Patent Number: 6,297,766

Title: Portable weather indicating device and method

Abstract: A portable weather indicating device includes a housing with a display that can be carried by a user during hiking, biking, or other activities. A communication link and microprocessor are located in the housing for receiving and processing weather data. A global locating device, such as a global positioning system (GPS) receiver, inputs a user's location into the microprocessor. The display receives data from the microprocessor that is representative of at least one graphical weather image. The graphical weather image indicates the location input from the global locating device and the weather data. The graphical weather image includes an area encompassing the user's location and a location marker representative of the user's location within that area. A system for displaying weather data includes the portable weather indicating device and one or more base stations positioned at different locations. The base stations receive weather data from various sources and send the information to the portable device. A method of displaying weather data is also disclosed.

Inventors: Koeller; Paul Douglas (Rochester, MN)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G01W 1/10 (20060101); G01S 7/00 (20060101); G01S 7/04 (20060101); G01S 013/95 (); H04B 007/185 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018