Patents by Inventor Bruno Nicolas

Bruno Nicolas 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).

  • Publication number: 20200020650
    Abstract: An electronic chip includes a first well having a first PN junction located therein, a second buried well located under and separated from the first well, and a first region forming a second PN junction with the second well. A detection circuit is coupled to the first well and configured to output a digital signal that has a first logic value when a potential difference within the first region is above a threshold and a second logic value when the potential difference within the first region is below the threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Alexandre Sarafianos, Bruno Nicolas, Daniele Fronte
  • Publication number: 20190355673
    Abstract: The disclosure concerns an electronic chip including a resistive region and a first switch of selection of a first area in contact with the resistive region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Alexandre SARAFIANOS, Bruno NICOLAS, Daniele FRONTE
  • Publication number: 20190244915
    Abstract: A semiconductor substrate of an integrated circuit is protected by a coating. The semiconductor includes a front face and a rear face. To detect a breach of the integrity of a semiconductor substrate of an integrated circuit from the rear face, an opening of the coating facing the rear face of the substrate is detected. In response thereto, an alarm is generated. The detection is performed by making resistance measurements with respect to the semiconductor substrate and comparing the measured resistance to a nominal resistive value of the semiconductor substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: STMicroelectronics (Rousset) SAS
    Inventors: Alexandre SARAFIANOS, Bruno NICOLAS, Daniele FRONTE
  • Patent number: 10063239
    Abstract: An integrated circuit protection device, including: groups of radiation detection elements distributed in a matrix array; logic gates combining outputs of the detection elements in rows and in columns, each output of a detection element being connected to a gate combining a row and to a gate combining a column; and a circuit for interpreting signals supplied by said logic gates and including an event counter and a delay element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS (ROUSSET) SAS
    Inventors: Alexandre Sarafianos, Bruno Nicolas
  • Patent number: 9850261
    Abstract: Compositions and methods using silicon-based cross-coupling agents in the formation of carbon-carbon and carbon-nitrogen bonds are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: Adam T. Hoye, Won-Suk Kim, Dionicio Martinez-Solorio, Amos B. Smith, III, Rongbiao Tong, Minh Huu Nguyen, Luis Sanchez, Bruno Nicolas Melillo
  • Publication number: 20170338824
    Abstract: An integrated circuit protection device, including: groups of radiation detection elements distributed in a matrix array; logic gates combining outputs of the detection elements in rows and in columns, each output of a detection element being connected to a gate combining a row and to a gate combining a column; and a circuit for interpreting signals supplied by said logic gates and including an event counter and a delay element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Alexandre Sarafianos, Bruno Nicolas
  • Publication number: 20170210766
    Abstract: Compositions and methods using silicon-based cross-coupling agents in the formation of carbon-carbon and carbon-nitrogen bonds are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Adam T. HOYE, Won-Suk KIM, Dionicio MARTINEZ-SOLORIO, Amos B. SMITH, Rongbiao TONG, Minh Huu NGUYEN, Luis SANCHEZ, Bruno Nicolas MELILLO
  • Patent number: 9716502
    Abstract: An integrated circuit protection device, including: groups of radiation detection elements distributed in a matrix array; logic gates combining outputs of the detection elements in rows and in columns, each output of a detection element being connected to a gate combining a row and to a gate combining a column; and a circuit for interpreting signals supplied by said logic gates and including an event counter and a delay element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics (Rousset) SAS
    Inventors: Alexandre Sarafianos, Bruno Nicolas
  • Patent number: 7475682
    Abstract: Method for determining the timing of an indirect injection internal combustion engine, in which the following steps are performed: use is made of a first sensor (2) including a target (6) connected to the crankshaft and having a plurality of marks (8), use is made of a second sensor (12) including a target (16) connected to the camshaft and having: a plurality of teeth (D1, D2, D3), a plurality of gaps (C1, C2, C3), and a plurality of fronts (F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6) separating the teeth (D1, D2, D3) and the gaps (C1, C2, C3), the engine is turned over from a starting position, the marks (8) on the target (6) of the first sensor (2)are counted, the fronts (F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6) on the target of the second sensor are detected, this is used to deduce the engine timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Continental Automotive France
    Inventors: Frédéric Galtier, Bruno Nicolas, Cédric Vedel, Franz Dietl
  • Publication number: 20070292120
    Abstract: Method for determining the timing of an indirect injection internal combustion engine, in which the following steps are performed: use is made of a first sensor (2) including a target (6) connected to the crankshaft and having a plurality of marks (8), use is made of a second sensor (12) including a target (16) connected to the camshaft and having: a plurality of teeth (D1, D2, D3), a plurality of gaps (C1, C2, C3), and a plurality of fronts (F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6) separating the teeth (D1, D2, D3) and the gaps (C1, C2, C3), the engine is turned over from a starting position, the marks (8) on the target (6) of the first sensor (2) are counted, the fronts (F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6) on the target of the second sensor are detected, this is used to deduce the engine timing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2005
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventors: Frederic Galtier, Bruno Nicolas, Cedric Vedel, Franz Dietl