Patents by Inventor Philipp Herget

Philipp Herget 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: 20190204844
    Abstract: A mobile robot includes a mode of operation to recover from a localization error. The mobile robot detects a change in state in a local region proximate the mobile robot. The location of the mobile robot is identified based at least in part on the detected change in state. In one implementation, the mobile robot interfaces with a system controller of a building to initiate a change in state in a local region of a building.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Tessa Lau, Christian Fritz, Philipp Herget, Robert S. Bauer
  • Publication number: 20190172284
    Abstract: A mobile robot includes features to improve security when the mobile robot traverses a secure door between a secure area and an unsecure area. This may include the mobile robot checking that a region about the secure door, in the unsecure area, is clear of an entity that is a tailgating risk, prior to opening the secure door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Philipp Herget, Steve B. Cousins, Tessa Lau
  • Patent number: 10199058
    Abstract: A method according to one embodiment includes recessing a portion of a media facing side of a module, the module having first and second transducers of different magnetic transducer types positioned towards the media facing side of the module, wherein the different transducer types are selected from a group consisting of data reader transducers, servo reader transducers, write transducers, piggyback read-write transducers and merged read-write transducers; wherein the recess is positioned towards one of the first transducers, wherein the recess forms a first protection structure for protecting the first transducer; and wherein the second transducer has either no protection or is protected by a second protection structure that is different than the first protection structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert G. Biskeborn, W. Stanley Czarnecki, Philipp Herget, Calvin S. Lo
  • Publication number: 20180268846
    Abstract: A method according to one embodiment includes forming at least two write transducers for writing to a magnetic medium, the at least two write transducers being positioned adjacent each other and aligned along a line; and forming a shield structure having shields adjacent at least three sides of each of the at least two write transducers, the shields being formed of a magnetically permeable material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Robert G. Biskeborn, Philipp Herget
  • Patent number: 10068590
    Abstract: A method according to one embodiment includes forming a lower shield of a shield structure; forming a portion of a magnetic yoke for each of at least two write transducers above the lower shield of the shield structure; and forming an upper shield of the shield structure above the portions of the yokes of each of two of the at least two write transducers, the shields being formed of a magnetically permeable material, wherein the upper and lower shields are magnetically connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert G. Biskeborn, Philipp Herget
  • Patent number: 9929209
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided for an integrated laminated magnetic device. A substrate and a multilayer stack structure form the device. The multilayer stack structure includes alternating magnetic layers and diode structures formed on the substrate. Each magnetic layer in the multilayer stack structure is separated from another magnetic layer in the multilayer stack structure by a diode structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Philipp Herget, Eugene J. O'Sullivan, Lubomyr T. Romankiw, Naigang Wang, Bucknell C. Webb
  • Publication number: 20180040339
    Abstract: A method according to one embodiment includes forming a first portion of a thin film writer structure on a substrate, forming a portion of a write gap at an initial position, a plane of deposition of the portion of the write gap being at an angle of greater than 0° and less than 90° relative to an upper surface of the first portion in the initial position, moving the writer structure to orient the plane of deposition of the portion of the write gap more toward perpendicular to a plane corresponding to a final media-facing surface of the writer structure than the orientation of the plane of deposition of the portion of the write gap in the initial position, and fixing the writer structure in place after the moving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Philipp Herget, Pierre-Olivier Jubert
  • Publication number: 20170364074
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed include methods for controlling the behavior of autonomously navigating delivery robots when items cannot be delivered. Methods can include receiving a request to proceed to a delivery location when a robot is at a first location. Attempting to deliver an item at a delivery location. If the robot determines delivery is successful, it autonomously navigates back to the first location. If the robot determines delivery of the item is not successful, it autonomously navigates to another location different from the first location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Tessa Lau, Philipp Herget
  • Patent number: 9847099
    Abstract: A method according to one embodiment includes forming a first portion of a thin film writer structure on a substantially planar portion of a substrate such that planes of deposition of the first portion of the writer structure are substantially parallel to a plane of the substrate; forming a portion of a write gap of the writer structure at an angle of greater than 0° relative to the substantially planar portion of the substrate; and causing the writer structure to tilt at an angle relative to the plane of the substrate such that a plane of deposition of the write gap is oriented about perpendicular to a final media-facing surface of the writer structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Philipp Herget, Pierre-Olivier Jubert
  • Patent number: 9754616
    Abstract: A computer program product for orienting a head includes a computer readable storage medium having program instructions embodied therewith. The program instructions are readable and/or executable by a controller to cause the controller to: determine a desired pitch for transducers for reading and/or writing to a magnetic tape; and cause a mechanism to orient a head to achieve the desired pitch. The array of a first of the modules is offset from the array of a second of the modules in a first direction parallel to the axis of the array of the second module such that the transducers of the first module are about aligned with the transducers of the second module in the intended direction of tape travel thereacross when the axes are oriented at an angle greater than 0.2° relative to a line oriented perpendicular to the intended direction of tape travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert G. Biskeborn, Philipp Herget, Calvin S. Lo
  • Publication number: 20170200766
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided for an integrated laminated magnetic device. A substrate and a multilayer stack structure form the device. The multilayer stack structure includes alternating magnetic layers and diode structures formed on the substrate. Each magnetic layer in the multilayer stack structure is separated from another magnetic layer in the multilayer stack structure by a diode structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Philipp Herget, Eugene J. O'Sullivan, Lubomyr T. Romankiw, Naigang Wang, Bucknell C. Webb
  • Patent number: 9697943
    Abstract: A laminating structure includes a first magnetic layer, a second magnetic layer, a first spacer disposed between the first and second magnetic layers and a second spacer disposed on the second magnetic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert E. Fontana, Jr., William J. Gallagher, Philipp Herget, Eugene J. O'Sullivan, Lubomyr T. Romankiw, Naigang Wang, Bucknell C. Webb
  • Patent number: 9691425
    Abstract: A laminating structure includes a first magnetic layer, a second magnetic layer, a first spacer disposed between the first and second magnetic layers and a second spacer disposed on the second magnetic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert E. Fontana, Jr., William J. Gallagher, Philipp Herget, Eugene J. O'Sullivan, Lubomyr T. Romankiw, Naigang Wang, Bucknell C. Webb
  • Patent number: 9659583
    Abstract: An apparatus according to one embodiment includes a module having first and second transducers of different transducer types positioned towards a media facing side of the module. The apparatus also includes a first protection structure for protecting the first transducer. The first protection structure includes a recessed portion of the media facing side adjacent the first transducer. The second transducer is protected by a second protection structure that is different than the first protection structure. The second protection structure includes a recessed portion of the media facing side adjacent the second transducer. An extent of recession of the recessed portion of the media facing side adjacent the second transducer is not as great as an extent of recession of the recessed portion of the media facing side adjacent the first transducer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert G. Biskeborn, W. Stanley Czarnecki, Philipp Herget, Calvin S. Lo
  • Patent number: 9607639
    Abstract: In one general embodiment, an apparatus includes at least two modules, each of the modules having an array of transducers, wherein the at least two modules are fixed relative to each other, wherein an axis of each array is defined between opposite ends thereof, wherein the axes of the arrays are oriented about parallel to each other, wherein the array of a first of the modules is offset from the array of a second of the modules in a first direction parallel to the axis of the array of the second module such that the transducers of the first module are about aligned with the transducers of the second module in an intended direction of tape travel thereacross; and a mechanism for orienting the modules about an axis orthogonal to the plane in which the arrays reside to control a transducer pitch presented to a tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert G. Biskeborn, Philipp Herget, Calvin S. Lo
  • Patent number: 9601484
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided for an integrated laminated magnetic device. A substrate and a multilayer stack structure form the device. The multilayer stack structure includes alternating magnetic layers and diode structures formed on the substrate. Each magnetic layer in the multilayer stack structure is separated from another magnetic layer in the multilayer stack structure by a diode structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Philipp Herget, Eugene J. O'Sullivan, Lubomyr T. Romankiw, Naigang Wang, Bucknell C. Webb
  • Patent number: 9601134
    Abstract: A magnetic device according to one embodiment includes a source of flux and a magnetic yoke coupled to the source of flux. The source of flux includes a thin film coil having multiple turns. The magnetic yoke has a pole with two or more gaps, wherein the coil turns have a non-uniform placement in the magnetic yoke for creating a higher magnetic field at one of the gaps than another of the gaps during writing. A magnetic device according to another embodiment includes a source of flux. A geometry of the magnetic pole near or at one of the gaps is different than a geometry of the magnetic pole near or at another of the gaps to help equalize fields formed at the gaps when the source of flux is generating flux.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert G. Biskeborn, Philipp Herget, Bucknell C. Webb
  • Patent number: 9595276
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus includes at least first and second modules, a mechanism for orienting the modules to control a transducer pitch presented to a tape, and a controller physically configured to determine a state of expansion of the tape based on a readback signal from the tape. Each of the modules have an array of transducers. The first and second modules are fixed relative to each other. The transducers of the first module are about aligned with the transducers of the second module in an intended direction of tape travel thereacross when longitudinal axes of the arrays are oriented at an angle greater than 0.2° relative to a line oriented perpendicular to the intended direction of tape travel. The controller is physically configured to control the mechanism for altering the angle of the modules away from the nominal angle based on the state of expansion of the tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert G. Biskeborn, Philipp Herget, Calvin S. Lo
  • Publication number: 20170062111
    Abstract: A laminating structure includes a first magnetic layer, a second magnetic layer, a first spacer disposed between the first and second magnetic layers and a second spacer disposed on the second magnetic layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Robert E. Fontana, JR., William J. Gallagher, Philipp Herget, Eugene J. O'Sullivan, Lubomyr T. Romankiw, Naigang Wang, Bucknell C. Webb
  • Patent number: 9564165
    Abstract: A laminating structure includes a first magnetic layer, a second magnetic layer, a first spacer disposed between the first and second magnetic layers and a second spacer disposed on the second magnetic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert E. Fontana, Jr., William J. Gallagher, Philipp Herget, Eugene J. O'Sullivan, Lubomyr T. Romankiw, Naigang Wang, Bucknell C. Webb