Patents by Inventor Philippe Roy

Philippe Roy 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: 20220305379
    Abstract: A method of producing a motion track for displacing a motion platform substantially synchronously with a predetermined media content may include: obtaining the media content; in response to receipt of the media content, generating a timeline for the media content based at least in part on a duration of the media content; receiving user input indicative of a plurality of motion samples to be added to the timeline, each associated with a respective point on the timeline; placing each of the motion samples on the timeline at the respective associated point on the timeline; and storing the plurality of motion samples, each in association with a respective time code representative of the respective associated point on the timeline of each of the motion samples, as part of the motion track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Jean-François MENARD, Philippe ROY, Robert DESAUTELS
  • Patent number: 11254514
    Abstract: A feeding assembly and a method of feeding components comprising a track along which components can be moved, said track comprising a sloped surface and a ledge, wherein said sloped surface slopes in a direction perpendicular to the direction which the components move along the track so that the components maintain a tilted orientation as they move along the track, a pickup platform comprising a pocket which can receive components from said track, and a pivot on which the pickup platform can be selectively rotated between a first position and second position. In the first position, the pocket is aligned with the track and the pocket is parallel with the sloped surface of the track, so that a component can move from the track into the pocket of the pickup platform. In the second position the pocket is in a horizontal orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: ISMECA SEMICONDUCTOR HOLDING SA
    Inventors: Sylvain Vienot, Valerio Osler, Philippe Roy
  • Patent number: 11173410
    Abstract: A multi-platform vibro-kinetic system comprises a plurality of motion platforms each having actuators to be displaceable to produce vibro-kinetic effects. The system may obtain movements of one or more operator(s), interpret the movements of the operator and identifying from the movements an operator instruction for effect generation, and output a motion signal containing instructions for producing a vibro-kinetic effect on at least one of the motion platforms as a response to the operator instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: D-BOX TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Jean-François Menard, Robert Desautels, Philippe Roy
  • Publication number: 20210197095
    Abstract: A multi-platform vibro-kinetic system comprises a plurality of motion platforms each having actuators to be displaceable to produce vibro-kinetic effects. The system may obtain movements of one or more operator(s), interpret the movements of the operator and identifying from the movements an operator instruction for effect generation, and output a motion signal containing instructions for producing a vibro-kinetic effect on at least one of the motion platforms as a response to the operator instruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Jean-François MENARD, Robert DESAUTELS, Philippe ROY
  • Patent number: 11026512
    Abstract: A method for selling seats in a movie theater, comprising the steps of: providing a first screening room in a movie theater with actuated seats providing movement in synchronization with a motion picture having a feature-length presentation being projected; selling access to non-actuated seats in the movie theater at a base price per seat; selling access to said actuated seats in said first screening room at a second price per seat, the second price being equal to the base price per seat added to an actuated-seat premium; controlling the access to said actuated seats in said first screening room as opposed to the non-actuated seats; and projecting said motion picture in the first screening room with the actuated seats being actuated to provide movement in synchronization with the motion picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Philippe Roy, Bruno Paillard
  • Publication number: 20210147156
    Abstract: According to the present invention there is provided a feeding assembly comprising, a track along which components can be moved, said track comprising a sloped surface and a ledge, wherein said sloped surface slopes in a direction which is perpendicular to the direction which the components move along the track so that the components are maintained in a tilted orientation as they move along the track; a pickup platform which comprises a pocket which can receive components from said track; wherein the feeding assembly further comprise a pivot on which the pickup platform can be selectively rotated between a first position and second position, wherein in its first position the pocket is aligned with the track and the pocket is parallel with the sloped surface of the track, so that a component can move from the track into the pocket of the pickup platform, and in its second position the pocket is in a horizontal orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Ismeca Semiconductor Holding SA
    Inventors: Sylvain VIENOT, Valerio OSLER, Philippe ROY
  • Patent number: 10978074
    Abstract: A method for processing speech, comprising semantically parsing a received natural language speech input with respect to a plurality of predetermined command grammars in an automated speech processing system; determining if the parsed speech input unambiguously corresponds to a command and is sufficiently complete for reliable processing, then processing the command; if the speech input ambiguously corresponds to a single command or is not sufficiently complete for reliable processing, then prompting a user for further speech input to reduce ambiguity or increase completeness, in dependence on a relationship of previously received speech input and at least one command grammar of the plurality of predetermined command grammars, reparsing the further speech input in conjunction with previously parsed speech input, and iterating as necessary. The system also monitors abort, fail or cancel conditions in the speech input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Great Northern Research, LLC
    Inventors: Philippe Roy, Paul J. Lagassey
  • Patent number: 10584939
    Abstract: Disclosed is an ordnance-launching tube, including a rear door and an expulsion circuit between a source of pressurized fluid and the tube, and provided with a unit for closing this circuit having an actuator that can be maneuvered by an operator in order to permit the expulsion, the actuator being associated with a detector for the presence of the rear door in the tube-closing position and with a lock for this rear door in the tube-closing position, which can be actuated via a bolt that the operator can move between a first position preventing expulsion and a second position permitting expulsion when the door is in the closing position and locked. The bolt includes an abutment movable between a position blocking the actuator in position to prevent expulsion, and a position releasing the actuator so that they may be actuated by the operator, and thus permit expulsion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: NAVAL GROUP
    Inventors: Arnaud Lamotte, Philippe Roy, Cyril Pelissier
  • Patent number: 10568600
    Abstract: System and methods for automatically identifying anatomical regions in medical images are disclosed. A signature is computed from one or more images of a patient. The signature comprises a water equivalent diameter distribution generated from one or more images of the patient. A best matching atlas element is identified from an atlas. The atlas includes a group of atlas elements, each atlas element includes landmarks associated with a set of image data, and a signature associated with the set of image data. The signature of the best matching atlas element matches the signature of the patient the best among the atlas. Landmarks of the best matching atlas element are projected onto an image of the patient. The method can be used on its own for anatomy localization or used in conjunction with another anatomy localization method to correct the result of another method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Pierre Guntzer, Philippe Roy, Nicolas Grussenmeyer, Mathieu Bedez, Yacine El Farouk, Gaetan Fritz
  • Patent number: 10447002
    Abstract: A monomode optical fiber, and a process for manufacturing such a fiber, that comprises a monomode core and at least one cladding encircling the core. The monomode core comprises at least two zones, a first zone with at least one first refractive index and a second zone with at least one second refractive index different from the first refractive index. The difference between the first refractive index and the second refractive index is of the same order of magnitude as the variation in the refractive index of the second zone between the inactive state and the active state of the fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignees: Universite de Limoges, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
    Inventors: Philippe Roy, Romain Dauliat, Raphael Emmanuel Jamier
  • Publication number: 20190231294
    Abstract: System and methods for automatically identifying anatomical regions in medical images are disclosed. A signature is computed from one or more images of a patient. The signature comprises a water equivalent diameter distribution generated from one or more images of the patient. A best matching atlas element is identified from an atlas. The atlas includes a group of atlas elements, each atlas element includes landmarks associated with a set of image data, and a signature associated with the set of image data. The signature of the best matching atlas element matches the signature of the patient the best among the atlas. Landmarks of the best matching atlas element are projected onto an image of the patient. The method can be used on its own for anatomy localization or used in conjunction with another anatomy localization method to correct the result of another method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Pierre Guntzer, Philippe Roy, Nicolas Grussenmeyer, Mathieu Bedez, Yacine El Farouk, Gaetan Fritz
  • Publication number: 20190049216
    Abstract: Disclosed is an ordinance-launching tube, including a rear door and an expulsion circuit between a source of pressurized fluid and the tube, and provided with a unit for closing this circuit having an actuator that can be maneuvered by an operator in order to permit the expulsion, the actuator being associated with a detector for the presence of the rear door in the tube-closing position and with a lock for this rear door in the tube-closing position, which can be actuated via a bolt that the operator can move between a first position preventing expulsion and a second position permitting expulsion when the door is in the closing position and locked. The bolt includes an abutment movable between a position blocking the actuator in position to prevent expulsion, and a position releasing the actuator so that they may be actuated by the operator, and thus permit expulsion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Arnaud LAMOTTE, Philippe ROY, Cyril PELISSIER
  • Patent number: 10144513
    Abstract: Described are arrangements of seats, which include at least one column having rows of pairs of seats (12A,12B), each seat having a chair position and a bed position. A pair of foot wells (34A,34B) are positioned within an aft side of each row and configured to vertically align with the pair of seats in a next-aft row when the pair of seats are positioned in the bed position. The bed position of a first seat (12A) of the pair of seats is vertically offset from the bed position of a second seat (12B) of the pair of seats so that the first seat has a high bed position and the second seat has a low bed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Zodiac Seats France
    Inventors: Benjamin Foucher, Philippe Roy
  • Patent number: 9919800
    Abstract: Arrangements of at least one column of seats for passengers of a vehicle, the column including a next-front seat unit positioned in front of a next-back seat unit. Each seat unit includes a seat having a chair position and a bed position, and a bed extension coupled to the next-front seat unit. The bed extension has a stowed position within the next-front seat unit and a deployed position that is located within a space between the next-front seat unit and the next-back seat unit that is not occupied by the seat in the next-back seat unit when the seat in the next-back seat unit is positioned in the bed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Zodiac Seats France
    Inventors: Jeremy Cailleteau, Philippe Roy
  • Patent number: 9856025
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to passenger aircraft seats. The disclosure focuses on a seat unit arrangement (10) for a cabin and seat units that provide different comfort positions. In some embodiments, a side cushion (14) forms part of a bed surface when the seats are converted to a bed position. In some embodiments, a bed extension (30) is deployed from a stowed position to form a part of the bed surface. In some embodiments, a seat backrest (22) does not form part of the bed surface when the seat unit is in the bed position. In some embodiments, a lounge position is provided when the seat backrest rotates toward a side cushion. In such an embodiment, the passenger may be positioned toward the side cushion such that the passenger may comfortably rest their legs on the side cushion without converting the seat to a bed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Zodiac Seats France
    Inventors: Franck Jasny, Christophe Ducreux, Jeremy Cailleteau, Philippe Roy, Patrick Herault
  • Patent number: 9805723
    Abstract: A method for processing speech, comprising semantically parsing a received natural language speech input with respect to a plurality of predetermined command grammars in an automated speech processing system; determining if the parsed speech input unambiguously corresponds to a command and is sufficiently complete for reliable processing, then processing the command; if the speech input ambiguously corresponds to a single command or is not sufficiently complete for reliable processing, then prompting a user for further speech input to reduce ambiguity or increase completeness, in dependence on a relationship of previously received speech input and at least one command grammar of the plurality of predetermined command grammars, reparsing the further speech input in conjunction with previously parsed speech input, and iterating as necessary. The system also monitors abort, fail or cancel conditions in the speech input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Great Northern Research, LLC
    Inventors: Philippe Roy, Paul J. Lagassey
  • Patent number: 9753912
    Abstract: A method for processing speech, comprising semantically parsing a received natural language speech input with respect to a plurality of predetermined command grammars in an automated speech processing system; determining if the parsed speech input unambiguously corresponds to a command and is sufficiently complete for reliable processing, then processing the command; if the speech input ambiguously corresponds to a single command or is not sufficiently complete for reliable processing, then prompting a user for further speech input to reduce ambiguity or increase completeness, in dependence on a relationship of previously received speech input and at least one command grammar of the plurality of predetermined command grammars, reparsing the further speech input in conjunction with previously parsed speech input, and iterating as necessary. The system also monitors abort, fail or cancel conditions in the speech input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Great Northern Research, LLC
    Inventors: Philippe Roy, Paul J. Lagassey
  • Patent number: 9649079
    Abstract: A system and method to illustrate a radiation dose applied to different organs of an exposed subject with diagnostic image acquisition by an imaging scanner is provided. From a scout image, a computer processor can calculate a contour of an extremity of the exposed subject from the two-dimensional scout image; calculate a contour of a first organ dependent on a greyscale intensity of the plurality of pixels that comprise the two-dimensional scout image; calculate a contour of at least one anatomical stage dependent on a predefined geometric orientation relative the contour of the first organ; and apply a predefined auxology criteria to calculate a contour of a second organ dependent on a predefined geometric orientation relative to the contour of the at least one anatomical stage; and create a display illustrative of the a measurement of dose applied at the area defined by the contour of the anatomical stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Pierre Guntzer, Philippe Roy, Luc Mertz
  • Patent number: 9590381
    Abstract: The invention relates to a laser oscillator comprising an amplifying optical fiber (MA) inserted in a resonant cavity so as to act as an active medium, and pumping means (DL, CP) causing a population inversion in said amplifying optical fiber, characterized in that said amplifying optical fiber comprises at least two cores (C1, C2) optically coupled to each other in a common cladding (G), and in that the shapes, sizes, refractive indices and the relative arrangement of said cores are chosen so that super-modes are supported, at least one (SMI) of which super-modes has, in an emission spectral band of said laser oscillator, a normal chromatic dispersion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignees: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Universite de Rouen, Universite de Limoges
    Inventors: Ammar Hideur, Caroline Lecaplain, Sébastien Fevrier, Philippe Roy
  • Publication number: 20170017464
    Abstract: In an effort to customize or enhance software applications, configuration data is often used. Configuration settings that are editable by users need not to be limited to a simple flat entry that can be taken out of context anymore. The present invention allows for multiple-levels of configuration settings to interact with each other, so that a single configuration for a given context to be calculated dynamically. In the process, the user gains flexibility to specify more adequately a required change or customization while propagating the information with minimal effort and not requiring additional coding. Furthermore, to simplify a speaker's interactions for controlling an automated device, the addition of a superposed layer over graphic user interface may be used. The superposed layer may display coordinates that a speaker may use to navigate the graphic user interface, for example to associate a location with a keyword or a coordinate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventor: Philippe Roy