Patents by Inventor Thomas Hansen

Thomas 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: 10410227
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer program products for forecasting future values of an item, where an initial value for the item is determined, and then a baseline forecast for a future reference period is computed based on factors that include microeconomic data which is specific to an industry of the item and macroeconomic data which is non-specific to the industry of the item. The forecast may also be adjusted based on data for a set of competitive items. The forecast for the item is stored and is then made available to clients that can access the forecast to determine the expected future value of the item at some point in the future.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: ALG, Inc.
    Inventors: Oliver Thomas Strauss, Morgan Scott Hansen
  • Publication number: 20190267705
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a body having a body outer element that has an external surface, and a radar module having a radar sensor, a housing that accommodates the radar sensor and that has a housing opening situated in the direction of detection of the radar sensor, and a radome fastened on the housing that closes the housing opening in the manner of a cover. The radome forms a part of the external surface of the body outer element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Klar, Andreas Pietsch, Armin Himmelstoss, Hartmut Kittel, Maik Hansen, Saeed Arafat, Thomas Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10394704
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and a device for testing a software program. The method of the present disclosure simulates, in a simulation process, a predetermined scenario on a test platform in a test scenario. The test platform in this simulation process generates output values based on input stimuli, and a dynamic adaption of the test scenario takes place during the simulation process based on the current state of the simulation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Norbert Wiechowski, Norman Hansen, Alexander Kugler, Stefan Kowalewski, Thomas Rambow, Rainer Busch
  • Patent number: 10396922
    Abstract: A system on a chip (SOC) is configured to support multiple time domains within a time-sensitive networking (TSN) environment. TSN extends Ethernet networks to support a deterministic and high-availability communication on Layer 2 (data link layer of open system interconnect “OSI” model) for time coordinated capabilities such as industrial automation and control applications. Processors in a system may have an application time domain separate from the communication time domain. In addition, each type time domain may also have multiple potential time masters to drive synchronization for fault tolerance. The SoC supports multiple time domains driven by different time masters and graceful time master switching. Timing masters may be switched at run-time in case of a failure in the system. Software drives the SoC to establish communication paths through a sync router to facilitate communication between time providers and time consumers. Multiple time sources are supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Chunhua Hu, Venkateswar Reddy Kowkutla, Eric Hansen, Denis Beaudoin, Thomas Anton Leyrer
  • Patent number: 10386545
    Abstract: The present invention relates to ionic silicone hydrogel polymers displaying improved lysozyme uptake, low contact angle and reduced water soluble polymeric ammonium salt uptake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Shivkumar Mahadevan, Zohra Fadli, Charles Scales, Thomas Maggio, Kunisi Venkatasubban, Eric R. George, James D. Ford, Carrie L. Davis, Leah Hansen, Scott L. Joslin
  • Publication number: 20190234168
    Abstract: A weatherization system for a wellhead methane emission reduction system is described. The weatherization system reduces green-house gas emission into the atmosphere and reduces the effects of weather on the methane emission reduction system. The weatherization system includes a stack assembly connected to a housing of the reduction system by a housing adapter. The stack assembly includes a stack adapter and a stack cover, which collectively helps protect the methane emission reduction system and prevents weather or atmospheric factors from entering the housing. The weatherization system may include one or more sensors for measuring the effects of weather or degradation of at least one of the weatherization system and the methane emission reduction system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Etter Engineering Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Etter, Jon G. Moore, SR., Alex Hansen
  • Publication number: 20190225945
    Abstract: The invention relates to recombinant microorganisms and methods of producing citronellal, citronellol, citronellic acid, and/or citronellal/citronellol pathway intermediates and precursors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Oestergaard Tange, Johannes Haerle, Fanny Delegrange, Julien Denis Vivian De Block, Robert Charles Allan, Philipp Friedrich Berninger, Christophe Folly, Davide Antonio Ravasio, Ludivine Labagnere, Federico Brianza, Curt Aimé Friis Nielsen, Jørgen Hansen, Nora Weber, Samantha Jessica Capewell
  • Publication number: 20190220530
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for lazy tracking mechanisms for web caching systems are provided. The lazy tracking mechanism may track and perform asynchronous (async) computation of dirty records for client-side caching mechanisms. The async computation of dirty records may include tracking or accounting for invalidated records relevant to a particular client or user system. Invalidation messages may be sent to client/user systems in response to receipt of a request for updated records, or in response to a request for a particular item. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Vishal MOTWANI, Nick Hansen, Vivek Chauhan, Thomas Archie Cook, JR., Thomas Keeney, Kamyar Seradjfar
  • 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