Patents by Inventor Nicolas Chapel

Nicolas Chapel 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: 20200051844
    Abstract: There is provided a device and method for controlling a tightness of at least one transport enclosure for conveyance and atmospheric storage of semiconductor substrates, the transport enclosure including at least two ventilation ports, the device including at least one interface configured to be coupled to the transport enclosure, the interface including at least two connecting heads, at least one connecting head of the heads being formed by a measurement head configured to engage in a ventilation port of the ventilation ports of the transport enclosure, the measurement head including a projecting end piece, opening through at least one aperture, and a peripheral sealing element surrounding the end piece, all of the ventilation ports of the transport enclosure being coupled to the connecting head of the interface. There is also provided a method for controlling the tightness of the transport enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: PFEIFFER VACUUM
    Inventors: Bertrand BELLET, Julien BOUNOUAR, Nicolas CHAPEL
  • Patent number: 9816974
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for measuring particle contamination of a transport carrier for conveying and storing semiconductor substrates at atmospheric pressure, implemented in a measuring station. The measuring method comprises: a step in which the measuring module (5) couples to the rigid casing (2), thereby defining a first measuring volume (V1) between the casing-measuring interface (16) and the coupled rigid casing (2) in order to measure contamination of the internal walls of the rigid casing (2); and a step in which the door (3) couples to the measuring module (5), thereby defining a second measuring volume (V2) between said measuring face (22) and the opposite door (3) in order to measure contamination of the door (3). The invention also relates to an associated measuring station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: ADIXEN VACUUM PRODUCTS
    Inventors: Cindy Thovex, Nicolas Chapel, Bertrand Bellet
  • Publication number: 20150301007
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for measuring particle contamination of a transport carrier for conveying and storing semiconductor substrates at atmospheric pressure, implemented in a measuring station. The measuring method comprises: a step in which the measuring module (5) couples to the rigid casing (2), thereby defining a first measuring volume (V1) between the casing-measuring interface (16) and the coupled rigid casing (2) in order to measure contamination of the internal walls of the rigid casing (2); and a step in which the door (3) couples to the measuring module (5), thereby defining a second measuring volume (V2) between said measuring face (22) and the opposite door (3) in order to measure contamination of the door (3). The invention also relates to an associated measuring station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicant: ADIXEN VACUUM PRODUCTS
    Inventors: Cindy THOVEX, Nicolas CHAPEL, Bertrand BELLET
  • Publication number: 20140100177
    Abstract: The invention concerns a cashew apple extract and a composition comprising a cashew apple extract and optionally a carrier, in particular for use for allowing reduction of body weight gain or limitation of increasing body weight, reduction or limitation of fat storage, of fatty liver, of liver triglycerides level, of hypertriglyceridemia, of glycemia level, of insulinemia, of insulin resistance, and/or of one or several factors of metabolic syndrome.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicants: CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT, DIALPHA
    Inventors: Nicolas Chapel, Max Reynes, Vickram Beejmohun, Manuel Dornier
  • Publication number: 20110096909
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is a mount for a rotating target, roughly disk-shaped and perforated at its center. The mount is made of a material which a structurally hardened nickel-based superalloy. The mount is disk-shaped with a narrower area at its periphery, and the narrow peripheral area and the thick area surrounding the central orifice are separated by a discontinuous area whose slope is between 3° and 10°, with the thickness ratio between the narrow peripheral area and the thick area surrounding the central orifice being between 1.5 and 3. The superalloy is an Inconel that has undergone a structural hardening treatment after machining. At least one of the mount's surfaces is coated with an emissive coating used to discharge heat through thermal radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventors: Catherine Le-Guet, Nicolas Chapel, Cindy Rude