Patents by Inventor Sylvain Maxime F. Gremetz

Sylvain Maxime F. Gremetz 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: 11369938
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Fouad El Jami, Sylvain Maxime F Gremetz, Clemens Rudolf Horn, Olivier Lobet, Alexis Maury
  • 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
  • Patent number: 11059019
    Abstract: A flow reactor [10] includes a fluidic module [20] having an external surface [22], an internal process fluid path [24], and an input port [I] and an output port [O] connected to the process fluid path [24]. An upstream coupler [30] is connected to the input port [I], and a downstream coupler [40] is connected to the output port [O]. The upstream coupler [30] has a gasket [38] in a gasket groove [36] pressed against the fluidic module [22] and a hollow circular cylindrical post [35] protruding from the upstream coupler [32] and extending into the input port [I]. The downstream coupler [40] has a gasket [48] in a gasket groove [46] pressed against the fluidic module [20] and no hollow circular cylindrical post extending into the output port [O].
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Sylvain Maxime F Gremetz
  • 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: 20200316554
    Abstract: A flow reactor [10] includes a fluidic module [20] having an external surface [22], an internal process fluid path [24], and an input port [I] and an output port [O] connected to the process fluid path [24]. An upstream coupler [30] is connected to the input port [I], and a downstream coupler [40] is connected to the output port [O]. The upstream coupler [30] has a gasket [38] in a gasket groove [36] pressed against the fluidic module [22] and a hollow circular cylindrical post [35] protruding from the upstream coupler [32] and extending into the input port [I]. The downstream coupler [40] has a gasket [48] in a gasket groove [46] pressed against the fluidic module [20] and no hollow circular cylindrical post extending into the output port [O].
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventor: Sylvain Maxime F Gremetz
  • 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: 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: 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8636964
    Abstract: An end-face sealing fluidic connector for fluidic connection and/or interconnection of glass, glass-ceramic and/or ceramic fluidic modules in a microreactor includes a connector body having a circular first end face with a recess for retaining one or more O-rings and a first end section having a circular cylindrical outeT surface and a diameter In the range of from 3 to 25 mm. The outer surface has a circumferential recess dividing the first end section into a proximal portion adjacent the first end face and a distal portion. A retaining ring is seated in the circumferential recess and a protecting ring coinpming a high-compression-strength polymer surrounds the proximal portion of the first end section. A circular cylindrical sleeve surrounds the first end section and the reinforcing and/or protecting ring, the sleeve including a circumferentially extending inside bearing surface for engaging the retaining ring on the distal side thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Pierre Brunello, Paul Louis Florent Delautre, Sylvain Maxime F Gremetz, Olivier Lobet
  • Publication number: 20130034475
    Abstract: An end-face sealing fluidic connector [20] for fluidic connection and/or interconnection of glass, glass-ceramic and/or ceramic fluidic modules [12] in a microreactor [10] and includes a connector body [22] having a circular first end face [26] with a recess [28] for retaining one or more O-rings [30]. The connector body [22] has a first end section [32] having a circular cylindrical outer surface [34] having a diameter [36] in the range of from 3 to 25 mm extending along the connector body [22] from the first end face [26]. The outer surface [34] of the first end section [32] is having a circumferential recess [38] dividing the first end section [32] into a proximal portion [40] adjacent the first end face [26] and a distal portion [42] separated from the proximal portion [40] by the circumferential recess [38].
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventors: Pierre Brunello, Paul Louis Florent Delautre, Sylvain Maxime F. Gremetz, Olivier Lobet
  • Publication number: 20120180884
    Abstract: A microfluidic device (10) includes at least two glass, ceramic or glass ceramic microfluidic modules (20) fluidicaly interconnected and of substantially plate shape defining generally four relatively thin edges (20a, 20b, 20c, 20d) and two opposite relatively large faces (22, 24), each microfluidic module (20) including at least one microfluidic channel (30) defining at least in part a microchamber (32); at least one fluidic inlet (50) and at least one fluidic outlet (60); and said microfluidic modules being tightly interconnected with a fluid duct (120) through at least one tightly holding connector (90) comprising at least one clamping structure or means (95, 97), and is characterized in that the at least one clamping means (95, 97) comprises a joint (150) comprising a spherical shaped member (160) and a cup shaped member (170).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventors: Pierre Brunello, Willard Ashton Cutler, Paul Louis Florent Delautre, Sylvain Maxime F. Gremetz, Ionel Lazer, Olivier Lobet
  • Publication number: 20120045377
    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: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventors: Sylvain Maxime F. Gremetz, Aurelie Guichard, Roland Guicdat, Olivier Lobet
  • Publication number: 20120040448
    Abstract: The present invention deals with microfluidic devices (200) including a microreactor (20) and at least one connector (101) sealed thereon. It also deals with a method for manufacturing such microfluidic devices and to blocks of material suitable as connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: Sylvain Maxime F. Gremetz, Jean-Marc Martin Gerard Jouanno, Olivier Lobet, Stephane Poissy, Ronan Tanguy
  • Publication number: 20100132801
    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: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventors: Mikhail Sergeevich Chivilikhin, Sylvain Maxime F. Gremetz, Roland Guidat, Elena Daniela Lavric, Olivier Lobet, Pierre Woehl