Patents by Inventor Bernhard Jakoby

Bernhard Jakoby 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).

  • Patent number: 11320586
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, a bandpass transmission filter having a center wavelength of transmission includes: a waveguide structure comprising a grating structure having changing grating pitch values configured to diffract radiation in the waveguide structure having a first wavelength lower than the center wavelength of transmission, and configured to reflect radiation in the waveguide structure having a second wavelength higher than the center wavelength of transmission; and a radiation absorbing structure configured to absorb radiation guided by the waveguide structure having a third wavelength higher than the second wavelength, wherein the radiation absorbing structure is an integrated part of the waveguide structure or comprises a layer arranged adjacent to the waveguide structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Andreas Tortschanoff, Cristina Consani, Thomas Grille, Bernhard Jakoby, Christian Ranacher
  • Patent number: 11322911
    Abstract: An emitter for emitting electromagnetic radiation includes a first region for thermally generating electromagnetic radiation, wherein the first region includes a first photonic crystal of the type having a first periodical structure with first holes having a first dimension and being at a first periodicity, so as to define a first dimension-to-periodicity ratio; and a second region for filtering the electromagnetic radiation generated in the first region, wherein the second region includes a second photonic crystal of the type having a second periodical structure with second holes having a second dimension and being at a second periodicity, so as to define a second dimension-to-periodicity ratio, wherein the second dimension-to-periodicity ratio is different from the first dimension-to-periodicity ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Banafsheh Abasahl, Cristina Consani, Thomas Grille, Bernhard Jakoby, Reyhaneh Jannesari, Andreas Tortschanoff
  • Patent number: 11156512
    Abstract: A strain gauge and a metal strip having such a strain gauge, which has a first measuring grid, a second measuring grid, and a substrate on which these two measuring grids are positioned in a common plane. In order to enable achievement of an inexpensive strain gauge whose measurement results can be robustly compensated for in relation to a temperature disturbance variable, it is proposed that the multi-layer substrate have a metallic layer and an electrically insulating layer onto which electrically insulating layer these two measuring grids consisting of a piezoresistive material are printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: voestalpine Stahl GmbH
    Inventors: Gerald Ossberger, Norbert Gstöttenbauer, Bernhard Jakoby, Wolfgang Hilber, Johannes Sell, Herbert Enser
  • Patent number: 11067500
    Abstract: Techniques (e.g., implemented in devices, methods and/or in non-transitory storage units) are used for confining wavelengths, e.g., using a pillar photonic crystal. A semiconductor device includes a pillar photonic crystal including a structure and a plurality of pillars extending from the structure in a height direction, wherein the plurality of pillars form at least one waveguide for electromagnetic radiation at a specific wavelength, the at least one waveguide extending in at least one planar direction, wherein the structure includes a confining layer in doped semiconductor material to support propagation of surface plasmon polaritons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Banafsheh Abasahl, Anisuzzaman Boni, Thomas Grille, Bernhard Jakoby, Reyhaneh Jannesari
  • Patent number: 11056637
    Abstract: A metal strip and a coil coating process for multilayer coating of an endless metal strip are disclosed in which a curable polymer primer is applied to a flat side of the metal strip with the aid of a roller application in order to form an electrically insulating primer layer, a curable polymer varnish is applied to this primer layer with the aid of a roller application and cured in order to form an electrically insulating varnish layer, and at least one electric conductor layer is printed at least in some areas between the primer layer and the varnish layer. In order to enable a stable and inexpensive electrical functionalization of a metal strip, it is proposed that an electrically polarizable layer be applied to at least some regions of the electric conductor layer and that the electric conductor layer and electrically polarizable layer be applied by means of a wet-on-wet process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: voestalpine Stahl GmbH
    Inventors: Michaela Schatzl-Linder, Bernhard Jakoby, Wolfgang Hilber, Johannes Sell, Herbert Enser, Siegfried Bauer, Markus Krause
  • Publication number: 20200319095
    Abstract: Techniques (e.g., implemented in devices, methods and/or in non-transitory storage units) are used for confining wavelengths, e.g., using a pillar photonic crystal. A semiconductor device includes a pillar photonic crystal including a structure and a plurality of pillars extending from the structure in a height direction, wherein the plurality of pillars form at least one waveguide for electromagnetic radiation at a specific wavelength, the at least one waveguide extending in at least one planar direction, wherein the structure includes a confining layer in doped semiconductor material to support propagation of surface plasmon polaritons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Banafsheh Abasahl, Anisuzzaman Boni, Thomas Grille, Bernhard Jakoby, Reyhaneh Jannesari
  • Publication number: 20200313396
    Abstract: An emitter for emitting electromagnetic radiation includes a first region for thermally generating electromagnetic radiation, wherein the first region includes a first photonic crystal of the type having a first periodical structure with first holes having a first dimension and being at a first periodicity, so as to define a first dimension-to-periodicity ratio; and a second region for filtering the electromagnetic radiation generated in the first region, wherein the second region includes a second photonic crystal of the type having a second periodical structure with second holes having a second dimension and being at a second periodicity, so as to define a second dimension-to-periodicity ratio, wherein the second dimension-to-periodicity ratio is different from the first dimension-to-periodicity ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Banafsheh Abasahl, Cristina Consani, Thomas Grille, Bernhard Jakoby, Reyhaneh Jannesari, Andreas Tortschanoff
  • Publication number: 20200309686
    Abstract: A fluid sensor includes a substrate having a top main surface region, wherein the top main surface region of the substrate forms a common system plane of the fluid sensor, a thermal radiation emitter on the top main surface region of the substrate, an optical filter structure on the top main surface region of the substrate, a waveguide on the main top surface region of the substrate, and a thermal radiation detector on the top main surface region of the substrate, wherein the thermal radiation detector provides a detector output signal based on a radiation strength of the filtered thermal radiation received from the waveguide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Grille, Cristina Consani, Peter Irsigler, Bernhard Jakoby, Thomas Krotscheck Ostermann, Gerald Puehringer, Christian Ranacher, Andreas Tortschanoff
  • Publication number: 20200284956
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, a bandpass transmission filter having a center wavelength of transmission includes: a waveguide structure comprising a grating structure having changing grating pitch values configured to diffract radiation in the waveguide structure having a first wavelength lower than the center wavelength of transmission, and configured to reflect radiation in the waveguide structure having a second wavelength higher than the center wavelength of transmission; and a radiation absorbing structure configured to absorb radiation guided by the waveguide structure having a third wavelength higher than the second wavelength, wherein the radiation absorbing structure is an integrated part of the waveguide structure or comprises a layer arranged adjacent to the waveguide structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Andreas Tortschanoff, Cristina Consani, Thomas Grille, Bernhard Jakoby, Christian Ranacher
  • Publication number: 20200229310
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method are disclosed for producing an electric terminal contact on a coated sheet, whose coating has at least one electric conductor path covered by an electrical insulation layer, in which apparatus and method a recess is produced extending through the insulation layer at least to the electrical conductor path and in this recess, an electrically conductive contact element is provided, one end of which is electrically connected to the conductor path and at the other end of which forms the electrical terminal contact. In order to increase the reproducibility, the proposal is made for the recess to be produced with the aid of a hollow needle, which is advanced in the direction toward the conductor path and which, as it is withdrawn from the recess, introduces an electrically conductive, viscous compound into this recess in order to produce the contact element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Peter ATZMÜLLER, Roland BRAIDT, Bernhard JAKOBY, Wolfgang HILBER, Johannes SELL, Herbert ENSER
  • Publication number: 20200191666
    Abstract: A strain gauge and a metal strip having such a strain gauge, which has a first measuring grid, a second measuring grid, and a substrate on which these two measuring grids are positioned in a common plane. In order to enable achievement of an inexpensive strain gauge whose measurement results can be robustly compensated for in relation to a temperature disturbance variable, it is proposed that the multi-layer substrate have a metallic layer and an electrically insulating layer onto which electrically insulating layer these two measuring grids consisting of a piezoresistive material are printed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Gerald OSSBERGER, Norbert GSTÖTTENBAUER, Bernhard JAKOBY, Wolfgang HILBER, Johannes SELL, Herbert ENSER
  • Publication number: 20190378969
    Abstract: A metal strip and a coil coating process for multilayer coating of an endless metal strip are disclosed in which a curable polymer primer is applied to a flat side of the metal strip with the aid of a roller application in order to form an electrically insulating primer layer, a curable polymer varnish is applied to this primer layer with the aid of a roller application and cured in order to form an electrically insulating: varnish layer, and at least one electric conductor layer is printed at least in some areas between the primer layer and the varnish layer. In order to enable a stable and inexpensive electrical functionalization of a metal strip, it is proposed that an electrically polarizable layer be applied to at least some regions of the electric conductor layer and that the electric conductor layer and electrically polarizable layer be applied by means of a wet-in-wet process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: Voestalpine Stahl GmbH
    Inventors: Michaela SCHATZL-LINDER, Bernhard JAKOBY, Wolfgang HILBER, Johannes SELL, Herbert ENSER, Siegfried BAUER, Markus KRAUSE
  • Patent number: 10461203
    Abstract: A semiconductor device comprises a plurality of quantum structures comprising predominantly germanium. The plurality of quantum structures are formed on a first semiconductor layer structure. The quantum structures of the plurality of quantum structures have a lateral dimension of less than 15 nm and an area density of at least 8×1011 quantum structures per cm2. The plurality of quantum structures are configured to emit light with a light emission maximum at a wavelength of between 2 ?m and 10 ?m or to absorb light with a light absorption maximum at a wavelength of between 2 ?m and 10 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Infineon Technologie AG
    Inventors: Stefan Clara, Thomas Grille, Ursula Hedenig, Peter Irsigler, Bernhard Jakoby, Ventsislav M. Lavchiev, Thomas Ostermann, Thomas Popp
  • Patent number: 10388455
    Abstract: A coil coating method for multilayer coating of a continuous metal strip, which is disposed in the strip passage, in which on a flat side of the metal strip, a curable polymer primer is applied by means of a roller application and cured in order to form an electrically insulating primer layer and a curable polymer varnish is applied onto said primer layer by means of roller application and cured in order to form an electrically insulating varnish layer, wherein at least one at least electrically conductive conductor track is printed on at least some areas between the primer layer and the varnish layer is proposed. In order to increase the reproducibility of the coil coating method, it is proposed that the conductor track be printed on some areas of the pre-cured primer layer and that the conductor track and varnish be applied using a wet-on-wet process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: voestalpine Stahl GmbH
    Inventors: Michaela Schatzl-Linder, Bernhard Strauss, Johannes Sell, Herbert Enser, Wolfgang Hilber, Bernhard Jakoby
  • Patent number: 10345227
    Abstract: A sensor system having coupling structures is disclosed. The system includes an input coupling structure, an interaction region, and an output coupling structure. The input coupling structure is configured to receive emitted light at a selected coupling efficiency and may provide filtering of the emitted light for a selected wavelength. The interaction region is coupled to the input coupling structure and configured to interact the light from the input coupling structure with a specimen. The output coupling structure is coupled to the interaction region and configured to provide interacted light from the interaction region to the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Ventsislav Lavchiev, Thomas Grille, Ursula Hedenig, Bernhard Jakoby
  • Publication number: 20190204511
    Abstract: Plasmonic and photonic wavelength separation structures are provided for guiding plasmonic wave signals and electromagnetic signals, respectively. A separation structure includes an input waveguide configured to guide a first wave signal, an output waveguide configured to guide a second wave signal; and a resonator structure that includes a closed loop pathway and is configured to receive a portion of the first wave signal from the input waveguide by coupling and to provide the second wave signal to the output waveguide based on the portion of the first wave signal by coupling. The input waveguide, the resonator structure and the output waveguide each comprise a wave guiding material for guiding the first wave signal and the second wave signal. The wave guiding material for the plasmonic wavelength separation structure may be a plasmonic wave guiding material. The wave guiding material for the photonic wavelength separation structure may be a semiconductor material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Infineon Technologies Austria AG
    Inventors: Thomas GRILLE, Ursula HEDENIG, Bernhard JAKOBY, Ventsislav M. LAVCHIEV
  • Publication number: 20180247763
    Abstract: A coil coating method for multilayer coating of a continuous metal strip, which is disposed in the strip passage, in which on a flat side of the metal strip, a curable polymer primer is applied by means of a roller application and cured in order to form an electrically insulating primer layer and a curable polymer varnish is applied onto said primer layer by means of roller application and cured in order to form an electrically insulating varnish layer, wherein at least one at least electrically conductive conductor track is printed on at least some areas between the primer layer and the varnish layer is proposed. In order to increase the reproducibility of the coil coating method, it is proposed that the conductor track be printed on some areas of the pre-cured primer layer and that the conductor track and varnish be applied using a wet-on-wet process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Michaela Schatzl-Linder, Bernhard Strauss, Johannes Sell, Herbert Enser, Wolfgang Hilber, Bernhard Jakoby
  • Publication number: 20180212085
    Abstract: A semiconductor device comprises a plurality of quantum structures comprising predominantly germanium. The plurality of quantum structures are formed on a first semiconductor layer structure. The quantum structures of the plurality of quantum structures have a lateral dimension of less than 15 nm and an area density of at least 8×1011 quantum structures per cm2. The plurality of quantum structures are configured to emit light with a light emission maximum at a wavelength of between 2 ?m and 10 ?m or to absorb light with a light absorption maximum at a wavelength of between 2 ?m and 10 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Stefan CLARA, Thomas Grille, Ursula Hedenig, Peter Irsigler, Bernhard Jakoby, Ventsislav M. Lavchiev, Thomas Ostermann, Thomas Popp
  • Patent number: 9941432
    Abstract: A semiconductor device comprises a plurality of quantum structures comprising predominantly germanium. The plurality of quantum structures are formed on a first semiconductor layer structure. The quantum structures of the plurality of quantum structures have a lateral dimension of less than 15 nm and an area density of at least 8×1011 quantum structures per cm2. The plurality of quantum structures are configured to emit light with a light emission maximum at a wavelength of between 2 ?m and 10 ?m or to absorb light with a light absorption maximum at a wavelength of between 2 ?m and 10 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Stefan Clara, Thomas Grille, Ursula Hedenig, Peter Irsigler, Bernhard Jakoby, Ventsislav M. Lavchiev, Thomas Ostermann, Thomas Popp
  • Publication number: 20170268991
    Abstract: A sensor system having coupling structures is disclosed. The system includes an input coupling structure, an interaction region, and an output coupling structure. The input coupling structure is configured to receive emitted light at a selected coupling efficiency and may provide filtering of the emitted light for a selected wavelength. The interaction region is coupled to the input coupling structure and configured to interact the light from the input coupling structure with a specimen. The output coupling structure is coupled to the interaction region and configured to provide interacted light from the interaction region to the detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Ventsislav Lavchiev, Thomas Grille, Ursula Hedenig, Bernhard Jakoby