Patents by Inventor Benoît BOUQUIER

Benoît BOUQUIER 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: 10799732
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: ZEDEL
    Inventors: Benoît Bouquier, Simon Emonin
  • Publication number: 20180345052
    Abstract: Harness composed of textiles straps, and having at least one connection and securing point in the form of a closed loop made from textile material delineating an opening for the passage of a connector. The opening of the textile loop is strengthened by a rigid or semi-rigid insert, which is configured to facilitate fitting of a connector, and comprising a base surface securedly attached to the support structure of the harness to transmit and distribute the forces when the user is in the securing position at work. The insert comprises a shell made from plastic material having an inner hole, and guide means for running of the textile loop when the latter is wound inside the shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: ZEDEL
    Inventor: Benoît BOUQUIER
  • Publication number: 20180345053
    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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: ZEDEL
    Inventors: Benoît BOUQUIER, Simon EMONIN
  • Patent number: 10112064
    Abstract: The invention relates to a harness comprising a belt and a pair of thigh straps and a ventral suspension point. The ventral suspension point comprises: a connector positioned on the belt, the connector comprising a connecting ring fitted movable in rotation with respect to the belt by means of a rod of longitudinal axis, the rod comprising a first end and a second end opposite the first end along the axis of rotation of the connecting ring, a first attachment part and a second attachment part designed to be connected to an external device, the first attachment part and the second attachment part being placed on the connector along the axis of rotation of the connecting ring and outside the connecting ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: ZEDEL
    Inventor: Benoît Bouquier
  • Publication number: 20180071557
    Abstract: Harness composed of textiles straps, and having at least one connection and securing point in the form of a closed loop made from textile material delineating an opening for the passage of a connector. The opening of the textile loop is strengthened by a rigid or semi-rigid insert, which is configured to facilitate fitting of a connector, and comprising a base surface securedly attached to the support structure of the harness to transmit and distribute the forces when the user is in the securing position at work. The insert comprises a shell made from plastic material having an inner hole, and guide means for running of the textile loop when the latter is wound inside the shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: ZEDEL
    Inventor: Benoît BOUQUIER
  • Publication number: 20170291047
    Abstract: The invention relates to a harness comprising a belt and a pair of thigh straps and a ventral suspension point. The ventral suspension point comprises: a connector positioned on the belt, the connector comprising a connecting ring fitted movable in rotation with respect to the belt by means of a rod of longitudinal axis, the rod comprising a first end and a second end opposite the first end along the axis of rotation of the connecting ring, a first attachment part and a second attachment part designed to be connected to an external device, the first attachment part and the second attachment part being placed on the connector along the axis of rotation of the connecting ring and outside the connecting ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Applicant: ZEDEL
    Inventor: Benoît BOUQUIER
  • Publication number: 20170291046
    Abstract: A harness including a belt and a pair of thigh straps connected by a strap, the harness including a ventral suspension point including a connector attached to the ventral part of the belt. The connector includes: a rod of longitudinal axis AA mechanically connecting the connector to the belt, a first part including a connecting ring, and mounted movable in rotation with respect to the belt around the rod, a C-shaped second part mounted movable in rotation around a second axis BB parallel to the axis AA and defining a closed contour with the axis BB, the first part and second part being able to be separated from one another so as to allow insertion of at least one accessory for progression on a rope in the C-shaped second part. Also relates to a method for fitting a connector and using a connector on such a harness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Applicant: ZEDEL
    Inventor: Benoît BOUQUIER
  • Publication number: 20160367845
    Abstract: The tearing strap is provided with first and second woven straps. Each of the first and second woven straps comprises at least one separation area where the first strap is mechanically separated from the second strap, at least one link area where the first strap and second strap are mechanically linked by a fusible thread woven in the first and second straps and configured to dissipate energy by breaking in case of dynamic use of the tearing strap, and at least one resistance area comprising at least one crossover of the first and second straps. The invention also relates to a safety attachment device provided with one such tearing strap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Applicant: ZEDEL
    Inventor: Benoît BOUQUIER
  • Patent number: 9433260
    Abstract: An attachment device for tightening an adjustable resistant strap, comprising a buckle composed of a pair of superposed rings of different dimensions. The buckle is associated with a positioning shim housed around a closed first turn arranged opposite the blocking slot of the strap. The positioning shim is configured to separate the top strand and the bottom strand of said turn from one another. This results in a reduction of the friction effect when relative movement takes place between the two rings. The shim is equipped for this purpose with two guide apertures through which the bottom strand and the top strand of the closed turn attached to the buckle respectively pass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: ZEDEL
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Hede, Benoît Bouquier
  • Publication number: 20150107067
    Abstract: An attachment device for tightening an adjustable resistant strap, comprising a buckle composed of a pair of superposed rings of different dimensions. The buckle is associated with a positioning shim housed around a closed first turn arranged opposite the blocking slot of the strap. The positioning shim is configured to separate the top strand and the bottom strand of said turn from one another. This results in a reduction of the friction effect when relative movement takes place between the two rings. The shim is equipped for this purpose with two guide apertures through which the bottom strand and the top strand of the closed turn attached to the buckle respectively pass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Jean-Marc HEDE, Benoît BOUQUIER
  • Patent number: 7753401
    Abstract: Certain aspects and embodiments of the present invention provide an airbag case at least partly made from a relatively flexible material. The flexible material can be configured to provide the airbag components with the ability to connect to the vehicle and provide a channel to guide the flexible membrane upon expansion. In some embodiments, the airbag case includes a pocket formed from the folded flexible material. The pocket may receive a gas generator and a bag and attached to a cover or dashboard and the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Zodiac Automotive US Inc.
    Inventors: Hervé Matura, Benoit Bouquier
  • Patent number: 7681917
    Abstract: Highly-deformable sealing strips integrating with fabric assemblies (principally of airbags) are detailed. The strips reduce gas leakage from occurring. They also function as mechanical reinforcements of the assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Zodiac Automotive US Inc.
    Inventors: Jean Roger Guillo, Sophie Roland, Francois Jeanne, Jean Francois Lecoeuvre, Jean Marc Obadia, Benoit Bouquier
  • Patent number: 7648167
    Abstract: Inflatable devices such as airbags are detailed. The bags may be formed of components well nested on linear rolls of material, reducing material wastage. The airbags additionally may, in some cases, be formed of components lacking curved surfaces; in certain cases the bag components additionally may have complementary surfaces that, although formed of straight segments, resemble convex and concave shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Zodiac Automotive US Inc.
    Inventors: Benoit Bouquier, Xavier Manssart, Isabel Vercher, Jean-Marc Obadia, Aline Landry
  • Publication number: 20080084053
    Abstract: Inflatable devices such as airbags are detailed. The bags may be formed of components well nested on linear rolls of material, reducing material wastage. The airbags additionally may, in some cases, be formed of components lacking curved surfaces; in certain cases the bag components additionally may have complementary surfaces that, although formed of straight segments, resemble convex and concave shapes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Publication date: April 10, 2008
    Inventors: Benoit Bouquier, Xavier Manssart, Isabel Vercher, Jean-Marc Obadia, Aline Landry
  • Publication number: 20070170710
    Abstract: Systems for inflating, and venting inflation gas from, objects are detailed. The systems are especially, although not necessarily, adapted for use with vehicle air bags and allow varying amounts of gas to be evacuated from the bags. The bags may include at least one vent hole through their walls and need only one closure band or membrane per hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2006
    Publication date: July 26, 2007
    Inventor: Benoit Bouquier
  • Publication number: 20070164542
    Abstract: Certain aspects and embodiments of the present invention provide an airbag case at least partly made from a relatively flexible material. The flexible material can be configured to provide the airbag components with the ability to connect to the vehicle and provide a channel to guide the flexible membrane upon expansion. In some embodiments, the airbag case includes a pocket formed from the folded flexible material. The pocket may receive a gas generator and a bag and attached to a cover or dashboard and the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Inventors: Herve Matura, Benoit Bouquier
  • Publication number: 20060292949
    Abstract: Highly-deformable sealing strips integrating with fabric assemblies (principally of airbags) are detailed. The strips reduce gas leakage from occurring. They also function as mechanical reinforcements of the assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2006
    Publication date: December 28, 2006
    Inventors: Jean Guillo, Sophie Roland, Francois Jeanne, Jean Lecoeuvre, Jean Obadia, Benoit Bouquier