Patents Assigned to Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique
  • Patent number: 11043248
    Abstract: A Memory device comprising a matrix of memory cells, the matrix being provided with at least one first column, the device also being provided with a test circuit configured to perform a test phase during a read operation to indicate whether or not the proportion of cells in said column storing the same logical data, particularly a logical ‘1’, is greater than a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Jean-Philippe Noel, Reda Boumchedda, Bastien Giraud, Emilien Bourde-Cice
  • Patent number: 11041992
    Abstract: A hinge between a first part and a second part of a microelectromechanical system including a first element and a second element free to move relative to each other in an out-of-plane direction is disclosed. The hinge includes a first rigid part; a second part fixed to a first face of the first part by one end and anchored to the second element by a second end, the second part deforming in bending in the out-of-plane direction; and a third part fired to a first face of the first part by a second end, and anchored to the first element by a second end, the third part deforming in bending in the out-of-plane direction. In an undeformed state, the second part and the third part each includes one face located in the same plane orthogonal to the out-of-plane direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Samer Dagher, Loic Joet
  • Patent number: 11040881
    Abstract: A method for preparing a Na3V2(PO4)2F3 material, including at least the steps: a) reducing the vanadium oxide, V2O5, under a reducing atmosphere in the absence of elementary carbon and in the presence of at least one phosphate anion precursor in order to form vanadium phosphate, VPO4; and b) exposing, under an inert atmosphere, a mixture of the VPO4 material obtained in step a) with an effective amount of sodium fluoride, NaF, and at least one hydrocarbon- and oxygen-containing compound which is a source of elementary carbon, to temperature conditions that are favourable for calcining said mixture so as to form said Na3V2(PO4)2F3 compound. Also, a related electrode material, an electrode and a secondary sodium battery using the presented material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignees: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ETAUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES, CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE, UNIVERSITE DE PICARDIE JULES VERNES
    Inventors: Nikita Hall, Sylvain Boulineau, Laurence Croguennec, Sébastien Launois, Christian Masquelier, Loïc Simonin
  • Publication number: 20210183690
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a semiconductor-on-insulator type substrate for radiofrequency applications is provided, including the steps of: directly bonding a support substrate of a single crystal material and a donor substrate including a thin layer of a semiconductor material, one or more layers of dielectric material being at a bonding interface thereof; transferring the thin layer onto the support substrate; and forming an electric charge trap region in the support substrate in contact with the one or more layers of the dielectric material present at the bonding interface, by transforming a buried zone of the support substrate into a polycrystal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Shay REBOH, Pablo ACOSTA ALBA, Emmanuel AUGENDRE
  • Publication number: 20210178183
    Abstract: An optically stimulating module to be integrated into a probe is implantable into a living being with a view to locally illuminating a region of said living being. The module includes a casing, and a hermetic electronic unit housed in the casing. The hermetic electronic unit includes two luminous diodes connected back-to-back, and at least two electrical contacts for connecting the module to an electrical power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventor: Claude CHABROL
  • Publication number: 20210184673
    Abstract: A spin qubit quantum device including: a data qubit and a measurement qubit made in a semiconducting layer and coupled to each other by a tunnel junction made in the semiconducting layer, each of which comprising a quantum dot and a control gate; an inductor coupled to the gate of one of the qubits or to another gate capacitively coupled to one of the qubits, the inductor, and a capacitor formed by said gate forming an LC circuit; a first input terminal coupled to the LC circuit and receiving a periodic control voltage of frequency fr substantially equal to the resonant frequency of the LC circuit; a voltage amplifier comprising an input coupled to the gate to which the inductor is coupled; an output terminal coupled to an output of the amplifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Loïck LE GUEVEL, Gérard BILLIOT, Aloysius JANSEN, Gaël PILLONNET
  • Publication number: 20210178175
    Abstract: An optically stimulating module to be integrated into a probe is implantable into a living being with a view to locally illuminating a region of said living being. The module includes a casing that is at least partially transparent, and a hermetic electronic unit placed in the casing. The hermetic electronic unit includes an internal volume housing two light sources, a control and processing unit, and a first photodetector. The module also includes a connecting device for connecting the module to a central control and power unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: Commissariat A L'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Claude CHABROL, Patrice CAILLAT
  • Publication number: 20210184300
    Abstract: An energy storage device, includes a substrate having a portion that is optically transparent in a predefined range of wavelengths, and at least one electrochemical energy storage system comprising, as from a face of the transparent portion, a stack having successively a first current collector, a first electrode, an electrolyte, a second electrode and a second current collector, the stack being covered partially by a cover characterised in that wherein at least one part of the cover has a coefficient of light absorbance greater than or equal to 80%, and preferably greater than 90%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Sami OUKASSI, Christophe DUBARRY, Severine PONCET
  • Publication number: 20210183613
    Abstract: A beam position monitor is provided, for measuring a position of a beam of charged particles passing through a chamber, the beam position monitor including a first magnetic field sensor and a second magnetic field sensor configured to be installed in the chamber on either side of the beam of charged particles, each magnetic field sensor including a conductive loop, the conductive loop of the first magnetic field sensor and the conductive loop of the second magnetic field sensor being configured to have inductances different from one another. A measurement system and a particle accelerator are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventor: Rémi NICOLAS
  • Publication number: 20210184078
    Abstract: Method for producing a patterned layer of material, comprising; producing a first substrate having a patterned face; producing, against the patterned face of the first substrate, a stack of layers comprising an intermediate layer and the layer to be patterned, the intermediate layer being disposed between the layer to be patterned and the first substrate, a first face of the intermediate layer disposed on the first substrate side being patterned in accordance with a design that is the inverse of that of the patterned face of the first substrate; removing the first substrate; anisotropic etching the intermediate layer from the first face of the intermediate layer, and etching at least part of the thickness of the layer to be patterned, patterning a face of the layer to be patterned in accordance with the design of the first face of the intermediate layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Adrien GASSE, Amélie DUSSAIGNE, François LEVY
  • Publication number: 20210177333
    Abstract: Flexible implant for electrically recording or stimulating a nerve structure, said flexible implant comprising: a first layer of electrically insulating diamond; an electrode of electrically conductive doped diamond, in contact with the first layer of electrically insulating diamond; an electrically conductive layer in contact with the electrode and the first layer, so as to define a conductive track for the electrode; and a second layer of electrically insulating diamond, at least in contact with the electrically conductive layer and a remaining portion of the first layer, all of the above arranged such that: electrically insulating diamond/electrically conductive doped diamond sealing is provided at the electrode (3) by resumption of epitaxial growth; and the electrically conductive layer is encapsulated by the electrode (3), the first layer and the second layer, at the electrode and over the entirety of the remaining surface thereof except over an area defining an electrical contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicants: Chambre de Commerce et D'Industrie de Region Paris Ile de France, COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Emmanuel Scorsone, Lionel Rousseau
  • Patent number: 11036124
    Abstract: A system for projecting images, configured to implement a sequential type colour projection. The system includes an emissive matrix display device; and a wavelength conversion coloration wheel. The coloration wheel includes a transparent zone, and a first photoluminescent zone configured to absorb a blue light beam and to emit in response a beam including a green component and a red component. The system further includes a selection device for blocking alternately the green component or the red component, including at least one dichroic mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignees: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES, THALES
    Inventors: Francois Templier, Francois-Henri Luc
  • Patent number: 11035734
    Abstract: Pyroelectric detection device, comprising at least: a suspended membrane; a pyroelectric detection element located on the suspended membrane and comprising at least one portion of pyroelectric material located between first and second electrodes, the first electrode being located between said at least one portion of pyroelectric material and the suspended membrane; and in which the membrane and the pyroelectric detection element are subjected to a higher compression stress than a limiting buckling stress of the suspended membrane and the pyroelectric detection element and together form a bistable structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Gwenael Le Rhun, Stephane Fanget
  • Patent number: 11037717
    Abstract: Method for producing an integrated magnetic device with variable inductance, comprising: a) making of a piezoelectric element on a first substrate; b) making of a first electrically conductive element on a face of the piezoelectric element, and fastening of the ends of the piezoelectric element to a second substrate such that the piezoelectric element is arranged facing a cavity formed between the second substrate and the piezoelectric element, the first electrically conductive element being arranged in and/or against the second substrate or against the piezoelectric element; c) removing of the first substrate; d) making of a second electrically conductive element on another face of the piezoelectric element; and further comprising the making of an electrical and/or magnetic coupling of the first and second electrically conductive elements, and the making of a magnetic element arranged against and/or in the piezoelectric element and between the electrically conductive elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Bernard Viala, Herve Achard
  • Patent number: 11034033
    Abstract: A micro-gripper includes a support to which are articulated fingers and an actuating diaphragm, adjusting the spacing of the fingers. The support being circular, the fingers may be arranged in any number around it, and the diaphragm delimits a chamber with the support assembled to an equipment for distributing fluids, the pressure of which elastically deforms the diaphragm and controls a simultaneous movement of variations in spacings of the fingers. If the diaphragm is conical and the fingers link up all around, an independence of the movements of the fingers remains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventor: Johan Andre
  • Patent number: 11038701
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of securing an integrated circuit during its fabrication on a wafer, said method including the following steps: delimitation of said wafer of the integrated circuit (1) into a first zone called a standard zone (5a) and a second zone called a security zone (5b), and creation of a random connection tracks network (7b) in said security zone (5b) configured to interconnect a set of conducting nodes (9b) thus forming a physical unclonable function modelled by random electrical continuity that can be queried through said set of conducting nodes using a challenge-response authentication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Michael May, Stefan Landis, Florian Pebay-Peyroula
  • Patent number: 11038319
    Abstract: A semiconductor laser source including a Mach-Zehnder interferometer, this interferometer including first and second arms. Each of the arms is divided into a plurality of consecutive sections, the effective index of each section located immediately after a preceding section being different from the effective index of this preceding section. The lengths of the various sections meet the following condition: ? n = 1 N 2 ? L 2 , n ? neff 2 , n - ? n = 1 N 1 ? L 1 , n ? neff 1 , n = k f ? ? Si where: kf is a preset integer number higher than or equal to 1, N1 and N2 are the numbers of sections in the first and second arms, respectively, L1,n and L2,n are the lengths of the nth sections of the first and second arms, respectively, neff1,n and neff2,n are the effective indices of the nth sections of the first and second arms, respectively. The first and second arms each comprise a gain-generating section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Commissariat A L'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Quentin Wilmart, Karim Hassan
  • Patent number: 11039255
    Abstract: A capacitive vibrating-membrane ultrasonic transducer includes a carrier with a cavity, a vibrating membrane fastened to the carrier and covering the cavity, and a conductive element separated from the membrane by the cavity. The vibrating membrane has a resonant frequency in membrane mode fm and a resonant frequency in plate mode fp according to the relationship fm>fp. An exciting circuit has terminals connected to the vibrating membrane and the conductive element, and is configured to apply, across its terminals, an electrical signal the maximum frequency fo according to the relationship fm>1.5*fo; or a measuring circuit is connected to the vibrating membrane and the conductive element and configured to measure capacitance variations up to a frequency fo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Anne Ghis, Marc Delaunay
  • Publication number: 20210173280
    Abstract: The invention relates to a photonic circuit for attenuating the amplitude of an optical signal, comprising a Mach-Zehnder interferometer for coupling an input waveguide (14) and an output waveguide (15), said interferometer comprising a modulation section (SM1) which includes a first waveguide (11), a second waveguide (12) and a phase shifter (13) configured to introduce a phase difference between a first optical signal circulating on the first waveguide and a second optical signal circulating on the second waveguide. The first and second waveguides are arranged in two distinct parallel layers and the phase shifter is a thermo-optical phase shifter arranged to preferentially act on one of the first and second waveguides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Daivid FOWLER, Thomas MANG, Basile MEYNARD
  • Publication number: 20210170630
    Abstract: Improved process for producing a component constituting an interconnector of an HTE electrolyser or of an SOFC fuel cell. The invention relates to a process for preparing a component (1), intended to constitute an interconnector for a fuel cell (SOFC) or a high-temperature electrolyser (HTE), comprising the following steps: a/preparing a substrate made of metal alloy (12), the base element of which is iron (Fe) or nickel (Ni), the substrate having two main flat faces, b/tape casting a thick ceramic layer (13); c/localized removal at one or more locations (14), of material of the tape-cast thick ceramic layer; d/hot pressing the green thick ceramic layer tape; e/grooving the thick ceramic layer so as to delimit channels that are suitable for distributing and/or collecting gases. It also relates to the component obtained according to the process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Bruno ORESIC, Stéphane DI IORIO