Patents by Inventor Louis Benoit

Louis Benoit 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: 10601760
    Abstract: Techniques for device configuration of prospective contacts using messaging history information are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus may comprise a client front-end component operative to receive a client inbox request for a user account from a client device, the user account for a communication system; and send an ordered prospective contact list to the client device in response to the client inbox request; a prospective contact list component operative to generate a prospective contact list for a user account, wherein generating the prospective contact list for the user account excludes any existing contacts from an existing contact list for the user account; a predicted interest component operative to determine a predicted communication interest for each prospective contact on the prospective contact list; and a contact ranking component operative to determine a ranking weight for each prospective contact on the prospective contact list. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Han Gyul Lee, Louis Benoit Philippe Boval, Aman Dhesi
  • Publication number: 20190254275
    Abstract: This invention relates to a mixture of an alkyl polyglucoside with a (biological performance improving) adjuvant which is a non-ionic surfactant, the mixture improving the biological performance of an agrochemical. The biological performance effect of the alkyl polyglucoside is poorer than the partner adjuvant but the biological performance effect of the mixture is as good as that delivered by a much larger amount of that better, partner adjuvant alone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: SYNGENTA PARTICIPATIONS AG
    Inventors: Gordon Alastair BELL, Renaud Louis Benoit PERRIN, Niall Rae THOMSON
  • Patent number: 10097556
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments relate to techniques for the atomic switching of user accounts for a messaging client, in order to maintain constant network availability of the messaging client. The messaging client may allow the registering of multiple messaging accounts and switching between them. Switching may include validating a selecting account, logging out the currently-active account if validation is successful, and logging in the selected account. If validation or logging-in fails, the messaging client remains logged-in to, or returns to, the previously-active account. A limited token may be maintained for inactive accounts and may allow for the retrieval of information such as whether inactive accounts have unread messages, and if so how many, without allowing further access. The messaging client may therefore periodically poll the messaging system (or vice versa) and display notifications for inactive accounts, and the inactive accounts may still be listed as available via the messaging system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Louis Benoit Philippe Boval, Kunal Nikhil Modi
  • Publication number: 20180113913
    Abstract: Techniques for device configuration of prospective contacts using messaging history information are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus may comprise a client front-end component operative to receive a client inbox request for a user account from a client device, the user account for a communication system; and send an ordered prospective contact list to the client device in response to the client inbox request; a prospective contact list component operative to generate a prospective contact list for a user account, wherein generating the prospective contact list for the user account excludes any existing contacts from an existing contact list for the user account; a predicted interest component operative to determine a predicted communication interest for each prospective contact on the prospective contact list; and a contact ranking component operative to determine a ranking weight for each prospective contact on the prospective contact list. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Han Gyul Lee, Louis Benoit Philippe Boval, Aman Dhesi
  • Publication number: 20170374075
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments relate to techniques for the atomic switching of user accounts for a messaging client, in order to maintain constant network availability of the messaging client. The messaging client may allow the registering of multiple messaging accounts and switching between them. Switching may include validating a selecting account, logging out the currently-active account if validation is successful, and logging in the selected account. If validation or logging-in fails, the messaging client remains logged-in to, or returns to, the previously-active account. A limited token may be maintained for inactive accounts and may allow for the retrieval of information such as whether inactive accounts have unread messages, and if so how many, without allowing further access. The messaging client may therefore periodically poll the messaging system (or vice versa) and display notifications for inactive accounts, and the inactive accounts may still be listed as available via the messaging system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Louis Benoit Philippe Boval, Kunal Nikhil Modi
  • Patent number: 9811470
    Abstract: Web objects, such as media files are sent through an adaptation server which includes a transcoder for adapting forwarded objects according to profiles of the receiving destinations, and a cache memory for caching frequently requested objects, including their adapted versions. The probability of additional requests for the same object before the object expires, is assessed by tracking hits. Only objects having experienced hits in excess of a hit threshold are cached, the hit threshold being adaptively adjusted based on the capacity of the cache, and the space required to store cached media files. Expired objects are collected in a list, and may be periodically ejected from the cache, or when the cache is nearly full.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: VANTRIX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Louis Benoit, Sebastien Cote, Robert Buchnajzer
  • Publication number: 20150356021
    Abstract: Web objects, such as media files are sent through an adaptation server which includes a transcoder for adapting forwarded objects according to profiles of the receiving destinations, and a cache memory for caching frequently requested objects, including their adapted versions. The probability of additional requests for the same object before the object expires, is assessed by tracking hits. Only objects having experienced hits in excess of a hit threshold are cached, the hit threshold being adaptively adjusted based on the capacity of the cache, and the space required to store cached media files. Expired objects are collected in a list, and may be periodically ejected from the cache, or when the cache is nearly full.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Louis BENOIT, Sebastien Cote, Robert Buchnajzer
  • Patent number: 9112922
    Abstract: Web objects, such as media files are sent through an adaptation server which includes a transcoder for adapting forwarded objects according to profiles of the receiving destinations, and a cache memory for caching frequently requested objects, including their adapted versions. The probability of additional requests for the same object before the object expires, is assessed by tracking hits. Only objects having experienced hits in excess of a hit threshold are cached, the hit threshold being adaptively adjusted based on the capacity of the cache, and the space required to store cached media files. Expired objects are collected in a list, and may be periodically ejected from the cache, or when the cache is nearly full.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: VANTRIX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Louis Benoit, Sébastien Côté, Robert Buchnajzer
  • Publication number: 20140068196
    Abstract: Web objects, such as media files are sent through an adaptation server which includes a transcoder for adapting forwarded objects according to profiles of the receiving destinations, and a cache memory for caching frequently requested objects, including their adapted versions. The probability of additional requests for the same object before the object expires, is assessed by tracking hits. Only objects having experienced hits in excess of a hit threshold are cached, the hit threshold being adaptively adjusted based on the capacity of the cache, and the space required to store cached media files. Expired objects are collected in a list, and may be periodically ejected from the cache, or when the cache is nearly full.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Louis BENOIT, Sébastien CÔTÉ, Robert BUCHNAJZER
  • Patent number: 6848694
    Abstract: A chassis for a gliding sport element, such as a skate, and, more particularly, such as an in-line roller skate, which includes such chassis. The chassis includes at least one support surface capable of receiving a boot and at least one lateral flange having at least one stiffening rib formed on at least one of the flanges. The gliding member(s), such as wheels, are mounted to the lateral flange(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.
    Inventor: Louis Benoit
  • Patent number: 6345827
    Abstract: A frame for skates and the like with a structure that includes at least one bearing surface engageable by a boot or the like, and a side flange. One of more ground-engaging members are to be attached to the frame. The components of the structure of the frame are made of at least two at least partially mutually assembled materials having different mechanical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2002
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.
    Inventor: Louis Benoit
  • Publication number: 20020014750
    Abstract: A chassis for a gliding sport element, such as a skate, and, more particularly, such as an in-line roller skate, which includes such chassis. The chassis includes at least one support surface capable of receiving a boot and at least one lateral flange having at least one stiffening rib formed on at least one of the flanges. The gliding member(s), such as wheels, are mounted to the lateral flange(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2001
    Publication date: February 7, 2002
    Applicant: SALOMON S.A
    Inventor: Louis Benoit
  • Patent number: 6341785
    Abstract: A frame for skates and the like with a structure comprising at least one bearing surface (3, 4) engageable by a boot or the like, and a side flange (2) comprising means for attaching one or more ground-engaging members. The components (3, 4-2, 8) of the structure are made of at least two at least partially mutually assembled materials having different mechanical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2002
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.
    Inventor: Louis Benoit
  • Patent number: 6328317
    Abstract: An article of gliding equipment, such as for practicing ice skating or hard surface skating, of the type that includes a frame defined by two lateral flanges on which are attached the gliding member or members, such as a gliding blade or wheels, and the upper plate adapted to be made integral with the external sole of the skater's boot. The frame is formed as a hollow body, hermetically closed in both the transverse and longitudinal directions, simultaneously defining the lateral flanges, the upper plate, and the end parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2001
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.
    Inventor: Louis Benoit
  • Patent number: 6301771
    Abstract: The chassis includes at least one support surface capable of receiving a boot and at least one lateral flange to which the gliding member(s) is (are) attached, as well as at least one stiffening rib obtained on at least one of the flanges by pressing. The manufacturing method includes the steps of cutting in a metallic sheet a form corresponding substantially to the completed form of at least one portion of the chassis, and obtaining at least one stiffening rib by pressing in the portion of the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.
    Inventor: Louis Benoit
  • Patent number: 6293563
    Abstract: A chassis for a gliding sport element, such as a skate, and, more particularly, such as an in-line roller skate, which includes such chassis. The chassis includes at least one support surface capable of receiving a boot and at least one lateral flange having at least one stiffening rib formed on at least one of the flanges. The gliding member(s), such as wheels, are mounted to the lateral flange(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2001
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.
    Inventor: Louis Benoit
  • Patent number: 6189898
    Abstract: A frame for skates and the like iwth a structure that includes at least one bearing surface engageable by a boot or the like, and a side flange. One or more ground-engaging members are attached to the frame. The components of the structure of the frame are made of at least two at least partially mutually assembled materials having different mechanical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.
    Inventor: Louis Benoit
  • Patent number: 6066080
    Abstract: A method and machine for gluing a heat shrinkable film (9) onto the bottom of a rigid container (1) that is open at its upper part and has a rectangular or square horizontal section remarkable in that the containers are moved on an endless conveyor (2) that extends longitudinally and in that for each new container (1) that arrives, its height (h) and/or its dimension (a) in the transverse direction is measured and that then from the measurement of the height (h) and/or the dimension (a) in the transverse direction of each container, a glue application device (6) and a device (7) for applying the film is adjusted in relation to the corresponding dimensions of each container (1) in such a way as to position these devices as close as possible to the upper edges of the containers and/or to follow the variations in their transverse dimension (a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2000
    Assignee: Societe Cermex
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Benoit, Bernard Broye, Alain Lucotte
  • Patent number: 6047975
    Abstract: A roller skate having a boot provided with a rear stiffener and including a rigid collar journaled on the rear stiffener and adapted to surround the lower part of the leg. The upper of the boot is a low upper and the journal of the rigid collar on the upper is located in the area of the upper end thereof, and substantially in the area of the malleoli.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2000
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.
    Inventors: Louis Benoit, Olivier Senee
  • Patent number: 5931479
    Abstract: The invention relates to a roller skate boot, of the type constituted by an upper provided with a rear stiffener, and including a rigid collar journalled on the rear stiffener of the boot and adapted to surround the lower part of the leg. According to the invention, the upper of the boot is a low upper, and the journal of the rigid collar on the upper is located at the level of the upper end thereof, and substantially at the level of the malleoli.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1999
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.
    Inventors: Louis Benoit, Olivier Senee