Patents by Inventor Alexander Neumann

Alexander Neumann has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200003613
    Abstract: A 2-D sensor array includes a semiconductor substrate and a plurality of pixels disposed on the semiconductor substrate. Each pixel includes a coupling region and a junction region, and a slab waveguide structure disposed on the semiconductor substrate and extending from the coupling region to the region. The slab waveguide includes a confinement layer disposed between a first cladding layer and a second cladding layer. The first cladding and the second cladding each have a refractive index that is lower than a refractive index of the confinement layer. Each pixel also includes a coupling structure disposed in the coupling region and within the slab waveguide. The coupling structure includes two materials having different indices of refraction arranged as a grating defined by a grating period. The junction region comprises a p-n junction in communication with electrical contacts for biasing and collection of carriers resulting from absorption of incident radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Steven R.J. BRUECK, Alexander NEUMANN, Payman ZARKESH-HA
  • Patent number: 10441173
    Abstract: A system and a related method extract physiological information from remotely detected electromagnetic radiation. The system includes an interface configured for receiving a data stream including image data representing an observed overall region of at least one subject of interest. A partitioning unit defines a plurality of sub regions in the overall region. A classifier classifies the plurality of sub regions into at least one indicative type of region and at least one auxiliary type of region. The at least one indicative type of region includes at least one indicative region of interest at least partially representing the subject of interest. The at least one auxiliary type of region includes at least one reference region. The system further comprises a data processor configured for processing at least one sub region classified as region of interest, thereby obtaining vital information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Caifeng Shan, Alexander Dubielczyk, Andreas Wolfgang Schlack, Rolf Neumann
  • Patent number: 10436769
    Abstract: A method for monitoring breath is provided, comprising: measuring one or more attributes of airflow through an input device, by a flow sensor within the input device, of air blown into said input device by an expelling action of a user; transmitting the attributes of airflow from the input device to a processing device, including a processor and communication terminal; communicating, via the communication terminal, a first state output to the user while the air is blown into said input device; and determining, by the processor of the processing device, whether each of the attributes of airflow is within a respective threshold range. If a respective threshold range is met, the communication terminal communicates a second state output to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Ingo Neumann, Alexander Sarcinelli, Matthias Willner
  • Patent number: 10408673
    Abstract: A 2-D sensor array includes a semiconductor substrate and a plurality of pixels disposed on the semiconductor substrate. Each pixel includes a coupling region and a junction region, and a slab waveguide structure disposed on the semiconductor substrate and extending from the coupling region to the region. The slab waveguide includes a confinement layer disposed between a first cladding layer and a second cladding layer. The first cladding and the second cladding each have a refractive index that is lower than a refractive index of the confinement layer. Each pixel also includes a coupling structure disposed in the coupling region and within the slab waveguide. The coupling structure includes two materials having different indices of refraction arranged as a grating defined by a grating period. The junction region comprises a p-n junction in communication with electrical contacts for biasing and collection of carriers resulting from absorption of incident radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Steven R. J. Brueck, Alexander Neumann, Payman Zarkesh-Ha
  • Publication number: 20190227050
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for long read, label-free, optical nanopore long chain molecule sequencing. In general, the present disclosure describes a novel sequencing technology based on the integration of nanochannels to deliver single long-chain molecules with widely spaced (>wavelength), ˜1-nm aperture “tortuous” nanopores that slow translocation sufficiently to provide massively parallel, single base resolution using optical techniques. A novel, directed self-assembly nanofabrication scheme using simple colloidal nanoparticles is used to form the nanopore arrays atop nanochannels that unfold the long chain molecules. At the surface of the nanoparticle array, strongly localized electromagnetic fields in engineered plasmonic/polaritonic structures allow for single base resolution using optical techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Steven R.J. Brueck, Jeremy Scott Edwards, Alexander Neumann, Yuliya Kuznetsova, Edgar A. Mendoza
  • Publication number: 20190223286
    Abstract: A circuit board (10, 10?, 10?) includes at last one insulating substrate layer (SL1, SL2, SL3, SL4, SL5) and a plurality of electrically conductive copper coats (C1, C2, C3) arranged on the at least one insulating substrate layer (SL1, SL2, SL3, SL4, SL5), wherein at least one of the electrically conductive copper coats (C1, C2, C3) is coated at least on both sides with a layer (HSI, HS2, HS3) made of a material for inhibiting electromigration, wherein on a layer (HS1, HS2) made of a material for inhibiting electromigration a further metal layer (M1, M2, M3, M3?) is provided, which is in turn coated with a further layer (HS3, HS3?) made of a material for inhibiting electromigration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Hubert Trageser, Alexander Neumann
  • Patent number: 10294847
    Abstract: An exhaust gas treatment device (1), for an exhaust system of an internal combustion engine, is equipped with a housing (2). At least one mounting pipe (3), which contains a mounting space (4), is arranged within the housing. At least one cartridge (5) is arranged replaceably in the mounting space (4) and has a cartridge pipe (6) as well as at least one exhaust gas treatment element (7) arranged in the cartridge pipe (6). The cartridge pipe (6) is supported axially under axial prestress at an annular step (9) at least on an axial front side (31) via at least one spring element (27).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Eberspächer Exhaust Technology GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Felix Neumann, Alexander Kauderer, Simon Krammer, Kirill Karelin
  • Patent number: 10229895
    Abstract: An electronic sub-assembly (36) comprising at least one electronic component (14) embedded in a sequence of layers, wherein the electronic component (14) is arranged in a recess of an electrically conductive central layer (16) and directly adjoins a resin layer (12, 20) on each side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: SCHWEIZER ELECTRONIC AG
    Inventors: Thomas Gottwald, Alexander Neumann
  • Patent number: 10184930
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for long read, label-free, optical nanopore long chain molecule sequencing. In general, the present disclosure describes a novel sequencing technology based on the integration of nanochannels to deliver single long-chain molecules with widely spaced (>wavelength), ˜1-nm aperture “tortuous” nanopores that slow translocation sufficiently to provide massively parallel, single base resolution using optical techniques. A novel, directed self-assembly nanofabrication scheme using simple colloidal nanoparticles is used to form the nanopore arrays atop nanochannels that unfold the long chain molecules. At the surface of the nanoparticle array, strongly localized electromagnetic fields in engineered plasmonic/polaritonic structures allow for single base resolution using optical techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Steven R. J. Brueck, Jeremy Scott Edwards, Alexander Neumann, Yuliya Kuznetsova, Edgar A. Mendoza
  • Patent number: 10060904
    Abstract: In accordance with the disclosure, a method of forming a nanochannel is provided. The method includes depositing a photosensitive film stack over a substrate; forming a pattern on the film stack using interferometric lithography; depositing a plurality of silica nanoparticles to form a structure over the pattern; removing the pattern while retaining the structure formed by the plurality of silica nanoparticles, wherein the structure comprises one or more enclosed nanochannels, wherein each of the one or more nanochannels comprise one or more sidewalls and a roof; and partially sealing the roof of one or more nanochannels, wherein the roof comprises no more than one unsealed nanochannel per squared micron.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Steven R. J. Brueck, Yuliya Kuznetsova, Alexander Neumann
  • Patent number: 9927397
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for long read, label-free, optical nanopore long chain molecule sequencing. In general, the present disclosure describes a novel sequencing technology based on the integration of nanochannels to deliver single long-chain molecules with widely spaced (>wavelength), ˜1-nm aperture “tortuous” nanopores that slow translocation sufficiently to provide massively parallel, single base resolution using optical techniques. A novel, directed self-assembly nanofabrication scheme using simple colloidal nanoparticles is used to form the nanopore arrays atop nanochannels that unfold the long chain molecules. At the surface of the nanoparticle array, strongly localized electromagnetic fields in engineered plasmonic/polaritonic structures allow for single base resolution using optical techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Steven R. J. Brueck, Jeremy Scott Edwards, Alexander Neumann, Yuliya Kuznetsova, Edgar A. Mendoza, C. Jeffrey Brinker
  • Patent number: 9913378
    Abstract: Electronic sub-assembly comprising a carrier layer and a mounting area with at least one electronic component, wherein the carrier layer has at least in portions a material with a low coefficient of thermal expansion to adjust the coefficient of thermal expansion of the carrier layer, and wherein at least one compensation layer is provided on the carrier layer adjacent to the installation area, on which compensation layer an electrically insulating, thermally conductive layer and at least one electrically conductive layer are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: SCHWEIZER ELECTRONIC AG
    Inventors: Thomas Gottwald, Alexander Neumann
  • Publication number: 20180024001
    Abstract: A 2-D sensor array includes a semiconductor substrate and a plurality of pixels disposed on the semiconductor substrate. Each pixel includes a coupling region and a junction region, and a slab waveguide structure disposed on the semiconductor substrate and extending from the coupling region to the region. The slab waveguide includes a confinement layer disposed between a first cladding layer and a second cladding layer. The first cladding and the second cladding each have a refractive index that is lower than a refractive index of the confinement layer. Each pixel also includes a coupling structure disposed in the coupling region and within the slab waveguide. The coupling structure includes two materials having different indices of refraction arranged as a grating defined by a grating period. The junction region comprises a p-n junction in communication with electrical contacts for biasing and collection of carriers resulting from absorption of incident radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Steven R.J. BRUECK, Alexander NEUMANN, Payman ZARKESH-HA
  • Publication number: 20180006358
    Abstract: A method for producing a radio frequency transmitting/receiving element comprising at least one radio frequency antenna and at least one radio frequency chip, and to a corresponding radio frequency transmitting/receiving element made by the method. The method comprises the following steps: providing a temporary rigid carrier; applying a conductor pattern structure comprising the antenna structure of the at least one radio frequency antenna and connection contacts—connected thereto via leads—for the at least one radio frequency chip; arranging the at least one radio frequency chip on the connection contacts of the conductor pattern structure; applying an electrically insulating layer on the conductor pattern structure, such that the at least one radio frequency chip is surrounded by the electrically insulating layer; and removing the temporary rigid carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas GOTTWALD, Christian Roessle, Alexander Neumann
  • Patent number: 9766123
    Abstract: A 2-D sensor array includes a semiconductor substrate and a plurality of pixels disposed on the semiconductor substrate. Each pixel includes a coupling region and a junction region, and a slab waveguide structure disposed on the semiconductor substrate and extending from the coupling region to the region. The slab waveguide includes a confinement layer disposed between a first cladding layer and a second cladding layer. The first cladding and the second cladding each have a refractive index that is lower than a refractive index of the confinement layer. Each pixel also includes a coupling structure disposed in the coupling region and within the slab waveguide. The coupling structure includes two materials having different indices of refraction arranged as a grating defined by a grating period. The junction region comprises a p-n junction in communication with electrical contacts for biasing and collection of carriers resulting from absorption of incident radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Steven R. J. Brueck, Alexander Neumann, Payman Zarkesh-Ha
  • Publication number: 20170108375
    Abstract: A 2-D sensor array includes a semiconductor substrate and a plurality of pixels disposed on the semiconductor substrate. Each pixel includes a coupling region and a junction region, and a slab waveguide structure disposed on the semiconductor substrate and extending from the coupling region to the region. The slab waveguide includes a confinement layer disposed between a first cladding layer and a second cladding layer. The first cladding and the second cladding each have a refractive index that is lower than a refractive index of the confinement layer. Each pixel also includes a coupling structure disposed in the coupling region and within the slab waveguide. The coupling structure includes two materials having different indices of refraction arranged as a grating defined by a grating period. The junction region comprises a p-n junction in communication with electrical contacts for biasing and collection of carriers resulting from absorption of incident radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Steven R.J. BRUECK, Alexander NEUMANN, Payman ZARKESH-HA
  • Patent number: 9541374
    Abstract: In accordance with the aspects of the present disclosure, a method and apparatus is disclosed for three-dimensional imaging interferometric microscopy (IIM), which can use at least two wavelengths to image a three-dimensional object. The apparatus can include a first, a second, and a third optical system. The first optical system is disposed to provide a substantially coherent illumination to the 3D object, wherein the illumination is characterized by a plurality of wavelengths. The second optical system includes an optical image recording device and one or more additional optical components characterized by a numerical aperture NA. The third optical system provides interferometric reintroduction of a portion of the coherent illumination as a reference beam into the second optical system. An image recording device records each sub-image formed as a result of interference between the illumination that is scattered by the 3D object and the reference beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Steven R.J. Brueck, Yuliya Kuznetsova, Alexander Neumann
  • Publication number: 20160377590
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for long read, label-free, optical nanopore long chain molecule sequencing. In general, the present disclosure describes a novel sequencing technology based on the integration of nanochannels to deliver single long-chain molecules with widely spaced (>wavelength), ˜1-nm aperture “tortuous” nanopores that slow translocation sufficiently to provide massively parallel, single base resolution using optical techniques. A novel, directed self-assembly nanofabrication scheme using simple colloidal nanoparticles is used to form the nanopore arrays atop nanochannels that unfold the long chain molecules. At the surface of the nanoparticle array, strongly localized electromagnetic fields in engineered plasmonic/polaritonic structures allow for single base resolution using optical techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Steven R.J. Brueck, Jeremy Scott Edwards, Alexander Neumann, Yuliya Kuznetsova, Edgar A. Mendoza
  • Patent number: 9456500
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a conductor structural element, comprising providing a rigid substrate, electrodepositing a copper coating on the rigid substrate, applying a conductor pattern structure to the copper coating, then possibly mounting components, laminating the substrate with at least one electrically insulating layer, detaching the rigid substrate, at least partially removing the remaining copper coating of the rigid substrate in such a way that the conductor pattern structure is exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: SCHWEIZER ELECTRONIC AG
    Inventors: Thomas Gottwald, Alexander Neumann
  • Publication number: 20160161731
    Abstract: In accordance with the aspects of the present disclosure, a method and apparatus is disclosed for three-dimensional imaging interferometric microscopy (IIM), which can use at least two wavelengths to image a three-dimensional object. The apparatus can include a first, a second, and a third optical system. The first optical system is disposed to provide a substantially coherent illumination to the 3D object, wherein the illumination is characterized by a plurality of wavelengths. The second optical system includes an optical image recording device and one or more additional optical components characterized by a numerical aperture NA. The third optical system provides interferometric reintroduction of a portion of the coherent illumination as a reference beam into the second optical system. An image recording device records each sub-image formed as a result of interference between the illumination that is scattered by the 3D object and the reference beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: STEVEN R.J. BRUECK, YULIYA KUZNETSOVA, ALEXANDER NEUMANN