Patents by Inventor Benoit Chapdelaine

Benoit Chapdelaine 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: 10875462
    Abstract: The present disclosure concerns a trunk for an all-terrain vehicle comprising a hollow base defining a storage space, one removable lid partially connectable to the hollow base and movable between a closed position in which the storage space is covered, and an opened position for providing access to the storage space, the removable lid being removably connected to the hollow base via a dismantlable hinge comprising a hinge pin selectively connecting a portion of the removable lid with a portion of the hollow base, the dismantlable hinge being dismantlable when said the removable lid is in its opened position, the trunk further comprising a blocking device preventing dismantling of the dismantlable hinge when the removable lid is in its closed position. The disclosure also concerns a method for removing a removable lid covering a storage space defined by a hollow base of a trunk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: KIMPEX INC.
    Inventors: Benoit Chapdelaine, Pierre-Alain Michaud
  • Publication number: 20190351836
    Abstract: The present disclosure concerns a trunk for an all-terrain vehicle comprising a hollow base defining a storage space, one removable lid partially connectable to the hollow base and movable between a closed position in which the storage space is covered, and an opened position for providing access to the storage space, the removable lid being removably connected to the hollow base via a dismantlable hinge comprising a hinge pin selectively connecting a portion of the removable lid with a portion of the hollow base, the dismantlable hinge being dismantlable when said the removable lid is in its opened position, the trunk further comprising a blocking device preventing dismantling of the dismantlable hinge when the removable lid is in its closed position. The disclosure also concerns a method for removing a removable lid covering a storage space defined by a hollow base of a trunk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Benoit Chapdelaine, Pierre-Alain Michaud
  • Patent number: 7856937
    Abstract: A personal watercraft has a hull and a deck. The deck includes a pedestal, two gunnels, two footrests, and a rear platform. A straddle-type seat is disposed on the pedestal. A steering assembly is disposed at least in part forwardly of the seat. An engine is supported by the hull. A propulsion system is connected to the hull and is operatively connected to the engine. A ballast tank is disposed at least in part on the rear platform. The ballast tank includes a rigid ballast tank body, and at least two apertures in the ballast tank body. A connector releasably connects the ballast tank to one of the hull and the deck. A pump fluidly communicates with one of the at least two apertures in the ballast tank body. A ballast tank having a generally L-shaped rigid ballast tank body is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.
    Inventors: Benoit Chapdelaine, Jean-Guy Patry, Andre Lettre
  • Publication number: 20090241822
    Abstract: A personal watercraft has a hull and a deck. The deck includes a pedestal, two gunnels, two footrests, and a rear platform. A straddle-type seat is disposed on the pedestal. A steering assembly is disposed at least in part forwardly of the seat. An engine is supported by the hull. A propulsion system is connected to the hull and is operatively connected to the engine. A ballast tank is disposed at least in part on the rear platform. The ballast tank includes a rigid ballast tank body, and at least two apertures in the ballast tank body. A connector releasably connects the ballast tank to one of the hull and the deck. A pump fluidly communicates with one of the at least two apertures in the ballast tank body. A ballast tank having a generally L-shaped rigid ballast tank body is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Benoit CHAPDELAINE, Jean-Guy PATRY, Andre LETTRE