Patents by Inventor Jean P. Noel

Jean P. Noel 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: 5303610
    Abstract: This brake, suitable for being connected to a brake cable (6), comprises a toothed sector (1) fitted with a dentation (2) which sector is intended to be fixed to the floor of the vehicle, a pawl (9) provided with locking teeth (13) interacting with the dentation (2) of the sector and a hollow manual gripping lever (5) equipped with an internal push-button rod (7), one end (7a) of which interacts with the pawl in order to keep it in the locking position of the brake due to the thrust of a return spring (14); the pawl (9), articulated about a pin (11), interacts with a member (17), which may be an additional tooth (17) forming part of an over-moulded covering (16) on the metal body (12) of the pawl, positioned between the teeth (13) of the locking mechanism and the pin (11), or an intermediate member which is not integrally connected to the pawl; this member is dimensioned in order to slide over the dentation (2) while the lever (5) is being operated, thereby keeping the teeth (13) of the locking mechanism away
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1994
    Assignee: Rockwell Body Component Systems
    Inventors: Jean P. Noel, Bruno Gertsch
  • Patent number: 5056633
    Abstract: This clutch comprises centrifugal weights (11) which are arranged radially in a hub (12) fastened to the output shaft (2) of an electric motor (1), returned to the position of rest by means of springs (21), and which, when the centrifugal force is sufficient, can come into engagement with the axial ends (26a) of an elastic ring (26) capable of transmitting the torque of the shaft (2) frictionally to a part (28) carrying an input pinion toothing (4) of a gear train for controlling the part to be driven. This arrangement simplifies the structure of the clutch in comparison with that of known clutches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1991
    Assignee: Rockwell-CIM
    Inventor: Jean P. Noel
  • Patent number: 4926986
    Abstract: The clutch comprises at least one weight (11), and preferably two weights, disposed in a bell element (3) radially of the output shaft (2) of the motor (1), subjected to the action of an elastic element (21) for biasing the weight to a de-clutched position at rest, and capable of being driven by centrifugal force developed by the rotation of the shaft (2) of the motor (1) to a clutching position in which the weight engages the bell element (3). The bell element (3) is provided internally with a stressed spring (24) which frictionally bears against the inner wall of the bell element and is provided with at least one clutch dog (24a), and preferably two clutch dogs, cooperative with the weight or weights (11). The spring (24) limits the torque and permits avoiding rebounds in the event of a sudden stoppage of the bell element (3) at the end of the travel of the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1990
    Assignee: Rockwell-CIM
    Inventor: Jean P. Noel
  • Patent number: 4736829
    Abstract: A clutch is adapted to be interposed between an electric motor (1) and a gear train (5) for driving a screw on which is mounted a sleeve controlling a locking element. The clutch comprises weights (11) disposed in a hollow member (3) in a position radially of an output shaft (2) of the motor (1), said weights being biased by return springs (21) toward a de-clutched position of rest and being capable of being driven by the rotation of the shaft (2) to a clutching position in which they are engaged with the member (3). The weights (11) are mounted in a support constituted by a hub (12) defining a cavity (15) for the weights and by a cover (16) which closes said cavity (15) and is fixed to the hub (12). The cover (16) is adapted to permit the radial displacement of the weights (11) toward the member (3) under the effect of centrifugal force. This structure facilitates the placing in position of the weights and their assembly by an automatic machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1988
    Assignee: Rockwell-CIM
    Inventor: Jean P. Noel
  • Patent number: 4491717
    Abstract: A radiation-tight coupling arrangement for coupling a machining laser to a hot cell containing radioactive material, comprising a cell flange integrally formed on the confinement wall which defines a cell opening, a cell door formed to interlock tightly with the cell flange, thereby closing the cell opening, an elongated container movably arranged in the sleeve and having a container flange defining a container opening and connected by a sealing bellows, a container door formed to interlock tightly with the container flange and to interlock with the cell door when the container flange interlocks with the cell flange, and a machining line translationally arranged in the container. When the container is in a retracted position, a radiation blocking drum intervenes between the cell opening and the container opening. The radiation blocking drum is rotated to allow the container to translate toward the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1985
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique
    Inventors: Jean Geffroy, Charles Glachet, Maurice Moulin, Jean P. Noel
  • Patent number: 4452058
    Abstract: The latch comprises a latching mechanism, a locking mechanism, an electric motor actuating device for the locking mechanism and a key for manually actuating the locking mechanism and controlling the supply of current to the actuating device. The motor has an output gear which is located in the case of the latch and directly drives an element of the locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 5, 1984
    Assignee: Compagnie Industrielle de Mecanismes
    Inventor: Jean P. Noel
  • Patent number: 4203621
    Abstract: The lock is of the type comprising a pivotal fork member movable between an unlocking position towards which it is biased resiliently and a locking position. A detent means is carried by an arm of a pivotal first lever which has two arms and is movable between a retaining position and a releasing position relative to a projecting portion of said fork member and biased towards the releasing position by an unlocking force exerted on the fork member. A second lever is mounted to pivot between a first position, towards which it is returned resiliently and in which it locks an end of the second arm of the first lever when the first lever is in its retaining position, and a second position in which it releases said end and towards which it can be shifted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1980
    Assignee: Compagnie Industrielle de Mecanismes
    Inventors: Jean P. Noel, Marcel Party