Patents by Inventor Michael Stockmann

Michael Stockmann 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: 9516243
    Abstract: A surface of an object is irradiated using an infrared light beam. The infrared light beams reflected at the object are received by an infrared camera which captures a first intensity of the reflected infrared light beams on a detector of the infrared camera. Ambient radiation reflected at the object and the characteristic radiation of the object are detected by capturing a second intensity of the reflected ambient radiation and the characteristic radiation of the object on the detector of the infrared camera. The emissivity of the object is calculated based on the first intensity and the second intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Max Rothenfusser, Michael Stockmann
  • Publication number: 20140152841
    Abstract: A surface of an object is irradiated using an infrared light beam. The infrared light beams reflected at the object are received by an infrared camera which captures a first intensity of the reflected infrared light beams on a detector of the infrared camera. Ambient radiation reflected at the object and the characteristic radiation of the object are detected by capturing a second intensity of the reflected ambient radiation and the characteristic radiation of the object on the detector of the infrared camera. The emissivity of the object is calculated based on the first intensity and the second intensity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Max Rothenfusser, Michael Stockmann
  • Publication number: 20120190923
    Abstract: An endoscope measures the topography of a surface. The endoscope contains a projection unit and an imaging unit. The projection unit and the imaging unit are arranged successively in relation to an axis of the endoscope. The configuration of the projection unit and the imaging unit arranged axially behind one another on the axis permits a significantly smaller endoscope configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Martin Kunz, Anton Schick, Michael Stockmann
  • Patent number: 8040527
    Abstract: The invention describes an optical deflection element for the refractive production of a spatially structured bundle of light beams fanned concentrically to an optical axis of the deflection element. The optical deflection element has a base body made of optically transparent material, and has a light input and output side. The light input side is configured such that a primary bundle of light beams can be coupled in the base body. The light output side has a cylindrically symmetrical contour, which defines a recess in the base body. The fanning of the primary bundle of light beams is achieved by refraction on rotationally symmetric interfaces, which are variably inclined relative to the optical axis. The invention further relates to an optical measuring device for the three-dimensional measurement of a cavity in an object and a method for producing a concentrically fanned, spatially structured bundle of light beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Martin Kunz, Anton Schick, Michael Stockmann
  • Patent number: 7701557
    Abstract: A monitoring device for spatial areas comprises a receiver, to which an anamorphotic optical system, is assigned. The monitoring device also has a transmitter which scans a field of view assigned to the receiver using radiation pulse beams. A distance image of an object in the field of view can be produced by way of a radiation transit time determination with short-term integration carried out in an evaluation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: G√ľnter Doemens, Peter Mengel, Michael Stockmann
  • Publication number: 20100020333
    Abstract: The invention describes an optical deflection element for the refractive production of a spatially structured bundle of light beams fanned concentrically to an optical axis of the deflection element. The optical deflection element has a base body made of optically transparent material, and has a light input and output side. The light input side is configured such that a primary bundle of light beams can be coupled in the base body. The light output side has a cylindrically symmetrical contour, which defines a recess in the base body. The fanning of the primary bundle of light beams is achieved by refraction on rotationally symmetric interfaces, which are variably inclined relative to the optical axis. The invention further relates to an optical measuring device for the three-dimensional measurement of a cavity in an object and a method for producing a concentrically fanned, spatially structured bundle of light beams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Inventors: Martin Kunz, Anton Schick, Michael Stockmann
  • Patent number: 7538866
    Abstract: In one aspect, an optical sensor is used to detect defects, which can appear on smooth surfaces, is provided. The sensor includes a telecentric laser scanner and a detection unit. The scanner includes a laser for the approximately perpendicular illumination of a smooth surface, a scanning mirror, and a telecentric optical system for guiding illumination and detection beams the detection unit includes an optical detector system, a central diaphragm, which is concentrically positioned in the vicinity of the optical detector system in the direction toward the telecentric laser scanner, a highly sensitive photomultiplier for detecting scattered light, which emanates from defects on smooth surfaces, and a slit diaphragm arranged upstream of the photomultiplier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Wolfgang Heine, Dieter Spriegel, Michael Stockmann, Martin Weber
  • Publication number: 20070252976
    Abstract: In one aspect, an optical sensor is used to detect defects, which can appear on smooth surfaces, is provided. The sensor includes a telecentric laser scanner and a detection unit. The scanner includes a laser for the approximately perpendicular illumination of a smooth surface, a scanning mirror, and a telecentric optical system for guiding illumination and detection beams the detection unit includes an optical detector system, a central diaphragm, which is concentrically positioned in the vicinity of the optical detector system in the direction toward the telecentric laser scanner, a highly sensitive photomultiplier for detecting scattered light, which emanates from defects on smooth surfaces, and a slit diaphragm arranged upstream of the photomultiplier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Inventors: Wolfgang Heine, Dieter Spriegel, Michael Stockmann, Martin Weber
  • Publication number: 20070181786
    Abstract: A monitoring device for spatial areas comprises a receiver, to which an anamorphotic optical system, is assigned. The monitoring device also has a transmitter which scans a field of view assigned to the receiver using radiation pulse beams. A distance image of an object in the field of view can be produced by way of a radiation transit time determination with short-term integration carried out in an evaluation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Inventors: Gunter Doemens, Peter Mengel, Michael Stockmann
  • Patent number: 6614536
    Abstract: Surface shape determination and an exact speed measurement of a moving object is undertaken with an arrangement including semiconductor elements and having two spaced semiconductor sensor lines. Illumination of the moving object occurs via at least one laser diode that is arranged in the proximity of the semiconductor sensor lines. The semiconductor sensor lines are used to perform a registration of cross-sectional profiles by integrating a number of range vectors calculated from sensed reflected light pulses at times when the moving object is not present and present. Successively registered cross-sectional profiles of a vehicle are converted into cross-sectional areas and into longitudinal profiles. The speed can be identified on the basis of the time-offset between identical registration in the first and second semiconductor sensor lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Guenter Doemens, Michael Stockmann
  • Patent number: 5614619
    Abstract: Secondary-metabolite biosynthesis genes from actinomycetes, method of isolating them, and their use.The invention concerns secondary-metabolite biosynthesis genes from actinomycetes, a method of isolating secondary-metabolite and, in particular, 6-deoxy-sugar biosynthesis genes, from actinomycetes using the gene probes strD, strE, strL and strM gene probes from Streptomyces griseus DSM40236, and structurally related genes, as gene probes for detecting the genes snoT (coding for amphotheronolide B-dTDP-D-mycosaminyl transferase), snoD (coding for dTDP-D-glucose synthase) and snoM (coding for dTDP-4-keto-6-deoxy-D-glucose isomerase), or one or more secondary-metabolite biosynthesis genes from actinomycetes. The invention also concerns the use of secondary-metabolite biosynthesis genes thus isolated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1997
    Assignee: Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Wolfgang Piepersberg, Michael Stockmann, Kambiz M. Taleghani, J urgen Distler, Susanne Grabley, Petra Sichel, Barbara Br au
  • Patent number: 5448359
    Abstract: In order to set up a height raster image for the inspection of complex units, for example of equipped printed circuit boards, optical distance sensors are employed. In this case, the known triangulation method or the likewise known confocal principle is employed. A sensor which permits a complete inspection in an acceptable time must cope with an appropriately high data rate. To this end, a distance sensor is described, which at the same time exhibits a high resolution and a low sensitivity in relation to secondary light reflexes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1995
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Anton Schick, Richard Schneider, Michael Stockmann
  • Patent number: 5394419
    Abstract: In a circuit arrangement for limiting the power of the optical signal emitted by a laser, the current through the laser is supplied via a parallel connection of a plurality of series circuits of a transistor with a resistor. In addition, provision is made for a limitation, depending on the operating temperature of the laser, of the maximum current through the laser, which is realized by means of a temperature-dependent control signal fed to the control electrodes of the transistors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1995
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Klaus Neuhaus, Klaus Panzer, Michael Stockmann
  • Patent number: 4784449
    Abstract: A light deflector includes a plurality of individual acousto-optical light waveguide deflectors being integrated on a common substrate and disposed relative to one or more directions from which or to which a light beam to be deflected will be supplied so that the resolved points is equal to the sum of the resolved points of each of the individual deflectors. Preferably, the individual light deflectors are disposed and aligned on the substrate so that the deflection ranges of the resolved points lie next to one another in a prescribed surface and with the ranges contacting one another without gaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1988
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Franz Auracher, Rudolf Keil, Michael Stockmann, Karl-Heinz Zeitler
  • Patent number: 4655593
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for illuminating a Bragg cell employ a laser which is directed at the Bragg cell with the focus of the laser beam being disposed outside of the Bragg cell, such as immediately preceding the leading edge of the Bragg cell or the crystal containing the Bragg cell. A spectral analyzer with a Bragg cell disposed therein and operated in this manner has a significantly lower noise background thereby decreasing the lower dynamic limit of the analyzer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1987
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Eckhard Storck, Michael Stockmann
  • Patent number: 4548464
    Abstract: A frequency analyzer, which is manufactured in a planar waveguide technology has a first substrate provided with a waveguide modulator for modulating light travelling in the waveguide connected to a lens for the Fourier transformation of the modulated light. The material of the lens is different than the material of the substrate having the modulator and preferably is either a rod shaped gradient lens or a second substrate, which as a geodesic waveguide lens pressed into the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1985
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Franz Auracher, Michael Stockmann
  • Patent number: 4505539
    Abstract: An optical device, such as the switch, for controlling the passage of a light beam into and out of an end face of a waveguide such as a glass fiber includes utilizing either a layer or drop of liquid material to control the light passage. The liquid material can be a layer, which has changeable optical properties, which can occur by applying a magnetic field, heat or electrical field or the material can be a layer of electrolyte material which will precipitate a reflective layer or electrochromic layer in response to an application of an electrical field. In another embodiment, the liquid material may be moved into and out of engagement with the end face to change the reflective nature of the end face and to cause decoupling of light from the end face or block the transmission of light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1985
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Franz Auracher, Hermann Buerk, Rudolf Keil, Michael Stockmann, Kaspar Weingand, Karl-Heinz Zeitler
  • Patent number: 4440468
    Abstract: The planar waveguide Bragg lens and a component utilizing a planar waveguide Bragg lens with a greater acceptance angle characterized by several grating structures being arranged in series and having an inclination towards one another for varying angles of incidence. In one embodiment, each of the grating structures are circular arc segments which are interconnected together to form a single grating structure having curved segments which also has a greater acceptance angle than a conventional planar waveguide Bragg lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1981
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1984
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Franz Auracher, Michael Stockmann
  • Patent number: 4418980
    Abstract: A planar waveguide lens is characterized in that the same is a gradient lens, whereby the refractive index profile transversely to the lens axis extends approximately parabolically. The lens may be constructed to be multi-mode or may be constructed to be single-mode in the spatial direction perpendicular to the lens axis and perpendicular to the axis in which the indicated change of the refractive index profile extends. Grid structures are provided for dividing the light. The grid structures may be permanent, electro-optically produced or acousto-optically produced. For single mode fibers, the grid structures are produced by acoustic surface waves, while for multi-mode fibers, the grid structures are produced by way of acoustical volume waves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1983
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Rudolf Keil, Franz Auracher, Michael Stockmann
  • Patent number: 4362357
    Abstract: A three dimensional star coupler for interconnecting a first bunch of optical waveguides such as fibers to a second bunch of optical waveguides or optical fibers characterized by a mixing element being a planar waveguide having a thickness approximately equal to the fiber diameter and having input and output surfaces coupled to the incoming and outgoing fibers which are all supported in the same plane. The mixing element consists for example of an elongated rectangular plate but also can have a configuration of arcs of a circular configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1982
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Michael Stockmann, Hans-Hermann Witte