Patents by Inventor William G. Near

William G. Near 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: 20210319337
    Abstract: A Sports Detection System including Sports Detection Device having an artificial intelligence (AI) recognition embedded therein and configured to run an Action Detection Model (ADM) that identifies and stores one or more individual sports actions on the Sports Detection Device for later offloading onto a secondary computing device. Methods for training and improving the ADM include tagging time-aligned portions of sensed and video data to be confirmed by profilers where the feedback can be run through a supervised learning algorithm to generate or update an ADM. The process of identifying and tagging identified portions of time-aligned data can be aided by integrating data mining and pattern recognition techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: Helios Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: William G. Near, Jason W. Evans
  • Publication number: 20210172463
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for improving the performance, response, and durability of an electro-hydraulic active suspension system. The noise caused by hydraulic flow ripple is reduced and system response is improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: ClearMotion, Inc.
    Inventors: Clive Tucker, Johannes Schneider, John Giarratana, William G. Near, Colin Patrick O'Shea, Tyson David Sawyer, Richard Anthony Zuckerman, Zackary Martin Anderson, Marco Giovanardi, Jack A. Ekchian
  • Patent number: 11021033
    Abstract: A method of on-demand energy delivery to an active suspension system comprising an actuator body, hydraulic pump, electric motor, plurality of sensors, energy storage facility, and controller is provided. The method comprises disposing an active suspension system in a vehicle between a wheel mount and a vehicle body, detecting a wheel event requiring control of the active suspension; and sourcing energy from the energy storage facility and delivering it to the electric motor in response to the wheel event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: ClearMotion, Inc.
    Inventors: Zackary Martin Anderson, Shakeel Avadhany, Matthew D. Cole, Robert Driscoll, John Giarratana, Marco Giovanardi, Vladimir Gorelik, Jonathan R. Leehey, William G. Near, Patrick W. Neil, Colin Patrick O'Shea, Tyson David Sawyer, Johannes Schneider, Clive Tucker, Ross J. Wendell, Richard Anthony Zuckerman
  • Publication number: 20210146193
    Abstract: An intelligent sports equipment system and method for processing data as a result of different types of events associated with a puck or ball and generally another piece of sports equipment. The information associated with each type of event can include associating player information with the processed data. In one example a smart hockey puck has embedded electronics for sensing motion across a plurality of axes, a hockey stick has an associated RFID tag that can be read by the smart hockey puck, which can transmit information to a computing device for displaying processed data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Helios Hockey, Inc.
    Inventor: William G. Near
  • Patent number: 10874902
    Abstract: An intelligent sports equipment system and method for processing data as a result of different types of events associated with a puck or ball and generally another piece of sports equipment. The information associated with each type of event can include associating player information with the processed data. In one example a smart hockey puck has embedded electronics for sensing motion across a plurality of axes, a hockey stick has an associated RFID tag that can be read by the smart hockey puck, which can transmit information to a computing device for displaying processed data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Helios Hockey, Inc.
    Inventor: William G. Near
  • Publication number: 20200398111
    Abstract: An intelligent sports equipment system and method for processing data as a result of different types of events associated with a puck or ball and generally another piece of sports equipment. The information associated with each type of event can include associating player information with the processed data. In one example a smart hockey puck has embedded electronics for sensing motion across a plurality of axes, a hockey stick has an associated RFID tag that can be read by the smart hockey puck, which can transmit information to a computing device for displaying processed data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: Helios Hockey, Inc.
    Inventor: William G. Near
  • Patent number: 10851816
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for improving the performance, response, and durability of an electro-hydraulic active suspension system. The noise caused by hydraulic flow ripple is reduced and system response is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: ClearMotion, Inc.
    Inventors: Clive Tucker, Johannes Schneider, John Giarratana, William G. Near, Colin Patrick O'Shea, Tyson David Sawyer, Richard Anthony Zuckerman, Zackary Martin Anderson, Marco Giovanardi, Jack A. Ekchian
  • Publication number: 20190001782
    Abstract: A method of on-demand energy delivery to an active suspension system comprising an actuator body, hydraulic pump, electric motor, plurality of sensors, energy storage facility, and controller is provided. The method comprises disposing an active suspension system in a vehicle between a wheel mount and a vehicle body, detecting a wheel event requiring control of the active suspension; and sourcing energy from the energy storage facility and delivering it to the electric motor in response to the wheel event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: ClearMotion, Inc.
    Inventors: Zackary Martin Anderson, Shakeel Avadhany, Matthew D. Cole, Robert Driscoll, John Giarratana, Marco Giovanardi, Vladimir Gorelik, Jonathan R. Leehey, William G. Near, Patrick W. Neil, Colin Patrick O'Shea, Tyson David Sawyer, Johannes Schneider, Clive Tucker, Ross J. Wendell, Richard Anthony Zuckerman
  • Patent number: 10040330
    Abstract: A method of on-demand energy delivery to an active suspension system comprising an actuator body, hydraulic pump, electric motor, plurality of sensors, energy storage facility, and controller is provided. The method comprises disposing an active suspension system in a vehicle between a wheel mount and a vehicle body, detecting a wheel event requiring control of the active suspension; and sourcing energy from the energy storage facility and delivering it to the electric motor in response to the wheel event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: ClearMotion, Inc.
    Inventors: Zackary Martin Anderson, Shakeel Avadhany, Matthew D. Cole, Robert Driscoll, John Giarratana, Marco Giovanardi, Vladimir Gorelik, Jonathan R. Leehey, William G. Near, Patrick W. Neil, Colin Patrick O'Shea, Tyson David Sawyer, Johannes Schneider, Clive Tucker, Ross J. Wendell, Richard Anthony Zuckerman
  • Publication number: 20180134106
    Abstract: A method of on-demand energy delivery to an active suspension system comprising an actuator body, hydraulic pump, electric motor, plurality of sensors, energy storage facility, and controller is provided. The method comprises disposing an active suspension system in a vehicle between a wheel mount and a vehicle body, detecting a wheel event requiring control of the active suspension; and sourcing energy from the energy storage facility and delivering it to the electric motor in response to the wheel event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: ClearMotion, Inc.
    Inventors: Zackary Martin Anderson, Shakeel Avadhany, Matthew D. Cole, Robert Driscoll, John Giarratana, Marco Giovanardi, Vladimir Gorelik, Jonathan R. Leehey, William G. Near, Patrick W. Neil, Colin Patrick O'Shea, Tyson David Sawyer, Johannes Schneider, Clive Tucker, Ross J. Wendell, Richard Anthony Zuckerman
  • Patent number: 9702349
    Abstract: A method of on-demand energy delivery to an active suspension system comprising an actuator body, hydraulic pump, electric motor, plurality of sensors, energy storage facility, and controller is provided. The method comprises disposing an active suspension system in a vehicle between a wheel mount and a vehicle body, detecting a wheel event requiring control of the active suspension; and sourcing energy from the energy storage facility and delivering it to the electric motor in response to the wheel event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: ClearMotion, Inc.
    Inventors: Zackary Martin Anderson, Shakeel Avadhany, Matthew D. Cole, Robert Driscoll, John Giarratana, Marco Giovanardi, Vladimir Gorelik, Jonathan R. Leehey, William G. Near, Patrick W. Neil, Colin Patrick O'Shea, Tyson David Sawyer, Johannes Schneider, Clive Tucker, Ross J. Wendell, Richard Anthony Zuckerman
  • Patent number: 9694639
    Abstract: A distributed active suspension control system is provided. The control system is based on a distributed, processor-based controller that is coupled to an electronic suspension actuator. The controller processes sensor data at the distributed node, making processing decisions for the wheel actuator it is associated with. Concurrently, multiple distributed controllers on a common network communicate such that vehicle-level control (such as roll mitigation) may be achieved. Local processing at the distributed controller has the advantage of reducing latency and response time to localized sensing and events, while also reducing the processing load and cost requirements of a central node. The topology of the distributed active suspension controller contained herein has been designed to respond to fault modes with fault-safe mechanisms that prevent node-level failure from propagating to system-level fault. Systems, algorithms, and methods for accomplishing this distributed and fault-safe processing are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: ClearMotion, Inc.
    Inventors: William G. Near, Vladimir Gorelik, Jonathan R. Leehey, Marco Giovanardi, Matthew D. Cole
  • Publication number: 20170182859
    Abstract: A method of on-demand energy delivery to an active suspension system comprising an actuator body, hydraulic pump, electric motor, plurality of sensors, energy storage facility, and controller is provided. The method comprises disposing an active suspension system in a vehicle between a wheel mount and a vehicle body, detecting a wheel event requiring control of the active suspension; and sourcing energy from the energy storage facility and delivering it to the electric motor in response to the wheel event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: ClearMotion, Inc.
    Inventors: Zackary Martin Anderson, Shakeel Avadhany, Matthew D. Cole, Robert Driscoll, John Giarratana, Marco Giovanardi, Vladimir Gorelik, Jonathan R. Leehey, William G. Near, Patrick W. Neil, Colin Patrick O'Shea, Tyson David Sawyer, Johannes Schneider, Clive Tucker, Ross J. Wendell, Richard Anthony Zuckerman
  • Publication number: 20150224845
    Abstract: A method of on-demand energy delivery to an active suspension system comprising an actuator body, hydraulic pump, electric motor, plurality of sensors, energy storage facility, and controller is provided. The method comprises disposing an active suspension system in a vehicle between a wheel mount and a vehicle body, detecting a wheel event requiring control of the active suspension; and sourcing energy from the energy storage facility and delivering it to the electric motor in response to the wheel event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Applicant: Levant Power Corporation
    Inventors: Zackary Martin Anderson, Shakeel Avadhany, Matthew D. Cole, Robert Driscoll, John Giarratana, Marco Giovanardi, Vladimir Gorelik, Jonathan R. Leehey, William G. Near, Patrick W. Neil, Colin Patrick O'Shea, Tyson David Sawyer, Johannes Schneider, Clive Tucker, Ross J. Wendell, Richard Anthony Zukerman
  • Publication number: 20140297117
    Abstract: A distributed active suspension control system is provided. The control system is based on a distributed, processor-based controller that is coupled to an electronic suspension actuator. The controller processes sensor data at the distributed node, making processing decisions for the wheel actuator it is associated with. Concurrently, multiple distributed controllers on a common network communicate such that vehicle-level control (such as roll mitigation) may be achieved. Local processing at the distributed controller has the advantage of reducing latency and response time to localized sensing and events, while also reducing the processing load and cost requirements of a central node. The topology of the distributed active suspension controller contained herein has been designed to respond to fault modes with fault-safe mechanisms that prevent node-level failure from propagating to system-level fault. Systems, algorithms, and methods for accomplishing this distributed and fault-safe processing are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Levant Power Corporation
    Inventors: William G. Near, Vladimir Gorelik, Jonathan R. Leehey, Marco Giovanardi, Matthew D. Cole
  • Publication number: 20140265559
    Abstract: A vehicle electrical system can include a high-power electrical bus that is controlled independently of an electrical bus connected to the vehicle battery. The high-power electrical bus may be supplied at least partially by a power converter (e.g., a DC/DC converter) that draws power from the vehicle battery, and which can at least partially decouple the high-power electrical bus from the vehicle battery. High-power electrical loads, such as an active suspension system, for example, may be powered by the high-power electrical bus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Jonathan R. Leehey, Vladimir Gorelik, Zackary M. Anderson, William G. Near