Patents Assigned to Eastwest International (Taiwan) Enterprises
  • Patent number: 10272636
    Abstract: An improved method of manufacturing an equine protective covering includes applying a stamp comprising a profiled shape with a predetermined temperature and pressure to the interior side of the cushion assembly such that concurrently: the first synthetic fabric layer and the second neoprene layer are permanently bonded; the second neoprene layer is plastically deformed such that the profiled shape of the stamp is permanently transferred to the second neoprene layer; and the plastic deformation of the second neoprene layer is such that the perforations remain open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: EASTWEST INTERNATIONAL (TAIWAN) ENTERPRISES
    Inventor: Chang Hsi-Chang
  • Publication number: 20120266575
    Abstract: A handy spur structure related to a continuation-in-part application of U.S. patent application Ser. No. 12/7261860 includes: a spur main body, which is a curved rigid body adapted to a configuration of a heel section of a rider's shoe/boot, the spur main body having at least one post outward protruding from a middle section of the spur main body; and a soft and elastic lining member disposed on a portion of an inner circumference of the spur main body that is closer to a lower edge thereof. Multiple recessed/raised anti-slip stripes are formed on a surface of the lining member. The junction face between the spur main body and the lining member is more approximately orthogonal to the direction of the action force when treading on a horse's belly, whereby the possibility of peeling of the lining member from the spur main body along the junction face is minimized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: EASTWEST INTERNATIONAL (TAIWAN) ENTERPRISES
    Inventor: HSI-CHANG CHANG
  • Patent number: 8240671
    Abstract: A roping practice apparatus for realistically simulating motion of the head of an animal to train a roper in roping skill. The roping practice apparatus includes: a steering unit drivable and rotatable by a power source; a transmission section rotatable in response to the rotation of the steering unit, the transmission section having a first end mounted on the steering unit and a second end; a universal actuator to which the second end of the transmission section is pivotally connected; and a driven section mounted on the universal actuator and rotatable in response to the rotation of the transmission section. A head model is connected with the driven section and drivable by the driven section to swing back and forth and left and right within a range of 360°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Eastwest International (Taiwan) Enterprises
    Inventor: Hsi-Chang Chang
  • Publication number: 20110225937
    Abstract: A handy spur structure including: a spur main body, which is a curved rigid body adapted to a configuration of a heel section of a rider's shoe/boot, the spur main body having two end sections each of which is formed with at least one strap slot, a strap being passable through the strap slots of the spur main body and fastened around an instep of the shoe/boot to secure the spur main body to the shoe/boot, the spur main body having at least one post outward protruding from a middle section of the spur main body; and a soft and elastic lining member disposed on an inner circumference of the spur main body. Multiple recessed/raised anti-slip stripes are formed on a surface of the lining member for keeping the spur structure from slipping on the shoe/boot and avoiding abrasion thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: EASTWEST INTERNATIONAL (TAIWAN) ENTERPRISES
    Inventor: HSI-CHANG CHANG
  • Publication number: 20110221135
    Abstract: A roping practice apparatus for realistically simulating motion of the head of an animal to train a roper in roping skill. The roping practice apparatus includes: a steering unit drivable and rotatable by a power source; a transmission section rotatable in response to the rotation of the steering unit, the transmission section having a first end mounted on the steering unit and a second end; a universal actuator to which the second end of the transmission section is pivotally connected; and a driven section mounted on the universal actuator and rotatable in response to the rotation of the transmission section. A head model is connected with the driven section and drivable by the driven section to swing back and forth and left and right within a range of 360°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: EASTWEST INTERNATIONAL (TAIWAN) ENTERPRISES
    Inventor: HSI-CHANG CHANG
  • Patent number: 7278252
    Abstract: A stirrup includes a footrest as well as a hanger for suspending the stirrup from a saddle. A shock absorber is provided for the footrest and has protrusions which impart a nonslip character to the shock absorber. The protrusions have respective ends which face away from the shock absorber, and each of these ends is provided with a depression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: Eastwest International (Taiwan) Enterprises
    Inventor: Chia Wei Chang
  • Publication number: 20070006554
    Abstract: A stirrup includes a footrest as well as a hanger for suspending the stirrup from a saddle. A shock absorber is provided for the footrest and has protrusions which impart a nonslip character to the shock absorber. The protrusions have respective ends which face away from the shock absorber, and each of these ends is provided with a depression.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Publication date: January 11, 2007
    Applicant: Eastwest International (Taiwan) Enterprises
    Inventor: Chia Wei Chang
  • Patent number: 7114315
    Abstract: A stirrup includes a footrest as well as a hanger for suspending the stirrup from a saddle. A shock absorber is provided for the footrest and has protrusions which impart a nonslip character to the shock absorber. The protrusions have respective ends which face away from the shock absorber, and each of these ends is formed with a concavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Eastwest International (Taiwan) Enterprises
    Inventor: Chia Wei Chang
  • Patent number: 7080497
    Abstract: Horse hoods, horse neck covers, and methods of making same which result in at least improved fit and comfort, are provided herein. One such horse hood or neck cover includes a base portion (110), an upper neck portion (120), and a gusset (140) coupled between the base portion and the upper neck portion. Each of the portions and gusset may be generally symmetric relative to a common centerline (160). The gusset is adapted to provide a hinged movement of the upper neck portion relative to the base portion when the upper neck portion is rotated relative to the base portion. In this manner, the neck cover has an expansion feature when a horse (300) or other animal wearing it lowers its head, to graze, drink, eat, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Assignee: Eastwest International (Taiwan) Enterprises
    Inventor: Chia-Wei Chang
  • Patent number: 7065943
    Abstract: A stirrup includes an elongated footrest as well as a hanger for suspending the stirrup from a saddle. The footrest and the hanger can pivot relative to one another on an axis parallel to the longitudinal axis of the footrest. A shock absorber is provided for the footrest and has spaces for anchoring the shock absorber to the footrest. The footrest, in turn, has anchoring members for the shock absorber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Eastwest International (Taiwan) Enterprises
    Inventor: Chia Wei Chang
  • Publication number: 20060101792
    Abstract: Horse hoods, horse neck covers, and methods of making same which result in at least improved fit and comfort, are provided herein. One such horse hood or neck cover includes a base portion (110), an upper neck portion (120), and a gusset (140) coupled between the base portion and the upper neck portion. Each of the portions and gusset may be generally symmetric relative to a common centerline (160). The gusset is adapted to provide a hinged movement of the upper neck portion relative to the base portion when the upper neck portion is rotated relative to the base portion. In this manner, the neck cover has an expansion feature when a horse (300) or other animal wearing it lowers its head, to graze, drink, eat, or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2004
    Publication date: May 18, 2006
    Applicant: Eastwest International (Taiwan) Enterprises
    Inventor: Chia-Wei Chang
  • Publication number: 20060064949
    Abstract: Horse blankets and methods of making blankets are provided which result in improved fit, greater comfort, improved coverage on the horse, and/or a more secure fit when in use. One such blanket (100) includes a body of blanket material having right and left side portions (110). The right and left side portions are adapted to extend down the horse's right and left sides, respectively, when the body of blanket material lies on the horse's back. The tight and left side portions further include a curved back edge (124) adapted to reduce a length of a bottom edge (130) of the right and left side portions. The curved back edge helps allow for increased movement of the horse's back legs without the horse's legs rubbing on and/or being restrained by the blanket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2004
    Publication date: March 30, 2006
    Applicant: Eastwest International (Taiwan) Enterprises
    Inventor: Chia-Wei Chang
  • Publication number: 20060064948
    Abstract: Improved surcingle sets useful with equestrian equipment, and methods of making the surcingle sets, are provided. One such surcingle set (200) for use with equestrian equipment includes a male component (250) and a female component (210). The male component has an extension (260) extending from a surface (268) thereof. The female component has a coupling hole (220) disposed therethrough, the coupling hole including a first hole (222) and a smaller second hole (224) connected to the first hole. An inner surface of the coupling hole has a friction layer (214) disposed thereover. The friction layer has a greater coefficient of friction than the extension. By increasing the friction between the extension and the coupling hole, the extension has a more secure fit in the hole and the likelihood for unintended slippage between the extension and coupling hole is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2004
    Publication date: March 30, 2006
    Applicant: Eastwest International (Taiwan) Enterprises
    Inventor: Chia-Wei Chang
  • Patent number: 6796110
    Abstract: An improved equestrian saddle creates an angle of separation between the stirrup and the body of the horse to aid the insertion of the rider's foot. A fender conforms to the shape of an attached molded plate. As a result, the stirrup strap is twisted, turning the associated stirrup away from the horse. The molded plate is intended to be shaped by a user, maintain its shape during normal use conditions, and be re-shaped by the user at will. Alternatively, the plate could be molded into a permanent shape and attached to the fender. In yet another embodiment, the plate could be shaped by the user and then made rigid by the user. The plate is preferably inserted into a pocket in the fender structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: Eastwest International (Taiwan) Enterprises
    Inventor: Chia Wei Chang
  • Patent number: 6766632
    Abstract: A stirrup includes an elongated footrest as well as a hanger for suspending the stirrup from a saddle. The footrest and the hanger can pivot elastically relative to one another on an axis parallel to the longitudinal axis of the footrest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Assignee: Eastwest International (Taiwan) Enterprises
    Inventor: Chia Wei Chang
  • Patent number: 6220004
    Abstract: A stirrup has a pair of arms, an eye on the arms for receiving a strap, and a footrest on the arms for supporting the foot of a rider. A cylinder/plunger assembly at each end of the footrest defines its travel between a retracted position and an extended position. A spring acting on the plunger in each cylinder urges the footrest toward the retracted position, such as to provide shock absorption for downward pressure exerted by the foot of a rider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Assignee: Eastwest International (Taiwan) Enterprises
    Inventor: Chang Hsi-Chang
  • Patent number: 6196387
    Abstract: A single-piece cardboard sheet into which slots and tabs are strategically cut to permit its folding into a carton for packaging a pair of western spurs. The unfolded carton is substantially symmetrical with respect to both its major and minor axes and comprises a bottom section from which two pairs of largely equal structural segments (a front and a back section) project outwards along the longitudinal axis. A cut at the boundary between the bottom section and each of these structural segments defines an extension sufficiently large to support the tips of the sides of the two spurs. The front section of the cardboard carton contains a cut that defines a substantially rectangular tab and a corresponding opening suitable for passing the sides of two spurs therethrough. The top of the front section also contains a hanging slot suitable for receiving the hook of a display rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: Eastwest International (Taiwan) Enterprises
    Inventor: Chang Hsi-Chang
  • Patent number: 6089004
    Abstract: A stirrup has a pair of arms, an eye on the arms for receiving a strap, and a foot on the arms for supporting the foot of a rider. The eye and the foot of the stirrup are rotatable relative to the arms. The arms define a plane and the upper surface of the foot of the stirrup is perpendicular to this plane in one terminal position of the foot of the stirrup. The foot of the stirrup can only rotate backwards from this position. The eye has an opening for a strap, and the eye is freely rotatable relative to the arms through an angle of 90 degrees to and from a position in which the opening is coplanar with the arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Assignee: Eastwest International (Taiwan) Enterprises
    Inventors: Chang Hsi-Chang, David A. Robart
  • Patent number: D575457
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignees: Hopus Technology Inc., Eastwest International (Taiwan) Enterprises
    Inventors: Chang Hsien Ho, Chia-Wei Chang
  • Patent number: D490942
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: Eastwest International (Taiwan) Enterprises
    Inventor: Chia Wei Chang