Patents by Inventor Andreas Fuchs

Andreas Fuchs 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: 20140327908
    Abstract: The present invention makes the use of measurement of a diffraction spectrum in or near an image plane in order to determine a property of an exposed substrate. In particular, the positive and negative first diffraction orders are separated or diverged, detected and their intensity measured to determine overlay (or other properties) of exposed layers on the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Marcus Adrianus VAN DE KERKHOF, Maurits VAN DER SCHAAR, Andreas FUCHS, Martyn John COOGANS
  • Patent number: 8848052
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for processing a workpiece, such as a wall, a ceiling, a floor or the like in a building, by means of an appliance which can be moved, in particular an electric tool, wherein the appliance can be moved to at least one predeterminable nominal position. Essentially continuous position identification, in particular by means of optical methods, is carried out for the respective actual position of the appliance and/or of an object which can be moved corresponding to the appliance. The position information, such as the coordinates of the respective determined actual position and/or information relating to any, discrepancy between the nominal position and the actual position, is transmitted wirelessly to the appliance. The respective position information is indicated to the user on the appliance, for manual position control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Marquardt GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Fuchs, Jochen Ganz
  • Patent number: 8840964
    Abstract: Described are 8 aqueous compositions useful for treating textile materials to impart oil- and/or water-repellent properties thereto. The compositions contain inter alia polymers containing perfluoroalkyl groups (RF groups), wherein 55 to 100% of the RF groups contain 6 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Huntsman Textile Effects (Germany) GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Fuchs, Isabella Rettenbacher, Rolf Moors, Walter Nassl, Jürgen Arnold
  • Patent number: 8786825
    Abstract: The present invention makes the use of measurement of a diffraction spectrum in or near an image plane in order to determine a property of an exposed substrate. In particular, the positive and negative first diffraction orders are separated or diverged, detected and their intensity measured to determine overlay (or other properties) of exposed layers on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Marcus Adrianus Van De Kerkhof, Maurits Van Der Schaar, Andreas Fuchs, Martyn John Coogans
  • Publication number: 20140176955
    Abstract: A method for determining overlay error includes measuring asymmetry of radiation reflected from each of a plurality of targets on a substrate. The plurality of targets include a predetermined overlay offset. The method also includes comparing the measured asymmetry of the radiation reflected from each of the plurality of targets to the corresponding predetermined overlay offset of the respective target. Additionally, the method includes determining the overlay error of a point on the substrate as a function of measured asymmetry reflected from the point. The function is determined by fitting a polynomial or a Fourier series to a comparison of the measured asymmetry of the radiation reflected from each of the plurality of targets to the corresponding predetermined overlay offset of the respective target. The function limits an effect of linearity error.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Andreas FUCHS, Maurits Van Der Schaar, Scott Anderson Middlebrooks, Panagiotis Pieter Bintevinos
  • Patent number: 8749786
    Abstract: A method and associated apparatus determine an overlay error on a substrate. A beam is projected onto three or more targets. Each target includes first and second overlapping patterns with predetermined overlay offsets on the substrate. The asymmetry of the radiation reflected from each target on the substrate is measured. The overlay error not resultant from the predetermined overlay offsets is determined. The function that enables calculation of overlay from asymmetry for other points on the wafer is determined by limiting the effect of linearity error when determining the overlay error from the function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Andreas Fuchs, Maurits Van Der Schaar, Scott Anderson Middlebrooks, Panagiotis Pieter Bintevinos
  • Patent number: 8724087
    Abstract: A scatterometer configured to measure a property of a substrate, includes a radiation source configured to provide a radiation beam; and a detector configured to detect a spectrum of the radiation beam reflected from a target (30) on the surface of the substrate (W) and to produce a measurement signal representative of the spectrum. The apparatus includes a beam shaper (51, 53) interposed in the radiation path between the radiation source and the detector, the beam shaper being configured to adjust the cross section of the beam dependent on the shape and/or size of the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Marcus Adrianus Van De Kerkhof, Antoine Gaston Marie Kiers, Maurits Van Der Schaar, Leonardus Henricus Marie Verstappen, Scott Anderson Middlebrooks, Andreas Fuchs
  • Patent number: 8665417
    Abstract: An apparatus measures properties, such as overlay error, of a substrate divided into a plurality of fields. The apparatus includes a radiation source configured to direct radiation onto a first target of each field of the substrate. Each first target (T4G) has at least a first grating and a second grating having respective predetermined offsets, the predetermined offset (+d) of the first grating being in a direction opposite the predetermined offset (?d) of the second grating. A detector is configured to detect the radiation reflected from each first target and to obtain an asymmetry value for each first target from the detected radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Andreas Fuchs, Maurits Van Der Schaar
  • Publication number: 20130313930
    Abstract: The invention relates to a converter system (1, 1?, 1?) for an electric vehicle and in particular a lightweight electric vehicle. The converter system (1, 1?, 1?) has a supporting housing (10, 10?, 10?) for connecting to the vehicle, has an electromechanical energy converter arranged at least partially in the supporting housing (10, 10?, 10?), said electromechanical energy converter having at least one stator (21, 21?) and a rotor (22, 22?) which is rotatable relative to the stator (21, 21?) about a drive axis (7, 40), and has a power transmitting device which connects the rotor (22, 22?) to a connection element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: SWISSMOVE
    Inventor: Andreas Fuchs
  • Patent number: 8565992
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for braking electrically driven vehicles, in particular rail vehicles. In at least one embodiment, the behavior of the brake system is configured directly as a function of the system state, i.e. the operating conditions of the vehicle, such as for example the laden state of the vehicle, temperature of the engines and in particular of the magnets, as well as redundancy requirements, and therefore permit the fully functioning mechanical brake which is present in vehicles nowadays to be eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Andreas Fuchs, Frank Jacobi von Wangelin, Bernd Laska, Lars Löwenstein
  • Patent number: 8551640
    Abstract: The invention relates to a battery pack (1) for electric vehicles or vehicles with an electric hybrid drive. The battery pack (1) according to the invention comprises a battery housing (2) and battery cells, which are arranged within the battery housing (2), are self-contained and are electrically connected to one another in order to achieve a desired terminal voltage. A plurality of battery cells are in each case arranged at a distance from one another in a fastening frame (6) and in each case form cell modules (4). The cell modules (4) are in each case arranged on fastening elements, which pass through the battery housing (2), the fastening elements, being in the form of spacers between the cell modules (4) and, with the battery housing (2), forming a bearing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Hedrich, Sven Augustin, Uwe Paulmann, Andreas Gutsch, Guenter Eichinger, Andreas Fuchs
  • Publication number: 20130233107
    Abstract: The invention relates to a liquid-lubricated gear train having the following characteristics: the gear train has at least two gears, the teeth of which mesh with each other; the gear train has an engagement area, which has an inlet and an outlet; the gear train has a casing wall, which encloses at least one of two gears that work with each other and partially or completely blocks the enclosed interior off from the environment; the casing wall has an outlet in the area of the inlet, wherein said outlet establishes a conducting connection between the interior and the atmosphere; and the distance between the dynamic enveloping circle of the gears and the casing wall is less than the tooth height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventors: Kaspar Freiherr Von Wilmowsky, Andreas Fuchs, Jens Kunze
  • Publication number: 20120288741
    Abstract: A battery assembly (1) comprises a number of electrochemical cells (2), in particular flat battery cells, which are received in a holding means (3), wherein the holding means (3) has at least one fixing plate (4) which at least indirectly adjoins a electrochemical cell (2), wherein, there is a defined surface pressure between a surface (5) of the electrochemical cell (2) and the fixing plate (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: Li-Tec Battery GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Gutsch, Tim Schaefer, Andreas Fuchs
  • Publication number: 20120282506
    Abstract: An electrochemical energy storage device (1) comprising a casing (2), in which a plurality of flat galvanic cells (3) are arranged. Between two adjacent flat galvanic cells is in each case, a flat heat conducting body (4) and/or a flat elastic body (5) arranged. Preferably, the flat galvanic cells, the flat heat conducting bodies and/or the flat elastic bodies exert upon each other at the contact surface areas, a force (11) corresponding to a surface pressing, and the casing has a wall with a structure or with structures (8, 9), in which a heat conducting body (4) engages such, that said heat conducting body may not be shiftable in the direction of the force (11), acting on the contact surface areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: LI-TEC BATTERY GMBH
    Inventors: Claus-Rupert Hohenthanner, Claudia Brasse, Andreas Fuchs, Joerg Kaiser, Andreas Gutsch, Tim Schaefer
  • Publication number: 20120196174
    Abstract: An electrical energy storage cell is provided with: an active part which is equipped and adapted to store electrical energy supplied from the outside and to discharge stored electrical energy to the outside; at least two current conductors which are connected to the active part and are equipped and adapted to supply electric current from the outside to the active part and to discharge electric current from the active part to the outside; and an enclosure, which defines a prismatic basic shape having a substantially cuboid-like outline and encloses the active part in a gas-tight and fluid-tight manner. According to the invention, the enclosure has two flat foil parts and a peripheral seam part connecting the edges of the foil parts, wherein the seam part surrounds the active part in the manner of the frame and has sections of maximum thickness, in which the thickness is uniformly greater than the thickness of the active part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: LI-TEC BATTERY GMBH
    Inventors: Holger Mikus, Andreas Fuchs, Claus-Rupert Hohenthanner, Torsten Schmidt, Mykola Polyakov, Guenter Eichinger, Martin Schneider
  • Patent number: 8233266
    Abstract: Energy storage modules generally include a housing with component parts arranged therein. The component parts are in this case either capacitors, for example double-layer capacitors and/or electrolyte capacitors. According to the invention, a filler is provided in the housing and binds electrolyte liquid occurring in the even of damage or else electrolyte gases. Beds of material with a large specific surface area, such as zeolites or else active carbons, are suitable as fillers. The surfaces are also possibly catalytically coated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Hans Heinrich Ebeling, Walter Ehrhardt, Andreas Fuchs, Markus Matthias Gaudenz, Alexander Hahn, Armin Keβler, Jochen Neutz, Karsten Rechenberg, Manfred Waidhas
  • Publication number: 20120189887
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrical energy storage device comprising a plurality of flat storage cells for storing and discharging electrical energy, having opposing flat current collectors, a plurality of frame elements for maintaining the storage cells, and a clamping means for clamping the cells with the frame elements into a stack. Each storage cell carries at least one measurement or sensor element for measuring at least one physical variable, to which at least one respective cable for transmitting the measurement data is fixed. The frame elements comprise first recesses for receiving the measurement or sensor elements and second recesses connected to the first recesses, the second recesses of the frame elements together forming at least one channel extending over the length of the device for receiving the cables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: Li-Tec Battery GmbH
    Inventors: Claus-Rupert Hohenthanner, Torsten Schmidt, Jens Meintschel, Andreas Fuchs
  • Publication number: 20120177832
    Abstract: Described are 8 aqueous compositions useful for treating textile materials to impart oil- and/or water-repellent properties thereto. The compositions contain inter alia polymers containing perfluoroalkyl groups (RF groups), wherein 55 to 100% of the RF groups contain 6 carbon atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: Huntsman Textile Effects (Germany) GbmH
    Inventors: Andreas Fuchs, Isabella Rettenbacher, Rolf Moors, Walter Nassl, Jürgen Arnold
  • Publication number: 20120033193
    Abstract: An inspection apparatus measures a property of a substrate including a periodic structure. An illumination system provides a beam of radiation with an illumination profile including a plurality of illuminated portions. A radiation projector projects the beam of radiation onto the substrate. A detector detects radiation scattered from the periodic structure and separately detects first order diffracted radiation and at least one higher order of diffracted radiation of each of the illuminated portions. A processor determines the property of the substrate from the detected radiation. The plurality of illuminated portions are arranged such that first order diffracted radiation arising from one or more of the illuminated portions are not overlapped by zeroth order or first order diffracted radiation arising from any other of the illuminated portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Maurits VAN DER SCHAAR, Arie Jeffrey Den Boef, Everhardus Cornelis Mos, Andreas Fuchs, Martyn John Coogans, Hendrik Jan Hidde Smilde
  • Patent number: 8111196
    Abstract: According to various exemplary embodiments, an antenna assembly generally includes one or more antennas, such as a single multi-frequency antenna, first and second stacked patch antennas, etc. The antenna assembly may be operable for receiving signals having different frequencies (e.g., a frequency associated with a satellite digital audio radio service (SDARS), a frequency associated with a global positioning system (GPS), etc.). The antenna assembly may generally include at least one antenna (e.g., a single multi-frequency antenna, first and second stacked patch antennas, etc.) having at least one feed point and tuned to at least one of a first frequency and a second frequency that is different than the first frequency. A low noise amplifier may be in communication with the at least one feed point for amplifying signals having the first frequency and signals having the second received from a signal output. A single communication link may be used for communicating an output signal of the antenna assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Laird Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Cheikh Thiam, Andreas Fuchs, Ayman Duzdar, Chun Kit Lai