Patents by Inventor Rainer Straub

Rainer Straub 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: 20200361765
    Abstract: A micromechanical apparatus and a corresponding production method are described. The micromechanical apparatus encompasses a base substrate having a front side and a rear side; and a cap substrate, at least one surrounding trench having non-flat side walls being embodied in the front side of the base substrate; the front side of the base substrate and the trench being coated with at least one metal layer; the non-flat side walls of the trench being covered nonconformingly with the metal so that they do not form an electrical current path in a direction extending perpendicularly to the front side; and a closure, in particular a seal-glass closure, being embodied in the region of the trench between the base substrate and the cap substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Johannes Baader, Nicolas Schorr, Rainer Straub, Stefan Pinter, Tina Steigert
  • Publication number: 20200355107
    Abstract: A method for the operation of a particulate filter in an exhaust aftertreatment system of a combustion engine (200) with the following steps: set up (111, 116) a pressure difference model, which models a measured pressure difference (?p) which drops across the particulate filter (210) as a function (220) of a volume flow ({dot over (V)}) through the particulate filter (210) with an offset value (a0, C); measure (120) multiple measurement values (245) for the pressure difference (?p) at different volume flows ({dot over (V)}) and solve (130) the pressure difference model as a function of the pressure difference (?p), whereby the offset value (a0, C) is also determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Alexandre Wagner, Benedikt Alt, Fabian Straub, Thomas Baumann, Christoph Schweizer, Michael Drung, Oliver Krannich, Rainer Maier, Tobias Zolg
  • 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
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 20180252912
    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: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Benjamin Steuer, Frederic Njikam Njimonzie, Joerg Muchow, Rainer Straub, Stefan Pinter
  • Publication number: 20180194616
    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: May 24, 2016
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Joerg Muchow, Rainer Straub, Stefan Pinter
  • Patent number: 10001643
    Abstract: A micromirror device including a drive unit, which includes a movable drive element, which is situated in a first plane, and a guiding device, and a mirror, which is elastically coupled to the drive element and is situated in the idle position in a second plane, which is in parallel to the first plane, the guiding device being designed to guide a movement of the drive element on a straight line situated in the first plane. Furthermore, a corresponding projection device is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Rainer Straub, Johannes Baader, Andreas Duell, Frederic Njikam Njimonzie, Joerg Muchow, Helmut Grutzeck
  • Patent number: 9935077
    Abstract: An apparatus for eutectic bonding includes (a) a bonding frame that includes two substrates and (b) a frame device situated on the substrates, the frame device including two frames, the apparatus being usable to develop a eutectic, formed during bonding, in a spatially defined manner, whereby a volume formed by the frames and the substrates can be filled up completely with the eutectic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Ralf Hausner, Andreas Duell, Johannes Baader, Rainer Straub
  • Patent number: 9885866
    Abstract: A mirror system including a mirror that is mounted in a manner that permits oscillation, having a coil and at least one first spring that intercouples the mirror and the coil in a way that allows the coil to be placed as a counterweight to the oscillating mirror. Also a corresponding projection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Rainer Straub, Kerrin Doessel, Johannes Baader, Frederic Njikam Njimonzie, Joerg Muchow, Frank Schatz, Helmut Grutzeck, Simon Armbruster, Zoltan Lestyan, Stefan Leidich, Jochen Franz
  • Patent number: 9764945
    Abstract: A micromechanical component and a corresponding test method for a micromechanical component are described. The micromechanical component includes at least one first region, which is elastically connected to a second region via a spring device, a resistor element, which is situated in and/or on the spring device and is at least partially interruptible in the event of damage to the spring device, and a detection device, which is electrically connected to the resistor element, for detecting an interruption in the resistor element and for generating a corresponding detection signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Sebastian Reiss, Simon Armbruster, Helmut Grutzeck, Joerg Muchow, Frederic Njikam Njimonzie, Johannes Baader, Rainer Straub, Wolfgang Heinzelmann
  • Patent number: 9725311
    Abstract: A micromechanical component includes: a hermetically sealed housing; a first functional element that is situated inside the housing; a first structured electrically conductive layer that contacts the first functional element and that is situated inside the housing; and a second structured electrically conductive layer, the first conductive layer being electrically contacted via the second conductive layer, and the second conductive layer being electrically contacted laterally through the housing via a hermetic through-contacting in the second conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Jochen Franz, Simon Armbruster, Helmut Grutzeck, Joerg Muchow, Frederic Njikam Njimonzie, Andreas Duell, Johannes Baader, Stefan Liebing, Rainer Straub
  • Publication number: 20170205621
    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: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: Joerg MUCHOW, Rainer STRAUB, Johannes BAADER
  • Publication number: 20170146792
    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: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Rainer Straub, Stefan Pinter, Johannes Baader, Andreas Duell, Frederic Njikam Njimonzie, Joerg Muchow, Helmut Grutzeck, Stefan Mark
  • Publication number: 20170108693
    Abstract: A micromirror device including a drive unit, which includes a movable drive element, which is situated in a first plane, and a guiding device, and a mirror, which is elastically coupled to the drive element and is situated in the idle position in a second plane, which is in parallel to the first plane, the guiding device being designed to guide a movement of the drive element on a straight line situated in the first plane. Furthermore, a corresponding projection device is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Rainer Straub, Johannes Baader, Andreas Duell, Frederic Njikam Njimonzie, Joerg Muchow, Helmut Grutzeck