Patents by Inventor Jason A. Hansen

Jason A. 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: 20210054817
    Abstract: A battery pack for use in providing starting power for a starter motor of an internal combustion engine and to supply power to one or more auxiliary loads. The battery pack includes an outer housing that encloses a plurality of battery cells. A control unit is positioned within the outer housing and is connected to at least a starter switching element and an auxiliary switching element. The control unit controls the position of both the starter switching element and the auxiliary switching element to selectively connect the battery cells to the starter motor and the auxiliary loads. The battery pack further includes an ignition input terminal that is connected to the ignition circuit of the internal combustion engine such that the control unit can monitor the operational status of the internal combustion engine. The control unit can selectively ground the ignition coil of the ignition circuit to enable and/or terminate operation of the internal combustion engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: BRIGGS & STRATTON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert J. KOENEN, Jason A. HANSEN, Andrew PASKOV
  • Publication number: 20210019679
    Abstract: A novel location and marking system is configured to provide a seamless in-the-field access to resource and asset information databases with automated functionality that effectively and more efficiently manages, controls, and distributes data according to some embodiments. In some embodiments, such systems can enable utilities to manage assets in real-time, provide map asset status, and provide automatic ticket routing, dispatching and management. For example, in some embodiments, the system is configured to generate maps with identifiers or components of an active division including tickets of one or more assets of an active division. These assets include sites of residential and business gas, electrical, and/or water and sewer conduits and metering systems, as well as related underground infrastructure that can be susceptible to earthquakes, ground disturbances, and other emergency situations according to some embodiments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Shelbey Warner, Bob Wolf, William Glenn, Michael Hansen, Morgan Sharif, Jason Klemm, Zac Scofield, Eddie Dotson, Travis Huston, Steven Walker, Michael Glass, Patrick Buckles, Tony Chen, Siva Jasti
  • Publication number: 20200300206
    Abstract: An apparatus including an internal combustion engine, an electric motor configured to start the internal combustion engine, a brake mechanism, a release mechanism movable to a first position to release the brake mechanism, a switch actuated by the release mechanism, a pull rope, a sensor configured to output a signal based on the pull rope being actuated, and a control module coupled to the switch and the sensor. The switch is configured to provide a switch input to the control module when the release mechanism is in the first position. The sensor is configured to provide a sensor input to the control module when the pull rope is actuated. The control module activates the electric motor in response to the switch input and the sensor input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: BRIGGS & STRATTON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey ZEILER, Robert KOENEN, Jason HANSEN
  • Patent number: 10697417
    Abstract: A battery pack for use in providing starting power for a starter motor of an internal combustion engine and to supply power to one or more auxiliary loads. The battery pack includes an outer housing that encloses a plurality of battery cells. A control unit is positioned within the outer housing and is connected to at least a starter switching element and an auxiliary switching element. The control unit controls the position of both the starter switching element and the auxiliary switching element to selectively connect the battery cells to the starter motor and the auxiliary loads. The battery pack further includes an ignition input terminal that is connected to the ignition circuit of the internal combustion engine such that the control unit can monitor the operational status of the internal combustion engine. The control unit can selectively ground the ignition coil of the ignition circuit to enable and/or terminate operation of the internal combustion engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Briggs & Stratton Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Koenen, Jason A. Hansen, Andrew Paskov
  • Patent number: 10634041
    Abstract: An ignition system for an internal combustion engine that utilizes a single primary coil and a single secondary coil to drive a pair of spark plugs. Current flowing in both a first direction and a second direction passes through the primary coil. The current flowing through the primary coil induces corresponding current in the secondary coil, which flows from the secondary coil to one of two spark plugs. Each spark plug is coupled to the secondary coil such that each of the two spark plugs receives current flowing only in a single direction. The current flowing through the ignition system can be from either a power source or created by the rotation of a flywheel having a series of magnet clusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Briggs & Stratton Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Koenen, Andrew Paskov, Jason A. Hansen
  • Publication number: 20200083706
    Abstract: A battery for equipment having a charging system providing a charging voltage is provided. The battery includes a primary power supply, a secondary power supply, and a battery management system configured to at least one of (a) selectively increase the charging voltage to a boosted voltage and (b) selectively decrease the charging voltage to a bucked voltage, and provide at least one of the boosted voltage and the bucked voltage to the primary power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: Briggs & Stratton Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew J. Paskov, Jeffrey M. Zeiler, Robert Koenen, Daniel Brueck, Jason A. Hansen
  • Patent number: 10540176
    Abstract: A computer system, method, or computer-readable medium controls a potentially unacceptable software component intended for a software repository. A pre-defined application or repository policy associated with the repository or application pre-defines risks and, for each of the risks, an action to take for the risk. The action can be a pass action or a does-not-pass action, which are pre-defined programmatic steps also defined in the policy. When the component is not new to the repository or the application, the component is passed through for the usual handling. When the component is new, risks are determined that match the software component; for risks which match, the actions are taken as defined in the pre-defined policy. The pass action can include adding the software component to the software repository. The does-not-pass action is followed for a component that does not pass as a potentially unacceptable software component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Sonatype, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne Jackson, Michael Hansen, Brian Fox, Jaime Whitehouse, Jason Dillon
  • Publication number: 20200003134
    Abstract: An on-demand generator starting system and method is disclosed. The generator starting system is included as part of a standby or portable generator that includes one or more outlets that provide electrical power to an electrical device. The operating system includes a generator controller that monitors for a request for power from the electrical device connected to the outlet. When the control circuit of the generator controller determines that electric power is required from the generator, the control circuit initiates operation of the internal combustion engine. After the internal combustion engine starts, the control circuit operates a relay to provide power from the generator to the outlet of the generator. When the electrical device is no longer operating, the control circuit of the generator controller terminates operation of the internal combustion engine of the generator. In this manner, the generator operates only when the electrical device is requesting electrical power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: Briggs & Stratton Corporation
    Inventors: Robert John Koenen, Jason A. Hansen, Dale C. VanPatten, Jeffrey Berger, Philip Betzhold
  • Patent number: 10514014
    Abstract: A system and method for enhancing spark generation in an ignition coil of an internal combustion engine at low rotational speeds of the flywheel. The method and system monitor the rotational speed of the flywheel and, when the rotational speed of the flywheel is below a threshold rotational speed, the system and method supplies voltage pulses to the primary winding. The timing of the voltage pulses supplied to the primary winding are triggered off of voltage transitions in pulses induced in the primary winding upon rotation of the flywheel. Once the internal combustion engine has started, the switching device transitions into a second condition to disconnect the electrical storage device from the primary winding. The spark generation system of the present disclosure allows for starting of an internal combustion engine upon slower initial rotational speeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Briggs & Stratton Corporation
    Inventors: Robert John Koenen, Jason A. Hansen, Andrew Paskov
  • Publication number: 20190321199
    Abstract: Intervertebral spacer assemblies, systems, and methods thereof. A method of insertion includes inserting an intervertebral spacer and plate together using an insertion tool and, upon removal of the insertion tool, the intervertebral spacer and plate are no longer considered connected/coupled and act as separate components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Jason Gray, Mark Fromhold, Brittany Hansen, Mark Miccio, Morgan Kunkle, Matthew Urban, Jason Zappacosta, Noah Hansell, Mark Adams
  • Patent number: 10393086
    Abstract: A system and method for enhancing spark generation in an ignition coil of an internal combustion engine at low rotational speeds of the flywheel. The method and system monitor the rotational speed of the flywheel and, when the rotational speed of the flywheel is below a threshold rotational speed, the system and method supplies voltage pulses to the primary winding. The timing of the voltage pulses supplied to the primary winding are triggered off of voltage transitions in pulses induced in the primary winding upon rotation of the flywheel. Once the internal combustion engine has started, the switching device transitions into a second condition to disconnect the electrical storage device from the primary winding. The spark generation system of the present disclosure allows for starting of an internal combustion engine upon slower rope pull starting or upon discharge of a starter battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Briggs & Stratton Corporation
    Inventors: Robert John Koenen, Jason A. Hansen, Andrew Paskov
  • Patent number: 10376385
    Abstract: Intervertebral spacer assemblies, systems, and methods thereof. A method of insertion include inserting an intervertebral spacer and plate together using an insertion tool and, upon removal of the insertion tool, the intervertebral spacer and plate are no longer considered connected/coupled and act as separate components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Gray, Mark Fromhold, Brittany Hansen, Mark Miccio, Morgan Kunkle, Matthew Urban, Jason Zappacosta, Noah Hansell, Mark Adams
  • Patent number: 10368682
    Abstract: An extraction assembly for use in an automatic brewer. The extraction assembly controllably extracts espresso beverage from a quantity of brewing substance. A brew chamber of the extraction assembly is removable for exchange with another brew chamber of different brew volume, having enhanced structures, or for replacement and repair. A heating element may be in close proximity to the brew chamber. Heat from the heating element can be brought directly to the area in which the coffee is brewed to help maintain a more consistent, tighter tolerance temperature and faster recovery between brew cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Bunn-O-Matic Corporation
    Inventors: Suresh Radhakrishnan, Jason Ray Lieving, Daniel Hansen, Rex Allen Rogers, John Bodjack
  • Patent number: 10263485
    Abstract: An engine control system includes an engine, crankshaft, and a flywheel. The flywheel is coupled to the crankshaft of the engine and includes a number of magnets arranged axially along a first side. The system further includes a printed circuit board including a number of coils integrated into the circuit board. The printed circuit board is positioned such that a first face of the printed circuit board is positioned parallel to the first side of the flywheel. Power is generated by the flywheel rotating and causing the magnetic fields associated with the magnets to induce a current though the coils integrated into the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Briggs & Stratton Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Koenen, Jason Hansen
  • Publication number: 20190107096
    Abstract: A battery pack for use in providing starting power for a starter motor of an internal combustion engine and to supply power to one or more auxiliary loads. The battery pack includes an outer housing that encloses a plurality of battery cells. A control unit is positioned within the outer housing and is connected to at least a starter switching element and an auxiliary switching element. The control unit controls the position of both the starter switching element and the auxiliary switching element to selectively connect the battery cells to the starter motor and the auxiliary loads. The battery pack further includes an ignition input terminal that is connected to the ignition circuit of the internal combustion engine such that the control unit can monitor the operational status of the internal combustion engine. The control unit can selectively ground the ignition coil of the ignition circuit to enable and/or terminate operation of the internal combustion engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: Briggs & Stratton Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Koenen, Jason A. Hansen, Andrew Paskov
  • Publication number: 20190107062
    Abstract: Portable jobsite equipment includes a generator including an internal combustion engine and an alternator. The internal combustion engine includes a first cylinder including a first spark plug configured to create a first electrical spark, a second cylinder including a second spark plug configured to create a second electrical spark, an electronic control unit configured to activate and deactivate at least one of the first cylinder and the second cylinder, and a load source receiving supplied power from the generator. The electronic control unit activates one of the first cylinder and the second cylinder in response to a threshold increase of the load source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: Briggs & Stratton Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Koenen, Jason Hansen
  • Publication number: 20190074744
    Abstract: A device including a number of printed circuit board layers assembled in a stack that functions as a starting device for an internal combustion engine. Each of the circuit board layers includes a number of loops formed by copper traces on a dielectric substrate and each oriented in a coiled pattern. A rotor, which may take the form of a flywheel, is closely spaced from the stack of printed circuit board layers and includes a series of permanent magnets. When alternating current is supplied to the circuit board layers, the magnetic fields created by the loops induce rotation of the rotor. The device can operate in an alternator mode in which the device generates current as the rotor rotates past the loops on the circuit board during operation of the internal combustion engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: Briggs & Stratton Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Koenen, Jason A. Hansen
  • Patent number: 10202957
    Abstract: A self-contained starting module for outdoor power equipment that has control circuit and a start button. The starting module includes internal control circuit that can be either microprocessor based or analog. The control circuit receives a start signal from a start button of the starting module. The control circuit monitors for the presence of an enable device and, upon activation of the start button and the presence of the enable device, provides electric power to the electric load of the power equipment. When the start button is depressed for longer than a minimum engagement period, the control circuit initiates operation of the engine. If the start button is pressed for less than the minimum engagement period, the control circuit activates the electric load for an auxiliary period without starting the engine. During engine operation, if the start button is depressed, the operation of the engine is terminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Briggs & Stratton Corporation
    Inventors: Robert John Koenen, Jason Hansen, Andrew Paskov, Daniel Brueck, Steven J. Weber
  • Publication number: 20180313318
    Abstract: A system and method for enhancing spark generation in an ignition coil of an internal combustion engine at low rotational speeds of the flywheel. The method and system monitor the rotational speed of the flywheel and, when the rotational speed of the flywheel is below a threshold rotational speed, the system and method supplies voltage pulses to the primary winding. The timing of the voltage pulses supplied to the primary winding are triggered off of voltage transitions in pulses induced in the primary winding upon rotation of the flywheel. Once the internal combustion engine has started, the switching device transitions into a second condition to disconnect the electrical storage device from the primary winding. The spark generation system of the present disclosure allows for starting of an internal combustion engine upon slower initial rotational speeds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: Briggs & Stratton Corporation
    Inventors: Robert John Koenen, Jason A. Hansen, Andrew Paskov
  • Patent number: D874215
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Culinesco, LLC
    Inventors: Kate Hansen, Bryce Hansen, Jason Klug, Aaron Nelson, Ed Packer, Kent Ogden