Patents by Inventor Kenneth A. Hansen

Kenneth 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).

  • Patent number: 10398284
    Abstract: In one aspect, a dishwasher includes a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber and defining an access opening, a dishrack, and a guide rail assembly slidably mounting the dishrack to the tub. The guide rail assembly has a guide rail mounted to the dishrack or to the tub and has at least one wheel which is rotatably mounted onto an integral axle of the guide rail assembly to the other of the dishrack or the tub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Matthew Martin Kenneth Hansen
  • Publication number: 20190125161
    Abstract: A dishwasher includes a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber, at least one dish rack in the treating chamber, and a rack height adjustment assembly. The rack height adjustment assembly includes an adjuster plate slidably coupled to the at least one dish rack and fixed vertically relative to the tub, the adjuster plate including at least one adjuster detent, a locking lever having a catch end that is biased to engage the adjuster detent to hold the dish rack in place in either a lowered or raised position, the locking lever being pivotally movable relative to the at least one dish rack between an engaging position where the catch end engages the adjuster detent and a release position where the catch end does not engage the adjuster detent and the dish rack is vertically movable between the lowered and raised positions, and an actuator configured to move the locking lever to the release position when the actuator is moved from an undepressed position to a depressed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Martin Kenneth Hansen, Ronald M. Nowell, JR., Richard Lawrence Kretz, Kapil Gupta, Darryl C. Bodine, Jerry M. Visin, Ameresh B. Viswanathan
  • Patent number: 10253532
    Abstract: A door handle mounting device for a motor vehicle includes a door handle mount with a receiving space and a closing device attached to the door handle mount which is accommodated at least in part in the receiving space. The closing device includes a housing and a cylinder core rotatably supported in the housing and an actuator that is non-rotatably connected to the cylinder core for actuating a lock of the motor vehicle. A return element which exerts a return force on the actuator retains the actuator in its initial position or returns it thereto. The actuator is adapted to be rotated against the return force of the return element from the initial position and to an unlocking position or into a locking position. The return element is disposed lying radially surrounding the cylinder core and outside of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Huf Huelsbeck & Fuerst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jeffrey Kenneth Hansen, Eugene Kozak, Suat Kaya
  • Patent number: 10233680
    Abstract: The invention relates to a motor vehicle door handle arrangement having a closing cylinder for actuating a door lock by means of a key, wherein the closing cylinder is fixed in its installation position by means of a securing element displaceable relative to the closing cylinder from a pre-mounting position into a mounting position, wherein the securing element is displaced from the pre-mounting position into the mounting position by means of at least one actuation screw engaging in a thread in the securing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: HUF HUELSBECK & FUERST GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Jeffrey Kenneth Hansen, Suat Kaya
  • Publication number: 20180192852
    Abstract: In one aspect, a dishwasher includes a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber and defining an access opening, a dishrack, and a guide rail assembly slidably mounting the dishrack to the tub. The guide rail assembly has a guide rail mounted to the dishrack or to the tub and has at least one wheel which is rotatably mounted onto an integral axle of the guide rail assembly to the other of the dishrack or the tub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventor: Matthew Martin Kenneth Hansen
  • Publication number: 20170254122
    Abstract: The invention relates to a motor vehicle door handle arrangement having a closing cylinder for actuating a door lock by means of a key, wherein the closing cylinder is fixed in its installation position by means of a securing element displaceable relative to the closing cylinder from a pre-mounting position into a mounting position, wherein the securing element is displaced from the pre-mounting position into the mounting position by means of at least one actuation screw engaging in a thread in the securing element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: HUF HUELSBECK & FUERST GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Jeffrey Kenneth HANSEN, Suat KAYA
  • Publication number: 20170254121
    Abstract: The invention relates to a motor vehicle door handle arrangement having a closing cylinder for actuating a door lock by means of a key, wherein the closing cylinder is fixed in its installation position by means of a securing element displaceable relative to the closing cylinder from a pre-mounting position into a mounting position, wherein the securing element is displaced from the pre-mounting position into the mounting position by means of at least one actuation screw engaging in a thread in the securing element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: HUF HUELSBECK & FUERST GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Jeffrey Kenneth HANSEN, Suat KAYA
  • Publication number: 20170198505
    Abstract: A door handle mounting device for a motor vehicle includes a door handle mount with a receiving space and a closing device attached to the door handle mount which is accommodated at least in part in the receiving space. The closing device includes a housing and a cylinder core rotatably supported in the housing and an actuator that is non-rotatably connected to the cylinder core for actuating a lock of the motor vehicle. A return element which exerts a return force on the actuator retains the actuator in its initial position or returns it thereto. The actuator is adapted to be rotated against the return force of the return element from the initial position and to an unlocking position or into a locking position. The return element is disposed lying radially surrounding the cylinder core and outside of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: Huf Huelsbeck & Fuerst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jeffrey Kenneth Hansen, Eugene Kozak, Suat Kaya
  • Patent number: 9317269
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for provisioning resources for an application according to an application manifest. The resources may include database, network, and processing resources. The application manifest may be organized as a manifest tree with provisioned resources having their own application manifests for provisioning sub-resources. The application manifest may also define provisioning and de-provisioning of the application in response to loading of the application. Root cause analysis may be performed in accordance with the manifest tree. Also disclosed are systems and methods for rolling out an upgrade across a node cluster. Systems and methods are disclosed for routing traffic to different workflow paths in order to implement an overloaded path and evaluate performance of the overloaded path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim G. Kimmet, Ramana Venkatesh Sivasubramanian, Kenneth Hansen
  • Patent number: 9235491
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for provisioning resources for an application according to an application manifest. The resources may include database, network, and processing resources. The application manifest may be organized as a manifest tree with provisioned resources having their own application manifests for provisioning sub-resources. The application manifest may also define provisioning and de-provisioning of the application in response to loading of the application. Root cause analysis may be performed in accordance with the manifest tree. Also disclosed are systems and methods for rolling out an upgrade across a node cluster. Systems and methods are disclosed for routing traffic to different workflow paths in order to implement an overloaded path and evaluate performance of the overloaded path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim G. Kimmet, Ramana Venkatesh Sivasubramanian, Kenneth Hansen
  • Publication number: 20150317720
    Abstract: Control or prevention of usage of an online ecommerce system to transfer funds by evaluating proximity between a location where cash payment is made and a location where a cash refund is requested. When the proximity exceeds a distance threshold, the cash refund at the second location is prohibited, and when the proximity is less than the distance threshold, the cash refund is permitted. Various embodiments ask the customer to specify a choice of refund stores, evaluate whether the person who made the cash payment for the order is different than the person who requested the refund, require identification, check publicly available Internet social site information for a relationship between the people, check for a pattern of requesting refunds, limit the refund to store credit, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Applicant: WAL-MART STORES, INC.
    Inventors: Arjun Ramaratnam, Kenneth Hansen, Murad Dar, Puneet Srivastava, Richard Brett Gerry, Ruchitkumar A. Shah, Sathya N. Dharaneedharan
  • Patent number: 9128792
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for provisioning resources for an application according to an application manifest. The resources may include database, network, and processing resources. The application manifest may be organized as a manifest tree with provisioned resources having their own application manifests for provisioning sub-resources. The application manifest may also define provisioning and de-provisioning of the application in response to loading of the application. Root cause analysis may be performed in accordance with the manifest tree. Also disclosed are systems and methods for rolling out an upgrade across a node cluster. Systems and methods are disclosed for routing traffic to different workflow paths in order to implement an overloaded path and evaluate performance of the overloaded path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim G. Kimmet, Ramana Venkatesh Sivasubramanian, Kenneth Hansen
  • Patent number: 8949824
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for provisioning resources for an application according to an application manifest. The resources may include database, network, and processing resources. The application manifest may be organized as a manifest tree with provisioned resources having their own application manifests for provisioning sub-resources. The application manifest may also define provisioning and de-provisioning of the application in response to loading of the application. Root cause analysis may be performed in accordance with the manifest tree. Also disclosed are systems and methods for rolling out an upgrade across a node cluster. Systems and methods are disclosed for routing traffic to different workflow paths in order to implement an overloaded path and evaluate performance of the overloaded path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim G. Kimmet, Ramana Venkatesh Sivasubramanian, Kenneth Hansen
  • Patent number: 8849703
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for managing transactions in which an order is specified online and payment is received at a point of sale (POS). Methods are disclosed for managing payment for such transactions at a POS, including transactions involving payment for both in-store purchases and online orders. Methods are also disclosed for managing inventory and price changes for such transactions where payment can occur at any time in a pay period following order creation. Also disclosed are methods for processing refunds for online orders for which payment was made at a POS. Finally, methods for preventing fraud and abuse as well as restricting the availability of this payment method for certain items are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
    Inventors: Arjun Ramaratnam, Kenneth Hansen, Murad Dar, Puneet Srivastava, Richard Brett Gerry, Ruchitkumar A Shah, Sathya N Dharaneedharan
  • Patent number: 8751405
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for managing transactions in which an order is specified online and payment is received at a point of sale (POS). Methods are disclosed for managing payment for such transactions at a POS, including transactions involving payment for both in-store purchases and online orders. Methods are also disclosed for managing inventory and price changes for such transactions where payment can occur at any time in a pay period following order creation. Also disclosed are methods for processing refunds for online orders for which payment was made at a POS. Finally, methods for preventing fraud and abuse as well as restricting the availability of this payment method for certain items are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
    Inventors: Arjun Ramaratnam, Kenneth Hansen, Murad Dar, Puneet Srivastava, Richard Brett Gerry, Ruchitkumar A Shah, Sathya N Dharaneedharan, Anna Smalley, Jon Baron, Justin Singer
  • Publication number: 20140096129
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for provisioning resources for an application according to an application manifest. The resources may include database, network, and processing resources. The application manifest may be organized as a manifest tree with provisioned resources having their own application manifests for provisioning sub-resources. The application manifest may also define provisioning and de-provisioning of the application in response to loading of the application. Root cause analysis may be performed in accordance with the manifest tree. Also disclosed are systems and methods for rolling out an upgrade across a node cluster. Systems and methods are disclosed for routing traffic to different workflow paths in order to implement an overloaded path and evaluate performance of the overloaded path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim G. Kimmet, Ramana Venkatesh Sivasubramanian, Kenneth Hansen
  • Publication number: 20140096125
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for provisioning resources for an application according to an application manifest. The resources may include database, network, and processing resources. The application manifest may be organized as a manifest tree with provisioned resources having their own application manifests for provisioning sub-resources. The application manifest may also define provisioning and de-provisioning of the application in response to loading of the application. Root cause analysis may be performed in accordance with the manifest tree. Also disclosed are systems and methods for rolling out an upgrade across a node cluster. Systems and methods are disclosed for routing traffic to different workflow paths in order to implement an overloaded path and evaluate performance of the overloaded path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim G. Kimmet, Ramana Venkatesh Sivasubramanian, Kenneth Hansen
  • Publication number: 20140095694
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for provisioning resources for an application according to an application manifest. The resources may include database, network, and processing resources. The application manifest may be organized as a manifest tree with provisioned resources having their own application manifests for provisioning sub-resources. The application manifest may also define provisioning and de-provisioning of the application in response to loading of the application. Root cause analysis may be performed in accordance with the manifest tree. Also disclosed are systems and methods for rolling out an upgrade across a node cluster. Systems and methods are disclosed for routing traffic to different workflow paths in order to implement an overloaded path and evaluate performance of the overloaded path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim G. Kimmet, Ramana Venkatesh Sivasubramanian, Kenneth Hansen
  • Publication number: 20140096127
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for provisioning resources for an application according to an application manifest. The resources may include database, network, and processing resources. The application manifest may be organized as a manifest tree with provisioned resources having their own application manifests for provisioning sub-resources. The application manifest may also define provisioning and de-provisioning of the application in response to loading of the application. Root cause analysis may be performed in accordance with the manifest tree. Also disclosed are systems and methods for rolling out an upgrade across a node cluster. Systems and methods are disclosed for routing traffic to different workflow paths in order to implement an overloaded path and evaluate performance of the overloaded path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim G. Kimmet, Ramana Venkatesh Sivasubramanian, Kenneth Hansen
  • Patent number: D857092
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Sanford, L.P.
    Inventors: John Kenneth Michie, Joshua Merritt Hansen, Ryan Alan Heiser, Jeffrey Michael Browne