Patents by Inventor Robert M. Kalis

Robert M. Kalis 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: 10884416
    Abstract: A foot pedal device for controlling an electric steer trolling motor and navigating a marine vessel. The foot pedal allows proportional control of the vessel such that the operator's foot movement on the foot pedal is proportional to an action by the trolling motor. The foot pedal includes a platform that pivots upon a base, an angular position monitor, and a controller; the controller is communicatively coupled to the angular position monitor and is configured to receive an angular measurement from the magnetic angle sensor and generate at least one control signal for a trolling motor of a marine vessel at least partially based on the angular measurement from the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: John B. Whiteside, Robert M. Kalis, Albert F. Miller
  • Publication number: 20200333786
    Abstract: A control system for navigating a marine vessel employs at least a first motor and a second motor. The control system is configured to communicate with the first and second motors. The control system is configured to receive a position measurement and an orientation measurement for the marine vessel. The control system is further configured to generate at least one control signal for the first motor based on the position measurement and at least one control signal for the second motor based on the orientation measurement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Albert F. Miller, Robert M. Kalis, John B. Whiteside, Jarrod W. Seymour, Eric W. Heling
  • Patent number: 10739771
    Abstract: A control system for navigating a marine vessel employs at least a first motor and a second motor. The control system is configured to communicate with the first and second motors. The control system is configured to receive a position measurement and an orientation measurement for the marine vessel. The control system is further configured to generate at least one control signal for the first motor based on the position measurement and at least one control signal for the second motor based on the orientation measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Albert F. Miller, Robert M. Kalis, John B. Whiteside, Jarrod W. Seymour, Eric W. Heling
  • Publication number: 20190179318
    Abstract: A control system for navigating a marine vessel employs at least a first motor and a second motor. The control system is configured to communicate with the first and second motors. The control system is configured to receive a position measurement and an orientation measurement for the marine vessel. The control system is further configured to generate at least one control signal for the first motor based on the position measurement and at least one control signal for the second motor based on the orientation measurement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Albert F. Miller, Robert M. Kalis, John B. Whiteside
  • Publication number: 20190176950
    Abstract: A foot pedal device for controlling an electric steer trolling motor and navigating a marine vessel. The foot pedal allows proportional control of the vessel such that the operator's foot movement on the foot pedal is proportional to an action by the trolling motor. The foot pedal includes a platform that pivots upon a base, an angular position monitor, and a controller; the controller is communicatively coupled to the angular position monitor and is configured to receive an angular measurement from the magnetic angle sensor and generate at least one control signal for a trolling motor of a marine vessel at least partially based on the angular measurement from the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: John B. Whiteside, Robert M. Kalis, Albert F. Miller
  • Patent number: 9532474
    Abstract: A mounting system for removably mounting a portable electronic device to an object comprises a base, a mount, and a locking component. The base includes a central aperture and connects to an object on which the portable electronic device will be mounted. The mount includes a coupler and a device connector for connecting to the portable electronic device. The coupler includes a shaft that may be at least partially received within the central aperture of the base. The locking component is integrated with the base and is shiftable between a locked mode in which it retains the coupler in the base and an unlocked mode in which it allows the coupler to be released from the base. The locking component includes a ring with a detent, a catch that engages the detent, and a lever which can shift the locking component between the locked mode and the unlocked mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Kathryn M. Gutschenritter, David F. Lammers-Meis, Robert M. Kalis
  • Publication number: 20160212869
    Abstract: A mounting system for removably mounting a portable electronic device to an object comprises a base, a mount, and a locking component. The base includes a central aperture and connects to an object on which the portable electronic device will be mounted. The mount includes a coupler and a device connector for connecting to the portable electronic device. The coupler includes a shaft that may be at least partially received within the central aperture of the base. The locking component is integrated with the base and is shiftable between a locked mode in which it retains the coupler in the base and an unlocked mode in which it allows the coupler to be released from the base. The locking component includes a ring with a detent, a catch that engages the detent, and a lever which can shift the locking component between the locked mode and the unlocked mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Kathryn M. Gutschenritter, David F. Lammers-Meis, Robert M. Kalis
  • Patent number: 9311686
    Abstract: A fitness monitor having a unitary wristband configured to receive a module, such as an electronics module, is disclosed. In one or more implementations, the fitness monitor comprises a module, such as an electronics module, that includes a housing having a first thickness. The fitness monitor also comprises a unitary wristband configured to be worn about a wrist of a user. The unitary wristband includes a housing receiving structure configured to receive the housing of the module so that the combination of the housing receiving structure and the housing has a second thickness, where the second thickness is at least substantially equal to the first thickness. In embodiments, the housing of the monitor may further have a first width, and the combination of the housing receiving structure and the housing may have a second width, where the second width is at least substantially equal to the first width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Adam W. Roush, Robert M. Kalis
  • Publication number: 20150105221
    Abstract: A fitness monitor having a unitary wristband configured to receive a module, such as an electronics module, is disclosed. In one or more implementations, the fitness monitor comprises a module, such as an electronics module, that includes a housing having a first thickness. The fitness monitor also comprises a unitary wristband configured to be worn about a wrist of a user. The unitary wristband includes a housing receiving structure configured to receive the housing of the module so that the combination of the housing receiving structure and the housing has a second thickness, where the second thickness is at least substantially equal to the first thickness. In embodiments, the housing of the monitor may further have a first width, and the combination of the housing receiving structure and the housing may have a second width, where the second width is at least substantially equal to the first width.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Adam W. Roush, Robert M. Kalis
  • Patent number: 8481190
    Abstract: A battery cover for an electronic device including a battery receptacle. The battery cover generally comprises a base and a cover mating element. The base is operable to couple with a portion of the electronic device and at least partially cover the battery receptacle. The cover mating element is operable to couple with the base and interchangeably mate with a reciprocal mating element associated with a mount to couple the electronic device to the mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Robert M. Kalis, Jason D. Bridges, David F. Lammers-Meis
  • Publication number: 20120231312
    Abstract: A battery cover for an electronic device including a battery receptacle. The battery cover generally comprises a base and a cover mating element. The base is operable to couple with a portion of the electronic device and at least partially cover the battery receptacle. The cover mating element is operable to couple with the base and interchangeably mate with a reciprocal mating element associated with a mount to couple the electronic device to the mount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: GARMIN SWITZERLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Robert M. Kalis, Jason D. Bridges, David F. Lammers-Meis
  • Patent number: D693705
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Warren R. Stevens, Juhee Lee, Derrick D. Lenz, Robert M. Kalis, John R. Tines
  • Patent number: D702138
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Mark B. Emge, Gregory M. Groener, John J. Stutz, Jeffrey A. Shank, Robert M. Kalis
  • Patent number: D702139
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Mark B. Emge, Gregory M. Groener, John J. Stutz, Shawn R. Harvill, Robert M. Kalis
  • Patent number: D703072
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Mark B. Emge, Gregory M. Groener, John J. Stutz, Brian M. Sandefur, Robert M. Kalis
  • Patent number: D715668
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Adam W. Roush, Robert M. Kalis, Warren R. Stevens, Byron A. Marshall
  • Patent number: D718647
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Adam W. Roush, Robert M. Kalis, Warren R. Stevens, Byron A. Marshall
  • Patent number: D797680
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Robert M. Kalis, Jesse R. Simpson, Joe Ryan Dejmal, Russell F. Mansfield, III
  • Patent number: D904919
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventors: Michael J. Barczak, Robert M. Kalis, Todd P. Register, Robert S. Lillquist, Christopher G. Perra
  • Patent number: D905757
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventors: Gary J. Domke, Mark B. Emge, Robert M. Kalis, Darren S. Mullin, Robert S. Lillquist