Patents by Inventor Gérald Delgorgue

Gérald Delgorgue 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: 20160044988
    Abstract: A shoe designed to cooperate with an apparatus through a pedaling action, the shoe including a base extending lengthwise from a rear end to a front end, widthwise between a lateral side and a medial side, and depthwise between a surface for cooperating with the apparatus and an inner surface, the base having, from the rear end to the front end, a rear zone, a central zone, a metatarsal zone, and a front zone, the shoe including a lateral wall and a medial wall. The lateral wall and the medial wall are affixed directly to the base, and the base, the lateral wall, and the medial wall are rigid subdivisions of the shoe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Applicant: MAVIC S.A.S
    Inventors: Gérald Delgorgue, Jacques JOURDE-AUTIER
  • Patent number: 8806776
    Abstract: An article of footwear including a sole, an upper, and a device for reversibly tightening the upper, the upper including an envelope and a reinforcement which at least partially covers the envelope, the reinforcement including at least one lateral branch and at least one medial branch, each branch extending transversely from a proximal end located by at the sole to a distal end, the tightening device including at least one lateral linking point and at least one medial linking point, each secured to the upper, and a mechanism for biasing the connection points in a direction to reversible tighten the upper. The envelope is flexible, at least one connection point is located on a branch of the reinforcement, and at least one branch is adhesively bonded to the envelope for at least part of its length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.S.
    Inventors: Patrick Leick, Delphine Madelaine, Gérald Delgorgue, Sylvain Richard
  • Patent number: 8794105
    Abstract: A device for connecting a shoe to a part of a sports article such as a bicycle pedal, of the type in which the shoe and the pedal comprise attachment members of complementary shapes, wherein the attachment members of the sole are comprised at least partly of alternations of depressions recessed into the outer envelope surface of the sole. The outer envelope surface of the sole is raised upwards ahead of the region of the attachment members of the sole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Mavic SAS
    Inventors: Gérald Delgorgue, Gilles Parquet
  • Publication number: 20110113648
    Abstract: An article of footwear including a sole, an upper, and a device for reversibly tightening the upper, the upper including an envelope and a reinforcement which at least partially covers the envelope, the reinforcement including at least one lateral branch and at least one medial branch, each branch extending transversely from a proximal end located by at the sole to a distal end, the tightening device including at least one lateral linking point and at least one medial linking point, each secured to the upper, and a mechanism for biasing the connection points in a direction to reversible tighten the upper. The envelope is flexible, at least one connection point is located on a branch of the reinforcement, and at least one branch is adhesively bonded to the envelope for at least part of its length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: SALOMON S.A.S.
    Inventors: Patrick Leick, Delphine Madelaine, Gérald Delgorgue, Sylvain Richard
  • Publication number: 20090320641
    Abstract: A device for connecting a shoe to a part of a sports article such as a bicycle pedal, of the type in which the shoe and the pedal comprise attachment members of complementary shapes, wherein the attachment members of the sole comprise at least partly of alternations of depressions recessed into the outer envelope surface of the sole. The outer envelope surface of the sole is raised upwards ahead of the region of the attachment members of the sole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventors: Gerald Delgorgue, Gilles Parquet
  • Patent number: 7174659
    Abstract: A sole for a boot, as well as a boot having such sole, for walking on ice and/or snow having, in at least a central zone of the walking surface, a series of strips that are contiguous at rest, and crampons at its outer periphery. Each series of strips is interrupted by channels extending both in the transverse and longitudinal directions, and each crampon has a channel for evacuating water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.
    Inventor: Gerald Delgorgue
  • Patent number: 7162777
    Abstract: Reinforcement element made of a composite material constituted of a layer of inextensible textile material and a layer of polymeric material assembled to the layer of textile material during a molding or vulcanizing step. The textile material is a woven or mesh material, and the textile material is a polyester, polyamide, polypropylene or glass fiber based material. The polymeric material can be a thermosetting material, such as rubber or silicone, or an injected thermoplastic, such as polyurethane, polyvinyl chloride, or polypropylene. Advantageously, the polymeric material is at least partially transparent. The composite material can be incorporated in a boot or a binding, such as a snowboard binding, in the form of a tightening strap. The invention also relates to a method of manufacturing such reinforcement element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.
    Inventors: Gerald Delgorgue, David Farcot
  • Patent number: 6986183
    Abstract: A shoe and a method of coating a shoe. The method includes assembling the upper on the sole; applying at least one layer of flexible or semi-rigid polymer in liquid state in predetermined areas of the upper; and allowing the polymer to dry. The polymer is applied with a brush or by spraying. Preferably, the polymer is applied so as to straddle the upper and the sole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.
    Inventors: Gerald Delgorgue, Catherine Fellouhe
  • Patent number: 6944971
    Abstract: Reinforcement element made of a composite material constituted of a layer of inextensible textile material and a layer of polymeric material assembled to the layer of textile material during a molding or vulcanizing step. The textile material is a woven or mesh material, and the textile material is a polyester, polyamide, polypropylene or glass fiber based material. The polymeric material can be a thermosetting material, such as rubber or silicone, or an injected thermoplastic, such as polyurethane, polyvinyl chloride, or polypropylene. Advantageously, the polymeric material is at least partially transparent. The composite material can be incorporated in a boot or a binding using tightening straps. The invention also relates to a method of manufacturing such reinforcement element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.
    Inventors: Gerald Delgorgue, David Farcot
  • Publication number: 20050188564
    Abstract: Reinforcement element made of a composite material constituted of a layer of inextensible textile material and a layer of polymeric material assembled to the layer of textile material during a molding or vulcanizing step. The textile material is a woven or mesh material, and the textile material is a polyester, polyamide, polypropylene or glass fiber based material. The polymeric material can be a thermosetting material, such as rubber or silicone, or an injected thermoplastic, such as polyurethane, polyvinyl chloride, or polypropylene. Advantageously, the polymeric material is at least partially transparent. The composite material can be incorporated in a boot or a binding, such as a snowboard binding, in the form of a tightening strap. The invention also relates to a method of manufacturing such reinforcement element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Publication date: September 1, 2005
    Applicant: SALOMON S.A.
    Inventors: Gerald Delgorgue, David Farcot
  • Patent number: 6877257
    Abstract: A boot that includes a sole and an outer upper having an impervious portion, with at least one outer reinforcing element assembled to the upper by cementing at least in the impervious portion thereof. Preferably, the reinforcing element includes a heel reinforcement and lateral tightening flaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.
    Inventors: Gerald Delgorgue, Catherine Fellouhe, Thierry Donnadieu
  • Publication number: 20040172854
    Abstract: A boot that includes a sole and an outer upper having an impervious portion, with at least one outer reinforcing element assembled to the upper by cementing at least in the impervious portion thereof. Preferably, the reinforcing element includes a heel reinforcement and lateral tightening flaps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2004
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Applicant: SALOMON S.A.
    Inventors: Gerald Delgorgue, Catherine Fellouhe, Thierry Donnadieu
  • Patent number: 6772540
    Abstract: A boot that includes a sole and an outer upper having an impervious portion, with at least one outer reinforcing element assembled to the upper by cementing at least in the impervious portion thereof. Preferably, the reinforcing element includes a heel reinforcement and lateral tightening flaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.
    Inventors: Gerald Delgorgue, Catherine Fellouhe, Thierry Donnadieu
  • Publication number: 20030221337
    Abstract: The invention proposes a climbing shoe comprising a sole made of an adhesive material, characterized in that the shoe (10) comprises a reinforcement insert (26), the contour of which coincides with the contour of the sole, at least in a front portion of the sole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Publication date: December 4, 2003
    Applicant: SALOMON S.A.
    Inventors: Yves Farys, Frederic Cretinon, Gerald Delgorgue
  • Publication number: 20030093924
    Abstract: Reinforcement element made of a composite material constituted of a layer of inextensible textile material and a layer of polymeric material assembled to the layer of textile material during a molding or vulcanizing step. The textile material is a woven or mesh material, and the textile material is a polyester, polyamide, polypropylene or glass fiber based material. The polymeric material can be a thermosetting material, such as rubber or silicone, or an injected thermoplastic, such as polyurethane, polyvinyl chloride, or polypropylene. Advantageously, the polymeric material is at least partially transparent. The composite material can be incorporated in a boot or a binding using tightening straps. The invention also relates to a method of manufacturing such reinforcement element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2002
    Publication date: May 22, 2003
    Applicant: Salomon S.A.
    Inventors: Gerald Delgorgue, David Farcot
  • Publication number: 20030093922
    Abstract: A sole for a boot, as well as a boot having such sole, for walking on ice and/or snow having, in at least a central zone of the walking surface, a series of strips that are contiguous at rest, and crampons at its outer periphery. Each series of strips is interrupted by channels extending both in the transverse and longitudinal directions, and each crampon has a channel for evacuating water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2002
    Publication date: May 22, 2003
    Applicant: SALOMON S.A.
    Inventor: Gerald Delgorgue
  • Publication number: 20020139008
    Abstract: A boot that includes a sole and an outer upper having an impervious portion, with at least one outer reinforcing element assembled to the upper by cementing at least in the impervious portion thereof. Preferably, the reinforcing element includes a heel reinforcement and lateral tightening flaps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Publication date: October 3, 2002
    Applicant: SALOMON S.A.
    Inventors: Gerald Delgorgue, Catherine Fellouhe, Thierry Donnadieu
  • Patent number: D516796
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.
    Inventors: Gérald Delgorgue, Sylvain Richard
  • Patent number: D467062
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.
    Inventors: Gerald Delgorgue, Martin Laberge
  • Patent number: D613053
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.S.
    Inventors: Sylvain Richard, Gérald Delgorgue