Patents by Inventor Jean-Nicolas Guyomard

Jean-Nicolas Guyomard 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: 20200343501
    Abstract: The invention relates to a battery support housing (1) comprising a cover (2) capable of being attached to the chassis of a vehicle and a support structure (3) capable of receiving an electric battery (B), said support structure (3) being composed of a main face (3a), at least a part of the periphery of which is equipped with a rim (3b), characterized in that at least one zone of the support structure (3) is manufactured by combining a plurality of materials, which materials comprise at least one ductile material, a resistant material and an assembly material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Sergio Da Costa Pito, Emmanuel Henon, Jean-Nicolas Guyomard, Emmanuel Rudloff, Guillaume Lair
  • Patent number: 10556501
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sealing device (1) for the front-end air intake of a motor vehicle, including: a supporting frame (5) comprising two longitudinal crossmembers (5a), parallel to one another, and two side posts (5b), perpendicular to said longitudinal crossmembers (5a) and connecting said longitudinal crossmembers (5a); at least one flap (3), pivotably mounted about an axis (A) for pivoting between a sealing position and an open position, said at least one flap (3) being installed within the supporting frame (5); at least one electric control element (13) that controls the positioning of the flap(s) (3) and is capable of being connected to the electric system of the motor vehicle by at least one electricity supply cable (20), the supporting frame (5) comprising at least one device (15) for snap-fit attachment of the electricity supply cable(s) (20), said snap-fit device (15) being integral with said supporting frame (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Herlem, Jean-Nicolas Guyomard
  • Publication number: 20190039452
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sealing device (1) for the front-end air intake of a motor vehicle, including: a supporting frame (5) comprising two longitudinal crossmembers (5a), parallel to one another, and two side posts (5b), perpendicular to said longitudinal crossmembers (5a) and connecting said longitudinal crossmembers (5a); at least one flap (3), pivotably mounted about an axis (A) for pivoting between a sealing position and an open position, said at least one flap (3) being installed within the supporting frame (5); at least one electric control element (13) that controls the positioning of the flap(s) (3) and is capable of being connected to the electric system of the motor vehicle by at least one electricity supply cable (20), the supporting frame (5) comprising at least one device (15) for snap-fit attachment of the electricity supply cable(s) (20), said snap-fit device (15) being integral with said supporting frame (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Herlem, Jean-Nicolas Guyomard
  • Publication number: 20180186108
    Abstract: Fastening element (10, 20, 30, 40) provided with a first end (16, 26, 36, 46) and a cavity (11) for receiving a complementary element therein, wherein the cavity (11) extends from the first end (16, 26) of the fastening element (10, 20, 30, 40) in an axial direction with respect to said fastening element (10, 20, 30, 40) towards a second end (17, 27, 37, 47), the fastening element (10, 20, 30, 40) having an outer wall which extends between the first end (16, 26, 36, 46) and the second end (17, 27, 37, 47), the outer wall comprising a wavy surface. The invention also relates to an assembly comprising an article and such a fastening element, and also to a front end module for a motor vehicle and to the fastening method comprising such a fastening element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Jean-Nicolas Guyomard, Jean-Louis Lanard
  • Patent number: 10011306
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a motor vehicle facade module (1) comprising a support piece (3, 5, 7, 9) comprising: —a first part (11) comprising an upper crossmember (3) having a first reinforcement (10), —a second part (13) made of plastic and comprising: lateral uprights (7), and at least two portions (15) configured for assembly with the first part (11), the at least one portion (15) comprising a second reinforcement (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignees: Valeo Systemes Thermiques, Valeo Japan Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Lanard, Issmail Meskin, Julien Dallery, Jean-Nicolas Guyomard
  • Publication number: 20160311472
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a motor vehicle facade module (1) comprising a support piece (3, 5, 7, 9) comprising:—a first part (11) comprising an upper crossmember (3) having a first reinforcement (10),—a second part (13) made of plastic and comprising: lateral uprights (7), and at least two portions (15) configured for assembly with the first part (11), the at least one portion (15) comprising a second reinforcement (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Applicants: Valeo Systemes Thermiques, Valeo Japan Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Lanard, Issmail Meskin, Julien Dallery, Jean-Nicolas Guyomard
  • Patent number: 8998300
    Abstract: A front-end module for a vehicle, particularly a motor vehicle, includes a support frame (1) and at least one flange (2) for coupling the support frame (1) to a chassis of the vehicle, the flange (2) being configured so as to enable the free positioning of the module relative to the chassis within a plane orthogonal to a direction X of movement of the vehicle, as well as the attachment of the module onto the chassis in accordance with the positioning, the flange (2) and the support frame (1) being mutually configured so as to be attached to each other while enabling the movement of one relative to the other in the direction X in the event of impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Lanard, Jean-Nicolas Guyomard, Leonardo Camargo
  • Patent number: 8998306
    Abstract: A front-end module (1) for a motor vehicle; includes a supporting part (3, 7, 8), wherein the supporting part (3, 7, 8) includes two headlight brackets (5), each of which is attached onto a separate side of the supporting part (3, 7, 8), the headlight bracket (5) including a mechanism (53) for attaching the supporting part (3, 7, 8) to an attachment area (4), thus forming an attachment axis (A) about which the headlight bracket (5) can pivot relative to the mounting part (3, 7, 8) in the event of an impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Jean-Nicolas Guyomard, Leonardo Camargo
  • Publication number: 20140232137
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a front-end module (1) for a motor vehicle, comprising a supporting part (3, 7, 8), wherein said supporting part (3, 7, 8) includes two headlight brackets (5), each of which is attached onto a separate side of the supporting part (3, 7, 8), said headlight bracket (5) comprising a means (53) for attaching the supporting part (3, 7, 8) to an attachment area (4), thus forming an attachment axis (A) about which said headlight bracket (5) can pivot relative to the mounting part (3, 7, 8) in the event of an impact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: VALEO SYSTEMES THERMIQUES
    Inventors: Jean-Nicolas Guyomard, Leonardo Camargo
  • Publication number: 20140197661
    Abstract: The invention relates to a front-end module for a vehicle, particularly a motor vehicle, including a support frame (1) and at least one flange (2) for coupling the support frame (1) to a chassis of the vehicle, said flange (2) being configured so as to enable the free positioning of the module relative to the chassis within a plane orthogonal to a direction X of movement of the vehicle, as well as the attachment of said module onto said chassis in accordance with said positioning, said flange (2) and said support frame (1) being mutually configured so as to be attached to each other while enabling the movement of one relative to the other in said direction X in the event of impact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Lanard, Jean-Nicolas Guyomard, Leonardo Camargo
  • Patent number: 8454291
    Abstract: A device for attaching an element to a holder, the device including a screw having a body and a head, the screw body being able to pass through an opening of the element and to penetrate the holder, and a washer surrounding the screw body when the washer is inserted between the head of the screw and the element, characterized in that the washer comprises an external periphery and an internal periphery each having at least one protruding portion, each protruding portion being able to penetrate respectively the element and the holder to provide the attachment between the element and the holder. Also, an attachment method using such a device, and a front face with including device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Valeo Systems Thermiques S.A.S.
    Inventor: Jean-Nicolas Guyomard
  • Patent number: 8313138
    Abstract: A motor vehicle front face of the metal/plastic composite type, comprising at least one metal insert (16) over which a first plastic part (32) is overmolded and at least one metal element (20) produced by hydroforming over which a second plastic part (22) is overmolded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Jean-Nicolas Guyomard, Valérie Sandjivy, Jean-Louis Lanard
  • Publication number: 20090302642
    Abstract: Motor vehicle front face of the metal/plastic composite type, comprising at least one metal insert (16) over which a first plastic part (32) is overmolded and at least one metal element (20) produced by hydroforming over which a second plastic part (22) is overmolded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventors: Jean-Nicolas Guyomard, Valerie Sandjivy, Jean-Louis Lanard
  • Publication number: 20090028661
    Abstract: Device for attaching an element (20) to a holder (22) comprising a screw (4) including a body (10) and a head (8), intended to pass through an opening (24) of the element (20) and to penetrate the holder (22), and a washer (6) intended to surround the screw (4) while being inserted between the head (8) of the screw and the element (20). The washer (6) comprises an external periphery (14) and an internal periphery (16) each having at least one protruding portion (30, 32) intended to penetrate respectively the element (20) and the holder (22) to provide the attachment. Attachment method using such a device. Front face with a such device. Application to motor vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventor: Jean-Nicolas Guyomard
  • Publication number: 20080116701
    Abstract: The composite structure of the invention comprises a metal insert (10) having a shaped core (12) of chosen profile, possessing two opposed marginal regions (18), and a plastic reinforcement (28) overmolded on at least part of the insert. The core (12) of the insert includes at least one deep-drawn portion (24) which extends in a generally transverse direction with respect to at least one of the marginal regions (18) of the core, whereas the reinforcement (28) includes at least one reinforcing element (32) which covers the deep-drawn portion (24) and which connects two end regions (30) of the reinforcement (28) covering the two marginal regions (18) of the core, respectively. Application particularly to motor vehicle front faces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2005
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Inventors: Francois Boumaza, Jean-Louis Lanard, Jean-Nicolas Guyomard
  • Patent number: 6672416
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device for fixing a piece of equipment for a motor vehicle, in particular a heat exchanger (20), on a structural element of the vehicle (10) such as a front surface module. The invention is characterised in that the device comprises at least two shoes (30) arranged on either side of the piece of equipment (20), while the structural element (10) comprises at least two substantially parallel internal edges (11a, 11b) defining an open part (15) wherein is mounted the piece of equipment (20). Each shoe is supported on one of the edges (11a, 11b) and on an external top surface (24) of the piece of equipment and made in a deformable material such that the piece of equipment (20) is force-mounted between the shoes (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Assignee: Valeo Thermique Moteur
    Inventors: Jean-Nicolas Guyomard, Jacques Sigonneau, Eric Cantineau
  • Patent number: 6612387
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device wherein the equipment and the support formed by the motor vehicle structural element are assembled in at least one point by to matching co-operating element. The equipment co-operating element is elastically deformable for being spaced from or brought close to the support, to enable direct interlocking at said point for mounting with means for cushioning the equipment on the support. The equipment is in particular a heat exchanger comprising an array of tubes assembled at each of their opposite ends by a collector plate closed by a fluid box, the equipment co-operating element being then a structural part of the fluid box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Assignees: Valeo Thermique Moteur, Valeo Vision
    Inventors: Jean-Nicolas Guyomard, Jacques Sigonneau, Jean-Claude Naty
  • Patent number: 6571898
    Abstract: The mounting device has at least two receiving blocks on a load-bearing structure, each block having two face-to-face parallel ribs, as well as at least two damping studs. Each is produced from an elastically deformable material and includes two parallel grooves able to interact, by sliding, with the two parallel ribs of a receiving block. Each damping stud also has a bearing face suitable for interacting with an item of equipment, as well as having an abutment face suitable for interacting with the receiving block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Assignee: Valeo Thermique Moteur
    Inventor: Jean-Nicolas Guyomard
  • Patent number: 6499871
    Abstract: The invention concerns a lighting or signalling equipment for a motor vehicle comprising a housing and adjustable means for fixing said housing on a structural part of the vehicle, and stop means countering the headlamp displacement in a specific direction to define a reference position for said headlamp relative to the car body. The invention is characterized in that the adjustable fixing means comprise a rotary fixing member capable of co-operating with said structural part and driving during an initial phase of its rotation means forming a cam capable of urging the equipment in said specific direction. The invention also concerning adapted structural element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Assignee: Valeo Thermique Moteur
    Inventor: Jean-Nicolas Guyomard
  • Patent number: 6474727
    Abstract: Fixing of a fluid reservoir onto a part of the vehicle provided for this purpose. The reservoir is fixed onto the front-face module of the vehicle. A housing corresponding to the reservoir is provided in the module, into which the reservoir is inserted, then fixed by clipping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Assignee: Valeo Thermique Moteur
    Inventor: Jean-Nicolas Guyomard