Patents by Inventor Michael Beck

Michael Beck 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: 20060205204
    Abstract: A method for forming metallization is particularly useful for semiconductor devices having a critical dimension of less than 160 nm. A semiconductor wafer includes an insulating layer having an upper surface. First and second trenches are formed in the insulating layer. In one embodiment, the first trench is separated from the second trench by less than 160 nm. A barrier material is formed to line the trenches and also overlies the insulating layer between the trenches. A conductive material (e.g., copper) is formed within the trenches. The conductive material is then recessed within the trenches and a metal cap layer is selectively formed over the conductive material in the trenches. The barrier material overlying the insulating layer between the first trench and the second trench is then removed. This removal will further remove any residual portions of the metal cap layer from between the first trench and the second trench.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2005
    Publication date: September 14, 2006
    Inventor: Michael Beck
  • Publication number: 20060194430
    Abstract: In a method of fabricating a semiconductor device, a dielectric layer is formed over a conductive region. A dual damascene structure including a trench and a via is formed within the dielectric layer. A liner is formed over the dual damascene structure. The liner is selectively removed from above the upper surface of the conductive region to expose the upper surface of the conductive region. After the selectively removing process, at least a portion of the liner remains over the lower surface of the trench and the sidewalls of the trench and the via hole. A wet etch can then be performed to etch a recess in the conductive region. A conductive material is then formed within the damascene structure. This conductive material physically contacts the conductive region and is separated from the dielectric layer by the remaining portion of the liner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2005
    Publication date: August 31, 2006
    Inventor: Michael Beck
  • Patent number: 7075779
    Abstract: The invention relates to a voltage transformer (1) including a housing (12) which encloses, at least partially, a mains plug (3, 4) connectable to a mains voltage source, a terminal plug (8) connectable to a terminal, and a voltage-transforming circuit, said housing (12) comprising a first housing component (2) and a second housing component (6) movably connected to said first housing component (2) by a guide means and implemented as a reception means (9) for receiving therein the terminal, and said voltage transformer (1) being adapted to be moved from a transport position to a charging position. In order to improve the handiness of the voltage transformer (1) during charging and, in particular, during transport, the present invention is so conceived that, at the transport position, the housing components (2, 6) have been moved relative to one another such that the space occupied at the transport position is smaller than that occupied at the charging position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: FRIWO Mobile Power GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Bothe, Kay Van Gen Hassend, Michael Becks
  • Publication number: 20060120364
    Abstract: Methods for transmitting information from sources (7) via first network units (1) and networks (8) and second network units (2) to destinations (9) and using service identifiers such as service virtual local area network identifiers for routing the information through the networks (8) get a reduced complexity by making the service identifiers dependent on destination properties such as destination addresses and by making the service identifiers independent from source properties such as source addresses or customer identifiers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2005
    Publication date: June 8, 2006
    Inventors: Michael Beck, Francois Fredericx, Jeanne De Jaegher
  • Publication number: 20060114896
    Abstract: An access node (1) that is preferably a Flow-Aware Ethernet DSLAM adapted to transmit Ethernet data frames between subscribers (2) and an aggregation network (3). The access node comprises a first memory (4) for storing classification rules and a second memory (6) for storing flow rules. These rules are applied by a classification agent (5) and by a service agent (7) to information extracted from incoming data frames in order to infer flow awareness information of outgoing frames corresponding to these incoming data frame. In this way, the subscriber access network evolves to a multi-service architecture by replacing ATM with Ethernet for cost reasons. The concept of “flow awareness” is applied to the present access node. With respect to known tunnel-based Ethernet DSLAMs, the present access node removes all dependency on correct encapsulation or labeling at the customer side and at the service provider side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2005
    Publication date: June 1, 2006
    Inventors: Michaël Beck, Eric Borghs, Paul Cautereels, Hans Maurice Dequeker, Tim Gyselings
  • Patent number: 7034280
    Abstract: The invention relates to a light grid having a transmitter strip for the transmission of a plurality of light beams and a receiver strip for the reception of these light beams, an evaluation unit for the processing of received signals generated in dependence on the light beams received and a memory for reference values which can be compared with the received signals by means of the evaluation unit, with a position transducer being provided for the determination of the position of an object introduced into the monitored zone of the evaluation unit being able to be supplied with position signals supplied by the position transducer and the comparison of the reference values with the received values being able to be carried out in dependence on the position signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Sick AG
    Inventors: Michael Beck, Daniel Rieger, Frank Haberstroh
  • Publication number: 20060059334
    Abstract: A method to grant a supplicant access to a data communication network and related devices is claimed. A first supplicant is associated to a Medium Access Control address and is coupled to a first port of an authenticator of the data communication network. The method comprises: a step of transmitting an authentication request by the authenticator to an authentication server being coupled thereto; and a step of making by the authentication server an authentication decision based upon predefined rules and conditions; and a step of transmitting by the authentication server the authenticator an authentication reply that comprises a result of the authentication decision. The method further comprises a step of developing by the authentication server a first registration memory that comprises entries whereby an entry comprises an association between a Medium Access Control Address of a granted supplicant and a granted password, the granted supplicant received previously a grant to the data communication network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2005
    Publication date: March 16, 2006
    Inventors: Jeanne De Jaegher, Erwin Six, Michael Beck, Dimitri Papadimitriou
  • Publication number: 20050205763
    Abstract: The invention relates to a light grid having a transmitter strip for the transmission of a plurality of light beams and a receiver strip for the reception of these light beams, an evaluation unit for the processing of received signals generated in dependence on the light beams received and a memory for reference values which can be compared with the received signals by means of the evaluation unit, with a position transducer being provided for the determination of the position of an object introduced into the monitored zone of the evaluation unit being able to be supplied with position signals supplied by the position transducer and the comparison of the reference values with the received values being able to be carried out in dependence on the position signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2004
    Publication date: September 22, 2005
    Inventors: Michael Beck, Daniel Rieger, Frank Haberstroh
  • Publication number: 20050145428
    Abstract: An articulated vehicle suspension system shoulder joint is disclosed. A vehicle includes a plurality of wheel assemblies; a plurality of rotating shoulder joints, each wheel assembly being mounted to a respective one of the shoulder joints and rotatable in a plane by the respective shoulder joint; and a chassis to which the shoulder joints are mounted. The shoulder joint for use in a vehicle suspension system includes a housing to which a wheel assembly may be attached for in-plane rotation; a drive; and a transmission engaged with the housing and the drive to reduce the speed of the drive motor as it drives the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2003
    Publication date: July 7, 2005
    Inventors: Wendell Chun, Michael Beck, Jon Stinchcomb, David Clemens, John Dunne, Eric Anderfaas
  • Publication number: 20050119832
    Abstract: The invention relates to a computer system and a method for calculating an ADME property of a substance, which comprises the following steps: a. input of molecular properties of said substance into a biophysical model, whereby said biophysical model describes a correlation between the molecular properties and the ADME property and b. output of the ADME property.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2002
    Publication date: June 2, 2005
    Inventors: Walter Schmitt, Jorg Keldenich, Jannis Batoulis, Michael Beck, Roger-Michael Brunne, Thorsten Burger, Thorsten Potter, Felix Reichel, Stefan Willmann
  • Publication number: 20050047103
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a power supply circuit comprising at least one transformer which is connected to a primary side circuit and to a secondary side circuit. The present invention further relates to a method for producing such a power supply circuit. To provide an improved power supply circuit which has a reduced size and increased power density and offers more flexibility in the formation of the safety distances between primary side and secondary side, the primary side circuit and the secondary side circuit are each mounted on at least one separate circuit carrier, said circuit carriers being mechanically and electrically coupled to one another and arranged in at least two different planes. According to advantageous embodiments, said circuit carriers may be arranged in planes that are either parallel with or transverse to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2004
    Publication date: March 3, 2005
    Applicant: FRIWO Mobile Power GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Bothe, Stefan Morbe, Michael Becks, Peter Grad
  • Publication number: 20050023052
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a chassis and a plurality of wheel assemblies articulated with the chassis, each of the plurality of wheel assemblies comprising a rotatable wheel spaced away from the chassis. A vehicle includes a chassis and an articulated suspension system mounted to the chassis. A method includes comprising articulating at least one of a plurality of wheel assemblies with a chassis, each of the wheel assemblies including a rotatable wheel spaced apart from the chassis. A vehicle includes a chassis and articulatable means for rolling the chassis along a path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2003
    Publication date: February 3, 2005
    Inventors: Michael Beck, Jon Stinchcomb, Wendell Chun, Donald Nimblett, James Tomlin, Kevin Conrad
  • Publication number: 20050009839
    Abstract: The present application relates to novel heterocyclic compounds, to processes for their preparation, and to their use as crop protection agents, particularly for controlling animal pests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2002
    Publication date: January 13, 2005
    Inventors: Peter Jeshcke, Michael Beck, Wolfgang Kramer, Detlef Wollweber, Christoph Erdelen, Angelika Lubos-Erdelen, Andreas Turberg, Olaf Hansen, Hans-Dieter Martin, Piet Sauer
  • Patent number: 6838462
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel heterocyclic compounds of formula (I) where A, R1, R2, Y, Z, and n are defined in the disclosure, to processes for their preparation, and to their use as crop protection agents, in particular for controlling animal pests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: Bayer CropScience LP
    Inventors: Peter Jeschke, Michael Beck, Wolfgang Krämer, Detlef Wollweber, Angelika Lubos-Erdelen, Andreas Turberg, Olaf Hansen, Hans-Dieter Martin, Piet Sauer, Christoph Erdelen
  • Publication number: 20040209896
    Abstract: The present application relates to novel heterocyclic compounds of formula (I) 1
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2004
    Publication date: October 21, 2004
    Inventors: Peter Jeschke, Michael Beck, Wolfgang Kramer, Detlef Wollweber, Christoph Erdelen, Andreas Turberg, Olaf Hansen, Hans-Dieter Martin, Piet Sauer, Angelika Lubos-Erdelen
  • Publication number: 20040201950
    Abstract: The invention relates to a voltage transformer (1) including a housing (12) which encloses, at least partially, a mains plug (3, 4) connectable to a mains voltage source, a terminal plug (8) connectable to a terminal, and a voltage-transforming circuit, said housing (12) comprising a first housing component (2) and a second housing component (6) movably connected to said first housing component (2) by a guide means and implemented as a reception means (9) for receiving therein the terminal, and said voltage transformer (1) being adapted to be moved from a transport position to a charging position. In order to improve the handiness of the voltage transformer (1) during charging and, in particular, during transport, the present invention is so conceived that, at the transport position, the housing components (2, 6) have been moved relative to one another such that the space occupied at the transport position is smaller than that occupied at the charging position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2003
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Applicant: FRIWO Mobile Power GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Bothe, Kay Van Gen Hassend, Michael Becks
  • Patent number: 6692260
    Abstract: A method and sampling system are provided for sampling and marketing fluid replacement services. Once an automobile arrives at the service facility, the automobile service technician quickly obtains fluid samples from the various systems of an automobile. While the consumer provides relevant information relating to the vehicle to a customer service technician, the automobile service technician places the fluid samples into receptacles allowing the consumer to visually inspect the condition of each fluid. The service technician then provides new fluids in proximity to the actual fluids of the engine to allow a side-by-side comparison of the visual condition of the fluids. The samples are then presented to the consumer while the consumer is in contact with the customer service technician to allow the consumer to make a determination as to whether the fluids must be replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: B G Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Beck, Charles Polston, Sandor Cenziper, Robert Moore, John Thompson
  • Publication number: 20030190595
    Abstract: A method and sampling system are provided for sampling and marketing fluid replacement services. Once an automobile arrives at the service facility, the automobile service technician quickly obtains fluid samples from the various systems of an automobile. While the consumer provides relevant information relating to the vehicle to a customer service technician, the automobile service technician places the fluid samples into receptacles allowing the consumer to visually inspect the condition of each fluid. The service technician then provides new fluids in proximity to the actual fluids of the engine to allow a side-by-side comparison of the visual condition of the fluids. The samples are then presented to the consumer while the consumer is in contact with the customer service technician to allow the consumer to make a determination as to whether the fluids must be replaced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2003
    Publication date: October 9, 2003
    Applicant: BG PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Beck, Charles Polston, Sandor Cenziper, Robert Moore, John Thompson
  • Publication number: 20030145627
    Abstract: Suction feeders of this type are used in the processing of glass and have a heatable feed line (1) consisting of noble metal. Said feed line is embedded in a heat-insulated manner in a housing (4a) with a refractory material (3a). Said housing has a connecting flange (5) for connection to a molten glass supply device and an exit flange (6) for operational engagement with a suction ball (7) which removes the gob from the feed line (1). According to the invention, the material (3a, 4a) surrounding the feed line (1) is configured in such a way in terms of the construction and/or substance that a negative pressure can be produced on the outer periphery of the feed line (1), so that the mechanical compression of the feed line (1) is minimised and air bubbles are not drawn up.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2003
    Publication date: August 7, 2003
    Inventors: Michael Beck, Frank Druschke, Klaus-Dieter Duch, Ludwig Duersch, Johannews Roettgers, Anton Winkelmann
  • Publication number: 20020102527
    Abstract: A method and sampling system are provided for sampling and marketing fluid replacement services. Once an automobile arrives at the service facility, the automobile service technician quickly obtains fluid samples from the various systems of an automobile. While the consumer provides relevant information relating to the vehicle to a customer service technician, the automobile service technician places the fluid samples into receptacles allowing the consumer to visually inspect the condition of each fluid. The service technician then provides new fluids in proximity to the actual fluids of the engine to allow a side-by-side comparison of the visual condition of the fluids. The samples are then presented to the consumer while the consumer is in contact with the customer service technician to allow the consumer to make a determination as to whether the fluids must be replaced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2001
    Publication date: August 1, 2002
    Inventors: Michael Beck, Charles Polston, Sandor Cenziper, Robert Moore, John Thompson