Patents by Inventor Adam Krefting

Adam Krefting has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10293640
    Abstract: An insert for a pneumatic tire including an annular member adapted to contact at least 10% of an interior surface of the pneumatic tire and provide an outward pressure thereagainst. An insert for a pneumatic tire including an annular member adapted to contact at least 10% of an interior surface of the pneumatic tire and provide an outward pressure thereagainst, and an inflatable bladder disposed adjacent to the annular member. A tire assembly including a pneumatic tire having an interior surface and an annular member contacting at least 10% of the interior surface and providing an outward pressure thereagainst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: CushCore, LLLC
    Inventor: Adam Krefting
  • Publication number: 20190143763
    Abstract: An insert for a pneumatic tire including an annular member adapted to contact at least 10% of an interior surface of the pneumatic tire and provide an outward pressure thereagainst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: CushCore, LLC
    Inventor: Adam Krefting
  • Patent number: 10286736
    Abstract: An insert for a pneumatic tire including an annular member adapted to contact at least 10% of an interior surface of the pneumatic tire and provide an outward pressure thereagainst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: CushCore, LLC
    Inventor: Adam Krefting
  • Publication number: 20190111993
    Abstract: A mechanism and method for externally adjusting the mid-valve stiffness is described and enables adjustment of a mid-valve functionality without disassembly of a suspension system incorporating the invention. The effect of this adjustment on the damping curve is far greater than either low-speed compression adjusters or conventional high-speed compression adjusters. The apparatus combines the valve-stiffening system of a high speed compression adjuster with the sensitivity of the mid-valve. Externally accessible adjustment members are operatively coupled to the mid-valve components located internally in a fork so that manipulation of the adjustment members causes adjustment of the mid-valve and the damping force created by the mid-valve. The apparatus may be utilized in closed cartridge suspension forks (CCSF) and open cartridge suspension forks (OCSF) and other shocks or suspension dampers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: Kreft, LLC
    Inventor: Adam Krefting
  • Publication number: 20180370303
    Abstract: An annular and ring extends around the interior of a wheel/rim on which a tire is mounted. The inner diameter of the annular ring is sized for a snug fit on the wheel rim. A tensioning cable extends through the tubular ring and opposed arms are attached to the ring and are movable between disengaged and engaged positions. The apparatus is selectively movable by actuation of a cable tensioner between a first, disengaged position where the arms do not engage the tire and thereby lock it to the rim, and a second, engaged position in which the arm bear against the tire beads, capturing the tire beads between the rim flanges and the wing members to lock the tire to the rim and to create and/or enhances the air-tight seal between the tire and the rim. The bead lock apparatus may be beneficially used in combination with a foam insert for enhanced tire performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: CushCore, LLC
    Inventor: Adam Krefting
  • Publication number: 20180370305
    Abstract: Air valve for a pneumatic tire has a threaded shaft between a first end defining an air inlet and an opposite, second end that is located within the bounded space of a tire mounted on a rim. The air passageway through the air valve has at least one outlet at the distal end of the valve that exists the device through a side portion rather than the terminal end of the device. In a preferred embodiment the air passageway is T-shaped so that air flowing into the tire flows in a non-linear path, exiting the air outlets transverse to the air flow through the inlet into the air passageway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: CushCore, LLC
    Inventor: Adam Krefting
  • Publication number: 20170057303
    Abstract: An insert for a pneumatic tire including an annular member adapted to contact at least 10% of an interior surface of the pneumatic tire and provide an outward pressure thereagainst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventor: Adam Krefting
  • Publication number: 20160089934
    Abstract: An insert for a pneumatic tire including an annular member adapted to contact at least 10% of an interior surface of the pneumatic tire and provide an outward pressure thereagainst. An insert for a pneumatic tire including an annular member adapted to contact at least 10% of an interior surface of the pneumatic tire and provide an outward pressure thereagainst, and an inflatable bladder disposed adjacent to the annular member. A tire assembly including a pneumatic tire having an interior surface and an annular member contacting at least 10% of the interior surface and providing an outward pressure thereagainst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventor: Adam Krefting