Patents by Inventor Adrian F. Larkin

Adrian F. Larkin 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: 10639552
    Abstract: A personal items network, comprising a plurality of items, each item having a wireless communications port for coupling in network with every other item, each item having a processor for determining if any other item in the network is no longer linked to the item, each item having an indicator for informing a user that an item has left the network, wherein a user may locate lost items. A method for locating lost personal items, comprising: linking at least two personal items together on a network; and depositing one or both of time and location information in an unlost item when one of the items is lost out of network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Burl W. Amsbury, Paul Jonjak, Adrian F. Larkin, Perry Youngs
  • Patent number: 10427050
    Abstract: A system employs data taken from monitor devices and applies that data to video games, arcade games, computer games and the like (collectively a “game”) to “personalize” the game to real ability and persons. For example, when a monitor device is used to capture airtime (and e.g., heart rate) of a snowboarder, that data is downloaded to a database for a game and used to “limit” how a game competitor plays the game. In this way, a snowboard game player can compete against world-class athletes, and others, with some level of realism provided by the real data used in the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Burl W. Amsbury, Paul Jonjak, Adrian F. Larkin, Perry Youngs
  • Patent number: 10406445
    Abstract: A personal items network, comprising a plurality of items, each item having a wireless communications port for coupling in network with every other item, each item having a processor for determining if any other item in the network is no longer linked to the item, each item having an indicator for informing a user that an item has left the network, wherein a user may locate lost items. A method for locating lost personal items, comprising: linking at least two personal items together on a network; and depositing one or both of time and location information in an unlost item when one of the items is lost out of network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Burl W. Amsbury, Paul Jonjak, Adrian F. Larkin, Perry Youngs
  • Publication number: 20190134513
    Abstract: A personal items network, comprising a plurality of items, each item having a wireless communications port for coupling in network with every other item, each item having a processor for determining if any other item in the network is no longer linked to the item, each item having an indicator for informing a user that an item has left the network, wherein a user may locate lost items. A method for locating lost personal items, comprising: linking at least two personal items together on a network; and depositing one or both of time and location information in an unlost item when one of the items is lost out of network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Burl W. Amsbury, Paul Jonjak, Adrian F. Larkin, Perry Youngs
  • Patent number: 10080971
    Abstract: A personal items network, comprising a plurality of items, each item having a wireless communications port for coupling in network with every other item, each item having a processor for determining if any other item in the network is no longer linked to the item, each item having an indicator for informing a user that an item has left the network, wherein a user may locate lost items. A method for locating lost personal items, comprising: linking at least two personal items together on a network; and depositing one or both of time and location information in an unlost item when one of the items is lost out of network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Burl W. Amsbury, Paul Jonjak, Adrian F. Larkin, Perry Youngs
  • Patent number: 9643091
    Abstract: A personal items network, comprising a plurality of items, each item having a wireless communications port for coupling in network with every other item, each item having a processor for determining if any other item in the network is no longer linked to the item, each item having an indicator for informing a user that an item has left the network, wherein a user may locate lost items. A method for locating lost personal items, comprising: linking at least two personal items together on a network; and depositing one or both of time and location information in an unlost item when one of the items is lost out of network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Burl W. Amsbury, Paul Jonjak, Adrian F. Larkin, Perry Youngs
  • Publication number: 20150312712
    Abstract: A personal items network, comprising a plurality of items, each item having a wireless communications port for coupling in network with every other item, each item having a processor for determining if any other item in the network is no longer linked to the item, each item having an indicator for informing a user that an item has left the network, wherein a user may locate lost items. A method for locating lost personal items, comprising: linking at least two personal items together on a network; and depositing one or both of time and location information in an unlost item when one of the items is lost out of network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Burl W. Amsbury, Paul Jonjak, Adrian F. Larkin, Perry Youngs
  • Publication number: 20150306505
    Abstract: A personal items network, comprising a plurality of items, each item having a wireless communications port for coupling in network with every other item, each item having a processor for determining if any other item in the network is no longer linked to the item, each item having an indicator for informing a user that an item has left the network, wherein a user may locate lost items. A method for locating lost personal items, comprising: linking at least two personal items together on a network; and depositing one or both of time and location information in an unlost item when one of the items is lost out of network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Burl W. Amsbury, Paul Jonjak, Adrian F. Larkin, Perry Youngs
  • Publication number: 20150281424
    Abstract: A personal items network, comprising a plurality of items, each item having a wireless communications port for coupling in network with every other item, each item having a processor for determining if any other item in the network is no longer linked to the item, each item having an indicator for informing a user that an item has left the network, wherein a user may locate lost items. A method for locating lost personal items, comprising: linking at least two personal items together on a network; and depositing one or both of time and location information in an unlost item when one of the items is lost out of network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Burl W. Amsbury, Paul Jonjak, Adrian F. Larkin, Perry Youngs
  • Publication number: 20150276396
    Abstract: A personal items network, comprising a plurality of items, each item having a wireless communications port for coupling in network with every other item, each item having a processor for determining if any other item in the network is no longer linked to the item, each item having an indicator for informing a user that an item has left the network, wherein a user may locate lost items. A method for locating lost personal items, comprising: linking at least two personal items together on a network; and depositing one or both of time and location information in an unlost item when one of the items is lost out of network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Burl W. Amsbury, Paul Jonjak, Adrian F. Larkin, Perry Youngs
  • Publication number: 20150281811
    Abstract: A personal items network, comprising a plurality of items, each item having a wireless communications port for coupling in network with every other item, each item having a processor for determining if any other item in the network is no longer linked to the item, each item having an indicator for informing a user that an item has left the network, wherein a user may locate lost items. A method for locating lost personal items, comprising: linking at least two personal items together on a network; and depositing one or both of time and location information in an unlost item when one of the items is lost out of network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Burl W. Amsbury, Paul Jonjak, Adrian F. Larkin, Perry Youngs
  • Publication number: 20140202264
    Abstract: A personal items network, comprising a plurality of items, each item having a wireless communications port for coupling in network with every other item, each item having a processor for determining if any other item in the network is no longer linked to the item, each item having an indicator for informing a user that an item has left the network, wherein a user may locate lost items. A method for locating lost personal items, comprising: linking at least two personal items together on a network; and depositing one or both of time and location information in an unlost item when one of the items is lost out of network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Burl W. Amsbury, Paul Jonjak, Adrian F. Larkin, Perry Youngs
  • Publication number: 20140203972
    Abstract: A personal items network, comprising a plurality of items, each item having a wireless communications port for coupling in network with every other item, each item having a processor for determining if any other item in the network is no longer linked to the item, each item having an indicator for informing a user that an item has left the network, wherein a user may locate lost items. A method for locating lost personal items, comprising: linking at least two personal items together on a network; and depositing one or both of time and location information in an unlost item when one of the items is lost out of network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Burl W. Amsbury, Paul Jonjak, Adrian F. Larkin, Perry Youngs
  • Patent number: 8688406
    Abstract: A personal items network, comprising a plurality of items, each item having a wireless communications port for coupling in network with every other item, each item having a processor for determining if any other item in the network is no longer linked to the item, each item having an indicator for informing a user that an item has left the network, wherein a user may locate lost items. A method for locating lost personal items, comprising: linking at least two personal items together on a network; and depositing one or both of time and location information in an unlost item when one of the items is lost out of network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Burl W. Amsbury, Paul Jonjak, Adrian F. Larkin, Perry Youngs
  • 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: 8374825
    Abstract: A personal items network, comprising a plurality of items, each item having a wireless communications port for coupling in network with every other item, each item having a processor for determining if any other item in the network is no longer linked to the item, each item having an indicator for informing a user that an item has left the network, wherein a user may locate lost items. A method for locating lost personal items, comprising: linking at least two personal items together on a network; and depositing one or both of time and location information in an unlost item when one of the items is lost out of network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Burl W. Amsbury, Paul Jonjak, Adrian F. Larkin, Perry Youngs
  • Publication number: 20120265477
    Abstract: A system for determining events of a helmet includes a helmet body, at least one detector configured with the helmet body for generating a signal in response to a detected metric and a processor for processing signals from the detector to identify detected metrics that pass a predetermined metric threshold. In particular, a system for determining helmet temperature includes a helmet body, at least one temperature sensor configured with the helmet body, for sensing temperature within the helmet, and a for processing signals from the temperature sensor to identify temperatures that exceed a predetermined temperature threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Adrian F. Larkin, Robert Muir Holme, Burl W. Amsbury, Eric R. Edstrom, Perry Youngs, Paul Jonjak
  • Patent number: 8280682
    Abstract: A device for monitoring movement of shipped goods and a related improvement include a detector for generating a signal in response to movement of the device during shipping when associated with the goods. A processor processes the signal to generate one or more movement events, and time-tags the movement events with time of occurrence information from a clock. A GPS chip locates the device, data from the GPS chip providing location information of where each of the movement events occurred. A first communications port communicates each movement event, tagged with the time of occurrence information and location information, to a receiver remote from the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: TVIPR, 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
  • Publication number: 20120150483
    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: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Adrian F. Larkin, Burl W. Amsbury, Perry Youngs