Patents by Inventor David M Haugen

David M Haugen 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: 20220252129
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for regulating the function of a suspension system are disclosed herein. Suspension characteristics often contribute to the efficiency of a suspended system. Depending on the desired operating parameters of the suspended system, it may be desirable to alter the functional characteristics of the suspension from time to time in order to maintain or increase efficiency. The suspension hereof may be selectively locked into a substantially rigid configuration, and the damping fluid may be phase separated and/or cooled to increase damping rate during use (or offset rate degradation). The suspension hereof may generate power usable to achieve any or all of the foregoing or to be stored for use elsewhere in the suspended system or beyond.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventor: David M. Haugen
  • Publication number: 20220176829
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method and system for controlling an electric vehicle's electric motor output. The method obtains electric vehicle data, user-related data, and receives input from at least one sensor. A controller is utilized to evaluate the electric vehicle data, the user-related data, and the input from the at least one sensor, and automatically tailor an output power curve of an electronic motor to obtain a best performance for the electric vehicle for a given rate of conservation of a battery power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: Fox Factory, Inc
    Inventors: David M. HAUGEN, Wesley E. ALLINGER, Everet Owen ERICKSEN, Paul KLAWER, Nobuhiko NEGISHI, Thomas L. FLETCHER, Jason SMITH, Phillip A. KENDRICK, William O. BROWN, IV, Bjorn BORGERS
  • Publication number: 20220172817
    Abstract: A system configured to be coupled with a participant of an activity. The system comprises: a participant activity monitoring unit configured for monitoring a performance of the activity by the participant; an activity information module configured for storing performance information corresponding to the activity; and a participant performance correlator configured for delivering comparative performance data based on the monitored performance of the activity by the participant and the stored performance information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2022
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventors: Mario GALASSO, Wesley E. ALLINGER, David M. HAUGEN, Robert David KASWEN, Mark Stephen FITZSIMMONS
  • Publication number: 20220122712
    Abstract: A system configured to be coupled with a participant of an activity. The system comprises: a participant activity monitoring unit configured for monitoring a performance of the activity by the participant; an activity information module configured for storing performance information corresponding to the activity; and a participant performance correlator configured for delivering comparative performance data based on the monitored performance of the activity by the participant and the stored performance information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventors: Mario GALASSO, Wesley E. ALLINGER, David M. HAUGEN, Robert David KASWEN, Mark Stephen FITZSIMMONS
  • Publication number: 20220082150
    Abstract: Pressure-sensitive vales are incorporated within a dampening system to permit user-adjustable tuning of a shock absorber. In one embodiment, a pressure-sensitive valve includes an isolated gas chamber having a pressure therein that is settable by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicant: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis K. WOOTTEN, Robert C. FOX, Joshua Benjamin YABLON, David M. Haugen
  • Patent number: 11257582
    Abstract: A system configured to be coupled with a participant of an activity. The system comprises: a participant activity monitoring unit configured for monitoring a performance of the activity by the participant; an activity information module configured for storing performance information corresponding to the activity; and a participant performance correlator configured for delivering comparative performance data based on the monitored performance of the activity by the participant and the stored performance information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventors: Mario Galasso, Wesley E. Allinger, David M. Haugen, Robert David Kaswen, Mark Stephen Fitzsimmons
  • Patent number: 11181163
    Abstract: Pressure-sensitive vales are incorporated within a dampening system to permit user-adjustable tuning of a shock absorber. In one embodiment, a pressure-sensitive valve includes an isolated gas chamber having a pressure therein that is settable by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis K. Wootten, Robert C. Fox, Joshua Benjamin Yablon, David M. Haugen
  • Publication number: 20210339816
    Abstract: A system including: a seat post; a user interface operatively connected with the seat post, the user interface configured for receiving instructions associated with a height of the seat post and for communicating received instructions to at least one controller coupled with a motive source of the seat post; and a valve assembly in communication with the motive source, the valve assembly regulating fluid flow within a variable finite positioning seat post height mode in response to a translation of the received instructions by the motive source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventors: Sante Pelot, David M. Haugen, Wes Allinger, Mario Galasso, Andrew Laird
  • Patent number: 11162555
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for regulating the function of a suspension system are disclosed herein. Suspension characteristics often contribute to the efficiency of a suspended system. Depending on the desired operating parameters of the suspended system, it may be desirable to alter the functional characteristics of the suspension from time to time in order to maintain or increase efficiency. The suspension hereof may be selectively locked into a substantially rigid configuration, and the damping fluid may be phase separated and/or cooled to increase damping rate during use (or offset rate degradation). The suspension hereof may generate power usable to achieve any or all of the foregoing or to be stored for use elsewhere in the suspended system or beyond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventor: David M. Haugen
  • Publication number: 20210313038
    Abstract: A system configured to be coupled with a participant of an activity. The system comprises: a participant activity monitoring unit configured for monitoring a performance of the activity by the participant; an activity information module configured for storing performance information corresponding to the activity; and a participant performance correlator configured for delivering comparative performance data based on the monitored performance of the activity by the participant and the stored performance information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventors: Mario GALASSO, Wesley E. ALLINGER, David M. HAUGEN, Robert David KASWEN, Mark Stephen FITZSIMMONS
  • Publication number: 20210301899
    Abstract: A vehicle suspension damper for providing a variable damping rate. The vehicle suspension damper comprises a first damping mechanism having a variable first threshold pressure, a second damping mechanism having a second threshold pressure, and a compressible chamber in communication with a damping fluid chamber, wherein the second damping mechanism is responsive to a compression of said compressible chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Benjamin YABLON, Dennis K. WOOTTEN, Robert C. FOX, David M. HAUGEN, Sante PELOT
  • Patent number: 11043294
    Abstract: A system configured to be coupled with a participant of an activity. The system comprises: a participant activity monitoring unit configured for monitoring a performance of the activity by the participant; an activity information module configured for storing performance information corresponding to the activity; and a participant performance correlator configured for delivering comparative performance data based on the monitored performance of the activity by the participant and the stored performance information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Fox Factoory, Inc.
    Inventors: Mario Galasso, Wesley E. Allinger, David M. Haugen, Robert David Kaswen, Mark Stephen Fitzsimmons
  • Patent number: 11041537
    Abstract: A vehicle suspension damper for providing a variable damping rate. The vehicle suspension damper comprises a first damping mechanism having a variable first threshold pressure, a second damping mechanism having a second threshold pressure, and a compressible chamber in communication with a damping fluid chamber, wherein the second damping mechanism is responsive to a compression of said compressible chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Benjamin Yablon, Dennis K. Wootten, Robert C. Fox, David M. Haugen, Sante Pelot
  • Patent number: 11021204
    Abstract: A system including: a seat post; a user interface operatively connected with the seat post, the user interface configured for receiving instructions associated with a height of the seat post and for communicating received instructions to at least one controller coupled with a motive source of the seat post; and a valve assembly in communication with the motive source, the valve assembly regulating fluid flow within a variable finite positioning seat post height mode in response to a translation of the received instructions by the motive source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventors: Sante Pelot, David M. Haugen, Wes Allinger, Mario Galasso, Andrew Laird
  • Publication number: 20210088101
    Abstract: A vehicle suspension damper including: a cylinder; a piston assembly; and an adjuster, wherein the piston assembly compresses fluid as it moves within the cylinder and the adjuster obstructs fluid flow from a first side of a damping piston of the piston assembly to a second side of the damping piston.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul COX, David M. Haugen
  • Publication number: 20200391103
    Abstract: A system configured to be coupled with a participant of an activity. The system comprises: a participant activity monitoring unit configured for monitoring a performance of the activity by the participant; an activity information module configured for storing performance information corresponding to the activity; and a participant performance correlator configured for delivering comparative performance data based on the monitored performance of the activity by the participant and the stored performance information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventors: Mario GALASSO, Wesley E. ALLINGER, David M. HAUGEN, Robert David KASWEN, Mark Stephen FITZSIMMONS
  • Patent number: 10859133
    Abstract: A vehicle suspension damper including: a cylinder; a piston assembly; and an adjuster, wherein the piston assembly compresses fluid as it moves within the cylinder and the adjuster obstructs fluid flow from a first side of a damping piston of the piston assembly to a second side of the damping piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Cox, David M. Haugen
  • Publication number: 20200376368
    Abstract: A system configured to be coupled with a participant of an activity. The system comprises: a participant activity monitoring unit configured for monitoring a performance of the activity by the participant; an activity information module configured for storing performance information corresponding to the activity; and a participant performance correlator configured for delivering comparative performance data based on the monitored performance of the activity by the participant and the stored performance information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventors: Mario GALASSO, Wesley E. ALLINGER, David M. HAUGEN, Robert David KASWEN, Mark Stephen FITZSIMMONS
  • Publication number: 20200376367
    Abstract: A system configured to be coupled with a participant of an activity. The system comprises: a participant activity monitoring unit configured for monitoring a performance of the activity by the participant; an activity information module configured for storing performance information corresponding to the activity; and a participant performance correlator configured for delivering comparative performance data based on the monitored performance of the activity by the participant and the stored performance information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventors: Mario GALASSO, Wesley E. ALLINGER, David M. HAUGEN, Robert David KASWEN, Mark Stephen FITZSIMMONS
  • Publication number: 20200357300
    Abstract: A method and system to convert user activities performed in a real world into virtual world activity. The system includes a virtual world environment with a virtual activity tracker to obtain virtual activity performance data for an activity performed by a user in the virtual world environment; and a virtual world database to store the virtual activity performance data in a virtual profile of the user. The system also includes a real world activity tracker to obtain real world activity performance data for a real world activity performed by the user; and an activity convertor to convert the real world activity performance data into an amount of converted virtual activity performance data and add the converted virtual activity performance data to the virtual profile of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventors: Mario GALASSO, Wesley E. ALLINGER, David M. HAUGEN, Robert David KASWEN, Mark Stephen FITZSIMMONS