Patents by Inventor Alain Vincent

Alain Vincent 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: 20190227445
    Abstract: A lithographic apparatus comprising a projection system configured to project a patterned radiation beam to form an exposure area on a substrate held on a substrate table, the lithographic apparatus further comprising a cooling apparatus for cooling the substrate, wherein the cooling apparatus comprises a cooling element located above the substrate table and adjacent to the exposure area, the cooling element being configured to remove heat from the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Frits VAN DER MEULEN, Erik Johan ARLEMARK, Hendrikus Herman Marie COX, Martinus Agnes Willem CUIJPERS, Joost DE HOOGH, Gosse Charles DE VRIES, Paul Comé Henri DE WIT, Sander Catharina Reinier DERKS, Ronald Comelis Gerardus GIJZEN, Dries Vaast Paul HEMSCHOOTE, Christiaan Alexander HOOGENDAM, Adrianus Hendrik KOEVOETS, Raymond Wilhelmus Louis LAFARRE, Alain Louis Claude LEROUX, Patrick Willem Paul LIMPENS, Jim Vincent OVERKAMP, Christiaan Louis VALENTIN, Koos VAN BERKEL, Stan Henricus VAN DER MEULEN, Jacobus Comelis Gerardus VAN DER SANDEN, Harmen Klaas VAN DER SCHOOT, David Ferdinand VLES, Evert Auke Rinze WESTERHUIS
  • Patent number: 10042792
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the invention, a method comprises: transmitting, by a host side, an exchange message protocol (EMP) command frame to a memory device side; informing, by the host side, the memory device side to process the command frame; executing, by the memory device side, the command frame; and transmitting, by the memory device side, an EMP response frame to the host side, in response to the command frame. In another embodiment of the invention, an apparatus comprises: a host side configured to transmit an exchange message protocol (EMP) command frame to a memory device side; wherein the host side is configured to inform the memory device side to process the command frame; wherein the memory device side is configured to execute the command frame; and wherein the memory device side is configured to transmit an EMP response frame to the host side, in response to the command frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: BiTMICRO Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Amor Leo Saing Ricaborda, Alain Vincent Villaranda Abitria, Rose Fay M. Orcullo
  • Patent number: 10025736
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the invention, a method comprises: transmitting, by a host side, an exchange message protocol (EMP) command frame to a memory device side; informing, by the host side, the memory device side to process the command frame; executing, by the memory device side, the command frame; and transmitting, by the memory device side, an EMP response frame to the host side, in response to the command frame. In another embodiment of the invention, an apparatus comprises: a host side configured to transmit an exchange message protocol (EMP) command frame to a memory device side; wherein the host side is configured to inform the memory device side to process the command frame; wherein the memory device side is configured to execute the command frame; and wherein the memory device side is configured to transmit an EMP response frame to the host side, in response to the command frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: BiTMICRO Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Amor Leo Saing Ricaborda, Alain Vincent Villaranda Abitria, Rose Fay M. Orcullo
  • Publication number: 20180099767
    Abstract: A stacking device for a space vehicle comprises a plurality of hold down and release mechanisms and is configured to hold, temporarily, n space appendages, n being an integer strictly greater than 2, on one and the same support of a space vehicle using hold down and release mechanisms. The stacking device is arranged such that several space appendages are held by one and the same hold down and release mechanism. An associated space vehicle comprising at least one such stacking device is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas COMBERNOUX, Alain-Vincent BLANC, Christophe DURANTI, Thierry YOUSSEFI
  • Publication number: 20170174366
    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: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Alain-Vincent BLANC, Thomas COMBERNOUX, François MICHELLET, Damien CHASSOULIER
  • Publication number: 20170130810
    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: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2016
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Damien CHASSOULIER, Didier STANEK, Alain-Vincent BLANC
  • Patent number: 6934457
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cassette for coiling at least one optical fiber provided with a splice protection, in which said optical fiber is to be wound in such a manner as to fit closely against an inside peripheral wall of said cassette, said cassette being provided with two entry points in the vicinity of said inside peripheral wall to enable two portions of said optical fiber situated on either side of said splice protection to penetrate into said cassette. According to the invention, said entry points are provided with guide means so that said two portions wind in the same direction, and said splice protection takes up a non-predetermined position in said cassette. The present invention is more particularly adapted to coiling a flat optical fiber ribbon having a splice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: Nexans
    Inventors: Alain Vincent, Richard Biaud
  • Patent number: 6915057
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a modular cassette for coiling and holding splices between conductors, the cassette comprising: a base module substantially occupying a plane, the module having a conductor entry passage leading to first conductor coiling means and first holding means for holding splices between conductors; second conductor coiling means; and a first additional module receiving conductors, the additional module substantially occupying the same plane as the base module and being secured to the base module by releasable connection means. The base module of the invention contains said second coiling means and the first additional module of the invention contains holding means for holding connections being conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: Nexans
    Inventors: Alain Vincent, Richard Biaud
  • Patent number: 6845208
    Abstract: The distribution frame and the method relate to a telecommunication installation in which optical fiber links are connected to connection members formed by sockets distributed on the front face of at least one distribution rack and in which jumpers provide the links between the connection members to which the links are individually connected. A robotized set of specialized tools is provided: to mount a plug on one end of a jumper reserve stored in coiled form; to position the plug in a connection member of a socket; to fit the jumper uncoiled from this member as far as another member; to adjust the length and to cut a section of uncoiled jumper; and to mount a plug on the end of the section and to position this plug in the other member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Assignee: Nexans
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Thibault, Alain Vincent, Alain Lepeuve, Bertrand Joly, Didier Lecomte
  • Patent number: 6768859
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an equipment box, in particular a splice box, the box including an orifice for inserting a cable (3) in a through configuration or in a bight configuration, the orifice being associated with at least one closure portion (5, 15) for closing the orifice in leaktight manner and provided with entry tube means for receiving conventional leaktight fixing members for a cable. The closure portion (5, 15) is complementary in shape to the orifice and is provided with an overmolded gasket (6, 16) co-operating with a gasket-bearing surface on part of the box (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Assignee: Nexans
    Inventors: Michel Milanowski, Alain Vincent
  • Publication number: 20040120679
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cassette for coiling at least one optical fiber provided with a splice protection, in which said optical fiber is to be wound in such a manner as to fit closely against an inside peripheral wall of said cassette, said cassette being provided with two entry points in the vicinity of said inside peripheral wall to enable two portions of said optical fiber situated on either side of said splice protection to penetrate into said cassette. According to the invention, said entry points are provided with guide means so that said two portions wind in the same direction, and said splice protection takes up a non-predetermined position in said cassette. The present invention is more particularly adapted to coiling a flat optical fiber ribbon having a splice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Publication date: June 24, 2004
    Inventors: Alain Vincent, Richard Biaud
  • Patent number: 6743980
    Abstract: A sealing gasket for cables, in particular optical or electrical telecommunications cables, for mounting in an inlet of a sealed box for protecting splices and containing a gas under pressure, is provided. The gasket is mounted in a tubular passage secured to the box and includes at least one tubular cylindrical portion of constant diameter having an inner sealing portion connected thereto to bear against the periphery of the cable and to be placed towards the inside of the box. The inner sealing portion is constituted by a tubular frustoconical portion connected to the end of the cylindrical portion and whose smaller diameter end presents an orifice of diameter smaller than the diameter of the cables to be mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: Nexans
    Inventors: Michel Milanowski, Alain Vincent
  • Patent number: 6722929
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a set of fixing clamps for fixing a cylindrical element, each clamp being constituted by a block provided on one of its faces with a channel for receiving the cylindrical element, and also provided with clamping means. The set comprises a plurality of clamps having respective channels of different dimensions and connected to one another via at least one breakable element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: Nexans
    Inventors: Alain Vincent, Rodolphe Apere
  • Publication number: 20040042755
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a modular cassette for coiling and holding splices between conductors, the cassette comprising: a base module substantially occupying a plane, the module having a conductor entry passage leading to first conductor coiling means and first holding means for holding splices between conductors; second conductor coiling means; and a first additional module receiving conductors, the additional module substantially occupying the same plane as the base module and being secured to the base module by releasable connection means. The base module of the invention contains said second coiling means and the first additional module of the invention contains holding means for holding connections being conductors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Publication date: March 4, 2004
    Inventors: Alain Vincent, Richard Biaud
  • Patent number: 6605781
    Abstract: A cable guide, in particular for an optical or electrical cable for telecommunications, includes a cylindrical portion for coming into abutment via one of its ends against a sealing gasket for mounting at the inlet to a sealed box for protecting splices and containing a gas under pressure in a tubular passage secured to the box, and being designed via its opposite end to be subjected to thrust from a nut screwed onto the tubular passage. This portion is extended away from the box by at least one radially deformable frustoconical tongue having a clamping portion at its end for clamping onto the periphery of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Assignee: Nexans
    Inventors: Michel Milanowski, Alain Vincent
  • Publication number: 20030118311
    Abstract: The distribution frame and the method relate to a telecommunication installation in which optical fiber links are connected to connection members formed by sockets distributed on the front face of at least one distribution rack and in which jumpers provide the links between the connection members to which the links are individually connected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2002
    Publication date: June 26, 2003
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Thibault, Alain Vincent, Alain Lepeuve, Bertrand Joly, Didier Lecomte
  • Publication number: 20020193017
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a set of fixing clamps for fixing a cylindrical element, each clamp being constituted by a block provided on one of its faces with a channel for receiving the cylindrical element, and also provided with clamping means. The set comprises a plurality of clamps having respective channels of different dimensions and connected to one another via at least one breakable element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2002
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Applicant: NEXANS
    Inventors: Alain Vincent, Rodolphe Apere
  • Publication number: 20020191941
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an equipment box, in particular a splice box, the box including an orifice for inserting a cable (3) in a through configuration or in a bight configuration, the orifice being associated with at least one closure portion (5, 15) for closing the orifice in leaktight manner and provided with entry tube means for receiving conventional leaktight fixing members for a cable. The closure portion (5, 15) is complementary in shape to the orifice and is provided with an overmolded gasket (6, 16) co-operating with a gasket-bearing surface on part of the box (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2002
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Inventors: Michel Milanowski, Alain Vincent
  • Publication number: 20020149157
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sealing gasket for cables, in particular optical or electrical telecommunications cables, for mounting in an inlet of a sealer box for protecting splices and containing a gas under pressure, the gasket being mounted in a tubular passage secured to the box and comprising at least one tubular cylindrical portion of constant diameter having an inner sealing portion connected thereto to bear against the periphery of the cable and to be placed towards the inside of said box. The inner sealing portion is constituted by a tubular frustoconical portion connected to the end of said cylindrical portion and whose smaller diameter end presents an orifice of diameter smaller than the diameter of the cables to be mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2002
    Publication date: October 17, 2002
    Applicant: NEXANS (FRANCE)
    Inventors: Michel Milanowski, Alain Vincent
  • Patent number: D466087
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Assignee: Nexans
    Inventors: Christian Cuny, Alain Vincent