Patents by Inventor André Albert

André Albert 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: 10723569
    Abstract: An apparatus for repeatedly separating and displacing a topmost bag between a bag stack location and a second location. The apparatus comprises a separating manipulator having a prehension end-effector selectively activable/deactivable to seize and maintain the topmost bag and subsequently release the topmost bag. The separating manipulator is selectively configurable in a bag engaging configuration to seize a separation section of the topmost bag and a lifted configuration where the prehension end-effector is spaced-apart from a second topmost bag of the stack. The displacing manipulator has a prehension end-effector selectively activable/deactivable to seize and maintain a displacement engagement section of and to subsequently release the topmost bag. The prehension end-effector is translatable along the displacement axis “X” to displace the topmost bag between the bag stack location and the second location. A method for repeatedly separating and displacing a topmost bag of a stack of bags is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Premier Tech Technologies LTEE
    Inventor: André Albert
  • Publication number: 20180105843
    Abstract: The invention relates to an alcoholic fermentation process in the presence of one or more high alcohol tolerant yeast and one or more maltotriose positive yeast. The process of the present invention can be a fermentation process for the production of ethanol, for the production of beer, for the production of wine and the like. In a preferred embodiment, the present invention relates to a process for the production of ethanol in the presence of distiller's yeast and baker's yeast.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Jean-Claude Marie Pierre DE TROOSTEMBERGH, Bernhard Horbach, Michael Josef Christian Kruse, Nicolas Andre Albert Meurens
  • Publication number: 20180050874
    Abstract: An apparatus for repeatedly separating and displacing a topmost bag between a bag stack location and a second location. The apparatus comprises a separating manipulator having a prehension end-effector selectively activable/deactivable to seize and maintain the topmost bag and subsequently release the topmost bag. The separating manipulator is selectively configurable in a bag engaging configuration to seize a separation section of the topmost bag and a lifted configuration where the prehension end-effector is spaced-apart from a second topmost bag of the stack. The displacing manipulator has a prehension end-effector selectively activable/deactivable to seize and maintain a displacement engagement section of and to subsequently release the topmost bag. The prehension end-effector is translatable along the displacement axis “X” to displace the topmost bag between the bag stack location and the second location. A method for repeatedly separating and displacing a topmost bag of a stack of bags is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventor: André ALBERT
  • Patent number: 9845483
    Abstract: The invention relates to an alcoholic fermentation process in the presence of one or more high alcohol tolerant yeast and one or more maltotriose positive yeast. The process of the present invention can be a fermentation process for the production of ethanol, for the production of beer, for the production of wine and the like. in a preferred embodiment, the present invention relates to a process for the production of ethanol in the presence of distiller's yeast and baker's yeast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: CARGILL, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Jean-Claude Marie Pierre De Troostembergh, Bernhard Horbach, Michael Josef Christian Kruse, Nicolas Andre Albert Meurens
  • Patent number: 9693633
    Abstract: A seat support with adjustment systems allowing a height and swivel adjustment functionality of the seat in a manner free of any wobble and shaking motion. The seat mechanism for height and swivel adjustments have screw adjustment applying a pre-load on a resilient component which gives a resilient force on a load bearing surface. The load bearing surface guides the seat part in motion during seat adjustment in a way to reduce friction and wear with use in time. The screw adjustment and the resilient component are configured such that play in guiding of the seat part in motion during seat adjustment is eliminated regardless of fabrication and component variations, and wear, with use in time. A screw adjustment locking device is configured to assure a stable adjustment with use in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: CREATIONS I.D. B05 INC.
    Inventors: Etienne Archambault, Andre Albert, Etienne L'Huillier, Maxime Laplante, Mathieu Rocheleau, Jimmy Rondeau
  • Patent number: 9415889
    Abstract: A displacement device is for preparing a bag for its installation at a filling point (or second location) of packaging equipment. The displacement device grabs the bag from the pick-up location (or stack) (at which first position and orientation parameters have been previously measured), displaces the bag while measuring second position and orientation parameters of the bag, adjusting the operation and displacement of the displacement device for displacing and installing the bag at the filling point; at the same time, the measurement of the next bag's first position and orientation parameters is done to adjust the operation and displacement of the displacement device for grabbing the next bag on the stack. Such a double location evaluation, which is concomitant on two different bags, allows savings in processing time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: PREMIER TECH TECHNOLOGIES LTEE
    Inventors: Andre Albert, Steeve Santerre
  • Publication number: 20150329013
    Abstract: A seat support with adjustment systems allowing a height and swivel adjustment functionality of the seat in a manner free of any wobble and shaking motion. The seat mechanism for height and swivel adjustments have screw adjustment applying a pre-load on a resilient component which gives a resilient force on a load bearing surface. The load bearing surface guides the seat part in motion during seat adjustment in a way to reduce friction and wear with use in time. The screw adjustment and the resilient component are configured such that play in guiding of the seat part in motion during seat adjustment is eliminated regardless of fabrication and component variations, and wear, with use in time. A screw adjustment locking device is configured to assure a stable adjustment with use in time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Etienne ARCHAMBAULT, Andre ALBERT, Etienne L'HUILLIER, Maxime LAPLANTE, Mathieu ROCHELEAU, Jimmy RONDEAU
  • Patent number: 9089217
    Abstract: A seat support with adjustment systems allowing a height and swivel adjustment functionality of the seat in a manner free of any wobble and shaking motion. The seat mechanism for height and swivel adjustments have screw adjustment applying a pre-load on a resilient component which gives a resilient force on a load bearing surface. The load bearing surface guides the seat part in motion during seat adjustment in a way to reduce friction and wear with use in time. The screw adjustment and the resilient component are configured such that play in guiding of the seat part in motion during seat adjustment is eliminated regardless of fabrication and component variations, and wear, with use in time. A screw adjustment locking device is configured to assure a stable adjustment with use in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: BAULTAR I.D. INC.
    Inventors: Étienne Archambault, André Albert, Étienne L'Huillier, Maxime Laplante, Mathieu Rocheleau, Jimmy Rondeau
  • Publication number: 20150140629
    Abstract: The invention relates to an alcoholic fermentation process in the presence of one or more high alcohol tolerant yeast and one or more maltotriose positive yeast. The process of the present invention can be a fermentation process for the production of ethanol, for the production of beer, for the production of wine and the like, in a preferred embodiment, the present invention relates to a process for the production of ethanol in the presence of distiller's yeast and baker's yeast.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Cargill, Incorporated
    Inventors: Jean-Claude Marie Pierre De Troostembergh, Bernhard Horbach, Michael Josef Christian Kruse, Nicolas Andre Albert Meurens
  • Publication number: 20140084664
    Abstract: A seat support with adjustment systems allowing a height and swivel adjustment functionality of the seat in a manner free of any wobble and shaking motion. The seat mechanism for height and swivel adjustments have screw adjustment applying a pre-load on a resilient component which gives a resilient force on a load bearing surface. The load bearing surface guides the seat part in motion during seat adjustment in a way to reduce friction and wear with use in time. The screw adjustment and the resilient component are configured such that play in guiding of the seat part in motion during seat adjustment is eliminated regardless of fabrication and component variations, and wear, with use in time. A screw adjustment locking device is configured to assure a stable adjustment with use in time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: BAULTAR I.D. INC.
    Inventors: Étienne ARCHAMBAULT, André ALBERT, Étienne L' HUILLIER, Maxime LAPLANTE, Mathieu ROCHELEAU, Jimmy RONDEAU
  • Publication number: 20140075896
    Abstract: A displacement device responsible for preparing the bag for its installation at a filling point (or second location) of packaging equipment. The displacement device grabs the bag from the pick-up location (or stack) (from which first position and orientation parameters have been previously measured), displaces the bag while measuring second position and orientation parameters of the bag, adjusting the operation and displacement of the displacement device for displacing and installing the bag on the filling point; at the same time, the measurement of the next bag first position and orientation parameters is done to adjust the operation and displacement of the displacement device for grabbing the next bag on the stack. Such a double location evaluation, which is concomitant on two different bags, allows savings in processing time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: PREMIER TECH TECHNOLOGIES LTEE
    Inventors: Andre Albert, Steeve Santerre
  • Patent number: 8047777
    Abstract: A turbomachine comprising an annular combustion chamber (40) with injection orifices (44); a centrifugal compressor (10) having a centrifugal downstream stage and an annular diffuser (20) comprising: a radially-oriented upstream portion (21)with diffusion passages (22) connected to the outlet of the compressor and an elbow-shaped intermediate portion (24)and a downstream portion (25) comprising a series of flow-straightening vanes (26) and inclined relative to the axis (A) of the turbomachine. In the section plane containing the axis (A) of the turbomachine and passing via the center (C) of one of said injection orifices (44), the curvilinear abscissa distance along a flow line (L) between the middle (0) of the flow path at the trailing edges of the flow-straightening vanes (26) and said center (C) is greater than or equal to three times the height (h) of said flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Patrice Andre Commaret, Michel Andre Albert Desaulty, Romain Nicolas Lunel, Pascale Rollet
  • Publication number: 20110138745
    Abstract: System for allowing removal of air from the interior of flexible packages, in which material can be found, including a conveyor transporting and supporting the bottom of the flexible packages or package, a second sub-system holding the top part of the package and an air extraction system. The package is raised vertically while being displaced along the conveyor. Removing the air from the packages before closing them results in a flat and straight flap, while reducing the distance between the product and the sealed or sewn joint. The process is accomplished through a continuous displacement of the package. These advantages result in packing material savings. A method for allowing removal of air is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventors: André Albert, Steve Michaud, Guillaume Lessard
  • Patent number: 7942003
    Abstract: A fuel injector system for injecting fuel into a turbomachine combustion chamber, the system comprising first and second fuel injectors wherein the first injector (22) is positioned in the center of the injector system (20) so as to inject a first fuel spray (42), and wherein the second injector (28) surrounds the first injector in such a manner as to inject a second fuel spray (48) of generally annular shape around the first fuel spray. The injector system further comprises an air admission duct (22) with outlet orifices (62) opening out between the first and second injectors so as to create a separator air film (f1) between the respective combustion zones of the first and second fuel sprays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Christophe Baudoin, Michel Andre Albert Desaulty, Denis Jean Maurice Sandelis
  • Patent number: 7908865
    Abstract: A device for injecting a mixture of air and fuel into a combustion chamber of a turbomachine is disclosed. The injection device includes a novel sliding bushing and a novel annular cup for retaining the sliding bushing, making it possible to improve the air feed of the injection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Alain Cayre, Michel Andre Albert Desaulty, Denis Jean Maurice Sandelis
  • Patent number: 7823387
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine diffuser defined between an external casing and an internal casing of the engine and supplied with air via an upstream annular diffuser duct is disclosed. The diffuser includes a combustion chamber of the convergent type, forming an external annular duct with the external casing and an internal annular duct with the internal casing, and a cowling partially closing off the external annular duct. The cowling is positioned toward the closed end of the combustion chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Patrice Andre Commaret, Michel Andre Albert Desaulty, Romain Nicolas Lunel, Denis Jean Maurice Sandelis
  • Patent number: 7805943
    Abstract: A shroud for a combustion chamber bottom designed to cover fuel injectors is provided with drillings on at least one of its sides to open up the cavity within the shroud and reduce noise that it produces and combustion instabilities. The drillings also have the effect of reducing instabilities and non-uniformity of the airflow around the shroud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Michel Andre Albert Desaulty, Michel Pierre Cazalens, Olivier Kreder, Alain Cayre
  • Patent number: 7721545
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for injecting a mixture of air and fuel into a combustion chamber of a turbomachine where the supply of air is improved. The invention relates more particularly to a new type of sliding bushing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Alain Cayre, Michel Andre Albert Desaulty, Nicolas Pommier
  • Patent number: 7559607
    Abstract: An adjustable ergonomic back for a seat is disclosed. The back has a plurality of back cushions, each cushion having at least one adjustment area. It further comprises a structural shell having a plurality of voids therein. A plurality of thin flexible elements are located between the back cushions and the structural shell, each flexible element being attached to the structural shell. Each of the flexible elements has a front surface and a back surface, the front surface being in contact with a respective adjustment area of one of the plurality of back cushions. The back further has a plurality of actuators located between the flexible elements and the structural shell, each of the actuators being in contact with one of the respective back surfaces of the flexible elements and exerting a pressure on the back surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Baultar I.D. Inc.
    Inventors: Bruno Archambault, Maxime Laplante, Michael Proulx, Claude Thérer, André Albert, Gilles Bernat, Pierre Larivière, Germain Bélanger
  • Patent number: 7517018
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a compact base for a seat with a suspension for a vehicle driver, for use in buses, heavy vehicles or special use vehicles, including excavation vehicles or foresting equipment, in which the operator or driver is subject to vibrations. The present invention provides total independence of the suspension properties, including stiffness, damping and range of travel, with height adjustment. In order to accomplish this, the compact base for the seat is divided into parts including a suspension and a seat height adjustment mechanism. These parts have no common component including balloons, dampers or guiding systems. In this manner, the suspension properties of the seat are not affected by the seat height adjustment. Moreover, the invention provides a compact seat base through the use of structures and balloons that fit one within the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: Baultar I.D. Inc.
    Inventors: Claude Therer, André Albert, Bruno Archambault, Étienne Archambault, Maxime Laplante