Patents by Inventor Stéphane Paquet

Stéphane Paquet 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: 10625629
    Abstract: A user interface for a snow groomer or other tracked vehicle, such as tracked carrier to carry and enable use of work equipment on various terrains, is provided. The user interface may have an input device, an output device and a controller. The controller is configured to receive from the input device an indication of a desired snow grooming distance, and the controller is further configured to measure a distance traveled by the snow groomer, and to cause the output device to convey a remaining distance to be traveled by the snow groomer, the remaining distance being the difference between the desired snow grooming distance and the distance traveled by the snow groomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Prinoth Ltd.
    Inventors: Jonathan Thibault, Martin Kirchmair, Michel Pelletier, Patrick Hebert, Francis Gendron, Ariane Authier, Stephane Bergeron, Francois Paquet
  • Patent number: 9937982
    Abstract: A system for transferring a fluid between a fixed or floating facility for producing or storing the fluid, and a vessel. The system includes at least one hinged arm arrangement that includes an inner arm hinged at one end to a support structure, so as to pivot in a vertical plane, and an outer arm hinged on the outer end of the inner arm. The hinged arm arrangement further includes a rotary seal having an axis extending in a longitudinal direction of the hinged arm. The rotary seal is disposed at the hinge linking the inner arm to the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventor: Stephane Paquet
  • Patent number: 9902471
    Abstract: Methods and systems are for transferring fluid cargo between a first vessel and a second vessel at open sea in a Parallel configuration. The first vessel is equipped with a cargo connection point and the second vessel is equipped with cargo manifold. A tubular line is connectable between the cargo connection point and the cargo manifold. The method can include attaching a self-propelled buoy to the second vessel; connecting a cargo connection between the self-propelled buoy and the cargo manifold; connecting a cargo line between the cargo connection point and the self-propelled buoy; transferring cargo between the cargo connection point and the cargo vessel; and relying on the self-propelled buoy to keep the self-propelled buoy within predetermined distance boundaries from the first vessel also when the self-propelled buoy is attached to the second vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignees: HiLoad LNG AS, Technip France
    Inventors: Svein Børge Hellesmark, Stéphane Paquet
  • Publication number: 20160221646
    Abstract: A system for transferring a fluid between a fixed or floating facility for producing or storing the fluid, and a vessel. The system includes at least one hinged arm arrangement that includes an inner arm hinged at one end to a support structure, so as to pivot in a vertical plane, and an outer arm hinged on the outer end of the inner arm. The hinged arm arrangement further includes a rotary seal having an axis extending in a longitudinal direction of the hinged arm. The rotary seal is disposed at the hinge linking the inner arm to the support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventor: Stephane Paquet
  • Patent number: 8881538
    Abstract: A system for transfer of a liquid, such as liquefied natural gas, from a ship such as a liquefied natural gas carrier and a floating or fixed production and/or storage unit. The system has articulated arms and has n degrees of freedom, generally six, provided by rotating joints. At least one of the rotating joints is located on the ship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Societe Europeenne d'Ingenierie Mecanique—EURODIM
    Inventors: Bernard Dupont, Stephane Paquet
  • Patent number: 8768121
    Abstract: A filter and a method of filtering a high frequency electrical signal using photonic components is disclosed. The filter has a serially fiber-coupled laser source, a modulator, a filter, and a photodetector. The electrical signal is applied to the modulator. The modulated light propagates through the filter which is constructed to pass not only a modulated sideband, but also at least a fraction of light at the carrier frequency of the laser. The photodetector detects a signal at the beat frequency between the carrier and sideband signals, after both signals have propagated through the filter. As a result, a separate optical branch for light at the carrier frequency is not required, which considerably simplifies the filter construction and makes it more stable and reliable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, as Represented by the Minister of Industry, Through the Communications Research Centre Canada
    Inventors: Howard Rideout, Joe Seregelyi, Ping Lu, Stéphane Paquet, Jianping Yao, Stephen J. Mihailov, John Oldham, Mario Caron
  • Publication number: 20120132307
    Abstract: An arrangement for transferring a fluid, such as liquefied natural gas, to a ship. The arrangement includes a manifold and a device for offsetting a manifold connector beyond an edge of the ship. The device includes a fixed tubular portion connected to the manifold and a mobile tubular portion, mobile between a transfer position, in which the device is connected to a fluid transfer duct, and a rest position, inside the ship. The mobile tubular portion is pivotably mounted between the rest and transfer positions and is connected to the fixed tubular portion in the transfer position, and separated from the fixed tubular portion in the rest position. The manifold connector of the fixed tubular portion is located so that axes of opening apertures of the fixed and mobile tubular portions coincide in the transfer position of the mobile tubular portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: SOCIETE EUROPEENE D'INGENIERIR MECANIIQUE-EURODIM
    Inventor: Stephane Paquet
  • Publication number: 20100230621
    Abstract: A filter and a method of filtering a high frequency electrical signal using photonic components is disclosed. The filter has a serially fiber-coupled laser source, a modulator, a filter, and a photodetector. The electrical signal is applied to the modulator. The modulated light propagates through the filter which is constructed to pass not only a modulated sideband, but also at least a fraction of light at the carrier frequency of the laser. The photodetector detects a signal at the beat frequency between the carrier and sideband signals, after both signals have propagated through the filter. As a result, a separate optical branch for light at the carrier frequency is not required, which considerably simplifies the filter construction and makes it more stable and reliable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventors: Howard RIDEOUT, Joe SEREGELYI, Ping LU, Stéphane PAQUET, Jianping YAO, Stephen J. MIHAILOV, John OLDHAM, Mario CARON
  • Publication number: 20090205343
    Abstract: A system for transfer of a liquid, such as liquefied natural gas, from a ship such as a liquefied natural gas carrier and a floating or fixed production and/or storage unit. The system has articulated arms and has n degrees of freedom, generally six, provided by rotating joint joints. At least one of the rotating joints is located on the ship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Applicant: SOCIETE EUROPEENNE D'INGENIERIE MECANIQUE-EURODIM
    Inventors: Bernard Dupont, Stéphane Paquet
  • Patent number: 7299835
    Abstract: An apparatus for transferring a fluid product between a fluid transport vessel and a storage vessel includes a tubular arrangement for conveying the fluid between the two vessels. The tubular arrangement includes a flexible transfer pipe hanging freely between ends in its transferring position and connected to a manifold of the transport vessel. Each of the ends of the transfer pipe has a pivoted connection with a vertical pin to avoid torsional stresses in the transfer pipe. The invention is useful to transferring liquefied natural gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Inventors: Bernard Dupont, Stéphane Paquet
  • Patent number: 7147021
    Abstract: A device for transferring a product between a ship and a fixed installation. The device is supported at one end by a support structure and the other end is capable of being connected to the ship's manifold. The support structure includes a boom carrying a transfer pipe, rotatable about a vertical axis above the ship, and a deformable transfer device, one end of which is connected to the pipe, and the other end is mobile between a stowed position proximate the boom and a position for connection to the ship's manifold. The invention is useful for transferring liquefied natural gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Societe Europeenne d'Ingenierie Mecanique-Eurodim
    Inventors: Bernard Dupont, Stéphane Paquet
  • Patent number: 6886611
    Abstract: A system for transferring a fluid product between a carrier, such as a vessel, and an installation, in particular a fixed installation, for processing and storing the product. The system includes a tubular structure for conveying the product between the vessel and the installation, a device for connection to a manifold of the vessel and a flexible transfer pipe connected to the installation. The connection device and the pipe are connectable to each other at free ends for transferring the fluid product between the vessel and the installation. At least the free end of the flexible transfer pipe includes a product handler for displacing the free end between a position for connection to the connection device and a disengaged position for storage. The invention enables the transfer of cryogenic liquefied natural gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Assignee: Societe Europeenne d'Ingenierie Mecanioue-Eurodim
    Inventors: Bernard Dupont, Stéphane Paquet
  • Patent number: 6877527
    Abstract: An arrangement for connecting and disconnecting two pipe sections in a fluid transfer system. Each section includes a butterfly valve with a disk pivotally mounted inside, rotating about a swivel axis between a closed position closing the cross-section of the fluid flow and an open position opening the cross-section of the fluid flow. The swivel axes extend perpendicular to the pipe axis and parallel to each other. The swivel axes of the disks are eccentric relative to the axes of the sections to reduce the space between the disks in their closed position, when the sections are connected. The invention is useful for transferring liquefied natural gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignees: Societe Europeenne d'Ingenierie Mecanique-Eurodim, KSB S.A.
    Inventors: Bernard Dupont, Stéphane Paquet, René Lauhle, Jean-Claude Garrigues
  • Publication number: 20050051237
    Abstract: An apparatus for transferring a fluid product between a fluid transport vessel and a storage vessel includes a tubular arrangement for conveying the fluid between the two vessels. The tubular arrangement includes a flexible transfer pipe hanging freely between ends in its transferring position and connected to a manifold of the transport vessel. Each of the ends of the transfer pipe has a pivoted connection with a vertical pin to avoid torsional stresses in the transfer pipe. The invention is useful to transferring liquefied natural gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2002
    Publication date: March 10, 2005
    Inventors: Bernard Dupont, Stephane Paquet
  • Publication number: 20040244846
    Abstract: An arrangement for connecting and disconnecting two pipe sections in a fluid transfer system. Each section includes a butterfly valve with a disk pivotally mounted inside, rotating about a swivel axis between a closed position closing the cross-section of the fluid flow and an open position opening the cross-section of the fluid flow. The swivel axes extend perpendicular to the pipe axis and parallel to each other. The swivel axes of the disks are eccentric relative to the axes of the sections to reduce the space between the disks in their closed position, when the sections are connected. The invention is useful for transferring liquefied natural gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2004
    Publication date: December 9, 2004
    Inventors: Bernard Dupont, Stephane Paquet, Rene Lauhle, Jean-Claude Garrigues
  • Publication number: 20040154697
    Abstract: The invention concerns a system comprising a device (11) for transferring the product between the ship and the installation, which is supported at one end by a support structure and whereof the other end is capable of being connected to the ship's manifold device (8). The system is characterised in that the support structure comprises a berth (5) the ship, a boom (8) carrying a transfer pipe (10), and mounted on the berth (5), rotatable about a vertical axis above the ship, and a deformable transfer device (11) one end of which is connected to the pipe (10), while the other end is mobile between a stowed position advantageously proximate to the boom (8) and a position for connection to the ship's manifold device (15). The invention is useful for transferring liquefied natural gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2004
    Publication date: August 12, 2004
    Inventors: Bernard Dupont, Stephane Paquet
  • Publication number: 20040011424
    Abstract: A system for transferring a fluid product between a carrier, such as a vessel, and an installation, in particular a fixed installation, for processing and storing the product. The system includes a tubular structure for conveying the product between the vessel and the installation, a device for connection to a manifold of the vessel and a flexible transfer pipe connected to the installation. The connection device and the pipe are connectable to each other at free ends for transferring the fluid product between the vessel and the installation. At least the free end of the flexible transfer pipe includes a product handler for displacing the free end between a position for connection to the connection device and a disengaged position for storage. The invention enables the transfer of cryogenic liquefied natural gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2003
    Publication date: January 22, 2004
    Inventors: Bernard Dupont, Stephane Paquet
  • Publication number: 20030031412
    Abstract: An arrayed waveguide device comprises a plurality of input/output 2-dimensional optical waveguides optically that are coupled, by a radiative star coupler 1-dimensional waveguide region, with an arrayed waveguide grating constituted by a set of retro-reflector terminated 2-dimensional optical waveguides in side-by-side array so as to define a set of reflex optical paths extending from that star coupler region, each path being of incrementally greater optical path length from a shortest value at one side of the array to a longest value at the other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2002
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Inventors: Frank Payne, Stephane Paquet, Terry Bricheno