Patents by Inventor Denis Cote

Denis Cote 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: 20190350297
    Abstract: A sports helmet for protecting a head of a wearer, comprising: an outer shell comprising an external surface of the sports helmet; inner padding disposed between the outer shell and the wearer's head; an adjustment mechanism operable by the wearer to vary an internal volume of the cavity to adjust a fit of the sports helmet on the wearer's head; and a rotational impact protection device disposed between the external surface of the sports helmet and the wearer's head when the sports helmet is worn, the rotational impact protection device comprising a surface movable relative to the external surface of the sports helmet in response to a rotational impact on the outer shell to absorb rotational energy from the rotational impact, the surface of the rotational impact protection device undergoing displacement when the adjustment mechanism is operated by the wearer to vary the internal volume of the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: BAUER HOCKEY, LLC
    Inventors: Jacques Durocher, Jean-Francois Laperriere, Marie-Claude Genereux, Denis Cote
  • Patent number: 10477909
    Abstract: A helmet for protecting a head of a wearer, such as a hockey, lacrosse, football or other sports player. The helmet includes an outer shell and an inner padding disposed between the outer shell and the wearer's head when the helmet is worn. The inner padding includes a plurality of shock absorbers and an interconnector interconnecting the shock absorbers, each shock absorber being deformable in response to a rotational impact on the helmet such that an outer part of the shock absorber moves relative to an inner part of the shock absorber in a direction tangential to an angular movement of the outer shell due to the rotational impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Bauer Hockey, LLC
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Laperriere, Thierry Krick, Jacques Durocher, Ryan Ouckama, Marie-Claude Genereux, Denis Cote, Philippe Jean, Ken Covo, Garnet Alexander, Jean-Marie Bidal
  • Patent number: 10334904
    Abstract: A sports helmet for protecting a head of a wearer, that comprises: an outer shell comprising an external surface of the sports helmet; inner padding disposed between the outer shell and the wearer's head; an adjustment mechanism operable by the wearer to vary an internal volume of the cavity to adjust a fit of the sports helmet on the wearer's head; and a rotational impact protection device disposed between the external surface of the sports helmet and the wearer's head when the sports helmet is worn, the rotational impact protection device comprising a surface movable relative to the external surface of the sports helmet in response to a rotational impact on the outer shell to absorb rotational energy from the rotational impact, the surface of the rotational impact protection device undergoing displacement when the adjustment mechanism is operated by the wearer to vary the internal volume of the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: BAUER HOCKEY, LLC
    Inventors: Jacques Durocher, Jean-Francois Laperriere, Marie-Claude Genereux, Denis Cote
  • Patent number: 10306941
    Abstract: A sports helmet for protecting a head of a wearer, that comprises: an outer shell comprising an external surface of the sports helmet; inner padding disposed between the outer shell and the wearer's head; an adjustment mechanism operable by the wearer to vary an internal volume of the cavity to adjust a fit of the sports helmet on the wearer's head; and a rotational impact protection device disposed between the external surface of the sports helmet and the wearer's head when the sports helmet is worn, the rotational impact protection device comprising a surface movable relative to the external surface of the sports helmet in response to a rotational impact on the outer shell to absorb rotational energy from the rotational impact, the surface of the rotational impact protection device undergoing displacement when the adjustment mechanism is operated by the wearer to vary the internal volume of the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: BAUER HOCKEY, LLC
    Inventors: Jacques Durocher, Jean-Francois Laperrière, Marie-Claude Généreux, Denis Coté
  • Publication number: 20180132556
    Abstract: A helmet for protecting a head of a wearer, such as a hockey, lacrosse, football or other sports player. The helmet comprising an outer shell and an inner padding disposed between the outer shell and the wearer's head when the helmet is worn. The inner padding comprising a plurality of shock absorbers and an interconnector interconnecting the shock absorbers, each shock absorber being deformable in response to a rotational impact on the helmet such that an outer part of the shock absorber moves relative to an inner part of the shock absorber in a direction tangential to an angular movement of the outer shell due to the rotational impact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Jean-Francois LAPERRIERE, Thierry KRICK, Jacques DUROCHER, Ryan OUCKAMA, Marie-Claude GENEREUX, Denis COTE, Philippe JEAN, Ken COVO, Garnet ALEXANDER, Jean-Marie BIDAL
  • Publication number: 20160227880
    Abstract: A footbed for a skate (e.g., an ice hockey skate), which may enhance a fit of the skate on a skater's foot. The footbed comprises an upper side for engaging the skater's foot received in a skate boot of the skate, a lower side opposite to the upper side, and thermoformable material allowing the footbed to be thermoformed to conform to the skater's foot. The thermoformable material may comprise a shape-memory material. Footbeds for other footwear are also disclosed. Other articles wearable by users, such as articles of personal protective equipment (e.g., helmets, leg guards, etc.), are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Gaetan CHAMPAGNE, Sebastien DUBOIS, David DAUB, Ming-Hwa HUANG, Denis COTE, Charles-Antoine DESROCHERS
  • Patent number: 9403080
    Abstract: A sport helmet having an outer shell, an inner padding for covering at least partially the wearer's head, an occipital inner pad for facing the occipital region of the wearer's head, a rear support having an upper part hingedly mounted to the helmet and a lower part mounted to the occipital inner pad, and a biasing member having a portion abutting the rear inner surface of the outer shell such that the rear support and occipital inner pad are movable between a first position wherein the rear support is biased to extend inwardly from the rear inner surface, and a second position when the wearer puts on the sport helmet to cause the rear support and occipital inner pad to be deflected towards the rear inner surface while the rear support and occipital inner pad maintain pressure on the occipital region of the wearer's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: BAUER HOCKEY, INC.
    Inventors: Philippe Jean, Jacques Durocher, Marie-Claude Genereux, Denis Cote
  • Patent number: 9051749
    Abstract: A method of erecting a cold box that includes the steps of anchoring at least one column to a foundation in a substantially vertical orientation; anchoring a pipe rack module to the foundation in a substantially vertical orientation, wherein the pipe rack module is in close proximity to the at least one column; attaching interconnecting piping between the pipe rack module and the at least one column; anchoring at least four corner beams to the edge of the foundation in a substantially vertical orientation; attaching prefabricated panels with bracing to the corner beams, to form an enclosure around the column and piping; and attaching a roof to the enclose is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignees: Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions US, Inc., Air Liquide Canada, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephane Peltier, Yves Hardy, Denis Cote, Gilles Poulin
  • Publication number: 20150089723
    Abstract: A sport helmet comprising an outer shell, an inner padding for covering at least partially the wearer's head, an occipital inner pad for facing the occipital region of the wearer's head, a rear support comprising an upper part hingedly mounted to the helmet and a lower part mounted to the occipital inner pad, and a biasing member having a portion abutting the rear inner surface of the outer shell such that the rear support and occipital inner pad are movable between a first position wherein the rear support is biased to extend inwardly from the rear inner surface, and a second position when the wearer puts on the sport helmet, wherein the rear support and occipital inner pad are deflected towards the rear inner surface while the rear support and occipital inner pad maintain pressure on the occipital region of the wearer's head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: BAUER HOCKEY CORP.
    Inventors: Philippe JEAN, Jacques DUROCHER, Marie-Claude GENEREUX, Denis COTE
  • Publication number: 20140352687
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to hyper concentrator system having two concentration modules. A first concentration module operates at a first pressure. It receives a liquid having a first Brix level and produces a first concentrate having an intermediate Brix level greater than the first Brix level. A second concentration module operates at a second pressure greater than the first pressure. The second concentration module receives the first concentrate and produces a second concentrate having a high Brix level greater than the intermediate Brix level. The hyper concentrator system may further comprise an evaporator. The hyper concentrator system may be used to produce maple syrup from maple sap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: MEMPROTEC INC.
    Inventor: Denis CÔTÉ
  • Patent number: 8889001
    Abstract: A maple sap reverse osmosis system that comprises a feed pressure pump configured for receiving maple tree sap, a filter bank, at least one pressure pump operatively connected to the feed pressure pump through the filter bank, at least one recirculation pump operatively connected to the at least one pressure pump, each recirculation pump having an associated housing having an input positioned at a bottom portion of the housing, a permeate output and a concentrate output, the housing enclosing a membrane producing permeate and concentrate from the maple sap and an air inlet operatively connected to a housing in a exit position. The housings are serially connected from an entrance position housing to the exit position housing through associated inputs and concentrate outputs and wherein the housings can be completely drained of liquid through the input of the entrance position housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Memprotec Inc.
    Inventor: Denis Cote
  • Publication number: 20140217021
    Abstract: A maple sap reverse osmosis device has a support rack configured and sized to rest atop a tank. The support rack supporting a reverse osmosis device. The reverse osmosis device has a pump line and a dump line both located within the tub. The pump line being located at an upper region of the tank. A pumping means to pump the maple sap from the pump line. The pumping means pushing maple sap through an osmosis membrane. The dump pipe purging concentrate resulting from sap not passing through the osmosis membrane into the deepest region of the tub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Denis Côtè
  • Publication number: 20140109300
    Abstract: A sports helmet for protecting a head of a wearer, comprising: an outer shell comprising an external surface of the sports helmet; inner padding disposed between the outer shell and the wearer's head; an adjustment mechanism operable by the wearer to vary an internal volume of the cavity to adjust a fit of the sports helmet on the wearer's head; and a rotational impact protection device disposed between the external surface of the sports helmet and the wearer's head when the sports helmet is worn, the rotational impact protection device comprising a surface movable relative to the external surface of the sports helmet in response to a rotational impact on the outer shell to absorb rotational energy from the rotational impact, the surface of the rotational impact protection device undergoing displacement when the adjustment mechanism is operated by the wearer to vary the internal volume of the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventors: Jacques DUROCHER, Jean-Francois LAPERRIERE, Marie-Claude GENEREUX, Denis COTE
  • Publication number: 20130025032
    Abstract: A sports helmet for protecting a head of a wearer, comprising: an outer shell comprising an external surface of the sports helmet; inner padding disposed between the outer shell and the wearer's head; an adjustment mechanism operable by the wearer to vary an internal volume of the cavity to adjust a fit of the sports helmet on the wearer's head; and a rotational impact protection device disposed between the external surface of the sports helmet and the wearer's head when the sports helmet is worn, the rotational impact protection device comprising a surface movable relative to the external surface of the sports helmet in response to a rotational impact on the outer shell to absorb rotational energy from the rotational impact, the surface of the rotational impact protection device undergoing displacement when the adjustment mechanism is operated by the wearer to vary the internal volume of the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventors: Jacques Durocher, Jean-Francois Laperrière, Marie-Claude Généreux, Denis Coté
  • Patent number: 8191179
    Abstract: The present invention covers a hockey helmet for receiving a head of a player. The helmet comprises an outer shell made of first and second materials having respective first and second flexibilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Bauer Hockey, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacques Durocher, Jean-François Laperrière, Marie-Claude Généreux, Denis Côté, Sébastien Lambert
  • Publication number: 20120103899
    Abstract: A maple sap reverse osmosis device has a support rack configured and sized to rest atop a tank. The support rack supporting a reverse osmosis device. The reverse osmosis device has a pump line and a dump line both located within the tub. The pump line being located at an upper region of the tank. A pumping means to pump the maple sap from the pump line. The pumping means pushing maple sap through an osmosis membrane. The dump pipe purging concentrate resulting from sap not passing through the osmosis membrane into the deepest region of the tub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventor: Denis Côtè
  • Patent number: 8025799
    Abstract: A maple sap reverse osmosis device has a support rack configured and sized to rest atop a tank. The support rack supporting a reverse osmosis device. The reverse osmosis device has a pump line and a dump line both located within the tub. The pump line being located at an upper region of the tank. A pumping means to pump the maple sap from the pump line. The pumping means pushing maple sap through an osmosis membrane. The dump pipe purging concentrate resulting from sap not passing through the osmosis membrane into the deepest region of the tub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Inventor: Denis Cote
  • Publication number: 20110220564
    Abstract: A maple sap reverse osmosis system that comprises a feed pressure pump configured for receiving maple tree sap, a filter bank, at least one pressure pump operatively connected to the feed pressure pump through the filter bank, at least one recirculation pump operatively connected to the at least one pressure pump, each recirculation pump having an associated housing having an input positioned at a bottom portion of the housing, a permeate output and a concentrate output, the housing enclosing a membrane producing permeate and concentrate from the maple sap and an air inlet operatively connected to a housing in a exit position. The housings are serially connected from an entrance position housing to the exit position housing through associated inputs and concentrate outputs and wherein the housings can be completely drained of liquid through the input of the entrance position housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventor: Denis COTE
  • Patent number: 7954178
    Abstract: A hockey helmet having an occipital adjustment mechanism for improving fit of the helmet on the head of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Bauer Hockey, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacques Durocher, Jean-François Laperrière, Marie-Claude Généreux, Denis Côté, Sébastien Lambert, Philippe Jean
  • Publication number: 20100139208
    Abstract: A method of erecting a cold box that includes the steps of anchoring at least one column to a foundation in a substantially vertical orientation; anchoring a pipe rack module to the foundation in a substantially vertical orientation, wherein the pipe rack module is in close proximity to the at least one column; attaching interconnecting piping between the pipe rack module and the at least one column; anchoring at least four corner beams to the edge of the foundation in a substantially vertical orientation; attaching prefabricated panels with bracing to the corner beams, to form an enclosure around the column and piping; and attaching a roof to the enclose is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: Air Liquide Process and Construction Inc.
    Inventors: Stephane Peltier, Yves Hardy, Denis Cote, Gilles Poulin