Patents by Inventor Benoit Pelletier

Benoit Pelletier 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: 11224443
    Abstract: A computer-assisted surgery system for guiding alterations to a bone, comprises a trackable member secured to the bone. The trackable member has a first inertial sensor unit producing orientation-based data. A positioning block is secured to the bone, and is adjustable once the positioning block is secured to the bone to be used to guide tools in altering the bone. The positioning block has a second inertial sensor unit producing orientation-based data. A processing system providing an orientation reference associating the bone to the trackable member comprises a signal interpreter for determining an orientation of the trackable member and of the positioning block. A parameter calculator calculates alteration parameters related to an actual orientation of the positioning block with respect to the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: ORTHOSOFT ULC
    Inventors: Louis-Philippe Amiot, Alain Richard, Yannick Boutin, Joel Zuhars, Yonik Breton, Karine Duval, Herbert Andre Jansen, Benoit Pelletier, Catherine Proulx, Myriam Valin
  • Patent number: 11227790
    Abstract: One or more photonic structures are formed within one or more layers over a surface of a substrate, and multiple trenches are formed through the one or more layers housing devices coupled to one or more of the photonic structures. The trenches may include: a first trench that has a bottom surface within the substrate that has a first surface topology characterized by a first surface roughness at a first depth within the substrate relative to the surface of the substrate, and a second trench that has a bottom surface within the substrate that has a second surface topology characterized by a second surface roughness at a second depth within the substrate relative to the surface of the substrate. The first surface roughness may be greater than the second surface roughness, and the second depth may be greater than the first depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Ciena Corporation
    Inventors: Benoît Filion, Charles Baudot, François Pelletier, Christine Latrasse
  • Publication number: 20220014322
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities may be disclosed for implementing a flexible radio access communication system. A flexible radio access communication system may be supported using spectrum of varying size, including aggregation of non-adjacent carriers in the same and/or in different frequency bands. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may receive a first transmission via a common downlink control channel. The first transmission may include first control information. The first control information may include information regarding the configuration of a first dedicated downlink control channel of one or more dedicated control channels. The WTRU may receive a second transmission via the first dedicated downlink control channel of the dedicated control channels. The second transmission may include second control information. The second control information may be associated with a transmission of a first transmission type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Moon-il Lee, Paul Marinier, Diana Pani, Benoit Pelletier, Ghyslain Pelletier, Marian Rudolf
  • Publication number: 20220004768
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method (100) for assisting real-time monitoring of a person of interest, implemented by computer, based on at least one sequence of images (104) of said person of interest, called reference tracklet, said method (100) comprising at least one iteration of the following steps: obtaining, in real time, at least one new sequence of images (108), called new tracklet, relating to a person; analysing said new tracklet (108), comprising the following steps carried out for at least one reference tracklet (104): calculating (112) a distance between a signature of said reference tracklet (104) and a signature of said new tracklet (108), when said distance is less than or equal to at least one predetermined threshold, automated filtering (114, 116) of said new tracklet (108) with at least one parameter relating to said reference tracklet (104); and when said new tracklet (108) satisfies said analysis step (114, 116), validating or not (117, 118) said new tracklet (108) as belonging to sai
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: BULL SAS
    Inventors: Benoît PELLETIER, Edoh KODJO, Baptiste METGE, Rémi DRUILHE, Cécile BOUKAMEL-DONNOU, Nicolas ARNAISE
  • Publication number: 20210403105
    Abstract: A pivot assembly for connecting a ground-contacting wheel assembly to a frame member of a track system assembly has a base defining a first interlocking member, a resilient body structured for being received at least partially within the base and having a second interlocking member connectable to the first interlocking member, and an axle assembly configured for rotatably connecting the ground-contacting wheel assembly to the frame member, the axle assembly including a third interlocking member connectable to the second interlocking member. The resilient body is at least partially wrappable around the peripheral surface of the axle assembly. Upon deformation of the resilient body, the axle assembly is pivotally movable relative to the frame member of the track system assembly about at least one of a longitudinal axis and a vertical axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Jeremie AUBIN-MARCHAND, Yan ROGER, Stephane PELLETIER, Benoit SAVAGE, Samuel LASNIER GUILLEMETTE
  • Patent number: 11212838
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus is provided for transmitting uplink data on uplink resources. The method and apparatus includes receiving a radio resource control (RRC) message indicating uplink resources for wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) and medium access control (MAC) timer information, transmitting uplink data based on the indicated uplink resources, and deactivating the indicated uplink resources in response to a MAC timer expiring, wherein the MAC timer is configured based on the MAC timer information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Pantech Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Benoit Pelletier, Diana Pani, Rocco DiGirolamo, Christopher R. Cave, Vincent Roy, Paul Marinier, Eldad M. Zeira
  • Publication number: 20210385738
    Abstract: In a network comprising both fixed transmission points and mobile transmission points, the transmission points may transmit discovery reference signals that allow WTRUs to detect and/or synchronize to the transmission points. The fixed and mobile transmission points may transmit discovery reference signals with different characteristics that allow the WTRUs to distinguish between fixed and mobile transmission points. The mobile transmission points may also transmit a separate maintenance reference signal that allows WTRUs to maintain a connection with the mobile transmission point. For networks in which fixed a mobile transmission points operate in different frequency bands, the mobile transmission points may also periodically transmit discovery beacon signals in the frequency band of the fixed transmission points to allow discovery. Conditions may be imposed on WTRUs before the WTRU will transmit to the network a measurement report reporting on a potential transmission point to which it may be switched.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: Jiaxin Yang, Benoit Pelletier, Paul Marinier, J. Patrick Tooher
  • Patent number: 11179207
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system and method for surgical tracking and control are generally described herein. A system may include a robotic arm configured to allow interactive movement and controlled autonomous movement of an end effector, a cut guide mounted to the end effector of the robotic arm, the cut guide configured to guide a surgical instrument within a plane, a tracking system to determine a position and an orientation of the cut guide, and a control system to permit or prevent interactive movement or autonomous movement of the end effector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Orthosoft ULC
    Inventors: Emily Gogarty, Olivier Boisvert, Pierre Couture, Di Li, Benoit Pelletier, Jean-Sebastien Merette, Suntara Ly
  • Patent number: 11184877
    Abstract: One or more techniques for beamformed paging are disclosed. A transmission/reception point (TRP) may transmit a paging inquiry signal using beam sweeping in a paging inquiry (PI) block with a different time, frequency resource set and/or sequence configuration associated with the same paging occasion (PO), for example, to randomize and/or distribute WTRUs into different monitoring groups. A WTRU may transmit an uplink paging inquiry response indicating a downlink beam for a paging data transmission and/or a WTRU ID. A downlink control and/or a data channel transmission may be triggered by a paging inquiry response transmission. Paging downlink control information may be transmitted in a WTRU-specific control channel, which may contain CRC bits masked by a temporary paging identity, e.g., based on a WTRU ID that may be reported in a paging inquiry response transmission. A WTRU paging procedure may be based on a paging inquiry signal and/or response transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: IDAC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Tao Deng, Benoit Pelletier, Paul Marinier, J. Patrick Tooher, Ghyslain Pelletier, Yugeswar Deenoo, Martino M. Freda
  • Patent number: 11171877
    Abstract: Disclosed is a computer network including a group of a plurality of computing resource infrastructures associated with a plurality of orchestrators responsible for allocating the resources of this infrastructure to one or more client applications and grouped into a swarm in which they are interconnected by a cooperation interface, the allocation of resources being decided by a decision method based firstly on evaluations distributed among the orchestrators, then on a consensus protocol between the orchestrators which is based on the evaluations and is carried out at the cooperation interface in order to choose one of the infrastructures of the group to host some or all of the client application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: BULL SAS
    Inventors: Loic Albertin, Benoît Pelletier
  • Patent number: 11172168
    Abstract: A surveillance system of at least one site including videosurveillance cameras, the surveillance system including at least one surveillance camera management module and an artificial neural network for predicting the location of a target in a zone supervised by a camera, connected to the surveillance camera management module, the predicting artificial neural network including a target information acquisition input including data for prediction including data for identifying the camera in which a target has been detected, for positioning the target in the output state. The predicting artificial neural network includes an output of at least one identification of a probable camera the target of which will be probably identified and the camera management module includes an output for transmitting the at least one identification of probable camera to a member including a screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: BULL SAS
    Inventors: Loris Bouzonnet, Cécile Boukamel-Donnou, Benoît Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20210342702
    Abstract: An aspect of the invention relates to a method for automatically analysing a transaction log of a distributed computing system, comprising a plurality of lines, the method comprising the following steps: For each line: Cutting the line into words; Constructing a comparison vector by comparing the line with the other lines of the same size as the line; Constructing a pattern from the comparison vector; Creating an event per pattern; Constructing at least one prediction model by training an artificial neural network on a group of training events, the prediction model being configured to predict the next event in the transaction log; For at least one event: Using the prediction model to predict the event, from a group of prediction events; Generating from the prediction model, a causal graph of the event comprising a causal relation for each event of the group of prediction events responding to a relevance condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: BULL SAS
    Inventors: Marc PLATINI, Benoît PELLETIER, Loïc PAULETTO
  • Patent number: 11154372
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system and method for surgical tracking and control are generally described herein. A system may include a robotic arm configured to allow interactive movement and controlled autonomous movement of an end effector, a cut guide mounted to the end effector of the robotic arm, the cut guide configured to guide a surgical instrument within a plane, a tracking system to determine a position and an orientation of the cut guide, and a control system to permit or prevent interactive movement or autonomous movement of the end effector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Orthosoft ULC
    Inventors: Emily Gogarty, Olivier Boisvert, Pierre Couture, Di Li, Benoit Pelletier, Jean-Sebastien Merette, Suntara Ly
  • Publication number: 20210322032
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for controlling gap height for posterior resection in a partial knee arthroplasty can comprise A) use robotic surgery planning software to adjust an extension gap to suit a flexion gap to manually position a manual posterior cut guide; B) use a surgical navigation system to determine a femur rotation axis to properly manually position a manual posterior cut guide; C1) use shims to adjust the position of a manual posterior cut guide; C2) use a robotically-guided femur and tibia partial cut guide block to position a robot-configured posterior cut guide relative to the distal end of a femur; and D) use a robotically-guided femur and tibia partial cut guide block to guide pin holes for a robot-configured posterior cut guide relative to the distal end of a femur.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Emily Gogarty, Jean-Sebastien Merette, Benoit Pelletier, Suntara Ly, Emmanuelle Bouvier
  • Publication number: 20210329596
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are described herein for sidelink communication in a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU). For example, a first WTRU configured with first and second resource pools may perform at least one congestion measurement of the second resource pool. The first resource pool may be configured for use by the first WTRU for transmission of the first data. The second resource pool may be configured for use by a second WTRU for transmission of the second data associated with a higher priority than the first data. If the at least one congestion measurement of the second resource pool is below a predetermined threshold, the first WTRU may transmit the first data using the first resource pool. If the at least one congestion measurement of the second resource pool is above a predetermined threshold, the first US may not transmit the first data using the first resource pool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: IDAC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Martino M. Freda, Tuong Duc Hoang, Tao Deng, Aata El Hamss, Benoit Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20210329616
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for wireless transmission using multiple uplink carriers are disclosed. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may transmit via a primary uplink carrier data, pilot and control channels for uplink transmissions on both uplink carriers, and transmit a data channel and a pilot channel via a secondary uplink carrier. Alternatively, the WTRU may transmit via a primary uplink carrier data, pilot, and control channels for uplink transmission on the primary uplink carrier, and transmit via a secondary uplink carrier data, pilot, and control channels for uplink transmissions on the secondary uplink carrier. Each uplink carrier may be associated with at least one specific downlink carrier such that the WTRU applies control information received on a downlink carrier to uplink transmissions on an uplink carrier associated with the downlink carrier on which the WTRU receives the control information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Diana Pani, Christopher R. Cave, Benoit Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20210314796
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems for congestion control in a wireless communications system. Some embodiments include receiving a plurality of zone configurations, receiving, for each of the plurality of zone configurations, a channel busy ratio (CBR) threshold and a mapping of zone identities (IDs) to resource pools; and measuring a CBR of a resource pool with which the WTRU is currently configured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: IDAC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Tuong Duc Hoang, Tao Deng, Martino M. Freda, Aata El Hamss, Benoit Pelletier, Chunxuan Ye
  • Publication number: 20210314112
    Abstract: Wireless transmit/receive units (WTRUs) may include unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The WTRUs/UAVs may cooperate to exchange channel busy ratio (CBR) and/or CBR statistics of one or more (e.g., all) the carriers that the WTRUs/UAVs monitors with each other for carrier selection/carrier reselection. A network may provide one or more inputs on carrier selection. For example, a network may provide one or more inputs on carrier selection based on the congestion that the network infers (e.g., through the CBR measurements reported by the WTRUs/UAVs and/or through its own measurements). MAC/PHY layers may be configured to perform transmit adaptation during PDCP packet duplication. For example, the carrier aggregation capability of receivers may be considered to adapt the number of transmissions per carrier. Based on the carrier aggregation capability of the receivers, the number of transmissions at one or more (e.g., every) carriers may be optimized jointly across carriers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Anantharaman Balasubramanian, Nagi Mahalingam, Ravikumar V. Pragada, Benoit Pelletier
  • Patent number: 11133901
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities may be disclosed for implementing a flexible radio access communication system. A flexible radio access communication system may be supported using spectrum of varying size, including aggregation of non-adjacent carriers in the same and/or in different frequency bands. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may receive a first transmission via a common downlink control channel. The first transmission may include first control information. The first control information may include information regarding the configuration of a first dedicated downlink control channel of one or more dedicated control channels. The WTRU may receive a second transmission via the first dedicated downlink control channel of the dedicated control channels. The second transmission may include second control information. The second control information may be associated with a transmission of a first transmission type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: IDAC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Moon-il Lee, Paul Marinier, Diana Pani, Benoit Pelletier, Ghyslain Pelletier, Marian Rudolf
  • Patent number: 11134472
    Abstract: A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) operating in an autonomous-scheduled mode may select a first resource from a resource pool. The WTRU may determine that the first resource is reserved for at least one sidelink transmission scheduled via a network-scheduled mode. The WTRU may evaluate the availability of resources in the resource pool based on determining that the first resource is reserved for the sidelink transmission. The WTRU may determine that a resource is available based on a measurement comparison to one or more thresholds. For example, there may be a first threshold for resources reserved by WTRUs operating using the network-scheduled mode and a second threshold for resources reserved by WTRUs operating using the autonomous-scheduled mode. The first threshold may be determined based on the second threshold and an offset value. The WTRU may reselect to a second resource in the resource pool based on the evaluated resource availability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: IDAC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Tuong Duc Hoang, Tao Deng, Martino M. Freda, Aata El Hamss, Benoit Pelletier