Patents by Inventor Dominique Thomas

Dominique Thomas 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: 20190280494
    Abstract: A method is provided for managing multiple rechargeable electrical energy storage modules of a power supply facility, arranged in parallel, the method including: separating the modules into at least two groups, and supplying power using the groups one at a time; the method also including a step of replacing a faulty module of a group, referred to as the active group, while being supplied by an available module of another group, referred to as the available group. A system is also provided for implementing such a method and a power supply facility implementing such a method or system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Christian SELLIN, Jean-Jacques JESTIN, Tony TAN, Yvan AGNUS, Gilles BRUNET, Michel THOMAS, Dominique HINGANT
  • Publication number: 20190225108
    Abstract: A process is provided for managing multiple rechargeable stores of electrical energy in an electric vehicle, arranged parallel to one another. The process includes a separation of the modules into at least two groups, and a power supply using one of the groups at a time. The process further includes a regulation phase within at least one group, called a passive group, including a power supply of at least one module, known as passive, of the passive group, which is supplied by at least one other module, known as functional, of the passive group. In addition, a system is provided implementing such a process and an electric vehicle implementing such a process or system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: BLUEBUS
    Inventors: Christian SELLIN, Jean-Jacques JESTIN, Yvan AGNUS, Dominique HINGANT, Tony TAN, Gilles BRUNET, Michel THOMAS
  • Publication number: 20190184851
    Abstract: A method for managing a plurality of rechargeable electrical energy storage modules arranged in parallel in an electric vehicle is provided. The method includes: separating the modules into at least two groups; and supplying power from one of the groups at a time. The method also includes a step of replacing a faulty module from a group that is supplying power, known as the active group, with an available module from another group, known as the available group. The invention also relates to a system using such a method and to an electric vehicle using such a method or system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Christian SELLIN, Jean-Jacques JESTIN, Tony TAN, Yvan AGNUS, Gilles BRUNET, Michel THOMAS, Dominique HINGANT
  • Patent number: 10301655
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a recombinant yeast having a reduced pyruvate decarboxylase activity, in the genome of which has been inserted: —one or more nucleic acids encoding an acetolactate synthase or ALS, —one or more nucleic acids en coding an acetolactate decarboxylase or ALD, and—one or more copies of a nucleic acids encoding a NADH oxidase or NOXE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: ALDERYS
    Inventors: Mélanie Bremond, Karine Jaillardon, Dominique Louis, Dominique Thomas
  • Patent number: 9921328
    Abstract: Method, source array and seismic vibro-acoustic source element for seismic data acquisition. The method includes storing in a controller a library of beam form factor sets associated with a source array and corresponding regions to be surveyed; towing the source array along survey lines over the regions to be surveyed; selecting a beam form factor set from the library to be applied to the source array for each region; and actuating the source array based on the selected set of beam form factors and a position of the source array relative to the regions. Each set of beam form factors maps to a corresponding region of an area to be surveyed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: CGG SERVICES SAS
    Inventors: Benoit Teyssandier, Dominique Thomas, Robert Dowle, John Sallas
  • Patent number: 9891329
    Abstract: Method, source array and source element that generate seismic waves. The source element includes an enclosure having an opening covered by a piston; a local supply accumulator fluidly communicating with an interior of the enclosure, a pressure of the fluid inside the local supply accumulator being larger than a pressure of the fluid inside the enclosure; a local supply valve located between the local supply accumulator and the enclosure and configured to control a flow of the fluid from the local supply accumulator to the interior of the enclosure; and a controller configured to control the local supply valve such that the pressure inside the enclosure does not fall below a first preset value based upon an ambient pressure of the enclosure while seismic waves are generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: CGG SERVICES SAS
    Inventors: John Sallas, Thierry Ameil, Robert Dowle, Dominique Thomas
  • Patent number: 9803225
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing L-methionine in which O-phospho-L-homoserine and methanethiol are enzymatically converted into L-methionine and H3PO4. Such a conversion is achieved by an enzyme called O-phospho-L-homoserine (OHPS) dependent methionine synthase. Also described are O-phospho-L-homoserine (OHPS) dependent methionine synthases, i.e. proteins which are able to enzymatically convert O-phospho-L-homoserine and methanethiol into L-methionine and H3PO4 as well as microorganisms which have been genetically modified so as to be able to produce L-methionine from O-phospho-L-homoserine and methanethiol. Furthermore described are methods to screen for enzymes that catalyze the conversion of O-phospho-L-homoserine and methanethiol into L-methionine and H3PO4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: ADISSEO FRANCE S.A.S.
    Inventors: Muriel Merkamm, Dominique Louis, Karine Jaillardon, Dominique Thomas, Philippe Marliere
  • Patent number: 9746569
    Abstract: A seismic data acquisition system is configured to collect seismic data. The system includes a marine source array configured to be attached to a fixed structure floating at the water surface and including vibratory source elements; and a controller configured to control the vibratory source elements so that a beam formed by the source array is steerable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: CGG SERVICES SAS
    Inventors: John Sallas, Dominique Thomas
  • Publication number: 20170166935
    Abstract: A recombinant yeast having a reduced pyruvate decarboxylase activity, in the génome of which has been inserted: —one or more nucleic acids encoding an acetolactate synthase or ALS, —one or more nucleic acids encoding an acetolactate decarboxylase or ALD, —one or more nucleic acids encoding a butancdiol dehydrogenase or BDH, and —one or more copies of a nucleic acids encoding a NADH oxidase or NOXE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Mélanie BREMOND, Karine JAILLARDON, Dominique LOUIS, Dominique THOMAS
  • Publication number: 20170159081
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a recombinant yeast having a reduced pyruvate decarboxylase activity, in the genome of which has been inserted:—one or more nucleic acids encoding an acetolactate synthase or ALS,—one or more nucleic acids en coding an acetolactate decarboxylase or ALD, and—one or more copies of a nucleic acids encoding a NADH oxidase or NOXE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Mélanie BREMOND, Karine JAILLARDON, Dominique LOUIS, Dominique THOMAS
  • Patent number: 9625596
    Abstract: There is a method for finding a best distribution of source elements that form a vibratory source array. The method includes inputting plural constraints for the source elements; generating plural distributions of the source elements that fulfill the plural constraints; calculating for each distribution a performance index characterizing the source array; and selecting the best distribution from the plural distributions based on a value of the performance index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: CGG SERVICES SAS
    Inventors: Benoit Teyssandier, Robert Dowle, Dominique Thomas, John Sallas
  • Publication number: 20170068005
    Abstract: Method, source array and source element that generate seismic waves. The source element includes an enclosure having an opening covered by a piston; a local supply accumulator fluidly communicating with an interior of the enclosure, a pressure of the fluid inside the local supply accumulator being larger than a pressure of the fluid inside the enclosure; a local supply valve located between the local supply accumulator and the enclosure and configured to control a flow of the fluid from the local supply accumulator to the interior of the enclosure; and a controller configured to control the local supply valve such that the pressure inside the enclosure does not fall below a first preset value based upon an ambient pressure of the enclosure while seismic waves are generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: John SALLAS, Thierry AMEIL, Robert DOWLE, Dominique THOMAS
  • Patent number: 9535180
    Abstract: Method, source array and source element that generate seismic waves. The source element includes an enclosure having an opening covered by a piston; a local supply accumulator fluidly communicating with an interior of the enclosure, a pressure of the fluid inside the local supply accumulator being larger than a pressure of the fluid inside the enclosure; a local supply valve located between the local supply accumulator and the enclosure and configured to control a flow of the fluid from the local supply accumulator to the interior of the enclosure; and a controller configured to control the local supply valve such that the pressure inside the enclosure does not fall below a first preset value based upon an ambient pressure of the enclosure while seismic waves are generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: CGG SERVICES SA
    Inventors: John Sallas, Thierry Ameil, Robert Dowle, Dominique Thomas
  • Publication number: 20160084978
    Abstract: Method, source array and seismic vibro-acoustic source element for seismic data acquisition. The method includes storing in a controller a library of beam form factor sets associated with a source array and corresponding regions to be surveyed; towing the source array along survey lines over the regions to be surveyed; selecting a beam form factor set from the library to be applied to the source array for each region; and actuating the source array based on the selected set of beam form factors and a position of the source array relative to the regions. Each set of beam form factors maps to a corresponding region of an area to be surveyed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Benoit TEYSSANDIER, Dominique THOMAS, Robert DOWLE, John SALLAS
  • Publication number: 20150275247
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing L-methionine in which O-phospho-L-homoserine and methanethiol are enzymatically converted into L-methionine and H3PO4. Such a conversion is achieved by an enzyme called O-phospho-L-homoserine (OHPS) dependent methionine synthase. Also described are O-phospho-L-homoserine (OHPS) dependent methionine synthases, i.e. proteins which are able to enzymatically convert O-phospho-L-homoserine and methanethiol into L-methionine and H3PO4 as well as microorganisms which have been genetically modified so as to be able to produce L-methionine from O-phospho-L-homoserine and methanethiol. Furthermore described are methods to screen for enzymes that catalyse the conversion of O-phospho-L-homoserine and methanethiol into L-methionine and H3PO4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: ADISSEO FRANCE S.A.S.
    Inventors: Muriel Merkamm, Dominique Louis, Karine Jaillardon, Dominique Thomas, Philippe Marliere
  • Publication number: 20140369162
    Abstract: There is a method for finding a best distribution of source elements that form a vibratory source array. The method includes inputting plural constraints for the source elements; generating plural distributions of the source elements that fulfill the plural constraints; calculating for each distribution a performance index characterizing the source array; and selecting the best distribution from the plural distributions based on a value of the performance index.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: CGG SERVICES SA
    Inventors: Benoit TEYSSANDIER, Robert DOWLE, Dominique THOMAS, John SALLAS
  • Publication number: 20140369163
    Abstract: There is a method for obtaining control of a source array configured to generate seismic waves. The method includes accessing an interface unit attached to a fixed structure that is substantially stationary in water, the interface unit being connected to a source array; entering a passcode to the interface unit to gain access to the source array; downloading a shooting sequence or a driving signal to a controller of the source array; and actuating the source array to generate seismic energy into water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: CGG SERVICES SA
    Inventors: John SALLAS, Dominique THOMAS
  • Publication number: 20140369161
    Abstract: A seismic data acquisition system is configured to collect seismic data. The system includes a marine source array configured to be attached to a fixed structure floating at the water surface and including vibratory source elements; and a controller configured to control the vibratory source elements so that a beam formed by the source array is steerable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: CGG SERVICES SA
    Inventors: John SALLAS, Dominique THOMAS
  • Publication number: 20140238773
    Abstract: Method, source array and source element that generate seismic waves. The source element includes an enclosure having an opening covered by a piston; a local supply accumulator fluidly communicating with an interior of the enclosure, a pressure of the fluid inside the local supply accumulator being larger than a pressure of the fluid inside the enclosure; a local supply valve located between the local supply accumulator and the enclosure and configured to control a flow of the fluid from the local supply accumulator to the interior of the enclosure; and a controller configured to control the local supply valve such that the pressure inside the enclosure does not fall below a first preset value based upon an ambient pressure of the enclosure while seismic waves are generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: CGG SERVICES SA
    Inventors: John SALLAS, Thierry AMEIL, Robert DOWLE, Dominique THOMAS
  • Publication number: 20140238771
    Abstract: There is a method for determining a shape and structure of a piston for a vibratory seismic source element. The method includes generating a cost function J that is function of plural variables; applying plural constraints to the cost function J; calculating a piston shape and piston design that fulfills the plural constraints; and modifying the calculated piston shape and piston design based on practical implementations of the vibratory source element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: CGG SERVICES SA
    Inventors: Benoit TEYSSANDIER, Robert DOWLE, Dominique THOMAS