Patents Examined by Raleigh W. Chiu
  • Patent number: 11433287
    Abstract: A putting alignment training device that is securable to an upper torso of a user, having an elongated shoulder board, an adjustable harness that is secured to the shoulder board and configured to secure the training device to a front side of the upper torso, a frontal board, an adjustable connector that secures the frontal board to the shoulder board, a grid board including a grid formed by a plurality of horizontal lines and a plurality of vertical lines wherein one of the plurality of horizontal lines and the plurality of vertical lines are parallel to the shoulder board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: SMOKYGOLF LLC
    Inventor: James David Griffin
  • Patent number: 11413518
    Abstract: A figure for attaching to a building block includes a body; and a base attached to the body at a first end of the base, the base has a cavity disposed within a second end of the base to slidingly attach to one or more connectors of the building block; the figure is detachably mounted on the building block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Inventor: Brad Grimes
  • Patent number: 11376490
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a game scoring and tracking system, including a playing surface, a projectile, a central unit, at least one speaker, a first corner illuminated indicia, a second corner illuminated indicia, a third corner illuminated indicia, a fourth corner illuminated indicia, a first goal, and a second goal. The first goal and the second goal are configured to receive the projectile from the playing surface. The first goal and the second goal each include an at least one sensor communicatively coupled to the central unit. The at least one sensor detects the projectile entering the applicable goal. The at least one speaker outputs various sounds and the first corner illuminated indicia, the second corner illuminated indicia, the third corner illuminated indicia, and the fourth corner illuminated indicia illuminate in numerous sequences to indicate the status of a game event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Medal Sports (Taiwan) Corporation
    Inventor: Kevin Chunhao Tsai
  • Patent number: 11376491
    Abstract: A claw machine includes a compartment for containing multiple prizes, a crane module movable in the compartment, a chute, a claw module, a turntable, a coin module, a control system, and an operation module including at least one joy stick and at least one button. In operation, the control system actuates the turntable module. A player is allowed to operate the joy stick and the button to move the crane module, to lift and lower the claw module relative to the crane module, to open and close the claw module to fetch a desired one of prizes, and to open the claw module to drop the desired prize onto the turntable module. The turntable module casts the desired prize toward the chute in a centrifugal manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Feiloli Electronic Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chi-Ming Tsai, I-Chiang Yang
  • Patent number: 11351430
    Abstract: A club cover is provided by being configured to be flexible in an entrance space part thereof, through which a golf club head (hereinbelow referred to as “a club head”) is inserted into and withdrawn from the club cover. More particularly, a club cover having variable internal space is provided by being configured to be flexible in an entrance space part thereof, wherein when the club head is inserted into the club cover, the club head is in the club cover with the entrance space part of a body part being folded by a foldable part provided on a side surface of the body part to protect the club head, but when the club head is withdrawn, the foldable part is unfolded to expand the entrance space part, so that the club head is easily withdrawn and stored, which is easily manipulated by one hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventors: Seop Maeng, Seoe Young Maeng
  • Patent number: 11338184
    Abstract: A golf game having an elongated mat with a first end, a second end, sides, a top surface, and a bottom surface. Adjacent each end are a plurality of holes with each hole having a removable plug. Along the sides, the first end, and the second end are rails that preferably fold up from the edges of the mat by remaining interconnected by male/female slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventors: Alan L. Hamilton, Lesa D. Hamilton
  • Patent number: 11325012
    Abstract: A monofilament string for use in string racket sports, wherein the monofilament string comprises: a covering material; a core material embedded in the covering material, wherein the core material comprises: a sea region comprising a thermoplastic elastomer; and a plurality of island regions comprising a thermoplastic plastic doped with one or more doping agents, wherein the plurality of island regions is embedded in the sea region; and wherein a geometry and/or a distribution of the island regions in the sea region is such that a tangent modulus of a stress-strain curve of the monofilament string increases with increasing strain in a playing stress range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: LUXILON INDUSTRIES NV
    Inventor: Thierry Beyltiens
  • Patent number: 11325014
    Abstract: A sleeve adapted for receiving the solid or hollow end of a sports stick. The sleeve has dorsal and ventral cantle regions each providing a curved support surface for the hand of the athlete when the athlete is gripping the sports stick. The dorsal cantle region and the ventral cantle region each have a radius of curvature in the sagittal plane wherein the radius of curvature of the ventral cantle region is greater than the radius of curvature of the dorsal cantle region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: PROXR, LLC
    Inventor: Gerald Leo Phelan, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11318361
    Abstract: A club cover having variable internal space is proposed by being configured to be flexible in an entrance space part thereof, through which a golf club head (hereinbelow referred to as “a club head”) is inserted into and withdrawn from the club clover. More particularly, a club cover having variable internal space is proposed, wherein when a club head is inserted into the club cover, front and rear surfaces of a body part are brought close to each other to protect the club head, and when the club head is withdrawn, the front and rear surfaces of the body part are spaced apart from each other, so the club head is easily withdrawn and stored, and is safely stored without damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventors: Seop Maeng, Seoe Young Maeng
  • Patent number: 11318362
    Abstract: Disclosed is system and method for measuring the tension of a tennis net, and, alternatively or in addition, for determining if a service let occurs via the measuring of the net tension. The disclosed embodiments measure a force exerted on the center-strap or the singles stick by the net. In these embodiments, the measured force provides an accurate reflection of the tension of the net.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventor: Fredric Goldstein
  • Patent number: 11305161
    Abstract: An intelligent ball passing system is provided, including: a ball passing robot configured for carrying out a ball passing action according to human body postures, including: a video capture device configured for acquiring human body posture data, a movement mechanism configured for driving the ball passing robot to move according to a ball passing instruction, and a central processing module connected to the movement mechanism and the video capture device respectively; and a software system configured for controlling the ball passing robot to carry out the ball passing action, the central processing module recognizing and classifying the human body postures by using the software system that uses a BP neural network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Wuyi University
    Inventors: Tianlei Wang, Weitian Ni, Liping Xu, Rong Fu, Hongwei Yue, Bing Luo, Zhanpeng Zhao, Shuqing Lei
  • Patent number: 11305162
    Abstract: A pulling string apparatus of a stringing machine comprising a string gripper, a sensor, a drive element, a transmission mechanism and a control circuit; the sensor is connected with the string gripper to detect the pull force of the string gripper; the control circuit compares the detected pull force value with a pre-set value, and control the rotation of the drive element; the transmission mechanism comprises a mounting base, a sliding block, a transmission rack and a drive gear; wherein the drive gear is connected to the drive element and is engaged with the transmission rack, the sliding block arranged on the transmission rack is connected with the sensor; when the sensor and the string gripper are driven forward or backward by the sliding block under the act of the transmission rack engaged with the drive gear, the racket string will be tensioned or loosened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGZHOU MASTRIPOD TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Yundou Ma
  • Patent number: 11298602
    Abstract: A portable training device includes a first and second elongated members, a coupling device, a base, a holder device, and a member holder. An elongated slot is positioned between a distal end and a proximate end on at least one side of each of the first and second elongated members. The first elongated member and second elongated member are each received by the coupling device to form a post that extends in a system vertical direction. The member holder has an engagement portion and a member receiving portion. The engagement portion includes a resilient member and a trapezoidal portion. The resilient member and the trapezoidal portion are slidably received in the elongated slot of the first and second elongated members such that the member holder is positioned into a plurality of positions within the elongated slots of the first and second elongated members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Dribble Stick Training, LLC
    Inventor: Luke Christopher Lloyd
  • Patent number: 11298603
    Abstract: A tennis training device used for tennis training with a tennis trainer, including a batting component, a rebounding net component which can be separated, a controller, a microphone and an LED lamp which are connected with the controller. The batting component includes an adjustable bracket group and a batting cloth connected to the bracket group. An upper end of the batting cloth is provided with a ball receiving barrel and a ball guiding tube connected with the ball receiving barrel. Protecting nets are arranged on both sides of the batting cloth. The rebounding net component includes a supporting rod and a rebounding net plate movably arranged on the supporting rod. A tennis training system conducting training information interaction with the tennis trainer through the above tennis training device, which is connected with an application program on a mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventors: Yige Wang, Xuezhen Wang
  • Patent number: 11291903
    Abstract: A golf swing training tool including an arm band (which connects the elbows) and the club shaft are connected by a cord maintain a prescribed grip angle. The arm band is configured to adjust a distance between the elbows. An elastic clip locks onto the club shaft and is configured to encircle the club shaft, and enables easy changing of the grip angle by using an opening lever to change the locking point with a single touch. As a result, frequent changes in grip angle can be made much more easily. Three types of cords are employed, a low-elasticity cord, a high-elasticity cord, and a cord combining both are used to achieve twelve different types of training methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventor: Shuichi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11278790
    Abstract: A flipper drain device of a pinball machine is provided, including a fixed rack and a drain and ball-striking assembly. The fixed rack is mounted in the pinball machine and includes guide rods. The drain and ball-striking assembly is mounted to the guide rods, such that the drain and ball-striking assembly is leftward/rightward movable but not rotatable on the guide rods. The drain and ball-striking assembly has a drain opening and a flipper provided at each of a left part and right part thereof. The drain and ball-striking assembly includes an operation table, which is provided with an operation member. The operation member controls the drain and ball-striking assembly to selectively move leftward/rightward. The operation table is provided with an operation button on each of a left part and a right part thereof for respectively controlling the flippers of the drain and ball-striking assembly to rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventor: Chung-Po Yang
  • Patent number: 11273347
    Abstract: Grip with electronic system and exterior venting. In an embodiment, the grip comprises a main body comprising a shaft cavity extending from an open first end to a second end. The grip also comprises an end cap that is attached to the second end of the main body. The end cap comprises a base adjacent to the second end of the main body, which comprises one or more vent openings to one or more vent paths. The end cap also comprises a side wall extending from the base and defining an interior cavity. The end cap further comprises one or more vent paths. Each vent path provides fluid communication between at least one of the vent opening(s) and at least one of one or more vent holes in an exterior surface of the side wall. An electronic system is positioned within the interior cavity of the end cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: LAMKIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Carl W. Pettersen, Feliciano Guillen Hernandez, Noel Perez Granados
  • Patent number: 11262170
    Abstract: The invention relates to dartboard games, where projectiles are thrown at a target. The face of the dartboard has a realistic, lifelike image of a game animal, and the higher scoring regions correlate to the kill zone of the game animal's anatomy. Lower scoring regions correlate to the rest of the body of the game animal, and penalty scoring regions may be present, scoring negative points. Players try to land their darts in certain scoring regions in order to score the most points, depending upon the rules of the game. Rules are provided for a 300 point and 21 point game. If the images are printed on the dartboard, the darts may be thrown or launched with an apparatus like a mini-bow or blow-gun. If the images are projected, the darts may be virtual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventor: Frank Dennis
  • Patent number: 11253753
    Abstract: A tennis racket with a more-responsive string configuration is an apparatus that allows a user to hit a tennis ball with spin and power in a controlled manner. The apparatus includes a closed-shape beam, a throat, an elongated handle, and a plurality of lines. The elongated handle allows the user to firmly grasp the apparatus, and the throat connects the elongated handle to the closed-shape beam. The plurality of lines is tensionably mounted within the closed-shape beam in order to provide the present invention with an elastic contact area for the tennis ball. Each of the plurality of lines includes a first string and a second string, which are positioned along each other for each of the plurality of lines. In addition, a lateral surface of the first string is positioned tangent to a lateral surface of the second string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventor: Ronald B Carter
  • Patent number: 11219807
    Abstract: A sports training assembly includes a plurality of remote targets. Each of the remote targets is positionable on a training field and each of the remote targets respectively emits a visual alert when the respective remote target is turned on. In this way the respective remote target is established as the desired target for the athlete to strike. A base target is positionable on the training field and the base target emits a visual alert when the base target is turned on thereby establishing the base target as the desired target for the athlete to strike. Moreover, the base target is in electrical communication with each of the remote targets and the base target turns on each of the remote targets in a random sequence. A plurality of balls is provided and each of the base and remote targets is mounted on a respective one of the balls. Moreover, each of the balls is biased to vertically orient the remote and base targets for striking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Inventor: Thomas Johnson