Patents by Inventor Philippe Renard

Philippe Renard 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: 20160199573
    Abstract: Autonomous device (10) comprising a first plate (21) having a first surface (210), a second plate (22) having a second surface (220), and an elastic mechanism (30) for bringing the first (210) and second (220) surfaces closer together and for placing a pouch (40) able to contain a fluid under pressure between said surfaces, the autonomous device (10) being configured in such a way that said first surface (210) and said second surface (220) are able to face one another, and being characterized in that said second surface (220) of the second plate (22) is convex from a viewpoint (35) situated between said first (210) and second (220) surfaces of the first (21) and second (22) plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Thierry Peeters, François Dury, Philippe Renard, Dimitri Gangolf
  • Patent number: 8682624
    Abstract: A method of simulating, reconstructing and scaling digital data sets, in particular images, but not exclusively. The method of the invention is based on a training image that is directly sampled each time a point in the simulation image is to be filled, and does not need the preliminary creation of a data structure storing conditional probabilities, as it is often the case in known multipoint simulation method. Accordingly, the method of the invention is less memory-demanding than conventional methods, and is better suited to simulations including continuous variables. Embodiments regarding the application to reconstruction of partial images and downscaling are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: University of Neuchatel
    Inventors: Gregoire Mariethoz, Philippe Renard, Julien Straubhaar
  • Publication number: 20130209261
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mechanical assembly (1) for the field of aeronautics, including: a part (3) comprising an attachable end; a recess for receiving the part (3), said recess having a wall (2) comprising an organic matrix composite or OMC; and a sealing composite (4) including a thermoplastic or heat-curable material including 0 to 70 wt % of a filler and forming a mechanical and/or physicochemical link between the part (3) and the recess having the OMC wall (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: Philippe Renard, Hervé Grelin, Sacha Berard
  • Patent number: 8096585
    Abstract: This tubular joint includes a bell end (4) which is equipped with an internal groove (18) and in which is inserted a spigot end (6), a seal (8) and a locking element (12). The groove forms a groove wall (20). The spigot end (6) and the bell end (4) define a radial clearance (J). The locking element (12) includes a fixing tooth (36) and a contact face (28) for application against the wall (20) when the clearance (J) is within a first range of clearances. When the clearance is within a second range of clearances, the locking element (12) forms a rocking point (34) for rocking round the groove wall (20) and the fixing tooth (36) bites into the external surface (22) by a flying buttress effect of the locking element (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain PAM
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Vitel, Philippe Renard, Daniel Grojean
  • Publication number: 20110251833
    Abstract: A method of simulating, reconstructing and scaling digital data sets, in particular images, but not exclusively. The method of the invention is based on a training image that is directly sampled each time a point in the simulation image is to be filled, and does not need the preliminary creation of a data structure storing conditional probabilities, as it is often the case in known multipoint simulation method. Accordingly, the method of the invention is less memory-demanding than conventional methods, and is better suited to simulations including continuous variables. Embodiments regarding the application to reconstruction of partial images and downscaling are also presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventors: Gregoire MARIETHOZ, Philippe Renard, Julien Straubhaar
  • Patent number: 7926885
    Abstract: A spoke for a tension wheel, the spoke being made of a composite material and including a tension body, the body having a median portion and two ends, the body being extended beyond each end by a fastening segment, the body and the fastening segments being connected by a transitional zone. The spoke has at least one portion with a cross-sectional surface reinforced relative to the cross section of the median portion, the reinforced cross-sectional portion extending through at least one transitional zone between the tension body and the embedded fastening segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.S.
    Inventors: Benoit Saillet, Philippe Renard, Claude Righini
  • Patent number: 7699355
    Abstract: This variable-angle tubular connection includes a first tubular section (4) which has a flange ring (10), a second tubular section (6) which has an end flange (12) and a clamping device (8) for clamping the flange ring (10) against the end flange (12). The clamping device (8) has at least one linking segment (22), suitable for being applied against the flange ring (10), and components (24) for clamping the linking segment (22) against the flange ring. The end flange (12) has traversing recesses (20) through which the clamping components extend. The end flange is fixed to the second tubular section (6). Application to the sealed junction of tubing elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Pam
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Vitel, Daniel Grojean, Philippe Renard
  • Publication number: 20100090460
    Abstract: This tubular joint includes a bell end (4) which is equipped with an internal groove (18) and in which is inserted a spigot end (6), a seal (8) and a locking element (12). The groove forms a groove wall (20). The spigot end (6) and the bell end (4) define a radial clearance (J). The locking element (12) includes a fixing tooth (36) and a contact face (28) for application against the wall (20) when the clearance (J) is within a first range of clearances. When the clearance is within a second range of clearances, the locking element (12) forms a rocking point (34) for rocking round the groove wall (20) and the fixing tooth (36) bites into the external surface (22) by a flying buttress effect of the locking element (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: SAINT-GOBAIN PAM
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Vitel, Philippe Renard, Daniel Grojean
  • Patent number: 7631947
    Abstract: A wheel including a rim, a hub, and at least one device for connecting the rim to the hub, the connecting device including a composite spoke and a first mechanism to connect the spoke to the rim or the hub, the spoke including an elongated body, which extends in a longitudinal direction, between a first end and a second end, the body and the ends including fibers, the fibers being arranged to form a first loop at the first end. The first connecting mechanism includes a first insert housed in the first loop, a first shank affixed to the first insert, the first shank being oriented along the longitudinal direction, a first screw or fastening portion being defined on the first shank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.S.
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Mercat, Philippe Renard
  • Publication number: 20080315675
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wheel including a rim, a hub, at least one spoke connecting the rim to the hub, the spoke being made of composite material. Each spoke of the wheel includes a device enabling a reversible connection with the hub of the wheel, the connection device being at least partially incorporated within the spoke by co-molding therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Applicant: SALOMON S.A.
    Inventors: Karim Taieb, Benoit Saillet, Philippe Renard
  • Publication number: 20080315575
    Abstract: The invention concerns a tubular joint comprising an interlocking tip (4) provided with an inner groove (18) for receiving a smooth tip (6) and a sealing liner (8) arranged in the inner groove (18). It also comprises anti-extrusion means (10) adjacent the sealing liner (8) for countering an extrusion of the sealing liner (8) when the latter is subjected to the pressure of a fluid circulating in the tubular joint. The invention is applicable to drinking water distribution pipes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2007
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Vitel, Daniel Grojean, Philippe Renard
  • Publication number: 20080191543
    Abstract: A spoke for a traction-spoke wheel, the spoke being made of a composite material and including a tapered traction body, the body having a median portion and two ends, the body being extended beyond each end by a fastening segment, the body and the fastening segments being connected by a transitional zone. The spoke has at least one portion with a cross-sectional surface reinforced relative to the cross section of the median portion, the reinforced cross-sectional portion extending through at least one transitional zone between the traction body and the embedded fastening segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Applicant: SALOMON S.A.
    Inventors: Benoit SAILLET, Philippe RENARD, Claude RIGHINI
  • Publication number: 20080179880
    Abstract: This variable-angle tubular connection comprises a first tubular section (4) which comprises a flange ring (10), a second tubular section (6) which comprises an end flange (12) and clamping means (8) of the flange ring (10) against the end flange (12). The clamping means (8) comprise at least one linking segment (22), suitable for being applied against the flange ring (10), and components (24) for clamping the linking segment (22) against the flange ring. The end flange (12) comprises traversing recesses (20) through which the clamping components extend. The end flange is fixed to the second tubular section (6). Application to the sealed junction of tubing elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2006
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Applicant: SAINT-GOBAIN PAM
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Vitel, Daniel Grojean, Philippe Renard
  • Patent number: 7331835
    Abstract: An aquatic gliding board which incorporates a subassembly that includes a hollow inner shell which is covered with a casing made of foam capable of being machined. The invention also relates to a hollow gliding board, such as a surfboard, that includes at least one longitudinal partition, such partition(s) connecting upper and lower portions of the subassembly. The partition(s) is (are) made of a foam, such as an elastic foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.
    Inventors: Philippe Renard, Eric Metrot
  • Patent number: 7329457
    Abstract: Laminated composite material usable to make articles of manufacture, such as boots or other sports articles in particular. The laminate is a new basic material particularly directed to articles of manufacture having drastic mechanical requirements and which are very inexpensive and lightweight. The laminate has a sandwich structure having a core between two layers. More particularly, the core and the two layers are composites, and at least a portion of the fibers of the core have a mechanical strength significantly lower than that of at least a portion of the fibers of one and/or the, other layers. In a particular embodiment, the laminate has a thickness of 3 mm or less. The layers are sheets of carbon fabric embedded in an epoxy resin, and the core is made from non-woven polyamide micro-fibers having a thickness equal to 0.32 mm. The invention also relates to the manufacture of the laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: Salmon S.A.
    Inventors: Philippe Renard, Manuel Roure
  • Publication number: 20070138859
    Abstract: A wheel including a rim, a hub, and at least one device for connecting the rim to the hub, the connecting device including a composite spoke and a first mechanism to connect the spoke to the rim or the hub, the spoke including an elongated body, which extends in a longitudinal direction, between a first end and a second end, the body and the ends including fibers, the fibers being arranged to form a first loop at the first end. The first connecting mechanism includes a first insert housed in the first loop, a first shank affixed to the first insert, the first shank being oriented along the longitudinal direction, a first screw or fastening portion being defined on the first shank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Applicant: SALOMON S.A.
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Mercat, Philippe Renard
  • Publication number: 20060157941
    Abstract: The invention relates to an annular seal used for the telescopic mounting of a male end (10) of a first tubular element (1) in a socket (20) of a second tubular element (2). Said seal comprises an elastically-deformable annular body (3) designed to be threaded around the outer surface of the male end (10) and an anchoring lug (4) that only extends over part of the length of the body projecting radially around the latter and designed to be housed in an anchoring groove (25) disposed in the inner surface of the socket. At least one part of the lug (4) is made from a reinforcing material having a hardness greater than that of the body (3). Said seal is characterised in that the reinforcing material is located radially at a distance from the inner surface (32) of the body (3). Use: water supply and disposal networks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2002
    Publication date: July 20, 2006
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Vitel, Jean-Francois Schmuck, Philippe Renard, Didier Lescot
  • Patent number: 6938362
    Abstract: A reinforcement for a boot, in particular a sports boot, more particularly a cross-country ski boot. The boot reinforcement makes it possible to improve the torsional stiffness, efficiency, durability, lightness, cost, foot protection, and industrial workability. To achieve this goal, the boot reinforcement according to the invention includes a front zone A from the front end up to the beginning of the plantar arch, a median zone B corresponding to the plantar arch, a rear zone C. The reinforcement includes, at least in the zones B and C, at least one “sandwich” structure constituted by at least one core inserted between at least two layers, and, in the zone A, it is flexible in a substantially longitudinal direction and torsionally stiff. The layers of the sandwich structure are made of composite, carbon fibers/polymeric resin, whereas the core of this sandwich structure is made of synthetic foam, wood or honeycomb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.
    Inventors: Benoît Saillet, Philippe Renard, François Girard
  • Publication number: 20040198112
    Abstract: An aquatic gliding board which incorporates a subassembly that includes a hollow inner shell which is covered with a casing made of foam capable of being machined. The invention also relates to a hollow gliding board, such as a surfboard, that includes at least one longitudinal partition, such partition(s) connecting upper and lower portions of the subassembly. The partition(s) is (are) made of a foam, such as an elastic foam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2004
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Applicant: SALOMON S.A.
    Inventors: Philippe Renard, Eric Metrot
  • Patent number: 6736689
    Abstract: A structural subassembly provided to produce an aquatic gliding board. The subassembly includes a hollow inner shell which is covered with a casing made of foam capable of being machined. The invention also relates to a method of making such a subassembly and to a board made by covering the preceding subassembly with a layer of resin-coated fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.
    Inventors: Philippe Renard, Eric Metrot