Bosch Engineer Recognized as an Important Inventor
Thousands of patents are registered every year at Bosch. In 2012 alone, the number reached 4,800 worldwide, and this year, The Bosch Group recognized 18 of the company’s top inventors throughout history. Principal Development Engineer – Sensors for Bosch Security Systems, William DiPoala, is included in this prestigious group of individuals alongside Robert Bosch and the inventor of the high-voltage, magneto ignition system!
William DiPoala’s inventions have earned him 24 patents in the U.S. Most notably, DiPoala invented the technology that enables motion detectors to distinguish between people and animals. His other inventions include intrusion detectors equipped with microwave Doppler radar and infrared sensors.
“With more than nine percent of sales invested in research and development, Bosch has a very strong foundation for innovation,” said Vice President – Intrusion Systems Business Unit, Bosch Security Systems, Falk Hermann. “Bosch products are truly ‘Invented for life,’ and William’s work has helped to improve security for home and business owners worldwide while decreasing false alarms—a major benefit for our customers and a significant step forward for our industry.”
Bosch detectors feature a variety of innovative technologies to deliver excellent catch performance while virtually eliminating false alarms. In addition, their self-locking, two-piece enclosure, integrated bubble level and removable terminal strip in the base make installation easy, reducing mounting time to mere seconds. With a broad portfolio of available models, including pet-friendly versions, Bosch detectors fit a wide range of application types and customer requirements.