Patents by Inventor Alain Maurice

Alain Maurice has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200256426
    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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: ZEDEL
    Inventors: Alain MAURICE, Marc JOURDAN
  • Patent number: 10478645
    Abstract: A removable anchoring device comprising a fixed first part with an expansion head, and a movable second control part having wedging half-rings and a gripping knob associated with a stop and a spring. The stop is arranged on the fixed first part and is movable with respect to the gripping knob by a relative translational movement to disable any release command in a predefined position. The gripping knob is thus able to occupy a first axial adjustment position offset from the stop to indicate the non-locked state enabling the release command, and is movable to a second axial adjustment position in engagement against the stop to indicate the locked state and to disable said release command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: ZEDEL
    Inventors: Alain Maurice, Olivier Mathé, Pierre-Olivier Chabod
  • Publication number: 20180147422
    Abstract: An escape system including a textile support of variable cross-section including a first part having a first cross-section and provided with a first end and a second part having a second cross-section smaller than the first section and provided with a second end, a descender mounted sliding along the textile support from the first part to the second part, and configured to exert a braking force on the textile support. At least one brake mounted sliding along the textile support is placed between the descender and the second end, at a distance from the descender so as to allow movement of the descender independently of the brake. The brake able to move at least in the second part, configured to exert additional braking force on the textile support when moving the brake to the second end, configured to prevent the descender from moving alone in the second part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: ZEDEL
    Inventor: Alain MAURICE
  • Publication number: 20170138533
    Abstract: A removable anchoring device comprising a fixed first part with an expansion head, and a movable second control part having wedging half-rings and a gripping knob associated with a stop and a spring. The stop is arranged on the fixed first part and is movable with respect to the gripping knob by a relative translational movement to disable any release command in a predefined position. The gripping knob is thus able to occupy a first axial adjustment position offset from the stop to indicate the non-locked state enabling the release command, and is movable to a second axial adjustment position in engagement against the stop to indicate the locked state and to disable said release command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: ZEDEL
    Inventors: Alain MAURICE, Olivier MATHÉ, Pierre-Olivier CHABOD
  • Patent number: 9617128
    Abstract: The pulley device comprises first and second pulleys each provided with a set of sheaves. The two pulleys are designed to be respectively fixed to a fixed point and to a person to be rescued. A rope is fixed to one of the two pulleys and arranged in such a way that the first pulley moves towards the second pulley when a pull is exerted on the rope. An enclosure connects the first pulley to the second pulley and surrounds the path of the rope between the two pulleys. One end of the rope extends outwards from the enclosure to enable a pull to be exerted on the end of the rope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: ZEDEL
    Inventors: Alain Maurice, Pierre-Olivier Chabod, Alexandre Bronnaz
  • Patent number: 9533192
    Abstract: Ascender for ascending on a rope, comprising a U-shaped clamp equipped with two lateral wings delineating an internal space for passage of the rope, and with an arresting surface with spikes against which the rope is blocked in case of a fall. The two wings are provided with two openings arranged facing one another and each having an edge in the form of an inclined ramp performing guiding of a karabiner passing through the two openings. The clamp comprises a mobile control part biased by a spring to an active actuation position of the karabiner along the ramp for the rope to come into contact against the arresting surface with spikes, so as to obtain a first ready-to-block state when ascending on the rope, and a second blocking state of the clamp on the rope in the event of a fall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: ZEDEL
    Inventors: Alain Maurice, Pierre Plaze
  • Patent number: 9482251
    Abstract: The invention relates to a clamp with a cam, and with a removable pivot-pin, wherein the bias spring is integrated in a housing of the cam by means of a securing cassette configured to position the spring in a pre-stressed state. The cassette is provided with clip-fastening means designed to be fitted in the housing of the lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: ZEDEL
    Inventors: Julien Moine, Alain Maurice, Benoît Vuillermoz
  • Patent number: 9452705
    Abstract: Lamp comprising: a light source comprising one or more LED type diodes; control means for controlling the geometry of the light beam of said light source in response to a control information or a control signal; a control unit for generating said control information or said control signal; wherein the control unit comprises a image sensor generating at least one image of the area illuminated by said light source and processing means for processing said image so as to generate said control information or said control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Zedel S.A.
    Inventors: Boris Bouffay, Alain Maurice
  • Publication number: 20160258457
    Abstract: The invention relates to a clamp with a cam, and with a removable pivot-pin, wherein the bias spring is integrated in a housing of the cam by means of a securing cassette configured to position the spring in a pre-stressed state. The cassette is provided with clip-fastening means designed to be fitted in the housing of the lever.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Applicant: ZEDEL
    Inventors: Julien MOINE, Alain MAURICE, Benoît VUILLERMOZ
  • Patent number: 9429182
    Abstract: A swivel attachment device comprising a pair of rings able to rotate freely with respect to one another around an axis of rotation defined by a central pivot-pin. At least one of the rings is in the form of a hook delineating a lateral access space. A removable closing part, composed of a spacer through which a fixing screw passes, is able to close said space performing partial take-up of the tensile forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: ZEDEL
    Inventors: Alain Maurice, Christophe Quillard
  • Patent number: 9399425
    Abstract: A lamp, as for example a headlamp, comprising: a light source having one or more LED-type diodes; a power unit for generating electric power of said light source, said unit being controlled by a control information or a control signal; a control unit for adjusting the light generated by said light source; wherein the control unit comprises an image sensor generating at least one image of the illuminated area from said light source and means for processing said image in order to generate said control information or said control signal The lamp also includes a processor for image processing capable of performing complex analysis of the image, including the recognition of a rope, fog detection etc. . . .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Zedel S.A.
    Inventors: Boris Bouffay, Alain Maurice
  • Patent number: 9333573
    Abstract: A sharpener for an ice screw with a tubular shank and a bit, comprising: a fixed sharpening support equipped with a file in the form of an elongate blade, a positioning slide of the ice screw at predefined angles with respect to the file, said slide being able to move in translation astride the two opposite surfaces of the file, and guiding and stopping means of the bit in the slide comprising at least one opening for inserting the shank and a securing stud salient from the associated opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: ZEDEL
    Inventors: Alain Maurice, Guillaume Bonnet
  • Patent number: 9321394
    Abstract: Lamp comprising one or more LEDs: A controllable power unit providing power supply to the LED lamps, A control unit for adjusting the light generated by the lamp, wherein said control unit includes an image sensor generating images of the illuminated area of the lamp, and a processor for processing the images to detect the presence of an eye in a presumably dangerous area, said control unit generating a control signal for reducing the amount of light generated by the LED during the detection of a human face, in particular of an eye in said presumably dangerous area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Zedel S.A.
    Inventors: Boris Bouffay, Alain Maurice
  • Patent number: 9289634
    Abstract: A safety apparatus on a rope, including a first flange-plate, an operable second flange-plate, and a mechanical indicator collaborating when the swiveling movement takes place with both the first pivot-pin and a latch to indicate that the second flange-plate is in the closed and latched position, or in an unlatched ready-to-open state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: ZEDEL
    Inventors: Pierre Olivier Chabod, Christophe Quillard, Alain Maurice
  • Publication number: 20160016042
    Abstract: Ascender for ascending on a rope, comprising a U-shaped clamp equipped with two lateral wings delineating an internal space for passage of the rope, and with an arresting surface with spikes against which the rope is blocked in case of a fall. The two wings are provided with two openings arranged facing one another and each having an edge in the form of an inclined ramp performing guiding of a karabiner passing through the two openings. The clamp comprises a mobile control part biased by a spring to an active actuation position of the karabiner along the ramp for the rope to come into contact against the arresting surface with spikes, so as to obtain a first ready-to-block state when ascending on the rope, and a second blocking state of the clamp on the rope in the event of a fall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: Alain MAURICE, Pierre PLAZE
  • Patent number: 9192792
    Abstract: A fall arrest safety apparatus with blocking on a rope, comprising: a rigid body provided with a trunking for housing the rope, a securing system designed to swivel between a closed position to collaborate with the rope by blocking the latter at the bottom of the trunking in case of a fall, and an open position releasing access to the trunking for fitting or removal of the rope, and a control device to move said securing system from the closed position to the open position, and vice-versa, wherein the control device comprises a pair of gripping cleats able to be actuated simultaneously to stabilize and lock the securing system in the open position, the two gripping cleats being arranged side by side on a transverse pivot-pin integral to the pivoting securing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: ZEDEL
    Inventors: Julien Moine, Alain Maurice, Michael Chaumontet
  • Patent number: 9126062
    Abstract: A safety device on a rope, comprising a first flange-plate and a movable second flange-plate, a roller mounted on a first spindle integral to the first flange-plate, which presents clearance in the heightwise direction. The movable second flange-plate is equipped: with a securing notch operating in conjunction with the first spindle to block the device in the closed position when the roller is under load, and with a latch actuated by control means to perform unlatching of the latter enabling opening of the second flange-plate when the device is no longer under load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: ZEDEL
    Inventors: Pierre Olivier Chabod, Christophe Quillard, Alain Maurice
  • Publication number: 20150183624
    Abstract: The pulley device comprises first and second pulleys each provided with a set of sheaves. The two pulleys are designed to be respectively fixed to a fixed point and to a person to be rescued. A rope is fixed to one of the two pulleys and arranged in such a way that the first pulley moves towards the second pulley when a pull is exerted on the rope. An enclosure connects the first pulley to the second pulley and surrounds the path of the rope between the two pulleys. One end of the rope extends outwards from the enclosure to enable a pull to be exerted on the end of the rope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Alain MAURICE, Pierre-Olivier CHABOD, Alexandre BRONNAZ
  • Publication number: 20150143674
    Abstract: A swivel attachment device comprising a pair of rings able to rotate freely with respect to one another around an axis of rotation defined by a central pivot-pin. At least one of the rings is in the form of a hook delineating a lateral access space. A removable closing part, composed of a spacer through which a fixing screw passes, is able to close said space performing partial take-up of the tensile forces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Alain MAURICE, Christophe QUILLARD
  • Patent number: 8950550
    Abstract: An ascender/descender appliance for ascending and descending on a rope, comprising a body having attachment means to be connected to the user's harness and a clamping device able to be released on load. The clamping device is arranged outside the body and comprises a chain of metal links constituted by a succession of friction elements articulated on one another by connecting rods to form a series of gaps for the rope to pass in zigzag manner. Means are associated with the top link to trigger clamping of the ascender device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Zedel
    Inventors: Alain Maurice, Benoît Vuillermoz