Patents by Inventor Perry Youngs

Perry Youngs 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: 7620520
    Abstract: A method for monitoring fractional weight supported by one foot of a person, comprising the steps of adhering a movement monitor device underneath the foot such that the device is compressed when weight is applied to the foot; generating wireless signals representative of a target fractional weight of a total weight of the person; remotely receiving the wireless signals as information of the fractional weight. A method of monitoring weight of a person, comprising the steps of arranging one or more weight sensitive detectors underneath a foot of the person; processing signals from the detectors to determine weight; and wirelessly communicating the weight to a remote receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: PhatRat Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Burl W. Amsbury, Eric R. Edstrom, Robert Muir Holme, Paul Jonjak, Adrian F. Larkin, Perry Youngs
  • Publication number: 20090267783
    Abstract: A shoe wear out sensor (100,210,310) includes at least one detector (104,312) for sensing a physical metric that changes as a sole of a shoe wears out, a processor (102) configured to process the physical metric over time to determine if the shoe is worn out, and an alarm (106) for informing a user of the shoe when the sole is worn out. A body bar sensing system (500) includes a housing (502) with at least one detector (506) for sensing a physical metric that indicates a repetition movement of the housing when attached to the body bar, a processor (504) for processing the physical metric over time to determine repetitions thereof, and a display (508,512) for informing a user of the repetitions. A system assesses activity and displays a unitless activity value. A detector senses activity of a user. A processor reads sensed activity data from the detector. A display displays the unitless activity value. An enclosure houses the detector and the processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2006
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Perry Youngs
  • Publication number: 20090212941
    Abstract: A personal items network, comprising a plurality of items, each item having a wireless communications port for coupling in network with every other item, each item having a processor for determining if any other item in the network is no longer linked to the item, each item having an indicator for informing a user that an item has left the network, wherein a user may locate lost items. A method for locating lost personal items, comprising: linking at least two personal items together on a network; and depositing one or both of time and location information in an unlost item when one of the items is lost out of network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Burl W. Amsbury, Paul Jonjak, Adrian F. Larkin, Perry Youngs
  • Patent number: 7552031
    Abstract: A personal items network, including several items, each item having a wireless communications port for coupling in network with every other item is provided. Each item has a processor for determining if any other item in the network is no longer linked to the item, and an indicator for informing a user that an item has left the network, wherein a user may locate lost items. A method for locating lost personal items is also provided. The method includes linking at least two personal items together on a network, and depositing one or both of time and location information in an unlost item when one of the items is lost out of network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Burl W. Amsbury, Paul Jonjak, Adrian F. Larkin, Perry Youngs
  • Patent number: 7353136
    Abstract: A system for ordering drink refills, comprising a coaster body with a processor, a wireless transmitter and at least one button, the processor responding to user inputs to activate the wireless transmitter to transmit wireless signals indicative of a desired order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: PhatRat Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Perry Youngs, Adrian Larkin
  • Patent number: 7353137
    Abstract: A shoe-based weight measuring system, comprising: a shoe; one or more weight sensitive detectors constructed and arranged with the shoe to sense weight of a person wearing the shoe and walking or standing; a processor for processing signals from the detectors to determine a weight of the person; a remote receiver; and a communications port for wirelessly communicating the weight to the remote receiver. An on demand weight system, comprising a weight detector coupled with a shoe for sensing weight of a person on the detector, a processor processing information from the detector for determining applied weight, a personal data display, and a communications port for wirelessly relaying the applied weight to the data display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: PhatRat Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Burl W. Amsbury, Eric R. Edstrom, Robert Muir Holme, Paul Jonjak, Adrian F. Larkin, Perry Youngs
  • Publication number: 20080030330
    Abstract: A product integrity tracking shipping label includes a label body for attaching to a product to be shipped or to packaging containing the product. One or more movement monitoring configured with the label body detects a movement metric of the product. A microprocessor configured with the label body and in communication with the one or more movement monitoring devices time-tags the movement metric when the movement metric exceeds a pre-selected threshold. A product integrity tracking system includes a movement monitoring device with one or more sensors for attachment to a product or packaging containing the product. The movement monitoring device senses at least one movement event during handling of the product. A processor compares the movement event with a pre-selected event threshold, and time-tags and stores above-threshold movement events in a memory. Information in the memory is readable via an interrogation device during shipment or at product delivery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Inventors: Curtis Vock, Burl Amsbury, Eric Edstrom, Robert Holme, Paul Jonjak, Adrian Larkin, Perry Youngs
  • Publication number: 20070208542
    Abstract: The invention provides a smart sensor (10) in the form of an adhesive bandage (32). The sensor (12) sticks to people and objects and wirelessly communicates with remote receivers (24). Internal detectors (12) sense conditions associated with movement or the environment of the sensor. Typically, sensors of the invention communicate by an RF transmitter or transceiver (16). Groups of sensors may be combined within a common canister that imparts date and time information and “power on” when dispensed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Publication date: September 6, 2007
    Inventors: Curtis Vock, Burl Amsbury, Eric Edstrom, Robert Holme, Paul Jonjak, Adrian Larkin, Perry Youngs
  • Publication number: 20070177394
    Abstract: A flickering display system has: a display, a microprocessor, one or more light emitting diodes and digital memory, the memory storing one or more digital images of a lighted candle. Under control of the microprocessor, the digital images are displayed on the display and the diodes activate in a flame area of the candle such that, when viewed, the digital images and diodes appear like a real candle. Optionally the system includes an aroma generator that produces a scent similar to the scent produced when burning a scented candle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2007
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Inventors: Curtis Vock, Perry Youngs, Adrian Larkin
  • Publication number: 20070118328
    Abstract: A shoe-based weight measuring system, comprising: a shoe; one or more weight sensitive detectors constructed and arranged with the shoe to sense weight of a person wearing the shoe and walking or standing; a processor for processing signals from the detectors to determine a weight of the person; a remote receiver; and a communications port for wirelessly communicating the weight to the remote receiver. An on demand weight system, comprising a weight detector coupled with a shoe for sensing weight of a person on the detector, a processor processing information from the detector for determining applied weight, a personal data display, and a communications port for wirelessly relaying the applied weight to the data display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Publication date: May 24, 2007
    Inventors: Curtis Vock, Burl Amsbury, Eric Edstrom, Robert Holme, Paul Jonjak, Adrian Larkin, Perry Youngs
  • Publication number: 20070112542
    Abstract: A method for monitoring fractional weight supported by one foot of a person, comprising the steps of adhering a movement monitor device underneath the foot such that the device is compressed when weight is applied to the foot; generating wireless signals representative of a target fractional weight of a total weight of the person; remotely receiving the wireless signals as information of the fractional weight. A method of monitoring weight of a person, comprising the steps of arranging one or more weight sensitive detectors underneath a foot of the person; processing signals from the detectors to determine weight; and wirelessly communicating the weight to a remote receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Inventors: Curtis Vock, Burl Amsbury, Eric Edstrom, Robert Holme, Paul Jonjak, Adrian Larkin, Perry Youngs
  • Publication number: 20070110278
    Abstract: A mobile image capture system, a system comprising: a sensing unit for attaching to a vehicle, the sensing unit having a camera constructed and arranged to view a participant on the vehicle, the camera capturing at least one image; and processing electronics for storing data representing the captured at least one image or for relaying data representing the captured at least one image to a computer or a network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Inventors: Curtis Vock, Perry Youngs, Adrian Larkin
  • Publication number: 20070111753
    Abstract: A personal items network, comprising a plurality of items, each item having a wireless communications port for coupling in network with every other item, each item having a processor for determining if any other item in the network is no longer linked to the item, each item having an indicator for informing a user that an item has left the network, wherein a user may locate lost items. A method for locating lost personal items, comprising: linking at least two personal items together on a network; and depositing one or both of time and location information in an unlost item when one of the items is lost out of network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Inventors: Curtis Vock, Burl Amsbury, Paul Jonjak, Adrian Larkin, Perry Youngs
  • Patent number: 7174277
    Abstract: System determines integrity of a product through shipment and has: (a) plurality of identical smart sensors for direct attachment to different locations on the product and (b) interrogating device, the identical smart sensors monitoring like environmental condition of the product during shipment and wirelessly communicating data about the environmental condition to the interrogating device during or after shipment, the interrogating device communicating the environmental condition over a network, wherein the identical smart sensors comprise an accelerometer and the environmental condition comprises acceleration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: PhatRat Technology LLC
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Burl W. Amsbury, Paul Jonjak, Adrian F. Larkin, Perry Youngs
  • Patent number: 7171331
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for determining speed or distance traveled of moving persons by utilizing sensors selectively insertable within shoes. Shoe based systems employing sensors (e.g., accelerometers) are disclosed to determine and report (e.g., via a watch or MP3 player) speed and/or distance traveled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: PhatRat Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Burl W. Amsbury, Eric R. Edstrom, Robert Muir Holme, Paul Jonjak, Adrian F. Larkin, Perry Youngs
  • Publication number: 20060143645
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for determining speed or distance traveled of moving persons by utilizing sensors in shoes. Methods and systems are disclosed to determine and report weight of a person wearing a shoe via a sensor with the shoe. Shoe based systems employing sensors (e.g., accelerometers) are disclosed to determine and report (e.g., via a watch) speed and/or distance traveled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2006
    Publication date: June 29, 2006
    Inventors: Curtis Vock, Burl Amsbury, Eric Edstrom, Robert Holme, Paul Jonjak, Adrian Larkin, Perry Youngs
  • Publication number: 20060052983
    Abstract: A system for ordering drink refills, comprising a coaster body with a processor, a wireless transmitter and at least one button, the processor responding to user inputs to activate the wireless transmitter to transmit wireless signals indicative of a desired order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2005
    Publication date: March 9, 2006
    Inventors: Curtis Vock, Perry Youngs, Adrian Larkin
  • Publication number: 20050080566
    Abstract: The invention provides a smart sensor in the form of an adhesive bandage. The sensor may be used in many applications such as within sports, the shipping industry and medical and health industries. The sensor sticks to people and objects and wirelessly communicates with remote receivers. Internal detectors sense conditions associated with movement and/or the environment of the sensor. In one example, an accelerometer detects impact and drop distance of a package in transit; the sensor is either within a label or attached to a product within the package. The sensor may also prevent theft and assist in tracking package disposition so as to reduce lost packages. The sensors of the invention may also be used in fitness and health, such as to monitor body functions of heart rate and respiration; these sensors also may initiate immediate wireless warnings for improper functions so that persons may obtain immediate assistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2003
    Publication date: April 14, 2005
    Inventors: Curtis Vock, Burl Amsbury, Paul Jonjak, Adrian Larkin, Perry Youngs
  • Patent number: 6825777
    Abstract: The system of the invention is used in measuring sports metrics at an event or venue. The system includes “n” sensors, “m” repeaters, a base station and an operations terminal. One or more sensors attach to each athlete (and/or the athletes vehicle) at the event or venue to determine a sports metric, e.g., airtime, g's, drop distance, spin, rotation. The information about the sports metric is transmitted to one or more repeaters; and that information is relayed to the base station. The operations terminal provides a user interface, and may further interface with a judging station or TV to provide the sports metric, in near real-time, to judges, viewers and others at the event or venue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: PhatRat Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Adrian F. Larkin, Perry Youngs
  • Patent number: 6813586
    Abstract: A digital camera system is provided to measure a moving sportsman, for example to determine peak altitude, spin ratio and airtime. A wireless triangulation system is provided to track a moving sportsman to determine metrics such as peak altitude, rotation, drop distance and airtime. A stride-rate system is provided to determine stride-rate or assist in training for sports such as roller-blading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: PhatRat Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Perry Youngs, Adrian Larkin, Timothy Ryan