Patents by Inventor Sven Vogler

Sven Vogler 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: 7487069
    Abstract: A method for optically detecting the position of a moveable test object (10), especially a mirror or reflector, in which a measuring beam (6) produced by a light source (2) is reflected by the test object (10 and reaches a position-sensitive light detector (12) which carrier out a conversion into information corresponding to the position of the test object (10). The invention enables the position of mirrors, especially rotating mirrors, to be quickly measured optically using a simple optical construction. The measuring beam (6) is focused onto the light detector (12) by an optical system (8). A signal corresponding to the geometric center or the maximum (I0) of the intensity distribution of the focused measuring spot is determined based on the measured values obtained by the light detector (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Heidelberg Instruments Mikrotechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Sven Vogler, Roland Kaplan, Robert Weikert, Roelof Wijnaendts-Van-Resandt
  • Publication number: 20080021671
    Abstract: A method for optically detecting the position of a moveable test object (10), especially a mirror or reflector, in which a measuring beam (6) produced by a light source (2) is reflected by the test object (10 and reaches a position-sensitive light detector (12) which carrier out a conversion into information corresponding to the position of the test object (10). The invention enables the position of mirrors, especially rotating mirrors, to be quickly measured optically using a simple optical construction. The measuring beam (6) is focused onto the light detector (12) by an optical system (8). A signal corresponding to the geometric center or the maximum (I0) of the intensity distribution of the focused measuring spot is determined based on the measured values obtained by the light detector (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Applicant: HEIDELBERG INSTRUMENTS MIKROTECHNIK GmbH
    Inventors: Sven VOGLER, Roland Kaplan, Robert Weikert, Roelof Wijnaendts-Van-Resandt
  • Publication number: 20070021939
    Abstract: A method for optically detecting the position of a moveable test object (10), especially a mirror or reflector, in which a measuring beam (6) produced by a light source (2) is reflected by the test object (10 and reaches a position-sensitive light detector (12) which carrier out a conversion into information corresponding to the position of the test object (10). The invention enables the position of mirrors, especially rotating mirrors, to be quickly measured optically using a simple optical construction. The measuring beam (6) is focussed onto the light detector (12) by an optical system (8). A signal corresponding to the geometric center or the maximum (I0) of the intensity distribution of the focussed measuring spot is determined based on the measured values obtained by the light detector (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Applicant: HEIDELBERG INSTRUMENTS MIKROTECHNIK GmbH
    Inventors: Sven Vogler, Roland Kaplan, Robert Weikert, Roelof Wijnaendts-Van-Resandt
  • Publication number: 20060106552
    Abstract: A method for optically detecting the position of a moveable test object (10), especially a mirror or reflector, in which a measuring beam (6) produced by a light source (2) is reflected by the test object (10 and reaches a position-sensitive light detector (12) which carrier out a conversion into information corresponding to the position of the test object (10). The invention enables the position of mirrors, especially rotating mirrors, to be quickly measured optically using a simple optical construction. The measuring beam (6) is focussed onto the light detector (12) by an optical system (8). A signal corresponding to the geometric center or the maximum (I0) of the intensity distribution of the focussed measuring spot is determined based on the measured values obtained by the light detector (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Publication date: May 18, 2006
    Applicant: HEIDELBERG INSTRUMENTS MIKROTECHNIK GmbH
    Inventors: Sven Vogler, Roland Kaplan, Robert Weikert, Roelof Wijnaendts-Van-Resandt
  • Publication number: 20050171725
    Abstract: A method for optically detecting the position of a moveable test object (10), especially a mirror or reflector, in which a measuring beam (6) produced by a light source (2) is reflected by the test object (10 and reaches a position-sensitive light detector (12) which carrier out a conversion into information corresponding to the position of the test object (10). The invention enables the position of mirrors, especially rotating mirrors, to be quickly measured optically using a simple optical construction. The measuring beam (6) is focussed onto the light detector (12) by an optical system (8). A signal corresponding to the geometric center or the maximum (I0) of the intensity distribution of the focussed measuring spot is determined based on the measured values obtained by the light detector (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2005
    Publication date: August 4, 2005
    Applicant: Heidelberg Instruments Mikrotechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Sven Vogler, Roland Kaplan, Robert Weikert, Roelof Wijnaendts-Van-Resandt
  • Publication number: 20040024563
    Abstract: A method for optically detecting the position of a moveable test object (10), especially a mirror or reflector, in which a measuring beam (6) produced by a light source (2) is reflected by the test object (10 and reaches a position-sensitive light detector (12) which carrier out a conversion into information corresponding to the position of the test object (10). The invention enables the position of mirrors, especially rotating mirrors, to be quickly measured optically using a simple optical construction. The measuring beam (6) is focussed onto the light detector (12) by an optical system (8). A signal corresponding to the geometric center or the maximum (10) of the intensity distribution of the focussed measuring spot is determined based on the measured values obtained by the light detector (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2003
    Publication date: February 5, 2004
    Applicant: Heidelberg Instruments Mikrotechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Sven Vogler, Roland Kaplan, Robert Weikert, Roelof Wijnaendts-Van-Resandt
  • Patent number: 6639179
    Abstract: A method of producing microbore holes in a multi-layer substrate (5), preferably a printed circuit board substrate, that is displaced below writing optics (4) by an XY stage (6), using the optics to generate a spot from a light source (1), preferably a laser. The method reduces the treatment time and preferably compensates for distortions in the substrate material. To this end, the position of the spot within a working field is changed simultaneously with the treatment positions by electronically controlled, movable mirrors. The position of the substrate is determined by an interferometer (9, 11), and the signals corresponding to the substrate position are processed by a suitable computer system (16) to obtain an actual position of the table system. The computer system (16) is preferably provided with all bore hole coordinates and additional information such as bore hole diameter, especially in tabular form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: Heidelberg Instruments Mikrotechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Sven Vogler, Roland Kaplan
  • Publication number: 20030033112
    Abstract: A method for optically detecting the position of a moveable test object (10), especially a mirror or reflector, in which a measuring beam (6) produced by a light source (2) is reflected by the test object (10 and reaches a position-sensitive light detector (12) which carrier out a conversion into information corresponding to the position of the test object (10). The invention enables the position of mirrors, especially rotating mirrors, to be quickly measured optically using a simple optical construction. The measuring beam (6) is focussed onto the light detector (12) by an optical system (8). A signal corresponding to the geometric center or the maximum (I0) of the intensity distribution of the focussed measuring spot is determined based on the measured values obtained by the light detector (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2002
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Applicant: Heidelberg Instruments Mikrotechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Sven Vogler, Roland Kaplan, Robert Weikert, Roelof Wijnaendts-Van-Resandt
  • Publication number: 20020121507
    Abstract: A method of producing microbore holes in a multi-layer substrate (5), preferably a printed circuit board substrate, that is displaced below writing optics (4) by an XY stage (6), using the optics to generate a spot from a light source (1), preferably a laser. The method reduces the treatment time and preferably compensates for distortions in the substrate material. To this end, the position of the spot within a working field is changed simultaneously with the treatment positions by electronically controlled, movable mirrors. The position of the substrate is determined by an interferometer (9, 11), and the signals corresponding to the substrate position are processed by a suitable computer system (16) to obtain an actual position of the table system. The computer system (16) is preferably provided with all bore hole coordinates and additional information such as bore hole diameter, especially in tabular form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2002
    Publication date: September 5, 2002
    Inventors: Sven Vogler, Roland Kaplan