Patents by Inventor Jean-Francois Audebert

Jean-Francois Audebert 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: 20200119316
    Abstract: Designs, strategies and methods for forming micro-batteries are described. In some examples, ultrasonic welded seals may be used to seal battery chemistry within the micro-battery. In some further examples, the micro-battery is encapsulated by a copper film where at least a portion of the copper film is formed by electroless plating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Audebert, Frederick A. Flitsch, Zachary Kanner, Milburn Ebenezer Muthu, Leonard Pagliaro, Randall B. Pugh, Lawrence Edward Weinstein, Serena Peterson, Jonathan Howarth
  • Patent number: 10593911
    Abstract: A flexible micro-battery construction which can be contorted in three dimensions while maintaining operation and providing biocompatibility and useful power necessary for small medical and other devices is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Edward Weinstein, Leonard Pagliaro, Jonathan Howarth, Jean-Francois Audebert, Taylor Xu
  • Publication number: 20180166665
    Abstract: Designs, strategies and methods for forming micro-batteries are described. In some examples, ultrasonic welded seals may be used to seal battery chemistry within the micro-battery. In some further examples, the micro-battery is encapsulated by a copper film where at least a portion of the copper film is formed by electroless plating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Audebert, Frederick A. Flitsch, Zachary Kanner, Millburn Ebenezer Muthu, Leonard Pagliaro, Randall B. Pugh, Lawrence Edward Weinstein, Serena Peterson, Jonathan Howarth
  • Publication number: 20180159094
    Abstract: Designs, strategies and methods for forming micro-batteries are described. In some examples, ultrasonic welded seals may be used to seal battery chemistry within the micro-battery. In some further examples, the micro-battery is encapsulated by a copper film where at least a portion of the copper film is formed by electroless plating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Audebert, Zachary Kanner, Leonard Pagliaro, Lawrence Edward Weinstein, Serena Peterson, Jonathan Howarth
  • Publication number: 20170200923
    Abstract: A flexible micro-battery construction which can be contorted in three dimensions while maintaining operation and providing biocompatibility and useful power necessary for small medical and other devices is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Edward Weinstein, Leonard Pagliaro, Jonathan Howarth, Jean-Francois Audebert, Taylor Xu
  • Publication number: 20150072256
    Abstract: A hydrogen generator and a fuel cell system including the hydrogen generator are disclosed. The hydrogen generator includes a reactant that undergoes a thermal decomposition reaction to produce hydrogen when heated. A laser is used to initiate the reaction. The reactant is contained in a reactant composition in a user-replaceable disc-shaped fuel unit. The reactant composition can be segregated into individual quantities. The fuel unit and the laser beam are periodically realigned by incrementally rotating the fuel unit and/or incrementally redirect the laser beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Audebert, Olen R. Vanderleden, Richard A. Langan, Chad E. Law, Thomas J. Kmetich, Craig R. Huddleston, Jason L. Stimits, Gerald Zsigo, Kevin P. Murray
  • Publication number: 20100326978
    Abstract: A powered lighter having a switch which is activated by a change in air pressure or air flow is described. The change in air pressure or air flow causes the switch to close thereby allowing the lighter's direct current power supply to increase the temperature of the lighter's heating element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: EVEREADY BATTERY COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: David W. Muska, Jean-Francois Audebert, Peter F. Hoffman
  • Patent number: 7858226
    Abstract: A fluid consuming battery (10) is provided with a fluid regulating system (50) for regulating fluid entry into the battery. The battery (10) includes a fluid consuming cell (20) having a cell housing with fluid entry ports for the passage of a fluid into the cell housing. A first fluid consuming electrode and a second electrode are disposed within the cell housing. The fluid regulating system (50) includes a valve having a moving plate (66) disposed adjacent to a fixed plate (62). The moving plate and fixed plate both have fluid entry ports (68, 64) that align in an open valve position and are misaligned in a closed valve position. The fluid regulating system (50) also includes an actuator that may include one or more shape memory alloy (SMA) components (82a, 82b) for moving the moving plate (66) relative to the fixed plate (62) to open and close the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard A. Langan, John C. Bailey, Robert M. Janmey, Michael J. Brandon, II, Martin S. Goodchild, Jean-Francois Audebert
  • Patent number: 7791002
    Abstract: A battery powered cigarette lighter having a switch which is activated by a change in air pressure or air flow is described. The change in air pressure or air flow, which is caused by the consumer forcing air through the air permeable cigarette, causes the switch to close thereby allowing the lighter's direct current power supply to increase the temperature of the lighter's heating element above the cigarette's ignition point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Muska, Jean-Francois Audebert, Peter F. Hoffman
  • Patent number: 7740976
    Abstract: A fluid consuming battery (10) is provided with a fluid regulating system (50) for regulating fluid entry into the battery. The battery (10) includes a fluid consuming cell (20) having a cell housing with fluid entry ports for the passage of a fluid into the cell housing. A first fluid consuming electrode and a second electrode are disposed within the cell housing. The fluid regulating system (50) includes a valve having a moving plate (66) disposed adjacent to a fixed plate (62). The moving plate and fixed plate both have fluid entry ports (68, 64) that align in an open valve position and are misaligned in a closed valve position. The fluid regulating system (50) also includes an actuator that may include one or more shape memory alloy (SMA) components (82a, 82b) for moving the moving plate (66) relative to the fixed plate (62) to open and close the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard A. Langan, John M. Somerville, Michael J. Brandon, II, Robert M. Janmey, Jean-Francois Audebert
  • Publication number: 20080096082
    Abstract: A fluid consuming battery (10) is provided with a fluid regulating system (50) for regulating fluid entry into the battery. The battery (10) includes a fluid consuming cell (20) having a cell housing with fluid entry ports for the passage of a fluid into the cell housing. A first fluid consuming electrode and a second electrode are disposed within the cell housing. The fluid regulating system (50) includes a valve having a moving plate (66) disposed adjacent to a fixed plate (62). The moving plate and fixed plate both have fluid entry ports (68, 64) that align in an open valve position and are misaligned in a closed valve position. The fluid regulating system (50) also includes an actuator that may include one or more shape memory alloy (SMA) components (82a, 82b) for moving the moving plate (66) relative to the fixed plate (62) to open and close the valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Inventors: Richard Langan, John Bailey, Robert Janmey, Michael Brandon, Martin Goodchild, Jean-Francois Audebert
  • Publication number: 20080085436
    Abstract: A fluid consuming battery (10) is provided with a fluid regulating system (50) for regulating fluid entry into the battery. The battery (10) includes a fluid consuming cell (20) having a cell housing with fluid entry ports for the passage of a fluid into the cell housing. A first fluid consuming electrode and a second electrode are disposed within the cell housing. The fluid regulating system (50) includes a valve having a moving plate (66) disposed adjacent to a fixed plate (62). The moving plate and fixed plate both have fluid entry ports (68, 64) that align in an open valve position and are misaligned in a closed valve position. The fluid regulating system (50) also includes an actuator that may include one or more shape memory alloy (SMA) components (82a, 82b) for moving the moving plate (66) relative to the fixed plate (62) to open and close the valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Publication date: April 10, 2008
    Inventors: Richard Langan, John Somerville, Michael Brandon, Robert Janmey, Jean-Francois Audebert
  • Publication number: 20070042305
    Abstract: A battery powered cigarette lighter having a switch which is activated by a change in air pressure or air flow is described. The change in air pressure or air flow, which is caused by the consumer forcing air through the air permeable cigarette, causes the switch to close thereby allowing the lighter's direct current power supply to increase the temperature of the lighter's heating element above the cigarette's ignition point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2005
    Publication date: February 22, 2007
    Inventors: David W. Muska, Jean-Francois Audebert, Peter F. Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20030096171
    Abstract: A low volume nonwoven separator and an electrochemical cell employing the separator are provided. The cell includes a positive electrode and a negative electrode. The nonwoven separator is disposed between the positive electrode and negative electrode. The nonwoven separator comprises, prior to insertion in the cell, a non-compressed single layer dry thickness in the range of 0.04 to 0.09 mm, and an average pore size of no greater than 14 &mgr;m. The cell further includes an electrolyte in contact with the separator and the positive and negative electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2002
    Publication date: May 22, 2003
    Inventors: Gary Lee Thrasher, Jean-Francois Audebert, Hans-Joachim Feistner, Mathias Weiss, Gunter Frey, Raoul Farer