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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20130120204
    Abstract: A transmitting device for electromagnetic radiation includes a waveguide having an input for coupling an electromagnetic wave into the waveguide, and multiple openings in the waveguide for emitting the electromagnetic wave. A controllable closure element is provided for selectively closing at least one of the openings with respect to the electromagnetic radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas Schoeberl, Thomas Focke, Reinhard Meschenmoser, Arne Zender, Thomas Hansen, Joerg Hilsebecher, Karl Nesemann, Oliver Lange
  • Patent number: 8404440
    Abstract: The present invention provides an integrated lab-on-a-chip device for carrying out a nucleic acid extraction process on a fluid sample containing cells and/or particles, the device comprising: (a) a sample inlet (1) for loading of a fluid sample, (b) a lysis unit (4) for lysis of cells and/or particles present in the fluid sample, (c) a reservoir of lysis fluid (7) for the lysis unit, (d) a nucleic acid extraction unit (5) downstream of the lysis unit, and (e) reservoirs of first washing buffer and eluant fluid (8, 9, 10) for the nucleic acid extraction unit, wherein the device further comprises (f) a mixing unit (6) downstream of the nucleic acid extraction unit, and (g) a source of mixing fluid (11) for the mixing unit. The reservoirs of lysis fluid, first washing buffer and eluant fluid may be provided parallel to one anther so that they may be actuated by a single pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Norchip A/S
    Inventors: Lars A. Solli, Anja Gulliksen, Frank Karlsen, Tobias Baier, Rainer Gransee, Thomas Hansen-Hagge, Klaus Stefan Drese, Liv Furuberg
  • Patent number: 8390506
    Abstract: An FMCW radar locating device includes a transmitting device having a controllable transmitting-signal-generating device generating a transmitting signal having a frequency corresponding to an input control signal; a control device connected to the transmitting-signal-generating device and generating the input control signal which controls the transmitting signal such that it rises periodically in a discontinuous, inconsistent linear fashion in first frequency segments, and drops periodically in a discontinuous, inconsistent linear fashion in second frequency segments; and a receiving device for receiving an echo signal reflected by an object and locating an object based on the received echo signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Focke, Joerg Hilsebecher, Arne Zender, Thomas Schoeberl, Thomas Hansen
  • Publication number: 20130016001
    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: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas Schoeberl, Reinhard Meschenmoser, Arne Zender, Thomas Hansen, Joerg Hilsebecher, Karl Nesemann, Oliver Lange
  • Patent number: 8344939
    Abstract: Radar sensor for motor vehicles, having a transmitting and receiving device for microwaves, in which beam-shaping devices which are independent of one another are provided for the azimuth and the elevation, and the beam-shaping device for the elevation has a cylindrical lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Focke, Joerg Hilsebecher, Thomas Binzer, Thomas Schoeberl, Thomas Hansen
  • Patent number: 8223086
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Hansen
  • Publication number: 20120146882
    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: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas Binzer, Thomas Hansen
  • Publication number: 20120026053
    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: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas Focke, Joerg Hilsebecher, Oliver Lange, Reinhard Meschenmoser, Arne Zender, Thomas Schoeberl, Thomas Hansen, Joachim Selinger, Karl Schneider
  • Publication number: 20110165025
    Abstract: A chip for performing and measuring chemical reactions, interactions (bonds), and/or conformational changes, especially fast chemical reactions and processes. The chip includes a base plate, which is made of a polymer material that is transparent at least in the measuring zone, and having. fluid ducts parallel to the plane of the base plate and includes at least two reagent feeders leading into a mixer structure that has a number of inlets corresponding to the number of reagent feeders and an outlet leading into a mixing section, the outlet of the mixing section leads into a measuring section, the outlet of the measuring section is connected to a discharge section, the discharge section leads out of the base plate or into a reservoir that is arranged on the chip, and pressure conduits lead into the reagent feeders at a distance from the mixer structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventors: Rainer Gransee, Thomas Hansen-Hagge, Friedhelm Schoenfeld, Frithjof van Germar, Nico Scharpfenecker, Franz-Josef Meyer-Almes
  • Publication number: 20110156973
    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: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventors: Thomas Focke, Joerg Hilsebecher, Oliver Lange, Reinhard Meschenmoser, Arne Zender, Thomas Schoeberl, Thomas Hansen, Joachim Selinger, Karl Schneider
  • Patent number: 7920094
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Hansen
  • Patent number: 7903830
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Thomas Hansen, Paul Anthony Wagner, Stephen Roy Barnes
  • Publication number: 20100295721
    Abstract: A radar device has an antenna as well as a switching module, the switching module being designed to set an electric signal to be provided to the antenna in such a way that, depending on the switching, the antenna either emits a continuous modulated radar signal for a long range or a pulsed modulated radar signal for a short range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventors: Thomas Focke, Juergen Hasch, Stefan Gaier, Lars Weikert, Thomas Hansen