Patents by Inventor Sebastian MEIER

Sebastian MEIER 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: 20190304796
    Abstract: A microelectronic device includes a metal layer on a first dielectric layer. An etch stop layer is disposed over the metal layer and on the dielectric layer directly adjacent to the metal layer. The etch stop layer includes a metal oxide, and is less than 10 nanometers thick. A second dielectric layer is disposed over the etch stop layer. The second dielectric layer is removed from an etched region which extends down to the etch stop layer. The etched region extends at least partially over the metal layer. In one version of the microelectronic device, the etch stop layer may extend over the metal layer in the etched region. In another version, the etch stop layer may be removed in the etched region. The microelectronic device is formed by etching the second dielectric layer using a plasma etch process, stopping on the etch stop layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Sebastian Meier, Michael Hans Enzelberger-Heim, Reiner Port
  • Publication number: 20190248728
    Abstract: Preparation of 2,5,6-trihydroxy-3-hexenoic acid and 2,5-dihydroxy-3-pentenoic acid and esters thereof from C6 and C5 sugars in the presence of a Lewis Acid material, wherein the yield of the 2,5,6-trihydroxy-3-hexenoic acid or 2,5-dihydroxy-3-pentenoic acid or esters thereof exceeds 15%. The process including the steps of contacting a saccharide composition including one or more C6 and/or C5 saccharide units with a Lewis Acid material; and recovering 2,5,6-trihydroxy-3-hexenoic acid and/or 2,5-dihydroxy-3-pentenoic acid or the esters thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: HALDOR TOPSØE A/S
    Inventors: Esben TAARNING, lrantzu SADABA ZUBIRI, Sebastian MEIER
  • Patent number: 10315979
    Abstract: Preparation of 2,5,6-trihydroxy-3-hexenoic acid and 2,5-dihydroxy-3-pentenoic acid and esters thereof from C6 and C5 sugars in the presence of a Lewis Acid material, wherein the yield of the 2,5,6-trihydroxy-3-hexenoic acid or 2,5-dihydroxy-3-pentenoic acid or esters thereof exceeds 15%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: HALDOR TOPSØE A/S
    Inventors: Esben Taarning, Irantzu Sadaba Zubiri, Sebastian Meier
  • Patent number: 10297497
    Abstract: In accordance with at least one embodiment of the disclosure, a method of patterning platinum on a substrate is disclosed. In an embodiment, an adhesive layer is deposited over the substrate, a sacrificial layer is deposited over the adhesive layer, and a patterned photoresist layer is formed over the sacrificial layer. Then, the sacrificial layer is patterned utilizing the photoresist layer as a mask such that at least a portion of the adhesive layer is exposed. Subsequently, the top and sidewall surfaces of the patterned sacrificial layer and the first portion of the adhesive layer are covered by a platinum layer. Finally, the sacrificial layer and a portion of the platinum layer covering the top and sidewall surfaces of the sacrificial layer are etched, thereby leaving a remaining portion of the platinum layer to form a patterned platinum layer on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Sebastian Meier, Helmut Rinck, Kai-Alexander Schachtschneider, Fromund Metz, Mario Schmidpeter, Javier Gustavo Moreira
  • Patent number: 10260660
    Abstract: A multi-walled pipe and a method for its manufacture involves a steel sheet forming a steel source layer to which a nickel source layer is applied on at least one or both sides. A solder source layer is applied to the one nickel source layer, or one of the two, or both, nickel source layers. The multi-walled pipe is formed from a strip of the coated metal sheet by rolling. The walls of the pipe are soldered by heating. In one form, the heating takes place by radiation. In another, it takes place by induction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: TI AUTOMOTIVE (HEIDELBERG) GMBH
    Inventor: Sebastian Meier
  • Publication number: 20180374703
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for doping semiconductor substrates by means of a co-diffusion process. First, semiconductor substrates are coated at least on one side with a layer containing at least one first dopant. Two of said substrates in each case are arranged in a process chamber in such a way that two of the coated sides thereof are brought in direct contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E. V.
    Inventors: Philip ROTHHARDT, Andreas WOLF, Sebastian MEIER, Daniel BIRO, Sabrina LOHMÜLLER
  • Publication number: 20180204767
    Abstract: In accordance with at least one embodiment of the disclosure, a method of patterning platinum on a substrate is disclosed. In an embodiment, an adhesive layer is deposited over the substrate, a sacrificial layer is deposited over the adhesive layer, and a patterned photoresist layer is formed over the sacrificial layer. Then, the sacrificial layer is patterned utilizing the photoresist layer as a mask such that at least a portion of the adhesive layer is exposed. Subsequently, the top and sidewall surfaces of the patterned sacrificial layer and the first portion of the adhesive layer are covered by a platinum layer. Finally, the sacrificial layer and a portion of the platinum layer covering the top and sidewall surfaces of the sacrificial layer are etched, thereby leaving a remaining portion of the platinum layer to form a patterned platinum layer on the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Sebastian MEIER, Helmut RINCK, Kai-Alexander SCHACHTSCHNEIDER, Fromund METZ, Mario SCHMIDPETER, Javier Gustavo MOREIRA
  • Publication number: 20180204734
    Abstract: A microelectronic device is formed by forming a platinum-containing layer on a substrate of the microelectronic device. A cap layer is formed on the platinum-containing layer so that an interface between the cap layer and the platinum-containing layer is free of platinum oxide. The cap layer is etchable in an etch solution which also etches the platinum-containing layer. The cap layer may be formed on the platinum-containing layer before platinum oxide forms on the platinum-containing layer. Alternatively, platinum oxide on the platinum-containing layer may be removed before forming the cap layer. The platinum-containing layer may be used to form platinum silicide. The platinum-containing layer may be patterned by forming a hard mask or masking platinum oxide on a portion of the top surface of the platinum-containing layer to block the wet etchant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Sebastian Meier, Helmut Rinck, Mike Mittelstaedt
  • Publication number: 20180194708
    Abstract: Preparation of 2, 5, 6-trihydroxy-3-hexenoic acid and 2,5-dihydroxy-3-pentenoic acid and esters thereof from C6 and C5 sugars in the presence of a Lewis Acid material, wherein the yield of the 2,5,6-trihydroxy-3-hexenoic acid or 2,5-dihydroxy-3-pentenoic acid or esters thereof exceeds 15%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: HALDOR TOPSØE A/S
    Inventors: Esben TAARNING, Irantzu SADABA ZUBIRI, Sebastian MEIER
  • Publication number: 20160131282
    Abstract: A multi-walled pipe and a method for its manufacture involves a steel sheet forming a steel source layer to which a nickel source layer is applied on at least one or both sides. A solder source layer is applied to the one nickel source layer, or one of the two, or both, nickel source layers. The multi-walled pipe is formed from a strip of the coated metal sheet, by means of rolling. The walls of the pipe are soldered by means of heating. In one form, the heating takes place by radiation. In another, it takes place by induction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventor: Sebastian Meier
  • Publication number: 20150303394
    Abstract: An organic electroluminescent device includes a substrate, a first electrode arranged on the substrate, and a functional organic layer arranged on the first electrode. The functional organic layer is adapted to emit electromagnetic radiation A second electrode is arranged on the functional organic layer. The functional organic layer includes a matrix material and an emitter material. The emitter material is neutral or ionically charged. The emitter material is selected from the group of ionic transition metal complex, neutral transition metal complex, polymer emitter and combinations thereof, wherein the matrix material comprises at least one ionic charge carrier transporting material, wherein the ionic charge carrier transporting material is selected from the group of electron-transporting material, hole-transporting material, ambipolar-transporting material and combinations thereof, and wherein the at least one ionic charge carrier transporting material is ionically charged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Frank Vollkommer, Jürgen Bauer, Wiebke Sarfert, Sebastian Meier, David Hartmann, Etienne Baranoff, Mohammad Khaja Nazeeruddin, Nail Malikovich Shavaleev, Edwin Constable, David Vonlanthen, Hendrik Jan Bolink, Daniel Tordera Salvador, Antonio Pertegas Ojeda, Manuel Delgado, Enrique Orti
  • Publication number: 20150208482
    Abstract: An organic electroluminescent device includes a substrate, a first electrode arranged on the substrate, and a functional organic layer arranged on the first electrode. The functional organic layer emits electromagnetic radiation. A second electrode is arranged on the functional organic layer. The functional organic layer includes at least one ionic component and one emitter material having a band gap. The emitter material is selected from the group of ionic transition metal complex, neutral transition metal complex, polymer emitter and combinations thereof. The organic electro-luminescent device is adapted to work in two modes, wherein a pre-biasing mode comprises applying a first voltage being a constant or pulsed value less than and/or equal to the band gap to the first and the second electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Applicant: OSRAM GMBH
    Inventors: Wiebke Sarfert, David Hartmann, Günter Schmid, Sebastian Meier, Helmut Eckert, Frank Vollkommer, Hendrik Jan Bolink, Martijn Lenes, Antonio Pertegas Ojeda, Daniel Tordera Salvador
  • Patent number: 9051841
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cooled turbine blade for a gas-turbine engine having at least one cooling duct (14) extending radially, relative to a rotary axis of the gas-turbine engine, inside the airfoil and air-supply ducts (12) issuing into said cooling duct, characterized in that the cooling duct (14) extends into the blade root (6) in order to generate close to the wall a cooling airflow moved at high circumferential velocity and radially in helical form and that in the area of the blade root (6) at least one nozzle-shaped air-supply duct (12) issues into the cooling duct (14) tangentially or with a tangential velocity component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG
    Inventors: Erik Janke, Jens Taege, Thomas Schiessl, Sebastian Meier, Heinz-Peter Schiffer, Nils Winter, Knut Lehmann
  • Publication number: 20120076665
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cooled turbine blade for a gas-turbine engine having at least one cooling duct (14) extending radially, relative to a rotary axis of the gas-turbine engine, inside the airfoil and air-supply ducts (12) issuing into said cooling duct, characterized in that the cooling duct (14) extends into the blade root (6) in order to generate close to the wall a cooling airflow moved at high circumferential velocity and radially in helical form and that in the area of the blade root (6) at least one nozzle-shaped air-supply duct (12) issues into the cooling duct (14) tangentially or with a tangential velocity component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: ROLLS-ROYCE DEUTSCHLAND LTD & CO KG
    Inventors: Erik JANKE, Jens TAEGE, Thomas SCHIESSL, Sebastian MEIER, Heinz-Peter SCHIFFER, Nils WINTER, Knut LEHMANN
  • Patent number: 6905818
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved method for the identification and optionally the characterisation of interacting molecules designed to detect positive clones from the rather large numbers of false positive clones isolated by conventional two-hybrid systems. The method of the invention relies on a novel combination of selection steps used to detect clones that express interacting molecules from false positive clones. The present invention provides for high-throughput interaction screens for the reliable identification of interacting molecules, which in turn can lead to the identification of substances inhibiting said interactions. Such inhibitors can find their use in the formulation of a pharmaceutical composition. The present invention further relates to kits useful for carrying out the method of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Forderungder Wissenschaften
    Inventors: Erich Wanker, David Bancroft, Hans Lehrach, Niels Wedemeyer, Elmar Maier, Sebastian Meier-Ewert
  • Patent number: 6664048
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved method for the identification and optionally the characterization of interacting molecules designed to detect positive clones from the rather large numbers of false positive clones isolated by two-hybrid systems. The method of the invention relies on a novel combination of selection steps used to detect clones that express interacting molecules from false positive clones. The present invention further relates to a kit useful for carrying out the method of the invention. The present invention provides for parallel, high-throughput or automated interaction screens for the reliable identification of interacting molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Assignee: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Furderung der Wissenschaften E.V.
    Inventors: Erich Wanker, David Bancroft, Hans Lehrach, Niels Wedemeyer, Elmar Maier, Sebastian Meier-Ewert
  • Publication number: 20020025536
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention is the synthesis of a binary method that combines variegated antibody display libraries, e.g., in a “display mode”, with soluble secreted antibody libraries, e.g., in a “secretion mode”, to yield a method for the efficient isolation of antibodies having a desired biological activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2001
    Publication date: February 28, 2002
    Inventors: Jeno Gyuris, Sebastian-Meier Ewert, Zolton Nagy, Aaron Morris