Patents by Inventor Thomas Roussel

Thomas Roussel 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: 20180371356
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for preventing and/or reducing abnormal combustion of fuel in a motor vehicle engine that includes the use of a lubricating composition including at least one base oil and at least one fatty amine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: TOTAL MARKETING SERVICES
    Inventor: Thomas ROUSSEL
  • Publication number: 20180236241
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods for neurostimulation therapy for spinal cord injury. More particularly, the present invention relates to methods for neurostimulation therapy for spinal cord injury. More particularly, the present invention relates to methods for providing multiple independent, simultaneous waveforms in neurostimulation therapy while minimizing or substantially eliminating undesirable interactions between the waveforms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Susan J. Harkema, Yangshen Chen, Robert S. Keynton, Douglas J. Jackson, John Naber, Thomas Roussel, Manikandan Ravi
  • Publication number: 20170183430
    Abstract: A process for the manufacture of copolymers of ethylene and of at least one vinyl ester, including the following steps: a) fermentation of renewable starting materials so as to produce at least one alcohol comprising ethanol; b) dehydration of the alcohol obtained so as to produce at least one alkene comprising ethylene and, optionally, purification of the alkene so as to obtain ethylene, c) copolymerization of the ethylene with at least one vinyl ester, d) isolation of the copolymer obtained. Also, the copolymers of ethylene and of at least one vinyl ester in which the ethylene is at least partly obtained from renewable starting materials, and to uses thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventors: Samuel DEVISME, Fabrice R. CHOPINEZ, Christian LAURICHESSE, Thomas ROUSSEL, Jean-Luc DUBOIS
  • Patent number: 9045577
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for production of grafted polyethylene comprising the following steps: a) fermentation of primary renewable material with optional purification to give at least one alcohol chosen from ethanol or a mixture of alcohols comprising ethanol; b) dehydration of the alcohol obtained to give in a first reactor at least one alkene selected from ethylene and mixtures of alkenes containing ethylene and optional purification of the alkene to give ethylene; c) polymerization, in a second reactor, of the ethylene to give polyethylene; d) isolation of the polyethylene obtained in step c); e) grafting the polyethylene with at least one grafting monomer selected from the unsaturated carboxylic acids or theifunctional derivatives thereof, the unsaturated dicarboxylic acids having 4-10 carbon atoms and the functional derivatives thereof being C1-C8 alkyl esters or glycidyl ester derivatives of the unsaturated carboxylic acids and the metal salts of the unsaturated carboxylic acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventors: Samuel Devisme, Fabrice Chopinez, Jean-Laurent Pradel, Guillaume Le, Thomas Roussel
  • Publication number: 20140255713
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a propylene polymer, including: a) fermenting and optionally purifying first renewable materials to produce an alcohol or an alcohol mixture, the alcohol or alcohol mixture including at least isopropanol and/or at least a mixture of ethanol and 1-butanol; b) dehydrating the resulting alcohol or the alcohol mixture to produce an alkene or alkene mixture in a first series of reactors, the alkene or alkene mixture containing at least propylene; c) polymerizing the propylene in a second reactor, optionally in the presence of a comonomer, so as to produce a propylene polymer; d) isolating the propylene polymer obtained in step c); and e) grafting the propylene polymer obtained from step d). A grafted propylene polymer capable of being obtained by the method, to the compositions containing the polymer, as well as to the uses of the polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventors: Samuel DEVISME, Fabrice CHOPINEZ, Jean-Laurent PRADEL, Guillaume LE, Thomas ROUSSEL, Jean-Luc DUBOIS
  • Patent number: 8771613
    Abstract: A large volume preconcentrator device for concentrating analytes. A housing accepts an analyte vapor flow, and a plurality of collection surfaces are disposed within the housing. A selectively actuatable heater is disposed on each of the plurality of collection surfaces. At least one selectively actuatable damper is disposed within the housing for selectively restricting a collection flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: University of Louisville Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Martin, Robert Keynton, Thomas Roussel, Kevin M. Walsh, Douglas J. Jackson, John Naber, Julia W. Abersold, Richard B. Hageman, III, Suraj Alexander, Scott Cambron
  • Publication number: 20140005323
    Abstract: A process for the manufacture of copolymers of ethylene and of at least one vinyl ester, comprising the following steps: a) fermentation of renewable starting materials so as to produce at least one alcohol comprising ethanol; b) dehydration of the alcohol obtained so as to produce at least one alkene comprising ethylene and, optionally, purification of the alkene so as to obtain ethylene, c) copolymerization of the ethylene with at least one vinyl ester, d) isolation of the copolymer obtained. Also, copolymers of ethylene and of at least one vinyl ester in which the ethylene is at least partly obtained from renewable starting materials, and to uses thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventors: Samuel DEVISME, Fabrice R. Chopinez, Christian Laurichesse, Thomas Roussel, Jean-Luc Dubois
  • Patent number: 8338549
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polymer obtained by polymerizing olefins having 6 to 9 carbon atoms and partially derived from renewable resources. In particular, the polymer according to the invention can be derived from vegetable oil or animal fat. The invention also relates to the method for producing the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventors: Guillaume Le, Jean-Laurent Pradel, Samuel Devisme, Thomas Roussel, Jean-Luc Dubois
  • Patent number: 8178045
    Abstract: An interchangeable preconcentrator assembly comprises an outer housing and an inner housing defining a chamber. A biased urging member is held at least partially within the outer housing and slidably biased toward a surface of the inner housing. When the biased urging member is at least partially retracted, a space is defined between the urging member and the surface of the inner housing for accommodating at least one preconcentrator chip. A continuous fluid flow path is defined through the outer housing and through the space. The interchangeable preconcentrator assembly may further comprise at least one modular preconcentrator carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: University of Louisville Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Cambron, Thomas Roussel, Robert Keynton, Michael Martin, Kevin Walsh, Doug Jackson, John Naber
  • Publication number: 20120021156
    Abstract: The present application relates to a process for the manufacture of copolymers of ethylene and of at least one vinyl ester, comprising the following steps: a) fermentation of renewable starting materials so as to produce at least one alcohol comprising ethanol; b) dehydration of the alcohol obtained so as to produce at least one alkene comprising ethylene and, optionally, purification of the alkene so as to obtain ethylene, c) copolymerization of the ethylene with at least one vinyl ester, d) isolation of the copolymer obtained. The application also relates to the copolymers of ethylene and of at least one vinyl ester in which the ethylene is at least partly obtained from renewable starting materials, and to uses thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventors: Samuel Devisme, Fabrice R. Chopinez, Christian Laurichesse, Thomas Roussel, Jean-Luc Dubois
  • Publication number: 20110305900
    Abstract: The present application relates to a method for manufacturing a propylene polymer, including: a) fermenting and optionally purifying first renewable materials to produce an alcohol or an alcohol mixture, the alcohol or alcohol mixture including at least isopropanol and/or at least a mixture of ethanol and 1-butanol; b) dehydrating the resulting alcohol or the alcohol mixture to produce an alkene or alkene mixture in a first series of reactors, the alkene or alkene mixture containing at least propylene; c) polymerizing the propylene in a second reactor, optionally in the presence of a comonomer, so as to produce a propylene polymer; d) isolating the propylene polymer obtained in step c); and e) grafting the propylene polymer obtained from step d). The invention also relates to the grafted propylene polymer capable of being obtained by the method, to the compositions containing the polymer, as well as to the uses of the polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventors: Samuel Devisme, Fabrice R. Chop, Jean-Laurent Pradel, Guillaume Le, Thomas Roussel, Jean-Luc Dubois
  • Publication number: 20110287204
    Abstract: The present application relates to a process for the manufacture of copolymers of ethylene and of at least one vinyl ester, comprising the following steps: a) fermentation of renewable starting materials so as to produce at least one alcohol comprising ethanol; b) dehydration of the alcohol obtained so as to produce at least one alkene comprising ethylene and, optionally, purification of the alkene so as to obtain ethylene, c) copolymerization of the ethylene with at least one vinyl ester, d) isolation of the copolymer obtained. The application also relates to the copolymers of ethylene and of at least one vinyl ester in which the ethylene is at least partly obtained from renewable starting materials, and to uses thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventors: Samuel Devisme, Fabrice R. Chopinez, Christian Laurichesse, Thomas Roussel, Jean-Luc Dubois
  • Publication number: 20110214482
    Abstract: A large volume preconcentrator device for concentrating analytes. A housing accepts an analyte vapor flow, and a plurality of collection surfaces are disposed within the housing. A selectively actuatable heater is disposed on each of the plurality of collection surfaces. At least one selectively actuable damper is disposed within the housing for selectively restricting a collection flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Martin, Robert Keynton, Thomas Roussel, Kevin M. Walsh, Douglas J. Jackson, John Naber, Julia W. Abersold, Richard B. Hagemann, III, Suraj Alexander, Scott Cambron
  • Publication number: 20110196114
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polymer obtained by polymerizing olefins having 6 to 9 carbon atoms and partially derived from renewable resources. In particular, the polymer according to the invention can be derived from vegetable oil or animal fat. The invention also relates to the method for producing the polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventors: Guillaume Le, Jean-Laurent Pradel, Samuel Devisme, Thomas Roussel, Jean-Luc Dubois
  • Publication number: 20110152454
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for production of grafted polyethylene comprising the following steps: a) fermentation of primary renewable material with optional purification to give at least one alcohol chosen from ethanol or a mixture of alcohols comprising ethanol; b) dehydration of the alcohol obtained to give in a first reactor at least one alkene selected from ethylene and mixtures of alkenes containing ethylene and optional purification of the alkene to give ethylene; c) polymerization, in a second reactor, of the ethylene to give polyethylene; d) isolation of the polyethylene obtained in step c); e) grafting the polyethylene with at least one grafting monomer selected from the unsaturated carboxylic acids or theifunctional derivatives thereof, the unsaturated dicarboxylic acids having 4-10 carbon atoms and the functional derivatives thereof being C1-C8 alkyl esters or glycidyl ester derivatives of the unsaturated carboxylic acids and the metal salts of the unsaturated carboxylic acids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: Arkema France
    Inventors: Samuel Devisme, Fabrice Chopinez, Jean-Laurent Pradel, Guillaume Le, Thomas Roussel
  • Publication number: 20110039089
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polymer-based cellular structure comprising carbon nanotubes. To a method for its production and uses thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2006
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Nour-Eddine El Bounia, Thomas Roussel
  • Publication number: 20100261832
    Abstract: “Process for the preparation of a film or coating on a solid substrate, comprising at least one step of applying to the substrate an aqueous dispersion of polymer particles, composed of a mixture, on the one hand, of one or more block copolymers and, on the other hand, of one or more random copolymers and/or homopolymers; or of a coating composition containing said aqueous dispersion. Said coating composition is, in particular, a paint, a composition for the coating of textiles, of leather or of non-woven fabrics; a composition for the coating of paper; an adhesive composition. Film or coating capable of being obtained by this process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventors: Stephanie Magnet, Thomas Roussel
  • Publication number: 20100016704
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer-readable medium are provided which monitor a condition of an eye. The system includes a communication interface and a processor operably coupled to the communication interface. The communication interface is configured to receive an intraocular pressure measurement datum and a time datum associated with the time the intraocular pressure measurement was measured using an eye measurement system. The processor is configured to receive the intraocular pressure measurement datum and the time datum, to receive a dispensed amount datum associated with an amount of a drug administered to an eye of a user and a second time datum associated with the time the drug was administered, and to store the received intraocular pressure measurement datum, the received time datum, the received dispensed amount datum, and the received second time datum to monitor a condition of the eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Inventors: John F. Naber, Douglas J. Jackson, Henry J. Kaplan, Julia Aebersold, Kevin Walsh, Robert S. Keynton, Thomas Roussel, Paul van der Pol
  • Publication number: 20090249958
    Abstract: An interchangeable preconcentrator assembly comprises an outer housing and an inner housing defining a chamber. A biased urging member is held at least partially within the outer housing and slidably biased toward a surface of the inner housing. When the biased urging member is at least partially retracted, a space is defined between the urging member and the surface of the inner housing for accommodating at least one preconcentrator chip. A continuous fluid flow path is defined through the outer housing and through the space. The interchangeable preconcentrator assembly may further comprise at least one modular preconcentrator carriage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Inventors: Scott Cambron, Thomas Roussel, Robert Keynton, Michael Martin, Kevin Walsh, Doug Jackson, John Naber