Patents by Inventor RICHARD-ALEXANDRE PELOQUIN

RICHARD-ALEXANDRE PELOQUIN 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: 20210229823
    Abstract: A robot including a hybrid fan-based and fluid-based propulsion system to provide thrust, such as deceleration during fall to create a smooth landing or to provide a quick reduction in velocity, and to provide actuation/controlled motion, such as to hover after quick deceleration and to control orientation or pose. The hybrid propulsion system uses discharging of pressurized fluid and exhausted gas (or fluid in some cases) from ducted fans (or propellers, impellers, and the like) to provide controlled thrust and/or lift forces. The hybrid propulsion system uses of pressurized fluid for generating larger or primary thrust and quick changes in velocity. The hybrid propulsion system includes a fan-based propulsion assembly with ducted fans that use environmental air (or fluids) to provide lower or secondary thrust. Both types of propulsion can be integrated into a robot or robotic figure to move the robot during flight (e.g., during falling or hovering).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Richard-Alexandre Peloquin, David Loyal Christensen, Morgan Thomas Pope, Grant Imahara, Tony Dohi
  • Publication number: 20210114203
    Abstract: A robot system with a robot configured for locomotion about a space using ground reaction force (GRF) to provide a first level of balancing. The robot system includes force generators located on or in the robot's body or offboard in the space that act to generate balancing forces to provide a second level of balancing for the robot using non-conventional physics. For example, clamping of a robot's feet to a support surface may be provided whenever the feet are in contact with the support surface using electromagnets in the feet and a layer of ferrous material on the support surface or using mechanical coupling techniques to temporarily anchor the foot to the support surface. In other examples, a balance controller may process output of balance sensors and respond by generating control signals to operate force generators onboard the robot such as electric fans or inertial reaction wheels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: DAVID LOYAL CHRISTENSEN, G√úNTER D. NIEMEYER, MORGAN T. POPE, MATTHEW A. ESTRADA, RICHARD-ALEXANDRE PELOQUIN