Patents by Inventor Siegfried Krainer

Siegfried Krainer 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: 20190056433
    Abstract: A detector for detecting an occurrence of a current strength of interest (e.g. zero current) of a current of a signal to be sensed includes a magnetoresistive structure and a detection unit. The magnetoresistive structure varies a resistance depending on a magnetic field caused by the current of the signal to be sensed. Further, the detection unit generates and provides a current detection signal indicating an occurrence of the current strength of interest based on a detected magnitude of the varying resistance of the magnetoresistive structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: Infineon Technologies Austria AG
    Inventors: Siegfried Krainer, Wolfgang Marbler, Wolfgang Granig
  • Patent number: 10132843
    Abstract: A detector for detecting an occurrence of a current strength of interest of a current of a signal to be sensed includes a magnetoresistive structure and a detection unit. The magnetoresistive structure varies a resistance depending on a magnetic field caused by the current of the signal to be sensed. Further, the detection unit generates and provides a current detection signal indicating an occurrence of the current strength of interest based on a detected magnitude of the varying resistance of the magnetoresistive structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies Austria AG
    Inventors: Siegfried Krainer, Wolfgang Marbler, Wolfgang Granig
  • Patent number: 9664178
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to integrated circuits, systems and methods for combined sensing and heating functions in structures suitable for use in deicing, heating and other applications. In an embodiment, an integrated circuit is coupled to a heating element and configured to control operation of the heating element to provide heat as well as to utilize the heating element as at least part of a sensing structure to sense the presence of ice, water or air on or near the heating element. In embodiments, the heating element comprises a conductive polymer structure, and the presence of ice, water or air is sensed based on a capacitance, impedance or other spectroscopy of the structure sensed and analyzed by integrated circuitry coupled to the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies Austria AG
    Inventor: Siegfried Krainer
  • Publication number: 20160025403
    Abstract: In one example, a temperature regulating system, the system comprising temperature regulating device including a hot side and a cold side; and an icing sensor disposed on the cold side and which provides an output which changes based on a condition of the cold side; wherein the system is configured to detect, via the output of the icing sensor, icing of the cold side during a temperature regulating operation, and initiate deicing of the cold side based on the detection of the icing of the cold side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventor: Siegfried Krainer
  • Publication number: 20150016163
    Abstract: A detector for detecting an occurrence of a current strength of interest of a current of a signal to be sensed includes a magnetoresistive structure and a detection unit. The magnetoresistive structure varies a resistance depending on a magnetic field caused by the current of the signal to be sensed. Further, the detection unit generates and provides a current detection signal indicating an occurrence of the current strength of interest based on a detected magnitude of the varying resistance of the magnetoresistive structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRIA AG
    Inventors: Siegfried Krainer, Wolfgang Marbler, Wolfgang Granig
  • Publication number: 20140072429
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to integrated circuits, systems and methods for combined sensing and heating functions in structures suitable for use in deicing, heating and other applications. In an embodiment, an integrated circuit is coupled to a heating element and configured to control operation of the heating element to provide heat as well as to utilize the heating element as at least part of a sensing structure to sense the presence of ice, water or air on or near the heating element. In embodiments, the heating element comprises a conductive polymer structure, and the presence of ice, water or air is sensed based on a capacitance, impedance or other spectroscopy of the structure sensed and analyzed by integrated circuitry coupled to the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Infineon Technologies Austria AG
    Inventor: SIEGFRIED KRAINER
  • Publication number: 20080308886
    Abstract: This application relates to a semiconductor sensor comprising a carrier that comprises a first surface and a second surface; a sensor chip attached to the first surface; attachment means on the second surface; and mould material applied over the sensor chip and the attachment means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Applicant: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Udo Ausserlechner, Siegfried Krainer, Helmut Wietschorke