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).

  • Publication number: 20210136003
    Abstract: The invention concerns a computer network comprising a group of several computing resource infrastructures (51 to 56) associated with a plurality of orchestrators (41 to 46) responsible for assigning the resources of this infrastructure (51 to 56) to one or more client applications (17) and interconnected in a swarm in which they are connected to one another by a cooperation interface (3), the assigning of resources being decided by a decision method based first on evaluations distributed to the orchestrators (41 to 46), then on a consensus protocol, between the orchestrators (41 to 46), which is based on said evaluations and is produced at the cooperation interface (3) in order to choose one of the infrastructures (51 to 56) of the group for hosting all or part of the client application (17).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Loic ALBERTIN, Benoît PELLETIER
  • Patent number: 10980645
    Abstract: A computer-assisted surgery system comprises a calibrating instrument adapted to be applied to a pelvis in a known manner, and a surgical instrument. A computer-assisted processor unit operating a surgical assistance procedure and comprises at least one portable inertial sensor unit configured to be connected to the at least one calibrating instrument and the at least one surgical instrument, the portable inertial sensor unit outputting readings representative of its orientation. A geometrical relation data module provides a geometrical relation data between the orientation of the portable inertial sensor unit, of the calibrating instrument and of the surgical instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: ORTHOSOFT ULC
    Inventors: Bruno Falardeau, Myriam Valin, Benoit Pelletier, Francois Paradis
  • Patent number: 10979924
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are disclosed for receiving downlink control information (DCI) that may include an indication of a reference measurement resource (RMR), receiving an indication of a measurement configuration, and receiving an indication of a feedback resource configuration. A measurement report based on the indication of an RMR, an indication of a measurement configuration, and an indication of a feedback resource configuration may be generated and may be transmitted to a network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: IDAC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Patrick Tooher, Paul Marinier, Tao Deng, Benoit Pelletier, Ghyslain Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20210105789
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for sidelink communication are disclosed. A WTRU may receive a first SCI element from a second WTRU within a group. The WTRU may receive a first RCI element within a first set of resources scheduled by the first SCI. The first RCI may include information about which WTRU in the group is scheduled to use a second set of resources. The WTRU may determine, based on the first RCI, that one or more subresources within the second set of resources are available. The WTRU may transmit data in the one or more subresources. The first SCI and the first RCI may be received in a first reservation period and the one or more subresources may be in a second reservation period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: IDAC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Martino M. Freda, Tao Deng, Tuong Duc Hoang, Benoit Pelletier, Aata El Hamss, Saad Ahmad, Michelle Perras
  • Publication number: 20210093401
    Abstract: A computer-assisted surgery (CAS) system comprises a cup implanting device including a shaft having a tooling end and a handle end with a handle for being manipulated, the shaft having a longitudinal axis, the tooling end adapted to support a cup for being received in an acetabulum of a patient, and a rotation indicator having a visual guide representative of a device plane, wherein the device plane is in a known position and orientation relative to a center of the cup on the tooling end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Bruno FALARDEAU, Karine DUVAL, Yvan LEONE, Francois PARADIS, Di LI, Myriam VALIN, Benoit PELLETIER, Laurence MOREAU-BELANGER
  • Patent number: 10959155
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for performing device-to-device (D2D) discovery are described. A service discovery process may include a discoverable device (e.g., a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU)) sending a discovery request, over a wireless connection, for a radio resource for the purpose of performing a transmission for radio frequency (RF) proximity detection for a given service. The WTRU may receive a discovery response including a configuration for RF proximity detection from a network, which configuration may be associated to the service. The configuration for RF proximity may be received by dedicated signaling, (e.g., physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH)), in particular for a discoverable WTRU. The configuration for RF proximity may be received on a broadcast channel, (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Gwenael Poitau, Ghyslain Pelletier, Paul Marinier, Diana Pani, Samian Kaur, Benoit Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20210084482
    Abstract: Physical layer processing and procedures for device-to-device (D2D) discovery signal generation and transmission and scheduling of D2D discovery signals are described. Detection and measurement of a D2D discovery signal, D2D signal identity management, and monitoring by a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) of PDCCH for D2D discovery scheduling is described, as is a WTRU that may be configured with a D2D-specific transmission/reception opportunity pattern. The discovery signal may carry a payload for explicit information about user and/or service identity, and may be mapped to physical resources in such a way as to decouple transmission/reception of the discovery signal from downlink operations. A WTRU may measure a D2D discovery signal quality and report to the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Gwenael Poitau, Ghyslain Pelletier, Marian Rudolf, Benoit Pelletier, Paul Marinier, Diana Pani
  • Publication number: 20210077121
    Abstract: A reference jig comprises a base adapted to be secured to a distal end of a bone. An adjustment mechanism has a bracket, one or more rotational joints operatively mounting the bracket to the base, whereby the bracket is rotatable in two or more rotational degrees of freedom relative to the base, and one or more translational joints. A landmark alignment unit is operatively connectable to the bracket by the at least one translational joint, the landmark alignment unit having a bone alignment component configured to be aligned with at least one bone landmark.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Catherine LEVEILLE, Benoit PELLETIER, Bruno FALARDEAU, Karine DUVAL
  • Publication number: 20210076287
    Abstract: A method and base station are disclosed. The base station comprises a transceiver and a processor. The base station transmits a system information block (SIB) to a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), wherein the SIB indicates random access transmission uplink resources. After transmitting the SIB, the base station receives a random access preamble from the WTRU. After receiving the random access preamble, the base station receives, using one or more of the uplink resources indicated by the SIB, a first message from the WTRU, wherein the first message includes a first radio network temporary identifier (RNTI) of the WTRU. After receiving the first message, the base station transmits a second message to the WTRU, wherein the second message is derived from a second RNTI, the second RNTI being different than the first RNTI. The base station may be configured to communicate with the WTRU on a plurality of cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: Signal Trust for Wireless Innovation
    Inventors: Diana Pani, Rocco DiGirolamo, Christopher R. Cave, Paul Marinier, Benoit Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20210076429
    Abstract: A method and a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) are disclosed. The WTRU comprises a receiver, a transmitter, and a processor. The WTRU receives a system information block (SIB) including a parameter indicating a number of transmissions for a random access message and a parameter indicating transmission duration information for the random access message. The WTRU transmits a random access preamble and a random access message, wherein the random access message is transmitted for a duration indicated by the parameter indicating transmission duration information for the random access message. The WTRU retransmits the random access message, wherein the random access message is retransmitted a number of times indicated by the parameter indicating the number of transmissions for the random access message and for the duration indicated by the parameter indicating transmission duration information for the random access message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: Signal Trust for Wireless Innovation
    Inventors: Benoit Pelletier, Diana Pani, Rocco DiGirolamo, Christopher R. Cave, Vincent Roy, Paul Marinier, Eldad M. Zeira
  • Publication number: 20210076288
    Abstract: A method and a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) are disclosed. The WTRU comprises a transceiver and a processor. The WTRU receives a system information block (SIB) from a base station, wherein the SIB indicates random access transmission uplink resources. After receiving the SIB, the WTRU transmits a random access preamble to the base station. After transmitting the random access preamble, the WTRU transmits, using one or more of the uplink resources indicated by the SIB, a first message to the base station, wherein the first message includes a first radio network temporary identifier (RNTI) of the WTRU. After transmitting the first message, the WTRU receives a second message from the base station, wherein the second message is derived from a second RNTI, the second RNTI being different than the first RNTI. After receiving the second message, the WTRU transmits to the base station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: Signal Trust for Wireless Innovation
    Inventors: Diana Pani, Rocco DiGirolamo, Christopher R. Cave, Paul Marinier, Benoit Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20210055974
    Abstract: The invention relates to a computer network comprising a group of multiple computing resource infrastructures (51 to 56) associated with multiple orchestrators (41 to 46), said orchestrators being responsible for allocating the resources of this infrastructure (51 to 56) to one or more additional components of an already-hosted client application (17) and being grouped together in a swarm in which they are interconnected by a cooperation interface (3). The allocation of resources is decided by a decision method based first on evaluations distributed to the orchestrators (41 to 46), then on a consensus protocol, between the orchestrators (41 to 46), which is based on the evaluations and which is implemented at the cooperation interface (3) in order to select one of the infrastructures (51 to 56) from the group to host the additional component(s) of the client application (17).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Benoit PELLETIER, Loïc ALBERTIN
  • Publication number: 20210058951
    Abstract: The WTRU may determine that one or more data units correspond to a flow of such data units. The WTRU may perform such determination as a function of one or more matching rule(s). Flow-based processing may be enabled in the layer 2/layer 1 chain by per-packet determination using one or more rules, for example by routing through the applicable processing functions and/or using the applicable configuration and/or mapping to the applicable uplink physical layer functions and/or resources. One or more functions such as scheduling request, buffer status reporting, HARQ processing, and/or radio link failure and recovery may be controlled based on the policy associated with the flow corresponding to the data being processed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Ghyslain Pelletier, Diana Pani, Benoit Pelletier
  • Patent number: 10932231
    Abstract: A wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU) may perform provide a report to a network. The WTRU may include a processor that is configured to receive a measurement configuration from the network, where the measurement configuration indicates a threshold and a resource pool on which to perform measurements. The resources pool may be used for communication between one or more mobile device. The processor may be configured to perform measurements on the resource pool and determine whether an energy level for the resource pool is above the threshold for a duration of time. The processor may also be configured to send a report to the network indicating that the energy level for the resource pool is above the threshold for the predetermined duration of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuxin Zhao, Diana Pani, Ghyslain Pelletier, Paul Marinier, Benoit Pelletier, Samian Kaur
  • Publication number: 20210034877
    Abstract: A method includes for each of a plurality of successive images in a camera video stream, searching for at least one person present in the image and defining, in the image, for each person found, a field, called person field, at least partially surrounding that person; for each of at least one person found, gathering into a track segment several person fields derived from successive images and at least partially surrounding that same person; for each track segment, identifying the person in that track segment, by a visual signature from that person, this identification including: for each person field in the track segment, determining a visual signature from the person in that track segment, called local visual signature; determining an aggregated visual signature from the local visual signatures; and identifying the person in that track segment from the aggregated visual signature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Rémi DRUIHLE, Cécile BOUKAMEL-DONNOU, Benoit PELLETIER
  • Patent number: 10912007
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for a WTRU to act as a mobile relay, the method comprising the WTRU connecting to the network, the WTRU receiving a message from the network indicating that the WTRU is to act as a mobile relay for one or more devices outside of the coverage of the network, the WTRU discovering one or more devices outside of the coverage of the network, and the WTRU receiving a message from the out-of-coverage device that indicates that the out-of-coverage device has selected the WTRU to act as a mobile relay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Martino M. Freda, Diana Pani, Benoit Pelletier, Paul Marinier
  • Publication number: 20210027067
    Abstract: The method includes for each of a plurality of successive images of a video stream from a camera, the search for at least one person present in the image and the definition, for each person found, of a zone in the image, known as person zone, surrounding this person at least partially; for each of at least one person, the grouping together into one tracklet of several person zones from successive images and surrounding this same person at least partially; for each tracklet: the identification of the person in this tracklet from person zones, the determination of a moment at which the line is crossed by the person identified from person zones and the addition of the name found and of the moment of crossing determined in at least some of the images containing the person zones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Rémi DRUIHLE, Cécile BOUKAMEL-DONNOU, Benoit PELLETIER
  • Publication number: 20210015557
    Abstract: A computer-assisted surgery system for obtaining a distance between at least two fixed points relative to a bone comprises a first accelerometer unit located at a first fixed location on the bone, and producing first acceleration data during a movement of the bone. A second accelerometer unit is located at a second fixed location on the bone, and simultaneously producing second acceleration data during the movement. A gyroscope unit is fixed to the bone and simultaneously producing angular rates of change of said movement. A processor unit obtains the acceleration data and the angular rates of change for calculating the distance between the first fixed position and the second fixed position on the bone using a distance value of a distance vector between the accelerometer units. An interface outputs the distance between the first fixed position and the second fixed position relative to the bone. A method for calculating a distance between at least two points on a bone is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Bruno FALARDEAU, Catherine PROULX, Herbert Andre JANSEN, Benoit PELLETIER, Jonathan TARDIF
  • Publication number: 20210006352
    Abstract: Methods and systems for operation in a wireless communication system are provided. A first transmission may be initiated using at least a first portion of physical layer resources. A second transmission may be initiated using at least a second portion of the same physical layer resources. The first transmission may be any one of a puncturing transmission, interfering transmission, delay-sensitive transmission, or short transmission. The second transmission may be an on-going transmission or a long transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Ghyslain Pelletier, Benoit Pelletier
  • Patent number: 10881470
    Abstract: A computer-assisted surgery (CAS) system comprises a cup implanting device including a shaft having a tooling end and a handle end with a handle for being manipulated, the shaft having a longitudinal axis, the tooling end adapted to support a cup for being received in an acetabulum of a patient, and a rotation indicator having a visual guide representative of a device plane, wherein the device plane is in a known position and orientation relative to a center of the cup on the tooling end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: ORTHOSOFT ULC
    Inventors: Bruno Falardeau, Karine Duval, Yvan Leone, Francois Paradis, Di Li, Myriam Valin, Benoit Pelletier, Laurence Moreau-Belanger