Patents by Inventor Beppo Hilfiker

Beppo Hilfiker 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).

  • Publication number: 20140001728
    Abstract: A bicycle including a frame that has a bottom bracket, a first bicycle component, a second bicycle component coupled and responsive to the first bicycle component, and a sensor apparatus coupled to and sandwiched between the first component and the second component. The bicycle also includes a pedal coupled to the crankset and operable to propel the bicycle in response to a force acting on the pedal. The first bicycle component is acted upon by the pedal in response to the force. The sensor apparatus includes a sensor element positioned to sense a force transferred from the first component to the second component and indicative of the force acting on the pedal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPONENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Beppo Hilfiker, Joël J. Niederhauser, Christopher P. D'Aluisio
  • Patent number: 7794138
    Abstract: An operating mechanism of a multifunctional device which can be worn on the wrist and has a housing with integrated electronics. The operating mechanism is integrated into the housing and has an operating element which is a one-piece or multi-piece setting stem. The setting stem partly crosses the housing, and the setting stem is arranged parallel to a planar enlargement of the housing and is rotatably and linearly moveably mounted. The setting stem can be moved linearly parallel to the longitudinal axis and rotatively about the rotational axis/longitudinal axis by a first operating watch button and optionally with a second operating watch button. The movement of the setting stem triggers various contacts on a contact plate, from which contacts electronic signals are sent to the electronics, as a result of which the electronic control of the multifunctional device is effected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Inventor: Beppo Hilfiker
  • Publication number: 20090175130
    Abstract: An operating mechanism of a multifunctional device which can be worn on the wrist and has a housing with integrated electronics. The operating mechanism is integrated into the housing and has an operating element which is a one-piece or multi-piece setting stem. The setting stem partly crosses the housing, and the setting stem is arranged parallel to a planar enlargement of the housing and is rotatably and linearly moveably mounted. The setting stem can be moved linearly parallel to the longitudinal axis and rotatively about the rotational axis/longitudinal axis by a first operating watch button and optionally with a second operating watch button. The movement of the setting stem triggers various contacts on a contact plate, from which contacts electronic signals are sent to the electronics, as a result of which the electronic control of the multifunctional device is effected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventor: Beppo Hilfiker
  • Publication number: 20070293371
    Abstract: A stamina sport training program is described, which is computed by way of evaluation of personal training data of a training person. The stamina sport training program is dynamically adapted by way of inputting a training goal and a possible time budget. A training person registers on an interment portal (13) which is connected to a computation device (10). The computation device (10), from readings which are recorded and stored with a measurement device (20) during a training session (2) of the training person, and additional input parameters able to be inputted by the training person, calculates the stamina sport training program of the pending training sessions in the future. On computing the stamina sport training program, the stored readings and input parameters of the implemented training sessions (2) are also taken into account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventors: Beppo Hilfiker, Georg Ladig, Robert Kuhnen