Patents by Inventor Olivier Thierry Guenat

Olivier Thierry Guenat 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: 20190330579
    Abstract: A cell culturing system includes a docking station, a handling unit, a culturing module and an actuation layer. The culturing module has a culturing well and a culturing membrane separating the culturing well in an apical culturing chamber and a basal culturing chamber. The handling unit removably accommodates the culturing module and the actuation layer. The docking station has a coupling structure for removably holding the handling unit in a predefined position and an actuation feeding channel, wherein, when the handling unit is held by the coupling structure in the predefined position, a first end of the actuation feeding channel is connected to the actuation bore and a second end of the actuation feeding channel is connected to a connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2017
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Olivier Thierry GUENAT, Janick Daniel STUCKI, Marcel AESCHLIMANN, Christophe LÉCHOT
  • Publication number: 20180355299
    Abstract: A device for in-vitro modelling in-vivo tissues of organs that includes a first body portion with at least one access chamber, a second body portion with at least one culturing chamber, and a culturing membrane dividing the at least one access chamber from the culturing chamber. The device further includes a third body portion with at least one actuation chamber having at least one limitation cavity, and an actuation membrane dividing the at least one culturing chamber from the at least one actuation chamber. With the device, a robust actuation system can be provided that does not depend on the mechanical properties of the actuation membrane material, nor on the pressure, and that allows to mimic three-dimensional deformations of the tissue, in particular of lung alveoli.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Olivier Thierry Guenat, Marcel Felder, Andreas Stucki, Janick Daniel Stucki, Thomas Geiser
  • Patent number: 10066198
    Abstract: A device for in-vitro modelling in-vivo tissues of organs that includes a first body portion with at least one access chamber, a second body portion with at least one culturing chamber, and a culturing membrane dividing the at least one access chamber from the culturing chamber. The device further includes a third body portion with at least one actuation chamber having at least one limitation cavity, and an actuation membrane dividing the at least one culturing chamber from the at least one actuation chamber. With the device, a robust actuation system can be provided that does not depend on the mechanical properties of the actuation membrane material, nor on the pressure, and that allows to mimic three-dimensional deformations of the tissue, in particular of lung alveoli.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Universität Bern
    Inventors: Olivier Thierry Guenat, Marcel Felder, Andreas Stucki, Janick Daniel Stucki, Thomas Geiser
  • Publication number: 20160194588
    Abstract: A device (201) for in-vitro modelling in-vivo tissues of organs, comprises: a first body portion (207) with at least one access chamber (213), a second body portion (205) with at least one culturing chamber (221), and a culturing membrane (206) dividing the at least one access chamber (213) from the culturing chamber (221). The device further comprises a third body portion (203) with at least one actuation chamber (220) having at least one limitation cavity, and an actuation membrane (204) dividing the at least one culturing chamber (221) from the at least one actuation chamber (220). With the device according to the invention a robust actuation system can be provided that does not depend on the mechanical properties of the actuation membrane material, nor on the pressure, and that allows to mimic three-dimensional deformations of the tissue, in particular of lung alveoli.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Olivier Thierry Guenat, Marcel Felder, Andreas Stucki, Janick Daniel Stucki, Thomas Geiser