Patents by Inventor Jean-Francois Dionne

Jean-Francois Dionne 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: 20200201440
    Abstract: A system includes a first electronic device and a second electronic device. The first electronic device includes a sensor configured to sense or property experienced by the first electronic device, and a transmitter configured to transmit a signal based on output from the sensor. The second electronic device is in signal communication with the first electronic device. The second electronic device includes a receiver configured to receive the transmitted signal, a detector configured to determine an object that a user of the second device is focusing on, a processor configured to generate a haptic signal representative of the transmitted signal if it is determined that the object the user is focusing on corresponds with a location of the first electronic device, and a haptic output device configured to receive the haptic signal and generate a haptic effect to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Vincent Levesque, Ali Modarres, Danny A. Grant, Jean Francois Dionne, David M. Birnbaum
  • Publication number: 20200142487
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to systems and methods of providing haptic feedback based on media content and one or more external parameters used to customize the haptic feedback. The system may modify or otherwise alter haptic feedback that is determined using the media content alone. In other words, the system may use both the media content and the external parameters to determine haptic feedback that should be output to the user or others. The external parameters may include, for example, sensor information, customization information, and/or other external parameters that may be used to customize the haptic feedback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Ali MODARRES, Christopher J. ULLRICH, Jean Francois DIONNE, Loc PHAN, Satvir Singh BHATIA, Stephen D. RANK
  • Publication number: 20200130506
    Abstract: A Feed Mixer Drivetrain provided with a transmission and control method therefor, wherein a controller is so configured as control a sequence of operation phases of the feed mixer; each operation phase defining a predetermined speed of the input shaft of the feed mixer via the transmission and a predetermined duration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: TRANSMISSION CVTCORP INC.
    Inventors: Michel-Xavier DUMAIS, Jonathan GUÉRIN, Jeremy SHIFLETT, Jean-Francois DIONNE, Daniel GIRARD
  • Patent number: 10613627
    Abstract: A system includes a first electronic device and a second electronic device. The first electronic device includes a sensor configured to sense or property experienced by the first electronic device, and a transmitter configured to transmit a signal based on output from the sensor. The second electronic device is in signal communication with the first electronic device. The second electronic device includes a receiver configured to receive the transmitted signal, a detector configured to determine an object that a user of the second device is focusing on, a processor configured to generate a haptic signal representative of the transmitted signal if it is determined that the object the user is focusing on corresponds with a location of the first electronic device, and a haptic output device configured to receive the haptic signal and generate a haptic effect to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Vincent Levesque, Ali Modarres, Danny A. Grant, Jean Francois Dionne, David M. Birnbaum
  • Publication number: 20200094834
    Abstract: A slip control method and arrangement for a driveline is described herein. The driveline includes a clutch that is so controlled as to slip when a torque higher than the usable torque attempts to pass through. Accordingly, the clutch prevents the prime mover from stalling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Jonathan GUERIN, Jean-Francois DIONNE
  • Patent number: 10542325
    Abstract: A method includes receiving digital content data including audio data and/or video data, generating haptic data using at least some of the received digital content data, encoding the haptic data for efficient transmission over a communication network, multiplexing the encoded haptic data with the received digital content data, embedding information for decoding the encoded haptic data in metadata of the multiplexed data stream, and sending the multiplexed data stream over the communication network. The method may include analyzing the haptic data to determine at least one characteristic of the haptic data, and the encoding the haptic data may include encoding, based on the determined characteristic, the haptic data to meet a pre-defined criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Loc Phan, Satvir Bhatia, Stephen D. Rank, Christopher J. Ullrich, Jean Francois Dionne, Hugues Antoine Oliver
  • Patent number: 10502268
    Abstract: A drivetrain for connection between the output of a prime mover and the input of a final drive is described herein. The drivetrain comprises a CVT including an input connected to the output of the prime mover and an output; a power mixer having a first input connected to the output of the prime mover, a second input coupled to the output disk of the CVT and an output; a three-speed transmission having an input connected to the output of the power mixer and an output connected to the input of the final drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: TRANSMISSION CVTCORP INC.
    Inventors: Jean-François Dionne, Jean-Robert Desmeules, Rémi Tremblay
  • Publication number: 20190316675
    Abstract: A calibration method for a slip control arrangement of a driveline including a continuously variable transmission is described herein. The driveline includes a clutch that is so controlled as to slip when a torque higher than the usable torque attempts to pass through. Accordingly, the clutch prevents the prime mover from stalling. A calibration method to link a valve command value and a torque allowed to pass through the clutch includes preventing the vehicle from moving and increasing the pressure applied in the clutch while noting the torque % value developed by the prime mover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: Transmission CVTCORP Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Guérin, Jean-François Dionne
  • Patent number: 10429934
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to systems and methods of providing haptic feedback based on media content and one or more external parameters used to customize the haptic feedback. The system may modify or otherwise alter haptic feedback that is determined using the media content alone. In other words, the system may use both the media content and the external parameters to determine haptic feedback that should be output to the user or others. The external parameters may include, for example, sensor information, customization information, and/or other external parameters that may be used to customize the haptic feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ali Modarres, Christopher J. Ullrich, Jean Francois Dionne, Loc Phan, Satvir Singh Bhatia, Stephen D. Rank
  • Publication number: 20190277399
    Abstract: A drivetrain control and a method for controlling a drivetrain where the actual engine torque of the prime mover is taken into account are described herein. Illustrative embodiments include control systems and methods where the ratio set point of the CVT and/or the rate of the CVT ratio change are modified according to the actual engine torque of the prime mover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan GUERIN, Jean-Francois DIONNE
  • Patent number: 10308255
    Abstract: A slip control method and arrangement for a driveline including a continuously variable transmission is described herein. The driveline includes a clutch that is so controlled as to slip when a torque higher than the usable torque attempts to pass through. Accordingly, the clutch prevents the prime mover from stalling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: TRANSMISSION CVTCORP INC.
    Inventors: Jean-François Dionne, Jean-Robert Desmeules, Jonathan Guérin, Daniel Girard
  • Publication number: 20190098368
    Abstract: A method includes receiving digital content data including audio data and/or video data, generating haptic data using at least some of the received digital content data, encoding the haptic data for efficient transmission over a communication network, multiplexing the encoded haptic data with the received digital content data, embedding information for decoding the encoded haptic data in metadata of the multiplexed data stream, and sending the multiplexed data stream over the communication network. The method may include analyzing the haptic data to determine at least one characteristic of the haptic data, and the encoding the haptic data may include encoding, based on the determined characteristic, the haptic data to meet a pre-defined criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Loc Phan, Satvir Bhatia, Stephen D. Rank, Christopher J. Ullrich, Jean Francois Dionne, Hugues Antoine Oliver
  • Publication number: 20180373337
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to systems and methods of providing haptic feedback based on media content and one or more external parameters used to customize the haptic feedback. The system may modify or otherwise alter haptic feedback that is determined using the media content alone. In other words, the system may use both the media content and the external parameters to determine haptic feedback that should be output to the user or others. The external parameters may include, for example, sensor information, customization information, and/or other external parameters that may be used to customize the haptic feedback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Ali MODARRES, Christopher J. ULLRICH, Jean Francois DIONNE, Loc PHAN, Satvir Singh BHATIA, Stephen D. RANK
  • Publication number: 20180274596
    Abstract: A drivetrain for connection between the output of a prime mover and the input of a final drive is described herein. The drivetrain comprises a CVT including an input connected to the output of the prime mover and an output; a power mixer having a first input connected to the output of the prime mover, a second input coupled to the output disk of the CVT and an output; a three-speed transmission having an input connected to the output of the power mixer and an output connected to the input of the final drive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Jean-François DIONNE, Jean-Robert DESMEULES, Rémi TREMBLAY
  • Patent number: 10085069
    Abstract: A method includes receiving digital content data including audio data and/or video data, generating haptic data using at least some of the received digital content data, encoding the haptic data for efficient transmission over a communication network, multiplexing the encoded haptic data with the received digital content data, embedding information for decoding the encoded haptic data in metadata of the multiplexed data stream, and sending the multiplexed data stream over the communication network. The method may include analyzing the haptic data to determine at least one characteristic of the haptic data, and the encoding the haptic data may include encoding, based on the determined characteristic, the haptic data to meet a pre-defined criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Loc Phan, Satvir Singh Bhatia, Stephen D. Rank, Christopher J. Ullrich, Jean Francois Dionne, Hugues Antoine Oliver
  • Patent number: 10078368
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to systems and methods of providing haptic feedback based on media content and one or more external parameters used to customize the haptic feedback. The system may modify or otherwise alter haptic feedback that is determined using the media content alone. In other words, the system may use both the media content and the external parameters to determine haptic feedback that should be output to the user or others. The external parameters may include, for example, sensor information, customization information, and/or other external parameters that may be used to customize the haptic feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Ali Modarres, Christopher J. Ullrich, Jean Francois Dionne, Loc Phan, Satvir Singh Bhatia, Stephen D. Rank
  • Patent number: 10036456
    Abstract: A drive assembly including a CVT and a direction reversing mechanism is described herein. The direction reversing mechanism is such that the output of the drive assembly may rotate at variable speed in a first direction and at a fixed speed in a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: TRANSMISSION CVTCORP INC.
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Dionne, Daniel Girard
  • Publication number: 20180188812
    Abstract: An advanced haptic gamepad is provided. A controller having a plurality of surfaces, and a haptic output device located within its housing and coupled to an isolated deformable region disposed at one of the plurality of surfaces is provided. The isolated deformable region expands and contracts in response to the haptic output device. In addition, a controller having a plurality of isolated surface regions, and a plurality of haptic output devices located within its housing and coupled to respective isolated surface regions is provided. Each of the isolated surface regions is configured to provide localized haptic effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Danny GRANT, Jean Francois DIONNE, Aaron KAPELUS, Razmik MOUSAKHANIAN, Jamal SABOUNE, William RIHN
  • Patent number: 9939902
    Abstract: An advanced haptic gamepad is provided. A controller having a plurality of surfaces, and a haptic output device located within its housing and coupled to an isolated deformable region disposed at one of the plurality of surfaces is provided. The isolated deformable region expands and contracts in response to the haptic output device. In addition, a controller having a plurality of isolated surface regions, and a plurality of haptic output devices located within its housing and coupled to respective isolated surface regions is provided. Each of the isolated surface regions is configured to provide localized haptic effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Danny Grant, Jean Francois Dionne, Aaron Kapelus, Razmik Mousakhanian, Jamal Saboune, William Rihn
  • Publication number: 20170002907
    Abstract: A drive assembly including a CVT and a direction reversing mechanism is described herein. The direction reversing mechanism is such that the output of the drive assembly may rotate at variable speed in a first direction and at a fixed speed in a second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Applicant: TRANSMISSION CVTCORP INC.
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Dionne, Daniel Girard