Patents by Inventor Andrew P. Lull

Andrew P. Lull 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: 10571349
    Abstract: A power measurement assembly mounted within an axle. In a specific example, the axle is a spindle that is interconnects the cranks of a bicycle, exercise, bicycle, or other fitness equipment. The power measurement assembly may include strain gauges connected with an appropriate circuit (e.g., Wheatstone bridge) that provides an output of the force on the axle by a rider pedaling the crank. In the case of an axle, the strain gauges measure the torsion due to the applied torque on the crank. The value is converted to a power value by a processor and that value is then wirelessly transmitted for display. The processor and/or the transmitter may be mounted within the axle. A separate power measurement assembly may be mounted on one of the cranks, which may include its own processor and transmitter or may take advantage of the processor and transmitter within the axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Foundation Fitness, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew P. Lull, Patrick A. Warner
  • Publication number: 20190118035
    Abstract: A power measurement device, which may be mounted to an inside area of a crank arm, includes processing circuitry within a housing. The processing circuitry is coupled with strain gauges mounted on the crank arm, and produces a power value that is wireless transmitted to a separate display that may receive and display power measurements. The housing may include a mounted portion and a cantilever portion where the mounted portion houses the processing circuitry and the cantilever portion houses batteries supply energy for the processing circuitry and other features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: Foundation Fitness, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew P. Lull, Eric Golesh
  • Publication number: 20180296896
    Abstract: A bicycle trainer including folding legs and a vertically adjustable frame member supporting an axle and cassette where a rider mounts the rear frame, such as dropouts, of a conventional bicycle with the rear wheel removed. The trainer includes a flywheel with a magnetic brake assembly controlled through an open protocol and configured to receive wireless transmitted signals from an app running on a smart phone or other such applications. The flywheel assembly also includes a bracket coupling the magnetic brake with a frame. A strain gauge is mounted on the bracket to detect torque, which is used to calculate a rider's power while using the trainer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: Wahoo Fitness LLC
    Inventors: Harold M. Hawkins, III, Andrew P. Lull
  • Patent number: 10076681
    Abstract: A power measurement device, which may be mounted to an inside area of a crank arm, includes processing circuitry within a housing. The processing circuitry is coupled with strain gauges mounted on the crank arm, and produces a power value that is wireless transmitted to a separate display that may receive and display power measurements. The housing may include a mounted portion and a cantilever portion where the mounted portion houses the processing circuitry and the cantilever portion houses batteries supply energy for the processing circuitry and other features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Foundation Fitness, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew P. Lull, Eric Golesh
  • Publication number: 20180209862
    Abstract: A power measurement assembly mounted within an axle. In a specific example, the axle is a spindle that is interconnects the cranks of a bicycle, exercise, bicycle, or other fitness equipment. The power measurement assembly may include strain gauges connected with an appropriate circuit (e.g., Wheatstone bridge) that provides an output of the force on the axle by a rider pedaling the crank. In the case of an axle, the strain gauges measure the torsion due to the applied torque on the crank. The value is converted to a power value by a processor and that value is then wirelessly transmitted for display. The processor and/or the transmitter may be mounted within the axle. A separate power measurement assembly may be mounted on one of the cranks, which may include its own processor and transmitter or may take advantage of the processor and transmitter within the axle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: Foundation Fitness, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew P. Lull, Patrick A. Warner
  • Patent number: 9999818
    Abstract: A bicycle trainer including folding legs and a vertically adjustable frame member supporting an axle and cassette where a rider mounts the rear frame, such as dropouts, of a conventional bicycle with the rear wheel removed. The trainer includes a flywheel with a magnetic brake assembly controlled through an open protocol and configured to receive wireless transmitted signals from an app running on a smart phone or other such applications. The flywheel assembly also includes a bracket coupling the magnetic brake with a frame. A strain gauge is mounted on the bracket to detect torque, which is used to calculate a rider's power while using the trainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: WAHOO FITNESS LLC
    Inventors: Harold M. Hawkins, III, Andrew P. Lull
  • Patent number: 9921118
    Abstract: A power measurement assembly mounted within an axle. In a specific example, the axle is a spindle that is interconnects the cranks of a bicycle, exercise, bicycle, or other fitness equipment. The power measurement assembly may include strain gauges connected with an appropriate circuit (e.g., Wheatstone bridge) that provides an output of the force on the axle by a rider pedaling the crank. In the case of an axle, the strain gauges measure the torsion due to the applied torque on the crank. The value is converted to a power value by a processor and that value is then wirelessly transmitted for display. The processor and/or the transmitter may be mounted within the axle. A separate power measurement assembly may be mounted on one of the cranks, which may include its own processor and transmitter or may take advantage of the processor and transmitter within the axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: FOUNDATION FITNESS, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew P. Lull, Patrick A. Warner
  • Publication number: 20170065848
    Abstract: A power measurement device, which may be mounted to an inside area of a crank arm, includes processing circuitry within a housing. The processing circuitry is coupled with strain gauges mounted on the crank arm, and produces a power value that is wireless transmitted to a separate display that may receive and display power measurements. The housing may include a mounted portion and a cantilever portion where the mounted portion houses the processing circuitry and the cantilever portion houses batteries supply energy for the processing circuitry and other features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: Foundation Fitness, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew P. Lull, Eric Golesh
  • Patent number: 9417144
    Abstract: A power measurement device, which may be mounted to an inside area of a crank arm, includes processing circuitry within a housing. The processing circuitry is coupled with strain gauges mounted on the crank arm, and produces a power value that is wireless transmitted to a separate display that may receive and display power measurements. The housing may include a mounted portion and a cantilever portion where the mounted portion houses the processing circuitry and the cantilever portion houses batteries supply energy for the processing circuitry and other features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Foundation Fitness, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew P. Lull, Eric Golesh
  • Patent number: 9358418
    Abstract: An indoor cycling device including a unique frame arrangement with fore and aft adjustable seat and handlebar assemblies. The assemblies support a seat and handlebars for fore and aft movement. The assemblies may include a receiver with an elongate aperture with a slider positioned therein. The slider defines a first channel receiving a moveable member. A handle is operably coupled with the member to move the member within the channel in a first direction or a second direction such that a frictionally coupling is caused between the slider and the receiver when the slider is moved in the first direction and releases the coupling when the slider is moved in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Foundation Fitness, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Golesh, Andrew P. Lull
  • Patent number: 9044635
    Abstract: An exercise bicycle including a frame supporting a flywheel. A magnetic brake assembly includes a brake arm pivotally mounted to the frame and including at least one magnet. The magnet is positioned adjacent to the flywheel and not in contact with the flywheel, the position of the magnet relative to the flywheel inducing a magnetic braking force on the flywheel. The pivot of the brake arm is positioned such that a pivot force vector induced on the brake arm by the magnetic braking acts to pivot the brake arm away from the flywheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Foundation Fitness, LLC
    Inventor: Andrew P. Lull
  • Publication number: 20150065308
    Abstract: An indoor cycling device including a unique frame arrangement with fore and aft adjustable seat and handlebar assemblies. The assemblies support a seat and handlebars for fore and aft movement. The assemblies may include a receiver with an elongate aperture with a slider positioned therein. The slider defines a first channel receiving a moveable member. A handle is operably coupled with the member to move the member within the channel in a first direction or a second direction such that a frictionally coupling is caused between the slider and the receiver when the slider is moved in the first direction and releases the coupling when the slider is moved in the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Foundation Fitness, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Golesh, Andrew P. Lull
  • Patent number: 8834324
    Abstract: An exercise bicycle including a frame supporting a wheel such as a flywheel. A brake assembly (or resistance assembly) including a brake arm is pivotally coupled with the frame. The brake arm assembly includes a brake pad engaging the flywheel to alter the power needed to rotate the flywheel during exercise. A brake adjustment assembly is operably coupled with the brake arm. The adjustment assembly includes a shaft rotatably supported on the frame and mounted to be translated toward the flywheel while being restricted from translating away from the flywheel. A spring is positioned between the threaded shaft and the brake arm whereby rotation of the shaft increases or decreases compression of the spring thereby increasing or decreasing a frictional force between the brake pad and the flywheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Foundation Fitness, LLC
    Inventor: Andrew P. Lull
  • Patent number: 8827871
    Abstract: An indoor cycling device including a unique frame arrangement with fore and aft adjustable seat and handlebar assemblies. The assemblies support a seat and handlebars for fore and aft movement. The assemblies may include a receiver with an elongate aperture with a slider positioned therein. The slider defines a first channel receiving a moveable member. A handle is operably coupled with the member to move the member within the channel in a first direction or a second direction such that a frictionally coupling is caused between the slider and the receiver when the slider is moved in the first direction and releases the coupling when the slider is moved in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Foundation Fitness, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Golesh, Andrew P. Lull
  • Patent number: 8814183
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention involve a steerable running stroller including a lower frame assembly supporting two rear wheels and an upper frame assembly supporting a front wheel. A self centering hinge mechanism, which may define a physical pivot axis or a virtual pivot axis, is coupled between the lower frame assembly and the upper frame assembly. The pivot axis defined by the self centering hinge mechanism is positioned at an angle, which may be an obtuse angle, such that the front wheel is normally in a straight orientation with respect to the rear wheels, and when a user imparts a turning force, the front wheel both turns and tilts relative to the rear wheels. When the turning force is removed, the self centering hinge mechanism acts to return the running stroller to a straight rolling orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventors: Gregory P. Durbin, Andrew P. Lull
  • Publication number: 20140165744
    Abstract: A power measurement assembly mounted within an axle. In a specific example, the axle is a spindle that is interconnects the cranks of a bicycle, exercise, bicycle, or other fitness equipment. The power measurement assembly may include strain gauges connected with an appropriate circuit (e.g., Wheatstone bridge) that provides an output of the force on the axle by a rider pedaling the crank. In the case of an axle, the strain gauges measure the torsion due to the applied torque on the crank. The value is converted to a power value by a processor and that value is then wirelessly transmitted for display. The processor and/or the transmitter may be mounted within the axle. A separate power measurement assembly may be mounted on one of the cranks, which may include its own processor and transmitter or may take advantage of the processor and transmitter within the axle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Foundation Fitness, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew P. Lull, Patrick A. Warner
  • Publication number: 20140171272
    Abstract: A bicycle trainer including folding legs and a vertically adjustable frame member supporting an axle and cassette where a rider mounts the rear frame, such as dropouts, of a conventional bicycle with the rear wheel removed. The trainer includes a flywheel with a magnetic brake assembly controlled through an open protocol and configured to receive wireless transmitted signals from an app running on a smart phone or other such applications. The flywheel assembly also includes a bracket coupling the magnetic brake with a frame. A strain gauge is mounted on the bracket to detect torque, which is used to calculate a rider's power while using the trainer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Wahoo Fitness LLC
    Inventors: Harold M. Hawkins, III, Andrew P. Lull
  • Publication number: 20120214646
    Abstract: A power measurement device, which may be mounted to an inside area of a crank arm, includes processing circuitry within a housing. The processing circuitry is coupled with strain gauges mounted on the crank arm, and produces a power value that is wireless transmitted to a separate display that may receive and display power measurements. The housing may include a mounted portion and a cantilever portion where the mounted portion houses the processing circuitry and the cantilever portion houses batteries supply energy for the processing circuitry and other features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: Foundation Fitness, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew P. Lull, Eric Golesh
  • Publication number: 20120122633
    Abstract: An indoor cycling device including a unique frame arrangement with fore and aft adjustable seat and handlebar assemblies. The assemblies support a seat and handlebars for fore and aft movement. The assemblies may include a receiver with an elongate aperture with a slider positioned therein. The slider defines a first channel receiving a moveable member. A handle is operably coupled with the member to move the member within the channel in a first direction or a second direction such that a frictionally coupling is caused between the slider and the receiver when the slider is moved in the first direction and releases the coupling when the slider is moved in the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: Foundation Fitness, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Golesh, Andrew P. Lull
  • Publication number: 20120088638
    Abstract: An exercise bicycle including a frame supporting a flywheel. A magnetic brake assembly includes a brake arm pivotally mounted to the frame and including at least one magnet. The magnet is positioned adjacent to the flywheel and not in contact with the flywheel, the position of the magnet relative to the flywheel inducing a magnetic braking force on the flywheel. The pivot of the brake arm is positioned such that a pivot force vector induced on the brake arm by the magnetic braking acts to pivot the brake arm away from the flywheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventor: Andrew P. Lull