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: 20140148277
    Abstract: A sports racquet extends along a longitudinal axis and is configured for use with a quantity of racquet string about a string plane. The racquet includes a frame formed of a thermoplastic material. The frame includes a first frame half coupled to a second frame half. The first and second halves include first and second hoop regions, and first and second handle regions, respectively. The first and second handle regions include first and second distal end sections, first and second proximal sections and first and second central sections, respectively. The first and second proximal end sections include transversely extending end wall segments that form a butt end wall. The transverse cross-sectional area of the coupled first and second proximal ends is greater than the transverse cross-sectional area of the coupled first and second distal end sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: WILSON SPORTING GOODS CO.
    Inventors: William D. Severa, Scott M. Doyle, David A. Vogel, Robert T. Kapheim, Robert T. Thurman
  • Publication number: 20140148275
    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: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: WILSON SPORTING GOODS CO.
    Inventors: William D. Severa, Scott M. Doyle, David A. Vogel, Robert T. Kapheim, Robert T. Thurman
  • Publication number: 20140148278
    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: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Wilson Sporting Goods Co.
    Inventors: William D. Severa, Scott M. Doyle, David A. Vogel, Robert T. Kapheim, Robert T. Thurman
  • Publication number: 20140148276
    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: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Wilson Sporting Goods Co.
    Inventors: William D. Severa, Scott M. Doyle, David A. Vogel, Robert T. Kapheim, Robert T. Thurman
  • Patent number: 8712723
    Abstract: A method for monitoring human activity using an inertial sensor includes continuously determining an orientation of the inertial sensor, assigning a dominant axis, updating the dominant axis as the orientation of the inertial sensor changes, and counting periodic human motions by monitoring accelerations relative to the dominant axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: DP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving, Mark Andrew Christensen, Brian Y. Lee, David Vogel
  • Publication number: 20140046223
    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: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventors: Philippe Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving, Mark Andrew Christensen, Brian Y Lee, David Vogel
  • Patent number: 8621690
    Abstract: A patient support including a frame, plurality of wheels coupled to the frame, a deck, and a scissor mechanism coupled to the frame and the deck to move the deck from a raised position to a lowered position. The support includes brake mechanism including a brake pad to contact the floor to prevent the patient support from rolling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Hornbach, Kenneth Q. Rudolf, Raymond C. Gould, John David Vogel, Francis C. Ganance
  • Patent number: 8579453
    Abstract: Fragrance-releasing cartridges for decorative illuminated assemblies of the type having an electrical cord terminated by at least one electrical connector, at least one lighting element, and at least one lighting element socket electrically coupled to the electrical cord and dimensioned and arranged to retain and make electrical contact with a corresponding lighting element. Each cartridge is formed from a molded polymer impregnated with a scented compound that is released at a substantially higher rate while heated by one of an associated lighting element and a discrete, resistive heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventors: Steven Martin Cohen, Gerald Cummings, David Vogel
  • Patent number: 8568310
    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: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: DP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving, Mark Andrew Christensen, Brian Y Lee, David Vogel
  • Patent number: 8569303
    Abstract: This invention is directed to compounds of formula (I): where r, q, R, R2, R3, R4, R5a, R5b, R5c, R6a, R6b, R6c, R7, R8, and R9 are described herein, as single stereoisomers or as mixtures of stereoisomers, or pharmaceutically acceptable salts, solvates, clathrates, polymorphs, ammonium ions, N-oxides or prodrugs thereof; which are leukotriene A4 hydrolase inhibitors and therefore useful in treating inflammatory disorders. Pharmaceutical compositions comprising the compounds of the invention and methods of preparing the compounds of the invention are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Celtaxsys, Inc.
    Inventors: Damian O Arnaiz, Greg Brown, Emmanuel Claret, Arwed Cleve, David Davey, William Guilford, Seock-Kyu Khim, Thomas Kirkland, Monica J Kochanny, Amy Liang, David Light, John Parkinson, David Vogel, Guo Ping Wei, Bin Ye
  • Patent number: 8560218
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for detecting bad signals at a global positioning system (GPS) enabled device are described. In one embodiment, the GPS enabled device includes one or more inertial sensors to provide acceleration measurements for the GPS enabled device, and a GPS receiver to receive positioning data for the GPS enabled device. The GPS enabled device may also include a comparison logic to predict a position of the GPS enabled device from the acceleration measurements, and determine whether the received positioning data is within a confidence interval of the prediction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: DP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving, David Vogel, Mark Andrew Christensen
  • Patent number: 8407828
    Abstract: A faucet assembly including a mounting base and an upper faucet assembly. A coupler is pivotally supported by the mounting base and releasably couples the upper faucet assembly to the mounting base. A lift rod is slidably received within a lift rod passageway defined by the coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Masco Corporation of Indiana
    Inventors: John David Vogel, Ryan A. Reeder
  • Patent number: 8407829
    Abstract: A drain assembly for use with a faucet including a lift rod, a lever arm, and a coupler operably coupling the lift rod and the lever arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Masco Corporation of Indiana
    Inventor: John David Vogel
  • Patent number: 8342915
    Abstract: A conditioning and cutting apparatus for a blade is provided. The apparatus may include a cutting board and a conditioning device. The cutting board may include a top cutting surface, a bottom surface disposed in opposition to the top cutting surface, and a peripheral wall extending between the top cutting surface and the bottom surface and defining the perimeter of the cutting board. The cutting board may define a channel therein. The channel may define a recess and an opening thereto. The peripheral wall may define the opening of the channel. The conditioning device may be disposed in the channel. The conditioning device may be configured to interact with the blade as the blade is drawn through the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventors: David Vogel, David Wolff
  • Patent number: 8267206
    Abstract: A patient support including a traction device for powered movement of the patient support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John David Vogel, Thomas W. Hanson, Craig Crandall, Joseph A. Kummer, Michael M. Frondorf, David P. Lubbers, Ronald P. Kappeler, Bradley T. Wilson, Darrell L. Metz, Doug K. Smith, Jeffrey A. Ruschke, John Vodzak, Terry J. Stratman, Eric W. Oberhaus
  • Publication number: 20120232432
    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: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Philippe Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving, Mark Andrew Christensen, Brian Y Lee, David Vogel
  • Patent number: 8187182
    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: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: DP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving, Mark Andrew Christensen, Brian Y Lee, David Vogel
  • Patent number: 8100984
    Abstract: A pre-assembled orthopaedic implant adapted for improved gas sterilization. The implant includes a first component adapted for assembly with a second component such that a mating surface of the first component is in close proximity with a mating surface of the second component. At least one gas conduit associated with the mating surface of the first component facilitates a sterilizing gas to penetrate into and dissipate from the interface defined by the mating surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Lambert, Terry McLean, David Vogel
  • Patent number: D689572
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Wilson Sporting Goods Co.
    Inventors: William D. Severa, Robert T. Kapheim, Ravi Itiravivong, Brad M. Skoryl, Ronald R. Rocchi, David A. Vogel
  • Patent number: D689966
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Wilson Sporting Goods Co.
    Inventors: William D. Severa, Robert T. Kapheim, Mark W. Lin, David A. Vogel, Ravi Itiravivong