Patents by Inventor Jacques Lucas

Jacques Lucas 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: 10363227
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a pharmaceutical formulation for use in the treatment and/or prevention of restenosis in a subject in need thereof. Methods of treatment and/or prevention are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois
    Inventors: Florence Delie, Olivier Jordan, Ludmila Luca, Fran├žois Saucy, Jacques-Antoine Haefliger, Ioanna Mylonaki
  • Patent number: 10302594
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining the integrity of a tube is provided. The apparatus includes: a body having an extension mechanism and configured to be inserted into the tube; and a flexible eddy current sensor including a flexible housing coupled to the body via the extension mechanism, and one or more coils disposed in the flexible housing. The flexible housing is selectively extendable via the extension mechanism between a first position and a second position. The one or more coils are farther away from the body when the flexible housing is in the second position than when the flexible housing is in the first position. The one or more coils electrically couple with an interior surface of the tube when the flexible housing is in the second position, and the flexible eddy current sensor is operative to selectively induce electrical currents within the tube via the one or more coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Jacques Brignac, Robert Lucas, Gerald Hendrix, Reginald Harrison
  • Patent number: 9315339
    Abstract: A batch conveying unit for a unit for conveying plate-like elements has at least two transport devices adjacent and parallel to one another (13, 14, 16) which are capable of transporting (L) the batches (3, 6) in a longitudinal direction, drive devices for the transport devices (13), and an actuating device for coupling and decoupling a second transport device (14, 28) relative to a first transport device (14, 27), so as to transport (L) a first batch (6) of elements with the first transport device (14, 27) in the longitudinal direction and to leave a second batch (7) of plate-like elements with the second transport device (14, 28) substantially immobile longitudinally when the second transport device (14, 28) is decoupled from the first transport device (14, 27).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: BOBST MEX SA
    Inventors: Olivier Gaillard, Jean-Jacques Lucas
  • Publication number: 20140346011
    Abstract: A batch conveying unit for a unit for conveying plate-like elements has at least two transport devices adjacent and parallel to one another (13, 14, 16) which are capable of transporting (L) the batches (3, 6) in a longitudinal direction, drive means for the transport devices (13), and an actuating device for coupling and decoupling a second transport device (14, 28) relative to a first transport device (14, 27), so as to transport (L) a first batch (6) of elements with the first transport device (14, 27) in the longitudinal direction and to leave a second batch (7) of plate-like elements with the second transport device (14, 28) substantially immobile longitudinally when the second transport device (14, 28) is decoupled from the first transport device (14, 27).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Olivier Gaillard, Jean-Jacques Lucas
  • Publication number: 20130102066
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fibre sensor that enables the propagation of infrared light at at least one wavelength of 0.8 to 25 micrometres, the fibre successively comprising along its length a first infrared waveguide section (23), a second detection section (25) intended to come into contact with an external environment in order to detect infrared signatures interfering with the propagation of the evanescent waves propagating along the fibre (2), and a third infrared waveguide section (27). The invention is characterized in that, in the second fibre section (25) that has the detection role, the fibre (2) is constituted of a curved part, the radios of curvature of which is locally less than 2.3 millimetres.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicants: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique(CNRS), UNIVERSITE DE RENNES 1
    Inventors: Bruno Bureau, Catherine Boussard, Olivier Loreal, Patrick Houizot, Jean-Luc Adam, Jacques Lucas
  • Patent number: 7547652
    Abstract: The invention relates to vitreous compositions, in particular of the vitroceramic type, transparent to infrared, production and uses thereof. Said compositions comprise in mol. %: Ge 5-40, Ga<1, S+Se 40-85, Sb+As 4-40, MX 2-25, Ln 0-6, adjuncts 0-30, where M=at least one alkaline metal, selected from Rb, Cs, Na, K and Zn, X=at least one atom of chlorine, bromine or iodine, Ln=at least one rare earth and adjunct=at least one additive comprising at least one metal and/or at least one metal salt with the sum of all molar percentages of the components present in said composition being 100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignees: Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique, Universite Rennes 1
    Inventors: Xianghua Zhang, Jacques Lucas, Hongli Ma, Jean-Luc Adam
  • Publication number: 20060223688
    Abstract: The invention relates to vitreous compositions, in particular of the vitroceramic type, transparent to infrared, production and uses thereof. Said compositions comprise in mol. %: Ge 5-40, Ga<1, S+Se 40-85, Sb+As 4-40, MX 2-25, Ln 0-6, adjuncts 0-30, where M=at least one alkaline metal, selected from Rb, Cs, Na, K and Zn, X=at least one atom of chlorine, bromine or iodine, Ln=at least one rare earth and adjunct=at least one additive comprising at least one metal and/or at least one metal salt with the sum of all molar percentages of the components present in said composition being 100.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2004
    Publication date: October 5, 2006
    Applicants: CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE, UNIVERSITE RENNES 1
    Inventors: Xianghua Zhang, Jacques Lucas, Hongli Ma, Jean-Luc Adam
  • Patent number: 5470623
    Abstract: A device making it possible to install tiles or any other decorative design in the form of a panel, particularly on walls or floors, wherein these decorative designs are laid down and adhere by adhesive prebonding on a mesh consisting of a trellis of filaments, the said panels are formed of two parts, an external polygon consisting of mosaics arranged in rigorously defined positions which determine the manner in which the panels fit together, and a random arrangement inside the said polygon or frame with a density of mosaics or stones such that they do not touch and do not form any alignment, the juxtaposition of the said panels formed in this way provides a final appearance devoid of connection joint lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1995
    Assignee: Emaux de Briare Technologies, S.A.
    Inventor: Jacques Lucas
  • Patent number: 5352639
    Abstract: Vitreous solid compositions of formula I:Te.sub.w Se.sub.y X.sub.x Z.sub.z (I)whereinX represents at least one halogen selected from chlorine, bromine and iodine,Z represents at least one element selected from As, Sb and Bi,w, x, y and z represent the molar percentages respectively of elements Te, X, Se and Z,w being a number varying from 5 to 50,x being a number varying from 5 to x.sub.1,y being a number varying from 5 to 80,z being a number varying from 5 to z.sub.1,the numbers w, x, y and z being such that the sum (w+x+y+z) is equal to 100,the numbers x.sub.1 and z.sub.1 being such that:when X represents mostly iodine, x.sub.1 =50 and z.sub.1 =60,when X represents mostly bromine, x.sub.1 =60 and z.sub.1 =50, andwhen X represents mostly chlorine, x.sub.1 =60 and z.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1994
    Assignee: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
    Inventors: Jacques Lucas, Xiang H. Zhang
  • Patent number: 5293984
    Abstract: A handling and orienting device comprises a carrier plane surface that includes a series of driven rollers between which a table equipped with driven balls is located, the carrier plane and table are relatively movable upward and downward, as well as shifted sidewise in one or the other direction. The driven balls are actuated by a rotating disk and the disk is able to rotate in one or the other direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1994
    Assignee: Bobst SA
    Inventor: Jean-Jacques Lucas
  • Patent number: 5240102
    Abstract: A table for orthogonally sorting flat workpieces comprising a tray with freely rotatable carrier balls protruding from both surfaces of the tray, an arrangement engaging the balls to support the balls and to rotate them in either direction along a first line of motion, this arrangement being either a continuously moving belt or a plurality of parallel positioned rollers. The table also includes an arrangement for obtaining relative movement between the belt or parallel rollers and the tray to cause a rotation of the balls along a second line extending perpendicular to the first line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1993
    Assignee: Bobst SA
    Inventor: Jean-Jacques Lucas
  • Patent number: 4749666
    Abstract: Fluoride glasses comprise at least one fluoride of each of the following five categories:______________________________________ Fluorides Molar amount % ______________________________________ M.sup.1 F.sub.3 u M.sup.2 F.sub.4 v M.sup.3 F.sub.2 w M.sup.4 F.sub.3 x M.sup.5 F.sub.2 y ______________________________________wherein M.sup.1 represents In or Ga; M.sup.2 represents Th or U; M.sup.3 represents Ba or Pb; M.sup.4 represents Y, Yb or Lu; M.sup.5 represents Zn or Mn; and wherein u=25-35; v=5-12; w=25-35; x=5-12; and y=15-30; and optionally, at least one adjuvant or dopant present in a molar percent, z, wherein z=0-4. This composition is capable of providing, by casting in the molten state, followed by cooling, pieces of glass having a thickness greater than 10 mm. The specification also describes a method of producing these fluoride glasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1988
    Assignee: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
    Inventors: Jacques Lucas, Gilles H. Fonteneau, Abdelmajid Bouaggad
  • Patent number: 4745090
    Abstract: A solid vitreous composition has the formula: Te.sub.100-x-z X.sub.x Z.sub.z wherein x represents chlorine, bromine or iodine, Z represents sulfur and/or selenium; x represents the molar percentage of X and ranges from 5 to 67; z represents the molar percentage of Z and ranged from 0 to 60; it being understood that the sum (x+z) ranges from 33 to 85. A method for the preparation of this composition is disclosed as is its use in the field of optoelectronics and infra-red transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1988
    Assignee: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
    Inventors: Jacques Lucas, Xiang H. Zhang
  • Patent number: 4717691
    Abstract: Fluoroglasses, their preparation and intermediate products obtained. These glasses are characterized by containing as the forming element at least about 10% by moles of a metal fluoride or mixture of metal fluorides of the formula MF.sub.n, n being a number equal to 3 or 4, M representing a 5f transition metal when n=4 (fluoride MF.sub.4) and a 4f transition metal or yttrium when n=3 (fluoride MF.sub.3), it being understood that said glasses are free of hydrofluoric acid as the forming element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1988
    Assignee: Agence Nationale de Valorisation de la Recherche (ANVAR)
    Inventors: Jacques Lucas, Gilles Fonteneau
  • Patent number: 4647545
    Abstract: Halogenated glass comprising 20 to 90 mole percent of at least one of cadmium, manganese and zinc halide and a process for the preparation thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1987
    Assignee: Etablissement Public dit: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
    Inventors: Jacques Lucas, Marc Matecki, Michel Poulain, Marcel Poulain
  • Patent number: 4560667
    Abstract: Halogen glass is treated, while heated above its fusion temperature, with carbon disulphide. The resulting halogen glass is essentially free of parasitic absorption bands in the infra-red spectrum. The treatment with carbon disulphide apparently lowers the hydroxyl ion content and the metal-oxygen bonds sufficiently to avoid the infra-red absorption bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1985
    Assignee: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
    Inventors: Jacques Lucas, Gilles Fonteneau
  • Patent number: 4141741
    Abstract: Compositions of fluorinated glasses are disclosed which result from the ternary composition of ZrF.sub.4 or HfF.sub.4, BaF.sub.2 and ThF.sub.4 or UF.sub.4, each component being within a specified range of composition indices, the indices for the separate components totalling unity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1979
    Assignee: Etablissement Public dit "Agence Nationale de Valorisation de la Recherche (ANVAR)"
    Inventors: Jacques Lucas, Michel Poulain, Marcel Poulain