Patents Examined by Eugene Kim
  • Patent number: 10156415
    Abstract: A compact slingbow/quiver combination including first and second arms joined by a generally central cross piece. Slingbow arms are interconnected by at least one latex band for projecting arrows. Central cross piece includes an internal centerfire aperture for receiving arrows for launching. A rest and guide element with pliable bristles is secured within the centerfire aperture to support arrows without damage to fletching. The band includes an intermediate nocking segment adjustably positioned at the centerfire aperture to engage arrow nocks. Slingbow arms include internal storage chambers. At least one chamber is configured as a quiver for arrow storage; other chamber(s) may store other items for the archer. The central cross piece projects rearwardly of the slingbow where it (1) receives an arrow for launch and (2) absorbs band impact thus avoiding wrist slap. Slingbow arms and central cross piece may be conveniently and inexpensively constructed from detachable polyvinylchloride conduit elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Global Force LTD
    Inventor: Jon Perdue
  • Patent number: 10004955
    Abstract: Described herein is a golf club head devoid of a crown, the club head comprising: a front end having a bottom rail, a top rail, and a strikeface, the strikeface including a striking surface, a back surface, and a reinforcement element extending from the back surface of the strikeface; a rear end opposite the front end; a heel portion; a toe portion opposite the heel portion; a sole coupled to the front end along the bottom rail at a sole transition region, the sole extending toward the rear end of the golf club head and including a sole thickness, at least one weight member, and a perimeter wall extending from the front end near the heel portion to the front end near the toe portion along the rear end of the club head, wherein the perimeter wall decreases in height from the front end toward the rear end of the club head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Erik M. Henrikson, Eric J. Morales, Ryan M. Stokke, Eric V. Cole, Cory S. Bacon
  • Patent number: 9138637
    Abstract: An apparatus for a randomized answer generator toy having a spherical and alternately a substantially prolate spheroid shaped housing. The housing has an outer perimeter and an inner chamber. A transparent display window and a push button is disposed upon the housing. A stitching and alternately a groove is disposed upon the outer perimeter and is configured to increase a user's grip about the toy. A randomizer mechanism is disposed within the inner chamber. An answer display having a plurality of predefined answer images is disposed on the randomizer mechanism. Each of the push button, the randomizer mechanism, and the answer display are in operational communication. The answer display is activated upon depression of the push button. Wherein, one of the answer images is positioned in the inner chamber proximal the display window upon activation of the answer display and is visible through the transparent display window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Inventor: David G. Adams
  • Toy
    Patent number: 9084942
    Abstract: A toy figure is disclosed herein, the toy figure having: an upper body portion; a lower body portion, the upper portion being rotatably secured to the lower portion; at least one appendage movably secured to the lower portion; and a drive mechanism coupling the at least one appendage to the upper portion, wherein movement of the at least one appendage causes rotation of the upper portion with respect to the lower portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael O'Hare
  • Patent number: 8944937
    Abstract: A method of recycling a multi-material inner part of a golf ball includes a variety of steps. The inner part and cover are separated from one another. The inner part is pulverized into pieces. The pieces are placed in a liquid to separate the pieces of one material from the pieces of the other materials. A ball designed for use in such a system is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Arthur Molinari
  • Patent number: 7785167
    Abstract: A toy animal for use with forward-facing toddler seat 7, for placement on an adult seat of transportation such as a motor vehicle. The toy animal has a body 2. The body 2 has a rear 16 with a vertical slot 4 near the rear of the body. The slot 4 extends from a top 4a of the rear of the body to a bottom 4B of the rear of the body. The slot 4 is of sufficient size to allow a bottom portion of a restraint, such as a buckle assembly 6 of a shoulder harness 11, to pass vertically through the slot 4, and locate the toy 2 on the child safety seat 7. Latching the buckle assembly 6 secures the toy 2 and a child to the forward-facing toddler seat 7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventor: Patricia Friend-Douglass
  • Patent number: 7503854
    Abstract: A golf club head (20) having optimized inertial properties and center of gravity is disclosed. The golf club head (20) preferably has a volume between 300 cubic centimeters and 500 cubic centimeters. The golf club head (20) has a center of gravity located less than 1.7 inches from an exterior surface of a front wall (30). The positioning of the center of gravity of the golf club head (20) and the optimized inertial properties provide the golf club with greater ball spin robustness and better performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventors: J. Andrew Galloway, Matthew T. Cackett, Alan Hocknell
  • Patent number: 7503829
    Abstract: A personal defense device comprising an elongated shaft that is adapted for grasping thereof by a user's hand. One embodiment further comprises an opening on one end through which the forefinger in placed for stability, comfort, and security. Another embodiment comprises one or more protrusions at the opposite end of the opening that may be used for hooking or striking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Inventor: Charles F. Cory, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7497758
    Abstract: A toy boat includes a screw 29 driven by a driving source 26, a screw bracket 30 configured to support the screw 29 and function as a rudder, and a servo mechanism 31 configured to turn the screw bracket 30 towards a horizontal position. The driving source 26 is mounted on the inner side of a boat body 22. The screw 29 is connected to a drive shaft 27 by a universal joint 28 on the outer side of the boat body 22, wherein the drive shaft 27 is driven by the driving source 26. A screw adjustment mechanism 38 configured to adjust the angle and depth of the screw 29 is provided, wherein the adjustment is centered around a connection part 28a connecting the universal joint 28 and the drive shaft 27.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: Kyosho Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Hamasaki
  • Patent number: 7497789
    Abstract: A more efficient triangular shape for metal wood clubs or driver clubs is disclosed. This triangular shape allows the clubs to have higher rotational moments of inertia in both the vertical and horizontal directions, and a lower center of gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Michael Scott Burnett, Christopher D. Harvell, Jeffrey W. Meyer, Stephen S. Murphy
  • Patent number: 7497757
    Abstract: An electric motor toy transport trailer configured to transport an electric motor toy 21 includes a charger 17 includes a rechargeable main power source 17a and a charging connector 17c connected to the rechargeable main power source 17a via a cord 17b. The rechargeable main power source 17a is housed in the electric motor toy transport trailer body 12 in a manner such that the rechargeable main power source 17a is disposed at a position lower than the upper edge of tires 13. The charging connector 17c is stored in an openable and closable container box 14 provided on the electric motor toy transport trailer body 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: Kyosho Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Hamasaki
  • Patent number: 7494126
    Abstract: At least two card games (i.e., multi-card games) are played tournament style to determine at least one winner, or the best card player or team of players. In accordance with a first embodiment of the present invention, three card games are played tournament style to determine the best card player. In accordance with a preferred embodiment of the present invention, the three card games include poker (e.g., Seven Card Stud, Texas Hold-Em, etc.), rummy (e.g., Gin Rummy, etc.), and bridge (e.g., Whist, Auction Bridge, Contract Bridge, etc.). In one embodiment of the present invention, the tournament includes a plurality of individual or team players. Scores in each game are used to rank players (e.g., best individual poker player, best poker team, etc.) and to determine the best overall card player (e.g., by adding the scores together, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Inventors: David Gordon, Mary Lane
  • Patent number: 7494397
    Abstract: A helicopter has a main rotor with propeller blades which is driven by a rotor shaft and which is hinge-mounted to this rotor shaft. The angle between the surface of rotation of the main rotor and the rotor may vary. A swinging manner on an oscillatory shaft is essentially transverse to the rotor shaft of the main rotor and is directed transversally to the longitudinal axis of the vanes. The main rotor and the auxiliary rotor are connected to each other by a mechanical link. The swinging motions of the auxiliary rotor controls the angle of incidence (A) of at least one of the propeller blades of the main rotor. There are wings from the body and a stabilizer at the tail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Silverlit Toys Manufactory Ltd.
    Inventor: Alexander Jozef Magdalena Van de Rostyne
  • Patent number: 7481720
    Abstract: Ball striking devices may include: (a) a sole member; (b) at least one intermediate body member; (c) a crown member; and (d) a face member. The materials making up the sole member, the intermediate body member(s), and the crown member may be selected so that the densities of the materials generally increase as one moves in a direction from the sole member toward the crown member. Such devices may be formed as golf club heads and/or golf clubs (such as “wood-type” golf clubs and golf club heads).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary G. Tavares
  • Patent number: 7479071
    Abstract: A golf club head includes a club head body having a striking face, a soleplate, a toe, a heel and a hosel. The club head body includes a body shell composed of the striking face, soleplate, toe and heel, wherein at least a portion of the body shell is composed of a flexible material having a density of less than approximately 2.5 g/cm3 and tensile strength of at least approximately 465 MPa /(g/cm3) which is secured to a substrate with the flexible material facing an exterior of the club head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: Adams Golf IP, L.P.
    Inventor: Edwin H. Adams
  • Patent number: 7476142
    Abstract: An interactive entertainment apparatus comprising a structure for use with a child receiving device is disclosed. The entertainment apparatus includes a fluid-filled, pliable container portion capable of being selectively compressed by a user to displace the fluid within the container. The apparatus includes attachment mechanism configured to secure the apparatus to a child receiving device proximate a child received in the child receiving device such that the child can contact the pliable transparent portion of the base to displace the fluid. The apparatus may further include an infant mobile including a support arm, a housing suspended by the support arm, and one or more hanging elements suspended from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Mary G. Mastrosimone-Gese
  • Patent number: 7473191
    Abstract: A hollow golf club head comprises: a face portion; a crown portion; a sole portion; and a side portion between the crown portion and sole portion, extending from a toe-side edge to a heel-side edge of the club face through the back face of the head. The crown portion is provided with a thickness-reduced part having a thickness of from 0.4 to 0.7 mm. The side portion is provided with: at least two vertical buttressed parts each extending from the crown portion to the sole portion and having a thickness of more than 0.6 mm but not more than 2.0 mm; and a thin part formed between the vertical buttressed parts and having a thickness of not more than 0.6 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: SRI Sports Limited
    Inventor: Masatoshi Yokota
  • Patent number: 7467984
    Abstract: A helicopter has a main rotor with propeller blades which is driven by a rotor shaft and which is hinge-mounted to this rotor shaft. The angle between the surface of rotation of the main rotor and the rotor shaft may vary. A swinging manner on an oscillatory shaft is essentially transverse to the rotor shaft of the main rotor and is directed transversally to the longitudinal axis of the vanes. The main rotor and the auxiliary rotor are connected to each other by a mechanical link. The swinging motions of the auxiliary rotor controls the angle of incidence (A) of at least one of the propeller blades of the main rotor. There are wings from the body and a stabilizer at the tail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: Silverlit Toys Manufactory Ltd.
    Inventor: Alexander Jozef Magdalena Van de Rostyne
  • Patent number: 7452287
    Abstract: A wood-type golf club head (40) having a major body (50), a striking plate insert (55) and a minor body (60) is disclosed herein. The major body (50) is composed of a metal material and has a front wall section (72), a return section (74), a sole section (76), a ribbon section (78) and a ledge portion (80). The minor body (50) is preferably composed of a low density material and has a crown section (62) and a ribbon section (64). The striking plate insert (55) is composed of a metal material. An epoxy-based composition (200) is placed at a face-sole junction (205) to lower the amplitude of the sound of the golf club head (40) during impact with a golf ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventors: Matthew J. Erickson, Bradley C. Rice, D. Clayton Evans, Evan D. Gibbs
  • Patent number: 7448963
    Abstract: One embodiment of a golf club head having movable weights includes a body with a face plate positioned at a forward portion of the golf club head, a sole positioned at a bottom portion of the golf club head, a crown positioned at a top portion of the golf club head and a skirt positioned around a periphery of the golf club head between the sole and the crown. Two or more weight ports are formed in the body and at least two weights are configured to be retained at least partially within the weight ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd P. Beach, Thomas Olsavsky, Benoit Vincent, Ian Wright, Kraig Willett, Gery Mel Zimmerman, Joseph Hoffman