Patents by Inventor John D. Hanson

John D. 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: 20210278175
    Abstract: Firearm associated electronic devices are provided. In one aspect a firearm associated device has a housing having a holding area and an opening through which a removable component may be positioned in the holding area, a door movable relative to the housing and having a door latch that moves along a path as the door moves and a housing latch movable between a first latch position where the housing latch is not in the path to a second latch position where the housing latch blocks movement of the door latch from a first range of positions where the door prevents the removable component from passing through the opening to a second range of positions where the door does not prevent the removable component from passing through the opening. A housing latch biasing member biases the housing latch into the second latch position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: John A. Kowalczyk, JR., Jeffrey D. Hanson, Jeffrey W. Mock
  • Patent number: 9524707
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a programmable pedalboard for a musical instrument is provided. The pedalboard includes a docking station for receiving a removable portable computer that provides a plurality of instrument effects. The docking station is configured to receive an audio signal from a musical instrument and to modify the audio signal from the musical instrument based on at least one instrument effect from the plurality of instrument effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Robin M. Urry, John D. Hanson, James D. Pennock, James E. Lambrick, William E. Clements
  • Publication number: 20150154948
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a programmable pedalboard for a musical instrument is provided. The pedalboard includes a docking station for receiving a removable portable computer that provides a plurality of instrument effects. The docking station is configured to receive an audio signal from a musical instrument and to modify the audio signal from the musical instrument based on at least one instrument effect from the plurality of instrument effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventors: Robin M. URRY, John D. HANSON, James D. PENNOCK, James E. LAMBRICK, William E. CLEMENTS
  • Patent number: 8957297
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a programmable pedalboard for a musical instrument is provided. The pedalboard includes a docking station for receiving a removable portable computer that provides a plurality of instrument effects. The docking station is configured to receive an audio signal from a musical instrument and to modify the audio signal from the musical instrument based on at least one instrument effect from the plurality of instrument effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Robin M. Urry, John D. Hanson, James D. Pennock, James E. Lambrick, William E. Clements
  • Publication number: 20130327201
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a programmable pedalboard for a musical instrument is provided. The pedalboard includes a docking station for receiving a removable portable computer that provides a plurality of instrument effects. The docking station is configured to receive an audio signal from a musical instrument and to modify the audio signal from the musical instrument based on at least one instrument effect from the plurality of instrument effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Robin M. Urry, John D. Hanson, James D. Pennock, James E. Lambrick, William E. Clements
  • Patent number: 8483404
    Abstract: A system comprises an audio processor adapted for communication with an audio source and a control cover. The audio processor may have a plurality of manual controls to adjust audio processing parameters based on selected states of the controls. The control cover may engage the audio processor to restrict movement of the manual controls and maintain the manual controls in their selected states. The audio processor may be a pedal-processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: John B. Bogdan, Robin M. Urry, John D. Hanson
  • Publication number: 20090262953
    Abstract: A system comprises an audio processor adapted for communication with an audio source and a control cover. The audio processor may have a plurality of manual controls to adjust audio processing parameters based on selected states of the controls. The control cover may engage the audio processor to restrict movement of the manual controls and maintain the manual controls in their selected states. The audio processor may be a pedal-processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2008
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: John B. Bogdan, Robin M. Urry, John D. Hanson
  • Patent number: 7026539
    Abstract: This invention provides a system for customizing musical instrument signal processing enabling users to produce different tonal characteristics in created musical pieces. In order to create such tonal characteristics, a new mathematical model of tonal characteristics may be digitally created based on two or more initial mathematical models of tonal characteristics. After simulating a first and second initial mathematical models of tonal characteristics, the new mathematical model is created by interpolating one or more coefficients of the first and second initial mathematical models. The new mathematical model may also adjust a control parameter where the control parameter may exist between two values. When the control parameter is the first value, the new mathematical model is the first initial mathematical model. When the control parameter is the second value, the new mathematical model may be the second initial mathematical model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: James D. Pennock, Robin M. Urry, John D. Hanson, Jeremy Geisler
  • Patent number: 6817544
    Abstract: A device for preventing the rotation of a power drill attachment relative to a power drill is provided and is described in combination with a liquid sprayer. The device having a container (10) with a supply tube (12) extending downward into the container (10) and upward into a pump inlet (14) which is open to a pump (16.) The pump (16) has on the rearward side a pump seal (18) and a pump drive (20) and on the forward side a pump outlet (22) and nozzle (24). The pump has a rod (26) affixed to it by means of a rod attachment (28). The rod (26) extends rearward and includes an ergonomic rod pillow (30). Also included is a power drill (36) including a power drill trigger (32) and a power drill chuck (34). When energized the power drill (36) imparts rotational energy to the pump (16). Rotation of the pump (16) relative to the power drill (36) is prevented by the communication of the rod (26) the rod attachment (28) and the housing of the power drill (36).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Inventor: John D. Hanson
  • Publication number: 20040159222
    Abstract: This invention provides a system for customizing musical instrument signal processing enabling users to produce different tonal characteristics in created musical pieces. In order to create such tonal characteristics, a new mathematical model of tonal characteristics may be digitally created based on two or more initial mathematical models of tonal characteristics. After simulating a first and second initial mathematical models of tonal characteristics, the new mathematical model is created by interpolating one or more coefficients of the first and second initial mathematical models. The new mathematical model may also adjust a control parameter where the control parameter may exist between two values. When the control parameter is the first value, the new mathematical model is the first initial mathematical model. When the control parameter is the second value, the new mathematical model may be the second initial mathematical model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2003
    Publication date: August 19, 2004
    Applicant: HARMAN INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: James D. Pennock, Robin M. Urry, John D. Hanson, Jeremy Geisler
  • Publication number: 20040129801
    Abstract: A device for preventing the rotation of a power drill attachment relative to a power drill is provided and is described in combination with a liquid sprayer. The device having a container (10) with a supply tube (12) extending downward into the container (10) and upward into a pump inlet (14) which is open to a pump (16.) The pump (16) has on the rearward side a pump seal (18) and a pump drive (20) and on the forward side a pump outlet (22) and nozzle (24). The pump has a rod (26) affixed to it by means of a rod attachment (28). The rod (26) extends rearward and includes an ergonomic rod pillow (30). Also included is a power drill (36) including a power drill trigger (32) and a power drill chuck (34). When energized the power drill (36) imparts rotational energy to the pump (16). Rotation of the pump (16) relative to the power drill (36) is prevented by the communication of the rod (26) the rod attachment (28) and the housing of the power drill (36).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Inventor: John D. Hanson
  • Patent number: 6664460
    Abstract: This invention provides a system for customizing musical instrument signal processing enabling users to produce different tonal characteristics in created musical pieces. In order to create such tonal characteristics, a new mathematical model of tonal characteristics may be digitally created based on two or more initial mathematical models of tonal characteristics. After simulating a first and second initial mathematical models of tonal characteristics, the new mathematical model is created by interpolating one or more coefficients of the first and second initial mathematical models. The new mathematical model may also adjust a control parameter where the control parameter may exist between two values. When the control parameter is the first value, the new mathematical model is the first initial mathematical model. When the control parameter is the second value, the new mathematical model may be the second initial mathematical model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: James D. Pennock, Robin M. Urry, John D. Hanson
  • Publication number: 20030201340
    Abstract: An improved liquid sprayer having a container (12) with a handle (14). A supply tube (16) extends into the container (12) and upward through a container cap (18) and a container cap attachment (20) and into a pump inlet (22) which is open to a pump (24). Adjacent to the front of pump (24) is a pump outlet (26) and a nozzle (27). Adjacent to the rear of pump (24) is a pump drive (32) which removably communicates with a pump drive socket (34) affixed to a conventional rechargeable drill (36). The drill sprayer (10) can be removably attached to the container (12) which then is refilled and reused. Alternately, the drill sprayer (10) can be permanently affixed to the container (12) and therefore disposable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2003
    Publication date: October 30, 2003
    Inventor: John D. Hanson
  • Publication number: 20030173420
    Abstract: An improved liquid sprayer having a container (12) with a handle (14). A a supply tube (16) extends into the container (12) and upward through a container cap (18) and a container cap attachment (20) and into a pump inlet (22) which is open to a pump (24). Adjacent to the front of pump (24) is a pump outlet (26) and a nozzle (27). Adjacent to the rear of pump (24) is a pump drive (32) which removably communicates with a pump drive socket (34) affixed to a conventional rechargeable drill (36). The drill sprayer (10) can be removably attached to the container (12) which then is refilled and reused. Alternately the drill sprayer (10) can be permanently affixed to the container (12) and therefore disposable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2002
    Publication date: September 18, 2003
    Inventor: John D. Hanson
  • Patent number: 5383437
    Abstract: An on-board diagnostic system for an evaporative emission control system of an internal combustion engine powered vehicle employs a positive displacement reciprocating pump to create in evaporative emission space a pressure that differs significantly from ambient atmospheric pressure. The pump is powered by using engine intake manifold vacuum to force an intake stroke during which both an internal spring is increasingly compressed and a charge of ambient atmospheric air is created in an air pumping chamber space. Vacuum is then removed, and the spring relaxes to force a compression stroke wherein a portion of the air charge is forced into the evaporative emission space. The rate at which the pump reciprocates to alternately execute intake and compression strokes indicates the pressure and flow through a leak in the evaporative emission space. Detection of this rate serves as a measurement of leakage for the purpose of distinguishing integrity of the evaporative emission space from non-integrity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1995
    Assignee: Siemens Automotive Limited
    Inventors: John E. Cook, Murray F. Busato, Gary L. Casey, John D. Hanson
  • Patent number: 5305979
    Abstract: An assembly convertible between a raised house ID display sign configuration and a lowered support shelf configuration includes a lower base plate stationarily attached on a wall portion of a house adjacent to an entry door, an upper face plate mounting ID indicia to identify the house, and a plurality of hinges attached respectively between the lower base plate and upper face member to enable pivoting of the upper face plate relative to the lower base plate between the raised and lowered configurations. The assembly also includes an electrical light mounted at a side edge portion of the lower base plate to provide illumination to an area of the entry door adjacent thereto. The light is switched on and off by a button mounted on the lower base plate being respectively engaged and disengaged by the upper face plate when the assembly is correspondingly converted between the support shelf and ID display sign configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1994
    Inventor: John D. Hanson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5183023
    Abstract: The canister's inlet port is communicated to the fuel tank headspace through a first conduit, its outlet port is communicated through a second conduit containing the purge control valve to a location in the air intake system that is downstream of the throttle plate, and its atmospheric vent port is communicated through a third conduit to a location in the air intake system that is between the air filter and the supercharger, rather than directly to atmosphere. During non-supercharged operation of the engine, vapors in the canister are purged through the second conduit and purge control valve in the usual manner and air enters the canister through the third conduit. During supercharged operation, the purge flow is reversed such that purged vapors pass through the third conduit while the purge valve maintains control over the purge flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1993
    Assignee: Siemens Automotive Limited
    Inventor: John D. Hanson
  • Patent number: 4499916
    Abstract: A vacuum check valve comprising a single umbrella valve responding to vacuum differences between the input and output of the check valve. The check valve directs the output line to feed a vacuum operated device with either the vacuum source or reference air through a bleed passage. The umbrella shaped valve eliminates the requirement for a diaphragm operated poppet valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1985
    Assignee: Allied Corporation
    Inventors: John D. Hanson, John E. Cook
  • Patent number: D602471
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: John B. Bogdan, Robin M. Urry, John D. Hanson
  • Patent number: D410465
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1999
    Assignee: Harman Music Group, Incorporated
    Inventors: John Johnson, John D. Hanson, Paul T. Howard