Patents Assigned to Poclain
  • Patent number: 10578084
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hydraulic device (10) with radial pistons, comprising: a shaft (12) arranged along an axis (1); a cover (13) forming a casing element, the cover and the shaft being free to rotate with respect to one another; a distribution assembly comprising: a multi-lobe cam (14); a cylinder block (15); a distributor (16) configured to exert a thrust force (P) against the cylinder block (15) along the axis (11) of the shaft; an assembly (22) of mechanical bearings comprising at least one mechanical bearing (22a) mounted in radial contact between the cover (13) and shaft (12), said assembly being configured to take up the thrust force (P) exerted by the distributor (16); and a radial contact ball bearing mounted in radial contact between the cover (13) and the shaft (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: POCLAIN HYDRAULICS INDUSTRIE
    Inventors: Herve Desumeur, Adam Frey, Patrick Jalabert, Francois-Xavier Lelay
  • Patent number: 10563641
    Abstract: The device has an internal distributor to be disposed in a casing portion (10A), and has a body (15) that has an outside axial face (15B) provided with two grooves (17, 19) respectively for feed and for discharge. The distributor has distribution ducts (23A, 23B, 23C) that open out in a distribution radial face and a cylinder capacity selector that has a slide (50) suitable for being moved in an axial bore (53) for connecting the distribution ducts to one or the other of the grooves. The device further has a control chamber (52) provided between a first end wall (15?) of the bore and the first end (50A) of the slide, and an opposing spring (55) disposed in a return chamber (52?) situated at the second end (53?) of the bore and closed, at the end closer to the distribution face (15A), by a second end wall (55?) of the distributor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: POCLAIN HYDRAULICS INDUSTRIE
    Inventor: Julien Viard
  • Patent number: 10533659
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hydrostatic transmission system comprising: at least one pump (110), at least two wheel motors (120, 122; 140, 142) supplied by the pump (110) for the mechanization of a machine, characterized by the fact that it comprises means (130) designed to offset in time a change of displacement of the motors (120, 122; 140, 142) into several groups so as to have a progressive evolution of the apparent displacement of the motors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: POCLAIN HYDRAULICS INDUSTRIE
    Inventors: Christelle Boutin, Sebastien Pamart, Stephane Chaperot
  • Patent number: 10527022
    Abstract: The invention relates to a valve assembly (50) of a radial piston hydraulic apparatus (1). Said apparatus includes a cylinder block (4) insertable onto a shaft (2) by translation. Said assembly (50) includes: a valve (51) in contact with said cylinder block (4); a valve train cover (52); and a first (541) and second (542) chamber that are defined, respectively, by a first (511, 521) and second (512, 522) space that are located at the interface between said valve (51) and said valve train cover (52), and are intended for the pressurized fluids that enable the conversion of pressure and/or mechanical stress. Said assembly (50) includes an additional section (54) defined by a third space (541, 542) located at the interface between said valve (51) and said valve train cover (52). Said section (54) is intended for receiving a pressurized fluid such as to enable the cylinder block (4) to be inserted onto the shaft (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: POCLAIN HYDRAULICS INDUSTRIE
    Inventor: Clement Philippe Recoura
  • Patent number: 10519987
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pressure-limiting device designed to be installed in a system comprising a first line (11) and a second line (12) that can comprise pressurised oil, as well as comprising a discharge and/or booster line (10). The device also comprises a pressure selector (130, 150) in the form of a cage defining two seats (132, 134) and two pressure relief valves (160, 180). The limiting device is characterised in that it further comprises at least one means (170, 172; 190, 192) for regulating a pressure relief valve, disposed on the outside of an axial end of the pressure selector (150), in the form of a cage that allows the loading of the associated pressure relief valve to be regulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: POCLAIN HYDRAULICS INDUSTRIE
    Inventor: Ante Bozic
  • Patent number: 10443582
    Abstract: The device comprises a casing portion that has an open axial end and that has two main holes, respectively for fluid feed and for fluid discharge. Said holes open out in an inside axial face of the casing portion, respectively via a first main orifice and via a second main orifice that are disposed in succession in the direction going away from the open axial end. The inside axial face has first, second, and third sealing inside bearing surface arrangements, respectively situated between the open axial end and the first main orifice, between the two main orifices, and beyond the second main orifice. At least two of the three arrangements are staggered inside arrangements, each of which comprises two axial bearing surfaces that are staggered relative to each other, and that are separated by a shoulder facing towards the open axial end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: POCLAIN HYDRAULICS INDUSTRIE
    Inventor: Julien Viard
  • Patent number: 10428788
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (10) for controlling the displacement of a machine (20) with axial pistons comprising a case (23) that houses a control unit comprising a displacement control spool (110) adapted to be switched between two positions by a control pressure (Ps) according to an axis of sliding (?): a working position wherein the control spool (110) provides a connection between at least one inlet (103, 104) that receives a supply pressure and an outlet (105, 106) connected to a cylinder for adjusting the inclination of said machine (31a, 31b), and an idle position wherein the control spool (110) interrupts the connection between said inlet (102, 104) and said outlet (101, 103), and comprising means for switching adapted to vary the position of the adjusting cylinder (31a, 31b), a spring (140), characterised in that: said means of communication comprise a second switching spool (130), coaxial to the control spool (110), a switching pressure (Pm) exerts an axial force on the second spool (130) in
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: POCLAIN HYDRAULICS INDUSTRIE
    Inventor: Enrico Rigolon
  • Patent number: 10406914
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device comprising a first hydraulic apparatus (M1) and a second hydraulic apparatus (M2), the two motors (M1, M2) being connected by a first line (11) and a second line (12) enabling the admission or discharge of the oil in said motors (M1, M2), a booster pump (30), arranged between a tank and a booster line, the booster line communicating with at least one of said lines (11, 12), characterized in that the pump (30) is configured to be able to suck oil into the booster line in order to allow the decompression of said first and second lines (11, 12). The invention also relates to a method for evacuating a device of the type described above, in which the booster pump (30) is activated in suction mode in the booster line to enable the disengagement of the machines (M1, M2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: POCLAIN HYDRAULICS INDUSTRIE
    Inventors: Ante Bozic, Bastien Clapit, Julien Lambey
  • Patent number: 10364792
    Abstract: A hydraulic machine (1) comprising first and second brake elements (92, 93), a spring washer (65) tending to urge the first and second brake elements (92, 93) in a braking direction, and a brake release piston (61) configured to act on the spring washer (65) in a direction opposing the braking direction, the hydraulic machine being characterized in that the brake release piston (61) comprises a primary brake release piston (61a) associated with a primary brake release chamber (62a), and a secondary brake release piston (61b) associated with a secondary brake release chamber (62b), said primary and secondary chambers (62a, 62b) extending radially around the shaft (2) in such a manner that projections of the primary brake release chamber (62a) and of the secondary brake release chamber (62b) onto a plane perpendicular to a longitudinal axis (X-X) defined by the axis of rotation of the hydraulic machine (1) are superposed, at least in part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: POCLAIN HYDRAULICS INDUSTRIE
    Inventors: Julien Engrand, Stéphane Vidal, Gilles Grillon, Bertrand Bonnomet
  • Patent number: 10358033
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vehicle hydraulic assistance method comprising: two hydraulic devices connected therebetween by a supply line, a return line, a power boost source, and a tank, the power boost source being connected to the supply line and return line via a power boost line and taking the oil from the tank; and a vacuum valve including an input port, connected to the supply line and return line, and an output port connected to the tank. The vacuum valve has a first passing state and a second blocking state. The method includes the steps of: (E1) activating the power boost source when the vehicle fulfills at least one predetermined requirement, the vacuum valve being in the first passing state; and (E2) switching the vacuum valve from the first passing state to the second blocking state when hydraulic assistance is required, thus making it possible to boost power to the supply system and return system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: POCLAIN HYDRAULICS INDUSTRIE
    Inventor: Julien Claude Lambey
  • Patent number: 10350994
    Abstract: According to the method, transmission apparatus of a vehicle, the apparatus comprising a drive engine (18), a mechanical transmission (16) connected to the drive engine, and a hydraulic transmission (20) having a pump (24) and n hydraulic motors (26A, 26B), where n is greater than or equal to 1, the pump being suitable for being driven by the drive engine for feeding fluid to the hydraulic motors. The method consists in performing a “low-speed” assistance stage, during which, when the vehicle is driven by the mechanical transmission, the method consists in establishing a setpoint pressure for the pressure difference between the feed and the discharge of each of the hydraulic motors, in feeding the hydraulic motors by the pump, in detecting the pressure difference between the feed and the discharge (28A, 28B) of each of the hydraulic motors (26A, 26B), and in adjusting the delivery rate of the pump so that said pressure difference is substantially equal to said setpoint pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: POCLAIN HYDRAULICS INDUSTRIE
    Inventors: Claude Didierjean, Gery Depierre, Pierre-Louis Houillon
  • Patent number: 10315635
    Abstract: A braking circuit including at least an auxiliary right valve (200) and an auxiliary left valve (300) suitable to allow braking on both sides, right and left of a vehicle, when this is required, but allowing to apply a pressure braking only on one of the two sides, right or left, when this is required to provide a steering function, characterized in that the circuit further comprises a master valve (400) having two positions: a first position when the vehicle has a velocity under a threshold wherein separate and selective right or left braking is authorized and a second position when the vehicle has a velocity above said threshold wherein said master valve (400) connects both a right braking line (204, 1205) and a left braking line (304, 1305) to an output braking line (110) so that if a braking is requested both right braking line (204, 1204) and left braking line (304, 1305) are under pressure and selective right or left braking is forbidden.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: POCLAIN HYDRAULICS INDUSTRIE
    Inventor: Marko Zust
  • Patent number: 10279789
    Abstract: Hydraulic transmission apparatus (20) including a pump (24) having a variable cylinder capacity and feeding one or more hydraulic motors (26A, 26B), and a control unit (50). In the apparatus, the feed and discharge orifices of the motors are arranged in such a manner that, when the pressures at said orifices are equal, the outlet torque from the motors is zero. To make the apparatus inactive, without physically bypassing the motors, the control unit is suitable for operating the apparatus in a “torque-free” mode by regulating the cylinder capacity of the pump in such a manner that the pressures at said feed and discharge orifices remain substantially equal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: POCLAIN HYDRAULICS INDUSTRIE
    Inventors: André Prigent, Pierre-Louis Houillon, Julien Lambey
  • Patent number: 10226993
    Abstract: An assembly (20) comprising a radial piston hydraulic motor (10), comprising a fixed housing (15), a shaft (14) that can be driven in rotation by the hydraulic motor (10), a wheel hub (30) comprising a hub barrel (31) that engages on the shaft (14), a bearing (40), a bearing support (41), in which the bearings (40) are housed between the hub barrel (31) and the bearing support (41) of the hydraulic motor (10), the bearing support (41) forming part of the housing (15), such that the bearing function is carried out by the housing (15), the shaft (14) supporting only the weight of same and having only a torque function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: POCLAIN HYDRAULICS INDUSTRIE
    Inventor: Clement Philippe Recoura
  • Patent number: 10183334
    Abstract: A selection system, comprising: a sheath defining an internal housing extending in a longitudinal direction; a link rod disposed in said internal housing, and extending in the longitudinal direction; and a selection slide mounted to slide in the internal housing, about the link rod; the link rod being held stationary relative to the sheath against movement in translation in the longitudinal direction by stop means; the system being characterized in that the stop means comprise: a base that is a body of revolution and includes a conical portion; and a shell comprising two shell portions each including a conical portion configured to come to bear in plane manner against the conical portion of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: POCLAIN HYDRAULICS INDUSTRIE
    Inventors: Loic Bonnard, Dominique Costaz, Julien Viard
  • Patent number: 10131224
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hydraulic transmission device for a vehicle, said device comprising a first pump and a second pump, a first hydraulic apparatus and a second hydraulic apparatus, a first supply circuit connecting the first pump to the first apparatus, and a second supply circuit connecting the second pump to the second apparatus and wherein a non-return valve between the supply circuits, the valve having a direction for passing from the first to the second supply circuit, a first return circuit connecting the first apparatus to said pumps, a second return circuit the second apparatus to the admissions to said pumps so that the return circuits are in permanent fluidic communication with each other through a junction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: POCLAIN HYDRAULICS INDUSTRIE
    Inventors: Jean Andre Heren, Cyrille D'Hersignerie
  • Publication number: 20180229603
    Abstract: According to the method, transmission apparatus of a vehicle, the apparatus comprising a drive engine (18), a mechanical transmission (16) connected to the drive engine, and a hydraulic transmission (20) having a pump (24) and n hydraulic motors (26A, 26B), where n is greater than or equal to 1, the pump being suitable for being driven by the drive engine for feeding fluid to the hydraulic motors. The method consists in performing a “low-speed” assistance stage, during which, when the vehicle is driven by the mechanical transmission, the method consists in establishing a setpoint pressure for the pressure difference between the feed and the discharge of each of the hydraulic motors, in feeding the hydraulic motors by the pump, in detecting the pressure difference between the feed and the discharge (28A, 28B) of each of the hydraulic motors (26A, 26B), and in adjusting the delivery rate of the pump so that said pressure difference is substantially equal to said setpoint pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: POCLAIN HYDRAULICS INDUSTRIE
    Inventors: Claude DIDIERJEAN, Gery DEPIERRE, Pierre-Louis HOUILLON
  • Patent number: 9982782
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system comprising: a shaft having a distal end and a proximal end; a casing defining a housing in which a hydraulic device is rotatably mounted on the shaft; and a sealing element comprising a low pressure dynamic sealing means and a reinforced dynamic sealing means formed by a static seal tightly mounted on a friction pad, such as to isolate the dynamic sealing means from the rotating hydraulic device, said sealing element defining a discharge chamber between the dynamic sealing means and the reinforced dynamic sealing means, which discharge chamber is connected to a drain via a pipe arranged on the surface of the shaft, between the hydraulic device and the shaft, so as to discharge the fluid located in the discharge chamber, such that said discharge chamber is not subjected to the pressure in the casing of the hydraulic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: POCLAIN HYDRAULICS INDUSTRIE
    Inventors: Stephane Vidal, Gilles Grillon, Bertrand Bonnomet, Jeremie Mulot
  • Publication number: 20180135749
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hydraulic-assistance system for motor vehicles, comprising a primary motor (M) and two hydraulic machines (140; 240, 250) connected by a hydraulic circuit such that when a first hydraulic machine (140) operates as a pump, the second hydraulic machine (240, 250) operates as a motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: Poclain Hydraulics Industrie
    Inventors: Andre PRIGENT, Cyrille D'HERSIGNERIE
  • Patent number: 9896935
    Abstract: A hydraulic transmission apparatus having at least one declutchable hydraulic motor having radial pistons and connected via two motor ducts, and a casing duct connected to the inside of the casing. The apparatus further has clutching means that, in order to perform the clutching of the motor, are suitable for bringing a first one of the motor ducts to a “clutching” first pressure that is higher than the pressure in the casing while also making it possible to remove fluid via the casing duct. Disposed on the casing duct, the apparatus further has means for limiting the flow of fluid in said casing duct, in a manner such as to cause the pressure inside the casing to increase during the clutching operation. This apparatus enables clutching to take place gently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: POCLAIN HYDRAULICS INDUSTRIE
    Inventors: André Prigent, Julien Lambey