Patents by Inventor Mark Frykman

Mark Frykman 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: 20200283086
    Abstract: An electric-powered personal transport vehicle with a board to support a weight of a user and one or more wheels driven by one or more electric motors is discussed. The electric motors are powered by one or more batteries. A throttle has a thumb wheel speed controller on a handlebar. The thumb wheel speed controller has a horizontal manipulation between accelerate, neutral, and brake input positions such that pressing the thumbwheel speed controller in a vertical direction will not result in an unintentional acceleration or braking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: John Ulmen, Sean Michael Flanigan, Mark Frykman, Levi Jacob Price, Oliver Riihiluoma, Barrett Heyneman, Jason Bluhm, Mike McHugh, Jeff Russakow, Jukka Rautiainen, Noriko Morimoto, Julian Farnam
  • Publication number: 20190091552
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are discussed for an electric powered personal transportation vehicle with electric motors powered by one or more batteries. A battery pack storage enclosure i) contains a set of pocket cores. The first battery pack storage enclosure has a rigid internal structure that has a set of pocket cores that hold the battery cells in place and ii) contains a metal mid-plate that functionally transfers thermal heat rapidly through a metal mass of the metal mid-plate to smooth out spikes of local temperatures when an initial battery cell overheats and fails in order to minimize the heat from the initial battery cell failure from propagating and causing a neighboring battery cell to also fail from the heat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Jason Bluhm, Mark Frykman, Barrett Heyneman, John Ulmen
  • Publication number: 20190091553
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are discussed for an electric powered personal transportation vehicle with electric motors powered by one or more batteries. A set of universal battery mounting hole locations and a reserved space for one or more battery housings exist on a board for the personal transportation vehicle. The reserved space on the board for the one or more battery housings that house one or more battery packs is set to not interfere with an operation of the motors or the wheels. A first battery pack containing the one or more batteries differs in at least one of i) a different amp-hour capacity, ii) a different length, width, or height, and iii) a different shape than another battery pack designed to be physically contained in the one or more battery housings and electrically connect with corresponding electrical connections in the one or more battery housings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Jukka Rautiainen, Mark Frykman, Asa Weiss, Mike McHugh, John Ulmen
  • Publication number: 20190091551
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are discussed for an electric-powered personal transportation vehicle with a composite board to support a weight of a user, one or more wheels driven by one or more electric motors, where the electric motors are powered by one or more batteries. The composite board includes a heterogeneous mix of individual components making up the composite board. The composite board includes i) a spine of the composite board made of a hardwood material connected to ii) sides of the composite board made of a vibration-dampening, high-density, foam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Jukka Rautiainen, Mark Frykman, John Ulmen, Asa Weiss