Patents by Inventor Lee Wheelbarger

Lee Wheelbarger 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: 8574101
    Abstract: A training device to enhance hand-eye coordination includes an illumination device for determining the proper time for an individual to strike a ball and to collect practice information for later evaluation. The device allows an individual to practice hitting a ball with a racket or bat, providing an immediate indication whether the ball has been properly struck. Also, an individual is provided with a record of his/her performance reviewable by a professional. The device includes a ball affixed to a flexible support assembly, the support and the ball reciprocating or pivoting when the ball has been struck. The location of the ball is constantly monitored each time the ball is struck. The amount of force applied to the ball when struck by an individual or implement can also be determined. Information relating to the manner in which the ball has been struck is recorded and is analyzed in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventors: Karmen Lee Wheelbarger, Leonard Joseph Schloss
  • Publication number: 20130196794
    Abstract: A training device to enhance hand-eye coordination includes an illumination device for determining the proper time for an individual to strike a ball and to collect practice information for later evaluation. The device allows an individual to practice hitting a ball with a racket or bat, providing an immediate indication whether the ball has been properly struck. Also, an individual is provided with a record of his/her performance reviewable by a professional. The device includes a ball affixed to a flexible support assembly, the support and the ball reciprocating or pivoting when the ball has been struck. The location of the ball is constantly monitored each time the ball is struck. The amount of force applied to the ball when struck by an individual or implement can also be determined. Information relating to the manner in which the ball has been struck is recorded and is analyzed in real time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventors: Karmen Lee Wheelbarger, Leonard Joseph Schloss
  • Patent number: 8333671
    Abstract: A reciprocating ball sports trainer for improving an individual's ability to properly strike a ball. A ball is affixed to the top of flexible supports, allowing the ball to move in an arc once it is struck. A timing light is provided for illuminating a lens to indicate the proper time for the user to strike the ball. Various sensors are included for determining whether the ball was correctly struck. A number of parameters relating to the manner in which the ball was struck are sensed and recorded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventors: Lee Wheelbarger, Leonard J. Schloss
  • Patent number: 5638713
    Abstract: A round and flat molded device not readily identifiable as a handcuff key, which can be hidden under a wrist watch or behind a standard shirt button of a law enforcement officer or security person and which can be silently retrieved and utilized by bending the key portion partially out of the surrounding molded support ring structure with the use of the thumb, index finger and middle finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1997
    Assignee: Advanced Technologies Group
    Inventors: Robert A. Roth, Karmen Lee Wheelbarger