Patents by Inventor Brian A. Hanson

Brian A. 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: 20190221058
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to communicating autonomous-vehicle status. In particular, the methods, devices, and systems of the present disclosure can: determine one or more maintenance statuses of one or more of multiple different systems of an autonomous vehicle; and depict at least one of the status(es) via a display device affixed to an exterior of the autonomous vehicle and configured to display information associated with the multiple different systems such that the information is visible to an observer located outside the autonomous vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Molly Castle Nix, Sean Chin, Eric James Hanson, Philipp Haban, Richard Brian Donnelly, David Patrick Rice, Thomas Jeffery Watson, JR.
  • Publication number: 20190186805
    Abstract: A refrigerator including a cabinet, a liner defining a compartment within the cabinet, a fan to move cooled air, and an air tower positioned adjacent the liner and provided in fluid communication with the compartment via a plurality of primary exhaust openings. The refrigerator further includes an air filter bracket separate from and located adjacent to the air tower and provided in fluid communication with both the air tower and the compartment. The ir filter bracket includes a duct positioned adjacent the flow path of the air tower to be in fluid communication with a secondary exhaust opening of the air tower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan Edward Ulsaker, Ronaldo M. Oliveira, Cory Dale Simpson, Brian Roesch, Rodrigo Pagnozzi, Ali Khan Mayanna, Josh Hanson
  • Publication number: 20170027582
    Abstract: A medical device may include an insertion device having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending therethrough. A snare device may be configured to transition between a retracted state within the lumen of the insertion device, and an extended state extending distally of the insertion device. The snare device may comprise a wire. A member may be disposed within the lumen of the insertion device. The member may be configured to maintain legs of the snare device in an open snare loop configuration in the extended state. In the open snare loop configuration, the wire may include an arcuate loop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Elias KHOURY, Wade STRELOW, JR., Steven LARSEN, Ismail GULER, Brian HANSON, Daniel VANCAMP, Paul SMITH, Kevin McELWEE, Oscar CARRILLO, JR., Andrew SCHAUBHUT, Samuel RAYBIN, Man NGUYEN, Naroun SUON
  • Publication number: 20170020550
    Abstract: A medical device may include an insertion device having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending therethrough. The medical device may further include a snare device configured to transition between a contracted state within the lumen of the insertion device, and an expanded state extending distally of the insertion device. The snare device may include a loop including a pair of legs and a distal tip. The distal tip may include a plurality of stabilizers between the pair of legs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven LARSEN, Brian HANSON, Elias KHOURY, Ismail GULER, Paul SMITH, Daniel VANCAMP, Wade STRELOW, Kevin McELWEE
  • Patent number: 9326437
    Abstract: A shovel and ergonomic second-handle for a shovel are disclosed. The shovel includes a scoop; a shaft having first and second end portions, the first end portion being secured to the scoop; a main handle at the second end portion of the shaft; and a second handle positioned relatively closer to the first end portion of the shaft than to the second end portion of the shaft, the second handle including a grip, and the second handle being positioned such that a line extending through a longitudinal axis of the grip intersects the shaft. The grip is disposed at an angle ? relative to the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: KREGER-HANSON, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Hanson, Geoffrey Hanson
  • Publication number: 20150216099
    Abstract: A shovel and ergonomic second-handle for a shovel are disclosed. The shovel includes a scoop; a shaft having first and second end portions, the first end portion being secured to the scoop; a main handle at the second end portion of the shaft; and a second handle positioned relatively closer to the first end portion of the shaft than to the second end portion of the shaft, the second handle including a grip, and the second handle being positioned such that a line extending through a longitudinal axis of the grip intersects the shaft. The grip is disposed at an angle ? relative to the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventors: Brian Hanson, Geoffrey Hanson
  • Patent number: 8653632
    Abstract: A method for passivating a biomaterial surface includes exposing the biomaterial surface to therapeutic electrical energy in the presence of blood or plasma. The biomaterial surface may be removably secured within a chamber of a treatment system, which communicates the therapeutic electrical energy to the biomaterial surface while interfacing the biomaterial surface with blood or plasma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic ATS Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Pederson, Larry Peterson, Brian Hanson
  • Publication number: 20120252265
    Abstract: A connector assembly for a corrugated coaxial cable is provided. The coaxial cable connector assembly comprises a compression member having a first end and a second end, a connector body having a first end and a second end, an insulator, a pin, and a spring basket, wherein the first end of the compression member is structured to receive an exposed end of a corrugated coaxial cable and the second end is structured to receive the first end of the connector body, wherein the connector body is configured to retain the insulator therein and the insulator is configured to retain the pin therein to insulate the pin from the connector body, and wherein the spring basket is configured to couple to an exposed inner conductor of the cable, and wherein the compression member is configured to physically retain the cable and electrically couple an outer conductor of the cable to the connector body while electrically coupling the spring basket to the pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: JOHN MEZZALINGUA ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventors: Werner Karl Wild, Noah Montena, Brian Hanson, Chris Natoli
  • Publication number: 20110200738
    Abstract: A method for passivating a biomaterial surface includes exposing the biomaterial surface to therapeutic electrical energy in the presence of blood or plasma. The biomaterial surface may be removably secured within a chamber of a treatment system, which communicates the therapeutic electrical energy to the biomaterial surface while interfacing the biomaterial surface with blood or plasma.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventors: Brian Pederson, Larry Peterson, Brian Hanson
  • Publication number: 20110201224
    Abstract: A high definition multimedia interface connector comprising a connector body having an extension configured to be inserted into a high definition multimedia interface receptacle, and at least one projection on an outer surface of the extension to facilitate releasable engagement of the plug with a standard high definition multimedia receptacle. A corresponding method of releasably securing a high definition multimedia interface plug to a standard high definition multimedia interface receptacle is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Hanson, Jeremy Amidon, Noah Montena
  • Patent number: 7937982
    Abstract: A hard disk destruction apparatus is presented having a penetrating point that is manually pressed against a hard disk. The point has an angled tip designed to penetrate the hard disk casing and deform the hard disk platters within. The manual pressing avoids the use of any electrical power or other fuel. In one described embodiment, a mechanical arbor press provides the necessary force. A transparent safety shield surrounds the hard disk during destruction. A restraint prevents upward movement of the hard disk when the point is extracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: BBY Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl Aoki, David Weese, Joshua McCombs, Bradley Parker, Joe Sexton, Robert Stephens, Duane Peterson, Andrew Strom, Tito Perfecto, Gary Griner, Kathleen Maurer, Abelardo Acuña, Brian Hanson, Michael Wegehaupt, Chris Nalezny, James D. Christophel
  • Publication number: 20100037379
    Abstract: A special toilet tank equipped with a pivoting urinal, to facilitate the collection of urine from a standing male person. This will protect surrounding floors, walls and structure, from urine spray. The folding urinal is moveable from a stored position in the special tank enclosure to a position above the toilet bowl. The urine drops directly into the toilet bowl eliminating the need for a separate drain line. A water line passes through a position valve, to provide rinse water inside the urinal to flush the urine from the inside surfaces. The rinse water also drops into the bowl during flushing. When the urinal is in the stored position, the position valve prevents flow of water to the urinal during normal flushing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Inventors: Richard Brian Hanson, Richard Wayne Hanson
  • Publication number: 20080250948
    Abstract: A hard disk destruction apparatus is presented having a penetrating point that is manually pressed against a hard disk. The point has an angled tip designed to penetrate the hard disk casing and deform the hard disk platters within. The manual pressing avoids the use of any electrical power or other fuel. In one described embodiment, a mechanical arbor press provides the necessary force. A transparent safety shield surrounds the hard disk during destruction. A restraint prevents upward movement of the hard disk when the point is extracted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Inventors: Carl Aoki, David Weese, Joshua McCombs, Bradley Parker, Joe Sexton, Robert Stephens, Duane Peterson, Andrew Strom, Tito Perfecto, Gary Griner, Kathleen Maurer, Abelardo Acuna, Brian Hanson, Michael Wagenhaupt, Chris Nalezny, James D. Christophel
  • Publication number: 20070131662
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting a planar medical component having a first surface and a second surface, comprising a clamp for fixing the component and applying a tensile force, a support having a surface having a hole therein, the upper surface disposed proximate the second surface of the component, and a cutting device having a cutting head disposed proximate the support and facing the first surface, wherein the support is configured to move along the plane of the component relative to the clamp and the cutting device cutting head is configured to hold position relative to the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2005
    Publication date: June 14, 2007
    Inventors: Matthew Shedlov, Brian Hanson, Kevin King, David Groneberg
  • Publication number: 20060248698
    Abstract: A stent and a method of making a stent from a tubular member. The stent includes a pattern and an opening cut into the wall of the stent and extending from the first end to the second end. One or more connectors may be cut in the tubular wall and extend into the opening cut in the tubular member. The connectors may aid in subsequent expansion and/or forming of the stent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2005
    Publication date: November 9, 2006
    Inventors: Brian Hanson, Wade Johnson, Kenneth Merdan
  • Patent number: 7085635
    Abstract: The vehicular monitoring system obtains audio information from the speech of occupants within the vehicle and then processes that audio information to extract information about the behavior of the vehicle occupants. Using the behavioral information the system then assesses whether said behavior is in compliance with a predefined set of rules. Severe violations are reported to a third party via cellular telephone or other means. Less severe violations are recorded in a log file that is subsequently uploaded to a networked computer system for review and analysis. The behavioral rules used to assess violations may be modified by the administrative user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert C Boman, Roland Kuhn, Brian Hanson
  • Patent number: 7046139
    Abstract: A device usage monitoring and control system for accomplishing parental monitoring and control of devices connected to a home network includes a permissions module receiving and storing control commands from a parent defining permissions with respect to one or more children. The permissions specify levels of access to devices connected to a home network and/or classifications of media content consumable via the devices. A control module grants a child access to the devices and/or media content via the devices based on the levels of access. A monitoring module monitors the child's usage of the devices and/or the child's consumption of media content via the devices, stores a related usage history, and communicates the usage history to the parent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Roland Kuhn, Philippe Morin, Brian Hanson
  • Patent number: 7034684
    Abstract: A personal item monitoring system includes a monitor having a transmitter and a receiver located therein. At least one radio identification tag is adapted to be coupled to a personal item. Alternatively, the radio identification tag may be pre-installed into the personal item. The monitor emits a radio frequency received by the radio frequency identification tag, and the radio frequency identification tag emits a responding signal if within a detection range. The monitor then alerts a user if the radio identification tag leaves the range of detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert C. Boman, Brian Hanson
  • Publication number: 20050240959
    Abstract: A device usage monitoring and control system for accomplishing parental monitoring and control of devices connected to a home network includes a permissions module receiving and storing control commands from a parent defining permissions with respect to one or more children. The permissions specify levels of access to devices connected to a home network and/or classifications of media content consumable via the devices. A control module grants a child access to the devices and/or media content via the devices based on the levels of access. A monitoring module monitors the child's usage of the devices and/or the child's consumption of media content via the devices, stores a related usage history, and communicates the usage history to the parent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2004
    Publication date: October 27, 2005
    Inventors: Roland Kuhn, Philippe Morin, Brian Hanson
  • Publication number: 20050240324
    Abstract: The vehicular monitoring system obtains audio information from the speech of occupants within the vehicle and then processes that audio information to extract information about the behavior of the vehicle occupants. Using the behavioral information the system then assesses whether said behavior is in compliance with a predefined set of rules. Severe violations are reported to a third party via cellular telephone or other means. Less severe violations are recorded in a log file that is subsequently uploaded to a networked computer system for review and analysis. The behavioral rules used to assess violations may be modified by the administrative user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2004
    Publication date: October 27, 2005
    Inventors: Robert Boman, Roland Kuhn, Brian Hanson