Patents by Inventor Rainer Becker

Rainer Becker 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: 10771111
    Abstract: A communication set-up having an electronic circuit; the circuit including at least one communication unit for wireless communication. The communication unit includes an antenna network connected to an antenna; and also includes an actuating unit. The circuit of the communication set-up further includes a signal processing unit, and in response to operation of the actuating unit, the actuating unit is configured to release a signal to the signal processing unit, which, on the basis of this, converts the communication set-up from a blocked state to an enabled state, or vice versa. In addition, a method for controlling such a communication set-up is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Becker, Gerald Holtz, Stefan Ullmann
  • Patent number: 10553325
    Abstract: A scattered radiation grid for an x-ray imaging is disclosed. In an embodiment, the scattered radiation grid includes alternately arranged layers permeable to x-ray radiation and absorbing x-ray radiation. The layers absorbing the x-ray radiation are formed from an amorphous material. Further, a method is disclosed for using an amorphous metal for the layers of a scattered radiation grid absorbing the x-ray radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Becker, Manfred Ruehrig
  • Publication number: 20190317126
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and devices for extending a time period until changing a measuring tip of a scanning probe microscope. In particular, the invention relates to a method for hardening a measuring tip for a scanning probe microscope, comprising the step of: Processing the measuring tip with a beam of an energy beam source, the energy beam source being part of a scanning electron microscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Gabriel Baralia, Rainer Becker, Kinga Kornilov, Christof Baur, Hans Hermann Pieper
  • Publication number: 20190253105
    Abstract: A communication set-up having an electronic circuit; the circuit including at least one communication unit for wireless communication. The communication unit includes an antenna network connected to an antenna; and also includes an actuating unit. The circuit of the communication set-up further includes a signal processing unit, and in response to operation of the actuating unit, the actuating unit is configured to release a signal to the signal processing unit, which, on the basis of this, converts the communication set-up from a blocked state to an enabled state, or vice versa. In addition, a method for controlling such a communication set-up is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Rainer Becker, Gerald Holtz, Stefan Ullmann
  • Publication number: 20190247823
    Abstract: A housing having a heatable housing jacket, which surrounds a treatment chamber and forms a rotationally symmetrical treatment surface extending in the axial direction, and a drivable rotor, arranged in the treatment chamber and extending coaxially, for producing a material film on the treatment surface. The rotor comprises a hollow shaft, arranged in a manner distributed over the circumference of which are spreading elements. The hollow shaft surrounds a condensation space, in which a condenser is arranged. At least some of the spreading elements are configured as transport elements, which impart a transporting component to the material in the direction from the material inlet to the material outlet. Some of the spreading elements are configured as transport elements and some as distributing elements, which project from the hollow shaft and which comprise teeth, the shearing edge of which encloses an angle of less than 45° relative to the axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicants: BUSS-SMS-CANZLER GMBH, WACKER CHEMIE AG
    Inventors: Rainer NAEF, Johann SCHUSTER, Nils BECKER
  • Publication number: 20180204646
    Abstract: A scattered radiation grid for an x-ray imaging is disclosed. In an embodiment, the scattered radiation grid includes alternately arranged layers permeable to x-ray radiation and absorbing x-ray radiation. The layers absorbing the x-ray radiation are formed from an amorphous material. Further, a method is disclosed for using an amorphous metal for the layers of a scattered radiation grid absorbing the x-ray radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer BECKER, Manfred RUEHRIG
  • Patent number: 9023666
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for electron beam induced etching of a material (100, 200) with the method steps providing at least one etching gas at a position of the material (100, 200) at which an electron beam impacts on the material (100, 200) and simultaneously providing at least one passivation gas which is adapted for slowing down or inhibiting a spontaneous etching by the at least one etching gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMS GmbH
    Inventors: Nicole Auth, Petra Spies, Rainer Becker, Thorsten Hofmann, Klaus Edinger
  • Patent number: 8632687
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for electron beam induced etching of a layer contaminated with gallium, with the method steps of providing at least one first halogenated compound as an etching gas at the position at which an electron beam impacts on the layer, and providing at least one second halogenated compound as a precursor gas for removing of the gallium from this position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMS GmbH
    Inventors: Nicole Auth, Petra Spies, Rainer Becker, Thorsten Hofmann, Klaus Edinger
  • Publication number: 20140014868
    Abstract: A cock fitting includes a cock plug disposed in a housing. The cock plug is connected to a drive arrangement for lifting and subsequent rotation of the cock plug, wherein the drive arrangement is configured to operate hydraulically for lifting as well as for rotating the cock plug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Gunter Wodara, Rainer Becker, Berthold Jager, Hannes Kellermann
  • Patent number: 8623230
    Abstract: The present method relates to processes for the removal of a material from a sample by a gas chemical reaction activated by a charged particle beam. The method is a multiple step process wherein in a first step a gas is supplied which, when a chemical reaction between the gas and the material is activated, forms a non-volatile material component such as a metal salt or a metaloxide. In a second consecutive step the reaction product of the first chemical reaction is removed from the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMS GmbH
    Inventors: Nicole Auth, Petra Spies, Tristan Bret, Rainer Becker, Thorsten Hofmann, Klaus Edinger
  • Patent number: 8318593
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for electron beam induced deposition of electrically conductive material from a metal carbonyl with the method steps of providing at least one electron beam at a position of a substrate, storing at least one metal carbonyl at a first temperature, and heating the at least one metal carbonyl to at least one second temperature prior to the provision at the position at which the at least one electron beam impacts on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMS GmbH
    Inventors: Nicole Auth, Petra Spies, Rainer Becker, Thorsten Hofmann, Klaus Edinger
  • Patent number: 8247782
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for investigating and/or modifying a sample is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a charged particle source, at least one particle optical element forming a charged particle beam of charged particles emitted by said charged particle source. The apparatus further comprises an objective lens which generates a charged particle probe from said charged particle beam. The objective lens defines a particle optical axis. A first electrostatic deflection element is arranged—in a direction of propagation of charged particles emitted by said charged particle source—downstream of the objective lens. The electrostatic deflection element deflecting the charged particle beam in a direction perpendicular to said charged particle optical axis and has a deflection bandwidth of at least 10 MHz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMS GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Edinger, Rainer Becker, Michael Budach, Thorsten Hofmann
  • Publication number: 20110210181
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for investigating and/or modifying a sample is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a charged particle source, at least one particle optical element forming a charged particle beam of charged particles emitted by said charged particle source. The apparatus further comprises an objective lens which generates a charged particle probe from said charged particle beam. The objective lens defines a particle optical axis. A first electrostatic deflection element is arranged—in a direction of propagation of charged particles emitted by said charged particle source—downstream of the objective lens. The electrostatic deflection element deflecting the charged particle beam in a direction perpendicular to said charged particle optical axis and has a deflection bandwidth of at least 10 MHz.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: Carl Zeiss SMS GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Edinger, Rainer Becker, Michael Budach, Thorsten Hofmann
  • Publication number: 20110183444
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for electron beam induced etching of a material (100, 200) with the method steps providing at least one etching gas at a position of the material (100, 200) at which an electron beam impacts on the material (100, 200) and simultaneously providing at least one passivation gas which is adapted for slowing down or inhibiting a spontaneous etching by the at least one etching gas
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: CARL ZEISS SMS GMBH
    Inventors: Nicole Auth, Petra Spies, Rainer Becker, Thorsten Hofmann, Klaus Edinger
  • Publication number: 20110183523
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for electron beam induced etching of a layer contaminated with gallium (120), (220) with the method steps of providing at least one first halogenated compound as an etching gas at the position at which an electron beam impacts on the layer (120), (220) and providing at least one second halogenated compound as a precursor gas for removing of the gallium from this position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: CARL ZEISS SMS GMBH
    Inventors: Nicole Auth, Petra Spies, Rainer Becker, Thorsten Hofmann, Klaus Edinger
  • Publication number: 20110183517
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for electron beam induced deposition of electrically conductive material from a metal carbonyl with the method steps of providing at least one electron beam at a position of a substrate (90), storing at least one metal carbonyl at a first temperature, and heating the at least one metal carbonyl to at least one second temperature prior to the provision at the position at which the at least one electron beam impacts on the substrate (90).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: CARL ZEISS SMS GMBH
    Inventors: Nicole Auth, Petra Spies, Rainer Becker, Thorsten Hofmann, Klaus Edinger
  • Publication number: 20100282596
    Abstract: The present method relates to processes for the removal of a material from a sample by a gas chemical reaction activated by a charged particle beam. The method is a multiple step process wherein in a first step a gas is supplied which, when a chemical reaction between the gas and the material is activated, forms a non-volatile material component such as a metal salt or a metaloxide. In a second consecutive step the reaction product of the first chemical reaction is removed from the sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: NAWOTEC GMBH
    Inventors: Nicole Auth, Petra Spies, Tristan Bret, Rainer Becker, Thorsten Hofmann, Klaus Edinger
  • Patent number: 7423423
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for quantitatively determining the width of a soft zone area of a partially hardened metallic workpiece, which has at least one hardened and one unhardened area, by means of at least one multifrequency eddy current sensor. A single workpiece being individually is moved relative to the multifrequency eddy current sensor in such a manner that a spatially delimited eddy current field generated by the multifrequency eddy current interacts with the workpiece contactlessly, generates eddy currents therein which, in turn, generate a measuring signal in the multifrequency eddy current sensor, in which the spatially delimited eddy current field has a greatest extension oriented in longitudinal direction to the surface of the workpiece which extension is greater than the maximum extension of the soft zone area in longitudinal direction of the surface of the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Rainer Becker, Michael Disque, Andre Yashan
  • Publication number: 20070273355
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for quantitatively determining the width of a soft zone area of a partially hardened metallic workpiece, which has at least one hardened and one unhardened area, by means of at least one multifrequency eddy current sensor. A single workpiece being individually is moved relative to the multifrequency eddy current sensor in such a manner that a spatially delimited eddy current field generated by the multifrequency eddy current interacts with the workpiece contactlessly, generates eddy currents therein which, in turn, generate a measuring signal in the multifrequency eddy current sensor, in which the spatially delimited eddy current field has a greatest extension oriented in longitudinal direction to the surface of the workpiece which extension is greater than the maximum extension of the soft zone area in longitudinal direction of the surface of the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2004
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Inventors: Rainer Becker, Michael Disque, Andre Yashan
  • Patent number: 7074922
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing the tautomeric form (I) of 2,4,6-trianilino-p-(carbo-2?-ethylhexyl-1?-oxy)-1,3,5-triazine by the crystallization of a tautoner mixture in the presence of one or more solvents selected from the group consisting of aliphatic alcohol having 2 8 C-atoms made of aliphatic alcohol, aliphatic carboxylic acid alkyl esters having a total of between 3–10 C-atoms, aromatic carboxylic acid alkyl esters having a total of between 8–12 C-atoms, aliphatic carboxylic acid esters having a total of between 3 9 C-atoms, carboxylic acid nitriles having a total of between 2–8 C-atoms, dialkylketones having a total of between 3–6 C-atoms and aliphatic sulphones having a total of between 3–6 C-atoms. The solvent or solvent mixture can additionally contain up to 30 wt % of a hydrocarbon (I) acts as a light protecting agent in cosmetic preparations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Helmut Gümbel, Heinz-Josef Kneuper, Rainer Becker, Gerhard Bertlein, Michael Drögemüller