Patents Assigned to Trek Bicycle Corporation
  • Patent number: 10479437
    Abstract: An apparatus for a bicycle including a stem body and a mount. The stem body can include at least one handlebar clamping surface and at least one mount clamping surface. The mount can include a first clamping surface. The first clamping surface can be configured to match at least one mount clamping surface. The mount can be configured to clamp between the stem body and a handlebar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Trek Bicycle Corporation
    Inventor: Ryan Galstad
  • Patent number: 10405601
    Abstract: A cycling shoe includes a sole, a heel counter mounted to the sole, and a toe cap mounted to the sole. The cycling shoe also includes a forefoot strap that includes a medial forefoot strap and a lateral forefoot strap. The medial forefoot strap includes a first portion mounted to the toe cap and a second portion mounted to the sole such that a first metatarsal head relief window is formed between the first portion and the second portion. The lateral forefoot strap is mounted to the sole such that a fifth metatarsal head relief window is formed between a distal edge of the lateral forefoot strap and the toe cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Trek Bicycle Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Kuefler, Kyle Russ
  • Patent number: 10351192
    Abstract: A bicycle including a forward frame triangle. The forward frame triangle can a top tube, a down tube, a bottom bracket, a lower seat mast, and an upper seat mast. The top tube can have a first end connected to a head tube and a second end. The down tube can have a first end connected to the head tube and a second end. The bottom bracket can be connected to the second end of the down tube. The lower seat mast can extend in an upward direction from the bottom bracket to the top tube. The upper seat mast can at least partially overlap the lower seat mast. The upper seat mast can be adjustably and fixedly coupled to the lower seat mast. The upper seat mast can be rotably coupled to the forward frame triangle proximate the second end of the top tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Trek Bicycle Corporation
    Inventors: Tim Hartung, Steven Moechnig
  • Patent number: 10328991
    Abstract: A bicycle frame assembly that includes an upper frame member and a lower frame member that each extend between a head tube and a dropout. A seat tube extends between the upper frame member and the lower frame member. The seat tube is preferably connected to a bottom bracket of the lower frame member and is connected by a pivot to the upper frame member so that the seat tube can deflect from a rest position without altering an orientation of a top tube to a bottom tube of the upper and lower frame members, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Trek Bicycle Corporation
    Inventors: Reggie Lund, Christopher Pomering
  • Patent number: 10189530
    Abstract: A bicycle handlebar assembly that includes a body having at least two grip areas positioned for interaction with the hands of a rider. The grip portions or grip areas are preferably spaced apart by a center portion that secures the assembly to a bicycle steerer tube. A channel or detent is formed in the body proximate at least one, and preferably proximate each grip portion or grip area. A dampener formed of a different material than the body is disposed in the detent and dissipates at least a portion of vibration of the body to reduce vibrations communicated to the hands of the rider from handlebar vibration. An optional grip assembly cooperates with the handlebar assembly and is constructed to further dampen handlebar vibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Trek Bicycle Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan Galstad, Jeffery Staszak, Michael Leighton, Allen Hu
  • Patent number: 10150530
    Abstract: A bicycle can include a forward frame triangle that can include a top tube, a bottom tube, a bottom bracket, a structural seat tube, a compliant seat tube, and a pair of seat stays. The top tube can have a first end connected to a head tube and a second end. The bottom tube can have a first end connected to the head tube. The bottom bracket can be connected to the bottom tube. The structural seat tube can be connected to the bottom bracket and the top tube. The compliant seat tube can extend in an upward direction, from the bottom bracket to the top tube and within the structural seat tube. The compliant seat tube can be coupled to the forward frame triangle such that the compliant seat post can bend within the structural seat tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Trek Bicycle Corporation
    Inventors: Reggie Lund, Steven Moechnig
  • Patent number: 10106221
    Abstract: A bicycle frame assembly having a number of rotatable members configured to absorb shocks and impacts associated with operation of the bicycle. The assembly includes a frame constructed to support a rider and a chain stay having a rearward end that extends toward a wheel hub and a forward end that is pivotably connected to the frame. An absorber is pivotably connected to the forward end of the chain stay and extends to a rocker arm that is pivotably connected to the frame. A seat stay is pivotably connected to a rearward end of the rocker arm and extends to the rearward end of the chain stay. The rearward ends of the seat stay and the chain stay are pivotably connected to rotate about a common axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Trek Bicycle Corporation
    Inventors: James Colegrove, Dylan Howes, Jose Gonzalez, Michael Hammond
  • Patent number: 10086899
    Abstract: A bicycle including a forward frame triangle. The forward frame triangle can a top tube, a down tube, a bottom bracket, a lower seat mast, and an upper seat mast. The top tube can have a first end connected to a head tube and a second end. The down tube can have a first end connected to the head tube and a second end. The bottom bracket can be connected to the second end of the down tube. The lower seat mast can extend in an upward direction from the bottom bracket to the top tube. The upper seat mast can at least partially overlap the lower seat mast. The upper seat mast can be adjustably and fixedly coupled to the lower seat mast. The upper seat mast can be rotably coupled to the forward frame triangle proximate the second end of the top tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Trek Bicycle Corporation
    Inventors: Tim Hartung, Steven Moechnig
  • Patent number: 10035553
    Abstract: A bicycle seat apparatus including at least one rail and a saddle shell. The at least one rail can include a first mounting portion. The first mounting portion can include an ankle. A cross section of a terminus of the ankle can be larger than a cross section of the at least one rail. The saddle shell can include at least one mounting cup configured to mate with the first mounting portion of the at least one rail. A cross section of a base of the at least one mounting cup can be larger than a cross section of the terminus of the ankle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Trek Bicycle Corporation
    Inventors: Jess Bailie, Jenn Campbell, Andrew Wilcox-Hull
  • Patent number: 9849931
    Abstract: A method for forming a bicycle frame assembly having a number of elongate tubes is disclosed. A two part mold can be used to form a hollow finish part as part of the assembly. The assembly includes a passage that is defined by the elongate member, a partition, and a bridge. The partition isolates the passage from an interior volume of the elongate tube. The bridge extends in a direction normal to an elongate direction of the passage and defines an inlet and an outlet of the passage. The inlet, outlet, and bridge are generally flush with an exterior surface of the elongate tube and provide a passage that cooperates with a flexible connector, such as a cable tie, for securing supplemental structures, such as brake and shift control cables, to the elongate tube of the bicycle frame assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Trek Bicycle Corporation
    Inventor: James Colegrove
  • Patent number: 9815517
    Abstract: A shock absorber, which is particularly applicable to bicycles, includes a secondary chamber whose volume selectively contributes to a volume associated with a primary chamber of the shock. A piston is supported by a compression rod and cooperates with a shock tube to define the primary chamber. The secondary chamber is fluidly isolated from the primary chamber by a valve arrangement positioned proximate the piston. A plunger extends along a longitudinal length of the shock and forms or interacts with the valve arrangement such that the secondary chamber is selectively fluidly connected to the primary chamber so the primary and secondary chambers of the shock assembly contribute to the performance of the shock for a selected portion of shock travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Trek Bicycle Corporation
    Inventors: Jose Gonzalez, Gregory Buhl
  • Patent number: 9796448
    Abstract: A brake apparatus including a bicycle structure, a first arm pivotably coupled to the bicycle structure, and a second arm pivotably coupled to the bicycle structure. A first lever can be pivotably coupled to the first arm. A quick release cam link can be pivotably coupled to the second arm. A second lever can be pivotably coupled to the first lever and pivotably coupled to the quick release cam link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Trek Bicycle Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew Conner
  • Patent number: 9789925
    Abstract: A bicycle frame assembly that includes an upper frame member and a lower frame member that each extend between a head tube and a dropout. A seat tube extends between the upper frame member and the lower frame member. The seat tube is preferably connected to a bottom bracket of the lower frame member and is connected by a pivot to the upper frame member so that the seat tube can deflect from a rest position without altering an orientation of a top tube to a bottom tube of the upper and lower frame members, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Trek Bicycle Corporation
    Inventors: Reggie Lund, Christopher Pomering
  • Patent number: 9745010
    Abstract: A bicycle seat apparatus including at least one rail and a saddle shell. The at least one rail can include a first mounting portion. The first mounting portion can include an ankle. A cross section of a terminus of the ankle can be larger than a cross section of the at least one rail. The saddle shell can include at least one mounting cup configured to mate with the first mounting portion of the at least one rail. A cross section of a base of the at least one mounting cup can be larger than a cross section of the terminus of the ankle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Trek Bicycle Corporation
    Inventors: Jess Bailie, Jenn Campbell, Andrew Wilcox-Hull
  • Patent number: 9656432
    Abstract: An apparatus including a pouch and a valve stem. The pouch can include a sealant. The valve stem can be fluidly coupled to the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Trek Bicycle Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew Meyer
  • Patent number: D791022
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Trek Bicycle Corporation
    Inventor: Vi Lam
  • Patent number: D844962
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Trek Bicycle Corporation
    Inventor: Kyle Russ
  • Patent number: D845838
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Trek Bicycle Corporation
    Inventor: Roy Heideveld
  • Patent number: D846896
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Trek Bicycle Corporation
    Inventor: Bryan Hain
  • Patent number: D852677
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Trek Bicycle Corporation
    Inventor: Ryan Callahan