Patents by Inventor Harald Kraus

Harald Kraus 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: 20130098392
    Abstract: In a method and apparatus for treating a surface of an article, an improved rinse liquid prevents build-up of static charge while avoiding damages to certain types of exposed metal-containing surfaces. In one embodiment, a semiconductor wafer having structures including at least one of cobalt, nickel and platinum is rotated on a spin chuck, as a rinse liquid is dispensed onto a surface of the wafer. The rinse liquid is a dilute aqueous solution of a base of the formula in which R1, R2 and R3 are each independently selected from hydrogen and C1-4 alkyl. The base has a boiling point less than 100° C., and the rinse liquid has a pH in the range of 8 to 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: LAM RESEARCH AG
    Inventors: Stephan HOFFMANN, Harald KRAUS, Gunter METTIN
  • Publication number: 20130098391
    Abstract: In a method and apparatus for treating a surface of an article, an improved rinse liquid prevents build-up of static charge while avoiding damages to certain types of exposed metal surfaces. In one embodiment, a semiconductor wafer having structures including at least one of cobalt, nickel and platinum is rotated on a spin chuck, as a rinse liquid is dispensed onto a surface of the wafer. The rinse liquid is a dilute aqueous solution of a base of the formula in which R1, R2 and R3 are each independently selected from hydrogen and C1-4 alkyl. The base has a boiling point less than 100° C., and the rinse liquid has a pH in the range of 8 to 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: LAM RESEARCH AG
    Inventors: Stephan HOFFMANN, Harald KRAUS, Gunter METTIN
  • Publication number: 20120225302
    Abstract: The present invention relates to aqueous compositions based on crystalline or semicrystalline polyurethane polymers, processes for the preparation thereof and adhesive systems comprising these aqueous compositions and the use thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH
    Inventors: Jörg Büchner, Dirk Achten, Harald Kraus, Wolfgang Arndt
  • Publication number: 20120193075
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for heating and/or cooling a medium, comprising an ambient air heat exchanger via which the medium can be heated and/or cooled relative to the ambient air in one or more heat exchanger tubes. The ambient air heat exchanger comprises means for the controlled guidance and/or flow-control of the ambient air along the one or at least one heat exchanger tube, the means for the controlled guidance and/or flow-control of the ambient air being designed to allow a variable or controlled manipulation of the flow speed, flow direction and/or flow intensity of the ambient air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventors: Wilfried-Henning Reese, Heinz Posselt, Harald Kraus, Andreas Walz
  • Publication number: 20120159970
    Abstract: A method and an arrangement for filling a storage container, in particular a storage tank of a vehicle, having a compressed medium, in particular compressed hydrogen, wherein the medium is temporarily stored in at least one high pressure storage container and immediately before being delivered to the storage container to be filled has a temperature that is within a predetermined temperature interval. The high-pressure storage containers, in which the medium is temporarily stored, are cooled and/or heated. Thus, the medium temporarily stored in the high-pressure storage container is temporarily stored substantially at the temperature at which it is delivered to the storage container to be filled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: Wilfried-Henning Reese, Heinz Posselt, Harald Kraus, Tobias Kederer
  • Publication number: 20120131815
    Abstract: A gas dispenser in a process module for wet processing of wafer-shaped articles is substantially smaller than the article to be processed and is movable laterally of the article as it dispenses inert gas above the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: LAM RESEARCH AG
    Inventors: Harald KRAUS, Marco NARDONI, Michael BRUGGER
  • Publication number: 20110217502
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aqueous polyurethane urea dispersion comprising a polyurethane urea polymer comprising structural units of the formula (I) wherein Aromat represents a compound selected from the group consisting of phenylene, tolylene, xylylene, tetramethylxylylene and diphenylenemethane, and wherein the polyurethane urea is obtained from components comprising A) at least one aromatic diisocyanate, B) at least one polyether polyol having a number-average molecular weight of from 300 to 1500 Da, C) at least one compound having one to two isocyanate-reactive groups and at least one ionogenic group, D) at least one polyol having a number-average molecular weight of from 60 to 499 Da, and E) water, wherein the average overall functionality of compounds B) to D) is from 1.85 to 2.2 and wherein the sum of the amount of aromatic urea groups and the amount of urethane groups is 2700 to 5000 mmol per kg polyurethane urea polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2009
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: Bayer Material Science AG
    Inventors: Harald Kraus, Wolfgang Arndt, Wolfgang Henning, Thomas Münzmay, Alice Münzmay
  • Publication number: 20110168213
    Abstract: A method for removing liquid from a surface of a disc includes, rotating the disc article about an axis perpendicular to the disc's main surface, supplying liquid from a supply port, moved across the substrate towards the edge of the disc, onto the rotated disc, supplying a first gas flow through a first gas supply port onto the disc article to an area whose centre has a distance to the centre of rotational movement of not more than 20 mm, the area being covered with a liquid layer thereby opening the liquid layer at a discrete area, and supplying a second gas flow through a second gas supply port moved across the substrate towards the edge of the substrate onto the rotated disc wherein the distance of the second gas supply port to the centre is lower than the distance of the liquid supply port to the centre.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: SEZ AG
    Inventors: Harald KRAUS, Axel WITTERSHAGEN
  • Publication number: 20100266854
    Abstract: Aqueous polyurethane-polyurethane urea dispersions comprising a reaction product of: (i) an NCO prepolymer prepared from; (A) one or more di- or higher-functional polyols having a mean molecular weight of 400 to 5000 daltons, (B) optionally one or more di- or higher-functional polyol components having a molecular weight of from 62 to 399 daltons, and (C) one or more di- or poly-isocyanate components; and (ii) a mixture (D) of primary and/or secondary monoamino compounds (D1) and primary and/or secondary diamino compounds (D2); wherein at least one of the amino compounds of the mixture (D) has a functional group selected from sulfonates and carboxylates; wherein mixture (D) has a mean amino functionality of 1.65 to 1.95; and wherein the equivalent ratio of NCO groups in the NCO prepolymer to the total amount of isocyanate-reactive groups of the mixture (D) is 1.04 to 1.9; to processes for their preparation and to use thereof in the production of adhesive composites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: Bayer MaterialScience AG Patents & Licensing
    Inventors: Harald Kraus, Wolfgang Henning, Wolfgang Arndt
  • Publication number: 20100266853
    Abstract: Aqueous polyurethane-polyurethane urea dispersions comprising a reaction product of: (i) an NCO prepolymer prepared from; (A) one or more di- or higher-functional polyols having a mean molecular weight of 400 to 5000 daltons, (B) optionally one or more di- or higher-functional polyol components having a molecular weight of from 62 to 399 daltons, (C) one or more compounds which are monofunctional within the scope of the isocyanate polyaddition reaction and have an ethylene oxide content of at least 50 wt. % and a molecular weight of at least 400 daltons, and (D) one or more di- or poly-isocyanate components; and (ii) a mixture (E) of primary and/or secondary monoamino compounds (E1) and primary and/or secondary diamino compounds (E2); wherein at least one of the amino compounds of the mixture (E) has a functional group selected from sulfonates and carboxylates; wherein mixture (E) has a mean amino functionality of 1.65 to 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: Bayer MaterialScience AG
    Inventors: Harald Kraus, Wolfgang Henning, Wolfgang Arndt
  • Publication number: 20100206338
    Abstract: A method for removing liquid from a surface of a disc includes, rotating the disc article about an axis perpendicular to the disc's main surface, supplying liquid from a supply port, moved across the substrate towards the edge of the disc, onto the rotated disc, supplying a first gas flow through a first gas supply port onto the disc article to an area whose centre has a distance to the centre of rotational movement of not more than 20 mm, the area being covered with a liquid layer thereby opening the liquid layer at a discrete area, and supplying a second gas flow through a second gas supply port moved across the substrate towards the edge of the substrate onto the rotated disc wherein the distance of the second gas supply port to the centre is lower than the distance of the liquid supply port to the centre.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2007
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: SEZ AG
    Inventors: Harald Kraus, Axel Wittershagen
  • Publication number: 20090240005
    Abstract: The invention relates to aqueous dispersion adhesives based on a mixture of aqueous polyurethane or polyurethane-urea dispersions, to a process for their preparation, and to the use of the dispersion adhesives in the production of adhesive composites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Applicant: Bayer MaterialScience AG
    Inventors: Harald Kraus, Wolfgang Henning, Wolfgang Arndt, Erkut Ilter
  • Publication number: 20090235685
    Abstract: Subassemblies are arranged in the interior of a closed housing. The housing has an air inlet via which air-conditioning air is guided into the interior of the housing. The housing contains a fan via which the air used for the air conditioning of the subassemblies is guided to the outside from the interior of the housing. In addition to a fan input opening, the fan has at least two fan output openings wherein a rotatably mounted screen is arranged in the interior of the fan. By variably adjusting the position of the screen, the air sucked in via the fan input openings is optically guided via at least one of the fan output openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventor: Harald Kraus
  • Publication number: 20090226237
    Abstract: The invention relates to a toothpaste tube having a holding means (10, 12, 16, 20, 23, 24, 25, 27, 32) which is attached to it for holding at least one interdental toothbrush (13).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2007
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventors: Harald Kraus, Knud Klingler
  • Publication number: 20090199926
    Abstract: A method for filling a storage tank with gaseous, pressurized hydrogen where a) liquid hydrogen, which is extracted from a storage tank, is compressed to an average pressure and is stored intermediately in a buffer tank; b) the boil-off gas accumulating in the storage tank is compressed and is stored intermediately in the buffer tank; c) a pressure compensation between the storage tank, which is to be filled, and the buffer tank is carried out initially for filling the storage tank and d) hydrogen from the buffer tank is compressed subsequently to the desired storage pressure and is supplied to the storage tank wherein this compression of the hydrogen and the compression of the boil-off gas are realized by means of one compressor or by means of two compressors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventors: Wilfried-Henning REESE, Harald KRAUS
  • Publication number: 20090123757
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an identification document having layer A), B) and C), wherein A) is a thermoplastic, B) is a layer produced from a stable, latent-reactive adhesive, and C) is a thermoplastic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Applicant: Bayer MaterialScience AG
    Inventors: Heinz Pudleiner, Joerg Buechner, Mehmet-Cengiz Yesildag, Klaus Meyer, Harald Kraus
  • Patent number: 7371463
    Abstract: Coating compositions for producing sol-gel coatings that include: a) one or more alkoxysilyl-containing oxalamides of the general formula (II), where R? is hydrogen or an organic C1-C10 radical, R? radicals are organic, optionally oxygen-attached C1-C10 radicals, R is an oxygen-attached radical optionally containing one or more ether groups and having 1 to 30 carbon atoms and n is an integer between 0 and 2, b) optionally further crosslinkers, c) one or more catalysts and d) water. The sol-gel coatings are produced by a method that includes combining a silica sol and one or more alkoxysilyl-containing oxalamides. The sol-gel coatings obtained from the above-described coating compositions can be used to coat substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Bayer MaterialScience AG
    Inventors: Burkhard Köhler, Harald Kraus, Joachim Simon
  • Publication number: 20070158307
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of selective etching a first material on a substrate with a high selectivity towards a second material by flowing a liquid etchant across a substrate surface at a flow sufficient fast to generate a minimum mean velocity v parallel to the substrate's surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2005
    Publication date: July 12, 2007
    Applicant: SEZ AG
    Inventors: Harald Kraus, Martine Claes
  • Patent number: 7090896
    Abstract: A process for producing dielectric layers with low dielectric constants by thermal treatment of a sol-gel product of a multifunctional carbosilane, corresponding layers, and their use in the production of electronic components, are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: H.C. Starck GmbH
    Inventors: Stephan Kirchmeyer, Detlef Gaiser, Harald Kraus, Udo Merker
  • Publication number: 20060144058
    Abstract: A refrigeration appliance including a housing and a refrigerated inner area closable by a door. A carrier module in the housing including a control circuit the refrigerating capacity of the inner area according to a temperature measuring signal from the inner area. The carrier module also includes at least one control element for adjusting at least one operational parameter and/or a display element for displaying at least one operational parameter and at least one illuminating agent for illuminating the inner area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2004
    Publication date: July 6, 2006
    Inventors: Wolfgang Kentner, Harald Krau