Patents by Inventor Patrick Heins

Patrick Heins 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: 20200056718
    Abstract: A method for actuating a solenoid valve, which is loaded with a pneumatic pressure medium, in order to reduce a pressure (psys) which is applied to the solenoid valve, where the solenoid valve assumes a closed switching position in the deenergized state and assumes a completely open switching position when it is energized with a switching current intensity (Is(p)) which is dependent on the applied pressure (psys), where a first rise current final value (I1) is predetermined, which first rise current final value is smaller than the switching current intensity (Is(p)), where the solenoid valve is energized with an actuating current which follows an actuating current profile (SV1, SV2), and where the actuating current profile (SV1, SV2) comprises a first rise phase (TA1), in which the actuating current is increased to the predetermined first rise current final value (I1), and, following said first rise phase, a first holding phase (TH1) in which the actuating current is held constant at the first rise current fi
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Dierk Hein, Patrick Wassermann
  • Patent number: 10407637
    Abstract: Diesel fuel composition suitable for use in an internal combustion engine comprising: (a) 2 mass % to 30 mass % of kerosene having a kinematic viscosity at 40° C. of 1.5 mm2/s or less and a density of 810 kg/m3 or less; (b) 2 mass % to 20 mass % of Fischer-Tropsch derived base oil having a kinematic viscosity at 40° C. of 7.5 mm2/s or greater and a density of 790 kg/m3 or greater; and (c) diesel base fuel. The diesel fuel composition of the present invention provides improved cold flow properties while simultaneously maintaining other properties such as viscosity and density within diesel fuel specification requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard Hugh Clark, James Patrick Ewen, Richard John Heins, Paul Anthony Stevenson
  • Patent number: 9213614
    Abstract: To test a software application, a method submits an electronic board including a component implementing an application to a laser radiation generated in test equipment. The component is excited with laser pulses having very short durations distributed during complex operational phases of the component for running the application, and the reaction of the component and the application are observed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: European Aernautic Defence And Space Company Eads France
    Inventors: Nadine Buard, Florent Miller, Antonin Bougerol, Patrick Heins, Thierry Carriere
  • Patent number: 8577662
    Abstract: To analyze an electronic component, this component is exposed to a focused laser beam. The information provided by the laser mapping relating to the position and to the depth of the sensitivity zones of the component is used as input parameter in prediction codes for quantifying the sensitivity of the mapped component to ionizing particles in the natural radioactive environment. The prediction codes are used to determine the occurrence of malfunctions in the electronic component. Determination of the risks associated with the radiative environment imposes two aspects: one, probabilistic, takes into account the particle/matter interaction and the other, electrical, takes into account the charge collection inside the electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignees: European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company EADS France, Airbus Operations (S.A.S.), Astrium SAS
    Inventors: Florent Miller, Nadine Buard, Cecile Weulersse, Thierry Carriere, Patrick Heins
  • Patent number: 8378696
    Abstract: The behavior of a component subjected to pulsed laser radiation is measured. The polarization value, frequency, and temperature (or other operating conditions) to which the component is sensitive are determined by detecting a temporary or permanent fault in the operation of the component. If necessary, the parasitic currents generated are prevented from destroying the tested component at the time of testing. A susceptibility of the component to energetic interactions and the preferred operating conditions for the component are deduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company EADS France
    Inventors: Nadine Buard, Florent Miller, Patrick Heins, Thierry Carriere
  • Patent number: 8338803
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for testing an integrated circuit. The device comprises a plate for receiving and subjecting the integrated circuit to a test. The plate comprises a component for powering and operating the integrated circuit and another component for measuring the operation of the integrated circuit during the test. The device also comprises an irradiation device for subjecting the circuit to a proton bombardment and a mask with a variable thickness provided between a bombardment access region on the integrated circuit and an established zone of the integrated circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company Eads France
    Inventors: Florent Miller, Cécile Weulersse, Antonin Bougerol, Thierry Carriere, Patrick Heins, Samuel Hazo
  • Publication number: 20120284006
    Abstract: To analyze an electronic component, this component is exposed to a focused laser beam. The information provided by the laser mapping relating to the position and to the depth of the sensitivity zones of the component is used as input parameter in prediction codes for quantifying the sensitivity of the mapped component to ionizing particles in the natural radioactive environment. The prediction codes are used to determine the occurrence of malfunctions in the electronic component. Determination of the risks associated with the radiative environment imposes two aspects: one, probabilistic, takes into account the particle/matter interaction and the other, electrical, takes into account the charge collection inside the electronic component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicants: AIRBUS FRANCE, EUROPEAN AERONAUTIC DEFENCE AND SPACE COMPANY EADS FRANCE, ASTRIUM SAS
    Inventors: Florent Miller, Nadine Buard, Cecile Weulersse, Thierry Carriere, Patrick Heins
  • Patent number: 8289038
    Abstract: To analyze an electric component in depth, provision is made to submit the aforementioned component to focused laser radiation. It is shown that by modifying the altitude of the focus in the component, some internal parts of the aforementioned component can be characterized more easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: European Aeronautic Defence and Space Compai
    Inventors: Florent Miller, Nadine Buard, Imad Lahoud, Thierry Carriere, Patrick Heins
  • Publication number: 20120001088
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for testing an integrated circuit. The device comprises a plate for receiving and subjecting the integrated circuit to a test. The plate comprises a component for powering and operating the integrated circuit and another component for measuring the operation of the integrated circuit during the test. The device also comprises an irradiation device for subjecting the circuit to a proton bombardment and a mask with a variable thickness provided between a bombardment access region on the integrated circuit and an established zone of the integrated circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventors: Florent Miller, Cécile Weulersse, Antonin Bougerol, Thierry Carriere, Patrick Heins, Samuel Hazo
  • Patent number: 8023416
    Abstract: A module to test electromagnetic compatibility of at least one high speed Ethernet interface onboard an aircraft. The module includes a cable less than 1 meter long, the ends of which are fitted with two aircraft contacts, two standard connectors compatible with standard test equipment, and a mechanism simulating attenuation of a test cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Airbus Operations SAS
    Inventors: Franck Flourens, Eddie Gambardella, Patrick Heins, Bernard Boisson, Philippe Sant-Anna, Joseph Rival
  • Publication number: 20100289501
    Abstract: The behavior of a component subjected to pulsed laser radiation is measured. The polarization value, frequency, and temperature (or other operating conditions) to which the component is sensitive are determined by detecting a temporary or permanent fault in the operation of the component. If necessary, the parasitic currents generated are prevented from destroying the tested component at the time of testing. A susceptibility of the component to energetic interactions and the preferred operating conditions for the component are deduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company EADS France
    Inventors: Nadine Buard, Florent Miller, Patrick Heins, Thierry Carriere
  • Publication number: 20100280785
    Abstract: To test a software application, a method submits an electronic board including a component implementing an application to a laser radiation generated in test equipment. The component is excited with laser pulses having very short durations distributed during complex operational phases of the component for running the application, and the reaction of the component and the application are observed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: European Aeronautic Defence And Space Company EADS France
    Inventors: Nadine Buard, Florent Miller, Antonin Bougerol, Patrick Heins, Thierry Carriere
  • Publication number: 20100148790
    Abstract: To analyse an electric component in depth, provision is made to submit said component to focused laser radiation. It is shown that by modifying the altitude of the focus in the component, some internal parts of said component can be characterized more easily.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2007
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: Eurpoean Aeronautic Defence and Space Company EADA France
    Inventors: Florent Miller, Nadine Buard, Imad Lahoud, Thierry Carriere, Patrick Heins
  • Patent number: 7669356
    Abstract: Device for detecting and counting shots fired by an automatic or semi-automatic fire arm with a barrel and moving parts to recock the fire arm, sliding in the axial direction (Y-Y?) of the barrel between a front position and a rear position, whereby the fire arm undergoes accelerations in the axial direction (Y-Y?) of the barrel for every fired shot, caused by a succession of shocks due to the shot being fired and to the movements of the moving parts, whereby the progression in time of the accelerations is typical for a fire arm and for the type of ammunition used, thus forming a typical signature for the fire arm and for the type of ammunition, characterized in that it comprises an accelerometer (2) with a pass band which is sensitive to shocks in the axial direction (Y-Y?) of the barrel and a microprocessor (3) for analyzing the signal (S) of the accelerometer (2) while firing, whereby the microprocessor (3) is equipped with an algorithm to count the number of shots fired, based on the discernment and recor
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: FN Herstal, Societe Anonyme
    Inventors: René Joannes, Jean-Paul Delcourt, Patrick Heins
  • Publication number: 20080197859
    Abstract: A module to test electromagnetic compatibility of at least one high speed Ethernet interface onboard an aircraft. The module includes a cable less than 1 meter long, the ends of which are fitted with two aircraft contacts, two standard connectors compatible with standard test equipment, and a mechanism simulating attenuation of a test cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2006
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Applicant: Airbus France
    Inventors: Franck Flourens, Eddie Gambardella, Patrick Heins, Bernard Boisson, Philippe Sant-Anna, Joseph Rival
  • Patent number: 7356959
    Abstract: An authorization system for a firearm (10) includes an authorizing device (32) worn by the authorized user, and a firearm (10) with a fire control system, a computer controller (28), and a piezo-electric disabler (60). The computer controller (28) communicates with the authorizing device (32), and if no authorizing signal is received from the authorizing device, sends an electric output signal to the disabler (60) to prevent the fire control system from allowing the firearm to fire. The disabler, upon application of the electrical signal from the computer controller, cams the rearward moving trigger bar (52) of the fire control system clear of the hammer link (54) to disrupt the fire control system. Consequently, the firearm (10) will not fire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: FN Herstal SA
    Inventors: Edward P. Schmitter, Armand Gering, Paul Michotte, Olivier Coulombier, Milton W. Erickson, Jason L. Hitchcox, Patrick Heins
  • Publication number: 20080016744
    Abstract: Device for detecting and counting shots fired by an automatic or semi-automatic fire arm with a barrel and moving parts to recock the fire arm, sliding in the axial direction (Y-Y?) of the barrel between a front position and a rear position, whereby the fire arm undergoes accelerations in the axial direction (Y-Y?) of the barrel for every fired shot, caused by a succession of shocks due to the shot being fired and to the movements of the moving parts, whereby the progression in time of the accelerations is typical for a fire arm and for the type of ammunition used, thus forming a typical signature for the fire arm and for the type of ammunition, characterized in that it comprises an accelerometer (2) with a pass band which is sensitive to shocks in the axial direction (Y-Y?) of the barrel and a microprocessor (3) for analyzing the signal (S) of the accelerometer (2) while firing, whereby the microprocessor (3) is equipped with an algorithm to count the number of shots fired, based on the discernment and recor
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventors: Rene Joannes, Jean-Paul Delcourt, Patrick Heins
  • Publication number: 20060088541
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to compounds and methods for the treatment of cancer. The compounds of this invention have specificity for EphA2, an epithelial cell tyrosine kinase that is overexpressed in metastatic tumor cells. The compounds used in accordance with this invention may be provided in a pharmaceutical composition for treatment of metastatic cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2005
    Publication date: April 27, 2006
    Applicant: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Michael Kinch, Nicole Zantek, Patrick Hein
  • Publication number: 20050169931
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to compounds and methods for the treatment of metastatic disease. The compounds of this invention have specificity for EphA2, an epithelial cell tyrosine kinase that is overexpressed in metastatic tumor-cells. The compounds used in accordance with this invention may be provided in a pharmaceutical composition for treatment of metastatic disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2005
    Publication date: August 4, 2005
    Applicant: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Michael Kinch, Nicole Zantek, Patrick Hein
  • Publication number: 20050051105
    Abstract: A rotary milking parlor milker detacher having a pivoting support arm and retracting chain arrangement that is synchronized with a rotating platform position to move the detacher between a storage position, a presentation position, and a milking position to protect the detacher from damage and provide a superior ergonomic design that reduces operator fatigue and turnover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2004
    Publication date: March 10, 2005
    Inventors: Patrick Hein, Jeffrey Hanson, Michael Heinrich, Frank Hoelscher, Larry Larson, Peter Kaever, Karsten Schonrock