Patents by Inventor Benoît Orban

Benoît Orban 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: 9054510
    Abstract: A system may include a load-side conduit including a plurality of punch-outs for passing utility wires to a building. The system may also include a utility box having an opening to receive the load-side conduit. The utility box receives utility wires from a utility-side conduit. In one embodiment, the load-side conduit may include a plurality of mounting flanges for suspending the load-side conduit from the utility box. In one embodiment, the load-side conduit includes a mounting strap, attached to the load-side conduit, for mounting the load-side conduit onto a building. In one embodiment, the load-side conduit includes a body and a cover. The body may include locking flanges and the cover may include hooks to engage the locking flanges to secure the cover to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Cardin, Marie-Ève Bernard, Benoît Orban, Patrick Mainville, Daniel Lalancette
  • Patent number: 8827123
    Abstract: A dispenser having a container for receiving a volume of food dressing, the dispenser comprising a tube extending between a first end portion having a first opening facing the internal space of the container and a second end portion having a distal end with a second opening facing the atmosphere such that the tube defines a passage between the first and second openings for allowing fluid communication between the internal space of the container and the atmosphere, wherein the tube has a first section extending from the first end portion and a second section ending at the distal end, wherein the passage has a first internal taper along the first section and the second section extends along a curve such that the distal end is generally parallel to the longitudinal axis, and wherein, after pouring, when the dispenser is moved back into an upright position by the user, the food dressing remaining in the passage flows back into the internal space of the container without dripping from the second end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Trudeau Corporation 1889 Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Mainville, Benoit Orban, Maxime Langlois
  • Patent number: 8690015
    Abstract: A dispenser for oil and vinegar, the dispenser comprising: (a) an outer container defining an internal space for receiving oil and having a top rim defining an opening; (b) an inner container defining an internal space for receiving vinegar, the inner container being at least partially located within the internal space of the outer container, the inner container having a shoulder projecting outwardly and being located above the top rim of the outer container; (c) a cap having a top wall and a peripheral wall for enclosing the top rim of the outer container and the shoulder of the inner container, the top wall and peripheral wall defining an internal space; (d) a first tube having a bottom end defining a bottom opening facing the internal space of the outer container and a top end defining a top opening opened to the atmosphere, wherein the first tube defines a first passage for allowing fluid communication between the internal space of the outer container and the atmosphere; and (e) a second tube having a bot
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Trudeau Corporation 1889 Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Mainville, Benoit Orban, François Gaucher, André Quévillon
  • Patent number: 8613326
    Abstract: A weeding hand tool, comprising a generally longitudinal member joining a handle grip at a first end thereof and a pedal at a second opposite end thereof, a finger head comprising coiled fingers arranged in a helix and an ejector rod mobile inside the helix, and an ejector arm, wherein, when the tool is positioned generally vertically with free end tips of the coiled fingers on the ground, pushing down on the handle grip and/or on the pedal causes the coiled fingers to rotated down into the soil, entrapping a weed beneath the soil as they penetrate the soil, and wherein when, by pulling up on the longitudinal member, the coiled fingers are pulled out from the soil, with the weed entrapped in the helix they form, and the weed is ejected from the helix pulling down on the ejector arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Garant GP
    Inventors: Richard Paré, François Gaucher, Benoit Orban, Patrick Mainville, David Boies, Patrick Julien
  • Publication number: 20130256025
    Abstract: A system may include a load-side conduit including a plurality of punch-outs for passing utility wires to a building. The system may also include a utility box having an opening to receive the load-side conduit. The utility box receives utility wires from a utility-side conduit. In one embodiment, the load-side conduit may include a plurality of mounting flanges for suspending the load-side conduit from the utility box. In one embodiment, the load-side conduit includes a mounting strap, attached to the load-side conduit, for mounting the load-side conduit onto a building. In one embodiment, the load-side conduit includes a body and a cover. The body may include locking flanges and the cover may include hooks to engage the locking flanges to secure the cover to the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: THOMAS & BETTS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Cardin, Marie-Ève Bernard, Benoît Orban, Patrick Mainville, Daniel Lalancette
  • Publication number: 20120048896
    Abstract: A dispenser having a container for receiving a volume of food dressing, the dispenser comprising a tube extending between a first end portion having a first opening facing the internal space of the container and a second end portion having a distal end with a second opening facing the atmosphere such that the tube defines a passage between the first and second openings for allowing fluid communication between the internal space of the container and the atmosphere, wherein the tube has a first section extending from the first end portion and a second section ending at the distal end, wherein the passage has a first internal taper along the first section and the second section extends along a curve such that the distal end is generally parallel to the longitudinal axis, and wherein, after pouring, when the dispenser is moved back into an upright position by the user, the food dressing remaining in the passage flows back into the internal space of the container without dripping from the second end portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: TRUDEAU CORPORATION 1889 INC.
    Inventors: Patrick Mainville, Benoit Orban, Maxime Langlois
  • Publication number: 20110253745
    Abstract: A dispenser for oil and vinegar, the dispenser comprising: (a) an outer container defining an internal space for receiving oil and having a top rim defining an opening; (b) an inner container defining an internal space for receiving vinegar, the inner container being at least partially located within the internal space of the outer container, the inner container having a shoulder projecting outwardly and being located above the top rim of the outer container; (c) a cap having a top wall and a peripheral wall for enclosing the top rim of the outer container and the shoulder of the inner container, the top wall and peripheral wall defining an internal space; (d) a first tube having a bottom end defining a bottom opening facing the internal space of the outer container and a top end defining a top opening opened to the atmosphere, wherein the first tube defines a first passage for allowing fluid communication between the internal space of the outer container and the atmosphere; and (e) a second tube having a bot
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: TRUDEAU CORPORATION 1889 INC.
    Inventors: Patrick Mainville, Benoit Orban, François Gaucher, André Quevillon
  • Publication number: 20110203815
    Abstract: A weeding hand tool, comprising a generally longitudinal member joining a handle grip at a first end thereof and a pedal at a second opposite end thereof, a finger head comprising coiled fingers arranged in a helix and an ejector rod mobile inside the helix, and an ejector arm, wherein, when the tool is positioned generally vertically with free end tips of the coiled fingers on the ground, pushing down on the handle grip and/or on the pedal causes the coiled fingers to rotated down into the soil, entrapping a weed beneath the soil as they penetrate the soil, and wherein when, by pulling up on the longitudinal member, the coiled fingers are pulled out from the soil, with the weed entrapped in the helix they form, and the weed is ejected from the helix pulling down on the ejector arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventors: Richard PARÉ, François Gaucher, Benoit Orban, Patrick Mainville, David Boies, Patrick Julien
  • Patent number: 7809422
    Abstract: An apparatus for optical imaging of a breast is described, the apparatus comprising: a supporting platform for positioning a patient in a face down prone position, the platform having a cavity for the breast to be pendantly suspended therethrough; a flexible fluid-filled receptacle below the cavity holding an optical matching fluid for the optical imaging, wherein the breast is immersed in the fluid during the optical imaging; a supporting mechanism surrounding a perimeter of the receptacle for supporting the receptacle within the cavity and preventing it from falling through the cavity when holding the optical matching fluid; and a source and detector coupling device for orienting source and detector ports with respect to the receptacle and for contacting the receptacle to obtain a desired geometry of the breast and the optical matching fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: ART Advanced Research Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Luc Corbeil, Peter Marin, Mario Gagnon, Benoît Orban, Christian Pilon
  • Patent number: D630808
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Hayward Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: G. Frank Dye, Marchal Depasquale, Paul V. Watkins, Benoit Orban, Mario Gagnon
  • Patent number: D630809
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Hayward Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: G. Frank Dye, Marchal Depasquale, Paul V. Watkins, Benoit Orban, Mario Gagnon
  • Patent number: D635234
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Venmar Ventilation Inc.
    Inventors: Benoit Gauthier, Dominic Blanchette, Daniel Bathalon, Denis Maltais, Benoît Orban, Patrick Mainville
  • Patent number: D637499
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Catch The Wind, Inc.
    Inventors: Edgar Dede, Patrick Mainville, Richard Paré, Benoit Orban, Francois Gaucher, Catherine Turgy
  • Patent number: D654817
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Catch The Wind, Inc.
    Inventors: Edgar K. Dede, Patrick Mainville, Richard Paré, Benoit Orban, François Gaucher, Catherine Turgy
  • Patent number: D657212
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Garant GP
    Inventors: Richard Paré, François Gaucher, Benoit Orban, Patrick Mainville, David Boies, Alex Raymond, Patrick Juliēn
  • Patent number: D677588
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: BlueScout Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Edgar Dede, Patrick Mainville, Richard Paré, Benoit Orban, Francois Gaucher, Catherine Turgy
  • Patent number: D736663
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Cardin, Marie-Ève Bernard, Benoît Orban, Patrick Mainville, Daniel Lalancette
  • Patent number: D761678
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel D. Cardin, Marie-Ève Bernard, Benoît Orban, Patrick Mainville, Daniel Lalancette
  • Patent number: D776063
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Cardin, Marie-Ève Bernard, Benoît Orban, Patrick Mainville, Daniel Lalancette
  • Patent number: D787760
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Hayward Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Mainville, Benoit Orban, Thomas Rouayroux, Antoine Dallaire