Patents by Inventor Keith Brendley

Keith Brendley 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: 7684020
    Abstract: A relatively low-cost sensor can accurately detect, identify and track rapidly moving objects such as missiles, rocket propelled grenades (RPGs), mortars, explosive-driven fragments, bullets, shells, sports projectiles (baseballs, golf balls, tennis balls, arrows, etc.), and other types of objects. Systems that would incorporate such a sensor include military devices such as Active Protection System (APS), warning sensor systems, counter-fire systems; commercial devices such as an accurate baseball strike zone monitor, tennis ball line monitors, and arrow speed and flight characteristics monitors. The optical sensing system detects, identifies and tracks rapidly moving objects. The system is designed to be low-cost, rugged, highly reliable, and have a low False Alarm Rate (FAR). The system can accurately record signals from rapidly moving targets and then process this information with sufficient time to send a firing signal or take other action as appropriate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Artis, LLC
    Inventors: Jed Marti, Keith Brendley
  • Publication number: 20080015089
    Abstract: An integrated sensor apparatus capable of detecting exercise equipment parameters such as power output and cadence is designed so as to be easily retrofittable to existing equipment. To the extent that a particular sensor uses friction measurement, it can supplant an existing friction causing device on the equipment. Additionally, the sensor can communicate, wirelessly if desired, with a processing device. The processing device is capable of receiving and processing a plurality of sensor signals. The processing device can then output processed signals to a display, so that a plurality of people joining in a group exercise or competition can easily track their relative performance in real-time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2007
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Inventors: Elisa Hurwitz, Keith Brendley
  • Publication number: 20070034212
    Abstract: A motion-coupled visual environment prevents, reduces and/or treats motion sickness by sensing inertial motion and providing a corresponding evocative image for a subject to view, Inertial sensors may include accelerometers, gyroscopes or a variety of other different sensor types. A cross-coupling algorithm may be used to cross couple different sensed inertial motions. A variety of mapping schemes may be used to map sensed inertial motion to corresponding motion within the evocative scene displayed on the display. Driver-centric, passenger-centric and simulation surround systems are possible. Applications include reducing motion sickness on passenger vehicles such as airplanes, trains and cars; on military vehicles such as ships, airplanes, helicopters and the like; and reducing “cybersickness” in the context of simulations on moving platforms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2006
    Publication date: February 15, 2007
    Applicant: Artis LLC.
    Inventors: Keith Brendley, Jed Marti
  • Publication number: 20060171570
    Abstract: “Smartmat” (Smartmat Area Activity Monitor and Personnel Identification System) monitors and identifies people, animals and other objects that pass through a control volume. Among other attributes, the exemplary system implementation can count, classify and identify objects, such as pedestrians, animals, bicycles, wheelchairs, vehicles, rollerbladers and other objects, either singly or in groups. Exemplary Smartmat implementations differentiate objects based on weight, footprint and floor/wall pressure patterns such as footfall patterns of pedestrians and other patterns. The system may be applied to security monitoring, physical activity monitoring, market traffic surveys and other traffic surveys, security checkpoint/gate monitoring, traffic light activation and other device activation such as security cameras, and other monitoring applications. Smartmat may be portable or permanently installed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Publication date: August 3, 2006
    Applicant: Artis LLC
    Inventors: Keith Brendley, Jed Marti, William Virnig