Patents by Inventor Wolf-Eckhart Fritsche

Wolf-Eckhart Fritsche 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: 5667658
    Abstract: A plate made of silicate glass (glass master) (3) is provided with a pressing surface (surface coat) carrying the sound recording in the form of raised contours formed from a photoresist (5) with a layer of primer (adhesion promotor) (4) to hold the photoresist layer (5) to the glass plate (3). A first metal layer (6) is deposited on the photoresist (5) from a sputter target which consists of a NiV alloy; and a protective layer (7) of nickel is electrolytically deposited on the first layer. The metal master (8) consisting of first layer (6) and protective layer (7) is pulled from the photoresist layer (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1997
    Assignee: Leybold Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Hermann Koop, Wolf-Eckhart Fritsche, Bernd Hensel
  • Patent number: 5069772
    Abstract: In a process for coating substrates by means of cathode sputtering, a magnetron cathode is used which has an annularly closed target 9. The sputter surface 9a of this target has an inner edge 9c and an outer edge 9d. The corresponding permanent magnets 7 has a first pole 7c which is disposed inside the inner edge and a second pole 7d disposed outside the outer edge. The characteristics of the poles geometrically resemble those of the target edges. This results in the generation of a circumferentially closed magnetic tunnel over the sputter surface. The flux lines thereof which are important to the enclosure of the plasma, are only slightly curved. In order to achieve a good material efficiency at high sputter rates and yet a high plasma density at the substrates, the spatial course of the magnetic flux lines is selectively distorted in such a way that the area of maximum target erosion, in absence of additional magnetic fields, is shifted to the vicinity of the outer edge 9d of the target 9.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1991
    Assignee: Leybold Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Wolf-Eckhart Fritsche, Michael Lubbehusen, Reiner Kukla, Siegfried BeiBwenger