Patents by Inventor Michel Leduc

Michel Leduc 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: 20160212129
    Abstract: A method of accessing data at a device, wherein the data is stored remotely from the device or in removable storage, comprises the following steps: (i) sending a request from the device to access the data, the request including an identification code of a secure element or memory card associated with the device; (ii) verifying, based at least partly on the identification code, whether access to the data is to be allowed or denied; and (iii) allowing or denying the device access to the data accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Applicant: LIBERTY VAULTS LIMITED
    Inventors: Christopher Iain Johnston, Michel Leduc
  • Publication number: 20150289134
    Abstract: A method of accessing a partition on a mobile communication device may include the steps of receiving data specifying a partition, receiving an identification code from an identification module in or associated with the device, determining, based on both the data specifying a partition and the identification code, whether access to the specified partition is to be allowed, and allowing or denying access to the specified partition accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher Iain Johnston, Michel Leduc
  • Patent number: 8997659
    Abstract: A furniture element forming a table (1) including a base box (2) and several coplanar main plates mobile in circular translation in a common plane. A mechanism (4) enables synchronized displacement in the common plane, wherein the plates (3) can assume at least two relative configurations, one in which they combine to form a full plate, the other in which the plates jointly define a central space 51. A mobile central plate (5) can be displaced according to an axis perpendicular to the plane defined by the main plates (3), to move from a low position in which the central plate (5) is retracted by the main plates (3) to a high position in which it is placed in the plane of the main plates (3) at the level of the central space (51), forming a full plate with the main plates (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: La Coupe International, Ltd.
    Inventor: Michel Leduc
  • Publication number: 20130340654
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a furniture element forming a table (1) comprising a base box (2) and several coplanar main plates mobile in circular translation in their common plane, a mechanism (4) enabling their synchronised displacement in their common plane, said plates (3) which can assume at least two relative configurations, one in which they combine to form a full plate, the other in which the plate which they jointly define comprises a central space 51, comprising a mobile central plate (5) which can be displaced according to an axis perpendicular to the plane defined by the main plates (3), to move from a low position in which said central plate (5) is retracted by the main plates (3) to a high position in which it is placed in the plane of said main plates (3) at the level of the central space (51), forming a full plate with the main plates (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: La Coupe International, Ltd.
    Inventor: Michel Leduc
  • Patent number: 8285906
    Abstract: A module is provided for installation in a drive bay of a computer and is adapted to accommodate expansion circuitry rather than the electromechanical devices conventionally installed in drive bays. A system interface board is provided for insertion into an expansion socket on the computer's motherboard and is connected to the module, thus interfacing the expansion circuitry to the computer. The expansion circuitry can be greater in volume and is more accessible and more easily cooled than expansion circuitry installed in expansion sockets on the motherboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Golka, Steven Rhodes, Michel Leduc, Richard Martin, Ronald Wellard
  • Patent number: 7409044
    Abstract: An emergency call system includes an emergency call device capable of accessing at least a wireless telecommunication network by means of a communication apparatus. A server processes the emergency call coming from an emergency call device via the communication apparatus. The invention is applicable to emergency call systems in case of health accidents, assaults, accidents and the like. The emergency call device can be a smart card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: GEMPLUS
    Inventor: Michel Leduc
  • Publication number: 20080001844
    Abstract: A masking device (10, 100, 31, 80) for preventing remote exchange of data between a reader and a contactless object (21, 121, 41, 81) equipped with a radiofrequency device, the radiofrequency device including an antenna (22, 122, 42, 70) and a chip (24, 124, 44, 84) connected together. The masking device includes at least network of conductive lines (20, 120, 30, 70, 13) made on a planar support (11, 111, 32, 92), the device preventing the wake-up of the chip (24, 124, 44, 84) and the reading of its data when it is placed near the antenna (22, 122, 42, 82).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2007
    Publication date: January 3, 2008
    Inventors: Elias Sabbah, Michel Leduc, Georges Kayanakis
  • Patent number: 6840007
    Abstract: A rotary growing apparatus comprises a cylindrical structure or drum provided with a series of parallel elongated, longitudinally extending, baskets adapted to receive therein the plants to be grown. A support base is provided for the drum, and a drive mechanism is adapted to rotate the drum on the support base about a rotational axis of the drum. At least one light source extends inside the drum about which the drum and the plants carried thereby can rotate. A feeding system provides nutrient fluid to the growing plants as the drum rotates and the baskets contact the nutrient fluid. The elongated baskets each include a bottom wall and a pair of side walls and are capable of receiving therein a series of plants supported by a growing medium. The elongated baskets define in the bottom and side walls thereof a plurality of apertures for allowing the nutrient fluid to access the plants. The elongated baskets are removably attached to a pair of parallel and opposed rims of the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Inventors: Michel Leduc, Claude Poirier
  • Patent number: 6794727
    Abstract: A process for continuous manufacture of electronic modules (6) including the steps of providing a microcircuit and antenna receiving side on a continuous strip (8) and module surface areas; arranging, e.g., by printing, on the module surface area, a plane spiral antenna (2) wholly arranged to this area; fixing on said strip (8) a microcircuit (7) provided with contact pads (13, 14) after placing an insulator between the microcircuit the strip (8); making an electric connection between the antenna (2) and of the microcircuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Gemplus
    Inventors: Michel Leduc, Philippe Martin, Richard Kalinowski
  • Publication number: 20040060491
    Abstract: A rotary growing apparatus comprises a cylindrical structure or drum provided with a series of parallel elongated, longitudinally extending, baskets adapted to receive therein the plants to be grown. A support base is provided for the drum, and a drive mechanism is adapted to rotate the drum on the support base about a rotational axis of the drum. At least one light source extends inside the drum about which the drum and the plants carried thereby can rotate. A feeding system provides nutrient fluid to the growing plants as the drum rotates and the baskets contact the nutrient fluid. The elongated baskets each include a bottom wall and a pair of side walls and are capable of receiving therein a series of plants supported by a growing medium. The elongated baskets define in the bottom and side walls thereof a plurality of apertures for allowing the nutrient fluid to access the plants. The elongated baskets are removably attached to a pair of parallel and opposed rims of the drum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2003
    Publication date: April 1, 2004
    Inventors: Michel Leduc, Claude Poirier
  • Publication number: 20040024706
    Abstract: An emergency call system includes an emergency call device capable of accessing at least a wireless telecommunication network by means of a communication apparatus. A server processes the emergency call coming from an emergency call device via the communication apparatus. The invention is applicable to emergency call systems in case of health accidents, assaults, accidents and the like. The emergency call device can be a smart card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2003
    Publication date: February 5, 2004
    Inventor: Michel Leduc
  • Publication number: 20030046467
    Abstract: A module is provided for installation in a drive bay of a computer and is adapted to accommodate expansion circuitry rather than the electromechanical devices conventionally installed in drive bays. A system interface board is provided for insertion into an expansion socket on the computer's motherboard and is connected to the module, thus interfacing the expansion circuitry to the computer. The expansion circuitry can be greater in volume and is more accessible and more easily cooled than expansion circuitry installed in expansion sockets on the motherboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2002
    Publication date: March 6, 2003
    Inventors: Kevin Golka, Steven Rhodes, Michel Leduc, Richard Martin, Ronald Wellard
  • Publication number: 20030025186
    Abstract: An electronic module (6) suitable for producing contactless cards (1) and/or contactless electronic labels, and comprising a carrier (10) for an electronic microcircuit (7) connectable to an antenna (2) to enable contactless operation of the module (6). The whole of the antenna (2) is arranged on the electronic module (6) and the turns lie in the plane of the carrier substrate (10). Said electronic module (6) is useful for producing contactless cards and electronic labels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2002
    Publication date: February 6, 2003
    Applicant: Gem plus
    Inventors: Michel Leduc, Philippe Martin, Richard Kalinowski
  • Patent number: 6507882
    Abstract: A module is provided for installation in a drive bay of a computer and is adapted to accommodate expansion circuitry rather than the electromechanical devices conventionally installed in drive bays. A system interface board is provided for insertion into an expansion socket on the computer's motherboard and is connected to the module, thus interfacing the expansion circuitry to the computer. The expansion circuitry can be greater in volume and is more accessible and more easily cooled than expansion circuitry installed in expansion sockets on the motherboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2003
    Assignee: Nortel Networks Limited
    Inventors: Kevin Golka, Steven Rhodes, Michel Leduc, Richard Martin, Ronald Wellard
  • Publication number: 20020089049
    Abstract: An electronic module (6) suitable for producing contactless cards (1) and/or contactless electronic labels, and comprising a carrier (10) for an electronic microcircuit (7) connectable to an antenna (2) to enable contactless operation of the module (6). The whole of the antenna (2) is arranged on the electronic module (6) and the turns lie in the plane of the carrier substrate (10). Said electronic module (6) is useful for producing contactless cards and electronic labels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 1998
    Publication date: July 11, 2002
    Inventors: MICHEL LEDUC, PHILIPPE MARTIN, RICHARD KALINOWSKI
  • Patent number: 5969333
    Abstract: Information collection system for card readers having a planar part (1) that can be plugged into a card reader and possesses an ISO type connector (10) for a serial transmission of information, a part (2) having a PCMCIA format connector (20) permitting a parallel transmission of information, and a part (3) having circuits making it possible to store the data received in serial form and retransmit it in parallel form on the PCMCIA connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Assignee: Gemplus
    Inventors: Serge Barthelemy, Stephane Vaudandaine, Michel Leduc
  • Patent number: 5563948
    Abstract: The device of the invention for a pay-television system comprises an emitter and several receivers using "smart cards". In addition to the unscrambling control signals, the emitter sends encrypted authentication messages to which a correct response can be given only by the receivers where valid cards are used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1996
    Assignee: Laboratoire Europeen De Recherches Electroniques Avancees, Societe En Nom Collectif
    Inventors: Eric Diehl, Joel Hamon, Michel Leduc
  • Patent number: 5539188
    Abstract: The system includes an electronic label (1) and a data terminal (6). The electronic label (1) is provided with a device for the emitting of electromagnetic waves (8) fixed to a ring (2) of the bottom of the protective bell (5). The data terminal (6) is coupled to a detachable read/write head (7) that can be inserted, as desired, into the bell (5) directly facing the label (1) bearing ring (2) to transmit information elements between the data terminal (6) and the label. The system may be used for the automatic identification of gas cylinder type articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1996
    Assignee: Gemplus Card International
    Inventors: Michel Fallah, Michel Leduc
  • Patent number: 5434397
    Abstract: To counter illicit prevention of the invalidation of a smart card in a pay television network, for example when the period of validity for the card has expired, a verification of the card reader's ability to write to the card's memory is made. This verification consists in periodically sending a data item to be stored in the card. A counter on the card is reset by the writing voltage of the card's storage. In the event the writing voltage does not reach the counter, the counter's overflow output is connected to a read inhibition circuit which blocks functions of the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1995
    Assignee: Laboratoire Europeen de Recherches Electroniques Avancees, Societe en Nom Collectif
    Inventors: Eric Diehl, Joel Hamon, Michel Leduc
  • Patent number: 5210608
    Abstract: According to the disclosed method, a reference line is caused to be transmitted during the non-visible part of the image, the transmissions are received with a calibrated receiver, this reference line is sampled, an error signal is produced from the difference between this line and its theoretical value, a correction coefficient is deduced therefrom for each of the samples of the line, and this correction coefficient is applied to the lines of the following frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1993
    Assignee: Laboratoire Europeen de Recherches Electroniques Avancees Societe en Nom Collectif
    Inventor: Michel Leduc