Patents by Inventor Gilles Simon

Gilles Simon 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: 20210150293
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an electronic device (318) including: at least one radio frequency identification tag (302), coated with a resin block (304); a cover (316) forming, with the resin block, at least one notch (320a, 320b); and at least one contacting element (314a, 314b), located at the surface of the resin block inside of the notch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Loïc MARNAT, Gilles SIMON
  • Publication number: 20180258832
    Abstract: A coolant pump for providing a coolant to an engine includes a pump frame, a rotatable rotor shaft, a pulley wheel co-rotatably fixed to the rotor shaft, an axially shiftable ferromagnetic rotatable pump wheel, and an electromagnetic wet friction clutch arrangement. The pump wheel is axially shiftable with respect to the rotor shaft and the pump frame. The clutch arrangement comprises a static electromagnet, a clutch disk co-rotatably supported by the rotor shaft, a first clutch friction surface arranged at the clutch disk and a thereto corresponding second clutch friction surface arranged at the pump wheel, and a separate stop friction surface arranged at the pump wheel and a thereto corresponding static stop friction surface arranged at the static pump frame. The electromagnet, when fully energized, axially attracts the pump wheel so that the separate stop friction surface and the static stop friction surface engage to stop the pump wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: PIERBURG PUMP TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: ARNAUD FOURNIER, BERTRAND ELIE, LAURENT FINIDORI, GILLES RYBICKI, GILLES SIMON, FLORENT RANDOULET, MAXIME LEFERT
  • Patent number: 9726178
    Abstract: A coolant pump includes an impeller pump wheel, a pump housing defining an outlet volute, and an outlet valve arrangement. The pump housing comprises an outlet volute housing which defines a first outlet channel comprising a valve opening. The valve opening is defined by a valve seat which defines a valve seat plane and a symmetry plane. The symmetry plane is arranged in the middle of and rectangular to the valve seat plane. The outlet valve arrangement is in the first outlet channel and comprises a valve flap which opens/closes the valve opening. The valve flap comprises a flap seat corresponding to the valve seat. The valve flap rotates around a pivot axis parallel to the symmetry plane and having an eccentricity from the symmetry plane which is between 1/20 and 1/1 of a distance of the pivot axis to the valve seat plane when the valve flap is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: PIERBURG PUMP TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Arnaud Fournier, Pascal Georges, Gilles Simon
  • Patent number: 9689393
    Abstract: A coolant pump includes an outlet volute comprising a pivot axis, an impeller pump, a housing, and an outlet valve arrangement. The housing comprises an outlet volute housing defining the outlet volute and comprises a volute housing wall comprising a recess, and a first outlet channel comprising a valve opening. The outlet valve arrangement is disposed in the first outlet channel and comprises a valve body which opens or closes the valve opening. The valve body comprises a circle segment body comprising a proximal surface and a maximum outside radius. The circle segment body is rotated around the pivot axis. The proximal surface is distant from the pivot axis by an offset distance which is at least ¼ of the maximum outside radius. The recess houses the circle segment body in the closed valve position. A lateral distance of the pivot axis to the volute housing wall is approximately equal to the offset distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: PIERBURG PUMP TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Arnaud Fournier, Gilles Simon, Pascal Georges, Laurent Finidori
  • Patent number: 9464635
    Abstract: A mechanical coolant pump for an internal combustion engine includes a pump rotor wheel comprising rotor blades configured to pump a coolant radially outward. A non-rotating ring of pump stator blades is configured to encircle the pump rotor wheel. At least one of the pump stator blades is a static blade. At least one of the pump stator blades is a pivotable blade configured to pivot about a pivot axis arranged within the pivotable blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: PIERBURG PUMP TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Arnaud Fournier, Gilles Simon
  • Patent number: 9243649
    Abstract: An adjustable mechanical coolant pump for an internal combustion engine includes a pump rotor wheel comprising an axial inlet. The pump rotor wheel is configured to pump a coolant radially outwardly. Variable pump stator blades are arranged so as to pivot radially outwardly at a circle concentrically with the pump rotor wheel. A control ring is configured to pivot the variable pump stator blades when the control ring is rotated. An actuator is configured to rotate the control ring so as to pivot the variable pump stator blades between an open position and a closed position. A pump housing body is configured to support the variable pump stator blades and the control ring. A separate static blade holding frame is mounted to the pump housing body. The variable pump stator blades and the control ring are captively mounted at the separate static blade holding frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: PIERBURG PUMP TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Arnaud Fournier, Gilles Simon, Gabriel Mele, Eric Majchrzak, Gilles Magnier
  • Patent number: 8955471
    Abstract: A mechanical coolant pump for an internal combustion engine includes an outlet channel comprising an outlet valve and an outlet channel wall with a passing slit. An impeller is configured to pump a coolant into the outlet channel. The outlet valve comprises a shiftable flat valve plate configured to be shiftable in a transversal plane of the outlet channel through the passing slit of the outlet channel wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Pierburg Pump Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Gilles Simon, Arnaud Fournier
  • Publication number: 20150016967
    Abstract: A coolant pump includes an impeller pump wheel, a pump housing defining an outlet volute, and an outlet valve arrangement. The pump housing comprises an outlet volute housing which defines a first outlet channel comprising a valve opening. The valve opening is defined by a valve seat which defines a valve seat plane and a symmetry plane. The symmetry plane is arranged in the middle of and rectangular to the valve seat plane. The outlet valve arrangement is in the first outlet channel and comprises a valve flap which opens/closes the valve opening. The valve flap comprises a flap seat corresponding to the valve seat. The valve flap rotates around a pivot axis parallel to the symmetry plane and having an eccentricity from the symmetry plane which is between 1/20 and 1/1 of a distance of the pivot axis to the valve seat plane when the valve flap is open.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: PIERBURG PUMP TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Arnaud Fournier, Pascal Georges, Gilles Simon
  • Publication number: 20150016966
    Abstract: A coolant pump includes an outlet volute comprising a pivot axis, an impeller pump, a housing, and an outlet valve arrangement. The housing comprises an outlet volute housing defining the outlet volute and comprises a volute housing wall comprising a recess, and a first outlet channel comprising a valve opening. The outlet valve arrangement is disposed in the first outlet channel and comprises a valve body which opens or closes the valve opening. The valve body comprises a circle segment body comprising a proximal surface and a maximum outside radius. The circle segment body is rotated around the pivot axis. The proximal surface is distant from the pivot axis by an offset distance which is at least ¼ of the maximum outside radius. The recess houses the circle segment body in the closed valve position. A lateral distance of the pivot axis to the volute housing wall is approximately equal to the offset distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Pierburg Pump Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Arnaud Fournier, Gilles Simon, Pascal Georges, Laurent Finidori
  • Publication number: 20140056697
    Abstract: A mechanical coolant pump for an internal combustion engine includes a pump rotor wheel comprising rotor blades configured to pump a coolant radially outward. A non-rotating ring of pump stator blades is configured to encircle the pump rotor wheel. At least one of the pump stator blades is a static blade. At least one of the pump stator blades is a pivotable blade configured to pivot about a pivot axis arranged within the pivotable blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Pierburg Pump Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Arnaud Fournier, Gilles Simon
  • Publication number: 20130034427
    Abstract: An adjustable mechanical coolant pump for an internal combustion engine includes a pump rotor wheel comprising an axial inlet. The pump rotor wheel is configured to pump a coolant radially outwardly. Variable pump stator blades are arranged so as to pivot radially outwardly at a circle concentrically with the pump rotor wheel. A control ring is configured to pivot the variable pump stator blades when the control ring is rotated. An actuator is configured to rotate the control ring so as to pivot the variable pump stator blades between an open position and a closed position. A pump housing body is configured to support the variable pump stator blades and the control ring. A separate static blade holding frame is mounted to the pump housing body. The variable pump stator blades and the control ring are captively mounted at the separate static blade holding frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: PIERBURG PUMP TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Arnaud Fournier, Gilles Simon, Gabriel Mele, Eric Majchrzak, Gilles Magnier
  • Publication number: 20130011250
    Abstract: A mechanical coolant pump for an internal combustion engine includes a main pump body comprising a volute housing and an outlet channel. A pump wheel is arranged in the volute housing. The pump wheel is configured to pump a coolant into the outlet channel. A volute tongue wall comprising a flap is configured to be axially pivotable. The volute tongue wall is configured to separate the outlet channel from a volute. An outlet valve defined by the flap of the volute tongue wall in an open position forms an end of the volute tongue wall. The outlet valve is configured to control a coolant outlet flow of the mechanical coolant pump. A pivot axis of the flap is arranged adjacent to the volute housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: Pierburg Pump Technology GMBH
    Inventors: Arnaud Fournier, Gilles Simon
  • Publication number: 20120192816
    Abstract: A mechanical coolant pump for an internal combustion engine includes an outlet channel comprising an outlet valve and an outlet channel wall with a passing slit. An impeller is configured to pump a coolant into the outlet channel. The outlet valve comprises a shiftable flat valve plate configured to be shiftable in a transversal plane of the outlet channel through the passing slit of the outlet channel wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: PIERBURG PUMP TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Gilles Simon, Arnaud Fournier
  • Patent number: 8067842
    Abstract: The invention relates to the fabrication of integrated circuits in general, and notably the circuits of image sensors intended to form the electronic core of photographic apparatus or cameras. The chip is first aligned with respect to the package and then the package is aligned with respect to the optical system. The alignment of the chip with respect to the package is done optically. The alignment of the package with respect to the system is done mechanically with respect to the edges of the package. According to the invention, provision is made for optical marks to be provided on the package, these marks each having an edge aligned with a lateral edge of the package, so as to minimize the positioning errors which would be due to inaccurate positioning of the chip with respect to the edges of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: E2V Semiconductors
    Inventor: Gilles Simon
  • Publication number: 20110079291
    Abstract: A valve has a movable valve element extending across a passageway within a housing and a central aperture, either through the valve element itself or in an adjacent part of the housing, which is opened by movement of the valve element to allow fluid flow between an inlet and an outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Thierry BLIN, Gilles SIMON, Christophe BRAEM
  • Publication number: 20100001357
    Abstract: The invention relates to the fabrication of integrated circuits in general, and notably the circuits of image sensors intended to form the electronic core of photographic apparatus or cameras. The chip is first aligned with respect to the package and then the package is aligned with respect to the optical system. The alignment of the chip with respect to the package is done optically. The alignment of the package with respect to the system is done mechanically with respect to the edges of the package. According to the invention, provision is made for optical marks to be provided on the package, these marks each having an edge aligned with a lateral edge of the package, so as to minimize the positioning errors which would be due to inaccurate positioning of the chip with respect to the edges of the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Applicant: E2V SEMICONDUCTORS
    Inventor: Gilles Simon
  • Patent number: 7217590
    Abstract: The invention relates to very small-sized color image sensors. The sensor according to the invention is made by the following method: the formation, on the front face of the semiconductive wafer (10), of a series of active zones (ZA) comprising image detection circuits and each corresponding to a respective image sensor, each active zone comprising photosensitive zones (12) covered with conductive and insulating layers (14, 16) enabling the collection of electrical charges generated in the photosensitive zones, the transfer of the wafer (10) by its front face against the front face of a supporting substrate (20), the elimination of the major part of the thickness of the semiconductive wafer, leaving a very fine semiconductive layer (30) on the substrate, this fine semiconductive layer comprising the photosensitive zones, the deposition and etching of color filters (18) on the semiconductive layer thus thinned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Assignee: Atmel Grenoble S.A.
    Inventors: Eric Pourquier, Louis Brissot, Gilles Simon, Alain Jutant, Philippe Rommeveaux
  • Publication number: 20040251477
    Abstract: The invention relates to very small-sized color image sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2004
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Inventors: Eric Pourquier, Louis Brissot, Gilles Simon, Alain Jutant, Philippe Rommeveaux
  • Publication number: 20040080658
    Abstract: The invention relates to electronic cameras for visualization of light images. The camera (40) includes an electronic image sensor (42) having an active face (79) including an arrangement of photosensitive pixels forming a photosensitive surface (44), electrical conductors on the active face and a free face (102) on the opposite side from the active face, and an optics unit (46) including at least one lens (52) for focusing the light images on the photosensitive surface of the sensor. The optics unit of the camera is mechanically secured to the sensor and, in order to provide centered focusing of the light images on the photosensitive surface of the sensor, at least two positioning surfaces of the optics unit (72, 74) and of the sensor (79) are in direct mechanical contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2003
    Publication date: April 29, 2004
    Inventors: Pierre Cambou, Gilles Simon
  • Publication number: 20040051806
    Abstract: The invention relates to photosensitive sensors, especially electronic image sensors made using CMOS integrated circuit technology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2003
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Inventors: Pierre Cambou, Gilles Simon, Gilles Boucharlat