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Curtis A Vock, Dennis Darcy, Andrew Bodkin, Perry Youngs, Adrian F Larkin, Steven Finberg, Charles Marshall, Shawn Burke, Peter Flentov, Kevin J Grealish: Sport monitoring system for determining airtime, speed, power absorbed and other factors such as drop distance. PhatRat Technologies, Curtis A Vock, Lathrop & Gage L C, March 25, 2003: US06539336 (352 worldwide citation)

The invention detects the loft time, speed, power and/or drop distance of a vehicle, such as a sporting vehicle, during activities of moving and jumping. A loft sensor detects when the vehicle leaves the ground and when the vehicle returns to the ground. A controller subsystem converts the sensed in ...


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Curtis A Vock, Burl W Amsbury, Eric R Edstrom, Robert Muir Holme, Paul Jonjak, Adrian F Larkin, Perry Youngs: Shoes employing monitoring devices, and associated methods. PhatRat Technology, Lathrop & Gage LC, January 30, 2007: US07171331 (326 worldwide citation)

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 trave ...


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Curtis A Vock, Burl W Amsbury, Eric R Edstrom, Robert Muir Holme, Paul Jonjak, Adrian F Larkin, Perry Youngs: Movement and event systems and associated methods. Apple, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, December 1, 2009: US07627451 (152 worldwide citation)

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, sens ...


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Curtis A Vock, Burl W Amsbury, Paul Jonjak, Adrian F Larkin, Perry Youngs: Product integrity systems and associated methods. PhatRat Technology, Lathrop & Gage LC, February 6, 2007: US07174277 (135 worldwide citation)

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 ...


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Curtis A Vock, Adrian F Larkin, Perry Youngs: Sensor and event system, and associated methods. PhatRat Technology, Lathrop & Gage L C, November 30, 2004: US06825777 (81 worldwide citation)

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 ...


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Mark Wooster, Curtis A Vock, Perry Youngs, Adrian Larkin: Real time boxing sports meter and associated methods. PhatRat Technology, Curtis A Vock, Lathrop & Gage LC, August 26, 2003: US06611782 (61 worldwide citation)

A power sensing unit is incorporated into a boxing glove for use according to a method of quantifying impact forces in a boxing match in real time. Impact force data is transmitted from the boxing glove to a remote receiver. The force data is collated to assess the strike force generated by each box ...


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Curtis A Vock, Burl W Amsbury, Paul Jonjak, Adrian F Larkin, Perry Youngs: Personal items network, and associated methods. Apple, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, June 23, 2009: US07552031 (60 worldwide citation)

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 u ...


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Curtis A Vock, Perry Youngs, Adrian Larkin, Timothy Ryan: Event and sport performance methods and systems. PhatRat Technology, Lathrop & Gage L C, November 2, 2004: US06813586 (56 worldwide citation)

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 sy ...


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Curtis A Vock, Burl W Amsbury, Eric R Edstrom, Robert Muir Holme, Paul Jonjak, Adrian F Larkin, Perry Youngs: Shoe-based weight measuring system. PhatRat Technology, Lathrop & Gage, April 1, 2008: US07353137 (52 worldwide citation)

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 r ...


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Curtis A Vock, Perry Youngs, Adrian Larkin: Event and sport performance methods and systems. Nike, Banner & Witcoff, June 15, 2010: US07739076 (47 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus are disclosed for detecting and measuring performance characteristics and metrics of participants and vehicles. These performance characteristics and metrics include, but not are limited to, airtime, g-force, spin, rotation, drop distance, acceleration, and video and still imag ...