Patents by Inventor Benoit CHAUVEAU

Benoit CHAUVEAU 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: 20190339535
    Abstract: The aspects disclosed herein are related to systems, methods, and devices to perform automatic eye box adjustments (for example, those that are implemented in a heads-up display context) for a vehicle-based implementation. The aspects disclosed herein employ either detection of a viewer's eye location, height, position, or a combination thereof to perform said eye box adjustment. Various aspects disclosed herein may also be directed to also adjusting graphical assets (for example, augmented reality content) used in the context of said HUD implementation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Elie Abi-Chaaya, Benoit Chauveau, Vincent Portet, Laurent Delrocq
  • Patent number: 10458422
    Abstract: A turbine engine includes two rotary shafts and a lubrication unit. The lubrication unit has at least one pump which a casing inside of which a rotor is mounted and driven by one of the rotary shafts. The pump casing is rotated by the other rotary shaft such that the actuation of the pump depends on the difference between rotational speeds of the shafts. The shafts are a drive shaft and a fan shaft, respectively, wherein the fan shaft is driven by the drive shaft by means of a reduction gear which is lubricated by the lubrication unit. The reduction gear is annular and the pump passes axially therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES
    Inventors: BenoƮt Jean Henri Gomanne, Michel Gilbert Roland Brault, Thomas Chauveau, Bellal Waissi
  • Publication number: 20190250454
    Abstract: A flat panel display cooling apparatus includes a display panel having a first sheet of light transmissive material and an intermediate layer, together defining a first compartment holding a liquid crystal to generate an image. A cooling cell, having a second sheet of light transmissive material, extends in a flat plane parallel and spaced apart from the intermediate layer, defining a second compartment holding a cooling fluid to regulate the temperature of the liquid crystal. A second seal is disposed between the second sheet and the intermediate layer and enclosing the second compartment. Ports may extend into the second compartment, such as through the second seal, to allow the cooling fluid to be circulated out of the second compartment to carry heat away from the liquid crystal. Direct transfer of heat from the cooling cell is also provided, such as where the cooling cell extends beyond the display panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Benoit Chauveau, Jean-Christophe Joly-Vuillemin
  • Patent number: 10359628
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are devices, methods and systems for implementing a beam-splitter with the deleterious effects of double images removed. The aspects disclosed herein are implemented with the introduction of a front and rear surface of the beam-splitter's transparent substrate being in a non-parallel fashion. The aspects disclosed herein may be employed with a head-up display (HUD), an augment reality (AR) HUD, or any implementation employing at least two picture generation units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, INC.
    Inventor: Benoit Chauveau
  • Patent number: 10317719
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a thin-film transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display (LCD) employing an air flow system by the introduction of a gap. The gap may be formed by also introducing a housing portion for selective layers of the TFT LCD. Also disclosed herein is a method of implementing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, INC.
    Inventor: Benoit Chauveau
  • Publication number: 20190121130
    Abstract: A head-up display device for displaying a virtual image superimposed over a field of view to a viewer is provided. The head-up display device includes a picture generating unit having an illumination source, such as a laser, to generate a real image following a first light beam. A windshield of a vehicle engages the first light beam, either at an inclined angle or perpendicular, to reflect the first light beam away from the viewer as reflected images. A combiner disposed on the windshield including a holographic optical element steers the first light beam toward the viewer as a third light beam to present the virtual image within the field of view of the viewer. Mirrors may direct and magnify first light beam onto the combiner. A method for displaying a virtual image superimposed over a field of view to a viewer using a head-up display device is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: GIANG-NAM NGUYEN, PATRICK NEBOUT, BENOIT CHAUVEAU
  • Publication number: 20190116344
    Abstract: A multi-image head-up display device for displaying a plurality of virtual images at different projection distances from a driver of a vehicle includes a picture generating unit with an illumination source that may include a plurality of lasers of different colors to illuminate a spatial light modulator with a first light beam. The spatial light modulator includes blocks of modulating elements to diffract the first light beam to form first and second real images upon first and second respective projection surfaces, each spaced apart from the spatial light modulator by a different focal length. The blocks may be configured as Fourier and/or Fresnel diffractive optical elements. A projection assembly may magnify and direct the real images to the viewer as virtual images each having a different projection distance from the viewer. A method for generating a plurality of virtual images with a head-up display device is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: GIANG-NAM NGUYEN, PATRICK NEBOUT, BENOIT CHAUVEAU
  • Patent number: 10254555
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are devices, methods and systems for producing hologram-based indicia for a vehicle dashboard/cockpit. By employing the aspects disclosed herein, indicia (electronically coupled to the vehicle's microprocessor), is lighted and projected in a three-dimensional virtual manner. The aspects disclosed herein may be embedded in various portions in the vehicle and thus, not consume extra space or area required to create virtual images through other techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Nebout, Benoit Chauveau, Remi Sigrist
  • Publication number: 20190041686
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a thin-film transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display (LCD) employing an air flow system by the introduction of a gap. The gap may be formed by also introducing a housing portion for selective layers of the TFT LCD. Also disclosed herein is a method of implementing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventor: Benoit Chauveau
  • Publication number: 20190041635
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are devices, methods and systems for implementing a dual image head-up display incorporating a single picture generating unit (PGU). The aspects disclosed herein obviate a blind wall construction and achieve the results created by systems employing two distinct PGUs. The aspects disclosed herein are also directed to an optimized backlighting system and construction for employment with the disclosed HUD systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventor: Benoit Chauveau
  • Publication number: 20190034743
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are devices, methods and systems for an embedded driver monitoring system for employment in a vehicle. The aspects disclosed herein employ a strategically placed reflective lens along with a camera, the camera being coupled to the driver monitoring system. The aspects disclosed herein describe the actual implementation of the camera/lens arrangement, as well as the method for implementing said systems/devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Benoit Chauveau, Jean Luc Croy
  • Publication number: 20190033610
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are devices, methods and systems for producing hologram-based indicia for a vehicle dashboard/cockpit. By employing the aspects disclosed herein, indicia (electronically coupled to the vehicle's microprocessor), is lighted and projected in a three-dimensional virtual manner. The aspects disclosed herein may be embedded in various portions in the vehicle and thus, not consume extra space or area required to create virtual images through other techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Patrick Nebout, Benoit Chauveau, Remi Sigrist
  • Publication number: 20190033582
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are devices and systems for implementing an embedded light sensor in a heads-up display (HUD) for adjusting luminance through sensed information from the embedded light sensor. Employing the concepts disclosed herein, the devices and systems may effectively record information, via the light sensor, and automatically adjust luminance of the content being displayed on the HUD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Benoit Chauveau, Thierry Acas
  • Publication number: 20190033583
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are devices, methods and systems for implementing a beam-splitter with the deleterious effects of double images removed. The aspects disclosed herein are implemented with the introduction of a front and rear surface of the beam-splitter's transparent substrate being in a non-parallel fashion. The aspects disclosed herein may be employed with a head-up display (HUD), an augment reality (AR) HUD, or any implementation employing at least two picture generation units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventor: Benoit Chauveau
  • Publication number: 20190012552
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and devices for implementing a hidden driver monitoring. The aspects disclosed herein employ a camera, an infrared (IR) pulse generator, a circuit modified to work with the camera and the IR pulse generator. The aspects disclosed herein may be implemented as a standalone implementation, or with an existing head-up display (HUD) installed in the dashboard portion of a vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Yves Lambert, Jean Luc Croy, Benoit Chauveau, Michel Cotty, Remi Sigrist
  • Publication number: 20180364478
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and devices for implementing a mono-eye head-up display (HUD), being capable of producing content for only one eye of a viewer of a combiner of the HUD, the eye chosen being adjustable. The aspects disclosed herein accomplish this through disclosing structures and methods for implementing a backlighting portion of the HUD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventor: Benoit CHAUVEAU
  • Publication number: 20180355702
    Abstract: A method of exploiting hydrocarbons within a sedimentary basin is disclosed using a stratigraphic simulation coupled with a hydrologic model and a terrestrial organic matter accumulation model. The inorganic sediment distribution within the basin is determined by use of a stratigraphic simulator for at least one time step. Then, at least one unsaturated zone is delimited within the basin using a hydrologic model. At least one zone of terrestrial organic matter accumulation within the basin and an amount of terrestrial organic matter accumulated in this accumulation zone are determined by use of a model of the terrestrial organic matter accumulation as a function of the unsaturated zone thickness, of the unsaturated zone thickness stability and of the surface water flux defined for the time step considered. Application is petroleum reservoir exploration and exploitation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Benoit CHAUVEAU, Arnaud PUJOL, Leo AGELAS, Didier GRANJEON
  • Publication number: 20180347321
    Abstract: The invention is a method of exploiting hydrocarbons within a sedimentary basin, by stratigraphic simulation coupled with a hydrologic model and a diagenetic model. A gridded representation of the basin, comprising at least a mineralogical composition and a porosity within each cell, is determined by means of a stratigraphic simulator for at least one time step. Then, at least one hydrologic zone is delimited using a hydrologic model, and at least one chemical composition of the fluids and a direction of circulation of the fluids are determined in each cell located in the zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Youri HAMON, Mickael BARBIER, Didier GRANJEON, Benoit CHAUVEAU
  • Patent number: 9971061
    Abstract: The invention is a method of developing a sedimentary basin wherein the distribution and the quality of the organic matter in the sedimentary basin are determined using stratigraphic modelling representing the evolution of the sedimentary basin. The method is based on the coupling of a stratigraphic model with an organic matter production, transport and degradation model. The sedimentary basin is then developed according to the distribution and the quality of the organic matter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES
    Inventors: Didier Granjeon, Benoit Chauveau
  • Publication number: 20170293380
    Abstract: The aspects disclosed herein are directed to an interface device having a touch screen with a two-dimensional array of elementary capacitive detectors formed by a network of electrodes in the form of intersecting bands or by electrodes connected to control or connection lines, being connected to a respective controller. The interface device also includes at least one button with manual activation, and situated on the visible functional surface of the touch screen, and allows viewing through at least one button on the display surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Benoit CHAUVEAU, Oliver Kirsch