Patents by Inventor Jason Hansen

Jason 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: 11029957
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses relating to instructions to compartmentalize memory accesses and execution (e.g., non-speculative and speculative) are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ravi Sahita, Deepak Gupta, Vedvyas Shanbhogue, David Hansen, Jason W. Brandt, Joseph Nuzman, Mingwei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10997216
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein describe systems and methods to generate statuses of higher level integrated logical clusters from one or more output files generated by the clusterwares of a plurality of lower level physical clusters. The systems and methods provide an interactive dashboard graphical user interface (GUI) rendering the statuses of the higher level logical clusters. In response to a drill down selection by the system administrator, the systems and methods may render resource level statuses of the plurality of resources forming the higher level logical cluster. Therefore, by using a single dashboard, a system administrator can seamlessly transition between statuses at different level of abstractions for multiple resources distributed across multiple geographically diverse datacenters. Furthermore, the dashboard allows the system administrator to perform failover operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Jose Puente, Philip Hansen, Jason Patrick Picarazzi, Armondo Elias Ortega, James Joseph Forrester, Prasad Lakshmipathy
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20180283345
    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: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Briggs & Stratton Corporation
    Inventors: Robert John Koenen, Jason A. Hansen, Andrew Paskov
  • Publication number: 20180175691
    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: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Briggs & Stratton Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Koenen, Jason Hansen
  • Publication number: 20180156179
    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: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: Briggs & Stratton Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Koenen, Andrew Paskov, Jason A. Hansen
  • Patent number: 9917460
    Abstract: A battery pack for use to provide starting power of an internal combustion engine. The battery pack includes an outer housing that encloses a plurality of individual battery cells organized into two battery groups. A charging circuit is contained within the outer housing, which allows the battery cells to be recharged without the need for a charging device other than the battery pack. The charging circuit allows the battery cells to be recharged from either a wall outlet or from the alternator of the internal combustion engine. The battery pack further includes a switching circuit that can configure the battery groups in either a parallel mode or a series mode. In the series mode, the output voltage of the battery pack is increased for starting a cold engine. In the parallel mode, the amount of current available from the battery pack is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Briggs & Stratton Corporation
    Inventors: Robert John Koenen, Jason Hansen, Andrew Paskov