Patents by Inventor Thomas A. Hansen

Thomas A. 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: 20190152841
    Abstract: The glasses of the present disclosure are highly transparent and have very good resistance to solarization. The resistance to solarization arises from the production method. The concentrations of reduced polyvalent ion species are reduced by targeted use of bubbling with an oxidizing gas. Methods for producing glasses and to the uses thereof, particularly as core glasses in optical waveguides, are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Simone Ritter, Uwe Kolberg, Stefanie Hansen, Thomas Weingaertner, Caroline de Luca, Thomas Kirsch, Peter-Franz Skiba
  • Patent number: 10294573
    Abstract: An electroformed sheath for protecting an airfoil includes a sheath body and a mandrel insert is provided. The sheath body includes a leading edge. The sheath body includes a pressure side wall and an opposed suction side wall, which side walls meet at the leading edge and extend away from the leading edge to define a cavity between the side walls. The sheath body includes a head section between the leading edge and the cavity. The mandrel insert is positioned between the pressure side and suction side walls, and includes a generally wedge-shaped geometry. A method for protecting an airfoil includes: 1) securing a mandrel insert to a mandrel; 2) electroplating a sheath body onto the mandrel and the mandrel insert; 3) removing the mandrel from the sheath body so that a sheath cavity is defined within the sheath body; and 4) securing the airfoil within the sheath cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Parkos, Jr., James O. Hansen, Christopher J. Hertel, Andrew J. Murphy, Ashley P. Phillips, Jay Thomas Abraham
  • Patent number: 10291663
    Abstract: A method of implementing a Communication Barring, CB, service within an IP Multimedia Subsystem, IMS, network in respect of an ongoing IMS session or an IMS session in early session phase. The method comprises, at an Application Sever, AS, within the IMS network, parsing SIP messages relating to the session to detect an attempt to add one or more media streams to the session. CB service rules are applied to determine the allowability of the media stream(s) being added. If the media stream(s) being added is (are) not allowed, action is taken to prevent its addition, and otherwise allowing the media stream addition to proceed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Michal Kubik, Andreas Anulf, Qi Yuan Feng, Thomas Hansén
  • Publication number: 20190136874
    Abstract: Electro-hydraulic work vehicle system having a hydraulic lift mechanism comprising a first electric machine, a first hydraulic machine operatively connected to the first electric machine. A load holding valve is switchable between a first position in which it retains pressurized fluid in the hydraulic lift mechanism and a second position in which it enables pressurized fluid to flow between the first hydraulic machine and the hydraulic lift mechanism. A pressure relief valve is switchable between a first, initial position in which it prevents pressurized fluid from flowing from the first hydraulic machine to the hydraulic tank and a second position in which it enables pressurized fluid to flow from the first hydraulic machine to the hydraulic tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Casper Mikael Olesen, Thomas Hansen
  • Publication number: 20190098082
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, a system and method for dynamic auto-scaling based on roles is provided. Within a system, a node, based upon a load demand, can be duplicated. Additionally, when duplicating a node, the role of the node can be used to determine various characteristics of the duplicated node, taking into account various factors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Hansen, Ravi Malhotra, Jyotisman Nag
  • Publication number: 20190097895
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, a system and method for dynamic auto-scaling based on roles is provided. Within a system, a node, based upon a load demand, can be duplicated. Additionally, when duplicating a node, the role of the node can be used to determine various characteristics of the duplicated node, taking into account various factors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Hansen, Ravi Maholtra, Jyotisman Nag
  • Publication number: 20190017826
    Abstract: Some precision guidance systems and methods for detecting the position and orientation of one or more magnetic sources are disclosed. The precision guidance system can include a magneto-optical defect center sensor and a controller. The controller can be configured to detect one or more axial components of a magnetic source. Each of the one or more axial components can have a unique, predetermined magnetic signature. The controller can determine a position and orientation of the magnetic source based on the one or more axial components and output the determined position and orientation of the magnetic source to a guidance system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stephen SEKELSKY, Jay Thomas HANSEN
  • Publication number: 20180327811
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to methods and kits for capturing sperm nucleic acids from or in a biological sample. In one embodiment the method the method comprises, contacting the sample with a lysis solution, having a protamine-DNA complex, to lyse the cell and applying a protamine-specific binding element. This results in the protamine-specific binding element binding to the protamine-DNA to form a complex which may be captured, purified, or detected. Also provided are kits for carrying out the disclosed methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Patrick McCoy SPOONER, Peter James TATNELL, Jeffrey Kenneth HORTON, John Richard NELSON, Michael John GERDES, Suzana KIEL, Ralf LENIGK, Alexander SCHENK, Wei SUN, Thomas HANSEN
  • Publication number: 20180319377
    Abstract: A system includes a dome, a wiper assembly, a position sensor and a control device. The wiper assembly includes a wiper blade configured to rotate around the dome. The position sensor may be configured to send a signal to a control device when a wiper blade passes the position sensor. The control device may include one or more processors configured to receive the signal from the position sensor and determine a location of the wiper blade relative to the dome based on the received signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Graham Doorley, Paul Thomas Hansen Karplus, Peter Avram
  • Patent number: 10059650
    Abstract: Methods for the production and isolation of a monomer from a biopolymer are described. The method includes extracting a biopolymer from a biopolymer source and depolymerizing the biopolymer into a monomer. Methods for the production and isolation of a monomer from corn lignin are also described. The method includes extracting corn lignin from corn biomass and depolymerizing the corn lignin into a monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: YALE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Katalin Barta, Paul Anastas, Evan Beach, Thomas Hansen, Genoa Warner, Patrick Foley
  • Publication number: 20180123679
    Abstract: A system for wireless distribution of aircraft data, avionics parameters or control commands between a standardized aircraft interface point and other systems, including a portable in-flight entertainment (IFE) server. The system comprises an aircraft data system with avionics buses for carrying at least one of aircraft data, avionics parameters or control commands. A first module is configured to directly interface with the avionics buses, in order to read/write data. A second module is configured to combine/adapt the data and generate signals of the combined/adapted data. A third module is configured to transmit the signals from the second module via wireless standard protocols towards the portable IFE server. The IFE server is configured to receive the signals from the third module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas Hansen, Christian Schaupmann
  • Patent number: 9855925
    Abstract: A system includes a dome, a wiper assembly, a position sensor and a control device. The wiper assembly includes a wiper blade configured to rotate around the dome. The position sensor may be configured to send a signal to a control device when a wiper blade passes the position sensor. The control device may include one or more processors configured to receive the signal from the position sensor and determine a location of the wiper blade relative to the dome based on the received signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Graham Doorley, Paul Thomas Hansen Karplus, Peter Avram
  • Patent number: 9731688
    Abstract: A wiper system for clearing a surface of a dome includes a plurality of wiper blades that are configured to move around a circumference of the dome. Rotation of the wiper blades in a first direction around the circumference of the dome deploys the wiper blades into an upright position and rotation of the wiper blades in a second direction opposite the first direction stows the wiper blades into a collapsed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Graham Doorley, Paul Thomas Hansen Karplus, Peter Avram
  • Publication number: 20170209016
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a method of manual surface cleaning comprising the steps of: a) wet wiping a surface with cleaning textiles wetted with a use solution of a detergent composition A; b) washing the cleaning textiles soiled in step a) by mechanically and automatically washing in a use solution of the detergent composition A; c) wet wiping a surface with cleaning textiles obtained in step b) and wetted with the use solution of the detergent composition A; d) optionally repeating steps b) and c) at least once. The present invention further refers to the use of a detergent composition A for manual surface cleaning involving the use of cleaning textiles and for washing said cleaning textiles soiled by said manual surface cleaning, wherein the detergent composition A comprises at least one surfactant and the washing of said cleaning textiles is carried out in the presence of a preserving agent or preserving composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Elke LEUCHTEN, Thomas HANSEN, Freek SCHEPERS
  • Publication number: 20170151933
    Abstract: A system includes a dome, a wiper assembly, a position sensor and a control device. The wiper assembly includes a wiper blade configured to rotate around the dome. The position sensor may be configured to send a signal to a control device when a wiper blade passes the position sensor. The control device may include one or more processors configured to receive the signal from the position sensor and determine a location of the wiper blade relative to the dome based on the received signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Graham Doorley, Paul Thomas Hansen Karplus, Peter Avram
  • Patent number: 9653807
    Abstract: A planar array antenna for radar sensors includes: a plurality of base antenna elements situated in a common plane on a printed circuit board; and additional antenna elements, which are situated in an offset plane, in each case over one of the base antenna elements. Each additional antenna element is situated individually on an associated carrier, and the printed circuit board is equipped with the individual carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Binzer, Christian Waldschmidt, Raphael Hellinger, Thomas Hansen
  • Publication number: 20170086525
    Abstract: The primary function of the Bootstrap invention is to provide a flexible elastic woven band material that has a high heat resistant that connects to the bottom of the person's boots to their pants. The invention also provides a means to reduce the thermal heat from traveling between the person's pants by eliminating the separation distance between the pants and the boots. The invention is simple to install and provides a high degree of flexibility to insure that it maintains operation while connected to the person's boots and pants. The invention is either wrapped around the outside of the bottom of the person's boot or the inside the person's boot like a stirrup. The invention has multiple applications for people such as, firefighter bunker pants, commercial and military situations where the boots and pants need to be a close as possible during heat related and other situations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Bruce Michael Bina, Kenneth J. Lee, Thomas Hansen
  • Publication number: 20160149965
    Abstract: A method of implementing a Communication Barring, CB, service within an IP Multimedia Subsystem, IMS, network in respect of an ongoing IMS session or an IMS session in early session phase. The method comprises, at an Application Sever, AS, within the IMS network, parsing SIP messages relating to the session to detect an attempt to add one or more media streams to the session. CB service rules are applied to determine the allowability of the media stream(s) being added. If the media stream(s) being added is (are) not allowed, action is taken to prevent its addition, and otherwise allowing the media stream addition to proceed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Michal Kubik, Andreas Anulf, Qi Yuan Feng, Thomas Hansén
  • Publication number: 20160130202
    Abstract: Methods for the production and isolation of a monomer from a biopolymer are described. The method includes extracting a biopolymer from a biopolymer source and depolymerizing the biopolymer into a monomer. Methods for the production and isolation of a monomer from corn lignin are also described. The method includes extracting corn lignin from corn biomass and depolymerizing the corn lignin into a monomer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Katalin Barta, Paul Anastas, Evan Beach, Thomas Hansen, Genoa Warner, Patrick Foley
  • Patent number: D800561
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: FF SKAGEN A/S
    Inventor: Thomas Hansen