Patents by Inventor Frederic Villeneuve

Frederic Villeneuve 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: 20220108185
    Abstract: Machine-learned networks provide generative design. Rather than emulate the typical human design process, an inverse model is machine trained to generate a design from requirements. A simulation model is machine trained to recover performance relative to the requirements for generated designs. These two machine-trained models are used in an optimization that creates further designs from the inverse model output design and tests those designs with the simulation model. The use of machine-trained models in this loop for exploring many different designs decreases the time to explore, so may result in a more optimal design or better starting designs for the design engineer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: Janani Venugopalan, Sanjeev Srivastava, Krzysztof Chalupka, Marcin Staniszewski, Frederic Villeneuve, Edward Slavin, III
  • Publication number: 20200224546
    Abstract: A bimetal thermo mechanical actuator (10) includes a multi-layer bimetal structure (22) that includes a plurality of bimetal structures (12). Each bimetal structure (12) includes a pair of metals, a structural metal (14) and a driving metal (16) that are bonded together along a bonded interface (18) with the pair of metals forming one layer. A sliding interface (20) is between each pair of metals. The multi-layer bimetal structure (22) has a shape that has at least one arch. The multi-layer bimetal structure (22) includes a first end (24) and a second end (26), an inner edge (40) and an inner radius (42), an outer edge (44) and an outer radius (46). A first pivot head (28) is connected to the first end (24) and a second pivot head (34) is connected to the second end (26) of the multi-layer bimetal structure (22). Each pivot head includes a through-hole (30) located approximately center. The multi-layer bimetal structure (22) expands and contracts with temperatures changes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Peter Szedlacsek, Chao Ren, Frederic Villeneuve