Patents by Inventor Stefan Hein

Stefan Hein 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: 20190112706
    Abstract: An apparatus for coating a thin film on a flexible substrate is described. The apparatus includes a coating drum having an outer surface for guiding the flexible substrate through a first vacuum processing region and at least one second vacuum processing region, a gas separation unit for separating the first vacuum processing region and at least one second vacuum processing region and adapted to form a slit through which the flexible substrate can pass between the outer surface of the coating drum and the gas separation unit, wherein the gas separation unit is adapted to control fluid communication between the first processing region and the second processing region by adjusting the position of the gas separation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Hans-Georg LOTZ, Neil MORRISON, Jose Manuel DIEGUEZ-CAMPO, Heike LANDGRAF, Tobias STOLLEY, Stefan HEIN, Florian RIES, Wolfgang BUSCHBECK
  • Publication number: 20180326172
    Abstract: A hygiene filter for a device for artificial respiration, having at least one filter for filtering microorganisms and/or solid particles from a respiratory air volume flow, and a device for artificial respiration, having a holding device within the air intake region. The filter material is designed as a sealing means against the respiratory air volume flow conducting elements such that the risk of the occurrence of secondary air is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Andreas SOMMER, Matthias PULLA, Stefan HEIN
  • Publication number: 20180100236
    Abstract: An apparatus for depositing a thin film on a substrate is described. The apparatus includes a substrate support having an outer surface for guiding the substrate along a surface of the substrate support through a first vacuum processing region and at least one second vacuum processing region, a first deposition sources corresponding to the first processing region and at least one second deposition source corresponding to the at least one second vacuum processing region. The apparatus further includes one or more vacuum flanges providing at least a further gas outlet between the first deposition source and the at least one second deposition source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Neil Morrison, Jose Manuel DIEGUEZ-CAMPO, Heike LANDGRAF, Tobias STOLLEY, Stefan HEIN, Florian RIES, Wolfgang BUSCHBECK
  • Patent number: 9873945
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a substrate support having an outer surface for guiding the substrate through a first vacuum processing region and at least one second vacuum processing region. First and second deposition sources correspond to the first processing region and at least one second deposition source corresponds to the at least one second vacuum processing region, wherein at least the first deposition source includes an electrode having a surface that opposes the substrate support. A processing gas inlet and a processing gas outlet are arranged at opposing sides of the surface of the electrode. At least one separation gas inlet how one or more openings, wherein the one or more openings are at least provided at one of opposing sides of the electrode surface such that the processing gas inlet and/or the processing gas outlet are provided between the one or more openings and the surface of the electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Neil Morrison, Jose Manuel Dieguez-Campo, Heike Landgraf, Tobias Stolley, Stefan Hein, Florian Ries, Wolfgang Buschbeck
  • Publication number: 20170152593
    Abstract: A vacuum processing system for a flexible substrate is provided. The processing system includes a first chamber adapted for housing one of a supply roll for providing the flexible substrate and a take-up roll for storing the flexible substrate; a second chamber adapted for housing one of a supply roll for providing the flexible substrate and a take-up roll for storing the flexible substrate; a maintenance zone between the first chamber and the second chamber; and a first process chamber for depositing material on the flexible substrate, wherein the second chamber is provided between the maintenance zone and the first process chamber. The maintenance zone allows for maintenance access to at least one of the first chamber and the second chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Florian RIES, Stefan HEIN, Jürgen HENRICH, Andreas SAUER
  • Publication number: 20170058404
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing a flexible substrate is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Jose Manuel DIEGUEZ-CAMPO, Heike LANDGRAF, Tobias STOLLEY, Stefan HEIN, Florian RIES, Morrison NEIL
  • Patent number: 9534294
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, a method for cleaning the processing chamber of a flexible substrate processing apparatus without breaking the vacuum in the processing chamber is provided. The method for cleaning the processing chamber includes guiding a sacrificial foil into the processing chamber; initiating a first pump process in the processing chamber; plasma cleaning the processing chamber while the sacrificial foil is provided in the processing chamber; initiating a second pump process in the processing chamber; and guiding a flexible substrate into the processing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Florian Ries, Stefan Hein, Stefan Lorenz, Neil Morrison, Tobias Stolley
  • Patent number: 9333525
    Abstract: A processing apparatus for processing a flexible substrate, particularly a vacuum processing apparatus for processing a flexible substrate, is described. The processing apparatus includes a vacuum chamber; a processing drum within the vacuum chamber, wherein the processing drum is configured to rotate around an axis extending in a first direction; and a heating device adjacent to the processing drum, wherein the heating device is configured for spreading the substrate in the first direction or for maintaining a spread of the substrate in the first direction, and wherein the heating device has a dimension in a direction parallel to a substrate transport direction of at least 20 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Florian Ries, Andreas Sauer, Stefan Hein
  • Patent number: 9265165
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sealing element (1) for sealing between an electric line (2) and a housing (100). In order to provide a sealing element (1) for a plurality of different line diameters, provision is made according to the invention for the sealing element (1) to have an elastically expandable inner sleeve (5) which has, in an axial direction (X) of the sealing element (1), a passage opening (4) for the line (2) which has at least one inner sealing surface (6a, 6b) extending along its inner periphery (6), an outer sleeve (10) surrounding the inner sleeve (5), which outer sleeve has at least one outer sealing surface (11a, 11b) extending along its outer periphery (11), and comprises at least one compensation section (7a-d) which is designed to be compressible in a radial direction (Y, Z) of the sealing element (1) and has a yieldingness which is greater than the yieldingness of the outer sleeve (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Hein, Martin Szelag, Andreas Herrmann
  • Patent number: 9206008
    Abstract: A web guide control unit for guiding a web is provided. The web guide control unit includes a web guide control unit for guiding a web. The web guide control unit includes a guide roller. The guide roller includes an adjustment unit and two tension measurement units for measuring the tension of the web at a first location and a second location of the guide roller. The present disclosure also provides a web processing apparatus with at least one web guide control unit as described herein is provided. A method for guiding a web by means of the web guide control or the web processing apparatus is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventor: Stefan Hein
  • Patent number: 9119296
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sealing element (1) for sealing between an electric line (2) and a housing (100). In order to provide a sealing element (1) for a plurality of different line diameters, provision is made according to the invention for the sealing element (1) to have an elastically expandable inner sleeve (5) which has, in an axial direction (X) of the sealing element (1), a passage opening (4) for the line (2) which has at least one inner sealing surface (6a, 6b) extending along its inner periphery (6), an outer sleeve (10) surrounding the inner sleeve (5), which outer sleeve has at least one outer sealing surface (11a, 11b) extending along its outer periphery (11), and comprises at least one compensation section (7a-d) which is designed to be compressible in a radial direction (Y, Z) of the sealing element (1) and has a yieldingness which is greater than the yieldingness of the outer sleeve (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics AMP GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Hein, Martin Szelag, Andreas Herrmann
  • Publication number: 20150158048
    Abstract: A processing apparatus for processing a flexible substrate, particularly a vacuum processing apparatus for processing a flexible substrate, is described. The processing apparatus includes a vacuum chamber; a processing drum within the vacuum chamber, wherein the processing drum is configured to rotate around an axis extending in a first direction; and a heating device adjacent to the processing drum, wherein the heating device is configured for spreading the substrate in the first direction or for maintaining a spread of the substrate in the first direction, and wherein the heating device has a dimension in a direction parallel to a substrate transport direction of at least 20 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: Florian RIES, Andreas SAUER, Stefan HEIN
  • Publication number: 20150020847
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, a method for cleaning the processing chamber of a flexible substrate processing apparatus without breaking the vacuum in the processing chamber is provided. The method for cleaning the processing chamber includes guiding a sacrificial foil into the processing chamber; initiating a first pump process in the processing chamber; plasma cleaning the processing chamber while the sacrificial foil is provided in the processing chamber; initiating a second pump process in the processing chamber; and guiding a flexible substrate into the processing chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Florian RIES, Stefan HEIN, Stefan LORENZ, Neil MORRISON, Tobias STOLLEY
  • Publication number: 20140290861
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing a flexible substrate is described. The apparatus includes a vacuum chamber having a first chamber portion, a second chamber portion and a third chamber portion, an unwinding shaft, a coating drum having a rotation axis and a curved outer surface for guiding the substrate along the curved outer surface through a first vacuum processing region and at least one second vacuum processing region, wherein a first portion of the coating drum is provided in the second chamber portion and the remaining portion of the coating drum is provided in the third chamber portion, a first processing station corresponding to the first processing region and at least one second processing station corresponding to the at least one second vacuum processing region, wherein the first processing station and the second processing station each includes a flange portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Jose Manuel DIEGUEZ-CAMPO, Heike LANDGRAF, Tobias STOLLEY, Stefan HEIN, Florian RIES, Morrison NEIL
  • Patent number: 8814598
    Abstract: The invention relates to a contact means (100) for attaching an end of a cable (110). The contact means (100) has a casing (300) with an inner chamber (320) for receiving a section of the cable (110) in the region of the cable end, and a pull relief element (200, 201, 202, 203) which can be fastened to the casing (300) in the inner chamber (320), with a pull relief section (220, 221, 222, 223) and at least one contacting section (240, 241). The pull relief section (220, 221, 222, 223) is formed to fix a cable sheath (120) of the cable (110). The contacting section (240, 241) is formed to contact a shield (130) of the cable (110).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics AMP GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Hein, Martin Szelag, Karl-Heinz Hess, Martin Schmitt, Dennis Feldmann, Hermann Schenk, Achim Pfeffer, Thomas Gerlach, Niranjan Thirunavukkarasu
  • Publication number: 20140212600
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a substrate support having an outer surface for guiding the substrate through a first vacuum processing region and at least one second vacuum processing region. First and second deposition sources correspond to the first processing region and at least one second deposition source corresponds to the at least one second vacuum processing region, wherein at least the first deposition source includes an electrode having a surface that opposes the substrate support. A processing gas inlet and a processing gas outlet are arranged at opposing sides of the surface of the electrode. At least one separation gas inlet how one or more openings, wherein the one or more openings are at least provided at one of opposing sides of the electrode surface such that the processing gas inlet and/or the processing gas outlet are provided between the one or more openings and the surface of the electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Morrison NEIL, Jose Manuel DIEGUEZ-CAMPO, Heike LANDGRAF, Tobias STOLLEY, Stefan HEIN, Florian RIES, Wolfgang BUSCHBECK
  • Publication number: 20140209731
    Abstract: A web guide control unit for guiding a web is provided. The web guide control unit includes a web guide control unit for guiding a web. The web guide control unit includes a guide roller. The guide roller includes an adjustment unit and two tension measurement units for measuring the tension of the web at a first location and a second location of the guide roller. The present disclosure also provides a web processing apparatus with at least one web guide control unit as described herein is provided. A method for guiding a web by means of the web guide control or the web processing apparatus is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventor: Stefan HEIN
  • Publication number: 20140208565
    Abstract: An apparatus for coating a thin film on a flexible substrate is described. The apparatus includes a coating drum having an outer surface for guiding the flexible substrate through a first vacuum processing region and at least one second vacuum processing region, a gas separation unit for separating the first vacuum processing region and at least one second vacuum processing region and adapted to form a slit through which the flexible substrate can pass between the outer surface of the coating drum and the gas separation unit, wherein the gas separation unit is adapted to control fluid communication between the first processing region and the second processing region by adjusting the position of the gas separation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Hans-Georg LOTZ, Neil MORRISON, Jose Manuel DIEGUEZ-CAMPO, Heike LANDGRAF, Tobias STOLLEY, Stefan HEIN, Florian RIES, Wolfgang BUSCHBECK
  • Publication number: 20140137861
    Abstract: A ventilator with integrated breathing air humidifier has at least two defined air pathways provided in the breathing air humidifier, wherein the breathing air humidifier is installed and fixed on a horizontal surface of the ventilator. The ventilator with integratable breathing air humidifier has a breathing air humidifier with at least a top part and a bottom part, wherein a water reservoir is provided in the bottom part, and wherein the top part cannot be removed from the bottom part when the unit is in at least one operating mode. The ventilator may have an air humidifier with at least one water reservoir, and at least one filing device for the water reservoir in the breathing air humidifier, wherein the filing device can be operated with one hand and/or opened with one hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Weinmann Geräte für Medizin GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Karl Andreas Feldhahn, Wolfgang Wedler, Matthias Pulla, Christof Göbel, Thomas Ress, Frank Herrmann, Stefan Hein, Christian Kluin, Joachim Gardein
  • Publication number: 20140030435
    Abstract: Vacuum coating apparatus for coating a web includes a first rotatable coating drum and a second rotatable coating drum disposed parallel to the first drum with a gap formed between the first and the second coating drums for transporting at least one web. A first evaporator has at least one evaporation source for generating a first evaporation beam, wherein the first evaporator is arranged next to the first coating drum. A second evaporator has at least one evaporation source for generating a second evaporation beam, wherein the second evaporator is arranged next to the second coating drum. The first and the second evaporators are inclined relative to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Stefan Hein, Gerd Hoffmann