Patents by Inventor Thomas Happ

Thomas Happ 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).

  • Patent number: 10417856
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus and a method for checking value documents marked with feature substances, and to the corresponding feature substances. The feature substances are detected on the basis of Raman or SERS spectroscopy also at high transport speeds with a spatial resolution in the low millimeter region or better and reliably identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: GIESECKE & DEVRIENT GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Clara, Thomas Giering, Johann Kecht, Wolfgang Rauscher, Martin Stark, Thomas Happ
  • Publication number: 20190259236
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus and a method for checking value documents marked with feature substances, and to the corresponding feature substances. The feature substances are detected on the basis of Raman or SERS spectroscopy also at high transport speeds with a spatial resolution in the low millimeter region or better and reliably identified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Martin CLARA, Thomas GIERING, Johann KECHT, Wolfgang RAUSCHER, Martin STARK, Thomas HAPP
  • Patent number: 10134931
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a layer system (1) for thin-film solar cells (100) and solar modules, comprising an absorber layer (4), which includes a chalcogenide compound semiconductor, and a buffer layer (5), which is arranged on the absorber layer (4) and includes halogen-enriched ZnxIn1-xSy with 0.01?x?0.9 and 1?y?2, wherein the buffer layer (5) consists of a first layer region (5.1) adjoining the absorber layer (4) with a halogen mole fraction A1 and a second layer region (5.2) adjoining the first layer region (5.1) with a halogen mole fraction A2 and the ratio A1/A2 is ?2 and the layer thickness (d1) of the first layer region (5.1) is ?50% of the layer thickness (d) of the buffer layer (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Bengbu Design & Research Institute for Glass Industry
    Inventors: Jörg Palm, Stephan Pohlner, Thomas Happ, Thomas Dalibor, Roland Dietmüller
  • Patent number: 9917222
    Abstract: A frameless solar module having a carrier substrate and a top layer connected thereto, between which there is a layer structure which forms a plurality of solar cells connected in series for the photovoltaic generation of power is described. The carrier substrate and/or the top layer of the frameless solar module is/are provided with mounting holes for mounting the solar module on a module bracket or for connection to at least one further solar module. The mounting holes are produced in a coating-free zone within a photovoltaically active region. Mounting arrangements having such a solar module which contain fixing elements which pass through the mounting holes are also described. Furthermore, a method for producing such a solar module in which the mounting holes are produced in the carrier substrate and/or in the top layer is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: BENGBU DESIGN & RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR GLASS INDUSTRY
    Inventors: Thomas Happ, Jan Boris Philipp
  • Patent number: 9871155
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a layer system (1) for thin-film solar cells with an absorber layer (4) that contains a chalcogenide compound semiconductor and a buffer layer (5) that is arranged on the absorber layer (4), wherein the buffer layer (5) contains NaxIn1SyClz with 0.05?x<0.2 or 0.2<x?0.5, 1?y?2, and 0.6?x/z ?1.4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Bengbu Design & Research Institute for Glass Industry
    Inventors: Thomas Happ, Stefan Jost, Jörg Palm, Stephan Pohlner, Thomas Dalibor, Roland Dietmüller
  • Publication number: 20170358163
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus and a method for checking value documents marked with feature substances, and to the corresponding feature substances. The feature substances are detected on the basis of Raman or SERS spectroscopy also at high transport speeds with a spatial resolution in the low millimeter region or better and reliably identified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: GIESECKE & DEVRIENT GMBH
    Inventors: Martin CLARA, Thomas GIERING, Johann KECHT, Wolfgang RAUSCHER, Martin STARK, Thomas HAPP
  • Publication number: 20170345651
    Abstract: A method for producing a layer system for thin-film solar cells is described, wherein a) an absorber layer is produced, and b) a buffer layer is produced on the absorber layer, wherein the buffer layer contains sodium indium sulfide according to the formula NaxIny-x/3S with 0.063?x?0.625 and 0.681?y?1.50, and wherein the buffer layer is produced, without deposition of indium sulfide, based on at least one sodium thioindate compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Jorg PALM, Stephan POHLNER, Thomas HAPP, Thomas DALIBOR, Stefan JOST, Roland DIETMUELLER, Rajneesh VERMA
  • Publication number: 20170033245
    Abstract: A layer system (1) for thin-film solar cells (100), comprising an absorber layer (4), which contains a chalcogenide compound semiconductor, and a buffer layer (5), which is arranged on the absorber layer (4), wherein the buffer layer (5) has a semiconductor material of the formula AxInySz, where A is potassium (K) and/or cesium (Cs), with 0.015?x/(x+y+z)?0.25 and 0.30?y/(y+z)?0.45.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Jorg Palm, Stephan Pohlner, Thomas Happ, Thomas Dalibor, Roland Dietmuller, Rajneesh Verma
  • Publication number: 20160233360
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a layer system (1) for thin-film solar cells (100) and solar modules, comprising an absorber layer (4), which includes a chalcogenide compound semiconductor, and a buffer layer (5), which is arranged on the absorber layer (4) and includes halogen-enriched ZnxIn1-xSy with 0.01?x?0.9 and 1?y?2, wherein the buffer layer (5) consists of a first layer region (5.1) adjoining the absorber layer (4) with a halogen mole fraction A1 and a second layer region (5.2) adjoining the first layer region (5.1) with a halogen mole fraction A2 and the ratio A1/A2 is ?2 and the layer thickness (d1) of the first layer region (5.1) is ?50% of the layer thickness (d) of the buffer layer (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Jorg PALM, Stephan POHLNER, Thomas HAPP, Thomas DALIBOR, Roland DIETMULLER
  • Publication number: 20160163905
    Abstract: The invention concerns a layer system for thin-layer solar cells, said layer system comprising an absorber layer for absorbing light and a buffer layer on the absorber layer, said buffer layer containing NaxIny-x/3S, in which 0.063?x?0.625 and 0.681?y?1.50.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Jörg PALM, Stephan POHLNER, Thomas HAPP, Roland DIETMÜLLER, Thomas DALIBOR, Stefan JOST, Rajneesh VERMA
  • Patent number: 9343610
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for depositing a layer made of at least two components on an object, with a deposition chamber for disposing the object, at least one source with material to be deposited, as well as at least one device for controlling the deposition process, implemented such that the concentration of at least one component of the material to be deposited can be modified in its gas phase prior to deposition on the substrate by selective binding of a specified quantity of the at least one component, wherein the selectively bound quantity of the at least one component can be controlled by modifying at least one control parameter that is actively coupled to a binding rate or the component. It further relates to a device for depositing a layer made of at least two components on an object, wherein a device for controlling the deposition process has at least one gettering element made of a reactive material, wherein the reactive material includes copper and/or molybdenum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Joerg Palm, Stephan Pohlner, Stefan Jost, Thomas Happ
  • Publication number: 20150325722
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a layer system (1) for thin-film solar cells (100) and solar modules, comprising an absorber layer (4) that includes a chalcogenide compound semiconductor and a buffer layer (5) that is arranged on the absorber layer (4) and includes halogen-enriched InxSy with ??x/y?1, wherein the buffer layer (5) consists of a first layer region (5.1) adjoining the absorber layer (4) with a halogen mole fraction A1 and a second layer region (5.2) adjoining the first layer region (5.1) with a halogen mole fraction A2 and the ratio A1/A2 is ?2 and the layer thickness (d1) of the first layer region (5.1) is ?50% of the layer thickness (d) of the buffer layer (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Jörg PALM, Stephan POHLNER, Thomas HAPP, Thomas DALIBOR, Stefan JOST, Roland DIETMÜLLER
  • Publication number: 20150295105
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a layer system (1) for thin-film solar cells with an absorber layer (4) that contains a chalcogenide compound semiconductor and a buffer layer (5) that is arranged on the absorber layer (4), wherein the buffer layer (5) contains NaxIn1SyClz with 0.05?x?0.2 or 0.2<x?0.5, 1?y?2, and 0.6?x/z?1.4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Happ, Stefan Jost, Jörg Palm, Stephan Pohlner, Thomas Dalibor, Roland Dietmüller
  • Patent number: 9064794
    Abstract: An integrated circuit includes a substrate including isolation regions, a first conductive line formed in the substrate between isolation regions, and a vertical diode formed in the substrate. The integrated circuit includes a contact coupled to the vertical diode and a memory element coupled to the contact. The first conductive line provides a portion of the vertical diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignees: International Business Machines Corporation, Macronix International Co., Ltd, Qimonda AG
    Inventors: Thomas Happ, Hsiang-Lan Lung, Bipin Rajendran, Min Yang
  • Publication number: 20150072460
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for depositing a layer made of at least two components on an object, with a deposition chamber for disposing the object, at least one source with material to be deposited, as well as at least one device for controlling the deposition process, implemented such that the concentration of at least one component of the material to be deposited can be modified in its gas phase prior to deposition on the substrate by selective binding of a specified quantity of the at least one component, wherein the selectively bound quantity of the at least one component can be controlled by modifying at least one control parameter that is actively coupled to a binding rate or the component. It further relates to a device for depositing a layer made of at least two components on an object, wherein a device for controlling the deposition process has at least one gettering element made of a reactive material, wherein the reactive material includes copper and/or molybdenum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Joerg PALM, Stephan POHLNER, Stefan JOST, Thomas HAPP
  • Patent number: 8896045
    Abstract: A memory cell includes a first electrode, a second electrode, a layer of phase change material extending from a first contact with the first electrode to a second contact with the second electrode, and a sidewall spacer contacting the second electrode and a sidewall of the layer of phase change material adjacent to the second contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Jan Boris Philipp, Thomas Happ
  • Publication number: 20140246074
    Abstract: A solar module, more particularly a thin-film solar module having a plurality of solar cells connected in series for the photovoltaic generation of power, is described. The solar module has two voltage terminals of opposite polarity, which are each connected to an external surface of the module. Each of the two leads is electrically connected to a separate terminal device. Each of the two terminal housings is attached to the outer surface of the module. The two leads are electrically interconnected through a flyback diode, and the two terminal devices are electrically connected by a ribbon cable that is arranged between the two terminal housings and attached to the external surface of the module. A manufacturing method for the solar module is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Matthias Doech, Robert Gass, Thomas Happ, Jan Boris Philipp, Mitja Rateiczak, Walter Stetter, Lars Voland
  • Publication number: 20140216527
    Abstract: A frameless solar module having a carrier substrate and a top layer connected thereto, between which there is a layer structure which forms a plurality of solar cells connected in series for the photovoltaic generation of power is described. The carrier substrate and/or the top layer of the frameless solar module is/are provided with mounting holes for mounting the solar module on a module bracket or for connection to at least one further solar module. The mounting holes are produced in a coating-free zone within a photovoltaically active region. Mounting arrangements having such a solar module which contain fixing elements which pass through the mounting holes are also described. Furthermore, a method for producing such a solar module in which the mounting holes are produced in the carrier substrate and/or in the top layer is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Thomas Happ, Jan Boris Philipp
  • Patent number: 8779495
    Abstract: An integrated circuit includes a first SONOS memory cell and a second SONOS memory cell. The second memory cell is stacked on the first memory cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Qimonda AG
    Inventors: Thomas Happ, Jan Boris Philipp
  • Patent number: 8742387
    Abstract: An integrated circuit includes a memory cell with a resistance changing memory element. The resistance changing memory element includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and a resistivity changing material disposed between the first and second electrodes, where the resistivity changing material is configured to change resistive states in response to application of a voltage or current to the first and second electrodes. In addition, at least one of the first electrode and the second electrode comprises an insulator material including a self-assembled electrically conductive element formed within the insulator material. The self-assembled electrically conductive element formed within the insulator material remains stable throughout the operation of switching the resistivity changing material to different resistive states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Qimonda AG
    Inventors: Thomas Happ, Franz Kreupl, Jan Boris Philipp, Petra Majewski