Patents by Inventor Robert Hettler

Robert Hettler 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: 20210140745
    Abstract: A metal fixing material leadthrough for igniters of airbags and/or belt tighteners includes at least one metal pin fused into a glass or glass-ceramic fixing material in a through-opening of a main body. The metal is present in a post-heated state, with an interface between the fixing material and the metal pin and an additional interface between the fixing material and an inner surface of the through-opening. The at least one metal pin, at least in its core region, consists of stainless steel, such as a chromium-containing stainless steel, the stainless steel having a thermal expansion coefficient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Thomas Pfeiffer, Helmut Hartl, Reinhard Ranftl, Ondrej Rousek, Susumu Nishiwaki, Robert Hettler
  • Publication number: 20210130758
    Abstract: A biocompatible composite element for a bioreactor is provided that includes an outer frame and an inner component. The outer frame is a polymeric material. The outer frame can be inseparably attached to a wall of the bioreactor. The inner component is a transparent material selected from a group consisting of glass, sapphire, and glass ceramic. The inner component is secured in the outer component in an inseparable hermetically tight manner. The inner component is configured for a spectral process control through the transparent material of the inner component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Christian Ott, Robert Hettler, Christoph Stangl, Helena Blümel, Reinhard Ecker
  • Patent number: 10948122
    Abstract: Pipe insulation includes indicia thereon to facilitate differentiating the pipe insulation from other pipe insulation, even when a majority of the pipe insulation is not visible to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: David Eugene Musick, Neil Robert Hettler, Timothy R. Clancy
  • Publication number: 20210043439
    Abstract: A glass-metal feedthrough includes: an external conductor including steel, having a coefficient of expansion ?external, and having an opening formed therein; an internal conductor disposed in the opening, the internal conductor including steel and having a coefficient of expansion ?internal. The external conductor and the internal conductor are configured to not release nickel when in contact with a human or animal body or biological cells of a cell culture. A glass material surrounds the internal conductor within the opening and has a coefficient of expansion ?glass. The coefficient of expansion ?external of the external conductor and the coefficient of expansion ?internal of the internal conductor both are greater than the coefficient of expansion ?glass of the glass material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: Schott AG
    Inventor: Robert Hettler
  • Publication number: 20210040429
    Abstract: A bioreactor is provided that includes a container for receiving fluid media that contain biological material and a passage with a passage opening between an interior of the container and an exterior of the container. The bioreactor includes a holder configured to hold a sensor that extends at least partially in the passage opening of the passage. The holder has a sensor chamber and a fine-pored glass layer with a pore size of up to 0.2 ?m. The fine-pored glass layer bounds the sensor chamber at least partially, whereby, in particular, an exchange of fluids between the interior of the container for receiving fluid media that contain biological material and the interior of the sensor chamber is made possible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Christian Ott, Robert Hettler
  • Publication number: 20210033804
    Abstract: A transistor outline (TO) package including a header with at least one optoelectronic device and a pot-shaped metal cap bonded to the header such that a hermetically sealed interior is formed for arranging the at least one optoelectronic device therein. The metal cap includes a window, which is transmissive to electromagnetic radiation, a lateral wall, and an end wall. A portion of the lateral wall and a portion of the end wall are formed with an increased thickness towards the interior compared to a portion of the lateral wall adjacent to the header. The thickened lateral wall portion and the thickened end wall portion have an identical wall thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: Schott AG
    Inventors: Robert Hettler, Georg Mittermeier
  • Patent number: 10908371
    Abstract: A transistor outline (TO) package including a header with at least one optoelectronic device. The header is bonded to a pot-shaped metal cap, which has a window that is transmissive to electromagnetic radiation, such that the at least one optoelectronic device is arranged in a hermetically sealed interior. The wall of the metal cap has at least one lateral wall portion and/or end wall portion which is thickened towards the interior compared to a portion of the lateral wall of the metal cap adjacent to the header.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Robert Hettler, Georg Mittermeier
  • Publication number: 20200399575
    Abstract: A biocompatible composite element for a bioreactor is provided that includes an outer frame and an inner component. The outer frame is a polymeric material. The outer frame can be inseparably attached to a wall of the bioreactor. The inner component is a transparent material selected from a group consisting of glass, sapphire, and glass ceramic. The inner component is secured in the outer component in an inseparable hermetically tight manner. The inner component is configured for a spectral process control through the transparent material of the inner component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Christian Ott, Robert Hettler, Christoph Stangl, Helena Blümel, Reinhard Ecker
  • Publication number: 20200381147
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a glass-metal feedthrough, composed of an outer conductor or a basic body, a glass material or glass-ceramic material, and an inner conductor. The inner conductor is preferably a metal pin and the inner conductor is sealed in the outer conductor, in particular basic body, in the glass or glass-ceramic material. The metal pin comprises a material with high conductivity and/or low contact resistance, as well as a sleeve element that surrounds the metal pin at least partially.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Robert Hettler, Wee Kiat Chai, Rainer Graf
  • Publication number: 20200282112
    Abstract: An autoclavable medical device is provided that includes a metal housing having an electrical conductor embedded in an inorganic fixing material. The conductor and fixing material define an electrical feedthrough that extends from an interior of the housing through at least a portion of the fixing material. The electrical feedthrough forms part of a sensor of an actuation means for the autoclavable medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: SCHOTT AG
    Inventor: Robert HETTLER
  • Patent number: 10707642
    Abstract: A housing for an electronic component, in particular for a laser diode, is provided. The housing includes a mounting area for the electronic component and has a lateral wall provided with a feedthrough for a light guide. The base wall of a basic body of the housing has both a heat sink for a thermoelectric cooler and a plurality of feedthroughs for pins for electrically connecting the electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Robert Hettler, Michelle Fang
  • Publication number: 20200194965
    Abstract: A housing for an electronic component, in particular for a laser diode, is provided. The housing includes a mounting area for the electronic component and has a lateral wall provided with a feedthrough for a light guide. The base wall of a basic body of the housing has both a heat sink for a thermoelectric cooler and a plurality of feedthroughs for pins for electrically connecting the electronic component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Robert Hettler, Michelle Fang
  • Patent number: 10655324
    Abstract: An exemplary foam insulation board includes a plurality of insulation panels hingeably connected by hinged portions. The foam insulation board has a folded configuration and an unfolded configuration. The hinged portions allow the insulation panels to fold flat against each other in the folded configuration. The plurality of insulation panels includes a first insulation panel and a plurality of additional insulation panels, one of which is adjacent to the first insulation panel. The first insulation panel also includes a starter portion that extends beyond at least the adjacent insulation panel of the additional panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Neil Robert Hettler, Matthew Gawryla
  • Publication number: 20200067265
    Abstract: A transistor outline package is provided that includes a header having an upper surface, a lower surface, an inner surface, and a mounting area for an optoelectronic component in the inner surface. The header has a signal pin configured to connect an optoelectronic component. The signal pin is disposed in a feedthrough and protrudes from the lower surface. A printed circuit board attached on the signal pin substantially coaxially thereto. The printed circuit board is mechanically and electrically connected to the header by a metal block arranged adjacent to the feedthrough to provide grounding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Robert Hettler, Artit Aowudomsuk, Kenneth Tan, Karsten Droegemueller
  • Publication number: 20200066506
    Abstract: A body, such as a lamp body, includes a tubular element. At least one conductor is introduced into the tubular element and a glass material surrounds the conductor. The glass material forms a seal between the tubular element and the conductor. The glass material comprises a sintered glass, such as a sintered glass ring, and may completely surround the conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: Schott AG
    Inventors: Fritz Wintersteller, Helena Blümel, Robert Hettler, Chris Wanless
  • Publication number: 20200064572
    Abstract: A transistor outline package is provided that includes a header with a mounting area for an optoelectronic component. The header has a signal pin disposed in a feedthrough. The feedthrough is filled with an insulating material made of glass and/or glass ceramic. The feedthrough has a recessed area on at least one side that is not completely filled up with the insulating material. The recessed area defines a cavity at least partially around the signal pin and the signal pin has an enlarged portion in the recessed area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Robert Hettler, Artit Aowudomsuk, Kenneth Tan, Karsten Droegemueller
  • Patent number: 10564327
    Abstract: An integral homogeneous rod lens and the manufacturing thereof from a raw glass body are provided by melting the raw glass body in a mold, whereby a protruding part of the raw glass body deforms into a dome shape with a spherical or nearly spherical surface that defines a convex lens portion of the rod lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Robert Hettler, Frank Gindele, Edgar Pawlowski
  • Publication number: 20200027715
    Abstract: A glass-metal feedthrough consists of an external conductor, a glass material and an internal conductor. The internal conductor has a coefficient of expansion ?internal, the glass material has a coefficient of expansion ?glass, and the external conductor has a coefficient of expansion ?external. The coefficient of expansion of the internal conductor ?internal is greater than the coefficient of expansion of the glass material ?glass and the coefficient of expansion of the external conductor ?external is at least 2 ppm/K, such as at least 4 ppm/K, greater than the coefficient of expansion of the glass material ?glass in the temperature range of 20° C. to the glass transformation temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: Schott AG
    Inventor: Robert Hettler
  • Publication number: 20190376630
    Abstract: An exemplary duct system includes a rigid duct member, a first duct connector connected to the rigid duct member, a first sealing member disposed between the rigid duct member and the first duct connector, a flexible duct, a second duct connector connected to the flexible duct, and a second sealing member disposed between the first duct connector and the second duct connector. The first duct connector is assembled to the second duct connector to compress the second sealing member and form a seal between the first duct connector and the second duct connector and thereby form a seal between the rigid duct member and the flexible duct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Howard Smith, Neil Robert Hettler, Katrina Keeley, Weigang Qi, David H. Wolf, Clarke Berdan, II, Frank Sidney Tyler, James Rinne
  • Publication number: 20190309241
    Abstract: A photobioreactor with a device for emitting electromagnetic radiation, a device for emitting electromagnetic radiation for a photobioreactor, as well as methods of use, are provided. The photobioreactor includes a container for holding fluid media containing biological material and an electromagnetic radiation emitting device. The electromagnetic radiation emitting device has a housing with a source for emitting electromagnetic radiation arranged therein. The electromagnetic radiation emitting device including the housing thereof is arranged inside the container for holding biological material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Christian Ott, Robert Hettler