Leuven, Belgium

The Leuven Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, was a branch of the Catholic University of Leuven. The faculty traces its history back to its founding in 1432, however it was abolished in 1797 due to the French Revolution. The current faculty was established in 1834, as a part of the Catholic University of Leuven. Following the Belgian Revolution of 1830, which has established the freedom of teaching, this New Catholic University was founded in 1834 in Mechelen by the private initiative of the Belgian bishops. In 1967 the faculty was divided into Flemish and French speaking departments, and they exist today as two separate faculties. Wikipedia.

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Imec and Catholic University of Leuven | Date: 2016-09-09

A solid-state device configured to generate an electric signal indicative of a presence or an absence of a magnetic topological soliton is disclosed. The solid-state device includes a storage element configured to store a magnetic topological soliton. The storage element includes a topological insulator. The storage element also includes a magnetic strip arranged on the topological insulator. The solid-state device also includes a magnetic topological soliton detector configured to generate the electric signal indicative of the presence or the absence of the magnetic topological soliton in a detection region of the storage element. The magnetic topological soliton detector is adapted for detecting a spin-independent difference in tunneling amplitude, a difference in electrical resistance, or a difference in electrical conductivity through the topological insulator in the detection region due to the presence or the absence of the magnetic topological soliton in the detection region.

Imec and Catholic University of Leuven | Date: 2016-05-09

The disclosure relates to a method for verifying a printed pattern. In an example embodiment, the method includes defining sectors of at least a portion of the features in the reference pattern, determining a contour of the printed pattern, and superimposing the contour of the printed pattern on the reference pattern. The method also includes determining surface areas of sectors of the printed pattern that correspond to the sectors of the reference pattern and calculating one or more parameters as a function of at least one of the surface areas, the parameters being related to a single sector or to multiple sectors. The method additionally includes evaluating the parameters with respect to a reference value.

Imec and Catholic University of Leuven | Date: 2016-11-15

A device and method for sorting objects immersed in a flowing medium are disclosed. An example device comprises a holographic imaging unit comprising one or more holographic imaging elements, a fluid handling unit comprising one or more microfluidic channels configured to conduct flowing medium along a corresponding holographic imaging element and at least one microfluidic switch arranged downstream of an imaging region in the microfluidic channel configured to direct objects in the flowing medium into a one of a plurality of outlets. The example device also comprises a processor configured to determine real-time characterizations of holographic diffraction images obtained for the moving objects. The processing unit is further configured to control the at least one microfluidic switch in response to the real-time characterizations.

Imec and Catholic University of Leuven | Date: 2017-01-18

The invention is related to a method for designing a lithographic mask to print a pattern of structural features, wherein an OPC-based methodology may be used for producing one or more simulated patterns as they would be printed through the optimized mask. A real mask is then produced according to the optimized design, and an actual print is made through the mask. To evaluate the printed pattern and the PW on wafer more accurately, experimental contours are extracted from the CD-SEM measurements of the printed pattern. The verification of the mask is based on a comparison between on the one hand the contour obtained from the printed pattern, and on the other hand the intended pattern and/or the simulated contour. A direct comparison can be made between simulation and experiment, without losing all the pieces of info contained in each single CD-SEM picture.

AC Immune SA and Catholic University of Leuven | Date: 2017-03-01

The present invention relates to methods and compositions for the therapeutic and diagnostic use in the treatment of diseases and disorders which are caused by or associated with neurofibrillary tangles, in particular, the invention relates to antibodies, which specifically recognize and bind to phosphorylated pathological protein tau-conformers and to methods and compositions involving said antibodies for the therapeutic and diagnostic use in the treatment of tauopathies including Alzheimers Disease (AD).

Imec and Catholic University of Leuven | Date: 2017-02-22

The invention is related to a method for verifying a printed pattern comprising polygon-shaped features (1-7) as printed by a lithographic tool using a lithographic mask, wherein a number of sectors of features of the pattern are first defined, and wherein the surface area of these sectors is used for calculating one or more parameters that express the print quality of the features, said parameters being suitable for determining a process window. The surface area of the sectors is determined on a contour of the printed pattern, obtainable from an CD-SEM image of the printed pattern. According to preferred embodiments, the parameters are ratios of surface area-based values divided by reference values. The reference values may be determined on the basis of the design intent of a pattern or on the basis of a contour extracted from a simulated print of the pattern.

Vib Vzw and Catholic University of Leuven | Date: 2017-01-18

The present invention relates to antibodies with a specificity for BACE1. More specifically, the invention provides monoclonal antibodies which bind to BACE1 and methods using these antibodies. Said antibodies can be used for research and medical applications.

Imec and Catholic University of Leuven | Date: 2017-01-04

A sensing device comprising: an output area having an output circuit comprising an integrator adapted to integrate a received current so as to generate an output voltage corresponding to the received current; an electrode area comprising: an electrode comprising an exposed, electrically conductive, surface area and electrode circuitry connected to the exposed surface area, wherein the electrode circuitry comprises a voltage-to-current transducer adapted to produce a wire current corresponding to a voltage present at the exposed surface area; and a connecting wire electrically connecting the electrode circuitry to the output circuit, wherein the current received by the output circuit is the wire current.

The patent describes a one-step liquid biphasic catalytic process for converting a carbohydrate-containing feedstock, preferably lignocellulose, to light naphtha (e.g., hexane, pentane, methyl cyclopentane, cyclohexane, etc.) in presence of an acidic reactive aqueous phase and a redox catalyst in the organic extracting/reaction phase. The process provides a cost-effective route for producing light-naphtha components, in presence or not of deoxygenates. The light naphtha components are useful as feedstock for steam and catalytic cracking to produce value-added platform molecules like ethylene and propylene, as precursor for the synthesis of bioaromatics like benzene and as gasoline fuel feedstock, and as fuel additives, (e.g., the concomitantly formed oxygenates) to improve the biological origin of carbon in the fuel.

Rossion B.,Catholic University of Leuven
Trends in Cognitive Sciences | Year: 2014

Electrophysiological recordings on the human scalp provide a wealth of information about the temporal dynamics and nature of face perception at a global level of brain organization. The time window between 100 and 200. ms witnesses the transition between low-level and high-level vision, an N170 component correlating with conscious interpretation of a visual stimulus as a face. This face representation is rapidly refined as information accumulates during this time window, allowing the individualization of faces. To improve the sensitivity and objectivity of face perception measures, it is increasingly important to go beyond transient visual stimulation by recording electrophysiological responses at periodic frequency rates. This approach has recently provided face perception thresholds and the first objective signature of integration of facial parts in the human brain. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.

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