Patents by Inventor Michael Hecker

Michael Hecker 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: 20220178838
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for determining deformations on an object, wherein the object is illuminated and moved while being illuminated. In the process, the object is observed by means of at least one camera and at least two camera images are generated at different times by said camera. In the camera images, polygonal chains are ascertained in each case for reflections at the object caused by form features. The form features are classified on the basis of the behavior of the polygonal chains over the at least two camera images and a two-dimensional representation is generated, the latter representing a spatial distribution of deformations. Moreover, the invention relates to a corresponding apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Jens ORZOL, Michael LENHARTZ, Daniel BAUMANN, Dirk HECKER, Ronja MÖLLER, Wolfgang VONOLFEN, Christian BAUCKHAGE
  • Patent number: 10676728
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to the field of fermentation technology and microorganisms useful for such fermentations. The invention also relates to materials including nucleic acids and proteins useful for altering fermentation characteristics of microorganisms, and to microorganisms comprising such nucleic acids and/or proteins. In particular, the invention relates to materials for conferring, modifying or reducing microbial stress resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Max Fabian Felle, Stefan Jenewein, Stefan Handtke, Birgit Voigt, Thomas Schweder, Michael Hecker
  • Publication number: 20180371444
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to the field of fermentation technology and microorganisms useful for such fermentations. The invention also relates to materials including nucleic acids and proteins useful for altering fermentation characteristics of microorganisms, and to microorganisms comprising such nucleic acids and/or proteins. In particular, the invention relates to materials for conferring, modifying or reducing microbial stress resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Max Fabian Felle, Stefan Jenewein, Handtke Stefan, Birgit Voigt, Thomas Schweder, Michael Hecker
  • Patent number: 10068859
    Abstract: A structure for arresting the propagation of cracks during the dicing of a semiconductor wafer into individual chips includes a monolithic metallic plate that traverses multiple dielectric layers peripheral to an active region of a chip. One or more metallic plates may be formed using lithography and electroplating techniques between the active device region and a peripheral kerf region, where each metallic plate includes a concave feature that faces the kerf region of the wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Polomoff, Mohamed Rabie, Victoria L. Calero Diaz Del Castillo, Danielle Degraw, Michael Hecker
  • Publication number: 20140317066
    Abstract: The present invention disclosure provides a method of analysing data. In a first step a plurality of data records is provided, each data record having a plurality of data elements and having a property. At least some data elements of each data record are selected. In a next step, the selected data elements are grouped in a plurality of groups such that each group has data elements that are a part of one of the data records and such that for a group that has data elements of more than one data record, each data element or property is similar or identical to at least one of the data elements or properties, respectively, of each other data record of that group. A group of interest and a reference group are determined from the plurality of groups. The group of interest has at least one data element of interest and the reference group has data elements or properties that are similar or identical with data elements or properties, respectively, of the group of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Curtin University of Technology
    Inventors: Fedja Hadzic, Michael Hecker
  • Patent number: 8056402
    Abstract: By forming an appropriate material layer, such as a metal-containing material, on a appropriate substrate and patterning the material layer to obtain a cantilever portion and a tip portion, a specifically designed nano-probe may be provided. In some illustrative aspects, additionally, a three-dimensional template structure may be provided prior to the deposition of the probe material, thereby enabling the definition of sophisticated tip portions on the basis of lithography, wherein, alternatively or additionally, other material removal processes with high spatial resolution, such as FIB techniques, may be used for defining nano-probes, which may be used for electric interaction, highly resolved temperature measurements and the like. Thus, sophisticated measurement techniques may be established for advanced thermal scanning, strain measurement techniques and the like, in which a thermal and/or electrical interaction with the surface under consideration is required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Hecker, Ehrenfried Zschech, Piotr Grabiec, Pawel Janus, Teodor Gotszalk
  • Publication number: 20100112552
    Abstract: The invention relates to nucleic acid-binding chips for monitoring bioprocesses, specifically for detecting nitrogen deficiencies. Said chips carry probes that are sensitive to at least three of the following 50 genes: kdgR, citA, htrA, ycn1, yppF, trpB, ggt, alsR, glnA, nrgA, yciC, yvtA, nrgB, ycnJ, glnR, yvlA, yncE, yvlB, trpF, ydfS, trpD, ycnK, trpB, trpC, nasD, ycdH, nasC, nasB, trpE, pckA, nasF, yrkC, and tnrA or the homolgs to SEQ ID NO: 91, 41, 53, 19, 55, 47, 21, 17, 9, 85, 45, 49, 95, 63, 15, 93, or 81 at a maximum of 80 different probes that are specific of nitrogen metabolism. The invention also relates to the use of corresponding gene probes, especially on the aforementioned chips, to corresponding methods and possible uses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft Auf Aktien
    Inventors: Stefan Evers, Jorg Feesche, Karl-Heinz Maurer, Thomas Schweder, Michael Hecker, Birgit Voigt, Britta Jurgen, Le Thi Hoi
  • Publication number: 20090114000
    Abstract: By forming an appropriate material layer, such as a metal-containing material, on a appropriate substrate and patterning the material layer to obtain a cantilever portion and a tip portion, a specifically designed nano-probe may be provided. In some illustrative aspects, additionally, a three-dimensional template structure may be provided prior to the deposition of the probe material, thereby enabling the definition of sophisticated tip portions on the basis of lithography, wherein, alternatively or additionally, other material removal processes with high spatial resolution, such as FIB techniques, may be used for defining nano-probes, which may be used for electric interaction, highly resolved temperature measurements and the like. Thus, sophisticated measurement techniques may be established for advanced thermal scanning, strain measurement techniques and the like, in which a thermal and/or electrical interaction with the surface under consideration is required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Inventors: Michael Hecker, Ehrenfried Zschech, Piotr Grabiec, Pawel Janus, Teodor Gotszalk
  • Publication number: 20070281312
    Abstract: The present application relates to nucleic acid-binding chips for monitoring bioprocesses, especially for detecting phosphate deficiency conditions. Said chips support probes for at least three of the following 47 genes: yhcR, tatCD, ctaC, gene for a putative acetoin reductase, spoIIGa, nasE, pstA, spoIIAA, gene for a hypothetical protein, yhbD, cotE, gene for a conserved hypothetical protein, yurl, spoVID, gene for a putative aromatic-specific dioxygenase, yhbE, gene for a putative benzoate transport protein, pstBB, spoIIIAH, gene for a hypothetical protein, spoIIQ, spoIIIAG, yvmA, gene for a putative ribonuclease, dhaS, yrbE, gene for a putative decarboxylase/dehydratase, htpG, yfkH, spoIIAB, spoIIIAF, alsD, gdh, yfkN, pstC, yfmQ, pstBA, dhaS homolog, gene for a putative phosphatase, phy, cypX, alsS, phoD, pstS, phoB, yvnA, yvmC, the total number of phosphate metabolism-specific different probes on the nucleic acid-binding chips not exceeding 100.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Inventors: Thomas SCHWEDER, Britta JURGEN, Stefan EVERS, Karl-Heinz MAURER, Le Thi HOI, Michael HECKER, Birgit VOIGT, Jorg FEESCHE
  • Publication number: 20070068675
    Abstract: A method for drilling and completing a gravel packed well is disclosed. The method comprises drilling a wellbore with a drilling fluid, conditioning the drilling fluid, running the gravel packing assembly tools to depth in the wellbore with the conditioned drilling-fluid, and gravel packing a wellbore interval with a completion-fluid. The completion fluid may be the same as the drilling-fluid. This method may be combined with alternate-path sand screen technology to ensure proper distribution of the gravel pack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Publication date: March 29, 2007
    Inventors: Michael Barry, Jon Blacklock, Karen Chandler, Bruce Dale, Matt DiPippo, Michael Hecker, Ben Martin, Thomas Martin, Darren Rosenbaum, Chris Shuchart
  • Patent number: 7129788
    Abstract: A d.c. signal controlled oscillator includes a frequency-determining network having a control input and a modulation input. A phase regulating loop includes the oscillator and components that provide a control signal to the control input. A circuit apparatus for driving the oscillator includes a modulation generator that provides a modulation signal to the modulation input, and a circuit arrangement that autonomously generates a signal depending on and representing a slope of the modulation and provides this slope signal to the modulation generator, which generates the modulation signal dependent on the slope signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: Atmel Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Juergen Eckert, Thorsten Fahlbusch, Burkhard Gehring, Hans-Werner Groh, Horst Haefner, Hermann Hammel, Michael Hecker, Gerald Krimmer, Reinhard Reimann, Wolfgang Roeper, Friedemann Schmidt, Juergen Schnabel, Wolfgang Schneider, Michael Vogt, Hans-Peter Waible
  • Publication number: 20060040279
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for determining the physiological state of cells isolated from an organism of interest utilizing chips to which nucleic acid probes are attached. In preferred embodiments of the invention, the cells undergo a biological process and the physiological state of the cells is determined at various points in time throughout the biological process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2005
    Publication date: February 23, 2006
    Applicant: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Joerg Feesche, Karl-Heinz Maurer, Roland Breves, Thomas Schweder, Michael Hecker, Britta Juergen, Birgit Voigt
  • Publication number: 20040233009
    Abstract: A d.c. signal controlled oscillator includes a frequency-determining network having a control input and a modulation input. A phase regulating loop includes the oscillator and components that provide a control signal to the control input. A circuit apparatus for driving the oscillator includes a modulation generator that provides a modulation signal to the modulation input, and a circuit arrangement that autonomously generates a signal depending on and representing a slope of the modulation and provides this slope signal to the modulation generator, which generates the modulation signal dependent on the slope signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2004
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Applicant: ATMEL Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Juergen Eckert, Thorsten Fahlbusch, Burkhard Gehring, Hans-Werner Groh, Horst Haefner, Hermann Hammel, Michael Hecker, Gerald Krimmer, Reinhard Reimann, Wolfgang Roeper, Friedemann Schmidt, Juergen Schnabel, Wolfgang Schneider, Michael Vogt, Hans-Peter Waible
  • Patent number: 6584768
    Abstract: A Vehicle Exhaust Filtration System and Method is disclosed. Also disclosed is a system and method that reduces the airborne contaminants leaving the exhaust pipe of any internal combustion engine to which the system is attached. Furthermore, the method and system involves the use of recyclable cartridges that can be exchanged on a planned maintenance program. Still further, the disclosed system and method prohibits engines failing to have acceptably clean filter/converters from being started. It is another aspect of the present invention that the method and system provide an alert to the user, and potentially to external individuals, that the change out deadline is approaching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: The Majestic Companies, Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael Hecker, Adrian Corbett
  • Patent number: 4262795
    Abstract: Gripper apparatus and method of gripping containers for use in uncasers and the like for controllably gripping containers for transport and release as desired. Each individual gripper utilizes an over center toggle mechanism held to the open position by the toggle and triggerable by the contact of the center of the member with the top of one or more containers to allow a spring to cause the gripper to close on the container walls therebetween. The containers are releasable onto a delivery conveyor by depression of the center member at that point to reset the over center mechanism. The grippers and method are intended to provide for the gripping of multiple containers, typically two, by a single gripper so as to reduce the number of grippers required and to provide for the easy handling of containers not otherwise easily individually gripped. Alternate forms of grippers are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1981
    Assignee: Industrial Automation Corp.
    Inventor: Michael Hecker