Patents Examined by Raleigh W. Chiu
  • Patent number: 10773152
    Abstract: An intelligent magic cube, and a sensing shaft center structure and a timing method used thereby. The sensing shaft center structure comprises a main body; the main body comprises a core (1) having an internal cavity, and several tubular shafts (2) communicated with the core (1). An internal central control module (3) is provided inside the cavity, and comprises a state obtaining unit. Each tubular shaft (2) is provided with a state signal sending set (4). The state signal sending set (4) comprises a signal selector and multiple signal exciters. The signal selector may be paired with any signal exciter, and generate a corresponding state signal. The state obtaining unit is configured to be able to receive the state signal sent from the state signal sending set (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventors: Ziming Su, Juncheng Zhou, Changping Li
  • Patent number: 10758802
    Abstract: A training device for use with a goal having a pair of posts and a crossbar, includes a pair of side panels, each side panel being disposed adjacent each of the pair of posts, each side panel including a pair of first arms disposed parallel with the pair of posts, upper and lower transverse members extending between the pair of first arms, a first netting covering the area defined by the pair of first arms, and the upper and lower transverse members, and at least one hinge coupling one of the first arms to an adjacent post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventor: Neal ViaCava
  • Patent number: 10741014
    Abstract: A crane or claw machine in combination with an adjustable prize chute. The prize chute having four inner panels and four corner panels movable with respect to each other. A groove allows for the adjusting and repositioning of the panels for smaller or larger chute sizes. A pivot allows for adjustment of the panels with respect to each other, enlarging or shrinking the size of the chute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventors: Glenn Kramer, Steven J Paris
  • Patent number: 10729943
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a grommet and a grommet strip for a ball game racket as well as to a specific ball game racket for receiving the grommet according to the invention or the grommet strip according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Head Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf Schwenger, Harald Rosenkranz
  • Patent number: 10724832
    Abstract: A throwing game includes a simulated axe formed from a low density material and and a target including vertically oriented strata formed from a compressible material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Travis Washington
  • Patent number: 10709952
    Abstract: A tennis stoke practice device comprises a tube comprising a first end, a second end and a hollow interior. The first end and the second end are operable for joining of accessories. A grip-bud is removably joinable to the first end. The grip-bud is configured to close the hollow interior at the first end. A grip is joined to the tube to abut the grip-bud. The grip-bud and grip comprise an octagonal shape. A movable insert is configured for projectile movement through the hollow interior in which, during a desired swing of the device, a longitudinal axis of the movable insert is substantially aligned with a longitudinal axis of the hollow interior. During an undesired swing of the device, the longitudinal axis of the movable insert rotates out of alignment with the longitudinal axis of the hollow interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Ian Shwartzman
  • Patent number: 10675526
    Abstract: Illustrative examples of a sports apparatus and methods for manufacturing a sports apparatus for sensing a scoring event, including but not limited to hockey pucks. In some examples, the sports apparatus includes a body formed of a substrate material and an additive embedded in the substrate material. The additive may be used by a sensor array to locate the position of the sports apparatus in relation to a sports goal. Example additives include an electronic object or a doping material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Stephanie Moyerman, James Brian Hall, Braxton Lathrop
  • Patent number: 10653924
    Abstract: A sports racquet capable of being tested under a racquet vibration test, and including a frame extending along a longitudinal axis. The frame includes a head portion, a handle portion, and a throat portion positioned between the head portion and the handle portion. The head portion forms a hoop that defines a string bed plane. The throat portion includes a pair of throat elements. At least the head portion and the throat portion of the racquet are formed at least in part of a fiber composite material. The head portion including a forward hoop surface and a rearward hoop surface. The distance between the forward and rearward hoop surfaces defines a beam height distance. The head portion has a maximum beam height distance of at least 19 mm. When the racquet is tested under the racquet vibration test, the racquet has a vibration of no greater than 130 Hz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Wilson Sporting Goods Co.
    Inventors: William D. Severa, Dale J. Zwack, Robert T. Kapheim, Eloisa M. Compostizo
  • Patent number: 10646753
    Abstract: A racquet includes a frame extending along a longitudinal axis. The frame includes head and handle portions, and a throat portion positioned between the head and handle portions. The head and throat portions are formed at least in part of a fiber composite material. The material includes a plurality of ply arrangements. Each of the arrangements includes one ply having a first plurality of fibers defining a first angle with respect to a composite axis, and another ply having a second plurality of fibers defining a second angle with respect to the composite axis. The first and second angles are substantially the same except the angles have opposite polarities with respect to the composite axis. The head portion includes at least three arrangements overlaying each other, and the first and second angles of at least two of the at least three arrangements are at least 35 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Wilson Sporting Goods Co.
    Inventors: William D. Severa, Dale J. Zwack, Robert T. Kapheim, Eloisa M. Compostizo
  • Patent number: 10625123
    Abstract: A first improvement to racket stringing machines, for the sport racquets in badminton, tennis, racquetball, and squash/etc. sports, includes a tensioning of two opposite strings with one string tensioning mechanism. A movable base for the racket mounting mechanism is used to link the two ends of tensioning mechanism together and achieve the object to string two strings with one action of string tensioning mechanism. A second improvement is specific for the drop weight tensioning method and includes a moving of the support frame of the drop weight, instead of the rotating the drop weight. A third improvement includes a cross-stringing aid for weaving the cross string during the stringing process. Each of these improvements, either alone or together, are believed to speed up the stringing process so that it is much faster than convention stringing equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: Haisheng Liu
  • Patent number: 10617930
    Abstract: Sports training apparatus. The sports training apparatus is used to counter and overcome the condition known as focal dystonia, more commonly referred to as ‘yips.’ One end of the apparatus comprises a mouthpiece that is sized to accommodate insertion into the mouth of an athlete. The opposite end of the apparatus is shaped to be rotatably attached onto a container with a screw top, such as a water bottle or sports drink container. An athlete, such as a golfer, may practice a sporting technique, such as swinging a golf club, while focusing on keeping liquid within the container still, which minimizes stress and anxiety caused by performance expectations. The sports training apparatus may optionally contain a centerline pointer that acts as a visual aid to inform a user where the centerline of the athlete is currently positioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Brock Gause
  • Patent number: 10610742
    Abstract: A ball holder for a table tennis table designed for non-intrusive mounting under a corner of a table tennis table. The ball holder can be manufactured in two parts for ease of sale and construction, with the two halves being easily assembled and secured by the user. The two halves can connect using a set of male and female tabs, and secure using a set of bolts. The full assembly can attach to the table tennis table through the use of four screws. Properly assembled, the ball holder can contain multiple table tennis balls in an easily accessible position, but without obstructing the players' range of motion or creating a hazard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Sport Squad, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Lee
  • Patent number: 10583341
    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 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventor: Fredric Goldstein
  • Patent number: 10561901
    Abstract: Provided is a method of evaluating stability of a golf swing. The method comprises calculating a force indicator that represents a force that acts on a body of a golfer during the golf swing and evaluating stability of the golf swing according to a magnitude of the force indicator. In the calculating, the force indicator may be calculated during the golf swing made with a specific golf club, and in the evaluating, the stability of the golf swing may be evaluated as a characteristic of the specific golf club, in accordance with the magnitude of the force indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventors: Wataru Kimizuka, Masahide Onuki, Hiroshi Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10561907
    Abstract: Provided is a racket frame on which design change can be easily performed by simple processing. The racket frame includes a head formed in a ring shape along a face. On the head, a gut groove in which a base portion for connecting grommets is to be inserted is formed in a radially outer region of the head so as to be recessed toward a radially inner side, and a deformation promotion groove is formed in the radially outer region of the head so as to be recessed toward the radially inner side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Yosuke Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10525319
    Abstract: An illuminated beer pong assembly includes a tripod, a box that is pivotally coupled to the tripod and a lid that is hingedly coupled to the box. The lid has a plurality of cup openings to receive a respective beverage cup. A plurality of game light emitters is each positioned within the box and is aligned with a respective one of the cup openings in the lid for illuminating the respective beverage cup. At least one ball, comprised of a phosphorescent material, is thrown toward a selectable one of the cup openings for playing the game of beer pong. A plurality of radiation emitters is each coupled to the box and charges the at least one ball thereby facilitating the at least one ball to glow in the dark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventor: Joseph Sabo
  • Patent number: 10518158
    Abstract: A golf practice aid (10) for establishing a circular pattern about a golf cup (C) includes a disk (12) sized to fit into the mouth of the cup. Radial lines (24) formed on the disk are evenly spaced about the disk and extend from the center to an outer edge thereof. A cord (16) of a predetermined length is tethered to the disk and is extendible outwardly from the disk to be sequentially drawn along each line, with a a marker (M) placed adjacent the outer end of the cord when the cord is fully extended. By extending the cord successively along each radial line, a circular pattern of a defined radius is formed by the markers placed about the cup, the circular pattern assisting golfers in practicing their putting, chipping, pitching, and bunker pay skills in accordance with a method of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: J. Joseph Muller
  • Patent number: 10493342
    Abstract: An apparatus for a ball stowable support is provided. The apparatus includes a frame, an elastic cover secured to the frame, and at least one leg supporting the frame. Each leg of the at least one leg has an opening. The opening is configured to retain a ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Medal Sports (Taiwan) Corporation
    Inventor: Kevin Chunhao Tsai
  • Patent number: 10490019
    Abstract: A lever handle includes a body portion that has a plate shape and is attached to a game machine so as to be able to rotationally move between a home position and a stroke end around a rotary shaft main body provided at one end, and a main light-show portion for causing the body portion to emit light. The main light-show portion includes a light source, and a light guide plate having a light incident face on which light from the light source is incident and a light exit face from which light from the light incident face exits, and includes, as the light guide plate, a light guide plate on which a reflection pattern for causing light in one of a character shape or a diagram shape to exit from the light exit face is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroaki Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 10486045
    Abstract: Tough, low-friction street hockey pucks are constructed as regular prismatic cylinders or prismatic cylinders having alternating side profiles. An internal chamber partially filled with a granular material such as sand, gravel or metal shot, or fluids such as water, oil, alcohol or ethylene glycol, and combinations thereof, helps deter a rolling motion of the puck and causes it to fall down and slide. The sliding motion is more similar to an ice-hockey puck traveling over ice, so practicing with the inventive street-hockey puck is more like ice-hockey practice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventor: Aaron D. Benjamin