Patents by Inventor Thomas Simonelli

Thomas Simonelli 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: 10688741
    Abstract: In an electric vulcanization system, a temperature of a heating medium in a fluid-tight enclosure is detected and adjusted during a current curing cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
    Inventors: Thibault Boncompagne, Thomas Simonelli, Franck Guerin
  • Patent number: 10688742
    Abstract: In an electric vulcanization process, open loop and closed loop control modes can be used for controlling a heater output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
    Inventors: Thibault Boncompagne, Thomas Simonelli, Franck Guerin, Jean-Charles Ferrand
  • Publication number: 20200009814
    Abstract: The curing bladder for a tire comprises a body made of a flexible material suited to being inserted in the drawn-in position inside a pneumatic tire in a curing mould and which is capable of being expanded so as to flatten the tire against the internal surface of the mould. The body is produced based on a film made of a thermoplastic polymer and has a cylindrical tube shape when the bladder is in the drawn-in position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Frédéric Pialot, Damien Fombelle, Thomas Simonelli
  • Publication number: 20190382145
    Abstract: A system for enhanced conveying of flexible packages includes a packaging system (12, 212), an inflation system (280), and a conveying system (250). The packaging system is configured to place an object in a flexible package. The inflation system is configured to insert a gas into the flexible package. The packaging system is further configured to seal an edge of the flexible package in an inflated state with the object and the inserted gas inside the flexible package. The conveying system is configured to convey the flexible package while the flexible package is substantially in the inflated state. The flexible package is configured to permit gas to escape the flexible package at a controlled flow rate such that the flexible package remains substantially in the inflated state while being conveyed by the conveying system and the flexible package transitions to being substantially in a deflated state after being conveyed by the conveying system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Orsini, Mark Garceau, David Cenedella, Robert Simonelli, Michael Kalinowski, Kyle Brown, John Gilbert
  • Patent number: 10482874
    Abstract: Systems and processes for operating a digital assistant using a hierarchical belief state are disclosed. In an example process, a user utterance of a dialog is received. A belief state for the dialog is determined. The belief state comprises a plurality of dialog slots. Each dialog slot of the plurality of dialog slots includes a respective marginal certainty for a concept or property represented by the respective dialog slot. A first dialog slot of the plurality of dialog slots further includes one or more joint certainties for one or more interpretations arising from the first dialog slot. Based on the marginal certainty of each dialog slot of the plurality of dialog slots and the one or more joint certainties of the first dialog slot, a policy action is selected from a plurality of candidate policy actions that correspond to the belief state. The selected policy action is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Blaise Thomson, Anders Johannsen, Diarmuid Ó Séaghdha, Federico Flego, Luca Simonelli, Stephen J. Young, Thomas David Voice, Thorvaldur Pall Helgason
  • Patent number: 10239270
    Abstract: A mold for a tire is disclosed herein. The mold includes first and second shells mold-able to lateral sidewalls of the tire, and a plurality of sectors that are distributed in the circumferential direction and are mold-able to the tread of said tire. The sectors are radially movable between an open position and a closed position of the mold. The mold also comprises at least one spacing interposed between each sector and each shell in order to keep said sector and the shells spaced apart in the radial direction in the closed position of the mold, such that the shells and the sectors are in contact in the radial direction only by way of the spacing. The spacing is also able to limit the heat transfer between the shells and the sectors in said closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignees: Compagnie Generale Des Etablissements Michelin, Michelin Recherche Et Technique, S.A.
    Inventors: Mickael Massoptier-David, Thomas Simonelli, Gilles Walrand
  • Publication number: 20190030846
    Abstract: In an electric vulcanization system, a temperature of a heating medium in a fluid-tight enclosure is detected and adjusted during a current curing cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: THIBAULT BONCOMPAGNE, THOMAS SIMONELLI, FRANCK GUERIN
  • Publication number: 20190030847
    Abstract: In an electric vulcanization process, open loop and closed loop control modes can be used for controlling a heater output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: THIBAULT BONCOMPAGNE, THOMAS SIMONELLI, FRANCK GUERIN, JEAN-CHARLES FERRAND
  • Patent number: 10124550
    Abstract: A tire vulcanizing device includes a vulcanization mold and a central part. The vulcanizing mold includes molding parts that defining a curing chamber therebetween. Inside the curing chamber is arranged a heating and ventilation apparatus structured for use with a heat-transfer fluid. The central part is structured to collaborate with the vulcanization mold by providing support to a heat-transfer fluid inlet and establishing communication between the heat-transfer fluid inlet and the curing chamber. The central part includes heating elements that are configured to be brought into operation before the heating and ventilation apparatus is brought into operation to cure a tire using the heat-transfer fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventors: Michaël Massoptier-David, Franck Guerin, Thomas Simonelli
  • Publication number: 20170355157
    Abstract: A tire vulcanizing device includes a vulcanization mould and a central part. The vulcanizing mould includes moulding parts that defining a curing chamber therebetween. Inside the curing chamber is arranged a heating and ventilation apparatus structured for use with a heat-transfer fluid. The central part is structured to collaborate with the vulcanization mould by providing support to a heat-transfer fluid inlet and establishing communication between the heat-transfer fluid inlet and the curing chamber. The central part includes heating elements that are configured to be brought into operation before the heating and ventilation apparatus is brought into operation to cure a tire using the heat-transfer fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicants: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN, Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventors: MICHAËL MASSOPTIER-DAVID, FRANCK GUERIN, THOMAS SIMONELLI
  • Patent number: 9796149
    Abstract: A mold for a tire comprises first and second shells that are intended to mold lateral sidewalk of the tire, a plurality of sectors that are distributed in the circumferential direction and are intended to mold a tread of said tire, a first and a second support plate that each comprise a bearing face with which the associated shell is mounted axially in contact, and a plurality of first and second heating means for heating at least the first and the second shell, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignees: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ESTABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN, MICHELIN RECHERCHE ET TECHNIQUE S.A.
    Inventors: Michaèl Massoptier-David, Thomas Simonelli, Gilles Walrand
  • Publication number: 20160375644
    Abstract: A mold for a tire comprises first and second shells that are intended to mold lateral sidewalk of the tire, a plurality of sectors that are distributed in the circumferential direction and are intended to mold a tread of said tire, a first and a second support plate that each comprise a bearing face with which the associated shell is mounted axially in contact, and a plurality of first and second heating means for heating at least the first and the second shell, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Applicants: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN, MICHELIN RECHERCHE ET TECHNIQUE S.A.
    Inventors: Mickael MASSOPTIER-DAVID, Thomas SIMONELLI, Gilles WALRAND
  • Publication number: 20160318268
    Abstract: A mold for a tire is disclosed herein. The mold includes first and second shells mold-able to lateral sidewalls of the tire, and a plurality of sectors that are distributed in the circumferential direction and are mold-able to the tread of said tire. The sectors are radially movable between an open position and a closed position of the mold. The mold also comprises at least one spacing interposed between each sector and each shell in order to keep said sector and the shells spaced apart in the radial direction in the closed position of the mold, such that the shells and the sectors are in contact in the radial direction only by way of the spacing. The spacing is also able to limit the heat transfer between the shells and the sectors in said closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Applicants: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN, MICHELIN RECHERCHE ET TECHNIQUE, S.A.
    Inventors: Mickael Massoptier-David, Thomas Simonelli, Gilles Walrand