US 9,813,678 B2
Dive computer incorporating stored dive site information
Robert R. Hollis, San Leandro, CA (US)
Assigned to Pelagic Pressure Systems Corp., San Leandro, CA (US)
Filed by Pelagic Pressure Systems Corp., San Leandro, CA (US)
Filed on Mar. 3, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/636,520.
Application 14/636,520 is a continuation of application No. 12/108,294, filed on Apr. 23, 2008, granted, now 9,043,128.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/913,503, filed on Apr. 23, 2007.
Prior Publication US 2015/0181176 A1, Jun. 25, 2015
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04N 7/28 (2006.01); B63C 11/32 (2006.01); G01C 13/00 (2006.01); G01C 17/00 (2006.01); G01J 1/44 (2006.01); G01L 7/00 (2006.01); G01P 15/02 (2013.01); G08B 21/08 (2006.01); B63C 11/02 (2006.01); H04N 7/18 (2006.01); G01C 21/20 (2006.01)
CPC H04N 7/185 (2013.01) [B63C 11/32 (2013.01); G01C 13/008 (2013.01); G01C 17/00 (2013.01); G01C 21/20 (2013.01); G01J 1/44 (2013.01); G01L 7/00 (2013.01); G01P 15/02 (2013.01); G08B 21/088 (2013.01); B63C 2011/021 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A dive computer, comprising:
a processor;
memory connected to the processor and configured to store factual information concerning a dive site, where the factual information comprises at least one location and an additional piece of information describing the at least one location;
a pressure transducer connected to the processor and configured to measure depth;
a communications port connected to the processor; and
a display connected to the processor;
wherein the processor is directed to:
obtain location information, where the obtained location information is based on the location of the dive computer within the dive site;
retrieve factual information from the memory based upon the obtained location information;
generate a graphical user interface displaying at least a portion of the factual information concerning the dive site and provide links to additional data relevant to locations indicated via the display, where at least one link is a reference to information stored using the memory;
display a prompt based on the at least one location and a portion of the factual information, where the prompt requests confirmation of the location of a portion of the factual information based on the at least one location and the obtained location information; and
estimate the location of the dive computer in response to the confirmation of the location via the displayed prompt based on the obtained location information and the location of the confirmed portion of the factual information;
wherein the communications port transmits data selected from the group consisting of the factual information, the location information, and the estimated diver location data.