Patents by Inventor Harry Hedler

Harry Hedler 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: 20180113074
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to measuring light emission. The teachings thereof may be embodied in emission-measuring devices. For example, a device may include: a sample region; an illumination unit for irradiating the sample region and a sample positioned therein; and a radiation detector. The illumination unit may include: a radiation source; a first dispersive element arranged downstream, decomposing the radiation into spectral components; a first micromirror field arranged downstream; and a second dispersive element arranged downstream of the first micromirror field. The second dispersive element may unify spectral components selected by the first micromirrror field into a common excitation beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Alexander Michael Gigler, Harry Hedler, Remigiusz Pastusiak, Anton Schick
  • Patent number: 9887339
    Abstract: An infrared sensor with a microstructure has a multiplicity of sensor rods protruding from a sensor base and arranged axially parallel to one another. Each of the sensor rods is designed as a thermocouple, in that a first rod end, arranged on the sensor base, is electrically connected to an opposite free second rod end by both a first and a second electrically conductive rod element. The two rod elements have a different Seebeck coefficient, and the first rod element is formed as a hollow profile and the second rod element is arranged in the first rod element such that each thermocouple is formed as a single rod with a small standing area on the sensor base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Harry Hedler, Ingo Kuehne, Markus Schieber, Joerg Zapf
  • Patent number: 9884759
    Abstract: A three-dimensional micro-structure has a plurality of adjacent micro-columns which are arranged at a distance from each other and essentially parallel in relation to the respective longitudinal extension. The micro-columns are made of at least one micro-column material having respectively an aspect ratio in the region of 20-1000 and respectively a micro-column diameter in the region of 0.1 ?m-200 ?m. A micro-column intermediate chamber is arranged between adjacent micro-columns having a micro-column distance selected from between the adjacent micro-columns in the region of 1 ?m-100 ?m. According to a method for producing the three-dimensional micro-structures: a) a template is provided with template material, b) the micro-column material is arranged in the column-like cavities, and c) the template is at least partially removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Harry Hedler, Jörg Zapf
  • Publication number: 20170189882
    Abstract: The disclosure pertains to a microstructure for adsorbing/desorbing at least one gas component of a gas supplied to the microstructure. The microstructure includes a semiconductor substrate having a bottom and a top. The microstructure also includes a plurality of micro-channels, extending from the bottom to the top of the semiconductor substrate. A top surface of micro-channel is configured to adsorb and/or desorb the at least one gas component when the gas is passed through the micro-channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Ignaz EISELE, Maximilian FLEISCHER, Harry HEDLER, Markus SCHIEBER, Jörg ZAPF
  • Publication number: 20170145305
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method including disposing in a mold a powder that has a composition for manufacturing a scintillator material and compressing the powder to form the scintillator material; where an exit surface of the scintillator material has a texture that comprises a plurality of projections that reduce total internal reflection at the exit surface and that increase the amount of photons exiting the exit surface by an amount of greater than or equal to 5% over a surface that does not have the projections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Peter Carl Cohen, Robert A. Mintzer, Mark S. Andreaco, Matthias J. Schmand, Christof Thalhammer, Harry Hedler
  • Patent number: 9650569
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method including disposing in a mold a powder that has a composition for manufacturing a scintillator material and compressing the powder to form the scintillator material; where an exit surface of the scintillator material has a texture that comprises a plurality of projections that reduce total internal reflection at the exit surface and that increase the amount of photons exiting the exit surface by an amount of greater than or equal to 5% over a surface that does not have the projections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Carl Cohen, Robert A. Mintzer, Mark S. Andreaco, Matthias J. Schmand, Christof Thalhammer, Harry Hedler
  • Patent number: 9506831
    Abstract: A micromechanical measuring element includes a carrier and a sensitive element connected to the carrier by a first solder connection and a second solder connection. The sensitive element is contacted electrically by the first solder connection. The sensitive element, the carrier and the second solder connection form a first chamber. The first chamber has a first opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: EPCOS AG
    Inventors: Michael Schiffer, Andreas Peschka, Jörg Zapf, Karl Weidner, Harry Hedler
  • Patent number: 9335226
    Abstract: A force transducer, in particular a load cell, includes a spring body that deforms when loaded with a force or load to be measured. Two support parts, which are separated by a gap, are moved out of a position of rest. A capacitive displacement detector is used to detect the relative movement of the support parts, where the capacitor includes two electrode combs that are each held on one of the support parts and includes a multiplicity of electrode fingers. The electrode combs are configured designed and mounted on the two support parts such that the electrode fingers of the one electrode comb pass into the finger interspaces of the other electrode comb when the spring body is loaded so that the force transducer is resistant to overloading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Karlheinz Amtmann, Dominik Braun, Jörg Hassel, Harry Hedler, Hans-Peter Lindner, Delphine Meunier, Daniel Reznik, Klaus Röther, Dirk Scheibner, Arno Steckenborn, Oliver Theile
  • Publication number: 20150316418
    Abstract: The embodiments relate to an infrared sensor having a microstructure with a plurality of thermocouples and a carrier element, wherein each thermocouple of the plurality of thermocouples includes a first sensor element having a first Seebeck coefficient and a second sensor element having a second Seebeck coefficient, wherein the first and the second sensor element extend from a front side of the carrier element through the carrier element to a rear side of the carrier element and wherein the first and the second sensor element are electrically connected to one another in a region of the upper side of the carrier element, wherein the carrier element forms a substrate for an integrated circuit, which is configured on the rear side of the carrier element and includes at least one component which is electrically connected to the first the second sensor element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventors: Harry Hedler, Michael Georg Wick
  • Patent number: 9170226
    Abstract: At least two separate single-crystal silicon layers are formed in a micromechanical substrate which has a diaphragm in a partial region. The diaphragm has a thickness of less than 20 ?m and includes part of a first of the single-crystal silicon layers. The substrate construction also includes a heating element configured to generate a temperature of more than 650° C. in at least part of the diaphragm. The substrate includes at least one diffusion barrier layer that reduces the oxidation of the first single-crystal silicon layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Maximilian Fleischer, Oliver Freudenberg, Harry Hedler, Markus Schieber, Manfred Schreiner, Karl Weidner, Kerstin Wiesner, Jörg Zapf
  • Patent number: 9151850
    Abstract: The invention relates to a radiation detector (100; 101; 102; 103; 104; 105; 106), having a scintillator (120) for generating electromagnetic radiation (202) in response to the action of incident radiation (200). The scintillator (120) has two opposing end faces (121; 122) and a lateral wall (123) between the end faces (121; 122). The radiation detector has, in addition, a conversion system (160) located on the lateral wall (123) of the scintillator (120), said system comprising a plurality of channels (165). Each channel (165) has a photocathode section (130; 131; 132) for generating electrons (204) in response to the action of electromagnetic radiation (202) that is generated by the scintillator (120), said electrons being multipliable by impact processes in the channels (165). A detection system (170) for detecting electrons (204) that have been multiplied in the channels (165) of the conversion system (160) is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Harry Hedler, Timothy Hughes, Martin Spahn, Stefan Wirth
  • Patent number: 9097808
    Abstract: The invention relates to a radiation detector (100; 101; 102; 103; 104; 105; 106), having a scintillator (120) for generating electromagnetic radiation (202) in response to the action of incident radiation (200). The scintillator (120) has two opposing end faces (121; 122) and a lateral wall (123) between the end faces (121; 122). The radiation detector has, in addition, a photocathode section (130) that is located on the lateral electrons wall (123) of the scintillator (120) and that generates electrons (204) in response to the action of electromagnetic radiation (202) that is generated by the scintillator (120), a microchannel plate (161; 162) comprising a plurality of channels (165), for multiplying the electrons (204) that have been generated by the photocathode section (130) and a detection system (171; 172) for detecting the electrons (204) that have been multiplied by means of the microchannel plate (161; 162).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Harry Hedler, Timothy Hughes, Martin Spahn, Stefan Wirth
  • Publication number: 20150048249
    Abstract: An infrared sensor with a microstructure has a multiplicity of sensor rods protruding from a sensor base and arranged axially parallel to one another. Each of the sensor rods is designed as a thermocouple, in that a first rod end, arranged on the sensor base, is electrically connected to an opposite free second rod end by both a first and a second electrically conductive rod element. The two rod elements have a different Seebeck coefficient, and the first rod element is formed as a hollow profile and the second rod element is arranged in the first rod element such that each thermocouple is formed as a single rod with a small standing area on the sensor base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Harry Hedler, Ingo Kuehne, Markus Schieber, Joerg Zapf
  • Publication number: 20150027224
    Abstract: A micromechanical measuring element includes a carrier and a sensitive element connected to the carrier by a first solder connection and a second solder connection. The sensitive element is contacted electrically by the first solder connection. The sensitive element, the carrier and the second solder connection form a first chamber. The first chamber has a first opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: EPCOS AG
    Inventors: Michael Schiffer, Andreas Peschka, Jörg Zapf, Karl Weidner, Harry Hedler
  • Patent number: 8916827
    Abstract: A photonic crystal, which is a periodically arranged structure made of free-standing columns, has a base material of at least one metal or a metal alloy. Intermediate spaces between the columns allow passage of a gas to be analyzed. The photonic crystal has predefined imperfections, by which at least one resonator is formed, the resonant frequency of which is in a frequency range which is absorbed by a gas component to be detected. A heating unit heats at least some of the columns and at least one detector element extracts the energy present in the resonator in the heated state under the action of the gas to be analyzed. The device may have extremely small dimensions and very low energy consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Alexander Frey, Harry Hedler, Philip Clissold Howell
  • Patent number: 8912654
    Abstract: An integrated circuit with a substrate with a lower and an upper surface is described. A via extends between the upper and the lower surface of the substrate. The via contains a conductive filling material that comprises carbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Qimonda AG
    Inventors: Franz Kreupl, Harry Hedler
  • Patent number: 8742563
    Abstract: A component and a method for producing a component are disclosed. The component comprises an integrated circuit, a housing body, a wiring device overlapping the integrated circuit and the housing body, and one or more external contact devices in communication with the wiring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Intel Mobile Communications GmbH
    Inventors: Thorsten Meyer, Harry Hedler, Markus Brunnbauer
  • Publication number: 20140124676
    Abstract: The invention relates to a radiation detector (100; 101; 102; 103; 104; 105; 106), having a scintillator (120) for generating electromagnetic radiation (202) in response to the action of incident radiation (200). The scintillator (120) has two opposing end faces (121; 122) and a lateral wall (123) between the end faces (121; 122). The radiation detector has, in addition, a conversion system (160) located on the lateral wall (123) of the scintillator (120), said system comprising a plurality of channels (165). Each channel (165) has a photocathode section (130; 131; 132) for generating electrons (204) in response to the action of electromagnetic radiation (202) that is generated by the scintillator (120), said electrons being multipliable by impact processes in the channels (165). A detection system (170) for detecting electrons (204) that have been multiplied in the channels (165) of the conversion system (160) is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventors: Harry Hedler, Timothy Hughes, Martin Spahn, Stefan Wirth
  • Publication number: 20140123772
    Abstract: A force transducer, in particular a load cell, includes a spring body that deforms when loaded with a force or load to be measured. Two support parts, which are separated by a gap, are moved out of a position of rest. A capacitive displacement detector is used to detect the relative movement of the support parts, where the capacitor includes two electrode combs that are each held on one of the support parts and includes a multiplicity of electrode fingers. The electrode combs are configured designed and mounted on the two support parts such that the electrode fingers of the one electrode comb pass into the finger interspaces of the other electrode comb when the spring body is loaded so that the force transducer is resistant to overloading.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventors: Karlheinz Amtmann, Dominik Braun, Jörg Hassel, Harry Hedler, Hans-Peter Lindner, Delphine Meunier, Daniel Reznik, Klaus Röther, Dirk Scheibner, Arno Steckenborn, Oliver Theile
  • Publication number: 20140103219
    Abstract: The invention relates to a radiation detector (100; 101; 102; 103; 104; 105; 106), having a scintillator (120) for generating electromagnetic radiation (202) in response to the action of incident radiation (200). The scintillator (120) has two opposing end faces (121; 122) and a lateral wall (123) between the end faces (121; 122). The radiation detector has, in addition, a photocathode section (130) that is located on the lateral wall (123) of the scintillator (120) and that generates electrons (204) in response to the action of electromagnetic radiation (202) that is generated by the scintillator (120), a microchannel plate (161; 162) comprising a plurality of channels (165), for multiplying the electrons (204) that have been generated by the photocathode section (130) and a detection system (171; 172) for detecting the electrons (204) that have been multiplied by means of the microchannel plate (161; 162).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Harry Hedler, Timothy Hughes, Martin Spahn, Stefan Wirth