School of Engineering Patents for 2011

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A process and a plant for hydrothermal synthetic natural gas (sng) production from waste biomass
Martin Gassner, François Maréchal, Frédéric Vogel
PSI (2011)
International patent

Assay device and method for performing biological assays
Nicolas Demierre, Donzel Nader, Jose Gil, Philippe Renaud
Biocartis SA (2011)
U.S.A. patent

Coherent anti-stokes raman holography
Zhiwen Liu, Kebin Shi, Demetri Psaltis, Qian Xu
Penn State Research Foundation (2011)
International patent

Resonance compensation in scanning probe microscopy
Daniel James Burns, Georg Ernest Fantner, Kamal Youcef-Toumi
MIT (2011)
International patent

Control device with an accelerometer system
Hooman Dejnabadi, Kamiar Aminian, Nicolas Chauvin
Logitech Europe (2011)
U.S.A. patent

Preparation and use of branched polymers containing hydroxyl and acrylate groups
Harm-Anton Klok, Sanhao Ji, Bernd Bruchmann
BASF (2011)
U.S.A. patent

Elastically deformable sheet with regions of different elastic modulus for stretchable electronics
Stephanie Lacour, Darryl Paul James Cotton, Ingrid Maria Graz
Cambridge Enterprise Limited (2011)
International patent

Substrate for an optoelectronic device
Peter Chabrecek, Hanspeter Meier, Frank Nueesch, Matthias Rosenfelder, Fernando Araujo de Castro
Peter Chabrecek, Hanspeter Meier, Frank Nueesch, Matthias Rosenfelder, Fernando Araujo de Castro (2011)
U.S.A. patent

System and method for determining the composition of an object
Joachim Nüesch, Peter Seitz
CSEM (2011)
U.S.A. patent

Charge pulse detecting circuit
Christian Lotto, Peter Seitz
Christian Lotto, Peter Seitz (2011)
U.S.A. patent

Telemetry system for sensing applications in lossy media
Léandre Bolomey, Francesco Merli, Eric Meurville, Jean-François Zürcher, Anja Kristin Skrivervik
EPFL (2011)
International patent

Cable pusher guiding system, method and device
Yu Wang, Roland Baeriswyl, Jean-Daniel Schmutz, Francesco Mondada, François Rey, François Croisier, Grégoire Terrien, Stefan Burschka, Peter Grüter
Swisscom (2011)
Europe patent

Thermally activated micromirror and fabrication method
Nicolas Abele, Faouzi Khechana, Philippe Renaud
EPFL (2011)
U.S.A. patent

Ultrafast and ultrasensitive novel photodetectors
Jin Young Kim, Ramses Martinez, Francesco Stellacci, Javier Martinez, Ricardo Garcia
Jin Young Kim, Ramses Martinez, Francesco Stellacci, Javier Martinez, Ricardo Garcia (2011)
U.S.A. patent

Sound converter for installation in an ear
Dominik Kaltenbacher, Armin Schäfer, Jonathan Schächtele, Hans-Peter Zenner, Erich Dr. Goll, Ernst Dalhoff, Paul Muralt, Janine Conde
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung (2011)
Europe patent

Compact low noise signal readout circuit and method for operating thereof
Christian Lotto, Peter Seitz, Simon Neukom
Christian Lotto, Peter Seitz, Simon Neukom (2011)
U.S.A. patent

Active multi-gate micro-electro-mechanical device with built-in transistor
Mihai Adrian Ionescu, Daniel Grogg
EPFL (2011)
U.S.A. patent

Adjustable stereotactic device and method for frameless neurosurgical stereotaxy
Jean-Philippe Thiran, Claudio Pollo
EPFL (2011)
U.S.A. patent

Method for limiting epitaxial growth in a photoelectric device with heterojunctions and photoelectric device
Sara Olibet, Christian Monachon, Jérôme Damon-Lacoste, Christophe Ballif
UniNeuch (2011)
U.S.A. patent

Vehicle and method for the independent inspection of hard-to-reach inner spaces
Frederic Rochat, Patrick Schoeneich, Francesco Mondada, Roland Richard Moser
Alstom Technology Ltd (2011)
U.S.A. patent

Fabricating a micromechanical part for mechanical movement of watch, comprises etching the part in substrate, and annealing the part in a reducing atmosphere to cause migration of atoms of the material from sharp edges to make edges round
Jeanneret Sylvain, Rooij Nicolas De
CSEM (2011)
Switzerland patent

Flow control method and device
Michel Bachmann, Alain Jordan, Pierre Fridez, Jean-Charles Montavon, Christian Imbert, Nikos Stergiopulos
Allergan, Inc. (2011)
U.S.A. patent

Microelectromechanical system resonator for microelectromechanical system oscillator used as timebase, has microstructure for electromechanical coupling between vibrating structure and channel to modulate conductivity of conduction element
Ionescu Adrian Mihai, Grogg Daniel, Ayoz Suat
ETA SA MFT HORLOGERE SUISSE (2011)
Switzerland patent

Mems resonator having a transistor and oscillator comprising such a resonator
Adrian Mihai Ionescu, Daniel Grogg, Suat Ayöz
Eta Sa Manufacture Horlogère Suisse (2011)
International patent

MEMS resonator with transistor and oscillator comprising such a resonator
Adrian Mihai Ionescu, Daniel Grogg, Suat Ayöz
ETA SA Manufacture Horlogère Suisse (2011)
Europe patent

Nanofluidic biosensor and its use for rapid measurement of biomolecular interactions in solution and methods
Nicolas Durand, Yannick Fournier, Theo Lasser, Iwan Märki
EPFL (2011)
International patent

Image sensor having nonlinear response
Edoardo Charbon, Luciano Sbaiz, Martin Vetterli, Sabine Susstrunk
EPFL (2011)
U.S.A. patent

Piezoelectric Resonator Operating In Thickness Shear Mode
Evgeny Milyutin, Paul Muralt
Evgeny Milyutin, Paul Muralt (2011)
U.S.A. patent

Containers assembled in fluid and corresponding production
Juergen Brugger, Cristina Martin-Olmos, Alcherio Martinoli, Gregory Mermoud
EPFL (2011)
U.S.A. patent

Block copolymers as thermoplastic elastomers made of polyisobutene blocks and oligoamide blocks
Hannah Maria König, Arno Lange, Holger Frauenrath, Jan Gebers, Emmanuel Chroisier, Liang Su, Katalin Feher, Roman Marty
BASF (2011)
International patent

System and method for examining an object
Christoph Hauger, Werner Nahm, Theo Lasser, Marcel Leutenegger, Erica Martin-Williams, Antonio Lopez
Carl Zeiss Surgical Gmbh (2011)
U.S.A. patent

Method for fabricating an artificial compound eye
Jacques Duparré, Andreas Brückner, Frank Wippermann, Jean-Christophe Zufferey, Dario Floreano, Nicolas Franceschini, Stephane Viollet, Franck Ruffier
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V., EPFL, Université de la Méditerranée - Aix-Marseille II (2011)
Europe patent

Plasmonic waveguides, circuits, and systems
Edoardo Charbon, Mohammad Azim Karami
Technische Universiteit Delft (2011)
U.S.A. patent

Method for Identifying Data Encoded by PPM Modulation, and Receiver for Said Method
Pierre-Andre Farine, Cyril Botteron, Roman Merz
UniNeuch (2011)
U.S.A. patent

Device and method for contacting silicon solar cells
Arthur Büchel, Christophe Ballif
X-Cells S.A. (2011)
International patent

Isochronism corrector for clockwork escapement and escapement provided with such a corrector
Simon Henein, Philippe Schwab
CSEM (2011)
U.S.A. patent

Stimuli responsive membrane
Laurent Lavanant, Harm-Anton Klok
Sensile Pat AG (2011)
International patent

Neural interface
Stephanie Lacour, James Fawcett, James Fitzgerald, Edward Tarte, Steve McMahon
Cambridge Enterprise Limited (2011)
U.S.A. patent

Production and use of polymers comprising hydroxy groups and acrylate groups
Harm-Anton Klok, Sanhao Ji, Bernd Bruchmann, Christine Rösch
BASF (2011)
Europe patent

Miniature lamellar grating interferometer based on silicon technology
Omar Manzardo, Felix Schädelin, Hans Peter Herzig, Wilfried Noell, Rooij Nicolaas De, Steeve Bühler, Christoph Meier
Carag AG (2011)
Europe patent