Patents by Inventor Gerald Andre

Gerald Andre 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: 10194568
    Abstract: Semi-finished product made from composite material comprising a thermoplastic or thermosetting matrix and reinforcement fillers. The semi-finished product comprises an electromagnetic shielding film positioned in the thickness of the semi-finished product, the electromagnetic shielding film comprising holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Compagnie Plastic Omnium
    Inventors: Gerald Andre, Hugues Cheron
  • Publication number: 20180298953
    Abstract: A disengaging member for releasing a link between a motor and a shaft rotated by the motor, the disengaging member including first and second elements capable of fitting together in a direction substantially parallel to the shaft, one element being capable of being connected to the motor by a link that enables the element to be rotated by the motor, and the other element being capable of being attached to the shaft. The first element includes at least one recess at the fitting interface between the two elements, the second element includes at least one resilient member exerting a radial force on the fitting interface via an insertion member capable of being inserted into the recess, keeping the two elements secured to one another for rotation therewith up until a predefined transmission torque between the insertion member and the first element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: Compagnie Plastic Omnium
    Inventors: Gerald ANDRE, Bertrand MAZUE, Francis HOLLEVILLE
  • Publication number: 20180251020
    Abstract: Device for admitting cooling air to a motor vehicle interior, formed of one or several mobile flaps, each orientable in rotation about an axis by a control mechanism, each flap includes on its external periphery a pressing surface intended, when the mobile flap is in the closed position, to come into contact with a bearing surface. The pressing surface has a point of first contact and a point of last contact with the said bearing surface, these points being defined in such a way that when the control mechanism actuates closure of the mobile flaps and the point of first contact comes into contact with the said bearing surface, the point of last contact is distant from the said bearing surface by a predefined and non-zero distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventor: Gérald ANDRE
  • Patent number: 9818994
    Abstract: A housing of a battery pack for a motor vehicle. A module comprising several electric cells is associated with a heat-regulating plate. A wall of the housing comprises an element in relief and exerts a tightening force on the plate. The invention also relates to the battery pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignees: Compagnie Plastic Omnium, Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Gerald Andre, Philippe Gilotte, Gilles Elliot, Vincent Feuillard, Frederic Ladrech
  • Publication number: 20160330879
    Abstract: Semi-finished product made from composite material comprising a thermoplastic or thermosetting matrix and reinforcement fillers. The semi-finished product comprises an electromagnetic shielding film positioned in the thickness of the semi-finished product, the electromagnetic shielding film comprising holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: Compagnie Plastic Omnium
    Inventors: Gerald ANDRE, Hugues CHERON
  • Publication number: 20160021797
    Abstract: A box section housing motor vehicle drive electric power transmission and/or storage onboard equipment, comprising a conductive base layer extending over the entirety of a surface described by the box section, the box section comprising an additional conducting layer made up of at least one conducting material and at least partially covering the conducting base layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Applicant: COMPAGNIE PLASTIC OMNIUM
    Inventor: Gérald ANDRE
  • Patent number: 9132864
    Abstract: A vehicle structure includes a longitudinal structural element at each of its side edges, at least two shells superposed in such a manner as to form a housing, each shell being connected to the structural elements; at least one battery component comprising an energy storage unit arranged in the housing; and at least one fastener element connecting a shell to a member situated in the housing or to the other shell, the fastener element(s) being arranged in such a manner that the or at least one battery component is in compression in the shell-superposition direction, essentially corresponding to the vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Compagnie Plastic Omnium
    Inventors: Gerald Andre, Laurent Martin, Stephane Ginja, Jerome Grando, Hugues Cheron, Yves Rebuel
  • Publication number: 20150249238
    Abstract: A housing of a battery pack for a motor vehicle. A module comprising several electric cells is associated with a heat-regulating plate. A wall of the housing comprises an element in relief and exerts a tightening force on the plate. The invention also relates to the battery pack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Inventors: Gerald Andre, Philippe Gilotte, Gilles Elliot, Vincent Feuillard, Frederic Ladrech
  • Patent number: 8783729
    Abstract: A coupling system including a coupling for fastening to one end of a pipe via a fastening connection is provided. The coupling system includes a safety fastener device in the form of a sleeve surrounding the fastening connection and having a first end for welding to the pipe, and a hook-forming second end for co-operating with the coupling in such a manner that the hook is suitable for providing fastening between the coupling and the pipe in the event of the fastening connection is damaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Turbomeca
    Inventors: Benoit Michel Bernard Vincent Auzias, Francis Jean Criado, Gerald Andre Charles Senger
  • Publication number: 20130241195
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a coupling system comprising a coupling for fastening to one end of a pipe via a fastening connection, said coupling system further including safety fastener means in the form of a sleeve surrounding the fastening connection and having a first end for welding to the pipe, and a hook-forming second end for co-operating with the coupling in such a manner that the hook is suitable for providing fastening between the coupling and the pipe in the event of the fastening connection being damaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Turbomeca
    Inventors: Benoit Michel Bernard Vincent AUZIAS, Francis Jean Ceriado, Gerald Andre Charles Senger
  • Patent number: 8459699
    Abstract: A coupling system including a coupling for fastening to one end of a pipe via a fastening connection; and a sleeve surrounding the fastening connection is disclosed. The sleeve includes a first end for welding to the pipe, and a hook-forming second end for co-operating with the coupling in such a manner that the hook is suitable for providing fastening between the coupling and the pipe in the event of the fastening connection being damaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Turbomeca
    Inventors: Benoit Michel Bernard Vincent Auzias, Francis Jean Criado, Gerald Andre Charles Senger
  • Publication number: 20130134706
    Abstract: A coupling system including a coupling for fastening to one end of a pipe via a fastening connection; and a sleeve surrounding the fastening connection is disclosed. The sleeve includes a first end for welding to the pipe, and a hook-forming second end for co-operating with the coupling in such a manner that the hook is suitable for providing fastening between the coupling and the pipe in the event of the fastening connection being damaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: Turbomeca
    Inventors: Benoit Michel Bernard Vincent Auzias, Francis Jean Criado, Gerald Andre Charles Senger
  • Publication number: 20120282507
    Abstract: A vehicle structure includes a longitudinal structural element at each of its side edges, at least two shells superposed in such a manner as to form a housing, each shell being connected to the structural elements; at least one battery component comprising an energy storage unit arranged in the housing; and at least one fastener element connecting a shell to a member situated in the housing or to the other shell, the fastener element(s) being arranged in such a manner that the or at least one battery component is in compression in the shell-superposition direction, essentially corresponding to the vertical direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: COMPAGNIE PLASTIC OMNIUM
    Inventors: Gerald Andre, Laurent Martin, Stephane Ginja, Jerome Grando, Hugues Cheron, Yves Rebuel
  • Patent number: 7905533
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rear module for fitting to a motor vehicle, the module comprising a large door for being pivotally mounted about an axis, the large door extending in a direction parallel to said axis between two stiffener uprights both presenting a cross-section of thickness, taken perpendicularly to the door, that is not less than a first thickness, the large door having an opening extending as far as said uprights in the direction parallel to said axis; and a small door mounted on the large door to move between an open position uncovering said opening, and a closed position closing said opening, the small door extending in the direction parallel to the axis between two stiffener uprights both having a cross-section of thickness, taken perpendicularly to the door, that is not less than a second thickness, the uprights of the small door covering the uprights of the large door when the small door is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Compagnie Plastic Omnium
    Inventors: Gérald Andre, Guilherme Amorin, Jérôme Fillon, Fabien Delwal, Denis Barral
  • Patent number: 7828366
    Abstract: The rear unit comprises first and second doors for a motor vehicle. The first and second doors respectively comprise first and second tailgates, the second door carrying the first tailgate. The first rear door has hinge means for hinging the first tailgate relative to the body of the motor vehicle, which means are fastened to the first tailgate. The first tailgate is pivotally movable relative to the body about a main pivot axis of the hinge means. The main axis is also suitable for moving in at least one guide slideway for guiding the main pivot axis in translation relative to the body in a direction that is substantially parallel to the longitudinal direction of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Compagnie Plastic Omnium
    Inventors: Gerald Andre, Fabien Delwal, Denis Barral, Jerome Fillon, Hugues Cheron
  • Patent number: 7690709
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rear door for a motor vehicle, the door including hinges (16, 16?) embodying an axis (Y) for pivoting the door on the vehicle between a closed position and an open position. The door includes a motor (17) for generating a driving torque about the pivot axis of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Compagnie Plastic Omnium
    Inventors: Denis Barral, Philippe Coudron, Gérald Andre, Guilherme Amorin, Jérôme Fillon
  • Patent number: 7669914
    Abstract: The rear door is for fitting to a motor vehicle having a rear chassis and a rear insurance impact absorber system suitable for absorbing insurance type impacts so as to prevent plastic deformation of the rear chassis of the vehicle. The door carries the rear impact absorber system of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Compagnie Plastic Omnium
    Inventors: Gerald Andre, Laurent Rocheblave, Stephane Ginja
  • Patent number: 7645060
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a support for a motor vehicle light unit that enables the light unit to be mounted displaceably on an equipment module. The support includes a guide for guiding the light unit along a predetermined path relative to the equipment module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: Compagnie Plastic Omnium
    Inventors: Gérald Andre, Laurent Decker, Hugues Cheron, Naoufil Ben Mariem
  • Patent number: 7637562
    Abstract: The invention relates to a motor vehicle part including a light unit support possessing an initial “operational” position in which the light unit is held at a given height on the vehicle. The light unit support also is configured to take up a second “depressed” configuration on being subjected to a vertical force that is substantially equal to that of an impact with the head of a pedestrian, in which second configuration the light unit is located lower down relative to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Compagnie Plastic Omnium
    Inventors: Gerald Andre, Arnold Fayt, Laurent Rocheblave
  • Publication number: 20090255904
    Abstract: An arc splitter arrangement for an electrical switch comprises at least two arc splitters composed of a ferromagnetic material disposed parallel to one another, wherein each of the at least two arc splitters has a V-shaped cutout on a narrow face edge forming an inlet area for an arc, and an insulating material at least partially coating at least one side of the arc splitter, wherein the at least one side includes an area located behind the inlet area in an arc running direction, the area being free of, and surrounded by, the insulating material. A service switching device comprises at least one arc splitter arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Applicant: ABB AG
    Inventors: Gerald Andre, Thilo Bahlinger