Patents by Inventor Robert Hansen

Robert 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: 20200197088
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, systems, devices and methods for modulating targeted nerve fibers (e.g., hepatic neuromodulation) or other tissue are provided. Systems, devices and methods for cooling energy delivery members are also provided. The systems may be configured to access tortuous anatomy of or adjacent hepatic vasculature. The systems may be configured to target nerves surrounding (e.g., within adventitia of or within perivascular space of) an artery or other blood vessel, such as the common hepatic artery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Anthony Ciro Vrba, Scott Raymond Smith, Bobak Robert Azamian, James G. Hansen
  • Publication number: 20200189860
    Abstract: A textile machine for producing cross-wound packages, the machine being equipped with a plurality of workstations arranged next to one another on both longitudinal sides of the machine and having a cross-wound package transport apparatus. The cross-wound package transport apparatus has a first transport device, arranged between the two rows of workstations for conveying cross-wound packages, and a handling apparatus for moving cross-wound packages from the first transport device to the second transport device. The handling apparatus is arranged between the end regions of the first transport device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Dirk Brakensiek, Robert Geisler, Wolfgang Doerner, Bodo Hansen, Tai Mac, Erwin Peters, Eduard Prediger, Philipp Schiffers, Michael Spitzer, Jonathan Sprecher, Heiko Toepke, Lothar Winzen
  • Patent number: 10678262
    Abstract: A system to use submaps to control operation of a vehicle is disclosed. A storage system may be provided with a vehicle to store a collection of submaps that represent a geographic area where the vehicle may be driven. A programmatic interface may be provided to receive submaps and submap updates independently of other submaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Brett Browning, Peter Hansen, Ethan Eade, David Prasser, David LaRose, Robert Zlot
  • Patent number: 10657360
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods provide for improved facial detection and facial recognition in vehicle interior inspections. In various embodiments, one or more high-resolution cameras having one or more lens and filter attachments operate in conjunction with one or more auxiliary illumination devices and a related computer system. According to various embodiments, an auxiliary illumination device can be synchronized to one or more cameras, and configured to supply auxiliary illumination to facilitate capture of accurate and usable images. The filter(s) and advanced image processing solutions assist with facial detection and identifying individuals inside a vehicle, removing light glare and undesired reflections from a window surface, and capturing an image through a tinted window, among other things. Further, embodiments can compare a captured image to an authenticated image from a database, in order to confirm the identity of a vehicle occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Gatekeeper Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Rozploch, Diego Garrido, Marc Hansen
  • Patent number: 10646493
    Abstract: Provided herein are Aminopurine Compounds having the following structures: wherein R1, R2, and R3 are as defined herein, compositions comprising an effective amount of an Aminopurine Compound, and methods for treating or preventing a cancer, for example, melanoma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Signal Pharmaceuticals, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Alexander, Sogole Bahmanyar, John Frederick Boylan, Joshua Hansen, Dehua Huang, Robert Hubbard, Brandon Jeffy, Jim Leisten, Mehran Moghaddam, Raj K. Raheja, Heather Raymon, Kimberly Schwarz, Marianne Sloss, Eduardo Torres, Tam Minh Tran, Shuichan Xu, JingJing Zhao
  • Publication number: 20200132701
    Abstract: Provided are devices systems and methods for evaluation of hemostasis. In some embodiments, an apparatus is disclosed comprising a housing, a plurality of test chambers located in the housing, the plurality of test chambers including chambers configured for measurements via a system that interrogates one or more viscoelastic properties of test samples in the test chambers, wherein the one or more viscoelastic properties is used to characterize dynamics of coagulation and/or fibrinolysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Francesco Viola, William F. Walker, Gregory V. Browne, Robert S. Magyar, Bjarne Hansen, Christopher G. Denny
  • Patent number: 10634041
    Abstract: An ignition system for an internal combustion engine that utilizes a single primary coil and a single secondary coil to drive a pair of spark plugs. Current flowing in both a first direction and a second direction passes through the primary coil. The current flowing through the primary coil induces corresponding current in the secondary coil, which flows from the secondary coil to one of two spark plugs. Each spark plug is coupled to the secondary coil such that each of the two spark plugs receives current flowing only in a single direction. The current flowing through the ignition system can be from either a power source or created by the rotation of a flywheel having a series of magnet clusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Briggs & Stratton Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Koenen, Andrew Paskov, Jason A. Hansen
  • Patent number: 10630359
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for beamforming training using frames is provided. A first wireless device transmits, to a second wireless communication device, values representing one or more of transmit capabilities and receive capabilities of the first wireless communication device when exchanging beamforming data with the second wireless communication device. The values may be negotiated between the first and second wireless communication devices. The first wireless communication device and the second wireless communication device perform beamforming training based on the values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: PERASO TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Christopher James Hansen, Gary Chen, Joseph Andonieh, Bradley Robert Lynch
  • Publication number: 20200108650
    Abstract: A technique is described for the application of three-dimensional (3D) relief to a substrate such as a ceramic tile using digital inkjet technology. In an example embodiment, the introduced technique includes application of binder ink to a portion of the surface of a substrate using a digital inkjet process. This binder ink forms a barrier layer which protects the portion of the surface of the substrate. Next, a brushing process is applied to remove unprotected portions of the substrate, thereby forming the 3D relief in the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Mark ZAVADA, Matthew TENNIS, David WEBER, Alexander MERANTO, Carlos CARRATALÁ, Fernando Tomás BADENES, Louis Justus FAGE, Ursula GOOD, Paul Andrew EDWARDS, Robert ROGGERS, John HANSEN
  • Patent number: 10588375
    Abstract: A structure for use in a compressible resilient pad. The structure contains both axially elastomeric yarns and relatively inelastic yarns in various patterns. The structure has a high degree of both compressibility under an applied normal load and excellent recovery (resiliency or spring back) upon removal of that load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Robert A. Hansen, Bjorn Rydin, Glenn Kornett
  • Patent number: 10590569
    Abstract: A structure for use in industrial fabrics such as paper machine clothing and engineered fabrics is disclosed. The structure includes axially and radially elastic hollow members, and relatively inelastic yarns in various patterns. The structure has a high degree of both compressibility under an applied normal load and excellent recovery (resiliency or spring back) upon removal of that load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Robert A. Hansen, Bjorn Rydin, William Luciano
  • Patent number: 10590568
    Abstract: A structure for use in industrial fabrics such as paper machine clothing and engineered fabrics. The structure contains both axially elastomeric yarns and relatively inelastic yarns in various patterns. The structure has a high degree of both compressibility under an applied normal load and excellent recovery (resiliency or spring back) upon removal of that load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Robert A. Hansen, Bjorn Rydin, Glenn Kornett
  • Patent number: 10590571
    Abstract: A structure for use as a compressible ultra-resilient pad is disclosed. The structure includes axially and radially elastic hollow members and relatively inelastic yarns in various patterns. The structure has a high degree of both compressibility under an applied normal load and excellent recovery (resiliency or spring back) upon removal of that load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Robert A. Hansen, Bjorn Rydin
  • Publication number: 20200083706
    Abstract: A battery for equipment having a charging system providing a charging voltage is provided. The battery includes a primary power supply, a secondary power supply, and a battery management system configured to at least one of (a) selectively increase the charging voltage to a boosted voltage and (b) selectively decrease the charging voltage to a bucked voltage, and provide at least one of the boosted voltage and the bucked voltage to the primary power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: Briggs & Stratton Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew J. Paskov, Jeffrey M. Zeiler, Robert Koenen, Daniel Brueck, Jason A. Hansen
  • Publication number: 20200065099
    Abstract: A system includes a memory-mapped register (MMR) associated with a claim logic circuit, a claim field for the MMR, a first firewall for a first address region, and a second firewall for a second address region. The MMR is associated with an address in the first address region and an address in the second address region. The first firewall is configured to pass a first write request for an address in the first address region to the claim logic circuit associated with the MMR. The claim logic circuit associated with the MMR is configured to grant or deny the first write request based on the claim field for the MMR. Further, the second firewall is configured to receive a second write request for an address in the second address region and grant or deny the second write request based on a permission level associated with the second write request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Eric Robert HANSEN, Krishnan SRIDHAR
  • Publication number: 20200041665
    Abstract: A scintillation block detector employs an array of optically air coupled scintillation pixels, the array being wrapped in reflector material and optically coupled to an array of silicon photomultiplier light sensors with common-cathode signal timing pickoff and individual anode signal position and energy determination. The design features afford an optimized combination of photopeak energy event sensitivity and timing, while reducing electronic circuit complexity and power requirements, and easing necessary fabrication methods. Four of these small blocks, or “miniblocks,” can be combined as optically and electrically separated quadrants of a larger single detector in order to recover detection efficiency that would otherwise be lost due to scattering between them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Robert A. Mintzer, James Christopher Arnott, Mehmet Aykac, Johannes Breuer, Sanghee Cho, Peter Hansen, Maciej P. Kapusta, James L. Corbeil, Nan Zhang
  • Publication number: 20200016797
    Abstract: Systems and methods for incrementally forming a composite part are disclosed herein. The systems include a forming mandrel, which includes a forming surface, and a forming machine. The forming machine includes a forming bladder, a pressure-regulating device, and a positioning device. The forming bladder is configured to be inflated to a forming pressure and to press the ply of composite material against the forming surface. The methods include placing a ply of composite material on a forming surface of a forming mandrel and pressing a forming bladder against the ply of composite material at a selected location to press a selected portion of the ply of composite material against the forming surface and conform the selected portion of the ply of composite material to a surface profile of the forming surface. The methods further include repeating the pressing a plurality of times at a plurality of selected locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Robert Chapman, Charles M. Richards, Jeffrey M. Hansen, Robert L. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10527740
    Abstract: A scintillation block detector employs an array of optically air coupled scintillation pixels, the array being wrapped in reflector material and optically coupled to an array of silicon photomultiplier light sensors with common-cathode signal timing pickoff and individual anode signal position and energy determination. The design features afford an optimized combination of photopeak energy event sensitivity and timing, while reducing electronic circuit complexity and power requirements, and easing necessary fabrication methods. Four of these small blocks, or “miniblocks,” can be combined as optically and electrically separated quadrants of a larger single detector in order to recover detection efficiency that would otherwise be lost due to scattering between them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventors: Robert A. Mintzer, James Christopher Arnott, Mehmet Aykac, Johannes Breuer, Sanghee Cho, Peter Hansen, Maciej P. Kapusta, James L. Corbeil, Nan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10526050
    Abstract: A shallow water anchor and related methods are provided. The shallow water anchor includes a four-bar linkage and a hydraulic actuator for actuating the four-bar linkage. An anchoring element is connected to the four-bar linkage. A hydraulic control arrangement operates the hydraulic actuator to transition the hydraulic actuator between stowed and deployed positions and vice versa. The shallow water anchor can incorporate a controller which monitors a current limit, a pressure limit, or both to perform a variety of anchoring functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Outdoors Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Edwin Turek, Jason Robert Woodruff, Wesley Calvin Marcus, Ronald Phillip Hansen, David Gerald Liverseed, Justin Lane Alders, Janusz Stanislaw Komor
  • Patent number: 10524859
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, systems, devices and methods for modulating targeted nerve fibers (e.g., hepatic neuromodulation) or other tissue are provided. Systems, devices and methods for cooling energy delivery members are also provided. The systems may be configured to access tortuous anatomy of or adjacent hepatic vasculature. The systems may be configured to target nerves surrounding (e.g., within adventitia of or within perivascular space of) an artery or other blood vessel, such as the common hepatic artery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Metavention, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Ciro Vrba, Scott Raymond Smith, Bobak Robert Azamian, James G. Hansen