Thales had five patents in 3D printing during Q4 2023.Thales SA filed a patent for a device that controls radiofrequency beams with a specific polarization, using a set of cells within a prism structure. The device allows for polarization-invariant transmission and reflection of beams. Another patent describes a method for custom fitting a standard helmet with an optronic device in front of the user’s eyes, by measuring the user’s head dimensions, creating a custom lining, and placing it inside the helmet. GlobalData’s report on Thales gives a 360-degreee view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Thales grant share with 3D printing as a theme is 0% in Q4 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Device for controlling rf electromagnetic beams according to their frequency band, and manufacturing method (Patent ID: US20230335899A1)

The patent filed by Thales SA describes a device for controlling radiofrequency beams of a specific polarization. The device consists of a set of cells, each comprising a support frame inscribed within a prism and internal interconnections. The support frame includes corner elements with slots on each face of the prism, and the interconnections consist of inductive rods connected to the rims of the frame. These cells are designed for polarization-invariant transmission and/or reflection of radiofrequency beams.

Furthermore, the patent includes multiple claims detailing variations and applications of the device. These claims cover aspects such as the configuration of internal interconnections, the inclusion of capacitive plates and central pillars, the geometric shapes of the support frame, the orientation of the prism axis, and the manufacturing method using 3D printing techniques. The device can be part of an optical system with multiple radiofrequency signal sources, allowing for the reflection and transmission of radiofrequency beams in different frequency bands and propagation directions. Overall, the patent outlines a versatile and innovative device for controlling radiofrequency beams with various potential applications in the field of telecommunications and optics.

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