Patents by Inventor Peter Merz

Peter Merz 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: 8908650
    Abstract: An interface, apparatus, and method are described for communication between a radio control (REC) node and first and second radio equipment (RE) nodes in a radio base station that transceives information over radio interface using multiple antenna carriers. The REC node is separate from and coupled to the first RE node by a first transmission link, and the second RE node coupled to the first RE by a second transmission link. Both control information and user information intended for communication between the REC node and the first RE node and the REC and the second RE node are conveyed over the first transmission link. The first RE node also conveys information between the REC and second RE node. Many advantageous features are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignees: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ), NEC Corporation, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., SIEMENS AG, Nortel Networks S.A.
    Inventors: Torbjöm Aarflot, Jacob Osterling, Thomas Ostman, Armin Splett, Hans Kröner, Peter Merz, Bernd Hassler, Patrick Lagrange, Eric Georgeaux, Toshifumi Sato, Hizuru Nawata, Kenichiro Yagawa, Yang Ganghua, Lan Haiqing, Lin Zhibin, Rolf Kramer
  • Patent number: 8794066
    Abstract: The invention relates to a micromechanical Coriolis rate of rotation sensor for detecting rates of rotation with components around measuring axes in three spatial directions which are orthogonal to one another. The Coriolis rate of rotation sensor has a substrate, a detection mass and at least two drive masses, wherein the drive masses can each be driven to perform a primary movement relative to the substrate. The direction of the primary movement of one of the at least two drive masses is perpendicular to the direction of the primary movement of another of the at least two drive masses. The detection mass is coupled to the drive masses. The invention also relates to an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and to a method for detecting rates of rotation in three spatial directions which are orthogonal to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten E.V.
    Inventors: Peter Merz, Manfred Weiss
  • Patent number: 8546928
    Abstract: The present application relates to a multiple component which is to be subsequently individualized by forming components containing active structures, in addition to a corresponding component which can be used in microsystem technology systems. The multiple component and/or component comprises a flat substrate and also a flat cap structure which are bound to each other such that they surround at least one first and one second cavity per component, which are sealed against each other and towards the outside. The first of the two cavities is provided with getter material and due to the getter material has a different internal pressure and/or a different gas composition than the second cavity. The present application also relates to a method for producing the type of component and/or components for which gas mixtures of various types of gas have a different absorption ratio in relation to the getter material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e. V.
    Inventors: Peter Merz, Wolfgang Reinert, Marten Oldsen, Oliver Schwarzelbach
  • Patent number: 8215168
    Abstract: A rotation rate sensor for sensing a rotation ? by which the sensor is rotated has a substrate and a driving and sensing arrangement located substantially flat in an X-Y plane above a substrate surface of the substrate and having a center. The driving and sensing arrangement has a drive mass and a sense mass that are arranged at different spacings from the center of the driving and sensing arrangement symmetrically about the center. The oscillation modes of the drive mass and the sense mass are partially transmittable onto one another and are partially decoupled. The rotation ? is sensed in that a tilting of the sense mass out of a surface plane of the driving and sensing arrangement is sensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e. V.
    Inventors: Peter Merz, Manfred Weiss
  • Publication number: 20120017677
    Abstract: The invention relates to a micromechanical Coriolis rate of rotation sensor for detecting rates of rotation with components around measuring axes in three spatial directions which are orthogonal to one another. The Coriolis rate of rotation sensor has a substrate, a detection mass and at least two drive masses, wherein the drive masses can each be driven to perform a primary movement relative to the substrate. The direction of the primary movement of one of the at least two drive masses is perpendicular to the direction of the primary movement of another of the at least two drive masses. The detection mass is coupled to the drive masses. The invention also relates to an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and to a method for detecting rates of rotation in three spatial directions which are orthogonal to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2009
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventors: Peter Merz, Manfred Weiss
  • Patent number: 8062467
    Abstract: Two-component adhesives (K), which includes two components K1 and K2. Component K1 includes at least one epoxy resin A with more than one epoxy group per molecule on average; at least one epoxy adduct B with more than one epoxy group per molecule on average that is an epoxy adduct of type B1 and optionally combined with an epoxy adduct of type B2; at least one reaction product F between an epoxy adduct B and a compound C, which has at least two isocyanate groups, in addition to at least one curing agent D for epoxy resins, which is activated by increased temperature. The component K2 comprises a compound E, which includes at least two isocyanate groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Sika Technology
    Inventors: Peter Merz, Jurgen Finter
  • Patent number: 8039950
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cover wafer with a core and with an inside, whereby the inside has one or more annular outer areas, (an) annular area(s), which inwardly adjoin(s) the outer area(s), and has (a) inner area(s), and to a component cover with only one annular outer area on its inside. The invention is characterized in that at least area(s) has/have a buffer layer, which has a wetting angle of <35° for a metallic eutectic solution that melts in a range of >265° C. to 450° C. The invention also relates to a component cover having one of the areas which has said buffer layer in a comparable manner. The invention additionally relates to a wafer component or to a component, which can be inserted using microsystem technology and which has a cover wafer or component cover applied with the aid of a solder material, and to a method for the production thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V.
    Inventors: Marten Oldsen, Wolfgang Reinert, Peter Merz
  • Patent number: 8015843
    Abstract: A method and a device are disclosed for follow-up treatment of the contour of the surface of at least one optical lens, in particular a microlens which is made of glass or a glass-type material and which has a convex lens surface delimited by a circumferential line abutting on a plane section surrounding the circumferential line and which has a lens underside facing the convex lens surface. Along the circumferential line of the optical lens on the plane section is placed a device perfectly matching the circumferential line and at least laterally bordering the convex lens surface, the optical lens is heated to a temperature of at least the transformation temperature of glass or glass-type material, pressure equalization prevails between the convex lens surface and the lens underside, after a certain period of time, during which the optical lens undergoes the temperature treatment and subsequent cooling below the transformation temperature, the device is removed from the optical lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaftzur Forderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V.
    Inventors: Hans-Joachim Quenzer, Peter Merz, Uwe Bott
  • Publication number: 20110032910
    Abstract: An interface, apparatus, and method are described for communication between a radio equipment control (REC) node and first and second radio equipment (RE) nodes in a radio base station that transceives information over radio interface using multiple antenna carriers. The REC node is separate from and coupled to the first RE node by a first transmission link, and the second RE node coupled to the first RE by a second transmission link. Both control information and user information intended for communication between the REC node and the first RE node and the REC and the second RE node are conveyed over the first transmission link. The first RE node also conveys information between the REC and second RE node. Many advantageous features are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2005
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventors: TorBjom Aarflot, Jacob Osterling, Thomas Ostman, Armin Splett, Hans Kroner, Peter Merz, Werner Korte, Rolf Kramer, Bernd Hassler, Patrick Lagrange, Eric Georgeaux, Toshifumi Sato, Hizuru Nawata, Kenichio Yagawa, Yang Ganghua, Lan Haiqing, Lin Zhibin
  • Patent number: 7739900
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method for testing the leakage rate of an encapsulated device comprising the step: bombing the device with a neon and/or argon atmosphere using a bombing pressure of at least more than environmental pressure and measuring the quality factor before and after bombing. Preferably, the bombing time is about 10 to 100 hours, and the bombing pressure is 1.5 to 100 bar, more preferably 1.5 to 5 bar and most preferably about 4 bar. With this test, the leakage rate of fine leaks of the device may be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foederung der Angewandten Forschung E.V.
    Inventors: Wolfgang Reinert, Dirk Kaehler, Peter Merz
  • Patent number: 7726154
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for producing single microlenses or an arrays of microlenses composed of a glass-type material, in which method a first substrate is provided with a surface containing impressions over which a second substrate composed of a glass-type material is placed at least partially overlapping it and is joined therewith under vacuum conditions. The substrate composite is tempered in such a manner that the second substrate softens and flows into the impressions of the first substrate, thereby structuring the side of the second substrate facing away from the first substrate in order to form at least one microlens surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V.
    Inventors: Hans Joachim Quenzer, Peter Merz, Uwe Bott
  • Patent number: 7716950
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for producing single microlenses or an arrays of microlenses composed of a glass-type material, in which method a first substrate is provided with a surface containing impressions over which a second substrate composed of a glass-type material is placed at least partially overlapping it and is joined therewith under vacuum conditions. The substrate composite is tempered in such a manner that the second substrate softens and flows into the impressions of the first substrate, thereby structuring the side of the second substrate facing away from the first substrate in order to form at least one microlens surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V.
    Inventors: Hans Joachim Quenzer, Peter Merz, Uwe Bott
  • Publication number: 20100083756
    Abstract: A rotation rate sensor for sensing a rotation ? by which the sensor is rotated has a substrate and a driving and sensing arrangement located substantially flat in an X-Y plane above a substrate surface of the substrate and having a center. The driving and sensing arrangement has a drive mass and a sense mass that are arranged at different spacings from the center of the driving and sensing arrangement symmetrically about the center. The oscillation modes of the drive mass and the sense mass are partially transmittable onto one another and are partially decoupled. The rotation ? is sensed in that a tilting of the sense mass out of a surface plane of the driving and sensing arrangement is sensed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Applicant: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foeerderung der angewa
    Inventors: Peter Merz, Manfred Weiss
  • Publication number: 20100025845
    Abstract: The present application relates to a multiple component which is to be subsequently individualized by forming components containing active structures, in addition to a corresponding component which can be used in microsystem technology systems. The multiple component and/or component comprises a flat substrate and also a flat cap structure which are bound to each other such that they surround at least one first and one second cavity per component, which are sealed against each other and towards the outside. The first of the two cavities is provided with getter material and due to the getter material has a different internal pressure and/or a different gas composition than the second cavity. The present application also relates to a method for producing the type of component and/or components for which gas mixtures of various types of gas have a different absorption ratio in relation to the getter material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2007
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventors: Peter Merz, Wolfgang Reinert, Marten Oldsen, Oliver Schwarzelbach
  • Patent number: 7646751
    Abstract: An interface, apparatus, and method are described for communication between a radio equipment control (REC) node and a radio equipment (RE) node in a radio base station that tranceives information over radio interface using multiple antenna carriers. The REC node is separate from and coupled to the RE node by a transmission link. Both control information and user information are generated for transmission over the transmission link from one of the REC node and the RE node to the other. Many advantageous interface features are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignees: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ), Siemens AG
    Inventors: Jacob Osterling, Klas Sjerling, Franz Heiser, Armin Splett, Hans Kroner, Peter Merz, Werner Korte, Rolf Kramer, legal representative, Patrick Lagrange, Eric Georgeaux, Toshifumi Sato, Yang Ganghua, Lan Haiqing, Lin Zhibin
  • Publication number: 20090288449
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for producing single microlenses or an arrays of microlenses composed of a glass-type material, in which method a first substrate is provided with a surface containing impressions over which a second substrate composed of a glass-type material is placed at least partially overlapping it and is joined therewith under vacuum conditions. The substrate composite is tempered in such a manner that the second substrate softens and flows into the impressions of the first substrate, thereby structuring the side of the second substrate facing away from the first substrate in order to form at least one microlens surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Applicant: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: HANS JOACHIM QUENZER, Peter Merz, Uwe Bott
  • Publication number: 20090000865
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sound-absorbing coating for an elastic structure (1) made of at least two polymers, comprising at least one coating layer (2) closer to the elastic structure (1) and made of at least one polymer A and at least one coating layer (3) farther from the elastic structure (1) and made of at least one polymer B, the latter coating layer (3) being applied immediately on said at least one polymer A so as to form an integral composite effecting a loss factor in the range of from 0.01 to 0.6 in a temperature range of from ?20° C. to +80° C. The invention also relates to a process for preparing such a coating and the use of such a coating for making sound-absorbing coatings, for example on automotive vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2004
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Applicants: BMW AG, SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Peter Zisch, Peter Merz, Norman Blank
  • Publication number: 20080317995
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cover wafer with a core (1) and with an inside (7, 10, 11), whereby the inside has one or more annular outer areas (7), (an) annular area(s) (10), which inwardly adjoin(s) the outer area(s), and has (a) inner area(s) (11), and to a component cover with only one annular outer area on its inside. The invention is characterized in that at least area(s) (10) has/have a buffer layer, which has a wetting angle of <35° for a metallic eutectic solution that melts in a range of >265° C. to 450° C. The invention also relates to a component cover having one of the areas (7), (10) and (11), which has said buffer layer in a comparable manner. The invention additionally relates to a wafer component or to a component, which can be inserted using microsystem technology and which has a cover wafer or component cover applied with the aid of the solder material, and to a method for the production thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Inventors: Marten Oldsen, Wolfgang Reinert, Peter Merz
  • Publication number: 20080225816
    Abstract: An interface, apparatus, and method are described for communication between a radio equipment control (REC) node and a radio equipment (RE) node in a radio base station that tranceives information over radio interface using multiple antenna carriers. The REC node is separate from and coupled to the RE node by a transmission link. Both control information and user information are generated for transmission over the transmission link from one of the REC node and the RE node to the other. Many advantageous interface features are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2004
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Inventors: Jacob Osterling, Klas Sjerling, Franz Heiser, Armin Splett, Hans Kroner, Peter Merz, Werner Korte, Patrick Lagrange, Eric Georgeaux, Toshifumi Sato, Yang Ganghua, Lan Haioing, Lin Zhibin
  • Patent number: 7416961
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for structuring a flat substrate consisting of a glass-type material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Hans-Joachim Quenzer, Arne Veit Schulz, Bernd Wagner, Peter Merz