Patents by Inventor Joseph Normand

Joseph Normand 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: 9668534
    Abstract: A shoe including a sole assembly; an upper including a first envelope that includes a lower portion designed to surround the foot of a user; and an upper portion designed to surround the ankle or the ankle and a portion of the lower leg of the user; and an information transmission band that includes a first portion affixed to the sole assembly and/or the lower portion of the first envelope by a connection device, such as stitches; and a second portion designed to wrap around the upper portion of the first envelope, extending the first portion and including a first fastening device that cooperates with a second fastening device affixed to the upper portion of the first envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: SALOMON S.A.S.
    Inventor: Joseph Normand
  • Patent number: 9539853
    Abstract: A spoke including a metallic core covered, at least in its central portion, with a sheath of composite material comprised of an assembly of fibers embedded in a matrix, the core including an end portion adapted to be attached to the rim or the hub of a wheel, and a main body whose cross-sectional surface area is between 30% and 50% or, in a particular embodiment, between 35% and 45%, of the cross-sectional surface area of the aforementioned end portion. Furthermore, in the area of the main body, the sheath has a cross section between 150% and 500% or, in a particular embodiment, between 150% and 350%, of the cross section of the metallic core in the same area. The metal core includes two mechanical anchoring zones, positioned in the vicinity of its ends, on both sides of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: MAVIC S.A.S.
    Inventors: Michel Davoine, Claude Righini, Joseph Normand
  • Publication number: 20150096196
    Abstract: The invention related to a shoe comprising: a sole assembly; an upper comprising a first envelope comprising: a lower portion designed to surround the foot of a user; and an upper portion designed to surround the ankle or the ankle and a portion of the lower leg of the user; and an information transmission band comprising: a first portion affixed to the sole assembly and/or the lower portion of the first envelope by a connection device, such as stitches; and a second portion designed to wrap around the upper portion of the first envelope, extending the first portion and comprising a first fastening device that cooperates with a second fastening device affixed to the upper portion of the first envelope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: SALOMON S.A.S.
    Inventor: Joseph NORMAND
  • Patent number: 8905492
    Abstract: Quick-release skewer including a longitudinal rod with first and second clamping abutments at first and second ends of the rod, a lever pivotally mounted on the first end of the rod, the lever having a cam, a movable support member between the periphery of the cam and a first outer abutment surface, the movable support member including a locking surface capable of coming into contact with the cam and separated from the first outer abutment surface by a distance D1, the movable support member including an unlocking surface capable of coming into contact with the cam and separated from the first outer abutment surface by a distance D2 that is less than D1. The difference between D1 and D2 is between 2.0 and 4.0 mm. When the support member is in a locking position, the cam contacts the locking surface; in the unlocking position, the cam contacts the unlocking surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Mavic S.A.S.
    Inventors: Joseph Normand, Jean-Pierre Mercat
  • Publication number: 20130285436
    Abstract: A spoke including a metallic core covered, at least in its central portion, with a sheath of composite material comprised of an assembly of fibers embedded in a matrix, the core including an end portion adapted to be attached to the rim or the hub of a wheel, and a main body whose cross-sectional surface area is between 30% and 50% or, in a particular embodiment, between 35% and 45%, of the cross-sectional surface area of the aforementioned end portion. Furthermore, in the area of the main body, the sheath has a cross section between 150% and 500% or, in a particular embodiment, between 150% and 350%, of the cross section of the metallic core in the same area. The metal core includes two mechanical anchoring zones, positioned in the vicinity of its ends, on both sides of the main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: MAVIC S.A.S.
    Inventors: Michel DAVOINE, Claude RIGHINI, Joseph NORMAND
  • Publication number: 20120280469
    Abstract: Quick-release skewer including a longitudinal rod with first and second clamping abutments at first and second ends of the rod, a lever pivotally mounted on the first end of the rod, the lever having a cam, a movable support member between the periphery of the cam and a first outer abutment surface, the movable support member including a locking surface capable of coming into contact with the cam and separated from the first outer abutment surface by a distance D1, the movable support member including an unlocking surface capable of coming into contact with the cam and separated from the first outer abutment surface by a distance D2 that is less than D1. The difference between D1 and D2 is between 2.0 and 4.0 mm. When the support member is in a locking position, the cam contacts the locking surface; in the unlocking position, the cam contacts the unlocking surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: MAVIC S.A.S.
    Inventors: Joseph NORMAND, Jean-Pierre MERCAT
  • Patent number: 8075065
    Abstract: A quick-release system for a quick-release device, in particular for a cycle, such as a bicycle, the device being of the type including an axially extending skewer and an end support element mounted on a first end of the skewer adapted to be supported on a first tightening surface of the cycle. The quick-release system includes a tightening sub-assembly including a support surface and an actuation sub-assembly including a movable actuating mechanism, capable of axial rotation around the skewer and configured to transmit a tightening torque to the tightening sub-assembly when the device is being tightened. The system includes tightening torque limiting mechanism making it possible to limit the torque transmitted by the actuation sub-assembly to the tightening sub-assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.S.
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Mercat, Jean-Luc Veux, Joseph Normand
  • Publication number: 20090102276
    Abstract: A quick-release system for a quick-release device, in particular for a cycle, such as a bicycle, the device being of the type including an axially extending skewer and an end support element mounted on a first end of the skewer adapted to be supported on a first tightening surface of the cycle. The quick-release system includes a tightening sub-assembly including a support surface and an actuation sub-assembly including a movable actuating mechanism, capable of axial rotation around the skewer and configured to transmit a tightening torque to the tightening sub-assembly when the device is being tightened. The system includes tightening torque limiting mechanism making it possible to limit the torque transmitted by the actuation sub-assembly to the tightening sub-assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Applicant: SALOMON S.A.S.
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre MERCAT, Jean-Luc Veux, Joseph Normand