Patents by Inventor Philippe Richard

Philippe Richard 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: 20200400626
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for analysing hydrocarbons, comprising: the implementation of a gas chromatography separation according to a first controlled temperature profile, to separate a sample into a plurality of analytes; the detection of at least one of said analytes by measurement of a variation of the resonance frequency of at least one resonator of nano-electromechanical system (NEMS) type covered with a functional layer made to vibrate at the resonance frequency thereof, under the effect of an adsorption or desorption of the analyte by the functional layer, said method being characterised in that the resonator is subjected to a second controlled temperature profile, lower than the first profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Eric Colinet, Philippe Andreucci, Pierre Puget, Matthieu Loriau, John Richard Ordonez Varela, Frank Haeseler
  • Publication number: 20200393487
    Abstract: An electronic device monitors accelerations using a motion sensor. The electronic device determines a current motion state based on the accelerations. The electronic device identifies a plurality of applications that subscribe to a motion state identification service and notifies a subset of the applications of the current motion state, the subset meeting notification criteria associated with the current motion state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Philippe Richard KAHN, Arthur KINSOLVING, Mark Andrew CHRISTENSEN, Brian Y. LEE, David VOGEL
  • Publication number: 20200393488
    Abstract: An electronic device monitors accelerations using a motion sensor. The electronic device determines a current motion state based on the accelerations. The electronic device identifies a plurality of applications that subscribe to a motion state identification service and notifies a subset of the applications of the current motion state, the subset meeting notification criteria associated with the current motion state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Philippe Richard KAHN, Arthur KINSOLVING, Mark Andrew CHRISTENSEN, Brian Y. LEE, David VOGEL
  • Publication number: 20200385373
    Abstract: The present invention relates to piperidine derivatives of formula (I) wherein Ar1, Ar2, RAr1, R1, R2, and R3 are as described in the description, their preparation, to pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, and to their use as pharmaceuticals, to pharmaceutical compositions containing one or more compounds of formula (I), and especially to their use as CXCR7 receptor modulators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Hamed AISSAOUI, Philippe GUERRY, Francois LEHEMBRE, Julien POTHIER, Laetitia POUZOL, Sylvia RICHARD-BILDSTEIN, Shuguang YUAN
  • Patent number: 10842968
    Abstract: A method and apparatus comprising to utilize local data to improve sleep is described. The method includes identifying local data relevant to a user's sleep quality, evaluating a user's sleep environment and sleep settings, and changing the user's sleep environment and/or sleep settings based on the local data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: DP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Richard Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving
  • Patent number: 10752620
    Abstract: The present invention relates to piperidine derivatives of formula (I) wherein Ar1, Ar2, RAr1, R1, R2 and R3 are as described in the description, their preparation, to pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, and to their use as pharmaceuticals, to pharmaceutical compositions containing one or more compounds of formula (I), and especially to their use as CXCR7 receptor modulators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: IDORSIA PHARMACEUTICALS LTD.
    Inventors: Hamed Aissaoui, Philippe Guerry, Francois Lehembre, Julien Pothier, Laetitia Pouzol, Sylvia Richard-Bildstein, Shuguang Yuan
  • Patent number: 10754683
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to provide a scheduler comprising determining a current use characteristic for the device based on motion information and active applications, and scheduling a future task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: DP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Richard Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving
  • Patent number: 10744390
    Abstract: A method for monitoring human activity using an inertial sensor includes monitoring accelerations, identifying a current user activity from a plurality of user activities based on the accelerations, and counting periodic human motions appropriate to the current user activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: DP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Richard Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving, Mark Andrew Christensen, Brian Y. Lee, David Vogel
  • Publication number: 20200231134
    Abstract: An electromechanical brake assist system driven by an electric motor cooperating with a master cylinder and having, along the axis of actuation, a helper piston in the shape of an axial sleeve solidly connected with a guide bracket and having a threaded surface. A nut, fixed in translation but free to rotate, has interior threads that complement those of the helper piston, which it receives, and exterior teeth that cooperate with the drive motor. A plunger piston carries a drive base so it can be pushed by the piston. Its other extremity is connected to the control rod, formed from a body and a head. The body has a crimping area and the head has a sleeve with an extremity that can be crimped along the crimping area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: David Patarra, Francois Gaffe, Philippe Richard
  • Publication number: 20200166721
    Abstract: The invention relates to a modular and stackable system (1) for arranging an optical fibre of an optical system in a controlled and secure manner, comprising at least the following components: a modular frame (30) comprising a plurality of upright posts (31), wherein the posts (31) are arranged such on the frame (30) that a next-neighbour distance of the posts (31) is identical, wherein each post (31) comprises a recess (31a) on the upper end; at least one module (20) for receiving an optical fibre, wherein the module (20) comprises at least four corners (21); wherein the posts (31) are arranged such that four modules (20) can be arranged with their corners (21) non-overlapping on a single post (31); wherein each module's corner (21) can be fixed with a fixing means on the post (31), wherein the fixing means is designed to engage in the recess (31a) on the upper end of the post (31) and wherein the corners (21) of each module (20) and the fixing means are designed such that the fixing means can simultaneously
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: UNIVERSITAT BERN
    Inventors: Philippe Richard RAISIN, Christoph BACHER, Andres LUDER SCHAIBLE, Manuel Alain RYSER, Adrian JENK
  • Publication number: 20200121887
    Abstract: A method or apparatus to improve sleep aid efficacy is described. The method comprises monitoring the sleeping patterns of a user utilizing a non-intrusive sleep monitoring device. The method further correlates the user's sleep quality and sleep quantity with use of the sleep aid. In one embodiment, the method adjusts the sleep aid based on the sleep statistics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Philippe Richard Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving
  • Patent number: 10610146
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present system is designed to be a wearable garment, worn in a vehicle, such as a car. The wearable garment includes a plurality of sensors. These sensors may be used by a processor to identify precursor signs of dozing off. In one embodiment, the processor may be in the wearable garment. In another embodiment, the processor may be in a mobile device linked to the wearable garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: DP TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Philippe Richard Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving
  • Patent number: 10568565
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods that track various aspects of a person's sleep and environment to optimize one or more aspects of the user's environment and sleep conditions, quality and duration, together or alone, and help make the one or more users maintain and prolong his or her deep sleep status and improve the their sleep duration and quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: DP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Richard Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving
  • Patent number: 10493969
    Abstract: A brake assist system comprising an intermediate spring combined with a compression thrust bearing, limiting the compression to a force greater than the response of the brake pedal under normal operating conditions. The spring and its compression thrust bearing are placed between the plunger piston (2) and the helper piston so that the spring transmits the thrust from the helper piston to the plunger piston that pulls the pedal under normal braking conditions. The helper piston pushes the plunger piston by way of the compression thrust bearing when the response of the plunger piston exceeds the compression threshold. A contact detector detects the contact between the helper piston and the thrust bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Francois Gaffe, Philippe Richard
  • Patent number: 10495479
    Abstract: A method comprises displaying a map including a plurality of streets and displaying street names for a first subset of the plurality of streets shown on the map, the street signs displayed only for the first subset of streets that are directly accessible from the user's current location and are along the user's path, wherein a second subset of streets that are not directly accessible from the user's current location, including streets behind the user's current location, do not have the street signs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: DP TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Philippe Richard Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving
  • Patent number: 10485474
    Abstract: A method comprising monitoring a user's movements and determining when the user is falling asleep into a sleep session. The method further comprising identifying the sleep session as a power nap or a longer sleep, and waking up the user at a predetermined time, based on a combination of user preferences and measured information regarding the sleep session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: DP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Richard Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving
  • Patent number: 10424183
    Abstract: A smart seating system is described. In one embodiment, the smart seating system may be integrated into a chair or seat, or may be a cushion that is placed on a seat. In one embodiment, the smart seating system uses one or more sensors to monitor the user. In one embodiment, the sensors may be sufficiently sensitive to monitor the user's respiration and heart rate, as well as whether the user is sitting or not. In one embodiment, the smart seating system can be used to monitor a user's breathing and heart rate. The system may be used to control stress in an office environment, in one embodiment. In addition to controlling stress, the smart seating system may be used to coach users to more healthful behaviors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: DP TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Philippe Richard Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving, Mark Andrew Christensen
  • Patent number: 10381344
    Abstract: Bipolar transistors and MOS transistors are formed in a common process. A semiconductor layer is arranged on an insulating layer. On a side of the bipolar transistors: an insulating region including the insulating layer is formed; openings are etched through the insulating region to delimit insulating walls; the openings are filled with first epitaxial portions; and the first epitaxial portions and a first region extending under the first epitaxial portions and under the insulating walls are doped. On the side of the bipolar transistors and on a side of the MOS transistors: gate structures are formed; second epitaxial portions are made; and the second epitaxial portions covering the first epitaxial portions are doped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignees: STMicroelectronics (Crolles 2) SAS, STMicroelectronics (Rousset) SAS, Commissariat A L'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Olivier Weber, Emmanuel Richard, Philippe Boivin
  • Publication number: 20190169180
    Abstract: The present invention relates to piperidine derivatives of formula (I) wherein Ar1, Ar2, RAr1, R1, R2 and R3 are as described in the description, their preparation, to pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, and to their use as pharmaceuticals, to pharmaceutical compositions containing one or more compounds of formula (I), and especially to their use as CXCR7 receptor modulators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Hamed AISSAOUI, Philippe GUERRY, Francois LEHEMBRE, Julien POTHIER, Laetitia POUZOL, Sylvia RICHARD-BILDSTEIN, Shuguang YUAN
  • Patent number: 10207075
    Abstract: A method or apparatus to improve sleep aid efficacy is described. The method comprises monitoring the sleeping patterns of a user utilizing a non-intrusive sleep monitoring device. The method further correlates the user's sleep quality and sleep quantity with use of the sleep aid. In one embodiment, the method adjusts the sleep aid based on the sleep statistics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: DP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Richard Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving