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: 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
  • Publication number: 20060250296
    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: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2003
    Publication date: November 9, 2006
    Inventors: Thomas Focke, Thomas Hansen, Martin Schneider, Joerg Schoebel, Volker Gross, Oliver Brueggemann
  • Publication number: 20060247811
    Abstract: A digital audio-visual receiver (10) with improved digital control of audio volume is disclosed. Upon receipt of a user volume command, via a front panel (25) or a remote control and infrared receiver (27), sequential logic (36) in a volume command processor (35) in a PWM audio processor (20) of the receiver (10) initiates a timer (38), which measures or counts a selected interval. If additional volume commands are received during the interval, sequential logic (36) resets and restarts the timer (38). Upon the timer (38) interval elapsing without another volume command, the volume command processor (35) generates a ramping volume output signal to reach the volume level of the last received volume command over a selected time duration. Audible artifacts during changes in audio volume are thus avoided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2005
    Publication date: November 2, 2006
    Applicant: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: David Zaucha, Josey Angilivelil, Anker Bjorn-Josefsen, Thomas Hansen, Douglas Roberson
  • Publication number: 20060182714
    Abstract: The invention provides synthesis and application of new structural well defined branched polymers as protraction agents for peptide and protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Applicant: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Carsten Behrens, Florencio Dorwald, Mikael Kofod-Hansen, Jesper Lau, Janos Kodra, Thomas Hansen, Paw Bloch
  • Publication number: 20060183669
    Abstract: Method for purifying a racemized polypeptide by ion-exchange chromatography.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2006
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Applicant: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Thomas Hansen, Steffen Kidal, Camilla Kornbeck
  • Publication number: 20060128662
    Abstract: Novel hydroxyl styrene sulfonyl derivatives of Formula (I) are provided which are useful in the treatment of obesity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2005
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Applicant: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Tina Tagmose, Preben Olesen, Thomas Hansen
  • Publication number: 20060103458
    Abstract: A multiple-channel audio processor (10) and an associated plurality of power stages (22) in an audio system are disclosed. The audio processor (10) includes a plurality of audio amplifier channels (22), each of which includes a pulse-code-modulation (PCM) to pulse-width-modulation (PWM) conversion function (25), which generates PWM signals for application to the plurality of power stages (22). The audio amplifier channels (20) each also include an interchannel delay function (28) for delaying the PWM edges relative to other channels (20), for reducing noise. The audio amplifier channels (20) each also include delay adjust circuitry (32) for gradually increasing and decreasing the interchannel delay of the channel (20) on startup and shutdown. This permits a single control terminal (VALID) at the processor to globally enable and disable all of the power stages (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Publication date: May 18, 2006
    Applicant: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Thomas Hansen, Anker Bjorn-Josefsen, Lars Risbo, Douglas Roberson
  • Publication number: 20060022473
    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: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2005
    Publication date: February 2, 2006
    Applicant: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventor: Thomas Hansen
  • Publication number: 20050219123
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for transmitting or emitting high-frequency waves, which 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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2003
    Publication date: October 6, 2005
    Inventors: Thomas Hansen, Martin Schneider
  • Patent number: 6919315
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds of formula I formula I wherein R1, R2, R5, R6, R7, R8, G, J, L, M, a, b, c, d, e, and f are as defined in the specification, and compositions containing them. These compounds are useful for treating medical disorders resulting from a deficiency in growth hormone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Bernd Peschke, Birgit Richter, Thomas Hansen Kruse, Michael Ankersen, Lutz Richter
  • Patent number: 6913126
    Abstract: An impact damper for deceleration of a vehicle impacting on all obstacle by hydraulic damping forces and gas spring forces includes at least inner and outer pipes telescopically displaceable one inside the other and defining an annular space therebetween with a base closing one end of the inner pipe. A dividing piston is sealingly guided in the inner pipe. The inner pipe, the base, and the dividing piston define a gas space which holds gas under pressure. The inner pipe further defines a first liquid space separated from the gas space by the dividing piston. An intermediate wall is fastened to the inner pipe and includes a throttle opening therethrough connecting a second liquid space to the first liquid space. The annular space between the first and second pipes has one end sealed to the atmosphere and another end sealed by the intermediate wall. The annular space is connected to the second liquid space by a flow connection having a valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: ZF Boge GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Dohrmann, Thomas Hansen
  • Publication number: 20050098635
    Abstract: A method and device for providing informational package inserts to a consumer. An electronic storage device is included with each product of a plurality of related products where the electronic storage device includes informational package inserts regarding each of the products of the plurality of products. The package insert for each product is included in multiple language such that the single electronic storage device can be utilized with multiple products and in multiple countries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2003
    Publication date: May 12, 2005
    Inventors: David Casal, Thomas Hansen, Santiago Asuncion
  • Publication number: 20050036937
    Abstract: A rhenium (IV) sulphide (ReS2) nanotube material and a method of preparation of the rhenium (IV) sulphide (ReS2) nanotube material. The rhenium (IV) sulphide (ReS2) nanotube material comprises hollow cylinders of concentric rhenium (IV) sulphide layers, the ReS2 interlayer distance being between 0.5 to 0.7 nm. Each ReS2 layer consists of a layer of rhenium atoms sandwiched between two layers of sulfur atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2003
    Publication date: February 17, 2005
    Inventors: Michael Brorson, Claus Jacobsen, Thomas Hansen
  • Publication number: 20040217830
    Abstract: An RF multilayer circuit board having: a first conductive device in a first plane for providing a first RF signal line; a first reference potential plane in a second plane for providing a reference potential of the first RF signal line; at least one second reference potential plane in a third plane for providing a reference potential of an at least one second RF signal line; at least one second conductive device in a fourth plane for providing a second RF signal line; a plated through hole device for electrically connecting the first and second conductive devices, the first and second reference potential planes each having a recess between them in the area of the plated through hole device; and at least one additional conductive device in the area of the plated through hole device at least between the first and second reference potential planes and bonding them in order to provide a waveguiding channel around the plated through hole device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2004
    Publication date: November 4, 2004
    Inventors: Thomas Hansen, Martin Schneider, Oliver Brueggemann
  • Publication number: 20030111307
    Abstract: An impact damper for deceleration of a vehicle impacting on all obstacle by hydraulic damping, forces and gas spring forces includes at least inner and outer pipes telescopically displaceable one inside the other and defining an annular space therebetween with a base closing one end of the inner pipe. A dividing piston is sealingly guided in the inner pipe. The inner pipe, the base, and the dividing piston define a gas space which holds gas under pressure. The inner pipe further defines a first liquid space separated from the gas space by the dividing piston. An intermediate wall is fastened to the inner pipe and includes a throttle opening therethrough connecting a second liquid space to the first liquid space. The annular space between the first and second pipes has one end sealed to the atmosphere and another end sealed by the intermediate wall. The annular space is connected to the second liquid space by a flow connection having a valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2002
    Publication date: June 19, 2003
    Applicant: ZF Boge GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Dohrmann, Thomas Hansen
  • Patent number: 4750905
    Abstract: An improved prosthesis construction in a femoral-side hip joint replacement device of the type having an elongate curved stem held within an intramedullary cavity in a femur, and a neck supporting a ball-like joint member at the femur's proximal end. The construction includes an elongate polymer core containing continuous-filament fibers oriented substantially along the length of the core. The core contains the neck, an elongate distal stem whose cross-sectional area is less than about one-quarter that of the neck, and a tapered sections which mates the neck to the stem. A polymer skin fused to and covering the stem and tapered section of the core is shaped and dimensioned to conform to and fill the bone cavity. A braided sheath encases the stem and tapered sections of the core and it embedded in the polymer skin adjacent the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1988
    Assignee: Harrington Arthritis Research Center
    Inventors: James Koeneman, Thomas Hansen, Ron Yapp, Allan M. Weinstein, Roger Johnson
  • Patent number: 4726879
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for etching semiconductor materials with a high etch rate against an insulator mask using a novel etchant gas mixture. The mixture consists of a chlorocarbon (e.g., CCl.sub.2 F.sub.2, CCl.sub.4 or CCl.sub.3 F), SF.sub.6, O.sub.2 and an inert gas (e.g. He). The preferred gas mixture contains 2/1 ratio of the chlorocarbon to SF6 and the following composition: 1-4% of SF.sub.6, 3-10% of O.sub.2, 74-93% of He and 3-10% of chlorocarbon. The etch rate of silicon (or silicide) against an oxide mask using this etchant gas mixture under normal etching conditions is high, on the order of 30-40. An impressive feature of the process is shape control of trenches by mere manipulation of the RIE system power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1988
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James A. Bondur, Nicholas J. Giammarco, Thomas A. Hansen, George A. Kaplita, John S. Lechaton
  • Patent number: 4589193
    Abstract: Disclosed is the use of metal silicide (e.g. Pt-Si) contacts in boron lightly doped P.sup.- type silicon between two contiguous but not adjacent N.sup.+ type regions instead of employing the usual P.sup.+ implanted or diffused channel stoppers. The invention finds a particularly interesting application in polyimide filled deep trench isolated integrated circuits.The trench sidewalls are coated with an insulating material which is removed from the trench bottom at the all contact etch step. The Pt-Si is formed at the bottom of the trenches at the same time that the device contacts are made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1986
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: George R. Goth, Thomas A. Hansen, Robert T. Villetto, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4549927
    Abstract: Deep trenches (14,15) are formed according to the desired pattern through the N epitaxial layer (13) and N.sup.+ subcollector region (12) into the P.sup.- substrate (11) of a silicon structure (10). Where a substrate contact is needed, the trenches delineate a central stud (16) or mesa of silicon material. Channel stop regions (18) are formed e.g. by ion implantation of boron atoms at the bottom of trenches, SiO.sub.2 and Si.sub.3 N.sub.4 layers (17,19) are then deposited on the whole structure. A substrate contact mask is applied and patterned to selectively expose one side of the trench sidewalls, the bottom of the trenches adjacent thereto and others areas if desired such as the top surface of the stud. The composite SiO.sub.2 /Si.sub.3 N.sub.4 layer is then etched to leave exposed only the sidewalls of the stud, at least partially the bottom of the trenches adjacent thereto and the top surface of the stud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1985
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: George R. Goth, Thomas A. Hansen, James S. Makris
  • Patent number: D364469
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1995
    Assignee: Andersen Corporation
    Inventors: David A. Eijadi, Loren Abraham, Dawn DeKeyser, Thomas A. Hansen