Patents by Inventor Jean Regnier

Jean Regnier 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: 20190201685
    Abstract: This accessory comprises a remotely steerable catheter (40) extended by a tip (50) comprising a base (52) to which the catheter (40) connects to and a cylindrical portion (54) defining a volume (56) suitable for housing the capsule (10). A sub-catheter (30) and the capsule are telescopically extendable with respect to the catheter between i) a retracted position and a deployed position wherein the capsule is removed from the connector and is carried by the distal end of the sub-catheter, and the distal end of sub-catheter and the proximal region (18) of the capsule being provided with disconnectable means of attachment (20, 36). The tip presents, between its base (52) and its cylindrical portion (54), a flexible portion (58) providing, between the base and the cylindrical portion, an elastic deformability in bending and compression.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: SORIN CRM SAS
    Inventors: Jean-François Ollivier, Willy Régnier
  • Patent number: 9462070
    Abstract: Methods and systems for protecting the privacy of a user of a communication system that include enabling a first user to block a second user so that the first user generally appears to the second user to be unavailable. The method includes allowing a third user to establish a group that includes the first user and the second user. The group may be any sort of group that involves communication among three or more users. For example, the group may be an instant message group, voice chat, conference call, video conference, or any other suitable group communication. The method also enables a blocked user to be temporarily unblocked so as to prevent his blocking decision to be revealed to the blocked user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Synchronica plc
    Inventors: Claude Kawa, Gwenael Le Bodic, Jean Regnier
  • Patent number: 9408240
    Abstract: There is disclosed a system and method for choosing between different Communication Initiation Request (CIR) channels in a mobile communications system when there are multiple CIR channels amongst which to choose. Additionally, there is disclosed a system and method for exploiting a Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) connection usage pattern that is characterized by periods of inactivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Synchronica plc
    Inventors: Alain Caron, Sylvain Legault, Haraldur Thorkelsson, Felix-Etienne Trepanier, Teresa Hunkeler, Jean Regnier
  • Patent number: 9014349
    Abstract: In an instant messaging system, message latency is reduced by initiating traffic channel set-up at a receiving device concurrently while a sending device is generating the instant message. When a user begins generating an instant message, the sending device transmits a service request to a payload and connection server to indicate that an instant message is pending. Upon receipt of the service request, the payload and connection server notifies the receiving device so that the receiving device can initiate traffic channel set-up concurrently while the instant message is being recorded. When the traffic channel is established, the receiving device polls the server. If the instant message is not yet received by the payload and connection server when the polling request is received, the payload and connection server waits a predetermined period of time to receive the pending instant message and forwards the instant message when it is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Synchronica plc
    Inventors: Nikolai Grigoriev, Haraldur Thorkelsson, Jean Regnier
  • Patent number: 8880730
    Abstract: A method for downloading destination addresses associated with a given client device from a server to the client device is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of determining a resource limitation of the client device, sorting the addresses, and transmitting a subset of the sorted addresses from the server to the device, wherein the transmitted sorted address subset is determined by the resource limitation. There is also provided a system and server for supporting Instant Messaging (IM).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Synchronica plc
    Inventors: Patrice Hebert, Manuel Laflamme, Jean Regnier, Gaetan Vachon, Joerg Christof Zender
  • Patent number: 8812597
    Abstract: There is described an interconnect hub for routing an Instant Message (IM) or related communication between a sending IM device in a first IM community and a recipient IM device in one of a plurality of potential second IM communities. The interconnect hub comprises a router for determining the destination of IM communications and routing the IM communications to the intended recipient, a search function for finding the service provider providing IM services to the user identifier, and a cache comprising a plurality of records associating user identifiers with corresponding service providers (mobile or Internet). When the IM communication is received by the interconnect hub, the router examines the recipient user identifier, accesses the cache keying on the recipient user identifier, retrieves the service provider associated with the recipient user identifier, and forwards the IM communication to the associated service provider for delivery to the intended recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Synchronica plc
    Inventors: Gwenael Le Bodic, Alain Caron, Jean Regnier, Manuel Laflamme
  • Patent number: 8195158
    Abstract: A proxy maintains registration in an IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) network for a user equipment while the user equipment is disconnected from the system. The user equipment connects to the proxy and establishes a proxy session with the proxy. The proxy opens a proxy session for the user equipment, establishes a registration within said IMS network for IMS services on behalf of the user equipment; and maintains the registration for the user equipment for the duration of the proxy session. While the proxy session is ongoing, the user equipment can disconnect from the IP proxy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Synchronica plc
    Inventors: Jean Regnier, Claude Kawa, Haraldur Thorkelsson
  • Publication number: 20120072508
    Abstract: In an instant messaging system, message latency is reduced by initiating traffic channel set-up at a receiving device concurrently while a sending device is generating the instant message. When a user begins generating an instant message, the sending device transmits a service request to a payload and connection server to indicate that an instant message is pending. Upon receipt of the service request, the payload and connection server notifies the receiving device so that the receiving device can initiate traffic channel set-up concurrently while the instant message is being recorded. When the traffic channel is established, the receiving device polls the server. If the instant message is not yet received by the payload and connection server when the polling request is received, the payload and connection server waits a predetermined period of time to receive the pending instant message and forwards the instant message when it is received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: SYNCHRONICA PLC
    Inventors: Nikolai Grigoriev, Haraldur Thorkelsson, Jean Regnier
  • Patent number: 8019055
    Abstract: In an instant messaging system, message latency is reduced by initiating traffic channel set-up at a receiving device concurrently while a sending device is generating the instant message. When a user begins generating an instant message, the sending device transmits a service request to a payload and connection server to indicate that an instant message is pending. Upon receipt of the service request, the payload and connection server notifies the receiving device so that the receiving device can initiate traffic channel set-up concurrently while the instant message is being recorded. When the traffic channel is established, the receiving device polls the server. If the instant message is not yet received by the payload and connection server when the polling request is received, the payload and connection server waits a predetermined period of time to receive the pending instant message and forwards the instant message when it is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Nikolai Grigoriev, Haraldur Thorkelsson, Jean Regnier
  • Publication number: 20090170512
    Abstract: user equipment while the user equipment is disconnected from the system. The user equipment connects to the proxy and establishes a proxy session with the proxy. The proxy opens a proxy session for the user equipment, establishes a registration within said IMS network for IMS services on behalf of the user equipment; and maintains the registration for the user equipment for the duration of the proxy session. While the proxy session is ongoing, the user equipment can disconnect from the IP proxy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2008
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: Oz Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Jean Regnier, Claude Kawa, Haraldur Thorkelsson
  • Patent number: 7526563
    Abstract: An interworking gateway for interworking an OMA IMPS domain and a SIMPLE domain comprises an OMA IMPS interface for communication with the OMA IMPS domain, a SIMPLE interface for communication with the SIMPLE domain and an interworking function linking the interfaces and comprising a transaction mapping module for converting an interworking subset of OMA IMPS transactions received by the OMA IMPS interface to corresponding SIMPLE transactions and relaying the corresponding SIMPLE transactions to the SIMPLE interface for transfer to the SIMPLE domain and for mapping an interworking subset of SIMPLE transactions received by the SIMPLE interface to corresponding OMA IMPS transactions and relaying the corresponding OMA IMPS transactions to the OMA IMPS interface for transfer to the OMA IMPS domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Jon Ingi Ingimundarson, Jean Regnier, Haraldur Thorkelsson, Gaetan Vachon
  • Publication number: 20080263170
    Abstract: There is disclosed a system and method for choosing between different Communication Initiation Request (CIR) channels in a mobile communications system when there are multiple CIR channels amongst which to choose. Additionally, there is disclosed a system and method for exploiting a Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) connection usage pattern that is characterized by periods of inactivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventors: Alain Caron, Sylvain Legault, Haraldur Thorkelsson, Felix-Etienne Trepanier, Teresa Hunkeler, Jean Regnier
  • Publication number: 20080201441
    Abstract: There is described an interconnect hub for routing an Instant Message (IM) or related communication between a sending IM device in a first IM community and a recipient IM device in one of a plurality of potential second IM communities. The interconnect hub comprises a router for determining the destination of IM communications and routing the IM communications to the intended recipient, a search function for finding the service provider providing IM services to the user identifier, and a cache comprising a plurality of records associating user identifiers with corresponding service providers (mobile or Internet). When the IM communication is received by the interconnect hub, the router examines the recipient user identifier, accesses the cache keying on the recipient user identifier, retrieves the service provider associated with the recipient user identifier, and forwards the IM communication to the associated service provider for delivery to the intended recipient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Applicant: OZ Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Gwenael Le Bodic, Alain Caron, Jean Regnier, Manuel Laflamme
  • Publication number: 20080177840
    Abstract: In an instant messaging system, message latency is reduced by initiating traffic channel set-up at a receiving device concurrently while a sending device is generating the instant message. When a user begins generating an instant message, the sending device transmits a service request to a payload and connection server to indicate that an instant message is pending. Upon receipt of the service request, the payload and connection server notifies the receiving device so that the receiving device can initiate traffic channel set-up concurrently while the instant message is being recorded. When the traffic channel is established, the receiving device polls the server. If the instant message is not yet received by the payload and connection server when the polling request is received, the payload and connection server waits a predetermined period of time to receive the pending instant message and forwards the instant message when it is received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Applicant: OZ Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Nikolai Grigoriev, Haraldur Thorkelsson, Jean Regnier
  • Publication number: 20080133742
    Abstract: A presence server comprises a state machine to maintain current machine states for a plurality of users, and a mapper to map the current machine state for each user to a corresponding presence status.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Applicant: OZ Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Alain Southiere, Andy Pearson, Gwenael Le Bodic, Haraldur Thorkelsson, Jean Regnier, Manuel Laflamme
  • Publication number: 20080120374
    Abstract: Methods and systems for protecting the privacy of a user of a communication system that include enabling a first user to block a second user so that the first user generally appears to the second user to be unavailable. The method includes allowing a third user to establish a group that includes the first user and the second user. The group may be any sort of group that involves communication among three or more users. For example, the group may be an instant message group, voice chat, conference call, video conference, or any other suitable group communication. The method also enables a blocked user to be temporarily unblocked so as to prevent his blocking decision to be revealed to the blocked user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Applicant: Oz Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Claude Kawa, Gwenael Le Bodic, Jean Regnier
  • Publication number: 20070055742
    Abstract: A method for downloading destination addresses associated with a given client device from a server to the client device is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of determining a resource limitation of the client device, sorting the addresses, and transmitting a subset of the sorted addresses from the server to the device, wherein the transmitted sorted address subset is determined by the resource limitation. There is also provided a system and server for supporting Instant Messaging (IM).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2006
    Publication date: March 8, 2007
    Inventors: Patrice Hebert, Manuel Laflamme, Jean Regnier, Gaetan Vachon, Joerg Zender
  • Publication number: 20050213537
    Abstract: An interworking gateway for interworking an OMA IMPS domain and a SIMPLE domain comprises an OMA IMPS interface for communication with the OMA IMPS domain, a SIMPLE interface for communication with the SIMPLE domain and an interworking function linking the interfaces and comprising a transaction mapping module for converting an interworking subset of OMA IMPS transactions received by the OMA IMPS interface to corresponding SIMPLE transactions and relaying the corresponding SIMPLE transactions to the SIMPLE interface for transfer to the SIMPLE domain and for mapping an interworking subset of SIMPLE transactions received by the SIMPLE interface to corresponding OMA IMPS transactions and relaying the corresponding OMA IMPS transactions to the OMA IMPS interface for transfer to the OMA IMPS domain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2005
    Publication date: September 29, 2005
    Inventors: Jon Ingimundarson, Jean Regnier, Haraldur Thorkelsson, Gaetan Vachon
  • Patent number: 6091720
    Abstract: A DCR telecommunications network comprises a plurality of network switching elements interconnected by circuit groups for carrying calls, and a network processor communicating with the network elements. If it cannot use a direct route to a neighbouring network element, the switching element may access a routing table containing alternate routes which are updated periodically by the network controller. The network functions as a group of nodes interconnected by links. Routing takes place on a node-to-node basis. At least one of the nodes is a virtual destination node, vis. a logical entity corresponding to a group of two or more components which are network elements. A link to the virtual destination node is a set of circuit groups connecting to its components. Final destinations outside the network can be associated with the virtual destination node as an intermediate destination node, thereby allowing a call to exit the DCR network via any of the components rather than via only one Unique Exit Gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Assignee: Nortel Networks Corporation
    Inventors: Fran.cedilla.ois Bedard, Jean Regnier, France Caron
  • Patent number: 5930348
    Abstract: An "Intelligent" telecommunications network comprises a plurality of switching units interconnected by links and connected to a central computer unit by a data communication system. For dynamic routing of a call, a first switching unit responds to a destination address in a call to attempt a direct link to a neighboring switching unit and, in the event that the attempt is unsuccessful, issues to the central computer unit a message containing the destination address. The central computer unit uses the destination address to identify the unsuccessful link; (ii) updates a routing database to identify the link as unavailable; (iii) determines an alternative route for the call using a tandem node and (iv) compiles a return message including a network address for a tandem switching unit and transmits it to the first switching unit. The latter attempts to route the call via a link to the tandem unit which attempts to complete the call by a direct link to the destination switching unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Assignee: Northern Telecom Limited
    Inventors: Jean Regnier, Jean Choquette, Yvon Archambault