Patents Assigned to Etat Francais
  • Patent number: 10620099
    Abstract: Disclosed are a projectile and a method of its manufacture for the field of investigating the strength properties of a solid material by application of a mechanical force and more particularly for bird strike tests consisting of a gel including glycerol. A projectile 1 according to the invention may have a central portion 4 of cylindrical shape including a substantially hemispherical portion 2, 3 at each of the ends thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: ÉTAT FRANÇAIS représenté par LE DÉLÉGUÉ GÉNÉRAL POUR L'ARMEMENT
    Inventors: Christian Bressan, Henri Etcheto, David Denaux, Georges Vidal, Gerard Diulius, Patrick Sarrazac, Christian Jean Marie
  • Patent number: 10401192
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for counting events occurring during a period T carried out by a mechanical counter including two toothed wheels with the same pitch, the occurrence of an event causing the rotation of each wheel by an angle corresponding to the pitch of the teeth thereof, the method including: counting or calculating, for each wheel at the end of T, the difference in the number of teeth between the initial and final position thereof, the step being at least partially carried out either by an optical unit, requiring the presence on each wheel of at least one marker, or by a unit for measuring the angular displacement of each wheel and associated calculation unit; and calculating the number of occurred events N in accordance with the difference between the values counted or measured and in accordance with the number of teeth of the wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: ETAT FRANCAIS REPRESENTE PAR LE DELEGUE GENERAL POUR L'ARMEMENT, SILMACH
    Inventors: Pierre-Francois Louvigne, Patrice Minotti, Vianney Sadoulet, Pascal Girardin, Charles Haye
  • Patent number: 10130949
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a microfluidic system comprising: a microchannel containing several elements of two non-miscible fluids, the microchannel comprising a droplet (30) containing magnetic particles (M), and a device for generating inside the microchannel magnetic field, said device comprising an activable magnetic element, the activable magnetic element comprising a tip (5,6), the microfluidic system being configured to transport the droplet by flow or by pressure difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignees: SORBONNE UNIVERSITE, CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE, ETAT FRANCAIS REPRESENTED BY MINISTERE DE LA DEFENSE
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Viovy, Laurent Malaquin, Stefano Begolo, Anaïs Ali Cherif, Stephanie Descroix
  • Patent number: 10059760
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a class-G immunoglobulin against the anthrax toxin protective antigen (PA), or one of the fragments of same, comprising at least: a variable heavy-chain region comprising an amino acid sequence represented by the sequence SEQ ID NO: 1, or comprising an amino acid sequence having at least 90% identity with the sequence SEQ ID NO: 1, and comprising the amino acids Leucine in position 51 and Glycine in position 67, and a variable light-chain region comprising an amino acid sequence represented by the sequence SEQ ID NO: 2, or comprising an amino acid sequence having at least 90% identity with the sequence SEQ ID NO: 2, and comprising a Leucine amino acid in position 55. The invention also relates to the uses of such an immunoglobulin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignees: LABORATOIRE FRANCAIS DU FRACTIONNEMENT ET DES BIOTECHNOLOGIES, ETAT FRANCAIS REPRESENTE PAR LE DIRECTEUR CENTRAL DU SERVICE DE SANTE DES ARMEES
    Inventors: Christian Behrens, Philippe Klein, Denis Hoguet
  • Publication number: 20180220936
    Abstract: A method is provided for characterising a gait comprising steps of: receiving a signal measuring the movement of a target subject measured beforehand; comparing (204) at least one section of the measuring signal with a plurality of reference signals, the plurality of reference signals comprising at least one movement signal measured beforehand on a reference subject different from the target subject, each comparison of the measuring signal with a reference signal producing a similarity coefficient representative of a probability of similarity between the compared signals; and selecting (208) at least one local maximum of interest among the similarity coefficients produced, wherein the plurality of reference signals comprises at least one movement signal measured beforehand on a reference subject afflicted with a gait disorder, and at least one movement signal measured beforehand on a healthy reference object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicants: Universite Paris Descartes, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Ecole Normale Superieure De Cachan, Etat Français - Ministére de la Défense - Direction centrale du service de santé des armées, Univ Paris XIII Paris-Nord Villetaneuse
    Inventors: Robert Dadashi, Thomas Moreau, Charles Truong, Catherine De Waele, Alain Yelnik, Rémi Barrois-Muller, Nicolas Vayatis, Laurent Oudre, Pierre Paul Vidal, Damien Ricard
  • Patent number: 9939246
    Abstract: The disclosed micro-sensor includes: a substrate including a first portion and a second portion; a third portion and fourth portion provided between the portions and connected to the first portion and the second portion respectively by an elastic member; detection and a counter including: a counting gear, a third beam capable of meshing with the gear, an amplifier for the value of a relative movement between the portions and including: a first beam attached at one end thereof to the third portion and at the other end thereof to a plate, a second beam attached at one end thereof to the fourth portion and at the other end thereof to the plate, the third beam being attached on one side to the plate and including a tooth capable of meshing with the gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignees: ETAT FRANCAIS REPRESENTE PAR LE DELEGUE GENERAL POUR L'ARMEMENT, SILMACH
    Inventors: Pierre-Francois Louvigne, Patrice Minotti, Paul Vescovo, Vianney Sadoulet
  • Patent number: 9909977
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for determining both (a) the haematocrit value and (b) the fibrinogen content in whole blood of an individual in less than 5 minutes, as well as to associated portable apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignees: INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICAL, ETAT FRANCAIS (MINISTERE DE LA DEFENSE), SERVICE DE SANTE DES ARMEES, ASSITANCE PUBLIQUE—HOPITAUX DE PARIS, UNIVERSITE PARIS DECARTES
    Inventors: Pascale Gaussem, Anne Godier, Isabelle Gouin-Thibault, Bernard Le Bonniec, Anne-Celine Martin, Nyoucha Morravedge, Marc Samama
  • Patent number: 9752121
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a culture support for cultivating hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and/or hematopoietic progenitors (HPs), comprising a calcium biomaterial, osteoclasts, endothelial cells and mesenchymatous stem cells (MSCs) and/or osteoblasts and/or adipocytes. The present invention also relates to a method for preparing such a culture support, and an in vitro HSC and/or HP cultivation method. The use of such a culture support for studying cellular mechanisms involved in hematopoiesis and/or differentiation of HSC/HPs and/or for studying the efficacy and/or the toxicity of a medicament candidate is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignees: ETAT FRANCAIS (MINISTERE DE LA DEFENSE), SERVICE DE SANTE DES ARMEES, INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE (INSERM)
    Inventors: Jean-Jacques Lataillade, Marie-Caroline Le Bousse-Kerdiles
  • Patent number: 9689645
    Abstract: In the field of aiming devices for firearms, an interface includes a longitudinal median plane XX?, and: a first portion able to be fixed on a weapon, a second portion movable with respect to the first portion, elements for damping the movement of the second portion with respect to the first portion, an upper portion including elements able to allow the fixing of a telescope or a camera, wherein: the damping elements include at least a first and a second damper, one of which is placed on one side of the longitudinal median plane and between the first portion and the second portion or the upper portion, and the other one is placed on the other side of the longitudinal median plane XX? and between the first portion and the second portion or the upper portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: ETAT FRANCAIS REPRESENTE PAR LE DELEGUE GENERAL POUR L'ARMEMENT
    Inventor: Didier Bouquet
  • Patent number: 9587919
    Abstract: A cartridge with a composite cartridge case includes a projectile with an ogee-shaped tip and a bottom end ending in a base, a flangeless tubular case delimiting a chamber accommodating a propulsive powder, closed at a first longitudinal end by a base with a primer and at the second end opposite to the first, by the base of the projectile, a part of the flangeless tubular case fitting snugly around part of the projectile and having itself, at least in part, a frustoconical external shape, the cartridge being characterized in that: —the chamber accommodating the propulsive powder includes, at the projectile end, a reduction in its diameter over all or part of the periphery thereof down to the diameter of the base of the projectile, —the ratio between the length of the tip of the projectile and the maximum diameter thereof is greater than or equal to 2.9.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: ETAT FRANCAIS REPRESENT PAR LE DELEGUE GENERAL POUR L'ARMEMENT
    Inventor: Emeric Daniau
  • Publication number: 20160347830
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a class-G immunoglobulin against the anthrax toxin protective antigen (PA), or one of the fragments of same, comprising at least: a variable heavy-chain region comprising an amino acid sequence represented by the sequence SEQ ID NO: 1, or comprising an amino acid sequence having at least 90% identity with the sequence SEQ ID NO: 1, and comprising the amino acids. Leucine in position 51 and Glycine in position 67, and a variable light-chain region comprising an amino acid sequence represented by the sequence SEQ ID NO: 2, or comprising an amino acid sequence having at least 90% identity with the sequence SEQ ID NO: 2, and comprising a Leucine amino acid in position 55. The invention also relates to the uses of such an immunoglobulin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicants: ETAT FRANCAIS REPRESENTE PAR LE DIRECTEUR CENTRAL DU SERVICE DE SANTE
    Inventors: Christian Behrens, Philippe Klein, Denis Hoguet
  • Publication number: 20160223294
    Abstract: In the field of aiming devices for firearms, an interface includes a longitudinal median plane XX?, and: a first portion able to be fixed on a weapon, a second portion movable with respect to the first portion, elements for damping the movement of the second portion with respect to the first portion, an upper portion including elements able to allow the fixing of a telescope or a camera, wherein: the damping elements include at least a first and a second damper, one of which is placed on one side of the longitudinal median plane and between the first portion and the second portion or the upper portion, and the other one is placed on the other side of the longitudinal median plane XX? and between the first portion and the second portion or the upper portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicant: ETAT FRANCAIS REPRESENTE PAR LE DELEGUE GENERAL POUR L'AEMEMENT
    Inventor: Didier BOUQUET
  • Patent number: 9366490
    Abstract: In the field of feeding ammunition to a firearm there is disclosed a flexible chute including successive sections (2) linked by portions of walls (111, 112, 131) at the transverse faces thereof and including at least one tubular section (2) of axis G with a first portion of wall (111, 112) integral with one of the two transverse faces thereof and a second portion (131) of wall integral with the other transverse face, characterized in that the projections of these portions of wall, perpendicular to a transverse plane of the section, are at least partially separate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: ETAT FRANCAIS REPRESENTE PAR LE DELEGUE GENERAL POUR L'ARMEMENT
    Inventor: Jean-Francois Lescure
  • Patent number: 9140584
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of microsensors, and particularly to a passive and reversible deformation sensor, specifically cycles of deformations in a direction OX of a structure, specifically during cycles of temperatures or mechanical stresses to which the structure is subjected, this sensor including elements (4, 5, 6) for detecting and, preferably, counting cycles of variations in the distance between two points or areas of a structure, these elements including a support having first and second portions (41, 44) attachable to, respectively, either of the two points or areas of the structure, wherein the detecting elements are associated with each of the first and second portions of the support, sensor characterized by in that the detecting elements include elements (541, 542, 543, 551, 552, 553, 561, 562, 563) for distinguishing between at least two different thresholds of cycles of variations in distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignees: ETAT FRANCAIS REPRESENTE PAR LE DELEGUE GENERAL POUR L'ARMEMENT, SILMACH
    Inventors: Pierre-Francois Louvigne, Patrice Minotti, Paul Vescovo, Vincent Walter
  • Publication number: 20150233658
    Abstract: In the field of feeding ammunition to a firearm there is disclosed a flexible chute including successive sections (2) linked by portions of walls (111, 112, 131) at the transverse faces thereof and including at least one tubular section (2) of axis G with a first portion of wall (111, 112) integral with one of the two transverse faces thereof and a second portion (131) of wall integral with the other transverse face, characterized in that the projections of these portions of wall, perpendicular to a transverse plane of the section, are at least partially separate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Applicant: ETAT FRANCAIS REPRESENTE PAR LE DELEGUE GENERAL POUR L'ARMEMENT
    Inventor: Jean-Francois Lescure
  • Patent number: 9056678
    Abstract: In the field of devices for airdropping a load from a flying vehicle, there is provided a device for securing/releasing a first member (65) able to support a load of more than 20 kg, and a second member able to support this first member and the load, this second member including, on the one hand, a support (1) onto which are secured first elements including a sensor (26), for example of an altimeter or chronobarometric type, able to trigger, during the flight, the release of the first and second members upon exceeding a threshold or receiving an exterior signal, where the second member includes a hook (3) in two parts, one of which is movable (14) between an operative position and an inoperative position, and elements (7, 8, 25, 71, 76) for locking and unlocking the movable part of the hook in its operative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: ETAT FRANCAIS REPRESENTE PAR LE DELEGUE GENERAL POUR L'ARMEMENT DGA/DS/SDPA
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Forsans
  • Patent number: 9032857
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of electromagnetic rail launchers, and particularly to a rail launcher and an associated projectile-launching process including at least two longitudinal rails connected to a power supply circuit of these two rails, these rails being at least partially surrounded by superconductor elements able to generate a magnetic induction of a direction perpendicular to the plane formed by the rails and located therebetween during the flow of a current therein, launcher wherein the supply circuit includes the superconductor elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: ETAT FRANCAIS REPRESENTE PAR LE DELEGUE GENERAL POUR L'ARMEMENT
    Inventors: Michel Amiet, Pascal Tixador, Arnaud Badel
  • Patent number: 9012608
    Abstract: An immunoglobulin of the G class (IgG) directed against the protective antigen (PA) of the anthrax toxin, includes: a light-chain variable region including an amino-acid sequence having at least 90% amino-acid identity with the sequence SEQ ID No1 such as defined in the description, and a heavy-chain variable region including an amino-acid sequence having at least 90% amino-acid identity with the sequence SEQ ID No2 such as defined in the description, characterized in that it consists of an IgG1 or an IgG2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignees: Laboratoire Francais du Fractionnement et des Biotechnologies, Etat Francais Represente Par le Delegue General de l'Armement
    Inventors: Philippe Thullier, Christian Behrens
  • Publication number: 20140349312
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a culture support for cultivating hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and/or hematopoietic progenitors (HPs), comprising a calcium biomaterial, osteoclasts, endothelial cells and mesenchymatous stem cells (MSCs) and/or osteoblasts and/or adipocytes. The present invention also relates to a method for preparing such a culture support, and an in vitro HSC and/or HP cultivation method. The use of such a culture support for studying cellular mechanisms involved in hematopoiesis and/or differentiation of HSC/HPs and/or for studying the efficacy and/or the toxicity of a medicament candidate is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicants: Institut Nationalde la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale (INSERM), ETAT FRANCAIS (MINISTERE DE LA DEFENSE), SERVICE DE SANTE DES ARMEES
    Inventors: Jean-Jacques Lataillade, Marie-Caroline Le Bousse-Kerdiles
  • Patent number: 8715475
    Abstract: A microfluidic device for separating, fractionating, or preconcentrating analytes contained in an electrolyte having at least two reservoirs separated by at least one microchannel and/or nanochannel. At least part of the wall of the microchannel is made of and/or coated interiorly with a conducting and polarizable material or group of materials constituting a polarizable interface or a network of polarizable interfaces. In that at least one electrode or at least one electrode network is connected at at least one point of the polarizable material or group of materials, the surface electrical conductance of said material being equal to at least 100 nS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Etat Francais Represente Par le Delegue General pour l'Armement
    Inventor: Adrien Plecis