Patents by Inventor Thomas W. Hanson

Thomas W. Hanson 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: 20200078818
    Abstract: An apparatus (102) for delivering a glutinous substance (168) from a cartridge (166) to an applicator (254) comprises a sleeve (106) and a pressure-cap assembly (104). The pressure-cap assembly (104) comprises a pressure cap (110), proximate an inlet (124) of the sleeve (106). The pressure-cap assembly (104) also comprises an actuator (114), coupled to the pressure cap (110) and to the sleeve (106). The apparatus (102) further comprises an automated coupler (223), configured to automatically reversibly sealingly couple the applicator (254) with the leading end (167) of the cartridge (166).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: John W. Pringle, IV, John J. Brown, Angelica Davancens, Frederick B. Frontiera, Martin Guirguis, Raul Tomuta, Richard P. Topf, Don D. Trend, Jake B. Weinmann, Thomas C. Hanson
  • Patent number: 10518289
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering a glutinous substance from a cartridge to an applicator comprises a sleeve and a pressure-cap assembly. The pressure-cap assembly comprises a pressure cap, proximate an inlet of the sleeve. The pressure-cap assembly also comprises an actuator, coupled to the pressure cap and to the sleeve. The apparatus further comprises an automated coupler, configured to automatically reversibly sealingly couple the applicator with the leading end of the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John W. Pringle, IV, John J. Brown, Angelica Davancens, Frederick B. Frontiera, Martin Guirguis, Raul Tomuta, Richard P. Topf, Don D. Trend, Jake B. Weinmann, Thomas C. Hanson
  • Publication number: 20170335587
    Abstract: A storage system comprising a portable building having a climate-controlled interior space and a plurality of hazardous materials storage cabinets disposed in the interior space. The portable building contains no water sprinklers and no smoke detectors and has a floor that is sealed to prevent leakage of liquid. Each cabinet comprises metal double walls separated by an air space and a liquid-tight containment sump. Each cabinet is configured so that fire cannot spread from a space above a shelf to a space below the shelf. The storage system further comprises an electrical power connection and an HVAC unit mounted to an exterior of the portable building.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Matthew L. Prendergast, Randall B. Carey, Thomas W. Hanson
  • Patent number: 8290642
    Abstract: A system and method for filtering information from an electronic flight bag system (EFB) used on a mobile platform, for example, on an aircraft. In one embodiment the system makes use of an EFB having a display with a selection to enable a filter. When the filter is enabled, the user is presented with a plurality of options for limiting retrieved information to only specific types of information or data. This allows one, two or more layers of filtering to be implemented on the information that is searched and obtained from the EFB, and enables a limited subset of information to be obtained that is available for viewing on a display associated with the EFB. The system and method eliminates or significantly reduces the amount of non-relevant information that the crew members are required to review when attempting to obtain specific types of information from the EFB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Thomas W. Hanson
  • Patent number: 8267206
    Abstract: A patient support including a traction device for powered movement of the patient support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John David Vogel, Thomas W. Hanson, Craig Crandall, Joseph A. Kummer, Michael M. Frondorf, David P. Lubbers, Ronald P. Kappeler, Bradley T. Wilson, Darrell L. Metz, Doug K. Smith, Jeffrey A. Ruschke, John Vodzak, Terry J. Stratman, Eric W. Oberhaus
  • Publication number: 20120012408
    Abstract: A patient support including a traction device for powered movement of the patient support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: John David Vogel, Thomas W. Hanson, Craig Crandall, Joseph A. Kummer, Michael M. Frondorf, David P. Lubbers, Ronald P. Kappeler, Bradley T. Wilson, Darrell L. Metz, Doug K. Smith, Jeffrey A. Ruschke, John Vodzak, Terry J. Stratman, Eric W. Oberhaus
  • Patent number: 8051931
    Abstract: A patient support including a traction device for powered movement of the patient support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John David Vogel, Thomas W. Hanson, Craig Crandall, Joseph A. Kummer, Michael M. Frondorf, David P. Lubbers, Ronald P. Kappeler, Bradley T. Wilson, Darrell L. Metz, Doug K. Smith, Jeffrey A. Ruschke, John Vodzak, Terry J. Stratman, Eric W. Oberhaus
  • Publication number: 20110035883
    Abstract: A patient support including a traction device for powered movement of the patient support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventors: John David Vogel, Thomas W. Hanson, Craig Crandall, Joseph A. Kummer, Michael M. Frondorf, David P. Lubbers, Ronald P. Kappeler, Bradley T. Wilson, Darrell L. Metz, Doug K. Smith, Jeffrey A. Ruschke, John Vodzak, Terry J. Stratman, Eric W. Oberhaus
  • Patent number: 7828092
    Abstract: A patient support including a traction device for powered movement of the patient support. The traction device includes a storage position and a use position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John David Vogel, Thomas W. Hanson, Craig Crandall, Joseph A. Kummer, Michael M. Frondorf, David P. Lubbers, Ronald P. Kappeler, Bradley T. Wilson, Darrell L. Metz, Doug K. Smith, Jeffrey A. Ruschke, John Vodzak, Terry J. Stratman, Eric W. Oberhaus
  • Patent number: 7481286
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, a propulsion system is provided to assist a caregiver in moving a patient support about a care facility. The propulsion system is detachably coupled to patient support to permit storage of the propulsion system or use of propulsion system on multiple patient supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Ruschke, Thomas W. Hanson
  • Publication number: 20080283329
    Abstract: A patient support including a traction device for powered movement of the patient support. The traction device includes a storage position and a use position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventors: John David Vogel, Thomas W. Hanson, Craig Crandall, Joseph A. Kummer, Michael M. Frondorf, David P. Lubbers, Ronald P. Kappeler, Bradley T. Wilson, Darrell L. Metz, Doug K. Smith, Jeffrey A. Ruschke, John Vodzak, Terry J. Stratman, Eric W. Oberhaus
  • Publication number: 20080215193
    Abstract: A system and method for filtering information from an electronic flight bag system (EFB) used on a mobile platform, for example, on an aircraft. In one embodiment the system makes use of an EFB having a display with a selection to enable a filter. When the filter is enabled, the user is presented with a plurality of options for limiting retrieved information to only specific types of information or data. This allows one, two or more layers of filtering to be implemented on the information that is searched and obtained from the EFB, and enables a limited subset of information to be obtained that is available for viewing on a display associated with the EFB. The system and method eliminates or significantly reduces the amount of non-relevant information that the crew members are required to review when attempting to obtain specific types of information from the EFB.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Thomas W. Hanson
  • Patent number: 7407024
    Abstract: A patient support including a traction device for powered movement of the patient support. The traction device includes a storage position and a use position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John David Vogel, Thomas W. Hanson, Craig Crandall, Joseph A. Kummer, Michael M. Frondorf, David P. Lubbers, Ronald P. Kappeler, Bradley T. Wilson, Darrell L. Metz, Doug K. Smith, Jeffrey A. Ruschke, John Vodzak, Terry J. Stratman, Eric W. Oberhaus
  • Patent number: 7195253
    Abstract: A patient support including a propulsion device for moving the patient support. The patient support includes a propulsion system having a propulsion device operably coupled to an input system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: Hill Rom Services, Inc
    Inventors: John David Vogel, Thomas W. Hanson, Craig Crandall, Joseph A. Kummer, Michael M. Frondorf, David P. Lubbers, Ronald P. Kappeler, Bradley T. Wilson, Darrell L. Metz, Doug K. Smith, Jeffrey A. Ruschke, John Vodzak, Terry J. Stratman, Eric W. Oberhaus
  • Patent number: 7090041
    Abstract: A patient support including a propulsion device for moving the patient support. The patient support includes a propulsion system having a propulsion device operably coupled to an input system. The input system controls the speed and direction of the propulsion device such that a caregiver can direct the patient support to a desired location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John David Vogel, Thomas W. Hanson, Craig Crandall, Joseph A. Kummer, Michael M. Frondorf, David P. Lubbers, Ronald P. Kappeler, Bradley T. Wilson, Darrell L. Metz, Doug K. Smith, Jeffrey A. Ruschke, John Vodzak, Terry J. Stratman, Eric W. Oberhaus
  • Patent number: 7083012
    Abstract: A patient support including a propulsion device for moving the patient support. The patient support includes a propulsion system having a propulsion device operably coupled to an input system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Service, Inc.
    Inventors: John David Vogel, Thomas W. Hanson, Craig Crandall, Joseph A. Kummer, Michael M. Frondorf, David P. Lubbers, Ronald P. Kappeler, Bradley T. Wilson, Darrell L. Metz, Doug K. Smith, Jeffrey A. Ruschke, John Vodzak, Terry J. Stratman, Eric W. Oberhaus
  • Patent number: 7021407
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, a propulsion system is provided to assist a caregiver in moving a patient support about a care facility. The propulsion system is detachably coupled to patient support to permit storage of the propulsion system or use of propulsion system on multiple patient supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Ruschke, Thomas W. Hanson
  • Patent number: 6901690
    Abstract: A two-part chamber block for a handgun which does not interfere with the inspection, operation or field stripping of the weapon other than access to the chamber and barrel. In a first embodiment, two lengthwise segments can be offset, inserted into the barrel and then aligned and retained by a cable tie or similar to prevent their removal. In a second embodiment a cable tie, or similar, connects a chamber portion and a barrel end portion to effectively block the chamber and barrel. A third embodiment uses segments inserted from opposite ends of the barrel with opposing teeth which interlock to retained the segments. Optional locking collars, latches, and configurations increase the adaptability of the chamber block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Inventor: Thomas W. Hanson
  • Patent number: 6877572
    Abstract: A patient support including a propulsion device for moving the patient support. The patient support includes a propulsion system having a propulsion device operably coupled to an input system. The input system controls the speed and direction of the propulsion device such that a caregiver can direct the patient support to a desired location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John David Vogel, Thomas W. Hanson, Craig Crandall, Joseph A. Kummer, Michael M. Frondorf, David P. Lubbers, Ronald P. Kappeler, Bradley T. Wilson, Darrell L. Metz, Doug K. Smith, Jeffrey A. Ruschke, John Vodzak, Terry J. Stratman, Eric W. Oberhaus
  • Patent number: 6846042
    Abstract: A chair for transporting a patient includes a base frame, a plurality of casters mounted to the base frame, a patient support, and a push bar mounted to a back section of the patient support for use when transporting the patient. A wheel is coupled to the base frame for movement between a downward brake-steer position, facilitating steering the chair during transport of the patient, and an upward neutral position. The patient support includes articulated leg and seat sections. A handle is coupled to the patient support and is movable between a position in which movement of the handle moves the leg section relative to the seat section and a position in which movement of the handle does not move the leg section relative to the seat section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas W. Hanson, John D. Vogel, Steven V. McCaig, Jack C. Newkirk, Donald E. Smith, Jonathan D. Turner, Terence M. Duncan, Gary S. Siegle, Gregory J. Figel, Jeffrey A. Heyser, William M. Blyshak, Michael P. Bish