Patents by Inventor Thomas Ott

Thomas Ott 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: 11138399
    Abstract: A multi-mode ring scanner (MMRS) has a ring unit for wearing on a finger. The MMRS optionally has a wrist unit coupled to the ring unit, such as via a cable. The MMRS optionally communicates wirelessly with a computing device. The ring unit has one or more scanners (such as an optical scanner or an RFID tag reader). The ring unit optionally has two paddle switches for activation by inward pressure from fingers adjacent to the finger. The two switches enable specifying operation of the MMRS in a plurality of modes and/or to communicate a plurality of information codes to the computing device. The computing device is optionally enabled to assign a function to each combination of activation of the two switches. A scanning system including the MMRS optionally provides feedback to a user based on feedback from a host processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Socket Mobile, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert John Miller, Allan Leafblad, Thomas J. Newman, Leonard Ott, John E. Brandon, Charles E. Ader, Timothy Miller
  • Publication number: 20210300193
    Abstract: A charging harness unit for a battery of a motor vehicle includes a charging harness which has at least one lead and respective ends, one end being on the battery side and and the other end being for connecting to a vehicle-external charging station. A cooling channel through which a coolant can flow is arranged in the charging harness. The cooling channel can be supplied with the coolant via a cooling device arranged on the vehicle side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas FRIEDRICH, Johannes OTT, Josef POEMMERL
  • Patent number: 11005155
    Abstract: A microwave antenna apparatus comprises a semiconductor package module comprising a mold layer, a semiconductor element, a coupling element and a redistribution layer, and an antenna module mounted on top of the semiconductor package module, said antenna module comprising an antenna substrate, one or more antenna elements, an antenna feed layer and an antenna ground layer. The footprint of the antenna module is larger than the footprint of the semiconductor package module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wasif Tanveer Khan, Mudassar Nauman, Arndt Thomas Ott, Ramona Hotopan
  • Patent number: 10992022
    Abstract: A microwave antenna apparatus comprises a semiconductor element and an antenna element embedded into a mold layer, which is covered by a redistribution layer. The antenna element is preferably configured as SMD component so that it can be handled by a standard pick and place process. The coupling between semiconductor element and antenna element is provided either by a metal layer or aperture coupling within the redistribution layer. The microwave antenna apparatus may be coupled to a PCB arrangement thus forming an embedded wafer-level ball grid array (eWLB) or embedded micro-wafer-level-packaging (emWLP) package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wasif Tanveer Khan, Ali Eray Topak, Arndt Thomas Ott
  • Patent number: 10921053
    Abstract: A domestic appliance, in particular a refrigeration appliance, contains a door having a recessed grip and an illumination device for shining light onto the recessed grip. The illumination device has a projection device for projecting information onto the recessed grip. A method is used to operate a domestic appliance which contains the door having the recessed grip and the projection device for shining light onto the recessed grip, in which method information is projected onto the recessed grip by the projection device. The domestic appliance can be a refrigerator, a freezer, a preservation appliance or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Ralph Staud, Thomas Tischer, Marco Reitwiessner, Andreas Kessler, Andreas Korte, Thomas Ott, Guenter Gerold, Robert Sachon
  • Publication number: 20200315001
    Abstract: A microwave antenna apparatus comprises a package module comprising a semiconductor unit, an antenna unit arranged on a first side of the package module and a redistribution layer group arranged on a second side of the package module opposite the first side, and an electromagnetic band gap structure, EBG, module coupled to the redistribution layer group of the package module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Wasif Tanveer KHAN, Ahmad WALEED, Arndt Thomas OTT, Ramona HOTOPAN
  • Patent number: 10651858
    Abstract: A synthesizer comprises a two-point modulation phase locked tow, TPM PLL, circuit configured to receive a frequency tuning signal and to generate a stepped chirp signal in an intermediate frequency range by applying a two-point modulation PLL on the frequency tuning signal, and a subsampling PLL circuit configured to receive the stepped chirp signal in a mm-wave frequency range and to generate a smoothened chirp signal in a mm-wave frequency range by applying a subsampling PLL on the stepped chirp signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Arndt Thomas Ott, Mathias Krempig
  • Patent number: 10638913
    Abstract: A lower rack for a domestic dishwasher is constructed for being liftable and includes a fixed lower rack element, and a removable lower rack element connectable to the fixed lower rack element and constructed for removal from the fixed lower rack element to thereby unblock access to a bottom area of a washing container of the domestic dishwasher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Norbert Gerstner, Julia Hörsch, Ersin Isbilen, Thomas Ott, Thomas Steck, Ralf Winkler
  • Publication number: 20200049401
    Abstract: A domestic appliance, in particular a refrigeration appliance, contains a door having a recessed grip and an illumination device for shining light onto the recessed grip. The illumination device has a projection device for projecting information onto the recessed grip. A method is used to operate a domestic appliance which contains the door having the recessed grip and the projection device for shining light onto the recessed grip, in which method information is projected onto the recessed grip by the projection device. The domestic appliance can be a refrigerator, a freezer, a preservation appliance or combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: RALPH STAUD, THOMAS TISCHER, MARCO REITWIESSNER, ANDREAS KESSLER, ANDREAS KORTE, THOMAS OTT, GUENTER GEROLD, ROBERT SACHON
  • Patent number: 10541464
    Abstract: A microwave antenna coupling apparatus forming an eWLB package, comprises an antenna coupling element comprising a coupling unit, a coupling feed line arranged on a first surface of the coupling unit and an internal coupling component to provide signal coupling between the coupling feed line and the second surface of the coupling unit, wherein the antenna coupling element is arranged within the mold layer separate from the semiconductor element and such that an outer surface of the coupling feed line is not covered by mold material. Different multi-layer antenna structures can be placed on top of eWLB package. By this type of integration Package-on-Package (PoP) antenna are constructed. The elements can be integrated by a standard pick and place process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wasif Tanveer Khan, Mudassar Nauman, Arndt Thomas Ott, Ramona Hotopan
  • Patent number: 10522895
    Abstract: A microwave antenna apparatus includes: a redistribution layer including a carrier layer, a ground plane arranged on a first or second surface of the carrier layer, and a microstrip line arranged on the other one of the first or second surface of the carrier layer; a semiconductor element mounted on the first surface of the carrier layer and coupled to the ground plane and the microstrip line; a mold layer that covers the semiconductor element and the first surface of the carrier layer; and a waveguide arranged within the mold layer and on the first surface of the carrier layer and coupled to the semiconductor element by the microstrip line, wherein a solid state filling material is arranged within the waveguide. Further, integrated antennas and transitions are presented within eWLB packages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Marcel Blech, Ali Eray Topak, Arndt Thomas Ott
  • Patent number: 10511469
    Abstract: A synthesizer comprises a first two-point modulation phase locked loop, TPM PLL, circuit that receives a first reference clock signal at a first reference frequency and a feedback signal at a feedback frequency and generates a first chirp signal by applying a two-point modulation PLL on the first reference clock signal, a second integer-n TPM PLL circuit that receives a second reference clock signal at a second reference frequency lower than the first reference frequency and generates a second chirp signal by applying a TPM PLL on the second reference clock signal, a mixer that downconverts the first chirp signal by the second chirp signal to obtain the feedback signal at the feedback frequency corresponding to the difference of the frequency of the first chirp signal and the second chirp signal, and a feedback path that feeds back the feedback signal to the first TPM PLL circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Arndt Thomas Ott
  • Patent number: 10439297
    Abstract: A planar antenna array comprises two or more linear arrays of radiation elements, said linear arrays being substantially arranged in parallel, a first connecting unit connecting first ends of said two or more linear arrays, a second connecting unit connecting second ends of said two or more linear arrays, and a feed port at least at one end of each one of said first and second connecting units for reception of a feed signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ali Eray Topak, Arndt Thomas Ott, Ramona Hotopan
  • Publication number: 20190280368
    Abstract: A microwave antenna apparatus comprises a semiconductor package module comprising a mold layer, a semiconductor element, a coupling element and a redistribution layer, and an antenna module mounted on top of the semiconductor package module, said antenna module comprising an antenna substrate, one or more antenna elements, an antenna feed layer and an antenna ground layer. The footprint of the antenna module is larger than the footprint of the semiconductor package module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Wasif Tanveer Khan, Mudassar Nauman, Arndt Thomas Ott, Ramona Hotopan
  • Publication number: 20190260617
    Abstract: A synthesizer comprises a first two-point modulation phase locked loop, TPM PLL, circuit that receives a first reference clock signal at a first reference frequency and a feedback signal at a feedback frequency and generates a first chirp signal by applying a two-point modulation PLL on the first reference clock signal, a second integer-n TPM PLL circuit that receives a second reference clock signal at a second reference frequency lower than the first reference frequency and generates a second chirp signal by applying a TPM PLL on the second reference clock signal, a mixer that downconverts the first chirp signal by the second chirp signal to obtain the feedback signal at the feedback frequency corresponding to the difference of the frequency of the first chirp signal and the second chirp signal, and a feedback path that feeds back the feedback signal to the first TPM PLL circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Arndt Thomas Ott
  • Patent number: D859757
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: BSH Home Appliances Corporation
    Inventors: Lindsay Roberson, Thomas Ott
  • Patent number: D859758
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: BSH Home Appliances Corporation
    Inventors: Lindsay Roberson, Thomas Ott
  • Patent number: D860552
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: BSH Home Appliances Corporation
    Inventors: Lindsay Roberson, Thomas Ott
  • Patent number: D867690
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: BSH Home Appliances Corporation
    Inventors: Lindsay Roberson, Thomas Ott
  • Patent number: D936306
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignees: BSH Home Appliances Corporation, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: William Gutkowski, Thomas Ott