Patents by Inventor Uwe Hermann

Uwe Hermann 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: 10549350
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing shaped articles composed of refractory metals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: H.C. STARCK HERMDORF GMBH
    Inventors: Henning Uhlenhut, Uwe Blumling, Klaus Andersson, Bernd Dobling, Michael Svec, Karl-Hermann Buchner
  • Patent number: 9926627
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, a substrate processing apparatus for processing a flexible substrate including a vacuum chamber configured for being evacuated and being configured for having a process gas provided therein, a processing module adapted to process the flexible substrate, wherein the processing module is provided within the vacuum chamber, and a discharging assembly configured to generate a flow of charged particles to discharge the flexible substrate is provided. The discharging assembly is configured to generate an electric field for ionizing a processing gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Uwe Hermanns, Neil Morrison, Tobias Stolley, Volker Hacker
  • Publication number: 20170312418
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a method for temporarily interrupting an extracorporeal treatment of blood of a patient by use of a blood treatment apparatus. The method comprises activating or controlling a control device provided and configured to bring the blood treatment apparatus into a state in which the blood treatment of the patient can be interrupted with the intention to continue the blood treatment. This disclosure further relates to a control device, a blood treatment apparatus, a digital storage means, a computer program product as well as a computer program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Uwe Hermann, Sabine Kipp, Christine Nachbaur-Sturm, Thomas Pusinelli, Martin Gruendken, Georg Verch
  • Patent number: 9758855
    Abstract: A method of controlling a reactive deposition process and a corresponding assembly and/or apparatus are described. The method includes providing power to a cathode with a power supply, providing a voltage set point to the power supply, receiving a power value correlating the power provided to the cathode, and controlling a flow of a process gas in dependence of the power value to provide a closed loop control for the power value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Deppisch, Franz-Josef Helle, Manfred Englert, Uwe Hermanns
  • Publication number: 20150152542
    Abstract: A method of controlling a reactive deposition process and a corresponding assembly and/or apparatus are described. The method includes providing power to a cathode with a power supply, providing a voltage set point to the power supply, receiving a power value correlating the power provided to the cathode, and controlling a flow of a process gas in dependence of the power value to provide a closed loop control for the power value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Applicant: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Deppisch, Franz-Josef Helle, Manfred Englert, Uwe Hermanns
  • Publication number: 20150079271
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, a substrate processing apparatus for processing a flexible substrate including a vacuum chamber configured for being evacuated and being configured for having a process gas provided therein, a processing module adapted to process the flexible substrate, wherein the processing module is provided within the vacuum chamber, and a discharging assembly configured to generate a flow of charged particles to discharge the flexible substrate is provided. The discharging assembly is configured to generate an electric field for ionizing a processing gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Uwe Hermanns, Neil Morrison, Tobias Stolley, Volker Hacker
  • Patent number: 8796933
    Abstract: Generating plasmas in pulsed power systems. In one aspect, a system includes a plasma chamber having one or more anodes and cathodes arranged for generating a plasma in the plasma chamber, two or more plasma power supplies each having a pulsed power output suitable for generating the plasma and coupled to respective of the one or more anodes and cathodes of the plasma chamber and a signal generator supplying the input signal coupled to the inputs of the plasma power supplies. The input signal is selected to trigger the pulsing, by the arc management circuitry, of the power output from the plasma power supplies. The plasma power supplies each include arc management circuitry and an input coupled to trigger, in response to an input signal, pulsing, by the arc management circuitry, of the power output from the plasma power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventor: Uwe Hermanns
  • Publication number: 20120146509
    Abstract: Generating plasmas in pulsed power systems. In one aspect, a system includes a plasma chamber having one or more anodes and cathodes arranged for generating a plasma in the plasma chamber, two or more plasma power supplies each having a pulsed power output suitable for generating the plasma and coupled to respective of the one or more anodes and cathodes of the plasma chamber and a signal generator supplying the input signal coupled to the inputs of the plasma power supplies. The input signal is selected to trigger the pulsing, by the arc management circuitry, of the power output from the plasma power supplies. The plasma power supplies each include arc management circuitry and an input coupled to trigger, in response to an input signal, pulsing, by the arc management circuitry, of the power output from the plasma power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventor: Uwe Hermanns
  • Publication number: 20100181187
    Abstract: A charged particle beam PVD device is provided, including a target of coating material inside of a casing, a vapor aperture provided in the casing, and a shielding device provided adjacent to the vapor aperture, the shielding device being on floating potential.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Joerg KREMPEL-HESSE, Juergen GRILLMAYER, Uwe HERMANNS
  • Publication number: 20090127125
    Abstract: A method for the purification of a semiconductor material, the method comprising the steps of: a) the oxidation at an anode, which is placed in an anodic electrolyte, of a solid semiconductor material to be purified by application of one or more ionic compounds; b) the reduction at a cathode, which is placed in a cathodic electrolyte, of one or more compounds obtained in step a), to a purified, solid semiconductor material where one or more ionic compounds are also formed; where the one or more ionic compounds that are formed in step b) are applied in step a) and the anode and cathode are mutually connected for electron transfer. The formed ionic compounds are purified externally. The present method can for example be applied for the purification of silicon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2007
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Applicant: GIRASOLAR B.V
    Inventor: Uwe Hermann Dobberstein
  • Publication number: 20040251620
    Abstract: Conveying an essentially sheet-shaped element, in particular, for conveying a sheet of printing medium in a printing machine. The sheet-shaped element is picked up by at least one rotating conveying component having at least one jaw-shaped receiver for introducing or inserting the leading edge of the sheet-shaped element at a pickup point located in the area of its leading edge and is carried along to a stacking point where it is stacked. The sheet-shaped element is bowed around a rotational radius or a radius of curvature, and is held by at least one retaining component located in the area of the jaw-shaped receiver, in particular, proactively, and by force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2004
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Inventor: Uwe Hermann Goldbeck
  • Patent number: 6698754
    Abstract: The invention relates to a delivery table (1) for flat material (2), in particular sheet paper, with a safeguard so that the material (2) does not slide on the delivery table (1). Exact and stable positioning of the flat material (2) is achieved in that the safeguard to prevent sliding of the flat material (2) is constructed as a surface (5) disposed in the back area (4) of the delivery table (1), exhibiting high friction vis-à-vis the flat material (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: NexPress Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Dieter Rolf Gritzuhn, Uwe Hermann Goldbeck
  • Patent number: 6592119
    Abstract: The invention concerns a stack height determination mechanism (25) for a stack (1) consisting of flat material (2) with at least one sensor (3) to determine stack height and a stack height control mechanism. Exact determination of the stack height, especially in order to exactly position the stack for the next delivery of material (2), is achieved in that a flat element (4) to determine the height of the stack (1) is brought into a bearing position (5) on the stack and that this bearing position (5) is determined by at least one sensor (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Assignee: NexPress Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Uwe Hermann Goldbeck, Dirk Dobrindt
  • Publication number: 20020011705
    Abstract: The invention relates to a delivery table (1) for flat material (2), in particular sheet paper, with a safeguard so that the material (2) does not slide on the delivery table (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2001
    Publication date: January 31, 2002
    Inventors: Dieter Rolf Gritzuhn, Uwe Hermann Goldbeck
  • Publication number: 20010054791
    Abstract: The invention concerns a stack height determination mechanism (25) for a stack (1) consisting of flat material (2), preferably sheet paper, with at least one sensor (3) to determine stack height and a stack height control mechanism with a stack height determination mechanism (25) of this kind.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2001
    Publication date: December 27, 2001
    Inventors: Uwe Hermann Goldbeck, Dirk Dobrindt
  • Patent number: 5384247
    Abstract: A process and a reagent for the determination of ions in fluids, wherein the influence of these ions on the activity of an enzyme is measured. The ions for example are sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, manganese, lithium, lead, zinc, copper, iron or other heavy metals or non-metallic ions comprising chloride, bicarbonate, protons, ammonium and substances that give rise to ammonium. The enzymes which are used may be a transferase, a hydrolase, an oxidoreductase or a lyase. An essential feature is a method to exclude interferences by ions by masking the interfering ions with a binding agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1995
    Assignees: Boehringer Mannheim, GmbH, The Flinders University of South Australia
    Inventors: Michael N. Berry, Michael-Harold Town, Georg-Burkhard Kresse, Uwe Hermann