Patents by Inventor Pascal Rousseau

Pascal Rousseau 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: 20200204382
    Abstract: There is provided a controller device for controlling activation of devices interconnected by a power-over-data linear bus to which an item of power source equipment is also connected, the controller being configured to carry out the following steps: determining whether at least one of the topology or the voltage conditions on the linear bus has changed relatively to a reference configuration; selecting at least one activation mode depending on the result of the determining step; and activating each device in the linear bus according to one of the at least one selected activation modes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Pascal LAGRANGE, Pascal ROUSSEAU
  • Patent number: 10604085
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a decorative lining (HD) for a vehicle interior element (EH) is disclosed. Said method involves: —step (i) wherein the size of at least one edge (B11, B12) of two leather parts (PC1, PC2) is reduced on an inner face (FI1) and each reduced-size edge is folded over to form a fold (R1, R2) on each leather part (PC1, PC2); and —step (ii) wherein the leather parts (PC1, PC2) as well as a decorative insert (ID) that is inserted between the two leather parts (PC1, PC2) are coupled to the vehicle interior element (EH) by placing two edges (B21, B22) underneath the folds (R1, R2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignees: PSA Automobiles SA, Reydel Automotive France SAS
    Inventors: Pascal Vanneste, Frederic Rousseau, Jacques Matusik, Olivier Hochart, Claire Bony, Olivier Baran
  • Publication number: 20200062051
    Abstract: A portable tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) tool includes a tire sensor trigger device ensuring the TPMS tool is in close proximity to a TPMS tire sensor to trigger or awaken the sensor to emit measured tire data. In one example, a manually displaceable trigger signal contact device in the form of a push button is used. On manual displacement of the push button against the tire, the tool generates the tire sensor trigger signal. In another example, the tool includes a first power source in the form of a high density capacitor. In another example, a second power source in the form of a lithium button-type battery is used to selectively provide power or recharge the first power source between function cycles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Jacques Mouchet, Pascal Keller, Bruno Rousseau
  • Patent number: 10558223
    Abstract: There is provided an autonomous vehicle for pushing feed lying on a floor, comprising a frame; a skirt rotatably connected to the frame, wherein a bottom portion of the skirt continuously contacts the floor to push the feed. The vehicle comprises a sensor assembly for detecting a magnetic field emitted from a magnetic guiding element inserted in the floor and a control unit mounted for directing rotation of the skirt and for guiding the vehicle along a predetermined path formed by the magnetic guiding element. Also provided is an autonomous vehicle with a skirt drive mechanism mounted to the frame for driving rotation of the skirt, and an autonomous vehicle comprising a prism-shaped skirt rotatably connected to the frame. There is also provided methods for installing a magnetically guided autonomous vehicle and for pushing feed using an autonomous vehicle, as well as systems and kits comprising said vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: ROVIBEC INC.
    Inventors: Francis Leclair, Pascal Leclerc, Marc-Antoine Durand, Richard Fleurent, Marjolaine Marcotte, Yvon Therrien, Jean-Pierre Malleret, Kevin Rousseau, Victor Rousseau, Martin Rousseau, Claude Beauregard
  • Publication number: 20190337468
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a decorative lining (HD) for a vehicle interior element (EH) is disclosed. Said method involves: step (i) wherein the size of at least one edge (B11, B12) of two leather parts (PC1, PC2) is reduced on an inner face (FI1) and each reduced-size edge is folded over to form a fold (R1, R2) on each leather part (PC1, PC2); and step (ii) wherein the leather parts (PC1, PC2) as well as a decorative insert (ID) that is inserted between the two leather parts (PC1, PC2) are coupled to the vehicle interior element (EH) by placing two edges (B21, B22) underneath the folds (R1, R2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Pascal Vanneste, Frederic Rousseau, Jacques Matusik, Olivier Hochart, Claire Bony, Olivier Baran
  • Patent number: 10234255
    Abstract: A fuze for detecting an obstacle in proximity, an obstacle in proximity defined as being an obstacle exhibiting a minimum distance from the fuze, wherein the fuze comprises at least: an emission device emitting a light beam directed forward of the fuze; a reception device detecting the luminous fluxes in a cone directed forward of the fuze, the light beam and the cone having relative orientations such that they cross one another; a detection volume being the volume where the light beam crosses the cone so that when an obstacle is in the detection volume, the light emitted by the emission device is backscattered toward the detection device, an obstacle in proximity being detected by detecting the maximum of backscattered power, the reception cone is centered on the axis of the fuze.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignees: THALES, JUNGHANS T2M SAS
    Inventors: Christian Adjemian, Max Perrin, Pascal Rousseau, Ludovic Perruchot, François Hugues Gauthier
  • Publication number: 20190011540
    Abstract: A method of measuring distance of a target by a pulse emitter and a matrix detector includes spatial mini-detectors coupled to capacitors whose duration of integration is controlled by a polarization of the mini-detectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: Thales
    Inventor: Pascal ROUSSEAU
  • Patent number: 9945949
    Abstract: A device for measuring a distance of a target by means of a telemeter comprises: a laser pulse emitter; a receiver of the laser echoes backscattered by the target, comprising, a spatial detection device which comprises at least one photodiode set up as integrator and is able to provide a spatial signal, and a temporal detection device which comprises at least one photodiode coupled to a transimpedance circuit and is able to provide a so-called temporal signal, means of processing of the spatial signal and of the temporal signal, comprising a unit for calculating the distance of the target, the temporal signal being in the form of a data frame which is the recording of data detected over a predetermined duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventor: Pascal Rousseau
  • Patent number: 9835420
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optronic device (16) capable of emitting a plurality of wavelengths comprising: an observation camera (24), and a laser unit (26) for each wavelength of the plurality of wavelengths, wherein each laser unit (26) comprises a laser source (36) capable of emitting a laser beam at the wavelength and an optical system (38) having a maximal transmission coefficient for the wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventors: Jean-Claude Fontanella, Pascal Rousseau
  • Patent number: 9760506
    Abstract: A data processing system comprising a plurality of data inputs and of data outputs for processing input data and providing processed data to a data output. The system comprises a plurality of data processing hardware units, each being configured to process data within a predetermined latency and according to a data processing task of a predetermined type. The system further comprises a memory for storing a predetermined latency for each of the data processing hardware units and a controller configured to determine a type of a data processing task to be executed as a function of a source of data to be processed or of a destination of processed data and further configured to select one data processing hardware unit as a function of the determined type of the task to be executed and of latency constraints associated with the task to be executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Arnaud Closset, Pascal Rousseau
  • Publication number: 20170045347
    Abstract: A fuze for detecting an obstacle in proximity, an obstacle in proximity defined as being an obstacle exhibiting a minimum distance from the fuze, wherein the fuze comprises at least: an emission device emitting a light beam directed forward of the fuze; a reception device detecting the luminous fluxes in a cone directed forward of the fuze, the light beam and the cone having relative orientations such that they cross one another; a detection volume being the volume where the light beam crosses the cone so that when an obstacle is in the detection volume, the light emitted by the emission device is backscattered toward the detection device, an obstacle in proximity being detected by detecting the maximum of backscattered power, the reception cone is centered on the axis of the fuze.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Applicants: THALES, JUNGHANS T2M SAS
    Inventors: Christian ADJEMIAN, Max PERRIN, Pascal ROUSSEAU, Ludovic PERRUCHOT, François Hugues GAUTHIER
  • Publication number: 20160377390
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optronic device (16) capable of emitting a plurality of wavelengths comprising: an observation camera (24), and a laser unit (26) for each wavelength of the plurality of wavelengths, wherein each laser unit (26) comprises a laser source (36) capable of emitting a laser beam at the wavelength and an optical system (38) having a maximal transmission coefficient for the wavelength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Jean-Claude FONTNELLA, Pascal ROUSSEAU
  • Patent number: 9343866
    Abstract: An optical pumping structure for lasers includes: an active medium in the form of a cylindrical rod with a circular cross-section, said rod being inserted at its ends into two rings made of a thermally conductive material; at least three stacks of pumping diode strips arranged in the form of a star around the rod; and a support temperature-regulated by a Peltier-effect module. The rings are in contact with the support, and a stack of diodes, called bottom stack, being situated between the rod and the support, and the structure comprises, for each other stack, a thermal conduction block forming a support for said stack, these blocks being mounted on the cooled support and not being in contact with one another or with the rings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: François Lureau, Pascal Rousseau, Marc Renaud, Alain Feral, Alain Nicolini
  • Publication number: 20160011313
    Abstract: A device for measuring a distance of a target by means of a telemeter comprises: a laser pulse emitter; a receiver of the laser echoes backscattered by the target, comprising, a spatial detection device which comprises at least one photodiode set up as integrator and is able to provide a spatial signal, and a temporal detection device which comprises at least one photodiode coupled to a transimpedance circuit and is able to provide a so-called temporal signal, means of processing of the spatial signal and of the temporal signal, comprising a unit for calculating the distance of the target, the temporal signal being in the form of a data frame which is the recording of data detected over a predetermined duration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventor: Pascal ROUSSEAU
  • Patent number: 9146103
    Abstract: An optical apparatus for ranging and communication in free space comprises a rangefinder comprising a device for transmitting an optical signal to a target and a device for receiving the signals backscattered by the target. A system for optical communication in free space comprises a device for transmitting an optical signal to a remote optical receiving device. The transmitting device of the rangefinder and transmitting device of the communication system is a transmitting device common to the rangefinder and communication system and transmitting pulses of peak power greater than 50 W and shape factor less than 0.01 or a modulated continuous signal of peak power less than 10 W and shape factor equal to approximately 0.5 and the apparatus comprises a supervisor controlling the common transmitting device according to two modes, the pulse mode to perform the ranging function, or the modulated continuous mode to perform the optical communication function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventor: Pascal Rousseau
  • Patent number: 9039194
    Abstract: Controlling at least one video projector of a video projection system comprising multiple video projectors having a modifiable focal length and adapted to project sub-images. After determining a first calibration parameter associated with a first predetermined focal length of the video projectors, a second calibration parameter corresponding to a second predetermined focal length of the video projectors is computed, the second calibration parameter computed as a function of the first calibration parameter and the second predetermined focal length different from the first one. A display parameter is computed for a video projector, the display parameter being computed as a function of second calibration parameter, and a sub-image to be projected by the video projector is calculated according to the computed display parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Falk Tannhäuser, Pascal Rousseau
  • Publication number: 20150012676
    Abstract: A data processing system comprising a plurality of data inputs and of data outputs for processing input data and providing processed data to a data output. The system comprises a plurality of data processing hardware units, each being configured to process data within a predetermined latency and according to a data processing task of a predetermined type. The system further comprises a memory for storing a predetermined latency for each of the data processing hardware units and a controller configured to determine a type of a data processing task to be executed as a function of a source of data to be processed or of a destination of processed data and further configured to select one data processing hardware unit as a function of the determined type of the task to be executed and of latency constraints associated with the task to be executed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Arnaud CLOSSET, Pascal ROUSSEAU
  • Patent number: 8625079
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a range-finder comprising a laser pulse emission device and a device for detecting the pulses reflected by a distant object. The emission device is capable of emitting pulses of N distinct wavelengths, N being an integer greater than 1, with, for each wavelength, a pulse repetition frequency less than a predetermined threshold frequency. Thus, no given wavelength emission will be faced with the problem of distance ambiguity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventor: Pascal Rousseau
  • Patent number: 8605260
    Abstract: A range finder includes a device for transmitting a laser beam and a device for receiving the laser echoes backscattered by a target, comprising a frontal optical system focusing the echoes on a detection zone which comprises at least one elementary detection zone associated with an individual detector with a large bandwidth, referred to as a temporal detector, and means for transporting the detection zone to the individual detector. An elementary zone is furthermore associated with a low-noise individual detector, referred to as a spatial detector, and the receive device furthermore comprises, connected to the transporting means, a switch suitable for associating said elementary detection zone with the temporal detector and with the spatial detector, alternately or in a static manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventor: Pascal Rousseau
  • Publication number: 20130286376
    Abstract: An optical apparatus for ranging and communication in free space comprises a rangefinder comprising a device for transmitting an optical signal to a target and a device for receiving the signals backscattered by the target. A system for optical communication in free space comprises a device for transmitting an optical signal to a remote optical receiving device. The transmitting device of the rangefinder and transmitting device of the communication system is a transmitting device common to the rangefinder and communication system and transmitting pulses of peak power greater than 50 W and shape factor less than 0.01 or a modulated continuous signal of peak power less than 10 W and shape factor equal to approximately 0.5 and the apparatus comprises a supervisor controlling the common transmitting device according to two modes, the pulse mode to perform the ranging function, or the modulated continuous mode to perform the optical communication function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: THALES
    Inventor: Pascal Rousseau