Patents by Inventor Jules Gauthier

Jules Gauthier 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: 10328432
    Abstract: There is described a method for heating a sample material in a sample holder, the method comprising receiving the sample holder in a heating chamber of a heating system, the sample holder having at least one sample recipient with the sample material therein; dynamically forming an individual mini microwave cavity around the sample recipient; and applying microwaves generated by at least one microwave generator directly to the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SCP SCIENCE
    Inventors: George Feilders, Arthur Ross, Raymond Guay, Ramin Deban, Jules Gauthier
  • Publication number: 20170320062
    Abstract: There is described a method for heating a sample material in a sample holder, the method comprising receiving the sample holder in a heating chamber of a heating system, the sample holder having at least one sample recipient with the sample material therein; dynamically forming an individual mini microwave cavity around the sample recipient; and applying microwaves generated by at least one microwave generator directly to the sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: George FEILDERS, Arthur ROSS, Raymond GUAY, Ramin DEBAN, Jules GAUTHIER
  • Patent number: 9687851
    Abstract: There is described a method for heating a sample material in a sample holder, the method comprising receiving the sample holder in a heating chamber of a heating system, the sample holder having at least one sample recipient with the sample material therein; dynamically forming an individual mini microwave cavity around the sample recipient; and applying microwaves generated by at least one microwave generator directly to the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: SPC SCIENCE
    Inventors: George Feilders, Arthur Ross, Raymond Guay, Ramin Deban, Jules Gauthier
  • Publication number: 20140360287
    Abstract: There is described a method for heating a sample material in a sample holder, the method comprising receiving the sample holder in a heating chamber of a heating system, the sample holder having at least one sample recipient with the sample material therein; dynamically forming an individual mini microwave cavity around the sample recipient; and applying microwaves generated by at least one microwave generator directly to the sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: George FEILDERS, Arthur ROSS, Raymond GUAY, Ramin DEBAN, Jules GAUTHIER
  • Patent number: 8845983
    Abstract: There is described a heating system for independently heating at least one sample recipient containing a sample, the sample recipient provided in a sample holder, comprising: a heating chamber having at least one opening and adapted to receive the sample holder; at least one microwave generator for generating microwaves; at least one microwave applicator inside the heating chamber connected to the at least one microwave generator, the at least one microwave applicator comprising an oven cavity portion for creating a mini microwave cavity around a single sample recipient in the sample holder, and for applying microwaves generated by the at least one microwave generator directly to the single sample recipient; and a control unit for controlling the at least one microwave generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: SCP Science
    Inventors: George Feilders, Arthur Ross, Raymond Guay, Ramin Deban, Jules Gauthier
  • Patent number: 8759726
    Abstract: There is described a power splitter for directing electromagnetic power comprising: an input port for receiving the electromagnetic power; at least one dielectric element placed inside the power splitter; at least two output ports for outputting the power according to a splitting ratio, the at least two output ports placed on a surface opposite to the input port; and at least one dielectric moving device for positioning the at least one dielectric element between the at least two output ports to dynamically direct the power into the at least two output ports according to the power splitting ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: SCP Science
    Inventors: Art Ross, George Feilders, S├ębastien Roy, Jules Gauthier, Ramin Deban, Cevdet Akyel
  • Publication number: 20130335110
    Abstract: There is provided a test fixture for testing a planar circuit. The test fixture comprises a body adapted to retain therein the planar circuit and to be connected to test equipment. The body provides a transition between the planar circuit and the test equipment and comprises a base member having a first surface and a fixation member having a second surface and connected to the base member through a first connection allowing movement along a first axis of the fixation member relative to the base member, a spacing defined between the first surface and the second surface for retaining therein an end of the planar circuit, the fixation member movable along the first axis relative to the base member for adjusting the spacing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Jules GAUTHIER, Tarek DJERAFI, Ke WU, Andreas PATROVSKY
  • Publication number: 20130119135
    Abstract: There is described herein an active bidirectional tag for use in an RF signaling system for real-time and non-real time localization. The tag has a first antenna that operates at a first frequency and a second antenna that operates at a second frequency. The two antennas allow the tag to perform more than one function concurrently, and to provide different ranges of communication between the two antennas. The tag is low cost, low power, and multi-use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: POLYVALOR, LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
    Inventors: Jules Gauthier, Anthony Ghiotto, Ke Wu
  • Publication number: 20110201127
    Abstract: There is described a heating system for independently heating at least one sample recipient containing a sample, the sample recipient provided in a sample holder, comprising: a heating chamber having at least one opening and adapted to receive the sample holder; at least one microwave generator for generating microwaves; at least one microwave applicator inside the heating chamber connected to the at least one microwave generator, the at least one microwave applicator comprising an oven cavity portion for creating a mini microwave cavity around a single sample recipient in the sample holder, and for applying microwaves generated by the at least one microwave generator directly to the single sample recipient; and a control unit for controlling the at least one microwave generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventors: George Feilders, Arthur Ross, Raymond Guay, Ramin Deban, Jules Gauthier
  • Patent number: 7691092
    Abstract: An ambulatory device for measuring urine flow comprises a portable hand-held container and a handgrip mounted thereto. A flow-measuring device is located in the container, and a means for collecting the data measured by the flow-measuring device is also provided. The parameters of the urine flow in the container are measured by the flow-measuring device and are processed by the aforementioned means for collecting data. The handgrip is pivotally mounted to the container by a double-pivot mechanism for maintaining the container substantially vertical in a number of positions of the handgrip. The flow-measuring device includes a sensor that measures a displacement of an air column related to a variation of pressure due to a variation of a urine level in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: McGill University
    Inventors: Jacques Corcos, Jules Gauthier, Ke Wu
  • Publication number: 20090152262
    Abstract: There is described a power splitter for directing electromagnetic power comprising: an input port for receiving the electromagnetic power; at least one dielectric element placed inside the power splitter; at least two output ports for outputting the power according to a splitting ratio, the at least two output ports placed on a surface opposite to the input port; and at least one dielectric moving device for positioning the at least one dielectric element between the at least two output ports to dynamically direct the power into the at least two output ports according to the power splitting ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventors: Art Ross, George Feilders, Sebastien Roy, Jules Gauthier, Ramin Deban, Cevdet Akyel
  • Publication number: 20080143455
    Abstract: There is described a power splitter for directing electromagnetic power comprising: an input port for receiving the electromagnetic power; at least one dielectric element placed inside the power splitter; at least two output ports for outputting the power according to a splitting ratio, the at least two output ports placed on a surface opposite to the input port; and at least one dielectric moving device for positioning the at least one dielectric element between the at least two output ports to dynamically direct the power into the at least two output ports according to the power splitting ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventors: Art Ross, George Feilders, Sebastien Roy, Jules Gauthier, Ramin Deban, Cevdet Akyel
  • Publication number: 20080071259
    Abstract: A flexible microwave antenna assembly for a surgical ablation instrument capable of conforming to a tissue surface for ablation thereof. The ablation instrument includes a transmission line having a proximal portion suitable for connection to an electromagnetic energy source. The antenna assembly includes a flexible antenna coupled to the transmission line for radially generating an electric field sufficiently strong to cause tissue ablation. A flexible shield device is coupled to the antenna to substantially shield a surrounding area of the antenna from the electric field radially generated therefrom while permitting a majority of the field to be directed generally in a predetermined direction. A flexible insulator is disposed between the shield device and the antenna which defines a window portion enabling the transmission of the directed electric field in the predetermined direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2007
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Inventors: Jules Gauthier, Dany Berube, Hiep Nguyen
  • Patent number: 7301131
    Abstract: A flexible microwave antenna assembly for a surgical ablation instrument capable of conforming to a tissue surface for ablation thereof. The ablation instrument includes a transmission line having a proximal portion suitable for connection to an electromagnetic energy source. The antenna assembly includes a flexible antenna coupled to the transmission line for radially generating an electric field sufficiently strong to cause tissue ablation. A flexible shield device is coupled to the antenna to substantially shield a surrounding area of the antenna from the electric field radially generated therefrom while permitting a majority of the field to be directed generally in a predetermined direction. A flexible insulator is disposed between the shield device and the antenna which defines a window portion enabling the transmission of the directed electric field in the predetermined direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: AFx, Inc.
    Inventors: Jules Gauthier, Dany Berube, Hiep Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20060138122
    Abstract: A flexible microwave antenna assembly for a surgical ablation instrument capable of conforming to a tissue surface for ablation thereof. The ablation instrument includes a transmission line having a proximal portion suitable for connection to an electromagnetic energy source. The antenna assembly includes a flexible antenna coupled to the transmission line for radially generating an electric field sufficiently strong to cause tissue ablation. A flexible shield device is coupled to the antenna to substantially shield a surrounding area of the antenna from the electric field radially generated therefrom while permitting a majority of the field to be directed generally in a predetermined direction. A flexible insulator is disposed between the shield device and the antenna which defines a window portion enabling the transmission of the directed electric field in the predetermined direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2006
    Publication date: June 29, 2006
    Inventors: Jules Gauthier, Dany Berube, Hiep Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20060116673
    Abstract: A flexible microwave antenna assembly for a surgical ablation instrument is capable of conforming to a tissue surface for ablation thereof. The ablation instrument includes a transmission line having a proximal portion suitable for connection to an electromagnetic energy source, and includes a flexible antenna coupled to the transmission line for radially generating an electric field sufficiently strong to cause tissue ablation. A flexible shield device is coupled to the antenna to substantially shield a surrounding area of the antenna from the electric field radially generated therefrom while permitting a majority of the field to be directed generally in a predetermined direction. A flexible insulator is disposed between the shield device and the antenna to define a window portion enabling the transmission of the directed electric field in the predetermined direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2006
    Publication date: June 1, 2006
    Inventors: Jules Gauthier, Dany Berube, Hiep Nguyen
  • Patent number: 7033352
    Abstract: A flexible microwave antenna assembly for a surgical ablation instrument capable of conforming to a tissue surface for ablation thereof. The ablation instrument includes a transmission line having a proximal portion suitable for connection to an electromagnetic energy source. The antenna assembly includes a flexible antenna coupled to the transmission line for radially generating an electric field sufficiently strong to cause tissue ablation. A flexible shield device is coupled to the antenna to substantially shield a surrounding area of the antenna from the electric field radially generated therefrom while permitting a majority of the field to be directed generally in a predetermined direction. A flexible insulator is disposed between the shield device and the antenna which defines a window portion enabling the transmission of the directed electric field in the predetermined direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: AFX, Inc.
    Inventors: Jules Gauthier, Dany Berube, Hiep Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20020193783
    Abstract: A flexible microwave antenna assembly for a surgical ablation instrument capable of conforming to a tissue surface for ablation thereof. The ablation instrument includes a transmission line having a proximal portion suitable for connection to an electromagnetic energy source. The antenna assembly includes a flexible antenna coupled to the transmission line for radially generating an electric field sufficiently strong to cause tissue ablation. A flexible shield device is coupled to the antenna to substantially shield a surrounding area of the antenna from the electric field radially generated therefrom while permitting a majority of the field to be directed generally in a predetermined direction. A flexible insulator is disposed between the shield device and the antenna which defines a window portion enabling the transmission of the directed electric field in the predetermined direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2002
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Applicant: AFX, INC.
    Inventors: Jules Gauthier, Dany Berube, Hiep Nguyen
  • Patent number: 6471696
    Abstract: A medical instrument is disclosed. The medical instrument includes a transmission line suitable for the transmission of electromagnetic energy and an antenna coupled to the transmission line. The antenna is configured for generating an electromagnetic field sufficiently strong to cause tissue ablation. The medical instrument further includes a reflector arranged to be electrically coupled to the transmission line. The reflector is positioned laterally to a first side of the antenna and configured for redirecting a portion of the electromagnetic field to a second side of the antenna opposite the reflector, wherein a majority of the electromagnetic field is directed away from the second side of the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: AFx, Inc.
    Inventors: Dany Berube, Jules Gauthier