Patents by Inventor Luis Rodrigues

Luis Rodrigues 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: 20200230299
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to biodegradable ureteral stents comprising an anti-cancer drug, and to a composition for use in medicine that may be used to ensure patency of a channel, namely a mammal ureter, for example, an obstructed ureter by a urinary stone, neoplasia or by a surgical procedure. The biodegradable ureteral stents (BUS) disclosed in the present disclosure unexpectedly allow a proper release of anti-cancer drugs, thus extending the duration of the treatment and increasing the efficacy of the treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Rui Luis GONÇALVES DOS REIS, Ana Rita CRUZ DUARTE, Alexandre Antonio ANTUNES BARROS, Estevao Augusto RODRIGUES DE LIMA
  • Publication number: 20200119585
    Abstract: An energy harvester (RF) to convert incident radio frequency, RF, energy associated with an RF signal to direct current energy comprises a rectifier (5) comprising a pre-storage capacitor (4), wherein said rectifier is arranged to rectify said incoming RF energy (3), storing the RF energy into the pre-storage capacitor (4), followed by an energy transfer unit (6) comprising a storage output capacitor (8), the value of the storage output capacitor (8) is higher than the value of the pre-storage capacitor (4), the energy transfer unit is arranged to transfer said energy from the pre-storage capacitor into the storage output capacitor including a control unit (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: André Luís RODRIGUES MANSANO, Omar Vince LINK, Simon VAN DER JAGT
  • Patent number: 10620993
    Abstract: A method for automatically generating scheduling algorithms, including determining a scheduling policy for a plurality of jobs to be executed on a computer system, where the scheduling policy specifies an execution order of a plurality of jobs; using the scheduling policy in a production environment for a period of time, and collecting data indicative of a business impact of each job executed during the period of time; generating a list of all pairwise comparisons of business impact between the plurality of jobs, together with outcomes of the comparisons; marking each pair for which the comparison outcome is inconsistent with the relative execution order of the pair of jobs according to a predefined criteria to create a reinforcement learning batch; and using the reinforcement learning batch to adjust a decision criteria used to determine the scheduling policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Carlos Henrique Cardonha, Renato Luis de Freitas Cunha, Vitor Henrique Leal Mesquita, Eduardo Rocha Rodrigues
  • Patent number: 10594798
    Abstract: Communication network architectures, systems, and methods for supporting a network of mobile nodes. Various aspects of this disclosure provide non-limiting examples of communication network architectures, systems, and methods for supporting a dynamically configurable communication network comprising a complex array of both static and moving communication nodes (e.g., an Internet of moving things). More specifically, systems and methods for managing containers in a network of moving things.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Veniam, Inc.
    Inventors: Dário Fernando Rodrigues Nascimento, Rui Miguel Correia e Costa, João Luis Mineiro Ramos de Azevedo
  • Publication number: 20200055616
    Abstract: This describes an aircraft control surface regulating device, comprising an elongated structural body formed of a base positioned at a first end and fixed to the structure of the aircraft and a regulation assembly arranged at a second end and positioned next to the control surfaces, the regulation assembly comprising at least one dial indicator positionable between a first measuring position and a second positioning position and at least one reference ruler arranged adjacent to at least one dial indicator and positionable between an initial position and a final position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Adir RODRIGUES DE OLIVEIRA, Pedro CANDIA DE MIRANDA, Luis Augusto BASTOS TELLES NUNES, Gilberto Silva COSTA DOS SANTOS, Débora Saraiva RAMOS, Juliano Batista ALMENDANHA, Marcos Roberto CRUZ, Maurilio Augusto PINTO
  • Patent number: 10326529
    Abstract: The present invention provides a photonic integrated circuit, system, apparatus and method which can be used as an optical transmitter in a system, for example in a telecommunication system. According to the various embodiments of the invention, the circuit includes several optical devices, wherein some are passive and others have gain, which constructed and connected with the specific characteristics, leads to a multi-wavelength transmitter with tunable operation band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: ALTICE LABS, S.A.
    Inventors: António Luís Jesus Teixeira, Ana Cristina Maia Tavares, Ana Patricia Silva Lopes, Cláudio Emanuel Rodrigues
  • Patent number: 10301095
    Abstract: The container includes an outer housing with a top wall, a bottom wall, a front wall, a back wall, a first side wall, and a second side wall. The top wall defines an access opening for providing access to the interior of the outer housing. An inner package is disposed within the outer housing, and includes a recessed base and a cover member overlying the recessed base, which together form a sealed enclosure for one or more consumer goods. The inner package is held in a fixed position within the outer housing such that a first portion of the inner package underlies the top wall and a first portion of the cover member underlies and is exposed by the access opening. The first portion of the cover member is separable from the remainder of the inner package to allow removal of consumer goods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Luiz Andre Rodrigues, Onesio Luis Thesing
  • Patent number: 6334357
    Abstract: A method for detecting a misfire in at least one truck or motor vehicle internal combustion engine cylinder by analysing the values (Cg, n, i) of a quantity (Cg) characteristic of combustion and generated by observing the rotation of the crankshaft to detect the occurrence of a misfire. According to the method, misfire detection is suspended for a predetermined time when the analysis of said values (Cg, n, i) reveals anomalies originating in the transmission power line between the drive shaft and the vehicle wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2002
    Assignees: Renault, Siemens Automotive S.A.
    Inventors: Xavier Moine, Luis Rodrigues
  • Publication number: 20010037792
    Abstract: A method for detecting a misfire in at least one truck or motor vehicle internal combustion engine cylinder by analyzing the values (Cg, n, i) of a quantity (Cg) characteristic of combustion and generated by observing the rotation of the crankshaft to detect the occurrence of a misfire. According to the method, misfire detection is suspended for a predetermined time when the analysis of said values (Cg, n, i) reveals anomalies originating in the transmission power line between the drive shaft and the vehicle wheels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 1999
    Publication date: November 8, 2001
    Inventors: XAVIER MOINE, LUIS RODRIGUES