Patents by Inventor Frank Kilby

Frank Kilby 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: 5904638
    Abstract: An adjustment mechanism for an exercise machine enables the relative position between a support for the operator of the machine and an exercise member to be adjusted by the operator while in the exercise position. In a particular embodiment, the mechanism adjusts the longitudinal position of a pedal assembly of a recumbent bike exerciser. The operator is supported by a seat on a fixed frame member, and the pedal assembly is mounted on an extension member that slides longitudinally with respect to the fixed frame. Various mechanisms are provided for the operator to conveniently position the pedal assembly relative to the seat while the operator is seated in an exercising position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1999
    Assignee: Pacific Fitness Corporation
    Inventors: Theodore G. Habing, Frank Kilby
  • Patent number: 5580337
    Abstract: An adjustment mechanism for an exercise machine enables the relative position between a support for the operator of the machine and an exercise member to be adjusted by the operator while in the exercise position. In a particular embodiment, the mechanism adjusts the longitudinal position of a pedal assembly of a recumbent bike exerciser. The operator is supported by a seat on a fixed frame member, and the pedal assembly is mounted on an extension member that slides longitudinally with respect to the fixed frame. A chain attached to the underside of the extension member is engaged by a drive sprocket rotatably mounted on the fixed frame. The drive sprocket is carried on one end of a shaft, and a ratcheting handle is coupled to the other end of the shaft. The handle extends upwardly adjacent to the operator's seat for convenient use by the operator while seated in an exercise position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Assignee: Pacific Fitness Corporation
    Inventors: Theodore G. Habing, Frank Kilby
  • Patent number: 4953822
    Abstract: An adjustable arm structure capable of being used to support comparatively heavy lamps, books and the like can be constructed so as to use two adjustable arm assemblies. Each of these assemblies uses two parallel links, one of which is attached to a sector plate. The sector plates are clamped together in the structure in a connecting joint at a location remote from where the links are pivotally connected to or in the connecting joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 4, 1990
    Assignee: Eldon Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry Sharber, Frank Kilby