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).

  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190023249
    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: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Francois Gaffe, Philippe Richard
  • Publication number: 20180345932
    Abstract: A system includes a helper piston that includes an axial sleeve that is integral with a guide bracket and that has a threaded exterior surface; a translationally fixed but rotational translation nut that has internal threads that complement those of the helper piston and that supports a gear connected to a drive motor; a plunger piston pushed by the helper piston and connected to a control rod; a trigger spring between the helper piston and the stop carried by the control rod for triggering brake assistance; a stop including a stop sleeve and a flange that is applied to the trigger spring, where the body of the control rod has a crimping area for securing the stop by crimping in an adjusted compression position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Francois Gaffe, Philippe Richard
  • Patent number: 10043388
    Abstract: A method of managing a parking system comprising receiving a request for a parking location from a user of a mobile device, selecting an available spot, and guiding the user to the available spot. The method in on embodiment further comprises marking the parking location. In one embodiment, the user may also be given guidance back to the marked parking location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: DP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Richard Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving, David Vogel, Mark Andrew Christensen
  • Patent number: 10022086
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to provide an extended band is described. The method comprises pairing a body-worn device and a host device and establishing a low-power connection between the body-worn device and the host device to form an extended band. The method further comprises monitoring a user's status with a plurality of sensors on the host device and/or the body-worn device, and using the extended band to do one or more of: provide alerts to the user, based on the sensor data, control the extended band from one of the devices, and share data with third parties using the extended band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: DP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Richard Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving, David Vogel
  • Patent number: 9998789
    Abstract: A method of facilitating audience interaction comprising determining a user-current state, based on at least one of user-entered input to be provided by a user on a device that is to be worn by the user and movement data to be received from the device. The determination of the user-current state includes determining a choice and a reaction of the user, and generating the user-current state, based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: DP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Richard Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving
  • Patent number: 9989929
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to provide a user interface for a multi-purpose band is described. The user interface includes two shapes, in one embodiment, each shape made up of a plurality of LEDs or other light sources. Multiple types of information may be provided to the user through the lights, including activity statistics, sleep statistics, and current time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: DP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Richard Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving
  • Patent number: 9989366
    Abstract: A method or apparatus to provide a global positioning system receiver is described. The Personal navigation system includes at least one motion sensor, the motion sensor capable of identifying a user activity, and distinguishing between walking and driving, or other manual v. mechanical locomotion. The system automatically switches modes to the appropriate format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: DP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Richard Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving
  • Patent number: 9990026
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of using sleep monitoring is described. The method comprises monitoring the user's state using a plurality of sensors in a sensor system and detecting when the user is falling asleep. The method further comprises adjusting settings in an associated device in response to the user falling asleep.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: DP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Richard Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving, Sonia Lee Kahn
  • Publication number: 20180106827
    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: October 23, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Philippe Richard Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving, Mark Andrew Christensen, Brian Y. Lee, David Vogel
  • Patent number: 9948585
    Abstract: A message processing device with a split-architecture is described that allows for flexible control over data flow while enabling optimal processing based on available system resources. In one particular example, messages are processed in two stages prior to transmission to a destination. A cursory evaluation of each message determines whether a deeper level of processing is to be performed using additional resources. Then, messages capable of transmission with no perceivable delay may be transmitted directly, whereas messages to be processed using greater resources are directed to a workflow pipeline engine for more expensive processing at a later stage. The result is a low latency system allowing for efficient resource management, whose architecture is scalable and readily extendible, for example, to increase resources available during periods of high data flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Cirius Messaging Inc.
    Inventors: Thierry LeVasseur, Philippe Richard
  • Patent number: 9945680
    Abstract: A method or apparatus to provide a display of friends in a local area to a user, receive a request to meet, and calculate an optimal location for a meeting is described. In one embodiment, the system provides guidance to the user to the optimal location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: DP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Richard Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving
  • Patent number: 9940161
    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: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: DP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Richard Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving
  • Patent number: 9922186
    Abstract: A method of providing an additional safety mechanism comprising enabling a setting up of a transaction using a mobile device, between a recipient and a provider, the transaction to be completed face-to-face, providing a wearable device, capable of connecting to the mobile device of the recipient and the mobile device of the provider, the wearable device used to identify an owner of the wearable device as the indicated provider. The method further comprising using the connection between the wearable device and the recipient mobile device to provide an authentication of the recipient to the provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: DP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Richard Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving, Mark Andrew Christensen, Sonia Lee Kahn
  • Patent number: 9797920
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: DPTechnologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Richard Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving, Mark Andrew Christensen, Brian Y. Lee, David Vogel
  • Patent number: 9754217
    Abstract: A data leak protection system and methods thereof are described that identify and analyze a digital fingerprint for a data package, the digital fingerprint characterizing the data package based on a corpus of data within the data package. In one embodiment, an asset descriptor is configured to identify one or more assets within the corpus of data while a contextual analyzer frames the one or more assets into the prevailing contextual environment. Then, a domain identifier further identifies a data perimeter based on the assets identified for the prevailing contextual environment. A comparison of the digital fingerprint to a collection of domain specific identifiers allows further actions responsive to a digital fingerprint falling outside of the data perimeter for an identified contextual environment. In one example, a data leak triggers quarantining of the data package for further manual processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Cirius Messaging Inc.
    Inventors: Thierry LeVasseur, Philippe Richard
  • Publication number: 20170087330
    Abstract: A sleep sensing system comprising a sensor to obtain real-time information about a user, a sleep state logic to determine the user's current sleep state based on the real-time information. The system further comprising a sleep stage selector to select an optimal next sleep state for the user, and a sound output system to output sounds to guide the user from the current sleep state to the optimal next sleep state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Philippe Richard Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving
  • Patent number: 9594354
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to provide an extended band is described. The method includes pairing a watch and a host device. The method further includes monitoring a user's status with a plurality of sensors on the host device and/or the watch, and using the extended band to do one or more of: provide alerts to the user, based on the sensor data, control the extended band from one of the devices, and share data with third parties using the extended band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: DP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Richard Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving, David Vogel, Mark Andrew Christensen
  • Patent number: 9505390
    Abstract: A brake-assist device for a motor vehicle having a servomotor is described. A servomotor has a plunger piston, a moving part, and an arrangement to move the moving part into position with respect to the plunger piston. The servomotor is actuated by a control rod. The control rod has a first end that presses upon the plunger piston and a second end to receive a force exerted by a brake pedal intended to be moved by a driver of the vehicle. The servomotor includes a sensor interposed in a contact space between the plunger piston and the moving part. A spring is compressed between the plunger piston and the moving part. The servomotor includes an arrangement for displacing the plunger piston in the contact space based on the driving mode. A stiffness of the spring is sufficiently high for an onset of braking to occur only with a striking force that is significantly higher during a reactive driving mode than it is during a calm driving mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Philippe Richard, Francois Gaffe, Bastien Cagnac
  • Patent number: D835614
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: DP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Richard Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving, Mark Andrew Christensen, Colin Mcclarin Cooper