Patents by Inventor Jean-Christophe Emery

Jean-Christophe Emery 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: 10215617
    Abstract: An analog sensor with digital compensation function includes a deformation part generating a deformation relating to a pressure sensed by the analog sensor; a strain gauge connected to the deformation part and generating a change in resistance relating to the deformation; a strain gauge bridge connected to the strain gauge and transferring the change in the resistance of the at least one strain gauge to output a first analog signal; and an analog-to-digital conversion module converting the first analog signal to a first digital signal, representative of weight. A signal processing and output circuit compensates the first digital signal and converts it into a second analog signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignees: METTER TOLEDO (CHANGZHOU) PRECISION INSTRUMENT LTD., METTER TOLEDO (CHANGZHOU) MEASUREMENT TECHNOLOGY LTD., METTER TOLEDO (CHANGZHOU) SCALE & SYSTEM LTD.
    Inventors: Feng Dai, Daniel Reber, Jean-Christophe Emery
  • Publication number: 20160231182
    Abstract: An analog sensor with digital compensation function includes a deformation part generating a deformation relating to a pressure sensed by the analog sensor; a strain gauge connected to the deformation part and generating a change in resistance relating to the deformation; a strain gauge bridge connected to the strain gauge and transferring the change in the resistance of the at least one strain gauge to output a first analog signal; and an analog-to-digital conversion module converting the first analog signal to a first digital signal, representative of weight. A signal processing and output circuit compensates the first digital signal and converts it into a second analog signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Applicants: Mettler Toledo (Changzhou) Precision Instrument Ltd., Mettler Toledo (Changzhou) Measurement Technology Ltd., Mettler Toledo (Changzhou) Scale & System Ltd.
    Inventors: Feng DAI, Daniel REBER, Jean-Christophe EMERY
  • Patent number: 8448817
    Abstract: In the method of optimizing the dosage-dispensing process of a dosage-dispensing device, an examination takes place prior to a first dosage delivery, whether at least one flow parameter relating to the dosage-dispensing process is stored in the memory module of the dosage-dispensing unit. If a stored flow parameter is found to be present, said flow parameter is called up from the memory module. If no store flow parameter is present, a flow parameter is requested by the user by entering a request, a flow parameter is called up from a central database, or at least one flow parameter is determined by means of the first run of the dosage-dispensing process based on a default setting of the dosage-dispensing program. With the at least one flow parameter, the dosage-dispensing program is directly adapted, at least one run of the dosage-dispensing process is performed with the adapted dosage-dispensing program, and/or the at least one flow parameter is stored in the memory module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Mettler-Toledo AG
    Inventors: Marc Bloechlinger, Paul Luechinger, Hansruedi Kuenzi, Siegfried Gluvakov, Bruno Nufer, Jean-Christophe Emery
  • Patent number: 8153913
    Abstract: A gravimetric measuring instrument has a weighing cell and a flexible, tubular-shaped encapsulation. The weighing cell has a parallel-guiding mechanism and at least one measurement transducer. The ends of the encapsulation are attached, respectively, to the stationary parallelogram leg and the movable parallelogram leg, so that at least the parallel-guiding mechanism and the measurement transducer are enclosed by the encapsulation, protecting them from dirt and humidity. In some aspects, the parallel-guiding mechanism has an adjustment region formed at one of the parallelogram legs which allows adjustment of the distance between at least one flexure pivot of the upper parallel-guiding member and a flexure pivot of the lower parallel-guiding member. This adjustment region is mechanically connected to at least one adjustment-setting area, which is arranged outside the encapsulation and allows changes to be made to the adjustment region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Mettler-Toledo AG
    Inventors: Roman Haefeli, Jean-Christophe Emery, Hans-Rudolf Burkhard
  • Patent number: 7935900
    Abstract: Weighing device with at least one weighing cell and with a receiving structure serving to hold the at least one weighing cell, wherein the at least one weighing cell includes a first fastener device serving to fasten the weighing cell in the receiving structure, and the receiving structure includes a second fastener device which is a complementary counterpart of said first fastener device. The fastener devices include a detent engagement mechanism and are designed in such a way that they hold as well as release the weighing cell by means of a form-locking engagement which can be locked and released, respectively, by a simple action in the form of pushing in the direction of the load and pulling against the direction of the load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Mettler-Toldeo AG
    Inventors: Peter Schilling, Andreas Metzger, Hans-Rudolf Burkhard, Thomas Koeppel, Jean-Christophe Emery
  • Patent number: 7686507
    Abstract: Multi-module weighing system with a holding structure serving to receive a plurality of weighing modules which are rigidly connected to each other in a given spatial arrangement and are operable independently of each other, wherein each weighing module comprises at least one load receiver, wherein the multi-module weighing system is connected to a temperature control device which is in thermal connection with each of the weighing modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Mettler-Toledo AG
    Inventors: Jean-Christophe Emery, Han-Rudolf Burkhard
  • Publication number: 20090308665
    Abstract: Weighing device with at least one weighing cell and with a receiving structure serving to hold the at least one weighing cell, wherein the at least one weighing cell includes a first fastener device serving to fasten the weighing cell in the receiving structure, and the receiving structure includes a second fastener device which is a complementary counterpart of said first fastener device. The fastener devices include a detent engagement mechanism and are designed in such a way that they hold as well as release the weighing cell by means of a form-locking engagement which can be locked and released, respectively, by a simple action in the form of pushing in the direction of the load and pulling against the direction of the load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Applicant: Mettler-Toledo AG
    Inventors: Peter Schilling, Andreas Metzger, Hans-Rudolf Burkhard, Thomas Koeppel, Jean-Christophe Emery
  • Patent number: 7631536
    Abstract: The calibration weight arrangement for an electronic balance (1) with a force-measuring cell (6) has a calibration weight (14) which can be coupled to the force-measuring cell (6). A transfer mechanism and a drive source are used to move the calibration weight vertically, in order to establish, as well as to release, the force-transmitting contact between the calibration weight and the force-measuring cell. The transfer mechanism has at least one resetting element (122), a lifting system (110) configured as a knee-joint linkage (117), and a multi-stable positioning element (115). Due to the feedback from the multi-stable positioning element, whose first stable state defines the calibrating position (132) and whose second stable state defines the rest position (133) of the transfer mechanism, the actuator (118) is energized only during the phases when the transfer mechanism is moving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Mettler-Toledo AG
    Inventors: Dominique Genoud, Thomas Köppel, Jean-Christophe Emery
  • Publication number: 20090283337
    Abstract: A gravimetric measuring instrument has a weighing cell and a flexible, tubular-shaped encapsulation. The weighing cell has a parallel-guiding mechanism and at least one measurement transducer. The ends of the encapsulation are attached, respectively, to the stationary parallelogram leg and the movable parallelogram leg, so that at least the parallel-guiding mechanism and the measurement transducer are enclosed by the encapsulation, protecting them from dirt and humidity. In some aspects, the parallel-guiding mechanism has an adjustment region formed at one of the parallelogram legs which allows adjustment of the distance between at least one flexure pivot of the upper parallel-guiding member and a flexure pivot of the lower parallel-guiding member. This adjustment region is mechanically connected to at least one adjustment-setting area, which is arranged outside the encapsulation and allows changes to be made to the adjustment region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: Mettler-Toledo AG
    Inventors: Roman Haefeli, Jean-Christophe Emery, Hans-Rudolf Burkhard
  • Patent number: 7569780
    Abstract: A force-measuring device (100) with at least one housing (20) has an interior space and at least one force-measuring cell (110) installed therein. At least one parameter characterizing an existing high-frequency electromagnetic field is determined by a sensor (50) arranged in the interior space or a sensor arranged outside of the housing, the sensor being adapted for detecting high-frequency electromagnetic fields. After an electromagnetic field is detected and compared to a threshold value, a response action of the force-measuring device is triggered if the detected parameter value exceeds the threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Mettler-Toledo AG
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Von Arb, Jean-Christophe Emery, Daniel Reber, Cyrill Bucher, Stefan Buehler, Hansruedi Kuenzi
  • Patent number: 7429705
    Abstract: An exemplary weighing module is disclosed which has a load receiver and a weighing cell that are connected to each other by a force-transmitting rod, wherein the weighing module is arranged inside a design space whose dimensions in a plane extending orthogonal to the load direction are limited by the design spaces occupied by neighboring weighing cells or represent the largest dimension of the weighing cell in said plane. An exemplary weighing cell has a parallel-guiding mechanism in which at least one movable parallel leg which is connected to the force-transmitting rod and at least one stationary parallel leg are arranged with a predefined guiding distance from each other, connected to each other by at least one upper parallel-guiding member and at least one lower parallel-guiding member. The effective length of the parallel-guiding members is larger than the guiding distance, and the movable parallel leg does not protrude out of the design space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: Mettler-Toledo AG
    Inventors: Dominique Genoud, Hans-Rudolf Burkhard, Jean-Christophe Emery
  • Patent number: 7423226
    Abstract: A balance (1, 101) has a draft protection device (2) that encloses a weighing compartment surrounding the weighing pan (15). A rear wall (22, 122) delimiting the weighing compartment on one side is made of a material (26) that diffuses the transmitted ambient light. The translucent, light-diffusing material (26) is in particular a frosted glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignee: Mettler-Toledo AG
    Inventors: Hansjörg Rotach, Roger Leisinger, Jean-Christophe Emery
  • Publication number: 20080173668
    Abstract: In the method of optimizing the dosage-dispensing process of a dosage-dispensing device, an examination takes place prior to a first dosage delivery, whether at least one flow parameter relating to the dosage-dispensing process is stored in the memory module of the dosage-dispensing unit. If a stored flow parameter is found to be present, said flow parameter is called up from the memory module. If no store flow parameter is present, a flow parameter is requested by the user by entering a request, a flow parameter is called up from a central database, or at least one flow parameter is determined by means of the first run of the dosage-dispensing process based on a default setting of the dosage-dispensing program. With the at least one flow parameter, the dosage-dispensing program is directly adapted, at least one run of the dosage-dispensing process is performed with the adapted dosage-dispensing program, and/or the at least one flow parameter is stored in the memory module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Applicant: METTLER-TOLEDO AG
    Inventors: Marc BLOECHLINGER, Paul Luechinger, Hansruedi Kuenzi, Siegfried Gluvakov, Bruno Nufer, Jean-Christophe Emery
  • Publication number: 20080121049
    Abstract: Multi-module weighing system with a holding structure serving to receive a plurality of weighing modules which are rigidly connected to each other in a given spatial arrangement and are operable independently of each other, wherein each weighing module comprises at least one load receiver, wherein the multi-module weighing system is connected to a temperature control device which is in thermal connection with each of the weighing modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Applicant: Mettler-Toledo AG
    Inventors: Jean-Christophe Emery, Hans-Rudolf Burkhard
  • Publication number: 20080110681
    Abstract: A force-measuring device (100) with at least one housing (20) has an interior space and at least one force-measuring cell (110) installed therein. At least one parameter characterizing an existing high-frequency electromagnetic field is determined by a sensor (50) arranged in the interior space or a sensor arranged outside of the housing, the sensor being adapted for detecting high-frequency electromagnetic fields. After an electromagnetic field is detected and compared to a threshold value, a response action of the force-measuring device is triggered if the detected parameter value exceeds the threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Applicant: Mettler-Toledo AG
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Von Arb, Jean-Christophe Emery, Daniel Reber, Cyrill Bucher, Stefan Buehler, Hansruedi Kuenzi
  • Patent number: 7250577
    Abstract: A device to weigh substantially uniform weighing objects has a plurality of weighing modules and an equal number of load carriers that have central lengthwise axes extending in the direction of the load. Each of the load carriers is connected, respectively, to one of the weighing modules through a force-transmitting rod, and the load carriers are disposed in a given spatial or two-dimensional arrangement in which the distances between neighboring central lengthwise axes are smaller than the largest lengthwise extension of the respective weighing modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Assignee: Mettler-Toledo AG
    Inventors: Peter Schilling, Dominic Meyerhans, Andreas Metzger, Marcel Schütz, Matthias Scheu, Jean-Christophe Emery
  • Publication number: 20070034422
    Abstract: The calibration weight arrangement for an electronic balance (1) with a force-measuring cell (6) has a calibration weight (14) which can be coupled to the force-measuring cell (6). A transfer mechanism and a drive source are used to move the calibration weight vertically, in order to establish, as well as to release, the force-transmitting contact between the calibration weight and the force-measuring cell. The transfer mechanism has at least one resetting element (122), a lifting system (110) configured as a knee-joint linkage (117), and a multi-stable positioning element (115). Due to the feedback from the multi-stable positioning element, whose first stable state defines the calibrating position (132) and whose second stable state defines the rest position (133) of the transfer mechanism, the actuator (118) is energized only during the phases when the transfer mechanism is moving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2006
    Publication date: February 15, 2007
    Applicant: METTLER-TOLEDO AG
    Inventors: Dominique Genoud, Thomas Koppel, Jean-Christophe Emery
  • Publication number: 20060266562
    Abstract: An exemplary weighing module is disclosed which has a load receiver and a weighing cell that are connected to each other by a force-transmitting rod, wherein the weighing module is arranged inside a design space whose dimensions in a plane extending orthogonal to the load direction are limited by the design spaces occupied by neighboring weighing cells or represent the largest dimension of the weighing cell in said plane. An exemplary weighing cell has a parallel-guiding mechanism in which at least one movable parallel leg which is connected to the force-transmitting rod and at least one stationary parallel leg are arranged with a predefined guiding distance from each other, connected to each other by at least one upper parallel-guiding member and at least one lower parallel-guiding member. The effective length of the parallel-guiding members is larger than the guiding distance, and the movable parallel leg does not protrude out of the design space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Publication date: November 30, 2006
    Applicant: Mettler-Toledo GmbH
    Inventors: Dominique Genoud, Hans-Rudolf Burkhard, Jean-Christophe Emery
  • Patent number: 7112750
    Abstract: A weighing module with a housing surrounding a weighing cell on all sides has a vertically movable force transfer member designed to be connected to a load-receiving device. The force transfer member extends through a passage opening of a housing wall and is rigidly connected to a vertically movable part of the weighing cell. The weighing module includes a dust-removing device which further includes a means for generating a gas flow directed away from the movable part of the scale for the purpose of preventing an accumulation of dust between the stationary housing and the vertically movable force transfer member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: Mettler-Toledo GmbH
    Inventors: Jean-Christophe Emery, Willi Graf
  • Publication number: 20060207804
    Abstract: A device to weigh substantially uniform weighing objects has a plurality of weighing modules and an equal number of load carriers that have central lengthwise axes extending in the direction of the load. Each of the load carriers is connected, respectively, to one of the weighing modules through a force-transmitting rod, and the load carriers are disposed in a given spatial or two-dimensional arrangement in which the distances between neighboring central lengthwise axes are smaller than the largest lengthwise extension of the respective weighing modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2006
    Publication date: September 21, 2006
    Applicant: Mettler-Toledo GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Schilling, Dominic Meyerhans, Andreas Metzger, Marcel Schutz, Matthias Scheu, Jean-Christophe Emery