Patents by Inventor Andre Morin

Andre Morin 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).

  • Patent number: 8585314
    Abstract: A safety device for quick-fastening a tool to the end of an arm including two portions (1 and 2), one of which is attached to the arm of the machine and the other of which is attached to the tool. The first portion (1) includes a cradle (3) that is insertable under the arm of the other portion (2) having an extension (5) in the form of a hook, having at least one side lug (10) that can pass through notched openings (8, 9) in the first portion (1) and in a locking plate (6). The locking plate (6) is capable of sliding on the middle portion of the first portion (1) so as to be inserted under the hook extension (5) by springs (7). The locking plate (6) is provided with an abutment member (12) that limits the return movement of the plate (6) in order to prevent the notched openings (8, 9) from coinciding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: KLAC Industrie, Societe Anonyme
    Inventors: Christian André Morin, Marcel André Jean Morin
  • Publication number: 20120114413
    Abstract: The invention relates to a safety device for quick-fastening, comprising two portions (1 and 2), one of which is attached to the arm of the machine and the other of which is attached to the tool, wherein the first portion (1) comprises a cradle that is insertable under the arm of the other portion (2) having an extension (5) in the form of a hook, provided with at least one side lug (10) that can pass through notched openings in the first portion (1) and in a locking plate (6) sliding on the middle portion of said first portion so as to be inserted under the hook (5) by springs, characterized in that the locking plate is provided with an abutment member that limits the return movement of said plate in order to prevent the abovementioned notched openings from coinciding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: KLAC INDUSTRIE SOCIÉTÉ ANONYME
    Inventors: Christian André Morin, Marcel André Jean Morin
  • Publication number: 20090038561
    Abstract: A motor system is described that sequesters ambient carbon dioxide to a removable carbonate salt by reacting ambient carbon dioxide with an alkali metal hydroxide. The carbon dioxide is aspirated by a turbo-generator that receives exhaust gases from an internal combustion engine. The turbo-generator produces electricity to form the hydroxide in situ from the electrolysis of water in a salt solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Applicant: EFFICIENT HYDROGEN MOTORS
    Inventors: Wilson Hago, Andre Morin
  • Patent number: 6964448
    Abstract: A cover for protecting and covering at least an upper portion of a snowmobile, includes an upper weatherproof portion and a fastening strap for securing the upper weatherproof portion to the snowmobile. A lower lip of the upper weatherproof portion circumscribes an elongated lower opening and defines therein a passage which extends at least partially around the lower lip. Strap openings which communicate with the passage are disposed on each of opposed lateral sides of the lower lip. The fastening strap is disposed within the passage and has free ends which project out from the strap openings. Each of the free ends has a length which permits it to be crossed under the snowmobile and fastened to the lower lip on a lateral side thereof opposite from that of the strap opening from which the free end projects. Fastening members removably attach the free ends to the lower lip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.
    Inventor: Andre Morin
  • Publication number: 20050200145
    Abstract: A portable device for transporting a spool of cable includes a stationary handle and a movable handle movable between raised and lowered positions. The invention further includes a housing positionable into a spool opening. The housing has pistons mounted within it and has apertures formed around the pistons. Advantageously, latching members are connected to the pistons and are movable between retracted and extended positions through a plurality of corresponding apertures as the movable handle is lowered and raised. The plurality of pistons engage a spool opening and allow an operator to lift a spool and transport it while the movable handle is at a raised position. The latching members are disengageable from a spool when the movable handle is released to a lowered position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2004
    Publication date: September 15, 2005
    Inventors: Andre Morin, Joel Morin
  • Patent number: 6918626
    Abstract: A cover assembly for covering an object subjected to an airstream due to transportation of the object in open air. The cover comprises a flexible cover adapted to fit over the object so as to conceal a portion of the object. An aperture is provided in the cover. A deflector is provided on an exterior surface of the cover and forward of the aperture with respect to a direction of transportation. The deflector is positioned such that a low pressure zone is created proximate to the aperture during transportation of the object in the direction by an airstream being deflected by the deflector, whereby air located between an interior of the cover and the object being transported exhausts through the aperture to an exterior of the cover to cause the cover to at least partially conform to the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.
    Inventors: André Morin, Marc-André Morin
  • Publication number: 20040251708
    Abstract: A cover for protecting and covering at least an upper portion of a snowmobile, comprises an upper weatherproof portion and a fastening strap for securing the upper weatherproof portion to the snowmobile. A lower lip of the upper weatherproof portion circumscribes an elongated lower opening and defines therein a passage which extends at least partially around the lower lip. Strap openings which communicate with the passage are disposed on each of opposed lateral sides of the lower lip. The fastening strap is disposed within the passage and has free ends which project out from the strap openings. Each of the free ends has a length which permits it to be crossed under the snowmobile and fastened to the lower lip on a lateral side thereof opposite from that of the strap opening from which the free end projects. Fastening members removably attach the free ends to the lower lip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2004
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Inventor: Andre Morin
  • Publication number: 20040222661
    Abstract: A cover assembly for covering an object subjected to an airstream due to transportation of the object in open air. The cover comprises a flexible cover adapted to fit over the object so as to conceal a portion of the object. An aperture is provided in the cover. A deflector is provided on an exterior surface of the cover and forward of the aperture with respect to a direction of transportation. The deflector is positioned such that a low pressure zone is created proximate to the aperture during transportation of the object in the direction by an airstream being deflected by the deflector, whereby air located between an interior of the cover and the object being transported exhausts through the aperture to an exterior of the cover to cause the cover to at least partially conform to the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2004
    Publication date: November 11, 2004
    Inventors: Andre Morin, Marc-Andre Morin
  • Patent number: 6797018
    Abstract: An electrochemical energy storage device includes a number of solid-state thin-film electrochemical cells which are selectively interconnected in series or parallel through use of an integrated interconnect board. The interconnect board is typically disposed within a sealed housing which also houses the electrochemical cells, and includes a first contact and a second contact respectively coupled to first and second power terminals of the energy storage device. The interconnect board advantageously provides for selective series or parallel connectivity with the electrochemical cells, irrespective of electrochemical cell position within the housing. Fuses and various electrical and electro-mechanical devices, such as bypass, equalization, and communication devices for example, may also be mounted to the interconnect board and selectively connected to the electrochemical cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignees: 3M Innovative Properties Company, Hydro-Quebec Corporation
    Inventors: Jean Rouillard, Christophe Comte, Dominik Daigle, Ronald A. Hagen, Orlin B. Knudson, André Morin, Michel Ranger, Guy Ross, Roger Rouillard, Philippe St-Germain, Anthony Sudano, Thomas A. Turgeon
  • Publication number: 20030213121
    Abstract: An electrochemical energy storage device includes a number of solid-state thin-film electrochemical cells which are selectively interconnected in series or parallel through use of an integrated interconnect board. The interconnect board is typically disposed within a sealed housing which also houses the electrochemical cells, and includes a first contact and a second contact respectively coupled to first and second power terminals of the energy storage device. The interconnect board advantageously provides for selective series or parallel connectivity with the electrochemical cells, irrespective of electrochemical cell position within the housing. Fuses and various electrical and electromechanical devices, such as bypass, equalization, and communication devices for example, may also be mounted to the interconnect board and selectively connected to the electrochemical cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Publication date: November 20, 2003
    Applicants: 3M Innovative Properties Company, Hydro-Quebec Corporation
    Inventors: Jean Rouillard, Christophe Comte, Dominik Daigle, Ronald A. Hagen, Orlin B. Knudson, Andre Morin, Michel Ranger, Guy Ross, Roger Rouillard, Philippe St-Germain, Anthony Sudano, Thomas A. Turgeon
  • Patent number: 6641942
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an improved electrochemical energy storage device. The electrochemical energy storage device includes a number of solid-state, thin-film electrochemical cells which are selectively interconnected in series or parallel through use of an integrated interconnect board. The interconnect board is typically disposed within a sealed housing which also houses the electrochemical cells, and includes a first contact and a second contact respectively coupled to first and second power terminals of the energy storage device. The interconnect board advantageously provides for selective series or parallel connectivity with the electrochemical cells, irrespective of electrochemical cell position within the housing. Fuses and various electrical and electromechanical devices, such as bypass, equalization, and communication devices for example, may also be mounted to the interconnect board and selectively connected to the electrochemical cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignees: 3M Innovative Properties Company, Hydro-Quebec Corporation
    Inventors: Jean Rouillard, Christophe Comte, Dominik Daigle, Ronald A. Hagen, Orlin B. Knudson, André Morin, Michel Ranger, Guy Ross, Roger Rouillard, Philippe St-Germain, Anthony Sudano, Thomas A. Turgeon
  • Patent number: 6146778
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an improved electrochemical energy storage device. The electrochemical energy storage device includes a number of solid-state, thin-film electrochemical cells which are selectively interconnected in series or parallel through use of an integrated interconnect board. The interconnect board is typically disposed within a sealed housing which also houses the electrochemical cells, and includes a first contact and a second contact respectively coupled to first and second power terminals of the energy storage device. The interconnect board advantageously provides for selective series or parallel connectivity with the electrochemical cells, irrespective of electrochemical cell position within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2000
    Assignees: 3M Innovative Properties Company, Hydro-Quebec Corporation
    Inventors: Jean Rouillard, Christophe Comte, Dominik Daigle, Ronald A. Hagen, Orlin B. Knudson, Andre Morin, Michel Ranger, Guy Ross, Roger Rouillard, Philippe St-Germain, Anthony Sudano, Thomas A. Turgeon
  • Patent number: 5952815
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for regulating the charge voltage of a number of electrochemical cells connected in series is disclosed. Equalization circuitry is provided to control the amount of charge current supplied to individual electrochemical cells included within the series string of electrochemical cells without interrupting the flow of charge current through the series string. The equalization circuitry balances the potential of each of the electrochemical cells to within a pre-determined voltage setpoint tolerance during charging, and, if necessary, prior to initiating charging. Equalization of cell potentials may be effected toward the end of a charge cycle or throughout the charge cycle. Overcharge protection is also provided for each of the electrochemical cells coupled to the series connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Assignees: Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Co., Hydro-Quebec Corporation
    Inventors: Jean Rouillard, Christophe Comte, Ronald A. Hagen, Orlin B. Knudson, Andre Morin, Guy Ross
  • Patent number: D465969
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Assignee: Les Expositions E.R.A. Ltee
    Inventor: André Morin
  • Patent number: D568229
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.
    Inventors: Guillaume Auger, Marc-Andre Morin
  • Patent number: D584212
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.
    Inventor: Marc-Andre Morin
  • Patent number: D360315
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1995
    Assignee: Syroco, Inc.
    Inventor: Andre Morin
  • Patent number: D364748
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1995
    Assignee: Syroco, Inc.
    Inventor: Andre Morin
  • Patent number: D365718
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1996
    Assignee: Maax Inc.
    Inventor: Andre Morin
  • Patent number: D369121
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1996
    Inventor: Andre Morin