Patents by Inventor Michel Girard

Michel Girard 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: 20240159296
    Abstract: A winch-winding assembly for use with a flatbed winch, for example. The winch-winding assembly can be used for winding tie-down straps. The winch-winding assembly can include a gear system, a drive shaft connected to the gear system in order to cause rotation of the gear system and an engagement arm being configured to engage with and rotate part of the flatbed winch. A drill-support mechanism can be further provided to guide or support a body of a hand-held drill during engagement and rotation of the drive shaft. The engagement arm can comprise a stem and a finger mounted to the stem and being displaceable between a retracted position disengaging the flatbed winch, and an extended position engaging the flatbed winch, to rotate the winch drum in response to rotation of the stem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2024
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: Hermel BUJOLD, Jacques FORTIN, Vincent GIRARD, Pierre THERIAULT, Michel TAILLON
  • Patent number: 10927832
    Abstract: A peristaltic pump (1) comprising a pump body (2), an inlet (21), an outlet (22) and a pipe (4) attached to the inlet (21) and to the outlet (22) by a device comprising: —a flange (5) held to the pump body (2) by a bracket (6), —an insert (8), inserted against the inner wall (41) of the pipe (4) and comprising a shoulder (82), the inner wall of which bears against the outer wall (52) of the flange (5), characterised in that the pump body (2) comprises an inner circular groove (23) at the inlet (21) and at the outlet (22), and in that the securing device comprises a deformable elastic ring (10) inserted into said circular groove (23), and a pusher (11) having the shape of a ring comprising a projection matching the shape of the groove, the elastic ring (10) being compressed by the pusher (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: MOUVEX
    Inventors: Fabrice Bariau, Michel Girard
  • Publication number: 20180195507
    Abstract: A peristaltic pump (1) comprising a pump body (2), an inlet (21), an outlet (22) and a pipe (4) attached to the inlet (21) and to the outlet (22) by a device comprising: a flange (5) held to the pump body (2) by a bracket (6), an insert (8), inserted against the inner wall (41) of the pipe (4) and comprising a shoulder (82), the inner wall of which bears against the outer wall (52) of the flange (5), characterised in that the pump body (2) comprises an inner circular groove (23) at the inlet (21) and at the outlet (22), and in that the securing device comprises a deformable elastic ring (10) inserted into said circular groove (23), and a pusher (11) having the shape of a ring comprising a projection matching the shape of the groove, the elastic ring (10) being compressed by the pusher (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Fabrice BARIAU, Michel GIRARD
  • Patent number: 9188684
    Abstract: A fission chamber count rate measurement device and to the associated fission chamber calibration device; the count rate measurement device comprises: (1) a measurement cell, which contains the fission chamber (CH); (2) a neutron generator, which emits neutrons in the form of periodic pulses towards the fission chamber; (3) a neutron counter (K), which detects and counts the neutrons emitted by the neutron generator; and (4) a computing circuit, which delivers, over a predetermined time interval, a fission chamber count rate normalized with reference to the number of neutrons counted by the neutron counter (K).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Jean-Pascal Hudelot, Jean-Michel Girard, Philippe Bernard, Nicolas Saurel
  • Patent number: 8817939
    Abstract: A method to determine the effective masses of deposits of fissile matter, including a first measuring step to measure the count rate of deposits of fissile matter of known effective masses to form a matrix [C]0, a second measuring step to measure the count rate of deposits of fissile matter to form a matrix [C], and a computing step to calculate the effective masses to be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Jean-Pascal Hudelot, Jean-Michel Girard
  • Publication number: 20120189088
    Abstract: A method for determining isotope ratio of fissile material having a main isotope and at least one impurity isotope, including: measurement of net areas, at respective energies, of gamma peaks of the fissile material; measurement of the reference total absorption efficiencies at the energies; calculation of the total efficiency transfers of the fissile material; and calculation of the isotope ratio of fissile material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENE. ALT
    Inventors: Claire Vaglio-Gaudard, Jean-Michel Girard, Pierre Leconte
  • Patent number: 7940754
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for communicating with a plurality of network processors, one or more of the processors having a different operating environment, includes receiving an application programming interface (API) call from a user application, the API call including a call address identifying one or more of the network processors; and accessing a memory that identifies an appropriate form for the API call for each operating environment implemented by each network processor identified by the call address; and building one or more messages including the appropriate form for the API call for the operating environment of each of the network processors to receive any particular message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Claude Basso, Philippe Damon, Alain Albert Dorel, Mathieu Michel Girard, Colin Beaton Verrilli
  • Publication number: 20100310033
    Abstract: A method to determine the effective masses of deposits of fissile matter, including a first measuring step to measure the count rate of deposits of fissile matter of known effective masses to form a matrix [C]0, a second measuring step to measure the count rate of deposits of fissile matter to form a matrix [C], and a computing step to calculate the effective masses to be determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Jean-Pascal Hudelot, Jean-Michel Girard
  • Patent number: 7826445
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for communicating with a plurality of network processors, one or more of the processors having a different operating environment, includes receiving an application programming interface (API) call from a user application, the API call including a call address identifying one or more of the network processors; and accessing a memory that identifies an appropriate form for the API call for each operating environment implemented by each network processor identified by the call address; and building one or more messages for the network processors identified by the call address, each of the one or more messages including the appropriate form for the API call for the operating environment of each of the network processors to receive any particular message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Claude Basso, Philippe Damon, Alain Albert Dorel, Mathieu Michel Girard, Colin Beaton Verrilli
  • Publication number: 20100266092
    Abstract: A fission chamber count rate measurement device and to the associated fission chamber calibration device; the count rate measurement device comprises: (1) a measurement cell, which contains the fission chamber (CH); (2) a neutron generator, which emits neutrons in the form of periodic pulses towards the fission chamber; (3) a neutron counter (K), which detects and counts the neutrons emitted by the neutron generator; and (4) a computing circuit, which delivers, over a predetermined time interval, a fission chamber count rate normalized with reference to the number of neutrons counted by the neutron counter (K).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: Commissariat A L'Energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Jean-Pascal Hudelot, Jean-Michel Girard, Philippe Bernard, Nicolas Saurel
  • Publication number: 20090320559
    Abstract: Apparatus for evaluating the fragrance characteristics of a substance comprises a cylindrical chamber (2) in which is located a block (3) for supporting a substance, e.g. a fragrance to be evaluated. A flow of air, generated by a fan (4), passes through the chamber (2), around the substance and leaves the chamber via a main outlet (7) and a plurality of sensing outlets (12) each provided with a metering valve (13) leading the air flow to a corresponding nasal mask (16). Individuals take two or three sniffs of the air flow from the mask and record their findings on a pre-prepared form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: Imperial Chemical Industries PLC
    Inventors: Marie Josephine Louise Lemieuvre, Michel Girard, Jerome Jallat, Tahir Iftikhar Malik
  • Publication number: 20080163268
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for communicating with a plurality of network processors, one or more of the processors having a different operating environment, includes receiving an application programming interface (API) call from a user application, the API call including a call address identifying one or more of the network processors; and accessing a memory that identifies an appropriate form for the API call for each operating environment implemented by each network processor identified by the call address; and building one or more messages including the appropriate form for the API call for the operating environment of each of the network processors to receive any particular message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Claude BASSO, Philippe Damon, Alain Albert Dorel, Mathieu Michel Girard, Colin Beaton Verrilli
  • Patent number: 7190093
    Abstract: An automation device includes a modular assembly with a primary group configured for use with a hardware element. The primary group includes a controller providing signals. A feeder unit provides power to automated units. A primary first link connects the input/output modules, the primary first link carrying the signals and carrying power to the input/output modules. A primary second link connects the input/output modules and carries power to the automated units. A terminating module connects to the primary first and second links. A secondary module group is associated with a secondary zone of the hardware element. The secondary group includes a lead module connected to a secondary first link and a secondary second link, the secondary first link connected to the primary first link. A cable connects the terminating module with the lead module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Schneider Automation Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Bet, Michel Girard, Philippe Rix
  • Patent number: 6840819
    Abstract: An electrical apparatus including a base configured to be fitted to a holding rail with opposing coplanar arms, and configured to accommodate a component member of the apparatus and fitted with a locking device having two opposing catches each intended to hook onto a respective arm of the rail. Further, at least one of the two catches is joined to a slide configured to slide in a direction and can be moved by a manual unlocking member. In addition, he manual unlocking member includes a lever pivoted around at least one bearing pin having an axis perpendicular to the sliding direction of the slide, and the lever cooperates with the slide bar via a cam device guiding through a slide track having an axis parallel to the axis of the bearing pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: Schneider Automation Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Bet, Frédéric Delvaux, Michel Girard, Philippe Rix
  • Publication number: 20040179522
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for communicating with a plurality of network processors, one or more of the processors having a different operating environment, includes receiving an application programming interface (API) call from a user application, the API call including a call address identifying one or more of the network processors; and accessing a memory that identifies an appropriate form for the API call for each operating environment implemented by each network processor identified by the call address; and building one or more messages for the network processors identified by the call address, each of the one or more messages including the appropriate form for the API call for the operating environment of each of the network processors to receive any particular message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2003
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Claude Basso, Philippe Damon, Alain Albert Dorel, Mathieu Michel Girard, Colin Beaton Verrilli
  • Publication number: 20030193784
    Abstract: An automation device comprising a modular assembly associated with a hardware element. This assembly includes in the primary group of modules a bus coupler 20, a feeder unit 21 to distribute feeder power at voltages Uin, Uout for the automated units, functional modules 22 and a terminating module 30.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2003
    Publication date: October 16, 2003
    Applicant: Schneider Automation Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Bet, Michel Girard, Philippe Rix
  • Publication number: 20030143896
    Abstract: Electrical apparatus comprising a base which can accommodate a constituent member, and which can be fitted to a holding rail, in particular a top hat-type rail, via a locking device with two opposite fastening catches (30), one of which is joined to a slide (31).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2003
    Publication date: July 31, 2003
    Applicant: Schneider Automation Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Bet, Frederic Delvaux, Michel Girard, Philippe Rix
  • Patent number: 6147419
    Abstract: Output-motor assembly comprising output elements assembled side by side on at least one socket (S), each element comprising switching devices (1, 3, 40) connected to corresponding connectors (50, 51, 52) on a printed circuit placed in the socket, the said connectors being connected to an input side connector (6) in the circuit fitted with groups of connection pins (D1-D8, C1-C8, R1-R8). The input side connector (6) comprises pins used for switching devices of socket (S) connected in a pin order corresponding to the order of the locations of elements on the socket, and pins useable for switching devices in at least one adjacent socket (S). The printed circuit (C) comprises an output side connector (7) with groups of connection pins identical to the groups on the input side connector (6), the useable pins on the input side connector (6) being connected to the same number of the first connection pins on the output side connector (7), in the same order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2000
    Assignee: Schneider Electric SA
    Inventor: Michel Girard
  • Patent number: 6127748
    Abstract: An installation for the electrical connection between an assembly of items of electrical equipment which are affixed onto a common baseplate and a system for command and control of that assembly. The installation includes an electrical interface device which provides a connection of signals from the equipment in the assembly with the signal linkage connected to the system. The interface device can be mechanically dissociated from the base plate and is attached to it by a detachable fixing element. The device includes a casing which houses a printed circuit by which two connectors are located which respectively provide the electrical connection with the assembly and with the linkage and which are interconnected through a printed circuit. One of the connectors is specifically adapted to the type of linkage used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Schneider Electric SA
    Inventors: Michel Girard, Emmanuel Latour, Didier Sibille
  • Patent number: 5870278
    Abstract: A motor starter assembly made up of sub-assemblies each formed from a circuit breaker 40 and a contactor 60 and positioned on a baseplate 20 with which a set of power bars 23 is associated. The baseplate includes a support area 21 for the sub-assemblies and a connection are preferably a bracket 22 that is overhanging in relation to the support area. The baseplate further includes power connection elements and or control connection elements provided on the bracket and the connection area to permit plugging in of the sub-assemblies on the baseplate along an engagement direction Z approximately parallel with the support area and perpendicular to a direction X of a set of bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1999
    Assignee: Schneider Electric SA
    Inventors: Michel Girard, Emmanuel Latour, Didier Sibille