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: 7192067
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventor: Thomas Hansen
  • Publication number: 20070042956
    Abstract: Novel GLP-1 compounds and their therapeutic use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Publication date: February 22, 2007
    Applicant: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Nils Johansen, Jesper Lau, Kjeld Madsen, Thomas Hansen, Jeppe Sturis
  • Publication number: 20070027091
    Abstract: Small cyclic peptides of the formula X1-X2-X3-X4-X5-X6-X7-R1 comprising 7-12 amino acid residues are provided. Said peptides are MC4 receptor agonists, and thus useful in the treatment of obesity and related diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Applicant: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Kilian Conde-Frieboes, Ulrich Sensfuss, Kjeld Madsen, Nils Johansen, Leif Christensen, Thomas Hansen, Birgitte Wulff
  • Publication number: 20070010559
    Abstract: Novel 3-vinylsulfonyl indole derivatives are chemical uncouplers useful e.g. for treatment of obesity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2006
    Publication date: January 11, 2007
    Applicant: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Lise Christiansen, Tina Tagmose, Preben Olesen, Thomas Hansen
  • Publication number: 20070004794
    Abstract: Novel salicylic anilides are chemical uncouplers useful e.g. for the treatment of obesity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2006
    Publication date: January 4, 2007
    Applicant: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Preben Olesen, Thomas Hansen, Lise Christiansen, Holger Hansen
  • Patent number: 7154441
    Abstract: A device for transmitting or emitting high-frequency waves 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. The feedthrough device (15) is configured in such a way that at a given frequency (f) it prevents the propagation of waveguide modes and excitation of waveguide mode resonance in the useful frequency band (F).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Hansen, Martin Schneider
  • Publication number: 20060279354
    Abstract: An audio system includes a switch mode amplifier that provides an output signal at an output for driving a load based on at least one control signal. A control system provides the at least one control signal to control the amplifier according to an operating mode of the audio system. In a first mode, the control system providing the at least one control signal to actively control an equivalent output impedance at the output of the amplifier, gradually adjusting the equivalent output impedance from a high-impedance state to a low impedance state, so as to mitigate a voltage drop across the load (e.g., including one or more speakers) when the amplifier is activated to a second mode corresponding to the low impedance state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2005
    Publication date: December 14, 2006
    Inventors: Thomas Hansen, Lars Risbo, Anker Bjorn-Josefsen
  • 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