Patents by Inventor Jean-Noel Perbet

Jean-Noel Perbet 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: 20160085367
    Abstract: A data input system and a method implementing the system, including physical controls, an environment sensor and a touchscreen displaying virtual commands, the method defining and displaying at least one virtual control on the touchscreen and assigning a datum to be input to one of the controls. The datum to be input is assigned to both a first of the physical controls and a first of the virtual controls. The topology of the virtual controls is adapted to environmental conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Michael MANCEAU, Didier POISSON, Jean-Noël PERBET
  • Patent number: 8671466
    Abstract: The general field of the invention is that of helmet shells made of composite material comprising at least one “armure” of fabrics impregnated with a resin matrix. Certain parts of the “armure” are impregnated with a resin matrix comprising an additive adapted to reinforce the mechanical strength of the helmet, the said parts corresponding to the weakest zones of a human head, such as the top of the head or the ears. Preferably, the resin is of the epoxy type and the additive is based on acrylic block copolymers. More precisely, the additive is of the “Nanostrength®” brand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Jean-Noël Perbet, Christophe Coupeaud, Laurent Laluque, Joël Baudou, Philippe Viot, Sébastien Denneulin, Virginie Rejsek, Matthieu Gervais, Alain Soum
  • Patent number: 8441734
    Abstract: The general field of the invention is that of head-up display systems HUD, protected from solar illumination. An HUD includes at least one display, an optical system and at least one semi-reflecting plate called a combiner, said optical system and said combiner being arranged so that the image on the display is collimated, the display emitting in at least one first optical spectrum of first spectral width, the display being arranged so as to withstand illumination of a predetermined level. In the display according to the invention, the lateral chromatism of the optical system is sufficiently strong for the level of solar illumination received by the display to be always less than said predetermined level and said lateral chromatism is sufficiently weak for the dispersion of the first spectrum emitted by the display and seen by a user to be less than or equal to the resolution limit of the human eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Johanna Dominici, Jean-Claude Ebert, Jean-Noël Perbet
  • Patent number: 8279108
    Abstract: The general field of the invention is that of viewing systems of the synthetic vision type SVS, for a first aircraft, the said system comprising at least one cartographic database of a terrain, position sensors, for the said aircraft, an air traffic detection system calculating the position and the danger rating of at least one second aircraft exhibiting a risk of collision with the said first aircraft on the basis of data originating from sensors or systems such as TCAS or ADS-B, an electronic computer, a man-machine interface means and a display screen, the computer comprising means for processing the various items of information originating from the database, sensors and interface means, the said processing means arranged so as to provide the display screen with a synthetic image of the terrain comprising a representation of the said second aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Christian Nouvel, Corinne Bacabara, Jean-Noel Perbet
  • Patent number: 8271186
    Abstract: A synthetic vision type viewing system SVS for a first aircraft includes at least position sensors of the first aircraft, a traffic detection system for calculating the position and the dangerousness of at least one second aircraft presenting a risk of collision with the first aircraft based on data obtained from sensors or from the TCAS or ADS-B, an electronic computer, a human-machine interface device and a display screen. The computer includes a processing unit configured to process different information obtained from the database, from the sensors and from the interface device. The processing unit is configured to provide the display screen with a synthetic image of the space surrounding the first aircraft and center on the latter. The image includes at least one first symbol of the first aircraft and a second representation of the past and present trajectory of the second aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Christian Nouvel, Corinne Bacabara, Jean-Noel Perbet
  • Patent number: 8224508
    Abstract: The general field of the invention is that of synthetic vision system SVS type viewing systems, for aircraft, said system comprising at least one navigation database, a cartographic database of a terrain, position sensors, anemometric sensors, sensors for measuring the gradient of said terrain, an electronic computer, a man-machine interface means and a display screen, the computer comprising means of processing the various information obtained from the databases, from the sensors and from the interface means, said processing means arranged so as to provide on the display screen a synthetic image of the terrain comprising a representation of the final destination in the form of an air sock of aeronautical type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Corinne Bacabara, Christian Nouvel, Jean-Noel Perbet
  • Publication number: 20110265235
    Abstract: The general field of the invention is that of helmet shells made of composite material comprising at least one “armure” of fabrics impregnated with a resin matrix. Certain parts of the “armure” are impregnated with a resin matrix comprising an additive adapted to reinforce the mechanical strength of the helmet, the said parts corresponding to the weakest zones of a human head, such as the top of the head or the ears. Preferably, the resin is of the epoxy type and the additive is based on acrylic block copolymers. More precisely, the additive is of the “Nanostrength®” brand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: THALES
    Inventors: Jean-Noël Perbet, Christophe Coupeaud, Laurent Laluque, Joël Baudou, Philippe Viot, Sébastien Denneulin, Virginie Rejsek, Matthieu Gervais, Alain Soum
  • Publication number: 20110006984
    Abstract: The general field of the invention is that of optical devices for detecting the position/orientation of a helmet. The device according to the invention comprises an optional stationary light source, a stationary camera associated with an image processing system, and a helmet. The helmet has a scattering coating and includes at least one set of markers, each marker comprising at least a first optical element having a very low reflection coefficient, a very low scattering coefficient and a very high absorption coefficient in the visible range and in that of the light source. In one embodiment, each marker may also include a first optical element having a very high retroreflection coefficient and a very low scattering coefficient in the visible range. The marker may also include a second optical element having a high scattering or phosphorescence coefficient in the emission range of the light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: THALES
    Inventors: Jean-Noël Perbet, Bruno Barbier, Laurent Potin
  • Publication number: 20110007399
    Abstract: The general field of the invention is that of head-up display systems HUD, protected from solar illumination. An HUD comprises at least one display, an optical system and at least one semi-reflecting plate called a combiner, said optical system and said combiner being arranged so that the image on the display is collimated, the display emitting in at least one first optical spectrum of first spectral width, the display being arranged so as to withstand illumination of a predetermined level. In the display according to the invention, the lateral chromatism of the optical system is sufficiently strong for the level of solar illumination received by the display to be always less than said predetermined level and said lateral chromatism is sufficiently weak for the dispersion of the first spectrum emitted by the display and seen by a user to be less than or equal to the resolution limit of the human eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: THALES
    Inventors: Johanna Dominici, Jean-Claude Ebert, Jean-Noël Perbet
  • Publication number: 20100274417
    Abstract: The general field of the invention is that of viewing systems comprising first means making it possible to process and to store the various data necessary for the accomplishment of a technical or industrial process, second means making it possible to determine the various tasks to be accomplished by a user in the course of the process on the basis of the previous data, a computer for generating graphical images associated with a viewing device and a man-machine interface with the said viewing device. The viewing device according to the invention displays a succession of graphical icons, each icon representing a task to be accomplished, the various icons being ordered according to a time scale extending from the start to the end of the process. The system and the method according to the invention are of global or holistic types. A certain number of operations on these icons can be performed by means of the man-machine interface. The favoured field of the invention is that of aircraft instrument panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: Thales
    Inventors: Jean-Noel Perbet, Benjamin Duban
  • Publication number: 20100183159
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and the system for algorithmic processing of signals for sound spatialization making it possible to associate sound signals with information that has to be located by a listener, the spatialized sound signals being defined by a virtual position of origin corresponding to the position of the information wherein by algorithmic processing, a spatialized sound signal has an oscillatory movement applied to it describing a sequence of virtual positions of the said signal around the virtual position of origin. The invention applies to man-machine interface applications, notably in a cockpit avionics system. It makes it possible to better locate the information by associating with it a spatialized sound item of information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: Thales
    Inventors: Vincent Clot, Jean-Noël Perbet, Pierre-Albert Breton
  • Publication number: 20100145610
    Abstract: The general field of the invention is that of viewing systems of synthetic vision SVS type, comprising at least one navigation database, a cartographic database of a terrain, position sensors, a radio navigation beacon sensor, an electronic computer, a human-machine interface means and a display screen, the computer comprising means of processing the different information obtained from the databases, from the sensors and from the interface means, said processing means arranged so as to provide the display screen with a synthetic image of the terrain including a representation of the beacons present on said terrain. In the system according to the invention, the beacons present beyond a first distance from the system are not represented, the beacons present at a distance between said first distance and a second distance less than the first distance are represented in symbolic form, the beacons present at a distance less than the second distance are represented in physical form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: THALES
    Inventors: Corinne BACABARA, Christian Nouvel, Jean-Noel Perbet
  • Publication number: 20100100326
    Abstract: The general field of the invention is that of synthetic vision type viewing systems SVS, for a first aircraft, said system comprising at least position sensors of said aircraft, an air traffic detection system calculating the position and the dangerousness of at least one second aircraft presenting a risk of collision with said first aircraft based on data obtained from recognition sensors, an electronic computer, a human-machine interface means and a display screen, the computer comprising means of processing different information obtained from the sensors and from the interface means. The system according to the invention also comprises a frequency synthesizer coupled to at least one loudspeaker, arranged so that, when the second aircraft is at a distance from the first aircraft that is less than a safety distance, the synthesizer generates an audible alarm representative of at least one of the parameters of said second aircraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: THALES
    Inventors: Christian Nouvel, Corinne Bacabara, Jean-Noel Perbet
  • Publication number: 20100063655
    Abstract: The general field of the invention is that of synthetic vision system SVS type viewing systems, for aircraft, said system comprising at least one navigation database, a cartographic database of a terrain, position sensors, anemometric sensors, sensors for measuring the gradient of said terrain, an electronic computer, a man-machine interface means and a display screen, the computer comprising means of processing the various information obtained from the databases, from the sensors and from the interface means, said processing means arranged so as to provide on the display screen a synthetic image of the terrain comprising a representation of the final destination in the form of an air sock of aeronautical type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Applicant: THALES
    Inventors: Corinne BACABARA, Christian Nouvel, Jean-Noël Perbet
  • Publication number: 20100060510
    Abstract: The general field of the invention is that of viewing systems of the synthetic vision type SVS, for a first aircraft, the said system comprising at least one cartographic database of a terrain, position sensors, for the said aircraft, an air traffic detection system calculating the position and the danger rating of at least one second aircraft exhibiting a risk of collision with the said first aircraft on the basis of data originating from sensors or systems such as TCAS or ADS-B, an electronic computer, a man-machine interface means and a display screen, the computer comprising means for processing the various items of information originating from the database, sensors and interface means, the said processing means arranged so as to provide the display screen with a synthetic image of the terrain comprising a representation of the said second aircraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Applicant: THALES
    Inventors: Christian NOUVEL, Corinne BACABARA, Jean-NoëL PERBET
  • Publication number: 20100060511
    Abstract: The general field of the invention is that of synthetic vision type viewing systems SVS, for a first aircraft, said system comprising at least position sensors of said aircraft, a traffic detection system calculating the position and the dangerousness of at least one second aircraft, also called intruder, presenting a risk of collision with said first aircraft based on data obtained from sensors or from systems such as the TCAS or ADS-B, an electronic computer, a human-machine interface means and a display screen, the computer comprising means of processing different information obtained from the database, from the sensors and from the interface means, said processing means arranged so as to provide the display screen with a synthetic image of the space surrounding the first aircraft and centred on the latter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Applicant: THALES
    Inventors: Christian NOUVEL, Corinne Bacabara, Jean-Noël Perbet
  • Patent number: 5809269
    Abstract: A method for the analysis of a message given by an interaction device to a system of man-machine dialog includes three consecutive steps, a first step of syntactic analysis, a second step of semantic analysis and a third step of execution analysis. The syntactic analysis assesses the conformity of a message given by the interaction device with a predefined form of dialog, the semantic analysis assesses the meaning of the request made by the operator engaging in dialog with the machine, and the execution analysis determines the performance of an action to be undertaken coming from the step of semantic analysis. The invention finds particular application in systems of man-machine dialog having many kinds of interaction such as speech, gesture, and expressions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Assignee: Sextant Avionique
    Inventors: Jean-Jacques Favot, Jean-Noel Perbet, Bruno Barbier, Patrick Lach
  • Patent number: 5668573
    Abstract: The invention concerns a system for the management of an interaction system between a man (41) and a machine (12). Data input into the system are output by interaction devices (1, 2, 3, 4) from the man to the machine. At least two functions (7, 8, 9, 10) operate simultaneously on data (24, 25, 26), data input into the system being processed by a first function (7), the result of one function forming input data for the next function. The result of the last function (10) is output to interaction devices (11) from the system to the man. Functions are synchronized with each other by an exchange protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1997
    Assignee: Sextant Avionique
    Inventors: Jean-Jacques Favot, Jean-Noel Perbet, Bruno Barbier, Patrick Lach
  • Patent number: 5488391
    Abstract: The disclosed device comprises an image circuit formed by an image generator, a micro-zone processing unit, a screen interface and an LCD screen. To optimize the performance characteristics of the screen as a function of the angle of observation, the position of the observer is detected (by a detector) and, as a function of this position, the appropriate profile of luminosity of the micro-zones of the screen is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 30, 1996
    Assignee: Sextant Avionique
    Inventors: Jean-Jacques Favot, Jean-Pierre Fontan, Jean-Noel Perbet
  • Patent number: 5440114
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to the display, by projection on a screen, of an image managed by a computer system and to the input of data into the data-processing system by the shifting of a location marker in relation to the screen. A device for display by the projection of an image on a screen incorporates a surface detector of infrared radiation positioned behind the projection objective by means of a mirror separating the visible radiation and the infrared radiation. This display device is complemented by an infrared emitter with directional radiation, with which the observer traces a location marker on the screen which may take the form of a visible pointer overprinted on the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1995
    Assignee: Sextant Avionique
    Inventors: Bruno Barbier, Jean-Jacques Favot, Patrick Lach, Jean-Noel Perbet