Patents by Inventor Bruno Paillard

Bruno Paillard 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: 20100135641
    Abstract: There is described a method and device for encoding a vibro-kinetic signal (e.g., motion codes) directly onto a video player media (e.g., a DVD player) and for streaming the vibro-kinetic signal to a dedicated motion decoder in synchrony to the audio and video, while the movie support media (e.g., a DVD, a computer file, streaming data from a network) is being played. According to an embodiment, the multi-channel vibro-kinetic signal is encoded within one of the audio channels transported by the HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) link. Two methods are proposed to perform the encoding: Direct LSB (Least Significant Bit) Injection; and Perceptually Modulated Injection. There are also described corresponding decoding methods and motion decoders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Applicant: D-Box Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: BRUNO PAILLARD
  • Patent number: 7680451
    Abstract: A method for providing a motion signal with a sound signal using an existing sound signal encoding format. The method comprises providing the motion signal, providing the sound signal, inserting the motion signal in an available data field provided in the existing encoding algorithm, encoding the sound signal with the inserted motion signal according to the existing encoding algorithm to generate an encoded bitstream sound signal and providing the encoded bitstream sound signal comprising the motion signal and the sound signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: D-Box Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Roy, Bruno Paillard
  • Publication number: 20080109265
    Abstract: A method for selling seats in a movie theater, comprising the steps of: providing a first screening room in a movie theater with actuated seats providing movement in synchronization with a motion picture having a feature-length presentation being projected; selling access to non-actuated seats in the movie theater at a base price per seat; selling access to said actuated seats in said first screening room at a second price per seat, the second price being equal to the base price per seat added to an actuated-seat premium; controlling the access to said actuated seats in said first screening room as opposed to the non-actuated seats; and projecting said motion picture in the first screening room with the actuated seats being actuated to provide movement in synchronization with the motion picture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventors: Philippe ROY, Bruno Paillard
  • Publication number: 20080104289
    Abstract: The present description relates to the interfacing of a computer with a motion platform using a USB audio-class computer peripheral. The computer peripheral receives a digital audio-format signal according to the USB specification and provides a motion signal to up to four motion platforms. As the computer peripheral is a USB audio-class peripheral, no device-specific driver is required to play motion synchronously with a movie or a video game. The general purpose audio driver included in the operating system of the computer is advantageously used and the computer peripheral can alternately be used with any operating system comprising such a general purpose audio driver, such as Windows 2000, Windows XO or Mac OSX. The computer peripheral is seen by the computer as a USB sound card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Inventor: Bruno PAILLARD
  • Patent number: 7321799
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed for providing a motion signal to a motion platform comprising a plurality of actuators. The apparatus comprises a formatting unit receiving a motion signal indication of a motion to perform on the motion platform and formatting the motion signal and a synchronizing unit receiving the formatted signal and providing a synchronized and formatted motion signal to the motion platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: D-Box Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Bruno Paillard
  • Publication number: 20080002390
    Abstract: There is provided a system to provide a sequence of motion samples to a plurality of motion platforms, such as the plurality of seats in a movie theatre, such that the motion is synchronized with a sequence of images, such as a movie. In order to reduce the cost of the system, synchronization of a motion data signal with the sequence of images is centralized at a unique synchronizing unit. The synchronized sequence of motion samples is distributed to a plurality of motion platform hubs, each controlling and managing a reduced number of motion platforms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Publication date: January 3, 2008
    Inventor: Bruno PAILLARD
  • Publication number: 20060256234
    Abstract: A method for encoding a motion signal with a sound signal. The method comprises providing a motion signal, providing a sound signal, encoding the motion signal with the sound signal to generate a synchronized composite audio/motion signal and providing the synchronized composite audio/motion signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2006
    Publication date: November 16, 2006
    Inventors: Philippe Roy, Bruno Paillard
  • Publication number: 20060256972
    Abstract: A method for providing a motion signal with a sound signal using an existing sound signal encoding format. The method comprises providing the motion signal, providing the sound signal, inserting the motion signal in an available data field provided in the existing encoding algorithm, encoding the sound signal with the inserted motion signal according to the existing encoding algorithm to generate an encoded bitstream sound signal and providing the encoded bitstream sound signal comprising the motion signal and the sound signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2006
    Publication date: November 16, 2006
    Inventors: Philippe Roy, Bruno Paillard
  • Publication number: 20060237885
    Abstract: An active suspension for a driver seat of a bus or a heavy vehicle which comprises an electric actuator allowing the exertion of the force between the floor of the vehicle and the bottom of the seat. The adjustment of the height of the seat is accomplished by an electric actuator or by an independent mechanical system. A controller generates a control force calculated from measurements obtained by sensors located at different locations on the suspension. Forces exerted by the electric actuator can be relieved by passive element placed in parallel which cannot assume by themselves the role of a suspension for a given application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2004
    Publication date: October 26, 2006
    Applicant: Baultar I.D Inc.
    Inventors: Bruno Paillard, Jerome Mazoyer, Patrice Masson, Alain Berry, André Albert
  • Publication number: 20060073188
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel fast-disintegrating, or even instant-disintegrating, homogeneous microporous compositions for pharmaceutical, veterinary, food, dietetic or cosmetic use, intended for the oral route or to be applied in contact with the mucous membranes and a method for producing them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2005
    Publication date: April 6, 2006
    Applicant: PIERRE FABRE MEDICAMENT
    Inventors: Eric Goutay, Laurence Lachamp, Jacques Frances, Joel Bougaret, Bruno Paillard
  • Publication number: 20040249484
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed for providing a motion signal to a motion platform comprising a plurality of actuators. The apparatus comprises a formatting unit receiving a motion signal indication of a motion to perform on the motion platform and formatting the motion signal and a synchronized unit receiving the formatted signal and providing a synchronized and formatted motion signal to the motion platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2004
    Publication date: December 9, 2004
    Inventor: Bruno Paillard
  • Patent number: 6699506
    Abstract: The invention concerns a pharmaceutical composition with prolonged release, for oral administration of a single daily dose of 60 to 140 mg of Milnacipran, having a multi-particulate form containing a plurality of microgranules each comprising an active microsphere containing a saccharose and/or starch nucleus of a size between 200 and 2000 &mgr;m and containing 150 to 1000 &mgr;m of Milnacipran and a binding agent, each microgranule being coated with a film having a base of at least one polymer insoluble in water but permeable to physiological liquids, of a thickness between 20 and 100 &mgr;m, the said pharmaceutical composition enabling an in vitro release corresponding to the following pattern: between 10 and 55% of the dose released in 2 hours, between 40 and 75% of the dose released in 4 hours, between 70 and 90% of the dose released in 8 hours, between 80 and 100% of the dose released in 12 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Pierre Fabre Medicament
    Inventors: Bruno Paillard, Eric Goutay, Jean-Louis Avan, Joël Bougaret
  • Patent number: 5748750
    Abstract: An active noise control system for effective control of higher order modes of noise propagation within a duct is disclosed. A plurality of error sensors is disposed within an error sensors plane, which plane is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the duct. The disclosed process and apparatus minimizes the mean square distance between the points of the area associated to each error sensor. The resulting arrangement of errors sensors optimizes the overall area that the error sensors can control and consequently the global efficiency of the controlling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1998
    Assignee: Alumax Inc.
    Inventors: Andre L'Esperance, Martin Bouchard, Bruno Paillard, Catherine Guigou