Patents by Inventor Denis Payan

Denis Payan 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: 11225338
    Abstract: This solar panel (12) includes a structure (14) and at least two photovoltaic cells (16A, 16B) each defining a lateral contact face (30A, 30B) and including a base element (20A, 20B), a grid of electric conductors (24A, 24B) and a protective element (22A, 22B) made from transparent material, the grid (24A, 24B) including at least one conductive wire extending along the lateral contact face (30A, 30B). The cells (16A, 16B) are arranged on the structure (14) such that at least part of each of the lateral contact faces (30A, 30B) is arranged across from the other part. The solar panel (12) further includes a barrier (18A) made from dielectric material arranged on the structure (14) between the lateral contact faces and extending along the opposite parts of these faces (30A, 30B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: CENTRE NATIONAL D'ETUDES SPATIALES
    Inventor: Denis Payan
  • Patent number: 11081607
    Abstract: This solar panel includes a structure in contact with an ambient environment and at least two photovoltaic cells each defining a lateral contact face and including a base element, a grid of electric conductors and a protective element made from transparent material, the grid including at least one conductive wire extending along the lateral contact face. The two cells are arranged on the structure such that at least part of each of the lateral contact faces is arranged regarding the other part while forming a panel surface and such that the shortest path passing through the ambient environment between the opposite parts of the lateral faces of the two cells is equal to at least about 20 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignees: CENTRE NATIONAL D'ETUDES SPATIALES, OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
    Inventors: Denis Payan, Virginie Inguimbert, Jean-Michel Siguier
  • Publication number: 20180354660
    Abstract: This solar panel (12) includes a structure (14) and at least two photovoltaic cells (16A, 16B) each defining a lateral contact face (30A, 30B) and including a base element (20A, 20B), a grid of electric conductors (24A, 24B) and a protective element (22A, 22B) made from transparent material, the grid (24A, 24B) including at least one conductive wire extending along the lateral contact face (30A, 30B). The cells (16A, 16B) are arranged on the structure (14) such that at least part of each of the lateral contact faces (30A, 30B) is arranged across from the other part. The solar panel (12) further includes a barrier (18A) made from dielectric material arranged on the structure (14) between the lateral contact faces and extending along the opposite parts of these faces (30A, 30B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventor: Denis PAYAN
  • Publication number: 20180358496
    Abstract: This solar panel (12) includes a structure (14) in contact with an ambient environment and at least two photovoltaic cells (16A, 16B) each defining a lateral contact face and including a base element, a grid of electric conductors and a protective element made from transparent material, the grid including at least one conductive wire extending along the lateral contact face. The two cells (16A, 16B) are arranged on the structure (14) such that at least part of each of the lateral contact faces is arranged regarding the other part while forming a panel surface (19) and such that the shortest path passing through the ambient environment between the opposite parts of the lateral faces of the two cells (16A, 16B) is equal to at least about 20 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Denis PAYAN, Virginie INGUIMBERT, Jean-Michel SIGUIER
  • Patent number: 8933337
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device for preventing the establishment of an electric arc between adjacent portions (9) having no electrical insulation of at least two electrically conductive elements (7). According to the invention, the device comprises at least one separating partition (13) made of dielectric material inserted between said adjacent portions (9) of said conductive elements (7), the dimensions of said separating partition (13) being adapted so that the shortest path between said adjacent portions (9), by bypassing said separating partition (13), corresponds to an instability threshold for an electric arc that is likely to be established between said adjacent portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales
    Inventor: Denis Payan
  • Patent number: 8487712
    Abstract: The invention relates, in particular, to a system for transmitting at least one electric pulse for an apparatus for determining a distribution of charges contained in the thickness of an item (2) made of a dielectric material, said transmission system including a transmitter electrode (1) for transmitting at least one pulse and a generator (3) of said pulse. The system is notable in that said electrode is formed by a transmission line (1) which is substantially level in relation to the item (2) to be analyzed and which includes impedance matching means to keep said impedance substantially constant along said transmission line in the passband of said pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales
    Inventors: Denis Payan, Denis Schwander
  • Patent number: 8297995
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for preventing the establishment of an electric arc between two adjacent parts, which have no electrical insulation, of at least two electrically conductive elements, comprising at least one piece made of a dielectric material, said device having at least one through-opening for receiving at least one of said at least two electrically conductive elements so as to surround at least one of said at least two adjacent parts, which have no electrical insulation, of said at least two electrically conductive elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales
    Inventor: Denis Payan
  • Publication number: 20110102097
    Abstract: The invention relates, in particular, to a system for transmitting at least one electric pulse for an apparatus for determining a distribution of charges contained in the thickness of an item (2) made of a dielectric material, said transmission system including a transmitter electrode (1) for transmitting at least one pulse and a generator (3) of said pulse. The system is notable in that said electrode is formed by a transmission line (1) which is substantially level in relation to the item (2) to be analyzed and which includes impedance matching means to keep said impedance substantially constant along said transmission line in the passband of said pulse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventors: Denis Payan, Denis Schwander
  • Publication number: 20110097916
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for preventing the establishment of an electric arc between two adjacent parts, which have no electrical insulation, of at least two electrically conductive elements, comprising at least one piece made of a dielectric material, said device having at least one through-opening for receiving at least one of said at least two electrically conductive elements so as to surround at least one of said at least two adjacent parts, which have no electrical insulation, of said at least two electrically conductive elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventor: Denis Payan
  • Publication number: 20110073349
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device for preventing the establishment of an electric arc between adjacent portions (9) having no electrical insulation of at least two electrically conductive elements (7). According to the invention, the device comprises at least one separating partition (13) made of dielectric material inserted between said adjacent portions (9) of said conductive elements (7), the dimensions of said separating partition (13) being adapted so that the shortest path between said adjacent portions (9), by bypassing said separating partition (13), corresponds to an instability threshold for an electric arc that is likely to be established between said adjacent portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventor: Denis Payan
  • Publication number: 20110061709
    Abstract: The invention relates to a structural element for a solar panel, comprising at least one layer of dielectric material, characterized in that it comprises conductive means, which are in contact with said layer of dielectric material, and an electrical connection means for connecting the conductive means to the earth of said structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventor: Denis Payan