Patents by Inventor Stephane Eloy

Stephane Eloy 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: 20190213807
    Abstract: A method for diagnosing the absence of an under-engine protection of a motor vehicle, includes: estimating a temperature of air external to the vehicle, estimating an under-hood temperature, determining whether the external-air temperature value is below the under-hood temperature value, in the affirmative, calculating an absolute value of a difference between the external-air temperature measurement and the under-hood temperature measurement, determining a diagnostic criterion by calculating a difference between the absolute value and a predetermined absolute value, obtained in the presence of the under-engine protection, comparing the diagnostic criterion against a predetermined diagnostic threshold, and emitting a diagnostic signal dependent on the result of the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Lionel Cailler, Stéphane Eloy
  • Patent number: 10261720
    Abstract: A method for optimizing the use of the non-volatile memory of a motor vehicle computer, used for monitoring a functional member of the vehicle by the computer which is programmed to carry out in the course of a given cycle, during the wake-up thereof, a start-up monitoring stage, and before being put into sleep mode, a shut-down monitoring stage, the computer including a standard counter suitable to be stored in a standard unit and an on-the-fly counter suitable to be stored in an on-the-fly unit, the method including the steps of: incrementing the on-the-fly counter in order to identify a potential malfunction of the monitored functional member; comparing the on-the-fly counter with the standard counter in the course of a next monitoring stage of the computer; and generating information representing a malfunction in the case of detecting a deviation between the counters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FRANCE, CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventor: Stephane Eloy
  • Patent number: 10249107
    Abstract: A method of managing faults for a vehicle engine control system, includes a plurality of monitoring or observation strategies monitoring a plurality of components and using diagnostics to detect the presence of faults in the plurality of components. For each monitoring or observation strategy, referred to as a diagnosis, if it diagnoses the presence of a fault in a component, the fault detected in the diagnosed component is stored and all the monitoring or observation strategies continue to detect the presence of faults in all of the components that they respectively monitor, but the presence of the fault in the diagnosed component is ignored so as to enable the detection of the presence of other faults, if any, in components other than the diagnosed component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignees: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FRANCE, CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventors: Stephane Eloy, Lionel Cailler
  • Publication number: 20170011567
    Abstract: A method of managing faults for a vehicle engine control system, includes a plurality of monitoring or observation strategies monitoring a plurality of components and using diagnostics to detect the presence of faults in the plurality of components. For each monitoring or observation strategy, referred to as a diagnosis, if it diagnoses the presence of a fault in a component, the fault detected in the diagnosed component is stored and all the monitoring or observation strategies continue to detect the presence of faults in all of the components that they respectively monitor, but the presence of the fault in the diagnosed component is ignored so as to enable the detection of the presence of other faults, if any, in components other than the diagnosed component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Stephane ELOY, Lionel CAILLER
  • Patent number: 9384078
    Abstract: A method for diagnosing a mechanism of untimely cut-offs of the power supply to a motor vehicle computer (1) which is programmed to execute a startup routine when woken up and a shutdown routine before being put into sleep mode, includes, at the time of each shutdown routine, generating and storing in storage elements a marker representing a completed execution of the shutdown routine, and at the time of each startup routine, checking for the presence of a marker, and if the marker is present, reinitializing the storage elements of the marker, and if the marker is absent, generating a data element representing a power supply fault.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignees: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FRANCE, CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventor: Stephane Eloy
  • Publication number: 20160117132
    Abstract: A method for optimizing the use of the non-volatile memory of a motor vehicle computer, used for monitoring a functional member of the vehicle by the computer which is programmed to carry out in the course of a given cycle, during the wake-up thereof, a start-up monitoring stage, and before being put into sleep mode, a shut-down monitoring stage, the computer including a standard counter suitable to be stored in a standard unit and an on-the-fly counter suitable to be stored in an on-the-fly unit, the method including the steps of: incrementing the on-the-fly counter in order to identify a potential malfunction of the monitored functional member; comparing the on-the-fly counter with the standard counter in the course of a next monitoring stage of the computer; and generating information representing a malfunction in the case of detecting a deviation between the counters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventor: Stéphane ELOY
  • Publication number: 20140025996
    Abstract: A method for diagnosing a mechanism of untimely cut-offs of the power supply to a motor vehicle computer (1) which is programmed to execute a startup routine when woken up and a shutdown routine before being put into sleep mode, includes, at the time of each shutdown routine, generating and storing in storage elements a marker representing a completed execution of the shutdown routine, and at the time of each startup routine, checking for the presence of a marker, and if the marker is present, reinitializing the storage elements of the marker, and if the marker is absent, generating a data element representing a power supply fault.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicants: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GmbH, CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FRANCE
    Inventor: Stephane ELOY
  • Publication number: 20110018683
    Abstract: The identity of a user to be associated with a terminal adapted for communication in a communication network is managed. The network provides a service based on the identity of the user. A contactless transaction is established at the terminal with an identification entity. During the transaction, a piece of information on the identity of the user stored in the identification entity is received. Finally, the identity of the user obtained from said information is stored. The identity of the user is erased at the terminal when the terminal is subjected to a specific action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: Eads Secure Networks
    Inventors: Frédéric Rousseau, Stéphane Eloy
  • Publication number: 20020097689
    Abstract: To reduce interference between physically close base and mobile stations belonging to uncoordinated systems of different operators, in a cellular time division telecommunications system, e.g. the TDD mode of UMTS, a method of operation comprises providing a sequence of time frames, each time frame including a plurality of time slots, each time slot having an allocated uplink or downlink channel, wherein the positions of said time slots of said channels are changed in consecutive time frames of said sequence according to a deterministic sequence, e.g. a cyclic rotation. In an initial set up operation, the base station may instruct a mobile station to transmit or receive in certain time slots, and that these time slots should be changed in succeeding frames according to a predefined algorithm transmitted to the mobile station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2002
    Publication date: July 25, 2002
    Inventors: Stephane Eloy, Hamid Reza Falaki, Hamid Reza Karimi, Yvon Le Goff
  • Publication number: 20020085533
    Abstract: In a UTRAN operating time division duplexing, one time slot 22(11) in each frame is maintained in a no-transmit condition, all preceding time slots 22(1) to 22(10) being uplink time slots and all succeeding time slots 22(12) to 22(15) being down link time slots (or vice versa). Cell size is markedly increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2001
    Publication date: July 4, 2002
    Inventors: Stephane Eloy, Hamid Reza Falaki, Hamid Reza Karimi, Yvon Le Goff, Gordon Peter Young