Patents by Inventor Mark D. Hall

Mark D. Hall 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: 20210146220
    Abstract: A smart soccer goal for tracking and communicating motion of objects includes a goal frame; a net coupled to the goal frame including a plurality of lights; and one or more sensors coupled to the goal frame. A first sensor of the one or more sensors is directed to detecting movement within and immediately near the smart soccer goal and a second sensor of the one or more sensors is directed to detecting movement outside of the smart soccer goal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: COPA Innovation Laboratories, LLC
    Inventor: Mark D. Hall
  • Patent number: 10177583
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed that includes a battery-powered wireless switch and a switch dock. The switch includes a microcontroller, a short range wireless transmitter, and one or more tactile control buttons. Additionally, the switch includes one or more docking prongs. Each docking prong is contained within a groove in a switch back, with pivot pins through one end of each docking prong perpendicular to a prong longitudinal axis and parallel to the switch back. The switch also includes flexible strips coupled to the same end of each docking prong as the pivot pins, and a prong extender button coupled to the flexible strips. The dock includes one or more docking prong slots, where the number of slots matches the number of prongs. The prongs fit in the slots to mount the switch to the dock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Hall Labs LLC
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Mark D. Hall, Clint Cook, Davido Hyer, Joe Fox, Jedediah Knight
  • Publication number: 20170366025
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed that includes a battery-powered wireless switch and a switch dock. The switch includes a microcontroller, a short range wireless transmitter, and one or more tactile control buttons. Additionally, the switch includes one or more docking prongs. Each docking prong is contained within a groove in a switch back, with pivot pins through one end of each docking prong perpendicular to a prong longitudinal axis and parallel to the switch back. The switch also includes flexible strips coupled to the same end of each docking prong as the pivot pins, and a prong extender button coupled to the flexible strips. The dock includes one or more docking prong slots, where the number of slots matches the number of prongs. The prongs fit in the slots to mount the switch to the dock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Mark D. Hall, Clint Cook, Davido Hyer, Joe Fox, Jedediah Knight
  • Publication number: 20170337049
    Abstract: A redundant star network is disclosed. The network includes a peripheral device (PD), a control hub, and a backup hub. The control hub and backup hub each have a wireless long range transceiver, hardware processors, and hardware memory. The PD includes a wireless long range transceiver and a microcontroller. The control hub and backup hub hardware memories store system operation information. The system operation information includes instructions for controlling the PD. The PD microcontroller includes test firmware and update firmware. The test firmware instructs the PD to test the control hub and to listen for a test response signal indicating the control hub is operational. The PD update firmware instructs the PD to switch control of the PD to the backup hub when the test response signal is not received within an expected response timeframe after the test signal is sent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Mark D. Hall, Craig Boswell, Jedediah Knight
  • Publication number: 20170339004
    Abstract: A redundant star network and methods for communicating over the network are disclosed. The network includes a peripheral device, a first network hub, and a second network hub. Each of the peripheral device, the first network hub, and the second network hub includes a wireless long range transceiver and at least one microcontroller. The first and second network hub microcontrollers store system operation information that includes instructions for operating the peripheral device and instructions for designating a peripheral device control hub. Additionally, the first and second network hub microcontrollers each include firmware for testing whether the other hub is operational and updating the system operation information to change the peripheral device control hub if it is non-operational. In some embodiments, the network is connected to a cloud server that communicates system updates to a user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Mark D. Hall, Craig Boswell, Jedediah Knight
  • Patent number: D798200
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Irina Zavatski, Mark D Hall
  • Patent number: D798202
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Irina Zavatski, Mark D Hall
  • Patent number: D798203
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Gary K Shiu, Irina Zavatski, Mark D Hall
  • Patent number: D798208
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Irina Zavatski, Mark D Hall, Lou Gasevski
  • Patent number: D799375
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Irina Zavatski, Young Jin Hough, Gary K Shiu, Mark D Hall, Brandon L Faurote
  • Patent number: D802498
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Irina Zavatski, Mark D Hall, Young Jin Hough
  • Patent number: D807261
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Irina Zavatski, Mark D Hall
  • Patent number: D808310
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Irina Zavatski, Mark D Hall
  • Patent number: D808870
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Irina Zavatski, Mark D Hall
  • Patent number: D820161
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Matthew W Dunford, John G Opfer, Mark D Hall
  • Patent number: D953930
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Malachowski, Eugenio Sellaro-Neto, Matthew W. Dunford, Alexander Tannen, Chris Piscitelli, Jeffrey C. Gale, Mark D. Hall, Mark T. Allen
  • Patent number: D953931
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Eugenio Sellaro-Neto, Mark D. Hall, Mark T. Allen
  • Patent number: D953932
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Eugenio Sellaro-Neto, Mark D. Hall, Mark T. Allen
  • Patent number: D954601
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Malachowski, Eugenio Sellaro-Neto, Alexander Tannen, Chris Piscitelli, Mark D. Hall, Mark T. Allen
  • Patent number: D954602
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Malachowski, Eugenio Sellaro-Neto, Matthew W. Dunford, Alexander Tannen, Chris Piscitelli, Jeffrey C. Gale, Mark D. Hall, Mark T. Allen