Patents by Inventor Gerard Cote

Gerard Cote 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: 10662099
    Abstract: A bioreactor has a biofilm that receives a gas through a supporting membrane and another biofilm attached to an inert support. The first biofilm is aerated through the membrane and provides nitrification. The other biofilm has an anoxic or anaerobic zone and provides denitrification. A module useful in the bioreactor has cords potted in at least one potting head. Optionally, some or all of the cords have a gas transfer membrane. The module may provide inert supports, active gas transfer supports or a combination of both types of support. Multiple modules may be assembled together into a cassette, the cassette providing inert supports, active supports or a combination. The module or cassette may have an aerator for mixing or biofilm control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: BL Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Pierre Lucien Cote, Jeffrey Gerard Peeters
  • Publication number: 20190135667
    Abstract: Wastewater is treated though primary treatment of the water by way of a micro-sieve to produce a primary effluent and primary sludge. There is secondary treatment of the primary effluent by way of a membrane bioreactor (MBR) or an integrated fixed film activated sludge (IFAS) reactor to produce a secondary effluent and a waste activated sludge. The micro-sieve may have openings of 250 microns or less, for example about 150 microns. In a process, a gas transfer membrane is immersed in water. Pressurized air flows into the gas transfer membrane. An exhaust gas is withdrawn from the gas transfer membrane and used to produce bubbles from an aerator immersed in the water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Pierre Lucien COTE, Steven Kristian PEDERSEN, Wajahat Hussain SYED, Jeffrey Gerard PEETERS, Nicholas William H. ADAMS, Youngseck HONG, Geert-Henk KOOPS, James John ROYSTON
  • Publication number: 20180049683
    Abstract: Embodiments concern coupling polarized light at two or more wavelengths across the aqueous humor of the eye (e.g., as part of a noninvasive glucose monitoring system). An approach discloses non-contact and minimal contact eye-coupling designs that are part of a system for providing glucose concentration levels via measurements acquired by passing two or more optical beams through the cornea/aqueous chamber in the eye. The approach provides for coupling the light to account for the index mismatch incurred while allowing for monitoring the light polarization. Specifically, in an embodiment the light transitions from the device, through the air, through the proximal side of the cornea, through the aqueous humor, through the medial side of the cornea, and through the air back into the device. Embodiments address the index of refraction mismatch and polarized light maintaining concerns with a coupling approach that can take the form of contact and non-contact mechanisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Gerard Cote, John Hanks, Casey Pirnstill
  • Publication number: 20070105176
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to systems, devices, and methods of sensing an analyte. An implantable sensor may be contacted with a test sample under conditions that permit a binding protein and a ligand of the sensor to interact in an analyte-dependent manner to produce an analyte-dependent signal, and (b) detecting the analyte-dependent signal with a detector. A binding protein may reversibly bind an analyte and/or a ligand. A binding protein may have a higher binding affinity for an analyte than for a ligand. A binding protein and a ligand may each include a fluorophore, the absorption and/or emission properties of which may change in an analyte-dependent manner. A binding protein and/or a ligand may be bound to an active or inactive substrate. Some embodiments of systems, devices, and methods may be practiced in vitro, in situ, and/or in vivo. Systems and/or devices of the disclosure may be configured to be wearable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Inventors: Bennett Ibey, Vamsi Yadavalli, Rebecca Rounds, Hope Beier, Gerard Cote, Michael Pishko
  • Patent number: 7007799
    Abstract: A box for payout of a filamentary product such as cable or wire that is wound in a coil inside of the box. The box is constructed to retain the coil securely and utilize material in an efficient manner. Particularly, the box is adapted to retain a figure-eight coil of wire, which is often formed in an irregular shape. The box may include a payout tube that extends from a point outside of the box through a wall of the coil and into an interior point of the coil. The box serves to retain such a payout tube with an efficient amount of material and also provides for an improved method of assembling the box, the coil, and the payout tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: Nordx/CDT, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerard Coté
  • Publication number: 20040026284
    Abstract: A box for payout of a filamentary product such as cable or wire that is wound in a coil inside of the box. The box is constructed to retain the coil securely and utilize material in an efficient manner. Particularly, the box is adapted to retain a figure-eight coil of wire, which is often formed in an irregular shape. The box may include a payout tube that extends from a point outside of the box through a wall of the coil and into an interior point of the coil. The box serves to retain such a payout tube with an efficient amount of material and also provides for an improved method of assembling the box, the coil, and the payout tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2003
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Applicant: Nordx/CDT, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerard Cote
  • Publication number: 20020125161
    Abstract: A box for storing, shipping and dispensing cable or wire from a spool contained within the box. The box having features to allow efficient dispensing of cable in measured amounts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2002
    Publication date: September 12, 2002
    Inventor: Gerard Cote
  • Patent number: 4568526
    Abstract: A process for selective liquid-liquid extraction of germanium from an aqueous acidic liquor containing, besides germanium, at least one other metal selected from the group which comprises cadmium, zinc, cobalt, iron, arsenic and nickel. This process includes extracting germanium from said aqueous liquor by contacting said liquor with an organic medium containing a diluent and an extractant, said diluent being immiscible with said aqueous liquor. The major part of germanium passes from said aqueous liquor to an organic phase which is subsequently submitted to a stripping step by contacting with an alkaline medium, with formation of an aqueous phase containing the major part of germanium from said aqueous liquor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1982
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1986
    Assignee: Societe Miniere et Metallurgique de Penarroya
    Inventors: Denise Rouillard nee Bauer, Gerard Cote, Paolo Fossi, Bruno Marchon
  • Patent number: 4389379
    Abstract: A process for selective liquid-liquid extraction of germanium from an aqueous acidic liquor containing, besides germanium, at least another metal selected from the group which comprises cadmium, zinc, cobalt and nickel. This process includes extracting germanium from said aqueous liquor by contacting said liquor with an organic medium containing a diluent and an extractant, said diluent being immiscible with said aqueous liquor. The major part of germanium passes from said aqueous liquor to an organic phase which is subsequently submitted to a stripping step by contacting with an alkaline medium, with formation of an aqueous phase containing the major part of germanium from said aqueous liquor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 21, 1983
    Assignee: Societe Miniere et Metallurgique de Penarroya
    Inventors: Denise Rouillard epouse Bauer, Gerard Cote, Paolo Fossi, Bruno Marchon