Patents by Inventor Larry Koenig

Larry Koenig 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: 20190022451
    Abstract: The disclosed apparatus, systems and methods relate to a bi-bell exercise device for low-impact exercises. The bi-bell can be used in place of a kettle bell, and has two handles and a selectively rotatable weight. The bi-bell can be used in a fixed configuration, where the weight does not move relative to the handles, or a rotating configuration, where the weight is free to rotate relative to a central post.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventor: Larry Koenig
  • Patent number: 10029142
    Abstract: The disclosed apparatus, systems and methods relate to a bi-bell exercise device for low-impact exercises. The bi-bell can be used in place of a kettle bell, and has two handles and a selectively rotatable weight. The bi-bell can be used in a fixed configuration, where the weight does not move relative to the handles, or a rotating configuration, where the weight is free to rotate relative to a central post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Exodus Direct LLC
    Inventor: Larry Koenig
  • Publication number: 20160144219
    Abstract: The disclosed apparatus, systems and methods relate to a bi-bell exercise device for low-impact exercises. The bi-bell can be used in place of a kettle bell, and has two handles and a selectively rotatable weight. The bi-bell can be used in a fixed configuration, where the weight does not move relative to the handles, or a rotating configuration, where the weight is free to rotate relative to a central post.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventor: Larry Koenig
  • Publication number: 20050240506
    Abstract: A method for selling shares of stock by a private corporation at different arrangements through a capital raising auction to a plurality of accredited investors. Auction is conducted through an on-line network of computers operating independently but linked to the central computer. Bidders are registered as accredited investors. Corporation inputs business plan and request for auction to a moderator who determines feasibility from an analysis score by investors. Corporation data is finalized with shares available and price per share. Investor inputs bid or re bid on shares, price per share, bid requirements, added value and response time. Corporation and the investor negotiate until criteria acceptance or non response. Closing date or no shares available, whichever comes first, concludes auction regardless of any negotiation stage. Stock sale is finalized through escrow where winners or corporation can cancel. Winners can auction their shares in a similar manner for an early exit strategy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2004
    Publication date: October 27, 2005
    Inventor: Larry Koenig
  • Patent number: 6641510
    Abstract: There is provided a unique weight lifting spotting pin which provides an assist to the weight lifter to speed the development of his lifting ability. The inventive spotter pins mount to typical weight lifting power rack to provide a rest for a weight bar. A helical spring forms the weight bearing element of the spotter pin, flexing downwardly under the weight of the resting weight bar. As a lifter begins to lift the weight bar, the helical spring tends to return to its natural, unflexed position, thereby helping to snap the weight bar upwardly from the spotter pin. With an assist in initiating the lift, a weight lifter may more rapidly increase his lift weight, thereby speeding the training time required to achieve a desired weight lift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Inventor: Larry Koenig
  • Publication number: 20020142893
    Abstract: There is provided a unique weight lifting spotting pin which provides an assist to the weight lifter to speed the development of his lifting ability. The inventive spotter pins mount to typical weight lifting power rack to provide a rest for a weight bar. A helical spring forms the weight bearing element of the spotter pin, flexing downwardly under the weight of the resting weight bar. As a lifter begins to lift the weight bar, the helical spring tends to return to its natural, unflexed position, thereby helping to snap the weight bar upwardly from the spotter pin. With an assist in initiating the lift, a weight lifter may more rapidly increase his lift weight, thereby speeding the training time required to achieve a desired weight lift.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2001
    Publication date: October 3, 2002
    Inventor: Larry Koenig
  • Patent number: 6454285
    Abstract: A wheelchair for use in care facilities includes a seat lift mechanism and a chair tilt mechanism both of which are actuated by a single lever. Operation of the lever elevates the rear of the seat and raises the rear of the wheelchair thereby moving the wheelchair occupant toward a standing position and reduces the lifting effort of the attendant in assisting the debilitated patient to move out of the wheelchair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Inventor: Larry Koenig
  • Patent number: 6179757
    Abstract: Exercise apparatus for strengthening the arm, shoulder, and back muscles. A weight bearing bar capable of holding free weights is moved through a path as the user draws a pair of elongate handles over the front of the body. As the weight bearing bar is moved, the moment arm of the weight is reduced, thereby reducing the effort required to draw the elongate levers downward as the leverage of the user's muscles declines. The elongate handles are mounted to a moveable assembly which is rotatable over a limited range and also is pivotable toward the user. The apparatus may be placed in a storage position when use is complete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Assignee: Jam'n Fitness Corp.
    Inventor: Larry Koenig
  • Patent number: 6019711
    Abstract: Exercise apparatus for building strength in the lower extremities while reducing the risk of injury to knee joints. A weight-bearing lever is pivotable upon a first post located forward and to the side of a seat for the user. A second pivotable arm which has a cushioned leg bar mounted to it is pivotable about a second pivot point on the first post. A roller bearing extends from the pivotable arm and is received by a bearing race fixed to the underside of the weight-bearing lever. As the user moves the leg bar forward and upward, the roller urges the weight-bearing lever upward. The Rolling Fulcrum.TM. pivot support of the weight-bearing lever moves away from the user reducing the moment arm of the weight on the weight-bearing arm as the user's legs approach full extension at the knee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2000
    Assignee: Jam'n Fitness Corp.
    Inventor: Larry Koenig
  • Patent number: 5957817
    Abstract: An improved exercise apparatus for muscles of the upper extremities, mid-back, and posterior shoulder girdle provides negative variable resistance as the muscles are contracted over a wide range of motion while maintaining proper joint alignment in the shoulders, elbows, and wrists. A movable weight carrying assembly has a transverse handlebar from the ends of which extend handle members which the user grasps to pivot the weight carrying assembly toward himself or herself while moving the arms from an outstretched position to a position with the elbows flexed, scapulae adducted, and the trapezius muscles contracted in a shrugging action. The weight carrying assembly is adjustable for varying heights of user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Assignee: Jam'n Fitness Corp.
    Inventors: Larry Koenig, Lyle Hyke
  • Patent number: 5897473
    Abstract: Exercise apparatus for building strength in the lower extremities while reducing the risk of injury to knee joints. A bench provides a surface on which a user may lie in a prone position. A pivot support member stands beside the bench. A weight-bearing lever is pivotable upon the pivot support member at a horizontal pivot located alongside the bench for the user. A second pivotable lever which has a cushioned leg bar mounted to it is pivotable about a second pivot point on the pivot support member. An arm depends below and perpendicularly to the second pivotable lever. A roller bearing extends from the arm and is received by a bearing race fixed to the underside of the weight-bearing lever. As a user lying prone on the bench moves the leg bar upward by flexion of the leg muscles below the knee, the roller urges the weight-bearing lever upward. The Rolling Fulcrum.TM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1999
    Assignee: Jam'n Fitness Corp.
    Inventor: Larry Koenig
  • Patent number: 5702329
    Abstract: Exercise apparatus for strengthening the legs and hips of a user. A weight carrying pivot arm rides up and down a pivotable mast when the user squats and rises, causing the resistance of the apparatus to increase as the user approaches a standing position. An optional toe plate may be added to allow exercise of ankle and foot structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1997
    Assignee: Jam'n Fitness Corp.
    Inventor: Larry Koenig
  • Patent number: 5529558
    Abstract: Exercise apparatus for strengthening the legs and hips of a user. A weight carrying pivot arm rides up and down a pivotable mast when the user squats and rises, causing the resistance of the apparatus to increase as the user approaches a standing position. An optional toe plate may be added to allow exercise of ankle and foot structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1996
    Assignee: Jam'n Fitness Corp.
    Inventor: Larry Koenig
  • Patent number: 5108040
    Abstract: A tapered auger shredder which includes a frame defining a grinding chamber with a front wall having a centrally-located discharge opening and a rear wall mounting a powered auger screw having a flighted shaft extending through the chamber and into the discharge opening. The auger screw and shaft are tapered and the screw flight is correspondingly tapered so that the volume pumped by the screw along the length of the shaft remains substantially constant, or the rate of compression is substantially reduced, to provide consistent flow of material to the discharge opening and reduce build up of material against the front wall. In a preferred embodiment, the screw includes a torque transmission collar which extends between a disc-shaped base plate supporting the screw and the first flight turn and acts to prevent jamming of material between the base plate and underside of the first turn as well as transmit rotational torque from the disc to the shaft and flight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1992
    Inventor: Larry Koenig
  • Patent number: 4915308
    Abstract: An auger shredder and feeder system which includes a primary housing for receiving material to be ground and shredded, a primarily auger rotatably mounted within a grinding chamber formed in the housing, an extrusion tube for receiving material ground and shredded within said grinding chamber, a secondary housing having a generally tubular side wall and communicating with the extrusion tube, and a secondary auger rotatably mounted within the secondary housing. Material deposited in the primary housing is crushed and shredded, then pumped by the primary auger through the extrusion tube where forms a plug of material. As the plug progresses into the secondary housing, it is further shredded and compressed by the secondary auger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1990
    Inventor: Larry Koenig