Patents by Inventor Josef Gruber

Josef Gruber 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: 20200273781
    Abstract: A molded semiconductor package includes a lead frame having one or more first leads monolithically formed with a die pad and extending outward from the pad in a first direction. A semiconductor die is attached to the die pad at a first side of the die. A metal clip of a clip frame is attached to a power terminal at a second side of the die. One or more second leads monolithically formed with the metal clip extend outward from the clip in a second direction different than the first direction. A mold compound embeds the die. The first lead(s) and the second lead(s) are exposed at different sides of the mold compound and do not vertically overlap with one another. Within the mold compound, the clip transitions from a first level above the power terminal to a second level in a same plane as the leads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Thorsten Scharf, Martin Gruber, Josef Hoeglauer, Michael Juerss, Josef Maerz, Thorsten Meyer, Bun Kian Tay
  • Publication number: 20200273790
    Abstract: A molded semiconductor package includes a lead frame having one or more first leads monolithically formed with a die pad and extending outward from the pad in a first direction. A semiconductor die is attached to the die pad at a first side of the die. A metal clip of a clip frame is attached to a power terminal at a second side of the die. One or more second leads monolithically formed with the metal clip extend outward from the clip in a second direction different than the first direction. A mold compound embeds the die. The first lead(s) and the second lead(s) are exposed at different sides of the mold compound and do not vertically overlap with one another. Within the mold compound, the clip transitions from a first level above the power terminal to a second level in a same plane as the leads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Bun Kian Tay, Mei Yih Goh, Martin Gruber, Josef Hoeglauer, Michael Juerss, Josef Maerz, Thorsten Meyer, Thorsten Scharf, Chee Voon Tan
  • Patent number: 10735053
    Abstract: A boosted near field communication device includes an electronic circuit, a transceiver circuit, an interface coupling the electronic circuit with a host controller, and a memory containing a first information about an activation characteristic of the electronic circuit. The transceiver circuit is configured to determine a timing requirement of a reading device based on one or more request signals, activate the electronic circuit with energy obtained at least one of from an electromagnetic field generated by the reading device or from a battery on receiving a request signal from the reading device, and ensure that after activating the electronic circuit, the electronic circuit can receive and process a request signal from the reading device corresponding to the determined timing requirement by using the determined timing requirement and the first information about an activation characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Juergen Hoelzl, Walther Pachler, Josef Gruber
  • Publication number: 20200167628
    Abstract: A chip card is provided. The chip card can have a metal layer in which an opening is formed and a slot that extends from one edge of the opening to the outer edge of the metal layer, a booster antenna structure, arranged in the opening, having an antenna section for electromagnetically coupling to the metal layer and having a coupling region for electromagnetically coupling to an antenna structure of a chip module, and the chip module, which is arranged in the coupling region, having the antenna structure arranged on the chip module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Walther PACHLER, Josef GRUBER, Juergen HOELZL, Francois POENSGEN, Stephan RAMPETZREITER
  • Publication number: 20200112932
    Abstract: A communication device having an antenna resonant circuit, an antenna driver which is configured to feed a carrier wave to the antenna resonant circuit, and a controller which is configured to detect that a synchronization period is imminent and is configured to control the antenna driver in such a way that the antenna driver feeds the inverted carrier wave to the antenna resonant circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Josef Gruber, Edmund Ehrlich, Matthias Emsenhuber, Juergen Hoelzl, Matthias Pichler
  • Publication number: 20200112339
    Abstract: A circuit for performing a near-field communication having a contactless circuit which is configured for the contactless exchange of data signals with an external contactless reading device, a security circuit which has a memory in which application identifiers are stored and which is configured to execute security-related applications, and a control circuit which is configured to execute non-security-related applications, wherein the contactless circuit, the security circuit and the control circuit are coupled with one another in such a way and, using at least one of the application identifiers, are configured in such a way that the data signals are supplied from the contactless circuit to the control circuit and vice versa exclusively by means of the security circuit. The security circuit can furthermore store bonding and authentication keys for applications in the control circuit in order to set up a secure data exchange channel for these applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Juergen Hoelzl, Josef Gruber, Walther Pachler
  • Patent number: 10484050
    Abstract: A near field communication ring configured to be worn by a user is provided. The NFC ring may include at least one metal ring having a gap, a chip, and an antenna, wherein the chip and the antenna may be fixed to the at least one metal ring having a gap, and wherein the chip, using the antenna, is configured to provide a near field communication with an external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Walther Pachler, Josef Gruber, Juergen Hoelzl, Stephan Rampetzreiter
  • Patent number: 10439350
    Abstract: A contact-making rotary transmission includes a brush forming an electrically conductive sliding contact element and a contact path of electrically conductive material for contact with the brush. The brush is guided and/or held by an arrangement which includes a plurality of carrier segments arranged axially behind one another. Each carrier segment has attached thereto a brush receptacle such as to define a first gap between the carrier segment and the brush receptacle. The brush receptacle includes a stationary receiving shaft which is formed by walls and configured to receive the brush, and a guide element which is provided on a wall of the receiving shaft so as to define a second gap between the brush and the wall. At least one of the walls includes an opening in communication with the first and second gaps to allow a flow of cooling air for cooling the brush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Josef Maier, Herbert Binder, Robert Gruber, Martin Krompass, Oliver Memminger, Klaus Schifferer
  • Patent number: 10423870
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a communication module having a carrier, a loop antenna, a modulation circuit which is coupled to the loop antenna and is configured to modulate or demodulate signals which are received or transmitted using the loop antenna, and an impedance matching circuit for matching the impedance of the loop antenna to the input impedance of the modulation circuit. The modulation circuit and the impedance matching circuit are arranged inside the loop antenna on or in the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Martin Buchsbaum, Josef Gruber, Juergen Hoelzl, Frank Pueschner, Peter Stampka
  • Patent number: 10096902
    Abstract: In various embodiments, an antenna arrangement is provided. The antenna arrangement may include at least one integrated circuit; at least one loop antenna that is coupled to the integrated circuit and that forms a loop antenna region; at least one antenna that is coupled to the integrated circuit and that has a magnet core; wherein at least one portion of the magnet core is arranged above a portion of the loop antenna region; wherein the portion of the magnet core overlaps the portion of the loop antenna region; or wherein the portion of the magnet core does not overlap the portion of the loop antenna region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Peter Raggam, Oliver Kronschlaeger, Stephan Rampetzreiter, Josef Gruber
  • Publication number: 20180248586
    Abstract: A near field communication ring configured to be worn by a user is provided. The NFC ring may include at least one metal ring having a gap, a chip, and an antenna, wherein the chip and the antenna may be fixed to the at least one metal ring having a gap, and wherein the chip, using the antenna, is configured to provide a near field communication with an external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Walther Pachler, Josef Gruber, Juergen Hoelzl, Stephan Rampetzreiter
  • Patent number: 9912058
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a hybrid antenna is described comprising a plurality of windings wherein each winding comprises a loop antenna portion arranged in a plane and a ferrite antenna portion arranged at least partially outside of the plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Petteri Palm, Martin Buchsbaum, Josef Gruber, Juergen Hoelzl, Frank Pueschner, Peter Stampka
  • Publication number: 20170346533
    Abstract: A boosted near field communication device includes an electronic circuit, a transceiver circuit, an interface coupling the electronic circuit with a host controller, and a memory containing a first information about an activation characteristic of the electronic circuit. The transceiver circuit is configured to determine a timing requirement of a reading device based on one or more request signals, activate the electronic circuit with energy obtained at least one of from an electromagnetic field generated by the reading device or from a battery on receiving a request signal from the reading device, and ensure that after activating the electronic circuit, the electronic circuit can receive and process a request signal from the reading device corresponding to the determined timing requirement by using the determined timing requirement and the first information about an activation characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Juergen Hoelzl, Walther Pachler, Josef Gruber
  • Patent number: 9727766
    Abstract: A chip card reading arrangement is provided including a chip card reading device including a data processing circuit and a reader antenna coupled to the data processing circuit arranged at a surface of the chip card reading device for placing a chip card to communicate with the chip card reading device via the reader antenna. The data processing circuit is configured to process at least one of signals received via the reader antenna and signals to be transmitted via the reader antenna. The chip card reading arrangement further includes an antenna structure including an antenna body, a first antenna and a second antenna coupled to the first antenna and surrounded by the first antenna. The antenna structure is arranged on and fixed to the surface of the chip card reading device such that the reader antenna surrounds the second antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Walther Pachler, Juergen Hoelzl, Josef Gruber
  • Patent number: 9444616
    Abstract: A transponder unit for the contactless transmission of modulated data to a reader is provided. The transponder unit includes a clock generator configured to generate a clock signal and to synchronize the clock signal in a synchronization mode, on the basis of a signal received from the reader, and a modulator, the modulator configured to modulate data on the basis of the clock signal from the clock generator. The modulator is configured to generate a modulation pause by masking out at least one modulation component, the modulation component being smaller than a modulation pulse. The modulator is further configured to send the signal for starting the synchronization mode to the clock generator during this modulation pause.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Peter Raggam, Josef Gruber, Martin Buchsbaum
  • Publication number: 20160239695
    Abstract: A chip card reading arrangement is provided including a chip card reading device including a data processing circuit and a reader antenna coupled to the data processing circuit arranged at a surface of the chip card reading device for placing a chip card to communicate with the chip card reading device via the reader antenna. The data processing circuit is configured to process at least one of signals received via the reader antenna and signals to be transmitted via the reader antenna. The chip card reading arrangement further includes an antenna structure including an antenna body, a first antenna and a second antenna coupled to the first antenna and surrounded by the first antenna. The antenna structure is arranged on and fixed to the surface of the chip card reading device such that the reader antenna surrounds the second antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Walther Pachler, Juergen Hoelzl, Josef Gruber
  • Patent number: 9418253
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a transponder unit for the contactless transmission of modulated data to a reader is provided. The transponder unit may include: a clock generator configured to generate a clock signal and to synchronize the clock signal in a synchronization mode, on the basis of a signal received from the reader; and a modulator configured to take the clock signal from the clock generator as a basis for modulating data; wherein the modulator is configured to send a signal for starting the synchronization mode to the clock generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Martin Buchsbaum, Josef Gruber, Peter Raggam
  • Publication number: 20160111787
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a hybrid antenna is described comprising a plurality of windings wherein each winding comprises a loop antenna portion arranged in a plane and a ferrite antenna portion arranged at least partially outside of the plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Petteri Palm, Martin Buchsbaum, Josef Gruber, Juergen Hoelzl, Frank Pueschner, Peter Stampka
  • Patent number: 9302407
    Abstract: A facility for repairing flaws in pieces of wood (3) has a device (13) for recognizing and surveying the flaws, has a conveyor device (1), which receives the pieces of wood (3) to be repaired in a manner correct for processing, and has tools, which are displaceable in multiple axes in relation to the pieces of wood (3) on the conveyor device (1), for repairing the flaws. To ensure advantageous design conditions, the conveyor device (1) forms a collar, which revolves about at least one vertical axis, made of receptacle segments (2) which hold the pieces of wood (3) in a vertical processing location, and the receptacle segments (2) are provided with the tools, which are displaceable in multiple axes, for repairing the flaws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Gruber Automations GmbH
    Inventor: Josef Gruber
  • Publication number: 20150333397
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a communication module having a carrier, a loop antenna, a modulation circuit which is coupled to the loop antenna and is configured to modulate or demodulate signals which are received or transmitted using the loop antenna, and an impedance matching circuit for matching the impedance of the loop antenna to the input impedance of the modulation circuit. The modulation circuit and the impedance matching circuit are arranged inside the loop antenna on or in the carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Martin BUCHSBAUM, Josef GRUBER, Juergen HOELZL, Frank PUESCHNER, Peter STAMPKA