Patents by Inventor Steffen Meyer

Steffen Meyer 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: 20110153632
    Abstract: An apparatus for allocating a current measurement value for a geographical position to a map object of a geographical map, wherein the current measurement value originates from a series of adjacent measurement values for adjacent geographical positions, having a processor for determining a first probability measure indicating whether the current measurement value can be allocated to a first map object to which at least one adjacent measurement value of the series has already been allocated previously, and for determining a second probability measure indicating whether the current measurement value can be allocated to a second map object having an intersection with the first map object, if the first probability measure indicates that an allocation of the current measurement value to the first map object is unlikely.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Steffen MEYER, Juergen HUPP, Stephan HAIMERL, Renata Kitti ZAHONYI
  • Patent number: 7880269
    Abstract: An integrated circuit including a capacitor and a method of fabricating an integrated circuit. The capacitor has a first electrode. A plurality of conductive lines is separated from each other and is configured to be held at a potential being the same for all conductive lines. A second electrode encloses individual ones of the conductive lines at a top side and at least one lateral side and is separated from the first electrode by a dielectric layer. The second electrode includes a polycrystalline semiconductor material, a metal or a metal-semiconductor compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Qimonda AG
    Inventors: Frank Heinrichsdorff, Steffen Meyer, Jens Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20100305851
    Abstract: A device for updating cartographic data for a predetermined region, having a collector for collecting location information of a path covered in the predetermined region, an overlayer for overlaying the collected location information with the cartographic data for the predetermined region, a determiner for determining portions contradictory or missing in the cartographic data for the predetermined region on the basis of the overlaid collected location information, and an updater for updating the cartographic data in the missing or contradictory portions on the basis of the overlaid collected location information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Steffen Meyer, Juergen Hupp, Thorsten Vaupel
  • Publication number: 20100278079
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining a coincidence of a position with a reference position, wherein radio signals from fixedly positioned radio transmitters can be received at the position, having a provider for providing properties of the radio signals of the fixedly positioned radio transmitters at the position, wherein the provided properties of the radio signals include transmitter identifications identifying the radio transmitters, a separator for separating the radio transmitters into a first number of radio transmitters previously recorded transmitter identifications of which at the reference position are identical with transmitter identifications provided at the position, and into a second number of radio transmitters previously recorded transmitter identifications of which at the reference position and transmitter identifications provided at the position are different, and a determiner for determining a measure of matching for the position on the basis of the provided properties of the radio signals, wherein
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventors: Steffen Meyer, Juergen Hupp, Thorsten Vaupel, Stephan Haimerl, Frank Mueller, Karin Loidl, Renata Kitti Zahonyi
  • Patent number: 7783302
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining a current position of a mobile device in an environment in which at least one transmitter is disposed includes a means for providing a cartographic map of the environment, the cartographic map including field strength reference values at reference points, a means for determining a field strength value, a means for deriving a reference point within reach that can be reached starting from a previous position of the mobile device by movement of the mobile device in the environment within a predetermined time interval, from the cartographic map of the environment, and a comparator for comparing the field strength value with a field strength reference value at the reference point within reach in order to determine the current position. By including the cartographic map of the environment, the position determination is simplified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: J├╝rgen Hupp, Steffen Meyer, Marcus Bliesze, Melanie Sippl
  • Patent number: 7759242
    Abstract: A method of fabricating an integrated circuit, including the steps of forming a first mask layer in the form of a hard mask layer including a plurality of first openings and a second mask layer with at least one second opening which at least partially overlaps with one of the first openings, wherein the at least one second opening is generated lithographically; and at least two neighboring first openings are distanced from each other with a center to center pitch smaller than the resolution limit of the lithography used for generating the second opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Qimonda AG
    Inventors: Steffen Meyer, Rolf Weis, Burkhard Ludwig, Christoph Noelscher
  • Publication number: 20100097269
    Abstract: An apparatus for localizing a position on a path, radio signals of fixedly positioned radio transmitters being receivable along the path, the apparatus including a determiner for determining properties of the radio signals of the fixedly positioned radio transmitters at the position, and a comparator for comparing the determined electromagnetic properties with previously recorded properties which characterize a reference path, and for determining a relation between the position and the reference path on the basis of a result of the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Karin Loidl, Steffen Meyer, Juergen Hupp
  • Publication number: 20100093368
    Abstract: When localizing terminal devices an updating measure of reference ambient information allocated to surroundings of the terminal device is executed when a deviation of ambient information determined by means of the terminal device from reference ambient information allocated to a position of the terminal device is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventors: Steffen Meyer, Juergen Hupp, Thorsten Vaupel, Karin Loidl
  • Publication number: 20100030454
    Abstract: A method for determining a fuel mass of a single injection that has been injected into at least one combustion chamber of a combustion engine with at least one injection under high pressure. The method includes determining a correction variable for the single injection with the aid of a comparison of a measure for the actual amount of the injected fuel of at least one test injection, which takes place due to a measure for a default nominal amount of a desired single injection, and a measure for the nominal amount of the test injection. The method additionally includes executing a plurality of timely directly successive test injections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Stephan Olbrich, Wolfgang Beuer, Andreas Sommerer, Steffen Meyer-Salfeld
  • Patent number: 7649779
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate generally to integrated circuits, methods for manufacturing an integrated circuit, memory modules, and computing systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignees: Qimonda AG, Qimonda Flash GmbH
    Inventors: Eike Ruttkowski, Detlev Richter, Michael Specht, Joseph Willer, Dirk Manger, Kenny Oisin, Steffen Meyer, Klaus Knobloch, Holger Moeller, Doris Keitel Schulz, Jan Gutsche, Gert Koebernik, Christoph Friederich
  • Publication number: 20100001402
    Abstract: A self-aligned pitch fragmentation method for manufacturing an integrated circuit includes forming openings in a first layer, wherein the openings uncover first sections of a second layer arranged below the first layer. The first sections of the second layer are removed. The first layer is shrunk and the openings are expanded to form a first mask from the first layer, wherein the first mask exposes second sections and covers third sections of the second layer. The etch properties of the second sections are altered selectively to the third sections to facilitate the self-aligned pitch fragmentation method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Applicant: QIMONDA AG
    Inventor: Steffen Meyer
  • Publication number: 20090296473
    Abstract: The present invention provides an integrated circuit including N1 NAND flash array segments with N2 local bit lines, N1 intra array multiplexers and N2/2 global bit lines. Further, the present invention provides a method of producing an integrated circuit including N1 NAND flash array segments with N2 local bit lines, N1 intra array multiplexers and N2/2 global bit lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: QIMONDA AG
    Inventor: Steffen Meyer
  • Publication number: 20090242952
    Abstract: An integrated circuit including a capacitor and a method of fabricating an integrated circuit. The capacitor has a first electrode. A plurality of conductive lines is separated from each other and is configured to be held at a potential being the same for all conductive lines. A second electrode encloses individual ones of the conductive lines at a top side and at least one lateral side and is separated from the first electrode by a dielectric layer. The second electrode includes a polycrystalline semiconductor material, a metal or a metal-semiconductor compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: QIMONDA AG
    Inventors: Frank Heinrichsdorff, Steffen Meyer, Jens Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20090164102
    Abstract: In a fuel system of an internal combustion engine, the fuel quantity injected into a combustion chamber is a function of an activation period, during which a fuel injection device is activated. A pressure sensor detects the pressure in the fuel rail and provides a signal. The pressure in the fuel rail may be regulated to a setpoint pressure using a setting unit and employing the signal provided by the pressure sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventors: Stephan OLBRICH, Rainer Peck, Christian Kriechbaum, Michael Schenk, Steffen Meyer-Salfeld, Rene Zieher, Markus Viereck
  • Publication number: 20090053892
    Abstract: A method of fabricating an integrated circuit, including the steps of forming a first mask layer in the form of a hard mask layer including a plurality of first openings and a second mask layer with at least one second opening which at least partially overlaps with one of the first openings, wherein the at least one second opening is generated lithographically; and at least two neighboring first openings are distanced from each other with a center to center pitch smaller than the resolution limit of the lithography used for generating the second opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Inventors: Steffen Meyer, Rolf Weis, Burkhard Ludwig, Christoph Noelscher
  • Patent number: 7462038
    Abstract: An interconnection structure includes two staggered contact rows of evenly spaced contacts. Each contact row extends along a first direction. The interconnection structure further includes conductive lines extending along a second direction that intersects the first direction. The interconnection structure further includes intermediate contacts, where each intermediate contact is in contact with one of the contacts and one of the conductive lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Qimonda AG
    Inventors: Roman Knoefler, Christoph Kleint, Steffen Meyer, Nicolas Nagel
  • Publication number: 20080285344
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate generally to integrated circuits, methods for manufacturing an integrated circuit, memory modules, and computing systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventors: Eike Ruttkowski, Detlev Richter, Michael Specht, Joseph Willer, Dirk Manger, Kenny Oisin, Steffen Meyer, Klaus Knobloch, Holger Moeller, Doris Keitel Schulz, Jan Gutsche, Gert Koebernik, Christoph Friederich
  • Publication number: 20080200046
    Abstract: An interconnection structure includes two staggered contact rows of evenly spaced contacts. Each contact row extends along a first direction. The interconnection structure further includes conductive lines extending along a second direction that intersects the first direction. The interconnection structure further includes intermediate contacts, where each intermediate contact is in contact with one of the contacts and one of the conductive lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Applicant: QIMONDA AG
    Inventors: Roman Knoefler, Christoph Kleint, Steffen Meyer, Nicolas Nagel
  • Publication number: 20070184850
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining a current position of a mobile device in an environment in which at least one transmitter is disposed includes a means for providing a cartographic map of the environment, the cartographic map including field strength reference values at reference points, a means for determining a field strength value, a means for deriving a reference point within reach that can be reached starting from a previous position of the mobile device by movement of the mobile device in the environment within a predetermined time interval, from the cartographic map of the environment, and a comparator for comparing the field strength value with a field strength reference value at the reference point within reach in order to determine the current position. By including the cartographic map of the environment, the position determination is simplified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2007
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Inventors: Jurgen Hupp, Steffen Meyer, Marcus Bliesze, Melanie Sippl