Patents by Inventor Nicolas LOPEZ

Nicolas LOPEZ 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: 20210037720
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for placing wire fasteners. The apparatus includes: a wire guide, a pivoting hook forming a section of the wire guide, a mechanical feeder of fastening wire, a blade for cutting the wire, a rotary twister, a single electric motor, a transmission mechanism having a wheel for sequential actuation of the hook and the blade, a first sensor of the angular position of the sequential actuation wheel, and an electronic circuit for controlling the electric motor connected to the first angular position sensor. The first angular position sensor is a continuously variable signal sensor that is sensitive to a rotation of the sequential actuation wheel over an angular range of 360 degrees. The apparatus can be used in the field of viticulture and arboriculture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Bernard LOPEZ, Nicolas CHAUDET, Philippe GILBERT
  • Publication number: 20200413194
    Abstract: An audio system for a seat headrest includes N speaker(s), each configured to be integrated into a seat headrest, N being an integer greater than or equal to 1, and an audio processing device including an electronic transmission channel connected to the speaker(s) and configured to transmit at least one audio stream via the speaker(s). The audio system comprises P microphone(s), each configured to be integrated into the headrest, P being an integer greater than or equal to 1. The audio processing device further includes an electronic receiving channel connected to the microphone(s) and configured to receive at least one sound signal via the P microphone(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Nicolas LOPEZ ZULETA, Mounira RIGAUD-MAAZAOUI, Jérôme NOIROT, Xenofon DOUKOPOULOS, Gaël LAQUEILLE, Jérémie LECLERE
  • Publication number: 20200404422
    Abstract: An audio system for a headrest having a set of R right speaker(s), a set of L left speaker(s), and an electronic chain configured to emit a sound signal from at least a right input signal and a left input signal. The electronic chain includes a separating module configured to obtain, from the right input signal and the left input signal (LIN), at least four mono audio components, and a sound spatialization module configured to apply, to each mono audio component delivered by the separating module, a binaural filter previously selected from the plurality of binaural filters, and dedicated to the audio component, producing a sound whose source position is associated with the previously selected binaural filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Nicolas LOPEZ ZULETA, Mounira RIGAUD-MAAZAOUI, Jérôme NOIROT, Xenofon DOUKOPOULOS, Gaël LAQUEILLE, Jérémie LECLERE
  • Patent number: 10823113
    Abstract: Systems and methods for limiting power of a gas turbine engine for an aircraft are described herein. A blade angle of a propeller blade of the engine and a commanded power for the engine are obtained. A thrust transition direction is determined. The commanded power is compared to a selected threshold based on the blade angle and the thrust transition direction. Power to the engine is limited when the commanded power exceeds the selected threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA CORP.
    Inventors: Sylvain Lamarre, Simon Lopez, Nicolas Des Roches-Dionne, Michael Conciatori
  • Publication number: 20200343890
    Abstract: A device comprising transistors in a series connection is disclosed. In an embodiment a device includes a first transistor, a second transistor connected to the first transistor and a third transistor connected to the second transistor, wherein the transistors are connected in a series connection, and wherein the third transistor is configured to be controlled by a digital signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Nicolas Froidevaux, Laurent Lopez
  • Publication number: 20200283632
    Abstract: Process for preparing disodium 5,5?-indigosulfonate, the feedstock being indigo, this process including the following steps: i) the indigo is subjected to a sulfonation treatment resulting in a mixture that contains 5,5?-indigosulfonic acid, this process including: ii) a reduction treatment is applied to the mixture obtained in step i), and optionally a purification step, so as to obtain a composition including leuco-5,5?-indigosulfonic acid, iii) the leuco-5,5?-indigosulfonic acid is isolated from the composition resulting from step ii), iv) the leuco-5,5?-indigosulfonic acid resulting from step iii) is oxidized to give disodium 5,5?-indigosulfonate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: PROVEPHARM LIFE SOLUTIONS
    Inventors: Babak SAYAH, Stéphane QUERU, Michel FERAUD, Nicolas LOPEZ
  • Patent number: 10767054
    Abstract: Process for preparing disodium 5,5?-indigosulfonate, the feedstock being indigo, this process including the following steps: i) the indigo is subjected to a sulfonation treatment resulting in a mixture that contains 5,5?-indigosulfonic acid, this process including: ii) a reduction treatment is applied to the mixture obtained in step i), and optionally a purification step, so as to obtain a composition including leuco-5,5?-indigosulfonic acid, iii) the leuco-5,5?-indigosulfonic acid is isolated from the composition resulting from step ii), iv) the leuco-5,5?-indigosulfonic acid resulting from step iii) is oxidized to give disodium 5,5?-indigosulfonate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: PROVEPHARM LIFE SOLUTIONS
    Inventors: Babak Sayah, Stéphane Queru, Michel Feraud, Nicolas Lopez
  • Patent number: 10742327
    Abstract: A coherent receiver comprises an ingress signal path having an ingress line-side interface, and an ingress host-side interface. The ingress signal path is configured to receive an analog signal vector at the ingress line-side interface, to demodulate the analog signal vector, and to output a digital data signal Fat the ingress host-side interface. The coherent receiver also comprises clock and timing circuitry configured to receive a single reference clock signal and to provide a plurality of modified ingress path clock signals to different components of the ingress signal path, the plurality of modified ingress path clock signals derived from the single reference clock signal and the plurality of modified ingress path clock signals having different clock rates. The receiver, transmitter, or transceiver can operate in a plurality of programmable operating modes to accommodate different modulation/de-modulation schemes, error correction code schemes, framing/mapping protocols, or other programmable features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: INPHI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Oscar Ernesto Agazzi, Diego Ernesto Crivelli, Paul Voois, Ramiro Rogelio Lopez, Jorge Manuel Finochietto, Norman L. Swenson, Mario Rafael Hueda, Hugo Santiago Carrer, Vadim Gutnik, Adrián Ulises Morales, Martin Ignacio Del Barco, Martin Carlos Asinari, Federico Nicolas Paredes, Alfredo Javier Taddei, Mauro Marcelo Bruni, Damian Alfonso Morero, Facundo Abel Alcides Ramos, María Laura Ferster, Elvio Adrian Serrano, Pablo Gustavo Quiroga, Roman Antonio Arenas, Matias German Schnidrig, Alejandro Javier Schwoykoski
  • Publication number: 20200240234
    Abstract: A gravel pack containing a substrate particle coated with an inducibly degradable and a porous particle having an internal interconnected porosity that is at least partially infused with an inducer material for dissolving of a layer of filter cake disposed between the gravel pack and a subterranean formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Terrence PALISCH, Joshua LEASURE, Todd ROPER, Nicolas LOPEZ
  • Publication number: 20200221246
    Abstract: A method for processing a multichannel audio signal includes: obtaining at least one group of signals associated with a pair of channels comprising a left side signal, a left central signal, a right central signal and a right side signal determined from the left input signal and the right input signal; and performing differentiated sound stage filtering for the central signals on the one hand, and the side signals of each group of signals on the other hand, the differentiated sound stage filtering including the application, for each group of signals, of the central sound stage filter to the left central signal and to the right central signal of said group of signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Grégory Olivier KLEINHANS, Nicolas LOPEZ ZULETA
  • Publication number: 20200160506
    Abstract: A computer system is provided for processing ultrasonic data of an ultrasonic probe applied to an area of an aircraft component that includes carbon fiber reinforced polymer. C-scan data is obtained and a preliminary mesh is defined over the C-scan data by taking into account the underlying structural or mechanical characteristics of the analyzed component. The mesh is further refined and data gathered for each mesh cell. A heat map is generated based on the mesh.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Nicolas DOMINGUEZ, Silvere BARUT, Franck BENTOUHAMI, Rémi CABRERO, Grégoire NOBLET, David LOPEZ BRAVO
  • Publication number: 20200149479
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling fuel flow to an engine during start are provided. Fuel is caused to be injected into a combustor of the engine according to a first fuel schedule defining a minimum fuel flow limit required to achieve light-off of the engine, the minimum fuel flow limit set at an initial value. Following light-off of the engine, at least one operating parameter of the engine is monitored. Based on the at least one operating parameter, occurrence of flameout in the engine is detected. In response to detecting occurrence of flameout in the engine, the minimum fuel flow limit is increased from the initial value to a first value to obtain an adjusted fuel schedule, and fuel is caused to be injected into the combustor according to the adjusted fuel schedule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Nicolas DES ROCHES-DIONNE, Sylvain LAMARRE, Simon LOPEZ
  • Patent number: 10639544
    Abstract: An interactive computer game is described which works in conjunction with a number of physical modules that a user can connect together in different ways to form a coherent physical whole object. The game receives data from the object via a wireless link, the data identifying at least which modules form part of the object and updates game play based on the data received. At some point within the game play, the game presents an objective or goal to the user which the user can only achieve by interacting with the physical object formed from the modules. In an embodiment, this interaction comprises re-arranging the modules or swapping modules to form an object with a different visual appearance, moving all or part of the object and/or interacting with a sensor on a module in the object. The game may receive further data from the object during the user interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: James William Scott, Haiyan Zhang, Nicolas Villar, Greg Saul, Alexandra Keeley Bunting, Lee Jason Schuneman, Philip Robert Harrison, Jonathan Steven Robinson, Sabina Lopez-Moreno, Simone Rita Thomas, Patrizio Spadoni, Alex Hall, Tariq Adaci, Levi Naess, Sebastien Vandenberghe, Alma Coyolxauhqui Salinas Lopez, Simon Jay Carter
  • Publication number: 20200044744
    Abstract: A coherent receiver comprises an ingress signal path having an ingress line-side interface, and an ingress host-side interface. The ingress signal path is configured to receive an analog signal vector at the ingress line-side interface, to demodulate the analog signal vector, and to output a digital data signal Fat the ingress host-side interface. The coherent receiver also comprises clock and timing circuitry configured to receive a single reference clock signal and to provide a plurality of modified ingress path clock signals to different components of the ingress signal path, the plurality of modified ingress path clock signals derived from the single reference clock signal and the plurality of modified ingress path clock signals having different clock rates. The receiver, transmitter, or transceiver can operate in a plurality of programmable operating modes to accommodate different modulation/de-modulation schemes, error correction code schemes, framing/mapping protocols, or other programmable features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Oscar Ernesto AGAZZI, Diego Ernesto CRIVELLI, Paul VOOIS, Ramiro Rogelio LOPEZ, Jorge Manuel FINOCHIETTO, Norman L. SWENSON, Mario Rafael HUEDA, Hugo Santiago CARRER, Vadim GUTNIK, Adrián Ulises MORALES, Martin Ignacio DEL BARCO, Martin Carlos ASINARI, Federico Nicolas PAREDES, Alfredo Javier TADDEI, Mauro Marcelo BRUNI, Damian Alfonso MORERO, Facundo Abel Alcides RAMOS, María Laura FERSTER, Elvio Adrian SERRANO, Pablo Gustavo QUIROGA, Roman Antonio ARENAS, Matias German SCHNIDRIG, Alejandro Javier SCHWOYKOSKI
  • Patent number: 10491304
    Abstract: A coherent receiver comprises an ingress signal path having an ingress line-side interface, and an ingress host-side interface. The ingress signal path is configured to receive an analog signal vector at the ingress line-side interface, to demodulate the analog signal vector, and to output a digital data signal Fat the ingress host-side interface. The coherent receiver also comprises clock and timing circuitry configured to receive a single reference clock signal and to provide a plurality of modified ingress path clock signals to different components of the ingress signal path, the plurality of modified ingress path clock signals derived from the single reference clock signal and the plurality of modified ingress path clock signals having different clock rates. The receiver, transmitter, or transceiver can operate in a plurality of programmable operating modes to accommodate different modulation/de-modulation schemes, error correction code schemes, framing/mapping protocols, or other programmable features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: INPHI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Oscar Ernesto Agazzi, Diego Ernesto Crivelli, Paul Voois, Ramiro Rogelio Lopez, Jorge Manuel Finochietto, Norman L. Swenson, Mario Rafael Hueda, Hugo Santiago Carrer, Vadim Gutnik, Adrián Ulises Morales, Martin Ignacio Del Barco, Martin Carlos Asinari, Federico Nicolas Paredes, Alfredo Javier Taddei, Mauro Marcelo Bruni, Damian Alfonso Morero, Facundo Abel Alcides Ramos, Maria Laura Ferster, Elvio Adrian Serrano, Pablo Gustavo Quiroga, Roman Antonio Arenas, Matias German Schnidrig, Alejandro Javier Schwoykoski
  • Publication number: 20190292370
    Abstract: Process for preparing disodium 5,5?-indigosulfonate, the feedstock being indigo, this process including the following steps: i) the indigo is subjected to a sulfonation treatment resulting in a mixture that contains 5,5?-indigosulfonic acid, this process including: ii) a reduction treatment is applied to the mixture obtained in step i), and optionally a purification step, so as to obtain a composition including leuco-5,5?-indigosulfonic acid, iii) the leuco-5,5?-indigosulfonic acid is isolated from the composition resulting from step ii), iv) the leuco-5,5?-indigosulfonic acid resulting from step iii) is oxidized to give disodium 5,5?-indigosulfonate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: PROVEPHARM LIFE SOLUTIONS
    Inventors: Babak SAYAH, Stéphane QUERU, Michel FERAUD, Nicolas LOPEZ
  • Publication number: 20190260009
    Abstract: Method for producing a positive electrode for a solid-state lithium microbattery comprising the following successive steps: supplying of a substrate made of ceramic, glass or silicon, locally covered with a metal layer, depositing of a cathodic layer made of a positive electrode material, for example made of mixed lithium oxide, the cathodic layer having a thickness greater than 1 ?m, a first portion of the cathodic layer covering the substrate and a second portion of the cathodic layer covering the metal layer, intended to form the positive electrode, carrying out of a heat treatment at a temperature greater than or equal to 400° C., on the cathodic layer, in such a way as to crystallise the second portion of the cathodic layer in order to form a positive electrode, and in such a way as to delaminate the first portion of the cathodic layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Messaoud Bedjaoui, Johnny Amiran, Nicolas Lopez
  • Publication number: 20190232158
    Abstract: An interactive computer game is described which works in conjunction with a number of physical modules that a user can connect together in different ways to form a coherent physical whole object. The game receives data from the object via a wireless link, the data identifying at least which modules form part of the object and updates game play based on the data received. At some point within the game play, the game presents an objective or goal to the user which the user can only achieve by interacting with the physical object formed from the modules. In an embodiment, this interaction comprises re-arranging the modules or swapping modules to form an object with a different visual appearance, moving all or part of the object and/or interacting with a sensor on a module in the object. The game may receive further data from the object during the user interaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: James William Scott, Haiyan Zhang, Nicolas Villar, Greg Saul, Alexandra Keeley Bunting, Lee Jason Schuneman, Philip Robert Harrison, Jonathan Steven Robinson, Sabina Lopez-Moreno, Simone Rita Thomas, Patrizio Spadoni, Alex Hall, Tariq Adaci, Levi Naess, Sebastien Vandenberghe, Alma Coyolxauhqui Salinas Lopez, Simon Jay Carter
  • Patent number: 9887432
    Abstract: A thin layer lithium-ion type battery comprising, on a substrate (20, 30), a cathode current collector layer (22, 36) and an active portion constituted by a stack of a cathode layer (23, 35) made of material suitable for inserting lithium ions, an electrolyte layer (24, 34), and an anode layer (25, 33), wherein the cathode layer presents, across its thickness, porosity that varies between its interface with the cathode current collector layer and its interface with the electrolyte layer, the variation in the porosity being non-zero so as to improve cohesion at both interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Sylvain Nizou, Nicolas Lopez, Jouhaiz Rouchou, Christophe Secouard
  • Patent number: 9520137
    Abstract: A method for suppressing the late reverberation of an audio signal. A plurality of prediction vectors are calculated. A plurality of observation vectors from the modulus of the complex time-frequency transform of an input signal is generated. A plurality of synthesis dictionaries from the plurality of observation vectors are constructed. A late reverberation spectrum from the plurality of synthesis dictionaries and the plurality of prediction vectors are estimated. A plurality of observation vectors are filtered to eliminate the late reverberation spectrum and obtain a dereverberated signal modulus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: ARKAMYS
    Inventors: Nicolas Lopez, Gaël Richard, Yves Grenier