Patents by Inventor Olivier Lobet

Olivier Lobet 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: 11224851
    Abstract: A plug (10) for plugging a port (P) in a flow reactor comprises a metal guide (12) having first and second ends (14,16) and a wall (18) surrounding a cylindrical interior volume (20) having an opening (22) at the first end (14); a plug body (40) having a first face (42) and an opposing second face (44) and a side surface (46) and positioned partially within the interior volume (20) with the first face (42) protruding from the opening (22); wherein the plug body (40) comprises a chemically resistant first polymer constituting at least the first face (42) and a thermally resistant second polymer constituting at least the second face (44) and at least a portion of the side surface (46).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Sylvain Maxime F Gremetz, Olivier Lobet, Alexis Maury
  • Publication number: 20210146328
    Abstract: A plug (10) for plugging a port (P) in a flow reactor comprises a metal guide (12) having first and second ends (14,16) and a wall (18) surrounding a cylindrical interior volume (20) having an opening (22) at the first end (14); a plug body (40) having a first face (42) and an opposing second face (44) and a side surface (46) and positioned partially within the interior volume (20) with the first face (42) protruding from the opening (22); wherein the plug body (40) comprises a chemically resistant first polymer constituting at least the first face (42) and a thermally resistant second polymer constituting at least the second face (44) and at least a portion of the side surface (46).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Sylvain Maxime F Gremetz, Olivier Lobet, Alexis Maury
  • Publication number: 20200016568
    Abstract: A flow reactor has a fluidic module with a first major outer surface. The module contains a fluid passage and has a transmittance through the first major outer surface to the fluid passage of at least 20% over a range of wavelengths. The reactor has an illumination module comprising one or more radiation sources, which can emit within the range, positioned within an enclosure. The enclosure has a back wall and a side wall and an opening opposite the back wall. An edge of the side wall surrounds the opening. The illumination module is positioned such that the opening of the illumination module faces the first major outer surface of the fluidic module. The side wall comprises a telescoping portion such that a distance from the back wall of the enclosure to the edge of the side wall is adjustable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Fouad El Jami, Sylvain Maxime F Gremetz, Clemens Rudolf Horn, Olivier Lobet, Alexis Maury
  • Patent number: 10328409
    Abstract: A method of performing a reaction is disclosed comprising flowing a reaction mixture (50) comprising HF past a compression seal (40) within a flow reactor (20), wherein the compression seal (40) includes an O-ring or gasket (30, 32) and where the O-ring or gasket (30, 32) comprises fluoroelastomer (to include fluoroelastomers and perfluoroelastomers), while maintaining the reaction mixture comprising HF at a temperature of 50° C. or greater [generally at a temperature in the range of from 50° C. and greater (60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 120, 150, and 180° C.) up to 220° C.], using O-rings or gaskets (30, 32) that comprise a fluoroelastomer having a pre-use tensile strength in the range of from 0.1 to 14 MPa measured according to IS037, and desirably further having a compressive set in the range of from 0 to 12% measured according to IS0815.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Khaled Layouni, Olivier Lobet
  • Patent number: 10183269
    Abstract: A flow reactor fluidic module (12) includes a reactant fluid module (20) having an internal process fluid passage (22) and a first major planar outer surface (24a) and a thermal resistance R between the internal process fluid passage (22) and the first major planar surface (24); a thermal control fluid module (30) having an internal thermal control fluid passage (32) and a second major planar outer surface (34a); a holding structure (50) holding the reactant fluid module (20) and the thermal control fluid module (30); and a gap (25) separating the first major planar surface (24a) from the second major planar surface (34a). The gap (25) comprises an interchangeable or replaceable substance or sheet (26) having a thermal resistance G across the gap (25), wherein G is not equal to R.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Sylvain Maxime F Gremetz, Elena Daniela Lavric, Olivier Lobet
  • Patent number: 10124313
    Abstract: A modular photochemical reactor system having a plurality of fluidic modules each having i) a central planar process fluid layer and ii) two outer planar thermal control fluid layers for containing flowing thermal control fluid and a plurality of illumination modules, the illumination modules of the plurality each having a planar form with first and second major surfaces and each having at least a first array of semiconductor emitters, the emitters positioned to emit from or through the first major surface, wherein the first array of semiconductor emitters has at least a first emitter and a second emitter, the first emitter capable of emitting at a first center wavelength and the second emitter capable of emitting at a second center wavelength, the first and second center wavelengths differing from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Sylvain Maxime F Gremetz, Clemens Rudolf Horn, Olivier Lobet
  • Publication number: 20180311641
    Abstract: A flow reactor fluidic module (12) includes a reactant fluid module (20) having an internal process fluid passage (22) and a first major planar outer surface (24a) and a thermal resistance R between the internal process fluid passage (22) and the first major planar surface (24); a thermal control fluid module (30) having an internal thermal control fluid passage (32) and a second major planar outer surface (34a); a holding structure (50) holding the reactant fluid module (20) and the thermal control fluid module (30); and a gap (25) separating the first major planar surface (24a) from the second major planar surface (34a). The gap (25) comprises an interchangeable or replaceable substance or sheet (26) having a thermal resistance G across the gap (25), wherein G is not equal to R.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Sylvain Maxime F Gremetz, Elena Daniela Lavric, Olivier Lobet
  • Patent number: 10046303
    Abstract: A plate-type flow reactor device with a first plate (20) having first and second opposing surfaces (22, 24) and one or more through-holes (26); a second plate sealed against the first surface (22) by at least two first O-rings (50); a third plate (40) sealed against the second surface (24) by at least one second O-ring (60); two or more first elongated channels (70) defined between the first surface (22) and the second plate and one or more second elongated channels (80) defined between the second surface (24) and the third plate, wherein each first channel communicates with the at least one second channel (80) via one or more of the through-holes (26) through the first plate (20), and said one first channel (70a) communicates with another first channel (70b) of the two or more first channels (70) only via said at least one second channel (80), and each first channel (70) is individually surrounded by at least one of the first O-rings (50) and the at least one second is individually surrounded by the at least
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Roland Guidat, Olivier Lobet, Alexis Maury
  • Patent number: 10046295
    Abstract: A method for scale-up of a micro reactor process from lab to production scale comprises using a wall material for a lab reactor having thermal conductivity ?3 W/m·K, and using a wall material for a production reactor having thermal conductivity ?5 W/m·K. Desirably, flow velocity is kept constant, and the height of the production-scale process channel is determined by: H G = 2 × ( A + B ? W + 1 C × ( D h ) ( b - 1 ) ) - 1 h = H G ? ? 0 wherein A B and C are constants; HG is the overall volumetric heat transfer coefficient, Dh is the hydraulic diameter, ?W is the thermal conductivity of the wall, b is the empirically determined power to which the Reynolds number is raised in the equation for the Nusselt criteria (Nu=a·RebPrc) for the type of flow used, and h is the height of the channel, all in the production-scale process; and HG0 is the overall volumetric heat transfer coefficient in the lab-scale process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Roland Guidat, Olivier Lobet, Pierre Woehl
  • Publication number: 20180104665
    Abstract: A method of performing a reaction is disclosed comprising flowing a reaction mixture (50) comprising HF past a compression seal (40) within a flow reactor (20), wherein the compression seal (40) includes an O-ring or gasket (30, 32) and where the O-ring or gasket (30, 32) comprises fluoroelastomer (to include fluoroelastomers and perfluoroelastomers), while maintaining the reaction mixture comprising HF at a temperature of 50° C. or greater [generally at a temperature in the range of from 50° C. and greater (60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 120, 150, and 180° C.) up to 220° C.], using O-rings or gaskets (30, 32) that comprise a fluoroelastomer having a pre-use tensile strength in the range of from 0.1 to 14 MPa measured according to IS037, and desirably further having a compressive set in the range of from 0 to 12% measured according to IS0815.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Khaled Layouni, Olivier Lobet
  • Patent number: 9827549
    Abstract: In one aspect the invention relates to reactors and a reactor system that include multiple microstructures each having a first edge and a second edge and an entrance side (18) and including an entrance port (22) and one or more other ports through the entrance side with all of the ports through the entrance side (32a, 32b) arranged in a standard pattern and closer to the first edge than the second edge. Desirably, the entrance port (22) and an exit port (24) are concentric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Sylvain Maxime F Gremetz, Aurelie Guichard, Roland Guidat, Olivier Lobet, Stephane Poissy, Pierre Woehl
  • Publication number: 20170173553
    Abstract: A modular photochemical reactor system comprises a plurality of fluidic modules (20) each having i) a central planar process fluid layer (30) and ii) two outer planar thermal control fluid layers (40) for containing flowing thermal control fluid and a plurality of illumination modules (50), the illumination modules (50) of said plurality each having a planar form with first and second major surfaces (52, 54) and each comprising at least a first array (60) of semiconductor emitters (70), said emitters (70) positioned to emit from or through the first major surface (52), wherein said first array (60) of semiconductor emitters (70) comprises at least a first emitter (72) and a second emitter (74), the first emitter (72) capable of emitting at a first center wavelength and the second emitter (74) capable of emitting at a second center wavelength, said first and second center wavelengths differing from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Sylvain Maxime F GREMETZ, Clemens Rudolf HORN, Olivier LOBET
  • Patent number: 9446378
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an assembled stack of fluidic modules comprising at least first and second fluidic modules assembled in a stacked configuration. The first fluidic module has first and second major planar surfaces and encloses a first fluidic passage extending therethrough from a first passage entrance to a first passage exit with the first passage exit located on the second major planar surface of the first fluidic module. The second fluidic module also has first and second major planar surfaces and encloses a second fluidic passage extending therethrough from a second passage entrance to a second passage exit, with the second passage entrance located on the first major planar surface of the second fluidic module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Thierry Luc Alain Dannoux, Sylvain Maxime F. Gremetz, Olivier Lobet, Ronan Tanguy
  • Publication number: 20160067671
    Abstract: A plate-type flow reactor device with a first plate (20) having first and second opposing surfaces (22, 24) and one or more through-holes (26); a second plate sealed against the first surface (22) by at least two first O-rings (50); a third plate (40) sealed against the second surface (24) by at least one second O-ring (60); two or more first elongated channels (70) defined between the first surface (22) and the second plate and one or more second elongated channels (80) defined between the second surface (24) and the third plate, wherein each first channel communicates with the at least one second channel (80) via one or more of the through-holes (26) through the first plate (20), and said one first channel (70a) communicates with another first channel (70b) of the two or more first channels (70) only via said at least one second channel (80), and each first channel (70) is individually surrounded by at least one of the first O-rings (50) and the at least one second is individually surrounded by the at least
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: Roland Guidat, Olivier Lobet, Alexis Maury
  • Patent number: 9233372
    Abstract: Embodiments of hybrid microfluidic assemblies comprise at least one microstructure that is formed of transparent material and is substantially free of non-transparent material and further comprise at least one microstructure that is formed of non-transparent material and is substantially free of transparent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Roland Guidat, Olivier Lobet, Paulo Gaspar Jorge Marques, Pierre Woehl
  • Patent number: 9126202
    Abstract: A modular mounting and connection or interconnection system for microfluidic devices (20) includes a plurality of end-butting compression-sealing fluid connectors or adapters (32), and one or more clamping structures (54, 56) each structured to hold one of the fluid connectors (32) in compression against a planar surface of a microfluidic device (20), and to press against the device, on another directly opposing planar surface thereof, either a contact pad (48) or another of the fluid connectors (32), with each clamping structure (54,56) including an individually moveable compression-providing element such as a compression screw (36) structured to provide a controlled amount of compression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Olivier Lobet, Paul Delautre
  • Patent number: 8951485
    Abstract: A microreactor includes a plurality of interconnected microstructures arranged in m process units with the process units configured to be operable together in parallel. Each of the m process units has a number n of respective process fluid inlets, wherein a number y of the n respective process fluid inlets are connected individually to respective non-manifolded fluid pumps, and wherein a number n minus y of the n respective process fluid inlets are connected to a respective manifolded fluid pump via a manifold, wherein y is an integer from 1 to n?1 inclusive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Mikhail Sergeevich Chivilikhin, Sylvain Maxime F Gremetz, Roland Guidat, Elena Daniela Lavric, Olivier Lobet, Pierre Woehl
  • Publication number: 20140369902
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an assembled stack of fluidic modules comprising at least first and second fluidic modules assembled in a stacked configuration. The first fluidic module has first and second major planar surfaces and encloses a first fluidic passage extending therethrough from a first passage entrance to a first passage exit with the first passage exit located on the second major planar surface of the first fluidic module. The second fluidic module also has first and second major planar surfaces and encloses a second fluidic passage extending therethrough from a second passage entrance to a second passage exit, with the second passage entrance located on the first major planar surface of the second fluidic module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Thierry Luc Alain Dannoux, Sylvain Maxime F. Gremetz, Olivier Lobet, Ronan Tanguy
  • Publication number: 20140182687
    Abstract: Embodiments of hybrid microfluidic assemblies comprise at least one microstructure that is formed of transparent material and is substantially free of non-transparent material and further comprise at least one microstructure that is formed of non-transparent material and is substantially free of transparent material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Roland Guidat, Olivier Lobet, Paulo Gasper Jorge Marques, Pierre Woehl
  • Publication number: 20140115871
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for the seamless scale-up of a micro reactor process, to transfer lab test to a pilot or production unit, the process comprising the steps of using a wall material for the lab reactor with a thermal conductivity lower than 3 W/m-K, and using a wall material for the production reactor with a thermal conductivity higher than 5 W/m-K.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: Roland Guidat, Olivier Lobet, Pierr Woehl