Patents by Inventor Olivier Thomas

Olivier Thomas 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: 20210098810
    Abstract: A system of fuel cells for an aircraft including a plurality of fuel cells, a hydrogen circuit, a cooling circuit and a first air circuit configured to supply oxygen to a first subset of fuel cells having at least two cells. The first air circuit includes an air flow restrictor at each fuel cell inlet of the first subset and configured to distribute the air between the fuel cells of the first subset, and an outlet valve connected to the outlet of the fuel cells of the first subset, the opening of the outlet valve being controlled by a computer as a function of an electrical power that is to be produced by the fuel cells of the first subset. The use of the same air circuit to supply oxygen to several fuel circuits makes it possible to limit the bulk of the fuel cells system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Didier POIRIER, Guido KLEWER, Anthony ROUX, Olivier RASPATI, Matthieu THOMAS, Olivier VERSEUX, Manuel SILVESTRE SALAS
  • Publication number: 20210098805
    Abstract: A system of fuel cells for an aircraft includes a plurality of fuel cells, a hydrogen circuit, an air circuit, and a first cooling circuit configured to cool a first subset of cells including at least two cells. The first cooling circuit includes a computer-controlled device for mixing a first liquid coolant at a first temperature with a second liquid coolant at a second temperature lower than the first temperature to obtain a liquid coolant having a target temperature, a liquid coolant restrictor configured to distribute the liquid coolant between the cells of the first subset, and an outlet valve, the opening of which is controlled by the computer as a function of the cooling needs of the cells of the first subset. The use of a cooling circuit to cool several fuel circuits makes it possible to limit the bulk of the fuel cells system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Didier POIRIER, Guido KLEWER, Anthony ROUX, Olivier RASPATI, Matthieu THOMAS, Olivier VERSEUX, Manuel SILVESTRE SALAS
  • Publication number: 20210078719
    Abstract: An autonomous propeller propulsion system for an aircraft. The autonomous system comprises a chassis with first attachment systems which engage with second attachment systems of the wing to ensure detachable attachment of the autonomous system, a fuel cell attached to the chassis, an electric motor attached to the chassis and having an output shaft, a propshaft rotated by the output shaft, a propeller attached to the propshaft, a controller converting an electric current delivered by the fuel cells into an electric current delivered to the electric motor, a hydrogen feed duct and an air feed duct, a set of auxiliary equipment, and a first connection arrangement, which connects with a second connection arrangement of the aircraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Matthieu THOMAS, Anthony ROUX, Didier POIRIER, Olivier VERSEUX, André ANGER, Benedikt BAMMER, Guido KLEWER, Guillaume GALLANT, Florian VOGEL, Christian WEHLE
  • Publication number: 20200384204
    Abstract: A drug delivery apparatus including a barrel to contain a substance, a piston slidable in the barrel, a supply circuit to provide input currents, an antenna affixed along the barrel to receive the input current, generate inductance with the piston, and provide output currents commensurate with a position of the piston along the piston course, and processing circuitry configured to receive the output currents, and determine a quantity of the substance inside the barrel based on the output currents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: DESVAC
    Inventors: Olivier BOISDON, Christophe THOMAS-JAVID, Stephane VEYRENT
  • Publication number: 20200324167
    Abstract: The invention relates to field of connected sport and specifically a method for quantifying sporting activity implemented by a communication system including: a proximity beacon associated with sports equipment, measuring equipment and a communication node, the method including: (a) communicating between the measuring equipment and the beacon in order to recover a first data packet comprising an identifier relating to a sporting activity associated with the sports equipment; (b) transmitting, to the node, a second data packet comprising the identifier; (c) at the node, determining parameterisation data of the measuring equipment according to the identifier; (d) transmitting, to the measuring equipment, a third data packet 230 comprising said parameterisation data; and (e) at the parameterised measuring equipment, quantifying the sporting activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Olivier THOMAS, Sebastien BRULAIS, Herve DANG, Laurent FREYTRICH, Jean-Philippe GROS, Jerome PAULET, Prince Arnaud RAMAHEFA-ANDRY
  • Patent number: 10643343
    Abstract: A method for matching points between three images of a scene comprises retrieving three images acquired by a sensor, extracting blobs from said reflection in said two images; for each given extracted blob of the first image: selecting a selected epipolar plane; identifying plausible combinations; calculating a matching error; repeating the steps of selecting, identifying and calculating for each epipolar plane of the set of epipolar planes; determining a most probable combination; identifying matching points between the two images; validating the matching points between the two images, said validating comprising for each pair of matching points, determining a projection of the pair of matching points in a third image of the third camera; and providing the validated pairs of matching points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Creaform Inc.
    Inventors: Félix Rochette, Patrick Hébert, Olivier Gignac, Martin Soucy, Antoine Thomas Caron
  • Patent number: 10577228
    Abstract: This automatic unfolding and folding tower crane comprises a mast and a jib which are movable between an operation configuration and a transport configuration. The mast has a first mast section (2.1) and a second mast section (2.2). The jib has a first jib section (4.1) and a second (4.2) jib section. The first jib section (4.1) has an upper limit (4.11) and a lower limit (4.12) defining a height (H4.1) of the first jib section (4.1). The first mast section (2.1) is rotatably connected to the first jib section (4.1) about a hinge axis (Y24). The jib direction (X4) is shifted with respect to the mast direction (Z2) parallel to the hinge axis (Y24). A distance between the hinge axis (Y24) and the lower limit (4.12) is greater than 75% of the height (H4.1) of the first jib section (4.1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: MANITOWOC CRANE GROUP FRANCE
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Verchere, Poerio Betti, Olivier Gevaudant, Fabrice Thomas
  • Patent number: 10559355
    Abstract: The invention relates to a resistive memory (5) including resistive elements, the resistance of each resistive element being capable of alternating between a high value in a first range of values and a low value in a second range of values smaller than the high value, the memory further comprising a device (14) for switching the resistance of at least one resistive element selected from among the resistive elements between the high and low values, the device including a first circuit capable of applying an increasing voltage across the selected resistive element while the selected resistive element is at the high value or at the low value, a second circuit capable of detecting the switching of the resistance of the selected resistive element, and a third circuit capable of interrupting the current flowing through the selected resistive element on detection of the switching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'energie atomique et aux energies alternatives
    Inventors: Michel Harrand, Elisa Vianello, Olivier Thomas, Bastien Giraud
  • Publication number: 20200000915
    Abstract: Provided herein are nanoparticle compositions (e.g., nanoparticle compositions comprising high atomic number ions) that are useful for imaging diseases in a subject as well as radiosensitizing a disease in a subject (e.g., radiosensitizing a cancer in the subject). Methods of imaging a subject, methods of treating cancer, and processes of preparing the nanoparticle compositions are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Ross Berbeco, Eloise Thomas, Francois Lux, Olivier Tillement, Alexandre Detappe, Geraldine Le Duc
  • Patent number: 10376476
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the fields of medicine and cancer treatment. The invention more specifically relates to the use of a panicein or a derivative thereof, to decrease or inhibit, in vitro or ex vivo, the Patched receptor drug efflux activity, in particular the chemotherapeutic drug efflux activity and chemotherapy resistance. The present disclosure further relates to uses of such compounds, in particular to prepare a pharmaceutical composition to allow or improve the efficiency of a therapy of cancer in a subject in need thereof. The compound of the invention can indeed be advantageously used, in combination with at least one chemotherapeutic drug, for treating cancer, for preventing cancer metastasis and/or for preventing cancer recurrence in a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignees: UNIVERSITE NICE SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
    Inventors: Isabelle Mus-Veteau, Olivier Thomas, Marie-Aude Tribalat, Stephane Azoulay
  • Publication number: 20190236798
    Abstract: A method for matching points between three images of a scene comprises retrieving three images acquired by a sensor, extracting blobs from said reflection in said two images; for each given extracted blob of the first image: selecting a selected epipolar plane; identifying plausible combinations; calculating a matching error; repeating the steps of selecting, identifying and calculating for each epipolar plane of the set of epipolar planes; determining a most probable combination; identifying matching points between the two images; validating the matching points between the two images, said validating comprising for each pair of matching points, determining a projection of the pair of matching points in a third image of the third camera, determining if the projection of the pair of matching points in the third image of the third camera is located on a blob, identifying the pair of matching points as validated if the projection of the pair of matching points in the third image of the third camera is located on
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Creaform Inc.
    Inventors: Félix Rochette, Patrick Hébert, Olivier Gignac, Martin Soucy, Antoine Thomas Caron
  • Publication number: 20180200200
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the fields of medicine and cancer treatment. The invention more specifically relates to the use of a panicein or a derivative thereof, to decrease or inhibit, in vitro or ex vivo, the Patched receptor drug efflux activity, in particular the chemotherapeutic drug efflux activity and chemotherapy resistance. The present disclosure further relates to uses of such compounds, in particular to prepare a pharmaceutical composition to allow or improve the efficiency of a therapy of cancer in a subject in need thereof. The compound of the invention can indeed be advantageously used, in combination with at least one chemotherapeutic drug, for treating cancer, for preventing cancer metastasis and/or for preventing cancer recurrence in a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: ISABELLE MUS-VETEAU, OLIVIER THOMAS, MARIE-AUDE TRIBALAT, STEPHANE AZOULAY
  • Patent number: 10002664
    Abstract: The invention more particularly relates to a resistive memory cell comprising a first and a second metal electrodes and a solid electrolyte positioned between the first and the second metal electrodes, with the solid electrolyte comprising a commutation layer in contact with the first electrode and a dielectric layer, with said resistive memory cell being able to be electrically modified so as to switch from a first resistive state to a second resistive state (state LRS) wherein the resistance (RON) of the memory cell is at least ten times smaller than the resistance (ROFF) of the memory cell in the HRS state, in the LRS state the first electrode being so arranged as to supply metal ions intended to form at least a conductive filament through said commutation layer, with the cell being characterized in that, in the LRS state, the memory cell is conductive for a range of voltages between 0 Volts and VREST 2 .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Elisa Vianello, Gabriel Molas, Giorgio Palma, Olivier Thomas
  • Publication number: 20170326076
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the fields of medicine and cancer treatment. The invention more specifically relates to the use of a panicein or a derivative thereof, to decrease or inhibit, in vitro or ex vivo, the Patched receptor drug efflux activity, in particular the chemotherapeutic drug efflux activity and chemotherapy resistance. The present disclosure further relates to uses of such compounds, in particular to prepare a pharmaceutical composition to allow or improve the efficiency of a therapy of cancer in a subject in need thereof. The compound of the invention can indeed be advantageously used, in combination with at least one chemotherapeutic drug, for treating cancer, for preventing cancer metastasis and/or for preventing cancer recurrence in a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicants: CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE, UNIVERSITE NICE SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS
    Inventors: ISABELLE MUS-VETEAU, OLIVIER THOMAS, MARIE-AUDE TRIBALAT, STÉPHANE AZOULAY
  • Patent number: 9685222
    Abstract: Memory cell of the SRAM type, including storage transistors forming a memory point for storing a bit and a read port having at least one MOS transistor, a TFET transistor, a power terminal and a read bit line whereof a potential is designed to vary depending on the value of the stored bit, and such that: the gate of the MOS transistor is connected to the memory point, and the gate of the TFET transistor is able to receive a read command signal; a first electrode of the MOS transistor is connected to the power supply terminal; a second electrode of the MOS transistor is connected to a first electrode of the TFET transistor; a second electrode of the TFET transistor is connected to the read bit line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives
    Inventors: Olivier Thomas, Costin Anghel, Adam Makosiej
  • Patent number: 9679649
    Abstract: A content addressable memory having at least one CAM cell including first and second inverters cross-coupled between first and second storage nodes; a first transistor coupling the first storage node to a bitline, the first transistor being controlled by a first control signal; a second transistor coupling the second storage node to the bitline, the second transistor being controlled by a second control signal; and a control circuit adapted to perform a CAM read operation by pre-charging the bitline to a first voltage level, and then selectively activating either the first or second transistor based on a bit of input data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives
    Inventors: Navneet Gupta, Adam Makosiej, Costin Anghel, Amara Amara, Olivier Thomas
  • Publication number: 20170133092
    Abstract: A content addressable memory having at least one CAM cell including first and second inverters cross-coupled between first and second storage nodes; a first transistor coupling the first storage node to a bitline, the first transistor being controlled by a first control signal; a second transistor coupling the second storage node to the bitline, the second transistor being controlled by a second control signal; and a control circuit adapted to perform a CAM read operation by pre-charging the bitline to a first voltage level, and then selectively activating either the first or second transistor based on a bit of input data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives
    Inventors: Navneet Gupta, Adam Makosiej, Costin Anghel, Amara Amara, Olivier Thomas
  • Publication number: 20170110179
    Abstract: Memory cell of the SRAM type, including storage transistors forming a memory point for storing a bit and a read port having at least one MOS transistor, a TFET transistor, a power terminal and a read bit line whereof a potential is designed to vary depending on value of the stored bit, and such that: the gate of the MOS transistor is connected to the memory point, and the gate of the TFET transistor is able to receive a read command signal; a first electrode of the MOS transistor is connected to the power supply terminal; a second electrode of the MOS transistor is connected to a first electrode of the TFET transistor; a second electrode of the TFET transistor is connected to the read bit line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: Commissariat A L'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Olivier THOMAS, Costin ANGHEL, Adam MAKOSIEJ
  • Patent number: 9542996
    Abstract: A memory device includes a matrix of several columns of SRAM memory cells each including transistors forming a memory point, a read port and a write port, and such that the transistors of the read port and/or the P-type transistors include a second well with a conductivity type opposite that of a first well of the other transistors. The memory device also includes a polarization unit for the second wells, able to select and apply polarization potentials on the second wells, including a memory circuit of the polarization states of the second wells for each column or group of columns and a selection circuit applying a polarization potential on the second wells according to one of the values received as input, as a function of the stored polarization state associated with the column or group of columns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives
    Inventors: Olivier Thomas, Bastien Giraud, Adam Makosiej
  • Patent number: 9508434
    Abstract: A non-volatile memory including a plurality of elementary cells, each cell including: a first programmable-resistance storage element connected between first and second nodes of the cell; a first access transistor coupling the second node to a third node of the cell; and a second access transistor coupling the second node to a fourth node of the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Thomas-Medhi Benoist, Haithem Ayari, Bastien Giraud, Adam Makosiej, Yves Maneglia, Santhosh Onkaraiah, Jean-Michel Portal, Olivier Thomas