Patents by Inventor Bo Hansen

Bo Hansen 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: 20240068438
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a protective cap for protecting a leading edge of a wind turbine blade. The protective cap comprises first and second attachment portions for attaching the protective cap to a suction side and a pressure side of the wind turbine blade and comprises a first metal layer and a second metal layer, the first and second metal layers extending between the first and the second attachment portions, and the first metal layer and the second metal layer are at least partly spaced apart. A wind turbine blade with a protective cap is also provided. Methods for manufacturing a protective cap and a wind turbine blade with a protective cap are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Manish MUKHERJEE, Lars Bo HANSEN, Michael Drachmann HAAG
  • Publication number: 20230407848
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wind turbine blade comprising a lightning protection system with at least one tip end lightning receptor arranged at an outer surface of the blade and a down conductor extending within the blade. The blade comprises carbon fibre reinforced spar caps, wherein electrically conductive meshes are connected between the respective tip end of each spar cap to the tip end lightning conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Inventors: Lars Bo HANSEN, Karsten SCHIBSBYE
  • Patent number: 11795919
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wind turbine blade with a connecting element for a lightning protection system of the wind turbine blade. The connecting element comprising: a root end part configured to be mechanically and electrically connected to a root region of the wind turbine blade; and a conductor part comprising a first conductor part and a second conductor part, wherein the first conductor part is configured to receive and electrically connect to a stripped part of the down conductor and the second conductor part is configured to receive and mechanically connect to an insulated part of the down conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: LM WIND POWER INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY II APS
    Inventors: Lars Bo Hansen, Christian Gjerlevsen
  • Publication number: 20230323864
    Abstract: A method for repairing or improving a lightning protection system of a rotor blade of a wind turbine having a blade root and a blade tip includes identifying a repair or improvement location in the lightning protection system of the rotor blade. The method includes removing one or more layers of material at the repair or improvement location that form part of a shell of the rotor blade so as to expose existing conductive material in the rotor blade. The method also includes placing a conductive layer of material atop the repair or improvement location such that a root-side edge of the conductive layer overlaps the existing conductive material. Moreover, the method includes electrically connecting the root-side edge of the conductive layer with the existing conductive material and a tip-side edge of the conductive layer of material with the blade tip. The method further includes covering the conductive layer with an outer covering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2021
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Inventors: James Robert Tobin, Steven Haines Olson, Lars Bo Hansen, Matthew Brian Dudon
  • Patent number: 11751777
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medical device for monitoring a physiological pulmonary condition of a user, comprising at least one mouthpiece, and a transducer housing, the at least one mouthpiece and the transducer housing being separate elements, the at least one mouthpiece being physically attached to the transducer housing, the at least one mouthpiece, when attached to the transducer housing, being capable of passing at least part of a flow of exhaled or inhaled air through the mouthpiece to the transducer housing, wherein a sensor of the transducer housing is capable of measuring one or more characteristics of the flow of exhaled or inhaled air passed to the transducer housing and of providing data of the flow of exhaled air passed to the transducer housing. Also, the present invention relates to a mouthpiece for such medical device and a method and a system for monitoring a physiological pulmonary condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Spiromagic ApS
    Inventors: Jesper Sandholt, Jørgen Ole Kjær, Martin Bo Hansen
  • Patent number: 11684286
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a portable spirometer, comprising a housing and a mouthpiece being releasably connected to said housing, wherein the housing encloses a sensor unit being in fluid communication with a flow channel receiving part of a flow of exhaled or inhaled air from a main flow channel of the mouthpiece when connected to said housing, whereby the sensor unit is configured to measure one or more characteristics of part of the flow of exhaled or inhaled air passed to the sensor unit via the mouthpiece, characterised in that said sensor unit comprises at least one digital differential pressure sensor comprising a heating element and a temperature sensor arranged upstream of the heating element and a reference temperature sensor arranged downstream of the heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignees: MOVE FINANCE HOLDING ApS, UDVIRK V/JØRGEN OLE KJÆR
    Inventor: Martin Bo Hansen
  • Patent number: 11647981
    Abstract: An ultrasound probe (104) includes a probe head (134). The probe head includes a transducer array (136) with a transducing surface (137), an instrument guide (142), and a light source (140). A method includes emitting a light beam, from a light source disposed on and adjacent to a transducer array of an ultrasound imaging probe, in a direction opposite of a transducing surface of the transducer array, at an inside wall of a cavity of a subject or object. A laparoscopic ultrasound imaging probe includes a shaft, a body, an articulating member that couples the probe head, and a handle coupled to the elongate shaft. The articulating probe head includes a transducer array that generates an ultrasound signal that traverses an image plane of the transducer array, an instrument guide, and a light source arranged to emit light in a direction opposite of the image plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: B-K MEDICAL APS
    Inventors: Niels-Christian Sasady, Per Ehrenreich Nygaard, Bo Hansen
  • Patent number: 11608815
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wind turbine blade comprising a shell body, a down conductor arranged in the shell body for conducting lightning current to ground, an electrical connector arranged in electrical connection with the down conductor, a lightning receptor element arranged at a surface of the shell body or outside the shell body, the lightning receptor element being in electrical connection with the electrical connector. A method for manufacturing a wind turbine blade with a lightning protection system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: LM WIND POWER A/S
    Inventors: Lars Bo Hansen, Mathilde Aubrion, Christian Elkjaer-Holm, Madhusudhan Nanjedevanapura Veerappa
  • Publication number: 20230049133
    Abstract: A noise reduction element extends between a first end and a second end in a first direction. The noise reduction element extends between a third end and a fourth end in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. The noise reduction element includes a base part configured to be attached to a trailing edge of a wind turbine blade. The base part has a first base part surface and a second base part surface. The base part extends between the first end and a first position in the first direction. The noise reduction element includes a first serration part having a serration pressure surface and a serration suction surface and extending in the first direction between the first position and the second end. The first serration part has a thickness in a third direction between the serration pressure surface and the serration suction surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Publication date: February 16, 2023
    Inventors: Jeremy HURAULT, Dongke SUN, Guannan WANG, Jesper MADSEN, Lars Bo HANSEN
  • Publication number: 20220118758
    Abstract: A container printing apparatus has two or more inker devices. Each inker device has a print cylinder attached to a first end of a print shaft. Each print shaft has an outer shaft disposed about an inner shaft. The print shaft is configured to impart rotation to the print cylinder. Each inker device also has a first servomotor located at the second end of the print shaft distal from the first end of the print shaft and operably joined thereto. The first servomotor adjustably controls the position or orientation of a respective print cylinder. An automatic print correction detects a misregistration of ink transferred from one or more of the print cylinders onto a print blanket and a controller for controlling the first servomotor to correct the misregistration in response to data received from the print inspection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Henrik KILDE, Michael Bo HANSEN, Bruno Leonardo GIUBLIN, Leandro Augusto GUILHERME
  • Publication number: 20220010783
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wind turbine blade being a shell body made of a composite material and having a root end and a tip end, an outer surface, a pressure side and a suction side, a trailing edge and a leading edge, and additionally a lightning protection system. The lightning protection system comprising at least one lightning receptor provided with an outer surface arranged freely accessible in, on or at the outer surface of the blade at the tip end of the blade and a lightning conductor made of electrically conductive material extending within the shell body along substantially the entire longitudinal direction of the blade. The lightning receptor and the lightning conductor are electrically connected by means of a connection area. At least a part of the outer surface, optionally the whole of the outer surface of the receptor being freely accessible is formed of carbon such as graphite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventor: Lars Bo HANSEN
  • Publication number: 20220003214
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wind turbine blade comprising a shell body, a down conductor arranged in the shell body for conducting lightning current to ground, an electrical connector arranged in electrical connection with the down conductor, a lightning receptor element arranged at a surface of the shell body or outside the shell body, the lightning receptor element being in electrical connection with the electrical connector. A method for manufacturing a wind turbine blade with a lightning protection system is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: Lars Bo HANSEN, Mathilde AUBRION, Christian ELKJAER-HOLM, Madhusudhan Nanjedevanapura VEERAPPA
  • Patent number: 11130331
    Abstract: According to the invention there is an apparatus for printing onto cylindrical structures comprising: a plurality of inker devices each comprising a print cylinder and one or more servomotors for adjustably controlling the position or orientation of a print cylinder; a blanket device comprising a plurality of print blankets, in which the blanket device is configured to bring each print blanket into contact with the print cylinders to transfer ink from the print cylinders to the print blanket, and to bring each print blanket into contact with a cylindrical structure to achieve printing thereon; a transporter for transporting the cylindrical structures into and out of contact with the print blankets; and an automatic print correction system comprising a print inspection device for detecting a misregistration of ink transferred from one or more of the print cylinders onto a print blanket, and a controller for controlling the servomotors of the print cylinders to correct the misregistration in response to data re
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignees: BALL BEVERAGE PACKAGING EUROPE LIMITED, BALL BEVERAGE CAN SOUTH AMERICA S.A.
    Inventors: Henrik Kilde, Michael Bo Hansen, Bruno Leonardo Giublin, Leandro Augusto Guilherme
  • Publication number: 20210140405
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wind turbine blade with a connecting element for a lightning protection system of the wind turbine blade. The connecting element comprising: a root end part configured to be mechanically and electrically connected to a root region of the wind turbine blade; and a conductor part comprising a first conductor part and a second conductor part, wherein the first conductor part is configured to receive and electrically connect to a stripped part of the down conductor and the second conductor part is configured to receive and mechanically connect to an insulated part of the down conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2019
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Lars Bo HANSEN, Christian GJERLEVSEN
  • Patent number: 10982656
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wind turbine comprising a lightning protection system comprising a waveguide interconnecting a communication device and a signal-carrying structure. In other aspects, the present invention relates to the use of a waveguide in a lightning protection system of a wind turbine, a power splitter and its use in a lightning protection system of a wind turbine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: LM WP PATENT HOLDING A/S
    Inventors: Knud Møller Andersen, Ole Kiel Jensen, Richard Baker, Lars Bo Hansen
  • Publication number: 20210007628
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a portable spirometer, comprising a housing and a mouthpiece being releasably connected to said housing, wherein the housing encloses a sensor unit being in fluid communication with a flow channel receiving part of a flow of exhaled or inhaled air from a main flow channel of the mouthpiece when connected to said housing, whereby the sensor unit is configured to measure one or more characteristics of part of the flow of exhaled or inhaled air passed to the sensor unit via the mouthpiece, characterised in that said sensor unit comprises at least one digital differential pressure sensor comprising a heating element and a temperature sensor arranged upstream of the heating element and a reference temperature sensor arranged downstream of the heating element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventor: Martin Bo HANSEN
  • Patent number: 10792013
    Abstract: An ultrasound imaging system (100) includes a transducer array (102). The transducer array includes a first set of transducer elements (206 or 208, 302 or 304) and a second set of transducer elements (208 or 206, 304 or 302). The first and second sets of transducer elements includes long axes and are angularly offset from each other by a non-zero angle with respect to the long axes. The ultrasound imaging system further includes a velocity processor (120) that processes echoes received by the first and second sets of transducer elements and determines an axial and two transverse flow velocity components based on the received echoes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: B-K Medical ApS
    Inventors: Henrik Jensen, Svetoslav Ivanov Nikolov, Bo Hansen
  • Publication number: 20200298552
    Abstract: According to the invention there is an apparatus for printing onto cylindrical structures comprising: a plurality of inker devices each comprising a print cylinder and one or more servomotors for adjustably controlling the position or orientation of a print cylinder; a blanket device comprising a plurality of print blankets, in which the blanket device is configured to bring each print blanket into contact with the print cylinders to transfer ink from the print cylinders to the print blanket, and to bring each print blanket into contact with a cylindrical structure to achieve printing thereon; a transporter for transporting the cylindrical structures into and out of contact with the print blankets; and an automatic print correction system comprising a print inspection device for detecting a misregistration of ink transferred from one or more of the print cylinders onto a print blanket, and a controller for controlling the servomotors of the print cylinders to correct the misregistration in response to data re
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Henrik KILDE, Michael Bo HANSEN, Bruno Leonardo GIUBLIN, Leandro Augusto GUILHERME
  • Patent number: 10675861
    Abstract: According to the invention there is an apparatus for printing onto cylindrical structures comprising: a plurality of inker devices each comprising a print cylinder and one or more servomotors for adjustably controlling the position or orientation of a print cylinder; a blanket device comprising a plurality of print blankets, in which the blanket device is configured to bring each print blanket into contact with the print cylinders to transfer ink from the print cylinders to the print blanket, and to bring each print blanket into contact with a cylindrical structure to achieve printing thereon; a transporter for transporting the cylindrical structures into and out of contact with the print blankets; and an automatic print correction system comprising a print inspection device for detecting a misregistration of ink transferred from one or more of the print cylinders onto a print blanket, and a controller for controlling the servomotors of the print cylinders to correct the misregistration in response to data re
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: BALL BEVERAGE PACKAGING EUROPE LIMITED
    Inventors: Henrik Kilde, Michael Bo Hansen, Bruno Leonardo Giublin, Leandro Augusto Guilherme
  • Patent number: 10660597
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for estimating perfusion indices (PI) in a mammal (200), e.g. a human. Data (DAT, DAT?) representative of a contrast agent concentration as a function of time of an injected contrast agent is obtained from a medical imaging system (100). Perfusion indices (PI) are found by applying a parametric model (PM) for capillary transit time distributions as a function of time, and a minorize-maximization (MM) type procedure, such as an expectation-maximization (EM) type procedure, with regularization. The minorize-maximization type procedure has an exact analytical expression for the variance of an observation error of the contrast agent (C?) in a non-linear observation model for the contrast agent concentration used in the maximization step. Clinical tests performed for 7 patients show improved MTT mapping as compared to singular value decomposition (SVD), and reduced sensitivity to delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Aarhus Universitet
    Inventors: Kim Mouridsen, Mikkel Bo Hansen, Irene Klærke Mikkelsen, Susanne Lise Bekke, Birgitte Fuglsang Kjølby