Technology offers and latest inventions of the TLB GmbH
Here you will find the latest technology offers from 30 scientific institutions in Baden-Württemberg and other research institutions that are already protected by intellectual property rights. All technologies and innovations can be searched according to the different technology areas.
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New calculation method for simplified and automated determination of the properties of one or two porous etched silicon layers positioned on top of each other (e.g. for the production of silicon wafers by epitaxy)Read moreReference ID : 20/087TLB
The innovative method simplifies and automates the determination of porosity, roughness and thickness of porous silicon films with single or double layers by using measured reflectance spectra in the visible spectral range.
- Read moreReference ID : 20/031TLB
The invention relates to a device and a method for determining the field of depth of an optical setup, in particular anoptical microscopes, by means of a glass cube in which a calibration or measurement pattern has been engraved.
- Read moreReference ID : 21/056TLB
With the innovative filter element for headphones, the wearer can distinguish whether an external sound source approaches from the front or back and in general allows to localize sounds in the vertical plane. This innovation may prevent dangerous situations for traffic, for example if a vehicle is approaching in the back of the wearer. Any sound source, i.e. auditory object in the environment of the wearer can be precisely localized, especially auditory objects in the ´blind spot´ of the wearer.
- Read moreReference ID : 18/005TLB
Process for controlling sulfur, chlorine and alkali cycles in cement clinker production plants
- Read moreReference ID : 20/001TLB
In order to prevent falls, the wearers of smart glasses or AR glasses are shown optical indicators at the edge of the field of vision in the form of, for example, squares or dot patterns.
- Read moreReference ID : 20/014TLB
The innovative piezoelectric inchworm linear motor can be easily miniaturized with a high degree of efficiency and large actuating force and is therefore particularly suitable for use in medical engineering (e.g. as distractor device in orthopedics, orthodontics or cranio-maxillofacial surgeries).
- Read moreReference ID : 13/049TLB
Integrins are attractive markers and targets for various diseases. The fluorescence assay of the invention can be used to identify regulators of integrins and determine their influence on integrin expression and localization.
- Read moreReference ID : 18/047TLB
Novel circulatory pump (VAD / Ventricular Assisted Device) for long-term therapy of cardiac insufficiency, characterized by small overall dimensions and low energy consumption, optimized flow characteristics and less mechanical damage to blood components in addition. In principle, it can be used on various anatomical structures such as the aorta and pulmonary artery, as well as on the heart, of course.
- Read moreReference ID : 13/017TLB
Cell-friendly universal tool for transfection of numerous types of molecules into all common cells and cell lines. High throughput due to automatable sample preparation, simple storage conditions and user-friendly sample preparation.Cell-friendly universal tool for transfection of numerous types of molecules into all common cells and cell lines. High throughput due to automatable sample preparation, simple storage conditions and user-friendly sample preparation.
- Read moreReference ID : 19/038TLB
Coreless winding for the production of complex three-dimensional support structures
- Read moreReference ID : 21/024TLB
Biodegradable, surface-active surfactants for compatibilizing more than two phases
- Read moreReference ID : 20/020TLB
Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have developed novel sensor arrays ("electronic noses") that are able to detect and distinguish enantiomers of different volatile organic compounds (VOC)...
- Read moreReference ID : 18/112TLB
The present invention relates to an innovative method and the respective equipment for the additive manufacturing of plastic components with a significantly increased print speed compared to commercial 3D printers and 3D printing techniques.
- Read moreReference ID : 20/010TLB
Vegetarian and vegan foods are increasingly in demand, but at the same time many people like the typical savory taste of meat and sausage products. A simple, cost-effective biotechnological method has now been developed which allows savory meat flavors to be produced by fermenting spices using basidiomycete mycelium (edible mushroom, GRAS status) for flavoring vegetarian and vegan foods in particular.
- Read moreReference ID : 18/032TLB & 18/072TLB
The integration of actuators allows the structural cross-section of load-bearing elements to be significantly reduced without sacrificing vibration resistance. The savings potential for materials and emissions is between 30 and 50 %, and the construction concept offers completely new architectural freedom..
- Read moreReference ID : 16/110TLB
This technology allows metal objects to be reliably detected in wireless charging systems.
- Read moreReference ID : 18/120TLB
The invention provides a simple solution to the "foreign object problem”, i.e., the heating of electrically conductive foreign objects in the magnetic field during inductive charging of electric vehicles.This solution presented enables an uninterrupted charging process.
- Read moreReference ID : 17/013TLB
This further development of a Royer converter allows a reliable, wireless power transfer of energy at high switching frequency and voltage. It is thus possible to implement wireless power transfer systems that can operate with mains voltage without using an additional buck converter
- Read moreReference ID : 20/035TLB
Here, an extremely simple and effective screening method for the identification of cell-compatible drugs against viruses such as SARS-CoV-2,...
- Read moreReference ID : 17/050TLB
System to enable realistic driving simulations by using movable dazzle devices.
- Read moreReference ID : 18/016TLB
A new test procedure and the corresponding testing equipment allows examining thermoformability of raw plastic granulates based on biaxial stretching and maximum stretching or elongation.
- Read moreReference ID : 17/003TLB
The present invention relates to a branching node with high load-bearing capacity made of fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) and concrete. It is the ideal connecting component for branched load-bearing structures in the field of building and bridge construction. The flexible manufacturing process allows for cost-effective production of different geometries of the support nodes required for the specific application.
- Read moreReference ID : 19/067TLB
Environmentally stable, 2D/3D printable inorganic thermoelectric materials on an Ag-Se n-type basis with high thermoelectric (TE) performance. The corresponding flexible thermoelectric generators (TEGs) can be manufactured reproducibly and efficiently with a cost-effective printing process, show high power density and allow wider applications i.e. they can be integrated into non-flat surfaces of different micro and complex electronic or mechanical systems.
- Read moreReference ID : 20/027TLB
An innovative ventilation principle allows the user of hearing aids, as well as in-ear headphones, to unleash the maximum performance of the hearing aids in addition to the greatest possible ventilation and hearing comfort, even in acoustically complex situations.
- Read moreReference ID : 18/117TLB & 18/118TLB
In both mini spectroscopes, which are based on the invention, the use of a new type of anamorphic mirror optics in combination with image field discriminators leads to a compact optical setup and reduces disturbances in the interferograms. This enables measurement in moving objects such as fire storms.
- Read moreReference ID : 16/059TLB
Nanoscopic zoomlenses, dynamic beam steering and holograms – thanks to an inventive combination of metamaterial on top of a phase change material, all...
- Read moreReference ID : 14/101TLB
Using an optical or electrical signal to change the chirality and therefore the optical activity in either the visible, infrared or THz spectrum for a...
- Read moreReference ID : 13/093TLB
Plasmonic nano-antenna made of Yttrium dihydride have optical properties, that can be changed reversely by adding hydrogen without being sensitive to...
- Read moreReference ID : 19/084TLB
Diese innovative Seilendverbindung ermöglicht es auf einfache und sichere Weise ein hochmodulares Faserseil mit einer Struktur zu verbinden, bzw. es...
This innovative rope end connection makes it possible to connect a high modular fiber rope to a structure in a simple and safe way, and also to release...
- Read moreReference ID : 16/125TLB
Complex optics in small devices – by using several diffractive optical elements this is now possible. The optical elements are printed in one piece...
- Read moreReference ID : 18/079TLB
This technology (antenna array and algorithm) enables the precise identification of metallic objects and reduces electromagnetic reflection...
- Read moreReference ID : 16/051TLB
Laser amplifiers play an important role in industrial production processes. A constant high quality of the laser pulses is indispensable for an...
- Read moreReference ID : 13/078TLB
This robust trepanning optics with only one rotating element (grid mirror) offers great flexibility with regard to the realizable drill diameter/...
- Read moreReference ID : 13/027TLB
These broadband grating waveguide mirrors with a diffraction efficiency of 99.7 %, that are as well polarization and wavelength selective, can be...
- Read moreReference ID : 11/019TLB
The emitting spectral bandwidth of laser diodes for semiconductor diode lasers is optimally reduced to a very small range. Resonant waveguide grating...
- Read moreReference ID : 19/044TLB
Researchers at the University of Konstanz, Germany have developed a mineral plastic foam that, as a bio-inspired hybrid material, can solve many of the problems associated with conventional...
- Read moreReference ID : 16/072TLB
A laser soldering process has been developed that outranges existing methods. The big advantage of disc lasers is that the laser active material can...
- Read moreReference ID : 15/058TLB
Thanks to a clever design of the laser disk itself, the depolarization caused by the two heat spreaders can be neutralized. This creates a very...
- Read moreReference ID : 17/038TLB
Instead of letting the seed beam cross the pump spot as often as 80 times, now a much smaller seed beam can be used for gridding the pump spot,...
- Read moreReference ID : 19/041TLB, 15/024TLB
With this procedure 3D-printed optical elements can be functionalized. By filling microcavities after printing, components such as diaphragms...
- Read moreReference ID : 19/032TLB
In this drone system, the rotors are pivoted and mounted independently of each other and also independently of the fuselage movement. In combination with a smart sensor and control system, automatic pilot control and thus an extremely stable flight condition of light flying objects even in turbulent conditions becomes a reality.
- Read moreReference ID : 14/082TLB
Due to the role of epigenetics in a vast array of diseases, the study of epigenetic mechanisms has become one of the most rapidly growing fields of biology. Amongst others, epigenetic...
- Read moreReference ID : 14/065TLB
The novel modulation method enables amplitude modulation of high-frequency pulse trains and, in contrast to conventional methods, allows the maximum modulation frequency to be applied even to pulse trains of an ultrashort pulse laser with pulse durations in the femto- or picosecond range.
- Read moreReference ID : 18/080TLB
Energy-efficient air purification process using supersaturation
- Read moreReference ID : 18/020TLB
This innovative energy concept allows sauna systems to be operated completely autonomously – both in summer and winter. A hybrid storage system consisting of pressurized water or steam tanks serves as an intermediate storage of solar energy – a climate-neutral, self-sustaining and durable sauna system can thus be realized without a stove.
- Read moreReference ID : 18/010TLB
An additive joining technique developed at the University of Stuttgart makes it possible to connect individual components with each other positively using fiber-reinforced pins without the need for post-processing steps in the manufacturing process or foreign materials in the part. The technology thus opens up new possibilities both for the connection of individual components and for interlaminar component reinforcement.
- Read moreReference ID : 18/037TLB
The recurring fire protection test for intumescent systems - developed at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) - can be carried out minimally invasive directly on site by means of this compact...
- Read moreReference ID : 18/096TLB
The sensor system implemented in the gripper (e.g. in hand prostheses or robot gripper arms) is characterized by its small design and, among other things, by reliable detection of slipping through of objects during the gripping process.
- Read moreReference ID : 16/085TLB
This technology increases the efficiency of DC-DC converters by maintaining the maximum possible inductance value (MET) under all operating conditions. The technology is particularly suitable for...
- Read moreReference ID : 16/127TLB
It is a contactless measurement method that evaluates the frequency change in the primary of an autoresonant circuit that supplies power to the rotor without contact. The temperature of the load is determined based on the applied excitation frequency of the excitation voltage or current of the primary resonant circuit.
- Read moreReference ID : 16/053TLB
During the transfer and further processing of CAD data, the data transformation is decisive for the processing scope available later. With this transformation algorithm, objects are transformed point...
- Read moreReference ID : 17/032TLB
Testing Hydrogen embrittlement - A reliable and robust system is available for force measurement during material testing in autoclaves
- Read moreReference ID : 17/101TLB
The new concept of evaluation for bridge circuits offers the possibility of simultaneous determination of the change in resistance and temperature without the use of additional temperature sensors...
- Read moreReference ID : 16/100TLB
By cleverly combining two conventional methods together with a feedback strategy for mutual improvement, topography and hyperspectral measurements can now be performed in parallel on...
- Read moreReference ID : 10/090TLB
The 'robust one-shot interferometry' (ROSI) developed at the University of Stuttgart has been optimized in several aspects and now offers a miniaturized, robust and long-term stable as well...
- Read moreReference ID : 15/061TLB
This multi-pass amplifier concept offers a previously unequalled output power in the kW range with a compact design and various scaling and modification options.
- Read moreReference ID : 16/058TLB
Foveated imaging for conventional image sensors with constant pixel pitch, cost-effectively manufactured in the smallest space. The functionality of these optics can be compared to that of an eagle...
- Read moreReference ID : 14/024TLB
By combining the molding and joining process it is now possible to produce geometrically complex molded parts with large surfaces and integrated functional elements in a highly cost-efficient manner.
- Read moreReference ID : 14/117TLB
The process allows anisometric fillers to be specifically oriented in the desired spatial direction, and enables a high core-periphery layer ratio to be achieved even in thin components. This possibility significantly expands the range of applications for fillers, as their properties can now be used much more efficiently.
- Read moreReference ID : 18/015TLB
The purely electrical sensor technology is compact, robust, low-maintenance and flameless. It is not necessary to carry flammable carrier gases, which is why the sensor is especially qualified for moving motor vehicles (Real Driving Emissions, RDE).
- Read moreReference ID : 14/067TLB
This measuring instrument is able to determine the continuous wave power share of the total power of a pulsed laser reliably. This information is very helpful for the development of pulsed lasers and...
- Read moreReference ID : 13/057TLB
Thanks to a newly developed adaptive and interference-insensitive mini-optic, high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging can now be performed with integrated light microscopy. The combination also...
- Read moreReference ID : 13/099TLB
The method developed at RWTH Aachen University enables the identification of immune primers using OTR monitoring in a new and very efficient way. Areas of application include plant protection, but...
- Read moreReference ID : 14/108TLB
The process combines the manufacturing techniques of thermoforming and 3D printing to produce large components with integrated functions in a cost-effective manner. The process steps can be organized as required, thus offering a new arena of choices without the restrictions that previously applied.
- Read moreReference ID : 17/052TLB
With this new process, structured substrates can be laminated without damaging or narrowing the underlying functional structure. The method is simple and cost-effective, suitable for different...
- Read moreReference ID : 16/098TLB
In a project funded by the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung gGmbH, the Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoffmechanik IWM has developed an improved pre-treatment process for diamond-coated carbide tools. A...
- Read moreReference ID : 17/027TLB
This innovative esophageal catheter has advanced sensors and electrodes that enable comprehensive tissue parameters to be recorded during catheter ablation. Additional sensor technology on the remote...
- Read moreReference ID : 17/025TLB
Intelligent braiding cell 4.0: With the help of a knowlage database, the wished braids are automatically made into finished program codes, machine sequences and work steps are defined and an analysis of manufacturing feasibility is carried out.
- Read moreReference ID : 13/016TLB
The biological age can reliably be determined with this innovative biomarker set consisting of 30 newly identified biomarkers with a high correlation to the aging process.
- Read moreReference ID : 16/023TLB
The pivoting sensor can be cost-effectively upgraded to existing navigation systems and can be used for other functions such as fine positioning under storage systems. For more complex functions, an AGV can be equipped with several of these multifunctional sensors.
- Read moreReference ID : 14/004TLB & 15/025TLB
A new design of impellers for braiding machines makes the braiding process much more flexible. This new method enables variable tying of the braids during the braiding process. In addition, it is possible to precisely guide large bobbins at higher production speeds without loss of quality.
- Read moreReference ID : 16/086TLB
To obtain best quality and quantity results for plant growth in soils and substrates, knowledge of the water and ion content of the soil and thus the dosage of irrigation and fertilizer is...
- Read moreReference ID : 16/034TLB
A compact shap-variable screw cap with leverage effect created by the combination of elastic material and cleverly positioned crossed flexible structures facilitates the opening of containers and bottles
- Read moreReference ID : 16/024TLB
Conventional procedures rely on relatively harsh methods for the release of cells from hydrogels, such as temperature increases, the use of UV radiation or enzymes (e.g. proteases). The decomposition...
- Read moreReference ID : 15/079TLB
- Read moreReference ID : DWI_Q-Primer
"Q-primers" are ammonium compounds, which make it possible to permanently functionalize virtually any surface. It is an environmentally friendly and cost-effective process that allows the...
- Read moreReference ID : 16/060TLB
Currently, there are only very few, costly synthetic routes for the production of ultra long-chain compounds, as they typically rely on tedious multistep reaction sequences. At the...
- Read moreReference ID : 16/056TLB
At the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), a new platform concept for the formulation of highly conductive, printable pastes has been developed. Corresponding pastes are free of polymeric or...
- Read moreReference ID : 14/092TLB
Optical fibers are particularly well suited for long-distance data transmission, as the attenuation losses are significantly lower than e.g. when using copper conductors. Scientists at the University...
- Read moreReference ID : 14/022TLB
In order to increase the storage stability and shelf life of milk, a new treatment process has been developed at Hohenheim University, one that also requires comparatively low treatment...
- Read moreReference ID : 09/094TLB
The novel rope termination for high-strength fiber ropes is a permanent, form-fitting connection which is both durable and strong. In addition, it allows for easy integration of sensor-based monitoring...
- Read moreReference ID : 12/105TLB
The Institute of Combustion and Power Plant Technology (IFK) of the University of Stuttgart has developed a measuring device for use in coal power plants. The device allows for permanent monitoring...
- Read moreReference ID : 13/055TLB
The use of silicon as anode material promises high theoretical energy density in lithium-ion batteries. However, the volume of a silicon-based anode may increase substantially during lithiation. In...
- Read moreReference ID : 14/058TLB
During a joint research project scientists at the University of Stuttgart and the University of Konstanz developed an ECM with functional groups (clickECM) which is covalently and thus firmly bonded...
- Read moreReference ID : 14/014TLB
The load-bearing capacity of metal inserts in fiber composite components, which is usually insufficient, is significantly improved by applying a structural adhesive to the insert. The insert is then adhesively bonded to the fiber material during hardening, which holds the insert perfectly in place. The method allows to combine metal inserts and fibre reinforced compounds to create a load-bearing connection.
- Read moreReference ID : 14/013TLB
When producing rear contact solar cells, both negatively and positively doped areas need to be produced on the rear of the solar cell. Moreover, the front side of the solar cell has to be...
- Read moreReference ID : 14/001TLB
Scientists from Stuttgart University developed a flexible high-density fibreboard with slip-resistant and shock-absorbent properties. The fibreboard consists of 80 % to 90 % straw, a natural, ...
- Read moreReference ID : 13/109TLB
The effects of hydrophobic treatment can now be assessed in terms of quality and quantity on site by means of a special marker that reacts with the silane compound when being added to the concrete or reinforced concrete. The penetration depth of the marker correlates with the penetration depth of the hydrophobing agent, without influencing it. Quality control is fast, reliable, non-destructive and can be easily integrated into the construction process.
- Read moreReference ID : 13/107TLB
At Aalen University, a novel composite material and a production process thereof was developed which makes the structural and material separation of current collector and cathode material...
- Read moreReference ID : 13/085TLB
For the production of rechargeable batteries, it is desirable to use silicon as anode material in Li-ion batteries. The use of silicon anodes theoretically increases battery capacity tenfold compared...
- Read moreReference ID : 13/072TLB
Monocrystalline solar cells that are produced using the relatively inexpensive CZ method (Czochralski method) display a noticeable drop in efficiency of more than 1 % in absolute figures under...
- Read moreReference ID : 13/032TLB
A new process and a new welding tool have been developed to realize friction stir welded butt joints on plates of different material and thickness with significantly increased strength characteristics (99.4%).
- Read moreReference ID : 13/003TLB
In cooperation with Italian partners, Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences recently developed a new type of anti-fouling coating on membranes with scalable retention to improve the quality of...
- Read moreReference ID : 12/034TLB
Microcomposite particles coated with mangnetic ion exchange material can selectively bind phosphates in wastewater, even at low phosphate concentrations. The superparamagnetic properties of the microcomposite particles enable the use of magnetic separation processes with high separation efficiency. They are easy and inexpensive to manufacture and reusable.
- Read moreReference ID : 12/022TLB
A novel divergent nozzle design, which provides for a homogeneous flow profile even at long distances from the nozzle exit, was developed at the University of Stuttgart. The flow profile is optimized...
- Read moreReference ID : 12/006TLB & 18/027TLB
Within a project of the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung a novel surface technology has been developed that can hold gas molecules between a surface and surrounding liquids. Such a material could be...
- Read moreReference ID : 11/112TLB
The novel MEDUSA technology for turbocharging combustion engines fits the current trend to downsize engines perfectly. The optimal inflow into the turbine, particularly at low speeds of revolution,...
- Read moreReference ID : 09/113TLB
The new Soft Switching Three Level Inverter (S3L–Inverter) is of striking simplicity and is therefore inexpensive. Because of the underlying principle, it works without losses and thus with maximum...
- Read moreReference ID : 057/06TLB
The breakdown monitoring which is the object of this invention is achieved in real time by means of a photo diode which is integrated in the semiconductor device. During a breakdown a p-n junction...
- Read moreReference ID : 165/05TLB
The efficiency of solar cells made of CZ silicon decreases by more than 1 % in absolute figures under sunlight within a few hours (light induced degradation - LID). At the University of Konstanz...
- Read moreReference ID : 16/121TLB
The process presented, a special form of heat treatment, now allows formation of Al-steel-TWB and Al-Al-TWB with a previously unattainable degree of formability, and thus also the process-safe integration of Al-steel-TWB and Al-Al-TWB.
- Read moreReference ID : 11/034TLB
In addition to developing high-power and high repetition rate laser sources it is essential to implement versatile and precise positioning of the individual pulses on the workpiece in order to...
- Read moreReference ID : 18/071TLB
This method makes it possible to remotely check the software versions offered by a service provider without having to rely on dedicated interfaces or provider-side ...
- Read moreReference ID : 10/061TLB
By using suitable components, it is now possible to selectively switch the interaction of the laser pulses with the resonator elements on and off for each cycle of the pulses...
- Read moreReference ID : 19/014TLB
This on-chip optofluidic array with organic lasers is ideal for rapid on-site investigation of any analyte that absorbs (itself or its products of a specific detection reaction) in the...
- Read moreReference ID : 10/057TLB
This heavy duty anchor is specially designed to withstand the dynamic loads of earthquakes. The load on the fastenings is reduced so that the assembled components are less stressed (pipes, falling...
- Read moreReference ID : 17/106TLB
This innovative method for modifying the surface electrodes allows for production of fast-charging batteries with high energy density and reduced aging. Structuring is achieved by selective and exclusive removal of passive material, which significantly improves ionic transport capabilities without reducing the amount of energy that can be stored.
- Read moreReference ID : 10/069TLB
With the new method, developed at University of Stuttgart, the temporal sequence of the laser pulses can be exactly adapted to the relative speed of the machining station. Conversely, the machining...
- Read moreReference ID : 18/034TLB
The new area confocal scanning microscopy (ACMS) is uniquely suited to optical non-contact measurements such as surface inspection and 3D measurement technology. Compared to customary measuring...
- Read moreReference ID : 18/109TLB
The new direct patterning procedure for semiconductors provides the possibility to create new, delicate layouts and designs for micro- and nanoelectronics.The invention is based on a simple...
- Read moreReference ID : 16/035TLB
This coating process makes selective use of the flexible production and shaping processes of FRP materials and separates the thermal load of the coating process from the substrate manufacturing process. As a result, high adhesion strengths of the functional layers on different FRP systems are reached.
- Read moreReference ID : 18/106TLB
The unit presented here is enormously compact and yet offers high torque density and dynamics as well as efficient transmission behaviour. This is particularly advantageous for robots or exoskeletons/active prostheses. Flexible control strategies enable variable drive behaviour that can be adapted to the respective application.