Patents by Inventor Thomas Fischer

Thomas Fischer 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: 20200095970
    Abstract: A power generation system is disclosed. The power generation system may include a first engine and a second engine. The power generation system may include an alternating current (AC) generator coupled to the first engine and a solid state power supply connected to the AC generator via a first circuit. The power generation system may include a first energy storage device associated with the first engine, connected to the solid state power supply via a second circuit, and a first engine control module (ECM) associated with the first engine, connected to the solid state power supply via the second circuit. The power generation system may include a second energy storage device associated with the second engine, connected to the solid state power supply via the second circuit, and a second ECM associated with the second engine, connected to the solid state power supply via the second circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Jay ROPLEKAR, Chris MEISCHNER, Jeffery FISCHER, Thomas SMITH
  • Patent number: 10600670
    Abstract: An apparatus which comprises an expansion unit configured for expanding a foil, and a mounting unit configured for subsequently mounting the expanded foil on a frame and a workpiece, in particular a wafer, on the expanded foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventor: Thomas Fischer
  • Publication number: 20200090956
    Abstract: A device for processing wafer-shaped articles comprises a closed process chamber that provides a gas-tight enclosure. A rotary chuck is located within the closed process chamber. A heater is positioned relative to the chuck so as to heat a wafer shaped article held on the chuck from one side only and without contacting the wafer shaped article. The heater emits radiation having a maximum intensity in a wavelength range from 390 nm to 550 nm. At least one first liquid dispenser is positioned relative to the chuck so as to dispense a process liquid onto a side of a wafer shaped article that is opposite the side of the wafer-shaped article facing the heater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Rainer Obweger, Andreas Gleissner, Thomas Wirnsberger, Franz Kumnig, Alessandro Baldaro, Christian Fischer, Mu Hung Chou, Rafal Ryszard Dylewicz, Nathan Lavdovsky, Ivan L. Berry
  • Patent number: 10575891
    Abstract: The ablation system (10) according to the invention works with an ablation probe (12, 12a) that comprises two alternatingly working spark plasma electrodes (31, 32). They generate a plasma beam (47, 48) having a non-circular cross-section, which beam is to be guided—transversely with respect to the large longitudinal axis of its preferably oval cross-section—over the tissue to be ablated, in particular the mucosa (14). In doing so, it is possible to treat large-area tissue regions by means of a reliable and easily controllable procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Erbe Elektromedizin GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Enderle, Klaus Fischer, Thomas Stäbler
  • Publication number: 20200068039
    Abstract: Integrating a plurality of third party service interactions into a portal including a Web content management system includes receiving a data structure, associating the data structure with a selected profile out of a plurality of profiles based on the origin of the data structure, and transforming content of the received data structure, using a declarative mapping associated with the selected profile, into an intermediate data structure. The intermediate data structure may be provided to a presentation layer of the portal. A signal causing a rendering of the intermediate data structure may be triggered via a portlet of the portal to a display. Captured input from the portlet from the intermediate data structure may be transformed to the data structure using the declarative mapping associated with the selected profile. The data structure may be sent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Dieter Buehler, Marco Berger, Matthias Falkenberg, Peter Fischer, Richard Jacob, Simon Kirchmann, Stephan Laertz, Thomas Steinheber
  • Publication number: 20200052543
    Abstract: A busbar unit for an electric motor may include a busbar holder at least a portion of which is made of an electrically insulating material, and at least one busbar mounted on the busbar holder. The busbar may include a base portion extending along a mounting surface of the busbar holder, at least one coil connection terminal portion to be electrically connected to a coil of the electric motor, and a power source connection terminal portion to be electrically connected to a power source. The power source connection terminal portion may extend from the base portion and at least a portion of the base portion may include a resilient member allowing displacement of the power source connection terminal portion towards the busbar holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Matthias FISCHER, Keisuke FUKUNAGA, Thomas KUEBLER, Juergen SCHMID
  • Patent number: 10546021
    Abstract: A system for processing graph-modeled data in a relational database is provided. The system can include at least one data processor and at least one memory storing instructions that are executed by the at least one data processor. Executing the instructions can result in operations comprising: receiving a request to execute a graph algorithm operating on graph-modeled data stored at a relational database; and executing the graph algorithm within the relational database, the executing comprising use of an adjacency structure within the relational database. Related methods and articles of manufacture, including computer program products, are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Thomas Fischer, Hinnerk Gildhoff, Romans Kasperovics, Cornelia Kinder, Marcus Paradies
  • Patent number: 10526716
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a metal chalcogenide thin film electrode, comprising the steps: (a) contacting a metal or metal oxide with an elementary halogen in a non-aqueous solvent, producing a metal halide compound in the solution, (b) applying a negative electric voltage to an electrically conducting or semiconducting substrate which is in contact with the solution from step (a), and (c) during and/or after step (b) contacting the substrate with an elementary chalcogen forming a metal chalcogenide layer on the substrate. The invention also relates to a metal chalcogenide thin film electrode which can be produced by the method and its use as an anode for releasing oxygen during (photo)electrochemical water splitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
    Inventors: Michael Lublow, Anna Fischer, Matthias Driess, Thomas Schedel-Niedrig, Marcel-Philip Luecke
  • Publication number: 20200003666
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an in vitro method for releasing analytes from a sample involving contacting the sample with (i) a chaotropic agent, (ii) an organic solvent, (iii) a detergent, and (iv) at least one agent providing bicarbonate ions. The present disclosure further relates to a release agent for releasing analytes from a sample having the aforesaid compounds. Moreover, the present disclosure relates to uses, kits, methods and devices related to the method and the release agent of the present disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Eloisa Lopez-Calle, Ewelina Hegel, Thomas Fischer, Caroline Bylda, Hans-Peter Josel, Josef Roedl
  • Publication number: 20190383935
    Abstract: A measurement setup for measuring attenuation through an irregular surface of a device under test is described. The measurement setup comprises a positioning system, a reference reflector having a collection of diffuse scattering members, and a three dimensional imaging system. The measurement setup has a reference state and a measurement state, wherein respective images are taken in the different states. The imaging system is configured to compare the images taken in the reference state and the measurement state to determine the attenuation of the device under test. Further, a reference reflector as well as a method for measuring attenuation are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Sherif Sayed Ahmed, Frank Gumbmann, Tobias Koeppel, Michael Freissl, Christian Evers, Thomas Fischer
  • Publication number: 20190360900
    Abstract: This application relates generally to a method and apparatus to deposit particles onto one or more coupons, and harvest particles from one or more coupons, which may beneficially provide a more uniform or localized distribution of particles over a specified area on each coupon. The application relates to a method and apparatus for depositing particles onto one or more coupons using a sieve. The application also relates to a method and apparatus for depositing particles onto one or more coupons using a dust storm. The particle loadings achieved on each coupon or across an individual coupon may be substantially uniform. The application further relates to a laser-based method and apparatus for transferring particles deposited at localized points on a source coupon to a different substrate for further use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Furstenberg, Thomas Fischer, Viet K. Nguyen, R. Andrew McGill, Chris Kendziora, Michael Papantonakis
  • Patent number: 10488567
    Abstract: A facet mirror for EUV projection lithography has a plurality of facets for reflecting EUV illumination light. At least some of the facets are in the form of alignment facets and have a reflection surface, the edge contour of which is aligned along two alignment coordinates of an overall facet arrangement. The reflection surface of at least one of the alignment facets has a surface shape that exhibits different curvatures along two axes of curvature. The axes of curvature are tilted about a finite axis tilt angle relative to the alignment coordinates of the overall facet arrangement. The result is a facet mirror with increased EUV throughput, particularly for prolonged operation of a projection exposure apparatus that is equipped therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Fischer, Sarina Wunderlich
  • Patent number: 10467874
    Abstract: Various embodiments may include fire detector comprising: a fire sensor generating a signal corresponding to a characteristic fire parameter; a control unit; and a photodiode for detecting ambient light in a spectrally delimited range of 400 nm to 1150 nm. The control unit analyzes the signal and generates a fire alarm if the signal corresponds to a predetermined threshold for a fire. The control unit analyzes a photo-signal received from the photodiode and if the flicker frequencies characteristic of open fire are detected, the control unit increases a sampling rate for acquiring the sensor signal from the fire sensor by reducing a filter time of an evaluation filter for the fire analysis and/or by lowering an alerting threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SIEMENS SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Martin Fischer, Thomas Rohrer
  • Patent number: 10469612
    Abstract: Integrating a plurality of third party service interactions into a portal including a Web content management system includes receiving a data structure, associating the data structure with a selected profile out of a plurality of profiles based on the origin of the data structure, and transforming content of the received data structure, using a declarative mapping associated with the selected profile, into an intermediate data structure. The intermediate data structure may be provided to a presentation layer of the portal. A signal causing a rendering of the intermediate data structure may be triggered via a portlet of the portal to a display. Captured input from the portlet from the intermediate data structure may be transformed to the data structure using the declarative mapping associated with the selected profile. The data structure may be sent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dieter Buehler, Marco Berger, Matthias Falkenberg, Peter Fischer, Richard Jacob, Simon Kirchmann, Stephan Laertz, Thomas Steinheber
  • Publication number: 20190329605
    Abstract: An aspect of the invention relates to a method for the radio-oriented optimization of wheel monitoring in a vehicle equipped with vehicle wheels, wherein the monitoring of at least one of the vehicle wheels is prompted by an electronic wheel unit arranged on the relevant vehicle wheel capturing at least one wheel operating parameter of the vehicle wheel, and radio signals containing information about the at least one captured wheel operating parameter being transmitted for a respective wheel rotational position of the vehicle wheel, stipulated by the electronic wheel unit, wherein the radio signals are received and evaluated by a control device of the vehicle and wherein the radio-oriented optimization of the wheel monitoring is prompted by the electronic wheel unit being used to transmit multiple radio signals for different wheel rotational positions, wherein the radio signals are received by means of the control device and rated in respect of their respective radio signal strength, wherein the control devic
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Frank FISCHER, Thomas HAAS, Matthias KRETSCHMANN
  • Publication number: 20190311060
    Abstract: A method for performing a path finding operation in graph data stored in a database is provided. The method may include receiving, from a client, a request to perform a weighted path operation on at least portion of the graph data. The portion of the graph data may correspond to a graph. The request may specify attributes associated with vertices and/or edges included in the graph. In response to the request, the weighted path operation may be performed by at least identifying a shortest path between two endpoints in the graph. The shortest path may minimize the one or more attributes of vertices and/or edges included in the shortest path. Related systems and articles of manufacture, including computer program products, are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Jan Bross, Marcus Paradies, Romans Kasperovics, Thomas Fischer
  • Publication number: 20190311065
    Abstract: A method for performing text searches on graph data stored in a database is provided. The method may include receiving, from a client, a request to perform a text search to locate a target string in the graph data stored in the database. The request may be in accordance with a declarative graph query configured to query the graph data stored in the database. The response to the request may include performing the text search to locate, in the graph data stored in the database, one or more records of strings that are exact matches, approximate matches, and/or linguistic matches for the target string. Related systems and articles of manufacture, including computer program products, are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Jan Bross, Marcus Paradies, Romans Kasperovics, Thomas Fischer, Markus Fath
  • Patent number: 10434184
    Abstract: The invention provides anti-TPBG antibodies and methods of using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan Dengl, Sebastian Fenn, Jens Fischer, Thomas Friess, Sabine Imhof-Jung, Ben-Fillippo Krippendorff, Christian Schantz, Tilman Schlothauer, Claudio Sustmann, Barbara Weiser, Adrian Zwick
  • Publication number: 20190303505
    Abstract: A method for executing a graph algorithm is provided. The method may include responding to a request from a client to execute a graph algorithm on graph data stored in a database by determining data required to execute the graph algorithm. In response to determining that a first portion of the data required to execute the graph algorithm is absent from an existing adjacency structure that includes a second portion of the data required to execute the graph algorithm, the existing adjacency structure may be modified to include the first portion of data. The graph algorithm may be executed based on the modified adjacency structure. The execution of the graph algorithm may include querying, based on the modified adjacency structure, the graph data stored in the database. Related systems and articles of manufacture, including computer program products, are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Romans Kasperovics, Jan Bross, Thomas Fischer, Marcus Paradies, Cornelia Kinder
  • Publication number: 20190303506
    Abstract: A method for executing a graph algorithm is provided. The method may include responding to a request from a client to execute a graph algorithm on graph data stored in a database by determining data required to execute the graph algorithm. In response to determining that a first portion of the data required to execute the graph algorithm is absent from an existing adjacency structure that includes a second portion of the data required to execute the graph algorithm, the existing adjacency structure may be modified to include the first portion of data. The graph algorithm may be executed based on the modified adjacency structure. The execution of the graph algorithm may include querying, based on the modified adjacency structure, the graph data stored in the database. Related systems and articles of manufacture, including computer program products, are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Jan Bross, Romans Kasperovics, Thomas Fischer, Cornelia Kinder, Marcus Paradies