Patents by Inventor Sebastian Valouch

Sebastian Valouch 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: 11125880
    Abstract: A method of controlling pixels (134) of at least one spatial light modulator (114) is disclosed. The spatial light modulator (114) has a matrix of pixels (132). Each pixel (134) is individually controllable. The method comprises the following steps: receiving at least one image (331), (342); defining at least one image segment (333) within the image (331),(344); assigning at least one gray scale value to each image segment (333),(348); assigning at least one pixel (134) of the matrix of pixels (132) to each image segment (333),(350); assigning a unique modulation frequency to each gray scale value assigned to the at least one image segment (333),(352); controlling the at least one pixel (134) of the matrix of pixels (132) assigned to the at least one image segment (333) with the unique modulation frequency assigned to the respective image segment (333),(354).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Robert Send, Ingmar Bruder, Sebastian Valouch, Stephan Irle, Erwin Thiel, Heiko Hengen
  • Publication number: 20210223395
    Abstract: A detector (110) for an optical detection of at least one object (112) is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: trinamiX GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian VALOUCH, Robert SEND, Ingmar BRUDER, Niklas ANDERMAHR, Andreas VOGLER, Jean-Michel ASFOUR
  • Patent number: 11060922
    Abstract: The invention relates to a detector (110) for optical detection comprising a circuit carrier (130) designed to carry at least one layer, wherein the circuit carrier (130) is or comprises a printed circuit board (132); a reflective layer (138), the reflective layer (138) being placed on a partition of the circuit carrier (130), wherein the reflective layer (138) is designed to reflect the incident light beam (120), thereby generating at least one reflected light beam (124); a substrate layer (114), the substrate layer (114) being directly or indirectly adjacent to the reflective layer (138), wherein the substrate layer (114) is at least partially transparent with respect to the incident light beam (120); a sensor layer (122), the sensor layer (122) being placed on the substrate layer (114), wherein the sensor layer (122) is designed to generate at least one sensor signal in a manner dependent on an illumination of the sensor layer (122) by the incident light beam and the reflected light beam (124); and an eval
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: trinamiX GmbH
    Inventors: Timo Altenbeck, Heidi Bechtel, Regina Hoeh, Fabian Dittmann, Sebastian Mueller, Thomas Hupfauer, Peter Paul Kaletta, Robert Gust, Bertram Feuerstein, Wilfried Hermes, Sebastian Valouch, Robert Send, Ingmar Bruder
  • Publication number: 20210190585
    Abstract: Described herein are a spectrometer system and a spectrometer device, which are suited for investigation or monitoring purposes, in particular, in the infrared (IR) spectral region, and for a detection of heat, flames, fire, or smoke. The spectrometer device allows capturing incident light from an object and transferring the incident light to a length variable filter with a particularly high concentration efficiency. Apart from the spectrometer device, the spectrometer system further includes an evaluation unit designated for determining information related to a spectrum of an object by evaluating the detector signals provided by the spectrometer device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Sebastian Valouch, Robert Gust, Bertram Feuerstein, Robert Send, Ingmar Bruder
  • Publication number: 20210140878
    Abstract: Described herein is a spectrometer device. The spectrometer device includes: at least one filter element adapted to separate at least one incident light beam into a spectrum of constituent wavelength; at least one sensor element having a matrix of optical sensors, the optical sensors (116,142) each having a light-sensitive area; and at least one evaluation device configured for determining at least one longitudinal coordinate of an object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Sebastian Valouch, Wilfried Hermes, Robert Send, Robert Gust, Bertram Feuerstein, Ingmar Bruder
  • Patent number: 10955936
    Abstract: A detector (110) for determining a position of at least one object (118) is proposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: trinamiX GmbH
    Inventors: Robert Send, Ingmar Bruder, Sebastian Valouch
  • Patent number: 10948567
    Abstract: A detector (110) for determining a position of at least one object (112) is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Eberspach, Christoph Lungenschmied, Robert Send, Thomas Ohmer, Stefan Hengen, Ingmar Bruder, Wilfried Hermes, Sebastian Valouch, Christian Lennartz, Peter Schillen, Patrick Schindler
  • Publication number: 20210072082
    Abstract: Described herein are a spectrometer system and a spectrometer device, which are suited for investigation or monitoring purposes, in particular, in the infrared (IR) spectral region, and for a detection of heat, flames, fire, or smoke. The spectrometer device) allows capturing incident light from object and transferring the incident light to a length variable filter with a particularly high concentration efficiency. Apart from the spectrometer device the spectrometer system further includes an evaluation unit designated for determining information related to a spectrum of an object by evaluating the detector signals provided by the spectrometer device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Sebastian Valouch, Robert Gust, Bertram Feuerstein, Robert Send, Ingmar Bruder
  • Publication number: 20210025761
    Abstract: The invention relates to a detector (110) for optical detection comprising a circuit carrier (130) designed to carry at least one layer, wherein the circuit carrier (130) is or comprises a printed circuit board (132); a reflective layer (138), the reflective layer (138) being placed on a partition of the circuit carrier (130), wherein the reflective layer (138) is designed to reflect the incident light beam (120), thereby generating at least one reflected light beam (124); a substrate layer (114), the substrate layer (114) being directly or indirectly adjacent to the reflective layer (138), wherein the substrate layer (114) is at least partially transparent with respect to the incident light beam (120); a sensor layer (122), the sensor layer (122) being placed on the substrate layer (114), wherein the sensor layer (122) is designed to generate at least one sensor signal in a manner dependent on an illumination of the sensor layer (122) by the incident light beam and the reflected light beam (124); and an eval
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: trinamiX GmbH
    Inventors: Timo ALTENBECK, Heidi BECHTEL, Regina HOEH, Fabian DITTMANN, Sebastian MUELLER, Thomas HUPFAUER, Peter Paul KALETTA, Robert GUST, Bertram FEUERSTEIN, Wilfried HERMES, Sebastian VALOUCH, Robert SEND, Ingmar BRUDER
  • Patent number: 10890491
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optical detector (110) for an optical detection, in particular, of radiation within the infrared spectral range, specifically, with regard to sensing at least one optically conceivable property of an object (112). More particular, the optical detector (110) may be used for determining transmissivity, absorption, emission, reflectance, and/or a position of at least one object (112). Further, the invention relates to a method for manufacturing the optical detector (110) and to various uses of the optical detector (110).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: trinamiX GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Valouch, Robert Send, Ingmar Bruder, Wilfried Hermes
  • Publication number: 20200370958
    Abstract: Described herein are a spectrometer system and a spectrometer device, which are suited for investigation or monitoring purposes, in particular, in the infrared (IR) spectral region, and for a detection of heat, flames, fire, or smoke. The spectrometer device allows capturing incident light from an object and transferring the incident light to a length variable filter with a particularly high concentration efficiency. Apart from the spectrometer device, the spectrometer system further includes an evaluation unit designated for determining information related to a spectrum of an object by evaluating the detector signals provided by the spectrometer device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Sebastian Valouch, Robert Gust, Bertram Feuerstein, Robert Send, Ingmar Bruder
  • Patent number: 10775505
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a detector (110) containing: at least one longitudinal optical sensor (114), wherein the longitudinal optical sensor (114); and at least one evaluation device (140), wherein the evaluation device (140) is designed to generate at least one item of information on a longitudinal position of the object (112) by evaluating the longitudinal sensor signal of the longitudinal optical sensor (114). Also disclosed herein are articles containing the detector (110), and methods for optical detection of objects using the detector (110).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Trinamix GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Valouch, Ingmar Bruder, Robert Send, Christoph Lungenschmied, Wilfried Hermes, Erwin Thiel, Stephan Irle
  • Publication number: 20200259567
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a transmitter for transmitting data and for emitting electromagnetic radiation in the visible spectral range, wherein the transmitter comprises a) a radiation source for generating and emitting first electromagnetic radiation, b) a modulator being adapted to modulate the first electromagnetic radiation depending on the data to be transmitted generating modulated first electromagnetic radiation, and c) a frequency converter for converting at least a part of the modulated first electromagnetic radiation into modulated second electromagnetic radiation, said modulated second electromagnetic radiation being different from the modulated first electromagnetic radiation, wherein the frequency converter comprises a polymeric matrix material comprising at least one organic fluorescent colorant. Furthermore, the invention relates to an illumination device comprising such transmitter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Sebastian VALOUCH, Robert SEND, Sorin IVANOVICI, Hannah Stephanie MANGOLD, Martin KOENEMANN
  • Publication number: 20200183006
    Abstract: A detector (110) for determining a position of at least one object (112) is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: Trinamix GmbH
    Inventors: Michael EBERSPACH, Christoph LUNGENSCHMIED, Robert SEND, Thomas OHMER, Stefan HENGEN, Ingmar BRUDER, Wilfried HERMES, Sebastian VALOUCH, Christian LENNARTZ, Peter SCHILLEN, Patrick SCHINDLER
  • Publication number: 20200049800
    Abstract: A detector (110) for an optical detection of at least one object (112) is proposed. Further, the invention relates to a method for optical detection of at least one object (112) and to various uses of the detector (110).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: trinamiX GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian VALOUCH, Wilfried HERMES, Stefan HENGEN, Robert SEND, Ingmar BRUDER
  • Publication number: 20190386064
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a detector including (i) a transversal optical sensor adapted to determine a transversal position of a light beam traveling from the object to the detector, wherein the transversal optical sensor has a photosensitive layer embedded between at least two conductive layers such that at least one of the conductive layers contains an at least partially transparent graphene layer on an at least partially transparent substrate, and wherein the transversal optical sensor generates a transversal sensor signal indicative of the transversal position of the light beam in the photosensitive layer, and (ii) an evaluation device designed to generate at least one item of information on a transversal position of the object by evaluating the at least one transversal sensor signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: trinamiX GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian VALOUCH, Wilfried HERMES, Ingmar BRUDER, Robert SEND, Christoph LUNGENSCHMIED
  • Publication number: 20190353767
    Abstract: A detector (110, 1110, 2110) for determining a position of at least one object (112) is proposed. The detector (110, 1110, 2110) comprises: at least one transfer device (128, 1128), wherein the transfer device (128, 1128) has at least one focal length in response to at least one incident light beam (116, 1116) propagating from the object (112, 1112) to the detector (110, 1110, 2110); at least two optical sensors (113, 1118, 1120), wherein each optical sensor (113, 1118, 1120) has at least one light sensitive area (121, 1122, 1124), wherein each optical sensor (113, 1118, 1120) is designed to generate at least one sensor signal in response to an illumination of its respective light-sensitive area by the light beam (116, 1116), at least one evaluation device (132, 1132) being configured for determining at least one longitudinal coordinate z of the object (112, 1112) by evaluating a quotient signal Q from the sensor signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: trinamiX GmbH
    Inventors: Michael EBERSPACH, Thomas OHMER, Robert SEND, Christian LENNARTZ, Christopher HAHNE, Stefan HENGEN, Sebastian VALOUCH, Christoph LUNGENSCHMIED, Ingmar BRUDER, Wilfried HERMES, Celal Mohan OEGUEN, Christian Daniel SCHILDKNECHT, Peter SCHILLEN, Patrick SCHINDLER, Peter FEJES
  • Publication number: 20190339356
    Abstract: A detector (110) for determining a position of at least one object (112) is proposed. The detector (110) comprises: —at least two optical sensors (118, 120, 176), each optical sensor (118, 120, 176) having a light-sensitive area (122, 124), wherein each light-sensitive area (122, 124) has a geometrical center (182, 184), wherein the geometrical centers (182, 184) of the optical sensors (118, 120, 176) are spaced apart from an optical axis (126) of the detector (110) by different spatial offsets, wherein each optical sensor (118, 120, 176) is configured to generate a sensor signal in response to an illumination of its respective light-sensitive area (122, 124) by a light beam (116) propagating from the object (112) to the detector (110); and—at least one evaluation device (132) being configured for determining at least one longitudinal coordinate z of the object (112) by combining the at least two sensor signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: trinamiX GmbH
    Inventors: Christian SCHILDKNECHT, Christoph LUNGENSCHMIED, Ingmar BRUDER, Michael EBERSPACH, Peter FEJES, Robert SEND, Sebastian VALOUCH, Thomas OHMER, Wilfried HERMES, Stefan HENGEN, Christian LENNARTZ
  • Publication number: 20190277703
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optical detector (110) for an optical detection, in particular, of radiation within the infrared spectral range, specifically, with regard to sensing at least one optically conceivable property of an object (112). More particular, the optical detector (110) may be used for determining transmissivity, absorption, emission, reflectance, and/or a position of at least one object (112). Further, the invention relates to a method for manufacturing the optical detector (110) and to various uses of the optical detector (110).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: TrinamiX GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian VALOUCH, Robert SEND, Ingmar BRUDER, Wilfried HERMES
  • Publication number: 20190172964
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an optical sensor, a detector comprising the optical sensor for an optical detection of at least one object, a method for manufacturing the optical sensor and various uses of the optical sensor and the detector. Furthermore, the invention relates to a human-machine interface, an entertainment device, a scanning system, a tracking system, a stereoscopic system, and a camera. The optical sensor (110) comprises a layer (112) of at least one photoconductive material (114), at least two individual electrical contacts (136, 136?) contacting the layer (112) of the photoconductive material (114), and a cover layer (116) deposited on the layer (112) of the photoconductive material (114), wherein the cover layer (116) is an amorphous layer comprising at least one metal-containing compound (120). The optical sensor (110) can be supplied as a non-bulkyhermetic package which, nevertheless, provides a high degree of protection against possible degradation by humidity and/or oxygen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: trinamiX GmbH
    Inventors: Wilfried HERMES, Sebastian VALOUCH, Robert SEND, Ingmar BRUDER, Bertram FEUERSTEIN