Patents by Inventor Michel Gschwind

Michel Gschwind 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: 20200295916
    Abstract: A method corrects at least one transmission parameter for data transmission between a sensor unit and a control unit. A sensor timing signal is generated by a sensor oscillator with a predetermined period. The at least one transmission parameter is determined on the basis of the sensor timing signal. A reference timing signal is generated by a reference oscillator with a predefined reference period. The sensor timing signal is compared with the reference timing signal. A deviation of a current period of the sensor timing signal from a reference period is determined on the basis of the comparison. The at least one transmission parameter is corrected on the basis of the determined deviation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Michel Walz, Frank Schou, Joerg Conradt, Marlon Ramon Ewert, Rainer Gschwind-Schilling, Mustafa Ajanovic, Kevin Haist, Michael Haug, Guenter Weiss, Daniela Bommer, Darko Rozic
  • Publication number: 20200269661
    Abstract: The invention relates to a nebulizer system (10) for a motor vehicle, having at least: —a tank (12) for a liquid, —a nebulizer chamber (14), said nebulizer chamber (14) having a nebulizer nozzle (22) provided with an acoustic wave output device configured such that said liquid from said tank (12) for the liquid forms a mist of droplets of said liquid, said mist being intended to pass into a passenger compartment of the motor vehicle, and —a filter system (16) capable of filtering said liquid contained in said tank (12) for the liquid before it passes into said nebulizer chamber (14). According to the invention, said nebulizer system (10) has an input module (26) for air, said inlet module (26) for air having an air injection volute (30) capable of channelling the air in the direction of the internal volume of said nebulizer chamber (14). Application in particular to the automotive field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Nicolas Decorde, Michel Gschwind, Frédéric Richard, Stéphane Petit, Yves Rousseau, Vincent Feuillard
  • Publication number: 20200264012
    Abstract: A method monitors a sensor clock signal in a sensor unit, which is generated and output for a data transfer between the sensor unit and a control unit with a predefined period duration. A reference clock signal having a predefined reference period duration is received. The sensor clock signal is compared to the reference clock signal. Based on the comparison, a deviation of the current period duration of the sensor clock signal from a target period duration is detected. Based on the detected deviation, a counting pulse or a reset pulse is emitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Haug, Guenter Weiss, Michel Walz, Daniela Bommer, Frank Schou, Rainer Gschwind-Schilling, Darko Rozic, Mustafa Ajanovic, Joerg Conradt, Marlon Ramon Ewert, Kevin Haist
  • Patent number: 10562060
    Abstract: Nebulization systems to generate a mist of microdroplets of a liquid for the purpose of refreshing the atmosphere. Such nebulization systems are sized for mounting on a sales display for humidifying and refreshing fresh products displayed for sale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: ARECO FINANCES ET TECHNOLOGIE-ARFITEC
    Inventors: Michel Gschwind, Frédéric Richard, Abbas Sabraoui
  • Publication number: 20190070626
    Abstract: Spraying devices capable of producing a fog of micro-droplets from a liquid, and which includes detection of the level of the liquid to be sprayed. The micro-droplets are generated by a piezoelectric element coupled to an acoustic concentrator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Michel GSCHWIND, Abbas SABRAOUI, Frédéric RICHARD
  • Patent number: 9744256
    Abstract: Nebulizer systems to generate a mist of micro-droplets of a liquid for the purpose of freshening the atmosphere. Nebulizer systems having a small size that can be mounted on a sales stall to humidify and freshen fresh products displayed for sale, or in a vehicle to humidify and freshen the air and make it pleasant to breathe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Areco Finances et Technologie-Arfitec
    Inventors: Michel Gschwind, Frédéric Richard, Abbas Sabraoui
  • Publication number: 20170203323
    Abstract: Nebulization systems to generate a mist of microdroplets of a liquid for the purpose of refreshing the atmosphere. Such nebulization systems are sized for mounting on a sales display for humidifying and refreshing fresh products displayed for sale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: Michel GSCHWIND, Frédéric RICHARD, Abbas SABRAOUI
  • Patent number: 9533314
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plug for a display stand for produce, suitable for spraying drops of fluid onto the produce, the plug being suitable for being placed in a section member of such a display stand, and including: at least one central recess; and in a side wall at least one orifice for spraying the fluid, the plug being shaped so as to be capable of having at least one degree of freedom to move relative to the section member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: ARECO FINANCES ET TECHNOLOGIE—ARFITEC
    Inventors: Franck Davranche, Michel Gschwind
  • Patent number: 9504277
    Abstract: A fog distribution head for a fogging apparatus, which has: a fog inlet, and at least two fog outlets, each suitable for placing the inlet in communication with the outside of the head. The head includes at least two plugs suitable for plugging the respective outlets. Each plug is suitable for plugging a single one of the outlets, the plugs being movably mounted with respect to a frame of the head, independently from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: ARECO FINANCES ET TECHNOLOGIE—ARFITEC
    Inventors: Michel Gschwind, Frédéric Richard
  • Publication number: 20160286984
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mist-diffusing head for a spraying apparatus, which comprises: a mouth for supplying mist to the head; an outer wall having at least one mist outlet opening; at least one seal capable of sealing the opening; and a deflector connected to the wall separately from the seal and having a main surface opposite the mouth with at least one portion arranged in a direction other than the direction of the mouth, a larger portion of the opening or of at least one of the openings extending opposite the deflector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: Areco Finances Et Technologie - ARFITEC
    Inventors: Michel GSCHWIND, Julien DUBOIS, Abbas SABRAOUI
  • Publication number: 20160067368
    Abstract: Nebulizer systems to generate a mist of micro-droplets of a liquid for the purpose of freshening the atmosphere. Nebulizer systems having a small size that can be mounted on a sales stall to humidify and freshen fresh products displayed for sale, or in a vehicle to humidify and freshen the air and make it pleasant to breathe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: Michel GSCHWIND, Frédéric RICHARD, Abbas SABRAOUI
  • Publication number: 20150230625
    Abstract: A facility for diffusing a mist of water droplets on products, in particular, on food products displayed for sale, for the purposes of moistening or cooling them. The facility includes at least one area for receiving products, a generator of mist droplets, at least one diffuser of mist droplets to spray a mist over the area for receiving products, at least one suction mechanism and at least one suction port arranged in the surface of the area for receiving products. The suction mechanism is to suck at least one portion of the mist sprayed over the area for receiving products through the at least one suction port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Michel Gschwind, Fabien Fages, Julien Dubois
  • Publication number: 20150223513
    Abstract: A fog distribution head for a fogging apparatus, which has: a fog inlet, and at least two fog outlets, each suitable for placing the inlet in communication with the outside of the head. The head includes at least two plugs suitable for plugging the respective outlets. Each plug is suitable for plugging a single one of the outlets, the plugs being movably mounted with respect to a frame of the head, independently from one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Applicant: ARECO FINANCES ET TECHNOLOGIE-ARFITEC
    Inventors: Michel Gschwind, Frédéric Richard
  • Patent number: 8925832
    Abstract: The device for diffusing sprayed liquid in a reception zone includes a vessel suitable for containing a liquid for spraying and at least one diffuser of sprayed liquid that is arranged in the vessel. The diffuser includes in particular an ultrasound emitter. The cleaning method is such that during a stage of operation of the device in which the device is not diffusing liquid in the reception zone, the following steps are performed: heating a liquid in the vessel up to a predetermined temperature, preferably higher than 60° C., in particular lying in the range 65° C. to 80° C.; and draining the liquid from the vessel via a pipe of the device that is situated outside a circuit for diffusing sprayed liquid in the reception zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Areco Finances et Technologie—Arfitec
    Inventors: Michel Gschwind, Fabien Guerrin, Frederic Richard
  • Publication number: 20120234937
    Abstract: The device for diffusing sprayed liquid in a reception zone includes a vessel suitable for containing a liquid for spraying and at least one diffuser of sprayed liquid that is arranged in the vessel. The diffuser includes in particular an ultrasound emitter. The cleaning method is such that during a stage of operation of the device in which the device is not diffusing liquid in the reception zone, the following steps are performed: heating a liquid in the vessel up to a predetermined temperature, preferably higher than 60° C., in particular lying in the range 65° C. to 80° C.; and draining the liquid from the vessel via a pipe of the device that is situated outside a circuit for diffusing sprayed liquid in the reception zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: ARECO FINANCES ET TECHNOLOGIE - ARFITEC
    Inventors: Michel Gschwind, Fabien Guerrin, Frederic Richard
  • Publication number: 20120067974
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plug for a display stand for produce, suitable for spraying drops of fluid onto the produce, the plug being suitable for being placed in a section member of such a display stand, and including: at least one central recess; and in a side wall at least one orifice for spraying the fluid, the plug being shaped so as to be capable of having at least one degree of freedom to move relative to the section member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: ARECO FINANCES ET TECHNOLOGIE - ARFITEC
    Inventors: Franck Davranche, Michel Gschwind
  • Publication number: 20080011873
    Abstract: A method of atomizing is implemented using a liquid atomizer device having an open-topped vessel suitable for containing a liquid for atomizing, and an atomized liquid diffuser arranged in the vessel. The diffuser comprises both a nozzle containing the liquid coming from the vessel and an ultrasound emitter suitable for emitting ultrasound waves into the liquid so as to atomize it. The method includes a stage of atomizing the liquid, which stage is performed until the level of liquid in the vessel is substantially at a predetermined minimum level. The method further comprises a stage of temporarily interrupting the ultrasound emitter during an interruption duration, which stage is performed at the end of the atomizing stage, and during which the liquid contained in the nozzle drops back into the vessel; and then a new atomizing stage that is performed at the end of the interruption duration so long as the level of liquid in the vessel is above the predetermined minimum level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Applicant: ARECO FINANCES ET TECHNOLOGIE - ARFITEC
    Inventors: Michel Gschwind, Fabien Guerrin
  • Patent number: 5836515
    Abstract: A liquid spraying device including an elongate first vessel closed at one of its ends by a first free face of a piezoelectric transducer capable of emitting waves into a liquid filling the vessel, and open at its end remote from the piezoelectric transducer. The piezoelectric transducer includes a second free face opposite its first free face, and wherein an elongate second vessel is disposed symmetrically to the first vessel relative to the piezoelectric transducer, the second vessel being closed at one of its ends by said second free face of the piezoelectric transducer, which is thus also capable of emitting waves into a liquid filling the second vessel, said second vessel being open at its end remote from the piezoelectric transducer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Assignee: IMRA Europe SA
    Inventors: Georges Fonzes, Michel Gschwind, Jean Lauretti, Gil Ching, Daniel Guyomar, Jean-Denis Sauzade
  • Patent number: 5741067
    Abstract: A method of predicting the formation of water condensation on a surface in contact with humid air includes the steps of placing on the surface an element that adopts initially a temperature approximately equal to a temperature of the surface. The element is thermally cycled. Each cycle includes a cooling phase and a heating phase. The cooling phase includes first and second steps. Electric current is supplied to a cooling mechanism in the first step of the cooling phase to decrease the temperature of the element to below the temperature of the surface. An electric current is supplied to the cooling mechanism in the second step of the cooling phase to further decrease the temperature of the element. The current of the first step is greater than the current of the second step, such that the temperature of the element decreases more rapidly in the first step than in the second step. The formation of water condensation on the surface is predicted based upon the formation of water condensation on the element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1998
    Assignee: Imra Europe SA
    Inventors: Michel Gschwind, Pascal Ancey
  • Patent number: 5624608
    Abstract: The invention relates to a spraying device including a tank which is open at its upper part, capable of containing a liquid to be sprayed, such as water, while being filled up to its opening, a piozoelectric element capable of emitting waves into the liquid and fan means for creating a circulation of air in the vicinity of the surface of the liquid. The waves are focused in the vicinity of the opening of the tank, and the cross-section of the tank (1) has a progressive constriction towards the opening (2) of the tank (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1997
    Assignee: IMRA Europe SA
    Inventors: Gil Ching, Anne Giovanini, Daniel Guyomar, Jean-Denis Sauzade, Georges Fonzes, Michel Gschwind, Jean Lauretti