Patents by Inventor Jean-Louis Compeau

Jean-Louis Compeau 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: 10694889
    Abstract: The invention relates to a handle for a cooking vessel that includes at least one thermoelectric generator thermally connected to a heat sink. The invention is characterised in that the handle has an inner cavity that extends longitudinally over at least one third of the length of the handle, and the heat sink extends longitudinally inside the cavity through at least two thirds of the length thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Compeau, Benoît Linglin
  • Patent number: 10646074
    Abstract: The invention relates to a handle for a cooking vessel or lid that includes at least one thermoelectric generator. The invention is characterized in that the handle has a releasable locking device and the thermoelectric generator has at least one first contact surface thermally connected to a thermal coupling part that comes into contact under stress with a portion of the cooking vessel or lid when the releasable locking device of the handle is in a locked position on the cooking vessel or lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Compeau
  • Patent number: 10193050
    Abstract: The invention relates to a handle for a cooking vessel that includes at least one thermoelectric generator. The thermoelectric generator includes at least a first contact surface thermally connected to a heat sink and the heat sink is formed from a material that undergoes a phase transition when heated to temperatures varying between 50° C. and 70° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Compeau
  • Publication number: 20170244020
    Abstract: The invention relates to a handle for a cooking vessel that includes at least one thermoelectric generator. The thermoelectric generator includes at least a first contact surface thermally connected to a heat sink and the heat sink is formed from a material that undergoes a phase transition when heated to temperatures varying between 50° C. and 70° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Compeau
  • Publication number: 20170224154
    Abstract: The invention relates to a handle for a cooking vessel that includes at least one thermoelectric generator thermally connected to a heat sink. The invention is characterised in that the handle has an inner cavity that extends longitudinally over at least one third of the length of the handle, and the heat sink extends longitudinally inside the cavity through at least two thirds of the length thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Compeau, Benoît Linglin
  • Publication number: 20170224175
    Abstract: The invention relates to a handle for a cooking vessel or lid that includes at least one thermoelectric generator. The invention is characterized in that the handle has a releasable locking device and the thermoelectric generator has at least one first contact surface thermally connected to a thermal coupling part that comes into contact under stress with a portion of the cooking vessel or lid when the releasable locking device of the handle is in a locked position on the cooking vessel or lid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Compeau
  • Patent number: 8387291
    Abstract: A steam iron having a boiling compartment (15) for producing steam and a steam distribution circuit with a smoothing brush (3) including a head (31) equipped with at least one hole (32) for emitting a flow of steam, characterized in that it contains a steam flow acceleration device (4) that generates a puff of air to increase the steam flow rate at the outlet of the smoothing brush (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Compeau, Denis Paccaud, Martin Krebs, Dierk Spatz
  • Publication number: 20110146116
    Abstract: A steam iron having a boiling compartment (15) for producing steam and a steam distribution circuit with a smoothing brush (3) including a head (31) equipped with at least one hole (32) for emitting a flow of steam, characterized in that it contains a steam flow acceleration device (4) that generates a puff of air to increase the steam flow rate at the outlet of the smoothing brush (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Compeau, Denis Paccaud, Martin Krebs, Dierk Spatz
  • Patent number: 7127839
    Abstract: An iron including an additive reservoir and a device for spreading the additive onto an article. The reservoir contains at least one additive packaged in the form of microcapsules in suspension in a liquid, the microcapsules having membranes made of a material that is chemically compatible with the materials of the device used for spreading the additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Stèphanie Pessayre, Jean Louis Compeau, Bertrand Couet
  • Patent number: 7040047
    Abstract: The invention relates to an iron comprising a sole plate which forms the ironing surface. An oxidation catalyst, which is active on organic dirt, covers the ironing surface. Said catalyst is active when the soleplate reaches a temperature which is at least equal to or higher than 90° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignees: SEB S.A., CNRS
    Inventors: Henry Boulud, Stephanie Pessayre, Jean-Louis Compeau, Jean-Claude Bertolini
  • Publication number: 20040181979
    Abstract: A clothes iron appliance composed of a water reservoir, a steam chamber, and an electro-osmotic pump having a porous body disposed to pump water from the reservoir to the steam chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Applicant: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Jean Louis Compeau, Jean Pierre Debourg
  • Publication number: 20040172868
    Abstract: The invention relates to an iron comprising a sole plate which forms the ironing surface. An oxidation catalyst, which is active on organic dirt, covers the ironing surface. Said catalyst is active when the soleplate reaches a temperature which is at least equal to or higher than 90° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2003
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Inventors: Henry Boulud, Stephanie Pessayre, Jean-Louis Compeau, Jean-Claude Bertolini
  • Publication number: 20020053562
    Abstract: A heating element for a soleplate of an iron, composed of: a substrate constituted by a plate containing aluminum; an insulator covering one surface of the plate; and a heating circuit carried by the insulator, wherein the insulator includes an anodized oxide layer having a thickness between 10 and 200 microns and resistant to abrupt temperature variations of the plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2001
    Publication date: May 9, 2002
    Applicant: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Pascal Cuillery, Jean-Louis Compeau