Patents by Inventor Michel Fardeau

Michel Fardeau 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: 5863743
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for aiding in the diagnosis of merosin deficiency-type congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD). The method is based on the discovery of a previously unidentified form of CMD which is characterized by a substantial reduction in the levels of merosin in skeletal muscle tissue containing normal levels of dystrophin and dystrophin-associated proteins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1999
    Assignee: University of Iowa Research Foundation
    Inventors: Kevin P. Campbell, Yoshihide Sunada, Fernando M. S. Tome, Michel Fardeau
  • Patent number: 5787334
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for automatically identifying a program broadcast by a radio station or by a television channel, or recorded on a medium, by adding an inaudible encoded message to the sound signal of the program, the message identifying the broadcasting channel or station, the program, and/or the exact date. In one embodiment the sound signal is transmitted via an analog-to-digital converter to a data processor enabling frequency components to be split up, enabling the energy in some of the frequency components to be altered in a predetermined manner to form an encoded identification message, and with the output from the data processor being connected via a digital-to-analog converter to an audio output for broadcasting or recording the sound signal. In another embodiment, an analog bandpass filter is employed to separate a band of frequencies from the sound signal so that energy in the separated band may be thus altered to encode the sound signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1998
    Assignee: Ceridian Corporation
    Inventors: Michel Fardeau, Michel Briend, Marc Tommasi, Serge Galant
  • Patent number: 5672694
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a substantially pure nucleic acid sequence encoding a mammalian 43 kDa non-dystrophin component (.beta.-sarcoglycan) of the dystrophin-glycoprotein complex. Also disclosed are immunogenic peptides which, when used to immunize a mammal, stimulate the production of antibodies which bind specifically to the .beta.-sarcoglycan. Mutations in the .beta.-sarcoglycan gene which are associated with autosomal recessive limb-girdle muscular dystrophy are also disclosed. The identification of such mutations enables the design of nucleic acid probes which hybridize specifically to a mutant form of .beta.-sarcoglycan, or the complement thereof, but not to the DNA of the wild-type form of the gene (or the complement thereof), under stringent hybridization conditions. Such probes are useful, for example, in connection with the diagnosis of autosomal recessive limb-girdle muscular dystrophy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1997
    Assignee: University of Iowa Research Foundation
    Inventors: Kevin P. Campbell, Leland Lim, Franck Duclos, Yoshihide Sunada, Jacques S. Beckmann, Odile Broux, Fernando M. S. Tome, Michel Fardeau, Charles E. Jackson
  • Patent number: 5581800
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for automatically identifying a program broadcast by a radio station or by a television channel, or recorded on a medium, by adding an inaudible encoded message to the sound signal of the program, the message identifying the broadcasting channel or station, the program, and/or the exact date. In one embodiment the sound signal is transmitted via an analog-to-digital converter to a data processor enabling frequency components to be split up, enabling the energy in some of the frequency components to be altered in a predetermined manner to form an encoded identification message, and with the output from the data processor being connected via a digital-to-analog converter to an audio output for broadcasting or recording the sound signal. In another embodiment, an analog bandpass filter is employed to separate a band of frequencies from the sound signal so that energy in the separated band may be thus altered to encode the sound signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Assignee: The Arbitron Company
    Inventors: Michel Fardeau, Michel Briend, Marc Tommasi, Serge Galant
  • Patent number: 5574962
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for automatically identifying a program broadcast by a radio station or by a television channel, or recorded on a medium, by adding an inaudible encoded message to the sound signal of the program, the message identifying the broadcasting channel or station, the program, and/or the exact date. In one embodiment the sound signal is transmitted via an analog-to-digital converter to a data processor enabling frequency components to be split up, enabling the energy in some of the frequency components to be altered in a predetermined manner to form an encoded identification message, and with the output from the data processor being connected via a digital-to-analog converter to an audio output for broadcasting or recording the sound signal. In another embodiment, an analog bandpass filter is employed to separate a band of frequencies from the sound signal so that energy in the separated band may be thus altered to encode the sound signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1996
    Assignee: The Arbitron Company
    Inventors: Michel Fardeau, Michel Briend, Marc Tommasi, Serge Galant
  • Patent number: 4323770
    Abstract: An apparatus for receiving and processing bets on games, as Lotto, in which a central processing unit is connected to at least one member for entering information, as a keyboard, a unit for recording information and at least one printer for delivering an appropriately marked receipt ticket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1982
    Assignee: Societe d'Etude de Systems Avances et d'Amenagements
    Inventors: Gerard Dieulot, Mathias Juan, Michel Fardeau
  • Patent number: 4172417
    Abstract: A method of rapidly applying marks by spraying ink or another marking substance on to articles which move at a high speed or from a marker which is moving rapidly, comprising the step of speeding up the ink to be sprayed by centrifugal acceleration produced by rotation around an axis and guiding the ink during acceleration, so as to produce at least one ink jet along a sweeping path directed, during a fraction of a revolution, towards the article to be marked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 30, 1979
    Assignee: Hotchkiss Brandt Sogeme
    Inventors: Michel Fardeau, Louis Duthion, Jean-Pierre Volat
  • Patent number: 4077322
    Abstract: A method of rapidly applying marks by spraying ink or another marking substance on to articles which move at a high speed or from a marker which is moving rapidly, comprising the step of speeding up the ink to be sprayed by centrifugal acceleration produced by rotation around an axis and guiding the ink during acceleration, so as to produce at least one ink jet along a sweeping path directed, during a fraction of a revolution, towards the article to be marked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1973
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1978
    Assignee: Hotchkiss Brandt Sogeme
    Inventors: Michel Fardeau, Louis Duthion, Jean-Pierre Volat