Patents by Inventor Patrick Chanez

Patrick Chanez 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: 10621392
    Abstract: A method for marking a manufactured item is provided, the manufactured item comprising a container and a removable closure for the container, the method comprising: generating a first code for the container, generating a second code for the closure, marking the container with the first code, and marking the closure with the second code, wherein the first code and the second code are interrelated such that at least a portion of one of the first code and the second code can be derived from the other of the first code and the second code. In an authentication process one of the first or second codes or a portion of the first or second code, in encrypted or unencrypted form, may be compared with a value derived from reading the other of the first or second code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: INEXTO SA
    Inventors: Erwan Pierre Marie Fradet, Patrick Chanez, Philippe Chatelain
  • Patent number: 10607181
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for the generation and storage of data for manufactured items in a batch of manufactured items that reduces data storage requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: INEXTO SA
    Inventors: Steve Niquille, Patrick Chanez
  • Patent number: 10594494
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system of obtaining authorization where there are multiple authorization modules. When an authorization is provided by a module, it is combined with a security token, digital signature or encryption identifying which module provided the authorization. To obtain a full authorization, multiple authorization modules may be required and these modules can be connected in parallel and or in series with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Inexto SA
    Inventors: Erwan Fradet, Patrick Chanez, Philippe Chatelain
  • Patent number: 10587403
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of defining a numerical basis by combining at least two different ranges of numbers which can be used to obfuscate an alphanumeric character. This basis can be used for product identification or other methods of creating unique tracking or identification numbers when used in combination with conversion functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Inexto SA
    Inventors: Erwan Fradet, Patrick Chanez, Philippe Chatelain
  • Patent number: 10579889
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system of automatic correction where certain errors are accepted while others are recognized as errors. This applies specifically to non-machine readable inputs or to optical character recognition when reading or transcribing codes. When entering certain characters, this system would allow certain similar character combinations and number of errors from that set while still maintaining integrity of identification codes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Inexto SA
    Inventors: Erwan Fradet, Philippe Chatelain, Patrick Chanez
  • Patent number: 10518890
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aircraft propulsion assembly (10), comprising a single gas generator (11) and two fans (12) drive in rotation by the gas generator (11) and offset on either side of a vertical plane passing through a longitudinal axis (X) of the gas generator, the rotational axes of the fans lying substantially in the same fan plane. According to the invention, the propulsion assembly (10) comprises an air inlet fairing formed upstream of a nacelle (25) connecting the fans, said fairing (15) having, between the fans (12), an air inlet opening (17, 17?) lying substantially perpendicular to the fan plane and on either side of this plane, the propulsion assembly further comprising an air supply device configured so as to supply the gas generator (11) with a part of the incoming air and to take off, from the remaining part of the incoming air, a cooling airflow intended to cool elements of the propulsion assembly and/or a wing supporting the propulsion assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES
    Inventors: Philippe Gerard Chanez, Mathieu Patrick Jean-Louis Lallia, Christian Sylvain Vessot
  • Publication number: 20190361863
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to a method and apparatus for storing data for a batch of manufactured items. The method comprises defining in a processor, using a lower limit identifier and an upper limit identifier, a range of unique item identifiers for the batch, wherein each manufactured item in the batch is allocated a unique item identifier falling within the range. The item identifiers are stored in allocated storage space. If an upper limit identifier is specified for each time interval, an amount of storage specified for all manufactured items during a production time period is calculated as a sum of a first product and a second product, the first product being a product of a production time and a size allocated to each upper limit identifier, and the second product being a product of the production time, a total number of manufactured items, and a percentage of unused identifiers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: PHILIP MORRIS USA INC.
    Inventors: Erwan FRADET, Alain SAGER, Patrick MAUROUX, Patrick CHANEZ, Philippe CHATELAIN
  • Patent number: 10380095
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to a method and apparatus for storing data for a batch of manufactured items. The method comprises defining in a processor, using a lower limit identifier and an upper limit identifier, a range of unique item identifiers for the batch, wherein each manufactured item in the batch is allocated a unique item identifier falling within the range. The item identifiers are stored in allocated storage space. If an upper limit identifier is specified for each time interval, an amount of storage specified for all manufactured items during a production time period is calculated as a sum of a first product and a second product, the first product being a product of a production time and a size allocated to each upper limit identifier, and the second product being a product of the production time, a total number of manufactured items, and a percentage of unused identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Erwan Fradet, Alain Sager, Patrick Mauroux, Patrick Chanez, Philippe Chatelain
  • Publication number: 20180373903
    Abstract: A method for marking a manufactured item is provided, the manufactured item comprising a container and a removable closure for the container, the method comprising: generating a first code for the container, generating a second code for the closure, marking the container with the first code, and marking the closure with the second code, wherein the first code and the second code are interrelated such that at least a portion of one of the first code and the second code can be derived from the other of the first code and the second code. In an authentication process one of the first or second codes or a portion of the first or second code, in encrypted or unencrypted form, may be compared with a value derived from reading the other of the first or second code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Erwan Pierre Marie Fradet, Patrick Chanez, Philippe Chatelain
  • Patent number: 10121151
    Abstract: A method of marking a manufactured item is described, comprising: creating a unique product identifier for a manufactured item; creating one or more encryption keys; generating a secret key using the unique product identifier and the one or more encryption keys; generating a system noise value by performing a hash function on the secret key and the unique product identifier; generating a physical key from a measured physical property of the manufactured item; generating a physical noise value by performing a hash function on the physical key and the unique product identifier; generating a secure identifier derived from or incorporating the system noise value and the physical noise value; and placing a mark on the manufactured item, the mark comprising the secure identifier or an identifier derived from the secure identifier. Also described are methods of authenticating items marked in accordance with the described method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: INEXTO S.A.
    Inventors: Patrick Chanez, Erwan Fradet
  • Patent number: 10083197
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to a method and apparatus for storing data for a batch of manufactured items. The method comprises defining in a processor, using a lower limit identifier and an upper limit identifier, a range of unique item identifiers for the batch, wherein each manufactured item in the batch is allocated a unique item identifier falling within the range. The item identifiers are stored in allocated storage space. If an upper limit identifier is specified for each time interval, an amount of storage specified for all manufactured items during a production time period is calculated as a sum of a first product and a second product, the first product being a product of a production time and a size allocated to each upper limit identifier, and the second product being a product of the production time, a total number of manufactured items, and a percentage of unused identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Erwan Fradet, Alain Sager, Patrick Mauroux, Patrick Chanez, Philippe Chatelain
  • Patent number: 10068111
    Abstract: A method for marking a manufactured item is provided, the manufactured item comprising a container and a removable closure for the container, the method comprising: generating a first code for the container, generating a second code for the closure, marking the container with the first code, and marking the closure with the second code, wherein the first code and the second code are interrelated such that at least a portion of one of the first code and the second code can be derived from the other of the first code and the second code. In an authentication process one of the first or second codes or a portion of the first or second code, in encrypted or unencrypted form, may be compared with a value derived from reading the other of the first or second code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: INEXTO SA
    Inventors: Erwan Pierre Marie Fradet, Patrick Chanez, Philippe Chatelain
  • Publication number: 20180239980
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system of automatic correction where certain errors are accepted while others are recognized as errors. This applies specifically to non-machine readable inputs or to optical character recognition when reading or transcribing codes. When entering certain characters, this system would allow certain similar character combinations and number of errors from that set while still maintaining integrity of identification codes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: INEXTO SA
    Inventors: Erwan FRADET, Philippe CHATELAIN, Patrick CHANEZ
  • Publication number: 20180218179
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to a method and apparatus for storing data for a batch of manufactured items. The method comprises defining in a processor, using a lower limit identifier and an upper limit identifier, a range of unique item identifiers for the batch, wherein each manufactured item in the batch is allocated a unique item identifier falling within the range. The item identifiers are stored in allocated storage space. If an upper limit identifier is specified for each time interval, an amount of storage specified for all manufactured items during a production time period is calculated as a sum of a first product and a second product, the first product being a product of a production time and a size allocated to each upper limit identifier, and the second product being a product of the production time, a total number of manufactured items, and a percentage of unused identifiers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: PHILIP MORRIS USA INC.
    Inventors: Erwan FRADET, Alain SAGER, Patrick MAUROUX, Patrick CHANEZ, Philippe CHATELAIN
  • Publication number: 20180205543
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of defining a numerical basis by combining at least two different ranges of numbers which can be used to obfuscate an alphanumeric character. This basis can be used for product identification or other methods of creating unique tracking or identification numbers when used in combination with conversion functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: INEXTO SA
    Inventors: Erwan FRADET, Patrick CHANEZ, Philippe CHATELAIN
  • Patent number: 10019606
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to a method and apparatus for storing data for a batch of manufactured items. The method comprises defining in a processor, using a lower limit identifier and an upper limit identifier, a range of unique item identifiers for the batch, wherein each manufactured item in the batch is allocated a unique item identifier falling within the range. The item identifiers are stored in allocated storage space. If an upper limit identifier is specified for each time interval, an amount of storage specified for all manufactured items during a production time period is calculated as a sum of a first product and a second product, the first product being a product of a production time and a size allocated to each upper limit identifier, and the second product being a product of the production time, a total number of manufactured items, and a percentage of unused identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Erwan Fradet, Alain Sager, Patrick Mauroux, Patrick Chanez, Philippe Chatelain
  • Publication number: 20180191505
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system of obtaining authorization where there are multiple authorization modules. When an authorization is provided by a module, it is combined with a security token, digital signature or encryption identifying which module provided the authorization. To obtain a full authorization, multiple authorization modules may be required and these modules can be connected in parallel and or in series with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: INEXTO SA
    Inventors: Erwan FRADET, Patrick CHANEZ, Philippe CHATELAIN
  • Publication number: 20180032951
    Abstract: There is provided a method and apparatus for tracking of items and containers of items. The method comprises generating a set of unique item identifier codes, each identifier code corresponding to a specific item in a set of items. Then, at a production line, uniquely identifying multiple items by marking the multiple items with the corresponding unique item identifiers. The method further includes detecting the unique item identifiers on the set of items and transmitting the detected unique item identifiers to a processor. After aggregating items into containers, containers are marked with container identifiers. The method then associates the detected container identifier in the database with detected item identifiers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: INEXTO SA
    Inventors: Patrick CHANEZ, Nicolas SCHAEFER, Roger BARATA
  • Publication number: 20170270467
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for identifying manufactured items in containers, where each container is suitable for containing two or more units, and where the method comprises the steps of: associating each unit with a unique unit identifier, uniquely identifying each unit, allocating two or more units to be contained in each container, uniquely identifying each container, for each container, determining one or more ranges of unit identifiers of the two or more units allocated to the container, and storing, in a database, a container identifier for each container, each container identifier being coupled, in the database, to the one or more ranges of unit identifiers of the two or more units allocated to the container. There is also provided methods and apparatus for authenticating, tracking and tracing the units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Patrick Chanez, Alain Sager, Philippe Chatelain, Erwan Fradet
  • Publication number: 20170235976
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to a method and apparatus for storing data for a batch of manufactured items. The method comprises defining in a processor, using a lower limit identifier and an upper limit identifier, a range of unique item identifiers for the batch, wherein each manufactured item in the batch is allocated a unique item identifier falling within the range. The item identifiers are stored in allocated storage space. If an upper limit identifier is specified for each time interval, an amount of storage specified for all manufactured items during a production time period is calculated as a sum of a first product and a second product, the first product being a product of a production time and a size allocated to each upper limit identifier, and the second product being a product of the production time, a total number of manufactured items, and a percentage of unused identifiers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: PHILIP MORRIS USA INC.
    Inventors: Erwan FRADET, Alain SAGER, Patrick MAUROUX, Patrick CHANEZ, Philippe CHATELAIN