Patents by Inventor Arnaud Fournier

Arnaud Fournier 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: 10973985
    Abstract: Injection device of fluid product (100) comprising a syringe body (101) and a needle (110) fixed in an axial end projection (102) of the syringe body, said injection device comprising a needle protection device (200), said protection device being, in a storage position, fixed on said injection device, said protection device being removable from said injection device, said protection device comprising an inner body (210) made of substantially supple and/or deformable material and an outer body (220) made of substantially rigid material, said inner body (210), in a storage position, sealingly closing the distribution orifice (111) of said needle (110) and sealingly cooperating with said injection device (100), and said outer body (220) in a storage position, cooperating with said injection device (100) to fix said protection device (200) onto said injection device (100), characterized in that said outer body (220) comprises a fixing part (228) fixed to said injection device (100) and a protection part (229) fix
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: APTAR STELMI SAS
    Inventors: Arnaud Fournier, Ghislain Fournier, Mickael Swal
  • Patent number: 10973984
    Abstract: An injection device including a needle protection system, said injection device including a delivery needle (10) that is provided with a delivery orifice (11), said protection system comprising a removable needle guard (20) that, in a non-dispensing position, is adapted to be arranged on said needle (10) so as to protect and isolate said delivery orifice (11) of said needle (10), said needle guard (20) including an isolator portion (21) made of flexible material, said delivery orifice (11) of the needle (10) being poked into said isolator portion (21) in the non-dispensing position, said needle guard (10) including at least one outwardly-radial projection (25), said protection system further comprising an outer cap (30) that is provided with grip means (35, 35?, 36; 38; 300) that are adapted to co-operate with said at least one radial projection (25) of said needle guard (20), such that moving said outer cap (30) in the longitudinal direction of said needle (10), away from said delivery orifice (11), removes
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: APTAR STELMI SAS
    Inventors: Arnaud Fournier, Ghislain Fournier, Mickael Swal
  • Patent number: 10183122
    Abstract: A fluid injection device having a syringe body, a needle, and a needle protection device. The protection device includes a substantially flexible or deformable inner body and a substantially rigid outer body. The inner body closes a dispenser orifice of the needle, and co-operates with the syringe body in a leaktight manner, and the outer body fastens the protection device on the syringe body. The inner body includes a radial projection, and the outer body includes a radial shoulder and an axial end edge that defines a top axial opening. The inner body is inserted in the outer body, through the top axial opening, with the radial projection in abutment against the radial shoulder, the axial end edge of the outer body folded down on the inner body so as to fasten the inner body in the outer body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: APTAR STELMI SAS
    Inventors: Arnaud Fournier, Ghislain Fournier, Mickael Swal
  • Patent number: 10183123
    Abstract: Injection device of fluid product (100) comprising a syringe body (101) and a needle (110) fixed in an axial end projection (102) of the syringe body, said end projection (102) comprising an axial end surface (103), said injection device comprising a needle protection device (200), said protection device being, in a storage position, fixed on said injection device, said protection device being removable from said injection device, said protection device comprising an inner body (210) made of substantially supple and/or deformable material and an outer body (220) made of substantially rigid material, said inner body (210), in a storage position, sealingly closing the distribution orifice (111) of said needle (110) and sealingly cooperating with said injection device (100), and said outer body (220) comprising a fixing part (228) which, in a storage position, cooperates with a shoulder (104) of said injection device (100) for fixing said protection device (200) on said injection device (100), said inner body (2
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: APTAR STELMI SAS
    Inventors: Arnaud Fournier, Ghislain Fournier, Mickaël Swal
  • Publication number: 20180258832
    Abstract: A coolant pump for providing a coolant to an engine includes a pump frame, a rotatable rotor shaft, a pulley wheel co-rotatably fixed to the rotor shaft, an axially shiftable ferromagnetic rotatable pump wheel, and an electromagnetic wet friction clutch arrangement. The pump wheel is axially shiftable with respect to the rotor shaft and the pump frame. The clutch arrangement comprises a static electromagnet, a clutch disk co-rotatably supported by the rotor shaft, a first clutch friction surface arranged at the clutch disk and a thereto corresponding second clutch friction surface arranged at the pump wheel, and a separate stop friction surface arranged at the pump wheel and a thereto corresponding static stop friction surface arranged at the static pump frame. The electromagnet, when fully energized, axially attracts the pump wheel so that the separate stop friction surface and the static stop friction surface engage to stop the pump wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: PIERBURG PUMP TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: ARNAUD FOURNIER, BERTRAND ELIE, LAURENT FINIDORI, GILLES RYBICKI, GILLES SIMON, FLORENT RANDOULET, MAXIME LEFERT
  • Patent number: 9850905
    Abstract: A coolant pump includes a pump frame, a driving wheel driven by an engine, a pump wheel driven by the driving wheel, and a clutch which couples the driving wheel with the pump wheel. The clutch comprises a friction surface arranged at the driving wheel, and a clutch disc which corresponds to the friction surface. The clutch disk is connected with and co-rotates with the pump wheel, and is axially shiftable between an engaged and a disengaged position. An axial pretension spring pretensions the clutch disc into the disengaged position. A permanent magnet forces the clutch disc into the engaged position. An electromagnet, when energized, generates a polarization which is opposite to a polarization of the permanent magnet to reduce a total magnetic attraction force of the permanent magnet with respect to the clutch disc and to thereby push the clutch disc into the disengaged position via the pretension spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: PIERBURG PUMP TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Arnaud Fournier, Jean-Christophe Schneider, Markus Schalong
  • Patent number: 9839752
    Abstract: A fluid injection device having a syringe body, a needle, and a needle protection device removable from the injection device and having a substantially flexible or deformable inner body and a substantially rigid outer body. In the stored position the inner body closes the dispenser orifice of the needle and the outer body co-operates with the injection device to fasten the protection device on the injection device. The protection device includes a protection system against accidental pricking, having protective flaps that are integral part of the outer body and movable between a covering position in which they cover the needle, and an open position in which the needle is uncovered. The protection system has a control ring that slides over the outer body so as to move the flaps from their covering position to their open position, before injection, and from their open position to their covering position, after injection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: APTAR STELMI SAS
    Inventors: Arnaud Fournier, Ghislain Fournier, Mickael Swal
  • Patent number: 9726178
    Abstract: A coolant pump includes an impeller pump wheel, a pump housing defining an outlet volute, and an outlet valve arrangement. The pump housing comprises an outlet volute housing which defines a first outlet channel comprising a valve opening. The valve opening is defined by a valve seat which defines a valve seat plane and a symmetry plane. The symmetry plane is arranged in the middle of and rectangular to the valve seat plane. The outlet valve arrangement is in the first outlet channel and comprises a valve flap which opens/closes the valve opening. The valve flap comprises a flap seat corresponding to the valve seat. The valve flap rotates around a pivot axis parallel to the symmetry plane and having an eccentricity from the symmetry plane which is between 1/20 and 1/1 of a distance of the pivot axis to the valve seat plane when the valve flap is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: PIERBURG PUMP TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Arnaud Fournier, Pascal Georges, Gilles Simon
  • Patent number: 9689393
    Abstract: A coolant pump includes an outlet volute comprising a pivot axis, an impeller pump, a housing, and an outlet valve arrangement. The housing comprises an outlet volute housing defining the outlet volute and comprises a volute housing wall comprising a recess, and a first outlet channel comprising a valve opening. The outlet valve arrangement is disposed in the first outlet channel and comprises a valve body which opens or closes the valve opening. The valve body comprises a circle segment body comprising a proximal surface and a maximum outside radius. The circle segment body is rotated around the pivot axis. The proximal surface is distant from the pivot axis by an offset distance which is at least ¼ of the maximum outside radius. The recess houses the circle segment body in the closed valve position. A lateral distance of the pivot axis to the volute housing wall is approximately equal to the offset distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: PIERBURG PUMP TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Arnaud Fournier, Gilles Simon, Pascal Georges, Laurent Finidori
  • Patent number: 9574485
    Abstract: A mechanical coolant pump for an internal combustion engine includes an impeller pump wheel. The pump housing comprises an outlet valve arrangement arranged between an outlet volute and a pump outlet, and a support portion. The pump housing closes and/or opens a valve opening. The outlet valve arrangement comprises a valve body which pivots. The valve body comprises a closing element which covers the valve opening, and first and second end disks. The closing element comprises an opening seat in a closed valve position. The first and second end disks are parallel to each other, are arranged at opposite axial ends of, and perpendicular to, the closing element, and rotate around a pivot axis. The first and second end disks each comprise a radial clamping nose which acts with the support portion to radially push the closing element against the opening seat in a closed valve position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: PIERBURG PUMP TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Arnaud Fournier, Gerald Picco, Damien Charpentier
  • Patent number: 9464635
    Abstract: A mechanical coolant pump for an internal combustion engine includes a pump rotor wheel comprising rotor blades configured to pump a coolant radially outward. A non-rotating ring of pump stator blades is configured to encircle the pump rotor wheel. At least one of the pump stator blades is a static blade. At least one of the pump stator blades is a pivotable blade configured to pivot about a pivot axis arranged within the pivotable blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: PIERBURG PUMP TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Arnaud Fournier, Gilles Simon
  • Publication number: 20160115960
    Abstract: A coolant pump includes a pump frame, a driving wheel driven by an engine, a pump wheel driven by the driving wheel, and a clutch which couples the driving wheel with the pump wheel. The clutch comprises a friction surface arranged at the driving wheel, and a clutch disc which corresponds to the friction surface. The clutch disk is connected with and co-rotates with the pump wheel, and is axially shiftable between an engaged and a disengaged position. An axial pretension spring pretensions the clutch disc into the disengaged position. A permanent magnet forces the clutch disc into the engaged position. An electromagnet, when energized, generates a polarization which is opposite to a polarization of the permanent magnet to reduce a total magnetic attraction force of the permanent magnet with respect to the clutch disc and to thereby push the clutch disc into the disengaged position via the pretension spring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Applicant: PIERBURG PUMP TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Arnaud FOURNIER, Jean-Christophe SCHNEIDER, Markus SCHALONG
  • Publication number: 20160106929
    Abstract: An injection device including a needle protection system, said injection device including a delivery needle (10) that is provided with a delivery orifice (11), said protection system comprising a removable needle guard (20) that, in a non-dispensing position, is adapted to be arranged on said needle (10) so as to protect and isolate said delivery orifice (11) of said needle (10), said needle guard (20) including an isolator portion (21) made of flexible material, said delivery orifice (11) of the needle (10) being poked into said isolator portion (21) in the non-dispensing position, said needle guard (10) including at least one outwardly-radial projection (25), said protection system further comprising an outer cap (30) that is provided with grip means (35, 35?, 36; 38; 300) that are adapted to co-operate with said at least one radial projection (25) of said needle guard (20), such that moving said outer cap (30) in the longitudinal direction of said needle (10), away from said delivery orifice (11), removes
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Applicant: APTAR STELMI SAS
    Inventors: Arnaud FOURNIER, Ghislain FOURNIER, Mickael SWAL
  • Patent number: 9243649
    Abstract: An adjustable mechanical coolant pump for an internal combustion engine includes a pump rotor wheel comprising an axial inlet. The pump rotor wheel is configured to pump a coolant radially outwardly. Variable pump stator blades are arranged so as to pivot radially outwardly at a circle concentrically with the pump rotor wheel. A control ring is configured to pivot the variable pump stator blades when the control ring is rotated. An actuator is configured to rotate the control ring so as to pivot the variable pump stator blades between an open position and a closed position. A pump housing body is configured to support the variable pump stator blades and the control ring. A separate static blade holding frame is mounted to the pump housing body. The variable pump stator blades and the control ring are captively mounted at the separate static blade holding frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: PIERBURG PUMP TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Arnaud Fournier, Gilles Simon, Gabriel Mele, Eric Majchrzak, Gilles Magnier
  • Publication number: 20160015905
    Abstract: Injection device of fluid product (100) comprising a syringe body (101) and a needle (110) fixed in an axial end projection (102) of the syringe body, said injection device comprising a needle protection device (200), said protection device being, in a storage position, fixed on said injection device, said protection device being removable from said injection device, said protection device comprising an inner body (210) made of substantially supple and/or deformable material and an outer body (220) made of substantially rigid material, said inner body (210), in a storage position, sealingly closing the distribution orifice (111) of said needle (110) and sealingly cooperating with said injection device (100), and said outer body (220) in a storage position, cooperating with said injection device (100) to fix said protection device (200) onto said injection device (100), characterized in that said outer body (220) comprises a fixing part (228) fixed to said injection device (100) and a protection part (229) fix
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Applicant: APTAR STELMI SAS
    Inventors: Arnaud FOURNIER, Ghislain FOURNIER, Mickael SWAL
  • Publication number: 20160008553
    Abstract: A fluid injection device having a syringe body, a needle, and a needle protection device. The protection device includes a substantially flexible or deformable inner body and a substantially rigid outer body. The inner body closes the dispenser orifice of the needle, and co-operates with the injection device in leaktight manner, and the outer body co-operates with the injection device so as to fasten the protection device on the injection device. The inner body includes a radial projection, and the outer body includes a radial shoulder and a radial end edge that defines a top axial opening. The inner body is inserted in the outer body through the top axial opening, with the radial projection in abutment against the radial shoulder, the axial end edge of the outer body folded down on the inner body so as to fasten the inner body in the outer body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Applicant: APTAR STELMI SAS
    Inventors: Arnaud FOURNIER, Ghislain FOURNIER, Mickael SWAL
  • Publication number: 20160001013
    Abstract: Injection device of fluid product (100) comprising a syringe body (101) and a needle (110) fixed in an axial end projection (102) of the syringe body, said end projection (102) comprising an axial end surface (103), said injection device comprising a needle protection device (200), said protection device being, in a storage position, fixed on said injection device, said protection device being removable from said injection device, said protection device comprising an inner body (210) made of substantially supple and/or deformable material and an outer body (220) made of substantially rigid material, said inner body (210), in a storage position, sealingly closing the distribution orifice (111) of said needle (110) and sealingly cooperating with said injection device (100), and said outer body (220) comprising a fixing part (228) which, in a storage position, cooperates with a shoulder (104) of said injection device (100) for fixing said protection device (200) on said injection device (100), said inner body (2
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Applicant: APTAR STELMI SAS
    Inventors: Arnaud FOURNIER, Ghislain FOURNIER, Mickaël SWAL
  • Publication number: 20150352291
    Abstract: A fluid injection device having a syringe body, a needle, and a needle protection device removable from the injection device and having a substantially flexible or deformable inner body and a substantially rigid outer body. In the stored position the inner body closes the dispenser orifice of the needle and the outer body co-operates with the injection device to fasten the protection device on the injection device. The protection device includes a protection system against accidental pricking, having protective flaps that are integral part of the outer body and movable between a covering position in which they cover the needle, and an open position in which the needle is uncovered. The protection system has a control ring that slides over the outer body so as to move the flaps from their covering position to their open position, before injection, and from their open position to their covering position, after injection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Applicant: APTAR STELMI SAS
    Inventors: Arnaud FOURNIER, Ghislain FOURNIER, Mickael SWAL
  • Publication number: 20150337715
    Abstract: A mechanical coolant pump for an internal combustion engine includes an impeller pump wheel. The pump housing comprises an outlet valve arrangement arranged between an outlet volute and a pump outlet, and a support portion. The pump housing closes and/or opens a valve opening. The outlet valve arrangement comprises a valve body which pivots. The valve body comprises a closing element which covers the valve opening, and first and second end disks. The closing element comprises an opening seat in a closed valve position. The first and second end disks are parallel to each other, are arranged at opposite axial ends of, and perpendicular to, the closing element, and rotate around a pivot axis. The first and second end disks each comprise a radial clamping nose which acts with the support portion to radially push the closing element against the opening seat in a closed valve position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventors: Arnaud FOURNIER, Gerald PICCO, Damien CHARPENTIER
  • Patent number: 9046112
    Abstract: A mechanical coolant pump for an internal combustion engine includes a pump rotor wheel comprising a blocking ring and rotor blades. The rotor blades are configured to pump a coolant radially outwardly. Variable pump stator blades are pivotably supported by a static blade holding ring at a first axial blade end. The variable pump stator blades are arranged radially outwardly of the pump rotor wheel. The blocking ring is arranged to partially overlap a second axial blade end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: PIERBURG PUMP TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Laurent Finidori, Jean-Michel Durand, Arnaud Fournier