Patents by Inventor Matthias Lehr

Matthias Lehr 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: 20190188306
    Abstract: Structured exploration of available data provides insight allowing early detection/analysis of emerging issues. An in-memory database engine applies specialized information sources and filter criteria to an original data set to successively produce various exploration levels. Evidence relating to a particular exploration level (e.g., resulting data subset, metadata indicating chains of information sources/filter criteria) are stored at the user's instruction within an evidence package of the in-memory database. Information sources may be licensed from third parties, and may be present in the in-memory database. To improve computer performance, embodiments may delete results of previous exploration levels outside of the evidence package. Evidence from the evidence package may be displayed to afford insight into relationships between data subsets and an emerging issue. One structured exploration references a source of geographic information (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: SAP SE
    Inventors: Matthias Lehr, Fazlul Hoque, Satya Viswanathan, Ebin Thomas Kandathil, Andreas Cardeneo
  • Publication number: 20190188774
    Abstract: A request is received to perform an exploration in a predictive and maintenance service application. A sequence of explorations is added in an evidence package. The evidence package includes the list of micro services. The sequence of explorations in the evidence package are analyzed. Based on the analysis, a user behavior corresponding to the performed exploration is identified. The user behavior is provided as input to the machine learning algorithm. Configuration data corresponding to the exploration and the evidence package is stored in a configuration database. The machine learning algorithm is executed in an execution engine. The execution engine is a micro service. Based on execution of the machine learning algorithm, the list of micro services is automatically identified as recommendations. The list of micro services is displayed as recommendations in the predictive and maintenance service application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Matthias Lehr, Fazlul Hoque
  • Publication number: 20180286773
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a metallization system positioned above a substrate and a die seal positioned at least in the metallization system and delimiting a die region. The die seal includes a via line feature having an axial length and including one or more first portions having a first target dimension and one or more second portions along the axial length. The one or more second portions have a second target dimension less than the first target dimension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Dirk Breuer, Maik Liebau, Matthias Lehr
  • Patent number: 10014234
    Abstract: The patterning technique used for forming sophisticated metallization systems of semiconductor devices may be monitored and evaluated more efficiently by incorporating at least one via line feature into the die seal. In this manner, high statistical significance may be obtained compared to conventional strategies, in which the respective test structures for evaluating patterning processes may be provided at specific sites in the frame region and/or die region. Moreover, by providing a “long” via line feature, superior sensitivity for variations of depth of focus may be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc.
    Inventors: Dirk Breuer, Maik Liebau, Matthias Lehr
  • Publication number: 20180158745
    Abstract: The patterning technique used for forming sophisticated metallization systems of semiconductor devices may be monitored and evaluated more efficiently by incorporating at least one via line feature into the die seal. In this manner, high statistical significance may be obtained compared to conventional strategies, in which the respective test structures for evaluating patterning processes may be provided at specific sites in the frame region and/or die region. Moreover, by providing a “long” via line feature, superior sensitivity for variations of depth of focus may be achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Dirk Breuer, Maik Liebau, Matthias Lehr
  • Patent number: 9524239
    Abstract: Software solutions in a business software framework can expose their data via web services, which can readily provide access to all non-customized fields of objects included as part of the default installation of the software solution. However, customer-added extensions, such as for example custom fields and the like, added to customize the software solution for a specific business or business use can be difficult to add to web services by a typical business user who lacks technical abilities. Described herein are approaches to enabling addition of custom fields to web services via an intuitive interface that does not require technical understanding of the software solution, the business software framework, web services, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Georg Wilhelm, Daniel Niehoff, Uwe Schlarb, Matthias Lehr, Rene Dehn, Daniel Figus, Ralf Schroth, Steffen Witt, Daniel Wachs, Knut Heusermann
  • Patent number: 9450042
    Abstract: Integrated circuits with metal-insulator-metal (MIM) capacitors and methods for fabricating such integrated circuits are provided. In an embodiment, an integrated circuit includes a dielectric material layer overlying a semiconductor substrate. A surface conditioning layer overlies the dielectric material layer. Further, a metal layer is formed directly on the surface conditioning layer. A MIM capacitor is positioned on the metal layer. The MIM capacitor includes a first conductive layer formed directly on the metal layer with a smooth upper surface, an insulator layer formed directly on the smooth upper surface of the first conductive layer, and a second conductive layer formed directly on the insulator layer with a smooth lower surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Matthias Lehr
  • Patent number: 9324631
    Abstract: A bump structure or pillar structure formed above a metallization system of a complex semiconductor device may include a stress buffer layer, which may efficiently distribute the resulting mechanical stress which may typically occur during the chip package interaction due to a thermal mismatch of these components. The stress buffer layer comprises copper-based buffer regions that cover a significant portion of the overall surface, wherein a thickness of approximately 3-10 ?m may also be used. Moreover, the buffer regions may efficiently replace aluminum as a terminal metal active region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDIRES Inc.
    Inventors: Axel Walter, Matthias Lehr
  • Patent number: 9244697
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a business service provider may define a stable user interface anchor entity associated with a business object data structure. A reference field may be associated with the stable user interface anchor, the reference field representing a path to a persistent node of the business object data structure. An end user adaptation to a user interface may then be applied in connection with the business object data structure, the adaptation referencing the stable user interface anchor entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Uwe Schlarb, Ioannis Grammatikakis, Gregor Karl Frey, Matthias Lehr, Markus Viol, Stefan A. Baeuerle, Bernhard Thimmel, Karsten Fanghanel
  • Patent number: 9136234
    Abstract: When forming sophisticated semiconductor devices including metal pillars arranged on contact pads, which may comprise aluminum, device performance and reliability may be improved by avoiding exposure of the contact pad material to the ambient atmosphere, in particular during and between dicing and packaging processes. To this end, the contact pad material may be covered by a protection layer or may be protected by the metal pillars itself, thereby concurrently improving mechanical stress distribution in the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc.
    Inventors: Matthias Lehr, Marcel Wieland, Martin O'Toole
  • Patent number: 9054112
    Abstract: In semiconductor devices, the alignment mark for performing alignment processes of measurement tools and the like may be positioned within the die seal area on the basis of a geometric configuration, which still preserves mechanical integrity of the die seal without compromising the spatial information encoded into the alignment marks. For example, L-shaped alignment marks may be provided at one or more corners of the die seal area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc.
    Inventor: Matthias Lehr
  • Publication number: 20150014843
    Abstract: When forming sophisticated semiconductor devices including metal pillars arranged on contact pads, which may comprise aluminum, device performance and reliability may be improved by avoiding exposure of the contact pad material to the ambient atmosphere, in particular during and between dicing and packaging processes. To this end, the contact pad material may be covered by a protection layer or may be protected by the metal pillars itself, thereby concurrently improving mechanical stress distribution in the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Matthias Lehr, Marcel Wieland, Martin O'Toole
  • Patent number: 8920027
    Abstract: In a semiconductor device or test structure, appropriate heating elements, for instance in the form of resistive structures, are implemented so as to obtain superior area coverage, thereby enabling a precise evaluation of the thermal conditions within a complex semiconductor device. In particular, the device internal heating elements may allow the evaluation of hot spots and the response of a complex metallization system to specific temperature profiles, in particular at critical areas, such as edge regions in which mechanical stress forces are typically highest in contact regimes in which the package substrate and the metallization system are directly connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Grillberger, Matthias Lehr, Frank Kuechenmeister, Steffen Koch
  • Patent number: 8924565
    Abstract: Transporting of flexibility changes of customer content between tenants in a multi-tenant computing system can be performed by exporting customer content from a first tenant of the multi-tenant computing system, transporting the customer content exported from the first tenant to a second tenant of the multi-tenant computing system, importing the customer content into a staging area in the second tenant to enable a user associated with second tenant to access the customer content via the staging area based on a content extraction trigger, and activating selected customer content from the staging area in a productive component of the second tenant. The content extraction trigger can characterize an extraction of at least some of the customer content from the staging area. Related methods, systems, and articles of manufacture are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Matthias Lehr, Stefan Baeuerle, Karsten Fanghaenel, Bernhard Thimmel, Uwe Schlarb, Olaf Meincke, Volker Driesen, Juergen Specht
  • Patent number: 8863005
    Abstract: A system and method for creating extension fields for business objects are described. In various embodiments, a system includes modules to display business processes and business objects thereof in graphical user interface screens. In various embodiments, the system propagates created extension fields to other business objects via metadata derived from selections in the graphical user interface. In various embodiments, a method for propagating extension fields from one business object to another business object via a data flow between the two business objects is presented. In various embodiments, the method receives instructions from a graphical user interface for the propagation of an extension field and sends instructions to a backend module to propagate the extension field from the source business object to the other business object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Matthias Lehr, Stefan Baeuerle, Karsten Fanghaenel, Daniel Figus, Uwe Schlarb, Bernhard Thimmel, Daniel Wachs, Steffen Witt
  • Patent number: 8841140
    Abstract: By determining at least one surface characteristic of a passivation layer stack used for forming a bump structure, the situation after the deposition and patterning of a terminal metal layer stack may be “simulated,” thereby providing the potential for using well-established bump manufacturing techniques while nevertheless significantly reducing process complexity by omitting the deposition and patterning of the terminal metal layer stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Tobias Letz, Matthias Lehr, Joerg Hohage, Frank Kuechenmeister
  • Patent number: 8828888
    Abstract: When forming complex metallization systems on the basis of copper, the very last metallization layer may receive contact regions on the basis of copper, the surface of which may be passivated on the basis of a dedicated protection layer, which may thus allow the patterning of the passivation layer stack prior to shipping the device to a remote manufacturing site. Hence, the protected contact surface may be efficiently re-exposed in the remote manufacturing site on the basis of an efficient non-masked wet chemical etch process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc.
    Inventors: Matthias Lehr, Joerg Hohage, Andreas Ott
  • Patent number: 8819075
    Abstract: A system may include presentation, to a user, of a consuming business entity including a reference field of a business object, reception of an instruction from the user to add an extension field to the consuming business entity based on the reference field of the business object, determination of a second consuming business entity including the reference field of the business object, and presentation of the second consuming business entity to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Uwe Schlarb, Rene Dehn, Daniel Niehoff, Stefan A. Baeuerle, Bernhard Thimmel, Matthias Lehr, Karsten Fanghänel, Klaus Rauer
  • Publication number: 20140201654
    Abstract: Software solutions in a business software framework can expose their data via web services, which can readily provide access to all non-customized fields of objects included as part of the default installation of the software solution. However, customer-added extensions, such as for example custom fields and the like, added to customize the software solution for a specific business or business use can be difficult to add to web services by a typical business user who lacks technical abilities. Described herein are approaches to enabling addition of custom fields to web services via an intuitive interface that does not require technical understanding of the software solution, the business software framework, web services, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventors: Georg Wilhelm, Daniel Niehoff, Uwe Schlarb, Matthias Lehr, Rene Dehn, Daniel Figus, Ralf Schroth, Steffen Witt, Daniel Wachs, Knut Heusermann
  • Publication number: 20140164572
    Abstract: Transporting of flexibility changes of customer content between tenants in a multi-tenant computing system can be performed by exporting customer content from a first tenant of the multi-tenant computing system, transporting the customer content exported from the first tenant to a second tenant of the multi-tenant computing system, importing the customer content into a staging area in the second tenant to enable a user associated with second tenant to access the customer content via the staging area based on a content extraction trigger, and activating selected customer content from the staging area in a productive component of the second tenant. The content extraction trigger can characterize an extraction of at least some of the customer content from the staging area. Related methods, systems, and articles of manufacture are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: SAP AG
    Inventors: Matthias Lehr, Stefan Baeuerie, Karsten Fanghaenel, Bernhard Thimmel, Uwe Schlarb, Olaf Meincke, Volker Driesen, Juergen Specht