Patents by Inventor Manfred Fischer

Manfred Fischer 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: 10437773
    Abstract: An electronic system includes a slave device, multiple master devices and logic circuitry. The slave device is configured to communicate with a single master device in accordance with a single-master communication protocol. The multiple master devices are respectively configured to communicate with the slave device in accordance with the single-master communication protocol. The logic circuitry, which is disposed respectively in the multiple master devices, is configured to exchange control signals indicative of whether the slave device is available for access, so as to prevent simultaneous access attempts to the slave device by more than one of the master devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Marvell World Trade Ltd.
    Inventors: Manfred Kunz, Markus Fischer
  • Patent number: 10391807
    Abstract: In order to create novel security features in secure and/or valuable documents, a polymer layer composite, which has at least two polymer layers that are bonded to each other in a material fit is provided. At least one surface is printed with an absorbing printed layer within a visible region in and/or on the composite located on a polymer layer of the composite. The absorbing printed layer forms at least one printed region, and all printed regions of the printed surface of the polymer layer have a total surface area of at least 50% and not more than 95%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignees: Bundesdruckerei GmbH, Bayer MaterialScience AG
    Inventors: Oliver Muth, Manfred Paeschke, Arthur Mathea, André Leopold, Jörg Fischer, Malte Pflughoefft, Heinz Pudleiner
  • Patent number: 10391804
    Abstract: This invention relates to a security product or product of value (100) with a passive, electroluminescent security element (10) which includes a field-induced electroluminescent component (20) (EL component). The EL component (20) contains an electroluminescent laminate (30) disposed between two electrodes (22, 24), which at least comprises an electroluminescent dye embedded in a transparent dielectric material. The laminate (30) consists of just a single layer that directly adjoins the electrodes (22, 24). This invention further relates to an associated production method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: BUNDESDRUCKEREI GMBH
    Inventors: Joerg Fischer, Markus Tietke, Manfred Paeschke
  • Patent number: 10347491
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method. The method includes implanting recombination center particles into a semiconductor body via at least one contact hole in an insulation layer formed on top of the semiconductor body, forming a contact electrode electrically connected to the semiconductor body in the at least one contact hole, and annealing the semiconductor body to diffuse the recombination center particles in the semiconductor body. Forming the contact electrode includes forming a barrier layer on sections of the semiconductor body uncovered in the at least one contact hole, wherein the barrier layer is configured to inhibit the recombination center particles from diffusing out of the semiconductor body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies Austria AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Jantscher, Alexander Binter, Oliver Blank, Petra Fischer, Ravi Keshav Joshi, Kurt Pekoll, Manfred Pippan, Andreas Riegler, Werner Schustereder, Juergen Steinbrenner, Waqas Mumtaz Syed
  • Publication number: 20190171608
    Abstract: An electronic system includes a slave device, multiple master devices and logic circuitry. The slave device is configured to communicate with a single master device in accordance with a single-master communication protocol. The multiple master devices are respectively configured to communicate with the slave device in accordance with the single-master communication protocol. The logic circuitry, which is disposed respectively in the multiple master devices, is configured to exchange control signals indicative of whether the slave device is available for access, so as to prevent simultaneous access attempts to the slave device by more than one of the master devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Manfred Kunz, Markus Fischer
  • Publication number: 20180259069
    Abstract: Disclosed is a piston ring having a substrate to which a wear resistant coating is applied that includes at least one first element with a melting point Tm>760° C. The wear resistant coating contains at least one second element with a melting point Tm>760° C. The wear resistant coating also includes droplets which have a diameter and which contain at least the first element, where at least 90% of the droplets have a value 1 ?m?D?10 ?m. In the method for producing a wear resistant coating using an arc evaporation techniques, the target material includes at least one first element with a melting point Tm>760° C. and at least one second element with a melting point Tm>760° C., wherein the quantity of the second material contained in the target material is such that the melting point Tm of the target material >1000° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: RALF LAMMERS, CHRISTIANE BAUER, MANFRED FISCHER, JORG VETIER
  • Patent number: 10000840
    Abstract: The invention relates to a piston ring which is produced from a carrier material, especially steel or a cast material. The piston ring has a wear-resistant coating from a periodic multilayer system, every periodicity consisting of at least two individual metal nitride layers. The multilayer system has superlattice structures, the thickness of an individual layer being ?2 nm to <15 nm and the thickness of the multilayer system being >4.5 ?m and adjacent individual layers within the periodicity having different metallic elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Burscheid GmbH
    Inventors: Manfred Fischer, Ralf Lammers, Christiane Bauer, Steffen Hoppe
  • Patent number: 9915346
    Abstract: Disclosed is a piston ring (1) having a substrate (10) to which a wear resistant coating (20) is applied that includes at least one first element with a melting point Tm?700° C. The wear resistant coating (20) contains at least one second element with a melting point Tm>760° C. The wear resistant coating also includes droplets (30) which have a diameter (D) and which contain at least the first element, wherein at least 90% of the droplets (30) have a value 1 ?m?D?10 ?m. In the method for producing a wear resistant coating (20) using an arc evaporation technique, the target material includes at least one first element with a melting point Tm?700° C. and at least one second element with a melting point Tm>760° C., wherein the quantity of the second material contained in the target material is such that the melting point (Tm) of the target material ?1000° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Burscheid GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf Lammers, Christiane Bauer, Manfred Fischer, Jorg Vetter
  • Patent number: 9868514
    Abstract: The invention relates to a flap system for an aircraft high lift system or an engine actuation with a rotary shaft system, one or more drive stations as well as elements for transmitting the drive energy from the rotary shaft system to the one or more drive stations, wherein at least one drive station includes at least two independent load paths with at least one rotational transmission each for actuating the flap kinematics, and per load path at least one mechanically coupling-free synchronization unit is provided for compensating regular load fluctuations between the load paths. The invention furthermore relates to a method for monitoring a flap system with at least two redundant load paths which each comprise at least one rotational transmission, wherein it is cyclically checked whether the difference of the output-side torques of the at least two load paths exceeds a defined threshold value and/or lies within a defined limit range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Schievelbusch, Manfred Fischer
  • Patent number: 9809885
    Abstract: In a method for coating a sliding element, in particular a piston ring or a cylinder liner of an internal combustion engine, DLC phases are embedded into a hard material layer as said hard material layer is deposited. A sliding element, such as a piston ring or a cylinder liner of an internal combustion engine, comprises a hard material layer with embedded DLC phases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Burscheid GmbH
    Inventors: Steffen Hoppe, Manfred Fischer, Marcus Kennedy
  • Patent number: 9598763
    Abstract: The invention relates to a piston ring which is produced from a carrier material, especially steel or a cast material. The piston ring has a wear-resistant coating from a periodic multilayer system, every periodicity consisting of at least two individual metal nitride layers. Adjacent individual layers within the periodicity have different metallic elements. The thickness of an individual layer is ?15 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Burscheid GmbH
    Inventors: Manfred Fischer, Ralf Lammers, Christiane Bauer, Steffen Hoppe
  • Patent number: 9447490
    Abstract: In order to avoid burn traces on piston rings, it is proposed to provide the piston ring with a wear-protection coating which consists of a material with a thermal conductivity of at least 180 W/(m·K). At least 5% vol. of the wear-protection coating consists of aluminum nitride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Burscheid GmbH
    Inventors: Steffen Hoppe, Manfred Fischer, Christiane Bauer, Ralf Lammers
  • Patent number: 9388900
    Abstract: A sliding element, in particular a piston ring or a cylinder liner, comprising at least one a-C:H:Me layer, where Me is germanium and silicon, having a layer thickness of 10-40 ?m, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Burscheid GmbH
    Inventors: Steffan Hoppe, Marcus Kennedy, Manfred Fischer, Michael Zinnabold, Robert R. Aharonov
  • Patent number: 9169547
    Abstract: The invention relates to a gliding element of an internal combustion engine, especially a piston ring, having a DLC coating of the ta-C type which has at least one residual stress gradient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Burscheid GmbH
    Inventors: Steffen Hoppe, Manfred Fischer, Marcus Kennedy
  • Patent number: 9001523
    Abstract: A method for patterning a layer stack with at least one ceramic layer includes providing the ceramic layer, which has at least one plated-through hole. An electrically conductive layer is applied above the ceramic layer, such that the electrically conductive layer is electrically coupled to the at least one plated-through hole. A further layer is deposited onto the electrically conductive layer in the region of the at least one plated-through hole, wherein the further layer includes nickel. The electrically conductive layer is removed outside the region of the at least one plated-through hole. A carrier device patterned in this way can be electrically and mechanically coupled to an electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Epcos AG
    Inventors: Sebastian Brunner, Gerhard Fuchs, Annette Fischer, Manfred Fischer, Christian Faistauer, Guenter Pudmich, Edmund Payr, Stefan Leopold Hatzl
  • Patent number: 8986821
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sliding element for an internal combustion engine, especially a piston ring having a DLC coating of ta-C, which has at least one residual stress gradient, a negative residual stress gradient being present in the center region of the coating, when seen from the outside to the inside, said gradient being preferably smaller that the inner region, and the inner region having smaller thickness that the center region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Burscheid GmbH
    Inventors: Steffen Hoppe, Manfred Fischer, Marcus Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20150076283
    Abstract: The invention relates to a flap system for an aircraft high lift system or an engine actuation with a rotary shaft system, one or more drive stations as well as elements for transmitting the drive energy from the rotary shaft system to the one or more drive stations, wherein at least one drive station includes at least two independent load paths with at least one rotational transmission each for actuating the flap kinematics, and per load path at least one mechanically coupling-free synchronization unit is provided for compensating regular load fluctuations between the load paths. The invention furthermore relates to a method for monitoring a flap system with at least two redundant load paths which each comprise at least one rotational transmission, wherein it is cyclically checked whether the difference of the output-side torques of the at least two load paths exceeds a defined threshold value and/or lies within a defined limit range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Bernd Schievelbusch, Manfred Fischer
  • Publication number: 20140353923
    Abstract: Disclosed is a piston ring (1) having a substrate (10) to which a wear resistant coating (20) is applied that includes at least one first element with a melting point Tm?700° C. The wear resistant coating (20) contains at least one second element with a melting point Tm>760° C. The wear resistant coating also includes droplets (30) which have a diameter (D) and which contain at least the first element, wherein at least 90% of the droplets (30) have a value 1 ?m?D?10 ?m. In the method for producing a wear resistant coating (20) using an arc evaporation technique, the target material includes at least one first element with a melting point Tm?700° C. and at least one second element with a melting point Tm>760° C., wherein the quantity of the second material contained in the target material is such that the melting point (Tm) of the target material ?1000° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Ralf Lammers, Christiane Bauer, Manfred Fischer, Jorg Vetter
  • Patent number: 8652620
    Abstract: A sliding element in an internal combustion engine has a coating which has the following layers from the outside inwards: a first carbon-based layer, a second carbon-based layer which is harder and/or has a smaller proportion of hydrogen than the first carbon-based layer, a PVD layer and a bonding layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Burscheid GmbH
    Inventors: Manfred Fischer, Steffen Hoppe
  • Patent number: 8641046
    Abstract: A piston ring with a DLC coating comprises an adhesive layer on a base material from inside to outside, an amorphous metallic hydrocarbon layer and an amorphous non-metallic hydrocarbon layer, wherein primarily sp2 bonds predominate in the metallic hydrocarbon layer and the non-metallic hydrocarbon layer comprises sp2 and sp3 bonds, the sp3 bond fraction being higher than in the metallic hydrocarbon layer so that an electrical resistance of the DLC coating arises, said resistance being in the range greater than 5000 ohms, in particular greater than 5000 kohms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Burscheid GmbH
    Inventors: Steffen Hoppe, Manfred Fischer