Patents by Inventor Robert Weiss

Robert Weiss 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: 20210116355
    Abstract: A method reduces false-positive particle counts detected by an interference particle sensor module, which has a laser and a light detector. The method including: emitting laser light; providing a high-frequency signal during the emission of the laser light, a modulation frequency of the high-frequency signal being between 10-500 MHz; detecting an optical response by the light detector in reaction to the emitted laser light while providing the high-frequency signal, which is arranged such that a detection signal caused by a macroscopic object positioned between a first and second distance is reduced in comparison to a detection signal caused by the macroscopic object at the same position without providing the high-frequency signal. The high-frequency signal is provided to a tuning structure of the particle sensor module which is arranged to modify a resonance frequency of an optical resonator comprised by the laser sensor module upon reception of the high-frequency signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Hans Spruit, Alexander Van der Lee, Philipp Henning Gerlach, Robert Wolf, Robert Weiss, Matthias Falk
  • Patent number: 10935483
    Abstract: An optical particle sensor device comprises an optical emitter device for emitting a multitude of measurement laser beams; a detector device for detecting the measurement laser beams scattered on particles in the vicinity of the optical particle sensor device and for generating a single measuring signal assigned to this for each measurement laser beam; and an evaluation device for determining at least one estimated particle value for the number of particles per volume using at least one single measurement signal, wherein the evaluation device determines at least two estimated particle values for the number of particles per volume, which are based on at least partially different single measurement signals and/or a different number of single measurement signals, and on the basis of at least part of the estimated particle values, determines at least one output value for the particle load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignees: Robert Bosch GmbH, TRUMPF PHOTONIC COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Alexander Van Der Lee, Robert Weiss, Sören Sofke, Hans Spruit, Jens-Alrik Adrian
  • Patent number: 10932374
    Abstract: A process for deforming a flex circuit using a fixture assembly including a base plate having a recess, a wrinkle reducer plate, a stiffening block and a punch. The process including heating the fixture assembly; applying a force to the punch deforming the flex circuit into the recess in the base plate; holding the punch in contact with the flex circuit while heating the fixture assembly; cooling the fixture assembly with the punch in contact with the flex circuit; subsequent to cooling the fixture assembly, removing the force of the punch; and removing the flex circuit from the fixture assembly. The flex circuit having a recessed portion resulting from deforming the flex circuit into the recess in the base plate and a flat portion surrounding the recessed portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Arthur Higby, James Busby, David C. Long, Robert Weiss, Michael Fisher, Tristen Gaudette
  • Publication number: 20210023057
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a new use of compounds that are angiotensin II (Ang II) agonists, more particularly agonists of the Ang II type 2 receptor (the AT2 receptor), and especially agonists that bind selectively to the AT2 receptor, for the prevention or treatment of muscular dystrophy or complications associated with muscular dystrophy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Rasna Sabharwal, Robert Weiss
  • Patent number: 10782221
    Abstract: A system for determining a particle contamination and a method for determining a particle contamination in a measurement environment is provided in which individual particles in the measurement environment are detected (S1), wherein a) an estimate of the number of particles per volume in the measurement environment is ascertained (S2), b) an estimate of the number of particles per volume and characterization information describing the particle source in the measurement information are taken as a basis for ascertaining an output value for the particle contamination in the measurement environment (S3), and c) context-related data are made available and the characterization information is estimated on the basis of the available context-related data (S4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignees: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, TRUMPF PHOTONIC COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Weiss, Alexander Herrmann, Robert Wolf, Alexander Van Der Lee, Wolfram Johannes Martin Lyda, Balazs Jatekos, Robert Weiss, Sören Sofke, Hans Spruit, Jens-Alrik Adrian, Matthias Falk, Dominik Moser
  • Publication number: 20200267830
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a method for creating a secure volume. A method includes adhering a flexible circuit to a surface of an enclosure. A first portion of the flexible circuit extends outward from the perimeter of the enclosure. A second portion of the flexible circuit is adhered to the center portion of the enclosure. Pressure is applied to the flexible circuit to ensure that it is affixed to the enclosure. The flexible circuit and the enclosure are then subjected to an annealing temperature. The duration and temperature are based on the adhesive and flexible circuit material. The extended portion of the flexible circuit is coated with an adhesive and folded over the second portion of the flexible circuit. Pressure is applied to the folded flexible circuit. The folded flexible circuit is then subjected to an annealing temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Arthur Higby, David Long, Michael Fisher, James Busby, John R. Dangler, Robert Weiss, Zachary Thomas Dreiss, Rorie Paul Reyes
  • Publication number: 20200200577
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for determining the absolute value of the flow velocity (v) of a particle-transporting medium. At least two measurement laser beams (L_i) with linearly independent, non-orthogonal measurement directions (b_i) are emitted. The measurement laser beams (L_i) scattered at particles are detected and one measurement signal (m_i) is generated in each case for each measurement laser beam (L_i).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander Van Der Lee, Robert Weiss, Hans Spruit
  • Publication number: 20200187367
    Abstract: A process for deforming a flex circuit using a fixture assembly including a base plate having a recess, a wrinkle reducer plate, a stiffening block and a punch. The process including heating the fixture assembly; applying a force to the punch deforming the flex circuit into the recess in the base plate; holding the punch in contact with the flex circuit while heating the fixture assembly; cooling the fixture assembly with the punch in contact with the flex circuit; subsequent to cooling the fixture assembly, removing the force of the punch; and removing the flex circuit from the fixture assembly. The flex circuit having a recessed portion resulting from deforming the flex circuit into the recess in the base plate and a flat portion surrounding the recessed portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Arthur Higby, James Busby, David C. Long, Robert Weiss, Michael Fisher, Tristen Gaudette
  • Publication number: 20200132582
    Abstract: A system for determining a particle contamination and a method for determining a particle contamination in a measurement environment, is provided in which individual particles in the measurement environment are detected (S1), wherein a) an estimate of the number of particles per volume in the measurement environment is ascertained (S2), b) an estimate of the number of particles per volume and characterization information describing the particle source in the measurement information are taken as a basis for ascertaining an output value for the particle contamination in the measurement environment (S3), and c) context-related data are made available and the characterization information is estimated on the basis of the available context-related data (S4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Stefan Weiss, Alexander Herrmann, Robert Wolf, Alexander Van Der Lee, Wolfram Johannes Martin Lyda, Balazs Jatekos, Robert Weiss, Sören Sofke, Hans Spruit, Jens-Alrik Adrian, Matthias Falk, Dominik Moser
  • Patent number: 10595419
    Abstract: A fixture assembly for deforming a flex circuit that includes: a base plate having a recess; a wrinkle reducer plate having a first cut-out portion aligned with the recess; a stiffening block having a second cut-out portion aligned with the recess and the first cut-out portion; and a punch to slideably engage with the recess, the first cut-out portion and the second cut-out portion; wherein, in operation, a flex circuit is placed between the base plate and wrinkle reducer plate and the punch extends through the first cut-out portion and the second cut-out portion to engage the flex circuit and deform the flex circuit into the recess so that the flex circuit has a formed section in the shape of the recess and a flat section clamped by the wrinkle reducer plate and the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Arthur Higby, James Busby, David C. Long, Robert Weiss, Michael Fisher, Tristen Gaudette
  • Publication number: 20200056981
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optical particle sensor device (1), comprising an optical emitter device (2), which is designed to emit a multitude N of measurement laser beams (Li) into a vicinity of the optical particle sensor device (1); a detector device (3), which is designed to detect the measurement laser beams (Li) scattered on particles in the vicinity of the optical particle sensor device (1) and to generate to generate a single measuring signal (Ei) assigned to this for each measurement laser beam (Li); and an evaluation device (4), which is designed to determine at least one estimated particle value for the number of particles per volume using at least one single measurement signal (Ei).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander Van Der Lee, Robert Weiss, Sören Sofke, Hans Spruit, Jens-Alrik Adrian
  • Patent number: 10429239
    Abstract: A color capture arrangement and a method for correcting a captured brightness of an object are disclosed. In an embodiment the color capture arrangement includes a directed light source configured to direct light towards the object to be identified, evaluation electronics and a color capture device including at least three color identification sensors configured to receiving radiation reflected by the object and funnels as light-guiding elements, wherein each funnel is disposed upstream of a color identification sensor, and wherein at least one of the color identification sensors is a distance sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: SensoPart Industriesensorik GmbH
    Inventors: Manfred Kemmler, Robert Weiss, Dirk Trueper
  • Publication number: 20190211131
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, the present invention provides a novel approach to the addition of plasticizers for softening TPUs, i.e., lowering the durometer and the melt viscosity. This approach involves incorporating bonded sulfonate groups with quaternary ammonium counterions into the TPU. In one or more embodiments of the present invention, the softening of TPU is achieved by incorporating an ionic diol, such as N,N-bis (2-hydroxyethyl)-2-aminoethane-sulfonic acid (BES), coupled with various bulky alkyl ammonium cations, during the chain extension step of the TPU synthesis. It is believed that that steric hindrance of the bulky quaternary ammonium groups weakens the dipole-dipole interactions of the sulfonate groups and/or lowers the crystallinity of the hard block, thereby creating additional free volume that softens the polymer and lowers the melt viscosity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Becker, Robert A. Weiss, Zachary Kurtiss Zander, Don S. Wardius, Karl W. Haider, Bruce D. Lawrey
  • Publication number: 20190185609
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, the present invention provides a novel approach to the addition of plasticizers for softening TPUs, i.e., lowering the durometer and the melt viscosity. This approach involves incorporating bonded sulfonate groups with quaternary ammonium counterions into the TPU. In one or more embodiments of the present invention, the softening of TPU is achieved by incorporating an ionic diol, such as N,N-bis (2-hydroxyethyl)-2-aminoethane-sulfonic acid (BES), coupled with various bulky alkyl ammonium cations, during the chain extension step of the TPU synthesis. It is believed that that steric hindrance of the bulky quaternary ammonium groups weakens the dipole-dipole interactions of the sulfonate groups and/or lowers the crystallinity of the hard block, thereby creating additional free volume that softens the polymer and lowers the melt viscosity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew BECKER, Robert A. WEISS, Zachary Kurtiss ZANDER, Don S. WARDIUS, Karl W. HAIDER, Bruce D. LAWREY
  • Patent number: 10327343
    Abstract: Assembly apparatuses and processes are provided which include a pressure cure fixture. The pressure cure fixture is sized to reside within a container, such as an electronic enclosure, and facilitate applying pressure to an adhesive disposed over an inner surface of the container. The pressure cure fixture is formed of a material with a higher coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) than the container, and is sized to correspond, at least in part, to an inner space of the container while allowing for the adhesive and a surface-mount element to be disposed between the pressure cure fixture and the inner surface of the container. When heated, the pressure cure fixture expands greater than the container and imparts the pressure to the surface-mount element and the adhesive to facilitate securing the surface-mount element to the inner surface of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael J. Fisher, David C. Long, Donald Merte, Robert Weiss, Thomas Weiss
  • Patent number: 10251288
    Abstract: Tamper-respondent assemblies, electronic packages and fabrication methods are provided which incorporate a vent structure. The tamper-respondent assembly includes an electronic enclosure to enclose, at least in part, an electronic component(s) to be protected. The electronic enclosure includes an inner surface, and an air vent. A tamper-respondent electronic circuit structure is provided which includes a tamper-respondent sensor disposed to cover, at least part, the inner surface of the electronic enclosure, and define, at least in part, a secure volume about the electronic component(s). The vent structure includes at least one air passage coupling in fluid communication the secure volume and the air vent of the electronic enclosure to allow air pressure within the secure volume to equalize with air pressure external to the tamper-respondent assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael J. Fisher, David C. Long, Michael T. Peets, Robert Weiss, Thomas Weiss, James E. Tersigni
  • Patent number: 10227440
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, the present invention provides a novel approach to the addition of plasticizers for softening TPUs, i.e., lowering the durometer and the melt viscosity. This approach involves incorporating bonded sulfonate groups with quaternary ammonium counterions into the TPU. In one or more embodiments of the present invention, the softening of TPU is achieved by incorporating an ionic diol, such as N,N-bis (2-hydoxyethyl)-2-aminoethane-sulfonic acid (BES), coupled with various bulky alkyl ammonium cations, during the chain extension step of the TPU synthesis. It is believed that that steric hindrance of the bulky quaternary ammonium groups weakens the dipole-dipole interactions of the sulfonate groups and/or lowers the crystallinity of the hard block, thereby creating additional free volume that softens the polymer and lowers the melt viscosity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignees: The University of Akron, Covestro, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Becker, Robert A. Weiss, Zachary Kurtiss Zander, Don S. Wardius, Karl W. Haider, Bruce D. Lawrey
  • Publication number: 20190044029
    Abstract: A multilayer structure comprising a crystal matching layer deposited on a substrate. The crystal matching layer is capable of being used as an ohmic contact, thermal heat sink, and reflective layer. The unique properties of the crystal matching layer allows for the reduction of size of semiconductor devices, a reduction in the fabrication time of semiconductor devices, high current capabilities, high voltage standoff capabilities, and other advantages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Francisco Machuca, Robert Weiss
  • Publication number: 20180299325
    Abstract: A color capture arrangement and a method for correcting a captured brightness of an object are disclosed. In an embodiment the color capture arrangement includes a directed light source configured to direct light towards the object to be identified, evaluation electronics and a color capture device including at least three color identification sensors configured to receiving radiation reflected by the object and funnels as light-guiding elements, wherein each funnel is disposed upstream of a color identification sensor, and wherein at least one of the color identification sensors is a distance sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Manfred Kemmler, Robert Weiss, Dirk Trueper
  • Patent number: D904044
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Smith System Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Weiss, Mark Spoelhof, Dylan McKinnon