Patents by Inventor Daniel Christoph Meisel

Daniel Christoph Meisel 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: 11402497
    Abstract: A device for a vehicle, which is attached to a vehicle, in particular, a commercial vehicle, and in which at least one or multiple surroundings sensor(s) is/are attached, a housing wall of the device being made from a material pervious to sensor radiation, and at least one housing wall of the device being made from a material absorbing sensor radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Pietsch, Martin Nezadal, Andreas Fink, Daniel Christoph Meisel, Eugen Dietz, Juergen Frasl, Sven Heider
  • Patent number: 10981777
    Abstract: A MEMS transducer system includes a MEMS transducer device for sensing at least one of pressure signal or acoustic signal. The MEMS transducer device includes first and second diaphragms. Formed between the diaphragms are a spacer, plate capacitor elements, and electrode elements. The plate capacitor elements are coupled to the diaphragms via the spacer. An optional member may be disposed within the spacer. The distal ends of the electrode elements are coupled to a structure such as insulator element. An optional oxides may be formed within the plate capacitor elements. Pressure sensing electrode formed between the diaphragms may be coupled to the insulator element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Andrew Doller, Gokhan Hatipoglu, Yujie Zhang, Bernhard Gehl, Daniel Christoph Meisel
  • Publication number: 20210063567
    Abstract: A device for a vehicle, which is attached to a vehicle, in particular, a commercial vehicle, and in which at least one or multiple surroundings sensor(s) is/are attached, a housing wall of the device being made from a material pervious to sensor radiation, and at least one housing wall of the device being made from a material absorbing sensor radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Andreas Pietsch, Martin Nezadal, Andreas Fink, Daniel Christoph Meisel, Eugen Dietz, Juergen Frasl, Sven Heider
  • Patent number: 10934160
    Abstract: A system includes a pressure sensor combined with a MEMS microphone. The pressure sensor and the MEMS microphone arranged side by side are formed on a same substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Andrew Doller, Gokhan Hatipoglu, Yujie Zhang, Bernhard Gehl, Daniel Christoph Meisel
  • Publication number: 20190389721
    Abstract: A MEMS transducer system includes a MEMS transducer device for sensing at least one of pressure signal or acoustic signal. The MEMS transducer device includes first and second diaphragms. Formed between the diaphragms are a spacer, plate capacitor elements, and electrode elements. The plate capacitor elements are coupled to the diaphragms via the spacer. An optional member may be disposed within the spacer. The distal ends of the electrode elements are coupled to a structure such as insulator element. An optional oxides may be formed within the plate capacitor elements. Pressure sensing electrode formed between the diaphragms may be coupled to the insulator element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew Doller, Gokhan Hatipoglu, Yujie Zhang, Bernhard Gehl, Daniel Christoph Meisel
  • Publication number: 20190352176
    Abstract: A system includes a pressure sensor combined with a MEMS microphone. The pressure sensor and the MEMS microphone arranged side by side are formed on a same substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew Doller, Gokham Hatipoglu, Yujie Zhang, Bernhard Gehl, Daniel Christoph Meisel
  • Patent number: 9926188
    Abstract: A sensor unit including a first semiconductor component and a second semiconductor component, the first semiconductor component including a first substrate and a sensor structure. The second semiconductor component includes a second substrate, the first and second semiconductor components being connected to each other with the aid of a wafer connection, the sensor unit having a decoupling structure, which is configured in such a way that the sensor structure is decoupled thermally and/or mechanically from the second semiconductor component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Johannes Classen, Torsten Kramer, Hubert Benzel, Jens Frey, Daniel Christoph Meisel, Christoph Schelling
  • Patent number: 9817021
    Abstract: A sensor system is described as including at least two micromechanical inertial sensors, which are movably connected to a substrate, each inertial sensor including a functional layer, the functional layers of the two inertial sensors varying in thickness, and the two inertial sensors being situated next to one another on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Daniel Christoph Meisel, Thomas Kathmann
  • Publication number: 20170203958
    Abstract: A sensor unit including a first semiconductor component and a second semiconductor component, the first semiconductor component including a first substrate and a sensor structure. The second semiconductor component includes a second substrate, the first and second semiconductor components being connected to each other with the aid of a wafer connection, the sensor unit having a decoupling structure, which is configured in such a way that the sensor structure is decoupled thermally and/or mechanically from the second semiconductor component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: Johannes CLASSEN, Torsten KRAMER, Hubert BENZEL, Jens FREY, Daniel Christoph MEISEL, Christoph SCHELLING
  • Patent number: 9689676
    Abstract: A yaw-rate sensor having a substrate and a plurality of movable substructures that are mounted over a surface of the substrate, the movable substructures being coupled to a shared, in particular, central spring element, means being provided for exciting the movable substructures into a coupled oscillation in a plane that extends parallel to the surface of the substrate, the movable substructures having Coriolis elements, means being provided for detecting deflections of the Coriolis elements induced by a Coriolis force, a first Coriolis element being provided for detecting a yaw rate about a first axis, a second Coriolis element being provided for detecting a yaw rate about a second axis, the second axis being oriented perpendicularly to the first axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Reinhard Neul, Johannes Classen, Torsten Ohms, Burkhard Kuhlmann, Axel Franke, Oliver Kohn, Daniel Christoph Meisel, Joerg Hauer, Udo-Martin Gomez, Kersten Kehr
  • Patent number: 9651375
    Abstract: A yaw-rate sensor, having a substrate which has a main extension plane, for detecting a yaw rate about a first direction extending either parallel to the main extension plane or perpendicular to the main extension plane. The yaw-rate sensor has a drive device, a first Coriolis mass and a second Coriolis mass, the drive device being configured to drive at least one part of the first Coriolis mass and at least one part of the second Coriolis mass in a direction parallel to a drive direction extending perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Burkhard Kuhlmann, Rolf Scheben, Daniel Christoph Meisel, Benjamin Schmidt, Thorsten Balslink
  • Publication number: 20170081177
    Abstract: An interposer is provided which is made up of a flat carrier substrate including at least one front wiring plane, in which front terminal pads are formed for mounting a component on the interposer, including at least one rear wiring plane, in which rear terminal pads are formed for mounting on a component carrier, the front terminal pads and the rear terminal pads being arranged offset from each other; and including vias for electrical connection of the at least one front wiring plane and the at least one rear wiring plane. The carrier substrate includes at least one edge section and at least one center section, which are at least largely mechanically decoupled via a stress-decoupling structure. The front terminal pads are arranged exclusively on the center section for mounting the component, while the rear terminal pads are arranged exclusively on the edge section for mounting on a component carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Reinhard Neul, Johannes Classen, Torsten Kramer, Jochen Reinmuth, Mirko Hattass, Lars Tebje, Daniel Christoph Meisel, Ralf Reichenbach, Friedjof Heuck, Antoine Puygranier
  • Patent number: 9593949
    Abstract: A yaw-rate sensor having a substrate and a plurality of movable substructures that are mounted over a surface of the substrate, the movable substructures being coupled to a shared, in particular, central spring element, means being provided for exciting the movable substructures into a coupled oscillation in a plane that extends parallel to the surface of the substrate, the movable substructures having Coriolis elements, means being provided for detecting deflections of the Coriolis elements induced by a Coriolis force, a first Coriolis element being provided for detecting a yaw rate about a first axis, a second Coriolis element being provided for detecting a yaw rate about a second axis, the second axis being oriented perpendicularly to the first axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Reinhard Neul, Johannes Classen, Torsten Ohms, Burkhard Kuhlmann, Axel Franke, Oliver Kohn, Daniel Christoph Meisel, Joerg Hauer, Udo-Martin Gomez, Kersten Kehr
  • Patent number: 9593948
    Abstract: A yaw-rate sensor having a substrate and a plurality of movable substructures that are mounted over a surface of the substrate, the movable substructures being coupled to a shared, in particular, central spring element, means being provided for exciting the movable substructures into a coupled oscillation in a plane that extends parallel to the surface of the substrate, the movable substructures having Coriolis elements, means being provided for detecting deflections of the Coriolis elements induced by a Coriolis force, a first Coriolis element being provided for detecting a yaw rate about a first axis, a second Coriolis element being provided for detecting a yaw rate about a second axis, the second axis being oriented perpendicularly to the first axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Reinhard Neul, Johannes Classen, Torsten Ohms, Burkhard Kuhlmann, Axel Franke, Oliver Kohn, Daniel Christoph Meisel, Joerg Hauer, Udo-Martin Gomez, Kersten Kehr
  • Patent number: 9475693
    Abstract: Measures are provided which are used for stabilizing the substructure of the connecting areas of ASIC elements. These measures relate to ASIC elements including an ASIC substrate, into which electrical circuit functions are integrated, and including an ASIC layer structure on the ASIC substrate, which includes multiple wiring levels for the circuit functions, which are separated from one another by insulation layers and are interconnected via metallic plugs. At least one connecting area for placing wire bonds or for wafer bonding is implemented in at least one of the uppermost wiring levels. At least one chain of metallic plugs arranged vertically in a direct line is implemented in the ASIC layer structure below the connecting area, which extends from the uppermost wiring level up to the ASIC substrate or oxide trenches introduced therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Daniel Christoph Meisel, Christoph Schelling, Torsten Kramer, Jens Frey
  • Patent number: 9434606
    Abstract: A micromechanical inertial sensor includes an ASIC element having a processed front side, an MEMS element having a micromechanical sensor structure, and a cap wafer mounted above the micromechanical sensor structure, which sensor structure includes a seismic mass and extends over the entire thickness of the MEMS substrate. The MEMS element is mounted on the processed front side of the ASIC element above a standoff structure and is electrically connected to the ASIC element via through-contacts in the MEMS substrate and in adjacent supports of the standoff structure. A blind hole is formed in the MEMS substrate in the area of the seismic mass, which blind hole is filled with the same electrically conductive material as the through-contacts, the conductive material having a greater density than the MEMS substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Johannes Classen, Mirko Hattass, Daniel Christoph Meisel
  • Publication number: 20160109236
    Abstract: A yaw-rate sensor having a substrate and a plurality of movable substructures that are mounted over a surface of the substrate, the movable substructures being coupled to a shared, in particular, central spring element, means being provided for exciting the movable substructures into a coupled oscillation in a plane that extends parallel to the surface of the substrate, the movable substructures having Coriolis elements, means being provided for detecting deflections of the Coriolis elements induced by a Coriolis force, a first Coriolis element being provided for detecting a yaw rate about a first axis, a second Coriolis element being provided for detecting a yaw rate about a second axis, the second axis being oriented perpendicularly to the first axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Reinhard Neul, Johannes Classen, Torsten Ohms, Burkhard Kuhlmann, Axel Franke, Oliver Kohn, Daniel Christoph Meisel, Joerg Hauer, Udo-Martin Gomez, Kersten Kehr
  • Patent number: 9266720
    Abstract: A component has at least one MEMS element and at least one cap made of a semiconductor material. The cap, in addition to its mechanical function as a terminus of a cavity and protection of the micromechanical structure, is provided with an electrical functionality. The micromechanical structure of the MEMS element of the component is situated in a cavity between a carrier and the cap, and includes at least one structural element which is deflectable out of the component plane within the cavity. The cap includes at least one section extending over the entire thickness of the cap, which is electrically insulated from the adjoining semiconductor material in such a way that it may be electrically contacted independently from the remaining sections of the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Johannes Classen, Axel Franke, Jens Frey, Heribert Weber, Frank Fischer, Patrick Wellner, Mirko Hattass, Daniel Christoph Meisel
  • Patent number: 9255801
    Abstract: A yaw rate sensor, including a substrate and a main extension plane, for detecting a yaw rate around a first direction in parallel to the main extension plane, a first Coriolis mass, and a second Coriolis mass, and a drive device configured to drive the first and second Coriolis masses in parallel to a drive direction perpendicular to the first direction, the first and second Coriolis masses, for a yaw rate around the first direction, experiencing a Coriolis acceleration in parallel to a detection direction, which is perpendicular to the drive and first directions, the first and second Coriolis masses having first/second partial areas and third/fourth partial areas, respectively. The first and third partial areas are farther from the axis of symmetry in parallel to the first direction, and the second and fourth partial areas are closer to the axis of symmetry in parallel to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Burkhard Kuhlmann, Rolf Scheben, Daniel Christoph Meisel, Benjamin Schmidt, Thorsten Balslink
  • Patent number: 9212048
    Abstract: A hybridly integrated component includes an ASIC element having a processed front side, a first MEMS element having a micromechanical structure extending over the entire thickness of the first MEMS substrate, and a first cap wafer mounted over the micromechanical structure of the first MEMS element. At least one structural element of the micromechanical structure of the first MEMS element is deflectable, and the first MEMS element is mounted on the processed front side of the ASIC element such that a gap exists between the micromechanical structure and the ASIC element. A second MEMS element is mounted on the rear side of the ASIC element. The micromechanical structure of the second MEMS element extends over the entire thickness of the second MEMS substrate and includes at least one deflectable structural element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Johannes Classen, Heribert Weber, Mirko Hattass, Daniel Christoph Meisel