Patents by Inventor James LeBlanc

James LeBlanc 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: 11153142
    Abstract: A communication device includes a measurement engine configured to perform a radio measurement to obtain a reception metric, a power reduction database configured to identify a potential power reduction from a plurality of power reductions, a metric scaler configured to scale the reception metric to compensate for the potential power reduction to obtain a reduced reception metric, and a transmit controller configured to select a transmit power or a transmit repetition count for a radio frequency transceiver based on the reduced reception metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jose Cesares Cano, Goeran Oekvist, Frank Sjoeberg, James Leblanc, Magnus Lundberg Nordenvaad
  • Publication number: 20200288406
    Abstract: A communication device includes a measurement engine configured to perform a radio measurement to obtain a reception metric, a power reduction database configured to identify a potential power reduction from a plurality of power reductions, a metric scaler configured to scale the reception metric to compensate for the potential power reduction to obtain a reduced reception metric, and a transmit controller configured to select a transmit power or a transmit repetition count for a radio frequency transceiver based on the reduced reception metric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Per-Olof SVENSSON, Goeran OEKVIST, Frank SJOEBERG, James LEBLANC, Magnus LUNDBERG NORDENVAAD, Anders OEHLUND, Jose CESARES CANO
  • Publication number: 20110005120
    Abstract: The present application is directed to a fishing device comprising a body, a reel, an article of fishing tackle, fishing line attached to the reel and to the article of fishing tackle, and a spring-powered launch mechanism. The launch mechanism comprises a slidable member, in slidable relation with the body and adapted to releasably receive the article of fishing tackle, and at least one extension member which can be extended and subsequently released to impart a motive force on the slidable member and propel the article of fishing tackle from the fishing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventors: Petrus Theodorus de Koning, Ned Nenad Ivanovich, Robert Murray O'Brien, Jeffrey James LeBlanc
  • Publication number: 20090095932
    Abstract: A gate valve apparatus includes an inlet side panel, and outlet side panel defining a ring recess on its inner face. The panels are fastened together and the valve gate moves between the panels. A seat ring defines a seat ring aperture and is positioned in the ring recess and oriented such that fluid pushing on the front face of the gate seals the gate against the seat ring. Removable ring fasteners countersunk below the inner surface of the seat ring extend into the outlet side panel. Removable inlet and outlet wear rings are positioned in the corresponding inlet and outlet passages, and the inner end of the outlet wear ring extends into the seat ring aperture to cover the fastener heads. The inlet and outlet wear rings have an inside diameter equal to an inside diameter of the inlet and outlet conduits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Inventors: James Leblanc, Nancy Leblanc
  • Patent number: 7488945
    Abstract: Count rates may be obtained from one or more subpixels for a given pixel in an imaging system detector. Count rates may be obtained from individual subpixels, or may be from electronically binned subpixels at least in part in various subpixel arrangements where a selected subpixel arrangement may be adaptively set according to a detected count rate. For lower count rates, two or more subpixels may be electronically binned together and the counts may be obtained from the binned subpixels, for example to mitigate a charge sharing effect. For higher count rates, the count rates of a greater number of subpixels may be individually obtained, for example to mitigate a pulse pile-up effect. Detective quantum efficiency may be optimized over a wider range of photon flux rate via the adaptive subpixel arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Wen Li, John Eric Tkaczyk, Yanfeng Du, James Leblanc
  • Publication number: 20080304618
    Abstract: A CT detector capable of energy discrimination and direct conversion is disclosed. The detector includes multiple layers of semiconductor material with the layers having varying thicknesses. The detector is constructed to be segmented in the x-ray penetration direction so as to optimize count rate performance as well as avoid saturation. The detector also includes variable pixel pitch and a flexible binning of pixels to further enhance count rate performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventors: David M. Hoffman, James LeBlanc, John Tkaczyk, Robert F. Senzig, Yanfeng Du
  • Publication number: 20070272453
    Abstract: A power plant and driveline arrangement for a vehicle having at least two wheel units and a body supported on the wheel units generally consisting of an engine supported on the body; a transmission supported on such body disposed on the underside of the engine; a first transfer case for transferring drive from an output shaft of the engine to an input shaft of the transmission; a second transfer case for transferring drive from an output shaft of the transmission to forwardly and rearwardly projecting output shafts; a first wheel carrier supported on the body forwardly of the second transfer case, having an input shaft drivingly coupled to the forwardly projecting output shaft of the second transfer case, and a pair of laterally projecting half shafts operatively connected to the wheels of the first wheel units; and a second wheel carrier supported on the body rearwardly of the second transfer case, having an input shaft drivingly coupled to the rearwardly projecting output shaft of the second transfer case,
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2003
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Applicant: J.C.L. TECHNOLOGY L.L.C.
    Inventors: James LeBlanc, James LeBlanc
  • Publication number: 20070248209
    Abstract: A CT detector capable of energy discrimination and direct conversion is disclosed. The detector includes multiple layers of semiconductor material with the layers having varying thicknesses. The detector is constructed to be segmented in the x-ray penetration direction so as to optimize count rate performance as well as avoid saturation. The detector also includes variable pixel pitch and a flexible binning of pixels to further enhance count rate performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Inventors: David Hoffman, James LeBlanc, John Tkaczyk, Robert Senzig, Yanfeng Du
  • Publication number: 20070240272
    Abstract: A wiper assembly for a vehicle having at least one vision block within an outer face, generally consisting of a guide cylinder supportable on the vehicle, disposed adjacent and substantially parallel to the face of the vision block; a piston disposed in the guide cylinder and displaceable along the length thereof, provided with a magnetic element; a follower mounted on the guide cylinder, displaceable along the length thereof, provided with a magnetic element magnetically coupled to the magnetic element of the piston for displacement therewith; a wiper carried by the follower, having a portion engaging the outer face of the vision block in wiping relation therewith; and means operatively connectable to a source of fluid under pressure for alternately supplying fluid under pressure to opposite ends of the guide cylinder for reciprocating the piston and correspondingly the wiper along the outer face of the vision block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2006
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Inventors: James LeBlanc, James LeBlanc, Adam Hiltunen, William Meyer
  • Publication number: 20070205367
    Abstract: A system is presented. The system includes a plurality of energy integrating detector elements configured to acquire energy integrating data. Further, the system includes a plurality of energy discriminating detector elements configured to acquire energy discriminating data, where the plurality of energy integrating detector elements and the plurality of energy discriminating detector elements are arranged in a spatial relationship to form a hybrid detector, and where the plurality of energy integrating detector elements and the plurality of energy discriminating detector elements are configured to obtain respective sets of energy integrating data and energy discriminating data for use in generating an image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2006
    Publication date: September 6, 2007
    Inventors: Bruno Deman, Peter Edic, James Leblanc, John Tkaczyk, Jonathan Short
  • Publication number: 20070206722
    Abstract: A CT detector capable of energy discrimination and direct conversion is disclosed. The detector includes multiple layers of semiconductor material with the layers having varying thicknesses. The detector is constructed to be segmented in the x-ray penetration direction so as to optimize count rate performance as well as avoid saturation. The detector also includes variable pixel pitch and a flexible binning of pixels to further enhance count rate performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2007
    Publication date: September 6, 2007
    Inventors: David Hoffman, James LeBlanc, John Tkaczyk, Robert Senzig, Yanfeng Du
  • Patent number: 7260174
    Abstract: A CT detector capable of energy discrimination and direct conversion is disclosed. The detector includes multiple layers of semiconductor material with the layers having varying thicknesses. The detector is constructed to be segmented in the x-ray penetration direction so as to optimize count rate performance as well as avoid saturation. The detector also includes variable pixel pitch and a flexible binning of pixels to further enhance count rate performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: David M. Hoffman, James LeBlanc, John Tkaczyk, Robert F. Senzig, Yanfeng Du
  • Patent number: 7252704
    Abstract: A filter arrangement includes a first filter element having opposite first and second ends; an axial length between the first and second ends; and a plurality of flutes. Each of the flutes has a first end portion adjacent to the first filter element first end, and a second end portion adjacent to the first filter element second end. Selected ones of the flutes are open at the first end portion and closed at the second end portion; and selected ones of the flutes are closed at the first end portion and open at the second end portion. A sleeve member secured to and circumscribing the first filter element. The sleeve member is oriented relative the first filter element to extend at least 30% of the axial length of the first filter element. A seal member pressure flange at least partially circumscribes the sleeve member. The filter arrangement is particularly useful for gas turbine systems. Methods for operating and servicing filter arrangements preferably utilize constructions herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph C. Tokar, James A. LeBlanc
  • Publication number: 20070140418
    Abstract: A CT detector capable of energy discrimination and direct conversion is disclosed. The detector includes multiple layers of semiconductor material with the layers having varying thicknesses. The detector is constructed to be segmented in the x-ray penetration direction so as to optimize count rate performance as well as avoid saturation. The detector also includes variable pixel pitch and a flexible binning of pixels to further enhance count rate performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Inventors: David Hoffman, James LeBlanc, John Tkaczyk, Robert Senzig, Yanfeng Du
  • Publication number: 20070120062
    Abstract: Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, count rates may be obtained from one or more subpixels for a given pixel in an imaging system detector. Count rates may be obtained from individual subpixels, or may be from electronically binned subpixels at least in part in various subpixel arrangements where a selected subpixel arrangement may be adaptively set according to a detected count rate. For lower count rates, two or more subpixels may be electronically binned together and the counts may be obtained from the binned subpixels, for example to mitigate a charge sharing effect. For higher count rates, the count rates of a greater number of subpixels may be individually obtained, for example to mitigate a pulse pile-up effect. Detective quantum efficiency may be optimized over a wider range of photon flux rate via the adaptive subpixel arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Publication date: May 31, 2007
    Inventors: Wen Li, John Tkaczyk, Yanfeng Du, James Leblanc
  • Publication number: 20070092066
    Abstract: A bowtie filter is constructed to have a fluidic envelope filled with attenuating fluid and a displacement insert that can present various x-ray attenuation profiles during a scan. The insert is designed to displace the attenuating fluid to achieve a denied attenuating or filtering profile. The insert can be rotated, twisted, moved, and otherwise contorted within the fluidic envelope as needed during the course of a scan. As the angle, position and shape of the zombie is changed, the x-ray profile of the filter changes. The insert may have a default shape when at rest, but can have its shape changed when external forces are placed thereon. As x-ray filtering needs change during the course of the scan, the insert can be compressed, stretched, and/or contorted to achieve additional filtering profiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2005
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Inventors: J. Tkaczyk, Deborah Walter, Xiaoye Wu, Brian Bales, James Leblanc, Yanfeng Du
  • Patent number: 7193208
    Abstract: An array of position-sensitive avalanche photodiodes is provided in which output signal contacts from corners of each photodiode are grouped in common for readout. Each photodiode may be provided on a single wafer or chip, with photodiodes being separated by a trench or a groove. Corners of each photodiode include contacts for reading out signals resulting from gamma rays incident events in an adjacent scintillator. Grouping of the contacts into common output channels reduces the number of output channels, while still permitting localization of gamma ray incident events in the scintillator crystals. The photodiode array may be positioned adjacent to one face of a scintillator, with a photomultiplier tube to be positioned adjacent to another. The detector arrangement may be used for positron emission tomography imaging and similar techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kent Burr, Adrian Ivan, James Leblanc
  • Publication number: 20070058130
    Abstract: A goggle lens comprises a first surface (210) and a second surface (220) separated by a thickness (230, 240) of the goggle lens. The goggle lens is made up of a central region (121), a first lateral region (122) on a first side of the central region, and a second lateral region (123) on an opposite side of the central region. The first surface of the goggle lens is a portion of a first ellipse (211) and the second surface of the goggle lens is a portion of a second ellipse (221). The goggle lens complies with at least one of a MIL-PRF-31013 standard, a EA-L-1381B standard, and a FNS/PD 86-20 standard, all of which define particular specifications for impact resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2005
    Publication date: March 15, 2007
    Applicant: Fosta-Tek Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Babineau, James LeBlanc, Aaron Cyr, Donald Salafia
  • Publication number: 20070003006
    Abstract: A computed tomography detector module is presented. The detector module includes a substrate having a topside and a bottom side. Additionally, the detector module includes a plurality of detector layers disposed on the top side of the substrate in a direction that is substantially orthogonal to the substrate, where each of the plurality of detector layers comprises a direct conversion material configured to absorb radiation, and where each of the plurality of detector layers comprises a first side and a second side. Further, the detector module includes a plurality of pixelated anode contacts is disposed on the first side of each of the plurality of detector layers. Also, the detector module includes a common cathode contact is disposed on the second side of each of the plurality of detector layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2005
    Publication date: January 4, 2007
    Inventors: John Tkaczyk, James Leblanc, Wen Li, Deborah Walter, Yanfeng Du
  • Publication number: 20060289777
    Abstract: In accordance with an implementation of the present technique, a detector is disclosed. The detector includes a photodetector array and a substrate layer. The photodetector array includes a plurality of photodiodes and a structure of trenches or diffusions grids that electrically isolate each photodiode of the plurality of photodiodes. The plurality of photodiodes and the structure of trenches or deep diffusions grids are disposed on a first surface of the photodetector array and a second surface opposite the first surface is bonded to a substrate layer. The substrate layer is typically made of the same semiconductor material as the photodetector array but heavily doped and conductive to provide cathode contact to the photodetector array in addition to mechanical support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2005
    Publication date: December 28, 2006
    Inventors: Wen Li, George Possin, Gregory Zeman, James Leblanc, Jonathan Short, Rogerio Rodrigues