Patents Examined by Raleigh W. Chiu
  • Patent number: 11679325
    Abstract: A configurable manual controller for manipulating images or symbols on a display is adapted for construction with matable building elements arranged by a user. The user forms the manual controller to exhibit a customized ornamental appearance reflecting the user's creative design preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: LEGO A/S
    Inventor: Aaron B. Sternberg
  • Patent number: 11679308
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a ball game racket frame with a head portion and a handle portion, wherein the ball game racket frame comprises a fiber composite with at least one multi-fiber roving that is at least partially twisted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Inventors: Ralf Schwenger, Stefan Mohr
  • Patent number: 11642582
    Abstract: The present invention provides a gaming system for playing a boxing inspired game. The gaming device includes two vests that communicate with each other and keep score via wireless technology. The game is played by two players at a time with the general objective being for a player to hit their opponent's vest as many times as possible within the designated time period. The device allows players to engage in three different modes. Score tracking is announced by audio and does not require any additional devices for viewing the score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Bulk Unlimited Corporation
    Inventor: Isamar Margareten
  • Patent number: 11623131
    Abstract: A sports ball rebound and boundary system including at least one portable post portion, configured to in use stand upright unsupported, and a barrier portion. The post portion and the barrier portion are configured for mutual releasable connection so that at least part of the barrier portion is extendible from the post portion to form a substantially vertically aligned planar barrier extending upwards from substantially ground level. The barrier portion is further configured to in use remain under sufficient tension to cause a ball or similar to rebound when striking the barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Inventor: Anders Wennesland
  • Patent number: 11607589
    Abstract: A device for measuring stiffness of the string bed of a racket, includes a main body adapted to sit on the string bed; a force measuring device mounted to the main body; a biasing arrangement connected to the force measuring device and adapted to be connected to the string bed for deflecting the string bed in relation to the force measuring device, and causing the force measuring device to output a signal corresponding to the deflection of the string bed; a stop connected to the main body in a manner such that the stop is not acted upon by the deflection of the string bed when deflected by the biasing arrangement and which limits the string bed to a predetermined amount of deflection by the biasing arrangement; a switch to provide an output when the string bed is deflected to at least a predetermined position; a display for displaying the stiffness of the string bed in accordance with the signal output from the force measuring device in response to a change in the output from the switch as the string bed move
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Inventor: Mark E. Van Denend
  • Patent number: 11602680
    Abstract: A ball bat includes a handle portion with a handle secured in a sleeve in the handle portion. A void is defined within the knob and is not occupied by nor positioned within handle. The void may be defined by a gap between an end of the handle and a base of a sleeve. The gap may be defined by a smaller diameter opening, ribs (integral or separate insert), or protrusions. A void may be defined between an end of the knob and a base of the sleeve and may be occupied by stiffening ribs. The knob may be formed of two parts aligned using one or both of a pin and a locking tab. Parts of the knob extending outwardly from the sleeve may also include a void.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: Baden Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: Blair J. Ellington, Kyle L. Hodge, Kaitlin Shreffler, Brent Weidenbach
  • Patent number: 11583748
    Abstract: A teaching tool for use by an instructor teaching proper footwork and effective swing techniques to students of the game of tennis as well as to students of other racket-based sports. The teaching tool provides an elongated member and a mounting member extending perpendicularly from the distal end of the elongated member. A target object is connected to the distal end of the mounting member. The target object and distal end of the elongated member may be separated by a target distance defined, in part, by the size of racket the student is using. In use, the instructor can directly and selectively control the movement of the target object to simulate imparted spin and motion of the target object before and after the student strikes the target object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Inventors: David Alexander Siudzinski, John Carlo Manigaulte
  • Patent number: 11565159
    Abstract: There is provided a golf club head cover with golf ball holders on the outside comprising of a golf club head cover, golf ball holders attached to the outside of the golf club head cover and fasteners that attach the golf ball holders to the golf club head cover. The golf ball holders may form an animal or character feature such as an eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventor: Victor Manuel Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 11560193
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, coordinate dynamic adjustments of a trailer based in part on a user profile associated with a user physically present at the trailer and an activity profile associated with an activity selected to be performed at the trailer. A dynamic adjustment may modify a tilt of a lower surface of the trailer. A dynamic adjustment may modify a dimension(s) of the trailer based in part on a detected object(s). Various dynamic adjustments may occur concurrently, individually and/or sequentially. The trailer may be a moveable trailer for temporary attachment with a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Yang and Cohen Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Adeel Yang, Michael Leong, Ahmad Yang
  • Patent number: 11554303
    Abstract: The disclosed flying ring game includes a flying ring and a rectangular game board having two opposing short ends and two lateral sides, wherein the rectangular game board is disposed at a ten degree angle from a flat reference and defines a circular opening proximal a short end. The flying ring game also comprises a light stick and base adjacent a middle of each of the opposing short ends and the lateral sides. Each light stick is mounted to an interconnecting base and has a rubber ball at its top and a light source adjacent the light stick. The flying ring game also includes a stand alone light stick having a circular base and a rubber ball at its top. A method of playing the disclosed flying ring game with multiple game boards and multiple interconnected light sticks and multiple stand alone light sticks is also included in the disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Inventor: Leif Osthus
  • Patent number: 11545009
    Abstract: A medal arrangement device and a medal game machine are disclosed. A medal arrangement device has a holder and a supplier with a medal hopper and a guide unit. A medal passage has a first medal passage part and a second medal passage part. The guide has an upstream abutting part and a downstream abutting part provided on a first side wall surface side of the first medal passage part. When one medal ejected from the medal hopper reaches a predetermined position of the downstream end portion, at least a part of the upstream abutting part and at least a part of the downstream abutting part are located in the first medal passage part to press the medal against the second side wall surface. When the medal passes through the predetermined position, the downstream abutting part retracts to an outside of the first medal passage part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Inventors: Yuichiro Sagawa, Akira Hanamata
  • Patent number: 11541282
    Abstract: A racquet including a frame including a head portion, a handle portion, and a throat portion. The head portion is a tubular structure including inner and outer peripheral walls, each having inner and outer surfaces. The head portion of the racquet being formed of a fiber composite material. The fiber composite material includes a plurality of ply arrangements. Each includes a pair of plies defining first and second angles with respect to a composite axis. A section of the outer peripheral wall from the inner surface to the outer surface includes at least three ply arrangements overlaying each other, and the first and second angles of at least two of the at least three ply arrangements being at least 35 degrees. When the racquet is tested under a racquet torsional stability test, the racquet has an angular deflection of less than 5.5 degrees about a longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Wilson Sporting Goods Co.
    Inventors: William D. Severa, Dale J. Zwack, Robert T. Kapheim, Eloisa M. Compostizo
  • Patent number: 11517829
    Abstract: Provided herein is a gaming assembly having two or more collapsible frames, two or more facings, and one or more means for attachment. Each of the frames may be composed of first and second upright frame members that are connected by one or more crossbar frame members to define a vertical plane. Each of the two or more facings is configured to fasten to the upright frame members and the crossbar frame members, covering the vertical plane. The facings feature one or more means for capturing the one or more means for attachment, such as by means of magnetic strips. The means for attachment may be made of a material such as rope with pieces of magnetic metal attached at each end, and is used to connect a first frame to a second frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Inventor: Roberto Parker Rey
  • Patent number: 11491379
    Abstract: There is herein described a range of sporting products comprising sucker elements, which can be used in various uses such as on products which require, for example, hand or any other type of grip contact. The grip contact may be with the feet or hands (or any other part of the body). The sporting products that the grips may be used on may comprise rackets (e.g. for tennis/badminton/squash etc.), bats (e.g. cricket/baseball/table-tennis etc.), bicycles, motorcycles, golf clubs, water sports (surfing, windsurfing) etc. The sucker elements may also be included with other sporting product such as on the inside and/or outside of running sock or shoes for example. There is also described a range of industrial products comprising sucker elements which can be used in a range of applications such as on a range of vehicle parts (e.g. bus rails, train rails, boat rails, steering wheels, motorbike handles and foot pegs etc.), industrial machinery (e.g. handles for tools such as drills, pneumatic drills etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventor: Ronald McCuaig
  • Patent number: 11484764
    Abstract: A scoring system is disclosed for a shuffleboard table 2 having a sliding surface 4 on which a puck 6 can be thrown. A camera 26 is arranged to point in a direction 28 that is angled relative to the normal 30 of the sliding surface 4. A puck 6 can be thrown and a computer 32 can detect a moving object within a throwing zone 16. The computer 32 analyses whether the detected moving object corresponds to a valid puck. When all pucks are stationary on the sliding surface 4 the computer 32 can calculate a score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Electric Shuffle IP Limited
    Inventors: Jason Dale, Stephen Moore
  • Patent number: 11478686
    Abstract: A tunable insert is provided that may be placed within a baseball/softball bat at or near its sweet spot. The insert may allow for fine tuning of the bat's compressive strength, and thus the bat's performance. Two opposing inner sleeves may be received within a tapered inner core and may be drawn together with a threaded fastening member. When the inner sleeves are pulled together, the insert segments are pushed outward. The segmented outer piece of the insert may be directly in contact with a ring member or inner barrel that is positioned between the barrel and the tunable insert. When torque is applied to the threaded fastener, the segmented outer piece expands, thus also expanding the ring member. As the ring member expands, it gets nearer to the bat's inner surface. The relative distance of the ring member to the bat's inner surface tunes the stiffness of the bat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Inventors: Doug Guenther, Marc Schmidt
  • 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