Patents by Inventor Francois Lacouture

Francois Lacouture 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: 20190170092
    Abstract: An exhaust valve includes a body defining a passage and a flap that pivots about an axis relative to the body to selectively close/open the passage. An actuator moves the flap and a device couples the flap to the actuator. This coupling device comprises: a compression spring having a proximal end that rotates about the axis with a first element between the flap and an actuator output shaft and a distal end; a seat engaged with the distal end, while the seat is fixed in rotation about the axis with the first element, and a torsionally-rigid transmission member fixed in rotation about the axis with the first element and that immobilizes the distal end relative to the proximal end in a plane that is orthogonal to the axis. The transmission member has a slot that is elongated parallel to the axis and is traversed by the distal end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Benjamin OBLINGER, Julien CAMBILLARD, Gilbert DELPLANQUE, Fran├žois LACOUTURE
  • Patent number: 9058041
    Abstract: An assembly provides a proportioned gas flow and includes a device that provides a pressurized flow of said gas, a release unit that releases the proportioned gas flow, and a chamber having an inlet fluidically connected to the device and an outlet fluidically connected to the release unit. The assembly further includes an admission valve inserted between the inlet of the chamber and the device, a metering valve inserted between the outlet of the chamber and the release unit, and a computer programmed to control the admission valve and the metering valve to provide a proportioned gas flow to the release unit. The assembly further comprises a calibrated orifice inserted between the outlet of the chamber and the release unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Faurecia Systemes D'Echappement
    Inventors: Francois Lacouture, Benjamin Oblinger
  • Publication number: 20140041729
    Abstract: An assembly provides a proportioned gas flow and includes a device that provides a pressurized flow of said gas, a release unit that releases the proportioned gas flow, and a chamber having an inlet fluidically connected to the device and an outlet fluidically connected to the release unit. The assembly further includes an admission valve inserted between the inlet of the chamber and the device, a metering valve inserted between the outlet of the chamber and the release unit, and a computer programmed to control the admission valve and the metering valve to provide a proportioned gas flow to the release unit. The assembly further comprises a calibrated orifice inserted between the outlet of the chamber and the release unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Faurecia Systemes D'Echappement
    Inventors: Francois Lacouture, Benjamin Oblinger