Patents by Inventor Regis Vincent

Regis Vincent 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: 10119053
    Abstract: A bituminous composition is used as an adhesive binder. The bituminous composition has at least one acidic additive of general formula (I): R—(COOH)z in which R is a linear or branched, saturated or unsaturated hydrocarbon-based chain having from 4 to 68 carbon atoms, preferably from 4 to 54 carbon atoms, more preferentially from 4 to 36 carbon atoms and z is an integer ranging from 1 to 4, preferably from 2 to 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: TOTAL MARKETING SERVICES
    Inventors: Mouhamad Mouazen, Jean-Pierre Mesnil, Régis Vincent, Laurence Lapalu
  • Publication number: 20180297209
    Abstract: An example system includes a vehicle, a robot, and a controller. The vehicle may include an accelerator operator and a steering operator. The robot may include as accelerator actuator configured to operate the accelerator operator, and a steering actuator configured to operate-the steering operator. The controller is configured to: in response to an accelerator command, send a first signal to the accelerator actuator to operate the accelerator operator of the vehicle, and in response to a steering command, send a second, signal to the steering actuator to steer the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas LOW, Thomas DE CANDIA, Seungkook YUN, Thomas EGAN, Bryan CHAVEZ, Alexander KERNBAUM, Riley SHEAR, Leonard GERARD, Stephen MORFEY, Richard MAHONEY, Regis VINCENT, Paul BIRKMEYER, Hiroyuki MORITA, Hirokatsu MURAMATSU, Keiji NISHIMURA, Hiroshi SAIJOU, Akira SATOU, Toshifumi UCHIYAMA, Hitoshi WATANABE, Shirou WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20180155629
    Abstract: Granular bitumen that is solid at ambient temperature includes a core and a coating layer that covers all or part of the surface of the core, wherein the core includes at least one bitumen base, and the coating layer includes at least one viscosifying compound and at least one anticaking compound. A method for manufacturing bitumen that is solid at ambient temperature and the use of bitumen that is solid at ambient temperature as a road binder, particularly for manufacturing asphalts. Further, a method for manufacturing asphalts from solid bitumen and to a method for transporting and/or storing road bitumen that is solid at ambient temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: TOTAL MARKETING SERVICES
    Inventors: Régis VINCENT, Mouhamad MOUAZEN, Laurence LAPALU
  • Publication number: 20170226320
    Abstract: Bitumen pellets including at least one chemical additive chosen from: a compound of general formula (I): R1-(COOH)z in which R1 is a linear or branched, saturated or unsaturated hydrocarbon-based chain including from 4-68 carbon atoms, and z is an integer ranging from a compound of general formula (II): R—(NH)nCONH—(X)m-NHCO(NH)n-R? in which: R and R? are identical or different, contain a saturated or unsaturated, linear or branched, cyclic or acyclic hydrocarbon-based chain having from 1-22 carbon atoms and optionally including heteroatoms and/or rings having from 3-12 atoms and/or heterocycles having from 3-12 atoms; X contains a saturated or unsaturated, linear or branched, cyclic or acyclic hydrocarbon-based chain having from 1-22 carbon atoms and optionally including one or more heteroatoms and/or rings having from 3-12 atoms and/or heterocycles having from 3-12 atoms; n and m are integers having, independently of one another, a value of 0 or of 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Applicant: TOTAL MARKETING SERVICES
    Inventors: Sophie MARIOTTI, Regis VINCENT
  • Publication number: 20170218177
    Abstract: A process for the transportation and/or storage of road bitumen under cold conditions, including at least one chemical additive chosen from: a general formula compound (I): R1—(COOH)z wherein R1 is a linear or branched, saturated or unsaturated hydrocarbon-based chain including 4 to 68 carbon atoms, and z is an integer ranging from 1 to 4, and a general formula compound (II): R—(NH)nCONH—(X)m—NHCO(NH)n—R? wherein: R and R?, which are identical or different, contain a saturated or unsaturated, linear or branched, cyclic or acyclic hydrocarbon-based chain having 1 to 22 carbon atoms and optionally including heteroatoms and/or rings having 3 to 12 atoms and/or heterocycles having 3 to 12 atoms; X contains a saturated or unsaturated, linear or branched, cyclic or acyclic hydrocarbon-based chain having 1 to 22 carbon atoms and optionally including one or more heteroatoms and/or rings having 3 to 12 atoms and/or heterocycles having 3 to 12 atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: TOTAL MARKETING SERVICES
    Inventors: Régis VINCENT, Mouhamad MOUAZEN, Laurence LAPALU
  • Publication number: 20170174962
    Abstract: A bituminous composition is used as an adhesive binder. The bituminous composition has at least one acidic additive of general formula (I): R—(COOH)z in which R is a linear or branched, saturated or unsaturated hydrocarbon-based chain having from 4 to 68 carbon atoms, preferably from 4 to 54 carbon atoms, more preferentially from 4 to 36 carbon atoms and z is an integer ranging from 1 to 4, preferably from 2 to 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: TOTAL MARKETING SERVICES
    Inventors: Mouhamad MOUAZEN, Jean-Pierre MESNIL, Régis VINCENT, Laurence LAPALU
  • Publication number: 20170116989
    Abstract: A method for assisting a user with one or more desired tasks is disclosed. For example, an executable, generic language understanding module and an executable, generic task reasoning module are provided for execution in the computer processing system. A set of run-time specifications is provided to the generic language understanding module and the generic task reasoning module, comprising one or more models specific to a domain. A language input is then received from a user, an intention of the user is determined with respect to one or more desired tasks, and the user is assisted with the one or more desired tasks, in accordance with the intention of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: SRI International
    Inventors: Osher Yadgar, Neil Yorke-Smith, Bart Peintner, Gokhan Tur, Necip Fazil Ayan, Michael J. Wolverton, Girish Acharya, Venkatarama Satyanarayana Parimi, William S. Mark, Wen Wang, Andreas Kathol, Regis Vincent, Horacio E. Franco
  • Patent number: 9575964
    Abstract: A method for assisting a user with one or more desired tasks is disclosed. For example, an executable, generic language understanding module and an executable, generic task reasoning module are provided for execution in the computer processing system. A set of run-time specifications is provided to the generic language understanding module and the generic task reasoning module, comprising one or more models specific to a domain. A language input is then received from a user, an intention of the user is determined with respect to one or more desired tasks, and the user is assisted with the one or more desired tasks, in accordance with the intention of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: SRI INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Osher Yadgar, Neil Yorke-Smith, Bart Peintner, Gokhan Tur, Necip Fazil Ayan, Michael J. Wolverton, Girish Acharya, Venkatarama Satyanarayana Parimi, William S. Mark, Wen Wang, Andreas Kathol, Regis Vincent, Horacio E. Franco
  • Patent number: 9238752
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of making a theremorevsible bituminous composition. The method includes transferring an additive to a bitumen to form a mixture, and stirring the mixture until its appearance is homogenous. The additive can be an organogelator with general formula R?—(COOH)z, where R? is a linear or branched, saturated or unsaturated chain having 4 to 68 carbon atoms and z is an integer varying from 2 to 4. The bituminous composition is hard at the temperature of use without increasing its viscosity when hot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignees: TOTAL RAFFINAGE MARKETING, UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE
    Inventors: Laurence Lapalu, Régis Vincent, Laurent Bouteiller, Benjamin Isare
  • Publication number: 20150302003
    Abstract: A method for assisting a user with one or more desired tasks is disclosed. For example, an executable, generic language understanding module and an executable, generic task reasoning module are provided for execution in the computer processing system. A set of run-time specifications is provided to the generic language understanding module and the generic task reasoning module, comprising one or more models specific to a domain. A language input is then received from a user, an intention of the user is determined with respect to one or more desired tasks, and the user is assisted with the one or more desired tasks, in accordance with the intention of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Osher Yadgar, Neil Yorke-Smith, Bart Peintner, Gokhan Tur, Necip Fazil Ayan, Michael J. Wolverton, Girish Acharya, Venkatarama Satyanarayana Parimi, William S. Mark, Wen Wang, Andreas Kathol, Regis Vincent, Horacio E. Franco
  • Patent number: 9127162
    Abstract: The disclosure includes the use in a bituminous composition of an organogelator derivative which has a molar mass no higher than 2,000 g/mol and includes at least one hydrogen bonds donor D, at least one hydrogen bonds acceptor A and at least one compatibilizer agent C in the bitumen, the compatibilizer agent C including a group selected among: at least one straight hydrocarbon chain including at least 4 carbon atoms, or at least one aliphatic cycle of 3 to 8 atoms, or at least one aromatic cycle, or at least one aliphatic or partly aromatic, or even entirely aromatic, condensed polycyclic system, each cycle including 5 or 6 atoms taken alone or as a mixture, to improve the resistance to aggressive chemical agents, in particular to hydrocarbons, such as gasolines, diesels and/or kerosenes, excluding N,N?-ethylene bis(stearamide) and excluding fatty-chains polyamines obtained by reacting polyalkylene fatty-chains polyamines of general formula (I) R—NH—(CH2—CH2—CH2—NH)n—H wherein R is a linear hydrocarbon ch
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: TOTAL RAFFINAGE MARKETING
    Inventors: Sylvia Harders, Laurence Lapalu, Julien Chaminand, Régis Vincent
  • Patent number: 9082402
    Abstract: A method for assisting a user with one or more desired tasks is disclosed. For example, an executable, generic language understanding module and an executable, generic task reasoning module are provided for execution in the computer processing system. A set of run-time specifications is provided to the generic language understanding module and the generic task reasoning module, comprising one or more models specific to a domain. A language input is then received from a user, an intention of the user is determined with respect to one or more desired tasks, and the user is assisted with the one or more desired tasks, in accordance with the intention of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Osher Yadgar, Neil Yorke-Smith, Bart Peintner, Gokhan Tur, Necip Fazil Ayan, Michael J. Wolverton, Girish Acharya, Venkatarama Satyanarayana Parimi, William S. Mark, Wen Wang, Andreas Kathol, Regis Vincent, Horacio E. Franco
  • Patent number: 9075938
    Abstract: A method for mapping a multiple-floor structure includes building a plurality of maps that includes one map for each of at least two of the floors, detecting a set of anchor points, where the set of anchor points includes at least one anchor point on each of the maps, linking the anchor points to produce a set of linked anchor points, and aligning the maps around the set of linked anchor points to produce a set of aligned maps. A method for mapping a structure using a single robot includes generating, by the robot, a first map at a first point in time, storing the first map, generating, by the same robot, a second map at a second point in time subsequent to the first point in time, and aggregating the first map and the second map to produce an aggregated map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Regis Vincent, Benson Limketkai, Michael A. Eriksen
  • Publication number: 20150183994
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a bituminous composition and to the method of preparation thereof. The bituminous composition includes a bitumen, a first additive including at least one fatty acid ester function, saturated or unsaturated, linear or branched, having a hydrocarbon chain with 4 to 36 carbon atoms, optionally substituted by at least one hydroxyl group and a second additive comprising at least one organogelator. The disclosure also relates to the use of a combination of the first and second additives in a bituminous composition, for lowering the dynamic viscosity of a bituminous composition or of a bitumen base at a temperature above or equal to 80° C., preferably above 80° C., without impairing the consistence of the composition at the temperatures of use. Finally, the disclosure relates to the use of these bituminous compositions in the fields of highway applications, in particular in the manufacture of highway binders, and in the fields of industrial applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: TOTAL MARKETING SERVICES
    Inventors: Dominique Basset, Régis Vincent
  • Publication number: 20150152265
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a bituminous composition and to the method of preparation thereof. The bituminous composition includes a bitumen, a first additive comprising at least one fatty acid ester function, saturated or unsaturated, linear or branched, having a hydrocarbon chain with 4 to 36 carbon atoms, optionally substituted by at least one hydroxyl group and a second additive comprising at least one organogelator. The disclosure also relates to the use of a combination of the first additive and of the second additive in a bituminous composition, for improving the susceptibility to temperature of the composition. Finally, the disclosure relates to the use of these bituminous compositions in the fields of highway applications, in particular in the manufacture of highway binders, and in the fields of industrial applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Applicant: TOTAL MARKETING SERVICES
    Inventors: Dominique Basset, Régis Vincent
  • Publication number: 20130298800
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of making a theremorevsible bituminous composition. The method includes transferring an additive to a bitumen to form a mixture, and stirring the mixture until its appearance is homogenous. The additive can be an organogelator with general formula R?—(COOH)z, where R? is a linear or branched, saturated or unsaturated chain having 4 to 68 carbon atoms and z is an integer varying from 2 to 4. The bituminous composition is hard at the temperature of use without increasing its viscosity when hot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Laurence Lapalu, Régis Vincent, Laurent Bouteiller, Benjamin Isare
  • Publication number: 20130041075
    Abstract: The disclosure includes the use in a bituminous composition of an organogelator derivative which has a molar mass no higher than 2,000 g/mol and includes at least one hydrogen bonds donor D, at least one hydrogen bonds acceptor A and at least one compatibilizer agent C in the bitumen, the compatibilizer agent C including a group selected among: at least one straight hydrocarbon chain including at least 4 carbon atoms, or at least one aliphatic cycle of 3 to 8 atoms, or at least one aromatic cycle, or at least one aliphatic or partly aromatic, or even entirely aromatic, condensed polycyclic system, each cycle including 5 or 6 atoms taken alone or as a mixture, to improve the resistance to aggressive chemical agents, in particular to hydrocarbons, such as gasolines, diesels and/or kerosenes, excluding N,N?-ethylene bis(stearamide) and excluding fatty-chains polyamines obtained by reacting polyalkylene fatty-chains polyamines of general formula (I) R—NH—(CH2—CH2—CH2—NH)n—H wherein R is a linear hydrocarbon ch
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: TOTAL RAFFINAGE MARKETING
    Inventors: Sylvia Harders, Laurence Lapalu, Julien Chaminand, Régis Vincent
  • Patent number: 7918930
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for preparing a bitumen base, including the following essential steps: a) introducing a bitumen in a container equipped with mixing means, and bringing the bitumen to a temperature of 120° C. to 300° C.; b) introducing at least one chemical blowing additive into the container, and mixing, said chemical blowing additive being of general formula Ar1-R—Ar2 (I) wherein Ar1 and Ar2 independently of each other represent a benzene ring or a system of condensed aromatic rings of 6 to 20 carbon atoms, substituted by at least one hydroxyl group, and R represents an optionally substituted divalent radical, whereof the main chain comprises 6 to 20 carbon atoms and at least one amide and/or ester group. The invention also concerns a bitumen base obtained by implementing said method, as well as the use of such bitumen bases in road surfacing and industrial applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Total France
    Inventors: Laurence Lapalu, Regis Vincent
  • Publication number: 20100223031
    Abstract: A method for mapping a multiple-floor structure includes building a plurality of maps that includes one map for each of at least two of the floors, detecting a set of anchor points, where the set of anchor points includes at least one anchor point on each of the maps, linking the anchor points to produce a set of linked anchor points, and aligning the maps around the set of linked anchor points to produce a set of aligned maps. A method for mapping a structure using a single robot includes generating, by the robot, a first map at a first point in time, storing the first map, generating, by the same robot, a second map at a second point in time subsequent to the first point in time, and aggregating the first map and the second map to produce an aggregated map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Inventors: Regis Vincent, Benson Limketkai, Michael A. Eriksen
  • Publication number: 20100192804
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bituminous composition that comprises a major portion of at least one bitumen and a minor portion of at least one chemical additive, said additive being an organogelling agent that generates a network of hydrogen bonds between the organogelling molecules constituting the same, and trapping the bitumen phase up to a maximum temperature TR of between 40 and 120° C. The invention also relates to the use of these bitumen compositions in the field of road applications, particularly in the production of road binders, as well as in industrial applications. The invention also relates to a method for preparing these bituminous compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2008
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: TOTAL RAFFINAGE MARKETING
    Inventors: Laurence Lapalu, Régis Vincent, Laurent Bouteille, Benjamin Isare