Patents by Inventor Stefan Gaier

Stefan Gaier 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: 20200278259
    Abstract: A system includes an essentially metallic body. A sensor device is inserted into a clearance in the metallic body, the sensor device including a sensor unit, an antenna unit, and a ground potential. The antenna unit is electrically connected to the ground potential, which is electrically connected to the metallic body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventor: Stefan Gaier
  • Patent number: 9698485
    Abstract: A module for wireless communication includes: a module body which (i) is plate-shaped, has (ii) a structure having a plurality of layers, and (iii) has a circuit region; and a folded dipole which is situated circumferentially around the circuit region and has a first dipole half situated in a first level of the module body, and a second dipole half situated in a second level of the module body. The first dipole half and the second dipole half are separated by a layer of the module body, and are connected to one another in electrically conductive fashion through a first via and a second via extending through the layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Stefan Gaier
  • Patent number: 9318449
    Abstract: A semiconductor module, having an integrated circuit, a rewiring layer for externally connecting the integrated circuit, and at least one waveguide integrated into the semiconductor module for radar signals having a conductive pattern, which laterally surrounds the interior of the waveguides, the integrated circuit and the at least one waveguide being embedded, at least in regions, in a housing material of the semiconductor module; as well as a radar sensor, a motor vehicle radar system having such a semiconductor module, and a method for producing a semiconductor module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GmbH
    Inventors: Juergen Hasch, Uwe Wostradowski, Stefan Gaier, Elena Pancera, Carsten Potratz
  • Publication number: 20150295319
    Abstract: A module for wireless communication includes: a module body which (i) is plate-shaped, has (ii) a structure having a plurality of layers, and (iii) has a circuit region; and a folded dipole which is situated circumferentially around the circuit region and has a first dipole half situated in a first level of the module body, and a second dipole half situated in a second level of the module body. The first dipole half and the second dipole half are separated by a layer of the module body, and are connected to one another in electrically conductive fashion through a first via and a second via extending through the layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventor: Stefan Gaier
  • Publication number: 20150048471
    Abstract: A semiconductor module, having an integrated circuit, a rewiring layer for externally connecting the integrated circuit, and at least one waveguide integrated into the semiconductor module for radar signals having a conductive pattern, which laterally surrounds the interior of the waveguides, the integrated circuit and the at least one waveguide being embedded, at least in regions, in a housing material of the semiconductor module; as well as a radar sensor, a motor vehicle radar system having such a semiconductor module, and a method for producing a semiconductor module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Juergen Hasch, Uwe Wostradowski, Stefan Gaier, Elena Pancera, Carsten Potratz
  • Publication number: 20110018784
    Abstract: In an antenna, e.g., for radar signals, a substrate carries two pairs of diametrically opposed antenna elements, first diametrically opposed antenna elements being oriented in a direction that considerably deviates from the direction of second diametrically opposed antenna elements, e.g., by 90°, and the first and second diametrically opposed antenna elements each lying symmetrically with respect to the point of intersection of their orientation directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventors: Joerg Hilsebecher, Uwe Wostradowski, Stefan Gaier, Joachim Selinger
  • Publication number: 20100295721
    Abstract: A radar device has an antenna as well as a switching module, the switching module being designed to set an electric signal to be provided to the antenna in such a way that, depending on the switching, the antenna either emits a continuous modulated radar signal for a long range or a pulsed modulated radar signal for a short range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventors: Thomas Focke, Juergen Hasch, Stefan Gaier, Lars Weikert, Thomas Hansen
  • Patent number: 7345620
    Abstract: A method and a device for adaptively controlling power in a radar device having a radar transmitter and a radar receiver are provided, in particular for applications in vehicles. The radar signals are emitted, and radar signals reflected off of target objects are received and checked for irregularities. The transmitting power of the radar transmitter is reduced when irregularities occur which are attributable to interference caused by neighboring radar transmitters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Voigtlaender, Stefan Gaier, Hans-Oliver Ruoss, Juergen Seidel
  • Patent number: 7132983
    Abstract: The current invention provides a high-frequency signal transmitter with: a first strip line (10) on the surface of a dielectric substrate (11) for producing a signal; a second strip line (16) in the dielectric substrate (11) for the coupling-out and/or coupling-in of a high-frequency signal; a first interfacial connection device (15) in the substrate (11) for producing a conductive connection between the first and second strip line (10; 16); a first solid surface (12) essentially parallel to the microstrip line (10) and serving as a lower boundary surface of the substrate (11) in the vertical direction for producing a shielding; a second solid surface (18) essentially parallel to the first solid surface (12) and disposed at least in the region above the second strip line (16) on the substrate (11) for producing a shielding; a coupling opening (17) in the second solid surface (18) for radiating high-frequency energy; a planar coupling device (19) above and essentially parallel to the coupling opening (17); and
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Stefan Gaier
  • Publication number: 20060109170
    Abstract: A method and a device for adaptively controlling power in a radar device having a radar transmitter and a radar receiver are provided, in particular for applications in vehicles. The radar signals are emitted, and radar signals reflected off of target objects are received and checked for irregularities. The transmitting power of the radar transmitter is reduced when irregularities occur which are attributable to interference caused by neighboring radar transmitters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2003
    Publication date: May 25, 2006
    Inventors: Klaus Voigtlaender, Stefan Gaier, Hans-Oliver Ruoss, Juergen Seidel
  • Patent number: 7038622
    Abstract: In order to produce a planar antenna array in a radar sensor with a multitude of microstrip feeder lines and a multitude of coupling slots for emitting microwave energy into open space, which achieves a favorable antenna efficiency when embodied in a planar design using LTCC technology, the invention proposes embodying the feeder lines and the coupling slots in a multilayer ceramic substrate produced by means of the LTCC thick layer technique with an upper and a lower grounded layer, as well as enclosing the feeder lines and the coupling slots with plated-through contacts from the upper grounded layer to the lower one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Ewald Schmidt, Klaus Voitlaender, Stefan Gaier, Juergen Seidel
  • Publication number: 20050077985
    Abstract: The current invention provides a high-frequency signal transmitter with: a first strip line (10) on the surface of a dielectric substrate (11) for producing a signal; a second strip line (16) in the dielectric substrate (11) for the coupling-out and/or coupling-in of a high-frequency signal; a first interfacial connection device (15) in the substrate (11) for producing a conductive connection between the first and second strip line (10; 16); a first solid surface (12) essentially parallel to the microstrip line (10) and serving as a lower boundary surface of the substrate (11) in the vertical direction for producing a shielding; a second solid surface (18) essentially parallel to the first solid surface (12) and disposed at least in the region above the second strip line (16) on the substrate (11) for producing a shielding; a coupling opening (17) in the second solid surface (18) for radiating high-frequency energy; a planar coupling device (19) above and essentially parallel to the coupling opening (17); and
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2003
    Publication date: April 14, 2005
    Inventor: Stefan Gaier
  • Publication number: 20050073460
    Abstract: In order to produce a planar antenna array in a radar sensor with a multitude of microstrip feeder lines (18) and a multitude of coupling slots (20) for emitting microwave energy into open space, which achieves a favorable antenna efficiency when embodied in a planar design using LTCC technology, the invention proposes embodying the feeder lines (18) and the coupling slots (20) in a multilayer ceramic substrate (10) produced by means of the LTCC thick layer technique with an upper and a lower grounded layer (12), as well as enclosing the feeder lines (18) and the coupling slots (20) with plated-through contacts (14) from the upper grounded layer to the lower one.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2003
    Publication date: April 7, 2005
    Inventors: Ewald Schmidt, Klaus Voitlaender, Stefan Gaier, Juergen Seidel
  • Patent number: 6693581
    Abstract: A device for data transmission in a motor vehicle and/or from a motor vehicle in its vicinity includes a first transceiver unit in or on the motor vehicle and a second transceiver unit. which is provided in at least one transponder unit whose spatial position relative to the vehicle may be variable or any desired position. In the first transceiver unit is a radar unit equipped for distance measurement, expanded by adding a two-channel data transmission system. The second transceiver unit is also a two-channel data transmission unit, and the microwave frequencies for two-channel communication of the data transmission system are selected so that their difference yields an intermediate frequency which is processable using conventional components in a heterodyne receiver in the reception part of each of the first and second transceiver units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Gottwald, Klaus Voigtlaender, Slava Tihovsky, Stefan Gaier, Elmar Giehler, Peter Crowhurst
  • Publication number: 20030142004
    Abstract: A device for data transmission in a motor vehicle and/or from a motor vehicle in its vicinity has a first transceiver unit (1) in or on the motor vehicle and a second transceiver unit (2) which is provided in at least one transponder unit whose spatial position relative to the vehicle may be variable or any desired position; it is characterized in that the first transceiver unit (1) is a radar unit equipped for distance measurement, expanded by adding a two-channel data transmission system; the second transceiver unit (2) is also a two-channel data transmission unit, and the microwave frequencies (f1, f2) for two-channel communication of the data transmission system are selected so that their difference |f1-f2| yields an intermediate frequency (fIF) which is processable using conventional components in a heterodyne receiver in the reception part of each of the first and second transceiver units (1, 2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2002
    Publication date: July 31, 2003
    Inventors: Frank Gottwald, Klaus Voigtlaender, Slava Tihovsky, Stefan Gaier, Elmar Giehler, Peter Crowhurst
  • Patent number: 6438466
    Abstract: A device is proposed for ascertaining distance and transmitting data in a motor vehicle. It has a transmitting arrangement for generating and emitting a radar signal. A receiving arrangement receives a radar signal. It is characterized in that switchover arrangements are provided which cause the transmitting and/or receiving arrangement to operate either in a radar operating mode for detecting the distance and/or speed of a further object, or in a data-exchange operating mode for the exchange of data with a transceiver. Specific functions are enabled in dependence on the data exchange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Voigtlaender, Wolfgang Kramp, Stefan Gaier, Elmar Giehler, Jürgen Hasch, Stephan Schmitz, Lothar Groesch