Patents by Inventor Christian Francois

Christian Francois 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: 11538216
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to methods, non-transitory computer readable media, and systems that can render a virtual object in a digital image by using a source-specific-lighting-estimation-neural network to generate three-dimensional (“3D”) lighting parameters specific to a light source illuminating the digital image. To generate such source-specific-lighting parameters, for instance, the disclosed systems utilize a compact source-specific-lighting-estimation-neural network comprising both common network layers and network layers specific to different lighting parameters. In some embodiments, the disclosed systems further train such a source-specific-lighting-estimation-neural network to accurately estimate spatially varying lighting in a digital image based on comparisons of predicted environment maps from a differentiable-projection layer with ground-truth-environment maps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Kalyan Sunkavalli, Yannick Hold-Geoffroy, Christian Gagne, Marc-Andre Gardner, Jean-Francois Lalonde
  • Publication number: 20220374301
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method and system for operating an event-driven architecture. The event-driven architecture comprises a first machine-learning (ML) agent operating a first service and a second ML agent operating a second service. The first ML agent comprises a first model and first model metadata. The second ML agent comprises a second model and second model metadata. The method comprises generating, by the first ML agent, an event associated with event metadata. The event comprises results generated by the first model. The event metadata comprises an event identifier (ID). The first ML agent publishes the event in a virtualized dedicated space. The second ML agent determines whether the event is to be processed by the second ML agent. If a determination is made that the message is to be processed by the second ML agent, the second ML agent processes the event to generate an output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Jean-François ARCAND, Gabriel DUFORD, Marc BOISSONNEAULT, Andre MILTON, Christian HUDON
  • Publication number: 20220364680
    Abstract: A hydrogen refueling station including a first and a second dispensing module having first and second dispensing pressure detection means, where supply lines are fluidly connecting a storage module to an inlet compressor line and a compressor outlet line is fluidly connecting an outlet of the compressor to a dispensing line and thereby to the first and/or second dispensing module via output compressor valves, cascade lines are fluidly connecting the hydrogen storage module and the dispenser modules thereby configured for bypassing the compressor, where a controller is configured for controlling valves and thereby a fluid path from the hydrogen storage module to the dispensing modules, the controller is configured for controlling a bypass valve based on feedback from pressure detection means, from a first dispensing pressure detection means or from a second dispensing pressure detection means to establish a required pressure in the compressor outlet line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Claus Due SINDING, Thomas Christian Francois CHARBONNEAU
  • Publication number: 20220306407
    Abstract: A vision-assisted robotized depalletizer receives at a pallet station a pallet loaded with products and outputs on a conveyor unitized products aligned in a desired orientation. Such depalletizers include a vision system having one or more image acquisition sensors that are positioned relative to the pallet station so as to have a field of view covering a top portion of the pallet. The sensors send to a controller one or more image of the top portion of the pallet that the controller uses along to determine the position of each product in the top portion of the pallet. The depalletizer further includes a robot equipped with a depalletizing tool that is coupled to the vision system controller for receiving information indicative of the position of each product from the top portion and uses that information to pick and position on the output conveyor each product from the top portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Sylvain-Paul MORENCY, Marc DUCHARME, Robert JODOIN, Philippe HAKIER, Christian SIMON, Jean-François FORGET
  • Publication number: 20220228688
    Abstract: A swivel stack for transfer of fluid across a rotary interface around a rotation axis between incoming and outgoing flow-lines, includes: a group of lower, upper and central annular elements; the lower, upper and central element each being centered around the axis; the central element positioned between the lower and upper elements; an outer annular element centered around the axis between the lower and upper elements; a toroidal chamber between the central and outer elements; downward and upward facing surfaces of the outer element being adjacent to the upward surface of the lower element and the downward surface of the upper element; the lower element's upward surface and the upper element's downward surface having a first stepped surface and the outer element's upward and downward surfaces have a second stepped surface, such that at least two annular cavities centered around the rotation axis are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Liva Christian RANDRIANARIVONY, Sébastien Jean-François TRUCHI
  • Publication number: 20220003361
    Abstract: The invention relates to a large-scale hydrogen refueling station comprising at least one supply storage, a plurality of compressor modules comprising a local controller, a plurality of dispenser modules, and a hydrogen production system comprising a hydrogen production system controller mutually connected by one or more flow paths. Wherein one of the controllers facilitates control of valves and thereby flow of hydrogen gas in the flow paths between the at least one supply storage, compressor modules, dispenser modules and hydrogen production system. Wherein the control of the valves enables flow of hydrogen gas in at least three of the flow paths simultaneously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: Peter BØDKER, Claus Due SINDING, Jacob Appelt Vibe SVENDSEN, Thomas Christian Francois CHARBONNEAU
  • Publication number: 20210396356
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for fueling a tank of a heavy-duty vehicle having a total volume above 1000 liters with a gaseous hydrogen fuelin an accelerated manner An average slope of the mass flow of a first part of the fueling implemented as a first fueling method is higher than the slope of the mass flow of a second part of the fueling implemented as a second fueling method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Christian Francois CHARBONNEAU, Jesse Michael SCHNEIDER
  • Publication number: 20120113381
    Abstract: The invention relates to an arm (2) for spectacles (1) including a frame (6), characterized in that it comprises at least one decorative sleeve (7) at least partially made of an elastically deformable material, provided with at least one decorative surface (70a, 70b) and mounted around the frame (6) of the arm (2), said sleeve (7) being designed to turn and/or twist around the frame (6) by means of elastic deformation in order to modify the appearance of said arm (2). The invention also relates to the spectacles (1) provided with such an arm (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: KILLINE OPTICAL LTD.
    Inventors: Herve Francois Serge Jacquier, Christian Francois Yves Vermet
  • Patent number: 7929689
    Abstract: A method of generating a call sign. A method of generating a call sign comprising determining a distinguished qualifier, finding a distinguished salt, and hashing the distinguished salt with the distinguished qualifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Christian François Huitema, Josh D. Benaloh, Kim Cameron
  • Patent number: 7582226
    Abstract: Herein are fluid compositions and methods of making such compositions, wherein the compositions comprise C1 to C4 esters of a mixture of C3–C6 branched carboxylic acids and C3–C6 linear carboxylic acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Eddy Van Driessche, Georges Mathys, Richard H. Schlosberg, Christian Francois, Chris De Roover
  • Patent number: 7106863
    Abstract: The invention relates to a security-protected system for positioning by satellites, comprising a constellation of satellites (11) sending out positioning signals under the control of a set of ground stations (14). A user receiver of the said positioning signals comprises means for sending, to a ground station, a request calling for a key which is necessary for interpreting them, advantageously accompanied by a recopy of the positioning signals received. User servicing ground stations comprise means for receiving this request, calculating the position of the user and verifying whether the user possesses a privileged status, and means for addressing the said key to the user receiver, in the event that the verification is positive, this key further comprising means for interpreting the positioning signals with the aid of the key so as to deduce his own position therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Agence Spatiale Europeenne
    Inventor: Christian François Michel Dujarric
  • Patent number: 6996973
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rocket engine nozzle comprising a system for controlling jet separation of the flow in the nozzle, wherein said control system exhibits a plurality of separation triggering elements (5, 10) arranged in such a way as to generate, from mutually spaced initiation points (9), distinct zones (6) of jet separation, so as to form a three-dimensional separation of the flow. The flow control system can exhibit at least two triggering elements (5, 10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Agence Spatiale Europeenne
    Inventor: Christian François Michel Dujarric
  • Patent number: 6994799
    Abstract: Disclosed are ester-containing fluid compositions, methods of making such compositions, and methods of using such compositions. The fluid compositions comprise a mix of branched and linear ester compounds, and the fluid compositions are characterized by certain performance limitations. The preferred method of making the fluid compositions enables the ester mix to be made in a one step process with little finishing required to obtain desirable performance characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Eddy Van Driessche, Georges Mathys, Richard H. Schlosberg, Christian Francois, Chris De Roover
  • Patent number: 6971228
    Abstract: The invention relates to a propulsion device comprising a gas ejection nozzle and an injection chamber for injecting at least one propellant fluid. According to the invention, the device has an induction loop which surrounds a zone of the nozzle and also an electricity generator to feed said induction loop, in particular under drive from a heat engine whose heat source is a nuclear core and whose heat sink is a cryogenic liquid which is subsequently used for propulsion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: Agency Spatiale Europeenne
    Inventor: Christian François Michel Dujarric
  • Patent number: 6938406
    Abstract: The invention relates to a propulsion device comprising a gas ejection nozzle and an injection chamber for injecting at least one propellant fluid. According to the invention, the device has an induction loop which surrounds a zone of the nozzle and also an electricity generator to feed said induction loop, in particular under drive from a heat engine whose heat source is a nuclear core and whose heat sink is a cryogenic liquid which is subsequently used for propulsion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: Agence Spatiale Europeenne
    Inventor: Christian François Michel Dujarric
  • Publication number: 20050190876
    Abstract: An asynchronous storing device receiving a binary event signal switching from a first level to a second level on each occurrence of a specific event, and a binary reset signal, this device providing a binary state signal at an inactive level when the specific event has not occurred yet, the state signal switching to an active level on first occurrence of the specific event, this device comprising a logic AND gate receiving the event signal, the state signal, and a binary intermediary signal switching values simultaneously with the reset signal; and a logic OR gate providing the state signal and receiving the output of the logic AND gate and the complement of the intermediary signal, the logic AND gate receiving the output of the logic OR gate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2004
    Publication date: September 1, 2005
    Inventor: Christian Francois
  • Patent number: 6875170
    Abstract: The positioning, intervention, and/or exploration device has two endpieces (6a-6d, 7) and at least one cable (20) extending from one endpiece to the other (6a-6d, 7), it has at least two bellows (10) each fixed directly to both of the endpieces and it has means (12, 18) for modifying the pressure of a fluid in each of the bellows independently of the other bellows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Assignee: Universite Pierre et Marie Curie
    Inventors: Christian Francois, Frank Boudghene, Pierre Joli
  • Publication number: 20040238785
    Abstract: Disclosed are ester-containing fluid compositions, methods of making such compositions, and methods of using such compositions. The fluid compositions comprise a mix of branched and linear ester compounds, and the fluid compositions are characterized by certain performance limitations. The preferred method of making the fluid compositions enables the ester mix to be made in a one step process with little finishing required to obtain desirable performance characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2004
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Inventors: Eddy Van Driessche, Georges Mathys, Richard H. Schlosberg, Christian Francois, Chris De Roover
  • Publication number: 20030149338
    Abstract: The positioning, intervention, and/or exploration device has two endpieces (6a-6d, 7) and at least one cable (20) extending from one endpiece to the other (6a-6d, 7), it has at least two bellows (10) each fixed directly to both of the endpieces and it has means (12, 18) for modifying the pressure of a fluid in each of the bellows independently of the other bellows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2002
    Publication date: August 7, 2003
    Inventors: Christian Francois, Frank Boudghene, Pierre Joli
  • Publication number: 20020184873
    Abstract: The invention relates to a propulsion device comprising a gas ejection nozzle and an injection chamber for injecting at least one propellant fluid. According to the invention, the device has an induction loop which surrounds a zone of the nozzle and also an electricity generator to feed said induction loop, in particular under drive from a heat engine whose heat source is a nuclear core and whose heat sink is a cryogenic liquid which is subsequently used for propulsion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2000
    Publication date: December 12, 2002
    Inventor: Christian Francois Michel Dujarric