Patents by Inventor Nathalie Dion

Nathalie Dion 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: 10919582
    Abstract: An aerodynamic deflector device for a motor vehicle wheel may include a mounting configured to be mounted on a motor vehicle. A deflecting wall may be mounted on the mounting to be movable between a retracted position. In the mounted state, the deflecting wall is raised relative to the mounting, and an extended position in which, in the mounted state, the deflecting wall is lowered relative to the mounting and capable of being placed upstream from the wheel of the vehicle. An actuator may be configured to move the deflecting wall between the retracted and extended positions. The deflecting wall may have, in cross-section, a central part and two side parts flaring out from the central part to obtain a shape which diverges with respect to the direction of the air flow striking said wall. The aerodynamic deflector device may be arranged upstream from a vehicle wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Enzo Mitidieri, Sylvain Gerber, Nathalie Dion
  • Patent number: 10523086
    Abstract: The invention relates to an actuator (1) for positioning an aeraulic flap, including a housing (10) containing an electric motor (30) surrounded by a shell (31) which is rigidly connected to a stator (33) of the motor (30) and which has one end closed by a cover (35), from which protrudes an output shaft (34) of the motor, the output shaft (34) being rotatably coupled to an input stage of an epicyclic reduction gear (50) having an external ring gear (52), the cover (35) including means (41) for locking said cover against rotation with respect to the shell (31), and said locking means (41) being arranged so as to also lock the external ring gear (52) against rotation with respect to the shell (31) of the electric motor (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Nathalie Dion, Philippe Kerg, S├ębastien Colinet, Morgan Le Goff
  • Publication number: 20190233025
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aerodynamic deflector device (7) for a motor vehicle wheel, including: a mounting (11) configured to be mounted on a motor vehicle; a deflecting wall (15) mounted on the mounting (11) so as to be movable between a retracted position in which, in the mounted state, said deflecting wall (15) is raised relative to the mounting (11), and an extended position in which, in the mounted state, said deflecting wall (15) is lowered relative to the mounting (11) and capable of being placed upstream from the wheel (3) of the vehicle; and an actuator (19) configured to move said deflecting wall (15) between the retracted and extended positions. According to the invention, the deflecting wall (15) has, in cross-section, a central portion (15A) and two side portions (15B, 15C) flaring out from the central portion (15A) so as to obtain a shape which diverges with respect to the direction of the air flow (10) striking said wall (15).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Enzo Mitidieri, Sylvain Gerber, Nathalie Dion
  • Publication number: 20190097495
    Abstract: The invention relates to an actuator (1) for positioning an aeraulic flap, including a housing (10) containing an electric motor (30) surrounded by a shell (31) which is rigidly connected to a stator (33) of the motor (30) and which has one end closed by a cover (35), from which protrudes an output shaft (34) of the motor, the output shaft (34) being rotatably coupled to an input stage of an epicyclic reduction gear (50) having an external ring gear (52), the cover (35) including means (41) for locking said cover against rotation with respect to the shell (31), and said locking means (41) being arranged so as to also lock the external ring gear (52) against rotation with respect to the shell (31) of the electric motor (30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Nathalie Dion, Philippe Kerg, S├ębastien Colinet, Morgan Le Goff
  • Patent number: 9379592
    Abstract: The invention relates to an actuator for a flap for opening and closing an air passage in an air conditioner, ventilator, and/or heater, comprising a housing (1) shaped to accommodate a motor as well as a gearing arrangement. The actuator is characterized in that the housing (1) includes at least one abutment element (5) for limiting the movement of a rotational shaft (3) with respect to the casing of the motor, as well as a means (6) for compensating for a space between the abutment element (5) and a free end of the rotational shaft (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: VALEO SYSTEMES THERMIQUES
    Inventors: Nathalie Dion, Romain Barbeau
  • Publication number: 20150056907
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electric actuator able to drive a component of a heating, ventilation and/or air-conditioning installation of a vehicle. The electric actuator comprises a housing accommodating at least an electric motor driving a drive shaft extending along a first axis, a speed reducer driven by the drive shaft and setting in motion an output stub intended to drive the component. The speed reducer extending along a second axis and the output stub extending along a third axis. The first axis, the second axis and the third axis are coincident, thus forming a main axis of the electric actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Nathalie Dion, Didier Loup
  • Publication number: 20140028120
    Abstract: The invention relates to an actuator for a flap for opening and closing an air passage in an air conditioner, ventilator, and/or heater, comprising a housing (1) shaped to accommodate a motor as well as a gearing arrangement. The actuator is characterized in that the housing (1) includes at least one abutment element (5) for limiting the movement of a rotational shaft (3) with respect to the casing of the motor, as well as a means (6) for compensating for a space between the abutment element (5) and a free end of the rotational shaft (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Nathalie Dion, Romain Barbeau