Patents by Inventor Thomas Jakobs

Thomas Jakobs 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: 9478765
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an electro-optical device stack (10) includes providing a multi-layered structure comprising an electro-optical layer (13) that contacts a charge injection layer (12) comprising an acidic compound (12m). A resist layer (14) is deposited onto the electro-optical layer (13) and comprises a cationically-crosslinkable resist material (14m) that reacts adjacent breaches (12?,13?) in the electro-optical layer (13) by a cross-linking reaction. This reaction is induced by protons (12p) from the charge injection layer (12) and results in covering of the breaches (12?,13?) with patches (14p) comprising cross-linked resist material (14c). Parts of the resist material (14m) that have not cross-linked are removed, whereas the remaining patches (14p) provide electrical insulation between the charge injection layer (12) and a layer subsequently deposited onto the electro-optical layer (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Jasper Michels, Paulus Wilhelmus Maria Blom, Georg Thomas Jakob Götz
  • Patent number: 9375108
    Abstract: A device for oral application of a substance, comprising an inner tube surrounding a first volume an outer tube surrounding a second volume, the second volume comprising a cavity section adjoining an inlet opening of the outer tube being adapted for containing the substance, a separation area arranged in the second volume, the separation area adjoining the cavity section and the first volume, and a selective connecting passage between the cavity section and a pressure compensation space to selectively enable a flow of the substance from the cavity section though the first volume. A kit-of-parts, comprises the inventive device a predefined amount of a substance being contained in a receptacle or the cavity section, and instructions for the use of the substance. Methods for filling the inventive device as well as to a method for oral application using the inventive device are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: SANDOZ AG
    Inventors: Franz Xaver Schwarz, Thomas Jakob, Robert Reichenberger
  • Patent number: 9237987
    Abstract: A metering device is used for the metered administration of a flowable preparation together with a flowable carrier medium. A storage container for the preparation has at least one access opening. A metering plunger body can be moved in a sealed manner in the storage container between a starting position and at least one metering position. The metering plunger body is hollow. A metering sleeve has on a bottom side an eccentric metering sleeve opening. An inner plunger body has on the bottom side an eccentrically arranged plunger body opening. In a through relative rotation position of the metering sleeve relative to the inner plunger body a passage is provided between the inside of the storage container and the inside of the inner plunger body. In a closed relative rotational position this passage is closed. This results in a user-friendly and compact metering device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: RAUMEDIC AG
    Inventors: Thomas Jakob, Frank Skaper, Thorsten Kellner, Frank Richter
  • Publication number: 20150249226
    Abstract: There is provided a method of manufacturing an electro-optical device stack (10), the method comprising providing a multi-layered structure comprising an electro-optical layer (13) contacting a charge injection layer (12), the charge injection layer (12) comprising an acidic compound (12m); depositing a resist layer (14) onto the electro-optical layer (13), the resist layer (14) comprising a cationically-crosslinkable resist material (14m); having the resist material (14m) react adjacent breaches (12?,13?) in the electro-optical layer (13) by a cross-linking reaction induced by protons (12p) from the charge injection layer (12) thereby covering said breaches (12?,13?) with patches (14p) comprising cross-linked resist material (14c); and removing parts of the resist material (14m) that have not cross-linked, wherein the patches (14p) remain arranged for providing electrical insulation between the charge injection layer (12) and a layer subsequently deposited onto the electro-optical layer (13) and patches (14p
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Inventors: Jasper Joost Michels, Paulus Wilhelmus Maria Blom, Georg Thomas Jakob Götz
  • Publication number: 20150217105
    Abstract: A catheter coupling has a tubing and two jaws extending in the longitudinal direction of the tubing which form a channel having an orifice to accommodate an end section of a catheter when the jaws abut against each other. The jaws are interconnected at a respective jaw end via a jaw joint having a joint axis extending transversely to the tubing. The other jaw end is in each case provided with a snap-in locking member and a counter snap-in locking member, respectively, interacting therewith to form a snap-in locking arrangement. In the engagement position, the tubing is deformed by at least one jaw deformation component to securely accommodate the catheter end section. The catheter coupling has at least one inspection window in a base body. The inspection window allows a stop in the tubing for the end section of the catheter to be visually inspected. As a result, a catheter coupling is obtained which prevents an end section of the catheter from being introduced into the tubing if said end section is too short.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventors: Thorsten Kellner, Frank Skaper, Thomas Jakob, Manuela Bezela, Iris Blum, Martin Sippel, Heinz Wiegel
  • Publication number: 20150119810
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dosage system for setting a dosage volume of a flowable medium. The dosage system comprises a longitudinal axis, a dosage container for receiving the medium, and a dosage piston body which is adapted for sealed displacement in the dosage container between an initial position and a dosage position. In the initial position, the dosage piston body is fully inserted in the dosage container while in the dosage position, the dosage piston body has been pulled out of the dosage container along a path corresponding to the desired dosage amount of the medium. The dosage system further exhibits a draw-up limiting member for limiting a draw-up path of the dosage piston body in the dosage position, the draw-up limiting member being axially securable to the dosage container in one of several limiting positions relative to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Jakob, Frank Skaper, Gero Eichelkraut, Thomas Braun, Bernd Spindler
  • Publication number: 20150032062
    Abstract: A medical injection device has an injection unit and an anti-rotation device. Said anti-rotation device is non-rotationally connected to a port and connection portion of the injection device so as to surround the outside thereof in the manner of a sleeve. As a result, an intuitively usable and operationally safe injection device is obtained. When a protective cap for an injection cannula of the injection unit is being removed from the port and connection portion, an unwanted rotation of the port and connection portion relative to the container about components of a plug-in connection arranged therebetween is safely prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Jakob, Sebastian Maag, Tobias Festel, Thomas Braun, Frank Skaper
  • Publication number: 20150032061
    Abstract: A medical injection device has a syringe. The syringe has a container for the medium to be injected and an injection cannula, which communicates with the container. A needle guard of the injection device can be moved between an injection position and a safe position. In the injection position, the injection cannula can be uncovered in order to inject the medium. In the safe position, a cannula tip of the injection cannula is recessed in a protective component of the needle guard. A securing device securely fixes the protective component in the safe position. The result is an injection device having a needle guard that can be manipulated intuitively and operated safely.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Jakob, Sebastian Maag, Tobias Festel, Thomas Braun, Frank Skaper
  • Publication number: 20130253464
    Abstract: A metering device is used for the metered administration of a flowable preparation together with a flowable carrier medium. A storage container for the preparation has at least one access opening. A metering plunger body can be moved in a sealed manner in the storage container between a starting position and at least one metering position. The metering plunger body is hollow. A metering sleeve has on a bottom side an eccentric metering sleeve opening. An inner plunger body has on the bottom side an eccentrically arranged plunger body opening. In a through relative rotation position of the metering sleeve relative to the inner plunger body a passage is provided between the inside of the storage container and the inside of the inner plunger body. In a closed relative rotational position this passage is closed. This results in a user-friendly and compact metering device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: RAUMEDIC AG
    Inventors: Thomas Jakob, Frank Skaper, Thorsten Kellner, Frank Richter
  • Patent number: 8470227
    Abstract: A plastic product having a hard plastic component and a soft plastic component that adheres to the hard plastic component via at least one boundary surface is produced as follows: initially the soft component is injection molded in an injection molding die. Then the hard component is injection molded. In the plastic product produced in this manner, the soft component is surrounded over at least part of the circumference thereof by the hard component in the circumferential direction about a main demolding direction of the injection molding die. The result is a plastic product, wherein the shape and arrangement of the soft component can be tailored to functional requirements more flexibly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Raqumedic AG
    Inventor: Thomas Jakob
  • Publication number: 20110063231
    Abstract: A method and system of inputting data, including language and other forms of communication, into an electronic device is disclosed. The method and system are directed to reducing the number of keystrokes that a disabled person would need to make to use a computer or alternative communication device. The method and system according to the invention utilizes a virtual keyboard upon which a user makes an input pattern or “gesture”. The gesture is then transformed into a ranked list of language unit prefixes. Word prediction analysis then analyzes the list of language unit prefixes and develops a list of potential word or phrases that the user may select from.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: InvoTek, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Jakobs, Allen Baker
  • Publication number: 20100152678
    Abstract: A plastic product having a hard plastic component and a soft plastic component that adheres to the hard plastic component via at least one boundary surface is produced as follows: initially the soft component is injection molded in an injection molding die. Then the hard component is injection molded. In the plastic product produced in this manner, the soft component is surrounded over at least part of the circumference thereof by the hard component in the circumferential direction about a main demolding direction of the injection molding die. The result is a plastic product, wherein the shape and arrangement of the soft component can be tailored to functional requirements more flexibly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2008
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: Raumedic AG
    Inventor: Thomas Jakob
  • Publication number: 20100063473
    Abstract: A device for oral application of a substance, comprising an inner tube surrounding a first volume an outer tube surrounding a second volume, the second volume comprising a cavity section adjoining an inlet opening of the outer tube being adapted for containing the substance, a separation area arranged in the second volume, the separation area adjoining the cavity section and the first volume, and a selective connecting passage between the cavity section and a pressure compensation space to selectively enable a flow of the substance from the cavity section though the first volume. A kit-of-parts, comprises the inventive device a predefined amount of a substance being contained in a receptacle or the cavity section, and instructions for the use of the substance. Methods for filling the inventive device as well as to a method for oral application using the inventive device are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Applicant: SANDOZ AG
    Inventors: Franz Xaver Schwarz, Thomas Jakob, Robert Reichenberger
  • Publication number: 20090196460
    Abstract: An eye tracking system and method is provided giving persons with severe disabilities the ability to access a computer through eye movement. A system comprising a head tracking system, an eye tracking system, a display device, and a processor which calculates the gaze point of the user is provided. The eye tracking method comprises determining the location and orientation of the head, determining the location and orientation of the eye, calculating the location of the center of rotation of the eye, and calculating the gaze point of the eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventors: Thomas Jakobs, Allen W. Baker
  • Publication number: 20080206508
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a two- or multilayer optical storage medium, wherein a first half-substrate with a first information layer is produced and a first metal layer is applied to the surface of the first half-substrate containing the information structure. Furthermore, a second half-substrate with a second information structure is produced and a separation layer is applied onto the surface of the second half-substrate containing the information structure. The two half-substrates are glued together by means of an adhesive, wherein the metal layer of the first half-substrate and the separation layer of the second half-substrate face each other with an adhesive layer in-between. After curing of the adhesive, the separation layer of the second half-substrate is separated from the adhesive layer and a second metal layer is applied onto the adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventor: Thomas Jakob
  • Publication number: 20060234635
    Abstract: A mobile communication device and a method for a mobile communication device, including a multiplicity of modes of operation with different operational functions. The mobile communication device encompasses sensors for determining body-related parameters of the user and/or environmental parameters of the mobile communication device. The mobile communication device includes a selection module for evaluating the body-related parameters of the user and/or the environmental parameters of the mobile communication device, and the mobile communication device includes an operational mode module for adapting the respective mode of operation of the mobile communication device according to the evaluation data for the body-related parameters and/or of the environmental parameters. The mobile communication device can also include a mobile radio device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2004
    Publication date: October 19, 2006
    Inventors: John Riordan, Thomas Jakob, Olivier Krone, Numa Schmeder
  • Patent number: 6175773
    Abstract: An improved high resolution method and apparatus are described for sensing and determining the spatial coordinates of a movable object with respect to a energized conductive surface. The coordinates of the object are precisely measured with respect to a two-dimensional coordinate system independent of the third orthogonal dimension, thereby avoiding significant measurement errors due to variations of the object position in the third orthogonal dimension. The system also ascertains the coordinate position of the object in this third dimension, which can then be utilized as an independent control variable in the system. Further, the system can accommodate a number of energized conductive surfaces over which the object may be positioned and can determine the spatial coordinates of the object with respect to any such surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2001
    Assignee: LG Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Leonard Reiffel, Wayne D Jung, Thomas Rosevear, Thomas Jakobs
  • Patent number: 6171147
    Abstract: A coupling element is proposed for a single wire or multi-wire electrical cable. The coupling element has a contact support to which a protective body surrounding the cable connection is molded in such a way that a region of the surface of the contact support remains exposed. The exposed region (4) has openings (7) extending through the contact support and contacts that are conductively connected with a wire of the cable (1) and arranged in the openings. A closed cover (8) is provided in close contact with the contact support (2) and extends over the openings (7). The cover (8) is provided with a passage (9) having the edges surrounding and fitting tightly against the cable (1). The protective body (6) surrounds the cover (8) and the passage (9) and is in moisture-tight sealing engagement with the contact support (2) and the cable (1). A method for producing the coupling element provides for molding the protective body (6) so it surrounds the cover (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2001
    Assignee: Alcatel
    Inventors: Otto Nachbauer, Thomas Jakob
  • Patent number: 6097373
    Abstract: A laser actuated keyboard system (10) includes a laser pointer (12) mounted on an adjustable headband (14) for directing a collimated beam (16) onto a laser keyboard (18) defined by an array of photosensors (58) that are intended to be illuminated by the user-targeted beam (16). During a laser acquisition mode, the laser pointer (12) output is controlled to provide a relatively retina-safe output and during the captured signal mode, the laser pointer (12) output is controlled to provide a higher-power mode sufficient to be easily seen. During the higher-power mode, the laser pointer (12) is modulated at a selected frequency to assist the laser keyboard (18) in discriminating against common background light. A successful keypress is declared when the beam (16) illuminates a targeted area for a selected percentage of a pre-determined dwell period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: InvoTek Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas Jakobs
  • Patent number: 5892509
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus coupling at least two image processing systems connected to a network. The network couples image information to each system, and each system displays at least one image. Each system includes a communication unit and a control unit. The communication unit couples information to and receives information from the network. The control unit includes a central processing unit (CPU) and a partitioned memory space, including, both common and personal memory. The personal memory of each system contains one or more personal images that can be viewed only by the respective system, wherein each system is controlled to access only its respective personal memory. Under control of the CPUs in the respective systems, a common image is coupled to each system over the network and commonly displayed on each system. While the common image is commonly displayed on each system, it is edited by the first image processing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Assignee: L G Semicon Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas Jakobs, Wayne D. Jung, Richard A. Karlin, Leonard Reiffel, Raphael K. Tam, Timothy T. Tutt, Michael F. Dunk