Patents by Inventor Stefan Pinter

Stefan Pinter 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: 10012828
    Abstract: An assembly body for micromirror chips that partly encloses an internal cavity, the assembly body including at two sides oriented away from one another, at least one respective partial outer wall that is fashioned transparent for a specified spectrum, and the assembly body having at least one first outer opening on which a first micromirror chip can be attached, and a second outer opening on which a second micromirror chip can be attached, in such a way that a light beam passing through the first partial outer wall is capable of being deflected by the first micromirror chip onto the second micromirror chip, and is capable of being deflected by the second micromirror chip through the second partial outer wall. A mirror device and a production method for a mirror device are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Schatz, Friedjof Heuck, Kerrin Doessel, Stefan Pinter, Daniel Pantel, Franziska Rohlfing
  • Publication number: 20180113300
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a protective wafer including a frame wafer and an optical window, and to a method for manufacturing a micromechanical device including such a protective wafer having an inclined optical window. Also described are a protective wafer including a frame wafer and an optical window, and a micromechanical device including a MEMS wafer and such a protective wafer, which delimit a cavity, the protective wafer including an inclined optical window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventor: Stefan Pinter
  • Publication number: 20180065845
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for a micromechanical device including an inclined optical window and a corresponding micromechanical device. The method includes: providing a first substrate having front and back sides and a recess; applying a second substrate on the front side, the second substrate being thermally deformable and having a first through hole above the recess which has a smaller lateral extension than the recess; forming a flap area on the second substrate above/below the first through hole which is situated in a first position with respect to the first substrate; thermally deforming the second substrate, the flap area being moved into a second position within the recess which is inclined with respect to the first position and optionally subsided into the recess; removing the flap area from the second substrate; and attaching the optical window on the second substrate above/below the first through hole in the second inclined position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Benjamin Steuer, Stefan Pinter
  • Publication number: 20170327823
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for selectively reactivating genes on the inactive X chromosome (Xi) in a locus-specific manner, e.g., genes associated with X-linked diseases, e.g., Rett Syndrome, Factor VIII or IX deficiency, Fragile X Syndrome, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and PNH, in heterozygous females.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Jeannie T. Lee, Stefan Pinter, Ruslan Sadreyev, Barry Kesner
  • Patent number: 9791663
    Abstract: A magnetically drivable micromirror having an outer frame, a coil former, and torsion springs, situated in a first plane, the torsion springs having an axis of rotation, and the coil former being connected to the outer frame by the torsion springs so as to be capable of rotational motion about the axis of rotation, having a mirror element that is situated in a second plane parallel to the first plane, the mirror element being connected to the coil former by an intermediate layer. A 2D scanner having a first magnetically drivable micromirror and a second drivable mirror, and to a method for producing a micromirror are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Pinter, Heribert Weber, Frank Fischer, Michael Krueger, Joerg Muchow, Christoph Friese
  • Patent number: 9663351
    Abstract: A production method for a wafer equipped with transparent plates includes: formation of a row of through-holes in a wafer; formation of at least one strip-shaped recess in a wafer surface, each of the through-holes of the same row intersecting partly with the respectively associated strip-shaped recess; an uninterrupted groove being formed in each intermediate region between two adjacent through-holes of the same row, the floor surface of the groove being oriented so as to be inclined relative to the wafer surface by an angle of inclination greater than 0° and less than 90°; and covering at least one through-hole with at least one transparent plate made of at least one material transparent to at least a sub-spectrum of electromagnetic radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Simon Armbruster, Dietmar Haberer, Stefan Pinter, Jochen Tomaschko, Benjamin Steuer
  • 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: 20170140943
    Abstract: A method for forming a cavity in a silicon substrate, a surface of the silicon substrate having a tilting angle relative to a first plane of the silicon substrate, and the first plane being a {111} plane of the silicon substrate, and situation of an etching mask on the surface of the silicon substrate. The etching mask has a retarding structure that protrudes into the mask opening, and a first etching projection region. All further edges of the mask opening outside the first etching projection region are situated essentially parallel to {111} planes of the silicon substrate. The method includes an anisotropic etching of the silicon substrate during a defined etching duration. An etching rate in the <111> directions of the silicon substrate is lower than in other spatial directions, and the first retarding structure is undercut in a first undercut direction going out from the first etching projection region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Simon Armbruster, Benjamin Steuer, Stefan Pinter, Dietmar Haberer, Jochen Tomaschko
  • Publication number: 20170131437
    Abstract: A method for creating a nanostructure in a transparent substrate, including a) applying a first structure carrier layer having a defined thickness onto at least one surface of the substrate; b) forming a nanostructure in the first structure carrier layer; and c) oxidizing the first structure carrier layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Stefan Pinter
  • Publication number: 20170101306
    Abstract: A micromechanical component is described as having a part that is movable relative to a holder. The part is suspended on the holder at least via a suspension structure. Self-oscillations of the suspension structure are inducible such that, relative to the holder, the movable part can be set into a resonant oscillatory movement about a first axis of rotation and into a quasi-static oscillatory movement about a second axis of rotation oriented at an incline to the first axis of rotation by the suspension structure set into the self-oscillations. The movable part is connected directly or via at least one spring to at least one oscillation node point of at least one of the induced self-oscillations of the suspension structure. In addition, a method is described for producing a micromechanical component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventor: Stefan Pinter
  • Patent number: 9618740
    Abstract: A micromirror for a micromirror device includes: a mirror side; and a back side which is directed away from the mirror side, at least one central area of the back side having at least one surface which is plane parallel to the mirror side, the back side being shaped in such a way that on two opposite sides of the central area, a side area having at least one side surface of the back side in each case, which is curved and/or oriented inclined toward the mirror side borders on the central area of the back side, and a height of the micromirror continuously decreasing starting from the central area along a cross section of the micromirror, which runs through the central area and the two side areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Simon Armbruster, Helmut Grutzeck, Joerg Muchow, Frederic Njikam Njimonzie, Johannes Baader, Stefan Pinter, Rainer Straub, Zoltan Lestyan
  • Publication number: 20170081183
    Abstract: A micromechanical layer system, having at least two mechanically active functional layers patterned independently of each other, which are arranged vertically one on top of the other and are functionally coupled to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Simon Armbruster, Rainer Straub, Stefan Pinter, Ralf Hausner, Dietmar Haberer, Johannes Baader
  • Publication number: 20170052364
    Abstract: An assembly body for micromirror chips that partly encloses an internal cavity, the assembly body including at two sides oriented away from one another, at least one respective partial outer wall that is fashioned transparent for a specified spectrum, and the assembly body having at least one first outer opening on which a first micromirror chip can be attached, and a second outer opening on which a second micromirror chip can be attached, in such a way that a light beam passing through the first partial outer wall is capable of being deflected by the first micromirror chip onto the second micromirror chip, and is capable of being deflected by the second micromirror chip through the second partial outer wall. A mirror device and a production method for a mirror device are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Schatz, Friedjof Heuck, Kerrin Doessel, Stefan Pinter, Daniel Pantel, Franziska Rohlfing
  • Patent number: 9567581
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for selectively reactivating genes on the inactive X chromosome (Xi) in a locus-specific manner, e.g., genes associated with X-linked diseases, e.g., Rett Syndrome, Factor VIII or IX deficiency, Fragile X Syndrome, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and PNH, in heterozygous females.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Jeannie T. Lee, Stefan Pinter, Ruslan Sadreyev, Barry Kesner
  • Patent number: 9195054
    Abstract: A cascaded micromechanical actuator structure for rotating a micromechanical component about a rotation axis is described. The structure includes a torsion spring device which, on the one hand, is attached to a mount and to which, on the other hand, the micromechanical component is attachable. The torsion spring device has a plurality of torsion springs which run along or parallel to the rotation axis. The structure includes a rotary drive device having a plurality of rotary drives which are connected to the torsion spring device in such a way that each rotary drive contributes a fraction to an overall rotation angle of a micromechanical component about the rotation axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Tjalf Pirk, Stefan Pinter, Joerg Muchow, Joachim Fritz, Christoph Friese
  • Publication number: 20150232328
    Abstract: A production method for a wafer equipped with transparent plates includes: formation of a row of through-holes in a wafer; formation of at least one strip-shaped recess in a wafer surface, each of the through-holes of the same row intersecting partly with the respectively associated strip-shaped recess; an uninterrupted groove being formed in each intermediate region between two adjacent through-holes of the same row, the floor surface of the groove being oriented so as to be inclined relative to the wafer surface by an angle of inclination greater than 0° and less than 90°; and covering at least one through-hole with at least one transparent plate made of at least one material transparent to at least a sub-spectrum of electromagnetic radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Simon ARMBRUSTER, Dietmar Haberer, Stefan Pinter, Jochen Tomaschko, Benjamin Steuer
  • Publication number: 20150225717
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for selectively reactivating genes on the inactive X chromosome (Xi) in a locus-specific manner, e.g., genes associated with X-linked diseases, e.g., Rett Syndrome, Factor VIII or IX deficiency, Fragile X Syndrome, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and PNH, in heterozygous females.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventors: Jeannie T. Lee, Stefan Pinter, Ruslan Sadreyev, Barry Kesner
  • Patent number: 9052510
    Abstract: A micromechanical component has a holding device and an adjustable component, which is adjustable with respect to the holding device at least from a first position into a second position, and which is connected via at least one spring to the holding device. The micromechanical component also includes at least one silicide-containing line segment situated on the at least one spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Steffi Lindenkreuz, Gerhard Kiesewetter, Stefan Pinter, Joerg Muchow
  • Publication number: 20150153566
    Abstract: A micromirror for a micromirror device includes: a mirror side; and a back side which is directed away from the mirror side, at least one central area of the back side having at least one surface which is plane parallel to the mirror side, the back side being shaped in such a way that on two opposite sides of the central area, a side area having at least one side surface of the back side in each case, which is curved and/or oriented inclined toward the mirror side borders on the central area of the back side, and a height of the micromirror continuously decreasing starting from the central area along a cross section of the micromirror, which runs through the central area and the two side areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventors: Simon Armbruster, Helmut Grutzeck, Joerg Muchow, Frederic Njikam Njimonzie, Johannes Baader, Stefan Pinter, Rainer Straub, Zoltan Lestyan
  • Patent number: 9045331
    Abstract: A micromechanical component having a control element is described, which is connected via at least one supply line spring having a supply line spring constant to a mounting support in an adjustable manner, and a drive device having at least one actuator component situated on the control element. Via at least one line component guided over the at least one supply line spring an electric potential or a current signal is able to be provided to the actuator component in such a way that the control element is able to be set by the drive device into a motion with respect to the mounting support. The control element is additionally connected to the mounting support, and the supply line spring constant is less than vibratory spring constant. Also described is a method for producing a micromechanical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Heiko Nitsche, Stefan Pinter, Wolfram Schock, Joerg Muchow, Christoph Friese