Patents by Inventor Eric Dubois

Eric Dubois 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: 20190206606
    Abstract: An inductive filtering device includes a first toric magnetic core without an air gap formed around a central void; a first electrical conductor formed of turns that are wound around the first magnetic core without passing through the central void, wherein no electrical conductor passes through the central void.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Eric DUBOIS, Hocine KHERBOUCHI, Didier LALEVEE
  • Publication number: 20190147310
    Abstract: A communication antenna, which includes a first area for transmitting and receiving signals and a second area for receiving electronic components. The first area is located in a first plane, referred to as a higher level plane, and the second area is located in a second plane, referred to as a lower level plane. The lower level plane is parallel to the higher level plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Richard Allirot, Eric Dubois, Olivier Fabregoule
  • Patent number: 9972846
    Abstract: Bipolar electrode (100) for use in an electrolysis unit, said bipolar electrode (100) comprising a planar main body having a first side and a second side, each of said first side and said second side being provided with a corresponding pattern of protrusions (125), wherein each of said protrusions has a geometrical base within the plane of said planar main body and a substantially planar top side (129), the orthogonal projection of said top side onto said main body being contained in said geometrical base, and wherein the top sides (129) of the respective protrusions (129) of said first side and said second side lie in two planes parallel to said planar main body, the electrode being further characterized by specific shape and orientation requirements. Method for producing the bipolar electrode as above described, which includes an embossing step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: SOLVAY SA
    Inventors: Hugo Jan Baptist Vandenborre, Eric Dubois, Nicola Zandona
  • Publication number: 20180050916
    Abstract: Process for producing sodium carbonate with ammonia and/or for producing refined sodium bicarbonate, wherein: a low CO2 content gas generated by a unit for producing sodium carbonate with ammonia and/or generated by a unit for producing refined sodium bicarbonate is enriched into a CO2-enriched gas by using a CO2 concentration module, such as an amine-type or ammonia or PSA or TSA or cryogenic distillation or membrane-type CO2 concentration module, and said CO2-enriched gas has an increased CO2 content of: +10% (at least) to +90% (at most), by volume on a dry gas basis relative to the CO2 concentration of the low content gas, and the CO2-enriched gas is subsequently recycled to the unit for producing sodium carbonate with ammonia and/or to the unit for producing refined sodium bicarbonate, to produce sodium carbonate, or sodium bicarbonate, or to carbonate at least one part of effluent from the unit for producing sodium carbonate and/or from the unit for producing sodium bicarbonate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Eric VANDERVORST, David Jean Lucien SAVARY, Gérard DUPONT, Hugo WALRAVENS, Eric DUBOIS, Jean-Paul COQUEREL, Perrine DAVOINE, Karine CAVALIER, Ines HURTADO DOMINGEZ, Salvador ASENSIO
  • Patent number: 9640011
    Abstract: A memory card reader unit, which has a generally rectangular parallelepiped shape. The unit includes a memory card insertion face having an insertion recess and an insertion slot for a memory card, which has a lower lip and an upper lip. The lower lip extends longitudinally and parallel to an insertion plane of a memory card in the reader unit, forming an extended insertion lip extending beyond an insertion plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: INGENICO GROUP
    Inventors: Eric Dubois, Serge Maisonnat, Richard Allirot
  • Patent number: 9214694
    Abstract: A membrane-electrode assembly for use in a reversible fuel cell comprises an ion conductive membrane having first and second surfaces; a first electrocatalyst layer in contact with the first surface of the membrane, such first electrocatalyst layer comprising at least one discrete electrolysis-active area (ELE1i) and at least one discrete energy generation-active area (EG1i). A second electrocatalyst layer is placed in contact with the second surface of the membrane, such second electrocatalyst layer comprising at least one discrete electrolysis-active area (ELE2i) and at least one discrete energy generation-active area (EG2i).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: SOLVAY SA
    Inventors: Eric Dubois, Hugo Vandenborre
  • Publication number: 20150254922
    Abstract: A memory card reader unit, which has a generally rectangular parallelepiped shape. The unit includes a memory card insertion face having an insertion recess and an insertion slot for a memory card, which has a lower lip and an upper lip. The lower lip extends longitudinally and parallel to an insertion plane of a memory card in the reader unit, forming an extended insertion lip extending beyond an insertion plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Eric Dubois, Serge Maisonnat, Richard Allirot
  • Publication number: 20150200401
    Abstract: Bipolar electrode (100) for use in an electrolysis unit, said bipolar electrode (100) comprising a planar main body having a first side and a second side, each of said first side and said second side being provided with a corresponding pattern of protrusions (125), wherein each of said protrusions has a geometrical base within the plane of said planar main body and a substantially planar top side (129), the orthogonal projection of said top side onto said main body being contained in said geometrical base, and wherein the top sides (129) of the respective protrusions (129) of said first side and said second side lie in two planes parallel to said planar main body, the electrode being further characterized by specific shape and orientation requirements. Method for producing the bipolar electrode as above described, which includes an embossing step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Inventors: Hugo Jan Baptist Vandenborre, Eric Dubois, Nicola Zandona
  • Patent number: 8497444
    Abstract: An electronic system including an electronic circuit, an actuation device, a spacer and a protection device. The electronic circuit has a surface on which at least two first conductive tracks are arranged. The actuation device includes at least one first bearing element. The spacer is interposed between the electronic circuit and the actuation device and includes at least one opening at least partially receiving the bearing element. The protection device is interposed between the electronic circuit and the spacer and includes at least one second conductive track having ends respectively connected to first conductive portions of first deformable regions of the protection device. Each first portion is capable of contacting one of the first conductive tracks of the electronic circuit to electrically supply the second track under the effect of a deformation of first regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Ingenico France
    Inventors: Alain Eck, Eric Bonnet, Eric Dubois
  • Publication number: 20130146471
    Abstract: A membrane-electrode assembly for use in a reversible fuel cell comprises an ion conductive membrane having first and second surfaces; a first electrocatalyst layer in contact with the first surface of the membrane, such first electrocatalyst layer comprising at least one discrete electrolysis-active area (ELE1i) and at least one discrete energy generation-active area (EG1i). A second electrocatalyst layer is placed in contact with the second surface of the membrane, such second electrocatalyst layer comprising at least one discrete electrolysis-active area (ELE2i) and at least one discrete energy generation-active area (EG2i).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: SOLVAY SA
    Inventors: Eric Dubois, Hugo Vandenborre
  • Patent number: 8452054
    Abstract: An obstacle detection procedure within the area surrounding a motor vehicle comprising the following stages: carrying out a first obstacle detection by image processing resulting in a definition of at least one region of interest, classifying the detected obstacle with an index of confidence applied to the region of interest in relation to given characteristics, carrying out a second obstacle detection by sensor/s with detection range below a first threshold resulting in a determined position, projecting the determined position into a reference marker, projecting the region of interest into this reference marker and aligning the two projections obtained and attributing a determined position to the obstacle classified in accordance with the alignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Valeo Vision
    Inventors: Siav Kuong Kuoch, Lowik Chanussot, Julien Rebut, Adrien Charpentier, Eric Dubois, Fleury Benoist, Patrice Reilhac
  • Patent number: 8379928
    Abstract: An obstacle detection procedure and detection device within the area surrounding a motor vehicle featuring the following: to define at least one first region of interest by carrying out a first detection of an obstacle by shape recognition in an acquired image of this environment; to define at least one second region of interest by carrying out a second detection of an obstacle by movement detection in relation to the vehicle on a sequence of acquired images of this environment; to classify the detected obstacle with, respectively, a first and second index of confidence applied to the first and second regions of interest in relation to given characteristics; and to validate the classification of the object detected in relation to these indices of confidence and in relation to these regions of interest resulting in validated regions of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Valeo Vision
    Inventors: Siav Kuong Kuoch, Lowik Chanussot, Julien Rebut, Adrien Charpentier, Eric Dubois, Benoist Fleury, Patrice Reilhac
  • Patent number: 8259455
    Abstract: The invention relates to a protective device for an electronic component including at least one pin to be electrically connected to an electronic system. The device includes at least one flexible printed circuit including first and second opposite surfaces, a central portion including a through opening for receiving the pin, and flaps connected to the central portion. The printed circuit is made of two insulation layers and includes at least one first conducting track between the two insulating layers, connecting the pin to the electronic system, a second conducting track extending on the first surface, and a third conducting track extending on the second surface. The flaps are folded back at least partially onto each other in order to encapsulate the pin and to electrically connect the second and third conducting tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Ingenico France
    Inventor: Eric Dubois
  • Patent number: 8123133
    Abstract: The invention relates to an access-protection device for an electronic card, including a flexible circuit (2) that comprises an electrically conductive track (21) in the shape of a mesh connected to processing means of the electronic card, a guide (3) around which the flexible circuit (2) is arranged and for maintaining the flexible circuit (2) in position, and a protection hood (4) provided about the assembly comprising the guide (3) and the flexible circuit (2), wherein said access-protection device can be configured to be installed in an area of the card to be protected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Ingenico France
    Inventors: Eric Dubois, Sylvain Barneron
  • Publication number: 20110100788
    Abstract: An electronic system including an electronic circuit, an actuation device, a spacer and a protection device. The electronic circuit has a surface on which at least two first conductive tracks are arranged. The actuation device includes at least one first bearing element. The spacer is interposed between the electronic circuit and the actuation device and includes at least one opening at least partially receiving the bearing element. The protection device is interposed between the electronic circuit and the spacer and includes at least one second conductive track having ends respectively connected to first conductive portions of first deformable regions of the protection device. Each first portion is capable of contacting one of the first conductive tracks of the electronic circuit to electrically supply the second track under the effect of a deformation of first regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: INGENICO FRANCE
    Inventors: Alain Eck, Eric Bonnet, Eric Dubois
  • Patent number: 7934653
    Abstract: A device for strengthening a card reader including a slot at least partly delimited by a base and two lateral walls and extending along a longitudinal direction, the slot being intended to receive a card moving along the longitudinal direction while bearing on the base, the device including a wire of substantially circular cross-section arranged at the level of the base and on which the card is intended to slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Ingenico France
    Inventor: Eric Dubois
  • Publication number: 20110001615
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an obstacle detection procedure within the area surrounding a motor vehicle. It features the fact that the procedure involves the following stages: To define at least one first region of interest by carrying out a first detection of an obstacle by shape recognition in an acquired image of this environment; To define at least one second region of interest by carrying out a second detection of an obstacle by movement detection in relation to the vehicle on a sequence of acquired images of this environment; To classify the detected obstacle with, respectively, a first and second index of confidence applied to the first and second regions of interest in relation to given characteristics; and To validate the classification of the object detected in relation to these indices of confidence and in relation to these regions of interest resulting in validated regions of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Siav Kuong Kuoch, Lowik Chanussot, Julien Rebut, Adrien Charpentier, Eric Dubois, Benoist Fleury, Patrice Reilhac
  • Publication number: 20110002507
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an obstacle detection procedure within the area surrounding a motor vehicle. It features the fact that the procedure involves the following stages: Carrying out a first obstacle detection by image processing resulting in a definition of at least one region of interest; Classifying the detected obstacle with an index of confidence applied to the region of interest in relation to given characteristics; Carrying out a second obstacle detection by sensor/s with detection range below a first threshold resulting in a determined position; Projecting the determined position into a reference marker; Projecting the region of interest into this reference marker; Aligning the two projections obtained and attributing a determined position to the obstacle classified in accordance with the alignment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Siav Kuong Kuoch, Lowik Chanussot, Julien Rebut, Adrien Charpentier, Eric Dubois, Fleury Benoist, Patrice Reilhac
  • Publication number: 20100271789
    Abstract: The invention relates to a protective device for an electronic component including at least one pin to be electrically connected to an electronic system. The device includes at least one flexible printed circuit including first and second opposite surfaces, a central portion including a through opening for receiving the pin, and flaps connected to the central portion. The printed circuit is made of two insulation layers and includes at least one first conducting track between the two insulating layers, connecting the pin to the electronic system, a second conducting track extending on the first surface, and a third conducting track extending on the second surface. The flaps are folded back at least partially onto each other in order to encapsulate the pin and to electrically connect the second and third conducting tracks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: Ingenico France
    Inventor: Eric Dubois
  • Patent number: 7807006
    Abstract: Multilayer plastic fuel tank, comprising a sulphonated part closing off an opening in the wall of the tank. The sulphonated part was manufactured independently of the tank. Process for manufacturing a tank comprising such a sulphonated part by molding a tank wall by blow molding or compression molding, the wall having an opening, and welding the sulphonated part to the wall of the tank surrounding the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Inergy Automotive Systems Research (Société Anonyme)
    Inventors: Eric Dubois, Dino Ferhatovic