Patents by Inventor Simon Duffaut

Simon Duffaut 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: 20210040760
    Abstract: A swimming pool cleaner may operate within a pool during a cleaning cycle. The duration of the cleaning cycle may be tailored, or optimized, for the pool by determining a maximum length of time between, for example, a rotation of the cleaner and when it next detects a wall of the pool during a designated interval. As another example, deducing information relating to rotation speed of the cleaner also may be useful in determining the tailored cleaning cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: Zodiac Pool Care Europe
    Inventor: Simon Duffaut
  • Publication number: 20210032888
    Abstract: Swimming pool cleaners may operate autonomously within pools and spas. The cleaners need not include any external hoses or cords, and their bodies may be oriented at pool waterlines so as to make their on-board filters readily accessible for removal. The cleaners may dock at docking stations for various purposes, including (but not limited to) for charging any on-board battery and communicating electronically with the docking station or other external equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Arnaud Lancry, Simon Duffaut, Remi Deloche, Louis Favie, Philippe Pichon
  • Publication number: 20200407996
    Abstract: A swimming pool cleaner may include motive elements intentionally driven in an unbalanced manner. This unbalanced driving may allow a cleaner to maintain contact with (“hug”) walls of a pool, allowing the cleaner to, e.g., obtain information allowing mapping of the pool perimeter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Zodiac Pool Care Europe
    Inventors: Simon Duffaut, Arnaud Lancry
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10865581
    Abstract: Swimming pool cleaners may operate autonomously within pools and spas. The cleaners need not include any external hoses or cords, and their bodies may be oriented at pool waterlines so as to make their on-board filters readily accessible for removal. The cleaners may dock at docking stations for various purposes, including (but not limited to) for charging any on-board battery and communicating electronically with the docking station or other external equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: ZODIAC POOL CARE EUROPE
    Inventors: Arnaud Lancry, Simon Duffaut, Remi Deloche, Louis Favie, Philippe Pichon
  • Publication number: 20190338545
    Abstract: A swimming pool cleaner may include at least one light source within its body. The light source may be positioned to project light onto or into (or both onto and into) an on-board filter of the cleaner, facilitating visual examination of the cleanliness of the in situ filter. A transparent region of the body may permit viewing of the on-board filter from outside the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: ZODIAC POOL CARE EUROPE
    Inventors: Simon Duffaut, Skye Svenningsen, Eugene Keith McQueen
  • 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