Patents by Inventor Philippe Blanc-Tailleur

Philippe Blanc-Tailleur 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: 10876315
    Abstract: Devices for extracting cleaning robots from swimming pools include support frames and plates which can be deployed beyond and below the support frames. The support frames may be supported on rims of the swimming pools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: ZODIAC POOL CARE EUROPE
    Inventors: Philippe Pichon, Simon Duffaut, Philippe Blanc-Tailleur
  • Publication number: 20200270891
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (18) for separating out debris suspended in a liquid, for a swimming pool cleaning apparatus, said cleaning apparatus comprising: —a body (11), —at least one hydraulic circuit circulating liquid between at least one liquid inlet (15) and at least one liquid outlet (16), and through the separation housing (18) that separates out debris suspended in the liquid, —a fluid circulation pump installed in the hydraulic circuit. The device (18) for separating out debris suspended in a liquid comprises means for the centrifugal spinning of the debris suspended in the liquid and a tank for collecting said centrifugally separated debris. The separation device (18) comprises a liquid supply duct (24) opening into a filtration chamber (22) defining a substantially cylindrical volume, tangentially to a cylindrical wall (201) of said filtration chamber, said filtration chamber (22) communicating with the collecting tank (23) that collects the centrifugally separated debris.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Philippe Pichon, Philippe Blanc Tailleur, E. Keith McQueen
  • Publication number: 20200165832
    Abstract: The invention relates to a swimming-pool cleaning apparatus which comprises: a body; at least one hydraulic circuit for circulating liquid between at least one liquid intake and at least one liquid outlet, and through a filtering device of the cleaning apparatus; a fluid-circulation pump installed in the hydraulic circuit downstream from the filtering device; means for adjusting the pressure inside the hydraulic circuit upstream from the circulation pump, in response to a detected variation of said pressure, said pressure-adjustment means comprising: at least one secondary liquid intake (21) connected to the hydraulic circuit, upstream from the circulation pump, said at least one secondary liquid intake (21) being provided with a valve (22) mounted rotatably movable about an axis of rotation, and with means for driving the valve from an open position to a closed position, said means for driving the valve comprising a float (26), the orientation and/or the force of which depend on the orientation of the cleani
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: ZODIAC POOL CARE EUROPE
    Inventors: Philippe Blanc Tailleur, Louis Favie, Thierry Michelon, Philippe Pichon
  • Patent number: 10597887
    Abstract: The invention relates to a swimming-pool cleaning apparatus which comprises: a body; at least one hydraulic circuit for circulating liquid between at least one liquid intake and at least one liquid outlet, and through a filtering device of the cleaning apparatus; a fluid-circulation pump installed in the hydraulic circuit downstream from the filtering device; means for adjusting the pressure inside the hydraulic circuit upstream from the circulation pump, in response to a detected variation of said pressure, said pressure-adjustment means comprising: at least one secondary liquid intake (21) connected to the hydraulic circuit, upstream from the circulation pump, said at least one secondary liquid intake (21) being provided with a valve (22) mounted rotatably movable about an axis of rotation, and with means for driving the valve from an open position to a closed position, said means for driving the valve comprising a float (26), the orientation and/or the force of which depend on the orientation of the cleani
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Zodiac Pool Care Europe
    Inventors: Philippe Blanc Tailleur, Louis Favie, Thierry Michelon, Philippe Pichon
  • Publication number: 20200011080
    Abstract: Swimming pool cleaning apparatus may include a cleaning unit intended to be immersed in a swimming pool and at least one liquid filter circuit between at least one liquid inlet and at least one liquid outlet via a filter chamber removable from the body of the cleaning unit. The filter chamber may include a cover and a filter basket. The cover may include components for fastening the filter basket and locking the filter chamber to the body of the cleaning unit. The locking component may be releasable and, when released, may cause an extraction handle to be deployed from the filter chamber and urged toward a predetermined position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: Zodiac Pool Care Europe
    Inventors: Philippe Blanc Tailleur, Faustine Munoz, Philippe Pichon
  • Patent number: 10443258
    Abstract: Swimming pool cleaning apparatus may include a cleaning unit intended to be immersed in a swimming pool and at least one liquid filter circuit between at least one liquid inlet and at least one liquid outlet via a filter chamber removable from the body of the cleaning unit. The filter chamber may include a cover and a filter basket. The cover may include components for fastening the filter basket and locking the filter chamber to the body of the cleaning unit. The locking component may be releasable and, when released, may cause an extraction handle to be deployed from the filter chamber and urged toward a predetermined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: ZODIAC POOL CARE EUROPE
    Inventors: Philippe Blanc Tailleur, Faustine Munoz, Philippe Pichon
  • Patent number: 10426142
    Abstract: The invention concerns an apparatus for cleaning a surface immersed in a liquid, notably a swimming pool cleaning robot, including a body, said body including lower, upper and lateral walls configured so that said lower wall is intended to be positioned facing the immersed surface over which the apparatus (10) moves, said upper wall is opposite said lower wall, said lateral walls connect said lower and upper walls, means for moving the body (11) over said immersed surface. Said apparatus also includes a central chamber (15), situated inside the body (11), and including a filter basket (151), said filter basket (151) including a filter wall, and an opening (113) enabling extraction of said filter basket (151) from the body (11). Furthermore, said opening (113) is on a lateral wall of the body (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Zodiac Pool Care Europe
    Inventors: Louis Favie, Philippe Blanc Tailleur, Philippe Pichon
  • Patent number: 10400467
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a swimming pool cleaning device comprising: a body, means for driving and guiding the body comprising at least two pairs of wheels: front wheels and rear wheels, characterized in that the drive means of the device further include: an intermediate wheel turning about a rotation axis disposed between the front wheel and the rear wheel on at least one of the two sides of the device, the diameter and the position of the rotation axis of this intermediate wheel being such that said wheel does not touch the guide plane XrYr when the robot is resting on the latter, said guide plane XrYr being defined by the points of contact of the front and rear wheels with the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: ZODIAC POOL CARE EUROPE
    Inventors: Philippe Pichon, Philippe Blanc Tailleur, Louis Favie
  • Patent number: 10316534
    Abstract: The invention relates to swimming pool cleaning robot (10) comprising: a body (11); at least one hydraulic circuit through which a liquid flows between at least one liquid inlet (13) and at least one liquid outlet (14), said hydraulic circuit including at least one means for separating debris suspended in the liquid; pumping means for driving the liquid through the hydraulic circuit; means for driving and guiding the cleaning robot on a surface; and means for controlling the operating parameters of the means for driving and guiding the cleaning robot (10). The control means comprise a pressure sensor (21) that can be used to determine the immersion depth of the cleaning robot in a swimming pool, and means for automatically controlling the measured pressure on the basis of a set value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: ZODIAC POOL CARE EUROPE
    Inventors: Thierry Michelon, Philippe Pichon, Jerome Bonnin, Philippe Blanc Tailleur, Hendrikus Johannes Van der Meijden, Philip John Newman
  • Publication number: 20190040642
    Abstract: The invention relates to swimming pool cleaning robot (10) comprising: a body (11); at least one hydraulic circuit through which a liquid flows between at least one liquid inlet (13) and at least one liquid outlet (14), said hydraulic circuit including at least one means for separating debris suspended in the liquid; pumping means for driving the liquid through the hydraulic circuit; means for driving and guiding the cleaning robot on a surface; and means for controlling the operating parameters of the means for driving and guiding the cleaning robot (10). The control means comprise a pressure sensor (21) that can be used to determine the immersion depth of the cleaning robot in a swimming pool, and means for automatically controlling the measured pressure on the basis of a set value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Thierry Michelon, Philippe Pichon, Jerome Bonnin, Philippe Blanc Tailleur, Hendrikus Johannes Van der Mejiden, Philip John Newman
  • Publication number: 20180283029
    Abstract: The invention relates to a swimming-pool cleaning apparatus which comprises: a body; at least one hydraulic circuit for circulating liquid between at least one liquid intake and at least one liquid outlet, and through a filtering device of the cleaning apparatus; a fluid-circulation pump installed in the hydraulic circuit downstream from the filtering device; means for adjusting the pressure inside the hydraulic circuit upstream from the circulation pump, in response to a detected variation of said pressure, said pressure-adjustment means comprising: at least one secondary liquid intake (21) connected to the hydraulic circuit, upstream from the circulation pump, said at least one secondary liquid intake (21) being provided with a valve (22) mounted rotatably movable about an axis of rotation, and with means for driving the valve from an open position to a closed position, said means for driving the valve comprising a float (26), the orientation and/or the force of which depend on the orientation of the cleani
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Philippe Blanc Tailleur, Louis Favie, Thierry Michelon
  • Publication number: 20180283028
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a swimming pool cleaning device comprising: a body, means for driving and guiding the body comprising at least two pairs of wheels: front wheels and rear wheels, characterized in that the drive means of the device further include: an intermediate wheel turning about a rotation axis disposed between the front wheel and the rear wheel on at least one of the two sides of the device, the diameter and the position of the rotation axis of this intermediate wheel being such that said wheel does not touch the guide plane XrYr when the robot is resting on the latter, said guide plane XrYr being defined by the points of contact of the front and rear wheels with the ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Philippe Pichon, Philippe Blanc Tailleur, Louis Favie
  • Publication number: 20180249685
    Abstract: The invention concerns an apparatus for cleaning a surface immersed in a liquid, notably a swimming pool cleaning robot, including a body, said body including lower, upper and lateral walls configured so that said lower wall is intended to be positioned facing the immersed surface over which the apparatus (10) moves, said upper wall is opposite said lower wall, said lateral walls connect said lower and upper walls, means for moving the body (11) over said immersed surface. Said apparatus also includes a central chamber (15), situated inside the body (11), and including a filter basket (151), said filter basket (151) including a filter wall, and an opening (113) enabling extraction of said filter basket (151) from the body (11). Furthermore, said opening (113) is on a lateral wall of the body (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Louis Favie, Philippe Blanc Tailleur, Philippe Pichon
  • Publication number: 20180066445
    Abstract: The invention consists in swimming pool cleaning apparatus comprising: a cleaning unit intended to be immersed in the swimming pool, at least one liquid filter circuit between at least one liquid inlet and at least one liquid outlet via a filter chamber removable from the body of the cleaning unit. The filter chamber comprises: a cover, a filter basket. The cover including releasable means for fastening the filter basket and means for locking the filter chamber to the body of the cleaning unit, these locking means being releasable and, when released, causing an extraction handle to be deployed from the filter chamber and urged towards a predetermined position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Philippe Blanc Tailleur, Faustine Munoz, Philippe Pichon
  • Patent number: 9809989
    Abstract: The invention is a swimming pool cleaning apparatus comprising a cleaning unit intended to be immersed in the swimming pool, at least one liquid filter circuit between at least one liquid net and at least one liquid outlet via a filter chamber removable from the body of the cleaning unit. The filter chamber comprises a cover and a filter basket. The cover including releasable means for fastening the filter basket and means for locking the filter chamber to the body of the cleaning unit, these locking means being releasable and, when released, causing an extraction handle to be deployed from the filter chamber and urged towards a predetermined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: ZODIAC POOL CARE EUROPE
    Inventors: Philippe Blanc Tailleur, Faustine Munoz, Philippe Pichon
  • Publication number: 20170268250
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for extraction of a swimming pool cleaning robot. The device comprises: a support frame; a plate which can be deployed beyond the support frame and below the latter; means for controlling the deployment of the said plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Philippe Pichon, Simon Duffaut, Philippe Blanc-Tailleur
  • Patent number: 9657488
    Abstract: The invention relates to a swimming pool cleaning apparatus comprising: at least one hydraulic liquid circulation circuit between at least one liquid inlet (3) and at least one liquid outlet (4), and through a removable filtration device of the cleaning apparatus. The filtration device comprises at least one filtration chamber (8) comprising: a cover (2), a filtration basket (17), the hydraulic fluid circulation circuit comprising a liquid discharge tube (20) emerging from the apparatus through an opening (4) formed in the cover (2) of the filtration device, the filtration basket (17) comprising a central filtering wall (9) surrounding the liquid discharge tube (20) over at least a part of its length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: ZODIAC POOL CARE EUROPE
    Inventors: Philippe Pichon, Rémi Deloche, Philippe Blanc-Tailleur
  • Publication number: 20170114561
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a swimming pool cleaning device comprising: a body, means for driving and guiding the body comprising at least two pairs of wheels: front wheels and rear wheels, characterized in that the drive means of the device further include: an intermediate wheel turning about a rotation axis disposed between the front wheel and the rear wheel on at least one of the two sides of the device, the diameter and the position of the rotation axis of this intermediate wheel being such that said wheel does not touch the guide plane XrYr when the robot is resting on the latter, said guide plane XrYr being defined by the points of contact of the front and rear wheels with the ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Philippe Pichon, Philippe Blanc Tailleur, Louis Favie
  • Publication number: 20160298349
    Abstract: The invention concerns a brush (16) adapted to be rotated around an axis (13) for apparatus for cleaning a surface immersed in a liquid. The brush (16) comprises at least two brush (16) surfaces (15) of different mechanical characteristics, arranged in different angular positions of the brush (16) around said axis (13).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Philippe Blanc Tailleur, Philippe Pichon
  • Publication number: 20160298351
    Abstract: The invention consists in swimming pool cleaning apparatus comprising: a cleaning unit intended to be immersed in the swimming pool, at least one liquid filter circuit between at least one liquid inlet and at least one liquid outlet via a filter chamber removable from the body of the cleaning unit. The filter chamber comprises: a cover, a filter basket. The cover including releasable means for fastening the filter basket and means for locking the filter chamber to the body of the cleaning unit, these locking means being releasable and, when released, causing an extraction handle to be deployed from the filter chamber and urged towards a predetermined position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Philippe Blanc Tailleur, Faustine Munoz, Phillippe Pichon