Patents by Inventor Thomas Roesch

Thomas Roesch 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: 10718092
    Abstract: A height-adjustable operating platform of a compact paver comprising a machine frame, a drive motor, travel units, a receiving container at the front in relation to the paving direction for receiving paving material, a longitudinal conveying device with which the paving material can be conveyed from the receiving container in a rearward direction in relation to the paving direction, a transverse distribution device that is height-adjustable in relation to the machine frame and with which the paving material can be distributed on the ground surface transversally to the paving direction, a paving screed that is height-adjustable in relation to the machine frame for compacting and smoothing the paving material distributed on the ground surface behind the transverse distribution device in the paving direction, an operating platform mounted on the machine frame and arranged behind the receiving container in the paving direction and a method for operating a compact paver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: BOMAG GMBH
    Inventors: Thorsten Anheier, Thomas Haubrich, Thomas Klein, Andreas Roesch
  • Publication number: 20200127134
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes: a gate trench extending into a Si substrate; a body region in the Si substrate, the body region including a vertical channel region adjacent a sidewall of the gate trench; a source region in the Si substrate above the body region; a contact trench extending into the Si substrate and separated from the gate trench by a portion of the source region and by a portion of the body region; an electrically conductive material in the contact trench; and a diffusion barrier structure interposed between a sidewall of the contact trench and the vertical channel region, the diffusion barrier structure including alternating layers of Si and oxygen-doped Si and configured to increase carrier mobility within the vertical channel region. Corresponding methods of manufacture are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Oliver Blank, Thomas Feil, Maximilian Roesch, Martin Poelzl, Robert Haase, Sylvain Leomant, Bernhard Goller, Andreas Meiser
  • Publication number: 20200127135
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes: a gate trench extending into a Si substrate; a body region in the Si substrate adjacent the gate trench; a source region in the Si substrate above the body region; a diffusion barrier structure adjacent a sidewall of the gate trench, the diffusion barrier structure including alternating layers of Si and oxygen-doped Si and a Si capping layer on the alternating layers of Si and oxygen-doped Si; and a channel region formed in the Si capping layer and which vertically extends along the sidewall of the gate trench. Corresponding methods of manufacture are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Feil, Robert Haase, Martin Poelzl, Maximilian Roesch, Sylvain Leomant, Bernhard Goller, Ravi Keshav Joshi
  • Patent number: 10580888
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a gate trench extending into a Si substrate, a body region in the Si substrate, the body region including a channel region which extends along a sidewall of the gate trench, a source region in the Si substrate above the body region, a contact trench extending into the Si substrate and separated from the gate trench by a portion of the source region and a portion of the body region, the contact trench being filled with an electrically conductive material which contacts the source region at a sidewall of the contact trench and a highly doped body contact region at a bottom of the contact trench, and a diffusion barrier structure formed along the sidewall of the contact trench and disposed between the highly doped body contact region and the channel region, the diffusion barrier structure including alternating layers of Si and oxygen-doped Si.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies Austria AG
    Inventors: Oliver Blank, Thomas Feil, Maximilian Roesch, Martin Poelzl, Robert Haase, Sylvain Leomant, Bernhard Goller, Andreas Meiser
  • Patent number: 10573742
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a gate trench extending into a Si substrate, a body region in the Si substrate adjacent the gate trench, a source region in the Si substrate above the body region, a contact trench extending into the Si substrate and filled with an electrically conductive material which contacts the source region at a sidewall of the contact trench and a highly doped body contact region at a bottom of the contact trench, a diffusion barrier structure formed along the sidewall of the gate trench, the diffusion barrier structure comprising alternating layers of Si and oxygen-doped Si and a Si capping layer on the alternating layers of Si and oxygen-doped Si, and a channel region formed in the Si capping layer and which vertically extends along the sidewall of the gate trench. Corresponding methods of manufacture are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies Austria AG
    Inventors: Thomas Feil, Robert Haase, Martin Poelzl, Maximilian Roesch, Sylvain Leomant, Bernhard Goller, Ravi Keshav Joshi
  • Publication number: 20200052109
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a gate trench extending into a Si substrate, a body region in the Si substrate, the body region including a channel region which extends along a sidewall of the gate trench, a source region in the Si substrate above the body region, a contact trench extending into the Si substrate and separated from the gate trench by a portion of the source region and a portion of the body region, the contact trench being filled with an electrically conductive material which contacts the source region at a sidewall of the contact trench and a highly doped body contact region at a bottom of the contact trench, and a diffusion barrier structure formed along the sidewall of the contact trench and disposed between the highly doped body contact region and the channel region, the diffusion barrier structure including alternating layers of Si and oxygen-doped Si.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Oliver Blank, Thomas Feil, Maximilian Roesch, Martin Poelzl, Robert Haase, Sylvain Leomant, Bernhard Goller, Andreas Meiser
  • Publication number: 20200052110
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a gate trench extending into a Si substrate, a body region in the Si substrate adjacent the gate trench, a source region in the Si substrate above the body region, a contact trench extending into the Si substrate and filled with an electrically conductive material which contacts the source region at a sidewall of the contact trench and a highly doped body contact region at a bottom of the contact trench, a diffusion barrier structure formed along the sidewall of the gate trench, the diffusion barrier structure comprising alternating layers of Si and oxygen-doped Si and a Si capping layer on the alternating layers of Si and oxygen-doped Si, and a channel region formed in the Si capping layer and which vertically extends along the sidewall of the gate trench. Corresponding methods of manufacture are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Feil, Robert Haase, Martin Poelzl, Maximilian Roesch, Sylvain Leomant, Bernhard Goller, Ravi Keshav Joshi
  • Patent number: 10529845
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a semiconductor body having a field effect transistor device with an active region and an edge termination region that surrounds the active region on all sides. The active region includes a first serpentine trench in the semiconductor body, a first field plate in the first serpentine trench, a second serpentine trench in the semiconductor body, and a second field plate in the second serpentine trench. The first serpentine trench is separate and laterally spaced apart from the second serpentine trench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies Austria AG
    Inventors: Ashita Mirchandani, Thomas Feil, Maximilian Roesch, Britta Wutte
  • Patent number: 10422087
    Abstract: A compact paver comprising a machine frame, drive motor, travel units, receiving container at the front in relation to the paving direction for receiving paving material, longitudinal conveying device with which the paving material can be conveyed from the receiving container in a rearward direction in relation to the paving direction, transverse distribution device with which the paving material can be distributed on the ground surface transversally to the paving direction, a height-adjustable paving screed for compacting and smoothing the paving material distributed on the ground surface behind the transverse distribution device in the paving direction, an operating platform mounted on the machine frame and arranged behind the receiving container in the paving direction, and an operating platform. And a method for coordinating the operating position of the operating console of the operating platform of the compact paver with a rear operating step and a higher front operating step of the operating platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: BOMAG GMBH
    Inventors: Thorsten Anheier, Thomas Haubrich, Thomas Klein, Andreas Roesch
  • Patent number: 10414221
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a pivot angle detection device and a method for detecting a pivot angle between a vehicle and a trailer coupling device that is coupled to the vehicle. A transmitter is hereby provided, which is designed for producing an electromagnetic field, as well as a receiver which is designed to detect a field strength of the electromagnetic field, whereby the transmitter and receiver are arranged towards each other on the vehicle and trailer coupling device in such a way that a change of the pivot angle produces a dependent change in the field strength that is detected by the receiver. Additionally, an evaluation device for determining the pivot angle based on the detected field strength is also provided. The disclosure also relates to a transmitter, a receiver and an evaluation device, that are designed for this purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Michael Burkhart, Thomas Rösch, Georges Halsdorf
  • Publication number: 20190280117
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a semiconductor body having a field effect transistor device with an active region and an edge termination region that surrounds the active region on all sides. The active region includes a first serpentine trench in the semiconductor body, a first field plate in the first serpentine trench, a second serpentine trench in the semiconductor body, and a second field plate in the second serpentine trench. The first serpentine trench is separate and laterally spaced apart from the second serpentine trench.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Ashita Mirchandani, Thomas Feil, Maximilian Roesch, Britta Wutte
  • Publication number: 20190229198
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a trench extending into a first main surface of a semiconductor substrate, and a gate electrode and a gate dielectric in the trench. The gate dielectric separates the gate electrode from the semiconductor substrate. A first region having a first conductivity type is formed in the semiconductor substrate at the first surface adjacent the trench. A second region having a second conductivity type is formed in the semiconductor substrate below the first region adjacent the trench. A third region having the first conductivity type is formed in the semiconductor substrate below the second region adjacent the trench. A contact opening in the semiconductor substrate extends into the second region. An electrically insulative spacer is disposed on sidewalls of the semiconductor substrate formed by the contact opening, and an electrically conductive material in the contact opening adjoins the electrically insulative spacer on the sidewalls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Wei-Chun Huang, Martin Poelzl, Thomas Feil, Maximilian Roesch
  • Patent number: 10115284
    Abstract: An early alert system may comprise a data processing unit and a plurality of monitoring units distributed in a defined area. Each of the plurality of monitoring units is configured to detect physical information associated with a fluid. The data processing unit is configured to receive physical information associated with a fluid from a plurality of monitoring units that are distributed in a defined area; calculate a flow field associated with the fluid within the defined area based on the physical information associated with the fluid that is received from the plurality of monitoring units; predict future physical information associated with the fluid at a target coordinate in the defined area based on the flow field; and send a message associated with the predicted future physical information to a receiver upon receipt of a trigger signal associated with the predicted future physical information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Ronald Muetzel, Thomas Roesch
  • Publication number: 20180264934
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a fluid tank for storing fluid for use in a motor vehicle. The fluid tank may include a fluid tank shell that defines a chamber of the fluid tank; a heating device in the chamber of the fluid tank and configured to heat the fluid in the fluid tank; and a plastic jacket that encloses at least a portion of the heating device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas Rösch, Wilfried Moh
  • Publication number: 20180264936
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a liquid tank to accommodate liquid for use in a vehicle. The liquid tank may include a liquid tank shell including a concavity formed in the liquid tank shell that is accessible from an outer area of the liquid tank shell; and a heater disposed within the concavity and configured to heat the liquid tank shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas Rösch, Wilfried Moh
  • Patent number: 9871673
    Abstract: A telemetry network may be a communication network that comprises a plurality of telemetry devices. The plurality of telemetry devices may comprise a parent device and at least one child device. The parent device may be capable of sending data to and receiving data from an external network outside the communication network; and the child device may connect to the parent device and may be capable of sending data to and receiving data from the parent device and communicating with the external network via the parent device. Each telemetry device of the plurality of telemetry devices may provide an individual local network to end users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Ronald Muetzel, Thomas Roesch
  • Publication number: 20170136839
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a pivot angle detection device and a method for detecting a pivot angle between a vehicle and a trailer coupling device that is coupled to the vehicle. A transmitter is hereby provided, which is designed for producing an electromagnetic field, as well as a receiver which is designed to detect a field strength of the electromagnetic field, whereby the transmitter and receiver are arranged towards each other on the vehicle and trailer coupling device in such a way that a change of the pivot angle produces a dependent change in the field strength that is detected by the receiver. Additionally, an evaluation device for determining the pivot angle based on the detected field strength is also provided. The disclosure also relates to a transmitter, a receiver and an evaluation device, that are designed for this purpose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Michael Burkhart, Thomas Rösch, Georges Halsdorf
  • Publication number: 20170131713
    Abstract: The present disclosure, in one aspect, provides a method for monitoring a vehicle environment. The method may include determining environmental data of a vehicle with an environmental sensor system, transmitting the environmental data to a mobile unit, determining a local position of the mobile unit with respect to the vehicle, and selecting a subset of the environmental data based on the local position of the mobile unit and depicting the subset of the environmental data on the mobile unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Michael Burkhart, Thomas Rösch
  • Patent number: 9375983
    Abstract: An apparatus for displaying the state of the tire pressure for a vehicle tire of a truck trailer includes a lamp to optically display the tire pressure state. An arm is provided with the lamp arranged thereon. A mount fixes the arm to the truck trailer and the arm is made substantially of an elastomer material so as to cause the arm to be flexibly deformable when colliding with a foreign object. The arm reverts back to its initial configuration after such a collision as a result of its elastic material characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Joerg Lehmann, Bernd Lange, Thomas Roesch
  • Patent number: 9214073
    Abstract: A container alert system may include an actuator with a generator that creates electrical energy upon activation of the actuator. The system may utilize the electrical energy to transmit a signal to a receiver based on characteristics of the container, such as use of the container, volume of the material in the container, available capacity of the container, material being added to the container, and location of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Ronald Muetzel, Thomas Roesch