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: 20080211720
    Abstract: In an antenna structure having a plurality of serially fed patch elements, at least one of the patch elements has a slot coupling to the continuation of the feed line for influencing the radiation of this patch element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2005
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Inventor: Thomas Hansen
  • Publication number: 20080094285
    Abstract: In a disk monopole antenna structure, a semicircular region is provided, as well as an oppositely disposed, second frame-type region, which faces away from the semicircular region and forms a cut-out in the antenna structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2005
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Inventor: Thomas Hansen
  • Publication number: 20080049954
    Abstract: A push-pull capacitive micromechanical ultrasound transducer (CMUT) is provided for ultrasound imaging or therapy. Gaps and electrodes on both sides of an electrostatic membrane provide push-pull operation. The membrane is oriented to flex in a direction of acoustic propagation. A surface connected to the membrane may better expose the movement to the acoustic medium even in the push-pull arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2006
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Inventors: Sean Thomas Hansen, Paul Anthony Wagner, Stephen Roy Barnes
  • Publication number: 20080026384
    Abstract: Provided herein are pregnancy specific marker genes, such as those shown in Tables I-III, and methods of detecting the same to determine bovine pregnancy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Inventor: Thomas Hansen
  • Patent number: 7321332
    Abstract: In a device for measuring angular positions by using radar pulses and mutually overlapping beam characteristics of at least two antenna elements, a switchable phase shifter is provided in the signal path of at least one antenna element which is switchable in the time-division multiplexing between different phase states. For the radar received signals, an evaluation device is provided for the joint and especially simultaneous evaluation of signals of two antenna elements with the participation of antenna element, in whose signal path a switchable phase shifter is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Focke, Thomas Hansen, Martin Schneider, Joerg Schoebel, Volker Gross, Oliver Brueggemann
  • Publication number: 20070252669
    Abstract: A flux-channeled high current inductor includes an inductor body having a first end and an opposite second end and a conductor extending through the inductor body. The conductor includes a plurality of separate channels through a cross-sectional area of the inductor body thereby directing magnetic flux inducted by a current flowing through the conductor into two or more cross-sectional areas and reducing flux density of a given single area. The inductor body may be formed of a first ferromagnetic plate and a second ferromagnetic plate. The inductor may be formed from a single component magnetic core and have one or more slits to define inductance. The inductor may be formed of a magnetic powder. A method is provided for manufacturing flux-channeled high current inductors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2006
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Applicant: VISHAY DALE ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: THOMAS HANSEN, JEROME HOFFMAN
  • Publication number: 20070244054
    Abstract: Novel cyclic and linear peptides of the formula R1—X—X1—X2—X3—X4—X5—X6—X7—X8—X9—X10—X11—R2 are useful in the treatment of obesity are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2005
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Applicant: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Ulrich Sensfuss, Kilian Conde Frieboes, Leif Christensen, Ingrid Petterson, Thomas Hansen, Michael Ankersen, Kjeld Madsen
  • Publication number: 20070203058
    Abstract: Novel polypeptide derivatives having protracted profile of action. The present invention relates to a compound which comprises a therapeutic polypeptide linked to an albumin binding residue via a hydrophilic spacer. The present invention also relates to a compound which comprises a therapeutic polypeptide linked to an albumin binding residue via a hydrophilic spacer that separates the polypeptide and the albumin binding residue with a chemical moiety comprising at least 5 non-hydrogen atoms where 30-50% of these atoms are either N or O.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Publication date: August 30, 2007
    Applicant: NOVO NORDISK A/S
    Inventors: Jesper Lau, Thomas Hansen, Kjeld Madsen, Paw Bloch, Florencio Dorwald, Nils Johansen
  • Publication number: 20070196823
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for the detection, diagnosis and treatment of BVDV and other viruses are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2007
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Inventors: Thomas Hansen, Kathleen Austin, Alberto van Olphen, Lea Rempel
  • Patent number: 7254844
    Abstract: A waste bag holding assembly for securely holding a waste bag in not only an open position but also in a shape conforming to a user's shape to facilitate use of the waste bag includes a bag connection member that snugly engages a body conforming rim of a frame to securely hold the waste bag in an open position when placed between a pair of user's legs and adjacent to an anus and a urethral opening of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Inventor: Cynthia Thomas-Hansen
  • Publication number: 20070142625
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel method for improving the viral safety of liquid Factor VII compositions, in particular those comprising active Factor VII polypeptides (a Factor VIIa polypeptide).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2006
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Applicant: Novo Nordisk HealthCare A/G
    Inventors: Jesper Christensen, Erik Halkjaer, Turid Preuss, Thomas Hansen, Lene Tomoda, Nina Johansen
  • Publication number: 20070093417
    Abstract: Novel GLP-1 agonists which are protracted by coupling to a protraction protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Applicant: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Thomas Hansen, Magali Zundel, Kjeld Madsen, Anne Svendsen, Christine Schiodt, Jesper Lau
  • Patent number: 7192067
    Abstract: Impact damper assembly for an automobile, in particular for supporting a bumper 5 on an automobile chassis, with an inner tube 2 movably arranged in an outer tube 3, wherein both tubes 2, 3 have an approximately mutually parallel taper 16, 19, wherein the taper 19 of the inner tube 2 is encompassed by the taper 16 of the outer tube 3, and wherein at least one of the two tubes 2, 3 can be deformed during the movement by the taper 16, 19 of the two tubes. The invention is characterized in that the impact damper assembly includes an additional deformable stiffening element 22.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventor: Thomas Hansen
  • Publication number: 20070042956
    Abstract: Novel GLP-1 compounds and their therapeutic use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Publication date: February 22, 2007
    Applicant: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Nils Johansen, Jesper Lau, Kjeld Madsen, Thomas Hansen, Jeppe Sturis
  • Publication number: 20070027091
    Abstract: Small cyclic peptides of the formula X1-X2-X3-X4-X5-X6-X7-R1 comprising 7-12 amino acid residues are provided. Said peptides are MC4 receptor agonists, and thus useful in the treatment of obesity and related diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Applicant: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Kilian Conde-Frieboes, Ulrich Sensfuss, Kjeld Madsen, Nils Johansen, Leif Christensen, Thomas Hansen, Birgitte Wulff
  • Publication number: 20070010559
    Abstract: Novel 3-vinylsulfonyl indole derivatives are chemical uncouplers useful e.g. for treatment of obesity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2006
    Publication date: January 11, 2007
    Applicant: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Lise Christiansen, Tina Tagmose, Preben Olesen, Thomas Hansen
  • Publication number: 20070004794
    Abstract: Novel salicylic anilides are chemical uncouplers useful e.g. for the treatment of obesity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2006
    Publication date: January 4, 2007
    Applicant: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Preben Olesen, Thomas Hansen, Lise Christiansen, Holger Hansen
  • Patent number: 7154441
    Abstract: A device for transmitting or emitting high-frequency waves includes: a microstrip line (10) with one end (10?) in a substrate (11) for transmitting high-frequency useful signals; a first ground surface (12) and a second ground surface (13), which are provided on opposite sides of the microstrip line (10), for forming a TEM waveguide assembly; an opening (14) in the first ground surface (12) located at a predefined distance (d) from the end of the microstrip line (10?) for decoupling a high-frequency signal; a feedthrough device (15) for conductively connecting the first ground surface (12) with the second ground surface (13) on the lateral periphery of the microstrip line (10); and a planar coupling device (16) for receiving and transmitting or emitting the high-frequency useful signal. The feedthrough device (15) is configured in such a way that at a given frequency (f) it prevents the propagation of waveguide modes and excitation of waveguide mode resonance in the useful frequency band (F).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Hansen, Martin Schneider
  • Publication number: 20060279354
    Abstract: An audio system includes a switch mode amplifier that provides an output signal at an output for driving a load based on at least one control signal. A control system provides the at least one control signal to control the amplifier according to an operating mode of the audio system. In a first mode, the control system providing the at least one control signal to actively control an equivalent output impedance at the output of the amplifier, gradually adjusting the equivalent output impedance from a high-impedance state to a low impedance state, so as to mitigate a voltage drop across the load (e.g., including one or more speakers) when the amplifier is activated to a second mode corresponding to the low impedance state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2005
    Publication date: December 14, 2006
    Inventors: Thomas Hansen, Lars Risbo, Anker Bjorn-Josefsen
  • Publication number: 20060261886
    Abstract: An amplifier system can include a biasing amplifier that provides a first amplified signal to a DC blocking element that is connected with a load based on a first control signal. A power amplifier provides a second amplified signal for driving the load based on a second control signal. A control system controls the biasing amplifier to charge the DC blocking element so as to mitigate a voltage drop across the load (e.g., to substantially eliminate audible artifacts) when the power amplifier is activated to provide the second amplified signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2005
    Publication date: November 23, 2006
    Inventors: Thomas Hansen, Kim Madsen, Claus Neesgaard