Patents by Inventor Noel H. C. Marshall

Noel H. C. Marshall 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: 20190051136
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing golf clubs and for collecting golf data, such as golf strokes, are described. In one embodiment, a golf data collection system includes a golf accessory worn on the golfer's wrist, such as a watch, equipped with a GPS receiver, impact sensing and motion sensing means, and a transceiver to communicate with golf club tags (e.g. at 2.4 GHz such as Bluetooth). The golf accessory senses the motion of the golf club being swung by the golf and/or senses the impact of the golf club striking the golf ball. When swinging motion or impact is sensed the device uses the transceiver to communicate with golf club tags. The closest golf club (i.e. the club in the golfer's hand during the swing) is captured as the club used by the swing based on RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indicator). Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Chris Savarese, Noel H.C. Marshall, Susan McGill, Kenneth P. Gilliland, Marvin L. Vickers
  • Patent number: 10078953
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing golf clubs and for collecting golf data, such as golf strokes, are described. In one embodiment, a golf data collection system includes a golf accessory worn on the golfer's wrist, such as a watch, equipped with a GPS receiver, impact sensing and motion sensing means, and a transceiver to communicate with golf club tags (e.g. at 2.4 GHz such as Bluetooth). The golf accessory senses the motion of the golf club being swung by the golf and/or senses the impact of the golf club striking the golf ball. When swinging motion or impact is sensed the device uses the transceiver to communicate with golf club tags. The closest golf club (i.e. the club in the golfer's hand during the swing) is captured as the club used by the swing based on RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indicator). Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: TAG GOLF, LLC
    Inventors: Chris Savarese, Noel H. C. Marshall, Susan McGill, Kenneth P. Gilliland, Marvin L. Vickers
  • Patent number: 9592424
    Abstract: Golf balls for use with a system for finding golf balls and methods for making such golf balls. In the case of one exemplary golf ball, the ball includes a shell, a core material and a tag having a diode which is coupled to an antenna which has at least a portion formed from an elastic conductive material, such as an elastic conductive ink. The core material may include a void for receiving at least part of the diode. Other golf balls are described and methods for making balls are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Topgolf International, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Savarese, Noel H. C. Marshall, Forrest F. Fulton, Mark A. Shea, Lauro C. Cadorniga, Susan McGill, Gerald Latus
  • Publication number: 20160063839
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing golf clubs and for collecting golf data, such as golf strokes, are described. In one embodiment, a golf data collection system includes a golf accessory worn on the golfer's wrist, such as a watch, equipped with a GPS receiver, impact sensing and motion sensing means, and a transceiver to communicate with golf club tags (e.g. at 2.4 GHz such as Bluetooth). The golf accessory senses the motion of the golf club being swung by the golf and/or senses the impact of the golf club striking the golf ball. When swinging motion or impact is sensed the device uses the transceiver to communicate with golf club tags. The closest golf club (i.e. the club in the golfer's hand during the swing) is captured as the club used by the swing based on RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indicator). Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Chris Savarese, Noel H.C. Marshall, Susan McGill, Kenneth P. Gilliland, Marvin L. Vickers
  • Patent number: 9195781
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing golf clubs and for collecting golf data, such as golf strokes, are described. In one embodiment, a golf data collection system includes a golf accessory worn on the golfer's wrist, such as a watch, equipped with a GPS receiver, impact sensing and motion sensing means, and a transceiver to communicate with golf club tags (e.g. at 2.4 GHz such as Bluetooth). The golf accessory senses the motion of the golf club being swung by the golf and/or senses the impact of the golf club striking the golf ball. When swinging motion or impact is sensed the device uses the transceiver to communicate with golf club tags. The closest golf club (i.e. the club in the golfer's hand during the swing) is captured as the club used by the swing based on RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indicator). Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Tag Golf, LLC
    Inventors: Chris Savarese, Noel H. C. Marshall, Susan McGill, Kenneth P. Gilliland, Marvin L. Vickers
  • Publication number: 20150310236
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and systems relating to golf data collecting and recording are described. In one embodiment an apparatus on a golf club includes an integrated reminder and a stroke cancellation system and is semi-automatic in that the recording of the stroke is directly in response to changing the state (e.g. activating) of a switch which indicates that the golfer has pressed a button on the golf club. The pressing of the button indicates that the golfer will or has taken a stroke with the golf club and that the stroke is to be recorded, optionally with the location of the stroke and an identifier of the club (e.g. 9 iron).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: Chris Savarese, Noel H.C. Marshall, Susan McGill
  • Patent number: 9005047
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and systems relating to golf data collecting and recording are described. In one embodiment an apparatus on a golf club includes an integrated reminder and a stroke cancellation system and is semi-automatic in that the recording of the stroke is directly in response to changing the state (e.g. activating) of a switch which indicates that the golfer has pressed a button on the golf club. The pressing of the button indicates that the golfer will or has taken a stroke with the golf club and that the stroke is to be recorded, optionally with the location of the stroke and an identifier of the club (e.g. 9 iron).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Tag Golf, LLC
    Inventors: Chris Savarese, Noel H. C. Marshall, Susan McGill
  • Publication number: 20150020377
    Abstract: Golf balls for use with a system for finding golf balls and methods for making such golf balls. In the case of one exemplary golf ball, the ball includes a shell, a core material and a tag having a diode which is coupled to an antenna which has at least a portion formed from an elastic conductive material, such as an elastic conductive ink. The core material may include a void for receiving at least part of the diode. Other golf balls are described and methods for making balls are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: RF Corporation
    Inventors: Chris Savarese, Noel H.C. Marshall, Forrest F. Fulton, Mark A. Shea, Lauro C. Cadorniga, Susan McGill, Gerald Latus
  • Patent number: 8758166
    Abstract: Golf balls for use with a system for finding golf balls and methods for making such golf balls. In the case of one exemplary golf ball, the ball includes a shell, a core material and a tag having a diode which is coupled to an antenna which has at least a portion formed from an elastic conductive material, such as an elastic conductive ink. The core material may include a void for receiving at least part of the diode. Other golf balls are described and methods for making balls are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: RF Corporation
    Inventors: Chris Savarese, Noel H. C. Marshall, Forrest F. Fulton, Mark A. Shea, Lauro C. Cadorniga, Susan McGill, Gerald Latus
  • Patent number: 8624738
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and systems related to an improved golf data collecting and golf club notification system. The system reminds golfers when a club has been mistakenly left behind on the golf course and notifies the golfer when a golf club or clubs are in or out of the golf bag. The system can notify a golfer if a club or golf bag has been removed without authorization. In one preferred embodiment an apparatus that attaches to a golf club includes dual light sensors—one light sensor configured as a switch and one light sensor configured as a light meter. Algorithms make use of the light sensor data to determine whether a golf club is in or out of a golf bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Radar Corporation
    Inventors: Chris Savarese, Noel H. C. Marshall, Susan McGill, Kenneth P. Gilliland, Marvin L. Vickers
  • Patent number: 8425350
    Abstract: Golf balls and a system for finding golf balls and methods for making golf balls and methods for using such balls. In the case of one exemplary golf ball, the ball includes a shell and a core material which is encased in the shell and a tag which is disposed within the core material and which has at least one perforation. The tag includes a diode and an antenna which are coupled together. Another exemplary golf ball includes a shell and a core material which is encased within the shell and a tag which is within the core material and which includes an electrical element which is coupled to an antenna; the tag is detectable over a range of at least 20 feet from a handheld device, and the golf ball has high durability and substantially complies with the golf ball specifications of the United States Golf Association.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: RF Corporation
    Inventors: Chris Savarese, Lauro C. Cadorniga, Forrest F. Fulton, Noel H. C. Marshall, John Glissman, Kenneth P. Gilliland, Marvin L. Vickers, Gerald Latus
  • Publication number: 20120313758
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for activating and powering RFID labels and tags are described herein. A label is activated from an “off” mode in response to receiving an activating signal. The label may include an integrated circuit and one or more powering devices coupled to the IC. The one or more powering devices may include a rechargeable battery, a solar power device, a non-rechargeable battery, or any combination thereof In one embodiment, a power from at least one of the one or more powering devices is provided to the integrated circuit in response to receiving of the activating signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: Chris Savarese, Noel H. C. Marshall, Susan McGill
  • Publication number: 20120249330
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and systems relating to at least one or more of golf club reminding and golf data collecting and recording. In one embodiment an apparatus on a golf club includes an integrated reminder and a stroke cancellation system and is semi-automatic in that the recording of the stroke is directly in response to changing the state (e.g. activating) of a switch which indicates that the golfer has pressed a button on the golf club. The pressing of the button indicates that the golfer will or has taken a stroke with the golf club and that the stroke is to be recorded, with the location of the stroke and an identifier of the club (e.g. 9 iron). The system may also be equipped with a missing club reminder and theft prevention function that notifies the golfer is a golf club has been left behind or if a club or golf bag has been removed without authorization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventors: Chris Savarese, Noel H. C. Marshall, Susan McGill, Kenneth P. Gilliland, Marvin L. Vickers
  • Patent number: 8226495
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and systems relating to at least one or more of golf club reminding and golf data collecting and recording. In one embodiment an apparatus on a golf club includes an integrated reminder and a stroke cancellation system and is semi-automatic in that the recording of the stroke is directly in response to changing the state (e.g. activating) of a switch which indicates that the golfer has pressed a button on the golf club. The pressing of the button indicates that the golfer will or has taken a stroke with the golf club and that the stroke is to be recorded, with the location of the stroke and an identifier of the club (e.g. 9 iron). The system may also be equipped with a missing club reminder and theft prevention function that notifies the golfer is a golf club has been left behind or if a club or golf bag has been removed without authorization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Radar Corporation
    Inventors: Chris Savarese, Noel H. C. Marshall, Susan McGill, Kenneth P. Gilliland, Marvin L. Vickers
  • Publication number: 20120139729
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, machine readable non-transitory storage media, and systems which process measured light values in order to determine the status of a golf club relative to a golf club bag are described. In one embodiment, a system uses a floating threshold, which is between a running bright average and a running dark average, to determine whether to add a current light meter value to one or the other of these running averages. In another embodiment, a system resets or re-seeds the running averages so that re-seeded averages are used after exiting from a sleep state such as a dark sleep state. In another embodiment, a system uses light sensor information or other sensor information to determine when a club is in use. In another embodiment, an active golf ball tag includes a sensor (e.g. one or more impact sensors) to detect when a golf ball is hit and to cause an RF transmitter to transmit an RF signal to an RFID reader.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: Chris Savarese, Noel H. C. Marshall, Susan McGill, Kenneth P. Gilliland, Marvin L. Vickers
  • Publication number: 20120142443
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, machine readable non-transitory storage media, and systems which process measured light values in order to determine the status of a golf club relative to a golf club bag are described. In one embodiment, a system uses a floating threshold, which is between a running bright average and a running dark average, to determine whether to add a current light meter value to one or the other of these running averages. In another embodiment, a system resets or re-seeds the running averages so that re-seeded averages are used after exiting from a sleep state such as a dark sleep state. In another embodiment, a system uses light sensor information or other sensor information to determine when a club is in use. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: Chris Savarese, Noel H. C. Marshall, Susan McGill, Kenneth P. Gilliland, Marvin L. Vickers
  • Publication number: 20110316192
    Abstract: Golf balls and a system for finding golf balls and methods for making golf balls and methods for using such balls. In the case of one exemplary golf ball, the ball includes a shell and a core material which is encased in the shell and a tag which is disposed within the core material and which has at least one perforation. The tag includes a diode and an antenna which are coupled together. Another exemplary golf ball includes a shell and a core material which is encased within the shell and a tag which is within the core material and which includes an electrical element which is coupled to an antenna; the tag is detectable over a range of at least 20 feet from a handheld device, and the golf ball has high durability and substantially complies with the golf ball specifications of the United States Golf Association.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventors: Chris Savarese, Lauro C. Cadorniga, Forrest F. Fulton, Noel H.C. Marshall, John Glissman, Kenneth P. Gilliland, Marvin L. Vickers, Gerald Latus
  • Patent number: D664619
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Radar Corporation
    Inventors: Chris Savarese, Noel H. C. Marshall, Susan McGill, Kenneth P. Gilliland
  • Patent number: D668728
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Radar Corporation
    Inventors: Chris Savarese, Noel H. C. Marshall, Susan McGill, Kenneth P. Gilliland
  • Patent number: D670778
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Radar Corporation
    Inventors: Chris Savarese, Noel H. C. Marshall, Susan McGill, Kenneth P. Gilliland