Patents by Inventor Darrin W. Kabel

Darrin W. Kabel 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: 9950778
    Abstract: A marine vessel electronic display system includes a first display station that can include a mode selector for permitting selection of a first mode of operation and a processing system causing displays in the first display station to present information related to the selected first mode of operation. The marine vessel electronic display system may include a second display station that can include a mode selector for permitting a user to select a second mode of operation different from the first mode of operation and a processing system causing a display in the second display station to present information related to the selected second mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Darrin W. Kabel, Engelhard B. Sundoro
  • Patent number: 9851206
    Abstract: A marine navigation device comprises a location determining element, a display, a memory element, and a processing element. The location determining element determines a current geolocation of a marine vessel on a first body of water. The display displays a map representation. The memory element stores digital elevation model data and sonar data for a plurality of bodies of water. The processing element is in communication with the memory element and is configured to select the digital elevation model data or the sonar data from the memory element corresponding to the first body of water, calculate contour line data, the contour line data determining a plurality of contour lines, update the contour line data by selectively removing at least a portion of the contour lines, and generate a map representation including contour lines derived from the updated contour line data, and control the display to visually present the map representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Darrin W. Kabel, Michael A. Cowen
  • Publication number: 20170349259
    Abstract: A marine vessel electronic display system includes a first display station that can include a mode selector for permitting selection of a first mode of operation and a processing system causing displays in the first display station to present information related to the selected first mode of operation. The marine vessel electronic display system may include a second display station that can include a mode selector for permitting a user to select a second mode of operation different from the first mode of operation and a processing system causing a display in the second display station to present information related to the selected second mode of operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Darrin W. Kabel, Engelhard B. Sundoro
  • Patent number: 9718530
    Abstract: A marine vessel electronic display system includes a first display station that can include a mode selector for permitting selection of a first mode of operation and a processing system causing displays in the first display station to present information related to the selected first mode of operation. The marine vessel electronic display system may include a second display station that can include a mode selector for permitting a user to select a second mode of operation different from the first mode of operation and a processing system causing a display in the second display station to present information related to the selected second mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Darrin W. Kabel, Engelhard B. Sundoro
  • Publication number: 20160320192
    Abstract: A marine navigation device comprises a location determining element, a display, a memory element, and a processing element. The location determining element determines a current geolocation of a marine vessel on a first body of water. The display displays a map representation. The memory element stores digital elevation model data and sonar data for a plurality of bodies of water. The processing element is in communication with the memory element and is configured to select the digital elevation model data or the sonar data from the memory element corresponding to the first body of water, calculate contour line data, the contour line data determining a plurality of contour lines, update the contour line data by selectively removing at least a portion of the contour lines, and generate a map representation including contour lines derived from the updated contour line data, and control the display to visually present the map representation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Darrin W. Kabel, Michael A. Cowen
  • Patent number: 9423259
    Abstract: A marine navigation device comprises a location determining element, a display, a memory element, and a processing element. The location determining element determines a current geolocation of a marine vessel on a first body of water. The memory element stores sonar data for a plurality of bodies of water. The processing element is in communication with the memory element and is configured to access the sonar data from the memory element corresponding to the first body of water, calculate bottom hardness shading data based on the sonar data, generate a map representation of at least a portion of the first body of water corresponding to the current geolocation, the map representation including shading derived from the calculated bottom hardness shading data, and control the display to visually present the map representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Darrin W. Kabel, Michael A. Cowen
  • Patent number: 9423258
    Abstract: A marine navigation device comprises a location determining element, a display, a memory element, and a processing element. The location determining element determines a current geolocation of a marine vessel on a first body of water. The display displays a map representation. The memory element stores digital elevation model data and sonar data for a plurality of bodies of water. The processing element is in communication with the memory element and is configured to select the digital elevation model data or the sonar data from the memory element corresponding to the first body of water, calculate contour line data, the contour line data determining a plurality of contour lines, update the contour line data by selectively removing at least a portion of the contour lines, and generate a map representation including contour lines derived from the updated contour line data, and control the display to visually present the map representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Darrin W. Kabel, Michael A. Cowen
  • Publication number: 20150039221
    Abstract: A marine navigation device comprises a location determining element, a display, a memory element, and a processing element. The location determining element determines a current geolocation of a marine vessel on a first body of water. The memory element stores sonar data for a plurality of bodies of water. The processing element is in communication with the memory element and is configured to access the sonar data from the memory element corresponding to the first body of water, calculate bottom hardness shading data based on the sonar data, generate a map representation of at least a portion of the first body of water corresponding to the current geolocation, the map representation including shading derived from the calculated bottom hardness shading data, and control the display to visually present the map representation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Darrin W. Kabel, Michael A. Cowen
  • Publication number: 20150039222
    Abstract: A marine navigation device comprises a location determining element, a display, a memory element, and a processing element. The location determining element determines a current geolocation of a marine vessel on a first body of water. The display displays a map representation. The memory element stores digital elevation model data and sonar data for a plurality of bodies of water. The processing element is in communication with the memory element and is configured to select the digital elevation model data or the sonar data from the memory element corresponding to the first body of water, calculate contour line data, the contour line data determining a plurality of contour lines, update the contour line data by selectively removing at least a portion of the contour lines, and generate a map representation including contour lines derived from the updated contour line data, and control the display to visually present the map representation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Darrin W. Kabel, Michael A. Cowen
  • Patent number: 8775069
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for calculating a course for avoiding user identified criteria. A navigation device with route calculation capabilities includes a processor connected to an input and a memory that includes cartographic data and user identified criteria. A route calculation algorithm can be used to calculate a course between two or more waypoints based on the predefined user criteria of the cartographic data. Performing the route calculation algorithm includes analyzing the cartographic data with a preference for providing the course that identifies and avoids the user identified criteria. A display is connected to the processor and is capable of displaying the calculated route and cartographic data. The device is also adapted to dynamically analyze an area surrounding a present location for user identified criteria to avoid and display the results of the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Darrin W. Kabel, Steven J. Myers, Devon A. Rolf
  • Publication number: 20130271301
    Abstract: A marine vessel electronic display system includes a first display station that can include a mode selector for permitting selection of a first mode of operation and a processing system causing displays in the first display station to present information related to the selected first mode of operation. The marine vessel electronic display system may include a second display station that can include a mode selector for permitting a user to select a second mode of operation different from the first mode of operation and a processing system causing a display in the second display station to present information related to the selected second mode of operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: GARMIN SWITZERLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Darrin W. Kabel, Engelhard B. Sundoro
  • Patent number: 8510046
    Abstract: A marine electronic device such as a chartplotter which includes a display; a location determining component; and a processing system for receiving location data from the location determining component and for causing information to be displayed by display. The processing system causes the display to display information which assists an operator in navigating and ascertaining characteristics of bodies of water, objects on nearby shores, and other vessels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Darrin W. Kabel, Darren E. Hain, Brayden S. Wilbeck, Christopher B. Bilderback
  • Publication number: 20120290200
    Abstract: A marine electronic device such as a chartplotter which includes a display; a location determining component; and a processing system for receiving location data from the location determining component and for causing information to be displayed by display. The processing system causes the display to display information which assists an operator in navigating and ascertaining characteristics of bodies of water, objects on nearby shores, and other vessels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: GARMIN SWITZERLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Darrin W. Kabel, Darren E. Hain, Brayden S. Wilbeck, Christopher B. Bilderback
  • Patent number: 8296001
    Abstract: A marine electronic device such as a chartplotter which includes a display; a location determining component; and a processing system for receiving location data from the location determining component and for causing information to be displayed by display. The processing system causes the display to display information which assists an operator in navigating and ascertaining characteristics of bodies of water, objects on nearby shores, and other vessels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Darrin W. Kabel, Darren E. Hain, Brayden S. Wilbeck, Christopher B. Bilderback
  • Patent number: 7516011
    Abstract: Real-time weather information is dynamically acquired in real-time and presented within a display. The display also includes a variety of other information, such as a route and a current position associated with a navigation device. The real-time weather information includes real-time weather and/or water conditions. The real-time weather and/or water conditions are presented within the display with unique visual features and concurrently presented with the other information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Garmin Ltd.
    Inventors: Darrin W. Kabel, Craig L. Mehan, Steven J. Myers, Michael A. Manna
  • Patent number: 7386392
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for calculating a course for avoiding user identified criteria. A navigation device with route calculation capabilities includes a processor connected to an input and a memory that includes cartographic data and user identified criteria. A route calculation algorithm can be used to calculate a course between two or more waypoints based on the predefined user criteria of the cartographic data. Performing the route calculation algorithm includes analyzing the cartographic data with a preference for providing the course that identifies and avoids the user identified criteria. A display is connected to the processor and is capable of displaying the calculated route and cartographic data. The device is also adapted to dynamically analyze an area surrounding a present location for user identified criteria to avoid and display the results of the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: Garmin Ltd.
    Inventors: Darrin W. Kabel, Steven J. Myers, Devon A. Rolf
  • Patent number: 7268703
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for marine navigation and course calculation for avoiding preselected conditions. An electronic marine navigation device with marine course calculation capabilities includes a processor connected to a memory that includes cartographic data. A potential waypoint can be identified and a marine route calculation algorithm can be preformed to calculate a course between a first location and the potential waypoint in view of preselected conditions. Performing the marine route calculation algorithm includes analyzing the cartographic data for the area between the first location and the potential waypoint with a preference for providing a course that avoids preselected conditions. A display is connected to the processor and is capable of displaying the calculated course and cartographic data. The device is also adapted to dynamically analyze an area surrounding the first location for preselected conditions and display the results of the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: Garmin Ltd.
    Inventors: Darrin W. Kabel, Steven J. Myers
  • Patent number: 6934657
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods are provided for monitoring water temperature. One method includes receiving water temperature data and graphically presenting the data. The data is presented having the water temperature data graphically differentiated to indicate when the water temperature data crosses a threshold temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: Garmin Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael E. Carlson, Scott J. Brunk, Darrin W. Kabel, Thomas H. Walters
  • Patent number: 6909946
    Abstract: A system and method for wirelessly linking electronic marine components (14) to associated displays (16) to reduce or eliminate the need for application-specific wiring between the components (14) and the displays (16). The system includes an electronic component (14) adapted for mounting on a marine vessel (12) and operable for generating data representative of a function of the electronic component (14); a wireless transmitter (20) coupled with the electronic component (14) for wirelessly transmitting the data; a display (16) adapted for mounting on the marine vessel (12) remotely from the electronic component (14) and operable for displaying information corresponding to the data; and a wireless receiver (24) coupled with the display (16) and operable for wirelessly receiving the data from the wireless transmitter (20). The wireless transmitter (20) and the wireless receiver (24) transmit and receive the data via BlueTooth or WiFi communication protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignee: Garmin Ltd.
    Inventors: Darrin W. Kabel, Jonathan C. Burrell
  • Patent number: 6466514
    Abstract: A sonar depth sounder device and method for processing echo signals, reflected from objects within a body of water, utilizes a processor, a memory, a display, and a keypad connected to the processor. The receiver receives sonar signals indicative of ambient noise in an underwater environment. The processor receives an electrical signal representative of the ambient noise, and calculates a detection threshold. The detection threshold is calculated by multiplying a scaling factor times the variance of the signal indicative of the ambient noise, and adding that product to the mean of the signal indicative of the ambient noise in the underwater environment. A transmitter then excites a transducer which emits sonar pulses into a body of water, and a receiver receives reflected sonar echo signals. When the intensity of the reflected sonar echo signals is less than the detection threshold, the reflected echo signals are eliminated from processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Assignee: Garmin Corporation
    Inventor: Darrin W. Kabel