Patents by Inventor Benoît Joseph

Benoît Joseph 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: 20210198914
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a steering system for a suction cleaning device, a locomotion system for a pool cleaner, and a turbine for use in an automatic cleaner. The steering system includes a fluid driven turbine that rotates a cam gear that is interconnected with a cam wheel for directing a drive pinion. The drive pinion is positionable in a plurality of positions to drive a nose cone that steers the suction cleaning device. The locomotion system includes first and second A-frame arms that respectively engage first and second bearings about first and second eccentrics of a turbine. Rotation of the turbine causes the first and second A-frame arms to rotate back and forth driving associated walking pod assemblies. The turbine includes a turbine rotor and a plurality of vanes connected to the turbine rotor. The plurality of vanes including lateral edges having lateral open regions to facilitate debris-removing efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: Hayward Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Dieter J. Rief, Hans Rainer Schlitzer, Manuela Rief, Rosemarie Rief, Benoit Joseph Renaud
  • Patent number: 10947750
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a steering system for a suction cleaning device, a locomotion system for a pool cleaner, and a turbine for use in an automatic cleaner. The steering system includes a fluid driven turbine that rotates a cam gear that is interconnected with a cam wheel for directing a drive pinion. The drive pinion is positionable in a plurality of positions to drive a nose cone that steers the suction cleaning device. The locomotion system includes first and second A-frame arms that respectively engage first and second bearings about first and second eccentrics of a turbine. Rotation of the turbine causes the first and second A-frame arms to rotate back and forth driving associated walking pod assemblies. The turbine includes a turbine rotor and a plurality of vanes connected to the turbine rotor. The plurality of vanes including lateral edges having lateral open regions to facilitate debris-removing efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Hayward Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Dieter J. Rief, Hans Rainer Schlitzer, Manuela Rief, Rosemarie Rief, Benoit Joseph Renaud
  • Patent number: 10876318
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a steering system for a suction cleaning device, a locomotion system for a pool cleaner, and a turbine for use in an automatic cleaner. The steering system includes a fluid driven turbine that rotates a cam gear that is interconnected with a cam wheel for directing a drive pinion. The drive pinion is positionable in a plurality of positions to drive a nose cone that steers the suction cleaning device. The locomotion system includes first and second A-frame arms that respectively engage first and second bearings about first and second eccentrics of a turbine. Rotation of the turbine causes the first and second A-frame arms to rotate back and forth driving associated walking pod assemblies. The turbine includes a turbine rotor and a plurality of vanes connected to the turbine rotor. The plurality of vanes including lateral edges having lateral open regions to facilitate debris-removing efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Hayward Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Dieter J. Rief, Hans Rainer Schlitzer, Manuela Rief, Rosemarie Rief, Benoit Joseph Renaud
  • Patent number: 10837190
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a steering system for a suction cleaning device, a locomotion system for a pool cleaner, and a turbine for use in an automatic cleaner. The steering system includes a fluid driven turbine that rotates a cam gear that is interconnected with a cam wheel for directing a drive pinion. The drive pinion is positionable in a plurality of positions to drive a nose cone that steers the suction cleaning device. The locomotion system includes first and second A-frame arms that respectively engage first and second bearings about first and second eccentrics of a turbine. Rotation of the turbine causes the first and second A-frame arms to rotate back and forth driving associated walking pod assemblies. The turbine includes a turbine rotor and a plurality of vanes connected to the turbine rotor. The plurality of vanes including lateral edges having lateral open regions to facilitate debris-removing efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Hayward Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Dieter J. Rief, Hans Rainer Schlitzer, Manuela Rief, Rosemarie Rief, Benoit Joseph Renaud
  • Patent number: 10620842
    Abstract: Techniques are described for processing multi-page write operations to maintain write level consistency. A multi-page write spanning multiple cache pages is directed to a target device and received on a first data storage system where writes to the target device are synchronously replicated to a second data storage system. On the first data storage system, each of the multiple cache pages may be synchronously replicated to the second data storage system. A lock on each of the cache pages is not released until an acknowledgement is received regarding successful replication of the cache page. On the second data storage system, requests to replicate the multiple cache pages containing write data of the multi-page write are received and processed using locks of corresponding cache pages on the second data storage system. Such techniques also handle concurrent reads and/or writes. Deadlock detection and resolution processing may be performed for concurrent writes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Deepak Vokaliga, Benjamin Yoder, Vadim Longinov, George Quill, Benoit Joseph Merlet
  • Patent number: 10407930
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an electric top bottom cleaner for pools or spas that includes internal pumps for suction and propulsion purposes. The pool cleaner includes a housing having a front end, a rear end, a first side, a second side, a bottom wall, and a top wall, with a first aperture extending through the bottom wall and a second aperture extending through the top wall. A tube extends through the housing between the first aperture and the second aperture. A debris retention mechanism is connectable to the housing. A first pump, a second pump, and a third pump are positioned within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Hayward Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Benoit Joseph Renaud, David John Hardy
  • Patent number: 10407932
    Abstract: A fluid distribution system for an underwater pool cleaner comprises an inlet body having an inlet for receiving a supply of pressurized fluid, a valve assembly body in fluid communication with the inlet of the inlet body and including a plurality of fluid outlets, a first one of the outlets provides fluid for propelling the underwater pool cleaner in a forward direction and a second one of the outlets provides fluid for propelling the underwater pool cleaner in a reverse direction, and a valve subassembly fluidicly driven by the supply of pressurized fluid and periodically switching the supply of pressurized fluid from the first one of the outlets to the second one of the outlets to periodically change direction of propulsion of the underwater pool cleaner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Hayward Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Benoit Joseph Renaud, David John Hardy, Jason Wayne Parcell
  • Patent number: 10161154
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments include a pool cleaner having a body and articulated cleaning member extending from the body. The articulated cleaning member can be pivotally and/or rotatably coupled to the body. The articulated cleaning member can be pivoted or rotated with respect to the body to accommodate changes in the terrain of a pool. A method for cleaning a swimming pool is also provided where a pool cleaner having articulated cleaning members is submerged in a pool and allowing the pool cleaner to traverse an immersed surface of the pool. The method further rotates the articulated cleaning member in response to a difference in an elevation of the immersed surface between the articulated cleaning member and the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Hayward Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Benoit Joseph Renaud
  • Publication number: 20180255940
    Abstract: A mattress including a base layer, at least one intermediary layer, and a top layer. The base layer is constructed from a foam material defining an Indentation Level Deflection (ILD) Rating from 25 to 35 pounds, and defines a thickness of between four and eight inches (4?-8?), and having a density from 1 to 4 lb/ft3. Each intermediary layer is constructed from a foam material defining an ILD Rating of between 10 and 25 and defines a thickness from 1.5? to 3?, and having a density from ˜2 to ˜4 lb/ft3. A top layer is fabricated from a vertically-oriented synthetic memory fiber blend comprised of bi-copolymer fibers and fibers having spring-like molecular structure. The top layer defines a thickness of between 0.75? and 1.25? and a weight of between about 200 to about 500 grams per square yard. A cover layer may be disposed above said top layer, the cover layer being fabricated from a selected foam material, and defining a thickness of up to about one inch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Benoit Joseph Renaud, Mel Godwin
  • Patent number: 10066411
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a steering system for a suction cleaning device, a locomotion system for a pool cleaner, and a turbine for use in an automatic cleaner. The steering system includes a fluid driven turbine that rotates a cam gear that is interconnected with a cam wheel for directing a drive pinion. The drive pinion is positionable in a plurality of positions to drive a nose cone that steers the suction cleaning device. The locomotion system includes first and second A-frame arms that respectively engage first and second bearings about first and second eccentrics of a turbine. Rotation of the turbine causes the first and second A-frame arms to rotate back and forth driving associated walking pod assemblies. The turbine includes a turbine rotor and a plurality of vanes connected to the turbine rotor. The plurality of vanes including lateral edges having lateral open regions to facilitate debris-removing efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Hayward Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Dieter J. Rief, Hans Rainer Schlitzer, Manuela Rief, Rosemarie Rief, Benoit Joseph Renaud
  • Publication number: 20180179773
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a steering system for a suction cleaning device, a locomotion system for a pool cleaner, and a turbine for use in an automatic cleaner. The steering system includes a fluid driven turbine that rotates a cam gear that is interconnected with a cam wheel for directing a drive pinion. The drive pinion is positionable in a plurality of positions to drive a nose cone that steers the suction cleaning device. The locomotion system includes first and second A-frame arms that respectively engage first and second bearings about first and second eccentrics of a turbine. Rotation of the turbine causes the first and second A-frame arms to rotate back and forth driving associated walking pod assemblies. The turbine includes a turbine rotor and a plurality of vanes connected to the turbine rotor. The plurality of vanes including lateral edges having lateral open regions to facilitate debris-removing efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: Hayward Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Dieter J. Rief, Hans Rainer Schlitzer, Manuela Rief, Rosemarie Rief, Benoit Joseph Renaud
  • Publication number: 20180179774
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a steering system for a suction cleaning device, a locomotion system for a pool cleaner, and a turbine for use in an automatic cleaner. The steering system includes a fluid driven turbine that rotates a cam gear that is interconnected with a cam wheel for directing a drive pinion. The drive pinion is positionable in a plurality of positions to drive a nose cone that steers the suction cleaning device. The locomotion system includes first and second A-frame arms that respectively engage first and second bearings about first and second eccentrics of a turbine. Rotation of the turbine causes the first and second A-frame arms to rotate back and forth driving associated walking pod assemblies. The turbine includes a turbine rotor and a plurality of vanes connected to the turbine rotor. The plurality of vanes including lateral edges having lateral open regions to facilitate debris-removing efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: Hayward Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Dieter J. Rief, Hans Rainer Schlitzer, Manuela Rief, Rosemarie Rief, Benoit Joseph Renaud
  • Publication number: 20180128000
    Abstract: A fluid distribution system for an underwater pool cleaner comprises an inlet body having an inlet for receiving a supply of pressurized fluid, a valve assembly body in fluid communication with the inlet of the inlet body and including a plurality of fluid outlets, a first one of the outlets provides fluid for propelling the underwater pool cleaner in a forward direction and a second one of the outlets provides fluid for propelling the underwater pool cleaner in a reverse direction, and a valve subassembly fluidicly driven by the supply of pressurized fluid and periodically switching the supply of pressurized fluid from the first one of the outlets to the second one of the outlets to periodically change direction of propulsion of the underwater pool cleaner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicant: Hayward Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Benoit Joseph Renaud, David John Hardy, Jason Wayne Parcell
  • Patent number: 9933947
    Abstract: Techniques are described for processing multi-page write operations to maintain write level consistency. A multi-page write spanning multiple cache pages is directed to a target device and received on a first data storage system where writes to the target device are synchronously replicated to a second data storage system. On the first data storage system, each of the multiple cache pages may be synchronously replicated to the second data storage system. A lock on each of the cache pages is not released until an acknowledgement is received regarding successful replication of the cache page. On the second data storage system, requests to replicate the multiple cache pages containing write data of the multi-page write are received and processed using locks of corresponding cache pages on the second data storage system. Such techniques also handle concurrent reads and/or writes. Deadlock detection and resolution processing may be performed for concurrent writes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Deepak Vokaliga, Benjamin Yoder, Vadim Longinov, George Quill, Benoit Joseph Merlet
  • Patent number: 9845609
    Abstract: A fluid distribution system for an underwater pool cleaner comprises an inlet body having an inlet for receiving a supply of pressurized fluid, a valve assembly body in fluid communication with the inlet of the inlet body and including a plurality of fluid outlets, a first one of the outlets provides fluid for propelling the underwater pool cleaner in a forward direction and a second one of the outlets provides fluid for propelling the underwater pool cleaner in a reverse direction, and a valve subassembly fluidicly driven by the supply of pressurized fluid and periodically switching the supply of pressurized fluid from the first one of the outlets to the second one of the outlets to periodically change direction of propulsion of the underwater pool cleaner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Hayward Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Benoit Joseph Renaud, David John Hardy, Jason Wayne Parcell
  • Patent number: 9745767
    Abstract: A fluid distribution system for an underwater pool cleaner comprises an inlet body having an inlet for receiving a supply of pressurized fluid, a valve assembly body in fluid communication with the inlet of the inlet body and including a plurality of fluid outlets, a first one of the outlets provides fluid for propelling the underwater pool cleaner in a forward direction and a second one of the outlets provides fluid for propelling the underwater pool cleaner in a reverse direction, and a valve subassembly including a cam wheel that is fluidicly driven by the supply of pressurized fluid and periodically switches the supply of pressurized fluid from the first one of the outlets to the second one of the outlets to periodically change direction of propulsion of the underwater pool cleaner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Hayward Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Benoit Joseph Renaud, David John Hardy, Jason Wayne Parcell, Scott Teuscher
  • Patent number: 9677294
    Abstract: A drive system for a pool cleaner is disclosed, the drive system including a motor operatively connected relative to an axle for driving rotation of the axle. The axel in turn is connected to and drives the rotation of (i) a roller assembly including a roller for cleaning a target surface and (ii) a wheel drive assembly engaged with an idler gear for driving a wheel. Notably the axis of rotation of the roller assembly is different than the axis of rotation of the wheel. Thus, the wheel drive assembly may drive the wheel by interacting with a surface of a cylindrical flange of the wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Hayward Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Benoit Joseph Renaud, Seth Darrell Renigar, Graham M. Hayes, Omar E. Osuna
  • Publication number: 20170012367
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to spade connectors for mating with an electrolytic blade. The electrolytic blade can include a body defining side walls. The electrolytic blade can include a protrusion defining a top edge and a bottom edge. The spade connector can include a body defining a distal end and a proximal end. The spade connector can include a connector extending from the body. The connector can include first and second inwardly biased flanges configured and dimensioned to engage the top and bottom edges of the protrusion of the electrolytic blade. Exemplary embodiments are also directed to systems and methods associated with the spade connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Applicant: Hayward Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Benoit Joseph Renaud, Mike Cummings
  • Publication number: 20160129378
    Abstract: A pool filter with integrated pump is disclosed herein. The pool filter with integrated pump, comprising a filter housing having an inlet, an outlet, and defining one or more chambers in fluid communication with the inlet and the outlet thereby at least partially defining a fluid flow path therebetween, a filter media housed within the filter housing and positioned such that the fluid flow path progresses through the filter media, and a pump assembly (at least partially) housed within the filter housing, the pump assembly including a pump motor and an impeller in mechanical communication with the pump motor, the pump assembly positioned such that the fluid flow path progresses through the impeller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Applicant: HAYWARD INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Benoit Joseph Renaud, Edward Lawrence Marciano, Robert Rung
  • Publication number: 20160001489
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments include a unitary pool filter tank and/or an underdrain for a pool filter unit. Embodiments of the unitary pool filter tank can have an integrally formed housing and base. The filter tank can be formed using a blow molding process in which the base of the filter tank is includes a support section and a punted section that has an underdrain mounting member. Embodiments of the underdrain can be formed by interlocking top and bottom components. The top and bottom components can be interlocked by inter-component locking structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Applicant: HAYWARD INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Benoit Joseph Renaud, Alan R. Levin, Michael Andrew Liberti