Patents by Inventor Jean-Francois Beland

Jean-Francois Beland 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: 20210023597
    Abstract: A metallic extruded profile has two parallel skins interconnected by a set of at least two webs running between extrusion edges of the profile and snap-fit features on joining edges permitting two instances of the profile to snap fit together along the joining edges, where a first web that is closest to snap-fit features of a first joining edge, is a curved web viewed from the extrusion edges. The curvature allows for both the curved web and skins to participate in snap-fit deformation, allowing for the deformation to be distributed over a large area, for a stiffer snap fit, and reduced plastic deformation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: National Research Council of Canada
    Inventors: Jean-Francois BELAND, Francois Nadeau
  • Publication number: 20180339218
    Abstract: The leg guard for protecting at least a shin of a wearer includes a shin guard body and a strap. A peripheral edge of the shin guard body defines part of a perimeter of the shin guard body. The shin guard body includes a first coupling base and a second coupling base disposed on one of the interior and exterior surfaces. A first coupler is disposed at a first end of the strap and is releasably attachable to the first coupling base at a plurality of first attachment points, and a second coupler is disposed at the second end of the strap and is releasably attachable to the second coupling base at one of a plurality of second attachment points. A length of a wrappable segment is adjustable by releasably attaching the second coupler to the second coupling base at another one of the plurality of second attachment points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Alexandre LAVALLEE, Jean-François BELAND
  • Publication number: 20160095371
    Abstract: A hockey shirt suitable for being worn by a hockey player and comprising (a) a torso portion having a head opening and a lower trunk opening; and (b) first and second sleeves, each of the first and second sleeves comprising biceps, elbow and forearm portions and a gripping zone provided on one of the biceps, elbow and forearm portions. The gripping zone is made of a material having a coefficient of friction sufficient for preventing movement between the hockey shirt and a hockey elbow pad worn by the hockey player.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Jean-Francois BELAND, Marc GAGNON
  • Patent number: 8832870
    Abstract: An adjustable hockey helmet includes a front shell that is longitudinally movable relative to a rear shell to adjust the length of the helmet. One or more substantially rigid straps or similar elements are attached to the front shell and extend to the interior of the rear shell. A cam mechanism or similar device is included on the rear shell for securing the straps directly or indirectly against the interior of the rear shell to prevent longitudinal movement of the front shell relative to the rear shell once the helmet is adjusted to a desired length. Alternatively, the one or more straps may be attached to the rear shell and the cam mechanism may be included on the front shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Easton Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: Guillaume Belanger, Jean-Francois Beland
  • Publication number: 20140026282
    Abstract: A sports glove, such as a hockey or lacrosse glove, includes inverted finger pads connected such that exterior gaps are not present between some or all of the adjacent pads when a wearer grips a stick or otherwise closes his or her hand. The inverted pads optionally include stiffening elements attached to or integral with their outer surfaces to provide additional protection to the wearer's fingers. The finger pads covering the base regions of the fingers optionally are attached to the main body of the glove via an elastic material or similar material that allows the finger pads to move away from the main body during closure of a wearer's hand. These finger pads may further be attached to the main body via an inelastic strap or similar feature that prevents the finger pads from being pulled forward beyond the rear housing or cover that overlies these finger pads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: EASTON SPORTS, INC.
    Inventors: Dmitry Rusakov, Jean-Francois Beland
  • Patent number: 8539616
    Abstract: The invention provides a shirt suitable for being worn by a sports player. The shirt comprises a torso portion having a head opening and a lower trunk opening; and first and second sleeves, each of the first and second sleeves comprising biceps, elbow and forearm portions and a gripping zone provided on one of the biceps, elbow and forearm portions. The gripping zone is made of a material having a coefficient of friction sufficient for preventing movement between said shirt and an elbow pad worn by the sports player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Bauer Hockey, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-François Béland, Marc Gagnon
  • Patent number: 8296868
    Abstract: An adjustable hockey helmet includes a front shell that is longitudinally movable relative to a rear shell to adjust the length of the helmet. One or more substantially rigid straps or similar elements are attached to the front shell and extend to the interior of the rear shell. A cam mechanism or similar device is included on the rear shell for securing the straps directly or indirectly against the interior of the rear shell to prevent longitudinal movement of the front shell relative to the rear shell once the helmet is adjusted to a desired length. Alternatively, the one or more straps may be attached to the rear shell and the cam mechanism may be included on the front shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Easton Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: Guillaume Belanger, Jean-Francois Beland
  • Publication number: 20120079646
    Abstract: A hockey helmet includes earpieces that are readily removable from the helmet without the need for tools or other objects, and without the need to remove screws or other components. The earpieces may be slidably attached to rails on a retention mechanism embedded in the foam helmet liner or to rails on the helmet shell itself. The helmet optionally includes an internal region of EPP foam fused or bonded between two thin polycarbonate layers, with the retention mechanism embedded within the EPP foam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventors: Guillaume Belanger, Jean-Francois Beland
  • Publication number: 20100319104
    Abstract: A hockey shirt suitable for being worn by a hockey player and comprising (a) a torso portion having a head opening and a lower trunk opening; and (b) first and second sleeves, each of the first and second sleeves comprising biceps, elbow and forearm portions and a gripping zone provided on one of the biceps, elbow and forearm portions. The gripping zone is made of a material having a coefficient of friction sufficient for preventing movement between the hockey shirt and a hockey elbow pad worn by the hockey player.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventors: Jean-François BÉLAND, Marc Gagnon
  • Patent number: 7647651
    Abstract: Shoulder pads for protecting a sports player having a thorax with left and right front regions and left and right rear regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Bauer Hockey, Inc.
    Inventors: Mathieu Contant, Jean-François Laperrière, Jean-François Béland
  • Patent number: 7591023
    Abstract: A hockey glove for receiving a hand of a player, the hand having a palm, a dorsal side, four fingers, each finger having palm and dorsal surfaces, lateral and medial surfaces, a proximate articulation, proximate, middle and distal phalanges with middle and distal articulations therebetween, and one thumb with palm and dorsal surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Bauer Hockey, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-François Béland, Mathieu Contant, Jean-François Laperrière
  • Patent number: 7562398
    Abstract: A hockey glove for receiving a hand of a player, the hand having a palm, index finger, middle finger, third finger and little finger, each finger having inner, dorsal, lateral and medial surfaces, proximate, middle and distal phalanges, one thumb with palm and dorsal surfaces, and a medial side with a C-shaped edge between the thumb and the index finger, the hockey glove comprising: (a) a side finger web for facing the lateral and medial surfaces of each finger, the side finger web having a lower web periphery; (b) a palm sheet for facing the palm of the hand and the palm surface of the fingers and thumb, the palm sheet having a palm periphery with a portion connected to the lower web periphery for defining first, second, third and fourth finger gussets for respectively receiving the four fingers; (c) a side pad for covering at least partially the medial side of the hand, the side pad having a top portion and a side portion with an edge for overlapping the C-shaped edge of the medial side of the hand; and (d)
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Bauer Nike Hockey Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-François Béland, Brad James, Jean-François Laperrière, Mathieu Contant
  • Publication number: 20090044315
    Abstract: An adjustable hockey helmet includes a front shell that is longitudinally movable relative to a rear shell to adjust the length of the helmet. One or more substantially rigid straps or similar elements are attached to the front shell and extend to the interior of the rear shell. A cam mechanism or similar device is included on the rear shell for securing the straps directly or indirectly against the interior of the rear shell to prevent longitudinal movement of the front shell relative to the rear shell once the helmet is adjusted to a desired length. Alternatively, the one or more straps may be attached to the rear shell and the cam mechanism may be included on the front shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventors: Guillaume Belanger, Jean-Francois Beland
  • Publication number: 20080034469
    Abstract: A hockey glove for receiving a hand of a player, the hand having a palm, a dorsal side, four fingers, each finger having palm and dorsal surfaces, lateral and medial surfaces, a proximate articulation, proximate, middle and distal phalanges with middle and distal articulations therebetween, and one thumb with palm and dorsal surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Beland, Mathieu Contant, Jean-Francois Laperriere
  • Publication number: 20080034471
    Abstract: A hockey glove for receiving a hand of a player, the hand having a palm, index finger, middle finger, third finger and little finger, each finger having inner, dorsal, lateral and medial surfaces, proximate, middle and distal phalanges, one thumb with palm and dorsal surfaces, and a medial side with a C-shaped edge between the thumb and the index finger, the hockey glove comprising: (a) a side finger web for facing the lateral and medial surfaces of each finger, the side finger web having a lower web periphery; (b) a palm sheet for facing the palm of the hand and the palm surface of the fingers and thumb, the palm sheet having a palm periphery with a portion connected to the lower web periphery for defining first, second, third and fourth finger gussets for respectively receiving the four fingers; (c) a side pad for covering at least partially the medial side of the hand, the side pad having a top portion and a side portion with an edge for overlapping the C-shaped edge of the medial side of the hand; and (d)
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Beland, Brad James, Jean-Francois Laperriere, Mathieu Contant
  • Publication number: 20070050884
    Abstract: Shoulder pads for protecting a sports player having a thorax with left and right front regions and left and right rear regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Publication date: March 8, 2007
    Inventors: Mathieu Contant, Jean-François Laperrière, Jean-François Béland
  • Patent number: D537211
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: Bauer Nike Hockey Inc.
    Inventors: Mathieu Contant, Jean-François Béland
  • Patent number: D541487
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Bauer Nike Hockey Inc.
    Inventor: Jean-François Béland
  • Patent number: RE47747
    Abstract: An adjustable hockey helmet includes a front shell that is longitudinally movable relative to a rear shell to adjust the length of the helmet. One or more substantially rigid straps or similar elements are attached to the front shell and extend to the interior of the rear shell. A cam mechanism or similar device is included on the rear shell for securing the straps directly or indirectly against the interior of the rear shell to prevent longitudinal movement of the front shell relative to the rear shell once the helmet is adjusted to a desired length. Alternatively, the one or more straps may be attached to the rear shell and the cam mechanism may be included on the front shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: BAUER HOCKEY, LLC
    Inventors: Guillaume Belanger, Jean-Francois Beland
  • Patent number: RE48048
    Abstract: An adjustable hockey helmet includes a front shell that is longitudinally movable relative to a rear shell to adjust the length of the helmet. One or more substantially rigid straps or similar elements are attached to the front shell and extend to the interior of the rear shell. A cam mechanism or similar device is included on the rear shell for securing the straps directly or indirectly against the interior of the rear shell to prevent longitudinal movement of the front shell relative to the rear shell once the helmet is adjusted to a desired length. Alternatively, the one or more straps may be attached to the rear shell and the cam mechanism may be included on the front shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: BAUER HOCKEY, LLC
    Inventors: Guillaume Belanger, Jean-Francois Beland