Patents by Inventor Michael Hennebelle

Michael Hennebelle 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: 10753424
    Abstract: A torsional damping device (110) includes a movable torque input element (130, 140), a movable torque output element (150), at least one phasing member (320,340) and at least one group of elastic members (250, 260) mounted between the torque input element and torque output element. The at least one group of elastic members acts against rotation of the torque input element and the torque output element with respect to one another. The elastic members of the at least one group of elastic members are arranged in series by the at least one phasing member (320, 340) so that the elastic members of the at least one group of elastic members deform in phase with one another. The torque input element having at least one stop member (620) limiting rotation of the torque input elememt relative to the output element and relative to the at least one phasing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Valeo Embrayages
    Inventors: Gilles Lebas, Michael Hennebelle, Thibault Laforge, Emmanuel Commeine
  • Patent number: 10598229
    Abstract: A torque transmission device for a motor vehicle includes a torque input element for coupling to a driving shaft, a torque output element for coupling to an input shaft of a gearbox, the torque output element and the torque input element pivotable with respect to one another, and first and second elastic damping stages installed in series between the torque input element and torque output element. The first damping stage has an elastic member installed between the torque input element and a guidance device so as to act against the rotation of the guidance device with respect to the torque input element. The second damping stage has at least one elastic member installed between the guidance device and the torque output element so as to act against the rotation of the torque output element with respect to the guidance device. The guidance device has first and second stop means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Valeo Embrayages
    Inventors: Michael Hennebelle, Roel Verhoog
  • Patent number: 10570986
    Abstract: A vibration damping device for a motor vehicle, features a first movable element (13, 14) and a second movable element (15, 16) both rotatable around an axis X, at least one group of elastic members (25, 26) mounted between the first movable element and the second movable element and acting against rotation of the first movable element and second element with respect to one another, and a phasing member (32, 33) rotationally movable around the axis X. The first movable element (13, 14) and the second movable element (15, 16) are coaxial and capable of transmitting a torque. The phasing member (32, 33) includes a first portion (32) and a second portion (33), for arranging the elastic members of the at least one group in series so that the elastic members of each group deform in phase with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Valeo Embrayages
    Inventors: Gilles Lebas, Emmanuel Commeine, Roel Verhoog, Ivan Dutier, Thibault LaForge, Michael Hennebelle
  • Publication number: 20190383352
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a torsion damper (1) between an input first element (3) and an output second element (5) mounted mobile in rotation relative to one another about a rotation axis X, comprising: at least one internal first spring (7), at least one external second spring (9), a first guide washer (11, 11?) of the at least one internal first spring (7), a second guide washer (13, 13?) of the at least one external second spring (9), in which one of the guide washers (11, 11?, 13, 13?) includes at least one phasing member (110, 112) configured to come into contact with the at least one spring (7, 9) guided by the other guide washer (11, 11?, 13, 13?) to take up the force transmitted by said at least one spring (7, 9) guided by the other guide washer (11, 11?, 13, 13?).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventor: Michael HENNEBELLE
  • Patent number: 10480614
    Abstract: An inertial deflector (1) for a motor vehicle transmission system. The inertial deflector comprises a support member (7) intended to be associated with an element (3) of the transmission system and to be driven rotationally around an axis X, an inertia mass (8) mounted rotationally movably on the support member (7) around the axis X, and helical springs (9) arranged along a circumferential direction and elastically rotationally coupling the support member (7) and the inertia mass (8). Each of the helical springs (9) is received in a receiving space that is delimited between on the one hand a recess (22) configured in the inertia mass (8) and radially and axially guiding the helical spring, and on the other hand a rim zone (23) of the support member (7) covering the recess (22) in order to axially retain the helical spring (9) in the recess (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Valeo Embrayages
    Inventors: Franck Cailleret, Michael Hennebelle, Roel Verhoog
  • Publication number: 20180245665
    Abstract: A device for damping torsional oscillations including at least one support being displaced rotationally about an axis, a plurality of pendular bodies, each pendular body being mobile in relation to the support, and a friction-based connection between two circumferentially adjacent pendular bodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: VALEO EMBRAYAGES
    Inventors: Michael HENNEBELLE, Roel VERHOOG, Franck CAILLERET, David SALVADORI
  • Publication number: 20170328415
    Abstract: A torque transmission device for a motor vehicle, having: a torque input element intended to be coupled to a driving shaft; a torque output element intended to be coupled to an input shaft of a gearbox, the torque output element and the torque input element being capable of pivoting with respect to one another around an axis X; and first and second elastic damping stages installed in series between the torque input element and torque output element, in which the first damping stage has an elastic member installed between the torque input element and a guidance device so as to act against the rotation of the guidance device with respect to the torque input element, the second damping stage having at least one elastic member installed between the guidance device and the torque output element so as to act against the rotation of the torque output element with respect to the guidance device, the guidance device having first stop means and second stop means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Michael HENNEBELLE, Roel VERHOOG
  • Patent number: 9777794
    Abstract: A pendulum damping device for a motor vehicle torque transmission device, having a support washer, a flyweight capable of being displaced with respect to the support washer in order to damp vibrations deriving from an engine of the vehicle, the flyweight exhibiting on a lateral terminal edge a receptacle receiving a limit stop. The limit stop comprises an insert intended to be fastened in the receptacle of the flyweight and delimiting a cavity having a bottom and a mouth opposite the bottom, and a stop body projecting outside the cavity through the mouth. The invention also relates to a torque transmission device utilizing a pendulum damping device of this kind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Valeo Embrayages
    Inventors: Michael Hennebelle, Markus Riethmuller
  • Publication number: 20170268600
    Abstract: A support (4) for a pendulum damping device (2), comprising: a first portion (7) capable of being connected to a component (1) of a motor vehicle transmission system; and a second portion (8) in which is configured at least one first raceway capable of interacting with a bearing member (21) in order to guide the displacement of a pendulum assembly (5), the first portion (7) and the second portion (8) being rigidly connected to one another, and the first portion (7) being obtained by cutting out the central zone of the second portion (8).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Michael HENNEBELLE, Giovanni GRIECO, Roel VERHOOG, David SALVADORI
  • Patent number: 9746035
    Abstract: A damper for a motor vehicle torque transmission device, in particular of the long travel damper type, having a torque input element (22), a torque output element (28), at least one group (26) of differing elastic members (26a, 26b) mounted between the torque input element and torque output element and acting oppositely to the rotation of the torque input element (22) and torque output element (28) with respect to one another, the elastic members (26a, 26b) of the group of elastic members being arranged in series by means of a phasing member (30) so that the elastic members (26a, 26b) of the group (26) of elastic members deform in phase with one another, the group (26) of elastic members (26a, 26b) being received in a receptacle (44) that is asymmetrical with respect to a median radial plane of the receptacle (44).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Valeo Embrayages
    Inventors: Michael Hennebelle, Roel Verhoog
  • Patent number: 9689452
    Abstract: A method for assembling a pendulum-type damping device (1) includes the steps of force-fitting a first end of the spacer (17) into an opening (26) of a first part (3a) of a pendulum mass (3). A support (2) is positioned so that the spacer (17) spans a corresponding opening of the support (2). A roller is positioned between the spacer (17) and the edge of the opening of the support (2). The second end (17b) of the spacer (17) is force fit into an opening (26) of a second part (3b) of the mass (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Valeo Embrayages
    Inventors: Marc Ray, Roel Verhoog, Franck Cailleret, Michael Hennebelle
  • Patent number: 9568049
    Abstract: A torque transmission device for a motor vehicle, having a torque input element (7a), a torque output element (24), and at least one group of elastic members (10a, 10b) mounted between the torque input element (7a, 7b) and the torque output element (24) and arranged in series by means of a phasing member (30). The torque output element (24) and the phasing member (30) have first (28a, 33a) and second stop means (28b, 33b) limiting their relative rotation in two opposite rotation directions (D, R), the torque input element (7a, 7b) and the phasing member (30) having third (34, 17b) and fourth stop means (34, 16b) limiting their relative rotation in two opposite rotation directions (D, R). Additionally, the torque input (7a, 7b) and output elements (24) have fifth (29, 16a) and sixth stop means (29, 17a) limiting their relative rotation in two opposite rotation directions (D, R).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Valeo Embrayages
    Inventors: Roel Verhoog, Michael Hennebelle
  • Publication number: 20170023070
    Abstract: A vibration damping device (330) for a motor vehicle, having: a first element (13, 14) and a second element (15, 16) that are rotationally movable around an axis X and capable of transmitting a torque; at least one group of elastic members (25, 26) mounted between the first element and the second element and acting against rotation of the first element and second element with respect to one another; a phasing member (32, 33), rotationally movable around the axis X and constituted by a first portion (32) and a second portion (33), for arranging the elastic members of that group in series so that the elastic members of each group deform in phase with one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Gilles LEBAS, Emmanuel COMMEINE, Roel VERHOOG, Ivan DUTIER, Thibault LAFORGE, Michael HENNEBELLE
  • Publication number: 20170023093
    Abstract: A torsional damping device (110) having a movable torque input element (130, 140), a movable torque output element (150), and at least one group of elastic members (250, 260) mounted between the torque input element and torque output element and acting against rotation of the torque input element and torque output element with respect to one another, the elastic members of this group being arranged in series by means of at least one phasing member (320, 340) in such a way that the elastic members of each group deform in phase with one another, the torque input element having at least one stop means (620) limiting its relative rotation with respect to the output element and with respect to the phasing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Gilles LEBAS, Michael HENNEBELLE, Thibault LAFORGE, Emmanuel COMMEINE
  • Publication number: 20160369866
    Abstract: An inertial deflector (1) for a motor vehicle transmission system, having: a support member (7) intended to be associated with an element (3) of the transmission system and to be driven rotationally around an axis X; an inertia mass (8) mounted rotationally movably on the support member (7) around the axis X; and helical springs (9) arranged along a circumferential direction and elastically rotationally coupling the support member (7) and the inertia mass (8); each of the helical springs (9) is received in a receiving space that is delimited between on the one hand a recess (22) configured in the inertia mass (8) and radially and axially guiding the helical spring, and on the other hand a rim zone (23) of the support member (7) covering the recess (22) in order to axially retain the helical spring (9) in the recess (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Franck CAILLERET, Michael HENNEBELLE, Roel VERHOOG
  • Publication number: 20160160958
    Abstract: A pendulum damping device for a motor vehicle torque transmission device, having a support washer, a flyweight capable of being displaced with respect to the support washer in order to damp vibrations deriving from an engine of the vehicle, the flyweight exhibiting on a lateral terminal edge a receptacle receiving a limit stop. The limit stop comprises an insert intended to be fastened in the receptacle of the flyweight and delimiting a cavity having a bottom and a mouth opposite the bottom, and a stop body projecting outside the cavity through the mouth. The invention also relates to a torque transmission device utilizing a pendulum damping device of this kind.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Michael HENNEBELLE, Markus RIETHMULLER
  • Publication number: 20160010697
    Abstract: A damper for a motor vehicle torque transmission device, in particular of the long travel damper type, having a torque input element (22), a torque output element (28), at least one group (26) of differing elastic members (26a, 26b) mounted between the torque input element and torque output element and acting oppositely to the rotation of the torque input element (22) and torque output element (28) with respect to one another, the elastic members (26a, 26b) of the group of elastic members being arranged in series by means of a phasing member (30) so that the elastic members (26a, 26b) of the group (26) of elastic members deform in phase with one another, the group (26) of elastic members (26a, 26b) being received in a receptacle (44) that is asymmetrical with respect to a median radial plane of the receptacle (44).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Michael HENNEBELLE, Roel VERHOOG
  • Patent number: 9127721
    Abstract: A torsional damper (1) comprises a hub (2) coupled to a radial annular web (6); two guide washers; elastic members (9); and friction means, relative angular deflections of the guide washers and the annular web (6) being limited in a first rotation direction (D) by a first series of stops (23) of the guide washers that interact with a first series of protruding parts (25) of the annular web (6), and in a second rotation direction (R) by a second series of stops (24) of the guide washers that interact with a second series of protruding parts (26) of the annular web (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: VALEO EMBRAYAGES
    Inventors: Roel Verhoog, Michael Hennebelle
  • Patent number: 9068624
    Abstract: A torsion damping device (10), in particular for a motor vehicle transmission, wherein the damping device (10) comprises at least two pendulum oscillators, a first washer (24A) having at least one first pendulum oscillator (P1) and a second washer (24B) having at least one second pendulum oscillator (P2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: VALEO EMBRAYAGES
    Inventors: Roel Verhoog, Michael Hennebelle, Giovanni Grieco, Norberto Termenon
  • Publication number: 20150087429
    Abstract: A torque transmission device for a motor vehicle, having a torque input element (7a), a torque output element (24), and at least one group of elastic members (10a, 10b) mounted between the torque input element (7a, 7b) and the torque output element (24) and arranged in series by means of a phasing member (30). The torque output element (24) and the phasing member (30) have first (28a, 33a) and second stop means (28b, 33b) limiting their relative rotation in two opposite rotation directions (D, R), the torque input element (7a, 7b) and the phasing member (30) having third (34, 17b) and fourth stop means (34, 16b) limiting their relative rotation in two opposite rotation directions (D, R). Additionally, the torque input (7a, 7b) and output elements (24) have fifth (29, 16a) and sixth stop means (29, 17a) limiting their relative rotation in two opposite rotation directions (D, R).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: VALEO EMBRAYAGES
    Inventors: Roel Verhoog, Michael Hennebelle