Patents by Inventor Mirko Hattass

Mirko Hattass 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: 10996083
    Abstract: A sensor system for attaching a sensor set-up to a vehicle, including the sensor set-up having a housing and a sensor; a connecting assembly mountable to the vehicle, the sensor set-up being fastened to the connecting assembly, the sensor set-up being adjustable by at least one degree of freedom with respect to the connecting assembly; and at least one heat pipe, which connects the sensor set-up and the connecting assembly in a thermally conductive manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Greiner, Michael Zoeller, Mirko Hattass, Romy Wein
  • Publication number: 20200355802
    Abstract: A scanning-system including transmit/receive paths, a transmitter, a receiver and a rotating-scanning-device. The transmitter emits radiation which propagates along an optical-axis on the transmit-path. The radiation from the target-object is detected by the receiver on the receive-path. The rotating-scanning-device includes an optical-system and a rotating-deflection-unit, which deflects the radiation of the transmit/receive paths. The optical-system includes a first-focusing-unit and a rotating-second-focusing-unit. The movements of the rotating-deflection-unit and the rotating-second-focusing-unit occur synchronously to ensure an alignment of the deflected radiation with the second-focusing-unit. The first-focusing-unit reproduces the radiation emitted by the transmitter on the rotating-deflection-unit so that the beam-diameter on the rotating-deflection-unit is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Annemarie Holleczek, Benjamin Schmidt, Mirko Hattass, Remigius Has
  • Publication number: 20200271759
    Abstract: A LIDAR system that includes a laser unit, a receiving unit, and a cooling device for generating a cooling airflow. The laser unit, the receiving unit, and the cooling device are situated rotatingly about a rotational axis, so that the cooling airflow for cooling the rotating components is generated by the LIDAR system itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Mirko Hattass, Michael Zoeller, Alexander Greiner, Remigius Has
  • Patent number: 10753743
    Abstract: A micromechanical yaw rate sensor includes a substrate and a rotationally oscillating mass having a rotationally oscillating mass bearing. The rotationally oscillating mass bearing includes a rocker bar, a rocker spring rod which resiliently connects the rocker bar to the substrate, and two support spring rods which resiliently connect, on opposite sides of the rocker spring rod, the rocker bar to the rotationally oscillating mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Reinhard Neul, Torsten Ohms, Robert Maul, Mirko Hattass, Christian Hoeppner, Odd-Axel Pruetz, Benjamin Schmidt, Rolf Scheben, Friedjof Heuck
  • Patent number: 10753742
    Abstract: A micromechanical rate-of-rotation sensor includes a first Coriolis element. The micromechanical rate-of-rotation sensor further includes a first drive beam arranged along the first Coriolis element. The first drive beam is coupled via a first spring to the first Coriolis element. The micromechanical rate-of-rotation sensor further includes a first drive electrode carrier extending from the first drive beam in a direction opposite to the first Coriolis element. The first drive electrode carrier is configured to carry a multiplicity of first drive electrodes extending parallel to the first drive beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Reinhard Neul, Torsten Ohms, Robert Maul, Mirko Hattass, Christian Hoeppner, Odd-Axel Pruetz, Benjamin Schmidt, Rolf Scheben, Friedjof Heuck
  • Patent number: 10704909
    Abstract: A rotation rate sensor including a substrate having a principal plane of extension, and a structure movable with respect to the substrate; the structure being excitable from a neutral position into an oscillation having a movement component substantially parallel to a driving direction, which is substantially parallel to the principal plane of extension. To induce the oscillation, the rotation rate sensor includes a comb electrode moved along with the structure and a comb electrode fixed in position relative to the substrate. The excitation is produced by applying a voltage to the moving comb electrode and/or to the stationary comb electrode. Due to a rotation rate of the rotation rate sensor about an axis running substantially perpendicularly to the driving direction and substantially perpendicularly to the detection direction, a force applied to the structure with a force component along a detection direction substantially perpendicular to the driving direction is detectable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Patrick Wellner, Burkhard Kuhlmann, Mirko Hattass
  • Patent number: 10655965
    Abstract: A rotation rate sensor having a first structure movable with respect to the substrate, a second structure movable with respect to the substrate and with respect to the first structure, a first drive structure for deflecting the first structure with a motion component parallel to a first axis, and a second drive structure for deflecting the second structure with a motion component parallel to the first axis. The first and second structures are excitable to oscillate in counter-phase, with motion components parallel to the first axis, the first drive structure having a first spring mounted on the substrate to counteract a pivoting of the first structure around an axis parallel to a second axis extending perpendicularly to a principal extension plane, the second drive structure having a second spring mounted on the substrate to counteracts a pivoting of the second structure around a further axis parallel to the second axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Benjamin Schmidt, Andreas Lassl, Burkhard Kuhlmann, Christian Hoeppner, Mirko Hattass, Thorsten Balslink
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200079178
    Abstract: A sensor unit including a housing having cooling fins, and a cooling attachment which is mounted on the cooling fins and has a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet, so that a fluid is able to flow along the cooling fins, the placement of the cooling fins and the cooling attachment between the fluid inlet and the fluid outlet allowing a predefined temperature gradient to be adjusted on the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Debora Maria Mitter Marques, Ingmar Schultz, Markus Kienzle, Mirko Hattass, Thomas Maurer
  • Patent number: 10557710
    Abstract: A rotation rate sensor including a substrate having a main plane of extension, a first rotation rate sensor structure for detecting a first rotation rate about an axis that is in parallel to a first axis extending in parallel to the main plane of extension, and a second rotation rate sensor structure for detecting a second rotation rate about an axis that is parallel to a second axis extending perpendicularly with respect to the main plane of extension. Also included is drive device for deflecting a first structure of the first rotation rate sensor structure, and a second structure of the first rotation rate sensor structure, and also for deflecting a third structure of the second rotation rate sensor structure, and a fourth structure of the second rotation rate sensor structure, in such a way that the first, second, third, and fourth structures are excitable into a mechanically coupled oscillation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Lassl, Benjamin Schmidt, Burkhard Kuhlmann, Mirko Hattass, Thorsten Balslink, Christian Hoeppner
  • Publication number: 20200033459
    Abstract: A stabilized LiDAR system and a method for stabilization. The LiDAR system includes a laser, the laser being designed for emission of monochromatic LiDAR radiation within a wavelength working range; a thermocouple element configured to set the working temperature of the laser; a means for evaluation, designed to determine, from the radiation emitted by the laser, a measure for the deviation from an actual wavelength of the radiation to a setpoint wavelength within the wavelength working range of the laser; and a means for regulation, designed to control the thermocouple element on the basis of the measure of deviation determined by the means for evaluation, in such a way that the working temperature of the laser is set to a value, at which the emitted monochromatic LiDAR radiation corresponds to the setpoint radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Mirko Hattass, Timo Knecht
  • Patent number: 10502569
    Abstract: A rotation rate sensor includes a first rotationally suspended mass that exhibits a first axis of rotation. The first mass includes a first rotation-rate-measuring element that captures a first rate of rotation about the first axis of rotation and that outputs the first rate of rotation in a first signal. The sensor further includes a second rotationally suspended mass that exhibits a second axis of rotation and is arranged parallel to the first axis of rotation. The second mass includes a second rotation-rate-measuring element that captures a second rate of rotation about the second axis of rotation and that outputs the second rate of rotation in a second signal. The sensor further includes a propulsion device that propels the first and second mass and an evaluating device that outputs a difference of the signals as a third rate of rotation to be measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Robert Maul, Mirko Hattass, Christian Hoeppner
  • 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: 20190250017
    Abstract: A sensor system for attaching a sensor set-up to a vehicle, including the sensor set-up having a housing and a sensor; a connecting assembly mountable to the vehicle, the sensor set-up being fastened to the connecting assembly, the sensor set-up being adjustable by at least one degree of freedom with respect to the connecting assembly; and at least one heat pipe, which connects the sensor set-up and the connecting assembly in a thermally conductive manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Alexander Greiner, Michael Zoeller, Mirko Hattass, Romy Wein
  • Patent number: 10260879
    Abstract: A sensor drive includes at least one first seismic mass and an operating apparatus. The operating apparatus is configured to put the first seismic mass into oscillatory motion such that (i) a projection of the oscillatory motion of the first seismic mass onto a first spatial direction is a first harmonic oscillation of the first seismic mass at a first frequency, and (ii) a projection of the oscillatory motion of the first seismic mass onto a second spatial direction oriented at an angle to the first spatial direction is a second harmonic oscillation of the first seismic mass at a second frequency not equal to the first frequency. A method includes operating such a sensor device having at least one seismic mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Robert Maul, Mirko Hattass, Rolf Scheben
  • Patent number: 10241323
    Abstract: A micromechanical device and a method for the two-dimensional deflection of light. The device includes a mirror unit having a mirror surface for deflecting light striking the mirror surface; the mirror unit being rotatably situated about a first axis within a first frame unit and being fastened to the first frame unit; the first frame unit being rotatably situated about a second axis within an actuator structure and being fastened to the actuator structure; the actuator structure including at least four piezoelectric actuator units; and the positions of the at least four piezoelectric actuator units being situated symmetrically with respect to the first axis and also with respect to the second axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Mirko Hattass, Robert Maul
  • Publication number: 20190056226
    Abstract: A micromechanical rate-of-rotation sensor includes a first Coriolis element. The micromechanical rate-of-rotation sensor further includes a first drive beam arranged along the first Coriolis element. The first drive beam is coupled via a first spring to the first Coriolis element. The micromechanical rate-of-rotation sensor further includes a first drive electrode carrier extending from the first drive beam in a direction opposite to the first Coriolis element. The first drive electrode carrier is configured to carry a multiplicity of first drive electrodes extending parallel to the first drive beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Reinhard Neul, Torsten Ohms, Robert Maul, Mirko Hattass, Christian Hoeppner, Odd-Axel Pruetz, Benjamin Schmidt, Rolf Scheben, Friedjof Heuck
  • Publication number: 20180321039
    Abstract: A micromechanical yaw rate sensor includes a substrate and a rotationally oscillating mass having a rotationally oscillating mass bearing. The rotationally oscillating mass bearing includes a rocker bar, a rocker spring rod which resiliently connects the rocker bar to the substrate, and two support spring rods which resiliently connect, on opposite sides of the rocker spring rod, the rocker bar to the rotationally oscillating mass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Reinhard Neul, Torsten Ohms, Robert Maul, Mirko Hattass, Christian Hoeppner, Odd-Axel Pruetz, Benjamin Schmidt, Rolf Scheben, Friedjof Heuck
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180231381
    Abstract: A rotation rate sensor including a substrate having a main plane of extension, a first rotation rate sensor structure for detecting a first rotation rate about an axis that is in parallel to a first axis extending in parallel to the main plane of extension, and a second rotation rate sensor structure for detecting a second rotation rate about an axis that is parallel to a second axis extending perpendicularly with respect to the main plane of extension. Also included is drive device for deflecting a first structure of the first rotation rate sensor structure, and a second structure of the first rotation rate sensor structure, and also for deflecting a third structure of the second rotation rate sensor structure, and a fourth structure of the second rotation rate sensor structure, in such a way that the first, second, third, and fourth structures are excitable into a mechanically coupled oscillation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Lassl, Benjamin Schmidt, Burkhard Kuhlmann, Mirko Hattass, Thorsten Balslink, Christian Hoeppner