Patents by Inventor Thomas Wichmann

Thomas Wichmann 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: 20210127088
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for bundling two data channels via a point-to-point connection, is described herein. Sequences of data from a first data channel are transmitted via a first line and sequences of data from a second data channel are transmitted via a second line to a multiplexing apparatus. A data gap having a predefined size is arranged between two sequences of first data in each case. The data from the second data channel are transmitted to a buffer and, if the buffer has been filled with second data having a predefined size, are inserted into the data from the first data channel. A third data channel is formed at the output of the multiplexing apparatus using these first data and second data and is transmitted to a third line. The third data channel therefore has a bundling of sequences of first data and sequences of second data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: Conti Temic microelectronic GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Brandhuber, Karsten Breuer, Thomas Wichmann, Manfred Gantner, Manuel Walter
  • Patent number: 9218950
    Abstract: A ceramic discharge vessel for discharge lamps is provided, with a central main part which extends between the tips of two electrodes and which is essentially tubular and with two ends for fixing and sealing an electrode system, wherein the ceramic discharge vessel has a longitudinal axis and wherein the main part consists of two halves which are connected in the middle of the main part wherein the two halves are frustoconically shaped with a draft angle p of 0.5°?p?7.0°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: OSRAM GMBH
    Inventors: Chad Coughlin, Thomas Wichmann
  • Publication number: 20140232261
    Abstract: A ceramic discharge vessel for discharge lamps is provided, with a central main part which extends between the tips of two electrodes and which is essentially tubular and with two ends for fixing and sealing an electrode system, wherein the ceramic discharge vessel has a longitudinal axis and wherein the main part consists of two halves which are connected in the middle of the main part wherein the two halves are frustoconically shaped with a draft angle p of 0.5°?p?7.0°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: OSRAM GMBH
    Inventors: Chad Coughlin, Thomas Wichmann
  • Publication number: 20140028183
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a high-pressure discharge lamp. The high-pressure discharge lamp may include a discharge vessel; and an electrode, which is secured in one end of the discharge vessel, the electrode having a stem designed as an elongated pin-shaped body, the electrode being part of an electrode system that also comprises a lead-through, with the aid of which the end of the discharge vessel is sealed in a gas-tight manner; wherein at least the stem includes an electrically conductive ceramic boride of a metal that comprises at least lanthanum, cerium, yttrium or ytterbium, alone or in combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas Hartmann, Matthias Lenz, Thomas Wichmann
  • Patent number: 6486501
    Abstract: The invention relates to a component having a rectifying function, fulfilled by means of charge transfer by ions. To this end, the component is composed of multiple layers which have, successively, an asymmetric energy level course, and an electric field applied to these multiple layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Assignee: Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus W. Kehr, Kiaresch Mussawisade, Thomas Wichmann, Ulrich Poppe
  • Patent number: 6176882
    Abstract: The invention relates to an intervertebrae implant comprising two side walls (1, 2) arranged at a distance to each other, a front wall (3) connecting the same at their one end, a back wall (4) connecting the same at their opposite other end, and one opening each on the base and cover part extending at right angles to the afore-mentioned walls. The invention also comprises at least one element (60, 61) provided for in the space (5) enclosed by the above walls, which element has a surface pointing towards the base or cover part and can be moved back and forth between a first final position in which said surface projects at least partly outwards beyond the base or cover part and a second final position in which the surface does not project beyond the base or cover part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2001
    Assignee: Biedermann Motech GmbH
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Thomas Wichmann, J{umlaut over (u)}rgen Harms