel (1), means (17, 18) for limiting the oscillations of the anchor (2) during normal operation of the escapement. In order to prevent contact between the impulse beak (10) of the pallets (6, 7) and the escapement wheel (1) upon impacts, the escapement wheel (1) has protrusions (20, 21, 22) at its periphery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Patek Philippe SA Geneve
    Inventor: Anthony Kruttli
  • Publication number: 20140096392
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a timepiece component, such as a balance, an oscillating mass or a wheel, comprises a micro-manufacturing technique, such as the DRIE technique. The method may comprise forming at least one member in or at the periphery of the structure, of a material different from that of the structure. This member is typically metal and is formed by electro-forming using a cavity of the structure as a mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: PATEK PHILIPPE SA GENEVE
    Inventors: Frédéric MAIER, Stéphane VON GUNTEN, Sylvain JEANNERET
  • Patent number: 8636403
    Abstract: A timepiece component, such as a balance, an oscillating mass or a wheel, having a structure made according to a micro-manufacturing technique, such as the DRIE technique. The component has at least one member formed in or at the periphery of the structure and made of a material different from that of the structure. This member is typically metal and is formed by electro-forming using a cavity of the structure as a mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Patek Philippe sa Geneve
    Inventors: Frédéric Maier, Stéphane Von Gunten, Sylvain Jeanneret
  • Patent number: 8430559
    Abstract: A driving member for a timepiece movement includes a shaft, and a drum and a rotating member both mounted on the shaft. The drum and the rotating member are able to rotate with respect to each other and include teeth on their periphery. First and second superposed spiral springs have outer ends fixed to the drum and to the rotating member respectively and inner ends connected to each other to connect the springs in series. The drum and the rotating member fit together at least in the area of the peripheral wall of the drum so as to together form a closed housing containing the springs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Patek Philippe SA Geneve
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Musy, Frederic Maier
  • Patent number: 8337077
    Abstract: A unidirectional coupling-clutch runner includes a coaxial pinion and wheel which pivot relative to one another. The runner includes a first driving part angularly integral with the pinion having at least one elastic catch with the general shape, in plan view, of a C, one branch of which is elongated and terminates with a free end; and a second driving part angularly integral with the wheel and which is coplanar with the first driving part having an internal wolf-toothing. In the neutral rest position the first and second driving parts do not touch one another, the end of the elastic catches in the rest position which are not elastically deformed being located on a circumference whose diameter is larger than a circumference which goes through the top of the wolf-teeth and smaller than a circumference going through the bottom of the toothing of the second driving part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Patek Philippe SA Geneve
    Inventor: Julien Giacobino
  • Publication number: 20120307601
    Abstract: An escapement includes an escapement wheel (1) and an anchor (2). In the place of the traditional limiting walls or pins, the escapement includes, on the anchor (2) and/or the escapement wheel (1), elements (17, 18) for limiting the oscillations of the anchor (2) during normal operation of the escapement. In order to prevent contact between the impulse beak (10) of the pallets (6, 7) and the escapement wheel (1) upon impacts, the escapement wheel (1) has protrusions (20, 21, 22) at its periphery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: PATEK PHILIPPE SA GENEVE
    Inventor: Anthony Kruttli
  • Publication number: 20120291576
    Abstract: A backlash-compensating mobile (1) intended to form a gear with a second mobile (2) and having rigid teeth (4, 5) and backlash-compensating leaf springs (16), is characterised in that the rigid teeth (4, 5) are distributed in groups of consecutive teeth, each group having a first rigid tooth (4) and a second rigid tooth (5) having respective mutually facing meshing flanks (10, 11) to permit the displacement of the second mobile (2) in both directions, and in that the leaf springs (16) are interleaved between these groups in spaces not intended to receive the teeth (3) of the second mobile (2), and extend beyond the tip circle (Ca) of the rigid teeth (4, 5) in order to cooperate with the second mobile (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: PATEK PHILIPPE SA GENEVE
    Inventor: Sylvain Geiser
  • Publication number: 20110299366
    Abstract: A unidirectional coupling-clutch runner includes a coaxial pinion and wheel which pivot relative to one another. The runner includes a first driving part angularly integral with the pinion having at least one elastic catch with the general shape, in plan view, of a C, one branch of which is elongated and terminates with a free end; and a second driving part angularly integral with the wheel and which is coplanar with the first driving part having an internal wolf-toothing. In the neutral rest position the first and second driving parts do not touch one another, the end of the elastic catches in the rest position which are not elastically deformed being located on a circumference whose diameter is larger than a circumference which goes through the top of the wolf-teeth and smaller than a circumference going through the bottom of the toothing of the second driving part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: PATEK PHILIPPE SA GENEVE
    Inventor: Julien GIACOBINO
  • Publication number: 20110222376
    Abstract: A driving member for a timepiece movement includes a shaft, and a drum and a rotating member both mounted on the shaft. The drum and the rotating member are able to rotate with respect to each other and include teeth on their periphery. First and second superposed spiral springs have outer ends fixed to the drum and to the rotating member respectively and inner ends connected to each other to connect the springs in series. The drum and the rotating member fit together at least in the area of the peripheral wall of the drum so as to together form a closed housing containing the springs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: PATEK PHILIPPE SA GENEVE
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Musy, Frederic Maier
  • Patent number: 7758237
    Abstract: A balance spring-collet assembly for a timepiece movement comprises a collet (1) and a balance spring (3) attached at its inner end to the collet (1). The collet (1) is capable of being mounted onto a shaft (2). The external periphery of the collet (1) defines abutments (10a, 10b, 10c) against which the inner turn of the balance spring (3) may come to rest during a shock before the elastic limit of the inner turn is exceeded. The abutments (10a, 10b, 10c) are situated at respective distances (Ra, Rb, Rc) from the center (O) of the shaft (2) that increase in the direction (D) of the balance spring (3) from the inside to the outside starting at the point (8) of junction between the balance spring (3) and the collet (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Patek Philippe SA Geneve
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Musy, Frédéric Maier, Stéphane Von Gunten
  • Patent number: D853879
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: PATEK PHILIPPE SA GENEVE
    Inventor: David Chabloz
  • Patent number: D860044
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: PATEK PHILIPPE SA GENEVE
    Inventors: Alexandre Negaty, Xavier Magaldi