Patents by Inventor Timo Mappes

Timo Mappes 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: 20190250430
    Abstract: A spectacle lens has, starting from the object-sided front surface of the spectacle lens to the opposite rear-side of the spectacle lens, at least a) one component A including at least one functional layer FA and/or an ultrathin glass, b) one component B including at least one polymer material and, c) one component C, including at least one functional layer F and/or an ultrathin glass. A method, in particular a 3D printing method, for producing the spectacle lens is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Timo Mappes, Gerhard Kelch, Thomas Glöge
  • Patent number: 10343332
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for producing an optical waveguide (20) more particularly for integrated photonic systems. This process comprises provision of polymerizable material; local polymerization of the polymerizable material to produce a multiplicity of polymerized structural elements (14); removal of the unpolymerized regions of the polymerizable material; and heating of the polymerized material more particularly above the glass transition temperature thereof in order to fuse the multiplicity of polymerized structural elements (14) together to form the optical waveguide (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Karlsruher Institut Fur Technologie
    Inventors: Timo Mappes, Sebastian Köber, Nicole Lindenmann, Christian Koos
  • Patent number: 10310385
    Abstract: An optical system for producing lithographic structures is disclosed. Also disclosed is a method for determining relative coordinates of a position of a writing field relative to a position of a preview field in such an optical system, and a method for producing lithographic structures using such an optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss AG
    Inventors: Philipp Huebner, Gerhard Krampert, Stefan Richter, Timo Mappes
  • Publication number: 20190146242
    Abstract: A method for producing a spectacle lens by additive manufacturing includes interspersing first volume elements and second volume elements. The first and second volume elements are arranged on the grid points of a geometric grid to form a first sub-grid and a second sub-grid, respectively. The first sub-grid forms the first part of the spectacle lens having a dioptric effect for vision for a first object distance and the second sub-grid forms the second part of the spectacle lens having a dioptric effect for vision for a second object distance, which differs from the first object distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Timo Mappes, Matthias Hornauer, Georg Michels, Thomas Glöge
  • Publication number: 20190086691
    Abstract: A method for demonstrating optical properties of a lens for spectacle glasses is disclosed in which a demonstration tool displays an optical property of the lens. The demonstration tool includes a light source and a light sensor receiving light from the light source. Placing a lens in the beam path between the light source and the light sensor changes the readout from the light sensor and the change in readout is converted into an optical property of the lens. An observer sees the optical property of the lens on a display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Christian Lappe, Patrick Schaupp, Timo Mappes
  • Publication number: 20180275528
    Abstract: An optical system for producing lithographic structures is disclosed. Also disclosed is a method for determining relative coordinates of a position of a writing field relative to a position of a preview field in such an optical system, and a method for producing lithographic structures using such an optical system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Philipp Huebner, Gerhard Krampert, Stefan Richter, Timo Mappes
  • Patent number: 9989862
    Abstract: An optical system for producing lithographic structures is disclosed. Also disclosed is a method for determining relative coordinates of a position of a writing field relative to a position of a preview field in such an optical system, and a method for producing lithographic structures using such an optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss AG
    Inventors: Philipp Huebner, Gerhard Krampert, Stefan Richter, Timo Mappes
  • Patent number: 9939660
    Abstract: A polarized ophthalmic lens has a polarization gradient with a primary light transmission gradient. The lens also includes a secondary light transmission gradient, the secondary light transmission gradient being complementary to the primary light transmission gradient such that the lens exhibits uniform light transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Vision International GmbH
    Inventors: Timo Mappes, Michael Pittolo, Ben Ryan
  • Publication number: 20170205715
    Abstract: An optical system for producing lithographic structures is disclosed. Also disclosed is a method for determining relative coordinates of a position of a writing field relative to a position of a preview field in such an optical system, and a method for producing lithographic structures using such an optical system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: Philipp Huebner, Gerhard Krampert, Stefan Richter, Timo Mappes
  • Publication number: 20170176775
    Abstract: A polarized ophthalmic lens has a polarization gradient with a primary light transmission gradient. The lens also includes a secondary light transmission gradient, the secondary light transmission gradient being complementary to the primary light transmission gradient such that the lens exhibits uniform light transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Timo Mappes, Michael Pittolo, Ben Ryan
  • Publication number: 20160046070
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for producing an optical waveguide (20) more particularly for integrated photonic systems. This process comprises provision of polymerizable material; local polymerization of the polymerizable material to produce a multiplicity of polymerized structural elements (14); removal of the unpolymerized regions of the polymerizable material; and heating of the polymerized material more particularly above the glass transition temperature thereof in order to fuse the multiplicity of polymerized structural elements (14) together to form the optical waveguide (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Applicant: Karlsruher Institut fur Technologie
    Inventors: Timo Mappes, Sebastian Köber, Nicole Lindenmann, Christian Koos
  • Patent number: 9176051
    Abstract: A micro-optical element includes a resonator substrate, at least one microresonator includes a rotationally symmetrical body mounted on the resonator substrate, and a light-reflecting element including a ring-shaped mirror that surrounds the rotationally symmetrical body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
    Inventors: Timo Mappes, Heinz Kalt, Tobias Grossmann, Torsten Beck, Tobias Wienhold, Marko Brammer
  • Publication number: 20140226160
    Abstract: A micro-optical element includes a resonator substrate, at least one microresonator includes a rotationally symmetrical body mounted on the resonator substrate, and a light-reflecting element including a ring-shaped mirror that surrounds the rotationally symmetrical body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
    Inventors: Timo Mappes, Heinz Kalt, Tobias Grossmann, Torsten Beck, Tobias Wienhold, Marko Brammer
  • Patent number: 8687278
    Abstract: An opto-mechanical switch produces different optical paths from two optical path sections out of a plurality of optical path sections that are oriented in different spatial directions. The switch has an optical component on which one end of each optical path section impinges, and which is adapted to be moved linearly in a direction of movement at right angles to the optical path sections between different switching positions, in which it selectively couples different optical path sections optically with each other. Further provided is a measuring system for the analysis of fluids, having such an opto-mechanical switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignees: Buerkert Werke GmbH, Karlsruher Institut fuer Technologie
    Inventors: Marko Brammer, Timo Mappes
  • Publication number: 20130205923
    Abstract: A module unit comprises fluid modules with at least one fluid conduit protruding through the module unit, which is formed of conduit portions merging into each other, which traverse the fluid modules and on side faces of the fluid modules open in fluidic interfaces. Two fluid modules each are releasably connected with each other on opposing side faces, whereby the fluidic interfaces are coupled with each other on opposing side faces. On opposing side faces at least one magnetic element each is provided laterally away from the associated conduits portion. The magnetic elements of opposing side faces are located opposing each other and magnetically attract each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: Marko Brammer, Timo Mappes, Christof Megnin
  • Patent number: 8358884
    Abstract: A microoptical component for coupling a laser light to microresonators includes at least two microresonators, each having a form of an axially symmetric body disposed on a pedestal, and at least one waveguide for the laser light. The at least two microresonators are disposed on a first substrate having first side walls. The at least one waveguide is disposed on a second substrate having second side walls. The first side walls and the second side walls are fixedly joined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Karlsruher Institut fuer Technologie
    Inventors: Tobias Grossmann, Mario Hauser, Torsten Beck, Heinz Kalt, Christoph Vannahme, Timo Mappes
  • Publication number: 20120237169
    Abstract: An optical waveguide coupling part has a receiving means for an optical fiber and a coupling formation and wherein the coupling formation is hermaphroditic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicants: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Buerkert Werke GmbH
    Inventors: Marko Brammer, Timo Mappes, Marius Siegfarth
  • Patent number: 8165430
    Abstract: An optical element includes a substrate having a passive waveguide and a laser waveguide disposed therein. The laser waveguide is in direct contact with the passive waveguide over a surface of contact so as to provide a butt coupling between the passive waveguide and the laser waveguide. A step extends between an upper edge of the passive waveguide and an upper edge of the laser waveguide. A covering is disposed on the passive waveguide so that the covering and the substrate together provide a cladding of lower refractive index around the passive waveguide and so that a hollow space is disposed between a lower edge of the covering and the upper edge of the laser waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH
    Inventors: Timo Mappes, Christoph Vannahme, Mauno Schelb
  • Publication number: 20110273703
    Abstract: An opto-mechanical switch produces different optical paths from two optical path sections out of a plurality of optical path sections that are oriented in different spatial directions. The switch has an optical component on which one end of each optical path section impinges, and which is adapted to be moved linearly in a direction of movement at right angles to the optical path sections between different switching positions, in which it selectively couples different optical path sections optically with each other. Further provided is a measuring system for the analysis of fluids, having such an opto-mechanical switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventors: Marko Brammer, Timo Mappes
  • Publication number: 20110044581
    Abstract: A microoptical component for coupling a laser light to microresonators includes at least two microresonators, each having a form of an axially symmetric body disposed on a pedestal, and at least one waveguide for the laser light. The at least two microresonators are disposed on a first substrate having first side walls. The at least one waveguide is disposed on a second substrate having second side walls. The first side walls and the second side walls are fixedly joined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
    Inventors: Tobias Grossman, Mario Hauser, Torsten Beck, Heinz Kalt, Christoph Vannahme, Timo Mappes