Patents by Inventor Rémi Thomas

Rémi Thomas 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: 20200132527
    Abstract: A sensor apparatus is provided for measuring within a region of a conduit for guiding a flow. The apparatus includes a transducer arrangement disposed at least partially around an external surface of a wall of the conduit and having one or more driver elements for exciting in operation a helical acoustic wave propagation within the wall of the conduit for leaking acoustical energy from the helical acoustic wave propagation over an extensive area of the wall of the conduit for stimulating waves in chordal paths within the flow, wherein the waves in the choral paths within the flow reenter the wall of the conduit to propagate further as a guided helical wave. The transducer arrangement includes one or more sensors for receiving a re-entered portion of the acoustic wave propagation along the paths within the flow which interacts with the flow and includes information characterizing properties of the flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Remi Andre KIPPERSUND, Magne Kjetil HUSEBØ, Per LUNDE, Kjell-Eivind FRØYSA, Peter THOMAS, Kjetil Daae LOHNE, John Oddvar HELLEVANG
  • Patent number: 10557731
    Abstract: A sensor apparatus is provided for measuring within a region of a conduit for guiding a flow. The apparatus includes a transducer arrangement disposed at least partially around an external surface of a wall of the conduit and having one or more driver elements for exciting in operation a helical acoustic wave propagation within the wall of the conduit for leaking acoustical energy from the helical acoustic wave propagation over an extensive area of the wall of the conduit for stimulating waves in chordal paths within the flow, wherein the waves in the choral paths within the flow re-enter the wall of the conduit to propagate further as a guided helical wave. The transducer arrangement includes one or more sensors for receiving a re-entered portion of the acoustic wave propagation along the paths within the flow which interacts with the flow and includes information characterizing properties of the flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: XSENS AS
    Inventors: Remi Andre Kippersund, Magne Kjetil Husebø, Per Lunde, Kjell-Eivind Frøysa, Peter Thomas, Kjetil Daae Lohne, Jon Oddvar Hellevang
  • Patent number: 10524521
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system (1) for activating the deployment of an inflatable safety vest, characterised in that it comprises a case (2) designed to be solidly connected to the inflatable safety vest and equipped with a first opening (21) into which a box (3) can be removably inserted, said box comprising at least an electronic card, connection means and an energy-storage device. The upper part of the aforementioned first opening (21) is provided with a housing (22) which is equipped on the base and connected to the case (2) and into which at least the upper part (31) of the box (3) can be inserted so that it is hermetically connected to the case (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: IN&MOTION
    Inventors: Valentin Honore, Pierre-François Tissot, Rémi Thomas
  • Publication number: 20190373967
    Abstract: A device for the inflation of an inflatable life vest, notable in that it includes a storage casing containing at least two cartridges of pressurized gas which are arranged side-by-side and touching one another to form a row, and a release casing comprising at least one striker device that makes it possible, in the event of activation, to puncture each of the said cartridges simultaneously or in succession to release the gas they contain in gaseous form to the outside of the inflation device through at least one orifice made on the release casing, the said storage and release casings being in the overall shape of a flattened hollow parallelepiped and joined together removably and in a manner that is gastight with respect to the gas contained in the said cartridges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: IN&MOTION
    Inventors: Valentin HONORE, Rémi THOMAS, Pierre-François TISSOT
  • Patent number: 10441212
    Abstract: A method to determine a position and a state of a personal activity monitor worn by a user, such personal activity monitor comprising a motion sensor formed as an at least 3-axis accelerometer and a processor unit, the method comprising the steps of determining a number of changes of predominant axis per time period, and comparing it with exceeds a first predetermined threshold in order to infer a wrist worn condition, the method comprising the steps of determining a current level of activity and a temperature criterion to infer that the personal activity monitor is actually worn by the user and that the user has entered a sleep phase, or to infer that the user has emerged from sleep.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: WITHINGS
    Inventors: Remi Thomas, Nadine Buard, Eric Carreel
  • Patent number: 10317262
    Abstract: A sensor apparatus is provided for measuring characteristics of a wall of a structure and/or a medium in contact with the structure, wherein the sensor apparatus includes a transducer arrangement disposed at least partially around a planar or curved surface of a wall of the structure, or disposed over a region of a planar or curved surface of a wall of the structure. The sensor apparatus includes a transducer waveguide including at least one free distal end whereat one or more driver and/or receiver elements are mounted on one or more sides of the at least one free distal end. Moreover, the transducer arrangement is operable, when interrogating the structure to perform at least one of: switching between selected acoustic wave modes present in an acoustic wave propagation, steering an acoustic propagation direction of the acoustic wave propagation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: XSENS AS
    Inventors: Remi Andre Kippersund, Magne Kjetil Husebø, Per Lunde, Kjell-Eivind Frøysa, Peter Thomas, Kjetil Daae Lohne, Jon Hellevang
  • Patent number: 10257638
    Abstract: Method for processing audio objects by an audio client apparatus is described wherein the method comprises: receiving or determining spatial listener information, the spatial listener information defining including one or more listener positions, orientations and/or foci of one or more listeners in the audio space; the audio client apparatus selecting one or more audio object identifiers from a set of audio object identifiers defined in a manifest file stored in a memory of the audio client apparatus, an audio object identifier defining an audio object being associated with audio object position information for defining one or more positions of the audio object in the audio space; the selecting of the one or more audio object identifiers by said audio client apparatus being based on the spatial listener information and the audio object position information of audio object identifiers in said manifest file; and, the audio client apparatus using said one or more selected audio object identifiers to request tran
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Koninklijke KPN N.V.
    Inventors: Ray van Brandenburg, Arjen Timotheus Veenhuizen, Mattijs Oskar van Deventer, Lucia D'Acunto, Emmanuel Didier Rémi Thomas
  • Publication number: 20190104316
    Abstract: A method for adaptive streaming of nonlinear video is described wherein the method comprises receiving a manifest file comprising metadata defining a playback period defining video data of a predetermined playback duration, a playback period including at least one adaptation set defining a plurality of representations, each representation defining a set of segment identifiers, each segment identifier identifying a segment comprising a sequence of video frames; the metadata further comprising spatial playback information including at least a first region descriptor associated with a first adaptation set of a first playback period, the first region descriptor defining a destination identifier and a first region in video frames of the first adaptation set, the destination identifier signaling the client apparatus that the first region is linked to a second adaptation set; the client apparatus using the metadata to playback video data of the first adaptation set by requesting one or more network nodes to transmit
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicants: Koninklijke KPN N.V., Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast- Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Alexandre Da Silva Pratas Gabriel, Emmanuel Didier Remi Thomas
  • Patent number: 9989360
    Abstract: A method for estimating the elevation change traveled by a user, said method using a pressure sensor and a temperature sensor, the pressure sensor being adapted to be held fixed to the user, the method comprising: a)—an operation of periodically sampling raw pressure values, reading the current raw pressure at a first sampling frequency, the raw values being stored in the form of pressure or the corresponding altitude in a first buffer (B1), b)—a filtering operation based on the raw values stored in the first buffer, in order to determine filtered values, c)—a variance calculation, performed on at least a portion of the filtered values, in order to determine a condition for including the elevation changes corresponding to the observed pressure or altitude differences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: WITHINGS
    Inventors: Rémi Thomas, Eric Carreel
  • Publication number: 20180098173
    Abstract: Method for processing audio objects by an audio client apparatus is described wherein the method comprises: receiving or determining spatial listener information, the spatial listener information defining including one or more listener positions, orientations and/or foci of one or more listeners in the audio space; the audio client apparatus selecting one or more audio object identifiers from a set of audio object identifiers defined in a manifest file stored in a memory of the audio client apparatus, an audio object identifier defining an audio object being associated with audio object position information for defining one or more positions of the audio object in the audio space; the selecting of the one or more audio object identifiers by said audio client apparatus being based on the spatial listener information and the audio object position information of audio object identifiers in said manifest file; and, the audio client apparatus using said one or more selected audio object identifiers to request tran
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Ray van Brandenburg, Arjen Timotheus Veenhuizen, Mattijs Oskar van Deventer, Lucia D'Acunto, Emmanuel Didier Rémi Thomas
  • Publication number: 20180020748
    Abstract: A system for activating the deployment an inflatable safety vest, wherein it includes a case designed to be solidly connected to the inflatable safety vest and equipped with a first opening into which a box can be removably inserted, said box includes at least an electronic card, connection mechanism and an energy-storage device. The upper part of the aforementioned first opening is provided with a housing which is equipped on the base with mechanism for connecting the case and into which at least the upper part of the box can be inserted so that it is hermetically connected to the case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: IN&MOTION
    Inventors: Valentin HONORE, Pierre-François TISSOT, Rémi THOMAS
  • Publication number: 20170188170
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an audio system may include a first set of speakers arranged in a first area, a second set of speakers arranged in a second area, an audio source for supplying sound signals to the speakers, and at least one detector for detecting the location of a user and for supplying a location signal to the audio source. The first area and the second area may be substantially non-overlapping. The audio source may be configured for controlling the sound signals to the speakers so as to produce a sound field having a position. The audio source may further be configured for adjusting, in response to the at least one location signal, the position of the sound field when a user moves from the first area to the second area. As a result, the position of the sound field may substantially coincide with the location of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Martin Prins, Hans Maarten Stokking, Omar Aziz Niamut, Emmanuel Didier Remi Thomas
  • Publication number: 20150289802
    Abstract: A method to determine a position and a state of a personal activity monitor worn by a user, such personal activity monitor comprising a motion sensor formed as an at least 3-axis accelerometer and a processor unit, the method comprising the steps of determining a number of changes of predominant axis per time period, and comparing it with exceeds a first predetermined threshold in order to infer a wrist worn condition, the method comprising the steps of determining a current level of activity and a temperature criterion to infer that the personal activity monitor is actually worn by the user and that the user has entered a sleep phase, or to infer that the user has emerged from sleep.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Applicant: WITHINGS
    Inventors: Remi Thomas, Nadine Buard, Eric Carreel
  • Publication number: 20150127296
    Abstract: A method for estimating the elevation change traveled by a user, said method using a pressure sensor and a temperature sensor, the pressure sensor being adapted to be held fixed to the user, the method comprising: a)—an operation of periodically sampling raw pressure values, reading the current raw pressure at a first sampling frequency, the raw values being stored in the form of pressure or the corresponding altitude in a first buffer (B1), b)—a filtering operation based on the raw values stored in the first buffer, in order to determine filtered values, c)—a variance calculation, performed on at least a portion of the filtered values, in order to determine a condition for including the elevation changes corresponding to the observed pressure or altitude differences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Rémi Thomas, Eric Carreel
  • Patent number: 7658960
    Abstract: A method and device for manufacturing an ice cream dessert that includes a built-in ice cream confectionery decoration deposited in the form of a gathered frill folded over on itself, the folds of which run alternately in one direction then in the opposite direction by extrusion from a set of moving nozzles with flattened end-piece with slot-shaped nozzle outlet placed above a moving support. The apparatus includes a source of cold ice cream composition supplying at least one extruded ribbon of ice cream composition at a temperature of ?6° C. or below, a support for the set of moving nozzles which is given an oscillating movement transversely with respect to the moving support, and a mechanical device for setting the oscillating support in motion. The method can be practiced by operation of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Rémi Thomas, Christian Dufort, Jean-Francois Marie-Albert Tence
  • Publication number: 20040258820
    Abstract: A method and device for manufacturing an ice cream dessert that includes a built-in ice cream confectionery decoration deposited in the form of a gathered frill folded over on itself, the folds of which run alternately in one direction then in the opposite direction by extrusion from a set of moving nozzles with flattened end-piece with slot-shaped nozzle outlet placed above a moving support. The apparatus includes a source of cold ice cream composition supplying at least one extruded ribbon of ice cream composition at a temperature of −6° C. or below, a support for the set of moving nozzles which is given an oscillating movement transversely with respect to the moving support, and a mechanical device for setting the oscillating support in motion. The method can be practiced by operation of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2004
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Inventors: Remi Thomas, Christian Dufort, Jean-Francois Marie-Albert Tence
  • Patent number: 5897896
    Abstract: Particles which provide a foodstuff binding agent which is dispersible in hot water and hot milk have a farinaceous or proteinaceous material core, an emulsifier coating layer about the core and a fat coating layer about the emulsifier layer, the emulsifier being, in particular, a phospholipid or a sucroglyceride and the fat being one which has a melting point of above 35.degree. C. The particles are prepared by dissolving an emulsifier in an apolar lipid composition, including a liquid oil, and spraying the lipid composition containing the emulsifier onto farinaceous and/or protein particles to coat the particles and thereafter, (a) melting an edible fat and spraying the melted fat onto the coated particles to coat the emulsifier-coated particles with the fat or and then, cooling the twice-coated particles, or (b) combining a ground particulate fat with the coated particles and coating the coated particles with the fat in the solid state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1999
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Remi Thomas
  • Patent number: 5895676
    Abstract: A process for producing a roux-like binding agent for foodstuffs. Fine particles of farinaceous material are transported into an enclosed particle coating zone where a molten, high-melting point fat is sprayed, in the form of fine droplets, onto the particles to coat them. At the same time, the coated particles are cooled to a temperature below the melting point of the fat using chilled gas. The coated particles are flowable and disperse readily in hot water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1999
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Remi Thomas
  • Patent number: 5330755
    Abstract: Desugared carob pod is treated with superheated steam to pasteurize and dry the carob.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1994
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Remi Thomas
  • Patent number: 5264231
    Abstract: Quinoa seeds are moistened so that the seeds have a dry matter content of from 65% to 85% by weight, and then the moistened seeds are treated with superheated steam after which the treated seeds are restored to temperature and pressure conditions to expand the volume of the seeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1993
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Remi Thomas