Patents by Inventor Robert Rousseau

Robert Rousseau 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: 20190297424
    Abstract: A loudspeaker diaphragm (12) comprising a woven fibre body supports damping material (25), for example PVA polymer, on a rearward-facing surface (24). The woven fibre body may be formed of lengths (14) non-metallic fibre material (for example glass fibre) coating with a thin metal coating (32). The mass of the layer of damping material (25) may be less than the mass of the woven fibre body. An attractive sparkly looking loudspeaker diaphragm (12) may thus be provided which damps undesirable vibration whilst providing a flatter frequency-response curve (50).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: EVA Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas O'Brien, Martial Andre Robert Rousseau
  • Patent number: 10390141
    Abstract: A loudspeaker diaphragm (12) comprising a woven fiber body supports damping material (25), for example PVA polymer, on a rearward-facing surface (24). The woven fiber body may be formed of lengths (14) non-metallic fiber material (for example glass fiber) coating with a thin metal coating (32). The mass of the layer of damping material (25) may be significantly greater than the mass of the woven fiber body. An attractive sparkly looking loudspeaker diaphragm (12) may thus be provided which damps undesirable vibration while providing a flatter frequency-response curve (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Eva Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas O'Brien, Martial André Robert Rousseau
  • Patent number: 10317143
    Abstract: A heat exchanger for transferring heat from a hot gas to a fluid includes two or more corrugated fin structures defining a plurality of hot gas flow channels extending in a generally linear first direction. A fluid conduit includes an outer wall at least partially bonded to at least two of the corrugated fin structures. The fluid conduit defines a plurality of sequentially arranged flow passes for the fluid traveling therethrough. Each of the plurality of flow passes directs the fluid in a direction generally perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: MODINE MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: Thomas Klaves, Edward Robinson, Gregory DaPra, Paul Fraser, Gregory Mross, Tony Rousseau, Robert Barfknecht, George Becke
  • Publication number: 20190133577
    Abstract: A surgical stapler having an anvil including a plurality of staple forming pockets for forming staples. The staple forming pockets include first and second staple forming cups configured to receive first and second legs of a staple respectively. The first staple forming cup within each staple forming pocket has a different depth from the second staple forming cup within that staple forming pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Kevin Shaun Weadock, Robert Rousseau
  • Patent number: 10244312
    Abstract: A loudspeaker chassis assembly (2) comprises a loudspeaker chassis (4) and one or more mass damping elements (6), which dampen vibration of the chassis (4). The mass damping elements (6) may be directly attached to the chassis (4) and may be tuned to dampen one or more particular vibrational modes of the chassis (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: EVA Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: Martial Andre Robert Rousseau, Stuart Michael Nevill
  • Patent number: 10213197
    Abstract: Polymeric fibers, and apparatuses for and methods of processing such fibers to be useful as sutures, where at least one end of a fiber includes a termination feature. The termination feature is formed through the application of energy to a coiled region of the fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: David C. Lindh, Sr., Robert A. Rousseau, Darrell J. Lindh
  • Publication number: 20180320734
    Abstract: A joint assembly between a first component and a second component comprises a ball portion configured to be connected to the first component. A socket is configured to be connected to the second component or ground and comprises a socket base, a socket cover, and a spherical joint cavity within the assembled socket base and socket cover to receive the ball portion to form a spherical joint. At least one biasing member is in the joint assembly. A clamp clamps the socket base to the socket cover such that the at least one biasing member biases the socket base and the socket cover toward one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Robert ROUSSEAU, Benoit LUPIEN, Steve BOULAIS, Jean-Francois MENARD
  • Publication number: 20180207014
    Abstract: A device that is inserted through the abdominal wall and into the digestive tract of a human is disclosed. The device may be placed through a method such as percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). The device includes a gastrostomy style structure that provides fluid communication with the external environment of the patient with the internal contents of the stomach. The device is produced with a series of slotted collection channels that preferentially, when connected to a source of negative relative pressure, directs a significant volume of the high calorie fluidic components of the chyme out of the digestive tract, preventing exposure to the absorptive tissues of the digestive tract when simple sugars and carbohydrates are consumed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventor: Robert Rousseau
  • Publication number: 20180200094
    Abstract: A novel medical device for treating obesity is disclosed. The device is inserted through the oral cavity and into the digestive tract of a human. The device is a passive catheter-style structure that preferentially directs a significant volume of the high calorie fluidic components of the chyme through the digestive tract, preventing exposure to the absorptive tissues of the digestive tract and, in some forms, stimulates negative feedback to the patient when simple sugars and carbohydrates are consumed. The device may be installed or removed though the use of standard endoscopy, or may be offered in the form of an ingestible device. The device may be inflatable or preformed for use within the digestive tract. Also disclosed is a novel method of using the medical device to control obesity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventor: Robert A. Rousseau
  • Patent number: 10012295
    Abstract: A linear actuator comprises a motor having an output. An end block is connected to a casing and to the motor and has a counterbore at a distal end with a bearing seated and retained in the counterbore. A coupling assembly couples the output shaft of the motor to a threaded shaft for transmission of the rotational output to the threaded shaft. A sliding tube is in sliding arrangement with the inner cavity of the casing for moving in translation relative to the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: D-BOX TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Robert Rousseau, Steve Boulais, Pierre Senecal, Jean-Francois Menard, Christian Roy
  • Publication number: 20180184208
    Abstract: A loudspeaker diaphragm (12) comprising a woven fibre body supports damping material (25), for example PVA polymer, on a rearward-facing surface (24). The woven fibre body may be formed of lengths (14) non-metallic fibre material (for example glass fibre) coating with a thin metal coating (32). The mass of the layer of damping material (25) may be significantly greater than the mass of the woven fibre body. An attractive sparkly looking loudspeaker diaphragm (12) may thus be provided which damps undesirable vibration whilst providing a flatter frequency-response curve (50).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: EVA Automation,Inc
    Inventors: Thomas O'Brien, Maital Andre Robert Rousseau
  • Patent number: 9974683
    Abstract: An implant for treating obstructive sleep apnea includes a first chamber containing an incompressible fluid, a second chamber containing a compressible fluid, and a flexible diaphragm separating the first and second chambers. The incompressible fluid is in communication with the compressible fluid via the flexible diaphragm. The first chamber has a first volume that remains constant in response to an external force applied upon the implant and the second chamber has a second volume that is changeable when the external force is applied upon the implant. The flexible diaphragm is extendible into the second chamber for reducing the second volume of the second chamber and compressing the compressible fluid within the second chamber. The compressible fluid within the second chamber provides less resistance to flexing during initial flexing of the implant and more resistance to flexing during further flexing of the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert A. Rousseau
  • Patent number: 9877862
    Abstract: A system for treating obstructive sleep apnea includes a first element implantable in a tongue and a second element implantable between muscle planes of an inframandibular region. The second element has a first end coupled with the first element and a second end coupled with a hyoid bone for preventing the base of the tongue from collapsing against an opposing pharyngeal wall during sleep. The first and second implantable elements have outer surfaces that are substantially impermeable to tissue in-growth to allow for post-surgical adjustment or removal, if necessary. The first implantable element is elongated and includes a first end, a second end, and a center section located between the first and second ends. The center section is implantable in the tongue, and the first and second ends of the first implantable element are advanceable beneath the tongue for being coupled with the anterior end of the second implantable element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin S. Weadock, Robert A. Rousseau, David C. Lindh, Sr.
  • Patent number: 9863513
    Abstract: A linear actuator comprises a motor having an output shaft. A casing of the motor has an inner cavity with a counterbore seat surface. A threaded shaft is within the inner cavity. A bearing is received in the counterbore seat surface. A coupling assembly has a first coupling component receiving the rotational output from the motor, and a second coupling component coupled to the first coupling component for transmission of the rotational output to the threaded shaft. A sliding tube is sliding arrangement with the casing for moving in translation relative to the casing. A traveling nut is in the sliding tube for moving therewith for converting a rotational motion of the threaded shaft into a translation of the sliding tube. An integral driven assembly unit comprising the bearing, the threaded shaft, the traveling nut and the sliding tube interconnected to one another so as to be removable by pulling out the integral driven assembly as a whole from the inner cavity of the casing via the proximal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: D-BOX TECHNOLOGIES INC
    Inventors: Robert Rousseau, Steve Boulais, Pierre Senecal
  • Patent number: 9866967
    Abstract: A diaphragm for a loudspeaker drive unit or for a microphone includes a rigid dome-shaped member having a thickness that varies from a first thicker thickness at a first location at the periphery of the dome-shaped member to a second thinner thickness at a second location, which is nearer to the center of the dome-shaped member. There is a step-wise change in thickness at a location between the first location and the second location. Having greater thickness at the periphery of the dome-shaped member may improve stiffness of the diaphragm and may allow for an increased break-up frequency. Having thinner material elsewhere in the dome-shaped member may allow the mass of the diaphragm to be kept low and may result in better acoustic sensitivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: B & W Group Ltd.
    Inventor: Martial André Robert Rousseau
  • Patent number: 9855164
    Abstract: Methods and devices comprised of a collapsible insert member and shaping member for treating obstructive sleep apnea are described. The insert member is placed in the tongue or other tissue forming the airway of the patient and has a lumen to accommodate the shaping member. The shaping member is inserted into the insert member by the patient just prior to sleep and removed upon waking. A variety of shaping members are available to treat patients on an individual basis, i.e., to match their particular anatomic condition that is causing their apnea or snoring. The shaping member can be made from nitinol, stainless steel, or any other known biocompatible implant material capable of providing a change in the tissue response to stress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Weadock, Robert A. Rousseau
  • Publication number: 20170307054
    Abstract: A linear actuator comprises a motor for producing a bi-directional rotational output. A casing is connected to the motor at a proximal end, the casing having an inner cavity defining a joint surface. A threaded shaft is within the inner cavity of the casing and actuated by the motor for rotation. A sliding tube assembly has a sliding tube in sliding arrangement with the inner cavity of the casing for moving in translation in an axial direction relative to the casing. A pair of traveling nuts is connected to the sliding tube assembly for moving with the sliding tube in the axial direction, the traveling nuts being operatively engaged to the threaded shaft for converting a rotational motion of the threaded shaft into a translation of the sliding tube, the traveling nuts being on opposite sides of a member of the sliding tube assembly connecting the traveling nuts to the sliding tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Robert ROUSSEAU, Steve BOULAIS, Benoit LUPIEN, Jean-Francois MENARD
  • Publication number: 20170196554
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for the securement of dermal tissues. The device provides approximation and eversion of the tissue as well as the placement of a fixation element that bridges a wound. The fixation element may be produced in several fixed or dynamic configurations that may or may not alter the ability to engage tissue in response to stresses placed upon the fixation member post-deployment. The delivery device inserts the fastener percutaneously through the epidermis into the sub-dermal position without entering the wound margins with any part of the approximation portion of the delivery device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Robert A. Rousseau, David C. Lindh, SR.
  • Patent number: 9687262
    Abstract: This invention provides methods, devices and kits for treating coronary artery disease, particularly “soft” or vulnerable plaque. The invention is based on the local delivery of crosslinking means to crosslink the collagen covering the plaque and other proteins that may be present at the site to stabilize the plaque and prevent leakage of thrombogenic material into the lumen of the coronary artery. In certain embodiments, catheters are employed to achieve local delivery of a crosslinking agent or ultraviolet light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Cardinal Health Switzerland 515 GmbH
    Inventors: Robert A. Rousseau, Kevin S. Weadock
  • Publication number: 20170156007
    Abstract: A diaphragm for a loudspeaker drive unit or for a microphone includes a rigid dome-shaped member having a thickness that varies from a first thicker thickness at a first location at the periphery of the dome-shaped member to a second thinner thickness at a second location, which is nearer to the centre of the dome-shaped member. There is a step-wise change in thickness at a location between the first location and the second location. Having greater thickness at the periphery of the dome-shaped member may improve stiffness of the diaphragm and may allow for an increased break-up frequency. Having thinner material elsewhere in the dome-shaped member may allow the mass of the diaphragm to be kept low and may result in better acoustic sensitivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Applicant: B & W GROUP LTD
    Inventor: Martial André Robert ROUSSEAU