Patents by Inventor Robert A. LeBlanc

Robert A. LeBlanc 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: 11401246
    Abstract: The present invention provides triazole carboxylic acids and related compounds, as well as pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, which are useful as glycolate oxidase inhibitors. Pharmaceutical compositions and methods for treating primary hyperoxaluria, type I (PH) and kidney stones are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: CANTERO THERAPEUTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Hans Maag, Miguel Xavier Fernandes, Robert Zamboni, Elham Akbariromani, Marc-Andre Beaulieu, Yves Leblanc, Pallavi Thakur
  • Publication number: 20210401175
    Abstract: A floating shelf includes a plank shelf, and a floating shelf bracket, configured to support the plank shelf, including a support connector and two or more shelf supports attached to one another by the support connector. The support connector and the two or more shelf supports may be permanently attached to one another so that the floating shelf bracket is a unitary, single-piece bracket. The support connector and the two or more shelf supports may be removably attached to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventor: Robert LeBlanc
  • Patent number: 11207456
    Abstract: A catheter device and method for treating an artery with thrombus, the catheter comprising an inflatable member. A carrier catheter has a proximal end and a distal end adapted to be inserted percutaneously into an artery, the carrier catheter having a tubular body adjacent to a rear end of the inflatable member. An inflating tube passes through the tubular body and having an open front end in fluid communication with the inflatable member to inflate same. An infusion tube is adapted to infuse pharmacologic agents, the infusion tube passing through the tubular body and having an open front end extending beyond the inflatable member. An aspiration tube is adapted to aspire the thrombus, the aspiration tube passing through the tubular body and having an open front end between the carrier catheter and the inflatable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: VALORISATION RECHERCHE HSCM, LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
    Inventors: Thierry Charron, Domenic Santoianni, Marwan Abboud, Guy Rousseau, Aime-Robert Leblanc
  • Patent number: 11116317
    Abstract: A floating shelf includes a plank shelf, and a floating shelf bracket, configured to support the plank shelf, including a connecting bar and two or more bracket arms attached to one another by the connecting bar. The connecting bar and the two or more bracket arms may be permanently attached to one another so that the floating shelf bracket is a unitary, single-piece bracket. The connecting bar and the two or more bracket arms may be removably attached to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Lewis Hyman, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert LeBlanc
  • Publication number: 20210262376
    Abstract: Defect detection systems include at least one nozzle for delivering a CO2 particulate fluid to an inlet end of a plugged honeycomb body. Defects in the honeycomb, if any, are determined by monitoring CO2 particulate flow at the outlet end of the honeycomb body. Methods for detecting defects in plugged honeycomb bodies are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Joseph Henry Citriniti, En Hong, Philip Robert LeBlanc
  • Publication number: 20210207509
    Abstract: A method for plugging a subset of cells of a honeycomb structure that includes: covering a first end face of the honeycomb structure with a mask that comprises a body and a plurality of openings, wherein the plurality of openings of the mask is coincident with a plurality of cells of the honeycomb structure; providing a plug of material upon a film material; applying a force to the film material to push the plug of material through the plurality of openings of the mask and into the plurality of cells of the honeycomb structure; and measuring a pressure within the plurality of cells during the applying step, wherein the applying step further comprises adjusting the force applied to the film material based at least in part on the pressure within the plurality of cells to push the plug of material to a predetermined depth within the plurality of cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Philip Robert LeBlanc, Robert Arthur McIntosh, Richard Henry Weachock
  • Patent number: 10965710
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to protect the coded signals sent over physical twisted-pair wiring or between two (2) or more LANs connected by a Wide Area Network (WAN), from unauthorized electronic circuit/wiring monitoring. This is accomplished by varying the assignments of the standard Registered Jack communication pins, varying the transmission speed, inserting meaningless or unrelated data, encrypting data before it is sent or changing network protocol(s) on behalf of the communications adapter/controller of each computer to which it is attached on those LANs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Cipherloc, Inc
    Inventors: Albert Henry Carlson, Robert LeBlanc, Carlos Gonzales, Robert Carlson
  • Patent number: 10732126
    Abstract: A method of inspecting defects on a transparent substrate may include: selecting a gradient of an illumination optical system so that light incident on the transparent substrate has a first angle; selecting a gradient of a detection optical system so that an optical axis of the detection optical system located over the transparent substrate has a second angle, which is equal to or less than the first angle; adjusting a position of at least one of the illumination optical system, the transparent substrate, and the detection optical system so that a field-of-view of the detection optical system covers a first region where the light meets a first surface of the transparent substrate and does not cover a second region where light meets a second surface of the transparent substrate, the second surface being opposite to the first surface; illuminating the transparent substrate; and detecting light scattered from the transparent substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Chong Pyung An, Uta-Barbara Goers, En Hong, Sung-chan Hwang, Ji Hwa Jung, Tae-ho Keem, Philip Robert LeBlanc, Hyeong-cheol Lee, Michal Mlejnek, Johannes Moll, Rajeshkannan Palanisamy, Sung-jong Pyo, Amanda Kathryn Thomas, Correy Robert Ustanik
  • Publication number: 20200199935
    Abstract: A shade configured to be rolled up or down by a user includes a plurality of slats, a plurality of weaving cords which attach the plurality of slats together, at least one strap including a top end and a bottom end, the top end being attached to one of the plurality of slats at a back side of the shade and the bottom end being a free end including a connector. A method of using the shade includes rolling up the shade to a first rolled up position and securing the rolled up portion of the shade by wrapping the strap around the rolled up portion and securing the strap to a front side of the shade. A fastener may also be used to secure a rolled up portion of the shade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventor: Robert LeBlanc
  • Patent number: 10677739
    Abstract: A method of inspecting defects of a transparent substrate may include: illuminating a transparent substrate; calculating an incidence angle range of light so that a first region where the light meets a first surface of the transparent substrate and a second region where light meets a second surface being opposite the first surface of the transparent substrate do not overlap each other; adjusting an incidence angle according to the incidence angle range; adjusting a position of a first detector so that a first field-of-view of the first detector covers the first region and does not cover the second region; adjusting a position of a second detector so that a second field-of-view of the second detector covers the second region and does not cover the first region; and obtaining a first image of the first region and a second image of the second region from the first and second detector, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Uta-Barbara Goers, En Hong, Sung-chan Hwang, Ji Hwa Jung, Tae-ho Keem, Philip Robert LeBlanc, Rajeshkannan Palanisamy, Sung-jong Pyo, Correy Robert Ustanik
  • Publication number: 20200146450
    Abstract: A floating shelf includes a plank shelf, and a floating shelf bracket, configured to support the plank shelf, including a connecting bar and two or more bracket arms attached to one another by the connecting bar. The connecting bar and the two or more bracket arms may be permanently attached to one another so that the floating shelf bracket is a unitary, single-piece bracket. The connecting bar and the two or more bracket arms may be removably attached to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventor: Robert LeBlanc
  • Patent number: 10577861
    Abstract: A shade configured to be rolled up or down by a user includes a plurality of slats, a plurality of weaving cords which attach the plurality of slats together, at least one strap including a top end and a bottom end, the top end being attached to one of the plurality of slats at a back side of the shade and the bottom end being a free end including a connector. A method of using the shade includes rolling up the shade to a first rolled up position and securing the rolled up portion of the shade by wrapping the strap around the rolled up portion and securing the strap to a front side of the shade. A fastener may also be used to secure a rolled up portion of the shade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Lewis Hyman, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert LeBlanc
  • Patent number: 10571506
    Abstract: A machine vision system for identifying optical fibers is provided that includes a support plate supporting one or more optical fibers. The one or more optical fibers each include a jacket. A light source is configured to emit light onto the one or more optical fibers. An imager is positioned above the light source. The imager is configured to receive reflected light from the light emitted onto the one or more optical fibers. A display system is configured to receive a signal from the imager and display an augmented image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incotporated
    Inventors: Philip Robert LeBlanc, Rajeshkannan Palanisamy, Dale Alan Webb
  • Patent number: 10567351
    Abstract: The present invention provides a simple and efficient cipher and key generation and selection capability from a predetermined, randomly changing, fixed size matrix (N) of ciphers and keys resulting in a very high-order approximation (Nr,c??) of a true One Time Pad for encryption solutions such as the CipherLoc Polymorphic Key Progression Algorithmic Cipher Engine. The ciphers are randomly selected from a pool of user supplied ciphers, FIPS 140-2 or other certified ciphers and the keys are produced from various methods for generating a key that includes reading a data stream from a network or a Cryptographic Pseudo Random Number Generator (CPRNG)/Pseudo Random Number Generator (PRNG) or a Predetermined Cryptographic Key Generator (PCKG) or any combination of all. Ciphers and generated keys are randomly paired and stored in a volatile matrix for use by an encryption solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Cipherloc Corporation
    Inventors: Albert Henry Carlson, Robert LeBlanc, Robert Carlson, Patrick Doherty, Carlos Gonzales
  • Publication number: 20190383097
    Abstract: A shade configured to be rolled up or down by a user includes a plurality of slats, a plurality of weaving cords which attach the plurality of slats together, at least one strap including a top end and a bottom end, the top end being attached to one of the plurality of slats at a back side of the shade and the bottom end being a free end including a connector. A method of using the shade includes rolling up the shade to a first rolled up position and securing the rolled up portion of the shade by wrapping the strap around the rolled up portion and securing the strap to a front side of the shade. A fastener may also be used to secure a rolled up portion of the shade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventor: Robert LeBlanc
  • Patent number: 10482290
    Abstract: Virtual field programmable gate array (VFPGA) duplicates and/or emulates a field programmable gate array through the use of base hardware and firmware that uses RAM as ROM or EPROM and provides control and monitoring and manipulation through the use of elementary and basic device functionality commands (machine code primitives) to accommodate the needs of polymorphic cipher engine software so that the software achieves the same results as thou it had access to programmable logic arrays, gate and logic blocks found in field programmable gate array chips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Cipherloc Corporation
    Inventors: Albert Henry Carlson, Robert LeBlanc
  • Publication number: 20190277774
    Abstract: A method of inspecting defects on a transparent substrate may include: selecting a gradient of an illumination optical system so that light incident on the transparent substrate has a first angle; selecting a gradient of a detection optical system so that an optical axis of the detection optical system located over the transparent substrate has a second angle, which is equal to or less than the first angle; adjusting a position of at least one of the illumination optical system, the transparent substrate, and the detection optical system so that a field-of-view of the detection optical system covers a first region where the light meets a first surface of the transparent substrate and does not cover a second region where light meets a second surface of the transparent substrate, the second surface being opposite to the first surface; illuminating the transparent substrate; and detecting light scattered from the transparent substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Chong Pyung An, Uta-Barbara Goers, En Hong, Sung-chan Hwang, Ji Hwa Jung, Tae-ho Keem, Philip Robert LeBlanc, Hyeong-cheol Lee, Michal Mlejnek, Johannes Moll, Rajeshkannan Palanisamy, Sung-jong Pyo, Amanda Kathryn Thomas, Correy Robert Ustanik
  • Publication number: 20190257765
    Abstract: A method of inspecting defects of a transparent substrate may include: illuminating a transparent substrate; calculating an incidence angle range of light so that a first region where the light meets a first surface of the transparent substrate and a second region where light meets a second surface being opposite the first surface of the transparent substrate do not overlap each other; adjusting an incidence angle according to the incidence angle range; adjusting a position of a first detector so that a first field-of-view of the first detector covers the first region and does not cover the second region; adjusting a position of a second detector so that a second field-of-view of the second detector covers the second region and does not cover the first region; and obtaining a first image of the first region and a second image of the second region from the first and second detector, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Uta-Barbara Goers, En Hong, Sung-chan Hwang, Ji Hwa Jung, Tae-ho Keem, Philip Robert LeBlanc, Rajeshkannan Palanisamy, Sung-jong Pyo, Correy Robert Ustanik
  • Patent number: 10337977
    Abstract: A particle detection system includes a light source configured to emit a light beam into a cylindrical glass article when the cylindrical glass article is imaged by the glass particle detection system. The light beam is directed along a beam propagation axis that is perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the cylindrical glass article. The particle detection system further includes a first polarizer positioned between the light source and the cylindrical glass, a camera configured to capture an image of the light beam reflected from the cylindrical glass article, and an analyzer positioned between the cylindrical glass article and the camera. An optical axis of the camera is perpendicular to the beam propagation axis of the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: David Joseph Kuhn, Philip Robert LeBlanc, Robert Arthur McIntosh
  • Patent number: D956005
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: APPLIED Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert C. Lindberg, Alexandre Likhanskii, Wayne LeBlanc, Frank Sinclair, Svetlana Radovanov