Abstract: A pulley includes a securing head and a first flange. A first shaft extends from the first flange. A sheave is mounted rotatable around the first shaft in one direction of rotation only. A cam is mounted able to move away from or towards the sheave. A spring is fitted to exert a force moving the cam towards the sheave. A handle is mounted on the first flange to move the cam between the first and second positions.
Abstract: The fixing buckle includes first and second securing parts provided with coupling elements one of which defines a hook. A closure system is configured to define a first position preventing extraction of the first coupling elements from the second coupling elements and a second position allowing insertion and extraction of the first coupling elements. The closure system includes first and second closure plates each having a first position obstructing the hook and a second position configured to remove the first coupling elements. The first position of the first closure plate is configured to prevent movement of the second closure plate from its first position to its second position. The second closure plate separates the first coupling elements and the first closure plate along an extraction channel defined by the hook.
Abstract: A headlamp which includes a pivoting lamp body is presented. The headlamp includes a support with a fixing for a retaining strip on the head of a user. The support has a horizontal base, a first left lateral part and a first right lateral part perpendicular to the base of the support. A lamp body has a light source associated with electrical circuits allowing the control and regulation of the light source. The lamp body is housed between the first and second lateral parts. The lamp body is fixed to the support by means of a mechanical connection combining a pivot function and a translation function to hold the lamp body as close as possible to the support.
Abstract: The pulley comprises a securing head and a first flange. A first shaft extends from the first flange. A second flange and a sheave are mounted rotatable around the first shaft with respect to the first flange. A rod is fixed to the first flange and mounted movable between a first position and a second position with a first movement. In the first position, the rod engages with the second flange to keep the second flange in the first position. In the second position, the rod allows rotation of the second flange. A blanking plate is fixed on the second flange and mounted movable between a first position and a second position with a second movement different from the first movement. The blanking plate partially covers the rod to prevent movement of the rod from the first position to the second position.
Abstract: The tandem pulley comprises a pair of sheaves mounted in line between first and second flanges. A gate is fitted rotating with respect to the first flange between closed and open positions. The gate comes into contact with the second flange in the closed position to close a housing. The clamp is movable in rotation on the gate between a locking position locking the gate in the closed position and an unlocking position. The clamp has a prong pressing on the first flange and the gate in the locking position. The clamp has an actuating area separated from the first flange by the gate. Rotation of the actuating area from the locking position to the unlocking position corresponds to a movement of the actuating area away from the second flange. Rotation of the actuating area results in pivoting of the prong.
Abstract: A tandem pulley includes a support bracket having the shape of an inverted U. The support bracket defines a through hole. A pair of sheaves is arranged in line inside the support bracket. Each sheave is mounted rotating freely around a spindle fixed to the support bracket. A carabiner is fitted in the through hole. A connector is configured to connect the support bracket with the carabiner. The connector is configured in such a way as to allow rotation of the carabiner around an axis parallel to the spindles of the pair of sheaves. A spring is connected to the support bracket, the spring being arranged to exert a force on the carabiner biasing the latter to a rest position by rotation of the carabiner.
Abstract: The full body climbing harness comprises: a pair of leg loops, a belt, a pair of shoulder straps comprising first and second shoulder straps, a hasp connected to the pair of leg loops, a first strap connecting the belt, the pair of shoulder straps, and the hasp, a first adjustment device configured to adjust the length of the first strap, a first deflecting element juxtaposed with the hasp and passed through by the first strap so that: the first strap forms at least a part of the belt and at least a part of the first shoulder strap, the first adjustment device is configured to adjust both the circumference of the belt and the length of the first shoulder strap.
Abstract: The self-clamping descender with pulley includes a first flange with a side wall defining a rope channel, a pulley fitted in rotary manner with respect to the first flange around a first axis of rotation, the pulley only rotating in a first direction of rotation around the first axis of rotation. The first axis of rotation is fitted movable with respect to the side wall of the first flange so as to define a first position and a second position presenting different distances with respect to the side wall of the first flange. Clamping of the pulley in the second direction of rotation results in movement of the first axis of rotation and pulley in the direction of the side wall of the first flange up to a threshold position.
Abstract: The carabiner comprises a body associated with a gate able to rotate on a first end of the body between a closed position and an open position of the carabiner. A confinement element is configured to form a first stop and a second stop salient from the body. The confinement element is fitted removable with respect to the body. The confinement element is fixed to the body by a first fastener and a second fastener. A joining part connects the first fastener to the second fastener to define the space separating the first stop and the second stop. The joining part is pressed against the body. The body, the gate and the joining part define a carabiner with a single central ring.
Abstract: The roping harness comprises a pair of leg loops and a suspension point. The suspension point comprises: distinct first and second rings, a connecting part fixed continuously to the two distinct rings, the connecting part mechanically connecting the two distinct rings with the pair of leg loops, a closed metal connector provided with a rod. The two rings are separated from one another by a first distance in a first direction and define an empty space between a first lateral surface of the first ring and a second lateral surface of the second ring. The two rings are arranged so as to allow fitting of the rod of the connector in the two rings. The rod presents a longitudinal axis coinciding with the first direction. The rod is fitted movable in rotation in the two rings and the connector is mounted movable in rotation around the rod.
Abstract: The quick link has a body defining an open link with two opposite ends. The body comprises a straight portion separating two curved portions. A locking ring is fitted rotating and sliding with respect to the body with a closed position closing the link and an open position where the quick link is open. A shutter is fitted removable with respect to the body. The shutter defines an attachment means fixing the shutter to the straight portion and a blocking system fixing the shutter to the locking ring. The attachment means and blocking system are formed by a ring or a hook. The attachment means and blocking system allow rotation of the shutter with respect to the body when the locking ring is in the open position and prevent rotation of the shutter when the locking ring is in the closed position.
Abstract: A belay descender device for a rope comprising a cam mounted rotating on a fixed flange to perform locking of the rope when said rope is under tension, and a lever articulated on the cam to perform progressive unlocking of the rope with a geared-down effect at the beginning of unlocking travel of the lever. The operating lever comprises transmission means collaborating with a guide ramp of the flange to interrupt the mechanical link with the cam after an intermediate position of the lever has been passed resulting in freeing from said ramp outside the gearing-down area. The end of the guide ramp of the flange corresponds to the anti-panic position of the transmission means, enabling automatic locking of the cam as soon as the gearing-down area has been passed.
January 22, 2016
Date of Patent:
July 21, 2020
Michael Chaumontet, Julien Moine, Christophe Quillard
Abstract: A rope self-locking descender has a first flange, a cam movable with respect to the first flange successively between a first position, a clamping position of the rope and a running position of the rope in the first flange, a handle movable with respect to the first flange successively between a stowing position, a first position of use clamping the rope and a running position of the rope. A first spring is connected to the first flange and to the handle to return the handle to the stowing position. The cam is mechanically connected to the handle in intermittent manner so that movement of the cam from the first position to its clamping position of the rope results in movement of the handle from its stowing position to the first position of use. The handle is not mechanically connected to the cam between the first position and a running position.