Patents by Inventor Thomas Herrmann

Thomas Herrmann 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: 20190348242
    Abstract: An electrical switch assembly includes a contact element to be moved towards a further contact element for generating an electrical connection; and a drive for moving the contact element; wherein the drive includes a plunger with a connection member interconnected with the contact element; wherein the plunger includes a mechanical structure with a top side to which the connection member is connection, and a bottom side opposite to the top side; wherein the drive includes a Thomas coil for moving the plunger via an electrically conducting top face, which is provided on the top side and an electrically conducting bottom face, which is provided on the bottom side. The mechanical structure includes at least one channel between the top side and the bottom side, the at least one channel extending transverse to a movement direction of the plunger. Furthermore, the mechanical structure fills less than 50% of a volume between the top side and the bottom side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Francisco Garcia-Ferre, Thomas Schmoelzer, Jacim Jacimovic, Lorenz Herrmann, Jakub Korbel, Tobias Erford, David Saxl
  • Patent number: 10472428
    Abstract: A process for polymerizing or copolymerizing ethylenically unsaturated monomers at pressures in the range of from 110 MPa to 500 MPa in a production line comprising a continuously operated polymerization reactor which is installed within a protective enclosure, wherein the production line is monitored with respect to an occurrence of a leakage of monomers or of reaction mixture and a water based deluge system, which provides droplets of a diameter in a range from 25 ?m to 20 mm to the enclosed area, is automatically started with a minimum flow rate of 10 L/min per m2 of enclosed area when a leakage of monomers or of reaction mixture is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Andrei Gonioukh, Thomas Herrmann, Dieter Littmann, Andre-Armand Finette, Siegfried Mischok
  • Patent number: 10463827
    Abstract: A ventilator with integrated breathing air humidifier has at least two defined air pathways provided in the breathing air humidifier. The breathing air humidifier is installed and fixed on a horizontal surface of the ventilator. The breathing air humidifier comprises at least a top part and a bottom part, a water reservoir being provided in the bottom part, 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 filling 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: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: LOEWENSTEIN Medical Technology S.A.
    Inventors: Karl Andreas Feldhahn, Wolfgang Wedler, Matthias Pulla, Christof Göbel, Thomas Ress, Frank Herrmann, Stefan Hein, Christian Kluin, Joachim Gardein
  • Publication number: 20190333898
    Abstract: A method of producing an optoelectronic semiconductor component includes A) providing at least three source substrates, wherein each of the source substrates is equipped with a specific type of radiation-emitting semiconductor chips, B) providing a target substrate having a mounting plane configured to mount the semiconductor chips thereto, C) forming platforms on the target substrate, and D) transferring at least some of the semiconductor chips with a wafer-to-wafer process from the source substrates onto the target substrate so that the semiconductor chips transferred to the target substrate maintain their relative position with respect to one another, within the types of semiconductor chips, wherein on the target substrate the semiconductor chips of each type of semiconductor chips have a specific height above the mounting plane due to the platforms so that the semiconductor chips of different types of semiconductor chips have different heights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Andreas Plößl, Siegfried Herrmann, Martin Rudolf Behringer, Frank Singer, Thomas Schwarz, Alexander F. Pfeuffer
  • Patent number: 10442780
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides processes for the production of 2-5-furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) and intermediates thereof by the chemocatalytic conversion of a furanic oxidation substrate. The present disclosure further provides processes for preparing derivatives of FDCA and FDCA-based polymers. In addition, the present disclosure provides crystalline preparations of FDCA, as well as processes for making the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Stora Enso OYJ
    Inventors: Valery Sokolovskii, Vincent J. Murphy, Thomas R. Boussie, Gary M. Diamond, Eric L. Dias, Guang Zhu, James M. Longmire, Stanley Herrmann, Staffan Torssell, Mayya Lavrenko
  • Publication number: 20190281724
    Abstract: A module arrangement for a modular field device connection unit comprises a frame module having an interface receptacle, an interface module adapted to be inserted into the interface receptacle along a module insertion path, and a resetting mechanism adapted to reset the movable coding element into the neutral position by insertion of the interface module into the interface receptacle and/or removal of the interface module from the interface receptacle. The interface module has a cartridge receptacle and a movable coding element. The movable coding element is movable from a neutral position into a coding position by insertion of a cartridge member into the cartridge receptacle. The resetting mechanism has a trigger element at least partially protruding into the module insertion path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicants: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH, ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Karl-Heinz Hess, Andreas Herrmann, Mohamed Aboulkassem, Thomas Hertzberg, Michael Hagemann, Peter Kraemer, Markus Ofenloch, Frank Zimmer, Andreas Symantzik, Thomas Keul, Erik Wilhelm H. Hammarstrand
  • Patent number: 10408656
    Abstract: A sensor for determining at least one parameter of a fluid medium flowing through a measuring channel, in particular an intake air mass flow of an internal combustion engine. The sensor includes a sensor housing, in particular a plug-in sensor which is inserted or is insertable into a flow tube, in which a channel structure is formed, which includes the measuring channel, and at least one sensor chip situated in the measuring channel for determining the parameter of the fluid medium. The sensor housing includes an inlet into the channel structure, which is oriented away from a main flow direction of the fluid medium, and at least one outlet from the channel structure. The channel structure is delimited by wall sections. The wall sections have at least partially electrically insulating properties. Areas of the sensor housing adjoining the wall sections have electrically conductive properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Achim Briese, Alexander Markov, Edda Sommer, Hans Beyrich, Lutz Westenberger, Reinhold Herrmann, Thomas Schwartzkopff, Uwe Konzelmann
  • Publication number: 20190244040
    Abstract: A method for displaying and processing an image captured by an optical system used to simulate a rear-view system of a vehicle, includes capturing the image, calculating a region of interest (ROI) on the captured image, calculating a blur factor for blurring the ROI using one or more inputs, manipulating an image gradient pixel by pixel using the blur factor to reduce at least one of a brightness or a contrast of one or more pixels of the ROI, and displaying the processed image on a display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Andreas Herrmann, Martin Schwalb, Frank Linsenmaier, Oliver Eder, Ilka Rötzer, Thomas Jochmann, Firas Mualla, Maximilian Kauffmann, Thorsten Steder
  • Patent number: 10369944
    Abstract: A device for controlling an actuator/solenoid valve output stage, for a vehicle, including: a terminal to receive an enable signal via an interface to an application unit, the enable signal assuming enable/disable states to enable/disable output stage control; a first suppression terminal to receive a first suppression signal via a monitoring unit interface, the first suppression signal assuming a first authorization/suppression state for authorizing/suppressing output stage control; a second suppression terminal to receive a second suppression signal via a second monitoring unit interface, the second suppression signal assuming a second authorization/suppression state for authorizing/suppressing output stage control; an output terminal as an interface to the output stage; and a linking unit to provide a control signal for controlling the output stage to the output terminal for the enable signal, and the first/second suppression signal has the first/second authorization state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE SYSTEME FUER NUTZFAHRZEUGE GMBH
    Inventors: Frank Scholl, Thomas Feucht, Guenter Herrmann
  • Publication number: 20190233386
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides processes for the production of 2-5-furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) and intermediates thereof by the chemocatalytic conversion of a furanic oxidation substrate. The present disclosure further provides processes for preparing derivatives of FDCA and FDCA-based polymers. In addition, the present disclosure provides crystalline preparations of FDCA, as well as processes for making the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Valery Sokolovskii, Vincent J. Murphy, Thomas R. Boussie, Gary M. Diamond, Eric L. Dias, Guang Zhu, James M. Longmire, Stanley Herrmann, Staffan Torssell, Mayya Lavrenko
  • Patent number: 10364306
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a low density polyethylene (LDPE) having (A) a density from 0.910 to 0.924 g/cm3, determined according to ISO 1183 at 23° C.; (B) an elongational hardening of at least 4.2, at 150° C. at an elongational rate of 1 s?1; (C) a ratio Mw/Mn of at least 18, where (i) Mw is the weight average molar mass, measured by a MALLS detector coupled to a GPC, and (ii) Mn is the number average molar mass, measured by GPC (Gel Permeation Chromatography); and (D) a Mw of at least 230,000 g/mol. The present disclosure also provides an article of manufacture made from or containing (A) a substrate and (B) a coating layer made from or containing the disclosed LDPE. The present disclosure further provides a polymerization process occurring (A) in the presence of oxygen as the only radical initiating agent and (B) in the absence of solvents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Weiand, Andrei Gonioukh, Stephan Schmitz, Andre-Armand Finette, Guido Bürger, Guido Küpper, Thomas Herrmann, Iakovos Vittorias, Dieter Lilge, Gerd Mannebach
  • Patent number: 10358510
    Abstract: A process for polymerizing or copolymerizing ethylenically unsaturated monomers at pressures in the range of from 110 MPa to 500 MPa in a production line comprising a continuously operated polymerization reactor, wherein at least one of a pre-heater or pre-cooler, a polymerization reactor or a post reactor cooler is composed of tubes of a length from 5 m to 25 m which are flanged together, either directly or via bends, and the flanges are covered by a chimney construction, and wherein air is conveyed through the chimney construction and the air exiting the chimney construction is monitored with respect to the hydrocarbons concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Andrei Gonioukh, Thomas Herrmann, Dieter Littmann, Andre-Armand Finette, Sven Wolfram
  • Publication number: 20190205099
    Abstract: A quantum random number generator is described as having a first single-photon detector that detects a first event, and a second single-photon detector that detects a second event, and as having an electronic circuit by way of which the first single-photon detector and the second single-photon detector are interconnected in such a way that after detection of the first event the latter is outputted and an output of a detected second event is suppressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Ingo Herrmann, Oliver Krayl, Reiner Schnitzer, Thomas Strohm
  • Publication number: 20190178415
    Abstract: Valve electronics include a control unit with a diagnostic module. The diagnostic module has a sensing device configured to sense at least one actuation parameter. The diagnostic module also has a diagnosis-forming device that forms a diagnostic parameter from the sensed actuation parameter such that the diagnostic parameter corresponds to a measure for the intensity of use of the valve over a preceding time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Norbert Penz, Stephan Schultze, Theobald Herrmann, Thomas Inderwies
  • Publication number: 20190177447
    Abstract: A process for polymerizing or copolymerizing ethylenically unsaturated monomers at pressures in the range of from 110 MPa to 500 MPa in a production line comprising a continuously operated polymerization reactor, wherein at least one of a pre-heater or pre-cooler, a polymerization reactor or a post reactor cooler is composed of tubes of a length from 5 m to 25 m which are flanged together, either directly or via bends, and the flanges are covered by a chimney construction, and wherein air is conveyed through the chimney construction and the air exiting the chimney construction is monitored with respect to the hydrocarbons concentration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Andrei Gonioukh, Thomas Herrmann, Dieter Littmann, Andre-Armand Finette, Sven Wolfram
  • Publication number: 20190169318
    Abstract: A process for polymerizing or copolymerizing ethylenically unsaturated monomers at pressures in the range of from 110 MPa to 500 MPa in a production line comprising a continuously operated polymerization reactor which is installed within a protective enclosure, wherein the production line is monitored with respect to an occurrence of a leakage of monomers or of reaction mixture and a water based deluge system, which provides droplets of a diameter in a range from 25 ?m to 20 mm to the enclosed area, is automatically started with a minimum flow rate of 10 L/min per m2 of enclosed area when a leakage of monomers or of reaction mixture is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Andrei Gonioukh, Thomas Herrmann, Dieter Littmann, Andre-Armand Finette, Siegfried Mischok
  • Patent number: 10308738
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a plant for performing polymerization, such as the polymerization of ethylene, having a recycle connection with two or more cooling channels arranged in parallel, a process for polymerization and downstream processes, and a plant for polymerization, comprising the following plant components in fluid communication: a) A reactor with an inlet side and an outlet side; b) A recycle connection positioned in fluid communication between the outlet side of the reactor and the inlet side of the reactor; wherein the recycle connection comprises two or more cooling channels arranged in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Wolf, Andre-Armand Finette, Andrei Gonioukh, Dieter Littmann, Thomas Herrmann, Georg Groos
  • Publication number: 20190135950
    Abstract: A process for polymerizing or copolymerizing ethylenically unsaturated monomers at pressures in the range of from 110 MPa to 500 MPa in a production line comprising a continuously operated polymerization reactor, wherein the process comprises monitoring the surrounding of the production line with respect to an occurrence of a leakage of monomers or of reaction mixture by an IR point detector arrangement of at least three groups of IR point detectors which are capable of detecting hydrocarbons and the groups of IR point detectors are operating according to a voting logic and starting automatically an emergency pressure release program when a group of IR point detectors of the IR point detector arrangement detects the presence of hydrocarbons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Andrei Gonioukh, Thomas Herrmann, Dieter Littmann, Andre-Armand Finette, Sven Wolfram
  • Patent number: 10191112
    Abstract: Disclosed are embodiments of a method that provides for pre-production run development of a fail signature database, which stores fail signatures for systematic defects and corresponding root causes. The fail signatures in the database is subsequently accessed and used for a variety of purposes. For example, the fail signatures are evaluated and, based on the results of the evaluation, actions are taken to prevent specific systematic defects from occurring during production runs and/or to allow for early detection of specific systematic defects during production runs. In some embodiments, following production runs, new fail signatures from failing production chips are developed and compared against the fail signatures in the fail signature database. In some embodiments, when a signature match indicates that a particular production chip has a same systematic defect with a same root cause as a particular prototype chip in-line advanced process control (APC) is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC.
    Inventors: Rao Desineni, Atul Chittora, Yan Pan, Sherwin Fernandes, Thomas Herrmann
  • Patent number: 10095826
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for selecting Si wafer WP based on individual or multiple DFM decks for Si-feed-forward and Si-feed-back analysis are provided. Embodiments include generating markers for a wafer from an individual DFM deck; generating UCF Indexes; determining whether a representative marker corresponding to a UCF is a candidate for WP prediction; extracting markers corresponding to that UCF-Index (UEF data) from a candidate; performing a UCF-Index-based sampling on the extracted UEF data set if a number of markers in the extracted UEF data set is larger than an inspection requirement; adding a location of each marker or group of markers in the extracted UEF data set to a sitelist after the UCF-Index-based sampling; sending the sitelist to a foundry for metrology analysis on sitelist locations; and adding the sitelist locations and corresponding UCF Index and metrology parameters to a design analysis database for analyzing other wafers/UCF Indexes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC.
    Inventors: Shikha Somani, Sriram Madhavan, Thomas Herrmann, Stefan Schüler, Uwe Schroeder, Shobhit Malik, Eric Chiu