Patents by Inventor Sebastian Frey

Sebastian Frey 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: 11555171
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a microtissue compartment device, comprising a compartment structure (1) having an upper surface (2) and a lower surface (3) essentially coplanar thereto, and at least two wells (4) suitable for accommodating one or more microtissues (5) in a liquid volume, each well having a lower section (4a) with a given diameter, coaxially oriented thereto an upper section (4b) with an extended diameter, and at least one conduit (6) fluidically connecting at least two wells to one another, and at least one space (13) arranged above a well. At least one well has, in its upper section, a relief structure (9) that prevents spreading or overflow of a liquid volume comprised in said well into space (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Inventors: Oliver Frey, Sebastian Bürgel, David Fluri, Jens Kelm, Jin-young Kim
  • Patent number: 11226303
    Abstract: A gas sensor is described for measuring a concentration of an analysis gas based on a thermal conductivity principle, including at least one analysis heating element situated on a first diaphragm for heating the analysis gas, a reference heating element situated on a second diaphragm for heating a reference gas, at least one evaluation electronics unit for measuring a resistance change of the analysis heating element caused by the analysis gas in relation to an electrical resistance of the reference heating element, the first diaphragm and the second diaphragm being situated adjacent to one another in a sensor substrate, due to a base substrate situated on one side on the sensor substrate, a measuring volume is formable between the first diaphragm and the base substrate and a reference volume is formable between the second diaphragm and the base substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Renate Mueller, Tobias Sebastian Frey
  • Publication number: 20210238031
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing at least one membrane system for a micromechanical sensor for the calorimetric detection of gases. A wafer-shaped substrate is provided. At least one reference volume is introduced from a front side into the wafer-shaped substrate with the aid of a surface or volume micromechanical process while forming a reference membrane covering the reference volume at least in some areas. At least one measuring volume, which is adjacent to the at least one reference volume, is introduced into the substrate from a back side or the front side of the wafer-shaped substrate while forming a measuring membrane. A wafer-shaped cap substrate is applied onto the front side of the wafer-shaped substrate. A membrane system and a component are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Renate Mueller, Tobias Sebastian Frey
  • Patent number: 11064867
    Abstract: A medical-endoscopic shank instrument includes a hollow shank (2), a distal side housing (8) in the hollow shank, an electronic picture sensor (14) and/or a light located in the housing. The housing is linearly movable to move the picture sensor and/or the light from within an inner lumen (22) of the hollow shank to outside the inner lumen. The housing is displaceable through an opening (20) formed on a peripheral wall of the hollow shank. An inner-lying outer side (26), opposite and away from the opening, is formed on a peripheral wall of the hollow shank and is supported on an elongate carrier (32) which is guided in the hollow shank. The elongate carrier (32) is configured elastically resiliently transverse to longitudinal extensions thereof and extends essentially over a whole length of the hollow shank and is fixed in a region of the proximal end/proximally of the hollow shank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: RICHARD WOLF GMBH
    Inventors: Sebastian Frey, Friedrich Hähnle, Eberhard Körner
  • Patent number: 10914699
    Abstract: A gas sensor is described that includes a planar carrier membrane; a gas-sensitive layer on the carrier membrane; a first and at least a second electrode, which each lie on the gas-sensitive layer in an electrically conductive manner; and a first electric supply line to the first electrode and a second electric supply line to the second electrode. The second electrode lies radially outside the first electrode, and the first supply line is insulated with respect to the gas-sensitive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Rettig, Tobias Sebastian Frey
  • Patent number: 10874288
    Abstract: A shank instrument, particularly a medical-endoscopic shank instrument includes a hollow shank which between two rigid parts includes a part which is bendable transversely to a hollow shank longitudinal extension. The bendable part is fixedly connected to at least one of the rigid parts, in a manner such that two projections which are formed on a peripheral wall of one of the parts connected to one another, are arranged lying opposite one another on a peripheral wall and project in a direction of a longitudinal axis of the part, positively engage into two recesses which are formed lying opposite one another on a peripheral wall of the other part and which completely break through the peripheral wall. At the outer periphery, the parts of the hollow shank which are positively connected to one another, in the region of the positive connection are surrounded by a component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Richard Wolf GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Frey, Eberhard Körner
  • Publication number: 20200352382
    Abstract: A steam cooking appliance includes a cooking chamber, an evaporator unit configured to evaporate water to generate steam for supply into the cooking chamber, and a water supply unit including a removable water tank. The water tank includes a valve unit for coupling to the evaporator, with the valve unit including two valves formed separately from one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Ludovic Ball, Sebastian Frey, Manfred Hintermayer, Martin Nagel
  • Publication number: 20200348252
    Abstract: A gas sensor is described for measuring a concentration of an analysis gas based on a thermal conductivity principle, including at least one analysis heating element situated on a first diaphragm for heating the analysis gas, a reference heating element situated on a second diaphragm for heating a reference gas, at least one evaluation electronics unit for measuring a resistance change of the analysis heating element caused by the analysis gas in relation to an electrical resistance of the reference heating element, the first diaphragm and the second diaphragm being situated adjacent to one another in a sensor substrate, due to a base substrate situated on one side on the sensor substrate, a measuring volume is formable between the first diaphragm and the base substrate and a reference volume is formable between the second diaphragm and the base substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Renate Mueller, Tobias Sebastian Frey
  • Publication number: 20200182485
    Abstract: A steam cooking appliance includes a cooking chamber, a water supply unit including a removable water tank having a filling opening, and an evaporator unit connectable to the water supply unit. The water tank includes in an installed position a front side facing a user, a rear side opposite the front side, and a closure element for closing the filling opening. The closure element is configured to form at least in part the front side or the rear side of the water tank. The evaporator unit is configured to evaporate water from the water supply unit to generate steam for supply into the cooking chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Ludovic Ball, Sebastian Frey, Manfred Hintermayer
  • Patent number: 10670482
    Abstract: A sensor element for a pressure sensor, includes a sensor membrane on which a defined number of piezoresistors are situated, the piezoresistors being configured in a circuit in such a way that, when there is a change in pressure an electrical change in voltage can be generated; at least two temperature measuring elements configured in relation to the sensor membrane in such a way that temperatures of the sensor membrane at positions of the piezoresistors can be measured using the temperature measuring elements, an electrical voltage present at the circuit of the piezoresistors due to a temperature gradient being capable of being compensated computationally using the measured temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Zehringer, Zoltan Lestyan, Richard Fix, Jochen Franz, Michaela Mitschke, Tobias Sebastian Frey
  • Patent number: 10575870
    Abstract: The invention relates to a surgical instrument system, which comprises a hollow shaft as well as a shaft-type instrument that can be inserted into the hollow shaft. To create a surgical instrument system that consists of a hollow shaft and of a medical instrument that can be inserted into the hollow shaft and that is both simple in construction and capable of a range of uses, it is proposed according to the invention that at least one cam that reduces the inside diameter of the hollow shaft should be positioned on the interior of the hollow shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Karl Storz SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Sascha Berberich, Sebastian Frey, Michael Sauer
  • Patent number: 10372319
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for enabling scrubbing of a media file. Swiping gestures of varying speeds and directions may applied to a touch screen display such that a playhead indicating a selected frame of a media file moves at speeds relative to the swiping gesture, and in a direction of the swiping gesture. When the swiping gesture falls below a threshold speed, fine control in frame-by-frame increments is enabled. A user may therefore select a precisely desired frame for purposes such as playback and/or video editing, with a continuous swiping gesture and in as small as a space as provided by the touch screen display of a mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Maarten Hammendorp, Charlie Sutton, Pascal Wever, Sebastian Frey
  • Publication number: 20190128831
    Abstract: A gas sensor is described that includes a planar carrier membrane; a gas-sensitive layer on the carrier membrane; a first and at least a second electrode, which each lie on the gas-sensitive layer in an electrically conductive manner; and a first electric supply line to the first electrode and a second electric supply line to the second electrode. The second electrode lies radially outside the first electrode, and the first supply line is insulated with respect to the gas-sensitive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Frank Rettig, Tobias Sebastian Frey
  • Patent number: 10273146
    Abstract: A micromechanical component is provided, the micromechanical component enclosing a cavity, the micromechanical component including a sensor element situated in the cavity, and the micromechanical component including a getter situated in the cavity. The micromechanical component includes a structure, situated between the sensor element and the getter, which is designed in such a way that a particle that is desorbed by the getter is sorbed onto and/or into an area of the micromechanical component that is spaced apart from the sensor element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Sebastian Guenther, Tobias Sebastian Frey
  • Publication number: 20180328804
    Abstract: A sensor element for a pressure sensor, includes a sensor membrane on which a defined number of piezoresistors are situated, the piezoresistors being configured in a circuit in such a way that, when there is a change in pressure an electrical change in voltage can be generated; at least two temperature measuring elements configured in relation to the sensor membrane in such a way that temperatures of the sensor membrane at positions of the piezoresistors can be measured using the temperature measuring elements, an electrical voltage present at the circuit of the piezoresistors due to a temperature gradient being capable of being compensated computationally using the measured temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Stefan Zehringer, Zoltan Lestyan, Richard Fix, Jochen Franz, Michaela Mitschke, Tobias Sebastian Frey
  • Patent number: 10101892
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for providing interactive settings and dependency adjustments to the settings. A user interface provides a user with the ability to configure device or application settings. Other dependent settings may change accordingly to a compatible setting while causing minimized impact to the use of the device or application. The user interface may be interactive such that visual indication of the changed dependent setting is provided to the user in an unobtrusive manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Pascal Wever, Charlie Sutton, Brody Larson, Sebastian Frey, Maarten Hammendorp, Nicole Ryan
  • Publication number: 20180256012
    Abstract: A medical-endoscopic shank instrument includes a hollow shank (2), a distal side housing (8) in the hollow shank, an electronic picture sensor (14) and/or a light located in the housing. The housing is linearly movable to move the picture sensor and/or the light from within an inner lumen (22) of the hollow shank to outside the inner lumen. The housing is displaceable through an opening (20) formed on a peripheral wall of the hollow shank. An inner-lying outer side (26), opposite and away from the opening, is formed on a peripheral wall of the hollow shank and is supported on an elongate carrier (32) which is guided in the hollow shank. The elongate carrier (32) is configured elastically resiliently transverse to longitudinal extensions thereof and extends essentially over a whole length of the hollow shank and is fixed in a region of the proximal end/proximally of the hollow shank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Sebastian FREY, Friedrich HÄHNLE, Eberhard KÖRNER
  • Publication number: 20180093883
    Abstract: A micromechanical component is provided, the micromechanical component enclosing a cavity, the micromechanical component including a sensor element situated in the cavity, and the micromechanical component including a getter situated in the cavity. The micromechanical component includes a structure, situated between the sensor element and the getter, which is designed in such a way that a particle that is desorbed by the getter is sorbed onto and/or into an area of the micromechanical component that is spaced apart from the sensor element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Sebastian Guenther, Tobias Sebastian Frey
  • Publication number: 20170143189
    Abstract: A shank instrument, particularly a medical-endoscopic shank instrument includes a hollow shank which between two rigid parts includes a part which is bendable transversely to a hollow shank longitudinal extension. The bendable part is fixedly connected to at least one of the rigid parts, in a manner such that two projections which are formed on a peripheral wall of one of the parts connected to one another, are arranged lying opposite one another on a peripheral wall and project in a direction of a longitudinal axis of the part, positively engage into two recesses which are formed lying opposite one another on a peripheral wall of the other part and which completely break through the peripheral wall. At the outer periphery, the parts of the hollow shank which are positively connected to one another, in the region of the positive connection are surrounded by a component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Sebastian FREY, Eberhard KÖRNER
  • Patent number: 9535654
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to facilitate the association of a selected portion of an audio soundtrack with one or more video clips. In the context of a method, a visual representation of an audio soundtrack is caused to be displayed. The audio soundtrack is to be associated with one or more video clips to facilitate concurrent playback of at least a portion of the audio soundtrack and one or more video clips. The method also receives user input with respect to the audio soundtrack and, in response to the user input, adjusts a starting point of the audio soundtrack relative to the one or more video clips. The starting point may be adjusted by defining the starting point of the audio soundtrack based on the user input and also in a manner so as to coincide with a predefined feature of the audio soundtrack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Oliver Farshi, Sebastian Frey, Charlie Sutton