Patents by Inventor Hans-Joachim Barth

Hans-Joachim Barth 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: 20190393659
    Abstract: Embodiments are generally directed to a snap button fastener providing electrical connection. An embodiment of a fastener includes a first mechanical part, the first mechanical part including at least a stud portion, the first mechanical part including a first electrical connector; a second mechanical part, the second mechanical part including at least a socket portion with a spring element and the socket portion, the second mechanical part including a second electrical connector. The stud portion of the first mechanical part and the socket portion of second mechanical part, if separated, are to interlock upon the application of a first force towards each other, and, if interlocked, to separate upon the application of a second force away from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Hans-Joachim Barth, Bastiaan Elshof, Jan Proschwitz
  • Patent number: 10394280
    Abstract: Embodiments of wearable electronic devices, components thereof, and related systems and techniques are disclosed herein. For example, a wearable electronic device may include a wearable support structure having a first surface and a second surface; a first electrode located at the first surface, wherein, when the wearable electronic device is worn by a user on a portion of the user's body, the first electrode is arranged to contact the user's skin in the portion of the user's body; a second electrode located at the second surface, wherein, when the wearable electronic device is worn by a user on the portion of the user's body, the second electrode is arranged to not contact the user's skin in the portion of the user's body; and a resistance switch having first and second input terminals coupled to the first and second electrodes, respectively. Other embodiments may be disclosed and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thorsten Meyer, Dirk Plenkers, Hans-Joachim Barth, Bernd Waidhas, Yen Hsiang Chew, Kooi Chi Ooi, Howe Yin Loo
  • Patent number: 10193288
    Abstract: Embodiments are generally directed to a snap button fastener providing electrical connection. An embodiment of a fastener includes a first mechanical part, the first mechanical part including at least a stud portion, the first mechanical part including a first electrical connector; a second mechanical part, the second mechanical part including at least a socket portion with a spring element and the socket portion, the second mechanical part including a second electrical connector. The stud portion of the first mechanical part and the socket portion of second mechanical part, if separated, are to interlock upon the application of a first force towards each other, and, if interlocked, to separate upon the application of a second force away from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hans-Joachim Barth, Bastiaan Elshof, Jan Proschwitz
  • Publication number: 20180293877
    Abstract: In one embodiment an electronic device includes a sensor apparatus, comprising at least one sensor to detect a reading for an environmental condition proximate the sensor apparatus, logic, at least partially including hardware logic, configured to detect an abnormal reading in the environmental condition, generate an alert in response to the abnormal reading and a communication interface to transmit the alert to a remote electronic device. Other embodiments may be described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventor: Hans-Joachim Barth
  • Patent number: 10049932
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a substrate having a top surface. A semiconductor circuit defines a circuit area on the top surface of the substrate. An interconnect is spaced apart from the circuit area and extends from the top surface into the substrate. The interconnect includes a sidewall formed of an electrically insulating material. An opening is provided in the sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Hans-Joachim Barth
  • Patent number: 10003028
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed towards techniques and configurations for hybrid carbon-metal interconnect structures in integrated circuit assemblies. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a substrate, a metal interconnect layer disposed on the substrate and configured to serve as a growth initiation layer for a graphene layer and the graphene layer, wherein the graphene layer is formed directly on the metal interconnect layer, the metal interconnect layer and the graphene layer being configured to route electrical signals. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hans-Joachim Barth
  • Publication number: 20180157289
    Abstract: Embodiments of wearable electronic devices, components thereof, and related systems and techniques are disclosed herein. For example, a wearable electronic device may include a wearable support structure having a first surface and a second surface; a first electrode located at the first surface, wherein, when the wearable electronic device is worn by a user on a portion of the user's body, the first electrode is arranged to contact the users skin in the portion of the users body; a second electrode located at the second surface, wherein, when the wearable electronic device is worn by a user on the portion of the users body, the second electrode is arranged to not contact the users skin in the portion of the users body; and a resistance switch having first and second input terminals coupled to the first and second electrodes, respectively. Other embodiments may be disclosed and/or claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Thorsten Meyer, Dirk Plenkers, Hans-Joachim Barth, Bernd Waidhas, Yen Hsiang Chew, Kooi Chi Ooi, Howe Yin Loo
  • Publication number: 20180150156
    Abstract: Some forms relate to wearable computing devices that include a “touch pad” like interface. In some forms, the example wearable computing devices may be integrated with (or attached to) textiles (i.e. clothing). In other forms, the example wearable computing devices may be attached directly to the skin of someone (i.e., similar to a bandage) that utilizes any of the example wearable computing devices. The example wearable computing devices include a flexible touch pad that may allow a user of the wearable computing device to more easily operate the wearable computing device. The example wearable computing devices described herein may include a variety of electronics. Some examples include a power supply and/or a communication device among other types of electronics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Sven Albers, Klaus Reingruber, Teodora Ossiander, Andreas Wolter, Sonja Koller, Georg Seidemann, Jan Proschwitz, Hans-Joachim Barth, Bastiaan Elshof
  • Patent number: 9921694
    Abstract: Some forms relate to wearable computing devices that include a “touch pad” like interface. In some forms, the example wearable computing devices may be integrated with (or attached to) textiles (i.e. clothing). In other forms, the example wearable computing devices may be attached directly to the skin of someone (i.e., similar to a bandage) that utilizes any of the example wearable computing devices. The example wearable computing devices include a flexible touch pad that may allow a user of the wearable computing device to more easily operate the wearable computing device. The example wearable computing devices described herein may include a variety of electronics. Some examples include a power supply and/or a communication device among other types of electronics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Sven Albers, Klaus Reingruber, Teodora Ossiander, Andreas Wolter, Sonja Koller, Georg Seidemann, Jan Proschwitz, Hans-Joachim Barth, Bastiaan Elshof
  • Patent number: 9904321
    Abstract: Embodiments of wearable electronic devices, components thereof, and related systems and techniques are disclosed herein. For example, a wearable electronic device may include a wearable support structure having a first surface and a second surface; a first electrode located at the first surface, wherein, when the wearable electronic device is worn by a user on a portion of the user's body, the first electrode is arranged to contact the user's skin in the portion of the user's body; a second electrode located at the second surface, wherein, when the wearable electronic device is worn by a user on the portion of the user's body, the second electrode is arranged to not contact the user's skin in the portion of the user's body; and a resistance switch having first and second input terminals coupled to the first and second electrodes, respectively. Other embodiments may be disclosed and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thorsten Meyer, Dirk Plenkers, Hans-Joachim Barth, Bernd Waidhas, Yen Hsiang Chew, Kooi Chi Ooi, Howe Yin Loo
  • Patent number: 9865146
    Abstract: Generally, this disclosure provides systems, devices, methods and computer readable media for accident avoidance during mobile device usage. The mobile device may include a processor, a camera, one or more sensors, and accident avoidance circuitry. The accident avoidance circuitry may include user focus detection circuitry configured to detect that an application executing on the processor requires attention focus of a user of the mobile device; motion detection circuitry configured to determine motion of the mobile device based on input from the camera or from the one or more sensors; obstacle detection circuitry configured to detect obstacles in the path of the determined motion of the mobile device based on input from the camera; and warning generation circuitry configured to generate an alarm to the user based on the detected user attention focus, the determined motion and the detected obstacles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL IP CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hans-Joachim Barth
  • Patent number: 9818672
    Abstract: Embodiments of flow diversion devices (FDDs) are disclosed herein. An FDD may include a body formed of a body material and a plurality of thermally deformable fins arranged along the body. Individual fins of the plurality of fins may include first and second materials having different coefficients of thermal expansion (CTEs). Other embodiments may be disclosed and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: INTEL IP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael P. Skinner, Sven Albers, Harald Gossner, Peter Baumgartner, Hans-Joachim Barth
  • Patent number: 9793220
    Abstract: A capacitive sensor and measurement circuitry is described that may be able to reproducibly measure miniscule capacitances and variations thereof. The capacitance may vary depending upon local environmental conditions such as mechanical stress (e.g., warpage or shear stress), mechanical pressure, temperature, and/or humidity. It may be desirable to provide a capacitor integrated into a semiconductor chip that is sufficiently small and sensitive to accurately measure conditions expected to be experienced by a semiconductor chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Hans-Joachim Barth, Horst Baumeister, Peter Baumgartner, Philipp Riess, Jesenka Veledar Krueger
  • Patent number: 9786733
    Abstract: Structures and methods of forming moisture barrier capacitor on a semiconductor component are disclosed. The capacitor is located on the periphery of a semiconductor chip and includes an inner plate electrically connected to a voltage node, an outer plate with fins for electrically connecting to a different voltage node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Hans-Joachim Barth, Helmut Horst Tews
  • Publication number: 20170271594
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed towards techniques and configurations for hybrid carbon-metal interconnect structures in integrated circuit assemblies. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a substrate, a metal interconnect layer disposed on the substrate and configured to serve as a growth initiation layer for a graphene layer and the graphene layer, wherein the graphene layer is formed directly on the metal interconnect layer, the metal interconnect layer and the graphene layer being configured to route electrical signals. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventor: Hans-Joachim Barth
  • Publication number: 20170244208
    Abstract: Embodiments are generally directed to a snap button fastener providing electrical connection. An embodiment of a fastener includes a first mechanical part, the first mechanical part including at least a stud portion, the first mechanical part including a first electrical connector; a second mechanical part, the second mechanical part including at least a socket portion with a spring element and the socket portion, the second mechanical part including a second electrical connector. The stud portion of the first mechanical part and the socket portion of second mechanical part, if separated, are to interlock upon the application of a first force towards each other, and, if interlocked, to separate upon the application of a second force away from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Hans-Joachim BARTH, Bastiaan ELSHOF, Jan PROSCHWITZ
  • Publication number: 20170213435
    Abstract: Generally, this disclosure provides systems, devices, methods and computer readable media for accident avoidance during mobile device usage. The mobile device may include a processor, a camera, one or more sensors, and accident avoidance circuitry. The accident avoidance circuitry may include user focus detection circuitry configured to detect that an application executing on the processor requires attention focus of a user of the mobile device; motion detection circuitry configured to determine motion of the mobile device based on input from the camera or from the one or more sensors; obstacle detection circuitry configured to detect obstacles in the path of the determined motion of the mobile device based on input from the camera; and warning generation circuitry configured to generate an alarm to the user based on the detected user attention focus, the determined motion and the detected obstacles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventor: HANS-JOACHIM BARTH
  • Publication number: 20170200645
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a substrate having a top surface. A semiconductor circuit defines a circuit area on the top surface of the substrate. An interconnect is spaced apart from the circuit area and extends from the top surface into the substrate. The interconnect includes a sidewall formed of an electrically insulating material. An opening is provided in the sidewall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventor: Hans-Joachim Barth
  • Patent number: 9680105
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed towards techniques and configurations for hybrid carbon-metal interconnect structures in integrated circuit assemblies. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a substrate, a metal interconnect layer disposed on the substrate and configured to serve as a growth initiation layer for a graphene layer and the graphene layer, wherein the graphene layer is formed directly on the metal interconnect layer, the metal interconnect layer and the graphene layer being configured to route electrical signals. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hans-Joachim Barth
  • Patent number: 9627804
    Abstract: Embodiments are generally directed to a snap button fastener providing electrical connection. An embodiment of a fastener includes a first mechanical part, the first mechanical part including at least a stud portion, the first mechanical part including a first electrical connector; a second mechanical part, the second mechanical part including at least a socket portion with a spring element and the socket portion, the second mechanical part including a second electrical connector. The stud portion of the first mechanical part and the socket portion of second mechanical part, if separated, are to interlock upon the application of a first force towards each other, and, if interlocked, to separate upon the application of a second force away from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Hans-Joachim Barth, Bastiaan Elshof, Jan Proschwitz