Patents by Inventor Louis Garneau

Louis Garneau 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: 20200008510
    Abstract: There is provided a helmet with at least an inner liner forming a body of the helmet, the inner liner having a concave inner surface defining a cavity configured for receiving a wearer's head. The helmet has a plurality of slippage pads disposed at selected locations on the concave inner surface and connected to the inner liner. The slippage pads have an elongated shape with its length greater than its width. Each slippage pad defines a number of integrally connected side-by-side tubes each having an opening adapted to be oriented toward the wearer's head. The openings are aligned longitudinally along the length of the slippage pads. The helmet also has an attachment system to attach the helmet to the wearer's head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Louis GARNEAU, Paul ISABELLE
  • Publication number: 20180160764
    Abstract: A cycling shoe comprises a sole defining an undersurface of the cycling shoe, the sole having connection holes configured for connection of a pedal cleat to the sole. An upper is connected to the sole and defining with the sole a foot-receiving cavity. An expansion zone is located in a lateral or medial subportion of a metatarsal portion and/or toe portion of the cycling shoe and configured to be opposite a portion of at least a fifth metatarsal of a wearer of the cycling shoe, the expansion zone being entirely surrounded by a window of structural upper panelling and defined by at least one panel having a greater stretching characteristics than the structural upper panelling of the window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Louis GARNEAU, René PLOURDE
  • Patent number: 9854864
    Abstract: A helmet has an inner liner having a body of molded protective material. The body forms an inner cavity adapted to be mounted on a wearer's head to cover portions thereof. An outer shell is secured to and covers the inner liner and forms a generally continuous exposed surface of the helmet. A peripheral edge of the outer shell defines a lower contour of the helmet. Slits are defined in the outer shell and project generally upward from the peripheral edge. Flaps are defined each slit and by material of the outer shell deformed to an open position from a tucked position to open the lower contour of the helmet. A mechanism connects each flap to a remainder of the helmet at least in the tucked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: LOUIS GARNEAU SPORTS INC.
    Inventors: Dominic Hamel, Louis Garneau
  • Patent number: 9585432
    Abstract: A helmet has an inner liner made of foam material forming a body of the helmet. The inner liner has a convex outer surface and a concave inner surface defining a cavity for receiving the wearer's head. The inner liner has a plurality of beams extending from front to rear of the helmet and spaced apart to form vents therebetween, the vents being free of foam material between adjacent beams. Rigid bridge members are comolded with the inner liner to be partially concealed in the inner liner, the at least one bridge member having at least one bridge projecting out of the foam material of two adjacent beams and extending transversely in at least one of the vents. At least one strap is provided to attach the helmet to a wearer's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: LOUIS GARNEAU SPORTS INC
    Inventors: Louis Garneau, Dominic Hamel
  • Publication number: 20170055598
    Abstract: A seat pad for a cycling garment includes a rear portion oriented to align with a buttocks region of a cyclist and an intermediate portion oriented to align with a perineum region of the cyclist, the rear portion being separated into two seat surfaces including a padded area and having an elongated groove extending from one of a front end or a rear end of the seat pad towards the intermediate portion, the elongated groove having a length longer than a width at the respective one of the front end and the rear end of the seat pad. It also relates to a cycling garment including the seat pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventor: Louis GARNEAU
  • Patent number: 9526277
    Abstract: A seat pad for a cycling garment includes a rear portion oriented to align with a buttocks region of a cyclist and an intermediate portion oriented to align with a perineum region of the cyclist, the rear portion being separated into two seat surfaces including a padded area and having an elongated groove extending from one of a front end or a rear end of the seat pad towards the intermediate portion, the elongated groove having a length longer than a width at the respective one of the front end and the rear end of the seat pad. It also relates to a cycling garment including the seat pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: LOUIS GARNEAU SPORTS INC.
    Inventor: Louis Garneau
  • Publication number: 20160174648
    Abstract: A fitting system for a helmet comprises a housing. Lateral tapes are to be connected to a helmet component, and are received in the housing, the lateral tapes enabling a lateral adjustment of the fitting system. A longitudinal tape is connected to a helmet component, with a second end received in the housing, the longitudinal tape enabling a longitudinal adjustment of the fitting system. A first locking mechanism operatively is connected to the lateral tapes and rotatable clockwise and counterclockwise to adjust the lateral adjustment and lock the lateral tapes at the adjusted lateral adjustment. A second locking mechanism is operatively connected to the second end of the longitudinal tape and is rotatable clockwise and counterclockwise to adjust the longitudinal adjustment and lock the longitudinal tape at the adjusted longitudinal adjustment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Louis GARNEAU, Dominic HAMEL
  • Patent number: 9357810
    Abstract: A bicycle helmet comprises a helmet body including a shock absorbing insert and an external shell overlying at least partially the shock absorbing insert. The shock absorbing insert and the external shell have a plurality of structural bridges interconnected with each other with ventilation openings extending therebetween, a majority of the structural bridges having elongated ridges protruding from a base section. The elongated ridges and the base sections of the external shell overlie a respective one of the elongated ridges and the base sections of the shock absorbing insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: LOUIS GARNEAU SPORTS INC.
    Inventor: Louis Garneau
  • Publication number: 20160081422
    Abstract: A shoe cover comprising: a soft shell adapted to be worn over a shoe to cover at least partially the worn shoe. The soft shell having a front portion covering at least partially an upper toe region of the worn shoe, a metatarsal portion covering at least partially an upper metatarsal region of the worn shoe, and a heel portion covering at least partially an upper heel region of the worn shoe. A cutout is in the soft shell, the cutout having a substantial portion located in a lateral sub-portion of the metatarsal portion of the upper. A closure mechanism closes/opens access to the cutout from an exterior of the shoe cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Louis GARNEAU, René PLOURDE
  • Patent number: 9259110
    Abstract: A sport bottle defining a cavity with top open end to contain a liquid. A cap closes the cavity, the cap having a body with a spout. A conduit extends transversely through the cap and opened on opposed sides of a circumference of the body of the cap, the conduit being in fluid communication with the spout and having a passage in fluid communication with the cavity. A valve is formed of two pistons disposed onto a shaft, the pistons being sized to sealingly define with the conduit an interstitial space. The valve is displaceable by pressing the ends between a closed configuration in which the pistons block liquid from the cavity from entering the interstitial space, and a dispensing configuration in which the interstitial space is aligned with the passage and the spout to allow liquid from the cavity to reach the spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: LOUIS GARNEAU SPORTS INC.
    Inventors: Louis Garneau, Geoffroy Dussault
  • Publication number: 20150272254
    Abstract: A helmet comprising: an inner liner having a body of molded protective material, the body forming an inner cavity adapted to be mounted on a wearer's head to cover portions thereof. An outer shell is secured to and covering the inner liner and forming a generally continuous exposed surface of the helmet. A peripheral edge of the outer shell defines a lower contour of the helmet. Slits are defined in the outer shell and project generally upward from the peripheral edge. Flaps are defined each slit and by material of the outer shell deformed to an open position from a tucked position to open the lower contour of the helmet. A mechanism connects each flap to a remainder of the helmet at least in the tucked position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: LOUIS GARNEAU SPORTS INC.
    Inventors: Dominic Hamel, Louis Garneau
  • Publication number: 20150164157
    Abstract: A hand glove comprises a palm portion adapted to receive a palm of a hand of a wearer. A plurality of finger portions project distally from the palm portion, the plurality of finger portions each having a tubular body with a free open end. At least one of the finger portion comprises a pull tab defined by a panel portion extending distally beyond the tubular body of the finger portion and forming a generally continuous surface with part of the tubular body. A method of manufacture is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Applicant: LOUIS GARNEAU SPORTS INC.
    Inventor: Louis GARNEAU
  • Publication number: 20150096113
    Abstract: A helmet comprising an inner liner made of foam material forming a body of the helmet. The inner liner has a convex outer surface and a concave inner surface defining a cavity for receiving the wearers. The inner liner has a plurality of beams extending from front to rear of the helmet and spaced apart to form vents therebetween, the vents being free of foam material between adjacent beams. Rigid bridge members are comolded with the inner liner to be partially concealed in the inner liner, the at least one bridge member having at least one bridge projecting out of the foam material of two adjacent beams and extending transversely in at least one of the vents. Means are provided to attach the helmet to a wearers head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: LOUIS GARNEAU SPORTS INC.
    Inventors: Louis Garneau, Dominic Hamel
  • Publication number: 20150097007
    Abstract: A sport bottle defining a cavity with top open end to contain a liquid. A cap closes the cavity, said cap having a body with a spout. A conduit extends transversely through the cap and opened on opposed sides of a circumference of the body of the cap, the conduit being in fluid communication with the spout and having a passage in fluid communication with the cavity. A valve is formed of two pistons disposed onto a shaft, the pistons being sized to sealingly define with the conduit an interstitial space, the valve is displaceable by pressing the ends between a closed configuration in which the pistons block liquid from the cavity from entering the interstitial space, and a dispensing configuration in which the interstitial space is aligned with the passage and the spout to allow liquid from the cavity to reach the spout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: LOUIS GARNEAU SPORTS INC.
    Inventors: Louis Garneau, Geoffroy Dussault
  • Publication number: 20140325740
    Abstract: A hand glove having a palmar side and an opposed dorsal side, the hand glove comprising: at least one of a palmar laminate and a dorsal laminate, the at least one of the palmar laminate and the dorsal laminate covering a hand from a thumb side to a little finger side and having finger portions, the at least one of the palmar laminate and the dorsal laminate including an outer glove element; an inner glove element superposed inwardly to the outer glove element; at least one cushioning element extending in between the outer glove element and the inner glove element and creating at least one protruding cushioning pad, and the outer and inner glove elements and the at least one cushioning element being secured together through seamless bonding with at least one seamless bonding line contouring the at least one cushioning pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: LOUIS GARNEAU SPORTS INC.
    Inventor: Louis Garneau
  • Patent number: 8438668
    Abstract: A stabilization strap apparatus for a helmet having a shell with at least one chin strap having a left section and a right section connected to the shell, includes an adjusting assembly shaped to fit a rear occipital portion of a wearer's cranium; and a left occipital strap section and a right occipital strap section, each strap section having a first end securable respectively to the left section and the right section of the at least one chin strap, downwardly of and spaced-apart from the casket shell and a second end slidably attached to the adjusting assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Louis Garneau Sports Inc.
    Inventors: Louis Garneau, Dominic Hamel, Paul Isabelle
  • Patent number: D694958
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Louis Garneau Sports Inc.
    Inventors: Louis Garneau, Paul Isabelle, Dominic Hamel
  • Patent number: D718001
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Louis Garneau Sports Inc.
    Inventors: Louis Garneau, Dominic Hamel
  • Patent number: D733404
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: LOUIS GARNEAU SPORTS INC.
    Inventor: Louis Garneau
  • Patent number: D807021
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: LOUIS GARNEAU SPORTS INC.
    Inventors: Louis Garneau, René Plourde