Patents by Inventor Thomas Rupp

Thomas Rupp 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: 20200098868
    Abstract: An embodiment of a semiconductor device includes a trench gate structure extending from a first surface into a silicon carbide semiconductor body along a vertical direction. A body region of a first conductivity type adjoins a sidewall of the trench gate structure and includes a first body sub-region adjoining the sidewall and a second body sub-region adjoining the sidewall. At least one profile of dopants of the first conductivity type along the vertical direction includes a first doping peak in the first body sub-region and a second doping peak in the second body sub-region. A doping concentration of the first doping peak is larger than a doping concentration of the second doping peak.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Reinhard Ploss, Thomas Aichinger, Roland Rupp, Hans-Joachim Schulze
  • Publication number: 20200013723
    Abstract: A silicon carbide device includes a silicon carbide substrate, a contact layer including nickel, silicon and aluminum, a barrier layer structure including titanium and tungsten, and a metallization layer including copper. The contact layer is located on the silicon carbide substrate. The contact layer is located between the silicon carbide substrate and at least a part of the barrier layer structure. The barrier layer structure is located between the silicon carbide substrate and the metallization layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Edward Fuergut, Ravi Keshav Joshi, Ralf Siemieniec, Thomas Basler, Martin Gruber, Jochen Hilsenbeck, Dethard Peters, Roland Rupp, Wolfgang Scholz
  • Publication number: 20190355335
    Abstract: An arrangement for the conversion of at least one detected force from the movement of a sensing unit into an auditory signal. The arrangement includes at least one sensor for generating a force signal from the at least one detected force. A processing unit is configured for converting the force signal into a digital auditory signal. An output unit for converting the digital auditory signal into an auditory signal is further included wherein the digital auditory signal includes in formation of acceleration, strength and duration of a single detected force. The present method is used for converting at least one detected force affecting an object into auditory signal, as well as the use of an arrangement according to the present invention for various entertainment and/or therapeutic purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: MIOTIC AG
    Inventors: Roger NAUER, Thomas RUPP, Rolf HELLAT, Markus SCHAUB
  • Patent number: 10475909
    Abstract: An electric assembly includes a bipolar switching device and a transistor circuit. The transistor circuit is electrically connected in parallel with the bipolar switching device and includes a normally-on wide bandgap transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies, AG
    Inventors: Thomas Basler, Roman Baburske, Daniel Domes, Johannes Georg Laven, Roland Rupp
  • Patent number: 10429220
    Abstract: A magneto-inductive flow measuring device comprising a measuring tube on which a magnet system and two or more measuring electrodes are arranged and/or secured. The measuring tube has in- and outlet regions with a first cross section and the measuring tube has between the in- and outlet regions a middle segment, which has a second cross section. The measuring electrodes are arranged in the middle segment of the measuring tube and the middle segment at least in the region of the measuring electrodes is surrounded by a tube holder, which guards against cross-sectional deformation of the second cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: ENDRESS + HAUSER FLOWTEC AG
    Inventors: Stefan Rupp, Thomas Sulzer, Wolfgang Brobeil, Oliver Popp
  • Patent number: 10347490
    Abstract: Production of an integrated circuit including an electrical contact on SiC is disclosed. One embodiment provides for production of an electrical contact on an SiC substrate, in which a conductive contact is produced on a boundary surface of the SiC substrate by irradiation and absorption of a laser pulse on an SiC substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies Austria AG
    Inventors: Roland Rupp, Thomas Gutt, Michael Treu
  • Publication number: 20190060707
    Abstract: A device for acclimatising at altitude comprising a breathing mask defining a confined air space when it is placed on the face of a user. The mask comprising a suction valve to let the surrounding air enter inside the confined space when breathing in; an expiration valve to let air exit with a determined resistance, so as to create an overpressurisation of air in the confined space, when breathing out; and a sensor to establish information about the pressure of the confined space behind. The acclimatisation device in addition comprises a unit for processing the pressure information configured to establish a breathing characteristic of the user and compare it to at least one target value, in view of recommending to them an adjustment of the breathing mode thereof. A method for functioning this device is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Samuel VERGES, Bernard WUYAM, Thomas RUPP
  • Publication number: 20180374919
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method of fabricating a superjunction semiconductor device includes implanting first ions into a first region of a first epitaxial layer using a first implanting apparatus and nominal implant conditions to produce a first region in the first epitaxial layer comprising the first ions and a first implant characteristic and implanting second ions into a second region of the first epitaxial layer, the second region being laterally spaced apart from the first region, using second nominal implanting conditions estimated to produce a second region in the first epitaxial layer having the second ions and a second implant characteristic that lies within an acceptable maximum difference of the first implant characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Armin Tilke, Hans Weber, Christian Fachmann, Roman Knoefler, Gabor Mezoesi, Manfred Pippan, Thomas Rupp, Michael Treu, Armin Willmeroth
  • Patent number: 10118589
    Abstract: The invention relates to a belt retractor for a safety belt, having: a belt reel (100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600) for winding up the safety belt; a locking base (120, 220, 320, 420, 520, 620) which during normal operation is conjointly rotated with the belt reel and the rotary motion of which upon abrupt belt extraction is locked by means of a locking mechanism; and a belt force limiting installation which upon locking of the locking base permits relative rotation between the belt reel and the locking base. It is provided according to the invention that the belt retractor has a deactivation installation which after a predefined maximum relative rotary angle between the locking base and the belt reel blocks the relative rotation which is permitted between the belt reel and the locking base by the belt force limiting installation and, on account thereof, deactivates the belt force limiting installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: JOYSON SAFETY SYSTEMS GERMANY GMBH
    Inventors: Hermann Hasse, Robert Fleischmann, Joachim Nuesseler, Peter Baumgartner, Thomas Schwer, Armin Toth, Dirk Buchlaub, Jochen Lang, Thomas Rupp
  • Patent number: 9725054
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for monitoring a component (12), in particular a battery, of a motor vehicle having a first control unit (14) for monitoring the component (12) and a second control unit (16) for monitoring the component (12), wherein the second control unit (16) is arranged at a distance from the first control unit (14) and communicates with the first control unit (14), wherein the second control unit (16) is connected to the component (12) via a line (20), in particular a hardware line, comprising the steps of transmitting operating data to the first control unit (14) by means of the second control unit (16), checking the operating data in the first control unit (14), transmitting data from the first control unit (14) to the second control unit (16), switching off the component (12) by means of the second control unit (16) if interference is detected by means of the first control unit (14) and/or the second control unit (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Rupp, Stefan Cermak, Jens Werneth
  • Publication number: 20160311397
    Abstract: The invention relates to a belt retractor for a safety belt, having: a belt reel (100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600) for winding up the safety belt; a locking base (120, 220, 320, 420, 520, 620) which during normal operation is conjointly rotated with the belt reel and the rotary motion of which upon abrupt belt extraction is locked by means of a locking mechanism; and a belt force limiting installation which upon locking of the locking base permits relative rotation between the belt reel and the locking base. It is provided according to the invention that the belt retractor has a deactivation installation which after a predefined maximum relative rotary angle between the locking base and the belt reel blocks the relative rotation which is permitted between the belt reel and the locking base by the belt force limiting installation and, on account thereof, deactivates the belt force limiting installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Applicant: TAKATA AG
    Inventors: Hermann HASSE, Robert FLEISCHMANN, Joachim NUESSELER, Peter BAUMGARTNER, Thomas SCHWER, Armin TOTH, Dirk BUCHLAUB, Jochen LANG, Thomas RUPP
  • Patent number: 9393643
    Abstract: An optical element for installation in a laser processing machine has a surface that is optically unused and/or not subject to a laser beam during operation of the laser processing machine when the optical element is installed in the laser processing machine, and a transponder disposed in a region on or near the surface and containing readable information relating to the optical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Juergen-Michael Weick, Thomas Rupp, Dominik Vees
  • Publication number: 20160193973
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for monitoring a component (12), in particular a battery, of a motor vehicle having a first control unit (14) for monitoring the component (12) and a second control unit (16) for monitoring the component (12), wherein the second control unit (16) is arranged at a distance from the first control unit (14) and communicates with the first control unit (14), wherein the second control unit (16) is connected to the component (12) via a line (20), in particular a hardware line, comprising the steps of transmitting operating data to the first control unit (14) by means of the second control unit (16), checking the operating data in the first control unit (14), transmitting data from the first control unit (14) to the second control unit (16), switching off the component (12) by means of the second control unit (16) if interference is detected by means of the first control unit (14) and/or the second control unit (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas Rupp, Stefan Cermak, Jens Werneth
  • Patent number: 9329368
    Abstract: A beam shaping unit for focusing a divergent laser beam includes a first optical element to receive the laser beam, a second optical element to receive the beam from the first optical element, an optical focusing unit to receive the beam from the second optical element, a first focal point adjustment device coupled to the first optical element, the first focal point adjustment device being configured to adjust the beam focal point diameter by manipulating the first optical element, and a second focal point adjustment device coupled to the second optical element, the second focal point adjustment device being configured to adjust, in the beam propagation direction, the beam focal position by manipulating the second optical element, and in which the beam shaping unit is configured to image the beam from the first optical element through an intermediate focal point onto the second optical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Rupp, Jens Braun, Dominik Vees, Juergen-Michael Weick, Dieter Burger
  • Publication number: 20140307312
    Abstract: A beam shaping unit for focusing a divergent laser beam includes a first optical element to receive the laser beam, a second optical element to receive the beam from the first optical element, an optical focusing unit to receive the beam from the second optical element, a first focal point adjustment device coupled to the first optical element, the first focal point adjustment device being configured to adjust the beam focal point diameter by manipulating the first optical element, and a second focal point adjustment device coupled to the second optical element, the second focal point adjustment device being configured to adjust, in the beam propagation direction, the beam focal position by manipulating the second optical element, and in which the beam shaping unit is configured to image the beam from the first optical element through an intermediate focal point onto the second optical element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas Rupp, Jens Braun, Dominik Vees, Juergen-Michael Weick, Dieter Burger
  • Patent number: 8804238
    Abstract: A beam shaping unit for focusing a divergent laser beam includes a first optical element to receive the laser beam, a second optical element to receive the beam from the first optical element, an optical focusing unit to receive the beam from the second optical element, a first focal point adjustment device coupled to the first optical element, the first focal point adjustment device being configured to adjust the beam focal point diameter by manipulating the first optical element, and a second focal point adjustment device coupled to the second optical element, the second focal point adjustment device being configured to adjust, in the beam propagation direction, the beam focal position by manipulating the second optical element, and in which the beam shaping unit is configured to image the beam from the first optical element through an intermediate focal point onto the second optical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Rupp, Jens Braun, Dominik Vees, Juergen-Michael Weick, Dieter Burger
  • Publication number: 20140183175
    Abstract: An optical element for installation in a laser processing machine has a surface that is optically unused and/or not subject to a laser beam during operation of the laser processing machine when the optical element is installed in the laser processing machine, and a transponder disposed in a region on or near the surface and containing readable information relating to the optical element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Juergen-Michael Weick, Thomas Rupp, Dominik Vees
  • Publication number: 20110311631
    Abstract: The invention relates to a controlled release pharmaceutical composition, comprising a core, comprising a pharmaceutical active ingredient, whereby the core is coated by an ethanol resistance conferring coating layer which has the effect of conferring the release profile of the pharmaceutical active ingredient to be resistant against the influence of ethanol. The coating layer comprises a polymeric portion consisting of a water-insoluble neutral vinyl polymer or vinyl copolymer and an amino methacrylate copolymer and an excipients portion consisting of a lubricant, an emulsifier, a plasticizer and optionally a cellulosic compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: EVONIK RÖHM GMBH
    Inventors: Hans Baer, Thomas Fuerst, Thomas Rupp, Gerhard Renner, Michael Gottschalk
  • Patent number: 7831396
    Abstract: A method and a device are for predicting a life expectancy of a product, which includes at least two components. The life expectancy is ascertained as a function of an assumed field loading of the product. The components of the product are acted upon by different loadings and are operated, in each instance, at the different loadings until they fail. An end-of-life curve of the component is recorded on the basis of the load-dependent failure times of a component. An EOL curve of the product is ascertained such that at the different loadings, it includes the EOL curve of the components which has, in each instance, the shortest failure time at the corresponding loading. The anticipated service life of the product is determined as a functional value of the EOL curve of the product as a function of the predefined loading of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Voigtlaender, Johannes Duerr, Rolf Becker, Reinhold Muench, Ivica Durdevic, Uwe Wostradowski, Christopher Hahn, Joerg Breibach, Philippe Jaeckle, Hendrik Ehrhardt, Thomas Rupp, Antoine Chabaud
  • Publication number: 20090119029
    Abstract: A method and a device are for predicting a life expectancy of a product, which includes at least two components. The life expectancy is ascertained as a function of an assumed field loading of the product. The components of the product are acted upon by different loadings and are operated, in each instance, at the different loadings until they fail. An end-of-life curve of the component is recorded on the basis of the load-dependent failure times of a component. An EOL curve of the product is ascertained such that at the different loadings, it includes the EOL curve of the components which has, in each instance, the shortest failure time at the corresponding loading. The anticipated service life of the product is determined as a functional value of the EOL curve of the product as a function of the predefined loading of the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2005
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Klaus Voigtlaender, Johannes Duerr, Rolf Becker, Reinhold Muench, Ivica Durdevic, Uwe Wostradowski, Christopher Hahn, Joerg Breibach, Philippe Jaeckle, Hendrik Ehrhardt, Thomas Rupp, Antoine Chabaud