Patents by Inventor Michel Nicholas

Michel Nicholas 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: 20200163491
    Abstract: A barbecue smoker device for cooking food includes a container, a heat source disposed in the container, and a fuel chute coupled to the container. The fuel chute includes a door panel, a hinge mechanism, and a back panel coupled to the door panel. The fuel chute is rotatable between an open position and a closed position. In the open position the fuel chute receives a supply of fuel, and in the closed position the fuel chute directs the supply of fuel to a fuel basket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Desora, Inc.
    Inventors: Michel Nicholas Maalouly, Elizabeth Olayinka Ogunbiyi
  • Patent number: 4742849
    Abstract: In an angled connection in accordance with the invention, the one-way flow of fluid at a restricted flow rate is provided in a direction opposite to direction F by co-operation between a wall (23) having fixed orifices and a plug (26) having moving openings (31). The area of overlap between the fixed orifices through the wall (23) and the moving openings (31) is adjustable by rotating the plug (26). Flow in the opposite direction, i.e. the direction of arrow F, is provided at full flow rate by openings (22) provided through the plug (26), which openings are closed by a non-return valve (37) which allows flow in said direction F. The plug (26) and the wall (23) are pressed together in sealed manner by a resilient member (33). The plug (26) is rotated by an outside ring (38) on the tubular portion (5) of the connection, said ring being coupled to the plug via a slot through the tubular portion (5), which slot is isolated in sealed manner from the path of fluid flow through the connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1988
    Assignee: La Telemecanique Electrique
    Inventors: Pierre Prudhomme, Jean-Luc Burban, Michel Nicholas
  • Patent number: 4415004
    Abstract: A switch provides for cutting the pressure feed for distributors placed downstream of it, and for coupling the feed of these distributors to an exhaust of the switch itself, and has faces for connection with faces of the distributors, channels for circulation of exhaust fluid, members for connection with adjacent distributors, and is adapted for mounting on a conventional profiled element. The switch is particularly advantageous for ensuring the control of the feed of one or of several jacks coupled to distributors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1983
    Assignee: La Telemecanique Electrique
    Inventors: Daniel Bouteille, Michel Nicholas, Eric Petrimaux, Pierre Prudhomme