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).

  • Publication number: 20100297754
    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: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: Norchip A/S
    Inventors: Lars A. Solli, Anja Gulliksen, Frank Karlsen, Tobias Baier, Rainer Gransee, Thomas Hansen-Hagge, Klaus Stefan Drese, Liv Furuberg
  • Publication number: 20100277361
    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: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2008
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventors: Thomas Focke, Joerg Hilsebecher, Arne Zender, Thomas Schoeberl, Thomas Hansen
  • Publication number: 20100231436
    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: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventors: Thomas Focke, Joerg Hilsebecher, Thomas Binzer, Thomas Schoeberl, Thomas Hansen
  • Patent number: 7786928
    Abstract: A monostatic multi-beam radar sensor for motor vehicles, having a group antenna, a planar lens having multiple inputs, and a homodyne mixer system, wherein the mixer system comprises multiple transfer mixers that are connected in parallel to the inputs of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Hansen, Martin Schneider, Joerg Schoebel, Oliver Brueggemann
  • Publication number: 20090306835
    Abstract: An agricultural vehicle can be switched between a driver-controlled driven mode in which the direction and speed of travel of the vehicle are determined by the driver and a remotely controlled driven mode in which the direction and speed of travel of the vehicle are determined by information received from outside. In the remotely controlled driven mode, a control arrangement able to be operated by the driver is monitored (S4, S6, S7), and the vehicle is switched back to the driver-controlled mode (S5) if an intervention by the driver of a first type at the control arrangement is sensed. In the event of an intervention by the driver of a second type (S8, S10), the remotely controlled mode is maintained and a correction determined by the intervention taken by the driver is made (S9, S11) to the movement of the vehicle as determined by the information received from outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventors: Klaus Martin Ellermann, Helmut G. Konrad, Thomas Hansen
  • Patent number: 7576062
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds of 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: June 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Bernd Peschke, Birgit Richter, legal representative, Thomas Hansen Kruse, Michael Ankersen, Lutz Richter
  • Publication number: 20080297400
    Abstract: A monostatic multi-beam radar sensor for motor vehicles, having a group antenna, a planar lens having multiple inputs, and a homodyne mixer system, wherein the mixer system comprises multiple transfer mixers that are connected in parallel to the inputs of the lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2005
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Hansen, Martin Schneider, Joerg Schoebel, Oliver Brueggemann
  • Publication number: 20080258964
    Abstract: In a radar system, a switcher is provided for switching over between at least two different directional characteristics, in particular for different distance ranges, of at least two transmitting antennas. On the receiving side, a combined evaluation of the digitized signals of at least two receiving antennas is performed, in the manner of a correlation of the receiving antenna signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2005
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventors: Thomas Schoeberl, Thomas Focke, Thomas Hansen, Martin Schneider, Joerg Schoebel, Volker Gross, Oliver Brueggemann
  • 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