Patents by Inventor Alain Robert

Alain Robert 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: 10877575
    Abstract: In a multi-user, collaborative environment, an operating system state change can occur by passing a stylus pen from one user to another. Upon detecting a change of the active user, a state machine transition can result in a change in a user experience. In one example, a change in the user experience includes a change in user interface (UI) functionality. Some examples include changing color of the digital ink being displayed, changing a handwriting pattern, and automatically switching a view displayed on the user interface. The switched view can be switching from a single-user model to a multi-user model. In another example, a state machine transition can result in establishing connections between devices (e.g., phones or laptops) associated with the users that used the pen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Roy H. Berger, Jr., Gregg Robert Wygonik, Hayden William McAfee, Christian Klein, Ken M. Sadahiro, Alain Philippe Maillot
  • Patent number: 10874957
    Abstract: A method of desalinating an aqueous composition includes forming a hetero-azeotrope mixture by combining the aqueous composition with an entrainer, the aqueous composition including at least one salt, and subjecting the hetero-azeotrope mixture to distillation at a distillation temperature of less than the boiling temperature of the aqueous composition for an operating distillation pressure, resulting in separating the hetero-azeotrope mixture into a distillation bottoms liquid and a multi-phase condensate. The method includes recovering the multi-phase condensate having an entrainer-rich phase and an aqueous phase, the aqueous phase comprising desalinated water, and removing a portion of the aqueous phase from the multi-phase condensate to recover the desalinated water. Systems for conducting the method of desalinating an aqueous stream are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Guillaume Jean-Francois Robert Raynel, Regis Didier Alain Vilagines, Duaa J. Al Saeed
  • Publication number: 20200400076
    Abstract: An active device for attenuating the acoustic emissions of an aircraft turbojet engine includes circulation conduits for a pressurized air flow rate supplying rotary elements each having a pulsation system for the delivered air. The rotary elements are controlled in amplitude and phase and deliver, to outlet diffusers, a pulsed air flow rate with a pulsation at the frequency of the noise to be attenuated having an amplitude and a phase adjusted according to a local feedback law with microphones to attenuate the radiated acoustic power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: Safran Nacelles
    Inventors: Jean-Paul RAMI, Hervé HURLIN, Jean-Baptiste GOULARD, Marc VERSAEVEL, Philippe MICHEAU, Julien DRANT, Ambre ALLARD, Alain BERRY, Raymond ROBERT
  • Patent number: 10858423
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the treatment of IGF-IR expressing cancers as well as to a compositions and a kit for said traitment. From one aspect, the invention relates to the combined use of a first antibody for the determination of the IGF-IR status of a cancer and a second antibody used as an ADC for the treatment of said cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: PIERRE FABRE MEDICAMENT
    Inventors: Alexandra Jouhanneaud, Liliane Goetsch, Matthieu Broussas, Charlotte Beau-Larvor, Thierry Champion, Alain Robert, Jean-François Haeuw, Ian Rilatt, Michel Perez, Marie Lamothe
  • Publication number: 20200337543
    Abstract: A method of cleaning an endoscope in a computer-controlled washer/disinfector comprising the steps of connecting each lumen of an endoscope to a fluid distribution system for selectively conveying pressurized air or pressurized fluids through lumens in an endoscope; identifying the type of endoscope to be cleaned in said washer/disinfector; determining a blockage threshold flow coefficient for each lumen for said endoscope to be cleaned; pressurizing each lumen in said endoscope individually and determining an actual flow coefficient through said lumen; determining whether said endoscope is suitable for cleaning by comparing said actual flow coefficients for a lumen in said endoscope to said blockage threshold flow coefficient for said lumen; and determining whether a connection to a lumen in said endoscope is properly connected based upon said flow coefficient through said lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: STERIS INC.
    Inventors: Alain CHOUINARD, Louis MARTINEAU, Nicolas VERREAULT, Maxime ROBERT
  • Publication number: 20200291851
    Abstract: A centrifugal compressor for a turbocharger includes an inlet-adjustment mechanism in an air inlet for the compressor, operable to move between an open position and a closed position in the air inlet. Movement of the inlet-adjustment mechanism from the open position to the closed position is effective to shift the compressor's surge line to lower flow rates. The compressor includes a diffuser extending between an exducer of the compressor wheel and a volute for collecting pressurized air from the compressor. The diffuser is defined between first and second walls that diverge from each other in a radially outwardly direction through the diffuser. The divergent-wall diffuser enhances the shift of the surge line to lower flow rates when the inlet-adjustment mechanism is put in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Garrett Transportation I Inc.
    Inventors: Alain Lombard, Quentin Roberts, Hani Mohtar, Stephane Pees
  • Patent number: 10772491
    Abstract: A method of cleaning an endoscope in a computer-controlled washer/disinfector comprising the steps of connecting each lumen of an endoscope to a fluid distribution system for selectively conveying pressurized air or pressurized fluids through lumens in an endoscope; identifying the type of endoscope to be cleaned in said washer/disinfector; determining a blockage threshold flow coefficient for each lumen for said endoscope to be cleaned; pressurizing each lumen in said endoscope individually and determining an actual flow coefficient through said lumen; determining whether said endoscope is suitable for cleaning by comparing said actual flow coefficients for a lumen in said endoscope to said blockage threshold flow coefficient for said lumen; and determining whether a connection to a lumen in said endoscope is properly connected based upon said flow coefficient through said lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: STERIS INC.
    Inventors: Alain Chouinard, Louis Martineau, Nicolas Verreault, Maxime Robert
  • Patent number: 10758615
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to human monoclonal antibodies against orexin receptor type 1 (OX1R, hyprocretin 1) and uses thereof for the treatment of cancer. The antibodies are characterized by their CDRs: NYYMN, YISGSSRNIYYADFVKG, SNYDGMDV (Heavy chain) and AGTSSDVGGSNYVS, PGKAP, SSYTYYSTRV (Light Chain)) or the CDRS having at least 50% or 70% identity with the above listed sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: INSERM (INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTA ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE), UNIVERSITE PARIS DIDEROT—PARIS 7, INSTITUT REGIONAL DU CANCER DE MONTPELLIER, UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER
    Inventors: Alain Couvineau, Thierry Voisin, Pascal Nicole, Bruno Robert, Pierre Martineau, Myriam Chentouf
  • Publication number: 20200270352
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an antibody-drug-conjugate capable of binding IGF-1R. From one aspect, the invention relates to an antibody-drug-conjugate comprising an antibody capable of binding to IGF-1R, said antibody being conjugated to at least one drug selected from derivatives of dolastatin 10 and auristatins. The invention also comprises method of treatment and the use of said antibody-drug-conjugate for the treatment of cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: PIERRE FABRE MEDICAMENT
    Inventors: Ian RILATT, Michel PEREZ, Liliane GOETSCH, Matthieu BROUSSAS, Charlotte BEAU-LARVOR, Jean-Francois HAEUW, Thierry CHAMPION, Alain ROBERT, Marie LAMOTHE
  • Publication number: 20200253429
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system and method for improving the quality of hand hygiene. It comprises a portable bottle of disinfectant equipped with electronics and an electronic wristband. It gives different real-time feedback to its user regarding the quantity of disinfectant used, the duration of hand rubbing and the compliance of his/her rubbing gestures with a reference sequence. According to variations, the bottle can be used on its own.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Yves MARTIN, Yves-Alain ROBERT
  • Publication number: 20200230519
    Abstract: A method of desalinating an aqueous composition includes forming a hetero-azeotrope mixture by combining the aqueous composition with an entrainer, the aqueous composition including at least one salt, and subjecting the hetero-azeotrope mixture to distillation at a distillation temperature of less than the boiling temperature of the aqueous composition for an operating distillation pressure, resulting in separating the hetero-azeotrope mixture into a distillation bottoms liquid and a multi-phase condensate. The method includes recovering the multi-phase condensate having an entrainer-rich phase and an aqueous phase, the aqueous phase comprising desalinated water, and removing a portion of the aqueous phase from the multi-phase condensate to recover the desalinated water. Systems for conducting the method of desalinating an aqueous stream are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Guillaume Jean-Francois Robert Raynel, Regis Didier Alain Vilagines, Duaa J. Al Saeed
  • Patent number: 10706204
    Abstract: A method of performing automated surface-mount package design includes obtaining physical inputs that include names and locations of top and bottom pins, and obtaining electrical inputs that include electrical parameters such as impedance. The method also includes automatically performing analysis and processing of the physical inputs and the electrical inputs. A design file for manufacture of the surface-mount package is automatically generated based on the performing the analysis and the processing. The design file specifies a number and material of layers of the surface-mount package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jean Audet, Alain Ayotte, Franklin Baez, Anson Call, Deana Cosmadelis, Jason Lee Frankel, Kevin Grosselfinger, Roxan Lemire, Marek Andrzej Orlowski, Gilles Poitras, Paul Robert Walling
  • Patent number: 10633448
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an antibody-drug-conjugate capable of binding IGF-1R. From one aspect, the invention relates to an antibody-drug-conjugate comprising an antibody capable of binding to IGF-1R, said antibody being conjugated to at least one drug selected from derivatives of dolastatin 10 and auristatins. The invention also comprises method of treatment and the use of said antibody-drug-conjugate for the treatment of cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: PIERRE FABRE MEDICAMENT
    Inventors: Ian Rilatt, Michel Perez, Liliane Goetsch, Matthieu Broussas, Charlotte Beau-Larvor, Jean-Francois Haeuw, Thierry Champion, Alain Robert, Marie Lamothe
  • Publication number: 20200104454
    Abstract: A method of performing automated surface-mount package design includes obtaining physical inputs that include names and locations of top and bottom pins, and obtaining electrical inputs that include electrical parameters such as impedance. The method also includes automatically performing analysis and processing of the physical inputs and the electrical inputs. A design file for manufacture of the surface-mount package is automatically generated based on the performing the analysis and the processing. The design file specifies a number and material of layers of the surface-mount package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Jean Audet, Alain Ayotte, Franklin Baez, Anson Call, Deana Cosmadelis, Jason Lee Frankel, Kevin Grosselfinger, Roxan Lemire, Marek Andrzej Orlowski, Gilles Poitras, Paul Robert Walling
  • Patent number: 10595216
    Abstract: The stability of a channel in a wireless network is evaluated at a node. Upon transmitting a packet from the node on a network channel, a first counter associated with the channel is incremented. Upon receiving an acknowledgment packet responsive to the transmitted packet, a second counter associated with the channel is incremented. A stability metric for the channel is computed based on values stored in the first and second counters. Additionally, interference on a channel of the network is measured at a node. Upon determining that no packet is received during a predetermined time-period on the channel, a received signal strength (RSS) is measured on the channel at an end of the predetermined time-period. Alternatively, upon determining that a packet is received during the predetermined time-period on the channel, the RSS is measured on the channel following completion of the transmission of the packet on the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Linear Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Lance Robert Doherty, William Alan Lindsay, Jonathan Noah Simon, Alain Pierre Levesque
  • Patent number: 10568346
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a powdered porous product from at least one starting powdery and/or viscous product, characterised in that it comprises the continuous following steps without exposing the product to open air: a) preparing the starting product in order to make it viscous; b) in a thermo-mechanical machine (10) for continuously realising transport and/or mixing functions of viscous products or dry-material rich products, lowering the viscosity of the viscous product without changing its dry-material content, by intimate mixing with a gas injected into the processing machine (10) and simultaneously initiating the porosity in the viscous product; c) continuously with the processing machine (10), statically or dynamically intensifying the intimate mixture of the viscous product with a gas in order to obtain an aerated and porous mass; and d), dividing said mass in order to obtain aerated and porous particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: CLEXTRAL
    Inventors: Daniel Durand, Jean-Marie Bouvier, Gilles Maller, Scott Maxwell, Stewart Stevenson, Steven Roberts, Alain Brisset
  • Patent number: 10536861
    Abstract: The stability of a channel in a wireless network is evaluated at a node. Upon transmitting a packet from the node on a network channel, a first counter associated with the channel is incremented. Upon receiving an acknowledgment packet responsive to the transmitted packet, a second counter associated with the channel is incremented. A stability metric for the channel is computed based on values stored in the first and second counters. Additionally, interference on a channel of the network is measured at a node. Upon determining that no packet is received during a predetermined time-period on the channel, a received signal strength (RSS) is measured on the channel at an end of the predetermined time-period. Alternatively, upon determining that a packet is received during the predetermined time-period on the channel, the RSS is measured on the channel following completion of the transmission of the packet on the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: LINEAR TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lance Robert Doherty, William Alan Lindsay, Jonathan Noah Simon, Alain Pierre Levesque
  • Publication number: 20200010425
    Abstract: The present invention includes compounds useful as modulators of TRPM8, such as compounds of Formulae (Ia), (Ib) and (Ic), and the subgenus and species thereof; personal products containing those compounds; and the use of those compounds and the personal products, particularly the use of increasing or inducing chemesthetic sensations, such as cooling or cold sensations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Lyudmyla Chumakova, Andrew Patron, Chad Priest, Donald Karanewsky, Rachel Kimmich, Brant Clayton Boren, Jeffrey Robert Hammaker, Volodymyr Chumakov, Wen Zhao, Alain Noncovich, Jane Ung
  • Patent number: 10469339
    Abstract: A network manager of a wireless mesh network is configured to selectively enable or disable communication services provided between devices over the network. The selective enabling or disabling of services may be based on the monitoring and enforcement of license terms set according to license information embedded within the wireless network node(s) or access point(s) of the network. In operation, the network manager retrieves the license information from the node(s) and/or access point(s) of the network, and establishes license terms based on the retrieved license information. In turn, the network manager selectively enables or disables network services, such as by throttling communications relayed between the user application and the nodes, or between nodes, if the license terms are not respected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Linear Technology LLC
    Inventors: Alain Pierre Levesque, Lance Robert Doherty
  • Publication number: 20190330353
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an antibody, in particular a monoclonal antibody, capable of binding to IGF-1R, as well as the amino and nucleic acid sequences coding for said antibody. From one aspect, the invention relates to an antibody, or an antigen binding fragment thereof, capable of binding to IGF-1R and, by inducing internalization of IGF-1R, being internalized into the cell. The invention also comprises the use of said antibody as an addressing product or vehicle in conjugation with other anti-cancer compounds such as toxins, radio-elements or drugs, and the use of same for the treatment of certain cancers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: PIERRE FABRE MEDICAMENT
    Inventors: Liliane GOETSCH, Matthieu Broussas, Charlotte BEAU-LARVOR, Thierry Champion, Alain Robert