Patents by Inventor William T. Wilkinson

Application number: 20130237377
Abstract: The present invention provides an improved universal, multidirectional exerciser for exercising hand, wrist and forearm in multiple planes of motion with adjustable resistance. The invention also provides a method of exercising wrists, hands and forearms by holding the handle in one hand and the knob/grip member in the other hand, and repetitively twisting the handle and knob/grip member in opposite directions. A detachable grip member is mounted over the knob and the detachable grip member further comprises a gyro ring and a squeeze grip strengthener.
Type: Application
Filed: April 17, 2012
Issued: September 12, 2013
Inventors: William T. WILKINSON, Juan Fernandez
Patent number: 8403818
Abstract: The present invention provides for an improved exercise resistance system to conduct numerous total body exercises. An adjustable elastic resistance cord or flat band may be combined with weights, or each type of resistance may be used alone, in order to vary the means of creating resistance during exercise. The length of the elastic resistance cord or flat band may be adjusted by means of a slip free, length quick adjustment device. The elastic resistance cord or flat band may be passed through the length quick adjustment device which may be secured at various points along the length of the elastic resistance cord or flat band, to change its effective usable length and thus change the level of strength, and range of motion. The length quick adjustment device may be secured by pulling an elastic resistance cord or flat band in one direction, and released by pulling the elastic resistance cord or flat band in the opposite direction.
Type: Grant
Filed: September 11, 2010
Issued: March 26, 2013
Inventors: William T. Wilkinson, Robert Kennedy, Paul McGrath, Juan Fernandez
Application number: 20120201978
Abstract: The present invention provides a universal connectable collectable comprising two or more structures that are connectable to each other by the use of a universal connector. With a universal connector, the connectable collectable one can create an infinite number of structures by connecting various structures together. Since the universal connector can be provided on each structure, one can not only chose the two or more structures to connect but the structures can be connected at various places on each structure.
Type: Application
Filed: January 4, 2012
Issued: August 9, 2012
Inventor: William T. WILKINSON
Patent number: 8157709
Abstract: The present invention provides a multidirectional exerciser for hand, wrist and forearm comprising a handle having an axial opening through which a bolt extends. A spring means is around one end of the bolt disposed against an adjustment ring. A resistance knob is mounted on the adjustment ring. A pressure plate is mounted at the opposite end of the handle between the handle and the head of the bolt. At least one clutch disc is disposed against the pressure plate. A knob is mounted around the pressure plate and clutch disc, mounted for relative rotational movement with respect to the handle. The wrists and hands are exercised by holding the handle in one hand and the knob/grip member in the other hand, and repetitively twisting the handle and knob/grip member in opposite directions. A detachable grip member is mounted over said knob and the detachable grip member further comprises a gyro ring and a squeeze grip strengthener.
Type: Grant
Filed: April 17, 2009
Issued: April 17, 2012
Inventors: William T. Wilkinson, Juan Fernandez
Patent number: 8075453
Abstract: An exercise apparatus comprising a lower body exercise machine, at least one upper body exercise module positioned for engagement by a user of the machine, each module adapted to provide resistance to the user's full natural arm swing. Each module comprises an elongated connector, a user engagement connected to one end of the elongated connector for engaging or being engaged by a body appendage of a user, and a resistance mechanism for resisting a tensile force applied to the end of the elongated connector. The lower body exercise machine includes an exercise bicycle adapted for use with the upper body exercise module. The resistance mechanism includes a reel through which the elongated connector is wound and the reel containing a means of providing resistance against the action of the user.
Type: Grant
Filed: August 13, 2010
Issued: December 13, 2011
Inventor: William T. Wilkinson
Patent number: 8015982
Abstract: A toothbrush and flossing system comprising a toothbrush having bristles, a handle, and a removable floss cartridge/container. The handle may comprise a cavity for receiving the floss cartridge; the floss container may comprise all or a portion of the handle; or the floss container may slip externally over the toothbrush handle. The floss cartridge may comprise a housing having a closed end and an open end, with a cap adapted to seal the open end and to protrude from the housing and the cavity with a recessed cutter separated from a floss exit opening in the cap. The cap may have a decorative design, such as in the form of a human, animal, cartoon character, or the like. In another embodiment, an ornamental enclosure is provided that attaches to the handle. Toothbrush embodiments for receiving the floss cartridge and floss cartridge embodiments for use with such toothbrushes are also claimed.
Type: Grant
Filed: October 26, 2004
Issued: September 13, 2011
Inventor: William T. Wilkinson
Application number: 20110140325
Abstract: An energy transmission control mount comprises a carrier having a first major surface, an opposite second major surface and an aperture provided therein. Channels are provided adjacent opposite ends of the first surface. Vibration dampening material is provided on the carrier. The vibration dampening material substantially lines the channels and the aperture and extends over at least a portion of the second surface.
Type: Application
Filed: February 24, 2011
Issued: June 16, 2011
Inventors: Paul C. Downey, William T. Wilkinson
Patent number: 7895803
Abstract: An energy transmission control mount comprises a carrier having a first major surface, an opposite second major surface and an aperture provided therein. Channels are provided adjacent opposite ends of the first surface. Vibration dampening material is provided on the carrier. The vibration dampening material substantially lines the channels and the aperture and extends over at least a portion of the second surface.
Type: Grant
Filed: July 19, 2006
Issued: March 1, 2011
Inventors: Paul C. Downey, William T. Wilkinson
Application number: 20100267523
Abstract: The present invention provides a multidirectional exerciser for hand, wrist and forearm comprising a handle having an axial opening through which a bolt extends. A spring means is around one end of the bolt disposed against an adjustment ring. A resistance knob is mounted on the adjustment ring. A pressure plate is mounted at the opposite end of the handle between the handle and the head of the bolt. At least one clutch disc is disposed against the pressure plate. A knob is mounted around the pressure plate and clutch disc, mounted for relative rotational movement with respect to the handle. The wrists and hands are exercised by holding the handle in one hand and the knob/grip member in the other hand, and repetitively twisting the handle and knob/grip member in opposite directions. A detachable grip member is mounted over said knob and the detachable grip member further comprises a gyro ring and a squeeze grip strengthener.
Type: Application
Filed: April 17, 2009
Issued: October 21, 2010
Inventors: William T. Wilkinson, Juan Fernandez
Patent number: 7775936
Abstract: An exercise apparatus comprising a lower body exercise machine, at least one upper body exercise module positioned for engagement by a user of the machine, each module adapted to provide resistance to the user's full natural arm swing. Each module comprises an elongated connector, a user engagement connected to one end of the elongated connector for engaging or being engaged by a body appendage of a user, and a resistance mechanism for resisting a tensile force applied to the end of the elongated connector. The apparatus comprises a mechanism for adjusting the incline of the user platform of the lower body exercise machine and/or a mechanism for adjusting an attached railing between a close position suitable for gripping by the user and a far position sufficiently distant from the close position to prevent interference with the full natural arm swing of the user.
Type: Grant
Filed: January 20, 2005
Issued: August 17, 2010
Inventor: William T. Wilkinson
Application number: 20080017780
Abstract: An energy transmission control mount comprises a carrier having a first major surface, an opposite second major surface and an aperture provided therein. Channels are provided adjacent opposite ends of the first surface. Vibration dampening material is provided on the carrier. The vibration dampening material substantially lines the channels and the aperture and extends over at least a portion of the second surface.
Type: Application
Filed: July 19, 2006
Issued: January 24, 2008
Inventors: Paul C. Downey, William T. Wilkinson
Patent number: 6877252
Abstract: A shoe having a rubberized sole, a heel section having a heel support, an at least partially covered toe section, and a generally open midsection extending from approximately the wearer's toe/instep joint to the front of the wearer's ankle. In some embodiments, the shoe may comprise waterproof materials or water resistant materials. The midsection may comprise a side rail that rises above the sole between the toe section and the heel section. The shoe may further comprise a strap anchored to one side of the shoe and adapted to wrap around the wearer's foot to a securing member on the other side of the shoe to secure the wearer's foot in the shoe.
Type: Grant
Filed: April 18, 2002
Issued: April 12, 2005
Inventor: William T. Wilkinson
Application number: 20040204294
Abstract: Exercise apparatus for exercising the upper body simultaneously with lower body exercise, comprising a lower body exercise machine and at least one upper body exercise module positioned for use in conjunction with the lower body exercise machine. The upper body exercise module comprises an elongated connector having first and second ends; a user engagement connected to the elongated connector first end for engaging or being engaged by a body appendage of a user; and a resistance mechanism for resisting a force applied to the first end of the elongated connector. Each upper body exercise module is adapted to provide resistance to a full, natural arm swing of at least one arm of the user. Various types of lower body exercise machines, resistance devices, user engagements, relationships between the upper body exercise module and the lower body exercise machine, and exercise methods using the apparatus are disclosed.
Type: Application
Filed: July 1, 2003
Issued: October 14, 2004
Inventors: William T Wilkinson, Paul Michael Theisen, Micah Tobias Somers
Application number: 20040107479
Abstract: An exercise garment is in the form of pants having a high waist area which can be worn without the need for suspenders although suspenders can be optionally attached. Other forms of exercise garments include structure for specifically exercising the muscles in the abdominal region. The structure can include an abdominal panel made of resistance material arranged in the form of adjacent blocks.
Type: Application
Filed: October 3, 2003
Issued: June 10, 2004
Inventors: Timothy P. Dicker, William T. Wilkinson
Application number: 20040053755
Abstract: A wearable upper body exercise device for providing resistance to the natural forward arm swinging motion. The device comprises a wearable structure having one or more resistance units each attached to one end of a cord having an engagement interface attached at the other end of the cord. Each resistance unit provides resistance to pulling of the cord away from it. Each cord is engaged by a cord guide located in back of the user, below waist level, and, optionally, outward relative to the spine of the user. Each cord guide is connected to a cord-positioning structure, each comprising a shaft extending rearward and downward from the point of attachment to the wearable structure. One of the engagement interface or the resistance unit engages an arm or hand of the user, and the other engages the mounting unit.
Type: Application
Filed: July 3, 2003
Issued: March 18, 2004
Inventor: William T. Wilkinson
Application number: 20040043873
Abstract: Exercise apparatus for exercising the upper body simultaneously with lower body exercise, comprising a lower body exercise machine and at least one upper body exercise module positioned for use in conjunction with the lower body exercise machine. The upper body exercise module comprises an elongated connector having first and second ends; a user engagement connected to the elongated connector first end for engaging or being engaged by a body appendage of a user; and a resistance mechanism for resisting a force applied to the first end of the elongated connector. Each upper body exercise module is adapted to provide resistance to a full, natural arm swing of at least one arm of the user. Various types of lower body exercise machines, resistance devices, user engagements, relationships between the upper body exercise module and the lower body exercise machine, and exercise methods using the apparatus are disclosed.
Type: Application
Filed: July 1, 2003
Issued: March 4, 2004
Inventors: William T. Wilkinson, Paul Michael Theisen, Micah Tobias Somers
Patent number: 6547104
Abstract: A combined toothpaste dispenser and oral hygiene assembly includes a toothpaste dispenser which is preferably a rigid pump. A holder is mounted to the outer component of the pump for detachably housing at least one oral hygiene or personal care tool. Such tool may be a dental floss dispenser and/or toothbrushes. Preferably, a cover is mounted over the top of the dispenser to provide sanitary protection for the dispenser and the personal care tools and to function as a cup as well as enhancing the aesthetic appearance of the assembly.
Type: Grant
Filed: August 24, 2000
Issued: April 15, 2003
Inventor: William T. Wilkinson
Application number: 20020166257
Abstract: A shoe having a rubberized sole, a heel section having a heel support, an at least partially covered toe section, and a generally open midsection extending from approximately the wearer's toe/instep joint to the front of the wearer's ankle. In some embodiments, the shoe may comprise waterproof materials or water resistant materials. The midsection may comprise a side rail that rises above the sole between the toe section and the heel section. The shoe may further comprise a strap anchored to one side of the shoe and adapted to wrap around the wearer's foot to a securing member on the other side of the shoe to secure the wearer's foot in the shoe.
Type: Application
Filed: April 18, 2002
Issued: November 14, 2002
Inventor: William T. Wilkinson
Application number: 20020164921
Abstract: A jumping toy comprising a projectile comprising a cushioned head, a propulsion mechanism, a base, and, in some embodiments, a releasable catch mechanism that prevents the propulsion mechanism from activating until the catch mechanism is released. In various embodiments, the propulsion mechanism may comprise a spring with the cushioned head attached to the spring; the base may comprise a launching tube into which the spring is compressed; the toy may comprise an article with a spring mounted in an inner compartment; or the toy may comprise a launching apparatus comprising a projectile interface and a base, wherein movement of the projectile interface relative to the base creates stored energy that is subsequently converted to kinetic energy and transferred to the projectile.
Type: Application
Filed: March 13, 2002
Issued: November 7, 2002
Inventors: William T. Wilkinson, Phil Bart
Patent number: D682374
Type: Grant
Filed: December 12, 2011
Issued: May 14, 2013
Inventor: William T. Wilkinson