Patents by Inventor Paul Steven Schranz

Paul Steven Schranz 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: 20200222753
    Abstract: An improved exercise equipment including a stationary exercise apparatus, a lever arm pivotably biased about a pivot axis, and a support for supporting the lever arm above the stationary exercise apparatus. The pivot axis extends substantially in a vertical direction. The stationary exercise apparatus is of a type to cause the legs of a user to scissor as the user operates the stationary exercise apparatus. In an exemplary embodiment, the stationary exercise apparatus is one of a treadmill, a stationary bicycle, and a stair climber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventor: Paul Steven Schranz
  • Patent number: 10583320
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus including a stationary exercise apparatus and a lever arm pivotably biased about a pivot axis. A support supports the lever arm above the stationary exercise apparatus, and a biasing device rotatably biases the lever arm with respect to the support about the pivot axis. The pivot axis extends substantially in a vertical direction, and the stationary exercise apparatus is a treadmill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventor: Paul Steven Schranz
  • Publication number: 20180326255
    Abstract: A stationary bicycle includes a lever arm that is pivotable about a pivot axis. A biasing device rotatably biases the lever arm about the pivot axis. The lever arm is swept through a horizontal plane when rotated about the pivot axis. A user rotates the lever arm against the bias while pedaling to preload the body for a desired therapeutic effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventor: Paul Steven Schranz
  • Patent number: 8668261
    Abstract: There is provided an adjustable saddle support that adjustably connects a conventional bicycle saddle with a conventional bicycle seat post. The conventional bicycle seat post has a conventional first saddle clamp mechanism. The adjustable saddle support comprises an adjustment mechanism that has a second saddle clamp mechanism and a support member which supports the adjustment mechanism. The adjustment mechanism adjustably engages the support member. There is also a pair of rails which have parallel spaced apart sections. The pair of rails is connected with the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventor: Paul Steven Schranz
  • Publication number: 20100327641
    Abstract: There is provided an adjustable saddle support that adjustably connects a conventional bicycle saddle with a conventional bicycle seat post. The conventional bicycle seat post has a conventional first saddle clamp mechanism. The adjustable saddle support comprises an adjustment mechanism that has a second saddle clamp mechanism and a support member which supports the adjustment mechanism. The adjustment mechanism adjustably engages the support member. There is also a pair of rails which have parallel spaced apart sections. The pair of rails is connected with the support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventor: Paul Steven Schranz
  • Publication number: 20090166643
    Abstract: There is provided a light emitting and image sensing device for a scene. The device is formed in a semiconductor substrate and comprises a photosensor component for sensing an image of the scene. The photosensor component is responsive to incident light from the scene and provides an electrical signal representative of the image. There is also a photoemitter component for emitting a light signal representative of the electrical signal, and a coupling component connecting the photosensor component with the photoemitter component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2009
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Inventor: Paul Steven SCHRANZ
  • Patent number: 7521719
    Abstract: a photosensor structure; and switching means coupled between the photosensor structure and one of the plurality of signal lines, the switching means responsive to select signals on one or more of the plurality of select lines for conveying a photosensor signal between the photosensor structure and the one of the plurality of signal lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Inventor: Paul Steven Schranz
  • Publication number: 20080303320
    Abstract: There is provided an adjustable seat support for a bicycle. The adjustable seat support has a front and a back orientation corresponding to the front and the back of a bicycle. The adjustable seat support includes a seat connecting mechanism for connecting a seat with the adjustable seat support. There is a means for telescoping that adjusts the seat connecting mechanism upwards and towards the front of the adjustable seat support, and downwards and towards the back of the adjustable seat support. A supporting structure supports the means for telescoping on the bicycle frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventor: Paul Steven Schranz
  • Patent number: 7242027
    Abstract: There is provided a light emitting and image sensing device for a scene. The light emitting and image sensing device is formed in a semiconductor substrate and comprises a photoemitter means for illuminating the scene with light, and a photosensor means for sensing an image of the scene. The photosensor means is responsive to incident light from the scene. In another embodiment of the present invention there is provided a light emitting and image sensing device for a scene. The light emitting and image sensing device includes a photosensor means for sensing the image of the scene, the photosensor means is formed in a first semiconductor substrate and is responsive to incident light from the scene, and a photoemitter means for illuminating the scene with light, the photoemitter means is formed in a second semiconductor substrate. The second semiconductor substrate is attached to the first semiconductor substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Inventor: Paul Steven Schranz
  • Publication number: 20040086093
    Abstract: The present invention deals with a Voice/Video over IP (VoIP) security monitoring and alarm system. I claim the priority of provisional patent application 60/421849 submitted Oct. 29, 2002. The system includes a plurality of peripheral devices located around a building that communicate bi-directionally with a system control module (SCM). The SCM is connected to the Internet via ADSL or Cable modem, or by cellular phone with a Bluetooth interface. The peripheral devices detect an event and notify the SCM, the SCM establishes a VoIP call to a remote user in the Internet, PSTN or cellular networks. The remote user using a multimedia device will hear ambient audio and see video images from the peripheral device in the location of the alarm. The remote user issues DTMF commands to the SCM to control the audio, initiate conference calls and other functions. The call transfers without being interrupted between peripheral devices based on detection of events. Email and Instant Messaging notification are also used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2003
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Inventor: Paul Steven Schranz