Patents Assigned to PhatRat Technology, LLC
  • Patent number: 8620600
    Abstract: A system assesses and displays activity of a sportsman. At least one sensor detects movement of the sportsman, and a processor processes data from the sensor to assess activity of the sportsman. A heads-up display mounted with a pair of goggles or glasses displays data indicative of the activity to the sportsman.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: PhatRat Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Dennis Darcy, Peter Flentov
  • Patent number: 8396687
    Abstract: An airtime sensor for board sports includes a detector for generating signals representative of vibration associated with motion of a board sports vehicle along a surface. State machine logic filters the signals through a first low pass filter, filters the signals through a second low pass filter, and combines filtered signals from the first and second low pass filters to determine airtime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: PhatRat Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Adrian F. Larkin, Burl W. Amsbury, Perry Youngs
  • Patent number: 8280681
    Abstract: A system of monitoring weight of a person includes a plurality of pressure sensors integrated with a shoe, for generating wireless signals responsive to weight of a person wearing the shoe when walking or running over ground. A processor processes the signals to determine an improper walking or running event, and a transmitter transmits a signal indicative of the improper walking or running event. A remote receiver receives the signal and generates an indication of the improper walking or running event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: PhatRat Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Adrian F. Larkin, Robert Muir Holme, Burl W. Amsbury, Eric R. Edstrom, Perry Youngs, Paul Jonjak
  • Patent number: 8126675
    Abstract: A product integrity tracking shipping label includes a label body for attaching to a product to be shipped or to packaging containing the product. One or more movement monitoring configured with the label body detects a movement metric of the product. A microprocessor configured with the label body and in communication with the one or more movement monitoring devices time-tags the movement metric when the movement metric exceeds a pre-selected threshold. A product integrity tracking system includes a movement monitoring device with one or more sensors for attachment to a product or packaging containing the product. The movement monitoring device senses at least one movement event during handling of the product. A processor compares the movement event with a pre-selected event threshold, and time-tags and stores above-threshold movement events in a memory. Information in the memory is readable via an interrogation device during shipment or at product delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: PhatRat Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Burl W. Amsbury, Paul Jonjak, Adrian Larkin, Perry Youngs
  • Patent number: 7991565
    Abstract: A system for determining airtime of a moving sportsman includes at least one accelerometer for detecting vibration or acceleration of the sportsman. A processor in communication with the at least one accelerometer processing signals from the accelerometer to determine free-fall. A pressure sensor may be used to determine change in altitude and the processor may process signals from the pressure sensor with the accelerometer signals to determine airtime and drop distance during free-fall. A method for determining airtime of a moving sportsman includes processing data from one or more accelerometers attached to the sportsman, to determine when the sportsman is in free-fall, and determining a time period corresponding to the free-fall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: PhatRat Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Dennis Darcy, Peter Flentov
  • Patent number: 7860666
    Abstract: A system for determining airtime, speed and/or drop distance of a moving sportsman includes at least one accelerometer for detecting vibration or acceleration of the sportsman and/or a GPS unit. A processor in communication with the at least one accelerometer may process signals from the accelerometer to determine free-fall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: PhatRat Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Dennis Darcy, Peter Flentov
  • Patent number: 7856339
    Abstract: A product integrity tracking shipping label includes a label body for attaching to a product to be shipped or to packaging containing the product. One or more movement monitoring configured with the label body detects a movement metric of the product. A microprocessor configured with the label body and in communication with the one or more movement monitoring devices time-tags the movement metric when the movement metric exceeds a pre-selected threshold. A product integrity tracking system includes a movement monitoring device with one or more sensors for attachment to a product or packaging containing the product. The movement monitoring device senses at least one movement event during handling of the product. A processor compares the movement event with a pre-selected event threshold, and time-tags and stores above-threshold movement events in a memory. Information in the memory is readable via an interrogation device during shipment or at product delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: PhatRat Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Burl W. Amsbury, Paul Jonjak, Adrian F. Larkin, Perry Youngs
  • Patent number: 7693668
    Abstract: A system for determining airtime of a moving sportsman includes at least one accelerometer for detecting vibration or acceleration of the sportsman. A processor in communication with the at least one accelerometer processing signals from the accelerometer to determine free-fall. A pressure sensor may be used to determine change in altitude and the processor may process signals from the pressure sensor with the accelerometer signals to determine airtime and drop distance during free-fall. A method for determining airtime of a moving sportsman includes processing data from one or more accelerometers attached to the sportsman, to determine when the sportsman is in free-fall, and determining a time period corresponding to the free-fall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: PhatRat Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Dennis Darcy, Peter Flentov
  • Patent number: 7640135
    Abstract: A system for determining airtime of a moving sportsman includes at least one accelerometer for detecting vibration or acceleration of the sportsman. A processor in communication with the at least one accelerometer processing signals from the accelerometer to determine free-fall. A pressure sensor may be used to determine change in altitude and the processor may process signals from the pressure sensor with the accelerometer signals to determine airtime and drop distance during free-fall. A method for determining airtime of a moving sportsman includes processing data from one or more accelerometers attached to the sportsman, to determine when the sportsman is in free-fall, and determining a time period corresponding to the free-fall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: PhatRat Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Dennis Darcy, Peter Flentov
  • Patent number: 7620520
    Abstract: A method for monitoring fractional weight supported by one foot of a person, comprising the steps of adhering a movement monitor device underneath the foot such that the device is compressed when weight is applied to the foot; generating wireless signals representative of a target fractional weight of a total weight of the person; remotely receiving the wireless signals as information of the fractional weight. A method of monitoring weight of a person, comprising the steps of arranging one or more weight sensitive detectors underneath a foot of the person; processing signals from the detectors to determine weight; and wirelessly communicating the weight to a remote receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: PhatRat Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Burl W. Amsbury, Eric R. Edstrom, Robert Muir Holme, Paul Jonjak, Adrian F. Larkin, Perry Youngs
  • Patent number: 7451056
    Abstract: An activity monitor, comprises housing for attachment to a person; at least one accelerometer disposed within the housing; and a processor disposed within the housing, for processing signals from the accelerometer to assess activity of the person. A method assesses activity of a person, including: sensing acceleration at a first location on the person; processing the acceleration, over time, to assess activity of the person; and wirelessly communicating information indicative of the activity to a second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: PhatRat Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Flentov, Dennis M. Darcy, Curtis A. Vock
  • Patent number: 7386401
    Abstract: A system determines impact of a helmet. The helmet includes at least one accelerometer and a processor. The accelerometer detects acceleration of the helmet. The processor is configured to process the signals from the accelerometer to determine impact of the helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: PhatRat Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Dennis Darcy, Peter Flentov
  • Patent number: 7353136
    Abstract: A system for ordering drink refills, comprising a coaster body with a processor, a wireless transmitter and at least one button, the processor responding to user inputs to activate the wireless transmitter to transmit wireless signals indicative of a desired order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: PhatRat Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Perry Youngs, Adrian Larkin
  • Patent number: 7353137
    Abstract: A shoe-based weight measuring system, comprising: a shoe; one or more weight sensitive detectors constructed and arranged with the shoe to sense weight of a person wearing the shoe and walking or standing; a processor for processing signals from the detectors to determine a weight of the person; a remote receiver; and a communications port for wirelessly communicating the weight to the remote receiver. An on demand weight system, comprising a weight detector coupled with a shoe for sensing weight of a person on the detector, a processor processing information from the detector for determining applied weight, a personal data display, and a communications port for wirelessly relaying the applied weight to the data display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: PhatRat Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Burl W. Amsbury, Eric R. Edstrom, Robert Muir Holme, Paul Jonjak, Adrian F. Larkin, Perry Youngs
  • Patent number: 7174277
    Abstract: System determines integrity of a product through shipment and has: (a) plurality of identical smart sensors for direct attachment to different locations on the product and (b) interrogating device, the identical smart sensors monitoring like environmental condition of the product during shipment and wirelessly communicating data about the environmental condition to the interrogating device during or after shipment, the interrogating device communicating the environmental condition over a network, wherein the identical smart sensors comprise an accelerometer and the environmental condition comprises acceleration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: PhatRat Technology LLC
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Burl W. Amsbury, Paul Jonjak, Adrian F. Larkin, Perry Youngs
  • Patent number: 7171331
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for determining speed or distance traveled of moving persons by utilizing sensors selectively insertable within shoes. Shoe based systems employing sensors (e.g., accelerometers) are disclosed to determine and report (e.g., via a watch or MP3 player) speed and/or distance traveled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: PhatRat Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Burl W. Amsbury, Eric R. Edstrom, Robert Muir Holme, Paul Jonjak, Adrian F. Larkin, Perry Youngs