Patents by Inventor Sylvain Fontaine

Sylvain Fontaine 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: 9615563
    Abstract: A double ended fishing worm canister in a double ended canister for storing and using worms as bait for fishing. The canister has a cylindrical body having a top end and a bottom end, a first lid removably attached to the top end, and a second lid removably attached to the bottom end. The first lid includes a container therein having a pivoting cover attached thereto, the pivoting cover includes at least one side wall adapted to cut worms into separate pieces, such that the canister is adapted to store worms and dirt therein, be opened and closed from either end, and cut worms into separate pieces for use as bait for fishing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventor: Sylvain Fontaine
  • Publication number: 20140345187
    Abstract: A double ended fishing worm canister in a double ended canister for storing and using worms as bait for fishing. The canister has a cylindrical body having a top end and a bottom end, a first lid removably attached to the top end, and a second lid removably attached to the bottom end. The first lid includes a container therein having a pivoting cover attached thereto, the pivoting cover includes at least one side wall adapted to cut worms into separate pieces, such that the canister is adapted to store worms and dirt therein, be opened and closed from either end, and cut worms into separate pieces for use as bait for fishing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Sylvain Fontaine
  • Patent number: 8244424
    Abstract: The invention relates to a database and a method of generating a database containing topographical information on obstacles distributed over a geographic area subdivided into cells. The method includes reading topographical data obtained from heterogeneous sources. Topographical data are generated which relate to pointlike obstacles from the information collected from the topographical data. Topographical data are generated which relate to linear obstacles from the information collected from the topographical data. The obstacle database is created. Each cell contains a link to the obstacles whose coordinates in the geographic area covered by the cell are recorded with an uncertainty value. In particular, the invention applies to the generation of a database on board an aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Michel Subelet, Sylvain Fontaine
  • Patent number: 8229662
    Abstract: The invention notably relates to a method of detecting obstacles on the ground receiving an obstacle clearance sensor and a zone for extracting map data. The method comprises the following steps: extraction from an obstacle database of a list of pointlike obstacles; extraction from an obstacle database of a list of linear obstacles; determination, according to the obstacle clearance sensor, of the risks associated with the extracted pointlike obstacles and generation of a warning; determination, according to the obstacle clearance sensor, of the risks associated with the extracted linear obstacles, and generation of a warning. In particular, the invention applies to the calculation of the warnings relating to the risks of collision with pointlike or linear obstacles taking into account the path of the aircraft and the altitude of the obstacles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Michel Subelet, Sylvain Fontaine, Carine Moncourt, Bernard Fabre
  • Patent number: 7826971
    Abstract: A method for filtering anti-collision alarms for aircraft, the said aircraft comprising means for calculating its speed and extrapolated positions on its trajectory, the said extrapolated positions being calculated over a fixed maximum time period, called extrapolation time, and a topographical database of the terrain, the said database comprising, within a given perimeter, data on the density of obstacles, comprises a calculation of a weighting coefficient for the extrapolation time of the calculated extrapolated trajectories of the aircraft as a function of the density of obstacles within a surface area included within the perimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Sylvain Fontaine, Nicolas Marty, Pierre Gamet
  • Publication number: 20090182764
    Abstract: The invention relates to a database and a method of generating a database containing topographical information on obstacles distributed over a geographic area subdivided into cells. The method includes reading topographical data obtained from heterogeneous sources. Topographical data are generated which relate to pointlike obstacles from the information collected from the topographical data. Topographical data are generated which relate to linear obstacles from the information collected from the topographical data. The obstacle database is created. Each cell contains a link to the obstacles whose coordinates in the geographic area covered by the cell are recorded with an uncertainty value. In particular, the invention applies to the generation of a database on board an aircraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2006
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Applicant: Thales
    Inventors: Michel Subelet, Sylvain Fontaine
  • Publication number: 20090125236
    Abstract: A method for filtering anti-collision alarms for aircraft, the said aircraft comprising means for calculating its speed and extrapolated positions on its trajectory, the said extrapolated positions being calculated over a fixed maximum time period, called extrapolation time, and a topographical database of the terrain, the said database comprising, within a given perimeter, data on the density of obstacles, comprises a calculation of a weighting coefficient for the extrapolation time of the calculated extrapolated trajectories of the aircraft as a function of the density of obstacles within a surface area included within the perimeter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Applicant: Thales
    Inventors: Sylvain FONTAINE, Pierre Gamet, Nicolas Marty
  • Publication number: 20080319671
    Abstract: The invention notably relates to a method of detecting obstacles on the ground receiving an obstacle clearance sensor and a zone for extracting map data. The method comprises the following steps: extraction from an obstacle database of a list of pointlike obstacles; extraction from an obstacle database of a list of linear obstacles; determination, according to the obstacle clearance sensor, of the risks associated with the extracted pointlike obstacles and generation of a warning; determination, according to the obstacle clearance sensor, of the risks associated with the extracted linear obstacles, and generation of a warning. In particular, the invention applies to the calculation of the warnings relating to the risks of collision with pointlike or linear obstacles taking into account the path of the aircraft and the altitude of the obstacles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2006
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Applicant: THALES
    Inventors: Michel Subelet, Sylvain Fontaine, Carine Moncourt, Bernard Fabre
  • Publication number: 20080195301
    Abstract: The device attracts the attention of an aircraft crew on approach or normal (alert) or abnormal (alarm) crossing, of a traffic zone of an airport infrastructure presenting risks of collision. Accordingly, it selects on the basis of the information provided by the flight instruments, a type of flight phase from among a limited and pre-established choice of predefined types of flight phase. Then considers one or more runway incursion scenarios that are predefined as a function of the selected type of flight phase whose likelihood it analyzes by comparing the position of the aircraft provided by an onboard locating device with a plan of the airport infrastructure derived from an airport database and determines, on the basis of the analyzed scenarios that appear to be likely, alerts and alarms to be emitted in the cockpit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2006
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Applicant: Thales
    Inventors: Bernard Fabre, Sylvain Fontaine, Nicolas Marty, Philippe Salmon