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US2021005534A1
SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH THROUGH-SUBSTRATE VIA AND ITS METHOD OF MANUFACTURE
Publication/Patent Number: US2021005534A1 Publication Date: 2021-01-07 Application Number: 16/968,815 Filing Date: 2019-02-15 Inventor: Sidorov, Victor   Jessenig, Stefan   Parteder, Georg   Assignee: ams AG   IPC: H01L23/48 Abstract: A dielectric layer is arranged on a main surface of a semiconductor substrate, a metal layer providing a contact area is embedded in the dielectric layer, a top metal is arranged on an opposite main surface of the substrate, and an electrically conductive interconnection through the substrate, which comprises a plurality of metallizations arranged in a plurality of via holes, connects the contact area with the top metal. The plurality of metallizations is surrounded by an insulating layer penetrating the substrate.
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EP2846458B1
Motor position sensor device
Publication/Patent Number: EP2846458B1 Publication Date: 2021-03-24 Application Number: 13183765.0 Filing Date: 2013-09-10 Inventor: Einspieler, Roland   Stockreiter, Christian   Assignee: ams AG   IPC: H02P29/024
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US2021075421A1
HIGH-VOLTAGE OUTPUT DRIVER FOR A SENSOR DEVICE WITH REVERSE CURRENT BLOCKING
Publication/Patent Number: US2021075421A1 Publication Date: 2021-03-11 Application Number: 16/642,265 Filing Date: 2018-07-12 Inventor: Leonardo, Vincenzo   Stefanucci, Camillo   Assignee: ams AG   IPC: H03K19/003 Abstract: A high-voltage output driver (1) for a sensor device (100) with reverse current blocking comprises a supply node (SN) to apply a supply voltage (VHV) and an output node (OP) to provide an output signal (OS) of the high-voltage output driver (1). The high-voltage output driver (1) comprises a driver transistor (MP0) being disposed between the supply node (SN) and the output node (OP). The high-voltage output driver (1) further comprises a bulk control circuit (20) to apply a bulk control voltage (Vwell) to a bulk node (BMP0) of the driver transistor (MP0), and a gate control circuit (30) to apply a gate control voltage (GCV) to thegate node (GMP0) of the driver transistor (MP0).
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US2021055177A1
Pressure Sensor Module
Publication/Patent Number: US2021055177A1 Publication Date: 2021-02-25 Application Number: 16/316,079 Filing Date: 2017-07-19 Inventor: Daamen, Roel   Vijayakumar, Kailash   Bouman, Hendrik   Pijnenburg, Remco Henricus Wilhelmus   Van, Lippen Twan   Assignee: ams AG   IPC: G01L9/00 Abstract: A pressure sensor module comprises a base electrode surrounding at least a part of a bottom electrode, and an anchor arrangement on top of the base electrode comprising at least two electrically conductive walls that both surround at least a part of the bottom electrode. The pressure sensor module further comprises an electrically conductive layer that covers at least the bottom electrode and the anchor arrangement such that a cavity is formed between the bottom electrode, the anchor arrangement and the electrically conductive layer. The proportionate area of the electrically conductive walls in a cross section extending from the surface of the inner wall of the anchor arrangement facing the cavity to the surface of the outermost wall of the anchor arrangement facing away from the cavity in a plane parallel to the plane of the bottom electrode is equal to or less than 10%.
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EP2793424B1
Host communication circuit, communication system and communication method
Publication/Patent Number: EP2793424B1 Publication Date: 2021-01-27 Application Number: 13164549.1 Filing Date: 2013-04-19 Inventor: Theiler, Helmut   Costa, Alexander   Assignee: ams AG   IPC: H04L5/14
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EP3258493B1
SYSTEM-ON-CHIP CAMERA WITH INTEGRATED LIGHT SENSOR(S) AND METHOD OF PRODUCING A SYSTEM-ON-CHIP CAMERA
Publication/Patent Number: EP3258493B1 Publication Date: 2021-01-27 Application Number: 16174805.8 Filing Date: 2016-06-16 Inventor: Schrems, Martin   Stockmeier, Thomas   Assignee: ams AG   IPC: H01L27/146
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EP3406194B1
CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT FOR AN OPTICAL MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPTICAL MONITORING
Publication/Patent Number: EP3406194B1 Publication Date: 2021-02-24 Application Number: 17172553.4 Filing Date: 2017-05-23 Inventor: Trattler, Peter   Waser, Karl   Lenhard, Herbert   Assignee: ams AG   IPC: A61B5/1455
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US2021040943A1
PUMPING STRUCTURE, PARTICLE DETECTOR AND METHOD FOR PUMPING
Publication/Patent Number: US2021040943A1 Publication Date: 2021-02-11 Application Number: 16/967,828 Filing Date: 2019-02-01 Inventor: Coppeta, Raffaele   Brivio, Jacopo   Pires, Singulani Anderson   Vescoli, Verena   Assignee: ams AG   IPC: F04B43/04 Abstract: A pumping structure comprises at least two membranes, at least two actuation chambers, one evaluation chamber comprising an opening to the outside of the pumping structure, and at least three electrodes. Each membrane is arranged between two electrodes in a vertical direction which is perpendicular to the main plane of extension of the pumping structure, each actuation chamber is arranged between one of the membranes and one of the electrodes in vertical direction, and each actuation chamber is connected to the evaluation chamber via a channel. Furthermore, a particle detector and a method for pumping are provided.
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EP3255456B1
OPTICAL SENSOR ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING AN OPTICAL SENSOR ARRANGEMENT
Publication/Patent Number: EP3255456B1 Publication Date: 2021-01-06 Application Number: 16173353.0 Filing Date: 2016-06-07 Inventor: Etschmaier, Harald   Minixhofer, Rainer   Röhrer, Georg   Assignee: ams AG   IPC: G01S17/10
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EP3562019B1
INVERTER CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT
Publication/Patent Number: EP3562019B1 Publication Date: 2021-03-03 Application Number: 18169480.3 Filing Date: 2018-04-26 Inventor: Gavillero, Juan Miguel   Assignee: ams AG   IPC: H02M3/337
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US10925497B2
Circuit arrangement for an optical monitoring system and method for optical monitoring
Publication/Patent Number: US10925497B2 Publication Date: 2021-02-23 Application Number: 15/752,238 Filing Date: 2016-08-17 Inventor: Trattler, Peter   Pauritsch, Manfred   Lenhard, Herbert   Assignee: ams AG   IPC: A61B5/024 Abstract: A circuit arrangement for an optical monitoring system comprises a driver circuit configured to generate at least one driving signal for driving a light source and a detector terminal for receiving a detector current. The circuit arrangement further comprises a current source configured and arranged to generate at the detector terminal a reduction current. The reduction current has an amplitude which is given by a base value whenever none of the least one driving signal assumes a value suitable for activating the light source and by a sum of the base value and a reduction value otherwise. The circuit arrangement also comprises a processing unit configured to generate an output signal depending on a combination of the detector current and the reduction current.
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EP3493097B1
METHOD FOR SUPPLYING ENERGY WIRELESSLY BY MEANS OF RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION, RFID, AND RFID SYSTEM
Publication/Patent Number: EP3493097B1 Publication Date: 2021-03-24 Application Number: 17204337.4 Filing Date: 2017-11-29 Inventor: Manzi, Giuliano   Assignee: ams AG   IPC: G06K7/00
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US2021056896A1
METHOD FOR SENSING LIGHT
Publication/Patent Number: US2021056896A1 Publication Date: 2021-02-25 Application Number: 16/964,792 Filing Date: 2019-01-31 Inventor: Greimel-lÄngauer, Bernhard   Lechner, Joachim   Kriebernegg, Josef   Assignee: ams AG   IPC: G09G3/3208 Abstract: A method is proposed for sensing light being incident on an electronic device. The electronic device comprises a display and a light sensor arrangement which is mounted behind the display such as to receive incident light through the display. The method comprises the step of repeatedly switching the display on and off depending on a modulation signal, wherein a sub-frame is defined by an on-state and a consecutive off-state of the display. The modulation signal depends on at least one modulation parameter. In a first sub-frame a display brightness is set to a first level depending on a first value of the at least one modulation parameter. Then a first frame count is determined by integrating the incident light by means of the light sensor arrangement during the first sub-frame. In a second sub-frame the display brightness is set to a second level depending on a second value of the at least one modulation parameter. Then a second frame count is generated by integrating the incident light by means of the light sensor arrangement during the second frame. Finally, an ambient light level is determined depending on the first frame count and the second frame count.
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EP2802009B1
Integrated imaging device for infrared radiation and method of production
Publication/Patent Number: EP2802009B1 Publication Date: 2021-03-24 Application Number: 13167095.2 Filing Date: 2013-05-08 Inventor: Enichlmair, Hubert   Minixhofer, Rainer   Schrems, Martin   Assignee: ams AG   IPC: H01L27/146
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US2021003704A1
SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR TIME-OF-FLIGHT AND PROXIMITY MEASUREMENTS
Publication/Patent Number: US2021003704A1 Publication Date: 2021-01-07 Application Number: 16/767,888 Filing Date: 2018-12-03 Inventor: MÜnzer, Martin   Assignee: ams AG   IPC: G01S17/10 Abstract: An emitter of electromagnetic radiation is configured for modes of operation providing fields of illumination of different widths, and a photodetector is configured for time-of-flight and proximity measurements by detecting electromagnetic radiation that is emitted by the emitter and reflected to the photodetector. The emitter is operated by a driver, which is configured for an alternation between the modes of operation. A time-of-flight measurement is performed when the field of illumination is narrow, and a proximity or ambient light measurement is performed when the field of illumination is wide.
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US10944251B2
Protective circuit and method for protecting a circuit
Publication/Patent Number: US10944251B2 Publication Date: 2021-03-09 Application Number: 16/511,440 Filing Date: 2019-07-15 Inventor: Reinprecht, Wolfgang   Stockreiter, Christian   Weiss, Bernhard   Assignee: ams AG   IPC: H02H1/00 Abstract: A protective circuit (10) comprises a terminal (11), a reference potential terminal (12) and a protective structure (13) that is arranged between the terminal (11) and the reference potential terminal (12), and is designed to be conductive in the event of an electrostatic discharge. The protective circuit (10) furthermore comprises a voltage supply circuit (14) that is coupled to a control input (16) of the protective structure (13) with its output side and is designed for delivering, in the event of radiofrequency interference, a control signal (ST) to the control input (16) with such a high voltage value that conduction of the protective structure (13) is prevented.
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EP3570422B1
CHARGE PUMP CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT
Publication/Patent Number: EP3570422B1 Publication Date: 2021-01-13 Application Number: 18172965.8 Filing Date: 2018-05-17 Inventor: Lilic, Nenad   Kappel, Robert   Röhrer, Georg   Assignee: ams AG   IPC: H02M3/07
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EP2889901B1
Semiconductor device with through-substrate via and corresponding method
Publication/Patent Number: EP2889901B1 Publication Date: 2021-02-03 Application Number: 13199683.7 Filing Date: 2013-12-27 Inventor: Schrank, Franz   Carniello, Sara   Enichlmair, Hubert   Kraft, Jochen   Löffler, Bernhard   Holzhaider, Rainer   Assignee: ams AG   IPC: H01L21/768
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US2021020511A1
METHOD OF FORMING A THROUGH-SUBSTRATE VIA AND A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE COMPRISING A THROUGH-SUBSTRATE VIA
Publication/Patent Number: US2021020511A1 Publication Date: 2021-01-21 Application Number: 16/980,197 Filing Date: 2019-04-03 Inventor: Kraft, Jochen   Parteder, Georg   Jessenig, Stefan   Schrank, Franz   Siegert, Jörg   Assignee: ams AG   IPC: H01L21/768 Abstract: A substrate is provided with a dielectric, a metal layer embedded in the dielectric, and a metallic layer arranged on the metal layer between the substrate and the metal layer. A via hole is formed in the substrate and in a region of the dielectric that is between the substrate and the metal layer. An insulation layer is applied in the via hole and removed from above a contact area of the metal layer, and the metallic layer is completely removed from the contact area. A metallization is applied in the via hole on the contact area.
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EP3239788B1
METHOD OF OPERATING A TIME-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER AND TIME-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER CIRCUIT
Publication/Patent Number: EP3239788B1 Publication Date: 2021-02-24 Application Number: 16166908.0 Filing Date: 2016-04-25 Inventor: Drader, Marc   Assignee: ams AG   IPC: G04F10/00
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