Patents by Inventor Philippe Armand

Philippe Armand 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: 20200371343
    Abstract: The invention relates to glazing (1) comprising a first glazing sheet (10; 10A, 10B) forming a substrate on which at least one film of an electrochemical system (12) is formed, said system having optical and/or energy-related properties that are electrically controllable, a second glazing sheet (14) forming a counter-substrate, and a third glazing sheet (18). The substrate has characteristics that allow it to be obtained by being cut from a motherboard on which motherboard at least one film or the electro-chemical system (12) is formed. The substrate is located between the counter-substrate (14) and the third glazing sheet (18) and is set back relative to the counter-substrate (14) and relative to the third glazing sheet (18) over the entire circumference of the substrate (10; 10A, 10B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: René GY, Jean-Christophe Giron, Li-Ya Yeh, Philippe Letocart, Annabelle Andreau-Wiedenmaier, Philippe Armand
  • Patent number: 10767623
    Abstract: A rotor blade assembly for a wind turbine. The rotor blade assembly includes a rotor blade having surfaces defining a pressure side, a suction side, a leading edge, and a trailing edge extending between a blade tip and a blade root. The rotor blade assembly also includes at least one noise reducer secured at the trailing edge. The noise reducer(s) includes at least one serration having a base portion and at least one side edge feature extending from the base portion. Further, the base portion extends along a first plane. The side edge feature(s) extends out of the first plane so as to reduce vortices generated by the serration(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Guannan Wang, Benoit Philippe Armand Petijean, Roger Drobietz
  • Patent number: 10718937
    Abstract: The invention relates to glazing (1) comprising a first glazing sheet (10; 10A, 10B) forming a substrate on which at least one film of an electrochemical system (12) is formed, said system having optical and/or energy-related properties that are electrically controllable, a second glazing sheet (14) forming a counter-substrate, and a third glazing sheet (18). The substrate has characteristics that allow it to be obtained by being cut from a motherboard on which motherboard at least one film of the electrochemical system (12) is formed. The substrate is located between the counter-substrate (14) and the third glazing sheet (18) and is set back relative to the counter-substrate (14) and relative to the third glazing sheet (18) over the entire circumference of the substrate (10; 10A, 10B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SAGE ELECTROCHROMICS, INC.
    Inventors: René Gy, Jean-Christophe Giron, Li-Ya Yeh, Philippe Letocart, Annabelle Andreau-Wiedenmaier, Philippe Armand
  • Patent number: 10502660
    Abstract: A method of loading a rotating assembly of a turbocharger can include positioning a swage collar on an end portion of a turbocharger shaft that extends through a through bore of a compressor wheel; applying a pulling force to the end portion of the turbocharger shaft to achieve a desired amount of loading; deforming the swage collar to form a swaged collar fixed to the end portion of the turbocharger shaft; and releasing the pulling force wherein the swaged collar maintains the desired amount of loading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Garrett Transportation I Inc.
    Inventors: Dominique Armand, Philippe Mathieu, Joel Castan, Gerard Dieudonne
  • Publication number: 20190316565
    Abstract: A rotor blade assembly for a wind turbine. The rotor blade assembly includes a rotor blade having surfaces defining a pressure side, a suction side, a leading edge, and a trailing edge extending between a blade tip and a blade root. The rotor blade assembly also includes at least one noise reducer secured at the trailing edge. The noise reducer(s) includes at least one serration having a base portion and at least one side edge feature extending from the base portion. Further, the base portion extends along a first plane. The side edge feature(s) extends out of the first plane so as to reduce vortices generated by the serration(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Guannan Wang, Benoit Philippe Armand Petitjean, Roger Drobietz
  • Patent number: 10247171
    Abstract: A system and method for simultaneously coordinating a wake control system and a noise control system of a wind farm having a plurality of wind turbines is disclosed. The method includes determining, via a farm controller, one or more wake control set points for the wake control system. Further, the method includes determining, via the farm controller, one or more noise control set points for the noise control system. The method also includes selecting, via the farm controller, between the wake control set points and the noise control set points for each of the plurality of wind turbines. Thus, the method also includes sending, via the farm controller, the selected control set points to local controllers of the plurality of wind turbines and operating the wind farm based on the selected control set points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Benoit Philippe Armand Petitjean, Megan Wilson, Akshay Ambekar
  • Publication number: 20190072068
    Abstract: A method for mitigating noise during high wind speed conditions of a wind turbine includes providing a backward twist to the outboard region of the rotor blade having an angle of less than 6°. The method may also include reducing a tip chord taper within at least a portion of the outboard region of the rotor blade. Further, the method may include increasing a local tip chord length of the rotor blade. In addition, the method may include increasing a torsional stiffness of the outboard region of the rotor blade. As such, a combination of one or more of the blade properties described above are configured to reduce noise associated with high wind speed conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Murray Fisher, Christian A. Carroll, Stefan Herr, Drew Adam Wetzel, Benjamin Patrick Hallissy, Andreas Herrig, Benoit Philippe Armand Petitjean
  • Publication number: 20170356421
    Abstract: A system and method for simultaneously coordinating a wake control system and a noise control system of a wind farm having a plurality of wind turbines is disclosed. The method includes determining, via a farm controller, one or more wake control set points for the wake control system. Further, the method includes determining, via the farm controller, one or more noise control set points for the noise control system. The method also includes selecting, via the farm controller, between the wake control set points and the noise control set points for each of the plurality of wind turbines. Thus, the method also includes sending, via the farm controller, the selected control set points to local controllers of the plurality of wind turbines and operating the wind farm based on the selected control set points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Benoit Philippe Armand PETITJEAN, Megan Wilson, Akshay Ambekar
  • Patent number: 9518894
    Abstract: A device for measuring vibration amplitudes of the blade tips in a turbomachine is provided. The device includes a support mounted in an orifice of a casing of a turbomachine, in which are housed two optical guides for the emission and reception of a light signal exiting inside the casing across from the tips of the blades of a turbine wheel Each optical guide includes an optical fiber connected by a mechanical connector to a needle of which the core is made of a material able to transmit a light signal and which is resistant to temperatures less than or equal to 1100° C. and which exits at its distal end in the casing across from the blade tips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Andre Leroux, Serge Del Arco, Olivier Follerot, Michel Herbault, Philippe Armand Hugbart, Fabien Pouchard, Etienne Tulie
  • Publication number: 20130312341
    Abstract: The invention relates to glazing (1) comprising a first glazing sheet (10; 10A, 10B) forming a substrate on which at least one film of an electrochemical system (12) is formed, said system having optical and/or energy-related properties that are electrically controllable, a second glazing sheet (14) forming a counter-substrate, and a third glazing sheet (18). The substrate has characteristics that allow it to be obtained by being cut from a motherboard on which motherboard at least one film of the electrochemical system (12) is formed. The substrate is located between the counter-substrate (14) and the third glazing sheet (18) and is set back relative to the counter-substrate (14) and relative to the third glazing sheet (18) over the entire circumference of the substrate (10; 10A, 10B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: SAGE ELECTROCHROMICS, INC.
    Inventors: René Gy, Jean-Christophe Giron, Li-Ya Yeh, Philippe Letocart, Annabelle Andreau-Wiedenmaier, Philippe Armand
  • Patent number: 8457772
    Abstract: Presented herein are methods and devices for designing dental components, such as physical models of a patient's anatomy, crowns and bridges. An operator of a prosthetic designing system can receive information, such as from a scanner, which provides information on the topology of the patient's dentition. The operator can use this information to design a custom prosthetic to fit the patient. Part of the designing process involves using a finish line defined for a preparation as a segmentation line for a physical die corresponding to the preparation, and using a path of draw line as an insertion axis line for a dental prosthetic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Biocad Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: David Giasson, Philippe-Armand Laberge, Marc Bedard, Urban Nilsson, Per-Olof Karlsson, Anna Persson
  • Patent number: 8044415
    Abstract: A luminous structure based on light-emitting diodes, which includes: a first dielectric element with a substantially plane main face associated with a first electrode; a second dielectric element with a substantially plane main face associated with a second electrode that faces the first electrode and lies in a different plane; at least a first light-emitting diode including a semiconductor chip including, on first and second opposed faces, first and second electrical contacts, the first electrical contact being electrically connected to the first electrode, the second electrical contact being electrically connected to the second electrode, and at least the first element at least partly transmitting radiation within the ultraviolet or in the visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Glass France
    Inventors: Rino Messere, Philippe Armand
  • Publication number: 20110196524
    Abstract: Presented herein are methods and devices for designing dental components, such as physical models of a patient's anatomy, crowns and bridges. An operator of a prosthetic designing system can receive information, such as from a scanner, which provides information on the topology of the patient's dentition. The operator can use this information to design a custom prosthetic to fit the patient. Part of the designing process involves using a finish line defined for a preparation as a segmentation line for a physical die corresponding to the preparation, and using a path of draw line as an insertion axis line for a dental prosthetic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: Nobel Biocare Services AG
    Inventors: David Giasson, Philippe-Armand Laberge, Marc Bedard, Urban Nilsson, Per-Olof Karlsson, Anna Persson
  • Publication number: 20110151418
    Abstract: The invention relates to a portable psychological monitoring device, comprising an input, an output, a repository and a processor. The repository comprises a plurality of questionnaires, each comprising one or more questions relating to a mental state of a user. The processor is arranged for selecting a first questionnaire of the plurality of questionnaires, and presenting at least one of the questions of the first questionnaire to the user via the output at a first moment that is random to the user. The processor is arranged for receiving an answer to the question from the user via the input, and storing the answer into the repository. The invention further relates to a system for psychological monitoring, a method of assessment of a mental state of a user and a method of treatment or prevention of mood disorders and related disorder phenotypes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: Philippe Armand Etienne Ghislain Delespaul, Johannes Jacobus Van Os, Marten William De Vries, Nancy Anne Nicolson, Peter Maria Joseph Emonds, Inez Yvonne Ronald Germeys, Franciscus Petrus Maria Ludovicus Peeters, Maria Catharina Wichers
  • Publication number: 20090114928
    Abstract: A luminous structure based on light-emitting diodes, which includes: a first dielectric element with a substantially plane main face associated with a first electrode; a second dielectric element with a substantially plane main face associated with a second electrode that faces the first electrode and lies in a different plane; at least a first light-emitting diode including a semiconductor chip including, on first and second opposed faces, first and second electrical contacts, the first electrical contact being electrically connected to the first electrode, the second electrical contact being electrically connected to the second electrode, and at least the first element at least partly transmitting radiation within the ultraviolet or in the visible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Applicant: Saint- Gobain Glass France
    Inventors: Rino Messere, Philippe Armand
  • Patent number: 6302681
    Abstract: A process and a device for duplicate molding on at least one part of a glazing, placed in a mold, particularly a monolithic or laminated glazing, of glass and/or of transparent plastic, by injection of plastic has at least two stations: a main station for the pressurization of a first mold, the injection of a plastic and the release of the molding pressure of the mold. Additional operations are being performed on a second mold at an auxiliary station. Transfers of the molds from the auxiliary station to the main station and vice versa are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Vitrage International
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Douche, Philippe Armand
  • Patent number: 6106758
    Abstract: A process and a device for duplicate molding on at least one part of a glazing, placed in a mold, particularly a monolithic or laminated glazing, of glass and/or of transparent plastic, by injection of plastic has at least two stations: a main station for the pressurization of a first mold, the injection of a plastic and the release of the molding pressure of the mold. Additional operations are being performed on a second mold at an auxiliary station. Transfers of the molds from the auxiliary station to the main station and vice versa are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Vitrage International
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Douche, Philippe Armand
  • Patent number: 5492951
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the treatment of the periphery of a glass, more particularly an encapsulated glass, which consists of treating part of the surface of the glass by at least one silane and a composition able to form a layer having free OH groups. This process is useful for treating glass so that a resin, such as a polyurethane, upon contact with the treated glass will readily adhere and bond to the glass. The treated glass can be fitted into car body bays or openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1996
    Assignee: Saint Gobain Vitrage International
    Inventors: Andre Beyrle, Philippe Armand