Patents by Inventor Laurent Blanquart

Laurent Blanquart 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: 11109750
    Abstract: Embodiments of a hybrid imaging sensor that optimizes a pixel array area on a substrate using a stacking scheme for placement of related circuitry with minimal vertical interconnects between stacked substrates and associated features are disclosed. Embodiments of maximized pixel array size/die size (area optimization) are disclosed, and an optimized imaging sensor providing improved image quality, improved functionality, and improved form factors for specific applications common to the industry of digital imaging are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Laurent Blanquart
  • Publication number: 20210251476
    Abstract: An endoscopic device having embodiments of a hybrid imaging sensor that optimizes a pixel array area on a substrate using a stacking scheme for placement of related circuitry with minimal vertical interconnects between stacked substrates and associated features are disclosed. Embodiments of maximized pixel array size/die size (area optimization) are disclosed, and an optimized imaging sensor providing improved image quality, improved functionality, and improved form factors for specific applications common to the industry of digital imaging are also disclosed. Embodiments of the above may include systems, methods and processes for staggering ADC or column circuit bumps in a column or sub-column hybrid image sensor using vertical interconnects are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: Depuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurent Blanquart, Joshua D. Talbert, Jeremiah D. Henley, Donald M. Wichern
  • Publication number: 20210258481
    Abstract: The disclosure extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for producing an image in light deficient environments and associated structures, methods and features. The features of the systems and methods described herein may include providing improved resolution and color reproduction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John Richardson, Laurent Blanquart
  • Patent number: 11089192
    Abstract: The disclosure extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for digitally imaging with area limited image sensors, such as within a lumen of an endoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurent Blanquart, John Richardson
  • Patent number: 11083367
    Abstract: The present disclosure extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for producing an image in light deficient environments and associated structures, methods and features is disclosed and described. The features of the system may include controlling a light source through duration, intensity or both; pulsing a component controlled light source during the blanking time; maximizing the blanking time to allow optimum light; and maintaining color balance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurent Blanquart, John Richardson, Joshua D. Talbert, Donald M. Wichern, Jeremiah D. Henley
  • Publication number: 20210235976
    Abstract: The disclosure extends to systems and methods for reducing the area of an image sensor by reducing the imaging sensor pad count used for data transmission and clock generation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurent Blanquart, Donald M. Wichern
  • Patent number: 11082627
    Abstract: The disclosure extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for widening dynamic range within an image in a light deficient environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurent Blanquart, John Richardson
  • Publication number: 20210235031
    Abstract: The disclosure extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for producing an image in light deficient environments having cancelled fixed pattern noise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurent Blanquart, John Richardson
  • Patent number: 11070779
    Abstract: The disclosure extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for producing an image in light deficient environments with luminance and chrominance emitted from a controlled light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurent Blanquart, John Richardson
  • Patent number: 11032481
    Abstract: A system, apparatus and methods for providing a scope having an imaging sensor which provides a two thousand pixel by two thousand pixel array of pixels. The imaging sensor allows for an angle of view to be changed within a field of view by selecting a one thousand pixel by one thousand pixel array within the two thousand pixel by two thousand pixel array of pixels containing imaging data that corresponds to a desired angle of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventor: Laurent Blanquart
  • Patent number: 11026565
    Abstract: An endoscopic device having embodiments of a hybrid imaging sensor that optimizes a pixel array area on a substrate using a stacking scheme for placement of related circuitry with minimal vertical interconnects between stacked substrates and associated features are disclosed. Embodiments of maximized pixel array size/die size (area optimization) are disclosed, and an optimized imaging sensor providing improved image quality, improved functionality, and improved form factors for specific applications common to the industry of digital imaging are also disclosed. Embodiments of the above may include systems, methods and processes for staggering ADC or column circuit bumps in a column or sub-column hybrid image sensor using vertical interconnects are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurent Blanquart, Joshua D. Talbert, Jeremiah D. Henley, Donald M. Wichern
  • Publication number: 20210160444
    Abstract: The disclosure extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for producing an image in light deficient environments and correction of white balance and/or fixed pattern noise at startup or at any other time during a procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Laurent Blanquart
  • Publication number: 20210160407
    Abstract: The disclosure extends to devices, systems and methods for connecting one or more sensors to one or more printed circuit boards (PCB) in the distal end or tip of a scope. The disclosure also extends to a connector assembly for an image sensor for protecting the sensor and conveying information from the sensor to the PCB.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremiah D. Henley, Laurent Blanquart, Brian Dean
  • Patent number: 10980406
    Abstract: The disclosure extends to systems and methods for reducing the area of an image sensor by reducing the imaging sensor pad count used for data transmission and clock generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurent Blanquart, Donald M. Wichern
  • Patent number: 10972690
    Abstract: The disclosure extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for producing an image in light deficient environments having cancelled fixed pattern noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurent Blanquart, John Richardson
  • Publication number: 20210085159
    Abstract: The disclosure extends to systems and methods for reducing the area of an image sensor by employing bi-directional pads used for both image data issuance and configuration command reception and internal supply voltage generation, for reducing the number of conductors in an endoscope system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Laurent Blanquart
  • Publication number: 20210045624
    Abstract: Embodiments of a hybrid imaging sensor and methods for pixel sub-column data read from the within a pixel array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Laurent Blanquart
  • Patent number: 10917562
    Abstract: The disclosure extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for producing an image in light deficient environments and associated structures, methods and features. The features of the systems and methods described herein may include providing improved resolution and color reproduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Depuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John Richardson, Laurent Blanquart
  • Patent number: 10911649
    Abstract: The disclosure extends to devices, systems and methods for connecting one or more sensors to one or more printed circuit boards (PCB) in the distal end or tip of a scope. The disclosure also extends to a connector assembly for an image sensor for protecting the sensor and conveying information from the sensor to the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremiah D. Henley, Laurent Blanquart, Brian Dean
  • Patent number: 10881272
    Abstract: The disclosure extends to systems and methods for reducing the area of an image sensor by employing bi-directional pads used for both image data issuance and configuration command reception and internal supply voltage generation, for reducing the number of conductors in an endoscope system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Laurent Blanquart