Patents Assigned to Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
  • Publication number: 20220299497
    Abstract: A system for detecting the presence of microorganisms present in a sample includes an enclosure having a closed internal space bounded by a receptacle and a lid configured to be affixed to the receptacle to close the enclosure hermetically, an electronic unit for acquiring pH-measurement data integrated into the enclosure, a heating unit integrated into the enclosure for heating the internal space, a unit for measuring and managing temperature having a temperature-measuring probe placed inside the enclosure, and a processing unit connected to the electronic unit and configured to process measurement data. The processing unit includes a module for detecting the presence of microorganisms via analysis of variation in the pH measured in a liquid sample, and an instrumented container housed in the internal space of the receptacle for receiving the sample. The container includes reference and pH-measuring electrodes that are integrated into walls of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: COMMISSARIAT Á L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Maxime GOUGIS, Pierre MARCOUX
  • Patent number: 11448585
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an imaging system, including: a coherent light source delivering an object beam and a reference beam; a device of modulation of the object beam with a modulation signal; an image sensor arranged to receive an interference pattern resulting from a combination of the object beam and of the reference beam; and a demodulation device, the system being configured to, during a measurement phase: apply to the modulation signal a first pseudo-random sequence of jumps of a parameter selected among the phase, the frequency, and the amplitude; and simultaneously apply to the modulated portion of the object beam a second pseudo-random sequence of jumps of said parameter, wherein the first and second sequences of jumps of said parameter are non-correlated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Arnaud Verdant, William Guicquero
  • Patent number: 11448678
    Abstract: A device including at least two transformers, wherein: each winding of a transformer is electrically in series with a winding of another transformer, and the transformers have a transformation ratio different from one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives
    Inventor: Guillaume Lefevre
  • Patent number: 11450776
    Abstract: A method of forming an area of electric contact with a semiconductor region mainly made of germanium, comprising the forming of a first area made of a first intermetallic material where more than 70% of the non-metal atoms are silicon atoms. There is also described a device including such a contacting area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives
    Inventors: Willy Ludurczak, Philippe Rodriguez, Jean-Michel Hartmann, Abdelkader Aliane, Zouhir Mehrez
  • Publication number: 20220294634
    Abstract: A method for executing a computer program includes incorporating, into metadata of a block containing a line of code to be accessed using a pointer, a first pointer identifier associated with the line of code to be accessed, then obtaining a pointer including a first range of bits containing the address of the line of code to be accessed, and a different second range of bits containing a second pointer identifier, then verifying that the second pointer identifier contained in the obtained pointer corresponds to the first pointer identifier associated with the line of code to be accessed and contained in the metadata of the loaded block, and when the first and second pointer identifiers do not correspond, then the security module triggers signaling of an execution fault.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Olivier Savry, Thomas Hiscock
  • Publication number: 20220291048
    Abstract: The invention relates to a thermal detector (1) for detecting electromagnetic radiation, comprising: a readout substrate (10); a membrane (20) suspended above the readout substrate, comprising: a thermometric transducer (23), and a resistive load (25) that is formed from a track that extends longitudinally to form a closed continuous loop; a collecting antenna (16), which is located away from the suspended membrane (20) and coupled to the resistive load (25), and which comprises a coupling track (16.1), which track is located plumb with the resistive load (25) and extends longitudinally to form an open continuous loop, thus permitting inductive coupling between the coupling track (16.1) and the resistive load (25).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventor: Laurent DUSSOPT
  • Publication number: 20220291044
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a detection device having at least one thermal detector covered by a mineral sacrificial layer, at least one getter portion covered by a carbon-based sacrificial layer, and a thin encapsulation layer surrounding the thermal detector and the getter portion includes a making a through-opening extending through the mineral sacrificial layer and opening on the substrate. The carbon-based sacrificial layer is deposited so as to cover the getter portion located in the through-opening and to entirely fill the through-opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: COMMISSARIAT À L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Geoffroy DUMONT, Sébastien BECKER
  • Publication number: 20220292182
    Abstract: A method for the execution of a binary code defining a data structure including a particular field to be read using a pointer, this method including writing, to the main memory, the value of the particular field associated with a first identifier of a pointer that points directly to this particular field, this identifier being determined from an identifier of the particular field that differs for all of the fields of the data structure that are adjacent to the particular field, and then constructing a pointer that points directly to this particular field, this construction including determining an identifier of this constructed pointer, and then checking that the identifier constructed in step b) corresponds to the identifier associated with this particular field in step a), and when these pointer identifiers do not match, triggering the signaling of an execution fault.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Olivier SAVRY, Thomas HISCOCK
  • Publication number: 20220293588
    Abstract: A process for protecting an upper stage of an electronic components against antenna effects includes providing a first structure having a first substrate with a first surface, a first stage of electronic components formed in a second surface of the first substrate, and a first stack having a last metallization level electrically connected to the second surface; and providing a second structure having a second substrate with a through-substrate via and having a second stage of electronic components having protective components that are arranged to drain electric charges to the second substrate. The process also includes joining the first and second structures so that the through-substrate via is electrically connected to the last metallization level of the first stack and forming a second stack on the second stage having a first metallization level electrically connected to the through-substrate via and to the first surface of the second substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventor: Olivier BILLOINT
  • Publication number: 20220291465
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optoelectronic device 1 comprising: a photonic interposer 10 comprising: a photonic circuit 14.1 containing at least one active optical component 14.2, an upper interconnect layer 11, comprising at least one upper control portion 11.2, a lower interconnect layer 17, comprising at least one lower control portion 17.2, and lower intermediate portions 17.3, at least one TSV 18.1 directly connecting the upper control portion 11.2 to the lower control portion 17.2, conductive vias 15.1 connecting the lower intermediate portions 17.3 to the active optical component 14.2; at least one first microelectronic chip 20, joined to the upper face 10a of the photonic interposer; a second microelectronic chip 30, joined to the lower face 10b of the photonic interposer, and connected to the lower control portion 17.2 and to the lower intermediate portions 17.3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives
    Inventors: Stéphane BERNABE, Yvain THONNART, Jean CHARBONNIER
  • Patent number: 11442119
    Abstract: An optical pumping magnetometer made with linearly polarised light. The magnetometer comprises a cell filled with an atomic gas and a detector configured to output a signal carrying information about an alignment state of atoms of the atomic gas in the cell. The magnetometer also comprises a collimator arranged to collimate a light beam before it illuminates the cell and a mirror arranged to reflect the collimated light beam after it has passed through the cell such that the collimated light beam makes a multipass through the cell and illuminates the same region of the cell several times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT À L'ÉNERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ÉNERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Agustin Palacios Laloy, William Fourcault
  • Patent number: 11444118
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an optoelectronic device, including: a) transferring, onto a connection surface of a control circuit, an active diode stack including at least first and second semiconductor layers of opposite conductivity types, so that the second semiconductor layer in the stack faces the connection surface of the control circuit and is separated from the connection surface of the control circuit by at least one insulating layer; b) forming in the active stack trenches delimiting a plurality of diodes, the trenches extending through the insulating layer and emerging onto the connection surface of the control circuit; and c) forming in the trenches metallizations connecting the second semiconductor layer to the connection surface of the control circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives
    Inventors: Hubert Bono, Julia Simon
  • Patent number: 11442206
    Abstract: A pixelated filter intended to rest on a support and including, in a stacking direction: first filter pixels each including a first interference filter covered with a first dielectric block; and second filter pixels each including a second dielectric block, having a thickness greater than or equal to the thickness of the first interference filter, covered with a second interference filter, having a thickness smaller than or equal to the thickness of the first dielectric block, wherein, for at least one of the second filter pixels, the second dielectric block of the second filter pixel is interposed between the first interference filters of two first filter pixels and the second interference filter of the second filter pixel is interposed between the first dielectric blocks of the first two filter pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives
    Inventors: Laurent Frey, Lilian Masarotto
  • Patent number: 11444232
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a thermoelectric device where a first part formed in a first doped material and a second part formed in a second doped material each shaped like a comb are manufactured, before being assembled together and electrically connected. Then, the first base of the first part is sectioned into at least one first area and the second base of the second part is sectioned into at least one second area. Each first branch of the first part and each second branch of the second part separated respectively constitute a first element and a second element of a thermoelectric junction, electrically connected via portion of the second base that links them. In addition, each first branch and each second branch separated by a second area constitute a first element and a second element of a thermoelectric junction, electrically connected via the portion of the first base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT À L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Guillaume Savelli, Christelle Navone
  • Patent number: 11444040
    Abstract: A microelectronic device and method for manufacturing a microelectronic device comprising a plurality of resistive memories, a part of these resistive memories, called PUF memories, forming a PUF, the rest of these resistive memories being known as storage memories. The manufacturing process comprising forming a dielectric layer having on at least one contact surface in contact with an electrode a surface roughness of said surface greater than that of the same dielectric layer of the storage memories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT À L'ÉNERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ÉNERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Christelle Charpin-Nicolle, Florian Pebay-Peyroula
  • Publication number: 20220283426
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optoelectronic emitter with angular scanning, comprising an array of resonant cavities (20i) each extending longitudinally along a first axis (X), each designed to emit, via their emission face, an elementary light beam at a resonant frequency fr(i)) specific to each resonant cavity 20i, in response to a pulsed optical excitation signal designed to illuminate and to excite all of the resonant cavities 20i, simultaneously, and configured to exhibit a variation in resonant frequencies fr(i) from one resonant cavity 20i to the next, along a second axis (Y) of the array perpendicular to the first axis (X), the angular scanning of the optoelectronic emitter (1) then taking place in a plane perpendicular to that of the substrate (3) and containing the second axis (Y).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventor: Jean-Michel GERARD
  • Patent number: 11433184
    Abstract: An automated system of regulation of a patient's blood glucose, including: a blood glucose sensor; an insulin injection device; and a processing and control unit capable of predicting, from a physiological model, the future evolution of the patient's blood glucose over a prediction period, and of controlling the insulin injection device by taking the prediction into account, wherein the processing and control unit is capable of: a) calibrating the physiological model, taking into account the blood glucose measured by the sensor during a past observation period; b) at the end of the calibration, calculating an indicator representative of the error between the blood glucose estimated from the model and the real blood glucose measured by the sensor; and c) adjusting the prediction period by taking into account the value of the indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives
    Inventors: Eléonore Doron, Sylvain Lachal, Pierre Jallon
  • Patent number: 11428649
    Abstract: A method for determining a response of a spectrometric system for measuring ionizing x-ray or gamma-ray photons, the measuring system comprising: a radiation source, configured to emit ionizing radiation along an emission axis; a pixelated detector, which comprises pixels, each pixel being configured to detect radiation emitted by the radiation source, and to acquire thereof an energy spectrum, in a plurality of energy channels; the emission axis being an axis extending between the radiation source and the detector; the response of the measuring system taking the form of effective spectra, defined for each pixel, and in each energy band, the effective spectrum of a pixel, in an energy band, corresponding to an energy distribution of the photons detected, by the pixel, in the energy channel, in the absence of any object interposed between the source and the pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Véronique Rebuffel, Clarisse Fournier, Pierre-Antoine Rodesch
  • Patent number: 11428755
    Abstract: A magnetic field sensor includes at least one coil responsive to an AC coil drive signal; at least one magnetic field sensing element responsive to a sensing element drive signal and configured to detect a directly coupled magnetic field generated by the at least one coil and to generate a magnetic field signal in response to the directly coupled magnetic field; a processor responsive to the magnetic field signal to compute a sensitivity value associated with detection of the directly coupled magnetic field and substantially independent of a reflected magnetic field reflected by a conductive target disposed proximate to the at least one magnetic field sensing element; and an output signal generator configured to generate an output signal of the magnetic field sensor indicative of the reflected magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignees: Allegro Microsystems, LLC, Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives
    Inventors: Alexander Latham, Claude Fermon, Jason Boudreau, Myriam Pannetier-Lecoeur, Bryan Cadugan, Hernán D. Romero
  • Patent number: 11424386
    Abstract: A light-emitting device including first, second, and third pixels, wherein: the first pixel includes a two-dimensional light-emitting cell including a vertical stack of a first semiconductor layer of a first conductivity type, of an active layer, and of a second semiconductor layer of the second conductivity type; each of the second and third pixels includes a three-dimensional light-emitting cell including a plurality of nanostructures of same dimensions regularly distributed across the surface of the pixel, each nanostructure including a doped pyramidal semiconductor core of the first conductivity type, an active layer coating the lateral walls of the core, and a doped semiconductor layer of the second conductivity type coating the active layer; and the nanostructures of the second and third pixels have different dimensions and/or a different spacing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Commissariat á l'Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives
    Inventor: Amélie Dussaigne