Patents by Inventor Dominique Gelus

Dominique Gelus 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: 10941516
    Abstract: An electrical household appliance includes a base for producing steam having a steam generator including a boiling chamber and a liquid reservoir supplying the boiling chamber by gravity, the liquid flowing by gravity from the reservoir toward the boiling chamber until the liquid level in the boiling chamber reaches an equilibrium level, called the reference level, at which the liquid level in the appliance prevents air from entering the reservoir, the boiling chamber including a steam outlet through which steam can escape toward a work tool, such as a smoothing brush, and a communication opening connected to a pipe having an evacuation opening closed with a removable stopper, wherein the pipe is supplied with liquid from the reservoir via a supply duct that leads to the pipe at the level of an inlet opening provided above a particle-retention cavity arranged in the lower part of the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventors: Maxime Javit, Dominique Gelus
  • Publication number: 20200123699
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present disclosure relates to a steam pressing appliance that includes a handle connected to a steam release nozzle. The steam release nozzle includes a heating body with an instant vaporization chamber and an electrical resistor regulated by a thermostat in order to keep the temperature of the vaporization chamber around a set-point temperature. The appliance also includes an electric pump to inject liquid into the vaporization chamber. The pump is controlled by a drive circuit that receives information from the thermostat on whether power is being supplied to the electrical resistor. The drive circuit modifies the operating conditions of the pump in accordance with whether or not current is supplied through the electrical resistor, operating in a first flow mode when current flows through the electrical resistor and operating in a second flow mode when no current flows through the electrical resistor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Dominique Gelus, David Castebert
  • Publication number: 20190104907
    Abstract: An electrical household appliance includes a base for producing steam having a steam generator including a boiling chamber and a liquid reservoir supplying the boiling chamber by gravity, the liquid flowing by gravity from the reservoir toward the boiling chamber until the liquid level in the boiling chamber reaches an equilibrium level, called the reference level, at which the liquid level prevents air from entering the reservoir, the boiling chamber including a steam outlet through which steam can escape toward a work tool, such as a smoothing brush, and a communication opening connected to a pipe having an evacuation opening closed with a removable stopper, wherein the pipe includes a scale-collecting container that is removable through the evacuation opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Maxime JAVIT, Dominique GELUS
  • Publication number: 20190106835
    Abstract: An electrical household appliance includes a base for producing steam having a steam generator including a boiling chamber and a liquid reservoir supplying the boiling chamber by gravity, the liquid flowing by gravity from the reservoir toward the boiling chamber until the liquid level in the boiling chamber reaches an equilibrium level, called the reference level, at which the liquid level in the appliance prevents air from entering the reservoir, the boiling chamber including a steam outlet through which steam can escape toward a work tool, such as a smoothing brush, and a communication opening connected to a pipe having an evacuation opening closed with a removable stopper, wherein the pipe is supplied with liquid from the reservoir via a supply duct that leads to the pipe at the level of an inlet opening provided above a particle-retention cavity arranged in the lower part of the pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Maxime JAVIT, Dominique GELUS
  • Publication number: 20170044038
    Abstract: Provided is an electrical household appliance (1) have a water tank (2) and a water supply system (4) communicating with the tank, at least one scale-inhibiting agent and means (3) for boiling and/or evaporating the water coming from the reservoir or contained in the reservoir. The scale-inhibiting agent is a biodegradable agent that is at least partially water-soluble. Also provided is a method for inhibiting the formation and deposition of scale in electrical household appliances in contact with an aqueous medium, the method employing said biodegradable scale-inhibiting agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Applicant: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Olivier Horner, Helene Cheap-Charpentier, Ermane Pourmohtasham, Dominique Gelus, Nathalie Pecoul
  • Publication number: 20140352183
    Abstract: A clothes iron comprising a heated sole plate and a spray device for spraying water droplets of liquid on to a spray zone situated outside the surface covered by the sole plate wherein the clothes iron comprises applicator means extending outside the sole plate, wherein said applicator means comes into contact with the water droplets sprayed on the clothes to be ironed by said spray device before the sole plate reaches the spray zone while the clothes iron, resting on the sole plate thereof, is moved in translation toward the spray zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: SEB S.A.
    Inventor: Dominique Gelus
  • Patent number: 8707593
    Abstract: Clothing iron including a sole (1) having a bottom side with a sliding surface (11) coming into contact with cloth and comprising at least one steam-supplied recess (10), the recess (10) being bounded on its entire periphery by the sliding surface (11) in such a manner that the recess (10) forms a steam diffusion cavity that is surrounded by the sliding surface (11) when the sole (1) is applied to the cloth being ironed, characterized in that the depth of the recess (10) is greater than or equal to 1 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: SEB S A
    Inventors: Franck Mandica, Dominique Gelus, Stéphanie Pessayre
  • Patent number: 8484869
    Abstract: Provided is an ironing appliance, including a pump that has a pumping chamber provided with an inlet and an outlet, the pumping chamber including a moveable wall having an outer surface contacting a piezoelectric actuator provided to move the movable wall while changing the volume of the pumping chamber by the piezoelectric actuator, wherein the pump is placed in the ironing appliance such that the outlet of the pumping chamber is located at a higher level than the inlet in a normal position for operating the appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Rowenta Werke GmbH
    Inventors: Andrea Lukas, Bjorn Scheve, Matthias Hahn, Franck Mandica, Dominique Gelus
  • Patent number: 8375611
    Abstract: Clothing iron including a sole (1) having a bottom side with a sliding surface (11) coming into contact with cloth and comprising at least one steam-supplied recess (10), the recess (10) being bounded on its entire periphery by the sliding surface (11) in such a manner that the recess (10) forms a steam diffusion cavity that is surrounded by the sliding surface (11) when the sole (1) is applied to the cloth being ironed, characterized in that the sliding surface (11) represents less than 50% of the total surface of the bottom side of the sole (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Franck Mandica, Dominique Gelus, Stéphanie Pessayre
  • Publication number: 20110296723
    Abstract: Provided is an ironing appliance, including a pump that has a pumping chamber provided with an inlet and an outlet, the pumping chamber including a movable wall having an outer surface contacting a piezoelectric actuator provided to move the movable wall while changing the volume of the pumping chamber by the piezoelectric actuator, wherein the pump is placed in the ironing appliance such that the outlet of the pumping chamber is located at a higher level than the inlet in a normal position for operating the appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: ROWENTA WERKE GMBH
    Inventors: Andrea Lukas, Björn Scheve, Matthias Hahn, Franck Mandica, Dominique Gelus
  • Publication number: 20110107626
    Abstract: Clothing iron including a sole (1) having a bottom side with a sliding surface (11) coming into contact with cloth and comprising at least one steam-supplied recess (10), the recess (10) being bounded on its entire periphery by the sliding surface (11) in such a manner that the recess (10) forms a steam diffusion cavity that is surrounded by the sliding surface (11) when the sole (1) is applied to the cloth being ironed, characterized in that the depth of the recess (10) is greater than or equal to 1 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Franck Mandica, Dominique Gelus, Stéphanie Pessayre
  • Publication number: 20110107625
    Abstract: Clothing iron including a sole (1) having a bottom side with a sliding surface (11) coming into contact with cloth and comprising at least one steam-supplied recess (10), the recess (10) being bounded on its entire periphery by the sliding surface (11) in such a manner that the recess (10) forms a steam diffusion cavity that is surrounded by the sliding surface (11) when the sole (1) is applied to the cloth being ironed, characterized in that the sliding surface (11) represents less than 50% of the total surface of the bottom side of the sole (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Franck Mandica, Dominique Gelus, Stéphanie Pessayre
  • Publication number: 20090084006
    Abstract: The invention concerns an ironing appliance comprising a vessel (2) for producing steam under pressure provided with a filling orifice (3) closed with a removable plug (5), characterized in that said plug (5) is coupled to the end of a tube enclosing the filling opening by bayonet-type fixing means enabling the plug to be rapidly opened and/or closed by a single rotating same for less than one revolution, the plug comprising a clamp including claws urged to be engaged under ramps formed at the end of the tube (4), the tightness of the plug being provided by means of a seal (56) borne by a core (55) which is mobile in rotation relative to the clamp of the plug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Applicant: SEB S.A.
    Inventor: Dominique Gelus
  • Publication number: 20090064545
    Abstract: The invention concerns an ironing appliance comprising a base (1) including a vessel (2) for producing steam under pressure provided with a filling orifice (3) closed with a removable plug (5), characterized in that the apparatus comprises linking means (6) connecting the removable plug (5) and the base (1) when the plug is in an open position providing access to the filling orifice (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Applicant: SEB S.A.
    Inventor: Dominique Gelus
  • Publication number: 20060196090
    Abstract: The invention relates to a steam iron (1) consisting of a heatable soleplate (2), a steam chamber (3), a multi-functional part (8) which forms both a heat shield and the skirt (85) of the iron. The invention is characterised in that the aforementioned multi-functional part (8) forms and houses the steam chamber (3) above the soleplate (2). Preferably, said multifunctional part (8) also forms the base of a water container (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2004
    Publication date: September 7, 2006
    Inventors: Dominique Gelus, Edgar Hipp
  • Patent number: 7080471
    Abstract: Pressing iron having a soleplate (1) presenting an ironing surface and a periphery having three vertices (P1, P2, P3) presenting different angles. Two of the vertices (P1, P2) of the soleplate are, on the one hand, connected together by a convex curve delimiting one edge (C) of the soleplate (1) and, on the other hand, are connected to the third point (P3) by substantially straight or slightly convex curves delimiting other edges (D1, D2) of the soleplate (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Dominique Gelus, Edgar Hipp, Fabrice Renault
  • Patent number: 7040046
    Abstract: A pressing iron having a heating soleplate topped by a body and a handle forming a protuberance on the body of the iron, the body enclosing a reservoir. The handle presents an upper surface forming a bearing surface for the palm of the hand presenting, at least locally, a width greater than or equal to 4 cm and lateral walls extending from the upper surface of the handle to the body of the iron intended to receive the fingertips and the handle integrates a filling orifice for the reservoir opening at a surface of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Fabrice Renault, Dominique Gelus, Edgar Hipp
  • Publication number: 20060048416
    Abstract: A pressing iron having a heating soleplate topped by a body and a handle forming a protuberance on the body of the iron, the body enclosing a reservoir. The handle presents an upper surface forming a bearing surface for the palm of the hand presenting, at least locally, a width greater than or equal to 4 cm and lateral walls extending from the upper surface of the handle to the body of the iron intended to receive the fingertips and the handle integrates a filling orifice for the reservoir opening at a surface of the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2005
    Publication date: March 9, 2006
    Applicant: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Fabrice Renault, Dominique Gelus, Edgar Hipp
  • Publication number: 20050278990
    Abstract: Pressing iron having a soleplate (1) presenting an ironing surface and a periphery having three vertices (P1, P2, P3) presenting different angles. Two of the vertices (P1, P2) of the soleplate are, on the one hand, connected together by a convex curve delimiting one edge (C) of the soleplate (1) and, on the other hand, are connected to the third point (P3) by substantially straight or slightly convex curves delimiting other edges (D1, D2) of the soleplate (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2005
    Publication date: December 22, 2005
    Applicant: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Dominique Gelus, Edgar Hipp, Fabrice Renault
  • Publication number: 20030136434
    Abstract: A device for cleaning a water tank of a steam generator for a household electric appliance, the device being composed of: a lance for delivering a stream of water into the tank, the lance being connectable to a source of water under pressure; and a tubular body associated with the lance for evacuating water from the tank. The device is configured to be introduced into the tank via an accessible opening of the tank, and to be connected to the accessible opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2003
    Publication date: July 24, 2003
    Applicant: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Christian Giovalle, Dominique Gelus