Patents by Inventor Franck Landrieve

Franck Landrieve 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: 8840311
    Abstract: This rolling bearing (1) comprises an inner ring (12), an outer ring (14), rolling bodies (16) between said inner and outer rings, an encoder washer (32) fast in rotation with said inner ring and a support member (18) having an internal surface (26) in the form of a section of a sphere, the internal surface being adapted to be in sliding contact with a corresponding external surface (28) of the outer ring (14) which is also in the form of a section of a sphere. The support member (18) is provided with means (100; 200; 300; 400) to hold a sensor (50) with respect to the encoder washer (32), in a position where the sensor can detect a rotation of the encoder washer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Aktiebolaget SKF
    Inventor: Franck Landrieve
  • Patent number: 8710830
    Abstract: This support member (60) holds at least two sensors (80) with respect to a rotating encoder washer (20) of a rolling bearing assembly (2). It includes an annular ring (62) centered on a central axis (X60) and provided with an inner radial surface (64) which forms an abutment and centering means for each sensor (80) with respect to the central axis (X60). The support member also includes foot parts (70) extending perpendicularly with respect to the inner radial surface (64) and provided with holes (72, 74, 76) adapted for the passage of connection pins (82, 84, 86) of the sensors (80), in order to connect these sensors (80) to a printed circuit board (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Aktiebolaget SKF
    Inventor: Franck Landrieve
  • Patent number: 8327965
    Abstract: The instrumented rolling bearing device, particularly for a two-wheeled vehicle, is provided with a rolling bearing (4) comprising an outer ring (7), an inner ring (6) and at least one row of rolling elements (8) arranged between said rings, with a sleeve (2) onto which the inner ring is mounted, and with an assembly (5) for detecting rotational parameters. The assembly comprises a sensor (14), an encoder (13) rotating past the sensor, at least one cable (16) connected to the sensor (14) for the output of signals emitted, and an output terminal (15) having an outlet (20) for the cable. The output terminal (15) is mounted axially on the side opposite the sensor (14) relative to the rolling bearing and forms an axial thrust for the inner ring (6) of said rolling bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Aktiebolaget SKF
    Inventor: Franck Landrieve
  • Patent number: 8258659
    Abstract: A shaft support system 7 for an electric motor 1, comprising a rolling bearing 17 provided with an inner race 33 and an outer race 34, at least one angular position sensor 20 for detecting the angular position of the inner race, an encoder 19 mounted on the inner race, a flange 16 for supporting the outer race of the bearing, and a processing module 18 supported by the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Aktiebolaget SKF
    Inventors: Franck Debrailly, Domenico Restaino, Olivier Message, Franck Landrieve
  • Publication number: 20120068695
    Abstract: This support member (60) holds at least two sensors (80) with respect to a rotating encoder washer (20) of a rolling bearing assembly (2). It includes an annular ring (62) centered on a central axis (X60) and provided with an inner radial surface (64) which forms an abutment and centering means for each sensor (80) with respect to the central axis (X60). The support member also includes foot parts (70) extending perpendicularly with respect to the inner radial surface (64) and provided with holes (72, 74, 76) adapted for the passage of connection pins (82, 84, 86) of the sensors (80), in order to connect these sensors (80) to a printed circuit board (50).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventor: Franck LANDRIEVE
  • Publication number: 20120027329
    Abstract: This flange assembly (1), for holding a shaft (2), comprises: a rolling bearing (3) with the inner ring (31) rotatable around an axis (X3-X?3), a target (51) attached to the inner ring (31), a sensing element (7), a flange (4) having securing means (41, 42) for securing said flange assembly (1) to a static casing (C). The flange assembly (1) further comprises: a holding part (43) to hold the outer ring (32), a resilient part (44) to elastically urge said holding part (43) with respect to the securing means (41, 42) and along said axis (X3-X?3). The sensing element (7) is attached to the holding part (43) so as to be removable from outside said static casing (C).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventor: Franck Landrieve
  • Publication number: 20110262067
    Abstract: This rolling bearing (1) comprises an inner ring (12), an outer ring (14), rolling bodies (16) between said inner and outer rings, an encoder washer (32) fast in rotation with said inner ring and a support member (18) having an internal surface (26) in the form of a section of a sphere, the internal surface being adapted to be in sliding contact with a corresponding external surface (28) of the outer ring (14) which is also in the form of a section of a sphere. The support member (18) is provided with means (100; 200; 300; 400) to hold a sensor (50) with respect to the encoder washer (32), in a position where the sensor can detect a rotation of the encoder washer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF
    Inventor: Franck Landrieve
  • Publication number: 20110253469
    Abstract: The instrumented rolling bearing device, particularly for a two-wheeled vehicle, is provided with a rolling bearing (4) comprising an outer ring (7), an inner ring (6) and at least one row of rolling elements (8) arranged between said rings, with a sleeve (2) onto which the inner ring is mounted, and with an assembly (5) for detecting rotational parameters. The assembly comprises a sensor (14), an encoder (13) rotating past the sensor, at least one cable (16) connected to the sensor (14) for the output of signals emitted, and an output terminal (15) having an outlet (20) for the cable. The output urinal (15) is mounted axially on the side opposite the sensor (14) relative to the rolling bearing and forms an axial thrust for the inner ring (6) of said rolling bearing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventor: Franck Landrieve
  • Publication number: 20090261693
    Abstract: A shaft support system 7 for an electric motor 1, comprising a rolling bearing 17 provided with an inner race 33 and an outer race 34, at least one angular position sensor 20 for detecting the angular position of the inner race, an encoder 19 mounted on the inner race, a flange 16 for supporting the outer race of the bearing, and a processing module 18 supported by the flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: Franck Debraillly, Domenico Restaino, Olivier Message, Franck Landrieve
  • Publication number: 20090211376
    Abstract: A device for measuring the torque applied to a kinematic assembly including a detection means capable of supplying a signal representative of the angular position A1 of a first element of said kinematic assembly, a detection means capable of supplying a signal representative of the angular position A2 of a second element of said kinematic assembly, a memory for storing a correction value C, and a processing unit provided with means for applying the correction value C to one of the angular positions A1 or A2, where C=A2?A1 when the torque applied to the kinematic assembly is zero.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2006
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventor: Franck Landrieve
  • Publication number: 20080036454
    Abstract: A rotation measurement system comprises a rotatable annular magnetic encoder 16 carrying a series of encoding elements 23 arranged around the circumference of the encoder according to a periodic pattern, characterized in that it comprises a primary sensor assembly 38 comprising at least a primary magnetic sensor 38 disposed facing the encoding elements for detecting the angular position of the encoder with a discrete angular resolution of a fraction of a revolution equal to or less than one period of the encoder and an electronic counter for the number of fractions of a revolution made, and a secondary sensor assembly comprising secondary magnetic sensors 24a to 24d, 25a to 25d disposed facing the encoding elements for determining an absolute position of the encoder between two positions separated by at least one fraction of a revolution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2004
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Applicant: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF
    Inventor: Franck Landrieve
  • Publication number: 20070179749
    Abstract: A portable measuring device for use in sport may include a housing provided with a sensor, a receiver, emitter, and a processing unit. The housing may transmit signals from the sensor of the housing to a remote display and may act as relay, receiving signals from a remote detector worn by a user and re-emitting the signals to the remote display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2004
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Inventor: Franck Landrieve
  • Publication number: 20060243150
    Abstract: The belt tensioner roller device is provided with a fixed support able to hold the device on an engine block, with moving parts that can move with respect to the fixed support, with a rotary roller supported by the moving parts and intended to be in contact with the belt, and with a component able to exert a permanent force between the fixed support and the moving parts. The rotary roller comprises a target element, and the fixed support comprises at least one sensor element mounted facing the target element of the roller with a gap and collaborating with the said target element to detect belt wear as a function of displacement of the rotary roller with respect to the fixed support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Publication date: November 2, 2006
    Inventor: Franck Landrieve
  • Publication number: 20060227007
    Abstract: A sensor unit, and a housing-relay for the production of said unit. A sensor unit for roller skates, skateboards or cycles, comprising a detector consisting of at least one sensor and a primary emitter, said emitter being able to emit a primary signal from a measurement signal provided by the sensor; a remote housing-relay which can be worn by a user, comprising a primary receptor which can receive the primary signal and a secondary emitter which can emit a secondary signal; in addition to a remote display which can be worn by a user, comprising a secondary receiver which can receive the secondary signal and a display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2004
    Publication date: October 12, 2006
    Inventor: Franck Landrieve
  • Patent number: 7059775
    Abstract: A roller device with instrumented ball bearing of the type supported by a non-rotating element and provided with a sensor of rotational parameters, characterized in that the ball bearing (2) and the sensor elements (4) are rigidly mounted on a fixing element (3) adapted to co-operate with another mechanical member for fixing the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Aktiebolaget SKF
    Inventor: Franck Landrieve
  • Patent number: 7033080
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for detecting the rotation speed of a rotating element supported by at least one external rotating ring with at least one roller bearing. At least one internal non-rotating ring of the roller bearing is solidly connected to a shaft mounted on a support. The inventive device includes a non-rotating sensor adjacent to the roller bearing and a rotating encoder. The encoder is at least partially fixed by magnetization to a flange which is integral to the rotating ring and which is made from a magnetizable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Aktiebolaget SKF
    Inventors: Franck Landrieve, Olivier Verbe
  • Patent number: 6984072
    Abstract: An instrumented bearing, in particular for an electric steering wheel (12), comprises an outer element (1) and an inner element (6) whereof one is mobile relative to the other which is fixed, via at least a row of rolling elements (14) arranged between the elements, and by detection (22, 23, 31) of rotational parameters of the rotating element. The bearing further comprises electronic elements (34) for processing signals emitted by the detecting elements and electronic elements (35) for controlling at least an actuator electrically connected to the device, advantageously arranged on a printed circuit plate (33) fixed in rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Assignee: Aktiebolaget SKF
    Inventor: Franck Landrieve
  • Patent number: 6984071
    Abstract: An instrumented antifriction bearing, for control wheel, includes an outer part (1), an inner part (8), one rotating and the other non-rotating, a row of rolling elements (12) arranged between the rotating and non-rotating parts, and elements for detecting rotation parameters. The rotating part is provided at one of its axial ends with elements for fixing and angularly linking the rotating part on a control wheel, the non-rotating part comprising a radial surface (3a) provided with elements for being fixed on a support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Assignee: SKF France
    Inventor: Franck Landrieve
  • Patent number: 6908229
    Abstract: An instrumented roller bearing, in particular for an electrical steering wheel (12), comprises an outer component (1) and an inner component (6) whereof one is mobile in rotation relative to the other which is fixed, through at least a row of rolling elements (14) arranged between the components, and elements for detecting (22, 23, 31) the rotating parameters of the rotary component. The bearing further comprises electronic members (34) for processing signals emitted by the detecting elements and electronic elements (35) for controlling at least an actuator electrically connected to the device, advantageously arranged on a printed circuit wafer (33) fixed in rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignee: SKF France
    Inventors: Franck Landrieve, Johannes Adrianus Maria Duits
  • Patent number: 6868948
    Abstract: A locked antifriction bearing, for control wheel, includes an outer part and an inner part, one being rotating and the other non-rotating through at least a row of rolling elements arranged between said rotating and non-rotating parts, the device further comprising elements for detecting rotation parameters and elements for braking the rotating part. The braking elements comprise an axial stack of discs maintained in frictional contact through at least a disc angularly secured to the non-rotating part and at least a disc integral with the rotating part. The braking elements comprise at least an elastic washer for providing axially prestressed mutual contact of the friction surfaces of the discs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2005
    Assignee: SKF France
    Inventor: Franck Landrieve