Catholic University of Leuven

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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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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.


Patent
Catholic University of Leuven | Date: 2017-01-18

The invention provides an electric machine comprising a radial bearing (10,11) for supporting a shaft of said electric machine, comprising an inductor (40) having an inductor axle (30), generating a magnetic field having p pole pairs, p being equal to or larger than 1; a motor/generator armature winding (170) having turns (100) arranged around an armature axis (35), magnetically coupled to said magnetic field, and connected to a source in such a manner that a torque is produced when a current is fed into said motor/generator armature winding (170) when said electric machine is a motor or connected to a load in such a manner that a current is produced in said load when said inductor is rotated, when said electric machine is a generator; a bearing armature winding (70) having turns (100) disposed around said armature axis (35), magnetically coupled to said magnetic field, and connected in a closed circuit in such a manner that the net flux variation intercepted by said armature winding (70) when said inductor (40) and said armature winding (70) are in rotation with respect to each other is zero when said inductor axle (30) and said armature axis (35) coincide and is different from zero when said inductor axle (30) and axis (35) do not coincide; a gap (50) between said inductor (40) and said winding (70). Said bearing armature winding (70) comprises p-1 or p+1 pole pairs. In a preferred embodiment, the two windings are combined in one multifunction winding.


Patent
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.


Patent
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.


Patent
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.


Patent
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.


Patent
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).


Patent
Imec and Catholic University of Leuven | Date: 2017-05-03

A method is provided for forming a porous, electrochemically active lithium manganese oxide layer on a substrate, the method comprising: depositing a porous manganese oxide layer on the substrate; providing a Li containing layer on the porous manganese oxide layer; and afterwards performing an annealing step at a temperature in the range between 200C and 400C, thereby inducing a solid-state reaction between the porous manganese oxide layer and the Li containing layer. The method may further comprise, before depositing the porous manganese oxide layer: depositing a seed layer on the substrate. A method of the present disclosure may be used for forming electrode layers of lithium-ion batteries.


Patent
Agfa - Gevaert NV and Catholic University of Leuven | Date: 2017-01-11

A radiation curable composition for preparing a polymeric membrane includes a) a membrane polymer selected from the group consisting of a polysulfone (PSU), a polyether sulfone (PES), a polyether etherketone (PEEK), a polyvinylchloride (PVC), a polyacrylonitrile (PAN), a polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), a polyimide (PI), a polyamide (PA) and copolymers thereof; b) a hydrophobic monomer or oligomer having at least two free radical polymerizable groups independently selected from the group consisting of an acrylate group, a methacrylate group, an acrylamide group, a methacrylamide group, a styrene group, a vinyl ether group, a vinyl ester group, a maleate group, a fumarate group, an itaconate group, and a maleimide group; and c) an organic solvent for the membrane polymer and the hydrophobic monomer. A polymeric membrane and a method for manufacturing the membrane are also disclosed.


Patent
Catholic University of Leuven | Date: 2017-01-04

The present invention relates to diagnosis and/or prognosis of cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular events. A prognostic risk score in relation to the cardiovascular events, more particular after intervention, can be determined by counting the number of deregulated genes (or derived proteins) in their isolated monocytes. Deregulation means low expression of COX1 and/or COX4/1, and/or TFAM, and/or RUNX2.

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