Patents by Inventor Alain Bernard

Alain Bernard 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: 20190248793
    Abstract: The invention concerns novel substituted pyrazolo- and triazolo-pyrimidine compounds of formula (I) having antiviral activity, in particular, having an inhibitory activity on the replication of the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The invention further concerns pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds and the compounds for use in the treatment of respiratory syncytial virus infection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: David Francis Alain LANÇOIS, Jérôme Émile Georges GUILLEMONT, Pierre Jean-Marie Bernard RABOISSON, Dirk André Emmy ROYMANS, Boris ROGOVOY, Vadim BICHKO, Delphine Yvonne Raymonde LARDEAU, Antoine Benjamin MICHAUT, Anil KOUL
  • Patent number: 10222298
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system (100) for assisting with the diagnosis of the operating condition of at least one industrial rotary machine (M1, M2, M3), consisting of an industrial electric fan unit, or an industrial motorized pump unit including a pumping wheel, said diagnosis assistance system (100) including a base support (50) and a means (10) for receiving signals (S1, S2, S3) secured to the base mounting (50), the means (10) for receiving signals (S1, S2, S3) being designed such as to receive signals (S1, S2, S3) representing raw values (6) of at least one operating parameter of the rotary machine (M1, M2, M3), characterized in that the system (100) also includes a means (20) for interpreting the operating condition designed such as to automatically interpret the raw values (6) received and to generate a diagnosis (De) of the operating condition of the rotary machine (M1, M2, M3) in accordance with said raw values (6). The invention can be used in the field of rotary-machine maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Howden Solyvent-Ventec
    Inventors: Michel Sivo, Alain Bernard Dominique Louisot, Didier Francois Hugues Amor
  • Publication number: 20160327453
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system (100) for assisting with the diagnosis of the operating condition of at least one industrial rotary machine (M1, M2, M3), consisting of an industrial electric fan unit, or an industrial motorised pump unit including a pumping wheel, said diagnosis assistance system (100) including a base support (50) and a means (10) for receiving signals (S1, S2, S3) secured to the base mounting (50), the means (10) for receiving signals (S1, S2, S3) being designed such as to receive signals (S1, S2, S3) representing raw values (6) of at least one operating parameter of the rotary machine (M1, M2, M3), characterised in that the system (100) also includes a means (20) for interpreting the operating condition designed such as to automatically interpret the raw values (6) received and to generate a diagnosis (De) of the operating condition of the rotary machine (M1, M2, M3) in accordance with said raw values (6). The invention can be used in the field of rotary-machine maintenance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Michel Sivo, Alain Bernard Dominique Louisot, Didier Francois Hugues Amor
  • Patent number: 9108712
    Abstract: The invention relates to an airship comprising a flexible envelope having at least one adjustment region provided with two longitudinal adjustment elements mounted in opposition and mobile in relation to each other between a maximum distancing position and a minimum distancing position, the two longitudinal adjustment elements being connected to each other by a group comprising a plurality of cables crossing the inner space of the envelope, each of the cables cooperating with a plurality or tightening points provided along each longitudinal element. The cables are connected to at least one tightening module that can exert a tightening or loosening action on the cables and thereby bring the longitudinal adjustment elements closer together or move them further away.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: VOLIRIS
    Inventor: Alain Bernard
  • Patent number: 9106111
    Abstract: In an electromechanical energy converter having an outer body and an inner body, which are mounted movably relative to one another about an axis of rotation, an outer body according to the invention surrounds an annular structural element, a permanent magnet and a support ring which is received concentrically in the structural element. The support ring comprises a recess to receive the permanent magnet, and the recess has a boundary surface which extends parallel as to a radius of the axis of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Klumpp, Dariusz Suarez-Seminario, Alain-Bernard Isel
  • Patent number: 9081876
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for navigating an image series that includes at least one image. The method and system involve receiving an input corresponding to a reference location; operating at least one processor for determining a target position in the image series based on the reference location, the at least one processor being configured to receive initial series data corresponding to an initial location in the image series and a separation distance corresponding to a distance between two sequential images in the image series; determine a target distance for the image series, the target distance corresponding to a distance from the reference location to the initial location; and determine the target position based on the separation distance and the target distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: AGFA HEALTHCARE INC.
    Inventors: Giovan Giuseppe Boccanfuso, Marc Alain Bernard
  • Patent number: 8993724
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the production of interferon beta, and to an interferon beta composition having a unique glycosylation pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Ares Trading S.A.
    Inventors: Dina Fischer, Alain Bernard, Paul Ducommun, Mara Rossi
  • Publication number: 20150030218
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for navigating an image series that, includes at least one image. The method and system involve receiving an input corresponding to a reference location; operating at least one processor for determining a target position in the image series based on the reference location, the at least one processor being configured to receive initial series data corresponding to an initial location in the image series and a separation distance corresponding to a distance between two sequential images in the image series; determine a target distance for the image series, the target distance corresponding to a distance from the reference location to the initial location; and determine the target position based on the separation distance and the target distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Giovan Giuseppe Boccanfuso, Marc Alain Bernard
  • Patent number: 8919499
    Abstract: A circuit and a method for feeding oil to rolling bearings in a turbomachine is disclosed. The circuit includes an oil supply; an oil duct connecting the supply to lubrication enclosures, each enclosure containing at least one rolling bearing; an oil feed pump located between the supply and the lubrication enclosures; an oil recovery pump connected downstream from each lubrication enclosure; a pressurizing valve placed in the duct between the oil feed pump and the lubrication enclosures, the pressurizing valve being adapted to open when the pressure at its inlet exceeds a predetermined threshold pressure; a branch connection duct connecting the inlet of the pressurization valve to one of the lubrication enclosures in order to feed it with oil; and a feeding device which feeds the lubrication enclosures at a small oil flow rate so long as the pressure at the inlet of the pressurization valve has not reached the predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Francois Delamour, Jean-Louis Muller, Nicolas Alain Bernard Potel, Jean-Louis Jacquerie, Albert Cornet
  • Publication number: 20140255139
    Abstract: Method for transporting containers in which a group of containers includes a subset M assigned to the transportation of goods and a subset V assigned to the transportation of a dismountable vehicle, wherein before it is shipped, the disassembled vehicle is loaded into the containers of subset V, between the originating handling facility and an intermediate handling facility, the group of containers which includes sub-groups M and V is transported by a first means of transportation, between the intermediate handling facility and the final handling facility, the container sub-group M is transported by the dismountable vehicle, and the dismountable vehicle being a modular multi-lift airship formed by modules that can be accommodated within the containers of group V.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: VOLIRIS
    Inventor: Alain Bernard
  • Publication number: 20140054421
    Abstract: The invention relates to an airship comprising a flexible envelope having at least one adjustment region provided with two longitudinal adjustment elements mounted in opposition and mobile in relation to each other between a maximum distancing position and a minimum distancing position, the two longitudinal adjustment elements being connected to each other by a group comprising a plurality of cables crossing the inner space of the envelope, each of the cables cooperating with a plurality or tightening points provided along each longitudinal element. The cables are connected to at least one tightening module that can exert a tightening or loosening action on the cables and thereby bring the longitudinal adjustment elements closer together or move them further away.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: VOLIRIS
    Inventor: Alain Bernard
  • Patent number: 8550371
    Abstract: A thermostat assembly including a flow blocking sleeve and a seat between which is defined a flow passage through which a fluid can flow and wherein the sleeve has an end opposing a bearing surface of the seat which extends perpendicular to an axis of the sleeve, and wherein the sleeve and the seat are movable relative to one another by movement of a piston of a thermostatic member to thereby control flow through the flow passage which is radial to the axis and wherein a gasket is crimped within a housing formed between a lateral wall adjacent the end of the sleeve and a ring so as to be secured to be normally engaged with the bearing surface to prevent flow through the flow passage unless the passage is opened by separation of the gasket from the bearing surface by movement of the piston in response to the thermostatic member being activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Vernet
    Inventors: Alain Bernard Armand Bouloy, Thierry Maraux
  • Patent number: 8545913
    Abstract: Process for preparing a cornet consisting of a substantially conical wafer (22) prior to the filling of said cornet with an ice-cream; in order to preserve the crunchy nature of the wafer, the inner wall of the cornet is sprayed with liquid chocolate (23); this chocolate solidifies rapidly in order to form a coating layer for separating the wafer and the ice-cream. The process is characterized in that the inside of the cornet is sprayed with an excess quantity of chocolate to guarantee that no coating-gap zone remains on the inner wall of the wafer, the excess liquid chocolate collecting, under gravity, at the bottom tip of the corner; prior to solidification of said excess, the excess is sucked out of the cornet, subsequent solidification of the coating layer thus making it possible to establish a continuous barrier over the inner wall of the wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Alain Bernard Daouse, Christian Jean Marie Mange
  • Publication number: 20130113319
    Abstract: In an electromechanical energy converter having an outer body and an inner body, which are mounted movably relative to one another about an axis of rotation, an outer body according to the invention surrounds an annular structural element, a permanent magnet and a support ring which is received concentrically in the structural element. The support ring comprises a recess to receive the permanent magnet, and the recess has a boundary surface which extends parallel as to a radius of the axis of rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Daniel Klumpp, Dariusz Suarez-Seminario, Alain-Bernard Isel
  • Patent number: 8316694
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (10) for detecting and locating fluid leakage from a hydraulic work, the device being characterized in that it comprises a geotextile fabric (12) made of yarns or fibers and provided with: at least one first optical cable (14) in contact with said geotextile (12) and formed by a protective tube within which at least one multimode optical fiber (141) is placed, said multimode optical fiber (141) being suitable for detecting a temperature variation and transmitting a signal that is modified when temperature varies and at least one second optical cable formed by a sheath receiving tightly at least one monomode optical fiber (142) suitable for detecting a deformation of the geotextile (12) and for transmitting a signal that is modified when the deformation is detected in that said second optical cable being bonded to the geotextile (12). The invention is applicable to detecting and locating leakage from hydraulic works.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignees: Tengate Geosynthetics France, Electricite de France, Fiber Optics Sensors & Sensing Systems BVBA, Universite Joseph Fourier
    Inventors: Olivier Artieres, Cyril Guidoux, Jean-Jacques Fry, Jean-Marie Henault, Sylvain Blairon, Gauthier Vercoutere, Marc Voet, Johan Vlekken, Yves-Henri Faure, Paul Royet, Alain Bernard, Fabrice Daly
  • Publication number: 20120212098
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electric machine (2), comprising at least one rotor shaft (3) that is rotatably mounted in a housing (4) by means of at least one rolling body bearing (5), wherein at least one commutator (14) is arranged in a rotationally 11 fixed manner on the rotor shaft (3). To this end, a centrifugal disc (16) is arranged in a rotationally fixed manner on the rotor shaft (3) on the side of the rolling body bearing (5) opposite of the commutator (14). The invention further relates to a hydraulics unit (1), in particular for a motor vehicle, comprising a housing (4) and an electric machine (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: Alain-Bernard Isel
  • Publication number: 20120024631
    Abstract: The invention relates to a circuit and a method for feeding oil to rolling bearings in a turbomachine, the circuit comprising an oil supply, an oil duct connecting the supply to lubrication enclosures, each containing at least one rolling bearing, an oil feed pump located between the supply and the lubrication enclosures, an oil recovery pump connected downstream from each lubrication enclosure, and a pressurizing valve placed in the duct between the oil feed pump and the lubrication enclosures, said pressurizing valve being adapted to open when the pressure at its inlet exceeds a predetermined threshold pressure; a branch connection duct connecting the inlet of the pressurization valve to one of the lubrication enclosures in order to feed it with oil; and means for feeding the lubrication enclosures at a small oil flow rate so long as the pressure at the inlet of the pressurization valve has not reached the predetermined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: SNECMA
    Inventors: François Delamour, Jean-Louis Muller, Nicolas Alain Bernard Potel
  • Patent number: 8080419
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods for use in industrial production of proteins. Specifically, the present invention provides a method of recycling solid supports for cultivation of anchorage-dependent cells such as, e.g., microcarriers and Fibra-Cel® disks. Solid supports recycled by a method of the present invention allow obtaining a protein productivity level comparable to the productivity level obtained with non-recycled solid support. The method comprises the steps of rinsing with water, rinsing with a sodium hydroxide solution and second rinsing step with water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Ares Trading S.A.
    Inventors: Alain Bernard, Frederic Papp
  • Publication number: 20110305669
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the production of interferon beta, and to an interferon beta composition having a unique glycosylation pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: ARES TRADING S.A.
    Inventors: DINA FISCHER, Alain Bernard, Paul Ducommun, Mara Rossi
  • Publication number: 20100175460
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (10) for detecting and locating fluid leakage from a hydraulic work, the device being characterized in that it comprises a geotextile fabric (12) made of yarns or fibers and provided with: at least one first optical cable (14) in contact with said geotextile (12) and formed by a protective tube within which at least one multimode optical fiber (141) is placed, said multimode optical fiber (141) being suitable for detecting a temperature variation and transmitting a signal that is modified when temperature varies and at least one second optical cable formed by a sheath receiving tightly at least one monomode optical fiber (142) suitable for detecting a deformation of the geotextile (12) and for transmitting a signal that is modified when the deformation is detected in that said second optical being bonded to the geotextile (12). The invention is applicable to detecting and locating leakage from hydraulic works.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventors: Olivier Artieres, Cyril Guidoux, Jean-Jacques Fry, Jean-Marie Henault, Sylvain Blairon, Gauthier Vercoutere, Marc Voet, Johan Vlekken, Yves-Henri Faure, Paul Royet, Alain Bernard, Fabrice Daly