Patents by Inventor Michel Garcia

Michel Garcia 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: 20200041513
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for detecting, by means of flow cytometry, the presence of normal plasma cells and tumoral plasma cells in a sample of cells from a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Guilhem REQUIRAND, Bernard KLEIN, Thierry REME, Jérôme MOREAUX, Sébastien RAIMBAULT, Philippe NERIN, Rosalie PLANTEFEVE, Elina ALATERRE, Jean-Michel GARCIA
  • Patent number: 10533234
    Abstract: Methods for manufacturing hot-stamped components are described. The method includes providing a hot-stamped component by hot forming die quenching, and selecting a first and a second portion of the hot-stamped component, wherein the first portion has a different width than the second portion. A laser system, wherein the laser system includes one or more optical elements and a laser source for generating a laser beam. The laser system is moved along a length of the component. Finally, the laser beam is applied in a single pass onto the selected first and second portions using the laser system, wherein a laser beam spot size is adjusted during the application of the laser beam and is adapted to the widths of the first and second portions, and wherein a power of the laser beam is regulated based on the temperature measured in the hot-stamped component. The disclosure further relates to components obtained using such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: AUTOTECH ENGINEERING S.L.
    Inventor: Michel Garcia
  • Publication number: 20190330796
    Abstract: The invention relates to a waterproof membrane for building applications comprising at least one support carrier and at least one layer of a cross-linked coating composition comprising at least one polyurethane. The invention also relates to a waterproof membrane comprising at least one support carrier and at least one layer of a cross-linked coating composition comprising at least one polyurethane, an optional pre-coating layer to facilitate the manufacturing process, and to join the support carrier with the cross-linked coating composition in the most optimal and durable manner to achieve good surface appearance and chemical bonding between reinforcing carrier and crosslinked polyurethane coating. The waterproof membrane can be prepared and installed with lower cost in comparison to current flat roof waterproofing systems based on liquid two-component polyurethane systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: MIECZYSLAW MICHEL STACHNIK, RAUL FERNANDEZ GARCIA
  • Publication number: 20190268112
    Abstract: Currently, wideband channel simulation/emulation is carried out through channel realizations obtained from dispersion functions dictated by communication standards, in order to perform the tests and validation of the new data communication schemes. However, the channel models available in the state of the art only consider the simulation/emulation of stationary channels with separable dispersion characteristics, allowing only the treatment of unrealistic channels. The present invention describes and details a method and apparatus for performing the channel simulation/emulation in scenarios where the channel is doubly selective, i.e., selective in time and frequency, where the simulation/emulation is of an arbitrarily long duration, and for a channel that is locally non-stationary in time, not stationary in frequency and with a non-separable dispersion function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Ramón PARRA MICHEL, Luis René VELA GARCÍA
  • Publication number: 20190144125
    Abstract: An aircraft which comprises a fuselage and at least one propulsion assembly linked to the fuselage by at least two connecting rods positioned at least partially in an inner zone of the air inlet of the nacelle of the propulsion assembly. Thus, the connecting rods do not interfere with the secondary flow flowing inside the nacelle and do not affect the aerodynamic performance levels of the propulsion assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Eric BOUCHET, Jérôme COLMAGRO, Michel GARCIA
  • Publication number: 20180200836
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing reinforced steel structural components is described. The method comprises providing a previously formed steel structural component, selecting one or more reinforcement zones of the previously formed structural component, and locally depositing a material on the reinforcement zone to create a local reinforcement on a first side of the structural component. Locally depositing a material on the reinforcement zone comprises supplying a metal filler material to the reinforcement zone, and substantially simultaneously applying laser heat to melt the metal filler material and create the reinforcement by drawing specific geometric shapes on the first side of the structural component with the metal filler material and the laser heating. And the method further comprises providing cooling to areas on an opposite side of the structural component. The disclosure further relates to a tool for manufacturing reinforced steel structural components and to the components obtained using such methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: AUTOTECH ENGINEERING A.I.E.
    Inventors: Michel GARCIA, Laura GALCERAN OMS
  • Patent number: 9839603
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dyestuff of plant origin, obtained from a colored part of a plant species, the cell tissues of which contain iridisomes responsible for the coloration of said part. It relates most particularly to a blue dyestuff obtained from the arils of the seeds of the plant species Ravenala madagascariensis. It also relates to compositions, in particular cosmetic compositions, especially intended for making up the skin or superficial body growths, containing said dyestuff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: LVMH RECHERCHE
    Inventors: Patrice Andre, Michel Garcia
  • Publication number: 20170283892
    Abstract: Methods for manufacturing hot-stamped components are described. The method includes providing a hot-stamped component by hot forming die quenching, and selecting a first and a second portion of the hot-stamped component, wherein the first portion has a different width than the second portion. A laser system, wherein the laser system c includes one or more optical elements and a laser source for generating a laser beam. The laser system is moved along a length of the component. Finally, the laser beam is applied in a single pass onto the selected first and second portions using the laser system, wherein a laser beam spot size is adjusted during the application of the laser beam and is adapted to the widths of the first and second portions, and wherein a power of the laser beam is regulated based on the temperature measured in the hot-stamped component. The disclosure further relates to components obtained using such methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventor: Michel GARCIA
  • Publication number: 20170189996
    Abstract: Methods for manufacturing reinforced structural components are described. The methods include providing a previously formed steel structural component having a thickness of 0.7 mm to 5 mm. In a reinforcement zone of the structural component, locally depositing a material on the structural component to create a local reinforcement with a minimum thickness of 0.2 mm, wherein locally depositing a material on the structural component includes supplying a metal powder to the reinforcement zone, and substantially simultaneously applying laser heat to melt the metal powder and create the reinforcement by drawing specific geometric shapes on the structural component with the metal powder and the laser heating. The disclosure further relates to a reinforced component obtained using such methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventor: Michel GARCIA
  • Patent number: 9616513
    Abstract: Methods for joining a first blank and a second blank are disclosed, wherein at least one of the first and second blanks comprising at least a layer of aluminum or of an aluminum alloy. Methods may comprise selecting a first portion of the first blank to be joined to the second blank, and selecting a second portion of the second blank to be joined to the first portion; welding the first portion to the second portion, while supplying a metal powder to a weld zone, wherein the first portion and the second portion of the blanks and the metal powder in the weld zone are melted during welding and the metal powder is mixed with the melted first and second portions, and wherein the metal powder is an iron based powder comprising gammagenic elements. The disclosure further relates to blanks and products obtained using such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: AUTOTECH ENGINEERING A.I.E.
    Inventors: Michel Garcia, Cristina Carrascosa García, Elisenda Vila I Ferrer
  • Publication number: 20160045970
    Abstract: Methods for joining a first blank and a second blank are disclosed, wherein at least one of the first and second blanks comprising at least a layer of aluminum or of an aluminum alloy. Methods may comprise selecting a first portion of the first blank to be joined to the second blank, and selecting a second portion of the second blank to be joined to the first portion; welding the first portion to the second portion, while supplying a metal powder to a weld zone, wherein the first portion and the second portion of the blanks and the metal powder in the weld zone are melted during welding and the metal powder is mixed with the melted first and second portions, and wherein the metal powder is an iron based powder comprising gammagenic elements. The disclosure further relates to blanks and products obtained using such methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Michel GARCIA, Cristina CARRASCOSA GARCÍA, Elisenda VILA I FERRER
  • Publication number: 20140120045
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dyestuff of plant origin, obtained from a colored part of a plant species, the cell tissues of which contain iridisomes responsible for the coloration of said part. It relates most particularly to a blue dyestuff obtained from the arils of the seeds of the plant species Ravenala madagascariensis. It also relates to compositions, in particular cosmetic compositions, especially intended for making up the skin or superficial body growths, containing said dyestuff.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: LVMH RECHERCHE
    Inventors: Patrice ANDRE, Michel GARCIA
  • Patent number: 8685771
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for fabricating light-emitting device. More particularly, the aim of the invention is to allow the fabricating of light emitters with improved efficiency by using artificial materials, enabling antireflection or high-reflectivity treatments to be carried out. For this purpose, subwavelength structures are etched on one of the ends of an emissive cavity, enabling external face to be controlled. The invention applies to any light emitter, and therefore notably to lasers and more particularly still to QCLs (quantum cascade lasers). Moreover, the fabrication process according to the invention is preferably a wafer-scale process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Mane-Si Laure Lee-Bouhours, Michel Garcia, Shailendra Bansropun, Brigitte Loiseaux
  • Publication number: 20130160144
    Abstract: Among other things, one or more techniques and/or systems are provided for verifying an identity of an entity via a third-party authentication system. As an example, an entity may be logged into a website and may have certain access permissions given the manner within which the entity was logged into the website. The entity may attempt to access, via the website, protected data owned by the website and/or owned by a third-party (e.g., social networking website). If the access permissions presently associated with the entity do not allow the entity to access the protected data, a request may be made to the third-party authentication system (e.g., operated by the social networking website) to verify the identity of the entity before increasing the access permissions to grant the entity access to the protected data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Yi Lang Mok, Jonathan Michel Garcia
  • Patent number: 8216556
    Abstract: The invention relates to a solid coloring material obtained by precipitation, in an aqueous medium, of the reaction product of an alkali metal silicate with a colored complex obtained by reaction, in aqueous solution, of a hydrolysable tannin or of a plant extract comprising it with a salt of a metal cation. The invention also relates to a cosmetic composition intended for making up the skin or superficial body growths comprising this coloring material. It also relates to a method for making up the skin or superficial body growths comprising the topical application of this cosmetic composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: LVMH Recherche
    Inventors: Patrice Andre, Elodie Verdier, Michel Garcia
  • Publication number: 20110223121
    Abstract: Dyestuff of plant origin is obtained from a colored part of a plant species, the cell tissues of which contain iridisomes responsible for the coloration of said part. Most particularly, a blue dyestuff is obtained from the arils of the seeds of the plant species Ravenala madagascariensis. Compositions, in particular cosmetic compositions, are especially intended for making up the skin or superficial body growths, containing said dyestuff.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventors: Patrice Andre, Michel Garcia
  • Publication number: 20100209369
    Abstract: The invention relates to a solid coloring material obtained by precipitation, in an aqueous medium, of the reaction product of an alkali metal silicate with a colored complex obtained by reaction, in aqueous solution, of a hydrolysable tannin or of a plant extract comprising it with a salt of a metal cation. The invention also relates to a cosmetic composition intended for making up the skin or superficial body growths comprising this coloring material. It also relates to a method for making up the skin or superficial body growths comprising the topical application of this cosmetic composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: LVMH RECERCHE
    Inventors: Patrice ANDRE, Elodie Verdier, Michel Garcia
  • Publication number: 20100196298
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coloring material comprising a colored product bound to a solid substrate in which said colored product is a colored derivative of geniposide and/or genipin and/or geniposidic acid and/or an extract of a plant comprising at least one of the abovementioned products and said solid substrate is based on silicate and includes at least one metal cation. It also relates to a process for preparing this coloring material. It also relates to the use of this coloring material in the preparation of a coloring composition, in particular of a cosmetic composition, and to a method for making up the skin or superficial body growths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: LVMH RECHERCHE
    Inventors: Patrice ANDRE, Jean-Francois TRANCHANT, Michel GARCIA
  • Patent number: 7703820
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bumper cross-member including an elongated body having a three-dimensional configuration formed from several metal sheet elements joined together by welding and shaped. The three-dimensional configuration has a non-uniform open transversal section along the body. The method includes joining several metal sheet elements together by welding in order to produce a flat tailored blank and shaping the tailored blank to produce the body. Shaping is carried out by hot or cold stamping. The several metal sheet elements can be joined either mutually adjacent or overlaid by different welding techniques, they can be of different of identical thicknesses and of the same type or different types of steel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Autotech Engineering, A.I.E.
    Inventors: Francesc Perarnau Ramos, Julio Peidro Aparici, Michel Garcia, Antonio Bacares
  • Patent number: 7566221
    Abstract: A pipe for feeding a gas into an oven, a furnaces, or the like (such as a CVI/CVD oven), and in particular into a reaction chamber structure inside the oven, is provided with a gastight tubular sealing device extending radially outward of the pipe and defining a path that is practically gastight, through which there extends the feed pipe. The tubular sealing device is preferably at least partially flexible in the transverse direction and/or the axial direction so as to accommodate positioning defects between a location situated in the reaction chamber and a location where the gas feed pipe penetrates the oven (which defects may be due, for example, to asymmetrical thermal expansion/contraction).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: Messier-Bugatti
    Inventors: Jean-Michel Garcia, Olivier Petitjean, Eric Sion