Patents by Inventor Boris Mayer

Boris Mayer 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: 9850108
    Abstract: A movement device is moved along an X axis and a Y axis by providing a sensor configured to measure angle of rotation of at least one of a first and a second kinematic link about a respective axis of rotation. A force is imparted on the first and second kinematic links such that an angular displacement of the first and second kinematic links about the respective axis of rotation is achieved. The angular displacement of the first and second kinematic links about the respective axis of rotation is determined. The movement device is moved along the X axis and/or the Y axis in response to the determination of the angle of rotation of the first and second kinematic links about the respective axis of rotation until first and second kinematic links are vertical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignees: GM Global Technology Operations LLC, Universite Laval
    Inventors: Dalong Gao, Alexandre Lecours, Thierry Laliberte, Simon Foucault, Clement Gosselin, Boris Mayer-St-Onge, Roland J. Menassa, Pierre-Luc Belzile
  • Publication number: 20170183202
    Abstract: A movement device is moved along an X axis and a Y axis by providing a sensor configured to measure angle of rotation of at least one of a first and a second kinematic link about a respective axis of rotation. A force is imparted on the first and second kinematic links such that an angular displacement of the first and second kinematic links about the respective axis of rotation is achieved. The angular displacement of the first and second kinematic links about the respective axis of rotation is determined. The movement device is moved along the X axis and/or the Y axis in response to the determination of the angle of rotation of the first and second kinematic links about the respective axis of rotation until first and second kinematic links are vertical.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicants: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC, Univesite Laval
    Inventors: Dalong Gao, Alexandre Lecours, Thierry Laliberte, Simon Foucault, Clement Gosselin, Boris Mayer-St-Onge, Roland J. Menassa, Pierre-Luc Belzile
  • Patent number: 9630815
    Abstract: A movement device is moved along an X axis and a Y axis by providing a sensor configured to measure angle of rotation of at least one of a first and a second kinematic link about a respective axis of rotation. A force is imparted on the first and second kinematic links such that an angular displacement of the first and second kinematic links about the respective axis of rotation is achieved. The angular displacement of the first and second kinematic links about the respective axis of rotation is determined. The movement device is moved along the X axis and/or the Y axis in response to the determination of the angle of rotation of the first and second kinematic links about the respective axis of rotation until first and second kinematic links are vertical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignees: GM Global Technology Operations LLC, Universite Laval
    Inventors: Dalong Gao, Alexandre Lecours, Thierry Laliberte, Simon Foucault, Clement Gosselin, Boris Mayer-St-Onge, Roland J. Menassa, Pierre-Luc Belzile
  • Patent number: 9308645
    Abstract: A method of inferring intentions of an operator to move a robotic system includes monitoring the intention of the operator, with a controller. The intention of the operator is inferred to be one of a desired acceleration and a desired deceleration. The intention of the operator is also as a desired velocity. Admittance parameters are modified as a function of at least one of the inferred acceleration, deceleration, and velocity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignees: GM Global Technology Operations LLC, Universite Laval
    Inventors: Alexandre Lecours, Boris Mayer-St-Onge, Clement Gosselin, Dalong Gao
  • Patent number: 9266440
    Abstract: A robotic charging station for charging a battery of an electric vehicle includes a base plate, a riser coupled with the base plate and extending substantially transverse to the base plate, and a robotic arm. The robotic arm extends from the riser and supports an end effector. The end effector includes a plurality of electrical contacts configured to couple with a receptacle disposed on the electric vehicle. The robotic arm is configured to move the end effector in three degrees of motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignees: GM Global Technology Operations LLC, Universite Laval
    Inventors: Dalong Gao, Neil David McKay, Matthew J Reiland, Simon Foucault, Marc-Antoine LaCasse, Thierry Laliberte, Boris Mayer-St-Onge, Alexandre Lecours, Clement Gosselin, David E. Milburn, Linda Y. Harkenrider
  • Patent number: 8985354
    Abstract: A movement system includes a bridge crane, a trolley, and a movement device. The movement device includes an attachment portion, a plurality of housings, first and second curved elements, a cable, and a cable angle sensor. The curved elements are pivotally attached to housings and perpendicularly overlap with one another such that a first slot defined in the first curved element is perpendicular to a second slot defined in the second curved element. The first curved element is pivotable about a first axis and the second curved element is configured to pivot about a second axis. The cable extends from the attachment portion and through each of the slots. The cable is pivotable to angularly displace at least one of the curved elements about a respective axis. The cable angle sensor is configured to measure the angular displacement of the at least one of the first and second curved elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignees: GM Global Technology Operations LLC, Univerersite Laval
    Inventors: Alexandre Lecours, Simon Foucault, Thierry Laliberte, Clement Gosselin, Boris Mayer-St-Onge, Dalong Gao, Roland J. Menassa
  • Patent number: 8825741
    Abstract: There is provided a method and system for the creation of an intelligent document that can be executed upon the occurrence of a precondition. An exemplary method comprises providing displayable contents that include static contents and dynamic contents, and inserting the dynamic contents into the intelligent document separately from the static contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Deutsche Post AG
    Inventors: Boris Mayer, Thomas Ogilvie, Henning Endruscheit, Volker Klös
  • Patent number: 8589310
    Abstract: A method for accepting return deliveries in an electronic parcel deposit box facility, which integrates various logistics service providers and/or customers and various user authorizations, while safeguarding the operator of the parcel deposit box facility against the abuse of the return delivery process. To verify the customer authorizations, the method for operating a parcel deposit box facility comprising several lockable deposit boxes compares recorded customer data with a stored customer profile. Operating functions for the deposit of return deliveries are only released for the customer if the verification is positive. Before a mail item can be deposited, the validity of the mailing information that is contained on the return delivery is also verified. Valid mailing information is assigned to a logistics service provider and is stored, whereas if the mailing information is invalid, no deposit box is released for the deposit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Deutsche Post AG
    Inventors: Boris Mayer, Thomas Ogilvie
  • Publication number: 20130253702
    Abstract: A method of inferring intentions of an operator to move a robotic system includes monitoring the intention of the operator, with a controller. The intention of the operator is inferred to be one of a desired acceleration and a desired deceleration. The intention of the operator is also as a desired velocity. Admittance parameters are modified as a function of at least one of the inferred acceleration, deceleration, and velocity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicants: UNIVERSITE LAVAL, GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Alexandre Lecours, Boris Mayer-St-Onge, Clement Gosselin, Dalong Gao
  • Patent number: 8477345
    Abstract: There is provided a method and system for producing a label that can be applied onto a mailpiece. An exemplary method comprises providing a data service via a network node, the data service being performed in a provider server of a service provider. The exemplary method also comprises performing a one-time printing of the label via a control program, such that an intelligent document is transmitted from the provider server via a network to a user client, the one-time printing being done if a network connection exists between the user client and the provider server, and if, on the basis of a query to the provider server, it has been ascertained that that label had not been printed before. The exemplary method additionally comprises transmitting a message from the user client to the provider server when the label is printed for the first time. The exemplary method further comprises logging the printing in the provider server in response to the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Deutsche Post AG
    Inventors: Henning Endruscheit, Volker Klös, Thomas Ogilvie, Boris Mayer
  • Publication number: 20130076902
    Abstract: A robotic charging station for charging a battery of an electric vehicle includes a base plate, a riser coupled with the base plate and extending substantially transverse to the base plate, and a robotic arm. The robotic arm extends from the riser and supports an end effector. The end effector includes a plurality of electrical contacts configured to couple with a receptacle disposed on the electric vehicle. The robotic arm is configured to move the end effector in three degrees of motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicants: Universite Laval, GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Dalong Gao, Neil David Mc Kay, Matthew J. Reiland, Simon Foucault, Marc-Antoine Lacasse, Thierry Laliberte, Boris Mayer-St-Onge, Alexandre Lecours, Clement Gosselin, David E. Milburn, Linda Y. Harkenrider
  • Patent number: 8392023
    Abstract: A robotic system includes a robot for moving a payload in response to a calculated input force. Sensors in respective sensor housings are connected to a handle, each sensor including a light emitter and receiver. The sensors measure a light beam received by a respective receiver. A controller calculates the calculated input force using received light. Each sensor housing modifies an interruption of the light beam in a sensor when the actual input force is applied, and the controller controls the robot using the calculated input force. A method of controlling the robot includes emitting the light beam, flexing a portion of the sensor housing(s) using the actual input force to interrupt the light beam, and using a host machine to calculate the calculated input force as a function of the portion of the light beam received by the light receiver. The robot is controlled using the calculated input force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignees: GM Global Technology Operations LLC, Universite Laval
    Inventors: Vincent Duchaine, Noemie Paradis, Thierry Laliberte, Boris Mayer-St-Onge, Clement Gosselin, Dalong Gao
  • Patent number: 8181799
    Abstract: An actuation system includes a bridge crane, a trolley, and an end effector and is configured for moving a payload. A first actuator is operatively connected to the bridge crane. The bridge crane is configured for moving along an X axis in response to the first actuator being actuated. The trolley extends from the bridge crane. A second actuator is operatively connected to the trolley. The trolley is configured for moving along a Y axis in response to the second actuator being actuated. The end effector extends from the trolley and is configured for supporting a payload. A third actuator is operatively connected to the end effector. The end effector is configured for rotating about the Z axis in response to the third actuator being actuated to rotate the end effector. Each actuator is disposed in spaced relationship to the bridge crane, the trolley, and the end effector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignees: GM Global Technology Operations LLC, Universite Laval
    Inventors: Thierry Laliberte, Clement Gosselin, Simon Foucault, Boris Mayer-St-Onge, Dalong Gao, Robert J. Scheuerman
  • Publication number: 20110127229
    Abstract: An actuation system includes a bridge crane, a trolley, and an end effector and is configured for moving a payload. A first actuator is operatively connected to the bridge crane. The bridge crane is configured for moving along an X axis in response to the first actuator being actuated. The trolley extends from the bridge crane. A second actuator is operatively connected to the trolley. The trolley is configured for moving along a Y axis in response to the second actuator being actuated. The end effector extends from the trolley and is configured for supporting a payload. A third actuator is operatively connected to the end effector. The end effector is configured for rotating about the Z axis in response to the third actuator being actuated to rotate the end effector. Each actuator is disposed in spaced relationship to the bridge crane, the trolley, and the end effector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Thierry Laliberte, Clement Gosselin, Simon Foucault, Boris Mayer-St-Onge, Dalong Gao, Robert J. Scheuerman
  • Publication number: 20110129320
    Abstract: A robotic system includes a robot for moving a payload in response to a calculated input force. Sensors in respective sensor housings are connected to a handle, each sensor including a light emitter and receiver. The sensors measure a light beam received by a respective receiver. A controller calculates the calculated input force using received light. Each sensor housing modifies an interruption of the light beam in a sensor when the actual input force is applied, and the controller controls the robot using the calculated input force. A method of controlling the robot includes emitting the light beam, flexing a portion of the sensor housing(s) using the actual input force to interrupt the light beam, and using a host machine to calculate the calculated input force as a function of the portion of the light beam received by the light receiver. The robot is controlled using the calculated input force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Vincent Duchaine, Noemie Paradis, Thierry Laliberte, Boris Mayer-St-Onge, Clement Gosselin, Dalong Gao
  • Patent number: 7885903
    Abstract: Method for generation and sale of frankings, which can be used for sending mail from a customer to a receiver. The frankings are thus preferably produced on an electronic mailbox, whereby the generation and the printing out can be carried out in a highly personalized manner by using stored customer data and receiver addresses entered by the customer concerned. In addition to personalized address input a franking comprises a unique identification code which can be used for franking security as well as transport control and monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Deutsche Post AG
    Inventors: Boris Mayer, Thomas Ogilvie
  • Publication number: 20100185931
    Abstract: There is provided a shipping system for at least one consignment. An exemplary shipping system comprises a first terminal for entering first data about the consignment, a detector that is adapted to acquire further data about the consignment and a consolidation server that stores, administers, processes and/or evaluates the first data, as desired. The exemplary shipping system also comprises a transmitter that is adapted to transmit the first data and the additional data to the consolidation server and a checker that is adapted to determine whether the additional data about the consignment was received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: Deutsche Post AG
    Inventors: Boris Mayer, Thomas Ogilvie
  • Publication number: 20100076585
    Abstract: There is provided a method and system for the production of a label that can be applied onto a mailpiece. An exemplary method comprises transmitting a code to a user via a first transmission route, the code being transmitted to a server by an operating unit located in the sphere of influence of the user and executing a checking step on the server to check the code. The exemplary method also comprises influencing the production of the label as a function of a result of the checking step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: Deutsche Post AG
    Inventors: Boris Mayer, Thomas Ogilvie
  • Publication number: 20100067041
    Abstract: There is provided a method and system for producing a label that can be applied onto a mailpiece. An exemplary method comprises providing a data service via a network node, the data service being performed in a provider server of a service provider. The exemplary method also comprises performing a one-time printing of the label via a control program, such that an intelligent document is transmitted from the provider server via a network to a user client, the one-time printing being done if a network connection exists between the user client and the provider server, and if, on the basis of a query to the provider server, it has been ascertained that that label had not been printed before. The exemplary method additionally comprises transmitting a message from the user client to the provider server when the label is printed for the first time. The exemplary method further comprises logging the printing in the provider server in response to the message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: Deutsche Post AG
    Inventors: Henning Endruscheit, Volker Klös, Thomas Ogilvie, Boris Mayer
  • Publication number: 20100046024
    Abstract: There is provided a method and system for the production of a postage indicium, whereby the postage indicium is made available to an operating unit using an intelligent document. An exemplary method comprises making a query as to whether the postage indicium has already been printed before in response to the document being opened. The exemplary method also comprises checking whether there is access to a network as part of a checking step. The exemplary method additionally comprises printing the postage indicium via a program for controlling printing if a network connection exists between a franking client and a franking server, and if, on the basis of a query to the franking server, it is ascertained that that postage indicium has not been printed before.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2007
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Applicant: Deutsche Post AG
    Inventors: Boris Mayer, Thomas Ogilvie