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Marius Cloutier, Jean Marc Bourgeois, Francois Lalonde: Alarm system and method for detecting proximity of an object to electrical power lines. Hydro Quebec, Oblon Fisher Spivak McClelland & Maier, June 23, 1987: US04675664 (67 worldwide citation)

An antenna receives, by capacitive effect, a current of which the intensity is a function of the distance separating the antenna from an electrical power line. The other factors that influence the current are fixed, constant or are considered negligible. A measuring and conditioning circuit converts ...


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Francois Lalonde, Jean Marc Bourgeois, Marius Cloutier: Apparatus for the dynamic and non-contact measurement of small distances. Hydro Quebec, Schwartz Jeffery Schwaab Mack Blumenthal & Evans, June 23, 1987: US04675670 (20 worldwide citation)

A method and an apparatus for the dynamic and non-contact measurement of the distance separating the surface of a first part that may be conductive or not, from the surface of at least one second conductive part closely spaced from the first conductive part. The method resides in positioning, on the ...


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Marius Cloutier, Sylvain Savard, Jean Marc Bourgeois, Fran cedilla ois Lalonde: Dynamic and non-contact measurement of displacement or of permittivity by use of a capacitive sensor. Hydro Quebec, Foley & Lardner, June 13, 2000: US06075464 (14 worldwide citation)

A method for dynamic and non-contact measurement of the displacement of a conductive substance with respect to a capacitive sensor formed by two parallel conductive plates, superimposed, electrically insulated from one another, and fed by a high frequency signal having a predetermined voltage, the c ...


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Jean Marc Bourgeois, Fran cedilla ois Lalonde: Apparatus and method for evaluation a condition of a magnetic circuit of an electric machine. Hydro Quebec, Foley & Lardner, November 23, 1999: US05990688 (14 worldwide citation)

The method consists in positioning a probe in front of a pair of teeth provided on the face of the magnetic circuit of an electric machine. The probe has spaced apart magnetic prong portions having respective end faces adapted to match the teeth of the pair with the end faces in registry with the te ...


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Marius Cloutier, Sylvain Savard, Jean Marc Bourgeois, Fran cedilla ois Lalonde: Dynamic and non-contact measurement of displacement or of permittivity by use of a capacitive sensor. Hydro Quebec, Foley & Lardner, November 23, 1999: US05990807 (8 worldwide citation)

A method for dynamic and non-contact measurement of the displacement of a conductive substance with respect to a capacitive sensor formed by two parallel conductive plates, superimposed, electrically insulated from one another, and fed by a high frequency signal having a predetermined voltage, the c ...


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Gilles Missout, François Lalonde, Jean Marc Bourgeois: Non-contact measuring method and apparatus for producing a signal representative of a distance between facing surfaces. Hydro Quebec, Foley & Lardner, April 22, 2003: US06552667 (7 worldwide citation)

A non-contact measuring method and apparatus for producing a signal representative of a distance between facing surfaces of first and second parts, which are closely spaced apart such as the rotor and stator of an electric rotating machine. The method resides in positioning a sensor on the surface o ...


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Daniel Fournier, Bruno Cantin, Jean Marc Bourgeois, François Léonard, Yvan Roy: Detection, localization and interpretation of partial discharge. Hydro Québec, Muirhead and Saturnelli, February 28, 2012: US08126664 (6 worldwide citation)

In order to detect, localize and interpret a partial discharge occurring in a partial discharge site along an electrical equipment, two measurement probes and a synchronization probe are installed along the electrical equipment. The measurement probes detect pulses travelling in the electrical equip ...


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Jean Marc Bourgeois, Gilles Missout, Francois Lalonde, Jacques Belanger: Current surge indicator. Hydro Quebec, Foley & Lardner, August 22, 1995: US05444380 (4 worldwide citation)

The current surge indicator (10) has a ferromagnetic member (12) held about a conductor (15) with the ends of the member (12) in proximity and facing each other such that the ends are attracted to one another with a given force as current passes through the conductor (15). When the force exceeds a g ...


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André Chavand, Marc Bourgeois, Norbert Fanjat: Device for distributing a working gas and installation for supplying a working gas that is equipped with such a device. L&apos Air Liquide Societe Anonyme pour l&apos Etude et l&apos Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L, August 14, 2001: US06273129 (2 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a device for distributing a working gas, comprising a series of pipes connected to at least one source of working gas and to at least one outlet pipe for conveying the working gas towards a consumer station, functional members (


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Donald Cox, Ken McGuire, Scott Stanley, Lee Arent, Andrew Rapach, Jun You, Marc Bourgeois, Joseph Lester, Kory Gunnerson: Flexible containers having flexible valves. The Procter & Gamble Company, Charles R Ware, Jeffrey V Bamber, July 4, 2017: US09694965 (1 worldwide citation)

Non-durable self-supporting flexible containers having product volumes and structural support volumes are provided with a valve mechanism to facilitate dispensing fluid product from the product support volume. One or more tension-inducing elements may be used to provide the valves with the ability t ...