Patents by Inventor Philippe Espinasse

Philippe Espinasse 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: 11242037
    Abstract: Element (24, 26) for a system for connecting a windscreen wiper blade holder to a drive arm, said element (24, 26) being designed to be rigidly connected to said blade holder or to said arm and including rotation means (80a, 80b; 60b, 60a) designed to cooperate with complementary means (60a, 60b; 80b, 80a) of another element (26, 24) of the connection system to form an axis of rotation between the element (24, 26) and the second element (26, 24), said axis of rotation being designed to be the axis of rotation between said blade holder and said arm, characterized in that said means of rotation (80a, 80b; 60b, 60a) include a protuberance (80a, 60b), which is arranged on one side of the longitudinal mid-plane (P) of said element (24, 26) and is able to cooperate with a cavity (60a, 80b) in the other element (26, 24), and a cavity (80b, 60a), which is arranged on the other side of said plane (P) and is able to cooperate with a protuberance (60b, 80a) on the other element (26, 24), the element (24, 26) being asymm
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventor: Philippe Espinasse
  • Publication number: 20210381627
    Abstract: A flexible pipe includes one or more outer layers, a primary liner disposed internal to the one or more outer layers, and a removable liner disposed internal to the primary liner. Additionally, a flexible piping system includes the flexible pipe with a first end and a second end. Further, an annulus is disposed between the primary liner and the removable liner. Furthermore, a pressure port is provided and extends from the annulus to an outer surface of the flexible piping system. An end fitting is disposed at the first end of the flexible pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Applicant: FMC Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Espinasse, Gary Bernard, Jean-Luc Streiff, Daniel R. Fink
  • Patent number: 11097693
    Abstract: The invention proposes an adapter (26) for a windscreen wiper, having a body (25) which is delimited by two external lateral faces (29a, 29b) and which is configured to be mounted in a complementary yoke (28) of a wiper arm having a pair of front locking pegs (44a) and an abutment surface (39) which cooperate with associated parts of the adapter, each of the lateral faces of the adapter (26) having a front locking notch (59) which receives a front locking peg (44b), and wherein the adapter (26) is provided with a resilient branch (62) bearing an unlocking button (64) which cooperates with the abutment surface (39), characterized in that the resilient branch (62) extends longitudinally beyond a transverse end face (27b) of the body (25) of the adapter (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Patrick Moneyron, Philippe Espinasse, William Terrasse
  • Publication number: 20210131247
    Abstract: A method for performing simultaneous operations at a wellsite comprising two or more adjacent wellheads, each respectively connected to a well, may include the following steps: providing a fluid supply via upstream equipment to an intermediate supply point; fluidly connecting the intermediate supply point to a single wellhead, the fluidly connecting comprising connecting a first end of a flexible pipe to the intermediate supply point and a second end of the flexible pipe to a first wellhead; performing a wellbore operation on a first well using the fluid supply from the upstream equipment supplied to the first wellhead; disconnecting the second end of the flexible pipe from the first wellhead; and connecting the second end of the flexible pipe to a second wellhead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: FMC Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tep Ungchusri, Philippe Espinasse, Jean-Luc Streiff, Gary Bernard, Brian Swagerty, Johann Rongau, Sunil Dutt, Dan Fink, Justin Taylor, James Cook
  • Patent number: 10994702
    Abstract: The invention proposes an adapter (26) which is delimited by two external lateral faces and which is shaped so as to be mounted in a cap (28) of reverse U-shaped section, comprising a pair of front locking lugs (44a, 44b) which cooperate with the associated notches (59a, 59b) of the adapter (26) in order to fix the cap (28) to the adapter (26) in a dismantlable manner, each of the lateral faces (29a, 29b) of the body (25) of the adapter (26) comprising a front locking notch (59a, 59b), each thereof being capable of receiving an associated front locking lug (44a, 44b) of the cap (28), and the body (25) of the adapter (26) comprising rear locking notches which are arranged at one end of a resilient branch (62a, 62b) of the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Patrick Moneyron, Philippe Espinasse, William Terrasse
  • Publication number: 20210062937
    Abstract: An end connection assembly (200) for pull-in and coupling of a flexible tubular pipe to an inboard hub of a subsea structure using a tie-in tool, which flexible tubular 234 pipe comprises a plurality of superposed flexible layers (210, 214, 218) of metal materials and plastics materials, wherein the end connection assembly comprises an end fitting (202) which is connected to an end section (204) of the flexible tubular pipe in a sealed manner forming a termination of the flexible tubular pipe in which at least one layer of said plurality of flexible layers is anchored; an engagement surface (226a, 226b) for interacting with engagement means of the tie-in tool; and a collet connector assembly allowing releasable coupling of the end connection assembly to the inboard hub. The engagement surface is arranged in the end fitting radially outside of and circumferentially enclosing the at least one flexible layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Sylvain Routeau, Philippe Espinasse, Stein Rune Rasmussen, Juliette Stephant
  • Patent number: 10697578
    Abstract: A method for assembling a rigid pipe intended to be placed in a body of water, the rigid pipe including a metallic inner tube, a thermally insulating insulation jacket formed from an assembly of insulating parts and an outer layer. The method includes the steps of providing the metallic inner tube, forming the insulation jacket, and forming the outer layer around the insulation jacket. The method includes a step for providing a plurality of helical insulating parts and a step of mounting the helical insulating parts around the inner tube in order to form the insulation jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: François Gooris, Sébastien Viale, Philippe Espinasse, Olivier Rageot, Laure Boustany
  • Publication number: 20200063919
    Abstract: A device includes an inspection support bearing at least one sensor capable of being positioned facing the production line; a catching and traveling assembly for catching onto and traveling along the production line. The catching and traveling assembly comprises at least one clamp that can be selectively actuated so that it grips onto the production line, the or each clamp delimiting a central passage. The catching and traveling assembly comprises an active mechanism for moving the clamp longitudinally. The or each clamp is capable of applying a nominal clamping pressure of between 2 bar and 90 bar to the production line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Yann NICOLAS, Sylvain ROUTEAU, Philippe ESPINASSE
  • Publication number: 20200056745
    Abstract: A device comprises an assembly for attaching to and moving on the production line. The attachment and movement assembly comprises at least two clamps that can be actuated selectively to clamp the production line, the attachment and movement assembly comprising an active mechanism for moving the clamps longitudinally relative to each other. The attachment and movement assembly comprises a tilting mechanism for tilting the clamps relative to each other, between a position in which they are parallel to each other and a position in which they are tilted with respect to each other. The tilting mechanism comprises a flexion bar capable of switching from a straight configuration in the parallel position of the clamps to a curved configuration in the tilted position of the clamps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Philippe ESPINASSE, Olivier GAGEONNET, Olivier BERNARD, Cédric LAUZIER
  • Patent number: 10533683
    Abstract: A cover including an elongate body, capable of being applied to be facing an outer surface of the pipe, and at least one longitudinal interaction element for interacting with the pipe, supported by the elongate body. The elongate body is reversibly deformable under the effect of its own weight, the elongate body having a length of more than 10 m. The cover treats solid build-ups within a fluid-transport pipe in a simple, straightforward and inexpensive manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Philippe Espinasse, Thomas Parenteau, Sylvain Routeau, Antoine Marret
  • Patent number: 10457250
    Abstract: The invention relates to a member 24 for a system for connecting a wiper blade to a windscreen wiper arm, comprising means 80 of articulation about an axis Y of pivoting and configured in order to interact with complementary means of a second member of the connection system, characterized in that the articulation means comprise at least one hole 80 comprising at least two portions 80a, 80b of a cylinder having radii R1, R2, which are constant and different, each cylinder forming a rotation bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Philippe Espinasse, Marie-Therese Hanino
  • Publication number: 20190275644
    Abstract: A clamp comprises a plurality of pads; a belt for clamping the pads that is maneuverable between an unclamped configuration and a configuration clamping the pads against the production line; a clamping actuator for the clamp, mounted on a first point of the clamp, the clamping actuator having a grasping member for a second point of the clamp, the grasping member being movable between a deployed position and a retracted position moving the second point towards the first point. The spacing-apart mechanism is able to move the grasping member between a spaced-apart configuration of the second point in the deployed position of the grasping member and a grasping configuration in an intermediate position between the deployed position and the retracted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Philippe ESPINASSE, Sylvain ROUTEAU, Olivier BERNARD, Cédric LAUZIER, Olivier GAGEONNET
  • Publication number: 20190031151
    Abstract: The invention proposes an adapter (26) for a windscreen wiper, having a body (25) which is delimited by two external lateral faces (29a, 29b) and which is configured to be mounted in a complementary yoke (28) of a wiper arm having a pair of front locking pegs (44a) and an abutment surface (39) which cooperate with associated parts of the adapter, each of the lateral faces of the adapter (26) having a front locking notch (59) which receives a front locking peg (44b), and wherein the adapter (26) is provided with a resilient branch (62) bearing an unlocking button (64) which cooperates with the abutment surface (39), characterized in that the resilient branch (62) extends longitudinally beyond a transverse end face (27b) of the body (25) of the adapter (26).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Patrick Moneyron, Philippe Espinasse, William Terrasse
  • Publication number: 20190031152
    Abstract: The invention proposes an adapter (26) which is delimited by two external lateral faces and which is shaped so as to be mounted in a cap (28) of reverse U-shaped section, comprising a pair of front locking lugs (44a, 44b) which cooperate with the associated notches (59a, 59b) of the adapter (26) in order to fix the cap (28) to the adapter (26) in a dismantlable manner, each of the lateral faces (29a, 29b) of the body (25) of the adapter (26) comprising a front locking notch (59a, 59b), each thereof being capable of receiving an associated front locking lug (44a, 44b) of the cap (28), and the body (25) of the adapter (26) comprising rear locking notches which are arranged at one end of a resilient branch (62a, 62b) of the adapter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Patrick Moneyron, Philippe Espinasse, William Terrasse
  • Patent number: 10190722
    Abstract: The pipe includes at least one tubular sheath delimiting a passage for circulation of the abrasive material, at least one tensile armor layer externally positioned with respect to the tubular sheath, the armor layer including a plurality of filiform armor elements. It further includes a protective internal layer positioned inside the tubular sheath in the circulation passage, the protective internal layer including an elastomeric matrix and a longitudinal reinforcement assembly embedded in the matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Philippe Espinasse, Thomas Parenteau
  • Patent number: 10137864
    Abstract: The invention relates to a first part (12) and a second part (13) of an end piece (11) for a windshield wiper comprising at least one wiper blade (1). The first part (12) has a cavity (22) for accommodating the wiper blade (1), said cavity (22) extending along a longitudinal axis. The first part (12) also has a region that is arranged laterally in relation to the longitudinal axis and accommodates the second part (13) of the end piece (11), said region (14) comprising a tubular section (31). The second part (13) also has an attachment means for mechanically connecting the second part (13) to the region of the first part (12). The attachment means represents at least one hollow tubular portion, the periphery of which has a slit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventor: Philippe Espinasse
  • Publication number: 20180306376
    Abstract: A method for assembling a rigid pipe intended to be placed in a body of water, the rigid pipe including a metallic inner tube, a thermally insulating insulation jacket formed from an assembly of insulating parts and an outer layer. The method includes the steps of providing the metallic inner tube, forming the insulation jacket, and forming the outer layer around the insulation jacket. The method includes a step for providing a plurality of helical insulating parts and a step of mounting the helical insulating parts around the inner tube in order to form the insulation jacket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: François GOORIS, Sébastien VIALE, Philippe ESPINASSE, Olivier RAGEOT, Laure BOUSTANY
  • Publication number: 20180202579
    Abstract: A cover including an elongate body, capable of being applied to be facing an outer surface of the pipe, and at least one longitudinal interaction element for interacting with the pipe, supported by the elongate body. The elongate body is reversibly deformable under the effect of its own weight, the elongate body having a length of more than 10 m. The cover treats solid build-ups within a fluid-transport pipe in a simple, straightforward and inexpensive manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Philippe ESPINASSE, Thomas PARENTEAU, Sylvain ROUTEAU, Antoine MARRET
  • Patent number: 10018292
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an end fitting (40) for connecting a flexible pipe for transporting a cryogenic fluid, comprising thermal insulation means (65) interposed between the cold part (41) of the connecting end fitting and the rear part (51) for crimping the end of a leak proof sealed external sheath (9) of said flexible pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Philippe Espinasse, Jean-Michel Gerez, Olivier Leclerc, Pascal Prevost
  • Patent number: 9945508
    Abstract: A pipe (18) having an inner fluid confinement assembly (30) including a corrugated inner tube (40) having an axis (A-A?), a tensile armor (42) arranged around the inner tube (40) and a heat-insulating assembly (44) arranged around the tensile armor (42). The pipe includes a ballast assembly (32) mounted around the inner assembly (30). The ballast assembly (32) includes a plurality of collars (70A) mounted externally on the inner assembly (30) to form a support layer (70), at least one outer armor (72) and at least one ballast ring (74A) engaged around the outer armor (72).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventor: Philippe Espinasse