Patents Assigned to Thales
  • Patent number: 10736052
    Abstract: An in-flight entertainment system includes a plurality of static transceivers and an ISM band communication interference manager. The static transceivers are configured to transmit and receive radio frequency signals in the ISM band. The static transceivers are further configured to measure signals received within the ISM band from mobile transceivers within the aircraft and to measure signals received from proximately located ones of the static transceivers, and to generate measurement reports containing the measurements and containing identifiers of the proximately located ones of the static transceivers and the mobile transceivers. The ISM band communication interference manager is communicatively connected to the static transceivers, and performs operations that include receiving the measurement reports from the static transceivers, and controlling transmission power levels used by the static transceivers and the mobile transceivers responsive to the content of the measurement reports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Thales Avionics, Inc.
    Inventors: Khosro Rabii, Jean-Yves Couleaud, Pierre Schuberth, Cedric Le May
  • Patent number: 10732279
    Abstract: A method for identifying an obstacle (O) in the laser beam (F) of a lidar system includes: commanding the transmission of a laser beam (F); and receiving a lidar signal (S) corresponding to the reflection of the beam (F) on a diffuser present in the beam (F). The detection method further includes: evaluating a set of first parameters of the lidar signal, the set of first parameters including at least an amplitude and a duration, a first detection moment being defined for the lidar signal (S), the duration being defined at each moment as the time elapsed since the first detection moment; identifying an obstacle (O) present in the beam (F) when the amplitude is greater than a first threshold and the duration is greater than a second threshold; and decreasing the power of the beam (F).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Schlotterbeck, Philippe Rondeau
  • Patent number: 10731983
    Abstract: A compensation method for a magnetic field on board a vehicle including the steps carried out by computer and consisting of: for each measuring time Ti, i=1 to N with N>1, collecting the measured values of the 3D magnetic field Hmi and those of the angles ?i and ?i, where ?i is the pitch of the vehicle ?i is the roll of the vehicle; determining a matrix A and a vector B as a function at least of the collected magnetic field values Hmi and angles ?i et ?i, i=1 to N, the matrix A representing the soft iron and nonalignment disruptions and the vector B representing the hard iron disruptions; and the method comprising a step for estimating (105) the pair (A,B) minimizing the expression ? i = 1 ? à ? ? N ? ? ( ? A ? ( Hm i - B ) ? - 1 N ? ? i = 1 ? à ? N ? ? ( ? A ? ( Hm i - B ) ? ) ) 2 + ? i = 1 ? ? à ? N ? ? ( V i ? A ? ( Hm i - B ) - 1 N ? ? i = 1 ? à ? N ? ? ( V i ? A ? ( Hm i - B ) )
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventor: Nicolas Jean-Marc Frédéric Vercier
  • Patent number: 10734439
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an optoelectronic device, including the successive steps of: a) transferring, onto a surface of a control integrated circuit including a plurality of metal connection pads, an active diode stack including at least first and second doped semiconductor layers of opposite conductivity types, so that the second layer of the stack is electrically connected to the metal pads of the control circuit; and b) forming in the active stack trenches delimiting a plurality of diodes connected to different metal pads of the control circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives, Thales
    Inventors: François Templier, Lamine Benaissa, Marc Rabarot
  • Patent number: 10727883
    Abstract: Operating in a low frequency band and a high frequency band, the device includes at least a first amplification module capable of operating in the high band, the amplification of which is modulated according to a tracking of the envelope of the input signal of the device, capable of being linked at the output to an antenna adapted to the high band; a second amplification module capable of operating in the low band and of performing the envelope tracking; a switch switching the output of the second amplification module to an antenna adapted to the low band, when the amplification device is operating in the low band; to the first amplification module to control the drain voltage of the first module according to the envelope tracking, when the amplification device is operating in the high band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventors: Wilfried Demenitroux, Nicolas Berthou, Stéphane Miquel, Lucas Mandica
  • Patent number: 10724915
    Abstract: A static pressure measurement probe system comprises: a base to be fixed onto the cockpit of an aircraft; at least one local pressure tapping formed through the base and coupled to a pressure measurement sensor; for each local pressure tapping, at least two assemblies each comprising an optical window that is transparent to a laser radiation and a laser anemometry probe configured to take anemometry measurements in an imaginary cylinder centred on the local pressure tapping and of a diameter less than 3 cm and of a height less than 4 cm counted from the outer end of the local pressure tapping, so that the measurements are within the airflow limit layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Schlotterbeck, Jean-Philippe Pineau
  • Patent number: 10723488
    Abstract: An active tie rod for retaining and releasing appendages without shock is provided. The device comprises: a fixed base, a tie rod extending along an axis between two ends, a mechanism fastened to the base and temporarily retaining a first end of the tie rod, operating the mechanism to release the tie rod from the base, an end piece fastened to a second end of the tie rod, at least one appendage temporarily retained between the base and the end piece, a component disposed between the mechanism and the end piece, and an actuator of the component to modify a characteristic dimension of the component along the axis between two values, the component producing a tension in the tie rod for the first of the two values and the tension in the tie rod being reduced for a second of the two values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventors: Alain-Vincent Blanc, Thomas Combernoux, François Michellet, Damien Chassoulier
  • Patent number: 10724615
    Abstract: A control device for a linear actuator comprises a motor coupled to a device for converting a rotational movement into a translational movement configured to move a translationally mobile part. The actuator comprises at least one mechanical stop placed on a fixed part of the actuator, the group of at least one mechanical stop being configured to act as an obstacle to the relative helicoidal movement of a stud of the translationally mobile part when the stud reaches at least one predetermined position, contact of the stud with a stop generating a torque. The control device comprises a control module connected to at least one strain gauge configured to generate a signal indicative of the detected torque, the control module being configured to compare the amplitude of the signal generated by the group of at least one strain gauge against at least one predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventors: Damien Chassoulier, Didier Stanek, Alain-Vincent Blanc
  • Patent number: 10726324
    Abstract: The invention relates to a radiofrequency antenna circuit comprising at least one electrically conductive portion, in particular in the form of a track or wire, forming a first spiral having first turns and two end portions. The invention includes a second spiral extending substantially away from one of the end portions, along and between the turns of said first spiral. The invention also relates to a radiofrequency device comprising the antenna circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: THALES DIS FRANCE SA
    Inventors: Arek Buyukkalender, Lucile Mendez, Jean-Luc Meridiano
  • Patent number: 10723426
    Abstract: A method controlling a thruster of a marine vehicle is provided. The marine vehicle is at least partially submerged in a liquid and includes a body and a thruster including two propellers. Each propeller includes blades intended to tum about a rotation axis of said propeller. The method includes a step of low-speed maneuver controlling, during which the thruster is controlled in such a way that each propeller generates a flow directed toward the flow generated by the other propeller and reaching the flow generated by the other propeller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventors: Christophe Borel, Jean-Philippe Brunet, Benoît Theckes, Cyril Bouyer
  • Publication number: 20200236538
    Abstract: A method for transmitting a subscription profile from an MNO to a secure element pre-provisioned with a temporary profile comprising a unique identifier, MCC and MNC, includes:—Transmitting from the MNO the unique identifier to a SM-DP;—Creating the subscription profile at the SM-DP;—Provisioning in a D-HSS server having the first MCC/MNC the unique identifier and a temporary IMSI comprising a second MCC, a second MNC;—Provisioning in the MNO the temporary IMSI and an ephemeral key;—At the first attempt of the secure element to connect to the D-HSS server, exchanging data in signaling messages for provisioning the secure element with the temporary IMSI;—At the next attempt of the secure element to connect to the MNO network with the temporary IMSI, open an APN and send from the SM-DP to the secure element the subscription profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: THALES DIS FRANCE SA
    Inventors: Michel ANSLOT, Marc LAMBERTON
  • Patent number: 10720298
    Abstract: A vacuum electron tube comprises at least one electron-emitting cathode and at least one anode arranged in a vacuum chamber, the cathode having a planar structure comprising a substrate comprising a conductive material, a plurality of nanotube or nanowire elements electrically insulated from the substrate, the longitudinal axis of the nanotube or nanowire elements substantially parallel to the plane of the substrate, and at least one first connector electrically linked to at least one nanotube or nanowire element so as to be able to apply a first electrical potential to the nanowire or nanotube element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Mazellier, Lucie Sabaut
  • Patent number: 10717312
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a data carrier comprising an opaque layer and a method for making the data carrier. During personalization phase, the ablation of the opaque layer by laser through the data carrier allows to define a see-through portion of the data carrier carrying opaque security, said see-through portion having an improved security corresponding to opaque embossing pattern overlapping at least partially the opaque security partially destroyed. Said defined see-through portion carrying opaque security partially destroyed with opaque embossing pattern on its surface is even more difficult to reproduce by forger, even more difficult to remove, replace or exchange and easy to check.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Thales Dis France SA
    Inventors: Teemu Pohjola, Kristian Lappalainen
  • Patent number: 10718867
    Abstract: An optical system for laser-pointing a target through the atmosphere, with four optical channels: a passive imaging channel with an auxiliary camera linked to a coarse pointing control device; an illumination channel with a pulsed illumination source and temporal synchronization means, these channels including a first common optical coarse pointing device; an effector channel with a high-power laser source; an active imaging channel with: a high-speed camera synchronized with the illumination source by the synchronization means, and linked to a fine pointing control device; means for harmonizing the high-speed camera with the high-power laser source; the active imaging and effector channels form a pair and include a second common optical coarse pointing device, the coarse pointing devices controlled by the coarse pointing control device; a common optical fine pointing device, controlled by the fine pointing control device; and the coarse pointing control device is linked to the fine pointing control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventors: Antonin Caors, Bruno Bustin
  • Patent number: 10710723
    Abstract: An entertainment and connectivity system includes a processor for transferring information between a vehicle based user device and a server to validate a user's government identity before granting the user device access to the internet. The vehicle based server has an internet protocol address and communicates with user devices. The user devices each have an onboard internet protocol address mapped to the internet protocol address of the vehicle based server. A processor associated with the vehicle based server receives requests for internet service originating from the user devices. The requests include travel information or internet subscription plan information for a user of each of the user devices. The vehicle based server, or a ground based server that receives the request, generates an internet connection authorization decision based on validation of the user's government identity or the user's internet subscription plan information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Thales Avionics, Inc.
    Inventor: Jueren Ma
  • Patent number: 10715279
    Abstract: Methods of guaranteed reception and of processing of a digital signal in an avionics system comprise a plurality of computers, each computer comprising processing electronics and a software layer, which, on receipt of an event, carries out the following steps: at a first instant, sending to each of the other computers of a first signal (ACK) of reception of the event; at a second instant termed “TimeOut ACK”, if the electronic computer has not received one of the first signals emanating from one of the other computers, sending of a second failure signal (FAIL) to each of the other computers; at a third instant termed “TimeOut GARANTEED”, if a second failure signal has been received by the computer, absence of taking into account of the event by the computer and if no failure signal has been received by the computer, taking into account of the event by the data processing electronics of the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventor: Stéphane Treuchot
  • Patent number: 10712209
    Abstract: The monitoring of an electrical equipment item includes two electrically insulated circuits, a screen in the form of a film arranged between the two circuits, the screen comprising a substrate and a conductive filament arranged on the substrate, a module configured to circulate a current in the conductive filament and to monitor the current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventors: Francis Abdesselam, Joël Devautour
  • Publication number: 20200219009
    Abstract: A system configured to perform decision tasks carried out by a machine learning engine operates with a machine learning model, and includes a training component for improving the machine learning model, a device for carrying out decisions based on a set of input data, and an interaction interface for switching the machine learning model between training component and a device that includes a model attestation checker. The device performs acquiring input data, and ascertaining at least one machine learning model over the interaction interface. The model attestation checker performs checking if said machine learning model is trusted by a model attestation, and considering, for decision making, only those machine learning models that are trusted. The machine learning engine performs carrying out the decision task for input data by using a trusted machine learning model, and providing a result attestation for the decision output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: THALES DIS FRANCE SA
    Inventors: Frédéric DAO, Thomas DANDELOT, Frédéric PAILLART, Frédéric FAURE, Fabrice DELHOSTE
  • Patent number: 10703511
    Abstract: The present invention relates to attitude control and, in particular, to control of the attitude of a space platform. The space platform may take the form of or be part of a satellite and/or a spacecraft. An aspect of the present invention concerns the use, in an attitude control system, of several control moment gyroscopes with limited gimbal revolutions. Another aspect of the present invention concerns an improved logic for controlling a control moment gyroscope assembly of an attitude control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: THALES ALENIA SPACE ITALIA S.P.A. CON UNICO SOCIO
    Inventors: Marco Anania, Domenico Cascone
  • Patent number: 10707950
    Abstract: A relay platform for communicating telemetry data from one or more moving observation satellite(s) to the ground is provided. The relay platform for communicating from a space observation system, installed on board an aircraft moving above the clouds, comprises a first reception interface for demodulating telemetry data from at least one moving observation satellite, a second transmission interface for modulating and transmitting the data received to at least one destination ground station. The relay platform comprises a first descending two-level decryption/encryption chain for the telemetry data returned from at least one moving observation satellite(s) to the destination ground station(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventors: Francis Martinerie, Hervé Sainct, Serge Taride, Jean Didier Gayrard