Patents by Inventor Vincent Belpaire

Vincent Belpaire 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: 11142254
    Abstract: A system of a sealed and reinforced structural element of a motor vehicle includes: a structural element, which has a cavity with a longitudinal axis; a carrier. A first material for reinforcing the structural element, wherein the first material has a modulus of elasticity of at least 100 MPa; and a second material for sealing the structural element, wherein the second material has a modulus of elasticity of at most 20 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Ardi Shehu, Vincent Belpaire
  • Publication number: 20210221444
    Abstract: A device for reinforcing, sealing, or damping a structural element in a motor vehicle including a carrier, having a first lateral region and a second lateral region, and a first adhesive for connecting the carrier to the structural element. The first adhesive is arranged on the first lateral region of the carrier. The second lateral region of the carrier is designed in such a way that a second adhesive, which can be pumped or extruded onto the structural element or onto the second lateral region of the carrier, is supported by the second lateral region of the carrier during and/or after its activation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Henrik LINDGREN, Vincent BELPAIRE
  • Patent number: 10933922
    Abstract: A device for reinforcing and sealing a structural element in a motor vehicle including a reinforcing element which has a longitudinal axis and which is disposable in a cavity of the structural element, wherein the reinforcing element includes walls which extend substantially in the direction of the longitudinal axis, wherein part-regions of the walls on an external circumference of the reinforcing element form at least one strip which encircles the reinforcing element and which runs transversely to the longitudinal axis of the reinforcing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Vincent Belpaire, Ardi Shehu
  • Patent number: 10906595
    Abstract: A device for reinforcing a structural element in a motor vehicle including: a reinforcing element which has a longitudinal axis and which is disposable in a cavity of the structural element, wherein the reinforcing element includes side walls which extend substantially in the direction of the longitudinal axis, wherein a fastening element for the preliminary fixing of the reinforcing element to the structural element is disposed on a first side wall, wherein a side wall that is opposite the first side wall at a location that is opposite the fastening element has a closed surface for connecting to the structural element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Vincent Belpaire, Ardi Shehu
  • Publication number: 20200353996
    Abstract: A device for reinforcing a structural element in a motor vehicle including a reinforcing element, which has a longitudinal axis and which can be arranged in a cavity of the structural element. The reinforcing element includes walls which extend substantially in the direction of the longitudinal axis. The reinforcing element additionally includes at least one open side, which likewise extends in the direction of the longitudinal axis. The walls directly adjoining the open side are designed in a convergent manner in that extensions of said adjoining walls running in the direction of the open side and perpendicularly to the longitudinal axis intersect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Vincent BELPAIRE, Ardi SHEHU
  • Publication number: 20200353994
    Abstract: A device for reinforcing, sealing, or damping a structural element in a motor vehicle including a support which has multiple cells, wherein each cell surrounds a cavity. Each cavity is at least partially delimited by walls in each direction, wherein each cell has an extension in length, height, and width between 5 mm and 100 mm. An outer surface of the support can be connected to the structural element by an adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Patrick CAUCHIE, Ardi SHEHU, Michael MEIER, Vincent BELPAIRE, Denis SOUVAY
  • Patent number: 10793089
    Abstract: A dam element for the damming of a structure element within a vehicle includes a support element and an expandable element. The support element consists of at least one printed strand of a first material, where the first material is in a solid physical state at least up to a temperature of from 120° C. to 200° C., and the expandable element consists of at least one printed strand of a second material, where the second material is expandable at a temperature between 120° C. and 200° C. The dam element here has, at a point of greatest thickness, measured perpendicularly to a plane of the dam element, at least two, and at most ten, mutually superposed layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventor: Vincent Belpaire
  • Patent number: 10737732
    Abstract: A system of a reinforced structural element of a motor vehicle includes a structural element having two panel sheets, as well as a reinforcing element, and an adhesive. The reinforcing element herein in the region of joints of the panel sheets is adhesively bonded to the structural element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Vincent Belpaire, Ardi Shehu
  • Publication number: 20200247473
    Abstract: A system of a sealed and reinforced structural element of a motor vehicle includes: a structural element, which has a cavity with a longitudinal axis; a carrier. A first material for reinforcing the structural element, wherein the first material has a modulus of elasticity of at least 100 MPa; and a second material for sealing the structural element, wherein the second material has a modulus of elasticity of at most 20 MPa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Ardi SHEHU, Vincent BELPAIRE
  • Patent number: 10549792
    Abstract: A baffle or reinforcement element for sealing and/or reinforcing a cavity, in particular a cavity of a vehicle, including a carrier element and an expandable element supported by the carrier element, the expandable element including an expandable material, incorporating a plurality of gas bubbles forming a microcellular structure. Further presented is the process of manufacturing such a baffle or reinforcement element and its use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventor: Vincent Belpaire
  • Patent number: 10538277
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of a structural reinforcement system. The system reinforces hollow cavities within various products to increase the structural rigidity of the product. The system generally includes a rigid carrier, a bonding material, and an insert. The rigid carrier provides the primary structural reinforcement within the cavity, and also serves as a substrate to carry the bonding material. The insert is provided to increase the structural rigidity of the reinforcement system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Vincent Belpaire, Dominique Mellano, Yves Vandenberg
  • Publication number: 20190315291
    Abstract: A dam element for the damming of a structure element within a vehicle includes a support element and an expandable element. The support element consists of at least one printed strand of a first material, where the first material is in a solid physical state at least up to a temperature of from 120° C. to 200° C., and the expandable element consists of at least one printed strand of a second material, where the second material is expandable at a temperature between 120° C. and 200° C. The dam element here has, at a point of greatest thickness, measured perpendicularly to a plane of the dam element, at least two, and at most ten, mutually superposed layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventor: Vincent BELPAIRE
  • Patent number: 10427722
    Abstract: In a reinforcing system for reinforcing a cavity of a structural element, a support element is connected to the structural element in the structural element for reinforcement purposes. The support element has channels, an adhesive is disposed in the cavity between the support element and the structural element, and the adhesive can be introduced into the cavity between the support element and the structural element by means of the channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Norman Blank, Jürgen Finter, Vincent Belpaire
  • Patent number: 10384419
    Abstract: A baffle or reinforcement element for sealing and/or reinforcing a cavity, in particular a cavity of a vehicle, comprising: a carrier plate with a first plate surface and a second plate surface, and at least a first and a second expandable element, in particular expandable foam element, supported by the carrier plate, wherein the first expandable element covers, at least substantially, the entire first plate surface and forms a first outer surface of the baffle or reinforcement element and the second expandable element covers, at least substantially, the entire second plate surface thereby forming a second outer surface of the baffle element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Daniel Augustin, Simon Gruber, Stefan Mieslinger, Vincent Belpaire, Mike Fasse
  • Patent number: 10328775
    Abstract: An exemplary reinforcing element (104) may be configured to be received within a longitudinally extending cavity (C) defined by a structure (102). The reinforcing element may include a base portion (106) having a bonding material (108, 160) applied thereon, and a member (110, 150) selectively secured to the base portion and configured to selectively extend away from the base portion when the reinforcing element is received within the cavity. Accordingly, the reinforcing element may define a first length (L1) when the member is in a first position with respect to the base portion, and a second length (L1+L2) when the member is in a second position extending away from the base portion, the second length being greater than the first length. The selectively extending arrangement of the reinforcing element may generally allow improved ease and accuracy of installing the reinforcing element within a generally closed structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Vincent Belpaire, Laurent Ory, Stephan Niggemann
  • Publication number: 20190144041
    Abstract: A system of a reinforced structural element of a motor vehicle includes a structural element, a reinforcing element, and an adhesive. The structural element has a first panel sheet and a second panel sheet which form in each case three regions between two joints. The reinforcing element is adhesively bonded to two pairs of mutually opposite regions of the panel sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Vincent BELPAIRE, Ardi SHEHU
  • Publication number: 20190144049
    Abstract: A device for reinforcing and sealing a structural element in a motor vehicle comprises a reinforcing element which has a longitudinal axis and which is disposable in a cavity of the structural element, wherein the reinforcing element comprises walls which extend substantially in the direction of the longitudinal axis, wherein part-regions of the walls on an external circumference of the reinforcing element form at least one strip which encircles the reinforcing element and which runs transversely to the longitudinal axis of the reinforcing element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Vincent BELPAIRE, Ardi SHEHU
  • Publication number: 20190144050
    Abstract: A device for reinforcing a structural element in a motor vehicle including: a reinforcing element which has a longitudinal axis and which is disposable in a cavity of the structural element, wherein the reinforcing element includes side walls which extend substantially in the direction of the longitudinal axis, wherein a fastening element for the preliminary fixing of the reinforcing element to the structural element is disposed on a first side wall, wherein a side wall that is opposite the first side wall at a location that is opposite the fastening element has a closed surface for connecting to the structural element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Vincent BELPAIRE, Ardi SHEHU
  • Publication number: 20190144047
    Abstract: A system of a reinforced structural element of a motor vehicle includes a structural element having two panel sheets, as well as a reinforcing element, and an adhesive. The reinforcing element herein in the region of joints of the panel sheets is adhesively bonded to the structural element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Vincent BELPAIRE, Ardi SHEHU
  • Patent number: 9962884
    Abstract: Process for making a reinforced structural member, in particular forming part of an automobile or other vehicle or an aeroplane or a ship, the reinforced structural member comprising an original structural member and a reinforcing carrier and an adhesive bead and/or a plurality of adhesive plots arranged between an outer surface of the reinforcing carrier and a contact surface of the original structural member, for structurally bonding the reinforcing carrier to the original structural member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Vincent Belpaire, Michael Meier, Kurt Berli, Martin Wäger