Patents by Inventor Alexander Steinmetz

Alexander Steinmetz 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: 20210275651
    Abstract: A nanoparticle construct includes a plurality of plant virus or virus-like particles electrostatically coupled to a plurality of nanoparticles having a different surface charge than the plant virus or virus-like particles. The nanoparticle construct upon delivery to a subject can provide a sustained release of the plant virus or virus-like particles and/or nanoparticles to a cell or tissue of the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Nicole F. Steinmetz, Frank Alexander Veliz, Brylee David B. Tiu
  • Patent number: 9880278
    Abstract: A method for determining an object in a surroundings of a motor vehicle includes: scanning a far range, which extends as of a predetermined minimum distance from the radar sensor, using a radar sensor for scanning the far range; detecting objects in the far range based on reflections of a radar signal emitted by the radar sensor; and determining a crossing object in a close range, which lies between the radar sensor and the far range, if a previously detected object is no longer able to be detected in the far range using the radar sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Raphael van Uffelen, Alexander Steinmetz
  • Publication number: 20150035694
    Abstract: A method for determining an object in a surroundings of a motor vehicle includes: scanning a far range, which extends as of a predetermined minimum distance from the radar sensor, using a radar sensor for scanning the far range; detecting objects in the far range based on reflections of a radar signal emitted by the radar sensor; and determining a crossing object in a close range, which lies between the radar sensor and the far range, if a previously detected object is no longer able to be detected in the far range using the radar sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Raphael van Uffelen, Alexander STEINMETZ
  • Patent number: 8948219
    Abstract: The invention relates to a laser system with a passively Q-switched laser 1, a spectrally widening element 3, and a compression element 4. Laser systems of this kind are utilized for generating ultra-short laser pulses. Systems, mode-coupled solid-state lasers known from prior art allow for generating laser pulses in the sub-10 ps range only with complicated and alignment-sensitive free-beam arrangements. Therefore, it is the object of the present invention to create a laser system that generates pulse durations of less than 10 ps and which is simple and compact to produce at the same time. In order to achieve this object, the present invention proposes that the passively Q-switched laser 1 is provided with a longitudinally monomode output radiation which is spectrally widened by means of the spectrally widening element 3 by self-phase modulation and is temporally compressed by the compression element 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignees: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V., Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena
    Inventors: Dirk Nodop, Alexander Steinmetz, Jens Limpert, Andreas Tuennermann
  • Patent number: 8625644
    Abstract: The invention relates to a Q-switched laser comprised of a pump light source (1), an optical resonator accommodating a laser medium (6), and a passive Q-switch (5). It is the object of the present invention to provide an improved Q-switched laser which is of a simple and compact setup while having the least possible jitter of the repetition time. To achieve this target, the invention proposes that by means of a beam splitter (8) part of the light coupled out of the optical resonator is passed on to an optical delay line (9) and coupled back into the optical resonator upon having passed through the optical delay line (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignees: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V., Friedrich-Schiller-Universitat Jena
    Inventors: Andreas T√ľnnermann, Dirk Nodop, Alexander Steinmetz, Jens Limpert
  • Publication number: 20130083814
    Abstract: The invention relates to a laser system with a passively Q-switched laser 1, a spectrally widening element 3, and a compression element 4. Laser systems of this kind are utilized for generating ultra-short laser pulses. Systems, mode-coupled solid-state lasers known from prior art allow for generating laser pulses in the sub-10 ps range only with complicated and alignment-sensitive free-beam arrangements. Therefore, it is the object of the present invention to create a laser system that generates pulse durations of less than 10 ps and which is simple and compact to produce at the same time. In order to achieve this object, the present invention proposes that the passively Q-switched laser 1 is provided with a longitudinally monomode output radiation which is spectrally widened by means of the spectrally widening element 3 by self-phase modulation and is temporally compressed by the compression element 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicants: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V., FRIEDRICH-SCHILLER-UNIVERSITAET JENA
    Inventors: Dirk Nodop, Alexander Steinmetz, Jens Limpert, Andreas Tuennermann
  • Publication number: 20120242973
    Abstract: The invention relates to a Q-switched laser comprised of a pump light source (1), an optical resonator accommodating a laser medium (6), and a passive Q-switch (5). It is the object of the present invention to provide an improved Q-switched laser which is of a simple and compact setup while having the least possible jitter of the repetition time. To achieve this target, the invention proposes that by means of a beam splitter (8) part of the light coupled out of the optical resonator is passed on to an optical delay line (9) and coupled back into the optical resonator upon having passed through the optical delay line (9).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Andreas T√ľnnermann, Dirk Nodop, Alexander Steinmetz, Jens Limpert