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).

  • 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
  • Publication number: 20160121855
    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: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Graham Doorley, Paul Thomas Hansen Karplus, Peter Avram
  • Patent number: 9276327
    Abstract: An array antenna for radar sensors has a supply line, a plurality of antenna elements each connected to the supply line via a feed line, and circuit elements for distributing power to the antenna elements, in which the supply line is made reflective at one end and the circuit elements for power distribution are situated exclusively in the feed lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Binzer, Christian Waldschmidt, Raphael Hellinger, Thomas Hansen
  • Patent number: 9190717
    Abstract: A radar sensor including an antenna array having multiple antenna elements situated next to one another and at least one feeding point at an outer antenna element. The antenna elements are connected in series via delay lines. The radar sensor has at least two transmitting and receiving units which are each suitable for generating and evaluating a radar signal at a predefined frequency. The at least two transmitting and receiving units are connected to a feeding point of the antenna array. The frequencies of the radar signals of the at least two transmitting and receiving units are predefinable independently of one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Schoeberl, Reinhard Meschenmoser, Arne Zender, Thomas Hansen, Joerg Hilsebecher, Karl Nesemann, Oliver Lange
  • Patent number: 9157986
    Abstract: A radome for a radar sensor in a motor vehicle. The radome includes a first region, which is permeable to at least one specific type of electromagnetic waves, in particular radar waves, and a second region, which includes a shield, so that the second region is impermeable to the specific type of electromagnetic waves. Also, a radar sensor is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Waldschmidt, Raphael Hellinger, Thomas Hansen, Thomas Binzer
  • Patent number: 9077239
    Abstract: A circuit for connecting lower AC voltage-rated AC-DC power supplies with higher voltage power sources. A power line matching transformer connecting the source to the power supplies needs only to support the self-dissipation and output current mismatch between supplies. The circuit can also protect the line matching transformer from overheating in various fault scenarios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Transistor Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: John Santini, Thomas A. Hansen, Gary Mulcahy
  • Patent number: 9007268
    Abstract: An antenna has an antenna body having a plurality of first antenna elements, which are disposed along a first straight line. A hollow conductor, which extends between the first antenna elements, is disposed in the antenna body. The first antenna elements are developed as openings running between the hollow conductor and a surface of the antenna body. The antenna is designed to radiate a signal in a spatial direction that is a function of a frequency of the signal. The antenna body has an electrically insulating material that is coated with a conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Focke, Joerg Hilsebecher, Oliver Lange, Reinhard Meschenmoser, Arne Zender, Thomas Schoeberl, Thomas Hansen, Joachim Selinger, Karl Schneider
  • Patent number: 8988309
    Abstract: A radar sensor for motor vehicles, having a source of radar radiation and a lens, which is situated in front of the source, is made of a material that refracts radar radiation and has a convex surface on at least one side, wherein the convex surface has a greater curvature in elevation than in azimuth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Binzer, Thomas Hansen
  • Publication number: 20140312076
    Abstract: A telescoping dip tube assembly having a first tube which telescopes within a second tube. The exterior surface of the first tube has a first tube stop ring extending outwardly from its exterior surface adjacent its bottom end. The second tube has a second tube stop ring which extends inwardly from its interior surface. When the second tube is lowered over the first tube, the bottom surface of the second tube stop ring engages the top surface of the first tube stop ring, thereby preventing the second tube from separating from the first tube. This arrangement provides the advantage of a telescoping dip tube assembly that is strong and durable and prevents the second tube from falling into a tanker while being loaded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Kinley Construction Group, LTD
    Inventor: Thomas A. Hansen
  • Publication number: 20140254218
    Abstract: A circuit for connecting lower AC voltage-rated AC-DC power supplies with higher voltage power sources. A power line matching transformer connecting the source to the power supplies needs only to support the self-dissipation and output current mismatch between supplies. The circuit can also protect the line matching transformer from overheating in various fault scenarios.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: TRANSISTOR DEVICES, INC. D/B/A TDI POWER
    Inventors: John Santini, Thomas A. Hansen, Gary Mulcahy
  • Patent number: 8781678
    Abstract: A method for adjusting the pressure in at least one first and one second tire of a vehicle from a starting value to a target value, includes that the target value is located between the starting value and a pressure of a pressure reservoir. The method includes allowing air to flow through a first line between the first tire and the reservoir and through a second line between the second tire and the reservoir, determining which tire is likely to reach the target value sooner and throttling the air flow through the line of the tire identified in the determining increasing the air flow through the line of the tire that was not identified in the step of determining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Hansen, Andreas Krauss, Sebastian Wagemann, Carsten Fuhrmann
  • Publication number: 20130325261
    Abstract: A method for adjusting the pressure in at least one first and one second tire of a vehicle from a starting value to a target value, includes that the target value is located between the starting value and a pressure of a pressure reservoir. The method includes allowing air to flow through a first line between the first tire and the reservoir and through a second line between the second tire and the reservoir, determining which tire is likely to reach the target value sooner and throttling the air flow through the line of the tire identified in the determining increasing the air flow through the line of the tire that was not identified in the step of determining.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas HANSEN, Andreas KRAUSS, Sebastian WAGEMANN, Carsten FUHRMANN
  • Patent number: 8525747
    Abstract: An antenna has an antenna body having a plurality of first antenna elements situated along a first straight line. The antenna body includes a first conductive grounded surface and a second conductive grounded surface, the first and second grounded surfaces being situated essentially parallel to one another. A dielectric is situated between the first and second grounded surfaces. A signal conductor is also situated between the first and second grounded surfaces. The first antenna elements are designed as apertures situated above the signal conductor in the first grounded surface. Furthermore, the antenna is designed to emit a signal in a direction in space, depending on a frequency of the signal. At least two of the first antenna elements differ from one another in such a way that their power emissions are different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Focke, Joerg Hilsebecher, Oliver Lange, Reinhard Meschenmoser, Arne Zender, Thomas Schoeberl, Thomas Hansen, Joachim Selinger, Karl Schneider
  • Publication number: 20130222197
    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: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas Binzer, Christian Waldschmidt, Raphael Hellinger, Thomas Hansen
  • Publication number: 20130222204
    Abstract: An array antenna for radar sensors has a supply line, a plurality of antenna elements each connected to the supply line via a feed line, and circuit elements for distributing power to the antenna elements, in which the supply line is made reflective at one end and the circuit elements for power distribution are situated exclusively in the feed lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas Binzer, Christian Waldschmidt, Raphael Hellinger, Thomas Hansen
  • Publication number: 20130210366
    Abstract: An antenna arrangement for vehicle-to-vehicle communication includes at least two antenna transmitters each having a unidirectional directional diagram. The antenna transmitters are positioned in such a manner that a combination of the unidirectional directional diagrams of the antenna transmitters generates a largely omnidirectional directional diagram by way of a method for transmitting and/or receiving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Hansen, Frank Hofmann
  • Publication number: 20130181859
    Abstract: A radome for a radar sensor in a motor vehicle. The radome includes a first region, which is permeable to at least one specific type of electromagnetic waves, in particular radar waves, and a second region, which includes a shield, so that the second region is impermeable to the specific type of electromagnetic waves. Also, a radar sensor is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventors: Christian Waldschmidt, Raphael Hellinger, Thomas Hansen, Thomas Binzer