Patents by Inventor Gilles Lebas

Gilles Lebas 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: 10753424
    Abstract: A torsional damping device (110) includes a movable torque input element (130, 140), a movable torque output element (150), at least one phasing member (320,340) and at least one group of elastic members (250, 260) mounted between the torque input element and torque output element. The at least one group of elastic members acts against rotation of the torque input element and the torque output element with respect to one another. The elastic members of the at least one group of elastic members are arranged in series by the at least one phasing member (320, 340) so that the elastic members of the at least one group of elastic members deform in phase with one another. The torque input element having at least one stop member (620) limiting rotation of the torque input elememt relative to the output element and relative to the at least one phasing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Valeo Embrayages
    Inventors: Gilles Lebas, Michael Hennebelle, Thibault Laforge, Emmanuel Commeine
  • Publication number: 20200208688
    Abstract: A clutch device including a reaction plate, a pressure plate, at least two friction disks coupled to an output component by means of damping device, the damping device including an annular web, guide washers, at least one resilient component mounted between the guide washers and the annular web, a first support rotationally coupled to the friction disks and to the guide washers, at least one of the guide washers and the first support being formed by a single support and guide part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: VALEO EMBRAYAGES
    Inventors: Gilles LEBAS, Emmanuel COMMEINE
  • Publication number: 20200096049
    Abstract: A device for compensating for axial play, notably for a motor vehicle, having a first element that is intended to be fixed axially with respect to a crankshaft, a second element that is intended to be fixed axially with respect to a gearbox, play compensation means having tabs that are elastically deformable in the axial direction, said tabs extending circumferentially between the first and second elements so as to transmit a torque from one element to the other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: VALEO EMBRAYAGES
    Inventors: Gilles LEBAS, Emmanuel COMMEINE
  • Patent number: 10570986
    Abstract: A vibration damping device for a motor vehicle, features a first movable element (13, 14) and a second movable element (15, 16) both rotatable around an axis X, at least one group of elastic members (25, 26) mounted between the first movable element and the second movable element and acting against rotation of the first movable element and second element with respect to one another, and a phasing member (32, 33) rotationally movable around the axis X. The first movable element (13, 14) and the second movable element (15, 16) are coaxial and capable of transmitting a torque. The phasing member (32, 33) includes a first portion (32) and a second portion (33), for arranging the elastic members of the at least one group in series so that the elastic members of each group deform in phase with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Valeo Embrayages
    Inventors: Gilles Lebas, Emmanuel Commeine, Roel Verhoog, Ivan Dutier, Thibault LaForge, Michael Hennebelle
  • Patent number: 10486519
    Abstract: The invention relates to a torque transmission device (1), having torque input means (2, 24) intended to be rotationally coupled to a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine (7), and torque output means (8) intended to be rotationally coupled to an input shaft (10) of a gearbox (36) and to a rotor (34) of an electric machine, the torque input means (2, 24) being capable of pivoting with respect to the torque output means (8) around an axis (X).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Valeo Embrayages
    Inventors: Gilles Lebas, Emmanuel Commeine
  • Patent number: 10240657
    Abstract: A torsional damping device (4) includes a first movable element (13, 14) and a second movable element (15, 16), a central hub rotationally coupled to the second element, at least one group of elastic members (25, 26) acting against rotation of the first element and second element with respect to one another, a phasing member having by two parts (32, 33) for arranging the elastic members of the at least one group of elastic members (25, 26) in series so that the elastic members (25, 26) of the at least one group deform in phase with one another, and a pendulum damper (48) rotationally connected to the phasing member. The first and second movable elements (13-14, 15-16) are coaxial and rotationally movable around an axis X. The phasing member (32, 33) is centered on the central hub by means of a pendulum support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Valeo Embrayages
    Inventors: Gilles Lebas, Roel Verhoog, Thibault Laforge, Franck Cailleret, Emmanuel Commeine
  • Patent number: 10100880
    Abstract: The invention relates to a release bearing (1), in particular for a motor vehicle, having a body (2) delimiting a pressure chamber (22), and a piston (18) mounted slidingly in the chamber (22), the piston (18) being intended to actuate a diaphragm as it slides with respect to the body (2), wherein the body (2) has at least one supply orifice (12) opening at one end into the pressure chamber (22) and at another end into a supply groove (8) configured on an outer surface (3) of the body (2), sealing means (11) being located on either side of said channel (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Valeo Embrayages
    Inventors: Emmanuel Commeine, Gilles Lebas
  • Publication number: 20170355257
    Abstract: The invention relates to a torque transmission device (1), having torque input means (2, 24) intended to be rotationally coupled to a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine (7), and torque output means (8) intended to be rotationally coupled to an input shaft (10) of a gearbox (36) and to a rotor (34) of an electric machine, the torque input means (2, 24) being capable of pivoting with respect to the torque output means (8) around an axis (X).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Gilles LEBAS, Emmanuel COMMEINE
  • Patent number: 9751391
    Abstract: A transmission assembly for a motor vehicle having a gearbox including a clutch, a clutch-release device, a reversible rotary electric machine provided with a rotor provided with a central opening, and an intermediate shaft between the clutch and the rotor of the electric machine, the shaft supporting the clutch-release device at the front and being inserted in the central opening of the rotor. The transmission assembly includes a dry friction clutch provided with a reaction plate, and comprises, at the front, a damping double flywheel configured such as to be attached to the crankshaft of the heat engine of the vehicle and to form the reaction plate of the dry friction clutch and, at the rear, a torsion damper configured such as to be rotatably connected to the input shaft of the gearbox, the rotor of the electric machine being attached to the torsion damper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Valeo Equipements Electriques Moteur
    Inventors: Fabien Lebeau, Khadija El Baraka, Svetislav Jugovic, Vicent Cornet, Gilles Lebas
  • Publication number: 20170211634
    Abstract: The invention relates to a release bearing (1), in particular for a motor vehicle, having a body (2) delimiting a pressure chamber (22), and a piston (18) mounted slidingly in the chamber (22), the piston (18) being intended to actuate a diaphragm as it slides with respect to the body (2), wherein the body (2) has at least one supply orifice (12) opening at one end into the pressure chamber (22) and at another end into a supply groove (8) configured on an outer surface (3) of the body (2), sealing means (11) being located on either side of said channel (8).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Emmanuel COMMEINE, Gilles LEBAS
  • Publication number: 20170023095
    Abstract: A torsional damping device (4) having: a first movable element (13, 14) and a second movable element (15, 16), coaxial and rotationally movable around an axis X; a central hub rotationally coupled to the second element; at least one group of elastic members (25, 26) acting against rotation of the first element and second element with respect to one another; a phasing member (32, 33) constituted by two parts (32, 33), for arranging the elastic members of that group in series so that the elastic members of each group deform in phase with one another; and a pendulum damper (48) rotationally connected to the phasing member, the phasing member being centered on the central hub by means of the pendulum support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Gilles LEBAS, Roel VERHOOG, Thibault LAFORGE, Franck CAILLERET, Emmanuel COMMEINE
  • Publication number: 20170023093
    Abstract: A torsional damping device (110) having a movable torque input element (130, 140), a movable torque output element (150), and at least one group of elastic members (250, 260) mounted between the torque input element and torque output element and acting against rotation of the torque input element and torque output element with respect to one another, the elastic members of this group being arranged in series by means of at least one phasing member (320, 340) in such a way that the elastic members of each group deform in phase with one another, the torque input element having at least one stop means (620) limiting its relative rotation with respect to the output element and with respect to the phasing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Gilles LEBAS, Michael HENNEBELLE, Thibault LAFORGE, Emmanuel COMMEINE
  • Publication number: 20170023070
    Abstract: A vibration damping device (330) for a motor vehicle, having: a first element (13, 14) and a second element (15, 16) that are rotationally movable around an axis X and capable of transmitting a torque; at least one group of elastic members (25, 26) mounted between the first element and the second element and acting against rotation of the first element and second element with respect to one another; a phasing member (32, 33), rotationally movable around the axis X and constituted by a first portion (32) and a second portion (33), for arranging the elastic members of that group in series so that the elastic members of each group deform in phase with one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Gilles LEBAS, Emmanuel COMMEINE, Roel VERHOOG, Ivan DUTIER, Thibault LAFORGE, Michael HENNEBELLE
  • Publication number: 20170021713
    Abstract: A transmission assembly for a motor vehicle is to be arranged between a combustion engine having a crankshaft and a gearbox having an input shaft. The assembly comprises an electric machine having an external stator and an internal rotor rotationally movable. The rotor has a central opening. An intermediate shaft passes through the central opening to be connected kinematically to the crankshaft and to the input shaft of the gearbox. A mechanical reducer is configured to rotationally couple the rotor and the intermediate shaft so that the rotation speed of the rotor is higher than the rotation speed of the intermediate shaft. A pendulum damper has a rotationally movable support member, and pendulum flyweights are mounted movably on the support member. The support member is rotationally integral with the rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Gilles LEBAS, Fabien LEBEAU
  • Publication number: 20150231957
    Abstract: A transmission assembly for a motor vehicle having a gearbox including a clutch, a clutch-release device, a reversible rotary electric machine provided with a rotor provided with a central opening, and an intermediate shaft between the clutch and the rotor of the electric machine, the shaft supporting the clutch-release device at the front and being inserted in the central opening of the rotor. The transmission assembly includes a dry friction clutch provided with a reaction plate, and comprises, at the front, a damping double flywheel configured such as to be attached to the crankshaft of the heat engine of the vehicle and to form the reaction plate of the dry friction clutch and, at the rear, a torsion damper configured such as to be rotatably connected to the input shaft of the gearbox, the rotor of the electric machine being attached to the torsion damper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Fabien Lebeau, Khadija El Baraka, Svetislav Jugovic, Vicent Cornet, Gilles Lebas
  • Publication number: 20150217632
    Abstract: A device for a motor vehicle transmission assembly comprising a support element (16) for supporting a stator (9) of an electric machine (3) and a fluidically operated clutch bearing (15), these being coaxial about an axis X, in which: the stator support element has a housing defined by an axial skirt (205) and an end wall (212) provided with a bore (202) for the passage of a shaft, coaxial with the axis X, the housing (201) comprising at least one locking cavity; and the clutch bearing extends at least partially inside the housing, the clutch bearing comprising an orifice for the passage of a shaft (7), coaxial with the axis X, and a body comprising at least one elastic locking tab (106) provided with a protuberance (107) collaborating with the locking cavity (207) to fix the clutch bearing on the stator support element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventors: Fabien Lebeau, Khadija El Baraka, Gilles Lebas, Christophe Mollier, Svetislav Jugovic
  • Publication number: 20150211583
    Abstract: A preassembled module for a motor vehicle transmission to be arranged between an engine block and gearbox is disclosed. A support element has elements for fixing to the engine block and/or the gearbox. A clutch bearing is mounted on the support element for actuating a clutch. An intermediate rotatable shaft has a splined end to collaborate with a hub of a friction disk of the clutch, and the intermediate shaft collaborates with the support element via a bearing supporting and guiding the rotation of the intermediate shaft with respect to the support element. An electric machine has an external stator supported by the support element and a rotor having a central opening through which the intermediate shaft passes. The rotor rotates as one with the intermediate shaft. A reaction plate of a clutch, on the gearbox side, which rotates as one with the intermediate shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Applicant: VALEO EQUIPEMENTS ELECTRIQUES MOTEUR
    Inventors: Svetislav Jugovic, Khadija El Baraka, Gilles Lebas, Fabien Lebeau, Christophe Mollier
  • Publication number: 20120251664
    Abstract: The invention concerns a fresh dairy product with low fat and sugar content and low energy density, comprising one or several satietogenic ingredients, as well as a method for making such a product. Said satietogenic ingredient(s) comprise proteins, in particular milk proteins and preferably serum milk proteins, associated with water-soluble dietary fibers and preferably viscosifying water-soluble dietary fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventors: Pierre AYMARD, Anne LLUCH, Véronique ARNOULT DELEST, Laurent SCHMITT, Antonio SANCHEZ HEREDERO, Jose-Enrique SOLER BADOSA, Deanna CARLSEN, Gilles LEBAS, Arnaud Lyothier, Benoît BERTHET, Fabienne DELOFFRE
  • Publication number: 20090130258
    Abstract: The invention concerns a fresh dairy product with low fat and sugar content and low energy density, comprising one or several satietogenic ingredients, as well as a method for making such a product. Said satietogenic ingredient(s) comprise viscosifying water-soluble dietary fibers among which at least one guar gum at least partly hydrolyzed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Inventors: Pierre Aymard, Anne Lluch, Veronique Arnoult Delest, Laurent Schmitt, Antonio Sanchez Heredero, Jose-Enrique Soler Badosa, Deanna Carlsen, Gilles Lebas, Arnaud Lyothier, Benoit Berthet, Fabienne Deloffre
  • Publication number: 20080199567
    Abstract: The invention concerns a fresh dairy product with low fat and sugar content and low energy density, comprising one or several satietogenic ingredients, as well as a method for making such a product. Said satietogenic ingredient(s) comprise proteins, in particular milk proteins and preferably serum milk proteins, associated with water-soluble dietary fibers and preferably viscosifying water-soluble dietary fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Inventors: Pierre Aymard, Anne Lluch, Veronique Arnoult Delest, Laurent Schmitt, Gilles Lebas, Arnaud Lyothier, Benoit Berthet, Fabienne Deloffre, Antonio Sanchez Heredero, Jose-Enrique Soler Badosa, Deanna Carlsen