Patents by Inventor Michel Moreau

Michel Moreau 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: 10987030
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for detecting an attempt to spoof and facial recognitions apparatus determines for a plurality of spatially separated regions of a surface, a respective measure of at least one vital sign. A determination is made from the respective measures of at least one vital sign, homogeneity information associated with the respective measures, the homogeneity information is used to determine if said spatially separate regions of said surface are living tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Vincent Jeanne, Solene Moreau, Michel Jozef Agnes Asselman
  • Publication number: 20200355087
    Abstract: Turbomachine modules, for example for an aircraft, include a turbine nozzle having several sectors (S), each sector having guide vanes extending between inner and outer platform elements, at least one of the platform elements of each sector carrying, on the one hand, at least one sealing blade configured to ensure fluid sealing between the platform element and the adjacent structural element, and, on the other hand, a device configured to hold the at least one sealing blade in a sealing position. The device includes a leaf spring having a middle portion fixed to the platform element, and opposite end portions which are supported on the sealing blade carried by the platform element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES
    Inventors: Vincent Gérard Michel Moreau, Sabrina Benkaci, Emmanuel Wilfrid Léon Berche
  • Patent number: 10668300
    Abstract: Radiation treatment planning and administration can include a Monte Carlo computer simulation tool to simulate photo-generated electrons in tissue. In the simulation, electrons that have left tissue voxels and entered air voxels can be evaluated to identify electrons that are circling along a spiraling trajectory in the air voxels. After at least one full spiraling circumference or other specified distance has been traversed using a detailed electron transport model, a simpler linear ballistic motion model can be instituted. This speeds simulation while accurately accounting for spiraling electrons that re-enter tissue voxels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Elekta, Inc.
    Inventors: Sami Hissoiny, Michel Moreau
  • Publication number: 20200061389
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for use in adaptive radiotherapy and a treatment planning device. The method may comprise accessing a first medical image and a second medical image that represent a region of interest of a patient at different times. Each medical image is segmented into a target region and at least one non-target region. The method may further comprise accessing a deformation vector field including a plurality of vectors, wherein each vector defines a geometric transformation to map a respective voxel in the first medical image to a corresponding voxel in the second medical image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Virgil Matthew Willcut, Michel Moreau
  • Patent number: 10485990
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for use in adaptive radiotherapy and a treatment planning device. The method may comprise accessing a first medical image and a second medical image that represent a region of interest of a patient at different times. Each medical image is segmented into a target region and at least one non-target region. The method may further comprise accessing a deformation vector field including a plurality of vectors, wherein each vector defines a geometric transformation to map a respective voxel in the first medical image to a corresponding voxel in the second medical image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Elekta, Inc.
    Inventors: Virgil Matthew Willcut, Michel Moreau
  • Patent number: 10401445
    Abstract: A magnetic resonance transmit and/or receive antenna system configured for being used in combination with a magnetic resonance radiotherapy system. The antenna system can include at least one antenna for transmitting and/or receiving radio frequency signals and a cover enclosing the antenna components. The antenna can include antenna components and the cover can include a spatially varying thickness and/or density towards an outer edge of the surface and/or next to an antenna component as to make the change in radiation attenuation between the enclosing cover compared to the antenna component and/or air more gradual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Wycliffe Adell Raduma, Annemaria Johanna Halkola, Michel Moreau
  • Publication number: 20190175940
    Abstract: Radiation treatment planning and administration can include a Monte Carlo computer simulation tool to simulate photo-generated electrons in tissue. In the simulation, electrons that have left tissue voxels and entered air voxels can be evaluated to identify electrons that are circling along a spiraling trajectory in the air voxels. After at least one full spiraling circumference or other specified distance has been traversed using a detailed electron transport model, a simpler linear ballistic motion model can be instituted. This speeds simulation while accurately accounting for spiraling electrons that re-enter tissue voxels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Sami Hissoiny, Michel Moreau
  • Patent number: 10300303
    Abstract: An image-guided therapy delivery system includes a therapy generator configured to generate a therapy beam directed to a time-varying therapy locus within a therapy recipient, an imaging input configured to receive imaging information about a time-varying target locus within the therapy recipient, and a therapy controller. The therapy generator includes a therapy output configured to direct the therapy beam according to a therapy protocol. The therapy controller is configured to automatically generate a predicted target locus using information indicative of an earlier target locus extracted from the imaging information, a cyclic motion model, and a specified latency, and automatically generate an updated therapy protocol to align the time-varying therapy locus with the predicted target locus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignees: Elekta LTD., Elekta, Inc.
    Inventors: Rupert Archie Brooks, Michel Moreau, Leila Pishdad
  • Patent number: 10300305
    Abstract: An adaptive therapy delivery system can receive imaging information including a volumetric image comprising a target such as a tumor or one or more other structures, and can receive imaging information corresponding to one or more imaging slices comprising different portions of the target, such as imaging slices acquired at different times after acquisition of the volumetric image. The system can spatially register information from an earlier-acquired image with a portion of the target included in a later-acquired one of the imaging slices. The system can then determine an updated location of the target indicated by the spatially-registered information. Using the updated location, the system can generate an updated therapy protocol to control delivery of a therapy beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Elekta, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Emile Lachaine, Fabienne Lathuiliere, Michel Moreau
  • Publication number: 20190070436
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for use in adaptive radiotherapy and a treatment planning device. The method may comprise accessing a first medical image and a second medical image that represent a region of interest of a patient at different times. Each medical image is segmented into a target region and at least one non-target region. The method may further comprise accessing a deformation vector field including a plurality of vectors, wherein each vector defines a geometric transformation to map a respective voxel in the first medical image to a corresponding voxel in the second medical image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: Elekta, Inc.
    Inventors: Virgil Matthew Willcut, Michel Moreau
  • Publication number: 20180243585
    Abstract: An adaptive therapy delivery system can receive imaging information including a volumetric image comprising a target such as a tumor or one or more other structures, and can receive imaging information corresponding to one or more imaging slices comprising different portions of the target, such as imaging slices acquired at different times after acquisition of the volumetric image. The system can spatially register information from an earlier-acquired image with a portion of the target included in a later-acquired one of the imaging slices. The system can then determine an updated location of the target indicated by the spatially-registered information. Using the updated location, the system can generate an updated therapy protocol to control delivery of a therapy beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Martin Emile Lachaine, Fabienne Lathuiliere, Michel Moreau
  • Patent number: 9974977
    Abstract: An adaptive therapy delivery system can receive imaging information including a volumetric image comprising a target such as a tumor or one or more other structures, and can receive imaging information corresponding to one or more imaging slices comprising different portions of the target, such as imaging slices acquired at different times after acquisition of the volumetric image. The system can spatially register information from an earlier-acquired image with a portion of the target included in a later-acquired one of the imaging slices. The system can then determine an updated location of the target indicated by the spatially-registered information. Using the updated location, the system can generate an updated therapy protocol to control delivery of a therapy beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Elekta, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Emile Lachaine, Fabienne Lathuiliere, Michel Moreau
  • Patent number: 9782966
    Abstract: Systems and methods for pre-aligning print head(s) to alignment adapter(s) to increase print resolution of printed matter, and to reduce offline time of a printing system due to print head alignment, include the use of an alignment adapter to which a print head is pre-aligned and which includes precision alignment features which precisely engage cooperating precision alignment features on the print head carriage mounting plate of the print head carriage. Print head(s) can be pre-aligned and fine-tuned to alignment adapter(s) even while the printing system is still in print production. Pre-aligned print head/alignment adapter assemblies can then be quickly mounted on the print head carriage using the cooperating precision alignment features of the adapter and print head carriage mounting plate. Duplicate sets of print head mounting sockets can include print heads aligned at different relative offsets (e.g., half a pixel) to increase the print resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: CIMPRESS SCHWEIZ GMBH
    Inventors: Jean-Michel Moreau, Harald Feistenauer, Hung Viet Ngo, Patrick Stepanek
  • Publication number: 20170276744
    Abstract: A magnetic resonance transmit and/or receive antenna system configured for being used in combination with a magnetic resonance radiotherapy system. The antenna system can include at least one antenna for transmitting and/or receiving radio frequency signals and a cover enclosing the antenna components. The antenna can include antenna components and the cover can include a spatially varying thickness and/or density towards an outer edge of the surface and/or next to an antenna component as to make the change in radiation attenuation between the enclosing cover compared to the antenna component and/or air more gradual.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: WYCLIFFE ADELL RADUMA, ANNEMARIA JOHANNA HALKOLA, MICHEL MOREAU
  • Publication number: 20170216627
    Abstract: An image-guided therapy delivery system includes a therapy generator configured to generate a therapy beam directed to a time-varying therapy locus within a therapy recipient, an imaging input configured to receive imaging information about a time-varying target locus within the therapy recipient, and a therapy controller. The therapy generator includes a therapy output configured to direct the therapy beam according to a therapy protocol. The therapy controller is configured to automatically generate a predicted target locus using information indicative of an earlier target locus extracted from the imaging information, a cyclic motion model, and a specified latency, and automatically generate an updated therapy protocol to align the time-varying therapy locus with the predicted target locus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicants: Elekta Ltd., IMPAC Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Rupert Archie Brooks, Michel Moreau, Leila Pishdad
  • Publication number: 20160159086
    Abstract: Systems and methods for pre-aligning print head(s) to alignment adapter(s) to increase print resolution of printed matter, and to reduce offline time of a printing system due to print head alignment, include the use of an alignment adapter to which a print head is pre-aligned and which includes precision alignment features which precisely engage cooperating precision alignment features on the print head carriage mounting plate of the print head carriage. Print head(s) can be pre-aligned and fine-tuned to alignment adapter(s) even while the printing system is still in print production. Pre-aligned print head/alignment adapter assemblies can then be quickly mounted on the print head carriage using the cooperating precision alignment features of the adapter and print head carriage mounting plate. Duplicate sets of print head mounting sockets can include print heads aligned at different relative offsets (e.g., half a pixel) to increase the print resolution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Applicant: CIMPRESS SCHWEIZ GMBH
    Inventors: Jean-Michel Moreau, Harald Feistenauer, Hung Viet Ngo, Patrick Stepanek
  • Publication number: 20160114192
    Abstract: An adaptive therapy delivery system can receive imaging information including a volumetric image comprising a target such as a tumor or one or more other structures, and can receive imaging information corresponding to one or more imaging slices comprising different portions of the target, such as imaging slices acquired at different times after acquisition of the volumetric image. The system can spatially register information from an earlier-acquired image with a portion of the target included in a later-acquired one of the imaging slices. The system can then determine an updated location of the target indicated by the spatially-registered information. Using the updated location, the system can generate an updated therapy protocol to control delivery of a therapy beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Martin Emile Lachaine, Febienne Lathuiliere, Michel Moreau
  • Patent number: 9259931
    Abstract: Systems and methods for pre-aligning print head(s) to alignment adapter(s) to increase print resolution of printed matter, and to reduce offline time of a printing system due to print head alignment, include the use of an alignment adapter to which a print head is pre-aligned and which includes precision alignment features which precisely engage cooperating precision alignment features on the print head carriage mounting plate of the print head carriage. Print head(s) can be pre-aligned and fine-tuned to alignment adapter(s) even while the printing system is still in print production. Pre-aligned print head/alignment adapter assemblies can then be quickly mounted on the print head carriage using the cooperating precision alignment features of the adapter and print head carriage mounting plate. Duplicate sets of print head mounting sockets can include print heads aligned at different relative offsets (e.g., half a pixel) to increase the print resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Cimpress Schweiz GmbH
    Inventors: Jean-Michel Moreau, Harald Feistenauer, Hung Viet Ngo, Patrick Stepanek
  • Patent number: 9132660
    Abstract: Systems and methods for pre-aligning print head(s) to alignment adapter(s) to increase print resolution of printed matter, and to reduce offline time of a printing system due to print head alignment, include the use of an alignment adapter to which a print head is pre-aligned and which includes precision alignment features which precisely engage cooperating precision alignment features on the print head carriage mounting plate of the print head carriage. Print head(s) can be pre-aligned and fine-tuned to alignment adapter(s) even while the printing system is still in print production. Pre-aligned print head/alignment adapter assemblies can then be quickly mounted on the print head carriage using the cooperating precision alignment features of the adapter and print head carriage mounting plate. Duplicate sets of print head mounting sockets can include print heads aligned at different relative offsets (e.g., half a pixel) to increase the print resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Cimpress Schweiz GmbH
    Inventors: Hung Viet Ngo, Harald Feistenauer, Patrick Stepanek, Jean-Michel Moreau
  • Patent number: 9081519
    Abstract: Systems and methods for pre-aligning print head(s) to alignment adapter(s) to increase print resolution of printed matter, and to reduce offline time of a printing system due to print head alignment, include the use of an alignment adapter to which a print head is pre-aligned and which includes precision alignment features which precisely engage cooperating precision alignment features on the print head carriage mounting plate of the print head carriage. Print head(s) can be pre-aligned and fine-tuned to alignment adapter(s) even while the printing system is still in print production. Pre-aligned print head/alignment adapter assemblies can then be quickly mounted on the print head carriage using the cooperating precision alignment features of the adapter and print head carriage mounting plate. Duplicate sets of print head mounting sockets can include print heads aligned at different relative offsets (e.g., half a pixel) to increase the print resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: VISTAPRINT SCHWEIZ GmbH
    Inventors: Jean-Michel Moreau, Harald Feistenauer, Hung Viet Ngo, Patrick Stepanek