Patents by Inventor David Vogel

David Vogel 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: 20160228891
    Abstract: A spray head for a power sprayer configured to generate a continuous sheet-like water shield around a center stream of water. A water delivery device for use with a sink may produce a stream of water surrounded by a continuous shield of water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Scot Rosko, John David Vogel, Patrick B. Jonte, Ryan Anthony Reeder
  • Patent number: 9399155
    Abstract: A sports racquet extends along an axis and is configured for use with a quantity of racquet string forming a string bed about a string plane. The racquet includes a frame formed of a thermoplastic material, and including first and second halves including first and second spaced apart hoop regions, and first and second handle regions, respectively. The hoop regions includes projections extending from hoop regions in a direction orthogonal to the string plane. At least one of the hoop regions defines a set of bores. The projections are configured to matably engage the bores. The projections extend through the string plane and define curved bearing surfaces configured for engaging and supporting the racquet string. The projections include first and second projections having first and second radii of curvature, respectively. The first radius of curvature being at least 0.5 mm greater than the second radius of curvature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Wilson Sporting Goods Co.
    Inventors: William D. Severa, Scott M. Doyle, David A. Vogel, Robert T. Kapheim, Robert T. Thurman
  • Publication number: 20160193682
    Abstract: Apparatus for allowing a welder to control the output power of a welding machine, and thus its arc power by applying force to a surface of a force sensing transducer assembly. The force sensing transducer assembly generates a force signal based upon the force applied, for example by reducing the resistance within the force sensing transducer assembly. A control interface module then receives the force signal and controls the welding machine power output based upon the force signal. The welder may set the range of force to change the arc power by setting a minimum amount of force to actuate the welding machine and a maximum force that increases the output power of the welding machine (force below the minimum does not actuate the welding machine and force above the maximum does not increase the welding machine power above a certain level).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: David Vogel, Gary F. Skinner
  • Patent number: 9371669
    Abstract: Remote-activation locks designed to permit unlocking and/or locking of the lock without physical manipulation of the lock are articulated to a product/good in a manner so as to deny one or more benefits associated with the product/good.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Inventors: John S. Berg, Christopher H. Reynolds, Jibing Lin, David A. Vogel, Paul A. Keenan, John R. Howard
  • Publication number: 20160053855
    Abstract: Chain links and methods for forming chain links are provided. A method may include inserting a pin into a pin hole defined in a boss insert, and introducing the boss insert to a mold cavity defined in a mold plate of a mold assembly. The method further includes flowing chain link substrate to the mold cavity, and cooling the chain link substrate such that a chain link is formed. The chain link includes a base portion, a platform extending from the base portion, and a rib assembly extending from the platform and including a plurality of ribs and defining a central pocket. The boss insert is disposed in the pocket, and the pin is disposed in the pin hole of the boss insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: David H. Wolff, David Vogel
  • Patent number: 9205991
    Abstract: Chain links and methods for forming chain links are provided. A method may include inserting a pin into a pin hole defined in a boss insert, and introducing the boss insert to a mold cavity defined in a mold plate of a mold assembly. The method further includes flowing chain link substrate to the mold cavity, and cooling the chain link substrate such that a chain link is formed. The chain link includes a base portion, a platform extending from the base portion, and a rib assembly extending from the platform and including a plurality of ribs and defining a central pocket. The boss insert is disposed in the pocket, and the pin is disposed in the pin hole of the boss insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Wolff Industries
    Inventors: David H. Wolff, David Vogel
  • Patent number: 9199135
    Abstract: A sports racquet extending along a longitudinal axis and configured for supporting a quantity of racquet string generally about a string plane. The racquet includes a frame formed of a thermoplastic material and including a head portion and a handle portion. The head portion is formed of first and second hoop regions. At least one of the first and second hoop regions includes a first set of projections extending from one of the first and second hoop regions across the string plane and engaging the other of the first and second hoop regions. The first set of projections space apart the first and second hoop regions by a first predetermined dimension to define a plurality of through-hoop region openings. The handle portion is formed of first and second handle regions directly coupled together without defining either a plurality of handle openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Wilson Sporting Goods Co.
    Inventors: William D. Severa, Scott M. Doyle, David A. Vogel, Robert T. Kapheim, Robert T. Thurman
  • Patent number: 9192822
    Abstract: A racquet extending along a longitudinal axis includes a frame formed of a thermoplastic material. The frame includes two halves having two spaced apart hoop regions, two handle regions and two mating surfaces. One of the halves includes a set of projections extending from one of the mating surfaces. At least one of the halves defines a set of bores. The projections are configured to engage the bores. At least two of the projections are stepped projections having a proximal section and a distal section. The transverse cross-sectional area of the proximal section is greater than the transverse cross-sectional area of the distal section. Two of the bores are configured to receive the corresponding distal sections, but not the proximal sections, of the two stepped projections, such that the projected height of the proximal section of the two stepped projections substantially defines the spacing between the hoop portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Wilson Sporting Goods Co.
    Inventors: William D. Severa, Scott M. Doyle, David A. Vogel, Robert T. Kapheim, Robert T. Thurman
  • Patent number: 9144398
    Abstract: An mobile device to monitor human activity using multiple sensors comprising a processing unit to provide a first estimation user activity data based on data from a first sensor, the first estimation having a first accuracy estimation, and to provide a second estimation of user activity data based on data from a second sensor, the second estimation having a second accuracy estimation, and the processor to calculate the user activity statistic based on the first estimation and the second estimation, wherein the calculated user activity statistic is a result of a weighted combination of the first estimation and the second estimation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: DP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Richard Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving, Mark Andrew Christensen, Brian Y. Lee, David Vogel
  • Publication number: 20150212108
    Abstract: An electronic device monitors accelerations using a motion sensor. The electronic device determines a current motion state based on the accelerations. The electronic device identifies a plurality of applications that subscribe to a motion state identification service and notifies a subset of the applications of the current motion state, the subset meeting notification criteria associated with the current motion state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: Philippe Richard Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving, Mark Andrew Christensen, Brian Y. Lee, David Vogel
  • Publication number: 20150175357
    Abstract: Chain links and methods for forming chain links are provided. A method may include inserting a pin into a pin hole defined in a boss insert, and introducing the boss insert to a mold cavity defined in a mold plate of a mold assembly. The method further includes flowing chain link substrate to the mold cavity, and cooling the chain link substrate such that a chain link is formed. The chain link includes a base portion, a platform extending from the base portion, and a rib assembly extending from the platform and including a plurality of ribs and defining a central pocket. The boss insert is disposed in the pocket, and the pin is disposed in the pin hole of the boss insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Applicant: Wolff Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: David H. Wolff, David Vogel
  • Publication number: 20150143955
    Abstract: Conditioning devices for conditioning blades are provided. A conditioning device includes a first rod and a second rod, at least one of the first rod and the second rod rotatable about an axis, the first rod and the second rod oriented to define a blade conditioning zone therebetween, the blade conditioning zone being defined by a blade conditioning angle between the first rod and the second rod. The conditioning device further includes a stationary magnet and a movable magnet. The movable magnet is connected to the one of the first rod and the second rod and rotatable about the axis. The movable magnet has an opposite magnetic orientation relative to the stationary magnet. Rotation of the one of the first rod and the second rod adjusts the blade conditioning angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Wolff Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: David Vogel
  • Patent number: 8996332
    Abstract: An electronic device monitors accelerations using an inertial sensor. The electronic device identifies a current motion state based on the accelerations. The electronic device determines an application that subscribes to a motion state identification service and notifies the application of the current motion state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: DP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Richard Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving, Mark Andrew Christensen, Brian Y. Lee, David Vogel
  • Patent number: 8949070
    Abstract: A method or apparatus for monitoring human activity using an inertial sensor is described. The method includes monitoring accelerations, and identifying a current user activity from a plurality of user activities based on the accelerations. In one embodiment, each of the plurality of user activities is associated with one of a plurality of types of periodic human motions that are detectable by the portable electronic device, and wherein the identification of the current user activity is made based on detecting two or more instances of the periodic human motion associated with the user activity. The method further includes counting periodic human motions appropriate to the current user activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: DP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Richard Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving, Mark Andrew Christensen, Brian Y. Lee, David Vogel
  • Patent number: 8897704
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to provide easier pairing based on motion data is described. The method of associating two devices comprises receiving a signal to enter into pairing mode, and detecting a motion indicating a pairing. The method further comprises establishing a secure connection with another device for pairing, the secure connection established based on the motion, and exchanging data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: DP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Richard Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving, David Vogel
  • Patent number: 8876738
    Abstract: A method for monitoring human activity using an inertial sensor includes monitoring accelerations from an inertial sensor integrated into a garment. The accelerations are processed to determine one or more acceleration statistics, and transmit the acceleration statistics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: DP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving, Mark Andrew Christensen, Brian Y. Lee, David Vogel
  • Patent number: 8872646
    Abstract: A method comprises determining an idle sample value for a dominant axis of a device in an idle state. The method further comprises registering a motion of the device, and evaluating the motion. The method further comprises waking up the device when the analysis of the motion indicates a change in the dominant axis of the device and/or a level of acceleration beyond a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: DP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving, David Vogel, Mark Andrew Christensen
  • Patent number: 8784309
    Abstract: A mobile device monitors accelerations using one or more inertial sensors. A user activity is identified based on the accelerations. A first estimation is made of a user activity statistic associated with the user activity based on the accelerations. Location information is obtained by one or more location based sensors. A second estimation is made of the user activity statistic based on the location information. The user activity statistic is calculated based on the first estimation and the second estimation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: DP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Richard Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving, Mark Andrew Christensen, Brian Y. Lee, David Vogel
  • Patent number: D719227
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Wilson Sporting Goods Co.
    Inventors: William D. Severa, Ronald R. Rocchi, Robert T. Kapheim, Brad M. Skoryi, David A. Vogel
  • Patent number: D719228
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Wilson Sporting Goods Co.
    Inventors: William D. Severa, Ronald R. Rocchi, Robert T. Kapheim, Brad M. Skoryi, David A. Vogel