Patents by Inventor Gilles Rousseau

Gilles Rousseau 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: 20190285557
    Abstract: An apparatus for inspecting a component of an aerial power line. A frame has a support member extending along a support member axis. The support member is mountable about the power line in proximity to the component. The support member is rotatable about the line axis upon being mounted about the power line. A stabilizing member is mountable to a stabilizing structure separate from the power line. The stabilizing member is mountable to the support member to rotate the support member about the line axis. A source of electromagnetic imaging energy is mounted to the support member and has an emitter to face the component. A detector is mounted to the support member at a distance from the source to position the component between the source and the detector. The source and/or the detector is displaceable along the support member axis to vary the distance separating the detector and source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Nicolas POULIOT, Gilles ROUSSEAU, Marco LEPAGE, Fran├žois MORIN, Pierre-Luc RICHARD, Eric LAVOIE
  • Patent number: 7950298
    Abstract: A motorized bracelet assembly for ultrasonic crack detection in a pipe. The bracelet has a motorized frame adapted for installation around the pipe and a sliding arrangement slideably mounted onto the frame. The sliding arrangement guides a displacement of sensor modules in periphery of the pipe. A first driving device controllably drives the sliding arrangement and thereby displacing the sensor modules in periphery of the pipe at desired operating positions. The bracelet comprises biasing devices for biasing the sensor modules against the pipe and a second driving device for controllably driving the frame along the axial direction of the pipe at a desired operating position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Hydro-Quebec
    Inventors: Eric Lavoie, Gilles Rousseau
  • Publication number: 20090038398
    Abstract: A motorized bracelet assembly for ultrasonic crack detection in a pipe. The bracelet has a motorized frame adapted for installation around the pipe and a sliding arrangement slideably mounted onto the frame. The sliding arrangement guides a displacement of sensor modules in periphery of the pipe. A first driving device controllably drives the sliding arrangement and thereby displacing the sensor modules in periphery of the pipe at desired operating positions. The bracelet comprises biasing devices for biasing the sensor modules against the pipe and a second driving device for controllably driving the frame along the axial direction of the pipe at a desired operating position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Applicant: Hydro-Quebec
    Inventors: Eric Lavoie, Gilles Rousseau