Patents by Inventor Paul E. Hansen

Paul E. 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).

  • Patent number: 10798952
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to isolated microorganisms as well as strains and mutants thereof, biomasses, microbial oils, compositions, and cultures; methods of producing the microbial oils, biomasses, and mutants; and methods of using the isolated microorganisms, biomasses, and microbial oils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Kirk E. Apt, Paul Warren Behrens, Jon Milton Hansen, Joseph W. Pfeifer, III, Tracey Lynn Stahl, Ross Zirkle
  • Patent number: 10757959
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to isolated thraustochytrid microorganisms as well as strains and mutants thereof. The invention is further directed to biomasses, microbial oils, compositions, cultures, methods of producing microbial oils, and methods of using the isolated thraustochytrids, biomasses, and microbial oils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Kirk E. Apt, Joseph W. Pfeifer, III, Jon Milton Hansen, Paul Warren Behrens, Ross Zirkle, Tracey Lynn Stahl
  • Patent number: 10645876
    Abstract: A control system for a harvester having a primary crop cleaner for cleaning a cut crop, and a secondary cleaner for cleaning the cut crop downstream of the primary crop cleaner. The control system includes a processor, a memory, and a human-machine interface. The processor is configured to receive an input corresponding to a desired cleaning level of the crop, monitor an actual cleaning level, control the primary crop cleaner based at least in part on feedback from monitoring the actual cleaning level and including adjusting a speed of the primary crop cleaner to move the actual cleaning level of the crop during harvester operation towards the desired cleaning level of the crop, monitor an error between the desired cleaning level and the actual cleaning level during control of the primary crop cleaner, and control the secondary crop cleaner based at least in part on the error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Bryan E. Dugas, Peter A. Johnson, Nikhil Chavan, Paul I. Craig, Rahul Gunda, Matthew J. Hansen
  • Patent number: 10602371
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a device of a first wireless communication network determines location information and antenna properties corresponding to each of a plurality of unintended receivers of a second wireless communication network. The device may then compute a protection zone for each of the plurality of unintended receivers based on the location information and antenna properties, wherein a protection zone defines a geographical area where transmission by a terminal in the first wireless communication network might interfere with operation of a corresponding unintended receiver. As such, the terminal may thus determine whether to perform or prevent an attempted transmission to an intended receiver in the first wireless communication network based on whether a current location of the terminal, at a time of the attempted transmission by the terminal, is within any protection zone of the plurality of unintended receivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Higher Ground LLC
    Inventors: Robert S. Reis, Mark E. Russell, Paul Christopher Hansen
  • Patent number: 10602372
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a terminal of a first wireless communication network determines a protection zone for each of a plurality of unintended receivers of a second wireless communication network, where a protection zone defines a geographical area where transmission by the terminal might interfere with operation of a corresponding unintended receive. At the time of an attempted transmission, the terminal determines its current location, and whether the current location is within any protection zone of the plurality of unintended receivers. If not within any protection zone of the plurality of unintended receivers, the terminal performs the transmission, but if so, then the terminal may then perform a local assessment of interference to the one or more unintended receivers. Once concluding that there would be no interference with any of the one or more unintended receivers, the terminal may then perform the transmission. Otherwise, the terminal prevents the transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Higher Ground LLC
    Inventors: Robert S. Reis, Mark E. Russell, Paul Christopher Hansen
  • Publication number: 20190338214
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for obtaining a lipid from a cell by lysing the cell, contacting the cell with a base and/or salt, and separating the lipid. The present invention is also directed to a lipid prepared by the processes of the present invention. The present invention is also directed to microbial lipids having a particular anisidine value, peroxide value, and/or phosphorus content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen Robert CHERINKO, Robert Cody KERTIS, Kirk E. APT, Paul Warren BEHRENS, Jon Milton HANSEN, Joseph W. PFEIFER, III, Tracy Lynn STAHL, Ross E. Zirkle, Nasrin TABAYEHNEJAD, Krishna RAMAN, Neil Francis LEININGER
  • Patent number: 10392578
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for obtaining a lipid from a cell by lysing the cell, contacting the cell with a base and/or salt, and separating the lipid. The present invention is also directed to a lipid prepared by the processes of the present invention. The present invention is also directed to microbial lipids having a particular anisidine value, peroxide value, and/or phosphorus content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Stephen Robert Cherinko, Robert Cody Kertis, Kirk E. Apt, Paul Warren Behrens, Jon Milton Hansen, Joseph W. Pfeifer, III, Tracey Lynn Stahl, Ross Zirkle, Nasrin Tabayeh Burke, Krishna Raman, Neil Francis Leininger
  • Patent number: 10385289
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for obtaining a lipid from a cell by lysing the cell, contacting the cell with a base and/or salt, and separating the lipid. The present invention is also directed to a lipid prepared by the processes of the present invention. The present invention is also directed to microbial lipids having a particular anisidine value, peroxide value, and/or phosphorus content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Stephen Robert Cherinko, Robert Cody Kertis, Kirk E. Apt, Paul Warren Behrens, Jon Milton Hansen, Joseph W. Pfeifer, III, Tracey Lynn Stahl, Ross Zirkle, Nasrin Tabayehnejad, Krishna Raman, Neil Francis Leininger
  • Patent number: 10362794
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to isolated thraustochytrid microorganisms as well as strains and mutants thereof. The invention is further directed to biomasses, microbial oils, compositions, cultures, methods of producing microbial oils, and methods of using the isolated thraustochytrids, biomasses, and microbial oils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Kirk E. Apt, Joseph W. Pfeifer, III, Jon Milton Hansen, Paul Warren Behrens, Ross Zirkle, Tracey Lynn Stahl
  • Patent number: 10335562
    Abstract: A pressurized metered dose dispenser (100) for dispensing an aerosol formulation comprising particles of a medicament suspended in liquefied propellant, optionally in combination with one or more excipients, the dispenser comprising an aerosol container (1) equipped with a metered dose valve (10), where a formulation chamber is defined in part by the internal walls of the container, and wherein the dispenser further comprises a porous, fluid permeable, particulate semi-permeable body (40) located within the formulation chamber adjacent to the metered dose valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Philip A. Jinks, Peter David Hodson, Paul E. Hansen
  • Publication number: 20190177754
    Abstract: The present invention provides biological oils and methods and uses thereof. The biological oils are preferably produced by heterotrophic fermentation of one or more microorganisms using cellulose-containing feedstock as a main source of carbon. The present invention also provides methods of producing lipid-based biofuels and food, nutritional, and pharmaceutical products using the biological oils.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: James Casey LIPPMEIER, Joseph W. PFEIFER, III, Jon Milton HANSEN, Kirk E. APT, William Robert BARCLAY, Paul Warren BEHRENS, David Christian MARTIN
  • Patent number: 10308965
    Abstract: The present invention provides biological oils and methods and uses thereof. The biological oils are preferably produced by heterotrophic fermentation of one or more microorganisms using cellulose-containing feedstock as a main source of carbon. The present invention also provides methods of producing lipid-based biofuels and food, nutritional, and pharmaceutical products using the biological oils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: James Casey Lippmeier, Joseph W. Pfeifer, III, Jon Milton Hansen, III, Kirk E. Apt, William Robert Barclay, Paul Warren Behrens, David Christian Martin
  • Patent number: 9067031
    Abstract: A metered dose valve for use in a pressurized metered dose dispenser for dispensing a metered dose of an aerosol formulation comprising particles of a medicament suspended in liquefied propellant, optionally in combination with one or more excipients, the valve comprising a metering chamber and at least one porous, fluid permeable, particulate semi-permeable body, the at least one porous body being positioned within a region of the interior conduit of the valve, for example within the metering chamber, or a pre-metering chamber and/or an internal channel upstream of the metering chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Philip A. Jinks, Graham R. Purkins, Peter D. Hodson, Paul E. Hansen
  • Publication number: 20100199983
    Abstract: A metered dose valve for use in a pressurized metered dose dispenser for dispensing a metered dose of an aerosol formulation comprising particles of a medicament suspended in liquefied propellant, optionally in combination with one or more excipients, said valve comprising a metering chamber and at least one porous, fluid permeable, particulate semi-permeable body, said at least one porous body being positioned within a region of the interior conduit of the valve, for example within the metering chamber, or a pre-metering chamber and/or an internal channel upstream of the metering chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Inventors: Philip A. Jinks, Graham R. Purkins, Peter D. Hodson, Paul E. Hansen
  • Publication number: 20100018524
    Abstract: A pressurized metered dose dispenser (100) for dispensing an aerosol formulation comprising particles of a medicament suspended in liquefied propellant, optionally in combination with one or more excipients, the dispenser comprising an aerosol container (1) equipped with a metered dose valve (10), where a formulation chamber is defined in part by the internal walls of the container, and wherein the dispenser further comprises a porous, fluid permeable, particulate semi-permeable body (40) located within the formulation chamber adjacent to the metered dose valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Inventors: Philip A. Jinks, Peter David Hodson, Paul E. Hansen
  • Patent number: 6893696
    Abstract: A rupturable seal comprising a film of a first polymer, a film of a second polymer and a sealing interlayer. The sealing interlayer has a melting point higher than the melting points of either the first polymer or the second polymer and comprises a plurality of micro-fibers each having an average effective fiber diameter from about 2.5 ?m to about 7.0 ?m. Fusion bonding of films of the first polymer and the second polymer to either side of a sealing interlayer produces a rupturable seal having a frangible interface including portions thereof wherein the first polymer contacts the second polymer. The rupturable seal parts at the frangible interface by application of force causing a gap and separation of the first film from the second film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Inventors: Paul E. Hansen, John W. Rovang, Nathan K. Hagen
  • Publication number: 20040247813
    Abstract: A rupturable seal comprising a film of a first polymer, a film of a second polymer and a sealing interlayer. The sealing interlayer has a melting point higher than the melting points of either the first polymer or the second polymer and comprises a plurality of micro-fibers each having an average effective fiber diameter from about 2.5 &mgr;m to about 7.0 &mgr;m. Fusion bonding of films of the first polymer and the second polymer to either side of a sealing interlayer produces a rupturable seal having a frangible interface including portions thereof wherein the first polymer contacts the second polymer. The rupturable seal parts at the frangible interface by application of force causing a gap and separation of the first film from the second film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2003
    Publication date: December 9, 2004
    Applicant: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Paul E. Hansen, John W. Rovang, Nathan K. Hagen
  • Publication number: 20040117930
    Abstract: A toothbrush including bristles dispersed uniformly over a base surface is disclosed. In various combinations, the bristles may be individually oriented at an included angle of less than 90 degrees with a longitudinal axis of the toothbrush, substantially all of the bristles may individually be in contact with at least one other bristle, the bristles may define an arcuate cylindrical bristle surface, and/or the bristles may be dispersed randomly within a single group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2002
    Publication date: June 24, 2004
    Applicant: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Patrick J. Townley, Paul E. Hansen, David E. Johnson, Steven J. Maxa
  • Patent number: 6533119
    Abstract: There is provided a dispensable package of oil absorbing wipes in the form of a plurality of discrete sheets comprising a consolidated melt-blown web of thermoplastic fibers. The web has an opacity value of about 65 or less when oil free, and changes transparency by at least 30 when loaded with about 6 grams or less of oil per square centimeter. The wipes are contained in a package having at least one access opening allowing a user to grasp a single discrete sheet of wipe material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Paul E. Hansen, James S. Mrozinski, Shinji Kimura
  • Publication number: 20020156645
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a secure parcel delivery method and system that provides a bridge between delivery companies and consumers. The solution includes a parcel delivery and pick-up kiosk that serves as a secure delivery and retrieval location for items that have been ordered via, for instance, the Internet, a catalog, mail order systems, or from television retailers. The kiosk is typically a free-standing unit having a metal frame designed to retain and support a plurality of personalized parcel compartments that can vary in size and shape as desired. The kiosk can be electronically connected to a computer, the computer for use in storing, manipulating and retrieving both parcel recipient pertinent information and parcel delivery tracking information. The system includes a central data system for receiving the parcel recipient pertinent information and parcel delivery tracking information to ensure that the kiosk is accessed only by an authorized user of the (e.g., a delivery person, a parcel recipient).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2002
    Publication date: October 24, 2002
    Inventor: Paul E. Hansen