Patents by Inventor Christian Jenkner

Christian Jenkner 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: 11125627
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, a device includes an interface configured for obtaining at least one measurement signal from a temperature sensor. In a first time interval the at least one measurement signal comprises information about a temperature-dependent voltage difference between a first temperature-dependent voltage at a first diode of the temperature sensor and a second temperature-dependent voltage at a second diode of the temperature sensor. In a second time interval the at least one measurement signal comprises information about a measurement value of a temperature-dependent voltage at a temperature-dependent electrical component of the temperature sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Christian Jenkner, Daniel Neumaier
  • Publication number: 20200389245
    Abstract: The described implementations relate a Passive Optical Network (PON). In one implementation, the PON includes an Optical Network Unit (ONU) that has at least one transmitter subsystem component and an associated optical transmitter. The at least one transmitter subsystem component may be configured to be in an enabled state during a timeslot period assigned to the ONU for transmitting an upstream data burst and a disabled state after the timeslot ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Armin PITZER, Anthony SANDERS, Christian JENKNER
  • Patent number: 10691188
    Abstract: Examples of the present disclosure provide an electronic device in a package, the electronic device comprising a first circuit having a temperature sensitive behavior and a second circuit being switchable between a first operating mode and at least one second operating mode. A power consumption of the second circuit in the first operating mode is higher than a power consumption of the second circuit in the second operating mode. The electronic device comprises a controller configured to switch the second circuit into the first operating mode during a first time interval and into the second operating mode during a second time interval. The controller is further configured to cause an additional power consumption in the electronic device during the second time interval to reduce or compensate a difference between an overall power consumption of the electronic device during the first time interval and the second time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Andreas Wiesbauer, Daniel Neumaier, Christian Jenkner
  • Publication number: 20190383684
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, a sensor includes: a signal source with a first signal source terminal and a second signal source terminal; a bridge circuit connected to the first and second signal source terminals, the bridge circuit including: a first branch including: a first reference impedance element; and a first sensor impedance element configured to transduce a magnitude to be measured into a first impedance-related parameter; and a second branch including: a second reference impedance element; and a second sensor impedance element configured to transduce the magnitude to be measured into a second sensor impedance-related parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Athanasios Kollias, Christian Jenkner, Alexander Joebstl, Daniel Neumaier
  • Publication number: 20190277720
    Abstract: An apparatus for calibrating a pressure sensing device having a pressure sensor and a temperature compensation device includes: a chamber for applying a variable temperature and a variable pressure to the pressure sensing device; a temperature regulation device for regulating the temperature in the chamber designed such that the temperature in the chamber respectively increases in a strictly monotonous manner or falls in a strictly monotonous manner during one or more time intervals; a pressure regulation device for regulating the pressure in the chamber designed such that the pressure in the chamber respectively monotonously increases or respectively monotonously falls in at least one of the time intervals during a plurality of sub-intervals of the one-time interval; a reference pressure sensor for sensing the pressure in the chamber during the time interval(s); and a data record generation device for generating corresponding data records.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel Neumaier, Christian Jenkner
  • Patent number: 10317252
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, a method of performing a measurement with a capacitive sensor includes generating a periodic excitation signal that includes a series of pulses and smoothing edge transitions of the series of pulses to form a shaped periodic excitation signal that includes a flat region between the smoothed edge transitions. The method further includes providing the shaped periodic excitation signal to a first port of the capacitive sensor and measuring a signal provided by a second port of the capacitive sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Andreas Wiesbauer, Christian Ebner, Ernesto Romani, Stephan Mechnig, Georgi Panov, Christian Jenkner, Benno Muehlbacher
  • Publication number: 20190149255
    Abstract: The described implementations relate a Passive Optical Network (PON). In one implementation, the PON includes an Optical Network Unit (ONU) that has at least one transmitter subsystem component and an associated optical transmitter. The at least one transmitter subsystem component may be configured to be in an enabled state during a timeslot period assigned to the ONU for transmitting an upstream data burst and a disabled state after the timeslot ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Armin Pitzer, Anthony Sanders, Christian Jenkner
  • Patent number: 10200801
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a transducer system includes a transducing element and a symmetry detection circuit. The transducing element includes a signal plate, a first sensing plate, and a second sensing plate. The symmetry detection circuit is coupled to a differential output of the transducer element and is configured to output an error signal based on asymmetry in the differential output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Andreas Wiesbauer, Christian Jenkner, Ulrich Krumbein, Marc Füldner
  • Patent number: 10175130
    Abstract: An embodiment includes a method of performing a measurement using a micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) device that includes a plurality of MEMS sensors having different resonant frequencies. The method includes applying an excitation signal to a first port of the MEMS device such that each of the plurality of the MEMS sensors is stimulated by the excitation signal. The method further includes measuring a signal at a second port of the MEMS device and determining a measured value based on the measuring the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Athanasios Kollias, Matthias Friedrich Herrmann, Christian Ebner, Ernesto Romani, Stephan Mechnig, Joseph Hufschmitt, Andreas Wiesbauer, Christian Jenkner
  • Patent number: 10073486
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a device includes a power supply terminal configured to provide a power supply signal to a plurality of functional components and a power supply shaping circuit coupled to the power supply terminal. The power supply shaping circuit is configured to determine a variation signal of the power supply signal and shape changes in the power supply signal by controlling a dummy load coupled to the power supply terminal based on the variation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Andreas Wiesbauer, Christian Jenkner
  • Publication number: 20180252594
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, a device includes an interface configured for obtaining at least one measurement signal from a temperature sensor. In a first time interval the at least one measurement signal comprises information about a temperature-dependent voltage difference between a first temperature-dependent voltage at a first diode of the temperature sensor and a second temperature-dependent voltage at a second diode of the temperature sensor. In a second time interval the at least one measurement signal comprises information about a measurement value of a temperature-dependent voltage at a temperature-dependent electrical component of the temperature sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Christian Jenkner, Daniel Neumaier
  • Patent number: 10069586
    Abstract: The described implementations relate a Passive Optical Network (PON). In one implementation, the PON includes an Optical Network Unit (ONU) that has at least one transmitter subsystem component and an associated optical transmitter. The at least one transmitter subsystem component may be configured to be in an enabled state during a timeslot period assigned to the ONU for transmitting an upstream data burst and a disabled state after the timeslot ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Lantiq Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Armin Pitzer, Anthony Sanders, Christian Jenkner
  • Publication number: 20180246551
    Abstract: Examples of the present disclosure provide an electronic device in a package, the electronic device comprising a first circuit having a temperature sensitive behavior and a second circuit being switchable between a first operating mode and at least one second operating mode. A power consumption of the second circuit in the first operating mode is higher than a power consumption of the second circuit in the second operating mode. The electronic device comprises a controller configured to switch the second circuit into the first operating mode during a first time interval and into the second operating mode during a second time interval. The controller is further configured to cause an additional power consumption in the electronic device during the second time interval to reduce or compensate a difference between an overall power consumption of the electronic device during the first time interval and the second time interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Andreas Wiesbauer, Daniel Neumaier, Christian Jenkner
  • Patent number: 9984691
    Abstract: According to embodiments described herein, a circuit includes an interface circuit configured to be coupled to a transducer and a detection circuit. The interface circuit is configured to provide a digital output signal to a signal input terminal of a processing circuit. The detection circuit is configured to receive the digital output signal and provide a low power enable signal to a low power enable terminal of the processing circuit. In the various embodiments, the digital output signal is based on a transduced signal from the transducer and the low power enable signal is determined by comparing the digital output signal with a first threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Andreas Wiesbauer, Christian Jenkner
  • Patent number: 9976924
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a sensor circuit includes a sigma-delta analog to digital converter (ADC), a dithered clock coupled to the sigma-delta ADC, and a supply voltage circuit coupled to the sigma-delta ADC. The sigma-delta ADC is configured to be coupled to a low frequency transducer, and the dithered clock is configured to control of the sigma-delta ADC based on a dithered clock signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Dietmar Straeussnigg, Christian Ebner, Ernesto Romani, Stephan Mechnig, Andreas Wiesbauer, Christian Jenkner
  • Publication number: 20180109892
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a transducer system includes a transducing element and a symmetry detection circuit. The transducing element includes a signal plate, a first sensing plate, and a second sensing plate. The symmetry detection circuit is coupled to a differential output of the transducer element and is configured to output an error signal based on asymmetry in the differential output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Andreas Wiesbauer, Christian Jenkner, Ulrich Krumbein, Marc Füldner
  • Patent number: 9942677
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a transducer system includes a transducing element and a symmetry detection circuit. The transducing element includes a signal plate, a first sensing plate, and a second sensing plate. The symmetry detection circuit is coupled to a differential output of the transducer element and is configured to output an error signal based on asymmetry in the differential output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Andreas Wiesbauer, Christian Jenkner, Ulrich Krumbein, Marc Füldner
  • Publication number: 20180059708
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a device includes a power supply terminal configured to provide a power supply signal to a plurality of functional components and a power supply shaping circuit coupled to the power supply terminal. The power supply shaping circuit is configured to determine a variation signal of the power supply signal and shape changes in the power supply signal by controlling a dummy load coupled to the power supply terminal based on the variation signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Andreas Wiesbauer, Christian Jenkner
  • Patent number: 9897504
    Abstract: A measurement method includes generating, by a sensor, a response signal in response to an excitation signal. The method also includes generating a sampling clock signal in accordance with a pseudo-random jitter, and sampling the response signal in accordance with the sampling clock signal to determine a plurality of digital samples. The method also includes combining the plurality of digital samples to form a measurement sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Andreas Wiesbauer, Christian Ebner, Ernesto Romani, Stephan Mechnig, Joseph Hufschmitt, Christian Jenkner, Francesco Polo
  • Patent number: 9888331
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a transducer system includes a transducing element and a symmetry detection circuit. The transducing element includes a signal plate, a first sensing plate, and a second sensing plate. The symmetry detection circuit is coupled to a differential output of the transducer element and is configured to output an error signal based on asymmetry in the differential output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Andreas Wiesbauer, Christian Jenkner, Ulrich Krumbein, Marc Füldner