Patents Assigned to Agence Nationale de Valorisation de la Recherche (ANVAR)
  • Patent number: 3965725
    Abstract: A sounding vibrometer which is characterized in that it comprises a sensor comprising a geophone with its test-lead point mounted by way of a plurality of cable-type damping devices on small columns rigidly attached to a plate affixed to a tubular section of a segmented rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1974
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1976
    Assignee: Agence Nationale de Valorisation de la Recherche (ANVAR)
    Inventor: Philippe Weber
  • Patent number: 3963907
    Abstract: This instantaneous decimal credibility check device enables the operator of a terminal to send out, by means of this terminal, numerical data, the decimal value of which will have been previously checked.It is characterized in that it comprises a decimal positioning computer CCD connected to decoders DEC of the program memory M1 and to the keyboard CG for the purpose of receiving information therefrom and driving bistable triggers BS for guiding the keys of the keyboard. The decimal positioning computer is also connected, on the one hand directly to a space codes emitter ECE and decimal point emitter EPtD, and, on the other hand indirectly through certain of the guidance bistable triggers, to the "flag" character emitter ECV. A blind code emitter ECAV is directly connected to a decoder DEC of the instruction character ICAV corresponding to the number n of blind codes. A principal memory stores the numerical data, blind codes, space codes and flag characters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1974
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1976
    Assignee: Agence Nationale de Valorisation de la Recherche (ANVAR)
    Inventor: Robert Rene Durand-Vienne
  • Patent number: 3963646
    Abstract: Starting from hydrolysable salts of at least one transition metal and at least one metal giving a refractory oxide in solution in a non-aqueous solvent, simultaneous hydrolysis of the salts is produced by the addition of an amount of water which corresponds substantially to that necessary for the stoichiometry of the reactions. Drying of the coprecipitate formed is effected in an autoclave under hypercritical conditions. Hydrogenation or controlled oxidation catalysts of greater activity are thereby produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1973
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1976
    Assignee: Agence Nationale de Valorisation de la Recherche (ANVAR)
    Inventors: Stanislas Teichner, Gerard Gardes
  • Patent number: 3963597
    Abstract: A regenerative oxygen trap which uses an oxygen absorbing material formed of a solid solution of metal oxides having both an ionic conductivity through 0.sup.2.sup.- ions and a nonzero electrical conductivity, the material forming part of a circuit which also includes a source of electricity. The material is converted in an inert gas to its reduced form by the passage of a current therethrough, in which form it is effective for the absorption of gaseous oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1974
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1976
    Assignee: Agence Nationale de Valorisation de la Recherche (ANVAR)
    Inventors: Michel Kleitz, Pierre Fabry, Jacques Fouletier
  • Patent number: 3959919
    Abstract: An animated doll comprising a deformable flexible envelope mounted on a rigid casing filling the greater part of the head and trunk portions of the doll. The mouth of the doll is moved by actuating means causing nursing of the doll and permitting absorption and excretion of liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1974
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1976
    Assignee: Agence Nationale de Valorisation de la Recherche (ANVAR)
    Inventor: Raymond Gerard Baulard-Cogan
  • Patent number: 3959026
    Abstract: A wafer of the semiconducting compound ZnTe is subjected to at least one bombardment by a magnesium ion flux, the energy and density of the bombardment or bombardments being such as to obtain a desired concentration of magnesium ions in the portion of the semiconductor to be doped and this is followed by a thermal annealing operation, the concentration of magnesium being such as to obtain an alloy having the formula Mg.sub.X Zn.sub.1.sub.-X Te with 0<X<1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1974
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1976
    Assignees: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique, Agence Nationale de Valorisation de la Recherche (ANVAR), Agence Nationale de Valorisation de la Recherche Anvar
    Inventors: Jean Marine, Huguette Rodot
  • Patent number: 3956481
    Abstract: Hydrosoluble extracts of mycobacteria suitable as immunological adjuvants are prepared. These extracts have a molecular weight between 3,500 and 30,000 and adjuvant, non-arthrogen properties. The delipidated bacterial residues of mycobacteria are subjected to a mild extraction, then the so-obtained substance is isolated and purified by physicochemical methods, or the delipidated bacterial residues of mycobacteria are treated by means of pyridine, optionally in the presence of acetic anhydride, then the obtained products are treated with ethanol or water, and the hydrosoluble substances are isolated and purified by physicochemical methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1973
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1976
    Assignee: Agence Nationale de Valorisation de la Recherche (ANVAR)
    Inventors: Pierre Jolles, Daniele Migliore-Samour
  • Patent number: 3956475
    Abstract: The invention produces a catalyst of highly divided metallic copper on a support. The copper hydroxide is prepared in an organic medium by means of a soluble complex of copper hydroxide decomposable under the effect of a physical agent and this catalyst is prepared directly from this complex. It is useful in catalytic reactions for dehydrogenation of butanol and of isopropanol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1973
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1976
    Assignee: Agence Nationale de Valorisation de la Recherche (ANVAR)
    Inventors: Stanislas Teichner, Echevin, Bernard
  • Patent number: 3953716
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for producing a control function signal of a given duration for a fuel injection system of an engine in which a word, or number, corresponding to the desired control function is set into a first counter to define a first number of pulses to be counted. The frequency of the pulses applied to the counter is controlled in response to an operating parameter. A second counter counts a second number of the pulses and the two numbers of pulses define two time intervals which are added. A third counter counts a signal representative of the time interval produced by the addition of the two time intervals and a predetermined number of said signals are counted by the third counter to define the duration of the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1974
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1976
    Assignee: Agence Nationale de Valorisation de la Recherche (ANVAR)
    Inventor: Louis Monpetit
  • Patent number: 3953714
    Abstract: A method and device for facilitating the movement of a number of moving bodies such as trains travelling behind each other in a closed circuit with all the necessary automatic functions such as safety precautions against collision and control of traffic, is arranged by providing an ideal circulation of imaginary moving bodies corresponding to the actual bodies and progressing regularly according to a pre-established programme, each actual moving body being constrained to remain, within limits behind its corresponding imaginary moving body taking into account possible braking requirements, and, in front of the imaginary moving body controlling the next actual moving body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1974
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1976
    Assignee: Agence Nationale de Valorisation de la Recherche (ANVAR)
    Inventor: Robert Gabillard
  • Patent number: 3951740
    Abstract: This invention relates to the production of interferon. In accordance with the present invention, interferon is produced by growing a continuous cell line in a suspension culture, the cells first being primed by cultivation in the presence of interferon specific to the cells and L-glutamine, interferon production being initiated by contacting the cells with a high concentrated suspension of virus inducer, then removing the virus and incubating the cells in a nutrient medium. Concentration and purification to give interferon preparations can be effected by known methods. Various types of interferon preparations of high titre have been produced on an industrial scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1975
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1976
    Assignee: Agence Nationale de Valorisation de la Recherche (ANVAR)
    Inventors: Ion Gresser, Michael G. Tovey
  • Patent number: 3947331
    Abstract: The molybdenum is deposited with at least one transition metal. The support is placed at the cathode and the bath in which this cathode is immersed contains at least one compound of molybdenum and at least one compound of the transition metal. The bath contains a mixture of an alkaline molybdate of a transition metal salt and of an alkaline salt of an organic acid with a mixed acid-alcohol function, this salt being able to give complexes with the molybdenum and transition metal ions of the other constituents. The pH and the temperature of the bath are kept compatible with the stability of these complexes. A cathodic current density greater than a "fissuration threshold" is used and the electro-deposition treatment is carried out for a duration which must be less than a "scaling duration". Each layer of alloy deposited electrolytically on the sub-adjacent support is subjected to heat treatment in a non oxidizing medium at a temperature between 700.degree.C and 1200.degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1973
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1976
    Assignee: Agence Nationale De Valorisation De La Recherche (ANVAR)
    Inventors: Vu Quang Kinh, Jean Montuelle
  • Patent number: 3941991
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for recording and/or indicating a function of two variables, characterized in that a signal having a value Z which is a function of two variables X and Y is quantified and is then represented in quantified form. The representation in quantified form is effected by projecting a luminous spot on a display area at the point of coordinates (X, Y) wherein the luminosity of the spot represents the quantified form of the value Z.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1973
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1976
    Assignee: Agence Nationale de Valorisation de la Recherche (ANVAR)
    Inventor: Jean-Michel Lamarre
  • Patent number: 3940316
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the production of organic acids by biologically hydrolysing the corresponding nitriles.This process is distinguished by the fact that the nitrile in aqueous solution is subjected to the action of bacteria showing nitrilasic activity, preferably selected from the species: Bacillus, Bacteridium as defined by Prevot, Micrococcus and Brevibacterium as defined by Bergey.The process according to the invention can be used in particular for the production of racemic lactic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1974
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1976
    Assignee: Agence Nationale de Valorisation de la Recherche (ANVAR)
    Inventors: Auguste Commeyras, Alain Arnaud, Pierre Galzy, Jean-Claude Jallageas
  • Patent number: 3936978
    Abstract: The movable window-leaf has an axis of pivotal motion parallel to one side and displaceable in translational motion in a direction parallel to itself, two identical arms being pivotally attached at one end to the two sides located at right angles to said axis and at the other end to the corners of the fixed window-casing. The length of the two arms is at least equal to one-half the length of the sides of the window-casing located at right angles to the pivotal axis so as to permit complete reversal of the window-leaf about the two points of pivotal attachment of the arm to the leaf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1974
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1976
    Assignee: Agence Nationale de Valorisation de la Recherche (ANVAR)
    Inventor: Gerard Barras
  • Patent number: 3937709
    Abstract: New compounds having the formula ##SPC1##In which Y represents a hydrogen atom, in which case Z.sub.1 and Z.sub.2 represent simultaneously an oxygen atom, or Z.sub.1 represents a methoxycarbonyl radical and Z.sub.2 a hydroxy radical, or Y and Z.sub.2 form together a carbon-carbon bond and Z.sub.1 is a methoxycarbonyl radical, said compounds being additionally characterized by a cis-fusion of the D/E rings. Said new compounds and vincamine and certain of its derivatives are prepared from an enamine having the formula: ##SPC2##In which R is H or C.sub.2 H.sub.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1973
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1976
    Assignee: Agence Nationale de Valorisation de la Recherche (ANVAR)
    Inventors: Thierry Sevenet, Claude Thal, Henri Philippe Husson, Pierre Potier
  • Patent number: 3937599
    Abstract: A pumping system comprising a pumping unit formed by a motor and a pump and adapted to raise a liquid from an underground level to a utilization level, a vaporizable fluid flowing in a closed circuit between a solar evaporator and a condenser, the said motor being disposed in the outgoing branch between the evaporator and the condenser, and a circulator being disposed in the return branch. The motor comprises a motor chamber which is connected by an internal bistable distributor either to the evaporator when said distributor is in an intake state, or to the condenser when said distributor is in an exhaust state, said motor chamber being partly limited by a flexible wall free to move between an intake stroke end position and an exhaust stroke end position, the flexible wall triggering the changes of state of the distributor by reaching its two end positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1974
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1976
    Assignee: Agence Nationale de Valorisation de la Recherche (ANVAR)
    Inventors: Pierre Thureau, Michel Bremont
  • Patent number: 3934163
    Abstract: The machine comprises a rotary assembly comprising a hollow shaft containing the inductor, a passive screen for protecting the inductor against rapid variations in field due to disturbances in the armature. An auxiliary winding borne by the shaft creates a rotary magnetic field of intensity and frequency such that it completes the compensation of the magnetic fields created by the armature. The machine is useful for synchronous power alternators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 1974
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1976
    Assignee: Agence Nationale de Valorisation de la Recherche (ANVAR)
    Inventor: Alain Mailfert
  • Patent number: 3931461
    Abstract: Apparatus for the telereproduction of documents transmitted in the form of electrical signals emanating from the line-by-line scanning of the original and modulating a carrier or sub-carrier wave, the demodulated video signals being applied to the scanning element of the reproduction apparatus synchronized with the scanning element of the emitter, the apparatus comprising a memory in which is stored the video voltage emanating from demodulation of the signals received, and means for removing these signals from the memory at a speed exactly proportional to that of the line scanner of the recorder, i.e. each time this element has advanced by a step of constant value corresponding to the distance separating two successively recorded dots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1974
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1976
    Assignee: Agence Nationale de Valorisation de la Recherche (ANVAR)
    Inventors: Daniel Auchere, Jean Paul Barbier Neyret
  • Patent number: 3930990
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for separating mixtures of hydrocarbons, notably conjugated diene hydrocarbons or aromatic hydrocarbons, from mixtures containing the same, by the general technique of permeation or pervaporation through specific membranes.The specific membranes used are formed of a high polymer comprising functional groups chemically combined by covalent bonding within the polymer forming the said membrane, the said groups possessing a physicochemical affinity, notably a capacity to complex, with respect to one of said hydrocarbons and, substantially, the absence of such a capacity with respect to other hydrocarbons of the mixture. For the separation of dienes, such as butadiene and pentadiene, membranes are used containing active nitrile, pyrrolidone, N-substituted groups, such as N-alkyl groups, preferably N-vinyl or N-methyl-pyrrolidone. The membrane can be obtained, for example, by copolymerization of butadiene with acrylonitrile, with the membrane containing about 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1974
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1976
    Assignee: Agence Nationale de Valorisation de la Recherche (ANVAR)
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Brun, Gerard Bulvestre, Michel Guillou, Pierre Thirion, Rene Pautrat