School of Engineering Patents for 2012

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Ir-uwb transmitter
Edmund James Colli-Vignarelli, Catherine Dehollain, Jean-Yves Le Boudec
EPFL (2012)
U.S.A. patent

Cumulant microscopy
Geissbuehler, Stefan; Dellagiacoma, Claudio; Geissbuehler, Matthias; Lasser, Theo
EPFL (2012)
Europe patent

Wearable systems for audio, visual and gaze monitoring
Aude Billard, Basilio Noris, Jean-Baptiste Keller
EPFL (2012)
U.S.A. patent

Microfluidic circuit
Charles Baroud, Rémi Dangla, Francois Gallaire
Charles Baroud, Rémi Dangla, Francois Gallaire (2012)
U.S.A. patent

Plastic composite bumper beam for vehicle
Chihoon Choi, Yohan Hahm, Jan-Anders Manson, Tony Jonsson
EELCEE SA, Hyundai Motor Company (2012)
U.S.A. patent

Microheater-based in situ self-cleaning dynamic stencil lithography
Shenqi Xie, Andreea Veronica Savu, Juergen Brugger
EPFL (2012)
International patent

Color conversion films comprising polymer-substituted organic fluorescent dyes
Holger Frauenrath, Rolando Ferrini, Libero Zuppiroli, Stéphane Suarez, Roman Niklaus Marty, Justin Gerard McMullen, Michael Schär
EPFL (2012)
U.S.A. patent

Ergonomic handle for haptic devices
Ricardo Beira, Hannes Bleuler, Carreras Laura Santos
EPFL (2012)
International patent

Platinum based alloys
Ludger Weber
EPFL (2012)
International patent

Imaging based interferometric pressure sensor
Wuzhou Song, Demetri Psaltis
Wuzhou Song, Demetri Psaltis (2012)
U.S.A. patent

Device comprising electrical contacts and its production process
Christophe Ballif
EPFL (2012)
U.S.A. patent

Rapid quantification of biomolecules in a selectively functionalized nanofluidic biosensor and method thereof
Nicolas Durand, Iwan Maerki, Stéphane Broillet, Annick Mayor, Theo Lasser
Abionic SA (2012)
International patent

Method and apparatus for determining and utilizing a time-expanded decision network
Matthew Silver, Olivier de Weck
MIT (2012)
U.S.A. patent

Light filter and method for using such filter
Andreas Vasdekis, Julien Cuennet, Demetri Psaltis
EPFL (2012)
International patent

Solar cell and its production process
Christophe Ballif, Franz-Joseph Haug, Sean Sweetnam, Thomas Söderström
EPFL (2012)
U.S.A. patent

Mechanically stable coating
Arnaud Tourvieille De Labrouhe, Laurent-Dominique Piveteau, Heinrich Hofmann
Debiotech SA (2012)
U.S.A. patent

Elastic substrates and methods of use in cell manipulation and culture
Helen M. Blau, Penney M. Gilbert, Karen Havenstrite, Matthias P. Lutolf, Klas Erik Gustaf Magnusson, John A. Ramunas
Helen M. Blau, Penney M. Gilbert, Karen Havenstrite, Matthias P. Lutolf, Klas Erik Gustaf Magnusson, John A. Ramunas (2012)
U.S.A. patent

Selective Ion Binding Nanomaterials
Eun seon Cho, Francesco Stellacci, Pietro Cesti, Raffaella Borrelli
Eni Spa, MIT (2012)
U.S.A. patent

Optical fibre optimized for the reduction of nonlinear effects
Luc Thevenaz
EPFL (2012)
International patent

Method and apparatus for determining contextually relevant geographical locations
Jan Otto Blom, Gian Paolo Perrucci, Mats Lönngren, Juha Kalevi Laurila, Niko Tapani Kiukkonen, Julien Eberle, Daniel Gatica-Perez, Raul Montoliu-Colas, Julian Charles Nolan
Nokia Corporation (2012)
International patent

Second harmonic imaging nanoprobes and techniques for use thereof
Periklis Pantazis, Ye Pu, Demetri Psaltis, John H. Hong, Scott E. Fraser
Caltech (2012)
U.S.A. patent

Electric energy conversion system and method for operating same
Stephan Kenzelmann, Alfred Rufer, Yales De-Novaes, Francisco Canales, Drazen Dujic, Manfred Winkelnkemper
ABB (2012)
Europe patent

Surface Wave Enabled Darkfield Aperture
Xiquan Cui, Xin Heng, Changhuei Yang, Axel Scherer, Demetri Psaltis, Guoan Zheng
Caltech (2012)
U.S.A. patent

Mechanically induced trapping of molecular interactions
Stephen R. Quake, Sebastian J. Maerkl
Caltech (2012)
U.S.A. patent

Method and apparatus for enhanced spatial bandwidth wavefronts reconstructed from digital interferograms or holograms
Nicolas Pavillon, Chandra Sekhar Seelamantula, Michael Unser, Christian Depeursinge
Nicolas Pavillon, Chandra Sekhar Seelamantula, Michael Unser, Christian Depeursinge (2012)
U.S.A. patent

Surgical instrument
Jamie Paik, Guillaume Morel, Clément Vidal, Patrick Henri
Jamie Paik, Guillaume Morel, Clément Vidal, Patrick Henri (2012)
U.S.A. patent

Fabricating boron-doped silicon wire for semiconductor structures that are useful in electronic, photonic/photovoltaic devices, by depositing catalyst pads on substrate, and performing catalytic growth of wire in absence of boron precursor
Morin Christine, Faucherand Pascal, Kohen David, Perraud Simon, Tileli Vasiliki
Commissariat Energie Atomique (2012)
France patent

Pulsed light optical rangefinder
Cristiano Niclass, Edoardo Charbon, Mineki Soga, Hiromichi Yanagihara
Toyota Motor Europe Nv/Sa (2012)
U.S.A. patent

Controlling the porosity in an anisotropic coating
Arnaud Tourvieille, Heinrich Hofmann, Laurent-Dominque Piveteau
Debiotech SA (2012)
U.S.A. patent

Location system and corresponding calibration method
Cyril Botteron, Pierre-André Farine, Phillip Tomé
EPFL (2012)
International patent

Location system and corresponding calibration method
Cyril Botteron, Pierre-André Farine, Phillip Tomé
EPFL (2012)
International patent

On-chip phase microscope/beam profiler based on differential interference contrast and/or surface plasmon assisted interference
Xiquan Cui, Xin Heng, Changhuei Yang, Axel Scherer, Demetri Psaltis
Caltech (2012)
U.S.A. patent

Silicon micromechanical part e.g. toothed wheel, for movement of mechanical timepiece i.e. mechanical watch, has two secant surfaces connected with each other by junction, where junction is in form of round stop
Rooij Nicolas De, Jeanneret Syvain, Zikar Michael
CSEM (2012)
Switzerland patent