Patents by Inventor Sylvain Gerber

Sylvain Gerber 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: 20210101470
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for managing the air of an air inlet (2) for the front panel of a motor vehicle, comprising at least one shutter (3) and a frame for holding the shutter (3), said at least one shutter being provided with a pin for pivoting the shutter (3), the system (1) comprising a support provided with at least one bearing designed to receive said pin of the shutter (3) and an element for closing said at least one bearing, the system also comprising a device (7) for controlling the movement of the shutter (3) between a closing position and at least one opening position by pivoting the pin in the region of the bearing, said at least one shutter comprising an actuating finger for actuating the shutter, which is movably secured to a connecting rod controlled by the control device, the management system being characterised in that the closing element is used to guide the connecting rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventor: Sylvain Gerber
  • Publication number: 20210071460
    Abstract: The invention relates to a control device (1), in particular for a motor vehicle, for controlling at least one flap configured to be moved between an open position and a closed position by an actuator, said device (1) comprising at least one member (8) made of shape memory material configured to be supplied with electric power so as to deform between a first state and a second state in order to disconnect said at least one flap from the actuator if the actuator fails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Karim Arab, Sylvain Gerber, Enzo Mitidieri, Laura Marion, Frédéric Vacca, Victor-Manuel Minero
  • Patent number: 10919582
    Abstract: An aerodynamic deflector device for a motor vehicle wheel may include a mounting configured to be mounted on a motor vehicle. A deflecting wall may be mounted on the mounting to be movable between a retracted position. In the mounted state, the deflecting wall is raised relative to the mounting, and an extended position in which, in the mounted state, the deflecting wall is lowered relative to the mounting and capable of being placed upstream from the wheel of the vehicle. An actuator may be configured to move the deflecting wall between the retracted and extended positions. The deflecting wall may have, in cross-section, a central part and two side parts flaring out from the central part to obtain a shape which diverges with respect to the direction of the air flow striking said wall. The aerodynamic deflector device may be arranged upstream from a vehicle wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Enzo Mitidieri, Sylvain Gerber, Nathalie Dion
  • Publication number: 20210023937
    Abstract: The invention relates to an air flow control device (500) for a front face module of a motor vehicle, the control device (500) comprising: •—a plurality of flaps (1i), each rotatable about an axis of rotation (100i). According to the invention, the axes of rotation (100i) of the flaps (1i) are aligned in at least two different planes of alignment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Sylvain Gerber, Enzo Mitidieri, Stephan Andre
  • Publication number: 20210008953
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lever (11) having: an engagement part (16) designed to engage in a corresponding housing in a component with which the lever is intended to cooperate, a base (18) to which the engagement part is connected, a connecting zone (20) between the engagement part and the base, this connecting zone having a profile extending from the engagement part to the base, said profile having a gradual curve shape, this connecting zone also comprising at least one stop (21) adjacent to the profile with a gradual curve shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Sylvain Gerber, Enzo Mitidieri
  • Patent number: 10766545
    Abstract: An aerodynamic deflector device for a wheel of a motor vehicle, including: a support that is elongate and designed to be mounted on a motor vehicle; a deflecting wall mounted such that it is movable on the support between a retracted position in which the deflecting wall is raised in relation to the support in the mounted state, and a deployed position in which the deflecting wall is lowered in relation to the support in the mounted state; and an actuator designed to move the deflecting wall between the retracted and deployed positions. The deflecting wall is mounted such that it can be rotatably moved on the support about an axis of rotation oriented substantially parallel to a longitudinal axis of the support and driven by the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Christophe Thullier, Sylvain Gerber
  • Publication number: 20200223306
    Abstract: The present invention consists in a device (1) for closing a motor vehicle front end air intake, comprising: a support frame (3) in which at least one set of pivoting slats is installed, at least one control element that controls the positioning of the slats including an actuator (5) having fixing holes, a housing (7) that receives the actuator (5), and a cover that comes to cover the housing (7), the cooperation between the cap and the housing (7) being effected by clipping, the housing (7) includes positioning elements (73) to be inserted into the fixing holes and the cap includes at least one specific shape that keeps the actuator (5) fixed relative to the positioning elements (73) when clipping the cap onto the housing (7).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Sylvain Gerber, Enzo Mitidieri
  • Patent number: 10625597
    Abstract: An air inflow control system for an active grille shutter is disclosed. The air inflow control system includes a frame including at least one housing, a flap including a flap rotary shaft, and a mechanical part adapted to maintain the rotary shaft in the housing when the mechanical part is secured to the frame. The flap rotary shaft may be installed in the housing, the flap may be capable of being placed, by rotation about the rotary shaft, in at least one open position and one closed position. The mechanical part may include an abutment, where the flap may be positioned against the abutment when the flap is placed in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Herlem, Sylvain Gerber
  • Publication number: 20200055388
    Abstract: The invention relates to an air flow regulating device (10) for an air inlet of a motor vehicle front-end module comprising a supporting frame (12) in which is installed a plurality of shutter flaps (14) pivoting between a closed position and an open position. According to the invention, the regulating device (10) comprises a recess (20) for receiving an electronic detection component (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Sylvain Gerber, Thomas Nore
  • Publication number: 20200031218
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an actuator (9)-lever (11) assembly for a sealing device (1) for a motor vehicle front face air inlet, said assembly comprising: an actuator (9) comprising two rotary output members (90) having a hollow (91) and each being arranged on a face of said actuator (9) and on the same pivot axis (C), and in each rotary output member (90), a lever (11) having a stub (110) inserted in the hollow (91) and linked to said rotary output member (90) such as to be driven in rotation by the rotation of said rotary output members (90), the hollows (91) of the rotary output members (90) being linked to one another by a communication orifice (92) and the levers (11) being attached to one another through said communication orifice (91).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Sylvain Gerber, Enzo Mitidieri
  • Publication number: 20190233025
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aerodynamic deflector device (7) for a motor vehicle wheel, including: a mounting (11) configured to be mounted on a motor vehicle; a deflecting wall (15) mounted on the mounting (11) so as to be movable between a retracted position in which, in the mounted state, said deflecting wall (15) is raised relative to the mounting (11), and an extended position in which, in the mounted state, said deflecting wall (15) is lowered relative to the mounting (11) and capable of being placed upstream from the wheel (3) of the vehicle; and an actuator (19) configured to move said deflecting wall (15) between the retracted and extended positions. According to the invention, the deflecting wall (15) has, in cross-section, a central portion (15A) and two side portions (15B, 15C) flaring out from the central portion (15A) so as to obtain a shape which diverges with respect to the direction of the air flow (10) striking said wall (15).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Enzo Mitidieri, Sylvain Gerber, Nathalie Dion
  • Publication number: 20190061842
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aerodynamic deflector device (7) for a wheel of a motor vehicle, comprising: a long support (11) designed to be mounted on a motor vehicle; a deflecting wall (15) mounted such that it is movable on a support (11) between a retracted position in which said deflecting wall (15) is raised in relation to the support (11) in the mounted state, and a deployed position in which said deflecting wall (15) is lowered in relation to the support (11) in the mounted state; and an actuator (19) designed to move said deflecting wall (15) between the retracted and deployed positions. According to the invention, the deflecting wall (15) is mounted such that it can be rotatably moved on the support (11) about an axis of rotation (17) oriented substantially parallel to a longitudinal axis of the support (11) and driven by the actuator (19).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Christophe THULLIER, Sylvain GERBER
  • Publication number: 20190023122
    Abstract: The invention relates to an air inflow control system for an active grille shutter, comprising: a frame (101) comprising at least one recess (104, 107); a louvre (102, 106) having a louvre rotary shaft, said louvre rotary shaft being designed to be installed in the recess (104, 107), whereby the louvre can be rotated about the rotary shaft and placed in an open position and a closed position; and a mechanical part (201) adapted to maintain the rotary shaft in the recess (104, 107) when the mechanical part (201) is secured to the frame (101). The mechanical part (201) comprises a stop element (202, 203), said louvre (102, 106) being positioned against the stop element when the louvre (102, 106) is in the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Herlem, Sylvain Gerber
  • Patent number: D742352
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: DEVIALET
    Inventors: Emmanuel Nardin, Fabien Deboves, Francois Mestre, Sylvain Gerber, Gregory Cibert, Nicolas Regentete, Xavier Flavard
  • Patent number: D743371
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: DEVIALET
    Inventors: Emmanuel Nardin, Fabien Deboves, François Mestre, Sylvain Gerber, Grégory Cibert, Nicolas Régentête
  • Patent number: D748078
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: DEVIALET
    Inventors: Emmanuel Nardin, Fabien Deboves, François Mestre, Sylvain Gerber, Grégory Cibert, Nicolas Régentête
  • Patent number: D752021
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: DEVIALET
    Inventors: Emmanuel Nardin, Fabien Deboves, François Mestre, Sylvain Gerber, Grégory Cibert, Nicolas Régentête
  • Patent number: D752022
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: DEVIALET
    Inventors: Emmanuel Nardin, Fabien Deboves, François Mestre, Sylvain Gerber, Grégory Cibert, Nicolas Régentête
  • Patent number: D860048
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventors: Christine Caubel, Sylvain Gerber, Thibaud Keller, Thierry Sanlaville, Mathias Gayraud, Maxime Ducloux