Patents by Inventor Maxime Allard

Maxime Allard 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: 20210124801
    Abstract: A question-and-answer system directed to a specific domain optimally utilizes reference documents that are semantically complete for that domain. Semantic completeness of a document is assessed using quality control questions (provided by subject matter experts) applied to the Q&A system followed by analysis of the proposed answers. That analysis is carried out using a cogency module having a feedforward neural network which receives metadata features of the document such as document ownership, document priority, and document type. A domain-optimized corpus for the Q&A system is built by so assessing multiple documents in a document collection, and adding each reference document that is reported as being semantically complete to the domain-optimized corpus. Thereafter, the deep learning question-and-answer system can receive a natural language query from a user, find a responsive answer in the documents while applying the domain-optimized corpus, and provide that answer to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: John J. Thomas, Maxime Allard, Aleksandr Evgenyevich Petrov, Vinay R. Dandin, Wanting Wang
  • Publication number: 20200394509
    Abstract: A method of training a neural network includes receiving a text corpus containing a labeled portion and an unlabeled portion, extracting local n-gram features and a sequence of the local n-gram features from the text corpus, processing the text corpus, using convolutional layers, according to the local n-gram features to determine capsule parameters of capsules configured to preserve the sequence of the local n-gram features, performing a forward-oriented dynamic routing between the capsules using the capsule parameters to extract global characteristics of the text corpus, and processing the text corpus according to the global characteristics using a long short-term memory layer to extract global sequential text dependencies from the text corpus, wherein parameters of the neural network are updated according to the local n-gram features, the capsule parameters, global characteristics, and global sequential text dependencies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: JOHN J. THOMAS, ALEKSANDR E. PETROV, WANTING WANG, MAXIME ALLARD
  • Patent number: 7790802
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a liquid coating material curable with actinic radiation, substantially or entirely free from organic solvents, comprising (A) at least two compounds of general formula X—O—Y(—OH)—Z-Gr wherein X is a C6-C14 aromatic radical, C5-C20 heterocyclic aromatic radical or C6-C30 alkyl radical, Y is a trivalent organic radical, Z is a linking functional group, and Gr is an organic radical comprising one group which can be activated with actinic radiation; with the proviso that at least one of the two compounds (A) comprises aromatic or heterocyclic aromatic radical X and at least one comprises alkyl radical X; (B) oligo- and polyurethanes and/or oligo- and polyesters comprising two or three groups which can be activated with actinic radiation; (C) color and/or effect pigments; (D) waxes; (E) matting agents; and (F) polysiloxane additives comprising groups which can be activated with actinic radiation, a process for preparing it, and use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: BASF Coatings Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Maxime Allard, Dominique Kauffer
  • Publication number: 20090306241
    Abstract: A liquid coating material which is curable with actinic radiation and is substantially or completely free from organic solvents and from corrosion-inhibiting pigments, including (A) at least one constituent which is one of a low molecular mass, oligomeric organic compounds, low molecular mass polymeric organic compounds said oligomeric and polymeric compounds containing at least one group which can be activated with actinic radiation, or air-drying and oxidatively drying alkyd resins, (B) at least one constituent which is an acidic esters of polyphosphoric acid, or acidic esters of monophosphoric acid and at least one compound (b1), said compound containing at least one hydroxyl group and at least one group which can be activated with actinic radiation, and (C) at least one kind of nanoparticles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2004
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Applicant: BASF COATINGS AG
    Inventors: Maxime Allard, Thomas Reher
  • Publication number: 20090306422
    Abstract: An oligomeric urethane acrylate composition is disclosed. The composition comprises, on average per molecule, at least two structural units of the general formula I: R{—X—CH2—CH(—CH2—O—(O)—CR1?CH2)[—O—C(O)—NH—]}n (I), where n is a number from 1 to 6, R is a monovalent to hexavalent organic radical, X is oxygen atom or —C(O)—O— radical linked by the carbon atom to the radical R, and R1 is hydrogen atom, halogen atom, nitrile group, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl group having 3 to 6 carbon atoms, or substituted or unsubstituted aryl group having 6 to 10 carbon atoms. Also disclosed are processes for preparing and using the compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Applicant: BASF Coatings AG
    Inventors: Maxime Allard, Heinz-Peter Rink, Werner-Alfons Jung, Jennifer Moebius
  • Publication number: 20090281208
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a liquid coating material curable with actinic radiation, substantially or entirely free from organic solvents, comprising (A) at least two compounds of general formula X—O—Y(—OH)-Z-Gr wherein X is a C6-C14 aromatic radical, C5-C20 heterocyclic aromatic radical or C6-C30 alkyl radical, Y is a trivalent organic radical, Z is a linking functional group, and Gr is an organic radical comprising one group which can be activated with actinic radiation; with the proviso that at least one of the two compounds (A) comprises aromatic or heterocyclic aromatic radical X and at least one comprises alkyl radical X; (B) oligo- and polyurethanes and/or oligo- and polyesters comprising two or three groups which can be activated with actinic radiation; (C) color and/or effect pigments; (D) waxes; (E) matting agents; and (F) polysiloxane additives comprising groups which can be activated with actinic radiation, a process for preparing it, and use thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2006
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicant: BASF COATINGS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Maxime Allard, Dominique Kauffer
  • Publication number: 20080206476
    Abstract: A process for coating microporous surfaces which have pores with a size of from 10 to 1500 nm, in which the surfaces in question are coated with at least one coating material curable thermally and with actinic radiation, after which the resulting film(s) is(are) cured thermally and with actinic radiation, wherein the coating material or at least one of the coating materials comprises (a1) at least one constituent containing (a11) on average per molecule at least two functional groups which contain at least one bond which can be activated with actinic radiation and which serves for crosslinking with actinic radiation, and, if desired, (a12) at least one isocyanate-reactive group, (a2) at least one thermally curable constituent containing at least two isocyanate-reactive groups, and (a3) at least one polyisocyanate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Applicant: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Maxime Allard, Hubert Baumgart, Christopher Bradford, Cyrille Jaecques, Karl-Heinz Joost, Isabelle Kauffer, Yvonne Lichte, Uwe Meisenburg, Marcy Zimmer
  • Patent number: 7384989
    Abstract: A liquid coating material in the form of a water-in-oil dispersion which is curable with actinic radiation, is substantially or completely free from organic solvents and has a pH<5, comprising (A) at least one constituent selected from the group consisting of low molecular mass, oligomeric, and polymeric organic compounds which contain at least one group which can be activated with actinic radiation, and also air-drying and oxidatively drying alkyd resins, (B) at least one acidic ester of polyphosphoric acid and at least one compound (b1) containing at least one hydroxyl group and at least one group which can be activated with actinic radiation, (C) at least one acidic ester of monophosphoric acid and at least one compound (c1) containing at least one hydroxyl group and at least one group which can be activated with actinic radiation, and (D) at least one acidic, corrosion-inhibiting pigment based on polyphosphoric acid; process for its preparation, and its use as a coil coating primer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: BASF Coatings AG
    Inventors: Maxime Allard, Thomas Reher, Dominique Kauffer
  • Publication number: 20060286647
    Abstract: Esters (A) of conjugatedly unsaturated carboxylic acids process for preparing them, and compositions containing said esters, curable with actinic radiation, curable thermally and with actinic radiation or curable oxidatively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2004
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Inventors: Maxime Allard, Susanne Neumann, Dietmar Haring, Bernhard Hauer, Heinz-Peter Rink
  • Publication number: 20060014865
    Abstract: A liquid coating material in the form of a water-in-oil dispersion which is curable with actinic radiation, is substantially or completely free from organic solvents and has a pH<5, comprising (A) at least one constituent selected from the group consisting of low molecular mass, oligomeric, and polymeric organic compounds which contain at least one group which can be activated with actinic radiation, and also air-drying and oxidatively drying alkyd resins, (B) at least one acidic ester of polyphosphoric acid and at least one compound (b1) containing at least one hydroxyl group and at least one group which can be activated with actinic radiation, (C) at least one acidic ester of monophosphoric acid and at least one compound (c1) containing at least one hydroxyl group and at least one group which can be activated with actinic radiation, and (D) at least one acidic, corrosion-inhibiting pigment based on polyphosphoric acid; process for its preparation, and its use as a coil coating primer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2003
    Publication date: January 19, 2006
    Applicant: BASF Coatings Aktiengesellschaft, Glasuritstr. 1
    Inventors: Maxime Allard, Thomas Reher, Dominique kauffer
  • Patent number: 6949591
    Abstract: A coating material curable thermally and with actinic radiation, comprising at least one constituent (a1) containing at least two functional groups (a11) which serve for crosslinking with actinic radiation, and if desired at least one functional group (a12) which is able to undergo thermal crosslinking reactions with a complementary functional group (a22) in the constituent (a2), and at least one constituent (a2) containing at least two functional groups (a21) which serve for crosslinking with actinic radiation, and at least one functional group (a22) which is able to undergo thermal crosslinking reactions with a complementary functional group (a12) in the constituent (a1), and also, if desired, comprising at least one photoinitiator (a3), at least one thermal crosslinking initiator (a4), at least one reactive diluent curable thermally and/or with actinic radiation (a5), at least one coatings additive (a6), and/or at least one thermally curable constituent (a7), with the proviso that the coating material cont
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: BASF Coatings AG
    Inventors: Maxime Allard, Cyrille Jaecques, Isabelle Kauffer
  • Patent number: 6803393
    Abstract: Multicomponent system curable thermally and with actinic radiation, comprising A) an isocyanate-reactive binder comprising A1) at least one unsaturated polyester whose molecule contains on average at least one group that can be activated with actinic radiation, of the formulae I, II and/or III wherein n is an integer from 1 to 10; and A2) at least one binder, different than (A1), whose molecule comprises on average at least two isocyanate-reactive functional groups, and/or A3) at least one binder, different than (A1), whose molecule comprises on average at least one isocyanate-reactive functional group and at least one reactive functional group having at least one bond that can be activated with actinic radiation, and B) a crosslinker comprising B1) at least one polyisocyanate and/or B2) at least one polyisocyanate whose molecule comprises on average at least one reactive functional group having at least one bond that can be activated with actinic radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: BASF Coatings AG
    Inventors: Rainer Blum, Maxime Allard
  • Publication number: 20040096641
    Abstract: A foam laminate comprising
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2003
    Publication date: May 20, 2004
    Inventors: Maxime Allard, Giordano Staid
  • Publication number: 20030134929
    Abstract: Multicomponent system curable thermally and with actinic radiation, comprising A) an isocyanate-reactive binder comprising A1) at least one unsaturated polyester whose molecule contains on average at least one group that can be activated with actinic radiation, of the formulae I, II and/or III 1
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2002
    Publication date: July 17, 2003
    Inventors: Rainer Blum, Maxime Allard