Patents by Inventor Pierre Gerard

Pierre Gerard 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: 10711117
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composite material obtained by in situ polymerization of a thermoplastic resin with a fibrous material. More particularly the present invention relates to a polymeric composite material obtained by in-situ polymerization of a thermoplastic (meth)acrylic resin and a fibrous material containing long fibers and its use, a process for making such a composite material and manufactured mechanical or structured part or article comprising this polymeric composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventors: Pierre Gerard, Michel Glotin, Gilles Hochstetter
  • Patent number: 10706433
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods of individual level learning that include receiving purchase event data from a merchant device that indicates that a purchase event occurred by a user on a user device, and transmitting the purchase event data to an analytics server. The methods may also include processing the purchase event data. The processing may include calculating a time gap for each of two sequential purchase events in a list of purchase events, and calculating an average duration of consecutive events by averaging all of the purchase events in the list of purchase events. The method may determine a purchase hazard probability that a purchase event will occur on a given day, when the average duration of consecutive events is larger than a standard deviation of the event occurring. When the purchase hazard probability is above a threshold, the system may push a message to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Jean Pierre Gerard, Shen Xi Meng, Po Hu
  • Patent number: 10683405
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid (meth)acrylic syrup for impregnating a fibrous substrate. The present invention relates in particular to a viscous liquid syrup mainly containing methacrylic or acrylic components. The invention also relates to a process for manufacturing such a syrup. The invention also relates to a process for impregnating a fibrous substrate comprising long glass fibers with said viscous liquid syrup. The invention also relates to a fibrous substrate preimpregnated with said syrup, which is useful for manufacturing transparent parts especially for the building sector. The present invention also relates to a manufacturing process for manufacturing transparent parts obtained via this process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventor: Pierre Gerard
  • Patent number: 10662099
    Abstract: A bioreactor has a biofilm that receives a gas through a supporting membrane and another biofilm attached to an inert support. The first biofilm is aerated through the membrane and provides nitrification. The other biofilm has an anoxic or anaerobic zone and provides denitrification. A module useful in the bioreactor has cords potted in at least one potting head. Optionally, some or all of the cords have a gas transfer membrane. The module may provide inert supports, active gas transfer supports or a combination of both types of support. Multiple modules may be assembled together into a cassette, the cassette providing inert supports, active supports or a combination. The module or cassette may have an aerator for mixing or biofilm control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: BL Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Pierre Lucien Cote, Jeffrey Gerard Peeters
  • Publication number: 20200149951
    Abstract: A method and a system for noise discrimination, the method comprising measuring noise levels of a noise source, measuring noise levels at a target location positioned at a distance from the noise source, measuring wind speed and direction in an area comprising the noise source and the target location, filtering transient short-duration events from the noise levels measured at the noise source, yielding filtered noise levels of the noise source, filtering transient short-duration events from the noise levels measured at the target location, yielding filtered noise levels of the target location, measuring a sound transfer function between the noise source and the target location using the filtered noise levels, comparing the measured sound transfer function with a reference transfer function; and when the difference between the measured transfer function and the reference transfer function is above a predetermined threshold, determining a probability that noise at the location originates from the noise source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: ANTHONY GÉRARD, MARC POIRIER, MICHEL PEARSON, PIERRE CLAUDE OSTIGUY
  • Publication number: 20200143350
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure enable a computing system to enhance one or more financial transactions. The computing system identifies a cardholder account used to enter into a financial transaction, identifies a merchant and/or a primary product associated with the financial transaction, analyzes cardholder data associated with the cardholder account and account data associated with the merchant and/or the primary product to determine a secondary product, generate presentation data for presenting product information associated with the secondary product, and receive selection data associated with the secondary product such that the financial transaction is enhanced with the secondary product. Aspects of the disclosure provide for enhancing the financial transaction with a secondary product tailored to the cardholder, provided or promoted by the merchant, and/or useable with the primary product in a constructive, complementary, and/or effective manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Shawn Douglas Hilleary, Benjamin M. Berger, Jean-Pierre Gerard, Vincent Morelli, Melinda I. Rolfs, Qian Wang
  • Publication number: 20200115385
    Abstract: The invention relates to a crosslinking compound of formula (I) In particular, the present invention relates to a liquid composition comprising a monomer, a (meth)acrylic polymer and at least one crosslinking compound of formula (I). This liquid composition may be used in the form of a syrup and in particular in the form of a syrup for impregnating fibers or fibrous material. The invention also relates to a pseudo-thermoplastic material obtained after polymerization of the liquid composition being at least partially crosslinked. The invention also relates to a process for manufacturing such a liquid composition. The invention also relates to a process for impregnating a long-fiber fibrous substrate with said liquid composition. The invention also relates to a fibrous substrate impregnated with said liquid composition which is useful for manufacturing composite parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Jean-Claude Fontanier, Jean-Francois GERARD, Peirre GERARD, Frederic LORTIE, Jean-Pierre PASCAULT
  • Publication number: 20200117101
    Abstract: A lithographic apparatus prints a focus metrology pattern (T) on a substrate, the printed pattern including at least a first array of features (800). Features at any location within the array define a pattern that repeats at in at least a first direction of periodicity (X), while geometric parameters of the repeating pattern (w1, w3) vary over the array. A focus measurement is derived from measurements of the array at a selected subset of locations (ROI). As a result, the geometric parameters upon which the measurement of focus performance is based can be optimized by selection of locations within the array. The need to optimize geometric parameters of a target design on a reticle (MA) is reduced or eliminated. The measured property may be asymmetry, for example, and/or diffraction efficiency. The measured property for all locations may be captured by dark-field imaging, and a subset of locations selected after capture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Miguel GARCIA GRANDA, Elliott Gerard MC NAMARA, Pierre-Yves Jerome Yvan GUITTET, Eric Jos Anton BROUWER, Bart Peter Bert SEGERS
  • Publication number: 20200100727
    Abstract: A system for determining a set of at least one cardio-respiratory descriptor of an individual during sleep comprises a memory device having a first accelerometer for a thoracic position, a second accelerometer synchronized with the first and for an abdominal position, and an optional sensor (e.g., a photoplethysmorgraphic sensor). The system also includes memory for recording accelerometer and optional sensor data; memory with a reference model; and a device for filtering accelerometer data and configured to extract low-, medium-, and high-frequency ranges. A computer is configured for determining, within the extracted frequency ranges, at least one characteristic representative of a cardio-respiratory and physiological state and the time of the extraction thereof; comparing the determined characteristic(s) with similar characteristics from the reference model; and deducing therefrom a set of at least one probable corresponding event the individual experienced during a predetermined period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: UNIVERSITÉ GRENOBLE ALPES
    Inventors: Damien Colas, Aurélien Bricout, Grégoire Gerard, Pierre-Yves Gumery
  • Patent number: 10598033
    Abstract: Relates to a vane for a turbomachine. The vane (12?) has a blade (13?) and a root (18?) to be engaged in an axial groove in a disc of the turbomachine. The upstream end (450?) of the root is connected to a radially internal end (430?) of the leading edge (431?) of the blade by the upstream end of a connecting zone having a discontinuity towards the downstream end, so that said radially internal end of the leading edge of the blade is situated further downstream than the upstream end of the root.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Safran Aircraft Engines
    Inventors: Laurent Jablonski, Pierre-Guillaume Bardin, Philippe Gérard Edmond Joly
  • Patent number: 10592956
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for recommending items for future purchase by a consumer based on the consumer's historical actions is provided. The method is implemented using an adaptive recommendation (“AR”) computer device in communication with a memory. The method includes receiving from a recommender server computing device at least one preference vector, storing the at least one preference vector, receiving at least one consumer action including a time aspect, from a candidate consumer, and determining at least one personalized vector based on the at least one preference vector, the at least one consumer action, and the time aspect associated with each of the at least one consumer action. The at least one personalized vector represents at least one future purchase that the candidate consumer will likely conduct. The method also includes displaying at least one recommendation to the candidate consumer based on the at least one personalized vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Mastercard International Incorporated
    Inventors: Po Hu, Jean-Pierre Gerard, Serge Bernard, Rohit Chauhan
  • Publication number: 20200047427
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process (100) for manufacturing an object (1) made of thermoplastic polymer composite from at least two parts (10) made of thermoplastic polymer composite, said thermoplastic polymer composite comprising a fibrous reinforcement and a thermoplastic polymer matrix, said process comprising the steps of: arranging (120) the two parts (10) made of thermoplastic polymer composite adjacently or overlapping at an assembly interface zone (11), and heating (130) to melt the thermoplastic polymer matrix at said assembly interface zone (11), so as to form an object (1) made of thermoplastic polymer composite comprising a welded interface (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Virginia BOZSAK, Guillaume R. CLEDAT, Pierre GERARD, Michel GLOTIN
  • Patent number: 10550705
    Abstract: A turbine housing assembly seal can include a cylindrical portion that defines an opening having an axis where the cylindrical portion is disposed at a cylinder radius from the axis; a lower edge disposed at a lower edge radius that exceeds the cylinder radius; an sloped annular portion that extends radially inwardly from the lower edge; a lower bend that extends from the sloped annular portion to a lower axial position of the cylindrical portion; an upper bend that extends from an upper axial position of the cylindrical portion; and an upper edge that extends radially outwardly from the upper bend to an upper edge radius that exceeds the cylinder radius and that is less than the lower edge radius.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Garrett Transportation I Inc.
    Inventors: Shankar Pandurangasa Solanki, Pierre Barthelet, Arnaud Gerard, Vincent Eumont, Nicolas Morand, Francis Abel
  • Publication number: 20200018283
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wind turbine blade (1) comprising an outer casing formed at least in part of panels (3) of thermoplastic polymer composite, defining a leading edge (4) and a trailing edge (5) of the wind turbine blade, and at least one longitudinal stiffening member (6) made of polymer composite, extending along a longitudinal axis (A) of the wind turbine blade inside said wind turbine blade (1), said stiffening member (6) being arranged between at least one panel defining the leading edge (4) and at least one panel defining the trailing edge (5), characterized in that the thermoplastic polymer composite comprises a fibrous reinforcement and a (meth)acrylic thermoplastic polymer matrix and in that at least one panel (3) of thermoplastic polymer composite is connected to the stiffening member (6) by a weld-type interface (7).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Virginia BOZSAK, Guillaume R. CLEDAT, Pierre GERARD, Mark HIEMSTRA, Henk MINNEMA
  • Publication number: 20200010639
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid composition comprising a monomer, a (meth)acrylic polymer and at least two initiators. In particular the present invention relates to a liquid composition comprising a monomer, a (meth)acrylic polymer and at least two initiators that have a different half life time. That liquid composition can be used as a syrup and especially as a syrup for impregnation of fibres or fibrous material. Also concerned is a thermoplastic material obtained after polymerization of the liquid composition. The invention also relates to a process for manufacturing such a liquid composition. The invention also relates to a process for impregnating a fibrous substrate of long fibres with said liquid composition. The invention also relates to a fibrous substrate impregnated with said liquid composition which is useful for manufacturing composite parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Pierre GERARD, Pierre ESCALE, Alexander ZOLLER
  • Patent number: 10500339
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an impregnation process for a fibrous substrate, a liquid composition for implementing this process and the obtained impregnated fibrous substrate. The impregnated fibrous substrate is suitable for manufacturing mechanical or structured parts or articles. In particular the present invention deals with an industrial process for impregnating a fibrous substrate or long fibers with a viscous liquid composition containing mainly methacrylic, vinylic or acrylic components either in form of monomers or polymers. This viscous composition is called hereafter liquid monomer syrup. The invention concerns also a fibrous substrate pre-impregnated with said syrup which is useful for manufacturing mechanical or structured parts or articles. More particular the impregnation of fibrous substrate with the monomer syrup is achieved in a mould.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventors: Pierre Gerard, Michel Glotin, Sebastien Taillemite
  • Patent number: 10496971
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure enable a computing system to enhance one or more financial transactions. The computing system identifies a cardholder account used to enter into a financial transaction, identifies a merchant and/or a primary product associated with the financial transaction, analyzes cardholder data associated with the cardholder account and account data associated with the merchant and/or the primary product to determine a secondary product, generate presentation data for presenting product information associated with the secondary product, and receive selection data associated with the secondary product such that the financial transaction is enhanced with the secondary product. Aspects of the disclosure provide for enhancing the financial transaction with a secondary product tailored to the cardholder, provided or promoted by the merchant, and/or useable with the primary product in a constructive, complementary, and/or effective manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Mastercard International Incorporated
    Inventors: Shawn Douglas Hilleary, Benjamin M. Berger, Jean-Pierre Gerard, Vincent Morelli, Melinda I. Rolfs, Qian Wang
  • Patent number: 10414846
    Abstract: The invention relates to a viscous liquid (meth)acrylic syrup comprising: a) a (meth)acrylic polymer, b) a (meth)acrylic monomer, c) an initiator to start the polymerization of the (meth)acrylic monomer, said initiator being in the form of a peroxide compound that is liquid in a temperature range of between 0° and 50° C., said syrup being characterized in that the initiator is combined with an accelerating system comprising: d) a reducing compound, e) a metal salt or a mixture of metal salts not comprising any cobalt and f) a tertiary amine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventors: Pierre Gerard, Sébastien Taillemite, Daniel Callin
  • Publication number: 20190248968
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising a fibrous material, a multistage polymer and a (meth)acrylic polymer. The composition can be in form of a prepreg, a preform or a laminate. The present invention further relates to a method for making a composition comprising a fibrous material, a multistage polymer and a (meth)acrylic polymer and its use in making composite articles. The present invention also relates to a process for preparing a composition comprising a fibrous material, a multistage polymer and a (meth)acrylic polymer and its use for producing fibre reinforced impact modified composites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Pierre ESCALE, Raber INOUBLI, Pierre GERARD, Philippe HAJJI
  • Publication number: 20190241728
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an impregnation process for a fibrous substrate, a liquid composition for implementing this process and the obtained impregnated fibrous substrate. The impregnated fibrous substrate is suitable for manufacturing mechanical or structured parts or articles. In particular the present invention deals with an industrial process for impregnating a fibrous substrate or long fibers with a viscous liquid composition containing mainly methacrylic or acrylic components. This viscous composition is called hereafter liquid (meth) acrylic syrup. The invention concerns also a fibrous substrate pre-impregnated with said syrup which is useful for manufacturing mechanical or structured parts or articles. More particular the impregnation of fibrous substrate with the (meth) acrylic syrup is achieved in a closed mould.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Pierre Gerard, Jean-Pierre Cauchois, Gilles Hochstetter, Michel Glotin, Camille Perrin, Gilles Raymond Francois