Patents by Inventor Dominique Bernard

Dominique Bernard 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: 10060931
    Abstract: The invention also relates to the use of these complex forms for the purposes of screening for biological or chemical compounds capable of modulating a biological activity of said complex forms and/or for preparing and/or improving a pluristratified cell model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Mark Donovan, Dominique Bernard
  • Patent number: 10054418
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining the thickness of passing mail items M conveyed on a conveying deck (12) of a mail processing machine (10) comprising a deflecting element (18) which is positioned to successively contact without active compression each conveyed mail item, measures a parameter that indicates a change in a resistivity of the deflecting element, and generates a signal indicative of the measured parameter; and a processing unit (24) which receives the signal from the deflecting element and determines a thickness value for each conveyed mail item based on the measured parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: NEOPOST TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventor: Dominique Bernard
  • Patent number: 9926587
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use, notably cosmetic and/or therapeutic, of the YKL-40 protein belonging to the family of chitinase-type proteins, of polypeptides derived from this protein or analogs thereof of a nucleic acid sequence encoding such a polypeptide or of an agent that modulates the activity or expression of such a polypeptide notably for stimulation of terminal epithelial differentiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Dominique Bernard, Mark Donovan
  • Patent number: 9869681
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of a compound, suitable for modulating the interaction between first and second partner proteins, or between homologues, mutants, or fragments of said proteins, said first and second proteins being SASPase and filaggrin-2, or FLG2, as an active agent for treating and/or preventing aesthetic defects in the skin, and/or in the appendages thereof, linked to an imbalance in the differentiation and/or proliferation of the cells of the epidermis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Dominique Bernard, Agnes Thomas-Collignon, Roger Rozot, Benoit Muller
  • Patent number: 9782611
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the cosmetic treatment of greasy skin and/or skin that tends to be greasy with a lysate of at least one microorganism of the genus Bifidobacterium species and/or a fraction thereof, as an active.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Audrey Gueniche, Isabelle Castiel, Dominique Bernard
  • Patent number: 9597748
    Abstract: An inertia friction welding (IFW) method for welding together two portions of a rotary subassembly for a turbine engine is provided. At least one of the portions includes a plurality of hooked teeth at its periphery for anchoring blade roots. One of the two portions for welding together is held by a clamp and set into rotation by a motor, and the other one of the two portions for welding together is held by a torque take-up ring gear mounted on a carriage that is movable in translation. In order to avoid any crack formation in the hooks of the teeth during welding, the plurality of hooked teeth is covered with a damper device for shifting the frequency of the vibratory response of the teeth, thereby creating damping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES
    Inventors: Benoit Lardy, Dominique Bernard Lourdin
  • Publication number: 20160361384
    Abstract: Cosmetic or therapeutic, in particular dermatological, use of dermicidin, or analogues or fragments thereof, for preventing the appearance of imperfections, and also for the treatment and diagnosis of acneic skin or acne-prone skin. The subject matter of the present invention is in particular the use of a cosmetic and/or therapeutic, in particular dermatological, composition containing at least one amino acid sequence of dermicidin, or of an analogue or fragment thereof, or of at least one nucleic acid sequence encoding the sequence, for preventing the appearance of imperfections, and also for the treatment and/or prevention and/or diagnosis of acneic and/or oily or acne-prone and/or oily skin. It also related to a method for applying the abovementioned cosmetic composition for the prevention of the appearance of imperfections and the treatment of acne-prone and/or oily skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Audrey Gueniche, Dominique Bernard, Mark Donovan
  • Publication number: 20160339539
    Abstract: An inertia friction welding (IFW) method for welding together two portions of a rotary subassembly for a turbine engine is provided. At least one of the portions includes a plurality of hooked teeth at its periphery for anchoring blade roots. One of the two portions for welding together is held by a clamp and set into rotation by a motor, and the other one of the two portions for welding together is held by a torque take-up ring gear mounted on a carriage that is movable in translation. In order to avoid any crack formation in the hooks of the teeth during welding, the plurality of hooked teeth is covered with a damper device for shifting the frequency of the vibratory response of the teeth, thereby creating damping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Applicant: SNECMA
    Inventors: Benoit LARDY, Dominique Bernard LOURDIN
  • Patent number: 9464080
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the cosmetic use, as agent for preventing and/or treating an aesthetic defect in the skin and/or its appendages that is associated with an imbalance in the differentiation and/or proliferation of the cells of an epidermis, of an effective amount of at least one compound represented by one of the general formulae, (Ia) or (Ib)
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Xavier Marat, Benoit Muller, Agnès Thomas-Collignon, Dominique Bernard
  • Patent number: 9453848
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of a complex form of calmodulin-like skin protein (CLSP), of polypeptides derived from this protein or of analogues thereof, as a marker for evaluating a state of an epithelium. The invention also relates to the use of these complex forms for the purposes of screening for biological or chemical compounds capable of modulating a biological activity of said complex forms and/or for preparing and/or improving a pluristratified cell model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Mark Donovan, Dominique Bernard
  • Patent number: 9421157
    Abstract: A cosmetic use of at least one C-glycoside derivative in a composition comprising a physiologically acceptable medium, as a cosmetic agent for promoting the desquamation of the skin and/or the scalp and/or for stimulating epidermal renewal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Maria Dalko, Christophe Boulle, Dominique Bernard
  • Patent number: 9316653
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of one or more complexed or noncomplexed, soluble peptide form(s) of Desmoglein I, as a marker for evaluating the effectiveness of active agents and/or of treatments, in particular anti-ageing active agents and/or treatments, with regard to an epidermis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Mark Donovan, Lucie Simonetti, Dominique Bernard
  • Patent number: 9295711
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use, especially the cosmetic and/or therapeutic use, of the protein DJ-1, of polypeptides derived from this protein or of analogs thereof, of a nucleic acid sequence coding for such a polypeptide or of a modulator of the activity, stability or expression of such a polypeptide, especially for preventing and/or treating the signs of skin dryness. The invention also relates to the use of the protein DJ-1, of polypeptides derived from this protein or of analogs thereof or of a nucleic acid sequence coding for such a polypeptide, as a marker for evaluating the state of dryness of an epithelium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Dominique Bernard, Lucie Simonetti, Isabelle Castiel
  • Patent number: 9290553
    Abstract: An isolated peptide from skin aspartic protease (SASPase) or filaggrin-2 (FLG2), a fragment or homologue thereof, which can modify the three-dimensional shape of a complex formed by interaction between a first amino acid sequence from filaggrin-2 and a second amino acid sequence from SASPase, is described. The isolated peptide is useful as a target for screening for cosmetic or therapeutic active agents with regard to the skin and/or its appendages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Dominique Bernard, Agnes Thomas-Collignon
  • Patent number: 9176144
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use, in cosmetics and in therapeutics, of at least one antimicrobial protein belonging to the ribonuclease family, ribonuclease 7, or of polypeptides derived from said protein, notably as a marker for evaluating the condition of the epidermis. It further relates to the use of at least one polypeptide according to the invention, of at least one nucleic acid sequence coding for a polypeptide according to the invention, or of at least one agent that modulates the expression or the activity, notably biological, of said polypeptide or of its interaction with an element of the extracellular matrix, for the preparation of compositions intended for the prevention and/or treatment of skin disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Mark Donovan, Dominique Bernard, Isabelle Castiel, Veronique Chaussade
  • Patent number: 9168215
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to the use, in particular cosmetic use, of an effective amount of at least one lacritin-type polypeptide, of an analogue thereof or of a fragment thereof, of at least one nucleic acid sequence encoding this polypeptide, or of at least one agent that modulates the activity, the stability or the expression of this polypeptide, or its interaction with syndecan-1, as an agent useful for the care of the skin and of appendages thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Caroline Delattre, Dominique Bernard, Mark Donovan
  • Publication number: 20150152101
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the cosmetic use, as an agent for preventing and/or treating greasy skin or greasy-prone skin and/or an associated aesthetic skin disorder, of an effective amount of at least one compound represented by either of the general formulae (Ia) and (Ib).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Xavier Marat, Benoit Muller, Agnes Thomas-Collignon, Dominique Bernard
  • Publication number: 20150153150
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining the thickness of passing mail items M conveyed on a conveying deck (12) of a mail processing machine (10) comprising a deflecting element (18) which is positioned to successively contact without active compression each conveyed mail item, measures a parameter that indicates a change in a resistivity of the deflecting element, and generates a signal indicative of the measured parameter; and a processing unit (24) which receives the signal from the deflecting element and determines a thickness value for each conveyed mail item based on the measured parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Applicant: NEOPOST TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventor: Dominique BERNARD
  • Publication number: 20150148356
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the cosmetic use, as agent for preventing and/or treating an aesthetic defect in the skin and/or its appendages that is associated with an imbalance in the differentiation and/or proliferation of the cells of an epidermis, of an effective amount of at least one compound represented by one of the general formulae, (Ia) or (Ib)
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Xavier Marat, Benoit Muller, Agnès Thomas-Collignon, Dominique Bernard
  • Patent number: 9021741
    Abstract: The invention relates to a path-controlled adjustment device for a window pane of a motor vehicle, with a carrier assembly, with at least two guideways provided at the carrier assembly, which define an adjustment path for an adjustable window pane and which are spaced from each other transversely to the adjustment path, and with a driver which on the one hand includes means for connection of the window pane to be adjusted and which on the other hand is in engagement with the guideways so as to be longitudinally movable. The carrier assembly consists of at least two carrier elements which are connected with each other at a plurality of fixing points. On at least one carrier element fixing points, via which that carrier element is to be fixed at a further carrier element of the carrier assembly, are connected with each other by reinforcement paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, Hallstadt
    Inventors: Thomas Huelsebusch, Silvia Enders, Pierre-Dominique Bernard