Patents by Inventor Wei-Teh Ho

Wei-Teh Ho 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: 20200376334
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an exercise equipment assembly includes a stationary base including a front elongated support structure, a back elongated support structure, and a support body coupled between the front and back elongated support structures. The exercise equipment assembly further includes an elongated handle coupled to the support body and extending generally vertically away from the support body, the elongated handle including a first pivot assembly coupled to the support body, the pivot assembly to allow the elongated handle to pivot about its vertical axis and a knee supporting structure coupled to the support body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventor: Wei-Teh HO
  • Patent number: 10441843
    Abstract: A stepper exercise device includes a base support frame, a wheel assembly having a first wheel, a stepper assembly coupled to the base support base and first wheel of the wheel assembly, and a resistance adjustment mechanism coupled to the wheel assembly. The stepper assembly includes a first step pedal and a second step pedal coupled to a first side and a second side of the first wheel respectively. The first step pedal and the second step pedal are configured to move in an elliptical motion resembling a step motion of a user as if the user walked on the support surface. The resistance adjustment mechanism is configured to provide different amounts of resistance to rotational motions of the first wheel, which in turn provides various resistance to step motions of the first and second step pedals to adjust the intensity of the exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventors: Wei-Teh Ho, Willy Wei Yu Ho
  • Patent number: 10188891
    Abstract: Embodiments of an exercise machine are disclosed. In one embodiment, an exercise machine includes a base frame, a pair of left and right pedal assemblies, and a pedal supporting assembly. The base frame is adapted to be positioned on a support surface. The left and right pedal assemblies have a pair of left and right pedals, and each is positioned over and rotatably supported by the base frame. The pedal supporting assembly is attached to the base frame and configured to pivot around an axis. The pedal supporting assembly also supports the left and right pedal assemblies. The pedal supporting assembly is operable to generate resistance in response to movement of the left and right pedals and the pedal supporting assembly pivoting around the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventors: Wei-Teh Ho, Willy Wei Yu Ho
  • Publication number: 20180304116
    Abstract: A foldable vertical stepping exercise machine allows a user to perform exercise through vertical stepping motions. The exercise device includes a base assembly having an upper portion and a lower portion such that the lower portion rests on a support surface. The exercise device includes a stepping assembly having a pair of foot rests and a pulley mechanism attached to the upper portion of the base assembly. The pulley mechanism connects to the pair of foot rests such that the pair of foot rests slides up and down a vertical length of the exercise device. The exercise device includes a connector assembly slidably attaching the pair of foot rests to the upper portion of the base assembly so that the pair of foot rests move alternately up and down the vertical length of the exercise device while the user performs the stepping exercise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Wei-Teh Ho, Willy Wei Yu Ho
  • Patent number: 10004943
    Abstract: An exercise device includes a base frame having a first baseboard member, a second baseboard member, and a base pad disposed in between. The first baseboard member includes a first locking member disposed on a first headend of the first baseboard member, and the second baseboard member includes a second locking member disposed on a second headend of the second baseboard member. The exercise device further includes a pole frame having a top crossbar, a bottom crossbar, a first side pole, and a second side pole. The first lock member of the first baseboard member is inserted into a cross section of the first side pole and the second lock member of the second baseboard member is inserted into a cross section of the second side pole, such that the pole frame is interlocked with the base frame substantially perpendicularly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventors: Wei-Teh Ho, Willy Wei Yu Ho
  • Publication number: 20180126215
    Abstract: A foldable portable exercise machine allowing a user to perform exercise while sitting on a chair/sofa, or lying on their back on the floor. The exercise machine is portable and may be folded up for storage when not used. The exercise machine includes a base structure having a pair of rigid arms and a base bar, such that a first end of each of the rigid arms is securely fastened to opposite ends of the base bar to form a U-shape. A pair of rotatable arms is rotatably connected, through a first and second hinges, to a second end of the rigid arms. A spring mechanism is disposed surrounding the first and second hinges to provide a first and second resistance forces. Each of the rotatable arms are attached an handle bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Wei-Teh Ho, Willy Wei Yu Ho
  • Publication number: 20180078807
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a collapsible exercise machine includes a seating assembly, a handlebar assembly, and a footrest assembly. The seating assembly includes an upper section configured with a seat for a user to sit on and a lower section supported by a support surface. The lower section is configured with a pair of frictional elements. The handlebar assembly is rotatably attached to the seating assembly and is supported by the support surface. The handlebar assembly includes a handlebar and a lower end section having a pair of wheels movable on the support surface. The footrest assembly is attached to the seating assembly and the handlebar assembly. The exercise machine is configured to transition between a first position and a second position, where the user exercises by overcoming resistance primarily generated by the user's own body weight in changing the exercise machine's position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Wei-Teh Ho, Willy Wei Yu Ho
  • Publication number: 20180056105
    Abstract: Embodiments of an exercise machine are disclosed. In one embodiment, an exercise machine includes a base frame, a pair of left and right pedal assemblies, and a pedal supporting assembly. The base frame is adapted to be positioned on a support surface. The left and right pedal assemblies have a pair of left and right pedals, and each is positioned over and rotatably supported by the base frame. The pedal supporting assembly is attached to the base frame and configured to pivot around an axis. The pedal supporting assembly also supports the left and right pedal assemblies. The pedal supporting assembly is operable to generate resistance in response to movement of the left and right pedals and the pedal supporting assembly pivoting around the axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Wei-Teh Ho, Willy Wei Yu Ho
  • Publication number: 20180015321
    Abstract: A stepper exercise device includes a base support frame, a wheel assembly having a first wheel, a stepper assembly coupled to the base support base and first wheel of the wheel assembly, and a resistance adjustment mechanism coupled to the wheel assembly. The stepper assembly includes a first step pedal and a second step pedal coupled to a first side and a second side of the first wheel respectively. The first step pedal and the second step pedal are configured to move in an elliptical motion resembling a step motion of a user as if the user walked on the support surface. The resistance adjustment mechanism is configured to provide different amounts of resistance to rotational motions of the first wheel, which in turn provides various resistance to step motions of the first and second step pedals to adjust the intensity of the exercise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Wei-Teh Ho, Willy Wei Yu Ho
  • Patent number: 9868007
    Abstract: A foldable trampoline includes a tubular frame having a first section and a second section coupled to each other via a pair of frame hinges. The device further includes a flexible fabric stretched outwardly attached to the tubular frame to form a trampoline mat, wherein the tubular frame is configured to in an unfolded position or a folded position via the pair of frame hinges. When the tubular frame is in the unfolded position, the first section and the second section are laid out flat away from each other via the frame hinge to form a full-pie shape. When the tubular frame is in the folded position, the first section and the second section are folded towards to each other via the pair of frame hinges to form a half-pie shape, without having to remove the flexible fabric from the first section and second section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Inventors: Wei-Teh Ho, Willy Wei Yu Ho
  • Patent number: 9776031
    Abstract: An exercise machine including a support frame having a handle structure affixed to a base structure is described. The handle structure can provide hand support for a user using the machine. The base structure can provide floor support for the machine. One or more resilient pedaling assemblies may be pivotably coupled with the base structure to guide exercising movements of the user. Each resilient pedaling assembly may comprise an elastic element to provide a torsion force, a foot pad for resting a corresponding foot of the user and pivot assemblies rotatably engaged with the elastic element and the foot pad. Movement of the foot pad may cause deformation of the elastic element via the pivot assemblies. The deformation can induce the torsion force from the elastic element to provide reciprocal foot pedaling effects to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventors: Wei-Teh Ho, Willy Wei Yu Ho
  • Patent number: 9770620
    Abstract: A torsion pivot device including an elastic element having an axis in a longitudinal direction is described. Two or more pivot structures may be engaged with separate portions of the elastic element along the axis to allow the pivot structures to exert torque force to the separate portions of the elastic element. An axial guide mechanism may be defined through the elastic element substantially along the axis. The pivot structures may be rotatably coupled with the elastic element via the axial guide mechanism to allow the pivot structures to pivot or rotate relative to each other around the axis. The elastic element may be deformed by the torque force via the pivoting or rotation of the pivot structures. Twisting tension may be induced by the deformed elastic element to counter the torque force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventors: Wei-Teh Ho, Willy Wei Yu Ho
  • Publication number: 20170232288
    Abstract: A foldable trampoline includes a tubular frame having a first section and a second section coupled to each other via a pair of frame hinges. The device further includes a flexible fabric stretched outwardly attached to the tubular frame to form a trampoline mat, wherein the tubular frame is configured to in an unfolded position or a folded position via the pair of frame hinges. When the tubular frame is in the unfolded position, the first section and the second section are laid out flat away from each other via the frame hinge to form a full-pie shape. When the tubular frame is in the folded position, the first section and the second section are folded towards to each other via the pair of frame hinges to form a half-pie shape, without having to remove the flexible fabric from the first section and second section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Wei-Teh Ho, Willy Wei Yu Ho
  • Patent number: D796591
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventors: Wei-Teh Ho, Willy Ho
  • Patent number: D796593
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventors: Wei-Teh Ho, Willy Wei Yu Ho
  • Patent number: D797877
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Inventors: Wei-Teh Ho, Willy Ho
  • Patent number: D798971
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventors: Wei-Teh Ho, Willy Wei Yu Ho
  • Patent number: D799610
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventors: Wei-Teh Ho, Willy Ho
  • Patent number: D818548
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventors: Wei-Teh Ho, Willy Wei Yu Ho
  • Patent number: D827732
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventors: Wei-Teh Ho, Willy Wei Yu Ho