Patents by Inventor Joerg Muchow

Joerg Muchow 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: 10989913
    Abstract: A micromechanical component having a mounting support, at least one coil winding held by at least one coil brace and comprising conductor tracks made from at least one electrically conductive material, at least one first subsection of the at least one coil winding being anchored on the associated coil brace, and an adjustable part, the at least one coil brace and the adjustable part being connected to each other and via at least one spring element to the mounting support in such a way that the adjustable part is adjustable about at least one axis of rotation in relation to the mounting support, and, while the at least one first subsection of the at least one coil winding is anchored on the associated coil brace, at least one second subsection of the same coil winding spans at least one gap formed in the associated coil brace as a cantilever subsection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Finn, Frederic Njikam Njimonzie, Helmut Grutzeck, Joerg Muchow, Rainer Straub
  • Patent number: 10871646
    Abstract: A micromirror device, including a substrate and an outer frame element, which is connected to the substrate along a first oscillating axis with the aid of a first suspension device, and is deflectable about the first oscillating axis. In addition, the micromirror device includes an inner frame element, which is connected to the outer frame element along the first oscillating axis with the aid of a second suspension device; as well as an oscillating plate, which includes a micromirror and is connected to the inner frame element along a second oscillating axis, with the aid of a third suspension device; the first oscillating axis being perpendicular to the second oscillating axis. The inner frame element includes displaceable deflection elements, the oscillating plate being deflectable by displacing the deflection elements relative to the outer frame element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Schatz, Helmut Grutzeck, Joerg Muchow
  • Patent number: 10866407
    Abstract: A micromechanical component includes a micromirror connected to a mounting support via at least one spring such that the micromirror is adjustable about at least one axis of rotation relative to the mounting support, where the micromirror includes a reflective surface developed at least partially on a first diaphragm surface of a mounted diaphragm of the micromirror, the diaphragm including a second diaphragm surface that faces away from the first diaphragm surface and that is mounted in air or vacuum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Maier, Joerg Muchow, Corinna Koepernik, Helmut Grutzeck, Rainer Straub, Stefan Mark, Thorsten Balslink
  • Publication number: 20200346921
    Abstract: An interposer substrate, a MEMS device and a corresponding manufacturing method. The interposer substrate is equipped with a front side and a rear side, a cavity starting from the rear side, which extends up to a first depth, a through-opening and a sunken area situated between the cavity and the through-opening, which is sunken from the rear side up to a second depth in relation to the rear side, the first depth being greater than the second depth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Corinna Koepernik, Joerg Muchow, Rainer Straub, Stefan Mark
  • Patent number: 10775610
    Abstract: An actuator device and a method for tilting an actuator device. The method includes the steps: conducting electrical current through an electrical conduction device, which is guided via a tilting device of the actuator device, within a first magnetic field that is generated by a permanent magnet device of the actuator device, so that an actuator element of the tilting device is tilted along a first tilting axis as the result of a Lorentz force; and generating a second magnetic field by an electromagnet device of the actuator device in the area of the permanent magnet device, so that the tilting device is tilted along a second tilting axis as the result of magnetic attraction and repulsion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Benjamin Steuer, Frederic Njikam Njimonzie, Joerg Muchow, Rainer Straub, Stefan Pinter
  • Patent number: 10737930
    Abstract: A micromechanical device and a corresponding manufacturing method. The micromechanical device includes: a spring element which is moveably coupleable or is moveably coupled to a frame unit at at least one connecting point of the spring element, the spring element including at least one web, which extends outward from the at least one connecting point; and the at least one web being structured in such a way that it includes at least one first section as well as at least one widening section for reducing a non-linearity of the spring element, which is widened compared to the first section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Grutzeck, Frederic Njikam Njimonzie, Hendrik Specht, Joerg Muchow, Massimiliano Putignano, Odd-Axel Pruetz
  • Publication number: 20200249467
    Abstract: A micromechanical micromirror array including a frame including a cutout, a micromirror device suspended on the frame in the area of the cutout in a first plane, a first pivoting vane device suspended on the frame protruding into the area of the cutout, coupled to the micromirror device via a first spring device, a second pivoting vane device suspended on the frame protruding into the area of the cutout, coupled to the micromirror device via a second spring device, a first drive device for deflecting the first pivoting vane device along a first axis, perpendicular to the first plane, and a second drive device for the antiphase deflection of the second pivoting vane device along the first axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Helmut Grutzeck, Timo Schary, Joerg Muchow, Philip Kaupmann
  • Publication number: 20200231433
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for a micromechanical window structure including the steps: providing a substrate, the substrate having a front side and a rear side; forming a first recess on the front side; forming a coating on the front side and on the first recess; and forming a second recess on the rear side, so that the coating is at least partially exposed, whereby a window is formed by the exposed area of the coatings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Joerg Muchow, Rainer Straub, Stefan Pinter
  • Patent number: 10696542
    Abstract: A micromechanical component including a mounting support, a coil winding retained by a coil brace, and an adjustable part, the coil brace and the adjustable part being connected to each other and via at least one spring element with the mounting support in such a way that the adjustable part is adjustable relative to the mounting support about at least one axis of rotation, and a stop support being fixedly disposed or developed on the mounting support and being at least partially framed by the coil brace, which stop support has at least one first stop area protruding on a surface of the mounting support, which limits a relative movement at least of the coil brace in at least one direction relative to the mounting support by a contact of the at least one first stop area with the coil brace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Grutzeck, Joerg Muchow, Johannes Baader
  • Patent number: 10690906
    Abstract: A magnetic actuator includes: a plate having a main plane of extent and mounted rotatably about at least one first axis of rotation which is parallel to the main plane of extent, the plate having at least one conductor loop parallel to the main plane of extent; a magnetic bracket situated beneath the plate and having a U-shaped magnetic flux conducting rail and a hard magnet whose magnetization is perpendicular to the U-shaped opening, the magnetic bracket and the plate being aligned with one another in such a way that the opening in the magnetic bracket points toward the main plane of extent of the plate, the U-shaped magnetic flux conducting rail having a main direction of extent parallel to the first axis of rotation, and the plate being deflectable about the at least one axis of rotation by energizing the at least one conductor loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Pinter, Joerg Muchow, Frank Schatz
  • Patent number: 10627617
    Abstract: A micromechanical constituent includes an actuator designed to impart to a displaceable element a first displacement motion around a first rotation axis and a second displacement motion around a second rotation axis oriented tiltedly with respect to the first rotation axis, the actuator including a permanent magnet on a first spring element and a one second permanent magnet on a second spring element, where the first permanent magnet is excitable to perform a first translational motion tiltedly with respect to the first rotation axis and tiltedly with respect to the second rotation axis, and the second permanent magnet is excitable to perform a second translational motion directed oppositely to the first translational motion, causing the second displacement motion of the displaceable element around the second rotation axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Schatz, Joerg Muchow, Mirko Hattass, Stefan Pinter, Thorsten Balslink
  • Patent number: 10589988
    Abstract: A mechanical component has: a mounting; a movable part which, with the aid of at least one first spring and one second spring, is connected to the mounting in such a way that the movable part is movable about a rotational axis extending through a first anchoring area of the first spring on the mounting and a second anchoring area of the second spring on the mounting; a first sensor device with at least one first resistor which is situated on and/or in the first spring; and a second sensor device with at least one second resistor situated on and/or in the second spring. The first sensor device includes a first Wheatstone half bridge and the second sensor device includes a second Wheatstone half bridge. The first and second Wheatstone half bridges are connected to form a Wheatstone full bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Heinzelmann, Mohamad Iyad Al Dibs, Rainer Straub, Stefan Pinter, Frederic Njikam Njimonzie, Joerg Muchow, Helmut Grutzeck, Simon Armbruster, Sebastian Reiss
  • Publication number: 20190359478
    Abstract: A micromechanical component having a mount, an adjustable element, which is connected via at least one spring to the mount, and an actuator device, a first oscillatory motion of the adjustable element about a first axis of rotation and simultaneously a second oscillatory motion of the adjustable element, which is set into the first oscillatory motion, being excitable about a second axis of rotation in response to the actuator device; and the adjustable element being configured by the at least one spring to be adjustable on the mount in such a way that the adjustable element is adjustable by a resulting angular momentum about a rotational axis, which is oriented orthogonally to the first axis of rotation and orthogonally to second axis of rotation. Also, a method for manufacturing a micromechanical component. Moreover, a method for exciting a motion of an adjustable element about a rotational axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Philip Kaupmann, Stefan Pinter, Helmut Grutzeck, Jochen Franz, Joerg Muchow
  • Patent number: 10488650
    Abstract: A micromechanical component includes an adjustable part, a mounting, at least one bending actuator, and a permanent magnet. The part is positioned on the mounting so as to be adjustable relative to the mounting about a first rotation axis and about a second rotation axis inclined relative to the first axis. The actuator includes at least one movable subregion. Movement of the subregion results in a restoring force that moves the part about the first axis. The part is connected indirectly to the magnet to be adjustable about the second axis of rotation via a magnetic field built up by the magnet together with a yoke device of the component or an external yoke. A micromirror device includes the micromechanical component. A method for adjusting the part includes adjusting the part simultaneously about the first and the second axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Grutzeck, Joerg Muchow, Mirko Hattass, Stefan Mark, Thorsten Balslink, Frank Schatz
  • Publication number: 20190219814
    Abstract: A micromechanical component having a mounting support, at least one coil winding held by at least one coil brace and comprising conductor tracks made from at least one electrically conductive material, at least one first subsection of the at least one coil winding being anchored on the associated coil brace, and an adjustable part, the at least one coil brace and the adjustable part being connected to each other and via at least one spring element to the mounting support in such a way that the adjustable part is adjustable about at least one axis of rotation in relation to the mounting support, and, while the at least one first subsection of the at least one coil winding is anchored on the associated coil brace, at least one second subsection of the same coil winding spans at least one gap formed in the associated coil brace as a cantilever subsection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Andreas Finn, Frederic Njikam Njimonzie, Helmut Grutzeck, Joerg Muchow, Rainer Straub
  • Publication number: 20190179137
    Abstract: A micromirror device, including a substrate and an outer frame element, which is connected to the substrate along a first oscillating axis with the aid of a first suspension device, and is deflectable about the first oscillating axis. In addition, the micromirror device includes an inner frame element, which is connected to the outer frame element along the first oscillating axis with the aid of a second suspension device; as well as an oscillating plate, which includes a micromirror and is connected to the inner frame element along a second oscillating axis, with the aid of a third suspension device; the first oscillating axis being perpendicular to the second oscillating axis. The inner frame element includes displaceable deflection elements, the oscillating plate being deflectable by displacing the deflection elements relative to the outer frame element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Schatz, Helmut Grutzeck, Joerg Muchow
  • Publication number: 20190146210
    Abstract: A micromechanical component includes a micromirror connected to a mounting support via at least one spring such that the micromirror is adjustable about at least one axis of rotation relative to the mounting support, where the micrimirror includes a reflective surface developed at least partially on a first diaphragm surface of a mounted diaphragm of the micromirror, the diaphragm including a second diaphragm surface that faces away from the first diaphragm surface and that is mounted in air or vacuum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel Maier, Joerg Muchow, Corinna Koepernik, Helmut Grutzeck, Rainer Straub, Stefan Mark, Thorsten Balslink
  • Patent number: 10222609
    Abstract: A micromirror assembly is described as including a spring-mounted mirror and at least one stop unit, which is designed to restrict a movement of the mirror in the event of a movement of the mirror in a predefined direction out of its idle position. Furthermore, the invention relates to a projection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Rainer Straub, Stefan Pinter, Johannes Baader, Andreas Duell, Frederic Njikam Njimonzie, Joerg Muchow, Helmut Grutzeck, Stefan Mark
  • Patent number: 10175473
    Abstract: A micromirror array is provided having a mirror membrane, including a first supporting element, including for each first supporting element, a first coupling element that is located between the mirror membrane and the particular first supporting element and is formed to mechanically couple the particular first supporting element to the mirror membrane; having at least one second supporting element that is mechanically coupled to the at least one first supporting element; and having a second coupling element for each second supporting element that is formed to be mechanically contacted. Also a method for manufacturing a micromirror array according to the present inventions described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Joerg Muchow, Rainer Straub, Johannes Baader
  • Publication number: 20180314056
    Abstract: A micromechanical constituent includes an actuator designed to impart to a displaceable element a first displacement motion around a first rotation axis and a second displacement motion around a second rotation axis oriented tiltedly with respect to the first rotation axis, the actuator including a permanent magnet on a first spring element and a one second permanent magnet on a second spring element, where the first permanent magnet is excitable to perform a first translational motion tiltedly with respect to the first rotation axis and tiltedly with respect to the second rotation axis, and the second permanent magnet is excitable to perform a second translational motion directed oppositely to the first translational motion, causing the second displacement motion of the displaceable element around the second rotation axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicants: Robert Bosch GmbH, Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Schatz, Joerg Muchow, Mirko Hattass, Stefan Pinter, Thorsten Balslink