Patents by Inventor Patrick Debergh

Patrick Debergh 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: 6798935
    Abstract: This switching device comprises at least one cell made up of a moving structure consisting in a flexible cantilever beam (14) and an integral screen (16) attached to said beam, being able to move between two end positions (A, B) and of actuating electrodes (20) for subjecting said structure to forces of attraction to control its movements. The electrodes (20) are located on each side of the beam (14) in such a way as to follow its exact shape when it is in one of its two end positions. A regular movement of the moving structure and a reliable operating of the switching device are thus obtained This invention may be used in optical switching applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: Colibrys S.A.
    Inventors: Claude Bourgeois, Patrick Debergh, Stephan Gonseth, Grégoire Perregaux, Felix Rudolf, Appolonius Van Der Wiel
  • Publication number: 20020118911
    Abstract: This switching device comprises at least one cell made up of a moving structure consisting in a flexible cantilever beam (14): and an integral screen (6) attached to said beam, being able to move between two end positions (A, B) and of actuating electrodes (20) for subjecting said structure to forces of attraction to control its movements The electrodes (20) are located on each side of the beam (14) in such a way as to follow its exact shape when it is in one of its two end positions. A regular movement of the moving structure and a reliable operating of the switching device are thus obtained This invention may be used in optical switching applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2002
    Publication date: August 29, 2002
    Inventors: Claude Bourgeois, Patrick Debergh, Stephan Gonseth, Gregoire Perregaux, Felix Rudolf, Appolonius Van Der Wiel
  • Patent number: 5587580
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optoelectronic sensor for measuring the intensity and the direction of incidence of a light beam, the sensor being of the type comprising a matrix of pixels; an optical system designed to form a light spot on the matrix of pixels; and a signal process for determining the geometrical center of the light spot on the matrix, the signal processor constituted by two arrays of connections between the pixels of the matrix, substantially in radii and in concentric circles, the coordinates of the light spot on the matrix giving an image of the azimuth angle and of the elevation angle of the incident light beam, the device also including circuits associated with the two arrays of connections between the pixels to compute the azimuth and elevation coordinates respectively of the incident light beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1996
    Assignee: CSEM Centre Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique SA
    Inventors: Philippe Venier, Patrick Debergh, Xavier Arreguit
  • Patent number: 5331272
    Abstract: The optical electric current sensor is composed of a birefringent light guide (2) coiled around an electric current conductor (1) and is characterized by a spatial modulation of the magnetic field or of the birefringence of the light guide, along the light guide, at a spatial period equal to a whole number of times the beat length of the guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1994
    Assignee: Centre Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique SA
    Inventors: Olivier Parriaux, Patrick DeBergh, Jean-Pascal Chavanne
  • Patent number: 5280550
    Abstract: A method of coupling an optical fiber to an optoelectronic component including a substrate having an optical waveguide therein, the waveguide opening into a notch formed in or on a first face of the substrate, including the steps of pre-positioning the optical fiber in a groove of an optical fiber support, the groove terminating at a first face of the optical fiber support, positioning the fiber support such that the first face of the substrate and the first face of the fiber support are directly opposite each other, the first faces forming a gap therebetween, and positioning an end of the optical fiber to be in the notch such that the waveguide and the optical fiber are optically aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1994
    Assignee: Centre Suisse D'Electronique et de Microtechnique S.A.
    Inventors: Olivier Parriaux, Patrick Debergh