Patents by Inventor Eric Carreel

Eric Carreel 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: 20160015278
    Abstract: Video monitoring device comprising a computing unit, a camera, a communication interface, and a volatile organic compounds sensor configured to measure at least a concentration of organic compounds in a room of interest, said computing unit being configured to record the concentrations of organic compounds reported by the volatile organic compounds sensor, and configured to send images taken by the camera and volatile organic compounds concentrations to a remote entity, such as a smartphone over a wireless link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Applicant: WITHINGS
    Inventors: David Campo, Stéphane Carpentier, Amaury Dumoulin, Nadine Buard, Eric Carreel
  • Publication number: 20160015314
    Abstract: A sleep assist system to monitor and assist the user's sleep, comprising: a bedside device adapted to be positioned near the user's bed, the bedside device optionally comprising a loudspeaker, a light source, a microphone, a light sensor, a temperature sensor, a control unit, an air quality sensor, a display unit, a user interface. The system further comprises a first sensing unit positioned in the user's bed comprising one or more sensors adapted to sense at least pressure and changes in pressure exerted by the user lying in the bed; an additional sensor device to be in contact with the user's body, and to be coupled to the bedside device; the system is configured to correlate the data obtained from both the first sensing unit and the additional sensor device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Applicant: WITHINGS
    Inventors: Florent Dusanter, Ruiyi Yang, Nadine Buard, Eric Carreel, Villard Joffrey
  • Publication number: 20150362893
    Abstract: Interaction methods between a smartphone and a timepiece having two analog-type pointers, each of the pointers being controlled independently by a stepper motor, the timepiece and the smartphone being able to be in communication through a wireless remote short-range communication link, the calibration method comprising the steps of S1—capturing image(s) of the watch with the smartphone, S2—processing the image(s) to determine accurately the displayed angular positions of the pointers, S3—send correction data from the smartphone to the watch, S4—carry out, at the watch, an appropriate correction so that the pointers are caused to display the current absolute time, the absolute time set method comprising the steps of S11—send absolute time reference from the smartphone to the watch, S12—carry out, at the watch, an appropriate correction, to update the internal counters and positions of the pointers so that the pointers display the current absolute time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: Jocelyn Masserot, Victor Ting, Marie Loubiere, Eric Carreel
  • Publication number: 20150342515
    Abstract: Hairstyling tool of the comb or hairbrush type, comprising a handle and a body, an electric battery a force sensor, an electronic unit configured to capture and format signals provided by the sensors, a wireless communication means for transmitting data to a remote entity, by means of which information about the movements executed by the tool and the forces it undergoes can be transmitted to the remote entity, the remote entity being able to send information back to the user of the tool about the hair being styled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Cedric Hutchings, Eric Carreel
  • Publication number: 20150338265
    Abstract: Weighing device of the digital bathroom scale type, comprising four feet each having a strain gauge, four conducting portions on the top surface, and one electronic control unit, the electronic unit being configured to measure first signals indicative of periodic variations in weight and second signals indicative of periodic variations in impedance caused by the heartbeats of the user, the electronic unit being configured to determine the heart rate of the user from the first and second signals. Method for determining the heart rate of the user from the first and second signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventors: Eric Carreel, Brice Brac De La Perriere, Nadine Buard, Pierre Barrochin, Rui-Yi Yang, Guillaume Faussard, Said Aitmbarek
  • Publication number: 20150289802
    Abstract: A method to determine a position and a state of a personal activity monitor worn by a user, such personal activity monitor comprising a motion sensor formed as an at least 3-axis accelerometer and a processor unit, the method comprising the steps of determining a number of changes of predominant axis per time period, and comparing it with exceeds a first predetermined threshold in order to infer a wrist worn condition, the method comprising the steps of determining a current level of activity and a temperature criterion to infer that the personal activity monitor is actually worn by the user and that the user has entered a sleep phase, or to infer that the user has emerged from sleep.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Applicant: WITHINGS
    Inventors: Remi Thomas, Nadine Buard, Eric Carreel
  • Publication number: 20150160068
    Abstract: Electronic scale including four feet, four strain gauges, an electronic control unit and a display, where the gauges are combined in pairs in first and second Wheatstone bridge type circuits, where a first intermediate-point of the bridge is selectively connected via a switch to an intermediate voltage source and where the first and second outputs of the amplifiers are summed by the electronic control unit in order to deduce therefrom a weight for an object present on the device, with indication for the user of off-center condition on the scale. Weighing method implemented in such a scale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: Eric Carreel, Nadine Buard, Xavier Debreuil, Victor Ting, David Campo, Guillaume Faussard, Florent Dusanter
  • Publication number: 20150141852
    Abstract: A detection device, for placement under or on a mattress, configured for the movements of a person lying on the mattress, includes a sensing portion having an inflatable chamber intended to be positioned under the individual, an electronic unit arranged at a distance from the sensing portion and having a pressure sensor, intended to be positioned outside of the bedding, a transmitting portion interposed between the sensing portion and the electronic unit, including a channel establishing a fluid connection between the inflatable chamber and the sensor, the channel having a transverse dimension (T) that is much smaller than the width (L1) of the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: WITHINGS
    Inventors: Florent Dusanter, Bastien Rechke, Pierre Barrochin, Nadine Buard, Eric Carreel, Lodie Julien
  • Publication number: 20150127296
    Abstract: A method for estimating the elevation change traveled by a user, said method using a pressure sensor and a temperature sensor, the pressure sensor being adapted to be held fixed to the user, the method comprising: a)—an operation of periodically sampling raw pressure values, reading the current raw pressure at a first sampling frequency, the raw values being stored in the form of pressure or the corresponding altitude in a first buffer (B1), b)—a filtering operation based on the raw values stored in the first buffer, in order to determine filtered values, c)—a variance calculation, performed on at least a portion of the filtered values, in order to determine a condition for including the elevation changes corresponding to the observed pressure or altitude differences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Rémi Thomas, Eric Carreel
  • Publication number: 20150085622
    Abstract: Strap watch comprising a first hand normally indicating the hours, a second hand (2) normally indicating the minutes, where appropriate an additional hand , at least one accelerometer, and an electronic control unit which is configured so that it normally causes the time to be indicated by the hands, calculates at least one individual activity amount representative of a physical activity of the user based on information collected by the accelerometer, and displays the activity amount by means of at least one of the hands, whereby the user can very simply view one or more amount(s) relating to his or her physical activity on a compact and conventional analog watch interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Eric Carreel, Cedric Hutchings
  • Publication number: 20140032720
    Abstract: A method implemented at least in part by a computer for sending data to a distant server, the method comprising: (a) a sending step wherein a user sends data to the server in a non authenticated matter; (c) an authentication step wherein the origin of the data is authenticated by the server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: Sculpteo
    Inventors: Clément Moreau, Eric Carreel
  • Patent number: 8639226
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for weighing a use located on an electronic scale in communication with a mobile telecommunication terminal having a display screen, the scale and the mobile terminal both wirelessly communicating with a telecommunication network adapted to put at least the mobile terminal in communication with an additional communication device, the method including a weighing step, a two-way communication step during which the scale transmits weighing data resulting from the weighing to the mobile terminal, and a display step during which the mobile terminal displays weighing data on the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Withings
    Inventors: Cédric Hutchings, Eric Carreel
  • Patent number: 8244892
    Abstract: Radiocommunication device comprising a starter software module suitable to allow a simplified radio link of the radiocommunication device with a local radiocommunication network and allow a downloading, by this simplified radio link, of an update of a use software module that is contained in the radiocommunication device and that is suitable to enable a normal radio link to be set up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Eric Carreel, Sébastien Royer De La Bastie, Arnaud Mouiche
  • Publication number: 20120122430
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for weighing a use located on an electronic scale in communication with a mobile telecommunication terminal having a display screen, the scale and the mobile terminal both wirelessly communicating with a telecommunication network adapted to put at least the mobile terminal in communication with an additional communication device, the method including a weighing step, a two-way communication step during which the scale transmits weighing data resulting from the weighing to the mobile terminal, and a display step during which the mobile terminal displays weighing data on the screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventors: Cedric Hutchings, Eric Carreel
  • Patent number: 7580257
    Abstract: Apparatus comprising a portable electronic appliance and a data input appliance which is adapted to deliver information to the portable electronic appliance via the recharging interface for recharging the batteries of the portable electronic appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Inventel Systemes
    Inventors: Bruno Beguet, Olivier Amberny, Sébastien Royer De La Bastie, Eric Carreel
  • Publication number: 20080295093
    Abstract: A method for dynamic hosting of software applications in a system comprising local area networks and an operator network delivering services to users, wherein each local network comprises user terminals and a gateway which is connected to the operator network, establishing a communication channel between the network operator and the user upon request from the user of a terminal, enabling the user to access the services delivered, wherein the gateway is devoid of a user interface to access services and comprises a volatile memory and a non-volatile memory, comprising a downloading step during which a software application is at least partially downloaded and at least one part of the downloaded software application is stored in the volatile memory of the gateway, wherein at least one part of the downloaded software application in the volatile memory is not downloaded to the non-volatile memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2005
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Inventors: Cedric Hutchings, Clement Moreau, Eric Carreel
  • Publication number: 20080253339
    Abstract: Local radiocommunication device comprising an IP access point adapted to communicate outwards from the network in IP mode, a point-to-point communication module adapted to communicate with a terminal according to at least one point-to-point communication protocol, and an interface adapted to allow the IP access point to communicate with the point-to-point communication module and thus to allow the said terminal to communicate with the outside of the local radiocommunication network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2005
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Inventors: David Libault, Jerome Gonzalez, Eric Carreel
  • Publication number: 20080250404
    Abstract: Radiocommunication device comprising a starter software module suitable to allow a simplified radio link of the radiocommunication device with a local radiocommunication network and allow a downloading, by this simplified radio link, of an update of a use software module that is contained in the radiocommunication device and that is suitable to enable a normal radio link to be set up.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2006
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Inventors: Eric Carreel, Sebastien Royer De La Bastie, Arnaud Mouiche
  • Publication number: 20070243861
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for software updating of a system comprising an operator's network and local area networks including respectively terminals equipped with a user interface, and a gateway device connected to the operator's network and setting up, upon request from the user of a terminal, an access channel to the services, the gateway device not being provided with user interface for accessing the services and comprising a set of software applications, said method comprising a preliminary step during which an event is triggered to transmit, over a communication channel set up in response to a user request, a message concerning said updating and to communicate the message to the user via the terminal and a step of downloading towards the gateway device an updating of the set of software applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2005
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Inventors: Cedric Hutchings, Clement Moreau, Eric Carreel
  • Patent number: 7110759
    Abstract: The invention relates to a local radio communication system comprising a central controller (9), several bases (7) which are connected to the controller and several terminals (5) which communicate with the bases. The bases (7) communicate with the terminals using a local radio communication protocol with time division multiple access. Said bases are adapted to real-time transmit chronological information to the controller releasing to the transmissions planned for said bases. The controller is adapted to determine if there is a risk of interferences occurring between the planned transmissions and to impose a chronology for said planned transmissions on the bases in order to limit said interferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: Inventel Systems
    Inventors: Jacques Lewiner, Eric Carreel