Patents by Inventor Helmut Moser

Helmut Moser 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: 9209759
    Abstract: A method includes generating an input voltage for an operational amplifier from a received electromagnetic signal in a receiver unit by an input resistance and generating an output voltage by the operational amplifier by a fixed amplification factor. The input voltage is changed until the output voltage lies within a predefined interval that includes the value of the reference voltage. The input voltage is tapped at a divider node of a voltage divider. The gate voltage of the MOS transistor, operating within a nonlinear range and connected to the divider node, is changed to adjust the output voltage to the reference voltage such that a forward resistance of the transistor is changed nonlinearly. A field strength value received by the receiver unit is determined from a comparison of the value of the present gate voltage with quantities assigned to stored gate voltage values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Atmel Corporation
    Inventors: Helmut Moser, Daniel Moser
  • Patent number: 8525672
    Abstract: A passive entry and/or passive go system and am associated operating method is provided. According to an embodiment of the invention, the following steps are performed in an electronic key of the passive entry and/or passive go system: generation of a reference input value, supplying the antenna circuit with the reference input value, measurement of the characteristic parameters, while the antenna circuit is supplied with the reference input value, storage of the characteristic parameters, measurement of a first output value of the antenna circuit, and determination of the field strength from the first output value and the characteristic parameters, whereby an effect of the characteristic parameters on the field strength is compensated. Use, for example, in motor vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Atmel Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Moser, Helmut Moser
  • Publication number: 20130015840
    Abstract: A method includes generating an input voltage for an operational amplifier from a received electromagnetic signal in a receiver unit by an input resistance and generating an output voltage by the operational amplifier by a fixed amplification factor. The input voltage is changed until the output voltage lies within a predefined interval that includes the value of the reference voltage. The input voltage is tapped at a divider node of a voltage divider. The gate voltage of the MOS transistor, operating within a nonlinear range and connected to the divider node, is changed to adjust the output voltage to the reference voltage such that a forward resistance of the transistor is changed nonlinearly. A field strength value received by the receiver unit is determined from a comparison of the value of the present gate voltage with quantities assigned to stored gate voltage values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventors: Helmut Moser, Daniel Moser
  • Patent number: 8233867
    Abstract: A method for obtaining field strength information from a received electromagnetic signal by a receiver unit, in which an input voltage is generated for an operational amplifier from the received signal in the receiver unit by an input resistance and an output voltage is generated by the operational amplifier by a fixed amplification factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Atmel Corporation
    Inventors: Helmut Moser, Daniel Moser
  • Publication number: 20100289586
    Abstract: A method for obtaining field strength information from a received electromagnetic signal by a receiver unit, in which an input voltage is generated for an operational amplifier from the received signal in the receiver unit by an input resistance and an output voltage is generated by the operational amplifier by a fixed amplification factor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventors: Helmut MOSER, Daniel MOSER
  • Patent number: 7796965
    Abstract: Method and Circuit Arrangement for Field Strength Determination and Integrated Circuit is provided. In the method of the invention for determining the field strength of a carrier signal at an antenna of an antenna circuit of an electronic key, whereby the antenna circuit generates an output value, which is a function of the field strength and a function of characteristic parameters of the antenna circuit, comprises the steps: generation of a reference input value, supplying the antenna circuit with the reference input value, measurement of the characteristic parameters, while the antenna circuit is supplied with the reference input value, storage of the characteristic parameters, measurement of a first output value of the antenna circuit, and determination of the field strength from the first output value and the characteristic parameters, whereby an effect of the characteristic parameters on the field strength is compensated. Use, for example, in motor vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Atmel Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Moser, Helmut Moser
  • Patent number: 7702488
    Abstract: A measuring device is disclosed for capacitive pressure and/or temperature measurement, particularly for tire pressure control systems, having at least one sensor, which has a capacitive measuring element to detect a state value, which is applied at an output-side measuring node of the measuring element, with at least one A/D converter operating according to the dual-slope method, with a charging/discharging circuit, for mutual charging and discharging of the measuring element and for generating a sawtooth-shaped measuring potential at the measuring node as a measure for the capacitance of the measuring element, with a period counter, which determines the periods of the measuring potential, and with a clock counter, which determines the cycles of a clock signal, which lie within the duration of at least one period of the measuring potential. The invention relates to a measuring method for capacitive pressure and/or temperature measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Atmel Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Moser, Thomas Saile
  • Patent number: 7535362
    Abstract: A circuit arrangement is provided for a power supply to a transponder including an antenna resonant circuit and a downstream rectifier circuit for receiving and for rectifying an electromagnetic signal, a charging capacitor connected downstream on the output side of the rectifier circuit to provide a first supply voltage, with a tuning circuit for tuning the antenna resonant circuit to its resonance frequency, and with an auxiliary voltage source, which is designed to provide a second supply voltage, lower than the first supply voltage, for supplying the tuning circuit. A method is also provided for supplying power to a transponder with a first supply voltage, as well as a transponder having a circuit arrangement for a power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: ATMEL Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Moser, Helmut Moser
  • Publication number: 20070257771
    Abstract: A passive entry and/or passive go system and am associated operating method is provided. According to an embodiment of the invention, the following steps are performed in an electronic key of the passive entry and/or passive go system: generation of a reference input value, supplying the antenna circuit with the reference input value, measurement of the characteristic parameters, while the antenna circuit is supplied with the reference input value, storage of the characteristic parameters, measurement of a first output value of the antenna circuit, and determination of the field strength from the first output value and the characteristic parameters, whereby an effect of the characteristic parameters on the field strength is compensated. Use, for example, in motor vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Publication date: November 8, 2007
    Inventors: Daniel Moser, Helmut Moser
  • Publication number: 20070257770
    Abstract: Method and Circuit Arrangement for Field Strength Determination and Integrated Circuit is provided. In the method of the invention for determining the field strength of a carrier signal at an antenna of an antenna circuit of an electronic key, whereby the antenna circuit generates an output value, which is a function of the field strength and a function of characteristic parameters of the antenna circuit, comprises the steps: generation of a reference input value, supplying the antenna circuit with the reference input value, measurement of the characteristic parameters, while the antenna circuit is supplied with the reference input value, storage of the characteristic parameters, measurement of a first output value of the antenna circuit, and determination of the field strength from the first output value and the characteristic parameters, whereby an effect of the characteristic parameters on the field strength is compensated. Use, for example, in motor vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Publication date: November 8, 2007
    Inventors: Daniel Moser, Helmut Moser
  • Publication number: 20070143059
    Abstract: A measuring device is disclosed for capacitive pressure and/or temperature measurement, particularly for tire pressure control systems, having at least one sensor, which has a capacitive measuring element to detect a state value, which is applied at an output-side measuring node of the measuring element, with at least one A/D converter operating according to the dual-slope method, with a charging/discharging circuit, for mutual charging and discharging of the measuring element and for generating a sawtooth-shaped measuring potential at the measuring node as a measure for the capacitance of the measuring element, with a period counter, which determines the periods of the measuring potential, and with a clock counter, which determines the cycles of a clock signal, which lie within the duration of at least one period of the measuring potential. The invention relates to a measuring method for capacitive pressure and/or temperature measurement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Inventors: Helmut Moser, Thomas Saile
  • Patent number: 7210799
    Abstract: In a process for the production of a plate, in particular a motor vehicle licence plate, in which at least a layer sequence forming an electroluminescence flat capacitor (4, 5, 6, 7) and a reflection film (10; 10?) are applied to a carrier (1), a reflection film (10; 10?) is selected whose reflection value is higher than the maximum value permitted by statute, and said reflection value is reduced by further production steps to such an extent that it is below the maximum value permitted by statute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: Fer Fahrzeugelektrik GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Moser, Frank Gotthardt
  • Patent number: 7168838
    Abstract: To enlarge the design and technical use options of a vehicle lamp, in particular for motor vehicles, which includes at least one functional lamp and a light exit cover covering the internal space of the vehicle lamp, provided on surface regions of at least one component (1) of the vehicle lamp, which are visible from the exterior and which do not cover the at least one functional lamp, is an electroluminescence arrangement which includes at least one flat capacitor (20) which includes at least a rear base electrode (25), a pigment layer (27) which in operation lights up, and a transparent cover electrode (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: FER Fahrzeugelektrik GmbH
    Inventor: Helmut Moser
  • Publication number: 20060187049
    Abstract: A circuit arrangement is provided for a power supply to a transponder including an antenna resonant circuit and a downstream rectifier circuit for receiving and for rectifying an electromagnetic signal, a charging capacitor connected downstream on the output side of the rectifier circuit to provide a first supply voltage, with a tuning circuit for tuning the antenna resonant circuit to its resonance frequency, and with an auxiliary voltage source, which is designed to provide a second supply voltage, lower than the first supply voltage, for supplying the tuning circuit. A method is also provided for supplying power to a transponder with a first supply voltage, as well as a transponder having a circuit arrangement for a power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2006
    Publication date: August 24, 2006
    Inventors: Daniel Moser, Helmut Moser
  • Patent number: 6970679
    Abstract: A method detects relaying of a contactless data communication by a radio amplifier for intercepting and manipulating the communication to achieve an unauthorized authentication. The method involves transmitting an electromagnetic field successively from at least two spatially separated antennas of a transmitting unit, receiving the transmitted fields in a receiving unit, determining field strength vectors of the received fields allocated to each antenna, and comparing actual values of the vectors with prescribed nominal values stored in a nominal value field that maps the true field strength distribution in multi-dimensional space around the transmitting unit. The actual field strength magnitude and the reception angle between the transmitting antennas can be determined from the vectors and compared with stored nominal values in this manner. When the determined actual values match prescribed nominal values of the nominal value field, the occurrence of a relaying of the signal can be reliably excluded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: ATMEL Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Werner Blatz, Helmut Moser
  • Publication number: 20050170152
    Abstract: In a plate, in particular a motor vehicle licence plate, which comprises a carrier (1) of a plastically deformable material and an electroluminescence layer structure for forming at least one flat capacitor which has a base electrode (7), an insulating layer (15), a pigment layer (16) which lights up in operation and a transparent cover electrode (17), to improve the contactability of the electrodes of the flat capacitor it is provided that applied to the carrier (1) is a further insulating layer (3a) over which is arranged an electrically conducting layer (3b) from which the base electrode and at least one feed-in line (10), which is electrically separated from the base electrode, for the cover electrode of the at least one flat capacitor are produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2003
    Publication date: August 4, 2005
    Inventor: Helmut Moser
  • Patent number: 6922553
    Abstract: A receiving unit including an operational amplifier having a fixed gain receives an electromagnetic signal, from which a voltage divider with a variable resistance generates an input voltage for the amplifier. The amplifier's output voltage is compared with a reference voltage. The variable input resistance is adjusted to vary the amplifier's input voltage, until the amplifier's output voltage lies within a defined range around the reference voltage. This adjusted resistance value is compared with nominal resistance values previously stored in a value field and respectively allocated to field strength values, to determine a field strength of the received signal. A circuit arrangement includes an operational amplifier, a memory unit connected to a processor unit, a first voltage divider, a second voltage divider, and a control element that controls the second voltage divider to provide the controlled variable input resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Assignee: Atmel Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Werner Blatz, Helmut Moser
  • Publication number: 20050150146
    Abstract: In a process for the production of a plate, in particular a motor vehicle licence plate, in which at least a layer sequence forming an electroluminescence flat capacitor (4, 5, 6, 7) and a reflection film (10; 10?) are applied to a carrier (1), a reflection film (10; 10?) is selected whose reflection value is higher than the maximum value permitted by statute, and said reflection value is reduced by further production steps to such an extent that it is below the maximum value permitted by statute.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2003
    Publication date: July 14, 2005
    Applicant: FER Fahrzeugelektrik GMBH
    Inventors: Helmut Moser, Frank Gotthardt
  • Publication number: 20050128760
    Abstract: In an electroluminescent light arrangement (5), in particular for the internal fitment of vehicles, which includes at least one flat capacitor (6) with a flat areal base electrode (8), a pigment layer (12) applied to at least one flat side of the base electrode (8) and a transparent, electrically conducting cover electrode (14) which covers the pigment layer (12) and through which in operation issues the light emitted by the pigment layer (12), to expand the options in relation to design configuration, it is provided that at least a part of the lighting surface of the flat capacitor (6) is covered by a flock layer (16, 18) which includes short fibers (18) and which is at least partly transparent in relation to the light of the pigment layer (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2004
    Publication date: June 16, 2005
    Inventor: Helmut Moser
  • Patent number: RE41843
    Abstract: A method detects relaying of a contactless data communication by a radio amplifier for intercepting and manipulating the communication to achieve an unauthorized authentication. The method involves transmitting an electromagnetic field successively from at least two spatially separated antennas of a transmitting unit, receiving the transmitted fields in a receiving unit, determining field strength vectors of the received fields allocated to each antenna, and comparing actual values of the vectors with prescribed nominal values stored in a nominal value field that maps the true field strength distribution in multi-dimensional space around the transmitting unit. The actual field strength magnitude and the reception angle between the transmitting antennas can be determined from the vectors and compared with stored nominal values in this manner. When the determined actual values match prescribed nominal values of the nominal value field, the occurrence of a relaying of the signal can be reliably excluded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Atmel Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Werner Blatz, Helmut Moser