Patents by Inventor Stefan SCHWINDE

Stefan SCHWINDE 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: 20210047719
    Abstract: A method for producing an aluminum layer is provided. The method includes depositing a metallic seed layer on a substrate, the seed layer having a thickness of not more than 5 nm, and also includes applying the aluminum layer to the seed layer, wherein the aluminum layer has a thickness of more than 30 nm. Further, an optical element, which can be a mirror layer, is provided including the metallic seed layer and the aluminum layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicants: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e. V., Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
    Inventors: Sven Stempfhuber, Dieter Gäbler, Paul Schenk, Peter Munzert, Stefan Schwinde
  • Patent number: 10618840
    Abstract: A method for producing a reflector element and a reflector element are disclosed. In an embodiment the method includes depositing a layer sequence on a substrate, wherein the layer sequence includes at least one mirror layer and at least one reactive multilayer system and igniting the reactive multilayer system in order to activate heat input in the layer sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignees: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V., Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena
    Inventors: Mark Schürmann, Stefan Schwinde, Robert Müller, Norbert Kaiser
  • Patent number: 10429549
    Abstract: An optical element including a reflective coating is disclosed. In an embodiment the reflective coating includes an adhesion-promoting layer, an at least partially reflective silver layer disposed on the adhesion-promoting layer and a protective layer system disposed on the silver layer, wherein the protective layer system includes a plurality of dielectric layers, wherein the dielectric layers include at least one first layer and at least one second layer, wherein the first layer and the second layer have a different resistance to at least two different contamination substances, wherein the dielectric layers have a thickness of not more than 30 nm, and wherein a number of the dielectric layers amounts to at least five.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignees: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V., Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
    Inventors: Mark Schürmann, Stefan Schwinde, Norbert Kaiser
  • Publication number: 20180029931
    Abstract: A method for producing a reflector element and a reflector element are disclosed. In an embodiment the method includes depositing a layer sequence on a substrate, wherein the layer sequence includes at least one mirror layer and at least one reactive multilayer system and igniting the reactive multilayer system in order to activate heat input in the layer sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Mark Schürmann, Stefan Schwinde, Robert Müller, Norbert Kaiser
  • Publication number: 20170139085
    Abstract: An optical element including a reflective coating is disclosed. In an embodiment the reflective coating includes an adhesion-promoting layer, an at least partially reflective silver layer disposed on the adhesion-promoting layer and a protective layer system disposed on the silver layer, wherein the protective layer system includes a plurality of dielectric layers, wherein the dielectric layers include at least one first layer and at least one second layer, wherein the first layer and the second layer have a different resistance to at least two different contamination substances, wherein the dielectric layers have a thickness of not more than 30 nm, and wherein a number of the dielectric layers amounts to at least five.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Mark SCHÜRMANN, Stefan SCHWINDE, Norbert KAISER