Patents Examined by John K. Peng
  • Patent number: 10688404
    Abstract: A remotely controlled toy vehicle includes a front assembly, a rear assembly, a drive mechanism, and a roll mechanism. The front assembly and the rear assembly each include at least one wheel and the drive mechanism includes a drive motor configured to drive at least one of the at least one wheel of the front assembly and the at least one wheel of the rear assembly. The roll mechanism includes a roll motor configured to roll one of the front assembly and the rear assembly with respect to the other of the front assembly and the rear assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Cao, Sam Tsui
  • Patent number: 10688362
    Abstract: A basketball shot practice station with movable positioning of the backboard and basket relative to a stationary shooting position of a user. A projection-mapped court image is projected on the floor of the station from the viewpoint of the user based on the basket position. Cameras image the shooter and the ball flight. A control system analyzes the shooter's technique and ball trajectory, categorizes the shot results, and automatically adjusts the basket position to produce a given success rate by the user. It stores a profile of each user, and updates the user's shooting statistics and skill level based on the shot results of each session. It initializes the profile with a default skill level based on initial input data. It may estimate a user's age, height, and strength based on their image and weight. It increases the shot distance and backboard angles with increasing skill level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Gabriel Joshua Sangalang
  • Patent number: 10688369
    Abstract: A lacrosse face-off training device having a base with at least first and second legs. The first leg extends at least partially along a longitudinal axis. An arm is mounted to the base for rotation about a rotation axis that is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis. A resistance member extends between the arm and the second leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Dominick A. Madonna, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10661193
    Abstract: A chain-shaped splicing toy is attached to a ball so that a plurality of balls can be spliced with each other. The chain-shaped splicing toy includes a first chain assembly. The first chain assembly has two first coupling portions, a first ring, two first buckling portions, and a plurality of first chain connecting portions. Wherein, when the first chain assembly is attached to the ball, the first coupling portion at one end is coupled to the first ring at the other end. The first buckling portions are buckled to the first coupling portion that is not located at one end of another first chain assembly attached to the other ball so that the balls can be spliced with each other in different shapes and models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LI HSEN PLASTICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: San-Lang Chiang
  • Patent number: 10661140
    Abstract: Described is an apparatus for practicing a golf swing in either an indoor or outdoor environment. The apparatus includes a frame with a leg portion, a rebounding surface, an arm with a cord that is secured to golf ball, and a mat. A golfer can practice a golf swing by striking the ball secured to the cord, and receives instantaneous feedback based on the ball's trajectory, sound produced when the ball hits the rebounding surface, and divot markings imprinted on the mat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Johnie Collier, III
  • Patent number: 10663270
    Abstract: A threaded member has a discontinuous helical thread ridge 15 on which a plurality of dividing portions 14 are formed in the middle. At least one of the discontinuous portions of the thread ridge 15, which is interposed between the dividing portions 14, is a locking portion 18 which is configured such that a flank angle of one flank, out of flanks on both sides of the thread ridge 15, is smaller than a flank angle of a flank corresponding to a basic ridge profile and at least part of the flank is disposed on an outside of the flank corresponding to the basic ridge profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Jinta Serizawa
  • Patent number: 10646766
    Abstract: A golf swing training device for improving the accuracy, club head speed and power of a user's swing can be customized to fit the various abilities and sizes of individual golfers. The device guides a user through the proper swing and by repeating the proper swing, the user can enhance his or her muscle memory. The golf swing training device includes a shuttle moveably mounted on an adjustably supported ring and a club moveably supported by the shuttle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Fitness South, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Daniel Zimmerman, II, Harold Bowman Blach, Jr., David Lee Stone, Joseph Eual Austin, Philip Mark Walker
  • Patent number: 10632357
    Abstract: A swing training apparatus comprising a frame having one or more sections for guiding a swing of a user; a first support member coupled to a side of the frame and suspending the side of the frame above ground; and a second support member coupled to an opposite side of the frame and suspending the opposite side of the frame above ground, and wherein the first support member and the second support member together are operable to suspend the frame above the ground at a predetermined angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Christopher L. Hudson
  • Patent number: 10576344
    Abstract: A golf swing training device is disclosed that will provide instant feedback on the position of the golfer's clubface at impact. The device consists of a rebounding surface enclosed, and attach to a frame with a safety net, a goal, a golf mat to provide a hitting surface, and a ribbon attached from the bottom of the frame to the golf mat for alignment and shot analysis. The rebounding surface faces opposite the goal such that when a practice golf ball hits it, it will land in the goal if struck properly. Its angle may be adjustable to accommodate different clubs for a proper rebound into the goal. The rebounder surface may be made from a foam material with a fabric covering that when struck, leaves an indention for visual target reference, repels the ball, and indicates ball spin by referencing where the ball landed inside or outside the goal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventor: Matthew Glenn
  • Patent number: 10576353
    Abstract: A net assembly for an adjustable basketball goal. The net assembly may include a net, a support frame, and a mounting assembly configured to mount the support frame to a post of the adjustable basketball goal. The net may include a net frame having an upper portion including a plurality of net frame sleeves. The support frame may be configured to support the net, and may include at least one elongated member configured to extend through the plurality of net frame sleeves. The support frame may also include a plurality of support arms, each having a first end portion and a second end portion. The first end portion may be configured to couple to the at least one elongated member, and the second end portion may have a support arm sleeve. The support frame may further include a cross brace configured to couple the plurality of support arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: MEGA SLAM HOOPS, LLC
    Inventor: Jon Casey Givens
  • Patent number: 10561913
    Abstract: An endcap assembly for a bat may include a body across an open end of a bat barrel and a core received by the body. In one implementation, the body and the core may be retained relative to one another by a bayonet connector radially spaced from interior sides of the bat barrel by at least 0.3 inch. In one implementation, the body may include a cup having a mouth and receiving the core. In one implementation, the cup is to be radially spaced from interior sides of the bat barrel by at least 0.3 inch. In one implementation, the mouth is axially recessed. In one implementation, the cup and the core are joined by a bayonet connector having a U-shaped slot facing away from a mouth of the cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Wilson Sporting Goods Co.
    Inventors: George W. Burger, Robert Lairmore, James M. Earley, Adam G. Gray
  • Patent number: 10549163
    Abstract: A sport exercise device; for use with a sport stick, the sport stick having a head and a shaft. The device comprises a face, edge and attachment means. In one approach, the edge is adapted and arranged to surround the stick's head. The attachment means allows attachment of the device's face to hold an independently provided weight with respect to the head. The attachment means may allow attachment of the device's face to close the stick's net sufficient to prevent out-passage of a ball within the net.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: Gregory Harold Webster
  • Patent number: 10543888
    Abstract: A buoy assembly for use in water activities includes a shell that defines an interior space. The interior space is substantially empty so that the shell is buoyant. A net is positioned around and coupled to the shell. Each of opposing ends of a line is coupled to the net. A fastener, which is slidably coupled to the line, defines a wrist loop that is positioned distal from the shell. The fastener is selectively fixedly couplable to the line so that the fastener is positioned to be selectively slid on the line toward a wrist of user that is positioned in the wrist loop. The fastener is positioned to fixedly couple to the line to couple the shell to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventor: Crystal Garbarek
  • Patent number: 10493341
    Abstract: A spinner ball game apparatus comprising: a basket, the basket comprising an upper rim, and lower base, the upper rim having a diameter larger than the lower base; and a ball configured to be thrown into the basket and if properly thrown, able to make one revolution around the inner surface of the upper rim before falling into the lower base. A method of playing spinner ball, the method comprising: standing about 10 to 12 feet away from a basket; throwing a ball into the basket; scoring 3 points if the ball makes a complete revolution of the upper rim of the basket before falling into the bottom of the basket; scoring 2 points if the ball makes a complete revolution, but a portion of the revolution is below the upper rim; and scoring 1 point if the ball does not make a complete revolution but lands in the basket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventors: George F. Sizer, Barbara J. Sizer
  • Patent number: 10493339
    Abstract: A lacrosse head for a lacrosse stick is provided. The lacrosse head has an open frame having a rearward base, a scoop opposing the base, and a pair of sidewalls extending between the base and the scoop. The lacrosse head has a throat portion projecting rearward from the open frame for receipt of a lacrosse handle element therein so as to define a head/handle axis projecting forwardly of the throat portion. The open frame has a plurality of holes for securing a lacrosse net along a back side of the frame, leaving an opposing front side of the frame open for receiving a lacrosse ball. Each of the pair of sidewalls has a bottom portion and a top portion. Each of the bottom edge of the sidewalls angles to the right. The bottom edge of the left sidewall angle inwardly and the bottom edge of the right angles outwardly, in relationship to the top edge of the sidewalls. The distance between each sidewall stays the same distance or gets wider than the distance between the top edge of the sidewalls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventor: Paul Gait
  • Patent number: 10456650
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a practice swing bat and, particularly, to a bat which is capable of, during golf swing practice, calculating and displaying swing speed, virtual driving distance of each club, etc., and transmitting the same to a terminal so as to enable management of the same. To this end, the bat of the present invention comprises a swing measurement module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: BESCON Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kyung-Chul Kim
  • Patent number: 10458759
    Abstract: A wirelessly controlled electrically driven shooting target system(s) that can transition from concealed position to ready position and then back to concealed position. It can be used in a variety of shooting environments. The shooting target apparatus includes the following main components: Mainhouseing with base, interchangeable target holder, TTP130 gearbox, camshaft, double torsion spring (DTS), leaf spring, main housing meshing gear, four magnets, wireless receiver and the remote goes with it. According to one embodiment, activation of drive mechanism to active the camshaft compress DTS, then magnets attracting and disconnection to cause movement of the target holder, the key mechanism is reserve potential energy and fast conversion of kinetic energy from potential energy, which achieved by magnets attracting and disconnection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventor: Xiaomin Fu
  • Patent number: 10453313
    Abstract: An amusement game with a parabolic ball launcher for projecting a ball that will attempt to strike a primary hoop target, which can pivot or oscillate. The primary target allows the stricken ball to fall through and attempt to hit one of the two openings on a suspended platform positioned on a rotating wheel, which has openings toward the periphery of the wheel to eventually rest the ball. The rotating wheel has programmable displays corresponding to each of the openings on the periphery of the wheel, which can be adjusted based on user input to reflect new parameters or values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventors: Ronald Halliburton, David Hodges
  • Patent number: 10449432
    Abstract: A sound absorbing rebounding device provides a way for a person to practice dribbling a basketball while minimizing sounds and vibrations emanating from the basketball and the device during such practice. The device has a frame, a rebounding surface that mimics or replaces the hard surface on which a user would normally dribble to cause a rebounding effect, and a base to separate or space the rebounding surface from the floor, so that sounds and vibrations during bouncing of the basketball are not transferred to the surface on which the device is resting. The frame shape allows the user to practice dribbling in all different directions around the user's body placed relative to the user's legs, such as a T, an H, or the number 8. The device may be collapsible via hinges placed within its frame that allow the device to be collapsed in varying degrees of compactness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Dream Dribble, LLC
    Inventors: Dylan S. Kaufmann, Eric A. Braunstein, Marc Forkosh
  • Patent number: 10406416
    Abstract: A gaming device includes a base, a runway, and a target. The base includes a baseplate and a ramp. The base plate has an upper surface and a leading end. The ramp includes a ramp leg that supports the ramp in an inclined position. The runway has a free end that extends from the leading end of the base plate in a deployed configuration of the gaming device. The target includes a target plate having a target surface that defines a plurality of holes. The target plate is hingedly attached to the base plate such that the base plate is foldable into the target in a transport configuration of the gaming device. In the transport configuration, the upper surface of the base plate opposes the target surface of the target plate with the ramp disposed between the upper surface and the target surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: LCB Golf Concepts, LLC
    Inventors: Stosh Cohen, Matthew Bravo, Daniel Lutz