Patents by Inventor Antoine Niguès

Antoine Niguès 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: 11668729
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an atomic force microscope for evaluating a surface of a sample, comprising a sample holder, having a first zone suitable for receiving the sample mounted in a stationary manner, a probe having a tip able to be positioned facing the surface of the sample, the microscope being configured to allow an adjustment of a position of the tip relative to the surface, and a support, the sample holder having at least one second zone, separate from the first zone and stationary relative to the support, the sample holder being deformable so as to allow a relative movement of the first zone with respect to the second zone, and the microscope comprising a detector able to detect a movement of the first zone relative to the second zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Inventors: Antoine Niguès, Alessandro Siria
  • Publication number: 20220236301
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an atomic force microscope for evaluating a surface of a sample, comprising a sample holder, having a first zone suitable for receiving the sample mounted in a stationary manner, a probe having a tip able to be positioned facing the surface of the sample, the microscope being configured to allow an adjustment of a position of the tip relative to the surface, and a support, the sample holder having at least one second zone, separate from the first zone and stationary relative to the support, the sample holder being deformable so as to allow a relative movement of the first zone with respect to the second zone, and the microscope comprising a detector able to detect a movement of the first zone relative to the second zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicants: Paris Sciences et Lettres, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Sorbonne Universite, Université de Paris
    Inventors: Antoine Niguès, Alessandro Siria
  • Publication number: 20220063192
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for controlled deposition of a fluid on a substrate and also to a method employing the system. The system comprises: a nanoinjector, a mechanical resonator fixed to the nanoinjector, the mechanical resonator being adapted to detect contact between the nanoinjector and the substrate, control means of the mechanical resonator comprising: an excitation means adapted to cause the mechanical resonator to oscillate at an oscillation frequency (fi), a detector means adapted to detect the oscillation of the mechanical resonator, a regulator means adapted to adjust the contact between the nanoinjector and the substrate by controlling the oscillation of the mechanical resonator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Alessandro SIRIA, Antoine NIGUES, Laetitia JUBIN, Lydéric BOCQUET