Patents by Inventor Sebastien A. Ramus

Sebastien A. Ramus 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: 10314665
    Abstract: An image processing method applied by a medical imaging device is proposed, including at least one camera and at least one display screen on which is displayed a medical image showing a region of interest of a patient, the method being characterized in that the region of interest is determined by the following steps, the screen and the camera being laid out so as to be facing a practitioner simultaneously, acquisition by the camera of at least one tracking image containing the eyes of the practitioner, analysis of the tracking image so as to localize in the medical image at least one pixel of interest contemplated by the practitioner on the screen from the orientation of the eyes of the practitioner, processing the medical image so as to select the region of interest from the localized pixel of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Vincent Bismuth, Régis Vaillant, Sébastien Gorges, Maxime Cazalas, Liliane Ramus
  • Patent number: 9756973
    Abstract: A beverage brewing apparatus having a water heating portion and a brewing portion, the water heating portion including a three heating element tank having three heating elements, a three phase power system, and wherein each heating element is powered by a different phase power. Each heating element may operate with a different heating capacity to better control the heating operation, controlled by a processor that manages the brewing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastien A. Ramus, Stuart Dietz, William D. Aronson
  • Patent number: 9137123
    Abstract: An aircraft galley system is configured with a GAIN to GAIN network that allows for data exchange and communication between each GAIN on the system. By omitting reliance on a galley network controller for acquisition of GAIN data, the present system is simpler, lighter, and more cost-effective. Each GAIN may be polled for data by any other GAIN, such as via a data port, dedicated bus, or wireless connection. The data acquisition between the GAIN and a data collection and display device may be wired in network, wired out of network, or through a wireless link such as a Wi-Fi network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: BE Intellectual Property, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy A. Birkmann, William J. Godecker, Sebastien A. Ramus
  • Publication number: 20150067134
    Abstract: An aircraft galley system is configured with a GAIN to GAIN network that allows for data exchange and communication between each GAIN on the system. By omitting reliance on a galley network controller for acquisition of GAIN data, the present system is simpler, lighter, and more cost-effective. Each GAIN may be polled for data by any other GAIN, such as via a data port, dedicated bus, or wireless connection. The data acquisition between the GAIN and a data collection and display device may be wired in network, wired out of network, or through a wireless link such as a Wi-Fi network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Timothy A. Birkmann, William J. Godecker, Sebastien A. Ramus
  • Patent number: 8880685
    Abstract: An aircraft galley system is configured with a GAIN to GAIN network that allows for data exchange and communication between each GAIN on the system. By omitting reliance on a galley network controller for acquisition of GAIN data, the present system is simpler, lighter, and more cost-effective. Each GAIN may be polled for data by any other GAIN, such as via a data port, dedicated bus, or wireless connection. The data acquisition between the GAIN and a data collection and display device may be wired in network, wired out of network, or through a wireless link such as a Wi-Fi network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: BE Intellectual Property, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy A. Birkmann, William Godecker, Sebastien A. Ramus
  • Publication number: 20140076171
    Abstract: A beverage brewing apparatus having a water heating portion and a brewing portion, the water heating portion comprising a three heating element tank having three heating elements, a three phase power system, and wherein each heating element is powered by a different phase power. Each heating element may operate with a different heating capacity to better control the heating operation, controlled by a processor that manages the brewing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastien A. Ramus, Stuart Dietz, William D. Aronson
  • Patent number: 8576530
    Abstract: The adaptive power management system for aircraft galleys includes one or more programmable circuit breakers for corresponding interchangeable aircraft galley inserts. Current rating settings of the programmable circuit breakers can be changed by direct interrogation by a galley network controller, which can also automatically switch selected circuit breakers to open to shut down the power supply to an entire galley complex or individual galley inserts, as needed, or by a passive signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: B/E Intellectual Property
    Inventors: William D. Aronson, Joseph C. Dettmer, Sebastien A. Ramus
  • Publication number: 20130174743
    Abstract: The present invention is a beverage brewing apparatus for an aircraft galley that includes a stow away platen to support a coffee cup or mug during brewing and that can be withdrawn when not in use to eliminate the intrusion of space in the galley if the platen were not stowable. The platen can operate like a pull out drawer, extending from its designated cavity when needed and pushed back into a withdrawn position when finished.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: B/E AEROSPACE, INC.
    Inventors: Luke E. Kelly, William D. Aronson, Sebastien A. Ramus, Keith R. DeBald
  • Publication number: 20130033789
    Abstract: The adaptive power management system for aircraft galleys includes one or more programmable circuit breakers for corresponding interchangeable aircraft galley inserts. Current rating settings of the programmable circuit breakers can be changed by direct interrogation by a galley network controller, which can also automatically switch selected circuit breakers to open to shut down the power supply to an entire galley complex or individual galley inserts, as needed, or by a passive signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: B/E INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
    Inventors: William D. Aronson, Joseph C. Dettmer, Sebastien A. Ramus
  • Publication number: 20120285335
    Abstract: An aircraft galley includes a beverage center including one or more hot beverage makers, and one or more combination oven-chiller units for multiple replaceable meal carrier rotables. The beverage center may also include an espresso maker, a milk frothing device, a hot water dispenser, a pull out drip tray, drain pan or sink, and a control panel. The aircraft galley also includes a main work deck with a sliding, pull-out work deck portion, and may include one or more pull-out combination drain-sink drawers including one or more individual drain-sinks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: BE Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig CUNNINGHAM, Sebastien A. RAMUS, Sebastian PETRY, Christopher I. PIRIE, Michiel BLAAUWHOF
  • Patent number: 8302473
    Abstract: The electro-optic liquid level sensing system detects a level of liquid in a container having an upper opening, such as for a server container of a beverage maker for a transport system, such as for aircraft, trains, trucks, buses and the like. A support housing mates with the upper opening of the container, and a primary liquid level sensor is mounted in the support housing for non-intrusively measuring the liquid level. A secondary liquid level sensor may be mounted in the support housing to sense a predetermined liquid level to prevent accidental overflows. Protective lenses may be placed in front of the primary liquid level sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: BE Intellectual Property, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastien A. Ramus, Keith R. DeBald, Joseph C. Dettmer, Winston S. Fliess
  • Patent number: 8289670
    Abstract: The adaptive power management system for aircraft galleys includes one or more programmable circuit breakers for corresponding interchangeable aircraft galley inserts. Current rating settings of the programmable circuit breakers can be changed by direct interrogation by a galley network controller, which can also automatically switch selected circuit breakers to open to shut down the power supply to an entire galley complex or individual galley inserts, as needed, or by a passive signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: B/E Intellectual Property
    Inventors: William D. Aronson, Joseph C. Dettmer, Sebastien A. Ramus
  • Patent number: 8048460
    Abstract: The water heating flow detection system for a beverage maker includes a heater control logic circuit that controls heating in response to temperature and flow conditions in the beverage maker. A heater control logic circuit receives a temperature detection signal and a flow detection signal, and generates a water heater control signal for controlling operation of one or more water heaters. A flow detection device may be connected to the hot water outlet conduit or the cold water inlet conduit, and may include a magnetic flow detection device. A faucet lever position detection device may also be used to indicate flow through a faucet outlet valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: BE Intellectual Property, Inc.
    Inventor: Sebastien Ramus
  • Publication number: 20110238742
    Abstract: An aircraft galley system is configured with a GAIN to GAIN network that allows for data exchange and communication between each GAIN on the system. By omitting reliance on a galley network controller for acquisition of GAIN data, the present system is simpler, lighter, and more cost-effective. Each GAIN may be polled for data by any other GAIN, such as via a data port, dedicated bus, or wireless connection. The data acquisition between the GAIN and a data collection and display device may be wired in network, wired out of network, or through a wireless link such as a Wi-Fi network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: BE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy A. Birkmann, William Godecker, Sebastien A. Ramus
  • Patent number: 7992436
    Abstract: The electro-optic liquid level sensing system detects a level of liquid in a container having an upper opening, such as for a server container of a beverage maker for a transport system, such as for aircraft, trains, trucks, buses and the like. A support housing mates with the upper opening of the container, and a primary liquid level sensor is mounted in the support housing for non-intrusively measuring the liquid level. A secondary liquid level sensor may be mounted in the support housing to sense a predetermined liquid level to prevent accidental overflows. Protective lenses may be placed in front of the primary liquid level sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: BE Intellectual Property, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastien A. Ramus, Keith R. DeBald, Joseph C. Dettmer, Winston S. Fliess
  • Publication number: 20100186499
    Abstract: The electro-optic liquid level sensing system detects a level of liquid in a container having an upper opening, such as for a server container of a beverage maker for a transport system, such as for aircraft, trains, trucks, buses and the like. A support housing mates with the upper opening of the container, and a primary liquid level sensor is mounted in the support housing for non-intrusively measuring the liquid level. A secondary liquid level sensor may be mounted in the support housing to sense a predetermined liquid level to prevent accidental overflows. Protective lenses may be placed in front of the primary liquid level sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Applicant: BE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INC.
    Inventors: Sebastien A. Ramus, Keith R. DeBald, Joseph C. Dettmer, Winston S. Fliess
  • Publication number: 20100140398
    Abstract: A galley unit comprising a plurality of mid-level modules and a plurality of high-level modules that are assembled together to form a modular galley unit, wherein at least one of the mid-level modules is a beverage maker unit. A combination comprising an aircraft and a modular galley unit, wherein at least one of the modules is a beverage maker unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: BE AEROSPACE, INC.
    Inventors: Craig Cunningham, Mark De Tisi, Peter Burd, Jenny Wilson, Sebastien Ramus, Geraldine Arnold, Glenn Johnson
  • Patent number: 7694559
    Abstract: The electro-optic liquid level sensing system detects a level of liquid in a container having an upper opening, such as for a server container of a beverage maker for a transport system, such as for aircraft, trains, trucks, buses and the like. A support housing mates with the upper opening of the container, and a primary liquid level sensor is mounted in the support housing for non-intrusively measuring the liquid level. A secondary liquid level sensor may be mounted in the support housing to sense a predetermined liquid level to prevent accidental overflows. Protective lenses may be placed in front of the primary liquid level sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: BE Intellectual Property, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastien A. Ramus, Keith R. DeBald, Joseph C. Dettmer, Winston S. Fliess
  • Publication number: 20100000315
    Abstract: The electro-optic liquid level sensing system detects a level of liquid in a container having an upper opening, such as for a server container of a beverage maker for a transport system, such as for aircraft, trains, trucks, buses and the like. A support housing mates with the upper opening of the container, and a primary liquid level sensor is mounted in the support housing for non-intrusively measuring the liquid level. A secondary liquid level sensor may be mounted in the support housing to sense a predetermined liquid level to prevent accidental overflows. Protective lenses may be placed in front of the primary liquid level sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Applicant: BE Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastien A. Ramus, Keith R. DeBald, Joseph C. Dettmer, Winston S. Fliess
  • Publication number: 20090288562
    Abstract: The water heating flow detection system for a beverage maker includes a heater control logic circuit that controls heating in response to temperature and flow conditions in the beverage maker. A heater control logic circuit receives a temperature detection signal and a flow detection signal, and generates a water heater control signal for controlling operation of one or more water heaters. A flow detection device may be connected to the hot water outlet conduit or the cold water inlet conduit, and may include a magnetic flow detection device. A faucet lever position detection device may also be used to indicate flow through a faucet outlet valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Applicant: B/E Intellectual Property
    Inventor: Sebastien Ramus