Patents by Inventor Kurt Hoffmann

Kurt Hoffmann 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: 20100315635
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for measuring scattered light, comprising at least one focusing element provided with electromagnetic radiation that can be focused on a sample, a detector and a detector optical system with which electromagnetic radiation scattered by the sample can be conducted to the detector. The device is characterized in that it comprises means for forming an annular beam such that said annular beam can be focused on a focus point inside the sample by the at least one focusing element and that electromagnetic radiation scattered by the sample can be detected by the detection optical system, said electromagnetic radiation dispersing inside the area surrounded by the annular beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2008
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventors: Christoph Janzen, Reinhard Noll, Walter Uhl, Kurt Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 7807757
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for stabilising and at the same time phase compatibilising plastics or plastic compositions by incorporating polymeric compounds obtainable by reacting a compound selected from the group consisting of the sterically hindered phenols, sterically hindered amines, lactones, sulfides, phosphites, benzotriazoles, benzophenones and 2-(2-hydroxyphenyl)-1,3,5-triazines, which compounds contain at least one reactive group, with a compatibilisator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corp.
    Inventors: Rudolf Pfaendner, Heinz Herbst, Kurt Hoffmann, Samuel Evans, Alfred Steinmann
  • Patent number: 7746683
    Abstract: A memory arrangement includes: a first line for applying a reference voltage, a second line for applying an operating voltage, and a plurality of resistive memory elements, each element includes a resistive memory cell and a MOS memory cell selection transistor. A NOR memory arrangement is configured with each memory element including the resistive memory cell and selection transistor connected in series with the transistor connected to the first line, and the memory cell connected to the second line. A NAND memory arrangement is configured with a series of resistive memory elements forming a chain with each memory element including the resistive memory cell and selection transistor connected in parallel. The chain is connected to the first line disposed on a side of the memory cells facing the selection transistors and the second line disposed on a side of the memory cells which is remote from the selection transistors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Qimonda AG
    Inventors: Kurt Hoffmann, Christine Dehm, Recai Sezi, Andreas Walter
  • Publication number: 20090318593
    Abstract: A process for improving the flow properties of a melt containing a thermoplastic polymer, which comprises incorporating 0.005% to 0.5% by weight, relative to the weight of the thermoplastic polymer, of one or more additives selected from the group consisting of organic and inorganic compounds with needle-like morphology in their solid state into said thermoplastic polymer prior to or during melt processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventors: Klaus Stoll, Kurt Hoffmann, Bruno Rotzinger, Hans-Werner Schmidt
  • Patent number: 7470324
    Abstract: A method for the crystallization of macromolecules in a three-phase system using a vessel containing a lower aqueous phase, a middle phase and an upper hydrophobic phase having a lower density than that of the lower aqueous phase, wherein an aqueous solution of the macromolecules is added to the middle phase to form a fourth phase, followed by incubation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Inventor: Kurt Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 7423088
    Abstract: A composition containing (1) a crystalline polypropylene resin and (2) one or more ?-nucleating agents of the formula (I), wherein R1, R2 and R3, independently of one another, are C1-C20alkyl, C2-Calkyl substituted by C1-C10alkylamino, di(C1-C10alkyl)amino, C1-C10alkyloxy or hydroxy; C3-C20alkenyl, C5-C12cycloalkyl, C5-C12Cycloalkyl substituted by 1, 2 or 3 C1-C10alkyl; cyclohexylmethyl; cyclohexylmethyl substituted by 1, 2 or 3 C1-C10alkyl; C5-C9cycloalkenyl, C5-C9cycloalkenyl substituted by 1, 2 or 3 C1-C10alkyl; phenyl substituted by 1, 2 or 3 radicals selected from the group consisting of C1-C10-oalkyl, C1-C10alkyloxy, hydroxy, halogen, trihalogenmethyl, trihalogenmethoxy, benzoyl, phenylamino, acylamino and phenylazo; C7-C9phenylalkyl, C7-C9phenylalkyl which is substituted on the phenyl by 1, 2 or 3 radicals selected from the group consisting of C1-C10alkyl, C1-C10alkoxy and hydroxy; naphthyl, naphthyl substituted by C1C10alkyl, adamantyl, or a 5 to 6 membered heterocyclic group; characterized in that th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignee: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: Dietmar Mäder, Kurt Hoffmann, Hans-Werner Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20080194743
    Abstract: The invention describes novel mixtures comprising i) a processing stabilizer selected from the group consisting of hydroxylamine stabilizers, nitrone stabilizers, benzofuran-2-one stabilizers and/or a compound of the formula I R2 is C7-C30alkyl, R3 is C1-C30alkyl, and ii) an antistatic agent selected from the group consisting of an ethoxylated amine and/or an ethoxylated amide, as stabilizers for protecting organic materials, in particular synthetic polymers, against oxidative, thermal or light-induced degradation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Inventors: Bruno Rotzinger, Kurt Hoffmann, Dietmar Mader, Neil Dunski
  • Publication number: 20080159932
    Abstract: A method for the crystallization of macromolecules in a three-phase system using a vessel containing a lower aqueous phase, a middle phase and an upper hydrophobic phase having a lower density than that of the lower aqueous phase, wherein an aqueous solution of the macromolecules is added to the middle phase to form a fourth phase, followed by incubation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2008
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Inventor: Kurt Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 7375149
    Abstract: The invention describes novel mixtures comprising i) a processing stabilizer selected from the group consisting of hydroxylamine stabilizers, nitrone stabilizers, benzofuran-2-one stabilizers and/or a compound of the formula I wherein R2 is C7-C30alkyl, R3 is C1-C30alkyl, and ii) an antistatic agent selected from the group consisting of an ethoxylated amine and/or an ethoxylated amide, as stabilizers for protecting organic materials, in particular synthetic polymers, against oxidative, thermal or lightinduced degradation
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corp.
    Inventors: Bruno Rotzinger, Kurt Hoffmann, Dietmar Mäder, Neil Dunski
  • Publication number: 20080051521
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for stabilising and at the same time phase compatibilising plastics or plastic compositions by incorporating polymeric compounds obtainable by reacting a compound selected from the group consisting of the sterically hindered phenols, sterically hindered amines, lactones, sulfides, phosphites, benzotriazoles, benzophenones and 2-(2-hydroxyphenyl)-1,3,5-triazines, which compounds contain at least one reactive group, with a compatibilisator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Inventors: Rudolf PFAENDNER, Heinz HERBST, Kurt HOFFMANN, Samuel EVANS, Alfred STEINMANN
  • Patent number: 7300978
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for stabilising and at the same time phase compatibilising plastics or plastic compositions by incorporating polymeric compounds obtainable by reacting a compound selected from the group consisting of the sterically hindered phenols, sterically hindered amines, lactones, sulfides, phosphites, benzotriazoles, benzophenones and 2-(2-hydroxyphenyl)-1,3,5-triazines, which compounds contain at least one reactive group, with a compatibilisator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: Rudolf Pfaendner, Heinz Herbst, Kurt Hoffmann, Samuel Evans, Alfred Steinmann
  • Publication number: 20070242496
    Abstract: A memory arrangement includes: a first line for applying a reference voltage, a second line for applying an operating voltage, and a plurality of resistive memory elements, each element includes a resistive memory cell and a MOS memory cell selection transistor. A NOR memory arrangement is configured with each memory element including the resistive memory cell and selection transistor connected in series with the transistor connected to the first line, and the memory cell connected to the second line. A NAND memory arrangement is configured with a series of resistive memory elements forming a chain with each memory element including the resistive memory cell and selection transistor connected in parallel. The chain is connected to the first line disposed on a side of the memory cells facing the selection transistors and the second line disposed on a side of the memory cells which is remote from the selection transistors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Applicant: QIMONDA AG
    Inventors: Kurt Hoffmann, Christine Dehm, Recai Sezi, Andreas Walter
  • Patent number: 7122805
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a field emitter beam source (10) comprising at least one emitter (11); at least one extracting electrode (19) to extract a beam current (IE) from the emitter (11); a current source (12) for providing a predetermined beam current (IE0); a first voltage source (13) for providing a first voltage (UA) between the emitter (11) and the extracting electrode (19) to switch on the beam current (IE); and a first switch (S1) for disconnecting the first voltage source (13). With such a field emitter beam source, the emitter voltage (UE) necessary to emit a predetermined beam current (IE0) can be determined. This in turn enables the field emitter beam source (10) to generate beam current pulses with a fast rise time and a well defined beam current pulse charge Q.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: ICT, Integrated Circuit Testing Gesellschaft fur Halbleiterpruftechnik mbH
    Inventor: Kurt Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 7102911
    Abstract: A method for improving read signals in a memory including passive memory elements provided at crossover locations of word and bit lines, and in which stored digital information is represented by a respective resistance of the memory elements includes: determining logic levels of information bits to be written to the memory elements associated with a respective bit line; inverting the logic levels of the information bits if more than half of information bits to be written to the memory elements associated with the respective bit line have a logic level corresponding to a low-value resistance of the memory elements; writing the information bits to the memory elements; and generating an additional check bit, a logic level of which represents an inverted or non-inverted state of the information bits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventor: Kurt Hoffmann
  • Publication number: 20060167146
    Abstract: The invention describes novel mixtures comprising i) a processing stabilizer selected from the group consisting of hydroxylamine stabilizers, nitrone stabilizers, benzofuran-2-one stabilizers and/or a compound of the formula I wherein R2 is C7-C30alkyl, R3 is C1-C30alkyl, and ii) an antistatic agent selected from the group consisting of an ethoxylated amine and/or an ethoxylated amide, as stabilizers for protecting organic materials, in particular synthetic polymers, against oxidative, thermal or lightinduced degradation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2003
    Publication date: July 27, 2006
    Inventors: Bruno Rotzinger, Kurt Hoffmann, Dietmar Mader, Neil Dunski
  • Publication number: 20060111555
    Abstract: A method for the crystallization of macromolecules in a three-phase system using a vessel containing a lower aqueous phase, a middle phase and an upper hydrophobic phase having a lower density than that of the lower aqueous phase, wherein an aqueous solution of the macromolecules is added to the middle phase to form a fourth phase, followed by incubation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2003
    Publication date: May 25, 2006
    Inventor: Kurt Hoffmann
  • Publication number: 20050288510
    Abstract: The compounds of the formula (I) wherein R1 is hydrogen, C1-C8alkyl, —O, —OH, —CH2CN, C1-C13alkoxy, C2-C16alkoxy substituted by —OH; C5-C12cycloalkoxy, C3-C6 alkenyl, C7-C9 phenylalkyl unsubstituted or substituted on the phenyl by 1, 2 or 3 C1-C4 alkyl; or C1-C8 acyl; R2 is hydrogen or methyl; R3 and R4 are hydrogen or methyl; X is C2-C20,alkylene or a group of the formula (II-a-1) (II-a-2) (II-a-3) (II-b-1) (II-b-2) or (II-b-3) and Y is C5-C12cycloalkyl, C5-C12cycloalkyl substituted by 1, 2 or 3 C1-C4 alkyl; or a group of the formula (III) wherein R1 R2, R3 and R4 are as defined above, are suitable as B-nucleating, light stabilizing agents for polypropylene resins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2003
    Publication date: December 29, 2005
    Inventors: Dietmar Mader, Paul Dubs, Kurt Hoffmann, Andreas Kramer
  • Publication number: 20050203226
    Abstract: A composition containing (1) a crystalline polypropylene resin and (2) one or more ?-nucleating agents of the formula (I), wherein R1, R2 and R3, independently of one another, are C1-C20alkyl, C2-Calkyl substituted by C1-C10alkylamino, di(C1-C10alkyl)amino, C1-C10alkyloxy or hydroxy; C3-C20alkenyl, C5-C12cycloalkyl, C5-C12Cycloalkyl substituted by 1, 2 or 3 C1-C10alkyl; cyclohexylmethyl; cyclohexylmethyl substituted by 1, 2 or 3 C1-C10 alkyl; C5-C9cycloalkenyl, C5-C9cycloalkenyl substituted by 1, 2 or 3 C1-C10alkyl; phenyl substituted by 1, 2 or 3 radicals selected from the group consisting of C1-C10-alkyl, C1-C10alkyloxy, hydroxy, halogen, trihalogenmethyl, trihalogenmethoxy, benzoyl, phenylamino, acylamino and phenylazo; C7-C9phenylalkyl, C7-C9phenylalkyl which is substituted on the phenyl by 1, 2 or 3 radicals selected from the group consisting of C1-C10alkyl, C1-C10alkoxy and hydroxy; naphthyl, naphthyl substituted by C1C10alkyl, adamantyl, or a 5 to 6 membered heterocyclic group; characterized in that th
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2003
    Publication date: September 15, 2005
    Inventors: Dietmar Mader, Kurt Hoffmann, Hans-Werner Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20050128796
    Abstract: A method for improving read signals in a memory including passive memory elements provided at crossover locations of word and bit lines, and in which stored digital information is represented by a respective resistance of the memory elements includes: determining logic levels of information bits to be written to the memory elements associated with a respective bit line; inverting the logic levels of the information bits if more than half of information bits to be written to the memory elements associated with the respective bit line have a logic level corresponding to a low-value resistance of the memory elements; writing the information bits to the memory elements; and generating an additional check bit, a logic level of which represents an inverted or non-inverted state of the information bits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2004
    Publication date: June 16, 2005
    Inventor: Kurt Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 6806550
    Abstract: An evaluation configuration has a first MOS evaluation stage, an isolation stage, and a bipolar evaluation stage. The isolation stage is connected between the first MOS evaluation stage and the bipolar evaluation stage. The isolation stage isolates the first MOS evaluation stage from the bipolar evaluation stage. The evaluation configuration can reliably detect very small read signals and allows a high integration density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Kurt Hoffmann, Oskar Kowarik