Patents by Inventor Denis Rudaz

Denis Rudaz 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: 20220299942
    Abstract: A device (200; 200?) for selecting timepiece functions, comprising: a frame (100; 100?), an interface element (1), in particular a control stem (1), and a setting lever device (150; 150?), the setting lever device (150; 150?) being arranged so as to define: n stable positions of the interface element (1), where n?3, and m selection configurations of the selection device (200; 200?), where m?n+1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: ROLEX SA
    Inventors: Denis Rudaz, Vincent Lemosquet
  • Publication number: 20220283547
    Abstract: A device (200; 200?) for selecting timepiece functions, including a setting lever device (150; 150?), and a frame (100; 100?), the setting level device (150, 150?) including a selling level (2; 2?) mounted movably on the frame (100; 100?) and a lever (3; 3?) mounted movably on the frame (100, 100?) or on the setting lever (2; 2?), the selection device (200; 200?) also including a first position indexing device (4; 4?) arranged so as to act on the setting lever (2; 2), and a second position indexing device (5; 5?) arranged so as to act on the lever (3; 3?).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: ROLEX SA
    Inventor: Denis Rudaz
  • Publication number: 20220283545
    Abstract: A timepiece mechanism (800; 800?) for correcting a timepiece function, comprising a first lever (14) comprising a first cam desmodromic connecting element (14a), a correcting mobile (404), and a second lever (402), the second lever (402) including at least one first element (402d) for guiding the correcting mobile (404), at least one first friction element (402b) in contact with the correcting mobile (404), and a second cam desmodromic connecting clement (402a) provided to cooperate by contact with the first cam desmodromic connecting element (14a).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: ROLEX SA
    Inventors: Denis Rudaz, Vincent Lemosquet
  • Patent number: 11347186
    Abstract: A system (1) for a watch calendar includes: a first wheel (3); a first finger (5b) for driving the first wheel; a tooth (31b) for driving the first wheel, the tooth being movably mounted on the first wheel (3) between a retracted position and a driving position; and a desmodromic system (2, 4) having a cam (2) and a cam follower (4), the desmodromic system being arranged in such a way that at least a first position of the cam defines a first position of the follower permitting the retraction of the tooth, and that at least a second position of the cam defines a second position of the follower preventing the retraction of the tooth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: ROLEX SA
    Inventor: Denis Rudaz
  • Patent number: 11042123
    Abstract: A clockwork module (100) including (i) a mobile part (11) including a first functional part and a second functional part (11a, 11b) and an arbor (15), (ii) a spring (13), (iii) a casing (14) including a housing (140), (iv) a first guide surface (14a, 140a) in the housing (140), (v) a first stop (140b) in the housing, (vi) a second stop (16b) arranged on the mobile part (11), the arbor (15) being guided by the first guide surface, the spring being arranged in the housing between the first and second stops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: ROLEX SA
    Inventor: Denis Rudaz
  • Publication number: 20200356058
    Abstract: Device (400) for selecting a clock function from a rewinding function and m correction functions, m>1, comprising a control member (3), notably a staff, able to select the rewind function by movement of the control member in a first direction and to select sequentially one function from m correction functions by movement of the control member in a second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: ROLEX SA
    Inventors: Nicolas Bonvin, Vincent Lemosquet, Denis Rudaz, Pierre Villaret
  • Patent number: 10768576
    Abstract: Device (400) for selecting a clock function from a rewinding function and m correction functions, m>1, comprising a control member (3), notably a staff, able to select the rewind function by movement of the control member in a first direction and to select sequentially one function from m correction functions by movement of the control member in a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: ROLEX SA
    Inventors: Nicolas Bonvin, Vincent Lemosquet, Denis Rudaz, Pierre Villaret
  • Publication number: 20190346813
    Abstract: System (1) for a watch calendar, the system comprising a first wheel (3); a first finger (5b) for driving the first wheel; a tooth (31b) for driving the first wheel, the tooth being movably mounted on the first wheel (3) between a retracted position and a driving position; and a desmodromic system (2, 4) comprising a cam (2) and a cam follower (4), the desmodromic system being arranged in such a way that at least a first position of the cam defines a first position of the follower permitting the retraction of the tooth, and that at least a second position of the cam defines a second position of the follower preventing the retraction of the tooth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: ROLEX SA
    Inventor: Denis Rudaz
  • Patent number: 10345759
    Abstract: A horology calendar system (200) including:—a date wheel (1);—a month cam (300); and—a kinematic connection element (8) arranged so that the date wheel allows the driving of the motion of the month cam. Optionally, the kinematic connection element is arranged so as to allow the driving of the month cam by at most 1/n of a step while the date wheel is driven by one step, where n is a natural integer greater than 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: ROLEX SA
    Inventor: Denis Rudaz
  • Patent number: 10281878
    Abstract: Watch mechanism (100) including an element for the display of time, first and second elements (Q, PDL) for the display of first and second pieces of watch information derived from time, the mechanism including: —a first kinematic chain (CC1) for the simultaneous correction of time display, and the display of the first and second pieces of watch information; —a second kinematic chain (CC2) for the correction of the time display independently of the display of the second piece of watch information, and —a third kinematic chain (CC3) for the correction of the display of the second piece of watch information independently of the time display and the display of the first piece of watch information. The third chain includes an epicyclic gear train (TE) connected kinematically to the element (H) for the time display by a notched wheel (MC) included in the first and second kinematic chains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: ROLEX SA
    Inventors: Martin Breuilh, Denis Rudaz
  • Publication number: 20190129362
    Abstract: Drive device (100), notably for a horology calendar system (200), the drive device comprising a drive mobile (10) for driving an element (4) that is to be driven, notably a calendar element, the drive mobile being intended to be mounted so that it can rotate about an axis (A1) and comprising (a) a support (11); (b) a first flank (f11) for driving the element that is to be driven; and (c) a second flank (f12?) arranged in such a way as to receive an action to retract the drive mobile, notably extending orthoradially or substantially orthoradially with respect to the axis (A1); the mobile comprising a slide link (111, 121; 11, 120; 110, 120?) connecting the second flank to the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: ROLEX SA
    Inventors: Christian Fleury, Denis Rudaz
  • Patent number: 10067473
    Abstract: A horology calendar system (100; 200) comprising: —a date display member (10) including an opening (10a); and —a month display member (30) arranged in such a way as to display an indication of the month in the opening (10a), notably when the opening (10a) is visible to a user of the calendar system and/or when the calendar system is indicating the first day of a given month.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: ROLEX SA
    Inventors: William Carreno, Denis Rudaz
  • Publication number: 20180120770
    Abstract: Watch mechanism (100) comprising an element for the display of time, first and second elements (Q, PDL) for the display of first and second pieces of watch information derived from time, the mechanism comprising: —a first kinematic chain (CC1) for the simultaneous correction of time display, and the display of the first and second pieces of watch information; —a second kinematic chain (CC2) for the correction of the time display independently of the display of the second piece of watch information, and —a third kinematic chain (CC3) for the correction of the display of the second piece of watch information independently of the time display and the display of the first piece of watch information, the third chain comprising an the epicyclic gear train (TE) connected kinematically to the element (H) for the time display by a notched wheel (MC) comprised in the first and second kinematic chains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: ROLEX SA
    Inventors: Martin Breuilh, Denis Rudaz
  • Publication number: 20180107163
    Abstract: Device (400) for selecting a clock function from a rewinding function and m correction functions, m>1, comprising a control member (3), notably a staff, able to select the rewind function by movement of the control member in a first direction and to select sequentially one function from m correction functions by movement of the control member in a second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: ROLEX SA
    Inventors: Nicolas Bonvin, Vincent Lemosquet, Denis Rudaz, Pierre Villaret
  • Publication number: 20170185039
    Abstract: A clockwork module (100) including: including (i) a mobile part (11) including a first functional part and a second functional part (11a, 11b) and an arbor (15), (ii) a spring (13), (iii) a casing (14) including a housing (140), (iv) a first guide surface (14a, 140a) in the housing (140), (v) a first stop (140b) in the housing, (vi) a second stop (16b) arranged on the mobile part (11), the arbor (15) being guided by the first guide surface, the spring being arranged in the housing between the first and second stops.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: ROLEX SA
    Inventor: Denis Rudaz
  • Publication number: 20170153602
    Abstract: A horology calendar system (200) comprising:—a date wheel (1);—a month cam (300); and—a kinematic connection element (8) arranged such that the date wheel allows the driving of the motion of the month cam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Applicant: ROLEX SA
    Inventor: Denis Rudaz
  • Publication number: 20170153603
    Abstract: A horology calendar system (100; 200) comprising: —a date display member (10) including an opening (10a); and —a month display member (30) arranged in such a way as to display an indication of the month in the opening (10a), notably when the opening (10a) is visible to a user of the calendar system and/or when the calendar system is indicating the first day of a given month.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Applicant: ROLEX SA
    Inventors: William Carreno, Denis Rudaz
  • Patent number: 9405274
    Abstract: Device (300; 200) for displaying the time, comprising a time-display member (A1, A2) and a switchover mechanism (100) allowing the time-display member to switch between a first time zone and a second time zone. This switchover mechanism comprises: a first heart piece (3) capable of rotating; a first lever (1) having a first end (1a) designed to collaborate with the first heart piece (3) with a view to causing the display member (A1, A2) to indicate the time in the first time zone; a second lever (2; 42) designed to cause the display member (A1, A2) to indicate the time of the second time zone; a two-position selector member (5) collaborating with the first lever (1), and a control member (P) allowing selection of the first or the second time zone for display. The two-position selector member (5) is designed to collaborate directly with a second end (1b) of the first lever (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: ROLEX SA
    Inventors: Julien Cattaneo, Marco La China, Denis Rudaz, Martin Breuilh, Frederic Jolliet
  • Patent number: 9170563
    Abstract: The invention relates to a horological device, in particular a horological movement or timepiece, comprising a winding mechanism and at least one mechanism for correcting at least one indicator member. According to the invention, the aforementioned mechanisms can be actuated by a control stem that can occupy at least two axial positions, each corresponding to the actuation of one of the mechanisms, said control stem (T) comprising: a winder pinion (5) that can engage with the winding mechanism; and a sliding pinion (6) that can be moved axially, both with respect to the control stem (T) and with respect to the frame of the horological device, and can engage with the correcting mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: ROLEX S.A.
    Inventors: Denis Rudaz, Pierre Villaret
  • Patent number: 9146541
    Abstract: A device (100; 200) for resetting to a predetermined position an indicator member (2, 13; 22) indicative of a parameter connected with time, notably a “flyback” device, the indicator member being kinematically linked to a drive mobile (15; 35), the device comprising an energy accumulator (9) and a return element (1; 21) for returning the indicator member indicative of the parameter connected with time to the predetermined position, the return element being powered by energy from the accumulator, the energy being supplied to the energy accumulator by a user via a control member (4) for resetting to the predetermined position, the control member being able to be manipulated by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: ROLEX S.A.
    Inventors: Pascal Billet, Julien Cattaneo, Marco La China, Denis Rudaz, Fabiano Colpo