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: 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
  • 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: D800561
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: FF SKAGEN A/S
    Inventor: Thomas Hansen